Town of Sewall’s Point

Audio and Decision from Commission Meeting

February 27, 2018

7:00 p.m.

 

  

CALL TO ORDER   7:01 PM 

Pledge of Allegiance   7:01 PM   

Roll Call    7:01 PM 

Mayor Paul Luger, Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Commissioner Vinny Barile, Commissioner James W. Campo, Commissioner Dan Morris, Town Manager Pamela M. Walker ,Town Attorney Glen Torcivia and Town Clerk Lakisha Burch.

  

Additions, Deletions or Changes to the Agenda    7:01 PM 

Commissioner Barile asked if item 12 could be moved up on the agenda, and after discussion it was decided to place item 12 after Proclamations and Resolutions, which would make it item 8.

 

Town Manager Walker asked if an item from Town Engineer Joe Capra could be added to the agenda regarding MPO Grant which would be item 13 on the agenda.

 

Motion was made by Commission Campo seconded by Vice Mayor Fender to accept these changes to the agenda; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA   7:03 PM 

1.    Financial Reports

2.    Meeting Minutes

3.    Building Activity Report

4.    Police Activity Report

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Campo seconded by Commissioner Morris to approve the Consent Agenda; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

PROCLAMATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS   7:03 PM 

5.    Proclamation of Appreciation to the Satin Leaf Circle  7:03 PM

 

Town Manager Walker presented the item to the Commission. Mayor Luger read and presented the Proclamation to the Satin Leaf Circle.

 

6.    Police Department Annual Awards   7:07 PM 

 

Police Chief Ciechanowski announced the Community Meeting that will be held tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. She also thanked Mr. H. B. Barrett and Mr. Steve Dutcher from Illustrated Properties for their contributions to the Town of Sewall’s Police Department. Chief Ciechanowski presented the following awards:

            Educational Achievement Award:            Sergeant Christopher Wade and Kathryn Barbera

            Officer of the Year:                          Sergeant Kitrick Downham

            Rookie of the Year:                          Officer Juan Garcia

 

7.    Resolution Regarding Gun Reform   7:20 PM

 

Mayor Luger stated that he put the item on the agenda because he feels it is important and timely. He then continued to express his thoughts on the matter. Each Commissioner gave his view regarding the matter.

 

There were public comments.

 

The Commission reached a consensus to TABLE the resolution.

 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS   7:57 PM 

 

8.    Status of the Sewer Appropriation Grant   8:06 PM 

 

Town Manager Walker presented the item. There was discussion among the Commissioners regarding the item.

 

There were public comments.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Campo seconded by Commissioner Morris to seek State approval to use the sewer conversion grant funds for the following purposes: to install the pipe across Ocean Boulevard necessary to permit the commercial properties to connect via grinder systems, to convert Town Hall to sewer via a grinder system, and to incentivize conversion to grinder system sewers by individual property owners that can access to the pipe in North Sewall’s Point Road; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Campo and Morris. Nay: Commissioner Barile. Motion passed 4-1.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

9.    First Reading of Ordinance No. 415 Prohibiting Medial Marijuana Dispensaries   8:59 PM 

 

Town Manager Walker presented the item.

 

Town Attorney Torcivia read the Ordinance title into the record.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Campo, seconded by Commissioner Morris, to approve Ordinance No. 415 Prohibiting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries on first reading; therefore it was read into record by title by Town Attorney Torcivia; therefore it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

DISCUSSION

10.  Presentation of FY 2016-17 Audit   9:00 PM 

 

Mr. Jim Hartley of DiBartolomeo, McGee, Hartley and Barnes presented the FY 2016-2017 audit to the Commission.

 

Commissioner Campo asked questions regarding the audit and Mr. Hartley responded to Commissioner Campo’s questions and concerns.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Campo seconded by Commissioner Morris to approve and accept the FY 2016-2017 audit; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

11.  Interlocal Agreement with City of Stuart for Fire and Emergency Services  9:06 PM 

Town Manager Walker presented the item to Commission.

 

Commissioner Campo asked about the cancelation terms of the agreement and asked that the Town Attorney explain. Town Attorney Torcivia responded to Commissioner Campo questions and concerns regarding the matter. The other Commissioners also responded to Commissioner Campo’s question.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Campo seconded by Commissioner Morris to approve and accept the FY 2016-2017 audit; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

12.  Charter Review Committee Appointments   9:13 PM 

 

Mayor Luger suggested that the item be tabled because he had not had the opportunity to make a decision regarding his appointee, Vice Mayor Fender also stated that he had not made a decision on his appointee.  Commissioner Campo gave his thoughts regarding this matter.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Morris seconded by Vice Mayor Fender to table the item until the March 27, 2018 Commission meeting; it was voted as follows: Aye: Mayor Luger, Vice Mayor Fender, Commissioners Barile, Campo and Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS   9:17 PM

 

There was public comment.

 

13.  MPO Grant    9:20 PM 

Town Engineer Joe Capra presented the item to the Commission. There was discussion among the Commissioners regarding the item.

 

The Commission reached a consensus not to move forward with the grant.

COMMISSIONERS OR STAFF COMMENTS   9:31 PM 

Commissioner Morris gave his thoughts and concerns regarding establishing a Charter Review Committee. Mayor Luger responded to Commissioner Morris’ concerns while expressing his thoughts as well. Commissioner Barile also gave his thoughts about the potential committee’s recommendations.

 

ADJOURN  9:36 PM    

 

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