March 15, 2011

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March 15, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
March 15, 2011 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 11-07

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON MARCH 15, 2011

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Chris Campbell, Councilmember
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, 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 – March as American Red Cross Month

Mayor Berkman read the Red Cross proclamation and presented it to Lysee Kierstein of the Space Coast Chapter.

B. Others

Dan Batchelor, 404 S. Ramona Avenue, spoke in favor of better communication between the Town and the residents relating to code enforcement issues.

Gary Von Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue, received an update regarding the use of a pre-emergent to combat sand spurs in Nance Park.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in April

C. Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm to discuss landscaping options for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth avenues

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 11-06 – Regular Meeting – February 15, 2011

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 lifeguard agreement with Brevard County for FY-11

D. Acceptance of the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant award in the amount of $617,500 (local required match of $32,500), authorize the Town Manager to sign any documents as required and authorize the Town Manager to dispose of the 1987 FMC fire truck as surplus

E. Budget Adjustment #3 – FY-11 budget

F. Approval of auditor selection procedures

G. Authorization for the Brevard Mosquito Control District to operate an aircraft over the Town to spray for mosquitoes

H. Approval of craft show July 16-17, 2011 in Nance Park

I. Approval for Knights of Columbus to utilize lots 12 through 15, block 65 for a parking area fund-raiser during Town authorized events in Nance Park

Mayor Berkman moved to remove item D and approve items A-C and E-I. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Acceptance of the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant award in the amount of $617,500 (local required match of $32,500), authorize the Town Manager to sign any documents as required and authorize the Town Manager to dispose of the 1987 FMC fire truck as surplus

Mayor Berkman read a proclamation recognizing the efforts of Chief Macdonald and members of the Fire Department in obtaining the fire truck grant.

Chief Macdonald noted the grant included a ladder truck and all the equipment needed.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve item D. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 2 openings. Application received from James Bates

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to appoint Mr. Bates. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Budget and Finance Committee – 1 opening. Karen Turja would like to be reappointed. Application received from James Bates and Lisa Frazier

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Turja. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 11-06 – Amending Sections 10-13.2 and 10-13.4 relating to sound amplifying equipment

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.

Mayor Berkman gave background on Ordinance 11-06 allowing the Town Manager to issue permits for sound amplifying equipment in Town parks under certain circumstances.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 11-06. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 11-07 – Amending Sections 6-168 and 6-172 relating to alarm systems

1. First reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Town Manager Chinault gave background on Ordinance 11-07.

Louis Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue, received clarification of the ordinance

Councilmember Campbell moved to approve Ordinance 11-07. Councilmember Glass seconded. The motion to adopt Ordinance 11-07 carried with Mayor Berkman, Councilmember Campbell, Councilmember Glass and Councilmember Greer voting “aye” and Deputy Mayor Goldfarb voting “nay.”

C. Ordinance 11-08 – Amending Section 17-100 relating to private driveways in residence districts

1. First reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 11-08. Councilmember Glass seconded.

Town Manager Chinault gave background on Ordinance 11-08 requiring that private driveways be surfaced to the paved portion of the street.

In response to a question from Council, Attorney Gougelman advised that a clause could be added to clarify that the revisions will apply only to driveways constructed or reconstructed after the effective date of the ordinance. It was the consensus of the Council that the proposed ordinance be amended to include such a provision.

The following residents gave input:

Gary Von Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue
John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive

The motion to approve Ordinance 11-08 as amended passed unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding amending the code to allow dogs in parks for Town declared special events (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman moved to amend the code to allow dogs at special events at the discretion of the Town Manager. Councilmember Campbell seconded.

After further discussion Mayor Berkman withdrew his motion.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding approval for the Garden Club by the Sea to replace and enhance plantings in Lily Park

Town Manager Chinault gave background for the request.

The following resident gave input:

Ginny Heptig, 240 Ninth Terrace

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve replacement and enhancement of plantings in Lily Park. Councilmember Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – February 2011

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman noted there would be a beach clean up on March 26.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb noted garbage collection dates might be changing in May and either the Town or Waste Management would be notifying the residents. He also gave an update on collecting email addresses of Town residents.

C. Councilmember Campbell had no report.

D. Councilmember Glass had no report.

E. Councilmember Greer reported that he participated in the Mayors’ Meals on Wheels on March 15, 2011. He noted that they need volunteers and it was a good experience. There is also going to be a workshop at 6:00 PM before the next Council meeting regarding landscaping for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth avenues.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk