REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH CITY COMMISSION

Tuesday February 20, 7:00 P.M.



The meeting was called to order at 7:08 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 AmadeoTrinchitella Vice Mayor Kathy Shaddow Mayor Albert Capellini, P.E. Also Present: City Attorney Andrew Maurodis City Manager Larry Deetjen Acting City Clerk, Lynn Barnes

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The invocation was offered by Father Brusca followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular Meeting of the Commission – February 6, 2001 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. Planning & Zoning Board – December 7, 2000, January 5, 2001 The Commission acknowledged the above board minutes.

PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT VIDEO A short video was shown of the Founders Day Parade and activities.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR JOHNNY ROBERTS Mayor Capellini presented Johnny Roberts a Certificate of Appreciation for twenty-five years of employment with the City of Deerfield Beach and congratulated him on his retirement.

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AWARD PRESENTED BY DONALD FREEDLAND OF PUBLIC WORKS Trent Lacey in Grounds Maintenance was presented with the employee of the month award for January 2001. Trent Lacey has a perfect attendance and is considered to be a model employee.

PROCLAMATION FOR JAMES LEE WITT Proclamation was read and accepted for James Lee Witt by Mayor Capellini. James Lee Witt will be in Deerfield Beach on February 22, 2001 to lead the dedication of the Marina One Yacht Club. He will be presented the proclamation at that time.

SOUTH FLORIDA MITIGATION CENTER UPDATE BY JIM MATHIE, DIVISION CHIEF Jim Mathie showed a site plan of the South Florida Mitigation Center, next to the State Farm Good Neighbor House. This site is the old FDOT rest stop, it’s part of the eight million bond issue that was passed in November of 1999 by the citizens of Deerfield Beach. This is the one and only mitigation center in the nation. The hurricane building will be part museum. It will actually show how a storm progresses. This will help in the education and hurricane preparedness for possible future storms.

Mayor Capellini thinks this will be a great attraction for the community, such as the Good Neighbor House.

BEACH NOURISHMENT RESOLUTION BY COMMISSIONER PEGGY NOLAND Resolution 2001/029 was read by City Attorney Andrew Maurodis. Commissioner Noland is strongly objecting the dredging of sand from the coast of Deerfield Beach until there is scientific proof that it will not have a negative impact on our beaches.

Motion to approve was 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.

WRITTEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION

BEULAH HILL SPOKE OF NEEDING STOP SIGNS Ms. Hill is asking for a four way stop sign at SW 14 Street at the intersections of SW 5 Avenue, SW 6 Avenue and SW 9 Avenue. There have been many accidents and a death last year.

Mayor Capellini said that this issue has been directed to the county and was rejected. He agrees something needs to be done and suggested the city install their own signs until something is worked out.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed also said the intersection at Pic-N-Pay (Hillsboro Boulevard) is a dangerous area as well. There was a lady killed there on Sunday morning. This is not the first person killed at this intersection.

Vice Mayor Shaddow agreed and added that a crosswalk may help.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that excessive speeding between Martin Luther King and Dixie Highway is a problem.

Commissioner Noland stated Federal Highway and 7th Court also needs to have the light moved. She’s been trying for 3 years and the light has not been moved and accidents continue to happen at this intersection.

City Manager Larry Deetjen said the accident involving the grandmother at 202 East Hillsboro Boulevard occurred at 6:39 a.m. It is dark along that area, the police think it was a hit and run. Unless there are changes made, and without the support of the state, there will continue to be accidents at this intersection. The state has repeatedly been asked to relocate the light at 7th Court to no avail. Hillsboro Boulevard and Federal Highway are both state highways and is he states responsibility to make the changes. If the city makes the changes the city will not be reimbursed for the expense. Congressman Clay Shaw met with the Mayor and the other Commissioners and discussed the problem and he, along with Mr. Castro walked the intersection to see how bad it is. This is the year that we will have the opportunity to have congress fund for that improvement.

Larry Deetjen reported that several election signs have been vandalized. Broward County Crimestoppers have been notified. Also there has been a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with this vandalism. Citizens are encouraged to inform the city if they have any information.

ANTHONY DE ANGELO REGARDING GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA TROOP NO. 500 This troop was involved in community functions such as the Deerfield Island Park cleanup, the Constitution Park planting and weeding, the beach clean up, Women In Distress, Children In Distress to name a few. Savannah Georgia is the home of the founder of the Girl Scouts. The troop has been planning a trip to Savannah and are $1204.08 short for having enough money to go on the trip. They asked for a contribution from the city for to make up the shortage.

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.

MATT PATTEN REGARDING TRAFFIC CALMING Mr. Patten has formed a citizen committee in Coral Manor Subdivision regarding traffic problems in this neighborhood. Mr. Patten read a short letter pertaining to the length of time he has lived there and the conditions then and now. Speeding and commercial traffic have become a problem for the neighborhood. He is asking the Commission for their approval for the committee.

Commissioner Noland made a motion for the committee to contact John McMahon to work with them and also be given the use of the City Manager’s Conference room for their meeting.

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

NATURA INC., REQUESTING FROM THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH TO RESCIND THE OCTOBER 1999 ORDER TO STOP THE ASSISTANCE OF THE $2500 PER MONTH AUDIT.

Mayor Capellini recapped what happened during that period.

Adolph, spokesman for Natura, said they have ear marked over $60,000 since construction, and they met the deadline of February 15th for the state revolving fund.

Larry Deetjen was quick to send a letter of support and it is now in the hands of the state to see if they will receive a grant or a low cost loan. When they started receiving city water into the irrigation system it raised the budget for the monthly water bill over $4,000. The $2500 helped, but when was rescinded it really hurt. They hope to have the grant or loan by July 2001.

Mayor Capellini asked if the money was made retroactive would the money be used for improvements?

Adolph replied the money would go right into the ear marked $60,000 budget.

They (Natura) are still receiving bids to replace or clean the pipes.

Mayor Capellini warned that funding such as this can take up to two years. The city will pursue this and help however they can.

They are asking for aid because it would be a financial burden to many people in the community to be assessed for $2200.00.

Vice Mayor Shaddow does not have a problem with reducing the monthly water bill again to help but is concerned how it will effect rates for other citizens over the long run.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed stated that the city would be giving Natura something that the rest of the citizens are not receiving.

Natura feels that maybe the city was remiss in their inspections. If they had irrigation meters maybe their water bills would be lower.

Mayor Capellini suggested installing irrigation meters to help defer the cost of the water bills. The city would incur the cost of the meters.

Vice Mayor Shaddow agreed this would be a fair solution.

Mayor Capellini agreed to the $2500 until August 1, 2001. The city manager was instructed to start proceeding immediately with the installation of the sprinkler meters.

Motion to approve was 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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS – CHANGE OF USE

CENTRO CRISTIANO 1ra

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

Centro Cristiano, 1ra - Change Of Use

Change of use from retail (Flowers by Linda) to personal service.

Services will be by appointment only and 8 people, including volunteers, will be present at any given time in the school. This will be an outreach center for the Hispanic community, to teach English, fill out job applications, teach musical instruments, counsel families, etc. The volunteers will pick up students when necessary.

Commissioner Noland is concerned about parking. She is not sure how it could be regulated that there would never be more than 8 people at the center.

A motion to close the public hearing 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.

Motion to table until March 20, 2001 was 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.

LC&M CONSULTANCY

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

LC&M Consultancy – Change of Use

Change of use from business advisor (A new Horizon Counseling, Inc.) to translation services and language school.

Services will be in the evening when the parking spaces are empty. The target is the Brazilian community and they mostly work and are only available for classes in the evening. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daytime hours will be used for translation and classes will be held in the evening.

Jerry Ferguson calculated the parking by standards of a vocational school.

A motion to close the public hearing 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.

Stipulation would be no more than 6 students and 2 instructors at any time. If another type of school went into this area they would be required to come before the Commission

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS

City Attorney Andrew Maurodis swore in all those who would provide testimony in the following items.

APPLICATION 01-PID-AA AND CASE NO. 1755, LIST INDUSTRIES, INC., BY JAIME M. PLANA

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

Application 01-PID-AA and case No. 1755, List Industries, Inc., by Jaime M. Plana.

Site plan modification to construc a 31, 141 square foot addition to an existing manufacturing/warehouse building for a total of 121,254 square feet; AND seeking a TECHNICAL DEVIATION for 15 parking spaces, on a 5.28 acre parcel described as Parcel 6 of HILLSBORO PLAZA, together with a portion of Sections 35 and 36, Township 47 South, Range 42 East more particularly described in the file, located at 401 NW 12 Avenue.

Mr. Plana represents List Industries who manufactures lockers for schools. Mr. Plana was contacted to design an addition to the facility.

Jerry Ferguson presented a rendering of the proposed modification. The Planning and Zoning Board recommendation is to approve the technical deviation and if the proposed Ordinance 2001/007 (public hearing will be March 6, 2001) passes then they (the applicant) agrees to re-stripe the existing parking lot, thereby gaining some of the 15 parking spaces back.

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.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed made a motion that the technical deviation be granted, subject to the following condition; if Ordinance 2001/007 is adopted, within 30 days thereafter the parking lot will be re-stripped to minimize the technical deviation.

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed 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.

SIGN VARIANCE CASE NO. 566 – SUNSHINE STORAGE, BY DENNIS TRANCHIDA

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

Sign Variance Case No. 566- Sunshine Storage, By Dennis Tranchida.

Seeking a VARIANCE from the provisions of Section 102-8 (C) of the Deerfield Beach Land Development Code in order to allow a building sign which will not be on a street frontage – 801 South Deerfield Avenue.

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 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.

LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT #26-A, ANNEXATION BOUNDARY CHANGE

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2001/003

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AMENDING THE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO INCLUDE AREAS INCORPORATED BY CITY ORDINANCE AND SPECIAL ACT OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE

Jerry Ferguson stated the 2nd public hearing will be held in October, 2001. This is a transmittal hearing only. This is for the purpose of updating the map for boundary changes.

A motion to close the public hearing was made by Commissioner Noland was seconded by Commissioner Trinchitella. 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 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.

LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENTS #27-A, CHANGE FORMER I-95 REST AREA PROPERTY (17 ACRES) FROM TRANSPORTATION TO COMMUNITY FACILITY AND LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT #28-A, CHANGE PUBLIC WORKS SITE (21 ACRES) FROM RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE TO COMMERCIAL

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2001/004

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AMENDING THE LAND USE MAP OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO PROVIDE FOR AMENDMENT OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE FORMER REST AREA OF I-95 FROM TRANSPORTATION TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES, AND A PARCEL OF PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC WORKS SITE FROM OPEN SPACE TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

Jerry Ferguson stated this is to change the land use

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.

The motion is to approve and recommend to Broward County that Broward County also approve.

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.

APPLICATION 00-B1-152 – JOHN ARTUSO, BY WILLIAM OSBORN

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

Application 00-B1-152 – John Artuso by William Osborn

To construct a 6,570 square-foot two story office/retail building on a .17 acre parcel described as Lots 28,29,30 and 31 of Palm Plaza, located at 811 S.E. 8 Avenue.

Mr. Osborn presented a rendering of the proposed building.

Jerry Ferguson said it has been approved CAB and the Planning & Zoning Board.

Commissioner Noland is concerned about parking. She claims on any given day there is no parking to be found.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked if we could do something like what was done in the Cove Shopping Center (special assessment).

Commissioner Noland replied that has already been done.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked Larry Deetjen what could be done.

Larry replied we could try and reconfigure and work out a developers agreement or a special assessment and assess the businesses going in to help pay for parking.

Mayor Capellini asked about the vacant land south of the shopping center. Could parking not be provided from this area.

Vice Mayor Shaddow suggested that if the Ordinance passes pertaining to reducing the size of parking spaces they could get more parking out of the parking lot.

Mr. Osborn conducted a traffic study on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 8, 10, 12, 2, 4 and 6 o’clock p.m. It varied from 17 empty parking places to 67 empty spaces. This was done the week before Christmas.

Commissioner Noland says she can not approve this until the city does something maybe a special assessment encouraging the businesses to do something to improve parking.

Mayor Capellini suggested they table it for now and look at using the vacant land he had mentioned earlier.

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 table for thirty days was made by Commissioner Noland and seconded by Commissioner Trinchitella. Roll call showed: YEAS: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. NAYS: None.

GENERAL ITEMS

REVIEW OF EXISTING SITE PLAN NON-COMPLIANCE BY HARDRIVES

To discuss the burning of rubber in the process of manufacturing asphalt by Hardrives.

Sgt. Bruce Swift presented a picture showing the machine thought to be the cause of the odor. The machine is owned by Bitcom, owned by Pavex and it uses rubber that comes from ground up tires to produce asphalt rubber binder, which is used for traction surface in state roads. Bitcom is an independent business from Pavex and have no occupation license. They have been sited but have since applied for their license.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked if they would come before the commission for their occupational license.

Sgt. Swift replied that he does not believe it will because he thinks it is county zoning.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked if the Commission had ever seen the Pavex site plan?

Jerry Ferguson replied no. The county would have reviewed the site plan.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked if there was a review when Bitcom was placed on Pavex site?

Jerry Ferguson replied no.

Vice Mayor Shaddow said she believed there should have been a site plan modification.

Andrew Maurodis said he would check on the jurisdiciton.

Vice Mayor Shaddow asked what kind of review would be done for the occupational license.

Commissioner Noland asked what type of environmental review this had to go through.

Sgt. Swift said they have contacted DPEP. They claim they have fielded some complaints.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed asked if there was anything that could be done to stop the work going on now.

Sgt. Swift replied they have been cited for not complying with the code.

City Attorney, Andrew Maurodis said that DPEP will be contacted to see what can be done.

Vice Mayor Shaddow wants a full site plan review of Pavex.

REVIEW OF DECISION OF BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – CASE NO. 1751, SHARON CHRISTY

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

APPOINT A HEARING OFFICER FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT

RESOLUTION NO. 2001/028

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH APPOINTING ALAN POLIN AS HEARING OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Trinchitella 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.

COMMISSION TO DISCUSS BOARD/COMMITTEE VACANCIES

Mayor Capellini wants to appoint Art Kamm to the Housing Authority and also Sandra McGinn.

Commissioner Clarke-Reed said she spoke with Diane Chisolm and she has resigned from the Code Enforcement Board. She agrees with the board to move Andrew Pratt from alternate to a regular member.

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

CONSENT AGENDA

ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE 1999/029 REGARDING PAPER LOAN PROGRAM OF THE FLORIDA FINANCE COMMISSION

ORDINANCE NO. 2001/005

AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE NO. 1999/029, AGREEING TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PAPER LOAN PROGRAM OF THE FLORIDA FINANCE COMMISSION; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA FINANCE COMMISSION; AUTHORIZING THE BORROWING OF NOT EXCEEDING $19,000,000 PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THE LOAN AGREEMENT IN ORDER TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TO THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE PUBLIC AGENCY; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LOAN NOTE OR LOAN NOTES TO EVIDENCE SUCH BORROWING AND AGREEING TO SECURE SUCH BORROWING WITH A PLEDGE OF DESIGNATED REVENUES AS PROVIDED IN THE LOAN AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE REPAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE NOTE AUTHORIZED THEREIN; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF SUCH OTHER DOCUMENTS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO EFFECT SUCH BORROWING; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed 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.

AMEND CITY CODE SECTION 66-57 TO INCLUDE A PROHIBITION AGAINST OBSTRUCTING HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES.

ORDINANCE NO. 2001/006

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AMENDING SECTION 66-57 (a) OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH CITY CODE TO ADD OBSTRUCTING A HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACE TO THE HANDICAPPED PARKING VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed 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.

AMEND SECTION 98-142, SCHEDULE C, LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REGARDING PARKING SPACE SIZE AND CONFIGURATION.

ORDINANCE NO. 2001/007

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AMENDING SECTION 98-142, SCHEDULE C, OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CONTAINING PARKING SPACE SIZE AND CONFIGURATION; CONTAINING A PROVISION FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; CONTAINING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Commissioner Clark-Reed asked for clarification on the proposed ordinance.

Jerry Ferguson explained this applies to standard parking spaces only. Rather than have so many businesses apply for variances the Planning and Zoning Board suggested that the code be changed and have the standard parking spaces reduced in size to alleviate the need for variances.

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed 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.

COMMISSION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION FOR CONTRACT FOR PEST CONTROL SERVICES WITH AROW EXTERMINATORS.

RESOLUTION NO. 2001/031

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ARROW EXTERMINATORS, INC. FOR PEST CONTROL SERVICES FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD, PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BID PROJECT #2000-01/03, FOR A TOTAL COST OF $6,565.88, AND SPECIFYING THE FUNDS THEREFORE

A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Clarke-Reed 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.

COMMISSION TO APPROVE AUDITING CONTRACT WITH GRANT THORNTON.

RESOLUTION NO. 2001/032

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH CITY COMMISSION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AUDITING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH GRANT THORNTON TO PERFORM THE ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001 FOR A FEE OF $83,000

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.

COMMISSION TO APPROVE FLOWAGE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH B’NAI B’RITH.

RESOLUTION NO. 2001/033

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING A FLOWAGE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA STATE B'NAI B'RITH SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING CORPORATION, INC. AND B'NAI B'RITH APARTMENTS OF DEERFIELD BEACH II, INC.

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.

COMMISSION TO REITERATE COMMITMENT REGARDING LAND TRANSACTION.

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS AND CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

None

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner Clarke-Reed reminded that there is a Black Heritage Banquet Saturday February 24, 2001.

Commissioner Noland thanked everyone who came out for Founders Day and thanked the committees for all their hard work. She also mentioned that February 21, 2001 was candidate night at Deerfield Beach High School. Commissioner Noland mentioned the light at Federal Highway again. She also praised the receptacles on the beach.

Larry Deetjen said the company installed these receptacles 5 to 6 feet into the ground. This means they can be picked up once every 5 weeks instead of daily. Deerfield Beach is the only city in the nation who does recycling on the beach.

Vice Mayor Shaddow stated that the block party at Deer Run was a success and thanked the city for hosting the event.

Commissioner Noland stated that Founders Day is going to have $500.00 for the teen center.

Vice Mayor Shaddow said it was the best Founders Day and commended the teen center float.

Mayor Capellini said he had attended an event sponsored by the South Florida Performing Arts Foundation and was very impressed. He would like to see if the Century Village Orchestra or the Deerfield Beach Jazz Band would be interested in performing with these kids so that they have live music.

Mayor Capellini reminded that March 13, 2001 is election day and encouraged everyone to get out and vote.

PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

Marty McGeary, 1442 SE 6 Street, asked again about the parking for the proposed restaurant at 300 North Ocean Boulevard and asked if there is yet an agreement with the Developer.

City Attorney Andrew Maroudis replied that there is not.

Ms. McGeary asked about the parking deviation and if the City will be paid $600,000? Will this money be used to pay for a parking facility?

Andrew Maroudis explained that the money is a bond and should the city decide to build a parking facility within the next five years they (the developer) agrees to pay $6,000 per parking space.

Ms. McGeary asked if a study had been done on the “s-curve” for safety purposes.

Mayor Capellini said this work would have been done during the process of the land being platted.

Ms. McGeary is concerned there are no pedestrian crossings in this area.

There was general discussion about the parking among all the Commissioners. Commissioner Trinchitella explained that there are issues all over the city and that no one is more concerned than ourselves, but we work under the rules and regulations of the state.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 p.m. ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR Attest: ANISSA BRATHWIATE, DEPUTY CITY CLERK