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TOWN OF HYPOLUXO

                                            MINUTES

                     REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

                              Al Merion Council Chamber

                          Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Mike Brown called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. 

ROLL CALL – Elected Officials: Mayor Mike Brown, Vice Mayor Bill Smith, Council Members Dick Roney, Brad Doyle, Christine Nagy and Linda Allen were present.  

AGENDA APPROVAL–Addition/Deletions/Modifications and Adoption-  None.

ANNOUNCEMENTS  -

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC - None

CONSENT AGENDA –

 Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held April 19, 2017
Planning and Zoning Board meeting held April 12, 2017
Minutes of the Workshop Council Meeting held April 19, 2017
 

Vice Mayor Smith moved approval of the Consent Agenda.  Seconded by Council Member Roney.  Vote:  Unanimous

PUBLIC HEARINGS- None.

 ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

 Ordinance 209 – Ordinance Amending the Coastal Management Element of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan – First Reading
 

Mr. Rubin read the Ordinance by Title:

 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT OF ITS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE AN UPDATE TO OBJECTIVE THREE TO INCORPORATE REVISIONS REQUIRED BY THE TOWN’S PERIODICAL EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

 James Fleischmann, Land Research Management, Inc. was present as the Town’s Planner.  He explained every seven years the Town is required to review the Comprehensive Plan which was previously approved in 2009.  The updates were to the coastal management plan including flooding and evacuations.  The updates take current programs and code requirements and places them in the Comprehensive Plan. 

Mayor Brown noted this item was heard at the Planning and Zoning Board meeting and the recommendation was made to approve unanimously.

 Council Member Roney moved approval of Ordinance 209 on first reading.  Seconded by Council Member Nagy

 Mayor Brown opened the discussion to the general public.  There being no discussion, this section of the meeting was closed.

 Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  All in favor.  Motion carried unanimously. 

  Ordinance 210 – Providing for a candidate filing fee – First Reading

Mr. Rubin read the Ordinance by Title:

“An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Hypoluxo, Florida, amending Chapter 18, “Elections” of the Town code of ordinance by adopting a new section 18-5, “candidate filing fee:” providing for codification; providing for severability; providing for conflicts; and providing for an effective date.”

Mayor Brown provided a brief overview of the staff report.  He noted this is a fee to help offset the administrative costs.

Vice Mayor Smith moved approval of Ordinance 210 on first reading.  Seconded by Council Member Allen.

Mayor Brown opened the discussion to the general public.  There being no discussion, this section of the meeting was closed.

Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Motion carried 4-1 with Council Member Doyle voting in the negative.

DISCUSSION ITEMS –

 Discussion regarding whether to seek water services from the City of Boynton Beach
 

Mayor Brown provided a brief overview of the staff report.  He introduced Michael Lowe, Manager of Technical Services, Boynton Beach.  He noted Manalapan Town Manager Linda Stumpf was unable to attend tonight’s meeting due to a prior engagement and sends her regrets. 

Council Member Nagy moved approval for Staff to notify the Town of Manalapan of its intent not to renew the agreement and negotiate an early termination agreement and to negotiate an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Boynton Beach.  Seconded by Council Member Roney. 

Mayor Brown opened the discussion to the general public. 

Steven Bosimo (sic) asked for clarification of an early termination agreement.  Mr. Rubin explained the infrastructure costs are part of the negotiation and this approval is to negotiate the terms with the Town of Manalapan.  This item will be brought back to Council. 

There being no further discussion, this portion of the public hearing was closed.

Vice Mayor Smith questioned the time frame for negotiations.

Mayor Brown noted meetings will be set up as soon as possible after this meeting. 

Council Member Doyle asked whether a consultant had made a recommendation as to both proposals. 

Mayor Brown noted there was not an independent evaluation conducted.

Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Motion carried unanimously.

Request to seek bids for improvements to Town Hall.
 

Mayor Brown provided an overview of the staff report.  He noted Town Hall was dedicated in 1996 and is in need of renovation.   Staff is requesting approval to seek bids for Town Hall renovations.

Council Member Roney moved approval for Staff to seek bids for Town Hall renovations.  Seconded by Council member Nagy.

Mayor Brown opened the discussion to the general public.

A resident expressed their belief that it is time to renovate Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, this portion of the meeting was closed.

Mr. Rubin explained the Town’s purchasing policy is that the Mayor can authorize a purchase under $5,000.  If the purchase is $5,000 - $20,000, three written quotes are required.  The purchase must be competitively bid if the purchase is over $20,000.  Staff will be working to identify the projects and will then determine the necessary process.

Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Motion carried unanimously.

5.       Information Items & Reports

 Budget – Comparison of Actual Expenditures and Income to Budget and Statement on Reserves.  No questions.

 COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS – None.

TOWN ATTORNEY –   He noted the following items will be heard at one of the upcoming meetings:

Hypoluxo Commons
Floodplain map revisions
Comprehensive Plan will be presented to the State for review and then brought back to Council.
 

TOWN CLERK – None.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT –   Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29 and closing at noon on May 26. 

 

Budget – Comparison of Actual Expenditures and Income to Budget and Statement on Reserves.  No questions.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None.

 ADJOURNMENT- Mayor Brown adjourned the meeting 7:28 at P.M.
 

APPROVED THIS 17th DAY OF MAY, 2017.