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Here’s The Scoop … MEETING TONIGHT/ October 27, 2009 Regular Commission Meeting Agenda …..

NO REST FOR THE WEARY ….. JARVIS HALL 7 PM… PUBLIC WELCOME ….

Dear Readers …meeting # ????….Here’s the agenda …with some points of interest…and of course the full backup / video link is below….

1. CALL TO ORDER, MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
3. INVOCATION -Reverend George Hunsaker
4. PRESENTATIONS
a. Presentation by Broward County Resource Recovery Board Executive
Director, Ron Greenstein, regarding the proposed new Service Agreement
with Wheelabrator, the Waste to Energy Plant Operator, for continued
disposal of solid waste. Adoption of Resolution and execution of
Memorandum of Agreement by Town Commission required to continue
Interlocal Agreement

b. Presentation by Choice Environmental Services of Broward regarding Solid

Waste and Recycling (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- we will be following LHP in single stream…in the backup was a letter from Choice including Choice will purchase at a depreciated price the bins that the town currently owns…
c. Presentation referencing Butterfly City (Mayor Minnet)
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS
6. REPORTS
a. Finance and Budget Monthly Report -September 2009 (Manager Colon)

BC- Unencumbered funds… Advalorem taxes- 84,659.27/prop tax fire asses.-16,128.07/ water utility tax -39,080.01/ Occ. license -13,968.09/ fire review fees -27,279.00/ fire inspection fees -17,526.55/ parking meters El Prado – 16,922,94 &  Town Hall -14,460.99/ parking fines and forfeitures -47,913.00/ misc. rev. -5,092.00/ group ins. – 7,109.84/ legal exp. -3,132.34/ capital outlay vehicles – 40,556.00/ Capital Fund – 1,685,744.75/ General Fund  Exp.-4,521,132.72/ Parking Fund -1,614, 735.19/General Gov. -5,269,352.63

DEBTS… (paid-0ff ) Debt serv. -3,154,454.03/ Debt serv. -2,617,986.72/ Debt.int. -226,937.08/ Debt int. -86,868.80

b. Development Services Monthly Report -September 2009 (Assistant Town
Manager Olinzock)

BC- visitors 480/inf. calls 479/  verb warnings12/notice of violations 149/ citations issued o/ spec master cases  15/ complaints invest. 15/ re-inspec. 154/ lien searches  13/ zoning reviews 134/ final zoning inspec. 14/ bus tax license inspe. 12/ pub rec req. 0/ spec event reviews 3/ new bus. searches 5/ courtesy letters 10/ bldg permits issued OOPS…each wk 0 total 134…indiv. actions -46) staff performed evening sea turtle lighting inspec. for over 100 complaints/ 52) staff delivered 3 sidewalk cafe’ invoices & delivered 2 2nd notice for same invoices /Hmmm.. pg 4. “A residence with no trash service. The owners were advised and issued a Notice of Violation. The owners have complied and reinstated their trash service.”/ Hmmm. …pg 4 ” A drainage issue was forwarded to public works for repair.”/ Hmmm… Alcohol  being used on private property and using bait for shark fishing. No violation of Town ordinances found.”…

Also included a letter from Wings for a slight change in their site plan…changing the finish on the alleyway …to match the pink sidewalks….
c. Municipal Services Monthly Report -September 2009 (Assistant Town
Manager Olinzock)
d. BSO Police Monthly Report -September 2009 (Chief Llerena)

BC- Cases Reported 08-09-increase/ decrease yr….auto 14-8 dec. 42.9%/ burg bus. 3-8 inc 166.7%/ burg convey. 25-38 inc. 52%/ burg res. 35-13 dec. 62.9%/ burg struct. 6-2 dec. 66.7%/ forc. sex 1-0 dec. 100.0%/ homicide 0-0 -o%/ robbery 0-0 0%/ theft grand 27-21 dec. 22.2%/ theft  petit 29-40 inc . 37.9% / totals  143-133 dec. 7.0%
e. VFD Fire Monthly Report -September 2009 (Chief Perkins)

BC- 66 members/ new addition to backup “inactive” members… curious # after the VM chewed out Comm. Dodd about the increase in member in the month backed up by his “little chief” Perkins..OOPS!/ some calls of interest..a rat stuck in a toilet brought 14 FF in response/ (another ) bee’s nest in a “walk-up” brought 10 FF in response/ calls canceled by DP 212 (McIntee ) medical  calls 4/ Unit Resp. Time Avg. calls & times Eng. 12 85 & 0:07:24/ Eng 212 18 & 0:03:01/ Eng. 312 1 & 0:03:14/ Sqrt. 12 25 & 0:03:16/ Ch12 16 & 0:00:15/ DP12 31 0:02:01/ Util 12 14 & 0:01:56/ STA 12 14 & 0:03:59 / Beach 12 6 & 0:08:30…Hmmm the Chief (Perkins ) is avg 15 seconds on calls and the Dep Chief (McIntee) is behind him ?…Is the Chief really arriving on scene?…
f. AMR EMS Monthly Report -September 2009 (Operations Manager Liddle)

BC- avg. time 0:02:59 less than 6 min. response time 100%
7. PUBLIC SAFETY DISCUSSION
a. Bicycle Safety (Chief Llerena)
b. AMR EMS -Selection of Commission Representative for the AMR EMS
Review Committee meeting on November 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
(Operations Manager Liddle)

BC- will the “gang “say it’s Comm. Dodd’s turn or will he have to wait until March 2010?…
8. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

BC- as usual no backup provided…
9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. September 22, 2009 Regular Meeting Minutes
b. September 28, 2009 Special Public Hearing Minutes
10. ORDINANCES -PUBLIC COMMENTS
1. Ordinances 1St Reading
2. Ordinances 2″d Reading

BC- Fishing ordinance… fast tracked for the election with a lot of drama that made this writer sorry to have assisted with the applicant  from the get-go… of how to proceed to get help (prev. posts)…
11. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
12. CONSENT AGENDA

BC- Line em’ up….extensions…Hmmm. Comm. Dodd sent in an e-mail asking for extension info after meeting with Minto reps…as each commissioner did…we hear Minto is looking for some changes and could face some challenges…with the scrapped Overlay Districts…the impending lowering of heights per the Mc-Furths…Does Minto realize they gave the “keys” to the VFD “drill site” (Minto construction site on west side of El Mar) to the very group that will keep them boxed in with new height restrictions if they get their way?…Also conflict of Interest should arise if the “2-Hats” vote on any changes after using the Minto sites for the VFD…Hmmmm….. As for the applicants on the agenda today……”Who ya gonna vote for in March, Baby?”….

a. Commission to approve an extension until April 30, 2010 for the completion
of the development at 4608 EI Mar Dr., per the applicant’s request and per
Ordinance 6-12(c). Backup attached (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
b. Commission to approve a two (2) year time extension for the completion of
the development at 231 Shore Court per the applicant’s request and per
Ordinance 6-12(c). Backup attached (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
c. Commission to approve a two (2) year time extension for the completion of
the development at 226 Garden Court per the applicant’s request and per
Ordinance 6-12(c). Backup attached (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
d. Commission to approve an extension until February 1, 2010 for construction
of the town homes located at 4432, 4434, 4436, 4438 Bougainvilla Drive.
Backup Attached (Second Request) (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
e. Commission approval of the issuance of ten (10) parking permits for Broward
County Association of Student Council Beach Clean-Up Broward, Saturday,
November 21, 2009 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM, in the Bougainvilla Parking Lot
(Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)
f. Commission approval of amendment to Special Event Permit application for
LBTS Chamber Christmas By-The-Sea Event providing for two Town
employees, a Town truck and use of the Town dumpster from 6:00 PM till
10:00 PM, the day of the event (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- will the commission just let this one pass or will they take the opportunity to go after them again…Any advice from Marc Comm. Clottey?….If so it will show!…
13. RESOLUTION – “Public Comments”
a. Resolution 2009-28: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION
OF THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA
PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF A NOTICE OF INTENT
CONCERNING PENDING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 30 OF THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES.
14. QUASI JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

15. OLD BUSINESS

a. Commission selection of contractor and award of RFP 09-07-02 -Parking
Citation Processing Services (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock) Deferred at
the September 10, 2009 Commission meeting by Commissioner Clottey
BC- This is the 1st RFP to watch to find out  why it was ludicrous for the Town Manager to stop opening up the sealed bids…as was done prior to July 29 2009… Despite the uninformed “Gang of 3” and the Vice Mayor’s Oct. 23rd assertions showing once again his medications must be impairing his ability to retain information, or perhaps it’s his usual  aversion to doing his homework rearin’ it’s head again…We had the staff themselves produce the fact that most towns open both ITB/RFPs …and since an overwhelming number of companies send their reps to these opening you know it is standard…again staff doesn’t want to read “all the numbers”…lay the sheets out on the table for the bidders to get the info they need…10/23/09 Sentinel 2 RFPs for Deerfield Beach both will be “opened and read aloud.”… A look at the backup on this one shows some interesting comparisons…check out backup page 110…

b. Discussion and/or action regarding draft Resolution 2009-23 concerning
street names in Bel Air (Commissioner Clottey) Deferred at the September
10, 2009 Commission meeting by Commissioner Clottey Deferred at the
September 22, 2009 Commission meeting by Vice Mayor Mclntee

BC- in the backup the Bel Air Civic Assoc. went around ..222 homes in Bel Air…Directors visited 156 homes…14 no +6%…142 voted yes +64%…30% unavailable or unreachable…70% of neighborhood homes polled / names offered up…Coral Reef Dr/ Blue Water Dr north & south/ Waters Edge/ Ocean Mist  Dr/ Sailfish Lane/ Windward Place/ Coco Palm Court/ Tropic Isle/ Bel Air Dr…signed by all director except candidate Edmund Malkoon and Maureen McIntee and Virginia Holder on 9/7/09…
16. NEW BUSINESS
a. Commission approval of six (6) Hardship Permit Applications (Clerk White)
• Coral Key Inn
• Gemini
• Basin Drive LLC
• 4344 LLC (4344 E. Tradewinds Ave)
• 4244 LLC (4346 E. Tradewinds Ave)
• Windjammer Resort and Beach Club

BC- last time the commission wanted to drop the cost of the hardship permits for CIC emebers in the audience at the 10/13/09 meeting…will they now that opponents will get the decrease as well?…
b. Discussion and/or action regarding the price of Employee Parking Permits

(Vice Mayor Mclntee)

BC- no backup except for the approval and list of charges…This writer still has a PRR for when the commission voted on lowering the residential annual pass to be the same as the beach …and now we are going to what further reduce parking fees across the board?…Anybody see what the ord. changes are costing us?… On this one with a 17.50 chg. it has to be location the VM is addressing…
c. Discussion and/or action -Bike riders riding in packs on A1A and interfering
with traffic flow (Commissioner Clottey)

BC- we had a resident speaking on this last meeting..too many bikers across the road in the morning riding “packs”…a new BSO sign with a warning has shown up around town…and who’s gonna go after the morning clubs?…
d. Discussion and/or action -Hillsboro Inlet (Commissioner Clottey)

BC- What’s with Comm. Clottey..she too have trouble with meds…she’s no longer just a “pawn” for the Mc-Furths…she’s an active willing participant…just watch her go after Comm. Dodd at the Oct. 23, 2009 Manager review…at last night’s Referendum workshop about the ethics being VFD only…and now the Hillsboro Inlet…Comm. Dodd gets his ins. only… a pointy brought up when Mayor Parker was reinstated shortly before he stepped down. It was VM McIntee who promoted Dodd for the position…since then CIC Pres. Boib Roberts has been a regular PRR gatherer on all things Hillsboro Inlet and then acted in his own BTSTimes (he’s an Editor) as just a resident “letter writer” on his ongoing quest… If the “Gang” replace Comm. Dodd on Hillsboro…he will join Comm. Silverstone and Comm. Clottey in getting his health ins. from the Town!…OOPS!… We hear that Comm Clottey has been approaching new candidates and telling them to run…Hmmm…careful …not all are “clueless”…
e. Town Commission authorization to short list the three (3) lowest responsive
proposers for the Public Safety Complex -Police Office Improvements, RFP
# 09-08-01, and to allow Town Manager to negotiate contract agreement for
construction of work (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- RFP #2 that was a travesty…it was late  in being available to the companies and id not allow them to turn in their  bond bids within 10 days…(prev. post) …It was handed over at an additional cost for our contracted engineer to do the work and for the “expert” response back…that the lowest bidder is from Naples and might be too far away for the job/ and the change orders run 5-15% per (actually one was 17.5%)…and need some negotiation….thus the request for the TM to “negotiate”… another “fallout ” from TMbeing so obstinent!…

17. TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT
18. ADJOURNMENT
19. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
November 10, 2009 -Amend Ordinance 2009-19 -Vacation Rentals 1St read
November 10, 2009 -Proposed Ordinance -Hours of Business – 1St Read
November 10, 2009 -Proposed Marine Park Ordinance – 1St Read
November 10, 2009 -Ordinance 2009-28 – Stormwater – 2″a Read
November 10, 2009 -Resolution 2009-27 -Encroachments upon public
Property
November 10, 2009 – 16 Commercial Btvd
November 10, 2009 -Public Hearing -Proposed Regulatory Changes -Chapter
30
November 10, 2009 -Revision of Resolution 2009-12 -Parking Permits
November 10, 2009 -Resolution 2009-23 -Bel Air Street Names
November 10, 2009 – ITB 09-09-02 -Senior Center
November 24 20091 December 1/December 8, 2009 -Environmental
Sustainability
December 1, 2009 -Ordinance 2009-** on Regulatory Changes -Chapter 30 –
1 St read.
January 12, 2010 -Ordinance 2009-** on Regulatory Changes -Chapter 30 –
2″a read.

Town agenda backup link …. http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/town/backup2009.htm

Meeting at 7 pm…on Comcast channel 78/ online Town Website … http://lbts.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

more to come…

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