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MINUTES
ESCAMBIA COUNTY RESTORE ACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
November 16, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building
BCC Meeting Room, First Floor
221 Palafox Place
Pensacola, FL 32502
 
             
1. Call To Order - November 16, 2015 meeting called to order at 4:02 p.m. by Chairperson, Bentina Terry.
             
2. Proof of Publication - The meeting was advertised in the Pensacola News Journal on November 7 and November 14, 2015.
             
3. Attendance
Present:
Bentina Terry, Chairman  
 
Alan McMillan, Vice-Chairman  
 
Donald McMahon, III, Member  
 
Alvin Coby, Member  
 
Tammy Bohannon, Member  
 
Gregg Beck, Member  
 
Christian Wagley, Member  
 
Susan Carleton, Member  
 
Michelle Inere, Member  
 
John Soule, Member  
 
Courtney Peterson, Member  
Staff Present:
Felicia Knight-Marlow, Director's Aide CED
Shelly Marshall, RESTORE Coordinator
Taylor Kirschenfeld, Division Mgr. WQLM
Keith Wilkins, Director, Natural Resources Management
Attendees:
Mike Hanson
Stella Wilson
Connie Lasher
             
4. Approval of the November 2, 2015 RESTORE Advisory Committee Meeting

Motion was made by Christian Wagley to approve the November 2, 2015 Minutes of the RESTORE Advisory Committee Meeting. Al Coby seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
             
5. Old Business
  1. Recap of Projects 1 – 62
The Committee recapped projects 1-62. Chairperson Bentina Terry allowed time for discussion or questions regarding each project. County staff noted questions and comments the Committee had for each project.
             
6. New Business
  1. Sunshine Law, Public Records and Conflicts of Interest Review

Alison Rogers, Escambia County Attourney briefly reviewed the Sunshine Law, Public Records and Conflicts of Interest rules and regulations for the RESTORE Committee. This was to ensure no conflicts exist with the Committee member and projects. Ms. Rogers also answered questions from the Committee members.
  1. Possible Project Collaborations

Conversation was postponed.
  1. Review of Projects 63 – 124

The Committee recapped projects 63-124. Chairperson Bentina Terry allowed time for discussion or questions regarding each project. County staff noted questions and comments the Committee had for each project. County staff was to collect the answers for the Committee.

A motion was made to invite the applicants from the top 50% of projects have a three minute presentation. The top 50% would be determined from the average of the 11 Committee members. Motion passed eight to one with two absent.

The Committee also decided to let the bottom 50% provide written explanations to their questions.

The Committee then decided to hold two more meetings in December and two in January. Dates to be determined.
             
7. Public Comment (limit 3 minutes each)

Sherri Myers, 526 Parker Drive, Pensacola
Deborah Douma, 685B Aragon Street, Pensacola
Alan Gray, 55 South A Street, Pensacola
Jessica Koelsch, National Wildlife Federation
Melissa Pino, 413 SE Baublits Drive, Pensacola
George Mead, 1009 West Reus Street, Pensacola
Chris Curb, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola
Dottie Dubuisson, 1308 N Barcelona, Pensacola
Jacqueline Rogers, 1420 Ridge Way Cantonment
             
8. Adjournment - Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.


Agendas, minutes and pre-recordings of RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meetings may be viewed at http://www.MyEscambia.com/RESTORE/meetings. To view supporting documents from the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meeting on November 16, 2015 and previous meetings, visit: http://MyEscambia.com/RESTORE/docs.

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