REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

CITY COMMISSION

 Tuesday, November 21, 2000  7:00 P.M.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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 Peggy Noland

                                    Commissioner Amadeo Trinchitella

Vice Mayor Kathy Shaddow

Mayor Albert Capellini, P.E.

           

 

Also Present:             Assistant City Attorney Charles Seamen

                                    Finance Director David Bok

City Clerk Felicia Bravo

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

The invocation was offered by Reverend Tony Farmer of New Life Church followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

 Special Meeting of the Commission - November 1, 2000

 Regular Meeting of the Commission - November 7, 2000

 

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BOARD MINUTES

           

1.      Board of Adjustment - September 28, 2000

2.      Commercial Vehicle Review Board - October 24, 2000

3.      Planning and Zoning Board - October 5, 2000

4.      Police Pension Board - September 18, 2000

 

The Commission acknowledged the above board minutes.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT VIDEO

 

A short video was played showing the construction of Fort Riverbend Playground.

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO MIKE CASON

 

A Certificate of Appreciation was given to Mike Cason for a successful city auction that yielded more than $40,000.00.

 

NEW CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM

 

Cheryl Miller and Donald Freedland discussed a new curbside recycling program for mixed paper, which includes magazines, newspaper inserts, shopping receipts, cereal/paper boxes and office paper.  This program will save the city over $80.00 per ton in tipping fees. The program begins December 1st, 2000.

 

Residents can call Solid Waste/Recycling to have a green bin dropped off at their residence.  The pick up day will be the same as the rest of the recycled goods.

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO AL CHRISTIE

 

A Certificate of Appreciation was given to Al Christie of Deerfield Park Elementary School for the donation of books to the Westside Park Library.

 

Commissioner Clarke-Reed introduced Al Christie, a teacher at Deerfield Park Elementary School.

 

Mr. Christie apologized for being late. He told a story of how he used chocolate chip cookies and dinosaurs to inspire his students to read. He is very appreciative of the certificate given to him and is energized to move forward in his quest for everyone to learn to read.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW FIREFIGHTER ARTISKA DORSEY

 

Battalion Chief Jim Mathie introduced new firefighter Artiska Dorsey to the city commission.  Ms. Dorsey is the last of the new group of hires needed to staff the newly annexed area.

 

WORLD FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE

 

Firefighters thanked the City Commission for their support of the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Las Vegas.

 

The men’s relay team came in second place in the nation. The women’s team placed second in the world and are number one in the United States. A brief video of the men’s relay team was shown.

 

Ed Daughterty, a partner in a physical therapist business, filmed the event.  He was impressed with the physical ability of the contestants and hopes the city continues to support the event. He was pleased to be associated with the group and hopes to be again.

 

WRITTEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION

 

DBHS GIRLS' BASKETBALL BOOSTER CLUB REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

 

Mr. Bogan, DBHS Girls' Basketball Booster Club, asked the City Commission for financial assistance for the team's 2000/2001 season. Mr. Bogan is excited about the program. They have won two state titles and came in second nationally. Participation has been tremendous.

 

Mayor Capellini informed Mr. Bogan that the city already sent a check in the amount of $2,500.00 to the booster club for this purpose. The city has supported the high school for the last eight years and will continue their support.

 

Mr. Bogan thanked the commission for their support.

 

BILL AND DIANE LUDWIG REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NATIONAL BIKE RIDE FOR “FOCUS ON THE FAMILY”

 

Mr. Ludwig, of 217 NE 8 Terrace, will ride two hundred miles for Focus on the Family in February 2001 over a three-day period. Started by Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family is a non-denomination Christian organization. Mr. Ludwig offered to donate one hour of community service to the city for every ten dollars donated to the ride.

 

Mayor Capellini said  the commission would take it under consideration.

 

Mr. Ludwig thanked the commission for their time. 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS – CHANGE OF USE

 

None

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

APPLICATION 00-R-130, MOGERMAN, O’LEARY & PATEL, III BY PRAKESH PATEL

 

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

Ordinance 2000/040

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY  OF DEERFIELD BEACH REZONING A  .319  ACRE PARCEL FROM RM-25 (RESIDENTIAL, MULTI-FAMILY) TO B-1 (COMMUNITY BUSINESS),  SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED AS LOTS 8 AND 23, BLOCK 5 OF OCEAN VUE, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE FILE, LOCATED AT 312  N.E.  20TH   AVENUE;  CONTAINING  A  PROVISION  FOR    REVISION  OF  THE   CITY   ZONING   MAP;   CONTAINING  A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;  CONTAINING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Dennis Mele said the Planning and Zoning Board approved this rezoning, and also the site plan that is part of H-6, at their last meeting.

 

Commissioner Noland wants on the record that Mr. Mele and the people that he represents, Mogerman, O’Leary and Patel, have met with Materies and are very happy with what is going on.

 

James Higgins, 325 NE 20 Avenue, stated he had written a letter and mailed copies to each commissioner and also delivered copies to the City Clerk’s office. The letter was a revision from the letter that was sent to Planning and Zoning. Mr. Higgins supports the beach redevelopment program, but does not support the rezoning of the proposed Ordinance 2000/040. The property is directly in front of his home. He would like, and thinks he has a right to know, the intended use of the property before the ordinance is passed. He suggested a variance rather than a rezoning. He does not want to see the property rezoned for commercial use.

 

Mayor Capellini said a variance was a good idea, however conditional variances cannot be issued because there has to be a hardship shown.

 

Barry Gorsen, 333 NE 21 Avenue, agrees Mr. Higgins property is relevant; however, 1/3 of the 176 families, which he represents, look directly at the parking lot. A second third of the 176 families indirectly look at the parking lot. Mr. Gorsen urges the approval of the rezoning. He thinks this area needs some attention and it will be an improvement.

 

Will Derian, who owns property and runs a business on the beach, met Michael O’Leary this past year. He says Mr. O’Leary has attended all of the CRA meetings and investigated the potentials for the property in question, which is known as a blighted area and needs a lot of attention. He feels the company (Mogerman, O’Leary and Patel) is a good company and is in favor of the rezoning.

 

Mike O’Leary, Mogerman, O’Leary and Patel, thanked both citizens in favor and not in favor for speaking their positions. The properties north of the pier need some help and their hope is to build some low density type of activity that would improve the beach area. They have been moving their financial interest from the Ft. Lauderdale area to Deerfield Beach where they feel the city is moving in the direction for the future with a responsible development plan. He thanked the commission for the opportunity to speak and hopes that they support the rezoning.      

 

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

 

Commissioner Noland thanks Mogerman, O’Leary and Patel for coming into our community and offering to improve it. 

 

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

 

AMEND TREE PRESERVATION

 

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

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/041

 

AN ORDINANCE  OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AMENDING  SECTION 98-81 OF THE DEERFIELD BEACH LAND DEVELOPMENT  CODE  RELATING TO TREE PRESERVATION; CONTAINING A  PROVISION  FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE, CONTAINING  A PROVISION FOR SEVERABILITY; CONTAINING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

No one from the public offered to speak.

 

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

 

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

 

PROHIBIT FEEDING OF WILD BIRDS

 

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

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2000/042

                                                         

AN  ORDINANCE  OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD  BEACH CREATING A NEW SECTION OF THE CITY CODE PROHIBITING  THE  FEEDING  OF  WILD  BIRDS ON THE BEACH; CONTAINING  A  PROVISION FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; CONTAINING   A   SEVERABILITY   CLAUSE;   CONTAINING  AN EFFECTIVE DATE 

 

Mayor Capellini asked why are we providing an ordinance only for the beach.

 

Commissioner Noland asked for the ordinance due to numerous complaints from hotel and motel owners. The complaint is that there are people every morning feeding many pigeons and sea gulls.

 

Barry Gorsen asked about the sidewalk adjacent to the beach. The commission responded  that the ordinance included the sidewalk as well.

 

James Higgins can not imagine why there would be an ordinance prohibiting feeding of wild birds. Old people and small children enjoy feeding the birds.

 

Commissioner Noland said the beaches at Pompano Beach were closed because of a bacteria that the birds carried.

 

Mr. Higgins said he has always fed birds and had never heard of a problem.

 

William Jeffers is against feeding all wild animals.                                     

 

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

 

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

 

QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS

 

Assistant City Attorney Charles Seaman swore in all those who would provide testimony in the following items.

 

APPLICATION 00-P-154, ABDO INVESTMENTS, INC., BY PETER SABGA

 

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

 

Application 00-P-154, Abdo Investments, Inc., by Peter Sabga

 

To plat 5.919 acres to be known as Hillsboro Commerce Park located at 232-288 S. W. 12th Avenue.

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

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

 

APPLICATION 92-B1-105 REVISION 1 AND CASE NO. 1745, KOSTAS & KATHY ALEXOPOULOS D/B/A MIAMI SUBS

 

To modify the existing site plan to remove the use restriction on 2,050 square feet of floor area; AND seeking a Variance from Section 18-143 of the Deerfield Beach City Code to allow more than 14 amusement games in a building that is less than 10,000 square feet in size; and seeking a Technical Deviation for 14 parking spaces in accordance with the provisions of Section 98-88 (q) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code at 3317 West Hillsboro Blvd.

 

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

 

Gerald Ferguson, Director of Planning and Growth Management,  stated this was approved by the commission in 1992 subject to keeping a certain amount of space vacant in the building. Ownership has changed and they are requesting a removal of that restriction so the space can be used to expand their existing amusement game area.

 

No further comments from the public. 

 

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

 

There was discussion among the commissioners as to rather they could have less games. Mayor Capellini is concerned that if they should sell their business the new owners could come in and make the establishment a video game place rather than a restaurant that happens to have video games.  His suggestion is to allow the change of use with the condition that if they were to sell there has to be a provision that the new owners also serve food.

 

Commissioner Shaddow  suggested if they sell that it be non-assignable to the new owner.

 

All commissioners and the owners of the business agreed.

 

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

 

SIGN CASE NO. 563, OTI PHARMACY

 

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

 

Sign Case No. 563, OTI Pharmacy

 

Seeking a variance from the provisions of Section 102-7(12) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to allow two (2) portable signs for a retail business.  The Code prohibits portable signs with the exception of “moveable menu boards” for restaurants at 1718 West Hillsboro Boulevard.

 

No action was taken on this item.

 

SIGN CASE NO. 564, BURGER KING BY GLENN LEVINS

 

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

 

Sign Case No. 564, Burger King by Glenn Levins

 

Seeking a variance from Section 102-8(c)(2) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to allow two (2) building signs which will not front on a right-of-way at 1303 South Military Trail.

 

No one offered to speak.

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

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

 

APPLICATION 00-RM25-64 AND CASE NO. 1738 BERTRAM WASSERMAN BY JACK HAWK

 

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

 

Application 00-RM25-64 and Case No. 1738 Bertram Wasserman by Jack Hawk

 

To convert an existing apartment building into an 8-unit motel; AND seeking 8 VARIANCES from the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code:  (1) from the provisions of Section 98-61 to allow 20% minimum landscaped area rather than 25% as required by Code; (2) from the provisions of Section 98-73(3) to allow an existing shuffleboard court to be located 8 inches from the south property line rather than 10 feet as required by Code; (3) from the provisions of Section 98-73(3) to allow an existing patio to be located 1 foot 4 inches from the east property line and 2 feet 4 inches and 0 feet from the north property line rather than 5 feet as required by Code; (4) from the provisions of Section 98-80(b)(1) in order to allow no perimeter landscape buffer along S.E. 7th Street rather than a 10-foot wide buffer as required by Code; (5) from the provisions of Section 98-80(b)(2) in order to allow no perimeter landscape buffer along the north property line rather than a 5-foot wide buffer as required by Code; (6) from the provisions of Section 98-80(b)(2) in order to allow a 3-foot 8-inch wide perimeter landscape buffer along the east property line rather than 5 feet as required by Code; (7) from the provisions of Section 98-88(e) in order to allow parking which will necessitate that vehicles back into the right-of-way (the Code requires off-street parking with no backing into the right-of-way); AND (8) from the provisions of Schedule C in order to allow said parking spaces to be 12 feet long rather than 20 feet as required by Code; AND also seeking CONDITIONAL USE approval in accordance with the provisions of Section 98-49(c)(1) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to convert the apartments into a motel.  Property is located at 696 S. E. 20th Avenue.

 

Jack Hawk addressed landscaping and parking. They are trying to meet and comply with the code.

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

Previous owner made changes upstairs from a family unit to several apartments.

 

Commissioner Noland asked when the property was purchased was he aware of the changes to the property.

 

Mr. Wasserman wasn’t aware that permits had not been pulled for the changes.

 

Commissioner Noland is concerned that he bought the property without properly checking the records in regards to permits. She is also concerned that too many items needs to be addressed before going further with a conversion of the property. Are there fire walls between the apartments? Is the electric up to standards?

 

Mayor Capellini asked if he was in compliance with fire rated walls. If the building is brought up to code electrically and structurally they would be more likely to approve the non-conforming use.

 

There was discussion that if they went back to a six unit as opposed to an eight unit that they would still be in non-compliance with regard to landscaping, parking, etc. Commissioner Shaddow asked if time is an issue.

 

Wasserman replied that it may be.

 

Mayor Capellini suggested it be tabled it for now and see what can be done to bring the building up to code before deciding the outcome.

 

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

 

APPLICATION 00-B1-150 AND CASE NO. 1725 MOGERMAN, O’LEARY & PATEL, III BY PRAKESH PATEL

 

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

 

Application 00-B1-150 and Case No. 1725 Mogerman, O’Leary & Patel, III by Prakesh Patel

 

To demolish existing commercial and residential buildings and construct a 99-space parking lot; AND seeking 3 VARIANCES from the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code:  (1) from the provisions of Schedule C in order to allow parking spaces to be 9 feet wide rather than 10 feet wide as required by Code; (2) from the provisions of Section 98-80(c) in order to allow terminal landscape islands to be 4 feet wide (at the narrowest point) rather than 10 feet wide as required by Code; and to allow one interior landscape island 8.1 feet wide by 162 feet long rather than five landscape islands 10 feet wide by 18 feet long as required by Code; AND (3) from the provisions of Section 98-77(3) in order to allow a 20-foot wide landscape buffer along the north property line (abutting residentially- zoned property) rather than a 6-foot CBS wall as required by Code.  Property located at 301 N .E. 20th Avenue.

 

Dennis Mele, on behalf of the applicant, said the site plan complies with the code requirement. 

 

James Higgins, 325 NE 20 Avenue, believes the proposal is very attractive and if it were to stay that way (as planned) for twenty years he would be very happy with that. However, even though there are added trees and added landscaping he is concerned that they may deviate from the plan. If a piece of property is zoned for a particular use the board is not supposed to be able to dictate the use of that property. He is however in favor of the proposal.

 

Susan Pietra owns property at 1979 NE 3 Street (resides at 1375 SW 12 St, Boca Raton)  which is directly west of the property in question. She asked that if they want a variance to decrease the size of the parking space, was the code originated to help insure against property damage. Also, there should be no access in or out on the west side of the property. Will property be open for 24 hour for parking?

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATION 00-B2-87 DEERFIELD BEACH HOSPITALITY, LTD. BY JOHN VAUGHAN

 

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

 

Application 00-B2-87 Deerfield Beach Hospitality, Ltd. by John Vaughan

 

To construct a four-story 106-room hotel at 241 S. W. Natura Boulevard.

 

No one from the public chose to speak.

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL ITEMS

 

CASE NO. 1727 – RICHARD TROIA - APPEAL OF BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DENIAL OF VARIANCE REQUEST

 

Mr. Troia appealed a Board of Adjustment (BOA) decision denying a variance for a boat lift at 1597 SE 8 Street.

 

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

 

CASE 1742 -   HOWARD DEKKERS  - REVIEW BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DECISION OF VARIANCE REQUEST

 

Mr. Dekkers sought a variance from  the  provisions  of  Section 98-61 of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to allow a room addition to an existing single-family home which will be located 17.83 from the front property line rather than 25 feet as allowed by Code at 1527 S. E. 13th Street.  The City Commission reviewed the approval made by BOA on October 26, 2000.

 

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

 

CASE NO. 1743 – PATRICK KING - APPEAL OF BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DENIAL OF VARIANCE REQUEST

 

Mr. King appealed a BOA decision denying a setback variance for a canvas awning structure at 1925 NE 3 Street.

 

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

 

CANCEL DECEMBER 5, 2000 MEETING

 

Commissioner Clarke-Reed reminded the City Commission that the National League of Cities annual conference was to be held the first week in December. As several members of the commission would be at the conference, she recommended that the first meeting of the month be cancelled.

 

The City Commission concurred and informally agreed to only have one meeting in December, the regularly scheduled meeting of December 19, 2000.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

REAPPOINT ALTERNATE TO COMMUNITY APPEARANCE BOARD

 

RESOLUTION 2000/166

                                                                                                                                        

A RESOLUTION RE-APPOINTING AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE DEERFIELD BEACH  COMMUNITY APPEARANCE BOARD                                           

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

SUPPORT LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/167

                                                                

A  RESOLUTION  OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY OF DEERFIELD  BEACH, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY  (LMS)  ADOPTED  BY  THE  BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

AUTHORIZATION TO APPLY FOR GRANT - MOC I CENTER

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/168

                                                           

A  RESOLUTION  OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA,  AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO  ACQUIRE AND ACCEPT A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF UP TO $400,000 TO RETROFIT THE MOC 1 TO MAKE IT ABLE TO WITHSTAND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

AUTHORIZATION TO APPLY FOR GRANT- SAFE ROOMS

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/169

                                                            

A  RESOLUTION  OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA,  AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SEEK  A  GRANT  IN   THE   AMOUNT   OF  $53,000  TO  BUILD APPROXIMATELY 22 SAFE ROOMS FOR SELECTED RESIDENTS

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

PURCHASE FORD E250 CARGO VAN

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/170

                                                            

A  RESOLUTION OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY  OF DEERFIELD  BEACH  AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER  INTO A CONTRACT WITH DUVAL FORD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A FORD E-250  CARGO VAN FOR THE SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT THRIFT  SHOP,  FOR   A   TOTAL  COST  OF  $19,629.00,  AND SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

PURCHASE CURB SORTER KANN TROUGH LOADER

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/171

                                                             

A  RESOLUTION OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY  OF DEERFIELD  BEACH  AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ROWLAND EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE  OF  ONE  CURB  SORTER KANN TROUGH LOADER FOR THE RECYCLING  DIVISION,  FOR A TOTAL COST OF $105,225.00, AND SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE 

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

PURCHASE VEHICLE EXTRICATION EQUIPMENT

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/172

                                                           

A  RESOLUTION OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY  OF DEERFIELD  BEACH  AUTHORIZING  THE  CITY  TO  ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH  HOLMATRO  RESCUE  EQUIPMENT,  INC.  FOR THE PURCHASE  OF   VEHICLE   EXTRICATION   EQUIPMENT  FOR  THE DEPARTMENT  OF  FIRE   RESCUE,   FOR   A  TOTAL  PRICE  OF $105,000.00, AND SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

 

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2000/173

                                                            

A  RESOLUTION OF  THE  CITY  COMMISSION  OF  THE  CITY  OF DEERFIELD  BEACH  AUTHORIZING  THE  CITY  TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY FOR THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL PARK LAND FOR QUIET WATERS PARK 

 

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, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

           

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

None

 

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

 

Commissioner Noland questioned her fellow commissioners regarding Mr. Diamond’s concern of the feeding of sharks. Mayor Capellini was under the impression there was a letter to be written under his signature. Commissioner Noland said a letter had never been written and this is a serious matter. There needs to be a follow. Mayor Capellini said he would follow up with a letter the next day.

 

PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

 

Angela Comotto thanked everyone  who voted against the beach park.  She asked the commissioners to listen to the voters. We do not want a parking garage on the main beach or  have it used for commerce.

 

Gene Ash, 960 Crystal Lake Drive, spoke of the noise of jet skis and the aircraft at Crystal Lake.

 

Mayor Capellini replied the city is in the process of negotiating for the lake. Once we are in possession of it,  the city can put restrictions on the noise. Commissioner Shaddow  thought Larry Deetjen was going to follow up on this matter.

 

Mr. Ash replied that Mr. Deetjen was supposed to get back with him, but did not.

 

Commissioner Shaddow thinks we need to get code enforcement to look into the allegations. Mr. Ash should give her times when the jet skis and seaplanes are present.

 

Mr. Ash is worried about possible lawsuits should there be an accident.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM.

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

                                                               ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR

 

 

                                                               Attest:

 

 

 

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                                                               FELICIA M. BRAVO, CITY CLERK