September 24, 2012

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September 24, 2012

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
PARKS, RECREATION AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
September 24, 2012, Council Chambers 9:00 a.m.
MINUTES 12-09

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

MEMBERS ABSENT
Anne Mayer, Vice Chairperson
JoAnne Nadeau

I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Ms. Deratany Goldfarb called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

II. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES
Minutes 12-08; June 25, 2012
Mr. Gott moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. TOWN HALL REPORT – MR. CHINAULT
Boardwalk- Mr. Chinault noted the improvements being made toward reconstructing the boardwalk; Ms. Deratany Goldfarb expressed concern about the appearance of the sides of the boardwalk (i.e. top board, face board, and lower rail) and inquired as the projected cost for improvements to be made to both sides, Mr. Chinault noted structural concerns as they relate to the lower rail being a plastic board and the appearance of the TREX as a narrower board on the larger posts, Mr. Gott suggested that a new top rail might be affixed to the existing top rail providing support and an improved appearance

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

Orlando Park- Mr. Chinault noted that FIBAR has been ordered for Orlando Park to be placed around the play structures

IV. BEAUTIFICATION
Status of Beautification Award sign-
Mr. Gott moved to recognize 245 Second Avenue with the Committee’s beautification sign. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dunn 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.
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Pending Nominations-
Ool, 301 Michigan Avenue (still under construction)
Collins, 330 Ormond Drive (Mr. Chinault)

V. PARKS
Orlando Park – Brooke Deratany Goldfarb-
Noted that Orlando Park is looking dated and hopes that funds will be forthcoming from the State legislature this year for improvements.

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-
Nance Park- No complaints.

Sunset Park- Expressed concern that the contractor working on the property immediately south of, and adjacent to, Sunset Park may be encroaching into Sunset Park. Mr. Chinault indicated that he will pass the information along to staff to check on.

Sunrise Park- Suggested that should the Sunrise Park foot wash proceed in the future that it should be situated next to the existing grass swale.

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

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

Riverside Park- Mr. Dunn complimented the quick response by the Town’s police, fire, and public works departments on the Independence Day holiday to his call to dispatch regarding a large tree limb that fell onto N. Riverside Place at Riverside Park. Mr. Dunn noted that the large limb was removed expeditiously.

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

Improvement Plan for Area Parks-
No report.

VI. RECREATION
Fifth Annual Indialantic Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 13, 2012-
Ms. Deratany Goldfarb provided an update on the Fifth Annual WW 5k. She noted that bag stuffing will occur on 10/11/12.

December Holiday Banner-
It was noted that since a group within the community has raised funds necessary to provide holiday lights along Fifth Avenue there is no need to pursue the matter of developing a banner for the December Holiday period.

VII. OTHER
Election of Chairperson/ Vice Chairperson-
Chairperson election- Ms. Berkman nominated Brooke Deratany-Goldfarb, the nomination was seconded by Ms. Schwanbeck- elected unanimously.

Vice-Chairperson election- Ms. Schwanbeck nominated Larry Michelson, the nomination was seconded by Ms. Berkman- elected unanimously.

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.

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.

Tree Lighting Ceremony- Ms. Schwanbeck noted that 12/6/12 has been set with Indialantic Elementary School. Ms. Berkman noted that she will contact Starbucks with regard to providing hot chocolate, send a letter to Winn-Dixie to secure cookies, and order necklaces for the choir members.

VIII. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING – MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 9:00 A.M. 13-01
A. Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 6, 2012
B. Fifth Annual Indialantic Witch Way 5K, Saturday, October 13, 2012
C. Consideration as to changing the committee’s meeting time from 9:00 am to 8:30 am

IX. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

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Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, Chairperson

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Victoria Mercer, Sectary