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CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR BOLIN

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									                                      MINUTES
                                  COUNCIL MEETING
                                  DECEMBER 11, 2002

Pursuant to Public Notice, Mayor Bolin convened a regular meeting of the City Council
on Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers. Those
present were Mayor Bob Bolin, Councilman Joseph Ferrante, Councilman Frank Catino,
Councilman Sal D'Amato, Councilman Dominick Montanaro, City Manager Michael
Crotty, City Attorney James P. Beadle, and City Clerk Barbara Boyens.

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

CITIZEN COMMENTS

John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, welcomed the new Council Members. He then
raised questions about the lease purchase of vehicles, Ordinance No. 846 granting
benefits to general employees, and Ordinance No. 847 regarding budget transfers.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmen reported attending the Space Coast League of Cities dinner meeting on
December 9. Councilman D'Amato reported that the owner of the Atlantic Plaza Mini-
Storage wants to donate land for a sidewalk along Scorpion Court. Councilman
Ferrante reported that he had been the speaker at Barry University Commencement
Ceremonies. Mayor Bolin reported information gained at the National League of Cities
meeting, emphasizing that money will be tight if the country goes to war.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

City Attorney Beadle reported that he had received an opinion from the Office of the
Attorney General that states that the City may not create any new or separate
classifications for businesses or occupations and may not decrease the rate of tax
provided in the current schedule. If the City did not establish classifications and fees by
October 1, 1995, it waived its right to do so. Until the Legislature changes the statutes,
the City's fees are set at $70 each, except for the provision in Florida Statutes to raise
fees 5% biannually. Staff and City Attorney will prepare a request for legislative relief to
address reclassification and rates different categories. We will provide a copy of the
Attorney General's Opinion, the request for legislative relief and the surveys to the
businesses which have appeared before Council regarding the fees.

CITY MANAGER REPORT City Manager Crotty reported as follows:

1. Presented a packet of information showing occupational license fees for
   cosmetologists and real estate agents in Brevard County municipalities.

2. Summarized the December 11, 2002, memorandum from the Public Works Director
   Bob Stowe regarding pavement/drainage problems in three areas of the 100 block of
   Carissa Drive caused by a heavy rains and hydraulic pressure that raised the
   pavement. The City Engineer viewed the sites with the Public Works Director and
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   determined that proper amounts of asphalt and tack were applied when the new
   pavement was installed. They will recommend a remedy at a future date.

3. Highlighted the December 2, 2002, memorandum from the Building Official, stating
   that the next segment of sidewalk along the east side of Highway A1A between
   Scorpion Court and Perkins Restaurant to the north will go out for bid as soon as the
   FDOT permit is issued.

4. Announced that the Employees Holiday Luncheon will be held December 20 at the
   David R. Schechter Community Center and members of Council are encouraged to
   attend to celebrate the season.

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

30-UNIT TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT (VILLA SIENA) AT 1001 SOUTH PATRICK
DRIVE:

A. RESOLUTION NO. 766, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
   BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING A TEN (10) FOOT PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-
   WAY AND ACCEPTING A TEN (10) FOOT EASEMENT RUNNING ALONG AND
   PARALLEL TO THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1001
   SOUTH PATRICK DRIVE, DESCRIBED AS TOWNSHIP 26, RANGE 37, SECTION
   35, PARCEL 255, BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
   DATE

City Manager Crotty stated that this request is for property immediately north of Kash n’
Karry. At a previous meeting, the City Council amended the Future Land Use Map and
rezoned this property to provide for multi-family construction.

Building Official/Planning Director Bruce Cooper stated that the applicant has requested
that the City abandon an existing 10-foot right-of-way located along the north boundary
line of the property. There is an out-fall drainage pipe for the Barberry Townhouse site
in this right-of-way. City Attorney Beadle stated that an accommodation has to be
addressed regarding maintenance and repairs to the out-fall.

If adopted by Council, Resolution No. 766 would vacate the 10-foot right-of-way and
accept a 10-foot easement along the north property line. The site plan would have to be
modified to remove proposed drainage from the easement.

Vaheed Teimouri, 13 East Melbourne Avenue, project engineer, stated that they would
relocate the drainage to provide the 10-foot easement. The easement would be
restored to a level state and plant a ground cover.

Building Official Cooper stated that the right--of-way was given to the City in 1962 by a
Quit-Claim Deed with a reverter clause if the property is not used for street or highway
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purposes. Vacating the right-of-way and accepting an easement will protect the City's
interest.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to read Resolution No. 766 by
title only, there being sufficient copies of all resolutions and ordinances available to the
public. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman Catino read Resolution No 766 by title and asked for public comments.

John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive referred to his November 20, 2002, recommendations
included in the packet and recommended establishing the easement so that it could be
used to connect to South Housing, the schools, and the David R. Schechter Community
Center.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to adopt Resolution No. 766.
VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

B. DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON RECOMMENDATION OF APPROVAL OF PZ#16-02
   PRELIMINARY AND FINAL SITE PLAN TO CONSTRUCT A 30-UNIT
   TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT (VILLA SIENA) AT 1001 SOUTH PATRICK
   DRIVE, DESCRIBED AS TOWNSHIP 26, RANGE 37, SECTION 35, PARCEL 255

Building Official Cooper stated that this property has been rezoned from Institutional to
RM-2 and applicant has submitted a site plan to construct Villa Siena (a 30-unit
townhouse development). Mr. Cooper gave an overview of his December 4, 2002,
memorandum.

At its November 1, 2002, meeting the Beautification Board approved the landscape
plans with the recommendation that there be separate watering zones for sod areas.

On November 11, 2002, the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board recommended
approval of PZ#16-02 contingent upon five conditions.

Councilman Catino asked for public comments.

Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island Drive, asked if the plans included underground
utilities. Applicant confirmed that the utilities will be underground.

The ownership and location of the fence to the east, which appears to be on applicant's
property, is a civil matter to be worked out between the property owners. It is a private
development and the streets are private streets owned by the development. The City
will not have any responsibility for street maintenance. The City Engineer will review
and approve all paving and drainage. The fence around pool will be addressed at the
time of permitting:
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Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to approve PZ#16-02
preliminary and final site plan to construct a 30-unit townhouse development (Villa
Siena) contingent upon the following:

1. Plan shall be modified to meet the maximum 30% lot coverage by all buildings

2. Stormwater management plan shall receive approval of City engineer


3. The 10-foot easement accepted in Resolution No. 766 shall be level, planted, and all
   stormwater drainage facilities shall be moved elsewhere on the site

4. Any trees removed from the site shall be available for the City to move at the City's
   expense


5. Exterior lighting shall not reflect onto adjacent single family properties

6. The owner of the property shall provide an easement to the Barberry Homeowners
   Association to provide for maintenance of the Barberry out-fall with the condition that
   any City improvement be replaced and returned to the condition prior any work being
   performed by Barberry or its agents and relieving the City of any responsibility for
   the out-fall

7. Landscaping approved for the north property line shall be moved from the easement
   to a location allowing normal growth without impeding the easement.

VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON RECREATION BOARD                              RECOMMENDATION
REGARDING LIGHTING PROPOSAL FOR DOG PARK

Recreation Director Kerry Stoms stated that the Recreation Board met on December 3
and recommended approval of lighting of Phase I of the Dog Park, including 10-foot
poles with low impact downward facing globes. She presented an overview of her
December 10, 2002, memorandum showing the additional projected revenue of
$500/month that will offset the projected additional expenses of $450/month for October
through February. The Recreation Director recommended that Council authorize, upon
FRDAP approval of the funding change, the installation of lighting for the Dog Park with
$4,250 from FRDAP grant funds and up to $3,250 from the Dog Park Improvements
Donations Fund. She presented a sketch showing location of lights.

Phase II of the Dog Park was not included in the Recreational Capital Improvements
Plan approved by Council. The Recreation Board will review the success of Phase I at
its one-year anniversary and determine if the success of the Park warrants an
expansion. The potential addition of a Phase II will be taken into account in
designing/installing the wiring for Phase I.
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Councilman Catino asked for public comments.         The following people addressed
Council:

   Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island Drive, recommended notifying people as soon
    as the lights are turned on.

   John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive, stated that the Jamaica project has to be completed
    before Phase II can be added.

   David R. Schechter, 635 Seville court, recommended installing Phase I and review
    data before considering Phase II lights.

   City Manager Crotty read e-mail from Kitty Wade, 320 Lynn Avenue, recommending
    installation of the lights.

Councilman D'Amato MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to authorize, upon
FRDAP approval, the installation of lights for Phase I of the Dog Park with $4,250 from
FRDAP grant funds and up to $3,250 from the Dog Park Improvements Donations
Fund. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON EXTENSION OF PZ#14-01, SITE PLAN FOR
McDONALD'S, LOCATED AT 1080 HIGHWAY A1A

Building Official/Planning Director Bruce Cooper stated that on September 5, 2001,
Council approved a site plan for the existing McDonald's at 1080 Highway A1A to
reduce the seating and increase accommodations for the drive-thru window. Section
30-40 of the Land Development Regulations states that a site plan is good for one year
unless extended by Council. No changes have been made to the LDRs that would have
any effect on the site plan.

Councilman Catino asked for public comments. There were no comments.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman D'Amato, to approve extension
of PZ14-01 site plan for McDonald's for one year. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION
CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON ISSUES RELATED TO BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Councilman D'Amato stated that he would like to involve more citizens on the boards
and decrease the number of people serving on multiple boards.

Councilman Catino asked for public comment. The following people addressed Council,
supporting the principle that involving more people generates more ideas and
recognizing the value of continuity brought by dedicated, experienced volunteers who
have served on numerous boards throughout the years:
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           John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive
           Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island Drive
           Denny Drake, 660 North Robin Way
           John Malone, 598 Coconut Street
           David R. Schechter, 635 Seville Court

By consensus, Council agreed not to adopt a written policy regarding board
appointments but to keep these issues in mind and use their discretion in appointing
board/committee members. Council asked that staff prepare a report on the number of
duplications on boards and attendance at meetings, specifically CPAB.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON AGREEMENT WITH THE FOUNTAINS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION (8:15 P.M.)

City Manager Crotty stated that in 1992 the City and the Fountains Homeowners
Association entered into an agreement regarding (1) the ownership, condition, and
maintenance of the block wall fronting South Patrick Drive and (2) lawn/landscaping
maintenance within the right-of-way to the west of the wall.

John England, President of Fountains Homeowners Association, stated that the
homeowners have spent time, money, and effort to maintain the area, including
sprinkler heads, pumps, tree trimming, etc., and would like to amend the agreement.
The homeowners' dues are $200 per year for approximately 65 homes.

The City Manager stated that $6,000 was included in the 2002/2003 Budget for
materials to improve the landscaping west of the wall.            The July 17, 2002,
memorandum from Steve Rogers, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, estimates a total
of 220 hours per year to mow, edge, weed eat, apply fertilizer and insecticide, and trim
palm trees. The estimated cost of materials is $492 per year.

Councilman Catino asked for public comments. The following people addressed
Council:

John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, spoke in favor of a lawn maintenance program for
the entire city.

Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island Drive, asked if this is a unique situation, being the
only homeowners association with the problem.

David R. Schechter, 635 Seville Court, provided the history of problems with the road
and stated that the homeowners wanted a higher standard of landscaping inside the
wall and they have provided for that.

John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive, stated that the City had planted native plants on the
west side of the wall a few years ago which did not survive. He recommended
researching what plants could survive there.
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Staff will provide an amended agreement for Council to review at the January 15
meeting.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON REQUEST TO REDUCE NONCONFORMITY OF
STRUCTURE AT 615 JACKSON COURT, UNDER SECTION 30-218.5 OF THE
SATELLITE BEACH CITY CODE

Building Official Bruce Cooper stated that the property at 615 Jackson Court is
nonconforming because more than 50% (approximately 563 square feet more) of the lot
is covered by impervious materials. Applicant Matt Salatino has requested permission
to remove some existing concrete and add a new garage over other existing concrete
and a small portion of grass. The proposed demolition and construction would reduce
the amount of nonconformity by 15% - 45%.

Applicant Matt Salatino, 615 Jackson Court, stated that he has a potential buyer for his
home who wants to alter the existing garage into a game room and add a two car
garage. He presented a site plan that would result in a 45% (256.5 square feet)
decrease in nonconformity. He requested that Council consider a lesser decrease.

Councilman Catino asked for public comments. There were no comments.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED to approve the modification with a decrease in
nonconformity of no less than 15% contingent upon planting two live oak trees in the
front yard. There was no second.

Councilman D'Amato MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin to approve the modification with a
decrease in nonconformity of no less than 15%. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION
CARRIED.

ORDINANCE NO. 847, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FY 2001/2002 BUDGET
ORDINANCE NO. 819, AND PREVIOUSLY AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NO. 840;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SECOND READING)

City Manager Crotty stated that Council had approved Ordinance No. 847 on first
reading on November 20. He presented a packet of information, including an amended
Ordinance No. 847 and a memorandum dated December 11, 2002, from Finance
Director Brenda Raver, showing that the transfer of money from the Recycling Trust
Fund to support the Soccer Field Restroom and Concession Stand which was approved
by the City Council on 12/12/01 was not included in the budget amendment. The
necessary transfers are highlighted in yellow in the report. Staff recommends that
Ordinance No. 847 be amended to include the changes that are outlined in the
December 11, 2002, memorandum from the Finance Director.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to read Ordinance No. 847 by
title only. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.
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Councilman Catino read Ordinance No. 847 by title and asked for public comments.
John Malone, 598 Coconut Street addressed Council.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to amend Ordinance No. 847
as outlined in the Finance Director's December 11, 2002, memorandum. VOTE: ALL
AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

ESTABLISH DATE TO INTERVIEW APPLICANTS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT
ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND ESTABLISH LDR REVIEW MEETING SCHEDULE

City Manager Crotty presented a list of individuals who have applied to serve on the
Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board and the appropriate section from
the ordinance establishing the Board. Council will interview applicants at 6:30 p.m. on
December 19, 2002.

COUNCIL 2003: ELECT VICE-MAYOR

In accordance with the rules of the City Council the Council is to elect a vice-mayor
each year at the first meeting in December.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to elect Councilman
Frank Catino as vice-mayor. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINT A VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE SPACE
COAST LEAGUE OF CITIES

Councilman Ferrante MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to appoint Mayor Bob
Bolin voting delegate to the Space Coast League of Cities, and City Manager Michael
Crotty as alternate. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINT COUNCIL         BOARD LIAISONS         AND OTHER BOARD/COMMITTEE
REPRESENTATIVES

By consensus, the following Council Members were appointed to serve as liaisons to
the following boards:

Councilman Montanaro      Beautification Board
Councilman D’Amato        Board of Adjustment
Councilman Ferrante       Business Enhancement
Councilman Montanaro      Code Enforcement Board
Vice-Mayor Catino         Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
Vice-Mayor Catino         Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board
Mayor Bolin               Library Board
Councilman D’Amato        Planning and Zoning Advisory Board
Councilman Ferrante       Recreation Board
Councilman Montanaro      Retirement Plans Boards of Trustees
Councilman D’Amato        Samsons Island Park Committee
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Mayor Bolin                 Space Coast League of Cities
City Manager Crotty           SCLC (alternate)
Mayor Bolin                 South Beaches Coalition
Councilman D’Amato            SBC (alternate)

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

City Attorney Beadle stated that following boards are quasi-judicial and must operate
the same as a court of law—that is, decisions must be based solely on
evidence/information presented at the meeting:

   Board of Adjustment
   Code Enforcement Board
   Planning and Zoning Advisory Board when dealing with zoning issues
   Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board when dealing with land use issues

If Council will be voting on a recommendation from these boards, a liaison can report
items but not details/issues to Council. However, it is not wise for him to express an
opinion at the board meeting. He cited the FIT case in Melbourne regarding a
Councilwoman who gathered support and expressed an opinion at the board hearing.

If a Council Member desires to speak at another board, it would be appropriated to
speak as an individual, not as Councilman.

The list of “Other Board/Committee Appointments” remained the same except the
National Organization of Disability was removed and the Space Coast Defense Alliance,
the Florida League of Cities Criminal Justice Committee and the FLC International
Relations Committee was added with Mayor Bolin serving as the representative.

As a follow-up to a request from the November 20 Council meeting, the City Clerk
reported that Mayor Bolin, as the South Beaches Coalition representative to the
Metropolitan Planning Organization, has the authority to appoint the representative to
Citizens Advisory Committee. Currently, John McNeal is the regular member and Bill
Higginson is the alternate. If Mayor Bolin appoints someone else, it will be necessary to
advise the MPO prior to the monthly meeting.

ORDINANCE NO. 848, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 46-58(a)(1), (NORMAL
RETIREMENT) OF THE PENSION PLAN FOR POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS;
AMENDING SECTION 46-58(a)(4) (FULL VESTING AT RETIREMENT) OF THE
PENSION PLAN FOR POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS; SECTION 46-58(e)(1) (VESTING-
FIVE OR MORE YEARS OF CREDITED SERVICE) OF THE PENSION PLAN FOR
POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (FIRST READING)

City Manager Crotty presented Ordinance No. 848 which would amend the Pension
Plan for Police Officers and Firefighters, to revise the vesting schedule to provide for full
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vesting after five years of service, the same as currently provided to the General
employees.

Stephen Cypen, Attorney for the Retirement Boards, has reviewed the ordinance and
his comments have been incorporated.
Ward Foster of Foster & Foster, City Actuary, indicated that the cost will be $246 to
provide for this improvement to the vesting schedule. The Trustees of the Police
Officers and Fire Fighters Pension Board unanimously recommended approval. State
contributions to the Police Officers and Firefighters Pension Plan have been frozen at
the 1999 level and increased State contributions to the Pension Plan above the 1999
level can be used for plan improvements only.

Councilman Ferrante MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to read Ordinance No. 848 by
title only on first reading. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Vice-Mayor Catino read Ordinance no. 848 by title only on first reading and asked for
public comments. There were no comments.

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to approve Ordinance No. 848
on first reading. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS

Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Montanaro, to appoint the following people
to boards:

      Richard Speer to fill the unexpired term of Ross Winebarger on the
       Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board, said term to expire May 1, 2003

      Robert A. Austin to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Montanaro on the
       Planning and Zoning Advisory Board, said term to expire May 20, 2004

      Rosemary Hoon to a two year term as an alternate to the Recreation Board, said
       term to expire December 11, 2004

      Sandy Carnival to a two year term on the Samsons Island Park Development
       Committee, said term to expire December 11, 2004

      Robert Youngkin to a two year alternate position on the Samsons Island Park
       Development Committee, said term to expire December 11, 2004

      Reappoint John Scott to a two year term on the Library Board, said term to
       expire January 20, 2004

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

VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.
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DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON CORRESPONDENCE TO US ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS REGARDING BREVARD COUNTY SHORE PROTECTION MID REACH
BEACH RENOURISHMENT

Volunteer John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive, presented a draft letter to the US Army Corps
of Engineers regarding the City's position on beach renourishment.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Mayor Bolin, to send the letter with minor
modifications. After further discussion, the motion was withdrawn.

Council directed staff to modify the letter and bring it back to the next Council meeting.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GRANT PROGRAM
APPLICATIONS

City Manager Crotty presented two grant requests: one for an emergency generator for
City Hall to be funded 100% from grant funds and the second for a combination sewer
and catch basin cleaner truck to be funded 100% from grant funds.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to authorize Plain
English to submit, on behalf of the City, an emergency management Municipal Grant
Program application in the amount of up to $50,000 for purchase and installation of a
backup emergency generator to provide power to City Hall, with a total project cost of
up to $50,000 and no City match.

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

VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman D’Amato, to authorize Plain
English to submit, on behalf of the City, an Emergency Management Competitive Grant
Program application in the amount of up to $300,000 for purchase of a combination
sewer and catch basin cleaner truck, with a total project cost of up to $300,000 and no
City match.

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

VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Council did not add anything to the City Manager’s list of agenda items.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES:                      NOVEMBER 20, 2002, REGULAR MEETING
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Mayor Bolin MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante to approve the minutes of the
November 20, 2002, regular meeting as presented. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION
CARRIED.

Councilman Catino adjourned the meeting at 10:40 p.m.


Barbara Boyens, CMC
City Clerk
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      John Fergus, 135 Maple Drive, stated that he has served as Chair of Right
      Sizing Committee and member of Capital Assets Committee, CPAB, and LDR.
      He observed that there many people who want to be on a committee/board but
      not all of them really want to work.

       Mark Brimer, 850 Loggerhead Island Drive, spoke in favor of involving more
       citizens but recommended retaining existing board members.

       Denny Drake, 660 North Robin Way, suggested that ad hoc committees be
       treated differently from standing boards. Ad hoc committees benefit from the
       experience and knowledge brought by people who have served on other
       boards. He also supported giving more citizens an opportunity to be allowed
       to serve on boards.

       John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, spoke in favor on a person serving on
       only one board.

       David R. Schechter, 635 Seville Court, in principle you should get as many
       people involved as possible in standing committees. Many times it is wise to
       include people from standing committees on ad hoc committees. He
       recommended not establishing a written policy but to consider the issue
       when board members are appointed.

								
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