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Fire Marshall Service Between IRC and City of Sebastian
Conflict Assessment Meeting
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CONFLICT ASSESSMENT MEETING <br />1. <br />2. <br />INTRODUCTION <br />BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 — 2:00 P.M. <br />Conference Room A2-230 <br />Indian River County Administration Complex <br />18012711 Street, Building A <br />Vero Beach, Florida, 32960-3388 <br />www.iregov.com <br />County Attorney Dylan Reingold stated that this was the first meeting under the Florida <br />Governmental Conflict Resolution Act with Indian River County and the City of Sebastian <br />concerning Fire Marshal'Service. He added that per the Florida Statutes, the meeting was to <br />discuss the issues pertaining to the conflict, and the assessment of the conflict from the <br />perspective of each governmental entity involved. <br />Attorney Reingold introduced those in attendance. For the County was County Attorney <br />Dylan Reingold, County Administrator Jason Brown, and Emergency Services Director Tad <br />Stone. Present from the City of Sebastian was City Manager Paul Carlisle, City Attorney <br />Jim Stokes, and Director/Building Official Wayne Eseltine. Also in attendance was City <br />Manager of Fellsmere, Jason Nunemaker. <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY PERSPECTIVE <br />County Administrator Jason Brown provided the County's perspective stating that in the <br />year 2018, the City of Sebastian (the City) established an independent City Fire Marshal <br />Office mirroring the responsibilities of the County's Fire Marshal. He referred to Section <br />633.118 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.), Persons authorized to enforce laws and rules of State <br />Fire Marshal. He pointed out that there are three types of entities authorized to enforce the <br />laws and rules of the State Fire Marshal: 1) Chiefs of County, Municipal, and Special District <br />fire service providers; 2) other fire service providers personnel designated by the respective <br />chiefs; and 3) personnel designated by local governments having no organized fire service <br />provider. He explained that the City is part of the Emergency Services District of the County <br />and since the Emergency Services District operates as an organized fire service provider <br />within the City, the City does not have the authority to exercise such powers. <br />Administrator Jason Brown referred to Chapter 208 of the County Code which governs the <br />Indian River County Emergency Services District and addressed the County's concerns. He <br />Conflict Assessment Meeting 1 <br />February 26,2019 . <br />
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