June 15th, 2006 7:00 PM
Oviedo Public Library
D R A F T M I N U T E S
Call to Order - Chairman Robert King called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
Introductions - Chairman Robert King asked for self-introductions.
Approval of Minutes of April 20th meeting - Accepted as presented.
Correspondence – Chairman Robert King reported on an email from Barbara Bess, FDEP, who was asked with regard to some permit applications to summarize the Friends position on the OHWL.
1135 project/Channel C – Chairman King summarized the discussion on Channel C from the last meeting in which Pete Milam, USACE, suggested the FLJ not pursue Channel C. He stated he had not heard anything more from Mr. Milam, who was not in attendance that evening.
The group further discussed the subject of Channel C and it was concluded that work should go forward on the 1135 project regardless and that Channel C could be addressed at another time.
Regina Lovings Morse, SJRWMD, said the request for the match money would be in the fiscal year budget.
Advance Notice/SR417 - Chairman King said the group needed to draft a comment in response to the advance notification.
Chairman King presented some draft comments for the group to discuss.
Tom McCord, Black Hammock Association, said he wanted to include a letter he had received from Carol Browner, addressing the issue of stormwater runoff off the bridge.
Cecilia Height, Sierra Club, said to make sure that the comment included at notation that any impacts to wetlands needed to be mitigated in-basin.
Alison Stettner, Turnpike Enterprise, said the group could include anything it wanted to in the response. She said the group could comment at anytime and often during the process.
SR46 bridge – Scott Bear, CH2MHill – Mr. Bear reported FDOT will advertise in October for the design/build team. The group will be informed which three teams will be bidding on the project.
Mr. Bear said issues addressed by the group, such as continuation of the web site, and attendance by a member of the design/build team or the CEI team, are to be reviewed in a meeting with the WMD on May 30.
Chairman King reported that the Legislature has passed the naming resolution. Mr. Bear asked that Mr. King please confirm that the Governor signs the bill so that the name – George C. Means Memorial Bridge – can be included in the RFP.
SJRWMD – Regina Lovings Morse – Ms. Morse reported on a presentation made on the Solary Canal project. She said final deign would be completed by the end of the year.
She reported that the Navy & Cameron projects are under construction.
She reported on a study being done at the Howell Creek weir.
She reported the district had received $.5 million for the pay-for-performance program.
Site 10 – Ed Hayes, FFWCC – Mr. Hayes reported that he had met with the City of Sanford and felt they had come up with some workable options for the disposal of the city’s wastewater, which would free up Site 10.
Mr. Hayes said he had met with the permitting folks and he was less than optimistic that he could permit the site. He said he didn’t think he could meet the requirements that the agencies have indicated that the project would have to meet. Mr. Hayes said the lack of the disposal site would affect the bridge project because there would be nowhere to dispose of the material dredged from Channel B.
Mr. Hayes said he had been told that some of the road blocks include disturbing forested wetlands, which would have to be replace at a higher than 1 to 1 basis.
Chairman King said he would discuss the situation with FDEP.
Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.