Meeting Reports

 

Murphy), to  4, ( Mills, Corbin, Hart, and McKinnon).   The new Taylor County   one year term floater is Charlie Norwood and he was seated as a Board Member.

 

VI.        Election of BBWA Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Sec/treasurer):  Board Member McKinnon made a motion to nominate Howard Hart for Chairman of the BBWA Board.  Board Member Mills, seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

 

            Board Member Mills made a motion to nominate Board Member McKinnon for Vice-Chairman.  Board Member Norwood seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

 

            Board Member Norwood made a motion to nominate Board Member Corbin for Sec/ treasurer.  Board Member McKinnon seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

 

VII.       Approval of September 26, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes:  Board Member Mills made a motion to approve the September 26, 2019, Board Meeting Minutes.  Board Member Norwood seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.

 

VIII.      Approval of September Monthly Financials:  Board Member Ridgeway asked about the “Alan Jay Fleet Sales” invoice.  GM Mark Reblin stated it was a new truck that was ordered.  The board had discussed it a few times, to get several quotes.  The board authorized Mark to order the truck.  Mr. Ridgeway stated, “Ok.”  After the brief discussion, Board Member Norwood made a motion to approve the September monthly financials.  Board Member Corbin seconded it, and the vote was unanimous.

 

X.         Mark Reblin:

 

            a.         Water/Wastewater Update:  Mark stated the media was changed out at the water plant.   The Authority met the legal requirements concerning the disinfection by-products.  As of this time, it remains to see if the new charcoal media will be what we need to help with the results of the lab reports.  The September sewer flow daily average was 30,000.00 gallons; and the September water flow daily average was 345,000 gallons.

            Mark reported about the DEP meeting that he, Garrett Dodd, and Mike Murphy that attended.  The main discussion is the “Septic to Sewer Conversion.”  Governor DeSantis is strong about getting rid of septic systems, and installing new sewer for property owners.  The funding is not for sewer line expansion.  It is for installation of sewer, and removing septics.  There is quite bit of ($25million/$200 million) money from SRWM, and DEP that will be available for 2019-2020 grants or loans.  The state has changed the criteria for septic/sewer due to the algae blooms/water issues. It will be the usual process for apply, etc.  Mark said we have a customer on Hwy 358 (Jena-Dixie County area) that is interested in sewer.  Gary Lamb is opening a restaurant on the property at 5437 SW Hwy 358, (corner of Hwy 358 and SW 820 St).  He had some questions about extending the line, and installing the sewer.  The line would start where the Steinhatchee River Club area is wanting the sewer line, but would continue about 2000 feet towards the restaurant property.  Mr. Lamb said it would use so much of his property where the septic tank/drain- field, and he would like to see what would be the costs, etc.  Mark stated there is the possibility of (approx. 40 lots) water and sewer customers due to the property that would be in the area.   Mark met with Clay Spivey and Jena River shores development engineer. Jena development has obtained an