May 9, 2023
City Commission “After Action” Summary
Senator Jason Pizzo gave an update on recent legislation including securing $1 million for the NE 31st Court Bridge and staving off the short-term rental bill for another year (this bill would lift most restrictions for short-term rentals).
The Commission had a bountiful discussion regarding the development project for the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, in particular, whether it was necessary to allow the developers to demolish the clubhouse which is in disrepair. Both the City Administrator and the Fire Chief agreed that it was in the best interest of the City to allow for the demolition. Discussion ensued with the developer and the developer’s attorney on the submission of a site plan amendment and an amendment to the development agreement.
The City Commission referred the matter of the amendment to the Development agreement to the Planning and Zoning Board and also to City Administration for consideration, as well as referring the site plan amendment to the Planning and Zoning Board for consideration.
The site plan amendment will go before the Community Appearance Board on June 15th and then to the Planning and Zoning Board on June 22nd, along with the proposed development agreement amendment.
The City Commission approved Resolution No. 2023-2514, awarding the bid and approving an agreement for municipal landscape services to Everglades Environmental Care, Inc.
The City Commission approved Resolution No. 2023-2515, which appointed residents Suzanne Ginch and Marina Llorens as alternate members to the Community Appearance Board. Board member Tara Deering was promoted from an alternate position to a regular position, as well.