Title: SWFWMD, basin boards in struggle
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Title: SWFWMD, basin boards in struggle
Alternate Title: Davis, Duane. "SWFWMD, basin boards in struggle."
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Duane ( Author )
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 1984
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 4, Folder 2 ( SF BASIN BOARD CONCEPT ), Item 94
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Take us honw
October is Adopt-a-Dog Month, according to Dan Gorman, director of Hillaborough County -Apiml Control tro r /L
Center, and Gorman issue-o Appeal to the public to adopt a pet. Many of the puppies and dogs' 1'.ad at the p ersona
center are lost, abandoned in up by families no longer able to care for theiW Adoption fea r r dult a ,lXt "A
dogs and $4 for puppies. s a $10 sterilization deposit and a $10 advaerfWtag foee .. .ncs to the
.:"W mant-or emergency

October is Adopt-a-Dog M' 'tmh "Nib"" Radi
"Watch was initiated into
They're always glad to see you. They love you and could become great pets. the Tama Bay area by
trust you, openly and completely, and they never tire of Hfl= U Count Animal Control Center has an 7= e Co. and
your tricks. That's the kind of best friends dogs are. appealing selection bright-eyed, tal-wa eloped in coopera-
You can always count on your dog. And now dogs ar healthy do in need of even so pure on with theillborouh
hoping they can count on people to come to their rescue. There there o mf ost every breed or the dog County Sheriff's Oeffice, the
October is national Adopt-A-Dog month at 750 animal lover. Tamp Police Depart-
shelters, including HiUlsborough county Animal Control -' C ment, and the police
Center. :. D october, Hi boroughaunty Animal Control departments of Plant City
Adopt-A-Dog month, which is in its fourth year, was l to increa adoptions during this a and Temple Terrace.
started to find homes for the many puppies and dogs tand Invites dog lover to come and
that are lost, abandoned or given up by families no see the ine selection of puppies and dogs available for "The program can pro-
longer able to care for their pets. adoption. The center is located at 1501 Orient Road, and vide vital assistance to
"We need to find homes for these animals," says Dan is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fri- citizens in our county, and
Gorman, Director of Hillsborough County Animal Con- day. Adoption fees are $10 for adult dogs and $4 for pup- is a natural extension of I
trol Center. Gorman points out, these aren't rough, pies. There is a $10 sterilization deposit and a $10 ad- our Neighborhood Watch
tough strays, but mostly Just homeless animals that vance tag fee. Program. We encourage

SWFWMD, basin boards in struggle
By DUANE DAVIS SWFWMD is unique in that it is Basin boards were able to tax upto three-. olleoec
A storm has been brewing between the graphically divided into nine major water- at of a m to supportp)ec under- cie
Southwest Florida Water Management basins (bain boards) generally deated withi fe r area.
District and its nine watershed basins by natural hydrololdivides. Before ltr oi f two dvi- In addlt
Although some farmers would argue the Basin board repesentatives are also ap- slons, eite assd the maximum within y
point, the person most affected by this intd by the w and conifaoy the aby* jt 0
beaureacratic struggle has bees, as usual, the Flod a for' e year tes ut vera d levied tax had
Florida taxpayer. been i for try and and the Thlswir
Last year legislators passed Senate Bill a boards coe1rns weretd- 11 cents for very Tefo
1040, which many critics said was introduced ble. ona more l Jca ievel l. Fall Mlnlf
not only to remove and usurp the powers of the water related. conar1 s But Iaf Us bill was passed to abolish the 4.
basin boards in the Water Management tr oundries. basinboa WFWMD alst doubled the ad
Districts, but to effectively abolish them a Thy were then responsible for a valorum taxes they for compen" tli -
well. es to support thee cocs d ta* o king over thew bua tinag measures
The bill was introduced in April by the rsion of ero a banker in
House Natural Resource and Conservation Ww ena a Brn u ce and b an to dinsb rs govaern- _____
Committee and Sen. Joe Carlucci, (D) Jackson- quested the govermag boa t board thas sad the reaction was need-
vile, but the senate version passed on the last necegsay ad valorem tag wot 400ea. torevieandstreamlineewBratls oof tbe
day of the session, June 1. WltMe paage of S:M SWFWMD.
would take over rof t ,es Ronald Lanbert, another governing board lf"SK
SWFWMD was first created in 1961 by a with One basio boar s e p6 vsory member,ackw ed a chae was needed \S
special act of the Florida Legislature and the ca ty. to restructure he but dost
first Water Management District formed in 'When Senate Bill 100 was d to feel the current methodist therigway.
Florida. revamp the basin &ma "'Tiue idea to remove the bas boardS from
There are now five Water Management claim hadhad the Water Mangmet Dirt would be a s c
Districts in Florida including SWFWM. thought we wi grave aerhro because n rW a was founded SS
SWFWMD covers approximately 10,200 me r on the concept of basin hbans for local input "A'T."S
square miles and emcompsses all or part of on Mdetifn thep lA daling with pro-
16 counties in west central Florida, including A number of legislators eve admitted to blems in Oe basin a l oaflte.
all of Hillsborough County, this embarrassing fact before the governin Carolyn Meeker agrees. sbe is a Lut real- *
When it was originally heated, SWFWMD board In July, a them Se. Pat Pn dent who haa appeared before SWFWMD a w
was mainly responsible for resolving flooding and Reps. Chuck and Fred Jenes. aunmbe of times, was instrumental in '^SSS"y
problems in its 16-county jurisdiction. the to a ba e, a movement in 19 to reduce
Currently SWFWMD has broadend its boards, there is me oe awba Iporthweat welMields and the Sia
scope and is involved in a full range of as- valorum taxes what c the am o f which was pumped out of
tivities including water use regulation and per- taxes each
mittIg, water shortage and conservation which has Ur n 7addtital to se the abolishment of the
planning, water-au ly an4 research Both their WO VW are local andt
assistance plus pcant o etrcli and the o Npower toF i v in an
hydrologic ta I n w, only aa I ___
and ARM r or e off: only S 6 s "e It's Wpiep to let the basin board members ___
Besides containing over one fourth of the power of taxation. kno 7Iw yo fae 9I6nt titnk SWFWMD f
state's population in 17 percent of the state's This, claims Gil Parsons, a member of the located in r0"Wkevil s as attuned to he local
total area, much of the state's most productive Northwest Hill Basin Board, ia teas, i robles as a bsin board," Mrs. Meeker said.
citrus, agriculture land and phosphate mines tion without representation, The b a iards serve only as an advisory
are in SWFWMD's governing area. Al Stone, another Northwest Hillsborough with their funding and future resting
A nine-member governing board appointed Basin board a MIA of egove ning board.

responsible for directly n g in; rol inm -p-


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