Minutes of the Meing ) May 5, 1976
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of the hearing Mr. Ahern also requested arificatio of the Water
Shortage Order which provides that no withdrawal from any new well or
increased withdrawal from an existing well be permitted without Governing
Board consideration. The staff is asking if existing uses may be taken
to a Hearing Officer for consideration. Vice Chairman Graw stated he
would have no personal problem with such action as long as complete
information is available to the Board since he feels it important that
the Board be kept advised on all action within this area. Motion was
then made by Mr. Lambert, seconded by Mr. Homer and unanimously approved,
that the public hearing be continued unti-l the June 2, 1976 Board meeting
at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.
Mr. Ahern presented for Board consideration Regulatory Order No. 7500103
prepared in connection with Phillips Petroleum Company's consumptive use
permit. This is the order acted upon by the Board at its meeting on
April 7th. He explained several minor changes made to the order by
Board Counsel. The staff at this time requests approval of the order
subject to the correction of several typographical errors mentioned.
Following discussion it was moved by Mr. Lambert that Order No. 7500103
be approved as requested. Motion seconded. by Mr. Homer and passed
unanimously. This order is made a part of these minutes as if set out
herein in full, but for convenience sake is filed in the permanent files
of the District.
With regard to agenda item 12D(2), W. R. Grace Company, consumptive use
permit 7500029, Vice Chairman Graw announced that unless there was
objection this item would be deleted from consideration. There was no
Regulatory Stipulation No. 75-1 for operation by the City of Tampa of
well field facilities located in the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention
Area, Morris Bridge Well Field, was then presented and explained by Mr.
Ahern. He stated that this stipulation is for the purpose of amending
Order 73-1, specifically paragraph 10(c) of that order dated March
14, 1973, to provide for construction by the City of a monitor well
which is considered necessary for the protection of the water resources.
This has been approved by the City and the staff recommends approval of
the stipulation and additional approval of Order 76-1R which incorporates
the stipulation into the official District records. After full discussion
motion was made by Mr. Martinez, seconded by Mr. Johns, that Regulatory
Stipulation 75-1 and Order 76-1R be approved as presented. Motion
unanimously carried. This order is made a part of these minutes as if
set out herein in full, but for convenience sake is filed in the permanent
orders file of the District.
A request for funding support for the West Coast Regional Water Supply
Authority's Water Source Feasibility Study was presented by Col. Hesse,
General Manager of the Authority. He explained that a contract has been
awarded for the first phase of this study in a maximum amount of $125,000.
Additionally, the study contemplates in-house input for Fiscal Year 76
in the amount of $29,000 to be used mainly in development of water
demand data. It is proposed that funding assistance be based on estimated
additional water supply development needed, over and above existing
facilities, to meet the peak demands of 1985. He stated that percentages
for dollar distribution have been computed on this basis using University
of Florida population projections. A proposed equitable distribution of-
funding broken down by basins was presented. It should be noted that
funding assistance would be required from only five of the basins,
namely: Pinellas-Anclote, Hillsborough, Northwest Hillsborough, Pithlachascotee
and Alafia. Mr. Feaster commented that funding requested is for the
current fiscal year and, if approved, will require a budget amendment.
The staff recommends that assistance for Fiscal Year 76 be conceptually
approved as outlined by Mr. Hesse subject to Basin Board approvals and
drafting and approval of a joint participation agreement. Following
discussion it was moved by Mr. Johns that assistance for Fisca'l Year 76
be conceptually approved subject to Basin Board approvals and final
approval of a joint participation agreement. Motion seconded by Mr.
Lambert and unanimously passed. Mr. Feaster requested Col. Hesse or a
member of his staff attend the Basin Board meetings to aid in the discussion
on this item.
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which will require notification of 3500 customers. The.staff is
requesting a waiver of the affidavit requirement be granted so the
utilities do not have to notify their customers when those customers
fall within the bounds of notification but may in lieu post notices at
two or three prominent locations on well traveled streets in the area
and possibly in the development recreation hall. This would not
release the utility from noticing other private or commercial users
located within the affected area. Following discussion motion was
made by Mr. Lambert, seconded by Mr. Johns, that the waiverof affidavit
be approved as requested. Motion unanimously carried.\"f -change in the
District's rules providing for the waiver of affidavit in .connection
with a new use is proposed; however, prior to any rule change all waivers
of this nature will require individual approval. Vice Chairman Graw
stated that unless there.was objection the hearing would be recessed
at this time pending arrival of those persons involved in a request to
purchase water from the City of New Port Richey. There was no
Mr. Evans presented for consideration those applications for consumptive
use permits not requiring a public hearing. These are applications for
consumptive use permits under 100,000 gpd average or under 1 mgd without
objections. He stated that those applications in Group I meet all
conditions for a consumptive use permit and the staff recommends approval.
The applications listed in Group I are as follows: 7600337, 351, 371,
through 375, 377, 379, 381 through 395 and 400. Mr. Johns suggested
that those permits for surface water withdrawals from lakes include the
stipulation that the District may at some future date establish a
minimum lake level below which further withdrawals would be prohibited.
Motion was made by Mr. Homer that all applications listed in Group I be
approved with the stipulation as presented by Mr. Johns. Motion seconded
by Mr. Lambert and passed unanimously. It should be noted that Chairman
McAteer was not present when voting took place on application 7600351.
With regard to Group II Mr. Evans stated that this contains only one
application, 7600378, which exceeds the water crop. This application is
for grove irrigation where additional water is required because of the
nematode condition in the area. Because of the unusual situation the
staff recommends the water crop provision be waived and permit approval
granted. Following discussion it was moved by Mr. Lambert, seconded by
Mr. Johns, that application 7600378 be approved. Motion unanimously
carried. Mr. Evans stated that Group III consists of two applications,
7600312 and 318, for surface water withdrawals from a lake for citrus
irrigation. These applications meet all conditions and the staff
recommends approval with the stipulation that the District may at some
future date establish a minimum lake level below which further withdrawals
would be prohibited. After full discussion motion was made by Mr. Lambert,
seconded by Mr. Johns, that the applications in Group III be approved with
the stipulation as recommended. Motion passed unanimously.
At this point the public hearing on the Declared Water Shortage was
again reopened by Vice Chairman Graw. Mr. Ahern explained a request
received from Melodie Ann Water Works for permission to contract with
the City of New Port Richey for the sale of bulk water from the Starkey
Well Field. Mr. Gary Blackwell was present representing Melodie Ann
Water Works and explained that the utility supplies approximately 100
connections from one production well. This utility is located within
the Water Shortage Area. Mr. Blackwell stated that due to the rapidly
increasingchloride levels in this well an alternative supply is being
sought. The request by Melodie Ann is for a total of 25,000 gpd. Mr.
Feaster stated he would recommend that New Port Richey be allowed to
sell water to the Melodie Ann Water Works with the stipulation that
the present production well in use by Melodie Ann be given to the City.
After a full discussion motion was made by Mr. Johns that approval be
granted for the sale of water by the City of New Port Richey to Melodie
Ann Water Works with the stipulation that the well owned by Melodie Ann
be given to the City and limiting this approval to the time involved
in the New Port Richey Permit Agreement for the Starkey Well Field.
Motion seconded by Mr. Lambert and passed unanimously. During the course