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Approved Sep 12, 2000 - Stormwater Task Force Minutes


September 12, 2000

The Santa Rosa County Stormwater Task Force met on the above date with the following members present:  Chairman Geoffrey Maddux, Alan Miller, John Harper, Debbie Dawsey, Frances Dunham, Dr. Enid Sisskin, Steve Duncan and jack Sanborn.  Also present was Hunter Walker, County Administrator, Roger Blaylock, County Engineer, Dr. Joe Lepo and Kristen Andersen, Planning and Zoning Director.  Vernon Compton and Mark Cotton wer absent.  Chairman Maddux called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Duncan moved approval of August 22, 2000 minutes, which was seconded by Dawsey and carried by unanimous vote.  Maddux signed recommendation letter to the BCC concerning the Stormwater Master Plan and Walker agreed to forward it to the BCC.

Mike Donahoe, Santa Rosa County Extension Services, was present and gave information and a slide show presentation to the board concerning best management practices on agricultural land.  Discussion took place among board members and Donahoe.

Mickey Diamond, a local farmer, was present and discussed best management practices on agriculture land and practices that farmers are using today.  Discussion took place among board members and Diamond.

Sanborn discussed his concerns with septic tank effluent disposal.  Discussion took place among board members.  Dawsey moved for the Stormwater Task Force send a recommendation to the BCC to look into disposal sites for septic tank efluent, which was seconded by Sanborn and carried by unanimous vote.

Dr. Lepo asked the board to begin gathering ideas for the report on the Stormwater Master Plan.  Dr. Lepo handed out a preliminary outline of ideas and asked the board for input and also for the board to be prepared to discuss the issues at the September 26, 2000 meeting.  See attached.

Perrin Penniman, GCPEP Project Administrator, was present and took notes in the absence of Vernon Compton.

Meeting adjourned at 6:41 p.m.

As previously mentioned, the next meeting will be September 26, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.