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Planning Board Minutes - November 13, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

 PLANNING & ZONING BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, November 13, 2014

 

 

In Attendance:

Ismael Naranjo, Building Director

Mariana Gracia, Recording Secretary

 

Absent:  Richard Sarafan, Esquire

 

I)       ROLL CALL:   Richard Fernandez, Robert Abramitis, John Busta, Sid Reese (arrived at 7:11 PM), Steve Zelkowitz (arrived at 7:14 PM).

 

II)     BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

 

Individual Board Members disclosed properties they had visited with respect to applicants appearing before the Board. Amended PZ-10-14-2014141 to reflect that 9879 NE 13th Ave. (is not Street).

 

 

III)    ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARING

 

1)     None

 

IV)   MINUTES

 

 October 9, 2014.

 Mr. Abramitis moved to approve the October 9, 2014 minutes as presented.  Mr. Busta seconded the      motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 October 16, 2014.

 

Mr. Abramitis moved to approve the October 16, 2014 minutes as submitted.  Mr. Busta seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

V)    SCHEDULED ITEMS

 

1)     SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES BY VILLAGE SECRETARY:

“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.”

 

Ms. Gracia swore in the witnesses present for the Board Meeting.

 

VI)     TABLED ITEMS

 

1)      PZ-5-14-2014100: 450 NE 94th Street, (Owner) John & Kelly Moore (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Wyn Bradley; 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. First story addition. Garage realignment to alley and raised pool in rear yard.

 

Mr. Abramitis addresses Ms. Bradley.  He requested that this be treated as a new matter.

 

Mr. Fernandez advised Ms. Bradley that he needed to acquire Mr. Sarafan’s advise on this matter.

 

The item was moved to the end of the Agenda as a new item.  Approved Unanimously.

 

2)      PZ-9-14-2014130: 9717 NE 2nd Avenue, (Owner) Gator 9723 NE 2nd Avenue LLC, (Applicant) Jose Santaella, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Sec. 400 Schedule of Regulations, Sec. 521 and Sec. 600. Site plan review and approval required. Change of use, studio arts: karate.

 

Mr. Jose Santaella was present along with some of his students and parents.

Mr. Naranjo proceeded to introduce the item and recommended approval. Mr. Mr. Santaella introduced himself as the owner of the karate studio. No questions from applicant.  No questions for Mr. Naranja.  At Mr. Fernandez request, Mr. Santaella made a few more comments about his studio and how well the students are doing in school.  Mr. Abramitis made a motion to approve subject to staff recommendation. Second by Mr. Reese.  The motion was approved unanimously.

 

VII)  NEW ITEMS

 

1)       PZ-10-14-2014137: 841 NE 95th Street, (Owner) Arturo Cadilla (Applicant) Same, (Agent) William Plasencia; 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. First story addition, flat roof.

 

Mr. William Plasencia was present.  Mr. Naranja made a disclaimer regarding the approval based on P & Z subject to the approval of the Building department after P & Z board approves.  Mr. Naranjo introduced the item for the first story addition and flat roof, staff  recommends approval.  Per Mr. Plasencia, Mr. Cadilla is building a pool.  Mr. Cadilla wants to create an outdoor space.  There is currently a canvas which is deteriorating. Mr. Abramitis made a motion to approve subject to staff recommendations. Second by Mr. Reese.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

2)      PZ-10-14-2014138: 1215 NE 95th Street, (Owner) Alan Soven, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Alfredo Gamarra; 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. First floor addition, connect residence to accessory structure.

 

Mr. Alfredo Gamarra the Arquitect was present.  Mr. Naranjo introduced the item for first floor addition, connect to accessory structure.  Staff recommends approval.  Mr. Alfredo Gamarra spoke on behalf of the owner Mr. Soven.  Mr. Gamarra’s address  is 7101 N. Avenue, North Bay Village.  He proceeded to show the drawing of the project. Mr. Gamarra explained his plan to make a passage to connect the two rooms. There is one entrance to the home.  Mr. Naranjo clarifies that there should only be one entrance.  Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations made by Mr. Zelkowitz.  Second by Mr. Reese.  Motion approved unanimously.  

 

3)      PZ-10-14-2014139: 905 NE 92nd Street, (Owner) Paul Goldenberg, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Victor Bruce; 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. First story addition, new concrete tile roof.

 

No one present.  Motion to table.  Mr. Abramitis Motion to table item.  Second by Mr. Reese. Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

4)     PZ-10-14-2014140: 555 NE 87th Street, (Owner) Pahovi Holdings, Joao Perez, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Victor Tarrab; 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. Victor Tarrab was present.  Mr. Naranjo introduced the item for a site plan review and sign. The sign is going to be on the east elevation of the building. Staff recommended approval.  Mr. Tarrab stated his address is 750 W. 26 Steet Hialeah.  Proposed new sign for company relocating.  Part of the sign “glo” will be illuminated. “20 century design” will not be illuminated. 1’ tall.  All aluminum led lights, powerful lights. Which helps to be seen from a distance to increase business.  Mr. Abramitis questioned Mr. Tarrab. Note:  The sign is going to be on the side of the building.  Mr. Busta motion to approve subject to staff recommendations. Second by Mr. Zelkowitz.  Motion passes 4 to 1.  Yes:  Mr. Reese, Mr. Zelkowitz, Mr. Busta, Mr. Fernandez; No:  Abramitis.  

 

5)      PZ-10-14-2014141: 9879 NE 13th Avenue, (Owner) Bruno Almeida, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) None; 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. First story addition.

 

Mr. Naranjo gives an explanation of the item for a first story addition to the house.  No questions from the applicant to Mr. Naranjo.  Mr. Bruno Almeida introduces himself.  Mr. Abramitis questioned the applicant.  Mr. Naranjo clarifies that they need to submit a drainage plan to the health department, he reiterated that it is up to the (Applicant) to do so.  Also, depending on the type of septic system that they have.  Mr. Abramitis questioned Mr. Naranjo regarding the drainage system.  Mr. Almeida said they had been in front of the board the month before.  They added two bedrooms in order to accommodate their family.  Mr. Fenrnandez asked the Board some questions regarding the septic system.  Mr. Abramitis addressed the issue.  Mr. Fernandez recommended approval with conditions. Mr. Naranjo addresses the Board saying that complete set of plans to the health department need to be submitted. Mr. Zelkowitz recommends approval with conditions that other than the underground septic system the Applicant needs to come back to the Board for approval. Mr. Abramitis motion to approve with the condition that if they are building a wall in front for the septic system it needs to come back for approval.  Mr. Zelkowitz second it.    The motion was approved unanimously.

 

6)      PZ-5-14-2014100: 450 NE 94th Street, (Owner) John & Kelly Moore (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Wyn Bradley; 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. First story addition. Garage realignment to alley and raised pool in rear yard.

 

Ms. Wyn Bradley was present with John and Kelly Moore. Mr. Fernandez clarified that the correct sequence is for this to be a new item.  Board decides to treat this as a new item.  Mr. Zelkowitz confirmed that at the last meeting it was denied.  Mr. Fernandez made an Administrative change for this item to be coming forth as a new item. One item that there was an objection, in the facing and the setback.  All other matters were agreeable. Mr. Fernandez sets forth the item aforementioned.  Mr. Naranjo makes the introduction of the item for a first story addition and a garage realignment to alley and raised pool in rear yard.  Mr. Reese requested to move the plans in front of the Board.  Ms. Moore makes a correction for the record that her new address is 25 SW 2nd ave. 900, Miami FL. Ms. Moore states there is no balcony in the plans, please remove from report.  Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations made by Mr. Zelkowitz, second by Mr. Reese.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

VIII) DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1)      2015 Meeting Calendar

 

IX)   NEXT WORKSHOP – November 20, 2014. They have not submitted.  Assume there is no meeting unless we hear otherwise.

 

1)      Barry University, University Campus Master Plan.

Mr. Fernandez noted that there was a great urgency that they meet.  Waiting for Barry University to give us date.  Last workshop meeting was very helpful.

 

2)      Village Council request for Planning Board to review the current zoning for the annexed area and to consider comprehensive plan, zoning code and zoning map amendments for the area.

Ongoing item.  Property western area of the Miami shores.  The chairman suggests for the Board to take a tour with David Dacquisto or Code Enforcement Officer. 

 

X)    NEXT REGULAR HEARING – December 11, 2014.

 

 ADJOURNMENT

 

 The November 13, 2014 Planning & Zoning Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                ________________________

                                                                                                Richard Fernandez, Chair

 

 

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Mariana Gracia, Recording Secretary