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By JIMMY CLARITY
Today Reporter .
ALACHUA After police offierals
stepped up patrol in the area to curb Illegal
activity, community leaders and neighborhood
residents met at the local hangout known as
COFT1rn SS O "the Tree." The Tuesday meeting, held at
d$ RO Of the site where a huge oak tree once stood.
was called to gather ideas and opinions from
residents about future plans for the city-owned
Several residents shared their ideas at the
meeting, including the Rev. Marcia Mobley.
pastor of Heaven Bound Outreach Ministries
m Alachua. Alobley said she wants to see a
stop to the drug activity pretalent in the area.
as well as a noise curfew at night. Mobley also
added that patrons blocking the road cause
trafic problems near the Tree, and that there
are too many underage children frequenting
"We are ready for whatever agreement we
can come to as a community in order to make
this area more likely." she said.
Alachua resident Willette Dixon said the
City needs to keep the identity of the Tree as
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ALACHUA: of a trouble spot and local hangout knowri as
Trevor Bass has become the seventh aquaculturist in A u B se it de b ,
Bass has joined a growing industry that has gained popularity in the Florida panhandle area,
but is still relatively rare locally. At a time when Americans are eating more seafood, and
importing more seafood, Bass is hoping to make his mark in the aquaculture industry*
By TRACEY MCMANUS .
Todar Reporter -
ALACHUA COUNTY A young farmer ., 9 v*
contemplated a few gaping holes in part of 6 J
his 2.500 acres in Newberry this summer, and : ,
thought with that. he could become part of an -
exclusive group of growers.
At 28 years old. Trevor Bass knew how -
to keep up with the veteran farmers around
the area. growing the county's staple crops
like watermelon. tobacco. peanuts. grains and
Aven cattle. But when it came to seemg them
at the finish line, he wanted r'o have something in 200,000 Tilapia. making him just the seventh
different. aquaculturist in all of Alachua County. Selling
In September, he lined those three manmade farm raised fish is an Indus QA L R
holes left behind by a past farmer and dropped
Continued on page :16
September county officials have
threatened to cur what it pays the
High Springs Fire Department
to respond to fire-rescue calls in
county area by $10,000 to make
up for ,the county's 7.5 percent
Because High Springs officials
felt that last year's $133,000
payment was already under
funded the department, they
weie not willing to accept this
year's proposition of $123,000.,
High Springs Mayor Jim Gabriel
even said that if the contract was
calculated rising the percentage of
responses High Springs makes to
Alachua compared to its budget '
the payment should be more like
Contmued on page A5
By TRACEY MCMANUS
HIGH SPRINGS _
discussion -intended to resolve an
overdue contract for fire services
between Alachua County, and
High Springs ended Monday with
postponing ,the decision even
County and City
Commissioners voted to extend
last year's fire-services contract for
another 30 days after both boards
could not agree on the stipidations
for a new contract., The contract
was set to expire Saturday from
the first 30-day extension the
commissions gave to last yelir's
agreement on Sept. 30.
Since early negotiations in
The lure of downtown Alachua
By PATRICIA HOYQS .
ALACHUA The first Shop-Dine-
Stroll of the year took place Friday as
attendees enjoyed music, free carriage
rides and rafles.
The event took place downtown on
Alachua's Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m.
Vice Mayor Gib Coerper said he was
pleased with the turnout of the event.
"We had a way better turn out than the
first one we did last year," he said.
For the future, he only hopes the
weather will be cooler so people can
enjoy hot chocolate sold by the Alachua ELLENBOUICAIU IlachuaCoung Tod.n
Free carriage rides were popular at the Friday evening
SHOP-DINE-STROLL: Shop-Dine--Stroll event in downtown Alachua. Children
Continued on page A2 and adults piled into the back of the carriage for a brisk
nde up and down Main Street.
Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. f Downtown High Springs, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
See related article on AS
a~agh'9~u~i~~J~.The Heartland' only lve star small-town ne'spaper
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By TRACEY MCMANUS
HIGIL SPRINGS A miscommunication
in paperwork kept Alachua County and High
Springs City Commissioners from making a
joint resolution regarding a controversial cat
sanctuary at a special meeting Monday.
The two boards met to discuss a resolution
to nearly three years of disagreements
concerning the legality of the county-zoned
sanctuary surrounded n by city land. The
resolution would have been a compromise to
prevent High Springs from pursuing a lawsuit
against the county for allowing the operation.
liut while both boards came.armed with
their suggestions for a resolution. Coxinty
Commissioners said they had not seen -the
requirements proposed by High Springs or had
a chance to compare them with their resolution
prior to Monday's meenng.
"This is the first I heard of what the City
of High Springs would eten consider to be
something that would discontinue the lawsuit,"
County Commissioner Rodney Long said.
"I'm not in a posinon tonight to give you my
response on anything you told me tonight."
said be sent the city's proposed resolution to
county attorney David Wagner Oct. 22, which
Wagner said he mistakenly never put in the
County Commission's agenda packets for
jig tO h00k an induSty
Local growers make headway in aquaculture
Fire contract still hot issue
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Police Department Police
Main Street merchants
were open and welcoming
to shoppers, diners, and.
those just out for a casual
eveAg stroll through the
downtown area which was
decorated with twinkling
lights and seasonal
The oHowing Shop-
Dine-Strolls will be even
more festive as .holiday
lights and the Christmas
tree will be up in downtown
Alachua, and Santa Claus
willbe present. The musical
acts will include the
Gainesville Youth Choir.
For those who missed
and those who can t get
enough of the Good Life
Community, the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce will
host three more over the
next two months on Nov.
20, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.
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popcorn, hamburgers and
hotdogs, chili cook-off and
more. Everyone is invited.
The church is located on CR
137 between Hwy 27 and
Branford Hwy (247).Donors
must be at least 16 years old,
weigh 110 pounds or more,
and have photo.I.D. Sixteen-
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information about becoming
a donor or about blood drives
888-795-2707 or"visit www.
a The 9th Annual Bikers
on Parade for the USA
will be held Sunday, Nov.
15 in Gainesville. Join
in the largest and longest
freterans Day Motorcycle
Parade in the USA. This
wonderful community event
honors local veteraqs,.law
enforcement, firefighters, and
rescuepersonnel. Enjoy food,
military displays, helicopters,
motorcycle skills competition
and so much more during
registration 9 a.m.-12 noon.
Ride begins at 12:45
p.m. at Santa Fe College,
and you are invited to line up
on the 23-mile parade route
throughout Gainesville and
cheer the bikers on.
All proceeds benefit
the North Central Florida
Chapter of the American
Red Cross'and local veteran
To register to ride, for
more information including
the parade route go to
your spirit at Bikers on
Parade for the USA!
.. Hawthorne Area
_Chamber of Commerce
entertainers and parade
applicants to participate
in the Hawthorne's 27th
Christmas Festival "A
Storybook Christmas" on
atu da ,Decinl2dbeginni
Hawthorne. To reserve an
arts, crafts or food boothjoin
the parade at 3 p.m., provide
main street entertainment
or be a sponsor, coritact
festival chair Donna Boles
at 352-481-3534 or
for coritact information and
For further information,
contact Donna Boles 352-
481-3534 or Candice David
a River of Life Church
presents a seminar series: .
Breaking out of the, Debt
Trap. The speaker will
include business owner and
financialinstrtictor Sue Grant.
The seminar' will be held,
Wednesday nights, Nov. 4,
11 and 18, 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
at the River of Life Church
located right off Main Street
inAlachua at 14200 NW 148
Place. For more information
m The Knights of
Columbus will have a fish
on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The fish fry inchides
fish, corn on the cob, cole
slaw, french fries and cheese.
grits. The cost is $7 for adults
and $3.50 for children. The
The church is located at
17155 NW Highway 441 in
High Springs and all proceeds
go to help the many charitable
m The new St. Madeleine
Family Life Ceriter in High
Springs is complete and will
be dedicated by St. Augustine
. Diocese Bishop Victpr B.
Galeone on Nov. 1 following
the 11:30 mass.
The dedication will be
part of a pai-ish celebration to
thank parishioners for their .
hard work and contributions
to make the Family Life
Center a reality. Special
praise is expected from
Pastor Sebastian George for
members of parish ministries
and companies directly
involved in the planning and
The new center will
allow the parish to expand
its activities and provide
for classrooms, receptions,
dinners, dances and many
other activities previously
prohibited by th> -lack of
The Church and Family
Life Center are located at
17155 NW Highway 441 in
High Springs. .
a North Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church brings you
a Multi-Family Yard Sale!
Over 10 families are currently
participating with items such
as clothes and furniture and
others miscellaneous items.
Baptist Church and pick up
your map that shows all the.
local families holding yard
sales. Visit each family and
discover .your treasures.
Many families will also be
set up at the church so be
sure to stop by their tables
as well. The yard sale will
be held on Nov. 14, 8 a.m.
- 1. p.m. and the church is
located at 25330 NW County
Road 239, Alachua. Forampre
information call 386-462-
a Beyond the Box
Ministry in Christ, Inc.
will be holding their 1st
Annual Church & Pastor's
Anniversary services. The
services will be held Nov. 4,
5, 6, at 7:30pm. Messengers
for the service will include
Apostle David Rosier and
Prophet Vernette Rosier. The
Beyond the Box Ministry
in Christ, Inc. with Elder
Cynthia Taylor, Pastor
is located at 220 NW 1st
Avenue, High Springs.
a Flag Retirement
Ceremony The public is
invited to a Flag Retirement
Ceremony on Nov. 10 at 7
Flag Retirement Ceremony
will be presented by Boy
Scout Troop 88 in honor of
the nation's Veterans.
mArcher Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City
Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ale.
mAlachua (City.) Meets
the Ist and 3rd Monday
of each month at 7 p.m. at
mAlachua Counts Meets
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month at 9 a.m. at
the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street,
Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are
taken at 9.30 a.m. and 5:30
mGainesville Meers the
1st and 3rd Thursday of
each month at I p.m. at City
Commission Chamber, 200
East University Avenue
an The Alachua Lions
Club is holding an Official
Licelised Gator Bike raffle.
Drawing will be held on Oct.
30 at Trick or Treat on Main
Street. Tickets are $2 each
or three for $5. You do not
need to be present to ivin.
Buy yout tickets from any
Alachua Lions Club member,.
s High Springs L'ions
Club turkey shoots z are
now underway on every
Saturday at 11 a.m. until
Nov. 21. The event is held
at the Lions Den on U.S. 27
North, High Springs. The
club will offer BBQ meals
for $5 per plate. Delivery is
available, call 386-454-4521
or .352-745-6649. This is a
principle fundraiser for the
club, which sponsors, many
m The city of Alachua and
the Alachua Chamber of
Commerce will host the city's
annual Trick or Treat onlifain
Street Oct. ebration will
begin at 6 p;m. as children
and adults alike, i;1ecked
out in their best Halloween
costumes, can stroll down
Main Street and collect candy
from participating local
n On October 31 fronk
6-8pm, the City of High
Springs will host a Halloween
downtown. Free Halloween
Trick-or-Treat bags will be
handed out and stores will be
mHawthorne Meets the
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
mHigh Spring.s-Meets the
2nd -and 4th Thursday of
each month at 6-30 p.m in
mLaCrosse Meets the
2nd Monday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
mMicanopy Meets the
?nd Tuesdav of each month
at 7.30 p m. at Town Hall
mNetaberri Meets the
nd and 4th Mondal of
each month at ; p.m. at
.mWaldo Meets the 2nd
d f tl
Tues ay o each mon I at
7 p.m.at lerkes Center.
passing out candy throughout
the downto n area.
m Haven Hospice Fall
Love and Remembrance
Memorials are open to
anyone in the community
who has lost a loved one.
Attendees.are encouraged t
bring pictures and niementos
of loved ones that can be
placed on the Table of
Memories. Refreshments will
be served Registration is not
The memorial is held at
Haven Hospice E.T.. York
Care Center, 4200 N.W-
90th Blvd., Gainesville, on
Thursday, Nov.-5 at 6 p.m-
Contact Irene Wainwright
at 352-379-2929 or Flory
4448 for more information-
a High Springs
Community blood drive
on Saturday, Oct. 31 in the
Winn-I)ixie .parking lot 9
a.m. 4 p.m The blood &ive
is sp re High rin L
who donate will receive
a recognition item and a
screening. Hot dogs will be
served. Have a bite to eat,
then donate blood and save
a Idhetuckiice River
Baptist Church is '
having their fall harvest
celebration on Saturday,
Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Everything
is free. Bounce house,
games, cake walk, fish pond,
of 190rf1eet Constrtiction, the company
stressed a "sustainable development" in
the expansion of this tirban service area,
1duci green house gases and the carbon
Using .statistics from previous years,
Norfleet projected that Newberry will need
an additional 2,132,aeres of land by 2018
on its Future Land Uses Map to meet future
Some of the commissioners expressed
doubts about the application being accepted
by the DCA.
"I think DCA is going to blow you out
of the water with these numbers," said
Commissioner Bill Conrad.
Tripp Norfleet would like to see a
movie theater and. different- restaurants
In Newberry, he said as he addressed the
"It wouldn't hurt my feelings ifl never
had to go to Gamesville again," he said.
"We're just Asking you to give us a shot. '
In a unanimous decision, the
commission decided to forward the
Norfleet's ap plication to the DCA for
,By GABRIELA IZARRA
NEWBERRY At a city commission
meeting Monday,' Newberry I residents .
spilled out. of the commission chambers
into the reception area of City Hall.
The Norfleet family is well known in
Newberry, and Norfleet Construction has
visible resident support.
The city commission passed a motion
to forward an application to the State of
Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) proposed by Norfleet Construction
amending Newberry's Future Land Use
Plan Map and expanding the urban service
area. With this application, Zhe Norf1eets
are trying to stretchNewberry's developing
areas to include 2,625 single-family
housing units on the south.side of the city.
"I would love to see some future
business come into our community with
these local people," said Kim Stinton, a
Newberry resident ho spoke during the
This new housing in the city would
bring about 921 new students to Newberry
schools according calculations in a report
from the School Board ofAlachua County.
In a presentation by David Dephew,
By GABRIELA IZARRA
much anticipationn the
Complex 1 II finally be
open to the public Friday.
Beginning at 10 a.m.,
activities such ,as archery
Olymoic style and 3-D
targets will be open for the
public to shoot, as well as
live music, vendors and
draWings for door prizes.
A ceremonial ribbon
cutting will be held at 11
a.m.,- and immediately
after, there will be club
demonstrations by Katsu
Dojo Karate, Florida
Fencii1g Academy and
For more information
call the Easton-Newberty
Sport? Complex at 352-
472-2388 or Newberry City
Manager's office at 352-
472-5447, ext. 7.
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Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
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Norfleets propose 2,625 houses
A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAv, OCTOBER 29, 2009
Haton~::e delays city mnager
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE BY CITY
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance,
whose title hereinafter appears, will be considered
for adoptioil on the 9th day of November 2009, at the
Regular City Commission meeting starting at 7:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the City
Commission Auditorium at City Hall, 16870 SW 134th
Avenue, Archer, Florida. A copy of said ordinance
and complete legal description can be obtained bf any
member ofthe public at the Office ofthe City Manager,
at the above address. All:interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 05-2009
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY pF ARCHER,
FLORIDA, .RELATING TO ANNEXATION;
MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEXING TO AND
INCLUDING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE CITY OF ARCHER FLORIDA
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED
.AND DEPICTED ON. SCHEDULE A: LEGAL
DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION MAP,
ATTACHED TO THIS ORDINANCE AND
INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE,
WHICH AREA IS REASONABLY COMPACT,
AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE CITY- OF ARCHER, FLORIDA;
REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
TIIAT EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 24, 2009, THE
REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL
BE ASSESSED FORPAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL
AD VALORE1 TAXES AND BE SUBJECT TO
ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED
BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS
OPERATING WITHIN THE.REAL PROPERTY
TO BE ANNEXElt MAY CONTINUE SUCH
BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS
THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES
OF THE. CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA;
DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER WITHIN
SEVEN DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH
THE FLORIDA liEPARTMENT OF STATE,
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, THE CLERK OF
FLORIDA, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICER OF ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER
OF ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
TAX COLLECTOR OF ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES
AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS
WITHIN THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING SEVERABLITY; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Member FDIC *Umited time offer, which can be withdrawn without notlee. $25,000 regulred to open the account and earn the advertised yield
through April 19, 2010. When the daily collected balance Is less than 525,000, the rate earned will be the lower-yield regular money market rate,
Currently 0.10% (an Annual Percentage YIeld of 0.10%). This APY IS accurate as of October 6, 2009. Lower-yield money market rate is variable at
our discretion. Access to the Money Market account is subject to federal regulation restrictions. Fees can reduce the earnings on the account.
Maximum deposit amount allowed Is $500,000. Product is available for businesses and consumers. Funds from Financial Institutions and Pubile
Funds are not eligible. Ask a Banker for details.
NOTE: Be advised that any person
who decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission, its Boards, Committees, Agencies,
Authorities, etc., with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting (or hearing), will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purposes, may need
d of the d'
to ensure that a verbatim recor proceed mgs is
made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
(References Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.)
(Published: Alachua County Today October 29, 2009)
By ALEX AUSTIN
The new city manager is
working on a temporary
salary as the commission
delays approval of his
Edward F. Smyth
Jr. met commissioners,
city officials and citizens
Monday to discuss the
terms of the contract.
came to a consensus on the
details of the benefits but
decided to delay approval
until Tuesday's meeting to
give 'them additional time
to research and look over
the details. .
Harry Carter proposed a
temporary contract lasting
no longer than two weeks
with compensation based
on a $65,000 annual salary
and without the benefits.
Carter beheves the time-
limited contract would
Give commissioners time
to reach an agreement with
Smyth without continuing
Interim City Attorney
Audrie Harris wrote the
contract with Smyth on
Friday and most of the
a copy of the conti-act on
Saturday giving them
two days to look over the
Vice Mayor William
Carlton argued .that this
was not nearly enough
time to come to a vote that
Carter said the proposed
contract froni Smyth meant
an annual salary of$90,967
a number many citizens
felt was more than the city
Carter went through the
.list of benefits item-by-itern
with Smyth, trying to make
cuts wherever possible.
amended several. of the
City manager shall receive
a $5,000^increase in yearly
pay if given a satisfactory
evaluation after six months.
This commission removed
this item entirely'
premium three times the
city manager's annual base
Zan~ed it omcornerm on
the salary to equal to the
City manager shall be
credited 180 hours vacation
leave upon employment.
The commission changed
it to 90 hours to be credited
after six months.
City manager shall receive
40 hours executive leave.
The commission removed
this item entirely.
The city shall budget for-
city manager's general
business expenses, e.g.
travel, professional dues
and membership fees for
activities benefitting the
city. The commission
amended the contract to
change the wording from
"shall" to "may." I
Termination and severance:
amended the advance
notice for termination from
six months to three months.
The amended severance
is three months if fired
within the first year, and
six months iffired after one
The commission also
discussed but did not
change other benefits:
City manager will
receive $450 monthly -car
City manager shallbe given
six months and $3,000 to
to Hawthorne. City will
pay tax liability of moving
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During these first few
hours of work, Smyth
stayed confined in his
office, but he said that's
not going to be typical. He
doesn't just want to hear
from his staff, he wants get
out and talk to the citizens
So far, he's heard
nothing but positive
feedback from citizens.
"They're glad to ~ have
ine aboai-d, and they're
hoping I'll do a good job,"
Smyth said. "I'm glad to
be on board, hoping I"ll do
a good job for them. So,
we have a mutual feeling
day by going to the Alachua
League of Cities meeting
rayni r re
Hawthorne as city manager
and to network with other
city leaders. .
Smyth said he chose to
apply to be the city manager
because there were a lot
of things he liked about
"Hawthorne is one. of
those communities that ,is
rich in history," Smyth said.
He also said he liked the
way 1;he city works and the
ambition that it has.
"The city is an active
partner with the community
to get things.done," he said.
"They're looking to be
more than they are."
Smyth currently lives
in Leesburg, where he
previously worked as
deputy city manager,
but is' planning to move
to Hawthorne soon.
According to his contract,
he has six months to move
to Hawthorne. He said he
should be able to make that
deadline and might look for
a temporary residence if the
process of finding a new
house is taking a while.
Smyth and his wife
have four grown children.
"They're scattered to
the five winds," Smyth said.
Two of them live in
NRiecwhm V ndoone
Denver, Co. He also has
"I'm just happy to bein
Hawthorne and anxious to
get to know the community
and the people that live here
and find myself nice place
Smyth invites people to
call him, e-mail or stop by
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By ALEX AUSTIN
Hawthorne Less than
two hours into his new job,
City Manager Edward F.
Smyth Jr. was already busy
- holding meetings with the
city accountant, city clerk
and city planned
He said it was important
to talk to the experts.
"I'm not the expert.
I expect that I have the
experts working for me,"
Smyth said. "I understand
Florida Public Records
laws, but 'I expect my city
clerk to be the expert. I
know the finances, but I
e ect accountant to be
la mitshell, this sunts
up Smyth's management
style gathering opinions,
nel iorn jgs and i
the community to a
Smyth said his first
iority is e city s
was not aware of the detail
in the budget, so we'ie
going to have to bring that
out to them and let them
understand what the details
are behind the big budget
numbers that they have
:_:_;,,'Continued frompgeA La~wsuit wil continue unless
For the unpreparedness, county oilicials
opted to discuss the city's requirements at *
their first County Comm ssion meeting in
November and to. schedule another joint
meeting with High Springs in the third
week of.that mopth .
But just froin each side's brief
discussion on their ideas for the sanctuary,
it was clear that positions on the issue were
. Disagreements began in 2007 when
the County Commission*approved Steve
and Pennie Lefkowitz's special exception
to run Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary,- which
once housed more than 500 cats, on their
enclave of county-zoiled property in the .
middle of High Springs land. Threats of
lawsuits and challenges to the exception
followed when High Springs argued that
feces and urine of hundreds of cats could
contaminate the city's nearby water well
and disturbed the residential neighbors
with the odor and noise. .
Wagner said Monday county officials .
riow suggest the Leftkowitzes replace
the outdoor pens with indoor structures
for sick, young or elderly cats within six
months. Also in the new resolution is that
all cats must be micro chipped on arrival
to the facility, and the owners-must provide
an emergency preparedness plan in case.of
"What we're going to have here
are dueling resolutions," Wagner said
in anticipation of hearing the city's
requirements for the facility.
Depeter stressed that High Springs did
not file a lawsuit against the county because.
of the amount of cats or types of structures
on the.facility, but because the county is in
violation of their owix comprehensive plan
for allowing the sanctuary at all and that it
has failed to come to a compromise with
the city who opposes it.
In the city's new resolution, Depeter
said High Springs wotild require that the
.facility house no more than 125 cats, would
be called a cattery and not an animal shelter
so it stays exclusive to cats, that it acquire
a nonprofit status, and thdt it only house the
cats in indoor structures.
County Commissioners will take more
time to review the regulations requested
by High Springs at their first meeting in
November. But if both parties still disagree
on the regulations for the cat sanctuary, A
mediator will be brought in to settle the
"High Springs Commissioners passed
a resolution stating the property rise.is not
compatible with the city's comprehensive
plan, and the board of County
Commissioners ignored that and passed
the special exception anyway," Depeter
said. "If we can not reach an agreement on
proper wording on a revised resolution...
we may need a judge to tell us what the
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A highl-yield money market account paying 2.00% through April 19, 2010.
Hawthorne's new city
manager hard at work
M'O~.N E Y I MA R KE T'
ALACUA OUNY TDAY OCA NES TURSAY, CTOER 9, 009A5
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
The City of High Springs is currently accepting applications
for appointment to the following Boards and Committees:
Plan Board- 2 Positions -
Members will review amendments to the land use and
nitig dmapns;Mreview an recommend developments,
Code Enforcement Board 3 Positions. 2 Meinbers and
MA eview cases and determine compliance with
city codes; liear testimony, declare fines and/or corrective
measures allowed by law.
Public Safety Committee 3 Positions, 2 Members and
Members will meet monthly with citizens to address
pxiblic safety issues.
Housing Needs & Imp. Committee 3 Positions,
2 Members and 1 Alternate
Committee will be responsible for addressing sub-
standard and affordable housing needs.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Bd. 2 Positions,
1 Member and 1 Alternate
Members needed for a recreation advisory committee to
inventor and survey current and future recreation needs.
Members will also provide input into the County-Wide
Recreation Master Plan.
Tree Board 1 Position
Members review the conditions of canopy trees in fights-
of-way and city parks; recommend tree protection/
planting policies; determine trees unsafe and authorize
Mavor's Youth Couricil 4 Positions
Members advise the 10aypr and City Commission
on policies and programs related to youth interests.
Members are given an opportunity to leam city
government operations and public policies. Open to
students currently in the grades 8 12.
Applications may be obtained Monday through Friday,
8:00 4:30, from City Hall, 110 NW 1st Avenue, High
Springs, Florida 32643. To be appointed, applicants must be
atesident of the City of High Springs with the exception of
the Housing'Needs and Improvement Committee which does
permit two non-city residents. Applications will be due by
November 6, 2009. The High Springs City Commission will.
make appointments of the successful applicants.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
October 08, 15 & 29 2009)
PUBLIC NOTICE .
NOTI'ICE OF MEETING
BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF
THECITY OF ALACHUA,
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing
on ap osed Site Plan on November 10, 2009 at
6:30 p. We hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 1-5100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by Causseaux,
Hewett, and Walpole, Inc., agent for the City ofAlachua,
owndr, for consideration of a Site Plan consisting of a
hiking trail, observation deck, baseball field, restroom/
no sss 0 n er n am st'
Corridor -Alachua Phase. The +31.23 acre project site is
located east of NW 126th Terrace and north and south of
Research Drive. FLUM: Conservation, Recreation, and
gri ngculture; Zoni : Planned Unit Development (PUD)
and Agriculture (A); Tax Parcel Nos. 03956-010-020,
03956-010-019, 03956-010-018, and 03929-001-000.
-N- - -
At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed Site Plan. Copies of the proposed- Site
Plan are available for public inspection at the Planning
and Community Development Department, 15100 NW
142 Terrace, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the Friday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on
the proposed Site Plan maybe sent to the following
address: City ofAlachua, Planning and Community
Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. 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 a verbatim record of the
proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a
disability requiring*reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at
(386) 418-6100 x 101 at locat 48 hours prior to the public
(Published: Alachua County Today October 29, 2009)
PUBLIC NOTICE .
NOTICE OF MEETING .
BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE CITY.OF
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and
2'oning Board of the City of Alachua will hold
a public hearing on a proposed Comprehensive
Plan amendment on November 10, 2009
at 6:30pm. The hearing will.be held in the
Commission Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida
to consider a request by the City of Alachua
to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan
to update the Five Year Schedule of Capital
Improvements in the Capital Improvements
At the public hearing, all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to
proposed amendment. Copies of the proposed
amendment, the Staff Report, and related
materials are available for public inspection
at the Planning and Community Development
Department, or at the Office of the City-Clerk,
15100 N.W. 142nd. Terrace, on any regular
business, day between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. the Friday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments
on the proposed amendment may be sent
to the following address: City of Alachua,
Planning and Community Development,
P.O. Bok 9, Alachua. FL 32616. 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 persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in, this meeting should call the
Ci Clerk at (386) 418-6100 at least 48 hours
pnor to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
October 29, 2009)
"We very much desire
to try to work with the
county and try to continue
to provide service, but our
residents have resoundingly
told us if we can't come
up with as agreement that
our staff feels comfortable
with...that's about as low
as we'll go," Gabriel said.
The main disagreements
at Motiday's discussion
were about what constitutes
as, mutual aid and what is
proper reciprocity for each
may not contract with the
city at all or contract with
them for a reduced amount
"For me being a
negotiator is to deliberate
about it, like 'here's
the money I have, and
that's all I got,'" County
Long said. "Can you tell
me how much I.can buy for
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the $335 if High Springs
responds to an Alachua
call while the county's
Alachua based fire station
is busy somewhere else in
the city. But if that station is
busy somewhere else in the
county, there would be no
payment because that cost
is included in the lump-sum
annual payment, Reid said.
Assistant Director of
Springs responded to 108 .
calls in the city ofAlachua,
and 69 of those calls were
with the help of the county
fire department. But High
Springs Fire Chief Verne
Riggall estimated that in
fiscal year 2008, the High
Springs. Fire Department
responded to 156 oalls
in Alachua, 420 calls in
Alachua .County and 756
calls in High Springs.
Either way, County
Commissioners made it
clear Monday that they
were offering High Springs
a payment of $123,000
because that is all that they
have in the budget. If High
Springs will not accept such
a low number, the county
at the scene of an
emergency, which is paid
for in the annual contracted
payment. But High Aprings
officials said that their
to emergencies in the city
of Alachua have surpassed
what can be called mutual
"Mutual aid is when
you have a 10-car pile up;
mutual aid is a backup to a
serious deficiency in some
kind of service," High
Larry Travis said. "If our
engine rolls into Alachua
and we're just there to back
you up, that's not titutual
aid. That's a county call
as far as I'm concerned
because 'our engine is
' To compensate for the
high percentage of calls
High Springs firefighters
respond to in Alachua,
officials are asking for
an additional $335 each
time the engine rolls
into the city. But County
Commissioners said they
disagree with the request,
since they themselves
haven't received payment
from High Springs when a
county fire department was
dispatched to a call in High
Springs in the past.
Manager Randall Reid
said the courity would
be willing to pay the city
Mutual aid has been
roughly defined as the
assistance one department's
firefighters give when they
backup another department
Continued from page Al
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crowns, veneers, onlays
and bridges. And these can
be made with gold, base
metal alloys, ceramics and
composites. With all of these
options, it can be difficult
to know which is right for
you. One of the factors in
he decision isne dstole of
How niuch load does it bear,
for instance, in chewing?
Or is the work to be done
more for cosmetic purposes?
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decision on direct or indirect
restoratiotis is through the
direct consultation with your
Q: What's the difference
between a direct and indirect:
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damaged by decay or injury.
A direct restoration is filling
put into a cavity cleaned and
prepared by your dentist. The
work is done in one visit.
Direct restorations include
the traditional silver-colored
and some composite resin
fillings. Indirect restorations
are more complicated and
generally require at least two
are manufactured at a
dental laboratory based on
an impression of the tooth
ReSidents offered a variety of ideas for activities
a hangout for adults, while improving ofAlachua who utilize the Tree, and it grass lawn and flowers. .
the area's well-being. is the residents who should decide the "We want what's best for th
"There really is no place for the property's fate. Watson explained the people in this neighborhood," sai
people to go, but right here," she said. City would .not rush to any solution City Commissioner Orien Hills "Thi
"We need to create sorite activities because of the different wants and is what we're fighting for."
and have more security." needs of every concerned person. Hills called for the cooperation
Dixon said she understands that "We are going to look at all the of the community as a whole, cititi
police officers are doing all they can possibilities and all the parameters," the time before the neighborhood
to patrol the area, but it will take a he said. "Everyone is not going to had paved roads.and what the loca
community effort to progress the think the same things, and we know residents did to change it,
neighborhood. : that." "This is my home, and these ar
my people," he said. "We've gone
through these crises before, but we
fought through them."
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"My heart goes out to everybody
here," she said. "When these people
get together, you see them smiling,
laughing, and that's unity."
city Manager Clovis Watson
Jr. said the city approached- the
community because it is the residents
Some residents suggested the
City create a community garden, on
the lot, with areas to congregate and
converge. Others thought card games,
chess sets and other activities would
be appropriate for the corner after the
city beautified the property with a
For more information or free brochures, please call our office.
sure to dress up in your best costume
and stop by downtowik High Sprmgs
on Saturday night.
. HAWTHORNE The City of
High Springs will host Trick or Treat,
fall festival style on Oct. 31 from
5-8 p.m. at the recreation sportS
complex, off State Road 20.
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be announced that evening. Also, this
year, the Alachua Lion's Club will join
the festivities and raffle a bicycle. The
Alachua Police Department Police
Explorers are hosting a haunted house
at the top of Main Street
HIGH SPRINGS The City of
High Springs will host a Halloween
Trick-or-Treat event downtown on
Oct. 3'1 from 6 8 p.m. Free Halloween
Trick-or-Treat bags will be handed
out and stores will be passing out
ALACHiJA The City of
Alachua.and the Alachua Chamber of
Commerce will host the city's annual
Trick or Treat on Main, Street on
Oct. 30. The celebration will begin
at 6 p.m. as children and adults alike'
decked out in their .best Halloween
costumes, can stroll down Main Street
and collect candy from participating
local businesses. No Halloween
celebration would be complete
without a contest recognizing the
app.-m one use our turn
countat ano wonger Jan cerare
. Found endumely at Or Adels othee
14211 NW 150th Ave., Alichua
County "That's all we can afford"'
Community sponsor ed Halloween
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many of the approximately
90 chairs empty at the forum.
We have seven candidates
running for two einpty seats.
One of those candidates is
totally unknown outside of his
church, job and neighborhood.
But, in spite of this lack of
knowledge by the electorate,
there were vacant seats! If all
were filled it wouki represent
only 2.3 percent of the
The candidates . were
each given a chance at the
beginning to tell about
themselves: who they were;
hpw they have been involved
in the community. Each was
asked one question, drawn at
random from the questions
submitted by members of the
community. The others could
then have a chance to add
their Views on the questions,
but were not required to do
so. At the end, each candidate
was given a chance to tell
attendees why they should
get their vote. While it would
have been far better for each
candidate to have' to answer
each question, this format
gave us a chance to see how
willing the candidates were to
express their views, and how
much knowledge they have on
an issue. One candidate never
opened his mouth unless he
had -to: Eric May. Leaders
lead. Followers merely sit
back and wait to be told what
to do. If he has fresh ideas,
vie never got to hear them.
One of the questions
asked of those who seek a
seat on the commission -was
on a subject that ,the city
commission has no input or
control: whether water should
be allowed to be drawn from
our rivers. This issue is a
State issixe to be addressed
by the legislature or .the
water management district.
The question asked whether
the candidate endorsed the'
withdrawal of water. This is a
mom, apple pie and American
flag question; i.e., it is one that
will only illicit one response,-
"no!": which everyone
locally will endorse. Was it
any wonder that no one else
expressed a view? Our time
Mike Kearney got a
question that required no
thought-oil his part. It dealt
with the sale of alcohol in
the City. Since Mike started
the drive to allow such sales
on Sunday and that evolved
into whether. sales should be
allowed closer than (now)
500 feet to a church, it was an
easy answer for him. When
asked, since many of those
in attendance knew of the
history, a loud roar of laughter
Dean Davis seemingly
wants to take us back to
the "good ot' days" when
taxes were lower and City
government was smaller.
Of course what so many
don't realize is that the city
fire department had one full
time fire fighter; .the police
department was run by the
I'good ol' boys," the poor
community .was largely
ignored and there was no
sewer system, which greatly
limited growth and ecollonuc
Now that taxes are higher
people want them lower,
but still want the same level
of services (or pray that it
is their neighbor's house
that catches fire, and not
theirs). Taxes on commercial
property practically doubled
in the downtown area each
year between 2003 and
2007! The..county Property
Appraiser raised the value of
the property so, with the same
village rate, taxes went up.
When researching this several
years ago I was absolutely
shocked to discover this
unbelievable increase in
value. This, coupled with the
fact that it is the County's and
School Board's portions of
the tak bill that has increased
so much, now causes the
voters to want to rail against
city taxes. However, city
taxes are not the cause Dean
Davis is one:of those leading
the charge. Is it any wonder
considering that he owns one
pr more of those downtown
buildings? Apparently it is
his ex that is now being gored.
showed. their command of
the facts and issues. They
were the ones who spoke
out oil other candidate's
questions. Those who spoke
oixt and. gave facts during
their answers were: Ross
Ambrose, Jim Gabriel, and
Byran Williams. One would
expect that from incumbents.
Although Jessica Hall and
Dean Davis spoke out often,
they didn't seem to have
many facts backing up their
answers. Dean did a great
job giving the names of many
of the long time residents of '
High Springs, whether they
were dead of alive. In all
fairness to Mike Kearney, he
was.unable to attend uritil the
last approximately 15 ininutes
and had no chance to respond
to the other candidates'
What did we learn from
the foium? Nothing, unless
you were there! So, to those,
who couldn't attend or just
didn't care, to make an
informed vote and not one
based upon friendship or
the advice of a friend, go to
the blogs or websites of the
candidates. Most of them
have one. If not, find the
candidate, ask them questions,
and ask them to explain their
answer. Don't merely take
their stump speech. You don't
-have much time to do your
research. Your vote is very
important and should not be
based upon ignorance.
High Springs, Fla.
Continued on page A7
candidates that have put forth
good credentials. The two
incumbents need not to be
considered as, in my opinion,
they have represented the
citizens very poorly and
speculated with city funds on
the Pigg property.
Knowledge of the local
area is an advantage, being
appointed to an advisory
board, while commendable,
does not entitle you to have
an illusion of being a semi
As past commissioner
and mayor, I can envision a
period of money constraints
and wise conservative fiscal
policies will be necessary,
as it was several years ago
before the real estate boom.
Oversight of the actions of
the city manager and staE, in
spite of the Charter, should be
undertaken in order that the
the actions and cost involved,
as they are the eyes and ears
of the local taxpayer.
In view of the above, I
welcome you to join me in
voting for Eric May and Dean
John H. Hill
High 5 wings, Fla.
Ross Ambrose on different
volunteer projects over the last
five years and found him to
have many qualities of a good
leader. He is a very competent,
dependable, energetic, honest,
hardworking individual. He
is a caring listener, a capable
learner, a patietit teacher...
, I have seen him work with
a large group of people with
the same ease and finesse he
has with a small group. He
is diplomatic, displaying
common sense and respect for
others. He relates well to all
people,.young and old alike,
talking to each at their level.
Ross has the amazing
problem and solve it before if
becomes a real problem. He is
committed to a project until
completion., His willingness
to take on responsibility is
boundless. He always goes
the extra mile.
High Springs is on the
cusp of .change' and ivhethdr
you support continuation of
the status quo or planning
toivard a future of controlled
growth, Ross Ambrose is the
person to fill a seat on the High
Springs City Commission.
High Springs, Fla.
Support for Eric May
for IHgh Springs City .
Currently a freshman in
college, T have beensa iesidefit
ofHigh Springs sincetentered
eighth grade at High Springs
Community School. Having
been active in the community
(church member, volunteer,
previous inember and chair of
the Mayor's Youth Council of
High Springs, and a member
of the Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board), I have seen
how our city government
Despite the good nature
of our commissioners, it is
time for fresh ideas and a
change. Our government
has become bloated, trying
to offer services sometimes
unnecessary at .the expense
of the residents (and their
pockets), and it has also made
.poor financial decisions (the
house the city purchased for
its "road project", located
on the same road as my
do better, and that our money
can be spent in better ways.
Eric brings good values, good
ideas, a level head to the table,
and is willii1g to listen to what
the residents want, instead
of talking down to them, or
following his own agenda.
For these reasons, I endorse
Eric May for High Springs
High Springs, Fla.
Thoughts on the women's
club political forum
There are in excess of
3,800 registered voters in
High Springs, yet there were
To the Citizens of
Hawthorne, City Staff and
Thank you for the
opportunity and the privilege
to serve ,your City in the
capacity of Interim City
Manager. We accomplished
a lot in seven .months and
I could. not have done so
without the assistance of the
citizens, City stall and. the
Commission. I want to take
this oppoi-tunity to specifically
thank Brenda Cooper for her
sunny presence at, the front
desk and Pat Kitching, fot her
attention to detail and work
ethic. LakeshyMcGruder has
City Clerk position; I wish I
had placed her there earlier.
She has excellent supervisory
skills and I din confident she
will continue to shine. A very
special thank you has tm go
to Kelly Moosbrugger, there
isn't anything that girl cannot
do and do well. Hawthorne
owes a lot of what's righi
about (he City now to her,
Thanks also are due Clovis
Watson, Jr. and all of the City
ofAlachua staff that he put at
None of the accomplish-
ments of the last several
months would have been
possible without the vision of
Commissioners Roberts and
Carter. Former Mayor Roberts
was the lone voice in the wind
last year but she did not give
up until she got people to step
up and listen. She deserves
the lion's share of credit for
setting the City on the right
path. She set the agenda
and we worked together to
accomplish it. I think I finally
managed to get her list done.
Commissioner Carter also
showed great leadership ori
the Advisory Panel. .
is a wonderful addition to
the Commission. He has
great ener 22d creativity.
I admire that even if he does
assign way too thany items
on the City Managei's to do
list. (I regret to say I didn't
finish his.) Finally, I want to
thank Commissioner Carlton
and his ivife for their advice,
the history lessons:and their
friendship. till hate trouble
Carlton can remember exact
figures from years ago, but
mark .my words and don't
bet against him, foi you are
bound to lose.
And that brings me to the
people of this great little city. I
have grown very.fond of you.
I share your vision for the
future of Hawthorne, a stable
City government, a growing
tax base, tiew businesses and
shops. I will miss you and I
will be forever grateful for
yout unwavering support for
me and what I tried to do for
your-city. I thank you for your
cards and letters and telephone
calls. I know that many of
you are disappointed with the
Commission's Elecision, but
please do not let that keep you
from standing behind your
new manager: Help him keep
Hawthorne on theright path
so that your great -little 6ity
can reach the potential I know
it is capable of achieving.
Thank you andfipd bless.
Linda Rice Chapman
Support for May
Having lived in the city
of High Springs for over 20
years, I've seen our town grow
and develop in many ways.
As others have stated, this
year's election is important,
bitt every election should be.
After looking at all the
candidates, listening to what
they have to say and reading
accounts of their proposed
service to this community, I
will be giving Eric May one
of my votes.
the issues that face our
community; he recognizes,
that he's here to represent the
citizens to the government;
not the government to the
citizens. He's looking to
support city departments that
are vital to the well-being
of our town, not cut those
jobs. But mostly, Eric wants
to help make High Springs a
viable community where jobs
can be found, good growth is,
happening and the residents
feel like they have someone
on the .commission who is
looking out for them.
Remember to vote next
Tuesday inid vote for Eric
High Springs, Fla.
Support for 171ay .
As a .frequent visitor
to the lovely town of High
Springs, I appreciate its small
town charm and the beauty
it offers. Therefore I etidorse
Eric May for the position of
City Commissioner. It has
been a joy to get to know Eric
over the past several years and
I can assure the citizens of
High Springs that Eric May is
the reat candidate. With Eric
as your commissioner you can
expect the following:
Respect for the town's
history, realization that
he series the citizens, not
the other way around;
recommendations that are
\sell thought out :and not
Ikilolous; restraint with
regard to spending tax dollars;
reliable with his word, he tells
the truth; ready to serve the
good citizens of High Springs.
I respectfully endorse
the real candidate Eric
May for High Springs City
Vero Beach, Fla.
Support for Davis, May
This election is to be very
critical for the city of High,
Springs, especially in money
There are several
Support for Davis
I had the privilege of
serving the First United
Methodist Church of High
Springs for a period of five
years. It was there that I met
Dean and Elaine Davis, and
it was during that time that
Dean came to 'know Jesus
Christ as his personal Savior.
Even after moving on to other
fields of service, I kept up
with the Davis family through
In all that time, I have
observed a inazi of integrity
and honesty. Death's ethics are
impeccable, and he remains a
- committed :Christian. He is
. the kind of person who puts
what is (fght ahead of what
is expedient whether or .not
it's politically advantagepub
or politically correct. Ihaire
always known Dean Davis
as a.man of his, word. If hg
says something or makes a
promise, you can bank on it.
And, he loves his
hometownof High Springs.
It's been his home for many
years and before that the
home of his parents. Having
learned of his ruining
for the High Springs City
Commission, I felt compelled
to write as one who has
known him as a friend for a
long time and formerly as his
.pastor. His servant's heart has
led him to this decision, and
I believe that the people of
High Springs would be served
well to elect Dean Davis. You
will get a statesman, not just a
Rev. Dr. Frank Seghers
Support for Ambrose
I have worked with
ALACUA OUNY TDAY OCA NES TURSAY, c~oER 9, 009A7
NOTICE OF MEETING
BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE CITY OF
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing
on a proposed Site Plan on November 10, 2009 at
6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by Fetner
Engineering, agent for Upland Properties ofNCF, Inc.,
owner, for consideration of a Site Plan consisting of
a proposed light industrial OHice/warehouse building
COntaining a total of d-9,000 square feet. The 3-1.00
acie site is known as Lot 1 of Upland Industrial Park
and is located.south of U.S. Highway 441 and west of
NW 101st Drive. FLUM: Industrial; Zoning: Light and
Warehouse Industrial; Tax Parcel No. 05964-002-001.
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At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all
interested parties may appear.and be heard with respect
to thedproposed Site Plan. Copies of theproposed Site
Plan are available for public inspection at.the Planning
and Community Development Department, 15100 NW
142 Terrace, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the Friday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on
the proposed Site Plan may be sent to the following
address: City ofAlachus, Planning and Community
Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616.
Notice is giveft pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made.at
these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record
of .the proceedings. It will be y1our responsibility to
ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons
avith a disability requiring.reasonable accommodation
in order to participate-in this meeting shoulicall the
City Clerk af (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours
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Laurie dostello, Rosemarie Asianian, Norita Davis, Frank
Mayot Roberta Lopez, Agnes Sparks, Virginia Roth,
and, Del Meliti, Helen Stephens.
code and will house a central space with movable seating
for up to approximately 250. A stage will accommodate
performances, while a food service area, restrooms, offices
and an entrance lobby will complete the interior.
Broadly conceived, the multipurpose community center
will be a gathering, place for town meetings, workshops
and classes, indoor recreation for adults and children,
elderly programs, teen activities, theatrical and musical
performances, club activities, arts/crafts, wedding and
reumons, crisis outreach, and more. The community center
will create community and bring meaning andconnectedness
throughout the area. .
Archer Vice Mayor Lopez encourages everyone to step
up to the plate and help to make this facility usable.
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NOTICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
FOR RESIDENTS OF LINCOLN GARDENS
ON.PLANNED DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
THISSDA NOVEMBER 5, 2009 -- 6:00 PM
CLEATilER HATHOOCK COMMUNITY CENTER
TheCityofAlathuaalong witfitheprojectei1gineerand generalcontractorwillbehosting
an informational meeting for the residents of Lincoln Gaulens. The purpose of the meeting
will be to explain upcoming drainage improvements planned for the neighborhood and to
advise residents on the construction schedule.
The meeting wi} held on thursday,. November 5, 2009 at 6 PM in the
Cleather Hathcock Community Center located at 15818 NW 140th Street. .
For more information please contact Alachua City TYall at 386 418-6100.
(Published: Alachua County Today October 29, 2009)
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Saturday, Nov. 14
Capital Campaign to benefit Archer
ARCHER The Archer High School
Restoration Development Committee and ,
the City of Archer kicked off another Capital
Campaign at the historical home (1873) of a
Frank and Debra Ogborn where more than
100 guests showed up. The funds raised av ill
go toward the restoration and the completion
of Phase 11 for the Archer Community Center
Auditorium. City of Archer Vice Mayor
Roberta Lopez has spearheaded this project
from Day pne and dreants daily of making this
a gathering place where everyone can come
Initially the bid to restore the old building
went out in 2005 and came back at $955,000.
It was a time when the building industry L-R: Mayor
and materials hit a high. With the support Lopez, Vice
of Alachua County, the citizens, businesses, David Sistr
corporate and State of Florida historic
grants, mord than $650,000 in-kind And cash .
was raised to support the project. The committee has set
a goal to raise .another $200,000 and plans to start Phase
II construction again in February 2010; Phate II includes
plumbing and electrical and much more.
Archer has no gathering place no place where all ages,
all races, all faiths, all economic levels, all interests can
come together and create community around shared events:
civic, social, recreational, cultural, interfaith gatherings,
reunions or ceremonies.
The Plan is-to renovate the historic Archer High School
Gymnasium (a WPA facility built circa 1937) and its
surrounding five acres.
Maintaining the gymnasium's historic appearance and
dimensions, the interior and exterior will be brought up to
LETTERS TO' THE EDITOR*
Support for Byrah Williams they approved a sensible,
Byran's primary cost conscious, stable budget.
qualification is an energetic The. budget was balanced;
motivator for community it insured two critical
improvement projects. His departments- fire and police-
current efforts include:' were -sufficiently funded, and
stocking a free food bank for the budget delivered a surplus.
households whose primary Byran's stand on
bread winner is distressed; preserving the City's natural
donating u his time and beauty is-to be applauded. No
resources to a community eco-systern can be sustained
day care center for children; if it is continually assaulted.
assisting senior citizens with The Florida aquifer system
transportation needs and is tinique in the world. The
working to have restrooms beauty of local plants and the
installed at a public park that scenic magic of woodlands
provide a clean safe place for around the City starts with the
families to gather. abundant pure water resource.
As a sitting Commissioner, The system will be damaged if
he worked with other we pump2thousand of gallons
Commissioners to help the of water at time-out of the
City adhere to sound fiscal ground continually. It does not
poli and hold back any matter, whether the wells are
increase in City property tax. two miles or 20 miles apart.
Although the Commission Commissioner William's
reevaluated and rechecked warning to le:ive the system
its own decisions, in the end in tact should be seriously
considered. The City's name
-High Sibrings- denote the
Byran has an impressive
service resume with the city;
In six years of service to High
Springs, he has. served as
, Mayor and currently serves as
Vice-Mayor. He concurrently
sits as President of the High
Springs Ministerial Alliance
and The High Springs
Association. His only
extended leave from the city
was for a term in the United
States Army. He is a local
business owner. Finally, he
speaks most proudly of his
11 year stewardship of Mount
Carplel, United Methodist
High Springs, Fla.
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is seventh leading state for aquaculture in U.S., but Alachua County trails
for the water, aind the tough liners that have and live off the water gorging with nutrients
to protect the water from seeping through that are pumped to them by gravity from ,
Alachua County's sandy soil. several 2,000 gallon tanks below them. '
"You wouldn't need (lined) if you had "People like this because this is really M
the clay soil like in Georgia," Bass said. "But organic, he. said. "When [customers] first
without them in our sandy soil, you'd look touch the fish, it's alit e; they know it hasn't . ? 8
around and your pond would be empty in a been in a warehouse for hours or on a dock. Y :- -
few days." It's a comfort zone they see with tl1e fresh ..
The Food and Agriculture Organizsition vegetables, too."
of the IJruted Nations reported that farm Chezum wouldn't say that he could
raised fish are set to count for halfofthe fish make a living otY the Talapla alone, but it
consumed by the human population, and adds tp the busmess of-raising-meat sheep,
Bass said because of that trend he is confident building birdhouses, making jewelry and
in a profit. He plans to raise his fish for selhng vegetables, appropnately all under his
sale to individuals and restaurants for food business name Nature's Profit. ..a , E, J
and to breeders for forage food. something But he did sal depending on the season TRACEYMCMANUS/AlachuaCountyToday
Chapman echoed as being the nght track. and demand, he could get up to 53 per pound High Springs resident Russ Chezum
"Go to any restaurant and look at the for older fish bought for food and 55 per has been involved in aquaculture for
catch of the day, and it will say Tilapial pound for younglish.uhich are mostly uied six years, raising. organic vegetables
Chapman said. --That's not a wild fish, it'# a by breeders. His business feeds a market of that recebre nutrients from 2,000 gallon
farm raised fish. Because of that, I get it all individuals and oriental restaurants looking tanks teeming with Tilapia.
the time, farmers wanting advice on how to for 'High Springs raised fish.' Without a regulated greenhouse like
farm those fish." His costs are low since he avoided Chezum Bass will have to work harder come
And with six years of aquaculture under Alachua Cottuty's requirements for fish winter to keep his frost-sensitive fish warm
his belt, High Springs resident Russ Chezum farming permits because he used above enottgh to stay alive. Buthe's willing to do the
has apparently already caught on. ground tanks, instead of digging in the work, maybe even to catch Alachua County
Nearly 5,000 ofChezum's fish under the ground., Alachua County Senior Planner up to the rest of the state that is seventh in the
shelter of a greenhouse work in a complex Jerry Brewington said those below ground country for aquaculture production.
system of trading and sharing nutrients with ponds are subject to reviews by two county "It's a hell of a lot more work than I
flourishing vegetables. The above-ground boards and a $4,ob0 special exception fee. thought it would be, to say the least," Itass
troughs of Tilapia ,feed their nitrate-rich Chezum said he has had it relatively said. "But I wouldn't be in it if I didn't think
water through pipes to tomatoes, peppers easy, with just two visits per year from state I could make something."
and other vegetables that rest in neat planters inspectors who make sure his fish can't 4 4 4
above them escape to nearby water and pollute the wild E-mail email@example.com
Chezum said the vegetables have no dirt, species.
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Alachya County Today -
Alachita City Manager Clotis
Wats Jr. recent completed
a lea rship program .at Harvard
University.iohn F. Kennedy School
of Government and Executive
Education. Watson was accepted
into the highly competitive
leadership for the 21st Century
program which entailed a rigorous
curriculum that chief executives
atid leaders around the world
attended. He finished the progium
oil Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 after
successfully conipleting the 53-
hour course workload.
According to Harvard.
University, Leadership for the 21st
Century is "a provocative progratn
that introduces a set of conceptual
frameworks and a unique teachmg*
method designed to challenge your
fundamental assumptions about
how you can courageously and
effecti -ely exercise leadership and
authors during difficedr times.,.
HaNard quickly recognized the
leadership abilities of Watson
and selected hint to be one of the
few program facilitator for his
I was very humbled to
attend Harvard Umversity with
such scholars but also felt very
comfortable in that sertmg,
because I really have a love
.and thirst for laiowledge?' said
Watson. "I quickly understood
\vb} the program msistsyoudonot
bring day-to-day work activities
with you, because the nature of the
curriculum is incredibly imense
Harvard hved up to its
reputation of providing a rigorous
curriculum and challenging
conceits and ideas, explained
Watson. It was demanding, but
moredibly rewarding. -I. enjoyed
every aspect of the course and
challenges that came with it. I
intend to exercise a great deal
of What I learned at Harvard
is the areas of leadership and
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with the Eighth Jildiciil Circuit
Court. The trial courtruledthe case
knoot because the documents had
been handed over
Judge Charles J. Kahn Jr.
said he was concerned that the
City ivould continue to withbold
documents past critical dates, and
ordinary citizens would be left in
the dark with no possible reritedy,
but Smith said the City has already
Little said the City never
admitted its guilt before
Wednesday oral arguments, but
he said the issue was not moot
because the court needs to let other
cines know that such public records
laws exist and are enforceable.
As of Wednesday night, no
decision had been made by the
By BRYAN.BOUKAlH Little took his argument a
Today Reporter stegi further, saying it was another
violation of public records laws
GAINESVILLE-Although the and public meetings laws for
City of Alachua recently unveiled .the commission to approve
a new public records kiosk to the Canvassing Board minutes
promote access to City.documents through a consent agenda, which
some area activists recently made prevented the public from seeing
their case before an appeals court to the documents until after thef were
gainlegalrecognitionofpastpublic aliployed. Little said his clients
records mistakes made by the City. were seeking reimbursement of
During a First District Court of attorney's fees and costs
Appeal (DCA) hearing Wednesday Attorney Rod Smith, who
at the University of Florida Levm represented the City of Alachua,
College of Law, Professor and acknowledged that the deputy
Attorney Joe Little, representing city clerk's refusal to turn over
political activists Charles Grapski minutes prior to the commission
and Michael Canney, argued for meeting was a mistake, but Smith
the reversal of a trial court decision argued that the Canvassing Bhard
made in favor of the City of minutes were a small volume of
Alachua records compared to the thousands
Little argued that the City of f documents already provided o
laws in 2006 when the deputy city Smith also noted that thd City
clerk refused to turn ovei- minutes gave Grapski ,and Canney the
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headway in Alachua County like it has in
the areas such as the panhandle where many
farmers have embraced the aquaculture. Still,
Bass and other traditional banners are hoping
to make their mark in aquaculture industry.
"Diversity, you need diversity," Bass
said. "Everyone is drawing at strings to make
a profit these days, and if there's enough
money in fish farming, you're going to be
It's.a sector that University of Florida
associate professor of aquaculture Dr. Frank
Chapman said he is seeing more fitrmers gain
interest in, but then just don't take action. He
said the world's supply of seafood is burning
farming, and local growers are noticing.
"We're eating more seafood, and we're
importing more seafood, and people find
out there is a market there," said Chapman,
adding he gets waves of calls from farmers
curious about adding fish to their traditional
crops.."Farmers need water for their crops
anyway, so iftheyneed it why not integrate it
with aquaculture, because they need to pump
But Chapman said without a strong team
of suppliers and distributors in Alachua
County, farmers are often discouraged before
they evembegin, front the thought of tackling
processing costs alone.
And that's not somethjn Bass hasn't
thought of }Ie winces at the hst of costs
from feed for 200,000 fish that eat twice a
day, to testing supplies, a ventilation system
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no sidewalks, walk on the
side facing traffic.
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New Oak Grove Baptipt Church
Sunday School 10 a.1n. '
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New St. Mary Missionary
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Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Paistor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School9:30 a.m.
Moming Worship 11 a.m.-1st, 2nd, 3nl Sunday
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St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
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Nursery provided for all services.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION TI4URSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
That's certainly not the
person we meet in Luke,
the Gentile physician, or
Saint Luke, the Christian
Luke meets us head on
in our life and challenges
us to see who he really
was.. Are .you a person
who has selflessly given
yourself to work for others
ii1 a profession that requires
training, education, and
expericiace? So. was
Luke. .Are you a person
who was raised to think
about the meaning I of
history, philosophy, and
politics? So was Luke.
Are you a person who sees
patriotism as the duty of all
citizens of .a great country
founded on principle ,and
sacrifice? So was Luke.
do you still feel that there
is something more to life
than a university degree,
a respectable vocation,
and patriotism? In your
more reflective moments
do you realize that there's
something greater, that
there's a life with meaning?
This is who we meet in
Luke the Gentile physician.
, Those who followed
Jesus Christ 16ft something
behind, but it wasn't their
humanity, it was the anxiety
that drove them to search
for ultimate meaning during
their struggles in tife. Luke
was educated. Lxike was a
self-sacrificilig viorker on
behalf of humanity. He,
remained a believer .in an
earthly kingdom and the
glory that fills the earth in
a human who could give
peace to the world. Luke
knew it was within himself
to provide ineaning or hope
to a world that was in a
At some point Luke
the physician had an
encounter, a divine
appointment with Jesus
Christ. What is important
for us to understand is that
Luke heard the Gospel of
Jesus Christ and believed.
Remember that God also
encounters us in Himself,
in His own person, and He
does not leave it to chance
that ive will read ourselves
into the truths that must be
khown and believed.
Saint Luke is a
memorable exaniple of a
man who brought his entire
life, his full humanity,
mind, heart, and body,
into the light of truth. And
when he did this, his job
hasn't changed; it was
elevated from physician
of bodies to physician of
bodies and souls. Saint
Luke's education wasn't
lost; it was elevated to
see history and the rising
and falling of kingdoms
as 'being temporary and at
best an imperfect model for
the true Kingdom of Jesus
In each of our lives we
will meet somebody whose
presence changes the
course of our life. It may
be a parent, a teacher, a
priest, or a person we date,
but these meetings are the
hallmarks of our lives. We
can look back and wonder
who we be if it hadn't
been for the influence of
a particular life-changing
these pivotal moments are
ordered by the good will of
God on our behalf.
Scripture tells how one
man's life was changed by
such a divinely appointed
meeting. Saint Luke was an
educated man in one of the
oldest and most respected
professions known. His
life was given to the service
was self-sacrificing in how
he looked after those in
need. He was a physician,
Some historical facts
suggest he was also an artist
whose work hangs in one
of Rome's oldest churches.
t h o s e
This is where
we can see
work ing ,
s.t ru g glin g,
thin k ing ,
Luke was a
was raised to
believe in, all
kinds of gods.
He was also
a citizeix of
to believe in
the glory of
k ing dom
THE VEN. JOHN E.
AII Saints Anglican
A parish of the
great alue in honoring
an Emperor as a god on
earth.. Educated as a
physician, Luke would
have been trained in more
than biology or anatomy;
he'd have been taught the
importance of knowing
history, philosophy, and
and confronting the same
the same joys as we do
today, It doesn't inspire us
if we think of the people
who followed Christ as
religious zealots who
avoided contact with others
in the name of Jesus Christ.
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that City Council of
the City of Waldo will
consider the following
and final reading on
November 10, 2009, at
7:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as may be
heard, at the Yerkes,
you are required to serve
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RODRIG U E Z, clo
Margaret M. Stack,
Esq uire, 408 West
University Avenue, Sute
110-B, Gainesville, FL.
32601, Attorney for
Petitioner, on or before
November 30, 2009 and
file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at 201
East University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL. before
service on the Petitioner
or immediately thereafter.
if you fail to do so, a
default may be entered
against you for the
relief demanded in the
Copies of all court
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cause, including orders,
of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review
these documents upon
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A copy of the proposed
ordinance is available
for public inspection at
City Hall, 14655 Kennard
Street, Waldo, Florida,
during regular business
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testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
to be based.
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reached the little bed that a .si E'.entually all was quiet on them. The two men thing.
n.uled to diewall. Sound the.Arabia as people went to introduced themselves.'fhe Finally, Johnny calked
asleep, he did not hear th.: bed. But inst :.r midmghr, gambler said his name was about going west in the gold
gende lap of the water Tob\ was awakened by a loud Johnny Waters. rush to Caliform,<.
slapping ag.unst the boat, noise. Situng up in bed, he in the beauty of the night, Taking his pouch from his
Because the water was low, heard the noise again. It while the river floated by, pocket, the gambler showed
the captain did not run at seemed to come from just Toby and his father hstened a handful of gold nuggets.
night. The river was always outside the little room where to some exciting stories. A Each one had been cut so it
full of danger which could he and his father were fine storyteller, Johnny told would weigh exactly I ounce.
not easily be seen. The most sleeping. abour pirates and gunlights. This, he said, was his
dangerous things were oki Quierly, he slippcJ out of it u ca-- to see that Johnny gambling money
tree trunks that were slu.:1 on bed and ivalked out onto the. 10 ed being on the river. But Toby thought the leather
the reserbed. These were deck. Nothing ass moving 101.> was surprised when pouch was beautiful. It was
calkd snags. Many snags lay except the water. It was Johnny said that the river decorated with red, where and
just below the surface of the beautiful out on the water. could talk. blue beads, and was full of
water. If a boat passed over Toby sat doma in an old chair gold nuggets.
them, the snags could rear a to watch the river. But just as -
hole in the hull of the boat. he gor comfortable, Toby
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did not travel at night unless his direction.
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1,500 sq. ft.
$1,000 per month
Hwy 441 nearProgress Corporate Park Alachua, FL
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A diamond in the rough. Spacious
3BR 2BA ranch home with spacious eat
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car carport, storage building on almost 6
cres of0B aia grass pasture. $199,900
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