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Title: Letter to SWFWMD
Alternate Title: Letter to SWFWMD enclosing copies of letters opposing the application for a Consumptive Use Permit from the City of St. Petersburg.
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Language: English
Publication Date: Feb. 4, 1976
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 5A ( COSME-ODESSA SFWMD - SWFWMD ), Item 10
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KEYSTONE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION
GUNN HIGHWAY
ODESSA. FLORIDA
February 8, 1976


Southwest Florida Water Management District --
Brooksville, Florida 33512 r ^


Attentions Mr. Derrill McAteer, Chairman


Re: Applications of City of St. Petersburg for n
Consumptive use permits for Section 21 TWell Field, r .--
(Application No. 750003) and Consumptive use permit
for Cosme-Osessa "Well Field, (Application v750004).


Gentlemen

The Keystone Park Civic Association continues to be absolutely opposed to
the issuance of any new consumptive use permits to the City of St. Petersburg
for Its Section 21 Well Field, and Its Come-Odessa Well Field, which would
have the effect of increasing the permitted water use or harvest from such
fields beyond that now permitted.

We absolutely oppose any variances from the regulatory levels which have
been set by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and we absol-
utely oppose increasing any variances to the City of St. Petersburg or
to any other commercial user* We urge the Board to abolish the use of
permitted variances,

We are indeed puzzled by the repeated frequencies of such requests. We
believe there should be a steady reduction of the Water removed from these
Well Fields in the Northwest section of hillsborough County.

Please reserve time on your February 18th agenda for representatives from"
the Keystone Park Civic Association to speak on the above subject,


We appreciate your consideration.



Most Sincerely,
Copy tot Honorable Reubin O'D. Askew
Governor of the State of -/ <
Florida Marian A. Lewis, President
Keystone Park Civio Association


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November 3, 1975


The Southwest Flcrida Water Management District
P. C. c;< 4S7
Brcksville, Fla 33512
Gentlemen:
re wish to make a written objection to the issuance of
a permit to the City of St. reters',rg f- r the continuing
withdrawal of \;3ter by thz SCuth'.^^S F lridt /,<-ler
l"-nai gen nt District f..w i C sf.t,.c-,,i La t .? u t ic,). .
Cur cbj ; ction is lba;sec* cr :he f -ct toh t .d;( -n an orr:ng
Srove in tha t vi inity and have a we ll for irri i at. in
purpcsjs cn that grCv3. The nater table h 3s fallen
apprci: bly in rur ,- ll since the .,st-bl is.,er:t f tha
Ccsimie-0O- s3sa .-:11 fiel-: -et fc,! th-at th-is i: ar ir:-
frlnsemennt on the rights of Hillsboroigh Cur, ty property
o0:ner5 by the use of this well field and we wCoulj i ike
to protect cur ,ell capability fr irrigation purposes.

Sincerely,

A. M. Crowell, Jr
Agent Hedrick Properties ,
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TELEPHONE 237-3331 CABLE ADDRESS: GERACO
COLD STORAGE CAPACITY
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EAST HILLSBORO AVENUE AND 26TH STREET -LiOOM uW
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ESTABLISHED 1911 February 9, 1976 .




Board of Governors of the Southwest ,
Florida Water Management District "
P. O. Box 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512

Gentlemen:

Re: Application f 750003 Section 21,
750004 Cosme Odessa

I own Section 15 and 16 North of Section 21. My property has several

lakes and approximately 175 acres of Grove. Since the existing well-fields in Section 21

have been in operation, the water-table has dropped drastically, causing me loss in profits

due to yield decreasing caused by lack of moisture, due to a lower water-table.

Also, my lake property is decreasing in value because the lakes are drying

up. I think the results of the present amount of consumption are very drastic to the area.

The proposed increase, in my opinion, would be completely disastrous.



Your truly,



/NICK GERACI

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PO BOX 457
BROOKSVILLE FL 33512





RE 750003 SECTION 21 75.004OO COSME O0E.LA "
FOR YEARS NORTHWEST H CiLL 0k'O---A"-D -NA-TERR IN SvAMPS AND FULL LAKES, WHEN
WELL FIELD OPENED WATER DISAPPEARED AND SINK HOLES APPEARED THROUGH
PRESSURE THE PUMPING WAS CUT BACK AND THINGS APE NOW IN A MORE NORMAL
STATE, PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW ADDITIONAL PUMPING TO DRY US UP AGAIN AND IN
DOING SO RUIN THE PROPERTY VALUE OF OUR 150 ACRE.TRACT, THANK YOU

R TODD WOODS
3825 HENDERSON BLVD ROOM 316
TAMPA FLORIDA 33609

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2 Feb 1976


Dear Sir,

This is in response to the St Petersburg application for
Consumptive Water Use permit. C Q-01500o ^ Set t ,rin

Although I am only a private home owner on Lake Calm and I
can understand St Petersburgsproblem concerning waterI must submit
this letter against their request for more pumping,

A couple of years ago when there was no limit to the piuping as
established today, Lake Calm Trent down to the lowest it had ever been
in many years. I know that we also had less rain but, I can recall
in 1968 we had a dry year and the lake went down,but not as low as
it did several years ago. I do not agree Twith the findings that pumping
does not lower the the level I believe it does.

I must say that my reasons are personal and maybe selfish, but after
investing approx LS,000 dollars for my house and property on this Lake
which is a lot of money for me. I kncir it seems a drop in the bucket
to a large City like St Petersburg but for an individual like nmself
iB is all I have. I saved and worked to purchase a home on this Lake
and do want to continue to reside here,

I know engineers make statements and back them up with alot of
figures and scientific findingsbut I can tell you as well, as a person
who has actually lived on this Lake for 4O years that it has gone down
more during the last several years while pumping has been conducted.

I strongly recommend that St Petersburg not be permitted to
increase pumping in this area. I believe we have more than fair and to
double the current pumping will lead to this shallow Lake to dry
up to such a size that it will be of no use.



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U- Odessa, Fla 3356
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Odessa, Fla. 33556
Feb. 5, 1976

P.O. Box 457

Brooksville, Fla. 33512

RE: Application #750003
Section 21, 750004 Cosme Odessa

Dear Sirs:

There is no Miss Ruth E. Hornsby and the address was in-
correct, so finally your letter of January 29, 1970,
finally reached me. My correct name is -rs. Ruth E. Hornsby
and correct address is Route 2, Box 1190, Odessa, Fla., 33556.
I have lived in the same house since August 1944. However
the post office has rerouted addresses in this area and that
is the reason for the present change in my address.

I can only make the same emphatic statement that was made
before. My answer is "no$"

Because of the noresent pumoning my lake grows lower by the
day. Real estate agents have termed it a "fishing" lake in-
stead of a swimming, skiing lake, consequently my property
is lessened in value. Furthermore, my daughter and I have
lost two deep wells because of the increased puming by St.
Petersburg vater Works. At present I am connected to my
daughter's well who is my neighbor to the east, .Consequently
I can never agree to increased pumping by said company.

Thank you for allowing me to express my honest opinion which
is and will continue to be "no" to any request made by St.
Petersburg Water Works.

..0ilO Most sincerely,


(Mrs. Ruth E. Hornsby)






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