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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING February 15, 2011

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, in the Village Hall Council Chambers.  The Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the following individuals present:


PRESENT:

 

 

 

Al Davis

Prospero Herrera

Hunt Davis

Herta Holly

Steve Loffredo

ALSO PRESENT:

Tom Benton, Village Manager

Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

PRESENTATION

 

Mr. Gary Meredith, Executive Director of the Doctors Charter School, provided information to the Council regarding the School’s State-wide rating and the particulars which led to the rating.

 

Mr. Ed Haynes, Director of Special Operations, for the newly elected Florida Congresswoman, Frederica Wilson, introduced himself to the Council. 

CONSIDERATIONS

           

1)         VILLAGE CLERK                                                                     Barbara A. Estep

 

A)     APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 18, 2011 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Mr. Loffredo moved approval of the January 18, 2011 Council Meeting Minutes as submitted.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  

2)         VILLAGE MANAGER                                                               Tom Benton

 

A)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING APPROVAL OF THE GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS FLEET MAINTENANCE FACILITY. 

 

Mr. Benton provided the Council with a brief summary of the project’s history and indicating that representatives from both the architect/design firm (DeRose Design) and the construction firm (Stobs Bros. Construction) were present should the Council have any questions.  Mr. DeRose distributed 11x17 inch size copies of the site plan.  Mr. Benton indicated that due to the fact that the permitting process is nearly complete and the start of construction is imminent, he is requesting approval of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the project in the amount of $1,423,642.  In response to questions offered by the Council, Mr. DeRose clarified the location of the new building; that the GMP did not include demolition of the existing motor pool building, and that solar panels were not included in the GMP.  Mr. Benton indicated that funding for the project has been allocated and is financed through a loan agreement processed a number of years ago.  Due to a stated conflict of interest, Mayor Davis indicated that he would abstain from voting on the issue.  Mr. Loffredo moved to approve the proposed GMP of $1,423,642.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion, with Mr. Davis abstaining.

  

3)           VILLAGE COUNCIL

 

A)   DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING RE-ENACTING THE ACCEPTABLE ROOFING MATERIALS ORDINANCE.                                  Mayor Davis

 

Mayor Davis offered background information as to why the referenced ordinance had been tabled and moved to take the item off the table and consider for adoption.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was three to two with Councilman Davis and Mr. Herrera voting against the motion.  Individual Council Members expressed their views on metal roofs, with Councilman Davis raising the issue of what he referred to as hybrid roofs.  Councilman Davis proceeded to explain the construction of a hybrid roof, providing photos of a hybrid roof in a nearby municipality.   In response to a question regarding how the Council could proceed, Mr. Sarafan outlined the various options available to the Council and under what circumstances the Planning Board would need to be involved.  After a lengthy discussion regarding the conceived pros and cons of metal roofs and hybrid roofs, Mayor Davis moved to re-enact the acceptable roofing materials ordinance (Ordinance No. 672-09) as it was previously adopted.  Mr. Loffredo seconded the motion.  The resulting vote was three to two in favor of the motion with Mr. Herrera and Councilman Davis voting against the motion.  Additionally, Mayor Davis resolved to propose an amendment to the code of ordinances to allow for hybrid roof installations, referring such matter to the Planning Board for review and recommendation to the Council in a timely manner.  Mr. Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.      

 

B)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING COUNTRY CLUB HIRING POLICIES.

                                                                                                            Councilman Loffredo

 

Mr. Loffredo read his memorandum into the record and indicated that he would propose that the Village conduct an investigation into the matter regarding the hiring practices of the Country Club.  Council Members offered their views and asked whether or not Mr. Sarafan had been consulted regarding the recent events surrounding a temporary employment agency used by the Club.  A number of Council Members indicated that they had not spoken with Mr. Sarafan regarding the matter.  The suggestion was made that the Council individually speak with Mr. Sarafan and no additional action was taken during the meeting.  

 

C)    DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING PROGRAM FOR MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE.                      Councilman Loffredo

 

Mr. Loffredo spoke of wanting to look into the possibility of initiating an individual residential composting program.  He indicated that he does not expect to have the Village dedicate monetary resources to the project but perhaps a public education campaign.  Mrs. Holly stated that she has done composting in the past and it is a time consuming effort, needing a dedicated individual to keep up with the cycle of debris deposits, rotation of the materials and aeration.  She offered her opinion that it is a decision best left to each individual.  At the conclusion of the discussion it was the consensus of the Council to have Mr. Benton investigate a composting program.

 

4)               ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

5)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

TF Chambers                 Mr. Chambers indicated that he is in favor of metal roofs.

 

Manny Quiroga              Mr. Quiroga invited the Council to take part in the 2nd annual car show as part of the Unity Day event on March 5th.  Mr. Quiroga also spoke of his personal composting efforts.

 

Carlos Chamorro            Mr. Chamorro spoke of his composting efforts.

 

6)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Hunt Davis                    Mr. Davis urged participation in the Mayor’s Ball and Unity Day.

 

Steve Loffredo               Mr. Loffredo echoed Mr. Davis’ comments.

 

Prospero Herrera            Mr. Herrera welcomed Mayor Davis back from his recent illness.

 

Herta Holly                   Mrs. Holly spoke about an upcoming literary program at Barry University sponsored by the Connected Learning Center, featuring Daniel Pink.

 

Al Davis                        Mayor Davis thanked Mr. Herrera for filling in for him at the last Council Meeting.  Mayor Davis also spoke of the Mayor’s Ball.

 

7)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The February 15, 2011 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.