July 17, 2012

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July 17, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
July 17, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-11

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JULY 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

Ann Bernick, 151 Miami, announced that August 7th is National Night Out.

Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd., announced that the Heritage Committee will be hosting “Indialantic Remembers” on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Council chamber. Members of the Committee will also be available to scan memorabilia from residents for the Town’s archives.

Jon Whitt, 206 Fourth Avenue, presented a plaque to Capt. Shane Downs and Firefighter Mike Humphrey (not present) for their assistance and treatment during a medical emergency in June.

John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive, advised of County Commission meetings being held on July 24th and August 13th to discuss feral cat colonies.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

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

C. Council qualifying dates for the November 6, 2012 election will be August 10 through August 24, 2012. Seats to be filled are: Mayor, currently held by Dave Berkman; Council Seat 2, currently held by Loren Goldfarb; and Council Seat 4, currently held by Stu Glass.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-10 – Regular Meeting – June 19, 2012

B. Approval of the preparation and adoption schedule for FY 12-13 budget

C. Approval to roll over a FRDAP grant application for Orlando Park in the amount of $50,000 for the FY-14 cycle

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve items B and C. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

A. Minutes No. 12-10 – Regular Meeting – June 19, 2012

Councilmember Hoffman moved to amend item VIII-D to reflect that the motion was related to the proposed language which was not approved. Mayor Berkman second. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Safvat Kalaghchy would like to be reappointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Mr. Kalaghchy. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Parks, Recreation and Beautification – 2 openings. Anne Mayer would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Mayer. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance No. 12-10 – Amending Sec. 15-18.1(e)(2)a. relating to metered parking

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 12-10. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance No. 12-11 – Amending Sec. 17-112 relating to skateboard ramps

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

John B. MacNeill, Chairman of the Zoning and Planning Board, noted that the ordinance will be reviewed by the Board for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 12-11 on first reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance No. 12-12 – Amending the Personnel/Civil Service Manual

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

John B. MacNeill presented comments relating to other health issues.

Town Manager Chinault reviewed the proposed language adopting a tobacco-free policy for new hires and as prepared by the Town’s personnel attorney.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 12-12 on first reading. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance No. 12-13 – Amending Sec. 15-18.1(e)(1)(b) relating to metered parking

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.
2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Councilmember Glass moved to approve Ordinance 12-13. Councilmember Greer seconded.

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Budget and Finance Committee has recommended that the meter fees be increased in Nance Park as this fund loses money each year. He noted that the meters will be recalibrated to accommodate the increase.

Councilmember Glass spoke in favor of increasing all meter fees to $1.00/hr.

Scott Smith, 321 Seventh Avenue, suggested the use of low flow shower heads in the park.

The motion to approve Ordinance 12-13 carried with Councilmember Hoffman voting “nay.”

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion regarding communications/dispatch services

Mayor Berkman advised that this was discussed as part of the Police Department budget review and noted that the only way to reduce the budget is to reduce the number of employees, benefits or services. He recommended that the Town consider contracting with Satellite Beach or Brevard County for dispatch services.

It was noted that most municipalities in Brevard County have their own dispatch service.

Council discussed issues relating to response time, having separate entities dispatch for police and fire and not having Town Hall available after hours.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb requested that the Town Manager and Mayor of Melbourne Beach be invited to meet with the Council to discuss the possibility of the Town providing dispatch services for them and any other services that could be combined.

Mayor Berkman also noted that he has received negative feedback from employees regarding a position recently filled at a salary higher than the entry level and that he felt morale was poor.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Set proposed millage rate for FY 12-13 at 6.8645; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for 5:30 pm on September 4, 2012; set date for second public hearing for 7:00 pm on September 18, 2012; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 21, 2012

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the first public hearing on September 4th, the second public hearing on September 18th and the budget workshop on August 21st. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Berkman moved to set the proposed millage rate for FY 12-13 at the roll back rate of 6.7395. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried with Councilmember Glass voting “nay.”

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

Cliff Stokes, Building Official, presented information and answered questions from the Council. He recommended that Council consider increasing permit fees to the rates adopted by the City of Cape Canaveral.

Council requested that this be added to the next agenda and that the fees charged for construction of a typical house (e.g. 2,000 square foot) be compared with other beach side communities. Council also requested that a discussion of code enforcement be included on the next agenda.

The Town Clerk answered questions from the Council regarding Administration.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting credit card payments (Requested by Deputy Mayor Goldfarb)

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb requested that the Town consider accepting credit card payments and that additional fees can be included to cover the cost to the Town. Council agreed to continue this discussion at the August meeting.

D. Discussion regarding organizational matters (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman advised that he has been dissatisfied with recent actions of the Town Manager and requested input from the other Council members.

Council discussed feedback they have received from residents and employees.

Mayor Berkman suggested that an employee satisfaction survey be conducted and advised that he would prepare one. It was the consensus of the Council that a draft survey be reviewed at the August meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman reported no complaints regarding the craft show on July 14th and 15th.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman reported that the fundraising effort for holiday lights is going well and requested that this be added to the agenda for the August meeting.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk

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