The meeting started with Council member Katy Errington reading a proclamation in recognition of Independence Day.
Vice Mayor Howard Levitan announced that Scott Anderson, a Florida-licensed architect working in Naples, has volunteered to serve on the Design Review Board. Levitan suggested the Council also consider Jim Tatooles to complete the eight-member Board. Tatooles had applied to serve on the Planning and Zoning Board, is a former president of a construction company and is a full-time resident. The Council voted to have Tatooles fill the one-year term and Anderson to fill the two-year term to complete the Board.
Mayor Nick Batos will serve as the Council’s delegate to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Memberships in the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and BikePed Coordinating Committee will be discussed at an upcoming meeting.
Interim Village Manger Peter Lombardi announced that the evaluation committee, made up of four retired municipal managers, reviewed potential consultant firms to conduct a search for a permanent Village Manager. That committee came back with three recommendations; the Council voted to select Colin Baeziger & Associates for a flat fee of $27,000. The consultant will speak with each Council member individually and then as a group before starting their search. They will interview a number of candidates then come back to the Council with three or four finalists to be interviewed for the position.
Katy Errington volunteered to serve on the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council for the remainder of FY 2014-2015.
Additional information is included in the minutes of this meeting.