January 17, 2012

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January 17, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
January 17, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-04

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JANUARY 17, 2012

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

There were no public comments.

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, 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, Heritage Committee, and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in February

C. The annual Art Show will be held January 21 and 22, 2012 in Nance Park

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-03 – Regular Meeting – December 20, 2011

B. Approval of a request from Mitch Varnes/Smooth Running LLC for lane closures during the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon on February 5, 2012

C. Ratification of the agreement with the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association

D. Approval to declare two police department vehicles (vehicle #3 and vehicle #9) as being surplus and authorization for the Town Manager to dispose of them

Mayor Berkman moved to approve items A and B. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ratification of the agreement with the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association

Council received clarification on salary negotiations for 2013 and 2014.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve item C. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Approval to declare two police department vehicles (vehicle #3 and vehicle #9) as being surplus and authorization for the Town Manager to dispose of them

Council received information on the disposal process.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve item D. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Budget and Finance Committee – 2 openings. Bruce Bogert and Orlando Brillante would like to be reappointed.

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Bogert and Mr. Brillante. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Parks, Recreation and Beautification – 3 openings. Brooke Deratany Goldfarb would like to be reappointed

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

C. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 openings. Tom Kleving would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Kleving. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Resolution 12-04 – Setting certain fees for the use of facilities in Nance Park

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to adopt Resolution 12-04. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding the expenditure of non-issued Council compensation (Requested by Councilmember Hoffman)

Councilmember Hoffman requested that a Councilmember who has opted not to receive his/her monthly compensation be allowed to have input in how the money will be used.

Attorney Gougelman advised that if a member receives compensation and donates it back for a specific purpose, the money would be taxable.

Council took no action on this item.

B. Discussion of employee pension plans

Town Manager Chinault presented background information on the Town’s two pension plans. He advised that the Police/Fire Pension Plan mirrors the State’s minimum requirements and that if these requirements are not met, State funding would be reduced.

Council discussed the General Employees’ Pension Plan. In response to a suggested change in the plan for new employees, Town Manager Chinault noted that any change could actuarially affect the Town’s funding requirements.

Council requested that staff compare the pension plans and other employee benefits offered by similar sized municipalities and report back to Council.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – January, 2012

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Town’s insurer and its legal counsel will be attending court ordered mediation in the Conover lawsuit and they have requested that a Town representative also attend.

Mayor Berkman moved to authorize the Town Attorney and Town Manager to represent the Town at mediation. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Report from Town Attorney

Attorney Gougelman provided a written status report on the Conover lawsuit.

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Glass advised that he has a slide show of the new fire truck.

D. Councilmember Greer advised that he recently attended a grant writing seminar and will make the information available to the Town.

E. Councilmember Hoffman wished everyone a happy new year and challenged everyone to sell a paver for the 60th anniversary.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk