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Presidents Council Members,
South St. Lucie County Federal Beach Project meeting with the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), originally scheduled in March, has been rescheduled to May 5th at 2:00pm. This meeting will be presented via technology, so that both presenters and participants can remain safe at home. All interested owners are encouraged to attend. (Please share this information with your neighbors.)
Trisston Brown, USACE Jacksonville District, will moderate the presentation and St Lucie County representatives will be in attendance. Agenda is attached.
Presidents Council participants are encouraged to log in 15 minutes prior to the 2:00pm start.
Meeting Access Instructions:
Use link below to join by computer:
1. Select "call me". (If unavailable >>)
2. And enter your telephone number
3. Hit enter and answer your phone when it rings
1. Select "connect audio/video" then,
2. Select "call me" and
3. Enter your telephone number
4. Hit enter and answer your phone when it rings.
Note: Voice connection will be via your telephone and slides will be visible on your computer.
You must “Allow” access to your screen in order to join the meeting.
You may prefer to turn off video, to ensure that connections are maintained throughout the meeting.
If you prefer to join the meeting via telephone only, without computer; dial in using info below: Call In #: 1-877-336-1274 Access code: 8228370
Security code: 1234
Note: the USACE slides will be available for viewing on the website (pcofhi.com) during the meeting.
We look forward to this important discussion and appreciate all of Trisston Brown’s efforts to bring this information to us, remotely.
Stay safe and “see” you on May 5th.
Presidents Council Board of Directors
Presidents Council Members,
As indicated in the last PC update, we were working with the County to clarify the question regarding funds for acquiring additional beach access points. Attached is the letter and e-mail from PC to the County dated April 7th, the response from Howard Tipton, SLC County Administrator, and a follow up email from PC.
(all 4 documents are in the attached pdf click here)
As circumstances in these unprecedented times allow, it appears more will follow from the County. Everyone is encouraged to meet with the County and learn first-hand the status and better understand the impact of the options/timelines on your Association. PLEASE keep us updated on your discussions (via email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presidents Council Board of Directors
The Board met last week, via Zoom, to plan for the upcoming months in light of the current environment surrounding the virus and the Governor's executive order recently enacted. We want to ensure that we are all complying and staying safe.
“Safer At Home” Policy
As you know, Governor DeSantis announced an executive order implementing a “Safer At Home” policy for all Florida residents, effective April 3rd. This policy will remain in place until April 30th.
Meeting Schedule Changes
Both of the April meetings (21st and 28th) will be postponed. When there is more certainty, the guest speakers who had been scheduled for the March and April meetings will be rescheduled. In the meantime, the Army Corp and SLC have agreed to tentatively reschedule their meeting on May 5th, to be confirmed later this month. We are also researching options to hold meetings virtually, providing the opportunity to schedule meetings sooner and possibly into the summer. We’ll continue to advise of any scheduling changes.
PC Board Replacement and Annual Meeting
The Board confirmed Susan McIntyre to fulfill Tom Gilson's term on the Board.
There were no new candidate names submitted for the 4 open Board positions. Therefore, there will be no election and the 4 incumbents will remain on the Board.
During the meeting, the Board elected and unanimously approved the officers for the 2020/2021 PC Board as follows:
Charles Grande – President
Harvey Alligood – Vice President
Lou Stoddard – Secretary
Don Stacks – Treasurer
Laura Jones, Susan McIntyre, Len Amato - Directors
Beach & Dune Committee Update
The Committee continues to remain engaged with the County to clarify questions following the March 10th Informal BOCC meeting (see update 3/24/2020 on the website pcofhi.com). It remains unclear if the Commissioners eliminated the option to purchase entire parcels of land and kept open the option to purchase easements to gain public beach access points. We want to ensure that the PC continues to focus efforts to encourage the County to move the project forward. Updates will be provided as clarification is known and we can identify further actions needed.
We want to ensure that Association members continue to receive information. If there have been changes on your Board following your Annual Meeting, please send in the contact information changes so that the distribution lists can be updated. Send all changes to email@example.com.
We will continue to provide updates as more information is known, and while we are all “safer at home”. You may stay informed by visiting the website (pcofhi.com) and if you have any inquiries, they may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please continue to follow the guidelines and stay safe.
This information is being forwarded to ensure that all members are aware of the current direction from the state of Florida and St Lucie County.
ST LUCIE COUNTY "SAFER-AT-HOME" ORDER
Yesterday St. Lucie County issued a "Safer-at-Home" policy, going into effect Saturday, April 4th.
Here is the link for a full explanation. https://www.stlucieco.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6794/373
Message provided by the St Lucie Tourism Dept: If your community property or properties are rented for short term private vacation rentals, please see the Executive Order (attached below) that was issued by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in response to COVID-19. Here is the brief summary of the order provided by the County:
Executive Order 20-87 orders all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of the order. If you believe any licensee is operating contrary to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-87, please report the information, here: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/eo-complaints/.
Please continue to follow all guidelines and stay safe.
Presidents Council Board Secretary
PRESIDENTS COUNCIL OF HUTCHINSON ISLAND | MISSION STATEMENT
The President’s Council, working together, seeks to maintain and enhance the lives of the owners and residents of Hutchinson Island. President’s Council serves St Lucie County, Hutchinson Island resident concerns, such as beach & dune, island safety & beautification, roads, future development and County services affecting us.