BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830
Clerk and Auditor E. D. "BUD" DIXON
Board of County Commissioners CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COUNTY COURT
Post Office Box 988
Bartow, Florida 33830
December 19, 1977
Southwest Florida Water
Post Office Box 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512
Enclosed herewith is a certified copy of a resolution adopted by the
Polk County Board of County Commissioners in its regular meeting of December
13, 1977, supporting the transfer of certain areas from the South Florida
Water Management District into the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
With kind regards, I am
Yours very truly,
E. D. "BUD" DIXON
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WHEREAS the legislature of the State of Florida during
the 1976 session transferred that area in Polk County commonly
known as the Ridge into the Southwest Florida Water Management
WHEREAS the area transferred encompasses those cities
on the Ridge between Frostproof and Davenport, and
WHEREAS this area is a homogeneous geologic and
hydrologic formation, and
WHEREAS this sand ridge has no substantial runoff or
surface drainage either east or west, and
WHEREAS this area is largely covered by citrus groves,
WHEREAS there are some citrus groves above the 100 foot
elevation point lying immediately east of the present Southwest
Florida Water Management boundary which land is essentially of
the same character as the other areas on the Ridge;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County
Commissioners of Polk County, Florida, in regular session duly
assembled, that this Commission supports the request of Florida
Citrus Mutual, the land owners in the area and the municipalities
in the area that those areas identified on the attached map be
transferred from South Florida Water Management District into
Southwest Florida Water Management District; and be it further
resolved that a true copy hereof be delivered to the governing
body of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and to *
each member of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
DATED this 13th day of December, 1977.
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STATE OF FLORIDA )
COUNTY OF POLK )
I, E. D. "BUD" DIXON, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of
Polk County, Florida, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and correct
copy of a resolution adopted by said Board on December 13, 1977.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Board this 19th day
of December, 1977.
E. D. "BUD" DIXON