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Approved Jan 16, 2003 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes

MINUTES NOT VERBATIM
SANTA ROSACOUNTYFIRE PROTECTION
BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 16, 2003

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held January 16, 2003 at 4:00 p. m. in the Conference Room of the Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway Room 202, Milton, Florida. Board members in attendance were Chairman John Reble, Warren Morgan, Dusty Rhodes, and Steve Rowell.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Tim Tolbert, Fire Official/Building Safety Coordinator; Rhonda Royals, Office Superintendent; Tambre Weiland, Fire Safety Inspector; and Esna Cluck, Permit Analyst.

Mr. John Reble, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.

Agenda approval:
Rhodes made a motion to accept the agenda with a second from Rowell. Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Approval of minutes:
Rowell made a motion to accept the minutes from the November 21, 2002, meeting with a second by Rhodes. Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Next meeting:
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on February 20, 2003, at 4:00 p.m. Reble stated that he would not be available on that day. Morgan said he might not be here then either.

Tolbert stated that the board needed to elect a chairman and vice chairman for this year. Discussion ensued. Royals suggested that the agenda could be amended enabling the board to elect a chairman and vice chairman at this meeting. Rowell made a motion to amend the agenda so a chairman and vice chairman could be elected for this year. There was a second by Morgan. Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Election of Board Chairman and Vice Chairman:
Rhodes made a motion nominating Chief John Reble as Chairman with a second by Morgan. Motion carried with 3 ayes with Reble abstaining. Rhodes made a motion nominating Paul Hazucha as Vice Chairman with a second by Rowell. Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Reble stated that the issue of the next meeting still needed to be resolved. Discussion ensued. Rhodes made a motion that the meetings be held on the second Thursday of the month beginning in February. There was a second by Rowell. Motion carried with 4 ayes. Reble stated that the next meeting will be held on February 13, 2003, at 4:00 p.m.

Old Business:
Variance Request:
Mail Box Plus – Double cylinder key lock on egress door
Reble stated that the request had been tabled from the November meeting and there was no December meeting due to being unable to establish a quorum. Reble asked if it was still an issue. Tolbert replied that Carol Bailey Stewart was going to comply. Reble asked if she requested to be removed from the agenda. Tolbert stated that she said that she would comply.

Rowell made a motion to deny the variance. There was a second by Morgan. Discussion ensued. Motion passed with 4 ayes.

New Business:
Variance Request:
WPR, Inc. – Fire Hydrant
Tolbert informed the Board the issue had been resolved. Tolbert stated the project is an addition meeting the fifty-percent of the square footage exception in our ordinance. No action taken.

Variance Request:
Santeler & Sons Heating and Air – Fire Hydrant
Reble read the application for appeal and a letter from the Allentown Fire Department. Reble then read the water supply calculations provided by Tolbert.

Chuck Santeler, representing Santeler & Sons Heating and Air, stated that there is a flush hydrant two lots over on South Ridge Road. Santeler said it is visible from the proposed building, approximately 1000 feet away. Rowell asked if the pool is accessible to a fire truck. Santeler responded it is all open and there is no fence. Discussion ensued.

Rowell made a motion to grant the variance. There was a second by Morgan. Rhodes asked Santeler if in the future the water system were to install six-inch or larger water mains, would he be willing to install a hydrant to meet the requirements. Santeler replied that he had inquired about the price of a hydrant and was quoted a price of $2000, which would be acceptable to him. Discussion ensued. Motion carried with 4 ayes.

At 4:25 p. m., Rhodes made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Rowell. Motion carried with 4 ayes.