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Village Council Meeting Minutes - February 19, 2013

 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the following individuals present:

 

PRESENT:                        Hunt Davis                                      ABSENT:                         Jim McCoy

                                           Al Davis

                                           Steve Loffredo

                                           Jesse Walters

 

ALSO PRESENT:            Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara A. Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

 

1)       CHARTER SCHOOL        

 

A) RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL SUPPORTING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO F.S. 1011.71 PROVIDING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS-IN-A-MUNICIPALITY TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MILLAGE LEVY FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

                           

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Ms. Alice Burch was present and spoke on behalf of the School. Ms. Burch provided background information regarding the request for support of proposed legislative changes which would require that County School Boards share capital funds received from the School Board’s millage levies with municipal charter schools. Following a brief discussion on the issue, Councilman Davis moved to adopt the resolution as presented. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

 

 

 

 

2)       VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                      Barbara A. Estep

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 5, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Councilman Walters moved to approve the February 5, 2013 Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

  1. B)AN ORDINANCE OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES

VILLAGE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 6,

“BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS” BY CREATING SECTION 6-8, SETTING

FORTH REGULATIONS RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION NOISE ASSOCIATED WITH

CONSTRUCTION UNDER BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED BY THE VILLAGE, PROVIDING

FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record and requested that the Council consider tabling the item until all five members of the Council are present. Councilman Loffredo moved to table the item until March 5, 2013. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

             C)   AN ORDINANCE OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE,

FLORIDA, AMENDING APPENDIX A “ZONING” OF THE VILLAGE’S CODE OF ORDINANCES BY REPEALING THE CONTENTS OF THE APPENDIX IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ADOPTING A NEW APPENDIX A, “ZONING”, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.                        

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record. The Village Planning Director, David Dacquisto, provided information regarding some of the recommended changes in the proposed Appendix, which included clarifying definitions and personnel assignments within the Appendix. Mr. Sarafan summarized the work done by the Planning & Zoning Board and Mr. Dacquisto as restructuring, clarifying and making the Appendix more user-friendly.

 

Mr. Benton outlined three areas of the proposed Appendix which he would like the Council to consider for further amendment. The first issue is that the proposed Appendix calls for all additions, no matter the size or scope, be referred to the Planning & Zoning Board for review. Mr. Benton indicated that this process may add 4 to 6 weeks to the permitting process and believes that Staff should be given the authority to authorize additions or changes to properties that are in the rear yards.

 

The second item of concern to Mr. Benton was the requirement that commercial properties provide their own dumpsters for garbage pick-up. Mr. Benton explained that due to certain dumpster size requirements that must be met and Chapter 9 of the Village Code of Ordinances which states that the Village shall pick-up all garbage and trash throughout the Village, he would like to see the reference to commercial property owners providing the dumpsters be deleted.

 

Lastly, Mr. Benton expressed his concern regarding a provision which would allow any individual to appeal to the Planning & Zoning Board regarding a decision made by any administrative officer of the Village. Mr. Benton explained that if an individual disagrees with a decision made by the Finance Director or Public Works Director, the “appeal” would be made to the Village Manager and ultimately, the Council, not the Planning & Zoning Board.

 

Following Mr. Benton’s suggested changes and a brief discussion; Councilman Davis moved to adopt the Ordinance on first reading to approve the proposed Appendix A with Mr. Benton’s amendments. Vice Mayor Davis seconded the motion.

 

In response to a question from Councilman Walters, Mr. Dacquisto indicated that parking requirements for the downtown business district had been amended to allow for/take into consideration: a) shared parking, b) time of day differences, and c) the opportunity to have the business owner conduct a traffic study plan.

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Davis opened the floor for the Public Hearing.

 

Sarah Herald      Ms. Herald requested a copy of the draft document.

 

Adriana Diaz      Ms. Diaz asked about the fence height allowances.

 

Seeing no one else come forward, Vice Mayor Davis closed the Public Hearing. Councilman Loffredo indicated that due to his issues with the possibility of “McMansions”, he could not support the proposed Appendix amendments if they were to include the first item on Mr. Benton’s list of concerns. Councilman Walters indicated that he was disappointed that downtown parking requirements were not relaxed to a greater extent. Vice Mayor Davis addressed the Council to see if a compromise could be worked out in order to move the ordinance and associated Zoning Appendix for second reading. Following a brief discussion, Councilman Davis amended his original motion omitting Mr. Benton’s item #1 and to include only the second two concerns expressed by Mr. Benton. Vice Mayor Davis seconded the amended motion as presented by Councilman Davis. Vice Mayor Davis called the question which passed by a three to one vote with Councilman Walters dissenting.  

 

3)           FINANCE DEPARTMENT                                                                                

 

  1. A)

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Mr. Benton provided background information regarding refinancing the original General Obligation Bond which was used to construct the Village’s Aquatic Center. It was confirmed that the Bond would not be rolled over to fund downtown sewers and that the same maturation date of April 1, 2029 would be on the new loan agreement.   Ms. Hugdahl, the Village Finance Director indicated that there is a five year requirement before paying off the loan with no penalties. Councilman Davis then moved to adopt the resolution. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

4)                  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

5)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Sarah Herald       Ms. Herald indicated that Barry University will oppose the building construction noise ordinance.

 

Herta Holly         Ms. Holly congratulated the Staff and Council for their work on the zoning code.

 

Julio Martinez    Mr. Martinez asked about the proposed changes to the zoning code with respect to parking.

 

Manny Quiroga  Mr. Quiroga spoke of the car show planned for Unity Day.

 

 

 

 

6)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Jesse Walters      Councilman Walters spoke of the upcoming Chamber event honoring Al Davis.

 

Steve Loffredo   Councilman Loffredo also spoke of the Chamber event and Unity Day.

 

Al Davis              Thanked the Chamber for naming him as Citizen of the Year.

 

Hunt Davis         Vice Mayor Davis spoke of Unity Day.

 

7)         ADJOURNMENT

 

The February 19, 2013 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   ________________________

                                                                                                                   Hunt Davis, Vice Mayor

 

 

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk