A meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the North Springs Improvement District was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:50 p.m. at the District Offices, 10300 NW 11th Manor, Coral Springs, Florida.


            Present and constituting a quorum were:


            Steve Mendelson                                              President

            David Gray                                                       Secretary

            Vincent Morretti                                               Assistant Secretary


            Also present were:


            Kenneth Cassel                                                District Manager

            Dennis Lyles                                                     District Counsel

            Jane Early                                                         District Engineer

            Sean Skehan                                                    CH2M Hill

            Nick Schooley                                                  Drainage Supervisor

            Joe Sabino                                                       Heron Bay Clubhouse Manager


            The following is a summary of the minutes and actions taken at the February 4, 2009 North Springs Improvement District Board of Supervisors meeting.


FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS                               Roll Call

            Mr. Cassel called the meeting to order and called the roll.


SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS                          Approval of the Minutes of the January 7, 2009 Meeting

            Mr. Cassel stated each Board member received a copy of the minutes of the January 7, 2009 meeting and requested any corrections, additions or deletions.

            There not being any,


On MOTION by Mr. Mendelson seconded by Mr. Gray with all in favor the minutes of the January 7, 2009 meeting were approved.







THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS                             Consideration of First Amendment to Agreement between the City of Coral Springs and North Springs Improvement District to Provide Bulk Potable Water during Times of Emergency

            There being no questions or comments,


On MOTION by Mr. Mendelson seconded by Mr. Gray with all in favor the first amendment to the agreement between the City of Coral Springs and the District to provide bulk potable water during times of emergency was approved.


FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS                          Consideration of Permits

A.        Surface Water Management Permit for Stoneman Douglas High School – Parent Loop and Playfield Improvements

            Ms. Early discussed the following:

·        This is a typical surface water management permit; however, they are over 40 acres. 

·        They will have to secure a permit modification from SFWMD.

·        Other special conditions are listed in a letter, which is attached hereto and made part of the public record.


On MOTION by Mr. Mendelson seconded by Mr. Gray with all in favor the surface water management permit for Stoneman Douglas High School’s parent loop and playfield improvements was approved.


            B.        Right-of-Way Permit – The Landings of Parkland

            The following was discussed:

·        The original bridges installed became dilapidated and were removed.  They want to install new bridges.

·        There is a variance from the District’s standard criteria in the width between the bents.  The District typically requires a 15 foot bent width.  It will cost them an extra $16,000 to redesign the bridge.  Mr. Schooley is okay with a 10 foot bent width; however they must still comply with a 6 foot clearance above water.

·        Staff recommends approval as presented.


On MOTION by Mr. Mendelson seconded by Mr. Gray with all in favor the right-of-way permit for The Landings of Parkland was approved.


FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS                               Staff Reports

            A.        Manager

                        i.          Water Production Report

                        ii.         Utility Billing Work Orders

            Mr. Cassel briefly reviewed the above items, which are attached hereto and made a part of the public record.


            B.        Attorney

            Mr. Lyles reported the following:

·        Staff retained a firm to represent the District in Delaware for the WCI Communities’ bankruptcy hearings. 

·        The law firm is White and Williams, LLP and the partner in charge of the District’s litigation is Mr. James S. Yoder. 

·        A proof of claim and responsive pleadings were filed in time.  The total amount of the claim is an excess of $12.5 Million. 

·        The necessary motion will be filed to get the District out of the bankruptcy proceedings.

·        Staff believes the District will be in tact when this is over and will not suffer significant consequences as a result. 


            C.        Engineer

                        i.          Project Status Report

            The following was discussed:                            

·        Mr. Skehan reported staff is close to getting results on the groundwater modeling they have been working on.  Staff will review the results within the next month.  There will be various stages to this process. 

·        Ms. Early received a memorandum with regard to the Memorandum of Understanding staff has been working on for over a year with SFWMD to pump from Pump Station #1.  If we have a Memorandum of Understanding with CSID and they do not pump, but NSID has excess water and pumps for 24 hours, they are concerned a large rainfall will cause a flood and they will be sued.  Staff is working with SFWMD regarding this. 

·        Mr. Cassel stated staff is looking into changing from chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite for disinfection as well as changing from ammonium gas to a liquid ammonium.  This will be less expensive and provides for safer handling.  The Board will be presented with a work authorization for design work as well as an estimate of construction cost at a future meeting.


SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS                              Approval of Financials and Check Registers

            There being no questions or comments,


On MOTION by Mr. Gray seconded by Mr. Mendelson with all in favor the financials and check registers were approved.


·        Staff is working on a schedule of dates for the fiscal year 2010 budget.

·        There was a brief discussion of the bidding process for the District.


SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS                        Adjournment

            There being no further business,


On MOTION by Mr. Mendelson seconded by Mr. Gray with all in favor the meeting was adjourned.









 David Gray                                                                     Steve Mendelson                                            

 Secretary                                                                         President