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Village Council Meeting Minutes November 20, 2012

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM with the following individuals present:

 

PRESENT:                         Jim McCoy

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Al Davis

                                           Steve Loffredo

                                           Jesse Walters

 

ALSO PRESENT:              Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Elizabeth Keeley, Human Resources Administrator

                                           Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

 

PRESENTATION

 

The scheduled presentation by Feeding South Florida was postponed until December 4th.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                    Barbara A. Estep

 

  1. A)APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

 

Vice Mayor Davis moved approval of the November 6, 2012 meeting minutes as submitted. Councilman Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

B) AN ORDINANCE OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL, MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER

20, “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES” BY CREATING SECTIONS

20-18 AND 20-19, SETTING FORTH CERTAIN PROHIBITED CONDUCT ON VILLAGE ROADS, STREETS, PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS, AND ALLEYS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY,PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (2nd & Final Reading – Public Hearing Required)

 

Ms. Keeley read the caption of the ordinance into the record. Mayor McCoy opened the floor for the public hearing but seeing no one step forward to speak, Mayor McCoy closed the public hearing. Councilman Davis moved to adopt the ordinance on the second reading. Vice Mayor Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

C)  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING VILLAGE PENSION BOARD APPOINTMENTS.

 

Mr. Benton provided background information, indicating the difficulty in meeting the quorum requirement for the Police Retirement Board due to the current make-up and membership of the Board. Mr. Benton voiced the suggestion made during the last Pension Board Meeting that Councilman Davis and Vice Mayor Davis switch Boards in order to better ensure a quorum being met. Council discussion centered on the membership possibilities and attendance issues. Following the discussion, Councilman Loffredo moved to shift Councilman Davis from the Police Retirement Board to the General Employee Pension Board and Vice Mayor Davis from the General Employee Pension Board to the Police Retirement Board. Councilman Davis 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 #6 TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 OPERATING BUDGETS, INCREASING

     REVENUES AND EFFECTUATING FUND TRANSFERS TO REVERSE THE YEAR END

     BUDGETARY DEFICIT.                                                     

 

Ms. Keeley read the caption of the resolution into the record. Councilman Davis moved to approve the resolution. Councilman Loffredo seconded the motion. Clarification on the purpose of the budget amendment and proposed resolution was provided to the Council. Following the discussions, Mayor McCoy called for the vote which was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

3)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                  Jesse Walters

 

               A)   DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE EFFICACY OF EITHER POSTING

       THE MINUTES OF OUR BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETINGS ON OUR WEB SITE        

       AND/OR INCLUDING THEM IN THE COUNCIL PACKETS.

 

Councilman Walters introduced the item and offered his explanation as to why he placed the item on the agenda. Council Members offered their opinions regarding pros and cons of putting minutes on the website versus providing paper minutes. Subsequent to the comments offered by the Council, Councilman Loffredo moved to post Board and Commission meeting minutes on the Village website. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

               B)   DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING SPONSORSHIP BY MIAMI SHORES

                     VILLAGE OF A VEHICLE FOR ANY INTERESTED COUNCIL MEMBERS OR STAFF AT THE                        MIAMI GAY PRIDE PARADE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13. FEE IS $100.

 

Councilman Walters provided information regarding the agenda item, indicating that he would like to have the Village sponsor and pay the entry fee for the Village to participate in the Gay Pride Parade scheduled for April of 2013, representing the Village. Councilman Walters spoke of other municipality’s participation in the parade and his opinion that the Village should be represented as well. Councilman Loffredo moved to approve the request and nominate Councilman Walters to represent the Village in the parade. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was three to two in favor of the motion with Mayor McCoy and Vice Mayor Davis dissenting.

 

4)         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Ms. Keeley read the announcements into the record.

 

5)           PUBLIC COMMENTS (5 Minute Time Limit Per Speaker)

 

None offered.

 

 

 

6)           COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Jesse Walters       Councilman Walters announced the Chamber’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, Councilman Al Davis.

 

Steve Loffredo    Councilman Loffredo congratulated Al Davis on his nomination and also offered congratulations to Mayor McCoy and Village Manager, Tom Benton for their efforts to install a low pressure sewer system to the downtown businesses. Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Al Davis                             Councilman Davis wished all a Happy Turkey Day.

 

Hunt Davis          Vice Mayor Davis congratulated the Mayor on the successful and enjoyable Mayor’s Gala. He further spoke of the upcoming Winterfest and the transformation of the County Club. Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Jim McCoy          Mayor McCoy spoke of the Mayor’s Benefit Gala, the new look of the Country Club and Winterfest. Mayor McCoy wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  

 

7)           ADJOURNMENT

 

The November 20, 2012 Council Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   ________________________

                                                                                                                   Jim McCoy, Mayor

 

 

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk