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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: 09-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 11 50 CENTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 www.levyjournalonline.com See Sections A & BSee page 10A See Levy Life 1BWater IssuesSee Levy Life 1Bcontinued on page 3AWild Game Processing Workshop for Hunters Minutes for Chie and, Williston & BoCC Budding Journalists from Cedar Key Sheri s O ce K-9s Receive Cool Vests from Veterans Group By Terry WittSpecial to the Levy County JournalMost people never see them on the job. ey work without complaining or asking for money. Overtime doesnt bother them. Criminals fear them. Five K-9s, the police dogs that work for the Levy County Sheri s O ce, were given K-9 Cool VestsŽ Tuesday by the Southern Chapter of the United States War Dog Association, a non-pro“ t and veterans group. e vests are not meant to make the dogs look cool, but rather to feel cool when they are working in hot weather. e vests can be packed with ice to help the dogs cool down as they work. Dogs cannot sweat like people. e vests prevent heat stroke. Barbara Snow, director of the Southern United States War Dog Association, said the K-9 o cers at the sheri s department are not being used in the military, but they are “ ghting a war of a di erent kind.  ese dogs do the same thing. ey “ ght in the war on crime,Ž she said. Ralph Montera donated money to the Southern Chapter of the United States War Dog Association to purchase the vests. Cpl. Pete Barnes and his K-9 Taz, Cpl. Lauree Allen and her K-9 Phoenix, Deputy Clint Anderson and his K-9 Nero, Deputy Kevin Kinik and his K-9 Rossi were presented with their vests in front of the Levy County Jail when Snow recognized them for their heroic service. Deputy Scott Stancil and his K-9 Daisy could not be present for the ceremony. e K-9s, extremely intelligent dogs, sat at attention as long as possible, though Nero had to be calmed down because of his excitement and Phoenix, though he sat at attention, couldnt resist looking left at a group of noisy people working nearby.K-9s protect the human police o cers who give them commands but can also be used to capture suspects or sni out contraband. ey love to work. Many K-9s give their lives to protect the o cers who work with them.Snow said she is working to pass federal legislation that would give war dogs the ability to receive medical bene“ ts when they retire. A federal law passed by Congress already allows retirees to be adopted but provides them with no bene“ ts. Snow said the dogs often sni out money in drug seizures, but never receive any of the proceeds from the seizure when they retire. Some dogs needs surgery on their legs and joints from jumping out of helicopters. She said the dogs would be more adoptable if their owners knew there were federal medical bene“ ts available to the animals.  ey are our silent heroes and we think they deserve so much more,Ž Snow said. People who wish to educate themselves about war dogs or make donations to bene“ t the dogs can go to a web site … K9wardogadvocates.com … to get involved or to simply know more about the animals and how to help them. Sheri Johnny Smith presented Snow with a plaque expressing the sheri s o ces appreciation for the donation of the vests. e sheri s o ce also has a plaque recognizing Monteras contribution. Smith said the sheri s o ce has developed an excellent K-9 program. Snow added that the Cool Vests worn by the K-9s can be equipped with body armor to protect them from bullets, but she said the cost of body armor is high. For now, the vests will be used to cool the dogs. She said K-9s are extremely dedicated. Many pet dogs will stop moving and lie down when they become overheated. K-9s keep going.  ese dogs will keep going until they get the job done,Ž she said, emphasizing the importance of the Cool Down vests.Deputy sheri s with their K-9s are, left to right: Clint Anderson with Nero; Deputy Steve Ellis, the K-9 trainer; Pete Barnes with Taz; Kevin Kinik with Rossi and Lauree Allen with Phoenix. Not shown is Deputy Scott Stanciland Daisy. The K-9s are wearing their new Cool Vests. Photo by Terry WittBy Kathy Hilliard, EditorMost Americans remember where they were when the news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City happened on 9/11/01. Most of us can also remember “ nding a TV set somewhere or opening up a streaming live computer screen and watching in disbelief when the second plane hit the other Tower. At that moment we knew … this was not an accident. Following that horri“ c event America watched with admiration as the police, EMTs, “ re“ ghters, medical personnel, armed services personnel and volunteers of all types gave of themselves so that others could be found under the rubble and live out their lives. at was the American spirit in action; a spirit bequeathed to us all by our Creator, I believe, and there is nothing more beautiful than to see true unsel“ shness work itself out in love to mankind. Two days after the attack as people worked feverishly to save lives, Frank Silecchia, a construction worker, found a steel girder joint about 10 feet across and 20 feet high weighing about 10 tons amidst all the rubble. In the shape of a cross, the fused steel t-joint had served to gird the towers before they fell but now was seen as a sign of hope in the midst of sorrow. Day after day for those who desired to trust in God, this t-joint became a place to pray, cry and renew their spirit while bonding together and trusting in something bigger than mankind to help “ nd loved ones and heal from the terror of the attack. No one An Old Rusty Cross in the Rubble Raises Hope and Ire Cross girder in the rubble after 9-11 attack in New York City. Photo Credit notnewyork.org Commissioners Say Fire Contract with Otter Creek Still Not Happening By Kathy HilliardEditorBrent Baris, attorney for the Town of Otter Creek, approached the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday morning to try and re-establish the relationship but County Commissioners were having no part of it. Attorney Brent Baris rehashed the past relationship with Levy County sending funds to Otter Creek for “ re services in District 13, Otter Creek pitching in funds for municipal “ re service and the hiring of the City of Chie” and “ re services to provide service and protection for Otter Creek. Baris explained that Otter Creek has been very happy with this arrangement. e Levy County Board of County Commissioners terminated that agreement previously explaining that the county funds were not to be used to pay through to the city of Chie” and which was in violation of the contract. Attorney Baris requested that they reconsider that termination. Baris said they would cover the county in District 13 with the funds from Levy County and would add Otter Creek funds to also continue their arrangement with the City of Chie” and. Chie” and would provide a man in the station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and thereafter be on call. Chie” and would also back Otter Creek up. Commission Chair Danny Stevens reiterated the Boards past problem with the arrangement between Otter Creek and Chie” and. Commissioner Ryan Bell asked about the dollar amounts that Otter Creek paid to Chie” and for “ re service within the municipality. Attorney Baris answered that it was about $750 to $800. Commissioner Bell then said, ...lets do the math.Ž With 131 homes being included for a price of $800 to Chie” and the cost per home would be $6.11 for “ re services provided by Chie” and. At that price the Board again stated that District 13 county monies would have to be going to Chie” and which was a violation of their contract in the past, and would be in the future. Baris said that the Board has doubled their budget with the new assessments and Otter Creek was not asking for more than the $38,000 they have been receiving. Commissioner Chad Johnson said, Otter Creek can negotiate a contract with Chie” and or any “ re service that you want. is board looked at it and said, we need to go in this direction. And so we are working with our “ re director and under his recommendations. We are not limiting Otter Creek from contracting with Chie” and. ey can contract with Bronson, with Cedar Key, with whoever they want to contract with..... It is obvious and Commissioner Bell has pointed out that the contract that these municipalities are seeking is contingent on the county being involved. And the county is responsible for providing service to the unincorporated areas which we continue to do......Did we increase the assessments, yes, but we also lowered the millage rate and had a decrease in ad valorem. What we have done is allow the assessments to pay for the service so that the ad valorem could be reduced. To take that argument and try to structure it so that it serves the purpose of one or two entities I dont think is in the best interests of the entire county.Ž Baris explained that Otter Creek money is part of the county money and should come back to Otter Creek. Commissioner Stevens By Kathy HilliardEditor e Commissioners met Monday night to re-discuss the assessments, tax rates, and property taxes in Levy County. Sheila Rees announced that the Board of County Commissioners had tentatively adopted a millage rate of 8.5759. at is your roll back rate and it is 0 percent increase. You have a Resolution of 2012-61 that you need to adopt after any comments or discussion.Ž Upon being questioned about the term 0 percent increaseŽ it was explained that the 0 percent increase is based solely on not receiving any more revenues than last year. e Commissioners went back and forth in discussions and math calculations which showed many di erent scenarios where some property owners would have reductions, some stay the same, and some would still be higher even if the millage rate were reduced and still stay within the budgetary boundaries necessary for the Board and Levy County New Millage Rate Adopted by Commissioners Monday Nightcontinued on page 2A See page 12ASee Letter to Editor 4Acontinued on page 5A

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The Levy County Journal2ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Harris, Quinton Lamar Williston VOP RWOV $10,000 BOND Hill, Christopher A Chie” and VOP DUI $25,000 BOND Hines, Ashley L High Springs FTA PRACTICE COSMETOLOGY SPECIALTY W/O LICENSE $250 BOND Jones, Demetrius S Williston FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $2,000 BOND Burgin, omas A Newberry WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $500 PURGE CHUNG, GARY PATRICK 58, OF DUNNELLON, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2 CORBETT, HEATHER 20, OF TRENTON, FL: BATTERY ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETC; WITH VIOLENCE; CARRYING ELECTRIC WEAPON OR DEVICE DAVIS, MATTHEW RYAN 30, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR DAYS, FREDERICK LAMAR 49, OF WILLISTON, FL: PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE; BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED DELAFE, ANGELA RENEE 44, OF INGLIS, FL: CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION FELLHAUER, MELISSA CORINNE 29, OF INGLIS, FL: PROB VIOLATION GOODE, DONALD EUGENE, 53, OF INGLIS, FL: FAIL TO STOP REMAIN AT CRASH INVOLVE INJURY GOODE, DONALD EUGENE 53, of INGLIS, FL: FAIL TO STOP REMAIN AT CRASH INVOLVE INJURY HENSON, EZRA RODNEY 46, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; REFUSE TO ACCEPT SIGN CITATION OR POST BOND KEENE, JANE RUSBY 61, OF FANNING SPR/ TRENTON, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE; INDECENT EXPOSURE IN PUBLIC KREKELER, LISA ANN 50, OF INGLIS, FL: FAILURE TO APPEARLevy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.comClassi ed AdsLevy Countys Most WantedLEE, KUTURA MECCA 37, OF CHIELFAND, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS LEPPERT, ROBERT GEORGE JR 45, OF WILLISTON, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF; OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE MATTHEWS, CARLA 39, OF SUWANNEE, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR MILLER, WILLIAM RUSSELL 20, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PROB VIOLATION NICHOLS, LARRY DUANE 49, OF MORRISTON, FL: POSS OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON; PROB VIOLATION NORRIS, TODD BRANDON 29, OF TRENTON, FL: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE OATES, VICKI E, 41, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE PACHECO, KARLA 19, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE REGISTER, BRADLEY, 18, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: LEWD LASCV BEHAVIOR VICTIM AGE 12 TO 16 RENFROE, KEVIN DELROY 30, OF TRENTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 3 ROBINSON, ERNEST 29, OF ARCHER, FL: READMIT FROM COURT RODRIGUEZ, GILBERTO 41, OF TRENTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT; POSSESS MARIJUANA OVER 20 GRAMS; WIT SELL MFG DELIV ETC SCHEDULE II SIEGEL, SHANE CHRISTIAN 31, OF TRENTON, FL: 4 GRAMS TO UNDER 30 KILOGRAMS WALCK, ROY BRUCE 52, OF ORLANDO, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WORK, TIMOTHY PAU L, 53, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PROB VIOLATION YOUNG, KEVIN ERIC 32, OF INGLIS, FL: READMIT FROM COURT X 2 Service Jacks Land Levy County Department of Public Safety P.O. BOX 448, BRONSON, FL 32621, (352) 486-5209, CHIEF DAVID KNOWLES, DIRECTOROn September 19th, 20th, & 21st, 2012 the Levy County Department of Public Safety will host the College of Central Floridas Mobile Simulator Lab. is event will be located at the Emergency Operations Center in Bronson. e lab will be set up from 9am-3pm all three days. is mobile lab is set up as a training center for EMT and Paramedic Students. It will also aid in ongoing training for current EMTs and Paramedics. e mobile lab also houses a Sim-Man 3G. is state-of-theart patient simulator has the capability of imitating medical conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and seizures. It then reacts to student procedures with realistic responses and collects data to help students learn from the experience. All citizens are urged to come by the EOC in Bronson and check out this mobile simulator lab. is may be the perfect opportunity for someone to see if they have an interest in emergency medical services. Citizens will also be able to see Levy County EMS personnel train on the Sim-Man. I would like to invite you all to see our dedicated EMS sta in action through this simulated environment. If you are interested, please stop by the Public Safety O ce this Wednesday, ursday, or Friday or contact me. David Knowles, Director of Public SafetyAuto Accident Turns Fatal for Steinhatchee ResidentOn August 28, 2012 around 3 p.m. Justin Y. Daroza, 24, of Gainesville was driving his 1990 Chevrolet Lumina in Levy County at US 19 and NW 160 St. Daroza attempted to cross US 19 from the west side to the east side of NW 160 St. when he violated the way of a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by 50-year-old Charles D. Tyre who was traveling northbound in the right hand lane of US 19. In the Cutlass with Tyre was 47-year-old Valerie M. Boyington (Woodring), both are of Steinhatchee. e left front of Tyres Cutlass struck the right front side of Darozas Lumina which came to rest in the right northbound lane of US 19. Tyre and the Lumina traveled o the road from the impact and came to rest in the ditch on the east shoulder of US 19 just north of NW 160 St.Daroza had minor injuries and was wearing his seatbelt. No alcohol arrest. Tyre and his passenger, both of whom were wearing seatbelts, were transported to Shands UF by Levy County EMS. Boyingtons injuries were minor but Mr. Tyre succumbed to his injuries on September 8 while still at Shands. On September 1, 2012, the Dixie County Sheri s O ce received a complaint from the Department of Children and Families about a 23-month-old child who was currently being seen at Shands Hospital. Children and Families suspected that the childs injuries were the result of abuse and neglect and requested a criminal investigation. Medical experts interviewed during the course of the investigation determined it to be impossible for the childs injuries to have occurred as described by the suspects. Tests also con“ rmed prior injuries in various healing stages that were also consistent with patterns of abuse. As a result of these medical “ ndings and interviews conducted with other witnesses and family members, Sheri s investigators arrested two Old Town residents ursday September 13, 2012. Daniel J. Brown, 31, and Elizabeth M. Whit“ eld, 28, were charged in the case. Brown is currently charged with one count of Aggravated Child Abuse and Whit“ eld is currently facing a charge of one count of Child Neglect. Both Brown and Whit“ eld are currently being held in the Dixie County Jail pending an initial court appearance. —submitted by Major Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheri s O ceDixie County Couple Arrested for Child Neglect and Abuse Daniel Brown Elizabeth Whit eld New Millage Rate continued from page 1A to receive or take advantage of state or federal rules and funding and provide services to residents. Commissioners stated that assessments are what they are right now and cannot be changed so its the millage rate they must deal with to provide relief to the property owners of Levy County. Commissioner Mike Joyner hurried the discussion along stating, We can sit here and pick ticks o this chicken all night long but we need to get it done.Ž At one point someone from the audience o ered that Joyner be nominated for Levy County Poet Laureate. e balancing act “ nally came to a conclusion with a new millage of rate of 8.0100 being approved which is 6.6 percent less than the previous roll back rate. e new Resolution 2012-61 was unanimously adopted.

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The Levy County Journal 3ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 continued on page 10B NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Town of Bronson has tentatively adopted a budget for FY 2012-2013 A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 24, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building Council Chambers 660 E. Hathaway Ave. Bronson, FloridaPub.: September 20, 2012 Mitchs Gold & Diamonds LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AUGUST 21, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm.ChadJohnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court … Danny Shipp CountyAttorney… Anne Bast Brown CountyCoordinator… Fred Moody Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 108847-08980 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 75,472.24 ROAD 64,233.26 SHIP 8,050.00 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 78.63 TRANSPORTATION 26,935.75 COURT FACILITIES 19.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 1,739.60 EMS 43,350.84 FIRE 66,826.07 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 567.63 UTILITIES 176.78 ADD COURT COSTS 50.80 LANDFILL 77,472.54 TOTAL $1,035,152.24 MINUTES e following minutes were presented to the Board for approval: Regular Meeting on July 17, 2012 Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012 Budget Workshop on July 31, 2012 Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes from the Board meetings as follows: Regular Meeting on July 17, 2012, with changes Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012 Budget Workshop on July 31, 2012, with changes Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012 Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. ROAD DEPARTMENT Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent Open bids for yearly items. Mr. Greenlee presented bid tabulations for the Board and stated the following vendors were recommended for the purchase of yearly items for the Road Department for “ scal year 20122013: Bid Item Vendor Motor Oil Lewis Oil Porta-potty Jones Plumbing Sign Materials Ro-Cal, Universal, Vulcan Striping RoadScape ofNorth Florida Emulsion Prime-Tar Blackleg Emulsions Culvert Metal Culverts Safety Products Safety Products, Inc., Safety Zone Specialists Sod Shearer Quality Sod Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the bids for yearly items for the Road Department as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Request approval of Resolution 2012-50, authorizing the execution of a construction and maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for bridge replacement on CR 326 at theWaccasassaRiver. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 201250, authorizing the execution of a construction and maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for bridge replacement on CR 326 at theWaccasassaRiver. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201250 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. IVAN CHUBB RequestCountyAttorneyto look at creating connection for Veterans organizations access. Mr. Chubb requested the Board have theCountyAttorneyhelp “ nd a way to slow down out of county organizations from using Vets names or Vets organizations to solicit money. Mr. Lowyns spoke to the Board and stated the problem is not just isolated toLevyCounty, and is working with o cials on the State and National level to “ nd a solution. He stated Atty. Browns assistance may be needed in determining how to go about enforcement here inLevyCounty. CLERK OF COURT Danny Shipp Request approval for the Renewal of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. andLevy County. Mr. Shipp requested Board approval for the Renewal of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. andLevyCountyfor one year from 10/01/2012 to 09/30/2012 in the amount of $1,712.48 per month. e split betweenLevyCountyand Gilchrist is 74/26. is amount is based upon case load for each county. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Renewal of Lease Agreement as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Suggestion for Board to select VAB Homestead Representative for 2012. Mr. Shipp suggested the Board select a VAB Homestead Representative for 2012. A letter had been received from Skipper Henderson expressing an interest in serving on this Board. Mr. Chubb has been serving and is still willing to do so. Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Skipper Henderson as the VAB Homestead Representative for 2012. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Stevens votes NO. DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody Request approval for an Amendment to the PRIA contract (Brown & Brown). Mr. Moody requested Board approval for an Amendment to the PRIA contract. is amendment will limit Brown & Brown to Dental and Vision Insurance only. In consideration of recent developments concerning Health Coverage, the Board will remain with Public Risk Management pool. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment to the PRIA contract as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Request approval of Resolution 2012-51, rescinding Resolution 2012-40, withdrawing from Public Risk Management-Health Trust. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-51, rescinding Resolution 2012-40, withdrawing from Public Risk Management-Health Trust. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 201251 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CORRESPONDENCE Karen Blackburn Request a Motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company. Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Request to approve a one year re-appointment of Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as the Levy County Representative. Mrs. Blackburn requested the Board re-appoint Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as the Levy County Representative.Old Rusty Cross continued from page 1Awas forced to participate. It was just a place of refuge for those who felt the desire to participate. One Ground Zero worker said, It was an unmistakable cross made of twisted metal placed there at Ground Zero as if it had been intentionally planted.Ž Scott Perkins, a movie producer, made a movie called e Cross and the Towers from the incident. Perkins said, It was like a cavern that became a place of worship for the weary and for those working rescue and recovery heroes at Ground Zero. It was as if God was holding out His hand and saying, I am with you, I am here, come “ nd peace in Me. It was Gods house, a place for anyone to come and be ministered to.Ž is cross-girder was temporarily relocated waiting to become a part of the Museum being built there to memorialize all the events of the attack and the e orts of those who worked and served there. ere is one problem though. e American Atheists Foundation is suing the museum to stop the display of the cross. e group claims it is a religious symbol and has no place in the memorial that is backed by public funds. e Liberty Counsel and the American Center for Law and Justice have also gotten involved with the ACLJ “ ling an amicus brief in support of its display. e National September 11 Memorial & Museum explained that it included the cross because it became an icon of hope and comfort throughout the recoveryŽ after the attack. In court documents “ led by the museum, they defended the action saying, ..the 9/11 Museum is an independent nonpro“ t corporation. Its curators decisions to display particular objects, such as the Artifact, in the Museum are not state actions to which constitutional protections apply........there is no legal authority for the proposition that a museum is prohibited from displaying an item with historical, cultural or artistic signi“ cance merely because that item also has a religious signi“ cance.Ž American Atheists Foundation president, David Silverman, wants representation for all faith groups and non-faith groups if the girder-cross is allowed. Silverman said,  e one thing we wont tolerate is Christianity getting special treatment not a orded to us or anyone else. Christians can love and rally around whatever they wish, and if they wish to deify a piece of rubble, thats up to them, but that doesnt mean they get sole representation in the WTC memorial.Ž e atheist group brings up the infamous separation of church and stateŽ from the letter of omas Je erson to the Baptists from Danbury. But the point must be understood that this is a letter outside the Constitution and was intended to stop government from interfering with the Church and plainly says that: Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religions, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, this building a wall of separation between Church & State.Ž is wall protects religion and the religious from state mandated/prohibited religions. Congress shall make no law...Ž places a limit on Congress, not on religion. Our founding fathers and the framers of the Constitution were inclusive and at ease with religion which is evidenced by their many references to religion and God in the founding documents. Joe Daniels, president of the 9/11 Memorial said, (the cross) is an important part of our commitment to being back the authentic physical reminders that tell the history of 9/11 in a way nothing else could.Ž Was Christianity being attacked? at is for you to decide. But the people who were daily at the site of Ground Zero saw hope in that cross that was raised up from the rubble. e cowardly acts of terrorists that meant harm to America have now made her stronger and better. And for some, while gazing on a rusted piece of iron, it symbolized that in the midst of it all, God was with them.

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The Levy County Journal4ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 An Economic ‘Plan’? Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateFormer president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in his way has stopped him from getting the economy out of the doldrums. From all this, and much else that is said in the media and on the campaign trail, you might think that the economy requires government intervention to revive and create jobs. It is Beltway dogma that the government has to do something.Ž History tells a di erent story. For the “ rst 150 years of this countrys existence, the federal government felt no great need to do somethingŽ when the economy turned down. Over that long span of time, the economic downturns were neither as deep nor as long lasting as they have been since the federal government decided that it had to do somethingŽ in the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, which set a new precedent. One of the last of the do nothingŽ presidents was Warren G. Harding. In 1921, under President Harding, unemployment hit 11.7 percent -higher than it has been under President Obama. Harding did nothing to get the economy stimulated. Far from spending more money to try to jump startŽ the economy, President Harding actually reduced government spending, as the tax revenues declined during the economic downturn. is was not a matter of absent-mindedly neglecting the economy. President Harding deliberately rejected the urging of his own Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, to intervene. e 11.7 percent unemployment rate in 1921 fell to 6.7 percent in 1922, and then to 2.4 percent in 1923. It is hard to think of any government intervention in the economy that produced such a sharp and swift reduction in unemployment as was produced by just staying out of the way and letting the economy rebound on its own. Bill Clinton loudly proclaimed to the delegates to the Democratic National Convention that no president could have gotten us out of the recession in just one term. But history shows that the economy rebounded out of a worse unemployment situation in just two years under Harding, who simply let the market revive on its own, as it had done before, time and time again for more than a century. Something similar happened under Ronald Reagan. Unemployment peaked at 9.7 percent early in the Reagan administration. Like Harding and earlier presidents, Reagan did nothing, despite outraged outcries in the media. e economy once again revived on its own. ree years later, unemployment was down to 7.2 percent -and it kept on falling, as the country experienced twenty years of economic growth with low in” ation and low unemployment. e Obama party line is that all the bad things are due to what he inherited from Bush, and the few signs of recovery are due to Obamas policies beginning to pay o But, if the economy has been rebounding on its own for more than 150 years, the question is why it has been so slow to recover under the Obama administration. e endless proliferation of anti-business interventions by government, and the sight of more of the same coming over the horizon from Barack Obamas appointees in the federal bureaucracies, creates the one thing that has long sti” ed economic activity in countries around the world -uncertainty about what the rules of the game are, and the unpredictability of how speci“ cally those rules will continue to change in a hostile political environment. Both history and contemporary data show that countries prosper more when there are stable and dependable rules, under which people can make investments without having to fear unpredictable new government interventions before these investments can pay o A great myth has grown up that President Franklin D. Roosevelt saved the American economy with his interventions during the Great Depression of the 1930s. But a 2004 economic study concluded that government interventions had prolonged the Great Depression by several years. Obama is repeating policies that failed under FDR. Despite demands that Mitt Romney spell out his plan for reviving the economy, we can only hope that Governor Romney plans to stop the government from intervening in the economy and gumming up the works, so that the economy can recover on its own. 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.COMThe Hip-Hop President: All Swag, No Cattle OPINION By Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateWazzup, President Obama? Youve got room on your schedule to schmooze hip-hop radio DJs, debate Nicki Minajs rap lyrics, hobnob with big donor celebs Jay-Z and Beyonce, and hang with Hollywood gossip TV anchors. We see your passion on the golf course, basketball court and beach. We see you late night on Letterman and Leno. We see your boundless energy on the campaign trail. We see your Twitter donation solicitations from dusk till dawn. But when it comes time to play leader of the free world in times of international crisis, its see ya, wouldnt wanna be ya.Ž Hes all swag, no cattle. I know Im not the only one who was ” abbergasted by Obamas bloodless Rose Garden appearance following the planned two-part 9/11/12 jihadi attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Late as usual, the president ambled up to the podium 15 minutes behind schedule on Wednesday morning. Teleprompter-less, he spent the majority of his ” eeting “ ve-and-ahalf-minute appearance with eyes downcast on his script. With a grim Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looking over his shoulder, Obama delivered a ” at, obligatory tribute to the murdered Americans. And then he read these words, drained of any iota of outrage, as if reading a local weather forecast. Or a “ fthgrade book report. Or a dinner menu:Ž e United States condemns (pauses, looks down) in the strongest terms (pauses) this outrageous and shocking attack (monotone). Were working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. Ive also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.Ž Punctuated with noncommittal uhsŽ and a pedestrian lilt, he read some more:ŽAnd make no mistake (eyes looking down). Uh. We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people (eyes down, ” ipping page).Ž In a bland and unconvincing recitation, Obama stated perfunctorily: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.Ž Looking down at his script again, he hurried along: We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.Ž Detached, di dent, aloof and resigned, America and the world saw a eulogizer in chief, not a commander in chief. It was as if something more important were occupying his mind at the time.And it was. Soon after, Obama scurried onto a plane to Las Vegas for a lovefest campaign rally with 8,000 fanboys and fangirls who cultishly screamed, I lovve youuuuuuŽ -interrupting his cool POTUS ” ow momentarily as he dispensed with a line or two about the bloody disaster in the Middle East. Incurably self-absorbed, Obama lamented that weŽ had a tough dayŽ for a second or two. And then he turned quickly back to the central business of getting himself re-elected. If only Obama had mustered half as much energy and outrage at the homicidal Islamic plotters in Benghazi as he shows in his tirades against the Tea Party, the Koch brothers, conservative talk radio, Fox News, House GOP budget reformers or GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan. If only he had delivered his Rose Garden script with as much conviction and “ ngerjabbing as he did when he slow-jammed the newsŽ with comedian Jimmy Fallon. is isnt the “ rst time Obamas di dent demeanor in crisis has been exposed. Ive noted before his bizarrely detached initial remarks about the Fort Hood jihadi attack -which he treated as an afterthought. And I reported on his sterile national security announcement in December 2010, when the jihadi Christmas Day underwear bomber rudely interrupted his vacay. Eyes down on his notes the whole time and dressed in tie-less informal Hawaiian island wear, he described the failed attack with the weariness of a small-town sheri s deputy. And then he rushed back to work. Or rather, rest. What makes a growing number of Americans angry is the lack of righteous anger this administration exhibits toward the existential threats we face abroad and at home. We want a leader -not a celebrity -who puts the nations self-preservation above his own. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and CroniesŽ (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. 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Letters and columns should be submitted electronically, signed by the author with a current daytime telephone number. Upon request, names of those submitting will be withheld if the Editor can verify the identity of the writer by phone or acquaintance. Letters should be less than 500 words and either attached to an email in MS Word format or in the body of the email. Email letters and guest columns to: editor@levyjournal.com by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for the current week’s Thursday issue. Have a voice through the Levy County Journal Op Ed by Katie Tripp, Ph.D. Director of Science & Conservation Save the Manatee ClubIt has been a big year for water issues in Florida … particularly north Florida. Folks in every corner of the state have likely heard about the Adena Springs Ranch permit application in Marion County, originally for 13.2 million gallons per day (mgd) from the Floridan aquifer, now for 5.3 mgd. A North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership has been convened to solve trans-boundary water issues between the lesser developed Suwanee River Water Management District and the ever-thirsty St. Johns River Water Management District. In Crystal River, on Floridas Gulf Coast, residents and local government are outraged over a water bottling permit issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to allow 76,700153,400 gallons to be withdrawn daily from the Floridan aquifer. is issuance came after residents and the environmental community worked arduously to purchase and protect local springs, only to have a well permitted in the city limits so water can be pumped, shipped, bottled, and sold by a private water bottling company. Meanwhile, no minimum ” ows and levels (MFLs) have been set for Crystal River and Kings Bay, where anyone who lives on or recreates on the water will tell you that the bay is saltier and the spring ” ows have been reduced. Just to the south, a group of stakeholders have been “ ghting MFL proposals from the SWFWMD for the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers that would allow reduced ” ows. All of these issues are integral to the future of our states water supply and the vitality of our aquatic ecosystems and the species dependent upon those ecosystems, including manatees. While these permit applications and the continued mindset of the Water Management Districts to “ nd moreŽ water are disconcerting, there is one positive and it is this: people are angry. People are Water Issues – Crucial for Floridians to Be Involvedcontinued on page 5ALetter to the Editor

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The Levy County Journal 5ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 I T P A Y S T O IT PAYS TO A D V E R T I S E ADVERTISEAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-490-4462 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): _____ Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County Last Week’s CrosswordLast Week’s Word Search Word SearchJournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County computer tips Just purchased a brand new PC, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles? Before you tear open the box and jump right online to post about the great deal you just got on your new bundle of joy, you may want to take a moment to properly set it up. Set it up, you say? I already know how to set up the accessories, prepare the battery with multiple charges and discharges (if its a laptop) and set up my network; what else do I need to do right now?Ž First, if you didnt receive a recovery disc, you should create one. A recovery disc will reset your computer back to factory settings, the way it was when you “ rst bought the computer. To create the recovery CD (for Windows 7 Operating System) you will need blank DVD-R disks (not a CD-R) and a DVD burner. Depending on the manufacturer of the computer there are di erent steps to create the recovery DVDs. Some manufacturers allow you to click on the start button and type into the search box recoveryŽ and the suggested next step for creating a recovery disc maybe displayed. However, many manufacturers do not use generic terms, like recovery.Ž So it makes it di cult to give general instructions on how to create a recovery disc. You can, however, either search your manufacturers website, or Google your computers make and model plus recovery,Ž and you should be able to locate the information to create your own recovery disc. If you are not comfortable doing so, your local trusted computer shop will be able to create one for you. Please NOTE: Using the restore disc will NOT keep any of your data, so before using the DVD, you will need to be sure you have a backup of your data (pictures, documents and music, etc.), which brings us to the next thing you should do. When it comes to data, most of us save our pictures, data from your “ nancial program (like QuickBooks, Quicken, MS Money, etc.), documents and our favorites on our computer hard drive. Losing this information or data could be devastating, regardless of whether you are a business or an individual. So, CREATE A BACKUP!!! (We cannot stress this enough) However, before you create your backup you should remove any programs that you are not interested in using, including any unwanted trial versions of software and install an antivirus of your choice. is way your backup will have only what you want installed on your computer, which allows more space for additional programs to be installed in the future. en, you can check with your trusted local computer shop to see if they have an o site back up service that “ ts your needs, or look on the internet for an o site back up program. If you want to create your own onsite backup using a CD, DVD, ” ash drive or external hard drive, you must “ rst determine the amount of data to backup. To determine the amount of data, click on the Start Button, then on the ComputerŽ option. A window will pop up showing the di erent drives in your computer. Right click on your CŽ drive, and select PropertiesŽ to see how much data is currently stored. A good rule of thumb is to get an external drive big enough to handle double the size of your data. For example, if you currently have 20-200GB (Gigabytes) of data, we suggest getting a 500GB external hard drive. To do a full system backup, we suggest you use an external hard drive, as your computer may see a CD, DVD or Flash drive as a removable device and will not use it to do a full backup. You can use them to do one time back ups of speci“ c data, “ les, pictures, music, etc. To use the Windows 7 tools to create your own backup follow the steps below: 1. Click on the StartŽ menu. 2. Select All ProgramsŽ, MaintenanceŽ, & then Backup & RestoreŽ. 3. Next a window will come up giving you the option to Select Where You Want To Save Your BackupŽ. 4. Place or plug your CD/DVD/USB Flash drive or external hard drive (that plugs into a USB port) into your computer and click refresh, click (on it) to highlight your choice and then click next. 5. To Set up Backup Choose what you want to back up, or let the MS Windows Backup program make the selection for you and click next. 6. Lastly, set the time for your regular back up to occur. Remember, your computer must be ON in order for it to run a backup, so plan ahead. Now you are ready to Click SaveŽ to keep the changes made to the backup settings and run your back up (the “ rst one typically takes the longest). Congratulations! You have taken the “ rst steps towards being prepared for any disaster! Store your Recovery disc and your onsite backup in a safe place, separate from your computer unless you are backing up frequently during the week. In that case you may want to leave your external hard drive plugged into your computer. It would be great if you put all of your computer, program and printer CDs, activation codes, client numbers, and product keys, etc., together in one box, so you will know where to look the next time you need something. Next week we will talk about how to remove programs you no longer want, and what to do if it wont remove completely. Happy Computing!What You Need To Know About Your New PC gator works computing 352-493-1006Ask About Our GWC Pro Care Total Technology Solutions! www.gatorworks.com4 WEST PARK AVENUE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626Accomplishments Ashes Badge Baking Began Charged Con” ict Crews Didnt Dirty Ditch Entry Equate Experimental Fists Geese Giant Grind Guest Hello Index Inner Knelt Loads Lodge Manufacturing Nicer Noise Often Palms Plain Preposition Screw Seemed Shirts Signs Sleepy Slides Slips Steel Stems Tennis reatening Weeds Wires Workstired of business as usual while they watch the waters that they love continue to decline. ey are angry at Floridas leadership for lacking vision and a sustainable long-term plan for water use. Folks are right to be angry, and if we are going to create positive change in the way we provide, use, and value water, we all need to channel that anger into action … to contact our water management districts and our local governments and to show up at the public meetings where these issues are being discussed, and let our leaders know that we want a more sustainable future for Floridas water resources. What we need are safeguards that will curb our wasteful water use and move us toward water neutrality where we “ nd creative ways to use what we already have. We need to stop giving our limited and precious water away to corporations that will turn around and use our public resources for private pro“ t. New developments can “ nd water from the existing permitted water supplies. ey can install cisterns in those new developments; pay to install low ” ow “ xtures in every home adjacent to and within those developments; and plant Florida-friendly landscapes that do not need intensive irrigation. Our existing developments must also do more to curb water use. Our Water Management Districts are tasked with providing us water. As long as they see a demand, they will make it happen, but at what cost? Whether that means setting a lower MFL for state water bodies, drawing surface waters o our rivers like the St. Johns, or building a seawater desalination facility, they will “ ndŽ the water. Meanwhile, people and the environment will pay the price. By 2030, the Districts have estimated that Floridians will needŽ 1.9 billion gallons more per day than they did in 2005, as our population is expected to grow by 48%. e price tag to construct the alternative water supply projects to meet this demand: $3.6 billion. Our state is at a crossroads, or perhaps more appropriately, a fork in the river. If we want to steer the ship down a path of sustainability, we must get and stay engaged. We must be vigilant in defending our natural resources and our water supply, and we must support laws and leaders that are committed to these principles. Ultimately, we must realize the true costs associated with the water that seems to ” ow so freely from our faucets. Editors Question: Which agency will be in charge of the Water Police?Water Issues continued from page 4A BoCC continued from page 1A said,  e “ re assessment fund is paid for by the people in the unincorporated area. Mr. Johnson is 110 percent correct and with the manipulation that is going on, yes the assessment did increase. But it is to stop from drawing out of the ad valorem which is general funds to o set that di erence so the assessment program pays for itself.Ž Commissioner Bell said concerning Commissioner eresa Barron of Chie” and, ...I had a long discussion with Mrs. Barron from Chie” and who I guess is acting as your representative at some point. I told her that until I was noti“ ed that she was an Otter Creek representative we would need to speak with you. If the city of Chie” and is in the “ re contracting business, by all means, if $800 and some insurance is a good deal, go for it. But we are here in the county and we have to be for certain areas. We can give the coverage at a much more economical rate and give great service in that area..... I think the unincorporated taxpayers have been getting an unfair shake for coverage because I guarantee you we cannot, in the county, cover them for $6.11 per home.Ž Baris said the $38,000 is less than what the county pulls in from District 13 if the assessments go up and they are not necessarily looking at the arrangement but the money. He said, You also would be getting a bang for the buck in District 13.Ž Baris explained that if they have to rely on someone from Morriston or Fowlers Blu they would not get as good a service as with Chie” and. Commissioner Bell stated that “ re assessment funds are kept separate. e discussion ended.

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The Levy County Journal6ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA AIRPORT COMMITTEE JOINT WORKSHOP MINUTES TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat (Absent) Vice President Norm Fugate Councilman Charles Goodman Councilman Elihu Ross City Attorney Fred Koberlein (Absent) Interim City Manager Wingo City Clerk Frances Taylor OTHERS PRESENT: Mr. Roland Luster, FDOT Mrs. Debra Jones Mr. Dave Bibby Mrs. Verdi Greaner Mr. Tom Sumpter Mr. Earl Ogle ITEM … 1 … ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Vice President Fugate moved to approve the agenda. Councilman Ross seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 5-0. ITEM … 2 … PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Mrs. Debra Jones advised that she would have preferred to receive the meeting materials prior to attending the meeting. She commented that the information provided in the materials is almost 2 years old. ITEM … 3 … AIRPORT OPERATIONS Councilman Cason made a point of clari“ cation that the idea behind his motion for a joint meeting with the airport committee was that it would provide for a round table session to determine what the Council expectations are of the Airport Committee and vice versa in addition to establishing a means to best to achieve common goals. He stated that there has been miscommunication and a lack of communication and that was the reason he suggested the workshop. He noted, however, that he had many questions related to the agenda and how it was set. He stated that there are things he believed the Airport Manager could do without the need for input from the Committee and that there are, on the other hand, some things that the Council would need Committee assistance with. Councilman Goodman reported that there has been dissatisfaction with the procedures for the rental of t-hangars. He supported establishing an agreement that did not require the approval of the Airport Committee and Council for a simple month to month t-hangar agreement. He suggested empowering Joe Ball or the City Manager with the authority to approve these types of leases. Roland Luster of the FDOT clari“ ed that the t-hangar rentals were not a lease, but an agreement. He explained that in order to move in, the renter is required to complete a lengthy lease packet and put a large amount of money down in fees. He stated that he believed most airports do not require a large deposit. Mrs. Verdie Greaner con“ rmed that it costs $600 to get into a t-hangar lease. Vice President Fugate clari“ ed that while he was not aware of the costs, he was aware of the process and T hangar rentals are totally under the authority of the Airport Manager. Mrs. Verdie Greaner con“ rmed that the $300 deposit for the t-hangar rental has been in place for a long period of time. Mrs. Debra Jones added that she believed the deposit requirement came about as a result of confusion with between the t-hangar rentals and the warehouse space leases. Mrs. Jones stated that it was her understanding that the application fee and deposit was meant for warehouse space leasing and not the t-hangar rentals. Discussion was held on the t-hangar rental procedure and pricing. President Robinson asked if the Committee would be in favor of dropping the $300 deposit fee. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed with Mrs. Jones that there is no longer a waiting list for t-hangar rentals and there are currently vacancies. Vice President Fugate concluded that much of the policy and procedure related to the rentals was developed when there was a waiting list. He noted that times have changed and the City should make adjustments to accommodate the perspective renter as much as possible. President Robinson advised he had a copy of the Lake City lease which contains similar verbiage to Willistons regarding the insurance. He noted that Willistons lease in that respect does resemble other City leases he has reviewed. ere was discussion as to the common problem of airplanes that are put into an LLC where the responsible party on the lease does not match the corporate name on the ownership papers of the airplane. Councilman Cason stated that the in reviewing Ocalas lease, under indemnity and insurance, no where does it say that the owners are required to have insurance. Instead, it includes a clause to hold the City harmless and making the tenant liable for all damages. It speci“ es that the City shall not be responsible for any damages caused by the tenant. Councilman Goodman agreed that is what he would support moving to in the Williston Municipal Airport leases. Councilman Robinson concluded there were two solutions to these issues: (1) to do away with $300 security deposit and (2) to use verbiage similar to the City of Ocala lease that will allow the City to be held harmless for damages. Mr. Luster suggested the renter should have to initial that clause. Mrs. Greaner con“ rmed that the license agreement has an indemnity paragraph. President Robinson read the paragraph and summarized the content. He advised that the paragraph language would permit the Council to do away with the insurance clause on the month to month and just rely on the clause in the license agreement as initialed by the renter. He added that the documentation could be at the airport or the renter could just fax it to the City sta Vice President Fugate suggested that the rental process could be modi“ ed to allot the renter a 30 day timeframe in which to provide the insurance information. Vice President Fugate stated that there were portions of the t-hangar lease document that were actually intended for the longer term lease agreements. Councilman Cason suggested a process for t-hangar rentals that is separate from the other leasing procedures. He concluded that if that could be accomplished at the workshop, the t-hangar rentals could be one item that the Airport Committee and Council will no longer have to concern themselves with. Interim City Manager Wingo recommended co-location of sta to help facilitate that process. President Robinson suggested the Members agree to strike out the insurance paragraph and keep the indemnity/hold harmless clause. Councilman Cason stated that he would agree to that with Mr. Koberleins approval. Committee and Council agreed, by consensus, to strike out the insurance paragraph and keep the indemnity/hold harmless clause. e Council also agreed by consensus to do away with the notice of insurance requirements. Mrs. Jones suggested that the insurance information be incorporated into the rental agreement, as opposed to the application. e Committee and Council agreed by consensus. e Committee and Council also agreed by consensus to do away with the Criminal History Questionnaire and the Hazmat Questionnaire. President Robinson suggested the group modify the lease packet and bring it back to Council for approval and do away with the security deposit and any other items established by consensus at the workshop. Vice President Fugate agreed that much of the leasing packet was not intended for t-hangar rentals to begin with. ere was discussion regarding the deposit fee. Councilman Goodman stated that if renters fell behind on rent, rather than dealing with deposit fees, renters could simply be put out and then barred from leasing t-hangars with the City again in the future. e Council and Committee further agreed to waive the rental application fee, eliminate the credit check and refund any previous deposit to renters who were current with the rent payments. Interim City Manager Wingo asked if the sta should implement these changes immediately or bring the modi“ ed documents to the Council for formal approval. President Robinson suggested City Attorney Koberlien review. Councilman Cason further recommended that the changes be made and incorporated into an agenda item for Council review as well. Mrs. Greaner con“ rmed with President Robinson that sta should advise the President of the Council if a substantial number of people are placed on the waiting list in the future. Vice President Fugate suggested the City Manager be responsible to monitor the number of potential renters on the waiting list based upon possible revenue opportunities that could come out of increased demand in the future. Councilman Goodman clari“ ed the process as follows: the renter will complete an application form and submit the form and check to sta Upon receipt of both the form and check, sta will issue the renter a key to enter the hangar. is process was approved by consent. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that she would try to implement this process as soon as possible while maintaining conformity with “ nancial procedures and checks and balances. Vice President Fugate advised that another outstanding issue was the action that the Council took when it reinstated the Airport Committee. He stated that part of that motion was to have the committee operate on a referral basis only. He stated that there are decisions made regarding the Airport that are made by the Council and administrative decisions made by the Airport Manager and the Committees role is to give advice on some of these issues as directed. He pointed out that over time, problems occur when the Committee begins to undertake matters without any request from the Airport Manager or Council. Some discussion continued related to the recent Airport Committee Meeting. Mrs. Debra Jones advised that the Committee does not set its own agenda and that every agenda has been referred by the City Manager. Mrs. Verdie Greaner agreed stating that the Airport Manager does determine and “ nalize the items on the Committee agenda. She con“ rmed that the Airport Committee does not routinely call and request additions to the agenda. ere was some discussion about the content of the previous committee agenda and the agenda setting process. President Robinson clari“ ed that the City Manager will set the agenda along with the Council if there is something that needs to be referred. Interim City Manager Wingo added that the process has changed from prior policy. She pointed out that previously, there were members designated for each area. However, while the policy has shifted, the activity has not. She clari“ ed that this committee is run no di erently than any of the boards. For example, if sta has an issue that needs to be placed into policy but more information is required prior to Council action, the City Manager may take it to the Committee for feedback prior to bringing the policy request to the Council. She concluded, therefore that the agenda would not include operational issues but would only have potential policy issues instead. Mrs. Jones read the powers and duties of the Airport Committee emphasizing the phrase may make recommendations regarding leasing sale and use of lands and the operation management and maintenance thereofŽ. Interim City Manager Wingo pointed out this was not a requirement but an option given the word may as presented in the section that had been read. Mrs. Jones recommended that the Council not gutŽ the Committee, stating that most of the items are for information only as recommendations for the Airport Manager. She pointed out that the language states the Committee may make recommendations for the operation and management of the Airport. Councilman Cason advised that this was the reason for the workshop, to get at the root of this issue. Mrs. Jones concluded it is a di erent interpretation of the language and not necessarily a miscommunication. Mrs. Jones explained that there is an Airport aviation side and an industrial side. Maria Sresovich asked some questions: If the Airport Committee has being looking over the “ nances then why are we not hearing how we are going to get paid back the money that was borrowed from the utility fund? Also, if they are so vital the running of the airport, why do we have a manager there and the City Manager in charge? President Robinson responded that the “ nances will be discussed in the budget workshop. He clari“ ed that while Mr. Ball will be handling the leases, the Council currently does that on recommendation from the Airport Committee. Councilman Cason observed that if a lease is simple and the terms are met, he did not believe it should be necessary to go to the City Manager to ask for a renewal and then require a review of the Committee and Council prior to approval of a renewal. Mrs. Jones responded that she had no objection to that process, but would like to ensure that the Committee is informed when renewals are approved. She stated that the Committee is aware of provisions in prior leases or issues related to tenants that may a ect the lease that the Airport Managers typically are not aware of such as abatements, etc. e history of the Airport and the longevity of the Committee members give the Committee a knowledge the City Managers may not have. She concluded that it is a bene“ t to have all parties work together and pointed out that the communication has fallen by the wayside. She expressed concern that that information ” ow may be even further reduced in the simpli“ cation process. Tom Sumpter observed that Williston has a unique set up for the airport. He stated that most cities have an Airport Manager who works at the Airport and knowledgeable about airport operations, FAA regulations etc. He explained that he understood that Williston supplements this role with the City Manager but noted that there has been so much turn over, it has created inconsistency. He concluded that Williston needed an Airport Manager that is a true Airport Manager that is knowledgeable about the regulations and is able to keeps the City incompliance. He was not aware of any other City that has a City Manager/Airport Manager combined position. He stated that the Airport is an asset that can bring in revenue for the city through industry and employment. Vice President Fugate noted that the Airport is currently turning a pro“ t and acknowledged the value of the airport to the City of Williston given its history and growth. He explained that the issue is, the airport must pay for itself and that he was not sure what costs would be associated with providing a full time Airport Manager but if it were more than $60,000 per year, it would exceed revenues. Further discussion was held on the issue of a full-time Airport Manager and what the role would be in terms of airport operations versus the economic development and administration of the industrial park. Councilman Cason suggested possibly having an individual to handle operations and then commission an advisory committee that can advise on growth and economic development with the funding for an economic development position coming out of the airport funds, based upon the assumption that the operations person would not command a large salary. He proposed that by separating those duties, the Airport and City might see bene“ t on both sides. Mr. Luster advised that the City Manager has not had time to spend at the airport on operational matters. He suggested that if someone were placed there daily, it might help generate some economic development and the current sta there could be freed up to conduct maintenance, etc. at a greater level. Maria Sresovich asked what the primary tasks are for current sta assigned to the airport. Mrs. Jones responded that the current sta typically mows large sections of land, operates fuel pumps, repairs hangar doors, etc. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that in her opinion the City is not quite ready to have a full time Airport Manager who has all the skills and abilities that a traditional Airport Manager would have. She suggested the City should have an Airport Operations Manager who handles the maintenance with a backup person to provide assistance. She noted that the current problem with airport sta ng right it cannot a ord to be sta ed fully with airport revenue. She explained that Planner Hall handles all grants and capital improvement projects for the Airport and is the more educated side of that role that is needed in a combined position in a fully functioning airport that has the necessary revenue. Interim City Manager Wingo proposed relocating Planner Hall to the airport with his Administrative Assistant to create an inhouse o ce sta that would handle the business administration side of the airport to free up Mr. Ball to allow him to handle operations and encourage business activity and economic growth there. She concluded that by having the Administrative Assistant there, and co-locating employees to better utilize the existing resources and justify paying for that position, the administration would be combining two sets of skills and capabilities to work together. She added that it would be a functional way to pool the resources together. She noted that she was not suggesting that 50% of the City Manager salary should come out of the airport but acknowledged that the airport is a department of the city that falls under the City Manager. She stated that there is a better way to use the resources by ensuring that the appropriate personnel are funded and provide services consistent with the manner in which they are funded. Councilman Cason con“ rmed with Mrs. Greaner that the government sets the CPI. Councilman Fugate stated that the lease renewals and reports on lease CPIs and future renewals are items that should be handled by the City Manager and should come directly to City Council for consideration and approval. He added that if the City Manager requires some advice from the Committee on any of these items, they can be referred to the Committee. He suggested a way to streamline the process is by having those items reviewed by the City Manager and then referred directly to the Council. Mrs. Jones stated that the ordinance requires these items be brought before the Committee for a recommendation. Vice President Fugate pointed out that the Ordinance uses the word may as opposed to shall. Mrs. Jones asked if Vice President Fugate would you send something straight to the Council without going to Planning and Zoning “ rst. Vice President Fugate responded that zoning ordinance states you shall refer those to the advisory committee but the airport committee ordinance says may. He recognized there was a divergence in the Ordinances and explained that is why he made the motion to have the Airport Committee operate on a referral basis only. He added that if this issue continues to create confusion and the majority of the Council would like to address it di erently then the Council should do something to resolve it. Mr. Luster stated that new leases can take hours to develop them and are not required to be reviewed by Council so it can be bene“ cial to have the advisory board conduct a review. He added that since the City Manager is part of the Council the Council could be briefed by the City Manager. Vice President Fugate stated that certain properties are standard and did not require Committee review. Councilman Goodman pointed out that some properties are unique and need advisory opinions. Mr. Ogle stated that the new City Manager is not really an Airport Manager and will need informed Committee input. He commented that he believed it would expedite matters to proceed in this way until the City obtained a person who is quali“ ed regarding Airports. Councilman Cason stated that on renewals, he believed they should be able to Call the City Manager and request a renewal and have the City Manager be able to call back the following day for the renter to come in and “ ll out the appropriate paperwork. Vice President Fugate stated he was ready to move that the Airport Committee not be a part of that process. President Robinson expressed his agreement with Mr. Luster that if the lease is standard for renewal and simple then the City Manager should be able to review with the City Attorney and execute it without requiring a review of the Council. However, if it is complex in some way, then it should be referred to the Airport Committee for an advisory opinion. Councilman Goodman noted that if part of the issue is that the Committee members believe the Airport Manager isnt knowledgeable, then they should educate the City Manager and share their continued on page 9A

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The Levy County Journal 7ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923City of Williston, Florida Pension Workshop, Tuesday, July 17, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012 TIME: 5:00 P.M. PLACE:WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Norm Fugate Councilman Elihu Ross Councilman Jason S. Cason Councilman Charles Goodman OTHERS PRESENT: Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Fran Taylor City Attorney Fred Koberlein Severn Trent Representative Dorothy Tyre League Representative Paul Shamoun Pension Committee Members (General) 185 Pension Committee Members OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG ITEM … 1 … ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA ITEM … 2 … PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ITEM … 3 … REVIEW OF 3.4% UNDERPAYMENT On the 3.4% underpayment, Stephen advised that the new contribution rate is 22.24% and the Council did an amendment to fund the di erential. He stated explained that when the yearend calculations are made, any di erence will be pulled from the advance contribution made. ere have been discussions with actuarials and it has been determined that the investments of the fund did not quite meet expectations. Councilman Goodman advised this is a nationwide dilemma. ITEM … 4 … DISCUSSION ON OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT OF PENSION FUNDS President Robinson asked about the status of both the PBA and General funds. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that her understanding of the purpose of the meeting is that there are 3 new Council members and she was told to have Mr. Shamoun come in and talk about an overview of the pensions and what to look at in terms of funding the pensions and “ nding a reduction of costs. President Robinson asked where things stand on the general pension fund and where should they stand at this time. Mr. Bloom responded that as soon as the amendment is done, the current rate will be corrected so that by the end of the “ scal year, the fund will be where it should be for the general pension. He added that the Police pension is where it should be in terms of contributions. Mr. Shamoun advised that as of October 1st of last year, the fund was at its lowest point in the market in the past 12 months. e fund was up about 8% in the FY that ended 2011. e month of Sept. itself saw a 7% reduction in the market. He stated that one thing that makes the fund unique is that there is a very small unfunded liability because it has done very well over the years. He described the fund as being very sensitive to the market. Mr. Shamoun stated that the fund falls to 5% as a total contribution so all of the increase noted is because of the fall in the market from 2008. He concluded that the fund is in much better shape now than it was 4 years ago with 75%, 76% and 84 % 2008, 2009 and 2010 and going to 82.5% funded last “ scal year. He stated that anything over 80% is considered healthy. He added that across the state only about 20% of the plans are funded at 80% or higher. He stated that when you stop new employees there are implications such as a shortening of amortization of the liabilities which tends to increase the cost of the plans. He suggested the Council could decide to either raise contributions or decrease future multiplier rates or might consider putting new hires into a di erent plan. Reduced the multiplier rate over a few years and then returning it back to its initial rate will create short term savings as well. President Robinson asked what are comparable cities are doing with their pension plans. Mr. Shamoun explained that they are increasing employee contributions up to 6% which is the state average across all local plans, they are making changes in retirement ages, they are doing a lot for new hires, some are shutting down de“ ned bene“ t plans and moving employees into de“ ned contribution plans. He stated that cities are looking at changes and that cutting future accrual rates has a big impact even if it is only done for a few years. Mr. Shamoun stated that the average contribution rate for most cities is about 27% for general employees and 40% for police and “ re in total for de“ ned bene“ t plans. e city of Williston is 31% (employer) and 5% (employee) contribution rates for police and 22% (employer) and 5% (employee) contribution rates for employees general. e bene“ t is 2.25% times years of service times average salary … for 30 year employee its 67.5% of pay. Councilman Cason asked if there is a formula for calculating age. Mr. Shamoune explained that for general employees it is age 62 with 5 years of service. Interim City Manager Wingo added that early retirement is 55 and 5 years in general and a percentage loss of income for each year prior to the regular retirement year. Councilman Robinson asked how much the City contributes to the general pension fund or PBA. Mr. Shamoun responded that it is close to $188,000 but if the payroll is lower than expected it is 22.4% of payroll for the general employees. For the police fund, it is $114,000. President Robinson asked what can be done to reduce the contribution rate and help the City “ nancially. Mr. Shamoun stated that the only way to really reduce the contribution rate is to reduce the bene“ ts or increase the employee contributions. ere are not many options other than changing the bene“ ts. Councilman Cason stated that he has seen private sector plans that use 60% of the salary. He gave some examples of this and stated that as compared to one large multi-state entity that he previously worked for, the City of Williston pension funds are doing much better. He concluded that anyone would be hard pressed to “ nd a 50 employee company that could do better than that. ere was discussion related to de“ ned bene“ t versus de“ ned contribution plans. Mr. Shamoun explained that the City has an option to o er a de“ ned contribution plan to employees but that option does diverge from the fundamental purpose of a retirement program because de“ ned contributions or 401 Ks are salary supplements to be used in retirement. He stated these plans were created for management teams in large corporations to hide income as an add-on plan. He advised that from the employee standpoint, having a de“ ned bene“ t plan that is run responsibly with the correct bene“ t levels is a better alternative. He said there are options go all the way to a de“ ned contribution level and that the league conducts studies to make ensure the 7.5% in projected earnings is not far from actual earnings and that those projections were correct right up to 2008. Councilman Goodman con“ rmed that if the plans do not do as well as projected, the City has to make up the di erence. Interim City Manager Wingo Suggested that she and Mr. Shamoun work together on several possible scenarios that look at accrual rates, reduction of bene“ ts and increase in employee contributions. Mr. Shamoun suggested a better option may be to include an alternative for new new hires to allow them to opt of de“ ned contribution plans versus de“ ned bene“ t plan. President Robinson asked how many general employees were left. City Manager Wingo advised she was unsure of how many are paying dues. Mr. Shamoun stated there were 29 active employees in the plan as of last year. President Robinson asked how much savings were result if these changes were made. Mr. Shamoun responded that because the plan doesnt have a lot of ” exibility there would not be a great deal in savings. President Robinson recalled that employees havent got a raise in a long time. Mr. Shamoun advised that the good things happening in the pension plan is because the City is not giving raises, that it creates for a right sized retirement. He continued on that after 30 years when they retire, employees will have social security and retirement combination that is generally equivalent to their working salary. He stated that he did not believe any of the previously discussed adjustments or changes would really bring out a huge cost savings. With adjustments, the City may save $25,000 maybe on the high end or it may only save $4,000. Councilman Cason proposed that if employee contributions are increased to 6%, it may produce a $10,000 that might not be worth the adjustment. He concluded that the City should look at employee costs, with salary plus pension and that the employees need to understand that this pension bene“ t is a huge factor of their annual salary even if they do not receive it immediately. Mr. Shamoun stated that the Florida League of Cities added information to the pay stubs to show the amount the League contributes. He added that the employees have not received raises in 4 years either. Councilman Goodman stated that this is a common dilemma in business and once these bene“ ts are given, they are then assumed as an entitlement as opposed to a bene“ t. It becomes di cult to keep in mind the fact that there are other costs associated with the pay and bene“ ts. He asked if this information is provided annually to employees and stated that as an employee, he would like to see something that summarizes insurance, pension and other bene“ ts at least annually. Mr. Bloom stated that there isnt anything formal but that information is contained within the employee paychecks. Councilman Goodman pointed out that with bills to pay out, many people will opt for direct funding in their paycheck as opposed to a bene“ t of similar value. Mrs. Debra Jones agreed and stated that when an organization moves to the de“ ned contribution plan a lot of the employees will not contribute because they do not see the value. e de“ ned bene“ t is important. Captain Clay Connelly concluded that the employees understand what they have here and the lack of O cer turnover is an indication of that. He suggested the City could do a better job of selling this as a bene“ t that the employee can understand the value of through perhaps a year end statement or monthly statement as a reminder to the employee. President Robinson con“ rmed with Mr. Bloom that it would not be di cult to come up with the end of year statements. Mr. Shamoun advised that the League could assist by forwarding a current excel spreadsheet of pertinent information related to City employees. Councilman Goodman stated that the point had been made that the City has not given raises and that moral is not good because of that but that the City has had increased costs over the same period of time. He advised that he values the City employees and the Council needs to let the employees know the members are looking out for their best interest. President Robinson agreed and stated that his present opinion was that the Council should leave the plan alone and not make any changes. Councilman Goodman clari“ ed that they did still want to see options. Councilman Cason concurred on reviewing options but suggested the City leave the plan as it is and o er the employees an option to participate in either a de“ ned bene“ t plan or de“ ned contribution plan. Councilman Goodman was concerned that might negatively impact the current fund. However, Mr. Shamoun advised that it would not have negative impact, stating that the percentage of payroll will go up but the dollar amount will be go down because there will be less participants and therefore less payroll. He clari“ ed that it is the same dollars, just divided into a smaller number. Captain Connelly noted that as people leave and retire, they will be replaced with employees that are paid lower. He cautioned about o ering a de“ ned contribution plan. Mr. Shamoun concluded that the City plans are in good shape and have been run well and very conservatively for a long time. He stated that the City has seen dramatic decreases in the police side and the general has been coming down and he felt it would continue to improve. Mrs. Debra Jones suggested the sta and look at options speci“ cally increasing the employee contributions but stated she would not make adjustments to multiplier. Mr. Shamoun said essentially, aside from the multiplier rate, there is not much that can be done in terms of adjustments that would make a big di erence. Interim City Manager Wingo stated sta would come back with some options for the Council to review. Mr. Shamoun agreed it is something that he could do easily. President Robinson advised he would implement the employee report so the employee can see the bene“ ts he or she will be getting. Mr. Shamoun stated the options would be available for Council at a later meeting. ITEM … 5 … PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None. ITEM … 6 … ADJOURNMENT Councilman Cason moved to adjourn and the meeting was adjourned at 6:07 pm. __________________________________________ Jason Cason, City Council President __________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City Clerk $25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe! 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The Levy County Journal8ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jason Cason Vice-President Norm Fugate Councilman Charles Goodman Councilman Elihu Ross Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Fran Taylor City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Councilman Cason led the opening prayer and the participants recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. ITEM … 1 … ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Councilman Cason requested that Item 5H-Waiver of Heritage Park Fee for Peanut Festival and 5I-Appointment of Canvassing Board be placed on Consent Agenda. City Clerk Taylor requested Item 5G-June Financial Reports be placed on the Consent Agenda. ere being no objections, the changes to agenda were accepted by consent. ITEM … 2 … CONSENT AGENDA Councilman Cason moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Ross seconded and the motion passed, unanimously, 4 … 0. A. MINUTES FROM JUNE 8, 2012 VISIONING WORKSHOP B. MINUTES FROM JUNE 19, EMERGENCY SPECIAL MEETING C. MINUTES FROM JULY 17, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING D. MINUTES FROM JULY 31, 2012 BUDGET HEARING E. MINUTES FROM AUGUST 7, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING F. JUNE FINANCIAL REPORTS G. WAIVER OF HERITAGE PARK FEE FOR PEANUT FESTIVAL H. APPOINTMENT OF CANVASSING BOARD ITEM … 3 … PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ITEM … 4 … OLD BUSINESS A. CITY MANAGER ADVERTISEMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS Councilman Cason reported that this item was placed on the agenda because discussion at a prior meeting called for a review of the issue at the August 21st meeting. He proposed that the Council either direct sta to move forward with the City Manager recruitment process or table it for further consideration. Councilman Goodman moved to proceed with the advertisement for the City Manager position. Councilman Cason seconded. In discussion, Councilman Cason con“ rmed that the process would not negatively a ect or hinder the ability of the Council and sta to work toward a “ nal budget. Interim City Manager Wingo stated that there are other items related to the recruitment and selection process that require direction and guidance to sta On vote, the motion passed unanimously 4-0. B. DESIGNATION OF A COUNCIL PRESIDENT Councilman Goodman moved to designate Councilman Cason as the Williston City Council President. Vice President Fugate seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 4-0. C. RFP FOR WHOLESALE POWER CONTRACT Interim City Manager Wingo reported that she had been in discussions with Progress Energy with no results. Progress Energy had advised that they would not provide quotes until they “ nalize the Mt. Dora contract and con“ rmed that any new rates would not be e ective immediately. Interim City Manager Wingo stated that Jody Finklea of FMPA was encouraging the City of Williston to proceed with an RFP because he felt that Williston could reap a signi“ cant savings based on the current marketplace and that Williston could likely recoup the amount invested in an RFP within one to two months of a new contract. Interim City Manager Wingo advised further that Mr. Finklea indicated he would assist Williston in preparing the bid at no cost but because of the specialized nature of these bids, the City would need expertise to assess whether the assumptions in the bids are correct and accurate. e process/ consultant fee for assessment of the proposals received would cost approximately $25,000 $40,000. She recalled that Council had decided to move money from contingency to fund this fee. Councilman Goodman moved to direct sta to begin the RFP process for wholesale power sales. Vice President Fugate seconded the motion. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed that the City had given notice to Progress Energy under the provisions of the current contract and had requested a proposal from Progress Energy for a possible extension. Vice President Fugate asked Interim City Manger Wingo if she was comfortable with the paperwork for the proposals without an outside consultant. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that she was as long as Mr. Finklea provided assistance with the proposal as agreed. On vote, the motion passed unanimously, 4-0. Vice President Fugate requested that because the proposals from Progress Energy appear to be moving targets, any proposal made from this point be put in writing as a binding o er to the City so that Council and sta can have a meaningful consideration of the input to include not only an extension but also a waiver of any rights to go back and make any claim of what the City might owe based on billing errors and similar issues. Councilman Goodman concurred that any o er of any entity should to be in writing. Vice President Fugate stated that Progress Energy is the only provider that could provide an o er that could be e ective immediately and he would like to hear from them about an amendment to the City contract now. President Cason stated that absent any opposition, it would stand by general consent that sta is directed not to authorize payment of fees resulting from billing errors on the Progress Energy account and that any o ers from Progress Energy will be obtained in writing. D. CITY PLANNER HALL … FINAL REVIEW OF PLANS FOR HERITAGE PARK PAVILION Planner Hall reviewed the item as listed in the agenda cover. He advised that plans for the pavilion have been completed by the architects. ey are aware this is going to be a landmark structure for the city. e plan is that the construction would take place with the block improvements for phase 2 B. Some would include stage for performances, public restrooms and a new faade. e Council reviewed the documents related to the appearance of the proposed structural changes. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed that the CRA has approved these changes unanimously. Planner Hall advised that part of the improvements would include water and sewage for the structure. President Cason con“ rmed with Planner Hall that air” ow had been addressed. Councilman Goodman commented that this would substantially change the appearance of the Pavilion. Carolyn Ten Broek of the Williston Pioneer con“ rmed with Planner Hall that the capacity would not be substantially changed. Planner Hall stated that capacity would only be a ected to the extent that storage was being built into the pavilion area. Vice President Fugate moved to approve the plans for the improvements to the Heritage Park pavilion as recommended by the CRA. Councilman Goodman seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 4-0. Mayor Hethcoat joined the meeting during this discussion upon return from his attendance at a funeral.E. CITY PLANNER HALL … TAXIWAY A WIDENING AND LENGTHENING (pp 44-68) Planner Hall presented the item as listed in the agenda cover. He reported that the project will attract more corporate tra c and enhance safety and that the funding is in place for us to move forward. He advised that the process would be: (1) “ rst, to approve the bid, (2) second, to authorize the President to execute the contract and (3) third to approve the Passero Agreement. He stated that Mr. Velesco of Passero and associates was available to answer questions. Vice President Fugate asked what would happen if funding does not come through for future years from the state and federal government. Planner Hall advised that the FDOT and FAA agreements have been signed and “ nalized and those funds are encumbered at the state and federal levels. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed with Planner Hall that the contracts with Anderson and Passero are not contingent on that possibility. Vice President Fugate questioned the negotiation process asking if the City was required to go through a separate competitive process to negotiate these agreements. Mr. Velesco advised that, in terms of the reasonableness of the fees submitted, the FAA already has taken a look at the fee along with Roland Luster of FDOT. He advised that the fee is between 8 and 9 % and is standard in the industry. e FAA and FDOT are the “ rst line to make sure that funds are being used appropriately. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed with Mr. Velsco that the fee limit would not be exceeded except in a situation where something had to be dealt with that was outside of the scope of services such as an environmental issue, etc. President Cason expressed his concern about the brevity of the contract and asked if it is a complete contract. City Attorney Koberlein stated that he did approve the contract but explained that he reviews them from the view of whether they contain valid elements of a contract and the acceptability of insurance provisions. Mr. Velesco stated that contract is tied into a bidding document that is much larger and that all of those provisions apply as well. Vice President Fugate moved to accept the lowest response in bid with Anderson Columbia and authorize the President and Clerk to execute the contract and proceed with a notice of award and approve work order etc. Councilman Ross seconded. Vice President Fugate con“ rmed that any matching funds needed would be taken from timber sales and not from other funds in the budget. e motion passed unanimously, 4-0. F. UPDATED T-HANGAR LEASE FORM City Attorney Koberlein advised he had reviewed the revised t-hangar lease agreement and found that it was legally su cient but that he had some concerns about the insurance provisions and the credit check clause. He stated that the City should require the tenant to have the City of Williston listed under additional insured. He explained that liability insurance does cover costs up front but if there is no insurance, then indemnity will provide for reimbursement of costs that are paid out by the City up front. As it related to indemnity, he added that no longer requiring a credit check could be a concern because if the City is requiring indemnity without the credit check, we are not be checking to see if the lessee can a ord it. Councilman Goodman stated that the revised agreement arose out of an attempt to simplify the process and that it appeared the City may be going back to the old process. He recalled that the situation was that the aircraft owners seemed to saying en mass that the rental process is too cumbersome. City Attorney Koberlein stated that while he is not aware of the process prior to the lease being submitted to him, he has seen Gainesville and Lake Citys T-hangar leases and they are longer than Willistons T-hangar leases. He acknowledged that as a landlord, he would recommend the City require the renter to produce some proof of current insurance and give them 30 days to add the City of Williston to their policy. Vice President Fugate stated that the agreement didnt remove the insurance requirement altogether but did remove a lot of the detail. Vice President Fugate then con“ rmed that City Attorney Koberlein was comfortable with the indemnity language. President Cason stated that he was not sure if the credit check would be relevant to indemnity or insurance, noting that the City determined it would not charge a deposit and thats the main area he perceived that the credit report would become relevant. Vice President Fugate moved to approve the revised T-hangar lease with additional language to require the city be listed as an additional insured as to these premises and that the tenant provide veri“ cation of a minimum of half million dollars in current liability coverage. Councilman Goodman seconded. Mr. Cal Byrd advised he did not see any issues of concern related to the new agreement. President Cason asked Mr. Byrd if this issue should be referred back to the Airport Committee. Councilman Goodman stated that be believed it accomplishes everything that was stated in the workshop. Mr. Byrd agreed. President Cason questioned whether the insurance amount could be changed if minimum is set too high. Interim City Manager Wingo stated that most policies are set at $1 Million. Mr. Byrd concurred. On vote, the motion approved 4-0. G. CHANGE OF MEETING DATE FROM SEPTEMBER 18 TO SEPTEMBER 25 President Cason advised the regular meeting dates for September would fall on the 4th and 15th. e proposal was that the meetings be moved to the 11th and 25th at 7 pm. Councilman Goodman moved to reschedule the September regular City Council Meetings to September 11th and September 25th at 7 pm. Vice President Fugate seconded. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that the budget workshop could be scheduled September 11th prior to the meeting. Vice President Fugate reported that he is in favor of this schedule and will be doing the best he can to make it all meetings through the remainder of his term. President Cason advised that every time a new Council is seated, they can revisit the schedule of meetings. On vote, the motion passed 4-0. ITEM … 6 … PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ITEM … 7 … CITY MANAGERS ANNOUNCEMENTS ITEM … 8 … COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTS Councilman Goodman apologized for not being able to attend August 21st. Vice President Fugate expressed an interest in adopting a political sign ordinance to ban them from public property in the city while at the same time removing restrictions from displaying them on private property. He also stated the City might consider implementing a local preference it its purchasing policy as Chie” and has just done. Councilman Cason stated these items should be placed on a future agenda for consideration. Mayor Hethcoat stated that he would like to see the Council look measures to promote job creation within the City President Cason thanked the Council for the opportunity to serve as President. ITEM … 9 … ADJOURNMENT Vice President Fugate moved to adjourn and the meeting was adjourned at 2:53 pm. __________________________________________ Jason S. Cason, City Council President __________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City Clerk DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jason Cason Vice-President Norm Fugate (ABSENT) Councilman Charles Goodman (ABSENT) Councilman Elihu Ross Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Fran Taylor City Attorney Fred Koberlein ABSENCE OF A QUORUM Mayor Hethcoat acknowledged the absence of a quorum and informed the attendees that the Members would not be able to conduct the business of the City nor participate in a meeting. He advised that the City would schedule a follow-up meeting as soon as possible and would post the appropriate notices as necessary to keep the public informed. ITEM … 9 … ADJOURNMENT e meeting was adjourned at 7:01 pm. __________________________________________ Jason S. Cason, City Council President __________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City ClerkCITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012

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The Levy County Journal 9ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The City of Cedar Key has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year’s property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy $ 583,788 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes $ 45,040 C. Actual property tax levy $ 538,748 This year’s proposed tax levy $ 583,560 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a Public Hearing on the Tax Increase to be held on: DATE: Monday, September 24, 2012 TIME: 6:00 P.M. PLACE Cedar Key City Hall 490 Second Street TOWN: Cedar Key, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing.Pub.: September 20, 2012. expertise. He stated that if the members “ nd that the City Manager is lacking in an areas, they should inform him or her of their concerns, educate and enlighten. Mrs. Jones expressed her concern that the streamlining process may circumvent the Airport Committee, noting that it is di cult to impart anything on a City Manager if he or she does not meet with the Committee members. Mr. Bibby recalled that the Airport has had the same Operations Supervisor for 15 years but has had 4 Airport Airport/City Managers in the past 9 years. He stated that there is a very experienced person available that could manager the airport. Councilman Cason concluded that there are obviously still some di ering interpretations between the Council and the Airport Committee and misperceptions about how it operates and still need something that de“ nes the expectations between the Council and the Committee. While the workshop has been bene“ cial there is further progress that needs to be made. Councilman Goodman concluded that the general consensus of the Council is that the Ordinance provides for the Airport Manager to determine what issues to refer to the Committee for review. However, he understands that this is not necessarily the preference of the Committee. Mrs. Jones agreed that was not the preference of the Committee adding that if a new lease is executed, she felt the Committee should be made aware. Mr. Cal Byrd stated that the Committee recognized the chain of command and that the purpose of the Committee was to take some of the workload o of the Airport Manager or the Council by bringing issues back to Council by way of recommendations. However, he stated that he did not agree the Committee should be limited in what they can consider or discuss. He pointed out that the Council could always choose to reject its recommendations at any time. President Robinson stated that he had no problem with lengthy meetings on many issues but cautioned that he did not want to see those items brought to the Council by way of another 14 hour meeting. Mr. Byrd stated that the City Manager is the person who would sort through what to bring or not bring to Council. President Robinson concluded that after the Council appoints a permanent City Manager, the Airport Committee should sit with that person and discuss these ideas. Mrs. Jones stated that in a public meeting, the Committee members should be able to add items for discussion as needed. President Robinson stated that the Council needs to understand is that the Council is not present 8 … 10 hours a day and does not know everything that happens daily at the City Hall or Airport and for the Members to dictate to the committee is not adequate. He advised that the Council should recognize it has a City Manager that should make the decisions as to what to bring to the Committee. Mr. Luster stated the be believed the City Managers proposal for co-location of sta at the Airport will be a big help. at the Airport sta could continue to report to the City Manager and Planner Hall and his assistant could deal with the daily business operations at the airport and that many issues would resolve. President Robinson pointed out that the City has to provide customer service. Mr. Luster stated that Mr. Ball does provide customer service. Councilman Cason concluded that these processes should not impede the sta s ability to provide that customer service. Councilman Ross added that while the relocation may not entirely resolve the issues it is a good place to start. Mr. Byrd agreed with Councilman Ross statement and advised that he felt that the Members had made some decisions at this workshop and set up some structure and that the Members should let these decisions work. Vice President Fugate stated he just wanted to clarify that the City Manager is the Gatekeeper. Interim City Manager Wingo recited her understanding of the roles of all parties that in the Councils opinion, the City Manager is responsible for operations at the airport, policy comes from Council and the Committee is advisory. Vice Presient Fugate clari“ ed that the City Manager is the person responsible for the administration of the airport and that no one has control over that except the citizens of Williston. Mr. Tom Sumpter stated he believed the progress made at the workshop is excellent but that the City has a lot to overcome with its reputation of not being customer friendly. Councilman Goodman added that the work accomplished at this meeting was a good start in addressing that issue. Councilman Cason repeated the mission statement that the City of Williston o er an e cient a ordable and safe place to live work and play and concluded that while the members wont always agree, they can still work together and business with one another for the City. He reminded the participants that everyone needs to be in the same frame of mind and not take disagreements personally or harbor ill will. Vice President Fugate stated that regarding the leases, he would like the Airport Manager to review the lease procedures policy in the Airport book and to the extent input is needed, to determine if there is a process that can be made more e cient. Mr. Luster emphasized that timeliness it is at issue. Tom Sumpter stated that the Committee members realize it is an advisory committee but during meetings issues tend to come up that the members believe will bene“ t the city. at is one of the functions he felt the committee should serve is to address any opportunity for the city to bring in revenues and therefore, the committee should have the freedom to discuss those topics as they arise. President Robinson reminded him that there are two Council members on the committee that can bring those topics to Council for referral. Mrs. Jones asked if budget would be discussed and President Robinson stated it would not be discussed at the workshop. Councilman Cason advised that the City Manager is preparing a budget and if input is needed, she would consult with the committee on it. Mr. Byrd stated that he has heard a lot of the resentment surrounding the airport debt and the committee thought it was being paid but evidently it is not. Mrs. Jones added that the committee members felt that they should discuss that issue at the Joint Airport Committee Workshop. President Robinson advised that if they wanted to discuss it, they can attend the upcoming budget workshop. Vice President Fugate agreed with Councilman Casons statement. Mr. Byrd expressed his concern as to whether or not the City Manager understood the needs of the Airport at this time and some of the opportunities that are available. President Robinson suggested he discuss those issues with and educate the City Manager on them. ITEM … 6 … ADJOURNMENT Vice President Fugate moved to adjourn and the workshop was adjourned 8:15 pm. __________________________________________ Jason Cason, City Council President ___________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City ClerkWilliston meeting July 16,2012 continued from page 6A

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The Levy County Journal10ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 WES Patrollers Visited Washingtonby Lisa Statham Posteraro, patrol co-adviser For the 20th year, the school resource o cers of the Levy County Sheri s O ce escorted the 5th grade safety patrollers to our nations capital, Washington, D.C., June 18-22. From the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol and advisers, ank You to our SROs! Youre the greatest! And kudos to Helen Darling, my co-adviser; Paige Hiers and Elysia Foran, our dedicated EMTs; and “ nally, to our amazing parents/grandparents who chaperoned! You ALL are appreciated. e itinerary from Educational Tours includes three jam-packed days of touring the DC area as well as Mount Vernon. One evening they are treated to a military tattoo. What impresses 5th graders varies. Ana Chiperi thought it was fun stopping and seeing the other states as we drove to Washington on three chartered buses. Annie Hopping had never been on a subway, and O cer Grant Sandlin always tries to work in a quick ride on the Metro. e Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument were listed as the favorite of Rodr Parker, Ryan Kline, Samantha Ryalls and Hanna Garboski, whose favorite President is Lincoln. e Iwo Jima statue and the White House topped the list for Quinyon Mitchell, Kalista Benjamin, Gabe Foster and Garin OSteen. Its once in a lifetime that you can see it [the White House],Ž said Gabe. C. J. Strange thought the Korean War Memorial was impressive because of the honor it exhibited. Heres what others said was their favorite part or what meant the most to them. ƒchanging of the guard [at Arlington National Cemetery]ƒbecause the guards put a lot of hard work and dedication.Ž (Grayson Geiger) ƒthe Twilight Tattoo because it was about the soldiers who fought over the years. My two grandfathers fought in a war, so it honored them.Ž (Ericha Turner) Bo Bishop, Jessica Bloom, Ethan Davis, Dellana Sams and Carly Wilson agreed that the Twilight Tattoo was their favorites as well. ƒthe tour guide telling us about our Presidents. It is important because you get to learn more things about your Presidents.Ž (Hunter DeFilippo) Andrew Spillane and Angeles de Urtubey loved the Newseum, which spotlights the amazing nature of the First Amendment. e 4-D movie about the amendments history was awesome to Angeles. We got to be on the news,Ž said Andrew. Angeles was also moved by the Holocaust Museum. e students tour only the Daniels StoryŽ exhibit. It made me realize that there are stupid people in the world, like Hitler,Ž she said.Going to the various museums of the Smithsonian is a perennial favorite. ese patrollers loved the following museums the most: Stephanie Richardson, who found out more about her culture at the Native American Museum; Trinity Knapp; Michael Robinson and Kaley Clinkscales, who learned about so many animals; Juaquin Mendoza; Shaw Foran; Lauren Taylor; Cayton Smith, who got to see all the colored crystals and minerals; Kami McCormick; and Race Battle, who said it was simply the most fun! e Air and Space Museum rocked the world of these patrollers: Joseph Sistrunk; Kaylee Sullivan and Madison Starnes, who rode on an awesome airplane simulator as did Willow Nixon and Leslie Trinidad; and Rigo Olvera and Lauren Faircloth, who learned about all the types of planes and space craft and got to examine them. It was amazing to see the “ rst Presidents house [Mount Vernon],Ž said Destiny Streitz. Frankie Cittadini concurred, noting that its been his favorite for its beautiful views and unbelievable sights.Ž Arelmy Hernandez loved all the decorations. So if your business made a contribution to our safety patrol or you participated in our annual Cruzin for KidzŽ motorcycle ride as a sponsor or rider or bought a bar of the Worlds Finest Chocolate or just dropped some loose change in our bucket at the Peanut Festival, please know that you made a di erenceƒyou helped make it possible for some deserving kids to learn about the capital of their land of the free and the home of the brave.Ž ank you, too. $99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $35.99 per month ($1,295.64). Form of payment m ust be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Oer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. C ertain restrictions may apply. 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Photo courtesy of Tammy Smith DavisCedar Key School Shark NewsMontana Beckham, Shark CorrespondentSchool Event Calendar9-10 (MS) Home Volleyball Game 4:00 p.m. 9-11 PTO Meeting 3:30 p.m. 9-12 Early Release 9-13 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 9-19 Progress Report 9-20 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 9-24 Picture Day and SAC Meeting 2:45 9-25 PLAN Test 10th Grade 9-26 Early Release 9-27 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00FFA : Food for All through a Participants EyeBy Lauren Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent Impact is what Cedar Key FFA is making on the community food pantry here in town. FFA members were graced with a $2,500 grant (provided by the Howard G. Bu et Foundation and Living to Serve), back in September of 2011. ey were given the grant to do their part to decrease food insecurity in our community. I, Lauren Bartholemy, was one of the seven students blessed with taking on this project. I was one of the “ rst students to hear about the project, due to being president of the senior chapter, and always being eager to start a new project. While discussing the pros and the cons of the project, Mr. Dennis Voyles, Cedar Key FFA advisor and I decided that with or without the grant we would do this project. Fortunately we received the grant and set to work building a closed-loop re-circulating aquaculture system with a ” oating raft system. e system is an example of Sustainable Agriculture a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, good for the environment, and supports and enhances rural communities. e system, built by Cedar Key FFA, has two 400 gallon tanks, a one hundred gallon bio “ lter and two trays. In each of the tanks we have tilapia. Using gravity and some plumbing a re-circulating system was created. e water and excrement from the “ sh “ lter throughout the bio “ lter, which we “ lled with materials such as hair curlers, other random objects, and the trays with the produce. e “ sh excrement provides all the nutrients for the plants and the water then “ lters back into the tanks clean. Since our system is closed loop there is no need to add fertilizer, or any other outside product, other than “ sh food. is also means that when our community was impacted by salt water intrusion, our system continued to run without being a ected. Our project was made on a large scale, but students have made the project at home with “ ve-gallon buckets. e ultimate goal, or mission, of the Food for All Program is to implement sustainable agriculture into our community. By teaching people to produce their own food, they are able to depend less on the community food pantry, and food insecurity decreases. One of the things I automatically had to do was look up what food insecurity was. Food insecurity is when you depend on the government for food stamps or a grant to receive money to get groceries. e groceries must last the whole month, but families usually run out by the 25th of the month, and then struggle to “ nd where their next meal is coming from. Food insecurity is also a health issue. It has been proven that children have a di cult time physically developing in these households due to the type of nutrition the child is being given. When youre shopping for your food, and you have the choice between a large bag of chips for $3.00 or a steak for $13.00, the chips look like the better option. Did you know that fresh produce and meat is the one thing that the Food Pantry has the least of? is program has made me really look at my own life and what I have. ere are families, people we know, that have trouble feeding themselves, while we are able to be picky over which type of steak we want. All my life I have been extremely blessed with being food secure, and because of that blessing I know that it is part of my job to put a stop to food insecurity. rough this program a renewed “ re to live to serveŽ has been lit inside of me as well as the other FFA members. We plan to hold a workshop to teach the people in the community to provide for themselves and eventually spread this program to other communities. We hope that one day, on the 25th of the month, instead of “ nding nothing when that parent or citizen goes to open up the pantry, they will be able to go to the front porch and gather fresh beans, and ready to harvest meat. Rebecca Russo, Shark Correspondent We are saying hello to our new, 2012-2013 Cedar Key Safety Patrols; ” uorescent green belts and silver badges are all around us! Cedar Key Safety Patrols are selected from our upper elementary grades. Students are selected by teachers. Students must have a 70 percent or above in all academic classes. In order to be selected to serve on the safety patrol, students must exhibit responsibility, academic achievement, and maintain good citizenship. Cedar Key Safety Patrols are chosen before school ends the prior year. Patrols are given speci“ c instructions on how to assist students and other pedestrians. Students are assigned positions where they are to encourage and remind students to exhibit good safety habits at all times. All patrol members should be in place at their designated position at least “ ve minutes before students will be arriving Our students are most certainly committed! Duties include: € Putting up the American ” ag and taking it down € Morning announcements € Teachers assistant continued on page 11B

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The Levy County Journal 11ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last week’s Sudoku 100 MISCELLANEOUS115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 210 HELP WANTED 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 500 FOR SALE Classifieds Journal Levy County LAND FOR LEASE: Hunting Lease available. 3021 acres in Baker Co. Contact AFM at 386-5186344 for details. 9/20Jb110 FOUNDLOST: BLACK FEMALE CAT – small, 7 years old, spayed, microchipped, lost on February 15, 2012 in Levy County. Reward. 352/615-0541. 10/4Jf115 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. Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www. drugrehab.net --------AA MEETING — FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Florida Intergroup Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24-hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of the month at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM – Hwy. 340 in Bell, at the ashing light, west of 129. Call 386/935-2300 or Kevin Craven at 352/463-8700 or go to www.grace-ministry. net for more info. Tfnf --------Guardian ad Litem Be the one to advocate for abused and neglected children who have never been told they are loved, smart, strong, worthy…that they are Somebody. Don’t wait to be the one to give them hope. No special background needed. Legal and staff support provided. The next class starts June 12th. Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, Chie and. For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to www.gal. alachua. .us. Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today – 352/493-6051 Visit today – www.gal. alachua. .us Tfn Jf --------NEW OPEN NA MEETING IN CEDAR KEY The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting a new N.A. meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting for A.A. members as well as N.A. members. tfnf125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! — We move ’em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joe’s Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------MIKE’S LAWN MAINTENANCE & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE Mow it and Wash it with One Call to Mike at 352/215-9459. 9/20Jp --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 11/8Jp135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDA’S LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s Web site at http://ombudsman. my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the program’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDCASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 10/4Jp --------Join our family of caring professionals! COMMUNITY EDUCATION MANAGER Responsible for assisting in planning and coordinating special projects and events to provide Hospice Education throughout the service area. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 to 5 years experience and a proven track record educating the community. Job Summary and Application: www.hospiceofthe naturecoast.org DFWP/EOE 9/20Jb ---------911 TELECOMMUNICATION OFFICER – The Levy County Sheriff’s Of ce is now accepting applications for a fulltime 911 Telecommunications Of cer. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, excellent computer skills, type 35-40 wpm, be able to multi-task in a very busy, professional atmosphere and possess strong organizational skills. You must be able to work a 12 hour rotating schedule that includes every other weekend and some holidays, have a good driving record, pass a drug screen and not have a criminal history. Starting salary for non certi ed telecommunications of cer is $22,000. After completion of telecommunications certi cation salary is increased to $25,000. Bene t package includes Florida State Retirement. For an application contact Brooke Willis at 352-4865111 ext. 290. Levy County Sheriff’s Of ce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 9/20Jb300 RENTALSCHEAPER STORAGE FIRST Month FREE Climate Controlled Down from Dollar General in Williston 352/528-0778 tfnJp415 MOBILE HOME FOR SALESWMH FOR SALE: By owner, cash. 2 bed/2 bath with land. Just remodeled. For more information call 352/408-4447. 9/20Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 10/18Jp --------4 ACRES WILLISTON: Secluded country setting. Gorgeous Oaks with cleared homesite. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $39,900.00 Only $410/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 10/18Jp --------1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED! Cleared homesite. Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing. No down Payment! $29,900.00. Only 307.56/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 10/18Jp --------5 ACRES WILLISTON: 6671 NE 131 Ave. WELL SEPTIC & POWER! Gorgeous Oak Shaded Homesite! Fenced! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $59,900.00 Only $525.67/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 10/18Jp --------IN STEINHATCHEE -10 ACRES – great hunting and shing, $39, 000 with owner nancing. $1,000 down and $317/month. Call Dale at 352-356-1099. 10/4Jp445 WANT TO BUYCASH FOR batteries, starters, alternators, catalytic converters, aluminum rims, copper, brass and any aluminum. CASH PAID – for junk cars and trucks $300 and up. FREE scrap metal removal including appliances. Licensed secondhand metal recycling: License # 48-8015653199-5. Call Mike at 352/215-9459. 9/20Jp CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 10/4Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal dates and lettering at the cemetery. Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave. (behind McCrab church) Hwy 349 – 7 miles north of Old Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after hour’s appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/13Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe --------LUMBER FOR SALE — Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------CENTER PIVOT COPPER WIRE COVERS – Don’t be a victim of copper theft! For more information call Mason Stump (352) 3031048. 10/20Jp --------THE BUBBLY BATH LIFT holds up to 350 pounds. $400 or best offer. (352) 490-4485. Jftfn540 LIVESTOCKREGISTERED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE MARE: 16 hand bay mare with excellent pedigree. Sire: Supreme Versatility Champion Investment Genius; Dam: linebred Go Boy’s Shadow with lots of Merry Boy, Midnight Sun and some Last Chance, NO Pride. Excellent broodmare, not trained to ride, halter handled. Regularly trimmed, shots and wormings, healthy. 10 years old, $300. GOOD HOME ONLY. Call 386/935-2880 or 386/8540331 for more information. tfnJe555 AUTOMOBILESANY JUNK CAR – cash paid up to $300. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 10/4Jp615 ATV FOR SALE’02 HONDA 250 ATV – great condition, luggage carrier, 4 new all terrain tires. Call (352) 486-2378 10/4Jp 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com Read the Levy County Journal classi eds 24/7/365 online @LevyJournalOnline.com CLASSIFIED ADS CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500

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The Levy County Journal12ASeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Serving North Florida since 1979. Licensed as a not-for-pro“t hospice since 1980. AT HAVEN, WE BELIEVE EVERY DAY IS A GIFT 800-HOSPICE (467-7423) | havenhospice.org Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.An evening at the beautiful Whitehurst Ranch & Prairie in Williston, FL to bene“t Haven Hospice Join us for a festive evening of scrumptious food, live music by Dotti South & The Slackers, live & silent auctions and so much more. All proceeds from this event bene“t unreimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs at Haven Hospice in the Tri-Counties.„„„„„„Sponsorships and silent auction donation opportunities are available now! Call 352.271.4665 or visit havenhospice.org for more information or to purchase tickets.„„„„„„ {} A Bene“t for Haven Hospice Thank you to our Diamond sponsors! Mr. Harry Coleman Alliance Dairies and Af“liates Log Cabin Quilters e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, September 13th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great time visiting with each other. Several people brought in completed projects for us to see. Ill be showing o the pictures over the next few weeks. Everyone is getting ready for Fall. Greg and the boys were out during the week. Weve learned to make a list of things to be done which may or may not be completed. Something seems to come up and plans get changed. e boys are great about putting up with us moving items from one place to another and then putting it back where we started o anks Lancaster. Weve been having visitors in from the surrounding area as well as Pinellas County and Crystal River. Some were stopping by to visit with Winnelle so we shared the sad news about her death. ere are many of the visitors that stop by just to visit with Winnelle. We hope that theyll continue to make us a place to visit. Doris Beauchamp is getting ready for Fall with her new door hanging. This door hanging is to be hung on the inside to brighten up a room and a smile on your face.District 1 Candidate Jamie Gri n Will Use Business Skills as County CommissionerLongtime Levy County businessman Jamie Gri n has announced plans to run for the District 1 Levy County Commission seat. Gri n, 51, who was born and raised in Bronson, has invested heavily in Levy County because he believes in the county and respects its people, its traditions, its God-centered way of life and its economy that is rooted in agriculture, timber production and aquaculture. He strongly believes his business background will be an asset to Levy County government, and that the budget of the county should be managed in ways that are “ nancially sound and “ scally conservative. He will be guided by business principles and common sense. Gri n owns and operates Betts Big T Restaurant in Chie” and, the Seabreeze Restaurant on the waterfront in Cedar Key, the Bronson Restaurant in Bronson and the Fireside Grill in Cross City. He is responsible for employing many and would like to bring more jobs to Levy County, especially for the young people who want to build a life and raise a family on Levy County soil. ey need jobs and the income to put food on the table, a roof over their head and to prosper. ey shouldnt have to commute to other counties to get jobs. Gri n also believes construction of the Tri-County Hospital in Chie” and is critical for growth and to meet the medical needs of the tri-county area, and he also wants to work with Williston to grow its hospital services. Healthcare is so important to people. It is important to me tooŽ, he said. He welcomes the opportunity to serve the people of Levy County and respectfully asks for their vote on Nov. 6 in the general election. I would like to express my sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to my family, friends, and Levy County citizens for giving me a second chance to seek and serve you in the position of Levy County Commissioner in my hometown district of Bronson. It is an honor and a privilege and I am truly humbled by your support and encouragement. It has also been a joy to be back in business in Levy County and being able to become reacquainted with everyone from the past and to meet new friends. You will never know how blessed I feel to be welcomed back as I have been,Ž Gri n said. Gri n enjoys living and working in Levy County. He was raised in Bronson, which has been home for him for his entire life. He is active as the pianist and organist at the Bronson United Methodist Church, which is also the church where his mother and father were members until their passing in 1991. His mother, Elizabeth Gri n, was raised in Romeo, south of Williston and his father, Clifton Gri n, was raised in Williston. I love my church family and my hometown. I graduated from Bronson High School and attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. I have been in business constantly in Levy County since 1981. I am a Christian and a “ scal conservative,Ž Gri n said. Gri n is the former Mayor of Bronson and has not forgotten the huge mistake that changed his life, but he has moved on and learned lessons that will stay with him forever. e experience has made him a better person. I took responsibility for the mistake, I paid my debt back and I took my punishment without grumbling,Ž he said. I have asked for forgiveness from God, my church, my family, my friends, and from my community. Most have forgiven, some have not, but the ball is in their court. I did wrong but I have done everything I know possible to make it right and now it is time to move on in a positive direction. ank you for your support during the darkest days of my life.Ž Gri n believes he could serve the people of Levy County in ways that will make their lives better. He believes it is important for him to become part of the team of Levy County Commissioners, working together to build strong working relationships in order to accomplish goals. One of his goals is to make Levy County government debt free. Eliminating debt will free funds that can be spent to make the community stronger.Ž He wants to work with current county employees to create an atmosphere of service to the community and to establish a program that recognizes the contributions of good employees. It is important to me that an employee be able to enjoy his or her job and look forward to coming to work and I will always work towards accomplishing this,Ž Gri n said. You can see from the way I have worked in the past, that I have always done business, and I view county government as a business. It needs to be operated with business principles.Ž — submitted By Tom Nordlie, 352/273-3567, tnordlie@u” .edu Chad Carr, 352/392-2454, chadcarr@u” .edu Hunting can put meat on the family table, and a University of Florida workshop is helping area men and women learn the “ ne points of bringing that meat home safe and ready to cook or store. It's called Wild Game Processing: From Field to Table, a six-hour workshop held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the UF animal sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "Proper handling and processing minimizes the risk of foodborne illness and improves the quality and storage life of wild game products for your family," said Chad Carr, a UF meat science assistant professor. He organizes and leads the workshop, now in its second year. Carr explained that proper “ eld dressing can minimize the chances of cross-contamination with pathogens from other sources. And proper handling can extend the storage life of wild game products by discouraging bacterial growth. "We emphasize 'keep it clean, keep it cold and minimize cross-contamination,'" he said. e workshop focuses mainly on deer and wild hogs, Carr said, because they're the most commonly taken large game species in North Florida.UF/I FAS O ers Wild Game Processing Workshop for Hunters e program includes both lecture material and hands-on demonstrations with deer and hog carcasses. Topics covered include: diseases that can be transmitted from game animals to people, proper “ eld dressing and skinning, game meat safety and quality, butchering, and safe transportation. ere will also be a session on sausage processing. Cost for the workshop is $30 per adult and $20 per youth age 18 or younger, if registered by Sept. 21. After that, there will be an extra $15 fee. Snacks and meat samples will be provided. Space for the event is limited. To register, visit http://www.animal.ifas.u” .edu/conferences/documents/wild_game.pdf For questions about the event, contact Rebecca Matta at rmatta@u” .edu

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www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 11 50 CENTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION BCal Byrd Gets Group C Seat in Williston e City of Williston has just received one candidate packet with qualifying fee payment for the vacant "Group C" seat. Mr. Cal Byrd is the only o cially quali“ ed candidate for the Group C vacancy at the closing of the qualifying period. Congratulations to Mr. Byrd. Investiture will take place at the September 25th Regular City Council Meeting.SRWMD Adopts Water Use Monitoring Rule for Largest Water UsersLynetta Usher Griner, a generational logger and landowner from Chie” and, Florida, has been elected President of the Florida Forestry Association. In its 90-year history, Griner will be serving as the “ rst female president of the Association. Griner received the gavel from outgoing President Bryan Olmert at the Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting in Destin on September 6, 2012 Upon taking the helm, Griner said the members that make up our association are the movers and shakers in the future of Floridas forests. From clean water to wildlife to thousands of products we use every day, our forests touch the lives of our society in amazing ways. No other renewable natural resource has a greater impact on our lives. No other Association “ ghts for our opportunities to grow and use trees like the Florida Forestry Association. I am honored to be a part of this organization and humbled to serve as President,Ž Griner added. Also elected to lead the Association as o cers for the next two years are: President-elect: Mike Bell, Rayonier Inc., Fernandina Beach, Florida Vice President: Michael Dooner, Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc., Bainbridge, Georgia Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Cook, Great South Timber and Lumber, Lake City, Florida Executive Vice President: Alan Shelby, Florida Forestry Association, Tallahassee, Florida e Florida Forestry Association is the oldest state wide, forestry trade organization to represent the interests of forest landowners, loggers, foresters, silvicultural contractors and the wood-using industry in Florida. In fact, the Florida Forestry Association is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. For more information contact Florida Forestry Association at info@forest” a.org or visit www.” oridaforest.orgLynetta Usher Griner, (left) receives the giant president’s gavel from Bryan Olmert at the Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting in Destin.Usher Land & Timber Owner to Lead Forestry Association By Adam PutnamFlorida Commissioner of Agriculture e Suwannee River Water Management District (District) governing board moved forward with a water use monitoring rule for its largest users and to assist agricultural water users with the required monitoring. e program will monitor 75 percent of the total water allocated in the District.  e District needs actual water use data to accurately forecast sustainable, future water supply needs and to develop water supply plans,Ž said Jon Dinges, District director of water supply and resource management. e water use monitoring requirements have been developed with statewide consumptive use permitting consistency (CUPcon) in mind. CUPcon is a statewide e ort led by the Department of Environmental Protection to improve consistency in water use permitting to ensure less confusion for the applicant; treat applicants equally; protect the environment; streamline the process; and incentivize behavior that protects the environment. In the District, agricultural producers hold the greatest number of water use permits. e District has collaborated with the agricultural community to provide incentives that should entice farmers to put in place a monitoring system before regulatory requirements kick in. e new rule will require automated monitoring and reporting of withdrawals on a daily basis as a condition for new, renewed, and modi“ ed water use permits. e rule will apply to all groundwater wells with an inside diameter 8 inches or greater and to surfacewater withdrawals that have an outside diameter 6 inches or greater. e Governing Board took the extra step that provides agricultural users a voluntary, convenient, no-cost method of measuring water use by calculating electric consumption. In cooperation with their electric utilities, producers would authorize the sharing of their power use data with the District. If electrical consumption data is not available, other run time monitoring methods may be used. All stakeholders will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule at a public workshop at District headquarters in Live Oak on October 11 at 5:30 p.m. Last Saturday, International Coastal Clean-up Day, brought many volunteers, boats and bags to Cedar Key and the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Organizers of the event, Sue Colson and Leslie Sturmer set-up and sta ed the registration, counting stations and supply tents for all scrambling to gear-up and hit the water. Chie” and High School Science Department teachers Lita Weingardt and Kelly Varnes brought a bus load of eager students who gave up their Saturday morning for the betterment of wildlife and water quality. Local volunteers jumped into boats that transported them to the Refuge islands that harbor debris like empty plastic containers that blow out of boats, beer cans and bottles, plastic, styrofoam, and netting. After all the trash was o -loaded, volunteer counters separated all of it and documented each piece. Volunteers were treated to hot dogs, lemonade and a t-shirt after they hiked shorelines and pulled garbage that could potentially harm the wide variety of birds and other wildlife in the area. Each year there is less debris found on the islands. Its hoped that this is a trend in stewardship of the Gulf and its rich resources. Manager of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, Andrew Gude, was so impressed and appreciative of the organizers, boat captains, and volunteers that showed for the clean-up that helps maintain the health of Refuge islands. We are so grateful to those who answered Sue Colsons call to rally for such a signi“ cant cause!ŽLocal Coastal Clean-up Day Brought In the Volunteers, Took Out the Garbage By Sarah BartholemyShark Correspondent Cedar Key School Last Saturday, the city of Cedar Key participated in the annual Coastal Clean-Up. Each year the city gets together and goes to several locations in Cedar Key that are along the coastline and gathers litter. Some people even got on boats and went to nearby islands to pick up trash. Once everyone had returned from their destination the trash was then sorted into its recycled groups and sent o to either be recycled or to the land “ ll. e group that collected the most trash was awarded with a treat. e event was full of participants. Cedar Key students, adults, and even people from other cities attended. Cedar Key student, Eli Glaze, commented, "I had a lot of fun at the clean-up! We collected a ton of trash, and cleaned up our home."Coastal Clean-UpCedar Key School students volunteer to clean up the coastal region Photo courtesy of Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent from CKS

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The Levy County Journal2BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Yankeetown Town Meetings e Board of Trustees Reg. meeting is Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m.; the Town Council meeting for the Final Budget Hearing is Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.; the next Regular Town Council meeting will be on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and the Planning and Zoning meeting is Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/447-2511Inglis Council Meeting Oct. 9 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room. ere will be a second Budget Hearing on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis … 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. 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 Womans Club.WILLISTON Williston City Council Meeting Sept. 25 e Williston City Council meets at City Hall on the “ rst Tuesday after the “ rst Monday of each month and again in two weeks on Tuesday after the “ rst one at 7 p.m. in the Williston City Council Room. e next Council meeting is Sept. 25 at City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. WPD & Ornan Lodge’s Public Safety Day Sept. 29 e Williston Police Department will be participating in the Ornan Lodge presentation of Public Safety Day on Sat. Sept. 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with a variety of events of interest to children and adults, alike. Child Safety Seat seminars, bicycle helmet giveaways, safety videos and a bicycle rodeo will be included this year. Police, Sheri and Fire“ ghters will be on hand to speak with citizens about related safety issues and answer questions.Levy County Autism Support GroupAutism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/529-1010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online web site for information is: www.autism4parents.org/Fall on the Prairie for Haven Hospice Oct. 13A night of scrumptious food, live music, silent and live auction and so much more to bene“ t Haven Hospice on Saturday, October 13 at the Whitehurst Ranch and Prairie in Williston at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are available. Contact: Stephanie Brod, 352/271-4665 or smbrod@ havenhospice.org Fillie’s Club Halloween Carnival Oct. 27 e Fillies Club Annual Halloween Carnival will be held again this year on Saturday October 27 at Ocala Breeders Sales and we are looking for sponsorships and donations in order to accomplish this monumental task! OBS has donated the use of their property for over 20 years and we greatly appreciate that! e purpose of this Carnival is to provide an a ordable, family-oriented, Halloween alternative. with bouncy houses, haunted house, a train ride, clowns, games and prizes, costume contest, food and funƒand is open to the public for a $1 donation per person. Last year we had over 500 in attendance, including many complimentary guests such as foster children and under-privileged families. All sponsors will be acknowledged with prominent signage at the event. is year I am asking for sponsorships for the following: $350 to cover the bouncy houses; $200 to cover the kiddie train $100 to cover the clowns $50 Booth sponsors-a booth consists of a game, each child plays the game and receives candy or goody, etcƒI need 20 booth sponsorships Donations of candy, or any type of small prizes (does not have to be Halloween themed) VOLUNTEERS to run boothsƒthis is a lot of fun!! We ask that you wear a halloween costume. Call Tracy Williams, Florida orobred Fillies Club, at 352/207-3368 or 352/307-8100 or email: Tracy.williams@ deltona.com Self Defense Class in Williston Oct. 30 e Williston Police Department is partnering with Jerry Heines to sponsor a Womens Awareness and Defense ClassŽ to teach women how to avoid being the victim of a physical attack. Heines has formed his class to prepare women to have a survivor mindset and to use simple and practical techniques of self defense. is is a one night, four-hour course and not meant to train anyone in complex martial arts forms. e class is free and will be held on October 30 at the Williston Community Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Heines is a 5th Dan Black Belt, World Taekwondo Federation, Instructor in Muay ai, and has instructed narcotics, state, municipal police and correctional o cers and he holds a PHD in eoretical Physics.Prior registration will be available at the Williston Police website (www.willistonpolice.org) and at the Police Department. More information is available on our Facebook page. If you plan to attend, please wear loose clothing, no jewelry (or weapons), bring a pen and a bottle of water and advise the instructor(s) of Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Town Council Meeting CHANGED TO Sept. 24 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. Sept. 24 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 bronsoncoc@gmail.com or laci_ lynn@hotmail.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email info@bronsoncoc.com GAINESVILLERascal Flatts “Changed” Tour Sept. 29Rascal Flatts will be in Gainesville at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Sat. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with the ChangedŽ Tour promoting their new album. Special guests will be Little Big Town and the Eli Young Band. Tickets on sale Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster locations, University box o ce, or charge-by-phone at 1-800745-3000.Learn to Square Dance Sept. 4 – Dec. 11Come and take advantage of FREE Introduction to Square Dancing lessons held every Tuesday from Sept 4 … Dec. 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Carpenters Union Hall, 1910 NW 53 Ave. in Gainesville. For more information call Lonnie at 352/377-1828 or go to: www.lonligon.com/grandsquares No dance on Election Day, Nov. 6th FREECEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Oct. 16 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall with the next meeting on Oct. 16. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the “ rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street … 352/543-5132.Cedar Key Water & Sewer District Meeting Oct. 8 e Cedar Key Water and Sewer District holds its regular meetings on the second Monday of every month at the District O ces, 510 ird Street, Cedar Key, Florida.Cedar Key Arts Center Workshop Schedule for October 2012You can register for all workshops at the Cedar Keyhole, by contacting the instructor or Donna Bushnell at djbushne@ bellsouth.net. Everyone is welcome to attend workshops; $5 additional charge for non-members of Cedar Key Arts Center. Open Studio: Free time for Members to come to the CK Arts Center and work on their projects. You can bring whatever medium you wish to work on and leave it set up for the days the studio is open. Boat Builders … every Wednesday at 9 a.m.; contact Earl Starnes 543-6715 October Workshops Oct.13, 14 … Monotype Printing with Akua by Libby Cagle. 10 to 3 p.m. Introduction to monotype, inking the plate, registering the plate, transferring ink to paper, creating texture, chine colle and other collage. Limited to 6 students. $55 for two days for members; $70 for non-members. Most supplies included, extra paper available for purchase. Contact: libbysart@ netscape.net or 352-543-5232. Oct. 19 … Pine Needle Basketry by Diane Moore, 10 to 4 p.m. Learn how to create a historic pine needle basket in the same way as the early Florida pioneers did. You will receive individual hands-on instruction as you create a small trinket basket. (Please visit Dianes website to view basket possibilities: www.SouthernPineStudio.com). All materials and written directions are provided. Limit 8 students. Cost $50; $55 nonmembers. Contact: Floridabaskets@gmail.com or call 386-4050367. Deadline: Oct. 15. Oct. 22-29 … Beginning rowing with Clay by Amy Gernhardt, 6-9 p.m. 8 nights of classes with “ ve mandatory appearances per student. e CK Arts Center will be available for additional practice times to enhance pro“ ciency. A sign-up sheet for practice times will be available the “ rst night. Limited to 10 students. is is a beginner class so we will be focusing on techniques: centering and opening, pulling up walls of cylinder, trim and clean cylinder, load bisque kiln, glaze “ nished cylinder, load and “ re kiln. Participants will pay $10 per class ($15 non-members) or $50 in instructor fees ($75 non),plus $10 supply cost. Contact: Amy at cedarkeypottery@yahoo.com Oct. 30-Nov. 2 … Open Studio for anyone who wants to work on any art projects.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 352/493-2333. YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Woman’s ClubAll women in the Yankeetown-Inglis area are invited to join us on the “ rst Wednesday of every month from September to May. e doors open at 12 noon for social mingling and fellowship, with the meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. We will celebrate each month with a special theme. Mark your calendar NOWƒ the Chili CookO is back!! October will see the return of the much anticipated Chili Cook-O November brings two days for the All American Pig OutŽ...pulled pork sandwiches with all the “ xins. Were o ering two days for Piggin OutŽ, Fri. and Sat. Nov. 16, 17. e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is a volunteer service organization with a long history of philanthropy and community outreach. Join the ladies of the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club at #5 56th St. in Yankeetown. Check our website: www.yiwomansclub. com, follow us on Facebook or call 447-2057 for information. BINGO’s BackAll Bingo fanatics can rejoice, the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club will resume Bingo on ursdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. to buy your cards and enjoy a snack from the kitchen. All proceeds from Bingo go to fund scholarships for students in the community who attended Yankeetown School. rift Store Opens After Summer Break e newly renovated, newly named Second To None rift Shoppe at the YankeetownInglis Womans Club is open for business. New Hours of Operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. and urs. 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. before Bingo. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 20 High 4:35 AM 4.3 7:20 AM Rise 12:10 PM 18 20 Low 11:45 AM 0 7:31 PM Set 10:59 PM 20 High 6:10 PM 3.2 20 Low 11:35 PM 1.6 F 21 High 5:20 AM 4.2 7:20 AM Rise 1:12 PM 28 21 Low 12:44 PM 0.2 7:29 PM Set 11:57 PM 21 High 7:20 PM 2.9 Sa 22 Low 12:26 AM 1.8 7:21 AM Rise 2:10 PM 39 22 High 6:16 AM 4 7:28 PM 22 Low 1:57 PM 0.5 22 High 8:49 PM 2.7 Su 23 Low 1:36 AM 2 7:21 AM Set 12:58 AM 50 23 High 7:31 AM 3.7 7:27 PM Rise 3:03 PM 23 Low 3:23 PM 0.6 23 High 10:21 PM 2.8 M 24 Low 3:06 AM 2 7:22 AM Set 2:00 AM 61 24 High 9:05 AM 3.6 7:26 PM Rise 3:50 PM 24 Low 4:46 PM 0.6 24 High 11:28 PM 3 Tu 25 Low 4:36 AM 1.7 7:22 AM Set 3:02 AM 72 25 High 10:36 AM 3.7 7:25 PM Rise 4:33 PM 25 Low 5:50 PM 0.5 W 26 High 12:12 AM 3.2 7:23 AM Set 4:02 AM 81 26 Low 5:47 AM 1.3 7:23 PM Rise 5:11 PM 26 High 11:47 AM 3.8 26 Low 6:38 PM 0.5 Suwannee River EntranceTh 20 High 4:41 AM 3.8 7:20 AM Rise 12:10 PM 18 20 Low 12:03 PM 0 7:31 PM Set 10:59 PM 20 High 6:16 PM 2.8 20 Low 11:53 PM 1.5 F 21 High 5:26 AM 3.7 7:21 AM Rise 1:13 PM 28 21 Low 1:02 PM 0.2 7:30 PM Set 11:57 PM 21 High 7:26 PM 2.6 Sa 22 Low 12:44 AM 1.7 7:21 AM Rise 2:11 PM 39 22 High 6:22 AM 3.5 7:29 PM 22 Low 2:15 PM 0.5 22 High 8:55 PM 2.4 Su 23 Low 1:54 AM 1.9 7:22 AM Set 12:58 AM 50 23 High 7:37 AM 3.3 7:27 PM Rise 3:04 PM 23 Low 3:41 PM 0.6 23 High 10:27 PM 2.5 M 24 Low 3:24 AM 1.9 7:22 AM Set 2:00 AM 61 24 High 9:11 AM 3.2 7:26 PM Rise 3:51 PM 24 Low 5:04 PM 0.6 24 High 11:34 PM 2.6 Tu 25 Low 4:54 AM 1.6 7:23 AM Set 3:02 AM 72 25 High 10:42 AM 3.3 7:25 PM Rise 4:33 PM 25 Low 6:08 PM 0.5 W 26 High 12:18 AM 2.8 7:23 AM Set 4:02 AM 81 26 Low 6:05 AM 1.2 7:24 PM Rise 5:12 PM 26 High 11:53 AM 3.3 26 Low 6:56 PM 0.5 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 20 High 4:42 AM 3.9 7:19 AM Rise 12:08 PM 18 20 Low 12:40 PM 0 7:30 PM Set 10:58 PM 20 High 6:17 PM 2.9 F 21 Low 12:30 AM 1.5 7:19 AM Rise 1:11 PM 28 21 High 5:27 AM 3.8 7:28 PM Set 11:56 PM 21 Low 1:39 PM 0.2 21 High 7:27 PM 2.6 Sa 22 Low 1:21 AM 1.7 7:20 AM Rise 2:09 PM 39 22 High 6:23 AM 3.6 7:27 PM 22 Low 2:52 PM 0.5 22 High 8:56 PM 2.5 Su 23 Low 2:31 AM 1.9 7:20 AM Set 12:57 AM 50 23 High 7:38 AM 3.4 7:26 PM Rise 3:02 PM 23 Low 4:18 PM 0.6 23 High 10:28 PM 2.5 M 24 Low 4:01 AM 1.9 7:21 AM Set 1:59 AM 61 24 High 9:12 AM 3.3 7:25 PM Rise 3:49 PM 24 Low 5:41 PM 0.6 24 High 11:35 PM 2.7 Tu 25 Low 5:31 AM 1.6 7:21 AM Set 3:01 AM 72 25 High 10:43 AM 3.4 7:23 PM Rise 4:31 PM 25 Low 6:45 PM 0.5 W 26 High 12:19 AM 2.9 7:22 AM Set 4:01 AM 81 26 Low 6:42 AM 1.2 7:22 PM Rise 5:10 PM 26 High 11:54 AM 3.5 26 Low 7:33 PM 0.5 continued on page 3BWeather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291

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The Levy County Journal 3BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Around the Nature Coast Fla. Long-term Care Ombudsman Meeting Sept. 20Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents, who often have no one else to advocate for them, are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman.my” orida.com. e local council will meet on Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Alachua Regional Service Center, 14107 US Highway 441 in Alachua to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. A short video introducing the program will play 15 minutes prior to the meeting.WRPC Meets Sept. 20 e next meeting of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Board of Directors is scheduled for urs., Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM, at the WRPC o ce located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL.North Florida Water Supply Partnership Meeting Sept. 24 e North Florida Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on Sept. 24 from 1…5 p.m. in the Florida Gateway College, Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center, 149 S.E. College Place, Building 200, room 102, Lake City, FL 32025. For additional information, contact Teresa Monson at tmonson@sjrwmd.com or (904) 730-6258.Small Business Resource Fair Sept. 26Business owners are invited to attend the 2012 Small Business Resource Fair being held at the Klein Conference Center at CF in Ocala on Wed, Sep 26 from 9am … 1pm. For-Pro“ t professionals and Non-Pro“ t agencies will be on hand providing technical, “ nancial, procurement and consulting services. Constant Contact will present a session on Email Marketing & Social Media and Collier, Jernigan & Goedert PA will present a session on QuickBooks. Attendees will meet and network with professionals in the 5 industries most critical to the success of any business: Accounting, Banking/Lending, Insurance, Law and Consulting. ey will meet the people behind the agencies that provide valuable resources to businesses in our community. ere is No Cost to attend but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact, Selma Canas at 352-622-8763 or sec-sbdc@atlantic.net Levy County Tourist Dev. Council Meets Sept. 27 e Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting urs., Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson e meeting is open to the public.Levy County Beast Feast Sept. 29 e annual Levy County Beast Feast, a bene“ t for the Levy County School Foundation, will be held Sat. Sept. 29, 6:00 p.m. at Black Prong Equestrian Center in Goethe Forest. Tickets are: $20.00 for Advance Tickets, $25.00 at the gate and $10.00 students at gate only. ere will be an auction at 7:15 p.m. Contact Angela Johnson (352) 486-3408 for more information.Levy County BoCC Oct. 2 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?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, Low Income Programs 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. SREC Meal Sites in Levy County for Seniors e Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has meal sites open for Seniors age 60 and older. Meals are served at 12 noon so come and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal. ere is NO cost, but donations are welcomed. Williston: St. Barnabas Episcopal church in ompson Hall, 521 NW 1 Ave. Open Mon. … Fri. from 10:30 a.m. … 1:30 p.m. Call Angela Neal at 352/528-2125 or Bernadette Preble, OAA Coordinator at 352/490-7055 ext. 1 or for more information. Bronson: Bronson Community Church, 948 E. Hathaway Ave. Open Tues. 11:30 a.m. … 12:30 p.m. Call Bernadette Preble at 352/490-7055 ext. 1.Seventh Annual “Ride to Provide” Oct. 20 e seventh annual Motorcycle Fundraiser, Ride to ProvideŽ help to Levy ARC will be held on October 20, 2012 starting at Bronson High School. On-site registration begins at 7:30 AM with free co ee and doughnuts. Kickstands up at 10:00 AM. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net. is Law Enforcement escorted ride is approximately 64 miles in length and will travel through scenic Levy County. is ride is free of cost but donations are greatly appreciated. Riders will have another opportunity to support Levy ARC by purchasing a hamburger/hotdog plate at the end of the ride. All proceeds from this event directly support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. T-Shirts will be available the day of the ride.For more information or to help sponsor this event please contact Sean or Beth Mullins at 352/316-3260 or 352/5282222Community Calendar continued from page 2B any injuries or disabilities you may have. OCALAHistoric Home Tour Oct. 7 e Historic Ocala Preservation Society (HOPS) will present their Annual Historic Home Tour featuring the 100th Anniversary of one home with the Tour centered around Bryant Park on Sunday, Oct. 7 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. For ticket info call: 352/351-1861 CITRUS COUNTYBluegrass Concert Sept. 28Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare will be performing their high energy Bluegrass music on Fri. Sept. 28 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. (Hwy 19) in Crystal River. Shannon is originally from Chie” and and Heather from Argo, Alabama and share a love for traditional and contemporary Bluegrass and Country music. e County Clare Band includes: John Boulware on “ ddle/mandolin/vocals, Ron Inscore on mandolin/vocals, Casey Murray on banjo with Heather on bass/vocals and Shannon on guitar and vocals. Suggested donation is $10. For more information visit www.countyclareband.com or www.sttimothylutherancrystalriver.com Holidaze Crafters of Hernando UMC Show Nov. 9-10 e Holidaze Crafters of Hernando United Methodist Church are opening the church to crafters from all over for the annual Holidaze Craft Sale. ere are over 25 exhibitors ready to bring you exciting and unique handmade items, made in the USA! e date is Fri. Nov. 9 and Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the Hernando UMC Women will be selling delicious home-baked goods to raise money for missions. e church is located in Citrus County at 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy (Rt 486) in Hernando, Fla. 34442CHIEFLANDChie and Chamber Ribbon Cutting Sept. 21 e Chie” and Chamber of Commerce will be having a Ribbon Cutting for Bejeweled Custom JewelersŽ announcing their NEW location at 2471 N. Young Blvd in Chie” and (the old Seventh Heaven Spa building) on Fri., Sept. 21st, between 11:50 and 12:00 noon.Motorcycle Ride Chie and to Micanopy Sept. 22 e Lighthouse Word Church Motorcycle Club is having a free motorcycle ride on Sat. Sept. 22nd, beginning at the church 9:00 a.m. e church is located at 2350 NW Hwy. Alt. 27 in Chie” and, Florida. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to come. Please plan to eat lunch in Micanopy.Chie and City Commission Meeting on Sept. 24Planning Board/BACE meeting on urs. Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. e Recreation Committee meets on Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. e Chie” and City Commission meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at City Hall just after the “ nal Budget Hearing. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie” and, 352/493-6711.Nature Coast Relay for Life Meeting Sept. 25 e Nature Coast Relay for Life to be held April 26th, 2013, will be getting underway at 6 p.m. and will last till noon the next day. It will be held at Chie” and Elementary School! Meetings and planning are underway now. Our next committee meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on Tues. Sept. 25th at Haven Hospice in Chie” and. e “ rst TEAM Party will follow immediately at 6:00 p.m. Event Chair: Natasha Allen. Needed Volunteers: Online Fundraising Chair: VACANT ( is person basically updates the local relay page about all the team fundraising projects and events); Mission Education Chair: VACANT ( is person educates participants about how ACS is working to end cancer, about its mission and its programs); Logistics Chair: VACANT ( is person will coordinate arrangements at event site); Activities and Entertainment Chair: VACANT coordinate for activities and entertainment for the meetings and the event, recruit team member to help execute, and provide master schedule of entertainment and activities, coordinate interactive activities to be held throughout the night.Chie and Chamber “Scarecrow City” Oct. 6 e Chie” and Chamber of Commerce is looking for participation from local businesses, families or clubs for their Annual Scarecrow City.Ž is event will be held on Sat., Oct. 6th from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., with the award ceremony to follow. Prizes will be given for the most creative scarecrows. e scarecrows will be on display from Oct. 6th through Nov. 21st. Scarecrows must be picked up on or before this date. Any scarecrows remaining after Nov. 24th will be disposed of. e registration fee for this event is $25.00. If your business, family or club would like to build a scarecrow and have it displayed on the Chie” and Chamber of Commerce property, please contact the Chamber o ce at 352/493-1849 or send email to: chie” andchamber@bellsouth. net to request complete rules and a registration application.FANNING SPRINGSNational Public Lands Day at Fanning Springs State Park Sept. 29 e FDEP Nature Coast State Trail, Fanning Springs State Park and Manatee Springs State Park will host an invasive exotic removal day on the trail as part of National Public Lands Day on Sat. Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will meet at Fanning Springs State Park. 18020 NW Hwy 19, at 8:30 a.m. We ask that you wear long pants, boots, long sleeve shirt and a hat as we will be working with herbicides. We will provide water. For more information, please call the park at 352/493-6072 or 352/463-3420 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. GILCHRIST COUNTYGrace Ministry Freedom Banquet Oct. 25Grace Ministry, your local rehabilitation ministry, will be holding our 2012 Freedom Banquet on urs. Oct. 25 at the Otter Springs Park Spring House Lodge. If you are already familiar with our organization or just want to come and see more about what we do, please join us. Seating is limited so we ask that you request your FREE tickets from the Grace Ministry rift Store (352-463-8700) in Bell next to Akins BBQ. About half of the seats are taken, so if you are planning to attend, request your tickets soon. We will be serving a Low Country Boil starting at 6:00 PM with the program starting at 7:00 PM. We will also have several testimonials from those who have completed our program. ere are many door prizes given away and a silent auction held with many nice items for you to bid on. If you want to stay overnight at Otter Springs you can check out their facilities at www. ottersprings.com (You can also get directions from this website). Kevin and Nina Craven DIXIE COUNTYDixie Music Center to Celebrate 21 Years Oct. 6Dixie Music Center will observe the 21-year milestone of serving the Tri-County area with their annual music festival and celebration on Sat. Oct. 6. is annual event is free and open to the public and draws hundreds of attendees from all over North and Central Florida. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs, or they may sit on the grass under the oaks. Entertainers appearing at this years show include local C&W favorite, Steel Bridge; a return visit by an original Americana/Country act from Hudson, the Donny Simonds Band; classic Southern Bluegrass by the Big Cypress Bluegrass group; the inspirational Gospel group, Homeward Bound; one of the areas newer quartets playing a mix of Classic and Southern Rock, the Steel Rodeo Band; singer/ songwriter, Houston Keene; and host band, Dotti South and the Slackers. Live performances are expected to commence about 9:30 AM, and the event is expected to run until about 5:00 PM. e local U.S. Marine Corps League will be grilling burgers, the Dixie County Historical Society will o er bottled water and surprise treats, and the Dixie County band will have soft drinks and bagged snacks available. All proceeds will bene“ t each groups local e orts. ere will be drawings for prizes donated by the stores suppliers … including an Ibanez electric guitar donated by Hoshino representative, Ben Powell; and a Fender Squier electric guitar donated by Fender Musical Instrument Corporations, Don Gaddy. Other high-value instruments are expected for the drawings as well. Store suppliers Ernie Ball Strings, DAddario & Co, Dean Markley Strings, and Horizon have also contributed. ere is no cost to enter for the prize drawings, but there are conditions … including, must be present to win. Dixie Music Center is located at 26626 S.E 19 Highway in Old Town, FL (across from the weigh station). CROSS CITYDAV Auxiliary Events e Cross City Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is located at 125 SE 165 Ave. (Airport Road) and hosts Bingo every Wed. and Sat at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Hall. Fri. Sept. 21, 22 & 23 Forget Me Not drive in front of the Chie” and Wal-Mart and Winn Dixie. Stop by and get a Forget-Me-Not ” ower in support of all of our Tri-County Disabled Veterans. Sun. Oct. 7 … Fix the Building Bingo will raise money for building maintenance and starts at 1 p.m. Twelve games at continued on page 5B 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

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The Levy County Journal4BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 PeopleŽ 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 Childrens 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 Otter Creek Baptist ChurchBro. Jason Jones, PastorServices ... SundaySunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:00 am WednesdayDinner 5:30 pm Awanas 6:00 pm Worship 7:00 pm171 SW 3rd Street Otter Creek 352-486-2112 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 ObituariesBreeding the Desire to Win Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming e gentle lapping of the waves against our bow seemed to arouse the sleepy dawn. Soon little colorful song birds began to rustle about, calling excitedly from the brush tops along the grassy banks. e cares and hustle of the far o big city seemed to slip e ortlessly from my shoulders. I breathed deeply of the tall pines which etched the magni“ cent shoreline. My thoughts were swaying in harmony with the rhythms of the earth. is was the day that the Lord had made. My soul was at ease. en, without warning, a loud slap echoed across the water. e boat heaved. Get the net!Ž my buddy Derek called, his straining “ shing rod held high. Another bass had attacked his spinner bait. I gritted my teeth and reluctantly tossed the net, then quickly spun back around to make another angry cast. Id been gracious when hed caught the “ rst “ sh, but now, as he reeled in the second, I could only force a smile. ered be no more Mister Nice Guy. Not in my boat. Game on! All that harmony stu is for the birds. Immediately I began to work the trolling motor so I could box Derek out and get to the best holes “ rst. When he got hung up, I kept on “ shing like I didnt notice. When he missed a strike, I threw in on top of him to catch his leftovers. I gave him the full treatment. Derek was no stranger to such tantrums of testosterone. He stepped up to throw a counter punch by chiding, How does it feel to be getting whooped in your own boat?Ž Little mind games wont work on me,Ž I grumbled. My next cast sailed high up into the bushes. I just cant help myself. e drive to win was bred into me. For example, take the day I walked out of the dove “ elds as a kid boasting two more birds than my dad. I was grinning from ear to ear. As we hopped in the truck to leave three birds trailed over the tree line as if on cue. Dad jumped back out and dropped em all. Moms no pushover either. She attempts to memorize the whole scrabble dictionary before I come over to play. ese days there seems to be a lot of passive teaching out there on the subject of winning, and while Ill admit, most of it was probably written because of knuckle heads like me, I still have a hard time believing that having a desire to be victorious and to overcome is a bad thing. I mean, isnt God Himself a champion and a conqueror? ( e LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. Exodus 15:3 NIV) Werent we made in His image? Werent we commanded to subdue and have dominion? It only stands to reason that deep down each of us would have a penchant for winning. Did you know this very nation was birthed out of a “ ght? Yes, one to overcome religious oppression. Our forefathers challenged the unknown seas and the muskets of the red coats in their struggle to forge this great nation they hoped would remain under God. Naturally dark forces have sought to stamp out our freedom at every turn, but God has always raised up brave men and women to conquer the lies, the hatred, and all of evils aggression. eyre still doing it today. Of course, meekness and humility must always play an important role in our lives if we are to properly harness these passions for Gods purposes. Recognizing the real enemy can be a bonus too. (Note to self: Mine is not Derek!) e Lord Jesus not only showed us our enemy, but made a show out of him! (Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15 NKJ) Our real foe is the devil, and his whole crew. As Christians, our job is to enforce Jesus victory on this earth and to spread His Good News until He returns. When He does, I pity the fools who have decided to ride against Him. ats a day the Lord will be packing a sword. See Revelations 19:11-16. But anywayDerek had a ten to nine lead when the dark clouds set in. I o ered the use of my spare rain suit, but he declined. (He mightve been a little irritated with me by then.) As he graciously grabbed a paddle to work us back toward the boat ramp the bottom fell out and the poor fellow got plumb drenched. I dont reckon that made him half as mad as me “ shing the whole way back and catching that last bass at the dock.-Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she eld@butanyway.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.Ž We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand Church CalendarPine Grove Baptist Church Revival with Rick Coram Sept. 16 19Evangelist Rick Coram will be preaching Revival Services at Pine Grove Baptist Church from September 16 … 19 at the church, 16655 NW CR 339, Trenton. Sept. 16: Morning Services 10:30 AM; Evening Services 6: PMSept. 17 … 19: Weeknight Services 7 PM ere will be Special Music Each Night! For more information call: 352/463-2151.Motorcycle Ride Chie and to Micanopy Sept. 22 e Lighthouse Word Church Motorcycle Club is having a free motorcycle ride on Sat. Sept. 22nd, beginning at the church 9:00 a.m. e church is located at 2350 NW Hwy. Alt. 27 in Chie” and, Florida. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to come. Please plan to eat lunch in Micanopy.Parsons Memorial Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 5Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Fri. Oct. 5 from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. at 5850 Riverside Dr. in Yankeetown. For a $6.50 donation you can get a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread,drink and dessert. ere will also be a drawing for a $50.00 money tree. Take out is available 447-2506; for more info call Donna at 352/489-5274.Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Oct. 12 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Oct. 12, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. Oct. 17, 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.Good Shepherd Lutheran Fall Bazaar and Yard Sale Oct. 12 13Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its annual Fall Bazaar and Yard Sale on Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ere will be all kinds of goodies to buy, lots of yard sale items, some crafts and, of course, our bake sale. We will also have hotdogs and chili. So put it on your calendars. We are on US 19 North by the Dakota Winery.continued on page 5B CATHERYN OSTEEN GAUTREAUCatheryn Osteen Gautreau passed away at the home of her daughter Robin Gautreau in Slidell, Louisiana at 6:04 A.M. on Sunday August 26, 2012 at the age of 89. Catheryn was a native and resident of Cedar Key, Florida. She was also a resident at di erent times in her life in both New Orleans and Slidell, Louisiana. In addition to raising four children, Catheryn also worked as a ” orist, a real estate agent, a restaurant owner and operator, a motel owner and operator, and worked in a charter boat “ shing business. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, cooking and “ shing. However, without a doubt, her real passion (like her fathers) was “ shing. She was mentioned in both the Florida Sportsman and the Gulf Coast Fisherman magazines and her photo was shown on the cover of each. Catheryn was preceded in death by her husband Leon Gautreau Sr.; daughter, Joy Gautreau Fradella; parents, John David and Rosa Sanchez Osteen; three brothers: John BudŽ, Cecil and Houston RedŽ Osteen; four sisters: Nadine Osteen, Corine Osteen Miller, Ruby Osteen Clayton and Madge Osteen Johnson. Catheryn is survived by one son, Leon LeeŽ Gautreau and wife Nikki Falcon Gautreau of Baton Rouge, La.; one son-in-law, John Fradella Sr. of Cedar Key; two daughters, Robin Gautreau and friend Joel Ball of Slidell, La. and Gigi Gautreau Beckham and husband Kelly Beckham of Bronson; seven grandchildren: Dawn Gautreau Gann and husband Raymond Gann of Denham Springs, La., Brian Gautreau and wife Margaret Martin Gautreau of Round Rock, Texas, John Fradella Jr. and wife Tanya Bamford Fradella of Cedar Key, Alisha Beckham Smith, Tosha Beckham, Katie Beckham, and Haley Beckham of Bronson; eleven great grandchildren: Brance Gann, Christian ChipperŽ Gann, Jadie Gautreau, Phillip Gann and Avery Gann, Lacey Gautreau, John Fradella III and Taylor Fradella, Chloe Smith and Charlie Smith and Emmy Beckham. e family sincerely thanks everyone who assisted with the care of Catheryn during the “ nal stages of her life. We especially want to express our warmest gratitude to both Joel Ball and Nadine Duryea for their above and beyond special and devoted care of Catheryn during this time. Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Slidell, 4141 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, LA 70458 on September 15 at 11:00 a.m. and also at First Baptist Church of Cedar Key, 717 Second Street, Cedar Key, Florida on September 22 at 10:30 a.m..  ank you, Lord, for a beautiful day.Ž … Catheryn Gautreau.BARBARA ZELLŽ JOANNE ANDREWSBarbara ZellŽ JoAnne (Hellriegel) Andrews of Gainesville and Chie” and, Florida passed away at the age of 57 on September 15, 2012. She was born on February 1, 1955 in Key West to H.H. BudŽ and Barbara (Oliver) Hellriegel. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville. JoAnne was a lover of people and animals. She loved her pets, loved spending time with her family and never met a stranger. JoAnne was a beautiful and gregarious person with a very big heart. She enjoyed beauty dayŽ with family and friends. JoAnne was a ray of sunshine that brightened everybodys day; she was an angel on this earth and she lived her life by the Golden Rule. JoAnne is survived by husband A.D. Andrews of Chie” and; daughters Amy Jennifer Andrews de Miranda (Carlos) and Mary Elizabeth Andrews of Gainesville; her father H.H. BudŽ Hellriegel and mother Barbara Hellriegel; brothers: Steven Hellriegel (Tia), Michael Hellriegel (Gwen) and David Hellriegel (Kathy); sisters, Carol Wilson (Steve) and Kay Toner (Bert); and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Andrews was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Chie” and. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeChie” and.ANTHONY N. RENNA JR.September 25, 1942 … September 11, 2012 Anthony N. Renna Jr. passed away at the age of 69 on September 11, 2012 at his home in Archer. He was born on September 25, 1942 to Anthony Sr. and Catherine Renna in Brooklyn, New York. He has lived in this area for 24 years coming from Long Island, New York. He was a Roman

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The Levy County Journal 5BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@levyjournal.comClassi ed AdsCatholic by faith. He was a machinist and an auto mechanic. He loved auto racing, antique cars and country music. Anthony leaves behind his wife of 44 years; Kathleen; his son, Gregory Renna; and his two grandchildren, Anthony Michael and Alexis Joann. e family received visitors on September 14 and 15 at Knau Funeral in Chie” and. On line condolences can be left at www. knau funeralhome.com Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Chie” and.JOAN DEMURIASNovember 25, 1931 … September 12, 2012 Joan DeMurias of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 80 on September 12, 2012. She was born on November 25, 1931 to Edward and Sophia DeNoyell. Mrs. DeMurias moved to Williston in 1987 from New York. Joan was of the Catholic faith. She worked as a C.N.A. Joan enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening, and playing bingo. Joan is survived by her husband of 46 years, Rodney DeMurias; sons, John DeMurias and Rodney DeMurias; daughters, Sharon Ulmer and Deborah Weaver (Pat); sister, Marilyn Stevens (George); “ ve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home, Williston, Florida.DOSHA V. LIPEMarch 4, 1982 September 12, 2012 Dosha V. Lipe passed away at the age of 30 on September 12, 2012 in Plantation, Florida. She was born on March 4, 1982 to Lawrence Lipe and Sally Ann Hathcox in Charleston, South Carolina. She was of the Baptist faith and belonged to the Rosewood Baptist Church where she attended with her grandmother. She loved to dance, swim, play Nintendo games and go to school. Dosha leaves behind her mom and dad, Sally Ann and Cli ord Hathcox; her brother, Christopher Edward Hathcox; her sisters, Sandra Marie Hathcox and Leah A. Hathcox (Eugene); her grandmother, Viola Carroll and her aunt, Jeannie Beckham (Michael). e family received visitors on September 15, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home in Chie” and. On September 16, 2012 there was a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Sumner o ciated by Rev. Billy Philman. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Chie” and, Fl. On line condolences can be made at www.knau funeralhomes.comPEGGY ANN RUFF QUINCEYOctober 31, 1927 … September 15, 2012 Peggy Ann Ru Quincey of Trenton, Florida, passed away at the age of 84 on September 15, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chie” and. She was born on October 31, 1927 in Flint, Michigan to Van Ru and Zorah Ann Ward Ru Mrs. Quincey was a farm wife who worked hard to help on the farm and raise eight kids. She enjoyed painting, “ shing and a good belly laugh. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and Vacation Bible School. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy. Mrs. Quincey was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde J. Quincey; two sons, Van Ru Quincey and Samuel Bert Quincey; two great-grandsons, Cooper Clynt Whitehurst and Douglas Allen Quincey; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sons: Brother Danny (Barbara) Quincey of Midland City, Alabama, Brother Cli ord (Mary) Quincey of Enterprise, Alabama and Jerry (Pam) Quincey of Trenton; four daughters: Zo Ann (Bud) Johnson of Ocala, Kay (Ronnie) Ward of Alto, Georgia, Cindy (Ricky) Ward of Alto, Georgia and Pam (Jackie) Morrison of Trenton; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 3 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Brother Cli ord Quincey, Brother Danny Quincey, Brother Glynn Webber and Brother Jim Countryman o ciating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home. In lieu of ” owers donations may be made to Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chie” and, FL. 32626 Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 352/463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. watsonfhtrenton.comEDWARD F. WESSELSSeptember 21, 1941 … September 16, 2012 Mr. Edward F. Wessels of Steinhatchee, Florida, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was 70 years of age. Mr. Wessels was born in Galesburg, Illnois on September 21, 1941. He served his country in the United States Air Force as a Vietnam Veteran between 1959 and 1966. He moved to Steinhatchee from St. Augustine in 1996 after retiring from the U. S. Postal Service. He was a former licensed Charter Captain. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Steinhatchee. Mr. Wessels was preceded in death by father Francis Wessels; mother, Evelyn Smith; brothers, Gale and Lawrence Wessels and sister, Cherylen Wessels. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pamela Wessels of Steinhatchee; daughter, Deena (Joseph) Hoover of Middleburg; step-daughter, Lesli (Michael) Upton of Richmond Hill, Georgia; step-son, Charles (Kristen) Frangello of Bourbonnais, Illnois; granddaughters, Sarah and Joei Michelle; grandsons, Mikey and Chuckie; brothers, David (Kathy) Wessels of Jacksonville and Michael Wessels of Perry; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Aaron Turner and Rev. Ron Coward o ciating. In lieu of ” owers the family has requested donations be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32317. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. Obituaries continued from page 4B NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Suwannee River Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 This notice is applicable to the following counties: All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, Putnam A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at: Suwannee River Water Management District 9225 County Road 49 (corner of US 90 and CR 49) Live Oak, FloridaPub.: September 20, 2012 SRWMD Governing Board Adopts Tentative FY 201213 Budget e Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board today adopted a tentative budget of $16.1 million and a proposed millage rate of 0.4143, the same as last year. With property values declining 2 percent, this will save the District taxpayers roughly $280,000. e proposed budget supports the agencys core mission and includes funding for agriculture and local government cost-share programs. It re” ects a signi“ cant increase in focus on water resource and supply planning and monitoring while meeting the needs in the other program areas. e District proposes to set aside $1.5 million for agriculture and $1.5 million for local government cost-share programs for water resource development, conservation, water quality, and natural systems projects. Program highlights include continuation of:€ Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) program € North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership € Data collection, management, monitoring and analysis € Detailed ” oodplain studies. € Aquifer Recharge Feasibility Study € Land management and surplus lands program € Improvements, updates and enhancements to information technology, data management, and internet services to the publicAlso:€ Implementation of an Agricultural Team € Initiation of Santa Fe River Basin Nutrient Reduction and Irrigation Retro“ t programA copy of the proposed budget is posted on the Business and Financial page at www.mysuwanneeriver.com A “ nal public hearing on the budget is set for September 25, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the District o ce located at 9225 County Road 49 in Live Oak.Community Calendar continued from page 3B$50 ea; 4 games at $250 ea. And 4 games at 50/50. Entry package is $40 per person. Nov. 1st thru 3rd … Yard/rummage/bake sale indoors. Looking for donations of useable items. Call Millie at 352/498-3899 for drop o arrangements or drop o any Wed. or Sat. from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 9 will be the date for our FREE Christmas Dinner for ALL veterans and their families. Spread the word. BRANFORDBranford Camera Club Meeting Sept. 20 e Branford Camera Club will meet on urs. Sept. 20, 7: 00 PM at Cuzins Restaurant on US 129 across from Sca s Market in Branford. Come about 5:30 PM to join some of us for dinner before the meeting. Edwin McCook will host our meeting and photo share this month. Steven Schneitman of Dogoodmedia will be our guest for the evening. Steven will present a program on social media and the internet, which should help us use our internet tools much more e ectively. If you still have photographic equipment laying around that needs a new home, bring that with you to the meeting . maybe someone else is looking for that very item! Well end the meeting sharing some of the photos weve taken over the summer. e Branford Camera Club meets on the 3rd ursday 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. Check out our Facebook page, Branford Camera Club. Next meeting will be ursday, October 18. For more information, please contact: Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, 386-7559402; Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, 386-935-2044; Dick Madden, Technical Consultant, 386-935-0296; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, 386-935-9382.SUWANNEE COUNTY Suwannee Chapter of Florida Trail Assoc. Meets 2nd Monday in Live Oak e Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month, Sept. through June, at the Suwannee River Water Management District O ce, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ( e o ce is located on the corner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak.) Monthly meetings provide information on a wide variety of topics pertaining to nature, ecology, wildlife of the area, photography, etc. e public is cordially invited to join us for our monthly meetings as well as hiking/paddling activities throughout the year. Contact Chapter Chair, Sylvia Dunnam, 386/3623256 or by e-mail at: dunnams@windstream. net, for more information on the association or the monthly program. Web site: www.suwannee.” oridatrail. org or www.meetup.com/ Suwannee-FTA for a calendar of activities.

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The Levy County Journal6BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING July 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, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT: NoneALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorVisitor:Wayne Weatherford … Chie” and Area Athletic Association Mr. Weatherford thanked the City Commission and City sta for their support during the state and regional tournaments this year. Sheila Ferrell … Request for 6 Month Extension for Mandatory Water Hookup With Mrs. Ferrell not present Mayor Pomeroy explained she is late on the mandatory water hookup and asks for a 6 month extension which was recommended by the Code Enforcement Board. Mayor Pomeroy said Mrs. Ferrell has already paid some of the costs that were due. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to extend a 6 month extension to pay the balance of $156.60. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.City Manager Grady HartzogGroup Health Insurance Recommendation Mr. Michael Michaelis said the Blue Cross Blue Shield proposal saves the City $27,510.72 for the 2012-2013 plan year. Mr. Michaelis gave a brief summary of the HMO plan 56 bene“ ts. Mr. Hartzog said AVMED issued the City a 27% increase. Commissioner Cason made a motion to accept the 20122013 Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan 56. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Amending Code of Ordinances Appendix A Utility Fees Relating to Multi-Unit AccountsMr. Hartzog said multi-unit accounts are billed one base rate multiplied by the number of units plus the rate per gallons of usage. is water and sewer rate structure for residential and commercial multi-unit accounts has ever been included in the fee schedule Appendix A of the City Code. Mr. Hartzog said a little over 6 years ago, before he was City Manager, in the planning stage of a new apartment complex an administrative agreement was made between the City and apartment complex regarding the billing of water and sewer for the complex. As agreed the 72 unit complex is being charged for only two base rates for water and sewer plus the rate per gallon of water and sewer usage. e City would have been receiving an additional $6,871.20 annually from the water base rate and an additional $16,800 annually from the sewer base rate had the special agreement not been made with the 72 unit apartment complex. Mr. Fugate said language in a couple of places in the Code, not only in Appendix A, but in the utility section should be cleaned up to eliminate future situations like this. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to allow sta to work with the City Attorney to draft language to change the ordinance regarding this issue and prepare a resolution for the rates. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Request to Set Dates for Annual Budget HearingMr. Hartzog asked Commissioners to set dates for the annual budget hearings on September 10, 2012 at 6PM for the tentative hearing and September 24, 2012 at 6PM for the “ nal hearing. Commissioner Cason moved to approve the dates and time for the annual budget hearings. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Set Tentative Millage RateMayor Pomeroy said Commissioners can stay with the current millage rate 4.750 or choose the rollup rate 4.990. He said the rollup rate can be reduced later or they can keep it the same. Mayor Pomeroy said there is a $30,000 di erence in revenue between the two rates. Commissioner Cason said in order to advertise Commissioners can put in the higher rate and then bring it down. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to set the millage rate at 4.750. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Request Permission to Advertise for Professional Services for FY 2012 CDBG NR GrantSta was informed that it would not be allowed to use the same consultant and engineer secured for the ED grant for the upcoming NR grant cycle therefore sta requests permission to advertise for an engineer and grant consultant. Mr. Hartzog said this grant will provide $650,000 for water and sewer improvements for the Hardeetown area and Tommy Usher Community Center area. Vice Mayor Barron asked the cost for the consultant “ rm to administer the grant. Mrs. Copeland said it is up to 8% of the grant. She said the administrator cost is $39,900 for the current ED grant. 8% of the proposed $650,000 grant is roughly $57,000 $58,000. Vice Mayor Barron said the City could keep the $57,000 and the City could administer the grant. Mrs. Copeland said the City could administer the grant internally as long as time sheets are kept and as long as sta was on board that could qualify to do all the paperwork and had the time to devote to do it. Vice Mayor Barron said building and zoning is not doing a whole lot so he could help. Mr. Hammond said he has some big plans and projects that will be started soon but he will help anywhere he can. Mr. Hartzog said it is a lot of money but the City doesnt have the sta to do the work or the quali“ ed personnel to do it. He said Mrs. Copeland is limited on what she can do. Mrs. Copeland said the City can do the work but the City must have the manpower to do it. Commissioner Cason made a motion to authorize City sta to do what is necessary to get started and advertise. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 4-1. Vice Mayor Barron voted against the motion.2011-2012 Budget Adjustment and Re-Advertisement e City has received several grants this year which were unrecognized revenues not shown in the original 2011-2012 annual budget. Sta asks permission to re-advertise the budget to account for the use of the grant funds and any donations or other miscellaneous revenues. Vice Mayor Barron said the $54,000 should be included in the amendment because that was the amount of left over funds from last year that was put in for this year for the new truck purchase. Commissioner Cason made a motion to re-advertise the 20112012 budget for whatever adjustments that need to be made. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0.City Impact Fee DiscussionMr. Hartzog said from the soon to be built Dollar Store the City will receive $4,091 in Transportation impact fees, $2,240 for Fire, $2,275 for Police and $3,192 for the System Development Charge for a total of $11,798.50. Mayor Pomeroy asked if the City of Williston suspended their impact fees. Mr. Fugate replied yes. Commissioner Cason said if the developers are willing to come in the City to build and Mr. Hammond has told them about the impact fees and they are still willing to build the City does not need to by-pass this opportunity. No further action taken.City Hall Sta Assistant I PositionMr. Hartzog announced City Hall Sta Assistant has resigned with a two week notice. After explaining some of the duties the position is responsible for Mr. Hartzog said every year the City receives one consistent “ nding in its annual audit report relating to City Hall Because of a limited number of available personnel, it is not always possible to adequately segregate certain incompatible duties so that no one employee has access to both physical assets and the related accounting records or to all phases of a transaction.Ž Mr. Hartzog said his usual response to the audit “ nding is I continually monitor and review this situation for possible solutions.Ž He said the sta position is part of the puzzle in segregating incompatible duties and he would not be upholding his commitment if this position is eliminated and/or not “ lled. Mayor Pomeroy said there is a freeze on hiring so since building and zoning is so slow he suggested bringing Janelle over to City Hall since she has worked there before and that would save us an extra position. He said when Mr. Hammond is out he can put a sign on the door to go to City Hall and Janelle would be able to help. If there is something he has a back log on Janelle could help a few hours a week. Vice Mayor Barron agreed. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Hartzog to talk to Mr. Hammond about it and report back at the next meeting.Christmas Light Storage BuildingMr. Hartzog said there isnt any money in the budget to purchase a storage building for the Christmas lights. e lights are currently being stored at the city barn under a big shelter covered with canvass in between some City equipment. He said Vice Mayor Barron found a nice 8x20 storage building for $2,100. Vice Mayor Barron said maybe the Christmas lights could be stored in the vacant Industrial Park building. Mr. Hartzog said the intent is to rent the Industrial Park building but the Christmas lights could be stored there until its rented. Commissioner Cason suggested keeping them stored where they are at now and maybe make some arrangements after the holidays.Police Chief Robert DouglasEdward J. Byrne Memorial JAG Program … Levy MultiJurisdictional Drug Task Force Vice Mayor Barron said the City received a payment from the Levy County Sheri s O ce this year for $13,988.18 for 25% of the share and the contract says the money is to be split equally amongst the agencies involved. She read a portion forfeited assets sharing and distributing shall be made in equal portions among the designated participating agenciesŽ. Chief Douglas said back when the original agreement was written there were more than Chie” and and the Levy County Sheri s O ce in the drug task force. Vice Mayor Barron said there was never any one else in it but Chie” and. Mayor Pomeroy said there were others so when they left Chie” ands portion should have increased. Chief Douglas said the Governing Board members include Sheri Smith, the head of the drug task force and himself. Chief Douglas said the Sheri s O ce has “ ve people in the task force and Chie” and has one and the Sheri s O ce provides the Chie” and o cer with a car, gas, an o ce and computer so the Sheri s o ce has a lot more costs than Chie” and does. Commissioner Hudson asked how many arrests were made in the Chie” and area. Chief Douglas said 258. Chief Douglas said when he started seven years ago there were streets in town that people did not drive down. At that time the drug task force made 28 arrests in the “ rst 30 days and 36 arrests six months later. He said if we are in the drug task force for the money we are in it for the wrong reason. He said he is in it for the quality of life what people in this City enjoy. Chief Douglas said a few of the bene“ ts received from being in the drug task force is a con“ scated truck at the City Barn, a crown victoria used for a spare and equitable sharing. Future revenues still pending are $12,000 in currency, $76,000 in currency, 5 aircraft, 2 properties estimated valued at $1,200,000, total now pending $1,288,000. He said it is good business with the shape the City is in. Mayor Pomeroy said he would like to pull out of the drug task force and as soon as a police o cer leaves one o cer position should be deleted. When the City entered in the drug task force the City didnt have any dogs and now the City has two dogs. Chief Douglas said that would be a mistake. Mayor Pomeroy said the agreement says the City receives an equal share. Chief Douglas a new agreement will be negotiated in December and then that can discussed. Mayor Pomeroy said it should be an equal portion. Commissioner Hudson said that cant be done when the Sheri s o ce has “ ve people in it. Mayor Pomeroy said if the Commissioners are “ ne with 25% the agreement should say 25%. Vice Mayor Barron said Commissioners do not have all the information yet of what was brought in for the six years in the task force. She said Commissioners were told the City was to get about 50% because it was split up on how many agencies were in the drug task force and Chie” and was the only one agreed to get in it. Commissioners were told the proceeds would pay for our o cers salary and it hasnt in one year. She said the agreement entered in to is not what is shown in money. Chief Douglas said the drug task force depends on the court system and DEA to disperse the money. Commissioner Hudson said if Commissioners pull out of the drug task force it will be a mistake for the City of Chie” and. After further discussion, Mayor Pomeroy said he would like clari“ cation on this issue because the City is getting checks for less than its equal share. Chief Douglas said he will discuss it with Sheri Smith. Vice Mayor Barron questioned the amount of overtime for the drug task force o cer. Chief Douglas said 79% of the overtime has been and will be reimbursed by the US Marshalls. Vice Mayor Barron told Chief Douglas he is the Citys representative so he should make sure the City receives its fair share.Fire Chief James HarrisChief Harris and “ re“ ghters Colby Perryman and Ben Lowe explained Fowlers Blu calls saying Fowlers Blu has ran 36 calls since October 1, 2011 of which Chie” and has made 13 or 36% of their calls. Vice Mayor said the Fire Department has asked the county to look at this. Mayor Pomeroy said Chie” and is responding under the umbrella of Levy County having a mutual aid agreement. Vice Mayor Barron said mutual aid is when we get something back but we are not getting anything back from Fowlers Blu unlike Fanning Springs, they help us we help them. Chief Harris said it is costing the city residents money for the “ re department to go out there to take care of Fowlers Blu business. e county Commission has instructed Mr. Knowles to sign a contract with Fowlers Blu which has been done and he has no plan to cover the area other than using Chie” and. Chief Harris said the issue is not money its when Chie” and responds to Fowlers Blu that leaves Chie” and open. Chief Harris suggested writing a letter to the county to ask for a change. Vice Mayor Barron said if Chie” and makes the calls let Chie” and have the funds for that district or split it with Cedar Key so that will allow us some funds to put an extra man on so one is here when our man is in Fowlers Blu Vice Mayor Barron said “ re representatives will meet with Mr. Knowles on August 9th for their monthly meeting. She said she requested a workshop at the last County Commission meeting. Mr. Fugate said at the last meeting the County Commission adopted a preliminary resolution which will give them the ability to raise the “ re assessment rate up to $110 in the county. e assessments are not assessed within municipalities unless the municipality “ re department merges with the county “ re department. Mr. Fugate said he made a request for a workshop meeting on behalf of County Commissioner Ryan Bell who had previously had a meeting in Chie” and with the “ re chief and others where he thought it to be a good idea to have a workshop. Mr. Fugate said he was immediately shut down when he made that request. He said the citizens of Levy County need to understand what the plan is in the future for Levy County Fire and the e ects of the mergers. Mr. Fugate said the county has approved a merger with Yankeetown and the Fire Director has talked with the Town of Bronson and Town of Inglis. Vice Mayor Barron said she would like a letter from the City Commission in support of having a workshop. Mr. Fugate said Cedar Key has authorized the mayor to sign a letter to the county for a workshop. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion for the Commission to allow the mayor to sign a letter to the County Commission supporting the scheduling of a workshop between the County Commission, public safety director and in conjunction with other county municipalities. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.City Attorney Norm D. FugateNo reports.Old BusinessNoneCorrespondenceMr. Hartzog read a memorandum from Governor Rick Scott pursuant to the Presidents proclamation relating to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado to lower ” ags to half-sta of all local and state government buildings beginning July 23rd through July 25th .Centennial CelebrationCity employees are holding their spaghetti dinner and pie and cake auction on July 27th at the Chie” and Elementary School. Mr. Hartzog asked the Commission for their thoughts regarding the centennial. He said employees and volunteers do not want to continue to plan if there is no support from the Commission. Mr. Hammond said the total cost is estimated at $50,000 and the working group is looking to raise all the money from fund raisers and supporters. Mr. Luther Drummond has pledged $10,000. Mr. Hammond explained several planned fund raisers. Mayor Pomeroy said if the working group feels comfortable raising the money he feels comfortable with it. Commissioner Cason agreed.Commissioners New BusinessNonePublic CommentNoneApproval of Workshop, Regular and Budget Meeting Minutes … July 9, 2012Vice Mayor Barron noted one addition to the second paragraph on page 24 that Cedar Key will reimburse the City if they get reimbursed from FEMA. Mr. Hartzog agreed. Commissioner Cason made the motion to adopt the July 9, 2012 meeting minutes with Vice Mayor Barrons change. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion approved 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk

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The Levy County Journal 7BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND BUDGET MEETING July 23, 2012 e Chie” and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 8:35 P.M.MEMBERS PRESENT:Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT:NoneALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorCity Manager Grady Hartzog Review of Proposed General Fund BudgetMayor Pomeroy said when he met with city accountant Robert Beauchamp and Mr. Hartzog last week Mr. Beauchamp said the September 31, 2011 audit report showed $602,000 cash reserves and in the course of less than a year the City has spent $145,000 of the cash reserves. ree more years of spending like this past year the City will be broke. Mayor Pomeroy said Mr. Beauchamp suggested when money is loaned out of cash reserves there needs to be a line item showing it. He said the “ re department is in the same situation. Vice Mayor Barron said it is revenue timing. Mayor Pomeroy agreed but said some of it is spending. Mr. Hartzog followed up saying approximately 2 months ago the utility fund borrowed $25,000 from general fund to pay payroll and this will be paid back by the end of the “ scal year. He said the county pays the Fire Department a quarter behind and they owe $50,000 now and the other $50,000 will be received in December. So there is $100,000 to come in from the county and $25,000 to be paid from the utility fund. Mr. Hartzog said with the 4.750 millage rate the budget is balanced and shows a contingency balance of $157,338.02. e main change in this budget is the Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance and the decrease of $13,061 in Communications Service Tax.Commissioners discussed each General Fund department budget:511Legislative … No change made 513Finance & Administration … No change made515Comp Planning BoardMayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Hammond if the City Commission can act as the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Mr. Hammond replied yes. Mr. Hammond said City Code calls for the meetings to be held on the second ursday of each month but it can be changed. Vice Mayor Barron asked that the Planning Board meetings be changed to the same day as the Commission meeting. 515-133 Delete $7,500 515.300 Reduce to $2,000519General GovernmentVice Mayor Barron suggested looking at purchasing a used inmate van instead of a new van. She said Terence Reed said the van was not is good shape. Commissioners agreed to look for a used one. 519-140 Vice Mayor Barron asked that future overtime payments be reduced by compensating employees with time o 519-315 Reduce to $1,500 519-430 Reduce to $8,500 519-462 Reduce to $1,000520Code EnforcementMr. Hammond said he will still need to use Janelle some. Commissioners agreed to maintain the Sta Assistant salary in Finance Administration and keep $2,400 in Code Enforcement for when Janelle works with Mr. Hammond. 520-120 Reduce to $2,400521Police DepartmentChief Douglas said the vehicle purchases in his department need to be deleted with the 4.750 millage rate approval. 521-717 Delete $13,855 521.725 Delete $1,551 Commissioners Hudson, Cason and Buie voiced support to remain in the drug task force. Mayor Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Barron voice their opposition with the task force. Vice Mayor Barron questioned the Police Department gas and oil line item. Chief Douglas said three o cers, Graves, Poppell and J. Douglas, drive over 10 miles so they pay $.20 per mile over 10 miles. Tremblay lives less than 1 mile, Hutson lives 3 miles, Macy is 0 miles, Horne is 4 miles, Hinote is 5 miles, Roane is 0 miles, Bolton drives Sheri s vehicle/gas and Chief has a contract. Chief Douglas said this arrangement was implement recently.524Protective InspectionsVice Mayor Barron said there is not a whole lot going on in building and zoning so the City is not receiving as much revenue as anticipated. Mr. Hammond said in the last three or four weeks he has received a lot of calls about proposed projects. She suggested cutting Mr. Hammonds hours if business doesnt pick up. Mr. Hammond said with Janelle gone he will be busy. 539Physical Environment … No change made 541Streets … No change made572RecreationVice Mayor Barron said initially the Christmas lights loan included $5,000 for a storage building. Mrs. Copeland said the only amount borrowed was for the lights. Mayor Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Barron questioned the amount in Repair and Maintenance 572-460 and asked Mrs. Copeland to check on it and report back at the next meeting. 572-300 Reduce to $2,500 573Usher Center 573-140 Reduce to $5,000 Total reduction in General Fund $48,265.97.Commissioners discussed the Utility Fund department budgets: 533Water DepartmentMayor Pomeroy said a line item for the loan from General Fund should be added. Mrs. Copeland said the loan will be paid o in the current “ scal year 2011-2012 budget and it will be included in the 2011-2012 budget amendment. Mayor Pomeroy said the water line extension to the well“ eld site has been completely halted. Mr. Hartzog said once the line was extended this year and Commissioners allowed the free meters it put the amount over $20,000. Mayor Pomeroy asked that an estimate to extend the water line to the well“ eld site be obtained from Mills Engineering. 533-640 Delete $26,000535 Sewer DepartmentMr. Randy Wilkerson stated $29,500 in capital outlay is for a new truck to replace the 1995 truck and for extending the sewer plant shed. Vice Mayor Barron suggested purchasing a used vehicle. 535-640 Reduce to $24,500 Total reduction in Utility Fund $31,000.Commissioners discussed the Fire Department budget: 522 Fire DepartmentVice Mayor Barron said Chief Harris will cut about $7,500 o of the Citys contribution and bring it back the reduction to the next meeting. Mayor Pomeroy said the Fire Department owes $74,000 to General Fund from the loan of $47,000 for the new truck and $27,000 for the pay o of the older truck. Vice Mayor Barron said the department hoped to have enough overage in the budget to pay that back. Vice Mayor Barron suggests the “ re department could continue to pledge $20,000 when the emergency service complex is paid o in 2014 or some other arrangement could be made to pay the loan o Chief Harris said his plan this year is to hire another “ re“ ghter due to the call load. Commissioner Buie asked what the overtime pay is for the two current “ re“ ghters. Chief Harris explained the shift hours and that the department must meet wage and hour laws.405-572 Industrial ParkMr. Hartzog said Mr. Beauchamp wants the Christmas light loan included as a line item. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:10 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING August 13, 2012 e Chie” and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:10 P.M.MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT:NoneALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorVisitors: Lisa Brasher and Russell Wells … Levy County Public Library SystemMr. Wells thanked Commissioners for providing a place for the library. He explained the library programs available for citizens. Mr. Je Hardison voiced his support for the library system. Mayor Pomeroy read a few of the library citizen comment post cards received by the City. Mrs. Brasher explained the various ways the library supports Chie” and citizens.City Manager Grady Hartzog Renewal of the Levy County Public Library System Interlocal AgreementMr. Hartzog said the interlocal agreement is identical to the last approved agreement accept for the e ective date which has been changed to automatically renew unless a 60 day notice prior to the expiration is given or terminated by mutual agreement. He said renewal of the agreement was overlooked by the library system last year therefore this renewal will pick up where the 2010-2011 agreement ended making October 1, 2011 the e ective date with the automatic renewal. e Citys “ scal impact is the same as last year, maintenance, repairs, utilities, cleaning, trash removal and pest control. Commissioner Cason made a motion to renew the interlocal agreement with the library e ective October 1, 2011. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Ordinance Number 12-03 Amending Utility Code Relating to Multi-Unit Facilities … First ReadingMr. Hartzog said the draft ordinance clari“ es how multiunit facilities will be serviced with City utilities and the proper billing procedures for these facilities. Mr. Fugate said the de“ nition of master meter will be underlined for the “ nal version because it is all new language. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve Ordinance Number 12-03 amending the City utility code as it relates to multi-unit facilities. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Chie” and and Florida Police Benevolent AssociationMr. Hartzog said the “ rst negotiation session with PBA sta representative Jack Soule was held on July 3, 2012 and at the end of the session Mr. Soule stated he would discuss the Citys position with the City union liaison o cer. Mr. Soule submitted the Memorandum of Agreement on July 30, 2012 that stipulates that there shall be no salary increase for union members for “ scal year 2012-2013 however if funds are available to provide a salary increase and/or one-time bonus to City employees all bargaining unit members shall receive the same salary amount. Mr. Hartzog said a closed strategy session is not necessary if Commissioners are comfortable discussing the agreement now in a regular open meeting. If a closed session is needed it can be scheduled prior to the August 27, 2012 regular meeting. Mayor Pomeroy said it sounds like the PBA is being fair. Commissioner Cason said he is satis“ ed with it. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Chie” and and the North Central Florida Police Benevolent Association for the 2012-2013 “ scal year. Commissioner Cason seconded. Mr. Fugate asked Mrs. Ellzey if she compared the agreement to the union contract. Mrs. Ellzey said she did not see any di erences. Mr. Fugate recommended the agreement say percentage of salary increase. Vice Mayor Barron amended her motion to insert percentage on the “ fth line from the bottom between the words same and salary. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Florida League of Cities/Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Renewal 2012-2013Mr. Hartzog said the Florida League of Cities/Florida Municipal Insurance Trust presented the City with a 9.75% increase this year for its liability, automobile, property and worker compensation insurance. e auto and general liability decreased slightly, the property premium increased a little due to adding coverage for the four generators donated by the Division of Forestry and other adjustments. Injuries in the police department increased the Citys experience modi“ cation by 25 points which attributed to the increase in the workers compensation premium. Since the City has an existing relationship with VFIS sta asked the company for a proposal for the “ re department liability, automobile and property insurance and asked the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust to submit a proposal with and without this “ re department coverage. e VFIS proposal was a little over $3,000 more than the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust. e City will receive a return of premium totaling $9,856 from the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust from the 20102011 fund year upon renewal. Mr. Hartzog explained some of the bene“ ts o ered by the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust. Commissioner Hudson said this is a pretty good increase. Vice Mayor Barron said the experience modi“ cation went up for workers compensation due to claims. Mr. Hartzog said plus the “ ve generators were added for coverage. Mrs. Copeland said the experience modi“ er last year was .97. Mr. Fugate asked if the workers compensation premium would be the same with any company. Mrs. Copeland replied yes. Mr. Hartzog said the return of premium is a big boost that the City wouldnt receive from any other company. Mayor Pomeroy recommended staying with the Florida League of Cities. Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve the renewal submitted by the Florida League of Cities/FMIT for the 20122013 “ scal year. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Mayor Pomeroy suggested if Commissioners want to revisit this next year the Commission can make that decision now. Commissioner Hudson questioned how long it takes to clear the worker compensation claims. Mrs. Copeland said a couple of years. Motion passed 4-1. Commissioner Hudson voted against the motion.Approval of Acceptance of Easement for ED Grant ProjectMr. Hartzog said sta requests the Commission accept the granting of the required 50x50 public utility easement by Ameris Health Systems LLC which will be required to site the lift station for the Tri County Hospital project during the upcoming 2012 ED grant. Ameris has signed the required letter and provided the site map designating the easement which will be recorded with the Levy County Clerks o ce. e easement must be recorded prior to the application submittal or the City will have to go through the formal CDBG acquisition process paying for an appraisal of the property then make a formal o er to purchase the property. Mr. Fugate asked if the standard City easement form will be used. Mrs. Copeland replied yes. Mr. Fugate said he will look at the title for necessary signers. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the easement to be handled by Mr. Fugate for the ED grant. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Commissioner Buie asked if the easement is only for utility purposes. Mayor Pomeroy replied yes the easement will allow the City in conjunction with the grant to put in a lift station. Motion passed 5-0.Request to Set Fee for Large Plan CopyingMr. Hartzog said the building department is now capable of making large 24x30Ž prints for contractors and individuals who have site plans or blue prints they need copied. Sta requests Commissioners approve charging $15 per page for black and white single sheet copies, $25 per page for full color single sheet copies and $100 for a full set of plans. Commissioner Cason made a motion to adopt the charges for large plan copies. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Roll Up Door Replacement for Industrial Park Building 4Mr. Hartzog said the roll up doors for Industrial Park Building 4 occupied by Coarsey Fiberglass need to be replaced. Two written estimates were obtained and sta recommends approval of the Overhead Door Company of Gainesville estimate for $2,700. Commissioner Cason noted a di erence in the door size between the two estimates. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve replacing the roll up doors at building number 4 and purchase the doors from Overhead Door Company for $2,700. Commissioner Cason seconded. Mayor Pomeroy asked that the parts from the old doors be salvaged if possible. Mr. Fugate questioned if net payment in 30 days is after installation. Mr. Hartzog replied. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Hartzog to bring it back to the Commission if the “ nal installation cost is more than the approved $2,700. Mr. Fugate questioned the warranty. Mr. Hartzog said the standard warrant is one year and he will get it in writing. Motion passed 5-0.Sta Assistant UpdateMr. Hartzog said building and zoning sta assistant Janelle Lundy has transferred to City Hall to “ ll the vacant sta assistant position. e transition caused some computer software problems with Mr. Hammonds computer but those are being worked out. A sign is posted on the front door of building and zoning directing customers to City Hall when Mr. Hammond is not in the o ce.Police Chief Robert Douglas Police Activity UpdateChief Douglas gave an update on recent police activity.Fire Chief James HarrisNo reports.City Attorney Norm D. Fugate Contract for Legal ServicesMr. Fugate said he does not propose an increase in his fees but he does propose another line item in subsection B for his son Blake since he is now on board with the “ rm. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the contract for legal services with Mr. Fugate for the 2012-2013 “ scal year. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 50.Old BusinessNoneCommissioners New BusinessCommissioner Buie said the senior citizen center continues to question when the property across the street from the center will be cleaned up. Mr. Hartzog said the case will go before the Board of Adjustment soon. Commissioner Hudson asked when the Planning Board will be done away with. Mrs. Ellzey said October 1, 2012 and letters continued on page 11B

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The Levy County Journal8BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION CDBG 1ST PUBLIC HEARING August 13, 2012 e Chie” and City Commission met in Special Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 5:45 P.M.MEMBERS PRESENT:Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT:Rollin Hudson, CommissionerALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator Mr. Hartzog said the City of Chie” and will be applying for a Community Development Block Grant for the FFY 2012 cycle in the Neighborhood Revitalization category. e project areas have been mapped for approval from the CATF board and the City Commission. e grant applied for will be $650,000 for water and wastewater projects. Mrs. Copeland said one designated project area is for new sewer lines in the subdivision behind the Tommy Usher Community Center and the other new sewer project is in the Hart Brothers subdivision by Chie” and Elementary School. She said the project will also replace or repair old water lines and old clay sewer lines. Commissioners discussed the projects. Mayor Pomeroy asked for citizen comments, no comments were heard. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to allow sta to submit the grant application and give the Mayor and City Manager authority to sign all required grant documents on behalf of the City. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 4-0. e meeting adjourned at 6:03 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk e Chie” and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 7:15 P.M.MEMBERS PRESENT:Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT:NoneALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorCity Manager Grady Hartzog Review of Proposed General Fund BudgetMr. Hartzog said all the changes requested by the Commission at the last meeting were made. e General Fund budget is balanced using the 4.7500 millage and shows a contingency balance of $201,617.36. Contingency is made up only of estimated revenues from ad valorem taxes, fees and charges no money has been moved forward from the cash reserves as in years past. Mr. Hartzog gave an update on the balanced General Fund budgets. Total change from the last meeting is $36,524.60. After some discussion, City Commissioners made no changes to the General Fund budget.Review of Proposed Utility BudgetsMr. Hartzog said Mr. Mills will have to spend some time to determine the cost of running the water line to the wellhead property. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Hartzog to get a ballpark “ gure for just running the water line to the wellhead property. Vice Mayor Barron asked Mr. Hartzog to look up the deadline date on the permit to get the well on line. Mrs. Copeland said from the last meeting the utility budget was reduced $41,237.30.533Water DepartmentNo changes were made.535 Sewer Department535-528 Reduce to $6,200 535-310 Reduce to $500Review of Proposed Fire Department BudgetVice Mayor Barron said the department took out the $7,592.94 out of the budget. She said funds for “ re protection for the unincorporated area in Otter Creek are being cut by the county. Chief Harris said Otter Creek will not have the money to pay the other contract for “ re protection in the municipal boundaries. Chief Harris said with the department budget being cut his department will not be able to make the calls. Vice Mayor Barron said the part time budget will have to be adjusted. She said is very disappointed because the City has worked hard increasing its level of service in this area. Chief Harris said the department will not be able to meet the 2-in-2out regulation. Vice Mayor Barron said she has a meeting this week with the county Public Safety Director David Knowles. Mayor Pomeroy questioned the departments plan for the $33,500 reduction. Vice Mayor Barron said they will have to reduce the part time sta After further discussion, Commissioners agreed to not work on the “ re department budget until after the Vice Mayors meets with Mr. Knowles. Commissioners agreed to hold a budget meeting after the next regular Commission meeting on August 27, 2012. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND BUDGET MEETING August 13, 2012 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING August 27, 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, CommissionerMEMBERS ABSENT:NoneALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorVisitor: Rebecca Mack, Chie” and Womans Club … Request for Waiver of User Fees for Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner at the Tommy Usher Community CenterMr. Hartzog said Mrs. Mack (not present) requests a waiver for the fees to use the Tommy Usher Community Center for the Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to donate back the fee for renting the Tommy Usher Community Center for the Chie” and Womans Club. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 4-0. (Commissioner Hudson not present)City Manager Grady Hartzog Ordinance Number 12-03 Amending Utility Code Relating Multi-Unit Facilities … Second and Final ReadingMr. Hartzog said the only change to the ordinance from the “ rst reading is the underlining of the Master Meter de“ nition on page two of the ordinance. He said amending the City utility code relating to multi-unit facilities will ensure consistent utility service and billing for services rendered. Commissioner Cason made a motion to pass Ordinance Number 12-07 amending the City utility code as it relates to multi-unit facilities. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 4-0.Selection of CDBG NR Grant Consulting FirmMr. Hartzog said four “ rms submitted proposals in both the grant application and administration categories. ese proposals were ranked and of the four “ rms Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole/David H. Melvin received the highest cumulative score. Sta recommends awarding the bid to the highest ranked “ rm. e base price of $33,000 for the grant application and administration services combined was given however this price was based on awarding the bid by August 27, 2012. If the City does not award by this time the “ rm would have to hire additional sta to perform the household surveys which would cost another $2,000 bringing the total grant consultant fee to $35,000. is is still the lowest overall price and is lower than the next highest ranked “ rm Fred Fox Enterprises. e cost of these services will be paid by the grant once it is awarded. Mayor Pomeroy asked if the City has worked with Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole/David H. Melvin before. Mrs. Copeland replied yes. Vice Mayor Barron asked if the City is on the hook for the $2,000 if the City does not get the grant. Mrs. Copeland replied no. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to accept the ranking as submitted and authorize the City Manager and sta to begin working with the company on the NR grant to prepare it for submittal for the 2012 grant cycle and set the second public hearing date for September 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM and once the City is formally noti“ ed it has been awarded the 2012 NR grant the negotiated consultant contract will be brought back to the City Commission for “ nal review and approval. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Selection of CDBG 2012 NR Grant Engineering FirmMr. Hartzog said four “ rms submitted proposals and these proposals were ranked by sta Of the four “ rms ranked Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole/David H. Melvin Engineering received the highest cumulative score. Since the City is unable to request a price up front during the RFQ process, the price will be negotiated by the City Manager after “ nal award of the grant contract. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to accept the ranking as submitted and allow the top three “ rms to be placed on a short list and authorize the City Manager to begin the negotiations with the top ranked “ rm of Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole/ David H. Melvin Engineering once the City has been noti“ ed it has been awarded the 2012 NR grant and should for any reason the City Manager be unable to come to an agreement with the top ranked “ rm authorize him to drop to the second ranked “ rm on the short list until he is able to obtain an agreement and develop a contract for services which will be brought back to the Commission for “ nal review and approval. Commissioner Cason seconded. Commissioner Hudson questioned the point system. Mrs. Copeland explained the ranking questions and process. Commissioner Hudson asked Mr. Fugate about the legality of the City choosing a local “ rm that is ranked low. Mr. Fugate said when local preference was added to the purchasing policy an exception was carved out for CDBG and under these type of grants there is no room for local preference. Mr. Hartzog said he talked with Mr. Mills who is still the Citys engineer of record. Commissioner Hudson said the top “ rm was 399 and Mills Engineering was 393 and the next was 371. Commissioner Cason said Mr. Mills is the second one on the list if negotiations fail with the top “ rm. Motion passed 5-0. Vice Mayor Barron said part of the area where the water and sewer lines will be replaced is the same area sidewalks will be put in. Mr. Hartzog said there shouldnt be a con” ict the Citys main line will be away from the sidewalk.Request to Surplus EquipmentMr. Hartzog asked to surplus a 1993 Ford Truck Vin #8860 that was not included on the last surplus request list approved by the City Commission in June 2012. Vice Mayor Barron asked if this is the same truck that was going to be replaced. Mr. Hartzog replied no. Mr. Hartzog recommended scraping the truck instead of taking it to auction. Commissioner Cason made a motion to scrap the truck. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0.ResignationsMr. Hartzog said the Citys mechanic resigned and so did the inmate supervisor. Mr. Hartzog said based on keeping the Citys insurance on a large group scale he requests permission to replace the two positions. Mayor Pomeroy said these are two positions that are needed. Mr. Hartzog said the total number of employees on the insurance census is 51, if the City falls below 50 it will cost a lot of money. Commissioner Cason moved to authorize to hire and replace the two positions. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Inmate VanMr. Hartzog said Terence Reed found a 2008 12 passenger van with 65,000 miles for $10,500. Vice Mayor Barron said she is ok with the purchase because the City is saving money not buying a new one. Mr. Hartzog said the van will be paid out of the Industrial Park fund and $5,000 will be paid back this year and $5,000 next year. Commissioner Hudson made a motion to allow the City Manager to purchase the van from Terence Reed for $10,500. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Police Chief Robert DouglasPolice Activity Update Chief Douglas gave an update on recent police activity.Drug Task ForceVice Mayor Barron said information was previously brought up about the Drug Task Force and the percentage the City receives she asked Chief Douglas if he has talked with Sheri Smith. Chief Douglas said he called to make an appointment with the Sheri but he hasnt been able to get with him but will next week.Fire Chief James HarrisNo reports.City Attorney Norm D. FugateNo reports.Old BusinessNoneCommissioners New BusinessCommissioner Cason thanked Mr. Hartzog for trimming the palm tree. Mayor Pomeroy read a letter from the Levy County School Foundation.Public CommentDr. Keith Richeson said he wrote an article in the editorial about signs. He asked if there is an ordinance against signs on public property and right-a-way. Mayor Pomeroy replied yes. He asked if the sign ordinance is enforced. Mayor Pomeroy said basically its not enforced. Commissioner Hudson said he called the City Manager about a sign stuck on a City parking lot sign and he immediately removed it. Mayor Pomeroy said its di cult to do with signs in the road ditches. Dr. Richeson said the signs are a tra c hazard. He said if there is an ordinance he wished it could be enforced. Commissioner Hudson said the City only has jurisdiction on City streets. Mr. Fugate said the City can have dual jurisdiction over the streets in the City. It is de“ nitely against the law to put a sign on DOT property and when they get around to picking them up they do but it doesnt prohibit the City from regulating that also. Dr. Richeson said if the Commission would be vocal enough to say if the signs are put on City property the candidates will be subject to “ nes. Vice Mayor Barron noted some campaign signs still remain at precinct 13. Mayor Pomeroy said the City will pick up signs on City property. Mrs. Ellzey said she will contact the Supervisor of Elections about the precinct 13 signs.CorrespondenceNoneApproval of CDBG Public Hearing, Regular Meeting and Budget Meeting Minutes … August 13, 2012Vice Mayor Barron made the motion to approve the CDBG public hearing, regular meeting and budget meeting minutes. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion approved 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:46 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk e Chie” and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:48 P.M.MEMBERS PRESENT:Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: NoneALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorCity Manager Grady Hartzog Review of Proposed Fire Fund BudgetVice Mayor Barron said she has a meeting with Chief Knowles tomorrow so no changes have been made to the “ re budget.Mrs. Copeland reminded Commissioners sta will be readvertising the current budget next month. Vice Mayor Barron said she can make adjustments to the “ re budget by the next meeting. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND BUDGET MEETING August 27, 2012

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The Levy County Journal 9BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2011 CA 1398 FARM CREDIT OF FLORIDA, ACA, AS AGENT/ NOMINEE FOR FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FARM CREDIT OF NORTH FLORIDA, ACA, AS AGENT/NOMINEE FOR FARM CREDIT OF NORTH FLORIDA, FLCA PLAINTIFF, VS. JANET S. CECCARELLI DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-001398, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein FARM CREDIT OF FLORIDA, ACA, AS AGENT/ NOMINEE FOR FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FARM CREDIT OF NORTH FLORIDA, ACA, AS AGENT/NOMINEE FOR FARM CREDIT OF NORTH FLORIDA, FLCA, is the PLAINTIFF, and JANET S. CECCARELLI is the DEFENDANT. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE in LEVY County, 335 S. COURT STREET, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621, at 11:00 A.M. on October 8, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A parcel of land lying in Section 12, Township 16 South, Range 16 East, Levy County, Florida; being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a con crete monument at the Northeast corner of said Section 12, and run S 0039’33” W, along the East line of said Section 664.26 feet to the North line of the S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of said Section; thence S 8955’20” W, along said North line, 317.83 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469” on the West right of way line of US Highway No. 19 98 and the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence continue S 8955’20” W, along said North line, 2326.56 feet to an iron pipe at the Northwest corner of said S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4; thence S 0019’23” W, along the West line of said S 1/2, a distance of 665.62 feet to an iron rod marked “PLS 1829” at the Northeast corner of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 12; thence S 8953’30” W, 1320.25 feet to a concrete monu ment at the Northwest corner of said SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; thence S 0009’19” W, along the West line of said SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, a distance of 1488.61 feet; thence N 6229’14” E, 1689.70 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469”; thence N 6609’48” E, 990.33 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469”; thence N 6634’19” E, 1371.01 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469” on the said West right of way line of US Highway No. 19-98; thence N 0102’07” W, along said West right of way line, 404.05 feet to the Point of Beginning. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH an easement for ingress, egress and public utilities lying 30 feet each side of the following described centerline; Commence at a concrete monument at the Northeast corner of said Section 12, and run S 0039’33” W, along the East line of said Section, 664.26 feet to the North line of the S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of said Section; thence S 8955’20” W, along said North line, 317.83 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469” on the West right of way line of US Highway No. 19-98; thence S 01 02’07” E, along said West right of way line, 404.05 feet to an iron rod Marked “PSM 5469” and the Point of Beginning of the herein described centerline; thence S 6634’19” W, 1371.01 feet to an iron rod marked “PSM 5469”; thence S 6609’48” W, 1040 feet to the Point of Termination (the “Property”). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COUNTY CIVIL NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT THE FOREGOING ADDRESS OR CALL 352-486-5277; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-9558771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-9558770. Dated: September 4, 2012 (Court Seal) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012. -------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000738 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. RALPH J. MATTICE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 11, 2012 and entered in Case No. 38-2010-CA000738 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP1, is the Plaintiff and RALPH J. MATTICE; BRIAN A. MATTICE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURT HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of November, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, WEBSTER JOHNSON SUBDIVISION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 539.77 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE GREES 41 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, A DIS TANCE OF 791.47 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.10 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 730.34 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DE GREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DIS TANCE OF 193.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING; THENCE FROM THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CON TINUE SOUTH 88 DE GREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, A DIS TANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 04 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 120.64 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 04 DE GREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DIS TANCE OF 120.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING. AND LOT 13-A, WEBSTER JOHNSON SUBDIVISION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF SUBMERGED LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30, BEING A PART OF THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WEBSTER L. JOHNSON AND WIFE BY CEDAR KEY PROPER TIES, INC., IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 8, PAGE 382: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 539.77 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE GREES 41 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, A DIS TANCE OF 791.47 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.10 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 730.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 88 DE GREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, 193.08 FEET TO THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF LOT 13 IN WEBSTER JOHNSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN DEED TO EDWARD B HILL AND WIFE RE CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 36, PAGE 154; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, 120.64 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, 184.36 FEET TO A POINT IN THE WEST LINE OF THAT PROPERTY CON VEYED TO WEBSTER L. JOHNSON AND WIFE BY CEDAR KEY PROPER TIES, INC., IN DEED RE CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 8, PAGE 382; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PROPERTY LINE, 120.05 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. A/K/A 16491 SW SHELLCREST AVENUE, CEDAR KEY, FL 32625 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 12, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk1 Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 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, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: Sept. 20, 27, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000307 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, Florida 32256, Plaintiff, v. RONALD P. ST. JOHN, JR., and MARCIA A. ST. JOHN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RONALD P. ST. JOHN, JR.: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Levy, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, ALL LYING AND BEING IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR IN GRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 AND SOUTH OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 15-11-15. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a de fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 10th day of September, 2012. CLERK OF COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 20, 27, 2012. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000286 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES E. STANFIELD, et al, Defendants.. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BRENDA LEE STANFIELD LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 641 6 ST, CEDAR KEY, FL 32625 OTHER ADDRESS: PO BOX 732, CEDAR KEY, FL 32625 CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 5, 6, 7 & 20, BLOCK 34, MAP OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3, PUB LIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before October 26, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Under the American 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 assis tance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 14th day of September, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: September 20, 2012. -------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000438 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD C. JOHNSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: RONALD C. JOHNSON Last Known Address: 11136 NW 70th Cir Chiefland, FL 32626-4070 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID 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: LOT 23, BUCK BAY, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 11136 NW 70TH CIR, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626-4070 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s 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 this court on this 12th day of September, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk 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. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. Pub.: Sept. 20, 27, 2012 ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA00480 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., f/k/a AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, v. TONI PAVAI CARVER, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TONI PAVAI CARVER Residence Unknown Last Known Mailing Address: 6451 NE 100th Avenue Bronson, Florida 32621 JERRY F. BROWN Residence Unknown Last Known Mailing Address: 114 Gloster Court Dothan, Alabama MILDRED BROWN Residence Unknown Last Known Mailing Address: 114 Gloster Court Dothan, Alabama YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN THE COUNTY OF LEVY IN DEED BOOK 939 PAGE 897 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOL LOWS: THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IN GRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND THE WEST 30 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Including that certain double wide Fleetwood Mobile Home bearing ID#’s GAFLV35B12888HH21 & GAFLV35Al2888HH21 has been filed against you and North American Recovery Corp, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SIDNEY E. LEWIS, ESQUIRE, plain tiff’s attorney, whose ad dress is 300 West Adams Street, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court, on the 7TH DAY OF September, 2012. (seal) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk (A copy of the complaint or petition filed herein is attached to the copy of this notice which is mailed to each defendant for whom a residence more specific than LEGAL NOTICES

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The Levy County Journal10BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 a state or county was given in the sworn state ment filed herein by the plaintiff, his agent or attor ney.) Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000506 DIVISION: JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST VIRGIL MARKHAM DE CEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST VIRGIL MARKHAM DE CEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID 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: LOT 19 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 20, BLOCK 3 OF J.B. EPPERSON ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF WILLISTON, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THAT PORTION OF VACATED STREET LYING EAST OF AND ADJACENT TO LOTS 1, 2,19 AND 20. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive wee in the Levy County Journal WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 31st day of August, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk 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, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2012-CP000133 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARTHUR J. SAVOIA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ARTHUR J. SAVOIA, Deceased, whose date of death was May 28, 2012; File Number 38-2012CP-000133, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representative’s attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER 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 per sons having claims or de mands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publica tion of this notice is: September 13, 2012. /s/ Ernest Seeling Personal Representative 11637 Rogues Dr. Doylestown, OH 44230 /s/ GREGQRY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No 178770 P. O. Box 1129 Chie and, FL 32644 (352 )493-1458 Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012. -------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2012-CP000138 IN RE: ESTATE OF DANIEL K. NEAL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of DANIEL K. NEAL, Deceased, whose date of death was January 31, 2012; File Number 38-2012-CP000138 is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representative’s attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice 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 decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publica tion of this notice is September 13, 2012. Gregory V. Beauchamp /s/ Personal Representative P. O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 /s/ Gregory V. Beauchamp, P.A. Attorney for Personal \ Representative Florida Far No. 178770 P. O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012. -----------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Cedars Airfield, Inc. d/b/a Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83-801 et sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to-wit: On September 27, 2012, at Cedars Airfield, Inc., 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida, Cedars Airfield, Inc., or its agent will conduct a sale at 9:00 AM by sealed bids to the highest bidder. Bids will be open by 9:30 AM with viewing from 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM for the contents of the storage bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: James Kahn 6491 SR 24 Cedar Key, FL 32625 Consists of household, personal items or miscellaneous, stored at Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage, 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida. Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. Dated Sept. 7, 2012. Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage c/o Cedar Key Island Properties, Inc. Realty Doris Hellermann, Broker P. O. Box 117 Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Pub.: Sept. 13, 20, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT Case No.: 201201809 TO: RONNIE E. JOHNSON An Administrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. Pub.: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ----------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: COTTAGE ROSE ANTIQUES In the County of: LEVY, Address: 608 N Main Street In the City of: Chiefland, Florida 32626 Intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Bronson, Florida This 17th day of Sept., 2012 OWNER: Karen Renfroe Pub.: Sept. 20, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE The Bronson Town Council has rescheduled its September 17, 2012 regular Council Meeting. The meeting has been resched uled for September 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building at 660 E. Hathaway Ave. Bronson, FL 32621. Please direct all questions to the Office of Town Clerk 352-486-2354. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286-0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person with a dis ability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the Town Clerk at (352)486-2354 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. Pub.: September 20, 2012. ----------LEGAL NOTICES Medical Alert for SeniorsMedical Alert Monitoring 24/7 Free Equipment Free Shipping Easy Setup Nationwide ServiceHELP AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!Call Today:1-888-468-9073 BoCC Aug. 21, 2012 continued from page 3AComm. Drew made a motion to appoint Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Request re-appointment of Lenore Jones as a Public RepresentativeŽ to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFAA), Inc. Board of Directors. Mrs. Blackburn requested the Board re-appoint Lenore Jones as a Public RepresentativeŽ to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFAA), Inc. Board of Directors. Comm. Drew made a motion to re-appoint Lenore Jones as a Public RepresentativeŽ to the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. Board of Directors as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Mrs. Blackburn stated she had been contacted by David Pieklik requesting the Board “ ll a vacancy on the Board for the Nature Coast Business Development Council formerly held by Carol McQueen. According to the e-mail received from Mr. Pieklik, Dick Streeter has agreed to serve and is currently the President of theWithlacoocheearea Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Inglis Planning Commission, and has an extensive background in economic development and a passion for business growth and planning. Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Dick Streeter to the NCBDC Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.LEVY COUNTY TRANSITConnie Conley, General Manager Request approval of the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolfor transportation for current school year beginning August 20, 2012. Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolfor transportation for the current school year beginning August 20, 2012. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolas requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Request approval of the Creekside Christian School Agreement for transportation for current school year beginning August 20, 2012. Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Creekside Christian School Agreement for transportation for the current school year beginning August 20, 2012. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Creekside Christian School Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. PUBLIC SAFETY David Knowles, Director1. Request approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Levy County Sheri andLevyCounty. e MOU speci“ es the number and type of equipment purchased forLevyCountyand delineates the responsibilities of both parties.Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Levy County Sheri andLevyCounty. e price of the 20 radios is $75,956.40 and is purchased with grant funds. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. 1. Presenting 3rd Quarter Progress Report. Mr. Knowles presented the 3rd Quarter Progress Report for the Department of Public Safety to the Board.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast Brown Decision regarding whether to accept 85% payment of Medicaid backlog as certi“ ed by Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), less any additional credits, or to challenge backlog through a Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding. If decision A is to pay the 85% of certi“ ed amount less any additional credits, provide direction on whether to make a onetime full or partial payment from source of Boards choosing. Atty. Brown requested a decision from the Board regarding whether to accept 85% payment of Medicaid backlog as certi“ ed by Agency for Health Care Administration, less any additional credits, or to challenge backlog through a Division of Administration Hearings proceeding. e current obligation forLevyCountyis $596,082.94. Stephanie Emrick from the Clerks O ce, Finance Division also spoke to the Board. Comm. 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The Levy County Journal 11BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 e answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. 1. Live in squalor (slang, 2 wds) 6. Back talk 10. Marienbad, for one 13. Fruit drupes, as on blackberries 14. Our motherŽ 15. Branch 16. Large suitcase with two compartments 18. Oolong, for one 19. One who unfastens 20. Rock similar to granite 22. Deception 23. Pole position? 26. Shipping weights 27. Almond 29. Excellence 31. Food sticker 32. ___ green 34. Satire writers 36. Something said falsely (pl.) 39. Type of job 40. Computer storage unit, informally 41. 100 kurus 42. Edible “ sh (British) 44. Increase, with upŽ 48. Horizontal mine shafts 50.  e Playboy of the Western WorldŽ author 52. Swedish shag rug 53. Fiddler on the RoofŽ setting 55. Increasingly covered with “ ne, dry particles 57. Bygone bird 58. Involving personal accountability 61. Carbonium, e.g. 62. Birdlike 63. Arab leader 64. Silent SpringŽ subject (abbrev.) 65. Breathe hard 66. Crows homes Crossword Puzzle1. Small solid in” amed skin bump 2. Representative 3. Beam 4. Whats gotten ___ you?Ž 5. Era 6. College admission exam 7. ___ we having fun yet?Ž 8. Alone 9. Bypass 10. Writer using caustic wit 11. Gifts 12. Rolls up 14. Arise 17. Balmy 21. Food, esp. its quality or taste (pl.) 24. Without interest due to overuse 25. Bring on 28. Northern New York 30. Gangsters weapon (2 wds) 33. C___ la vie!Ž 35. Formerly known as 36. Time of life of a young girl 37. Annoyance 38. Andys radio partner 39. Small circular unit of DNA 43. ___ a high note (2 wds) 45. Clans 46. Lace place 47. Kitchen gadgets 49. Rein, e.g. 51. Big Berthas birthplace 54. Bulgarian units of money 56. Magazine debuted in 1923 59. Anger, e.g. 60. Congratulations, of a sort Down Across BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up € Morning duty (watching kids on the playground) € Computer tech € Horticulturist € Lunchroom duty € Courier € Parent pick-up € Recycling € Media assistant € Classroom maintenance When asking Cedar Key Safety Patrol Sponsor, Mrs. Janeice Smith, how often jobs change, she replied, All jobs change out every 4-6 weeks.Ž When asked what the duties of the captain, lieutenant and sergeant are she said,  e captains job is to oversee all posts and report to the lieutenant; he or she “ lls in the absent post or designates a sub.Ž e duties for the lieutenants include keeping records of fundraising, job duties, and posts. e sergeants duties are to help run fundraisers and set up and take down tents. Also, they make sure all classroom supplies are in place. e names of the 2012-2013 safety patrol members are: Dillan Allen, Jayden Cannon, Grace Cowart, Wade Gore, Cierra Hembree, Sam Parks, Macy Ryan, Joan Smart, Trey Stan“ eld, Riley Topping, Tia Wein and Nick Wilson. Co-Captains: Michael Smith and Amanda Robinson Co-Lieutenants: Casey Williams and Alyssa Anderson Co-Sergeants: Gibbs Yearty and Nija JonesVolleyball Middle School: By Molly Gordon, Shark Correspondent Last ursday night, the Cedar Key middle school volleyball players set their "“ rst game butter” ies" free and left the gym with a victory against Bronson! Head coach for the sharks, Cheryl Allen, says, "they showed up to play hard and win." e most experienced players started, and battled in the “ rst set, which ended with a score of 25 to 19. e second round was more di cult; the girls said. But, they walked away from the game with a close score of 27 to 25. Although Bronson put up a “ ght, the middle school sharks fought back and showed everyone in the stands what they're made of. Although it was a team e ort the highest scorer of ursday's game was Ashlyn Allen with 11 earned points, and 8 aces. Following in her footsteps with 8 earned points was Savannah Howard. Congratulations ladies and good luck in your upcoming season!Varsity: e Lady Sharks Varsity Volleyball team kicked o their season on Tuesday night at Meadowbrook. e girls didn't return with a win, but they fought to the “ nish and left with a smile on their faces. When asked how she felt about the “ rst game, Mrs. Cheryl Allen stated, "While we weren't able to claim a set in the 3-set match, the girls played incredibly well, and did so with just four practices under their belts." Agreeing with Allen, Haley Simpson, a veteran of the Varsity team, said, "Considering we dont have as much to work with as other teams I think we did a great job. It was de“ nitely an eye opener to what our team is going to look like this year and we will continue working at getting better." In the “ rst set, the Sharks managed to score 14 points while Meadowbrook “ nished the set with 25 points. e girls fought for the second match, and were beaten, 10-25. In the last match, the girls were closed out by the Mustangs, ending the game with a score of 8-25. e high school team also went to the net with Bronson with hopes to win their second game of the season. Mrs. Cheryl says, "We stepped on the court ready to compete against the more experienced Eagles' team and even had some great volleys." e Sharks were quickly out-matched by Bronson with scores of 13-25, 8-25, and 10-25. "We lost quite a few rallies behind the serving line, that is something we will certainly work on in the upcoming practices," said Mrs. Cheryl. High scorer for ursdays match was Taryn Epperson with 6 earned points and 2 aces. On the previous ursday the Sharks claimed their “ rst two victories of the season in a double header against Hawthorne High School. e Sharks showed up at the gym with their game faces on, ready to win. e girls showed outstanding perseverance even in Hawthornes attempt to rally their scores and defeat the sharks. In the “ rst game of the double header, the scores of the sets were: 12-25; 19-25; and in the 3rd set, the Hawthorne Hornets pulled ahead and won the set 25-22; but in the end, the Sharks battled and won the match 16-25. In the second game, the scores were: 14-25; 21-25; and 23-25. Congratulations on your “ rst win of the season, and keep up the hard work! Cross Country Team Gets A Running Start By Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent e Cedar Key Cross Country team is starting a new season of running and without wasting any time got right to practice at the end of summer vacation. Coach Brad Penny began team practice the last week before school started, to start getting into shape for the “ rst meet. Early morning practices start at 6:00 a.m., running in multiple locations around the island throughout the week. e team also does a series of drills and weightlifting to build and maintain muscle. As a team we try to motivate each other as much as possible which I know can be kind of hard to do at 6 a.m.; most of the time we keep a smile on our faces and encourage one another to be the best that they can be,Ž said senior, Chloe Reynolds. Girls team: Lauren Bartholemy Sarah Bartholemy Chloe Reynolds Jessica Mitchell Brooke Allen MacKenzie Kirkbride Boys team: Keith Eberhardt Ben Wilson Austin Pope Cody Beckham Bobby Trammell Kevin Carrswel Wyatt Carrswel Kent Sloan Come and show your Shark Pride at the “ rst cross country meet on ursday September 20th, in Williston. Both middle and high school runners will begin running at 4:30. e Cross Country team is excited for another successful and positive season of running.Cedar Key FFABack In Action By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent e new school year is o to a great start, and the Cedar FFA Chapter is back in action. With o cer elections, the Forestry contest, National Convention, and COLT right around the corner the members are very busy. e members of both chapters will be running for the 6 constitutional o ces to lead the Jr. and Sr. Chapters into a great year. President for 2011-2012, Lauren Bartholemy, said, "O cer elections are a very important part of the year. Who our o cers are is the deciding factor of what direction we will head in during the year." After elections, o cers will go to C.O.L.T., Chapter O cer Leadership Training, to better their skills as leaders. Treasurer for 2011-2012, Mikayla Pope, said, "I'm so pumped for this year! We have many things to look forward to, and I can't wait to get started on them."Splash Grant at Cedar Key By Eli Glaze, Shark CorrespondentCedar Key Science department received a $2,000 Splash GrantŽ for a Water Conservation Aquaponics project. e project is able to be used for years to come, by increasing students understanding of the bene“ ts of water conservation on re-circulating aquaculture and aquaponics methods. Mr. Raymond Powers stated in the proposal grant, Students will build and operate the system to demonstrate freshwater conservation.Ž e system uses re-circulated water to grow giant freshwater prawns with edible plants. eir goal is to demonstrate an ecosystem approach to aquaculture and farming which will allow di erent components of the system to support each other, while reusing almost all of the water in the system.Ž e grant money bought the supplies needed to make this project a success. is is something that anyone can do. e project is not exclusive to school students. It will be open to the public later in the year; though the project is not fully operational, a date will be set for the near future.Cedar Key School Shark News continued from page 10Ahave been sent to the Planning Board members.Public CommentNoneCorrespondenceFrom a brochure, Mr. Hartzog read aloud information about the Safe Routes to School project Mr. Fugate said a meeting will be held on August 15, 2012 at the Levy County Emergency Operations center regarding the radio system.Approval of Regular and Budget Meeting Minutes … July 23, 2012Commissioner Cason made the motion to approve the July 23, 2012 meeting minutes. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion approved 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkChie and Meeting August 13, 2012 continued from page 7Baccept the amount as presented and to pay this over the next four years instead of a one-time payment. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTSComm. Johnson shared information on the Levy County Beast Feast which is coming up September 29th. Comm. Johnson also gave information regarding Broadband. Comm. Bell reported of the last meeting of the NCBDC and the development of a Levy Economic Development Strike-TeamŽ. Mr. Moody gave information to the Board regarding RFPs for Consulting Services for the CedarKeyAirportto revitalize the master plan update. He stated there had been three responses to the request and asked if the Board would like to hear these after the next regular meeting scheduled for September 4th. e Board agreed by consensus to place this on the agenda for the September 4th meeting. Mr. Moody also stated the Restore Act meeting is in St. Pete on Wednesday, September 19th from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. if any one of the Commissioners would like to attend. e meeting recessed at 10:41 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 11:26 A.M.PUBLIC RISK MANAGEMENTRichard Schell, Area Vice President Presenting group health, life and vision plans for consideration for Open Enrollment. Mr. Schell presented group health, life and vision plans to the Board for consideration for Open Enrollment. Comm. Bell made a motion for the County to change the Base Rate for the PPO to the PRM Plan 1553, a/k/a Blue Options 3559 with the option to buy upŽ to the PRM Plan 719, a/k/a Blue Choice 727, which is what we have now. On the HMO side base plan, the HMO 42, a/k/a Blue Care 42, with the option to buy upŽ to the HMO 5, a/k/a Blue Care 5 under the same parameters of what we currently compensate for. Employee coverage will remain at 100% and Dependent care will remain at the current “ xed percentage amount as today. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Johnson votes NO. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:26 P.M. ATTEST: BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY,FL Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp Chairman, Danny StevensBoCC Aug. 21, 2012 continued from page 10BA Human Tra cking Summit to raise awareness of exploitation of Floridas children will be held on Mon. Sept. 24 at the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University, 555 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee. Leaders, advocates, students and others are gathering to learn how to combat tra cking and help the victims. e goal of the summit is to start a statewide conversation among community leaders, child advocates, students and professionals about the status of human tra cking in our communities. Human tra cking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is a form of modern-day slavery. Several Floridians working to combat human tra cking in our state will also be recognized. Included are: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters, Florida Children & Youth Cabinet, Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights e agenda: September 24, 1-6 p.m. … 1-2:20 p.m.: Welcome, Awards and Keynote ; 2:20-4:30 p.m.: Panels and Breakout Sessions; 4:40-6 p.m.: Movie Presentation: Very Young GirlsŽ For more information or to sign up for the interactive webcast if you cannot attend: Go to www.” gov.com/humantra ckingsummit Whether you are in the conference room, classroom or living room, you can ask questions on Twitter by including #humantra cking2012 and on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/ QaWuyJ. Summit sta will monitor your questions and pose them to panelists at the end of each breakout session. Human Tra cking Summit Sept. 24 in Tallahassee

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The Levy County Journal12BSeptember 20, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 FIG BARS2 cups ” our 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder 8 tablespoons butter 2 large eggs Filling: 1 pound “ gs 1 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice Pinch ground cinnamon Prepare two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans by lining with parchment. Stir together ” our, sugar, salt and baking powder until well mixed. Cut the butter in pieces and rub into the dry ingredients until powdery. Beat the eggs and stir them into the dough until it comes together. Turn the dough out onto a ” oured surface and knead lightly. Form a rectangle about one inch thick, wrap in plastic and refrigerate about 1 hour. To make the “ lling, stem and dice the “ gs. Combine all the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat until slightly thick. Cool and puree. If thin, cook for a few minutes longer. Sets racks at the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Divide the dough into four pieces. On a ” oured surface roll each into 4 by 12 inch rectangles. Moisten with a little water and spoon a quarter of the “ lling down the center of each strip. Bring the edges of the dough up to cover the “ lling and press to seal. Place seam side down on the prepared pan, placing two on a pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden brown. Cool on the pans and then slice into 2 1/2 inch lengths. Store between waxed paper in an airtight container. SOUTHERN PECAN PIE with SPICE CRUSTOne 9 inch pie pan For one crust: 1 cup ” our 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. salt 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1 large egg 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and ground cloves Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk well. Cut the butter into chunks and add to the dry ingredients. Toss to coat and with your hands or a pastry blender break the butter into tiny pieces and squeeze into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles a course ground cornmeal. Beat the egg in a separate bowl then pour into dough. Stir with a fork. Scatter a tablespoon of ” our onto a work surface and scrape dough out onto it. Press and knead dough several times until it is smooth and uniform. Form the dough into a disk and place in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour. FILLING 1 cup dark corn syrup 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter 3 large eggs pinch of salt 2 cups pecan halves or pieces Combine the corn syrup and sugar in a saucepan. Stir to mix. Place over low heat and without stirring, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add butter. Allow to melt. In a mixing bowl whisk eggs then and salt. Whisk in corn syrup mixture. Allow to cool. Set the rack at the bottom of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Roll out the crust on wax paper and set in the pan. Arrange pecans in the crust. Skim any foam on the “ lling and pour onto the pecans. Press pecans so they are covered by the “ lling. Bake for 45 minutes until the “ lling is set and the center is well pu ed.SPICED NUTS5 cups pecan halves 1 egg white 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. salt Beat egg white till foamy. Add nuts and stir to coat. In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Add the nuts and toss to season thoroughly. Bake at 225 degrees on lightly greased baking sheet for one hour.FRENCH CREAM FRUIT DIP1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup sugar 1 lemon, zest and juice Pineapple juice Soften cream cheese. Whip with powdered sugar. In a mixing bowl whip cream and sugar until it forms soft peaks. Combine two bowls. Add lemon juice and zest. When thoroughly mixed add just enough pineapple juice to achieve desired consistency. Serve with a fruit platter. 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Oer based on the discounted $5 price for the Blockbuster @Home. One disc at a time, $10/mo. value. Springhouse Quilters News e September business meeting of Springhouse Quilters was held Tuesday, September 11, with Mary Rawlins o ciating. e 36 members present were treated to a fabulous breakfast bu et amidst a room decorated with autumn ” avor. Breakfast was extended to provide time for members to pay their gratitude to Jan Litzinger who recently moved from the area. Jan, a past president and chairperson of numerous committees, was a diligent and sel” ess individual. She will be remembered for her tireless work in the guild and her interest in promoting the ideals and goals of Springhouse. Madam President presented Jan with a basket of cards from individual members wishing her a happy future as she settles into her new home. Workshops for September were announced. Norma Birman's August workshop "Braid in a Day" will be repeated in September due to a large member response. On September 18, Bonnie Gri th will instruct members in "Tube Quilting." Workshops are scheduled to begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required. e "Square Robin" challenge is due October 9. A viewers choice, November 13, will determine the top three entries. Prizes will be awarded during the December Christmas Party. e primary block in each "Robin" bag has been passed during the last 6 months to di erent members to add a "Square" round. Gloria Sutton will also be relocating after the “ rst of the year. Gloria has been our monthly quilt block designer, a job she has held for approximately 20 years. In preparing for her future move, she found she had enough fabric panels to present each member in attendance a special panel. She also donated several panels for door prizes. You are so thoughtful, Gloria. For the Show and Tell presentation, twelve members displayed quilting projects that oozed with beauty, design and eye-popping workmanship. After a spectacular Show and Tell time, the meeting adjourned.Lois Scott and Beverly Shobe, publicity Norma Fisher with a spectacular purple and white king-sized quilt.Elizabeth’s KITCHEN e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is o ering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Levy County. e class is Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. e location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional FWC o ce at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. All “ rearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. People born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. e FWC course satis“ es hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. Hunter Safety Internet-Completion Course O ered in Levy County