Charter Revision Commission for 2011/12
The Village Council of the Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida, conducted a public hearing during its regular Council Meeting on July 9, 2012. Following the public hearing, Resolution 2012-53 was adopted:
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO AMENDING SECTIONS 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2, AND CREATING SECTIONS 10.2 AND 10.3, OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY’S CHARTER; PROVIDING REQUISITE BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR SUBMISSION TO ELECTORS OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE VILLAGE CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR COPIES OF THE CHARTER AMENDMENTS BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE VILLAGE CLERK TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS TO PLACE THE CHARTER AMENDMENTS ON THE BALLOT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Charter of the Village of Palmetto Bay mandates that the Village Council select a Charter Revision Commission consisting of five persons, one from each residential district. The Mayor, Vice Mayor, and each Council member appoints an individual. Additionally, the Mayor appoints a member of the Council who is the non-voting Commission member.
The following individuals were appointed to the Charter Revision Commission:
Mayor Shelley Stanczyk appointed Warren Lovely
Former Vice Mayor Brian W. Pariser appointed Beverly Gerald (currently serving as Chair of the Commission)
Councilman Patrick Fiore appointed David Zisman
Former Councilman Howard Tendrich appointed Thomas Ringel
Councilwoman Joan Lindsay appointed Betty Pegram
Vice Mayor Pariser was appointed the non-voting member.
Village Clerk Meighan Alexander serves as Secretary to this Commission.
This Commission is charged with reviewing the Charter and, if the Commission determines that an amendment or revision is needed, the Commission shall submit the same to the Village Council no later than the deadline established by the Miami-Dade County Elections Department so that amendments or revisions can be placed on the ballot of the next regularly scheduled election of the Village. Alternative proposals may be submitted. The Council shall submit the amendments and suggested revisions to the electors of the Village at the next regularly scheduled election.
The next regularly scheduled election is November 6, 2012. The Village Council must adopts its charter amendments no later than July 24, 2012. The Charter amendments will be adopted by Resolution, following a public hearing.
The Commission will be continuing its review of the Charter, following public input received at the January Town Hall Meeting. The approved minutes of the regular meetings are provided, as follows:
Minutes of the March 21, 2011 Meeting
Minutes of the April 25, 2011 Meeting
Minutes of the May 23, 2011 Meeting
Minutes of the July 25, 2011 Meeting
Minutes of the October 24, 2011 Meeting
Village Attorney's Notes from Town Hall Meeting of January 25, 2012
Minutes of the February 27, 2012 Meeting
Minutes of the March 27, 2012 Meeting