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Title: Board Travel Outside District's Boundaries
Alternate Title: SWFWMD. Governing Board. Minutes of Meeting March 4, 1987. Board Travel Outside District's Boundaries. District Strategic Plan
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Minutes of the Mee-t March 4, 1987
Governing Board Page 4



fund the Lake Hancock data acquisition program this fiscal year at the cost of
$12,000.

Board Travel Outside District's Boundaries
None

Discussion Agenda

District Strategic Plan
Mr. Kuhl said the District's mission statement and goals and objectives have
been established and staff is now seeking the Board's input relative to a
long-term strategic plan. With the aid of an overhead projector, Mr. Richard
Owen reviewed the mission statement and specific goals adopted by the Board.
He said this provides the framework for projecting future projects. Mr. Owen
reviewed the project proposal form stating this information will be helpful in
allocation of projects although it is difficult to allocate projects which are
multi-faceted. Mr. Owen then reviewed issues of importance identified by
staff. Chairman Zagorac suggested when addressing long-range planning, staff
should identify not only surface water but also ground water through the data
gathering system. Mr. Harrell identified additional issues to be considered
including reverse osmosis, retrofitting, aquifer storage recovery and other
management techniques of the water resource. He said it is also important to
address funding. Ms. Kumpe said the issues identified by staff appear to be
medium-range rather than long-range. She noted that the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) has a staff person dedicated totally to long-range
planning activities. Dr. Bramson concurred with Ms. Kumpe's comments.
Mr. Harrell said a strategic plan is for a short period of time. He said
long-range planning is broader. Mr. Owen said information gathering efforts
are now being addressed by staff. He said the Resource Management Department
plans to hire an expert in reverse osmosis and the Planning Department has a
position comparable to the position at the SFWMD. Dr. Wilcox suggested the
Policy and Planning Committee work with staff on development of the strategic
plan. He requested he be provided a copy of the mission statement and goals
and objectives. Chairman Zagorac suggested these documents be provided to the
entire Board giving an opportunity for the Board to comment. Dr. Wilcox
requested staff focus on prioritizing issues and projects under each goal so
that when budgets get tight, lower priority items can be deleted.

Executive Director's Report



with the District relative to a petition to the Department of Environmental
Regulation (DER) for Outstanding Florida Water (OFW) designation on the
Withlacoochee riverine and lake system. Mr. Kuhi briefly reviewed the
process for petitioning an OFW designation. There was brief discussion by
the Board relative to the Board's position on this matter. Mr. Tom Reese,
attorney representing the Concerned Citizens of Citrus County, addressed
the Board. He explained the petition filed with the DER and the riverine
and lake systems which were included in the petition. He noted that
support has been solicited of the four regional planning councils, all of
the county commissions, and editorial endorsement coming from the Tampa
Tribune and St. Petersburg Times. He cited other riverine systems Ln
Florida which have an OFWzdesignation. Mr. Harkala pointed out that the



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Alafia River and Hillsborough River Basin Boards have begun to investigate
OFW designations in each of their respective Basins. Mr. Kuhl explained
that OFW designation is a DER rule-making function. Mr. L. M. Blain
addressed the Board at this time and urged the Board to carefully review
this request prior to taking a position. Mr. Harrell suggested staff
address this request investigating water quality and impacts of existing
uses. Ms. Roseanne Clementi, consultant for the Concerned Citizens of
Citrus County, pointed out on a map the various lakes and riverine systems
included in the petition. Following further discussion, Mr. Harrell moved,
seconded by Dr. Bramson, to have staff participate in the OFW process to
determine a recommendation to the Board relative to water quality and the
effect on existing and future uses. Ms. Kumpe suggested the Board be
provided an overview of the process for designating an OFW at the March 18
Governing Board/Basin Board Seminar. The question was called and the
motion carried unanimously.

Surface Water Permitting Activities Update (Shared Permitting, 40D-4/17-
25 Combination, Peat and Aggregate Mining) Mr. Richard McLean reviewed
the surface water permitting activities update. He said the first draft of
the Chapter 40D-4, Surface Water Permit, rule rewrite will be distributed
in April or May. Mr. McLean said by August or September, shared permitting
will be established with Pinellas County. Relative to peat and aggregate
mining, he said it is suggested that rule making begin by September.

Surface Water Permitting Procedure Review Mr. Charlie Miller provided a
brief presentation on the procedure review. Mr. Steve Polen presented a
case study on an actual surface water permit application.

Water Conservation Status Report Mr. Owen said staff will provide the
Board an overview of specific grants and demonstration projects in April.
There was discussion by the Board relative to soliciting projects for the
grants program prior to or following the FY 88 budget adoption. The Board
generally agreed to continue the grants program at its current level and
request projects prior to the budget process. Ms. Kumpe requested a status
report from staff following the xeriscape conference scheduled to be held
on April 23 and 24 by the South Florida Water Management District.
Mr. Owen said staff will recommend that a mobile lab be established in
FY 88 to visit urban-irrigation sites -such as condominiums, cemeteries and
golf courses. Relative to consumptive use permit conservation conditions,
Mr. McLean said staff met with other water management districts and
discussed special conditions. He said staff is reviewing and plans to take
this topic to the Agricultural Committee and the Public Supply Committee.

Environmental Efficiency Study Commission Status Report Mr. Kuhl
appeared with three other water management district executive directors
before the Environmental Efficiency Study Commission (EESC) last week. He
said there was discussion relative to more delegation or statutory
authority to be given the water management districts in the area of dredge
and fill permitting. He said each district and the Department of
Environmental Regulation (DER) are to develop recommendations on how to
reduce or eliminate duplication between the districts and DER. This report
is to be submitted by June. He said concern was expressed relative to the
millage cap and changes to Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Mr. Owen said he
attended a full EESC meeting the previous day in Tallahassee. He said the





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