February 11, 2015

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February 11, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
February 11, 2015 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 15-05

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON FEBRUARY 11, 2015

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Dick Dunn, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilmember
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

ABSENT: Hon. Jill Hoffman, Councilmember (excused)

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

There were no public comments.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Berkman 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, and Police/Fire Pension Board

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board, and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in March

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 15-04 – Regular Meeting – January 7, 2015

B. Appointments

1. Board of Adjustment – 2 openings. David Justice and Jeff Schulte would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Justice and Mr. Schulte
2. Budget and Finance Committee – 1 opening. Vince Benevente would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Benevente
3. Heritage Committee – 3 openings. Pam Dunn, Cindy Earp and Dian Milligan would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Dunn, Ms. Earp and Ms. Milligan
4. Police/Fire Pension Board – 1 opening. Gerald Kowalski would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Kowalski

C. Approval to change the November 2015 Council meeting from Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) to Thursday, November 12

D. Approval of Resolution 15-05 – Budget Adjustment #2 for FY-15

E. Approval of lifeguard agreement with Brevard County for 2015

F. Acceptance of analysis of comparative salary ranges

G. Ethics training for municipal elected officials

H. Approval to renew a right-of-way maintenance contract with FDOT for SR-A1A and US-192

Items F and G were removed from the consent agenda.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve items A, B, C, D, E and H. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

F. Acceptance of analysis of comparative salary ranges

Town Manager Chinault advised that this salary review was per the agreement with the PBA to review salary ranges prior to the budget process. Capt. Burnett of the Fire Department also presented a comparison of fire department salaries with other municipalities and Brevard County.

G. Ethics training for municipal elected officials

Deputy Mayor Glass explained the mandatory requirements and upcoming training available.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve items F and G. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 15-02 – Amending Sec. 16.5-37(1)(c) – 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 15-02. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Confirmation of the Town Manager’s appointment of Joseph F. Gervais, Jr. as Public Works Director due to the retirement of Ron Cassedy

Mr. Gervais was introduced to the Council.

Mayor Berkman moved to confirm the appointment of Mr. Gervais as the Public Works Director upon the retirement of Ron Cassedy. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action relating to the accreditation of the Police Department (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman requested that Council consider having the Police Department accredited as are some other departments in the County.

Police Chief Morris presented a summary of the requirements and noted that costs, personnel and modifications to the facility could be issues.

Louis Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue, questioned whether the accreditation has any value to the Town.

Mayor Berkman requested further information regarding having an assessment made as to what would be required of the Department.

C. Discussion and possible action relating to habitual code violations (Requested by Councilmember Dunn)

Councilmember Dunn presented background information regarding repeat code violations and their cost to the Town. He suggested adopting an ordinance setting fees and/or administrative fines for habitual offenders.

Attorney Gougelman advised that code enforcement procedures are governed by state statutes and that the Town would have to present violations to the Code Enforcement Board as repeat offenses. He noted that a magistrate could be used in lieu of a board and that the Town could also refer violations to the State Attorney who would determine whether to process.

Councilmember Dunn agreed to meet with the Town Manager to review ways to strengthen the procedure for repeat violations.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – January, 2015

Town Manager Chinault reported that the dispatch agreement with Melbourne Beach has been recorded but that they have not yet installed the necessary equipment.

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

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Glass

Deputy Mayor Glass presented two resolutions recently adopted by the Space Coast League of Cities supporting the development of the West Melbourne Community Park and the construction of a new emergency management operations facility. Council unanimously agreed to support both resolutions.

C. Councilmember Dunn reported that he has received a request from a citizen to amend the code relating to distance from fire hydrants. Town Manager Chinault advised that he has discussed this with Fire Chief Flamm who is comfortable with his authority to address any problems under state statutes.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman was no present.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.
TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________¬¬¬______________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk