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Approved Aug 2, 2011 - Marine Advisory Minutes

August 2, 2011
Milton, Florida


The Marine Advisory Committee met on the above date with the following members present: Jeff Marker, Pasco Gibson, Rick Harris and Scott Mason. Also present were the County Administrator, Hunter Walker; and County Engineer, Roger Blaylock. Jeff Marker called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m.

The minutes of the June 7, 2011 meeting were approved.

CHAIRMAN/MEMBER ISSUES

The members discussed the estimates provided by Avis Whitfield for construction of fishing docks at the Archie Glover boat ramp. Mr. Whitfield estimated the cost of materials for a 40 foot dock with a 40 foot “T” to be about $6,000. After some discussion by the committee Rick Harris made a motion to build two fishing docks with “T” design not to exceed $15,000 at the Archie Glover boat ramp with the exact location on either side of the boat dock to be determined by engineering staff. The motion was seconded by Pasco Gibson and approved without objection. Mr. Walker said that he would add the recommendation to the August 8, 2011 agenda for discussion by the Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Walker noted that Chris Verlinde had provided the Committee with the Agenda and registration for the August 16-17, 2011 Northwest Florida Regional Boating and Waterways Workshop. He advised that Commissioner Lane Lynchard will be attending and Jeff Marker said that he will also attend.

PROJECTS / ISSUES UPDATE

Roger Blaylock reported that the Bal Alex seawall project funding in the amount of $29,035 had been approved and that the Sandy Landing project is on schedule for a February opening.

Jeff Marker noted that the current Boat Registration Fees are $250,500.

OTHER BUSINESS

No other business.

NEXT MEETING DATE

The next meeting is scheduled for September 6, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Committee at this time, the meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.