August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
August 19, 2014 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 14-12

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON AUGUST 19, 2014

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

III. PUBLIC

There were no public comments.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Civil Service Board, General Employees Pension Board, Heritage Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, General Employees Pension Board and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in September

C. Town Hall will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day

D. Council qualifying dates for the November 4, 2014 election will be August 8 through August 22, 2014. Seats to be filled are: Mayor, currently held by Dave Berkman, Council Seat 2, currently held by Loren Goldfarb, and Council Seat 4, currently held by Stu Glass

E. The first public hearing on the FY-15 budget will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 14-11 – Regular Meeting – July 15, 2014

B. Appointments
1. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Brian Dullaghan would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Dullaghan
2. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Kathryn Kowalski would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Kowalski
3. Heritage Committee – 2 openings. Linda Coleman and Joan Sherman would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Coleman and Ms. Sherman
4. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 6 openings. Cathy Berkman, Bernie Gott and Larry Michelson would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Berkman, Mr. Gott and Mr. Michelson.

C. Authorize requesting the Florida Department of Transportation to enable the closing of a portion of SR-A1A to accommodate the Turtle Krawl and Witch Way 5k

D. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency

E. Approval to hold the 2014 Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014

F. Approval of parking meter use agreement with South Beaches Fitness Gourmet

G. Adoption of Resolution 14-13 – Budget Adjustment #4 for FY-14

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

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 14-11 – Amending Sec. 5.5-68 – landscaping

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 provided background information on the proposed ordinance.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the ordinance on first reading. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 14-12 – Amending Chapt. 5 relating to concessions

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 provided background information on the proposed ordinance.

Attorney Gougelman recommended that the term “BTR” be spelled out as “Business Tax Receipt.”

Councilmember Glass provided additional revisions to Sec. 5-69 for clarification and moved to approve the ordinance on first reading as amended. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 14-13 – Relating to water management

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 Engineer Scott Glaubitz was present to address any questions the Council may have.

Town Manager Chinault advised that the ordinance addresses NPDES requirements and strengthens the Town’s illicit discharge requirements.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the ordinance on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance 14-14 – Amending Chapt. 13 – Work incidental to utilities

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 ordinances updates requirements for utility subcontractors.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the ordinance on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding installation of a foot wash at Tampa Avenue (aka Sea Park) (Requested by Deputy Mayor Goldfarb)

Town Manager Chinault reported that additional costs will be required for this project due to the location of the water line.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to continue this item until after the October WW5k event to determine how much money will be available.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding modifications to the N. Riverside Drive/US-192 traffic signal to prohibit westbound turns onto US-192 when northbound S. Riverside Drive motorists have a green light

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb explained concerns with the existing intersection and spoke in favor of changes to the traffic signal. Councilmember Dunn suggested that the traffic lanes also be repainted.

Mayor Berkman moved to support modifications to the traffic signal. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding the Town Attorney Selection Process

Council acknowledged Attorney Gougelman’s resignation due to his relocation and discussed options such as telecommuting and travel for Attorney Gougelman.

Council agreed to continue the discussion at the September meeting.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – August, 2014

B. Report from Town Attorney – Attorney Gougelman had no report.

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman reminded everyone to vote in the August 26th primary and reported that Northrop Grumman is sponsoring a beach cleanup at Nance Park on Saturday and the Bass Pro Shops is sponsoring a bass fishing tournament.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.
C. Councilmember Dunn commended the recent paint job on the Fire Department and requested updates on how 9-1-1 services would be provided during an emergency.

D. Councilmember Glass advised that a discussion regarding Amendment 1 will be held at Gleason Park.

E. Councilmember Greer had no report.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton
Town Clerk