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* West Coast Re'ional Watr ^Only Authority
t W44 ARBOR OFFICE CENTER, SUITE 404 1321 U.S. 19 SOUTH, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33516 813-531-5885

RICHARD J. HESSE
GENERAL MANAGER


BOARD OF DIRECTOR WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
CHARLES E. RAINEY, CHAIRMAN
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-CHAIRMAN MEETING
CURTIS L. LAW, TREASURER
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER
C. RANDOLPH WEDDING, MEMBER Council Chambers 1 7 r .r
Port Richey City Hall
October 15, 1975
1:30 P.M. ...

AGENDA


Call to Order


1. Approval of Minutes, Meeting of September 17, 1975.

2. Financial Report. (No report until end of year audit
is complete)

3. Consideration of committee recommendation on Board Attorney
Contract (Mr. Varn).

4. Authorization for General Manager to advertise for a
consulting engineer/hydrologist to undertake study of
regional water sources, post-1980 needs.

5. Discuss negotiations reference Cypress Creek facilities.

6. Authorization for General Manager to advertise for an
Investment Banker to review contract documents pertinent
to Cypress Creek and to advise and assist Authority in
financing projects.

7. Progress report on recruiting a Comptroller.

8. Authorization for General Manager to recruit and hire
a clerk/typist (job description attached).

9. Consideration of Resolution authorizing Certificates of
Deposit in ExchangeBank of Tampa.
National
10. Consideration of proposals to provide for staff annual
vacation, sick leave and holidays.





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WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY



Agenda (cont.)
October 15, 1975




11. Consideration of proposal for employee health insurance
benefits.

12. Notification of counties of FY 1976 budgetary obligations.

13. Election of officers.

Adjournment.


The next meeting is scheduled for November 19, 1975 at 1:30 P.M.
at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, County Commissioners
Conference Room #250A.












Clearwater, Florida, October 15, 1975



Th West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority- (as authorized

by Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida) met in the Council Chambers of the

Port Richey City Hall, Port Richey, Florida, at 2:06 P.M. on this date

with the following members present: Charles E. Rainey, Chairman

(Pinellas County Commissioner); Robert Curry, Vice-Chairman (Hillsborough

County Commissioner); Curtis L. Law (Pasco County Commissioner); and

C. Randolph Wedding (Representative City of St. Petersburg).

Absent: Dale Twachtmann (Water Resources
Director, City of Tampa)

Present:

Authority Attorney: Senator Louis de la Parte

WCRWSA Richard J. Hesse, General Manager

Walter D. Walker, Assistant General
Manager for Engineering and Planning

Donald E. Dye, Assistant General
Manager for Operations

Adele Clifford, Executive Secretary

SWFWMD: Jim F. Adams

Pasco County: Jake Varn, Special Consultant to
the County Attorney

Pinellas County: Pickens C. Talley II, Director
of the Water System
W. Gray Dunlap, County Attorney

NOV 22 1975 Gerald A. Figurski, Assistant
County Attorney
.By... Shirley Colvin, Deputy Clerk
... *** *
Hillsborough County: Clint Brown, Attorney

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City of St. Petersburg: William Duynslager, Director of
Water and Sewer Department

City of Tampa: Edwin Copeland, Water Department

Also present: Thomas Corr, Big Bond Utility
Company, Apollo Beach

Bill Gagan, Post, Buckley, Schuh
and Jernigan, Inc.

Steve Nohlgren, St. Petersburg Times

Karen Smith, Secretary to Mr. Wedding

Jim Hawkins, W. R. Hough and Company

W. R. Hough, W. R. Hough and Company

Jim Dawkins, Tampa Tribune


MINUTES APPROVED

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Commissioner Law and

carried, the minutes of the meeting of September 17, 1975 were approved.


GENERAL MANAGER ANNOUNCES THAT SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL REPORT WILL NOT BE
SUBMITTED UNTIL END-OF-YEAR AUDIT IS COMPLETED

Mr. Hesse reported that a September Financial Report will not

be furnished to the Authority until after the end-of-year audit is

completed.


AGENDA ITEM "CONSIDERATION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION ON BOARD ATTORNEY
CONTRACT (MR. VARN)" TEMPORARILY PASSED

The Chairman directed, there being no objection, th'~ht a eahda

item "Consideration of committee recommendation on Board Attorney contract

(Mr. Varn)" be temporarily passed.



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GENERAL MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO ADVERTISE FOR CONSULTING ENGINEER AND/OR
HYDROLOGICAL SERVICES

Mr. Hesse submitted a request for authorization to advertise

for consultant expressions of interest in a comprehensive study of the

water needs and sources of the region and to develop a definite plan

for implementation. He invited the Authority members to read the fol-

lowing prospectus of the study:

1. Review of previous reports by Federal, State,
and local governmental bodies and agencies and private
consultants.

2. Population data and projections will be updated.
This will be done using the smallest practicable geographic
areas to show clearly the distribution of projected popu-
lation. Consideration will be given to variation of per
capital demand. Commercial and industrial demand projec-
tions will be considered. Analysis will show when and where
future demands are to be met.

3. Existing supplies and new sources of supply under
construction or planned will be considered and projected.
Future sources, including ground water, surface water,
coastal springs, desalination and recycling, will be
considered as to location and probable volumes available.
Economic, social and environmental impact will be
considered.

4. Areas of short supply will be located both
geographically and in time and alternative solutions
indicated. Solutions will also consider interconnections
between major supply areas and between distribution systems,
as well as development of additional storage, both of
natural areas and man-made facilities.

5. A definite plan will be developed to be imple-
mented in phases; the first phase to meet the 1980-1985
needs, with overall guidelines which will be projected
through 2020.

Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Commissioner Law, that the

request of the General Manager be approved.

Indicating concern that the Authority may be limiting itself

in the request, Chairman Rainey stated that he prefers to advertise for

an engineering company and for a hydrologist.
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Following discussion, Mr. Wedding amended his motion, which

was agreed to by the seconder, that the General Manager be authorized

to advertise for a consulting engineer and/or hydrological services.

Upon call for the vote, the motion carried unanimously.


DISCUSSION RE NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE CYPRESS CREEK
WELLFIELD OPERATION

Pinellas County Attorney W. Gray Dunlap reported that the

staff has met with the various representatives in several meetings

on the mechanics of the transfer of the Cypress Creek Wellfield opera-

tion, and that the staff plans to have available at the next meeting

some type of preliminary agreements for review by each of the respec-

tive governments as well as the Authority members. He pointed out

that there are many mechanical and legal problems yet to be resolved

in the proposed transfer.



GENERAL MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO ADVERTISE THROUGH THE MEDIA AND/OR BY
DIRECT MAIL FOR INVESTMENT BANKER SERVICES; RECOMMENDATION RE SAME
TO BE PRESENTED AT THE NEXT MEETING

Mr. Hesse reported that the various members of the staff

and attorneys have reached a consensus that the services of an investment

banker should be acquired. The specific requirement at this time is to

review the various documents involved in the transfer of the Cypress Creek

Wellfield facilities. He stated that there would be no reimbursement

until such time as bonds are actually sold.

Pinellas County Attorney W. Gray Dunlap pointed out that the

major concern at this time is that the transfer be accomplished in

such a manner so as to blend into the financial aspect of the Authority's

functions.

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Attorney Jake Varn stressed the fact that the negotiations

for the transfer of the Cypress Creek facility cannot be consummated

until such time as the various documents are reviewed by a financial

consultant (investment banker). He urged the Authority to proceed as

expeditiously as possible in procuring an investment banker and to

review a recommendation for same at the next meeting.

Noting that the advertisement procedure is not required by

law, Mr. Wedding questioned whether this method is the most efficient.

Senator de la Parte recalled that at the time the State

entered into the $400,000,000 environmental issue, the State sent form

letters to various companies requesting an explanation of the manner

in which they would implement such a program. He suggested that the

Authority may require the services of more than one investment banker

in the future.
Mr. Hesse stated that a recommendation will be forthcoming at

the next meeting.

Commissioner Curry moved, seconded by Mr. Wedding and carried,

that the General Manager be authorized to advertise through the media

and/or by direct mail for investment banker services; and that a

recommendation re same be presented at the next meeting.


PROGRESS REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT OF A COMPTROLLER

Mr. Hesse advised that the Authority had authorized him in

August to recruit a comptroller; that in the interim, he had offered

the position to one individual who at the last moment declined; that
he is continuing to review the other applications; and that he is not

prepared to offer a recommendation today.
The Chairman directed, there being no objection, that the

matter be temporarily passed.
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CHAIRMAN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY: DONALD E. DYE, P.E.,
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR OPERATIONS; WALTER D. WALKER, P.E.,
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR ENGINEERING AND PLANNING

Chairman Rainey welcomed the following new members of the

Authority:

Donald E. Dye, P.E., Assistant General Manager for Operations

Walter D. Walker, P.E., Assistant General Manager for
Engineering and Planning.


GENERAL MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO RECRUIT AND HIRE A PERMANENT CLERK-TYPIST

Mr. Hesse presented a request for authorization to recruit

and hire a permanent clerk-typist. He stated that he has been employ-

ing a parttime clerk-typist for some time; that a clerk-typist position

is required as there are times when the executive secretary must leave

the office to procure supplies and for various other reasons; that a

permanent clerk-typist can be hired for about the same cost as a

parttime clerk-typist; and that as both Mr. Dye and Mr. Walker become

more productive, they will need additional clerical assistance.

Upon question, Mr. Hesse advised that the lower end of the

salary spectrum for a permanent clerk-typist averages out to a little less

than $3.00 per hour, and that the salary range for the proposed permanent

clerk-typist position is below that of the counties in the Authority.

Commissioner Curry moved, seconded by Commissioner Law and

carried, that the request of the General Manager be approved.


RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED RE AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT IN EXCHANGE
NATIONAL BANK OF TAMPA

Mr. Hesse presented resolutions re authorizing certificates

of deposit in the Exchange National Bank of Tampa. He stated that



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this action will render a significant increase of interest earned

over that previously earned.

Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Commissioner Curry and

carried, that the following resolutions be adopted:

18 August 1975


WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY


I HEREBY CERTIFY TO The Exchange National Bank of Tampa

that at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the West Coast

Regional Water Supply Authority, a special district which is a

separate and independent governmental entity organized under the

laws of the State of Florida, duly called (a quorum being present)

and held at the Council Chambers

at the Port Richey City Hall State of Florida on the

15th. day of .October 1975, the following resolutions were

duly adopted and are now in full force and effect:

RESOLVED, that the above bank be designated as a depository of

this special district and that funds of this special district deposited

in said Bank be subject to withdrawal upon checks, notes, drafts, bills

of exchange, acceptance, undertakings or other orders for the

payment of money when signed on behalf of this special district by

the General Manager, to wit, Richard J. Hesse, and one of the

following officers, to wit:

Charles E. Rainey, Chairman

Curtis L. Law, Treasurer


RESOLVED, that the above bank, is hereby authorized to pay any

such orders and also to receive the same for credit of or in

payment from the payee or any other holder without inquiry as to the

circumstances of issue or the disposition of the proceeds even if

drawn to the individual order of any signing officer or tendered in

payment of his individual obligation.

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That the foregoing powers and authority will continue until

written notice of revocation has been delivered to the above bank.

RESOLVED, that the Chairman, Treasurer and General Manager

of this special district be and they hereby are authorized to certify

to the above bank, the foregoing resolutions and that the provisions

thereof are in conformity with the statutes, laws and intergovernmental

agreement establishing this special district.

I FURTHER CERTIFY that there is no provision in the statutes,

laws and intergovernmental agreement establishing this special

district limiting the power of the board of directors to pass the

foregoing resolutions and that the same are in conformity with the

provisions of said statutes, laws and intergovernmental agreement.

I further certify that the following are the genuine signatures

of the persons now holding office in said special district as

indicated opposite their respective signatures.



Chairman (Title)
Charles E. Rai'


S* Treasurer (Title)
urtisL. Law


General Manager (Title)
ichard //Hes e


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands as Chairman

and General Manager of said special district this 15th day of

October 1975.



11Chairma fltbeuhOrru



General Manager




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AUTHORITY ADOPTS STATE OF FLORIDA'S RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING
TO HOLIDAYS, VACATION AND SICK LEAVE

Mr. Hesse recommended that the Authority adopt the State of

Florida's Rules and Regulations pertaining to holidays, vacation and

sick leave, as summarized below:

Annual Leave Sick Leave Holidays

State of Florida 1-5 yrs. 4 hrs. biwkly 4 hrs. biwkly 8
(13 days/yr.)
5-10 yrs. 5 hrs. biwkly
(164 days/yr.)
Over 10 6 hrs. biwkly
(19 days/yr.)
Maximum accrual of annual leave credits by an
employee is 240 hrs.

There shall be no limit on the number of hours of
unused sick leave an employee may accrue.

Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Commissioner Curry and carried,

that the recommendation of the General Manager be approved.



AGENDA ITEM "CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSAL FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE
BENEFITS TEMPORARILY PASSED

Upon the request of the General Manager, Chairman Rainey

directed, there being no objection, that agenda item "Consideration

of proposal for employee health insurance benefits" be temporarily

passed, as the detailed planning is not complete.



GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS THAT THE 1976 BUDGETARY OBLIGATIONS ARE DUE
THE FIRST OF OCTOBER

Mr. Hesse pointed out that the 1976 budgetary obligations are

due the first of October. He added that to date no funds have been

received and that he will take separate action to contact the respective

counties.


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EXISTING OFFICERS REFLECTED TO ANOTHER TERM OF OFFICE

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Commissioner Law and

carried, the existing officers were reelected to another term of office.



NEXT MEETING

The Chairman directed, there being no objection, that the

next meeting be scheduled for 1:30 P.M., November 19, 1975 at the

Hillsborough County Courthouse, County Commission Conference Room

No. 250A, Tampa, Florida.



ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Commissioner Law and

carried, the meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.




























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