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Approved Mar 11, 2004 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes


MARCH 11, 2004

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held March 11, 2004 at 4:00 p. m. in the Conference Room of the Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway Room 202, Milton, Florida.  Board members in attendance were Chairman John Reble, Vice Chairman Paul Hazucha, Dusty Rhodes and Steve Rowell.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Tambre Lee, Fire Safety Inspector; and Esna Cluck, Permit Analyst.   

Tony Gomillion, Director of Public Service, was also in attendance.

Mr. John Reble, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

Agenda approval: 
Hazucha made a motion to accept the agenda with a second from Rhodes.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Approval of minutes: 
Hazucha made a motion to accept the minutes from the February 12, 2004, meeting with a second by Rhodes.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Next meeting: 
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, April 8, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.    

Old Business: 

New Business:
Variance Request:
Schattin Warehouse – Fire hydrant requirement variance appeal

Reble read the application for appeal into the record.  Reble stated that a letter from the city of Milton referencing water availability at Dogwood Drive is also in the packet.  Lee told the Board that the Schattin’s had opted to install a well.  Reble also read the water calculations into the record.  Lee told the Board the location of the nearest hydrants.  Discussion ensued. 

Michael Schattin, owner, spoke to the Board.  Schattin stated that the proposed building is an office condo, an office with storage space.  Schattin stated that he was constructing the building and would be leasing the spaces.  Schattin stated that his father would be occupying one of the units.  Reble asked what his product is and Schattin replied that he recycles floppy disks. 

Schattin stated that the adjacent property on the north side belonged to him as well.  Schattin gave the measurements from the various fire hydrants to his proposed building. 

Schattin showed the Board a layout of the building with its tenant spaces and that each unit has two exits so that anyone inside would never be more than 25 feet from an egress and that there is a two hour fire rated wall between the units.  Discussion ensued.

Hazucha made a motion to grant the variance request.  Rhodes asked how much expense would be incurred to run a water line.  Schattin responded that it would be approximately $12,000 plus engineering work and that would be to run it just in front of his property not the full 900 feet. Schattin stated that he had asked about the 900 feet for future reference because he has 601 feet of road frontage and that he would probably put in two fire hydrants to service any future development.  Reble stated that he was concerned about granting this variance today and having future developable land.  Schattin stated that he would plan to install the water lines and hydrants to improve the value of the properties.  Schattin stated that currently he needs to get this building built to generate revenue to be able to afford to make those improvements within a few years.  Discussion ensued.     

Rhodes gave a second to grant the motion.  Motion carried with 4 ayes. 

Public Forum: 

At 4:20 p. m. Rhodes made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Hazucha.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.