The City Commission

Please join us in the Commission Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The meeting opens with five special presentations: a report by Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Chief Dave Downey, a proclamation proclaiming April, 2014 as “Water Conservation Month” in the City of Sunny Isles Beach, a proclamation proclaiming May, 2014 as “Civility Month” in the City of Sunny Isles Beach, a proclamation to be presented to the National Park Trust for “Kids To Parks Day” on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and a presentation by Lynn M. Dannheisser, Esq. of the second Quarterly Report on The Sunny Isles Beach Foundation.


Amending Ordinance No. 2013-412; Amending the City’s Budget No. BA1314-04 for the 2013/14 Fiscal Year-General Fund, Street Construction/Maintenance Fund, Capital Projects Fund and 2010 Capital Projects Fund. Amending Chapter 265, Article IX, “Sign Regulations” to clarify that electronic signs are permitted in government facilities located in the city.

Creating Chapter 99 of the Code of Ordinances entitled “Public Health and Safety”, including Article I entitled “E-Cigarettes”, to prohibit the sale, gifting or furnishing of E-Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine to persons under the age of eighteen.

Creating a new article in Chapter 172 entitled “Charitable Donations” requiring approval of the City Commission for financial donations to charitable organizations and for donations of inkind services and use of facilities by charitable organizations.

Amending Chapter 33 “Code of Ethics” to prohibit department heads from serving on the board of directors of for-profit corporations that receive monetary or in-kind benefits from the city.

Amending Chapter 100 “Animals” to create a new section 100-3 entitled “Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats”. Amending Section 265-23 of the City Code to clarify the process to extend the useful life of Transfer Development Rights. THERE ARE THREE ORDINANCES ON THE AGENDA FOR SECOND READING: Amending Chapter 33 “Code of Ethics” to clarify that elected officials are prohibited from serving on the Board of Directors of for-profit or not-for-profit corporations that receive monetary or in-kind benefits from the City.

Amending Section 265-46(A)(17) to modify the vehicle platform requirements. Amending Chapter 62 “Purchasing” Section62- 13 “Exemptions from Competitive Bidding” to clarify that purchases made through intergovernmental cooperative purchasing arrangements or purchasing consortiums organized as a corporation not-for-profit whose members are governmental entities are exempt from competitive bidding.


Request for approval to revise the extension fee for useful life of Transfer of Development Rights.

Request for approval to award Bid No. 14-02- 01 to Enviro Waste Services Group for storm water management system preventative maintenance services.

Request to approve purchase authority from South Dade Electrical Supplies, Inc. for purchase of electrical supplies for the capital improvements project at Intracoastal Parks. Request to authorize the City to execute an agreement between Miami-Dade County and the City of Sunny Isles Beach for sanitary sewer facilities at Gateway Park.

Request to authorize the City Manager to expend budgeted funds for the purchase of wireless telecommunications services from Verizon Wireless for the Police Department, Building Department, Code Compliance and Parking Enforcement.

Request to approve an agreement with Gladys Gonzalez for project management services for the implementation of a new finance system. Request to approve an agreement with Shorty’s BBQ for catering services for the City’s 17th Anniversary Celebration.

Request to approve the second amendment to the agreement with Development Counsellors International for public relations services. Request to approve the third amendment to the agreement with Unique Charters for transportation services-motor coach rental.

Request to approve an agreement with RJ Behar & Company to provide engineering and architectural services for Samson Oceanfront Park. Request to approval submission by Beach Club Acquisitions/TB Ocean Club Land (Turnberry Ocean Club) for a temporary sales office structure.

Request to approve the agreement between Haulover Marina and the City of Sunny Isles Beach regarding certain seagrass mitigation.

Request to provide in-kind support to the Israeli Consulate General for the “Israel 66th Independence Day Celebration” event on May 11, 2014 for the use of City personnel and generator.

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