the United States, or of this State, and such investment may
be made by direct purchase of any issue of such bonds or
treasury notes, or part thereof, at the original sale of the same,
or by the subsequent purchase of such bonds or treasury notes.
Any bonds or treasury notes thus purchased and held may from
time to time, be sold and the proceeds reinvested in bonds or
treasury notes, as above provided. Sales of any bonds or
treasury notes thus purchased and held shall, from time to time,
be made in season so that the proceeds may be applied to the
purpose for which the money, with which the bonds or treasury
notes were originally purchased, were placed in the treasury
of the Authority, The functions and duties authorized by this
paragraph shall be performed by joint action of the Comptroller
and Treasurer with the approval of the attorney;
(8) to receive and use such technical assistance as shall
be from time to time made available for its use by any county or
municipality in the Authority;
(9) to have and exercise such powers as are reasonably
implied herefrom and necessary and proper to carry out the objec-
tives and purposes of the Authority;
(10) to adopt, promulgate and enforce such rules, regu-
lutloHAin rosolutions ridtl oriorin M3 nrimry 1m rm ut l r0o to pcrl onu'l thie
statutory duties of tIle Authority;
(11) without in any way limiting the foregoing, to
exercise and perform all powers and duties set forth in Section
7 of Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida, 1974, as fully as though
set forth herein.
General Authority 120.53 FS. Law Implemented 373.1962 FS.
June 13, 1975
Mr. L. M. Blain 1 JU ,
Gibbons, Tucker, McEwen,,
Smith, Cofer & Taub
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law '
606 Madison Street
P.O. Box 1363
Tampa, FL 33601
Dear Mr. Blain:
A copy of West Coast Regional Water Supply
Authority proposed Rules is forwarded as request
You will be placed on our mailing list to
receive copies of agenda, notices of hearings and
meetings and minutes of meetings.
^iticere / s
West Coast Regional
I.' Water Supply Authority
SPS. My temporary address is until July 1st:
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
c/o Pinellas County Water System
P.O. Box 1780
Clearwater, FL 33518
16M-1.01 Description of Organization.
(1) Chapter 74-114, Florida Statutes, authorizes and
encourages municipalities and counties to create regional water
supply authorities in order to assist local governments in meet-
ing the water supply needs of rapidly urbanizing areas. Such
entities are authorized to develop regional water supplies and
supply water at wholesale to counties and municipalities and
shall constitute a special district under the laws of the State
of Florida, and as such, a separate and independent governmental
entity. Pursuant to the provisions of this act, the counties of
Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas together with the municipalities
of St. Petersburg and Tampa entered into an agreement, subsequent-
ly approved by the Governor and Cabinet, to create a regional
water supply authority to be known as the West Coast Regional
Water Supply Authority.
(2) All powers, privileges and duties vested in or
imposed upon the Authority, shall be exercised and performed
by and through the Board of Directors of the Authority; provided,
however, that executive, administrative and ministerial powers
may be delegated and redelegated by the Bonrd to any of the of-
ftices created herebly or bIy the ri)d fctlrng hel reumller. 'The
offices of Comptroller, Secretary and Treasurer have been es-
tablished with powers and duties prescribed by resolution.
These offices may be filled by members of the Board. The Board
employs a General Manager to administer the Authority, organize
staff efforts and employ necessary staff with Board approval.
(a) The Board shall consist of one representative of each
of the parties to the Agreement.
(b) One representative shall be designated and appointed
by the governing body of each of the parties to the Agreement and
shall serve at the pleasure of his or her respective governing
(c) Members of the Authority shall receive no compensa-
tion but may be reimbursed for per diem and travel expenses in
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 112.061.
(d) As a member of the Board, each representative shall
be entitled to one vote on all questions, orders and resolutions
coming before the Board. The affirmative vote of members repre-
senting more than fifty (50%) percent of the total number of
votes of all members shall be sufficient to carry any question,
order or resolution coming before the Board.
(e) The Board shall elect from its membership a chairman
and a vice chairman, each of whom shall serve for a term of one
year, or until their respective successors shall be elected and
qualified. Such offices shall be filled by an election annually.
(3) The Authority's staff unit shall be the General
Manager who shall perform those executive, administrative and
ministerial functions delegated by the Board.
(4) (a) The Authority maintains a headquarters for all
authority matters at its offices at Arbor Office Center, 1321
U. S. #19 South, Clearwater, Florida, 33518. The public may
obtain information or make submissions or requests in person
at Authority headquarters or by mail to the above address.
Telephone service is maintained in the Clearwater Exchange Area.
Current phone numbers are listed in the telephone directories.
(b) Branch offices, temporary field offices and opera-
tions' centers may be maintained throughout the area of the
Authority for greater efficiency.
(c) The Authority maintains office hours at its
headquarters Monday through Friday of each week, except for
officially sanctioned holidays, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
C5) Records of the Authority are public information and
may be inspected during working hours upon reasonable notice at
the office of the Authority. If copies of any part of the
records are requested the Authority shall provide them at cost,
General Authority 120.53(1)(a) FS. Law Implemented 373.1962 FS.
16M-1,02 Boundaries of the Authority. The boundaries
of the Authority shall consist of all of Hillsborough County,
Pasco County and Pinellas County and is more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Sec-
tion 36, Township 32 South, Range 22 East, for a Point of Be-
ginning (P.O.B.) Said P.O.B. is the intersection of the range
lines between Range 22 East and Range 23 East and the township
line between Township 32 South and Township 33 South and also
is the southeast corner of Hillsborough County, Florida.
From the P.O.B. run westerly on the township line between
Township 32 South and Township 33 South to the south bank of
Thence in a direct line to a point midway between Egmont
and Passage Keys in the Gulf of Mexico;
Thence westerly to the western boundary of the jurisdic-
tional waters of the State of Florida;
Thence northerly on the western boundary of the juris-
dictional waters of the State of Florida to the point where the
township line dividing Township 23 South and Township 24 South
intersects with said western boundary;
Th'l l a cjtal rly N tll IJ (he1 (owlil~ lp l lhir ,I v IiiK 'l'uwnship
23 South nd 'l'Township 24 South to tie rallnge line divldnllg lRange
20 East and Range 21 East;
Thence northerly along the range line dividing Range 20
East and Range 21 East to the Northwest corner of Section 19,
Township 23 South, Range 21 East;
T'hence easterly long the section line dividing Section
19 and Section 18 of Township 23 South, Range 21 East to the
range line dividing Range 22 East and Range 23 East;
Thence southerly along the range line dividing Range 22
East and Range 23 East to the township line dividing Township 25
South and Township 26 South;
Thence westerly along the township line dividing Township
25 South and Township 26 South to the Northwest corner of Section
3, Township 26 South, Range 22 East;
Thence southerly along the western section line of Section
3, Township 26 South, Range 22 East, to the Township line dividing
Township 26 South and Township 27 South;
Thence easterly along the Township line dividing Township
26 South and Township 27 South to the range line dividing Range
22 East and Range 23 East;
Thence southerly along the range lines dividing Range 22
East and Range 23 East to the P.O.B.
General Authority 120,53 FS, Law Implemented 373,1962 FS,
16M-1.03 Definitions. The terms set forth herein shall
have the meanings ascribed to them unless the context clearly
indicates otherwise, and such meaning shall apply throughout
"CI) "Act" means section 7 of Chapter 74-114, Laws of
(2) "Agreement" means the five party accord presented
to and approved by the Governor and Cabinet on October 25, 1974.
(3) "Authority" means the West Coast Regional Water
Supply Authority or its successor agency.
(4) "Board" means the governing board of the Authority.
(5) "General Manager" means the General Manager of the
General Authority 120.53 FS. Law Implemented 373.1962 FS.
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16M-Q,04 Purpose, These regulations are promulgated,
established and published by the West Coast Regional Water
Supply Authority to effectuate its powers, duties and functions
under Chapter 74-114, Florida Statutes. The purpose of the
regulations is to facilitate the development, storage and
supplying of water by the West Coast Regional Water Supply
Authority for county and municipal purposes in such a manner
as will give priority to reducing adverse environmental effects
of excessive or improper withdrawals of water from concentrated
areas. Pursuant to this purpose, rules and regulations are
hereby established to facilitate the acquisition of required
water for use by Authority members.
General Authority 120.53 F.S. Law Implemented 373.1962 FS.
16M-1.05 Powers and Duties. The powers and duties of
the Authority include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) to have perpetual succession;
(2) to adopt a corporate seal and alter it at pleasure;
(3) to take by grant, purchase, bequest, eminent domain
as authorized, devise or lease, and to hold, enjoy, lease, sell
or otherwise dispose of, any and all real and personal property
necessary or convenient to the full exercise of its powers; also
to acquire, construct or operate, control and use any and all
works, facilities and means necessary or convenient to the full
exercise of its powers and to do and perform any and all things
necessary or convenient to the full exercise of the powers herein
(4) to maintain an office at such place or places within
the territorial boundaries of the Authority as it may designate;
: (5) to employ and to compensate such personnel, consul-
tants, and technical and professional assistants as it shall deem
necessary to exercise the powers and perform the duties set forth
in the Agreement;
(6) to accept and receive, utilize or expand, in further-
ance of its functions, funds, grants, and service from the fed-
eral government or its agencies, from departments, agencies and
instrumentalities of state, municipal, county or other local
governments, or from private or civic sources.
(7) to invest any surplus money in the authority treasury,
including such money in any sinking or other fund established
for the purpose of providing for the payment of the principal
or interest of any bonded or other indebtedness or for any other
purpose, not required for the immediate necessities of the
Authority, in its own bonds, or in treasury notes, or bonds, of