MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING- February 16, 2010

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the following individuals present:


PRESENT:

 

 

 

Al Davis

Prospero Herrera

Herta Holly

Steve Loffredo

ALSO PRESENT:

Tom Benton, Village Manager

Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

ABSENT:

Donald Shockey

 

CONSIDERATIONS

           

1)         VILLAGE CLERK                                                                     Barbara A. Estep

 

A)     APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 2, 2010 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Mrs. Holly moved approval of the February 2, 2010 Council Meeting minutes.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B)     A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES,

FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE VILLAGE MANAGER AS THE CERTIFYING

OFFICIAL ON GRANT APPLICATIONS RELATED TO ENERGY FUNDING.

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the Resolution into the record.  Mr. Benton offered information regarding the energy grant for which the Village has applied for solar energy panels for the new motor pool building.  Mr. Loffredo moved adoption of the proposed Resolution.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 2)         VILLAGE MANAGER                                                               Tom Benton

 

A)    REQUEST APPROVAL TO AWARD THE FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDING (ARRA) ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BID TO H&R PAVING.

 

Mr. Benton provided information relating to the federal stimulus funding of a roadway paving project, indicating that the individual roads to be paved were contained on a list provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, not the Village.  Mrs. Holly moved to award the paving bid to H&R Paving.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B)     DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE MIAMI SHORES CHRISTIAN CHURCH PROPERTY.

Mr. Benton opened the discussion regarding whether or not the Council would like to move forward into negotiations with the Church.  Individual Council Members offered their thoughts on the possible purchase.  Following a brief discussion, Mr. Loffredo moved to have the Village Manager pursue the possibility of purchasing the church property further.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was 3 to 1 in favor of the motion.  Mr. Herrera voted against the motion.

            C)     DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING RE-ENACTING THE                       ACCEPTABLE    ROOFING MATERIALS ORDINANCE.

 Mr. Benton spoke of the ordinance which was enacted to allow metal roofs and the sunset clause which had been included in the ordinance.  Council Members expressed their views on the metal roof provision.  Mayor Davis and Mrs. Holly are in favor of re-enacting the ordinance.  Mr. Loffredo and Mr. Herrera are not in favor of allowing metal roofs.  With only four members of the Council present, there was no resolution of the issue.  Mr. Loffredo moved to table the discussion.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Manny  Quiroga             Mr. Quiroga spoke of the 1st Annual Unity Day Car Show he and his wife have organized.  The show will begin at 3:00 PM and run until 5:30 PM on Grand Concourse.

 

Eddie Lewis                   Mr. Lewis spoke of the Optimist’s Red & White Ball, the upcoming Unity Day and Mayor’s Ball.

 

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Herta Holly                   Mrs. Holly spoke of the importance of the Mayor’s Ball.

 

Prospero Herrera            No Comment.

 

Steve Loffredo               Ditto regarding the Mayor’s Ball.

 

Al Davis                        Mayor Davis spoke of the February 27, 2010 Mayor’s Ball.

 

6)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The February 16, 2010, Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.