May, 2015

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[ Town Manager's Report ]
May, 2015

May 13, 2015

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. SR-A1A Pedestrian Crossing at Watson Drive: Council’s request was submitted to FDOT. (02/11/15) FDOT to respond by April 3. (03/11/15)
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)
i. Melbourne Beach Fire Dispatch: The Agreement was executed on January 26, 2015 and recorded the following day. (02/11/15)
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j. Rip Current Signs: Public Works has installed new rip current signs at each public beach access point within the Town. The new signs were provided by the County, at no cost. They have a Quick Response code and a telephone number so beach patrons can access locations of lifeguarded beaches as well as receive emergency text alerts should inclement weather be approaching. (05/13/15)
2. Fiscal Activity:
a. 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) Basketball court resurfacing purchase order issued. (01/07/15) The basketball courts have been resurfaced and the swing set brackets have been ordered. (03/11/15) The swing set brackets have been installed and the picnic shelter (24’ x 36’) has been ordered. (04/08/15)
b. FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grant: An application was submitted for $82,454 Federal monies with a $4,340 local match to enable the fire department to meet P-25 radio requirements. (01/07/15)
c. FMIT grant: The Town was awarded a grant from the Florida League in the amount of up to $3,000 for ½ of the cost for an in-car camera for police. (03/11/15)
d. 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)
e. Park Bench: A bench has been ordered in memory of former employee Steve Kenyon. Sufficient contributions have been received to cover the bench cost which will be situated in Nance Park. (04/08/15)
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. Storm Sewer Inlets: The grate seating was replaced at the southeast corner of 10th and S. Shannon ($1,288) and the rusted grate was replaced at the southeast corner of Magnolia Drive and Orlando Blvd. (01/07/15)
g. 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)
h. Street Name Signs: Some of the green street name signs are reflecting a deteriorated condition inasmuch as they are approximately fifteen years old and are being replaced. (04/08/15)
i. Generator: Staff is considering an option to replace the existing Town Hall emergency generator—estimate is $61,044. (09/16/14) $63,801 (02/11/15) The order has been placed. (03/11/15)
j. 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 Permit for CO #16 has been obtained. (10/21/14) Work has been completed. (01/07/15)
k. Boardwalk Seating: DECKOVER has been applied to boardwalk benches to improve the appearance. (03/11/15)
l. Boardwalk Access: The exposed portion of the ramp deck at Access #6 from the boardwalk to the beach will be replaced with Moisture Shield. (02/11/15) A portion of the ramp has been replaced. (04/08/15) Ramp surface replacement from the boardwalk to the beach has been completed. (05/13/15)
m. 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) Twenty-two inlets were cleaned. (04/08/15)
n. Street Resurfacing: Scheduling is underway 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) Work is projected to be completed in March. (03/11/15) Resurfacing work began 4/1/15. (04/08/15)
o. Street Patching: Aardvark will apply patches to a portion of 12th Terrace, east of Ramona Avenue, and near 141 3rd Avenue. (05/13/15)