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PLANNING BOARD MINUTES - November 12, 2015

NOVEMBER 12, 2015

THURSDAY, 7:00 P.M.

In Attendance:

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

David Dacquisto, Director of Planning & Zoning

Mariana Gracia, Clerk

 

I) CALL TO ORDER

1) Roll Call

Present: Mr. Carlos Diaz, Mr. Sid Reese, Jr., Mr. W. Robert Abramitis, Mr. John Busta, Chairman Richard Fernandez.

 

2) Introduction of new member.

Chairman Fernandez warmly welcomed our new Board Member Mr. Carlos Diaz and asked Mr. Diaz to tell us about himself. Mr. Diaz spoke briefly about his professional and personal background. He expressed how glad he is to serve on this Board.

 

3) Election of Chair and Vice Chair.

Motion to nominate Chairman Richard Fernandez – by Mr. Busta, Seconded by Mr. Reese and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

Motion to nominate Vice Chairman Robert Abramitis –by Mr. Reese, Seconded by Mr. Busta and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

II) BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES Board members disclosed properties that are on the Agenda and they had looked at.

Mr. Sarafan explains to Mr. Diaz what constitutes a visit to the properties and what needs to be disclosed.

Chairman Fernandez explains that there is a lot to know on this Board and asked new Member should there be a question procedurally don’t hesitate to ask a question.

 

III) ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING

1) None

 

IV) MINUTES – Moved to the end of the Agenda by Chairman Fernandez with Board consensus.

1) September 2, 2015

Motion to approve by Mr. Abramitis, Seconded by Mr. Busta and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

2) September 17, 2015

Motion to approve with corrections made by Mr. Busta, Seconded by Mr. Reese and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

3) September 24, 2015

Motion to approve with corrections by Mr. Busta, Seconded by Mr. Reese and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

4) October 8, 2015

Motion to approve by Mr. Busta, Seconded by Mr. Reese and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

V) SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES

1) 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.”

 

VI) TABLED ITEMS TO A TIME CERTAIN

1) None

 

VII) NEW ITEMS:

 

1) PZ-10-15-2015223: 179 NE 96th Street, (Owner) Palazzo Leoni LLC, Todd Leoni, (Applicant) Zena Duncan / Christian Dunham, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 504. (f) (1) and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Signs.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application which includes two Signs. The Applicant is proposing a hanging sign and a door sign. There is sufficient clearance of at least 7.5 ft. for the hanging sign. Staff is recommending approval with the conditions as are attached. Zena Duncan 179 NE 96 Street was present and did not wish to testify. Mr. Christian Dunham was present and did not wish to testify. Chairman Fernandez asked the nature of their business. Ms. Duncan answered that they are Attorneys. Mr. Abramitis made Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations. Mr. Reese seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2) PZ-10-15-2015224: 1009 NE 104th Street, (Owner) Alexander Rodier, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Trident Environmental / Bibi Villazon; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 534 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Waterfront development. Dock and boat lift.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application which includes a dock and boat lift. Mr. Rodier agreed to start the Dock 40’ from the property boundary in an agreement with a neighbor. Mr. Dacquisto read the Staff Report into the record. Staff is recommending approval with the conditions as attached. Ms. Bibi Villazon of 1850 SW 15 Street, Miami, FL was present and wished to testify. The Board asked questions. Mr. Busta made a Motion to approve subject to Staff Recommendations. Mr. Reese seconded the Motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

3) PZ-10-15-2015225: 8825 B Biscayne Boulevard, (Owner) 88 Biscayne Management LLC, (Applicant) Global Hybrid Group, (Agent) Henry Aneulo; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 504. (f) (1) and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Signs.

Mr. Dacquisto says that there may be some confusion regarding the numbering of the property due to tenants moving in and out. The correct address is in the staff report. Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application which includes Signs. It is a non-illuminated sign. Staff is recommending approval with the conditions as attached. Mr. Henry Angulo of 8825 B Biscayne Boulevard was present and did not wish to present. Mr. Busta made a Motion to approve subject to Staff Recommendations. Mr. Reese seconded the Motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

4) PZ-10-15-2015226: 1086 NE 96th Street, (Owner) Ana Rojas, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Mark Campbell; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. One story addition, Garage conversion.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application which includes a garage conversion. Mr. Dacquisto read into the record the Staff Report. The property has very little green space. Staff is recommending approval with the conditions as attached with one addition which is the Covenant for the conversion of the garage. Mark Campbell, Architect was present and had one correction to Mr. Dacquisto’s report. Mr. Campbell says the correction is that there is an existing bathroom there this is not a new bathroom. Mr. Dacquisto agrees with the correction. Mr. Campbell proceeds to present his plans as submitted to the Board. The Board asked questions. The Board expresses concern about the parking in front of the house and the septic tank and the green space. Mr. Campbell said that the septic tank is compliant now but if in the future they decide to add other rooms they might need to add a septic tank. Mr. Dacquisto said that the requirement for front parking is that you cannot use more than 50%. He added that DERM will review all of these plans. The Board asked questions and made comments. Mr. Dacquisto asked if Mr. Campbell is planning on submitting building plans for the garage conversion and for the pool at different times. Mr. Campbell briefly explained his plans for this application. The Board expressed concern about changing the look of this area. This paved front yard is not consistent with 96th Street. The Board asked about landscaping plans. Mr. Campbell says that there is a lot of existing landscaping on this house. The Board expressed concern about the parking and the large number of pedestrians in the area. Ms. Ana Rojas proceeded to comment and ask the Board questions. The Board asked questions about parking places and the pool dimensions. Motion to deny by Mr. Abramitis. Motion died for lack of second. Motion to table made by Mr. Busta. Mr. Fernandez seconded the Motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

5) PZ-10-15-2015227: 9345 Park Drive, (Owner) 6200 Oasis LLC, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Dean Lewis; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations and Sec. 600, Schedule of Regulations C District. Façade change.

Mr. Dacquisto provided information relating to the application which includes façade change in a C District. It is a four story facility which includes two levels of parking and two levels of offices. There is no change of use. Mr. Dacquisto read into the record the Staff Report. Staff is recommending approval of the façade improvements in the C District with 11 conditions. Mr. Dean Lewis, Architect was present and wished to present. The Board asked questions about the impact this may have on the loading and off-loading of children in the day care center. Mr. Dean Lewis presented his plans to the Board. All in all it is an expensive proposition for his Client. They are proposing to create two green spaces in the right of way planting existing cypress trees there. The Board expressed they are pleased to see something done with this building. Mr. Lewis added more details on the plans presented to the Board. The Board asked questions. The Board asked questions about future signage. Mr. Lewis addressed it by saying that they do have a new marque with the address and the directory will be located in the interior of the building. We will comply with existing signage and regulations Mr. Lewis says. The Board comments on how spectacular this plan is. Mr. Fernandez expressed concern about the Ingress/Egress at this location. Mr. Lewis agrees they are willing to take all precautions regarding this issue. He suggests a mandatory stop sign. Mr. Lewis says that mirrors will also help. Mr. Fernandez takes a poll of all the Board Members to see where they stand the design of the building and the Egress/Ingress issue. Board Members all gave their thoughts about both the design and Egress/Ingress with all of them being concerned about the Egress/Ingress. The Board asked questions. Mr. Dacquisto mentioned that the Building owner and the Village staff can address this issue administratively. Mr. Sarafan suggests the Applicant work with Staff on a public safety plan. Public comment by Ms. Fortuna Smakler and Mr. Smakler. The Smakler’s were concerned about the parking slots being taken away. Mr. Fernandez asked if there was parking in the rear of their building. Mr. Smakler answered yes there is. Mr. Smakler says that the lot is fully taken by the Church. He suggested the parking have some kind of security. The Board suggested the Smakler’s to talk directly with the new building owners to discuss the issue of parking. Mr. Fernandez asked for a Safety Egress/Ingress Plan. Ms. Smakler asked if she could have a reserved parking spot in front of her building. Mr. Sarafan says that she should talk to the Village Manager, Mr. Benton to discuss this issue. Motion to approve subject to Staff Recommendations with the added requirement that the Applicant meet with the Planning Director and Public Works Director and arrive at an Ingress/Egress Safety Plan acceptable to the Director and any alternative bring that piece of it back to the Board should they fail to agree; Motion made by Mr. Abramitis. Mr. Reese seconded the Motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the Motion.

 

VIII) DISCUSSION

1) None

 

IX) NEXT WORKSHOP – TBA

1) Florida Friendly Landscaping. Set for December 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

2) Set workshop date to discuss Barry University Campus Master Plan. Set for November 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

3) Set workshop date to discuss deck regulations. Set for January 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

 

X) NEXT REGULAR HEARING – December 10, 2015. The second Thursday of December. Florida Friendly Landscaping – Public Hearing.

Mr. Fernandez asked Mr. Dacquisto to bring in some pictures for Mr. Diaz to see.

The Board discussed Florida Friendly issue. Mr. Sarafan offered to give the Board more information regarding the issue discussed by Council.

Board Members Introductions: Mr. Fernandez asked Mr. Diaz to please introduce himself and the rest of the Board Members to do so also to get to know each other.

 

XI) 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.

Miami Shores Village complies with the provisions of the American with Disability Act. If you are a disabled person requiring any accommodations or assistance, including materials in accessible format, a sign language interpreter (5 days’ notice required), or information, please notify the Village Clerk’s office of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance.