December 18, 2012

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December 18, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
December 18, 2012 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 13-03

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON DECEMBER 18, 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
Jennifer M. Fortin, Deputy 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

Roger Ross asked the Town if they would support HB5113 to increase recycling by creating a resolution.

Mayor Berkman noted it would be put on the January agenda.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Deputy Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board in January

C. Town Hall will be closed December 24th and 25th for Christmas and January 1st for New Year’s Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 13-02 – Regular Meeting – November 20, 2012

B. Approval of parking meter use agreement with Bizzarro’s

C. Resolution No. 13-02 – Approval of Budget Adjustment #1 for FY-13

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Board of Adjustment – 3 openings. Chris Campbell, Bud Evans and Doug Wright would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Campbell, Mr. Evans and Mr. Wright. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Heritage Committee – 1 opening. Application received from Denise Bozeman

Mayor Berkman moved to appoint Ms. Bozeman. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. JoAnne Nadeau would like to be reappointed. Application received from Costa Theodoropoulos

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to reappoint Ms. Nadeau and appoint Mr. Theodoropoulous. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Zoning and Planning Board – 3 openings Rick Bertel and Mike McCabe would like to be reappointed. Application received from John Estes

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Bertel and Mr. McCabe. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Councilmember Glass moved to appoint Mr. Estes. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance No. 13-04 – Amending Sec. 10-13.4 relating to special events

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.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 13-04. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance No. 13-05 – Amending the Police/Fire Pension Plan

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.

Concilmember Glass moved to approve Ordinance 13-05. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance No. 13-06 – Amending the General Employees’ Pension Plan

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 approve Ordinance 13-06. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding lifting the hiring freeze for a police officer

B. Discussion and possible action regarding lifting the hiring freeze for the Property Clerk/Office Manager in the Police Department

C. Discussion and possible action regarding lifting the hiring freeze for a Communications Officer position

Mayor Berkman moved to approve lifting the hiring freeze for the Police Officer, Property Clerk/Office Manager and Communications Officer. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding Council/employee interaction (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman would like the language to be looked at for possible revision.

E. Discussion and possible action regarding compensatory overtime language – Section 5-4 of the Personnel Manual (Requested by Councilmember Glass)

No action taken by Council.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

B. Report from Town Attorney

Town Attorney had no report.

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report

C. Councilmember Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman wanted to thank the Council, ACE Hardware, Longboard House, Longdoggers, Public Works, Mayor Berkman, Town Manager Chinault and everyone else for their support from the December 7, 2012 event at Nance Park.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Jennifer M. Fortin, CMC
Deputy Town Clerk