Title: Deadline on Use of Canal Gates is Set
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Title: Deadline on Use of Canal Gates is Set
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Notes
Abstract: Deadline on Use of Canal Gates is Set, by Lee Ann Jacob, 12-22-1990
General Note: Box 9, Folder 2 ( SF-Tampa Baypass Canal - 1976-1997 ), Item 10
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001626
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of canal ga

* Some homeowners still
argue that they should
have access to the Tampa
Bypass Canal.


By LEE ANN JACOB
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BRANDON Homeowners
along the Tampa Bypass Canal
have 60 days to decide whether
they are going to sign license
agreements allowing them to con-
tinue using the canal gates that
some of them have been using for.
years.
If they don't sign the agree-
ments, the gates will close perma-
nently, said Fritz Musselmann, di-
rector of land resources for South-
west Florida Water Management
District, commonly called Swift-
mud.
If landowners do sign, said Mi-
chael Ledbetter, spokesman for a
- group of about 25 homeowners,
they will relinquish free access
rights they have acquired over the
past 20 years.
Lawyers for Swiftmud and the
homeowners met Monday to dis-
cuss the license agreements for
the canal gates. But each side
came to the meeting expecting
something different.
Musselmann said the meeting
was called to talk about terms of
the license agreement. The home-
owners, however, wanted to dis--
cuss more than the wording of the
agreement.
"We had understood that they
were coming with a fairly open
mind. They would only discuss mi-
nor changes in the wording of the
document," Ledbetter said.
Musselmann said the home-
owners made the same remarks as
they have in the past: that they


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promise: Residen
eto use the gates
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ent.
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insurance, which
y could cost $150
ear. They must form
rs association that
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osed when not in
tes will be restri
eet in width.
The agreement
the gates until the p
outside the family.
When the canal
ing the 1960s, resid
the gates so theyco
cess to the water.
The homeowners
stand why, if the di
cerned about safety,
is allowed to the
said.
Ledbetter said
who live along the
going to sign the e
said he isn't aware f
landowners who are o
it.
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ternatives," Ledbe r
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