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Commission Meeting 5/13/08

Check scoops category for scoops of this meeting….

Rev. Hunsaker gave the invocation…and offered these words…to put aside personal interests…deal with community….we and they instead of us…to look at this meeting as a symbol of how unity is built….privilege of living in this country and care for our neighbors….

Adopt-A Street Program… presentation…Mayor Minnet…

LBTS Frame ‘N Art store owners Gary and Sharon introduced her to the organization…which was voted on 5-0 to make LBTS the 18th city…to use this program…no cost to the town…

Reports…

budget…we had a major loss of revenue with the El Prado parking lot due to its closure by Minto…est. annual revenue should have been $91 thousand…actual revenue….approx….$800…an inquiry for Minto to cover the loss…was a no go…due to it not being written into the contract and Minto having to deal with the streetscape change of ElMar …remaining 2 lanes….

development…in scoops…

municipal….Fri. night Jazz…in scoops…

BSO police….problems with unlocked cars…homeless from Pompano…increase in burglaries…

BSO fire…Chief Sievers was a no show…town will send a letter to Sheriff Lamberti/ request to Chief Sievers to be at 5/27 meeting…to address…BSO response times…coverage of town in last months of service..state of returned equip. to VFD…and items still missing…

VFD,,,,Chief Perkins…82 members…average age 34….51 are FF2/ 15 FF1…80% certified…5/15 start beach patrol…VFD will be ready to start earlier than orig. takeover date …if they win the RFP bid…and BSO has contract terminated early…

Town Manager …

budget workshops and meetings….

6/11….5pm…workshop

6/24…5pm..

7/8……5pm…

7/22….5pm

9/12…..5pm

9/25 …..5pm…final millage…final budget

check for any changes…

Public Comments…..

Ranged from Rev. Hunsaker with an update on trying to bring in others to offer the invocations…

Peanuts…on items on the agenda…his viewpoints…

3 north end residents bringing up promised “professional” public safety…see scoops…

Vincent Ragusa terminating his contract with LBTS for the Performing Arts…

Dr. Most …representing Sister Cities…and a planned Aug trip to visit one….

A report on lightbulbs and energy…

a few residents with comments on various subjects …from parking problems…construction…jarvis enclosure…De-annexation…beach patrol…cameras…internet…BSO and fear of calling them for help…

Ordinances 1st reading beach maintenance…2008-10…passes 5-0

Commissioner Comments….

Dodd…inaccurate reporting by Futures…about health ins… from town…expressed desire for residents to call him…for input…directed Town Atty…to look into south end of town ability to legally apply special assessment on north for improvements if De-annexation moves forth…

Vice Mayor…directed Town Manager to send birthday card from commission to 100 year old resident…Jarvis Hall enclosure …”not going to happen”…talked of refurbishing Jarvis Hall…asked for financial review of funds for Performing Arts after termination…VFD equip. and $ amount for repairs….Broward Days. in Tallahassee…..”will always defend his employees.”…(BCbythesea…what employees are those?)

Mayor…nice break…( BCbythesea…unnecessary break due to wrong call by Town Clerk for Jewish Holiday)…call or email her…her platform was for professional fire/EMS…she is moving forward and is for the VFD…for the town….spoke of changing zip codes town wide… visiting condos…and LBTS clubs…riding with BSO police…see scoops…

Clottey….decreasing spending on big ticket items…not using sewer monies…reduce the debt…lower taxes…disappointing Broward Days….most were lobbyists…too late in leg. session this year….NBCA and former Mayor Pro Tem…not all in north on board with De-annex…see scoops….July 4th update…

Silverstone….placed LED lighting on next agenda…placed special permits on next agenda…see scoops…De-annex agreement…full support if north majority want it…

Consent Agenda….

special events…Memorial Day/ Fri. Night Jazz…see scoops…

various expenditures ….air conditioner…hurricane trailer…new landscape service…brackets and banners…north end of town…fishing pier sign in town…. shutters…..chipper/shredder… all under $15 thousand each….passed 5- 0

tabled…mapping system for development office…Comm. Silverstone to call Broward …to see if we can use their programs…before purchase…passed 5-0

procedural lien/ interlocal gas tax agreements….beach patrol budget….passed 5- 0

engineered surveys for sinkholes…passed 5- 0

BCbythesea …opinion…Comm Dod/ Clottey inquired about maintenance for this problem….

Town Manager and Assistant are going to rely on residents and a televised plea for residents to inform town of such infrastructure problems.. Cited lack of funds…no storm sewer assessment.. etc…

BCbythesea…opinion…how is it we have the manpower to check for illegal sheds but not sinkholes?….

Will require residents to give utility easements for repairs… passed 5- 0

Resolutions….

zip codes…see scoops

Adopt A Street…see presentations above…

resolution to not adopt House Bill 991…providing a sign person at meetings…

all passed 5- 0

Old Business…

Spec. Magistrate…Pompano Town Atty…….passed 5-0

Jarvis Hall enclosure…see scoops…

Public Hearing…

Variance Tiki Hut…passed 5-0…hardship….pie-shaped lot…

New Business…

March Election….became 1st reading…passed 5-0 to repeal ordinance..

(BCbythesea…opinion…have changed stance…Pompano will go to Nov…LBTS will be alone if they vote to pass it/ new majority win in Jan. proved it does not need to be a March election…anymore…..) passed 5- 0

Board members… Master Steering..see scoops…other boards…low on names to choose from…might need another round… if new appointees refuse…passed 5- 0

Parking passes year round…workshop…passed 5-0

Performing Arts… see scoops

BSO response …tabled…5/27/08….passed 5-0

Grandfather in structures…Town Atty. to research…

Sunshine for Jarvis Hall use automatic on sunshine board…passed 5-0

Chamber …tabled to 5/27 pending review of books…Comm. Dodd…passed 5-0

POA…5/14… use hall/no TV…Comm Dodd asked that in the future no meetings on day after comm. meetings to allow another session…if needed…passed 5-0

Appointment to Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization…

member…Clottey…passed 5-0/ alternate…Silverstone…passed 5-0

Palm Club sewers….see scoops…

POA use of hall in future…see scoops….

Discussion extension of plans for “overlay” project…now that “overlay” is no longer allowed…presentation…and discussion…agenda wrongly listed and/or action…no action taken….

Next meeting 5/27/08

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