December, 2014

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[ Town Manager's Report ]
December, 2014

December 10, 2014

1. Intergovernmental Activity:
a. NPDES: The permit application for the upcoming five-year period has been submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (07/17/12) Approval for the period 01/01/13 to 12/31/17 was issued. (11/20/12)
b. US-192/Riverside Drive: FDOT has indicated a willingness to re-examine traffic movement at the intersection toward possibly restricting N. Riverside Drive motorists from turning west onto US-192 while S. Riverside Drive motorists have a green light to turn west onto US-192. (03/19/13) FDOT has agreed to check the structural integrity of the mast arm to ensure that it will support the restricted right-turn indicator. Additionally, they will determine if they can impose the restriction in conjunction with the northbound Riverside Drive green whereby S. Riverside Drive motorists are turning west onto US-192. (03/24/14) FDOT has indicated the ability to address this request. (06/11/14) FDOT has been requested to perform the work. (09/16/14)
c. Ernest Kouwen-Hoven Bridge: Work to commence on the lower concrete portions of the bridge spans from 9/22/14 through November, 2015. There will be a night-time lane closure periodically. (09/16/14)
d. SR-A1A Resurfacing: FDOT plans in FY-16 to resurface SR-A1A from US-192/SR-500 to south of the Pineda Causeway. (08/21/12) FDOT has agreed to also resurface those portions of the SR-A1A right-of-way that taper into the side streets. The finished product will consist of a 10 ½’ inside travel lane on SR-A1A, an 11’ outside lane, and a 4’ bicycle lane. (02/19/13)
e. N. Riverside Drive: The County is intending to reconstruct N. Riverside Drive from the Eau Gallie Causeway to US-192; however, the portion within the Town of Indialantic may not be reconstructed based on the results of core tests. The portion in Town was milled and resurfaced in early 2009 with Federal Stimulus money. (04/21/14) The County appears not yet ready to determine if they will want to work on the Town portion next year. (11/18/14)
f. Water Franchise Agreement: The current Water Franchise Agreement between the Town of Indialantic and the City of Melbourne expires in mid-2017. To avoid any last minute issues the City has been requested to review the document and forward a draft to the Town with changes that are needed. (05/20/14) The Town has engaged Anthony Garganese. (06/11/14)
g. Riverside Drive/US-192: FDOT has been requested to refresh the puppy tracks on US-192 that lead west turning motorists on S. Riverside Drive through the turning movement. (09/16/14)
h. Tsunami Ready: Chief Flamm reports that the County Emergency Management office is working with the County Tourism Development Office regarding implementation of consistent signage toward making the beachside tsunami ready. (09/16/14)

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2. Fiscal Activity:
a. Florida League of Cities Grant: The Town received an award notice for $3,723 to cover ½ of the cost for the in-car police camera and ½ of the cost for certain Public Works safety items. (12/17/13)
b. Orlando Park: Staff is preparing a grant application for the FY-15 cycle for FRDAP monies to replace the picnic shelter (approximately 24’ x 36’) and to resurface the basketball courts in the park. (8/20/13) The application was submitted to FDEP. (10/15/13) The application is ranked 23 out of 51 small projects. (02/18/14) Informally the State has indicated that the project has been funded. (06/11/14) The grant agreement has been received. (07/15/14) Staff is securing prices for the basketball court resurfacing and picnic shelter. (12/10/14)
c. FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grant: An application for $45,838 Federal monies with a $2,412 local match for the following: $25,250 for 10 sets of bunker gear; $15,000 for Firefighting training for volunteers; and $8,000 for the cascade fill station to meet NFPA standards, which was not funded. (06/15/11) The application was revised to include air packs but later denied. (02/21/12) A new grant application for bunker gear, training, and air bottle support has been submitted. (07/17/12) A new application was submitted but only the training portion was approved. (06/25/13) An application was submitted for 10 sets of bunker gear for $22,860 and for a cascade fill station $16,624–total grant of $39,484 (local share being $1,974). (12/17/13)
d. Bench: The Town received a donation of $897.51 to install a bench at Tampa Avenue (aka Sea) Park in memory of Jennifer Carroll. (05/20/14) The bench has been installed. (07/15/14)
e. Wavecrest Avenue Sidewalk: Sidewalk installation from south end of parking area to Crossover #16 has been completed as well as the installation of pavers from Wavecrest Avenue to the base of Crossover #16. (07/15/14)
f. Police Laptops: The Police Department has secured a Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle grant that should net the Town approximately $3,000 toward the $4,952 budgeted to replace laptops in Town police cars. (02/18/14)
3. Organizational Activity:
a. Storm drainpipe failure: Under Eighth Avenue east of S. Ramona Avenue costing $23,208.70. (01/17/12)
b. Storm drainage failure: The storm sewer pipe running from 410 to 417 Oakland is being replaced—cost of $7,680. (10/21/14) Work completed. (11/18/14)
c. Storm drainpipe failure: Under Orlando Boulevard east of S. Riverside Drive costing $6,256. (06/19/12) Under Third Avenue east of N. Ramona Avenue costing $15,427.50. (09/18/12) Under N. Shannon Avenue north of Third Avenue costing $15,758. (10/16/12)
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d. Storm drainage failure: The storm drainpipe under N. Ramona Avenue at Third Avenue will be replaced at a cost of $16,449. (04/21/14) The work has been completed. (05/20/14)
e. Storm pipe replacement: Costs are being obtained to replace pipes under N. Ramona Avenue. (09/16/14) The pipe under N. Ramona at 1st Avenue and the pipe under 1st Avenue at N. Ramona Avenue are being replaced at a cost of $34,622. (10/21/14) Work completed. (11/18/14)
f. Swales: A swale has been added to the Wayne Avenue side of 700 N. Shannon Avenue and to the south side of Watson Drive at Block 56, Lots 13 & 14. (08/19/14)
g. Tradewinds Terrace: Staff has worked with the Town Engineer and storm sewer pipe contractor to address flooding of the street north of the cul-de-sac. Efforts are being made to camera the area of the blockage to determine the nature of the blockage. (11/18/14) Blockages have been penetrated and material removed from all but the southern 390’ of the n/s perforated pipe. Staff will observe the situation to determine if the problem has been resolved. (12/10/14)
h. Curb Repair: Failing curbs at 705 and 1301 S. Ramona Avenue have been replaced. (04/21/14) Four locations for repair have been identified on S. Riverside Drive. (09/16/14) Curb repair at these locations has been completed. (10/21/14)
i. Speed Limit Signs: Speed limit signs were replaced on South Riverside Drive, North & South Shannon avenues, South Palm Avenue, and North and South Ramona avenues. (04/21/14) Signs have been replaced on N. Palm Ave. and Magnolia Drive. (05/20/14)
j. Town Hall: Contractors should paint the Town Hall in January. (12/10/14)
k. Generator: Staff is considering an option to replace the existing Town Hall emergency generator—cost estimate is $61,044. (09/16/14)
l. Dune Crossover Expansion/Renovation: Crossover #11 has been renovated. CO #10, 12, and Watson Dr. have been renovated and a 4’ x 8’ seating area added. The FDEP Field permit will be secured to widen CO #16 after sea turtle nesting season is over. (07/15/14) The FDEP Field Permit for CO #16 has been obtained. (10/21/14) Work is in progress. (11/18/14)
m. Boardwalk Seating: DECKOVER is to be applied to boardwalk benches to improve the appearance. (10/21/14)
n. Stormwater Inlets: A contractor has removed material from 10 of the 167 inlets. (02/18/14) Ten additional inlets have been cleaned. (04/21/14) Twelve additional inlets have been cleaned. (05/20/14) Six additional inlets have been cleaned—on Tradewinds Terrace. (09/16/14)
o. Street Resurfacing: Scheduling is underway with VA Paving, Inc. for resurfacing the 100 block of 4th Avenue; 400 blocks of Wayne and First avenues, and the 200 blocks of Deland and Tampa avenues. (11/18/14)