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Village Council Meeting Minutes - December 4, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014

VILLAGE HALL

7:30 PM

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2014 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the following individuals present:

PRESENT:                         Herta Holly          (arrived at approximately 7:40 PM)

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

PUBLIC INPUT: Resident Jorge Mallo spoke in favor of the resolution regarding vacation rentals.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                    Barbara A. Estep

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

Councilman McCoy moved approval of the November 18, 2014 Council Meeting minutes as presented. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2)           PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT                                             Scott Davis

  1. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE MULTIMODAL MOBILITY STUDY TO KIMLEY HORN.

Public Works Director Scott Davis provided the Council with background information regarding the RFQ process, indicating that following a pre-bid conference, Kimley-Horn was the only firm that submitted their qualifications. Speaking of Kimley-Horn’s extensive experience with similar projects, Mr. Davis recommended hiring Kimley-Horn to complete the study. Mr. Stuart Robertson, representing Kimley-Horn spoke briefly about the firm’s experience conducting mobility studies. Councilman Davis moved to award the contract to Kimley-Horn. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                             Tom Benton       

  1. REQUEST APPROVAL TO WAIVE BID PROCEDURE AND ENGAGE BALLARD & KING TO CONDUCT A COMMUNITY CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Mr. Benton introduced Mr. Ken Ballard of Ballard & King who was present to speak about his firm and the community center project. Mr. Ballard provided the Council with his firm’s experience and summarized the scope of work to be completed for the feasibility study which includes a professional survey to access the Village’s recreational needs. Mr. Ballard indicated that his company has done approximately 500 studies over the span of 22 years. In responding to questions posed by the Council, Mr. Ballard stated that the process will take approximately 120 to 160 days; that the survey company routinely uses both mail and telephone methods to conduct the random sampling; and that the survey company guarantees at least 300 responses are received for review. Additional discussion centered around the study’s end product, including a conceptual floor plan rendering which will be provided. At the conclusion of the discussions, Councilman Davis moved to approve waiving the bid procedure and engaging Ballard & King to conduct a community center feasibility study. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL CONFIRMING THE COUNCIL’S INTENT TO UTILIZE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF LEVY, COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS WHICH HEREINAFTER MAY BE LEVIED BY THE VILLAGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 197.3632, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Mr. Benton advised the Council that adopting this resolution is required by the County’s tax office in order for the Village to have the sewer and water line assessments placed on the individual property tax bills. The assessments would not begin until the fall of 2015. Mayor Holly opened the Public Hearing regarding the resolution but as no one came forward to speak; Mayor Holly closed the Public Hearing. Vice Mayor Walters moved to adopt the resolution as presented. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY SCHEDULE.

Mr. Benton explained the reason for requesting that the Village Hall, Library and other non-essential services close for the Fridays following Christmas and New Year’s. Mr. Benton indicated that police and sanitation services will be provided. Councilman Davis moved to allow for the extra holidays as requested. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

4)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                                 Hunt Davis                                                                                                                                

  1. A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE REPEAL OF STATE PRE-EMPTION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.         

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Councilman Davis explained the purpose of the resolution, indicating that he believes that the vacation rentals located within the single-family residential neighborhoods negatively affect the neighbor’s quality of life. The resolution supports repealing the State’s pre-emption of the Village’s right to regulate vacation rentals within the community. Councilman Davis then moved to adopt the resolution as presented. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion. Vice Mayor Walters and Councilwoman Ledesma indicated that they would support the motion but wanted it noted that the resolution is a non-binding resolution. Mayor Holly called the question which was unanimous in favor of the motion.    

                                                                                                                                                                           

5)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

6)           PUBLIC COMMENTS

Alice Burch          Ms. Burch spoke of the gracious support of North Shore Hospital and the recent accomplishments of Doctors Charter School Band/Choir Director, Salvatore Vinciguerra.

Eddie Lewis         Mr. Lewis spoke of the Optimist Club activities including their toy drive and essay contest.

Jorge Mallo          Mr. Mallo thanked the Council for their support on the vacation rental issue.

7)           COUNCIL COMMENTS

Jesse Walters       Vice Mayor Walters spoke of the vacation rental issue and wished everyone a Happy Holiday.

Ivonne Ledesma   Councilwoman Ledesma spoke of the honor of serving on the Council and that she is grateful to the Staff and Administration for all they do. She indicated that she would like to see harmony amongst the leadership and wished everyone a peaceful Holiday.

Jim McCoy           “Happy Holidays”

Hunt Davis           Councilman Davis thanked Ms. Burch for her comments on the Charter School Band Director and thanked the Department Heads for their work on behalf of the Village. He wished everyone a Happy Holiday season.

Herta Holly          Mayor Holly wished everyone a safe and Happy Holiday and reminded people to be generous to those less fortunate.

8)           ADJOURNMENT

The Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

                                          

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk