Resolutions - R7 G
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||May 13, 2020|
|SUBJECT:||A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A NEW MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AND THE LINCOLN ROAD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, INC., (LRBID), IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PROVIDING CITY FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $160,000 PER YEAR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MAINTENANCE AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES FOR THE AREA LOCATED WITHIN THE LRBID; SAID MOU RETROACTIVELY APPROVING FOR A TERM OF ONE (1) YEAR, COMMENCING ON MAY 1, 2020, AND ENDING ON APRIL 30, 2021, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM UP TO TWO (2) ONE-YEAR RENEWAL TERMS, AT THE CITY COMMISSION’S SOLE DISCRETION.|
City Administration recommends adopting the Resolution.
On April 15, 2015, the Mayor and City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2015-28992, which created a special assessment district to be known as the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (the LRBID) for a period of ten (10) years, to stabilize and improve the Lincoln Road retail business district, which is located within a nationally recognized historic district, through promotion, management, marketing, and other similar services.
On October 1, 2016, the LRBID entered into an agreement with Mydatt Services Inc., d/b/a Block by Block (Block by Block) to provide enhanced environmental maintenance services (manual removal of litter and debris, weed control, handbill removal, graffiti removal, power washing, special projects, and landscaping), and hospitality and safety services (walking patrols, public relations checks, addressing quality of life crimes, after hours escorts, information sharing, reporting, and hospitality services) for the area located within the District (the Services).
On February 9, 2017, and pursuant to City Resolution No. 2016-29692, the City and the LRBID entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the MOU) to provide City funding for a portion of the Services, for a Term of approximately eight (8) months, which Term ended on September 30, 2017. On October 18, 2017 and pursuant to Resolution No. 2017-30051, the City executed Amendment No. 1 to the MOU, which provided the option to extend the term for a one year, until September 30, 2019.
On September 11, 2019, Administration proposed extending the Memorandum of Understanding with the LRBID for a term of one (1) year, commencing on October 1, 2019. The Mayor and City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2019-30948 as amended, approving a month to month extension of the current MOU, for a period of six (6) months, which Term ended on March 31, 2020. Thereafter, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, services were temporarily suspended on April 1, 2020. Consequently, a new MOU is needed for the continuation of services rendered by Mydatt Services Inc., d/b/a Block by Block (Block by Block).
The City now desires to execute a new Memorandum of Understanding with the LRBID for a term of one year, commencing on May 1, 2020 and ending on April 30, 2021, in order to continue to provide funding for a portion of the Services at the rate of $160,000 per year, or $13,333.33 per month.
The Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission approve and authorize the City Manager to execute a new Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the LRBID, in order to continue providing City funding for environmental maintenance and hospitality services for the area located within the District, for a term of one (1) year until April 30, 2021, with the option to extend the term up to two (2) one-year renewal terms, at the City Commission’s sole discretion.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|No|| ||No|| |