- Titusville Environmental Commission
- Titusville Environmental Commission 05/12/21
Titusville Environmental Commission 05/12/21
CITY OF TITUSVILLE
TITUSVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
May 12, 2021
City Hall in Council Chambers
555 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32796
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. April 14, 2021 Minutes
6. OLD BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Semi-Annual Report - June 2021
Approve the TEC Semi-Annual Report to be sent to City Council.
B. Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance
Recommend approval of the LID ordinance to City Council.
8. PUBLIC COMMENT
10. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
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The Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5:30pm.
Chairman Bobbitt called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. Present were Alternate Member Vice Chairman Thompson, Member Perez, Member Yount, Member Rice, Member Myjak and Alternate Member Young. Member Tucker and Member Le were absent. Staff present was Senior Planner Eddy Galindo and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Member Perez made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 14, 2021 meeting. Member Myjak seconded the motion; there was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Semi-Annual Report June 2021
Mr. Galindo gave an overview of this item.
Member Rice made a motion to approve the Semi-Annual Report. Member Yount seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Member Rice Yes
Member Yount Yes
Member Myjak Yes
Member Perez Yes
Chairman Bobbitt Yes
Vice Chairman Thompson arrived.
Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance
Mr. Galindo gave a PowerPoint presentation.
Discussion took place amongst the Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) regarding their initial thoughts about the Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance. The TEC were in favor of working towards making the LID ordinance mandatory and not just encouraged.
The TEC decided to review the LID ordinance page by page to make recommendations.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend that the table numbers match the section numbers when referenced so that it is easier to find the tables that correspond with the sections. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Rice made a motion to add the word “building” to the title of Section 34-306 so that it reads Administrative waiver of building setback requirements. Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Rice made a motion to add the following verbiage to Section 9; 7.4.10 to say Perforated pipe or exfiltration systems shall be prohibited as a primary means of retention with the exception being in LID treatment train systems. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Myjak made a motion to recommend changing Section 10; 9.7 to say Ribbon curbing is required on all city jurisdictional roads and parking lots. Curbing on areas outside of the City of Titusville’s jurisdiction shall meet the requirements and standards of the designated jurisdiction. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Myjak made a motion to change Table 9.7 to match the text changes under Section 10; 9.7. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Alternate Member Bill Young arrived to the meeting at 6:57pm
Vice Chairman Thompson made a motion to table the LID ordinance discussion to allow Public Comment to take place. Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
David Mandernack of 2645 Slash Pine Court Titusville, Florida came to speak. Mr. Mandernack made comments regarding the tree ordinance.
Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance
The Titusville Environmental Commission reopened the discussion on the LID Ordinance agenda item.
Member Myjak made a motion to add the word Ribbon before curbing and strike all of the blue language in Section 13; 9.19.3 on page 29 of 47 of the agenda packet. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Rice made a motion to make the recommended changes in Section 12; to Table 184.108.40.206; All parking space dimensions changed to 9 width (feet) and 18 length (feet) with the exception of motorcycle spaces being 4 ½ width (feet) and 9 length (feet). Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend removal of the words no larger than 11”x17” to Section 11 of the LID Technical Manual; 220.127.116.11. There was a voice vote of 6 yes and 1 no. Motion passes.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend changes to Section 18.104.22.168 of the technical manual to require that maintenance covenants be put in site plans to be retained by the City of Titusville for commercial and industrial sites and all subdivisions get put in covenant and deed restrictions for the subdivision, including commercial subdivisions. Member Myjak seconded. There was a voice vote of 6 yes, 1 no. Motion passes.
Chairman requested a recess.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend that it is not required to submit annual certification to the City of Titusville in Section 22.214.171.124 of the Technical Manual. Motion fails due to lack of second.
Vice Chairman Thompson made a motion to recommend the following language change in Section 126.96.36.199 Maintenance Schedule – An outline that provides the intervals necessary for inspection of the individual LID(s) and their component elements should be provided to the Homeowners Association (HOA) or owner. Records of the inspections and corrections must be retained and available at anytime for the City to examine. Member Rice seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Myjak made a motion recommending striking the following sentence from Section 11.4.4 – It is the responsibility of the private maintenance entity to submit an inspection report to the City; and change the “this” to The (then continue with current language). Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend that city staff come up with minimum standards for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Standards in the technical manual for each BMP. Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
The Titusville Environmental Commission decided that there was still a lot of discussion to take place and rather than rush through the ordinance, they would table the agenda item to the June 9, 2021 Titusville Environmental Commission meeting. Mr. Galindo informed the Titusville Environmental Commission that the Planning and Zoning Commission has a busy agenda for their May 19, 2021 meeting and although the LID ordinance is on their agenda, they may not fully have the time to discuss it in detail and would most likely be tabling the item to allow for detailed discussion also.
Member Yount made a motion to table the LID Ordinance to the June 9, 2021 Titusville Environmental Commission meeting for further discussion. Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Member Myjak said he would be requesting a leave of absence from the Titusville Environmental Commission meetings for the months of July, August, September and October.
Member Yount said he will also be turning in his leave of absence request for the months of June, July, August and September.
Chairman Bobbitt said that there will be a mangrove planting event at Sandpoint Park on May 29, 2021 and there will be several TEC members attending. Chairman Bobbitt asked that this event be publicly noticed so that there is no Sunshine Law violation.
Member Rice said that the Planning and Zoning Commission started their discussion on the tree ordinance and it was tabled to continue at the May 19, 2021 meeting.
Vice Chairman Thompson said she gave a brief presentation to City Council about baffle boxes etc. and she was very concerned about comments made by the City of Titusville’s Public Works Director, Kevin Cook.
Member Young said his lawn service blows the leaves and grass clippings back into his yard instead of leaving it in the road.
Member Perez said composting should still be encouraged.
Vice Chairman Thompson suggested that the Marine Resources Council come and give the Directors of the City of Titusville a presentation for educational purposes.
Member Rice handed Mr. Galindo a copy of the LID Matrix that he made notes on and asked that Mr. Galindo provide it to the TEC members to review before next meeting.