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Report for 9/14/2014

CALENDAR AND COMMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2014.  What’s going on in the next few weeks? Lots!  Mark your calendars and try to participate as much as you can.  All of these meetings are important to us, and being informed is essential.  Hope to see you there.


SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Florida Dept. of Health

Technical Review and Advisory Panel (TRAP) Meeting Notice

Thursday, September 25, 2014

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Orlando Airport Marriott

7499 Augusta National Drive

Orlando, Florida 32822


Important Research Update is on the Agenda:

Hazen and Sawyer, Dept. of Health contractor conducting the Passive Nitrogen Study for the past five years will provide an in-depth look at the types of nitrogen-reducing septic systems they have been studying and testing for the last five years.  If you will recall, at homeowner insistence, the legislature stopped the DOH rule making that mandated Performance Based Treatment Systems in the Wekiva Study Area.  That’s how this battle started, remember??? The legislature instructed DOH to find an affordable alternative.  Would you like to know what that alternative is?  Want to know how much it costs?  Want to know how it works?  Find out now, before the rule-making starts again.  Bring your questions!  Meeting is open to the public.


OCTOBER 2, 2014

Water and Land Legacy Constitutional Amendment 1 will be on the ballot in November!

October 2, 2014.  Markham Woods Seventh-Day Adventist Church,

505 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood FL 32779, 7:00 p.m.

Friends of the Wekiva and the Wekiva Wilderness Trust will explain why they support this amendment.  Be informed about both sides of the issues before you attend this meeting - and, there are two sides to the issue.  Coalition for Property Rights has issued a position statement on the amendment explaining the impact on property rights, taxes, and more.  (You can read both the amendment and the CPR analysis here)


OCTOBER 10, 2014


Annual “Water Forum”

October 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World,

Link below gives speaker information, agenda, and registration form.  $75.00 if registered before October 3.  After that, cost is $90.00

Broad range of topics including water quantity and quality issues important to all of us will be addressed by legislators.  Water policy is high on the list of issues this coming legislative session.  This forum citizens and businesses alike capture the thinking and direction likely to be followed in the next session.  This is a good way to be informed - before session starts and bills are introduced.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS OCTOBER 6.  IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED, it’s easy, so GO DO IT.  IF YOU ARE REGISTERED, MAKE SURE YOU VOTE.  The last election was decided by those who did NOT vote.  With two very controversial amendments on the ballot, the Governor’s race and local representation in play, this election is every bit as important as the Presidential Election.  The future of your state is at stake!!! PLEASE! SHOW UP, VOTE!!


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