January 7, 2015

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January 7, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
January 7, 2015 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 15-04

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JANUARY 7, 2015

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Dick Dunn, 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 order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

Pastor Paul Rosbury, Brevard for Christ church, presented bibles to the Councilmembers.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in February

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 15-03 – Regular Meeting – December 10, 2014

B. Appointments
1. Budget and Finance Committee – 2 openings. Bruce Bogert would like to be reappointed. Application received from Lorraine Schulte. Reappoint Mr. Bogert and appoint Ms. Schulte
2. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Lisa Peters would like to be appointed. Appoint Ms. Peters
3. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Tom Kleving would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Kleving

C. Proclamation – Florida First Responder Appreciation Week – January 5-9, 2015

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

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 15-02 – Amending Sec. 16.5-37(1)(c) – 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

Town Manager Chinault advised that the ordinance corrects the 10-year 24-hour rainfall retention to be utilized in the stormwater management analysis.

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

B. Resolution 15-04 – Opposing seismic air-gun testing in the Atlantic Ocean

Mike Daniel, 2140 N. Shannon Avenue, and Corry Westbrook, 1155 Third Avenue, Vero Beach, spoke in favor of the resolution.

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt Resolution 15-04. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding an agreement with Melbourne Beach to provide fire dispatch services

Town Manager Chinault presented background information on the agreement and requested that Council approve it contingent upon any minor modifications made as a result of Attorney Gougelman’s comments.

Bill DeLuccia, 416 Melbourne Avenue, spoke in favor of the agreement.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the agreement and to use the funds provided for in the agreement for a community event with the Town and Melbourne Beach. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding requesting FDOT to provide a pedestrian crosswalk on SR-A1A at Watson Drive

Town Manager Chinault presented background information noting that a recent article in Florida Today depicted SR-A1A from Nance Park to Paradise Beach Park as dangerous to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Council discussed differences in the law as to it relates to crosswalks with and without signs requiring traffic to stop.

Lois Schiessl, 440 10th Avenue, questioned the effectiveness of a crosswalk at that location.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve the request. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding authorization for the Police Department to utilize the New World Systems reporting management package

Police Sgt. Casey advised that the Town currently uses an older system for reporting and that the Sheriff’s Department and most other Brevard municipalities are using this system which allows for data sharing.

Councilmember Dunn moved to authorize utilization of the New World Systems package. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Pension plan updates – Deputy Mayor Glass

Deputy Mayor Glass presented a summary of the 2014 actuarial reports for the Town’s two pension plans.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Assistant Public Works Director has resigned.

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

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman thanked first responders for their work.

B. Deputy Mayor Glass had no report.

C. Councilmember Dunn had no report.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman had no report.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

____________________________
Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: ___________________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk