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Village Council Meeting Minutes - July 16, 2013

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

 

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 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. A)APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 18, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES AND THE JULY 10, 2013 BUDGET WORKSHOP MINUTES.

 

Councilman McCoy moved approval of the Minutes as submitted. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

             B)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL SETTING

TENTATIVE OPERATING AND DEBT SERVICE AD VALOREM MILLAGE LEVIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2013 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2014; SETTING THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE FOR THE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS AND PROPOSED AD VALOREM MILLAGE RATES.

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record and indicated that the resolution was intended to forward to the County in accordance with the TRIM requirements. Councilman McCoy moved to adopt the proposed resolution. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

2)           DOCTORS CHARTER SCHOOL

 

             A)   PRESENTATION AND APPROVAL OF DOCTORS CHARTER SCHOOL

2013-2014 BUDGET.

 

Mr. Gary Meredith, Executive Director of the Charter School was present and provided highlights of the 2013/2014 budget as submitted to the Council. Individual Council Members raised questions on various line items contained within the budget. Mr. Meredith confirmed that the operating budget did not include any contribution from the Village and that one is not anticipated. Councilman Walters moved to approve Doctors Charter School 2013/2014 budget as presented. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3)           FINANCE DEPARTMENT                                                      Holly Hugdahl

 

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

LOAN, NOT TO EXCEED $1,645,000, FROM STI INSTITUTIONAL & GOVERNMENT, INC, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING THE VILLAGE’S PROMISSORY NOTE, SERIES 2006 AND OF PAYING COSTS RELATED TO SUCH LOAN; AUTHORIZING THE PROPER OFFICIALS AND OFFICERS OF THE VILLAGE TO DO ALL THINGS DEEMED NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH LOAN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. The Village’s Finance Director, Ms. Hugdahl, offered information relating to the proposed loan refinancing. Councilman McCoy moved approval of the proposed resolution. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

4)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                              Tom Benton

 

  1. A)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING REDUCING SPEED LIMIT TO 25 MPH.

 

Mr. Benton summarized his discussions with County staff relating to the possibility of lowering the speed limit from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. Mr. Benton stated that the County advised that the Village would be required to conduct a traffic study before any further consideration would be made,  and indicated that he is looking for additional instructions from the Council on how to proceed. Mr. Benton outlined three possibilities, a) continue to pursue lowering the speed limit with the County, including determining the parameters of the traffic study they would require; b) look to lower the speed limit on selective streets only; or c) continue to follow the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program policy which assesses traffic on a case-by-case basis when brought to the Administration’s attention. Council Members expressed their opinions on the matter, with general discussion regarding the fact that there is a perception that there is a speeding problem which may or may not be the case, whether the Village has conducted a traffic study in the past to assess speeding, and the need to be fiscally responsible. Council members expressed concern that drivers may not obey a lower speed limit any more than they obey the current limit. It was the consensus of the Council to have the Administration look into an awareness campaign to alert drivers of the importance of slowing down on the residential streets.

                                                                      

5)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

 

    

6)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Jim Anderson      A resident of Morningside, Mr. Anderson spoke of the Country Club and an issue with Publix, as well as traffic at Biscayne Boulevard and 96th Street.

 

7)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Ivonne Ledesma                Councilwoman Ledesma thanked Mr. Anderson for his attendance. In addition, she is glad to have the Village looking at the speeding issue. She commented on the Pet Lost & Found section of the website.

 

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters thanked Biscayne Park’s Mayor for alerting us regarding Commissioner Heyman’s Gun Buy-Back event. In addition, he spoke of the FEC freight train schedule and of the planned voting precinct boundary changes.

 

Jim McCoy                        Councilman McCoy thanked County Commission Audrey Edmonson for sponsoring the fireworks and the wonderful family event.   He wished everyone a happy and safe summer.

 

Herta Holly                        No comments.

 

8)             ADJOURNMENT

 

The July 16, 2013 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:34 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   _______________________

                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

 

 

_______________________

Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk