MINUTES OF THE MEETING
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida January 13, 1971
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Regu-
latory) met in the District Headquarters building, Brooksville, Florida, at 9:50
A.M. on January 13, 1971. The following persons were present:
D. S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Edward Medard, Secretary Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
John Anderson, Treasurer Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Herman Beville, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Peter J. Negri, Member Garald Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Thomas Van der Veer, Member Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Boyce Williams, Member Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
J. Mason Wines, Member
Mrs. Peter J. Negri, Qcala
William G. Jacobsen, Member, Hillsborough River Basin Board
Robert Friedman, Member, NW Hillsborough Basin Board
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Sharon Grabfelder, Tampa Times
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Stell Balek, Melba Beaty, Carol Ezell
and Hildred Haight.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the December 9,
1970 meeting were considered by the members and after study it was moved by Mr.
Medard and seconded by Mr. Bexley that the minutes be approved as published to
the Board. Motion carried.
Chairman McAteer stated that at the request of the Department of Natural Re-
sources by letter, copy of which was mailed to the Board members, and after
consultation with the staff, the proposed revisions to the rules and regula-
tions are being withdrawn from Board consideration at this meeting. A meeting
has been set for staff members to meet with the Department of Natural Resources
personnel on January 26th to further discuss with them the details of the letter.
Mr. Twachtmann brought to the Board's attention a sworn written complaint en-
acted by a customer against one of the District's registered drillers. He
stated that he believes it to be the responsibility of the staff to bring to
the Board any sworn written complaint forms received. A letter of reply to
this complaint, with attached drilller's statement, written on behalf of the
driller by his attorney was also presented. Mr. Twachtmann stated that he is
asking the Board's decision on how this complaint should be handled. After
discussion, in which the fact was brought out that this complaint lies more
within the field of consumer protection than within the Board's legal authority,
motion was made by Mr. Medard that the staff inform the customer to refer their
complaint to the ethics committee of the Florida Well Drillers Association.
Motion seconded by Mr. Anderson and approved. Chairman McAteer asked that the
Board be advised of any further happenings in the case.
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time the meet-
ing adjourned at 10:10 A.M.