August 12, 2015

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August 12, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
August 12, 2015 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 15-11

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON AUGUST 12, 2015

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Dick Dunn, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilmember
Hon. Jill Hoffman, Councilmember
Joseph Colombo, Acting 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

Carol Andren, 906 S. Ramona, stated that she hoped nothing will be removed from the agenda without public comment.

Loren Goldfarb, 320 Deland, provided photos of a notice posted on a private fence facing the adjoining neighbor’s property and requested that Council consider amending the code to prevent this.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Berkman read the following announcements:

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

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement, General Employees Pension Board, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board in September

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.

D. The first public hearing on the FY-16 budget will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

E. Town Hall will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observation of Labor Day

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 15-10 – Regular Meeting – July 8, 2015

B. Appointments

1. Board of Adjustment – 1 opening. Brian Dullaghan would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Mr. Dullaghan
2. Heritage Committee – 2 openings. Joan Sherman and Linda Coleman would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Sherman and Ms. Coleman
3. Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee – 3 openings. Catherine Berkman, Bernie Gott and Larry Michelson would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Berkman, Mr. Gott and Mr. Michelson

C. Approval of resurfacing the 200 blocks of Chalet and Seventh Avenues, the 200 block of Orlando Boulevard and the 400 blocks of Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues

D. Approval of 2015 Halloween Festival to be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015

E. Resolution 15-09 – Application fees for variances to the Board of Adjustment to go from $225 to $350

F. Resolution 15-10 – Concerning the Brevard County Local Hazard Mitigation Strategy Plan

G. Approval on extending the Italian Ice Concession

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

D. Approval of 2015 Halloween Festival to be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Halloween committee members are concerned that it may be hard to get volunteers to work at the festival on Halloween night and suggested that it be changed to Saturday, October 24th.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

E. Resolution 15-09 – Application fees for variances to the Board of Adjustment to go from $225 to $350

In response to a question from Council, Town Manager Chinault advised that the actual cost to the Town for the meetings, including staff time, legal requirements and attorney’s fees, exceeds $400.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve Resolution 15-09. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Colombo read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 15-05. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Colombo read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to amend the ordinance to allow any type of banner for 30 days prior to a business opening and for 30 days after it opens. Mayor Berkman seconded.

Mike McCabe, 900 S. Miramar, spoke against the ordinance.

The motion and second were withdrawn by the makers.

After discussion, Mayor Berkman moved to modify the amendment to allow the banners for 75 days. Councilmember Dunn 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. Second reading – by title only
2. Public hearing and adoption

Councilmember Hoffman moved that the ordinance not be approved. Councilmember Dunn seconded.

Councilmember Hoffman advised that the purpose of the ordinance was to allow business owners to participate in reviewing the Town codes but that feedback from residents has been negative. She stated that she would still like to have a committee to review some of the Town’s ordinances.

Motion to not approve Ordinance 15-07 carried unanimously.
D. Ordinance 15-08 – Amending Chapter 2 relating to election procedures

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Colombo read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to adopt Ordinance 15-08. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

E. Ordinance 15-09 – Re-naming Riverside Park

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Colombo read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Mayor Berkman moved to amend the ordinance to include renaming Orlando Park for Tim Deratany. Councilmember Greer seconded.

During discussion, members of the Council agreed that changing the name of Orlando Park should be placed on the agenda for the next meeting and advised that more consideration is needed.

The following members of the public spoke:

Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd.
Carol Andren, 906 S. Ramona
Loren Goldfarb, 320 Deland Avenue
Louis and Linda Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue

Mayor Berkman withdrew his motion to amend the ordinance and Councilmember Greer withdrew his second.

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the ordinance as presented. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding abandoning the Wavecrest Avenue Sidewalk Extension
Phase II

Mayor Berkman advised that many of the owners of the Casuarina Club condominium are opposed to the project and moved that the project be abandoned. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Council requested that staff review other potential projects that would be eligible for the TIFT funds.

Mike McCabe, 900 S. Miramar, suggested that sidewalk plans be added to the website and sent to the Zoning and Planning Board for review.

B. Accreditation Report/Physical Plant

Council discussed some of the issues cited in a previous review and noted that many of the policies have not been updated in quite a while. Suggestions included hiring a consultant to review the policies; categorize items that can be corrected and develop a prioritized action plan.

Councilmember Dunn moved that an action plan be developed listing changes in the facility that can be corrected and a time frame for doing so and providing a method for updating policies and procedures. Councilwoman Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Mural Update

No action was taken on this item.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding the Watson/A1A Pedestrian Crosswalk

Town Manager Chinault reviewed plans proposed by FDOT for a raised median crosswalk at Watson and A1A, noting the practical difficulty it could cause for residents of Indialantic One.

Mayor Berkman moved to recommend the proposed crosswalk. Councilmember Dunn seconded.

Bernie Gott, 705 N. Riverside Drive and Mike McCabe, 900 S. Miramar, spoke against the raised median.

Mayor Berkman moved that this be tabled until the September meeting for further review.

ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEM

Approval of the allocation of Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant funds to assist the County’s prisoner transportation program and directing the Mayor to sign a letter conveying Council’s determination

Mayor Berkman moved to approve the agenda item. Deputy Mayor Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

Town Manager Chinault reported that the County will not be doing any construction on N. Riverside Drive within the Town.

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

X. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

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 9:00 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________¬¬¬______________
Laura Eaton
Town Clerk