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Approved Oct 24, 2000 - Stormwater Task Force Minutes


October 24, 2000

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

Duncan moved for approval of September 26, 2000 minutes, which was seconded by Sanborn and carried by unanimous vote.

Oscar Miller, Santa Rosa County resident was present and presented a video and photographs of the stormwater problems that exist in Thomastown Estates. Discussion took place concerning future area development. Blaylock informed the board of steps the county has taken to help the problems.

Kristen Andersen, Zoning and Planning Director was present and gave a presentation on the comprehensive plan. Andersen explained that the comprehensive plan is a collection of policies on how the community will grow, change and look in the future and that it has legal precedence over the LDC. Andersen also advised the board that an update to the comprehensive plan is going to be done in the near future. Andersen explained that SRC is changing from a 10 year comprehensive plan to a 20 year comprehensive plan due to the growing community. Andersen gave an overview of the comprehensive plan consisting of linkages between the stormwater management plan, future land use map and the capital improvement schedule. Andersen described items available in the LDC for the stormwater management plan consisting of buffers, set backs, designing with nature, cluster development and law density zoning. Discussion took place among board members and Andersen.

Roger Blaylock, County Engineer, was present and recited a presentation from the January 18, 2000 meeting and stated that no changes had been made to the LDC or the stormwater management plan. Blaylock gave the history of the stormwater management plan and the LDC. Discussion took place concerning questions the board members bad about the LDG. Blaylock and Andersen explained the questions concerning the LDC. Discussion took place concerning the pros and cons of wet ponds and dry ponds.

The board decided to have presentations from Vernon Compton and Mien Cooley at the December 5, 2000 meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.

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