Emergency Responder Communication Legislation
Deadline for all HI Rise buildings to have a Radio Frequency Survey has been extended to January 1, 2024. SLC Fire department will be making contact soon with all hi-rise condos with more information. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact the St. Lucie County Fire District’s Office of the Fire Marshal at 772-621-3322 or via email at email@example.com. Emergency Responder Communication Legislation - BDAS
New Development on SHI
Property Rights Comprehensive Plan required by recent state legislation was brought before SLC Commissioners. The intent of the proposed amendments is to ensure that local government respect judicially acknowledged and constitutionally protected private property rights. The intent is also to ensure that private property rights are considered in local decision-making. More information will be forthcoming after the next county meeting.
9/16/21 Planning & Zoning approved proposed amendment to the county Comprehensive Plan to include a new element entitled Property Rights as required by recent legislation. The language for the amendment has been provided by the state. Amendment requires 2 advertised public hearings before BOCC. PC is requesting meeting with Planning department to better understand local application.
Land Development Code (LDC) Proposed Height Zone Amendment
PC has requested a meeting with the Planning & Development Staff to better understand the implications of the proposed height zone amendment on undeveloped island parcels and Sand & Sea property.
On Sep 29 the CORPs announced the construction contract was awarded in the amount of $11.3m. Part of the evaluation in the awarding of the contract is scheduling considerations that may provide for a start date after November 2021, but still in time for its completion before the 2022 Hurricane Season. More details to follow.
The CORPs and county have postponed their planned Oct 19th presentation about the project until a future date ideally 2-4 weeks before the actual start of construction pending finalization as above.
The county's Sep. 27th Final Budget Hearing confirmed a millage rate of 0.6613 for the SHI Erosion Control MSTU instead of the previously recommended 0.7445. A reduction of approx. 11.16%. It is still more than 3x last year’s rate of 0.2131 and much more than 1/8
of any ultimate, genuinely expected real or "local share" (absent a highly unlikely significant erosion event) laying the foundation for significant decreases in keeping with the county's "remember this is worse-case and it can, should only go down from here."
Further the awarded contract confirms a much-anticipated substantial savings. It fulfills the county’s long-held preference to know the “real” or “actual” costs to make any meaningful commitment of county-wide funding sources. This sets the stage to resolve the still outstanding and remaining issues to fund the projects “local share”, cost after state and federal funding over the remaining 2-8 or more years.
A “blueprint” and timeline to advocate and advance a fair and reasonable funding plan for the “local share”, including county-wide funding sources, will be forthcoming. More to follow.
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