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TOWN OF HYPOLUXO

MINUTES

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Al Merion Council Chamber

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 

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

MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

ROLL CALL – Elected Officials: Mayor Michael Brown, Vice Mayor Richard Roney, Town Council Members Brad Doyle, Christine Nagy, Linda Allen and Bob Leupp were present.  There was a quorum.

AGENDA APPROVAL – Addition/Deletions/Modifications and Adoption –

The first budget hearing in September is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – None.

Chief Glenn Joseph made a presentation regarding the City of Boynton Beach Fire Contract with the Town of Hypoluxo.

 Chief Joseph highlighted essential services the Fire Department provided including a response time of approximately seven minutes.  In 2017, there were a total of 249 calls in the Town; 7 fire suppression, 12 public assistance, 194 EMS calls.  Station 1 is in the process of being refurbished and will take approximately 18 months to complete.  The staff will be housed at the main station on High Ridge Road.  Several new fire/medical apparatus will be replaced this year. 

Mayor Brown and Chief Joseph highlighted the contract including the change in the CPI index increase and that the contract is for seven years with an option for a seven year extension.

Fire Marshall Kathy Cline briefly discussed yearly fire, local business tax, and construction related inspections.  In response to Council Member Doyle, Ms. Cline explained if personal care services are offered yearly inspections are required.

In response to Mayor Brown, Chief Joseph explained all of the fire stations are designated as a safe place for children.  In addition, a new program is being developed with the help of JFK Hospital in which the fire stations will be a safe station.  This will allow emergency personnel to medically evaluate individuals who come to the station and place them in outpatient care through JFK Hospital.  He reiterated most of the deaths in Florida are not from local residents they are from individuals who are residing in sober homes. 

Quarterly Crime Report from the Lantana Police Department –

Officer Christopher Vargas was welcomed and introduced.  He is replacing Officer Joe Margolis who is on a different assignment.  He noted the following:

6 new officers were hired this past year
Last quarter burglaries decreased from 15 to 10.
Twelve arrests were made for warrants, domestic violence, traffic and burglary.
Over the past few months, there has been a significant increase in police presence including over 5,000 extra patrols in the Town of Hypoluxo.
An incident at Half Moon Bay was discussed with the surrounding community.
He highlighted different types of community policing activities.  

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None.

ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held June 20, 2018.

Minutes of the Planning and Zoning Board meeting held April 17, 2018.

Vice Mayor Roney moved approval of the minutes for the Regular Council Meetings held June 20, 2018 and the Planning and Zoning Board meeting held April 17, 2018.  Seconded by Council Member Allen.  Vote:  Unanimous.

PUBLIC HEARINGS- None.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS – 

Resolution 18-466 honoring fifty years of municipal home rule in the Florida Constitution and Committing to an educational initiative to help Floridians understand the beneficial right.

Mr. Rubin read the Resolution by title.

Resolution 18-466

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA, HONORING FIFTY YEARS OF MUNICIPAL HOME RULE IN THE FLORIDA CONSITUTION AND COMMITTING TO AN ADUCATIONAL INITIATIVE TO HELP FLORIDIANS UNDERSTAND THE BENEFICIAL RIGHT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

Town Attorney Rubin provided a brief overview of the proposed Ordinance. 

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

Council Member Doyle moved approval of Resolution 18-466.  Seconded by Council Member Nagy.  Vote:  Unanimous.

Resolution 18-467 adopting Building Permit Fees (revising Resolution No. 07-336, effective September 1, 2018)

Mr. Rubin read the Resolution by Title.

Resolution 18-467
“A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TOWN’S BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

Exhibit “A” to Resolution 18-467

Building Permit Fees

Permit Fees:
 
Permit
$100.00 plus 2.00% of estimated value

2.00%    $0.01 - $10,000.00 estimated value, plus

1.00%    $10,001 estimated value and greater

Minimum Fee   $50.00      

Permit Extension (up to 90 days)  $50.00
Failure to Obtain Permit  2 times permit fee plus penalties up to 300% of permit fee
Permit Reissuance  $50.00
Permit Transfer     $50.00
 
Plan Review Fees:
 
Residential    10% of estimated permit fee

Minimum $50.00   Commercial    10% of estimated permit fee

Minimum $100.00


Revisions:
 
Minor Revision (including, but not limited, to revisions to electrical, mechanical or plumbing and changes to structural components on set of submitted or permitted plans that do not change the model of the unit or the square footage and layout of the structure, as determined by the Building Official)
Pre-Permit   $25.00

Post-Permit $65.00 per hour billed to the nearest half-hour (Minimum $65.00)
Major Revision (changes to the model of the unit or the square footage and layout of the structure, as determined by the Building Official, on a set of submitted or permitted plans)
Pre-Permit:  $65.00 per hour billed to the nearest half-hour (Minimum $65.00)

Post-Permit:  $65.00 per hour billed to the nearest half-hour (Minimum $65.00)
 
 
Inspection Fees:
 
Reinspection
1st  Reinspection       $  50.00

2nd Reinspection          100.00

3rd  Reinspection          150.00

4th  Reinspection          250.00
Miscellaneous Inspection
$50.00
 
Replacement Documents:
 
Permit Card  $35.00
Stamped Plans  $35.00 plus printing costs
 
 
Temporary Certificate of  Occupancy
 
Residential Single-Family  $200.00
Multi-Family and Commercial  $500.00 plus $50.00 per condition
 
 
Building Board of Adjustment Appeal  $750.00
 

Mayor Brown explained the only change was the elimination of the $50 minimum fee and replacing it with the $100 fee for 2% of the permit fee.  It was found that the previous calculation was not covering building permit costs. 

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

Vice Mayor Roney moved approval of Resolution 18-467.  Seconded by Council Member Nagy.  Vote:  Unanimous.

 Resolution 18-468 approving a contract with Hy-Byrd Incorporated to provide building department and related services to the Town of Hypoluxo.

Mr. Rubin read the Resolution by title.

“A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH HY-BYRD INCORPORATED TO PROVIDE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND RELATED SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE TOWN AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND DEPUTY TOWN CLERK TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR SUCH SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

 Mayor Brown noted the major change to the contract is that the Town will retain 100% of the first $50 permit fee and HyByrd will receive 75% and the Town will receive 25% of the second $50 permit fee.

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

Council Member Nagy moved approval of Resolution 18-468.  Seconded by Council Member Leupp.  Vote:  Unanimous.

DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS – 

Discussion regarding Interlocal Agreement for Water and Wastewater Services.

Mayor Brown briefly discussed the summarized list of issues at the past meetings:

 
Boynton Beach water customers will see an immediate decrease of at least 25% on their sewer bills.


Charges are different for residential and commercial properties (clubhouse is considered a commercial property and is not based on usage).

There is a base charge for water and sewer even if there is no use.
Rates to residents will be current City of Boynton Beach rates.
There would be only one utility bill for water and sewer.
City of Boynton Beach will take over the private lift stations and maintain the entire system.
Emergencies are handled 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Customer service charges are per field visit depending on the nature of the request.
Hypoluxo residents permitted to purchase Boynton Beach parking passed at Boynton Beach resident rates.
Reclaimed water/septic deadlines of 2025 rates and infrastructure.
Infrastructure purchase from Manalapan.
 

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Proposed Millage Rate for the Town of Hypoluxo in Fiscal Year 2019.

Mayor Brown noted the preliminary rate is 3.25.  The 3.25 millage rate can be lowered; however, it cannot be increased without significant difficulties.  The rollback rate is 3.1608.  The proposed millage is a 2% reduction from the FY 18 millage rate of 3.3170.  It was noted this is an inclusive millage rate that includes all municipal services and the Town is debt free.

Mayor Brown expressed concern with regard to lowering the millage rate to 3.1608 due to a proposed homestead exemption proposal that will be voted on in November by residents. 

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

Council Member Doyle moved approval of the proposed millage rate of 3.25 for fiscal year 2019.  Seconded by Council Member Nagy.  Vote:  Unanimous.

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Discussion with regard to proposed budget for fiscal year 2019.  The first public hearing will be held 7:00 PM on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018.  The final public hearing for the budget and September Council meeting will be held 7:00 PM on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018.

Mayor Brown briefly discussed the proposed budget. 

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

Council Member Nagy moved to hold the first public hearing on September 6, 2018 and the final public hearing on September 20, 2018.  Seconded by Council Member Leupp.  Vote:  Unanimous.

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INFORMATION ITEMS & REPORTS –

Budget – Comparison of Actual Expenditures and Income to Budget and Statement on Reserves.  –

COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS – None.

TOWN ATTORNEY – None.

TOWN CLERK – None.

 MAYOR’S REPORT –   

 Mayor Brown discussed the following:

The Town’s first budget hearing is scheduled for September 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  The final budget hearing is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  This will also be the regular Council meeting.  Please note both dates are on Thursday.
The Quiet Zone went into effect on July 2.  He reminded residents that the horn may be blown at the discretion of the engineer for emergency or dangerous situations.
The wooden rail in front of Town Hall is being replaced as part of Town Hall improvements.
Text to 911 is currently working within Palm Beach County.  Provide your location and do not include any other individuals in the text. 
The Palm Beach League of Cities meeting will be held July 26, 2018.
 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None.

 

ADJOURNMENT- Mayor Brown adjourned the meeting at 8:00 P.M.

APPROVED THIS _______ DAY OF ______________, 2018.                                                                                            

 

 

ATTEST:                                               ATTEST:

 

 

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Michael C. Brown, Mayor                        Dixie Gualtieri, Deputy Town Clerk