September 2009 General Meeting


Sept. 8, 2009
Tuesday
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
City Hall €œ 8th Floor Commission Chamber

1. CALL TO ORDER at 7:35 PM

2. PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL BY 1st Vice President (Marilyn Mammano) 17 of 33 members present (quorum present).
4. REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: MEETING MINUTES of July 14, 2009* – Motion by Genia Ellis and second by Ron Centamore to approve minutes; motion passed.
5. TREASURERS REPORT – Tom Welch* – Motion by Genia Ellis and second by David Marshall to approve Treasurers report; motion passed.
6. ANNOUNCEMENTS/GUEST INTRODUCTIONS
a. Robert Wolfe of the Broward County Property Appraiser’s office spoke about property price trends and reminded members that TRIM exemption requests must be filed by Sept. 18.
b. Election District II Representative Marilyn Mammano nominated Shirley Smith with a second by Marilyn Markus; Ron Centamore moved and David Marshall seconded that nominations be closed; motion passed. Shirley Smith was duly elected.
7. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Committee Chair – Recruiting Members to serve Gabriel Ocasio-Davila listed proposed committee chairs for Public Safety, Code/Zoning, and several other position (names to be supplied separately).
b. Florida Neighborhood Conference – Doug Sterner and Ron Centamore reported briefly on what they found most interesting re. this years conference. Hal Barnes noted that the 2010 Fla. Neighborhood Conf. location has not yet been decided, that National Neighborhood Day is Sept. 20, and that NCIP applications are due before 4:30PM on Sept. 25.
c. Budget Questions and Input – No report.

8. OLD BUSINESS:
a. Centennial Committee Report €œ Donna Mergenhagen requested that members send suggestions to the Centennial Committee as soon as possible.
b. Ad Hoc Code Reform – Richard Mancuso reported that findings from consultant are still due out and advised, “Stay tuned.
c. Membership no update.

9. FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY
a. Wayfinding letter – Supported by Dave Parker/Betty Shelley.
b. Jorge Hruschka of the Rotary Club offered to assist Council/CVC projects with volunteer labor and up to $500 in material assistance; he can be reached at 954-709-3197 or [email protected]
c. Parks Goals Report €œNo update.
d. A CVC event was announced for Fri. Sept. 25 (Crime Walk).
e. Vickie Eckels noted that the FPL franchise agreement is due for renewal with the City before the end of October and noted that the Utility Advisory Committee recommended that the City study whether a buy-out of the electricity grid should be pursued.

10. ADJOURNED at 9:20 with a motion by Richard Mancuso.

*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item
Board Meeting 5:30 pm, 8th Floor Conference Room, Monday, September, 28, 2009 General Meeting Oct. 13, 2009 at 7:30PM on 8th Floor in City Hall