Title: Planning and Development Activity Report of March 2, 1998
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AGENDA ITEM 5


DATE: March 2, 1998
6P0i TO: Jerry L. Maxwell, General Manager
FROM: Russel A. Bowman II, Director of Planning and Development
SUBJECT: Planning and Development Activity Report

ThAutlii a, RECOMMENDATION: Information item. Receive and file.

DISCUSSION: Activity on key programs and projects of the Planning and Development Division are
summarized below by Section.

STRATEGIC PLANNING SECTION

Hillsborough River Greenways Task Force

info Coalition of public, private, regulatory, environmental and corporate organizations and
individuals formed in 1992 to develop regional plan and implement programs for permanent
protection of natural resources of upper Hillsborough River Basin.

ongoing Monitoring of Cone Ranch Rehydration Pilot Project being conducted by Hillsborough County
and DEP, and monitoring of Cone Ranch Land Management Plan being developed by
Hillsborough County; action plan/funding for educational activities; develop initial Environmental
Indicators Measurement System for the River Basin; continued inter-organizational participation
in issues affecting the Greenway including land acquisition/land development activities.

2/98 Authority staff meet with HRGTF Executive Director and Land Use Workgroup in mid-February
and discussed Task Force's comments/recommendations on the Cone Ranch Land Management
Plan. Some members of the workgroup requested that Authority staff evaluate utilizing a revised
sponge concept as an alternative to wellfield development on Cone Ranch.

next Utilities and Infrastructure Workgroup initiation of a mock permitting process for Coordinated
Linear Infrastructure Projects (CLIPS) within the Hillsborough River basin. Workshop by the
Frog Listening Network Subcommittee to "train the trainers" to be held in late March, with the
goal of offering Frog Listening Network seminar at an Earth Day event in April.

Master Water Plan

info The Master Water Plan is a multi-element program intending to supply the water demands of the
Tampa Bay community through the year 2010.

12/95 Poard approved 10-Year Master Water Plan.

4/96 Board approved consultant rankings for MWP projects and authorized negotiations.

J6/961 Board approved negotiated scopes and fees with six consultants for preliminary design and water
pse permitting (Stage A).

8/96 Board authorized use of $2 million in Authority General Fund reserves to begin MWP projects.


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10/96 Consultants began work on MWP projects (see MWP Status Report for more detail).

12/96 Submitted co-funding applications for MWP projects to SWFWMD.

1/97 Board approved Umbrella Communications Plan.

3/97 Board approved short-term financing for balance of Stage A ($5,533,000).

4/97 Staff updated FDEP on status of projects.

5/97 Staff updated Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners on projects. Staff conducted first
public meeting for Industrial/Agricultural Exchange.

6/97 Staff conducted two public meetings at New Tampa Library and Gaither High School for Loop 72
Transmission Main project.

7/97 Staff conducted public meeting for Cone Ranch project at Knights Griffin Center, Plant City.

9/97 IMC-Agrico withdrew proposed reservoir site for Industrial/Agricultural Exchange. New
reservoir sites are under consideration. Staff conducted public meeting for Industrial/Agricultural
Exchange at Durant High School.

10/97 Authority's consultant, Law Engineering & Environmental, explored concept of Enhanced
Surface Water System within MWP, and report presented to Member Utility Directors.

11/97 Enhanced Surface Water System concept presented to Board. Authority issued task order to
System Engineer (CDM/B&V) to conduct a critical evaluation of the Enhanced Surface Water
System.

12/97 System engineer continues to evaluate Enhanced Surface Water System (ESWS). Staff and
consultants continue to evaluate new reservoir sites. Authority applied for SWFWMD co-
funding for Master Water Plan.

1/98 Plan re-described as non-phased list of projects for attachment to Master Water Supply Contract.

2/98 Formation of the Alafia River Basin Stewardship Council (ARBSC) in cooperation with the
National Audubon Society. The ARBSC is a citizen's advisory committee for the development,
conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the Alafia River Basin. One of its first tasks will
be citizen input for the Industrial/Agricultural Exchange/Alafia River project.

3/98 Coordinate project activities and prepare documents for submittal of water use permit applications
for Tampa Bypass Canal/Hillsborough River l (TBC/HRHW), Alafia River, and
Brandon Urban Dispersed Wells (BUDW) projects to SWFWMD.

Next Review and comment on TBC/HRHW, Alafia River and BUDW technical memorandums.
Coordinate timely completion of work being conducted by Ayres & Associates, Coastal
Environmental, and SDI Environmental to support MWP water use permit applications.


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ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS SECTION

Regional System Phase IB

info Regional System Phase IB is comprised of the Cypress Creek 84-inch Transmission Main (TM)
(Interpace) Replacement, Cosme TM and Keller TM.

3/97 Board approved construction funding for the Cypress Creek 84-inch TM replacement.

4/97 Board approved updated eminent domain resolution for remaining required property for Cypress
Creek 84-inch TM.

5/97 Board approved updated eminent domain resolution for remaining required property for Cosme
TM. Twelve parcels are pending.

7/97 Board approved pipe size of 84 inches for the Cypress Creek 84-inch TM replacement.

8/97 Acquired parcels through eminent domain hearing that are necessary to construct and maintain the
Cypress Creek 84-inch TM.

2/98 Acquired parcels through eminent domain hearing that are necessary to construct and maintain the
Cosme TM in Hillsborough County.

ongoing Consultant continues working toward obtaining all remaining permits and finalizing bidding
documents. Authority Legal Counsel and staff are preparing for eminent domain hearings.
Pinellas County provided a Keller TM license agreement for consideration at the March 1998
Board Meeting. The final two remaining temporary construction easements for the Cypress Creek
84-inch TM replacement will also be submitted for consideration at the March 1998 Board
meeting.

next Eminent domain hearing for Cosme TM (Pasco parcels) is being rescheduled. The eminent
domain hearing for the Keller TM is scheduled for March 23, 1998. See Operations and
Facilities Activity Report for Cypress Creek 84-inch TM bidding schedule.

Regional System Phase IC

info Regional System Phase IC is replacement of approximately 29,000 feet of Cypress Creek 84-inch
TM manufactured by Price Brothers.

7/97 Board approved the internal and external investigation of the existing Price Brothers section and
initiation of property acquisition for the replacement pipeline.

8/97 Board authorized staff to negotiate scope and fee with Jones, Edmunds and Associates (JEA) for
inspection services.

10/97 Technical Advisory Committee reviewed JEA's proposed scope and fee.

11/97 Board approved JEA's proposed scope and fee for inspection services.

2/98 JEA completed internal inspection.


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ongoing JEA is preparing the internal inspection report.

next JEA will present findings to the Technical Advisory Committee and Board at their March 1998
meeting and the Board at the April 1998 meeting.

Property Title Redress Program

info In FY95/96, staff identified 22 items involving Authority facilities that lack sufficient property
interest. Since then, an additional four items were identified. In FY 97/98 to date, one of 12
remaining items was resolved. One of the 26 items involves 37 various monitor well sites. Eight
of the 37 sites have been identified as located in public right-of-way by permit and require no
further title activity. Of the remaining 29 sites, 13 are with various member governments and 16
with 12 private owners. Acquisition of appropriate interests may require surveys, title work,
appraisals and negotiations with member governments and citizens.

status As of January 8, 1998, 16 of 26 facility sites have been redressed.

ongoing Staff continues to contact member governments and citizens as required in order to gain
appropriate interests.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION SECTION

Water Conservation and Water Restrictions Member Governments

info Table 1 summarizes current water restrictions and enforcement activities of each member, number
of warnings and citations issued during February 1998, water restriction enforcement personnel.

Comprehensive Regional Demand Management Plan

info Board requested development of overall regional demand management plan in conjunction with
Master Water Plan. Board approved scope and fee to complete Phase I of implementation plan that
secures savings identified in Master Water Plan. Board approved Oversight Committee formation
with reporting requirements directly to the Board.

12/97 Board-approved Oversight Committee formed. Requested Committee designees be assigned by
each member and SWFWMD. Ayres Associates continued evaluation of various demand-forecast
models. Continued development of conceptual financial planning approach consistent with
Governance.

2/98 Held two Oversight Committee meetings. Data collection behind schedule. Provided demand
forecast model and best management practice memorandums.

ongoing Collection of data to complete implementation plan continues. Oversight Committee meetings
occurring twice per month.

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods

info Florida Yards and Neighborhoods provides environmental education programs through public to
encourage proper lawn and landscape practices. Program implemented in Pasco, Hillsborough, and
Pinellas Counties and funded, in part, by the Authority.


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2/98 Developed new Florida Yard Certification Checklist. New checklist is designed as a self-mailer.
Continued work on Winning Ways to a Florida Yard (4 part educational workshop series on FYN
for spring 1998). Program is being coordinated with Florida Aquarium, City of Tampa Water
Department, Hillsborough County Water Department and SWFWMD. Working with Hillsborough
River Greenways Task Force on FYN exhibit at River Day in May.

ongoing Continue working with new neighborhoods, school districts member governments, and
homebuilders to promote program.

Water Conservation Awards Program

info Standardized conservation awards program promoting water-saving techniques through builders and
builder associations throughout tri-county area was implemented for Showcase of Homes in spring
1997. 1998 program began in fall 1997 and runs through spring 1998.

status Completed installation of demonstration Water-Wise Landscape at Savannah Pointe in Pinellas
County. Continued advertising program from December through March in builder's association
newsletters. Educational signs highlighting key conservation techniques used in the landscape have
been ordered, and two consumer workshops on Water-Wise Landscaping have been scheduled
during the Parade of Homes (March 14-29). Master Gardeners will also conduct guided tours of the
demonstration site in Pinellas. Nomination packets and application forms for the program were sent
to all entrants in the tri-county Parades of Homes.

next Display signs and brochures will be delivered to each nominated home prior to the beginning of
each county's Parade. Judging scheduled for March 17 and 20 in Pinellas-Pasco and March 23 and
25 in Hillsborough. Judges include conservation experts from the Authority's member
governments. Plaques will be ordered for winners in each county and presented at the county' post-
Parade banquet.

Water Budget Pilot Project

info Cooperatively-funded project through SWFWMD Green Industry Advisory Committee is designed
to determine if significant users of irrigation water can regulate water usage based upon a water
budget versus conventional use of water restrictions. 28 site participants are collecting data on a
daily basis.

status Second year water budgets established and implemented for all sites. Field visited sites in February
and tested University of Florida water budget software package.

ongoing Continue annual monitoring programs for site assessment and water usage. Continue coordination
with SWFWMD.

Conservation Coordination Consortium (CCC)

info Consortium formed to assist members in continued development of comprehensive water
conservation plans and provide information on effective water conservation programming.

next Meetings will be held at different locations and consortium members set the agenda at previous
meeting. Rescheduled February meeting at Pinellas Technical Education Center to March.


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Water Conservation Spring Information Dispersal

info Implementation of program to provide educational information and raise public awareness of
conservation-related activities.

status Finalized outline for implementation of public awareness program to continue through normal
spring dry season. As-needed consultant selected to complete work.

Next Implement program.

Arrival Survival Kit

info Development and dispersal of water conservation kits highlighting applicable water conservation
tips to new home buyers, builders, mortgage companies, realtors, and chambers of commerce.

status Receiving requests for additional brochures from realtors.

next Reprint and stuffkits. Continue dispersal.

















Non-Watering Days



Watering Days

Addresses ending in even
number or letters A thru M

Addresses ending in odd
number or letters N thru Z

Watering Hours

In-ground irrigation system


Manual equipment
(hose, sprinkler)

Private wells, lakes, ponds



Car Washing

Must use automatic shut
off device

Warnings IssuedlDates

Citations IssuedlDates

Cost of Citations







Enforcement Personnel





Comments


Pinellas
County


Monday. Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





5:00 a.m 9:00 am.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

midnight to 10:00 a.m.
4 p.m. to midnight

No restriction for
day/hour




(2/1198-2/28/98)

(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$55.00 -$500.00
2nd- court appearance






2 permanent water
cops; 40 field employees




2 full-time water cops
hired November 1996
1 warning then citation


Table I Water Use Restrictions and Enforcement


City of
St. Petersburg


Monday, Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

No restriction for
day/hour




(2/1/98-2/28/98)

(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$55.00 for all
2nd- court appearance






All utility personnel Issue
wamings. 28 staff and
police issue citations


Hillsborough
County


City of
Tampa


Pasco
County


- 4 4 a


Monday, Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





midnight to 9:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. to midnight

midnight to 9:00 a.m.
5:00 to midnight

midnight to 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to midnight

No restriction for
day/hour




(2/1/98-2/28/98)

(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$35.00 -1st and 2nd (plus
administrative fee)
$35 -$500.00 3rd &
mandatory court
appearance


3 permanent and 6 temp.
personnel to conduct
enforcement


Approved policy in
December 1996 to issue
citations on first witnessed
violation of restrictions
October to June 30 yearly


Monday, Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





midnight to 9:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. to midnight

midnight to 9:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. to midnight

midnight to 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to midnight

No restriction for
day/hour




0(2/1/98-2/28/98)

0(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$35.00 (plus administrative
fee) 1st and 2nd;
$35.00-$500.00 and
mandatory court appearance
(plus administrative and court
fee) 3rd

Enforcement conducted during
seasonal drought periods of
peak demand. Complaints
taken during other periods.


Monday, Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

midnight to 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to midnight

No restriction for
day/hour




52(2/1/98-2/28/98)

0(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$30.00; if contested could
be $500.00






Law enforcement; 67
code enforcement and
utility employees.


No County-wide tracking
system between sheriff
and govt. offices


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City of
New Port Rlchev


Monday, Thursday,
Friday




Tuesday, Saturday



Wednesday, Sunday





5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

midnight to 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to midnight

No restriction for
day/hour




0(2/1/98-2/28/98)

0(2/1/98-2/28/98)

$25.00- 1st; $50.00- 2nd
misdemeanor 3rd






27 patrolmen
and authorized
code enforcement
personnel




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