March 4th meeting with the county
Mr. Outland, Taylor, Ryan and myself met with Mr. Charles Wu P.E., Director of Engineering Services, Leon County Public Works and two of his staff (Ms. Theresa Heiker, Mr. Charlie Schwartz) regarding issues or questions we had about the developments on the east side (The Retreat on Mahan, Avery Park, Green Acres and Fletcher Oaks, as well as the Camellia Oaks on Buck Lake). The primary purpose was to address community concern regarding additional storm water, possible future flooding and Pedrick Pond as a result of numerous high density developments. Below are the meeting issues, questions, and responses from Mr. Wu (in blue).
From: Gerry Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:02 PM
To: Charles Wu <WuC@leoncountyfl.gov>
Subject: County Storm Water Meeting: Charles Wu, Theresa Heiker, Charlie Schwartz, John Outland, Terry Ryan, Jim Taylor-March 4th @ 2:00; 2208 Miccosukee
First, I would like to thank you for the time you spent with us to discuss the recent developments in the Buck Lake community and Pedrick Pond. As we were tying up the meeting, Mr. Wu mentioned a couple of things that might be worked on over the next couple of weeks and I’ve included a few matters we would like you to consider:
The most important issue the Buck Lake community is concerned with is the County’s responsibility of the maintenance and dredging of Pedrick Pond, chiefly in anticipation of the new developments going online in the very near future. The Buck Lake Alliance (BLA) would like to remove some of the pressure your office is feeling from those concerned over the flooding of Pedrick Pond. If you could please provide us the scheduled, or anticipated, date of maintenance on Pedrick Pond we will be happy to share the news with our members and neighbors. Please do not hesitate to contact me as additional opportunities appear for BLA to support your efforts moving forward. Again, thank you for meeting with us and listening to our concerns.
Gerry Miller, President
The Buck Lake Alliance
ISSUES/QUESTIONS GOING INTO THE MEETING
Adopted by the Leon County Commission 1-22-19:
Strategic Initiatives to advance adopted Strategic Plan Priority (EN1 – Protect the Quality and Supply of our Water):