COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOU RGE AND CONSERVATION
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SENATOR GUY SPICOLA, CHA IRM r. 1
SENATOR RICHARD R. RENICK, VICE CH
SENATORS CHILDERS, HEN6E Ni OHNSTO l t
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October 20, 1975
Mr. Donald R. Feaster, Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District
P. O. Box, 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512
Dear Mr. Feaster:
I have been asked to put together a brief "fact sheet" on the water
management districts and the forthcoming millage referendum in March
1976. In order to be certain I have the information necessary, I
I would appreciate your assistance in providing me with a rapid response
* to these questions:
& v 1. On the assumption that the referendum passes, have you
assessed your budgetary needs, including the possible
Spillage levy you would assess?
...?, 46) If so, please cite your proposed budget and millage
),0 I levy.
; If you have not, please provide an estimation.
I --- Please include the estimated annual tax bill for a
i home assessed at $20,000 and $40,000.
N"' 2. "What options are open to you if the amendment fails?
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--3. Using existing estimates and information, What is the gallon
per day consumption of water in your district? Can you
-project this figure ahead to 1985?
t> 4. If you currently can levy a tax (SWFWMD and CSFFCD), what
will be the effect of passage on March 9?
DV 5. What will be the effect if the referendum fails?
-6. Do you currently administer any of the permit programs
A r- authorized in chapter 273, Florida Statutes?
A Ln 7. Will you be able to continue to administer these programs
if the referendum fails?
P President Pro Tcmore
JOHN D. MELTON
Sergeant at Arms
President Pro Tempore
DEMPSEY ). BARRON
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Mr. Donald R. Feaster
8. If not, who will administer these programs?
9. If the Legislature was forced to support the operations
Sof water management districts through direct appropria-
tions, what appropriation would you require in 1976-77?
S 10. Are there any specific groups in your area which would
benefit if the referendum failed? How?
11. Are there groups which would suffer if the referendum
^ 12. Is there other information you feel should be included
in a "fact sheet" relating to the millage referendum,
(.'Q 0 such as boundary problems, if any?
I appreciate your assistance in this task. Hopefully, this informa-
tion will be useful to members of the Legislature who are asked to
speak on this issue.
James K. Lewis