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Here’s The Scoop … LBTS Agenda 12/8/09 … Closing Out 2009 … PHEW!….

LOOKING TO 2010 ….

TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA

TOWN COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2009 – 7PM – JARVIS HALL

AGENDA BACKUP DOCUMENTS

1. CALL TO ORDER, MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

3. INVOCATION -Reverend George Hunsaker

4. PRESENTATIONS

a. Proclamation – January as Broward Diversity Community Month (Tom

Runyan, Esq., Chair of the Broward County Diversity Advisory Council)

5. PUBLIC COMMENTS

6. REPORTS

a. VFD Fire Monthly Report – October 2009 (Chief Perkins)

BC- Still 31 Reg. in-town /36 Assoc out of Town members/ in-town 2 non-cert, 17 FF1 cert., 12 FF2 cert./ Assoc. 36 FF2 cert./ in-town EMT-B 9, Paramedic (FL) 3/ Assoc – EMT-B 21, Paramedic (FL) 12/ Call- Fire Rescue 36/ First Responder Training (Code for medical call runs) 61/Training fire-water drill 12/ D/E pump operator Class 4/ Beach Patrol hrs Beach 12 67hrs.- Beach 212 31hrs. -28.5 hrs non-paid out of 98 hrs/ station watch combined members in-town 39- 1848+ hrs./ Community service 16-5hrs each

OCT. Roster does NOT include McIntee son Beau…

Unit Resp. Time Avg.- avg response time for first engine out 4:14

7. PUBLIC SAFETY DISCUSSION

8. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

a. Meet the Candidates February 16, 2010 – League of Women Voters

BC-prev post …sent an e-mail to LWVF and received a prompt reply that it was forwarded to Broward County LWV and will post the outcome of the TM interjecting unilaterally into Town politics and asking commissioners per memo to come up with their own questions at a debate!…Arghhh…..

b. Sea Turtle Lighting Workshop

9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. November 10, 2009 Regular Meeting (This meeting was continued to

December 7, 2009. Continued minutes scheduled for future Commission

Meeting)

10. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC COMMENTS

1. Ordinances 1st Reading

2. Ordinances 2nd Reading

BC- There are none!…Until and unless the “Gang” pulls a fast one?…

11. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

BC- expect more of the same…from the majority…Jimmy- attacks…we’re human beings not robots…answering to the public comments…just push mute!/ Jerry -everything is great folks…millage…taxes… and partridge in a pear tree/ Clottey-we’re “clueless” to what she will come up with but assured she’s been on a roll of illogical commentary for quite some time now…

12. CONSENT AGENDA

a. Town Commission approval of Issuance of Refund to Our Lady of the

Assumption Altar Guild for Temporary Sign Permit Fee in the amount of

$30.00 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BBC- they are a non- for- profit organization

13. RESOLUTION – “Public Comments”

a. Resolution 2009-32: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA SUPPORTING AN

AMENDMENT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC

SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANNING IN ORDER TO AVOID THE

CURRENTLY PROPOSED SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES IN

BROWARD COUNTY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

14. QUASI JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

15. OLD BUSINESS

a. Discussion and/or action: Placement of Bel-Air Sign (Town Engineer James

Barton) This item was deferred at the December 1, 2009 Commission

Meeting by Commissioner Dodd

BC- we hear there was agreement on the final resting spot per the Bel Air Board…

b. Commission approval of ratification of Bel Air street names (Assistant Town

BC- Ditto…

Manager Olinzock) This item was deferred at the December 1, 2009

Commission Meeting by Commissioner Dodd

c. Discussion and/or action by Town Commission regarding Appointment of a

Local Complete Count Committee for the Purpose of Building Awareness of

the 2010 Census (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock) This item was

deferred at the December 1, 2009 Commission Meeting by

Commissioner Silverstone

BC- names were needed for the appointments…

d. Discussion and/or action regarding drafting a Resolution opposing Broward

County’s proposal to charge for Toxicological Services (Vice Mayor Mclntee)

This item was deferred at the December 1, 2009 Commission Meeting by

Commissioner Dodd

BC- deferred from 12/1 due to McIntee being on vacation … McIntee wants to join Weston and tell the county we won’t start paying for services for the 1st time…when dealing with analysis of of alcohol blood levels of individuals arrested or suspected of driving under the influence…The results are for the Broward County State Atty. to use in prosecution…and not the municipality..

16. NEW BUSINESS

a. Discussion and/or action reference: EI Mar Drive Project (Vice Mayor

Mclntee)

1.) To move forward with appropriating the $980,000 needed for the EI

Mar Drive Streetscape Project

BC- prev. post…12/7/09 Round Table…should not be discussed at both…and keep the $$$ in the bank til march and new commission…

2.) Commission approval of conceptual design of EI Mar Drive. RFP

BC- prev. post…put it up on the shelf w/ the rest of the unused conceptual drawings for LBTS…

Process to begin by Ocampo & Associates

b. Discussion and/or action regarding the responsibility to replace the lost buoys

(Vice Mayor Mclntee)

BC- wow…we are to pay back the VFD when they are buying new toys at a record pace…maybe the Booster Fund can fund it?…

c. Discussion and/or regarding the conflict of interest regarding Mayor Minnet

voting on any development issues when in fact she is a full blown developer

herself (Vice Mayor Mclntee)

BC- How low can you go Vice Mayor…this one this writer will expand on (anonymous letter this stems from in prev. post ….the one that states at the bottom the anonymous writer hopes it will the Vice Mayor!)… The VM is wasting ourĀ  taxpayer money on this…a standard clause in the IncorporationĀ  papersĀ  of the mayor’s company…that encompass all “generalizations” …a standard practice on such documents we are told…The writer and the zealous Vice Mayor looking for a major gotcha…on the mayor again overshot and showed their ignorance…at a price to us the taxpayers!.. Talk of conflict…McIntee’s son the VFD/trainer ..paid by the dept. that McIntee votes on!…(posts to come)…OOPS!…

d. Discussion and/or action on a Commission directive to the Town Manager to

ask the League of Women Voters to set up two “Meet the Candidate”

debates for the next election (Commissioner Dodd)

BC- prev. post…just for directive and discussion…but as prev. posted the TM jumped the gun!…

e. Discussion and/or action: Town policy on anonymous letters received through

the Town and Commissioners Mayor (Mayor Minnet)

BC- see prev. post and above…

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A memo was sent to the commissioners in response to Comm. Dodd who sent an e-mail to the manager after receiving the “anonymous” letter…

E-mail from Comm. Dodd…11/20/2009

“I was in receipt of another anonymous letter in my commissioner’s mailbox yesterday. It made numerous malicious allegations against the mayor. It makes no difference to me which member of the dais happens to be the recipient of the allegations, my response will still be the same-the commission made a policy and it should have been followed.

The commission decided some time ago that NO anonymous mail will be distributed or places in our mailboxes. I thought it was also a town hall policy that no mail will be opened without a return address on the envelope- are you able to supply this address? I would be happy to place an item on the agenda if you feel it necessary for the commission to re-affirm its directive to you concerning anonymous mail. Stuart Dodd.”

E-mail from the Town Manager to the commissioners on 12/3/09..

” Please be advised that the Town returns to the mail carrier any anonymous mail received in Town Hall stamped “REFUSED- no return address provided”.

The letter that you reference was not delivered to Town Hall but was received by Vice Mayor McIntee and; subsequently, distributed to the Town Commission upon his request.

Thank you EC/mi”

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BC- Rules again do not apply to McIntee…he sat on the dais not long ago speaking out against anonymously supplied information…Does the TM really think this “exonerates” her participation in this matter?…The TM we hear said if she had not complied McIntee would have done it anyway!…Says it all…really…Chain of command… Is the TM akin to “Little Chief” Perkins…under McIntee?…Hmmm… Furthermore the TM complied with this anonymous letter going to the Town Atty. to go over!…unbelievable… March..voters…March!…

17. TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT

18. ADJOURNMENT

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