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Here’s The Scoop…1/27/09 LBTS Commission Agenda….

online ….http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

OVERVIEW..all previously posted items under LBTS/meeting category…

Presentations…for  excellence in financial reporting….and Lifesaving award to Mark Mitchell for saving a drowning victim…both were tabled…previously posted..

BC …..in all the talk of cutting back on the time it takes to run a meeting…cut out all the financial award presentations…just let it be known online/channel 78…

Reports….

a. Finance and budget report for 12/08 …Manager Colon…

Period of 10/01/08-12/31/08…current month…just some highlights…

Occupational licenses…$12,015.12

Intergovernmental Revenue…

State shared revenue…$107,991.86

Grants from other local units….( BCC senior center grant/transportation grant)…$14,584.20

State Grants…0

Revenues …General Fund…

Recycling Revenue….0

Variances application fees….0

Site plan application fees….0

Parking permits….$1,296.34

Parking  meters- Beach…1,469.72

Parking meters- El Prado….0

Parking meters- Town Hall….$2,880.15

Tennis-shuffle key…..$1,238.93

Fines/forfeitures….

Parking fines….$12,262.06

Fines,traffic violations, citations….$664.44

Code enforcement fines….0

other fines & alarms….$58.00

Commission…

salaries….$4,329.56

FICA…$344.00

Retirement…0

Group Insurance….$802.6o

Commission operating expenditures…

equipment maintenance…$162.50

office supplies…0

dues & subscriptions…0

Training….$450.77

BC…training?….for what?

operating supplies/misc…..$267.09

Chamber Facility…

Regular salaries….$999.33

FICA….$76.50

Retirement….$98.50

Group insurance…$246.16

Professional consultants….0

sewer/waste water….$138.02

electric….0

water….$93.14

liability ins…..0

workers comp….0

bldg. maint. materials….0

Administration….

Regular salaries….$42,177.19

Overtime….0

FICA….$2,878.24

Retirement….0

Group Insurance….$4,905.75

Operating Expenditures…

Professional consultants….$574.00

Audit Expense….$31,500.00

BC…who audited us…when will it be available…not in the backup…with the report….(yearly budget for audit $50 thousand)….

Workers Comp….0

Communications…$35.93

Equip rent /lease….0

Vehicle maint….0

Fuel…-$21.27

Services maint. contracts…0

Printing  & binding…$490.00

Postage….$-316.07

Office supplies….$71.75

Computer expense….$2,299.00

Dues & subscriptions…$30.00

Training….$398.96

Operating & supplies/misc…..$499.86

Town Attorney…Operating Expenditures…

Legal expenses…orig.budget-$110.400.00/amended budget-$110.400.00/YTD-$28,664.45/ curr.mo.-0/encumbered YTD-0/Unenc. balance-$81,735.55

Legal exp.-other issues…orig. budget-$125.000.00/amended budget-$125.000.00/ YTD actual-$784.04/curr.mo-0/encumbered YTD-0/Unenc.balance- $124.265.96

Police Dept…$238,203.52

Fire Dept. ..

personal services…

Reg.salaries…$6,942.74

Fire Dept. pensions…0

FICA…$465.52

Retirement…0

Group ins…..$851.57

operating expenditures…

Professional consultants….0

Audit expenses…0

contractual services…$70,335.17

EMS…$55,833.33

Development services…expenditures…recycling costs…$115.06

Capital outlay …bldg. improvement (Public safety Complex?)…

Orig. budget-$250.00/amended budget-$250.000.00/YTD actual- $92,897.53/ curr. mo.-$225.00/Encumbered YTD-$101.126.70/unenc. bal-$55,975.77

d. BSO Report…Chief Gooding…

YTD…07/08

Auto theft-18/16 -11.1%

Burg bus.- 6/3–50.0%

Burg convey.- 33/31- -6.1%

Burg. residence- 18/46- 155.6%

Burg. structure- 1/7- 6oo.o%

Forcible sex- 2/1…-50.0%

Homicide- 0/0…00.0%…(BC- when was the A1A murder of the father by the son?)

Robbery- 0/3- 300.0%

Theft-grand- 29/35- 24.1%

Theft petit- 35/39- 11.4%

Totals- 142/182- 28.2%

e. LBTS-VFD Chief Perkins..

Dec.08-

Reg.. in-town… 36/fire 1 non cert.-13/fire 1 cert.-12/fire2-cert.11/EMT-B (Fl)- 15/Paramedic (Fl)-4

BC.. roster received by this writer showed less regular members……including longtime VFD member and AMR employee…Jim Pollock no longer a member …but listed in this report…

Assoc. ..out of town…42/fire non-cert-0/fire 1 cert.- 0/fire 2 cert.- 43/ EMT B (FL)- 33/Paramedic (FL)- 10

Calls- Fire/rescue- 21

Medical-80

Training Drill-7

firefighter 1 class- 10

Beach Patrol- hours…ATV1-57.5/ATV 2-55

Station Watch-combined members…37/999 hours

BC…The Dec. meeting minutes show a problem with station watch participation…

unfortunately for the 3rd monthly report the VFD is still publishing information that surely must violate Hipaa…with medical calls providing the address and the event…such as 3 suicide attempts /2 assaults …

most of the medical calls were canceled…23…

BC…time to stop following AMR…

Unit response Time Average…

Apparatus-/Eng.12/Eng212/Squirt 12/Command 12/ Utility 12/Sta12

DEC.-Call count-86/28/7/36/3/71

DEC.-Resp. Time- 0:07:38/0:03:18/0:01:18/0:03:48/o:04:04/0:04:10

NOV.-All count- 74/41/20/60/2/47

NOV.-Resp.Time- 0:05:40/0:03:39/0:04:39/0:03:55/0:03:32/0:04:40

BEACH PATROL…

DEC….

(appearing as reported in the order reported….)

7th-2-3:30 pm…3 FF/ 2nd-3pm-4pm….2 FF( includes 2 hrs unpaid volunteer time to the town…McIntee? the unpaid soon- to- be Deputy?)/6th-1pm-5pm…1 FF/15th-12:45pm-1:45pm….2 FF/15th-1pm-3pm…2 FF/18th-12pm-2pm….2 FF/ 18th-2pm-5:30pm…2 FF (7 hrs unpaid volunteer time to the Town)/19th-12pm-5pm…1FF (5 hrs unpaid volunteer time for Town)/20th-12pm-2pm….2 FF/20th-2pm-3:30pm…2 FF (3 hours unpaid volunteer service to the Town)/20th-3:30-4:45….2 FF/21st-12pm-2pm…1 FF/21st-12pm-5pm…1 FF/27th-12:30 pm-5pm….1 FF (3.5 hrs. unpaid volunteer service to town)/6th-12pm-2pm….1 FF/2nd-1pm-3pm-…2 FF(2 hrs.unpaid volunteer service to town)/29th-11:15am-1:15pm….2FF /21st-2pm-4pm….3 FF (2 hrs unpaid volunteer service to town)/27th-1pm-3pm….2 FF/29th-1:15pm -5pm…2 FF (8 hrs unpaid volunteer service to town)/26th-2:30pm-4pm…1 FF/26th-4pm-4:30pm…1 FF/26th-DROWNING call-2pm-4pm…1 FF/25th-4pm-5:30pm…1 FF/25th-2pm-4pm….1 FF/22nd-3pm-5pm…2 FF/ 27th-4pm-5pm….3 FF

BC…is this equal to lifeguard service at the Commercial Ave beach  area…regular hours…ability to respond  to the north/south immediately?…

BC…no 3 month profit and loss statement…year end report…this writer is awaiting a public request copy that is promised for this week…per Chief Perkins…

f. AMR Report…Operations Manager Liddle…

AMR (1 page missing?)…overall ave. time=0:04:03

less than 6 minutes%=91%

BC….On Dec. 3.2008 AMR reports a canceled call to 4200 block of Sea Grape/ VFD report shows it a s a medical call-“medical, trouble breathing”…

10. Ordinances

1. Ordinances 1st reading-public comments…

previously posted before the 1/13/09 meeting under 1/13/09 agenda…

a. 2009-06…ordinance discussed at the 1/13/09 workshop…to get rid of all “paved” swales”…per Vice mayor…alert to residents on Poinciana/Bougainvilla…Seagrape etc…where parked cars are not on the “paved” swales”…better show up or contact your Commissioners…your fellow residents with “green” swales will get a “reprieve” by way of leaving their swales..alone until new development or major reconstruction…or sidewalks….

b.2009-07…ordinance for heights of hedges/fences-10 feet is the highest allowed without the need for a variance … change to the spacing needed between the fencing…and chain link change…

(missing number…should be c)….2009-08…HOT BUTTON ITEM….BOATS and VEHICLES on property…a snafu…the Commission followed the motion of Vice Mayor McIntee…voting 4-1 Comm. Dodd dissenting…for “grandfathering in” the boats (approx. 8)…that can prove they were in place in the north end at time of annexation…OOPS…the Commission did  not re-vote after the Vice Mayor got his dander up…following Beverly Kennedy’s assertion if boats are allowed she would take action against the Town…when he sat forward and changed his mind…to say all boats in the north at present can stay…BUT…no re-vote and this ordinance state the 4-1 vote…

BC……. the Mc-Furth Times reported this one WRONG….

BC…while they are at it fix the gravel driveway vote..”grandfathering in” just 6 residents homes….before that comes back in an ordinance next meeting….

At the follow-up workshop meeting…the Commission voted no boats and vehicles across from the condos in  the north between 17-19th street on A1A…cannot have selective ordinances…they should be allowed to keep their boats too….

c.  (should be d.)…2009-09ordinance for inoperable boats…NOT BOATS IN YARDS…that’s above…this is just a time limit 3 months…covered with nice tarps…per Comm. Dodd……..

2. Ordinances 2nd Reading…public hearing…

a. Ordinance 2009-01…parking meters….the details previously posted…

BC still need to deal with the late night return to residential spaces in town….per McIntee for some CIC members…

b. Ordinance 2009-02…HOT BUTTON ISSUE…Commissioners are being e-mailed big time..by condos who feel they will pay for a service already done yearly by alarm companies…and condos are concerned with the calculations…they want this tabled…details previously posted

c. Ordinance2009-03..Campaign Finance Restrictions…previously posted…should re-vote on amount…state allows $500 limit/Commission voted for $300…those in the know..know…it can be played with…anyhow to get around it…previously posted..

e. Ordinance 2009-05….Tennis Courts…HOT BUTTON ITEM…mucho calls of complaint from the “regulars” not wanting to share the 2 courts with non-residents…including a video made…balls in your court Commissioners!…

12 Consent Agenda…

a. 4 liens against 2 properties…on Poinciana & Bougainvilla

b. Aruba…sidewalk cafe amending their plan to include 4 tables…that are over the approved 10/10/06 plan…

UPDAET:…per e-mail…the tables in question are on private property as are Athena’s

BC…… fallout from the McIntee/”Athna Boys” vendetta…

c. Athena By The Sea…same thing to allow the extra tables…only these tables are on private property…not the town’s sidewalks…as a result of the “Midnight Code Enforcer”…protector of small children and sidewalk spaces everywhere in town…with hissss trusty sidekick out on patrol nightly by Cadillac or VFD-SUV..depending on the hat!…placing bets here…4-1 …Vice Mayor dissenting…

d. Request for minor site plan changes wings site plan…upstairs..a “tea house” and apartment 6…HMMM

BC…the Commission just passed that all condos needed to stick with the code for 2 parking places required per condo…denying the staff revision for 1.5…the Wings “deal” for parking permits in perpetuity..(previous post scoops category…”sweetheart deal”)…is this why the change was initiated?…unless this was a typo and there are really 5…

e. 90 day extension on Waste Management agreement….using same terms and conditions..

f. Emergency repair for Chamber roof repair..$2,751.00…

13. Resolution…public comments…

a. Resolution 2009-04 lowering the fees by 10%…

BC…not sure why we are doing this now…when the commission approved a consent item on 1/23/09…for approx. $30 thousand…maybe the fees could be lowered further after the report?…

14. Quasi Judicial Public Hearings…

a. Single Family Home…on El Mar…beach side…owners of the Buena Vista…passed BOA…was tabled …for owner to be in town…previous posts in Nov./Dec./Jan…

15. Old Business…

a. Discussion/action Charter for getting rid of the “2-Hats” on the dais…to go to referendum…previous posts…

16. New Business…

a. Adopt A Street signage…town hall/parks/designated locations…Mayor Minnet…

b. Reward programs for residents//businesses being “green”…Mayor Minnet…

c. Commemorative tree policy…Mayor Minnet…

d. Valet parking …101 Ocean and Village Grille…Vice Mayor McIntee…

BC…the restaurants met…all are in favor if it can work…many variables…for the backup problems…the 5-6 car line up that normally takes place for valeting…ala Aruba….and McIntee put his on…YIKES!…

e. Commission consideration for LBTS environmental sustainability committee…Mayor Minnet….

BC…just call her the “Green Mayor of LBTS!…

f. Pier alley egress…Comm. Clottey…already passed 1/23/09…4-1 McIntee dissenting…

g. Discussion on referendum for lifeguards on the beach…Comm. Clottey…add another one on the referendum list…

h. Discussion on Jarvis Hall for profit used..Comm Clottey…a look into Jarvis use is required…along with someone to get a hold of the original intent…that was stomped on per the Vice Mayor last year!…

overview after the meeting….

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