MINUTES OF 1HE -;'EEFTING
BOARD OF GOVEN"RS j
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida Septeim.ber 13, 1972
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Manag-n-cp't District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in B:-oo!ksville on
September 13, 1972 at 9:40 a.m. The following persons were present:
Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Thomas Van der Veer, Asst. Sec. Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
John A. Anderson, Treasurer Donald R. Feaster, Dir., Water Res. Div.
Peter J. Negri, e.9ember Robert J. Gates, Dir., Field Operations Div.
Joe E. Hill, Member Garald G. Parker, Senior Scientist
Robert E. Vaughn, Member Clint Schultz, Dir., Fin. & Acctg. Div.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney
E. T. Knudsen, Jr., City of St. Petersburg
Leon C. Jackson, City of St. Petersburg
Gardner Collins, Pinellas County Water System
R. David Pyne, Black, Crow and Eidsness
Robert A. Ghiotto, Black, Crow and Eidsness
Edward Medard, Tampa
John Ward Dougherty, Keystone Park Civic Association
Matt Bryan, Keystone Park Civic Association
Paul C. Sarrett, Odessa
Mrs. Robert E. Vaughn, Brandon
Thane Halstead, Ocala
Mrs. Thane Halstead, Ocala
Barbara Negri, Ocala
Doris fiahhard(, Ocala
Ben S. Burton, Leesburg
Mrs. C. E. Stockton, Titusville
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Pete Times
Archie Blount, Tampa Times
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Jules McGee, WTVT Channel 13 News, Tampa
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Cassandra Atkinson, William D. Courser,
Carol Ezell, James A. Mann, Charles H. Miller, Melodie Oleson, Marion Petersen,
Wendall B. Smith, and Emilio Vergara.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman McAteer. The Minutes of the Meeting
of August 9, 1972 were considered by the Board. A motion was made by Mr.
Van der Veer, seconded by Mr. Anderson, that the Minutes be approved as
published. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Smith explained for the benefit of the new Board members the purpose
of the monthly progress report on the City of St. Petersburg's Pasco Well
Field. Before the City of St. Petersburg can completely comply with the
provis-ions F: thF crd- issuCed to them by this District as a result of
the public hearing of January 12, 1972, this well field must be in operation.
Therefore, the Board requested that the staff make a monthly report on the
progress of the contracts for thie well field. Mr. Smith then reviewed and
brought up-to-date the progress of the well field. The pipeline is complete
and thie wells are now being connected to t:he collection main. The test well,
which is also part of the regulatory provisions, has been constructed and
is being tested at the present time. The tests will be completed September
14th and the results of the tests will be presented at the next Board MIeeting.
Shop drawings have not been received from the pump supplier for :,approval by
the project engineer and this is causing some delay. Thie electrical contract
should go out for bid by the beginning of next week. The scheduled date for
operational readiness of the field is still January 1973.
M.r. McAteer explained that in order for the drillers to have a voice and be
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spent and has learned it must be as economical as possible. The County
will need about 20 million gallons of water and the District.staff has
indicated that 20 million gallons may be the maximum available from the
Starkey well field. If this is true, the County may have to go to another
source, Cypress Creek. It will be approximately two years before the County
will be able to move into the Starkey area. At the present time, no final
decision has been made as to which direction to go. After a thorough
discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Anderson that Pinellas County be given
permission to prospect for water within the Starkey well field lands owned
by the District. These tests are to be correlated with the District staff
and the results of the tests are to be furnished to the Board. The motion
was seconded by Colonel Negri and passed unanimously.
Mr. McAteer announced that the Agreement with the City of New Port Richey
for the use of certain lands and the one well which is on the Starkey
property has been executed by the City. Mr. Anderson suggested that the
new Board members be furnished a copy of the Agreement. The staff was
instructed to furnish it by mail.
There being no further business to come before the Board at that time,
the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m.