Village Council Meeting Minutes - May 19, 2015

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM with the following individuals present:

PRESENT:                        Alice Burch                                                    ABSENT:              Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Steven Zelkowitz

                                           Herta Holly

                                           Jesse Walters

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Elizabeth Keeley

                                          

PUBLIC INPUT: Public comment on items appearing on this evening’s agenda.

None.

PRESENTATIONS

 

Mayor Burch presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Miami Country Day Girls Basketball Team in honor of their winning the 2015 National High School Basketball Championship title.

CONSIDERATIONS

 

  1. VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                   Barbara A. Estep
  1. APPROVAL OF THE MAY 5, 2015 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Councilwoman Holly moved to approve the May 5, 2015 Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Vice Mayor Zelkowitz seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

  1. CHARTER SCHOOL                                                                              
  1. PRESENTATION OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL’S FINANCIAL STATUS AND A REQUEST TO WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM THE FOUNDATION RESERVE FUNDS.

Charter School Board Member, Dennis Kleinman presented information regarding the School’s finances and requested that the Council approve a $250,000 draw from the Foundation funds being held in reserve by the Village. Councilwoman Holly moved to approve the request brought forward. Vice Mayor Zelkowitz seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Keeley read the announcements.

4)                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

No one came forward to speak.

5)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

Jesse Walters                     None

Steven Zelkowitz              Clarified an issue related to the presentation workshop to follow the regular Council Meeting.

Herta Holly                        None

Alice Burch                       Mayor Burch spoke of prioritizing Council Agenda items and urged residents to apply for the Board vacancies.

6)             ADJOURNMENT

The May 19, 2015 Council Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Alice Burch, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk