ST AUGUSTINE SHORES SERVICE CORPORATION
790 CHRISTINA DRIVE
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086
FOREST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT MITIGATION MANAGEMENT PLAN.
MEET WITH FORESTRY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WAYS OF CLEANING UP CURRENTLY LOGGED PROPERTIES.
SET CRITERIA FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE MITIGATION IN COMMON AREAS
1) PRE-DETERMINING PROPERTY LINES BEFORE ACTIVITY
2) DETERMINE MITIGATION INTENSITY LEVEL IN COMMON AREAS AND RESOLVE COUNTY ISSUES
3) DEVELOP BUFFER PLANS FOR INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES
4) ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION PLAN TO KEEP HOMEOWNERS INFORMED
SUBMIT FINDINGS TO GO FORWARD OR NOT WITH FIRE MITIGATION AND PRESENT RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD FOR RATIFICATION
Read and understand the current mitigation management plan.
The current Fire Mitigation Plan would have been perfectly acceptable if it had been followed. In lieu of current plan, workbooks have been passed out to all Committee members and several concerned residents for review. These books contain multiple programs our community could participate in as it relates to any future Fire Mitigation. It is the hopes of this Chairperson to implement many of these programs in our community in the future.
Meet with Forestry Officials to discuss ways of cleaning up currently logged properties.
All though we have already met with the FFS for initial clean up solutions, this is only the beginning of what needs to be done to restore the clear-cut parcels. Our committee will continue meeting as needed until all parcels are cleaned up.
This will include ongoing meetings with the FFS, as well as the residents of St Augustine Shores. We are planning to meet with the resident's whose property about the affected parcels and work with them, keeping them informed as we go along with the clean up process.
Set criteria for possible future mitigation in common areas.
The Forest Management Committee plans to continue working with
the FFS, the St Augustine Shores Residents and other professionals in the area of landscaping until we have reached a desired level of restoration to not just the clear-cut parcels but any and all future fire mitigation we deem necessary.
Future Mitigation, although a best practice should, must and will be approached with more caution and planning in the future. Keeping the residents informed and involved through the ongoing process is of up most importance and required according to the bylaws of
SSSC and the Florida Statutes.
Update: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1 met with Ryan Mauch with St Johns County, Mike Kypers, Greg Dunn, Gary Carpenter and Robin Holland with the FFS, Chance Hines of the Forest Management Committee and Joe Smith, General Manager. We walked all four parcels again noting the extent of the debris, the lay of the land and discussing with all parties present the best course of action to protect and re-nourish the parcels.
Everyone was in agreement with the plan of action to be taken. Please refer to the email dated October 5, 2012 for details. Robin Holland will be sending us a report with her suggestions. Ryan Mauch is waiting for someone from the Archeological Department to bring suggestions and ideas about the Parcel with Archeological sensitive material present.
Work is to commence mid October on Shores Blvd. The debris will be chopped up and left as mulch. The perimeters will be groomed as needed. Since this parcel has the least amount of debris, it will be the easiest to complete. It has been suggested that the trees with the "Cat Whisker" marks be featured with a plaque giving a description and its historical significance.
Our committee will be meeting again November 1, 2012 to discuss in detail more ideas about natural landscaping.
After we are in receipt of the reports from Robin Holland and Ryan Mauch, our committee will meet, discuss and report our findings and recommendations back to the Board.