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Here’s The Scoop … Is This Mayor Minnet’s New Branding Idea For Lauderdale-By-The-Sea For 2012? …

May 22, 2011 by Barbara

MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET ” I AM ASKING YOU NOT TO STOP HERE, KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING. I COULD USE WORDS LIKE PIE IN THE SKY  BUT WHAT I AM HEARING  IS THESE THINGS ARE FEASIBLE. I AM HEARING THAT YOU WANT TO SEE THE TOWN GROW!” Quotes sent to this writer from the 5/21/11 UM Design Team Charette where parking garage(s) /New Town Hall Complex & El Prado Plaza /undergrounding El Mar Drive & Downtown /Town land and building acquisitions reigned as anything but “low priorities”…

WELCOME TO LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA WHERE PIE IN THE SKY IS FEASIBLE …

Dear Readers …You know what gets voters backs up and makes them sit up and take notice more than anything else?… It’s when they suddenly become aware of a politician that skews their stance publicly and privately…cameras on or cameras off…for the audience they are pandering to… Such is the case… we hear…. after yesterday’s UM Design Team Charette in Jarvis Hall when Mayor Roseann Minnet took to the podium and made the above statements about momentum…pie in the sky items being feasible…and the rally for the Town to grow… (according to reports this writer received from some attendees)… No cameras were on and nothing was recorded… (despite this writer asking prior for the events like this to be online & channel 78 in order for there to be a record) ….The words spoken by Mayor Minnet to her enthusiastic room full of supporters for full re-development (details below) …are in startling contrast to her prepared written words spoken on May 10, 2011 for shooting down the notion of  allowing referendums to be included on the ballot with her when she runs for a 3rd term as Mayor in 2012 …A recap from the a prev. post to remind the voters what she said when the tape was running…and the minutes were being taken for a record to be approved …

“Alright, I’m just gonna jump right into it! Alright, thank you Stuart cause there are, there are definitions here and each one of us define them differently. But during the last election I ran on a strong message and that message was create a defined plan for the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. We criticized our predecessors for not having proper planning. This Commission is prioritizing and developing a long range plan that is consistent with positive change. We’re keeping the height limits and unique identity that defines our home and currently we’re doing just that. We have had resident input, business input and this month the University of Miami is coming in to study and offer a feasibility plan for A1A and Commercial that will again take our town into a constructive direction to developing this plan. Not only have we been developing this plan but the Commission has been ranking projects and we have even discussed the feasibilities of one of the items under discussion tonight as a low priority. So what are we really doing here?”

” Weren’t we elected to make these decisions and aren’t we in a fiscally responsible manner? We’re working on an RFP that will get us costs for undergrounding utilities in the downtown El Mar area only. By undergrounding this core area, this is where we may differ, the town will have created an area that is safer utilities, will be more reliable and the area will be aesthetically more attractive. Can you truly guesstimate the costs on safety, reliability and aesthetics and how can you get that into 75 words or less in a referendum?”…

” Yes we agreed to move forward with the Master Plan Steering Committee recommendations but I understood that undergrounding to be the responsibility of the Town. Presently two developments have occurred. Oriana and Minto. Through site plan approval they were required to pay for their undergrounding in the Town’s right- of- way. This doesn’t need to change. The residents should not be on the hook for this expense. Yes it may take longer but the burden is on the landowner, not the Town.”

” Parking garage, this Commission has already voted that this is a low priority so why are we even discussing it. And the hall complex, if this is even a viable idea it is a concept for future years and should be addressed in the capital improvement budget if necessary so we we can identify matching grants and partnerships. The Town is not again responsible for the entire revenue expenditure.”

” In conclusion I am saddened that policy decisions, decisions that people elected us to make, decisions I was elected to make truly transparent and fiscally responsible are turning into political issues.”.

“I hope as Commissioners we can inspire our town to move forward and not shirking our duties as leaders do our due diligence by defining our goals and stand strong to the decisions that are made. I have always said you may not agree with my decision but you will know the reasons why and they will be fiscally responsible and fair. There is an order to follow and if order is not followed failure is not far behind. So maybe this is the real question. Are we saying, are you saying you don’t want change? Because these measures will truly sabotage any plan before us before it is even developed.”

BC-The feedback this writer received about yesterday morning’s UM Design Charette was that it was “well attended” …Who was it “well attended” by?   It was well attended by University of Miami students. ..along with the usual crowd of Minnet supporters for a full out re-development of the town along with 4 of the 5 Commissioner members (Clottey was MIA we are told) … with the Town Manager, Asst. Town Manager and various staff members  ….

The Town Manager’s Report for Tuesday night’s Comm. mtg. (5/24/11) …

page 2 jpeg…

The above memo states the event was “advertised heavily” …. We are told a banner was put up on the Comm. Blvd. Pavilion late in the week … Also there was a press release was sent out from the Town’s PIO (prev. post) along with the same press release sent out by email blast from the Chamber …It was online on the Town’s website and streamed repeatedly on channel 78 ….A writeup appeared late last week online in the Sentinel…

The memo above states “an enormous effort has gone into preparing” for this event…and TM Hoffmann included the efforts made by the Mayor and those she “recruited” to distributed flyers to the condos and residences …. The response to that effort appears dismal at best as a result …The participants who came can be seen online and on channel 78 ….The Town put pictures taken we assume by PIO D’Oliveira of those in attendance on asap after the event ended at noon… A close look revealed those who informed this writer who showed up were correct…It was the “usual suspects”…as a few attendees put it… By that they meant those who support the Mayor and support a full out re-development of the Town ….decided by the Commission alone…

When this writer was managing the campaign for the Mayor and the rest of the slate I made a point not to use photos with these very same UOT supporters knowing full well the ire I knew these people raised with voters in the south and SRClub in previous elections due to their backing issues such as the Town paying for sewers in the Palm Club, the removal of the VFD, previous development plans such as overlay districts and heights, former Town Manager Baldwin and past elected officials such as former Mayor Oliver Parker  …The question now is will these pictures and this turnout have that same effect in 2012?… I am told the charette was run the same as the previous charette in March and that too pans out from the photos seen online and on channel 78 …We are told the procedure was dressed up quite a bit with photos and transparent covers to mark ($16,000+ allows for more than markers and cardboard) .. I was informed by all who contacted me …the same people in attendance this time provided the same priorities as well …parking garages ..no parking east of A1A…new Town Hall and Town Plaza…undergrounding downtown and El Mar Drive …hotel incentives for rehabbing  ..trolly cars …sidewalk cafes and west of A1A improvements…. buying the apartment building for the expansion of the Bougainvilla parking lot and a future garage as well as other land acquisition for public bathrooms …Basin Drive development and Town acquisition of property there … Great enthusiasm …a real rally and a rallying cry to go full speed ahead…summed up by the Mayor’s statements at the podium … “Pie in the Sky”… “to grow the Town” …

It’s true I was for a Town Hall complex … but that was when we had the money in the bank in 2008 …and that was before we paid it all back with a large pre-penalty payment (prev. posts) and after we bought a dilapidated hotel next door for the public safety complex …Not now!…I wanted a simple revised Master Plan when I was working under the facts I was informed of at that time that a Master Plan needed to be updated every 5 years and I thought we were already one year late in complying…That turned out to be false information per Planner Cecelia Ward’s statement at her presentation that a Master Plan was not even required… Not only did we not just revise the plan as I thought was the directive given in 2010 but we went all out at the expense of the priorities that were supposed to be addressed this fiscal year… I wanted drainage addressed as did many of those who voted this slate in from the south end of town….. For those with the rallying cry to grow the Town rainy season has not arrived and thus far flooding has not factored in this year to quickly remind those affected with the #1 priority in their backyard (front yard or side yard) … In fact a look at the TM Report for 5/24 /11  (pg 5/6/9) shows what this writer previously posted …those RFPs and/or ITBs were neglected way too long for all this “Pie in the Sky” (it’s  much more fun and exciting than sewer lines and drainage issues)… The sewer RFP was received this month and had 9 responses for engineering analysis  (the studies may exceed $200,000 as stated in the RFP) which is not expanded on just who will make the choice of the engineering  services and alternate …Will it be the TM and/or a committee of 3? … It will be presented to the Comm. in June… the same month they begin discussing the 2011-12 budget …The first drainage (258 pg) ITB (invitation to bid) went out this month and will be presented (for one street only)… West Tradewinds Dr. in June…Flamingo Rd. which was ahead of West Tradewinds will be a separate ITB (invitation to bid) presented to the Comm. in July due to a change in the original design concept…Harbor Drive which is in the same area was put on hold by the Administration who chose not to bring it to the Comm. The hold was due to the annual contract amount for Chen running over their limit …So the Administration stopped it in its tracks until the RFQ which just went out around May 18th comes back …Why?… Why not see if the Commission would extend the amount and put out an ITB for the entire area…(which should have been done months ago …in this writer’s opinion)… The downtown drainage…of Lake Colon or maybe now re-named Lake Minnet due to its being scratched as well in 2011 …was put on hold when the Commission decided to go out for RFP rather than assign work to Chen … costing a long delay…and then jumped to pile on undergrounding as previously posted which we all know will cost big bucks and cost those who need to hook up to the new service thousands just from what has happened in other municipalities..

It comes down to this….no big projects have happened over the last year (excluding policy issues in the first 4 months) with the exception of new parking pay stations and new colored benches in the pavilion which I was just informed are now being occupied by homeless people  (if true that is disheartening)… and the fish bicycle stand … shells and Adirondack chairs in El Prado Park and the Diane Boutin table and benches in the Washingtonia Park…

My continued and mounting concerns have nothing to do with personalities …They are based on actions …. In the last year the Mayor and the Town Manager have not been able show that they what they can do to fix Lake Colon-Minnet and how they can manage one million dollars in the downtown area…. When asked last year by both I told them to do this one  downtown drainage project well ……Show all in town how it can be done right…It’s something we have not seen in this town as evidenced by these very drainage problems that resulted from former TM Colon cutting the originally slated one million dollar pavilion budget that became a $400,000 project down to $175,000 by cutting out these very much needed infrastructure requirements … If we don’t know how well they can handle a million dollar project how can we trust them with these 20-30 million-plus projects… All theses actions made by Town Manager Hoffmann in hiring consultants such as RMA/Cecelia Ward /U of Miami and the Town Manager’s Report (5/24/11) inclusion under recruitments (pg 1) of a hiring a full-time staff planner  a “senior-level planning professional” point to big moves being made in addition to recent comments made about loans and bonds … Put together with the  “pie in the sky” comments made by the Mayor yesterday…the new editorial in the ByTheSeaFuture…and the rallying cry from those “pals” showing up at the podium and the charettes who have the Mayor’s and Town Manager’s ear… leave this writer little choice but to believe big plans are full speed ahead …. despite the pain I am told is being felt by those taxpayers not in attendance who are being hit with new assessments ..ever increasing fees and increased bills while seeing less income from their investments and watching their savings shrink …

Will we see “pie in the sky” in 2012 or “pie in the face” if there are no referendum items on the ballot in January?… I wonder if there are still people in south end of town and in SRClub who will do as they did in 2008 and 2010 and make their voices heard at the polls rather than the podium in Jarvis Hall ?… Are there any independent candidates out there with $12,000 they can come up with and/or raise to run against the incumbents who have their eyes on that” pie in the sky” after they sit back down on the dais next February?…That outcome will surely leave that pie bill for the voters to cover one way or another? …Will it be last man (woman) standing in round three of north vs. south as it appears is the case at this juncture in LBTS ?…

What happened to first term Mayor Minnet who ran on fiscal responsibility for a second term?…The bill for consultants and professional services will be close to the monies we paid out to former TM Colon…. It was a big issue she ran on in her 2010 campaign …How does Mayor Minnet run on that for a 3rd term?….What happened to Mayor Minnet who said sewers and drainage came first as priorities over streetscapes? …. (May 10, 2010)…They fell by the wayside …(see above) …..How does Mayor Minnet run on that for a 3rd term?….What happened to Mayor Minnet who ran on in 2010  and stated from the dais during and after the election that she did not want to do anything to “tie the hands of future Commissions”?.. What does she think would tie the hands of future Commissions more than “pie in the sky?”….How does Mayor Minnet run on that for a 3rd  term ?….

more to come…

Post Division

Here’s The Scoop … Before We Go To The “Moon” … Ask The People ….

May 15, 2011 by Barbara

ASK US BEFORE YOU START THE COUNT DOWN & TAKE OFF …..

Dear Readers… I always maintained that 65% of the voters voted for this new majority because they knew what they did not want ….. Again, I believe we had what we were looking for in place for the first 4-5 months after they won … I am not sure exactly when the divide came and the majority on the dais shifted but a few people tell me it was when the parking exemption idea was put forth and lobbying became fast and furious behind the scenes from inside of Town Hall and from those who thought it was time to pick up where they left off with the need for a parking garage to stop it…

With where we are now due to the full Master Plan redevelopment detour taken and with the next election most likely being moved up to January 2012 rather than in March we certainly expect that those we have long seen involved in town politics as well as a few newcomers are pondering a run for the three open seats on the dais… This Commission chose to go in this direction … The drainage downtown which many including this writer believed would begin breaking ground around this time was pushed back for possible undergrounding of the utilitie$ …The neighborhoods are not being improved with lighting and street repairs instead they received a universal neighborhood sign program with an allotted $30,000 per limit that was an unnecessary move at best…There is still a lack of streamlining the day- to- day running of this little town with less paid/pensioned Town employees  … Instead we have additional consultant$ added on for “projects” and work this staff is not qualified or unable to do we are told … It’s for these reasons I tend to think voters will vote the same way once again…for the opponents of most of those seeking re-election…knowing what they don’t want…

Below are excerpts from the Jan 20, 2010 City Council Meeting in Davie Florida …This writer found this quite by accident while looking into undergrounding projects and costs online …The agenda items jumped out at me due to the comments made by the Mayor and others about financing big ticket items up for redevelopment in LBTS and comments that a referendum in January was “very”, “too” “a little” to “a little bit premature”… depending on which Commissioner was speaking…(see prev. post below) …

My take is as it’s always been … Let the voters tell you if they are ready for any such major plans happening any time soon before spending alot of money on numerous consultants supplying more studies including whether it’s feasible to do… Cha ching!… If the voters vote it down …that’s not “sabotage” as the Mayor argued was a reason to not allow a vote given to the taxpayers …. That’s having your ducks in a row ….knowing what direction your constituents want you to go in…2 years later put another referendum on at the next municipal election and see if the time is correct and so on and so forth…This makes the priorities set at the start of each new Commission much easier to set….

One of the interesting participants in the Davie “plan” for the CRA purchase of Davie’s Town Hall property to lease back to the Town below…(yep,  a”plan”) was the attorney…Sue Delegal!… Avid Readers will recall that name from Oriana days as well as this writer’s ouster from the P & Z (prev. posts)… Another item on that same agenda shows the CRA in Davie also paid for undergrounding utilities…. Another interesting person involved was former Davie TM Gary Shimun who was ousted last year ala Colon style by the Commission and is currently a paid consultant hired by TM Hoffmann for our building permit fee schedule to the tune of $65 an hr. for one month’s work not to exceed $6,500 …. (see  Consultant/Professional Services list below)….

For this writer we have already put the proverbial cart before the rocket ship… and so far no one has been willing to scrub this launch from inside the control room… Without a referendum …it’s all systems go!….

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Mayor Minnet- 5/10/11 speech excerpts on choosing to say no to referendums on the ballot for 2012- (prev. post) …

“Let’s look at history. If President Kennedy had asked the people in 1960 do you want to go to the moon? The majority would have said no. But Kennedy inspired a nation. I hope as Commissioners we can inspire our town to move forward and not shirking our duties as leaders do our due diligence by defining our goals and stand strong to the decisions that are made. I have always said you may not agree with my decision but you will know the reasons why and they will be fiscally responsible and fair. There is an order to follow and if order is not followed failure is not far behind. So maybe this is the real question. Are we saying, are you saying you don’t want change? Because these measures will truly sabotage any plan before us before it is even developed.”

” Parking garage, this Commission has already voted that this is a low priority so why are we even discussing it. And the hall complex, if this is even a viable idea it is a concept for future years and should be addressed in the capital improvement budget if necessary so we we can identify matching grants and partnerships. The Town is not again responsible for the entire revenue expenditure.”

BC- In the updated consultant/professional services contracts memo sent to the Commission as of April 30,2011

Accurate Land Surveyors El Mar Pine to Palm & Downtown $11,200 (no chg. from Feb)

Appraisers A1A parking lot property acquisition Meechan & Assoc. $1,500/New River Appraisal $1,700 Total $3,200

Linda Dosal Accounting additional $3,967.50 since Feb./total this fiscal yr. $6,642.50

Ydia Forester financial research no expenditure since Feb pd. $3,484.50 for capital asset replacement plan research

Helen Gray project management for capital project coordination pd. $5,650 since Feb. Total $8,350 at $50 an hr.

Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC audit for VFD pension fund req. Town payment $5,500

Hughs & Hughs traffic engineering no expenses paid yet maximum $15,000 contract in place

Burton & Assoc. utility rates no expenditures as of April 30 $2,500 to review PBeach sewer rate/provision for addit. $2,500 if calculations not correct

City Comforts speaking fees & urban design advice David Sucher pd $2,500

Consul parking operations study pd $5,000 since Feb report/only payment made thus far negotiated $15,000

Pat Himelberger projects no addit. since Feb. pd $14,328 ($48 per hr.) /Just hired as 20-30 hr Asst. Municipal Dir. no salary revealed

JC Consulting planning services  Cecelia Ward $9,000 paid since Feb. /currently preparing detailed implementation plan Comm. requested

LDR2 landscape architecture $1,725 since Feb /hrly rate $75 total paid as of April 30, 2011 $5,475

Kathleen Margoles projects & research contract completed no addit. costs since Feb Total $11,248 ($48 per hr.) sewers/PBeach billing (found SRC billing error refund came to Town $82,000)

Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) redevelopment consultants completed contract $15,000/ new contract $19,900 for development cost estimates & finance plan for Master Plan & economic development activities due in June

University of Miami (not on TM memo) Community Design Workshop $16,500

Gary Shimun no billing yet $65 per hr maximum $6,500 to research other city’s building fee structures and recommend a new building fee schedule to go out for building services contractors

Also an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for a variety of professional services is due to go out the week of the 18th it will cover engineering services, traffic engineering services, landscape architecture & urban design, surveying,mapping,utility work and other related services…The RFQ is structured to give the Town the ability to compose a team of firms to do a complicated projects…

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Excerpts of Agenda Town of Davie under former Davie TM Gary Shimun…

TOWN OF DAVIE
TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT
TO: Mayor and Council members
FROM/PHONE: Will Allen, Redevelopment Administrator
PREPARED BY: Will Allen
SUBJECT: Resolution
AFFECTED DISTRICT: District 2
ITEM REQUEST: Schedule for Council Meeting
TITLE OF AGENDA ITEM: CONTRACT – A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF
DAVIE, FLORIDA APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE AND SALE
BETWEEN THE TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA AND THE DAVIE COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR DAVIE TOWN HALL, AUTHORIZING THE
MAYOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE SAID APPROVAL BY AFFIXING HER
SIGNATURE TO SAID RESOLUTION, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. (Tabled from January 6, 2010 meeting). $4.2 million
REPORT IN BRIEF: This is a contract between the Town of Davie and the Davie
Community Redevelopment Agency which sets out the terms of a sale of Town Hall by
the Town to the CRA. The contract sets out the terms and conditions of the sale by the
Town and the purchase by the CRA. The primary purchase of land is the 3.779 acre site
on which the existing Town Hall and a portion of the adjoining parking lot are now
located. The purchase price for this land and other rights-of-way to serve Town Hall and
a permanent easement for land to serve as a storm water retention area and park is $4.2
million. It should be noted that for future comparable prices the value of $1,825,000 is
being placed on the purchase of the 3.779 acre parcel. The funding for this purchase will
be encumbered by the CRA at the time of purchase. The purchase price is to be paid with
a $1 million payment at closing, another $1 million when the architectural design is
completed, and $2.2 million at the time the certificate of occupancy is granted. The CRA
will lease the existing Town Hall back to the Town while the construction of the new
Town Hall is being done at a rate of $1 per year. The Town will complete a new Town
Hall within three years. The new Town Hall will be primarily at least a three story
building and there are requirements for the style of the building and a requirement for
architectural features and for a public space The CRA will construct a parking garage
and redevelop the adjoing site. It is agreed the parking garage will be done concurrently
with the construction of the new Town Hall. The Town will grant all necessary
improvements to permit the installation of roads, and infrastructure such as storm sewers
and a storm water retention area. It should be noted that there was a joint meeting of the
Town Council and Davie Redevelopment Agency on June 11, 2009 to discuss this matter.
It should be noted that the plans were changed to provide a 150′ setback from Orange
Drive to the CRA redevelopment area and the parking garage was placed nearer to the
new Town Hall structure.
CONCURRENCES: The Davie CRA Board approved the Contract between the Town
of Davie and the Davie CRA at their meeting of October 12, 2009 and they authorized an
amendment on December 14, 2009.
FISCAL IMPACT: Yes
Has request been budgeted? Yes
If yes, expected cost: $4.2 million
Account name and number: Special Projects 010-0405-515-0502
RECOMMENDATION(S): Motion to approve resolution
Attachment(s): Resolution,
Contract For Purchase And Sale Between Town of Davie, Florida And Davie Community
Redevelopment Agency For Davie Town Hall
Minutes Of The Joint Meeting Between The Town Of Davie And The Davie CRA On
June 11, 2009
Minutes Of The October 12, 2009 CRA Meeting
………….
WHEREAS, the CRA has funds available to assist the TOWN in this
endeavor through the purchase of the Existing Town Hall Property described in
Exhibit “A” attached hereto with the intention and purpose to redevelop the
Existing Town Hall Property in the future consistent with the CRA’s Community
Redevelopment Plan for mixed use purposes, including commercial, retail and
residential uses, and attendant public and private parking; and
WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire to enter into this Contract to establish
the terms and conditions under which the CRA will purchase and the Town will
sell the property and easement described herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF
THE TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA.
………………
EXHIBIT “A”
CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE AND SALE
BETWEEN
TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA
AND
DAVIE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
FOR DAVIE TOWN HALL
This CONTRACT (the “Contract”) is made this _____ day of
_____________, 200_, by and between the TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA, a
municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida, whose
address is 6591 Orange Drive, Davie, Florida, 33314 (the “TOWN”) and the
DAVIE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, a public body corporate
and politic created pursuant to Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes, whose
mailing address is 3921 S.W. 47th Avenue, Suite 1008, Davie, Florida 33314 (the
“CRA”).
R E C I T A L S:
WHEREAS, the TOWN desires to replace the existing Davie Town Hall
(“Existing Town Hall”) with a new Town Hall (“New Town Hall”) to be
constructed on land owned by the TOWN and currently serving as a parking lot
for the Existing Town Hall and Bergeron Rodeo Arena and located to the north
of the Existing Town Hall (“New Town Hall Site”); and
WHEREAS, the CRA is willing to purchase the property upon which the
Existing Town Hall is located together with a portion of the existing surface
parking lot comprising approximately 3.779 acres, as shown on Exhibit “A”
attached hereto (the “Existing Town Hall Property”); and
…………….
WHEREAS, the CRA has funds available to assist the TOWN in this
endeavor through the purchase of the Existing Town Hall Property described in
Exhibit “A” attached hereto with the intention and purpose to redevelop the
Existing Town Hall Property in the future consistent with the CRA’s Community
Redevelopment Plan for mixed use purposes, including commercial, retail and
residential uses, and attendant public and private parking; and
………….
The CRA shall approve the architectural design development
drawings which shall be consistent at all times with Exhibit “H” and the provisions
of this subparagraph C. The CRA recognizes that such drawings may be amended
from time to time during the design development phase for the New Town Hall;
however, the CRA shall have the right to review and comment at all stages upon
the design of the New Town Hall, including schematic design and design
development drawings, prior to their final approval by the TOWN, to ensure the
compatibility of the design of the New Town Hall with the vision of the CRA for
the community redevelopment area. To the extent possible, the TOWN agrees to
incorporate the recommendations of the CRA into the design of the New Town
Hall.
The TOWN shall appoint no less than two (2) representatives
recommended by the CRA to any committee to select or negotiate with design
professionals, bid specification committees or committees to select construction or
design/build contractors in connection with the development or construction of the
New Town Hall.
…………..
20. Agreement of the CRA. The CRA agrees to construct at CRA expense
a parking garage of up to 400 parking spaces. The parking garage will be owned
by the CRA; however, the CRA will provide parking spaces on a non exclusive
basis, and at such locations to be determined by the CRA in its sole discretion, to
the Town to provide parking for the New Town Hall. The number of spaces
allocated to the Town to provide parking for the New Town Hall shall be
determined in accordance with the requirements of the Town’s Code of Ordinances
in effect at the time of development of the New Town Hall. The CRA reserves the
right to assign parking spaces in the garage for the exclusive use of the
Redevelopment Project. The TOWN and the CRA shall agree upon an interim plan
for parking to serve the Existing Town Hall at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds during
the period of construction of the parking
……………..
29. Notices. All notices, request, consents, instructions, and
communications required or permitted under this Contract shall be in writing and
shall be (as elected by the person giving such notice) hand-delivered by messenger
or nationally recognized overnight courier service, or mailed (air mail if
international) by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid), return receipt
requested, and addressed to each party at their respective addresses as set forth
below or to such other addresses any party may designate by notice complying
with the terms of this Paragraph 28.
IF TO TOWN: Town of Davie, Florida
6591 Orange Drive
Davie, Florida 33314
Telephone No. (954) 797-1030
Attn: Town Administrator
Copy to: John Rayson, Esq., Town Attorney
2400 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
IF TO CRA: Davie Community Redevelopment Agency
Attn: Redevelopment Administrator
3921 S.W. 47th Avenue, Suite 1008
Davie, Florida 33314
Telephone No. (954) 797-2093
Copy to: Susan F. Delegal, Esq., CRA Attorney
Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.
SunTrust Tower, Sixth Floor
515 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone No. (954) 764-7150
………………..
TOWN OF DAVIE
TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT
TO: Mayor and Councilmembers
FROM/PHONE: John Rayson, 954.566.8855
PREPARED BY: Lauren Rice
SUBJECT: Resolution
AFFECTED DISTRICT:
ITEM REQUEST: Schedule for Council Meeting
TITLE OF AGENDA ITEM: UTILITY EASEMENT – A RESOLUTION OF THE
TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA GRANTING AN EASEMENT FROM THE TOWN OF
DAVIE TO COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS AND FLORIDA POWER &
LIGHT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF UNDERGROUND UTILITIES.
REPORT IN BRIEF: The Town of Davie proposes to grant Comcast and FPL a
facilities easement for a portion of property located at 4700 Davie Road in order to
install underground utilities. Nob Hill Partners, Inc. will pay for the lines to be installed
and the Davie CRA is reimbursing Nob Hill for the work.
PREVIOUS ACTIONS:
CONCURRENCES:
FISCAL IMPACT: not applicable
Has request been budgeted? n/a
If yes, expected cost: $
Account name and number:
If no, amount needed: $
Additional Comments:
RECOMMENDATION(S): Motion to approve resolution
Attachment(s): Resolution, Facilities Easement (Comcast), legal description, sketch,
Easement (FPL), legal description, sketch
RESOLUTION NO. __________
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA GRANTING AN
EASEMENT FROM THE TOWN OF DAVIE TO COMCAST CABLE
COMMUNICATIONS AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT FOR THE
INSTALLATION OF UNDERGROUND UTILITIES.
WHEREAS, The Town of Davie owns property at 4700 Davie Road with
existing overhead utilities; and
WHEREAS, the Davie Community Redevelopment Agency feels that burying
these overhead lines will present a better view of the property and will make the area
safer; and
WHEREAS, the facilities easements are legally described in accordance with the
sketches and legal descriptions attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, granting the facilities easements will allow Comcast and FPL to
access the property and install underground utilities.
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