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Title: Board of Governors Meeting Minutes
Alternate Title: Board of Governors Meeting Minutes held on Nov. 12, 1975 as a hearing on the East Lake Road Well Field and also the application by City of St. Petersburg for the Cosme-Odessa Well Field
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Minutes of the Meeti.ng November 12, 1975
Board of Governors Page Eight

Following the recess the public hearing on the East Lake Road Well Field was again
reopened. After further discussion and testimony from all those in the audience
wishing to be heard the following action was taken. A motion was made by Mr.
Martinez that Board Counsel provide the Board with a legal interpretation of those
documents between Pinellas County and the landowners of the proposed well field
prior to any decision on its consumptive ability. Said permit is to contain those
stipulations presented as a part of the staff recommendation. Notion seconded by
Mr. Bexley. Prior to taking action on the motion it was moved by Mr. Homer,.sec-
onded by Mr. Lambert and unanimously passed, that the motion made by Mr. lartinez
be tabled until the December 10, 1975 Board meeting. Motion was then made by Mr.
Homer that the public hearing be closed and final decision postponed until Board
Counsel is in a position to offer an opinion on the documents in question. Motion
seconded by Mr. Van der Veer and unanimously approved. At this point Chairman
McAteer left the meeting and Vice Chairman Graw assumed the Chair,

At approximately 3:15 p.m. Mr. Graw announced the meeting a public hearing in -
continuation of the October 7, 1975 hearing to consider General Development
Utilities' applications for permits to connect with and withdraw from the Peace
River, a "Work of the District," for the consumptive use of water, and to con-
struct an impoundment for the management and storage of surface waters. The
hearing was mechanically and stenographically recorded and tapes of the proceed-
ings will be available in the permanent files of the District. The opening
statement was read by Mr. Graw and the hearing was then recessed in order to
proceed with the hearing on the City of St. Petersburg's Cosme-Odessa Well Field
permit application.

Mr. Graw announced the hearing on the permit application for Cosme-Odessa Well
Field reopened. During the course of the hearing the following exhibits were
introduced: Composite Exhibit No. 1, notice of application for consumptive use
permit together with copies of the certified mail receipts; Composite Exhibit No.
2, consumptive use permit application 7500004; Exhibit No. 3, letter to D.S.
McAteer from Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Bob Lester dated November 4,
1975; Exhibit No. 4, letter to Board of Governors from R. P. Woodard dated Octo-
ber 23, 1975; Exhibit No. 5, letter to Board of Governors from Erik and Sondra
Eriksen dated November 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 6, letter to Derrill McAteer from
Marian Lewis dated November 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 7, letter to SWFWMD from A. M.
Crowell, Jr. dated November 3, 1975; Composite Exhibit No. 8, brochure entitled
"Public Hearing Consumptive Use Permit, St. Petersburg Cosme Wellfield" dated
November 12, 1975 including eight slides; Exhibit No. 9, chart showing water
level records at Well 26A; Exhibit No. 10, letter to SWFWMD from Bessel 0. and
Margaret E. Scott; Exhibit No. 11, letter to Derrill McAteer from Byron Guyer
dated November 11, 1975; Exhibit No. 12, letter to Derril McAteer from Senator
Guy Spicola dated October 30, 1975; Exhibit No. 13, letter to SWFWIMD from Mrs.
Ruth E. Hornsby dated October 23, 1975; Exhibit No. 14, telegram to Donald R.
Feaster from Marian Lewis dated November 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 15, Order 74-1IR
for the operation by St. Petersburg of the Cosme-Odessa, Section 21 and Pasco
Well Fields dated April 10, 1974; Exhibit No. 16, five-page presentation contain-
ing calculations on the drawdown of the Cosme-Odessa Well Field submitted by
Larry Hall of Hillsborough County and dated November 11, 1975; Exhibit No. 17,
map of the well field area; Composite Exhibit No. 18, four pages containing graphs
of deep wells; Composite Exhibit No. 19, three pages containing graphs of shallow
wells; and Exhibit No. 20, four pages containing graphs on pumpage, precipitation,
lake levels,. etc. At this point Chairman McAteer returned to the meeting and
assumed the Chair. The staff presentation was made by Miss Terry Vandell with the
following recommendations: that a consumptive use permit be granted with the
following stipulations: (1) withdrawals to be regulated by regulatory wells in
the manner prescribed in Order 74-11R; and (2) Well E-100 be modified (or replaced)
to serve as a chloride monitoring well. Specifications for such modification (or
replacement) to be approved by staff prior to construction. Construction of this
well should be completed in March 1976. After full discussion and testimony from
all those in the audience wishing to be heard the following action was taken,
Motion was made by Mr. Bexley that the consumptive use permit application be
granted as recommended by the staff with the following additional stipulations:
that the total maximum withdrawals from the combined Cosme-Odessa Well Field and
the Section 21 Well Field shall not exceed 168 million gallons per week which
shall not be figured cumulatively; production shall be reasonably balanced between
the two well fields; and granted subject to further modification when a consumptive
use permit is considered for the Section 21 Well Field. Motion seconded by Mr.
Martinez and passed unanimously. It was further moved by Mr. Lambert that, as an
additional provision of the permit, it also be stipulated that on or before Janu-
ary 10, 1976 the City -all submit to the District a n for modification or re-
placement of chlor ,nitor well E-100 at or near ,same location and to
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Minutes of the Meetin November 12, 1975
Board of Governors Page Seven

1975; Exhibit No. 37, a letter to Derrill McAteer from Byron Guyer dated November
11, 1975; Exhibit No. 38, a Mailgram to Donald R. Feaster from Marian Lewis dated
November 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 39, a letter to Derrill S. McAteer from Hillsborough
Commission Chairman Bob Lester dated November 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 40, a letter
to the Board of Governors from R. P. Woodard dated October 23, 1975; Exhibit No.
41, a letter to the Board of Governors from Erik and Sondra Eriksen dated Novem-
ber 4, 1975; Exhibit No. 42, a letter to SWFVWD from A. M. Crowell, Jr. dated
November 3, 1975; Exhibit No. 43, a letter to Derrill McAteer from Marian Lewis
dated November 4, 1975; and Exhibit No. 44, a letter to SWFT.4D from Bessel 0. and
Margaret E. Scott. During the course of the hearing the following additional
exhibits were introduced: Composite Exhibit No. 45, memo to Donald R. Feaster
from J. A. Mann dated November 7, 1975 with attached East Lake Road Well Field
Stipulations including an Exhibit A and B; Exhibit No. 46, letter to Terry D.
Vandell from R. David G. Pyne, Black, Crow & Eidsness, dated November 5, 1975;
Exhibit No. 47, License Agreement dated April 9, 1975 between Florida Power Corpo-
ration and Pinellas County; Exhibit No. 48, Agreement between Miami Beach First
National Bank and Pinellas County dated February 26, 1974; Exhibit No. 49, Agree-
ment between Tarpon Woods Golf & Tennis Club, Inc. and Pinellas County dated
December 18, 1973; and Exhibit No. 50, Resolution adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners of Hillsborough County on November 5, 1975. The staff presentation
was made by Miss Vandell. It was recommended that a consumptive use permit be
granted with the following stipulations: (1) Authorize completion of as much of
Phase II as Pinellas County deems appropriate, consistent with recommendations 1
thru 5 contained in David Pyne's letter to Pickens Talley dated October 2, 1975,
i.e., (A) construct and test Phase II wells immediately, in order to determine
leakance; (B) implement the existing monitor program for Phase I wells immediately;
.(C) monitor stability of the :wjter quality from the Phase I wells operating at
full capacity during the 1976 ;ry season; (D) construct remaining Phase II well
field facilities immediately following the end of 'he 1976 dry season, assuming
Phase I results are satisfactory and Phase II leakance is acceptable; (E) operate
Phase I and Phase II facilities, reducing production from Phase I wells, if
necessary, in order to maintain pumping water levels that ensure stable water
quality from Phase I for the duration of the peak pumping period. (2) Immediate
implementation of the monitor program as indicated in 1B above recommended by Mr.
Pyne and modified by SWFj':,MD, Exhibit A. (3) The withdrawal of water from Phases
I and II and the area involved be not more than an average of 4.7 mgd (per the
proposed order) as measured cumulatively on an annual basis from October 1, 1975
.and October 1 of the succeeding year with no carry over from one production year
to another. Maximum withdrawal in any single day shall be 11 mgd, with not more
than 3 mgd from Phase I. Well field regulation is based on predicted and observed
effects due to pumpage. The evaluation of future effects, such as water quality
trends and monitor well levels may dictate that future regulation of the well field
be altered. (4) In determining movement in the salt-water interface, chloride
samples of ten wells, as indicated in Exhibit B, shall be sampled as per the
method and frequency specified. If the chloride or conductivity levels of any
of the ten wells reaches the maximum specified, Pinellas County shall assess the
significance of the situation and shall notify the District in writing, within
30 days after the chloride levels) reaches the specified maximum of their plans
to alleviate any adverse effects that may result. Upon determination that there
has been significant movement of the salt-water interface within the region
affected by well field withdrawals, and that this movement will cause adverse
effects to the water resources of other water users in the area, the District may
order reduction or cessation of withdrawals from any or all wells within the
area. (5) This permit shall expire October 31, 1979. The hearing on East Lake
Road Well Field was recessed at this point .in order to proceed with the public
hearing on the consumptive use permit application by the City of St. Petersburg
for the Cosme Well Field which had been previously advertised for this time.

At precisely 1:30 p.m. Chairman McAteer announced the meeting a public hearing
to consider the City of St. Petersburg's application for a consumptive use permit
for the Cosine-Odessa Well Field. The hearing was mechanically and stenographically
recorded^and tapes'of-the'proceedings will be available in the permanent files of
the District. The opening statement was read by Chairman MlcAteer who then recessed
the hearing in order to proceed with the public hearing on the East Lake Road IWell
Field permit application.

The public hearing on Pinellas County's East Lake Road Well Field was reopened by
Chairman McAteer and testimony was presented by thie following persons: State
Senator Julian Lano, Representative ld Blackburn, Representative Jim Foster, Repro-
sentative II. Lee Moffitt, Ilillsborouglh County Commnissioners Betty Castor and Robert
Curry, and Attorney J. Clint Brown. At this point the hearing was recessed to
allow a short luncheon break.





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