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					                                     MINUTES
                                 COUNCIL MEETING
                                  AUGUST 20, 2003

Pursuant to Public Notice, Mayor Bolin convened a regular meeting of the City Council
on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers. Those
present were Mayor Bob Bolin, Councilman Joseph Ferrante, Vice-Mayor Frank Catino,
Councilman Sal D’Amato, Councilman Dominick Montanaro, City Attorney James P.
Beadle, City Manager Michael Crotty, and City Clerk Barbara Boyens.

Councilman Vice-Mayor Catino led a moment of silence followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Fred Robitschek, 550 Teakwood Avenue, requested help with a problem with the thirty-
foot tall trees along the fence line between the Regency property and residences of 550,
560 and 570 Park Avenue. The trees are touching or above utility lines but the utility
companies are not willing to trim them. The trees create safety hazards. The property
owners and Mr. Robitschek have tried to contact the owner of the Regency property to
have him trim or remove the trees; but they have not received any response. The City
Manager stated that he would contact the owner of the Regency property.

Helen Robertson, 298 Norwood Avenue, asked who would be responsible for keeping
sand over beach armoring and how much of the wall would have to be covered. The
property owner is responsible with keeping the wall covered and the City Attorney is
reviewing the specific language for that proposed amendment to the Land Development
Regulations.

Tom Rowat, 243 Carissa, commented on the problems of salt-water intrusion and
sprinklers running while it is raining. He also mentioned a water-to-air air conditioner
without a shut-off valve which pumps water 24 hours a day. Staff will contact the owner
of the air conditioner.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Montanaro reported as follows:
   He attended the Space Coast League of Cities on August 11.
   He attended a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville on
     August 13, where several state and national agencies discussed issues related to
     renourishing the beach, including the impact that adding sand would have on the
     worm rock and the impact that not adding sand would have on turtle nesting sites.
   He attended the Florida League of Cities Conference in Orlando.

Councilman D'Amato asked to receive an inventory of vacant land located within the
City.
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Councilman Ferrante expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to attend the
Florida League of Cities Conference.

Vice-Mayor Catino asked if the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board has started their
review of the proposed Land Development Regulations.

Mayor Bolin reported that Criminal Justice Committee has appointed him to a
permanent honorary position on their Committee.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT No report.

CITY MANAGER REPORT No report.

Mayor Bolin turned the gavel over to Vice-Mayor Catino to conduct the remainder of the
meeting.

RESOLUTION NO. 777, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, IMPOSING AN ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY
ASSESSMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2003, AGAINST
ALL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CLASSIFICATIONS OF
PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR CERTIFICATION OF ANNUAL STORMWATER
UTILITY ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

City Manager Crotty reported that the stormwater utility was established in 1997. The
revenues from the stormwater utility are used for stormwater management,
environmental quality improvement and drainage system upgrades. Only municipalities
that have a stormwater utility are eligible for Section 319 Grants such as the ones that
have funded the Jackson Avenue and Jamaica Boulevard and will fund the DeSoto
Drainage Basin improvements.

 Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin to read Resolution No. 777 by
title only. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino read Resolution No. 777 by title only, there being sufficient copies of
all ordinances and resolutions available to the public, and asked for public comments.

Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island drive, asked if the residences at Pelican Coast
would be included in this tax. If the property title transfer and annexation are completed
by December 31, the Pelican Coast properties will be included on the 2004 tax roll.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman D'Amato, to adopted
Resolution No. 777. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

ORDINANCE NO. 857, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING ANY PERSONS FROM BEING ON
SAMSONS ISLAND BETWEEN DUSK AND DAWN; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS;
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PROHIBITING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON SAMSONS ISLAND; SPECIFICALLY
PROHIBITING FIREARMS AND WEAPONS OF ANY KIND; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SECOND READING)

The City Manager stated that this is the second reading of Ordinance No. 857, which
was approved on first reading on August 6. This ordinance extends the prohibition of
individuals being on Samsons Island between dusk and dawn, except those who have
received a permit from the Recreation Department. This ordinance also prohibits
alcoholic beverages and firearms/weapons on the island.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to read Ordinance No. 857 by
title only on second reading. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino read Ordinance No. 857 by title and asked for public comments.
Helen Robertson, 298 Norwood Avenue, inquired what the exceptions are. The
exceptions are for persons with a permit.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, adopt Ordinance No. 857 on
second reading. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

RESOLUTION NO. 778, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE
EASEMENT RUNNING 115 FEET ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE EAST
PROPERTY LINE, LOT 10, BLOCK B, JAMAICA SHORES UNIT ONE SUBDIVISION,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 21, PAGE 95, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BREVARD
COUNTY, FLORIDA 655 CAIMAN STREET; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

City Manager Crotty stated that Resolution No. 778 would vacate a portion of the public
utilities and drainage easement on the property at 655 Caiman Street to relieve the
encroachment of a pool deck into the easement. All utilities have approved the request.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND, Councilman Ferrante, to read Resolution No. 778 by
title only. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino read Resolution No. 778 by title and asked for public comments.
There were no comments.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to adopt Resolution No. 778.
VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.
RESOLUTION NO. 779, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE STREET NAME TOWNHOMES
BOULEVARD AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

City Manager Crotty stated that Brevard County E-911 has notified staff that this private
street has never been officially recorded. Resolution No. 799 has been prepared to
recognize the name "Townhomes Boulevard" for the private street located within the
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Townhomes of Satellite Beach. This street will remain a private street with maintenance
provided by the Townhomes.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to read Resolution No. 779 by
title only. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino read Resolution No. 779 by title and asked for public comments.
There were no comments.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND COUNCILMAN Ferrante, to adopt Resolution No. 779.
VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE  ACTION ON AUTHORIZING FLORIDA RECREATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT APPLICATIONS:

City Manager Crotty stated that the Recreation Board has recommended these two grant
applications and both are supported by Resolution 757, creating a capital recreation
project priority list.

Council discussed the impact statement provided by staff and expressed appreciation for
this information.

   IMPROVEMENTS AT HIGHTOWER BEACH ACCESS AND

Vice-Mayor Catino asked for public comments on the Hightower Beach access grant
application. There were no comments.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to authorize Plain English to
submit, on behalf of the city, a FRDAP grant application in the amount of $50,000 to
construct a handicapped-accessible dune crossover at Hightower Beach Park, with a total
project cost of $50,000 and no City match. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

   DEVELOPMENT OF TWO ATHLETIC FIELDS AT THE SATELLITE BEACH
    SPORTS AND RECREATION PARK

Recreation Director Kerry Stoms stated that she had received a communication dated
August 18, 2003, from the South Beach Youth Football Association, Inc., pledging 10%
of the $150,000 in funds and in-kind services.

Vice-Mayor Catino asked for public comments on the athletic fields grant application.

Helen Robertson, 298 Norwood Avenue, inquired if the City receives funds annually
from the Brevard County recreation referendum. Recreation Director Kerry Stoms
explained that the City received funds up front: $500,000 (David R. Schechter
Community Center) and $75,000 (develop trails and other grant matches).
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Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to authorize Plain
English to submit, on behalf of the city, a FRDAP grant application in the amount of
$150,000 to construct 2 playing fields and associated amenities at the Sports &
Recreation Park, with a total project cost of $150,000 and a City match of $37,500.
VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON PROPOSAL FROM CITY AUDITOR HOYMAN,
DOBSON & COMPANY, P.A., REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF GASB 34

City Manager Crotty presented an overview of the Finance Director's memo dated
August 13, 2003. At the time of acceptance of the last contract with Hoyman, Dobson &
Co., P.A., GASB 34 was so new that an estimate of the costs for implementing it could
not be given. The auditor's estimate of costs is between $11,120 and $12,510. The FY
03/04 Budget includes $30,000 for auditing services (regular audit fee of $18,850, plus
GASB 34 work $11,150).

Vice-Mayor Catino asked for public comments.

John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, inquired about specifics of the GASB 34
implementation and expressed support of this expenditure.

Helen Robertson, 298 Norwood Avenue, asked what GASB stands for -- Governmental
Accounting Standards Board.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to authorize the
execution of the supplemental service agreement with Hoyman, Dobson & Company
with costs up to $12,510. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS

City Clerk Barbara Boyens recommended that reappointments to the Recreation Board
and Samsons Island Park Committee be made as outlined in the August 13, 2003,
memorandum and supported by the May 13 Minutes of Samsons Island Park
Committee meeting.

Vice-Mayor Catino asked for public comments. There were no comments.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to make Board appointments
as follows:

Recreation Board: Reappoint Sandra VanDerscoff - term ending September 1, 2005;

Samsons Island Park Committee:
Appoint George Ammon as regular member - term ending January 3, 2005;
Appoint Robert Youngkin as a regular member - term ending December 11, 2004;
Appoint Reginald Leonard as an alternate member - term ending April 1, 2004; and
Appoint Fred Robitschek as an alternate member - term ending February 18, 2004.
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VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Councilman D'Amato asked that staff and Council consider the value of a shared City
vehicle.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES:

JULY 30, 2003, PAL WORKSHOP MEETING
JULY 30, 2003, LDR WORKSHOP MEETING
JULY 31, 2003, CRA INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
AUGUST 6, 2003, REGULAR MEETING

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to approve the above minutes as
presented. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.



Barbara Boyens, CMC
City Clerk

				
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