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Village Council Meeting Minutes - November 18, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order with the following individuals present:

PRESENT:                        Herta Holly

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

PUBLIC INPUT: For items appearing on Council Agenda

No one present wished to comment on Council agenda items.

The Council recognized Boy Scout Troup 307 sponsored by the North Miami Knights of Columbus who were there working on their Citizenship badge.

Councilwoman Ledesma recognized and presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the members of the Unity Ball Committee: Robert Bourne, Alison Burgos, John Challenor, John D’Allessandro, Julia Hammond, Elizabeth Hitt, Giselle Kovac and Dennis Leyva.

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                    Barbara A. Estep

A) APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Vice Mayor Walters moved approval of the November 4, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2)           FINANCE DEPARTMENT                                                                       Holly Hugdahl

A)     A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL CREATING BUDGET AMENDMENT # 1 TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 OPERATING BUDGETS TOTALING $655,279, REAPPROPRIATING $31,562 FROM THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE, $93,772 FROM THE CAPITAL PROJECT FUND               BALANCE, $37,199 FROM THE LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX FUND BALANCE, $5,325 FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT INTERNAL SERVICE FUND BALANCE; $26,310 FROM THE FLEET MAINTENANCE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

BALANCE, $158,116 FROM THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND BALANCE, $6,044 FROM THE STORMWATER ENTERPRISE FUND BALANCE, AND $296,951 FROM THE FORFEITURE FUND FUND BALANCE; WHICH WILL ALL BE USED FOR OUTSTANDING

FINANCIAL OBGLIATIONS INCURRED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2014; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Councilman McCoy moved approval of the Resolution as presented. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

B)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL CREATING BUDGET AMENDMENT #3 TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 OPERATING BUDGETS, INCREASING REVENUES AND EFFECTUATING FUND TRANSFERS TO REVERSE THE YEAR END BUDGETARY DEFICIT

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Councilman McCoy moved to adopt the Resolution as presented. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)           POLICE DEPARTMENT                                                                        Chief Lystad

  1. A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO APPLY FOR THE FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM AVAILABLE THROUGH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND TO APPLY FOR, RECEIVE, EXPEND AND AMEND BYRNE/JAG FORMULA PROGRAM FUNDS AND EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A RECORDS IMPROVEMENT

Ms. Estep read the caption of the resolution into the record. Vice Mayor Walters moved to approve the Resolution as submitted. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

             B) REQUEST APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE OF FORFEITURE FUNDS IN AN

AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,500 FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS, EQUIPMENT, AND/OR SERVICES:            

  1. Cannon Copier Units                                                   $   25,000
  2. Mobile Patrol Vehicle                                                 $   25,000
  3. Equipment/Traffic Control Storage Sheds                 $   10,000           
  4. Computer Voice Stress Analyzer                                $     4,000
  5. Emergency Staging Tent/Disaster Preparedness         $     6,500
  6. K-9 Unit                                                                       $   55,000

Chief Lystad clarified information regarding the K-9 Unit forfeiture request as it relates to bullet proof vests for the K-9’s. Following this exchange, Councilman McCoy moved to approve the expenditures as proposed. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

4)         VILLAGE MANAGER                                                                              Tom Benton       

  1. RATIFICATION OF FPE CONTRACT.

Mr. Benton provided information regarding the Federation of Public Employee contract, indicating that the membership had approved their contract to include the 2% COLA awarded to all general employees as of October 1st. Councilman Davis moved to ratify the FPE contract as proposed. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

5)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                                

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING FENCE HEIGHTS.

Councilwoman Ledesma

Councilwoman Ledesma re-introduced the fence height issue subsequent to last Council Meeting’s discussions and reiterated the information contained in Mr. Benton’s memorandum relating to the issue. Councilwoman Ledesma stated that she has been contacted by numerous residents wishing to have the Code amended to allow for 6 foot fences in the side and rear yard, and that she is expecting to have a petition with 150 signatures presented by one of the residents. Individual Council Members expressed their views and opinions on whether or not the item should be referred to the Planning & Zoning Board for further review and consideration. The Council discussed various fence height issues including the fact that any decorative scroll work, newel posts, etc. currently are included in the 5’ height limitation, and the fact that newer fence materials have been introduced and approved for use in Miami-Dade County over the last number of years. At the conclusion of the discussions, Councilwoman Ledesma moved to refer the issue of fence heights to the Planning & Zoning Board for their review and recommendations relating to fence heights, screening, fence materials and decorative details. Vice Mayor Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

  1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING CODE ISSUE AT 1080 N.E. 105TH STREET.                                                                        Vice Mayor Walters

Vice Mayor Walters withdrew the item from the agenda.

  1. DISCUSSION OF AND UPDATE ON THE SHORES MOTEL

Vice Mayor Walters

Vice Mayor Walters explained his reason for putting the Motel issue on the agenda and following a discussion regarding the appropriateness of discussing pending code issues, requested an update from the Manager regarding the motel owner’s plans for development, renovations, and sewer hook-up to the North Miami sewer line. Mr. Benton advised that the property owner is based in California and is difficult to communicate with due to a language barrier. However, there have been some discussions with the property manager who has indicated that the owner is interested in developing a 5 story, franchised hotel to include a parking garage and a pool on the property. A conceptual drawing was shown during a meeting which took place a number of months ago. The property manager further advised that they did not plan on any improvements until North Miami’s sewer line project was complete and a hook-up arranged.

Councilwoman Ledesma asked about security and police activities at the motel but specific information was not provided by the Manager.

 

6)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Estep read the announcements.

7)           PUBLIC COMMENTS

8)           COUNCIL COMMENTS

Ivonne Ledesma                  Councilwoman Ledesma thanked the individuals associated with the Unity Ball for making the Ball a positive event for the community and wished everyone a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters congratulated the new Mayor and Council Members of El Portal, Johnathan Meltz who was named the new Chamber of Commerce President and Dennis Kleinman who was named the Chamber’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

Hunt Davis                         Councilman Davis wished everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

Jim McCoy                         Councilman McCoy offered his congratulations to Dennis Kleinman and acknowledged the boy scouts for their civic responsibilities.

Herta Holly                        Mayor Holly spoke of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and urged everyone to drive safely due to more visitors being in the area and thanked the Unity Ball committee and the Community Alliance for their efforts in supporting the community.

9)           ADJOURNMENT

The November 18, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk