March 20, 2012

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March 20, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
March 20, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-07

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON MARCH 20, 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.

Dedication of the new fire truck – T-57

Council and members of the public proceeded to the Fire Station for the dedication of the new fire truck. The Melbourne High School Jr. ROTC presented the colors and the Volunteer Fire Department chaplain blessed the truck.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

A. Certificates of Appreciation – Melbourne High School Jr. ROTC, Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Mayor Berkman presented Certificates of Appreciation to the Melbourne High School Jr. ROTC and Sue Neville, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, for their participation in the Town’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

B. Proclamations – 60th Anniversary Celebration Committee, Indialantic Heritage Committee

Mayor Berkman presented a proclamation to Jenifer Marx, Chair of the Heritage Committee, and Denise Bozeman, Chair of the 60th Anniversary Committee, thanking the committees for their efforts.

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 and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in April

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-05 – Regular Meeting – February 21, 2012

B. Minutes No. 12-06 – Special Meeting – March 5, 2012

C. Approval of 2012 craft show in Nance Park on July 14 and 15, 2012

D. Approval of a signal maintenance agreement with FDOT concerning maintenance and reimbursement for the SR-A1A/US-192 and Riverside Drive/US-192 signals

E. Approval of First Responder Agreement with Brevard County

F. Authorization for the Brevard Mosquito Control District to operate an aircraft over the Town to spray for mosquitoes

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

C. Approval of 2012 craft show in Nance Park on July 14 and 15, 2012

Mayor Berkman received confirmation that only water would be sold by the craft show vendors.

E. Approval of First Responder Agreement with Brevard County

Councilmember Glass received clarification regarding the funding amount.

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

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. James Bates would like to be reappointed.

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

B. Budget and Finance Committee – 2 openings. Karen Turja would like to be reappointed. Application received from Michael Melhado

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Turja and to appoint Mr. Melhado. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 12-05 – Amending Sec. 2-250 relating to the Personnel/Civil Service Manual

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 Hoffman moved to adopt Ordinance 12-05 on second reading. Councilmember Greer seconded.

Council discussed the comp time regulations. It was noted that there is no time frame in which it has to be used and that it could be earned and paid at different pay rates.

After discussion, the motion to adopt Ordinance 12-05 failed unanimously.

B. Ordinance 12-07 – Amending Sec. 17-4(51) – Definition of principal building

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Town Manager Chinault noted that the ordinance was recommended by the Zoning and Planning Board.

John B. MacNeill, Chairman of the Zoning and Planning Board, presented background information on the proposed change.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 12-07 on first reading. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding planters at Access #6 (continued from the February 21, 2012 meeting)

No action was taken on this item.

B. Approval of purchase of a used vehicle for non-patrol use by the Police Department with monies from vehicle #6 which was totaled in a recent accident (continued from the February 21, 2012 meeting)

This item was discussed at part of item IX-F.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding newspaper type boxes (Requested by Mayor Berkman) (Continued from the February 21, 2012 meeting)

Mayor Berkman suggested that the Town consider regulating newspaper type boxes.

Attorney Gougelman presented background information noting that there are First Amendment issues associated with their content. He advised that some cities have been successful in regulating the type of racks that may be used and cited Honolulu and Coral Gables as examples. He recommended that Council also consider input from those who use the racks/boxes and that the issue be referred to the Zoning and Planning Board.

B. Discussion of employee benefits

Council reviewed a summary of benefits offered by municipalities in the County and agreed to discuss this further as part of the budget process.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding installation of a shower at the Tampa Avenue beach access (Requested by Deputy Mayor Goldfarb)

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb read a letter from Tristan Fielder requesting that some sort of rinse off area be provided at the Tampa Avenue beach access. It was suggested that well water with grass be used.

Council requested that the Town Manager look into costs and funding options.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding installation of a shower at Sunrise Park (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman requested that a shower at Sunrise Park also be considered in the future.

E. Discussion and possible action regarding cooking oil recycling (Requested by Councilmember Greer)

Councilmember Greer requested that the Town consider participating in a pilot program to recycle cooking oil noting that the container would be provided by the recycling company at no cost to the Town.

Ann Bernick, 151 Miami Avenue, requested that more details be obtained regarding the container and any conditions imposed on the Town.

Council requested that the Town Manager obtain more information from Griffin Industries for discussion at a later meeting.

F. Preliminary FY-13 budget review – Police Department (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

It was noted that Council will be reviewing each department as part of the budget process.

Police Chief Troy Morris answered questions from Council regarding staffing, scheduling, training, vehicles and equipment.

Town Manager Chinault reviewed the vehicle replacement schedule and requested that Council approve the purchase of a small SUV for the detective with insurance funds from car #6.

Councilmember Glass moved to approve the purchase. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to amend the motion to approve the purchase for a maximum of $8,000. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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 Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman had no report.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk