Planning Board Minutes - January 24, 2013

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD MEETING

 

Village Hall Council Chambers

10050 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

 

January 24, 2013

Thursday, 7:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. I.ROLL CALL. Richard Fernandez, Chair, John Busta, Victor Bruce, Robert Abramitis.

Sid Reese absent.

 

  1. II.BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

                                                                                                    

  1. III.ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 13, 2012

 

Motion to move public hearing after current items on agenda

Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Robert Abramitis.

Minutes approved unanimously.

 

  1. a.Amendment of Appendix A Zoning, of the Miami Shores Village Code of Ordinances.

 

During the regularly scheduled Council Meeting of Tuesday, September18, 2012, the Village Council requested that the Planning and Zoning Board review Appendix A Zoning, of the Code of Ordinances and recommend appropriate amendments.

 

Staff reviewed the zoning code and with planning board and village council participation has prepared an amended zoning code for referral to the planning board for their consideration at a public hearing to be held during the regular planning board meeting of December 13, 2012. The planning board shall make a written report thereof to the village council, which report shall contain the proposed amendment, and the findings and recommendations of the board.

 

  1. IV.MINUTES

 

  1. a.December 13, 2012

Motion: Approve minutes

Action: Accept, Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Victor Bruce.

Minutes approved unanimously.

 

  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

 

  1. 1.None

 

 

NEW ITEMS

 

  1. 1.PZ-12-12-201242: 9534 NE 2nd Avenue, (Owner) Leocava, LLC, (Applicant) Dermbar MD, (Agent) Thomas Luongo; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Special Site plan review and approval. Wall sign.

 

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. Luongo was present in representation of the applicant. Mr. Abramitis had questions regarding proposed lettering in comparison to medical center sign right next to location. Chairman asked questions regarding exact location of business, whether it is a store front with direct access to the street or located within the building. In the past, board has not approved signs for offices that are located inside a building with no direct access to the street, and have guided them towards putting information on a building directory.

Mr. Thomas Luongo, address 318 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables addressed the board about their concerns and how the sign would serve as an advertisement of business. Mr. Busta asked Mr. Luongo about the height of the lettering and Mr. Luongo mentioned that the letters are 13 inches. Mr. Luongo clarified the sign would serve as a location identification. Mr. Chairman asked questions. Mr. Abramitis asked if the entrance in the front was the main entrance for this business. Mr. Abramitis mentioned that the Chairman’s recollection of what has been done in the past is correct and if everyone put their name on a building, we could have many signs that would look like a billboard. Board members discuss that the building directory should solve the problem. Attorney referenced code.

 

Motion to deny application

Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Abramitis.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

  1. 2.PZ-12-12-201243: 501 NE 94th Street, (Owner) Mario Iraheta, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Gerald DeMarco; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Second story addition and garage conversion, bedroom, bathroom and open second story terrace.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Agent Gerald DeMarco was present on behalf of owner. Mr. Sarafan asked if the septic system would be enlarged. Client answered they might have to depending on requirements. Mr. Abramitis asked about generator location and client mentioned that they do not have a concrete location but would abide by code ordinance. Mr. Busta asked about roof plans and dimensional shingles. Mr. Bruhn clarified to the architect that asphalt shingles are not permitted unless an engineer specifies that the roof cannot support clay or cement tiles. Mr. Victor Bruce asked about slope changes and height limitations.

 

Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations.

Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Victor Bruce.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 13, 2012

 

 

  1. a.Amendment of Appendix A Zoning, of the Miami Shores Village Code of Ordinances.

 

During the regularly scheduled Council Meeting of Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Village Council requested that the Planning and Zoning Board review Appendix A Zoning, of the Code of Ordinances and recommend appropriate amendments.

 

Staff reviewed the zoning code and with planning board and village council participation has prepared an amended zoning code for referral to the planning board for their consideration at a public hearing to be held during the regular planning board meeting of December 13, 2012. The planning board shall make a written report thereof to the village council, which report shall contain the proposed amendment, and the findings and recommendations of the board.

 

Open Hearing

 

Chairman Fernandez acknowledges the receipt of email sent by Miami Shores Resident Jeff Kemp, regarding concerns in favor of allowing vegetable gardens in the front, side and rear yards. Chickees should be permitted structures as well as bamboo fence panels.

 

Mr. Abramitis addresses his concerns regarding information presented in The Miami Herald about the proposed sewer system in the downtown area and Attorney Richard Sarafan clarified what was presented by Village Council.

 

Board members discussed if they want to keep present regulations regarding plot coverage in the front yard, rear yard or if they want to use FAR (Floor Area Ratio), Lot coverage, Open Space and Green Space to regulate development of plots. Clarification for coverage of accessory structures was also discussed.

 

Board members voted to remove the general green space requirement and replace it with the requirement to maintain 50% green space in the front yard or R district properties only.

 

Board voted to clarify interpretation of accessory structure in rear yard to mean roofed structures.

 

Mr. Sarafan recommended the board forward the code rewrite to the village council with a recommendation not to advertise a public hearing until the board brings forward a recommendation on utilizing FAR (Floor Area Ratio), Lot coverage, Open Space and Green Space

 

The planning board adjourned the meeting to February 6, 2013.

 

 

  1. VI.DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

  1. a.None.

 

  1. VII.NEXT WORKSHOP – None Scheduled

 

  1. a.None.

 

  1. VIII.NEXT REGULAR HEARING – February 28, 2013.

 

  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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