Title: Letter enclosing a copy of Resolution No. 72-80
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Title: Letter enclosing a copy of Resolution No. 72-80
Alternate Title: Letter enclosing a copy of Resolution No. 72-80, directing the City Attorney not to appeal water regulatory order, commending this authority on its efforts and directing full cooperation.
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Publication Date: Feb. 17, 1972
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 7 ( WELL FIELD HISTORIES ), Item 2
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SSt. Petersburg, Florida The Sunshine City-P.O. Box 2842
-'- --" -- -. :" ...From the Office of the Mayor



February 22, 1972







Mr. Dale Twachtman I
Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District
P. O. Box 457
Brooksville, Floridaoks

Dear Mr. Twachtman:

Enclosed herewith for your information is a
copy of'Resolution No. 72-80 directing the City
Attorney not to appeal water regulatory order,
commending this authority on its efforts and
directing full cooperation.

This resolution was adopted in regular session
by St. Petersburg City Council on February 17, 1972.

Sincerely,



Herman W. Goldner
Mayor
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Enclosure

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Give SWFWMD a Green Light

No one wants to create a severe Currently there are three bills
ater shortage for Pinellas Coun- before the Legislature: one would
ty. However, residents of North- give Hillsborough power to shut off
west Hillsborough can see the re- Pinellas' water; a second would
sults of the Pinellas wellfields that create a statewide water authcr-
take more than 30 million gallons ity; the third would give regional
of water a day from Hillsborough control to SWFWMD.
County. Local residents, like Pi- The water management district
nellas residents, depend on this has compiled valuable studies and
after r supply. statistics on the water supply. The
Lakes have fallen, sink holes work was done with the knowledge
have developed, wells have gone that one day the problem would
dry, ard local interests have suf- have to be solved by some level of
r:ed. Certainly, we have had government. HIowever, SWFWMD
years of drought. Certainly, the lacked authority to tackle the prob-
y years have made the problem lem directly and wisely refrained
m;ore serious. But rather than jus- from empire building.
:[ying Pinellas' claim on Ilillsbor- WVith the water management
.u.h water, the lack of rainfall has board's experience and knowledge
intensified tle problem, of the inter-relnted problems it
More than a year ago the beard would seem now is the time to give
f Southwest Florida Water Man- tilfs agency regional authority to
cementnt District sponsored a work on the problem. A full in-
nrcting for local legislators with a ventory of water resources and a
-v of discussing thle ,entire area projection of future water de-
a'ler supply problem, formulating nmnds should be assembled with
phlan ani! grantin. some agency an economically feasible engineer-
"horitN y ic bring up n I ny rnng, in. plan. InI years to come such
.:tio;. A/cftchulice by legislators work could prov, to be one of the
S ...ippoiting. region's most valuable s:.:'ets.
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NO. 72-80

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY
NOT TO APPEAL WATER REGULATORY ORDER,
COMMENDING THIS AUTHORITY ON ITS EFFORTS
AND DIRECTING FULL COOPERATION.

WHEREAS, After hearings before the Board of

Governors of The Southwest Florida Water Management District

an Order has been entered effectively controlling the maxi-

mum pumping from the City of St. Petersburg water fields;

and
WHEREAS, The City of St. Petersburg welcomes fair

regulation of all water users in the interest of preserving

the Floridian Aquifer intact for future generations; and
WHEREAS, The District has assured the City that

while the City is the first it will not be the only user

regulated and that all like users will be ultimately regulated

on a fair and equitable basis;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED By the City Council

of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, that the Order

Number 72-1 as promulgated be complied with in all respects.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the City Attorney is

hereby authorized and directed to allow the appeal period to

expire without perfecting any review.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That The Southwest Florida

Water Management Authority be commended for their efforts to

effect fair and equal regulations governing water users of

the Floridian Aquifer.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the City Manager be

authorized and directed to cooperate fully with the District

in proper management of surface waters to aid in maintaining

proper lake levels in the well field areas and to prevent
fresh water waste from useless runoff.

Adopted at a regular session of the City Council

held on the 17th day of February, 1972.

(Slincdl) Herman W. Gol ner
Mayor-Councilman
SChairman of the City Council
(.SEAL)
ATTEST: -;91edj_ Anna B_. Stoe l we l
Clerk of the City Council





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