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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Alina T. Hudak, City Manager 
DATE:June  23, 2021
 



SUBJECT:A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 2, TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH AND TOWER FORTY ONE ASSOCIATION, INC., FOR THE CITY TO LEASE ADDITIONAL ROOFTOP AREAS AT 4101 PINE TREE DRIVE (THE "PROPERTY"), IN THE ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $2,500, FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TWO ADDITIONAL ANTENNAS WHICH WILL ASSIST THE CITY IN MONITORING AND OPERATING THE CITY'S WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER SYSTEM.

RECOMMENDATION

The Administration recommends amending its existing agreement with Tower Forty One to include the installation of two additional antennas, for the purpose of monitoring and operating the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater system in the annual amount of $2,500.

BACKGROUND/HISTORY

At its July 29, 2020, meeting, the City Commission accepted the recommendation of the City Manager to approve the material terms, pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) 2018-233-KB, for design build, operate and maintain water, wastewater and stormwater Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) & Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and to execute an agreement with Data Flow Systems, Inc., via Resolution No.2020-31333. 

 

In the context of transmission and distribution elements of utilities, this generally refers to an industrial computer system that monitors and controls substations, transformers and other electrical assets (the Project).  In this case, the City’s 6 water pump stations, 23 wastewater pump stations and approximately 49 stormwater pump stations.  City staff has been working with the City’s consultant Hazen and Sawyer to finalize a draft agreement  in order to implement the project.

 

The success of this project will depend highly on the City’s ability to install the proper communications equipment (antennas) in a suitable location that would provide the best possible signal for the communications equipment.

 

Since 1987, the City, has been the "Tenant" of Tower 41 Associations, Inc. (Tower 41), the "Landlord", for the use of an equipment room  and certain rooftop areas for the placement and operations of certain public safety communications equipment.

 

At its April 11, 2018 meeting, the City Commission amended Resolution No. 2017-30069, authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a new lease agreement between the City and Tower 41, for the continued use of an equipment room and certain rooftop areas, at the building located at 4101 Pine Tree Drive, for a term of fifteen (15) years, commencing, retroactively, on January 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2032. 

SUPPORTING SURVEY DATA

Results from the 2019 Resident Survey show that 74% of residents rated the reliability of sewer (wastewater) services as excellent/good.  In order to continue maintaining excellent standards in this area, the City intends to amend its agreement with Tower 41.

CONCLUSION

The Administration recommends amending its existing agreement with Tower Forty One to include the installation of two additional antennas, for the purpose of monitoring and operating the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater system in the annual amount of $2,500.

Applicable Area

Middle Beach
Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
Yes No 

Strategic Connection

Prosperity - Revitalize targeted areas and increase investment.
Legislative Tracking
Public Works

ATTACHMENTS:
Description
First Amendment to Lease_Tower 41
Resolution 2020-31333
2018-30272 Resolution
2017-30069 Resolution
Resolution