Title: SWFWMD (R) Minutes of Meeting of Board of Governors
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Title: SWFWMD (R) Minutes of Meeting of Board of Governors
Alternate Title: SWFWMD (R) Minutes of Meeting of Board of Governors, with list of those present.
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov. 18, 1970
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 2, Folder 1A ( SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (Regulatory), Folder 1 ), Item 40
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Brooksville, Florida November 18, 1970

The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building, Brooksville, Florida
at 9:50 A.M. on November 18, 1970. The following persons were present:

D. S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
Arthur Pickard, Vice Chairman Col. H. C. Gee, Consulting Engineer
Edward 1Medard, Secretary Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
John Anderson, Treasurer Dale Twachtmann. Executive Director
S. C. Bexley, Member Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Paul Hubbard, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Thomas Van der Veer, Member Garald Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Boyce Williams, Member Clint Schultz, Chief of Fiscal Division
Robert Watson, Chief-Real Estate Division

H. J. Woodard, Dept. of Natural Resources
William E. Thompson, Tampa
John Kriska, Seffner
Jack Bailey, Tampa
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Sharon Grabfelder, Tampa Times

and the following SWF'WMD staff members: Stella Balek, Hildred Haight,
Melba Beaty and Carol Ezell.

Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the October 14,
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 called upon Mr. Twachtmann who stated that due to administra-
tion and procedural problems presently existing in the rules and regulations
the staff would like authorization to work on them in conjunction with rework-
ing the rules to include the engineering testing laboratories. He pointed out
the typical problem where the Board by special motion had directed the accep-
tance of a single bond from the well drilling contractor will suffice to cover
all the drillers in his organization. However, the rules, as presently written,
state that every well driller is required to post a bond. It is felt that it
would save considerable time and effort, as well as possible additional hearings,
if these administrative problems could be solved at the same time the engineer-
ing and testing laboratories rewriting is being done. Mr. Medard questioned
whethLer or not the testing laboratories are required to be bonded? Mr. Tw.acht-
mann replied that at the present time the engineering firms are required to post
a bond, but the people who are objecting feel that this is an affront to their
professional status and to their State Registration. This is part of the prob-
lem which is to be solved by the staff in rewriting the rules to particularly
identify the engineering and testing laboratories. It was the generally stated
feeling of a majority of the Board that the testing laboratories should continue
to be required to post bond in the revised rules.

Chairman McAteer then restated that the staff has asked for an expanded authori-
zation to bring to a final conclusion some administrative p oblems, such as the
bonding clarification mentioned earlier, which needs to be brought up to date
in the regulations. Mr. Pickard moved that the staff be allowed the expanded
authorization as requested by Mr. Twachtmann. Motion seconded by Mir. Williams
and passed.

Chairman MIcAteer then called upon Mr. Parker to comment on the U. S. Geological
Survey's report of *.-u..imary findings regarding the water resources in Charlotte
County. A copy of Mir. Rosenshein's letter was furnished Board members in their
folders. Mr. Parker stated that part of the research for this report included
a number of new test wells to determine where there might be usable supplies of

Minutes of the Meeting November 18, 1970
SWFWMD(R) Board Page Two

fresh water in Charlotte County. The problem of flowing artesian wells within
the County was also thoroughly checked. The overall results of this report
showed that Charlotte County has and will continue to have heavy demand for
local fresh water but is limited, within its own boundaries, as to the amounts
that can be produced. This report, however, shows a portion of the County
lying outside of the District -- the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Swamp area --
from which large supplies of fresh water could be developed. Mr. Twachtmann
stated that he had written to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the
fact that the major ground-water resource area lies outside of the District
boundaries and, therefore, to get ground-water protection for this area perhaps
they might wish to consider a legislative act to have the boundaries changed
putting all of this area within the District. He further stated that the Board
of County Commissioners has been furnished copies of the Rosenshein letter about
a month ago. Chairman McAteer stated that he feels the Babcock Ranch owners
should be provided a copy of this report and the Board instructed Mr. Twachtmann
to write to them.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time the meet-
ing adjourned at 10:15 A.M.


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