July 8, 2015

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July 8, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
July 8, 2015 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 15-10

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JULY 8, 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 to order at 7:00 pm.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd., requested that Council consider renaming Riverside Park for Ernest Kowen-Hoven, founder of the Town, who built the first house for his family at this location in 1917.

Dian Milligan, granddaughter of Mr. Kowen-Hoven, gave additional background information.

Councilmember Dunn requested that Riverside Park also be kept as part of the name for the park. Council agreed to add this to the August agenda.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Berkman read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement Board, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Board of Adjustment

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

C. Council qualifying dates for the November 3, 2015 election will be August 7 through August 21, 2015. Seats to be filled are: Council Seat 1, currently held by Randy Greer, and Council Seat 3, currently held by Dick Dunn.

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 15-09 – Regular Meeting – June 10, 2015

B. Appointments

1. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Safvat Kalaghchy would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Kalaghchy

C. Approval of the Space Coast League of Cities Legislative Priorities

D. Approval of the Addressing Interlocal Agreement with the County

E. Approval of the Preparation and Adoption Schedule for 15-16 Budget

F. Approval of the CDBG Interlocal Agreement with Brevard County and direct the Mayor to sign it

G. Resolution 15-08 – Budget Adjustment #3 for FY-15

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance 15-05 – Amending Chapter 17 to reflect drainage requirements in Chapter 16.5and clarifying section 16.5-50

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to approve Ordinance 15-05 on first reading. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance 15-06 – Amending the sign ordinance relating to permitted temporary signs

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Town Manager Chinault gave background information on the ordinance noting that it allows opening soon and grand opening signs to be erected for a combined total of 75 days.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 15-06 on first reading. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance 15-07 – Providing for a referendum to amend Sec. 4.04 of the Charter relating to boards and committees

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Attorney Gougelman advised that the proposal, if approved by the voters, would allow Council to appoint non-residents as members of certain boards and committees that did not deal with land use issues or that did not have final decision making authority.

It was noted that this would allow merchants and business owners to be members of advisory committees including a proposed committee to review Town codes.

Louis and Linda Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue, spoke against the proposed Charter change.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 15-07 on first reading. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried with Deputy Mayor Glass voting “nay.”

D. Ordinance 15-08 – Amending Chapter 2 relating to election procedures

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

There were no public comments.

Attorney Gougelman advised that the ordinance removes obsolete sections and updates election procedures and the role of the Town Clerk in municipal elections.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Ordinance 15-08. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding review of the Town Code

This was tabled until the August meeting pending the adoption of Ordinance 15-07.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Set proposed millage rate for FY-16 at 6.4695; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for September 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm; set date for second public hearing for September 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 12, 2015

Mayor Berkman moved to set the proposed millage rate for FY-16 at 6.4695; set date for first public hearing on the millage rate and budget for September 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm; set date for second public hearing for September 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm; set tentative budget workshop for 6:00 pm on August 12, 2015. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Mural Update

This was tabled until the August meeting.

C. Discussion and possible action regarding limiting non-Town sponsored races through residential areas of the Town (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman advised that he has received complaints regarding the number of races and events in the Town and requested Council’s input.

After discussion, Council agreed that the Town benefits in several ways from these events and took no action.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

Town Manager Chinault presented an update on the intersection at Fifth Avenue and S. Riverside Drive.

B. Report from Town Attorney

Attorney Gougelman presented an update on the Greer lawsuit and gave a brief summary of a recent Supreme Court decision relating to signs (Reed v Town of Gilbert, AZ). He noted that he and the Town Manager will be reviewing the Town’s sign ordinance to determine if any changes will be required. He also advised that he will be unavailable for the next several months due to heart surgery.

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Glass wished Attorney Gougelman well with his procedure.

C. Councilmember Dunn reported on a recent incident in Town and suggested that the next newsletter include an article reminding everyone to contact the Police Department immediately when there is suspicious activity.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

D. Councilmember Hoffman presented an update on the WW5k and received information from Town Manager Chinault regarding the status of a crosswalk on A1A.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________¬¬¬______________
Laura Eaton
Town Clerk