FL.ORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
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PHONE (904) 796-7211 SUNCOM 684-0111
-/-( \ 'BRUCE A. SAMSON, Chairman, Tamp Wmin. 0. STUBBS. JR.. Vice Chairman, DOde City
MARY A. KUMPE. Secretary, Saaota RONALD B. LAMBERT, Treaurer, Wauchula
UnI DONALD R. CRANE, JR.., Aistnt Screty, St. tP rsburg MICHAEL ZAGORAC, JR., Aistmn Tnreu r, Be lleir
"GARY W. KUHL. Executive Director STEPHEN A. WALKER, General Counsel l
JAMES M. HARVEY, Deputy Executive Director
by GARY W. KUHL, Executive Director,
at the Tentative Budget Hearing,
5:30 p.m. on September 5, 1984
TRIM procedures require that we review with the Governing Board "specific purposes'
for which ad valorem tax revenues are being increased during FY 85 as compared to
1. The major, most significant increase in ad valorem taxes is $7 million resulting
solely from Judge John W. Booth's order of July 30, 1984. The budgetary impact
of Judge Booth's order is $15 million.
2. The $7 million additional ad valorem tax is being proposed n to meet Judge
Booth's order-no additional programs, projects or activities will result from this
tax-if adopted, it will be a "reserve account" allocated under each Basin Board's
3. All programs and projects recommended by the individual Basin Boards are
covered by the staffs proposed budgets for the District-wide and Basin budgets
without the ordered reserve.
4. The Governing Board has the authority to move funds to the individual Basin
Boards should the situation warrant such action during the upcoming budget year.
5. The District is pursuing an appeal in the Fifth District Court of Appeal to
"reinstate the stay of the temporary injunction of July 30, 1984.
6. I am recommending the tentative budget shown here this evening including the $7
million ad valorem tax and $15 million budget impact which is included solely to
meet Judge Booth's order.
7. If the District Court rules for the Water Management District, I propose an
immediate removal of the $7 million reserve from our proposed tax levy and the
$15 million from our proposed FY 85 budget.
8. Therefore, I recommend that any motion considered by our Governing Board this
evening regarding adoption of a tentative budget include a caveat calling for
immediate removal of the $7. million ad valorem tax and $15 million budget
impact if the District court rules for the Southwest Florida Water Management
CONSERVE WATER TODAY FOR TOMORROW