REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

CITY COMMISSION

Tuesday, May 16, 2000 7:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 P.M. by Mayor Capellini on the above date in the City Commission Room, City Hall.

Roll Call showed:

Present: Commissioner Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed

Commissioner Amadeo Trinchitella

Mayor Albert Capellini, P.E.

Absent: Commissioner Peggy Noland (arrived at 7:20)

Vice Mayor Kathy Shaddow

Also Present: City Attorney Andrew Maurodis

City Manager Larry Deetjen

City Clerk Felicia Bravo

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

EXCUSE OF ABSENCE REQUEST BY VICE MAYOR SHADDOW

City Attorney Andy Maurodis informed the City Commission that he received a phone call from Vice Mayor Shaddow who requested that the City Commission make a motion to excuse her from the meeting due to a hearing problem.

No action was taken due to lack of a motion.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the Commission - May 2, 2000

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BOARD MINUTES

    1. Beautification Authority - April 24, 2000
    2. Planning and Zoning Board - April 6, 2000

The Commission acknowledged the above board minutes.

PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT VIDEO

There was a video with footage local area schools creating vegetable and butterfly gardens, new landscaping at the beach, and the press conference concerning the FAU Research Park to be opened on SW 11 Way.

CLERK OF THE COURTS ED KENNEDY

Clerk of the Courts Ed Kennedy introduced himself to the City Commission and Deerfield Beach residents.

PROCLAMATION: EMS WEEK - MAY 14 - 21

Mayor Capellini read aloud a proclamation proclaiming May 14 - 21, 2000 as EMS Week. Fire/Rescue Chief Gary Lother thanked the Commission for the acknowledgment.

PROCLAMATION: PLEDGE OF CIVILITY MONTH

Mayor Capellini read a proclamation proclaiming May 2000 as the Pledge of Civility Month on behalf of the Florida Bar Association.

PROCLAMATION: PUBLIC WORKS WEEK - MAY 21 - 27, 2000

Mayor Capellini read aloud a proclamation proclaiming May 21 - 27, 2000 as Public Works Week. Public Works Director Donald Freedland thanked the Commission for the acknowledgment.

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT: DEERFIELD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL'S BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS

The mayor distributed Certificates of Achievement to Deerfield Beach High School's boys and girls basketball teams for winning the 1999/2000 District Tournaments.

CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF STOCKAR McDOUGLE

Commissioner Clarke-Reed announced that a celebration honoring Stockar McDougle, who recently signed a contract to play for the NFL's Detroit Lions, would be held on Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Westside Park.

HOSA UPDATE

Ms. Marnae Gardaphe, DBHS HOSA president, presented certificates of appreciation to the City Commission and Commissioner Noland for donating money to their nationals tournament. Ms. Gardaphe also updated the commission on the DBHS HOSA Chapter's taking second place overall, second place for their newsletter and the individuals' placement in the top ten. Ms. Gardaphe ranked number one in the state of Florida.

BOND RATING UPDATE

Mayor Capellini stated that the City Manager, City Attorney, Finance Director and he went to New York City to see if it would be possible to have our bond rating increased to a AA. They visited Fitch and Associates, Standard and Poors and Moody. We could save the taxpayers money in interest payments if the bond rating was higher.

WRITTEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION

MIDDLE SCHOOL CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE

Ms. Julie Rada, turned the discussion over to Ms. Kal of the Deerfield Beach Middle School Belarusian cultural exchange program. Ms. Kal thanked the Commission for their support and updated the City Commission on how the donation was spent. She advised that the Belarusian children went to Tallahassee. The American and Belarusian children worked together on a pamphlet that discussed reasons why children use drugs. She thanked the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club, the Pompano Beach Rotary Club and the Soroptomists International for their financial assistance. Additionally, she thanked Publix Supermarkets for allowing them to sell hot dogs.

The Deerfield Beach Middle School children went to Belarus for a month and saw Red Square in Moscow. The grant was for a three-year period and the Deerfield Beach High School has agreed to take the program over for the next three years. She introduced the families involved with the program in Deerfield Beach. She presented the City Commission with a crystal vase from Belarus as a gift.

 

FLORIDA TRANSIT FEASIBILITY ORGANIZATION

Mr. John Rude and Ms. Claire Vickery, Florida Transit Feasibility Organization (FTFO), discussed the passenger transit on the FEC Railroad corridor. Ms. Vickery asked for financial support for a regional intermodal economic development plan with east/west connections which would include the FEC Railroad as a mode of transit and a hub for development named the South Florida Rail Corridor Feasibility Project. She explained that this was the evolution of the FTFO. She advised they have received $1 million in combined funds from the state and federal governments and $67,000.00 to date from local governments. She requested $10,000.00 from Deerfield Beach toward the project in the upcoming budgetary process for a scope of services study. She asked if the Commission had any questions.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed asked if the $10,000.00 payment was prorated for the different cities.

Ms. Vickery responded that the amount is based on population at $2,500.00, $4,000.00, $5,000.00, and $10,000.00 funding levels. The more people a city has the more likely they are to use transportation.

Mayor Capellini questioned why Deerfield Beach pays the same amount as Fort Lauderdale.

Ms. Vickery explained that the key players are those cities which have a population over 50,000 and there are only a few of those.

City Manager Larry Deetjen stated that the formula is flawed because it does not taken into account the ad valorem tax base, which would demonstrate the ability to pay. He added it was unreasonable to expect a city like Deerfield Beach to be compared to a city like Fort Lauderdale, which has a number of economic advantages being the county seat.

Ms. Vickery said she would be willing work with the city on the equitability of payments.

City Manager Deetjen suggested the formula of ad valorem taxes weighted at 75% and the population per capita at 25% and divide.

PUBLIC HEARINGS CHANGE OF USE

GREENFIELD REALTY

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

Change of use - Greenfield Realty

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from general contractor (HDL Construction, Inc.) to real estate brokerage at 840 S. Military Trail.

 

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

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

MO LINE LIMITED, INC.

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

Change of use - MO Line Limited, Inc.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from Distributor (Bunjeez) to Manufacture, wholesale, and mail order sales of skateboards and other novelty items at 242 S. Military Trail.

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

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

HART-LINES BY VALERIE, INC

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

Change of use - Hart-Lines by Valerie, Inc.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from machine shop (Advanced International Machining, Inc.) to drapery workroom at 1059 SW 30 Ave.

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

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

BUY RITE OFFICE FURNITURE

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

Change of use - Buy Rite Office Furniture

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from restaurant (Deerfield Ice Cream Factory, Inc.) to retail office furniture at 1013 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

 

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

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

COASTAL FUTURE AND OPTIONS, INC.

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

Change of use - Coastal Future and Options, Inc.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from photographer (E.S. Photography to full service commodity firm at 1300 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

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

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

FROSTY BITES

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

Change of use - Frosty Bites

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from processing (Kitchens of the Ocean) to commercial kitchen at 126 SE 5th Ct.

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

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

FIRST CHOICE STEEL BUILDERS, INC.

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

Change of use - First Choice Steel Builders, Inc.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from House of worship (Chabad of South Florida) to Business office for sale of pre-engineered steel buildings at 3507 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

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

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

DESIGN IN STONE, INC.

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

Change of use - Design in Stone, Inc.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 13, 2000

Change of use from store (Cates Classic Candy) to sale of marble, granite, porcelain, & stone products (showroom only) at 819A SE 8th Ave.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

REORGANIZE HUMAN RESOURCES

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

Ordinance 2000/014

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH PROVIDING FOR A REORGANIZATION OF CITY ADMINISTRATION, CREATING A NEW DIVISION IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT THAT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE CITY'S WEBSITE, AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES, AND INFORMATION REPORTING TO RESIDENTS

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel - May 6, 2000

Mayor Capellini opened the hearing to the public, but no one came forward to speak.

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

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

QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS

APPLICATION 99-B3-80, JASON BIBI BY LAWRENCE KRAMER

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

Application 99-B3-80, Jason Bibi by Lawrence Kramer

To construct a general business facility consisting of two buildings totaling 14,046 square feet at 2573 West Hillsboro Boulevard.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 7, 2000

Planning and Growth Management Director Gerald Ferguson reminded the Commission that this item was previously reviewed by them and was denied. The applicant removed the automotive element from the site plan. The site plan meets all code requirements.

Dick Coker, representing the applicant, waived his right to a quasi-judicial public hearing and stated that the site plan now meets all requirements under the City Code. He asked for approval of the application.

Commissioner Noland asked what type of business would be in the building now.

Mr. Coker replied that there are no plans for specific usage. The zoning is B3 and he will consider whatever the code permits.

Mayor Capellini asked if the Planning and Zoning Board had seen the new site plan.

City Attorney Maurodis interjected that Mr. Ferguson asked him whether or not the site plan should go back to the Planning and Zoning Board. Mr. Maurodis was of the opinion that it should go directly to the City Commission. Mr. Maurodis added that remanding the plan to the Planning and Zoning Board was an option.

Mr. Ferguson announced that this quasi-judicial was noticed in the paper and notices were mailed out to residents in the area.

Mayor Capellini opened the meeting to the public.

Steve Gonot, 2355 Country Club Blvd., and president of the Pines Homeowners' Association, stated he did not receive any notice and he did not see it in the paper. He requested the site plan be remanded back to Planning and Zoning Board.

Mayor Capellini responded that the City mails notices to only those residents within a 300 foot radius of the project and this is why many people who are concerned about the project did not receive a notice.

Mr. Coker told the Commission that this would make the third time the City Commission reviewed this site plan. It has been before the Planning and Zoning Board twice, and architectural review. The site plan had not changed at any point, except for the use and a couple of enhancements.

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

A motion to remand the site plan back to the Planning and Zoning Board was made by Commissioner Trinchitella and seconded by Commissioner Clarke-Reed. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland Commissioner Trinchitella, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

APPLICATION 00-RM25-60 AND CASE NO. 1711, RETTGER RESORTS BEACH CLUB BY HARRY RETTGER

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

Application 00-RM25-60 And Case No. 1711, Rettger Resorts Beach Club by Harry Rettger

Site plan modification to construct two second-floor column-supported balconies, to erect a new deck with an accessory structure (tiki hut), and to remove a portion of the existing pavers to provide a new landscape area; AND Seeking a variance from the provisions of Section 98-73(b) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to erect an accessory structure (tiki hut) which will be set back 7.1 feet from the east street-frontage property line rather than 25 feet; AND seeking a variance from the provisions of Section 98-73(b) in order to erect an accessory structure (wooden deck 2.5 feet above grade) which will be set back 2 feet from the side property line rather than 10 feet; AND seeking a variance from the provisions of Section 98-61 in order to construct two (2) column-supported balconies, one of which will be set back 13.5 feet from the east street-frontage property line rather than 25 feet, and one of which will be set back 9 feet from the side property line rather than 10 feet at 100 N. E. 20th Terrace.

Legally advertised Sun-Sentinel: May 7, 2000

The applicant waived his right to a quasi-judicial proceeding.

Mr. Ferguson stated that it met the requirements of the Development Review Committee. He said that the tiki hut would encroach on the set back.

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

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

GENERAL ITEMS

FULL FLORIDA TURNPIKE EXCHANGE AT SW 10TH STREET AND SAWGRASS EXPRESSWAY

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution by title only:

Resolution 2000/083

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, LISTING THE CITY'S HIGHEST UNFUNDED TRANSPORTATION PRIORITY, PROVIDING FOR SUBMISSION TO THE TECHNICAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND THE BROWARD COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

Mayor Capellini asked the Broward County DPEP/MPO and the FDOT to use "newly found monies" to fund the exchange. He asked if we could also send a letter to the MPO asking that we be placed back on the MPO.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed asked if we had two projects before the MPO. The mayor stated we have three.

Commissioner Trinchitella added that he had no objection to the letter, but we should not forget the other two projects, Dixie Highway and the widening of 10th Street. He cautioned that FDOT's long range goal was to make 10th Street another I-595 exchange containing lots of pass-overs.

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

APPOINT MEMBERS TO COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution by title only:

Resolution 2000/084

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE DEERFIELD BEACH COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD

Commissioner Clarke-Reed said she asked this be placed on the agenda because she had people in the community ask about this board. She referred the people to the City Clerk's office to complete an application. She asked her fellow commissioners to think about who they may want to appoint.

No action was taken.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HILLSBORO COMMONS ALLEY

The alley is located on west side of Hillsboro Commons and would be temporarily closed during construction. Commissioner Noland recommended that the businesses on the west side of the building be notified prior to the temporary closure.

Commissioner Noland made a motion that the alley be closed for up to six months and if the developer needed more time, he could come before the commission. Commissioner Trinchitella seconded the motion. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland Commissioner Trinchitella, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

APPROVAL OF 2000/2001 BUDGET CALENDAR

The recommendation was that the public hearings be held on the first and third Tuesdays in September (September 5 &19, 2000) and the budget workshops be held August 21 - 25, 2000.

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

AUTHORIZATION OF SUBMITTAL OF REVISED P-2000 APPLICATION

City Manager Deetjen advised the Commission that the city was working with the developers of the Ranch House and the gas station. He requested permission to resubmit the application and intent is to appraise all of the beach property of the upland area so that the City may continue the walkway from the pier to the North Beach Pavilion. The deadline is June 9, 2000 for the application.

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

DISCUSSION OF MEDIAONE CONTRACT

Commissioner Trinchitella updated the commission by stating he receives many calls regarding the MediaOne contract as the point-person for the city. He thinks direction should come from the Commission as to how they would like to proceed. MediaOne appears to agree with the conditions, but qualifies their agreement by adding statements that say, "as the law permits." He used the example of the city asking for 60 days notices prior to the raising of rates. He said that the law says the franchise must give at least 30 days notices, but says nothing about a longer period of time. Commissioner Trinchitella believes that that can be negotiated by the City. He added that MediaOne would like a fifteen year contract, but they should give the city a concession for each year. He recommended that the city stand firm.

Commissioner Noland agreed and added that it is very difficult to deal with MediaOne.

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

CONSENT AGENDA

CREATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY BOARD

City Attorney Maurodis read the following ordinance by title only:

Ordinance 2000/016

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH ESTABLISHING A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY BOARD

A motion to set the public hearing for June 6, 2000 was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed and seconded by Commissioner Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 1999/2000

City Attorney Maurodis read the following ordinance by title only:

Ordinance 2000/017

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2000, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A motion to set the public hearing for June 6, 2000 was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed and seconded by Commissioner Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN RECYCLED PLASTIC, BTW INDUSTRIES AND POLYWOOD, INC.

City Attorney Maurodis read the following resolution by title only:

Resolution 2000/085

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN RECYCLED PLASTIC, INC., BTW INDUSTRIES, AND POLYWOOD, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF RECYCLED PLASTIC LUMBER AND RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS, FOR A TOTAL COST OF $15,000.00, PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BROWARD GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING GROUP, BID #1998-99/06, AND SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE

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

APPOINT MEMBERS TO PERFORMING ARTS BOARD

Resolution 2000/086

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE DEERFIELD BEACH COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BOARD

A motion to table this item was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed and seconded by Commissioner Noland. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

AMERICAN WIND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

To perform June 1 - 4, 2000 and June 11, 2000 in honor of the City's 75th Anniversary Jubilee.

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

SUPPORT S. 1941, FIREFIGHTERS' INVESTMENT AND RESPONSE ENHANCEMENT ACT

A letter needs to be sent to Senators Graham and Mack to support this federal legislation which would give local governments funding for Fire/Rescue Services.

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

 

AMENDMENT TO DELTA RECYCLING CONTRACT

Resolution 2000/087

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE RECYCLING AGREEMENT WITH DELTA RECYCLING CORP. WHICH WAS ENTERED INTO BY THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH ON DECEMBER 14, 1998

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

None

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

MAY 2, 2000 MINUTES

Commissioner Noland asked that her comments regarding beach renourishment/offshore dredging be added to the minutes of May 2, 2000 along with Greg Rogers comments.

OFFSHORE DREDGING

Commissioner Noland added that offshore dredging of Deerfield's beaches will be a disaster for our community and it should not be allowed. She urged everyone in the City to become involved with the prevention of this action. Additionally, she said the Commission would keep the community apprised of any new developments.

CENSUS 2000

Commissioner Noland stressed the importance of positively responding to census enumerators when they come to one's house. Some people in District One have been chasing enumerators away when they come to their doors. She explained that the enumerators are not trying to find out people's personal information, but to have an accurate account of the size of the population and its demographics. Dollars are allocated depending upon this information.

BEACH BLOWOUT

Commissioner Noland encouraged all to come out and enjoy the Beach Blowout and learn about hurricane mitigation. She added that smart cards for the beach parking meters would be available for free on Saturday.

MANGO FESTIVAL BALL

Commissioner Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed invited everyone to purchase a $35.00 ticket to attend the Mango Festival Ball being held on June 16 at the Deerfield Beach Hilton. Commissioner Clarke-Reed added that congratulations were in order for Commissioner Trinchitella for an event in his honor. She added that she would not be able to attend the function as she was going to be installed at the Second Vice President for the Broward League of Cities.

PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

Steve Gonot, 2355 Deer Creek Boulevard, said that a problem existed with traffic going in and out of Independence Bay and the Waterways. He asked the City Commission if they could request that FDOT look into a light signal in that vicinity. He assisted a census team recently and suggested that they use the US Postal Service as an address resource. Commissioner Noland added that BSO has been of great assistance to the residents by catching speeders and helping with traffic flow.

Coach Guthrie, Deerfield Beach High School Softball, said he turned in a letter to the City Manager's office which was misplaced. His letter requested financial assistance for the girls' summer league. Last year the girls won a tournament division. The program is improving because of the extra play and the travel. It has also helped the girls gain scholarship opportunities. It was added that it is already a budgeted item for this fiscal year. Commissioner Noland asked if the girls were from Deerfield Beach and the coach replied that many were.

Ada Graham Johnson, 3271 SW 4 Street, voiced concern about reserving Mayo Howard Park. She described a recent incident in which the park was reserved to two individuals for the same date and time. Both were issued permits by Community Services. She asked if the City could look into that situation. City Manager Larry Deetjen asked Ms. Johnson to stay after the meeting to talk to the Community Services Director Vince Kendrick. Commissioner Clarke-Reed said she received a call about this matter and asked that park reservations be handled at a central location, like Pioneer Park.

David London, 1480 SW 11 Way, congratulated three Deerfield Beach High School students won the Silver Knight Award. He believes the FAU research park should be used to study cryonics. JM Family automotive training center should look into building pedal-powered buses.

Mary Elizabeth Purbanik thanked the City Commission for remanding the Jason Bibi application. She added that many of the people in Deer Creek live in the North, and were not able to attend the meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM

 

 

 


ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR

 

Attest:

 

 


FELICIA M. BRAVO, CITY CLERK