August 17, 2006 7:00 PM
OVIEDO PUBLIC LIBRARY
D R A F T M I N U T E S
Call to Order - Chairman King called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Introductions - Chairman King asked for self introductions.
Special Presentation - Amy Raub, Seminole County Natural Lands, made a presentation and solicited volunteers for once or twice yearly cleanup of the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area.
Minutes - The minutes of the July 2006 meeting were accepted as presented with the exception of a clarification by Ed Hayes, FFWCC, to Item H, first paragraph, fourth sentence, which should read "not responding to requests for information from FFWCC."
Reports of other members
State Road 46 Bridge - Scott Bear, CH2MHill Mr. Bear distributed the RFP package which should be advertised in January 2007, with construction slated to begin in Summer of 2007.
Mr. Bear reported that they may have a solution to the easement issue.
Mr. Bear could not confirm that FDOT had confirmed that the bridge had been officially named. He said he would check further.
ACOE Model Report - Kevin Buck, Congressman Feeney's office, Mr. Buck was not in attendance but Chairman King reported that Mr. Buck had forwarded a copy of the model report to him. He summarized that the model determined that opening Channel C and closing Government Cut would have the greatest effect on the lake. He said the biggest flaw in the model report shows all of the flow going through Government Cut when it is hydraulically restricted. Chairman King said he will follow through with Congressman Feeney's office to make sure that the Friends have input before the model is finalized.
BMAP update - Chairman King listed all of the upcoming basin-related meetings.
Chairman King said a subcommittee is working on filling information gaps and Seminole County is going to do its own water sampling study. He said he has suggested some sites to Seminole County and asked for input from the group as to other sites.
Site 10/Muck Disposal - Ed Hayes, FFWCC, reported that he has been working on a mitigation plan, classifying wetlands and ground-truthing and will so be assigning values to the wetlands based on wildlife usage.
Mr. Hayes said about 200 acres would be impacted.
He said he is trying to put a meeting together with Sanford sometime in September.
Barbara Bess, FDEP, reported that the department had responded to a couple of compliance complaints which resulted in the issuance of deficiency letters to the City of Sanford.
Mr. Hayes said a plan for Sanford's water needs to be drafted by December in time for the legislative session. He said the city has assured them they would meet that goal.
Danny DeCiryan, SSWCC, said he would look into the status of the beneifical use projects.
State Road 417 - Chairman King gave an overview on the status of communications with Turnpike enterprise regarding the Advanced Notification. He said a copy of correspondences from Henry Pinzon, project manager was included in the agenda package.
SJRWMD > - Regina Lovings Morse gave a report on the list of water supply assessment projects on which the City of Winter Spring's Surface Water Withdrawal Project is listed. Ms. Morse suggested that Chairman King resubmit the friends written comment because it appeared Winter Springs had alternative sources of funding.
In Basin Mitigation Project - Barbara Bess, FDEP, reported she will have a mitigation ratios report for the September meeting.
SSWCC - Danny DeCiryan reported the group has proposed renaming the park at eh end of South Sanford Avenue after Rob Jasmin. Mr. DeCiryan said it might be helpful to have the Friends support. Chairman King asked Mr. DeCiryan to get the proposal to him and he would email it to the Friends.
Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.