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LBTS Agenda 11/25/08

LBTS Regular Commission Meeting Agenda…11/25/08…

full text online...http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

Regular Commission Meeting 7 pm …11/25/08…Jarvis Hall…

meeting will be online…live…and on Comcast…channel 78…

5. Reports…

b. Development Services Department

In October the Development Department had the following…

797 visitors

780 informal calls

20 verbal warnings

30 notices of violations

0 citations

4 Special Master cases

18 complaint investigations

53 Re-inspections conducted

11 lien searches

71 zoning reviews

36 final inspections

11 business tax license inspections

1 public records request

NOTICES OF VIOLATIONS

12 location violations

1 temporary fencing in disrepair

1 building maintenance

1 hazardous construction

4 overgrown property

3 landscape/trash debris

1 unmaintained pool

1 business sign in disrepair

1 unmaintained construction site

1 illegally parked commercial vehicle

2 vehicles with no tag/expired tag

2 in-operable vehicle

d. BSO Police Monthly Report…contained pages of data…including arrests…hours…costs for service

e .VFD Fire Monthly Report…lacked the same type of data offered by BSO and AMR….only offering a page of members and a roundup of calls…no specifics…

………………………………..Regular/ In Town Member………………Associate/OUT OF TOWN Member

FF1 non-certified…………………16…………………………………………..0

FF1 certified………………………..12…………………………………………..0

FF2 certified…………………………13…………………………………………40

EMT B (FL)…………………………….12…………………………………………28

Paramedic (FL)………………………..4…………………………………………..8

Calls

Fire/Rescue……41

Medical…………66

Training

Drill……………….9

FF1 Class……….9

Beach Patrol Hours

ATV1……………37

ATV2……………35

Station Watch

Combined Members…..26…..Hours….727.5

Note to readers….in the VFD 9/8/08 meeting minutes…(VFD category)

(creative accounting alert below)

‘Beach Patrol has only been budgeted for 20 paid hours a week. Personnel on ATV exceeding the 2 hours will be credited for station watch.

Question is…how many ATV hours were put under Station Watch hours?

That is the whole VFD monthly report…sad to say…

f. AMR Fire Rescue Monthly Report..in comparison was highly organized with pages of their call sheets..times etc.. from 10/01-10/31…Med 12 went on 113 calls with average response time…3:41…also take note of New Business item 16 f…to place a commissioner on an AMR review board…brought forth at the last commission meeting….

6. public safety discussion…no backup…either a new meeting agenda item…to leave a time certain open on the agenda for public safety inquiries…or?….

10. Ordinances 1st reading…public comments allowed…

a. Ordinance 2008-25…Dangerous Dogs…previous post…last agenda…meeting…Vice Mayor …”lifted” this item from Comm. Clottey who originally introduced the topic after calls from her constituents…and a memo was sent to the commission from the Town Attorney on the subject…it will haver no effect on dogs presently living in town…and careful thought should go into this ordinance…public should speak…

12. Consent Agenda…

a-d…all special events…for St. Patrick’s Day/Super Bowl /New Years Eve for Village Grille and the annual 2/22/08 A1A marathon..

13. Resolution…public comments

a. Resolution 2008-31…to urge the Florida Legislature to include S. Fl. in its fair share of funds…with the north…an offshoot of the latest newspaper articles concerning the long held historical inequity…in plain-speak…a waste of time…cost for the Town Atty. to draw up…waste of time for the commission/legislature…with the expectation it will fall on deaf ears and be filed away with other such useless resolutions…that come down the pike…

b. Resolution 2008-32 amending the 2007/2008 fiscal budget…

14. Quasi Judicial Hearing…public comments…sworn in…

a. Coral Key appeal…see previous BOA/agenda/commission posts…this was continued due to poor health of the applicant Michael Arker…and will be presented…most likely will be denied…

15. Old Business

a. Discussion and/or action regarding drafting an ordinance to pull bags from the meters on Bougainvilla/Poinciana…tabled from 3/25/8 by Vice mayor…staff requests it tabled again until 12/16 …awaiting results on Topics straw poll…

backup had one letter from Rossi Jewelers owner…who wrote that in “theory” the bags are a good idea …but in practice…remove the bags…

b. Discussion and/or action shade trees at Washingtonia portal…Comm. Silverstone…tabled from last meeting…staff wants it tabled again until 12/16…waiting on Garden Club input…

c. AMR incident report…Comm. Dodd…was tabled from last meeting…a miscommunication perhaps…on what is protocol and what is covered under Hipaa laws…we shall see…

d. Town Commission approval of conceptual Bel Air subdivision sign design.. Assist. Olinzock/Manager Colon…

This is the $20 thousand set aside from the now defunct TerraMar Bridge repair funds…with numbers from LBTS contracted engineers Chen and Assoc…totaling $16,479 for the entire project…it is a shiny stone with a town emblem at the top with Bel Air carved in below…

e. Discussion and/or action regarding…

1. provide assurance, including financial assurance that the artificial reef structure be maintained throughout its design life, and removal of in a timely manner because of adverse effect on essential fish habitat to NOAA National Marine Fisheries..

2.Approval of execution of USCG private aids to navigation application for Artificial Reef Project…Assistant Town Manager Olinzock…Town put aside $60,280 for this project…Town sent in $250 on 11/12/08 for permit processing fee…

f. Discussion and/or action to form an Oversight Committee for Public Safety…Mayor Minnet…Ball is in Comm. Clottey’s court on this one…she will be the deciding vote after observing the past 2 attempts to get this going…1st test…to see if … MCINTEE…RECUSES HIMSELF…due to son’s VFD employment..(previous posts)….ethically Silverstone and McIntee should have recused themselves from all discussion and voting on oversight because it is oversight over them as VFD members……

16. New Business

a.Discussion and/ or action to find funds to complete Seagrape Drive Project…requested 11/10/08 by Vice mayor McIntee…after he was ready to do it …in haste…clearly not having read the backup materials to the 11/10/08 agenda…showing the large bill to enact…stumbling after his political play..he drew back to this action after the Manager filled him in…

According to this 11/25/08 backup…

Seagrape Drive …this if enacted will be change order #3…(HMMM…seems like more, including Washingtonia…)..it will increase the construction time to 1/31/09…increase the project cost to a whopping…$1,192,412.18….making this addition…cost $32,039.00…with an increase to the Engineer..of $5000…with the Engineer total cost…$98,500.00…

A look at Seagrape Drive will show…just a topping off of asphalt…fix the pitch…by Tenex or the Town…and leave the private drive area for the residents to pay for…remember Palm Club…

b. & c….Buena Vista Hotel…site plan extension…a 2 parter due to a mistake made with the original site plan…being made for 18 months when the Town only allows a 12 month site plan with required extensions after that…

d. Discussion and/or action concerning drafting a referendum for a Charter change to take effect (worded incorrectly…’after’ on agenda…should be ‘from’ the referendum on…meaning before the 2010 election ) for the next election in 2010 to prevent a conflict of interest ever occurring between employment with a public safety provider for the Town of LBTS and that of the elected official…Comm Dodd…NO MORE 2 HATS ON THE DAIS!…YEA!

e. DEFLECTING ALERT…LIVES TO SEE ANOTHER MEETING….Discussion and/ or action regarding complete accounting of Green Fest- copies of all materials made. Why were bills sent to Coconut Creek, Fl. and why were supplies sent there…Vice Mayor McIntee….

Note to…Madam Mayor…supply the written materials…and do not answer from the dais…although every time McIntee goes after you…your future voting re-election numbers go up!…

f. Discussion and/or action to appoint Commissioner to AMR Medical Review Board…Comm. Dodd…should be Comm. Dodd…they appoint…if so…will it be 3-2?…

g. Discussion and/or action Oriana walkway lights…Comm Dodd…apparently the Commissioner walked by…and was blinded by the lights?…

h. Discussion and/ or action for costs to have an interactive straw poll on the Town’s website…while maintaining Town Topics for non computer access residents…Comm. Dodd

i. Discussion and/or action entryway flag poles…Comm. Dodd…

Are the minutes different than the video?…If not then no flag poles were voted on for the entryways…just one flag pole on Commercial…can the ones for north and south…can the change in Town signs…too…save the funds…drop the project…

j. Discussion and/or action increasing the fines for false fire alarms…Vice Mayor McIntee…

7 calls to the Mayor’s Condo building…is the impetus for this move…the current Ordinance 271 is from 1985…Sec. 3 ..4 times in a 12 month period…anymore…calls for a $50 fee…with 30 days to pay or a lien on the property will take place…

This writer talked to Chief Perkins about this…he said that other municipalities charge $150…this writers opinion…$50 for single family homes…after 4 time…and $150 for multi/Condos/ Hotels/ businesses…..

Speaking of fees…at the Art and Crafts Fair on Sun…..Chief Perkins said the town has not had any fire inspection s in years…so a town-wide fire inspection will be done…fees will be in line with Broward unless the commission decides otherwise…he added the VFD does have a Fire Inspector named Steve Payne (sp?) and the Town has a Fire Marshall who just passed his Broward testing…part time hire……

k. DEJA VU…PROPERTY PURCHASE ITEM…Discussion and/or action regarding offer to Town to buy the property behind the McIntee Public Safety Complex for $800 thousand…(1 million less than the identical sized property we purchased)…Comm. Silverstone…as previously posted…the last purchase gave a large number of new majority voters…voters remorse…this one if voted in…will be the last straw 1 year and 3 months out from the next election…

l. PISSING MATCH ALERT…Discussion regarding accusations made by Comm. Dodd on actions by the Town Manager regarding distribution of information to all Town Commissioner…Comm. Silverstone You mean the Manager would not have stepped in to say this was not necessary…This could this open up another can of worms…with more embarrassing dais exchanges……

m. Discussion and/or action concerning adjusting the cost of hardship and other parking permits to be in line what other municipalities charge…Comm. Clottey…no backup…no comparisons…did staff drop the ball on research once again?…

n. Discussion and/or action concerning the attachment of light fixture to electric power transmission pole SE 19 St. just west of A1A. Area is very dark…Comm. Clottey..

Overview after the Tues. night meeting…

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