June 09, 2009
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
City Hall 8th Floor Commission Chamber
CALL TO ORDER at 7:30 PM
1. PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL BY 1st Vice President Marilyn Mammano Ã¢â¬â 17 of 33 members present (quorum present).
3. REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: MEETING MINUTES of May 12, 2009* – Motion by Genia Ellis and second by Betty Shelley to approve minutes; motion passed.
4. TREASURERS REPORT Tom Welch* – Motion by David Marshall and second by Ron Centamore to approve Treasurers report; motion passed.
5. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GUEST INTRODUCTIONS
a. Historical Preservation Alysa Plummer, VP Sailboat Bend & Diane Smart, Broward Trust for Historical Preservation Spoke about historic preservation in Fort Lauderdale
b. County Vice Mayor Ken Keechl County Update â 8:00 PM (Time Certain) Spoke about County issues, including the County budget and the ongoing budget discussion with Sheriff Lamberti; answered member questions.
6. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Committee Chair Recruiting Members to serve Gabriel Ocasio-Davila (No update)
b. Florida Neighborhood Conference (NUSA) Council Reports St. Petersburg, Fl. Hal Barnes and Sheri Roberts noted additional details are available at StPete.org.
c. City Budget Questions and Concerns (no update)
7. OLD BUSINESS:
a. Centennial Committee Report Donna Mergenhagen noted that the City Commission has added a Council seat to the City Centennial Committee.
b. Ad Hoc Code Reform Richard Mancuso reported that the minutes from the Planning Workshop are not yet posted; he will update the Council when they are.
c. Membership Has increased from 28 to 33 in the last month.
8. FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY
a. AT&T Box Proliferation Brief discussion of AT&T plans to install additional utility boxes in public right of way.
b. Library Openings Support to retain Members are encouraged to raise the issue with their county Commissioners in light of current budget issues.
c. BARC Facility Expansion Report Doug Sterner updated the membership re. the issue raised by Edgewater Civic Association and the letter he sent to the Mayor regarding the issue.
d. Parks Goals Report July discussion and vote
e. Andy Ziffer spoke regarding construction site code enforcement concerns.
9. ADJOURNED at 9:20.
*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item
Board Meeting 5:30 pm, 8th Floor Conference Room, Monday, June, 22, 2009
General Meeting Ã¢â¬â July 14, 2009 PM 8th Floor City Hall