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MINUTES OF THE MEETING
SNtTHWEtT FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT EIGULATORY) 1]
Brooksville, Florida July 14, 1971 ?
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in District Headquarters building, Brooksville, Florida,
at 9:40 A.M. on July 14, 1971. The following persons were present:
D. S. McAteer, Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Edward Medard, Secretary Donald Feaster, District Engineer
John A. Arnderson, Treasurer Garald G. Parker, Chief ldc:rologist
Hermran 3evile, ;Member Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Peter J. Negri, Member Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Thomas M. Van der Veer, Mem-ber
Myron Gibbons, Attorney
Mrs. W. A. Dobbs, Lakeland
Mr. Jo)hn W. Pittran, II, Lutz
Mrs. Lucille Dorr, Lakeland
Mr. Herb Holmann, Lakeland
Mr. D,-!ight L. Hart, Oklawaha
Dr. J. S. Rosershein, U.S.G.S., Tampa
Dr. W. E. Wilson, III, U.S.G.S., Tampa
Mrs. Peter Negri, Ocala
Mr. Bruce Congleton, Lakeland
Mr. Burl Dunlap, Dunedin
Mr. H. J. McGillvary, Tamrpa
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Robert Atkinson, Carol Ezell,
Dave Henderlight, Bud Holzschuh, Sharon Michaelis, Nancy Mills, Melodie
Oleson, Bi11l Smith and Jake Varn.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the June 9,
1971, meeting were considered by the iic!;mbers and after study it was moved
by Mr. Anderson and seconded by Mr. Bexley, Jr. that the minutes be
approved as published to the Board. Motion carried.
Dr. J. S. Rosenshein introduced Dr. U. E. Wilson, III, who presented a
presentation of the U. S. Geological Survey's work on the Tropical River
Groves project that was begun several years ago as a part of the DeSoto
and Hardee study. Dr. Wilson stated that Tropical River Groves has com-
pleted 32 wells, drilling three more at the present time, with six or so
to go on the one per mile spacing. Tropical River Groves feels that they
need 193 million gallons per day. If they do pu,!"p at that rate, it will
be equal to what Tampa, St. Petersburg and the entire Bay area uses.
Dr. Wilson suggested recharge wells as a means of helping to alleviate
some of the burden for the large amount of pumping and described the con-
cept to the Board.
Mr. Wines stated that in !Hardee and DeSoto counties some of the well owners
have said that their wells are being affected by this new larger user.
Mr. Twachtmann told the Board that sometime in the coming months some
difficult decisions will have to be made on whether or not to continue grant-
ing well permits at this well field.
Mr. Twachtm;ann then presented the revised Rules and Regulations, Chapter 16CC,
dated July 6, 1971, to the Board. He explained that after many months of
rewrite and many meetings he believed these were the best rules to solve
the pres-ent situations. The Rules and Regulations were studied again and
Mr. Wines moved that, based on the evidence presented at the Public Hearing
of May 12, 1971 the South'..pst Florida Water Man.agem.ient District (Regulatory)
finds a need exists for the-se rules; that the July 6, 1971 edition of the
Rules and Regulations be officially approvedd andl forwarded through the De-
partment of Natural Resources to the Secretary of State's office for certifi-
cation into the Florida Admrinistrative Code for immediate imrplemenltation.
The motion was seconded by iMr. Van der Veer and passed unanimously.
Minutes of the Meeting July 14, 1971
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Mrs. Faye Dobbs inquired about the IMC drainage well. Mr. Smith, hydro-
geologist of the Hydrologic Division staff, stated that this has been turned
over to Dept. of Air and Water Pollution Control as it is not a violation
of SWFWMD(R) rules. Mr. Smith has requested that Dept. of Air and Water
Pollution Control keep the District informed.. Mrs. Dobbs contested that
we do have the authority according to a statement made by our attorney,
Mr. Gibbons at the last Board eatingg Mr. Wines suggested that as a
solution to the problem that he would be glad to meet with Dept. of Air
and Water Pollution Control and Mrs. Dobbs at the drainage well to discuss
a solution to the problem.
Mrs. Dobbs also inquired if the Board was aware that blanket permits are
issued. Mr. Parker answered that the staff does issue one permit to cover
a specific number of wells to be drilled on a single site.
Mrs. Dobbs also inquired about reporting a drilling rig from IMC without
a SWFWMD(R) decal on the truck. She said the Hydrologic Technician made
no action to correct the driller. Mr. Twachtmann said it will be checked
and the staff will report to Mrs. Dobbs next Board meeting.
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time the
meeting was adjourned at 11:00 A.M.
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