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aI 1• /oa(wtm�t�aot. doa )OJ <br />RESOLUTION NO. 90- 26 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA, REQUESTING THE WATER MANAGE- <br />MENT DISTRICT REVIEW COMMISSION TO <br />RECOMMEND LEGISLATION CONCERNING <br />MILLAGE INCREASES AND ACCOUNTABILITY <br />FOR THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGE- <br />MENT DISTRICT. <br />WHEREAS, the Water Management Review Commission has been <br />established to make a comprehensive review of water management <br />districts; and <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County is included in the St. Johns <br />River Water Management District; and <br />WHEREAS, the millage imposed by St. Johns River Water <br />Management District has been increasing each year; and <br />WHEREAS, the millage imposed by Indian River County has been <br />decreasing each year; and <br />WHEREAS, St. Johns River Water Management District, unlike <br />Indian River County, is governed by appointed officials who have no <br />accountability to the taxpayer through the electoral process. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF <br />COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, <br />that: <br />1. The statutory millage rate for the St. Johns River Water <br />Management District not be raised even if State funding for the SWIM <br />program is not forthcoming. Further, the yearly millage should be <br />specifically reviewed and approved by the Governor as well as the <br />entire budget of the Water Management District. <br />2. The statutory procedures for appointing members to the <br />Water Management Districts by the Governor be amended so that each <br />county in a District nominates a member for the governing board and <br />the Governor must make selections from the list of nominees provided <br />by the counties. <br />3. Section 373.0693 F.S. be amended to allow the creation of <br />Basin Boards by the St. Johns River Water Management District when <br />petitioned by each County in the proposed basin or when the District <br />finds it in the public interest. The Counties petitions could <br />1 <br />