Resolutions - R7 M
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||June 7, 2017|
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE
CITY TO ACCEPT A SPONSORSHIP FROM BOUCHER BROTHERS
MIAMI BEACH, LLC, FOR TABLES, CHAIRS, AND UMBRELLAS
(BRANDED WITH THE BOUCHER BROTHERS LOGO), INCLUDING
DAILY SET UP AND TAKE DOWN SERVICE, TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY
IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY'S PLANNED RUE VENDOME "SOFT"
STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN 71ST STREET AND NORMANDY DRIVE;
AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A
The Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission approve the Resolution.
At the March 1, 2017 meeting, the City Commission passed a motion approving the permanent closure, preceded by a three (3)-month “soft closure”, of Rue Vendome between 71st Street and Normandy Drive. The Commission directed the Administration to conduct a survey of the area at the City’s expense, to make the survey available to business owners that want to pursue a sidewalk café permit, and suggested that the Administration notify the residents and businesses in the area prior to implementation of the soft closure.
The permanent closure of Rue Vendome was developed by the North Beach Blue Ribbon Committee and later approved as part of the North Beach Master Plan. The permanent closure has also been approved by the Florida Department of Transportation and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works.
A community meeting was held on April 5, 2017 to update the local residents and businesses on the pending street closure. At the meeting, various concepts for a soft closure as well as a permanent closure were presented to the community for input.
As a result of coordination efforts by Staff, in search of temporary street furniture with shading (umbrellas) for placement on Rue Vendome, Boucher Brothers Miami Beach, LLC offered to sponsor tables, chairs, and umbrellas on a temporary basis, during the three (3)-month soft closure of Rue Vendome between 71st Street and Normandy Drive. The umbrellas will display the Boucher Brothers logo.
The sponsorship requires a resolution of the Mayor and Commission to authorize the City Manager to accept the street furniture from Boucher Brothers Miami Beach, LLC, for use exclusively as part of the City's soft closure of Rue Vendome between 71st Street and Normandy Drive. Boucher Brothers will commit to setting-up and taking-down the sponsored street furniture on a daily basis for the duration of the three (3)-month soft closure.
Should the City Commission approve this resolution, execution of a sponsorship agreement between the City and Boucher Brothers Miami Beach, LLC will be required.
KEY INTENDED OUTCOMES SUPPORTED
Ensure Comprehensive Mobility Addressing All Modes Throughout The City
The proposed sponsorship is at not cost to the City.