April 2019

Millers Creek Special District

Meeting Minutes April 15, 2019, 6:30 PM

Location: 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:35 PM
Roll Call:

Board members present: Sharon Johnson, Scott Bates, Mike Shannon, Jonathan Wright and Louis Joseph. A quorum was present.

Non-board members: Gary Johnson, Deb Bates, Chris McMorrow, Michelle Wright, Mike Oster, Rocky Joseph, Mark DeRubius and Joe Wagner

Approval of March 2019 Meeting Minutes:  Minutes were reviewed. Amendment to Engineering Fees Line (IV. Open Business, b.) Motion to approve minutes as amended by Scott Bates, seconded by Louis Joseph, unanimous approval.

Open Business

Treasurer’s Report: Jonathan Wright reviewed the Statement of Financial Position (as of 4/15/19), Statement of Activity for 7/1/15 – 4/15/19, and 3/1/19 – 3/25/19. Total Bank Account Assets $41,807.54 as of April 15, 2019.  Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Scott Bates, seconded by Louis Joseph, unanimous approval.

Jonathan reported that the District has 100% collection of assessments for the 3rd consecutive year. 

An audit will be required in August 2019, based on expenditures spend >$100,000.00

Dredging financing updates

Scott Bates

BBVA Compass Bank: offered $750k 10 year term

PNC: Working on an offer

Tamara Baker/Jonathan Wright

Ameris: Offered $850k 30 year term; awaiting term sheets

Heritage – no update available

Mike Oster: Habitat Wetland Restoration grant, $1-3M funding ear marked for tributaries around the St. John’s River. 

Requires us to become a 501C3; Sharon Johnson will work with Wayne Flowers

Pre-application deadline of May 1, 2019

Need the “City” to back us; letter from Lori Boyer to champion our project (Leanne Cummer will be replacing Lori)

Joe Wagner Engineering Report

FIND Grant is backlogged until 2024- requires an integrated public access

USACE permit update – Still not reviewed, backlogged because of the furloughed period

Provided Wood’s Scope of Work for “Phase III Final Engineering, Bed Documents, Bidding Services” $18,982.00

Suggestion to go back to Lori Boyer; request a greater % of allocated funds.  Is this a Bond or City funding?

Wayne Flowers – not present.  Sharon Johnson reported the request to change the expiration of the City contract from 60 months to 180 months is pending.

Louis Joseph

No Trespassing Signs

Communication to St. Nicholas residents (clean up leaves/debris in gutters & drains and refrain from dumping yard waste into the street grates)

New Business

Sharon Johnson resigning as Chair; need replacement and a new board member by the May meeting

Tamara Baker/Michelle Wright – Review Scope of Work form Wood.

Next meeting April 15, 2019.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:03 PM

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