to water boards
The governor chose not to
reappoint two members involved
in the legal battle between their
local board and the district
By KIM KLEMAN
Tribune Staff Writer
A stockbroker, a biologist and an architect are New appointees are:
among 13 new members appointed to subdistricts of theBrandon president of a constr
Southwest Florida Water Management District, Gov. Bob Don Davis, of Brandon, president of a construction
Graham announced Tuesday. firm; Paul Major, of Litha, president of a broadcasting
Twelve candidates, whose terms had expired, have company; and Hank Varnum, also of Lithia, president of
been renamed to the subdistricts, or basin boards, the Sya welding fspi, to the Alafa River Basin Board.n-
governor announced. dez, a former lumber company owner, both of Tampa, to
But Graham chose not to reappoint two basin mem- the Hillsborough River Basin Board.
bers involved in the messy legal battle between their Robert Gadson, a Tampa real estate professional;
basin board and the district over taxation issues. and Nicholas Carullo, a psychologist with the Hilsbor-
"There are several people politically motivated. Ab- ough County School Board from Odessa; to the North-
solutely," said Allan Stone, a member of the Northwest west Hillsborough Basin Board.
Hillsborough Basin Board who wasn't reappointed. William Wilcox, of Punta Gorda, general manager
Charles Martin, the other man not renamed to the of a development corporation; Sherida Ferguson, a
basin, said he also was disappointed. Lakeland stockbroker, and James Layne, a biologist
"I expected to be reappointed because we dropped from Lake Placid; to the Peace River Basin Board.
the lawsuit," Martin said. "But I don't intend to fight it in Ed Rathke, of Florida Power and Light Co.; Calvin
any way," he said of Graham's decision. Bryant, a furniture store owner, and Anne Bishopric, a
former city commissioner, all of Sarasota, to the Mana-
sota Basin Board.
Reappointed basin board members are:
Robert Roderick, of Plant City, to the Alafla Basin;
Bobby Sapp, of Plant City, and A. Donald Bailey, of Seff-
ner, to the Hillsborough Basin; Frank Jackson of Tampa
to the Northwest Hillsborough Basin; C. Lamar Daniels
of Winter Haven to the Peace Basin; and John Whelan
^'/^ / ~and B.T. Longino, both of Sarasota, to the Manasotas
Also, John Grey of New Port Richey and Charles
Barnes of Crystal River to the Coastal River Basin; J.D.
Starkey of Odessa County and David Knowlton of St
Petersburg to the Pinellas-Anclote Basin; and Norvell
Hunt of Zephyrhills to the Withlacoochee Basin.
The terms of the northwest Hillsborough appointees
expire in 1987. All other terms expire in June 1988