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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING January 17, 2012

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the following members present:


PRESENT:

 

 

 

 Jim McCoy

 Hunt Davis

 Al Davis

 Steve Loffredo

 Jesse Walters

ALSO PRESENT:

Tom Benton, Village Manager

Elizabeth Keeley, Finance Department

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

CONSIDERATIONS

             

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                   Barbara A. Estep

 

A)    APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 3, 2012 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Vice Mayor Davis moved approval of the January 3, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes as presented.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B)    A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF ADEQUATE HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING AND TIER I DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) DESIGNATION FOR THE MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI).

 

Ms. Keeley read the caption of the Resolution into the record.  Mr. Benton offered background information related to the proposed resolution which was offered by the Department of Homeland Security.  Councilman Loffredo moved to adopt the Resolution as submitted.  Vice Mayor Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                             

 

A) DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE AMENDMENT TO THE CODE

                   TO PERMIT XERISCAPING AS PERMISSIBLE LANDSCAPING IN FRONT YARDS.

                                                                                                                                                Steve Loffredo                                                                                                                     

Mr. Loffredo summarized the issue before the Council, indicating that he had been approached by a resident regarding the xeriscaped yard he had installed which is not permitted by the Village Code.  Councilman Loffredo pointed out that he doesn’t necessarily agree with the yard’s appearance but stated his belief that it is very beautifully done.  Based on the resident’s request and his belief that the idea deserves consideration, Councilman Loffredo agreed to place the item on the agenda.  Councilman Walters indicated that another resident has planted a xeriscape yard as well.  Following the discussion, Councilman Walters moved to ask the Planning & Zoning Board to research and report back to the Council as to whether creating an amendment for xeriscaping in the front yard to the Code would be appropriate and if so, to what extent.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

              B) A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL ENDORSING HOUSE BILL 903

                   REGARDING CAPITAL OUTLAY REVENUE SHARING BY THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

                   ON A PER-STUDENT PRO RATA BASIS FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS, PROVIDING FOR AN

                   EFFECTIVE DATE.                                                                                         Hunt Davis

 

Vice Mayor Davis spoke of the inequality of charter school funding and the proposed legislation to amend the formula used to calculate charter school versus traditional public school funding.  Councilman Loffredo moved to adopt the proposed Resolution.  Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.  Mr. Sarafan spoke of the need to clarify the Council’s purpose in supporting the proposed legislation so there are no unintended consequences in the future.  Vice Mayor Davis indicated that it is not his intention to allow for changes in the Doctors Charter School operations without approved Charter amendments.

 

3)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Keeley read the announcements.

 

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Richard Criswell                 Mr. Criswell provided information relating to his xeriscaped yard.

 

Alice Burch                       Ms. Burch spoke of the charter school legislation.

 

Alexander Pinacho           Mr. Pinacho introduced himself as the Assistant Store Manager for the new TD Bank being built on Biscayne Boulevard and announced the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.

 

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Al Davis                            Councilman Davis spoke of the charter school legislation.

 

Jesse Walters                     Councilman Walters apologized for missing the last meeting and spoke about Martin Luther King’s legacy.

 

Steve Loffredo                   Councilman Loffredo congratulated the Fine Arts Commission, Village Hall and Library Staff and the Library Board on the successful art exhibition.  Councilman Loffredo also thanked Scott Davis, Public Works Director for the composting program information.

 

Hunt Davis                         Vice Mayor Davis thanked members of the public that were in attendance.

 

Jim McCoy                        Mayor McCoy congratulated Doctors Charter School on achieving an “A” rating and indicated that together with the Miami Shores Elementary School, the Village’s public schools, from K through 12 are rated “A” schools.

 

6)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The January 17, 2012 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.