July 21, 2009

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July 21, 2009

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

July 21, 2009 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 09-11

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JULY 21, 2009

PRESENT: Hon. Vince Benevente, Deputy Mayor

Hon. Mike Borysiewicz, Councilmember

Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Councilmember

Hon. Lori A. Halbert, Councilmember

Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney

Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager

Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor (Excused)

This meeting was tape-recorded. Records are indexed and filed for ready reference where such have been summarized in typed minutes.

I. CALL TO ORDER AT 7:00 PM

Deputy Mayor Benevente called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PRESENTATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF 07/08 AUDIT

Debbie Bradley Goode – Hoyman, Dobson & Company

Ms. Goode presented the audit for FY 07/08 and advised that the fund balance in the General Fund is less than recommended in the GFOA guidelines.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved to accept the 07/08 audit. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IV.PUBLIC

Gary Van Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue, noted that the power lines are falling off the FPL poles at Michigan and A1A, behind SunTrust Bank.

V.PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Deputy Mayor Benevente read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Code Enforcement Board and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Code Enforcement Board and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in August

C. Qualifying dates for the November 3, 2009 election will be August 7 through August 21, 2009. Seats to be filled are: Council Seat 1 (currently held by Councilmember Halbert) and Council Seat 3 (currently held by Deputy Mayor Benevente)

VI.CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 09-10 – Regular Meeting – June16, 2009

B. Approval of designating as the beneficiaries of proceeds from the 2nd Annual Witch Way 5k Walk/Run as being a 50/50 split for playground improvements for Indialantic Elementary School and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

C. Approval of Enterprise Fund budget adjustments for FY-09

D. Approval of contract extension with Fertig’s Sharper Cuts, Inc. extending the service through September 30, 2010 at an annual cost of $29,625

E. Approval of contract extension with TruGreen ChemLawn extending the service through September 30, 2010 at an annual cost of $8,628

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII.APPOINTMENTS

VIII.ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 09-13 – Amending Chapter 13 relating to sidewalk sales

1. Second reading – by title only

Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Halbert moved the approve Ordinance 09-13. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 09-15 – Amending the Police/Fire Pension Plan by removing the six percent interest paid on refund of accumulated contributions for future employees

1. First reading – by title only

Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Halbert received clarification on the 6% interest paid on refund of contributions.

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to approve Ordinance 09-15. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IX.UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Authorization for Deputy Mayor Benevente to attend the 83rd Annual League of Cities Conference August 13-15, 2009 as the Town’s voting delegate (tabled at the June 16, 2009 meeting)

Councilmember Goldfarb noted that this issue was tabled at the last meeting because Deputy Mayor Benevente was not present.

Deputy Mayor Benevente explained the purpose of the conference noting that he is on two committees. The cost is $800-$900 and he would also serve as the Town’s voting delegate.

After Council discussion, Deputy Mayor Benevente withdrew the request.

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Set proposed millage rate for FY 09/10 at 5.7282; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for 7:00 pm on September 15, 2009; set date for second public hearing for 7:00 pm on September 24, 2009; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 18, 2009

Town Manager Chinault explained that the proposed millage rate is a 3.36% increase over roll back rate of 5.5422.

Councilmember Goldfarb discussed the items that are excluded in the proposed budget as noted in the Town Manager’s memo.

John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive, and Chris Campbell, 241 Miami Avenue, spoke on the proposed millage rate.

Council requested input from residents at the budget workshop.

Councilmember Borysiewicz requested information regarding the implications of a budget using the current millage rate for the workshop. Town Manager Chinault noted that the current millage rate would require a reduction of $250,000.00 in the budget.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved to set the proposed millage rate at 5.7282. Deputy Mayor Benevente seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Town Manager Chinault gave the following hearing dates for the budget: first public hearing for Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 PM, second public hearing for Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00 PM for a budget workshop.

Councilmember Halbert moved to approve the meeting dates. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding approval to locate sea turtle informational signs in Sunrise Park, Nance Park and Wavecrest Park Extended

Town Manager Chinault presented a sample of the signs being requested by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. Funding for the signs is provided from proceeds from Friday @ Fifth events and the project is supported by the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee.

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to approve locating the signs as requested. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

XI.ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager

Statistical Reports – June, 2009

B. Report from Town Attorney – Attorney Gougelman had no report.

XII.REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman was not present.

B. Deputy Mayor Benevente had no report.

C. Councilmember Borysiewicz noted that a call was put into Waste Management to pick up yard waste and after 11 days it is still there.

D. Councilmember Goldfarb had no report.

E. Councilmember Halbert noted that the recycling carts would be delivered at the end of July.

XIII.ADJOURNMENT

This meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________

Dave Berkman

Mayor

ATTEST:________________________

Laura Eaton, CMC

Town Clerk