December 20, 2011

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December 20, 2011

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
December 20, 2011 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-03

MINUTES OF A REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON DECEMBER 20, 2011

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilmember
Hon. Jill Hoffman, 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. Presentation of checks to the Nature Conservancy and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee from the Witch Way 5k Committee

Mayor Berkman presented a check to Ann Birch, Nature Conservancy, and members of the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee from the Witch Way 5k Committee.

B. Others

Lois Schiessl, 440 Tenth Avenue, expressed disappointment in not having holiday lights on Fifth Avenue this year.

Nancee Hay, 136 Tenth Avenue, wished everyone a happy holiday and thanked them for their service.

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, 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 Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board in January

C. Town Hall will be closed December 23 and 26, 2011 for Christmas and January 2, 2012 for New Year’s Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-02 – Regular Meeting – November 21, 2011

B. Approval of parking meter use agreement with Java Surf
C. Assignment of audit agreement with Hoyman Dobson to Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Councilmember Glass moved to approve the consent agenda. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 3 openings. Bud Evans and Doug Wright would like to be reappointed. Application received from Chris Campbell

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Evans and Mr. Wright and to appoint Mr. Campbell. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Code Enforcement Board – 3 openings. Ron Campbell would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Campbell. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. General Employees’ Pension Board – 1 opening. Vince Benevente would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Benevente. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Parks, Recreation and Beautification – 3 openings. JoAnne Nadeau would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Nadeau. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

E. Zoning and Planning Board – 3 openings. Rick Bertel, John B. MacNeill and Mike McCabe would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Bertel, Mr. MacNeill and Mr. McCabe. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

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 12-03 on second reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 12-04 on second reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Reconsideration of organization to review the planters at Access 6 (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman requested that the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee be asked to review a possible change to the planters at Access 6 instead of the Garden Club. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Councilmember Hoffman requested that the Garden Club be consulted regarding the plants in the planters.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding pavilion rental fees

Town Manager Chinault gave background information on pavilion rental fees including fees charged by other municipalities.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb noted that the pavilions are mostly rented by non-residents and suggested that the fees be increased to $35 for the small pavilion and $50 for the large pavilion.

Staff will present a resolution amending the fees at the January meeting.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding banners

Councilmember Glass presented background information regarding seasonal banners noting that they are not common on the beach side and requested that the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee be asked to review different types of decorations and possible funding sources.

Town Manager Chinault advised of issues related to the banners and brackets used for the Town’s 50th Anniversary.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman

C. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb wished everyone a safe and happy holiday.

D. Councilmember Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer wished everyone a safe and happy holiday.

E. Councilmember Hoffman had no report.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

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

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David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk

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