August 18, 2009

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August 18, 2009

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

August 18, 2009 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 09-12

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON AUGUST 18, 2009

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor

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

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

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

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III.PUBLIC

A. Proclamation Firefighter’s Appreciation Week.

Mayor Berkman read the proclamation recognizing 08/30/09-09/05/09 as Firefighter Appreciation Week sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

IV.PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. Town Hall will be closed Monday, September 7, 2009 for Labor Day

B. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Board of Adjustment, Town Centre Committee and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

C. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Code Enforcement Board in September

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

V.CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 09-11 – Regular Meeting – July 21, 2009

B. Approval to make application for Florida Recreation and Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) funds in the amount of $50,000 for improvements to Orlando Park

C. Approval to extend the audit agreement with Hoyman Dobson for FY-09 and FY-10

D. Resolution 09-05 – Supporting home Rule

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to approve items A, B and D. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Approval to extend the audit agreement with Hoyman Dobson for FY-09 and FY-10

Councilmember Goldfarb received clarification on item C.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved to approve item C. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI.APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Brian Dullaghan would like to be reappointed.

Councilmember Halbert moved to reappoint Mr. Dullaghan. Deputy Mayor Benevente seconded. Motion carried with Mayor Berkman voting “nay”.

B. Heritage Committee – Joan Sherman would like to be reappointed.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved to reappoint Ms. Sherman. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Parks, Recreation and beautification Committee – Catherine Berkman, Bernie Gott and Larry Michelson would like to be reappointed.

Deputy Mayor Benevente moved to reappoint Ms. Berkman, Mr. Gott and Mr. Michelson. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Town Centre Committee – Denise Bozeman, Chris Campbell, Nancee Hay, Jenifer Marx, Mike McCabe, Djon Pepaj, Carl Priddy, Stacey Reeder, Lois Schiessl, Roger Wernow and Helen Yarbrough would like to be reappointed. Application received from Jill Hoffman.

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to reappoint Ms. Bozeman, Mr. Campbell, Ms. Hay, Ms. Marx, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Pepaj, Mr. Priddy, Ms. Reeder, Ms. Schiessl, Mr. Wernow and Ms. Yarbrough, also to appoint Ms. Hoffman. Deputy Mayor Benevente seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII.ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

1. Second reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Town Manager Chinault gave background.

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved the adopt Ordinance 09-15. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 09-16 – Amendment #1 to the Solid Waste Franchise Agreement Extension with Harris Sanitation providing for a ten percent franchise fee.

1. First reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Benevente moved to approve Ordinance 09-16 on the first reading. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII.UNFINISHED BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding Fifth Avenue

Mayor Berkman reviewed the information provided on the cover sheet and noted the cost to maintain Fifth Avenue would be approximately $157,369 per year.

Council discussed requesting FDOT to reduce the speed limit on Fifth Avenue and heard comments from the following:

Helen Yarbrough, 325 Oakland Avenue

Sgt. Tedd Baker

John MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive

Cindy Earp, 136 Eleventh Avenue

Council noted concerns for pedestrian safety and requested that Town Manager Chinault contact FDOT regarding installing collapsible “yield to pedestrian” signs at the mid-block crosswalks on Fifth Avenue. They also requested that crosswalks on SR-A1A at Eighth and Eleventh avenues be considered.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding lowering the speed limit on Michigan Avenue

Council reviewed the results of the speed study on Michigan Avenue.

Deputy Mayor Benevente moved to reduce the speed limit on Michigan Avenue to 20mph. Councilmember Halbert seconded.

Councilmember Halbert received clarification from Town Manager Chinault that a consultant would be required to reduce the speed limit town wide.

Motion carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding lowering the speed limit on Oakland Avenue.

Council reviewed the results of the speed study on Oakland Avenue.

Deputy Mayor Benevente moved to reduce the speed limit on Oakland Avenue to 20mph. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding lowering the speed limit on Wayne Avenue.

Council reviewed the results of the speed study on Wayne Avenue.

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to reduce the speed limit on Wayne Avenue to 20mph. Deputy Mayor Benevente seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

X.ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager

Statistical Reports – July, 2009

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

XI.REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman advised that he was considering a fishing event in the future.

B. Deputy Mayor Benevente provided information on a Space Coast League of Cities scholarship.

C. Councilmember Borysiewicz requested that John Little from Vero Beach be heard during the workshop, which will reconvene following the regular meeting.

D. Councilmember Goldfarb had no report.

E. Councilmember Halbert noted that per Harris Sanitation the recycling is up since the initiation of the auto cart recycling system.

XII.ADJOURNMENT

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM and the budget workshop was reconvened.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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Dave Berkman

Mayor

ATTEST:________________________

Laura Eaton, CMC

Town Clerk

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