Title: Newspaper article in Avon Park Sun
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Title: Newspaper article in Avon Park Sun
Alternate Title: Newspaper article in Avon Park Sun, "Water District Boundary sic Battle Looms on Horizon,"
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Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 2, Folder 2 ( RIDGE BASIN - Box 2, Folder No. 2 ), Item 33
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P.O. BOX 10278

Avon Pork Sun
Weekly 1,800


Water District Boundry

Battle Looms On Horizon
A renewal of the classic farm the state.
versus city battle may be Carol Boley, of the
shaping up in the form of a bifl Environmental Couhncil of
to change water Inanagement Highlands County said she and
/ district boundaries, other council members hIave
Agriculture interests are received many inquiries about
backing 'a bill, proposed by the proposal to change the
Florida Citrus Mutual, which district boundaries. However,
would change wa.er they feel .many people who
management district linA would be affected by the
Highlands County board of changes "do not understand
county commissioners is the effect of the change on the
officially on record favoring management of Highlands
the change, which would move County's precious water
a large portion of southern resources."
Highlands County out of its Mrs. Boley said the
traditional alinement in the Environmental Council has
South, Florida Water arranged a public information
Management District meeting to be held in the
(formerly Central and South Sebring Woman's Club
Florida Flood Control building at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
District). March 23 .
Under the bill, which will go Resource leaders and
before the Legislature in April, speakers at the meeting will be
all Highlands County would be Dr. J. T. Griffiths, director of
Sshiftedinto the Southwest Florida Citrus Mutual; E. D.
Florida Water Management "Sonny" Vergara, director of
District, whic-h now ridcudesa interagency coordination for
| relatively slim section of Southwest Florida Water
northern Highlands County, Management District, and
i DeSoto City, Sebring and Avon John Wodraska of the South
Park. Florida Water Management
Agribusinessmen have been District, representatives of
Complaining that the district local government.
lines cut across their planting "The council has arranged
and result in their having to file this public information
permit applications in more meeting so that the concerned
than one district. District rules citizens of the county may
and approaches to water use learn all the facts of the issue
differ, the agribusinessmen as regards taxes, water use
say, and this complicates permits, and water
grove and farm operations, management objectives," Mrs.
Privately they also grtunble Boley said.
that pressures from big cities Some veteran observers say
of the lower east coast have the boundary change proposal
made the South Florida district has some powerful forces on
slower to respond to each side and the.outcome in
applications for irrigation Legislature is far from certain./
permits. .--- --
The City of Sebring's "-- .- -
opposition to the permit
Gapway Groves is seeking for
use of Lake Jackson's waters is
an illustration of the kinds of
water fights going on all over

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