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TOWN OF HYPOLUXO

MINUTES

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Al Merion Council Chamber

Wednesday, October 17, 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 Linda Allen, Brad Doyle, Christine Nagy and Bob Leupp were present.  There was a quorum.

 

AGENDA APPROVAL – Addition/Deletions/Modifications and Adoption –

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – None.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None.

 

Quarterly Crime Statistics – Officer Bart Petrokus, Lantana Police Department

 

Officer Petrokus discussed the following:

 

There have been unlocked vehicle burglaries in the Quadrille development.  He encouraged all residents to remain vigilant and lock cars. 
One stolen vehicle and the car was recovered.
He noted primarily the crimes have been crimes of opportunity.  Residents are encouraged to lock cars and to remove all valuables from cars. 
 

ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Action/Discussion items

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on September 20, 2018.

Minutes of the Planning and Zoning Board Meeting held September 17, 2018
 

Council Member Nagy moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Special Council Meeting held September 20, 2018 and the Planning and Zoning Board meeting held September 17, 2018.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Roney.  Vote:  Unanimous. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS –

Resolution 18-474 approving an Agreement for Vote Processing Equipment Use and Election Services with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections

Attorney Rubin the resolution by Title:

“A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA; APPROVING AN AGREEMENT FOR VOTE PROCESSING EQUIPMENT USE AND ELECTIONS SERVICES WITH THE PALM BEACH COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND TOWN CLERK TO EXECUTE SAME; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

Attorney Rubin noted there is no election scheduled for this year; however, it is a best practice to go ahead and executed the contract. 

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

Vice Mayor Roney moved approval of Resolution 18-474.  Seconded by Council Member Doyle.  Vote:  Unanimous.

Resolution 18-475 approving an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Boynton Beach for Water and Wastewater Utility Services.
 

NOTE:          This item was heard after the discussion regarding police services.

Attorney Rubin read the Resolution by Title.

“A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITY SERVICES AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND DEPUTY TOWN CLERK TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE TOWN; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF THE EXISTING WATER FRANCHISE AND CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN OF MANALAPAN; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

Colin Groff, Assistant City Manager, was present.  He noted the City of Boynton Beach has executed this agreement.  In response to Council Member Doyle, he explained the current beach pass system will be revamped and the possibility of offering parking to sister communities.  With regard to the private lift stations, the City of Boynton Beach will be taking over the private lift station.  The process will be to inspect the lift station and repairs may be required and will be negotiated as part of the change of control.  All of the meters will have to be changed as part of the conversion.  It is the preference to negotiate with the Town of Manalapan to allow the City of Boynton Beach to come in and change out the meters and provide the data to the Town of Manalapan until the contract is terminated or once the contract is terminated all residents would have an estimate for two months during the change process.  The rates will be adjusted once the agreements are executed for those who are currently using Boynton Beach water. 

Mayor Brown opened the discussion to the public. 

Andre Mongrain, Waterside Village, questioned the surcharge reduction.  In response to Mayor Brown, he advised he is very satisfied with the service from Boynton Beach. 

There was a discussion with regard to the process of evaluating and the Town’s buyout of the infrastructure including the water meters and the water mains.

Mr. Groff explained the water mains can be inspected upon request.  He noted the replacement is in their 5 year capital plan and is included in the rates. 

Council Member Doyle moved approval of Resolution 18-475.  Seconded by Council Member Nagy.  Vote:  Unanimous.

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DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS –

Discussion regarding renegotiating the Town of Hypoluxo’s Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Lantana for Police Services.

NOTE:          This item was heard out of order of the Council Agenda and heard at the beginning of the meeting.

Mayor Brown noted the contract for police services September 30, 2019.  As part of the contract, the Town must notify the Town of Lantana of its intent to renegotiate a new contract for police services.

Chief Sean Scheller was present.  The Town of Lantana originally started providing police services in 2008.  He noted their officer’s dedication and long-term commitment to serving the Town.   This allows the officers the opportunity to community police the neighborhoods.  He highlighted a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement showing that 33% of the crimes are cleared versus Palm Beach County’s rate is 13%.

Mayor Brown reiterated that public comments has always been very supportive of the Town’s officers and the job that they are doing.

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

Council Member Doyle authorized Vice Mayor Roney and Mayor Brown to negotiate a police services contract agreement.  Seconded by Council Member Allen.  Vote:  Unanimous. 

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INFORMATION ITEMS & REPORTS – Budget.  No comments.

COUNCIL MEMBERS – None.

TOWN ATTORNEY – None.

TOWN CLERK – None.

MAYOR’S REPORT –  

Mayor Brown discussed the following:

The Town of Manalapan will be disinfecting the drinking water as part of the preventive maintenance from October 22 through November 16, 2018.
An article from the Coastal Star highlighting the Hammock area next to Town Hall was published.
 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None.

ADJOURNMENT- Mayor Brown adjourned the meeting at 7:51 P.M.

APPROVED THIS ___ DAY OF ___, 2018.                                                                                              

ATTEST:                                               ATTEST: 

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

APPROVED THIS _______ DAY OF ______________, 2018.                                                                                            

ATTEST:                                               ATTEST:

 

 

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