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May 21, 2013

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
May 21, 2013 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 13-08

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON MAY 21, 2013

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

Gary Van Zonneveld, 104 First Avenue, stated that he felt the proposed red light cameras being considered by Melbourne at the western ends of the Melbourne Causeways and Eau Gallie Causeway could have a negative impact on the beach communities.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement Board, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Police/Fire Pension Board in June

C. Town Hall will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 13-07 – Regular Meeting – April 16, 2013

B. Approval of the allocation of Edward C. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant funds to assist the County’s prisoner transportation program and direction for the Mayor to sign a letter conveying Council’s determination

C. Approval to change the regular June Council meeting to Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Marlene Waclawski would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Hoffman moved to reappoint Ms. Waclawski. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Marge Schwanbeck would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Ms. Schwanbeck. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Dan Sullivan would like to be reappointed

Councilmember Glass moved to reappoint Mr. Sullivan. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Additional agenda item – Code Enforcement Board appointment – application received from Pam Dunn

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

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance No. 13-09 – Floodplain Management

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 13-09 on second reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance No. 13-10 – Quasi-judicial Hearings

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 13-10 on second reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance No. 13-11 – Amending Sec. 17-111 relating to satellite dish antennas

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.

Town Manager Chinault advised that the ordinance relates only to larger satellite dishes that can be regulated by the Town and noted that the ordinance has been reviewed by the Zoning and Planning Board.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 13-11 on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding boardwalk/crossover renovation (tabled at the April 16, 2013 meeting)

Town Manager Chinault presented options to expand and/or renovate any or all of crossovers #10 and #11 and the Watson Drive crossover with funding to come from paver sales and the annual Witch Way 5k.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve renovation to the three crossovers. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding Nance Park refreshments

Town Manager Chinault advised that the sponsor for an upcoming triathlon has requested to be allowed to sell snow cones and noted Council’s previous desire that only water be sold during special events.

After discussion, it was the consensus of the Council that snow cones be allowed to be sold for this event and that review of selling other refreshments be considered as future events come up.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding lifting the hiring freeze for the Fire Chief position

Town Manager Chinault noted that Chief Macdonald retired effective May 17, 2013 and requested that the hiring freeze be lifted in order to hire his replacement. He also requested that the job description be revised to require ten years of experience or equivalent.

Council discussed the salary range and whether the position could be part time.

Mayor Berkman moved to lift the hiring freeze to hire a full time Fire Chief and to revise the qualifications. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding lifting the hiring freeze for the Deputy Clerk position

Mayor Berkman moved to approve lifting the hiring freeze for the Deputy Clerk position at a salary not to exceed that of the previous Deputy. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Discussion and possible action regarding a footwash at Sunrise Park

Bernie Gott, 705 N. Riverside Drive, presented a petition requesting that a footwash be provided at Sunrise Park and noted that a drinking fountain is also desired. He advised that funds are available in the Parks Projects accounts.

Council discussed the options including whether to use potable water for the footwash and its location.

Tom Kleving, 310 Wayne Avenue, stated that he felt potable water was not needed but that the footwash should be located as close to the dune as possible.

Council requested that this be discussed further at the next meeting.

E. Discussion regarding Employee Attitude survey

Council noted there was a low response from the employee survey and requested that staff continue working to improve morale.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – April, 2013

The Town Manager also noted that the Fire Department has received a $21,000 training grant and that state funding for FRDAP grants is likely.

B. Report from Town Attorney had no report.

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman received a consensus to present a proclamation recognizing a long standing business in Town.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Glass had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report

E. Councilmember Hoffman noted that Beachside Physical Therapy will be donating some of the proceeds from June triathlon to the Town for holiday lights.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor
ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk