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Village Council Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 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:              Jim McCoy

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

PRESENTATION

 

County Fire Chief, Dave Downey presented an overview of the Miami-Dade Fire & Rescue Department in general and Station #30, located in Miami Shores Village, in particular. Chief Downey also spoke of the many services offered by the Department.

CONSIDERATIONS

1)       VILLAGE CLERK                                                                      Barbara A. Estep

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

Vice Mayor Walters and Mr. Sarafan proposed amendments to the text of Item 1C as follows:

Ms. Estep explained why . . . . board appointments, but that this vacancy had been subsequently advertised. . . . . . . Vice Mayor Walters confirmed the other member’s thoughts. 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. . . . .

Vice Mayor Walters then moved approval of the minutes as amended. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

  1. CONFIRMATION OF THE POLICE PENSION BOARD’S SELECTION OF A 5TH MEMBER FOR THE BOARD.

Ms. Estep briefly explained the appointment process for the Police Pension Board’s 5th member. Councilman Davis, a member of the Board, offered additional information regarding the discussions which

took place at the recent Pension Board meeting. In response to a question posed by Vice Mayor Walters, Councilman Davis stated that himself, Councilwoman Ledesma, Officer Vickers and Lieutenant McLeod serve on the Board. Councilman Davis moved to affirm the appointment of John Bolton as the 5th member of the Police Pension Board. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was 3 to 1 in favor of the motion with Vice Mayor Walters dissenting.

  1. 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.       

(2nd Reading)

Ms. Estep read the caption of the ordinance into the record. Mayor Holly opened the floor for the Public Hearing but seeing no one present that wished to speak on the issue, closed the Public Hearing. Councilman Davis subsequently moved approval of the ordinance on second reading. Vice Mayor Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

4)         PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

5)         COUNCIL COMMENTS

Ivonne Ledesma                Councilwoman Ledesma invited the residents to attend the meetings.

Hunt Davis                        Councilman Davis congratulated staff on the great Unity Day event and encouraged residents to attend the upcoming Concert in the Park.

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters spoke about the Miami Country Day girls basketball team winning the Division 3A State Championship and Barry University’s men’s basketball team being named to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Herta Holly                        Mayor Holly spoke of the recent Heidi Hewes “Bark-Off” event benefitting the Sylvester Cancer center.

6)         ADJOURNMENT

The March 18, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk