Title: WCRWSA Agenda and Minutes of meeting
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Title: WCRWSA Agenda and Minutes of meeting
Alternate Title: WCRWSA Agenda and Minutes of meeting on July 30, 1975
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Upon roll call for the vote, the motion carried, that the

revised tentative budget for the fiscal year 1976 be adopted as



The Chairman directed, there being no objection, that the

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

in the Council Chambers of the City of Tampa.


At this time, 2:50 P.M., the Chairman directed, there being

no objection, that the meeting be recessed to 9:00 A.M., August 8,

1975 in the Board Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse,
Clearwater, Florida.


send representation t the staff meetings.

Mr. Talley addressed Program B of the proposed budget and

informed the Board that he foresees a need for additional water

resources in the 1980-1981 time frame and the study should start 9s soon

as possible. He urged the Board to act in this regard, keeping

in mind that the accomplishment of such a task requires, at minimum,

six years.

Upon question, Mr. Hesse advised that Program A can contribute

to the immediate needs of the Authority.

During further discussion, Commissioner Curry suggested that

reserve funds be retained in each individual entity until such time

as it is required which will enable each entity to collect the


Mr. Wedding amended his motion for approval of the budget

to reflect the deletion of $25,000 and the reserve section from the

proposed budget; and that the reserve portion be retained as an

advisory to the budget. Thereupon, Mr. Twachtmann offered the

explanation that the $25,000 should remain in the proposed budget

as it has been envisioned for staff requirements, to which philosophy

Attorney Tmrn concurred.

Following further discussion, Mr. Wedding withdrew the

portion of his amended motion dealing with the $25,000 to affect

its remaining in the proposed budget.

The Chairman suggested that the $40,000 line-item for

technical liaison (referendum) be deleted and contained in the

auxiliary reserve portion of the proposed budget. Thereupon, Mr.
Wedding amended his motion to this effect. Mr. Wedding added that

the $40,000 figure brings the total of the reserve items to

$119,494 and that same reserve items be adequately earmarked.


Mr. Wedding .-.)ved, seconded by Commissi .er Law, that the

budget be adopted as presented; however, Mr. Wedding later withdrew

his motion which was agreed to by the seconder.

Commissioner Curry intimated that back-up data is required

to substantiate various items in the proposed budget.

In connection with the program aspect of the proposed

budget, Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Commissioner Curry and carried,
that within 90 days from this date a study be completed on the manner

in which the operation of the Cypress Creek Wellfield should be

assumed by the Board and that appropriate action be taken accordingly,

along with the phase-out of the Cypress Creek Management Board.
With regard to the Board assuming the operation of whole-

sale water facilities in the region, Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by

Commissioner Curry and carried, that within the next six months the

Board advise and solicit input and/or attitudes from the various

Jurisdictions as to the conditions for the Authority to assume control
of the wholesale systems as envisioned in the legislation. It is the

expressed intent and desire of the Board to become the operating

wholesale supplier.
Mr. wedding moved, seconded by Co.imuissiuner Curry, that the

proposed budget be adopted with the co-advisory that"if we make

significant headway in the area of the existing facilities that we

may have to come back for a subsequent appropriation".
Commissioner Curry advised that he may encounter problems

in obtaining the sanction of his County Commission of the amount of

the budget without definitely established programs and cost for each.

Thereupon, Chairman Rainey requested that Senator de la Parte, along
with Attorney Varn, accompany Mr. Hesse to Hillsborough County to

address specific aspects of the proposed budget.
Mr. Duynslager suggested that communication between

Hillsborough County and the Board would improve if that County would

PROGRAMS Balance Forwarded $ 175,000


Legal Fees 36,000
Office Furnishings 5,000
Office Rent 7,250
Telephone 4,200
Office Supplies 5,000
1 Equipment Purchase 4,000
Equipment Rental 2,776
Travel 3,600
Transportation Auto 6,660'
Gas, oil, etc. 3,640
Audit and Accounting Assistance 5,000
Reference Library and Material 3,600
Technical Liaison (Referendum) .. 4000
Advertising 3 .. ...00
Recruiting Expenses 2,000
Consultant Fees 18,000
Executive Salaries 41,600
Comptroller 15,000
Fringes (22%) 12,452
Clerical Assistance -690
Reserve (20%) 494

$ 476,962

$476,962- $171,066 (FY '75 Carry-Over)

305,896.00 (FY '76 Requirement)

Frt 76 Requirement: $ 305,896.00

FY '76 SIARES based on taxable valuations:

Pinellas Co. 55.933% $ 171,096.81-

S11isborouyiL Co.. 3.56G1 109,0'5.57

Pasco CO. 8.406% 25,713.62

1.00.000% $ 305,896.00

Attorney Varn reported that at the time the staff was

considering the budget, concern was expressed for the problems being

experienced by the southern portion of Hillsborough County; however,

the staff found itself in an awkward position as to offering assistance

in the situation. Thereupon, Commissioner Curry expressed the desire

that Mr. Hesse attend a meeting next week to discuss the critical

problems that are being encountered in the southern portion of

Hills borough County.


Adele Clifford, Executive Secretary,
West Coast Regional Water Supply

Henn Rebane, Florida Institute of
Consulting Engineers

Rbger K. Clendening, St. Petersburg
Time s

Karen Smith, Mr. Wedding's Office

John A. Wehle, SWFWMD


Public notices having been duly advertised, Mr. Hesse

presented the following revised tentative budget for the fiscal year

1976 and explained the various aspects of same:


"FY '76 Tentative Budget

30 July 1975


Program A: System interconnect study $ 40,000

Program B: Initiate study for regional water
supply sources, post-1980 needs 90,000

Program C: Review feasibility of Authority -
Operation & Maintenance, -
Cypress Creek Wellfield 25,000 .

Program D: Review feasibility of development
'f Starkey Wellfield .0,000 .
$175,000 .

Estimated Program Costs of $175,000 will be divided
between contractual fees and technical staff. .


Clearwater, Florida, July 30, 1975

The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (as authorized

by Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida) met in the St. Petersburg Public

Library, St. Petersburg, Florida, at 2:00 P.M. on this date with the

following members present: Charles E. Rainey, Chairman (Pinellas

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

County Commissioner); C. Randolph Wedding (Representative-City of

St. Petersburg); Dale Twachtmann (Water Resources Director, City of

Tampa); and Curtis L. Law, Treasurer (Pasco County Commissioner).

Absent: None

Authority Attorney: Senator Louis de la Parte.

General Manager: Richard J. Hesse

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

Pinellas County: David W. Rynders, Assistant
Pinellas County Attorney

C. Pickens Talley, Director of
Pinellas County Water System
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City of St. Petersburg: William Duynslager, Director of
Water and Sewer Department

Also present: Mary Jeffery, Senator de la Parte's

C. W. Real, Senator de la Parte's

M. Lance Miller, Florida Engineering

Fred K. Eidsness, Black, Crow and

Lloyd Davis, Black, Crow and Eidsness




St. Petersburg Public Library
3745 9th Ave. N.
July 30, 1975
1:30 P.M.


Call to Order

1. Hearing, FY 1976 Budget.

2. Approval of Minutes, Meeting of 2 July 1975.

3. Financial Report.

4. Confirm election of officers; appointment of temporary
administrator; appointment of General Manager; selection
of Executive Secretary; confirm resolution re selection of
Authority Attorney.

5. Confirm authorization of Chairman, Treasurer and General
Manager to certify checks.

6. Confirm authorization of General Manager to lease auto; office
space at 1321 U.S. 19 South; purchase miscellaneous services
and supplies; purchase used furniture; establish a petty
cash fund. Authorize General Manager to travel at his dis-
cretion within the State; establish checking accounts and to
invest funds in Certificates of Deposit and savings accounts.
Confirm authorization of General Manager and Attorney to visit
the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

7. Confirm CPA Servicing Agreement with Ernst & Ernst.

8. Report by General Manager on activity since meeting of 2 July.

9. Cyprus Creek developments. (Mr. Talley)

10. Covington Law Suit. (Attorney)

Adj ournment.

The next meeting is scheduled for 20 August 1975 at 1:30 p.m. at
the City Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall, Tampa. The City
of Tampa is the host.

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