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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 50 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 3A e Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts are exploring ways to recharge the Upper Floridan aquifer as part of a cooperative e ort to plan for sustainable regional water supplies. e Suwannee River Water Management Districts (District) Governing Board authorized a contract with Atkins, Inc. to perform the Upper Floridan Aquifer Regional Recharge Concepts and Feasibility Study. Since the District and St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) are coordinating on water supply planning activities, SJRWMD joined the District as an equal partner for the project and will provide 50 percent of the funding. e project will develop and examine the feasibility of four conceptual water resource development projects intended to recover Upper Floridan aquifer groundwater levels in the northeast and east portions of the District and the northwest portion of the SJRWMD. e project will examine the economic, environmental, and technical feasibility of recharging the aquifer with reclaimed or surface water. General concepts that will be explored include recharging the aquifer with reclaimed water, diverting and storing surface water during high ows for recharge, and capturing ood waters within oodplains for storage and natural recharge. Water that is used to recharge the aquifer will be treated to all applicable state and federal drinking water standards. e project will also consider suitable recharge locations based on geologic and hydrogeologic conditions while also considering areas that provide the most direct bene t to recovery of the Upper Floridan aquifer. is project is a key strategy to e ectively and e ciently manage and protect shared water resources, said Jon Dinges, District director of Water Supply and Resource Management. e Atkins project will provide aquifer recharge options we can consider to augment the water resources in both districts, said Al Canepa, assistant director of the Division of Water Resources for SJRWMD. It complements a soon-to-beimplemented SJRWMD pilot project measuring transmission losses and aquifer recharge rates when a new source of water is applied in the Keystone Heights lakes region. Once the notice to proceed is provided, Atkins, Inc. will complete the project over the next 12-14 months and present a nal report to the Districts Governing Board. information submitted by the SRWMD Water Management Districts Explore Recharging the Floridan AquiferEsmeralda A Cedar Key Mystery e U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sta has scheduled a meeting for ursday, June 21, to discuss the agencys assessment of the Crystal River nuclear plant during 2011. e meeting will begin at 1 p.m. EDT with a presentation on the safety of activities at the Crystal River plant during 2011, as well as a brief discussion of the NRCs oversight and inspection program. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. e meeting will be at the plants training center, 8200 West Venable Street in Crystal River. During 2011, our inspectors spent many hours ensuring that the Crystal River plant met NRC safety requirements and protected both people living near the plant and the environment, NRC Region II Administrator Victor McCree said. NRC inspectors also looked at whether there were immediate safety concerns at Crystal River and other U.S. plants after the March 2011 events at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. ose reviews found that the plants remained safe. A letter sent from the NRC Region II o ce to plant o cials addresses the performance of the plant during 2011 and will serve as the basis for the meeting discussion. It is available on the NRC website at www.nrc.gov/ NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/ LETTERS/cr_2011q4.pdf. e NRC found that the companys activities at the Crystal River plant during 2011 were conducted in a manner that preserved public health and safety. e plant is subject to additional oversight, however, due to a white inspection nding in the third quarter of 2011 related to emergency preparedness, for failure to follow and maintain proper emergency plans. e Crystal River plant remains in an extended shutdown while the company evaluates repair options for a separation in the concrete wall of the containment building. NRC inspectors will review information provided by the company and inspect any planned repairs when decisions are made. e NRC uses color-coded inspection ndings and performance indicators to assess plant performance. e colors start with green, which has very low safety signi cance, to white, yellow or red, based on the signi cance of the issues. Inspection ndings and performance indicators are updated on the NRCs website (www.nrc.gov) each quarter. Current performance information for the Crystal River plant is available on the NRC website at: www.nrc.gov/NRR/ OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/CR3/ cr3_chart.html NRC Schedules Public Meeting For June 21 on Crystal River Nuclear Plant PerformanceRed Pickup Hits Pedestrian and Runs on SR500A red pickup truck hit pedestrian Rondy Shaver, 57, of Cedar Key on Saturday June 9 leaving Shaver with serious injuries. e unidenti ed driver of the unknown model and year red pickup was traveling south on SR 500 (in the section that runs east-west on the usual northsouth highway) in the outside lane and did not stop to o er aid. Shaver was walking on the outside strip of the eastbound travel lane when the pickup hit Shaver in the head with the mirror of the truck. Shaver was knocked down onto the grassy ditch on the south side of SR 500. If you have any information concerning the red pickup truck or its driver please contact Trooper Alan O. Harrison of the Florida Highway Patrol at 352/498-1371. e North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee will hold their inaugural meeting on June 25 at 6 p.m. in the governing board room at the St. Johns River Water Management District Headquarters, 4049 Reid St./Hwy 100 W, Palatka. e public is invited and encouraged to attend. e purpose of the meeting is to introduce the committee members, establish committee operating procedures, review the basics of Florida water law, identify water supply issues the committee would like to examine more closely, and establish a regularly scheduled meeting. e Partnership established by the Suwannee River Water Management District, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently formed a stakeholder committee that will serve in an advisory capacity to the districts and DEP on water supply issues. e committee includes representatives of groups and entities from throughout the region. Levy County is represented by Mr. Tommy Harper of Harper Farms. A website with details about the Partnership is available at www.north oridawater.com. information submitted by the SRWMD By Kathy HilliardEditorLevy County Commissioner Ryan Bell took ownership of the new Special Events Resolution before the County Commissioners at the June 5 special meeting stating it was a special project he had been interested in since he came into o ce because the issue had come up a number of times and needed to be addressed. During the dialogue back and forth with commissioners and the county attorney all the new amendments were given to further amend the resolution to include such issues as: including the Levy County Road Department as part of the process along with the Levy County Development Department; including the written and notarized authorization of the actual property owner as well as the permit holder or applicant; upgrading the cost of the application fee from $50 to $100 plus the cost of advertising a legal notice if required; a $50 application fee for county release of easement if necessary. e Application Fee is nonrefundable but if the Special Event permit is approved that application fee will be applied to the Special Event Permit fee. e Special Event Permit fee is $50 per day, per site as before. e Resolution #2012-03 states that the Board desires to regulate special events while protecting surrounding persons and properties, public resources and facilities, and the general public safety, health and welfare of the community. e problem seems to come from the time-consuming procedures involved, the fees charged, and the many areas of conformation to the person applying for the permit. Family reunions, wakes or funeral services, tent revivals conducted by religious organizations and shing tournaments are not considered special events and therefore would not need the permit. en in section 50-352 there are the waivers mostly on sound levels but also for reasonable conditions or requirements deemed necessary to minimize adverse e ects... which takes it back to the discretion of the Development Department or the BoCC when approving the permit. is brings us to Eerie Acres which is a Halloween October event that draws many people to the area during its fall schedule. Susan Watson, Eerie Acres owner, spoke before the board concerning yet another permit condition that events had to be 60 days apart. Watson wants to include a Christmas event on her agenda and the 60 days provision would make that impossible. Permits can only be issued 6 times per year for the same event also. Watson would only be promoting 2 events per year but they happen to be within 60 days of each other.So Land Development Director Rob Corbitt came up with an answer: You might get pinched trying to do the Halloween and then a Christmas. You might make it but.....maybe we could use discretion there; it de nitely wont be more than 6 times a year. And being the 25th, you would start the beginning of October and to the end of October and you got all of November......thats close. If it were made for 45 days would it work? County Attorney Anne Bast Brown corrected the assumption of using discretion saying: ats not an issue where you would have discretion, it is in the Ordinance so if you want to change that you can do that tonight, you can make that move. ere are also all the penalties for disobeying the Special Events resolution. For not picking up and abandoning the property in littered condition rst violation: $50; second violation: $100; third and subsequent violations: $250. And there are more for not adhering to preinspection or building move-ons, zoning compliances, building permit compliances, conducting a special event without a permit or not in compliance with the permit. Special Events Resolution Tabled for Further RevisionsNew Partnership Committee Inaugural Meeting June 25 continued on page 5ASheri s Dept. Asks for Help to Stop ievesBeef 'O'Brady's in Chie and continues to have setbacks in the grand opening due to theft of tools, building supplies and TVs. e Levy County Sheri s O ce is aggressively investigating and asking for tips to identify the criminals and recover the property. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a reward. July 16 deadline for registering to vote or changing party for Primary.BoCC, Williston, Bronson, Yankeetown, SBLC Meeting Minutes
The Levy County Journal2AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Kempf, Eric C Citra WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $500 PURGE Haynes, Keneisha Williston FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $2,000 CASH BOND Fellhauer, Melissa C Inglis VOP NO VALID DRIVER LICENSE $2,000 CASH OR SURETY BOND ornton, Susanne K Old Town LARCENY $300 BUT LESS $5,000 $20,000 CASH OR SURETY BOND Baker, Marion (Marrin) Williston WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $1,000 PURGEBailey, Patricia, 47, of Bronson: FRAUD TO OBTAIN PROPERTY UNDER $20K. Berryhill, Richard Edward, 23, of Inglis: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Burton, Jephthah Darin, 21, of Chie and: BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Covey, Jina Diane, 43, of Eagle Lake: VOP. Dallas, Harold Monroe, 24, of Williston: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Dickson, Jason Mathias, 37, of Morriston: ATTACHED LICENSE PLATE/REGISTRATION NOT ASSIGNED; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Duncan II, Ricky Rene, 21, of Gainesville: POSSESSION OF DRUGS, METHAQUALONE OR MECLOQUALONE DERIVATIVE SCHEDULE I WITH INTENT TO SELL: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA OVER 20 GRAMS; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL SCHEDULE I DRUGS WITHIN 1000 FT OF HOUSE OF WORSHIP/ BUSINESS; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; TAMPERING WITH OR FABRICATING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. Esiel, Elizabeth Ann, 21, of Inglis: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.Floyd, Danny Carl, 33, of Williston: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 2.Frazier, Richard Landon, 20, of Leesburg: POSSESSION OF LIQUOR BY A PERSON UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE, SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE BY A DISGUISED PERSON. Glanton, Ariel Cornelia, 23, of Cross City: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER; POSSESSION OF NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA. Hall, David Keith, 22, of Inglis: PETIT THEFT FROM A MERCHANT, 2ND OFFENSE. Hill, Kelvin Shantel, 29, of Williston: POSSESSION OF COCAINE; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL WITHIN 1000 FT OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP/ BUSINESS x 2; POSSESSION AND/OR USE Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most Wanted Complete and clip this coupon and send it with a check, money order, or credit card information to PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644 Yearly subscription prices are as follows: $25/year for subscribers in Levy County $30/year for subscribers in Florida; $35/year for subscribers outside FloridaName: _____________________________________________ Daytime Phone________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ City:_________________________State__ __ Zip ___________ VISA MASTERCARD Card Number:______________________Expiration Date: ________ Security Code (3-digit number on back): _____If you decide after four weeks delivery that you no longer want to receive the Journal, just call or write to us no later than Tuesday at least one week before the expiration of your subscription. Offer is good only for a 12-month subscription paid on or before the expiration of the free rst month. Please include the promo code in your request for cancellation. Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER. Hunt Sr., Bruce Alan, 35, of Archer: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Hunter, Brandon Lee, 23, of Inglis: BURGLARY OF AN UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE OVER $200 BUT UNDER $1,000; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 BUT LESS THAN $300; FAILURE TO APPEAR. Jones, Donna Marie, 49, of Bronson: ABUSE TOWARD A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT HARM.Jordan, John Willis, 48, of Newberry: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 2.McClintick, Stephen Wallace, 48, of Cedar Key: SALE OF MARIJUANA SCHEDULE I WITHIN 1000 FEET OF SPECIFIED AREA; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG OR DELIVER. Mobley, Freddie Lee, 57, of Archer: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Oliver, William omas, 47, of Cedar Key: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Radiziminiski, Todd Natale, 43, of Old Town: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Ragsdale, Jack Winston, 65, of Chie and: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Reed, Gail Ann, 51, of Morriston: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Roberts, Richard, 25, of Morriston: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2ND OFFENSE. Rome, Wilbert Jermaine, 30, of Chie and: POSSESSION OF NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I OR II SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC. Sexton, Kent Matthew, 31, of Cross City: VOP. Shelton, Jason Dwayne, 31, of Trenton: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE; OPERATING A MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT A LICENSE. Stan eld, Shannon Marie, 27, of Bronson: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Strickland, Robert Conrad, 32, of Chie and: VOP. Wester eld, Abigaile, 20, of Archer: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. White, Jason Lavers, 33, of Chie and: POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG OR DELIVER x 2; SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1000 FEET OF PLACE OF WORSHIP OR A BUSINESS x 4; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER WITHIN 1000 FEET OF PLACE OF WORSHIP, BUSINESS x 3; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 3. Car Crash on CR 318 in Marion County Proves FatalA 2002 Nissan Maxima driven by Felipe AlvarezAlvarez, 23, of Ocala, was speeding westbound on CR 318 just east of US 441 on Sunday June 10 around 8:30 p.m. when he tried to pass a 2010 Lexus RX 350 driven by omas Jennings, 36, of Panama City Beach. e maneuver did not turn out so well as Alvarez was passing on a double solid centerline heading towards a hill with vision obscured to Alvarez and those on the other side of the hill. As Alvarez made the illegal move he saw the oncoming tra c which included a truck and a 1991 Mazda Miata behind the truck driven by Karyn Gallwitz, 46, of Orange Lake. Alvarez attempted to maneuver back into the westbound lane and sideswiped Jennings in the Lexus and forced Jennings o the road. Alvarez missed the oncoming truck but lost control of his Nissan and collided with the left front of the Mazda driven by Gallwitz. e Mazda ended up on the grass shoulder and stopped. Alvarezs Nissan continued to rotate and overturned several times before stopping on the south grass shoulder. Alvarez was ejected from the Nissan as he was not wearing a seatbelt. Karyn Gallwitz received fatal injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol tests are currently pending on Alvarez.On June 8, 2012, the Williston Police Department received information about possible drug activity at the Williston Motor Inn. Sergeant James Bond set up surveillance to monitor the motel. After witnessing a transaction by Kelvin Hill, Sergeant Bond and PFC Kevin Sheppard made contact with the suspects, and during the led interrogation of the two the o cers discovered that the suspects were in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana. During the eld interrogation Duncan tried to dispose of two containers, one with 11 small packages of marijuana, and the other with 32 small bags of marijuana. e drugs had been packaged for resale. e drug sale that was observed by Sgt. Bond was 500 feet from a school, and 71 feet from a church. e investigation into this incident continues. Arrested were Kelvin Shantel Hill and Ricky Rene Duncan II and were taken to the Levy County Jail. Nicholas Santos-Lopez was arrested on June 5 by the Williston Police Department after noti cation by the Marion County Sheri s O ce that MCSO had Santos-Lopez in custody for stealing an iPhone from the desk of an employee of Bills Tire at 907 E. Noble Avenue in Williston. A witness to the theft informed the victim of the theft. Deputy Lightie of the MCSO contacted Santos-Lopez and gave him Miranda Rights. Santos-Lopez admitted to stealing the $400 phone. SantosLopez is being charged with the theft. Cpl. Fred Morris arrested Abraham David Delcamp a/k/a Abraham David Weisel on a Levy County warrant charging him with Distribution of Obscene Materials to a Minor. Delcamp was transported to the Williston Police Department for processing prior to being transported to the County Jail. While at the Police Department Delcamp began to complain of chest pains and shortness of breath. A medical crew was summoned to assist him. After evaluation the crew requested that he be transported to Tri-County Hospital for further evaluation. While at the hospital Delcamp requested to use the restroom. Once inside the restroom, the subject removed the ceiling tile and entered the attic area in an attempt to escape. Cpl. Morris heard noise coming from the ceiling and was able to once again take Delcamp into custody without incident and he was transported and booked into the Levy County Jail for Distribution of Obscene Materials to a Minor and Attempted Escape.Williston Police Department Reports CINO Political advertisement paid for and approved by Joseph Cino Jr. Republican for County Commission Dist. #3 Friends of Williston Police Form Non-Pro t to Help the Department e Williston Police Department would like to announce the beginning of a not-for-pro t organization with the express mission of supporting the Williston Police Department. e name of this organization is the Friends of Williston Police and it is managed by an independent board of trustees who oversee the collection, reinvestment and disbursement of funds on behalf of the agency. In these hard times, diminishing budgets make the management of the Police Department especially challenging. Vehicles and equipment get old become obsolete or cost more to repair than replace. Enter the Friends of Williston Police. rough this organization, folks can contribute to a tax-deductible fund that bene ts the e ectiveness of the Police Department. e Chief can make requests to the Board for funding for bullet proof vests, radio equipment, computer parts, awards programs, motor vehicles or any critical need the agency experiences. Donations, fundraisers and grants can be used to maintain the account. ere is an expense to initiate this program in the form of application fees with the Internal Revenue Service. is begins with a $400.00 cost to register the program. Anyone wishing to accept this responsibility or make another donation to the fund is invited to do so by writing a check to the Friends of Williston Police. If you feel led to help with this program, please call or see Chief Dennis Strow at the Williston Police Department. ank you.submitted by the Williston Police Department, Chief Dennis Strow
The Levy County Journal 3AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyEsmeralda A Cedar Key MysteryIn the morning of that late summers day, a sailboat appeared at Cedar Key. Appeared, I say with purpose, because no one around the docks had seen the schooner moor. Nor had anyone seen it enter the channel from the south or north out of the Suwannee Sound. ere was no explaining this, really. ough one of the McCains who was particularly adept at amusing speculations through pseudoscience, said the unseen berth of the Esmeralda could only be understood by some realignment of stars altering the electromagnetic eld over the island in such a way as to allow the boat to enter through a time warp. Comical as that speculation seemed, no Delano nor Beckham, not a Campbell nor Coulter, none of the Hodges, Summers nor Daniels, not a Johnson, Davis nor Allen either, had seen the boat until it was tied at the dock. And it was a dock that each knew as well as their own homes lodged in shell- ecked alcoves of scrub oak and sable palm over the key. e sailboat, the Esmeralda, was a vintage white sloop, neat and impeccably kept with shiny mahogany and teak trim. Several of the island men had walked out the silvered planking of the big dock to have a closer look. Each said the boat was in excellent order, but so quiet within as to seem no one was aboard. So the Esmeralda stood silently at its lonesome mooring, its sails smartly furled, while it rode astride a gentle tide into the afternoon. en, as if a stage play had suddenly begun, a young woman in an airy cotton dress came on deck. She spread a gauzy canopy to hang with a white cord above a section of the polished boards. is (the rst sign of life aboard the boat) caused quite a stir. Various onlookers were watching from their own boats or up in the shops and along upper decks on Dock Street. e young woman then brought out a wicker lounge chair from a cabin stow. She xed the coral-colored cushion precisely. After this scene-setting, a virtual gasp could be heard as a beautiful, raven-haired woman in a luxurious white robe appeared on deck wearing large sunglasses with white frames. Louder yet was the collective sigh among the men when the shapely woman began to remove her robe while the younger woman retrieved it from her olive-brown shoulders. e woman sat gracefully then in her white bathing suit upon the coral cushions of the wicker lounge to take in the sun and salt air. Presently she read from a book held before her beautiful face entitled Tales of Moonlight and Rain On its cover was an erotic silhouette of a woman, her back arched high so that her long hair wet with rain cascaded before the potent image of a radiant moon. While the reclining woman read, the world beyond her mahogany deck didnt seem to matter. It didnt even exist. She was still reading in the shade of her gauzy canopy when one of the Castells skilled at conversation with women was sent out to see who she might be. He might as well have been talking to a block of ice, he said to the rest back at the sh house door. e woman had remained recumbent as she read, or maybe sleeping, as he recounted later. Others after him ambled out on the dock, whistling along or dgeting with shing tackle to have a casual look-see. She might as well have been a department store mannequin or one of those polished gures in Potters Wax Museum over in St Augustine, an Allen man said. en at precisely ve in the afternoon, an older gentleman in a captains cap came out and the exotic woman stood, pulling on her robe. She went down into the boat while the captain removed the light canopy and stowed the lounge again. He inspected the riggings and lines and had a good look around before fading back into the sloop himself. At about seven in the evening, the younger woman (apparently a servant) appeared on deck again. She was certainly not the woman seen lounging earlier, as several Cedar Key women watching down from a restaurant window attested. No, this woman was younger and smaller and hadnt the striking gure of the other woman, nor the long, wavy black hair. e servant girl was a petite brunette in a modest cotton print sundress, sporting a cooler, pageboy haircut. She was pretty, though, and the nearer she came, the more apparent was her prettiness. She had a wholesome, girl-next-door appearance, even if next-door meant for her some neighborhood in Paris or Marseille. She was decidedly French, one of the Richburgs recently home from the Navy, said. He was right. Or at least Bessie Gibbs, the bright-eyed, playfully bawdy proprietor of the Island Hotel, thought so. For thats where the young woman went, marching down o Dock Street to 1st, then up B to 2nd, the main corridor over the sandy spine of the key. Her slender brown legs striding from her cotton dress, she wore Mediterranean-style sandals that Richburg said could only be purchased from vendors stalls along the beaches of the Cte dAzur. She walked no Mitchs Gold & Diamonds sashayed as a McCain said up to the big hotel, standing with its thick walls of tabby, mortar and shell in a classic sea-island style. e restaurant, too, was popular then, as was the hotels Neptune Bar wherein about that time a certain rowdy, famous actor would sometimes hold court. Richard Boone was an early television star, his Have Gun Will Travel TV show immensely popular until 1957. He was tall and ruggedly handsome with his craggy face and deep, rich voice. Tough and sophisticated as his own screen image, Boone was still playing strong parts in movies now and again. Recently thered been three in which hed costarred with John Wayne. But Boone had happened on Cedar Key a few years earlier while making a boat trip of his own down the Suwannee, then along the Gulf Coast to St Pete. Immediately enamored of the remote, rustic shing village and the privacy a orded him there, Boone and his wife returned for stays with his gal pal, Bessie Gibbs at the Island Hotel. In the cool of the mornings he generally tapped away at screenplays or biographical sketches and drank at the Neptune in the late afternoons. e locals were his pals, too, and let him be more interested in the weather and life on the water than in exploiting his Hollywood fame. So it was that Richard Boone was at the bar in the Neptune when the servant girl entered the lobby that day his distinctive laughter booming from among the rest. e girl approached Bessie Gibbs who was con ned to a wheelchair by then, sitting in front of the desk in the lobby with the obvious air of being proprietress of the place. e younger womans accent cooed of French. She asked about the restaurant and wanted to know if there might be plates she could take out? Bessie had caught wind, of course, of the mystery sloop the girl mentioned. Word of the Esmeralda and the enigmatic woman aboard were already rampant around the island where islanders had taken to identifying the mystery woman as Esmeralda, too. So Bessie knew as much and as little about the woman and the nely trimmed boat as any of the rest. She put a restaurant menu in the servant girls small hand and gazed up attentively as she read and mouthed the names of the appetizers or hors doeuvres not entres as appetizers were also called in France. It had all been very confusing at rst, but now the young woman understood that an entre in the States was the main course and not hors doeuvres as in France. So soon she recited three complete orders to the waitress Bessie had called out, ordering rapidly and e ciently in a con dent, softly-spoken voice. Richard Boone pushed back from where he sat swapping stories with the other men in the bar. In the lobby he saw the servant girl returning the menu to Bessie Gibbs. He didnt interrupt the tale being told by one of the crabbers standing near, but furrowed his brow as he drew upon his cigar and wondered by what strange sequence of events the French girl might be standing there in the lobby of the Island Hotel on Cedar Key. Next Week the continuation of Esmeralda. (Bessie Gibbs and Richard Boone are authentic portrayals. e surnames of certain enduring Cedar Key families are a ectionately listed, though the circumstances of the story involving all are ctional. All other characters are ctitious and no reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred.)More Will Irby stories can be found at will-irby-books.com Island Hotel, Cedar Key. Florida Archives Actor Richard Boone Bessie Gibbs, Island Hotel
The Levy County Journal4AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Playing With Words Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateWould anyone work to support themselves or their families -and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else? A few people may be taken in by the words of con men, here and there, but the larger tragedy is that millions more are taken in by the words of politicians, the top-of-the-line con men. How do politicians con people out of their money? One example can be found in a recent article titled e AutismWelfare Nexus by Paul Sperry in Investors Business Daily. Genuine autism is a truly tragic condition, both for those a icted by it and for their parents. Few people would have any problem with the idea that both voluntary donations and government expenditures are well spent to help those su ering from autism. Autism, however, has been sweepingly rede ned over the years. What was discovered and de ned as autism back in 1943 is just one of a number of conditions now included as being part of the autism spectrum. Many, if not most, of these conditions are nowhere near as severe as autism, or even as clearly de ned. e growing number of children encompassed by a wider and looser de nition of autism has been trumpeted across the land through the media as an epidemic of increasing numbers of cases of autism. Before 1990, 1 child out of 2,500 was said to be autistic. is year, it is said to be 1 out of 88. As Paul Sperry points out in IBD, the number of language disorder cases have fallen as autism cases have risen, suggesting one disorder has simply been substituted for another. Having heard, over the years, from many parents of late-talking children that they have been urged to let their children be diagnosed as autistic, in order to get either government money or insurance money to pay for language problems, I am not the least bit surprised by Sperrys ndings. Every dollar spent on children falsely labeled autistic is a dollar lost -and urgently needed -in dealing with the severe problems of genuinely autistic children. But money added to the federal budget for autism is money that can be given to people, in the expectation of getting their vote at election time. Another example of words substituting for realities was a front page story in the May 24th issue of USA Today, showing that the o cial statistics on the national debt only count about one-fourth of what the federal government actually owes. Even the staggering o cial national debt is literally not half the story. Under ordinary accounting rules and laws, the money promised to people as pensions when they retire has to be counted as part of the debts of a business or other organization. But, since Congress makes the laws, the trillions of dollars owed to people who have paid into Social Security do not have to be counted as part of the federal governments debts. When you or I owe money, we are in debt -and face consequences if we dont pay up. But we are not the federal government and cannot write our own accounting laws. Perhaps the biggest frauds committed by rede ning words are the many fraudulent uses of the word poor. For most of the history of the human race, there was no problem in de ning who were the poor. ey were people without enough to eat, often without adequate clothing to protect them from the elements, and usually people who lived packed in like sardines in living quarters without adequate ventilation in the summer or adequate heat in the winter, and perhaps also lacking in such things as electricity or adequate sewage disposal. Today, most of the o cially de ned poor have none of these problems, and most today have amenities such as air conditioning, a car or truck, a microwave oven and many other things that once de ned a middle class lifestyle. Americans in poverty today have more living space than the average European. Why are they called poor then? For the same reason that autism, the national debt and many other things are rede ned in completely misleading ways -namely, to justify draining more money from the public in taxes, expanding the government, and allowing politicians to give handouts to people who are expected to vote for their reelection. If we keep buying it, politicians will keep selling it. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COMWho Will Protect the Freedom To Blog? OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateFree speech is under re. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant who is now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles? On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Chambliss decried the harassing and frightening actions of Internet menaces who recently have gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists. GOP Rep. Kenny Marchant of Texas added his voice, telling Holder in a statement that he is very afraid of the potential chilling e ects that these reported actions may have in silencing individuals who would otherwise be inclined to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech. And the American Center for Law and Justice, a leading conservative free speech public interest law rm, announced it was providing legal representation to the National Bloggers Club -a new media association that has provided support and raised funds for targets of this coordinated harassment. (Full disclosure: I volunteer on the National Bloggers Club board of directors.) e ACLJ described the importance of the case very simply: Free speech is under attack. Chambliss and Marchant called speci c attention to one terrifying tactic against these bloggers: SWAT-ting. ese hoaxes occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a targets home. Callers disguise their true identities and locations in order to provoke a potentially deadly SWAT/police response descending upon the targets homes. As online conservatives -and now ABC News -have reported, recent SWAT-ting victims include New Jersey-based Mike Stack, a blogger and Twitter user targeted last summer after helping to expose disgraced former N.Y. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiners shady social media activities; California blogger Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorneys O ce who recently posted a bone-chilling account and audio of his summer 2011 SWAT-ting on his blog, Patterico.com; and CNN contributor and RedState.com managing editor Erick Erickson, whose Georgia home was targeted by a faker claiming an accidental shooting there late last month. A common thread among these and other online targets: ey all have published web links, commentary or investigative pieces related to Brett Kimberlin, the infamous Speedway Bomber. In 1978, Kimberlin was sentenced to more than 50 years in federal prison for drug dealing, impersonating a federal o cer and a weeklong bombing spree in Speedway, Ind. e violent crimes left one victim so severely injured that he committed suicide. A civil court awarded the widow of the victim, Carl DeLong, $1.6 million. Kimberlin was released from jail in 2001, but has yet to pay up. Investigative journalist/researcher Mandy Nagy, who blogs for the late Andrew Breitbarts Internet media powerhouse, Breitbart.com, dared to chronicle Kimberlins lucrative business and political ventures over the past two years. Kimberlin has a large hand in two well-funded out ts, Velvet Revolution and the Justice rough Music Project, that have received funding from the likes of George Soros Tides Foundation and left-wing activist and singer Barbra Streisand. e charitable groups have viciously attacked prominent conservative individuals and groups, including Breitbart, investigative journalist James OKeefe and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Nagy has been hounded relentlessly online and falsely accused of wild criminal conspiracies by Kimberlin associates for blowing the whistle on his shady online network.After providing brief pro bono legal services to a liberal blogger who refused to whitewash Kimberlins past, conservative blogger and lawyer Aaron Walker lost his job. His employer was terri ed by the thought of Kimberlin bombing his o ce and also red Walkers wife, who had worked for the same rm. Walker is embroiled in Kafkaesque, free speech-squelching litigation with serial lawsuit- ler Kimberlin in Maryland. Last week, an inept judge who admitted abject ignorance about the Internet -and appalling apathy toward key free-speech Supreme Court cases -essentially gagged Walker from exercising his First Amendment rights and blogging about Kimberlin. Kimberlin pulled o a snow job in court, bizarrely claiming that an independent online e ort to support Walker and expose Kimberlins past amounted to a criminal terror campaign against him. Renowned constitutional law professor Eugene Volokh of UCLA is providing pro bono help to appeal the order against Walker. National Bloggers Club President Ali Akbar was targeted for spearheading charity e orts for Kimberlin targets; stalkers publicized his mothers home, and Texas authorities are now investigating. Another conservative blogger who had the audacity to report on Walkers plight, Robert Stacy McCain, was forced to move out of his home last month after Kimberlin phoned his wifes employer and intimidated his family. Never in the eight years that I have worked as an independent blogger have I seen such a concerted threat to the fundamental right of citizen journalists to speak their minds freely and without fear of bodily harm. As former Justice Department o cial J. Christian Adams points out, it is a federal violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 241 to conspire to deprive someone of his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Members of Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution -all of it. Who means it? Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. 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Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 By Thomas SowellIt bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a socialist. He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard de nition of socialism. What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. at way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector. Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. is is far preferable, from Obamas point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time. Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous -something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague. us the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the greed of the insurance companies. e same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations. One of the reasons why both pro-Obama and anti-Obama observers may be reluctant to see him as fascist is that both tend to accept the prevailing notion that fascism is on the political right, while it is obvious that Obama is on the political left. Back in the 1920s, however, when fascism was a new political development, it was widely -and correctly -regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldbergs great book Liberal Fascism cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the lefts embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s. Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left. It was in the 1930s, when ugly internal and international actions by Hitler and Mussolini repelled the world, that the left distanced themselves from fascism and its Nazi o shoot -and verbally transferred these totalitarian dictatorships to the right, saddling their opponents with these pariahs. What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people -like themselves -need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government at. e lefts vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves, as superior beings pursuing superior ends. In the United States, however, this vision con icts with a Constitution that begins, We the People... at is why the left has for more than a century been trying to get the Constitutions limitations on government loosened or evaded by judges new interpretations, based on notions of a living Constitution that will take decisions out of the hands of We the People, and transfer those decisions to our betters. e self- attery of the vision of the left also gives its true believers a huge ego stake in that vision, which means that mere facts are unlikely to make them reconsider, regardless of what evidence piles up against the vision of the left, and regardless of its disastrous consequences. Only our own awareness of the huge stakes involved can save us from the rampaging presumptions of our betters, whether they are called socialists or fascists. So long as we buy their heady rhetoric, we are selling our birthright of freedom. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COMLetter to EditorSocialist or Fascist?
The Levy County Journal 5AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Clerk of CourtWilbur F Dean (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-486-4420 email@example.com *Danny J Shipp (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 352-221-5276County Commission, District 1Jason Kennedy (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-317-1041 firstname.lastname@example.org John Meeks (Rep) Archer FL 32618 352-486-2762 email@example.com Jaime Gri n (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 404-797-5334 firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Commission, District 3Joseph Cino Jr (Rep) Inglis FL 34449 352-447-4017 email@example.com Mike Joyner (Rep) Morriston FL 32668 352-572-4098 Al Macri (Dem) Morriston FL 32668 352-528-2523 firstname.lastname@example.org Darryl Diamond (Rep) Inglis, FL 34449 352-447-4442 email@example.comCounty Commission, District 5*Danny Stevens (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-538-4263County Judge*James T Browning (NP) Morriston FL 32668 352-281-4045 firstname.lastname@example.org Cyndee Munkittrick (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-9007 email@example.comProperty Appraiser*Osborn Barker (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-1394 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Board, District 2Avery Baker (NP) Chie and, FL 32626 352-214-0511 email@example.com Christopher Cowart (NP) Cedar Key FL 32625 352-231-3451 firstname.lastname@example.org Billy Hinote (NP) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-0601 email@example.com Kyle Quincey (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-4856 firstname.lastname@example.org Marissa DeHaven (NP) Cedar Key, FL 352-543-6788 email@example.com Sandra Worthington Hodge (NP) Chie and, FL 352-535-5414School Board, District 4*Paige Brookins (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-7882 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Superintendent*Robert Hastings (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-221-2668 email@example.com Cindy Roach (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 352-949-0305 firstname.lastname@example.orgSheri Bobby McCallum (Rep) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-2811 email@example.com Evan Sullivan (Rep) Williston FL 32696 352-484-5993 firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Sullivan (NP) Bronson, FL 32621 352-577-5389 Noel Desmond (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-493-0979 noelchie email@example.comSupervisor of ElectionsTammy Jones (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-665-2475 firstname.lastname@example.org Brooke Ward (Rep) Trenton, FL 32693 352-535-5337 email@example.comTax Collector*Linda Fugate (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-577-4028 firstname.lastname@example.org = Incumbent Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Ages Also Ants Balls Barbecue Bill Bits Bolt Bride Bruised Bursts Cart Coals Craft Dances Decade Ears Ease Eats Fair False Fifty Fish Flap Floor Flown Foul Glove High Inks Word SearchJump Lays Limb List Living Mails Meet Mend Move Nicer Number Nuts Obtained O ce Oiled Oils Original Owls Peas PossessLevy County 2012 CandidatesSpecial Events Resolution continued from page 1A Important Voting Information for Levy County Primary Election: August 14, 2012 Early Voting: Aug. 4 through Aug. 11 Mon. Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 421 S Court Street in Bronson. Election Day: Aug. 14 Tues. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voter registration deadline: July 16, 2012. General Election : November 6, 2012 Early Voting: Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 Mon Sat 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Election Day: Nov. 6 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voter registration deadline: October 9, 2012. ere are three ways to cast your ballot: by mail, at an early voting location or at your precinct on Election Day. Forms of photo identi cation accepted at polling places include: Florida drivers license, Florida identi cation card issued by the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, U.S. passport, Debit or Credit card, Military ID, Student ID, Retirement center ID, Neighborhood Association ID, Public Assistance ID. computer tips When we use our computers to get onto the internet, we type the website address where we want to go to a particular website and voil, a page opens up to that site for us to visit, play games, browse sale articles, etc. In 2007 millions of Windows and Mac computers worldwide became infected with a trojan called DNSChanger. Instead of your computer going to the website you had selected, the DNSChanger caused the computer to be redirected to a server under the control of cybercriminals. ese servers would push web ads, resulting in millions of dollars going to the cybercriminals. Last year the FBI was successful in arresting individuals responsible and seized over 100 servers used by these criminals, e ectively breaking up the crime ring. However, because of the number of people infected, the criminals servers were kept online so as to not disrupt the web activities of those infected. e servers, however, no longer showed the illegal ads. Unfortunately, due to the cost of running these servers, a deadline of July 8th was set to shut these servers down. Once that happens, computers that are still infected will no longer have a server to connect to, and so will be unable to go online. According to Forbes magazine, Google is taking steps to alert users to this possible problem. Google search will soon include a special message that will appear at the top of the page. It will say Your Computer appears to be infected. We believe that your computer is infected with malicious software. If you dont take action, you might not be able to connect to the internet in the future. It will have a link to click to learn more on how to remove this software. ere is also a website you can visit that is designed to recognize if your computer is infected with the DNSChanger000 Malware: http://www.dns-ok.us/. If your computer is ok, it will show a Green DNS Resolution= Green picture, and tell you Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly. If your computer is infected you will still get to this site without redirection and then you will see a red background. If you believe that your computer is infected with DNSChanger, Forbes has provided additional information of how to remove the malware in their April 23, 2012 article just go to the following address for a list of available removal tools: http://www.forbes.com/ sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/04/23/ fbi-disinfect-your-computer-or-risk-losinginternet-access-come-july/ Dont delay check this out today! If you have any questions contact your local computer repair shop for more assistance. Avoid Internet Disconnect July 9th, 2012Rafts Rink Riots Role Room Scout Self Sell Simply Site Stack Target is Train Twos Urged Vein Votes ZincPart of the compliance with the permit regulation is properly estimating the number of people at the event. Once again, Eerie Acres Watson had di culty with that. Bottom line answer to that is: if you underestimate the number of people you are in violation with a $250 ne and have to turn people away, make an immediate emergency plea to the county or take your chances with getting caught. e dividing line is 300 people per 24 hour period. You can apply to permit the 300 or more than 300 which quali es you to take the permit process before the Board of County Commissioners, yet another step. Tired of reading all this. ere is more but we will stop at this. And the end result of all this county attorney and sta work? According to Commissioner Bell: Before we get a vote, rst of all I would like to thank the sta for all their tireless e ort in getting this project completed because I was very determined to get this completed when I came into o ce. It came up several times and this is kind of my baby so I was really pushing it forward. Since it rst came up a year and a half ago Ive done a lot of additional research to try to get an education on the problems and I kind of nd myself in a di erent place with the additional stu I received. I realize that the ordinance on our books, in a way, is only going to punish the law-abiding citizens if we change it because we currently have enough ordinances and restrictions on the books to achieve what we want to. No matter how many ordinances and proclamations we adopt, until we get a law enforcement arm with enough gumption to enforce the law and ordinances that we have we are only punishing the good people and the outlaws will continue to prevail. But at this time, after further research, I feel it is unjust for our citizens to further restrict the way that they use their time and their land because a few outlaws cannot be controlled by our current sheri With this being said I would like to make a motion to table this until we have a bit more review. Seconded by Commissioner Chad Johnson. Motion approved by all. Anne Bast Brown relayed to the commissioners that the current statutes did contain the teeth needed by law enforcement to stop an event in violation. e need for something extra, according to Commissioner Johnson, was ...so that you dont have to be the czar that says you either are or you arent and they leave there thinking he is a dirty rotten scoundrel (speaking of Mr. Corbitt) or we are dirty rotten scoundrels. Commissioner Bell stated that the resolution is tabled for more work. In conclusion, Commissioner Mike Joyner lightened the to and fro dryness of statutes, regulations, federal laws on ood plains and the safety of Levy County residents by proclaiming, I am glad we are talking about these ood zones. I got gophers out there on my property blowing smoke rings its so dry. gator works computing 352-493-1006Ask About Our GWC Pro Care Total Technology Solutions! www.gatorworks.com4 WEST PARK AVENUE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
The Levy County Journal6AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923by Lisa Statham Posteraro roughout the school year, a familiar, oft-seen gure in the 3rd grade pod at Williston Elementary School has been Patricia Izzo. A ectionately nicknamed Daisy by her grandson Anthony Gri th, a 3rd grader in Mary Guinslers class, Izzo has discovered her calling volunteering! Its an incredible experience having a grandparent, especially one so dedicated, help the kids with special cooking projects, said Guinsler. Since the beginning of the year, Izzo has shown up every Friday to sell pickles, a campus-wide fundraising project for the Accelerated Reading Program (ARP). en once a month she would plan a cooking activity for Guinslers students. We just called it Cooking with Daisy, said Guinsler. On this particular Friday after FCAT testing was completed at WES, Izzo planned a food preparation lesson students got to make smoothies! She bought all the ingredients strawberries, blueberries, bananas and orange juice as well as the utilitarian materials for the lesson: plastic knives, paper towels, cups and a blender. Sometimes we cook things we dont know how to cook like smoothies, peanut butter fudge and pumpkin pie, said Anthony. You get to learn how to prepare the food, measure it and then eat it! said Sarah Dykstra. Daisy donates all the ingredients and materials for each food project. Of course, food preparation involves reading, math, science and social studies, explained Guinsler. Daisy always has the students read the recipe, then they measure the ingredients, she added. In addition, for the smoothies they were doubling the recipe and learning about fractions as they cut the strawberries in half or measured part of a cup. ey were using healthy, nutritious ingredients, de nitely part of science. And they discussed the locale where the fruits were grown. Both boys and girls have taken an interest in preparing whatever Daisy plans for them to make. Daisy just loves to cook, and she shares that love with my students. Were very thankful and appreciative to have such a devoted person, concluded a very grateful Guinsler.Cooking with Daisy Aujunae Mincey cuts washed strawberries with Andrea Avila patiently waiting for a plastic knife. Alex Gonzalez, Briar Sha er and Anthony Gri th cut bananas into pieces with Sarah Dykstra. Pat Izzo, or Daisy, oversees the food preparation assembly line. Briar Sha er and Anthony Gri th put bananas on top of the strawberries and blueberries, then orange juice and blend. Romeo Magliulo, Aujunae Mincey and Alex Gonzalez watch Anthony Gri th, who is in charge of the blending of their smoothie while volunteer Demeris Gamble supervises. $99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $35.99 per month ($1,295.64). 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Protect Your Home 3750 Priority Way South Dr., Ste 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240. **Crime data taken from http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/gallery/posters/pdfs/Crime_Clock.p df e Florida Department of Education today released the results of the 2012 FCAT Writing Assessment audit conducted by the Buros Center for Testing as part of the department's annual monitoring of scoring processes. e overall conclusion was that Florida's program "meets best-practice standards in state-wide testing of writing." e report stated that "In general, we believe that this approach to the holistic scoring of essays was professionally done and was in keeping with the best practices of the profession and of the assessment of writing in educational systems." e writing audit was part of the department's ongoing process of assuring the integrity of Florida's accountability program. e department has contracted with the Buros Center for Testing, part of the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, to monitor assessment processes since 2007. ey began reviewing FCAT Writing in spring 2010. 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The Levy County Journal 7AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last weeks Sudoku 110 LOST & FOUND115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 415 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 445 WANT TO BUY540 LIVESTOCK Classifieds Journal Levy County LOST DOG: REWARD Male neutered Boxer/Bull Mastiff missing since May 29 from Fanning Springs area. Tan with white chest, 85 lbs, black collar with tags. Please call: 352-949-6279 or 352949-5448. 6/14Jf115 NOTICESADVERTISER NOTICE The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit and locate any classi ed advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising. --------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS Con dential Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 2557, Chie and, FL. tfnJf ---------AL-ANON MEETINGS IN WILLISTON Join us for Al-Anon meetings on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Midway Plaza located at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt. in Williston. 1-800-851-1795. ftfn --------NARCONON a nonpro t public bene t organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions assessments and more than 11,000 local referrals. 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The Levy County Journal8AJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Save the Manatee Club reminds the Florida boating community to prepare to participate in manatee safety this busy July 4th holiday and beyond. e Club o ers a variety of free public awareness materials to protect the endangered marine mammals. Waterproof banners are free to Florida boaters. ese bright, bold yellow banners act as cautionary signs and alert other boaters when manatees are present in the area with the easy-to-see directive, Please Slow, Manatees Below. Free yellow dock signs for shoreline property owners in Florida, boating decals, and new waterproof waterway cards containing safe boating information are also available from the Club. All provide the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hotline number (1-888-404-3922) for reporting manatee injuries, deaths, or harassment. e free signs, banners, decals, posters, and waterway cards can be obtained by contacting Save the Manatee Club via e-mail at email@example.com, by regular mail at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Manatee Protection Tips for Boaters can be found on the Clubs website at http://www. savethemanatee.org/boatertips.htm. Tracy Colson waves her "Please Slow: Manatees Below" waterproof banner as a manatee surfaces near her kayak on Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida. (Photo by Steve Sapienza) Free Banners for Manatee Safety Ready for 4th of July Holiday My name is Jason Kennedy, Republican, and I am your experienced candidate for Levy County Commissioner, District 1. It has been some time since someone raised and living in District 1 has had the honor of serving his or her constituency. I live in Bronson, where I grew up, and believe there must be time for God and family in my daily schedule. My lovely wife, Becky, and I have enjoyed our married life and have worked together successfully as business owners since 2005. I am the proud father of my beautiful daughter, Ella, and enjoy spending time with my mother, Brenda, and grandmother, Lavonda. My grandfather, Bill Kennedy, who operated a local and successful roo ng contracting business for decades, taught me the value of hard work, honesty and perseverance. I am an owner and operator of Complete Sleep & Furnishings with locations in Gainesville, Lake City, Chie and, and Williston. I also spent several years as general manager of the Burger King restaurant in Chie and. As anyone in business knows, a budget is nite and must be well managed. I bring more than 20 years of hands-on business experience to the people of Levy County. I also have tangible experience serving on the Bronson Town Council for the past 3 years. I understand parliamentary procedures, how to address and balance governmental budgets, and the nesse that is sometimes needed to get the job done right. is experience will allow me to hit the ground running, instead of cowtailing or holding back to learn the ropes. We have a lot of work to do! I have an intimate knowledge of Levy County and especially District 1, where I was raised. Because I am raising a family in Bronson, I like to keep my eyes on the future. I want to use my experience to help Levy County achieve its very best potential moving forward. I want my daughter to grow up enjoying a strong and thriving Levy County. I have purposely made provisions in my business and personal life so I can devote at least half of a business day to Levy County business. I strongly feel that making myself available will be advantageous for the citizens of Levy County. I am of the opinion that a lesser time commitment is not conducive to solid motives and good leadership. It is important that our countys leadership set the stage and lay groundwork for a brighter future that will attract clean industry, create a stable environment for business, and help Levy County citizens achieve and maintain their own American Dream. It is also important to help preserve and further develop existing industry in Levy County. Good communication between Levy County and all municipalities, special districts, and local agencies will be a key component in unlocking our potential. Preserving our countys beauty and natural resources is important to us all. rough open communication and dedication to solving problems and creating solutions, a balance between growth, industry, and preservation can be achieved that will be just right for our county and its resources. Because of my solid experience in business and government, and my dedication and honesty, I am the right choice for strong representation and accountability for Levy County. If you take anything from this platform, please focus on this: My philosophy in all actions is to ask of the topic or situation two questions: 1) Will this action bring e ciency to our budget and/or operations? 2) Will this action boost value and service to our citizens? I look forward to seeing you at the polls August 14th and November 6th. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you on any issue, to listen to your concerns, and to earn your vote.Jason Kennedy Seeks District 1 Commission Seat in Levy County Please join us to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary ofBetty Ann & Bill ArnoldSaturday, June 23rd 2:00 4:00 p.m. Whitehurst Lodge 9820 SW County Road 346 Archer, Florida 32618 Given by their family. Your presence is gift enough.No local invitations will be sent. 50th Wedding Anniversary
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 50 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION B Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Found Photo In the Fall of 2003, a Levy County Journal sta er discovered a white box full of photographs that may or may not have run in earlier editions of the newspaper. e box was unmarked, and the photographs remain unidenti ed and unclaimed. Hence the name of our feature: Found Photo. We ask our readers to take a look and see if they can identify the folks in the photo, as well as the story behind it.Bronsons Own Job Well Done Never Too LateCongratulations to Teresia K. Dean Dulaney Graduated from Bronson High School with honors in 1980; Finished her AA degree at Santa Fe Community College in early 80s; Went back to continue and nish her education and Graduated April 2012 from Grand Canyon University of Phoenix with Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education Graduating Summa cum Laude with a 4.0 grade score. Teresia is the daughter of John Morris and Sandra Dean of Bronson. Teresia is married to John Dulaney of Bronson and they have two sons, Jack and Tommy Dulaney. Teresia will be teaching at Vision Christian Academy in the Raleigh/Williston area. Teresias parents and family wanted to give her a special congratulations for all her hard work and commitment. God helped you through a challenge and you did it all the way. We are so proud of you. Mom, Dad, Karen and all the family. By Cheron Benton In a three day, 3-game sweep, the Williston 8U All Stars brought home the District Championship from last weekends tournament in Hawthorne. In their rst game the All Stars came from 6 runs behind to win with a score of 9-8 moving the team into the winners bracket. e second game in the series proved to be an easier win with a score of 14-4 keeping the boys in the winners bracket and advancing the team to Sundays Championship game. Battling Sunday against the team they faced in their rst game, the Williston All Stars pulled o a 5-4 win to take the series and claim the coveted District Championship!Williston 8U All Stars win District ChampionshipHead Coach Troy Battle along with Assistant Coaches Cecil Benton and Garrett Carlisle are proud of All Stars Kyle Asbell, Trey Battle, Carter Benton, Nolan Benton, Hunter Bullock, Aiden Carlisle, Austin Coleman, Logan Head, Anthony Piccirello, Talin Sandquist, and Coye Welborn. Photo courtesy of Cheron Benton. e Bronson Youth League had a great meeting on June 5th with plenty more than the usual crowd attending. Parents and families came to participate in the local sports-a-thon going on in Bronson. e BYL is a league of di erent sports and di erent families and the Town of Bronson all working together to provide a safe place to play, events to develop skills and social interaction to help build characters. From basketball to baseball, football, ag football, soccer, softball, and cheerleading there is something for everyone. Football, ag football and cheerleading signups start on Sat. June 16 at the Bronson Dollar General Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on over and sign up to make this a season to remember in Bronson. Last week the baseball series got seriously rained out by Beryl but no one is complaining about the much needed rain. So, come out on Sat. June 16 for the Levy County World Series Little League games at the Bronson Sports Complex starting at 9 a.m. ere will be 8 games including Bronson, Chie and, Williston, Cedar Key and a Citra team. An Awards Ceremony will be happening for the 2011 season on June 30 for football, ag football, baseball, softball and cheerleading at the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with hamburgers and hot dogs served. ere will also be 2 bounce houses. Lots of local fun for all the families and players. e next meeting of the Bronson Youth League will be July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson. For more information on the Bronson Youth League call: 352/256-9330 or email: email@example.com information provided by BYL President Joe MarkhamBronson Youth League Sports and Lots of Them e hurricane season o cially begins June 1, but there have been two named storms already in 2012. Progress Energy Floridas storm response is ready year-around for whatever Mother Nature brings. Progress Energy has a detailed plan in place to activate employees directly involved with power restoration quickly and decisively in response to major storms. e plan also enables the company to mobilize thousands of other employees who train outside their normal jobs for storm-speci c duties in support of restoration e orts. While the forecasters are calling for a less active hurricane season this year, it only takes one to disrupt our lives, so we work to prepare for every scenario, said Vincent Dolan, president and CEO of Progress Energy Florida. Were prepared to respond in the event that major storms damage the electric system that our customers depend on. We know our customers rely on us to keep them informed and restore service quickly after storms. Progress Energy works year-round to maintain the company's 35-county, 20,000 square-mile service area. In 2011 alone, Progress Energy invested thousands of sta hours and more than $162 million to strengthen its Florida system against storms. is includes the replacement of poles and other equipment upgrades to minimize the likelihood of outages when storms strike. is companywide focus has enabled Progress Energy to reduce outage times and speed restoration signi cantly over the years. Options for reporting and tracking outages Progress Energy introduced a new tool in advance of the 2011 hurricane season to help customers report power outages more easily. In addition to its automated outage reporting phone line, the utility has expanded its online resources to allow customers to report outages using computers and compatible mobile devices. From January 2011 through mid-May of this year, Progress Energy customers have used the companys website more than 8,000 times to report outages. Customers can also call Progress Energys automated outage reporting line at 1-800-228-8485. Progress Energys automated outage reporting system is capable of handling more than 120,000 calls per hour. For information on all of the utilitys outage reporting options, visit progress-energy.com/storm. Progress Energy encourages customers interested in using mobile devices or computers to report outages to register in advance of storm season. Customers will need their account number, located on their bill, to register. To keep customers informed following a storm, the company has developed an online outage map showing upto-date information about current outages and estimated restoration times. e outage map can be viewed at www. progress-energy.com/outagemap. Progress Energy also sends updates on storm-related outage restorations via Twitter and Facebook. Customers can follow Progress Energy at www.twitter.com/progressenergy and www.facebook.com/ProgressEnergyFlorida. Tips to stay ahead of the storm Progress Energy urges customers to take steps now to be prepared in advance of hurricane season: Create (or inventory and update) an emergency supply kit containing the following items: portable radio with fresh batteries, ashlight, rst-aid kit, non-cordless landline phone, canned or packaged food that can be prepared without cooking or refrigeration, several days' supply of drinking water, medicine and cash. Review your insurance policy and put a copy in your supply kit along with copies of other important paperwork. If you or someone you provide care for relies on electricpowered life-support equipment, make plans to move him to a facility outside the storm's projected path to avoid the risk of an extended power outage. Review your evacuation plan and decide where you will stay if you need to leave your home. Don't forget to include your pets in the plan. Many shelters dont accept animals. Check outside your home for trees or shrubs that need to be trimmed or appear weak. Call a professional to trim any trees or shrubs near power lines. For additional storm information and safety tips, visit the Progress Energy website at www.progress-energy.com/storm.Progress Energy Prepared for 2012 Hurricane SeasonCustomers can report outages by telephone, online and by mobile device Bronson Football Schedule 2012Bronson Middle School Date Opponent Home/Away Time9-11 P.K. Yonge Home 6:00 9-18 St. Patricks Home 6:00 9-25 Keystone Away 6:00 10-2 Oak Hall Away 6:00 10-16 Ocala Christian Home 6:00 10-23 Ruth Raines Home 6:00 Bronson High School VarsityDate Opponent Home/Away Time8-24 Oak Hall Away 7:30 8-31 St. John Home 7:30 9-14 Seven Rivers Away 7:00 9-21 Bishop Snyder Away 7:30 9-28 Legacy Charter Homecoming 7:30 10-5 Trenton* Away 7:30 10-12 Branford* Home 7:30 10-19 Hillard* Home 7:30 10-26 Hawthorne* Away 7:30 11-2 Bell* Home 7:30 11-9 Aucilla Christian Away 7:00 e
The Levy County Journal2BJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONFree Dinner and a Program June 15 e Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to a free dinner and program about Hurricane Preparedness on Friday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. e Director of Levy County Emergency Management, Mark Johnson, will present the program. We welcome all to come and enjoy the food and get information to safeguard your property and family in the event of a hurricane. If you plan to attend, please call 352/486-4094, 486-2649, or 486-2281 and let us know your rst name, phone number and how many will be attending. If no one answers, please leave a message. Bronson Town Council Meeting June 18 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or laci_ email@example.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting June 18 e Otter Creek Town Council will meet on June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 555 SW 2nd Ave, Otter Creek, FL 32683 For more information call: (352) 486-4766.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Public Library Presents Dolphin Research June 14Stefanie Gazda, our dolphin researcher from the University of Massachusetts, is here in Cedar Key with her Cedar Key Dolphin Project research team for six weeks. Team members will give an informative presentation of their work on ursday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the Cedar Key Public Library. Friends and volunteers will provide light refreshments, and there will be time to meet and greet the team members.Cedar Key City Council Meeting June 19 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall with the next meeting on June 5. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132.Cedar Key Arts CenterJuly 16-27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Summer Visual Arts Education. Learn from the professionals: ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, alternative photography First grade to high school students eligible; Small materials fee may apply (scholarships available); Register prior to June 11 at the KeyHole in Cedar Key; Limited enrollment July 2-31 from 1 to 4 p.m. Art erapy/Art Education Study. Eligible participants who complete the study will receive a gift certi cate for Michaels Arts and Crafts; Middle-school to high school students eligible; Free; Contact Alexandria Zettler (email@example.com) prior to June 11 for screening/ permission; Limited enrollment July 17-27 from 9 11:30 a.m. daily-A Childrens Summer Art Program at Cedar Key Arts Center for 1st through 12th graders is planned. Come and learn from the experts about ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography etc. ere will be an exhibit of students work on Friday, July 27. Registration forms are available at the Cedar Keyhole, Chamber of Commerce or contact Kathy Hudson at Cedar Key School. Enrollment is limited and deadline is June 11, 2012. ere is a ($20) materials cost, but scholarships are available, just ask. Come join the summer art program fun!!!Grief and Loss Class Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss class the second Wednesday of every month at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 800/677-5428. YANKEETOWN-INGLISZumbaLooking for a fun way to get in your exercise? Look no further than your friendly Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club and join in the fun that is Zumba. e invigorating classes, open to the public, are held Tues. and urs. mornings at 9 a.m. and Mon. and Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. in air conditioned comfort all summer long. No fee just a donation to cover electric. For more information call 352-447-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgYankeetown Town Meetings Special June 18 e next meeting will be a Special Council Meeting on June 18 at 7 p.m. with the workshop following at 7:05 p.m. Regular Council meeting will be July 2 at 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning Regular meeting is July 3 at 6:30 p.m. On July 16 there will be a Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m. with a Tentative Special Council meeting at 7 p.m. e Board of Trustees will meet on July 18 at 5:45 p.m. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/447-2511Inglis Council Meeting July 10 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on July 10 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. NOTE: the website at towno nglis.org is currently under construction.FWGP Sets Photo Shoot Dates for WGP July 1Friends of e Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (FWGP) is holding a series of fundraising events on Sunday, July 1, and Friday, August 10. FWGP will host unique photo opportunities at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP), 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. Amateur or professional photographers have an opportunity to take sunset photos from the thirty-foot observation tower. e gate usually closes at sunset but for these three evenings, the Preserve will remain open until 45 minutes after sunset. e WGP has wonderful, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, coastal salt marshes, and coastal islands. Combine this with our Florida sunset to get some of the best photo shots of the Nature Coast. ese special events are open to all with a $10 donation. All proceeds will go to the Ellie Schiller Education Center at the Preserve. For more information visit our website at http:// withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com or call 352/447-6152.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONWilliston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-3427525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Williston City Council Meets June 19 e Williston City Council will be meeting at City Hall on Tues. June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 14 Low 4:21 AM 1.7 6:33 AM Rise 3:00 AM 27 14 High 10:35 AM 3.7 8:32 PM Set 4:27 PM 14 Low 5:52 PM 0.5 F 15 High 12:11 AM 2.9 6:33 AM Rise 3:36 AM 19 15 Low 5:19 AM 1.8 8:33 PM Set 5:20 PM 15 High 11:21 AM 3.9 15 Low 6:42 PM 0.2 Sa 16 High 1:05 AM 3 6:33 AM Rise 4:15 AM 12 16 Low 6:10 AM 1.8 8:33 PM Set 6:12 PM 16 High 12:04 PM 4 16 Low 7:25 PM 0 Su 17 High 1:51 AM 3.1 6:33 AM Rise 4:58 AM 6 17 Low 6:55 AM 1.8 8:33 PM Set 7:04 PM 17 High 12:44 PM 4.1 17 Low 8:04 PM -0.1 M 18 High 2:31 AM 3.2 6:33 AM Rise 5:44 AM 2 18 Low 7:37 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 7:54 PM 18 High 1:22 PM 4.2 18 Low 8:40 PM -0.2 Tu 19 High 3:07 AM 3.3 6:33 AM Rise 6:34 AM 0 19 Low 8:16 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 8:41 PM 19 High 1:58 PM 4.2 19 Low 9:14 PM -0.2 W 20 High 3:42 AM 3.3 6:34 AM Rise 7:27 AM 0 20 Low 8:55 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 9:26 PM 20 High 2:34 PM 4.2 20 Low 9:47 PM -0.2 Suwannee River EntranceTh 14 Low 4:39 AM 1.6 6:33 AM Rise 3:00 AM 27 14 High 10:41 AM 3.3 8:33 PM Set 4:28 PM 14 Low 6:10 PM 0.5 F 15 High 12:17 AM 2.6 6:33 AM Rise 3:36 AM 19 15 Low 5:37 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 5:20 PM 15 High 11:27 AM 3.4 15 Low 7:00 PM 0.2 Sa 16 High 1:11 AM 2.6 6:33 AM Rise 4:15 AM 12 16 Low 6:28 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 6:13 PM 16 High 12:10 PM 3.5 16 Low 7:43 PM 0 Su 17 High 1:57 AM 2.7 6:33 AM Rise 4:58 AM 6 17 Low 7:13 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Set 7:05 PM 17 High 12:50 PM 3.6 17 Low 8:22 PM -0.1 M 18 High 2:37 AM 2.8 6:33 AM Rise 5:44 AM 2 18 Low 7:55 AM 1.6 8:34 PM Set 7:55 PM 18 High 1:28 PM 3.7 18 Low 8:58 PM -0.2 Tu 19 High 3:13 AM 2.9 6:33 AM Rise 6:34 AM 0 19 Low 8:34 AM 1.6 8:35 PM Set 8:42 PM 19 High 2:04 PM 3.7 19 Low 9:32 PM -0.2 W 20 High 3:48 AM 2.9 6:34 AM Rise 7:28 AM 0 20 Low 9:13 AM 1.6 8:35 PM Set 9:27 PM 20 High 2:40 PM 3.7 20 Low 10:05 PM -0.2 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 14 Low 5:16 AM 1.6 6:32 AM Rise 2:59 AM 27 14 High 10:42 AM 3.4 8:31 PM Set 4:26 PM 14 Low 6:47 PM 0.5 F 15 High 12:18 AM 2.6 6:32 AM Rise 3:35 AM 19 15 Low 6:14 AM 1.7 8:31 PM Set 5:18 PM 15 High 11:28 AM 3.5 15 Low 7:37 PM 0.2 Sa 16 High 1:12 AM 2.7 6:32 AM Rise 4:14 AM 12 16 Low 7:05 AM 1.7 8:32 PM Set 6:11 PM 16 High 12:11 PM 3.6 16 Low 8:20 PM 0 Su 17 High 1:58 AM 2.8 6:32 AM Rise 4:57 AM 6 17 Low 7:50 AM 1.7 8:32 PM Set 7:02 PM 17 High 12:51 PM 3.7 17 Low 8:59 PM -0.1 M 18 High 2:38 AM 2.9 6:32 AM Rise 5:43 AM 2 18 Low 8:32 AM 1.6 8:32 PM Set 7:53 PM 18 High 1:29 PM 3.8 18 Low 9:35 PM -0.2 Tu 19 High 3:14 AM 3 6:33 AM Rise 6:33 AM 0 19 Low 9:11 AM 1.6 8:32 PM Set 8:40 PM 19 High 2:05 PM 3.8 19 Low 10:09 PM -0.2 W 20 High 3:49 AM 3 6:33 AM Rise 7:27 AM 0 20 Low 9:50 AM 1.6 8:33 PM Set 9:25 PM 20 High 2:41 PM 3.8 20 Low 10:42 PM -0.2 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 5% 0% 1% Steers under 600 lbs 38% 40% 40% Heifers over 600 lbs 5% 0% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 36% 32 %t 32% Feeder cows 5% 6% 3% Slaughter cows 8% 20% 20% Bulls 3 %t 2% 3%Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 905-1165 1021 88.00-93.50 90.11 1030-1155 1086 93.00-95.50 94.38 HD 1210-1585 1366 86.00-94.00 90.56 1200-1585 1418 93.00-97.50 95.41 HD 1625-1855 1703 86.00-92.50 89.99 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 905-1125 999 81.50-91.00 87.19 1200-1530 1337 90.00-95.00 92.13 Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 980-1180 1026 83.00-88.00 85.3 980-1120 1050 79.00-83.00 80.87 LD Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1205-1485 1320 99.00-110.00 105.74 1390-1495 1430 98.00-102.00 99.49 LD 1560-2205 1934 106.00-113.00 109.56 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-240 216 250.00-295.00 279.22 255-285 271 210.00-240.00 221.82 300-345 318 186.00-217.00 202.05 350-390 367 176.00-202.00 189.77 400-440 424 172.00-200.00 184.47 455-490 468 154.00-187.00 165.29 505-545 523 150.00-165.00 156.35 560-590 577 150.00-157.00 152.61 604-647 621 152.00-154.00 153.19 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 215-235 229 195.00-220.00 209.12 255-295 280 175.00-207.00 193.14 300-345 326 170.00-197.00 184.78 350-390 370 164.00-182.00 174.95 400-449 432 158.00-180.00 168.07 450-490 471 146.00-165.00 155.3 500-535 519 140.00-155.00 149.28 565-580 573 128.00-140.00 134.08 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-240 226 180.00-192.00 185.04 255-290 266 177.00-195.00 182.82 300-345 325 168.00-185.00 174.84 350-395 379 157.00-178.00 165.62 400-440 431 152.50-165.00 158.07 455-490 471 146.00-159.00 154.95 505-545 522 147.00-155.00 151.25 620-640 627 137.00-140.00 137.6 650-670 656 125.00-130.00 126.99 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 227 170.00-185.00 180.32 250-285 268 170.00-178.00 173.53 305-345 327 155.00-170.00 165.35 350-391 379 147.00-162.00 155.71 400-445 425 144.00-155.00 147.78 450-495 470 140.00-150.00 144.39 505-535 523 140.00-150.00 144.42 550-595 574 137.00-148.00 143.64 635-640 638 132.00-135.00 133.49 655-695 679 110.00-120.00 115.56 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 935-1090 984 88.00-116.00 99.18 1105 1105 110 110 Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1070-1095 1078 1310.00-1345.00 1321.85 1105-1185 1145 1280.00-1400.00 1342.1 Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1100 1100 875 875Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri June 1, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 8,373 compared to 4,380 last week, and 6,929 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 higher, bulls unevenly steady, feeder steers unevenly steady, heifers 3.00 to 5.00 lower, replacement cows mostly steady.continued on page 3B Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291
The Levy County Journal 3BJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Meetings for the Williston City Council are the rst Tues. after the rst Mon. of the month and every other Tues. after the rst one.Fundraiser for Dogs to Help Veterans June 16Bark-A-Que, the Annual Fundraiser for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. ere will be Live Entertainment by Dixie Highway, the #1 Country Cover Band in the USA. ere will also be a Grand Prize Drawing for Two Round Trip Airline Tickets; a Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Volleyball, Bouncy House and Face Painting. Advance tickets $20, At the Door $25, Children under 5 $5. Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t public charity that rescues, raises, trains and pairs highly skilled, federally protected service dogs that mitigate the challenges of a disability. We are currently training and pairing 230 service dogs for our veterans su ering from the challenges of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). With over 400,000 PTSD veterans currently in treatment, there are 39 of these veterans attempting suicide on a daily basis and 22 of them succeeding because the drugs and therapy arent working. Guardian Angels is at 3251 NE 180th Ave., Williston, FL 32696; Call 352/425-1982 or visit us at: www. medicalservicedogs.comWilliston Independence Day Celebration July 3On Tuesday July 3, 2012, Williston will celebrate Independence Day in hometown style. e annual parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. e parade theme is Made In America. is year we are honoring Mimi Hale as our Grand Marshall with appreciation for serving our community so many years. Following the parade, the gates at the Horsemans Park will open at 6:00 p.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m. ere is no admission fee to this event. A $2.00 donation will be accepted for our JROTC parking attendants. ere will be food, rides for the children, booths, and musical entertainment from local performers such as Javier Hernandez, and the main attraction Shane Wooten Band. Please remember to bring your lawn chairs or blankets. No coolors or pets will be allowed through the gates. e evening will end with a fabulous reworks display at sundown (about 9:30 p.m.) Anyone interested in participating in the parade or have any questions in general, contact, Cyndie McQuaig at City Hall (528-3060). e deadline for parade entries is ursday June 28, 2012 at NOON. Anyone interested in having a booth at the eld, contact Mary Kline at e Chamber of Commerce (528-5552).AARP Chapter 92 Political Forum July 14AARP Chapter 912 is sponsoring a Political Forum for Levy County-wide candidates on Sat., 7/14/12, in the Williston Community Center located in Williston City Hall building. Voter registration will be available on site.CHIEFLANDFriends of the Chie and Library Board to Meet June 14 e Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, at 11:00 a.m. on urs., June 14. is will be the last meeting for the summer. Members, prospective members and guests are welcome at all meetings. For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413 or email at: email@example.comChie and City Council CANCELS Meeting on June 25 e Chie and City Council meets at City Hall on Mondays. Upcoming: Chie and Planning Board to meet June 14 at 6:30 p.m. BUT the City Council meeting on June 25 at 6 p.m. has been CANCELLED. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Earn Your Wings at Amazing Wonders Aviation VBS June 18Encounter Gods awesome power as we y to some of the worlds greatest natural wonders. Along the way kids will hear Bible stories about Gods awesome power and learn how God wants to give us everything we need through His power and to His glory! In this one-week adventure, kids encounter Gods awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music, and games. e adventure begins on June 18th to the 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Concord Baptist Church, 5551 NW CR 336, Chie and. For more information, call: Debra or Cindy at 352/493-1219 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Around the Nature Coast Veterans Service Of ce Closed through June 20 e Veterans Service o ce is closed from June 13 to June 20, 2012. If emergency assistance is required for any VA bene ts please contact Jim Mash, Gilchrist County Veterans Service O ce at 352/463-3188. His o ce hours are: urs. 8:30 4:30 p.m. the Levy County Beterans Service O ce will reopen on June 21 at 8:00 a.m.Nature Coast Business Dev. Council Meeting July 10 e Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on July 10 at Workforce Connections Levy Resource Center, 109 NW 3rd Ave., Chie and. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can contact the Executive Director to be placed on the agenda. (352) 4936797 or email email@example.comWWII Veterans Meeting June 14All WWII Vets are invited to join us at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs June 14 at 11:30 a.m.. on NW 167th Place on the left. (Turn east at the Sugar Shack and it will be on your left.) Bring a friend, spouse, caregiver or another Vet to join us. is will be the last gathering of the group until September. We meet the second ursday of the month from September through June. Any questions please call Virginia Lewis at 352/528-2310. Hope to see you there.Summertime Is the Time to Give Blood e next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully- red charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that its a good time to donate blood. Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If its been a while since you donated, theres no better time than now. In about the time it would take to shop for groceries for a week or knock out a crossword puzzle a blood donor can save a life. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors get cookies and a cool T-shirt. Roll up your sleeve this summer. LifeSouth really needs your help. Please join us at the following community blood drives and look for the Bloodmobile at: June 15 Cedar Key City Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 Old Town Hitchcocks Foodway from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 22 & 23 Williston City Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. June 27 Cross City Foodland in Evans Square from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.School Board of Levy County ESE Meeting June 18In order to ensure provision of full educational services to students with disabilities, the School Board of Levy County, through its Exceptional Student Education department, is in the process of reviewing and surveying needs for such services within the school district for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. e public is invited to provide input in this process by participating at a meeting to be held Monday, June 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the ESE/SS Conference Room at the School Boards district ESE and Student Services o ce, 350 School Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. Discussion at the meeting will include planning for the expenditure of anticipated Federal grant dollars for students with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).For Information Contact: Dr. Rosalind A. Hall, Director of Exceptional Student Education & Student Services, School Board of Levy County Telephone: 486-5240 FAX 486-5242Clyatt House Open House June 18Clyatt House Learning Center is holding an Open House on Mon. June 18 at 6 p.m. including a tour of the facility, parent and teacher conferences or introductions, and meeting administrative sta You can nd out a variety of FREE programs o ered there along with Head Start, Early Head Start, VPK and School Readiness Provider. ey are now enrolling for the 2012-13 school year. Call for details at 252/493-7304.STARS Program at CCF for HS Students June 18 21 On a rst come, rst served basis the College of Central Florida is o ering high school students the opportunity to explore the world of energy and engineering through a grant from Progress Energy. e Science and Technology Academy for Researchers Summer (STARS) program is sponsored by Progress Energy and features exciting hands-on lessons taught by experts in alternative engineering, nuclear engineering and more. e program is June 18 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and scheduled to be held at the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus of the College of Central Florida, on the west side of U.S. Highway 19 between Chie and and Fanning Springs. e program is free but the seating is limited with free lunch provided each day. On the nal day, students will take a eld trip to the Ocala campus of the College of Central Florida. Applications are available at each Levy County high school and at the CF Levy Center (in the Save-A-Lot shopping plaza). Students must have completed Algebra I with a letter grade of B or better. Each student who participates in the academy all day, every day, will be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad.Skills Gap Forums Need Employer Participation Starting June 18A series of Skills Gap Forums will be presented by Workforce Connection to discover the skills needed to ll jobs local employers have available now or in the near future. e forums begin Monday, June 18 and take place at the College of Central Floridas campuses in Ocala and Lecanto as well as CFs Levy Center in Chie and. Employers are invited to participate in any and all of the county-based industry sector forums as well as regional forums for industries that impact all three counties. e forums will be conducted by the Chicago-based rm of omas P. Miller and Associates and are designed to identify critical skills employers need for their industry. e Skills Gap Forums will guide local economic development, workforce and education partners in developing strategies and curricula to help close skills gaps. Employers input is key to making the connection between the skills that are needed and the jobs that are available. Levy County forums are held Monday, June 18 at CFs Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., in Chie and. Manufacturing 9-11 a.m.; Agribusiness (Regional Forum) 1-3 p.m. Marion County forums are set for Tuesday, June 19 and Friday, June 29 at CFs Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala. Manufacturing June 19 from 9-11 a.m.; Transportation/ Distribution/Warehousing/Marine (Regional Forum) June 19 from 1-3 p.m.; Information Technology June 29 from 8:30-10 a.m.; Business and Financial Services June 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Citrus County forums take place ursday, June 28 at CFs Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, in Lecanto. Manufacturing 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Business and Financial Services 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Healthcare (Regional Forum) 1:303:30 p.m.; Information Technology 4-6 p.m. Employers and/or their representatives may attend any forums regardless of location. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, or for more information, call 800-746-9950, ext. 2230 or register online at www.clmworkforce.com. Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting June 18 e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Monday at Bronson Restaurant. Come join us starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7 p.m. Come hear the current Republican leaders and candidates tell their stories, issues, solutions and more. Find us on Facebook and our website www.levyrepublicans. com for activities, contact info and so much more. Levy County BoCC June 19 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. June 19 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson.FL Long-Term Care Ombudsman Meeting June 21 e Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program council meets on June 21 at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. ese public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. A short video introducing the program will play 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman.my orida.com.WRPC Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled for June 21 e WRPC Board of Directors meeting originally scheduled for ursday, June 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., has been cancelled. e next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for July 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the WRPC o ces located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL.Workforce Mobile Resource Unit Stops for June e Workforce Connections MRU will be at the following places during the month of June: Cedar Key: Wed., June 20 (third Wednesday of each month) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library, 460 Second St. For more information about the Mobile Resource Unit and Workforce Connection services available, call 352/423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627)or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.SVP Summer Youth Production in Rehearsal Starting July 13Suwannee Valley Players announce the start-up rehearsals for the Summer Youth Production of C.S. Lewis classic e Lion, e Witch, and the Wardrobe. is production brings to life on stage the tale of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who in a summer visit to the country nd themselves in a battle of good verses evil in the fantasy world of Narnia. e players would like to encourage everyone to save the date of July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, or 22 to be sure you dont miss this classic brought to you by the youth of the tri-county area. Advance tickets will be on sale the week of June 25 and will be available from Curves of Chie and. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission; $8 Seniors, Military personnel, and students; $5 under 12.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder A airs, for one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and con dential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SPECIAL MEETINGS: Ask any questions you have. Wed, June 20th 10 AM Chie and City Hall, 214 East Park Avenue (352) 493-6711Horseshoe Beach Fireworks Show July 6It was said that Horseshoes reworks show was one of the best around last year and we are getting ready now for the 2012 show. Vendors can set up free so get your plans together and call Dennis Buckley for information and reservations at 352/489-5986. Horseshoe Beachs 2nd Annual Community Fireworks Show will be held on Friday July 6 with lots of family fun, fresh seafood, great BBQ, food vendors and much more. It will be held at Fireworks Island, just across the road from the Horseshoe Beach Cafe. Come out and come early to get a good spot to make a day of it. Show is managed by Dennis Buckley, Day Cherry, John Cherry and Panama Paul.Community Calendar continued from page 2B continued on page 7B 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD All day EverydayALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK6 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Wal-Mart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson BRONSON RESTAURANT LIVE BAND on weekends Crab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab
The Levy County Journal4BJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 GENE MALINOWSKI FEBRUARY 13, 1935 JUNE 4, 2012Gene Malinowski of Cedar Key passed away on June 4, 2012 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville at the age of 77. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 13, 1935 to the late Frank and Angeline (Solek) Malinowski. He was living in Mans eld, Ohio in 2005 when he moved to Cedar Key, Florida. Gene attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an engineering professor at Ohio State University. He enjoyed shing, gardening, sailing, art, photography and loved old cars. Mr. Malinowski is survived by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Rose Malinowski of Cedar Key; son and daughterin-law Gary and Cynthia Malinowski of Golden Valley, Minnesota; daughter and her anc, Susan Malinowski and Mario Bellizzi of Big Surf, California; daughter Cynthia Kroll of Henderson, Nevada; son David Malinowski of Cedar Key; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Mardi Malinowski of Avon, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Judith and Garrett McQuillen of McMurry, Pennsylvania; brothers, Dr. Robert (Mary) Malinowski of Je erson, Ohio and Leonard (and his late wife Mary) Malinowski of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his sister Christine (Bob) Neelis of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and with Father Joe McDonnell o ciating. In lieu of owers donations may be made in Mr. Malinowskis memory to the Knights of Columbus or to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-4930050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.comGEORGETTE V. REDMONDGeorgette V. Redmond of Chie and passed away June 5, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and at the age of 85. Mrs. Redmond was born in Frederick, Maryland and moved to this area in 1978. She was a homemaker, a foster parent for 18 years and of the Lutheran faith. Mrs. Redmond is survived by her husband, Charles F. Redmond of Chie and; daughters Norma Jean Crum of Maryland and Darlene Fay Hughes of Trenton; son Charles John Redmond of Maryland; and three grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Maryland. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.comMILDRED L. DANIEL SEPTEMBER 12, 1921 JUNE 5, 2012Mildred L. Daniel of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on June 5, 2012 at the age of 90. She was born on September 12, 1921 in Trezevant, Tennessee to Silas and Ruby (Tate) Haskins. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Murray Hill United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. She moved 10 years ago to Jacksonville from Citra, Florida. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, needlework, sewing, shing and most of all spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband Reverend Frank L. Daniel in 1991 and her granddaughter Jessica Daniel. She is survived by her sons: Don R. Daniel (Evelyn), Paul Daniel (Marian) and Joseph K. Daniel (MaryJo); daughter, Louise Morris (Reed); seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at Murray Hill Methodist Church with Mother Nancy Suellau o ciating. A graveside service with interment took place following the services on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Citra Cemetery in Citra. e family asks that in lieu of owers that donations be made to the Florida United Childrens Home or Murray Hill W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida Serving God & Loving People Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Discipleship Hour 5:00 pm Evening Worship 6:30 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:Church Supper 5:30pm RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Troy A. Turner 451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282 of Bronson First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions ObituariesDid You Think You Were the Only One with Problems? Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming ere was a whole passel of sour looking fellows in the room that night, looking like deer caught in the headlights. Even our Pastor wore a plastic smile, and he was the one whod recommended this twelve session marriage building seminar. e class began innocently enough, with some little teaching about how were to love our spouses and all. I kept from nodding through most of it, but then, to my horror, they announced wed end each nights session with some sappy little share-fest. Oh brother! How in the world had I let my wife talk me into this? ankfully we fellows werent the only ones su ering. I noticed several wives taking light jabs to the ribs for spouting o during their confession session. When it came my turn, I managed to grunt something to the e ect of, Yeah, ahh Well, ahh Sure, Im for all that stu I guess... Believe me, I did good compared to some of the other fellows. One big guy named Jim was brutally honest. I dont have anything to say, he croaked in a voice low enough to trigger a tsunami. en he folded his arms and nodded to poor sucker who was next. Now thats worth the price of admission, I giggled under my breath. After a couple of weeks people began to loosen up. I mean really loosen up. ey were shedding their steeple people exteriors left and right. Ill be honest; I was getting a little nervous. What if Angie disregarded my warnings and told o on me? Eventually, I must admit, I could no longer deny the teaching was helpful, even if it was causing Angie and me to argue all the way home each night. I was even enjoying my turn during the snitch-fest at the end. Most of all, I was reveling in the fact that Angie and I werent the only couple at the Church who still had a few issues to iron out. Maybe thats what nally helped old Jim to break his silence. One night, out of the blue, he uncrossed his arms and spoke a couple of sentences. Okay, so it was only an angry response to one of his wifes earlier accusations, but it was a start! e next week he did it again. Too bad it was our last regular class. Jim might have accidentally bubbled over pretty soon. For the nal night they planned a fancy marriage vows renewal shindig. ey asked each of us to invite as many people as we could and prepare a few words to say about what we had learned in class. I was nervous for a week. I could only imagine how Jim felt. When that night arrived we all got married again. at was the easy part. Waiting for our turn to speak was nerve grinding. Everyone did ne though, saying wonderful things about the program, eloquently trying to persuade their family members to get some help too. We all held our breath when Jim was called to the podium. To our surprise, that big fellow lumbered up and snatched that microphone o the stand like he had been waiting for this moment all of his life. I dont recall all of what he said over the next ten minutes, but it starting with, I came into the class thinking I was the only one who had problems By the time he nished preaching, family members were practically climbing over each other to get back to the sign up sheet. It certainly was a night to remember, and one that helps me realize why Im often so open and transparent in these stories. I believe people need to know Christians su er the same temptations, trials, and hardships as everyone else. Unfortunately, we often sin like everyone else too, despite having all of Gods help. Yes, we all fall short of Gods glory. One of the biggest ways is when we try to pretend we are holier than thou. Christians are not superior people. Were just plain folks who nally got honest enough with ourselves to recognize our need for help, and nally accepted Gods invitation to hide ourselves in Christ. God is calling you today. Why dont you climb into the ark and be saved with us? Ask Jesus to be your Lord. (For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of Gods glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacri ce for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacri ced His life, shedding His blood Romans 3:23-25 NLT) But AnywayBig Jim is one of my best friends at Church now, though I can hardly get a word in edgewise around him. Hes also one of the most devout Christian men I know. Hes the real deal. at class really helped him come out of his shell. I guess he just needed to know we Christians are all in the same boat. -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she firstname.lastname@example.org. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand Church CalendarFish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church June 13 e Fish Dinner, fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday July 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. June 20, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A. Cedar Key Methodist Church Hosting Open NA Meeting e United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting a new N.A. meeting on ursdays at 7 p.m. is is an Open Meeting for A.A. members as well as N.A. members. Earn Your Wings at Amazing Wonders Aviation VBS June 18Encounter Gods awesome power as we y to some of the worlds greatest natural wonders. Along the way kids will hear Bible stories about Gods awesome power and learn how God wants to give us everything we need through His power and to His glory! In this one-week adventure, kids encounter Gods awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music, and games. e adventure begins on June 18th to the 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Concord Baptist Church, 5551 NW CR 336, Chie and. For more information, call: Debra or Cindy at 352/4931219 or e-mail: email@example.com on page 7B A Card of ThanksOur family would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement through the sorrow and grief of the passing of our loved one, Dora Vee Pridgeon. Your prayers, visits, calls, owers and food were so greatly appreciated. Words cannot express the love and encouragement we felt through this di cult time. ank you to our friends, neighbors and church families. May God bless each of you. e Family of Dora Vee Pridgeon
The Levy County Journal 5BJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 024006 of the sale of 2006 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certifi cate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): CORDELE DAWSON CORPORATION, CORDELLE DAWSON LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: DEBRA A. ANDREWS All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 068409 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): TIMBERLAKE PRESERVE LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE S 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MIGDALIA ALVAREZ ET AL, GERMAN ALVAREZ, JUAN G LISTA, NEW TRADEWINDS TRAILER PARK, CO All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 314709 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 31, BLOCK 93, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67 THRU 67M OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: NESTOR PRESTAMO-MORALES All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 495309 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: L1, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 236.01 FEET THEREOF, CHIEFLAND WOODS UNIT 1, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: EDGAR VALCIN, YVENER DELIARD All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 511709 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT FIFTY-TWO (52) OF LONG POND LANDING, ADDITION 2, SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 29 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: WILLIAM D CANTY, DONALD J CANTY, LEE ANN BLACK All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000121 DIVISION: FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. ESTHER C. SHERWOOD; LLOYD L. SHERWOOD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION Esther C. Sherwood and Lloyd L. Sherwood Last Known Address: 5710 NE 140th Ct Williston, Florida 32696 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 3238 Lower Gordon Spring Road Rocky Face, Georgia 30740 Previous Address: 2325 Emerald Rose Way Apopka, Florida 32712 4863 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: LOTS 15, 16, 17 AND 18, BLOCK 3, B & R SUBDIVISION, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 5710 NE 140th Ct., Williston, Florida 32696 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before July 13, 2012, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or imme diately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Levy County Journal. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 30, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Man ager, 201 East University Ave., Room 410, Gaines ville, FL 32601, at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 working days before your scheduled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired, call 711. Pub.: June 7, 14, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-000076 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF LEO LAWRENCE SVOBODNY AKA LEO L. SVOBODNY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Leo Lawrence Svobodny aka Leo L. Svobodny, deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court St., Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this no tice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB LICATION OF THIS NO TICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 7, 2012. Personal Representative: Mark W. Svobodny 25644 Three Notch Rd. Hollywood, MD 20636 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Michael Evans, Esquire Attorney for Mark W. Svobodny Florida Bar Number: 251674 20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL 34431 Telephone: (352) 489-2889 Pub.: June 7, 14, 2012. ---------HELP CLOSE THESKILLS GAPSKILLS GAP FORUMSWorkforce Connection and our partners invite Levy County business owners and/or their representatives to tell us what CRITICAL SKILLS are needed for your industry Wo rkf o rc e C o nn e c t i nvit e L ev y Count y b t h eir re p resenta t C RITICAL S KILL S a re n -an equal opportunity collegeMONDAY, JUNE 18MANUFACTURING 9-11 a.m. AGRIBUSINESS (Regional) 1-3 pm.College of Central Florida Levy Center114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland OTHER REGIONAL FORUMSTransportation/Warehousing/Distribution/Marine June 19 from 1-3 p.m. CF Ocala Campus Healthcare June 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. CF Citrus CampusRSVP800-434-5627 ext. 2230 or www.clmworkforce.com
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Participants met on the University of Florida campus at the new Straughns IFAS Professional Development Facility for this daylong program. e facility is surrounded by a demonstration garden designed as a teaching tool for visitors and event participants. Interpretative signs and plant ID tags focus on the nine FFL principles that Master Gardeners promote with homeowners, as well as with residential and commercial developers and property managers. Presentations by UF researchers, were simulcast through the state and covered irrigation, including testing of optimum sprinkling equipment and techniques, control of invasive plants and pests, and how Master Gardeners and the public can help with this e ort. Preview of nutrient management interim research results, including ndings directed toward revising fertilization recommendations and exploring the realities of nutrient leaching were also covered. e nal presenter, Dr. Gail Hansen, discussed ideas for saving time and money in the garden with a focus on plant selection and arrangement to produce aesthetically pleasing home landscapes. After the formal meeting, participants toured the demonstration garden to see FFL concepts put into practice. NCMG are using all of the tools in the garden shed to assist area homeowners. As part of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program, sponsored by the UF Environmental Horticulture Department, NCMGs conduct free yard visits on a rst come, rst served basis. Trained volunteers will share research-based information about irrigation, disease and pest control, and plant selection, and may suggest landscape options speci c to your lawn and garden. 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( L R) Gail Hansen, Karen Stauderman, Jim Moll, Diane Clifton, CJ Bain, Aimee Gonzalez Judi Robert s, Matthew Orwat, Brian Niemann, Virginia Singer, Gabrielle MilchStudents who receive an A or E grade in science can provide their most recent report card at the front desk and receive a free admission with the purchase of a paid regular price adult admission at the Florida Museum of Natural History. e o er is valid for the Butter y Rainforest exhibit, the Cruisin the Fossil Freeway with artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson exhibit open through Sept. 3, or a value admission for both exhibits. e o er is valid throughout the summer and fall until the rst report cards are issued during the 2012-2013 school year. e Butter y Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot, lush, tropical garden with hundreds of living butter ies from around the world, including 60 to 80 di erent species at any given time. 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Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. e Gulf red snapper stock is improving, but the population still needs an increase in the number of older sh for it to be sustainable. Red snapper are estimated to live more than 50 years, but the current stock consists primarily of sh that are only a few years old. Older sh are the key to rebuilding the population because older female red snapper produce more eggs than younger females. is season will help continue to rebuild the red snapper population so that more red snapper shing opportunities will be possible in the future. More information about red snapper shing is available online at MyFWC. com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper. Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Season Now Open
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Ser v ice Jacks LandObituaries continued from page 4B Methodist Church of Jacksonville Building Fund. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston. GLADYS CATHERINE SMITHGladys Catherine Smith lost her battle with Parkinsons on June 9, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Chie and, Florida at the age of 75. She was Baptist by faith and the former owner of the Tennille Crossroads Grocery Store for over 30 years.Gladys enjoyed the river, owers, watching her birds and reading a good book. She loved the outdoors and being around people. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.Gladys is survived by her husband Henry Smith of Old Town; her sons William Ricky Kroll and Charles Peanut Smith both of Old Town; her daughter Teresa Mellette of Branford; two step-sons Wayne and Allen Smith both of White Springs; her sister Ruth Akins of Nashville, Georgia; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held at Waters Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Steinhatchee, Florida on June 30, 2012 at 2 PM.Arrangements were placed under the care of: Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 32628MARGARET M. LONGMargaret M. Long of Ocala passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the age of 90. She was a native of Jasper, Florida and the daughter of the late William Stewart Mitchell and Annette Wetherington Mitchell and moved to Ocala in 1942. She was a member of Ft. King Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a retired bookkeeper for her family business, H.M. Long Lumber Co. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, H.M. Long and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by her children: Harry Long, Jr. (Altha) of Tampa, Irva Harper ( omas) of Chie and, Marjorie Moxon (Henry) of Ocala and I. A. Val Long (Lynn) of Atlanta, Georgia; her brother, Lt. Col. (Ret) Shelton O. Mitchell of Jasper; her 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE 3rd St., Ocala. Arrangements were handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. In lieu of owers, please make donations to Hospice of Marion County.REV. NEVI TOWNSEND OCTOBER 27, 1930 JUNE 11, 2012Rev. Nevi Townsend passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012. Rev. Townsend was born in Plant City, Florida on Oct. 27, 1930 to Rev. Denton Townsend and Edith Townsend. e sixth generation Floridian served as pastor for more than 35 years in Kentucky and Florida, including First Baptist Church of Lantana and Parkview Baptist Church of Ft. Pierce. He served as Director of Missions for the Indian River Baptist Assn. from 1993 to 1998 and served two years as a volunteer coordinator of the Florida Baptist partnership with eastern Dakotas. Since 2000, he served as a church planting consultant with the Florida Baptist Convention encouraging churches, associations and potential church planters to start new congregations. A graduate of Jacksonville University and the Southern Baptist eological Seminary in Louisville, KY, Townsend has served in various capacities in Florida Baptist State Convention life, serving on the State Board of Missions from 1978-1980 and the Committee on Time, Place and Preacher from 1977-1978 and 1982-1983. He served on international missions trips leading evangelism crusades in Africa and Korea. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Ocala. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Doris Townsend of Ocala; his sons: Ken Townsend of Jupiter, Rev. Terry Townsend (Sandy) of Wellington, and Rev. Gary Townsend (Susan) of Ocala; six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; his sister, Virginia Hattaway of Venice; and an aunt, Lillie Ruth Evans of Ocala. Services are set for ursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ocala. Visitation was held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala. Burial will take place at the Townsend Family Cemetery near Bell, Florida at 4:00 p.m. on June 14, 2012. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Church Planting Fund of the Florida Baptist Convention, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.JACK DEAN SPIVEY APRIL 25, 1934 JUNE 11, 2012Jack Dean Spivey went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 11, 2012. Born in Salem, Florida on April 25, 1934 to Julian and Gertie Spivey, Jack was raised in Cross City, Florida. He married the love of his life, Daphine Talley in 1956. Just nine days after they were married he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas. After two years of service they moved to Orlando where Jack went to work for Southern Pipe and then Orlando Utilities for 32 years until retirement in 1994. He was in the Lions Club and served as District Governor in the Ocoee area. He served as elder of their church, Oak Level Baptist Church in Ocoee. Jack and Daphine raised their kids in a Christian home and always taught them Godly values. He served his community and church family unsel shly. He along with Daphine and Aaron moved back to Horseshoe Beach in 1994 to help care for Daphines mother who was in failing health. He then became very involved with their church here, First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Beach. He worked as the Horseshoe Beach Building o cial and later served as the Dixie County Building o cial until retiring in 2010. He was very a ectionately known as Pa by his nine grandchildren. He had a true love for woodworking and the outdoors. He enjoyed being with his family and friends and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Daphine and an infant daughter Jacqueline Denise. He is survived by his sons Jason (Amy) of Winter Garden and Aaron (Amy) of Cross City; daughter Deana (Gary) omas of Ocoee, FL; grandsons: Gary III, Riley, Jesse, Benjamin and Ethan omas, Cody, Levi and Wyatt Spivey and granddaughter Allee Spivey. A visitation will be held ursday, June 14, 2012 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.. e Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, 16984 SE Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 32628; 352/498-5400 Community Calendar continued from page 3BEnrollment Open House at CF Levy Center June 28 e College of Central Florida Levy Center will o er an Enrollment Open House on ursday, June 28, and will waive the $30 application fee for all students who start an online application during the event. e open house will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the CF Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chie and. e Enrollment Open House is for prospective students who plan to attend or are cons idering attending any campus at the College of Central Florida. Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with the experts from admissions, nancial aid and advisement. Individuals who attend will learn how to apply, submit transcripts and other admission details; talk to a nancial aid advisor about grants, scholarships, loans and other types of aid; tips for completing a scholarship application; tips for taking entrance tests; and about student life opportunities. Individuals will also receive information about CF academic programs including four-year degrees and tips for transferring to a four-year university after CF. To learn more about the open house, call the Levy Center at 352-493-9533. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.Political Rally & Cake Auction at VFW Post 5625 July 20VFW Post 5625 and their Ladies Auxiliary cordially invite you to prticipate in a Political Rally at our post home. Each Candidate will be allowed 3 minutes to Speak. We will commence with the National and State Candidates and conclude with local Candidates. Friday July 20, 2012 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Country Fried Steak w/sides donation 7 p.m. Political Forum Moderated by the Democratic & Repulican Committee Post Home; 1104 South Main Street (US 19 South) Chie and, Florida Immediately following the presentations by the Candidates, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a cake auction to bene t local veterans projects. e Auctioneer will be Levy County Commissioner, Chad Johnson. Banana Cream Pie & Lemon Meringue Pie Karen DeVette; Sour Cream Pound Cake Sharon Bolton; Cherry Crown Cake & German Chocolate Cake Linda Hingson; Carrot Cake Betsey Barber; Chocolate Mint Cake Roz Boudreau; Coconut Cake Dorothy ompson; Boston Cream Cake Sue Artwich. Please contact Linda Hingson at; 352-493-1847 or email email@example.com with questions and to RSVP. e Public Is Invited to All EventsSuwannee Valley Players Second Golden Gravel Awards Night July 28 e Suwannee Valley Players recently announced July 28, 2012 for their 2nd Golden Gravel Awards night. is gala event was established as a way to celebrate the completion of another year of quality live performances for the tri-county area. e public is invited to share in the celebration with dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. on July 28th. Tickets are $10 and will be going on sale the week of June 22 and available at our box o ce and our community ticket outlet, Curves of Chie and. Nominees for the awards will be announced early in July. Save the date so you can join in the fun and festivities as SVP celebrates the completion of their 29th season.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Meeting June 21American Legion Post 91 has reached 111 percent on membership; growing every month! ank you to all those who came out to our Post last Tuesday night in our very rst BINGO Night. All of us had a wonderful time. Remember, our BINGO night is every Tuesday night at 7 p.m.. We are now looking for recently separated veterans who have a strong desire to give back to their community by promoting Americanism, Veteran Advocacy, and, Pride of Ownership in our community. Come see what we are all about at our next monthly membership meeting on June 21. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. As always our post meetings are open to the public and we o er a full dinner for a $5 donation. American Legion Post 91 is a non-pro t nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more about the American Legion and how to get involved with the local, state, and national veteran community visit us at our Jamerson-She eld Post 91 o of Hwy 129 between the town and Trenton and Bell.For God and Country, Mark Hilliard, AdjutantBRANFORDBranford Camera Club Meeting June 21 e Branford Camera Club will meet on urs., June 21, at 7:00 p.m. We will meet at Cuzins Restaurant on US 129 across from Sca s Market in Branford. Come about 5:30 p.m. to join some of us for dinner before the meeting. Gary Kueppers will lead an interactive program for our June meeting. Well show and tell about all those gadgets that accumulate in our camera bags . those things that are indispensible for a successful photo shoot! Search through your stu , pick out a few of your very favorite things, and get set for a fun and informative evening. Well end the meeting sharing some of the photos weve taken over this last month. e Branford Camera Club meets on the 3rd urs. of each month, with an occasional exception, for the purpose of sharing, learning, and enjoying all things photographic. We are an eclectic group with experiences ranging from complete novice to consummate professional. Please join us. For more information, please contact: Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, 386-6230111; Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, 386-935-2044; Dick Madden, Technical Consultant, 386-935-0296; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, 386-9382.
The Levy County Journal8BJune 14, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Elizabeths KITCHENDEER ROAST is recipe is a minimum 6 hour marinade so plan accordingly. Tender, and pretty when you slice, it can also be used for beef and, according to a friend in Alaska, moose, too. 6 pound roast 1/4 pound salt pork 2 medium carrots 1 can condensed beef broth 1 medium onion stuck with 5 cloves Cut salt pork and carrots into 3 inch strips, 1/4 inch thick. In a small bowl mix the following: 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup nely chopped onion 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped 1 Bay leaf 2 tsps. salt 1 tsp.pepper Toss salt pork into mixture, coating thoroughly. Make marinade with the following ingredients. Stir to mix well. 2 cups dry red wine 1 Bay leaf 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. thyme Make slits in the roast at 2 inch intervals 4 inches deep. and 1/2 inch wide. Push a pork strip into each and insert a carrot strip in front. Place roast into a large plastic freezer bag with marinade and leftover seasonings. Refrigerate a minimum of six hours, turning meat several times. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove roast from marinade and pat dry. In a hot dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in 1/3 cup oil. Pour marinade and 1 can of condensed beef broth over meat. Add onion stuck with cloves. Insert a meat thermometer and roast covered 1 hour. Uncover and baste roast baking for an additional 2 1/2 hours or until fork tender. Meat is medium rare at 150 degrees. Optional: 1 1/2 hours before the roast is done, in a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons sugar and add 8 medium carrots, pared cut in half, 16 small white onions, peeled. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add to roast in the oven. DRIED JERKY3 pounds beef or deer, sliced into 1/4 inch strips with no fat. Marinate overnight with enough water to cover with the following well mixed spices.: 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper Drain meat and dry on paper towels. Dry in a dehydrator or in the oven at the lowest temperature. Place meat on a rack over a foil lined pan. Open door throughout drying to allow moisture to escape. Smiles and laughter were the theme all day long for the 58th Annual Chie and Watermelon Festival sponsored by Chie and Womans Club and the Suwannee Valley Rotary Clubs First Annual Tour de Melon Bike Ride held Saturday, June 2. Saturdays sunshine felt good as visitors gathered to watch one of the largest Watermelon Parades in festival history. ousands strolled along streets lined with vendor booths that showcased a wide variety of arts and crafts. Music, food and plenty of ice cold watermelon were featured through the festivals daylong event. An early morning sunrise brought hundreds of cyclists to Chie and to participate in the Tour de Melon Bike Ride. A Century Ride for cyclists wishing to complete a 100-mile ride across county roads had been organized as well as a recreational bike ride along the Nature Coast State Trail for those opting for a shorter ride. Both the Century Ride and recreational ride had delicious rest stops along their designated routes to keep cyclists safe and happy. Pre registration had over 120 cyclists coming from all parts of Florida and several traveling in from out of state. By the close of the day, over 150 cyclists participated in Tour de Melon Bike Ride. Many visiting and participating travelers were taking advantage of this part of Floridas beautiful area and eating in local restaurants, checking out other attractions and staying overnight in Levy Countys accommodations. submitted by Carol McQueen, Levy County Visitors BureauWatermelon Festival and Bike Ride a Big Success Sarasota cyclers meeting in Chie and to start riding in the Tour de Melon e Florida Department of Law Enforcement is asking for the publics assistance in keeping Floridas children safe from online predators.Summertime Safety Online by FDLE is month, children across the state have begun their summer vacations, and now have ample amounts of free time. Some of this free time will likely be spent on the computer. With this in mind, FDLE is asking for parents and guardians to open a dialogue with their children about computer safety. In 2011, law enforcement in Florida arrested over 1200 individuals who attempted to victimize children through use of the internet. Over the next three months, FDLE will be placing weekly tips on our Facebook page at: Facebook.com/FDLE page. ese tips are designed to both educate and provide tools which the public can use to protect their children and enhance their own computer safety. Online child victimization is becoming more prevalent as technology changes, so it is paramount that law enforcement and the public work together to keep our children safe. For more information regarding computer safety please visit secure orida.org.
www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 50 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy CountySECTION CREGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY 8, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Sheri Johnny Smith gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 107887-108063 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 1,598,330.29 ROAD 183,081.30 SHIP 24,157.83 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 17,745.40 TRANSPORTATION 44,506.l3 911 14,000.00 COURT FACILITIES 28.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 1,190.72 EMS 29,109.85 FIRE 127,338.55 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 3,278.12 CDBG 14,310.00 UTILITIES 2,235.11 DRUG TASK FORCE 1,543.12 ADD COURT COSTS 1,694.50 LANDFILL 90,104.92 TOTAL $2,152,653.84MINUTES e minutes for the Regular Board meeting held April 3, 2012 and April 17, 2012 were presented for approval. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting held April 3, 2012, with corrections. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting held April 17, 2012, with corrections. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Stevens introduced Marilyn Ladner, the provost of Levy Countys operation for the College of Central Florida and a Board member of the Nature Coast Business Development Council. Ms. Ladner spoke to the Board inquiring if they would be interested in joining in a Workshop with the Nature Coast Board and the EZDA Board. e purpose of this Workshop would be to discuss goals and objectives in order to come up with a strategic plan and vision for the future, if possible, taking into consideration the limited resources for all three Boards. Ms. Ladner o ered to host and facilitate the Workshop at the College of Central Florida. e Commissioners agreed to meet on June 5th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.VFWIvan Chubb A. Presenting Post Commanders Appreciation Certi cate. Mr. Chubb informed the Board of the dates of several VFW Memorial Day events coming up: Saturday, May 26th at Marion Woods in Ocala Sunday, May 27th at the Cedar Key Cemetery, 1 :00 P.M. with the Marine Corps League Sunday, May 27th at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston at 1:00 P.M. with the American Legion Monday, May 28th at Rosemary Hill Mr. Chubb also presented the Post Commanders Appreciation Certi cate to Major Evan Sullivan with the Levy County Sheri s O ce.C.A.A.A. (CHIEFLAND AREA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION)Wayne Weatherford Presenting information on upcoming T-Ball/Little League events for June and July, 2012. Mr. Weatherford informed the Board of upcoming events concerning the CAAA. Chie and will be hosting the State T-Ball Tournament for the Northern Division June 12-16 as well as the World Series T-Ball Tournament for the Southeast Region July 6-9. District Tournaments will be May 31st. ese events will be at Strickland Park in Chie and.PUBLIC HEARINGShenley Neely A. Adopt Ordinance 2012-01 amending the schedule of Capital Improvements for Levy County as required annually by Florida Statute. Shenley Neely requested Board approval of Ordinance 201201. e Ordinance was then read into public record. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance. ere was none. After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Ordinance 2012-01 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Rob Corbitt B. First Public Hearing to consider Adoption of Ordinance 2012-03 relating to Special Event Permits. Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of Ordinance 201203 relating to Special Event Permits and read revisions to the Ordinance into public record. Mr. Corbitt stated a Public Hearing would need to be scheduled by the Board after 5 :00 P.M. as required by Florida Statute. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance. e following individuals from the audience spoke: Renate Cannon Je Hardison Patty Galyean Carol McQueen After discussion among the Commissioners a date was set for an evening Public Hearing on June 5th at 5:01 P.M.ALLEN RODRIGUEZPast President of CAV, Inc. Chie and Astronomy Village Presentation regarding the implementation of light restrictions during the Dark of the Moon Dark Sky observing sessions. Mr. Rodriguez spoke to the Board and requested they make the Chie and observatory a Dark Sky site and to block o NW 52nd Court during observing sessions to eliminate dust from the limerock road. Mr. Rodriquez explained the reason for the request is also to prevent those not invited from intruding and disrupting their observation of the night sky. After discussion among the Commissioners, it was advised for Mr. Rodriguez to consult with Sheri Smith to deter anyone from intruding upon their monthly observing sessions.FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONJordan Green, Florida DOT, Lake City Discuss FDOTs Tentative Five Year Work Program and answer any questions from the Board. Mr. Green spoke to the Board and explained the tentative schedule of the Florida Department of Transportations ve year transportation plan. e meeting recessed at 10:39 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 10:56 A.M.LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICESheri Johnny Smith, Patty Galyean Certi cate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Sheri Smith requested Board approval and signature on the Certi cate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $48,644. ese funds help supplement salaries or purchase equipment for the Drug Task Force. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve signing the Certi cate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Sheri Smith let everyone know of the Law Day luncheon coming up this Friday at the Beauchamp place on the Suwannee River.NOEL K. DESMONDConsideration of pertinent information on endangered species and habitat. Mr. Desmond presented information to the Board regarding Florida Panthers in Levy County and requested they consider the panthers when making decisions which would have an impact on their habitat.PUBLIC COMMENTNoel Desmond asked if an amendment could be added to the zoning laws to protect the Florida Panthers.DEPARTMENT REPORTS ANIMAL SERVICESDavid Weatherford, Director Request approval of Resolution 2012-24 adopting a Schedule of Fees and Charges for the Animal Services Department. Mr. Weatherford requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-24 adopting a Schedule of Fees and Charges for the Animal Services Department. Mr. Weatherford stated the fees had not been changed since 2003. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201224 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast Brown Request direction regarding solid waste licensing, ow control and franchising and, if applicable, approval of proposal of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, ow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal. Atty. Brown spoke to the Board regarding the impass hearing coming up with the Union. Notice had been sent of the decision not to go to the Special Magistrate which starts the insulation period. Atty. Brown reminded the Board they are not to discuss this issue with anyone. Atty. Brown stated a consensus from the Board is needed on the dates for the Hearing. She suggested July 17th or August 21st and stated the hearing will take about three hours. e Board agreed to set the Hearing for July 17th at 1 :00 P.M., after the Board meeting. Atty. Brown requested Board direction on the solid waste licensing, ow control, and franchising issue from the Goals Workshop. After discussion, the Board agreed to table this item inde nitely.COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody Request the appointment of Levy County Planner Shenley Neely to the Goethe State Forest 10 Year Management Plan Committee. Mr. Moody stated he had been contacted by Mr. Cahill requesting the appointment of Shenley Neely to the Goethe State Forest 10 Year Management Plan Committee. Mr. Moody then requested Board approval of Neely to this Committee. It was agreed upon by consensus to appoint Ms. Neeley to the Committee as requested.COUNTY AGENTAlbert Fuller, Director Request permission to purchase a riding lawn mower. Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Fuller Board approval to purchase a riding lawn mower for mowing the Ag. Center property. e quotes received are as follows: Lanes Hardware Pro Tum 260, 60 cut $8,057.21 Suwannee River Kubota Pro Tum 460, 60 cut $9,008.23 Dixie Chopper Model Classic 2760, 60 cut $7,750.00 Greensouth Equip., Inc. John Deere Z930A, 60 cut $9,565.00 Hustler X-One, 60 cut $7,525 .00 e Commissioners agreed the mowers quoted were more than they were willing to buy and suggested creating a mowing/ cleanup crew from existing personnel.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTMark S. Johnson, Director Request permission to purchase two (2) portable light towers for Emergency Operations. Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase two portable light towers for Emergency Operations and provided quotes: Turnkey Electric, LLC $14,800.00, includes shipping Allmand Brothers, Inc. $20,850.70, includes shipping Discount Equipment $15,094.00, does not include shippingMr. Johnson stated the funding source for this purchase is their Annual Federal Emergency Planning Performance Grant Program. e lighting is to be used for emergency staging areas and points of distribution during times of declared emergencies and for use during nighttime exercises and drills. It is the recommendation of Mr. Johnson to purchase the light towers from Turnkey Electric, LLC. Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase for two portable light towers as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director A. Presenting 2nd Quarter Report. Mr. Knowles presented the 2nd Quarter Report of the Department of Public Safety to the Board. B. Request approval of Resolution 2012-27, regarding the write-o policy for uncollected receivables. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 201227, regarding the write-o policy for uncollected receivables. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201227 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.PLANNINGShenley Neely, Planning Director Ms. Neely requested Board approval for the reappointment of the following Alternate Planning Commissioners: Robert Lowyns, Catherine Stevens (Lawhun), and Bill Hammond Comm. Bell made a motion to re-appoint the above listed Alternate Planning Commissioners. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Ms. Neely gave information to the Board regarding a House Bill on septic tanks and how Levy County will be a ected by this as we have two rst magnitude springs.CORRESPONDENCEKaren Blackburn A. Presenting Proclamation 2012-25 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaicas Independence. B. Presenting Proclamation 2012-26 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamations 2012-25 and 2012-26 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaicas Independence and the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago upon the request of Representative Rogers. e Board decides to take no action on the above listed Proclamations. C. Presenting Proclamation 2012-28 proclaiming May as Civility Month. Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-28 proclaiming Mayas Civility Month. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-28 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson reported of broadband and FLOW to the Board. Comm. Bell invited everyone to the Chie and Rotary Fishing Tournament coming up May 18th at Cedar Key and the Chie and Watermelon Festival will be on June 2nd. Comm. Bell reported there was a good turnout at the Cedar Key Art Festival last weekend. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:39 P.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal2CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY 22, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioner present:Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Mike Joyner Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditure presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 108064-108194 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE (222,375 .04) ROAD 115,102.08 SHIP 10,380.00 NSP 17 3.70 TRANSPORTATION 35,031.25 COURT FACILITIES 19.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 474.69 EMS 34,602.36 FIRE 17,688.76 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,078.11 CDBG 213.59 UTILITIES 87.83 ADD COURT COSTS 2,200.80 IMPACT FEES RD DIST II 1,530.00 LANDFILL 69,811.52 TOTAL $ 69,018.65CRIMESTOPPERS OF LEVY COUNTYPaula Sprague, President Request approval to continue function as previously authorized by the Commission to serve as a group within and for the Citizens of Levy County. Mrs. Sprague requested Board approval of Crimestoppers of Levy County to continue function as previously authorized to serve as a group within and for the Citizens of Levy County. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the group Crimestoppers of Levy County as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTBarbara Locke, Administrator Presenting Amended Land Agreement as required to submit Fixed Capital Outlay request to the Department of Health for new facility. Mrs. Locke requested Board approval of the amended Land Agreement as required to submit Fixed Capital Outlay request to the Department of Health for a new facility. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the amended Land Agreement as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCILDavid Pieklik, Executive Director Presenting Progress Report, March April. Mr. Pieklik presented a Progress Report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council for March April, 2012 to the Board.DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNINGDr. Kathryn Frank, University of Florida Presentation on a project funded by the Florida Sea Grant: Planning for Sea Level. Dr. Frank gave a power point presentation to the Board on a project funded by the Florida Sea Grant: Planning for Sea Level. Individuals from the audience who spoke were Je Hardison and Mike West. e meeting recessed at 9:59 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 10: 13 A.M.DEPARTMENT REPORTS PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director A. Request approval of Proclamation 2012-30, recognizing week of May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 201230, recognizing the week of May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week and read the Proclamation into public record. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-30 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval of proposed draft letters for the former DOC Levy Forestry Camp facility. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of letters of support for the Department of Public Safety to acquire the former DOC Levy Forestry Camp facility as the Public Safety Department is in need of a larger facility and this site would be ideal. e letters of support from the Board would then be sent to the local Delegates requesting their support to pressure the Department of Corrections Secretary in acquiring this property. Mr. Knowles explained the property was originally purchased by the Board and donated to the State DOC. Over the past few months, Mr. Knowles has been diligently working with the Department of Corrections Secretary, Kenneth Tucker regarding the acquisition of this property with positive response. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve letters of support as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Knowles requested the Board hear a non-agenda item. Comm. Bell made motion to hear a non-agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Johnson votes NO. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for him to electronically sign for a 100% Grant from Globe Fire ghting Gear which is due back by May 31 st. Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Mr. Knowles to electronically sign and submit for the Globe Fire ghting Gear Grant as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Joyner commended the Department of Public Safety for their work at the Expo from the weekend held at the Williston Airport.ROAD DEPARTMENTBruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent A. Release of County right of way deeds through Resolution 2012-32 authorizing the Chair to execute the deeds for Dorsett Hills Subdivision. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for the release of County right-of-way deeds through Resolution 201232 authorizing the Chair to execute the deeds for Dorsett Hills Subdivision. He explained the Road Department been attempting to secure right of way since 1997 upon a residents request, but since all residents have not agreed to deed right of way to the county, he is requesting this le be closed and all currently deeded right of ways be returned to the landowners. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-32 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval of Resolution 2012-25 supporting the Legislative action establishing the Marine Lance Corporal Brian R. Buesing Memorial Highway. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 201225 supporting the Legislative action establishing the portion of SR 24 between C347 and Bridge No. 340053 be known as Marine Lance Corporal Brian R. Buesing Memorial Highway. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 201225 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Greenlee requested the Board hear a non agenda item. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Johnson votes No. Mr. Greenlee stated on May 9th, they were contacted by Kissinger, Campo & Associates, the Engineering rm which does bridge inspections for the county. A detailed report of critical de ciencies and corrective action notice was received recently concerning Bridge No. 344005, which is the Watson Bridge on the way to the Gulf Hammock Rock Pit. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise for bids as the cost will be around $20,000 for replacement of the bridge. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Road Department requesting bids for materials to replace Bridge No. 344005 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.SOLID WASTEBenny Jerrels, Director Request permission to increase contract with Clean Harbors by 3%. Mr. Jerrels rst reported to the Board the Recycling Center is now back up and running. Mr. Jerrels then requested Board approval to increase the contract with Clean Harbors by 3%. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the proposed contract increase with Clean Harbors by 3% as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast Brown A. Request direction regarding solid waste licensing, ow control and franchising and, if applicable, approval of proposal of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, ow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal. Atty. Brown presented to the Board a proposal from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to continue with amendments to an Ordinance to address ow control and licensing of the current and future haulers for Solid Waste through the County. Direction from the Board was requested if they would like to move forward with the ow control and licensing issue. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the proposals from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Atty. Brown requested if September 11th at 6:30 P.M. would be an agreeable date to schedule a Final Adoption Hearing on the Assessments. e Commissioners agreed to this date. B. Approve standard Memorandum of Agreement for Limited County Access to Florida System Data and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to execute nal Memorandum when prepared. Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the standard Memorandum of Agreement for limited county access to the Florida System Data and to authorize Fred Moody to execute the Final Memorandum when prepared. is gives access for sta doing the review of the Medicaid charges to the DCF site. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody A. Reporting back on the County Agents request to purchase a riding lawn mower. Mr. Moody reported back to the Board on the County Agents request to purchase a riding lawn mower. e mowers currently owned by the County are listed below: Road Department 6 push mowers Road Department 1 riding mower (42 cut) Solid Waste 2 riding mowers (60 cut) Constructionl/Maintenance 2 riding mowers (60 cut) Construction/Maintenance 1 push mower Parks/Rec 1 riding mower (50 cut) Parks/Rec-Shellmound 1 riding mower (48 cut)/out of commission Parks/Rec 1 push mower Levy Fire 1 riding mower (42 cut) Mr. Moody then presented quotes received for mowers: Suwannee River Kubota 1 riding mower (60 cut) $9,008 .23Dixie Chopper 1 riding mower (60 cut) $8,750.00 $9,565.00 John Deere Greensouth Equipment 1 riding mower (60 cut) $7,525.00 Hustler After discussion, the Commissioners agreed they would like to see quotes for a more suitable mower. e quotes above re ect the price for commercial use mowers. Mr. Moody stated he would return to the Board at the June 5th meeting with new quotes for non-commercial riding mowers. B. Request approval of RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services for Employee Bene ts. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services for Employee Bene ts. Mr. Moody stated a date would need to be scheduled to rank the proposals received. A date was set for Tuesday, June 12th at 9:00 A.M. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.LibraryLisa Brasher, Director Request approval of contract with Auto-Graphics. Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Contract presented with Auto-Graphics for three years. e total amount of $23,468 is broken down as follows: First Year total price including Data Migration and Training $11 ,656 Second Year total price $ 5,906 ird Year total price $ 5,906 Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc. as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.Tourist DEVELOPMENTCarol McQueen, Director A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-17 amending Resolution 2002-07. Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of Resolution 201217 amending Resolution 2002-07. e Levy County Tourist Development Council had voted at their meeting on March 29, 2012 to add one more accommodation owner/operator to the TDC. After discussion, the Commissioners agreed they were not in favor of adding a fourth member. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-17 amending the number of members to three (3). Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request appointment of Kathy Koren of Best Western & Days Inn of Chie and to the Levy County Tourist Development Council. TABLED Mrs. McQueen gave an update to the Board regarding television advertising for the Visitors Bureau. Fox TV of Orlando recently aired a segment on diving at Devils Den as a one tank trip. Mrs. McQueen reported Fox TV of Tampa Bay and the local television station TV20 aired a segment on Cedar Key. e June issue of Southern Living will have editorial on Cedar Key as well.CORRESPONDENCEKaren Blackburn Request approval to add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC. Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Johnson as an Alternate member as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.SHIPShenley Neely, Director Request motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christina S. Williams PA #513 Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christina S. Williams PA #153 in the amount of$10,230. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson stated he has a con ict with the earlier appointment of himself as the alternate member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC. e meeting is on May 24th. Comm. Stevens asked if Comm. Joyner could attend his place for this meeting and he agreed. Comm. Bell made a motion to rescind his earlier motion to appoint Comm. Johnson to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Bell then made a motion to appoint Comm. Joyner for the meeting on May 24th and for Comm. Johnson to be appointed going forward from this date. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Bell stated there was a great turnout for the Rotary Fishing Tournament over the weekend in Cedar Key. He expressed congatulations to all graduates for this year. Comm. Bell also con rmed there will be a Public Hearing on June 5 at 5:01 P.M. Comm. Stevens stated Jack Foleys vehicle is available for the Commissioners to ride in for the Chie and Watermelon Parade. Mike Mikaelis thanked Comm. Johnson for participation in Fishing Tournament. Comm. Stevens brought to the attention of the Commissioners a letter sent in by Glen Wilson regarding proposed change of Ordinance for Special Events. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:52 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal 3CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES APRIL 17, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOMCALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Norm Fugate ABSENT Councilman Elect Jason Cason Councilman Elect Charles Goodman Councilman Elihu Ross -ABSENT City Manager Patrick Miller City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGPresident Robinson asked members and others present to stand for the opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the ag. Mayor Hethcoat led the prayer.ITEM 1 ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDACouncilman Cason moved to accept the agenda as presented. Councilman Goodman seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDA A. Minutes from April 3, 2012 Regular City Council Meeting B. Minutes from April 10, 2012 Investiture Ceremony C. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Grant No 17475 (ARS076) D. Christmas Parade information Councilman Cason moved to accept the agenda as presented. Councilman Goodman seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM 3PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONMary Jane French, citizen, stated that she has had an issue with the water at her home on NW 2nd Avenue. Debra Jones, member of the Fair Association, reported that the Levy County Fair had been a success. ITEM 4 OLD BUSINESS A. PRESENTATION BY MERRELL BROTHERS, INC FOR SEPTAGE RECEIVING STATION Mr Merrell led the presentation of this proposal. Dave Bibby, business owner, asked what the projected ow at the station would be. He said that he is concerned about the capacity of the lift station and the negative impact it would have on his business if the station were to fail. Debra Jones, citizen, asked how many acres the company would need. Mr Merrell responded that they would need approximately acre. Councilman Goodman moved to move forward with the contract with Merrell Brothers, Inc, pending the review by legal and sta with nal contract returning to the Council for approval. Councilman Cason seconded. Motion carried 3-0. Meeting recessed at 7:50 PM. B. REVISED LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH CHASTAIN SKILLMAN, INC FOR GRANT WRITING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR SMALL COMMUNITY WASTEWATER FACILITIES GRANT SG380600 Meeting resumed at 7:55 PM. Planner Hall began discussion of this item. e Council was concerned that the liability limitation is too low. Mr Dutch, with Chastain Skillman, Inc addressed the Council concerning the insurance issue. He stated that he feels that it would not be an issue to increase the coverage to $1,000,000. Councilman Cason moved to approve contract with Chastain Skillman with increased limit of liability Councilman Goodman seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM -5 NEW BUSINESS A. AIRPORT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION Councilman Robinson led discussion of this item. Councilman Goodman moved to table this item until at least four Councilmembers were present. Councilman Cason seconded. Debra Jones, citizen, addressed the Council concerning this matter. Motion carried 3-0. B. NOMINATION TO FLORIDA MUNICIPAL TRUST BOARD City Manager Patrick Miller led disuccsion of this item. No action taken. C. DISCUSSION FOR THE ADOPTION OF MEETING RULES AND PROCEDURES City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of his item. Councilman Cason addressed the Council on this item. He moved that the Council adopt Chapter Four of the Florida Municipal O cials Manual as procedural guidelines for the Council meetings, with Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised supplementing when the two are not con icting. Councilman Goodman seconded for discussion. Dave Bibby, business owner, addressed the Council on this matter. Avis Seabrook, citizen, addressed the Council on this matter. Debra Jones, citizen, addressed the Council on this matter. Motion failed 1-2, with President Robinson and Councilman Goodman dissenting. Mayor Hethcoat addressed the Council on this matter. D. VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION Mayor Hethcoat led discussion of this item. He suggested Monday, November 12, 2012 with the parade at 10 AM. Councilman Cason moved that the Veterans Day parade take place on November 12, 2012 with the starting time to be determined at a later date. Councilman Goodman seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM 6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONDave Bibby, business owner, addressed the City Council concerning the importance of public meetings. e thought that the agenda item concerning the airport committee was very important. ITEM 7 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTSCity Attorney Fred Koberlein discussed the important of rules when dealing with vendors or potential vendors. City Manager Patrick Miller discussed the solid waste RFP. Consensus was for sta to review and rank the proposals and bring the recommendation to the May 8, 2012 City Council meeting. Councilman Goodman stated that he holds the airport committee in high regards, encouraged a rules workshop, and commented on the agenda packet. Councilman Cason apologized to Mr Bibby if he had misunderstood his comments earlier. Mayor Hethcoat announced that the National Day of Prayer meeting would take place on May 3rd at the Pavilion at Noon. ITEM ADJOURNMENTCouncilman Goodman moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM __________________________________________ Jerry Robinson, President City Council __________________________________________ Adam Hall, Recording Secretary, p.t. Minutes of the City Council meeting may be obtained from the City Clerks o ce. e minutes are recorded, but not transcribes verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recordings, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. e cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be borne by the requesting party. In accordance with Section 286.105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Mayor through the City Clerks o ce no later than 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the meeting.CITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES MAY 8, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOMCALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Norm Fugate Councilman Jason Cason Councilman Charles Goodman Councilman Elihu Ross City Manager Patrick Miller City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGPresident Robinson asked members and others present to stand for the opening prayer. Mayor Hethcoat led everyone in prayer. President Robinson recognized Mrs. Fannie Bernard, who had previously presented an American ag and plaque to the City of Williston. e ag and plaque were given by her son, Troy Welch, US Navy (Ret.) who was a WHS graduate and currently works for the military in Afghanistan. e plaque noted the history of this particular American ag as one that was own over Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan on 9-11-2011 in honor of the City of Williston, Florida. e plaque was read in its entirety by Mr. Robinson who then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to our ag.ITEM 1 ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDAVice President Fugate motioned to accept agenda as published. Councilman Cason seconded. Motion carried 5-0. ITEM 2 MAYOR GERALD HETHCOATSTUDENTS OF THE MONTH Mayor Hethcoat presented Student of the month awards to Trey Battle, Stephanie Richardson and Katherine Batchelor. Felicity Johns was also recognized but was not in attendance.ITEM 3 CONSENT AGENDA Minutes from April 17, 2012 Regular City Council Meeting Vice President Fugate moved to accept consent agenda as presented. Councilman Goodman seconded. Motion carried 5-0.ITEM 4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONNone. ITEM 5 OLD BUSINESS ITEM A PAYMENT OF ATTORNEYS FEES FOR THE MACK INVESTIGATIONCity Manager Miller provided a brief background on this item as written in the cover sheet. Mr. Koberlein noted that given the requirements of Charter 4.02, the primary question on this issue is whether or not the expense was necessary. Vice President Fugate stated that the council initiated an investigation for the purpose of reviewing claims that, if supported in the review, would have likely resulted in litigation and therefore, it was necessary to obtain representation. Councilman Cason inquired and con rmed that it had been the decision of the Council to enter into the investigation. Councilman Cason moved that the city approve payment of the attorney fees billed to Vice President Fugate as a result of the Mack Investigation. Councilman Ross seconded the motion. President Robinson noted that no civil litigation was led nor was there any Board of Ethics action taken, adding that there was nothing signi cant about what this attorney did during the investigation. Motion passed 4-1 with Mr. Robinson dissenting. ITEM B BABIONES HEATING AND AIR BILLING AND ACCOUNT STATUSMr. Miller provided background on this item as contained in the agenda cover. He stated that the account has been settled but the engineering portion is still ongoing. Vice President Fugate con rmed that he requested this item be placed on the agenda, and noted that if the City has a disapproved vendor list, the Council might consider placing Babiones on that list given the issues occurred in the course of that contract. Councilman Cason suggested that we simply note our dissatisfaction with Babiones previous service and use that experience to make decisions in the future. Vice President Fugate added that he would like the minutes to re ect the dissatisfaction with Babiones performance on this project for future reference. Mayor Hethcoat noted there will be an audit due to the project being grant funded and that record will re ect this issue, as well. Cindy Babione then came forward and stated that the problem extended from the fact that there were minor details left out of the planning that Babiones was expected to address throughout the project. She stated that Babiones had served this community well and the City in this contract and there had never been any problem of this kind until this issue occurred. Vice President Fugate acknowledged that whoever took on the project was at a de cit because the engineer has passed o his responsibility to the contractor and the contractor was ultimately left to determine the engineering based on the location. Vice President Fugate recommended that the contract be reviewed from an engineering stand point. e members agreed by consensus and City Manager Miller advised he would have it reviewed and bring any concerns back to the council at a later date.ITEM 6 NEW BUSINESS ITEM A PROCLAMATION AND PLEDGE OF CIVILITY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2012 Mayor Hethcoat provided background on this item and stated that he felt we needed this several months in the last year. He read the following from the proclamation Whereas displays of anger, rudeness, ridicule, impatience and lack of respect and personal attacks detract from the open exchange of ideas, prevent fair discussion of the issues, and can discourage individuals from participation in government. Mayor Hethcoat stated this is something to keep in mind as we work toward the future with this new council. Councilman Goodman moved to proclaim May as a Civility Month for the City of Williston. Vice President Fugate seconded the motion. On vote, the Motion carried 5-0. ITEM B WHOLESALE POWER CONTRACT INFORMATIONMr. Miller provided background on this item as noted in the agenda cover. He stated that the latest power contract gures were coming in from Wachula, Blountstown and Mount Dora and when complete, sta will have a comparison of 6. He advised that sta would be requesting the FMPA to help put together a spreadsheet that would allow the City to compare costs. Councilman Fugate asked that the attachments located in the agenda packet be included so that the Council would be made aware of the terms of the current contract which expires in December of 2013. Extension of the contract requires that the City provide notice by December of 2012. President Robinson recommended that sta collect the relevant information and schedule a workshop before any decisions are made. Mr. Miller stated that he would inform the council on how soon the sta can schedule a workshop based on when the cost gures come
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal4CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 in. A workshop on electric rates will be added to the next agenda.ITEM C SOLID WASTE PROPOSAL RESULTS Mr. Miller received the numbers shown on a spreadsheet that was distributed. He noted that a review of the spreadsheet revealed that a majority of the refuse collection is 90 gallon containers. Mr. Miller stated that Waste Pro is the low bid for the 3 year contract and WCA is the low bid for the 5 year contract if using residential service as a key. Councilman Cason stated that he completed a weighted average and determined that it was 76% residential and 9% commercial and that he agreed with Mr. Miller that there were really only 2 proposals that made sense from a cost standpoint. Councilman Cason went on to review service aspects of the companies. He advised that his preference was Waste Pro for two reasons: (1) the additional rider provides cleaner and better service for the customer and (2) the 5 year plan would provide stability in budgeting and ease of service in holding a longer term agreement with one provider. Councilman Goodman agreed stating that the Council should be looking to a 5 year contract for the City. Mr. Miller con rmed that the city deduct the $2.50 administrative fee and 10% franchise fees before payment was made to the vendor and that there will not be any costs of separation with WCA. Councilman Cason asked WCA if they would collect extra bags left outside of the containers. Bob Shires, Regional VP of WCA, stated that WCA will collect yard waste weekly and will collect bulk monthly. Mrs. Debra Jones noted that WCA is not collecting excess debris under the current contract so she did not understand why they would begin doing so under a new contract. John Paglia of Florida Express Environmental stated that his company serves over 10,000 residents in Marion County using rear loaders with drivers and helpers, as well. Mr. Paglia stated that his company was the low bidder and that based on his estimate, the price would be $3,000 per month less than the other hauler and that their commercial dumpster rates are much lower. On further review of the proposals, Vice President Fugate moved that the city award the Solid Waste Contract to Waste Pro for a period of 5 years with authorization for the President of the Council to sign the nal contract. Councilman Cason seconded the motion. e motion was passed 4-1 with Mr. Goodman opposed. Vice President Fugate noted the e ective date is June 1st and con rmed with Mr. Miller that the sta would have the adjusted rates for the residents at that time. Mr. Koberlein noted we would need to institute the change by Ordinance. ITEM D CRA TASK AUTHORIZATION FOR BURRELL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PERMITTING SERVICES FOR HERITAGE PARK, PHASE 3Planner Adam Hall reviewed the item as noted in the agenda cover. He stated that approval would authorize Mr. Burrell to design improvements and obtain permits for the designated area within Heritage Park. Councilman Cason moved to approve the request. Councilman Goodman seconded and the motion. On vote, the motion passed 5-0.ITEM E CRA TASK AUTHORIZATION FOR BURRELL ENGINEERING TO COMPLETE THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREAPlanner Adam Hall reviewed the request as noted on the agenda cover. He explained that small changes were recommended to improve the appearance of downtown block that could be funded through CRA. Councilman Cason moved to approve the task authorization with Mr. Burrell for the conceptual design services for the downtown area. Vice President Fugate seconded the motion and on vote, the motion passed 5-0.ITEM F CDBG AMENDMENT NO. 1Planner Adam Hall reviewed the details of this item as described in the agenda cover. He stated that the request does not change the grant award or funding amount. Planner Hall advised that the request is simply an administrative requirement that will amend the initial budget to re ect actual expenditures. is amendment will authorize payment of the nal invoices so the project can be closed out. Vice President Fugate moved to approve Amendment No. 1 to the CDBG Contract. Councilman Cason seconded the motion which passed on vote, 5-0. ITEM G HENDERSON/DAVE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT CPA 12-S1 AND Z12-1Planner Adam Hall reviewed the details of this item as described in the agenda cover. e historical background of the request is that the area including and around the hospital was initially zoned as residential. In 2000, most of the area was rezoned commercial but the building included in this request remained residential. e belief is that the failure to rezone this building commercial was an error. Mr. McMillan addressed the council and requested that under the circumstances, he receive a refund of the $720 application fee previously submitted. Vice President Fugate moved to approve the amendment, Ordinance 625, on rst reading. Councilman Cason seconded the motion which passed on vote, 5-0. Mr. Fugate reminded Mr. Miller to invite Mr. McMillan to the 1st meeting in June, so the refund can be addressed once the amendment goes into e ect.ITEM H COMPOSITION OF THE AIRPORT COMMITTEE AND OTHER APPOINTMENTSCouncilman Goodman and Councilman Ross both stated that they would like to serve on the two open council seats that are available on the board. Councilman Cason noted that he had a concern about the makeup of the committee and whether or not having Council members with voting power muddies the water in terms of the advisory capacity of the committee. He noted, however, that based on knowledge of Councilman Goodman and Councilman Ross, he is comfortable with appointing them both. Councilman Cason then moved to appoint Councilman Goodman to seat #7 and Councilman Ross to seat #4 of the Airport Committee. Vice President Fugate seconded the motion. e motion passed 5-0. Mayor Hethcoat began discussion on Seat #5 and discussion of the two applicants Mr. Pitts and Mr. Bibby followed. Mayor Hethcoat noted in terms of local business owner membership to the board, it is possible to have too many on the board that might put the checks and balances of the committee out of sync. Councilman Goodman reminded the members that the committee had been suspended. He then moved that Mr. Bibby be appointed to Seat #5 of the committee. Councilman Ross seconded the motion which passed with a vote of 5-0. Vice President Fugate stated that based upon standard rules and guidelines, these committees are formed for the purpose of reviewing items that are referred to them. Vice President Fugate then moved to lift the suspension of the Airport Committee and direct that it operate on a referral basis only. Mayor Hethcoat suggested that the City fast track ideas for economic development and make sure they are reviewed properly under a good policy and procedure for doing so. e motion to lift the suspension of the committee and direct that it operate on a referral basis only was passed 5-0. Vice President Fugate asked if the Council members that were participating in the committee could provide a brie ng at the beginning of meetings on the activities of the airport and its committee. Mr. Miller stated we are currently working on and need standing orders or a standard procedure of reports to provide to the council on a regular basis. ITEM IA COUNCIL PROCEDURES: PLACEMENT OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDACity Manager Miller reviewed this item as noted in the agenda cover. Mr. Miller stated that the sta wanted to clarify the process. Vice President Fugate stated that he believed it was the right of any member to place an item on the agenda regardless of whether or not other members wanted to address it at Council meeting. He went on to say that, once it is placed on the agenda, it becomes property of the body. Councilman Cason interjected that he understood that the item becomes property of the body after the time the agenda is approved at the council meeting. Discussion was held on the matter and the members agreed that no one individual had the power to remove an item from the agenda and that the purpose of Approval of the Agenda at Council meetings, was to provide the Council, as a whole, the opportunity to determine which items to review. ITEM IB COUNCIL INPUT IN ANTICIPATION OF ABSENCEVice President Fugate stated that he would like to have the ability to, in written form, provide input on an agenda item for the purpose of having it read into the record for meetings he is unable to attend. He stated he would also like everyone on council to have that opportunity. Councilman Cason stated if the comments to be read were short, concise and didnt detract from the conduct of the meeting, he felt written comments should be permitted. He then asked how the council could adopt the policy. Councilman Ross stated that the input could be made available by giving written notes to the Clerk to include in the agenda packet for each meeting. President Robinson stated that he had really struggled with this issue but ultimately, he did not believe that a person on the Council could represent the citizens of the City in absentia because it was not proper representation. Vice President Fugate observed that no one had determined whether there was validity in having the opportunity to provide written comment for proceedings. Councilman Goodman stated that he felt there were really two issues: (1) the ability to provide input for the occasional absence from a meeting and (2) the ability to provide input for the perpetual absence from a meeting. Councilman Cason recommended that the topic be included at the workshop for meeting procedures that will be scheduled in the near future. e council took no action on this agenda item. ITEM J WORKSHOPSMr. Miller reviewed the detail on this item as written on the agenda cover. He noted that the council had previously mentioned holding a procedures workshop, utility workshop and planning/visioning workshop. Councilman Cason moved that the city hold the Visioning/Planning Workshop as recommended by Mr. Miller with Mr. Larue on June 8th at 9 am. e Council obtained a consensus on this motion and Mr. Miller was directed to follow-up with Mr. Larue to nalize the arrangements. Vice President Fugate suggested we hold a procedure workshop on May 21st at 5 pm. With consensus among the members, the item was o cially calendared and Mr. Miller con rmed he would nalize the arrangements.ITEM K DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS AND ACQUISITION OF REPLACEMENT POLICE VEHICLEMr. Miller reviewed the background of this item as listed on the agenda cover sheet. Upon review of the recommended action, Vice President Fugate moved to authorize the surplus of the police vehicle, approve the purchase of the vehicle and related expenses as listed. Councilman Cason seconded the motion. On vote, the motion carried 5-0.ITEM L CITY OF WILLISTON SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM 2012Jonathan Lewis provided a brief description of the Levy County Prevention Coalition Program as listed on the agenda cover. He con rmed that, while he requested $1,750, they would conduct the program for $1,000 if that was what the City had available. Councilman Cason noted some items of concern about the options. First, although Mr. Lewis group would provide a longer and more comprehensive program, fewer children in a narrower age range would be served. Councilman Cason stated that Jessica Weins had served the City for many years and was instrumental in maintaining this summer recreation program. He added that he wished the City could approve both options. At that point, Councilman Cason moved that the City approve the payment of $1,000, for each option, for a total of $2,000, in support of both programs for the children of Williston. He added that after reviewing some of the nancial reports, he felt sta could locate the additional $1,000 in the budget for this purpose. Councilman Goodman seconded the motion which, on vote, carried 5-0.ITEM M MARCH FINANCIAL REPORT SUMMARIESStephen Bloom presented the March Financial Report noting the City is at about 50% spending for the year and doing well overall within all funds. Revenues are close to what was expected at this point in the year. e General Fund and Utility Fund is behind anticipated revenues but is expected to catch up later on in the year. Vice President Fugate asked Mr. Bloom if it was possible to obtain the monthly nancial reports sooner. Mr. Bloom advised that there would be an improvement on that over time and currently the reports will be emailed out to all the rst week of the month. Mr. Bloom advised there would be a state of the City report that will summarize the status of the nances for the rst half of the year. Mr. Bloom con rmed that the eld work had been done for the audit. Mr. Miller advised he would be meeting with department heads in the next two weeks on next years budget. Mr. Miller informed the council that there was a problem discovered with the pension fund contributions based upon the actuarial reports that had just come in and that this would be discussed more in detail at a later date.ITEM 7 PRESENTATION OF THE FIRE CHIEFS REPORT ITEM 8 PRESENTATION OF THE POLICE CHIEFS REPORTChief Strow informed the Council that there were 2,248 total calls for the month of April, 5 arrests, 139 tra c stops, 30, citations, 13 accidents (primarily parking lot incidents). He advised that new department policy was instituted that designated the Florida Highway Patrol as the investigating entity of any vehicle accident involving a Williston Police Department vehicle. Chief Strow stated that UCR Crimes totals 5 larcenies, with 29 Part I overall as compared to 44 at this time last year. e WPD clearance rate as of this report is 67%. All mandatory training for the PD for 2012 is complete. 6 fully certi ed o cers are now on sta as reserves with WPD with the certi cation training having been completed at no expense to the city. ere will be a Public Safety Expo at the Williston Airport on May 19th. e monthly WPD dinner is scheduled for June 1st. ere has been an interest in creating a separate 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization that will focus on supporting the activities of our local police department. is organization, when established, will be able to accept donor contributions. e WPD will be able to submit requests of the non-pro t board for funding for various items like stop sticks for the patrol cars, etc. More information will be provided as it becomes available. ITEM 9 PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONMrs. Ann Ross stated that she wanted to thank everyone who helped the citizens in receiving the utility refunds. ITEM 10 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTSCouncilman Cason suggested the council show support of the graduating WHS seniors by purchasing the ads that were o ered by the Williston Pioneer. Vice President Fugate asked Mr. Miller with regard to the utility refund, if the sta had yet modi ed the language of the ordinance as previously discussed. Mr. Bloom and Mr. Miller assured Mr. Fugate that the modi cation was forthcoming. Mayor Hethcoat advised that the National Day of Prayer was a success with good participation from local residents and businesses. He thanked all the members and those present that participated in the event. ITEM 11 ADJOURNMENT Councilman Ross moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:31 PM. __________________________________________ Jerry Robinson, President City Council __________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City ClerkMinutes of the City Council meeting may be obtained from the City Clerks o ce. e minutes are recorded, but not transcribes verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recordings, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. e cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be borne by the requesting party. In accordance with Section 286.105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Mayor through the City Clerks o ce no later than 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the meeting.
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal 5CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Town of Bronson Council Meeting April 16,2012Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson FLMayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present: Beatrice Roberts, Franklin Schuler, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Fire Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Robert Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Clerk Kelli Brettel. Mayor Beatrice Roberts called the meeting to order and after the prayer and pledge thanked everyone for coming and proceeded to the rst order of business on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: April 2, 2012. Mayor Beatrice Roberts asked for a motion to approve. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler made a motion to approve the minutes from April 2, 2012. Councilman Jason Kennedy gave a second and motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: With no new business to be dealt with on the agenda Mayor Roberts took this time to address the media speci cally Mr. Mark Scohier with the Chie and Citizen about his reporting and miss quoting the Council. She asked him to either get the statement that was made correct or if he cannot remember what was said exactly to contact the clerk and get a copy of the audio. She went on to say his articles seem to be written to shed a bad light on the Council which she felt they did not deserve. OLD BUSINESS: Mr. David Fox came to update the Council regarding the status of CDBG housing grant program. Mr. Fox started the presentation with a list of second round new applicants for the housing pool. He presented the Council with a Con ict of interest sheet that was lled out prior to the meeting so Clerk Brettel could read them into the o cial record.Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF) Kelli Brettelno con icts Jerry Mongo no con icts Rachel Pearson no con icts Sherrie Schuler con ict with Cindy Mathis, cousin, 286 Dunn Street, Shaura omas, cousin, 505 E. Main Street, Jackie omas, cousin, 580 School Street Natalie omas con ict with Janet Glover, aunt Tamara Idleburg, second cousin Kirkland Neal Jr., third cousin, all residing at 250 Glover Street. Roberto Irizarry did not respond nor attend meeting Patrick Travers did not respond nor attend meetingTown Employees Kelli Brettelno con icts Chief Je DiMaggio no con icts Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford no con icts Building O cial Robert Ni enegger no con icts Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson no con icts Xerxes Glenn Smith con icts with Cerise Smith, mother James Smith, father Brittany Smith, sister all residing 631 E. Main Street Kimberly Daniels, cousin, 420 Pine Street Janet Glover, cousin, 250 Glover Street Tamara Idleburg, cousin, 250 Glover Street Kirkland Neal Jr., cousin, 250 Glover StreetTown Council Aaron Edmondson no con icts Beatrice Roberts con ict with Mary Greenlee, aunt, by marriage to her uncle, they divorced 40 years ago. Berlon Weeks no con icts Franklin Schuler con ict with Cindy Mathis 286 Dunn Street, by marriage, wifes 1st cousin Sweetie omas 505 Main Street, by marriage, distant cousin Shaura omas 505 Main Street, by marriage, distant cousin Jackie omas 580 School Street, by marriage, wifes 1st cousin Jason Kennedy no con icts David then went through the newly revised ranking list and read them into the o cial record. 1) Greg & Benita Martin 30% applicant house 50% complete 2) Burley Wilmer 30% new applicant, ful lls our second 30% requirement 3) Gibb Patterson, 50 % applicant, house 50% complete, contractor has submitted a request for extension of 17 days due to additional extra items homeowner paid to have installed. 4) Mary Greenlee, new applicant 50% applicant. 5) Shirley Patterson Taylor, 80% applicant, rehab house completed, total $37,528.00. Emergency change order for drain eld was addressed, and the change order for the air conditioner was completed also. 6) Ethel Brinson, 80 % applicant ready to bid 7) Windy Brown, 80% applicant, house 50% complete shingles on roof. 8) Dick Garner, 80% applicant 9) Crystal Woodley, 80% applicant. David explained the possibility of using some SHIP funding to help with this house if we had a budget shortfall. According to the Towns HAP Plan a replacement home could be found and purchased. David called up to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and asked Steve Fellerman how we would go about doing that, Mr. Fellerman said that was not allowed even though they approved the HAP. David said that this house will all depend on our budget dollars.Alternates1) Cerise Smith replacement 2) Janet Glover replacement 3) Sweetie omas replacement 4) Arthur Mathis -replacement 5) Jonathan Williams replacement 6) Jackie omas major rehab possible extreme mold damage David requested approval contingent upon the con ict of interest waiver from DEO to approve the CDBG ranking list as presented. He asked that anyone who had a con ict or potential con icts abstain from voting. Councilman Jason Kennedy made a motion to accept the CDBG ranking list presented by Mr. David Fox pending a waiver option from DEO. Councilman Weeks seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0 with Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler abstaining due to the possible con icts stated. Mayor Beatrice Roberts did not vote. Vice Mayor Schuler asked David if Mr. Gri s doesnt nish the rst three houses will he be allowed to bid on the other homes. David said we can document all the Towns issues and get it approved from DEO to not allow him to bid on the other homes. David requested approval of the Contractors List as written with a contingency that if Central States Contractor Mr. Gri s is not complete or is not meeting the guidelines of his contract then he will be removed from bidding list. Councilman Berlon Weeks made a motion to accept the Contractors list as written with contingency that if Mr. Gri s is not completely done with the rst three houses he will be withdrawn from the list. Motion was seconded by Councilman Aaron Edmondson and passed unanimously. David asked for approval for the Property Survey Quotes for Mary Greenlee and Cerise Smith. David said that two of the three survey quotes came in at the same price $675.00. David recommends breaking the tie by the turnaround time. Pardue Survey gave a 3 day turn around, and McMillan did not respond to the question. He is recommending Pardue. Councilman Weeks made a motion to accept Davids recommendation to award Pardue Surveying for Ms. Mary Greenlee and Cerise Smith residence. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded Councilman Weeks motion. Motion passed unanimously. Councilman Weeks then made a motion to accept Croft Land Surveying for Crystal Woodleys residence at $650.00. Councilman Edmondson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. David then presented Septic Tank Quotes for approval. Gibb Patterson Mooring Septic Tank $3,050.00 whole new system Greg & Benita Martin New drain eld, and disposal of extra septic on property $2,150.00 Windy Brown New drain eld and disposal of two additional septics on property $2,150.00. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to accept the bids from Mooring Septic as recommended by Mr. David Fox providing that licenses and insurances are in place and there are no additional costs involved. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Mayor Roberts then addressed the second and nal reading of Ordinance 2012-02 regarding a request by the BOCC Levy County to re-zone parcel #20206-000-00 of land to PUBLIC. Clerk Brettel read Ordinance 201202 by title for the second and nal reading. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2012-02 as read. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler seconded his motion. Motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel presented correspondence from Mr. Ron Ferris with Southwest Florida Water Management District regarding the storm water master plan. Clerk Brettel had a discussion with Mr. Ron Ferris earlier in the week which preempted this e-mail. She brought her concern to Council as to how the e-mail reads. Councilman Weeks ask that if both Jones Edmonds and Southwest Florida Water Management District will extend the payment for the study over a three year time period can Council give Clerk Brettel the approval to give the go ahead. After some guidance from Attorney Warm, Councilman Kennedy made a motion to ratify the agreement based on the agreement between Jones Edmonds, Southwest Water Management District and the Town of Bronson for the three (3) year period. Councilman Weeks seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel presented a letter from Mr. Jason Shepler with Mittauer and Associates town engineering rm with comments regarding Florida Rural Water Associations study and recommendations regarding capacity and connection fees. Councilman Weeks asked if Mr. Jason Shepler could be invited to the next meeting and be put on the agenda to comment on this study and discuss the issue with the Council. Councilman Weeks believes that the grant money for additional lines and the sewer plant should not be counted when guring the impact and capacity of the system. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Mr. Ray Samec regarding the use of the Dogan S. Cobb Building for A.A. meetings on Friday nights. Mayor Roberts called Mr. Ray Samec who was not in attendance. Clerk Brettel said she didnt know why he was not able to attend but he was just coming back to Council to ask for permission to use the DSC Bldg. for their Friday night meetings. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow with a second from Councilman Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. Mr. Charlie Kennedy addressed the Council regarding the Bronson Youth League. He said he was addressing the Council as a parent of a child who participates in the Bronson Youth League and stated that over the past few months the Bronson Youth League has undergone some changes. He went on to say he knew the Town doesnt have a direct contact with the BYL but felt the Council should be aware of the recent events that have taken place since it is the Towns park. Charlie said that recently there has been some board members that have stepped down and what was concerning to him was how those people were replaced stating the by-laws were not followed during the course of the new elections. Charlie said that the major problem with the youth league the way he sees it is poor leadership. He is afraid that because of this poor leadership it is only a matter of time before parents get upset and pull their children out of the BYL and take them to Williston or Chie and programs. He says there is no accountability right now. Mr. Kennedy then wanted to make a suggestion to the Town Council for their consideration. His suggestion was for the Town to start a recreation committee/department and try and hire an intern from one of the colleges to help manage the BYL with the Town overseeing. Charlie felt it was odd that none of the Council was invited to the BYL Opening Day. Both Councilman Weeks and Vice Mayor Schuler commented on how the BYL ran in the past. Vice Mayor Schuler said that when Jimmy Dunford and Kelli Brettel stepped down the rest of the BYL Directors should have had another election. Charlie spoke to that issue saying that there was a meeting out at the baseball eld but not all parents on the remaining board was not made aware .of the meeting or the next meeting. His concern was that parents from the other sports like football, cheer leading, soccer, etc., where not included either. He also had concerns about the term limits for board members as per the bylaws. Councilman Edmondson asked several questions and Mr. Kennedy said at the last election the only board member that was present was the President they didnt even have a quorum. Councilman Weeks was in agreement about the Town taken the youth league over. Mrs. Charlotte Dunford spoke about volunteering at the youth league and how di cult it is to nd people who you can trust whether you are talking about keys or inventory. She also said that background checks should be done on everyone who is working with the children. Mayor Beatrice Roberts thanked Mr. Charlie Kennedy for coming and said the Council will certainly consider his suggestion. BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: Mayor Roberts seeing other parents in the audience asked if there were any other comments regarding the Bronson Youth League. Councilman Weeks asked Mr. Je Jordan or Mr. Mike Hanna if they would like to comment. Mr. Je Jordan said that they came just to see what the council was going to do with it, and said it is in the Councils court. Je went on to say he couldnt understand why we couldnt nd someone from our community to run the BYL before we went outside of the Town. Councilman Weeks said that there are too many chiefs. Councilman Edmondson said there needs to be one person in charge. Mayor Roberts expressed how disappointed she was in the comment that was made at one of the recent meetings about if you didnt have a child participating you as a volunteer should not be out there. She felt that anyone whether they have children or not who wants to donate their time should be accepted. Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson said that one thing everyone is forgetting is that it is a business and should be operated as such. ere is administration issues that needs to be addressed like insurance, banking, taxes that someone has to handle. PUBLIC UTILITIES: Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford updated the Council on the recent DEP inspection at the plant. He said the seal on well #2 was leaking a little too much which he is addressing. SEWER COMMITTEE: Nothing to report ATTORNEY REPORT: Nothing to report FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Je DiMaggio again brought up the issue of the web based system through Fire Programs. is would get all departments throughout the County online at a cost of approximately $4,100.00. He said if the County breaks it down by department as he suggested the expense to the Town would be cut down signi cantly. He asked the Council for approval Councilman Kennedy made a motion to allow Chief DiMaggio to inform the County that Bronson Fire is willing to participate in the County wide reporting web based software system. Councilman Weeks seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Chief Je DiMaggio then updated the Council on his plan to do some reorganization within the department and he is opening up a lieutenant position and an assistant chief position and all members will be able to apply. He went on to say that everybody will be responsible for certain aspects of the department. He said that with the additional work the County has got him doing with this change over he no longer has time to get it all done anymore and by doing this some of the responsibilities can be shared within the department. CLERK REPORT: Clerk Brettel brought up the FMIT Conference May 21 and 22. She said that this conference is free to the Town and wanted to know if anyone would like to attend. It was recommended that Vice Mayor Schuler attend. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to allow, second from Councilman Weeks. Motion passed. She then updated the Council that Mr. Terry Kite will be at the next meeting to present the audit. Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson also wanted to let Council know that the sign for the park has been ordered, and she has starting to work on the face lift to the Council Chambers.COUNCIL REPORT:Councilman Aaron Edmondson had nothing to report Councilman Berlon Weeks had nothing to report Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler had nothing to report Councilman Jason Kennedy wanted to know if the Council received the e-mail Chief Je DiMaggio sent out regarding Chief Knowles with the county wanting to come and talk with the re department about the pros and cons of the potential of one day becoming or working out an agreement with the County. He assured the Council that it is just a discussion and this time around everyone is invited and it is public. Clerk Brettel asked if it was to incorporate Bronson Fire into the County. Chief DiMaggio said it is discussion more to explain how they are doing and how Bronson Fire ts in. Clerk Brettel said that she did receive the email but it did not have the initial e-mail attached. She said she had some questions based on Attorney Warms response. Councilman Weeks asked if merging was the main topic of discussion. Chief DiMaggio said the County is not actively pursuing merging anyone at this time, although three of the small departments have been merged. Councilman Kennedy said that its about how the two municipal bodies can work together and be more e cient. Mayor Roberts asked Je if he could invite Chief Knowles to come and address the Council so everyone can ask questions. Mayor Beatrice Roberts then wanted to read a few of the ank You notes that were received from the recipients of the Towns donation monies at the Suwannee River Fair, Mr. Clay Dean who showed a swine and placed 6th in his division and Miss Sidney Bray who sent a ank You plaque which had a picture of her and her hog. ADJOURN: With nothing more on the agenda Mayor Beatrice Roberts adjourned the meeting at 8:33pm. Minutes Approved: Beatrice Roberts, Mayor Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal6CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Regular Meeting Minutes Yankeetown Town Council March 5, 2012 7:00Pm Inglis / Yankeetown Lions Club MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCEJanie Hinson, Mayor Larry Feldhusen, Vice Mayor Dawn Marie Clary, Councilmember Mike Lineberger, Councilmember Jack Scho eld, Councilmember omas Sholes, CouncilmemberOFFICIALS / STAFF IN ATTENDANCERalf Brookes, Town Attorney Larry Cohan, Planning & Zoning Chairman Laura Coyle, Town Clerk Kurt Woerner, Zoning O cial APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 16 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Hinson called the meeting to order at 7:15pm. MAYOR AND COUNCIL COMMENTS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS -Mayor Hinson thanked everyone for their help in the transition process.AREA RESIDENT COMMENTS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Hinson introduced Chris Hinot, Chief of the Yankeetown Coast Guard Station. Chief Hinot gave a brief history on his background and the Yankeetown Coast Guard and stated the Coast Guard will do anything they can to assist the Town if needed. Chief Hinot also commented that it may take the Coast Guard six (6) to eight (8) years before moving the station over to the barge canal in Citrus County.TOWN BUSINESS1. Public Hearing / Ordinance 2012-01 / Proposed Referendum Questions Mayor Hinson stated the rst item tonight is a Public Hearing on Ordinance 2012-01 which is on Referendum Questions for a proposed Special Election tentatively scheduled for May 8, 2012. Mayor Hinson also stated that the Hearing was advertised February 27, 2012 and turned the Hearing over to the Towns Attorney, Ralf Brookes. e Planning and Zoning Chairman, Larry Cohan, read Ordinance 2012-01 by title only into the record, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR BALLOT TITLES, BALLOT QUESTIONS AND TEXT FOR PROPOSED REFERENDUM QUESTIONS TO BE PLACED ON MAY 8, 2012 ELECTION BALLOT FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING CHAPTER ONE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; CHAPTER THREE HOUSING ELEMENT; CHAPTER FOUR PUBLIC FACILITIES ELEMENT; CHAPTER FIVE CONSERVATION AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT; CHAPTER SEVEN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT; CHAPTER NINE MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM; ADDING A FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE ADOPTED 11-1ER PACKAGE INDICATING THE LONG-TERM PLANNING HORIZON OF 2020; PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. Attorney Brookes walked through the Ordinance with Council going over each ballot question and taking comments from residents in attendance. Several changes were made and Attorney Brookes stated he would incorporate them into the Ordinance. Mayor Hinson asked if there were any more comments or questions and there were none. Mayor Hinson stated the second and nal Hearing on Ordinance 2011-01 will be on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00pm and will be here at the Lions Club. Mayor Hinson recessed the meeting for a break at 8:34pm. Mayor Hinson reconvened the meeting at 8:54pm. 2. Corrections needed for WGP Elevator for Certi cate of Occupancy Mayor Hinson turned the meeting over to Councilmember Scho eld. Councilmember Scho eld stated a permit for the elevator will run about $375.00 and Sunrise Elevator can pull the permit for the Town. Vice Mayor Feldhusen moved to authorize Sunrise to apply for a permit with a $500.00 maximum and then the Town will pursue what the cost will be to nish the elevator. Motion seconded by Councilmember Lineberger. Discussion of stopping the elevator at the second oor and the permit can usually be renewed if there is activity. Motion passed unanimously. 3. Mayors Appointment of Council Liaison Duties Mayor Hinson stated according to Chapter 2, Article IV. Section 2-6 (b) of the Charter e Mayor shall appoint Liaison Duties to the Council members annually and appointed Jack Scho eld to be the Parks and Recreation liaison, Tommy Sholes to be the Fire Department liaison, Dawn Clary to be the Water liaison, Mike Lineberger to be the Planning and Zoning and Roads liaison and Larry Feldhusen to be the Finance liaison. 4. Councils Vote for Vice Mayor Mayor Hinson stated according to Chapter 2, Article IV. Section2-6 (d) of the Charter Council shall designate annually by majority vote one Council Member to serve as Vice Mayor. Vice Mayor Feldhusen recommended Councilmember Sholes for Vice Mayor and Councilmember Sco eld seconded. Motion passed four (4) to one (1) with Councilmember Sholes voting nay. 5. Recommendations for Reappointments for the Planning and Zoning Commission Mayor Hinson stated Larry Cohan and Jon Price are up for reappointment this month and I would like to recommend they both be reappointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission for another three (3) year term and per Section 5-11 of the Town Charter and also recommend we approve both members for another term. A motion was made by Vice Mayor Sholes and seconded by Councilmember Lineberger to reappoint Larry Cohan and Jon Price to the Planning and Zoning Commission under section 5-11 of the Town Charter. Motion passed unanimously. 6. Current Copy Machine / Sell, Donate or Keep Mayor Hinson stated that at the last Council meeting there was discussion on the disposal of the copy machine that is being replaced, but no motion was made as to what to do with it. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to donate the copy machine to the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. Motion seconded by Councilmember Clary. Motion passed unanimously. 7. Reschedule Regular May 7, 2012 Council Meeting to May 14, 2012 at 7:00pm Mayor Hinson stated the Election Board will need the Lions Club that night prior to the May 8, 2012 Elections to set up, the EAR needs to be adopted after the Election, and to give everyone plenty of notice to adjust their schedules and requested Council make a motion to change the date of the Regularly Scheduled Meeting from May 7th to May 14th, 2012. Councilmember Clary moved that the May 7, 2012 Regular Meeting to May 14, 2012 to accommodate the Election. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes. ADJOURNMENT Hearing no objections, Mayor Hinson adjourned the meeting at 9:24pm. Recording Secretary: _________________________________ Laura L. Coyle, CMC Town Clerk / TreasurerSchool Board of Levy County Executive Session Bronson, Florida May 22, 2012 7:45 a.m. e School Board of Levy County met in Executive Session this 22nd day of May, 2012 at 7:45 a.m. with Chairman Paige Brookins, Cameron Asbell, Beth Davis, Robert Philpot, Rick Turner and Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster present. Expulsion Hearing: e Board heard information regarding recommendations for expulsion. After the School Administrator, parents and students were sworn in by the Court Reporter and had given testimony, the following action was taken by the Board. 1) Student 12-29 (student and parent present): Cameron Asbell moved with second by Beth Davis to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to expel the student from the Levy County School System for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 20122013 school year with the opportunity to enroll at Hilltop Alternative School on August 20, 2012, pending a negative drug test and a drug test every 30 days at parents expense while enrolled at Hilltop. Testing positive on a drug test will result in revocation of educational services. Student will be allowed to take the end of year exam at Hilltop School. Motion carried. 2) Student 12-27 (student and parent absent): Beth Davis moved with second by Robert Philpot to approve the recommendation by the Superintendent to expel the student from the Levy County School System for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 20122013 school year with the opportunity to take their end of year exams at Hilltop Alternative School and to enroll at Hilltop on August 20, 2012. e unanimous consensus of the Board was to expel the student from the Levy County School System for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 2012-2013 school year. However, the Superintendents recommendation that the student have the opportunity to take their end of year exams at Hilltop Alternative School and to enroll at Hilltop on August 20, 2012, failed, with Beth Davis and Robert Philpot voting yes and Paige Brookins, Rick Turner and Cameron Asbell voting no. 3) Student 12-24 (student and parent present): Cameron Asbell moved with second by Beth Davis to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to expel the student from the Levy County School System for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 20122013 school year with the opportunity to enroll at Hilltop Alternative School on August 20, 2012, pending a negative drug test and a drug test every 30 days at parents expense while enrolled at Hilltop. Testing positive on a drug test will result in revocation of educational services. Motion carried. 4) Student 12-26 (student, parent and grandparent present): Robert Philpot moved with second by Rick Turner to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to expel student from the Levy County School System for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 20122013 school year with the opportunity to enroll at Hilltop Alternative School on August 20, 2012, continuing in the RtI process while enrolled. Motion carried. Regular Session 9:00 a.m. e Board then met in regular session to continue with the remaining business of the Board. Amendment of Agenda: Chairman Paige Brookins amended the Agenda for good cause, stating that after F) State Board of Education FCAT/School Grades Decision: Dr. Tovine, insert G) Personnel ActionDebbie Diane Williams: Superintendent, H) Meeting Time Change for July 3, 2012 Board Meeting: Superintendent, I) Step and Bonus Increases as rati ed by LCEA: Dr. Wnek, J) 2012 Trim Calendar Information: Bob Clemons. e remaining items would be re-alphabetized in order. Cameron Asbell moved to approve the amended Agenda with second by Rick Turner, motion carried. Levy County Student Government Association 2011/2012 School Year in Review: Kelly Varnes introduced Quincy Cason, District President of Levy SGA, who shared with the Board that the councils voted to emphasize Safety and Health at the High Schools during the 2011/2012 school year. He then introduced SGA Representatives from each High School who shared their schools activities centered around that theme during the school year, their commendations to the Board for their support during the year, and their recommendations for the upcoming school year. e Board thanked them for their presentation. WHS Special Facility Update: Je Edison reminded the Board they have previously approved 2 property sites to be considered for the New WHS Special Facility purchase. He said he has received information that property site #2 may no longer be available, and shared information on a 3rd site for Board approval. Robert Philpot moved to approve Site #3 to be considered for the New WHS Special Facility purchase as presented by Mr. Edison, seconded by Cameron Asbell, motion carried. State Board of Education FCAT/School Grades Decision: Dr. Tovine shared the State Board Updates on Inclusion and Accountability as well as State Results for FCAT 2.0 Writing and Reading. Personnel Action Debbie Diane Williams: Superintendent Hastings reminded the Board that at the May 22, 2012, Board Meeting, they had voted to place Ms. Williams on suspension with pay. He requested that the Board continue her suspension with pay until the June 5, 2012 Board Meeting, at which time he will make a recommendation regarding her employment. Cameron Asbell moved to approve the Superintendents request, second by Beth Davis, motion carried. Meeting Time Change for July 3, 2012 Board Meeting: Superintendent Hastings reminded the Board that the July 3rd Board meeting is a night meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. He asked if the Board wanted to change the meeting to a daytime meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. since some of the Board members had expressed interest in participating in the City of Williston 4th of July Parade which will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3rd. After discussion, Rick Turner moved to change the meeting time of the July 3, 2012 Board Meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., second by Robert Philpot, motion carried. Step and Bonus Increases as rati ed by LCEA: Dr. Wnek shared with the Board that the Memorandum of Understanding dated May 10, 2012 between the School Board of Levy County and the LCEA had passed with employees voting 540 for it and 12 against it. When asked about the items still at impasse, he said the Board Negotiating Team had led their post-hearing brief with Magistrate Larney and should receive his reply any day. After discussion, Cameron Asbell moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as follows: 1) Award the non-reoccurring step increases for personnel who were employed in the 2010-11 school year and who are employed in the 2011-12 school year. 2) For personnel who are already at the top of the pay scale and who would not otherwise receive a step increase, award a $550.00 non-reoccurring bonus for all instructional sta and a $300.00 non-reoccurring bonus for noninstructional sta Second by Beth Davis, motion carried. 2012 Trim Calendar Information: Bob Clemons shared the TRIM Plan for 2012-13. He said according to the TRIM calendar, he would present advertisements for the local papers to the Board for approval at the July 17, 2012 Board Meeting. He said that after the Ads appear in the local papers, the Board would need to meet to adopt the tentative mill and budget. After discussion, Rick Turner moved to schedule a Special Board Meeting / Public Hearing on July 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., to adopt the tentative 2012-13 Millage and Budget, second by Robert Philpot, motion carried. e Superintendent will advertise the meeting in local papers as required. Minutes: Robert Philpot moved with second by Beth Davis to approve the Minutes of the May 8, 2012 Board meeting as submitted with the Board Agenda. Motion carried. Consent Agenda: After discussion, Beth Davis moved with second by Cameron Asbell, to approve the following items on the consent agenda as recommended by the Superintendent. Motion carried. 1. GENERAL ITEMS: a) Employee Status Changes: 1. Kenneth Tahfs, WHS Assistant Principal, resignation, e ective June 30, 2012. 2. Georgia White, CMS Teacher, exiting DROP, e ective June 11, 2012 and payment for any unused sick leave. 3. Sandra Colson, District Bus Driver, resignation for retirement, e ective June 30, 2012. 4. Marilyn K. Maxwell, CES Food Service Manager, resignation for retirement, e ective June 15, 2012, and payment for any unused leave. 5. Danielle Jeannite, JBES Teacher, resignation, e ective June 11, 2012. 6. Janice Dean, WMS Food Service Worker, resignation for retirement, e ective June 11, 2012. 7. Nancy R. Pelham, CKS Food Service Worker, increase hours worked from 5.5 hours per day to 6.0 hours per day, e ective May 17, 2012 (hours from Adrian Alford position). b) Illness-Ine-Line-Of-Duty Leave Request: 1. Cheryl Moore, District Bus Driver, May 14 and 15, 2012 (7.0 hours each day).continued on page 8C
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal 7CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING April 23, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorCity Manager Grady HartzogCity of Chie and Health Insurance 2012-2013 Mr. Hartzog said Mike Michaelis, the Citys Health Insurance Agent of Record, will present sta with a health renewal quote from AvMED and as in previous years he can also obtain a quote from Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health Care. e Florida League of Cities is also interested in submitting a unique quote for health insurance through United Health Care and Public Risk Insurance Agency through Brown and Brown is interested in quoting Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care and Coventry. Mr. Hartzog asked the Commission to either allow Mr. Michaelis to obtain quotes from the health insurance networks in this area or approve to open it up to other interested agencies. After a brief discussion, Commissioner Cason made a motion to stay with Mike Michaelis as our agent and allow him to get quotes. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Commissioner Hudson questioned the interest of Florida League of Cities. Mr. Hartzog said the Florida League of Cities has our liability insurance they have always been interested in our health insurance but with Mr. Michaelis as our agent of record they have this to o er. Commissioner Buie asked if it was not possible for Mr. Michaelis to be here. Mr. Hartzog said Mr. Michaelis was sent an email but wasnt able to attend. Motion passed 5-0. Selection of CDBG Grant Consulting Firm e City requested proposals from interested grant consultant rms for the Citys upcoming Economic Development grant. Four rms submitted proposals which were ranked by sta Of the four rms ranked Casseaux, Hewett & Walpole/David H. Melvin received the highest cumulative score. e second top ranked rm is Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. Since the top rm bid a percentage range of 3% or $19,500 to 7.2% $46,800 which they stated was negotiable the total cost is undetermined at this time. Mr. Hartzog asked Commissioners to accept the ranking and allow the top two rms to be placed on a short list for negotiations and allow him to begin negotiations with the top ranked rm. If an agreement is not made then negotiations will begin with the second top rm. Mr. Fred Fox expressed his appreciation for the Commissions consideration. His rm has done a lot of the economic development projects. Vice Mayor Barron asked about the criteria for consultants. Mrs. Copeland said the criteria was set out in the ad it was based on the number of successful grants, years of experience, type of grants, the number of sta dedicated to the City, their references. Both rms were very highly skilled. Casseaux, Hewett, Walpole had $93,000,000 worth of grants that were turned over in the last ve cycles, a lot of economic development grants, both references were good, and Casseaux has a very large sta e ranking was very close. Vice Mayor Barron asked if all four rms are based in Florida. Mrs. Copeland said Casseaux, Hewett & Walpole are in Gainesville, Fred Fox is in St. Augustine, Guardian is from the middle of the state and North Florida is from Lake City. Commissioner Cason made a motion to authorize Mr. Hartzog to negotiate with the top two rms and bring it back to the Commission. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0. S election of CDBG Grant Engineering Firm e City requested quali cations from interested engineering rms for the Citys upcoming Economic Development grant. City sta ranked the seven rms that submitted proposals. Of the seven rms ranked Mills Engineering received the highest cumulative score. According the CCNA rules the City is unable to request a price from Mills Engineering at this time. e second ranked rm is Creech Engineering, the third ranked is Burrell Engineering and the fourth is Casseaux, Hewett & Walpole. Mr. Hartzog asked that Commissioners accept the ranking and allow the top four rms to be placed on a short list for negotiations and allow him to begin negotiations with the top ranked rm. If an agreement is not made then begin negotiations with the next rm on the list until an agreement and contract for services is made. Mr. Greg Lange of Mittauer and Associates thanked the Commission for the opportunity to bid. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to accept the ranking as submitted and allow the top four rms to be placed on a short list for negotiations authorize the City Manager to begin negotiations with Mills Engineering and should he not be able to come to an agreement with the rm the next rm should be negotiated with. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Utility Department Billing and Connection Matters City ordinance states in section 74-63 that all monthly charges and fees shall be submitted and payable on the rst day of the month and if they remain unpaid after the 15th day of such month a penalty according to the fee schedule shall be imposed. Sta currently adheres to this ordinance however when the 15th of the month falls on a weekend or holiday customers are allowed to pay without penalty on the following business day. Sta asks the Commission consider allowing sta to follow the City ordinance by placing penalties to all accounts not paid in full by closing on the 15th day of the month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday customers can place their payments in the drop box and be considered as received on the 15th. Payments received after 7AM on the next business day will receive a late fee. Vice Mayor Barron suggested changing the wording to give each utility customer the next business day which is usual and customary. Mayor Pomeroy agreed. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to revise the City ordinance or bring back an ordinance change to the next meeting revising section 74-63 to include language that if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday the customer has to the closing of the next business day to make payment without incurring a penalty. Commissioner Cason second. Mr. Hartzog said Mr. Fugate can prepare the revision. Mr. Fugate asked for clari cation, if the 15th falls on Saturday they have until Monday the 17th close of business to pay. Commissioners agreed. Vice Mayor Barron agreed saying that is what her motion is. Motion passed 5-0. C ity Code Section 74-131 Application for Service. e City has accumulated $2,712.27 in bad debt from accounts that have been cancelled out for the current scal year from October 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. e main reason for accumulating bad debt is that the current deposit for residential customers for new accounts is only $100 and the average bill customers leave the City owing is double that amount. Commercial accounts deposit is only $150 and they can leave owing close to $1,000 in some cases. Sta requests permission to increase the residential deposit for new customers to $200 for the standard meter and $300 for the standard meter for new commercial customers. is increase will not a ect current customers. Commissioner Hudson questioned how many residential accounts versus commercial. Mr. Hartzog said most of the $2,712.27 is residential. Commissioner Hudson questioned if the Bailey bad debt is included in this amount. Mrs. Copeland said the Bailey debt is not included in the $2,712.27. Commissioner Hudson said he wants to know how many accounts are included in the $2,712.27. Vice Mayor Barron agreed. Mr. Fugate said in the City of Williston they are looking at a rm that determines the creditworthiness for new customers. He said that led him to looking at a rm that Central Florida Electric uses. Vice Mayor Barron suggested tabling the issue as it will be in the paper and if someone has a position on the issue maybe they will address the Commission. Chapter 74 Mandatory Water Connections. Mr. Hartzog said the City has extended approximately 2 miles of water line in the north section of the City. Water connection when available is mandatory but there isnt 100% hookup. In order to have everyone hookup the City has to enforce the ordinance by sending letters to all the prospective customers asking them to hookup within a certain time frame with no cost for the meter if the water connection is made within that time. After some discussion, the consensus of the Commission is to authorize the City Manager to send letters giving customers 60 days to hook up with a free water meter. After 60 days the customer will have to pay for the meter. City Election 2012 Groups up for election are Teal Pomeroy Group 2 and Teresa Barron Group 4. Election fee is $448.00. Qualifying week is June 4, 2012 through June 8, 2012. Election date is August 7, 2012 Levy County School Board Inspections Mr. Hartzog said he received an email from Mr. Je Edison, Assistant Superintendent, asks consideration to contract with the City for Mr. Hammond to perform school inspections. After discussion, Commissioners asked Mr. Hartzog to negotiate a contract for services with Mr. Edison and bring it back to the Commission for review. Police Chief Robert Douglas Employee Recognition Chief Douglas and Deputy Chief Al Graves recognized O cer Alton Horne for his investigative work and closure of a counterfeit check scheme. Fire Chief James Harris No reports Old Business Building Department Vehicle Mr. Hartzog said he gave Commissioners a copy of the verbatim minutes of the February 27th City Commission meeting. Some of the local car dealerships in town may have been o ended because the vehicle was purchased out of town. e vehicle is a 2010 Ford Explorer, low mileage, 100,000 mile warranty total paid $19,065. Mr. Hartzog said Mr. Hammond went around to all four car dealers in town told them he was interested in an SUV. eir response was they did not have anything under $20,000. e City saved around $4,000 $6,000 by purchasing at Southeastern Car in Gainesville. Vice Mayor Barron said local dealers were a little upset. In the meeting when it was discussed Terence Reed was mentioned and it was said the vehcile was to be purchased from one of the local vendors. She said everyone in town is struggling and by the City not spending the $20,000 in Chie and is a concern to people. Mayor Pomeroy agreed. Commissioner Hudson agreed saying the minutes state the vehicle was to be purchased from a local vendor. Commissioner Cason said he did not receive a call from anyone on this issue. Chief Douglas said no one could match the $20,000 locally. Commissioner Hudson said Commissioners should have mentioned to bring back the local quotes if a vehicle couldnt be found for $20,000 or just bring back all the quotes for Commissioners to review. Vice Mayor Barron said she was disappointed that it wasnt brought back to the Commission if it couldnt be bought local so the Commission could re-visit it. She said the persons that called her said that Mr. Hammond didnt check back with them after he received approval to make the purchase. Mr. Hammond said he respectfully disagreed. He said he went to every dealer starting with the Dodge dealership talking with them three times and they said they couldnt nd anything in the state. He then went to the Chevrolet dealership and was informed by their salesman that they have nothing for $20,000 with low mileage except for a Trailblazer which would be at least three years old with mileage. Mr. Hammond said he did call the Chevrolet dealership back after the Commission approved $20,000 and he was told they couldnt nd anything around the state. e Ford dealership quoted a vehicle and he also went to Terence Reeds. Mr. Hammond said he has never driven anything but GMCs or Chevrolet except for one Dodge so he would de nitely check with them. He said when he couldnt nd anything local he informed Mr. Hartzog that he couldnt nd anything even with the locals looking statewide for a vehicle then Mr. Hartzog mentioned Southeastern Car and thats when he went there. Vice Mayor Barron said Terence Reed said Bill didnt check back with him after approval. Mr. Hammond said he walked in Mr. Reeds door and asked him if he found anything thing and Mr. Reed said no so they both began talking about Mr. Hammonds personal vehicle that Mr. Reed is working on. Mr. Hammond said he has been working with Mr. Reed for 20 years so he wouldnt ignore him. Mr. Hartzog said the only thing we can do is to put it in the purchasing policy to buy it from Chie and. Mayor Pomeroy said the Commission stressed to keep it local. Vice Mayor Barron said the Commission should be more diligent about making sure the City gives local vendors the rst chance especially on big purchases and tweak the purchasing policy. Commissioner Hudson said the way to do it is to bring it back to the Commission to vote on which one to purchase. Mr. Fugate said none of the cities he represents have a local preference policy. He said it is a di cult concept because there is a valid conceptual basis for having a local preference but it runs counter to the notion that the City should want to be saving every tax payer dollar possible. Vice Mayor Barron said she would like to see local preference language in the policy. Mrs. Copeland cautioned the local preference language as it applies to grants. Mr. Fugate said it may be possible to carve out grant purchases. Mr. Fugate said he will look at other resources for local preference language. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Fugate to forward local preference policies from other agencies to Mrs. Ellzey for the Commissioners. Commissioners New Business Commissioner Cason reported the street light in front of Chie and Farm Supply is going o and on. Mr. Hartzog said he reported the light to Central Florida Electric. Mr. A.D. Goodman said he will have it taken care of. Commissioner Buie said the lime rock that was used to ll pot holes on S.W. 3rd is very lumpy. Mr. Hartzog said the lime rock came from the Eleanor Village CDBG project that had a lot of hard rock. Mr. Hartzog said he will check it out. City Attorney Norm Fugate No reports Public Comment None Correspondence None Approval of Special and Regular Commission Meeting Minutes April 9, 2012 Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve the special and regular meeting minutes of the April 9, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING April 23, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Special Session at City Hall. Vice Mayor Barron called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teresa Barron, Vice MayorCommissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator VISITORS: Frank Schuup Curtis Cupp Doug King Fred Fox Arthur Maruna Vice Mayor Barron said the City of Chie and will be applying for a Community Development Block Grant during the FY 2011-2012 cycle in the Economic Development category. e grant will provide the required funds to install water and sewer to the proposed hospital site. Since the Economic Development category is the only CDBG grant that allows the City to apply throughout the cycle until the funding is exceeded, the City does not know if funding will still be available once the application is reviewed. Should all of the 2011 funds be exhausted the City will reapply in the 2012 cycle for the same purpose. is meeting shall serve as the Citys rst hearing on the proposed Economic Development grant for the hospital. Mrs. Copeland said the City is eligible for $650,000 and the current cycle is still open. e 2012 cycle will open August 15th. Mr. Schuup introduced Mr. Curtis Cupp of Lend Lease as he brie y explained that DASCO merged with Lend Lease. Mr. Schuup said the anticipated break ground date will be in the later part of the fourth quarter of 2012. He said 19 low to medium low income jobs will be created as a grant requirement. Vice Mayor Barron asked for public comment. No comments were heard from the public. e meeting adjourned at 5:45PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk
www.levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal8CJune 14, 2012Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923City Of Chie and City Commission Meeting May 14, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Vice-Mayor Barron called the meeting to order at 6:02 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teresa Barron, Vice MayorCommissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: Teal Pomeroy, MayorCommissioner ALSO PRESENT: Mary Ellzey, Deputy Clerk Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorVisitors:Wayne Weatherford came to talk to the Commission about the upcoming annual District T-Ball tournament which will take place May 31June 3rd, and to let them know that Chie and will also be hosting the T-ball World Series this year. e World Series will take place July 5-8, and should bring in several thousand folks. Wayne asked the Commission is they would be willing to help with the banners and making sure the scoreboards were working and the elds were in good shape. He asked if he and the Vice Mayor could have a meeting prior to the events since she was over Recreation, and she said that would be ne. Wayne said he would get with City Hall to set up the meeting and thanked the Commission for their support.Student of the Month:Commissioner Hudson presented the Student of the Month awards to Houston Keen, Garrison Vandergrift and Austin Williams; Lucas Blumenburg was not present to receive his award.City Manager Mary Ellzey (Acting)Ordinance Number 12-02 Amending City Code Chapter First Reading Mrs. Ellzey read the new language that had been inserted into the various sections of Chapters 58 and 74 that clari ed how payments would be handled when the 15th falls on a holiday or weekend. e new language states In the event that the 15th day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday then the due date for payment without penalty will be extended to be close of business of the next business day after the 15th. Commissioner Hudson made the motion to approve Ordinance 12-02 making changes to the Code of Ordinances by title with the clarifying language on the due date. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0. Negotiation of Fee with Selected CDBG Grant Consulting FirmMrs. Ellzey informed the Commission that since the April 23rd meeting Sta had meeting with the top ranked rm of Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole/David H. Melvin, to negotiate a rm price since the rm had only given the City a sliding scale of 3% 7.2%, the price that CHW/DHM gave was $42,250. To be sure that everything had been done properly Laurie called the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and asked them to con rm if the ranking process was okay. e Citys grant consultant called Laurie back later with instructions that the City should have in fact gone back to both short listed rms, CHW/DHM, and Fred Fox Enterprises and o ered them the opportunity to give their best nal and lowest price. When this was done, Fred Fox Enterprises, gave a lower price of $39,900, and CHW/DHM, stood on their original price of $42,250, therefore, it was recommended that the bid award be given to Fred Fox Enterprises. After discussion by the Commission on whether it might be possible for Laurie to assume the responsibility for writing the future CDBG grants, Commissioner Hudson made the motion to accept Fred Fox Enterprises low bid of $39,900 for the Grant Consultant Services, and to authorize the City Manager and Mayor to execute all contract documents. Commissioner Cason seconded this motion. However, the City Attorney asked if the Contract should not be brought before the Commission since they needed to be sure that he was not allowed to be paid and complete his service until the State was satis ed the Hospital had met all of its requirements for the job monitoring. e second part of the motion was changed to say that the City Manager and Mayor were authorized to negotiate all contract documents. Commissioner Cason seconded the change to motion. Motion was approved 4-0.Letter of Support Tri-County HospitalMrs. Ellzey informed the Commissioners that Frank Schupp had contacted the City requesting another letter of support for the hospital project. She read the letter of support for the Commission and asked permission to have the Vice-Mayor sign it on behalf of the Commission since he needed the letter by tomorrow. Commissioner Hudson asked the City Attorney if he could see any problems with the City giving this letter of support, and the City Attorney said no. Commissioner Hudson made the motion to allow the Vice Mayor to sign the letter of support for the hospital. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.Update on Utility Bad DebtMrs. Ellzey went over the bad debt breakdown with the Commissioners which showed that more residential customers than commercial customers left owing the City money. Commissioners reviewed the policies from some of the other area utilities in comparison to the Citys current deposit policy. Commissioner Hudson suggested raising the deposit to $200 and if the customer stayed for 18 months and have good credit history the City can give them the opportunity to have their deposit refunded. Vice Mayor Barron suggested $100 deposit for customers that had only water and garbage; $200 if they have water, sewer & garbage, and $100 if they had sewer and garbage. She also said that if they had a good credit history after 18 months they could petition the City to have their deposits returned. Mrs. Ellzey asked the Commissioners to de ne what they meant by good credit and Commissioner Hudson and the Vice Mayor agreed that it meant not being cut o for non-payment and no bad checks in the last 18 months. Sta was to check on the length of time that rental tenants are with the City prior to leaving us and bring that information back, before a nal decision is made on the updated deposit policy.Update Regarding Citizens Advisory Task ForceLaurie Copeland let the Commissioners know she had been unsuccessful in getting replies to the ads for the vacant position on the board. She was asked who the current members were and told them, Sylvia McCullar, Ernest Haile, Kary Colson, Icer Roberts and Doris Jones. e Commissioners said they would bring back some nominations.Re-schedule May City Commission Meeting e Commissioners decided by consensus to cancel the second May meeting. ey asked the local papers to please make a note of that, and Mrs. Ellzey said she would post a notice letting everyone know too.Police Chief Robert DouglasEmployee Recognition Chief Douglas let the Commission know that he had received the nal $10,000 he needed to fund the construction on his building expansion project. He told them that Slack Construction who had been the awarded contractor had agreed to honor their price from last year, and that they would begin the project soon. He had received the money from the Warner foundation.Fire Chief James HarrisFire Chief Harris requested the Commission approve his award of bid for his re safety supplies. He reminded them that he had brought this matter to them before since it was part of the Aide to Fire ghters grant, and during the grant modi cation we asked permission to apply for these funds. He said that in addition to these school supplies that he normally has to fund out of his budget, he is getting some smoke detectors which he will be giving away to citizens. He said he has not determined yet who will get the smoke detectors. e Fire Chief said that his call load had decreased in the number of EMS calls he was running since he had stopped responding to calls at Chie and Medical Center and Palms Medical Center. He asked permission to take the new re engine to an EMS Expo at the Williston airport on May 19th, the Commission agreed to allow him to take the truck to the expo. Commissioner Buie asked about the $67 that was the grant match for the Fire Safety supplies and the Chief reminded him that under the FEMA grant we had a 5% match requirement. e Vice Mayor asked if she could get a motion to approve the award of bid for the Fire Safety Supplies bid, and Commissioner Hudson made the motion to approve the award of bid. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. e motion was approved 4-0.Old BusinessNoneCommissioners New BusinessCommissioner Buie said he was getting complaints about the street being overgrown and having trash around the burned down house. Mr. Hammond he will get right on sending the owners a letter now that the scene has been cleared for demolition by the Fire Marshall. He said it would take about 30 day for the process to be completed though. Vice-Mayor Barron stated that she would like to have a workshop on the local preference policy following the June 11th commission meeting, so that the Commissioners could work on the language for that proposal.City Attorney Norm FugateNo reportsPublic CommentArt Brunham spoke up about the large hole that is in the roadway at the corner of Buie Park road, and 345, he said it was very bad. He was told that this was a County roadway, but that sta would contact the County about the repair for him.CorrespondenceNoneApproval of Special and Regular Commission Meeting Minutes April 9, 2012Commissioner Hudson moved to approve the special and regular meeting minutes of the April 23, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0. Commissioner Cason recognized Mike Michaelis in the audience and asked him if he had any comments. Mike Michaelis then gave the Commission an update on how the AVMed renewal quote process was going, as well as the request for quotes from BCBS, and United. He said they were working hard to get the information in time for the budget. He suggested we might want to think about doing an extended plan year with AVMED if we stayed with AVMed, this would change the e ective date of our renewal from the current 9/1, which might make it easier during budget time. He said he felt he should have something for the insurance committee soon though. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM. Attest; Mary Ellzey, Deputy Clerk Teresa Barron, Vice-Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator2. Bridgette Renaud, BES Custodian, May 11, 2012 (2.5 hours). c) Family Medical Leave Requests: 1. Morgan A. Elton, CES Custodian, e ective May 2 through 8, 2012 and May 9 through June 14, 2012.d) Personal Leave in Excess of Six (6) Days Leave Request:1. Melisa Cook, BMHS Aide/Clerk, May 7 through June 11, 2012. e) Professional Leave Requests: 1. Andrew Kidd, CMS Teacher, October 20, 21 and 22, 2011, FASTE Conference, Orlando, paid from project #14892. 2. Kathryn Lawrence District Coordinator Turnaround Schools, June 18 and 19, 2012, Florida Rural Turnaround Leadership Project, Ocala, paid by FL Rural Turnaround Grant, no cost to Board. 3. Rebecca M. Tyson, Food Service Coordinator, June 21 23, 2012, FSNA Leadership Training, Tampa, paid from project #41000. 4. Empowering E ective Teaching Convention, June 18 20, 2012, paid by the GATES Grant: Cheryl Beauchamp. f) Student Trip Requests: 1. Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Leadership and Advocacy Training, June 1 3, 2012, Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, paid by Levy County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Grant, no cost to Board, commercial carrier Charter BUS, all schools riding together, chaperone Kristina Zachary from Health Department and as follows from schools: BMHS chaperones Greg Hamilton and Cynthia Austin, 5 students CKS chaperone Kathy Hudson, 10 students CMS chaperones Mary Phillips and Sonya Schmidt, 8 students WMS chaperones Annie Battles, Carolyn Bostic and Swain Strickland, 8 students CHS chaperones Sonya Schmidt and Mary Phillips, 10 students 2. Alice Graham, CHS HOSA Advisor, June 20 24, 2012, National HOSA Conference and Competition, Lake Buena Vista, chaperones Sally Martinez and Perry Davidson, 8 students, 1 county van, advisor expenses paid from project #15300, all other expenses paid internal account. 3. Dallas Locke, CHS FFA Advisor, June 12 17, 2012, National FFA Washing Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, Keitha Hall, Polk County Advisor Chaperone, 6 students, commercial carrier AIRLINE, all expenses paid internal account, no cost to Board. 4. State FFA Convention, June 25 29, 2012, Orlando, advisor expenses paid from project #15300, all other expenses paid internal account: BMHS Marcia Smith and Jennifer Bray, Lori Conquest and Julie A. Trimm, 13 students, 2 county vans CKS Dennis Voyles and Jolie Davis, 10 students, 1 county van CMS and CHS Dallas Locke, Katie Jones, Karen Tillis, Brooke Ward and Kristi Reed, 30 students, 1 school bus and 1 private vehicle WMS and WHS Natalie Couey, Chris Wilder and Ben Randolph, 46 students, 1 school bus g) Recommendations: 1. James Bell, WES Custodian, e ective May 11, 2012, replacing William Colon. 2. Je Jaso, WHS ROTC Teacher, release from employment during the probationary period, e ective May 14, 2012. 3. Payment of Supplements to the following personnel for supplemental activities during the 2011-2012 school year.School SP# Supplement Name Employee E ective Date CHS 291 Football Assist. Varsity Chad Brock 02/07/12 (delete) 291 Football Assist. Varsity Carlton Scott 02/07/12 (delete) 291 Football Assist. Varsity Kyle Parnell 05/01/12 291 Football Assist. Varsity Gregory Brochetti 05/01/12 4. Ronald T. Perez, District Coordinator MIS / Technology, e ective May 17, 2012, replacing Barbara Rivers. 5. Approval of the 2012-2013 Payroll Period Schedules for Instructional, ESP and 12 Month Employees. 6. Permission to pay $550.00 bonus to all Administrative Employees currently at the top of the Administrative Salary Schedule and permission to roll step for Administrative Employees.2. FINANCE: a) Financial Statement as of April 2012 b) Budget Amendments #13A and #13B Superintendents Comments / Recommendations: Superintendent Hastings presented a plaque to the Board from Clayton Lott, in appreciation for buying his hog at the Suwannee River Fair. He also reminded the Board that they would be visiting WES after the Board Meeting today. Bob Clemons asked to address the Board concerning a Budget Workshop. After further discussion, the Board agreed to hold a Budget Workshop on May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Board Room for the purpose of discussion and review of the budget only, with no Board action taken. Notice of the Budget Workshop would emailed to all sta in the District and it would be posted on the School Board Website. Board Comments: Robert Philpot had questions for Rob Ice concerning the Century Link router at WHS. Mr. Ice said the district is working on a cache router that might increase the overall bandwidth for the Williston community schools and correct the problem. Paige Brookins invited everyone to the Spring Jamboree Football Game on Friday between CHS and BHS. ere being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned. ATTEST: APPROVED: ____________________________________________ Robert O. Hastings, Secretary Paige Brookins, ChairmanSchool Board Executive Session continued from page 6C