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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING June 7, 2011

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 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  

 

CONSIDERATIONS

               

1)            VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                  Barbara A. Estep

 

A)     APPROVAL OF THE MAY 17, 2011 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Vice Mayor Davis moved approval of the May 17, 2011 Council Meeting Minutes.  Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B)      APPOINTMENT OF A BOARD MEMBER TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

One (1) Vacancy                      

Applicants:  Jennifer Quinton (Seeking Reappointment)                       

 

Council Members commented on the quality of the Library and its programming.  Councilman Davis moved to reappoint Jennifer Quinton to the Library Board of Trustees.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 C)      APPOINTMENT OFBOARD MEMBERS TO THE DOCTORS CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD

Five (5) Vacancies – Four (4) for two years and one (1) for one year                                                

       Applicants:     Connie Benson               Alice Burch                             Herta Holly

                                 Dennis Kleinman             Ted Kretzschmar                 John Kurack    

 Ms. Estep reviewed the names of the applicants.  Mr. Kleinman and Mr. Kurack were present and spoke on their own behalf.  Mayor McCoy and Councilman Davis offered comments regarding applicants who were not able to attend the meeting due to prior commitments.  The voting procedure was reviewed, indicating that the Council would first vote for the four candidates appointed to two year terms and then a separate vote would be taken to appoint an applicant to the one year term available.   The results of the balloting are as follows:

 Two Year Term Applicants Appointed                                                     One Year Term Applicant Appointed

                Alice Burch                                                                                                          Connie Benson

                Herta Holly

                Dennis Kleinman

                Ted Kretzschmar

 D)      CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHILDREN’S COVENANT IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY

 Ms. Estep provided information to the Council regarding the request from the Miami-Dade County School Board to endorse the Children’s Covenant resolution.  Councilman Davis moved to approve the endorsement as requested by the School Board.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 2)          VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                                          Tom Benton

 A)      DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING ENTERING INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF MIAMI FOR CLEAN YARD TRASH DISPOSAL.  

 Mr. Benton offered background information relative to the current solid waste agreement with Miami-Dade County as compared to the City of Miami’s proposal to accept the Village’s clean yard trash.  The proposed change in the disposal facility would save the Village approximately $20/ton in fees.  Mr. Benton indicated that awareness of the alternative disposal site came about through his research of composting.  An extensive resident educational campaign will need to be conducted in order to alert residents of the need to separate yard trash from any other household trash put out for collection.  Councilman Loffredo thanked Mr. Benton and the Public Works Director, Scott Davis, for continuing to research the composting issue.  Vice Mayor Davis moved to approve execution of the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Miami for clean yard trash disposal.  Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)            ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements into the record.

 

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Gregory Hines   Mr. Hines spoke of the recent Council action to allow the re-zoning of 160 N.E. 99thStreet to parking; requesting the installation of a Stop Sign at NE 1st Avenue and NE 99th Street.

 

Herta Holly          Mrs. Holly spoke of the Doctors Charter School graduation ceremony.

 

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Al Davis                Councilman Davis spoke of the recent Memorial Day service and complimented both the speaker, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheppard and Mayor McCoy for his comments.

 

Hunt Davis          Vice Mayor Davis echoed Councilman Davis’ comments regarding Memorial Day and reminded everyone that budget season is here.

 

Jesse Walters    Councilman Walters congratulated Tom Benton for his work on the trash disposal proposal and the new parking signs for N.E. 2nd Avenue.

 

Steve Loffredo  Councilman Loffredo spoke of the Memorial Day service and also spoke of the “reasonably good news from the Property Appraisers Office”.

 

Jim McCoy          Mayor McCoy spoke of Memorial Day, indicating that of all the events in Miami Shores, none are more meaningful than this annual program.

 

6)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM.