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TOWN OF HYPOLUXO

                                            MINUTES

                     REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

                              Al Merion Council Chamber

                          Wednesday, July 19, 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.  There was a quorum.

MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

The meeting was briefly recessed at 7:05 PM for a dedication of a memorial to Former Mayor Kenneth Schultz.  The meeting reconvened at 7:10 PM.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS  - None.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC -

Richard Radcliffe, Executive Director, Palm Beach County League of Cities was welcomed and introduced.  He thanked the Town for their support of the League of Cities both on the local and State levels.

Mr. Radcliffe presented to the Town of Hypoluxo a stole that Former Mayor Schultz wore as President of the Palm Beach League of Cities.

Damion Amedieu (sic), resident from Ocean Cay, commented on the following:

 -  He expressed concern with regard to the maintenance at Garnett Park including the lack of grass, faded flags, trees need to be trimmed, sprinkler system needs maintenance, the swing set needs to be repaired and the sidewalk needs attention as it is slippery when wet.

 -  He thanked the Lantana Police Department for their efforts in protecting the community.  He suggested honoring the police officers on a yearly basis.

 - He suggested the Town consider partnering with other municipalities to improve the appearance of Hypoluxo Road from I-95 to Federal Highway.  He felt it would benefit the communities and make the area more inviting.

QUARTERLY CRIME REPORT FROM LANTANA POLICE DEPARTMENT -

Officer Luis Morales was welcomed and introduced.  He was thanked for his 13 years of service to the Town and his recent arrest of several juveniles who were breaking into cars near Las Brisas.

He discussed the crime statistics from the last 90 days.  There were a total of 269 service calls.  He reiterated the importance of residents locking their cars to prevent car break ins, including in gated communities or in front of their homes, and to not leave spare keys in the automobiles.  He estimated that out of the 15 car burglaries, 3 cars were broken into and the remaining 12 cars were left unlocked.

 CONSENT AGENDA –

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held June 21, 2017
 

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS- None.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Ordinance No. 211 Amending the Town’s Floodplain Regulations to update the date of the Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance rate maps.  First Reading.

Attorney Rubin read the Title into the record:

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 27, “FLOODPLAIN REGULATIONS,” OF THE TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES TO UPDATE THE DATE OF THE FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY AND FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY: PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.”

Mayor Brown explained Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided a letter of Final Determination establishing October 5, 2017 as the effective date for the revised Flood Insurance Study for Palm Beach County and Flood Insurance Rate Maps.  This amendment is necessary to ensure residents continue to receive flood insurance discounts through the Community Rating System (CRS).    

Council Member Roney moved approval of Ordinance No. 211 on First Reading.  Seconded by Council Member Allen.

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

Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Unanimous. 

Ordinance No. 212 Amending Section 1 “Qualifications” of Article VIII, “Elections,” of the Town Charter to amend the qualifying dates for the Office of Town Council member and Mayor at the request of Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections – First Reading.

Attorney Rubin read the Title into the record:

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 1, “QUALIFICATIONS,” OF ARTICLE VIII, “ELECTIONS, “OF THE TOWN CHARTER TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING DATES FOR THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER AND MAYOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE PALM BEACH SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 Mayor Brown explained the Town’s Code sets the filing fees and qualifying dates in accordance with the county’s unified election code.  Section 101.62 of the Florida Statutes, obligated the Supervisor of Election’s office to send out vote by mail ballots no later than 45 days before the Town’s municipal election.  The proposed changes are for January 2, 2018 for 7 business days (January 2 through January 10, 2018).  The election date will be March 13, 2018. 

Council Member Nagy moved approval of Ordinance No. 212 on First Reading.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Smith.

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

 Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Unanimous. 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS –

 

Selection of Proposed Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2018.
 

Mayor Brown noted staff is requesting approval of a millage rate of 3.317 mills which represents a 6.5% decrease from last year. 

Council Member Doyle moved approval of the proposed millage rate of 3.317 for Fiscal Year 2018.  Seconded by Council Member Roney.

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

Mayor Brown called the question.  Vote:  Unanimous. 

Draft of Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
 

Mayor Brown briefly discussed the staff memorandum.  He noted the draft budget was prepared for fiscal year 2018.  He encouraged Council Members to provide comments and suggestions for new projects so that they may be incorporated into the budget.  Changes can be made to the budget at the First Budget Meeting September 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM meeting and the Final Budget Hearing will be heard at the  Council Meeting on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Once Council agrees on a proposed millage rate, it cannot be raised, but it can be lowered.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS & REPORTS -

 

5.       Information Items & Reports

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

 

COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS –   

 

Council Member Doyle noted he attended the Florida League of Cities Administrative Committee meeting which dealt with the Sober Homes and Home Rule issues. 

 

Vice Mayor Smith expressed his frustration with the maintenance of Garnett Park. 

 

Council Member Roney noted he attended the Florida League of Cities Public Works, Utility and Water Qualify meeting which dealt with supporting long-term funding for local government water resources and water quality projects. 

 

TOWN ATTORNEY –   Town Attorney Rubin discussed the following:

 

A meeting was held with representative from the City of Boynton Beach.  He anticipates receiving the Draft Interlocal Agreement for water services in the near future.  Once this is executed, the surcharge will be removed and inter-city rates will be charged. 

 

The Town of Manalapan has been requested to provide an early termination figure to the Town of Hypoluxo which includes the infrastructure along Federal Highway and the residential lines in Hypoluxo Point and Park Lane East.  The City of Boynton Beach anticipates the cost to be less than $200,000 which will be absorbed by the City of Boynton Beach. 

 

TOWN CLERK – None.

MAYOR’S REPORT –   Mayor Brown noted the following:

 

FPL, Comcast, and ATT are in the process of transferring the electric from the wooden poles to the concrete poles and some of the lines are in the concrete. 
Condolences were expressed to the family of Herbert Dick who passed away July 14, 2017. 
The first budget hearing will be held September 12, 2017 and the final budget hearing will be held on September 19, 2017.
The Hypoluxo Scrub area ramps are in the process of being refurbished. 
The Lantana Police Department has completed installation of additional cameras in the front area of the Scrub area.  The cameras were provided by a grant in partnership with the Lantana Police Department.  The cameras are continually monitored for criminal activity by the Lantana Police Department.
On July 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM, there will be a Planning and Zoning Board meeting at Town Hall to discuss banning Medical Marijuana dispensaries in the Town of Hypoluxo.  It was noted the intent is not to prevent the use of medical marijuana, but to prohibit the dispensaries in the Town.
The clock in front of Town Hall will be delivered the week of July 24, 2017.
 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – None

 

ADJOURNMENT- Mayor Brown adjourned the meeting at 9:30 P.M.

APROVED THIS 16th DAY OF AUGUST, 2017.