Village Council Workshop - November 17, 2015



The Miami Shores Village Council held a Council Workshop on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The general purpose of the meeting was for the Council to hear status updates on numerous ongoing projects and for the Council to discuss priorities for upcoming Council Meetings.  

Police Chief Kevin Lystad was presented with awards recognizing the Village’s Alarm Management Excellence.

Updates were provided by Mr. Benton on the following topics:

2nd Avenue Water & Sewer project


Bayfront Park railing

Community Center project

RFQ NE 2nd Avenue Design/ Parking

RFQ Traffic Study

RFQ Computer purchase

Library addition progress

Tidal flooding remediation

Code Compliance – major challenges & landscaping ordinance

Police and Public Works Staff

Trainings: CLEO and YES

Doctors Charter School Lease Agreement renegotiation

Following the updates, Council Members discussed topics for upcoming agenda scheduling, specifically citing the mobility study proposed safety improvements, the term limit ordinances, education compacts and a resident budget workshop.


Residents Patrice Gillespie-Smith, Elizabeth Cowen, Mary Benton, Steven Mumby, Dennis Leyva and Clark Reynolds spoke on the various topics discussed throughout the Workshop.


Council Members offered brief comments regarding the workshop and the recent Unity Ball and Good Neighbor Breakfast.

The November 17, 2015 Council Workshop was adjourned at 9:10 PM.


                                                                                                Alice Burch, Mayor


Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk