BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
October 22, 2013
The following is a non-verbatim transcript of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, held at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman Robert Dallari (District 1)
Vice Chairman John Horan (District 2)
Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
Commissioner Brenda Carey (District 5)
County Manager Jim Hartmann
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Eva Roach
Pastor Matt Wallis, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lake Mary, gave the Invocation.
Commissioner Carey led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Business Spotlight video for Insurance Office of America (IOA) was presented.
Chairman Dallari recessed the BCC meeting at 9:37 a.m. and convened as the U.S. Highway 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency.
U.S. HWY 17-92 CRA
Tom Tomerlin, Economic Development Director, addressed the Board to present request to approve a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Mini-Grant Agreement between Nikesh Shah d/b/a Best Western Plus Sanford Airport, Lake Mary, Florida, and the U.S. 17-92 CRA, for new signage at the property located at 3401 South Orlando Drive. He stated the total cost for the sign project is $10,250 and the maximum dollar-for-dollar match is $5,000. This project involved interior improvements to the facility as well as the parking lot. He added staff recommends approval of the Mini-grant Agreement as well as the associated Budget Amendment Request #14-009.
No one spoke in support or in opposition.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Carey to approve a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Mini-Grant Agreement, as shown on page ________, between Nikesh Shah d/b/a Best Western Plus Sanford Airport, Lake Mary, Florida, and the U.S. 17-92 CRA, for new signage at the property located at 3401 South Orlando Drive; and approval of appropriate Resolution #2013-R-242, as shown on page _________, implementing Budget Amendment Request #14-009 in the amount of $5,000.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Mr. Tomerlin advised that staff is requesting that the U.S. 17-92 CRA Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 be pulled from the agenda. He stated staff would like to make the budget more explicit by showing carryforward amounts as well as including an attachment to the budget summary that provides some project descriptions associated with the line items. The Board had no objections.
Chairman Dallari adjourned the U.S. 17-92 CRA meeting at 9:40 a.m., and reconvened the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Jim Hartmann, County Manager, informed the Board of add-on Item #3A, Mileage Reimbursement for Commissioner Constantine. He added that the Seminole County Port Authority will be making a presentation at the 1:30 p.m. meeting.
Commissioner Constantine requested that Item #3, request to approve the Seminole County Gun and Archery Association fees, be pulled for a separate vote.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to authorize and approve the following:
County Manager’s Office
3A. Approve mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Lee Constantine for travel to miscellaneous Metro Orlando EDC meetings and events from January, 2013 through September, 2013.
Community Development Division
4. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Seminole County Coalition for School Readiness, Inc. Subrecipient Agreement, as shown on page _________, to provide child care assistance to income-eligible households of Seminole County for Program Year 2013-2014.
5. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Subrecipient Agreement, as shown on page ________, for Program Year 2013-2015 to provide reimbursement for operating costs.
6. Approve and authorize the Community Services staff to submit to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation the technical revisions to the 2010/2013 and 2013/2016 Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) that will update the 2010/2013 LHAP to mirror the 2013/2016 LHAP and to increase the maximum award amount for Homeowner Rehabilitation and allow moderate income households to receive Homeowner Rehabilitation.
Planning & Development Division
7. Approve the final plat for Chehal Estates containing 2 lots on approximately 0.9 acres zoned R-1AAA (Single-Family Dwelling) for property located on the north side of McNeil Road, approximately one-quarter mile east of Eden Park Road, more particularly known as 1324 McNeil Road and 401 Teague Middle School Drive, Tirlochan Chehal and David Ambrose.
8. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2013-R-243, as shown on page _________, vacating and abandoning a 15-foot by 140-foot portion of a 50-foot Drainage Easement, Lot 40, Estates at Wekiva Park, as recorded in the Public Records of Seminole County, Florida, in Plat Book 63, Pages 6 through 12, more particularly known as 8600 Bear Haven Court, David & Vicki Plumb.
9. Authorize the Chairman to execute the Release of Lien, as shown on page ________, for Case No. 93-49-CEB, on Section 36, Township 21S, Range 31E, Lot 52, Granada South, Plat Book 15, Page 100, King Osborne.
10. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Memorandum of Agreement, as shown on page ________, between the State of Florida Department of Transportation, the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Treasury, and Seminole County to establish an interest-bearing escrow account to provide funds for the acquisition of right-of-way for the State Road 426/County Road 419 Project. (FM #415030-2-43-01)
11. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the First Renewal and First Amendment, as shown on page ________, to the Oak Groves Shoppes Lease Agreement entered into on October 28, 2010, between MSKP Oak Grove, LLC and Seminole County.
12. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Renewal and Seventh Amendment, as shown on page ________, to the 25th Street (SR 46A) MVI Station Lease with Ahoy Marine, Inc. for an annual revenue amount of $29,256.02.
13. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Notice of Award, as shown on page ________, in acceptance of the terms and conditions for the Adult Drug Treatment Court Expansion and Enhancement Grant in the amount of $324,403 for FY 2013-14 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and to execute appropriate Resolution #2013-R-244, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-004 through the Adult Drug Court Grant Fund in the amount of $324,403 to recognize grant funding and establish budget.
14. Approve and authorize the County Manager to execute the following Service Provider Agreements, as shown on page ________: Colonial Counseling Associates; Florida Safety Council; Glacier Consulting; Harvest Time International; Hope and Help Center; Human Services Associates; New Life Connections; and Seminole Community Mental Health Center, for the Adult Drug Treatment Court Expansion and Enhancement Grant awarded to Seminole County by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
15. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Grant Agreement, as shown on page ________, with the Florida Department of Financial Services in acceptance of $15,224 through the Division of Emergency Management, Homeland Security Grant Program to assist with the upgrade or replacement of equipment for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Forces and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Teams; and to execute appropriate Resolution #2013-R-245, as shown on page _________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-006 through the Public Safety Grant Fund in the amount of $15,224 to recognize grant funding and establish budget.
Budget and Fiscal Management Division
16. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2013-R-246, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #13-127 through the General Fund to transfer $17,040 in unspent funds from the Centennial Project to establish and fund the United Arts/Centennial Project, providing required match funding for the Arts and Cultural Education Services Agreement with United Arts of Central Florida, and to allow the remaining $5,806 to lapse to Reserves.
17. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2013-R-247, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #13-128 recognizing $68,660 in program revenue for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Grant, and to appropriate those funds in order to further the goals of the program.
Purchasing & Contracts Division
18. Award CC-8757-13/AMM, as shown on page ________, Contractor Services Agreement for CDBG Program Reconstruction at 2401 Jitway Ave., Sanford, Florida, in the amount of $111,685 to Black Street Enterprises, LLC of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.
19. Award CC-8902-13/AMM, as shown on page ________, Contractor Services Agreement for HOME Program Residential Reconstruction at 2171 Church St., Sanford, Florida, in the amount of $109,520 to All-In Construction Services, LLC of Longwood, Florida; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.
20. Award four Master Services Agreements (MSAs) for RFP-8721-13/DRR, as shown on page ________, General Consulting Services for Planning to CPH, Inc., Sanford, Florida; GMB Engineers & Planners, Inc., Orlando, Florida; Renaissance Planning Group, Inc., Orlando, Florida; and VHB MillerSellen, Orlando, Florida; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the MSAs. (Estimated Annual Usage of $250,000).
21. Award IFB-601802-13/TLR Term Contract, as shown on page ________, for Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Testing, Certification and Repair Services to Carpenter Fire Protection, Inc., Geneva, Florida; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.
22. Approve ranking list; authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with F.S. 287.055, the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute one (1) Master Services Agreement (MSA) for PS-8827-13/DRR - New Oxford Road Improvements (Estimated Term Usage of $900,000).
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Request to approve the fees of $35.00 per person, per hour for the use of the ranges and facilities at the Seminole County Gun & Archery Association facility as requested by the Association, was presented.
At the request of Commissioner Constantine, Joe Forte, Deputy County Manager, addressed the Board to explain that the Seminole County Gun & Archery Association is required to bring forward any fees that they are going to charge to the public. Per their recent discussions with the President of the Association, they were able to work out with them that the Association will provide, by scheduled appointments, time available to the public, and add a fee to use the specialty range at the Archery Club. The Association is asking approval for a $35.00 fee per hour per person, two hour minimum, for the use of the range. The purpose of that is for them to be able to provide a gun safety range officer onsite to oversee the activities.
George Griffin, President of the Seminole County Gun and Archery Association, addressed the Board to explain what the current per-hour rate is at a shooting range, the impact of having range safety officers and their annual maintenance expenses. He informed Commissioner Constantine that he feels this is their opportunity to allow the residents to use the facility at a reasonable rate.
Commissioner Horan clarified some of the misinformation that has been produced throughout the media concerning the preservation of certain natural lands owned by the County and facilitated through a long-term lease with the County. He noted it is important that the public know that the Association has made expensive improvements to the land that is owned by the taxpayers. There is a public purpose in preserving the land and making sure that the public has access to the range for a reasonable cost. He advised that the range is not open at regular times and it is not open every day. The lease agreement does not require the range to be open for any particular period, but requires the Association to adhere to certain safety procedures. The lease also requires that access to the range cannot be denied based upon race, religion, national origin, or political beliefs. Mr. Griffin stated the public interest indicated in the lease is something that the Association does follow.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan, Mr. Griffin advised the Association has had 27 to 30 calls with requests to use the range after the newspaper article came out. He stated the Association has been informing everyone that they have to obtain approval for the fees from the BCC before anyone can use the range. Mr. Griffin informed Commissioner Horan that there has never been an issue with safety at the range.
Mr. Griffin stated the Gun and Archery Association offers the public to shoot during their matches for free every Saturday and the 4-H are allowed to hold their Cameo and Critters Program for free as well.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to approve the fees of $35.00 per person, per hour, for the use of the ranges and facilities at the Seminole County & Archery Association facility.
Under discussion, Commissioner Constantine congratulated the Association for working out a situation that would be reasonable for the citizens to be able to use the public land as well as the Association continuing to provide services to their members.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Dallari stated the Board approved the ranking list for Item #22, MSA for PS-8827-13, New Oxford Road Improvements under the Consent Agenda, and he wants to make sure that there will be interaction between this agreement and the Oxford Road Land Use study. He stated the study is not finalized yet but will come to the Board at the end of this year.
Brett Blackadar, County Engineer, addressed the Board to state that the design is in the scope of services and they will coordinate with that.
Chairman Dallari stated the study is coming back and he wants to make sure that this is dovetailed with that study.
Mr. Blackadar stated staff has coordinated it so that the agreement is submitted for approval now; staff will then negotiate the rates and the design will start immediately following the planning study.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley to authorize and approve the following:
23. Expenditure Approval Lists, as shown on page ________, dated September 23 and 27, 2013; and Payroll Approval List, as shown on page ________, dated September 26, 2013; approval of the BCC Official Minutes dated September 10, 11, and 24, 2013; and noting, for information only, the following Clerk's "Received and Filed":
1. Community Services Agency Agreements, as shown on page ________, for the following: Boys & Girls Club; Boystown; Catholic Charities; Christian Sharing Center; Early Learning Coalition; Foundation of Seminole County Public Schools; Heart of Florida United Way; Intervention Services/IMPOWER; Kids House of Seminole; Jewish Family Services; Lighthouse Central Florida; Meals on Wheels; Rescue Outreach Mission; SWOP; Safehouse Shelter; Safehouse YANA Project; Seniors First; and Special Olympics; as approved by the BCC on July 23, 2013.
2. Memorandum from County Attorney’s Office unsealing the March 8, 2011 and May 10, 2011 Transcripts of Litigation Strategy Sessions regarding Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. vs. Seminole County, Case No. 6:11-cv-155-Orl-28GKL.
3. Recorded copy of Mortgage Deed and Deferred Payment Promissory Note, as shown on page ________, from The Kathleen Anderson Comprehensive Work Center, Inc. d/b/a Seminole Work Opportunity Program (SWOP).
4. Performance Bond #3215631, as shown on page ________, for the project known as Peninsula at Island Lake, in the amount of $122,705.
5. Recorded copy of Sidewalk Easement, as shown on page ________, between Florida Becknell Investors 2011, LLC and Seminole County.
6. Modifications to Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Subgrant Agreements, as shown on page ________, between Division of Emergency Management and Seminole County regarding FEMA Project #1785-57-R, #1785-58-R, #1785-59-R, #1785-77-R, #1785-78-R (Wind Retrofit Project for Fire Stations).
7. Second Amendments, as shown on page ________, to CC-3321-08 with Affordable Development, a division of Driveways, Inc.; Central Florida Environmental Corporation; and American Persian Engineers and Constructors, Inc.
8. Work Order #1, as shown on page ________, to PS-8148-12.
9. Corrective Mortgage Deed and Corrective Restrictive Use Covenant, as shown on page ________, American Living, Inc., for 3023 Moss Valley Place, as approved by the BCC on April 9, 2013.
10. Work Order #51, as shown on page ________, to PS-3914-08.
11. First Amendment, as shown on page ________, to PS-3914-08.
12. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page ________, for Water and Sewer Services with Susi, LLC for the project known as Iradimed Facilities.
13. Bill of Sale, as shown on page ________, Florida Becknell Investors 2011, LLC, Parcel I.D. #16-19-30-5AC-0000-067B.
14. Change Order #5, as shown on page ________, to CC-7968-12.
15. Amendment #2, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #96 to PS-5120-02.
16. Amendment #2, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #103 to PS-5120-02.
17. Work Order #2, as shown on page ________, to PS-8286-13.
18. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page ________, for Water and Sewer Service with Kerry D. Luellen, LLC for the project known as Luellen Office Building.
19. Work Order #8, as shown on page ________, to PS-0219-05.
20. Work Order #3, as shown on page ________, to PS-8186-13.
21. Second Amendment, as shown on page ________, to SS-601200-11.
22. First Amendment, as shown on page ________, to CC-7968-12.
23. Amendment #4, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #44 to PS-4388-09.
24. Amendment #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #52 to PS-4388-09.
25. Change Order #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #20 to CC-3321-08.
26. Amendment #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #29 to PS-2564-07.
27. Water and Sewer Improvements Cash Maintenance Bond and Maintenance and Escrow Agreement, as shown on page ________, Florida Becknell Investors 2011, LLC, for Becknell Industrial Facility in the amount of $2,126.
28. Amendment #2, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #6 to RFP-CS01-12.
29. Amendment #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #103 to PS-5120-02.
30. Legal Services Agreement for Counsel, as shown on page ________, to the Seminole County Value Adjustment Board with J. Marc Jones, P.A.
31. BOA Approval Development Order #13-320000013, as shown on page ________, James and Beverly Pickren, 1095 Oak Way, Special Exception.
32. CC-8656-13, as shown on page ________, Contractor Services Agreement for CDBG Program Residential Rehabilitation at 1704 Hawkins Avenue with Black Street Enterprises, LLC.
33. CC-8651-13, as shown on page ________, Contractor Services Agreement for HOME Program Residential Rehabilitation at 308 South Sunland Drive with Black Street Enterprises, LLC.
34. Developer’s Commitment Agreement, as shown on page ________, Lake Markham Landings PD.
35. BOA Approval Development Orders, as shown on page ________, for the following: #13-30000060, George R. and Emily Turner Variance; #13-30000063, Audrey J. Mason and Ann J. Hasty Variance; #13-30000064, Costa Edson Variance; #13-30000065, Randy L. Cross Variance; #13-30000066, Deanne Rothman and Mark Abrams Variance; and #13-30000067, Tanya and Zachery Miller Variance.
36. Work Order #45, as shown on page ________, to RFP-8312-12.
37. Work Order #12, as shown on page ________, to PS-4736-09.
38. Closeout, as shown on page ________, to CC-7908-12.
39. Parks Contract for Services, as shown on page ________, for Rebecca L. Ford.
40. Work Order #5, as shown on page ________, to PS-6658-11.
41. Amendment #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #4 to PS-6658-11.
42. Amendment #5, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #16 to PS-5182-05.
43. Amendment #2, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #30 to PS-5182-05.
44. Work Order #6, as shown on page ________, to PS-6865-11.
45. Work Orders #7 and #8, as shown on page ________, to RFP-5847-10.
46. St. Johns River Water Management District Change Order, as shown on page ________, to Contract/Purchase Order #27296, Toilet Rebate Program (S006328).
47. Work Order #1, as shown on page ________, to PS-8146-12.
48. Amendment #1, as shown on page ________, to Work Order #8 to PS-3914-08.
49. Conditional Utility Agreement, as shown on page ________, for Sewer Service and Potable and Reclaimed Water Service, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., for the project known as L&L Acres.
50. Bill of Sale, as shown on page ________, Taylor Morrison of Florida, for acceptance of potable and reclaimed water and sewer systems within the project known as Pearl Lake Estates.
51. Bill of Sale, as shown on page ________, for acceptance of the off-site sewer system for the project known as Central Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
52. Bill of Sale, as shown on page ________, for acceptance of the water system for the project known as Gabriella Lane Water Main Extension.
53. Order approving discontinuance of mechanism for governmental recovery of undergrounding fees from the Florida Public Service Commission, Docket #130196-EI, Order #PSC-13-0422-TRF-EI.
54. Satisfaction of Lien, as shown on page ________, regarding Code Enforcement Case #12-84-CEB, Brian K. Linn and Joy M. Linn, as approved by the BCC on July 23, 2013.
55. Release of Lien, as shown on page ________, regarding Code Enforcement Case #08-149-CEB, Doug N. Poppitz, as approved by the BCC on July 23, 2013.
56. Amendment #2, as shown on page ________, to PS-3914-08.
57. Final Adopted Budget, as shown on page ________, for Seminole County for Fiscal Year 2013/14 received from Resource Management.
58. Capital Improvement Program for Seminole County for Fiscal Years 2013/14 to 2017/18 received from Resource Management.
59. Bids as follows: IFB-601802-13; CC-8757-13; CC-8799-13; RFP-601794-13; RFQ-601829-13; BID-601823-13; and CC-8825-13.
COUNTY MANAGER AND STAFF BRIEFINGS
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to accept the Informational Budget Transfer Status Report for FY 2012/13.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Dallari recessed the meeting at 9:55 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with Chief Deputy Clerk Bruce McMenemy being in attendance; and, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Eva Roach, who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Terri Porter, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize the filing of the proof of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearing into the Official Record.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Andrew Van Gaale, Seminole County Port Authority (SCOPA), addressed the Board to present the BCC with a check of SCOPA’s surplus funds in the amount of $450,000. He advised that another $100,000 has been budgeted for next year. The total YTD from the Port Authority is $6,580,000. In addition, they just had their yearly audit which will be available to the BCC soon. He mentioned that Commissioner Carey has been a great help on their Board re-establishing some policies and things are running well.
Mr. Van Gaale then presented the check to Commissioner Carey, and Chairman Dallari asked him to tell the Port Authority Board that they are appreciated for all their hard work.
I-4 COMMERCIAL SITE SMALL SCALE
LAND USE AMENDMENT/Steven Young
Proof of publication, as shown on page _______, calling for a public hearing to consider adoption of the Ordinance amending the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan to enact a Small Scale Future Land Use Amendment from HIP-TI (Higher Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry) to PD (Planned Development); and consider adoption of the associated Ordinance to rezone the subject property from A-1 (Agriculture) to PD (Planned Development); and approve the associated PD Development Order and Master Development Plan for 5.0 acres, located on the east side of I-4, approximately 375 feet south of School Street, Steven Young, received and filed.
Brian Walker, Planning & Development Division, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. He displayed and reviewed an aerial photo of the site and reviewed the applicant’s request.
He advised the Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval, and staff recommends adoption of the Ordinances and approval of the PD Development Order and Master Development Plan.
Brian Davis, President of Libra Design Group, representing Steven Young, applicant, addressed the Board to state they appreciate staff’s cooperation and work in bringing this application to the Board. They look forward to the project being developed and adding jobs and tax base to the county.
No one spoke in support or in opposition.
Commissioner Carey advised she had ex parte communication with Steven Young, the property owner, and provided a copy to the Clerk (received and filed).
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to adopt Ordinance #2013-28, as shown on page _______, amending the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan to enact a Small Scale Future Land Use Amendment from HIP-TI (Higher Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry) to PD (Planned Development); and adopt the associated Ordinance #2013-29, as shown on page _______, enacting a rezone of the subject property from A-1 (Agriculture) to PD (Planned Development); and approve the associated PD Development Order, as shown on page _______, and Master Development Plan for 5.0 acres, located on the east side of I-4, approximately 375 feet south of School Street, as described in the proof of publication, Steven Young.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Dallari advised that he asked staff to give a briefing on the Springs Protection Bill.
Andy Neff, Environmental Services Director, addressed the Board to review the bill and staff’s recommendations regarding Senator David Simmons’ Springs Protection Bill entitled the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act which creates Part 4 of Chapter 369 of the Florida Statutes. It also affects Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes where basin management plans are included as part of the BMAP process.
Mr. Neff stated the bill talks about establishing protection zones for 21 Florida springs. The protection includes water quality, water quantity and bio-diversity. In terms of how the bill is crafted and how it will move forward in its current version, it requires the Water Management Districts to identify springsheds by July 1, 2015. It also requires them to develop baseline action plans to restore to a baseline flow in terms of water quantity, which is defined as pre-1980, by July 1, 2016. In regard to quality, it requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to identify impaired water bodies by July 1, 2015 and develop modified basin action plans by July 1, 2017. It requires a 3-milligram-per-liter nutrient standard for nitrogen by wastewater plants by July 1, 2019 and it requires connection of all properties on septic tanks to central systems at no cost to the homeowner by July 1, 2016 for smaller lots less than one acre, and by July 1, 2019 for larger lots. It also requires the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to approach the bio-diversity issue and develop a plan for endangered and threatened species by July 1, 2016. He said it is a fairly complex and very aggressive bill moving forward on a number of fronts to protect springs.
Mr. Neff said that in light of really trying to be constructive and strategic in their response to the Senator’s request, staff put together a series of comments (copy received and filed). He explained that staff centered in on four main points of feedback and reviewed the first bullet point, “Utilize the existing site-specific minimum flow and level (MFL) program to protect Florida springs.” Commissioner Horan questioned whether the bill referenced the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI). Mr. Neff replied that it does not. He further questioned whether Sections 373.042 and 373.042(1) of the Florida Statutes were mentioned in the bill. Mr. Neff said that some content in this bill intersects with provisions already contained in Section 373, and staff’s perspective is that it should be looked into as to where the overlaps exist and the current work already being done to integrate that into a refinement of how to approach the protection issue of the springs.
Mr. Neff then reviewed the second bullet point, “Promote implementation of basin management action plans (BMAPs) tailored to the specific needs of each springshed.” Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan regarding science-based MFLs in staff’s recommendations, Mr. Neff stated the issue is they need to take a look that is much broader than this because there are other priorities in the state and other initiatives underway, and it should be based in some sort of scientific research that says this is good for this area and something else may be good for another area. Upon further inquiry, Mr. Neff stated that their concern is the bill will divert resources from current initiatives under this process.
Commissioner Carey stated they are under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) numeric nitrate water quality guidelines that have already been established, and DEP has done a lot of work on this already. She said she agrees that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is probably not the way to go about this because an issue in Silver Springs, for example, may be totally different than an issue in Wekiva River. She stated she is disappointed that the bill does not talk about the CFWI or the Water Management Districts much, or even the DEP, and all the work that has already been done. There are studies ongoing about septic tanks, the fertilizer groups are working and there has been some legislation already passed on fertilizers. She voiced further concerns in connection with where they will need to focus money, i.e. BMAP under EPA or federal mandates that may have federal implications or penalties; the bill stating there will be no cost to the homeowner, but homeowners will still have to pay to be on the system; and the bond covenants. She suggested a cover letter from the Chairman highlighting the bullet points with their concerns. She said she hopes that their representatives on the legislature, Nicolle Guillet and Olga Sanchez de Fuentes, are involved in these discussions because they are going to be the people on the ground talking to the legislators.
Chairman Dallari stated that just the financial aspect alone is daunting. He added they will need to get some analysis to see, if this goes forward, what would happen with their bond rating and covenants. He said this would be devastating not just to this county, but to the surrounding counties, and said he believes it would shut down the county.
Chairman Dallari stated they need to take a multi-front approach to this including the Environmental Services team, Ed de la Parte (outside council on water issues), and their legislative representatives, and they need to be involved with Bobby Brantley, their Lobbyist in Tallahassee. He directed that as this moves forward, he would like monthly updates. He asked Nicole Guillet and her team to contact Bobby Brantley to understand exactly where this is going and where they should concentrate efforts in Tallahassee to protect Central Florida. Commissioner Carey added that this will have statewide implications and she knows this will be on the radar screen for FAC legislative priorities as well.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Constantine, Andy Neff advised that some years ago there was a study done for the Wekiva rural area that looked at the area around the springs and that number was about $50 million, but that was several years ago.
Commissioner Constantine stated that Senator Simmons has all good intent and he respects that the Senator is trying to tackle a very big problem, but there are a lot of things in this that would be very difficult for the legislature to take on. As far as a response tomorrow, in talking to Senator Simmons, he is looking for a lot of people to give him a lot of input, and Commissioner Constantine stated they will have plenty of time to respond throughout the process. He said he agrees that there is going to be a great deal of cost to the individual, a lot more than just the hookup. Also, the bill stated they would be reimbursed for the hookups, but who knows what’s going to happen because the cleanup projects they have now are 10 to 12 years behind as far as being reimbursed for them.
Commissioner Henley agreed with the Commissioners’ comments and said he doesn’t think it is wise to enter into something with this many potential unintended consequences. The Senator needs to be commended for the undertaking but he said they need to identify, for the Senator’s benefit, the potential unintended consequences. He said he thinks Senator Simmons needs to have an understanding of what is already underway in Central Florida in trying to deal with these issues.
Commissioner Carey stated this will also affect a lot of the cities who also have land in the springshed. She stated there are several important water bodies in Seminole County that this language would apply to, and for the cities that provide utilities, it will have a huge implication on them because there are many areas that have not been “sewered.”
Commissioner Carey suggested they all have a one-page sheet of talking points, and their legislative reps, Nicole Guillet and Olga Sanchez de Fuentes, need to be 100% up on what the discussions are with the rest of staff. She said she would like to see them ask John Stokes, Financial Advisor, for a formal analysis on what this would do to their bond covenants.
Commissioner Horan stated he agrees they should send a letter to meet the deadline indicating there will be more information to come. This bill will be going through a number of different committees; it will be scored and it will be assessed in terms of economic impact. The bottom line is they are looking for a way to address the problem of clean water. There is a process in place, they finally got the water management boards to agree on the same metrics and the same standards, and the CFWI is 60% to 80% completed. He said he hopes the legislature builds on that body of work and doesn’t just give what is essentially an unfunded mandate to solve the problem, but actually has the political courage to say this is a problem throughout the State of Florida, this is how much it will cost to solve the problem, and then create a funding mechanism for it. Whether people pay for their own septic tanks or through ad valorem taxes or documentary stamp taxes, they should tell people that this is the problem and this is the cost.
Commissioner Constantine concurred with the Commissioners’ comments and stated there are a lot of mechanisms already in Statute 373 that would provide for a number of things that can be used to clean up water bodies if they were just implemented. He added that doc stamps are still supposed to be spent for affordable housing, lands conservation and a number of other issues. He cautioned that the CFWI is only for water quantity and very little for water quality. He advised that staff has been engaged in this with the FAC. In regard to the Fertilizer Committee that he chairs, they are expanding it to the springs initiative so they too can respond and put it into the FAC’s legislative statement because clearly, as Commissioner Carey indicated, this is going to be a very important issue for local government in the next legislative session. He congratulated and thanked staff for their work.
Discussion ensued regarding different efforts of cleanup including Silver Springs and the Everglades, the fact that the rain in all areas of Florida has reduced dramatically, consumptive-use permits that have increased, and the Kirkpatrick Dam. Commissioner Constantine stated that all the springs, especially the first and second magnitude, are essential to the watershed, the environment, and to life itself in Florida.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Neff advised that the response letter will include commentary from a holistic standpoint with the proviso that they will be engaged further on in the development of this legislation on specific issues, and they will get in contact with bond counsel and discuss the issues relative to the bond covenants. Chairman Dallari added he would like monthly updates the first meeting of each month from Mr. Neff and his team, and Ms. Guillet and her team. He reiterated that Ms. Guillet should contact Bobby Brantley in Tallahassee. Mr. Hartmann added that they have a team meeting on this today and they will get the letter drafted for the Chairman’s signature.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter dated September 26, 2013, from Marva Johnson, Bright House Networks, to Chairman Dallari regarding programming changes to Bright House Networks customers. (C: SGTV, County Manager, Michael Champagne, Bright House Networks)
2. Letter with attachment dated September 30. 2013, from Valerie Huegel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, to Chairman Dallari RE: Site Rehabilitation Completion Order for Texaco Food Mart #1355-08 24-025-0048. (C: BCC, County Manager, Engineering, Development Services)
3. Letter dated October 1, 2013, from Michael Champagne, Bright House Networks, to Chairman Dallari and Commissioners regarding Drew Gillian, New Government Affairs Sr. Manager for Bright House Networks. (C: SGTV, County Manager, Drew Gillian, Bright House Networks)
4. Letter dated October 3, 2013, from Victor Johnson, Florida Department of Health, to Chairman Dallari regarding Award of State Emergency Medical Services. (C: BCC, County Manager, Public Safety, Resource Management)
5. Letter with attachment dated October 4, 2013, from Ray Valdes, Seminole County Tax Collector, to Chairman Dallari regarding Summary of Final 2013-14 Budget for the Office of the Seminole County Tax Collector, as approved by the Florida Department of Revenue. (C: BCC, County Manager, Resource Management)
6. Copy of letter with attachment dated October 8, 2013, from Hugh Harling, Jr., East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC), to Jim Hartmann, Seminole County Manager, regarding ECFRPC 2013/14 Annual Assessment (Dues). (C: BCC, Development Services)
7. Copy of letter dated October 8, 2013, from Chairman Dallari to Mark Reyes, 40 Sheoa Boulevard, Winter Springs, regarding appointment to Law Library/Fred R. Wilson Memorial Board of Trustees to complete unexpired term ending January 1, 2015. (C: BCC, County Manager, Terri Fish, Law Library)
8. Copy of letter dated October 9, 2013, from Vice Chairman Horan to Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Office of Head Start, regarding letter of support of Seminole County Public Schools’ application to the 2013 Early Head Start and Head Start funding competition. (C: BCC, County Manager, Boyd Karns, Seminole County Public Schools)
9. Orange County Housing Finance Authority 2012 Annual Report received October 10, 2013.
10. Notice of Public Hearing received October 10, 2013, from City of Lake Mary regarding the Final Subdivision Plan for the Waterside Development located on the south side of Lake Mary Boulevard at its intersection with Stillwood Lane. (C: BCC, County Manager, Development Services)
11. Letter with attachment dated October 10, 2013, from Richard Morrison, Florida Hospital, regarding Health Issues Brief, October 2013. (C: BCC, County Manager, Human Resources)
12. Copy of letter dated October 10, 2013, from Vice Chairman Horan to Dr. Mark Chironna, Church of the Living Edge, regarding appreciation for plaque recognizing Seminole County’s service and contribution to the citizens. (C: BCC, County Manager)
13. Copy of letter dated October 14, 2013, from Vice Chairman Horan to Judge John Harris, 18th Judicial Circuit Court, regarding the request to appoint a substitute member to the Seminole County Canvassing Board for the 2014 elections. (C: BCC, County Manager, Supervisor of Elections, County Attorney)
14. Copy of Memorandum dated October 14, 2013, from Lisa Spriggs, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, to Board of County Commissioners and County Manager regarding Sheriff’s Office 2012/13 Budget Closeout.
15. Letter with attachment dated October 17, 2013, from Luis Rodriguez, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to Chairman Dallari regarding FEMA determination of property located at 3125 Scrub Oak Trail, Case #13-04-7775A. (C: County Manager, Public Safety, Development Services)
DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
Commissioner Constantine reminded the Board that the Wekiva Commission, which will also be discussing the “springs bill,” will have a meeting on October 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Regional Planning Council offices.
Commissioner Constantine advised that many of them will be attending the Servants of the People event at the Marriott on October 30. He added there is a Greek Festival in the Altamonte Springs area on November 1. In addition, an All Souls Catholic Church event is on November 1 and the Nativity Catholic Church festival is this weekend. Commissioner Constantine advised that CALNO will be meeting on November 6 at Seminole State College, and the Legislative Delegation will be meeting here on November 13th. He stated the Central Florida Zoo’s Board of Directors’ meeting was held on October 17.
Commissioner Constantine announced that Leadership Seminole has a “Lessons on Leadership” session upcoming in January with Dr. John C. Hitt, University of Central Florida, and Dr. Ann McGee, Seminole State College, who will speak about education in the State of Florida.
Commissioner Constantine advised that the Orlando Sanford Airport Authority had a meeting on October 15 concerning some of the properties that are in negotiations; the meeting was for board members only and he was not in attendance.
Commissioner Constantine stated there is an FAC Legislative Conference from November 13 through 15, and he is looking for authorization to attend.
Commissioner Carey advised it will be a day trip for her as she plans to attend the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday morning.
Discussion ensued regarding commissioners’ travel and whether this meeting required an overnight stay.
Commissioner Horan advised he will be seeking authorization to attend the FAC Legislative Conference and will be staying overnight.
Discussion ensued regarding the FAC Ethics Training Conference on November 15. Commissioner Carey stated that it can be done for $35 online. Commissioner Horan explained he will stay for the FAC closing session of the conference on November 15 and then attend the Ethics Conference, paying for this out of his office account. Commissioner Henley clarified for the public that the office accounts mentioned are not paid for by the taxpayers but are excess campaign funds.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to approve expenses incurred for travel and lodging in connection with attendance at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Legislative Conference.
Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 voted AYE.
Commissioner Carey voted NAY.
Commissioner Henley advised that he attended the MetroPlan Alliance last week to fill in for someone and there were two items of business that were noteworthy. Firstly, the Alliance approved the transportation priorities list for the region. He said it is quite extensive, but he can provide it to the commissioners upon request. Secondly, they had a lot of discussion and debate about the situation of Orlando/Orange County being the most dangerous area for pedestrians in the country. They have launched a program in order to try to cut that in half within the next five years. The program is known as 3E’s, Engineering, Education and Enforcement. Volusia County has also since adopted the 3E program in trying to deal with some of their fatalities.
Commissioner Carey advised that the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness revised the by-laws of the commission increasing the number of members from 24 to 36 and increasing the number of acting members from 24 to 30. They wanted to have the capacity to add additional members in the future if they see the need.
Commissioner Carey announced that Mr. Van Gaale, Seminole County Port Authority, has hired a replacement for Irene Dolgner. She has been with the Port Authority for 34 years as of today and will be retiring at the end of the year. Her replacement is Jennifer Parker whose title will be Administrative Aide. Irene’s last day is December 31. Chairman Dallari asked Commissioner Carey to put together a resolution of appreciation for her.
Commissioner Carey stated The Servants of the People luncheon is on October 30 and she is the honorary chair for that event. There is still opportunity to support this great event and the funds go to Rescue Outreach Mission, which is the only certified homeless shelter in the county. She said they support it from the County very heavily, and hopes the business community will also reach out to help support it.
Commissioner Carey advised for the record that she is attending the FAC Legislative Conference Board of Directors meeting and it will be a day trip for her. Commissioner Carey discussed travel to Orange and Osceola Counties for FAC meetings and advised she pays for travel to those out of her office account. She added that overnight stays, i.e. if attending a two-day meeting in Sarasota or the Panhandle, are understandable.
Chairman Dallari stated that during the budget meetings, they discussed putting together travel agendas. Commissioners Horan and Carey stated they had submitted theirs. Chairman Dallari stated his first day back was yesterday, so he had not seen them yet.
Commissioner Carey stated the Annual Conference for FAC this year is in Orlando and they may want to clarify their travel policy before that. She also requested they clarify how payment should be handled with the ethics training.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to authorize all board members to be personally responsible for payment of the training that is required by the State.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Upon Chairman Dallari’s request, Joe Forte, Deputy County Manager, advised of the policy for paying employees at Christmas under the current Administrative Code. Discussion ensued. Chairman Dallari asked Mr. Hartmann to add this to the agenda for the next BCC meeting. Mr. Hartmann said he would outline the options and associated costs and bring it back to the Board.
Commissioner Horan stated the Legislature meets every year and they pass laws which go into effect October 1. He received a letter from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and said there is a new law that creates a new committee formed effective October 1 called the Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Board which reconstitutes what was previously known as the Circuit Court Advisory Board, which is now comprised of several different kinds of committees. The Chairman of the 18th Judicial Circuit Board, Richard Rogers in Brevard County, is asking for their designation of a representative from the BCC to this new board which will work collaboratively with the Department of Juvenile Justice in the emerging and changing needs of Florida’s youth who are at risk of delinquency. He said he would be happy to serve in this capacity.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve the appointment of Commissioner Horan as the BCC’s representative to the Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Board.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Horan stated he co-chairs the Finance and Administration Committee for FAC and he had a series of discussions with representatives from FAC and staff members regarding the assessments for FRS for their employees, which in this last budget period was the largest, single cost driver they had. Actuarial statistics have been done by the State Department of Administration and the news is not good despite the fact that they had a 15.2% return on investment. There is about a 200-page report by Milliman, a firm that provides actuarial and related products and services. The FAC committee agreed to keep all the assumptions the same for the 2014 evaluations. The experience study that was done by the Milliman firm came up with a deficit that increased 8.8%, to $21 billion from $19 billion for the state-unfunded liability. The unfunded status actually decreased from 86.9% to 86.2% and much of that was based upon the fact that payroll growth was lower than expected. If these results do not change significantly between now and when the final valuation is due in December, they don’t anticipate a significant change in the contribution rates for FY 2014/15. Commissioner Horan said that consequently, in terms of their own budget for the next year, they can probably look at the same kind of number which he believes was somewhere in the neighborhood of $17 million or $18 million this year in funding. He said it was a matter of discussion the way those unfunded liabilities are now required, not for this fiscal year but for the next fiscal year, to be reflected in a balance sheet. The accountants have passed a new standard, GASB 68 (Statement No. 68 of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board), a recording principle of all participating FRS employers and governments that issue financial statements; that unfunded liability is now going to have to be reflected in financial statements. He asked Mr. Pennisi to give a brief summary of the effect this reporting requirement may have on budgeting and their financial statements.
Joe Pennisi, Resource Management Director, addressed the Board to state with respect to their expected obligations for FRS contributions going forward, unless and until the assumptions change, they can expect the same level roughly that was paid this year to continue, not just for the next few years, but years beyond that as well. The good news is, to the extent you can call it good news, when staff presented the Board with projections going forward as part of the budget process, they anticipated where they are, so the projections the Board has seen already embody those rates of contributions continuing into the future. They use a 30-year timeframe to amortize the unfunded actuarial liability so theoretically, unless the assumptions change or something changes drastically in the actuarial, that rate of contribution would continue on into the future. He added that in some of the report, it shows that at the rate of contribution they have in place for the current fiscal year, they would only reach 87.9% funded for that unfunded actuarial liability by 2023, so it is a very long period of time. With respect to those assumptions, they are saying that they will next look at them when Milliman does its five-year actuarial experience study. The last one was done to cover the period 2003 through 2008; the next one will cover 2009 through 2013, and it should be done next year. He stated that as he looked at what was in the reports, what he would see as potentially coming out of that additional study is potential adjustments on both sides of that equation on the actuarial liability side and the asset side that would be offsetting to some degree now; to what degree, they don’t know. He stated with respect to the liabilities, as Commissioner Horan has suggested, those are very much based on assumptions with respect to the rate of salary growth or employee-cost growth over the course of the future. The previous assumptions were for a 4% increase over time. The experience over the last few years has been less. He said he would anticipate that when they go and revisit those assumptions, those would be ratcheted down. The concerning area, however, with respect to the evaluation of assets where the assumption and the future liability is very much sensitive to this assumption, is the rate of return on the assets that are in place. Up to this point over the last five-year period, the assumptions that have been adopted out of Milliman’s recommendations have been for a 7.75% rate of return, long term on the assets of the fund. Milliman is saying in this report that their latest estimates are about 7.26%. They cite another study that talks about 7%. He stated he thinks that when you see those assumptions revised with respect to the return on the assets, they will come down considerably. So you have the return on assets coming down, the liability assumptions which he said he thinks will also come down, but how that comes out in the balance, they do not know. With respect to the GASB 68, again the requirement will be that starting fiscal year 2014/15, those liabilities go on their balance sheet and Seminole County’s share as a participant in FRS of what that total $21 billion liability would be. Mr. Pennisi said he contacted someone from FAC trying to get some idea of whether there is a number currently or whether there is a good way to estimate what that number might be. She informed him that there is no guidance at this point in time. It is not even clear whether FRS will be determining those numbers and feeding them to the County or whether all of the local participating jurisdictions will be on their own to come up with them. He said he tried to do a ballpark estimate of where they might be and by his best “guesstimate,” they would be looking at somewhere between $85 million and $95 million as their share of that liability. That number has changed pretty drastically over the course of the past few years; between 2009 and 2010, the actuarial value of the assets went from 107% or 108% funded down to about 90%. And in previous years, it went from being underfunded to overfunded. Again, the good news there is that showing the liability on the books really does not change the fact that as participants in the system, they are liable for that unfunded actuarial liability, but it does put it clearly on the County’s balance sheet.
Commissioner Horan stated they have a net asset position of somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.2 billion so consequently, it is not going to really affect them as much as it may affect some of the smaller counties that have a much smaller platform. In fact, he said, some of these counties may be in a negative net-asset position if the County is the major employer in that particular county, etc. It doesn’t look like from a financial reporting point of view, when the bond raters look at their net asset position and so forth, it is going to affect them as far as rating or anything else, but it will affect some counties quite a bit.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to approve expenses incurred for travel and lodging in connection with attendance at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Legislative Conference.
Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 voted AYE.
Commissioner Carey voted NAY.
COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Bryant Applegate, County Attorney, advised he sent an email out asking the Board not to sign on to “Ask Them.” He stated this is a new website to put out opinions and answers to questions raised by constituents. Staff is checking into it. There are Sunshine and public records concerns, particularly on the Sunshine issue. It started as opening the doors to Congress, but Congress is not under the Sunshine Laws and the County is.
Mr. Applegate stated they have scheduled briefings with all the Board members to complete the training on Sunshine and public records. The law now requires that they go through the training every year. Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Applegate advised that the legislature has to go through some training now on ethics.
Mr. Applegate said he is preparing a comprehensive litigation report and will have that to the Board at the end of the year. One of the things that will be a little different is that he is highlighting all the claims received from plaintiffs’ counsel in which the wrong party was named. Lynn Porter-Carlton, Deputy County Attorney, has addressed those and through her work, a lot of money has been saved with outside counsel in just stopping these “right off the bat” by sending a letter back to the plaintiff’s counsel stating they have sued the wrong party.
Mr. Applegate stated that since there are only two more meetings and the next one is four weeks away, he is requesting approval that he has authority to file the appropriate action in case any matter comes up relating to abating a nuisance or a public safety issue. He advised he would come back to the Board at the next meeting for ratification. Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Applegate explained they have an issue where an individual is living in a home that he initially moved into as a sub-tenant and the home is now in foreclosure; there is a sale pending on November 5. There is no running water and there is an issue about claims of defecating on the lawn outside and those kinds of things. They have been on the phone with the Sheriff’s office as well. He cannot tell them right now whether or not there is a basis to go to court.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to give the County Attorney authority to file the appropriate action in the event a matter arises relating to abating a nuisance or a public safety issue, as he deems reasonable and fit, and direction to bring the issue back to the Board for ratification at the next BCC meeting.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Carey reminded everyone that the next BCC meeting is not the second Tuesday as is usually held, but it will be the third Tuesday in November, which is the 19th.
Commissioner Constantine stated Wekiva Island is such a beautiful area and very special to them all. In regard to the tragic incident that happened last week, he said that staff from the fire department all the way through to the building department have been working so hard helping the owners re-evaluate and re-assess and get back to business, and he wanted to publicly thank all of them.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 2:56 p.m., this same date.