5/28 Special call

MINUTES

TOWN OF LAKE PARK, FLORIDA

TOWN COMMISSION SPECIAL CALL MEETING

May 28, 2022

TOWN COMMISSION CHAMBERS

535 Park Avenue

 

The Town Commission for the Town of Lake Park met in Special Call Session on Tuesday, May 28, 2022 at 7:32 p.m.

 

PRESENT WERE:                  MAYOR CASTRO

VICE MAYOR BALIUS

COMMISSIONER GARRETSON

COMMISSIONER LONGTIN

COMMISSIONER OTTERSON

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Jason Nunemaker, Town Manager

Betty Resch, Town Attorney

Carol Simpkins, Town Clerk

 

Mayor Castro called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. and asked the Clerk to call the roll.  All members of the Commission were present.  All appropriate members of staff were present.  Commissioner Garretson gave the invocation and Mayor Castro led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Motion:           Commissioner Longtin made a motion to remove Ordinance 16-2002, the Lease Agreement for 929 Park Avenue and the EDO Grants from the agenda.  Seconded by Commissioner Garretson.

 

Vote on Commissioner Longtin’s motion:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

X

 

 

 

 

Motion Failed

 

Motion:           Vice Mayor Balius made a motion to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Commissioner Otterson.


Vote on motion to approve agenda:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

 

 

X

 

 

Motion Passed

 

The Commission gave consensus to not have Public Comment on Special Call Agenda but to only have what is relevant to the item that the Special Call is for.

 

Public Commit

The following persons addressed the Commission during Public Commit:

Rick Goodsel, 410 9th Street; James Sullivan, 348 Flagler; Iris Sullivan, 348 Flagler; James Sullivan, Flagler; Larry Jackson, 7th Street.

 

The Commission gave consensus to have the Manager look for a Webmaster for the Town Web Site.

 

ORDINANCE 16-2002

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAKE PARK, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE VIII, CHAPTER 2 (ADMINISTRATION), “SALE OF TOWN OWNED PROPERTY”; EXEMPTING THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF TOWN OWNED PROPERTY TO ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING A CODIFICATION CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion:           Commissioner Garretson made a motion to approve Ordinance 16,2002.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Balius.

 

Public Hearing opened.

No speakers

Public Hearing closed.

 

 


Vote on Ordinance 16-2002

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

 

 

X

 

 

Motion Passed

 

Discussion and selection of Town Attorney

 

Mayor Castro explained that he was very impressed by all of the applicants.

 

Commissioner Longtin stated that she felt that Miami is to far away for an attorney and a firm is need.  She does not want an attorney that would sympathize with the Manager but would feel the Commission’s pain.

 

Vice Mayor Balius thought that they were all very well qualified.

 

Commissioner Otterson stated he wished that the Town could hire all of the applicants.

 

On the first vote for Town Attorney there was a tie between The Law Offices of Glen J. Torcivia, P.A. and Thomas J. Baird, P.A.

 

On the second vote Thomas J. Baird, P.A. was chosen for Town Attorney.

 

Motion:           Commissioner Garretson made a motion to authorize the Town Manager to enter into negotiations, as soon as possible, with Thomas J. Baird, P.A.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Balius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vote on motion to authorize the Manager to negotiate with Thomas Baird.

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

X

 

 

 

 

Motion Passed

 

Lease Agreement for 929 Park Avenue

 

The Commission discussed the terms of the Agreement.

 

The applicants Katherine Karill and Robert Huffman were present to answer questions.  They stated that whatever is in the best interest of Lake Park would be in their best interest also.

 

Mayor Castro did not like the look of the shutters when closed and he would like to see a floor plan.

 

Vice Mayor Balius was concern that the applicants had not been to the Building Department yet to check the codes and he would like to see a business plan.

 

Commissioner Longtin would like to see a site plan.  She also feels that the Town should be fair to Park Avenue BBQ.

 

Commissioner Garretson expressed that the building has been an eyesore for a year and a half and that something needs to be done.

 

Public Commit:

The following persons addressed the Commission on this issue:

Emma Kai, 122 Evergreen; Edie McConville, 638 W. Kalmia Drive.

 

Motion:           Commissioner Garretson made a motion to table the lease issue until the June 5, 2022 meeting.  Seconded by Commissioner Longtin.

 

 

 

 

 


Vote on tabling issue:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

X

 

 

 

 

Motion Passed

 

EDO Grants

 

McPhearson’s Serious Barbeque

The Commission referred McPhearson’s Serious Barbeque to the Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

Dockside Seafood

Scott Geoghegan, President and Robert Parker, Vice President of Dockside Seafood were present for questions.  The Commission discussed the grant and expressed concern over giving grants to business that have a good chance of success.

 

Motion:           Commissioner Garretson made a motion to approve the matching funding in the amount of $6,250.00 (from the General Fund) through the Palm Beach County Development Regions Grant Program Round VI for Dockside Seafood.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Balius.

 

Vote on motion to approve funding for Dockside Seafood:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

X

 

 

 

 

Motion Passed

 

 


Motion:           Commissioner Otterson made a motion to have a resolution and plaque for the exiting Town Attorney Betty Resch.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Balius.

 

Vote on motion for Town Attorney Resolution:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

 

 

X

 

 

Motion Passed

 

Motion:           Vice Mayor Balius made a motion for adjournment seconded by Commissioner Otterson.

 

Vote on adjournment motion:

 

 

 

Aye

 

Nay

 

Other

 

Mayor Castro

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Balius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Garretson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Otterson

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Longtin

 

X

 

 

 

 

Motion Passed

 

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

 

 

___________________________

Paul W. Castro, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

_____________________________                                      Date Approved:                    

Carol Simpkins, CMC, Town Clerk