Miami Shores council members assign themselves to village boards

The newly elected Miami Shores Village Council held its first business meeting Tuesday, and assigned council members to various village boards.

The Police Retirement Pension Board has two council members on it. Hunt Davis has been on the board for the past two years and requested that he stay on the board. Newcomer Ivonne Ledesma joined Davis. The police retirement fund was a topic of debate during the election season as this new council will have to address it during this term.

Mayor Herta Holly asked to join the General Employee Pension Board. The council voted to approve her request. She also became the council representative to the Miami-Dade League of Cities.

Additionally, Holly will be replacing former council member Steve Loffredo as the council representative to the Green Corridor District Board of Directors. The Green Corridor consists mainly of municipalities farther south than the Shores, but there are plans to expand the reach of the organization. It’s primary goals are to provide property owners with loans to make renewable and efficient energy improvements on their homes of businesses. The loans will be repaid through a long-term property-tax increase for the individual home or business owner.

Also on Tuesday, the council decided to change the start time of all future council meetings to 7:30 p.m. at the request of Holly based on her discussions with residents during her run for council.

The next council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 21 at Village Hall, 10050 NE Second Ave.