Title: Editorial in the Highlander June 21, 1978, "Water Basin Board Offers Local Control,"
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Title: Editorial in the Highlander June 21, 1978, "Water Basin Board Offers Local Control,"
Alternate Title: Editorial in the Highlander June 21, 1978, "Water Basin Board Offers Local Control," re Florida Citrus Metal's interest in establishing a Ridge Basin Board to handle local water problems
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 2 ( RIDGE BASIN - Box 2, Folder No. 2 ), Item 30
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00050974
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JUU -21-78
An Editorial -

Water Basin Board

Offers Local Control
We hope that Florida Citrus Mutual and its members and other
citrus interests along the Ridge will diligently pursue the effort
to establish a Ridge Basin Board to handle water related
problems in the area.
As outlined in a story published in yesterday's Daily
Highlander, the transfer of some territory on the slopes of the
Ridge from the South Florida Water Management District (the
old South Florida Flood Control District) to the Southwest
Florida Water ManagementDlistrict (Swiftmud) sets the stage
for the latter agency to set up a Ridge Basin Board.

As things now stand, Swiftmud and all other water
management districts in the state can levy .75 of a mill in
property taxes to finance their various projects that range from
flood control of wells and irrigation, etc.
The taxes may be levied district-wide or in regions designated
as "basins."
Formation of a Ridge Basin Board will give local citrus grove
owners and other landowners some voice in the control of our
precious water resources and simultaneously relieve us of being
taxed here by water district officials in Bartow or Brooksville,
for the relief of flood or water shortage problems on cattle
ranches in Hardee, Desoto or Charlotte counties.
We wish FCM and its members well in their quest to establish
our own regional water basin board.




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