Friends of Lake Jesup
East Branch (Oviedo) Seminole County Library
Chairman Robert King called meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
Minutes read and approved by the group.
Ed Torres, Seminole County, made a presentation on storm water. There are 21 conceptual projects on the North and South shores of the lake. There are 14 feasible site for things such as phosphorus removal. Need to refine H&H model, an outline of potential retrofit sites. Cameron Ave Project have a basin area of 216 acres. Ideal facility 25 acre Wet Det. Pond, 28 acres Herbaceous wetlands, and want to create 5 acre wetland cells. Plan is 30% complete. Navy Canal is 1368 acre with an ideal facility 5-8 acre wet detention pond. Mellonville Ave is 346 acres 11 acre wet pond, the wetland includes flood attenuation. Upcoming project 3 million dollars for projects in Lake Jesup. Will be used in the south shore. Maitland WWPT , Deer Run / Red Bug Lake Outfall retrofit and other projects and retrofits.
Regina Loving, SJRWMD, said the water nutrient budget that was done in 2000 reported that loading for Lake Jesup and surrounding tributaries is 65 metric tons. All the projects with Seminole County are being used help reduce that by 50%. The Florida Forever draft report is out it has yet to be finalized. The report tells how the projects will be funded. $300,000 two years ago and $1.75 million this year to go towards stonewater retrofit projects. The report talks about the 5-year plan asked for $12.2 million over the 5 years and have spent $800,000 of it on the Howell Creek basin restoration. The draft list handed out a few months ago about mitigation still needs to be reviewed by all parties involved before bringing a finalized list. Next meeting will have the finalized with someone from permit data services and Tony Miller or Glen Lowe here to answer questions. Preliminary report looks like approximately 4,000 acres outside the basin. Discussion followed regarding mitigation credits and transfer of credits.
Chairman King, reported, that DEP is developing the Unified Mitigation Assessment Method mandated by the legislature. It says that all agencies involved in permitting must agree to use this new method. The draft report is very poorly written. If the agencies do not adopt this into their standard operating procedures then it does not become law. This document will completely undo value of Lake Jesup as a stand-alone basin.
Ed Hayes, FWCC, brought the final copy of preliminary report. Design drawings for the disposal facility were supposed to be done today. They will be ready by next meeting. The bids for the disposal facility are out on the street for development of site. Pre-bid conference scheduled for December 20 on the site. Bid opening is in early January. District has concerns about the final design of the project. Remediation report is still unknown when it will be finished. Designs are site specific. If site is lost so is money. Money must be encumbered by January 15, 2003. They will have meeting with Seminole County to mesh the two projects together. By January meeting the time limit for encumbering money will be up. Bid proposal will be in.
Scott Bear, FDOT, the draft reports were submitted in the end of October. Feed back on these reports will come soon. Waiting on the Corp. for approval. Verbal support from the Corp. should come in January to allow for a public meeting to present a preferred alternative. Money must be encumbered by June or it will be lost. Consultant should be locked in by May. Engineering report will talk about turn lanes and the fate of the fish camps. At the last public hearing traffic operations will be there to answer questions. This hearing is planned for March.
Chairman King, reported, that Pete Milam says his modelers had met with the District. He is going as fast as he can without getting rid of anything important. He is planning a meeting with the modeler for the middle of December. The modelers will then be sent into a full run until they come up with a plan. Bill, Tom, Steve, FDOT and CH2Mhill expressed interest in going.
SGTV video has been pushed way back. May be a couple months.
Chairman King, reported, that everything is ready to setup the front page of the WebPage and add links to the agencies. The group must come up with the text for the front page. This will be done by email. The individual links will be decided on in January. Want to have the page up by January.
Chairman King, reported, year and ½ ago sent the friends letter to Winter Springs on lake shore protection ordinance. The City of Winter Springs did not take action at first. Now they have order a full-scale investigation of the boat dock ordinance. Dean Clemmons has volunteered to follow up on it. It is up to the chairman to contact Dean.
Chairman King, reported, new district 3 representative is Sandy Adams. She will open her office soon. Trisha is her new aid. David Mealor was reelected. Both are proponents for the lake. Appointments are pending with both reps....
Chairman King, reported, Doug Charles was still interested in pursuing a project on the stone street property south of lake Jesup. The chairman is in contact with Mr Charles and the FWCC and will follow up on a possible effort between them.
Chairman King, stated, that the positive reinforcement letter to SJRWMD was put on hold for the mitigation reviews to come in. The letter will be on hold till January.
Chairman King, reported, that no representatives from Seminole County, Oviedo, or Winter Springs are present, and he will follow up on each for next meeting.
Chairman King, reported, that there has been no movement on the Natural Lands appointment.
Chairman King, reported, that Natural Lands made a bid for Cliffton Springs.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:11 p.m.