The latest news on events and happenings in and around Rio Vista. Check back often for updated info!
The "AHF Project" Update Residents Requested from the RVCA Board
AGENT: KENDALL COFFEY
APPEALING: Sec. 47-24.12. B - Variances, special exceptions and interpretation of Unified Land Development Regulations. Appeal of interpretation or application of Unified Land Development Regulations (board of adjustment). Appealing the Zoning Administrators Interpretation of; Section 47-18.32(D)(5) - The Zoning Administrator has made the determination that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) project is a Level V Social Service Residential Facility (SSRF). Whereas the applicant has stated the proposed use is a Mixed-use affordable workforce housing development and not an SSRF.
Comments must be submitted no later than 48 hours prior to the start of a meeting.
Keep in mind that your e-mail address, comments, and other information will become part of the official public record, as required by Florida law. If you do not want your personal information included in the official record, do not proceed.
Here is the full text of the Mayor's statement at the press conference this morning.
MEDIA BRIEFING – 10:30 AM – DECEMBER 18, 2019
I would like to share some good news with everyone about the 54-inch sewer main repair.
During the overnight hours, crews were able to install a line stop on each side of the damaged portion of the pipe along with a 36-inch bypass line.
At approximately 3:04 a.m. this morning, the line stops were activated, the valves on the bypass line were opened, and the sewage flow was diverted around the damaged section of pipe and into the bypass pipe.
The bypass line is functioning properly, the wastewater collection system is back online, and sewage is no longer spilling from the pipe or reaching the Tarpon River.
Tanker and vac truck operations have been discontinued and pumps and diversion lines have been demobilized.
With the system stabilized, work is beginning on repairs to the damaged portion of the 54-inch pipe. Crews plan to dig an access pit around the pipe so it can be cut out, removed, and replaced with a new section.
While the pipe replacement moves forward, cleanup activities and site remediation work will continue.
Some of the construction equipment will begin being removed from the site.