Title: Water authority game plan urged
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Title: Water authority game plan urged
Alternate Title: Newspaper article by Dale Wilson in Tampa Times, "Water authority game plan urged."
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Creator: Wilson, Dale ( Author )
Publication Date: Mar. 20, 1975
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 6B ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 92
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00051757
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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;; Thursday, March 20, 1975 -


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game plan


Times Staff Writer
^ Saying the agency is pres-
n ently "flying by the seat of its
<^ pants," Pasco County consult-
V" ing attorney Jake Varn has Varn said .yesterday that
. called on members of the the authority should consider
^1 fledging West Coast Regional ;w a specific plan on taking over
": Water Authority to develop a the operation of all municipal'
", "game plan" of water supply' -: wellfields within the tri-county
, development. area, and even consider incor-
Officials yesterday agreed porating private wellfield sys-
to hire the agency's first teams in the authority.
Director and to retain former
state Sen. Louis de La "The sooner we can do it
YParte as its attorney, thereby 'he better off er win
tl'e." he told members. St.
", -,*breathing more life into the
nization. Petersburg representative
unew organization e t b.a Randolph Wedding echoed
Sunless the authority develops Varn's statement, saying, "If
Snet ghahtd pi we're going to supply water,
st,.,g ,'.e .ural ..nd p ,. .
sr roce:ura. o..c we need to look at all systems
Rules and a course of water :.within this area."
,-" development "you could find i .sa
'. yourselves on the horns of a / In other action, members
S,,dilmma" agreed to:
"^ Now that we have an at-
': torney and a manager." Varn --Hire Richard Hesse, a
'- told authority members, "one colonel presently with the U.S.
^: of the first things we need to Army Corps of Engineers and
do is develop a plan of action -; deputy director of the North
3, on what we specifically need Atlantic corps division, as
to do in the way of water 'the authority's director. They
supplies." ', agreed to pay Hesse $32,000.
^ The authority was created ^and will instruct him to as-
last year at the urging of the sume his position on April 20;
S:state legislature, which in- -Retain de la Parte aSthe
Sstructed bickering Tampa Bay authority's attorney on a
cities and counties to form a month-by-month basis. They
single agency to consolidate "agreed to pay him $1,500 a
1 all water supplies under one month for his services;
^ governmental roof.
S Hillsborough, Pasco and -" -Keep the same operating
"- Pinellas Counties and the .-budget as last year's, with a
? cities of Tampa. and St. ;- maximum of $400.000. Hills-
SPetersburg are members of borou g h will contribute
the authority with elected and i -about $200.000 of that amount
appointed officials of each to the authority.
%' .government sitting as a board.

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