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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida March 8, 1972
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in Brooksville on
March 8, 1972 at 9:30 a.m. The following persons were present:
Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Edward Medard, Secretary Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Thomas Van der Veer, Asst. Sec. Donald R. Feaster, District Engineer
John A. Anderson, Treasurer Robert J. Gates, Superintendent of Maint.
Peter J. Negri, Member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney
E. T. Knudsen, Jr., City of St. Petersburg
Thomas Diana, Hillsborough County
Frank Neff, Hillsborough County Commissioner
Thane Halstead, Ocala
Esther Halstead, Ocala
Mrs. Peter J. Negri, Ocala
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Cassandra Atkinson, Carol Ezell, j
Emil Meier, Marion Petersen, Bill Smith, and Emilio Vergara.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The Minutes of the Meeting of
February 9, 1972 were considered by the Board. A motion was made by Col.
Negri, seconded by Mr. Van der Veer, that the Minutes be approved as published.
Mr. Smith then gave a status report to the Board on the provisions of the St.
Petersburg Order. The Hillsborough County Engineer's office issued a permit
for the Lutz-Lake Fern road pipeline crossing on February 23, 1972. He
explained that the Pasco well field will require three major construction
phases to bring it into operational readiness. These are: a water trans-
mission main, pumping facilities and electric power for the pumps. He
pointed out to the Board on the map overlay the various contracts and ex-
plained them. The water main improvements are being constructed under three
separate contracts: C 35, C 33a and C 33b. C 35 is that portion of the
contract for the line between the existing main on the south side of Van
Dyke Road, north to a point approximately 75 feet north of the Lutz-Lake
Fern Road. Mechanical and Chemical Equipment Company, Inc. is the con-
tractor and the contract is scheduled for completion March 20, 1972. They
are somewhat behind schedule, but their pipe is strung out and being rapid-
ly placed. C 33a covers the main from the north point of C 35 to the well
field. C 33b covers the collection mains within the well field and the
connection to the transmission main. Both these contracts were awarded to
the Boyce Company, Clearwater, and scheduled for completion October 21,
1972. Their construction has not begun, but the pipe is due March 24, 1972.
Another contract covers the installation of the pumping facilities and it
is the major time delay item involved in the operational readiness of the
well field. The pumps will have a considerable delay before delivery. This
contract is to go out for bids next month. Contract C 36 covers the electrical
and control facets of construction. It has not yet been bid but the engineers
do not consider this contract to be a source of any delay. To date, they
have laid approximately 1,600 feet of pipeline. With reference to the deep
observation well for the well field, Mr. Smith told the Board that the City
of St. Petersburg has provided the District with plans and specifications
for this well. There are some modifications to these specifications
being discussed in order to derive the maximum effectiveness from the
well. The modifications should be completed shortly and the plans and
specifications will then go out for bids. Mr. Twachtmann said that we are
reasonably pleased that all of these items are proceeding as that is what
the Board had hoped to see. The Board's action last month did bring the
pipeline crossing to an immediate head and to a conclusion.
Mr. Twachtmann reported on the effective date of Chapter 16-CC, 1.01' through
1.06. He said that this is the portion concerning the testing labs and there
has been some confusion as to the effective date. Mr. Varn did some check-
ing into the matter and he reported that a final decision has not yet been
made. However, the latest the rules will become effective is April 17, 1972,
and they may well already be effective. This is being checked out in Talla-
hassee now. Mr. Twachtmann further explained that there has been some con-
fusion in the Secretary of State's office and they have asked us to provide
some additional information to them. We are reproviding information verify-
ing that we advertised the changes in fifteen counties. If they accept
this verification, the rules are already effective. This should be straight-
ened out today and just as soon as we have received the correct information
as to the effective date of the rules, we will send written notification to
the consulting engineers and drilling labs.
There beino .... ,ner business to come before the Board at this time, the
meetips was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.