Title: Water Boundary Change Gets Commission Support
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Title: Water Boundary Change Gets Commission Support
Alternate Title: Newspaper article in Tampa Tribune, Nov. 2, 1977, "Water Boundary Change Gets Commission Support," by Walt Belcher.
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Creator: Belcher, Walt ( Author )
Publication Date: Nov. 2, 1977
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 2, Folder 2 ( RIDGE BASIN - Box 2, Folder No. 2 ), Item 46
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Volume ID: VID00001
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Water Boundary Change

Gets Commission Support
By WALT BELCHER the south Florida district and join it to
Tribune Staf Writer the southwest Florida district.
The switch would involve only the
SEBRING Highlands County high ground areas along what is known
commissioners voted Tuesday to sup- as the ridge. Dunty said all flat areas to
port Florida Citrus Mutual's efforts to the east and south (including Venus)
get the state legislature to expand the would remain with the'south district.
boundary of the Southwest Florida DUNTY, WHO owns citrus groves
Water Management District further himself, said growers supported the
into Highlands County. move because they felt the southwest
County Attorney Robert Dunty Jr. distrcit was more oriented toward agri-
told commissioners that the citrus clutural interests, while the south Flor-
growers along the ridge area of the ida district with offices in West Palm
county wanted to be included in the Beach was more oriented toward the
Southwest Florida Water Management urban areas of Dade and Broward coun-
District rather than remain in the ties.
South Florida Water Management Dis- Both distrcits are involved in long-
trict. range planning for water use in the
area. Dunty said the change was also
CURRENTLY only the northwest- supported by J. F. Holsonback, vice
em corner of the county from Lake Jo- president of Consolidated Tomoka
sephine though Sebring and Avon Park Land Co. of Sebring, who had written
is included in the southwest district, the commission asking for a resolution
Dunty said the Lakeland based Flor- of support.
ida Citrus Mutual was spearheading the Dunty said Florida Citrus Mutual
drive to get the state legislature to take representatives planned to go before
a strip of land running from below Lake the Polk County Commission to seek a
Josephine down past Lake Placid out of similar resolution supporting the move.

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