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SOUTHI-W .EST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida December 8, 1971
The Board of Governors of the South.west Florida Water Management
District (Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building
in Brooksville on December 8, 1971 at 9:30 a.m. The following
persons were present:
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
Edward Medard, Secretary Richard Miller, Consulting Engineer
John A. Anderson, Treasurer Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Herman Beville, Asst. Treasurer Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Peter J. Negri, Member Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Thomas M. Van der Veer, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
J. Mason Wines, Member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Clint Schultz, Finance & Accounting Div.
Robert IWatson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney
C. J. Hardee Jr., Keystone Park Civic Association
Matt Bryan, Keystone Park Civic Association
Alric Pottberg, Hudson
W. T. Burrell, Keystone Park Civic Association
R. C. Fountain, IMCC Bartow
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Mrs. Peter Negri, Ocala
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Bruce Congleton, Fla. Phosphate Council, Lakeland
John W. Hcrnp.buckle, Dade City
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Carol Ezell, Hildred Haight,
Robert Haight, Jean Mercer, Melodie Oleson, and Linda Ryals.
Mr. S. C. Bexley, Jr. called the meeting to order. The minutes of the
November 10, 1971 meeting were considered by the members and after study
it was moved by Mr. Van der Veer and seconded by Mr. Bexley that the
minutes be approved as published to the Board. Motion carried.
Mr. Twachtmann presented the well inventory, which was requested by
the Governing Board as support of the District Regulatory activities.
The inventory covered 1,000 square miles in northern Pinellas, northern
Hillsborough and Pasco County. The presentation included an areal display
of the concentration of wells of various diameters, the IBM compilation
of the data and a chart listing the largest water users based on 1970
production figures as well as those with the largest capabilities for
Mr. Twachtmann presented for pre-hearing review the staff proposal for
a rule of general applicability for the designation and regulation of
"water use-caution" areas, which is to be known as Chapter 16CC-2.01.
He explained the procedures which this regulation would require for the
establishment of a water use-caution area and the kinds of situations
in which its use would be advantageous. These regulations are the subject
of the public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m., December 8, 1971.
Mr. Twachtmann also presented for pre-hearing review the staff proposal
for the order to the City of St. Petersburg. The order would regulate
withdrawal of water from the city's well fields by setting certain levels
in observation wells nearby that could not be exceeded. The essential
portions of the order were discussed point by point prepatory to the
public hearing to be held at 2:30 p.m.
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Mr. Anderson raised several points including a question as to whether
the Board was actually interested in preserving the Floridan aquifer
or was merely reacting to pressure groups. He further stated that the
August 1 date set out in the order could be extremely troublesome if
the Pasco County well field is kept from being operational by that date
by opposition's court action. In that case, the city may not be able
to supply sufficient water to its citizens.
The times for the two public hearings were again announced. There
being no further business to come before the Board at that time the
meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.
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