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t was a year of changes and new experiencesfor the I C i t y C o u n c i l a n d S t a f f o f W e s t M e l b o u r n e .

In January,the City Council approved the renamingof our Waste Water Facility to ''the Ray Bullard Water Reclama- tion Facility" in honor of our Public Works Director who passed away in December. The Assistant Public Works Director, Barry Bartolino, assumed the responsibilities while the City went through the career opportunities review process. Barry, an employee of thirteen years, was named Public Works Director in February, 1995.

Our Data ProcessingCoordinator, Beth Burger, transferred to our West Melbourne Police Department through the Career Opportunity Program, and Lisa Hodgins became our Revenue Collections Coordinator and eventually Data Processing Coordi- nator.

In February, our elementary school children moved to their new Mea- dowlane School on south Minton Road. A series of Public Hearings on a proposed rezoning and subdivision plat on 173 acres of land adjoining the school property were heard and approved in May and June. Westbrooke, consisting of single family parcels, became a reality with final plat approval in December.

Through the winter months, staff worked on the project which connects all our administrative computersto the main AS400 System. It was a learning experience but will allow us to better provide assistanceto our citizens when providing information.

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b.b,,. ,. V,,,Lb .,I,.,U -.L,m. -b,,..,b ,t u b Garceau, in April. Denise assists the City Clerk as well as other departments with her typing and clerical skills. U q

Patrice Carlson, Executive Secretary, was appointed Administrative Assistant, and serves as Deputy City Clerk.

Council Member Helen Ludwig retired in May to move to Jacksonville. Mr. Bill Lutovsky was appointed to fill her unexpired term in Council Seat #5.

In May, our ReceptionistrrelephoneOperator, Connie Heinz, retired and we filled in until our automatedtelephone system was purchased and put in place. In the same issue of the Sun (May/June),we published Hurricane evacuation information. Sure enough, August 1, 1995, brought Hurri- cane Erin! Some of the informa- tion that had been provided to us did not work exactly as stated. We are working with emergency management to ensure future information given to our residents is carried out. Brevard County has negotiated with the private agency involved in the evacuation/shelter situation to ensure that safe- guards are in place in the future, but reminds that the shelter should be considered a last resort, and that other alternates are explored by our citizens to have a personal plan of where to go.

The City Council, Staff and City Attorney met with the Town Commissionand Town Attorney at an open meeting in Melbourne Village pertainingto the closure of Sheridan

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