BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY
1313 1st Ave SE, P O Box 670
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
August 22, 2019
BBWA Board Members present: Charlie Norwood, W.C. mills, Melvin Corbin III, Howard Hart, Wendell McKinnon, and Sean Murphy, Absent: Margaret Corbin
BBWA Employees present: Mark Reblin, Cindy Wood, and Garrett Dodd
Also present: BBWA Engineer Mike Murphy, and BBWA Attorney Mark Logan
I. Call to Order: Chairman Norwood called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: Vice-Chairman Hart gave the invocation, followed
by the Pledge of Allegiance, also led by Board Member Hart.
III. Approval of Agenda: Board Member McKinnon made a motion to approve the Agenda.
Board Member Mills seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.
IV. Approval of July 25, 2019, Board Meeting Minutes: Board Member Mills made a
motion to approve the July 25, 2019, meeting minutes. Board Member Melvin Corbin III
seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.
V. Approval of July 2019 invoices: Board Member McKinnon made a motion to approve
the July invoices. Board Member seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.
VI. Approval of Monthly Financials: Board Member Mills made a motion to approve the
monthly financials. Board member Hart seconded the motion, and the vote was
VII. Citizens’ Input: Customer/concerned citizen Broward Reed stated he would like to
see BBWA inquire about the possibility of getting a grant for sewer installation for
an RV park neighborhood in the area of First Ave NE, and Fourteenth St NE (located in the area back behind the Water Plant). Due to the recent flooding, all of the standing
water cannot be good for the water system. Mr. Reed said this is the area where the county is pumping the water, and it is very slow in moving the water down. The septic tanks have been flooded, and this could cause issues for those living in that area and compromise the quality of the BBWA water system (about 200 yards from the BBWA Water Plant distribution system. General Manager Mark Reblin said he would go by and take a look at the area. There was a brief discussion about reviewing any state mandated ordinances about water/septic-sewer issues, and the possibility any sewer grant available.