March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

Brevard County, Florida 32903
March 28, 2011, Council Chambers 9:00 a.m.

Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson
Anne Mayer, Vice Chairperson
Catherine Berkman
Bernie Gott
Larry Michelson
JoAnne Nadeau
Marjorie Schwanbeck
Ronald H. Cassedy, Public Works Director

All present.

Chairperson Ms. Deratany Goldfarb called the meeting to order at 9:07 a.m.

Minutes 11-04; February 28, 2011
Ms. Berkman moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Michelson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Lily Park
Mr. Cassedy advised that the Public Works Department has removed the hedge, bricks, and liriope. Liriope was relocated to Fifth Avenue median. Mrs. Nadeau thanked all involved for their assistance with the project.

Status of Beautification Award sign
Ms. Deratany Goldfarb received a “thank-you” letter from the current location regarding the reorganization for their hard work the property owners maintain.

Current location is at the residence of Robert Leon Snodgrass & Norman Sumner Barnes, 1202 South Ramona Avenue. Ms. Mayer moved to approve the location of 500 Orlando Blvd. Ms. Nadeau seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Ms. Twitty-Mercer will mail a letter to the property owner of the notification. Ms. Deratany Goldfarb will be notified and then notify Mr. Michelson to remove the sign from 1202 South Ramona Avenue. and place it at the new location. The sign will remain on the property until late May. Nominations for the next location will be brought before the committee at the next scheduled meeting.

Pending Nominations:
Custom Financial Solutions, Inc., 442 Fourth Avenue, Attn: Leslie Murphy (Barbara Person nominated)
Kennedy, 245 Second Avenue (Ms. Berkman nominated)
Ool, 301 Michigan Avenue (still under construction)
Papaj, 1001 South Riverside Drive (Ms. Mayer nominated)
Nadeau, 103 Tradewinds Terrace (Ms. Nadeau withdrew nomination)

Bahama Beach Club/Indialantic Casino Historical Marker
The Heritage Committee would like to place a Historical Marker by the pedestrian walkway, In the South end of Nance Park. The marker will be installed at a location where a tree was removed.
Ms. Mayer moved to approve locating the marker in the park. Mr. Michelson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Orlando Park – Brooke Deratany Goldfarb
No complaints. Submission letter sent to the State for improvements to the park.

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

Indian River Park & Tradewinds Park – Catherine Berkman
No complaints.

Nance Park, Sunrise Park & Sunset Park – Bernie Gott
Sunrise Park- the new additions will be a good improvement to the park. Mr. Cassedy suggested that two practice soccer goals will be placed in the area in the near future.
Sunset Park- no complaints.

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

Douglas Park & Riverside Park – JoAnne Nadeau
Douglas Park- No complaints.
Riverside Park- Pier on the North side of the “T” there is a loose board.

Mr. Chinault advised the Committee that the Public Works Department tightened all bolts on the underside of the pier.

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

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. 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.
April 12, 2011 at 8AM in the Council Chambers. Meetings will follow in the near future to examine the course layout, comments, sponsors, etc. Tabled until the next scheduled meeting.

Lily Park planting adjustments
Ms. Deratany Goldfarb left for a business meeting. Ms. Nadeau advised the Committee that the full amount requested through the grant was not available; therefore the number of items to be purchased was reduced. Ms. Nadeau requested $200.00 to purchase mulch, soil, fertilizer and signs from the Committee, regarding the Witch Way 5K account, to be available to the Garden Club By The Sea. Ms. Berkman moved to approve the request. Ms. Mayer seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Ms. Nadeau would like the approval from the Committee for the Garden Club by the Sea to present the request to Town Council on April 19, 2011.

VIII. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING – APRIL 25, 2011 9:00 A.M. 11-06
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.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson

Anne Mayer, Vice Chairperson

Victoria M. Twitty-Mercer, Secretary