MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING- January 19, 2010

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 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 JANUARY 5, 2010 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Mrs. Holly moved approval of the January 5, 2010 Council Meeting Minutes.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)          VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                       Steve Loffredo

 

              A)   DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING EARTHQUAKE RELIEF TO HAITI.        

 

Mr. Loffredo introduced the item regarding the devastating earthquake in Haiti and opened a discussion regarding possible relief efforts by the Village.  Individual Council Members expressed their thoughts on Village involvement to lesser or greater degrees.  Following these discussions, Mr. Loffredo moved to direct the Village Manager to continue looking into working in conjunction with other municipalities in order to render aid to Haiti and provide a report back to the Council at either the next meeting or the one following the next meeting and to also provide information regarding a potential monetary donation from the Village.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Mr. Herrera suggested that the Village post links on the Village website regarding the various relief agencies.

 

3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Residents Mayda Perez, Eddie Lewis and William Wells spoke of the needs of the Haitian community following the earthquake.

 

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Council Members followed up on their earlier comments regarding the relief efforts needed for the people of Haiti.

Announcements were also made about the upcoming Red & White Ball held by the Optimist Club and the Mayor’s Ball held by the Mayor’s Community Task Force.

  

6)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The January 19, 2010 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.