MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES JUNE 18, 2013

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the following individual present:

 

PRESENT:                   Herta Holly

                                    Jesse Walters

                                    Hunt Davis

                                    Ivonne Ledesma

                                    Jim McCoy

 

ALSO PRESENT:         Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                    Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                    Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Ms. Cheryl Gowing, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, presented the Brockway Memorial Library Annual Report.

           

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)         VILLAGE CLERK                                                      Barbara A. Estep, MMC

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 4, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Councilman McCoy moved to approve the June 4, 2013 Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 

 

 

  1. B)APPOINTMENT TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (1 vacancy)

Applicants:   David Benjamin         David Cole                   Antonie Downs

 

Misters Benjamin and Cole, as well as Ms. Downs were present and spoke on their own behalf. Council Members submitted their ballots and by a majority vote of 4 to 1, Ms. Antonie Downs was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees.

           

             C)   APPOINTMENT TO CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD           (4 vacancies)

Applicants: David Benjamin          Alice Burch               Elizabeth Chowning               Jonas Georges            Dennis Kleinman      Ted Kretzschmar          

 

Board Member Connie Benson received permission to speak on behalf of Ms. Burch who was not able to attend the meeting. In addition to Ms. Chowning; Misters Benjamin, Georges and Kleinman, were all present and spoke on their own behalf. Mr. Kleinman also spoke for Ms. Burch and Mr. Kretzschmar who were not present. Council Members voted on the four vacancies which resulted in Mr. Benjamin, Ms. Burch, Mr. Kleinman and Mr. Kretzschmar being appointed to the Charter School Board.

 

            D) APPOINTMENT TO THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD (1 vacancy/1 year)

                 Applicants: David Benjamin          David Cole                   Michael Compo

                                    Jonas Georges            Magdalena Jensen         Hal Marshall

                                    Clark Reynolds           Robert Swan                 Steve Zelkowitz

 

Misters Cole, Compo, Reynolds, Swan and Zelkowitz, as well as Ms. Jensen, were present and spoke on their own behalf. Mr. Georges withdrew his name from the list of applicants. Mr. Benjamin was ineligible to serve as he had previously been appointed to the Charter School Board.   Ms. Estep reminded those present that the appointment was for one year only in order to complete the unexpired term of Architect Victor Bruce who resigned his seat due to conflicts with his profession. The Council voted twice by paper ballot with the following results:

 

Ballot 1:           Magdalena Jensen         =          1 Vote

                        Clark Reynolds             =          2 Votes

                        Steve Zelkowitz                        =          2 Votes

 

Ballot 2:           Clark Reynolds             =          2 Votes

                        Steve Zelkowitz                        =          3 Votes

 

By a majority vote of the Council, Mr. Zelkowitz was appointed to the Planning & Zoning Board.

 

2)         VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                   Jim McCoy                                                      

A)   DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING WAIVING THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH CLOSING N.E. 2ND AVENUE FOR THE PLANNED OCTOBER 26, 2013 STREET FAIR.

 

Councilman McCoy provided information regarding his request, speaking of the similar request last year to provide in-kind services for the 2012 Chamber special event. Chamber President, Lance Harke, spoke of the planned “Green Day” street fair scheduled for October, indicating that the Chamber would be unable to cover the costs for services such as street closures and public works’ assistance without the Village’s assistance. Councilman McCoy moved to approve waiving the fees associated with closing N.E. 2nd Avenue for Green Day. Mayor Holly seconded the motion. The vote was 4 to 1 in favor of the motion with Vice Mayor Walters indicating that he has a conflict and abstained from the vote.

 

3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements into the record.

 

4)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None

 

5)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Hunt Davis                   Councilman Davis expressed his thanks to the Police Department for their involvement in responding to the deck collapse at Shuckers Restaurant. In addition, Councilman Davis spoke of the upcoming budget process and urged residents to get involved.

 

Ivonne Ledesma            Councilwoman Ledesma thanked the Board applicants who stayed for the entire meeting, even though some had not been appointed. She encouraged people to apply again. Councilwoman Ledesma thanked Tom Benton for the great job he did during the recent flooding rains, pointing out that the flooding occurred at 5:00 PM on a Friday afternoon, requiring Public Work crews to be called back to work.

 

Jim McCoy                   Councilman McCoy also thanked the Board applicants for their participation. Also, GO HEAT!

 

Jesse Walters                Vice Mayor Walters thanked the Board applicants for staying throughout the meeting. He also thanked Tom Benton for his work on ensuring that the restriping of N.E. 2nd Avenue was completed.

 

Herta Holly                   Mayor Holly thanked County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson for sponsoring the upcoming July 4th fireworks.

 

6)             ADJOURNMENT

 

The June 18, 2013 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                ____________________

                                                                                                Herta Holly, Mayor

 

 

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk