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Commission – Regular Agenda- 6/24/08….

full text online…www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov

The usual…

Call to order….Pledge……Invocation….(not known who will do the prayer)…

4. Presentations….

A. Broward County Supervisor of Elections…Mary Cooney…

BCbythesea….Yes Mary Cooney is the daughter of Jack Cooney….South/North Beach Civic Association founder…

B. Proclamation for Sgt. Lee Mann and Family ..USO recipient for weekend in LBTS…Mayor Minnet…

BCbythesea…do not want to appear unpatriotic…but this is over the top…on doing something nice for our servicemen and women…with this pat-on -the back marathon…The Sgt. was here a few weeks back…on the cover and in many articles in the Futures….and has now moved on…so should we….

Will this be for every recipient of this program receiving a free weekend?….

5. Reports….

A. Finance & Budget/ B. Municipal/ C. BSO….monthly report….says pending…why pending?…. never seen this before…

D. Walk Around Committee…Chair Shirley Rusotti…

BCbythesea…Ms. Rusotti will present 3 items for the Commission to be aware of and act on …. in town….

E. A report from the immediate past president of the Master Plan Steering Committee or her representative regarding clarification of the Master Plan document…Mayor Minnet

BCbythesea…..The Master Plan was a plan from 2004…by J. P. Smith…which ties in with the Comprehensive Plan… that the Town Manager is working off of for the budget….both need to be brought back to the table ASAP…so that this majority can move forward…on both short term projects and long term plans…with the help of MPSC…and P&Z….to address what should remain and what should be dumped….

Items such as what replaces the repealed Overlay Districts….Capital improvements….and even the boardwalks….

More ……. MPS Committee and boardwalks …addressed later in agenda….

6. Town Manager Report…

A. $2.689 million….3rd addendum to BSO Law Enforcement Agreement…

BCbythesea…preliminary info…seems maybe this is an election year after all and Sheriff Lamberti……up for election did another 180 and will now let us save the $24 thousand with the permanent reduction of one Sargent…

B. Lease Assumption and Extension Agreement with Holy Cross Hospital…

BCbythesea…a month to month extension on renting space at the LBTS warehouse that is on the market…

information on the appraisal of the warehouse…later in agenda…

Approval of the minutes…public comments….

9. Ordinances 1st reading…

A……..Ordinance 2008-16…to allow a recess of the commission each August…and allow for regular commission meetings to take place on different days…. other than the 2nd & 4th Tuesday …. Mayor Minnet…

BCbythesea….A BIG WHY?…unless it was something the Town Manager wanted for housekeeping that was overlooked in the past…it is done already….and as an Ordinance 1st reading …were the Commissioners polled to put it on?…

Note to Commission…please make sure no Jewish Holidays are included next year that are only observed by the most observant… check with neighboring municipalities or use the Broward County Jewish Holidays observed…by most….

Ordinances 2nd reading…

A. 2008-13 amending section 20-16 of the code eliminating the requirement of co-op properties from connecting to the sewer system…

BCbythesea…the final act of letting Palm Club stay with septic or not …….on their own terms…

Commissioner Comments…

11. Consent Agenda…

BCbythesea….Please Commissioners…no “blanket” vote this go round…address them….

A. $6,411.28…for a lawn mower….

B. $51,565…for a Telescopic Aerial Device…Bucket Truck…

BCbythesea…Is this to put up and take down the banners…(that most are unhappy with)…the Commission voted for them to be purchased and changed though- out the year?….What did we use in the past?….

C. &D….parking permits…

E. $5,029 Approval for Al Siefert Electrict to replace the 7 recessed lights above the dais…

BCbythesea…WHOA!!!….you’ve got to be kidding…any “savings” from going “green” are lost…how about asking Madam Mayor…who is in the lighting business….any connections to electricians that are more reasonable…for this job?…

If this is the cost for 7 replacements…what will it be for Comm. Silverstone’s full Jarvis Hall change of lighting…voted on a few meetings back?….

F. POA wants to use the hall 7/10/08 for a meeting on water conservation…

BCbythesea…waive the fees…approve the agenda…and un-padlock the kitchen so they can use their supplies…

G. $3,778…and $2,461.97….July 4th expenditures…

BCbythesea…..for Al Siefert Electric….for temporary power for 4th event at El Prado…and for food….increasing supplies…

H. Any member of the Dais proposing new service program …such as Adopt -A-Street program must take leadership role…and not turn it over to the Administration…Comm. Clottey…

BCbythesea…previous post…a no brainer….you offer it up…you stick with it until the “training wheels” are off……

I. Fire service to neighboring community should be 50% higher than charged to LBTS..Comm. Clottey…

BCbythesea…Respectfully disagree with the Comm…. Sea Ranch Lakes may decide to go with Pompano…on these terms…and we would lose the added income that would be turned over from the VFD to the Town…which could go further to lower the fire assessment… if the numbers are in as we move ahead on the budget…

J. $520 ….Vice Mayor McIntee expense to Tallahassee for ethics hearing…

BCbythesea…where’s the request from Comm.Silverstone?……

Resolution…none…

13. Old Business….

A. $700 thousand projected start-up cost…Creation of a Building Dept…

BCbythesea…previous posts….wrong time…a projected Broward County decrease in permits expected…large start-up costs….Town Manager/Development Head should not be in charge…the relief of permit funds to the few will cost the majority at this juncture…pass for now….

B.$ 1+ million….Discussion/action… Underground wiring…Imperial lane/Codrington Drive…Comm. Dodd……

BCbythesea…Comm. Dodd wants to remove this from the budget…it was a “wish list” Budget Workshop request from the former Mayor….

C.$1-3 million …Discussion/action… Boardwalk….behind Minto/ Oriana…

BCbythesea….previous post….Town Manager brought to the 1st Budget Workshop…using the Comprehensive Plan…(2004 J. P. Smith Plan)…and retaining the easements behind the developments…

The Town Atty. found no such monies were needed to retain Minto easement…already recorded to the Town…no upgrade required…

Town Atty. is to report on Oriana easement ….the contract previous Town Manager Baldwin signed on to providing a million + dollar boardwalk erected or it reverts back to Oriana….

Bottom Line….This north-south easement at $2 thousand + per liner sq. foot project…might be a “stop and go” boardwalk …due to other properties not having easements that belong to the Town…unless we do Eminent Domain…or condemn the properties…

Boardwalk is also a left over from the same 2004 Comprehensive Plan…and might need to be discarded…

BCbythesea….Note: Although the new commission received the Comprehensive Plan upon getting elected with their packets…..it might have saved valuable time and discussion ….. with staff providing another copy with the 1st Budget Workshop materials…and explaining this is what the Manager is working from with this years budget unless directed differently……..most of this plan was from the Old Guard….. enough said….

public hearings…none…

15. New Business…

A. Selection of representative from the commission to attend Aug. 14-16th Florida League of Cities 82nd Annual Conference. in Tampa…..Town Manager…

BCbythesea…Perfect for the Mayor…and if she stays true to her word…she will not ask to be reimbursed from the Town…

B. Appointment of a Chair person and an alternate for Master Plan Steering Committee…

BCbythesea….3rd round….previous post…posted under…. Master Plan Steering meeting…

move up Vice Chair Paul Novak…get rid of the alternates…make them full members…increase the number of members 7-10…and let them elect their own Vice Chair or Chair if Mr. Novak does not want the position…

Bring Paul Novak up to the podium… to address the commission…and let them move forward…

C.Discussion/action… trial period of a Doggy Beach…Comm. Dodd…..

BCbythesea…Comm. Dodd…. making good on another one of this campaign promises…everyone calm down…maybe he will take the “leadership role” per item 11H…..and once and for all we will see if this will work…

D. Discussion/action …November ballot…a referendum for a law for VFD termination to only be allowed by a vote of the residents…Vice Mayor McIntee…

BCbythesea…Good idea……doubt if there is time to get it on in November…at this point….

a group of referendum items should be done…at a later time…including the repealed Overlay Distrits…etc…could be done by mail…saving costs……

Vice Mayor McIntee should not be the one submitting this idea…he and Comm. Silverstone should recuse themselves from anything to do with the VFD…previous post…

E. Off Site Building Appraisal…Town Manager…

BCbythesea…appraisal for warehouse…previous post…already put out for bids..was expected on 6/12/08 per the 1 public notice in the Sentinel a few weeks back…previous post…any bidders?…also item 6b…we are on a month to month leasing space out to Holy Cross…

Any interest from Holy Cross…to purchase the building?……… previous post…they are “flush” with money…and it would be good halfway point between them and newly purchased North Ridge…

F. Discussion /action …….of purchase/ownership of firetrucks…Comm. Clottey…

BCbythesea…Original intent …VFD was going to purchase their own additional trucks…no cost to the Town…last Commission meeting…Town Manager said Town should purchase and lease back to VFD…thus keeping the status quo of LBTS owning all our equipment…

Comm. Clottey wants the VFD to purchase as stated and give the equipment to the town…

might go along way with those residents…who are adding up the acquisitions over the last few months for the VFD….

G. Discussion/action…regarding consideration of resolution to establish a Broward Water Resource Task Force…Mayor Minnet..

BCbythesea…previous post…Broward County Commission Agenda…will vote on a grant for alternate water resources…6/24/08…

If this is with South Florida Water Management District…. hope our representative will not end up in the papers….for lavish spending on workshops…as the SFWMD was recently reported doing in the news…previous posts…

16. Town Attorney Report…

BCbythesea…Mr Abbott should address several items…

the Oriana……easement……..if not addressed earlier on the agenda…

Vice Mayor McIntee’s retraction from the Futures Editors….any response….

Comm. Dodd asking for a change to the relationship between Town law firm and the Special Magistrate/or RFP for replacing the Special Magistrate… who is also the Town Atty. of Pompano Beach…Gordon Linn…previous posts…

Adjourned…

Commission will start early…6:30 pm with a round-table meeting….a trial …

7pm…Regular meeting…

televised on Comcast channel 78/ online …in real time…at link above…

overview of the meeting to come…….

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