April 20, 2010

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April 20, 2010

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
April 20, 2010 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 10-07

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON APRIL 20, 2010

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Chris Campbell, Councilmember
Hon. Lori A. Halbert, Councilmember
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Mike Borysiewicz, Councilmember

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

I. CALL TO ORDER

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

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

Dan Batchelor, 404 S. Ramona Avenue, advised that the Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL) is looking for a sponsor for a youth basketball team. The sponsorship of $150 would pay for the team’s shirts.

It was the consensus of the Council that $150 of the funds budgeted for police Explorers be used to sponsor a “Town of Indialantic” team with turquoise shirts.

Patty Scordino, publicity chairman for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, thanked the Council for their proclamation and presented information regarding the May 1 and 2 event at Melbourne High School.

Mayor Berkman announced that he and the other Councilmembers present have agreed to donate their April checks to the American Cancer Society and noted that the Melbourne Beach Commission would consider doing the same at their April 21, 2010 meeting. Attorney Gougelman also agreed to make a donation.

Ginny Heptig, 240 Ninth Terrace, received clarification on the number of speed limit signs within the Town.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Heritage Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the General Employees’ Pension Board, Police/Fire Pension Board, Zoning and Planning Board and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in May

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 10-06 – Regular Meeting – March 16, 2010

B. Approval of a signal maintenance agreement with FDOT concerning maintenance and reimbursement for the SR-A1A/US-192 and Riverside Drive/US-192 signals

C. Approval of additional electrical outlets in Nance Park at no cost to the Town subject to staff approval

Councilmember Campbell moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Halbert seconded.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb requested that item C be removed for discussion.

The motion and the second were amended to approve items A and B. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Approval of additional electrical outlets in Nance Park at no cost to the Town subject to staff approval

In response to a question from Deputy Mayor Goldfarb, Town Manager Chinault advised that staff has requested more information to confirm that there will be no cost to the Town. Councilmember Halbert provided additional information on possible future improvements to the park to be funded through Friday at Fifth proceeds.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve item C. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Budget and Finance Committee – 1 opening. Eugene Terkoski would like to be reappointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Mr. Terkoski. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Heritage Committee – 4 openings. Carol Andren, Denise Bozeman, and Jenifer Marx would like to be reappointed
Councilmember Halbert moved to reappoint Ms. Andren, Ms. Bozeman and Ms. Marx. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 4 openings. Application received from Elaine Henderson

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to appoint Ms. Henderson. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 10-03 – Relating to stormwater runoff and fertilizer

1. Second reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Gary VanZonneveld, 104 First Avenue, received clarification on Sec. 18-21(b).

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt ordinance 10-03. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried with Councilmember Campbell voting “nay.”

B. Ordinance 10-07 – Relating to the Personnel/Civil Service Manual

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 Halbert moved to approve Ord. 10-07 on first reading. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Resolution 10-07 – Relating to the Florida State Transportation Trust Fund (Requested by the Space Coast League of Cities)

Councilmember Campbell gave background information on the resolution which requests that the State not transfer funds from the State Transportation Trust Fund to balance the budget.

Councilmember Campbell moved to adopt Res. 10-07. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Discussion and possible action regarding the evaluation form for the Town Manager (requested by Deputy Mayor Goldfarb)
It was noted that revised evaluation forms have been received from Mayor Berkman, Deputy Mayor Goldfarb and Councilmember Halbert.
Councilmember Campbell spoke in favor of including four to seven measurable items in the evaluation.
Council agreed to review the revised forms and discuss this at the next meeting.
B. Town Centre Committee report – Helen Yarbrough, Chairperson
Ms. Yarbrough advised that the Committee has requested that a workshop be scheduled to review the report. Council agreed to hold a workshop with the Committee on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm.
Ms. Yarbrough also requested that the size of the Committee be reduced to eight members noting that it is sometimes difficult to have a quorum with twelve people. Council agreed to review this at a future date.
IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding lowering the speed limit on Orlando Blvd. (100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 blocks) to 20 mph

Mayor Berkman moved that the speed limit on Orlando Blvd. be lowered to 20 mph. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding the US-192/SR-500 resurfacing

Town Manager Chinault advised that FDOT is considering resurfacing US-192/SR-500 in the next few years and requested input from Council other than consideration of a bicycle lane and repaving of connecting side streets in the right-of-way.

It was the consensus of Council that these two issues be forwarded to FDOT for consideration.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding “No Fishing from Bridge” signs (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman presented background information on the signs currently installed noting that at the time they were requested, the walkways were only four feet wide which created a hazard for pedestrians. He requested that the signs be removed after the relief bridges are replaced noting that the walkway will now be eight feet wide in most places.

Ginny Heptig received information regarding the pedestrian bridge.

It was the consensus of the Council that FDOT be requested to remove the “No Fishing from Bridge” signs from the eight foot sections of the walkway.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding Council compensation (Requested by Councilmember Borysiewicz)

Mayor Berkman stated that he felt members of the Council should volunteer their time but should not be required to spend their own money for Town functions. He suggested that the code be amended to make the monthly salary optional. Other options included providing for reimbursement of expenses in lieu of a salary.

Dan Batchelor and Helen Yarbrough spoke against Council receiving a salary.

Council requested that an ordinance be drafted to allow individual members of the Council the monthly option of receiving a salary.

E. Discussion and possible action regarding links posted on the Town website (Requested by Councilmember Halbert)

Councilmember Halbert requested that Town sanctioned special events be posted on the website as a matter of policy. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb presented an update on the status of the new website.

F. Discussion and possible direction regarding the preliminary proposed General Fund FY-11 budget

Town Manager Chinault gave an overview of expected revenues and expenses for FY-11 noting that the preliminary budget has been reviewed by the Budget and Finance Committee. He advised that the Committee will be meeting to review revenue options.

Council agreed to hold a workshop at 6:00 pm on May 18th prior to the regular meeting and to schedule the regular meeting to begin at 7:30 pm.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – March, 2010

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman reported on the Melbourne Beach event recognizing Melbourne High School’s boys’ and girls’ soccer championships and noted that Founder’s Day is May 1st.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Borysiewicz was not present.

D. Councilmember Campbell was advised that there has been no update on the Town’s request for FDOT to review the signage on Fifth Avenue.

E. Councilmember Halbert had no report.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

_______________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: ____________________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk