State Of Florida Department Of Health Legal Counsel Sends Us Deerfield Beach’s Latest Water Reports

Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-In following up on Deerfield Beach’s 36 consecutive failing qtr’s of State of Florida exams of our water treatment plant, here is the latest. Remember folks no problems here another $14.6 million will not correct. The folks in charge of our water treatment plant are the same geniuses that have left us with no recycling options for Deerfield Beach’s trash.

#DeerfieldBeachWaterTreatmentPlantNeedsWork

 

Dear Mr. Levy:

 

Attached please find the documents responsive to your email request (6/27/18 7:37am).  Photos have been redacted pursuant to F.S. § 119.07 and § 119.071 (3)(b)1. and 2.

 

Best regards,

 

Paul D. Eichner, Chief Legal Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Florida Department of Health-Broward County
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

http://broward.floridahealth.gov/
(954)467-4700 ext. 4104

Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROTECT, PROMOTE & IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THROUGH INTEGRATED STATE, COUNTY & COMMUNITY EFFORTS.

Vision: Healthiest State in the Nation

Values: (ICARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

 

 

From: news@deerfield-news.com [mailto:news@deerfield-news.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:37 AM
To: Eichner, Paul D
Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment plant

 

Hello Mr. Eichner,

We respectfully request all of the most recent Deerfield Beach water treatment plant examination updates as to their deficiencies from 1-01-2018 thru  7-01-2018. Also any and all pictures showing the repaired items. Again we respectfully request access to the plant with other members of the media so we can see with our eyes what is going on down there. Once again I request the identification of any records you will not release so we may seek them via the courts.

Thanks,’

Howard Levy

Deerfield-News.com

 

 

Dear Mr. Levy:

 

Attached please find the documents responsive to your email request (6/27/18 7:37am).  Photos have been redacted pursuant to F.S. § 119.07 and § 119.071 (3)(b)1. and 2.

 

Best regards,

 

Paul D. Eichner, Chief Legal Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Florida Department of Health-Broward County
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

http://broward.floridahealth.gov/
(954)467-4700 ext. 4104

Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROTECT, PROMOTE & IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THROUGH INTEGRATED STATE, COUNTY & COMMUNITY EFFORTS.

Vision: Healthiest State in the Nation

Values: (ICARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

 

 

From: news@deerfield-news.com [mailto:news@deerfield-news.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:37 AM
To: Eichner, Paul D
Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment plant

 

Hello Mr. Eichner,

We respectfully request all of the most recent Deerfield Beach water treatment plant examination updates as to their deficiencies from 1-01-2018 thru  7-01-2018. Also any and all pictures showing the repaired items. Again we respectfully request access to the plant with other members of the media so  we can see with our eyes what is going on down there. Once again I request the identification of any records you will not release so we may seek them via the courts.

Thanks,’

Howard Levy

Deerfield-News.com

 

 

——- Original Message ——–

Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment
plant
From: “Eichner, Paul D” <Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov>
Date: Wed, February 07, 2018 6:48 am
To: “‘news@deerfield-news.com‘” <news@deerfield-news.com>

Good morning.  You may pick up the requested records (copied for your convenience which include notations, as appropriate, to the statutory reference for documents/photographs not being released) tomorrow, Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Department of Health Offices located at 2421A  SW 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.  The engineering section is located on the second floor (glassed wall with a door on your left if you take the stairs up to the second floor).  There is an elevator as well.  Please ask to speak with Marquis who has been scheduled to spend no more than ½ hour with you as you review/photograph the plan sheets.

 

Paul D. Eichner, Chief Legal Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Florida Department of Health-Broward County
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954)467-4700 ext. 4104

Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROTECT, PROMOTE & IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THROUGH INTEGRATED STATE, COUNTY & COMMUNITY EFFORTS.

Vision: Healthiest State in the Nation

Values: (ICARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

 

 

From: news@deerfield-news.com [mailto:news@deerfield-news.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:34 AM
To: Eichner, Paul D
Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment plant

 

Mr. Eichner ,

I would like t pick up the documents Thursday or Friday Am and I will just take pictures of the 40 plan sheets.Please let me know what are charges that are going to be assessed for my requested records.

Also would like to know how many documents including photos you are not releasing to me and how we identify those and why they are not being released so I may seek a Writ of Mandamus.

Thanks,

Howard Levy

Deerfield-News.com

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment
plant
From: “Eichner, Paul D” <Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov>
Date: Mon, January 22, 2018 11:37 am
To: “‘news@deerfield-news.com‘” <news@deerfield-news.com>
Cc: “Sims, Candy” <Candy.Sims@flhealth.gov>

Mr. Levy,

 

The documents you requested in your January 11, 2018 email to the Broward County Health Department have been collected and are now available. The documents are quite voluminous.  You may schedule an appointment to pick them up at your convenience.  Additionally, there are 40 plan sheets that are related to your request and are available to view and have copies made.  Charges will be assessed in compliance with Florida Statute section 119.07 and Department policy. Please identify a date and time when you will pick up and/or inspect the public records so that we can coordinate having a space available for you to review the documents. Our business hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  Kindly schedule your appointment with sufficient buffer to ensure that you complete your review prior to 5pm.  Should you need to reschedule to complete your review we will accommodate your request.

 

Kindly share your requested appointment time and this office will coordinate with our Environmental Section and confirm the date and time with you via email.  We are located at 2421A  S.W. 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

 

Regards,

 

Paul D. Eichner, Chief Legal Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Florida Department of Health-Broward County
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954)467-4700 ext. 4104

Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROTECT, PROMOTE & IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THROUGH INTEGRATED STATE, COUNTY & COMMUNITY EFFORTS.

Vision: Healthiest State in the Nation

Values: (ICARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

 

 

From: news@deerfield-news.com [mailto:news@deerfield-news.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:33 AM
To: Eichner, Paul D; Eichner, Paul D
Cc: Mayor Ganz
Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment plant

 

Mr Eichner,

When the Mayor of Deerfield Beach tells the citizens of Deerfield Beach at Tuesday nights meeting not to worry and citizens/bloggers are trying to create a panic I take exception.

 

My posts are factual the pictures from your office.While you say were sent in error and exempt are real photos showing the deficiencies for anyone with eyes to see.

The pictures the State sent to me in my public records request are shocking. The ones you have and do not want to release by claiming they are exempt one would assume have to be much worse.

 

Deerfield Beach after being in violation of deficiencies for 36 quarters at our water treatment plant is a fact and something is wrong.

What is germane are releasing all public records pertaining to my request.

I again respectfully request a visit to the plant you and Mayor Ganz can accompany me with a DHS Agent or US Marshall or BSO Deputy. Let me see with my eyes what it is the Mayor and your office do not want seen by all of the public. The fact that the city wishes to invoke the “Patriot Act” as well as your office invoking F.S. section 119.071 to keep citizens from finding out what is really going on.

I pose no security threat whatsoever.

Thanks,

Howard Levy

Deerfield-News.com

 

Subject: RE: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment
plant
From: “Eichner, Paul D” <Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov>
Date: Tue, January 16, 2018 3:05 pm
To: “‘news@deerfield-news.com‘” <news@deerfield-news.com>, “Sims, Candy”
<Candy.Sims@flhealth.gov>

Mr. Levy,

 

I have received your public records request.  The records are being gathered and will be reviewed to ensure that the documents that are to be released meet the statutory criteria under F.S. section 119.071and are not confidential or exempt.  The remaining documents germane to your request will be made available as quickly as possible.

 

Paul D. Eichner, Chief Legal Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Florida Department of Health-Broward County
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954)467-4700 ext. 4104

Paul.Eichner@flhealth.gov

MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROTECT, PROMOTE & IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THROUGH INTEGRATED STATE, COUNTY & COMMUNITY EFFORTS.

Vision: Healthiest State in the Nation

Values: (ICARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

 

 

From: news@deerfield-news.com [mailto:news@deerfield-news.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:50 AM
To: Sims, Candy
Cc: Eichner, Paul D
Subject: Public records request on Deerfield Beach’s water treatment plant

 

Dear Ms.Sims,

We respectfully request the following public records.

All communications and correspondence including electronic.emails texts,notes etc, from anyone employed by the city of Deerfield Beach and your agency,from July of 2017 thru today.

Specifically we also ask for the current status of Deerfield Beach’s deficiencies from their inspections and re-inspections that still have not been remedied.

We also ask for the right to be accompanied by a state official and city official and tour the facility.

Thank You,

Howard Levy

Deerfield-News.com

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 Deerfield 1 prr_0264.pdf 746 k Download
 Deerfield 2 prr_0265.pdf 679 k Download
 Deerfield 3 prr_0266.pdf 742 k Download
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