REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

CITY COMMISSION

Tuesday, February 1, 2000 7:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 7:09 P.M. by Mayor Capellini on the above date in the City Commission Room, City Hall.

Roll Call showed:

Present: Commissioner Kathy Shaddow

Commissioner Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed

Commissioner Trinchitella

Vice Mayor Peggy Noland

Mayor Albert Capellini, P.E.

Also Present: City Clerk Felicia Bravo

City Attorney Andrew Maurodis

City Manager Larry Deetjen

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The invocation was offered by Reverend David Ricks, Cathedral Church of God, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BOARD MINUTES

None

PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT VIDEO

There was a video of the Deerfield Beach Art Festival, the Century Village Symphony Orchestra performance, the Federal Highway Median Beautification and the Deerfield Beach Dive-In movie theater.

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CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO BEAUTIFICATION AUTHORITY

Ms. Kathy Lloyd, Deerfield Beach Landscape Architect, presented Certificates of Appreciation to members of the Deerfield Beach Beautification Authority for planting trees along Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. Kathy Lloyd stated that the Beautification Authority put forth great effort to complete the task. She also stated that the members from the Beautification Authority that worked on the project had to work diligently with business owners in that particular area to complete the first phase of the project. The following volunteers were presented with certificates: Yolanda Corradi, Marcella Polan, Paul Laster, Michael Mancini, Augustus P. Horan, Jr., A. Mickey Kaplan, Melissa McCormick, Ruth Blacketer and Dorothy A. Bassett. Joseph Tractenberg, Janet M. Dicks and Lynn Jackson were also recognized for their contribution to the beautification project; however, they were not present to receive their certificates.

Mayor Capellini verbally commended the Beautification Authority on behalf of the City Commission for doing an outstanding job.

The Beautification Authority also selects "beauty spots" in Deerfield Beach every three months. On this occasion, two residents were honored along with one business as having the best "beauty spots" in Deerfield Beach. Kathy Lloyd stated that the residents of Deerfield Beach are given the opportunity to recommend a residence or business to receive recognition for having an outstanding "beauty spot." She stated that in order to nominate a future residence or business, a picture and the name of the nominee should be taken to the Office of Public Works. She will submit all of the names and addresses to the Beautification Authority.

This month, the business that was recognized as having the best "Beauty Spot" is the Embassy Suites Hotel, Deerfield Beach. Tom Krupa, Chief Hotel Engineer, received the award on behalf of the hotel.

Gary Pryor, SE 4th Street, received the award for having an outstanding "Beauty Spot."

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Swinford, SE 10th Street, received the award for having an outstanding "Beauty Spot."

UPDATE OF THE "DEERFIELD DAYS" FILM PREMIERE

Mayor Capellini announced that the premiere of the documentary "Deerfield Days" would be at the Deerfield Beach Mall movie theater, February 8, 2000, 7:00 PM. The Mayor stated that the event is RSVP only; therefore, he recommended that individuals that would like to attend respond rapidly. The Mayor also stated that there would be a second showing of the documentary "Deerfield Days" for individuals that could not attend the premiere event. The Mayor did not announce a specific date or time.

 

 

DEERFIELD BEACH HISTORIC HERITAGE PROGRAM

Barbara Poleo, of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, discussed the Deerfield Beach Heritage Program. Ms. Poleo stated that in order to incur public awareness of the rich and diverse heritage of Deerfield Beach, the Broward County Historical Commission conducts a Historical Heritage Program four times a year. The programs are hosted in different locations throughout Broward County, and the programs are free of charge. The first Historical Heritage Program in the year 2000 will be conducted in the City of Deerfield Beach in honor of the Deerfield Beach 75th Anniversary and Diamond Jubilee. The program will also be presented in honor of Black History Month. The program, The Black History of Broward County, will be presented Tuesday, February 29, 2000, 7:00 PM, at the 1926 Deerfield Beach Elementary School auditorium.

Barbara Poleo requested that residents of Deerfield Beach attend the first program along with sponsors of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. She stated that there would be a panel discussion for one hour regarding the heritage of the Black pioneers of Broward County. The members of the panel will be the following individuals: Authors, William and Carolyn Dandy; Vice President of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Leola Blatche Brooks; local black Deerfield Beach pioneer, Lorene Poitier Broxton; and, local black Deerfield Beach pioneer, Oveta Thompson McKeithen.

Ms. Poleo stated that there will be additional panelists; however, she did not state their names. She further encouraged residents of Deerfield Beach to attend the program because it is being held in the auditorium that is listed as one of Deerfield Beach’s nationally registered historical properties.

Director of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Dale Allen, stated that John Hodge, Principal of the Deerfield Beach Elementary School, was receptive to the recommendation to have the first Historical Heritage Program conducted at the school in honor of celebrating the history of Deerfield Beach.

WRITTEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS – CHANGE OF USE

UNITED EXPORT SERVICES

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and place scheduled for a public hearing on the following:

Change of use form window and screen installation (Minute Man Screen, Inc.) to export of marine engine parts, marine engine equipment, air conditioner units, etc. at 1437 SW 1st Way.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – January 29, 2000

A motion to close the public hearing made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow, Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Shaddow was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow and Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

CHANGE OF USE AND TECHNICAL PARKING DEVIATION-BILL ZOPHRES FOR RATTLESNAKE JAKE’S

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and place scheduled for a public hearing on the following:

Change of use from travel agency (Travel Plans) to expanding an existing restaurant and parking technical deviation for one parking space (Case Number 1706) at 2064 NE 2nd Street.

Legally advertised Sun Sentinel – January 29, 2000

A motion to close the public hearing made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

A motion to approve made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow, Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

 

QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS

APPLICATION 93-B1-117, REVISION 3, BURGER KING BY JAMES DRAGO

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and place scheduled for a public hearing on the following:

To construct a 592 square-foot addition to an existing restaurant for a

Total of 2,667 square feet located at 1303 South Military Trail.

Legally advertised – January 23, 2000

Mr. James Drago stated that the proposal is to remove the metal addition that the former restaurant Backyard Burgers constructed in 1997. The applicant would like to replace the metal structure with a solid building structure and enclose a portion of the property that had been used for outdoor dining. There will not be any changes in the parking lot, which contains forty-three parking spaces. James Drago stated that the plans for the Burger King restaurant has been revised to comply with all of the departmental requirements that are in the DRC report. The Community Appearance Board approved the plans. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended at their public hearing that the plans be approved, and the Board recommended strongly that Burger King install additional emission controls to eliminate smoke and odor. Mr. Drago stated that the local residents expressed their concern that odor and smoke would not be properly vented. The applicant in this case has agreed to install additional precipitators.

James Drago stated that the traffic the Burger King restaurant would generate was another concern that the local residents expressed at the public hearing. Mr. Drago said that the traffic flow that Burger King would generate is within the limits of development that is approved by the plat.

James Drago submitted the site plans to the dais for review.

City Attorney, Andy Maurodis, asked if the applicant was willing to provide additional emission controls. Mr. Drago responded by stating that the applicant will provide a catalytic converter.

Mr. Leonard Sandicotta, 1278 South Military trail, spoke on behalf of condominium owners in the vicinity of the site where the Burger King restaurant will be constructed. Mr. Sandicotta expressed that the residential community that he lives in is located approximately 325 ft. away from the site where the Burger King restaurant will be constructed. He stated that the former restaurant, Backyard Burger, caused an odor because of poor ventilation, that negatively affected the local residents in his neighborhood. According to Mr. Sandicotta, Backyard Burger did not conduct a large amount of business and the odor had a great effect on the local residents in that area. He stated that his concern is that a larger business like Burger King will cause a profuse odor greater than the odor emitted by the Backyard Burger restaurant.

Mr. Sandicotta was concerned about when the last traffic survey was conducted in that vicinity. Mayor Capellini stated that a traffic survey is irrelevant to this case. The Mayor said that unless the applicant increases the trips that are already platted on that parcel of land the traffic study would not have any bearing on the case. Mayor Capellini stated that the traffic was considered when the plat was approved.

Mr. Sandicotta claimed that the Planning and Zoning Board approved this particular site plan without seeing a plat plan. He stated that pictures were not presented to Board. Commissioner Shaddow stated that a conceptual is not required to make a decision.

Mr. Sandicotta presented photographs to the City Commission. The first photograph exhibited traffic leaving the Promenade shopping center where the Burger King will be constructed. He stated that the photograph shows traffic entering the shopping center in one lane, traffic leaving the shopping center in two lanes. According to Mr. Sandicotta, the particular entrance as shown in the photograph is the only entrance that goes south and north. He stated that the additional two entrances into the mall only go south. Mr. Sandicotta stated that the photograph depicts the cars backed-up at the traffic light. He also stated that the traffic flow is congested to the point that drivers have to drive on the grass because they are unable to exit the Promenade shopping mall. Mayor Capellini and Commissioner Shaddow stated that they are both familiar with the traffic congestion at that particular mall. Mr. Sandicotta also stated that there have been two fatalities due to the traffic congestion at the entrance to the Promenade shopping mall which is shown in the photograph. He stated that the there was an incident of a car that crashed into the fence of his residential community due to the traffic congestion.

The second photograph shows the portion of the property in the back of the building where the parking spaces are located. According to Mr. Sandicotta, the parking spaces in the back of the building where Burger King will be constructed are used by patrons of the Publix supermarket. He stated that the patrons of Burger King would not have full use of the parking spaces because they are utilized by individuals that patron other businesses in the Promenade shopping mall James Drago stated that the Burger King building will be 20% larger than the former Backyard Burger. There will be approximately 500 square feet added to the building. This would provide more space for the cars.

The third photograph displayed the entrance to the Promenade shopping mall off of Military Trail. He presented a scenario to the City Commission that illustrated how the cars entering at that particular entrance would be backed-up in order to get to the drive- thru at the Burger King. He stated that cars entering and leaving that particular area would experience great difficulty. Mr. Sandicotta also stated that the garbage dumpster that the restaurant would be utilizing is in an inconvenient location. He stated that the gate that encloses the dumpster swings open into the drive-thru path.

The fourth picture displays the exit to the drive-thru. According to Mr. Sandicotta, once a car exits the drive-thru there is not room for two cars. He expressed his concern of a hazardous accident occurring.

Mr. Sandicotta stated that the condominium complex across from the Promenade shopping mall has traffic backed-up at the entrance in the evenings. The congestion affects the traffic flow into the mall.

Mr. Sandicotta stated that he read an article about a specific Commissioner that made a comment about the air pollution at the corner of Powerline Road and Sample Road. He said that the Burger King restaurant would have a similar effect on the air quality in his neighborhood if the proposal is approved.

James Drago addressed Mr. Sandicotta’s concerns. First, he stated that a catalytic converter would be installed to reduce smoke and odor. He said that water vapor and carbon dioxide are the only toxins emitted from the vents. Second, he claims that the construction of the Burger King restaurant would not change the flow of traffic that existed when Backyard Burger was operating. He claims that there will be two drive-thru windows, and the windows will provide faster service. The applicant has other Burger King restaurants that have the reputation of rendering fast drive-thru service. Third, James Drago stated that the solid addition to the building is designed in a manner that would not require additional parking spaces. Fourth, the aluminum and styrofoam wall is being replaced with a concrete wall to enhance its durability in a hurricane. He stated that the wall would be moved 12 inches outward.

Jeff McCulty, owner of a beauty salon in the Promenade shopping mall for seventeen years, stated that from Walgreen’s eastward there are sixty-six parking spaces. Mr. McCulty said that Walgreen’s has twenty-three employees, the dry cleaner has four employees, the beauty salon has eighteen employees, the laundry has two employees and the postal company has two employees. In total there are forty-nine parking spaces that would be utilized by employees in the mall. Mr. McCulty expressed that he is concerned that there will not be sufficient parking spaces for the Burger King employees. He claims that he has observed a daily average of forty-five to sixty cars at a local Wendy’s restaurant . He expressed that forty-five to sixty cars can not fit in the parking lot.

City Attorney Andrew Maurodis advised that Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled that in the matter of plats and site plans, when all the requirements of the land development code have been met, the discretion of the governing body vanishes. Therefore, the plat or the site plan should be approved.

Mayor Capellini stated that the City Commission would not have the authority to deny the approval of the site plan if the applicant adheres to all of the criteria.

The City Director of Planning and Growth Management, Gerald Ferguson, stated that the applicant meets all of the requirements. Gerald Ferguson also stated that the applicant has met all of the criteria and variances were not needed.

The City Commission recommended that Gerald Ferguson explain in detail how the parking lot would accommodate the additional cars and how the shopping center will meet the requirement of trip generation.

Mr. Sandicotta requested that the case be continued to the February 15, 2000 City Commission meeting.

Commissioner Shaddow recommended that the plans for the drive-thru area be reexamined to determine how the flow of traffic will be affected in that area. Commissioner Shaddow stated that the drive-thru did not appear to have sufficient space for emergency access vehicles. Mayor Capellini stated that he would obtain the trip generation statistics for a fast food restaurant in that area. In order to make a comparison with the actual traffic issues addressed in this case.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed requested that the City Clerk pull the previous minutes that pertained to the Backyard Burger restaurant, in order to review and determine what decisions were made by the City Commission.

A motion to continue the public hearing made by Commissioner Trinchitella was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shadow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

Mayor Capellini exits the City Commission Chamber at 8:00 PM

APPLICATION 99-B1-144, THE SHACK BY JAMES GELFAND

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and place scheduled for a public hearing on the following:

Continued from January 4, and January 25, 2000. To construct a 675

Square-foot covered porch for a total of 1,o11 square feet; and requesting a waiver from the sidewalk requirement at 1380 South Powerline Road. City Manager recommends against waiver.

Legally Advertised – January 23, 2000

Mr. James Gelfand stated that the proposal has been approved by the Community Appearance Board and the Planning and Zoning Board. He also stated that the plans have been revised to comply with all departmental requirements. James Gelfand said that the applicant is requesting a waiver for the sidewalk requirement. A letter from the applicant requesting the waiver was submitted to the City Commission.

Mr. Gelfand stated that the Department of Transportation would be widening Powerline Road at the beginning of the year 2001. He said that part of their construction plan is to install a sidewalk. Mr. Gelfand stated that he believed it is wasteful for the city to request that the applicant have a sidewalk if the Department of Transportation is going to replace it in the year 2001.

City Manager Deetjen stated that the City of Deerfield Beach has the policy that holds the property owner responsible to install a sidewalk. In this particular case, City Manager Deetjen stated that the sidewalk could be installed if the road is going to be widened. The applicant could install the sidewalk consistent with the Department of Transportation’s plan to widen the road.

A motion to close the public hearing made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shadow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

A motion to deny approval of the sidewalk waiver and approve the remaining request made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

APPLICATION 99-B1-146, BUTTERS CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT BY MALCOLM BUTTERS

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and the place for a public hearing on the following:

To construct a 10,038 square-foot retail building and a 25,000 square-foot

office/showroom building at 21000 SW 10th Street.

Legally advertised – December 29, 1999

Mr. Ken Carlson spoke on behalf of Mr. Malcolm Butters. He stated that the building will be utilized as a showroom for swimming pools. The showroom would display a variety of swimming pool paraphernalia. The showroom will also be used as the corporate office for the company. Over fifty percent of the showroom will be utilized for office space.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed expressed her concern about what other types of businesses would be allowed to utilize the showroom space if the swimming pool company changed locations. Gerald Ferguson addressed her concern by stating that the showroom could be used for office space or retail; however, there would be a conditional change of use to utilize the space as a motor vehicle display room.

Commissioner Shaddow inquired about the access road to the building. She was told that the access road to the building on 10th Street is limited by the plat. Mr. Carlson stated that the access road leading to 10th Street would be slightly modified; however, the connections to 10th Street will not change.

Roy Landesman, Century Village, expressed his concern about the additional traffic that would be generated on 10th Street. He claims that it is difficult to leave the Winn Dixie exit because traffic is backed-up at the traffic light. Mr. Landesman also stated that the traffic is also backed-up on Military Trail and the east gate of Century Village which makes it difficult to exit or enter during rush hour traffic. He suggested that the overpass on 10th Street should be reevaluated.

Mayor Capellini returned to the dais at 8:07 PM

A motion to close the public hearing made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Trinchitella. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shadow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Shaddow was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

APPLICATION 94-PID-2AD, REVISION 3, DANIEL S. CATALFUMO BY KENNETH CARLSON

Mayor Capellini advised this was the time and the place for a public hearing on the following:

To construct a 9,389 square-foot office building adjacent to an

Existing 25,152 square-foot industrial building at 1240 East

Newport Center Drive.

Legally advertised – January 23, 2000

As per Mr. Kenneth Carlson, the proposed site plan has been approved by the Community Appearance Board and Planning and Zoning Board. The applicant meets all departmental requirements. The revision of the plan will also result in the subdivision of the previous site plan. Mr. Carlson stated that the original site plan involved three lots.

A motion to close the public hearing made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

A motion to approve made by Vice Mayor Noland was seconded by Commissioner Trinchitella. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

GENERAL ITEMS

DEDICATION OF WATER TREATMENT FACILITY’S LABORATORY AS "LAMONT F. ESSEN LABORATORY"

Mr. Lamont F. Essen, Water Plant Superintendent, served the city for twenty-seven years.

The Deerfield Beach West Water Treatment Plant Laboratory was dedicated to the late Lamont F. Essen.

Greg Essen and Mrs. Essen accepted a proclamation from the City of Deerfield Beach.

APPOINT MEMBER TO CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

RESOLUTION 2000/034

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS

TO APPOINT A MEMBER TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

A motion to revise resolution made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Vice Mayor Noland. NAYS: None.

CONSENT AGENDA

CONTRACT WITH ALLIED UNIVERSAL COMPANY

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution in written form by title only:

RESOLUTION 2000/031

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ALLIED UNIVERSAL COMPANY

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

CONTRACT WITH CONQUEST ENGINEERING

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution in written form by title only:

RESOLUTION 2000/032

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT CONQUEST ENGINEERING

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

AUTHORIZATION FOR FDOT HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION GRANT

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution in written form by title only:

RESOLUTION 2000/033

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL OF THE FDOT HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION GRANT

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

None

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

PURCHASE OF QUIET WATERS PARK PLAZA

Commissioner Trinchitella proposed that the City of Deerfield Beach contribute money for the purchase of Quiet Waters Park Plaza. He recommended that the City could purchase the park in partnership with Broward County. Commissioner Trinchitella suggested that Kristin Jacobs would be the City’s representative from the Broward County Commission. She would put the case on the agenda and advocate on behalf of the City of Deerfield Beach. According to Commissioner Trinchitella, the cost of the land will be lowered, and the City of Deerfield Beach will make payments on the land. Commissioner Trinchitella stated that the goal is for the City of Deerfield Beach to solely own the land in the future, or Broward County could buy the land out from the City at a higher cost. He requested that the City of Deerfield Beach contribute $100,000.00 to buy the land.

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

UPDATE ON STREET LIGHTS

According City Manager Deetjen, a meeting was held between Florida Light & Power and the relevant Deerfield Beach city officials (Broward Sheriff’s Office, Public Works, Utilities, and Building Maintenance) along with a contractor. Florida Light & Power representatives gave a verbal commitment to the City that they would devise a strategy of how to effectively address the traffic light issue. There is a Florida Light & Power web site that can be utilized to report traffic light problems. According to Florida Light & Power, once the problem is reported via web site, the traffic light would be repaired within 10 days. As per City Manager Deetjen, there is a reliable telephone service provided by Florida Light & Power to report traffic light problems. He also stated that at this time there has not been dramatic progress with rectifying the traffic light issue.

UPDATE ON DRC MEETING

The public hearing was held on January 31, 2000. Approximately 40-50 Independence Bay residents were present for the meeting. A preliminary development review committee report was issued prior to the meeting. A representative from the Fire Rescue Department addressed the issue of combustible materials. He stated that the Fire Department has adequate capability of dealing with a fire at the site. In the event of a fire, the Fire Rescue Department will use foam to eliminate the fire. He also stated that the materials present are not flammable.

The City Commission expressed their concern about what types of regulations and criteria the oil tank farms must adhere to, and what types of materials the farms transport. Commissioner Trinchitella recommended that there be further examination of this issue by City Attorney Maurodis before making a final determination. Commissioner Trinchitella is adamantly opposed to the proposal.

RECOMMENDATION FROM SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD

Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that the School Advisory Board is recommending that the Deerfield Beach Middle School classes begin at 8:30 AM. Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that the School Advisory Board addressed the safety issues of the students with regard to them being left alone at home in the mornings. She would like the City Commission to support a letter that will go to the School Board recommending that the starting time for school be changed from 9:15 AM to 8:30 AM.

A motion to approve made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

Commissioner Trinchitella stated that he received a letter from Mr. Frank Till requesting to speak to residents of Century Village at a Deerfield Beach City Commission meeting. Commissioner Trinchitella recommended to the dais that he be invited to speak at a City Commission meeting.

PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 P.M.

 

 

 


ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR

 

Attest:

 

 


FELICIA M. BRAVO, CITY CLERK