February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
PARKS, RECREATION AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
February 28, 2011, Council Chambers 9:00 a.m.
MINUTES 11-04

MEMBERS PRESENT
Catherine Berkman
Bernie Gott
Anne Mayer
Larry Michelson
JoAnne Nadeau
Marjorie Schwanbeck
Ronald H. Cassedy, Public Works Director

MEMBERS ABSENT
Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson

I. CALL TO ORDER
Former Chairperson Ms. Berkman called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m.

II. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES
Minutes 11-03; January 24, 2011
Mr. Michelson moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Gott seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. TOWN HALL REPORT – MR. CASSEDY
Sunrise Park
The park will be closed until April 2011. The County is attempting to decrease the amount of SR-A1A street right-of-way water that runs onto the beach. They plan to place permeable pipes through the middle of Sunrise Park and then reconnect to the existing pipe that runs along Watson Drive from SR-A1A to the beach. The improvement is needed to ensure that the Town will be eligible to receive beach sand in the future. This was approved by the Committee on January 24, 2011 and by Town Council on February 15, 2011.

IV. BEAUTIFICATION
Status of Beautification Award sign
Current location of the beautification award sign is at 1202 South Ramona Avenue. The sign will remain on the property until late March.

The next location will be voted on at the next scheduled meeting with the nominations of:
245 Second Avenue, 301 Michigan Avenue, 1001 South Riverside Drive, 500 Orlando Blvd. and
103 Tradewinds Terrace.

V. PARKS
Lily Park planting adjustments
Ms. Nadeau met with Mr. Chinault regarding the site plans for improvement of the park to be presented to Town Council. Ms. Nadeau advised the Committee that removal of the hedge would be replaced with the Florida native Simpson Stopper. A butterfly garden with low-lying plants, to attract the butterflies will be installed. The brick path will be removed with the assistance of the Town’s Public Works personnel. The bricks will be relocated to border the butterfly garden. Liriope being removed from the park will be relocated within the Town at various locations as determined by Mr. Cassedy. The Florida Friendly Gardening grant was submitted for $2,000.00, which $900.00 was received. The remaining funds will be needed to purchase soil, fertilizer and signs. The Carrotwood Tree will remain. Ms. Nadeau would like the approval from the Committee for the Garden Club by the Sea to present the request to Town Council. Ms. Schwanbeck moved to accept the proposed plans from the Garden Club. Ms. Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Orlando Park – Brooke Deratany Goldfarb
Not present

Dewey Park & Wavecrest Extension Park- Anne Mayer
No complaints.

Indian River Park & Tradewinds Park – Catherine Berkman
Indian River Park- no complaint.
Tradewinds Park- The park looks good with the new mulch around the plants.

Nance Park (assigned 02/28/11), Sunrise Park & Sunset Park – Bernie Gott
Sunrise Park- the new additions will be a good improvement to the park.
Sunset Park- no complaints.

Wavecrest Park & Indialantic Ocean Beach Park – Larry Michelson
No complaints.

Douglas Park & Riverside Park – JoAnne Nadeau
No complaints.

Gus Carey Park & Sea Park – Marge Schwanbeck
No complaints.

VI. RECREATION
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
Ms. Schwanbeck advised that there will only be Committee members present for the event, there will not be any Police Explorers to assist. Ms. Schwanbeck has made arrangements for the Bunny, Clown and Chicken to appear. Ms. Schwanbeck will bring the signs and music to the event. Ms. Schwanbeck will distribute plastic eggs at the end of the next meeting. Ms. Schwanbeck will purchase the candy. The Committee members are to fill the eggs at their private residences. Committee members are to be at the park between 8:00AM – 8:15AM to setup. Age ranges 0-2 Ms. Nadeau, 3-4 Ms. Berkman, 5-6 Ms. Mayer and 7-8 Ms. Deratany Goldfarb.

Fourth Annual Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m.
Meetings will follow in the near future to examine the course layout, comments, sponsors, etc. Tabled until the next scheduled meeting.

VII. OTHER
Election of Vice Chairperson
Ms. Berkman moved to nominate Ms. Mayer as Vice Chairperson. Ms. Nadeau seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING – MARCH 28, 2011 9:00 A.M. 11-05
A. Holiday Egg Hunt, April 16, 2011 @ 9:00 a.m.
B. Fourth Annual Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m.

IX. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

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Catherine Berkman, Former Chairperson Victoria M. Twitty-Mercer, Secretary