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Approved Nov 13, 2003 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes

MINUTES NOT VERBATIM
SANTA ROSA COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION
BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 13, 2003

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held November 13, 2003 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, Warren Morgan, and Dusty Rhodes.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Tim Tolbert, Fire Official/Building Official; Tambre Weiland, Fire Safety Inspector; and Esna Cluck, Permit Analyst.     

Mr. John Reble, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.

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

Approval of minutes: 
Hazucha made a motion to accept the minutes from the July 10, 2003, meeting with a second by Morgan.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Next meeting: 
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 4:00 p.m.    

Old Business: 
None

New Business:
Variance Request:
Suncoast Building Components – Fire hydrant requirement appeal

Reble read the application for appeal into the record.  Reble reviewed the map showing the location of the existing fire hydrant with the Board. 

Reble stated that he called Jeff Land, Chief of East Milton Fire Department, and discussed this project as well as the other project on the agenda in his district.  Reble stated that Land indicated that he was comfortable with it being 590 feet to the most remote corner and with access down both sides of the building that his department would be able to manage that as opposed to the expense of placing another hydrant at the front corner.  Discussion ensued.

Hazucha made a motion to approve the variance request with a second from Morgan.  Motion carried with 4 ayes. 

Variance Request:
Applied Films – Fire Hydrant requirement appeal

Reble read the application for appeal into the record.  Reble reviewed the letter from the Department of the Navy as well as the water calculations. 

Weiland told the Board that foundation only permits had been issued and the buildings were being constructed.  Reble reminded the Board of Stow Away Mini Storage who had come to the Board appealing the fire hydrant requirement and had withdrawn his appeal because he chose to install a gate so that he would have access to the fire hydrant that was proposed to be installed by Applied Films.  Weiland stated the Stow Away Mini Storage project was finaled and a certificate of occupancy had been issued.  Discussion ensued. 

Alan Miller, Civil Engineer of project, spoke to the Board regarding all of the things they have been through trying to get approval from the Navy to gain an easement to install a fire hydrant. 

Discussion ensued.

Clay Robertson, co-owner of Applied Films, spoke to the Board.  Discussion ensued.  John Robertson, co-owner of Applied Films spoke to the Board as well. More discussion ensued. 

Hazucha made a motion to deny the variance request with a second by Rhodes.  Motion carried with 4 ayes. 

Variance Request:
Metal Design & Fabrication, Inc.  – Fire Hydrant requirement appeal

Reble read the application for appeal into the record.  Reble stated that he spoke with Chief Land regarding this project.  Reble stated that Land seemed a bit surprised that an addition was proposed for this project.  Reble also read the water supply calculations provided by Weiland.  Discussion ensued.

Ed Bohlman, owner of Metal Design and Fabrication, spoke to the Board regarding this project.  Discussion ensued. 

Morgan made a motion to deny the variance request with a second by Hazucha.  Motion carried with 4 ayes. 

Public Forum:  Clay Robertson stated that going through the process of trying to develop this property has brought a lot of things to her attention all of which were discovered after having purchased the property, such as ordinance and building code changes.  She asked the Board what resources are available to find out about changes.  Reble spoke briefly about the new Florida Building Code and county ordinances.  Discussion ensued. 

At 5:06 p. m. Hazucha made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Rhodes.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.