Ordinances - R5 AG
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Raul J. Aguila, City Attorney|| |
|DATE:||June 7, 2017|
|SUBJECT:||AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 66 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, ENTITLED “MARINE STRUCTURES, FACILITIES AND VEHICLES,” BY AMENDING THE CHAPTER TITLE AND BY DELETING OBSOLETE AND OUTDATED PROVISIONS AND BY AMENDING TERMINOLOGY IN ARTICLE I, ENTITLED “IN GENERAL,” ARTICLE III, ENTITLED “PIERS, DOCKS AND BOAT RAMPS,” ARTICLE IV, ENTITLED “VESSELS,” ARTICLE V, ENTITLED “REGATTAS AND BOAT RACES,” AND IN ARTICLE VI, ENTITLED “VESSELS ABANDONED ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY”; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.|
Pursuant to the request of Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman, the attached Ordinance is submitted for consideration on First Reading by the Mayor and City Commission at the June 7, 2017 Commission meeting.
|Amendments to Chapter 66 of the City Code, entitled "Marine Sturctures, Facilities, and Vehicles," were recently discussed and recommended by the Marine and Waterfront Protection Authority at its meeting on March 14, 2017. The Authority considered the continued relevance of Sections 66-7 and 66-153 of the City Code regarding commercial bait boats and identification requirements for employees of boat and dock operations and, following its discussion, approved a motion recommending that those Sections be repealed as they are outdated and not in accord with current applicable marine standards utilized and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, Miami-Dade County, and State law.
Upon further review by the City Attorney's Office, other provisions throughout Chapter 66 were deemed obsolete, outdated, or not consistent with current law and, thus, additional housekeeping revisions are set forth in the attached Ordinance.
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman