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Village Council Meeting Minutes - February 18, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 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                                      ABSENT:            Hunt Davis

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

CONSIDERATIONS

1)         VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                    Barbara A. Estep

  1. APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 4, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Councilman McCoy moved approval of the February 4, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes. Vice Mayor Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

  1. APPOINTMENT TO THE COUNTRY CLUB ADVISORY BOARD

Applicant:   John Bolton

This item was withdrawn from the agenda at the request of Staff.

  1. APPOINTMENT TO THE FINE ARTS COMMISSION

Applicant:    Janet Goodman

Ms. Estep explained why this item is on the agenda for consideration, indicating that there had not been a vacancy advertised during the normal process of board appointments, but that this vacancy had been subsequently advertised.   Vice Mayor Walters referred the Council to an earlier discussion by the previous Council regarding the timing of board appointments and suggested that there should not be any appointments made outside the normal term expirations. Individual Council members offered their opinions, stating that if a vacancy is advertised, then they don’t have any problem with making board appointments as vacancies may occur. Vice Mayor Walters asked the Mayor to clarify the new policy regarding vacancies on the Boards and Committees.  Mayor Holly indicated that the Council would fill vacancies as they occur as long as they have been advertised.  Following this discussion, Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Ms. Goodman to the Fine Arts Commission. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was 3 to 1 in favor of the motion with Vice Mayor Walters dissenting.  

  1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE 2025 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY ADOPTING THE 2014 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT SCHEDULE ANNUAL UPDATE; AND INCLUDING AN AMENDMENT ADOPTING A PROVISION TO INCORPORATE THE ANNUALLY UPDATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS FIVE YEAR WORK PLAN BY REFERENCE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (2nd Reading)

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record and offered a brief explanation of the ordinance’s second reading and public hearing. Mayor Holly opened the floor for the Public Hearing but seeing no one come forward, closed the Public Hearing. Councilman McCoy moved to adopt the ordinance on second reading. Mayor Holly seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2)           PLANNING DEPARTMENT                                                                  David Dacquisto

             A) AN ORDINANCE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL AMENDING THE MIAMI SHORES

   VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REPEAL CHAPTER 8.5 FLOOD DAMAGE    

     PREVENTION; TO ADOPT A NEW CHAPTER 8.5 FLOOD MANAGEMENT

     ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN

     FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL

     ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING

     FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.       

(1st Reading)

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record. Mr. Dacquisto responded to several questions posed by Councilwoman Ledesma with respect to changes to the current ordinance and why the amendment is necessary. Councilman McCoy subsequently moved to adopt the ordinance on first reading. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS (3 Minute Time Limit Per Speaker)

Manny Quiroga   Mr. Quiroga spoke of the car show that will take place at the upcoming Unity Day event.

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

Yvonne Ledesma               Councilwoman Ledesma spoke of Unity Day and the Chamber Gala scheduled for February 27th, as well as the Heidi Hewes event scheduled for March 15th. She also thanked Mr. Benton for his continued diligence on the downtown sewer project.

Jim McCoy                        Councilman McCoy indicated that he would not be present for the Chamber Gala and honoring Susan Ackley as Person of the Year, but looked forward to Unity Day.

Jesse Walters                     No comment.

Herta Holly                        No comment.

6)         ADJOURNMENT

The Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:01 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk