Daily Archives: June 10, 2008

May 2008 Board Meeting

June 10, 2008 Tuesday Delayed May Board Meeting 8TH FLOOR 5:30 pm

CALL TO ORDER by President Genia Ellis at 5:30 PM
ROLL CALL BY 1st Vice President Betty Hays with the following members present, Genia Ellis, Betty Shelley, Betty Hays, Richard Mancuso, Dennis Ulmer & Ray Dettman. Absence Ron Centamore, Tom Welch, Reid Morgan, Gabriel Ocasio & David Marshall
REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: Meeting Minutes dated April 28, 2008* were tabled for further discussion and correction at the request of Ray Dettman.  Secretary Morgan is to provide copies of minutes from the April and May General & Board Meetings to address the changes desired by Mr. Dettman.
TREASURERS REPORT not provided at this time.


1. General Meeting June 10, 2008 œ Presentation will be made by new Chief Frank Adderley who will answer the questions provided by the Council 8 weeks ago.
2. Committee Duties and Postings Richard Mancuso €œ the EAB report was posted on line  as was the Parks report.
3. Crime Night Out Planning was discussed and moved to be presented to the membership for discussion and consensus as to moving forward.

1. Ad Hoc Code Reform Report indicated that the item was to again be presented at Commission on June 17, 2008 to attempt to select consultant.  The commission was unable to find 3 votes to support the staff recommendations after a long and lengthy process of review.
2. Refreshment List and Status is to be provided by Tom Welch at the next meeting.
3. Candidates Forum Committee €œ Betty Shelley asked each member to suggest a possible moderator for the upcoming events.
4. Committee Reports and Update 5. Need for current and complete member/alternate list for 2007 and 2008

FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY €œ continued concerns were raised regarding public safety and the continued  loss of officers and visible patrol in the neighborhoods.
*Indicates voting items General Meeting œ Tuesday– July 08, 2008 7-9 PM – 8th Floor

Board Meeting June 23, 2008 œ 8th Floor NOTE:  Two of more Commissioners and/or city board members may be present at this meeting

June 2008 General Meeting

June 10, 2008
8TH FLOOR Commission Chamber

CALL TO ORDER by President, Genia Ellis at 7:30 PM followed by the

ROLL CALL BY Second VP, Tom Welch, and a quorum of 21 members are present.
MEETING MINUTES of May 13th, 2008 moved by Dr. Hayes and accepted as submitted unanimously.
TREASURERS REPORT for May 30th, 2008 was provided by Treasurer, Ron Centamore and it was moved by Dave Marshall and accepted unanimously.

1. Chief Frank Adderley – Responded to written community questions previously submitted to the chief. See attachment (D). The basic overview is that the Police Chief had a positive attitude to making the department work with what assets they do have. There are 510 approved position and only 34 are vacate, which is less than 7 percent of the total.

They are actively recruiting to fill those as quickly as possible. He spent 50 minutes answering in detail the concerns of those questions submitted and those asked from those present.
2. The Council members and their individual associations provided input in to what is believed to be sufficient responses to indicate consensus on items that may be proposed for ULDR changes, NCIP Grant consensus, as well as issues like speed bumps, road closures and the like. A variety of percentages were offered with the ranges from 50% plus 1 to as high as 60%. Recommendations also indicated that the consensus should be of the property owners within the geographic boundary of the proposed change. These numbers and summary will be provided to the Planning Department, at the request of the Commission, to be combined with other historical information gathered to attempt to establish a reasonable and consistent guideline for the review of such items.


1. Ad Hoc Code reform Committee Report- Richard Mancuso- Reported there has not been chosen and it will go to the June 17th meeting. Council Members were urged to contact their Commissioners and urge them to select a consultant, in accordance with their own purchasing guidelines, and move the item forward.
2. Goal Setting Committee Update- Only the Crime Committee is moving forward
The sub-committee for the DRC process by consultants and AIA is developed with the assistance of David Bruton and City staff.
New Business:
1. Crime Night Out Planning- Tim Smith presented the idea of a Celebration and appreciation to the City Fire and Police Department at a City Park. Asst City Manager œ David Hebert indicated the City will support the event. Dave Marshall made a motion that the Council support this celebration with notifications and volunteers, but no monetary support, for August 5th, 2008. The motion carried.
Old Business:
1. Committee reports by Richard Mancuso will be delayed until new Chair is selected for the Crime Committee. The other Goals Committee need to report into Richard.
2. The Chair of the Candidates Forum Betty Shelley announced the dates are set for the January 29th, 2009 and February 26th all at 7pm at the City Commission Cambers.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:56pm