The former Joint City/County Advisory Committee created and tasked a Stormwater Technical Committee to research and make recommendations to the Joint Committee concerning countywide mosquito control. The County and all seven cities currently have separate mosquito control programs ranging from complaint-based adult control to limited integrated mosquito management. Integrated and comprehensive mosquito control is the best approach to prevent the outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases. Separately, the current programs do not coordinate with each other and are not science based, preventing efficient, comprehensive and integrated countywide mosquito control. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between all seven (7) cities and Seminole County was created and has been approved and recommended by the Joint City/County Advisory Committee, as well as approved and executed by all seven (7) cities and the County, to consolidate and integrate mosquito control activities based on a comprehensive and scientific approach. Coordination and consolidation of efforts will result in more effective mosquito control and increase efficiency by preventing repeated treatments.
The MOA was the starting point for countywide integrated mosquito control which has begun an implementation of the program within the Public Works Department. In accordance with staff recommendations and Board direction, the County is phasing in the program over a three (3)-year. The County will utilize a combination of full-time and seasonal employees to accomplish the mission of controlling mosquitoes, conducting mosquito control activities within the geographic boundaries of the County, to include the cities as it phases out the contracted services. Any supplemental treatments by the cities will be coordinated through the County.
The program will provide for aerial spraying for adult and larvae control on an as-needed basis in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations and with the cities' approval when appropriate. As recommended by the Joint City/County Advisory Committee and endorsed by the County and all seven (7) cities
and stated in the MOA, each member has identified a representative to serve on an advisory committee to coordinate implementation activities and operations of the Program and to assure consistency of service delivery.
- Mike Insley, City of Altamonte Springs
- Steve Spencer, City of Casselberry
- Dave Dovan, City of Lake Mary
- Bob Langley, City of Longwood
- David Waller, City of Oviedo
- Bilal Iftikhar, City of Sanford
- Zynka Perez, City of Winter Springs
- Kelly Deutsch, Seminole County
The Advisory Board meeting will convene regularly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. During the winter the advisory board meets every other month. Call 407-665-5542 to check the meeting schedule.
2011: February - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2010: February - April - May - June - August - September - October - December
2009: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - December
2008: January - February - March - April - June - July - August - September - October - November - December