November 21, 2011

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November 21, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
November 21, 2011 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-02

MINUTES HELD OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON NOVEMBER 21, 2011

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

ABSENT: Hon. Chris Campbell, Councilmember

I. CALL TO ORDER AT 7:00 PM

Mayor Berkman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. OATH OF OFFICE – Randy Greer and Jill Hoffman

Attorney Gougelman issued the Oath of Office to Jill Hoffman and Randy Greer.

IV. ELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR

Mayor Berkman nominated Deputy Mayor Goldfarb. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

V. PUBLIC

Mayor Berkman read a letter from a resident thanking Captain Downs and Firefighter Zipperer for their efforts in detecting a gas leak. A Certification of Appreciation was presented to Captain Downs and Firefighter Zipperer.

VI. 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, General Employees’ Pension Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board

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

C. Town Hall will be closed November 24 and 25, 2011 for Thanksgiving

D. The annual tree lighting will be held Thursday, December 1st, at 7:00 pm in Nance Park

VII. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-01 – Regular Meeting – October 18, 2011

B. Resolution 12-01 – Designating personnel authorized to sign checks

C. Approval of final budget adjustments for FY-11

D. Approval of budget adjustment #1 for FY-12

E. Approval of parking meter use agreement with Bizzarro’s

F. Approval of a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application in the amount of $1,000

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve items A, B, E and F. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Town Manager Chinault explained the budget adjustments noting that the grant for the fire truck is being moved from the FY-11 budget to the FY-12 budget.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve items C and D. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. APPOINTMENTS

A. Mayor’s nomination

Mayor Berkman made the following appointments:

1. Space Coast League of Cities and alternate – Councilmember Glass with Mayor Berkman as alternate
2. South Brevard Water Supply Board – Councilmember Greer
3. South Beaches Coalition and alternate – Councilmember Hoffman with Deputy Mayor Goldfarb as alternate

B. Heritage Committee – 3 openings. Linda Glass and Linda Laibl Page would like to be reappointed. Application received from Bobby Cronenberg

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Glass and Ms. Page and to appoint Ms. Cronenberg. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Application received from Anne Mayer

Mayor Berkman moved to appoint Ms. Mayer. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IX. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 12-01 – Amending Chapter 4 relating to animal control

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt Ordinance 12-01. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 12-02 – Amending Chapters 6 and 17 to reflect the Florida Building Code

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to adopt Ordinance 12-02. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 12-03 – Amending Sec. 10-13.4 relating to sound amplifying equipment

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Town Manager Chinault advised that this was a clarification to allow sound amplifying equipment to be used on Sunday for Council declared special events such as the 60th Anniversary celebration.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 12-03 on first reading. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance 12-04 – Amending Sec. 13-53 relating to a Melbourne Causeway relief bridge

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 12-04 on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

E. Resolution 12-02 – Adopting a fund balance policy

Town Manager Chinault advised that GASB 34 recommends that a fund balance policy for all funds be adopted and noted that it has been reviewed by the Town’s audit firm.

Councilmember Greer moved to adopt Resolution 12-02. Councilman Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

F. Resolution 12-03 – Setting certain fees for the use of facilities in Nance Park

Town Manager Chinault advised that the resolution requires a higher fee to rent the large pavilion in Nance Park noting that the rentals are mostly by non-residents.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to adopt Resolution 12-03. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb requested that staff review fees imposed by other cities and report back to the Council.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Witch Way 5k report – Councilmember Goldfarb

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb reported that this year’s event was very successful with a 22% increase in the number of runners and a high satisfaction rate based on the survey. Council will present the net proceeds to the Nature Conservancy and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee at the December meeting.

XI. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding the planters at Access 6 (Requested by Mayor Berkman – tabled at the October meeting)
Mayor Berkman distributed a photo of the planters covered with pavers for Council consideration.

Town Manager Chinault noted that the cost to install the pavers on the planters is estimated to be $2,700.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb suggested that the Garden Club be asked to review the planters and make a recommendation.

Councilmember Hoffman noted that the Garden Club is currently looking into vegetation for the planters.

It was the consensus of the Council that this be presented to the Garden Club.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding removal of a street light east of 138 Ormond Drive

Town Manager Chinault advised that the resident at 138 Ormond has requested that the street light be removed, noting that Council’s policy is to place lights only at street corners. A letter was sent to the twelve residents of the block with only one expressing the desire to have the street light remain.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve removal of the street light. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding holiday decorations for 2012 (Requested by Councilmember Glass)

Councilmember Glass suggested the Town consider purchasing banners which could be used for all seasons.

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Town purchased banners for the 50th Anniversary and that there were issues with their durability. He noted that a lift will have to be rented for installation, FPL has to accept the brackets and FDOT will have to approve the location.

Council requested that an accurate cost estimate be obtained and that staff contact other beachside municipalities to find out about their experience with banners.

Council agreed to discuss this at the December meeting.

XII. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XIII. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Councilmember Glass had no report.

C. Councilmember Goldfarb had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer reminded everyone that new watering restrictions are now in place and that the St. Johns Water Management District is enforcing them.

E. Councilmember Hoffman expressed disappointment that the Town will not be putting up holiday decorations and stated that she was glad to be a part of the Council.

IVX. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk

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