October 22, 2012

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October 22, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
PARKS, RECREATION AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
October 22, 2012, Council Chambers 9:00 a.m.
MINUTES 13-01

MEMBERS PRESENT
Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson
Larry Michelson, Vice Chairperson
Catherine Berkman
Dick Dunn
Bernie Gott
JoAnne Nadeau
Marjorie Schwanbeck
Ron Cassedy

MEMBERS ABSENT
Anne Mayer

I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Ms. Deratany Goldfarb called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.

II. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES
Minutes 12-09; September 24, 2012
Mr. Gott moved to approve the minutes as presented. Ms. Schwanbeck seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. TOWN HALL REPORT – MR. CHINAULT
Boardwalk- Public Works personnel have replaced the deck from the Emergency Vehicle Ramp to Access #8 and have replaced the deck at Access #6. Current efforts are focused on the access point at the south end of the boardwalk.

Tampa Avenue Crossover- Mr. Chinault noted efforts being made to improve the Tampa Avenue crossover—e.g. widening, better walking area from the parking area to the crossover

Riverside Park-
Electrical problems with lights. Electric pole was replaced with new meter box.

IV. BEAUTIFICATION
Status of Beautification Award sign-
Mr. Michelson moved to recognize 330 Ormond Drive, with the Committee’s beautification sign. Ms. Nadeau seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. Ms. Mercer will send a letter to the property owner advising of the Committee’s decision. The sign will remain at the current location until arrangements have been made to relocate the sign. Nominations for the next location will be brought before the committee at the next scheduled meeting.

Pending Nominations-
Ool, 301 Michigan Avenue (still under construction)

V. PARKS
Orlando Park – Brooke Deratany Goldfarb-
No complaints.

Dewey Park & Wavecrest Extension Park- Anne Mayer-
Not present.

Indian River Park & Tradewinds Park – Catherine Berkman-
No complaints.

Nance Park, Sunrise Park & Sunset Park – Bernie Gott-
No complaints.

Wavecrest Park & Indialantic Ocean Beach Park – Larry Michelson-
No complaints.

Douglas Park & Riverside Park – Dick Dunn & JoAnne Nadeau-
No complaints.

Gus Carey Park & Sea Park – Marge Schwanbeck-
No complaints.

Improvement Plan for Area Parks-
No report.

Ms. Nadeau would like to proceed with the Improvement Plan for Indialantic Parks, which was provided to the Committee at the 03/26/12 meeting.

VI. RECREATION
Fifth Annual Indialantic Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 13, 2012-
Ms. Deratany Goldfarb provided an update on the Fifth Annual WW5K. 791 runners participated in the event.

On November 20th, the Town Council will present checks to the following for their participation in the WW5K event.
a. Florida Wildlife Hospital, 10% equals $2,033.41
b. Indialantic Volunteer Fire Department, $250.00
c. Indialantic Dadds Club- Indialantic Elementary PTO, $250.00
d. Melbourne Beach Rotary, $100.00

VII. OTHER
Time of meeting- The members discussed the possibility of altering the current 9:00 a.m. meeting time for the Committee and determined not to make any changes to the time at present.

Tree Lighting Ceremony- Ms. Schwanbeck noted that 12/6/12 has been set with Indialantic Elementary School. Ms. Berkman noted that she would contact Starbucks with regard to providing hot chocolate, send a letter to Winn-Dixie to secure cookies, and order necklaces for the choir members. Ms. Mercer will contact Bizzarro’s pizza to see if they are willing to participate in the event. Ms. Berkman will request the Mayor to speak at the event, and to mention the Holiday Lights Fundraiser event the following night. Ms. Schwanbeck requested for the Committee to arrive around 6:20pm to help setup.

Holiday Lights Fundraiser- Mr. Dunn noted that those working to raise money to provide holiday lights along Fifth Avenue are planning a fund-raiser (Holiday Festival) in Nance Park for Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm with 3 bands, face painting, and antique cars. The group will seek refreshments from a local restaurant and request that local merchants remain open to serve the public that evening. Mr. Dunn requested that the Mayor announce on 12/6/12 that the event will be held on the seventh and that the trailer from Lee’s Wreckers be left an extra day for use by the bands.

Seventeenth Annual Indialantic Halloween Festival & Haunted House, Saturday, October 27, 2012:
Regions Bank, Wendy’s Restaurant, Ace Hardware are local participants for the event. Scott Smith, Irene Quilleux, Lois Schiessl are the organizers for the event. Public Works personnel will maintain the hayride.

Leftover donated items from the WW5K event will be handed over to the Halloween Festival organizers for the bags that will be handed out.

VIII. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 9:00 A.M. 13-02
A. Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 6, 2012

IX. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 9:42 a.m.

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Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson

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Victoria Mercer, Sectary