Title: SWFWMD Memorandum to Governing Board Members
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Title: SWFWMD Memorandum to Governing Board Members
Alternate Title: SWFWMD Memorandum to Governing Board Members from Ronald B. Lambert, Treasurer and Co-Chairman Ex Officio, Peace River Basin Board. Basin Board Concept.
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: June 19, 1984
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 4, Folder 1 ( SF BASIN BOARD CONCEPT ), Item 61
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
2379 BROAD STREET, BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512-9712 E- tER
PHONE (904) 796-7211 SUNCOM 634-0111 d 4
BRUCE A SAMSON. Chairman, Tajilp Win 0. STUBBS JR.. Vice Chairmnan, Dajl City *
[I IU I 'JAMES H KIMBROUGH. Secretary. Brooksville RONALD B LAMBERT Treasurer. WVjuchula *
191 DONALD R CRANE, JR.. Assistant Secretary. St. Petersburg MARY A. KUMPE. Assistant Treasurer, Sarasota *
WALTER H HARKALA, Plant Crty JACK STRAUGHN Winter Haven vMICHAEL ZAGORAC JR BJiRejer J
"* GARY W. KUHL. Executive Director STEPHEN A WALKER. General Counsel *
JAMES M. HARVEY, Deputy Executive Director *

June 19, 1984


MEMORANDUM



TO: GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

FROM: RONALD B. LAMBERT, Treasurer, Governing Board, and
Co-Chairman Ex Officio, Peace River Basin Board-

RE: Basin Board Concept


The Basin Board Concept is older than SWFWMD itself. The formation of the old Peace
River Valley Water Conservation and Drainage District in the early '50s was a forerunner
of our present day Basin Board. That Board was made up of members from each of the
four counties and was able to levy a millage tax. With the formation of SAWFWMD in
1962-63, this Board became the Peace River Basin Board.

I believe the Peace River Basin Board has been a model board for water management. If
one would look at its accomplishments over the years, the value of the Basin concept
would be reinforced. There have been several moves in the last several years relating to
Basin Boards such as increasing the number of members, realigning the boundaries,
consolidation of boards, discontinuing one board, making new boards, and some last
thoughts on having to do away with the Basin Boards, altogether.

The idea to remove the Basin Boards in the Water Management District would be a grave
error because SWFMWD was founded on the concept of Basin Boards for local input on
identifying projects in dealing with problems in the Basin of a regional nature. One must
consider that the original task of the Basin Board was to identify projects and levy a tax
for the funding of the projects, always keeping in mind a regional concept. The cause of
some of our problems is as follows: more than 50 percent of the tax in the Peace River
Basin is for regulation of lake levels, wells, stormwater, and now wetlands. This Basin
has little or no authority over these issues. They are fully aware of the problems and
continue to be involved in the funding of these and other projects. This gives the public
and the taxpayers a degree of confidence in this Board whose main thrust has always
been a regional concept and in most cases without political influence.

I would be very much opposed to any change in the way the Peace River Basin Board is
made up or in its operation. I believe it is a model board that can say its
accomplishments speak very highly of a good use of taxpayers' dollars.

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