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3. The offers made by several landowners of potential
wellfield sites should be followed up.

4. Pinellas County does not have any particular interest
in the Starkey Wellfield, but that the Wellfield is
being pursued because the Authority maintains the
responsibility of supplying water to the entire region.

5. The Starkey Wellfield has very'limited potential;
however, it may be practical to supply water to
West Pasco County via this Wellfield.

Mr. Duynslager encouraged the Authority to support Mr. Talley's

ideas. He stated that he is rather apprehensive as to whether Phase I

will be completed in time to allow construction of a facility to avoid

serious water shortages in the future.

.Mr. Wedding recalled that there has been concern upon the

part of the technicians as well as the Authority members, ever since

deliberations began, as to the percentage of hydrological work that

is going to be accomplished in the overall contract; and that the

Authority has accumulated "tons of logic" concerning said project. He

pointed out that, regardless of what the studies indicate, SWFWMD will

have the last say as to how much potential can be realized out of

said Wellfields. He acknowledged that the consultant and the Authority

staff had addressed effectively all of the reservations expressed by

Board members at the prior meeting and offered his support of the

contract proposed by the General Manager.

Upon question by Mr. Wedding, Mr. Duynslager replied that

the drilling alone will cost approximately $50,000.00 to complete.

Upon question by Commissioner Curry, Mr. Hesse advised that

there is a provision in the proposed contract which, in essence, says

that the contractor is not assured of any compensation beyond what has



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already been authorized in the current budget, namely, $125,000; that

the $125,000 figure includes the $90,000 Mr. Talley mentioned, plus

$40,000 for a budgeted interconnect study, plus $20,000 originally

budgeted for a Starkey Wellfield Study; that about $25,000 of in-house

work is contemplated this year; that this year's contract is proposed

to meet Phase I's immediate needs and that the total contract of

$294,000 envisions most of Phase II being done in the next fiscal year.
Attorney Clint Bromwn noted that the work of the Authority

is not being done for a variety of reasons; that the contract that has

been negotiated with Ross, Saarinen, Bolton & Wilder is an excellent

arrangement that will accomplish most of the purposes that the Authority

has designated as goals for this year, but that if alternate sources

of water supply are not located, the Authority will again be bargaining

with SWFIWMD; and recommended that the subject contract be approved

and that the General Manager and Counsel be authorized to negotiate

some sort of agreement which can examine alternatives more quickly

in order to take the pressure off of St. Petersburg and Pinellas which

will in turn relieve the pressures on Hillsborough.
On question by Mr. Curry as to his views, Mr. Hesse replied

that he is very conscious of the immediate and urgent problem of

St. Petersburg and Pinellas County and also West Pasco; that considering
the existing budget constraints he completely supports the contract
with Ross, Saarinen, Bolton & Wilder which he has proposed; and that

it addresses specifically, the problem which was set forth at the

time of budget approval. He further stated that he does not object

to additional work which the member jurisdictions may desire; that



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there may even be a little excess money available in the current

budget elsewhere to do so, but the programmed money is committed to

the proposed contract for the purpose approved by the Board; and

that additional moneys to take on unprogrammed tasks must either come

from the member jurisdictions or from savings in the programmed budget.

He asked that Mr. Geraghty express his views on the project.
Noting that the Regulating Agency determines how much water

a project may yield, Mr. Geraghty supported Mr. Wedding's views and

suggested that the Authority work more closely with SWFWMD. He

indicated that gathering more hydrologic data and drilling more holes

would have little impact unless the questions of where were answered

first, that those answers depend on regulatory and political consideration
Upon questions by Attorney de la Parte, Mr. Geraghty replied

that his firm has just completed a study for SWFWMD; that the scope

of this project was to determine the availability and feasibility of

utilizing water from Pinellas County, the southern portion of Pasco

County, and the northern portion of Hillsborough County; and that his

firm is currently negotiating a contract with SWFWMD to reconcile the

potential pumping of the Starkey Wellfield and the effect that pumping
will have on the environment, with the ultimate objective being to

determine what this wellfield can produce and where the wells should be.

Continuing, his response to Attorney de la Parte's questions,

Mr. Geraghty reported that, normally after his staff has determined

that an area is feasible for a wellfield, an engineer assumes the

project and designs the system; that the intent of the proposed project




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is to examine the franchise area by test drilling; that the project is

limited, monetarily, to the pumping of one well; and that his firm

is currently under contract with the Corps of Engineers to perform

hydrological studies of the entire SWFMD area. Upon specific

questioning by Mr. de la Parte as to the cost of developing all the

data needed by SWFWMD to approve a wellfield at Starkey, Mr. Geraghty

indicated that over $1 million has already been spent for one applicant

in the phosphate region and the information is not sufficient. In

response to Mr. de la Parte, he indicated that their role in this study

is to quickly evaluate the most promising areas for wellfield development

and a single pump test at a preferred site.

"Mr. Hesse suggested that Mr. Tom Furman of Ross, Saarinen,

Bolton and Wilder also address the project.

Chairman Rainey indicated to Mr. Geraghty that SWFWMD desires

that the Authority develop Starkey Wellfield and conduct a study on

Cypress Creek, and further, that it realize the potential of the Norris

property. Mr. Rainey emphasized the urgency of getting more water

available.

During discussion, Attorney de la Parte suggested that the

Authority aggressively explore its right to the funds possessed by

SWFWMD, noting that the legislation under which the Authority was created

provides for this type of financial assistance (between the two entities)

from SWFWMD.

Mr. Wedding observed that..."St. Petersburg and Pinellas

County, who have the short-term water needs, are going to have to foot




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the bill for this kind of work to get it done"; and urged the

Authority to approve the subject contract in the interest of getting

the Authority on a long-range program. He strongly supported

Mr. de la Parte's efforts to work toward Authority utilizing SWFWMD funds.
Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann, that the

contract with Ross, Saarinen, Bolton & Wilder as proposed by the

General Manager be approved.
Mr. Furman recalled the comments exchanged at the last

meeting and reported that the duties required under the first six

sections of the project have been returned by the Authority staff to

effect a savings of approximately $60,000.00; that a possible system

to interconnect the operations of the City of Tampa, City of St. Petersburg

Pasco County, and Pinellas County has been added to the expectations

of Phase I; that the savings rendered sufficient funds to afford a

brief pump test; and estimated that by the end of November, Phase I

will be completed and a recommendation will be available to the Authority

as to what immediate plans can be implemented to solve the 1980-85

water demands.
Upon call for the vote, the motion carried unanimously.


CHAIRMAN AUTHORIZED TO DIRECT THE AUTHORITY TO APPEAR AT THE 1976
LEGISLATURE CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE MATTERS OF THE AUTHORITY
Referring to Agenda Item, "Consideration of legislation,"

Mr. Wedding advised that he is not aware of any additional new
legislation that has been requested by the community he represents.
Attorney de la Parte advised that the existing legislation

is adequate and that no changes should be recommended; and that he

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noted that there may be legislation submitted by other individuals

that will affect the Authority.

Mr. Twachtmann expressed the belief that the Authority could

expect to get strong cooperation from the various Basin Boards if

they were asked by the Authority.

Chairman Rainey informed that he would prefer that the

existing legislation remain in its present form and requested that he

be authorized to direct the Attorney to appear at the 1976 Legislature

concerning legislative matters of the Authority.

Thereupon, Mr. Twachtmann moved, seconded by Mr. Wedding

and carried, that the Board instruct the Attorney and General Manager

to make whatever appearances and presentations to the legislature that

are necessary.


RESIGNATION OF C. RANDOLPH WEDDING READ INTO THE RECORD

Chairman Rainey read a letter of resignation from C. Randolph

Wedding and offered his regrets and thanks for Mr. Wedding's

contributions to the Authority.


ADJOU7RIENT

The Chairman directed, there being no objection, that the
meeting be adjourned at 3:20 P.M.









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UVest Coast Pg'ional V ater Siply Authory
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1AR.D OF GOVERNORS
A, O COV.O.S WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
CHARLES E. RAINEY, CHAIRMAN
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-CHAIRMAN MEETING
CURTIS L. LAW, IREASUR .ER
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER U.
C. RANDOLPIH \VEDD;\'G, MEMBER
Arbor Office Center
Suite 404 MAR 2 9i,6
1321 U.S. 19 South

S:March -24, 1976


AGENDA

Call to Order

1. Approval of Minutes, Meeting of February 25, 1976

2. Financial Report February 1976

3. Approval of Check Register

4. Discussion of Cypress Creek DRI progress. Approval of
contract for biologic consultant services.

5. Approval of contract with Ross, Saarinen, Bolton and
Wilder for engineering and hydrologic services.

6. Consideration of proposal for a separate contract for
immediate hydrologic services.

7. Consideration of legislation.

8. Other Administrative matters.

Adjournment

The next meeting is scheduled for April 21, 1976 at 1:30 P.M.
at the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority Office.











Clearwater, Florida, March 24, 1976



The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (as authorized

by Chapter 74-114, Laws of Florida) met in the Arbor Office Center,

Suite 404, 1321 U. S. 19 South, Clearwater, Florida, at 1:45 P.M. on

this date with the following members present: Charles E. Rainey,

Chairman (Pinellas County Commissioner); Robert Curry, Vice-Chairman

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

County Commissioner); Dale Twachtmann (Water Resources Director, City

of Tampa); and C. Randolph Wedding (Representative-City of

St. Petersburg).
Absent: None.

Present:

WCRWSA: Louis de la Parte, Attorney
Richard J. Hesse, General Manager
Walter D. Walker, Assistant General
Manager for Engineering and Planning
Donald E. Dye, Assistant General
Manager for Operations
Gus Krayer
Nancy Reichardt

SWFWMD: Jim F. Adams
John R. Wehle

Pinellas County: Gerald A. Figurski, Assistant
County Attorney
Pickens C. Talley II, Director of
the Water System
Terry W. Knepper, Assistant Director
of the Water System
Shirley Colvin, Deputy Clerk

Hillsborough County: Clint Brown, Attorney






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City of St. Petersburg: William Duynslager, Director of
Water and Sewer Department

Pasco County: Cliff Burgess, Director of Utilities

Also present: Arthur Saarinen, Ross, Saarinen, Bolton
and Wilder

Tom Furman, Ross, Sarinen, Bolton
and Wilder

James Geraghty, Geraghty and Miller, In

Peter J. Schreuder, Geraghty and
Miller, Inc.

Oliver Lewis, Geraghty and Miller, Inc.

Jim Hawkins, William R. Hough and
Company

Frank H. Crum, Leggett, Brashears
and Graham

Sandy Young, Biologic Research
Associates, Inc.

Larry Wilson, Channel 8 Television

Patrick McMahon, St. Petersburg Times


MINUTES APPROVED

On motion of Commissioner Curry, seconded by Mr. Twachtmann

and carried, the minutes of the meeting of February 25, 1976 were

app roved.


FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT APPROVED

On motion of Commissioner Curry, seconded by Commissioner

Law and carried, the following Financial Position Statement was

approved:




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WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

Statement of Financial Position

2/29/76

Potty Cash 100.00
Cash in Bank (Checking & Savings) 26,682.58
U. S. Treasury Bills 281,572.88
Preoaid Office Rcent 640.42
Prepaid Autor.cbile Rent 185.00
Office Rental Deposit 640.42
Office Furniture & Eauipment 8,390.53
Leasehold Improvements 447.50
Depreciation Expense 155.36
"WiUthholding Taxes Payable 1,121.80
FICA Taxes Payable 448.05
Retirement Fund Payable 698.88
Contributions Hillsborough County 144,947.33
- Contributicns Pasco County 31,774.16
Contributions Pinallas County 238,640.51
Retained Earnings as of 10/1/75 36,108.23
Operating Results thru 2/29/76 63,018.53

$417,786.09 $417,786.09

S.. .. . ..-, .... . .




'EST COAS' RP.EIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTIIORITYI

oStatcm'nt of Cash Receipts and_ Disbur;ements

Five M.onths Ended Februairy 29, 1976


Month_ Yea r-to-Dat
CASH I IE-:CE.IPTS
Contributions-IIillsborough County $ -0- $ 66,472.82
Contrilbuions-Pasco County 0- 15,663.95
ContribLutions-Pincllas County -0- 104,260.23
Salntary Rcirnbursem.-nts. 1,561.99(1) 5,239.61
Interest on Invesrments 3,'683.31 6,240.75
SMiscellaneous Receipts 4.50 133.55
-...5,249.80 198,015.91

CASH DISBUR'.EMENTS
Operating Expenditures 16,703.82 73,809.44
Capital Expenditures '45.00 2,208.29
Purchase of Investments 256.19 171,572. 8
Reduction of Currenit Liabilities -0- 2,998.46
DE *I;A 17,005.01(1) 250, i.07
D.CEASE IN CASH (11,755.21) ( 52,573.16)
Cash at Beginning of Period 38,437.79 79,255.74

CASll AT END OF PERIOD $ 26,682.58 $ 26,682.58





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(1) Total per ch(cCk register $16,748.82
for February
Less:
Salary Reimbursemenot $1, 561.99
Capital Exp:ndi tures 45.00 1,606.99

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $15,141.83





W 7ST COAST c E:GICNAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

Stcement of RPevenjOes acnd E::-enditure

ivs MXonths Snded February 29, 1976


Amount
Month YTD (Over) Un cr
SBudgt Actual Actual Budfet_
Ir.:rest inc-me on invest.en.ts $ -0- $ 3,683.31 $ 5,417.75 ($ 5,417.75)
Miscellaneous non-operatina incoTe -0- 4.50 133.55 ( 133.55)
TOTAL pi3VE.-:UES *$. -0- $ 3,637.-l $ 5,551.30 (T$ 5,51.30)

OPErATIlG EX)?r":.iTUf-S
C^^'Q^~ -'t ~> Vl-- -.-><* T ^ *

?rczn C Cy-prcss Creek 25,000.00 2,884.07 11,66.08 13,133.92
Fro9rams A,Df3D Engineering/
S ydrclogic Studies 130,000.00 597.35 7,964.1.S ,142,035.82
Toal Special Projects 175,000.00 3,481.S2 19,130.26 155,169.74

rir~is.srativc Ev'on s e s
aS"ariJcs o 41,600.00 2,461.56 16,233.97 25,366.03
Frince Bancfits, including
?vayroll Taxes 12,452.00 2,441.44 3,476.43 6,975.52
Office Rnta1 7,250.00 640.42 2,561.68 4,68.32
"Telephor. 4,200.00 329.60 1,602.33 2,597.67
Office :.:cariais, Suoplies; -
Pstage, etc. 5,000.00 504.73 2,931.00 2,069.00

Ad-ertiair.g 3,000.00 12.50 4S2.77 2,517.23
Cffice ZEuipr.nt Rental 2,776.00 651.C2 2,117.20 65S.
Au-r.obile .a1.taI 6,660.00 185.C0 1,110.00 5,50. 00
Gasoline and Oil 3,640.00 50.73 211.49 3,428.51
Travel xpocnse 3,600.00 169.21 693.86 2,901.14
Yis e.ecus -0-. 22.00 125.3 ( 125.3
In(a.r-ance -0- -0- 605.89 ( C05.S9)
L-al E:.:nse 36,000.00 2,437.35 11,776.42 24,223,53
..ccouni iitin 5,000.CO 1,668.S0 2,030.73 2,9593.2
2ist=ratiFon Foes -0- -0- 75.00 ( 75.03)
Parking -0- -0- 5.75 (. 5.75)

Technical Liaison $ 40,C00.00 $ -0- $ -0- $40,000.00
eocruitin Expenses 2,000.00 -0- -0- 2,000.00
Consultant Fees 18,020.00 -0- -0- 13,000.00
Comp.ntroiler 15,000.00 -0- -0- 15,000.00
Clerical Assistance 3,590.00 -0- -0- 3,690.00
Rs.3r_- (201) 79,494.00 -0- -0- 79,494.0'
Total Ad.inistrative ::censS 2.2,9C2.00 11,659.91 4S, 739.57 244,222.43
TOTAL OP2.rTi :.G EXPENDITURES 467.962.00 15,141.33 6a,569.93 399,392.J7
ZXC3SS OPTRATIG EXPENDI'.:::JXS
OVu' ?JLVE::UES 4 S47,962.00 $11,4354.02 $63,015.53 $404,943.47

IT'^STy^^TS/CAPITAL FX?E2DITUR2S
Purchase of Treasury Bills $ -0- $ 256.19 $171,572.88 --
Office urr.ishirs/Equipz.ent ,-0.0TO -0- 2,Y,3.29 6,836.71
Leasehold inprovecnts -_-0- 45.003 4.00 45.CO)
2TOTAL CAPITA.L 8XPZDITURPS $ 9,000.00 $ .5.00 $ r2,2,;. $ 5$ ,7 91.7


TOTAL EXPXDITUES OVER REVENUES $475,962.00 $11,755.21 $ 65,226..32 $411,735.18




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REIMBURSEMENT OF $48.54 TO DONALD E. DYE, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
FOR OPERATIONS, FOR EXPENSES INCURRED WHILE ATTENDING WATER RESOURCES
DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE ON FEBRUARY 24 AND FEBRUARY 25, 1976 IN
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA APPROVED

Upon motion of Commissioner Curry, seconded by Mr.

Twachtmann and carried, a reimbursement of $48.54 to Donald E. Dye,

Assistant General Manager for Operations, for expenses incurred while

attending Water Resources Development Conference on February 24 and

SFebruary 25, 1976 in Tallahassee, Florida, was approved.





At this time, 1:50 P.M. Mr. Wedding entered the meeting.





CHECK REGISTER FOR PERIOD ENDING FEBRUARY 29 1976 APPROVED

Upon motion of Commissioner Law, seconded by Commissioner

Curry and carried, the following Check Register for the period ending

February 29, 1976 was approved:

ESTC COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
Check .e.iislter Period Ending 02-29-76


Check :_.. Date Payee Purpose Amount

383 3 .Bank of Clcarwater Wit.hlolding Taxes 1, 814 .55
384 9 Fla., Reti reitmnt System Ketirement BCenef Its 1,0/77 13
385 Social Secur.i ty Fuind Social Securi ty 1,400. 34
386 12 East.ern Air Lines Txrave 66.73
S387 Justice Corporation Office Rent 640.42
'388 Justice Corporation Leasehold Tra;.nt. 45.00
389 IBM Equiprment- Renal 32. 00
"390 Xerox Ejquiprecnt Rental & 709.45
Office Supply
391 Barmor Printing Office Supply 87.75
392 L. do la Parte, 1r. Legal 2,437.35
393 Dimmitt Chcvrolet,Inc. Car Rental 185.00
394 Fla. Clipping Service Office Supply 28.30
395 General telephonee Telephone 329.60
396 U.S. Leaesin.g quipmc;nt Rental 32.27
"397 60 ;cc. Printing Office Supply 128.00
398 Standard Oil Gas & Oil 45.13


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399 Alani's OffJ.ie C E quip. Office Supply. 25.37
400 Gu.tav lrayer Reference Mat'l. 29.50
401 Pel.iKatn Office Products Office Supply 98.34
402 Bruce A. S,:athers Advertising 12.60
403 Allen Smiith Co. Reference Mat') 28.50
404 Iluno Library Reference Mat'3. 2.90
405 U.S. Geological. Survey RIfe3:cnce Mat'l. 6.65
406 Fla. Resour.ccr Center Reference lat'l. 1.00
407 Com;merce, NOAA, NCC Reference Mat' I. 14.00
408 Sup. of Documents Reference Mat'l. 2.90
5008 13 Richard J. IHesse Payroll 948.04
5009 Nancy Reichonrdt Payroll '222.17
5010 Walter Walker Payroll 617 35
5011 onald Dye Payroll 433.70
5012 Shirley Cihesser Payroll 205.90
"5013 Gustav Krayer Payroll 31-. 60
5014 Patricia Murray Payroll 114.85
409 20 PeliKan Office Products Office Supply 14.27
410 Ernst & Erns t Accounting/Auditing 1,668.80
411 Sun Oil Co. Gas & Oil 5.60
412 Gustav Krayor Travel 33.98
413 W. alter Walker Travel. 33.25
414 Richard J. Ilesce Travel 35.25
415 25 Al's Rental Service Misc. (Mtg. furniture) 22.00
5035 27 Richard J. Hesse Payroll 948.02
5016 Nancy Reichardt Payroll 222.17
5037 Walter Wal.ker Payroll 617.35
-50.1 Donald Dye .Payroll 433.70
5019 Shirley Checser Payroll 205.90
5020 GusLav Kraycr Payroll 318. 60
5021 Patricia !urray P. ayroll 48.54

S.$16,748.82



ATTORNEY AND GENERAL MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO CONSUMMATE A LETTER
AGREEMENT WITH ECOIMPACT, INC. OF GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA FOR BIOLOGIC
CONSULTANT SERVICES RE CYPRESS CREEK DRI

Recalling that at the last meeting he reported that the

staff was well under way in the preparation of a draft of the DRI

for the Cypress Creek Wellfield and that the first draft would be

available to the member jurisdictions and the staff by early March,

Mr. Hesse outlined progress as follows:

I. A preliminary draft of the DRI was distributed
to the staff members, Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council, SWFWMD, and to the Attorney on March 5, 1976.

2. The document is comprised of two volumes: the
first volume is the essence of the DRI and the second
volume contains maps and appendices.


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3. Comments were requested on the document by March
15, 1976, and to date, comments have been received
from SWFWMD, Pinellas County, Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council and the City of St. Petersburg.

4. At a staff meeting on March 18, 1976 where each
member jurisdiction was represented, the staff
discussed major areas of readjustment and determined
that the DRI questions as proposed in the format
should be answered more directly without editorial
comment; that the DRI should be explicit in what
is being requested (30 MGD); that the biological section
should be strengthened; and that a biologic consultant
should be engaged to project biologic impacts both
within and outside the wellfield at a 30 MGD withdrawal
rate.

5. At the suggestions of the staff and the Attorney, he
proceeded to contact two biologic consultants, whose
names were submitted as being among those who had
performed competent work in this area.

6. Since last Wednesday, he has negotiated with both
consultants and developed a Scope of Work and a
proposed contract for consideration by the Board.

Continuing, Mr. Hesse stated that he proposes that the

three letters that he presented to the Board could constitute a letter

contract; that the consultant selected is EcoImpact, Inc. of Gainesville,

Florida; that said Corporation has agreed to accomplish the work by

April 13, 1976 for $4,950; and recommended that he and the Attorney be

authorized to consummate a letter agreement with EcoImpact Incorporated

of Gainesville, Florida to supply biologic consultant services. Mr.

Hesse pointed out that there are sufficient funds in the budget to

cover this commitment.

Mr. Wedding moved, seconded by Commissioner Curry and carried,

that the recommendation of the General Manager be approved.


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BOARD APPROVES CONTRACT FOR ENGINEERING HYDROLOGIC SERVICES

Mr. Hesse indicated that he has before the Board a proposed

contract with Ross, Saarinen, Bolton & Wilder, who, in turn are using

the firm of Geraghty & Miller to perform supporting hydrologic

services. Mr. Talley requested that Agenda Item #--6

be considered before Agenda Item #5. Mr. Talley suggested that a

separate contract for immediate hydrologic services be undertaken to

do work which would be included in the recommended study. Chairman

Rainey indicated that the immediate questions to be answered are in

reference to Starkey Wellfield, the Norris property and the yield of

the Cypress Creek Wellfield. Mr. Talley indicated it will take at

least five years to develop a major water supply; that Pinellas will

represent the largest demand by 1980; that Pinellas desires the

Authority to undertake the effort; and that the Authority should hire

a hydrologist to develop the needed information. Chairman Rainey

suggested this could be an addition to the proposed contract.

Mr. Twachtmann asked and received reassurance that this

could be a supplement to the contract proposed by the General Manager.

In response to Mr. Twachtmann's question regarding money for this

proposal, Mr. Talley indicated that there had been $90,000.00 set aside

in this budget. In response to specific questions by Mr. Twachtmann,

ILr. Talley stated:

1. No additional pump testing is required beyond
what is already planned for Cypress Creek.

2. The earlier pump test from the Starkey Wellfield
and the New Port Richey experience should be
evaluated to determine the potential of Starkey
Wellfield.


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