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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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Tuesday, 30 December 2008



TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2008



In Attendance:

(Supervisors) Deborah Schaefer, Steve Barnes, Jeffrey Bauer, Tim Brodeur, Alex Bunker; (Associate Supervisors) Vicki DeSormier, Gabrielle Milch;

(Guest) Eric Schmidt


The meeting commenced at 6:10 p.m.


By consensus, it was decided that Vicki DeSormier would keep the minutes of the meetings and forward them to Alex Bunker for approval and distribution since according to the by-laws the minutes had to be submitted by an elected member of the board.


Treasurer's Report (Jeff Bauer)

The Treasurer's Report for September was submitted by Jeff Bauer. Alex Bunker moved the report be accepted, Deborah Schaffer seconded the motion. The Board voted 5-0 to accept it.

The Treasurer's Report for October was submitted by Jeff Bauer. Steve Barnes moved the report be accepted, Tim Brodeur seconded the motion. The Board voted 5-0 to accept it.

There was a discussion regarding payment of the discounted membership fee of $350 to the AFCD (Association of Florida Conservation Districts) for FY 08/09. Tim Brodeur made a motion that the district would benefit from the legal advice and training as well as the lobbying efforts at the federal level offered by AFCD and that $175 should be sent in November and the balance in February. Steve Barnes seconded the motion. The board voted 5-0 to accept  the plan.

Deborah Schaffer asked the board to consider making a donation to the NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) for their Building Fund. No motion was made on the matter.


Supervisor Report (Steve Barnes)

Steve introduced Eric Schmidt, who is a member of the Seminole Community College Environmental Club and who will attend the University of Central Florida in the fall. Steve made a motion that Eric be made an associate supervisor who will organize waterbody clean ups and serve as a liaison between the SSWCD, SCC and UCF to recruit volunteers for clean ups. Jeff Bauer seconded the motion. The board voted 5-0 to approve Eric as an Associate Supervisor.

Steve suggested the SSWCD needed to get the community more involved in district events and activities. He suggested selling memberships in the Conserve All Ways non-profit. Deborah Schaffer suggested that T-shirts could be given to those who became members. There was additional discussion about other potential fundraising events that would offer the public a chance to get to know the SSWCD "while getting a good time out for a little bit of money". Deborah Schaffer requested that everyone bring one or two suggestions of venues for fundraising events to the next meeting.


Supervisor Report (Tim Brodeur)

Tim gave a brief update on the work Michelle Moen (Volusia County) is doing on an ordinance for incentives to conservation. Steve Barnes suggested Tim should send a copy of the proposed ordinance to each board member so each could offer suggestions. Tim said that he is continuing to work with representatives of the SWCDs in Lake and Volusia counties to customize the Florida Native Plant Ordinance so it can be used by municipalities to easily pass their own native plant ordinances.


Chairman's Report

Deborah Schaffer said she would like to see the SSWCD lobby local and state authorities for both recognition and financial support. She suggested that State House member Chris Dorworth, who previously served as chairman of the SSWCD, might be a good place to begin state-level lobbying. Steve Barnes suggested the board use both AFCD and a coalition of predominantly urban counties (Seminole, Orange and Lake, for example) to form a large lobbying front.

Deborah also directed Vicki DeSormier to send out a press release to direct the media (and the public) to the district's website (www.conserveseminole.org).


Steve Barnes made a motion for the meeting to be adjourned. Jeff Bauer seconded the motion. The board voted 5-0 at 6:55 p.m. to end the meeting.


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