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Council Meeting Minutes October 2, 2012

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM with the following individuals present:

 

PRESENT:                        Jim McCoy                      

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Al Davis

                                           Steve Loffredo

                                           Jesse Walters

 

ALSO PRESENT:            Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

             

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                  Barbara A. Estep

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 BUDGET HEARING AND COUNCIL

     MEETING MINUTES.

 

Councilman Davis moved to approve the Minutes as submitted. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion. Councilman Walters requested that the minutes be amended to include his comments regarding parking in the downtown district during the Council’s discussion of the proposed revisions to the zoning code. Councilman Davis and Councilman Loffredo accepted the amendment and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion to approve the September 18, 2012 Budget Hearing Minutes as submitted and the Council Meeting minutes as amended.

 

 

Prior to proceeding with the Board appointments, the Council asked if there was anyone interested in applying for the Recreation Advisory Board as there were not enough candidates to fill the vacancies. At that time, no one volunteered.

 

 

B)        APPOINTMENTS TO THE RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (Five vacancies)

              Applicants:         Christia Alou White         Kendra Borja

                                           Ken Whittaker Jr              Amy Wiborg

 

Councilman Loffredo moved to appoint Ms. Alou White, Ms. Borja, Mr. Whittaker and Ms. Wiborg to the Recreation Advisory Board. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

C)         APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD (Two vacancies)

Applicants:         Victor Bruce                     Alain Gonzalez          Joel Kokiel

                             Barry Perl                          Sid Reese                   Ariadna Risher

                             Bob Smith                         Bill Wolk

 

Misters Bruce, Gonzalez, Kokiel, Reese, Smith and Wolk, as well as Ms. Risher were present and spoke on their own behalf. Mister Wolk withdrew his name from consideration and Mr. Smith indicated that appointment to the P&Z Board was his third choice. A series of votes were taken by paper ballot resulting in Victor Bruce and Sid Reese being appointed to the Planning & Zoning Board.

 

             D)         APPOINTMENTS TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

              (Four vacancies – Two for one year and Two for three years)                        

              Applicants:         John Patnik                       Barry Perl                         Bob Smith

                                           Robert Vickers                  Bill Wolk

 

Ms. Estep explained the reason for the split appointments was to bring the staggered appointment terms in line. Misters Patnik, Perl, Smith, Vickers and Wolk were present and spoke on their own behalf.   Council Members first completed paper ballots for the two, three year terms resulting in John Patnik and Robert Vickers being appointed for the three year terms. A series of paper ballots were then voted for the two, one year terms resulting in Barry Perl and Bob Smith being appointed for the two one year terms.

 

E)          APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD (Two vacancies)

              Applicants:         Alain Gonzalez   David Hunter                    Bob Smith

                                          

Ms. Estep advised that due to applicant Bob Smith being appointed to the Code Enforcement Board and HPB Board Member, Victor Bruce, being appointed to the Planning & Zoning Board, there are now three vacancies and two applicants. Mr. Marty Mennes, previous HPB Member was in attendance and asked if he would consider serving another term. Mr. Mennes consented. Subsequently, Councilman Loffredo moved to appoint Alain Gonzalez, David Hunter and Marty Mennes to the Historic Preservation Board. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

F)           APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNTRY CLUB ADVISORY BOARD (Three vacancies)

Applicants:        John D’Alessandro           Marty Mennes           Michael Schultz

                                    Amy Wiborg

 

Misters D’Alessandro, Mennes and Schultz were present and spoke on their own behalf. Village Council Members voted via paper ballot resulting in John D’Alessandro, Marty Mennes and Michael Schultz being appointed to the Country Club Advisory Board.

                     

              G)          APPOINTMENTS TO THE FINE ARTS COMMISSION (Three vacancies)

              Applicants:         Rosemarie Banich            John D’Alessandro              Maria Echeverri

                                           Adela Gonzalez                Chae Haile                        David Hunter

                                           Raquel Reyes                    Michael Stock

 

Ms. Estep advised that an additional application was received and forwarded to the Council following the deadline and it was up to the Council whether to consider the individual for appointment. It was the consensus of the Council to consider Mr. Davis Leyva for appointment. Ms. Banich, Ms. Haile, Ms. Reyes, Ms. Echeverri-Taddeo and Mr. Stock were present and spoke on their own behalf. Council Members voted by paper ballot resulting in Rosemarie Banich, Maria Echeverri Taddeo and Michael Stock being appointed to the Fine Arts Commission.

 

Following the Council’s actions to appoint various applicants to the Boards, Vice Mayor Davis moved to appoint Bill Wolk to the Recreation Advisory Board. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                             Tom Benton

 

              A)          APPOINTMENT OF COUNCIL MEMBER TO “GREEN CORRIDOR” BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

Mr. Benton offered background information relating to the PACE project and the Green Corridor Board of Directors. Mr. Benton explained that the Board is comprised of elected officials and his belief that the Village should be represented by an elected official rather than himself. Councilman Loffredo expressed an interest in serving on the Board. Councilman Walters then nominated Councilman Loffredo to represent the Village on the Green Corridor Board of Directors. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.                            

3)           VILLIAGE COUNCIL                                                              Steve Loffredo

 

  1. A)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A RESOLUTION TO HAVE THE VILLAGE PAY THE POSTAGE ON ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN VILLAGE ELECTIONS.

 

Councilman Loffredo spoke of the County’s recent passage of a resolution which calls for the County’s election department to pay the cost of return postage for absentee ballot return envelopes. Councilman Loffredo expressed his interest in having the Village adopt a similar resolution. Ms. Estep provided the Council with information regarding absentee ballot procedures and an approximate cost to have the Village pay for return postage on absentee ballots. Councilman Loffredo subsequently moved to have the Village draft a resolution for Council adoption which will provide for paying the postage on absentee ballot return envelopes. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 

4)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

5)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Connor & John Barryman             The Barryman’s spoke about the mail drop box located on N.E. 98th Street.

 

6)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Al Davis              Councilman Davis spoke of the Charter School’s Evening in the Courtyard scheduled for November 2nd.

 

Jesse Walters      Councilman Walters stated that he enjoyed seeing so many people attend the meeting and expressed his appreciation for all the applicants. Councilman Walters spoke of the October 13th Street Fair.

 

Steve Loffredo   Councilman Loffredo thanked the applicants for their support and enthusiasm.

 

Hunt Davis         Vice Mayor Davis expressed appreciation to the applicants and encouraged everyone who may not have been appointed to try again.

 

 

Jim McCoy         Mayor McCoy echoed the comments of his colleagues and spoke of the upcoming Street Fair, North Shore Hospital’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab and of the November 10th Mayor’s Gala.

 

7)             ADJOURNMENT

 

The Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   ________________________

                                                                                                                   Jim McCoy, Mayor

 

 

_________________________

Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk