June 19, 2012

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June 19, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
June 19, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-10

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JUNE 19, 2012

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilmember
Hon. Jill Hoffman, Councilmember
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Jennifer Fortin, Deputy Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor (excused)

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. 2010/2011 AUDIT PRESENTATION

Debbie Goode, Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, presented the audit.

Mayor Berkman moved to accept the 2010/2011 Audit as presented. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IV. PUBLIC

A. Proclamations – Garden Club by the Sea and Island Garden Club

Mayor Berkman presented the proclamations to Jenifer Marx of the Garden Club by the Sea and to Michelle Wernow of the Island Garden Club.

V. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Deputy Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings on the Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments on the Board of Adjustment, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in July

C. Town Hall will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, for Independence Day

D. The annual craft show will be held July 14th and 15th in Nance Park

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-09 – Regular Meeting – May 9, 2012

B. Approval of a Highway Maintenance Agreement with FDOT to perform routine maintenance of state road rights-of way and adoption of Resolution 12-07 authorizing the Town Manager to execute the agreement

C. Approval to set aside $1,000, which was donated, in the General Fund Committed Fund Balance for the maintenance of the Nance Park sign

D. Approval of Budget Adjustment #2 – FY-12

Councilmember Glass moved to approve consent agenda Items A-C. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Approval of Budget Adjustment #2 – FY-12

Councilmember Glass received clarification to Item D.

Councilmember Glass moved to approve Item D. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 12-10 – Amending Sec. 15-18.1(e)(2)a – relating to metered parking

1. First 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 approve Ordinance 12-10. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding repairs to the boardwalk

Ron Cassedy, Public Works Director, reviewed a plan to the Council depicting 6 phases of the project with phases 1-3 expected to be completed by September 30, 2012 and phases 4-6 being completed after the 5th annual WW5K event with a completion date of January 4, 2013.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the plan. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding showers/footwash stations at Sunrise and Sea parks.

Mayor Berkman noted that the information was received for future reference.

C. Discussion ad possible action regarding skateboard ramps

Mayor Berkman moved to approve modifications to code section 17-112 for skateboard ramps. Councilmember Hoffman seconded.

The following spoke in favor of the modification:
John MacNeill, 1320 South Riverside Drive
Joshua Lee, 117 First Avenue

The following spoke in opposition of the modification:
Lois Schiessl, 440 Tenth Avenue
Carol Andren, 906 South Ramona Avenue
Linda Paige, 1419 South Riverside Drive

Mayor Berkman moved to modify his original motion to include eliminating Item H and having a height restriction with the proposal proceeding to public hearing. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Discussion and possible action with regard to restricting parking in front yards

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve discussion of the suggested language. Councilmember Glass seconded.

Councilmember Hoffman addressed the issue of habitual offenders consistently not parking in their driveways or garages, but parking on their front lawns.

John MacNeill, Chair of the Zoning and Planning Board, spoke on behalf of the Board and noted the Board was opposed to taking owners rights away on their property.

The following spoke in favor of the proposal:
Linda Paige, 1419 South Riverside Drive
Charlda Sizemore, 50 Eleventh Avenue
Gary Van Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue
Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd.

The following spoke in opposition:
Lucille Morse, 220 Seventh Avenue
Carl Andren, 906 South Ramona Avenue
Carol Andren, 906 South Ramona Avenue

The motion to adopt the proposed language failed with Councilmember Hoffman and Councilmember Glass voting “aye” and Mayor Berkman and Councilmember Greer voting “nay”.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Preliminary FY-13 budget review – Protective Inspection and Administration

Tabled until the July meeting

B. Discussion and possible action regarding alternative energy (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Pat Phillips, 221 Cocoa Avenue, discussed the possibility of installing a wind turbine on his property. Mr. Phillips handed out informational packets to Council.

Mayor Berkman moved to send this to the Zoning and Planning Board for review. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb was absent

C. Councilmember Glass had no report

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman advised that she was donating a year’s worth of Council pay toward the funding of the holiday lights.

Councilmember Greer, Councilmember Glass and Mayor Berkman agreed to donate $200.00 each.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:13 PM.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Jennifer M. Fortin
Deputy Town Clerk