Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than producing it from crushed, used glass.
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will operate a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down at the landfill.

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Watering Restrictions


Allowed watering times:
12:00 midnight to 10:00 am, or 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Allowed watering days:
Thursday & Sundays = Even numbered and no numbered addresses.
Wednesday & Saturday = Odd numbered addresses.

For more details on watering restrictions in your area, please check with your city management.


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2013 03 19 MINUTES PDF Print E-mail
Written by JUDITH BENSON   
Friday, 30 May 2014
MARCH 19, 2013
City of Longwood Chambers
Attendees – Judith Benson, Ariel Gaussart, Scott Sturgill, H. Alexander Duncan
Absent – None
The meeting was called to order by Chair, Judith Benson at 5:32 PM
Elizabeth Stephens, SERV Coordinator of Seminole County Watershed Management Division presented
the board with information pertaining to the County’s SERV program. Activities include storm water
marking, adopt a road (4 clean ups annually), adopt a river (2 clean ups annually) and exotic plant
removal efforts. Lakeshore re‐establishments have been completed in the area with Pickerelweed, Duck
Potato and Yellow Cana as their primary preference for removing nitrates from surface water bodies.
Examples of lakeshore restoration included the project at Red Bug Lake Park where 147 volunteers
participated. SERV receives funding through Seminole County Public Works and has over 5K email
addresses for volunteers. They have recently collaborated with Orange County.
Steve Barnes, former Supervisor of SSWCD was present and briefly addressed the Supervisors.
Three candidates for Appointee of Supervisor, Group 3 were in attendance. David Mahnken, Randy
Garrett and Benjamin Paris each address the Supervisors and presented their experience and interest in
securing the Appointment. The four seated Supervisors discussed the voting process. Gaussart motioned
for an open vote but the motion received no 2nd. A written vote was completed with results as follows:
David Mahnken – 1 vote, Judith Benson; Ben Paris – 1 vote, Scott Sturgill; Randy Garrett – 2 votes, H.
Alexander Duncan and Ariel Gaussart. Mr. Garrett was congratulated and welcomed as Supervisor and
Secretary, he joined the meeting immediately.
Post office box keys were provided to Randy Garrett, Secretary and Scott Sturgill, Treasurer. Incoming
mail shall be retrieved at least once weekly and distributed to Supervisors in a timely manner.
Garrett read the meeting minutes from February 2013 meeting. Gaussart motioned for approval of
minutes, Sturgill 2nd the motion with all in favor.
Sturgill provided the Treasurer’s Report – SSWCD balance $1865.90 Conserve All Ways balance $244.06
Duncan shared insight to his ideas for programs named FREEDOM and FACT. These programs
incorporate outreach, fundraising and public relations within the community. Additional details are to
be provided by Duncan to other Supervisors.
Chair Benson had minimal updates to include in her report and informed the Supervisors that she
received little feedback from the Mayor’s Challenge by Wyland Foundation. Other Supervisors indicated
that they received little to no response from city’s they had contacted Old Business ‐
Casselberry Earth Fest participation was discussed and Supervisors determined their availability for
participation. Scheduled for April 27 noon until 6 PM. Participation schedule is as follows:
Benson – set up to 4 PM, prepare and present educational discussion 5:30‐6 PM
Duncan – set up to 3 PM
Gaussart – noon to 3 PM
Garrett – 4 PM to tear down
Sturgill – 4 PM to tear down
Chuck Amburn,’s web master was still in transit to the meeting. This item was
postponed until his arrival.
New Business –
Archived documents and storage items – Sturgill presented a proposal for hiring a professional
shredding company to assist with the disposal of records. Benson provided references to 119.021 FS
referencing requirements and assistance through the Division of Library and Information Services of the
Department of State. This topic requires additional consideration and was postponed until April’s
A recess was called at 6:55 PM by Benson until the arrival of Chuck Amburn.
At 7:16 PM the meeting was brought to order and Chuck Amburn presented information pertinent to, showed the Supervisors how to log in, maneuver through the site and upload
information and explained the fees that have been and may be incurred by SSWCD. Upon completion,
Gaussart motioned to approve the basic web hosting monthly fee of $10, Sturgill 2nd the motion.
Discussion was opened with Duncan mentioning the limited time and skill set of Supervisors to monitor
the website without adequate assistance. Benson added comments along this perspective, indicating
the knowledge and time requirements of monitoring a web site. Gaussart amended his motion to
approve the managed web hosting monthly fee of $20, Duncan 2nd the motion with all in favor.
No additional items or comments were provided upon request.
It was noted the next meeting is scheduled for April 23rd at 5:30 PM.
Benson adjourned the meeting at 7:55 PM
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