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Title: WCRWSA Agenda and Minutes of meeting
Alternate Title: WCRWSA Minutes of meeting on Aug. 8, 1975.
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NEXT MEETING

The Chairman directed, there being no objection, that the

next meeting be scheduled for 1:30 P.M., September 17, 1975 at the

Tampa City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Tampa,


SENATOR DE IA PARTE INFORMS THE BOARD THAT SENATOR SPICOLA HAS BEEN
INVITED TO ATTEND A FUTURE MEETING

Senator de la Parte informed the Board that, following the

last meeting, he had occasion to talk with Senator Spicola and,

during the conversation, he invited the Senator to attend a future

meeting.

Following discussion, the Chairman indicated that the Board

has no objections to the Senator's attendance at a future meeting.


ADJ OURNMENT

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and

carried, the meeting was adjourned at 9:36 A.M.























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West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
ARBOR OFFICE CENTER, SUITE 404 1321 U.S. 19 SOUTH, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33516 813-531-58B5
; cJRICHAtD J. HFSS
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1OARD OF GOVERNORS
CHARLES E RAINEY, CHAIRMAN
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-HAIRMAN
URTIS L LAW. MEASURE 1 August 1975
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER
C. RANDOLPH WEDDING, MEMBER


Honorable G. Patrick Iley
Chairman County Commissioners-
Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Haven Street
Clearwater, Florida 33516

Dear Commissioner Iley:

At a meeting on 30 July 1975 the Board of Directors of
the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority voted
unanimously to express its willingness and desire to
assume its charge under the legislation and the five
party agreement, dated 14 November 1974, for wholesale
water supply. The Board expressed a desire that the
several jurisdictional members consider how and on what
basis they can deliver to this Authority wholesale water
production, storage and distribution facilities in return
for the delivery of wholesale water needs. The Board is
desirous of commencing active negotiations on this subject
nnt ,lper than 31 January 1.?76.

It would appear highly desirable to maintain on-going
communication between members of your staff and the staff
of the WCRWSA during the interim period, with the objective
of early identification of potential problem areas. Our
General Manager, Mr. Richard Hesse, is available for infor-
mation and staff consultation, should your staff find it
desirable.

Sincerely,



Charles E. Ra ney
Chairman

CER:ac



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Chairman Re .iey suggested that the pc tion of Assistant

General Manager for.Finance (Comptroller) is not required and that

it would be more feasible to employ a consultant. In response, Mr.

Hesse advised that he considers the financial part of the Authority's

operation to be most critical.

Mr. Twachtmann stated that, in his opinion, Mr. Hesse has

properly identified the styles of the individuals which he desires
to employ, however, the salary ranges are objectionable; and supported

the procurement of the three individuals. Thereupon, the Chairman

suggested that the salary of each individual be left to the Board's

discretion.

During discussion, Mr. Hesse added that the job descriptions

are patterned after similar State of Florida positions.

Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and carried,

that the General Manager be authorized to interview and hire the

following staff personnel, subject to confirmation by this Board:

Assistant General Manager for Finance (Comptroller), Assistant General

Manager for Engineering & Planning, and Assistant General Manager for

Oer t_^ns; th recruiting activities terminate in 60 days; ,tha

periodic progress reports be submitted; and that the employment of the

individuals be accomplished no earlier than November 1, 1975.


CHAIRMAN AUTHORIZED TO SIGN LETTER DATED AUGUST 1, 1975 TO THE CHAIRMAN
OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RE WHOLESALE WATER
PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and

carried, the Chairman was authorized to sign letters dated August 1,

1975 to the Chairmen of the County Boards re wholesale water

production, storage and distribution facilities, as follows:



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ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR ENGINEERING L PLANNING .
.- .-- -


Distinguishing Characteristics of Work

This is highly advanced work in design, construction and
operation of water supply development, storage and distribution.
It entails responsibility for direction of the planning effort
of environmental engineers, biologists, hydrologists, geologists
and related disciplines applicable to water supply development
and supervision of in-house and architect-engineers is
envisioned. Work is reviewed by the General Manager.

Examples of Work Performed

Performs and directs in-house planning and design; supervises
and reviews architect-engineers and hydrologic consultant planning,
engineering, testing and research.
Reviews long range planning needs to project new requirements for
planning.
Reviews engineering designs for sufficiency and cost effectiveness.
Reviews construction plans and supervises and inspects'construction,
including surveillance of Title II inspection'by architect-
engineers.
"Performs liaison with agencies performing related work and with
county and municipal technical staffs.
Review of environmental, social and economic impact of projects.
,Maintains current working estimates of all project costs.

Minimum Training and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major course work directly related to the field of.engineering
and six years of appropriate experience.
Professional registration in Florida or the capability to acquire it,

This position is equivalent of the State of Florida Class Code
3039, Grade 32. Salary Range is $17,434 to $24,450 per year. .

Mr. Hesse explained that the financial situation is a key

part of the Authority's operation and the sooner the Authority gets

1i c a u f LU, puwtr curve in that respect, the better in terms of

planning the concepts and details of how the Authority is going to

finance the operation; that he envisions the Assistant for Operations

to assist him, materially, in developing the backup, supporting

material for proceeding with the Cypress Creek operation, as well as

to help in some of the in-house work on the other budgeted programs; and

that he envisions the Assistant for Engineering and Planning can begin

work on the four budgeted programs as soon as he'comes on board, as

well as to assist in the surveillance and monitoring of any consultant-

engineering services that the Board may procure.



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planning, engincering, construction, acquisition and operations
and maintenance of major projects and to account for funds
appropriated and expended and for administering state and
federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fiscal activities.
Work is performed under the direction of the General Manager.


Examples of Work Performed -

Plans, directs and coordinates accounting and auditing functions.
Establishes fiscal procedures within the scope of established
policy. Coordinates the preparation of periodic budgets,
financial reports and related documents. Develops systems of
accounts and budget controls; purchases supplies. Plans bond
issues. May assist in the preparation of legislative proposals.
Coordinates with county and municipal. Assists in the establish-
ment of water rates. Supervises the custodianship of Authority
monies. Assists the General Nanager in public relations functions
and in preparation of procedural policy documents.

Minimum Training and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major course work in accounting, finance and business
ma-;v,; tion; six jcrs of pruiessional accouintin n vnoaTennoe
r -sLters degree with five years of professional experience.
A CPA certificate is desired.

This position is -the equivalent of the State of Florida Position
Class Code 0419, Pay Grade 30. Salary $15,200 to $21,360,
dependent on qualifications .

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR OPERATIONS



Distinguishing Characteristics of Work

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of Authority
facilities. .

Plans for assumption of operation and maintenance of facilities
leased, purchased or otherwise acquired; establishes appropriate
rates for water sales; assists in negotiations and studies
of existing water supply production, storage and distribution
facilities.
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Examples of Work Performed

Plans, assigns, supervises and inspects work of subordinates
engaged in maintenance and operation of storage tanks, pumping
stations, well-fields, and distribution systems.

Estimates costs and material requirements and provides for
ordering and storage of necessary supplies, material and
equipment.

Adjusts pumping schedules to meet requirements.

Reviews and interprets operating data; supervises treatment
and laboratory analysis.

Minimum Training and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major course work directly related to the field of engineering
and six years of appropriate experience in water supply.
Professional registration in Florida or the capability to acquire it.

This position is equivalent of the State of Florida Class Code
3039, Grade 32. Salary Range is $17,434 to $24,450 per year.


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Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements

July 31, 1975

Executive Salaries $ 7,384.60
Secretarial Salaries 443.08
Office Rental 1,332.06
Telephone 71.80
Office Materials & Supplies 574.88
Postage 123.30
1 Professional Books & Magazines 47.25
Advertising 636.25
Office Equipment Rental 340.29
,^ J-,Lcxi 811 55
%>,da. ouil 125.00
Travel Expense .- .1;549.55
Miscellaneous 188.41
Insurance 297.00
Legal Expense 4,865.46
Secretarial Services- 858.43
Parking 13.10
Leasehold Improvements 402.50
Interest.Income on Investments 6,452.35
Miscellaneous Operating Income _6.75

$ 20,064.51 $ 6,459.10

Excess of Disbursements over Receipts $ 13,605.41


Mr. Twachtmann suggested that the last line of the report

be deleted, as it serves no purpose to the Board.


"GENERAL MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO INTERVIEW AND HIRE STAFF PERSONNEL, SUBJECT
TO CONFIRMATION BY THIS BOARD: ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR FINANCE
(COMPTROLLER); ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR ENGINEERING & PLANING;
AND ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR OPERATIONS; RECRUITING ACTIVITIES
TO TERMINATE IN 60 DAYS, PERIODIC PROGRESS REPORTS TO BE SUBMITTED, AND
",'AA'L" EMPLOYDE'C OF flIVZD-tUALS BE ACCOMPLISaIED 10 EARLIER L1AI INC NUMBER
1, 1975-

Mr. Hesse requested authorization to recruit and hire three

staff personnel: Assistant General Manager for Finance (Comptroller),

Assistant General Manager for Engineering & Planning and Assistant

General Manager for Operations; and distributed copies of the following

job descriptions:
"ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR FINANCE (COMPTROLLER)


Distinguishing Characteristics of'Work
This is administrative and professional accounting work in
directing the fiscal and accounting functions of a multi-
county agency with diverse and comprehensive accounting activities.
Incumbent is responsible for development of plans to finance

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Mr. Hesse a Atsed that he had no fourth" comments with

regard to the proposed budget, following which Mr. de la Parte

reported that the Hillsborough County Commission has accepted the

budget proposal.

Chairman Rainey pointed out that he also has obtained

approval of the budget proposal from the Pinellas County Commission.

It was indicated for the record that no one appeared for

comment either in favor of or In objection to the budget proposal for

the fiscal year of 1976.

Thereupon, Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann

and carried, that the budget for the fiscal year 1976, be adopted.



MINUTES APPROVED

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and

carried, the minutes of the meeting of July 2, 1975 were approved.



FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT RECEIVED

On motion of Mr. Wedding, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and

carried, the following financial Position Statement was received:

WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
Statement of Financial Position
July 31, 1975


Petty Cash $ 100.00
Cash in Bank (Checking & Savings) 104,015.86
Certificates of Deposit 110,000.00
Office Furniture & Fixtures 2,164.25
Withholding taxes payable 467.60
FICA taxes payable 457.92
Contributions Ilillsborough County 78,474.51
Contributions Pasco County 16,105.21
Contributions Pinellas County 134,380.28
Retained Earnings Deficit 13,605.41 _
$229,885.52 $229,885.52




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Clearwater, Flor-.a, August 8, 1975


The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (as authorized

by Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida) met in the Chairman's Office of

the Pinellas 'County Board of County Commissioners, Courthouse, Clearwater,

Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on this date with the following members present:

Charles E. Rainey, Chairman (Pinellas County Commissioner); C.

Randolph Wedding (Representative-City of St. Petersburg); and Dale

Twachtmann (Water Resources Director, City of Tampa).

Absent: Robert Curry, Vice-Chairman
(Hillsborough County Commissioner)

Curtis L. Law, Treasurer
(Pasco County Commissioner)

Authority Attorney: Senator Louis de la Parte

General Manager: Richard J. Hesse

Pasco County: None

Pinellas County: James Helinger, Assistant Pinellas
County Attorney

C. Pickens Talley, Director of
Pinellas County Water System

Ciy -rofiyni CSl,,rt enteribug :lNorL

City of St. Petersburg: None

Also present: C. W. Real, Senator de la Parte's
Office

Adele Clifford, Executive Secretary,
West Coast Regional Water
Supply Authority


BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1976 ADOPTED

Public notices having been duly advertised, the Chairman

called the continued hearing on the proposed budget for the fiscal

year 1976 to order.


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