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Approved Mar 10, 2005 - Fire Protection Board of Adjustments Minutes

March 10, 2005 4:00p.m.

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Appeals was held March 10, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Media 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, Vice Chairman Paul Hazucha, Steve Rowell, Les Slocum and Art O’Reilly, replacement for Dusty Rhodes.

Building Inspection Department Staff in attendance were Tim Tolbert, Building/ Fire Official; Tambre L. Lee, Fire Safety Inspector; and Amanda Pierce, Fire Safety Secretary.

Mr. John Reble, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:00p.m.

Agenda Approval: 
Hazucha made a motion to approve 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 February 10, 2004 meeting with a second by O’Reilly.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Next Meeting: 
The next scheduled meeting is to be held on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.

Old Business: 
The request from Board for Staff to research variance appeals regarding Ordinance #2002-2, Section 8.  Reble read the report prepared by Lee.  Discussion ensued reviewing the past determinations made by the BOCC regarding this issue to educate the newest members of the FPBOA.  Discussion ensued.  Reble requested staff to notify the appropriate fire districts with developments in which the decisions of the FPBOA were overturned by the SRC BOCC. Discussion ensued.

Indian Ford Victory Fellowship Church (#05-001)

Fire Hydrant Requirement Variance Appeal

Reble read the application for appeal and water calculations, prepared by Lee, into the record.  Discussion ensued between Reble and Rowell regarding water availability to the proposed project.  Lee reminded the Board of the discussion that ensued from the previous meeting, held February 10, 2005, in which Rowell abstained and offered an alternate method of installation of a dry hydrant on Snowden Creek Bridge.  Lee presented a letter from Danny Carnley, representative of church, stating the church would comply with the FPBOA rendered decision, into the record.   Rowell stated that the creek is a reliable source of water and could handle the required fire flow needed.  Carnley addressed the Board stating again that the church would comply with the wishes of the Board, but asked them to consider the recommendation of the installation of the dry hydrant. 

Hazucha made a motion to accept the recommendation of installation of a dry hydrant with a second by O’Reilly.  Motion carried with 3 ayes.  Rowell abstained.   

Election of Board Chairman and Vice Chairman: 

Hazucha made a motion of John Reble for Chairman with a second by O’Reilly.  Slocum made the motion to close nominations.  Motion carried with 4 ayes.

Hazucha made the motion of Steve Rowell for Vice-Chairman with a second by Slocum.  O’Reilly made the motion to close nominations.  Motion carried with 3 ayes.  Rowell abstained.

Public Forum: 
None. 

Discussion ensued between Board and staff regarding the previously discussed issues with the SRC Ordinance #2002-2.  Reble requested staff provide the provisions defined by the Florida Fire Prevention Code for the process to adopt ordinances to the Board at the next meeting.

At 4:40 p.m. Rowell made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Slocum.  Motion carried with 2 ayes.