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k SOOT WEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGUL TORY)
S' Broiksville, Florida October 1 1971.
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in Brooksville on
October 13, 1971 at 9:30 a.m. The following persons were present:
D. S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
Edward Medard, Secretary Richard Miller, Consulting Engineer
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
John A. And--rson, TrNeasurer Ple T.chtm!nn, Executive Director
Herman Bevi11e, Member Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Peter J. Negri, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Thomas M. Van der Veer, Member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Mrs. W. A. Dobbs, Lakeland
F. J. Siwik, Keystone Lake
Gus Thomas, Keystone Civic Club
C. J. Hardee, Jr., Keystone Civic Club
Bill Osinski, Tampa Times
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
Bruce Congleton, Florida Phosphate Council, Lakeland
Mrs. Peter Negri, Ocala
P. Patrick Brown, Rep. T. Terrell Sessums of Tampa
Ward Dougherty, Keystone Civic
Lewis Cox, Motorola
Wayne Berrier, Motorola
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Lloyd Dove, City of St. Petersburg
Mr. Lynn, City of St. Petersburg
Mr. Knudsen, City of St. Petersburg
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Carol Ezell, Weida Liguori, Jim
Manni, Linda Ryals and Jake Varn.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the Septem-
ber 8, 1971 meeting were considered by the members and after the study it
was moved by Mr. Bexley and seconded by Mr. Van der Veer that the minutes
be approved as published to'the Board. Motion carried.
Mr. Parker reported to the Board on the status of driller registration and
permits. There are 673 registered drillers and 254 drilling contractors
on active listing. A total of 8,036 permits were issued from January to
September, 1971. Chairman McAteer brought out the significant fact that in
view of this report the District should approach 10,000 permits in the year
1971. It was also mentioned that approximately 98% of all permit applica-
tions are processed and permits mailed on the same day they are received.
l K r. Twachtmann presented a graph showing the 20-year period of record from
1950 to 1970 for the Tampa rainfall station. He pointed out the significant
factor brought out in this graph is that since the beginning of 1961 the
Drought cycle in this area is very obvious. Chairman McAteer stated that
this graph explains very briefly and quickly why the District has always
been so water conservation minded.
Mr. Twachtmann reported to the Board on the Hillsborough Board of County
Commissioners decision regarding the St. Petersburg waterline crossing re-
quest -- the Board voted to disapprove this crossing. He stated that at
the meeting of the Hillsborough County Commission, when called upon for
comment, he had stated that it was the District Governing Board's intent
to regulate the City of St. Petersburg well fields and the staff recommen-
dations on the proposed regulations would probably be ready within the next
60 days. The two general items to be considered in these regulations are:
(1) to inventory all wells throughout the Northwest Hillsborough, Pinellas-
Anclote and Pithlachascotee Basin areas in order to write a regulation to
define by major user all those who will come under regulation; and (2) to
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provide specific instruction to the City of St. Petersburg defining opera-
tional procedures and hydrologically sound methodology which would be
required when the operation of their Pasco field began.
Mr. Parker explained the status of the well construction standards. He
stated that at the present time the members of the Well Drilling Advisory
Committee have been furnished draft copies of the well construction code
and are reviewing this prior to the next meeting of this committee which
will be held during the coming month.
Chairman McAteer stated that a date needs to be set for a hearing on well
field operation instructions to the City of St. Petersburg. Mr. Gibbons
stated that ten days written notice will need to be given if the District
proposes to issue any order or procedure. Chairman McAteer proposed that
the public hearing be held in conjunction with the November Governing Board
meeting. After a full discussion a motion was made by Mr. Medard, seconded
by Mr. Anderson and passed, that a public hearing be held in conjunction
with the December 8th Governing Board meeting. The staff was instructed to
have the necessary data ready for presentation to the Board at this meeting,
including the completed inventory for that region.
There being no further business to come before the Board at that time the
meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.