May 17, 2007
Call to order:Chairman called meeting of May 17th 2007 to order 7:05 pm at the Orange Boating Club.
A sign in sheet was passed around, so a list of attendees is available.
Minutes: Chairman King asked if the minutes to be accepted from April 19th, 2007, one change per Danny Deciryan the word was typed give should have been given, correction made and minutes where accepted.Reports by other members:
- A power point presentation was give by John Post with The Turnpike Authority on their Hazmat Department, and how they responded to hazards material spills anywhere on the turnpike.
- The turnpike gave about a 20 slide presentation on their standards and regulatory requirements for these hazardous material. John explained about how first responders in the county are trained for about any type product spill on the turnpike roadways. He stated with technology, a product list is at their figure tips and how to respond to it. He also stated that Seminole County knows what is on every truck carrying hazardous materials crossing Lake Jesup, as there is a process in place for that information. The Turnpike goal is to have to road open in no more than 90 minutes. Questions were asked after the power point and the Friends of Lake Jessup felt more informed about how the Turnpike authority was prepared to respond to a hazardous spill into Jesup.
- The Turnpike gave us a copy of the power point to e-mail to our group.
- Scott Bear e-mailed an update on the 46 bridge, they are moving forward with having a contract sign with the designed and engineered firm to start the bridge later this year and have complete by 2010.
- Pete Milam of the Army Core gave an update on; there will be a meeting June 14 in Palatka, where more modeling will be discussed and along with the channel options. There where many question asked and discussed about the history of these channels, along with government cut and which channels should be reopened and why.
- Pete also discussed the guideline by what the 1135 scope is and that they must stay within those guidelines. Discussion was about width and depth of channeled and how that would affect the water flow into Jessup. Pete will be scanning some old document on the channel history and will be e-mail them to the group.
- Robert King spoke about how little water was actually on the surface of Lake Jessup. He stated with the small amount of rain there may now be a few inches of water on the lake surface.
There where many other items on the agenda but time ran out.
Our next meeting will be June 21st at 7 pm at The Orange Boat Club.
Adjourned at 9:15