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Commission Meeting 4/8/08

Overview……

The Town Chaplain is still out of town..Vice Mayor stepped in to say a few words…

Comm. Clottey added to new business…N. Leisure Gardens…a large group from condo came to speak on beach access…

Presentation by assist. to Mgr. Olinzock…Employee of Month…for Feb…is it not April?…James Wilson…recipient…an employee since 2006…

no reports…

minutes and workshop approved…3/11..3/25/…3/25 …all 3 passed 5- 0

public comments….

speakers….

1….Representative from project in need of extension from south end of town….Hibiscus…

2….I spoke and introduced my letter and a check for $1500 to ensure instruction to new Boards on their legal rights, representation, sunshine etc…as they are seated…as stated in my published reimbursement letter….

3….A Gentleman spoke of Robert’s Rules…addressed the Vice Mayor by name…was stopped by Mayor…discussion took place from podium and dais …should resident being able to continue or to be seated due to using a name of a dais member… as posted previously …is not allowed….the Mayor decided to let him continue after checking with the Town Atty….and much ambivalence….

the gentleman was concerned about eminent domain…Terra Mar private beach access…Bert J Harris… concern over the language of the new Town Atty. at the RFP workshop and the firm’s stand on more power for local government… first amendment rights….

4…. A Gentleman.. …about pay raises..and his previous stance in the previous year…with previous commission…

5… A Woman …came forward to discuss Future’s letter to Editor about Easter By The Sea event…disputing the assertions that event started earlier than advertised….

6….A Gentleman spoke of items on agenda… Lake Okeechobee…against…fire district …against….indirect increase in salary…. against…wi-fi…for it…added a few suggestions…local parking permits for El Prado….2 temporary bathrooms at Datura/ Washingtonia portals….

Thanked the Commission for appointment as Chair of P&Z…

7….A Gentleman spoke of beach rights…eminent domain…brought up other municipalities and their losses in such lawsuits…

8….A Gentleman spoke of power outage on Seagrape Drive…wants town to pressure FPL on faulty poles…

9…..A Woman spoke of her radio show,which had the Mayor as a guest…gave praise to Town Manager and her assistant…talked of code enforcement.. noise from rental that are short term…requested commission to revisit short term rental ordinances…gave praise to Sandra Booth who was appointed to the Master Steering Committee…

10…A Woman spoke of item on the agenda …public speaking on 1st/2nd readings…Resolutions…for it…power outage plan in hurricane season for commercial as well as residential …requested update on capital improvement…

11….A Gentleman will speak at new business for north side …west of A1A condos…

Ordinances 2nd reading….

Ordinance 2008- 10… Jarvis Hall use…for only residents…local civic organizations…local businesses that hold town occupational licenses…

public allowed to speak….ranged from ..short sighted…the original intent of Jarvis Hall from the Town Historian…question of use for political groups as denied in past….a former commissioner with how it was used in the past…and the finale…a gentleman who said to rule them all out…

discussion with Town Atty. by Comm Silverstone… about Chamber businesses using the hall…only if a LBTS business with Occ. License

Motion made by Comm. Clottey… over use of wording in Ordinance…civic…

removing it to just say local organizations… to include political etc…a second to the was entered and then removed after assurances it was covered… according to the previous Town Atty. Note…Surprised his assertion was accepted since it was the same Atty. who precluded the CIC from using the hall in the past…incorrectly..

can be used for state organizations…

Mayor was concerned with keeping Sea Ranch lakes businesses out…

motion passes 4-1 Mayor Minnet dissenting….

agree with the Mayor on this one….

9.Commissioner Comments….

Comm. Silverstone…eminent domain…clarified the stance…looking into access up the way from Terra Mar…Olinzock looked back to 1981…will need to look further back…for public areas …defended Comm. Clottey on beach access stance….asked residents to judge the Vice Mayor …pre and post Mayor Parker….commented the Future’s paper is not helpful and causing problems…

Comm. Dodd….July 4th update…barge pricing vs. pier ..cost saving for pier…around $20 thousand dollars…lifeguards on the beach…wants a workshop…commission salary…a median of municipalities…never a good time for an increase….will take pay cut if he is receivnig too much… disappointed in the Future’s paper…slanted…fees of Corniche not published… concern over single RFP with Town Atty…wants more bids…

Vice Mayor.. beach safety….loss of 6 people …thought gentleman who saved young boy had died…later it was disclosed by Chief Sievers …he is alive and recovering… Future’s paper insinuated BSO saved him in the water…private citizens saved the victims…need something on the beach…more issues with he Future’s ….AMR…reimbursement by BSO..not given $483 thousand…defended Comm. Clottey/Silverstone on beach access…no targeting …Terra Mar…as written in post originally on this site…no sales taxes may have been paid by Corniche for condo paying for access….talked of former Chair of P&Z and her alleged “flip” of Oriana property while on the board..

Mayor Minnet….
“That’s quite an act to follow”…spoke of 2 months as a commission…meetings running smoother…respecting each other ..public comments… town business getting done…in favor of public input on 1st/2nd/Resolutions….

4/22/08 is Earth Day…giving back cleaning up…joining children to clean up on the beach…..setting an example…looking forward to Broward Days…reminded all of 4/17 meeting for Scenic Highway…will continue to stay on message…

Comm. Clottey….people need to register with town who are in need of AMR assessing their location and special needs in advance….met representative from Minto…will maintain 4 lanes…parking lot will open by 1st week of May….beach access…15th street…no eminent domain…deeds reviewed…hidden access to the beach…if something can not be found …financial /in kind remedy should be put in place in a friendly manner…special permits might be required by these condos in the future…want something/give something…Terra Mar pedestrian access for those who do not have it…for them to take care of themselves….law firm with RFP …questions about civic orgs. that were sued ….asked residents to call a person first before jumping to conclusions…beach safety important..VFD training impressive….July 4th volunteers needed…money tight…wished residents headed up North for the summer well…

Ordinances 1st reading…none

Consent Agenda…

a. Comm. approval for fireworks…$35 thousand…/ $35 thousand for venue…barge or pier

Pier will save $20 thousand… Town Manager given authority to negotiate… passes 5- 0

b. /c./d / approved….celebration ride/ hurricane debris removal- stormwater cleaning/ upgrade El Prado electrical service.. all 3….passes 5- 0

Resolutions…

a/b c Okeechobee concern over lake lowering and repairs/ Broward Urban Independent Fire District..opposed…..interlocal agreement for Pelican Hopper 2008- 089 all 3 passes 5-0

Old Business…none

New Business…

Add on…North Leisure Gardens…Comm. Clottey

represented by Frank Serrao read great speech to the dais and talked of promised access to the beach…Editor of Futures paper…his facts were wrong…his leaving out of monies received from condos for access…a time share deal for access…wanting friendly discussion…praise for Comm. Clottey…cited Reagan’s famous “tear down that wall” speech and asked Corniche to “tear down that gate…and offer us free access to the beach.”

a. mistake with agenda…should read Shore Court…dormant construction on property that was addressed with vacating of a cul- de- sac with the previous commission…Vice Mayor

b. parking for VFD at meters for free troughout town…Vice Mayor

previous perk to fire personnel…will have 2 hour time limit and tags… passes 5-0

c. Construction enclosing Jarvis Hall…assist. Olinzock

much discussion…$404 thousand…will seat 160….. in enclosed portico…glassed in…new sprinklers throughout whole building..new senior center entrance…originally for performing arts…a pet project of the former Vice Mayor…tabled 5- 0

d. compensation in lieu of ins. offered by town…Town Manager…

needs looking into…confusing …no action voted on…bandied about…flex dollars…percentage of insurance….. retired buy in…must show insurance with another company….

e. designate Town Manger signatory…Comm Clottey…

was in answer to Mayor not wanting to sign off on AMR contract…Mayor did end up signing AMR contract.. and will sign all future contracts….item pulled upon learning that information …Comm. Clottey

K/L moved up beach safety… Comm. Dodd/ Vice Mayor…

VFD Lt. and Chiefs came forward with plan for VFD to patrol on ATV’s…preliminary budget was approved to start as long as insurance is available…hold harmless…new Town Atty. came forward with opinion about town liability…Town Manager will put together an agreement… Comm.Dodd wants equipment in the meantime to help citizen rescuers…

f. discussion and or action public comments 1st/2nd readings/ Resolutions….Comm. Silverstone/ Dodd…passes 5-0

g. wireless internet throughout town…Comm. Silverstone…

$500 thousand town wide…will look into just having it at town hall…direction given…

h. Discussion and or action BSO response tiime…Comm. Dodd…

concern over lack of response with BSO not being awarded contract…BSO assured it will be responsive…

i. Discussion and or action Town Plaques….Comm. Dodd…

taking down plaques around town at portals…. having wall of honor for elected officials at pavilion..plaques will remain until pavilion completion…passes 5- 0

j. Town Atty. RFP…Manager Colon…

Weiss et al was hired…3-2…Clottey/ Dodd dissenting on principal of not enough bids…

Dan Abbott will represent town former Atty. of Hollywood/ Atty. Gorden Linn will be Special Magistrate…hourly charge…$110 thousand…

k/l above…

Town Manager report….

Note…thanks to Comm. Clottey the Manager report will be moved up on the agenda from now on….

appointments to Broward League of Cities…

Director…Mayor Minnet

Alternate…Vice Mayor

2nd Alternate…Comm. Clottey….

next commission meeting May 13,2008

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