Preparation for January 29 Stakeholder Group meeting
From: Rafael Montalvo and Tom Taylor, Facilitators
December 17, 2009
Dear Stakeholder Group Members and Other Participants:
We really appreciate everyone's productive participation that is reflected
in the draft NSEMA Stakeholder Group Finding and Conclusions that is now
available for review. The Technical Team and others reorganized and
refined the document. Hopefully it can be finalized at the January 29th meeting
(At the SFWMD). We encourage you to share it with your group's officials,
members and constituents. We would also appreciate it if you will:
* Email acceptability ratings of each section of the document and
each project in Section 4 by January 22.
* Email major concerns and proposed amendments to address them to
* Email suggestions for minor edits to email@example.com.
We also encourage you to review three other documents: A response to
questions posed by Rae Ann Wessel and a letter from Oliver Clark providing
background on the projects Cape Coral will be responsible for and a support
paper for the fertilizer ordinance prepared by Janicki Environmental.
You can download the 12/17/09 Draft of the NSEMA Stakeholder Group
Finding and Conclusions, and other documents from this ftp site.
If you have problems accessing it email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We realize that review of these documents will require a significant
investment of time. Please review as much as you can. It will enhance our
ability to reach consensus on the final document. If you don't have time to
review the full draft of the Findings and Conclusions please try to complete
and return the acceptability ratings for the projects in Section 4.
Here is a summary of the documents so you can decide what you want to
NSEMA Stakeholder Group Findings and Conclusions (Spreader Canal Draft)
This is a the full document with all of the NEB projects and supporting
materials (The NSEMA Stakeholder Group Report will be a subset of the this
larger document that just has the projects that Cape Coral is responsible for
and that will be included in the Environmental Resource Permit. The
Report will be prepared after the January 29 meeting).
The Stakeholder Group Representatives/Alternates and others are asked to
rate the acceptability of each NEB project and each section of the report.
These are to be individual assessments informed by input from those you
represent but not official responses from the Stakeholder Groups. They will
be used to help focus and inform discussions at the January 29 meeting.
Considerations Memo - Background on Cape Coral Projects
This is a letter from Oliver Clark that provides information on efforts
since the last meeting to improve the feasibility and acceptability of
proposed projects, especially the fertilizer ordinance and the seawall
Response to Rae Ann Wessel
Rae Ann met with the two groups she represents and formulated a set of
questions they raised. The response includes information that may be helpful
to others who have similar questions.
Fertilizer Ordinance Support Paper
There has been concern that passing a Fertilizer Ordinance that exceeds
the requirements in the State Model may be challenged. Cape Coral asked that
the Technical Consultant and others provide scientific, technical and
economic justifications for why stronger provisions are needed. This paper is
the response to that request.
Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you
on January 29th.
Rafael Montalvo and Tom Taylor