September 16, 2014

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September 16, 2014

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
September 16, 2014 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 14-14

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON SEPTEMBER 16, 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. FINAL PUBLIC HEARING ON TENTATIVE 2014-2015 MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET
A. Resolution 14-14 – Adoption of millage rate for 2014-2015
Mayor Berkman read the following announcement:
1. Announcement – the millage rate to be levied for the Town of Indialantic is 6.5835 which is a 6.25% increase over the rolled back millage rate of 6.1963 due to the need to advance monies for public safety especially as it relates to maintaining police, fire and rescue communications and to maintain safe streets

2. Public hearing

There were no public comments.

3. Adoption
Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Resolution 14-14. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
B. Resolution 14-15 – Adoption of the 2014-2015 budget with a General Fund budget in the amount of $3,309,463 and a total budget of $4,211,462
1. Public hearing

Karen Turja, 303 Melbourne Avenue, suggested that the money earmarked for cost of living increases be deposited into the General Employees Pension Fund to decrease the unfunded liability.

Council noted that consideration will be given to providing additional funding for that pension fund based on excess revenues from FY-14.

2. Adoption

Councilmember Dunn moved to adopt Resolution 14-15. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IV. PUBLIC

A. Michael Tierney, Actuarial Concepts – Report on actuarial review of the General Employees’ Pension Plan

Mr. Tierney reviewed the pension plan and answered questions from the Council relating to possible options including the Florida Retirement System.

Council agreed to continue discussion of the pension plan at the October meeting and to consider having Mr. Tierney attend the November meeting for further input.

B. Others

Gary VanZonneveld, 104 First Avenue, received clarification regarding recent parking citations issued at the boardwalk.

V. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Berkman read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Code Enforcement Board, General Employees Pension Board and the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in October

C. Incumbents David Berkman, Mayor, and Stu Glass, Council Seat 4, are unopposed in the November 4, 2014 election. Jill Hoffman, candidate for Council Seat 2, is also unopposed.

VI. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 14-12 – Regular Meeting – August 19, 2014

B. Minutes No. 14-13 – Special Meeting – September 3, 2014

C. Appointments
1. Civil Service Board – 1 opening. Irene Quilleux would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Quilleux
2. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Application received from Yvette Campbell. Appoint Ms. Campbell

D. Approval of street resurfacing schedule for FY-15

E. Approval of Amendment #2 to the IAFF Agreement between Local 1951, Melbourne Firefighters Association, International Association of Firefighters and the Town

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

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to adopt Ordinance 14-11. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

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 14-12. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 14-13 – Relating to water 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 Greer moved to adopt Ordinance 14-13. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 14-14. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding the Town Attorney

Attorney Gougelman advised that he will continue to represent the Space Coast TPO after his relocation and that he will be attending their monthly meetings on the second Thursday of the month.

Mayor Berkman moved to draft an ordinance to change the regular Council meeting date to the Wednesday before the second Thursday in order to keep Attorney Gougelman as the Town’s attorney. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding extending the Italian Ice Concession to September 30, 2015

Mayor Berkman moved to extend the Italian Ice Concession to September 30, 2015. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding painting Town Hall

It was noted that an estimate of $9,000 was received to paint the Town Hall building.

Council agreed to discuss color options at the October meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman thanked everyone for their support at recent charity events.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Dunn had no report.

D. Councilmember Glass requested that Council reaffirm its commitment against texting while driving and presented a proclamation requested by AT&T. He moved to accept the proclamation. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

F. Councilmember Greer advised that he will be unavailable for the October meeting and requested that Council consider changing the meeting date. Council agreed to work with the Town Clerk to determine if another date could be arranged.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton
Town Clerk