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Mr. Robert L. Watson, Director
Re 1 Estate Division
So thwest Florida Water
Ma agement District
P. 0. Box 457
Brcoksville, Florida 33512
Re: Lower Hillsborough Reservoir 13-300
DeE r Bob:
Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of May 2, 1974
concerning the plan to close the swimming in the sink
YoU will recall that, several months ago, the question
ar:se concerning prosecution for trespassing on State
pr: erty, and we gave you an opinion on the same. I am
enc osing a copy of the opinion, together with our letter
to you of December 5, 1973. It is my opinion that this
wil also be applicable in the present situation.
.ours very truly,
Myro6 Gi bons
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D ember 5, 1973
I Robert L. Watson, Director
Sal Estate Division
Southwest Florida Water
SO0. Box 457
Sooksville, Florida 33512
S ar Bob:
u will recall that you advised me that the law enforcement
Sficers patrolling the Lower Hillsborough Reservoir had told
u that when they find people on the property, they cannot
osecute them for trespassing because it is State property
d they cannot get a conviction for trespassing on publicly
am enclosing herewith a memorandum prepared by Mike Ford of
Sr firm, concerning the same, together with copies of the
Statutes and cases supporting the same. As you will see, the
Statutes specifically prohibit trespassing on State land.
Ster you have had a chance to study this, if you have any
estions or wish to discuss it, please let me hear from you.
Yours very truly,
Myron G. Gibbons
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