August 21, 2012

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August 21, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
August 21, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 12-12

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON AUGUST 21, 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

A. Service sharing and cost savings discussion – Tom Davis, Melbourne Beach Mayor, and Bill Hoskovec, Melbourne Beach Town Manager

Mr. Hoskovec answered questions from the Council regarding possible areas to share services. Mr. Hoskovec advised that they are happy with the dispatch services for police and fire that are being provided by the County and noted that one area that could be considered is public works, particularly relating to capital items.

Council expressed concerns relating to response time for dispatch and requested that a representative from the County be asked to attend a future meeting to discuss this.

B. Others

Ann Bernick, 151 Miami Avenue, thanked everyone for the response to National Night Out.

Eric and Lisa Peters, 164 Tampa Avenue, and Pam Dunn, 330 Tampa, requested that the Town consider improvements to the beach access at Tampa Avenue.

Council requested that the Town Manager present an assessment of the boardwalk at the next regular meeting.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

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

C. Council qualifying dates for the November 6, 2012 election are 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. 12-11 – Regular Meeting – July 17, 2012

B. Approval to extend the Medical Director agreement with Dr. John McPherson for Advanced Life Support services

C. Approval of FY-12 budget adjustment #3

D. Approval of stormwater maintenance agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

Councilmember Glass moved to approve the consent agenda. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Brian Dullaghan would like to be reappointed

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

B. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Kathryn Kowalski would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Glass moved to reappoint Ms. Kowalski. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Heritage Committee – 3 openings. Linda Coleman and Joan Sherman would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Hoffman moved to reappoint Ms. Coleman and Ms. Sherman. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Parks, Recreation and Beautification – 5 openings. Catherine Berkman, Bernie Gott and Larry Michelson would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Berkman, Mr. Gott and Mr. Michelson. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt Ordinance No. 12-11. Councilmember Glass seconded.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb expressed concern for neighbors and referenced an email sent in protest of the ordinance.

Lois Schiessl, 440 Tenth Avenue, suggested that skateboard use should be restricted after sunset.

Josh Lee, 117 First Avenue, recommended that skateboards be allowed until 9:00 pm.

Mayor Berkman moved to amend the ordinance to allow skateboard use until 9:00 pm. Councilmember Glass accepted the amendment. Motion to adopt Ordinance 12-11 as amended carried unanimously.

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to adopt Ordinance No. 12-12. Councilmember Glass seconded.

Gary Van Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue, spoke against the ordinance.

Motion to adopt Ordinance 12-12 carried unanimously.

The order of the agenda was revised as follows:

E. Emergency Ordinance No. 12-15 – Providing for the temporary location of a cell on wheels at the Indialantic Center

1. Reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Mayor Berkman provided background information on the ordinance.

John Collins, AT&T, advised that the project consists of a van with two masts of up to sixty feet to be located at the Indialantic Shopping Center for approximately nine months. He noted that a security fence will also be provided and that the masts are certified to withstand winds of 120 mph.

Louis Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue, and Frank Meyer, 225 First Avenue, received clarification about the project.

Mayor Berkman moved amend the ordinance to allow the cell on wheels for six months with the option to extend if necessary. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance No. 12-13. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Councilmember Glass requested that an ordinance be prepared to also increase the metered parking fees for the boardwalk area and that parking fines be increased to $20.

D. Ordinance No. 12-14 – Amending Sec. 8-16 relating to disposal of garden trash

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 advised that the purpose of the ordinance was to prevent yard trash from being placed on the paved portion of the street which can result in debris entering the stormwater system.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 12-14 on first reading. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded.

John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside, suggested that lawn services be required to obtain a no fee permit to work within the Town.

Motion to approve Ordinance 12-14 on first reading passed unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding accepting credit card payments (continued from the July 17, 2012 meeting)

This item was tabled until the September regular meeting.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding naming of the barrier island

It was noted that this has previously been discussed but that a third option has been presented to the Board on Geographic Names.

Mayor Berkman moved to report that the Town is not in favor of naming the barrier island. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action on lifting the hiring freeze – Police Department Administrative Assistant (Property/evidence clerk)

Mayor Berkman reviewed three options regarding the Property/Evidence clerk vacancy and moved to approve option 3 – combine that position with the Office Manager and re-classify that position. Councilmember Glass seconded.

Police Chief Morris and Danette Piccolella, Office Manger, reviewed the job requirements and work load of the positions.

It was agreed that if combining the two positions did not work out, the Office Manager position would revert to its current job description and salary.

Motion to combine the Property/Evidence Clerk and Office Manager positions carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding an employee satisfaction survey

This item was tabled until the September regular meeting.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding holiday lights (Requested by Councilmember Hoffman)

Councilmember Hoffman introduced the fund raising committee and noted that the Knights of Columbus have agreed to make a donation. She moved that a line item be added to the budget and that the money raised be used to fund the lights for the upcoming holiday season. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Councilmember Hoffman advised that the committee has selected the decorations recommended by the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee for the previous year.

E. Discussion of fundraising opportunity offered by Andretti Thrill Park (Requested by Deputy Mayor Goldfarb)

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb advised that the park can sponsor special events in which the Town could benefit and requested that this be continued to the September regular meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb requested that if members of the public have any questions about items before the Council that they contact Councilmembers.

C. Councilmember Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer reported that there are programs available to dispose of unwanted or outdated pharmaceuticals.

E. Councilmember Hoffman had no report.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk