P. 0. BOX 457
DERRILL McATEER, Chairman. Brooksville
ROBERT E. VAUGHN, Vice Chairman. Brandon
J. R. GRAW, Treauur, Ocala
BROOKSVILLE. FLORIDA 33512 rI* Ac"
THOMAS VAN der VEER, Secrety, Yankown JOE E. HILL, Labukr
JOHN A. ANDERSON, St. Petenburg N. BROOKS JOHNS, Lakeland
S C BEXLEY, JR., Land 0'Lakes RONALD B. LAMBERT, Wauchlm
Donald R. Feaser. Executive Director
March 17, 1975
Mr. Cal Zethmayr 18
Administrative Assistant To i
Representative Vince Fechtel, Jr.
P. 0. Box 1426
Leesburg, Florida 32748
Re: Chapter 10811 Special Acts of Florida 1925
Dear Mr. Zethmayr:
Upon receipt of your letter of February 28, 1975, the District staff
has investigated the matter.
It appears that the repeal of said act would be advisable.
has found there are some areas of fill dikes and dwellings
constructed thereon in apparent reliance upon said act.
The District has also found that some of the work has been done in total
disregard of this District permitting requirements. In addition, I find
that said Futch Act is inconsistent with the District's Rules and Regulations
on placing fill within the mean annual flood plain of a lake (16J-1.06(4)(a) ).
Accordingly, the District in the past recommended in concurrence with the
Oklawaha River Basin that the Futch Act be repealed. It appears that the
Act's repeal is advisable but the legal.ramifications will only be resolved
through the courts.
Very truly yours,
cc: M. G. Gibbons, Esquire/
L. M. Blain, Esquire
StSodt west rlorida 75s2
Water Ma'nagement District