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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.



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 ConserveSeminole.gov 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.


SSWCD meeting

6:05 P.M. – Convened by Chairman Mike Barr


1) Mike Barr did the introduction of everyone.

All supervisors present.


Guest= Clay Simmons – District Court Judge

Mike McClain – Commissioner for Seminole County


D. Bauer

Fred Bauer

D. Schaffer

E. Dorworth

J. Yappo

M. Thatcher – Adm. Society of FL Conservation District

C. Clossen – bookkeeper

B. Melville – friends of Wekiva River

J. Brodeur

L. Jim Stelling

M. Clifford – Volunteer Association

A. Setyer – Supervisor of Elections Office


2) Swearing as a group  - By Judge Simmons


3) Nominations:


Chair – Chris Dorworth

Treasurer- Jeff Bauer

Secretary – Tim Brodeur


All yeas by acclimation.


Mike Barr resigned from the Chair.


Chris Dorworth took over the Chair position.


4) Series of Workshops – Issues:


<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Hire an Executive Director

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Office space

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Website

Workshop 1:  

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Next ten days = meet on January 15, 2007 at 5p.m.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Advertise for the Executive Director position.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Work on the website. Volusia Soil and Water Conservation Board offers assistance. Maybe take a look at the AFSCD website.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Work on recruiting volunteers.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Work on our agenda for this year.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->On January 21st, the domain expires.


Jeff Bauer moved and Danny seconded to purchase a website domain in order to retain our website.

(Include current host for 30 days).


<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Name

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Content

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Market rate for design and hosting


Mr. Bauer made a suggestion to stay in Sanford for the office location.


For the bank: we need the meeting minutes for the new board members to be added on the existing



5) Assuring legally approved – Advertise for the Executive Director position.  Then, gather resumes for

    approval at the 1/15/07 Workshop.


6) Current Staff – There is a Water-Wise Yards presentation this Saturday, January 6th, in Deer Run. 

     A supervisor needs to be present.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->We are going to hire Michelle as a contractor for SSWCD.


Duties to assist board – Reporting duties for projects.  May 30, 2007.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->We run two corporations.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø      <!--[endif]-->Mike Barr has committed to help Beverly for four (4) hours a week in the office.

    Motion – Mike Barr and Tim Brodeur:  

Danny – No

Mike Barr – Yes

Chris – Yes

Jeffrey Bauer – Yes

Tim Brodeur – Yes


Four (4) to approve Michelle Thatcher’s independent contractor’s agreement.


7) Bonding – Bid for bonds - $25,000 to $50,000


     It was a “5-0” approval to approve the bonds.


    Motion by: Danny and seconded by Tim Brodeur.

        Upcoming events –  

    Water-Wise Yards presentation this Saturday on January 6, 2007 at 10a.m.


     Envirothon – February 1st at Harry P. Leu Gardens.


8) Casselberry in the Deer Run subdivision – HOA – Water-Wise Yards presentation at 10a.m.

     Tim Brodeur/Chris Dorworth to go with Beverly to Casselberry on 1/6/07.


9) Next meeting – 1/24/07


    Workshop at 3p.m.

    Meeting at 4p.m.



AGENDA for SSWCD Workshop Sept 9th 2008 at 5:00 PM

at the Ag. Ext Office, 250 West County Home Road  Sanford, Fl.

Fund raising
Jim L Lease   

AFCD’s 4th Annual Conference

Over 140 supervisors, employees, businesses, sponsors, guests and partners attended the AFCD’s 4th Annual Conference held August 14-17 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City. 




SSWCD Minutes for May 24th 2008

Tim Brodeur opened the meeting at 6:05

Supervisors Present: Tim Brodeur, Deborah Schafer, Alexandra Bunker, Steve Barnes, Jeff Bauer

Guests: Vicki DeSormier and Jeanale

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