Suwannee County Gas Pipeline Alert

Seen on Our Santa Fe River and Ichetucknee Alliance facebook pages today. Spectra Energy also proposed the Sabal Trail methane pipeline to go under the Withlacoochee River a second time just before it goes under the Suwannee River to enter Suwannee County. Why not just cross the Suwannee upstream of Ellaville where the Withlacoochee meets the Suwannee? Because that’s where Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park is. Maybe the Withlacoochee, Suwannee, Ichetucknee, and Santa Fe Rivers are also important to the culture of the entire area.

Gas Pipeline Alert:

Tuesday, March 18th, 6 pm, Suwannee County BOCC

North Central Florida, here is the next public meeting about Sabal’s gas highway in Suwannee County, cutting under a Springshed in the Santa Fe River, about 1/2 mile from the confluence of the Ichetucknee River.

Speak to Board about your concerns with a gas highway through Suwannee County and the Santa Fe River, near the Ichetucknee River (.66 miles away from the confluence). Fill out a card to speak when you arrive. You will have 3 minutes to address the Board. read more here: http://www.suwanneedemocrat.com/suwannee/x787212730/Suwannee-County-Commission-meeting-agenda-for-March-18-2014

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING
218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064
TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR March 18, 2014, 6:00 P.M.
“14. Discuss Sabal Trail gas line. (David Hanna) 5 minutes”

See also:

And the FERC Scoping Meetings move to south Central Florida that same day, in Lake Wales, Polk County, FL, Tuesday, then Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, FL, Wednesday, and Kissimmee, Osceola County, FL, Thursday. North Florida gets its turn the following week.

Here’s the entire agenda from the Suwannee County website:

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING
218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR March 18, 2014, 6:00 P.M

Invocation

Pledge to American Flag

ATTENTION:

·         The Board may add additional items to this agenda.
·         Affirmative action on any item includes authorization of Chairman’s, or designee’s, signature on all documentation.
·         Speakers from the audience will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak on items listed within this agenda following recognition by the Chairman and must speak from the podium. Comments must be limited to items listed on the agenda and speakers may only make one (1) trip to the podium regarding each item they wish to speak on.
·         For general updates or questions regarding County business contact County Administration during regular business hours at (386) 364-3400.

·      
CONSENT:

1.    Approve payment of processed invoices.

2.    Approval of Agreement with Florida Department of Corrections for Fire and EMS services.

3.    Approval to change fleet fuel card companies.

4.    Approval of agreement with Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson for consultant services associated with Fire and Solid waste assessment.

5.    Approval of Change Orders # 1 and # 2 regarding 169th and access road (these are a revisit of previously approved Change Orders with a reduction in cost to the County).

6.    Approve contract with URS for Airport consultant services.

7.    Authorization to apply for a Florida Boater Improvement Program grant. (Parks Department)


CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS ITEMS:
(None)

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

8.    Adoption of resolution proclaiming March 2014 as Developmental Disabilities month in Suwannee County (Bobbie Lake, The Arc North Florida, Inc.)

TIME SPECIFIC ITEMS:

9.    At 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, hold a public hearing, to consider adoption of a resolution closing an undeveloped, unnamed deeded county road located in Section 7 Township 3 South Range 12 East.  (Ronald Meeks, Planning and Zoning Director)

10.    At 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, presentation of insurance audit.  (Lee Harvard, B.W. Helvenston & Sons Insurance)


COMMISSIONERS ITEMS:
 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS:


GENERAL BUSINESS:

11.    The Chairman calls for additional items.  (Any items the Board agrees to consider will be heard under Agenda Item No. 15, Additional Agenda Items.)

12.    Approve meeting minutes of Economic Development Director interviews on February 18, 2014 and meeting held on March 4, 2014.

13.    Discuss, with possible Board Action, zoning classification for Catalyst Site. (County Administrator)

14.    Discuss Sabal Trail gas line. (David Hanna) 5 minutes

15.    Additional Agenda Items.

16.    Public Concerns and Comments.  (Filling out of Comment Card required, and forward to Chairman or County Administrator. Speakers from the audience will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak following recognition by the Chairman and must speak from the podium – one (1) trip to podium.)

17.    Board Members Inquiries, Requests and Comments.

INFORMATIONAL  ITEMS:

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