Town of Sewall’s Point Commission Meeting

Audio and Decision

April 24, 2018

7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER   7:00 PM 

Pledge of Allegiance  7:00 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

Town Manager Walker requested that the Arbor Day Proclamation be added to the Consent agenda.

 

Motion: To add the Arbor Day Proclamation to the Consent agenda as item number 5. Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA  7:02 PM 

1.    Financial Reports

2.    Meeting Minutes

3.    Building Activity Report

4.    Police Activity Report

5.    Arbor Day Proclamation - ADDED

Vice Mayor Fender requested to pull item number 1 Financial Reports.

 

Motion: To remove the Financial Reports from the Consent Agenda for discussion, Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner James W. Campo.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Barile moved that items number 6, 7 and 8 be removed from the agenda for discussion at a workshop. Motion died for lack of second.

 

Motion: To approve the Consent Agenda items 2 through 5, Action: Adjourn, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Vice Mayor Fender asked questions regarding the Financial Reports, Town Manager Walker responded.

 

Motion: To approve item 4a Financial Reports., Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

COMMENTS FROM COMMISSIONER ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS   7:06 PM

Commissioner Fender asked a question on behalf of new residents regarding Sober Homes. Commissioner Barile and Town Manager Walker responded to Commissioner Fender’s concerns. He also asked about drones.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS  7:10 PM

There was public comment.

 

DISCUSSION  7:16 PM 

6.    Charter Review Committee  7:16 PM

Town Manager Walker presented the item.

 

Commissioner Morris requested a motion to reconsider this item. Town Attorney Torcivia explained the difference between reconsidering and rescinding a motion.

 

Commissioner Morris stated he would like to make a motion to rescind the decision regarding the Charter Review Committee.

 

Commissioner Campo voiced his concerns regarding this matter. There was discussion among the Commissioners, each giving their point of view.

 

Motion: To rescind the Charter Review Committee decision that was made at a previous meeting, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Dan Morris, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender. Motion passed 3-2, with Commissioners Campo and Barile dissenting.

 

7.    Statement of Civility   7:39 PM

Town Manager Walker presented the item. There was discussion among the Commissioners, Town Manager Walker and Town Attorney Torcivia.

 

There was public comment.

 

Motion: To approve staff recommendation of proposed statement with additional language prohibiting “abusive personal attacks”, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Dan Morris, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender. Motion passed unanimously.

  

8.    Homewood Park  7:58 PM 

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

 

There was public comment.

 

Motion: To move forward with the Homewood Pocket Park by spending up to the budgeted $5,000 to improve the north and south ends of the park as shown in the staff report, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Barile dissenting.

 

9.    Indialucie Hours  8:14 PM 

Town Manager Walker presented the item. There was discussion among the Commissioners and Police Chief Ciechanowski.

 

There was public comment.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Barile to rescind the motion allowing access. Motion died for lack of second.

 

Motion: To approve placing 3rd option sign which states "Access at Your Own Risk,” allows access from dawn to dusk, and prohibits motorized vehicles, Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

10. Stormwater Project Decisions  8:25 PM

Town Manager Walker presented the item. Joe Capra, Town Engineer, presented the details of each stormwater project to the Commission. There was discussion among the Commissioners, Town Manager Walker and Town Engineer Capra.

 

There were public comments.

 

The Commission prioritized the expenditure of the $329,700 stormwater project budget as follows, directing that the first two begin immediately, with the remaining two to be coordinated with FEMA reimbursement assurances:

 

Motion: Cranes Nest Stormwater Outfall Project ($106,200), Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Vinny Barile. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion: Highpoint Stormwater Outfall Project ($53,800), Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Dan Morris, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion: Riverview Stormwater Outfall Project, including mitigation ($93,000), Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Vinny Barile. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion: Perriwinkle Stormwater Outfall Project ($46,600), Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Vinny Barile, Seconded by Commissioner Dan Morris. Motion passed unanimously.

 

The Commission also directed that the Simara Street Bridge and Seawall Repair Project commence immediately using Hurricane Emergency funds.

 

Motion: To immediately begin the Simara Bridge and Seawall Project ($368,300) using Emergency Reserve Funds while continuing to seek reimbursement from FEMA Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Dan Morris, Seconded by Commissioner Vinny Barile. Motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Campo dissenting.

 

11. Audio Visual Equipment for Town Hall  10:12 PM

Town Manager Walker presented the item. There was discussion among the Commissioners and Police Chief Ciechanowski.

 

There was public comment.

 

Motion: To proceed with the project at the proposed price Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner Dan Morris, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender. Motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Campo dissenting.

 

COMMISSIONER OR STAFF COMMENTS  10:35 PM 

 

There was public comment regarding the Marguerita Mandalay project funded by the SFWMD COOP and License Plate grants.  The Town Engineer was directed to continue to work with the neighbors but to continue with the previously authorized project.

 

ADJOURN  10:37 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

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