January 12, 2022

  1. Minutes

The Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Fire Department Multi-Purpose Room, located at 550 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5:30pm.

 

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Chairwoman Thompson called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. Present were Vice Chairman Rice, Member Tucker, Member Perez, Member Yount, Member Myjak, Alternate Member Flis, and Alternate Member Young. Member Le was absent. Staff present was Sustainability Planner Rachel Muller and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.

 

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Member Perez made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 10, 2021 meeting with a correction.  Vice Chairman Rice seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor. 

 

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Old Business

 

TEC By-law Amendment

Chairwoman Thompson gave an overview of this item.

 

Discussion took place regarding Article IX. Order of Business and the desire to switch the wording on step numbers 6 and 9 so that step 6 says (non-agenda items) and step 9 allows discussion on agenda items.

 

Chairwoman Thompson asked Ms. Muller if they make this change does it have to come back to the Titusville Environmental Commission again. Ms. Muller said she was not sure but would check with the city’s Legal Department.

 

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Member Myjak made a motion to approve the Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) By-laws with the change to Article IX. Order of Business, to switch the wording on step numbers 6 and 9 so that step 6 says (non-agenda items) and step 9 allows discussion on agenda items.  Vice Chairman Rice seconded. 

 

 

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Flis                            Yes

Member Yount                       Yes

Member Tucker                       Yes

Vice Chairman Rice                Yes

Member Myjak                       Yes

Member Perez                         Yes

Chairwoman Thompson          Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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New Business

 

Tree Survey Ordinance

Ms. Muller gave an overview of this item.

 

Kay St. Onge of 2360 Maryland Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak against this item.

 

Toni Shifalo of 715 Tropic Street Titusville, Florida came to speak against this item. 

 

Discussion took place amongst the Titusville Environmental Commission regarding the tree survey ordinance.

 

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Member Myjak made a motion to deny the tree survey ordinance as presented. Member Perez seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Perez                         Yes

Vice Chairman Rice                Yes

Member Myjak                       Yes

Member Flis                            Yes

Member Yount                       Yes

Member Tucker                       Yes

 

Chairwoman Thompson          Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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Discussion continued on the tree survey ordinance. The Titusville Environmental Commission had many concerns regarding the inconsistencies in the ordinance and discussed the desire to take time and review and make the recommended changes. The Titusville Environmental Commission discussed at length their concerns.

 

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Member Myjak made a motion to approve the tree survey ordinance with the following recommended changes to Section 30-40. Restore number 1 in Section (C) as it was, change number 2 in Section (C) to say For all sites the applicant shall provide the following: In Section (C) 2 A. at the end of the first sentence add after the word “greater” in the area of alteration. In Section (C) 2 A in the second sentence change   the words “tree survey” to tree count   by species and size six-inch dbh and greater. Also, remove  all of (2) A,B,C,D and E 1,2,3,4. Member Perez seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Yount                       Yes

Member Young                       Yes

Member Flis                            Yes

Member Myjak                       Yes

Vice Chairman Rice                Yes

Member Perez                         Yes

Member Tucker                       Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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Member Myjak made a motion to extend the meeting for fifteen minutes. Member Perez seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.

 

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Urban Forestry and Tree City USA Growth Award

Ms. Muller gave an overview of this item.

 

Kay St. Onge of 2360 Maryland Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.

 

Discussion took place amongst the Titusville Environmental Commission regarding the desire to proceed with working toward earning a growth award. 

 

Member Perez made a motion to proceed with working toward earning a growth award. Member Flis seconded. (not voted upon)

 

Ms. Muller said that this item could be discussed at length at a future meeting if the Commission would like to have more time as it is not time sensitive.

 

Member Perez and Member Flis withdrew their motion.

 

Member Myjak made a motion to table this item to a future meeting. Member Yount seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.

 

Member Yount made a motion to extend the meeting by ten minutes. Member Myjak seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.

 

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Petition & Requests

None

 

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Sustainability Metrics

This item was tabled to a future meeting.

 

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Reports

No reports.

 

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Discussion of future agenda items

Urban Forestry and Tree City USA Growth Award

Sustainability Metrics

 

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Adjournment 7:48pm