Please be advised that the subject project has been posted for advertisement, and officially advertised today, November 18, 2016. See the link below to access additional advertised project documents. A summary of project information is as follows:
· Issue / advertisement date: November 18, 2016
· Non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site visit: N/A
· Deadline for questions:
· Bid Opening date scheduled for:
· Advertised Office Estimate: $755,161.98
· Estimated Project Duration: 300 consecutive calendar days
· Project Manager: Tim Clark
· Funding: Infrastructure Sales Tax (Penny for Pinellas)
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Pinellas County Public Works
County engineers have prepared a very good report describing what has been done in Tarpon Woods re: drainage problems.
It describes the drainage improvements the county did in the area, the benefits the projects have provided and an evaluation of the last few storms and their effects to the neighborhood.
If anyone has any questions regarding the drainage issues they can always contact Jim Bernard or Rahim Harji and they’d be glad to meet and discuss.
Rahim Harji, P.E., CFM, ENV-SP
Stormwater and Vegetation Division Director
Public Works Department
22211 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone (727) 464-8760
MORE ON FLOODING
Questions from Ray Jacobs to Ivan Fernandez, Planning County (2/19/13):
1. What are the plans for getting the water from Brooker Creek at the Club House to Lake Tarpon? The only drainage project presently budgeted in the county’s 10 year plan for this area is the one that is starting construction in March 2013. The analysis shows that this project will provide a 10 year storm (level of service) protection for the surrounding streets. This level of service is in accordance with county ordinances. After this project is constructed, it will be evaluated to confirm the level of service protection. More intense storms (i.e., 25 year, 50 year, etc.) will still flood the surrounding streets, but will be drained more quickly after the storm subsides.
2. Why not clean out Brooker Creek from Ridgemoor Blvd to Lake Tarpon as was done in 2004? SWFWMD provided an emergency permit for cleaning in 2004, due to blockages. There is no permit to perform additional cleaning. Consultant engineering analysis has shown that the hydraulic benefits of maintenance cleaning are minimal.
3. How will the coordination of release of water from the Lakes North of Tarpon Woods be handled? That is handled by SWFWMD. SWFWMD has previously communicated their objective to maximize upstream storage and minimize downstream flows via control of upstream lakes/ponds.
4. How will the coordination of opening the gates to drain Lake Tarpon prior to next hurricane or big storm be handled? That is handled by SWFWMD. SWFWMD has previously communicated their objective to minimize upstream flooding via control of discharge rates at Lake Tarpon.
5. Why was the suggestion that the golf course offered (give the County unlimited access to the golf course in exchange for land use change on holes 13&14 that joins 28 acres off Ridgemoore) to improve drainage not considered? Please see response to question #1.
6. How will the construction on the 28 Acres off Ridgmoore affect flooding/drainage of Brooker Creek to Lake Tarpon? It is the responsibility of the developer to show no downstream effects in their drainage analysis when obtaining permits from SWFWMD and the County.Tarpon Woods Action Committee
Information was mailed out to the community and businesses, and posted on the CNCN website. It was indicated that the document includes input from every possible stakeholder source in the East Lake Tarpon area. County staff attended several of the meetings hosted by the CNCN to discuss the Community Overlay procedure and purpose. The boundary of the area to be included in the Overlay is generally bounded to the north by the Pasco County line, to the east by the Brooker Creek Preserve, to the south by the City of Oldsmar, and to the west by the City of Tarpon Springs and the center line of Lake Tarpon and the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal. This boundary, proposed for adoption as part of the Future Land Use Map Series of the Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element of the Comprehensive Plan, is reflected in the figure attached to the proposed Ordinance. Note that the Brooker Creek Preserve, the Keller water treatment facility and the recreationl open space designated property containing public water and monitoring well facilities to the east of Keller are not included within the proposed Overlay boundary. The Vision, Objectives and Policies identified in the proposed Ordinance, and proposed now for inclusion in the Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element are depicted below.
East Lake Tarpon Community Overlay
VISION: East Lake Tarpon is a beautiful. predominately family-oriented residential area in the unincorporated area of northern Pinellas County. It is generally bordered to the west by Lake Tarpon. to the east by the Brooker Creek Preserve, to the north by the Pasco County boundary and to the south by Tampa Road. excluding the City of Oldsmar. Small businesses and limited commercial uses serve to support the residents of the community. Lake Tarpon to the west provides recreational boating activities and the community's natural lands provide many passive resource-based recreation opportunities to the residents. This area is known for its quiet, scenic neighborhoods of unique residential communities and limited small businesses providing a safe and fun place to grow up.
The Council of North Community Neighborhoods (CNCN), which utilized extensive public input to identify key features within the community to craft a vision and a series of objectives and policies that reflect the character of the East Lake Tarpon community included the proposed objectives:
CNCN First Vice-President John Miolla coordinated the project for CNCN and had additionally solicited comments from the students of all the schools in the area regarding quality of life issues that they consider important to ensure that all age groups were included.
Review the BOCC meeting information in full click here
Access the CNCN website information page click here
Contact Don Ewing, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Print the press release in full: Click Here for PDF
View the Governors signed letter approving the bill: Click Here for PDF
Access the CNCN website http://www.cncnpc.org/east-lake-annexation-bill
Contact Don Ewing, President email@example.com