1. Pollution Control: appropriate government agencies shall test fertilizer for heavy metals, persistent organic poisons, and other toxic
substances. The results of those tests shall be printed on labels that are attached to the fertilizer containers. Fertilizer that contains material derived from toxic waste or sludge shall be labeled as such.
2. Water Resources
a. Comprehensive planning, development and water management on a regional basis.
b. Measures to protect the natural wetlands of Brevard County
c. Continued acquisition of the Upper St. Johns River historic flood
d. Sewage disposal systems that treat wastewater so that it is safe for non-potable reuse.
3. Solid Waste Management
a. A countywide solid waste disposal system which maximizes
resource recovery techniques.
b. A system that utilizes sanitary landfill but which may also use
incineration or waste to energy technology provided the
environmental problems of that technology have been solved, that sufficient waste can be generated within the county to ensure its cost effectiveness and that reuse, reduction, and recycling are maximized countywide.
c. A system which requires the mandatory recycling of all possible
residential, commercial and industrial waste.
4. Growth Management:
Support for adoption and implementation of those provisions of the Brevard County Long Range Comprehensive Plan which are
consistent with the positions of the League.
5. Land Use:
a. enforcement of the coastal zone setback lines for
b. Action to curtail pollution of aquatic preserves.
c. Support for impact fees for transportation, recreation and parks,
correctional facilities, emergency services, schools and libraries.
All impact fees to be at 100% of consultants’ recommendations and reassessed every 5 years.
6. Land Acquisition
a. A countywide program for acquisition of environmentally
significant and historic lands.
b. Lands to be considered for acquisition must be either water recharge areas, wetlands, uplands hammocks, cypress domes, forests or other environmentally sensitive lands, or lands of
c. The land selection committee should be the recommending
body whose members demonstrate knowledge of Brevard’s land and water resources and an unbiased interest in public land
d. Land acquisition should be through purchase; condemnation,
exchange; transfer between local, state or federal agencies; purchase by public or private land trusts; donation; or
cooperative agreements among governmental agencies.
e. Emergency acquisition must follow the criteria specified in the
county’s implementing ordinance.
f. Uses of acquired lands should be compatible with the purposes for which they were acquired.
g. Funding and maintenance of the lands should be provided with an ad valorem tax up to the maximum of ½ mill for no longer than 10 years duration and by matching grants.
h. Management should be administered by appropriate
governmental agencies and limited to the purposes for which the land was acquired.
i. Formation of a public or private land trust. The League also
encourages the preservation of environmentally significant and
historic lands by the use of means other than fee simple
These techniques include but are not limited to charitable trust,
conservation lease, conservation easement, gift by devise,
option to buy, lease back, registry reserved life estate,
restrictive covenants, right of first refusal, non financial benefits, and tax benefits. This recommendation does not exclude fee
simple or a combination of fee simple with any other technique.