REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

CITY COMMISSION

Tuesday, February 15, 2000 7:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 7:11 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 Manager Larry Deetjen

City Attorney Andy Maurodis

City Clerk Felicia Bravo

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The invocation was offered by Father Charles Brusca, Our Lady of the Rosary, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the Commission-January 25, 2000 Minutes were approved.

Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed, and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BOARD MINUTES

1. Cultural Committee-January 10, 2000

2. Planning and Zoning Board-January 6, 2000

PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT VIDEO

There was a video that showed excerpts from the documentary "Deerfield Days"

and the Deerfield Beach Little League opening day.

 

 

PRESENTATION BY DR. RON SCHULTZ, REGIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Ron Schultz stated that he was asked by the Deerfield Beach City Commission to examine the impact of annexation as it relates to the four districts from which Commissioners are elected. The result of the assessment is going to be presented in a report through the City Manager’s and City Clerk’s office to the City Commission. The basic reason for examining the effects of annexation is because annexation results in an increase in the population of Deerfield Beach. He stated that the goal of districting in general should be to maintain a reasonable population balance in each of the districts. Dr. Schultz stated that there should be space contiguity. He stated that communities of interest should be respected where they are expressed within the community. Dr. Schultz stated that he examined this issue with a conservative approach. He said that he is of the opinion that minimum changes are effective when attempting to get the job accomplished, as it relates to balancing the population. He stated that he examined the population data along with the map of the City and restructured boundaries minimally without radically changing the orientation of districts that currently exist in the City. He stated that there are four districts that extend east to west in Deerfield Beach. Dr. Schultz stated that fundamentally the population increased significantly as a result of the annexation; therefore, all of the districts have to shift boundaries. He said that district (A) begins at Dixie Highway to Hillsboro Blvd., then westward on Hillsboro Blvd. to NW 1st Terrace. District (B) relinquished territory to district (A), and it now has expanded. District (B) shifts westward at the northern part of the City over to the boundary which is the Deer Creek area. District (C) expands southward over to the Crystal Lakes and Crystal Hills area. District (D) is the western part of the City. He stated that the district (D) area had minimal change; however, the Lakes have been added to district (D).

BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER KRISTIN JACOBS TO DISCUSS QUIET WATERS PLAZA

As per City Manager Larry Deetjen, Commissioner Jacobs was unable to appear before the Deerfield Beach City Commission because she was detained at a Broward County Commission meeting. He stated that Commissioner Jacobs was going to discuss the purchasing of the Quiet Waters Plaza. The County Commission will consider jointly purchasing the commercial Quiet Waters Plaza with the City of Deerfield Beach for $450,000.00. $100,000.00 would be given from the City of Deerfield Beach and $350,000.00 will be given from the County. According to City Manager Deetjen, Kristin Jacobs believed that it is wise to defer action on this particular item until February 29, 2000. At that time, the County Commission will address the item. According to Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Jacobs could not attend the February 15, 2000 Deerfield Beach City Commission meeting because the County Commission had an item on their agenda that took precedence over the Deerfield Beach Commission meeting.

RUTH COUSIN TO DISCUSS A COMMUNITY-BASED PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL IN DEERFIELD BEACH

CVE Deerfield Beach Symphony Orchestra, Special Events Chairman, Evelyn Denner, proposed that the City consider founding and establishing the Deerfield Beach Community School for the Performing Arts that will be a not for profit entity. According to Ms. Denner, the purpose of the performing arts school would be to expose the children of the City’s public schools, grades 3-8 to the art of music. The students will be provided with musical instruments and music instructors in an after school program five days a week. The children will learn to read music and play instruments of their choice. Music instructions will take place at sites throughout the city, which will be determined by the Site Committee of the Executive Board. The public will be asked to donate used instruments to the school, and funding for the school will be obtained through grants, private contributions and special fund raising events. As per Ms. Denner, a substantial amount of residents are willing to serve on the Performing Arts Committee. She stated that the projected plan is to form an overall committee consisting of school personnel and Deerfield Beach residents that are dedicated to the concept to the Deerfield Beach Community School for the Performing Arts. A general exploratory meeting will be held in the month of April. City Manager Larry Deetjen will arrange the date, time and place. The meeting will be open to the general public, and notices will be placed in the local newspapers. The plan for the school is modeled after the Performing Arts School in Newark, New Jersey, which is nationally recognized and has been in existence for twenty-two years. The goal of the Deerfield Beach Community School for the Performing Arts is to establish the boys and girls coral group and provide instrumental and coral instructions for grades 3-8 during its first year. The overall committee will have the following subdivisions: recruitment for the boys and girls chorus, finance/fund-raising, public relations, site committee, instrument repair committee, musical selection committee and a Harvest Festival committee. Ms. Denner informed the public that questions pertaining to the performing arts school can be directed to City Manager Larry Deetjen and Manager of the CVE Deerfield Beach Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Cousin. She also stated that the liaison for the Deerfield Beach Schools, Judy Segesta, applied for a grant from the Broward County School Board and received $10,000.00 which will be applied to projects for the performing arts school.

A motion to direct City Attorney and City Manager to establish the group as a City Commission committee and return the recommendation made by Commissioner Trinchitella was seconded by Vice Mayor Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed and Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

 

RON RENNA TO DISCUSS THE DEERFIELD ACADEMY

Mayor Capellini introduced Mr. Ron Renna; however, before introducing him, the Mayor stated that the City Commission does not have the ability to make a decision regarding a Broward County School Board item. Mr. Ron Renna stated that he is interested in opening a charter school in the City of Deerfield Beach. He said that he mailed an information packet to each of the City Commissioners that pertain to the charter school. Mr. Renna stated that he would like the support of the City Commission to establish the charter school. He claimed that he had no intention of requesting funds from the City to establish the school, nor is he interested in asking the City to assist with the establishment of the school. He stated that the significance of addressing the City Commission is to get the verbal support to establish the charter school. He wants the Deerfield Beach residents to be aware that the City Commission supported the project. Mr. Renna stated that the request to establish the charter school has been submitted to the staff at the Broward County School Board, the staff has recommended to the Broward County School Board to address the proposal for the charter school at the March 7, 2000 meeting. Ron Renna said that the Deerfield Beach City Commission does not have to make any decision regarding the charter school. He stated that it is his responsibility to ensure the Broward County School Board that the residents of Deerfield Beach are interested in having a charter school in the City. Ron Renna stated that he has conversed with residents that have expressed an interest in having the charter school in the City, and he has obtained approximately fifteen letters from businesses in Deerfield Beach that express an interest in having a charter school in the City. Commissioner Shaddow stated that she has received phone calls from residents that expressed a desire to have the charter school in the community. Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that she would like the City Commission to closely review the application for the charter school. She expressed that the City Commission is mentioned in the application; therefore, there may be a hidden reason that urged Mr. Renna to truly address the Commission. Commissioner Clarke-Reed adamantly recommended that the application for the charter school be submitted to the School Advisory Board to obtain recommendations regarding the final decision to establish the school. Vice Mayor Noland stated that she has three children in the Broward County System. She stated that she is not personally against having a charter school in the City. She believes that Mr. Renna is attempting to take the necessary steps that will assist him with getting the proposal approved. Commissioner Shaddow said that she is opposed to having the School Advisory Board make recommendations regarding the charter school at their next meeting February 24, 2000, which will be directly submitted to the Broward County School Board on March 7, 2000 without being reviewed by the City Commission. She stated that she would like the City Commission to review the application without sending it to the School Advisory Board because the next City Commission meeting will be held on March 7, 2000. She stated that Mr. Renna could go to the School Advisory Board Meeting on February 24, 2000 and make his presentation to the board. Mayor Capellini stated that on page 35 of the application for the charter school, Mr. Renna has it written that he met with the City Manager January 11, 2000. The Mayor stated that the City Manager expressed that the meeting was not significant. The Mayor stated that he is concerned about the ambiguities in the application with regard to the City Commission’s involvement pertaining to the charter school. Mr. Renna responded by stating that it is his goal to have the community involved in the decision to establish the charter school. He said he met with the head of the Chamber of Commerce, City Manager Deetjen and he was on the agenda to meet with Education Committee, which was cancelled two days prior to the meeting date. He stated that the City Manager was supportive of the proposal to establish the charter school in Deerfield Beach. He claims that he was given an action plan to follow by City Manager Deetjen, and he has attempted follow his advice. Ron Renna stated that Florida law states that charter schools that are on the boarder between two counties must allow students from both counties to attend the school. Commissioner Trinchitella is in favor of submitting the application to the School Advisory Board for recommendation.

WRITTEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS – CHANGE OF USE

AMERICAN SERVICES UNLIMITED

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

Change of use from electrical contractor (Victor C .Smith) to lawn maintenance and landscaping at 136 SE 2nd Street.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

EASTON, CORP.

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

Change of use from Abstract/title Company (First National Title Insurance,

Inc.) to pharmacy at 142 N. Federal Hwy.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

ALTERATIONS BY. MADELINE, INC.

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

Change of use from dry-cleaning plant pickup station and alterations (Jacob Dry Cleaning) to alterations of men and women’s apparel at 1814 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

DESIGNS IN DIMENSION, INC.

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

Change of use from air conditioning contractor (Cameron Jones A/C) to painting and to build cabinets at 289 Goolsby Blvd.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

SEVEN SEAS RESTAURANT AND TAKEOUT

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

Change of use from retail store (James Desantis Kitchens) to take-out restaurant at 628 S. Federal Hwy.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

HEALTHCARE FACILITY CONSULTANTS

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

Change of use from general contractor (The Renaissance Group) to healthcare consulting for physicians and healthcare facilities at 1197 W. Newport Center Drive.

Legally advertised Sun–Sentinel – February 12, 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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

CREATE NEW SECTION OF CITY CODE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE COLLECTION

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

Creating new section of City Code relating to solid waste collection

Legally advertised – February 5, 2000.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/002

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH PROVIDING FOR A NEW SECTION 58-37 OF THE

CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH CODE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE AND

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS COLLECTION SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL

UNITS LOCATED IN THOSE AREAS INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY

OF DEERFIELD BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1999; CONTAINING A

DEFINITION OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS; CONTAINING A PROVISION

FOR FEES FOR COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL WASTE, TRASH, AND

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS; PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION;

PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN

THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A motion to close 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 on Ordinance 2000/002 showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

FRANCHISE FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION

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

Franchise for solid waste collection

Legally advertised – February 5, 2000.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/003

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH GRANTING A FRANCHISE FOR THE PROVISION

OF COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND BULK TRASH

COLLECTION WITHIN THE AREA OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD

BEACH WHICH WAS ANNEXED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1999, PROVIDING

FOR TERMS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR

INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE

DATE

A motion to close 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 on Ordinance 2000/002 showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow Clarke-Reed and Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: 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 as per the City Commission, he physically counted all of the parking spaces at the existing restaurant, where the Burger King restaurant will be potentially constructed. Mr. Drago presented a tally sheet to the City Commission that itemizes the parking spaces required in the area code of each business in the shopping center. Mr. Drago also identified the businesses that require more parking than the normal retail. He stated that there is a total of 494 parking spaces in the shopping center, and 460 parking spaces are required to meet the parking criteria for all of the businesses in the shopping center. As a result, there are twenty-seven parking spaces that exist that are not required. Mr. Drago stated that there are a total of ninety–one parking spaces approved on the plan in the rear of the shopping center that are largely unused. According to Mr. Drago, Mayor Capellini requested that the applicant examine the ITE trip generation. He stated that it did not address parking. Mr. Drago stated that the ITE generation addresses vehicular trips in and out of the shopping center. According to Mr. Drago, the stores in the shopping center do not have customer entrances. The only entrances that exist are employee or service entrances. The retail-parking requirement in this shopping center is 1 parking space per every 300 square feet of sales floor. According to James Drago there were not any changes made to the actual site plan, and James Drago also stated that the applicant is not asking for any changes of use, variances, or proposing the change of traffic flow at the shopping center. Commissioner Shaddow stated that creating two drive-thru windows at the Burger King restaurant would be needed because it could reduce the issue of "stacking." She said that she viewed the issue of "stacking" as a potential safety issue to the customer. Commissioner Shaddow stated that the applicant needs to examine the code that addresses the traffic circulation improvements. She stated that adequate access must be provided for service and emergency vehicles. She further addressed the requirements for safe/efficient vehicle movement and pedestrian safety. Mr. Drago stated that the applicant needs to obtain the additional square feet in order to make the traffic flow more effectively. Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that she did not see ample space for cars to pull over to wait for food in the drive thru area as needed.

Mr. Jeff McCulty, 821 SW 25th Street, Boca Raton, stated that many of the store owners in the shopping center will not allow their employees to park in the back of the of the actual stores. Mr. McCulty stated that he believes that the establishment of the Burger King will not be beneficial to the businesses in the shopping area. He also stated that there would be tremendous amounts of traffic that will hinder business in the area and create hazardous safety issues for patrons.

Mr. Leonard Sandicotta, 1278 Military Trail, stated that the traffic that will be generated in the shopping mall as a result of establishing the Burger King restaurant would cause safety issues for the patrons of the shopping mall. He also stated that the enormous amount of traffic will negatively hinder business in the mall. He stated that entering and leaving the shopping mall is difficult for patrons and emergency vehicles. He expressed that the potential for a fatal accident is eminent if the traffic flow increases in the shopping center.

Mr. James Drago stated that the applicant wants to add additional kitchen space to make the flow of traffic faster and efficient. He said that the only change made was to add an additional window at the drive-thru. He stated that the applicant met all of the code requirements. He stated that all of the changes that were made were simply to improve the existing circumstances. Mr. Drago said that the applicant would also improve the landscaping on the property.

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

A motion to deny Application 93-B-117, Revision 3 made by Commissioner Shaddow was seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow and Commissioner Clarke-Reed. NAYS: Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Noland and Mayor Capellini.

Mayor Capellini left the Chamber at 9:00 p.m.

GENERAL ITEMS

SALE OF PROPERTY TO B’NAI B’RITH

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/005

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE

CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE SALE

OF ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND

BEING IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1,

TOWNSHIP 48 SOUTH, RANGE 42 EAST, BROWARD

COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED

ON THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A", TO B'NAI B'RITH,

FOR NO CONSIDERATION; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

ENTER INTO THE CONTRACT FOR SAID SALE AND TO

EXECUTE SUCH OTHER DOCUMENTS AS ARE NECESSARY

TO CONSUMMATE THE SALE

A motion to set a public hearing for March 7, 2000 made by Commissioner Trinchitella was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call on Ordinance 2000/005 showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow, Clarke-Reed, Trinchitella and Vice Mayor Noland. NAYS: None.

 

SALE OF PROPERTY TO YOUTH AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTER

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/006

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE

CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE SALE

OF A PORTION OF TRACT "A", B'NAI B'RITH SENIOR

CITIZENS PLAT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON

THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A", TO THE YOUTH

AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, FOR NO CONSIDERATION AND

LIMITING THE USE TO NON-PROFIT YOUTH TRAINING;

AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO THE

CONTRACT FOR SAID SALE AND TO EXECUTE SUCH

OTHER DOCUMENTS AS ARE NECESSARY TO CONSUMMATE

THE SALE

A motion to set a public hearing for March 7, 2000 made by Commissioner Trinchitella was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call on Ordinance 2000/006 showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow, Clarke-Reed, Trinchitella and Vice Mayor Noland. NAYS: None.

CONVEY PROPERTY TO FDOT

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/007

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE

CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE CITY

MANAGER TO EXECUTE SUCH DOCUMENTS AS ARE

NECESSARY TO CONVEY TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT

OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) A PARCEL OF PROPERTY

AT INTERSTATE 95, AS MORE PARTICULARLY

DESCRIBED HEREIN

A motion to set a public hearing for March 7, 2000 made by Commissioner Trinchitella was seconded by Commissioner Shaddow. Roll call on Ordinance 2000/007 showed: YEAS: Commissioners Shaddow, Clarke-Reed, Trinchitella and Vice Mayor Noland. NAYS: None.

CONTRACT AWARD TO STRICKLER BROS

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

RESOLUTION 2000/037

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO

ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH STRICKLER BROS., INC., FOR

PROJECT NO. 10994-P, FOR WATER SERVICE LINES REPLACEMENT

FOR THE CONTRACT PRICE OF $146,550.00, AND SPECIFYING THE

FUNDS THEREFORE

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

CONTRACT AWARD TO ASPHALT CONSULTING, INC.

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

RESOLUTION 2000/038

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO

ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ASPHALT CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR

PROJECT NO. 10997-P, FOR GRAVITY SEWER LINES/MANHOLES,

REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT, S.E. 1 WAY - S.E. 11 COURT TO S.E. 10

COURT, FOR THE CONTRACT PRICE OF $70,507.50, AND

SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE

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

PROPOSAL FOR DESIGN AND INSPECTION SERVICES BY KEITH & SCHNARS

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/039

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO

ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH KEITH & SCHNARS, INC. FOR

INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE PIONEER PARK ROLLER HOCKEY

RINK AND PARKING LOTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 10968-P, FOR THE

CONTRACT PRICE OF $10,720.00

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

PROPOSAL FOR CONSULTING SERVICES BY KEITH & SCHNARS

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

RESOLUTION 2000/040

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF

DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO

ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH KEITH & SCHNARS, INC. FOR

CONSULTING SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

ADMINISTRATION OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR A PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY

TO BE LOCATED AT MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD AND S.W. 4TH

STREET

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

CONSENT AGENDA

PRORATE PURCHASE OF BEACH PARKING STICKERS

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

ORDINANCE 2000/004

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 Trinchitella was seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Shaddow, Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Trinchitella and Vice Mayor Noland.

CONTRACT WITH MELROSE NURSERY

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

RESOLUTION 2000/041

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MELROSE NURSERY

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

EXTEND ZONING IN PROGRESS

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

RESOLUTION 2000/042

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO EXTEND ZONING IN PROGRESS UNTIL APRIL 21, 2000

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

AGREEMENT WITH ADVANCED DATA PROCESSING

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

RESOLUTION 2000/043

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE ADVANCED DATA PROCESSING AGREEMENT

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

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY

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

RESOLUTION 2000/044

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY

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

CONTRACT WITH FLORIDA STATE FIRE AND SECURITY

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

RESOLUTION 2000/045

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH FLORIDA STATE FIRE AND SECURITY

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

AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT GRANT

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

RESOLUTION 2000/046

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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

FUND PROJECTS THROUGH PARK TRUST FUND

Public Works Director, Donald Freedland, has recommended to the City Commission that three projects be funded by the Park Trust Fund. The first project is to replace the loose rubber with the Pour-In-Place at the Child Care Center. The second project would be to obtain eight additional in-ground waste containment systems at the Pier, across from the main parking lot and the South Beach area. The final project is to place attractive waste containers along Martin Luther King Avenue between SW 4th Street and SW 10th Street. The total cost of the three projects combined is $25,582.00

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

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

NONE

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

SALARY SURVEY FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Vice Mayor Noland inquired about the salary survey that is being conducted by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of the Deerfield Beach Code Enforcement officers. City Manager Deetjen stated that in a meeting with Chief Brennan, they both agreed that the survey should be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Department. Commissioner Shaddow expressed her concern about rapidly getting the salaries of the Code Enforcement officers evaluated and changed. She stated that well trained Code Enforcement officers would leave the City of Deerfield Beach to seek employment in other cities because of their salary rate in Deerfield Beach. Commissioner Shaddow said that she has reviewed and compared the Code Enforcement salary scale of the officers in Deerfield Beach with other local cities, and she stated that there is a significant difference in salary between Deerfield Beach and other local cities. Vice Mayor Noland also expressed that it would cost the City of Deerfield Beach a substantial amount of money to train new officers if the existing Code Enforcement officers seek employment elsewhere. Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that there is a need to hire an additional Code Enforcement officer to work in the new annexed areas of Deerfield Beach. As per City Manager Deetjen, the hiring of an additional Code Enforcement officer has been considered. Hiring additional personnel from Fire/Rescue, Public Works, BSO and Ground Maintenance to work in the new annexed areas has been factored into the budget.

FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION

Vice Mayor Noland announced that the annual Founders’ Day celebration would be taking place on Thursday, February 17, 2000 – Sunday, February 20, 2000. She stated that the carnival begins on Thursday, February 17, 2000. The Founders’ Day Parade will be on Saturday, February 19, 2000. The parade will begin at Pioneer Park and proceed east to Ocean Drive. There will be a firework display on Saturday, February 19, 2000, at 8:00 p.m., 9th Street Pier. There will be trolley service provided that will leave from the Cove Shopping Center, St. Ambrose and Publix. She stated that there would be entertainment and food at the carnival.

MEETING REGARDING CRYSTAL LAKE

Commissioner Trinchitella stated that he was present at a meeting on February 14, 2000 along with Commissioner Shaddow, City Manager Deetjen, City Attorney Maurodis and the developer’s attorney regarding the Crystal Lake dilemma. According to Commissioner Trinchitella, the City of Deerfield Beach is not going to change their position on the issue; therefore, progress was not made to resolve the issue.

DEERFIELD BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Commissioner Clarke-Reed announced that the construction at the Deerfield Beach Middle School in now at the second phase of operation. She said that any questions regarding the status of the swimming pool at the school should be directed to the Department of Community Services.

DEERFIELD BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Vice Mayor Noland announced that Deerfield Beach has a championship soccer team for the year 2000. She stated that Deerfield Beach Middle School started a swim team that has approximately twenty participants. She pointed out these accomplishments in order to enlighten the public about the positive events taking place at the Deerfield Beach Middle School.

PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

Mr. Frank Linden, 34 Columbia Court, Independence Bay, addressed the City Commission about the Pompano landfill in his residential community. He stated that the odor from the Pompano landfill is intolerable. According to Mr. Linden, hydrogen sulfate from the gypsum board is causing the odor. He also stated that in Naples there existed a similar problem; however, the Waste Management Department in Naples covered the entire construction and debris area with plastic. Another method that was utilized in Naples was to sort the construction and debris area. To sort the construction and debris, the gypsum board was removed out of the area. The smell was reduced the odor from 1200 parts per billion to 9 parts per billion. Mr. Linden stated that the human nose could detect 1 part per billion; therefore, there was considerable reduction in odor. Mr. Linden stated that he recommended to the Deerfield Beach Solid Waste Department that they utilize the method similar to Naples’ solution. He claims that the Solid Waste Department has not responded to his request and he is concerned that the rainy season will worsen the problem. According to Mr. Linden, the City of Coconut Creek signed a resolution to have the landfill closed until the problem can be rectified. Mayor Capellini stated that he would be meeting with key individuals at the Pompano landfill, February 16, 2000, at 9:00 a.m. to discuss their operation. According to Mayor Capellini, the Pompano landfill has an indoor operation. The storage of the construction and debris is outdoors, and he did agree that the gipson board does have a strong odor when it is wet; however, the Mayor stated that state statute does not require that the construction and debris be covered. Mayor Capellini stated that the odor is caused by gas production at the landfill. The gas system at the landfill is not operating properly, and the Mayor is going to meet with the proper individuals to address the issue of the odor. Commissioner Shaddow stated that she lives in the vicinity of the landfill. She also agrees that there is a strong unpleasant odor coming from the landfill. Mayor Capellini asked Mr. Linden for his telephone number in order to contact him about the results of the meeting that will take place February 16, 2000.

Mr. Frank Linden also addressed the issue of the M4 Zoning. He read a correspondence from Independence Bay that was written approximately between the years 1988-1989. The letter stated that Independence Bay needed assistance from Deerfield Beach and Broward County leaders with many of the environmental problems that exist at Independence Bay. He requested that the City assist the residents of Independence Bay with challenging the law that was implemented in 1989. The law changed the zoning surrounding Independence Bay, which was a 1985 excavation law and now is a (M4), which is a limited heavy industrial law. His concern is that the residential area in Independence Bay will experience a reduction in the quality of life because the industrial area is too close to the residential area. He is asking that the City of Deerfield Beach City Commission support the residents of Independence Bay to change the law. Commissioner Trinchitella stated that the City Commission would do everything in their power to stop the establishment of a tank farm in that area. According to Mayor Capellini, in conversations with the applicant, it has been stated that the residents of Independence Bay are in favor of the tank farm operation in there community; however, he has received an enormous amount of complaints in opposition to the proposed establishment of the tank farm. The Mayor recommended that residents of the Independence Bay community express their opposition of the proposal to the applicant. Mr. Linden claims that Independence Bay does not sanction the proposal. He also claimed that the applicant could not guarantee that there would not be pollution, foul odor and illegal dumping of waste in that area due to the establishment of the tank farm. Commissioner Trinchitella advised that the residents of Independence Bay cease fighting the battle. According to Commissioner Trinchitella, the City of Deerfield Beach is going to diligently attempt to stop the establishment of the tank farm in that particular area. He stated that the City Attorney, Andrew Maurodis, has received strict instruction to do all that is possible to stop the establishment of the tank farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M.

 

 

 


ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR

 

Attest:

 

 


FELICIA M. BRAVO, CITY CLERK