BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
†††† 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, November 14, 2017, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman John Horan (District 2)
Vice Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)
†††† Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)
Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)
†††† Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
†††† County Manager Nicole Guillet
†††† Deputy County Attorney Lynn Porter-Carlton
†††† Deputy Clerk Terri Porter
†††† Chaplain Steven Dunklee, New Tribes Mission Homes, Sanford, gave the invocation.† The Pledge of Allegiance was led by all veterans in attendance.
The Business Spotlight video for Sit Means Sit was presented.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Agenda Item #1 Ė 2017-0387
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve appropriate Resolution #2017-R-170 recognizing the efforts of volunteer-based organizations following Hurricane Irma.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Alan Harris, Emergency Manager, addressed the Board and asked the agencies in attendance to come forward and be recognized.† He then noted there are still about 70 homes along the St. Johns River that are flooded.
Agenda Item #2 Ė 2017-0409
†††† Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve appropriate Resolution #2017-R-169 recognizing Chief Master Sergeant Richard A. Ortega, United States Air Force, Ret. as Seminole Countyís November 2017 Veteran of the Month.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Chief Master Sergeant Ortega addressed the Board and the audience.
COUNTY MANAGERíS CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to authorize and approve the following:
County Managerís Office
†3.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Fourth Amendment to the Rolling Hills Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land to increase the Feasibility Period to and including November 30, 2017.† (2017-0410)
†4.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Civil Traffic Hearing Officer Services Agreements for the following four (4) Civil Traffic Hearing Officers for FY 2017/2018: Christopher Morrison, Charles J. Cino, John A. Pascucci and Melody U. Pullen.† (2017-0411)
†5.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Memorandum of Agreement between Seminole County and the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, for Legislative General Appropriations Act 2017-2018, Laws of Florida, Specific Line Item 1116A, in the amount of $1,000,000 for design and construction of additional space at the Juvenile Detention Center.† (2017-0412)
†6.† Pulled for discussion by Commissioner Dallari.
†7.† Approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Lee Constantine for miscellaneous travel from July 12, 2017 through September 29, 2017; and authorize the use of Commissioner Carlton Henley's travel account in the amount of $243.22.† (2017-0414)
†8.† Approve the Scope of Services and Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and the City of Orlando, relating to Cost Sharing to Obtain Consultant Services for the SunRail Transition.† (2017-0408)
†9.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-172 renaming River View Drive to Riverview Drive. †(2017-0382)
Economic Development Division
10.† Continued to December 12, 2017, request to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Partnership Agreement between Seminole County and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $240,000 for FY 2017/18, for the purpose of supporting the UCF Business Incubator, Winter Springs. †(2017-0381)
Emergency Management Division
11.† Approve a Hold Harmless Agreement between the City of Sanford and Seminole County for the Annual Touch-A-Truck Public Safety Event.† (2017-0388)
Human Resources Division
12.† Pulled for discussion by Commissioner Carey.
12A. Approve and authorize the updated rates for Symetra, Seminole Countyís Stop-Loss insurance provider, as shown in the Final Renewal ďAs IsĒ column of the Renewal Rates Chart provided by Symetra.† (Stop-Loss insurance provides protection for a self-funded plan in order to protect the County against catastrophic claims.)† (2017-0424)
Tourism Development Division
13.† Pulled for discussion by Commissioner Dallari.
14.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the First Amendment to a Subrecipient Agreement with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida for renewal for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year to provide On-the-Job Training and Employment placement services for homeless clients. †(2017-0378)
15.† Approve acceptance of a grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Continuum of Care (CoC)/Shelter Plus Care Grant Program in the amount of $479,291; and authorize the Chairman to execute the Grant Agreement in accordance to Administrative Code Sections 1.10 and 22.20(D)(1)(d).† (2017-0365)
16.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-173 approving the anticipated issuance by the Orange County Housing Finance Authority of Single-Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $90,000,000.† (2017-0383)
17.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Subrecipient Agreement with Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Inc. (ONIC) in the amount of $73,000 to complete a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) eligible project using available U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds set aside to develop affordable housing in Seminole County. †(2017-0367)
18.† Approve and accept the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Snapshot/Report pursuant to Seminole County Resolution #2013-R-61.† (2017-0366)
19.† Issue a determination that the unoccupied buildings located at 96 Spring Street, Altamonte Springs, are a Public Nuisance; and authorize the Building Official to: (a) serve Notice of Determination of Public Nuisance, pursuant to Sections 168.5 and 168.6, Seminole County Code; and (b) set a date for a "Show-Cause" public hearing, as prescribed in Sections 168.5168.7, Seminole County Code. †(2017-0352)
Planning & Development Division
20.† Approve the Plat for the Lake Monroe I-4 Center containing three (3) lots on 15.69 acres zoned PD (Planned Development), located on the northwest corner of Monroe Road and School Street; Bryan Potts, Applicant.† (2017-0375)
21.† Authorize Release of Roads, Streets, and Drainage Performance Bond #268010089 in the amount of $396,429.19 for Brookmore Estates Phase 1; Pulte Home Company, LLC, Applicant. †(2017-0379)
22.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute three (3) Terminations of Conditional Utility Agreements for Water & Sewer Services with The Stations at Alafaya, LLC, as successor to the parties under the original Agreements. †(2017-0415)
Solid Waste Management Division
23.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC effective from November 14, 2017 through September 30, 2018. †(2017-0416)
Budget & Fiscal Management Division
24.† Approve the change from part-time Adult Drug Court Case Manager with the 18th Judicial Circuit Court to full-time funded position through the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Drug Court grants. †(2017-0316)
25.† Approve submission of a grant application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity requesting $1,200,000 through the Florida Job Growth Infrastructure Grant to fund a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) infrastructure project around the SunRail Station in Sanford; and authorize the County Manager to sign all grant documents. †(2017-0393)
26.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-174 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #18-006 through the Resource Management Grant Fund in the amount of $157,819 to establish FY 2018 budget for the carryforward of the Veterans Treatment Court Grant; and approve the increase of one (1) full-time employee (FTE) for grant-funded personnel services. †(2017-0380)
27.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-175 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #18-008 through the General Fund to appropriate budget in the amount of $50,234 from Reserves for rental of the Seminole Soccer Complex; and through the Professional Sports Franchise Tax Fund to transfer budget of $50,234 back to Reserves. †(2017-0397)
28.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-176 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-096 through various funds to reallocate a net amount of $5,151,396 as part of the FY 2016/17 year-end budget reconciliation process, primarily due to unanticipated storm-related activity.† (2017-0417)
29.† Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-177 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-097 through various funds facilitating the interfund transfer of FY 2016/17 budgets for internal service charges due to the Technology Replacement Fund (00111) and allocating $92,221 to the Technology Replacement Fund, Reserve for Contingency. †(2017-0395)
Purchasing & Contracts Division
30.† Approve piggyback usage of Broward County Agreement #N2111734P1 with BMG Money, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, dated June 13, 2017, for Emergency Employee Loan Program.† (2017-0418)
31.† Approve ranking list, authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute two (2) Master Services Agreements (MSAs) for a Primary and a Secondary Consultant under PS-1473-17/TAD, Engineering Services for Central Transfer Station; Estimated Term Usage of $900,000. †(2017-0391)
32.† Approve the ranking list, authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute two (2) Master Services Agreements (MSAs) for a Primary and a Secondary Consultant under PS-1474-17/RTB, Engineering Services for Osceola Road Landfill; Estimated Annual Usage of $300,000.† (2017-0390)
33.† Approve Work Order #40, Oxford Road Improvements Utility Relocations, under PS-8186-13/DRR, Continuing Engineering Services for Utility Improvement Projects, with Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Orlando, in the amount of $195,910.60; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order. †(2017-0396)
34.† Approve M-1696-17/RTB, Red Bug Lake Road Force Main Replacement, as a Single Source, with Killebrew, Inc., Lakeland, in the amount of $195,231.82; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.† (2017-0389)
35.† Award IFB-602942-17/GCM, Term Contract for Residential Backflow Prevention Control, to Nils Humberg Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Ace Flow Control, Longwood; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.† The estimated annual usage for this agreement is $500,000. †(2017-0377)
36.† Approve Work Order #23, Consumptive Use Permit 8213 Monitoring, under PS-9738-14/JVP, MSA for General Environmental Services, with Vanassee Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), Orlando, in the amount of $104,523.74; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order. †(2017-0392)
37.† Award RFP-602981-17/BJC, Term Contracts (4) for Automotive Repair Services, to Circuit Motorsports, Casselberry; Josam Frame & Alignment, Inc., Orlando; Rush Truck Center, Orlando; and The Forklift Medic, LLC, Longwood; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreements. †The estimated annual usage for these services is $200,000. †(2017-0394)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #6 Ė 2017-0413
†††† In regard to the request to consider a resolution formally requesting immediate closure by the State of Florida, Department of Transportation (FDOT), of the rest areas located on Interstate 4 in Seminole County, Commissioner Dallari stated he was hoping there would be some verbiage included in the resolution that addressed stormwater.† In addition, he opined he would like to see something included asking their state legislators to be engaged in this as well.† Commissioner Carey confirmed that Commissioner Dallari is requesting that this resolution be sent to their state legislators with a separate cover letter asking for their assistance in addressing the stormwater issue.† Commissioner Dallari noted they do not know what the fix is yet, but they have consultants doing a study, and he believes it would be advantageous to include in the resolution about continued and future help needed from Tallahassee.
†††† Lindy Freeman, 1617 Overlook Road, addressed the Board to support a resolution to immediately close the Longwood rest areas and to speak against the federal contract to enlarge them.† She thanked Orlando Sentinelís Scott Maxwell for his column recently supporting the Countyís resolution.† She stated she is concerned about the pollution and the noise next to an elementary school and a residential area; however, she is even more worried about the transiency of the adults using this rest area because the rest stop is an easy walk from Woodlands Elementary with students ranging from 11 years old down to age 3.† She opined the solution to this problem involving negotiations with the Feds is a tough one and wondered if there was any way the County could change the zoning on the land because it is not county land.† Also, she asked if there were any state or federal regulations regarding school safety that could be the basis for filing an injunction to stop this contract while they resolve the issue of the relocation of the rest areas.†
†††† Bill Hyde, 2379 Audley Street, addressed the Board in opposition to the resolution.† He stated that driving a truck is one of the ten most dangerous jobs in America according to Forbes, along with fisherman, loggers, roofers and farmers.† They include all the folks who bring goods and provide services for things needed every day and all the goods needed to service Orlando Northís hotels, restaurants, and stores.† Highway rest areas are critical for truck driversí safety and their ability to comply with federal laws limiting the number of hours they can drive without rest.†
†††† Mr. Hyde remarked that if they want to cut down on diesel emissions they should address the foreign flag cruise ships that come into Port Canaveral because their diesel engines produce staggering amounts of diesel pollution many times greater than the few trucks that stop at Longwood.† He opined that urging FDOT to close the rest stops is politically motivated and has nothing to do with improving the environment or motorist safety.† He mentioned NIMBYs and said that heís sure Volusia County doesnít want a rest stop as well.† Also the rest stop was there long before the BCC approved building homes so close by.† He asked the Board to not pass the resolution.
†††† Dominic Salfi, 340 Markham Woods Road, addressed the Board to state this is not against trucks; the Truckersí Guide published for truckers lists 44 stops between the rest stop on I-95 in Volusia County and the one in Polk County.† He opined they do not need to congregate in Longwood where they end up with at least 50 trucks parking there overnight.† He said they are not talking about truckers stopping and resting, but they are talking about truckers who are coming in early, staying at that truck stop, and using it to stage so they can leave the next morning and get to their destination in Orange County in order to drop things off, which was never what truck stops were proposed for.† He said they support the resolution and propose that a section is added that would state something like, ďSeminole County hereby formally requests the Legislative Delegation and the Congressional Delegation take steps to implement the intent of this resolution at the state level and at the federal level.Ē†
†††† Mr. Salfi advised they have found out in the last year that the federal government does not have any legal authority in order to go ahead and authorize or fund these rest stops.† The Federal Highway Administration has told them the reason for not closing these rest stops is that they first have to find an alternative location, but he explained they do not have the authority to do that.† He knows that because he has located the federal statute and the regulation.† He indicated that he has presented those to the federal government at every level and to FDOT, and neither has been able to show him where he is wrong.† He asked the Board to consider adding a clause to the resolution that states there are serious legal questions as to the authority and funding by the federal government as it applies to the rest areas of Seminole County.† They are anticipating they will need to take some legal action and that the added language would assist them in presenting that action to the state and the federal courts.
†††† Marianne King, 1339 Grace View Court, addressed the Board and noted she attended a trucking industry meeting a couple of months ago, and even the trucking industry has said that the Longwood facility is insufficient for their needs.† There are only 16 spots on each side of I-4 in Longwood, and they need 120 spots.† She does not feel that FDOT will build a larger rest area in an appropriate spot until this one is closed.† She noted there have been serious traffic accidents and deaths related to merging traffic.† She pointed out the crime issue and the flooding issues and said there is not enough retention so houses were flooded.† The westbound stop is in a protected Wekiva Basin area and the outflow is the Little Wekiva which flows into the Wekiva River, and they are both in the protected Wekiva Basin.†
†††† Ms. King pointed out that when the rest areas were built in 1972, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) was not yet enforcing those laws in the State of Florida, and by todayís standards, it would never have been allowed to be built there.† She asked that they try to get whatever federal exemptions are available and thanked the Board for the resolution.
†††† Commissioner Carey stated she wanted to address a couple of Mr. Hydeís comments.† She said the rest stops are much too small to accommodate even the traffic that tries to go there now; truckers are parked along the road and out onto the interstate.† The truckers cannot go from 0 to 60 mph in a short period of time on the west side and there is not enough time to merge onto the interstate, especially while people are also trying to exit the interstate, so it is a safety issue from that standpoint.† The other issue is the truckers staging there rather than just stopping there to rest, which was the intent of those rest stops.† She feels there is a lot of opportunity for public-private partnerships to build large facilities where a trucker can stop and get a shower and meal and do something besides just sleep in their truck.†
†††† Commissioner Carey expressed they do need truckers and there is a freight mobility study going on in the region.† She said she would like to have staff craft the language to make the changes to the resolution.† In regard to the stormwater, it is the area around the rest area as well and the protection of the Wekiva and the sensitive areas where all of this is running off.† She reiterated the safety issue at the SR 434 interchange and remarked she does not know how they could possibly expand it.† If they cannot make it something that actually works for the trucking community, they have to look at areas where they could accommodate them and that needs to be the message.
†††† Commissioner Constantine stated FDOT had promised to get rid of these rest stops many years ago.† He opined it is not about the diesel, although it is a problem, but it is the total inappropriateness of the location.† Rest areas have a life span just like everything else, and since 1972, this is no longer appropriate and it is not because the homes were built around it, it is because the rest area has evolved from a true rest area to a truck staging stop.†
†††† Commissioner Constantine emphasized that they are not trying to pawn this off on another county.† The intent is to find the appropriate location so that the truckers are accommodated as well as eliminate a rest area location that should not exist.† He made a motion at the MPO that they do a study on the I-75/I-95/I-4 corridor and find the appropriate locations throughout the state because it is not just Seminole Countyís problem.† He added if DOT found an appropriate location in this County with a public-private partnership, they would be happy to have it, and this is not about a NIMBY.† These rest areas were built for tourists traveling through, not for a truck driver staging location.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated the freight mobility study that the State is doing with MetroPlan Orlando and the MPO Alliance is critical.† He added they are not against truckers and for the State to survive, they need freight to move in and out of the area effectively and safely.†
†††† With regard to public participation, no one else in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #6, and public input was closed.
Speaker Request Forms were received and filed from Ms. Freeman and Mr. Hyde only.
Chairman Horan summarized that the request is to have the County Manager direct staff to craft a resolution formally requesting immediate closure by the State of Florida, Department of Transportation (FDOT), of the rest areas located on Interstate 4 in Seminole County; to take into consideration the comments of the Board and the public; and to bring the resolution back to the Board for consideration.† No objections were voiced.
County Manager Nicole Guillet stated, for the record, that the original motion to approve the Consent Agenda includes the changes reflected on the Agenda Revisions sheet and those changes are the addition of Item #12A, Updated Rates for Symetra (Seminole Countyís Stop-Loss insurance provider), and the continuation of Item #10 regarding an agreement in connection with the UCF Business Incubator.† Commissioner Carey as the motion maker agreed.
Consent Agenda Item #12 Ė 2017-0405
†††† In regard to the request to exclude OxyContin drug coverage from the 2018 Florida Blue Prescription Coverage, Commissioner Carey explained that she pulled this item for discussion because it was recommending that people currently on prescribed OxyContin be grandfathered in indefinitely.† She would like to see how they could structure this so that six months or a year from now, they donít have any employees on this particular drug.
†††† Andria Herr, Hylant Group, addressed the Board to explain that the way Florida Blue is handling the grandfathering is that they have two choices: (1) to grandfather indefinitely, and (2) to give a 90-day extension, so as of April 1, folks would move to an alternative prescription.† So, the few people that are on it right now would be given the opportunity to interact with their prescribing physicians during the 90-day period to find a successful alternative.† She opined that is probably the most gracious way for them to ease folks into another alternative and she is suggesting they take that approach.† She added it is worth noting, for the record, how it is determined that this be the appropriate protocol.† Florida Blue is not the only carrier that has made this recommendation for their fully insured and self-funded clients; Cigna was the first to step out and take a position on it given the crisis they are facing in the country.† Typically when those decisions are made by significant carriers, they are done through a pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee that includes pharmacists, physicians, and often times, external constituents from the medical profession that weigh in.† So this is a very well thought-out program and she said she believes this is one of the few times that she can remember in her career where she has been exceptionally proud of the insurance industry taking a societal position on something that is truly a crisis in this country.† She suggested the Board allow the extension through April 1 which would give Florida Blue the opportunity to interact with the patients that are currently on this medication and facilitate their navigation to a more successful interaction.
†††† After Chairman Horan voiced his concerns, Ms. Herr advised that Florida Blue has come up with an alternative to the OxyContin that is long acting and is less likely to set someone up for future abuse, so the migration to a long-acting substance is what they are proposing as a solution.† She noted a concern of hers is that leaving OxyContin as a covered item sends a certain message which can set them up for something entirely different around the addiction issue.
†††† Commissioner Dallari confirmed that those making the recommendations are not looking at it from a cost standpoint but from an epidemic standpoint.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve the Florida Blue prescription coverage change to exclude OxyContin drug coverage beginning in Plan Year 2018; however, current users prior to January 1, 2018 will be grandfathered in to be allowed to continue taking OxyContin as they currently do with a valid prescription until April 1, 2018.†
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #13 Ė 2017-0402
†††† In regard to a request to approve an Agreement with the Central Florida Zoo, Commissioner Dallari stated he fully supports the Zoo and that during the budget discussions, he believes they all understood the need for additional funding.† However, they have been talking about, for the past couple of years, getting either a true business plan or a CIP and he does not see it included in the packet.† He has no problem with the original commitment of $225,000, but he would like to defer the additional $100,000 until they actually receive the CIP and a true business plan.† Ms. Guillet clarified that when the budget was approved, it was approved as a lump sum of $325,000, but that does not mean that the Board cannot allocate it as it sees fit.† Discussion ensued in regard to the transition the Zoo has been going through and the changes they have had in directors.
†††† Charles Davis, President of the Central Florida Zoo, addressed the Board and introduced the new director, Dino Ferri.† Mr. Davis gave a brief update regarding their focus on guest experience and education, income during the spring break months, flooding, expenses and overtime in connection with Hurricane Irma, and a new cougar habit they are starting next to the bear habitat that just opened.† He noted the $100,000 will be used for improvements and will not go towards operations.†
†††† Commissioner Carey stated they were flooded and closed and lost revenue due to Hurricane Irma.† Also they have damage and repairs that need to be made.† They had reserves put aside that needed to be spent because they cannot wait for the insurance company to pay, even though they will ultimately get it back.† She noted she does not have an issue with approving the $325,000 and they have been provided with a lot of information but they have just not gotten it in the format or with the detail that Commissioner Dallari would like.† She is glad Mr. Davis has had an opportunity to meet with him and maybe they can meet the Commissionerís expectations in the next report that he is looking for.† She opined the board members of the Zoo do a wonderful job.† She just does not want to get to the one meeting in December and they have not been able to satisfy whatever Commissioner Dallari is looking for.† Commissioner Dallari stated he is just looking for a Capital Improvement Plan.† Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Davis that they will be able to get the information to the Board so they can put this on the agenda for the one BCC meeting they have in December.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Funding Agreement with the Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc. in the amount of $225,000 to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or promote the Central Florida Zoological Park.† An additional $100,000 will be considered at the December 12, 2017 BCC meeting.†
Commissioner Henley confirmed they will distribute the $225,000 immediately.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERSí CONSENT AGENDA
Clerk & Comptroller's Office
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve the following:
38.† Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated October 16 and 23, 2017; Payroll Approval List dated October 19, 2017; and BCC Official Minutes dated September 19 (Budget Hearing), September 26 (Budget Hearing), October 10, and October 24, 2017.† (2017-0401)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk & Comptrollerís ďReceived and FiledĒ:
1. Executive Orders #2017-26, #2017-27, and #2017-28 extending the declared state of emergency.
2.† Seminole County School Board Resolution #2017-08 requesting an increase in the Educational System Impact Fee and Resolution #2017-09 approving the attached proposed LDC revisions.
3.† Performance Bond #268010117 in the amount of $2,720,621.20, Recording of Plats, and Certificate of Title for the project known as Retreat at Lake Brantley; Pulte Home Company.
4.† Performance Bond #SUR0035924 for Water and Sewer in the amount of $489,341.39, Performance Bond #SUR0035925 for Roads in the amount of $464,589.87, Recording of Plats, and Certificate of Title for the project known as Retreat at Oregon; M/I Homes of Orlando, LLC.
5.† Private Road Maintenance Bond #268010119 in the amount of $109,336.12 and Maintenance Bond #268010128 for Streets, Curbs, and Storm Drains in the amount of $2,246.70 for the project known as Brookmore Estate; Pulte Home Company.
6.† Recording of Plats and Certificate of Title for the project known as Station at Alafaya.
7.† Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with Perfect Game Youth Florida, Inc. for the Seminole Invitational.
8.† Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with Central Florida Soccer Alliance, Inc. for the ECNL Southeast Conference League Games.
9.† Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with USA Softball of Florida, Inc. for the Central Florida Fall National Qualifier.
10.† Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with D9Events for the Sun Classic Fall.
11.† Conditional Utility Agreement for Water, Wastewater, or Reclaimed Water Services with Wellington Estates, Inc. for the project known as Estates at Wellington.
12.† Conditional Utility Agreement for Water, Wastewater, or Reclaimed Water Services with Carriage Encore II, LLC for the project known as Allure on the Parkway.
13.† Florida Public Service Commission Consummating Order #PSC-2017-0395-CO-EI approving a new depreciation class and rate for energy storage equipment by Florida Power & Light Company; Docket #20170097-EI, issued October 17, 2017.
14.† Parks Contract for Services with Kendyl Ahlgrim, Ariane Moyer, Lisa Beth Liberman, Brent Haskill, and Virginia Alston.
15.† Developerís Commitment Agreement #16-20500032 for Pinter PD Lot 2 (Self Storage Warehouse); Michael E. Pinter, Jr.
16.† Development Orders #17-30000055, 188 S. Shadowbay Boulevard, Kurt E. Chana; #17-30000064, 414 Timbercove Circle, Kai V. Muller and Lorena R. Argul; #17-30000065, 1510 Hobson Street, Gregory J. Rike; #17-30000066, 196 Markham Woods Road, The Springs Community Association, Inc.; #17-30000067, 3660 Biscayne Drive, Sergio and Lydia Flores; #17-30000068, 3630 Dahill Court, Joshua L. and Jessica E. Ingram; #17-30000070, 3602 Okeechobee Circle, Shaun and Ashlie White; #17-30000071, 4105 Crossroads Place, James and Kathleen Balfe; #17-30000072, 1581 Katie Cove, Sophia G. Liatsos; #17-30000073, 729 Preble Avenue, John W. White; #17-30-000074, 511 1st Avenue, Monique K. and Bradley H. Evans; #17-30000075, 1465 Canal Point Road, Eric R. and Alicia B. Hilberg; #17-30000076, 1700 Lake Markham Road, Irene Edwards; #17-32000009, 7255 Estapona Circle, Actually Working, LLC as approved by the Board of Adjustment on August 28, 2017.
17.† Development Orders #17-30000051, 1251 Sidcup Road, Robert J. Hansen; #17-30000052, 4445 Drayton Lane, Melissa Kirkland; #17-30000053, Lots 11-12 Lake Marion Drive; #17-30000054, 400 Willingham Road, Tait P. and Vicki A. Nelson; #17-30000056, 941 Mimosa Drive, James and Stephanie Huish; #17-30000057, 2720 Amaya Terrace, John A. and Wendy Doelle; #17-30000059, 3222 Holliday Avenue, Judith E. Dollins; #17-30000060, 4517 Old Carriage Trail, Melissa K. and Carlos R. Rosello; #17-30000062, Lot 14 Cecelia Drive, Ron Dager/Dager Construction, Inc. as approved by the Board of Adjustment on July 24, 2017.
18.† Closeout to Work Order #6 to CC-0559-15 with C.E. James, Inc.
19.† Closeout to Work Order #13 to CC-0559-15 with Southland Construction, Inc.
20.† Change Order #1 to Work Order #10 to CC-0559-15 with Southland Construction, Inc.
21.† Change Order #1 to CC-1062-16 with Preferred Materials, Inc.
22.† Change Order #1 to CC-1290-17 with Glen Holt Aluminum, LLC.
23.† Change Order #1 to CC-1331-17 with Glen Holt Aluminum, LLC.
24.† Change Order #2 to CC-1337-17 with Dager Construction.
25.† Change Order #1 to CC-1369-17 with Dager Construction.
26.† Closeout to CC-9081-13 with Masci General Contractors, Inc.
27.† Change Order #2 to Work Order #30 to CC-9192-13 with Corinthian Builders, Inc.
28.† Change Order #1 to Work Order #31 to CC-9192-13 with Corinthian Builders, Inc.
29.† IFB-602958-17 with Batteries by Fisher, Inc., Term Contract for Purchase of Automotive Batteries.
30.† M-603000-17 with A Sun State Trees, Inc., Emergency Agreement for Disaster Debris Hauling Services.
31.† Amendment #11 to Work Order #32 to PS-5190-05 with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc.
32.† Amendment #1 to Work Order #11 to PS-8047-12 with Tierra, Inc.
33.† Work Order #79 to PS-8148-12 with CDM Smith, Inc.
34.† Amendment #2 to Work Order #24 to PS-8186-13 with CPH, Inc.
35.† Work Orders #38 and #39 to PS-8186-13 with CPH, Inc.
36.† Work Order #19 to RFP-0336-15 with Site Secure, LLC, A Miller Electric Company.
37.† Amendment #1 to Work Order #61 to RFP-8312-17 with Chief Inspection Services.
38.† First Amendment to RFP-602088-14 with Mechanical Services of Central Florida, Inc.
39.† Bids as follows:
†††† IFB-602942-17 from Ace Flow Control; Aaronís Backflow Services; American Backflow & Fire Services, LLC; and
†††† IFB-602954-17 from Aaronís Backflow Serices; Ace Flow Control; American Backflow & Fire Services, LLC; and Utility Technicians, Inc.
Agenda Item #39 Ė (2017-0362)
Tricia Setzer, Economic Development Division, addressed the Board to present a request to consider a resolution recommending that Y2K Service, Inc. d/b/a Next Horizon be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business.† Ms. Setzer reviewed the requirements for the QTI and the details of the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Items #39, and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve appropriate Resolution #2017-R-178 recommending that Y2K Service, Inc. d/b/a Next Horizon, be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business (QTI); and approve the Countyís required Local Financial Support of $12,000 over FY 2018/19 to 2022/23 as local participation in the QTI Tax Refund Program.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
COUNTY MANAGER AND STAFF BRIEFINGS
Agenda Item #40 Ė 2017-0419
†††† The Board noted, for information only, the Informational Budget Transfer Status Report for intra-departmental budget transfers approved through September 2017.
Chairman Horan recessed the meeting at 11:17 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Terri Porter who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Kyla Spencer, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOFS OF PUBLICATION
†††† Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to authorize the filing of the proofs of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearings into the Official Record.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IMPACT FEES
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT
Agenda Item #41 Ė 2017-0043
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 105, ďEducational System Impact FeesĒ Land Development Code of Seminole County; providing notice that the revised Educational Impact Fee rates established by the Ordinance shall be effective ninety (90) days from the date of adoption of the Ordinance; providing for codification in the Land Development Code of Seminole County; providing for severability; and providing an effective date, received and filed.
Nicole Guillet, County Manager, stated staff is requesting a continuance to the December 12th meeting.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to continue to December 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, the request to consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 105, ďEducational System Impact FeesĒ Land Development Code of Seminole County; providing notice that the revised Educational Impact Fee rates established by the Ordinance shall be effective ninety (90) days from the date of adoption of the Ordinance; providing for codification in the Land Development Code of Seminole County; providing for severability; and providing an effective date, as described in the proof of publication.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in regard to the continuance of Item #41, and public input was closed.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
NUISANCE ABATEMENT/1251 MOTON AVENUE
Agenda Item #42 Ė 2017-0355
Liz Parkhurst, Building Division, addressed the Board to present the request to declare the existence of a Public Nuisance at 1251 Moton Avenue, Sanford, as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.† Ms. Parkhurst stated pursuant to Chapter 168 of the Seminole County Code, a Summons to Appear along with the Notice of Determination was served to James Bradwell, Jr., record property owner, by the Seminole County Sheriffís Office on October 13, 2017.† She noted Building Official Bob Pike is available for questions.
James Bradwell, Jr., record property owner, addressed the Board and stated he had a total of three parcels that needed to be repaired and he has taken care of two of them.† Mr. Bradwell discussed his medical disorders and expressed he is doing the best he can by fixing the properties one at a time.† He stated if the Board gives him more time, he will be able to fix this property.† Commissioner Carey asked if Mr. Bradwellís son is helping him get the properties restored.† She discussed his other property on the agenda, Item #43, 4601 Gilbert Street; and Mr. Bradwell responded that house has been repaired.† Commissioner Carey asked for the Building Official to speak to the inspections on the properties.† Chairman Horan suggested they only discuss 1251 Moton Avenue at this time.
Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Bradwell that he has fixed two of his three properties, and the only property that still needs to be fixed is 1251 Moton Avenue.† Mr. Bradwell reiterated he is handling the properties one by one.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #42, and public input was closed.
Mr. Bradwell stated he would like more time to finish fixing the property; but if he canít have more time, he will be the one to demolish it.
Commissioner Carey stated if the Board takes staffís recommendation, it would give Mr. Bradwell until January 13th to get the issues with this property resolved.† She asked Mr. Bradwell if that is ample time to have the opportunity to get it done.† Mr. Bradwell answered he would like the Board to give him a little more time because he has work to do on the inside of the house as well as the outside.† Commissioner Dallari asked how much time he needs, and Mr. Bradwell answered three months.† Commissioner Carey asked Mr. Bradwell if he would have ample time to finish fixing the property if they gave him until the end of February, and he answered yes.
Chairman Horan asked when the last time the property was inspected.† Bob Pike, Building Official, addressed the Board and stated he visited the property on Gilbert Street yesterday.† He asked Mr. Bradwell if they could go to the Moton Street property but Mr. Bradwell stated he was busy working on the house on Gilbert.† Paul Watson, Building, has been to Moton several times but was only able to get inside the property once.† They havenít been inside since Mr. Watson was there last year.
Commissioner Henley stated Mr. Bradwell was first notified in October, but he has until January to clear this property up.† He opined that is quite a while to bring one property into compliance.† Mr. Bradwell reiterated he has three properties he is trying to bring into compliance one at a time, and he has already fixed two.† Commissioner Henley stated he doesnít believe Mr. Bradwell has started working on this property, and Mr. Bradwell clarified he has done work on the inside.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-179 issuing an Order to declare the existence of a Public Nuisance at 1251 Moton Avenue, Sanford, Parcel #20-19-30-501-0000-0400; to require corrective action by February 28, 2018; and to authorize necessary corrective action by the County in the event the nuisance is not abated by the record owner.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
NUISANCE ABATEMENT/4601 GILBERT STREET
Agenda Item #43 Ė 2017-0356
†††† Liz Parkhurst, Building Division, presented the request to declare the existence of a Public Nuisance at 4601 Gilbert Street, Sanford, as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.† Ms. Parkhurst stated the property owner obtained a permit on September 26 to renovate the structure and is in the process of finalizing the renovation to bring it up to the current code but has not completed the work.† Ms. Parkhurst stated pursuant to Chapter 168 of the Seminole County Code, a Summons to Appear along with the Notice of Determination was served to James Bradwell, Jr., record property owner, by the Seminole County Sheriffís Office on October 13, 2017.† She noted Building Official Bob Pike is available for questions.
†††† Commissioner Carey stated Mr. Bradwell pulled a permit on September 26th, and Mr. Pike was at the property yesterday.† She asked Mr. Pike to tell the Board what his inspection revealed.† Mr. Pike explained he met Mr. Bradwell at the property and he was working on the house.† The perimeter beam on the back that was rotten and eaten by termites was not replaced, so there are still some serious structural issues.† Mr. Pike stated Mr. Bradwell told him that his son had left to get some materials, so Mr. Pike called Mr. Watson to let him know the property had not been completed yet.† Mr. Bradwell advised it was going to be completed that day, so Mr. Pike asked Mr. Watson to stop by the property this morning on the way to work and Mr. Watson said he would.† Mr. Pike discussed with Mr. Bradwell that the gate would need to be unlocked so Mr. Watson could enter and go to the rear of the house to check the beam.† Mr. Watson was there this morning but the gate was double locked and he was not able to get in.† Mr. Pike stated staff has not been able to verify whether or not the issue has been corrected.† Commissioner Carey asked if the support beam on the back was the only outstanding issue, and Mr. Pike answered yes.† He added it is a four-by-six beam in the back that supports the floor structure of the rear of the house.
†††† Commissioner Carey opined if the Board approves staffís recommendation of corrective action by January 13th, Mr. Bradwell should have enough time to get it fixed, re-inspected and cleared. †Mr. Bradwell stated he was at the property at 6:00 a.m.† He explained the beam is under the house and everything is repaired.† All he has to do is put about 20 feet of siding on the house.† Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Bradwell that January 13th is ample time for him to complete his work on this property.†
†††† With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #43, and public input was closed.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-180 issuing an Order to declare the existence of a Public Nuisance at 4601 Gilbert Street, Sanford, Parcel #20-19-30-501-0000-1600; to require corrective action by January 13, 2018; and to authorize necessary corrective action by the County in the event the nuisance is not abated by the record owner.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
SPRING TREE APARTMENTS PHASE 4 REZONE/Joseph Savino
Agenda Item #44 Ė 2017-0034
†††† Continuation of a public hearing from September 26, 2017, to consider a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to R-3A (Multi-Family Dwelling) for 4.20 acres, located on the north side of Red Bug Lake Road, approximately 2,900 feet west of Jerico Drive, Joseph Savino, as described in the proof of publication.
†††† Joy Giles, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and presented the Item as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.
†††† David Stokes, Madden, Moorhead & Stokes, Inc., on behalf of the Applicant addressed the Board and stated he agrees with staffís recommendation and the landscape conditions of the Development Order.† He noted he is available if the Board has any questions.
†††† With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #44, and public input was closed.
†††† Commissioner Dallariís ex parte communications were received and filed.† He confirmed the Board received some changes to Condition G in regard to the Development Order.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt Ordinance #2017-41 enacting a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to R-3A (Multi-Family Dwelling); and approve the associated Development Order for 4.20 acres, located on the north side of Red Bug Lake Road, approximately 2,900 feet west of Jerico Drive, as submitted here today including the changes in Condition G of the Development Order, as described in the proof of publication; Joseph Savino, Applicant.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
WATER SUPPLY WORK PLAN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
TO THE TEXT OF THE SEMINOLE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Agenda Item #45 Ė 2017-0147
†††† Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider transmittal of proposed amendments to the text of the Potable Water, Conservation, and Capital Improvement Elements of the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan to implement the 2017 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan, received and filed.
†††† Bill Wharton, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and presented the Item as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.† Mr. Wharton pointed out that the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the transmittal.† He stated on July 25, the Board continued this item which gave staff the opportunity to meet with some citizens who had some questions.† Staff met with Environmental Services and Planning & Development, and mostly the questions seemed to deal with conservation programs that the County has, projects in the plan and also the planís budget.† Mr. Wharton expressed they were able to answer most of their questions, but they did indicate that they may come back with additional questions.† He added that staff is recommending the BCC transmit the proposed amendments to the State and regional reviewing agencies.
†††† C ommissioner Carey stated that one of the things that the State Legislat ure took out of the growth management law was the requirement for it to be financially feasible.† She explained the County's plan is a rolling plan_&ū1_, and it is financially feasible ; and the County looks at it every year as part _&ķ1_of their budgeting process .† She advised regardless of whether the State requires the County's plan to be financially feasible or not, _'81__'91__':2__'<1__'=1__'>1__'?1_any long -range plan that the County has needs to be financially feasible_'K1_; and if not_'N1_, then they need to work on those plans .† Ms. Guillet n oted it was mostly a change in terminology and it gave the County the opportunity to show funded projects versu s un funded projects .
†††† Sharon Lynn, 1008 East Pebble Beach Circle, League of Women Voters of Seminole County, addressed the Board and stated she thinks the Board has demonstrated its appreciation for protecting the Countyís water supply.† In addition to amending the consumptive use permit, Ms. Lynn asked if there is a mechanism in the plan where the County would increase enforceable conservation measures.† She discussed tiered-rate structures, reclaimed water and irrigation systems.† She pointed out how almost every property in Altamonte Springs is connected to the reclaimed water system to irrigate lawns and landscaping, which the League is in favor of.†† Ms. Lynn stated the League hopes the population growth projections are accurate.† Central Florida is experiencing growth from people whose lives have been impacted by increasingly strong hurricanes and there is certainly the potential for increasing growth from climate change victims in years to come.
†††† Commissioner Constantine stated some of Ms. Lynnís recommendations seem extremely reasonable and asked if staff has considered any of those recommendations and whether or not they can incorporate any of them.† Mr. Wharton responded in regard to water rates, those things are codified by ordinance; but there are things staff can look into.† Commissioner Carey stated they already have tiered rates, they have been retrofitting neighborhoods, and every irrigation system that is connected to the Countyís water supply is inspected; so most of the things that are being suggested are things the County is already doing.† Chairman Horan commented the best thing is informed residents.† He asked how many of Ms. Lynnís suggestions are actually incorporated into the plan.† Mr. Wharton answered he would need the Environmental Services Department to answer that question; but he can get with Ms. Lynn and make sure her ideas are already covered, and if not, possibly bring something to the Board.
†††† Commissioner Dallari reminded that this is just a transmittal, which means it is not for final adoption so there is time to address some of these issues.† He wants to make sure that whatever position the Board takes, it is a strong enough position so that they are doing the right thing for the environment and also for the public.† Commissioner Henley discussed how years ago, the SJRWMD (St. Johns River Water Management District) fined the County almost $1 million for a violation in a certain area of their CUP (Consumptive Use Permit) for excessive usage.† He stated the County made a number of changes then to the point where they changed the cost to the high users and entered into a monitoring program and hired somebody for a period of time to move through the areas where there had been violations.† Chairman Horan asked when those changes were implemented, and Commissioner Henley answered several years ago.† Commissioner Carey explained they retrofitted five different subdivisions in the northwest corridor, which was where the violations were occurring and had the largest amount of use.† She pointed out the County just renewed a contract for a vendor to continue to do the inspections to the irrigation systems to make sure thereís no cross-contamination and provide testing in various areas.†
†††† Chairman Horan stated the County already uses a lot of reclaimed water, but they never have enough reclaimed water so they supplement with their CUP from Yankee Lake out of the St. Johns River.† Commissioner Henley pointed out the County also buys from Sanford when they have it available.† Ralph Terrero, Director of Environmental Services, addressed the Board and stated the County uses 100% of their reclaimed water for the reuse system.† They supplement that with surface water from the river, and the most they have used is about three million gallons per day.† The County has a permit of about 5.4 million gallons, so they try not to use everything that they have and they keep a water pressure that isnít excessive.† Mr. Terrero explained the County also uses Cato Environmental Services, Inc. to do reviews of the system, and they also do free evaluations in homes.† He stated in 2006, the County was using 20 to 21 million gallons of water per day, and they have reduced that to about 15 to 16 million gallons per day.† They have 2,000 additional customers than they did in 2006, so the reductions are working.
†††† † At Commissioner Careyís request, Mr. Terrero discussed the Countyís conservation program.† He mentioned the tiered-rate system and explained those rates are approved by the SJRWMD.† Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Terrero that the County has been a part of the Central Florida Water Initiative for over ten years, so they are not only taking every day best practices into play but also collaborating with other people around the state and around the country to see what other best practices the County can implement.†
†††† Ms. Guillet indicated that all of the different conservation practices and the Countyís efforts with respect to reclaimed water are included in the Water Supply Facilities Plan.† The plan thatís being adopted by reference through the Comprehensive Plan amendments actually addresses a lot of the things that Mr. Terrero just described.† Chairman Horan stated as he understands it, the reason they did it that way was so that if the County changed the Water Supply Plan, they donít have to change the text amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.††† Mr. Terrero stated it is all very dynamic.† They are trying to get the ASR (aquifer storage and recovery) injection well working so they can put more water in there even though all of the extra water they have from reclaimed water is put into the percolation ponds, which recharge the aquifer.† Chairman Horan stated the County always accepts the recommendations as far as the Water Supply Plan is concerned, and they are always open to recommendations and improvements from the public.† Ms. Guillet added many of the suggestions that Ms. Lynn made are addressed in the plan that is adopted by reference.†
†††† Commissioner Constantine stated it is clear that everyone understands that conservation is the cheapest, most sustainable, long-term answer to the water supply problem.† He expressed he wants to make sure that the Board takes a hard look at what they are doing and try to find some other things that they can do better.† Mr. Terrero communicated staff is always looking for improvements.† Commissioner Henley discussed how the Board has always operated in an attitude of continuous improvement in every operation.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated there were several projects that were recommended by the Central Florida Water Initiative, and he would like to see which projects are being initiated and which ones are going to be completed.† The Board discussed how the Central Florida Water Initiative came about, overwatering lawns and landscape requirements.
†††† Mary Ann Coffey, 303 Needles Trail, addressed the Board and stated the County is not doing a good job as protector of their water resources and there is a big problem with the northwest service area with water wasters.† She opined Seminole County residents have one of the highest water consumption rates in Central Florida while the water level of lakes and springs has been at historical low levels this past year, excluding Hurricane Irma.† She discussed how environmental impacts will cause loss of healthy lakes, water prices and billing structures.† Ms. Coffey encouraged the Board to become better stewards of the Countyís groundwater.† Chairman Horan asked Ms. Coffey what her source is for some of the information she provided today, and Ms. Coffey answered Mark Soskin, former consultant to SJRWMD.
†††† Gabrielle Milch, 252 Coble Drive, addressed the Board and stated she has worked for SJRWMD, was a water conservation coordinator for the City of Ocoee, worked as a stormwater manager for the City of Maitland, and worked for the County at various capacities.† Ms. Milch discussed the most important uses of water including growing food and how there is a lack of knowledge when it comes to caring for lawns.† She stated if the Board doesnít look for solutions, they are part of the problem.
†††† Danielle DeVoney, 267 Wexford Court, addressed the Board and stated she is an environmental engineer serving her career in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Public Health Service.† She expressed she is impressed by the conversation sheís heard today; however, the devil is often in the details.† Ms. DeVoney opined they need follow-up on some of the details.† They have had good conservation programs, but in the last two years there seems to be philosophical changes to those conservation programs.† The change in philosophy seems to be less funding.† She referred to the Capital Improvements Element Exhibits, which shows programs that are funded, and pointed out that the County is not funding planned projects to increase irrigation, and there doesnít seem to be a supporting economic analysis that shows the success of the previous programs.† She discussed increasing the Consumptive Use Permit and how that is not a long-range solution.† Ms. DeVoney opined the tiered-rate structure is not effective at reducing water usage; and when you couple the tiered-rate structure with the fixed charges and do an average, it is no longer tiered.
†††† Commissioner Henley stated it is evident that some citizens have a lack of knowledge of everything that has been done trying to deal with these things.† It was a concern for the drop in the aquifer that lead the Board to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars on Yankee Lake in order to be able to draw water out of the St. Johns River, clean it up and pump it back into the aquifer. Commissioner Carey stated it is good that the Comprehensive Land Plan references the Water Facility Plan because they can make changes to the Water Plan without having to come back and amend the Comprehensive Plan every time.† The County looks at the rate structure every year as part of the budgeting process, and they have a consultant that analyzes all of that.† She reiterated that the County has made a lot of changes over the years and thereís always room for improvement to protect their water resources.† Commissioner Carey stated she doesnít have an issue looking at the Water Supply Plan to make improvements to that, but referencing it in the Comprehensive Plan is the right thing to do so it doesnít have to be amended every time they want to improve the Water Supply Plan.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated at the appropriate time, he would like to get more information about funding of the conservation program, if it has been changed, and be briefed on it.† In regard to the Central Florida Water Resource Plan, he explained there have been some CIP (capital improvement project) plans that are put together, and they need to be looking at how those plans will be funded.† He asked for that information to be brought to the Board.† Commissioner Constantine urged the Board to keep looking at this and make sure they donít get complacent.† He wants to look at the things that are going on and see if they can do things better.
†††† Ms. Guillet stated from a staff standpoint and an implementation standpoint, staff is every bit as committed as the Board is to improving and becoming better.†† She thinks they received some great constructive input today and will commit to the Board that staff will continue the conversation and put together a process to continue an informal working group.† Commissioner Carey expressed having an informal working water group is a great idea.† She discussed an informal water group in the Ď80s that helped the Commission understand things they could do at Yankee Lake.† She stated education is the key and conservation is an important part of it, and the County needs to continue to get better.†
†††† Speaker Request Forms and a Written Comment Form were received and filed.
†††† Commissioner Constantine reminded this is just a transmittal, and he stated the County Manager and Mr. Terrero will be working with the informal group and when it comes back, the Board may be able to see even more changes.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve transmittal of proposed amendments to the text of the Potable Water, Conservation, and Capital Improvement Elements of the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan to implement the 2017 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan to the State and regional review agencies, as described in the proof of publication.
†††† Under discussion, Commissioner Dallari stated the County is doing an overall Stormwater Master Plan, and part of that plan is talking about how to provide pieces of that for water supply.† He explained they are also looking at an Overall Transportation Plan.† So if there is a need to move water around, either stormwater or potable, those two plans need to be looked at to see if there are savings that can be put into effect, such as putting in a waterline during a road project.† He clarified they havenít adopted those plans yet and are still in the process of looking into them.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
VON COMPANIES II LLC REZONE/Robert Von Herbulis
Agenda Item #46 Ė 2017-0376
†††† Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for a 6,000-square-foot office/warehouse on approximately 1.03 acres, located on the east side of Monroe Road, approximately 0.1 miles north of Church Street, Robert Von Herbulis, received and filed.
†††† Jeff Hopper, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and presented the Item as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.† Mr. Hopper pointed out the property is kind of L shaped on the east end.† He explained the dog-leg area projecting to the north consists of drainage easements and conservation easements and will not be developed under the terms of the PD.† The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval and staff also recommends approval of the request.
†††† Maverick Von Herbulis, 790 Monroe Road, on behalf of the Applicant, addressed the Board and stated he agrees with staffís recommendation and is available if the Board has any questions.
†††† With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #46, and public input was closed.
†††† Commissioner Carey explained this is an example of where there was an existing PD and the economy got bad and things expired and now they are back as the economy starts to recover for the same entitlement that they had before.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt Ordinance #2017-42 enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development); and approve the associated Development Order for a 6,000-square-foot office/warehouse on approximately 1.03 acres, located on the east side of Monroe Road, approximately 0.1 miles north of Church Street, as described in the proof of publication; Robert Von Herbulis, Applicant.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Chairman Horan recessed the meeting at 2:53 p.m., reconvening at 3:00 p.m.
†††† Commissioner Henley requested an update on Rolling Hills.† Ms. Guillet stated the County is still back and forth with the State on some of the due diligence items that staff has to produce for them.† Chairman Horan pointed out as part of the Consent Agenda today, the Board approved to extend the Rolling Hills contract for another period of time.† Joe Abel, Director of Leisure Services, addressed the Board and confirmed staff has been working with both the State and E Sciences Inc. on what needs to be done as far as remediation and remedial work on the property.† They are waiting for the latest results from the last round which is basically trying to close the loop around all of the areas where they have identified arsenic.† Mr. Abel stated he thinks they are down to a couple areas and they are out for testing on those to close those loops.† He explained they have simultaneously been working on the remediation plan that will go to the State for final approval on what the process is.† The preliminary conversations with the State have been very favorable and they have agreed with the direction staff is going and what they are proposing to be done as part of the remediation process.† Staff is in the process of finalizing those loops and putting some numbers to that so they will know what the estimated cost will be.†
†††† Mr. Abel expressed his hope is that staff will hear something in the next couple weeks that will close all those open ends and get a final report to the State by the 1st of December.† He added staff would like to hear something from the State on an approval of the remediation plan, the attack of what would need to be done and an agreement on everything moving forward before Christmas.† Mr. Abel assured staff is working with the landowners and keeping them informed with what is going on knowing that they would like to have this occur as quickly as possible.†
†††† Commissioner Constantine and Mr. Abel discussed the price of mitigation for a park versus a residential or commercial use property and different levels of remediation.† Commissioner Dallari thanked the property owner for extending the agreement again, and he hopes this is the last time they have to extend it.
†††† Commissioner Carey discussed the Countyís travel policy.† She stated in 2014, they amended the travel policy and split the money into individual assignments ($1,800 per commission office) to each of the Commissioners for their office to operate.† At that time, they removed the definition of ďlocal vicinity,Ē which was a 60-mile travel radius from this office.† She expressed when she sees expense reports that are reimbursing Commissioners for an overnight stay when the distance is less than 32 miles of travel, it causes her to have some concern.† She wanted to see if there was any interest from the Board to go back and look at the travel policy or maybe add their definition of local vicinity as a 60-mile radius.† Commissioner Henley explained that he gave permission to Commissioner Constantine to use a portion of his money if Commissioner Constantine ran over.† He discussed various reasons why Commissioners use or donít use their $1,800 allowance.† Commissioner Henley stated he told the County Manager that should Commissioner Constantine run short, she could go ahead and make a transfer from his allowance for Commissioner Constantine to utilize, and she has the authority to make internal transfers in the budget. Discussion ensued regarding the transfer.
†††† Commissioner Carey asked if the Board wants to bring back the local travel vicinity of 60 miles in the travel policy.† Commissioner Dallari discussed why he doesnít charge for his travel.† He then explained why he does not have an issue with someone staying overnight while attending a conference.† Chairman Horan asked if they are allocating enough money and how far Commissioner Constantine is over his allocation.† Ms. Guillet answered her initial calculation is about $200 and change.† Chairman Horan explained the problem is the Commissioners donít all have the same usage because they are all on different committees that require more or less travel and overnight stays than others.† Commissioner Carey agreed that they all operate differently as elected officials.† She suggested so they arenít violating their own policy, they may need to go back and pool the money together.† They also need to make sure their assistants are charging the items to the correct line.
†††† Commissioner Carey stated they need to go back and look at their travel policy.† Commissioner Henley indicated if they need to amend the policy to say that the money can be spent for an overnight stay when necessary, he doesnít have a problem with that; but he would not want to eliminate it and have a policy that it cannot happen.† Commissioner Carey replied that the policy would need to be amended to say that any Commissioner who had money still available in their travel budget would have the ability to allocate it to another Commissioner without having Board approval.
†††† Chairman Horan directed the County Manager to take those suggestions and bring the Board something they can look at and approve so there are no issues in the future.† No objections were voiced.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to reappoint Gayle Hair to the Animal Control Board for a one-year term; reappoint Mark Wesson and Marti Chan to the Contractor Examiners Board for one-year terms; appoint Deborah Schafer to the Historical Commission for a two-year term; appoint Emily Hanna to the Parks & Preservation Advisory Commission for a three-year term; and appoint Susan Sherman to the SCOPA Board for a four-year term.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Commissioner Careyís Advisory Board Openings Report was received and filed.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-181 in appreciation of service on the Historical Commission by Esther McKean; appropriate Resolution #2017-R-182 in appreciation of service on the Parks & Preservation Advisory Commission by David Moss; and appropriate Resolution #2017-R-183 in appreciation of service on the SCOPA Board by Mike McLean.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Commissioner Carey thanked staff and the Countyís vendors for the debris removal in the northwest area of the county and discussed the damage done by Hurricane Irma.
†††† Commissioner Carey stated she had the opportunity to MC the Servants of the People luncheon and discussed the event.
†††† In regard to the Sanford Airport Authority, Commissioner Carey reported domestic travel is up 17% from last year; international travel is up 5% from last year; and total passenger year-to-date is 2.43 million, which is up 6.5% from last year.
†††† Commissioner Carey stated she attended the Veterans Day celebration in Sanford and presented the Resolution that was approved by the Board.† She noted it was well attended.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to appoint Paul Janke as the liaison for the MSBU for Horseshoe Lake.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Paul Jankeís liaison application was received and filed.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated MetroPlan Orlando received a grant from the Federal Government for $12 million to refit the UCF area for pedestrian safety, which has been going on for several months.† He said he will keep the Board abreast on the topic.† The area has been an issue for a while, and he believes this grant will go a long way to help solve it.†
†††† Commissioner Dallari reported issues with traffic management in some Chuluota neighborhoods.† He asked staff to look at traffic management in existing neighborhoods in the Transportation Master Plan.† He doesnít know what the answer is, but there are some existing roads in that area that have speed tables and those roads are pushing traffic on some existing roads that donít have any traffic management.† He would like staff to look at that and come up with a solution for not just this area but countywide for existing neighborhoods that have cut-through issues and to try to manage speed and issues that cut-through traffic could bring into existing neighborhoods.† Commissioner Dallari suggested that is something the Board should look at from a policy standpoint.† No objections were voiced.
†††† Commissioner Dallari commended Commissioner Constantine on his trip to the European Union to attend a water summit.† He asked Commissioner Constantine to give the Board a briefing at the next meeting regarding what transpired, and Commissioner Constantine replied he would.
†††† Commissioner Constantine reported he was honored to speak during Constitutional Week for the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and discussed the event.† He also participated in a roundtable discussion at UCF on hurricane preparedness; and he was requested by John Bersia, Special Assistant to the President of UCF, to write a white paper on the issue.† He attended the MetroPlan Orlando yearly Transportation Disadvantaged meeting and it was very enlightening.
†††† Commissioner Constantine stated LYNX and Regional Planning Council (RPC) meetings will be coming up before the next meeting.† He explained earlier today, an Orange County Commissioner started to discuss a potential second interchange for the Wekiva Parkway, but the Commission rejected it completely.† Commissioner Constantine noted the City of Apopka has also rejected it.† He stated this has been something that is codified in statute with the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act in 2004.† Very little, if anything, has changed in that statute.† The project is now on time and on budget.† They are there to build the road and protect the river.† He suggested the Board lend their voices to say there should be no other interchange.† This was an agreement made many years ago and there is no need to change it because it would cost millions of dollars, delays and possible lawsuits.† He requested consensus of the Board to say they are not in support of changing the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act and adding another interchange.
†††† Commissioner Carey commented that at the last Expressway Authority meeting, Mayor Dyer, Chairman of the Expressway Authority, asked that a presentation be made at the December meeting to brief the board on what is going on.† She stated she serves on the Expressway Authority board to voice the concerns of this Board and also on the Wekiva Basin Commission.† Itís their job to make sure that the documents that have been adopted and in place for many years are followed.† She stated she would like to hear from the rest of the Board if they support Commissioner Constantineís request.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated he would support that the plan needs to be left in place.† They made a commitment to other elected officials and to the people of Central Florida, and he believes they need to honor that commitment.† He suggested a letter with the Chairmanís signature ratifying that be sent to the appropriate authorities so people understand what the Boardís position is.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to send a letter to the appropriate authorities with the Chairmanís signature on behalf of the Board establishing the position that the Board is against the consideration of a new interchange.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Commissioner Dallari stated it is important in the letter to state they need to abide by the plan that everyone agreed to.† Commissioner Constantine explained the County Manager was at almost every meeting in 2003/04 regarding the Wekiva Study Commission, so she is well aware of how hard that was to put together.† He opined she will have ample information from her own experience to put together a letter of keeping with the plan.† Chairman Horan stated with all due respect to the Lake County Commission, the BCC is looking at it from a regional point of view and they are not meaning to step on Lake Countyís toes.† He added the Board thinks it is better regionally to stick with the plan.† Commissioner Constantine stated he has heard that other than the person who pushed it, some of them are reconsidering their position.††
†††† Chairman Horan stated he received a tour from the Public Works Department of the flooded areas in the Geneva area and discussed the substantial decrease in the amount of water in that area.† He noted the high water level at Lake Jesup and how it is slowly going down as well.† He explained when all is said and done, the Emergency Management Division is going to sit down and take all of the data from the storm event and determine if they are dealing with a new normal.
†††† Chairman Horan announced the Alliance for Regional Transportation, an initiative of the Orlando Economic Partnership, has hired Jim Hartmann as its primary consultant.† In the past, Tim Giuliani, Executive Director of the Orlando Economic Partnership, and Mr. Hartmann did a similar multi-county initiative with regard to transportation.†
†††† Chairman Horan stated Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. continues to do well in Sanford and just recently celebrated the opening of their new addition with Governor Scott.
†††† Chairman Horan participated in Constitution Day at Lyman High School and spoke to two classes.† Commissioner Carey commented she appreciates the fact that DAR continues to do Constitution Week every year and takes it into the high schools.††
† †† †C hairman Horan informed he, along with Osceola Count y Chairman Brandon Arrington and Mayor Jacobs, s_[◊1_ent a letter to Wes Mau l , interim Director of the Florida Division of E_[Í2_mergency Management , relating to the Puerto _%_Rican evacuees that are coming into the state .† He explained right now, there are about 150,000 evac uees in Florida; and by the end of the year, they expect to have_\<1_ 123 ,000 more _\X1_.† O ut of the citizens who are still in Puerto Rico, there are 9 60,000 who _\r1_are eligible to _\w3_apply for temporary shelter as sist ance, which is about a third of the population.† Chairman Horan stated as artic u lated in the lett_\°1_er , the local governments have no _\®1_means and re_\ę2_sources to re_\Į1_spond in a _\≤2_meaning ful way _\∂1_to evac uees who come to _\Ő1_a place where they may or may _\”1_not have a system of support . They are quickly coming to the point where they just will not have the re sources , the housing , or the _]A2_medical facilities no _]F2_matter what the_]J1_ government is giving the_]O1__]P1_ evacuees.† In regard to schools, more than 37 0 children from Puerto Rico have register ed in Seminole County, and there are about 1,500 new school children in Osceola County and Orange County.
†††† Chairman Horan stated the crux of the letter was that t here needs to b e a plan,_]ď1_ and the plan has to be resourced by the _]ú1__"_state and the federal government because the local governments are _]•1__]¶2__]®1_going to get over_]¨1__]≠1__]ģ2_whelmed .† S ince the letter went out, they have had one conference call with Mr. Maul; and yesterday, Governor Scott had a meeting in Orange County with Mayor Jacobs in which Mayor Jacobs was very frank about the capacity of local governments i n the region.
†††† C hairman Horan explained staff is working through Emergency Management _^j1__^k1__^l1__^m1__^n2__^p1_to try to identify the _^u1_im pact of the evac ue es t he county might get and what resources_^á2_ they would need.† And i n _^ź2_relation to that , there is also the home less ness problem that the schools have.† The school system defines homeless differently than the County does:† If a school child is on somebody 's couch or is in a hotel or is in a _^◊1_shelt er , under M cKinney-Vento requirements that are applic able to the schools,†those children are considered at ris_^Ô1_k and home less , so therefore they have to react to them.† T he County had a _^ų2_meeting with the Seminole County Public Schools Chairman Amy Lockhart, Superintendent Walter Griffin, and their social service leaders so the County could coordinate the data they have with the data the _%_County has.
†††† C hairman Horan stated he is working _`!1__`"3__`%1_with other regional leade rs towards a solution and ask ed the Board to _`A1_im press upon their po lit ical lead ers at the s tate_`M1_ and f ederal level that they need an _`W1_action plan in Central Florida _`^1_to address this very unique situation .† He cautioned the other aspect of it is, the Board may end up in a situation of _`©2_h aving to say no at some particular point because the local governments can't re spond in a _`∂2_meaning ful way to the evacuees that want to come here or the federal government is evacuating to this location. He urged it is an issue of an emergent nature and they really need the help of the state and federal governments .
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
†††† The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Postcards (6) received with the following statement: ďDear Commissioners Please add a resolution opposing single-use plastic shopping bags to the agenda for your November 14, 2017, meeting,Ē signed Rhonda Vammen, 708 Grandview Ave., Altamonte Springs; Katrina Shadix, 995 Oklahoma St., Oviedo; Rhonda Cave, 229 Woodridge Dr., Geneva; Jean D. Cave, 235 Broadmoor Rd., Lake Mary; Jon B. Cave, 2280 Packard Ave., Oviedo; and Dane Shadix, 995 Oklahoma St., Oviedo.
2. Letter dated October 5, 2017, from Joel Greenberg, Seminole County Tax Collector, to Bryant Applegate and Chairman Horan re: Voluntary Collection Agreement for Airbnb, Inc.
3. Letter dated October 20, 2017, from Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, City of Apopka, to Chairman Horan re: Opposing any change to the original Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act with regard to another interchange on the Wekiva Parkway.
4. Letter dated October 24, 2017, from Chairman Horan to Theo Hollerbach re: recognition of his service on the Seminole County Tourism Development Council.
5. Notice of Public Hearings from the City of Lake Mary to consider a Final Plat for Griffin Farm at Midtown, a mixed-use subdivision to be held on November 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. by the Planning and Zoning Board and December 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. by the Mayor and City Commission in the City of Lake Mary Commission Chambers.
6. Letter dated November 2, 2017, from Traci Houchin, Deputy City Clerk, City of Sanford, to the Board of County Commissioners re: Ordinance #4425, Annexation request for 11 acres between 8th St. and Celery Ave. and between Casa Marine Pl. and S. Scott Ave.
7. Letter dated November 2, 2017, from Traci Houchin, Deputy City Clerk, City of Sanford, to the Board of County Commissioners re: Ordinance #4426, Annexation request for 18.05 acres between W. 1st St. and St. Johnís Parkway and between S. White Cedar Rd. and Central Park Dr.
8. Letter dated November 7, 2017, from Leslie Campione, Lake County Commissioner, District 4, to Chairman Horan and County Commissioners, re: Supporting a fourth interchange on the Wekiva Parkway at CR 435.
REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
Item #47 Ė 2017-0420
†††† The gavel was surrendered to the Deputy County Attorney, Lynn Porter-Carlton, to act as temporary Chairman to the BCC.† Ms. Porter-Carlton opened the floor to nominations for Chairman.
Commissioner Dallari nominated Commissioner Horan for Chairman.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to close the nominations for Chairman.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Ms. Porter-Carlton advised that protocol would dictate that since there are no other nominations, Commissioner John Horan is Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2017/2018.
†††† Ms. Porter-Carlton passed the gavel to Commissioner Horan who resumed the position of Chairman.†
†††† Chairman Horan opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman and Commissioner Henley nominated Commissioner Constantine for Vice Chairman.
†††† Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to close the nominations for Vice Chairman.
†††† Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
†††† Since there are no other nominations, Commissioner Constantine is now Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2017/2018.
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
†††† †Nallan Chari, 1911 North Street, addressed the Board and read his submitted comments (received and filed) regarding the flooding in his backyard due to Hurricane Irma and a stormwater retention pond into the record.† Ms. Guillet stated staff went to the retention pond Dr. Chari is referring to and did some cleanup on the Countyís facilities, and then the storm happened.† Dr. Chari presented pictures (received and filed) he took yesterday of his backyard.† Chairman Horan asked if Dr. Chari is asking the Board to do something besides what staff has already done.† Dr. Chari answered yes and added he is asking the Board to make it a priority to do something with the retention pond.† He was told there were some capital projects in the works a long time ago for the pond but nothing ever materialized to the extent of minimizing the problem.
†††† Chairman Horan discussed how this situation arose based on comments Dr. Chari and staff made at the October 10 meeting.† Commissioner Carey explained this has always been a retention pond that the County has had some impact to so she expected staff to go out there and look at the situation.† Itís not only a stormwater pond for the county but for others around there as well.† She stated she is looking to staff to make a recommendation. †Ms. Guillet stated it is not one of the Countyís facilities.† Staff did go out there and do some cleanup work, but itís not part of the Countyís system.† Commissioner Carey asked why the County has an easement going to the stormwater pond if their water isnít going to the pond.† Ms. Guillet answered there are a number of easements all over the county that maintain the prior network of stormwater patterns.† So just because there is an easement, that doesnít mean that itís a County facility.† She stated staff can go back out and see if there is something that is appropriate for the County to do; but there are a lot of stormwater facilities that are not part of the County system and are not County facilities, so they are not in a position to correct those kinds of deficiencies.
†††† Commissioner Carey asked if the countyís stormwater is having some impact on Dr. Chariís pond.† Chairman Horan opined Hurricane Irma had some impact.† Commissioner Carey explained the pond takes water from a lot of different places and it is her understanding that some of the countyís stormwater still does impact that pond.† Ms. Guillet responded she doesnít know to what extent and she would have to get with the Public Works Department to answer that.† She stated staff will look into it.† Commissioner Carey expressed when North Street was improved, there should have been improvements made that would change the stormwater direction and she thinks that may have happened.† She would like to hear back from the engineers that went out there and looked at Dr. Chariís pond as to what, if anything, they are suggesting the County does.
†††† Commissioner Henley pointed out drainage from Victoria Park, which was built up on a hill, mixes into the same retention pond.† Chairman Horan discussed the easement, and Ms. Guillet explained the easement is not dedicated to the County government; it is to the benefit of the public.† Dr. Chari discussed how the drainage from Victoria Park has an impact to the retention pond.† He opined that no attention has been paid to come up with some type of an outlet system or recycling the water from the pond to somewhere else.† He offered to come up with ideas to help the County find a solution and even suggested the County buy three properties near the retention pond to expand it.
†††† Commissioner Dallari summarized that Dr. Chari is asking the Board to find out who has what ownership and also if there are any other issues that can be addressed.† Commissioner Carey stated they just need to hear back from staff.† Commissioner Dallari agreed that staff needs to do some research and bring it to the Board.† Ms. Guillet stated they will have somebody go out there again to take a look at it because conditions have changed since the storm, and they will do whatever is appropriate for them to do with public resources.
†††† Dr. Chari discussed pumping the County has done and requested that the Board collaborate with the FDOT because they are digging more ponds, and maybe some of his water could be pumped to those ponds.† Chairman Horan asked Ms. Guillet to look into it and report back to the Board.
†††† Speaker Request Form was received and filed.
†††† There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 4:03 p.m., this same date.