City Commission Regular Meeting Brief for March 8, 2022


City Commission Approves Resolution 22-5
The City Commission approved Cooper City’s application for the funding of the 48th year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for Minor Home Repairs, Purchase Assistance and Senior Transportation Programs.  Broward County is a recipient of CDBG funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Broward County administers these funds, and allocates a portion to be used by the City of Cooper City for the Minor Home Repairs, Purchase Assistance and Senior Transportation Programs. The Minor Home Repairs and Purchase Assistance programs are facilitated through the City’s Community Development Department. The Senior Transportation program is facilitated through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.  The funding for this year occurs from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.  The approved application includes the request for $20,000 for the funding of the Senior Transportation Program and $61,787 for the funding of Minor Home Repairs and Purchase Assistance Programs.  The amounts are consistent with previous application and approved requests.

City Commission Approves Ordinance 22-2 on Second Reading
The City Commission approved the second reading of an ordinance, which amends Chapter 25, Article VI of the City’s Code of Ordinances.  This amendment is the result of an instance where emergency services were unable to easily access a gated community within Cooper City. The City Code already required all private streets shall be open to all city vehicles, all emergency vehicles and all city personnel at all times, by means of a recordable easement or other appropriate documents.  This ordinance was approved with an amendment not to revise subsection “i” of Section 25-87 (Private Streets) of the City Code (See a draft of the amended code).  The approved amendments to Chapter 25, Article VI of the City’s Code of Ordinances now instills subsection “r,” which lists access system requirements and provides for the date of September 1, 2022 as the deadline for all new and existing gated communities and commercial properties to be in compliance.  It is important to note, most gated communities and gated commercial properties already have gate access systems that comply with the amended City Code. 

Discussion Items of Note
The City Commission also discussed multiple items during this Regular Meeting. 

Following conversation about the City’s Strategic Plan, the City Commission directed staff to schedule a workshop on this topic.  As of this writing, on March 10, 2022, a date for the workshop has not been determined.  City staff was also directed to provide data, in regard to community surveys and meetings, gathered throughout the strategic planning process.

In relation to discussion on the potential of adding stop signs along SW 106 Avenue, there was a request to see more data that would support the request for any stop signs.  City staff has contacted Broward County Traffic Engineering, which will conduct a traffic study of SW 106 Avenue.

The City Commission also discussed a recent survey, which gauged residents’ openness to allowing leashed dogs in more City parks.  The survey’s results showed support for allowing leashed dogs in more parks.  City staff has been directed to bring rules and recommendations to the City Commission, while the City Attorney’s Office has been directed to draft an ordinance that will require City Commission approval.

More Information
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The next City Commission Regular Meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Cooper City Hall located at 9090 SW 50 Place, Cooper City, FL 33328.