Title: Letter enclosing the Agreement to create WCRWSA
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Title: Letter enclosing the Agreement to create WCRWSA
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Publication Date: Sept. 26, 1974
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 6B ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 114
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8. PINELLAS hereby affirms that, at a duly constituted

meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on the day of

1974, it approved the terms of this

Agreement and the execution thereof by PINELLAS.

9. ST. PETERSBURG hereby affirms that, at a duly consti-

tuted meeting of the City Council on the day of

1974, it approved the terms of this Agreement and the execution

thereof by ST. PETERSBURG.

10. TAMPA hereby affirms that, at a duly constituted

meeting of the City Council on the day of

1974, it approved the terms of this Agreement and the execution

thereof by TAMPA.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this

Agreement the day and year first above written.


Signed, sealed and delivered
in the presence of: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY


By
Chairman, Board of
County Commissioners

As to Hillsborough
Attest
Clerk of the Circuit Court



PASCO COUNTY


By
Chairman, Board of
County Commissioners

SA s to Pasco
Attest






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PINELLAS COUNTY


By
Chairman, Board of
County Commissioners

As to Pinellas
Attest
Clerk of the Circuit Court



CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG


By
Mayor


As to St. Petersburg Attest
City Clerk



CITY OF TAMPA


By
Mayor


As to Tampa Attest
City Clerk























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EXHIBIT A



AREA OF THE WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER
SUPPLY AUTHORITY



The area of the authority shall consist of all of

Hillsborough County, Pasco County and Pinellas County, and is

more particularly described as follows:


Beginning at the southeast corner
of Section 36, Township 32 South, Range
22 East, for a Point of Beginning (P.O.B.).
Said P.O.B. is the intersection of the
range line 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.

1. From the P.O.B. run westerly
on the township line between
Township 32 South and Township
33 South to the south bank of
Tampa Bay;

2. Thence in a direct line to a
point midway between Eqmont
and Passage Keys in the Gulf
of Mexico;

3. Thence westerly to the western
boundary of the jurisdictional
waters of the State of Florida;

4. Thence northerly on the western
boundary of the jurisdictional
watersof the State of Florida
to the point where the township
line dividing Township 23 South
and Township 24 South intersects
with said western boundary;

5. Thence easterly along the township
line dividing Township 23 South
and Township 24 South to the range
line dividing Range 20 East and
Range 21 East;

6. Thence northerly along the range
line dividing Range 20 East and
Range 21 East to the Northw.est
corner of Section 19, Township
23 South, Range 21 East;

7. Thence easterly along 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;









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8. 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;

9. 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;

10. 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;

11. 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;

12. Thence southerly along the range
line dividing Range 22 East and
Range 23 East to the P.O.B.












































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EXHIBIT B




WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

BUDGET

FISCAL YEAR 1974-75





Salaries

Executive Director $25,000
Secretary 10,000
Technician 15,000
Fringes (22%) 11,000

Legal Fees 30,000

Office Furnishings 5,000

Office Rent (1000 sq. ft.) 7,000

Telephones 1,200

Office Supplies 2,500

Office Equipment 1,500

Copy Machine 1,200

Travel Expenses 1,500

Auto Transportation (Rental) 2,100

Gas, Oil, etc. 800

Audit 2,000

Engineering Study 50,000

Financial Advisers 5,000

Technical Liaison for Referendum 20,000

Reserve (20%) 38,160


TOTAL $ 228,960






















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September 26, 1974





Mr. D. R. Feaster
Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water
Management District
P. O. Box 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512

Dear Don:

I assume you have seen the new Agreement creating the
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority.

Attached please find a description of the geographical
area encompassed.

Please have someone prepare a map showing the outline
of the proposed new authority and supply me with a copy.
It may be that this merely follows county'.lines and encom-
passes all of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.
If so, I think it would still be appropriate that a small
map be prepared showing the area of the supply authority,
especially in relationship to the area of Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
Sincerely,



L. M. Blain

LMB/gw

Enclosure







rev. 9/13/74



AGREEMENT



THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this day of

1974, between HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, a politi-

cal subdivision of the State of Florida, hereinafter referred

to as HILLSBOROUGH; PASCO COUNTY, a political subdivision of

the State of Florida, hereinafter referred to as PASCO; PINELLAS

COUNTY, apolitical subdivision of the State of Florida, herein-

after referred to as PINELLAS; CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, a munici-

pal corporation, hereinafter referred to as ST. PETERSBURG;

and CITY OF TAMPA, a municipal corporation, hereinafter re-

ferred to as TAMPA.


WITNESS SETH :


WHEREAS, the parties hereto, pursuant to the provisions

of Section 7 of Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida, 1974, and to

the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, wish to

set forth certain agreements among themselves respecting the

creation of a regional water supply authority; and

WHEREAS, it is recognized by the parties hereto that the

water needs of their citizens can best be met by vesting water

supply functions in such an authority whose prime function

shall be to supply water; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the parties hereto that the

cost of the water and services to be provided by the authority

shall be financed insofar as possible through revenues derived

from the sale of water; and

WHEREAS, it is further the intent of the parties hereto

that, during the course of implementation and performance of

the functions, duties and responsibilities of the authority,

the rights of the property owners and inhabitants of the area

of origin to the water reasonably required to supply adequately

their reasonable needs shall be preserved and protected; and









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WHEREAS, it is the intent of the parties hereto that

nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the various

municipalities and countries from continuing to operate water

production and transmission facilities for the purpose of

meeting their respective needs for dependable and adequate

supplies of water; and

WHEREAS, it is the finding of the parties hereto that

cooperative* efforts are mandatory in order to meet the water

needs of the rapidly urbanizing areas in a manner which will

provide adequate and dependable supplies of water where needed

without resulting in adverse effects upon the areas from which

the water is withdrawn. Such efforts should utilize all

practical means of obtaining water, including but not limited

to withdrawals of surface water and ground water, recycling

of waste water and desalinization and will necessitate not

only cooperation but also well coordinated activities; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the parties that the authority

shall design, construct, operate and maintain facilities in the

locations and at the times necessary to insure that an adequate

water supply will be available to all citizens within the

authority.

NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1. The parties hereto do hereby create (and incorpo-

rate) a regional water supply authority pursuant to the pro-

visions of .Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida, 1974, to be known

as the WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY, hereinafter

referred to as AUTHORITY, to be comprised of the area described

and shpwn in Exhibit A, for the purpose of developing regional

water supplies and supplying water at wholesale to counties and

municipalities, which shall constitute a special district under

the laws of the State of Florida, and as such, a separate and

independent governmental entity.






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2. The AUTHORITY shall have the following powers and

duties:

a. To have perpetual succession;

b. To adopt a corporate seal and alter it at

pleasure;

c. 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 granted;

d. To maintain an office at such place or places

within the territorial boundaries of the AUTHORITY as it may

designate;

e. To employ and to compensate such personnel, con-

sultants, and technical and professional assistants as it shall

deem necessary to exercise the powers and perform the duties

set forth in this agreement;

f. To accept and receive, utilize or expend, in

furtherance of its functions, funds, grants, and services from

the federal government or its agencies, from departments,

agencies and instrumentalities of state, municipal, county, or

other local governments, or from private or civic sources;

g. 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 district, in its own bonds, or in treasury

notes, or bonds, of the United .States, or of this state, and




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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 pro-

vided. 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 purposes 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, under such rules and regu-

lations as shall be prescribed by the board of directors of

the AUTHORITY.

h. To adopt rules of procedure for the regulation

of its affairs and the conduct of its business.

i. 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.

j. To have and exercise such powers as are reason-

ably implied herefrom and necessary and proper to carry out

the objectives and purposes of the AUTHORITY.

k. 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 fbrth herein.

3. All powers, privileges and duties vested in or im-

posed upon the AUTHORITY shall be exercised and performed by

and through a board of directors; provided, however, that the

exercise of any and all executive, administrative and minis-



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trial powers may be by said board of directors delegated and

redelegated to any of the offices created hereby or by the

board of directors acting hereunder.

The board of directors shall consist of one representa-

tive of each party hereto. Such representatives shall serve

without compensation from the AUTHORITY, except that they may

be reimbursed their reasonable expenses incurred in perform-

ing their duties hereunder. One representative shall be desig-

nated and appointed by the governing body of each of the

parties to this Agreement and shall serve at the pleasure of

his or her respective governing body. As a member of the

board of directors, each representative shall be entitled to

one vote on all questions, orders, and resolutions coming be-

fore the board. The affirmative votes of members representing

more than fifty (50) percent of the total number of votes of

all the members shall be necessary and, except as otherwise

herein provided, shall be sufficient to carry any question,

order or resolution coming before the board of directors.

Members of the first board of directors so constituted shall

convene within thirty (30) days of the date of the full exe-

cution of this Agreement by all of the parties hereto, and

immediately upon convening, such board of directors 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

S filled by an election annually thereafter. The board of directors

shall have power:

a. To fix the time and place or places at which

its regular meetings shall be held, and shall provide for the

calling and holding of special meetings.

b. To make and pass rules, regulations, resolutions

and orders not repugnant to the Constitution of the United

States or of the State of Florida, or .to the provisions of


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Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida, 1974, or this agreement,

necessary for the government and management of the affairs of

the AUTHORITY, for the execution of the powers vested in the

AUTHORITY and for carrying into effect the provisions of this

agreement and for providing terms and conditions under which

additional parties may join the AUTHORITY pursuant to Section

7(6) of Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida, 1974.

c. To fix the location of the principal place of

business of the AUTHORITY and the location of all offices and

departments maintained hereunder.

d. To prescribe by resolution a system of business

administration and to create any and all necessary offices

which shall include the offices of Comptroller, Secretary and

Treasurer and to establish and re-establish the powers and duties

and compensation of all officers and employees and to require and

fix the amount of all official bonds necessary for the protection

of the funds and property of the AUTHORITY.

e. To delegate and re-delegate by resolution to

officers of the AUTHORITY power to employ clerical, legal and

engineering assistants and labor, under such conditions and

restrictions as shall be fixed by the directors.

f. To prescribe a method of auditing and allowing

or rejecting claims and demands; also to prescribe methods for

the construction of works and for the letting of contracts or

furnishings of labor, materials or supplies, required for the

carrying out of any of the purposes of this act; provided that

in cases where work if not to be done by the AUTHORITY, itself

and the amount involved shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.00),

or more, the board of directors shall provide for the letting of

contracts to the lowest and best responsible bidder, after publi-

cation of notices inviting bids, subject to the right of said

board to reject any and all proposals; provided further, that con-

tracts in writing or otherwise,/may be let without advertising for



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or inviting bids, when any repairs, alterations or other work,

or the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or other

property, shall be deemed by the board of directors to be of

urgent necessity, and shall be authorized by a two-thirds vote

thereof.

g. To fix the rate or rates at which water shall

be sold in accordance with Section 7(2)(b) of Chapter 74-114,

Laws of Florida, 1974. Such rates shall be uniform for like

classes of service throughout the AUTHORITY.

4. Budget.

a. The fiscal year of the AUTHORITY shall extend

from October 1 of each year through September 30 of the follow-

ing year. Except as hereinafter provided in paragraph 5 b,

the board of directors shall during the month of July of each

year complete the preparation of a tentative budget for the

AUTHORITY covering its proposed operation and requirements

for the ensuing fiscal year.

b. During the month of July and following the

preparation of a tentative budget the board of directors shall

publish a notice of its intention to adopt the budget. Addition-

ally, the board of directors shall provide copies of the tenta-

tive budget to the parties and said tentative budget shall be

accompanied by the estimated annual contribution of each of the

counties, as provided in paragraph 5 below. The notice shall set

forth the tentative budget in full, and shall be notice to all

owners of property subject to the AUTHORITY taxes that on a date

and at a place appearing in the notice, opportunity will be

afforded to such owners, their attorneys or agents, to appear

before the board and show their objections to the budget. The

notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks,

in any newspaper qualified to accept legal advertisements, in each

county in the AUTHORITY, the last insertion of which shall appear

not less than one week prior to the date set by the board for the

hearing on the budget.



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c. The hearing will be by and before the board of

directors. The board of directors shall give consideration to

objections filed against the budget and its discretion may

amend, modify or change the tentative budget. The board shall

by August 15 following adopt a final budget for the AUTHORITY

which shall thereupon be the operating and fiscal guide for

the AUTHORITY for the ensuing year.

5. Funding.

a. For a period not to exceed five (5) fiscal years

from the date of this Agreement each county which is a party

hereto agrees to contribute annually to the AUTHORITY; provided

that the annual contribution of any county shall not exceed Two

Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) without the consent of such

contributing county. The annual contribution shall be determined

by the following formula:

A = Amount of County Taxable Value as shown
on the Final Recapitulation of the Ad
Valorem Rolls for the previous year as
filed with the Florida Department of
Revenue

B = Total of County Taxable Value of all
Counties which are parties to the
SAgreement

C = Amount of funds designated by the Board
of Directors to be derived from counties

A
Contribution = B x C

b. The parties hereto adopt the budget, attached as

Exhibit B, in the amount of Two Hundred Twenty-Eight Thousand

Nine Hundred Sixty Dollars ($228,960.00) as its final budget

for fiscal year 1974-75.

6. HILLSBOROUGH hereby affirms that, at a duly consti-

tutedmeeting of the Board of County Commissioners on the

day of 1974, it approved the terms of this

Agreement and the execution thereof by HILLSBOROUGH.

7. PASCO hereby affirms that, at a duly constituted

meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on the day of

1974, it approved the terms of this

Agreement and the execution thereof by PASCO.


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