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November 8, 2022 City Commission Meeting
Mayor Van Buskirk recognized new National Junior Honor Society inductees: Kia Foley, Keegan Hoag, and Parker Van Buskirk.
The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) made a presentation on their efforts to preserve the Lighthouse and requested a donation from the City. The item will appear on the November 30th agenda for discussion.
Jerry Piccolo, Engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates, presented on Condition Assessments performed on the City’s bridges. This presentation prefaced an item later on in the agenda for a work order to begin bridge repair and load rating analyses.
Greg Balicki, Director of Water and Wastewater Services Division for Broward County, updated the Commission and residents on the Master Lift Station 224 project. To address City concerns regarding aesthetics and line of sight, Mr. Balicki presented options for landscaping, particularly to cover the generator that will be permanently installed on the site. The Commission asked that they be able to ultimately approve any landscaping plan prior to installation.
The Commission unanimously approved a work order with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for Bridge Repairs and Load Ratings. This work order will allow for Kimley-Horn to prepare individual repair plans for eight City bridges, to perform a load rating analysis and beam rebar scan on the NE 49th Street bridge along with a load rating analysis that will be applied to four other bridges, to visit bridge repair sites, and to provide bid phase services.
The Commission unanimously approved changes to the City’s Code Section on Transient Rentals (Ordinance No. 2022-0996). These changes will allow for the City to better regulate and monitor transient and vacation rentals and will be effective on January 1, 2023. For additional information on the specific changes, read the agenda report and ordinance located in the agenda: https://city-lighthousepoint.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=372
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-2472, awarding the bid and approving an Agreement with Vercetti Enterprises, LLC for the Library addition/expansion construction project. City Administration stated that the desired construction date is January 1, 2023, and that the agreement calls for full project completion in twelve months.
Resident Max J. Turner III was appointed unanimously as Lighthouse Point’s representative on the Hillsboro Inlet District Commission.
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-2476 which declares the City’s intent to utilize lease purchase financing for the purchase of previously approved equipment and vehicles for Code Enforcement, the Police Department, and the Public Works Department.
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-2477 which amends the General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-2478 which amends the Tennis Center Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22.
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution 2022- 2479 which amends Appendix A - Fee Schedule of the City’s Code of Ordinances, otherwise known as the Recreation Department’s Fee Schedule to increase the facility rental rate for covered pavilions at Dan Witt Park and Frank McDonough Park, the Ash Mills pavilion at Frank McDonough Park, and to include rental rates for the new multi-purpose room at the John Trudel Community Center at Dan Witt Park. The rates will soon be updated on the City’s website, but can be found in the agenda for the November 8th meeting here:
The Commission unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-2480 which establishes guidelines and appoints members to the Charter Review Committee. The Charter Review Committee consists of ten members chosen by the Mayor and Commissioners. The Committee will review the current City Charter over the course of months, and provide recommendations to the City Commission for consideration which may ultimately appear on a ballot for either the March 2024 municipal election or November 2024 general election. These Committee meetings will be open to the public and property noticed in advance.