November 16, 2006 7:00 PM
ORANGE BOATING CLUB
D R A F T M I N U T E S
Call to Order - Chairman King called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.
Introductions - Chairman King asked for self introductions.
Minutes - The minutes of the October 2006 meetings were accepted as presented.
Correspondence - Chairman King went over email correspondence received and copied in the agenda package.
- Presentation to City of Winter Springs scheduled for Nov. 27.
- Participation on a discussion panel presentation at the Florida Stormwater Assoc. Conference on Nov. 29
- Bridge project back on schedule
- Navigability question response from Congressman Feeney's office
Reports of other members
SR 46 Bridge - Scott Bear, CH2MHill - Mr. Bear reported that the bridge project is indeed back on schedule for advertisement for letters of interest on Jan. 18, 2007 and contract award in July 2007.
He reported that a permit issue has come up having to do with mitigation for a FDEP conservation easement, which in essence requires double mitigation for impacts to 2+ acres. The agency is trying to come up with a plan, which could include building the culvert under SR 46. The biggest problem he said is a time constraint in getting the property agreement prior to advertisement in January.
Mr. Bear asked Chairman King to check again on the status of the bridge naming.
1135 Modeling - Pete Milam, ACE - Chairman King reported that Mr. Milam was not going to be in attendance. He said the only information he had came from a conversation with a team member, Bob Chappell, who said he had everything he needed to complete his report.
Regina Lovings Morse, SJRWMD, said she had received a report from the ACE but had not had an opportunity to review it.
Site 10/Muck Disposal - Ed Hayes, FFWCC - Mr. Hayes gave an overview of a meeting with Sanford to discuss wastewater disposal options, which includes sending a third to Volusia County, some to the city of Winter Springs, some to the Orlando Sanford Airport and to some to stormwater ponds. He said the report should be ready for the Legislative Delegation in December.
Mr. Hayes said someone needs to be designated to request the funds and someone has to administer the funds.
Mr. Hayes reported the mitigation plan is not yet complete, because of the duration of the project, 10 to 1 mitigation is being suggested, which would be in the amount of 2000+ acres. He said Sanford will allow 1 to 1 or a little more on site, but the rest would have to go off site, which would require the purchase of property and FFWCC can't buy or own property.
Chairman King reported he learned in a meeting with County Commissioner Bob Dallari that their consultant, CDM, is also working on regional solutions to wastewater disposal and will be proposing that the Friends support the concept of hanging a pipe on the SR 417 bridge to get reclaimed water over to Winter Springs.
- Legislative Delegation recommendation
- Chairman King and the group discussed the drafted points for the comment to the Legislative Delegation.
He said, unless the group was strongly against the move, he is going to ask for regulatory relief from the permitting process with regard to Site 10. He said it will be very narrowly drafted so as not to set a precedent.
He also proposed that language be included about who would receive the funds to purchase and manage the mitigation property. The group was in favor of suggesting Seminole County Natural Lands.
Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned at 9 p.m.