Thursday, February 17, 2011

Commission Meeting for Tuesday February 22, 2011

The postponed February Commission meeting is now set for Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The detailed agenda is below.

Some highlights - Pages 13 and 14 have the long awaited police statistics. Page 15 has the Code Enforcement Activity Report. This is great. We need to get to this across the city but this are the two key metrics, the ones that affect our every day life. I'll post more about this later.

Now there are a number of items:

The Resolution to reject the protest of Choice Environment Systems over the Waste Management Systems contract to privatize garbage collection. This resolution has been a major process problem. Originally introduced several months ago in December by Vice Mayor Kreps, she accidentally voted against it. That was a problem. It's back on new for reconsideration.

I am against the privatization for two reasons. One is there is no empirical evidence that it saves us money anywhere near $500,000 per year and the other is that it ends sideyard pickup. We already see how every other Wednesday night and Thursday all day, our streets are filled with recycling bins. How much worse will the city look when twice a week we have garbage cans sitting on the street? The commissioners need to listen very carefully to see if the process was followed correctly and evaluate if this is an opportunity to fix the problem of ending sideyard pickup.

Also on the agenda are a number of items about docks and changes to the law, plus a variance for a very large docks on S. Treasure Drive. This is going to be very interesting as historically, North Bay Village has favored boats over views and the waterfront property owners have different ideas.

There's more but I need to peruse it. Check out the agenda below.

REG COM MTG 2-22-2011
Kevin Vericker
February 17, 2011

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