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March 5, 2009





A regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Deerfield Beach, a municipal corporation of Florida, was called to order on the above date at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers by Chairman, Dan Poitier.  Roll Call showed:


Present:            Dan Poitier, Chairman

Martha Mc Geary, Vice Chairman

Gerald Alter

Allen Davis

Linda Mooney

Dan Saraceno

Barbara Moriarty, Alternate

Patricia O?Neil, Alternate


Also Present:    Jerry Ferguson, Director of Planning and Growth Management

Marcia Stevens, Senior Planner

Charles Seaman, Assistant City Attorney

Vernadette Fuller, Minutes Secretary


Absent: Alphonso Nero

Robert Brown, Alternate

Ray Lavoie, Alternate

School Board Representative




Ms. Moriarty was seated to serve at tonight?s meeting.




Chairman Poitier requested either approval or corrections to the minutes of the Planning and Zoning Board meeting of January 8, 2009.


Motion was made by, Ms. Mooney, and second by, Mr. Saraceno to approve the minutes of January 8, 2009 as submitted.  The motion CARRIED unanimously.









Applicant:         CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

Proposal:          To adopt a 10-year Waster Supply Facilities Work Plan and amend the City of

                        Deerfield Beach Comprehensive Plan by amending the Future Land Use, Utilities

Capital Improvement Plan which implements the Ten Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan as required pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II Florida



Ms. Stevens gave a brief history and said that water supply and land use planning was reviewed in 1970 and it was called a Comprehensive Plan. There were no level of services or goals and objects in this plan, however, in 1978; a 10-year water facility master plan was put into place. She said that the plan included capital improvements, growth population; however, there was very little coordination among the City, County and SFWMD. She stated that the average daily water demand projection for a multi-family dwelling unit was 900 gallons per day. It was projected that in 1988, the City would have a demand of 11.06 million gallons per day. She added that the first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1989 that was in compliance with the local government comprehensive planning and Land Development Regulation Act. She noted that there were strict requirements for each element including goals, objectives and policies relating to future land use, conservation, environment and intergovernmental coordination. She added that the year 2025 is the planning horizon and the scenario developed in 2006 included the use of alternative water sources, i.e., the Florida aquifer. In 2007, SFWMD adopted a plan insisting that all new water demands be met through the alternative water supply sources. The State of Florida also requires each municipality to adopt a 10-year water supply plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan. Because part of the City is served by Broward County, the City must make sure that water is available for those properties as well. Also, the CIP projects listed must be financially feasible. She advised that the element is broken up into 5 sub-elements; sanitary sewer, solid waste, storm water management, potable water and ground water aquifer.


Lastly, she acknowledged that the following objectives and policies were added to the plan; Section5.2.2 Storm Water Management (sub-element) ? Objective UT 3.2 reads Storm water management facilities shall be designed, constructed and operated in a manner that protects, conserves and enhances potable water resources, including the abatement of saltwater intrusion. Policy UT 3.2.1 ? reads the City shall work with the SFWMD to implement applicable portions of the LECWSP intended to reduce losses of excess storm water to tide, recharge the surficial aquifer and provide additional storage to surface waters. Section 5.2.4 ? Potable Water (sub-element) ? Objective UT 4.1 ? reads short and long term potable water needs, by providing an adequate supply of water which meets all applicant federal, state and local water quality standards, and does not compromise the sustainability of the regional?s water resources or ability to supply water in the future. Policy UT 4.1.1 reads the City shall adopt the 10-year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan, (work plan) to increase the coordination between land use and water supply planning, as required by Chapter 163 Florida Statutes, and attached per Appendix A. Policy UT 4.1.2 reads prior to approval of a building permit, the City shall consult with the appropriate water supplier to determine whether adequate water supplies to serve the new development will be available, no later than the anticipated date of issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Policy UT 4.1.3 was changed to reads that 224 gallons per person per capita day (gpcd) on an average day basis, and 265 gpcd for maximum daily flow; UR 4.1.4 ? in order to protect and conserve the Biscayne Aquifer, and limit demands on the regional water management system, the City shall continue to investigate the utilization of alternate water sources (AWS) to supplement and broaden future water supply sources, as described in the work plan. These potential sources could include the increased use of reclaimed water when available, improved methods conservation, development of the Floridian Aquifer, improved operations to increase storm water reuse and aquifer recharge, and management strategies, which may be reflected in the LECWSP 2005-2006 update or future updates. UT 4.1.5 by the year 2013, the City will have constructed AWS projects which are sufficient to meet its 2025 LOS potable water needs. Objective UT 4.2 ? utilize existing potable water facilities to the extent permitted and encourage compact urban growth patterns. Policy 4.2.1 ? the City shall continue to utilize the development review process of the Land Development Code to require applicants for development permits within the City?s service area, to enter into an agreement to tie-in to existing facilities or construct improvements to the City?s potable water system necessitated by the proposed development, when adequate facilities, (based on the adopted LOS standards) are not available and no fiscally feasible plan to construct or expand said facilities is proposed. Intergovernmental coordination element ? Policy IC 1.3.2: the City shall coordinate with BCWWS to maintain the level of service standards for potable water treatment and transmission facilities which serve the Deerfield Beach population.  This coordination shall include sharing and updating information regarding the 10-year WSFWP, including the LECWSP, to meet ongoing water supply needs and the implementation of alternative water supplies. Policy IC 1.3.3 ? City shall coordinate with BCWWS prior to the building permit stage, (for those areas of the City which are served by BCWWS to determine whether adequate water supplies with be available to serve developments by the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or its functional equivalent. Policy IC 1.3.4 ? City adopted 10-year WSFWP will be updated within 18 months or as required, in coordination with the most current LECWSP, and the BCWSP-2008 revisions. Capital Improvements Element ? Policy CIE 1.1.4 ? the CIP shall be updated and adopted on an annual basis per the requirements of Section 163.3177(3)(b), F.S., including the Five Year Schedule of CIP.  The schedule shall include those projects identified in the first five years of the 10-year WSFWP; to ensure that potable water LOS is maintained.


Conservation Element ? City shall implement the 10-year WSFWP and complete the CIP in accordance with the CIE to ensure that potable water level of service is maintained. Policy CON 1.6.2 ? the City shall continue and expand its water conservation practices to maintain a low per capita consumption of potable water by implementing the conservation programs and measures identified in the work plan including: implementing a public information/education program targeting residential water conservation, continuing a implement a City water conservation based rate structure; adopting additional water restricting ordinances; implementing and enforcing environmentally sound landscaping practices to reduce irrigation demand, including the principles of xeriscape and rain sensors, and encouraging the planting of Florida friendly defined plants ; expanding the City?s water leak utility detection program and the water distribution system leakage programs; and continuing to enforce the Florida Building Code and City regulations for ultra low volume plumbing flow restriction on new construction. Policy CON 1.6.3 - support Everglades?s restoration and the BCWWS, shall pursue projects that enhance aquifer recharge. Policy CON 1.6.5 ? City?s LDR shall recommend the use of xeriscape principles as listed in the LDC and the SFWMD water wise plant guide. Policy CON 1.6.6 ? the City shall coordinate with Broward County to explore additional opportunities to conserve water by targeting industries characterized by high rates of water consumption, and developing specific industry water conservation strategies. Future Land Use Elements ? Policy FLU 2.1.7 ? the City shall require that all future land use map amendments ensure the availability of potable water supplies and water supply facilities before adoption.


Ms. Moriarity asked if the Florida aquifer is replenishable and if the plants being built are adequate through 2025.


Ms. Stevens replied that the water is brackish, has to be run through reverse osmosis and costs more, but there is no limit. She also said that the plants under construction would be adequate.




There were not member?s reports.




There was no staff report.




There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.







                                                                           Dan Poitier, Chairman

                                                                       Planning and Zoning Board