July 27, 2011

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July 27, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
July 27, 2011 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 11-12

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JULY 27, 2011

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilman
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilman
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Chris Campbell, Councilman (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 order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Berkman requested a moment of silence for the passing of Melbourne Beach Mayor Rita Karpie and retired Indialantic Fire Captain James Haggas.

III. PUBLIC

Mayor Berkman and members of the Indialantic Fire Department presented Blaze Batchelor with a proclamation for bravery and assistance with a medical emergency.

Ann Bernick, 151 Miami Avenue, reminded everyone of National Night Out on August 2, 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Code Enforcement Board, General Employees’ Pension Board, Heritage Committee and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in August

C. Council qualifying dates for the November 8, 2011 election will be August 12 through August 26, 2011. Seats to be filled are: Council Seat 1, currently held by Randy Greer, and Council Seat 3, currently held by Chris Campbell.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 11-11 – Regular Meeting – June 21, 2011

B. Approval of the preparation and adoption schedule for FY 11-12 budget

C. Approval of the Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Agreement with Greener Pastures Turf, Inc. for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2014 at an annual cost of $14,135

D. Approval to roll over the FY-12 FRDAP grant application for Orlando Park in the amount of $50,000 for the FY-13 cycle

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 2 openings. Application received from Safvat Kalaghchy

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to appoint Mr. Kalaghchy to the Board of Adjustment. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Application received from Jon Whitt

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to appoint Mr. Whitt to the Civil Service Board. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Code Enforcement Board – 3 openings. Orlando Brillante would like to be reappointed

Councilman Glass moved to reappoint Mr. Brillante. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Ann Mayer would like to be reappointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Ms. Mayer. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 11-13 – Amending Chapt. 17 relating to variances

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 Greer moved to adopt Ordinance 11-13. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 11-14 – Amending Chapt. 15 relating to handicap parking

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 Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 11-14. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 11-15 – Amending Chapt. 2 relating to the Police/Fire Pension Fund

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 Glass received clarification from Attorney Gougelman and Town Manager Chinault.

Councilman Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 11-15. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance 11-12 – Amending Chapt. 5.5 relating to landscaping

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 explained the intent of the ordinance change.

The following gave input:
Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 11-12. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

E. Ordinance 11-16 – Amending Sec. 10-13.2 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.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve Ordinance 11-16. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

F. Ordinance 11-17 – Amending the sign ordinance

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 the ordinance change noting that the maximum square feet of window signs will be increased but the percentages remain the same.

Councilman Glass received clarification that Attorney Gougelman was reviewing the issue of using vehicles to advertise.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 11-17. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding pavers (Requested by Councilmember Glass)

Councilman Glass suggested the pavers need to be marketed.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb suggested having more than one person working on the pavers.

Jill Hoffman, 125 Michigan Avenue, noted the Town has taken money for the pavers and handed out certificates. Ms. Hoffman noted the Town Centre Committee has been disbanded and that she wasn’t sure how to proceed. Ms. Hoffman advised she would try to get volunteers and report back at the next meeting.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Set proposed millage rate for FY 11-12 at 7.0304; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for 5:30 pm on September 6, 2011; set date for second public hearing for 7:00 pm on September 20, 2011; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 16, 2011

Town Manager Chinault gave background on the millage rate and recommended ¼ mill over the roll back rate. It was noted that the rate could be lowered at either public hearing.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the tentative millage rate of 7.0304. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the dates for the public hearings. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding Motorists Yield to Pedestrian signs (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman gave background on the yield signs and advised that FDOT would do a study to determine a need at no cost to the Town if Council desired

The following gave input:
John B. MacNeill, 1320 South Riverside Drive
Frank Mayer, 225 First Avenue
Dan Batchelor, 404 South Ramona Avenue

Mayor Berkman moved to ask FDOT to have a study done. Councilman Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Additional item for Witch Way 5K profits

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb noted the Nature Conservancy will receive 25% instead of 50% like last year and 75% will go to the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the Nature Conservancy to receive 25% of the proceeds and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee to receive 75% of the proceeds from the Witch Way 5K run.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Campbell was absent.

D. Councilmember Glass had no report.

E. Councilmember Greer presented a power point presentation on ways to reduce water usage and protect the Indian River Lagoon.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk