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Approved Oct 27, 2011 - Local Mitigation Meeting Minutes


Santa Rosa County

Local Mitigation Strategy

(LMS) Task Force


27, 2011

Milton, Florida

The Santa Rosa County LMS Task Force met on the above date

sheet showing attendees is attached in the file.

called the meeting to order at 1:30 p

. A copy of the sign-inHunter Walker, County Administrator,.m.



for meeting held July 28, 2011 were approved as submitted with one spelling

LMS Working Group Activities

I Discussion

• Approval of LMS Steering Committee

S. Harris presented an attachment that included the by-laws. She noted that the

by-laws have not been updated since September 2008. Discussion ensued

regarding the composition of and some changes made to the structure of the

Steering Committee

changed to include D. Hahn as the primary representative and S. Bracewell as

the designated alternate. A slot has been added for representation by a resident,

and an additional slot was added for representation by a homeowner's

association representative. S

representatives should be in sync with voting requirements and a defined


H. Walker noted that it is a difficult task to get participation from the private


. The positions for Emergency Management have been. Harris indicated that the number of.

S. Furman made a motion that

representative for the resident sector

association fill the appointment as primary representative for that sector. The

motion was seconded by K. Thornhill and motion carried

the north/central area of the county will be addressed at a later date.

• Approval of Revised By-Laws

The edited version of

L. Greene fills the appointment as primary, and that Joe Sepp, HBTS homeowner's. Representatives forthe by-laws distributed to this committee includes

suggested changes collected from

been reworded

document as they are outdated

its members. Article I and Article Ill have. Any references to DMA 2K were completely removed from the.

Motion was made by P. Miller to approve the revised set of by-laws with minor

corrections/changes. Motion was seconded by S. Furman and carried by


• Approval of changes to Project Initiatives List

A summary of changes to the Project

Updates were provided to S. Harris by the City of Jay

Rosa County


reflect the changes

Priority List was distributed as a hand out., City of Milton and Santa. The summary indicates the changes to the projects and thein ranking. She will work with P. Miller in order to update the listing to.


S. Harris also indicated that some projects on the county list might be updated or

removed in order to reflect progress by resolution through county projects. She

stated that a newly formed technical committee may need to re


have occurred and may have caused some items on the list to no longer exist.

S. Harris suggested that the technical committee gather to update the listing

based on identified changes. She also requested that the technical working

group be implemented under the direction of S

Motion was made to authorize changes that have been identified

S. Harris made a motion to establish a technical working group

that group to review and rank the listing utilizing the ranking system developed by

P. Miller


-evaluate. Discussion ensued regarding some of the mitigation efforts that. Furman.. Motion carried., and empower, and to bring back recommendations to the Steering Committee. Motion

Flood Mitigation Efforts/Discussion

K. Thornhill advised this committee that she is in receipt of the official notification from

FEMA regarding a move from Class 6 to Class 5

for renewals or new flood insurance policies in Santa Rosa County. She plans to

schedule the director of FEMA Region 4 Mitigation Division to make presentation to the

BOCC at their regular December meeting. SRC is one of 13 jurisdictions to obtain a

class of this high rating

. This will effect a 25% cost reduction.

K. Thornhill stated that went into effect October 1

carriers. She also explained the different preferred risk rates based on locations, areas,

zones, etc. Some discussion followed regarding our method of attaining this rating

including our flood mitigation plan authorized by the LMS Committee and our outreach


enforcing those issues that require enforcement.

S. Harris added that she expects a grant agreement sometime in November to elevate 5

more homes in the south end of the county, and we are working on an application for 3

additional homes to be submitted in November. Consequently

potential to elevate a total of 8 homes.

, 2011 for the purpose of insuranceT. Gomillion stated that, in addition, our audits indicate we are effective in, we may have the

Updated Website


S. Harris provided a sample page from the new website that includes links for many of

the items that the Local Mitigation Strategy Committee has

everyone to go to the site and review

implemented. She invites.


Next Meeting Date

Committee members will be notified of

January 26

the next meeting tentatively scheduled for, 2012.


There being no f er b · s o come before the committee at this time, the meet





Special Steering Committee Meeting