Miami Shores Village Council Meeting Minutes - May 7, 2013

 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

VILLAGE HALL

7:00 PM

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the following individuals in attendance:

 

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

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

  1. 1)VILLAGE CLERK Barbara A. Estep

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 16, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Councilman McCoy moved to approve the April 16, 2013 Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. B)APPOINTMENT OF ONE COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE POLICE RETIREMENT PENSION

             BOARD.

 

Following a brief discussion, Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Councilwoman Ledesma to the Police Retirement Pension Board. Mayor Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

C) APPOINTMENT OF ONE COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE GENERAL EMPLOYEE PENSION  BOARD.

 

Mayor Holly volunteered to serve on the General Employee Pension Board, therefore Councilman Davis moved to appoint Mayor Holly to the General Employee Pension Board. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

D) APPOINTMENT OF A COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MIAMI-DADE LEAGUE OF CITIES.

 

Mayor Holly indicated that she would like to serve as the Miami-Dade League of Cities representative. Subsequently, Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Mayor Holly as the Village’s representative to the Miami-Dade League of Cities. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

E) APPOINTMENT OF A COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES.

 

Vice Mayor Walters agreed to continue to serve as the Florida League of Cities representative. As such, Mayor Holly moved to appoint Vice Mayor Walters as the Village’s representative to the Florida League of Cities. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

F) APPOINTMENT OF A COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GREEN CORRIDOR DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

As no one on the Council offered to serve on this Board, Mayor Holly indicated that she would represent the Village. Councilman Davis then moved to appoint Mayor Holly to serve on the Green Corridor District Board of Directors on behalf of the Village. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

G)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE CURRENT MAYOR TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE PRIOR MAYOR, AS SIGNATORY FOR APPLICABLE VILLAGE BANK ACCOUNTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Mayor Holly moved approval of the resolution as presented. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

H) AN ORDINANCE OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE NEWLY ADOPTED ZONING APPENDIX “A”, AS

SET FORTH AND ATTACHED TO ORDINANCE NO. 699-13 ENACTED ON MARCH 19,

2013, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING

FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.                    Second & Final Reading – Public Hearing Required

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record and provided the Council with a brief summary of the zoning appendix adoption process to date. Councilman McCoy moved to adopt the ordinance on second/final reading. Councilman Davis seconded the motion. Mayor Holly opened the floor for the Public Hearing but seeing no one come forward, closed the Public Hearing and called for the vote which was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. 2)VILLAGE COUNCILMayor Herta Holly

 

  1. A)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING MOVING THE START TIME FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS TO 7:30 PM.

 

For discussion purposes, Councilman McCoy made a motion to move the council meeting start time to 7:30 PM. Councilman Davis seconded the motion. Mayor Holly indicated that while campaigning, many residents conveyed their preference of having the council meetings begin at 7:30 PM rather than the current 7:00 PM start time. Mayor Holly also indicated that the 7:30 PM time would be more convenient for her personally. Councilwoman Ledesma stated that the 7:00 PM time works better for her. Councilman McCoy stated that he didn’t feel strongly one way or the other with respect to the start time. Mayor Holly called for the vote which was 3 to 2 in favor of the motion. Vice Mayor Walters and Councilwoman Ledesma voted against the motion.

 

3)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements into the record.

 

4)             PUBLIC COMMENTS (3 Minute Time Limit Per Speaker)

 

Marjorie Webber              Ms. Webber spoke of SCORE Miami Dade wanting to assist small businesses in Miami Shores.

 

Patrick Sullivan                Mr. Sullivan thanked the Council for serving and indicated that all should be free to speak their mind.

 

Bob Domlesky                  Mr. Domlesky expressed his dismay at what has happened in the Village.

 

Allison Holob                   Ms. Holob spoke of her embarrassment by the behavior of the officials.

 

Leslie Sanchez                  Ms. Sanchez stated that she is disappointed in the last 6 months behavior of the Council.

 

Nicholas Duran                 Mr. Duran asked the Council to ask themselves what has gotten done when their service is complete.

 

Julio Martinez                   Mr. Martinez spoke of the events of the last number of weeks.

 

Steve Shaer                       Mr. Shaer indicated that it is time for the community to move on from the campaign and election conflicts.

 

Eddie Lewis                      Mr. Lewis stated that it is time to mend fences and do what is best for Miami Shores.

 

Ashley Pillar                     Ms. Pillar spoke of the Village’s diversity and needing to work together as a community.

 

5)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Hunt Davis                        Councilman Davis spoke of the recent parking requirements discussion and used the new Whole Foods Market as an example as to why parking standards are necessary. He urged residents to attend the upcoming Memorial Day ceremony and spoke of a university student from Miami Shores appearing on Jeopardy.

 

Jim McCoy                       Councilman McCoy stated that he appreciates the turn-out and the thoughts expressed by residents. Councilman McCoy addressed some of the specific comments made by the residents in attendance. In addition, Councilman McCoy spoke of the accomplishments of the Council over the past two years.

 

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters expressed his gratitude for friends and neighbors in the audience.

 

Ivonne Ledesma               Councilwoman Ledesma thanked those supporters in attendance as well as the Miami Herald reporter who was present. Ms. Ledesma stated that she is excited to serve all of Miami Shores.

Herta Holly                       Mayor Holly spoke of the successful Shred Day event and the upcoming Miami Shores Elementary School Musical scheduled for May 22 and May 23. In addition, Mayor Holly announced that Doctors Charter School once again made Newsweek Magazine’s top American High Schools list.

 

 

6)             ADJOURNMENT

 

The May 7, 2013 Village Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:49 PM.