Governing Board Archive

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit WaterMatters.org and click on the “Live Video Stream” link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at WaterMatters.org by clicking on the “Boards, Meetings & Events Calendar” link.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit WaterMatters.org and click on the “Live Video Stream” link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at WaterMatters.org by clicking on the “Meetings & Events Calendar” link.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit WaterMatters.org and click on the “Live Video Stream” link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at WaterMatters.org by clicking on the “Boards, Meetings & Events Calendar” link.

 

District FY2019 Budget Funds Water Resource Projects

On Tuesday, the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board adopted a $176.3 million budget for FY2019, including approximately $66 million for the Cooperative Funding Initiative and District grants for water resources projects.

The budget reflects the District’s commitment to protect Florida’s water resources and to improve Florida’s economic vitality. Some of the key initiatives in the District’s FY2019 budget includes:

  • $52.1 million for water supply initiatives to ensure an adequate supply of water resources for all existing and future reasonable and beneficial uses. This includes regional water supply planning, alternative water supplies, reclaimed water, conservation and agricultural Best Management Practices.
  • $2.6 million for springs initiatives to restore springs and spring-fed rivers to improve water quality and clarity and restore natural habitats.
  • $5.3 million for water quality improvements to treat stormwater runoff before discharging directly or indirectly to water bodies.
  • $36.2 million for flood protection activities to minimize flood damage to protect people, property, infrastructure and investment.

Through cooperative funding partnerships, District funds are matched up to 50 percent and will result in a total regional investment of more than $129 million for sustainable alternative water supply development and other water resource management projects.

The adopted FY2019 millage rate is 0.2955 mill, 5.6 percent lower than the current fiscal year. For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the District tax would be $29.55 a year, or about $2.46 per month. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa (Note: 3 p.m. start time)

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

A public hearing on the FY2019 budget is scheduled for 5:01 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office.

To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit WaterMatters.org and click on the “Live Video Stream” link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at WaterMatters.org by clicking on the “Meetings & Events Calendar” link.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit WaterMatters.org and click on the “Live Video Stream” link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at WaterMatters.org by clicking on the “Meetings & Events Calendar” link.

 

Governor Reappoints Adams and Armstrong and Appoints Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board

Governor Rick Scott reappointed Jeffrey M. Adams and Ed Armstrong and appointed Scott Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board. Adams and Armstrong represent Pinellas County and Wiggins represents Hillsborough County.

Adams, of St. Petersburg, is board chairman and an attorney and partner with Abbey, Adams, LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Adams is reappointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Armstrong, of Dunedin, is vice chairman and an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson in Clearwater. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and earned a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. Armstrong is reappointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Wiggins, of Tampa, is a civil engineer and former investment banker. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University. Wiggins is appointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.