Title: Letter responding to Resolution by the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Mutual
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Title: Letter responding to Resolution by the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Mutual
Alternate Title: Letter responding to Resolution by the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Mutual dated Oct. 28, 1975, indicating that authority to designate new basins or revise the boundaries of existing ones lies with the Governing Board and that the letter and Resol
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Publication Date: Oct. 28, 1975
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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 62
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Bouthwrest Flhrida
SWater iWanagemnent District
S s 5060 U.S. HIGHWAY 41, SOUTH BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
SPHONE (904) 796-7211
DERRILL McATEER, Chairman, Brooksville THOMAS VAN DER VEER, Secretary, Yankeetown RONALD B. LAMBERT, Wauchu
J. R. GRAW, Vice Chairman. Ocala S. C. BEXLEY, JR., Land O'Lakes ROBERT MARTINEZ, Tampa
JOE E. HILL, Treasurer, Leesburg N. BROOKS JOHNS, Lakeland LEWIS H. HOMER. Clearwater
Donald R. Feaster, Executive Dirt

November 12, 1976




Mr. Tom Osborne
Executive Vice President
Florida Citrus Mutual
P. 0. Box 89
Lakeland, FL 33802

RE: Resolution by the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Mutual
dated October 28, 1976

Dear Mr. Osborne:

Thank you for your letter of November 2 regarding the resolution by the
Florida Citrus Mutual Board of Directors.

Since the authority, in most cases, to designate new basins or revise
the boundaries of existing ones lies with the Governing Board, your re-
quest to designate the "Ridge" area a separate basin should be made to
that Board.

For your information the District Board will be considering at its meeting
on December 1 resolutions to include this Ridge area as part of the Peace
River Basin and designating the Manasota Basin as a basin of Southwest.
Since your letter has a direct bearing on this matter, we've taken the
liberty to distribute copies of it and the Resolution to the Board for its
information.

Prior to your letter, no arguments have been advanced in support of designa-
ting the Ridge area as a separate basin. Also, during the last legislative
session when arguments were made against the area becoming a part of the
Flood Control District, there was never any understanding the area would be
made a separate basin if it were to become part of Southwest. In fact, it
was acknowledged that the area would become part of the Peace River Basin.









Mr'. Tom Osborne -2- November 12, 1976


Certainly before any decision is made, a great deal of consideration
should also be given to the additional administrative costs related
to supporting another basin unit and whether those costs would outweigh
the benefits that may accrue from giving this area separate basin
status.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Sincerely,

DONALD R. FEASTER, P. E.
Executive Director




E. D. VERGARA, Director
Department of Interagency Coordination

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cc: District Governing Board
Peace River Basin Board










Florida Citrus Mutual
TELEPHONE '813 682-1111 P. 0. BOX 89 LAKELAND. FLORIDA 33802

NOVEMBER 2, 1976




MR. DONALD R. FEASTER I'
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
POST OFFICE Box 457
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512


DEAR MR. FEASTER: -,


I AM ATTACHING A COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY MUTUAL1S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AT ITS MEETING ON OCTOBER 28TH. MUTUAL HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED THE
REQUEST FROM A GROUP OF GROWERS ON THE RIDGE TO THE EFFECT THAT WHAT WAS
ONCE CALLED NO MAN S LAND AND WAS IN NEITHER CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA OR
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT WOULD, AS IT ENTERS THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ON JANUARY 1, 1977, BE DE-
CLARED TO BE A BASIN OF SOUTHWEST WITH A SEPARATE DISTRICT BOARD AS PER THE
AUTHORITY WHICH SOUTHWEST HAS FOR CREATING BASIN BOARDS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.


I AM ATTACHING A COPY OF A MAP WHICH SHOWS THE BOUNDARY LINE THAT MUTUAL
WOULD PREFER AS THE DELINEATION BETWEEN THE PEACE RIVER BASIN AND THE RIDGE
BASIN. THIS LINE DIFFERS SLIGHTLY FROM THAT CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. AT SOME
TIME WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WE WILL FORWARD TO YOU THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
DEFINING THIS BOUNDARY AND SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED BOUNDARY
AND THAT CURRENTLY FORMING THE EAST LINE OF THE PEACE RIVER BASIN.


I WOULD APPRECIATE DIRECTION FROM YOU AS TO HOW THIS REQUEST SHOULD BE HANDLED.
Do WE HAVE TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE MATTER OR IS THIS HANDLED BY YOUR
DISTRICT S BOARD? MUTUAL WILL BE PREPARED TO PRESENT EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE
POSITION TAKEN BY THESE CITRUS GROWERS AND WE ANTICIPATE SUPPORT FROM THE
MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WITHIN THE PROPOSED BASIN.


DR. JIM GRIFFITHS WILL BE HANDLING THE DETAILS OF THESE ACTIVITIES FOR MUTUAL.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION, I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR DIRECTING THEM TO HIM, BUT
WE WOULD APPRECIATE ADVICE FROM YOU AS TO HOW BEST TO PROCEED WITH THIS MATTER.

SIN Ca RELY YOURS,




OM OSBORNE
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

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RESOLUTION




WHEREAS, THE LEGISLATURE TRANSFERRED THE AREA COMMONLY KNOWN

AS THE RIDGE WATER MANAGEMENT AREA INTO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER

MANAGEMENT DISTRICT IN THE 1976 SESSION, AND

WHEREAS, THIS AREA IS LARGELY COMPOSED OF CITRUS GROVES, AND

WHEREAS, THIS AREA IS CONTIGUOUS WITH THE PEACE RIVER BASIN, AND

WHEREAS, THE PROBLEMS OF THE PEACE RIVER BASIN AND THE RIDGE

DISTRICT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT;

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FLORIDA

CITRUS MUTUAL AT ITS MELTING ON OCTOBER 28, 1976, THAT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BE REQUESTED TO CREATE A SUBDISTRICT COMPRISING

THE RIDGE AREA WITH THE SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES AS NOTED ON THE MAP ATTACHED HERETO

WITH THIS SUBDISTRICT TO HAVE THE SAME AUTHORITY AND FUNCTIONS AS OTHER SUB-

DISTRICTS WITHIN THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DiSTRFCT, AND MUTUAL

STAFF BE INSTRUCTED TO APPROACH SOUTHWEST WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT IN ORDER

TO IMPLEMENT THIS RESOLUTION AND THAT OTHER CITRUS ORGANIZATIONS BE ASKED TO JOIN

WITH MUTUAL IN THIS REQUEST.


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W. R. McMuLLEN, SECRETARY




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