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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING October 5, 2010

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall.  Mayor Davis called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with the following individuals present


PRESENT:

 

 

 

Al Davis

Prospero Herrera

Hunt Davis

Herta Holly

Steve Loffredo

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 SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 COUNCIL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING MINUTES.

 

Mrs. Holly moved to accept the two sets of minutes as presented.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B) AN ORDINANCE OF MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE VILLAGE’S

CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE I, CREATING A SECTION TO IDENTIFY A DEFINITIVE TIME PERIOD FOR VILLAGE COUNCIL CANDIDATE QUALIFYING, AND AMENDING SEC. 7-2, “ELECTION BOARD”TO REFLECT CURRENT PRACTICES,  PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR RENUMBERING OF SECTIONS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  (2nd & Final Reading)

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record and offered a brief explanation as to the purpose of the code amendment.  Mayor Davis opened the floor for the public hearing but seeing no one come forward to speak, closed the public hearing and asked for a motion.  Mrs. Holly moved to adopt the proposed ordinance on second reading.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

C)  APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNTRY CLUB ADVISORY BOARD (Three vacancies)

Applicants:              Richard Gonzalez           Gustav Schmidt              Jesse Walters

                 

As there are three vacancies and three applicants, Mr. Loffredo moved to appoint Misters Gonzalez, Schmidt and Walters to the Country Club Advisory Board.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

D)        APPOINTMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD (Two vacancies)

            Applicants:        Patricia Gispert              Jay Stein

 

As there are two vacancies and two applicants for the Personnel Appeals Board, Mr. Loffredo moved to appoint Ms. Gispert and Dr. Stein to the Personnel Appeals Board.  Mr. Herrera seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

E)         APPOINTMENTS TO THE RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (Four vacancies)

            Applicant:         Christia Alou White        Angela Alvero-Cartolano

                                    Kendra Borja                 Ron Marrocco                Ken Whittaker

 

Ms. Borja was present at the meeting and spoke on her own behalf.  Paper ballots were completed with Ms. Alou White, Ms. Borja, Mr. Marrocco and Mr. Whittaker being appointed to the Recreation Advisory Board.

 

F)         APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD (Two vacancies)

Applicants:        Christia Alou White        Alain Gonzalez 

                        Paul Madsen                  Sid Reese

 

Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Reese were present and spoke on their own behalf.  Following the introductions, voting was accomplished by a paper ballot with Mr. Madsen and Mr. Reese being appointed to the Planning & Zoning Board.

 

G)     APPOINTMENT TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD (One vacancy)

Applicants:        Barry Asmus                  Marty Mennes                Jesse Walters

 

Ms. Estep advised the Council that Mr. Jesse Walters wishes to withdraw his name from consideration for appointment to the Code Enforcement Board.  Mr. Benton spoke of the circumstances that led to the situation of having only one of the seven Code Board Member appointments expiring at this time.  Mr. Benton advised that the error had occurred some 10 to 12 years ago and offered a possible way to have the appointments fall in a four seat/three seat rotation.  A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the possibilities of making the current appointment for only one year which would allow for a three member/four member rotation.  Following the discussion, Mayor Davis suggested that the Administration come back to the Council with legislation to effect the requested change.  Mr. Mennes was present and spoke on his own behalf.  A paper ballot was voted with the result that Mr. Barry Asmus was appointed to the Code Enforcement Board.

 

H)     APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD (Two vacancies)

Applicant:   Alain Gonzalez        

 

As there are two vacancies and only one applicant, Mayor Davis requested that Mr. Mennes consider serving on the Historic Preservation Board.  Mr. Mennes accepted the suggestion and Mr. Herrera moved to appoint Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Mennes to the Historic Preservation Board.  Mr. Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)         POLICE DEPARTMENT                                                Chief Lystad

 

A)     REQUEST APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE OF FORFEITURE FUNDS TO PURCHASE SYSTEM COMPONENTS, THE TOTAL OF WHICH IS NOT TO EXCEED $41,000, TO ASSIST IN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT .

 

Lt. McLeod was present to represent the forfeiture fund request.  Lt. McLeod reviewed the various system components being sought to enhance the police department functions and responded to questions posed by the Council Members.   Subsequently, Mr. Davis moved to approve the request as proposed.  Mrs. Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

     

4)              PUBLIC COMMENTS (5 Minute Time Limit Per Speaker)

 

TF Chambers     Mr. Chambers spoke of the Board appointments.

 

5)              COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Steve Loffredo               Mr. Loffredo thanked the Board applicants, indicating how important the Boards are to the community.

 

Prospero Herrera            Mr. Herrera congratulated the Board appointees and encouraged everyone to enjoy the cooler weather.

 

Herta Holly                   Mrs. Holly spoke of the planned October 7th Library lecture on the book, “The Soul of A Citizen”.  Mrs. Holly also spoke of the recent gas pipeline rupture in California.

 

Hunt Davis                    Mr. Davis also spoke of the gas pipeline rupture and expressed his appreciation to the volunteers of the Village.

 

Al Davis                        Mayor Davis echoed his colleagues comments regarding the Board applicants and thanked everyone for their attendance.

 

6)              ADJOURNMENT

 

The October 5, 2010 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.