The following is a response from Broward County to our President regarding the County's response to the sewage spills in Fort Lauderdale:
I will notify Commissioner Ryan of your request. Please keep in mind that the County has no direct involvement with the City of Fort Lauderdale’s water and wastewater infrastructure. And my understanding is as of now the city hasn’t requested any help from the County, be it supplies or people. The only role the County plays is one of oversight, delegated to the County from the state. Specifically, it is our Environmental Protection and Growth Management Division that takes the lead on oversight. Please see below for an update that they sent to me. Feel free to share this with your members. The FDEP referenced is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The City of Fort Lauderdale (City) is under a September 2017 Consent Order from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) as a results of the numerous sewer spills in prior years. The 2017 Consent Order was done in collaboration with our agency, and it establishes the regulatory framework for handling current and future sewer spills in the City, including appropriate fine schedules based on specific volumes of sewage discharges. Pursuant to our Specific Operating Agreement (Delegation Agreement) with FDEP, the day following the first sewer break (12/10/2019) we reached out to the FDEP and they confirmed that they would be taking the lead on the compliance and enforcement.
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.
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