September 15, 2009

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September 15, 2009

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

September 15, 2009 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 09-13

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON SEPTEMBER 15, 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 and read a statement from Mayor Berkman explaining his absence.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC HEARING ON TENTATIVE 2009-2010 MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET

A.Council discussion of tentative budget and proposed millage rate

Town Manager Chinault advised that the proposed millage rate is requested based on a decrease in assessed values and in non-ad valorem revenues and is needed to fund public safety items. He recommended that any adjustments to the proposed millage rate and/or budget be made at the final public hearing.

Council discussed options for reducing the millage rate and budget.

B. Public Announcement – the proposed millage rate is 5.7282 which is 3.36% over the roll back millage rate of 5.5422

C. Public hearings

1. Tentative budget

The following people spoke on the budget:

John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive

Walt Fredrickson, 414 S. Riverside Drive

Cliff Cook, 401 N. Riverside Place

Diane Taylor, 420 Second Avenue

Nancee Hay, 136 Tenth Avenue

2. Proposed millage rate

There were no public comments.

D. Amend tentative budget (if necessary) and recompute millage (if necessary)

E. Adoption of tentative millage rate of 5.7282

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to adopt a tentative millage rate of 5.7282. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

F. Adoption of tentative budget in the amount of $4,171,728 and tentative general fund budget in the amount of $3,379,885

G. Councilmember Goldfarb moved to adopt a tentative budget in the amount of $4,171,728 and tentative general fund budget in the amount of $3,379,885. Councilmember Borysiewicz seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

H. Public Announcement – the final hearing on the tentative millage rate and the tentative budget will be held on September 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

IV .PUBLIC

Nancee Hay, 136 Tenth Avenue, requested that workshops be announced on the marquis sign.

Dreama Moody, 401 Second Avenue, suggested that Council schedule another budget workshop before the final public hearing on September 24, 2009. Council requested the Town Clerk to schedule a workshop.

V. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the General Employees’ Pension Board and the Zoning and Planning Board in October

C. Candidates for the November 3, 2009 election are: Council Seat 3 – Vince Benevente and Chris Campbell. Lori Halbert is unopposed for Council Seat 1

VI. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 09-12 – Regular Meeting – August 18, 2009

B. Approval of pay schedule for FY-10

C. Renewal of Medical Direction Agreement with Brevard County

D. Proclamation – Recognizing December as “Hadassah Goes Green Month”

Councilmember Borysiewicz moved to remove item B from the Consent Agenda and approve items A, C and D. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Approval of pay schedule for FY-10

Councilmember Borysiewicz recommended a reduction in pay ranges for FY-10.

This item was tabled until the October meeting.

VII. APPOINTMENTS

VIII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

1. Second reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

In response to a question from Council, Town Manager Chinault advised that the additional revenue is reflected in the budget in account 323.7000.

Councilmember Halbert moved to adopt Ordinance 09-16. Councilmember Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 09-17 – Amending Sec. 15-23 – increasing penalties for certain traffic violations

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.

Councilmember Goldfarb moved to approve Ordinance 09-17 on first reading. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Resolution 09-06 – Amending certain permit fees

In response to questions from Council, Town Manager Chinault presented background information regarding the proposed fees and how they compare with other jurisdictions.

It was the consensus of Council that this item be tabled until the October meeting when Mayor Berkman could be present.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding the web site

Councilmember Goldfarb presented an update on the redesign of the web site noting that the potential designer is currently unable to provide the service. He is working with a business associate on a proposal at the same cost previously approved.

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding Amendment #16 to the Town Manager’s Agreement

Council reviewed an amendment to the Manager’s agreement with the intent of decreasing the Town’s current cash outlay by shifting a portion of his salary into a certain number of paid accumulated sick leave hours upon separation from employment.

Councilmember Borysiewicz suggested that this be tabled pending further budget discussions.

Deputy Mayor Benevente moved to approve the amendment. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried with Councilmember Borysiewicz voting “nay.”

XI. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager

Statistical Reports – August, 2009

B. Report from Town Attorney

XII. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman was not present.

B. Deputy Mayor Benevente had no report.

C. Councilmember Borysiewicz had no report.

D. Councilmember Goldfarb presented information on the Witch Way 5k event being held on October 17th.

E. Councilmember Halbert presented information on the Friday @ Fifth event being held on October 16th.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:13 PM.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

__________________________

Vincent Benevente

Deputy Mayor

ATTEST:___________________

Laura Eaton, CMC

Town Clerk

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