March 26, 2012

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March 26, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
PARKS, RECREATION AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
March 26, 2012, Council Chambers 9:00 a.m.
MINUTES 12-05

MEMBERS PRESENT
Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson
Catherine Berkman
Dick Dunn
Bernie Gott
Larry Michelson
JoAnne Nadeau
Marjorie Schwanbeck
Ronald H. Cassedy, Public Works Director

MEMBERS ABSENT
Anne Mayer, Vice Chairperson

GUEST
Jo Anne Jones

I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Ms. Deratany Goldfarb called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.

Mr. Dunn introduced Ms. Jo Anne Jones who was present and might be interested in seeking appointment to the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee.

II. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES
Minutes 12-04; February 27, 2012
Mr. Michelson moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. TOWN HALL REPORT – MR. CASSEDY
Mr. Cassedy provided no report.

IV. BEAUTIFICATION
Status of Beautification Award sign
Current location is at the residence of 312 Melbourne Avenue. Ms. Berkman moved, seconded by Mr. Gott, to select the property at 138 Ormond Drive as the next location for the committee’s Beautification Award. Motion carried unanimously. Ms. Mercer will send a letter to the property owner advising of the Committee’s decision. The sign will remain at the current location until arrangements have been made to relocate the sign. Nominations for the next location will be brought before the committee at the next scheduled meeting.

Pending Nominations:
Ool, 301 Michigan Avenue (still under construction)
Kennedy, 245 Second Avenue (Ms. Berkman nominated)
Custom Financial Solutions, Inc., 442 Fourth Avenue, Attn: Leslie Murphy (Barbara Person nominated)
Collins, 330 Ormond Drive (Mr. Chinault)
Harney, 1004 Wavecrest Avenue (Ms. Deratany Goldfarb)

V. PARKS
Orlando Park – Brooke Deratany Goldfarb
No complaints.

Dewey Park & Wavecrest Extension Park- Anne Mayer
Not present.

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

Nance Park, Sunrise Park & Sunset Park – Bernie Gott
Nance Park – No complaints.

Sunrise Park – Mr. Gott noted that he did not favor a shower facility at Sunrise Park; however, he believed that a foot wash might be useful and asked if Public Works could investigate the feasibility of using the existing well to support such an amenity.

Sunset Park – No complaints.

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

Indialantic Ocean Beach Park – Mr. Gott noted that he believed that it would be helpful if another sign is posted on the beach level at the base of the emergency vehicle ramp advising beachgoers that the ramp is for emergency vehicles only.

Douglas Park & Riverside Park – Dick Dunn & JoAnne Nadeau
Mr. Dunn noted that he observed during the Town’s 60th Celebration that both Riverside and Douglas parks were in excellent shape and he further complimented the Town for the fine appearance that both parks presented.

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

Improvement Plan for Area Parks
Ms. Nadeau provided a handout indicating concerns with regard to the condition principally of the Town’s smaller parks. It was agreed that she would meet with Mr. Cassedy and review particular issues that might need attention. Mr. Cassedy will schedule those maintenance improvements which his staff is capable of performing and will secure the cost for any work that might warrant the services of a private contractor (e.g. serious tree trimming).

Anyone interested in assisting with a park clean-up day will contact Ms. Nadeau.

VI. RECREATION
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 9:00am
It was agreed by consensus that the Town will not provide a porta-pottie at the egg hunt on 3/31/12. Ms. Schwanbeck noted that all committee participants are to arrive by 8:30 Saturday morning. She further noted that she had eggs and candy to distribute and that she would take Ms. Mayer’s allotment to her since she was not present at today’s committee meeting.

Fifth Annual Indialantic Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 13, 2012
The first meeting of the WW 5K group will be held in the Town Council Chamber on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

December Holiday Banner
Ms. Deratany Goldfarb noted that since she needed to contact Andee McKoy Zeppuhar about the
WW5K she would inquire about the design and company that produced the WW 5K banner.

VII. OTHER

VIII. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING – APRIL 23, 2012 9:00 A.M. 12-06
A. Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 9:00am
B. Fifth Annual Indialantic Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 13, 2012

IX. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 am.

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Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson

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Victoria Mercer, Secretary