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LBTS Agenda…11/10/08

LBTS Agenda…11/10/08…full text online...http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

Meetings will be online…above site…and on Comcast Channel 78…

MEETING ON MONDAY…Tues. is Veteran’s Day…

5 pm….PARKING WORKSHOP…TO BAG OR NOT TO BAG…THAT IS THE QUESTION…

The Backup materials book….HUGE!…goes back to 1995!…

Will the room be packed?…Who knows…Businesses/Hotels/ Residents are sending in letters with their preference…to keep the bags and take the financial hit…to the parking department/parking revenue…..or ban the bags…and make the moolah…at the possible expense of those businesses who say they will feel the loss of some customers.

One thing is for sure…a decision needs to be made…at the Commission meeting to follow…because they don’t make any notebooks large enough to table this issue…yet again…and to start a second notebook…well that would just suck!…

7 pm Regular Commission Meeting…

4 a. Presentation…a video on rip tides (Comm. Clottey)…the Commissioner got some press today…previous post…on her taking up the cause this year (previous post shows BSO did this in 2007) and heading the push to get into the hotels and condos…

5. Reports

MIA again…VFD report…as asked for by Comm. Dodd… last commission meeting……expect the VFD to be called up though…

a. Terra Mar Bridge (Mayor Minnet)…well looks like LBTS should have a $120 thousand dollar addition to its Capital Improvement fund…since even though it was earmarked for the bridge…according to Pompano Beach..in backup material response….

Pompano Beach maintains 70 bridge within their town limits …maintained and repaired on an as needed basis.

TerraMar is in good condition …not a priority at this time.

Alternative …offered up by Pompano Beach…to have LBTS pay the entire maintenance …if they desire…

Bottom line…Pompano Beach will not split the cost…so do we agree the bridge is a no- go this year?…If so put that money back…un-earmark it…for this project and keep it for other infrastructure projects…such as the Comprehensive Plan…sewer system ….previous post…

BCbythesea…while they are at it…drop the extra flagpoles…and easements at the north and south entryways…and the new entryway signage…not needed and not voted on…more bucks for Capital Improvements elsewhere…

9. Ordinances…

Call this the Ordinance of “perfect timing!”…..the Ordinance of “dead in the water!”…

a.1…Ordinance 2008-17…the McIntee Ordinance to make the VFD impossible to replace no matter what he does within the department!…

Table it or vote it down…until the residents get the over site and the inquiry that are required …only 41 days into the new LBTS-VFD contract…

11. Consent Agenda…

a. 5 more apartment buildings in need of hardship parking permits needing to be renewed…

b. Request for workshop concerning lifeguards on the beach…(Comm. Clottey)…this should be inclusive of a VFD workshop for a real water rescue …ATV team who are ready and able to act if need be…

c. Ratification of digital Payment Tech Agreement…Manager Colon…The Manager is ready to make a comment?…

Resolution

12 a. Resolution 2008-30…the resolution the Mayor wanted the Town Attorney to put together….includes these facts….7.2 million visitors per year….excess of $420 million annually….employment and other economic benefits valued at over $540 million to Broward County economy….ball is in the County’s court now…

13 Quasi Judicial Public Hearings

a. An appeal by Coral Key Ocean Club …pertaining to letter from former Director of Development Rabinowitz…on 7/14/08 regarding “interpretation” of Town Code Section 30-123…went before Board of Adjustment on 10/15/08…voted 2-1 denied…

The “interpretation” “secure” VS “issued”…Director of Development Bowman see “secure” meaning “securing” to “possess”…Michael Arker’s Atty. Weiner is worth the time to listen to….

b. An application was submitted for 2 signs on Wings… one at the front entry and the other above the second floor facing north…it came before the Board of Adjustment on 10/15/08…to have a larger sign than allowed in front…..and a second sign …usually not allowed…the BOA voted…to allow a smaller front sign and did approve the second sign with some modifications…the Wings Rep. were not so pleased …thinking the smaller signs were out of scale with the size of the building…

c. Seaward Apartments…site plan approval…Planning and Zoning passed it 10/15/08…5-0…this is the small building right next to Villa Caprice…owned by a family ….an easy decision…welcome improvement to the town.

14. Old Business

a. Walk Around Committee…Robert Fleishman…has resigned…no applicants…no interest…time to put this McIntee committee to bed…it never got off the ground…and really is not needed…with a new code employee…the town should have plenty of eyes to see what needs to be addressed…

b. Discussion regarding dangerous dog Ordinance (Vice Mayor McIntee)…HMMM…originally this was brought to the dais by Comm. Clottey…… the Commissioners were sent information about the state’s stance….so maybe this is McIntee’s way to have another “pissing match” with Comm. Dodd…DEFLECT!…

15 New Business

a.& b…..Discussion and/ or action directing…a. the Town Commission to hire outside counsel/ b. the Town Commission to direct the Town Attorney to determine if the VFD is in compliance with its contract with the Town., and to determine whether or not any Commissioners committed any illegal acts or were victim of any illegal acts with regard to the allegations put forth by former VFD Battalion chief Patrick Pointu..(Mayor Minnet)

The interesting thing will be…if the Town Manager decides to comment on this in her report…and if the Commission will step up to the plate on this …..the swing vote…Comm. Clottey…all eyes will be on her…

c. & f. Discussion and/or action regarding a resolution urging the Florida Legislature to equalize its funding based on population to provide each region of Florida including South Florida, its fair share of state funding…c-Comm.Silverstone/f.- Mayor Minnet…this was in the Miami Herald long ago…crops up periodically with talk that south Florida should secede from Florida…due to monies being dispersed unequitably...http://www.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/article/south_florida

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d. Discussion and/ or action regarding shade trees on the beach at Washingtonia Ave. Portal…Comm. Silverstone…staff requesting it be tabled to 10/25/08…a group of residents is requesting trees at this location…awaiting input from Garden Club…

e. SOUR GRAPES ALERT?…SPITTING IN THE WIND …PERHAPS?….Discussion and/or action regarding the donation of time by the Commission to assist with various duties within Town Hall, Development, Municipal Services, and/ or the VFD or any Town sponsored function ..Comm. Silverstone…

BCbythesea…it is said the Commissioner is angry that Comm. Dodd did not join in the Halloween event…the same Halloween event that for the first time in this writer’s memory named a Commissioner…Comm. Silverstone…as putting on the event along with the Town…….HMMM….Comm. Dodd informed the Commissioner that he had a family event with his grandchildren…and anyone attending the outdoor maze could not tell who was at a table and who was not…they were fully manned….first town event Comm. Dodd did not attend…

Comm. Dodd was at events…that other Commissioners chose to bypass…such as the POA Octoberfest…the BSO…. Take Back The Night…the Chamber Fish Fry…and many meetings for Master Steering… P & Z…as well as his duties on the Hillsboro Inlet Board 2 times a month….

He did miss the CIC Town Hall meeting…but that cannot be included in “various duties”…could it?… for this meeting … he was out of town…and told them quite frankly that after his “tar and feathering” at the last CIC meeting he attended …he did not feel the Chair could reliably control the Town Hall meeting…and any doubt that he was correct in taking a pass on the meeting …came when a resident asked for CIC Chair Crisite Furth to read a letter Comm. Dodd requested to be read…explaining his absence and reasons…being denied…

BAD MOVE…Comm. Silverstone….BAD MOVE…

g. Discussion and/ or action concerning an award from the Town of LBTS for Mark Mitchell for his outstanding service to our community…Comm. Dodd…

NICE MOVE….Comm. Dodd….NICE MOVE…

h. Report on Seagrape Project…e-mail from some Seagrape Drive owners…Mayor Minnet…a group of homeowner at the “cul-de-sac” or “alley- way”…take your pick of description…at the north end want the improvements extended…the cost..approx. $35-45 thousand…with right-of-way problems involved…

i. Report from Florida League of Cities Energy and Environmental Quality Policy Committee Proposed Policy Statement…Mayor Minnet

j. Report from AMR about the incident that occurred on Oct. 25 on the beach near Ocean Colony. Please make sure a representative of AMR is in attendance 11/10 meeting to give report on incident and answer any questions commissioners may have…Mayor Minnet

BCbythesea…previous post…Hipaa….and privacy laws…this is going to make it or break AMR…and the difference of a private company for EMS VS BSO…if the representative will not address the situation after Vice Mayor McIIntee and Comm. Silverstone threw AMR “under the bus” at the previous commission meeting…and put the onus of any “mistakes” in the victim’s care on them…excluding the VFD…from any fault…

k. Discussion and/or action concerning a fire lane at By The Sea Laundry…Comm. Dodd…this was an incident where the owner off the laundromat was unloading detergent in the fire lane…was asked to move by the Parking Enforcement Supervisor…and was given a ticket after ignoring a warning….the owner feels she is being unjustly treated…as Walgreens unloads in the same zone…it is said that this will come down to status quo VS parking enforcement…and may require code enforcement to get involved…

l. Discussion and.or action regarding town wide parking following workshop…Comm. Dodd….and the answer is?………..

m. Discussion regarding cost of Greenfest and how the money was spent…Vice Mayor McIntee…this is McIntee in a “pissing match” with the Mayor…to again deflect from his VFD mess….BIG TIME!…and the accounting for Comm. Silverstone’s 17 day Halloween event?…

16. Town Attorney Report…..where to begin….the VFD contract …perhaps…the VFD ignoring public information requests?….the VFD being in possible violation of the LBTS-VFD contract agreements?…

more to come…after the meeting…

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