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: Aug. 12, 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 42
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Brooksville, Florida August 12, 1970

The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building, Brooksville, Florida
at 11:00 A.M. on August 12, 1970. The following persons were present:

D. S. McAteer, Chairman Myron. Gibbons, Attorney
Edward Medard, Secretary Col. H. C. Gee, Consulting Engineer
S. C. Bexley, Member Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Paul Hubbard, Member Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Thomas Van der Veer, Member Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Garald Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Clint Schultz, Chief of Fiscal Division
Robert Watson, Chief-Land Acquisition

H. J. Woodard, Dept. of Natural Resources
Everett Woodard
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Emily Black, Ocala
Sharon Grabfelder, Tampa Times
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times

and the following SWFWMD staff members: Betty Fischer, Melba Beaty and
Carol Ezell.

Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the July 8,
1970 meeting were considered by the members and after study it was moved
by Mr. Van der Veer and seconded by Mr,. Medard that the minutes be ap-
proved as published to the Board. Motion carried.

Chairman McAteer then called upon Mr. Parker who presented to the Board
a statistical report on the status of driller registration and permits from
January 1st through June 30th. Mr. Parker stated that a total of 511 drillers
obtained registration during this period. There were also 42 temporary
drillers who were tested and passed their examination enabling them to re-
ceive a general registration. This examination consists of a combination
written test and field inspection checking on such things as the handling of his
equipment, knowledge of his rig, knowledge of formations he is expected to
extractwater from, etc. Mr. Parker stated that a total of 2,274 permits
were issued during this period, indicating a great deal of well drilling activ-
ity. The statistical report also included a listing of seven cities which have
put in new water-supply wells.

Chairman McAteer asked what kind of cooperation, if any, the Hydrology
Division is getting from the well drilling industry in general. Mr. Parker
replied that cooperation has been good, to the extent that the drillers are
now coming to the District for help with their problems.

Chairman McAteer called upon Mr. Twachtmann to explain the problem that
arose recently in Charlotte County. Mr. Twachtmann stated that the Charlotte
County Board of County Commissioners had passed an ordinance putting in
well drilling regulations. Their attention was immediately called to the fact
that the District already had well drilling regulations in effect in the County.
They then stated they were not aware of the fact that the District had such
regulations in effect and have decided to hold their ordinance in abeyance and
depend upon the District for the necessary regulation of this industry. One
additional aspect of this relates to the fact that one-fourth of Charlotte County
lies outside the District boundaries. The possibility of extending the District's
boundariesto include all of Charlotte County was discussed and it was pointed
out that the County must make known to the legislature its d.aiie fr inclusionI
in the District. Mr. Twachtmann pointed out that there is oner7pe opad, -J
water resource area in Charlotte County and it happens to lie d t;,i Jfa
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District's boundary. For the protection of this r-source the: County might well
be interested in this area being made a part of the District.

Mr. Twachtmann then brought up the question of an effective date for the imple-
mentation of the rules which were pass ed at the last board CneLtrne. He stated
that these rules can become effective 45 days after publication by the Secretary
of State and that would be September 19th. That date might be used for the
rules but now with the Board's request to write some new testing lab rules,
which could be a process of several more months and possibly another public
hearing to have these rules ready, the thought arises that the Board might want
to postpone these rules until the testing lab rules are ready. Or, these rules
could be implemented, with the acknowledgment that the testing lab rules are
being prepared. After discussion Mr. Medard moved to implement the rules
passed at the last meeting on October 1, 1970. Motion seconded by Mr. Bexley
and passed.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time the meet-
ing adjourned at 11:20 A. M.


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