|South Miami: Passed 5 to 0 on December 2th.|
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNTY
COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI, FLORIDA, THAT:
Section 1, The City of South Miami hereby supports the adoption of resolutions favoring the most conservative protections of the water supply and endorses the recommendations proposed below.
Section 2. The City of South Miami urges the Board of County Commissioners to maintain the existing Wellfield Protection Area maps until further studies can be completed, including tracer studies in the West Wellfield and any additional tracer studies needed in the Northwest Wellfield to accurately determine rates of flow at different depths. The wellfield protection area for the West Wellfield should be defined to protect 140 million gallons per day of water. Both the West Wellfield and Northwest Wellfield protection areas contour lines should be defined based on a 97% confidence interval that the designated contours capture travel times. These estimates should be based on tracer studies.
Section 3. The City of South Miami urges the Board of County Commissioners to remove the exception in the proposed ordinance, which would allow small quantity generators of hazardous waste within the West Wellfield protection area, outside the basic Wellfield Protection Area but within the Urban Development Boundary.
Section 4. The City of South Miami urges the Board of County Commissioners to include additional qualifying restriction of the land uses allowed in the Wellfield Protection Areas including agricultural use, dry manufacturing and garment manufacturing. Dry Manufacturing and garment manufacturing should be limited to activities that do not involve the use of potential wellfield contaminants or hazardous materials. The Agricultural use provided for in the proposed ordinance should require best management practices for wellfield protection.
Section 5. If any section clause, sentence, or phrase of this resolution is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions ofthis resolution.
Section 6. This resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption by vote of the City Commission.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 2nd_ day of December , 2014.
Eye on Miami Blogs on this subject. November 19th and November 20th.
Call your Commissioners urge them NOT TO MESS WITH THE WELLFIELD PROTECTION ZONES.