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                                 COUNCIL MEETING
                                  APRIL 21, 2004

Pursuant to Public Notice, Mayor Brimer convened a regular meeting of the City Council
on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers. Those present
were Mayor Mark Brimer, Vice-Mayor Sal D’Amato, Councilman Frank Catino,
Councilman Joseph Ferrante, Councilman Dominick Montanaro, City Attorney James
Beadle, City Manager Michael Crotty, and City Clerk Barbara Boyens.

Vice-Mayor D’Amato led a moment of silence, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

PRESENTATION OF CHECK FROM SATELLITE BEACH LIONS CLUB FOR A
DEFIBRALLATOR FOR DeSOTO PARK TENNIS COURTS

Joe Hauser, Myrna Jenkins, and Steve Cochie of the Satellite Beach Lions Club
presented a check in the amount of $1,905.00 for the purchase of a defibrillator to be
installed at the DeSoto Tennis Courts. Mayor Mark Brimer and Fire Chief Dan Rocque
expressed the appreciation of the City to the Lions Club for their generous gift.

PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK MAY 16-22

Mayor Mark Brimer presented a Proclamation to Public Works Director Bob Stow
proclaiming the week of May 16-22, 2004, to be Public Works Week and thanked the
members of the Public Works team for keeping the City in top condition. Mr. Stowe
praised all the men and women in the Department for their dedication and hard work.

PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL CITY CLERK’S WEEK MAY 2-8, 2004

Mayor Brimer presented a Proclamation to City Clerk Barbara Boyens proclaiming the
week of May 2-8 to be City Clerks’ Week. Ms. Boyens expressed gratitude to Council
and fellow staff members.

Due to the number of individuals present to discuss Agenda Items 10 and 11, Council
moved those items ahead of other Agenda items.

STATUS REPORT BY RESPRESENTATIVES OF THE SATELLITE BEACH
COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC., PAL (INFINITY)

Bill Mayer, 377 Kingston Road, Treasurer of Satellite Beach Community Services, Inc.,
PAL, presented a profit and loss statement, stating the Form 990 has been filed with the
IRS. To date, they have received $14,000 of the $21,000 grant. They had 74 present
for Teeny Bopper Night and 416 and 450 for the two Live Band Events.

Mayor Brimer asked for public comments. Sgt. Paul Creatura explained how the Live
Band Events are organized and told of several youth who participated in Teen Zone
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activities who have moved on to become successful college graduates and young
adults. The summer program will include basketball and wrestling.

Vice-Mayor D’Amato stated that he had talked with Representative Needelman in
Tallahassee at the Legislative Conference and Representative Needelman assured him
that he will continue to seek funds for the Teen Zone.

Council concurred in their commitment to keeping the Teen Zone open and thanked Mr.
Mayer, Mr. Fergus, Sgt. Creatura and other members of the Teen Zone Board for their
support for the youth of the City.

DISCUSS WITH RECREATION BOARD ITS CURRENT PRIORITIES/ISSUES

Recreation Director Kerry Stoms presented an overview of her April 19, 2004,
memorandum regarding a potential community pool or aquatic center. The Recreation
Board has discussed and is seeking direction from Council whether to pursue either the
community pool or the aquatic center to support competitive swim/dive teams. All land
currently owned by the City is in use or has been scheduled for other recreational
projects. The cost of land acquisition, construction and operation of a swim facility has
not been explored in depth.

Mayor Brimer asked for public comments.

John Malone, 598 Coconut Street asked about the use of the pool at Satellite High
School. Ms. Stoms replied that it is used for swim classes, swim teams, and is open
afternoons for public swimming in the summer.

In response to questions about the Indian Harbour Beach pool, Recreation Board
Member Margaret Landis stated that Indian Harbour Beach charges $4.00 for an
aerobic water class and $2.00 for swimming. The pool is open 6:30 – 1:00 for lap
swimming.

After discussion, Council recommended that the Recreation Board proceed with the first
four items on the suggested plan of action contained in the April 19 memorandum.

Recreation Director Stoms introduced Marty Hindsley, stating that he is a part-time
employee, member of the Recreation Board, and President of the 55+ Club, who has
more enthusiasm, drive, interest in promoting good will and the City than anyone she
knows. City Manager Michael Crotty presented Mr. Hindsley with a plaque recognizing
him as the recipient of the City Manager’s Award for Community/Civic Involvement.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, expressed his opinion regarding the two-page
response provided to his April 7, 2004, correspondence and asked that Council provide
additional response. His main areas of concern were personnel wages and benefits.
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COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Ferrante reported that he had reviewed the senior projects and West Shore
High School and that former Mayor David R. Schechter also participated in the review.
He suggested that the Charter of the Business Enhancement Committee be updated
and the committee be reactivated.

Vice-Mayor D’Amato reported that he had attended the Legislative Conference in
Tallahassee and had met with Brevard Legislators. It was an informative session.

Mayor Brimer reported that he had attended the Community Redevelopment Agency
Advisory Committee (CRAAC) meeting.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

City Attorney James Beadle did not have a report.

CITY MANAGER REPORT

City Manager Crotty reported as follows:

 Mr. Fred Beal and two other representatives of the Skyline Estates Homeowners
  Association have requested that the City participate in the repair of the drainage
  system in Skyline. Mr. Crotty recommended that this be an agenda item for May.

 Representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation have indicated a
  willingness to work with the City in a 50-50 cost share to remove the outfalls from
  Grant, Norwood, and DeSoto and integrate that stormwater into the City drainage. A
  joint agreement should be ready for Council’s review within six to eight weeks. This
  would be a $1/2 million project to be completed over five to six years.

 The Space Coast League of Cities (SCLC) is taking an active position regarding five
  Charter Amendments being considered by the Brevard County Charter Review
  Committee which infringe upon municipal governments. Council requested the City
  Manager to report future activities of the Charter Review Committee and how the
  City can provide support for the SCLC positions.

 On April 9, the City received a ―Petition to Deny Beautification Improvements to A1A‖
  from residents on Wilson and Grant Avenues. This appears to be in response to
  information in the April Beachcaster regarding proposed landscaped medians in the
  Pelican Beach park area. CRAAC is reviewing improvements in that area and has
  received a copy of this petition.

 Vice-Mayor D’Amato and City Manager Crotty met with Representative Mitch
  Needelman during the Legislative Action Day in Tallahassee to discuss the status of
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   the City’s FRDAP applications (Hightower Beach access and an all-purpose field at
   the Sports Park). He presented a copy of the letter from Mayor Brimer to
   Representatives Needelman and Altman and Senator Haridopolos regarding these
   two applications.

 Petitions are being circulated statewide to support the increase of the Homestead
  Exemption from $25,000 to $50,000. He presented an overview of the April 13,
  2004, memorandum from Lance Larsen, Chief Deputy Property Appraiser for
  Brevard County Property Appraiser Jim Ford, stating that the increase in the
  Homestead Exemption would not result in a loss of revenue for municipalities, but
  would result in the overall tax burden being shifted to the remaining taxable value of
  all taxpayers. Based on conversations in Tallahassee, there are a number of city
  officials who have a different interpretation.

 Margueritta Engle from St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) had
  planned to attend this meeting to present a check for a $12,000 grant but believes
  the City may also receive a $50,000 grant from the June round of grants. She will
  attend a Council meeting in July to present the two checks.

 A copy of the resolution adopted by Indian Harbour Beach regarding impact fees for
  schools was placed in Council’s mail boxes for them to review and advise if they
  want impact fees to be included on a future agenda.

 SJRWMD may provide a grant for engineering and construction of water re-use in
  the City. A feasibility study and report will be presented in June.

 The summer recreation schedule has been published and is online.

 Rosemary Hoon, member of the Recreation Board died on April 13 and a copy of the
  obituary is enclosed in the agenda packet.

RESOLUTION NO. 793, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, FORMALLY SUPPORTING CONTINUED
OPERATION OF PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE AND CAPE CANAVERAL AIR
FORCE STATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Resolution No. 793 states the City’s support for the continued operation of Patrick Air
Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This resolution will serve as a
model for the other municipalities in Brevard County.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Vice-Mayor D’Amato, to read Resolution
No. 793 by title only. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Brimer read Resolution No. 793 by title only, there being sufficient copies
available to the public, and asked for public comments. There were no comments.
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Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Vice-Mayor D’Amato, to adopt Resolution
No. 793. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.


DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON BUDGET AMENDMENT AND BUDGET TRANSFERS

The draft ordinance for midyear budget amendment of the FY 03/04 Budget contains
only one item – recognition of grant funds for the traffic radar board. City Manager
recommended that this item be included in the final budget amendment following
September 30. This will save the cost of advertising at this time. Council concurred.

City Manager Crotty presented the line item transfers and explanations reported by the
Finance Director in her April 13, 2004, memorandum.

Mayor Brimer asked for public comments. John Malone, 598 Coconut Street, inquired
what portion of health insurance the city pays for. For new employees, the City pays
100% for the employee and 50% for dependents.

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Catino, to approve the line item
transfers outlined in the April 13, 2004 memorandum. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION
CARRIED.

DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON ISSUES RELATING TO FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS
WITH BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS AND HARRIS SANITATION

BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS: City Manager Crotty presented the franchise
agreement, which is a compilation and modification of the former three franchise
agreements, prepared by Bright House Networks. The draft ordinance was submitted to
the City Attorney for his review. City Attorney Beadle stated that the technical aspects
are covered by FCC regulations. The franchise agreement allows the franchisee to use
the city right of way or easement.

Mayor Brimer asked for public comments. There were no comments.

After discussion, Council requested the following changes be proposed to Bright House:

Reduce the term of the agreement from 15 years to 10 years

Restructure the termination language to ensure the City’s right to terminate

Review number 6 on page 5 regarding fire and police life safety issues

Remove the language added to Section 6(c) on pages 6 and 7

Change the distance back to 200 feet in Section 10 on page 8
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HARRIS SANITATION In February, the Council authorized the preparation of a
renewal franchise agreement with Waste Management/Harris Sanitation, considering
the possibility of including a fully automated cart system. City Manager Crotty
presented a copy of the article in the March Beachcaster and a packet of input received.
He also presented information supplied by Waste Management to be included in future
Beachcaster articles and suggested two public meetings—one during daylight hours
and one in the evening.

Regarding the issue of a local government granting an exclusive franchise agreement in
light of anti-competitive measures, City Attorney Beadle advised that the Court in the
Key West case indicated that there has to be some indication from the State through
their legislative process that there was an intent to allow local government to grant
exclusive franchises for certain activities. In Chapter 403, FS, there was some
legislation passed that addressed solid waste franchisees and issues regarding solid
waste disposal. It specifically talks about recycling as well. Council can continue to
enter into an exclusive franchise agreement if it chooses. The relationship that the City
has had with the franchisee in the past and the new program they are attempting to
begin may add weight to the determination.

Mayor Brimer asked for public comments. There were no comments.

Council asked that Waste Management make available all three size containers (96, 65,
and 38 gallons) and allow the citizens to choose the size that meets their need. Council
also recommended that the yard waste collection continue to be on Mondays.

REPORT ON PELICAN COAST DEVELOPMENT

City Manager Crotty read the May 20, 2004, report from Building Official Bruce Cooper,
stating that the Building Department has issued demolition permits for structures within
Phase I for Pelican Coast PUD and all structures have been demolished. He has
completed the plan review of construction plans for the first 5 units.

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS

City Clerk reported Board vacancies and provided names of applicants. Mayor Brimer
asked for public comment following each of the following motions to nominate board
members; there were no comments from the public.

Vice-Mayor D’Amato MOVED, SECOND Councilman Catino, to appoint Kris Maine to
the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board, said term ending April 1, 2007. VOTE:
ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.
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Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Catino, to appoint Lisa
Crawford McRoberts to the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board, said term ending
April 1, 2007. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman Ferrante MOVED, SECOND Councilman Catino, to appoint Diane Sheffield
to the Library Board, said term ending March 1, 2006. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION
CARRIED.

Councilman Catino MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to reappoint Robert
Austin to the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board, said term ending May 1, 2007.
VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.


AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Council did not add any items to those presented by the City Manager.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES:              APRIL 7, 2004, REGULAR MEETING

Councilman Montanaro MOVED, SECOND Councilman Ferrante, to approve the April
7, 2004, minutes as presented. VOTE: ALL AYES. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Brimer adjourned the meeting at 9:33 p.m.



Barbara Boyens, CMC
City Clerk

				
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