December 17, 2013

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December 17, 2013

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
December 17, 2013 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 14-04

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON DECEMBER 17, 2013

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Dick Dunn, Councilmember
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, 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 – Indialantic Elementary Lego Team

The Indialantic Elementary Lego Team lead the pledge.

III. PUBLIC

A. Indialantic Elementary Lego Team presentation

The Team presented information on how Indian Harbour Beach became tsunami ready and requested that the Town consider taking steps to become better prepared for such an incident. Council requested that staff research the issue.

B. Witch Way 5k update and check presentations

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb presented an update on the sixth annual WW5k. He and Cathy Berkman presented a check to Dr. Dunkel, Principal of Indialantic Elementary, in the amount of $1,486.24 for the Indialantic Elementary PTO. The Indialantic Volunteer Firefighters also received a check for $150.00.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

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

C. Town Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25, for Christmas and January 1, New Years’ Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 14-02 – Special Meeting – November 5, 2013

B. Minutes No. 14-03 – Regular Meeting – November 19, 2013

C. Appointments

1. Board of Adjustment – 4 openings. Chris Campbell, Bud Evans and Doug Wright would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Campbell, Mr. Evans and Mr. Wright

2. Heritage Committee – 1 opening. Denise Bozeman would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Bozeman

3. General Employees Pension Board – 1 opening. Vince Benevente would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Benevente

4. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 5 openings. JoAnne Nadeau would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Nadeau

5. Zoning and Planning Board – 4 openings. Rick Bertel, John Estes and Mike McCabe would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Bertel, Mr. Estes and Mr. McCabe

6. Code Enforcement Board – 1 opening. Application received from Vickie Yates. Appoint Ms. Yates

D. Approval of parking meter use agreement for 007 Fusion Gelato Bistro Lounge

E. Approval of a request from Mitch Varnes/Smooth Running LLC for lane closures during the Melbourne Music Festival on February 1 and 2, 2014

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 14-02 – Amending Chapter 7 relating to fire prevention.

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 14-02. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 14-03 – Amending the Chapter 5 references to occupational licenses

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 Greer moved to approve Ordinance 14-03 on first reading. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Murals- consideration of eliminating prohibition to allowing murals.

Town Manager Chinault presented two options allowing murals on private buildings and noted that who would approve the permit needs to be determined.

The following members of the public spoke on the issue:

Mike McClusky – 1001 N. Palm
Gary Van Zonneveld – 104 First Avenue
Lois Schiessl – 440 Tenth Avenue
Lisa St. Germaine – 110 Warsteiner Way, Melbourne Beach

Council discussed some of the potential issues. Attorney Gougelman reviewed the process used by Melbourne and noted that murals can be regulated in the same way as signs.

Council requested that Option #2 be revised to require approval by Town staff.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action relating to concessions

Town Manager Chinault advised that he has received a request to allow an Italian Ice concession at the Boardwalk and in Nance Park and requested direction from the Council.

It was the consensus of the Council to go out for bid for an Italian Ice concession noting that the Town is not obligated to award the bid.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

Town Manager Chinault updated Council on the status of the FRDAP grant improvements being made in Orlando Park, street resurfacing and beach renourishment.

B. Report from Town Attorney had no report.

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman advised that he will not be able to attend the January meeting.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Dunn had no report.

D. Councilmember Glass thanked the Garden Club for decorating Douglas Park for the holidays.

E. Councilmember Greer wished everyone happy holidays and happy new year.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk