SRWMD Special Meeting to Address Seven Springs Permit

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Virginia Johns, chair of the SRWMD Governing Board, is sworn in by district attorney Tommy Reeves.  Photo by Jim Tatum.

The following notice from SRWMD is self explanatory.  Please note the District will allow no public comments on the permit at the  usual Feb. 9 meeting, only at the special meeting.  Interested parties following the permit will know that the DOAH judge has recommended granting the permit.

Below is additional information and an important link to request speaking time during Public Comments.  If you wish to speak you must fill out the request.  Thanks to Betty Johnson for this link.

Off-Site Special Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This will be an in-person meeting only. No virtual component. Please submit public comment form by close of business on February 22, 2021. Public Comment Form Link: www.MySuwanneeRiver.com/Comments

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
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– A river is like a life: once taken,
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NOTICE CONCERNING RECOMMENDED ORDER FROM THE DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS IN SEVEN SPRINGS WATER COMPANY V. SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, DOAH CASE NO. 20-3581

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Suwannee River Water Management District has received a recommended order from the Division of Administrative Hearings in Seven Springs Water Company v. Suwannee River Water Management District, DOAH Case No. 20-3581.

This case concerns Seven Springs Water Company’s application for renewal water use permit No. 2-041-218202-3, for groundwater to be bottled at the plant owned by Nestle Waters North America Inc., and located at in Gilchrist County, Florida at 7100 NE CR 340, High Springs, Florida 32643.

SPECIAL MEETING. The Governing Board will hold a special meeting to consider the recommended order and issue a final order in the above matter.

The special meeting will be held as follows: Date and Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (The Governing Board anticipates concluding this meeting February 23, 2021, but if it does not, then the meeting may be continued to Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m.)

Place: Suwannee River Fair Pavilion, 17851 NW 90th Ave., in the Town of Fanning Springs, Florida (This location is addressed out of the Trenton, Florida Post Office and therefore may come up as 17851 NW 90th Ave., Trenton, Florida 32693 if searched.)

PUBLIC COMMENTS. PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN ON THE ABOVE MATTER AT THE SPECIAL MEETING. As public comments will be taken at the above special meeting,

NO COMMENTS WILL BE TAKEN ON THIS MATTER AT THE GOVERNING BOARD’S FEBRUARY 9, 2021 REGULAR MEETING.

Please understand that as the District has now received the above recommended order, except in very limited circumstances, the Governing Board is not allowed to consider matters except those matters presented at the above special meeting.

https://www.mysuwanneeriver.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1417
SRWMD Board Meeting Materials – Complete Package
February 9, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

3 Comments

  1. Please write a postcard to the Suwannee River Water Management District Board members who will be voting on this water use permit to bottle Ginnie Springs water very soon! Address postcard to:

    SRWMD Board Members
    9225 CR 49
    Live Oak, FL 32060

    Tell them to vote “NO” to the Seven Springs Water Company permit application for bottling water at Ginnie Springs on the Santa Fe River, FL.
    It’s just a water grab to sell Florida’s springs to Nestlé for selling single use plastic bottles filled with springwater.

    1. We want to see the District implement the current availability for virtual comments. They have been doing online meetings for nearly one year. They are completely capable. There is no good reason not to allow for that type of public comment inclusion during a pandemic.

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