Water Wanagement District
5060 U.S. HIGHWAY 41, SOUTH- BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
PHONE (904) 796-7211
Vr V DERRILL McATEER, Chairman, Brooksville N. BROOKS JOHNS, Lakeland HELEN THOMPSON, St Petersburg
ROBERT MARTINEZ, Vice Chairman, Tampa RONALD B. LAMBERT, Wauchula LATIMER TURNER Sarasota
THOMAS VAN DER VEER, Secretary, Yankeetown NICK PENDER. Tampa
S. C. BEXLEY, Treasurer, Land O'Lakes GEORGE RUPPEL. Clearwater Donald R. Feaster, Executive Director
December 21, 1977
Dr. J. T. Griffiths
Director, Special Projects
Florida Citrus Mutual
P. 0. Box 89
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Dear. Dr. Griffiths:
Mr. Feaster asked me to reply to your letter of December 13 requesting a
continuance of the Ridge Basin discussion until the February meeting,
which incidentally, will fall on January 31, 1978. A month's delay in
this matter presents no particular problem to the District, and we will
delete it from the January 5, 1978 agenda as requested.
I have been assigned the responsibility of coordinating the District's
considerations relative to the establishment of a "Ridge Basin" and
would be happy to meet with you in the near future. A quick look at my
calendar indicates January 9, 10 and 13 as possible dates for such a
meeting. I might suggest that you give me a call after receiving this
letter; then we can hopefully settle on a mutually agreeable date and
In closing, let me confirm that it is the District's intent to reschedule
the "Ridge Basin" discussion for January 31, 1978 as requested.
Mr. Griffiths, I look forward to hearing from you so we can set up a
meeting to discuss this matter early next year.
E. D. VERGARA, Director
Department of Interagency Coordination
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Florida Citrus Mutual
TELEPHONE 813 682-t111 P. O. BOX 89 LAKELAND. FLORIDA 33802
December 13, 1977 e
Mr. Donald R. Feaster ai C
Executive Directior "- C
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5060 U. S. Highway 41, South
Brooksville, Florida 33512
A Mr. Ahearn called me for you concerning the Ridge Basin
workshop in January. It is my understanding that you
| were going to find it necessary to place a time limit on
the discussion and I suggested that in that case I would
f prefer to continue the matter and handle it at a later
Don, I am firmly convinced that if I can sit down with you
and some of your staff, we can resolve many of our differences
and maybe come very close to some kind of an agreement. At
least I think we should try and I think it will be extremely
difficult to get this done prior to a January meeting,
! Therefore, I would officially request that the workshop on
the Ridge Basin be continued until February. It is perfectly
satisfactory with me if the item is agended and it is then
announced at the meeting that the matter has been continued.
I would simply like not to have to come to Brooksville on
that day and would appreciate a letter from you confirming
Thanks for your cooperation.
cc: Mr. Derrill McAteer