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||Letter to W'm Sadowski Re: Amending Chapter 373, F.S.
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Jake Varn Collection - Letter to W'm Sadowski Re: Amending Chapter 373, F.S. (JDV Box 54)
||Box 17, Folder 2 ( Task Force on Water Issues, Bills Passed, Articles - 1980s ), Item 32
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P 0 L K C 0 U N T Y
TELEPHONE 533-1161 BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830
POST OFFICE BOX 60
April 21, 1983
Commissioner Dist. No. 3
Mr. William Sadowski, Chairman
Water Task Force
Committee on Regulatory Reform
Room 40, House Office Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Dear Mr. Sadowski,
As you know, John Maloy, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management
District, made a presentation to the Water Task Force at their April 19, 1983
afternoon meeting. He discussed the procedures the South Florida and St.
Johns River Water Management Districts will utilize in evaluating the antic-
ipated Brevard County permit application in Osceola County.
You will recall that there was discussion after Mr. Maloy's presentation
regarding the advisability of amending Chapter 373, F.S. to include the
provision in 4.c.(3), SFWMD/SJRWMD Memorandum of Understanding on all proposed
intercounty water transfers. I understand that the Task Force has not yet
reached a consensus on this item. I urge the Task Force to recommend inclusion
of this provision in Chapter 373 regarding all proposed intercounty water
Mr. Maloy said he didn't think this type of statement in Chapter 373, F.S.
was necessary on intercounty transfers within a WMD because SFWMD looks at
Local Government Comprehensive Plans when they evaluate permit applications,
and further, Water Management District Water Supply Plans should address this
issue and resolve the problems.
The major point is that not all WMD's have the well developed local coordination
program of SFWMD and I am not aware of any current requirement that LGCP's be
even considered in these decisions.
WORLD'S LEADING CITRUS COUNTY
FLORIDA'S NUMBER ONE BEEF COUNTY
PHOSPHATE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
April 21, 1983
Water management/land use decisions must be joint decisions between local
governments and the appropriate water management district. I believe most
rural "donor" counties feel they are completely without protection regarding
their future water supply. I believe strongly that Chapter 373, F.S. must
better specify the nature of this coordinated decision making process.
Inclusion of the referenced provision would be a step in this direction and
would help allay many of the fears of local officials on proposed intercounty