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Approved Feb 10, 2005 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes

FEBRUARY 10, 2005 

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held February 10, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Room of the Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Room 202, Milton, Florida.  Board members in attendance were Vice Chairman Paul Hazucha, Dusty Rhodes and Steve Rowell.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Tim Tolbert, Building/ Fire Official; Tambre L. Lee, Fire Safety Inspector; and Amanda Pierce, Fire Safety Secretary.

Mr. Paul Hazucha, Vice Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:17p.m.

Agenda Approval: 
Hazucha asked if there were any additional items.  Inspector Lee referenced the Board to the letter from Hunter Walker, County Administrator, regarding the replacement of Board Member, Warren Morgan, to be filled by Les Slocum, Fire Chief of Holley-Navarre Fire District.  Rhodes made a motion to accept the agenda with a second from Rowell.  Motion carried with 2 ayes.

Approval of Minutes: 
Rowell made a motion to accept the minutes from the June 10, 2004 meeting with a second by Rhodes.  Motion carried with 2 ayes.

Next Meeting: 
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.

Old Business: 
The request from Board for Staff to research variance appeals regarding Ordinance #2002-2, Section 8.  Hazucha recommended tabling this item until all Board Members were present.

New Business: 
Indian Ford Victory Fellowship Church (#05-001)

Fire Hydrant Requirement Variance Appeal

Rowell abstained from voting due to this case being in his fire response district.  Hazucha recommended discussion of options, but explained that the Board would not be able to vote since there would not be a quorum. 

Lee read the application for appeal into the record.  Danny Carnley, representative of the church, spoke to the Board explaining that there was no potable water available near the church.  Lee reviewed the water calculations and building construction details to the Board.  Rowell discussed water availability from responding mutual aid departments, stating that it would still be difficult to maintain the necessary flow required for the proposed building.  Rowell suggested the installation of a dry hydrant on the bridge of the creek east of the church.  Definition of dry hydrant, installation requirements and operations details were given by Hazucha, Rowell and Tolbert.  Discussion ensued.

Tolbert suggested that maybe the Fire District could install the hydrant if the church purchased it to help keep cost down.  More discussion ensued. 

Lee reminded the Board that Ordinance #2002-2, Section 8, requires the Board to vote to approve an alternate method other than installation of a hydrant.  Tolbert stated that the Building Department would accept a letter, signed by the general contractor, stating that the church would meet requirements deemed necessary of the Board.  Discussion ensued. 

Item was tabled until next scheduled meeting, March 10, 2005.

Election of Board Chairman and Vice Chairman:  Tabled.

Public Forum: 
None.

 At 4:35 p.m. Rhodes made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Rowell.  Motion carried with 2 ayes.