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Presidents Council Update (7/28/2020)
Presidents Council Members,
July is coming to a close and as we move into August, we wanted to provide you with an update on the outcomes of the July membership meeting, actions taking place by the County as the Beach project moves forward, and upcoming meeting dates. All PC meetings through the end of the year will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. After some technical difficulties last week, the meeting went off without a hitch on Thursday. All members will continue to be updated via email and the PC website (pcofhi.com).
St Lucie County Federal Beach Project Meeting – July 29th, 2020 at 2:00pm.
The recently mailed package from SLC regarding the Construction Easements for the Federal Beach project is on the PC website (Beach & Dune Committee page). Also included is information about the County hosted meeting on July 29th to further explain and clarify any questions. The access information for the meeting is provided at the end of this email and on the PC website.
Following is the link to the County’s new web pages which include extensive information on the project:
Presidents Council August 18th Membership Meeting
Guest speaker for this meeting is Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Governing Board Member South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). She is an At Large Member representing an area that includes St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Monroe Counties. For more information on SFWMD see their website: sfwmd.gov. Please forward any discussion topics of interest to email@example.com by the end of this week.
Presidents Council September 15th Membership Meeting
Guest speaker for this meeting is Capt. Langel and Lt. Boyer, St Lucie County Fire Dept. They will provide critical information regarding the BDA (bi-directional amplifier) survey and code requirements. Additional topics of interest will be requested from the membership in August.
Presidents Council Membership Meeting 7/23/2020 Summary. Guest Speaker: Kate Cotner, Florida Power & Light.
We appreciate Ms. Cotner’s time and effort to join us. She provided us with an extremely timely, informative and lively presentation. The materials and responses to questions asked by individuals at the end of the discussion will all be placed on the PC website shortly. The presentation materials provide many of the details regarding FPL, how the plant works and how FPL ensures the safety and security of the environment and its neighbors in the surrounding areas.
FPL has been preparing for a double crisis, with the hurricane season occurring during the current Covid environment, and continues to make adjustments as needed to respond to both. A customer package (to be placed on the PC website, along with other FPL resource materials) is being sent from SLC and FPL to provide details for customers to prepare adequately….we can never be too prepared. Other resources: FPL.com/storm provides preparation recommendations; FPL Mobile APP (download now) will be updated to keep customers informed during the storm season and it is also a tool to monitor your usage throughout the year; local news and social media will also be used to keep customers informed; if anyone is struggling to pay FPL bills due to Covid and needs help, check FPL.com/help for available programs. FPL recommends that everyone get informed, take hurricane season seriously and ensure that an emergency plan is developed. (FYI. The Sheriff’s reentry process to the Island after evacuation is on the PC website.)
Ms. Cotner also discussed:
SLC Updated Guidelines for Vacation Rentals
For your information. SLC recently updated the guidelines for vacation rental owners and managers. The link to the new guidelines is on the PC website (Governmental Affairs Committee page).
Hope to see you soon at the membership meeting in August.
Presidents Council Board of Directors
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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.