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Approved Jun 8, 2006 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes

Santa Rosa County
Fire Protection Board of Appeals Meeting
June 8, 2006, 4:00p.m.
Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Media Room
6051 Old Bagdad Highway Room 202
Milton, Florida 32583
MINUTES NOT VERBATIM

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held June 8, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Room of the Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Suite 202, Milton, Florida.  Board members in attendance were Chairman John Reble, Vice Chariman Steve Rowell, Paul Hazucha, Art
O’Reilly and Les Slocum.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Rhonda Royals, Deputy Building Official; Tambre L. Lee, Fire Safety Inspector; and Sabrina Brown, Fire Safety Secretary.

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

Agenda Approval:
Hazucha made a motion to approve the agenda with a second from O’Reilly. Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes:
Slocum made a motion to accept the minutes from the March 10, 2005 meeting with a second by O’Reilly. Motion carried.

Next Meeting:
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.

New Business:
Rinker Materials (#06-001)
Fire Hydrant Variance Request
Reble read the application and water calculations, prepared by Lee, into record.  Lee stated the reason for the request is due to existing hydrant not able to meet distance requirements of county ordinance #2002-2, section 8 and the inability to install a hydrant closer to property due to line being of 3” in diameter. Slocum told the board of previous discussions regarding the matter with the engineer. Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals Meeting June 8, 2006, 4:00p.m.

Kim Bottomy, Kimley-Horn, discussed the situation in more detail with the board.  Bottomy, requested that the board grant a conditional approval on the grounds that Rinker Materials will have a water well installed. It was determine that no plans of an alternate method had been turned into the county or the fire station at the time of the meeting. Slocum stated that the
proposed request would meet his fire station needs if the engineer would have followed through with the request. Bottomy, again request a conditional approval before the site plan is changed.

Discussion ensued regarding the boards ability to issue a conditional variance.  Lee explained to the board that there were still issues to be resolved in the building permit process, which would allow that engineer more time to resolve and comply with this matter. The board reviewed the site plan and the location of the nearest hydrant.

Discussion ensued regarding the location of the buildings and future structures.

O’Reilly made a motion to table the case upon Bottomy’s request, until it is brought forward again.  Motion second by Hazucha. Motion carried with Slocum abstaining.

Brown’s Hauling (#06-002)
Fire Hydrant Variance Request
Reble read the application and water calculations, prepared by Lee, into record. Reason for request is due to the expense of adding a larger water line to the address for hydrant use. Board reviews site plan. Discussion ensued regarding the size of the building and distance from existing fire hydrant.  Lee told the board that the plans submitted had indicated that a
fire alarm might be installed in the proposed building.

Fred Cotton, discussed with the board the use of the building and it was determined that a portion of the building would be used as an office and the other portion would be used to house the hauling trucks and equipment. Discussion ensued regarding what would be occurring in the portion where the hauling trucks will be housed, flammable liquid?

Discussion ensued regarding the concern of fire fighting tactics, difficulties, and water supply with regards to railroad.

Discussion ensued regarding the wishes of the board. Slocum recommends waiting and speaking with the fire department of that district.

Hazucha made a motion to table the case until it is brought forward again.

Motion second by Slocum. Motion carried.

Public Forum:
None.

At: 4:35 Hazucha made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Slocum. Motion carried.