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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.


2007 _06_11_Minutes
SSWCD- Board Meeting   4:10pm- Attendance- J Bauer M Barr D DeCiryan T Brodeur C Dorworth   <!--[if !supportLists]-->1)      <!--[endif]-->Minutes written changes received for Exec Secretary to incorporate <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Tabled to later meeting   <!--[if !supportLists]-->2)      <!--[endif]-->Treasurer’s Report <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Discussion about procedures with statements <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->April and May written reports submitted <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Moved Approval April 5-0 <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Moved Approval May 5-0   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Discussion on Property Tax Reform and the impact on the SWCD across the state   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Barr moves to send a letter for support for county/cities. Re: The tax reform issue to local state delegation for Seminole County. This will be drafted by the Chairman   Passed 5-0   <!--[if !supportLists]-->3)      <!--[endif]-->Enviro Camp <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->July 9th-13th <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->12 Campers already involved <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->No cost to SSWCD <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Money in Conserve All Ways <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Expenses to Instructor - $1000, Insurance $248, T-shirts – 118 Total – 1366     <!--[if !supportLists]-->4)      <!--[endif]-->Upcoming Events <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Sanford Kiwanis     <!--[if !supportLists]-->5)      <!--[endif]-->Public Comment <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->None   <!--[if !supportLists]-->6)      <!--[endif]-->Executive Directors Report <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Jon met with several high schools/ Science Department <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Duda agriculture is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Duda also is looking at becoming a fundraiser sponsor <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Community Service to Conserve All ways <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Jon is working with Amy Raub about clean up projects <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Follow up with County Staff Debbie Meinart, Ruth Hazzard   7) Chairman’s Report -  June 27th meeting with Cindy Coto to determine future bridge funding -  Dorworth motions that the monthly board meeting will be the first Monday of the month. - Motion Passes 5-0   <!--[if !supportLists]-->7)      <!--[endif]-->Supervisors Report <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Barr <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Will Send a written Report <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Contact Nurseries to become corporate sponsors   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Bauer-   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->To make sponsors calls in the next week   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Brodeur-   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Interested in getting involved in Lake Jessup, Black Hammock, and helping with the Annual Report     <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->DeCiryan   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->Friends of Lake Jessup next meeting the meeting will be posted and it is next Thursday night June 21st.   <!--[if !supportLists]-->-         <!--[endif]-->     

SSWCD Board Meeting Minutes

  • Opening of the meeting. Attendees were announced, Chairman Dorworth was not present due to sickness.
  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  1. Minutes were approved with changes coming by email from Supervisor Barr and Brodeur
  1. Treasurers Report

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Motion to table the report. Motion passed 4-0

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.      <!--[endif]-->Balance sheet tabled for classification


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Motion to pay dues to the AFCD OF $250.00

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->AFCD offers dedicated funding and training, educational meetings.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Motion passes 4-0

3.   Revenue

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Get Annual Plan done

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Danny DeCiryan will be sending out the Annual Plan text only this week


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Dave Millard from USDA and NRCS

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Works with NRCS and the SWCD statewide

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.      <!--[endif]-->Deliver tech assistance – Works with private land owners

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.      <!--[endif]-->Ranching operation

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4.      <!--[endif]-->Carrying Capacity

<!--[if !supportLists]-->5.      <!--[endif]-->Urban issues – Drainage and School Conservation programs

<!--[if !supportLists]-->6.      <!--[endif]-->Debris cleaning program

<!--[if !supportLists]-->7.      <!--[endif]-->DSR for Cities /Counties

<!--[if !supportLists]-->8.      <!--[endif]-->Equip Sharing program – BMP for cost share


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Budget

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Seminole / Brevard county are the county that Dave tracks

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.      <!--[endif]-->Provides assistance to SSWCD in the AG arena

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.      <!--[endif]--> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4.      <!--[endif]-->When doing Volunteer events get covered with the Earth Team. The Earth team will give you instant liability insurance


4.Upcoming Events

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 8th Seminole County Government hearing at 4:00. Water Conservation will be trying to get restrictions done on what days the homeowners can water the lawn.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 28th Sanford Memorial Day parade – Looking into an Outreach booth

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 10th Lake Howell High School speaking about Water Conservation with Debbie Meinert.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 12th AFCD Annual Meeting. Tour starts at 8am


<!--[if !supportLists]-->5.  <!--[endif]-->Other Business

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Phone Service

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Vonage a possibility at $49 a month but we still need to find a high speed internet server for that to work.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->6.  <!--[endif]-->Public Comment

There was no Public there to comment

7. Executive Director Report

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Several events covered with the County Staff

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Over 20 new volunteers signed up over the past month

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Spoke to Sabal Pointe Garden Club

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Spoke to Wekiva Garden Club

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->April 14th Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a trail / lake cleanup at Lake Jesup. Had a great turnout a total of 19 people came out to help clean up Lake Jesup. Big help from a leadership group at UCF as well.


8. Supervisors’ reports

      1. Bauer

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Wants to meet with Walt Griffin from the School Board and wants Jon Yapo to attend as well.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->From that meeting Bauer wants to schedule some cleanups


2. Barr


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->New Company Keep Seminole Beautiful

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Keep Seminole Beautiful is designed to pick up projects

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->River Cleanup

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Milwee Butterfly Garden

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Sales Tax License

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Lake Amory – Jon to follow up as one our projects contact Tom George


3. DeCiryan


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Attended Cleanup at Lake Jesup

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Attended Lake Jesup meeting

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Senator Constantine gets agencies to work together and plans to work with utilities

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Lake Jesup

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->TMDL meeting

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.      <!--[endif]-->Non Point Source

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.      <!--[endif]-->Lake Howell drainage basin

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 2nd Cal No meeting

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->- County Administrators meet (Green Building organizations)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 3rd SJRWMD Meeting

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 17th –May 30th Vacation


4. Brodeur


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Attended cleanup at lake Jessup boat ramp

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Gave speech at Seminole County Chamber of Commerce on Water Conservation

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->WMDS and AWS Meetings

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Drought Opportunities

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->SW Issues


<!--[if !supportLists]-->9.  <!--[endif]-->Future meetings

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->May 14th Monday SSWCD will hold a Lunch time Workshop to work on the Annual Plan from 12-2 pm

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Next Board meeting will be May 29, Tuesday, since the Monday, 28th, is Memorial day holiday


Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District

SSWCD Workshop 2/12/2007

1. Intro

  • All present except Danny DeCiryan – Coming late due to conference call at work (Arrives at 5:15pm
  • Craig Clossen – Bookkeeper
  • Alex Setzer – From Supervisor Ertel’s  Staff

       2. Projects tabled until Supervisor DeCiryan arrives


       3. Office Space

  • Rejected by Reflections
  • Lake Howell property maybe coming from county (Commissioner Dallari) Not available till July or August of 2007
  • Temp at the Port of Sanford

        4. Reports

  • Chairman Dorworth has met with 3/5 commissioners so far and is pursuing County Commerce Chambers
  • Suggestion is meet around the county in the city council chambers ex: Winter Springs, Sanford, Oviedo, etc
        5. Staff
  • Brief Discussion about Staffing
  • Chairman Dorworth needs to complete the interview process for Exec. Director

       6. Budget

 Discussions about Budget status YTD
  • Spending $800-$900 a month after other then Salaries
  • Need to raise money!
  7. Funding Sources
  • Grants
  • Publix
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Racr Award Program
  • Need to raise $50k
  • Award to Public Servant
  • Perhaps named after Jim Loach
  • Need a prominent Host
  • Will need a host committee
  • Find Corporate Sponsors (Chambers Of Commerce)
  9. Projects
  • Fund Raiser
  • Exec Director by the end of the Month
  • Space resolution
  • Annual Plan

SSWCD Workshop

4: 05 P.M. – Convened by Chairman Chris Dorworth

January 24, 2007


Called to order at 4:05 by Chris Dorworth.


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->All here with Beverly except for Jeffrey Bauer


1) We had discussions and moved on an issue on buying a refurbished color laser jet it was approved 4-0 by the board.


2) Website

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->E group – Moderators

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Executive Directors

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Ask Jen Wilson – Web Master


3) Logos

  • Mike Ertel logo accepted to change to add water lines in the logo
  • The board also approved the new logo due to changes

4) Meetings


<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->The board generally agreed to meet at the BCC chambers and televised by SGTV


5)  New Building

  • The board is looking into moving the headquarters to the Reflections off of Lake Mary Blvd.

6) Chair Chris Dorworth authorize part time employee

  • Jon Yapo has been authorized to work as a short term consultant for 4 weeks up to 60 hours a week
  •  The board has agreed to pay Jon Yapo  $13.00 an hour
  • Board has passed 4-0

7) Term is one day past

  • Next meeting is scheduled 3/1/07

Meeting adjourned motion moved by Dan D and seconded by Tim Brodeur.


SSWCD Workshop

5:10 P.M. – Convened by Chairman Chris Dorworth

January 15, 2007


Called to order at 5:10 p.m. by Chris Dorworth.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->All here with Beverly, except Jeffrey Bauer.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Jeffrey joins us at 5:24p.m. for the workshop.



1) Discussion about office space.  Where SSWCD has been and some options for the future.   

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->An option includes SOE office space (they base the building from airport).

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Chair, Chris Dorworth is pursuing space with Seminole County government. 

      (This is the Reflections office space on Lake Mary Blvd).

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Consider sheriff substations.


2) Website

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Current domains expire 1/31/07.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Consider registering as a name.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->Proceed with Jennifer Wilson’s website proposal.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->o       <!--[endif]-->We plan to purchase the following domains: .gov, .org, and .com.


3) Resumes


4) Approve up to 2-3 hours for Michelle Thatcher for maintenance of grant.


5) Next meeting for SSWCD – 1/24/07 at the Supervisor of Elections office.


6) Black Hammock Watershed Improvement District.

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