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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS …1/13/09…Agenda…

1/13/09 Regular Commission Agenda…

OVERVIEW….

4…Presentations…

c. Lifesaving Award to Mark Mitchell (Mayor Minnet) Request to table…

BC…it was tabled due to Mr. Mitchell being out of town…originally proposed by Comm. Dodd…previous posts about the heroic save …and the ever-changing versions  that came after it…

Mr Mitchell was THE Hero…and the award with a life preserver…says as follows…’Lifesaving Award Presented to Mark Mitchel For his heroism and determination in saving another on October 25,2008 Issued by the Governing Body of Lauderdale- By- The-Sea, Florida Mayor Roseann Minnet’

7. Town Manager Report….

a. Open House for Public Safety Building…

BC…backup…just a Jan. calendar…

b. Proposed Residential Parking Only…

BC…this is for the “infamous” Wings parking …and included was a March 20,2008 survey done by B &B Land Surveyors..of Cooper City…http://bblandsurveyors.com/_wsn/page4.html

for what cost?….Lots of questions still about why in the world the Wings owners would have given up this piece of property for 10 parking places…when it is said they will have apartments upstairs?….we do not need residential permit…(also item 12 f. consent agenda)…if the new parking metered ordinance is accompanied by residential permits…that will give 2 or 3 hour parking anywhere in town….

Now about the Mack Groves sign…use it for parking for the town…replace the Mack part…with Lauderdale By The Sea…Public…above the parking….

c. Local Agency Program (LAP) Grant…

BC…listen closely MPSC…this is for GRANTS…the kind you were discussing at your last meeting…A1A…(A1A Streetscape is discussed later consent agenda item 12 g. Chen and Assoc. for A1A Streetscape…as discussed at the Mar.25,2008 workshop…when the pavilion w/o walls was not …based on the 2004 Master Plan 3.3.2 page 28)…

Broward County will discuss 1/13/08 Scenic Highway…

http://www.broward.org/commission/welcome.htm

AI-1211     25.
Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Date:     01/13/2009
Director’s Name:     Cynthia Chambers
Department:     Environmental Protection     Division:     Metropolitan Planning
Information
Requested Action
MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution supporting the designation of State Road A1A in Broward County as a Florida Scenic Highway.
Why Action is Necessary
Board action is required to adopt resolutions.
What Action Accomplishes
Adoption of the resolution supports designation of SR A1A in Broward County as a Scenic Highway.
Is this Action Goal Related
Previous Action Taken
Summary Explanation/ Background
The Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Metropolitan Planning Organization Division recommends approval.

Over the years, the Corridor Advocacy Group (CAG) composed of the general public and local government elected officials, including members of their staff have worked to achieve scenic highway status for State Road A1A from the Palm Beach county line to the Miami-Dade county line.

In 2005, the CAG achieved “eligibility” status for SR A1A through application with the Florida Scenic Highway Advisory Committee. Since that time, CAG members have worked diligently to develop a designation package for state review, compiling historical, cultural and recreational material. Resolutions of support have been approved by the cities of Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, and Hollywood. It is anticipated that the City of Hallandale Beach will take positive action at its meeting in January 2009. Additionally, at their meeting of December 2, 2008, the Broward County Historical Commission voted unanimously to express their support of the corridor’s designation, subject to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners’ approval of this resolution.
Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
There is no fiscal impact directly related to the designation of SR A1A in Broward County as a Florida Scenic Highway.

Attachments
Resolution
Brochure

8. Approval of Minutes…

a.Nov. 25,2008

b.Dec.1, 2008

c.Dec.16 ,2008 Workshop

d. Dec.16, 2008

e. Dec 20, 2008

BC…remember when there was a an “uprising” over the previous Clerk not getting the minutes out and approved ASAP?…

On Nov. 25th page 19 New Business…item 16 d..Comm Dodd put on the item that  was carried over to Dec.1,2008…meeting after recess…for Referendum for a Charter change to take effect after the next election in 2010 to prevent a conflict of interest ever occurring between employment with a public safety provider for the Town of Lauderdale- By- The- Sea and that of an elected official…it was discussed with some “snide” comments coming from Comm Silverstone….so imagine this writer’s surprise when a look at the 5 pm workshop has Comm Silverstone attached to the item….OOPS!…Gave the heads-up to Nikki at Town Hall…at the Dec. 1st meeting it was tabled to a workshop by the Vice mayor…2nd by Comm. Clottey….

10. Ordinances…

a. 2009-01…amending chapter 19 of the code of ordinances by amending 19-25 of the code or ordinances to eliminate the waiver of certain metered parking fees and by creating section 19-28 of the code to establish metered parking rates…

BC…backup shows a lot of crossing out…of “covered…and waived parking fees”….and a Dec 29,2008 chart of comparison…for annual permits and town wide charge…

Annual permits…staff recommendations…

A….For use in any Town meter except beach….

Employees…$200/ Resident….$50/ Outside …$300/ Senior….$27.50/ Hardship…$100/ lot…N/A….

B ….Designate  20 existing resident spots to beach parking only

Beach….$15

C…..Annual Permit For El Mar or Bougainvilla Parking Lot

ElMar-Bougainvilla metered rates-$300/ Beach hourly metered rates…$1.25/parking lot entry fee….N/A

ALL BASED on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE…

Parking Rates….Informational only

Town Hall/ El Prado/ Beach district./ El Mar lot/ Bougainvilla lot….$1.00..per hour

Comm. Blvd-$0.25/ Bougainvilla Drive- $0.50

b. Ordinance 2009-02….Ordinance to amend section 8-2 of the code of ordinances t o provide that fees charged for the inspection of certain premises by the fire prevention bureau will be set by Resolution and clarifying that fees for review of plans for the new construction by the fire prevention bureau will be set by Resolution…

BC…backup…crosses out Town of Fort Lauderdale fees adopted…ads fees set by Resolution of the town Commission….

Included a letter to the manager from VFD Chief Perkins …as follows…1/6/09 2:13pm

‘Esther Hi

I would like to try to lower the fire inspection fees by 10% if that is possibly

Chief Perkins’

also included a list of rates for Cert. of Occupancy…docks….special permit and license fees..

BC…not known from backup…if prices for services below are to be enacted as is / decreased/increased?…

Part XIII Fire Rescue and Safety Service Fees…( a few pages)…

Prelim plat review…$560

Final plat review…$560

Site Development Review…$560

Re-examine plat/site plan….per hour…$160

Fire review developmental order…$80

Res. Plan Review Fees…

multi  from $360 (up to 1500 sq. ft.)…to $800…(20,000 sq.ft.)…

Parking garage Plan  Review …$520-$760…based on height…

Comm. Plan Review Fees…$360…(1,500 sq. ft.)….$800….(20,000 sq. ft)…

Fire sprinkler…1st 12 heads…$160/each add. 0.50…additional charges for extinguishers…generators…pumps..smoke control system.$160-$640

Misc.plans…not classified…$160/pre-application & re-examination of plans …$160 each…

System testing…Verification fees…tests…$320 /

plus…Additional fee for fire rescue apparatus  use for inspection/testing…per hour…$160…

fire pump…$480/ fee for inspection/test verification $160…

plus….Additional fee for fire rescue apparatus  use for inspection/testing…per hour…$160…

more …specifics…public record…at Town Hall…

43.46 EMS Fee Schedule…

BC ….ALERT…….this is not is NOT contained in the Resolution..2009-02…no reference to EMS transportation service fee…..

a. The Board of County Commissioners finds the fees and charges set forth in the fee schedule are reasonable and necessary in light of the services provided.

Base Rates…$450-basic…Advanced level 1….$460…Advanced level 2…$575…plus costs for supplies used…

medical supplies and equipment…Intravenous…$30/ Cervical collar…$25/ Backboard…$25/ Oxygen…$27…

Mileage per rounded mile…$8

Air Rescue…base rate…$4,500/ fee $70 per mile

c. Ordinance 2009-03….an ordinance to amending chapter 15 of the code of ordinances by amending section 15-51 to provide a definition of “false alarm” and amending section 15-55 of code of ordinances to establish a service for excessive false alarms….

BC….This one comes by way of multiple calls in the 1st month VFD came under contract …that were “false alarms”…to the Mayor’s condominium….

Section 2 15-55…crossed out …when the town responds to the same premises 4x…now will be 2x within any 12 month period….crossed out service charge of $50…to any response in excess of 2 calls within any 12 month period…

3rd -False alarm….Residential…$50.00/Commercial…$100.00

4th-False alarm….Residential…$75.00/ Commercial….$150.00

5th False alarm….Residential $100.00/ Commercial….$200.00

6th False alarm….Residential….$125.00/ Commercial….$250.00

d. Ordinance 2009-04….ordinance of the town to amending chapter 2, article II of the town code by creating a new section 2-25 entitled “campaign finance restrictions” to create restrictions upon making or receipt of political campaign contributions; providing for definitions; providing for severability; providing for penalty; providing for inclusion in the code…

BC…this comes in part to stop the flow of monies from those lawyers…vendors and unions that gave in previous elections…

Whereas…the Town has determined that campaign contributions by vendors of goods and services to the Town present an impropriety and corruption, and should be prohibited; and

Whereas , the Town has determined that large campaign contributions to candidates for the Town Commission potentially adversely affect the integrity of our system of representative democracy;and

Whereas, recognizing the potential threat from candidates who may become too compliant with the wishes of large campaign contributors, the State of Florida has limited contributions for candidates for political office to $500; and

Whereas, based upon the relative geographical size and number of registered voters in LBTS, limiting contributions to candidates for Town Commission to $300 per contributor will not impede the ability of candidates to amass the  resources necessary for effective advocacy, and imposing such limitations will further the Town’s interests in preventing the appearance of corruption in the election of Town officials; and…

BC…let the “games” begin…they do it in Chicago…don’t ya know!….

e. Ordinance 2009-05…ordinance of the Town amending chapter 17 of the code of ordinances by amending section 17-14 of the code of ordinances…to allow non- residents to use Town tennis courts and increase fees ….

BC…self explanatory….fees…increases…non-residents…fees….increases…

from $25…to $53.85 single family/condo

Duplex $80.79

Hotel/motel operator

3-12 units…from $50 ….to $116.72

13-50units….from $100…to$ 224.47

more than 50 units….from $150….to $359.19

individual tenant/res…..from $25….$53.85

Non-Res…..$107.70

1 key per residence

keys rented out daily/weekly…

daily …Res. $5/$6…non-resident

Weekly…Res. $15/ $20…non-resident

all fees contained shall automatically increase 5% on Oct.1st 2009…and each Oct. 1st thereafter…YIKES!…

12 Consent Agenda

a. Commission approval for preparation of fire Assessment Report fiscal year 2009-2010- $29,987.00 (Manager Colon)

BC…WHY?…backup…letter  dated 12/11/08…from Burton and Assoc. proposal to develop a fire protection service assessment program for LBTS. …The enclosed project work plan and cost estimate schedule presents proposed work plan and estimated cost of study…will cost estimated fee of $28,025 plus estimated out of pocket expenses of $1,962 for total estimated total of $29,987….they are prepared to start the study and it would take 60-90 days…to be completed…

Well let’s see the last time we did this it was …political…and we did not follow what they offered up…a sliding scale…in fact …being political…some who remained on the dais for their last 2 years did a 180% turn and after being admonished by a SRC resident with a petition…feigned ignorance to the notion Burton was offering up a sliding scale…in this writer’s humble opinion….let this item go nowhere…

b. Canvas Cover for VFD..(Manager Colon)….see previous scoops post…Mac of all trades..McIntee got the quotes….a conflict ….in pursuing the bids…he is to vote on…scratch this consent item too!…

c. Commission approval for Congressman Klein to use Jarvis Hall 2nd Thurs. of each month…9-11 am Feb-Dec.2009(Assist. Olinzock)..

BC….good move…

d. Taste of The Beach…Feb 24th(event) & 25th (take down) 2009…(Assist. Olinzock)…

e. Parking permits for Caribe to use in El Prado fro meeting Mar.3,2009 8am-12pm… asking for 45 not 80 per the resident who came in to reconfirm…

f. Commission direction on 5 additional res. parking permit spots in Bougainvilla lot…

BC this was originally asked for after r the Town Hall meeting…by Comm. Clottey…no longer required with new parking ordinance…res. permits etc….

g. any open position paying over $50 thousand must  be advertised before a hiring decision can be made…in Sentinel…(Comm. Clottey)…

BC…see previous scoops category posts…but…need Fl. League of Cities…Datagram and sites similar…for top jobs…..

h. Approval of Town Planner Chen &Assoc. to begin design plans for A1A…

BC….see previous item…Manager report…

13 Resolutions…a…Grant Applications/b…Pelican Hopper/c….Fl League of Cities…”building Citizenship In Community; Back To Basics” Initiative….

14 Quasi Judicial Hearings…

a. variance for single family home El Mar…to table…resident out of town…

b. variance for Beach Hardware…fire escape…an ongoing process with Broward…to LBTS…passed BOA…

In Nov. 2007 BSO denied request for exit through office and into alley between store and Dr.G’s…Chen & Assoc. approved fire escape going out into rear parking lot…owners concern…back exit …means customers will need to walk behind cars to enter doors to store…

Jeff Bowman did find approval and permits for 2nd story addition…1977 and for enclosure in back..also in 1977…as requested by BOA…

BC…this one might be tabled…..

15. Old Business…

BC…DEJA VU…

a. Greenfest…waiting on complete accounting…(Vice Mayor McIntee)…same backup…no additional info…

BC…looks remarkably like waiting on the Manager to explain the Pavilion…the Vice Mayor to explain….HMMM….where do we begin….

b. Bel Air sign….Comm Clottey…

BC…same backup…no new additional info…

c. Hardship permits…Comm. Clottey….

BC…same backup…no additional info….

d. Pier Access….Mayor Minnet…

BC…. same backup…no additional info….

e.Boats in Bel Air….Mayor Minnet…

BC….same backup…no additional info…previous posts scoops category…here’s how it looks to this writer…the north was told the status quo would remain..when LBTS came a calling…the when it went o the Fl Senate/House…it was enacted that status quo was only until change by LBTS for codes..ordinances…town wide…that change came in 2003…what Assist.Olinzock/Development is “hanging their hat on”…BUT…no action was taken…now depending on who’s telling the story…there have been “sweeps” of code enforcement or…neighbors turning neighbors in…and something’s gotta give…Candidates up for election next time…are looking for naive voters …and saying “grandfather” them in…well that’s not the right word…as Comm Clottey said in the last round…It was a disconnect with the promise…and the result…and this writer believes that sellers sold to buyers in the years after…under the “promise”…therefore to cut them out…if the Commission goes for keeping the boats is wrong…

If voted on…and boats prevail…all who have boats should be able to keep them…with notice to new buyers…no boats allowed..(.unless boats are voted ongoing…which is highly doubtful)…

16 New Business…

a. Discussion /action on “independent “cell phones ( Vice Mayor)…

BC…thought they already voted for cell phones…most everyone did…BUT what they received was a $50 addition to cover cell phone cost…now McIntee wants to cover the full cost of a separate cell phone…to be clear of any public records requests…adding $$$to the $50…..YIKES!…

b. Discussion /action business cards for personal use(Vice Mayor)…

BC..there have been accusations of a member using their card for business…anfd the Vice mayor wants it stopped…no biggie…while you’re at it…which cards is he handing out on the beach when on ATV “patrol”…and if they are VFD Training Officer…should he say he is the Vice Mayor as reported by some in receipt of them?….HMMMM

Also, vote for individual Commissioner Town Stationary….couldn’t hurt…

c. pave North Tradewinds…petition…( Vice Mayor)…

BC…cost of $28 thousand…that’s after the $56 thousand for the end of Seagrape…another new voter move?…We need a plan..to do all streets in town…fairly…

d. Discussion/action scale models of new projects in Town (Vice Mayor)…

BC…thought we had this on the books already…we did…BUT…it was Sec. 12  30-123 in 2007…for Overlay District projects…no more Overlay Districts…OOPS!…

e. Discussion/action regarding kite surfing-para-sailing on the beach (Vice Mayor)…

BC…1962 code Sec 5-6 surf …boats prohibited in proximity of bathers…

Attached to this item Development report for Jan 09…item 31…staff and BSO dealt with 8 kite-boarders in the 4600 block …too close to beach…

BC…ALERT…TOO FUNNY….

item 32…(same report)……Staff began inventorying and inspecting new racks in Town!….HMMM.any inspection/inventorying at the Blueseas?…(previous post…scoops category…BTSTimes new rack)…

f. Discussion/action to place on Referendum expenditures for any one project which exceeds “X” in value and/or selling of a town valued asset valued over “Y”…(Comm. Silverstone)…

BC…YEP…Silverstone…He must be reading this site…HMMM…good move…who would have thunk it?…

backup shows Deerfield Beach Referendum …from 1998…placed on ballot…Nov.3,1998…

Bob Norman Column…

‘In 1998, a grass roots committee headed by Marge Hilton and Mary Beiriger was formed, and it was named “Save Our Beach.” This committee advocated the protection of most Deerfield Beach public property from being sold, leased or transferred without the citizen’s approval through a Referendum….’

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2007/03/what_the_deerfield_observer_is.php

h. When a code violation is discovered it should be dealt with properly. However, a mass sweep of the town looking for similar violations cannot be done without prior approval of the Town Commission (Comm Clottey)…

BC…Comm. Clottey and other Commissioners are inundated with constituent call after the fact…whether as stated above these are Town-“sweeps” or neighbors turning neighbors in…but as it is wrong to do to the residents…it is wrong for the administration to keep the Commissioners in the dark….until the first call comes….

To17. Town Attorney Report…

Adjourned….

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