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MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

Office of the Village Clerk


10050 N. E. 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Tel: ( 305) 795.2207
Fax: ( 305) 756.8972
E-mail: EstepB a(.MiamiShoresVillage. com

Barbara Estep, CMC


VILLAGE CLERIC

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE


REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 6,
2005 at the Village Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7: 30 PM with the following individuals in
attendance:

PRESENT: Al Davis
JC Rodriguez
Herta Holly
Steve Loffredo
Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT: Tom Benton, Village Manager


Barbara Estep, Village Clerk
Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

PRESENTATIONS

Al Berg, Planning & Zoning/Code Enforcement Director, presented the September, 2005 House of the Month
Award to Allyne Hammer of 125 N.E. 106th Street.

CONSIDERATIONS

1) CONSENT AGENDA Barbara A. Estep

A) APPROVAL OF THE JULY 19, 2005 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

B) AN ORDINANCE OF MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 20- 104


c) OF THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES, RELATING TO THE STORMWATER
UTILITY FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN SAID FEES, PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE First Reading

C) A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL ADOPTING THE


NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( NEVIS) AS REQUIRED BY
HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 5.
Mr. McCoy moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Mrs. Holly seconded the motion. Mr. Loffredo asked that
Item 1B be addressed separately. Mr. McCoy amended his motion to adopt Items 1A and 1C. Mrs. Holly
accepted the amendment and the vote of the Council was unanimous in favor of the motion.

Mr. Loffredo requested that Tom Benton explain the reason for the proposed increase in the Stormwater Utility
Fee. Mr. Benton explained how funds from the Stormwater Utility are used, i.e. drainage improvement projects,
cleaning drains, Bay debris clean-up, etc., and that the increase is to ensure adequate funding for future drainage
projects. Following Mr. Benton' s statement, Mr. Loffredo moved to approve Item 1B on first reading. Mr.
McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2) FINANCE DEPARTMENT Mark A. Malatak

A) A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE, FLORIDA,


CREATING BUDGET AMENDMENT #2 TO THE FY2004-2005 OPERATING BUDGETS
TOTALLING $428,000; INCREASING GENERAL FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES.

Mrs. Estep read the caption of the Resolution. Mr. Malatak indicated that the Budget Amendment represents a
housekeeping" amendment, to account for increases in revenue which will be used to fund account shortfalls in
the Building Department ( due to the use of temporary/extra staff required to provide customer assistance to our
residents), and the Non -Departmental Capital Project Fund. Mr. Loffredo moved to adopt the Resolution as
presented. Mr. Rodriguez seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor.

B) REQUEST APPROVAL TO WANE BID PROCEDURE AND AWARD THE RISK


MANAGEMENT INSURANCE COVERAGE TO THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES.

Mr. Malatak offered information relating to the status of the Village' s insurance program, indicating that over the
years, the costs of self-insuring the Village has increased dramatically and is no longer cost effective. He outlined
the Florida League of Cities' proposal to provide first dollar coverage for the Village at a lower rate. In response
to a question posed by Mr. Loffredo, Mr. Malatak confirmed that the Village had been insured with the League
years ago and had chosen to self i-nsure because it represented a cost savings at that time. However, due to the
increase in claims, etc., self-insurance is no longer more cost effective. Mrs. Holly moved to waive the bid
procedure and award the Village' s risk management insurance coverage to the Florida League of Cities. Mr.
McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

C) REQUEST APPROVAL TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT TELEPHONE SYSTEM FOR


VILLAGE FACILITIES.

Mr. Malatak provided information regarding the proposal to replace the Village' s current telephone system and
introduced Mr. Oreste Salucci from BellSouth who was present to answer any questions. Council questions and
discussion centered around maintenance issues, timing of the change, power outages, and technological features.
Mr. Salucci indicated that the City of Miami, Barry University and the new Doctors Charter School all have the
voice-over net system. Mr. Malatak indicated that Mr. Sarafan' s office has the system. Mr. McCoy moved to
approve the purchase of the VoiP telephone system for the Village. Mr. Loffredo seconded the motion and the
vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3) VILLAGE MANAGER Tom Benton

A) DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING TRAFFIC CALMING FOR PARK


DRIVE BETWEEN N.E. 96TH STREET AND N.E. 6TH AVENUE.

Mr. Benton provided the Council with information regarding the Administration' s discussions with the County
with respect to traffic calming for Park Drive. Mr. Benton advised that subsequent to the discussions, the County
agreed to designate the area of Park Drive, from N.E. 96th Street south to N.E. 6th Avenue, as a school zone. This
was due to the fact that the Presbyterian School now includes an elementary school program in addition to the
pre- school and daycare programs. Mr. Benton showed the Council where signage and school zone signs would
be placed. In addition, the County approved the Village' s request to install two speed humps and a crosswalk. A
third speed hump may be allowed by the County after the effectiveness of the planned traffic calming measures
are installed and reviewed. Mrs. Holly moved to approve the proposed traffic calming devices for Park Drive.
Mr. Loffredo seconded the motion and thanked the Administration for their work on the plan and the
coordination with the County. The question was called resulting in a unanimous vote in favor of the motion.

4) ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs. Estep read the announcements.

5) PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mayor Davis made a statement to those individuals wishing to comment on the Charter School clarifying the role
of the Council in the school' s operations.

The following individuals offered comments regarding various issues of concern with respect to the Charter
School: Shaye Erazo, Sandy Osborne, Diane Ramirez, Elizabeth Martinez, and Dawn Haliday.

Resident Rebecca Wyatt spoke about the hurricane debris clean-up efforts by the Village and thanked everyone
involved for their work.

6) COUNCIL COMMENTS

Steve Loffredo Mr. Loffredo thanked the residents for their attendance and comments and advised that
he would like to research hurricane/emergency after plans.

JC Rodriguez Mr. Rodriguez applauded the Village staff for the Hurricane clean-up.

Herta Holly Mrs. Holly thanked everyone involved in the hurricane clean-up work. Mrs. Holly also
spoke about the dangers of ficus trees during storms.

Jim McCoy Mr. McCoy expounded on Mrs. Holly' s thoughts regarding ficus trees and also thanked
the staff for their dedication and clean-up efforts.

Al Davis Mayor Davis congratulated Jim and Anne McCoy on the recent birth of their daughter,
Kelly Anne. In addition, Mayor Davis thanked the Administration and Staff for their
hurricane preparation and clean-up.

7) ADJOURNMENT

The September 6, 2005 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8: 35 PM.

Al Davis, Mayor

Barbara A. Estep, CMC


Village Clerk

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