The following is an email I sent to the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners on sent from Wakulla County citizen Ron Piasecki to the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners and the interim County Administrator on February 26, 2011:
As you are aware, DEP/FSU have a study underway to look at septic systems and management of them in Wakulla County. This project is funded by DEP and being coordinated by FSU.
The recent survey of septic system owners in Wakulla County is part of this project.
Dr. Julie Harrington, FSU is leading this effort.
In addition, Wakulla County, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee have each donated money to conduct a regional study of septic systems.
I and many others recommend that the BOCC hold of modifying the Comp. Plan until these studies are complete.
The following is a short e-mail from DEP which also concurs in this recommendation.
Thanks for your consideration.
Email from Patricia Sanzone of DEP:
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Subject: RE: BOCC agenda
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:38:22 -0500
From: Sanzone, Patricia
To: 'Ronald Piasecki', JULIE HARRINGTON, PADRAIC JUAREZ
I will not be able to attend this meeting. I hope that someone will be able to delay the discussion until after the project is completed.
At that time, discussion by the commissioners about modifying the comprehensive plan and ordinances could be done with a better knowledge base.
Please let me know who might be able to deliver this message. Thanks! Ron, thank you for keeping us in the loop!
Nonpoint Source Management Section
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Original email from Ron Piasecki to Julie Sanzone of DEP:
From: Ronald Piasecki
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:29 PM
To: JULIE HARRINGTON; Sanzone, Patricia; PADRAIC JUAREZ
Subject: BOCC agenda
Attached is the agenda for Feb. 28th.
You will note (Wakulla County Commissioner) Randy Merritt proposes to modify the Comp. Plan to do away with wetlands ordinance and Advanced Septic System Ordinance.
You might want to attend and during the 3 minutes Citizens to Be Heard section early in the meeting explain the DEP/FSU project and why they should wait for the results of that study and the Regional Government Study before they modify the Comp. Plan.