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Here’s The Scoop…6/23/09 LBTS Agenda…

ON THE DAIS THERE WILL BE……

1.    CALL TO ORDER, MAYOR ROSEANN MINNET

2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

3.    INVOCATION – Reverend George Hunsaker

4.    PRESENTATIONS

5.    PUBLIC COMMENTS

6.    REPORTS

a.    Finance and Budget Monthly Report – May 2009 (Manager Colon)

BC- Of interest…General Fund…Revenues …franchise fee…Apr. $67,097.90/May $61,361.76…unencumbered bal…Apr. $343,694.97/ May $282,333.21

Permit-Building related fees….Apr. $29,051.35/ May $34.50

Intergovernmental Revenues…State shared…Apr. $77,770.06/ May $85,524.20…unencumbered bal….Apr. $514,657.96/ May $429,133.76

Grants from other local units

BCC- Senior Center Grant ..Apr. $4,812.50/ May….$212.50

BCC- Transportation Grant…Apr. $14,427.60/ May 0

Recycling Revenue…Apr. $ 0/ May $ 4,253.85

Variance-site-pking fees….Apr. $ 23,589.71/ May 13,919.61….unenc. bal…Apr. $64,912.77/ May $51,493.16

Fines and forfeitures….Apr. $19,192.41/ May $18,969.56…unenc. bal…Apr. $48,306.03/ May $ 27,359.03

Interest earnings & Interest Emerg. Reserve…Apr. $3,840.14/ May $ 1560.80

Ins. & Utilities reimbursement…Apr. $ 5,552.75/ May $ 4,841.55

TRANSFERS FROM FUNDS…

Trans. from parking fund…Orig. budget …$165,645.00…YTD 0….Apr. o/ May $165,645

Trans. from other funds….Orig. budget…$165,645.00….YTD 0….Apr. 0/ May $165,645

Interfund Trans…..Orig. budget…$165,645….YTD 0….Apr. 0/ May $ 165, 645

Revenues Orig. budget./ Net effect/ grand net effect………$12,867,640.00….YTD…$ 10,185,588.58…Apr. $754,347.94/ May $ 708,917.17

Seagrape cul-de-sac…May…$42,068.55

Melvin Sq.expenditures….May….$1,405 33 & $43,473.88/ Capital project fund bal…-$42,695.10

TOWN ATTY…

Expense…Orig. Budget…$110,400.00/ Amend. budget….$198,800.00/ YTD …$122,337.22/ Curr. MTH…$16,965.77

Exp- Other issues….Orig. budg…..$125,000/Amend. budg….$36,600.00/ YTD ….$5,826.79/ Curr. MTH….$ 1,346.33

NEW ADDITION ON THE MONTHLY BUDGET….

(B J HARRIS)….Orig. budg…0/ Amend. budg….$125,000.00/ YTD 0/ Curr. MTH 0

Attorney…Orig. budg….$235,400.00/ Amend. budg….$360,400.00/ YTD….$128,164.01/ Curr. MTH….$18,312.10

b.    Development Services Monthly Report – May 2009 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- To the 10 recipients of turtle lighting violations…a question…the Town is not adhering to the lighting restrictions…thus the move of nest/ July 4th fireworks. display…and you received violations…HMMM…/ 31 reviews of fire related permits & 8 fire related permits…

c.    Municipal Services Monthly Report – May 2009 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

Bc- What exactly does “monitor” mean for contracted services such as street sweepers/ AC maint. / elec maint…etc…

d.    BSO Police Monthly Report – May 2009 (Chief Gooding)

The Employee of the Month…Sgt. Palmer/ Deputy Melbourne…for Hyperbaric center explosion…

The Letter…

‘On May 1,2009, at approximately 1127 hrs, Sergeant Palmer and Deputy Melbourne were the first units on the scene at Ocean Hyperbaric Center, 4001 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, Fl.

The Call was an explosion with fire involving two burn victims inside a hyperbaric chamber and numerous others inside a smoke filled building.

Sergeant Palmer and Deputy Melbourne entered the scene of a very dangerous situation, in the performance of their duty, and without regard for their own safety, took the appropriate action by evacuating the building and rendering aid to the vicitms that were inside a hyperbaric chamber.

The two burn victims were given top priority and received the best possible professionall treatment, based on the fact that this type of call is Deputy Melbourne’s field of expertise as a bomb and arson expert.

Sergeant Palmer exhibited professionalism by taking charge of the scene and immediately directing other personnel and by utilizing appropriate resources to handle the situation.

The victims were transported to Broward General Hospital, one by the Broward Sheriff’s helicopter and the other by AMR Ambulance.

The crime scene was immediately secured for investigative purposes.

The actions of Sergeant Palmer and Deputy Melbourne displayed their dedication to duty and their concern for citizens, further reflecting how they apply their professional training and experience in emergency situations.’

Crime Data shows…an 11% decrease overall…but an increase in burg. conveyance…08…14/09…26/ decrease in burglary res…..08….19/ 09…9

e.    VFD Fire Monthly Report – May 2009 (Chief Perkins)

BC- Th # of members …62…30 in-town reg/ 30 out-town assoc. members/48 fire rescue call/ 62 medical call (AMR shows 94 call for the mo. of May)/7 fire drills/ 7 watercraft drills/ Beach Patrol…ATV1 … 57.5 hrs/ ATV 2…38.5/station watch…combined members…37…944+ hrs/ community service…10 FF @ 10 hrs…/A chg of 4 members leaving…(off the roster…including Training Off. Beau McIntee)…5 new members…

Call Count/Response Times…Apr/May

Eng. 12…Apr. 78 & 0:07:21/May…89 & 0:0434

Eng. 212…Apr. 39 & 0:01:59/ May….39 & 0:02:36

Eng 312…Apr. 3 & 0:03:07/ May 8 & 0:04:17

Squirt 12…Apr. 23 & 0:02:12/ 51 & 0:03:20

Chief 12 Perkins…Apr. 22 & 0:01:35/ May…38 & 0:01:47

Dep. 12 McIntee….Apr. 27 & 0:02:39/ May 73 & 0:14:27 (OOPS?)

Utility 12….Apr. 27 & 0:003:33/ May 4 & 0:03:56

Sta. 12….Apr. 100 & 0:03:29/ May 67 & 0:03:20

f.    AMR EMS Monthly Report – May 2009 (Operations Manager Liddle)

Bc- went on 94 calls…avg 3:24 ..less than 6 minutes resp.time  97% of the time

7.    PUBLIC SAFETY DISCUSSION

8.    TOWN MANAGER REPORT

a.    Notification of a Code Compliance Lien to be recorded.  Magistrates Order is included

BC- Backup shows the history leading up to this …house in Bel Air

b.    Notification of change of set-up date for July 4, 2009 Town sponsored event from 7/3/2009 to 7/1/2009

BC- Looks like the July 4th Committee need to have 2 more full days to set up!……Why?…Lack of help…”Bigger”…maybe…justifiable in this economic environment…NO WAY…but watch for the “spin”…

9.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a.    May 27, 2009 Regular Meeting Minutes (Continued from May 26, 2009)

b.    June 9, 2009 Budget Workshop Minutes

c.    June 9, 2009 Special Meeting Minutes

10.    ORDINANCES

1.    Ordinances 1st Reading – “Public Comments”

2.    Ordinances 2nd Reading – “PUBLIC HEARING”
a.    Ordinance 2009-23: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE SEA AMENDING CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 6-71 THROUGH 6-75 PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TOWN PERMITS FOR WORK WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AND/OR UTILITY EASEMENTS AND ESTABLISHING A FEE SCHEDULE FOR ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES INSPECTION, PERMIT REVIEW AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AS ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

11.    COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

12.    CONSENT AGENDA

a.    Commission approval of Special Event Permit Application for LBTS Chamber of Commerce “Christmas in July”, Friday July 10, 2009, 6:00PM till 8:00PM (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- a “kick-off” event in “conjunction” with Jazz on the Sq….for funding the 2009 LBTS Christmas- By- The- Sea…(prev. posts…on 2008)…Assist. Olinzock calls attention to a “conflict” of events…(what part of “in conjunction” did he not understand?)…2 hours where the Chamber is asking for parking to be waived…Parking…Devel. and BSO have all signed off…Question is if the “Gang of 3″ will get political…and prevent the 15 Chamber Board members from collecting donations…

13.    RESOLUTION – “Public Comments”

a.    Resolution 2009-10: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA ESTABLISHING FEES FOR VACATION RENTALS

BC- the ordinance was passed for 7 day rentals…(prev. post) this is the fees…

14.    QUASI JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

15.    OLD BUSINESS

a.    Commission approval of amendment to existing agreement with Enforcement Technology, Inc. for Processing Parking Citations – $2,100.00 (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock) This item was deferred at the April 29, 2009 Commission meeting by Commissioner Dodd (Staff requesting deferment to the July 14, 2009 Commission meeting)

BC- The staff is asking this to be tabled…and in the backup it does not contain any RFPs. Comm. Dodd asked for this to go out to bid….due to it extending in cost far beyond the $2100.00….(previous post)…

b.    Commission direction on design of El Mar Drive improvements (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- Included is a memo for the commission to see the A.I. winning design for the medians…along with…”a design checklist” that includes…replacement and upgrade of existing water distribution mains/ replacement and upgrade of existing sanitary sewer collection system/ upgrading of the existing stormwater drainage collection and disposal system to meet regulatory agencies requirements/ street resurfacing and upgrading pavement markings/ swale and-or curb and gutter restoration/ repair-extension replacement widening of sidewalks and crossing ramps for improved pedestrian ways/ installation of pedestrian scale and turtle friendly street lighting/ burial of existing overhead utilities/ landscaping improvements/ addition of points of interest, street furnishings, water, recycling resceptacles…

Additional backup was a report from Chen & Assoc…with their Ft. Laud and Miami projects from 2007…it includes A1A and points to Ft. Laud lighting…HMMM. Ft. Laud. was just in the news for a grant for 3 million to replace those lights…OOPS!…

Special note..to see if the Oriana Million will be diverted from the south and beautification/ later in the agenda…New Bus. item 16 A…Minto (Villas By The Sea)  asking for a major reduction in their bond and informing the town of a possible 2 year …or longer delay for the last 2 buildings and the sidewalks…

c.    Discussion and/or action for improvements to public safety bldg. – 1st floor – Police Dept. – Approval of $10,000. O’Campo & Associates for professional services pertaining to the police facility improvement project (Manager Colon)

Bc- Readers may recall when LBTS-BSO Chief Gooding came to the podium and spoke of the new BSO portion of the Public Safety Complex…being “Star Wars” with funds provided from the trust/confiscation funds…Well it seems there is a “Kink in the armor”…The Town Manager after being on board…may have put the kabosh on the plans (which are contained in the backup…and were reviewed and updated with her knowledge…we hear…)…only offering the bare minimum in improvements…the holding cell and the “sally port”…She states she spoke to the Chief and informed him that “due to the current economic climate” she “does not support the proposed BSO improvements that are not required for the daily operations of the police department.”…The BSO cost was $419,000. and the funds available approx. $234,000…..Question is did she “pull the rug out from underneath them”…or was any attempt made to use the funds available to make a suitable compromise?…Looks like the answer is not pretty!…She is recommending to the commission to dole out $10,000. to O’Campo to begin construction plans…and move forward…HMMM…. Comm. Clottey, looks like those “rumblings “of having  a LBTS police dept. in the future are growing stronger…

16.    NEW BUSINESS

a.    Commission approval of a reduction Right-Of-Way Permit Performance Bond for the Villas by the Sea development, as requested by Minto Communities LLC (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- as stated above the Minto sent in an application on March 17,2009 indicating the ROW project had an overall value of $500,00. but they are asking it be lowered to $47,300….which they estimate is the amt. left for work to be completed…the Town does not want to reduce it and Development Director indicates that Minto informed them the sidewalks would not be completed and were not projected to be completed for another 2 years…an additional correspondence indicates the time frame for construction of building A and D is uncertain…So this should be taken into consideration for the El Mar Drive project…not to pay taxpayer monies for work that is part of the “deal” with projects to come …whenever they are completed on the street…

b.    Commission approval of an application request for a ninety (90) day extension to complete the construction of a single-family residence located at 4 Sunset Lane.  Backup is included (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- a letter show that the 18 months were up in May 2009…asking for an extension due to contractor/sub-contractor delays…

c.    Commission approval of an application request for a ninety (90) day extension to complete the construction of two Town Homes located at 4432-4438 Bougainvilla Drive.  Backup is included (Assistant Town Manager Olinzock)

BC- a letter shows that the 18 months is up June 2009…problems with the financial institution are cited along with the real estate market decline…an expected completion date is stated to be Sept. 2009…

d.    Florida League of Cities – designation of official to be voting delegate (Town Manager Colon)

BC- this item and  item 16 f are the same…monies to reserve rooms for commissioners to attend…and regarding who will be the voting delegate..(the majority on the dais will assure who…any guesses?…)…

e.    Discussion and/or action to change the September 8th Commission Meeting to another day (Mayor Minnet)

BC- the weekend is Labor Day…

f.    Discussion and/or action to send representatives to the Florida League of Cities 83rd Annual Conference August 13-15, 2009, Orlando, Florida (Mayor Minnet)

Bc- same as Manager’s item 16 i….

g.    Reconsideration of FWC application for parking permits at the beach (Commissioner Dodd)

BC- This was put on in error…the request included a July 14,2009 date to put on…should be fixed ahead of the meeting by the Town Clerk…

h.    Selection of a Pioneer for the 37th Annual Broward County Pioneer Day recognition ceremony (Mayor Minnet)

i.    Discussion and/or action 1 stop sign north and south bound El Mar Drive at park (Vice Mayor McIntee)

BC- As this writer previously posted….there have been a number of near misses…as the 4 stop signs were replaced with stopping if pedestrians are crossing…The expectation was 2 of the 4 stop signs would be removed…

j.    Discussion and/or action on newspaper boxes in Town (Vice Mayor McIntee)

BC- Is the VM making good on a longtime desire by the previous owners of the BTSTimes…to have newstands around town?…If this goes through it must be for all local news…equally…if it passes 3-1 for just the Mc-Furth Times…put it on the ever growing list for the March 2010 opposition to the Broom Boys!….

k.    Discussion and/or action to postpone the installation date for those residents affected by the required hookup to the new sewer lines.  Set a new hookup date (Commissioner Silverstone)

BC- What is it these days with Commissioners taking on other Commissioner’s items…..This was addressed recently by Comm. Clottey…since it affects her Bel Air neighborhood…and it was in the Town Topics…so why is Comm. Silverstone now in the mix?…Couldn’t Comm. Clottey have just asked for the extension?…

17.    TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT

BC- Without hurting the case the TA could give an update to the taxpayers informing them of the Motion to Dismiss that was entered of the June 8th, 2009…and the time frame for any response…

18.    ADJOURNMENT

More to come…after the Tues. night meeting….

Full text …backup …

http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/town/backup2009.htmm

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