Village Council Meeting Minutes - April 1, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Mayor Holly called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with the following individual present:

PRESENT:                        Herta Holly

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

INTRODUCTION

 

Joan Lutton, Vice Chair of Doctors Charter School Board, introduced their new Executive Director, Mr. Nick Dorn.

CONSIDERATIONS

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                   Barbara A. Estep

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 18, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Councilwoman Ledesma moved approval of the March 18, 2014 meeting minutes as submitted. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2)           PLANNING DEPARTMENT                                                                 David Dacquisto

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING DIRECTING THE PLANNING BOARD TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ZONING MAP AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE ANNEXED AREAS SITUATED IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE.

Mr. Dacquisto provided a brief background and summary regarding the zoning designations of the annexed area and indicated what needs to be done in terms of comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments. Councilman McCoy moved to direct the Planning Board to explore the zoning issues and report back to the Council. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)           PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT                                                        Scott Davis

             A) REQUEST APPROVAL TO CONTRACT WITH WILLIAMS PAVING FOR DRAINAGE                      WORK IN THE AMOUNT OF $197,687.

Mr. Benton explained the request for approval to conduct additional drainage projects utilizing Williams Paving, the firm that just completed work along N.E. 10th Avenue. Mr. Benton indicated that funding for the project would come from CITT funds which have been approved for use on roadway improvement projects.

Councilwoman Ledesma asked a number of questions including the method used for selecting sites needing improvements, how residents may get on the list for consideration of drainage improvements and the type of drain installation anticipated at the selected areas. Mr. Benton responded that sites are selected based on complaints and staff observations and if appropriate, an area is added to the list for future improvements. Mr. Benton further added that the drains would be French drains in the areas designated for improvements. Councilwoman Ledesma asked that the Village notify residents of impending construction via twitter and our website.

At the request of Vice Mayor Walters, Mr. Benton spoke about the improvements being made to the center medians on N.E. 96th Street, including new trees, irrigation and lighting.

At the conclusion of the discussions, Councilman Davis moved to approve the request as recommended by the Administration. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

4)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                            Tom Benton

            A)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, AUTHORIZING THE

             VILLAGE MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES INTER-

LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE AND MIAMI-DADE

COUNTY RELATING TO PROJECT NUMBER 7-77100 / DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS.

Mr. Benton provided information regarding the subject interlocal agreement. Councilman Davis moved to approve the resolution as presented. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

5)        ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

6)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

Alice Burch                       Ms. Burch welcomed the new Charter School Director and spoke about the School and its funding.

Eddie Lewis                       Mr. Lewis spoke of the upcoming Miami Shores Optimist Club’s 75 year anniversary celebration to take place on April 26th.

Chester Morris                  Dr. Morris spoke about the Charter School and the original North Dade Medical Foundation funding.

7)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

Ivonne Ledesma                Councilwoman Ledesma welcomed Nick Dorn as the new Executive Director for the Charter School and also indicated that she would be attending Dade Days in Tallahassee.

Hunt Davis                        Councilman Davis urged everyone to attend the upcoming events of the Recreation Department and the Alliance.

Jim McCoy                        Councilman McCoy welcomed Nick Dorn as the Executive Director of Doctors Charter School.

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters welcomed Nick Dorn and two new businesses to the downtown business district, Shores Pharmacy and Shores Pasta.

Herta Holly                        Mayor Holly congratulated Nick Dorn on his new position, spoke of the recent Concert in the Park, the Marshmallow Drop and the Community Alliance.

8)         ADJOURNMENT

The Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk