Town of Sewall’s Point

Town Commission Minutes of commission MEETING

May 28, 2019 7:00 pm

[Verbatim details available at www.sewallspoint.org by clicking the “audio”  link for the meeting] Pledge to the Flag

  7:01 PM  Roll Call   7:01 PM Roll Call.

Present: Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Mayor Vinny Barile, Commissioner James W. Campo, Commissioner Dave Kurzman,

 Town Manager Pamela M. Walker (Not voting), Town Attorney Glen Torcivia (Not voting).

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

   7:01 PM Motion: Moving item 5 and 6 be reversed to be heard at a time when the Town Attorney is present. , Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

  7:01 PM Motion: Amended Agenda, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

 CONSENT AGENDA

1. Financial Reports

2. Meeting Minutes

3. Building Activity Report

4. Police Activity Report

  7:02 PM Motion:, Action: Approve Consent , Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo,                                                Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

  7:02 PM  PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

No public comments were heard at this time.  

  7:02 PM  DISCUSSION

Item 6 was heard as item 5

Clerk’s Note- Item 5 was heard at a later time in the meeting. 

  8:00 PM 5. Review of Helipad Policy with Town Attorney

Mayor Barile asked for Public Comment at this time. 

The following members of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Attorney Joshua Myer representing Mr. Ben Sharfi came forward and addressed the letter his client received on behalf of the Town regarding his permit at his property. He expressed concern over the proposed revocation of Mr. Sharfi permit.

Dave Adams

Mona Leonard

Ben Sharfi

Arthur Deshane

Johnny Colson

  8:17 PM

 Attorney Torcivia gave a brief overview of the Town history and the current Ordinance that prohibits landing of any aircraft in the Town on any dock or the river. He explained that the permit that was applied for was not for a helipad. He said the applicant can reapply for a permit for a helipad but the current code prohibits this in the Town.  He explained that he does not know what application request was submitted to the FAA by Mr. Sharfi. He suggested making a freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the application. He said it would be the Town Commission decision should they want to amend the Town Ordinances allowing this use in the Town, but as of now the law and local Zoning Ordinances prohibit this. He said he spoke with the FAA and they explained that local zoning Ordinances are given great weight by the FAA.  He said the Town does not want to get into litigation with any residents.   

  8:21 PM  Joshua Myer Attorney for Ben Sharfi came forward and explained how he interprets the Code.

Attorney Torcivia explained how the Town enforces the Code as it relates to landing of aircraft in the Town.  

Joshua Myer Attorney for Ben Sharfi came forward and said he would provide the Town with the FAA application by Mr. Sharfi.

   8:25 PM  After the Commission comments the Commission directed the Town Attorney to work with the applicants representative and would revisit the item at a later date.

 7:03 PM 

5. 6. Sewer Outreach Update from Town Engineer    

Town Engineer Joe Capra, Captec Engineering gave a brief overview of the sign up and save septic to sewer program and the recent community meeting held at Town Hall for the public.

 7:09 PM Motion: Moving item 7 to item 6 position in order to give the Town Attorney more time to attend the meeting, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

 Item 7 was now heard as item 6

6. 7. Review of Design Options for South Sewall’s Point Road- Phase 1 Project (sidewalks, shoulders, bike lanes, etc.)

Town Engineer Joe Capra gave a brief overview of the proposed Design Options for South Sewall’s Point Road- Phase 1 Project (sidewalks, shoulders, bike lanes, etc.) roadway plan.

The Town Commission directed Mr. Capra to bring back a visual design proposal with options.

  7:41 PM  The following members of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Tony Dwyer                        Septic to Sewer Comment

Johnny Colson                   Roadway Design Comment

Carole Chontos                  Roadway Design Comment

Mona Leonard                   Roadway Design Comment

Dave Shore                         Roadway Design Comment

Stacy Osborne                   Roadway Design Comment

  8:27 PM   

8. Town Manager Part-time Contract

Town Attorney Torcivia gave a brief overview if the proposed Town Manager contract.

Commissioner Campo asked what duties and schedule would she perform during her Part Time schedule.

Town Manager Walker presented a list of current and upcoming projects she will be working on.

After Commission Comments the following items were amended in the contract:

Not more than 6 hours per week would be worked from home or remotely. 

The Commission shall provide a minimum of 3 day notice of termination to the Town Manager.

The following members of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Mona Leonard

Johnny Colson

  8:57 PM Motion: Amend the Manager Part Time Contract:

Not more than 6 hours per week will be worked from home. 

The Commission shall provide a minimum of 3 day notice of termination to the Town Manager.

Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

   9:00 PM  COMMISSIONERS OR STAFF COMMENTS

Vice Mayor Fender suggested holding a Special Meeting to view a short half hour presentation from the Ft Pierce Utilities Authority plant. He also suggested hearing herbicide information at the next workshop.

Commissioner Campo inquired about the status of the playground committee.

Town Manager Walker gave a brief update as it relates to the status of the Playground Committee.   

ADJOURN

  9:09 PM Motion: , Action: Adjourn, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.

Motion passed unanimously. APPROVED:

 

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Mayor Vinny Barile, Presiding Officer

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Cheryl, White, Town Clerk

 

Minutes approved at the meeting of: June 24, 2019

 

 

 

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