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LBTS Agenda

3/25/08

1. call to order

2. pledge

3. invocation…..new Town Chaplain will be out of town…

4. Presentations

a. Miguel San Miguel

1.VFD… Comm. Silverstone

2. Citizen on Patrol …Chief Gooding

b. Broward County Building Dept. Services- rate study – reduction of fees…Town Manager…at a recent meeting the manager was trying to get lower fees …did she have success?

c. Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program- explanation of parking permits…assist. to Town Manager… this was voted on at last meeting…3 for sea turtle season only…do they want more?

5. Reports

a. end of month budget for 2/08… Manager

b. development services 2/08 … development services Director…he needs to have answers this time to questions asked of him by Comm. Clottey/Dodd at past meetings along with his report.

c. municipal services 2/08… Assist. to Manager…maybe he will be able to explain why dropping one side of sidewalk on Washintonia Ave. will not save money?…still calling for audit on Seagrape Streetscape project….

6. approval of Minutes

a. 2/26/08 reg. minutes

b. 3/11/08 workshop minutes…no 3/11/ 08 reg minutes?

7. Public Comments….must sign up before 7 pm…can speak when certain item on agenda is addressed if you let the clerk know on sign up sheet or ask at the time name is called…..2nd reading items can be addressed by the public for each item in addition to public comments…

8. Ordinances…2nd Reading…Public Hearings…

public can speak on each one…

a. Ordinance. # 2008-03… Comm. Clottey…to delete current ordinance regarding hedge height , plantings, fences and add new section clarifying them….this pertains to hedge heights that were previously allowed in the north end….

b. Ordinance #2008-04 amending the code for PODs….Development Director….to clarify permit fees/length of permits/ elimination of surety requirements/storage size limitations…. why? we do not need any permit fees for using a POD…can’t we deal with this in another way…just contacting the city of how long it will be there for moving…and then have a length of time for construction use….and size too?…not needed!

c. Ordinance #2008- 05 term limits… Comm. Dodd…rescinding Ordinance # 2006- 18 and returning it to what voters voted for!

d. Ordinance # 2008- 06 overlay district….Comm. Dodd….repealing Ordinance # 2003-511…Marina Overlay District.

e. Ordinance #2008- 07 overlay district…Comm. Dodd….repealing Ordinance # 2003-529….Beach Village Overlay District.

f. Ordinance # 2008-08 overlay district…Comm. Dodd….repealing Ordinance # 2006-01…. renaming Beach Overlay District to Hospitality Zoning Overlay District

g. Ordinance # 2008- 09 overlay district…Comm. Dodd…..repealing Ordinance # 2003-510…Town Overlay District

All the overlay districts will now revert back to their previous setbacks….. any previous site plans under the newly repealed ordinances will need to be honored….unless the commission decides to act on those that have been dormant and will need to re-apply.

Question of 4 lane on El Mar… Minto must honor the condition of their last site change under oath…in previous post…what was the outcome for Buena Vista.?..next one up for development on El Mar…make sure if they too come for any further site changes…do a Parker…swear them in and make 4 lanes a condition of the requested change…if they are not already on board with maintaining 4 lanes!

9. Commissioner Comments

10. Ordinances 1st Reading

a. 2008-10…Ordinance amending chapter 17 article VII section17-101… Vice Mayor…code of ordinances to limit the use of Jarvis Hall…only residents/local civic organizations/ businesses in LBTS with Occupational licenses will be able to use the hall….

11. Consent Agenda

a. Discussion and/ or action hardship permits issued…Town Clerk…no idea who needs this? will find out and update…

b. Buoy Maintenance…Assist. to Manager

c. Commission approval for use of Jarvis Hall by LBTS 7/4th committee on dates on application…Assist. to Manager….this is needed to make sure Sunshine is in check with 2 commissioners heading up the festivities… public can attend…will not be televised.

12. Resolution

a. Resolution 2008-06….Assist. to Manager…was tabled from last meeting…Discussion/and or action Army Corp of Engineers future depletion/reduction of Lake Okeechobee levels…as in previous posts…do not let them make the huge blunder of lowering the water again!

13. Old Business

a. Discussion/and or action drafting Ordinance to pull bags from parking meters on Bougainvilla/Poinciana…Vice Mayor…tabled from 3/11/08…originally store merchants came and complained about the bags and how it was hurting their businesses…wanted them removed…Vice Mayor…Comm. at the time looked to find a way to solve the time abuse problem…since he was instrumental in getting bags in the first place….it was tabled until the 3/11 meeting…Vice Mayor reported the merchants were now happy…no need to remove bag…New Mayor questioned his assertions…item tabled….we will see who went to the merchants…if the merchants will make an appearance and which one…Mayor or Vice Mayor will prevail with bags on or bags off…a showdown!

b. Discussion and approval VFD Transition Agreement of 3/1/08- 9/30/08…Manager….what is in the agreement?

c. Discussion and approval of VFD Equipment and Vehicle Agreement…Manager….both should have been returned to the town by BSO…the VFD will pay the insurance on the vehicles.

d. sales and purchase of property…Manager….tabled from 3/11/08…check previous agenda post…if we are going to consider purchasing a property…which may be the hotel near the fire station..town hall etc…we should however have a buyer for the over-sized warehouse we have off of west Commercial.

e. Payoff/down Promissory note..Manager…tabled from3/11/08….need info…will check and update…

14. New Business

a. Award RFP # 07- 12- 01 Emergency Medical Services AMR or BSO….no contest unless something unusual and startling rears its head and throws this train off the tracks! AMR will be our Honda….(comment in previous post by Town Manager…comparing both …retorting …”a Honda is a Honda!”

b. Selection of Board and Committee Members…Town Commission

I am sorry that the new commission did not pick up on and follow Comm. Clottey’s suggestion of each Commissioner appointing a person for each Board.

It is most unsettling to have to be voted on from the dais….sort of like being a kid waiting to see whose side you will be on in gym class.

Her idea would have gone far in the steps of fairness all professed at election time! Still time to enact before the first applicant is presented….

1. Planning Board…huge response of applications…. hope some gave a second choice….

L. Peanuts Wick is a must…he deserves it, and knows how to lead in these times ahead…

It should be diverse with a business person included..as a few have applied…

2. Board Of Adjustment…

Hope Bill Hubly has decided to sty on…he was excellent in the chair role….

3. Master Plan Steering Committee…

This might be more important than P& Z in the times ahead…

I am also hopeful that Sandra Booth applied…she has the connections and the resources to pull in the people we need to guide us, bring us ideas, and save us from costly mistakes….

I feel she was thwarted each time she brought forth these incredible people by a few small minded members who sat on the committee who are now long gone…

Let her now show her stuff!…just like she did with our Pavilion design and the students from the Art Institute….

4. Walk Around Committee….

This might work this time around…without the ex- Town Clerk sabotaging it!

c. +d. Discussion/and or action Broward Days 4/22-23- 08 Vice Mayor/ Comm. Clottey….a League of Cities workshop…for learning Sunshine etc…

at a previous meeting the New Mayor announced she would “report” to all her attendance at this …only problem …(as stated in previous post)…she is not our “strong” Mayor or a designated representative…she has to ask the Commission and any of them can attend also.

e. Revisit the issue of freedom of speech during public comments…Comm. Clottey…YEA!…get rid of the no names allowed when addressing the Commission…and let anyone speak on anything they want as long as it is within the boundaries of common decency.

f. Complaint from Robert Bradley regarding illegal sheds on Terra Mar Island …Vice Mayor…Heard that code enforcement has been out and citing illegal sheds and other questionable improvements for residents when coming for a specific reason….How about a moratorium on pre- annexed improvements done?….maybe with permitting becoming easier in time with a city permitting dept…one idea from the new dais…more will comply and be able to afford it without going astray and building or improving without.

In Pompano Beach years ago…having to deal with some inspectors who have an agenda…and some do indeed…I was saved by a honest hardworking building department employee in Pompano who found the “microfiche” .. .(remember those…they still existed 8 years ago)…that showed we did not add on illegally as this inspector insisted we did!

g. Commission approval for use of Jarvis hall 4/17/08..7 pm…by SRA1A Scenic Highway Corridor Advocacy Group Broward County…Metropolitan Planning Organization…video recording is being requested….Assist. to Manager…..need to check this out and update…..are they an in-town organization? was this not on 1st reading item…10a?…so what happens now? Instead of turning this down if it does not meet the criteria…ask for LBTS to be included…

15. Town Manager Report…a. schedule workshop either 3/31- 4/1- 4/2/08…5pm for Town Attorney RFP # 08- 03- 02 Presentation….a must to attend or watch…how many applied to the RFP?…Hollywood just chose one from 140 applicants…will it be a large practice or a single attorney? …in previous posts..

I believe this is just a s important as finding the right Town Manager for the Commission to vote on…and that the Town Attorney should not be necessarily be the Town Manager’s preferred applicant…a separation is important for varied advice to the dais.

16. Town Attorney Report…next to last one …from the soon to be ex-Town Attorney!

17. Future Agenda Items…

Citizens of the town should not hesitate to contact any Commissioner with questions, concerns, suggestions…to be put on as an agenda item.

Commissioners…bring out your lists… what you ran on…and put them on the future agendas….

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