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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES '' -THURSDAY, JUNE 1. t979
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SByJAMESHAMRPEI R _
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CLEARWATER Pasco County and a regional an-
trupply d board ruined at odd Wednesday over the
development of fshwater well field in Pam'.
The imue whetherPe will support the continued
develop nt of the jg u dJ which is
owned by th els Author-
The Cros Bar we field, located in north-centr Pe-
co, is the eyo meeting the increed water demands in
fast-growing are ofboth Pineas and seo ountiMe r-
gional water officials say.
BUT PASCO official while ac lwledging a need
for the water, have opposed the iautority' timetable for
Sdeveopingthe well field, c i thatthe results ofenvi-
ronimental test are not ye complete.
That didntchange Wednesday. Pasc County's Mike
Olson convinced the authority's board of director not to
approve a proposed agreement unti it4wordi ig made ,
more a ept b to Pasc o._-
Olsonalo a 3-2 vote onthe board to postpone the
authority's prposd purchase of the Starkey well field,
which also is II Pac County. -
The regional authorities composed of deleate from
PaMco,Pineilla and Hillsboroug conti and the cities
of Tampa and St. Petrsburg.
On the Crom Bar question, Olson maid after Wed-
nesday's meeting that he believes his county can soon
come to terms with the-other authority members, who
support the stepped-up development of the well field.
BUT HE OBJECTED to the wording in an agree-
nmeit that had been prepared by the authority's staff. Un-
Sder that.agreement, Pasco'would support a move to
expand tie Cros. Bar well field if the authority will in-
clude complete results of its environmental tests in its
application for a state pumping permit.
Olson and County Attorney Jerry Figurski said they
think thewording could be made clearer to mure-Pasco
people that the test results would be complete before the
application was begun.
"I'm pessimistic of the chances of this passing the
County Commission up there, and I don't think it-will,"
Olson told the other delegates.
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