VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - OCTOBER 15, 2013

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2013 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

Jesse Walters

Hunt Davis

                                           Yvonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                                     Jesus Suarez, Asst. Village Attorney                   

ABSENT (Vacation):       Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

PRESENTATION

 

Councilman Davis presented the Council with an award from the YGrene program for being one of the core Miami-Dade municipalities participating in the program.

            

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                                  Barbara A. Estep

A) APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 1, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Councilman McCoy moved to approve the October 1, 2013 Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Vice Mayor Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

             B)     APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD (Three vacancies)

Applicants:          Robert Abramitis              John Busta               Richard Fernandez

                             Mark David Hunter           Michael O’Hara       Clark Reynolds

                             W. Robert (Bob) Smith

Misters Abramitis, Fernandez, O’Hara and Smith were present and spoke on their own behalf. Due to the number of incumbents seeking reappointment, Mr. O’Hara withdrew his name from consideration. Council Members completed paper ballots, the results of which were that Robert Abramitis, John Busta and Richard Fernandez were appointed to the Planning & Zoning Board.

C)   APPOINTMENTS TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD (Three vacancies)

              Applicant:            Barry Asmus       Mark David Hunter           Michael O’Hara

                                           Barry Perl            Clark Reynolds                  W. Robert (Bob) Smith

Misters Asmus, O’Hara, Perl and Smith were present and spoke on their own behalf. Paper ballots were completed by the Council and by a majority vote; Barry Asmus, Barry Perl and Bob Smith were appointed to the Code Enforcement Board.

D) APPOINTMENTS TO THE RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (Four vacancies)

              Applicants:          Kristin David Cawn          Mary Killeen-Griffith              Michael O’Hara

                                           Jonathan Meltz                  William Reich

Ms. Cawn, Ms. Griffith, Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Meltz were present and spoke on their own behalf. Council Members completed paper ballots and when tallied, Kristin Cawn, Michael O’Hara, Jonathan Meltz and William Reich, having received a majority of the votes, were appointed to the Recreation Advisory Board.

E) APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD (Three vacancies)

              Applicants:          Seth Bramson      Nina Korman      Michael O’Hara

                                           W. Robert (Bob) Smith

Due to his appointment to the Code Enforcement Board, Mr. Smith was no longer eligible to serve on the Historic Preservation Board. Along with Michael O’Hara, Nina Korman was present and spoke on her own behalf. As there were three applicants remaining for the three vacancies, Vice Mayor Walters moved to appoint Nina Korman, Seth Bramson and Michael O’Hara to the Historic Preservation Board. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.    

F)   APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNTRY CLUB ADVISORY BOARD (Five vacancies)

         Applicants:       Bruce Brown                     Mark Gallo

                                    Mary Killeen-Griffith       Linda Mennes

Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Bruce Brown, Mark Gallo, Mary Killeen-Griffith and Linda Mennes to the Country Club Advisory Board. Councilman Davis seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

G) APPOINTMENTS TO THE GENERAL EMPLOYEE PENSION BOARD (Three vacancies)

              Applicants:          Mary Ross Agosta             Averill Dorsett                  Mark David Hunter

As there were only three applicants for the three vacancies, Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Mary Ross Agosta, Averill Dorsett and Mark David Hunter to the General Employee Pension Board. Vice Mayor Walters seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

H) APPOINTMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD (Three vacancies)

              Applicants:          Patricia Gispert                 Mark David Hunter

With only two applicants for the three vacancies, Councilman McCoy moved to appoint Ms. Gispert and Mr. Hunter to the Personnel Appeals Board. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

                            

2)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

3)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

Resident Bruce Brown asked about the Police Department Alert button on the website. Mr. Brown was asked to speak to Chief Lystad regarding his questions.

4)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

Yvonne Ledesma               Councilwoman Ledesma spoke about the Board appointment process and secondly, the need for appointed Board members to treat each resident coming before them with respect.

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters thanked the individuals who volunteered to serve on the Boards and spoke of the November Chamber of Commerce meeting program.

Hunt Davis                        Councilman Davis spoke of the quality individuals volunteering to serve on the various Boards.

Jim McCoy                        Councilman McCoy wished his son a Happy Birthday and thanked the residents for coming forward to volunteer their service for the community.

Herta Holly                        Mayor Holly spoke of the November 9th Mayor’s Gala fundraising event.

5)             ADJOURNMENT

The Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:11 PM.

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                 ______________________

                                                                                                                                  Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk