Wednesday afternoon's crucial Hallandale Beach P&Z mtg. re property rights, wherein Mayor Joy Cooper's cronies will try to overturn homeowner's rights
From: Keith London
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT REMINDER - Golden Isles Overlay Meeting - Planning and Zoning
To: "London, Keith" <KLondon@hallandalebeachfl.gov
Please read to the bottom I have added new information!
The Planning and Zoning meeting regarding this topic is this Wednesday, October 26th at 1:30 PM. Attached is the agenda and all the information to review including a link to the agenda. I have also attached a copy of the letter, from our neighbor Dr. Bob Selz, explaining the intent of the overlay and how deficient and counter-productive this will be for our neighborhood.
The Planning and Zoning meeting is first of three battles for this issue. The Planning and Zoning committee will make a recommendation and it will then go to the City Commission after for a vote.
Your input at all levels is truly important. I know everyone has busy schedules but if you could make the Planning and Zoning Meeting to voice your opinion and needs it is very important. More important, your attendance at the City Commission meeting when this is voted on is imperative. I will provide you with advanced notice for when that meeting is scheduled.
You truly have a vested and important interest in this issue since you are a property owner in Golden Isles.
Remember, this is all being driven by Joy Cooper and a few of her cronies (Alex Berkovich, Jerry Nadelson, Suzanne Friedman and others). Please see the attached documentation with links below to the complete backup showing the people (named above) who can not or will not go and collect the signatures required totaling 50% of the owners of Golden Isles to change the deed restrictions. This is government looking for a solution for a problem that DOES NOT exits. None of us are quite sure of their hidden agenda; yet we do know we all have been living fine with the current deed restrictions for almost 60 years.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require any additional information.
Keith S. London
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 1:30 PM
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. Approval of Draft Minutes from August 24, 2011 (Supporting Docs)
4. OLD BUSINESS
A. An Ordinance of the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, amending Chapter 32, Article III of the City of Hallandale Beach Code of Ordinances, the "Zoning and Land Development Code", by amending Section 32-151, RS-5 Single-Family District and by creating Section 32-181, entitled Golden Isles Neighborhood Overlay District, providing supplemental standards relative to permitted uses, site development standards, signage and notice requirements. Providing for conflicts; providing for severability; providing for an effective date. (City of Hallandale Beach Application # 02-11-TC) (Staff Report, Supporting Docs)
5. NEW BUSINESS
A. Application # 04-10-P by Alan Waserstein Requesting Approval of the "Waserstein Gulfstream Plat" in Accordance with Article II, Division 2 of the Zoning and Land Development Code at the Property Located at 900 South Federal Highway. (Staff Report, Supporting Docs)
B. An Ordinance of the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida Amending Chapter 32, the Zoning and Land Development Code, Article IV Division 17, Signs, Relative to Prohibited Signs, Permitted Signs, and Nonconforming Signs, Providing for Conflict, Providing an Effective Date. (City of Hallandale Beach Application # 67-10-TC) (Staff Report, Supporting Docs)
6. SCHEDULING NEXT MEETING
A. November 23, 2011
8. DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Interested parties may appear at the aforesaid time and place and be heard with respect to the above. The agenda and related cases may be inspected as of Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Development Services Department, 400 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida during normal business hours, and Monday through Friday.
1 PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING
2 WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2011
3 CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS,
4 HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA
7 Members Present Attendance
9 Michael Butler Y
10 Terri Dillard (Alternate) Y
11 Seymour Fendell Y
12 Sheryl Natelson Y
13 Irwin Schneider N (excused absence)
14 Eudyce Steinberg (Vice-Chair) N (excused absence)
15 Arnold Cooper (Chair) Y
93 LOCATED AT 1600 E HALLANDALE BEACH BOULEVARD SUBJECT TO
94 CONDITIONS OF STAFF.
96 MS. DILLARD SECONDED THE MOTION.
98 MOTION CARRIED BY ROLL CALL VOTE (5-0) FOR APPROVAL.
100 NEW BUSINESS
102 1. An Ordinance of The City of Hallandale Beach Florida, Amending Chapter 32, Article
103 III of The City of Hallandale Beach Code of Ordinances, The "Zoning and Land
104 Development Code", By Amending Section 32-151, RS-5 Residential Single-Family
105 District and Creating Section 32-181, Entitled Golden Isles Neighborhood Overlay
106 District, Providing Supplemental Standards Relative to Permitted Uses, Site
107 Development Standards, Signage and Notice Requirements Within the Golden Isles
108 Overlay District. Providing for Conflicts; Providing for Severability; Providing for an
109 Effective Date (This Ordinance is a result of Application #02-11-TC by the City of
110 Hallandale Beach).
112 Ms. Dominguez stated the proposal presented today is relative to the restrictive
113 covenants of the Golden Isles Neighborhood. In 1968, the City approved Ordinance 820
114 which sought to adopt covenants and allow the City to enforce them.
116 Ms. Dominguez: explained the City enforced this ordinance for many years. However, in
117 2008, our City Attorney provided a legal opinion which advised that Ordinance 820
118 could not be enforced by the City.
120 Ms. Dominguez: subsequently staff was contacted by Golden Isles Homeowner
121 Association to meet with the residents and consider options. October 20, 2010, the
122 Golden Isles Homeowner’s Association voted to request the City to only incorporate the
123 specific regulations in the covenant into an Overlay District.
Alex Berkovich (212 Holiday Drive) stated he is the President for the Golden Isles
248 Homeowner’s Association and he wanted to clarify misleading information that residents
249 have in regards to the present item.
251 Mr. Berkovich: stated in 2008, the Homeowner’s Association approached the City in
252 finding out what they could do to salvage or mitigate Ordinance 820.
254 Mr. Berkovich: further stated in the past 2or 3 years the residents received survey that
255 would show the City what the residence want and need. He added that basically two
256 things can be done to resolve this problem: either enforce Ordinance 820, or the City
257 overlay district should mimic the deed restrictions.
Staff and the GIHOA held several meetings with property owners in Golden Isles to discuss the idea of an overlay district.