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  • 3. PORTFOLIO: Kim Ford, PE, CFMContentsThe Presentation: Sidewalks and Street Trees See separate fileThe Report: Sidewalks and Street Trees See separate fileStorm Surge Signs Page 6Stormwater Management Facility Application Form Page 9Letters Page 13 Page 3 of 21
  • 4. The Presentation: Sidewalks and Street TreesThe Sidewalks and Street Trees initiative was begun as a special assignment to:Evaluate the problem of sidewalks damaged by tree roots.By calling others around the nation, I identified the magnitude of the problem andsoon discovered a solution. The Solution: An alternative tree location with thestreet trees located behind the sidewalks and not in the narrow planting strip.With Stakeholders identified, I gave the ‘helpers’ an opportunity to contribute.The “Contributors” include engineers, planners, arborists, department directors,and others. The other local municipalities were informed of our intentions forchange.In August 2010, I delivered the presentation to the County Administrator and theExecutive Team, and a favorable response was received. Sidewalks and Street Trees Along Local Streets in Residential Communities See separate file Page 4 of 21
  • 5. The Report: Sidewalks and Street TreesThe Sidewalks and Street Trees initiative was begun as a special assignment to:Evaluate the problem of sidewalks damaged by tree roots.The Report includes vision and mission statements as part of the ExecutiveSummary, with the goal and objectives clearly defined. The problems aredescribed in the Background section of the report. Approaches by others aredescribed Mitigation Strategies section. The recommended solution is describedin the Local Recommendations section. The Summary section providesadditional support and details. See separate file Page 5 of 21
  • 6. Storm Surge SignsThe Storm Surge Signs are frequently recognized as a significant accomplishmentthat benefits the residents of Hillsborough County.Although this project was conceived and funded by a federal grant through theHillsborough County Emergency Management Department years earlier, itremained dormant until 2009 when I volunteered to lead the effort to complete theproject. In collaboration with others, the signs were redesigned for visibility.With great diligence, I selected the locations, acquired the permits, and managedthe construction for project completion in 2010. Page 6 of 21
  • 7. Storm Surge Sign Video:http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/hazardmit/stormsurge/home.cfmThe Storm Surge Signs are frequently recognized as a significant accomplishment that benefits theresidents of Hillsborough County. A video is provided at the website link noted above.Although this project was conceived and funded by a federal grant through the Hillsborough CountyEmergency Management Department years earlier, it remained dormant until 2009 when Ivolunteered to lead the effort to complete the project. In collaboration with others, the signs wereredesigned for visibility. With great diligence, I selected the locations, acquired the permits, andmanaged the construction for project completion in 2010.Hillsborough County has placed 30 storm surge signs in prominent locations in unincorporatedcounty that have been identified as having major storm surge risk. The signs are posted 13 feetabove the ground to show how high the water could rise in that location.The signs are located in the southern part of the county from Ruskin to Progress Village and in thenorthwest part of the county from Odessa to Town ‘N Country. Page 7 of 21
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  • 9. Stormwater Management Facility Application FormAs one of the few professional engineers in the Planning and Growth ManagementDepartment, I developed extensive experience working with the engineering consultantsthat do business with Hillsborough County. Many submit construction plans and relateddesign documents that are insufficient for review.Professional engineering consultants have an abundance of stormwater rules that varyfrom county to county, with Hillsborough County’s being one of the most restrictive anddifficult rules to follow. Submitting construction plans and related design documents thatare insufficient for review wastes time and increases costs. Other agencies, such asFDEP and SWFWMD, have significantly reduced the number of insufficient submittalsby use of more relevant application forms. I implemented these initiatives in part by useof checklists and created the Stormwater Management Facility Application Form. Page 9 of 21
  • 10. APPLICATION FORM: Stormwater Management Facility DRAFT 10/15/2008PROJECT NAME FOLIO #INSTRUCTIONS FOR A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITYI. GeneralNOTE: Portions of some parts may not be applicable.II. Application CodesIII. Listing of Checklist PartsPart A. Design ReportPart B. Construction PlansPart C. Off-site ImprovementsPart D. MasterplansPart E. CertificationChecklist: Although the checklist does include items most often expected for approval,the checklist does not include all items required for all projects.S_ LOCATION____ N/A__ ____________ ___ Part A. Design Report__ ____________ ___ 1. Outfall Capacity: (4.2.A.1.e., 5.1.C.2.b., 6.1.C., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 2. The 100-year floodplain: (4.1.E.4., 4.1.P., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 3. Existing Drainage Patterns: (4.1.F., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 4. Drainage Basins: (4.2.A.1.b., 4.2.A.1.d., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 5. Positive Outfall: (4.2.A.1.e., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 6. Tailwater: (4.2.A.1.e., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 7. Pond Recovery: (5.1.C.2., 6.1.D.16., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 8. Boundary conditions: (4.2.A.1.e., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 9. Geotechnical Report: (5.1.C.8., 6.1.F., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 10. Percolation rate: (5.1.C.8., 6.1.F., SMTM). Page 10 of 21
  • 11. __ ____________ ___ 11. Routing analysis: (4.2.A.2., 6.1.D., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 11.a. Instantaneous peak discharge: (6.1.D., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 12. 100 yr. post-development routing analysis: (6.1.B., 6.1.D.7., Table 6-1, SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 13. Seepage analysis: (4.2.A.2., 6.1.D.5., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 14. Storm Sewer Tabulations: (9.2.K., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 15. Gutter Flow Calculations: (12.10., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 16. The SWFWMD permit: (13.1.A.1., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 17. Perimeter swales and conveyances: (4.1.F., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 18. An operation and maintenance plan: (4.1.Q., 13.1.D., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ Part B. Construction Plans__ ____________ ___ 1. Identify and note all property lines, right- of-way lines, and easements.__ ____________ ___ 2. Datum: (4.2.A.1.c., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 3. All 100-yr. stages/BFEs, and all flood zones: (4.1.E.4., 4.1.P., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 4. Cross-sections: (4.2.A., 7.3.B.4., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 5. Spot elevations: (4.2.A.1., 4.2.A.1.c., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 6. Pond embankments and maintenance areas: (4.1.D.2., 6.1.D., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 7. The EOP elevations: (4.2.A.1.c., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 8. Water level control structures: (6.1.E.2., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 9. Lot Grading Plans: (7.3.B., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 10. Materials and specifications: (8.4., 9.2.L., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 11. Underdrain Design: (Chapter 10, Table 12-1, SMTM).__ ____________ ___ Part C. Off-site Improvements__ ____________ __ 1. The 100-year floodplain: (4.1.E.4., 4.1.P., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 2. Existing Drainage Patterns: (4.1.F., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 3. Drainage Basins: (4.2.A.1.b., 4.2.A.1.d., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 4. Storm Sewer Tabulations: (9.2.K., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 5. Gutter Flow Calculations: (12.10., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 6. Water quality treatment/SWFWMD permit: (13.1.A.1., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 7. Attenuation: (4.1.K., Chapter 6, SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 8. Design details and calculations: (Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 12, SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 9. Identify and note all property lines, right- of-way lines, and easements.__ ____________ ___ 10. Datum: (4.2.A.1.c., SMTM). Page 11 of 21
  • 12. __ ____________ ___ 11. All 100-yr. stages/BFEs, and all flood zones: (4.1.E.4., 4.1.P., 4.2.A.1.j., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 12. Cross-sections: Show a gutter or a ditch. (Chapter 12, SMTM, 2.2.B., TTM).__ ____________ ___ 13. Spot elevations: (4.1.D.1., Chapter 12, SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 14. Materials and specifications: (8.4., 9.2.L., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 15. Transportation concurrency and zoning conditions.__ ____________ ___ 16. Design Exceptions requests must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer.__ ____________ ___ Part D. Masterplans (Phases and outparcels) (4.2.A.1.k., SMTM)__ ____________ ___ 1. Drainage Basins: Previously-approved drawings to show the drainage basins.__ ____________ ___ 2. Excerpts: Previously-approved calculations to show the proposed C or CN.__ ____________ ___ 3. DHW and freeboard: Previously-approved elevations for the DHW and freeboard.__ ____________ ___ 4. Datum: (5.1.C.1.c., SMTM).__ ____________ ___ 5. Infrastructure: Confirmation that existing infrastructure conforms to the previously- approved plans.__ ____________ ___ Part E. CERTIFICATION The EOR shall be solely responsible for all design data and calculations submitted, and for ensuring that the construction plans submitted adhere to the criteria contained in the technical manuals (4.1.4.1.2.2.2.D.1., 4.1.5.2.C.8., DRPM, 61G15, F.A.C., Chapter 471, F.S.). The initially submitted design documents must be intended demonstrate that all applicable design standards have been met. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I certify that the engineering features of this project have been design/examined by me or under my responsible charge and in my professional opinion conform with engineering principles and all applicable rules and specifications. [“Engineer documents” filed for public record must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer [61G15-18.011, 61G15-30, F.A.C.]. The EOR should ensure that all construction plans are reviewed for quality control and confirmation that all designs conform to County standards prior to submittal for PGMD review.] Page 12 of 21
  • 13. LettersI am very fortunate to have worked with some outstanding people that have provided lettersthat represent what I have done for them and can do for you. Page 13 of 21
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