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Planning Board Minutes - April 26 2012 Thursday, 7:00 P.M.

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD MEETING

 

Village Hall Council Chambers

10050 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

 

April 26, 2012

Thursday, 7:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. I.Roll Call. Present: Richard Fernandez, Chair, Sid Reese, Paul Madsen, Robert Abramitis, John Busta, David Dacquisto, Director of Planning and Zoning (Not voting), Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney (Not voting), Norm Bruhn, Building Official (Not voting).

Anthony Flores, Code Enforcement Officer.

 

  1. II.BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

 

  1. III.ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held after the new items.

 

  1. IV.MINUTES

 

  1. a.March 22, 2012.

Motion: Approve minutes, Action: Accept, Moved by John Busta, Seconded by

Sid Reese.

 

  1. V.SCHEDULED ITEMS

 

SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY:

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

 

TABLED ITEMS

   None

 

 

NEW ITEMS

 

  1. 1.PZ-3-12-20127: 10666 NE 10th Place, (Owner) Chrissie Chiarella, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Robert Sosa; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Garage conversion.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Applicant was present and did not have any questions for Mr. Dacquisto or Board.

 

Motion: Approve application subject to staff recommendations with additional condition that the totally paved swale is brought into compliance with the code. Action: Accept. Moved by Robert Abramitis. Seconded by Paul Madsen.

Discussion by board. Mrs. Chiarella asked about compliance regarding swale and what it entailed and Mr. Dacquisto answered question.

Motion passed unanimously.

  1. 2.PZ-3-12-20128: 9215 North Bayshore Drive, (Owner) Columbo Invest LLC, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Mark Campbell; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Renovation to front of residence and conversion of flat roof area to terrace.

 

Motion to table item. Moved by Sid Reese, seconded by Paul Madsen. Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

Motion to lift item from table. Moved by Paul Madsen, seconded by Sid Reese. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Mr. Chairman asked Mr. Bruhn about compliance. Mr. Campbell, agent for owner was present on behalf of owner and did not have any questions for Mr. Dacquisto but made his presentation regarding property.

 

Motion: Approve subject to staff recommendations. Action: Accept. Moved by Paul Madsen, Seconded by Sid Reese.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. 3.PZ-3-12-20129: 1350 NE 101st Street, (Owner) Dirk and Lisa Peterson, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Victor Bruce; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Addition.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Victor Bruce Agent was present on behalf of owner and did not have any questions for staff or board members. No discussion by board.

Motion: Approve subject to staff conditions. Action: Accept. Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Sid Reese.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. 4.PZ-3-12-201210: 10255 Biscayne Boulevard, (Owner) Franz Rivera, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Victor J. Bruce; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Exterior remodeling.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Victor Bruce Agent was present on behalf of owner and did not have any questions for staff or board members. Robert Abramitis asked Mr. Dacquisto question regarding property. No other questions from board.

 

Motion: Approve subject to staff recommendations. Action: Accept. Moved by Paul Madsen, seconded by John Busta.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. 5.PZ-3-12-201211: 9700 NE 2nd Avenue, (Owner) Rubin Matz, (Applicant) Jose Arencibia, Optima Medical Center, (Agent) Same; Article VII. Errors and Variances; Sec. 702 Hardship variances: Sec 521. Required off-street parking. Variance of two (2) parking spaces. Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Change of use general office to medical office.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record and denial of the variance.

 

Applicant and agent were present. Jennifer Bernstein, applicant asked Mr. Dacquisto questions regarding the variance. Mr. Chairman asked Mr. Dacquisto some questions. Owner of property Rubin Matz addressed concerns regarding tenants and parking restrictions. Ms. Bernstein also addressed concerns regarding parking restrictions. Mr. Abramitis had questions regarding capacity and office size of this location in comparison to other medical offices being rented by this company. Mr. Chairman had some questions for the applicant. Discussion by board.

Motion: Deny variance request. Action: Deny. Moved by Robert Abramitis, Seconded by John Busta.

Discussion by board.

Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 4, No = 1,).

Yes: Richard Fernandez, Paul Madsen, John Busta, Robert Abramitis.

No: Sid Reese

 

Next issue: Change of use. Mr. Chairman asked Mr. Dacquisto if he had an issue amending application for appropriate parking conditions so that it now reflects that tenant will lease (2 parking spaces). Mr. Dacquisto said that he did not. Mr. Abramitis raised concern over drop off zone for patients and asked what arrangements could be made. Mr. Dacquisto made note that loading zone in the rear is a better and safer option. Board members discussed drop off zone.

 

Motion: Approve change of use subject to a suitable arrangement made with the village that includes two additional parking spaces and with understanding that loading and unloading of patients will be at an acceptable safe location off of NE 2nd Ave. Action: Accept. Moved by Robert Abramitis, Seconded by Paul Madsen.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

  1. 6.PZ-4-12-201214: (Owner) Barry University C/O Bruce Edward; (Applicant) Same; (Agent) Same; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special Approvals. University Parking Master Plan.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Mr. Chairman asked questions regarding parking recommendations for additional space (lot Q). Mr. Sarafan advised regarding conclusion that board needs to decide on. Mr. Chairman made observations regarding prior discussions on Barry University. Mr. Abramitis asked Mr. Dacquisto about lot Q and asked about what should transpire in 5 years with plan. Mickey Marrero and Barry personnel were present to state case regarding parking. Mr. Chairman asked Mr. Dacquisto questions regarding 5 year plan and amendments before then. Dr. Griffin made presentation on behalf of Barry University and mentioned he supported staff recommendation.

 

Motion: Approve subject to staff recommendations 1 thru 4. Action: Accept. Moved by Sid Reese, seconded by Paul Madsen.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

10 minute intermission.

 

9:10 pm Mr. Reese had to leave meeting early due to illness.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. a.During the regularly scheduled Council Meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Councilman Loffredo raised the issue of xeriscaping for front yards. Following a brief discussion, a motion was made, seconded and unanimously passed to have the Planning & Zoning Board research and report back to the Council as to whether creating an amendment to the Code for xeriscaping (Florida Friendly Landscaping) in the front would be appropriate and if so, to what extent. Mr. Henry Mayer, Commercial Urban Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County, Sustainability, Planning and Economic Enhancement, to speak.

 

Mr. Dacquisto mentioned Mr. Mayer was not able to attend and Ms. Barbara McAdam was present on behalf of Miami Dade County. Ms. McAdam gave background why Florida friendly program was initially designed, what certifications, principles and practices were needed. Florida friendly plants do not require much maintenance, right plant; right place will help with low maintenance issues. Ms. McAdam Highlighted Miami-Dade county ordinance and outlined that xerisccape is no longer the name that is being used because it confuses owners who believe no maintenance at all is required, which is not correct. Idea and name is originally from Colorado, concept of Arizona backyard. Pictures were presented of what yards could look like. Mr. Chairman asked Ms. McAdam questions about xeriscaping and what the concept is and how it could be used in Miami. She encouraged Florida friendly landscaping to help environment, not gravel but plants for oxygen. Mr. Chairman asked about model ordinances and there is a website for the state. Mr. Abramitis asked Ms. McAdam to clarify about rock only properties and she clarified about certain regulations and rocks are included in plan. Key issues that are meant to address by Florida friendly are certain use of water, small amounts of fertilizer and more natural feel but there are limits. Miami-Dade code reflects state code. Mr. Dacquisto read what code states and details of what other cities are doing.

 

Public Hearing open

 

Dan Arguellas, representative for Arteznos, Inc. made notation about drainage.

 

Public Hearing closed

 

Discussion by board members, Mr. Sarafan and staff. Mr. Chairman requested that members of the board review information online and wait until next meeting to have another public hearing with information gathered by staff.

 

ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. b.During the regularly scheduled Council Meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the village council discussed the ordinance permitting hybrid roofs and making the amendment permanent. Following discussion, a motion was made, seconded and unanimously passed to have the Planning & Zoning Board hold a public hearing to review and consider an amendment to the existing hybrid roof amendment Sec. 523.1 (k) to allow solar panels on the rear roof only and to eliminate the restriction on how far apart the rows of clay tile may be laid.

 

Mr. Dacquisto gave background information on request by council. Council is requesting this board to consider allowing a greater spacing than 4inches between the rows of clay tile because right now we require a 4 inch reveal between the tiles. It makes it look more like a tile roof but by doing that you can’t use a certain particular type of solar panel.

 

 

 

Public Hearing Open

 

Daniel Arguellas representative for Artezanos Inc, a roofing company talked about hybrid system and new designs by using back of house and affordable material. Gave background on different types of roofs and where they are made. Mr. Chairman asked Mr. Arguellas question regarding width and length and power generate. Tech is constantly changing. Power warranty of 20 to 25 yrs. Building official made observations about roofing systems. Mr. Arugellas presented pictures of what roof would look like and mentioned all monetary advantages that come along with the systems. Mr. Dacquisto clarified what board needs to make decision on, which is 4 inch reveal.

 

Public Hearing Closed

 

Discussion by board. Further discussion on matter will take place at the next meeting and another public hearing will be held.

 

 

 

  1. VI.DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

  1. a.Review of zoning code, dates for workshops and establishing process for review.

 

Mr. Sarafan gave background information of code and revision. Mr. Dacquisto also spoke about drafting of the new code. Discussion by board. Further discussion will be held at a later date and workshop.

 

  1. VII.NEXT WORKSHOP

 

  1. a.None scheduled.

 

  1. VIII.NEXT REGULAR HEARING – May 24, 2012

 

  1. a.Regular agenda.

 

  1. IX.ADJOURNMENT

          

Pursuant to Chapter 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if person decides to appeal any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.

 

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