May 17, 2011

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May 17, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
May 17, 2011 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 11-10

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON MAY 17, 2011

PRESENT: Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Chris Campbell, Councilman
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilman
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilman
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 Goldfarb called the meeting order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

There were no public comments.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement Board, General Employees’ Pension Board, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and the Zoning and Planning Board

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement Board and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in June

C. Town Hall will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 for Memorial Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 11-08 – Regular Meeting – April 19, 2011

B. Minutes No. 11-09 – Special Meeting – May 5, 2011

C. Approval of First Responder Agreement with Brevard County

D. Approval of the Audit Committee’s ranking of audit firms and authorization for the Town Manager to negotiate a contract with the number one firm

Councilman Campbell moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Marlene Waclawski would like to be reappointed

Councilman Campbell moved to reappoint Ms. Waclawski. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Marge Schwanbeck would like to be reappointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Ms. Schwanbeck. Councilman Campbell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Dan Sullivan would like to be reappointed. Application received from Lisa Leger Frazier

Councilman Greer moved to reappoint Mr. Sullivan. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 11-10 – Amending Section 8-46 relating to lot clearing

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.

Councilman Campbell moved to adopt Ordinance 11-10. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 11-11 – Amending Sec. 15-18 relating to parking fines

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.

Councilman Campbell moved to adopt Ordinance 11-11. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 11-09 – Amending Chapt. 5.5 creating Article V – Attractive Nuisance Condition

1. First reading – by title only

The Town Clerk read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Councilman Campbell moved to approve Ordinance 11-09. Councilman Glass seconded.

Town Manager Chinault gave background regarding abandoned properties, foreclosures, and properties not being properly cared for, noting that this would give the Town the authority to secure a property and to lien a property to recover any Town expense.

In answer to a question from Council, Attorney Gougelman advised that it is the primary responsibility of the property owner to comply with the law.

After discussion it was the consensus of the Council to amend the time frame for posting the property from 10 to 3 days.

The motion to approve Ordinance 11-09 as amended carried unanimously.

E. Resolution 11-07 – Naming the barrier island Ponce de Leon Island

Frank Thomas, historian from Melbourne Beach, and Samuel Lopez, head of the Commemoration Organization and President of the Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, spoke on efforts to name the barrier island after Ponce de Leon.

The following gave comment:
John B. MacNeill, 1320 South Riverside Drive

Councilman Campbell moved to adopt Resolution 11-07. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding a proposal from Clark Sales Display, Inc. to provide holiday decorations for 2011, 2012 and 2013 at an annual cost of $3,920

This item was tabled until the next meeting.

B. Discussion regarding a pedestrian crosswalk on SR-A1A south of US-192 (requested by Councilman Glass)

Councilman Glass advised that there are no crosswalks on A1A from Fifth Avenue to Melbourne Beach and would like to see one at Eleventh and Tampa avenues. Councilman Glass suggested having FDOT check the area on a weekend to determine if crosswalks are warranted.

Council discussed previous attempts to have a crosswalk constructed.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb suggested sending FDOT supporting documentation such as having residents sign a petition and a letter to the editor of the newspaper.

The following residents commented:
Gary Von Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue
Nancee Hay, 136 Tenth Avenue

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – April, 2011

B. Report from Town Attorney – Attorney Gougelman gave background on the Conover lawsuit

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman was not present.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb received confirmation that a letter addressing the new trash collection schedule was sent out.

C. Councilman Campbell had no report.

D. Councilman Glass thanked the Garden Club for their work at Lily Park.

E. Councilman Greer advised that there would be a landscape workshop prior to the next Council meeting on June 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
Loren Goldfarb
Deputy Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk