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Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

6:45 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m. by Chair Capellini on the above

date in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall.

 

Roll Call:

 

PRESENT:                Mr. Steve Gonot

                                    Ms. Sylvia Poitier 

                                    Mr. Marty Popelsky

                                    Vice Chair Pam Militello

                                    Chair Albert Capellini

 

ALSO PRESENT:     Carlos Baia, CRA Director

                                    Ada Graham-Johnson, Interim City Manager

                                    Samantha L. Gillyard, Acting City Clerk

                                   

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

October 17, 2006

 

MOTION was made by Vice Chair Militello and Seconded by Ms. Poitier to approve the minutes of October 17, 2006.  Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Gonot, Ms. Poitier, Mr. Popelsky, Vice Chair Militello, and Chair Capellini.  NAYS: None.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

September 19, 2006

 

MOTION was made by Mr. Gonot and Seconded by Vice Chair Militello to approve the CRA minutes of September 19, 2006.  Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Gonot, Ms. Poitier, Mr. Popelsky, Vice Chair Militello, and Chair Capellini.  NAYS: None.

 

GENERAL ITEMS

 

ITEM 1                                   TAPE 1, COUNT 036

 

REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION BY MR. FRAN MARINCOLA

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, stated that Mr. Marincola requested the installation of pavers and he would cover the cost. The City received three (3) bids for this project: Tenex Enterprises, RMEC, and Weekley Asphalt. Tenex Enterprises was awarded the contract; however, the unit price was higher than RMEC.

Further, Mr. Baia stated that Mr. Marincola does not agree with Tenex Enterprises’ unit price, which totaled $10,450; nonetheless, the cost can be reduced by utilizing the Façade Reimbursement, as was the desire of Mr. Marincola.

 

Ms. Poitier asked why Tenex Enterprises was selected for the project, since they are charging $155.00 per square foot versus RMEC, who is charging $62.50 per square foot.

 

Mr. Baia replied that the companies are selected based on the overall lowest bid, which was Tenex, at a total of $272,999.00; whereas RMEC had a difference of $5,000.00 in their overall bid.

 

Chair Capellini stated that this is a common issue with bids.

 

Mr. Baia noted that the Weekley Asphalt’s unit price was even higher than Tenex.

 

In response to Ms. Poitier’s question, Mr. Baia, replied that he would be willing to provide the Board with the specifications and resubmit the item.

 

In response to Mr. Gonot’s question, Mr. Baia replied that Mr. Marnicola would be charged $1,200.00 if RMEC completed the project; Tenex would charge $10,450.00, and Weekley Asphalt would charge $15,650.00.

 

Ms. Poitier stated that it appears that Mr. Marincola is being overcharged.

 

Mr. Baia stated that there is a drop-off area located in front of Mr. Marincola’s restaurant; therefore, he requested that the City install pavers.

 

Ms. Poitier stated that since Mr. Marincola, has been approved, the Board must determine if additional assistance will be provided for the installation of pavers.

 

In response to Mr. Popelsky’s question, Mr. Baia replied that once a contract is approved it is non- negotiable.

 

Andrew Maurodis, City Attorney, stated that Tenex is not required to negotiate.

 

Mr. Popelsky asked if it possible to discuss reconsideration of the unit price, with Tenex Enterprises.

 

Mr. Baia agreed to discuss unit prices.

 

MOTION was made by Mr. Poplesky and Seconded by Ms. Poitier to table item.  Roll Call: YEAS: Mr. Gonot, Ms. Poitier, Mr. Popelsky, and Vice Chair Militello.  NAYS: None.

 Chair Capellini abstained from voting.

 

In response to Chair Capellini’s question, Mr. Baia replied that RMEC is $62.50 per square foot, and Tenex Enterprises, the approved company is priced at $ 155.00 per square foot.

 

Chair Capellini stated that there is a $1,200.00 difference and the other is a $10,000.00 difference, a factor of approximately ten (10).

 

Mr. Baia stated that the cost has been reduced by $5,050.00 because of certain grading the City would have completed with the asphalt; therefore, the cost has been removed.

 

Chair Capellini expressed concerns about Tenex’s unit price being twice as much as RMEC’s unit price.

 

Carl Peter, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services, stated that Staff reviewed the prices and the third bidder was over $200.00 per square foot.

 

Chair Capellini asked Mr. Peter to research specifications and respond to the Board once he has received clarification.

 

ITEM 2                                   Tape 1, COUNT 487

 

NORTH BOARDWALK EXTENSION PROJECT

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, provided a brief update on the North Boardwalk Project, which appears to be progressing. Milling was complete on NE 2nd Street; paving will be completed October 18, 2006, and the parking lot will also be paved on October 18, 2006.

 

COMMENTS

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, announced the Public Workshop for the Beach Area Traffic Master Plan, to be held Thursday, November 9, 2006, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Westside Park.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:02 PM

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., CRA CHAIR

ATTEST:

 

 

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SAMANTHA L. GILLYARD, ACTING CITY CLERK