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LBTS Agenda 9/25/08

LBTS Agenda 9/25/08… full text…online at ….http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

Town Commission Special Meeting… 5:01 pm Jarvis Hall…

Budget finalized…previous posts….millage 3.9990/budget $17 million+…

Regular Commission Meeting… 7 pm…Jarvis Hall…

4. Presentations

a. Portrait donation to VFD …Vice Mayor…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZFkZiwMLZ4

Due to the investigator feeling the “heat” this writer is told …thinking the Arker painting might put him in a position of declaring it as a gift over a certain amount…McIntee according to what he did say…called the painter…and intends to turn the painting over to the VFD for them to sign and return back to the artist..Question is…will Arker show up….have Mayor Minnet speak on the subject…or will it be an article in next weeks Futures?….

5. Reports…

f. VFD… August …

VFD started with 89 member …down to 80…with resignations…terminations…in August…

Judson Hopping new President after president was terminated ….

Scot Fowler who was in charge of the Beach Patrol Division and was front and center when the Beach patrol was introduced to the Commission…has resigned…8/8/08….WHY?…have heard rumblings of an overbearing “personality” being the impetus…

According to the report…they had 13 drills…with 13 members at the drill a number far less than touted at the CIC Town Hall Meeting the other night…by the Vice Mayor…HMMM…..

VFD expects to start a FF1 class by years end…

2nd ATV was delivered and is in use…BUT…who is in charge of the Beach Patrol Division now?…This writer awaiting a request for that information….

11 Consent Agenda…

a. Commission to approve a change order to pay Walter Keller an additional $8,500 for Seagrape project…

orig. contract price…$81 thousand…date n/a …(.LBTS agenda 3/13/07)

change order…$4 thousand…date n/a

change order …$8,500…9/08…reason 5 month extended project time..

Total..for Keller…$93,500

b. Commission to approve change order to pay Tenex an additional $15,196.18…

original contract amount…$1,098 177.00….orig contract time…165 days…(LBTS agenda 3/13/07)

change order…$47 thousand…5/27/08

change order…$15,196.18…9/08…reason…extend project time to 10/31…utility change/grade difference/existing pavement failure/sidewalk replacement/road way grade irregular/credit for street tree replacement/elimination of northern Washingtonia sidewalk/delay overhead utility relocation/change drainage/pavement grades/final approval underground utility locations…

Total for Tenex…$1,160,373.18

c. Commission to approve a change order to pay an additional $10 thousand dollars for Comcast moving Comcast box in front of this writer’s home…was in the right of way…

The back-up…Walter had a phone conversation with Comcast specialist Chuck Houston…can move the box…that’s it!…

d. Commission to waive the right of way application fees for pavilion construction…$15,982.50…

ordinarily an applicant would be required to make an $800 dollar review fee…and pay the above amount to secure the permit..it will be waived…

Additional info…

There will be 6 “events” when the turnaround will be closed…for unloading materials/placement of structure…businesses will be warned before to coordinate the closures…

loss of 5 meters/1 handicap parking spaces for 90 days…lost revenue…$10,080.00

e.& f….Hardship parking permits…will be updated for 2 El Mar Drive properties…each have had the permits since 2003…

g. approval for Aruba to have Memorial Day Beach Bash…

h. public transportation agreement…

i. Commission approval of VFD fire protection and fire prevention services agreement due to clarification of sections… 3.5.2/4.3/7.4…

3.5.2…requires all fire truck drivers to have valid drivers license and a with an emergency vehicle endorsement

4.3…Dispatch…VFD communication equipment shall be compatible with present and existing communication system operated by Broward County Fire Rescue Division as modified from time to time. VFD shall work with town to acquire an interface with Broward County dispatch system

7.4….It is understood that Town regular members of VFD as defined in sec. 2-136 of LBTS code of Ordinances must respond to 20% of the calls within 20 minutes…

OTHER VFD INFO…JUST GOOD TO KNOW…

Article 10…Initial term of the agreement…5 years commencing 10/1/08…can be extended upon mutual agreement…

Article 11…

11.1….Termination for convenience…each party may terminate agreement at any time without cause and at its sole discretion upon 180 days written notification via certified letter to the other party…

11.2….Termination for Cause…30 days with written certified letter…

11.3….Automatic Termination….to the extent permitted by law termination shall occur automatically should Town/VFD file or consent to filing of petition for re-organization- bankruptcy insolvent…

11.4…Termination Consent…Termination shall be done by the Commission…

Back to Consent agenda…

11 j.Commission approval storm drain repair…GROSS ALERT….

in front of 241 Neptune…Bombay and Neptune…need $41,750 to correct…the problem…found doggy bags containing doggy “remnants” thrown in the drains…1 drain contained 30 doggy bags!!!!.YUK!….

k. Commission approval for addition funds additional days of labor of Hibiscus project…$3590…total amount..$81 thousand…

12 Resolutions…

a. Resolution 2008-24 …Designating Insurance Carriers…Florida Municipal Insurance Trust FLOC …http://insurance.flcities.com/FMIT_Home/fmitHome.aspx/Brown & Brown…http://www.bbinsurance.com/generalInsurance.shtml

b. Resolution 2008-27…Town of LBTS to establish Fire Rescue and Safety Service fees…LBTS is hiring our LBTS fire Marshall in place of Broward County…

14 Old Business

a. Christmas By The Sea…was tabled 9/15/08…this should be interesting…will the Town kick in to the event…and how will the Vice Mayor get out of the jam he put himself in with the $5000 VFD cash offer made in private …then acknowledged and reiterated from the dais…that the Chief’s both said did not occur at the VFD meeting……the fallout…or the smell test….or the brow beating…HMMM…..

b. electronic voting system…tabled…seems the systems vary widely in cost…

15. New Business….

NOTE…TO THE MAYOR…Who advised Commissioner Dodd at the 9/15/08 meeting about providing back- up material with any agenda items….NONE of your items had any back- up in the big back-up book in Town Hall…OOPS!…a gentle acknowledged apology would be nice….

BCbythesea…it does seem that it should be staff that provides it… clarification is called for …

a. Someone needs to attend and represent LBTS at yet another League of Cities Convention…in Orlando Nov. 11-15, 2008…Mayor Minnet…

b. LBTS to be certified Green by the Florida Green Building Coalition…Mayor Minnet…

c. 1st Annual LBTS Greenfest…approve $1000 towards the 10/4/08…Mayor Minnet…

BCbythesea looks like the Mayor found her “green” niche….

No back-up for next 2 items…either…

d. Discussion and /or action regarding capital improvement projects…placing the funding mechanism on the next referendum…with 4 option…Comm Silverstone..

1 Tax Increase

2.Bond Issue

3. Special Assessment

4. None of the above

e. Discussion and /or action regarding cost pf putting up ID posts and beach equipment….Commissioner Dodd…

adjourned…

meeting highlights…overview on Friday….

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