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|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||June 24, 2020|
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE, IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO THE CITY ATTORNEY, A 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 (OR $13,333.33 PER MONTH) FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MAINTENANCE, HOSPITALITY, AND SAFETY SERVICES FOR THE AREA LOCATED WITHIN THE LINCOLN ROAD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; SAID AGREEMENT FOR A TERM OF APPROXIMATELY FIVE (5) MONTHS, COMMENCING RETROACTIVELY ON MAY 1, 2020, AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, WHICH TERM MAY BE EXTENDED FOR UP TO TWO (2) ONE-YEAR RENEWAL TERMS, AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, AND SUBJECT TO ANY REQUIRED BUDGETARY APPROPRIATIONS.
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, the Mayor and City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2019-30948 as amended, to extend the Term of the current MOU on a month-to-month basis, provided that this extension of the MOU shall not exceed a period of six (6) months. In March 2020, the LRBID and Block by Block temporarily suspended the performance of the Services in the District as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, a MOU is needed for the continuation of services rendered by Mydatt Services Inc., d/b/a Block by Block (Block by Block).
In order to resume the Services, the Administration recommends executing new Memorandum of Understanding with the LRBID for a five (5) months, commencing on May 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2020, 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 hereby approve in substantial form and authorize the City Manager to execute, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the LRBID, in order to continue providing City funding in the amount of $160,000 per year (or $13,333.33 per month) for environmental maintenance, hospitality, and safety services for the area located within the District; said agreement for a term of five (5) months, commencing retroactively on May 1, 2020, and ending on September 30, 2020, which term may be extended for up to two (2) one-year renewal terms, at the sole discretion of the City Commission, and subject to any required budgetary appropriations.
|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|| |