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Budget Announcement

Budgets for final review on August 6, 2012, at the LAMSBD Board Meeting & Budget Hearing with delivery to the County on August 7th with Resolutions.

This posting exceeds Florida Statue 200.065 requirements of posting on the Special Districts Website at least two days prior to Board final review & vote.

The LAMSBD Meeting & Budget Hearing, August 6, 2012, 6:30 PM, Lake Asbury Community Center, 282 Branscomb Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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Agenda July 2012

PDF Version of Upcoming July 2012 Agenda


Lake Asbury Municipal Service Benefit District


Board Meeting July 2, 2012 Agenda

282 Branscomb Rd. (Lake Asbury Community Center)

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

1. Call to Order – Chairman McMillan

2. Roll/Quorum – Chairman McMillan

3. Administrative Announcements: to the members in the audience: 1) If you wish to discuss anything on the agenda or not on the agenda, please complete a question request sheet and give to the Chairman. These discussions will take place as designated in the agenda.

If a non district member wishes to speak or comment, the issue will be taken up in the New Business section at the pleasure of the Board. It should be noted the Board does not have to allow a non district member to speak.

2) All members must speak from the podium, beginning with name, address & if you live within the boundaries of LAMSBD.

3) Members who wish to speak must first be recognized and can speak for five minutes. The five minutes includes comments from the Chair or Board Members with approval of the Chair.

Speakers can only be recognized by the Chairman, Board Members may not recognize, Board Members may make a request the Chairman to recognize a speaker.

Members may be requested to speak by the Chair on a selected basis during meetings for additional information, clarification, etc.

The following individuals may be requested by the Chair to speak at any time for advice or information: District Attorney, District Engineer, District Member Bob Rumble (Mr. Rumble has acted as District Historian, Past District Secretary, District Coordinator of the Reserve Study, District Coordinator of Certification of Assessments).

To the Trustees: All Trustees, including Board Officers must vote. 2) A Trustee with a conflict of interest regarding business before the Board must declare that conflict before the vote with the Chair. The District Attorney may be consulted on this issue. In addition, if a Trustee needs to leave early, the Trustee needs to advise the Chair. An important issue may need to be moved up for discussion earlier for approval & vote.

3) In an effort to maintain a flow of great ideas, The Board will rely on Florida Court ruling, Case # 1D09-1659, on March 10, 2010, the court reconfirmed Section 285.911 (1) Florida Statues (The FL Sunshine Law), Citizens have a right to attend these meetings, but citizens do not have the right to speak.

These rules have developed because our meetings have run almost four hours at times.

4. Approval of Minutes: June 4, 2012 Regular Meeting; Motion & Approval

5. Treasurer: Treasurer Report for July 2, 2012; Motion & Approval

6. Approval of Checks: Checks for July 2, 2012; Motion & Approval

7. Staff Reports:

a. District Engineer Mike Kelter

b. District Attorney Wayne Flowers


8. Trustee Reports:

a. Chairman:

b. Vice Chairman:

c. Trustees:

9. New Business

a. Discussion on appointment of trustee to fulfill the remainder of Trustee Futch’s term. Trustee Bill Futch has resigned his Seat effective June 6th. He will resume his seat after the November election.

b. Discussion on proposed FY 2012/13 Budget and Adoption of Tentative budget – Motion & Approval

c. Approval to hold Special Called Meeting for the purpose of adopting final budget adoption. Motion & Approval

d. Approval to advertise for Special Called Meeting. Motion & Approval

11. Adjournment – The next meeting will be July 2, 2012.


Lake Level Update


All three lakes are well above normal. All three valves on South Lake Asbury & Lake Asbury are wide open. Water is going over the top of the Lake Ryan Kettle. Some homes on the West Finger of Lake Asbury are having trouble with their septic tanks. Water is over several bulkheads on Lake Asbury.

Water is going over the Lake Asbury spillway for only the fifth time in 30 years.

Please remind all your neighbors that the lakes can be used but NO WAKE. Wakes could damage lake residential property, especially bulkheads. Boaters creating wakes that damage property can be sued by another resident. Please, let’s all be good neighbors.

Debby may hang around for several days. The situation is what it is. We received 4 inches of rain since 12:30 AM this morning, and more is on the way.

The Lake Committee will always err on the side of public safety. Remember, we can only guess at the amount of rainfall and how much runoff water is coming from Seminole Village & Henley Road. The runoff from these two areas is running hot & heavy. The valves leak, and are turned by hand. Please understand, and bear with us.

November 6, 2012 General Election

LAMSBD Trustee Board Seat 5 is up for election during the regular Clay General Election, November 6, 2012.


 Thomas Chandler-Qualified

Janet Lankes-Qualified

For all election questions: Early Voting, Voting by Mail, Etc., please contact the Clay Elections office 904-269-6350. The Clay County General Election, November 6, 2012, will take place at Precinct No. 504, the Lake Asbury Community Center, 282 Branscomb Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

Candidates for Seats 1,2,3,7 & 9 were elected  due to no opposition. All other even seats were not up for election.

Loan Signing Event

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LAMSBD Trustees will sign a required Ameris Bank loan document for the
$840,000 SLAIP at the Lake Asbury Community Center,

Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM

This is a signing event only. There will be no meeting or discussion.
Trustees will sign the document & leave. District Secretary will
notarize. Loan documents must be completed next week.

Additional information