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Here’s The Scoop … Feb. 23, 2010 LBTS Agenda … Time To Pack Up …

GOT YOUR BOXES READY.? … ….

1. CALL TO ORDER, MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

3. INVOCATION -Reverend George Hunsaker

4. PRESENTATIONS

a. Presentation from the Daughters of the American Revolution – Betty Schulz

BC-The “Daughters” are coming ….

b. Presentation by School Board staff regarding Second ILA (Interlocal

Agreement -Chris Akabosu, Director, Growth Management Division & Lisa

White, Planner, Growth Management Division (Assistant Town Manager

Olinzock)

BC- “The Oversight Committee ” or implementation of this program which this writer thinks and previously posted/ spoke at the podium on we should have opted out as Sea Ranch did…The committee deliberated and the conclusion was “the Committee unanimously voted to approve the proposed amendments, which include changing the level of service  standard (LOS) from the current 110% permanent FISH capacity to 100% gross capacity, sunsetting the use of relocatables in the year 2018, and retaining the concurrency service areas (CSA’s) in individual school boundaries.”

c. Volunteer Firefighters Pension Plan Audit Report – FY 2008-2009 -Marcum

Rachlin, Susan Friend, Partner-Quality Control, Andrew Fierman, Manager

(Town Manager Colon)

BC- Well…well…well….Marcum Rachlin the auditor of choice for TM Colon (prev. posts) does the VFD Pension Plan…The Town pays for it…then they “expressed an unqualified opinion of those financial statements ” (pg 1- report)….Don’t get your panties in a bunch …as previously posted when this writer called the TM on her unilateral hiring of Rachlin (the prior name of the Auditor) I had a little fun with the standard auditor–eeze…of such statements…want more?…”An audit includes consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financing reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. …

Contributions 2009 $127, 646/2008 76,724

Invest inc. (loss) net 2009 $65,977/2008 (155,118)

Total additions 2009 $193,623/ 2008 (78,394)

Deductions Total 2009 $18,355/ 2008 27,336

Net increase (decrease) 2009 $175,268/(105,730)

Net assets, beginning 2009 $612,560/ 2008 718,290

Net assets, ending 2009 $787, 828/ 2008 612,560

Plan membership Active participants

vested 2009 4/2008 5

non-vested 2009 75/2008 87

Retirees and Beneficiaries 2009 8/ 2008 8

Pension Benefits “All volunteer firefighters of the Town are eligible for membership in the plan; eligibility is determined by a point system whereby a firefighter must accumulate 30 points a Plan year to be credited with one year of service. Points are accumulated by attendance at meetings, drill, fires and false alarms. Normal retirement is at 55 and 10 years of credited service. The benefit is $10 per months for each year of credited service payable in a life annuity, with other options available. Disability benefits are available for a total and permanent disability payable at $10 per month for each year of credited service. Death benefits are available under the same terms as normal retirement benefits.”

Funding- actual contributions in fiscal 2009 State of Fl. $82,649/ Town $30,372/ VFD $14,625

d. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report – FY 2008-2009 -Marcum Rachlin,

Susan Friend, Partner-Quality Control, Andrew Fierman, Manager (Town

Manager Colon)

BC- Will do separate post to come…

5. PUBLIC COMMENTS

6. REPORTS

a. Finance and Budget Monthly Report -January 2010 (Town Manager Colon)

BC- Points of interest-… Utility taxes YTD/ Curr. Months

FPL 186,415.26/60,063.96

Gas 4,569.23/2,045.37

Water 69,139.02/14,975.06

Franchise taxes YTD/Curr. Mo.

FPL 197,634.39/ 62,246.98

Waste 18,923.74/ 6,662.55

Gas 4,935.55/ 2,500.03

Towing 260.00/ 200.00

Occupational license 70,665.08/ 1,917.76

State Grants

BCC SENIOR CENTER GRANT YTD 0/ CURR MO. 0…Yep, ZERO!… (state grant 24,275.00)

Communication Service Tax YTD 93,866.39/ Curr. Mo. 23,368.37

Recycling Rev. YTD 0/ Curr. Mo. 0…Yep, Zero

Parking fines and forfeits YTD 48,188.14/ Curr. Mo. 14,899.76

Transfers from other funds

Trans from Parking Rev. Imp.  YTD 165,645.00

Commission salaries/FICA/Retirement/Group ins. (curr. mo 1,328.24) Total  YTD  $29,784.63

Chamber of Commerce YTD 27,277.08/Curr. Mo. 20,718.87

Audit YTD  55,000.00/ Curr. Mo. 11,150.00

Transfer to CIP Fund YTD $807,878.00

TW Sidewalks Main Repair YTD 7,400.00/ Curr Mo. 3,700.00

b. Development Services Monthly Report -January 2010 (Assistant Town

Manager Olinzock)

BC-Inf call 508/verb warnings 886/notices of violations 57/courtesy notices 59/citations issued 0/Spec. Master cases 22/ complaints invtg 25/ re-inspec 153/ lien searches 12/ courtesy letters issued 142/ pub records req. 2/ bus. tax license 7/ fire-permit inspec. 7/ fire app. resubmit 2/ final zoning inspec.15/ zoning reviews 72/ bldg. perms. issued 31/ perm app. submitted 67

30) staff delivered the sign code ordinance to candidates.

31 staff hand delivered 26 public hearing notices to businesses regarding special events

Political signs in the Right of Ways. Staff assessed the total number in violation. Staff went to several properties and asked if they would move them out of the Right of Way. Several owners and candidates were advised. Twenty Four cases were entered into computer system.

A large political sign. Owner was advised the sign Ordinance and size regulations. A verbal warning was given and the signs were removed.

A large political sign at a residence. Sign had been removed and complaint was unfounded.

Political signs in Right of Way. The resident was given a verbal warning and advised. The signs were moved.

c. Municipal Services Monthly Report -January 2010 (Assistant Town Manager

Olinzock)

BC- Off-Site “Washout Warehouse” (prev. post) Worker hrs.- 1-12 1:50/1-25 3:00/ 1-25 1:00/ 1-14 1:00/ 1-20 1:00/ 1-21 .50/ 1-15 6:00/ 1-19 3:00 = 17:50 for an empty bldg. worth less than 50% of its 2008 appraisal to sell

d. BSO Police Monthly Report -January 2010 (Chief Llerena)

BC- 2010 YTD auto o/burg bus. 2/burg. convey. 1/ burg. res. 0/ burg struct. 0/ forc. sex 0/ homicide 0/ robbery 1/ theft grand 2/ theft petit 2/ total 8 decrease of 42.9%

e. VFD Fire Monthly Report -January 2010 (Chief Perkins)

BC- 31 reg in-town members/ 26 out of town members

calls fire-rescue 40/ 1st responder training 70

training fire drills 7/ water drill 2

McIntee still listed as member- we hear his “memorabilia” is gone… “packed up”…

Avg. resp time 1st engine out 4:12

Perhaps the Chief can tell us about the Sentinel Lifeguard article/ his interview on Ch. 4 ….

f. AMR EMS Monthly Report -January 2010 (Operations Manager Liddle)

BC- 0:03:25 resp. time 98% of the time

g. Stormwater Master Plan -Progress Status Report (James Barton)

BC- Feb 12, 2010 Letter to John Olinzock from Chen & Assoc….commenced work on Oct. 29, 2009…included status of various tasks….updating digital stormwater atlas adding new info/ analyze existing topography by collecting and sorting LIDAR data/ calculate the stormwater runoff “curve number”  for use in existing conditions model/ locate and record the condition of outfalls throughout the Town/ perform field visits during rainfall events to observe the stormwater runoff/ collect resident complaints of stormwater issues from Town staff/ Research public records for land use existing permits, and plats

The above tasks were done…it will be ongoing for new findings to be incorporated into the models as they arise. “According to the project scope geotechnical and surrveying services will be contracted if deemed necessary for the model. A draftt report was submitted to the Town for comment and review. Chen & Assoc. met with Town staff to receive comments on the report and is presently reviewing the report.”

Chen is working on task 2 involves setting up and running the existing conditioned stormwater model. “The deliverable for this task is a technical memorandum outlining the results of the model.”…That will be submitted on Feb 26, 2010.

Task 3 Chen “will create a future conditions stormwater model and provide technical memorandum outlining the results of the model. This will be submitted within 15 days from the receipt of review comments from Town staff on task 2 deliverable.” Task 4  Chen “will provide the Town with complete Stormwater Master Plan and will present findings to Town staff and/ or the Commission. This will be submitted within 25 calendar days from receipt of review comments from Town staff on the Task 3 deliverable.”

James Barton P.E. Senior Engineer

7. PUBLIC SAFETY DISCUSSION

BC-not needed due to reports…seems the staff cannot get that one straightened out…

8. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

BC- Could she either give a succinct and professional progress report…or remain silent?…

9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. January 26, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

BC- again…anyone who wants to see what actually transpired…go to the video..

b. February 9, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

BC- especially this meeting…the video tells you why March 9th…it’s time for a change!…The worst of the worst for Town Hall meetings…in the last 2 years…

10. ORDINANCES -PUBLIC COMMENTS

1. Ordinances 1st Reading

2. Ordinances 2nd Reading

a. Ordinance 2009-36: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF

LAUDERDALE-BY THE SEA, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 30

“UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS,” ARTICLE V

“ZONING,” DIVISION 2 “DISTRICTS,” SECTION 30-261 “B-1-A

DISTRICT-BUSINESS” IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT COMMUNITY

THEATRES AND CULTURAL CENTERS ARE PERMITTED USES IN

THE B-1-A DISTRICT; FURTHER AMENDING SECTION 30-271 “B-1

DISTRICT-BUSINESS” IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT COMMUNITY

THEATRES AND CULTURAL CENTERS ARE PERMITTED USES IN

THE B-1 DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING

FOR CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Approved on 1St Reading January 12, 2010

BC- should be a 5-0 pass…

11. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

BC- Anything goes…and goes and goes….

12. CONSENT AGENDA

a. Commission approval for issuance of five (5) parking permits to be used at all

Town Beach Portals for Service Vehicles only, from March 1, 2010 thru

February 28, 2011 by Nova Southeastern University staff during Sea Turtle

Stranding and Disorientation events (Clerk White)

BC- will they or won’t they?…Will Commissioner “Clueless” Clottey and her Galpal TM Colon once again make it difficult for the sturdents this turtle season?…Give it rest ladies…let em’ park at the portals…

b. Commission approval of Special Event Application for Village Grille and 101

Ocean Saint Patrick’s Day Party 2010, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 2:30

PM till 12:00 AM (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- The Commission should have gotten the message loud and clear after the unnecessary “Forum” put on by the Town Manager and then a repeat “Forum” put on by her “partner in crime” Asst. TN Olinzock…in order to debut the new Town logo embossed table cloth!… A street event with music…You betcha…passes 5-0 unless someone wants to play “political suicide”…

c. Commission approval of contract agreement with PBS&J, Fort Lauderdale, in

the amount of $58,300.00 for the design of the Florida Department of

Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) SR-A1A Enhancement

Project FM-418022-1, Pine Avenue to Terra Mar Drive (Assistant Town

Manager Olinzock)

BC- YUCK…I absolutely hate this one…..commission let the TM “negotiate” without having all the qualified RFQ vendors submit an RFP…even though the Town Manger is on record saying they ALL qualified to do so!…She is shown if the Town minutes as having said she did “a courtesy review” of the RFOs…(Need to check the video for that comment)…That was included to let her off the hook for prior non-review stances after she stopped the RFPs being read aloud in July 2009!… The Commission is not supplied in the backup with the 3 RFPs…and have no way of knowing if the TM made the proper choice…With her track record..it’s questionable!…PBS & J have done work in town before ….something if true to form TM Colon will not disclose … Watch for a “dig her heels ” ultimatum if any Commissioner  says they want to wait on it…She will most likely pull “If you want to stop this project” move using a scare tactic of monies going elsewhere…Commsissioners don’t fall for that one again!…

d. Town Commission approval of one (1) year extension to Electrical

Maintenance Services Agreement with Imperial Electric, Inc., per existing

contract agreement, paragraph #8 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- Defer to date certain… until new Commission….

e. Town Commission approval of one (1) year extension to Street Light

Maintenance Services Agreement, with Imperial Electrical, Inc. per existing

BC- Defer to a date certain….until a new Commission….

contract agreement, paragraph #8 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

f. Town Commission approval of one (1) year extension to Tree Trimming

Services Agreement, with Lawn Logic, LLC per existing contract agreement,

paragraph #8 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- Ditto….

g. Town Commission approval of agreement contract for Plumbing Maintenance

Services Agreement with A-1 Paradise Plumbing, Inc. -ITB# 09-12-04

(Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- Ditto….

h. Town Commission approval of contract agreement for Uniform Rental

Services Agreement with Cintas -ITB# 09-12-03 (Assistant Town Manager

Olinzock)

BC- Ditto….

13. RESOLUTION – “Public Comments”

a. Resolution 2010-02: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION OF

THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING

AND ADOPTING THE BROWARD COUNTY DECEMBER 2009 REVISED

MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY.

14. QUASI JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

15. OLD BUSINESS

a. Discussion and/or action regarding a contest for a new slogan (Commissioner

Clottey) Deferred at the December 7, 2009 Commission meeting

BC- “Clueless” should defer to date certain… and if not next Commission will put the kibosh on it ….

16. NEW BUSINESS

a. Discussion and/or action to approve the Second ILA (Interlocal Agreement)

for the Public School Facility Planning of Broward County -Back up attached

BC- see above…

b. Commission selection of Bus Shelter Design for the two eligible locations

within Town for the Broward County Transit Shelter and Amenities Program

(Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- It’s political posturing time…The Broward Bus Shelters…are in the backup as being for 2 locations Pine and Seagrape…they are shown in different renderings with no sides…so that side rain we get…you’ll be feeling it…but when?…on page 29…”Installation Start Date”…LBTS “Project Schedule TBD (To Be  Decided)… Funding 10 million from MPO for 242 sites/ 11.1 million from Fl Stim. Grant -96-001 for 358 sites/ 2,4 million from Fl. Stim. Grant-66-x001….

c. Discussion and/or action on Town related business (Commissioner Dodd)

BC- Worth the wait…To Commissioner Dodd….this writer says “TOUCHE'”!!!!….

17. TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT

BC- I want to take this opportunity to thank the Town Atty. for finally directing the Commission to summarize their final directive at the special meeting last Wed. night…I hope she will continue this practice and the staff and Commission will catch on!…Kudos, Ms. Trevarthen…

18. ADJOURNMENT

19. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

March 15, 2010 Special – Election Results

March 23, 2010 Special – Organizational procedures

March 23, 2010 – Board & Committee Member Selection

BC- Give me a break…The Town Manger sent a letter and disbanded the boards…despite the direction from the Commission at that special meeting on 2/17 asking them to work on the El Mar Drive project for the next 2 months… Now the TM actually thinks that the new commission can be sworn in on the 15th…and by the 23rd they will be able to select new board members?…

Most in town will be waiting to see who wins before applying to the boards…and that will take a little time…for those who have stayed away to come forward (fingers crossed!)…

Note to Commission…whomever wins the seats…please follow John Thompson’s wise advice from 2008 (it was ignored) and let each Commissioner appoint a member …it is reflective of the voters and will allow those submitting their names to be assured they will not be treated poorly in public by the dais members… Something to be decided at the Organizational meeting on the 23rd!…

more to come………

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