October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
October 16, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 13-01

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON OCTOBER 16, 2012

PRESENT: 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

ABSENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, 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

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The order of the agenda was revised as follows:

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

E. Emergency Ordinance 13-03 – 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

Lauralee Westine, representing T-Mobile, answered questions from the Council, noting that the ordinance allows for the temporary cell on wheels for up to six months.

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 13-03. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. PUBLIC

Lois Schiessl, 440 Tenth Avenue, thanked Councilmember Hoffman for her fundraising efforts to provide holiday lights.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board in November

C. Town Hall will be closed November 12th for Veterans’ Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 12-14 – Regular Meeting – September 18, 2012

B. Approval of a request for a cost-of-living increase of 1.41% from Harris Sanitation in accordance with the franchise agreement for municipal solid waste, yard waste and recycling

C. Approval to declare the Indialantic Volunteer Fire Department fund raiser on November 3, 2012 a special event

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

B. Approval of a request for a cost-of-living increase of 1.41% from Harris Sanitation in accordance with the franchise agreement for municipal solid waste, yard waste and recycling

Councilmember Glass received clarification that the increase is provided for in the franchise agreement which expires September 30, 2014.

Councilmember Glass moved to approve item B. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Melbourne Beach Library Board – Elfriede Raedler and Thomas Carnohan would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Hoffman moved to reappoint Ms. Raedler and Mr. Carnohan. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Nancee Hay would like to be reappointed

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Ms. Hay. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance No. 12-16 – Amending Sec. 15-18.1(e)(1) 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 12-16. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance No. 12-17 – Amending Sec. 15-23 – Penalties for parking violations

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 12-17. Councilmember Hoffman seconded.

The following members of the public spoke on the ordinance:

Lois Schiessl, 440 Tenth Avenue
Gary Van Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue
Lee Schinagl, 220 Seventh Avenue

The motion to adopt Ordinance 12-17 carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance No. 13-01 – Amending Sec. 15-18.1(k) to include the use of annual parking permits in Zone 2 (Nance Park)

1. First reading – by title only
Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 13-01 on first reading. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance No. 13-02 – Adding a new Sec. 5-8 providing for special events in Town parks

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Glass moved to approved Ordinance 13-02 on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding a voter exit survey

Council reviewed two options for a non-binding straw poll to be conducted as voters exit the polling place on November 6th.

Council agreed to use option A with the addition of a title stating “Non-binding Straw Poll” and with an explanation of how much a mill would equal for an average household.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the use of option A as amended. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding an employee satisfaction survey

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb provided a sample employee survey for Council approval.

It was noted that employees would be given two weeks to complete the survey and that the Town Clerk would copy the responses and distribute to Council.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the survey. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding a cost-of-living salary adjustment

This item was continued to the November meeting.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding Amendment #1 to the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association Agreement

This item was continued to the November meeting.

B. Discussion of pension benefits

This item was continued to the November meeting.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding downtown parking (requested by Councilmember Hoffman)

This item was continued to the November meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

Town Manager Chinault provided an update on the improvements to the boardwalk and Tampa Avenue.

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman was not present.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb thanked everyone for their support of the Witch Way 5k.

C. Councilmember Glass congratulated the Deputy Mayor on the success of the Witch Way 5k.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman reported on the South Beaches Coalition meeting.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
Loren Goldfarb
Deputy Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk