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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING September 4, 2012

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

BUDGET HEARING – FISCAL YEAR 2012-13

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held the first of two Public Hearings on the proposed Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Operating Budget on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. The Meeting was held in the Council Chambers of Village Hall and was called to order at 6:40 PM with the following members present:

 

PRESENT:                   Jim McCoy (arrived prior to the vote on the Item 3)

Hunt Davis                 

                                    Steve Loffredo

                                    Jesse Walters

                                                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:        Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                    Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                    Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

                                    Holly Hugdahl, Finance Director

 

  1. 1)PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE (8.0000 AND 0.7500) FOR OPERATING AND DEBT SERVICE RESPECTIVELY.

 

Mr. Benton stated the purpose of the Hearing, indicating that he and the Council had reviewed the proposed budget with the various Department Heads during the budget workshop held in July. Mr. Benton advised that the Administration had presented a balanced budget with a proposed tax rate of 8.0000 mils and a proposed General Fund Budget $12,739,550 and a total budget of all funds of $22,399,766.   Mr. Benton stated that the roll-back rate is 7.5316 mils and the proposed millage of 8.000 represents an increase of 6.22% over the roll-back rate. Mr. Benton advised that the increase over the roll-back rate is due to an increase in the contribution to the police pension fund and in the operating expenses in general. Mr. Benton indicated that there were no proposed cuts in services within the presented budget.

 

  1. 2)A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING TENTATIVE AD VALOREM TAX LEVIES FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND OTHER FUNDS OF THE VILLAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Ms. Estep read the resolution into the record. Councilman Loffredo moved approval of the resolution as presented. Councilman Walters seconded the motion. Vice Mayor Davis opened the floor for the public hearing. Seeing no one step forward to speak, Councilman Loffredo commented on the Village’s attempts to keep the millage rate constant and not raise the millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Vice Mayor Davis closed the public hearing on Item 2 and called for the vote, which was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. 3)A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, TENTATIVELY ADOPTING THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 BUDGETS, SETTING THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF THE SECOND OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS TO DISCUSS THE AD VALOREM TAX LEVIES AND CORRESPONDING BUDGETS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Ms. Estep read the resolution for the record. Councilman Walters moved approval of the Resolution as presented. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion. Vice Mayor Davis opened the floor for the public hearing. A Village resident, Mr. John Rodriguez, of 29 N.W. 107th Street, inquired about the fund balance and asked if the Village had looked into other ways to deliver services to the residents. Councilman Loffredo provided a response, including information regarding issues surrounding the police pension fund.   As no one else wished to speak, Vice Mayor Davis closed the public hearing. Mayor McCoy arrived at this time and offered some brief remarks regarding the budget document. Councilman Walters inquired about the timeframes for the debt service obligations. Mr. Benton indicated that he believed the aquatic center bond has 19 years remaining and the Charter School has 23 years remaining.     At the conclusion of the discussions, Mayor McCoy called the question and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. 4)ADJOURNMENT

 

The September 4, 2012 Budget Hearing was adjourned at 6:58 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                Jim McCoy, Mayor

 

 

______________________________

Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 immediately following the conclusion of the Budget Hearing. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the following individuals present:

 

PRESENT:                    Jim McCoy                                ABSENT:          Al Davis

                                    Hunt 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

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE JULY 17, 2012 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Following clarification of the meeting date, Councilman Loffredo moved to approve the July 17, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)         FINANCE DEPARTMENT                                                      Holly Hugdahl

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE SELECTION COMMITTEE RANKINGS OF SUBMITTING FIRMS.

 

Mr. Benton provided the Council with a brief summary of the request for approval of the Selection Committee’s rankings. Vice Mayor Davis asked why the New World software program was ranked as number one. Ms. Hugdahl, the Village’s Finance Director, responded to the question, indicating that New World is a web based system as opposed to BS&A, who is the second ranked firm. Vice Mayor Davis subsequently moved to approve the rankings as submitted by the Selection Committee. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3)         VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                        Tom Benton

 

  1. A)DISCUSSION REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF SECTION 8-23 OF THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO HURRICANE PROTECTION MEASURES.

 

Mr. Benton provided information to the Council regarding power outages that resulted from tropical storm Issac which impacted the community.   Mr. Benton indicated that Issac was a minor tropical storm but due to overgrown tree limbs which brushed the power lines, or in some cases, took down power lines, a number of transformers blew out and residents were without power for up to three days. As the Village has an ordinance which addresses the need to keep foliage at least 6 ft. from any power line, Village staff will be actively enforcing that section of the Code in order to minimize problems which may arise during the next storm event.

 

This item was for discussion purposes only and no action was taken by the Council.

 

4)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

    

5)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Ines Castro        Ms. Castro spoke of having difficulties with neighboring shrubs and trees being overgrown.

 

6)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Jesse Walters     Councilman Walters thanked Mr. Benton for responding to issues raised by residents, as well as the new “How to Start a Business” booklet. In addition, Councilman Walters spoke of the upcoming street fair, scheduled for Saturday, October 13th which will also be celebrating the Village’s 80th year of incorporation. Councilman Walters wished Councilman Davis a speedy recovery.

 

Steve Loffredo   Councilman Loffredo expressed his good wishes to Councilman Davis and spoke of the Village’s past research into burying power lines.

 

Hunt Davis        Vice Mayor Davis thanked the staff for their work on the new website and business booklet. In addition, he provided an update on his Uncle’s health.

 

Jim McCoy        Mayor McCoy spoke of the 9/11 ceremony and offered well wishes to Councilman Davis.

 

7)             ADJOURNMENT

 

The September 4, 2012 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                _______________________

                                                                                                Jim McCoy, Mayor

 

__________________________

Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk