Title: Selections from minutes of SWFWMD Board of Governors meeting
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Title: Selections from minutes of SWFWMD Board of Governors meeting
Alternate Title: Selections from minutes of SWFWMD Board of Governors meeting July 12, 1972 re Four Rivers Basins priority list and dropping the Masarytown Canal and the Harney Cutoff Canal and Structure from the list, approving Corps of Engineering proposal for payment.
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Language: English
Publication Date: July 12, 1972
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 1, Folder 7 ( FUNDING WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS ), Item 44
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Mr. Twachtmann explained the suggested Four River Basins Priority List for
1972-73. He stated that the changes reflected between this list and last year's
list are very minor. Two items completed and, therefore, dropped from the
planning list are the railroad bridge (B-594) over Hiasaryktown Canal and the
Harney Cutoff Canal and Structure. The construction list is essentially the
same with the exception that those projects which the Corps plans to award in
one contract are now combined on the construction list. After a full discus-
sion motion was made by Mr. Medard that the 1972-73 Priority List for both
planning and construction be approved as presented and forwarded to the Corps.
fMotion seconded by iir. Bexley and passed.

fMr. Twachtmann reported to the Board that a proposed contract has been received
from the Corps of Engineers which basically would require that the District
furnish all the 17 percent cash contribution to construction money in advance
for three-year contracts or guarantee that it will be available each year. le
stated tlhat ;any tiNmrs contracts are awarded by the Corps for more than one
year's duration, however, the 17 percent money allocated to the District from
WiZDA funds is only appropriated annually by the legislature with no guarantee
as to amount or availability and the Corps is concerned that District funds may

not be available in the second and third year of a contract. If this mni,",y is
not available from the legislature through WRDA funds and the District agrees
to this contract with the Corps, then the 17 percent funds may have to be
appropriated from the various Basin ad valorem taxes of the District. Mr.
Garland of the Corps of Engineers presented the Corps views on the contract
to the Board. He stated that the District has, in Resolution No. 33, already
signed the assurances to provide the Corps with this 17 percent matching
money, but this contract provides further assurance to the Corps that the 17
percent money will be available from the District for the entire term of a
contract, thereby allowing the District to furnish this money on an annual
basis rather than be required to provide the whole amount in advance for a
three-year contract. Mr. Gibbons pointed out several aspects of the contract
which he believes should be changed for the sake of legality, such as the
fact that it will need to have the signatures of both the Chairman and the
Secretary of the Governing Board on behalf of the District instead of the
single signature as shown. He also recommended that it be approved by those
Basin Boards that have works within the Four River Basins project. After a
full discussion motion was made by Colonel Negri to approve the Corps of Engi-
neers document subject to ratification by the affected Basin Boards. Motion
seconded by Mr. Medard and passed.
Chairman icAteer brought to the Board's attention a matter concerning a legal
fee awarded in Hillsborough County within the past few days in a District con-
demnation suit. On a settlement of approximately $430,000 a legal fee of
$47,500 was awarded by the judge. The Chairman is asking the Board for permis-
sion to follow the recommendation of counsel in whether to appeal this award
decision or take other action which might be deemed appropriate. Following
discussion a motion was made by Ir. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Medard, to ap-
prove following the recommendlation of counsel in this matter. 1Mlotion carried.

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