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"AUTHORIZATION GRANTED FOR THE ATTORNEY AND GENERAL MANAGER TO
PARTICIPATE IN SWFWMD'S HEARINGS ON ITS RULES AND REGULATIONS
AND TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST IN SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR PUBLIC
WATER SUPPLIES


Inasmuch as the Board optimistically expects that it

will soon be in the business of supplying water by virtue of a

transfer of the Cypress Creek Wellfield to the Authority which,

hopefully is imminent; that, inasmuch as the Authority will be-

come actively engaged in the pursuit of consumptive use permits

from the regulatory water management district; that, inasmuch

as there are presently pending rules by SWFWMD that speak to

the criteria that is to be used for the purpose of determining

these consumptive use permits; and that, inasmuch as there is

some dispute, presently, between SWFWMD and one or more members

of this Authority, Mr. de la Parte suggested that the Authority

authorize the General Manager and he to provide input into the

proposed rules particularly as to the subject of water crop to

the extent that it is consistent with the objectives of the

Authority.

Mr. Twachtmann reiterated his concern in this matter

that geology and rainfall patterns are different throughout the

district, therefore water re-charge and use should be scientifically

assessed.

Chairman Rainey suggested that if this issue is handled

outside of any agreement and the Authority takes a position on

same, it will preclude any additional conversation about the

water crop theory in future contracts.

During discussion, Mr. Butler advised that the SWFWMD

staff is making some significant progress with presenting to their

Board a reasonable alternative to the strict application of the

water crop theory; that there is an attempt by the SWFWMD board
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to accommodate the special situations that fall upon the large

water suppliers and that action on the proposed rules will

likely be continued at the November 3, 1976 meeting.

Mayor Schuh moved, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann, that

authorization be granted for the Attorney and General Manager

to participate in SWFWMD;s hearings on its rules and regulations

and to express concern for special provisions for public water

suppliers in that the water crop theory is too restrictive.

Noting that there is a pending suit concerning the water

crop theory, Chairman Rainey suggested that the motion be amended

to authorize the Attorney to intervene in this suit on behalf of

the Authority, but the addition was not accepted by the maker of

the motion.

Upon call for the vote, the motion-carried unanimously.

During the ensuing discussion, Attorney de la Parte

suggested that the idea of his intervening in the suit be dropped

until later as this action is unnecessary and will not impact

on the Cypress Creek agreements.

CHAIRMAN AUTHORIZED TO APPOINT AN APPRAISER TO APPRAISE A TWO-ACRE
SITE LOCATED BETWEEN MADISON AVENUE AND JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 54
FOR A POTENTIAL SITE FOR THE LOCATION OF THE GROUND STORAGE PUMPING
FACILITY, RELATED TO THE EDA-DEPT. OF COMMERCE SPONSORED PASCO
PIPELINE PROJECT: AUTHORIZATION GRANTED TO CALL SPECIAL MEETING TO
COMPLETE SAME.

Recalling that the Authority, at its last meeting,

authorized the Attorney and he to consummate an agreement with

Watson and Company at a maximum cost of $8,000 to perform preliminary

engineering work and to assist in the development of an application

for the EDA Department of Commerce sponsored Pasco Pipeline pro-

ject, Mr. Hesse reported that the agreement has been written at

$5,270.


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Mr. Bryne of Watson & Company stated that the firm

has completed the basic drawings required for the preliminary

engineering along with the cost and labor estimates, but that

the application cannot be finalized until such time as a site

is obtained for the location of the ground storage pumping

facility.

In connection with the site requirements, Mr. Hesse

related that the U.S. Department of Commerce required that all

of the real estate be available at the time of the project ap-

plication; that approximately two acres are required to accommo-

date the Storage and Pumping Facility that a number of locations

have been examined; that, within the last several days, a site

located between Madison Avenue and just north of Highway 54 has

been offered to the Authority at a cost of $20,000 per acre with

a six-months option on the property for $2500; that unsuccessful

attempts have been made to get said property appraised before

the meeting; and requested authorization to exercise the six

months option subject to a satisfactory appraisal. He added that

there is a considerable urgency in this request.

During discussion, Chairman Rainey indicated that he

could not support this request as it is in conflict with the

procedure of the County.
Mr. Talley asked if the preliminary design should not

be done and adopted by the Board prior to proceeding. He was

assured by Mr. Hesse that had been done for nearly a month and

has been approved by the Authority at its last workshop.







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During discussion, Mr. Bryne clarified that the

particular site will be utilized for the construction of a

small booster station; and that the location is virtually at

the terminus of the line; that it is above the flood prone area,

and is central to the demand needs.

Mr. Duynslager interjected that his past experience in

processing grant applications for the City of St. Petersburg

would suggest that the grant money may be placed in jeopardy if

the submittal of same is delayed.

Attorney de la Parte pointed out that the Authority has

the authority to call special meetings.

Following further disucssion, Commissioner Law moved,

seconded by Mr. Twachtmann and carried, that the Chairman (later

delegated to the General Manager) be authorized to appoint an

appraiser to appraise a two-acre site located between Madison

Avenue and just north of Highway 54 for a potential site for the

location of the ground storage pumping facility related to the

EDA Department of Commerce sponsored Pasco Pipeline Project;

and that authorization be also granted to call a special meeting

to complete said transaction.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon the motion of Commissioner Law, seconded by Mr.

Twachtmann and carried, the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 P.M.













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st Coast Rtional Water S apply Authority
f ARBOR OFFICE CENTER, SUITE 404 1321 U.S. 19 SOUTH, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33516 813-531-5885

U RICHARD J. HESSE
GENERAL MANAGER


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHARLES E. RAINEY, CHAIRMAN WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUV)ORITY;
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-CHAIRMAN
CURTtS L. LAW, TREASURER MEETING
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER
CHARLES E. SCHUH, MEMBER
Holiday Inn Motel
400 U. S. 19 South
Clearwater, Florida
October 20, 1976
1:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

1. Approval of Minutes, Meeting of 15 September, 1976

2. Financial Report September, 1976

3. Approval of Check Register September, 1976

4. Presentation by Ross, Saarinen, Bolton & Wilder, Inc. -
Needs & Sources Study

5. Approval of Final Payment to Ecolmpact, Inc. for Ecological
Monitoring, Cypress Creek

6. Consideration of Resolution re SWFWMD Rules & Regulations
pertinent to water crop ownership

7. Progress Report, EDA Pasco Pipeline Project

8. Report on hiring of John Miller, Staff Hydrologist

9. Consideration of proposed changes in Group Health Insurance

10. Other Administrative matters

Adjournment

The next meeting is scheduled for November 10, 1976 at 1:30 P.M.
at the Holiday Inn Motel, 400 U.S. 19 South, Clearwater, Florida.

Immediately following today's meeting the Board will meet in
work-shop to consider the proposed Cypress Creek Agreements.









Clearwater, Florida, October 20, 1976




The West Coast Reaginnal .gtr Suolvy Authority (as

aut rized by Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida) met in the

Holiday Inn on U.S. Highway 19 just north of State Road 60,

Clearwater, Florida, at 1:30 P.M. on this date with the following

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

Commissioner) entered at 2:05P.M.; Robert Curry, Vice-Chairman

(Hillsborough County Commissioner); Curtis L. Law, Treasurer

(Pasco County Commissioner); Dale Twachtmann (Water Resources

Director, City of Tampa); and Mayor Charles E. Schuh (Representa-

tive City of St. Petersburg).

Absent: None.

Present:

WCRWSA: Louis de la Parte, Attorney
Richard J. Hesse, General Manager
Donald E. Dye
Walter D. Walker
John Miller
Nancy Reichardt

Pinellas
County: Commissioner Cliff Stephens
W. Gray Dunlap
Pickens C. Talley, II
Shirley Colvin, Deputy Clerk

Pasco
County: David Rynders

City of
St. Peters-
burg: Carl Linn
William Duynslager

SWFWMD: J.B. Butler
John R. Wehle

Also
Present: Tom Furman, Jr., Ross, Saarinen, Bolton
& Wilder, Inc.
Gerald C. Hartman, Ross, Saarinen, Bolton
& Wilder, Inc.
George M. Brown, Pasco Water, Inc.








Also present (continued): Dr. Harvey Dove, Geraghty & Mill!
Pat Byrne, Watson & Company
Frank M. Crum, Leggett, Brashear,
"& Crum, Inc.
Edward Knudson, Greeley & Hanson
Paul Beam, DER, Water Resources
E. G. Davison, Pasco County-Westc
Susan ? Denley, St. Pete Times
Jim Dick, Channel 13 TV



MI7iUTES APPROVED

On motion of Mayor Schuh, seconded by Commissioner Law

and carried, the minutes of the meeting of September 15, 1976 were

approved.



FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT FOR PERIOD SEPTEMBER 30, 1976 RECEIVED

Upon the motion of Commissioner Law, seconded by Mayor

Schuh and carried, the following Financial Position Statement for

the period September 30, 1976 was approved:



WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
Statement of Financial Position
9/30/76

Petty Cash 25.00
Cash in Bank (Checking & Savings) 40,063.83
U. S. Treasury Bills 94,050.00
Prepaid Office Rent 640.42
Prepaid Automobile Rent 145.00
Office Rental Deposit 640.42
Office Furniture & Equipment 11,994.31
Leasehold Improvements 447.50
Depreciation Expense 155.36
Withholding Taxes Payable 1,226.80
FICA Taxes Payable 330,60
Retirement Fund Payable 698.88
Contributions Hillsborough County ** 144,947.33
Contributions Pasco County 31,774.16
"Contributions Pinellas County 238,640.51
Retained Earnings as of 10/1/75 36,108.23
Operating Results thru 9/30/76 233,658.93
417,773.64 417,773.64





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WE COASCOS RB:(;ONAL W.TR SPtl LY A='TiO

Statement of .evenucs a.'.d Expenditures

7Telve monthss E.ndd Septe;--ber 30, 1976


Month YTD .Cr} t'dcr
Bu 4ct Actual tActuau ab-At

REVENUES
Interest income on investments $ -0- $ 900.72 $12,270.46 C12,227.46)
Miscellaneous non-operating income -0- -0- 133.55 f 133.55)
TOTAL R EZNUES $ -0- 5 900.72 $12,404.01 (1 .,4I4.01)

OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Special Projects
Program C Cypress Creek 25,000.00 1,416.24 50,833.46 25.330.46)
Programs A,B,&D Engineering/
Hydrologic Studies 150,000.00 42,123.43 83,043.S2 I6,956.18
Unprograted EDA Project -0- 1,805.39 1,905.39 1,305.39)
Total Special Projects 175,000.00 45,345.06 135,679.67 33.320.33

Administrative Expenses
Salaries 41,600.00 2,879.30 36,129.11 5,470.89
Fringe Benefits, including
Payroll Taxes 12,452.00 1,209.94 16,172.64 ,72,64
Office mentall 7,250.00 640.42 7,635.04 ( 435.04)
Telephone 4,200.00 736.61 4,733.23 ( 533.23)
Office Materials, Supplies,
Postage, etc. 5,000.00 1,072.45 7,934.05 t 2,934.05)
Reference Material 3,600.00 380.70 3,144.34 455.6o
Advertising 3,000.00 405.61 1,397.23 1,C2.72n
Office Equipment Rental 2,776.00 373.57 4,899.69 2,123.)
Automobile Rental 6,660.00 145.00 2,060.00 4,600.00
Gasoline and Oil 3,640.00 51.41 532.44 3,107.55
Travel Expense 3,600.00 280.39 2,277.71 1,322.29
Miscellaneous -0- 304.45 3,171.61 ( 3,171.61)
Insurance -0- 74.34 690.83 ( 690.60)
Accounting & Auditing 5,000.00 -0- 2,977.55 2,022.44
Legal Expense 36,000.00 563.33 14,825.76 21, 74.24
Registration Fees -0- 150.00 325.00 ( 325.00)
Parking -0- 2,60 32.95 ( 32.95)

Administrative Expenses Cont. -- -

Technical Liaison $ 40,000.00 -0- -0- $40,000.00
Recruiting Expenses 2,000.00 -0- -0- 2,000.00
Consultant Fees 18,000.00 -0- 1,334.05 16,605.94
Comptroller 15,000.00 -0- -0- 15,000.0o
Clerical Assistance 3,690.00 -0- -0- 3,630.00
Reserve (20%) 79,494.00 -0- -0- 79,494.00
Total Administrative Expenses $292,962.00 $ 9,275.63 $110,333.27 S182157.3
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES 467,962.00 54,620.69 246,062.54 "221,a9.SS
EXCESS OPEPATING EXPENDITURES
OVER REVENUES $467,962.00 $53,719.97 $233,658.93 $234,303.07

INVE.STMENTS/CAPITAL EXPENDITUCES
Purchase of Treasury Bills $ -0- $ -0- $173,066.25 5173,05.25
Office Furnishings/Equipment 9,000.00 164.50 5,767.07 3,232.,
Leasehold Improvements -0- -0- 45.00 { 45.00)
TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES $ 9,000.00 5 164.50 $ 5,812.07 S 3,7.9

TOTAL EXPENDITUES OVER PZREVJES $475,962.00 $53,884.47 $239,471.00 $237,491.00



WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTrORITY

Statement of Cash Receiots and Disbursements

Twelve Months Ended September 30, 1976



on th Year-tbo-Date
CASH RECEIPTS
Contributions-Hillsborough County -0- $ 66,472.82
Contributions-Pasco County -0- 15,668.95
Contributions-Pinellas County -0- 104,260.23
Salary Reimbursements 906.97 (1) 14,035.23
Interest on Investments 900.72 13,093.45
Miscellaneous Receipts -0- 133.55
Sale of Treasury Bills 59,400.00 189,016.25
Reduction of Petty Cash -0- 75.00
$61,207.69 -402,ai5.49

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CASH DISBURSEME-'NTS
Operating Expenditures 55,439.77 259,001.35
Capital Expenditures 164.50 5,812.07
Purchase of Investments -0- 173,055.25
Reduction of Current Liabilities -0- 4,127.73
$55,604.27 $442,007.40

INCREASE/(DECRESEE) IN CASH 5,603.42 ( 39,191.91)

Cash at Beginning of Period 34,460.41 79,255.74

CASH AT END OF PERIOD 40,063.83 40,063.83



(1) Total per check register
"for September $48,833.94

Add: Payroll transfer 6,772.33
Increase in Current Liabilities 87.89 6,860.22

Less: Salary Reimbursement 906.97
Capital Expenditures 164.50
Misc. Income : 2.00 1,073.47
$54,620.69




CHECK REGISTER FOR PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1976- APPROVED

Upon motion of Commissioner Law, seconded by Mayor Schuh

and carried, the following Check Register for the period ending

"September 30, 1976 was approved:


WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

Check Register Period Ending 09-30-76

Check No. Date Payee Purpose Amount

717 08 Gulf Stationers, Inc. Office Supplies 31.48
718 House of Reproduction Office Supplies 1.80
719 Jiffy Blueprint Service Office Supplies 22.50
720 St. Petersburg Times Advertising 38.07
721 U. S. Leasing Equip. Rental 32.27
722 Standard.Oil Co. Gasoline 38.20
723 Kelly Services Temp. Sec. Help 154.00
724 Phillips Petroleum Co. Gasoline 9.21
725 Fla. Retirement Service Retirement Pund 725.47
726 Social Security Contributions FICA 655.0,
727 Bank of Clearwater Withholding Tax 1163.70 r
728 Milo Smith & Assoc., Inc. Reference Mat'l. 30.00
729 Dimmitt Chevrolet Lease Car 145.00
730 General Telephone Co. Telephone 340.74
731 State Publications Trust Fund Advertising 14.00
732 The Tribune Co. Advertising 37.44
733 Pitney Bowes Equip. Rental 37.50
734 Sverdrup & Parcel Assoc. Reference Mat'l. 35.00
735 American Public Works Assoc. Membership & Ref.M-at.40.00
736 Superintendent of Documents Reference Mat'l. 6.20
737 National League of Cities Reference Mat'l. 15.00
738 Paul R. Chabot Travel 8.95
739 Carol Tahomas Travel 1.12
740 Walter Walker Travel 4.62


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"741 Host Airport Hotel Seminar meetingg Fee235.00
742 22 Pichard J. Hesse Petty Cash 24.05
743 VOID
744 Gulf Stationers, Inc. Office Supplies 224.12
745 St. Petersb.rg Times Advertising 72.00
746 Poe & Assoc. Inc. Insurance premium 86.00
747 Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. Insurance 338.84
748 Paymaster Corp. Check Protector 164.50
749 U.S. Postmaster Postage 500.00
750- Clearwater Sun Advertising 19.20
751 Holiday Inn Meeting Room 58.85
752 Louis de la Parte, Jr. Legal Fees 623.33
753 Ross, Saarinen, etc. Contract 28454.07
754 Xerox Xerox Rental 276.53
755 Morr Travel Service Travel 108.00
"756 Donald E. Dye Travel 129.53
757 SWFWMD Reference Mat'l. 300.00
758 29 The Tribune Co. Advertising 63.00
759 St. Petersburg Times Advertising 76.30
"760 U. S. Leasing Equip. Rental 32.27
761 IBM Office Supplies 58.83
762 Jiffy Blueprint Service Office Supplies 70.96
763 Ross, Saarinen etc. Contract 10616.81
764 Geraghty & Miller, Inc. DRI material 1359.12
765 Fla. Bureau of Geology Reference Mat'1.. 6.00
766 Nat'l. Tech. Info. Service Reference Mat'l. 11.50
767 Tampa '76 Joint Conference Membership Fee 115.00
768 29 Nancy Reichardt Travel- 6.96
769 Donald E. Dye Travel 21.70
770 Justice Corporation Office Rent 640.42
771 Clearwater Sun Advertising 57.60
772 General Telephone Co. Telephone 395.87
773 Gulf Stationers, Inc. Office Supplies 100.22
$48,833.94






VICE-CHAIRMAN WELCOMES JOHN MILLER AS STAFF HYDROLOGIST

Mr. Hesse advised that John Miller has been employed as

a staff hydrologist, noting that Mr. Miller possesses a BS and MS

degree from St. Louis University; that he was recently employed

by the firm of Geraghty & Miller; that he has extensive experience

in Puerto Rico as well as the local area; and that Mr. Miller is

currently assisting in the Needs and Sources Study.

Thereupon, Vice-Chairman Curry welcomed Mr. Miller to the

staff.









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AUTHORIZATION GRANTED TO IMPLEMENT THE PLANNED "SECURITY PLUS"
INSURANCE PLAN OFFERED BY REPUBLIC NATIONAL THROUGH ROGER BOUCHARD
INSURANCE, INC.


Mr. Hesse reported that a letter has been received from

the insurance company (Blue Cross Blue Shield) indicating that

insurance rates will be substantially increased; that, as a re-

sult of this notification, the staff researched the situation and

determined that both the Authority ($189.70 savings per month)

and the individual staff members can experience a savings in

comparable insurance benefits by changing its insurance company

to Republic National through Roger Bouchard Insurance, Inc.; and

recommended that authorization be granted to implement the Planned

Security Plus Insurance Plan offered by Republic National through

Roger Bouchard Insurance, Inc.

Following disucssion, Commissioner Law moved, seconded

by Mr. Twachtmann and carried, that the recommendation of the

General Manager be approved.



At this time, 2:05 P.M. Chairman Rai.ney entered the

meeting and assumed the Chair from the Vice-Chairman.



DISCUSSION RE PROGRESS OF THE NEEDS AND SOURCES STUDY

Mr. Hesse indicated that he asked the Consultants to

make a progress report on the Needs and Sources Study, so that

the staff and consultants may be assured, before proceeding to

the final analysis of the Phase I 1980-85 needs, that we are

in essential agreement as to the basic data, assumptions, criteria,

etc. He went on to say that the same material to be presented has

been distributed to member jurisdiction staffs, orally and in

writing.


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Mr. Furman of Ross, Saarinen, Bolton and Wilder, Inc.

reported that the staff has assisted his firm in estimating

population projections and water demand, as well as providing

information on existing supplies. The firm has estimated pro-

jected water needs for the future, particularly for the period

between 1980 and 1985. He summarized water need projections

for 1985. He also discussed the amount of water which could

be made available, if intertied systems turned out to be feasible.

Dr. Dove of Geraghty & Miller advised that the staff

is attempting to locate potential wellfields in the tri-County

area, using the following criteria:

1. Leakance of the confining deposits for the Floridaan

Aquifer

2. Depth to the water table in the surficial aquifer

3. Depth to the fresh-salt water interface

4. Change in potentiometric surface from May to September,

1975, and

5. Projected well field interference.

With the aid of illuminated maps, Mr. Furman pointed

out some of the potential sites, noting that Cypress Creek will

be the easiest location in which to expand, followed by the

Starkey Wellfield area. Many other areas are under consideration.

In conclusion, Mr. Furman requested that the firm be authorized to

present the information presented to both SWFWMD and to the AWWA

(American Water Works Association-Florida Pollution Control

Convention in T ampa, Florida, the week of October 24, 1976).

During discussion, Mr. Duynslager suggested that it

would be inappropriate for this material to be presented to other

agencies, before it has been reviewed and sanctioned by the

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Authority, as it may be misleading to the public.

Mayor Schuh suggested that areas outside the tri-County

area should also be included in order to assess demand in these

areas vs available supplies.

Following further discussion and inasmuch as said

report is preliminary, Chairman Rainey noted that there is

general consensus of the Authority that authorization be granted

to present to the SWFWMD Board this entire report, but that only

a general discussion of the activities of WCRWSA (based upon the

June 30, 1976 presentation) be presented to the American Water

Works Association. There were no disagreements presented as to

the validity of data or the appropriateness of criteria and

assumptions.

FINAL PAYMENT TO ECOIMPACT, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,475.00 FOR
ECOLOGICAL MONITORING OF THE CYPRESS CREEK WELLFIELD APPROVED

Referring to agenda item, "Approval of Final Payment to

Ecolmpact, Inc. for Ecological Needs & Sources Study", Mr. Hesse

reported that he has transmitted to the Authority members copies

of the final report on said project; that this document has been

reviewed by staff and that the basic tasks in the contract have been

accomplished; and recommended that authorization be granted to make

final payment to Ecolmpact, Inc. in the amount of $2,475.00 re same.

During discussion, Mr. Hesse pointed out that SWFWMD

will absorb the responsibility and cost for the balance of the

environmental work at the Cypress Creek Wellfield, and that

Ecolmpact, Inc. and Biological Research Associates will effect

the environmental work for SWFWMD as a sub-contractor.

Commissioner Law moved, seconded by Mayor Schuh and

carried, that the recommendation of the General Manager be approved.

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