MINUTES OF THE MEETINGii *
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY) L -.
Brooksville, Florida June 9, 197'K;
The Board of Gov;ernors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met inr District Headquarters building, Brooksville, Florida,
at 9:4.0 A.M. on JL:Pre 9, 1971. The following persons were present:
D. S. McAteer, Chairman Col. H. C. Gee, Consulting Engineer
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Edward Medard, Secretary Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
John A. Anderson, Treasurer Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Herman Beville, i';roiber Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Peter J. Negri, member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Thomas M. Van Der Veer, Member Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Myron Gibbons, Att-orney Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Mrs. W, A, Dobbs, Lakeland
Grace Moore, Lakeland
Roy Wilt, Jr., Lakeland
Harry E. Pearl, Ocala
Dorothy vWoodford, Lake Co. Lake Improvement Assoc.
Mr. Kane, Lake Co. Lake Improvement Assoc.
R. J. Hewett, Lake Co. Lake Improve!,ment Assoc.
Dwight Hart, Lake Co. Lake Imprcvement Assoc.
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
and the following SWFIiMD staff members: Charlene Crockett, Oliver DeWitt,
Carol Ezell, Hildred Haight, and Sharon Michaelis.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the May 12,
1971. 0getina were considered by the me!pr-bers and after 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. Twachtmann presented to the Board the document containing the testimony
from the Public Hearing of May 12, 1971. He suggested that a work session
be held to discuss the testimony and to make a decision. Mr. Twachtmann
commended Mrs. Melba Beaty and Mrs. Carol Ezell on the excellent transcription
of the testimony.
Mrs. Faye Dobbs inquired about what has happened since the last meeting in
regards to a specific report she had requested on certain International
Mineral and Chemicals Company activities. Mrs. Haight was called upon to
comment and stated that she had not accomplished any more on it since last
meeting. Mr. McAteer suggested it be concluded even if District staff had
to go and do the data collecting themselves on this well.
Mrs. Dobbs also inquired about a drainage well in Bartow. Mr. Holzschuh,
geologist of the Hydrologic Division staff, had investigated this well and
wrote Mrs. Dobbs stating that the well did not-come under Florida Statutes
357R-1 as it was drilled before the law came into effect, according to
neighbors. Mrs. Dobbs stated that if the District could not find out who
the owner was then subpoenas should be issued to the neighbors to appear
before the Board. Mr. Gibbons said that the Board does have the authority
under the law to have them come before the Board and explain what has or is
taking place, but he suggested that an investigation by staff be done first.
Mr. Parker said. that if the District moves too much into the water quality
field Dept. of Air & Water Pollution Control is quick to point out the
intrusion. Mr. McAteer instructed the staff to have specific answers to
this matter by next meeting.
There being no further business to come before the Board a.tfh nl
meeting was adjourned at 10:00 A.M.