MINUTES OF THE MEETING
m SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
Brooksville, Florida March 8, 1972
e Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
h gulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in Brooksville on
Srch 88, 1972 at 9:30 a.m. The following persons were present:
rrill S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Sirard Medard, Secretary Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
SBm s Van der Veer, Asst. Sec. Donald R. Feaster, District Engineer
he A. Anderson, Treasurer Robert J. Gates, Superintendent of Maint.
peter J. Negri, Member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
C Clint Schultz, Dir., Finance & Acctg.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney
th E. T. Knudsen, Jr., City of St. Petersburg
Thomas Diana, Hillsborough County
Frank Neff, Hillsborough County Commissioner
Thane Halstead, Ocala
Esther Halstead, Ocala
Sda ; Mrs'.. Peter J. Negri, Ocala
n-- Dwight'Hart, Oklawaha
ins Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
d Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
est and the following SWFWMD staff members: Cassandra Atkinson, Carol Ezell,
a Emil Meier, Marion Petersen, Bill Smith, and Emilio Vergara.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The Minutes of the Meeting of
gh February 9, 1972 were considered by the Board. A motion was made by Col.
ard lNegri, seconded by Mr. Van der Veer, that the Minutes be approved as published.
eri Notion carried.
or Mr. Smith then gave a status report to the Board on the provisions of the St.
Petersburg Order. The Hillsborough County Engineer's office issued a permit
C-1 for the Lutz-Lake Fern road pipeline crossing on February 23, 1972. He
n explained that the Pasco well field will require three major construction
es phases to bring it into operational readiness. These are: a water trans-
mission main, pumping facilities and electric power for the pumps. He
pointed out to the Board on the map overlay the various contracts and ex-
plained them. The water main improvements are being constructed under three
el separate contracts: C 35, C 33a and C 33b. C 35 is that portion of the
a contract for the line between the existing main on the south side of Van
Dyke Road, north to a point approximately 75 feet north of the Lutz-Lake
Fern Road. Mechanical and Chemical Equipment Company, Inc. is the con-
tractor and the contract is scheduled for completion March 20, 1972. They
are somewhat behind schedule, but their pipe is strung out and being rapid-
ly placed. C 33a covers the main from the north point of C 35 to the well
field. C 33b covers the collection mains within the well field and the
connection to the transmission main. Both these contracts were awarded to
the Boyce Company, Clearwater, and scheduled for completion October 21,
1972. Their construction has not begun, but the pipe is due March 24, 1972.
Another contract covers the installation of the pumping facilities and it
is the major time delay item involved in the operational readiness of the
w*ll field. The pumps will hava aSoa erablP1g am hgafore de yvrxy.- Tishj L_
contract is to go out for bids next month. Contract C 36 covers the electrical
and control facets of construction. It has not yet been bid but the engineers
do not consider this contract to be a source of any delay. To date, they
have laid approximately 1,600 feet of pipeline. With reference to the deep
Observation well for the well field, Mr. Smith told the Board that the City
of St. Petersburg has provided the District with plans and specifications
for this well. There are some modifications to these specifications
being discussed in order to derive the maximum effectiveness from the
well. The modifications should be completed shortly and the plans and
Specifications will then go out for bids. Mr. Twachtnann said that we are
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reasonably pleased that all of these items aie proceeding as that is what
the Board had hoped to see. The Board's action last month did bring the
pipeline crossing to an immediate head and to a conclusion.
Mr. Twachtmann reported on the effective date of Chapter 16-CC through SOUTH
1.06. He said that this is the portion concerning the toting labs and there
has been some confusion as to the effective date. Mr. Varn did some check- Brook
ing into the matter and he reported that a final decision has not yet been
made. However, the latest the rules will become effective is April 17, 1972,
and they may well already be effective. This is being checked out in Talla- The Board
hassee now. Mr. Twachtmann further explained that there has been some con- Regulator
fusion in the Secretary of State's office and they have asked us to provide April 5,
some additional information to them. We are reproviding information verify-l ,
ing that we advertised the changes in fifteen counties. If they accept 'Derrill S.
this verification, the rules are already effective. This should be straight S. C. Bexl
ened out today and just as soon as we have received the correct information Edward Med
as to the effective date of the rules, we will send written notification to Thomas Van
the consulting engineers and drilling labs. John A. An
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the peter J. N
meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
D. S. MCATEER, CHAIRMAN
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