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					A meeting of the City of Orlando Certification Board was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at City Hall, 400 S. Orange
Avenue, 2nd Floor Agenda Conference Room, Orlando, Florida 32801. Sheldon Watson, Chairman, called the meeting to
order at 9:27 a.m.

Members present: Sheldon Watson, Chairman [6/0], Maureen Gimenez [6/0], Sara Mobley [6/0], Rico Brown [6/1], Gregory
Jackson [2/1] and Gary Ehrlich, Vice Chairman [6/0]. Staff members present: Gina E. Bernard, Certification Officer, Kevin
Walsh, MBE Official, and Maria E. Perales, Recording Secretary.

It was moved by Sheldon Watson, seconded by Rico Brown and vote carried to approve the February 20, 2002, meeting
Minutes as written.

M/WBE Rulings

1. GTA Design Group, Inc. – Victor Tan, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Maureen
Gimenez, seconded by Sara Mobley and vote carried to re-certify GTA Design Group, Inc. as an MBE architectural and
interior design services.

2. Florida Association of Truckers, Inc. – Angel Camacho, Owner and Laverne Kelley, Representative appeared before the
Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Maureen Gimenez, seconded by Sheldon Watson, to certify Florida
Association of Truckers, Inc. as an MBE in trucking pending receipt of updated Stock Ledger and Stock Certificates to reflect
the current ownership percentages. Rico Brown abstained from voting (Form 8B attached). Sheldon Watson, Chairman
explained to the applicant due to a lack of a quorum the motion would have to be ratified when a quorum was present.
                           *Gary Ehrlich, Vice Chairman arrived at 9:50 a.m.*(quorum now present)
3. Meadors Concrete & Construction – Valerie Meadors, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was
moved by Gary Ehrlich, seconded by Sara Mobley and vote carried to deny certification to Meadors Concrete & Construction
based on the following: 1. Ownership of at least 51% by the women group members is not substantiated by: a) Independent
risk of loss and share of profits commensurate with the proportional ownership; b) Receipt of the customary incidents of
ownership, such as salary and/or intangible benefits commensurate with the ownership interest; 2. The women owners must
possess independent power to direct or cause direction of management and policies of the firm, as characterized by: a) Not
controlled by Board of Directors or other management entities comprised of an equal or greater number of non-women group
members; b) Possess independent authority and ability to incur liabilities for the firm and make all financial and policy
decisions (commensurate with ownership); 3. The women owners must be independently responsible for the day-to-day
management and control of the firm’s daily operations, as characterized by: a) Who makes final decisions and participates in
price negotiations and bidding jobs; b) Who prepares and/or approves job take-offs and estimates; c) Who supervises the
management and field operations of the firm; d) Who makes final staffing and personnel related decisions; e) Who signs
checks, bids, and contracts, or authorizes their signature; 4. The company is not considered an independent women-owned
enterprise because the husband: a) Assists in obtaining credit, loans, bonding, leases, etc; b) Possesses equal or greater
powers to direct management and day-to-day decisions; 5. When the husband or other male family members contribute to
the above characteristics, the firm may be considered a family-owned firm rather than a women-owned business enterprise,
as defined in Rule 111.1 and women-owned business status may be denied. Ms. Meadors was advised of her right to
appeal the Board’s decision.

4. Angie’s Art & Stuff, Inc. – Angela Guthrie, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Rico
Brown, seconded by Maureen Gimenez and vote carried to certify Angie’s Art & Stuff, Inc. as a WBE caricature artist vendor.
                                                 *tape flipped at 10:30 a.m.*
5. Al Brick Pavers, Inc. – Alberto Zingoni, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Maureen
Gimenez, seconded by Sara Mobley and vote carried to certify Al Brick Pavers, Inc. as an MBE installer of concrete paving
stones and wall stones for landscape areas.

6. Kelle Communication Group, Inc. – Paula Ward, Executive Vice President appeared before the Board. Discussion
ensued. It was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Sara Mobley and vote carried to re-recognize Kelle Communication
Group, Inc. as an MBE in pay telephones-provide, install and maintain.

7. C. T. Sellers, Inc. – Cindy Sellers, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Sara Mobley,
seconded by Gary Ehrlich and vote carried to certify C. T. Sellers, Inc. as a WBE planning, environmental services and
governmental relations consulting services.

8. Term Personnel of Sarasota, Inc. – William Lupo, Representative appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was
moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Maureen Gimenez and vote carried to re-certify Term Personnel of Sarasota, Inc. as a
WBE employment agency.

9. KATCO Distributors, Inc. – Kathy Saufl, Owner appeared before the Board. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Sara
Mobley, seconded by Gary Ehrlich and vote carried to re-certify KATCO Distributors, Inc. as a WBE in sales -industrial and
electrical supplies.

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10. Florida Association of Truckers, Inc. – Discussion ensued. It was moved by Gary Ehrlich, seconded by Maureen
Gimenez and vote carried to ratify the decision to certify Florida Association of Truckers, Inc. as an MBE in trucking pending
receipt of updated Stock Ledger and Stock Certificates to reflect the current ownership percentages.

11. B.I.B. Consultants, Inc. d/b/a Berlitz Language Center - Discussion ensued. It was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by
Maureen Gimenez and vote carried to certify B.I.B. Consultants, Inc. d/b/a Berlitz Language Center as an MBE cross cultural
training, language instruction, translation and interpretation services.

12. Classic Transportation, Inc. - Discussion ensued. It was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Maureen Gimenez and
vote carried to certify Classic Transportation, Inc. as an MBE transportation services/taxi service.

13. Dump Truck Association Corp. – Discussion ensued. It was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Gary Ehrlich and vote
carried to deny certification to Dump Truck Association Corp. based on the following: 1. Ownership of at least 51% by the
minority group members is not substantiated by: a) Company documentation to reflect ownership, such as Stock Certificates,
Stock Ledgers, Minutes of Board meetings, etc; b) Independent contribution of capital by the minority group member(s)
commensurate with percent of ownership claimed. Ownership gifted to minority owner(s), equipment or other assets gifted,
and/or funds gifted to purchase ownership or to establish a new business will not be considered independent contributions of
capital. Inherited capital or assets will not be considered as gifted for purposes of these rules; c) Receipt of the customary
incidents of ownership, such as salary and/or intangible benefits commensurate with the ownership interest; 2. A company
must provide a commercially useful function within the normal industry practices, as characterized by: a)
Transportation/Trucking Companies must be in the business of providing transportation or trucking services to the general
public and/or contractors. Company must own and maintain available vehicles or trucks suitable for performing the line(s) of
business and the number of trucks or vehicles must be proportionate to the firm's general volume of business. Operators
must be employed by or subcontracted by the minority owner(s), on an as needed basis. Any leased owner/operator
vehicles must enter into contract with the minority owner(s) in accordance with normal industry practices and must be under
the control of the minority owner(s).

14. ISource Performance Materials, LLC – Discussion ensued. It was moved by Maureen Gimenez, seconded by Gary
Ehrlich and vote carried to deny certification to ISource Performance Materials, LLC based on the following: 1. The minority
group member(s) must possess independent power to direct or cause direction of management and policies of the firm, as
characterized by: a) Not controlled by Board of Directors or other management entities comprised of an equal or greater number
of non-minority group member(s); b) Possess independent authority and ability to incur liabilities for the firm and make all
financial and policy decisions (commensurate with ownership); 2. The firm must not be affiliated or associated with another non-
minority owned firm to a degree, which could prevent or inhibit an independent status, as characterized by: a) Relationship
between owners, directors, officers, or key employees or their relatives and non-minority owned firms in a similar line of
business; b) Substantial use by the same non-minority owned contractor.

It was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Sara Mobley and vote carried to re-certify/re-recognize the following companies:
Advanced Surveying Technology, Inc., Civil Services, Inc., Custom Earthworks, Inc., F & M Screen Printing and Wholesale,
Inc., Figueras & Associates, Inc., Florida Concrete Pipe Corporation, Khan’s Hauling Enterprises, Inc., O. T. Trans, Inc.,
Paco Group, Inc., Quest Ecology, Inc., Smith Brothers Landclearing, Inc., Southeastern American Company, Tomasino &
Associates, Inc., Western Industrial Contractors, Inc., J & B Diversified Services, Inc., ANR Medical, Inc. and Winter Garden
Grassing, Inc.

It was moved by Sara Mobley, seconded by Gary Ehrlich and vote carried to terminate the following companies based on
non-responsiveness: Ace Erik Cab Corporation, B & F Trucking, Inc., Bennett Electric, Chemdry of Orlando, Civilworks
Design and Engineering, Inc., J.E.T. Resources, Inc., Miller Food Service, Pacific 17, Pitts Lawn Maintenance, Salazar
Management, Inc. d/b/a Acme Glass and Yard and Tree Surgeon.

There being no further business it was moved by Rico Brown, seconded by Maureen Gimenez and vote carried to adjourn
the meeting at 10:45 a.m.




____________________________________
 Maria E. Perales, Recording Secretary




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