Village Council Meeting Minutes-June 6, 2017

 

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

10050 N.E. 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL 33138

 

Meeting Minutes

 
   


TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017                                    6:30 PM                                   VILLAGE CHAMBERS

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Vice Mayor Brady called the meeting to order at 6:32 PM.

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present (3):                  

       Vice Mayor Sean Brady

       Councilwoman Alice Burch

                                           Councilman Jonathan Meltz

 

Mayor MacAdam Glinn and Councilman Steven Zelkowitz were absent.

                                          

Also Present:                   Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT (3 Minute Time Limit Per Speaker)

Chester Morris commended Hunt Davis and Sue Edmiston for their service to the community and he further advocated for their appointments to the Charter School Board of Directors.

Hunt Davis congratulated the newly elected officials for their victory in the last election, commended Madam Clerk Estep for her dedicated service to Miami Shores Village, and further spoke about the Charter School Board of Directors.

 

PRESENTATION

 

Presentation of the Brockway Memorial Library Annual Report.

 

Village Clerk Estep introduced the item.

 

 

Donna Hurtak, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, presented the Brockway Memorial Library Annual Report.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  1. VILLAGE CLERK                                                        Barbara A. Estep
  1. APPROVAL OF THE MAY 16, 2017 AND COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

A motion was moved by Councilwoman Burch and seconded by Councilman Meltz to approve the May 16, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

 

B)   APPOINTMENT TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (1 vacancy)

Applicants:      Christine Gay              Judy Lefferdink           Kathleen Redmond                   Myrtha Wroy

                                               

Village Clerk Estep introduced the item.

 

The applicants were given an opportunity to speak.

 

 

Ms. Christine Gay, Ms. Kathleen Redmond, and Ms. Myrtha Wroy advocated for their appointment to the Library Board.

 

Paper ballots were voted with the following results:

 

Vice Mayor Brady                 Myrtha Wroy

Councilwoman Burch          Kathleen Redmond

Councilman Meltz                 Kathleen Redmond

 

As there was no individual receiving a majority of votes, a second ballot was cast for appointment. The results of the second ballot were as follows:

 

Vice Mayor Brady                 Kathleen Redmond

Councilwoman Burch          Kathleen Redmond

Councilman Meltz                 Kathleen Redmond

           

With a 3-0 vote, Kathleen Redmond was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees.

                          

            

  1. APPOINTMENT TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS (5 vacancies)

One - 1 year term1 expiring June 2018                     Four - 2 year terms expiring June 2019

Applicants:      Hunt Davis                  Sue Edmiston             Jonathan Feldman

                        Heather Mulroney       Rebecca Murray 

       

Village Clerk Estep introduced the item.

 

The applicants were given an opportunity to speak. None of the applicants that were present, with the exception of Hunt Davis, spoke on their behalf.

 

Responding to Madam Clerk Estep’s inquiry, Sue Edmiston volunteered to serve a one (1) year term.

 

A motion was moved by Councilwoman Burch and seconded by Councilman Meltz to appoint the following applicants to serve a two (2) year term on the Charter School Board of Directors:

 

Hunt Davis

Heather Mulroney

Jonathan Feldman

Rebecca Murray

 

The motion passed unanimously.

          

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING MOVING THE DATE OF THE JULY 4, 2017 COUNCIL MEETING.

Village Clerk Estep introduced the item and answered questions posed by the Village Council.

 

After further discussion ensued, there was consensus to maintain the budget workshop scheduled for July 11, 2017 and to maintain the July 18, 2017 Regular Council Meeting, but to forgo the first Regular Council Meeting in July unless a pressing matter arises.

 

      3)  VILLAGE MANAGER                                                Tom Benton

  1. APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CO-PERMITTEES NAMED IN NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT NO. FLS000003 AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PROVIDING FOR PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND ALSO BETWEEN ALL CO-PERMITTEES PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTANT DISCHARGES IN SHARED MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS.

Madam Clerk Estep read the title of the item into the record.

 

Mr. Benton provided a brief overview of the item and recommended approval of the interlocal agreement.

 

A motion was moved by Vice Mayor Brady and seconded by Councilman Meltz to approve Item 3A. The motion passed unanimously.

  1. AWARD OF FARMER’S MARKET PROPOSAL TO THE MARKET COMPANY.

Madam Clerk Estep read the title of the item into the record.

 

Mr. Benton provided a brief overview of the item, recommended approval of the solicitation, and answered questions posed by the Village Council.

 

Vice Mayor Brady recommended staff to provide a summary of the proposals for future competitive solicitations.

 

Mr. Benton clarified approximately twenty (20) vendors are anticipated at the Farmer’s Market.

 

Mr. Benton provided clarification with respect to available parking spaces that the Bank of America branch manager indicated could be used.

 

There being no further discussion, a motion was moved by Councilwoman Burch and seconded by Vice Mayor Brady to approve Item 3B. The motion passed unanimously.

 

4)   ANNOUNCEMENTS

Madam Clerk Estep read the announcements into the record.

 

Mr. Benton also communicated he will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness forum at the Community Center on June 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

 

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilwoman Burch communicated the Village’s bronze status designation by the Florida League of Cyclists due to the Village’s efforts in promoting a bicycle and walk friendly community. Councilwoman Burch further commended the Recreation and Public Works Departments for their efforts in accomplishing this noteworthy designation on the first attempt.

 

Councilman Meltz congratulated all the newly appointed board members for their desire to devote their time and talents to the Village and further encouraged those applicants that were not appointed to attend the board meetings of their choice.

 

Councilman Meltz encouraged any member of the community who is interested in promoting public safety matters, specifically as it relates to establishing a “Ring Video Community”, to contact him.

 

Councilwoman Burch informed Solar Co-ops will be coming to the Village Fall 2017 and further elaborated on the premise behind the initiative for those interested in affordable green power.

 

Vice Mayor Brady spoke in favor of the Solar Co-ops and recommended residents who are interested in energy efficiency to also look into the PACE program. He further thanked everyone who applied to the boards and mentioned how important community involvement is to the Village.

 

Vice Mayor Brady thanked the Village Manager for reaching out to the residents who raised concerns about a specific property.

 

6)        ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:19 PM.

 

 

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Ysabely Rodriguez, CMC

Village Clerk