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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING July 3, 2012

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the following individuals present:


PRESENT:

 

 

 

Jim McCoy

Hunt Davis

Al Davis

Steve Loffredo

Jesse Walters

ALSO PRESENT:

Tom Benton, Village Manager

Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                   Barbara A. Estep

 

A)    APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 19, 2012 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Councilman Walters moved approval of the June 19, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                           Tom Benton

 

A)    A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL CREATING BUDGET AMENDMENT #5 TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS, TRANSFERRING $9,000 FROM THE FUND BALANCE TO THE NON-DEPARTMENTAL SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Mr. Benton provided the Council with information regarding the request to transfer funds in order to pay for the anticipated shortfall between donated funds and the actual costs in paying for the 9/11 Memorial.  It was clarified that the costs increased due to the condition of the piece of steel and the need to ensure the safety of the residents and to help ensure longevity of the piece.  Councilman Walters moved to adopt the Resolution creating Budget Amendment #5.  Vice Mayor Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE SHORE SHUTTLE SCHEDULE.

 

Mr. Benton spoke of the expanded Barry University route and the lack of ridership during the summer months.  Mr. Benton suggested that the route be cut-back to exclude the mid-day Barry University run.  Vice Mayor Davis spoke of conditions on the bus and subsequently moved to cancel the Barry University route unless the University requests that it be reinstated.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion.  Council Members discussed the motion and following the discussion, Vice Mayor Davis amended his motion to move to suspend the Barry University route indefinitely until notified by the University that reinstatement is requested.  Councilman Loffredo accepted the amended motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

                                                                         

3)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                             

 

A)    DISCUSSION REGARDING CONDUCT OF CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEMBER, BARRY ASMUS.

 

Individual Council Members spoke of their concerns regarding the conduct of Code Enforcement Board Member, Barry Asmus.  The discussions included reported recent behavior as well as past behavior during the meetings and specifically, how Mr. Asmus speaks to the residents that come before the Board.  Council Members stressed the need to respect the individuals which come before the various Boards and to treat them fairly.  Following a lengthy discussion on the issue, Mayor McCoy moved to remove Barry Asmus from the Code Enforcement Board.  Councilman Walters seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was requested with the following results:  Councilman Walters (Yes), Councilman Loffredo (No), Mayor McCoy (Yes), Vice Mayor Davis (No), and Councilman Davis (No).  The motion failed 2 to 3.  Vice Mayor Davis then moved to censure Mr. Asmus and remind him that he needs to treat residents respectfully.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

                            

4)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

     

5)              PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Robert Vickers                  Mr. Vickers spoke of the Code Enforcement Board.

 

Julio Martinez                   Mr. Martinez spoke of parking on N.E. 2nd Avenue.

 

John Patnik                       Mr. Patnik spoke of the Code Enforcement Board.

 

6)              COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Jesse Walters                     No Comment

 

Al Davis                            Councilman Davis spoke of the July 4th Fireworks

 

 

Steve Loffredo                  Councilman Loffredo spoke of the 9/11 Memorial Funds and commended Councilman Walters for bringing the Code Enforcement Board issue before the Council.

 

Hunt Davis                        Vice Mayor Davis expressed appreciation to the various Board Members for their time and contributions.

 

Jim McCoy                       Mayor McCoy thanked the Council for their thoughtful discussions and wished everyone a happy 4th of July.

 

 

7)              ADJOURNMENT

 

The July 3, 2012 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.