Resolutions - C7 M
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Raul J. Aguila, Interim City Manager|| |
|DATE:||April 21, 2021|
|SUBJECT:||A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCY COMMITTEE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MIAMI DESIGN PRESERVATION LEAGUE (MDPL) MUSEUM MASTER PLAN PROJECT, ESTIMATED TO COST BETWEEN $350,000-$400,000 BY: (1) PAYING MDPL $50,000 FROM PREVIOUSLY BUDGETED FY 2021 ART DECO WEEKEND SPONSORSHIP FUNDS; AND (2) APPROPRIATING, DURING THE CITY'S FY 2022 BUDGETARY PROCESS, $175,000 IN MATCHING GRANT FUNDS, WITH ANY APPROVED FUNDS TO BE RELEASED UPON MDPL DEMONSTRATING, TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE CITY MANAGER, THAT MDPL HAS RECEIVED CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS EARMARKED FOR THE PROJECT, UP TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $175,000. |
|The Administration recommends adopting the Resolution.|
|On November 20, 2020 Daniel Ciraldo, Executive Director of Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) formally requested the City to consider the possibility to reallocate the City’s budgeted sponsorship FY 21 funds in the amount of $100,000.00 for the 2021 Art Deco Weekend Festival since the event was cancelled due to the Corvid 19 Pandemic, and allocate the funds towards the Museum Master Plan consistent with the current management agreement between the City and MDPL. The request to reallocate the funds was formally presented for discussion at the December 9, 2020 the City Commission meeting and then referred to FERC meeting on January 22, 2021 meeting for further consideration. The direction after discussion at the FERC meeting was to approve the $50,000.00 request for reallocation towards the Museum Master plan for Capital Improvements and for MDPL to fundraise the remaining 50% of the total project costs.|
The City of Miami Beach budgets and allocates on an annual basis sponsorship funds in the amount of $100,000.00 for the Art Deco Weekend Festival. As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Art Deco Weekend Festival was cancelled for FY 21. On November 20, 2020, Daniel Ciraldo, Executive Director of Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) formally requested the City to consider the possibility to reallocate the City’s budgeted FY 21 sponsorship funds towards the Museum Master Plan consistent with the current management agreement between the City and MDPL.
The proposal was reviewed by the City’s Property Management Director and CFO whom agreed that the proposed improvements to the City-owned facility have merit, but that it would be difficult to re-allocate the full $100,000 sponsorship due to dramatic decreases to the City’s resort tax revenues. After subsequent discussions, MDPL revised their request to re-allocate $50,000 of the $100,000 FY 2021 sponsorship towards the Museum master plan improvements project. This amount allows MDPL to begin some of the key elements of the overall project while providing the City $50,000 of savings to apply towards re-balancing the FY 2021 budget.
Following the recommendation the FERC meeting on January 22, 2021, and pending commission approval the City will move forward with the request for the reallocation of FY 21 Sponsorship funds in the amount of $50,000.00 towards the Museum Master plan for Capital Improvements and for MDPL to fundraise the remaining 50% of the total project costs.
To fund the remaining estimated $350,000 for the project, MDPL has requested a 50% match from the City, of up to $175,000 from the FY 2022 Capital Budget. MDPL proposes to fundraise the remaining 50% of the total project costs.
SUPPORTING SURVEY DATA
|Upon review of this item, the Administration recommends going forward with reallocating $50,000 of the FY 2021 Art Deco Weekend sponsorship towards the planned improvements of the facility consistent with the Museum Master Plan under the Management Agreement. Regarding the proposal for funding the remainder of the estimated project cost of $350,000, the Administration recommends that MDPL produces documentation clearly showing that they have met the 50% match target prior to advancing any of the City’s funding for the project (up to $175,000). |
|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|| |
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