MINUTES OF THE MEETING
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida May 12, 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 May 12, 1971. The following persons were present:
D. S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Vice Chairman Richard Miller, Consulting Engineer
Edward Medard, Secretary Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
John Anderson, Treasurer Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Herman Beville, Member Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Peter J. Negri, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Thomas Van der Veer, Member Garald Parker, Chief Hydrologist
J. Mason Wines, Member Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
H. J. Woodard, Dept. of Natural Resources
John Hornbuckle, Withlacoochee River Basin Board
James Mummey, Polk County Property Owners' League
Harry E. Pearl, Ocala
Dwight L. Hart, Oklawaha
Mrs. W. A. Dobbs, Lakeland
Grace Moore, Lakeland
Roy Wilt, Jr., Lakeland
Michael Houck, New Port Richey
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Melba Beaty, Charlene DeLaMater,
Carol Ezell, Hildred Haight, Sharon Michaelis, Robert Sartor and Wendall
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the April 7,
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 called the Board's attention to a memorandum report in their
folders listing the status of the three well drilling contractors who were
cited in Board action at the April 7th meeting for failure to submit completion
reports and logs in accordance with the rules and regulations. These drilling
contractors have now brought their reports up to date and the staff suggests
no further action at this time. After discussion a motion was made by Col.
Negri that the automatic suspension which was to have been imposed upon these
drillers in the event they did not comply with the Board's previous instruct-
ions to appear and comply be removed. Motion seconded by Mr. Anderson and
approved. Mr. Twachtmann further stated that this memo report also shows the
month of April to be a record setter with 1,046 permits being issued during
themonth, 93 of which were issued in one day.
Mr. Twachtmann reported to the Board on the investigation of a drainage well
in the Polk County area which was called to the Board's attention by Mrs. Dobbs.
Mr. Holzschuh, geologist of the Hydrologic Division staff, investigated this
well and reports that it is not taking in any water at the present time but
might after considerable rainfall. Mr. Twachtmann stated that it is felt the
best way to stop a threat of pollution is to report it to the Department of
Air and Water Pollution Control for their action and that has been done.
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Mr. Twachtmann presented to the Board a' report on the status of trans-
ferring present well completion report data to IBM cards. He pointed out
and explained the forms contained in their folders showing examples of
the worksheet and one type of print-out which is available from the
Mrs. Dobbs of Lakeland questioned the Board as to why one well drilling
company which has two reports delinquent from March of 1970 was not included
among those drilling contractors cited for delinquency. Mrs. Haight was
called upon to comment and stated that this particular case involves two
wells drilled by International Minerals and Chemical Company, one of which
was a repair. All of the company's other reports are in and it was not
believed that this was sufficient grounds to warrant the listing of this
company as delinquent. Mrs. Haight was instructed to request the missing
data be supplied immediately.
Chairman McAteer stated that a Public Hearing will.be held at 1:30 P.M. on
the proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations, Chapter 357R-1.
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time the
meeting adjourned at 9:55 A.M.