January 2019 Minutes

Millers Creek Special District

Meeting Minutes January 21, 2019, 6:30 PM


Location: First Korean Baptist Church, 3202 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207



  1. Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 6:33 PM
  2. Roll Call:

Board members present: Sharon Johnson, Derik Flint, Scott Bates, Tamara Baker, Mike Shannon and Jonathan Wright.  A quorum was present.

Non-board members: Deb Bates, Mike & Sandra Oster, Joe Wagner, Wayne Flowers, Marsha Hodgson, Leo & Kathy Davis, Lois Gray

  • Approval of December 2018 Meeting Minutes: Minutes were reviewed, with the following changes: Amend budget line items for engineering to match expenses. Motion to approve minutes by Scott Bates, seconded by Derik Flint, unanimous approval.


  1. Open Business
    1. Treasurer’s Report: Jonathan Wright reviewed the Statement of Financial Position (as of 1/21/19), Statement of Activity for 7/1/15 – 1/21/19, and 12/17/18 – 1/21/19.  Jonathan provided revenue received since last meeting and funds available for debt payment. Total Bank Account Assets $58,409.06 as of January 21, 2019.  Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Louis Joseph, seconded by Scott Bates, unanimous approval.
    2. Dredging financing updates
      1. Scott Bates
        1. January meeting with BBVA Compass Bank: can do a 10yr term with a 5yr balloon. Michael Calvey is waiting on us to provide project cost.
        2. Synovus would do a 5yr amortization
      2. Tamara Baker
        1. City funding, 12.5% of total project cost. We can submit engineering expenses for reimbursement plus design/dredging and legal fees.
        2. Contract has to be written; work with Wayne Flowers on written statement of work and Waivers from residents
        3. Joe Wagner will provide minutes from the meeting with the City Waterways Board. Mike Oster volunteered to present to organizations (JEA, DEP, FIND board)
  • Joe Wagner Engineering Report
    1. Latest testing- one area barely exceeds commercial/industrial, City is willing to take to the solid waste landfill. No tipping fee and MCSD pays to move it with another testing at the time of removal. Joe to ask if previous testing results will be accepted.
  1. Landfill and Core Permits delayed due to government shutdown
  2. Thank You letter to Lori Boyer for submitting funding request
  1. New Business
    1. Other funding opportunities
      1. Mike Oster volunteered to check into the FIND Grant
      2. Tamara Baker shared other potential options: Waterways Commission, DEP, JEA, FDOT
  • Chair – Sharon Johnson, ran and was unopposed, will renew position as Chair
  1. Derik Flint – ran and was unopposed, will renew his seat on the Board as Vice Chair
  2. Mike Shannon – has accepted a position as Board Member #6, filling open seat from Barbara McMorrow, effective January 1, 2019.


  1. Next meeting February 18, 2019.
  • Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

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