July 20, 2010

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July 20, 2010

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

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JULY 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
Jennifer Fortin, Deputy Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Mike Borysiewicz, Councilmember (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

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

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

A. Proclamation – Indialantic sponsored “Army Strong” PAL team

Mayor Berkman moved to present the PAL team with a proclamation. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Presentation and acceptance of the 08/09 Audit – Debbie Bradley Goode – Hoyman Dobson Company

Debbie Bradley Goode presented the 08/09 audit. In response to a question from Council, Ms. Goode advised that the Town’s reserve should be enough to cover three to six months of operating expenses. Ms. Goode agreed to forward information relating to other local communities to the Town Manager.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to accept the 08/09 Audit. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Update from Eligere Strategies

Matt Dupree, Eligere Strategies, presented a summary of the legislative session highlighting advertising requirements, the TABOR bill and Comprehensive Plan requirements as they relate to the EAR.

Town Manager Chinault noted that the contract with Eligere Strategies will end September 30, 2010.

D. Others

Tony Laginess, 904 Wavecrest Avenue, noted that litter on the beach is really heavy on the weekends, mainly between the walkovers where there are no trash cans. Mayor Berkman thanked Mr. Laginess for his efforts in cleaning the beach and advised that he is working with the Town Manager on this issue.

Ann Bernick, 151 Miami Avenue, reminded everyone of “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Helen Yarbrough, 325 Oakland Avenue, Co-Chairperson on the Town Centre Committee, requested that Council reduce the number of Committee members from twelve (12) to nine (9) and noted that there is no problem getting a quorum.

She advised that Ms. Waxman is reviewing the information for the pavers and that the Committee is looking into solar powered parking meters.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Deputy Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and the Town Centre Committee

C. Qualifying dates for the November 2, 2010 election will be August 6 through 20, 2010. Seats to be filled are: Mayor, currently held by David Berkman; Council Seat 1, currently held by Lori Halbert; Council Seat 2, currently held by Loren Goldfarb; and Council Seat 4, currently held by Mike Borysiewicz

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 10-10 – Regular Meeting – June 15, 2010

B. Approval of preparation and adoption schedule for the FY 10-11 budget

C. Authorization to change collection days for municipal solid waste from Wednesday and Saturday to Monday and Thursday

Mayor Beckman moved to approve items A and B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Authorization to change collection days for municipal solid waste from Wednesday and Saturday to Monday and Thursday

Item C was tabled until the August meeting

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Code Enforcement Board – 1 opening. Ronald Frye would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Campbell moved to reappoint M. Frye. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Anne Mayer would like to be appointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to appoint Ms. Mayer. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Town Centre Committee – 3 openings. Louis Postma would like to be appointed.

Councilmember Halbert moved to appoint Mr. Postma. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 10-09 – Amending the Police/Fire Pension Plan to comply with IRS requirements

1. Second reading – by title only

The Deputy Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Campbell moved to adopt Ordinance 10-09. Councilmember Halbert seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding land use meeting (continued from the June 15, 2010 meeting)

Council accepted the information and took no action.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding a service survey

Council agreed to have Attorney Gougelman generate the appropriate language for the ballot pertaining to questions 3 and 10 relating to the Fifth Avenue median and providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) services.

Council received comments from John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Set proposed millage for FY10/11 at 6.3198; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for 7:00 pm on September 7, 2010; set date for second public hearing for 7:00 pm on September 21, 2010; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 17, 2010.

Stuart Glass, 132 Miami Avenue, noted the Budget and Finance Committee held meetings with department heads on the FY 10/11 budget.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the tentative millage rate of 6.3198; set the date for the first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for 7:00 pm on September 7, 2010; set the date for the second public hearing for 7:00 pm on September 21, 2010; and set the tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 17, 2010. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding Councilmember Borysiewicz’s excessive absence from Council meetings and letter to Council in response to his unexcused absence (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

The agenda item was referenced by the Mayor but no action was taken.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding establishing a policy for posting of memos, reports and opinions by Councilmember’s on the website (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Council received comments from the following:

Helen Yarbrough, 325 Oakland Avenue
John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive

It was the consensus of Council that individual Council members’ pages be added to the website with a link from the main Council page and that a disclaimer be included.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding codes relating to property maintenance and public nuisances (Requested by Councilmember Halbert)

Councilmember Halbert noted that she had received a complaint about standing water at a residence.

Attorney Gougelman noted that County regulations might address standing water. He will check and report back.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman noted local business was up during the craft fair as competing food or drink vendors were not present.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report

C. Councilmember Borysiewicz was not present.

D. Councilmember Campbell had no report

E. Councilmember Halbert reported the following: the Charter Review Committee agreed to forward the Municipal Consent to Charter Amendment resolution to the Board of County Commissioners and that Indialantic was represented at the July 8 Charter Review Commission meeting by Councilmember Halbert, Jill Hoffman, Lois Schiessl and the Town Manager.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

_____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor
ATTEST: ______________________
Jennifer Fortin
Deputy Town Clerk