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Planning Board Minutes - November 8 2012

 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE PLANNING BOARD MEETING

 

Village Hall Council Chambers

10050 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

 

November 8, 2012

Thursday, 7:00 P.M.

 

  1. I.ROLL CALL

Present: Richard Fernandez, Chair, Sid Reese, Victor Bruce, Robert Abramitis, John Busta.

 

  1. II.BOARD MEMBER DISCLOSURES

                                                                                                    

  1. III.ACTION ITEMS: PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. a.None.

 

  1. IV.MINUTES

 

October 11, 2012

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

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-10-12-201236: 9031-9069, Unit 9059 Biscayne Boulevard, (Owner) Shores Square Properties, (Applicant) Jose G. Santaella, (Agent) None; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Change of use office/retail to Karate Studio.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Jose G. Santaella was present as applicant and did not have any questions for Mr. Dacquisto. Mr. Santaella made presentation regarding background and intention he has with opening new Karate Studio. Chairman asked questions regarding studio name.

Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations. Moved by John Busta, Seconded by Robert Abramitis.

Motion approved unanimously.

 

  1. 2.PZ-10-12-201237: 9301 North Bay Shore Drive, (Owner) George Jacobson, (Applicant) Guy Kurlandski, (Agent) Mark Campbell; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval, waterfront property. Front façade improvements, rear attached pergola and a fence in front yard.

 

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. Reese asked if colors for metal roofs were pre-approved and staff answered no because board will make final decision. Mr. Busta, asked if the metal manufacturer was Dade County approved and Mr. Campbell agent answered yes. Mr. Abramitis asked what color the house would be and Agent answered it would be lighter beige. Color of metal roof is beige as well. Victor Bruce asked if front elevation windows would be operable or fixed. Agent mentioned there is a mix. Mr. Bruce also inquired about roof elevation and one window above south elevation. Mark Cambell addressed the zone client lives in and is aware of all requirements for that zone. Mr. Guy Kurlandski proposed owner addressed why he did not add more windows to plans on South Side. Chairman asked Mr. Campbell about the 50% of the total improvements. A 3 ½ feet modification of ornamental metal fence was made. Mr. Chairman addressed the issue of how house will look without windows on one side. Roof, railings and windows will be all the same color.

 

Public Hearing Open

 

Jeff Davis 9275 N Bayshore Drive. (Neighbor) Does not have any objections or concerns and supports project 100%.

 

Dr. George Jacobson owner of property 9301 N. Bayshore Dr. (Seller) addressed board members concerns about windows or lack of for proposed project and neighbor should not have a problem because of bamboo hedge covering property today.

 

Public Hearing Closed

 

Board discussion regarding public comment. Mr. Kurlandski gave background of why he chose Miami Shores as his permanent residence and choice of materials that will be used for home, primarily long lasting metal roof.

 

Motion to approve subject to staff recommendations. Moved by Sid Reese, Seconded by Robert Abramitis.

Amend motion to reflect a 3 ½ foot ornamental fence and dock will be done under a separate submission.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

  1. 3.PZ-10-12-201238: 1550 NE 103rd Street, (Owner) Mark Llerena, (Applicant) Same, (Agent) Same; Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval, waterfront property. Front façade improvements, a fence in front yard and an attached pergola at the rear.

 

Mr. Dacquisto provided background information, summarized the information on the staff report and read the staff recommendation and conditions of approval into the record. Chairman asked staff to expand explanation of the recommendation of Denial of the flat roof. Staff mentioned that code does not allow flat roofs on residences in where the whole roof is not originally flat. Applicant Mark LLerena addressed flat roof comments; proposed design will be a pergola with beams. Board members asked staff questions regarding approval of lateral slats. Mr. Bruce asked questions regarding materials that will be used and what final house will look like. Mr. Abramitis asked about lateral slats and if proposed picture will be the final outcome that staff is recommending for approval. Mr. Chairman made comments about percentage of wood that would be around house and harmony in Miami Shores and asks board members to express their opinions. Mr. Abramitis made comments regarding harmony. John Busta agreed that look far exceeds what we consider as harmonious with neighborhood. Mr. Reese did not see how we could deny application. Mr. Abramitis addresses Mr. Reeses concerns. Mr. Bruce mentioned that he liked the concept but he could not deny that it was not harmonious to the city and knows board is concerned with long term look because of material that would be used. Achitecht Maurice Camila addressed questions regarding fence material and intent. Attorney Richard Sarafan read code.

 

Motion to Deny application. Moved by Robert Abramitis, Seconded by Victor Bruce.

Discussion by board.

Mr. Abramitis is concerned with harmony and wood that might not be maintained in the future.

Mr. Chairman is also concerned about harmony and does not believe design is a pergola or deck, it is a wall of wood.

Mr. Busta referenced the code and height not to exceed the eve line and design may have some issues with that regard.

 

Motion to table. Moved by Sid Reese, Seconded by John Busta.

Motion passed unanimously.

Motion to table and discussion of application will resume at time of motion was made.

 

10 Minute intermission

Reconvened at 8:33

 

  1. VI.DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

  1. a.Zoning code amendments for planning board review and recommendation.
  2. b.Planning board to schedule a public hearing before the planning board on code amendments.

 

Discussion by board members regarding public hearing and projected dates for public hearing.

 

 

  1. VII.NEXT WORKSHOP - November 15

 

  1. a.Workshop session on amending the Zoning Code.

 

  1. VIII.NEXT REGULAR HEARING – December 13, 2012.

 

  1. a.Regular agenda.
  2. b.Zoning code amendments for planning board review and recommendation.

 

  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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