September 9, 2015

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September 9, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
September 9, 2015 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 15-12

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON SEPTEMBER 9, 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 HEARING ON TENTATIVE 2015-2016 MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET

A. Council discussion of tentative budget and proposed millage rate

Mayor Berkman noted that there is an increase in the overall proposed budget from the current budget.

B. Mayor Berkman read the following:

Public Announcement – the proposed millage rate is 6.4695 which is 4.02% over the roll back millage rate of 6.2195 due to the need to advance monies for public safety especially as it relates to maintaining police, fire and rescue communications and to maintain safe streets

C. Public hearings

1. Tentative budget

There were no public comments.

2. Tentative millage rate

There were no public comments.

D. Amend tentative budget (if necessary) and recompute millage rate (if necessary)

E. Adoption of tentative millage rate of 6.4695

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to adopt a tentative millage rate of 6.4695. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried with Mayor Berkman voting “nay.”

F. Adoption of tentative budget in the amount of $4,784,894 and tentative general fund budget in the amount of $3,562,762

Councilmember Dunn moved to adopt a tentative budget in the amount of $4,784,894 and tentative general fund budget in the amount of $3,562,762. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried with Mayor Berkman voting “nay.”

G. Mayor Berkman read the following:

Public Announcement – the final hearing on the tentative millage rate and the tentative budget will be held on September 23, 2015

IV. PUBLIC

There were no public comments.

V. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Berkman read the following:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Civil Service Board, Code Enforcement, General Employees Pension Board, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board

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

C. Incumbents Randy Greer, Council Seat 1, and Dick Dunn, Council Seat 3, are unopposed in the November 3, 2015 election.

D. The second public hearing on the FY-16 budget will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

VI. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 15-11 – Regular Meeting – August 12, 2015

B. Appointments

1. General Employees’ Pension Board – 1 opening. Karen Turja would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Turja

2. Parks, Recreation and Beautification – 2 openings. Yvette Campbell would like to be reappointed. Reappoint Ms. Campbell

3. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Application received from Wendy Grice. Appoint Ms. Grice

C. Approval of a one year extension of the pest control agreement with TruGreen

D. Approval of a two year extension of the legal services agreement with Paul Gougelman

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

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. 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 suggested that the ordinance be put on hold until Attorney Gougelman can review the affect of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on sign ordinances.

Carol Andren, 906 S. Ramona, and Mike McCabe, 900 S. Miramar, spoke on the length of time the signs would be allowed.

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt Ordinance 15-06. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried with Deputy Mayor Glass voting “nay.”

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

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Colombo read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Mayor Berkman moved to adopt the ordinance. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

Council reviewed the revised location of the proposed crosswalk noting that it has been moved a little north of the previous location in order to better accommodate vehicular traffic to the Indialantic One condominium.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to approve the revised location of the crosswalk. Mayor Berkman seconded. Motion carried with Councilmember Greer voting “nay.”

B. Discussion and possible action regarding a code review task force (Requested by Councilmember Hoffman)

Councilmember Hoffman requested that Council present names of potential members for appointment at the next Council meeting and that an initial meeting be set up once the members have been determined.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion and possible action regarding facility naming criteria (Requested by Deputy Mayor Glass)

Deputy Mayor Glass suggested that the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and the Heritage Committee be asked to determine the criteria for naming various Town facilities.

The following members of the public spoke:

Brooke Goldfarb, former Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee
Carol Andren, member of the Heritage Committee
Louis Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue

After discussion, it was agreed that the Heritage Committee would be the most appropriate group to consider this issue.

Deputy Mayor Glass moved that the Heritage Committee be requested to review the criteria and process for naming Town assets. Councilmember Dunn seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Discussion and possible action regarding re-naming Orlando Park (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman moved that the town proceed with re-naming Orlando Park as Tim Deratany Orlando Park. Councilmember Greer seconded.

Councilmember Hoffman spoke in favor of the motion noting Mr. Deratany’s part in the development of the Town.

Councilmember Dunn noted that the park is a special landmark in the Town and suggested that another park be re-named for Mr. Deratany.

The following members of the public spoke in favor:

Loren Goldfarb, 320 Deland Avenue, read a letter from Andrea Deratany
Lori Halbert and Jason Steele, 343 Orlando Blvd.
Brooke Goldfarb, 320 Deland Avenue
Dan Deratany, 600 S. Riverside Drive

The motion to proceed with re-naming Orlando Park was approved with Councilmember Dunn voting “nay.”

C. Discussion and possible action regarding a position readjustment

Town Manager Chinault advised that the Town Clerk/Finance Director will be retiring and requested that the position be adjusted into two separate positions. He noted that the Deputy Clerk is interested in the Finance Director position.

Council discussed the proposed salary range and job description for both positions.

Deputy Mayor Glass moved to authorize the position readjustment as requested. Councilmember Dean seconded. Motion carried with Councilmember Greer voting “nay.”

D. Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to the sign ordinance relating to signs facing private property

Town Manager Chinault gave background information regarding signs facing private property noting that Florida statutes require certain wording on some signs, such as “No Trespassing.” He noted that this can be addressed in the ordinance and advised that the ordinance would only apply to the R-1-A and R-1-B zoning districts.

Loren Goldfarb, 320 Deland Avenue, requested that some guidelines relating to appearance and/or quality of the sign material be addressed.

Louis Postma, 112 Fourth Avenue, received clarification on the proposed ordinance.

Council requested that an ordinance be drafted for the October meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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

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

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Glass reported that Attorney Gougelman is doing well after his surgery.

C. Councilmember Dunn expressed disappointment in the way in which the re-naming of Orlando Park was brought up at the previous meeting.

D. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman had no report.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

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Dave Berkman
Mayor

ATTEST: _____________¬¬¬______________
Laura Eaton
Town Clerk