Title: Franklin county chronicle
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Title: Franklin county chronicle
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Publisher: Tom W. Hoffer
Place of Publication: Eastpoint, FL
Publication Date: September 28, 1992
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Volume 1 Number 2 28 September 1992



will of the


by Rene Topping

The starting of a sensible animal
control program, with an animal
control officer is being widely
lauded throughout the county. It
began to look as if the dream, long
ago begun by a precious few vol-
unteers, and later helped by the
residents of the total county, is
about to come true. The state of
the art shelter, bought with the
efforts of the residents of Franklin
County is presently filled to the
brim with animals. The animal
control officer, Earl Whitfield, is
gaining appreciation and respect
from people in all areas to which
he has been called. However,
unless adequate funding is some-
how found the shelter will have
to be shut down as of October 1.
Franklin County Humane Socid-
t president Jane Cox says, The
umane Society began te effort
to build a shelter over six years
ago. Residents from all over Fran-
pitched in, demonstrating
their belief in the necessity of
humane control of the animal
problem. It didn't matter be it the
judge, high sheriff, attorney, state
worker, veterinarian, store owner,
doctor, butcher, baker or even
.candlestick maker--they all. oo
2 their chilly turn --the.F uane
Society booth. As dollar by dollar
the money was raised."
"The people of Lanark Village
bought endless rolls of raffle tick-
ets. The Alligator Point Taxpay-
ers contributed funds. At any
outdoor function in Carrabelle the
Humane Society volunteers and
friends pushed ticks on seafood,
dolls, jewelry, paintings, gourmet
baskets and anything to make a
dollar. And the people responded
and the dollars began to add up."
The people of Eastpoint were
unmatched in their contribution
of money, time, and materials.
On St George Island they ran,
and continue to run te
Bow-Wow Ball. There have been
fish frys, and volley ball touna-
ments, all devoted to raising the
roof on a shelter.
In Apalachicola, the merchants
contributed articles for auctions
and the people turned out to pay
money for a chili dinner. They
bought stuffed toy manatees, in
greater numbers than those exist-
ing in the waters of South Flor-
ida, to buy the block for the shel-
ter walls. Fred Ebel and Don
Howard, have spent almost every
weekend in the past year and a
half out at the shelter, nailing and
plumbing. And the list goes on.
All these things have given the
people of Franklin County the
right to say that they now want to
see that shelter used. They have a
vested interest and their support
of the fund raising also shows
their support of the program as a
whole. The members of the FCHS
are standing ready to give the
keys to the facility on a one dollar
a year basis, our only contingency
being that a funded program is in
place under one head."

"At this point the members of the
FCHS and the PCACA are pin-
ning all our hopes on a last min-
ute appeal to the Franklin County
Commission on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 22, when the final public hear-
ing on the county budget will be
held. We feel sure that the com-
missioners will find the way, and
the people of this county will not
be denied this vital program."
The shelter, which is located on
C65 immediately south of the
Franklin County Jail has facilities
for dogs, cats and wild animals if
need be. It is fully equipped with
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holding pens and has facilities to
board animals in the event of an
out break of rabies. There is also
an outside drop-off pen to house
animals being brought in by
people rather than abandoning
them to the streets.
Animals are carefully logged in
and will be available for inspec-
tion by anyone wanting to adopt.
No animal will be released from
the shelter without provision
being made for spaying or neu-
tering, this being the only way to
steri the flooded of unwanted ani-
mals that increases each year. with
advent of the breeding seasons.
The animals will be kept in a dean,
humane fashion until they are
either re-claimed by their own-
ers, adopted out to new owners,
or humanely euthanised. There
have not been, nor will there be
wide spread county "sweeps" as
a part of the control program, The
Officer will respond to calls.
Among the calls already an-
swered have been a call from
Carrabelle High School for re-
moval of a dog snapping at chil-
dren and teachers, complaint by
neighbors on a dog cage creating
odor problems to the extent that
the people involved felt they had
to come to their commission for
relief, stray dogs in all areas creat-
ing problems of traffic control,
neighborhood problems and trav-
eling in dangerous packs. Other
calls have been animals in front of
food stores in last stages of sick-
ness, stray cats preventing owned
animals from using their own
yard, dead dogs, and barking
dogs, not allowing neighbors to
sleep. And the calls continue as
more people learn that help is at
To the eyes of some, the members
of the County Commission, who
dole out the money at budget time,
do not seem to see this program
as high priority for the county,.
And without adequate funding
the members of the Society real-
ize that the county will only be
creating a many-headed monster
with te divided program they
are proposing.
Established as a group in 1983,
the FCHS have proceeded in a
steady and unwavering battle to
establish the humane treatment
of animals in the county. Their
first president, Anita Lawhon, set
the tone of the group as she stated
the aims of the Society was to end
the unnecessary suffering of ani-
mals and build a sensible pro-
gram of animal control. Succeed-
ing presidents, Kristin Andersen,
Rene Topping, and Dr. Stephen
Gross kept up the impetus of the
original goal.
Today, Jane Cox, the fifth presi-
dent of the group says, "It is not
our, (the Humane Society's) fault
if the shelter cannot stay open. It
is not our fault if we cannot have
an animal control officer. We
pledged to the county that our
Continued to page 2
Animal Control




167 VOTE





Starting nearly two hours late,
the annual St. George Plantation
Owners' Association was called
to order at 11 a.m., Saturday, 5
September 1992, in the presence
of nearly 200 homeowners and
lot owners, many of whom
brought proxies to the meeting
which brought spirited discus-
sion, occasional debate, and some-
times angry responses. As the
agenda unfolded with labored
grinding because contract details
or budget items were not pub-
lished on handouts, the member-
ship discussed issues, marked
paper ballots, and moved into a
tour hour session ending about
3 p.m.
The proposed settlement with
Gene Brown was approved by a
vote of 477 to 12, following stimu-
lated debate regarding options the
Association had in this litigation
with the former developer of the
Plantation. Many asserted that a
deadline of 5 pam. that afternoon
amounted to having "a gun held
to their head" in reaching a con-
sensus. Mr. Gary Anton presented
a generalized status report about
the Brown lawsuits and others,
citing settlement agreements in
the last two years. The tally of
voting is presented in a separate
story including a list of all issues
and their outcomes.
Days earlier, a few members re-
ceived flyers warning that prop-
erty owner's values may be in
"serious jeopardy due to several
proposals by the present Associa-
tion Board of Directors!" This
material warned that there were
proposed additional fees for lot
owners who wished to buildup
to $2,000 beginning 1 January
1993. Also, the flyer continued,
there were to be "more fees for
those who wish to rent their
homes, saying that "the present
Continued to column
4, this page

board's posture toward rental
investments is reflected in its crea-
tion of a Rental Task Force, which
has the mission of creating extra
charges against those owners who
rent property."
.Apparently the message was not
lost on the Board of Directors ei-
ther. President Tom Royal opened
the Annual meeting with a state-
ment, citing the hysteria gener-
ated by the above-cited flyer. He
said, in part, "...Those of you who
seldom have a chance to attend
their Board meetings during the
course of a year may be very
concerned and anxious today
about what has been going on
and what will happen today.
Frankly, if I were in your place
and received a mailing that began
quote "alert Your property val-
ues may be in serious jeopardy,"
end quote I would be concerned
as well.
I've owned property here since
1985, and up until last year all that
time was spent overseas or in the
northeast. I remember my fears
and concerns over accusations
contained in newsletters, and
dissension in the Board that re-
sulted in dissident mailings with
cartoons in previous years. This
Board has used its best efforts all
ear to regularly inform the mem-
bership of policy decisions and to
provide for the first time open
forums for mature discussion of
differences of opinion in hopes
that this would eliminate the dis-
sension we have all experienced
or saw in the past Unfortunately,
it appears there are still a few
people who prefer launch assaults
on the Board, claiming that Direc-
tors are nothing more than a few
old cronies intoxicated with their
own power and special agendas.
It begins to look like this (the
Continued to page 2








Tommy Bevis, at the Carrabelle City
Commission Meeting 9 September 1992
The continuing tensions between the Timber Island project leased
to Tommy Bevis and Associates, called the "Whiteline site", and the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority, rose to the surface at the 9
September City Commission meeting when Mr. Bevis asked the
Commission to review requests for a 50-ton travel lift, a fueling
facility, an increase of boat slips, and a boat ramp for his boat
building facility on Timber Island. The Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority previously disapproved these requests on 13 August

The city Commission similarly disapproved the requested items
despite Bevis' statements that "...these are items we need in order
to survive." Mr. Bevis pointed out that the recently approved Port
Authority budget included income from the Bevis and Associates
projectsbut he would not be able to provide those funds "...without
a chance to grow...".

Bevis said, "one of the things that we need is to put in a travel lift.
A...lift would be adjacent to the existing set of railways that is there
now. The site was permitted for two sets of railways. The second
set was not built because there was not enough money...The reason
for the travel lift..is to pick the boats out of the water, you take them
away from the water to work on. From an environmental stand-
point, it's a much better way to work on boats... We leased enough
land in the beginning to put in a boatyard. We have cleared the
land, made arrangements to put the boats up there to be worked on.
The situation we're in, as far as creating jobs, we can create addi-
tional jobs, and more jobs, if we have a way of putting more boats
up on the upper area to work on... When you can only take one boat
out of the water at a time and work on it and put it back in the water,
you only have room for a certain number of people to work around
one boat. With a travel lift, you can move ten, 15, or 20 boats up,
inland, and therefore you can have more people working on the
boats at one time. In this area, there is not a 50-ton travel lift A 50-
Continued to page 2
Bevis V. Port Authority


Carleton Wathen, conducting Carrabelle
City Commission on 9 September 1992


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Page 2, The Franklin County Chronicle,

September 28, 1992



Canaveral Submerged Land Rent
Bevis & Associates Inc.
Bevis & Associates Inc. (Building Rent Economic Dev.)
Total Income/Reserves/Balances

Economic Development Account
S.S. Medicare & W.H. Estimate
Gene Langston
Telephone Estimate
Electric (Sewer Plant Est.)
Surety Bond (Port Authority Members) Est.
Flood Insurance (Timber Island Building) Est.
Errors & Omissions' Insurance
Reserved for Balances Forward and/or Renewal and
Replacement Fund,
Total Expenses/Balances/Transfers to R & R Fund

ADOPTED by the Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority in
assembled on August 13, 1992.





regular meeting

APPROVED by the Carrabelle City Commission in regular meeting assembled
oh September 9, 1992.
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The Society has continued to C.ox went onto say mar, t seerr
protest the division of duties to us that some of the commit
pointing out to the commission sioners seem to have the perce
that their own ordinance 88-4 tion that there is no real need fo
provided that the duty of rabies animal control in our counb
control and dog bite reporting be Commissioner Mosconis has sai
the duty of the animal control publicly that he feels this is only
officer. They feel that it would be part time job and can be handle
easier for the public to have one easily by someone assigned i
number to call for any problems needed. This despite the fact tha
relating to animals, and quite the man hired by the PCACA wh
possibly cheaper. The health has been kept continuously bu
department had in the past tabu- since he started work sever,
lated dog bites. The ordinance weeks ago. He further stated th
requires that dog bites be reported he personally had never receive
to the health department as a part any calls on animal problems."
of the functioning of doctors,
veterinarians and any one in- "Yet, a valiant Apalachicola vc
evolved in animal control. In unteer, Betty Rickards, has spend
addition, when questioned as to much of her time, energy and h
the number of dog bite cases re- money on caring for animals. Sl
ported the last year, 1989/90 that has responded to literally hu
the Health Department was han- dreds of calls from citizens ov
dling there~ Janice Hicks, Health, ,, the years giving unselfishly
Department Finance Officer; herself. We commend her mo
stated that they had done 38 in- highly for her compassion
vestigationsr"of dog bites. ....--However we feel it essential th
we point out that the commission
The Society expresses the belief does not expect the private ci
that the PCACA a group set up by zen to go out and collect the
county ordinance 94-4, consist- own garbage. They are not e
ing of fivemembers to be a county pectedto ocean the streets or f
commissioner, a representative the potholes. They pay taxes
from the Sheriffs office and a the county and in return expe
member of the Franklin County services. One citizen who lives
Humane Society, is a well thought St. George said that the reside
out group, who would be the most of that island area expect to p
efficient, to handle the affairs of taxes but in return they expect
the animal control program. They get services. The residents of t
have successfully hired an ani- Island support the animal co
mal control officer, Earl Whitfield, trol. Support has been forthcoo
who has already been hard at ing from the Taxpayers Assoc
work in all parts of the county. tion. There have been resolution
of support from both the Car
One of the questions raised by belle area Chamber of Comme
County Clerk R.P. Rivers was the and the Apalachicola Chamber
fact that the shelter is built on Commerce in support of fund*
land that was donated by the Both of these ties have alrea
county to the Humane Sdciety. pledged some funding for t
Cox responded by saying, "the program."

Animal Control,
continued from page

Kwiy H Pa!'oi
society would build an animal
shelter, and we have done it.
While the shelter was being con-
structed volunteers took endless
animals to shelters in Panama City
and TaUahassee, and. in effect
provided animal control for theK
county. Members fostered ani-
mals tobe adopted and found
loving homes for many of them.
They. helped formulate a rabies
control ordinance which created
an animal control authority, who
are presently running a success-
ful ogram. Now when the
handsof the dock on this goal
sand at one minute till midnight,
the Franklin County Comission-
ers say, "It's not our fault we don't
have the money."
Up to now the commission has
otfered that two m n be assigned
frm .the public works, speifi-
cally from the garbage depart-
ment to on demand, pick up
oanif~als, during a 40 hour-
M dyFriday week That part
of the pogim would be under
the diret supervision of Prentis
Crui; director of public works.
The Society ass, "who will feed
.and Care for the animals at the
shelter?"-. The answer from the
commission was a tentative offer
of a possible $10,000 to maintain
the shelter. The commission then
proceeded to tentatively give
15,000 .to the Franklin County
Health Dtepartment to provide
tabulat of dog or other animal
bites and to work rabies surveil-

shelter .was built by the efforts of
the members and other friends
with the sole purpose of being an
animal shelter for use by the
county. Our only problem at this
point in time is that the program
be funded properly and be prop-
erly supervised. When we can
see this happening our members
have already decided that the
shelter be leased to the county on
a $1.00 a year basis."

Bevis V. Port Authority continued from
page 1
ton travel will handle probably 90-95% of the boats in this area.
That is not a service that is available at this time; something that we
would like to do. Something that we feel like the area can use. We
feel like it would attract more boaters into the area because the
service is available."

Reflections of some very basic but differing views about the "rights"
of each of the parties in the lease agreement between the State and
Carrabelle Port Authority (as trustee) on one side, and Bevis and
Associates, Inc. on the other side were obvious in the statements
made by various parties at the Commission meeting.

Carleton Wathen, Mayor Pro Tempore, stated: "I think that every-
body here has a right to comment on this, don't they attorney?...I
think everything you got down there, 50-ton travel lift, etc....You
are asking us to agree to run into competition with other people,
where they're spending their earned cash money and you're not
You're on our property. The state's property....You don't pay any
taxes whatsoever over there."

But another party pointed out that it would be a good service to
have the lift available locally. Carleton responded, "I don't doubt
that one bit. But what I'm getting at this. (Louder). He is running
in competition with private enterprise with our money. That ain't

Another: "It may be but it is a service we need in Carrabelle...where
shrimpers draw six-feet of water."

Bevis: "One of the members of the Port Authority made the
recommendation that I be allowed to put in a travel lift. Another
member of the Port Authority seconded the motion."

Wathen: When was this?

Bevis: Last Port Authority meeting (13 August). Another member
of the Port Authority said I do not want him (Bevis) to have one. The
person who made the motion withdrew the motion and they voted
against it.

Tommy Loftorn What was the purpose...Why did the Port Author-
p. ity not want a 50-ton travel lift...?
y. Wathen: Go ahead and tell him.
a Webster: Need to look at the minutes..."...I want to address one of
d these items. I am not trying to step on anybody's toes or cause any
a problems to anybody, but one of the items on here...I think the City
o Commission needs to be aware of...and that's number three. When
we were originally negotiating this sublease and we went and
al looked at the DRI (Development Order), there is an original sketch
at that shows the piers to be 12 boat slips. The sketch that was with the
d DRI as approved appears to have possibly 15 boat slips. When we
were negotiating this sublease, it was discussed..and I don't know
,- howclear it is in the sublease, but at least on my part it was intended
nt to give Mr. Bevis the use of the number of boat slips that were
er indicated on the DRI. The only reason there's not 15 boat slips over
he there right now is that when the Port Authority was making im-
n- provements to the water front, there was not enough money to
er build all 15 boat slips. I think that under the DRI, there are 15 boat
o slips allocated to the property that ilevis has subleased, and the Port
at Continued topage 4Bevis V. Port .Authority



"At this point," Cox went on, "it
now seems to the people who are
fighting for a program the onus
has shifted to the citizens to in-
form their commissioners. There
must be an outcry from the popu-
lation to let them know what you
want. Call, write, or see your
commissioner. Members of the
Society are being buttonholed by
people every day of the week

wanting to know about continu-
ation of the recently started pro-
gram. We are saying "Don't tell
us-tell it to the commission. The
time is NOW, tomorrow will be
too late."

by Annie Estes
I remember my first visit to the
Apalachicola Municipal Library
which was located upstairs in a
small brick building on Main
Street, and the brief rickety stairs
leading up to the narrow door
which served as an entryway. I
would read- and dream of the
glorious adventures each and
every character played in their
separate roles, traveling to the
very edges of mystic lands, of
treasures being unearthed, visions
of great beauty and wealth be-
yond one's wildest fantasies. This

is true, even of today, as when I
moved, in later years to Wakulla
County, there was no library, and
so, as a member of the
Crawfordville Women's Club, I
was instrumental in helping to
establish our present day Wakulla
County Library, of whidc I am
very proud, thereby enabling me
to continue my dreams.
My brother, John James, Sr., also
liked to read, and would visit
Buzzett's Drugstore and Phar-
macy to make his almost daily
purchase of one of his favorite
books, the price $.25, western
romances, Tales of the wild west
and most any type- of "cowboy"
stories. Mr. Buzzett, the owner,
would sometimes remove the

continued from page 1

Annual Meeting) a rite ot pas-
sage, like Labor Day, marking the
end of our summer. When you
elected this. Board, last summer,
we committed to build on the
exciting accomplishments of the
past by taking on the more mun-
dane housekeeping chores of
providing fiscally responsible
management of Association af-
fairs. This has meant negotiating
and resolving, rather than litigat-
ing disputes and development
within the Plantation, thereby
saving the Association consider-
able legal fees, restoring services,
like security, that everyone an-
ticipated they would have when
they bought their property here,
to setting up new office and
administrative systems which
enabled the Plantation office to
function more efficiently, attempt-
ing to streamline Other services
like architecture control, to make
it more acceptable and user
friendly. The Board setup com-
mittees to encourage participa-
tion by the membership and en-
courage an open exchange of
Royal listed these needed im-
a. Significant repairs and enhance-
ments to Leisure Lane over the
next five years;
b. Purchase of additional prop-
erty to ensure that the airport
functions properly and meets
appropriate standards;
c. Property needs to be purchased
and recreational facilities built to
relieve our current facilities that
are. over-capacity during the
summer rental season, an will
become dangerously more so as
development continues: in the
He concluded that if improve-
ments are not made to improve
the common areas, the Associa-
tion runs the risk of increased
liability and a decrease in long
term property values.
Royal has attempted to run the
meetings like "town hall" discus-
sions in order to encourage feed-
back Ground rules: Allow each
presentation to proceed to its con-
clusion. Speakers limited to 3
minutes. Recognized only once
per subject until everyone has Md
a chance to speak... lj
Continued to page 5

front cover of the magazine or
book, and viola, a free eight to ten
hours of experiencing the events
of hero and heroine.
John Joe Buzzett, the oldest son,
served as pharmacist in his fa-
ther's drugstore for a great many
years, also his two brothers, Billy
and Harry, and their sister Re-
gina worked the drugstore as a
family business, which at that time
was. the "place to go" for cherry
cokes, root beer and vanilla floats
and banana ,splits, all made with
delicious fresh ice cream from Sa-
lomon's Dairy in Quincy, Florida.

Continued on page 7

A Sincere and Heartfelt Thank you
to all of those who supported me on September 1st. For continued effective'
leadership in our schools, re-elect NoIh Ild*y. Sr. School Board
Member-District 3 on October 1st.

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-children and owner's "rights"
-Thomas Royal proposed as Manager
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meeting as
a -Pnnci-

12 September 1992
by Anne James Estes

meeting Sign Committee: Al Meyer and
Rosemary Scaringe did a terrific
job in securing sins, as did Bob
)rt Harwood and Dick Diffenderfer
in platting entire Alligator Point,
8,241.06 plus the area located near the
20.69 'Crews Quarters," a local pub, in
order for signs to be placed cor-
8,261.75 rectly. Bob Harwood, Dick Dif-
2,791.17 fenderfer and George Jensen, with
15950 help from Al Sanger and T.J. Miller
now have all signs erected.

President Atkinson received a
letter from the PS.C. (Public Serv-
ice Commission) regarding one
flat fee for Calling service Tal-
lahassee. Study to be made will
determine certificate of need, and
the price should range anywhere
from a dollar to two dollars and
ninety nine cents. The PSC will
advise Bunky of the docket, and
she will attend. Service will be
from Alligator point to
Sopchoppy, Panacea,
Crawfordville, St. Marks and
Election of new officers
President Atkinson turned the
meeting over to Bob Harwood.
The nominating committee has
come up with the following list
President. Chip Cardell
1st Vice President:. Dick Diffen-
2nd Vice President Taylor Moore
Secretary: Lisa Prinipato
Treasurer. Bob Harwood
SThere are 4 Board members car-
ried over. Suzanne ,Strausberger,
Dolores ,Pogrebnias, Missy Wei-
-thers and Rosemary Seadnge. ,For
the new Board:, Bunky Atkinson,
Sat Satterfield, Paul Parker, Lil-
lian Miller, Lynnm Brin and Pris-
dilla Williams. Shirley Altman
and Emma Walling'proposed for
Honorary life members. -Nomina-
-tion from.floor-motion to .accept
slate, as read-"So Be It. ,

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C'inr u..us. ................... ..........\AJne James Fstes

Saes Staff Joe Howard,
Ann Abbott
Eastpoint and St. George
Susan Creek,
Lanark Village
Dot Scarbrough,
ontalr systerns and
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Rene To6pping ,C.... Criabelle
Mary and. John McDoiald..;......Lani Village
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561.00 up plan"Keep Wakulla County
Beautiful," and will meet in six
3,107.06 stages.

Total of Combined Accounts:
with new total of paid members
of 344.


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Aging and. Dementia

New business
Al Meyer Animals are also Hur-
ricane Andrew victims--loria
Dyer raised five hundred dol-
lars-see him for further dona-
tions and he will forward money
to the proper channels
Bald Point Road question from
floor: In what direction are we
headed, in regards to Department
of Natural Resources? Desa Dif-
fenderfer offered to call Prentiss
Crum and report on the October
10th meeting.
Al Meyer would also discuss the
dead end sign with the road de-
partment for the end of the Point,
to enable people to turn around.
This will also be discussed with
Prentiss Crum.
Contact Coast Guard Auxiliary
on dangerous buoy located at 2nd
marker, fifty yards from Quad-
rapod. Al Meyer will give Coast
Guard Auxiliary exact location.
President Chip Cardell welcomed
new members of Alligator Point,
Luanne Nancy Harrison from At-
lanta, Georgia.
Next Meeting 10 October 1992.

Horsing around or downing around, Franklin's

Funfest was well celebrated in Carrabelle

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writing that sticks in our mind, so we are sharing it with you as you
contemplate either the presence of an aging relative, or the memory
of an old friend-parent, sibling, companion.

Will You Take Me Home?
by Elizabeth Mandlen

I cannot take you home.
But I can comfort you when the floor shimmers like a sunlit lake.
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tissue, And remember for you who you are and what you have,

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now. I can love you as you are, ...but my hand cannot remold
(such a fragile piece as you).
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Board Nominations
Bard member, Jerry Henderson
explained, that the bylaws at the
1991 meeting were amended.
There was a substantial revision
of the nomination procedure
known as Article 5 Section 1, re-
placed in its entirely with
amended language which pro-
vides that certain procedures
would be employed for the year
ar 1992. At its last meeting (4
August 92) the Board would al-
low nmmlnatikms from the floor, if
this i approved by the member-
ship day, those persons can be
.nminad. Otherwise there isno
povisionin the bylaws for their
nomination. Ted Rodrique
:opined that there should have
n 10 or 11 names---not limited
to seven names.
This, T.E Allen moved that the
minutes of the meeting, includ-
ing all original proxies, and bal-
lois cast and a record of atten-
dance of all property owners
pmesent and voting, be preserved
and become a part of the official
minutess of the meeting.

If we decide nothing else here
today, let us decide how best to
allocate these expenses so that
revues that we need, can be
raised Do py for these improve-
tmn r and wve can begin to make
Iheme hixvovtziaW Tom Royal

"...I just want you to consider
those four people..and the other
nominees. And, have a choice
with your vote. Its a democratic
country. America's democratic. I
think we should have had a choice
rather than seven names that
almost amounted to an appoint-
ment.." (Applause)
Ted Rodrique
Fire Protection
Nick LaSlavic explained his fire
protection report as presented at
the 4 August 1992 Board meeting.
He said ...Since then some other
things have happened. ...The St.
George Island Utility has come
through. ...They have either
replaced...or repaired every fire
hydrant...that we had (in) the
Plantation...that was not operat-
ing properly, or did not have
water in it So, right now, every
fire hydrant in the Plantation, and
for that matter, on the island...does
now work." (Applause)
LaSlavic also reported to the
membership about the 27 August
1992 meeting with the DER
(Department of Environmental
Regulation), the Public Service
Commission, the State Fire
Marshall, and representatives
from the Florida Rural Water As-
sociation. Attending that meet-
ig from St George Island were
Nick LaSlavic, Tommy Day,
Mason Bean, Mary Lou Short
(Civic Club), and Jay Abbott.
LaSlavic reported, "we learned
quite a bit from them. But, unfor-

Page 5, The Franklin County Chronicle, September 28, 1992

tunately, one of the things we
learned was that the
government...governing author-
ity does not have to require fire
protection from any utility. We
also learned that the St George
Island Utility...was never de-
signed, constructed, to ever pro-
vide fire protection. ...So, the
Utility is providing us water and
as long as that water is sufficient
to handle our normal needs, that's
all that the governing authority
has any responsibility..."

John Spohrer: Did they say who
would pay for it, if that had to go
LaSlavic: Well, eventually, I guess
we would pay for it..

"...The fire chief said... We can
still at least contain a fire, with the
268 gallons a minute we're get-
ting (water flow). As long as we
don't have a large density of
houses right together... Folks,
that's what's beginning to hap-
en ..."

LaSlavic continued, "The state .... Nick LaSlavic
agency rules don't get involved
with fire protection. The State is Nick LaSlavic: "...The standards
not even in the business of pro- say that if ya have a house all by
viding engineering support to itself, the fire department needs
help us get ter ire protection at least 500 gallons a minute to
However, they did inform contain that fire. We're getting
us...that improvements to the about 250 gallons a minute out of
Utility are being considered, but most of our mains except down
no specific time frames were es- here along the 8 inch line. And,
tablished... Right now, one of our the fire department says they can
problems is... We've got an 8 inch do a fairly decent jb because of
main running water across the the pumper they have. But as we
bridge to an eleved tank We'vetpmpertyhav.
bdge to an elevated tank. We've get greater and greater density,
got an 8 inch main running water our problem is gog to get more
west and east from the Utility. and more severe fe fredepart-
The standards say that if you run ment says we should continue
even a small domestic water util- uttin in fire hydrants; they will
ity, if you run the main more than of benefit to us..."
3 or 4 miles (the main) should be
at least 10 or 12 inches in diame. LaSlavic pointed out another
ter. Ours is only eight (inches in important element learned from
diameter). Even if we get more the 27 August meeting with state
pressure, we're...still hindered authorities, that of the "driven
from the standpoint of the diame- well."
ter of that main... They're (the
utility) pumping out something The fire department has already
like 750 gallons a minute. agreed to sink a driven well out-




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side the Plantation and test it
Citing standards, LaSlavic quoted
from the manual of the National
Fire Protection Association.
S"Driven Wells are becoming in-
creasingly popular as water sup-
plies for fire fighting purposes m
industrial areas, shopping centers,
subdivisions beyond the reach of
a municipal water distribution
system... What's a driven well?
SVery simple. You run a pipe down
into the aquifer. You put a con-
nection on the top of that pipe.
You hook a two and one-half inch
solid hose to that 'bear', you run it
through your pumper truck. You
have to prime first, then you draft
your water. If this...concept
works, it only costs about $400-
500 a well versus a fire hydrant..
(that can) cost around $2,000..."
LaSlavic explained if the test
'i works, there will be a viable
compliment in fire proctipi for

the Plantation and the entire
island...."We'll dot this island
with these driven wells... And, I
think we'll get the support of the
DNR people who might say, Hey,
we don't want fresh water wells
on the island because it's goin' to
mess 'up our ecology. But, if it's
for emergency use only, we gotta
pretty good chance that this will
be beneficial." (Applause)
Pending Litigation
Gary Anton, reported on the
status of litigation involving the
"We filed suit on behalf of the
Association in May 1990 against a
number of parties, primarily...to
bring in residential properties into
the Association, making them
subject to the Association's cove-
nants and restrictions and bring
in..allocations from the commer-
cial property owners to the Asso-
ciation's budget In November of
1990, we settled with the Andrew
Jackson group which brought the
"Cut" property paying dues to
the Association. They have been
saying dues since May 1990.
ough that agreement, we also
got an ownership interest in Lei-
sure Lane and the Association also
got ownership of the airstrip. It
(the agreement) also established
a mechanism to settle disputes.'
"In March 1991, we also settled
with Mr. Schultz and his proper-
ties on Nick's Hole that brought
in about 40 residential lots and
made them subject to the Asso-
ciation's covenants and restric-
tions, and they have been paying
dues since then"'
"In February 1992, the Association
entered into an agreement with
Pelican Point subdivision (which
included) the airstrip. They are
now subject to assessment by the
Association and the Association
has obtained a deed to the tennis
court and the gazebo."
There is a three acre parcel near
Nick's Hole that was formerly
owned by a Mr. Freddie Lyle. We
have a default there. Hopefully,
well be able to get that property
subject to the covenants and re-
strictions before too long."

There are outstanding issues re- Hom
gding, and only regarding, Mr. ome
n a,4l),lis ed, ppa- ,i
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of the Association, seeking dam-
ages against Mr. Brown... The
primary count is for the damages
suffered by the Association in
having to purchase the (swim-
ming) pool and the beachdub. It
was never disclosed that this was
his personal residence and that
he was leasing it to the Associa-
tion. There's (another) count
requesting monetary damages for
the repairs and reconstruction of
Leisure Lane due to substandard
construction techniques. Mr.
Brown also has a personal ease-
ment on Leisure Lane that says
that he and whoever he wants can
use Leisure Lane at anytime.
We've taken the position that it is
improper as a personal easement
and we've also sought other
damages against Mr. Brown and
his companies for self-dealing.
While Mr. Brown was in control
of the Association, he appointed
the Board members who gener-
ally were his own employees,
officers and directors. Those
matters are still pending. Mr.
Brown had filed a counter-claim
and I reported that to you... last
August 1991. His counter-claim
was about 50 pages long, ten
counts, and he sued all kinds of
people. As of July 1992, (it's) down
to two counts. One count against
the Association for alleged breach
of the agreement.. and we are
seeking to have modified, and he
has also sought a claim of breach
of contract against board mem-
bers, breaching an April 1986
agreement, when Mr. Brown en-
tered into, while he was in control
of the Association. "Two other
matters pending, that this firm
has been handling. Those were
two suits filed by Mr. Whaley
Hughes. Those suits have not
been prosecuted. We have filed
motions with the Court to have
them dismissed and to have
our...the Association's attorneys
fees paid to them by the Court
That hopefully will be ready
sometime in the near future."
Barbara Sanders reported her liti-
gation role. She handles all col-
lections of homeowners' dues.
Her fee is $50 per hour. Whatever
attorney's fees are collected are
turned back to the Association.

Continued to page 6

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Bevis V. Port Authority continued from
page 2
Authority may disagree with me, but I think he ought to be entitled
to what is reflected on the DRI..."

Gene Langston: What was the purpose of the slips?

Webster: They were shown as existing boat slips...I don't care what
the purpose is. There were 15 boat slips in good faith, when we
were negotiating the sublease, the intention was that there were
going to be 15 boat slips.

A Voice: Bill, we care what they are to be used for. That's the whole
point of the thing.

Webster: That may be. But, when we were negotiating an'original
sublease, there was some discussion. Are there 12 boat slips
allocated? Are there 15?

Langston: "One of the problems that the Board has always had with
this thing, ever since...Mr. Bevis came in and asked the Board for
real low rent..a long-term lease to build boats.

Webster: That's absolutely correct. (The first Carrabelle Port
Authority budget shows that Bevis and Associates are to provide
$22, 800 for rent and lease expenses. See separate story oh Carra-
belle Port and Airport Authority Budget.)

Langston Within 30 days of that, he was in DCA's office, tellin'
them that he had to have a marina basically the same thing he's
telling you all tonight, that he couldn't make it building boats and
he has to have this marina in order to create the jobs that he had
previously said he was going to create, in the boat building busi-
ness. And, ever since that time we have gone through this .long
litany of subterfuge, harassment, threats, intimidation, so that Mr.
Bevis can get a marina on that low-rent situation up there...Mr.
Bevis could have spent all of his energies on getting his boat
building organization off the ground...That's what he said he was
gonna do. Instead of that, he spend all of his energies tyirig to have
a marina on Timber Island. If you go back arid look at all the
minutes of all the meetings, its very dear that's what he was trying'
to do.

Webster. I understand that, and I appreciate that But, there was the
original understanding...that there were a certain number of boat
slips that went with that sublease...I'm not saying' that Tommy
ought to get more than that, but I'm not sayin' Tommy ought to get
less than that

Jack Prophater...But we turned it down.

Bevis We are here to ask the City Commission to rule on these
items one at a time. We need these items to survive. We are
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28, 1992
invited at every single meeting. They don't mind voting against us.
But they're scared to come over there and see what we're doing .
They'll run around and say that we're not building boats but they
won't come look at the boats. It just about kills them when Randy
Poteet drives through town pulling his boat If you have looked
over there today, you'd have seen another couple leave...with a
new 16 foot boat.

Someone: How many boats have you built since you've been there?

Bevis: I don't know but Ill be glad to go back and give you the
names and addresses...Probably 12 or 15. But why don't you come
over and see, Carleton?

Wathen: I've been over there...

Bevis Have you been over there in the last six months?

Wathen: No...I don't have time to go over there and check up...

Bevis: O.K., I rest my case.

Wathen: This here tells me what I want to know, right here
(referring to a request list of equipment).

Bevis: In order to survive over there, if the City of Carrabelle wants
to have another failure on Timber Islaid, if that's what their goal is,
and that's what they want to do, they're going in the right
direction...You've also got a letter there from DCA...(they) explain
that the things we're asking for is notgonna hamper the develop-
ment of Timber Island.

Jim Phillips: The only letter I have from DCA, it says they have no
objection...However, I don't have anything (on that letter) that tells
me what you have asked them to do...

Bevis ...There are the same items that we have asked the Port
Authority to approve, and the same items that we have asked the
City to approve.

Phillips: But, I don't want to get into a situation where we might
have one contract down here and another contract in Tallahassee.
I want to see...

Rebecca Jaton: The letter from DCA simply says that State has no
problem with it..

Jim: With what? With what? ,

Jaton: With what he's proposing. However, we're saying...

Phillips: What's that?

Jaton: That's exactly,what we're saying. That we have to have a
written proposal...

manuacturing Doats over mere. Weve.ve eent ltold tat we it Iln
manufacturing boats over there. We've had people on the Port Philips: But whatdid he propose?
Authority accuse us of not manufacturing boats over there.W. pWe.,
have yet to get some of those members to come over there and look Jaton: Anything he proposs has to c
at the boats that are manufactured...We have asked people on the
City Commission to come over there and look at what we're doing. Philjp:, ..;,ut it sys t by jiavyg p pro
Boats is part of what we're doing ove* 'tt tuh'eerese t -~i .,
things we're doing over there. Mrs. rii&r^ rn Whiaz dia '1 'ii r
"ovrihee aiid see it. -Thre 're some of your Poff-Auth0rity people''---'
that have never been over there since we've been there. And are Jaton: He proposed the same thing...

ome through you all and be...

oblerp with what. he proposes.
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Bill Webster, Attorney for city of
Carrabelle, Commission and Port-Airport Authority

Phillips: But it's not attached to that letter. There's nothing in that
letter that mentions any of these items.

Jaton: I know. And, we're not saying that we're willing tob
agree...We're saying that we're open to hearing...

Phillips: Well, I'm saying that I can't accept that letter at face value
because I won't have one contract down here and another contract
up there...

Bevis: ...they are the same things that we apked the Port Authority
to approve...We would like to increase thefacility to the 15 slips
(that) Bill Webster talked about. We turn people away on a regular
basis. These people leave the area, go somewhere else out of
Franklin County...

Prophater: Bill...the state says there's one number. Tommy Bevi
says there's another number. And I count another number...You're
just dealing with an unknown here. Dan Garlick even had to
change the thing...(He) had him six at one time on, there,...Jine.
Next thing you know, it's 15. It's just a mess...I'm not going to vote
to approve anything.

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Anyone can say they are qualified.
Nell Lunsford gained her experience in the
Tax Collector's Office.

.. Terjre.no substitutes for
. p r.. pformancl--adm-oexperienec.

Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the campaign account of Nell Lunsford

Alligator Point News
by Anne James Estes

Bunky Atkinson, Mayor of Alli-
ator Point is always smiling and
ppy, however, Saturday, Sep-
e er 12th,. she was almost ec-
static, this being the result of a
recent trip she and her sister Rose
Sheffield of Jacksonville made to
Las Vegas for five days. While
there, they visited the Liberace
Museum and Hoover Dam, which
according to Bunky is bigggg! The

night lights transfer darkness into
light, therefore, there is no dark-
ness in downtown Las Vegas.
However, the highlight of the trip
was the plane home, on which
was no other than Kenny Rogers,
asleep in the front seat-un-
daunted, Bunky walked up front,
sat down for a minute, just so she
could say,"I slept with Kenny
Rogers" and you can quote me.
Gosh, Bunky, Id be glad to go
along as maid or something.
Whenever I travel to Alligator
Point to attend APTA (Alligator

Point Taxpayer's Associatioi), I
try to make for the coffee station,
at which it seems, delicious, fresh,
hot homemade yeaNt rolls and
freshly sliced bread, made by. Nell
Lunsford of Apalachicola. I've
known Nell and husband Billy
for quite a few years. Billy is
retired from the Department of
Natural Resources. Nell has
worked for the Tax Collector's
office in Apalachicola for 32 years,
and is now a democratic candi-
date for that position. Lotsa luck,
Nell and Thanks fOr the goodies.



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Fully furnished, 2 decks. gulf view from the large sun deck All this for $109,500.
A ground level 2BR/2BA $110,000
A townhouse 2BR/2BA $112,500

2 BR/2BA many extra nice features. Quality This secluded 3 BR/2 BA home built on pilings with
construction by Bean Builders. Adjoins boardwalk large great room, cherry floors, juniper and cypress
to beach. $168,500 walls has a beautiful sunset view. Located on 1 acre lot
with sandy beach and dock $275,000
- - - - - - - HOMESITES
SGIGB $10,000 to $109,500
I am interested in: EAST END $2800 to $125,00
O Purchasing St. George Island Property
0 Vacation Rentals on St George Island S COMMERCIAL LOTS
Name SGIGB $19M00 to $76,500
City/State/Zip CONDOS $110,000 to $112500
Alice D. Collins Realty, Inc. SGIGB $34,500 to $229,500
HCR Box 16, Dept FCC SGP $123,000 to $394,000
St George Island, FL 32328 EAST END $128,00 to $272,900

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Page 6, The Fianklin County Chronicle, September 28, 1992

continued from page 5
The swimming pool litigation was
completed by settlement. It
turned out that the contractor was
(nearly broke). We (the Associa-
tion) got a small monetary settle-
ment and we finished that law-

Handled the Whaley Hughes liti-
gation regarding his plans with-
out prior architectural approval.
We went through a series of hear-
ings... We have a judgment on
that. Everyone has to go through
architectural approval and pay
their fees.

Mark Baudino commended Jerry
Henderson and Tom Royal for

Question from the floor: How
many cases have we won in the
ast three years and how many
have we lost?

Mark Baudino: We haven't lost
any:.. Winning is settling. We've
settled. four.
Gary, Anton: We have four settle-
merit aeeets in Which the
people ,,who 'eire not previously
paying money are ,now paying
money to theAssociation; now
paying dues...
"...Ive been here since the begin-
ning.' And I'Tas involvedin all
those lawsuitsl';I cn tell you we
should have filed a lot sooner than
we 3did. We' waited until the last
minute. We wereauthorized by a
vote of this membership, almost
unanimously, to file that lawsuit
He wanted to continue to negoti-
ate and we did, up until the last
houti that we had to file. We would
have lost our lights if someone
came in and bought that' prop-
erty. So, we had no intention of
litigating at any pointin time.

John Keller: I'm a little bit con-
cerrd because I see that on the
agenda that we' have today,
...you've got listed- the settlement
agreement with Gene Brown and
Ben Johnson. That wasn't on the
prior agenda. ''rm looking at ithe
functions that they've got out-
lined. If you are appointed a
ager 'of .te Association, and I've
heard iYhaye beeq doing

twice. I have not an interetiins

case.., I am very much in favor of
a reasonable settlement. My
concern is this, though. We're.
dealing with one of the most
sophisticated attorneys in Flor-
ida when it comes to land use...
Has our attorney been involved
in these negotiations?
Tom Royal: Barbara Sanders
signed off... We have an opinion
letter which we'll get to. She
reviewed the outcome of our

John Keller: Did she participate
in the negotiations?

Tom Royal: No, she did not

John Keller: OK. When did Ms.
Sanders get involved?
Tom Royal: When I got some-
thing brought to the table, which
was about three days ago.

John Keller: Three days ago. And,
we're going to be looking at this
and voting on it today...

Gene Brown Settlement

In the explanation of the Gehe
Brown negotiations, Jerry Hen-
Sderson explained: This was not
something pulled outof a hat three
days ago. Hundreds of hours
have been spent on them.": Tom
Royal admonished membership
to listen to the settlement. "I re
ally strongly feel this is the most
important thing facing the Asso-
ciation. We have been running a
,$350,000 budget Under the pre-
vious Board, 49.7 per cent of our
overhead went for legal fees.
That's not to, criticize our attor-
neys. The process of litigation is a
very expensive process...

Tom Royal talked about history
of his negotiations with Gene
.Brown. 'Brown expected repara-
tions. The non-netiables: (1)
Any proposal wouldhave to be in
writing. (2) Subject to member-
ship approval. It would have to
eliminate all .litigation. And, the
cost of settlement would have to
: be less than continued litigation.

"This agreement is not about right
and wrong, This agreement is
about evaluating our current
position and doing what is the
most cost effective!'
6 Tom Royal, President noi
I ) .....-...


1. Brown and the Association
drop their lawsuits against
other, cases 91-25 and 91-113
missed with prejudice. Rel
made for those specifically n&
in the lawsuits.

2. Brown would quit-claim al
estate within access, utility, 1
access and preservation are
the Association. This is an
previously discussed.

John Spohrer: A quit daim
just says that if Mr. Brown
(the land), then we (the As
tion) own it. It doesn't say
he owns it.

Barbara Sanders: That's co

3. The Association reaffirm
to oppose, or object to the
plementation of the develop
order .by Covington at the
Reaffirmation of the And
Jackson agreement signed by
previous board.
4. "St. George Plantation-Le
Properties limited." Brown w
restore the large wooden sig
the entrance of the Plantati

5. Brown is prohibited frorii
resenting any third parties ir
nation against the Associatior
Robert Heron properties.

6. Over the next year, the As
tion would pay Gene B]
$100,000-$35000 to St
Powell, his contingency "aft
and $65,000 to St George I
Water Utility Co. for capital
piroerients to enhance flo
pressure of water utility.

"...in the past 11 month
riod..$171,000 was spent or
gation. We've put a ton of
sonal timei''here... We stills
some $70,00 plus in the sar
month period this year. We
have to take, stock in this
Tom Royal
Question, from the floor !
are we getting out of this?
Tom R Ioyali: "We've beer
voting close fo $10,000 per n
to attomey's fees. To go to
lahassee t6 a;'nswer am&
complaints,' counter-compli
i Waf ingsi,, hearings irvti"
judge while. ene,Brown.Je'
wo.d legRtdrid of that hga'






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ENT The Association would be losing '
$100,000. $65,000 of that, though, Rea
will would improve the St. George
each Island Utility Company. .' Of St. Georg
Sdis- 6
eases George Lewis moved to accept HCR 62
earned the settlement with Gene Brown. St. George Iand
Seconded. "With the water com-
pany settlement, we're way ahead I::: SALS
1 real of the game."
beach j l. opr
es t' ifrt
issue Ben Johnson
Agreement ,.-,
deed 9
owns The 1977 DRI (Development
socia- Order) approved commercial
r that development with one or more letters...te
high quality resorts, hotels or "...I'm rally glad I spent a year of hiring
commercial development, with (on the Board)...but I'm thankful n
rrect. tourist shops, restaurants, recrea- its over., And, I think most of
tional amenities and similar ac- these Board members feel the
s not tivities. Development within the same way. :Part df that is not Discussior
e im- Plantation was clearly antici- because we didn't want to spend to screen
pment pated... The documents are not the time, thousands of Tve never
Cut. clear; it would take litigation to hours...thousands of hours...on before."
drew resolve some gray areas with behalf of this Association, for not third str
y the reard to the Association's red cent, nor f6r any future kicker "Ive nev
Srihts... This is not an 11th hour that' ight come. ;:We have been Meeting..
S deal. This is an amicable living criticized Thre have been 6 Testimon
isue document governing a peaceful malingsent out This man that Royal w
Sod coexistence with his and our as- just left (Tom' R yal) has been Moran,
Sa.;t sociation" said/Tom Royal. lambasted because he worked his udino
n sato said Tbutt off, for :nothing. I think ifs ^ul, ,
ff !'for'- Schultz,&
TERMS unfair. i'-I don'toknow if you all
re.p- real' wfiat'fs going on. Maybe 'ura R
- 1. Owners would be, embers of nothing. 'titet seems strange to due payi
and" the Plantation Owners Associa- me tipple watt to try to chp owner
i. tion, pay dues and have voting up this Bord; at they elected Orlando
S rights. just lasItyear:" Board of
so ca 2. The commercial property (67 Jerry Henderson up there
rowih acres) would get 67 votes ally a liti
anly 3. The. POA (Plantation Owners it. laughg
niry, Association) will not be respon- He continued ',e .are no longer I was ver
island sible for maintenance within the a little organization. One year I felt a lo
1d im- RVA (Resort Village Association) ago we dd not have develop- one year.
, ad ,4. Commercial customers will not ment starting at the Cut No Ben ing to otl
be allowed to park except on Lei- Johnson. Bob Heron-there will has said
S sure Lane between 12th Street and be more units in these new devl- they wan
the RVA. Customers will be al- opments-than the number (some bershi.
S lowed to ride .bike paths, walk..:726) resultig within, the Planta- us. The
f Parking fees mightbe collected at ton is filly built 6ot. If you think think,so
sed the POA ardgate this sucker got real easy, it didn't Now, all
e11 5. RVA wil pay a prorata share of This is now a Big Boy Game..." 'special i
ealy all major maintenance costs of :: opposing
y Leisure Lane from 12th street to h t, I n d:, th opposing
u RVA based on total usage. Just wit yo t;b understand mat e -
6. Plantation Improvement Fund a, lot of nmsstatelents have been vnow to
established by this agreement, for miade... I di nt know this 'uy do the
Wat the enhancement of our facilities ntl I got o te Board. I know sent us
in the Plantation. RVA contrib- what he's dori.n I tnow the time nt
utes $1 to a cap of $50,000. Asso- he spent You don't owe him a minutes
e- citation would match this with $2. thing forit He bargainedzero now we
ith Committee composed of five a"d he oesn pect anything. ave an
'-- people; three appointed by the But he's been made to look less we ant
e Board of Directr and .two a than whathereallyis, And,e a s listen to
atsit, pointed by the RVA. Board would has saved you a lot of money. sent us.
i. 4he dec ire how the money would be Can t count it.. I think you heard
aot jspentfOrut mtrw6ad 1rVAssota-- t gke ied hreco went Seo
S 'San u dues structure as done in to me he was in
*: Plantation. Upon execution of asked him not to... And, I h
"- this agreement, .the RVA would .lerry Henderson n -. alr
pay retroactively 1990 -daes, or to: iticis
v;r. about $20,000. .' : on this
7. RVA will not compete with POA Mark Baudino: I've been here impropri
in purchasing airport; properties; since December 1986. Privileged
will try to cooperate with POA. to work with John Caddell. e, There we
RVA would provide easements cause he was vilified and slan-
for our pilots to access their park- dered, the man does not come There w
ing lots. Parking free for Associa- down anymore. Because people the appri
tion. Airport committee setup 2 vilified him for honest, hard work. position.
POA members and 1 RVA mem- He committed his resources. He
O ber. gave his business to this Associa- In March
T 8. Maximum building height tion. He also had a tremendous page of
would be same as Franklin liability. He was an anchor be- ary. i
County -"-de-35 feet. cause I was afraid when Andrew are 8 pal
9. Environmental standards are Jackson told me they were gonna $40 to $'
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As to the advantages of the Ben
Johnson agreement "...Not fight-
ing us. Peace hasI think, a very
high value."
Tom Royal

The Association would gain:
Johnson properties would be
developed in consonance with
Plantation covenants; no litiga-
tion; building kept below 35 feet.
Might set a commercial precedent
which might have some value for
negotiations about Cut develop-
mept in future. Royal strongly
recommends this agreement to the
Richard Greenberg asked for a
cory of the agreement so mem-
berhip would know what they
were voting about. (Scattered
Wdbdy Miley was asked to re-
view agreement from environ-
mental standpoint. "Ben has
given up a lot that he could have
developed." Moved and sec-
onded we accept the agreement.

Manager Issue

Jerty Henderson asked Tom Royal
to leave the room. He did so.
Heniderson reviewed some his-
tory, then the board unanimously
selected Tom Royal as Manager
on 8 August 1992. The Board
already has the authority to hire a
manager, and he cited the by-laws.
The amount of money the Man-
ager would be paid would "net
out" at $45,000 yearly.

"I'm pitching for him because I
think he's real. And, I think you
need him. I need him. I want him
to look out for my interests. And,
there's a lot goin' on here. Ben
Johnson's approved but he ain't
through,.." said Jerry Henderson.

them... And, we have ruined his
life on St George Island. I have
had the privilege of working with
anther man in the last 12 months
who has shown me an unbeliev-
able amount of talent I've been a
manager in a major corporation
for 8 years. I wouldn't touch this
job for less than a quarter of a
million dollars..." (laughter, some
sneering). This job is very com-
plex. ...John Caddell and Tom
Royal have done an unbelievable

Richard Greenberg: He was con-
cemed about the way the man-
ager issue was presented to the
membership. He has nothing
against Tom Royal...It's the
Board's action here. Was any type
of salary survey done? (of com-
parable bodies). ...Why wasn't
there any type of application
process undertaken to find out
who in the community of St.
George Island, or Florida, might
be qualified for this position?
...Getting back to the actions of
the Board. "to me its just a clear
appearance of impropriety."

Henderson: Mr. Greenberg, are
you (garbled).' (Yelling)

Greenberg: ...I have shown this
proposal to about ten people who
have nothing to do with this As-
sociation, and everyone of them
said "I can't believe that. I'll take
the job"...

Baudino: 1'..First of all, it was
agreed upon by the administra-
tive committee that we needed a
manager. It is in the by-laws that
the Board has the power and
authority to hire that manager.
The Board which you all elected,
most of the board being new
members last year agreed unani-
mously, and three of us were not
here when it voted on, Mr. Green-
berg, but sent

Jerry He

don't ss
growls a
"Who ga
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estimonials..in support
STom Royal, because;
Sone more qualified...";

n on what it would take'
applications. Baudinoi-.
r seen you at a meeting
Answer "This is my ,',
tight year." Baudino:...
er seen you at a Board.i:

ials on behalf of Totmn
ere presented by Matt,,i
Jerry Henderson, Mark,.
Mollie Read, Billy,;
and Tommy Day. ,

drique. She has been a,.
ng member of 7 home-,
associations. From,(.
Florida. I serve.on.thel ,
one of them. I'm usually.v
takin' the heat I'm usu;(
tle bit more polite about-
hter) I read theminutesfs
y alarmed and dismayedas
Dt of tension going on for a
I sent out a mass mail- :
her members. The board6)
in all of its cover letters
it to hear from the mem-
They want to work with
y want to know what we
they can represent us.
of a sudden, today, we're
interest groups'. We are
; people.. We are not
..We're trying to get our
..de Board, so they can
w,to represent us. How
k now how not to rep-
...I didn't come to the
this year. I didn't get
to the meetings... But,
re here Andnow we
opportunity, to say what
to say. And, they should
,us, :and agree to repre-

Mii0e7M'ngive y"5774
not even be on theslate.

ithe opened himself up
an by putting his name
piece of paper. This is
ety at its best

re no applications taken.
ere no surveys done of
privatee job duties of these
S. H ds

, this position had half a
job duties, at $18-25,000
Jow, all of a sudden there
ges of job duties and..its
70,000 range... ,

nderson: "He requested
clarification. A name
He asked what lot they
Answer: Lot 10 in Sea
Village. Henderson:
records of this county
support that. (Crowd
it Henderson.) A voice:
ve you the floor? We're
n open discussion here."

Miley: "Jerry, most of us
ur side. (Don't lose your

)n turns'the chair to Mark
and leaves the room. :
?y: "This was his first
Setting. He was enthusi-
ut the Board's agenda.
ter on in the year, you
ade some proposals that
iven a wedge and has
s into separate groups...
ne of the other things we
vote, on (today). ...Be-
e can only assume that he
oyal) has approved these
ngs that we have to vote
Such as making the rental
a separate (category for
irposes) so, we're 'differ-

in we assume anything
? (Crowd noise) He is on
rd, right? ,

: think there's an impor-
nt here with respect 'to
al. Because we can only
that he has approved
her things that we have to
Slater, such as making
houses a separate (cate-

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ge 7,

The Franklin County Chronicle, September 28, 1992

Franklin County Board Commissioner
Percy Mock holds one grandson at the Fun
Festival Saturday, September 12, 1992


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Citizens Council Sponsors
Fund Raiser

The Fun Festival generated more
than smiles and money. There
were hundreds who just had some
fine food and a good time on a hot
September 12th afternoon in Car-
rabee, helping contribute to the
treasury of the Senior Citizens
Counai about $2,800 for future
projects. The Ivan Daniels Band,
the Dell Belleman Band, Lanark
Village square dancers called by
Pete Richardson, the Pam Nobles
Dance group and Henry Flores
and his horse "Clyde" were
among several who donated time
and energy in making the festival
a success. Lynn Hankins was
master of ceremonies, and a vo-
calist with the Del Belleman Band.
Several craft persons rented space

* Dry foam cleaning
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* Odr removal
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and sold their products. The Gos-
pel Group from the Assembly of
God Church (Eastpoinrt) and a
group led by Marie Lyles .(Carra-
belle) also contributed to the en-
The day's festivities began with a
28-unit parade at 10:00 a.m. The
Grand Marshals were Scarlet
Braxton (mother of County Com-
missioner "Dink" Braxton) and
Toy Shriver, as they rode in a
vehicle furnished by
Apalachicola's Gulf Ford dealer-
ship and Richaird Miller. In the
parade were the combined efforts
of the Carrabelle and Apalachicola
high school bands, 42-members.
strong under the joint-director-
ship of Mr. Jefferson and David
Mrs. Helen Schmidt, President of
the Franklin County Senior Citi-
zens Council, reported that: the
festival raised about $2,500 but
data were incomplete due to the
unexpected sickness of one
member. '-


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Box 165 St George Island, FL 32328
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continued from page 6
gory)... And, the Board has di-
gressed to the point of quit being
a Homeowners' Association and
they're trying to control our
lives.... So, when you vote for Mr.
Royal, remember he is also sup-
porting these other issues. An
impact fee for building. He also
supports the additional fee for
rental houses... (crowd noise)
How can we assume anything
different? He is on the Board,
Baudino: "He voted for it as well
as I did, as well as everybody else
on the Board. Its in the minutes.
You're absolutely right*'

Renters Issue

Unidentified Party: 'What alarms
me, and I am alarmed by this
man, is that I get a letter, pay my
taxes and my dues, admittedly,
I've not participated. My error. I
get a letter saying that what is
affecting my life, is that I may not
be able to rent my property with"
out paying the homeowners on a
very strange basis. I'm told I
cannot have a jet ski on... the gulf,
using public waters. I'm told that
anyone who wants to live around
me may have to pay $2,000... I
drove down here last night I
didn't see a single light on in a
house. This place is not devel-
oped. ...We feel we are being
targeted by the.... (people living
here). ..So I am worried about

Another voice: "Maybe I should
be ashamed to admit tlis. I've.
lived in a small town all my
life...But it has a lot more than 160
homes in it, and we still have a
mayor who works without sal-
ary, and it's difficult for me to see'
how this has become a full time
Ted Rodrique asks the question
about what the administrative
committee recommended to the
Board. Mary Lou Short reported
to the membership that the com-
mittee did not recommend a
manager "at this time" when the
report was presented in Decem-
ber 1991.
Now let's get back to this. At
some point in time, you're going to
keep trying to relegate people who
only rent to third class citizens in
this plantation, you're going to face
more and more litigation. You
cannot impair people's property
rights. (Loud Applause)
John Keller
continued from page 2
In later years, Hicks Pharmacy,
located on the corer across from
Gene Austin's Fine Clothing
apparel for both ladies and gents,
was the "place" to purchase
candy, cold drinks and sometimes
popdbm before the early movie.
When John was seventeen, he quit
school in the twelfth grade to go
to work on my dad's shrimp boat
"The Alphonse". Between work-
ing and serving thirteen years in
the local National Guard, he didn't



1. Approve minutes of annual meeting,
31 August 1991
2. Designate rental prIoperty a third
classification of property

VotesFor. Votes Agintst

505 33

,for dues purposes 167
3. Ratify that children not living in
,the Plantation, relatives, and guests
:should NOT have the same rights
as "Owner" (as described in the
Association's By-Laws, Article II,
Section 7) 215,
4. Approve Thomas Royal as Manager 244
5. Ratify impact fee of $2,000 for all new
residential construction in the Plantation ::-
beginning 1 January 1993 ...- 15
6. Amend ProtectiVe' Covenants :tliticlude
jet skis and golf carts in the definition of
"off-road vehicles." 250
7. Settlement with Ben Johnson 531
8. Settlement with Gene Brown 477
9. Publish Membership List 407
10. Election of following individuals
as Directors of the Association at the
Annual Meeting, 5 September 1992

Tom Adams
Pam Amato
Gayle: Dodds
Richard Plessinger
Gerhard Sommet
Ron Valentine .
Joanne Soberay Whaley
Jim Bachrach
John Cullen
Lori Rodrique
Helen. Spohrer



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The new Association Officers are: Helen Spohrer (President); Pam
Amato (Vice President); Lori Rodrique (Treasurer); John Cullen
(Secretary); Gayle Dodds; Richard Plessinger; Jim Bachrach

have much time for reading. I do
remember John becoming some-
what of a local celebrity in that a
Dr. Litchsoff in Pensacola, Flor-
ida performed the first mastoid
operation in that area. When radio
announced, my dad, Captain
Manuel thought him dead, was
overjoyed to discover John sur-
vived the operation successfully,
later becoming Chief Pilot on one
of Wallace Quinns' Porgy (pro-
nounced "Pogiee") boats, the
"White Gold", Alec Lewis as Cap-
tain, crewing either twenty-nine
or thirty deck hands, sometimes
docking at Marks Brokerage,
where the Rainbow Motel and
Restaurant is now, and where I
ate my first possum baked with
sweet potatoes and liked the dish
very much, tasting sweet, meaty
and tender. Pogie boat chefs are
great When Demo George and
sons Costa, George, Jimmy and
Nick, operated the Standard Fish
and Oyster Company, one of their
shrimp boats, the "Sylvia" was
captained by Roscoe Smith, an-
other Captain was Curtis Cook,
who now in working in the used
car business and John worked
with these well known captains
of the sea. The George Brothers,
Nick Nichols, Odelia Henderson
as .well as Bredely League, who
later became president of the
Apalachicola State Bank, and
Helen Allen were all schoolmates
of my brother John, who later
Captained the shrimp boat, "Irish
Town", with'Bobbie James, his
nephew as deck hand: The "Irish
Town" was built by Allie Smith,
now deceased, and owned by my
cousin Joseph Martina Jr. and his
sons, William, Joseph, Ronnie and

See you on the
memory lane.

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I remember the old Fuller Hotel
(see sketch) later known locally
as Jenkins Hotel, because of the
name of. the proprietor, S. Jen-
kins, who was very gracious.
Rates were $2.00 per day, cuisine
was, excellent, with first class
rooms and service. As advertised,
a. porter would meet all steamers.
The copy of the Hotel sketch was
given to me by Jiggs Zingarelli of
the Franklin Press. Mr. Charlie
Marks presented the original to
Jiggs. The sinking of the Freighter,
"Tarpon" was a tragic occurrence,
the survivor being Adley Baker,
who later said he was very fright-
ened of the large sharks during
his long stay in the water.

On two separate occasions a small
school of porpoise's helped res-
cue him, at the same time "nos-
ing" him towards land. Adley's
niece, retired City Cerk, Dorothy
Ralsted, resides on St. George Is-
land and Apalachicola attending
St. Patricks Church.

Joe and Louise Thompson
(Pendleton) lost five hundred
pounds of lour when the 'Tar-
pon" sank 4s well as many other
merchants. ,Joe and Louise (Nee
Nedley) the daughter of Bob
Nedley, known as the Coca Cola
bottling "Ki g of Apalachicola,
work very hard, as a successful
couple in their bakery, which
ended after Joe was drowned up
the Apalachicola River, on a fish-
ing trip.
I cannot remember what made
me believe that the plain donuts
would be the best I have eaten
before and after. Maybe I gazed
at them too long, arranged so ap-
petizingly in their neat rows
Through the huge shiny front
windows, along with the delicious
aromas emitting forth from all
sides in the bakery area. Louise
Thompson:Pendleton now lives
in Apalacicola. A member of St.
Patricks Church;
I remember my brother John also
served as bartender for the local
"watering hole", the "Oasis",
owned by the same George
(Greek) family of Standard Fish
and Oyster Company. The
Georges' also owned Demo
SGeorge grocery and clothing store
located in the Waterfront section
of town known as 'The Bowery."
I worked there as a child, so did
my cousin Gloria Martina Ma-
han. The "store" as we called it
" was used to grocery-up" the flet
of shrimp boats owned ~::by .
Georgefamily, as well as supply-,.,,;i
ing "slicker' suits, gloves, fog
horns, and a line of clothing for
the deck hands shrimp "head-
breakers," captains, pilots, includ-
ing all, family members as well.
My dad, Captain Manuel, and my
brother John were always hap-
pier than usual around Christ-
mas time as the seafood owners/
dealers awarded a bonus to all
captains, and of course this made
for a more joyful celebration, in
that we received a few more pres-
ents and a much more heavily
laden dinner table.




Page 8, The Franklin County Chronicle, September 28, 1992

Bevis V. Port Authority
continued from page 4
Webster. 'he DRI is somewhat like the comprehensive plan in that
it tells you what you can do with future development of a given
body of land...The land use is allocated, which means it's been
approved and you don't have to go back in and get reapproval of..a
common tial. marina, or...wet slips..Jt also :shows dry storage tied to
the recreational marina. That use is allocated. ...The map shows
either 12 or 15 boat slips at the light industrial site. It doesn't
allocate their use to marina use, boat building use, or whatever..."
Langston: 'Could I dear up one other thing while you're on this
subject? I've heard a lot of people come to me in the month and say,
"Why won't you all let Tommy Bevis build a marina on his site?"
Well, first of all, that's not Tommy Bevis' site. That site belongs to
the State of Florida. Port and Airport Authority have a lease on it,
they are trustees (and that is) an important natural resource. There
are certain guidelines in our lease that we have to follow. The board
in tun, sublets that particular site, the Whiteline site, which is five.
acres, with an additional two-and-a-half acres to Mr. Bevis. Once
again, the original intent, Mr. Bevis came in, was to build boats.
When Mr. Bevis started the marina idea, and he started getting all
these objections, on two different occasions, at two different board
meetings, different members (told him) "If you want to build a
marina, we have a site already approved. You are certainly wel-
come to come in, renegotiate your marina on that site and go
ahead.Jt was never intendfd for that site to be used as a marina.
Anybody that wants to go back and look at all the minutes of the
meetings will see that it's very dear that Port Authority had no
intention of that site ever being used as a marina site. And all of
these items-fuel, dock, boat ramp, all these other things-are a
continuation of a marina. They don't have anything to do with
building boats '
Prophater '"You've got to have faith in one another in negotiating;
that is totally absent in this deal. Because the man came in here
teing us he .was gonna do one thing and soon as he started doing
something else. Therein lies the problem."

Webster: '..Tied into the DRI is phased development on Timber
Island. In order to do Phase One, you have to do certain things. In
order to do Phase Two, you have to do certain things. I'm talking
about the infrastructure type of things. In order to do Phase Three,
Phase Four-lay it out, and if you move into Phase Three...you have
to have certain infrastructure things in place before you can do it.
And if this gets deemed to be a commercial marina, even though it's
at the wrong spot on the island, it's still on Timber Island, and we
could be put into the posture of O.K. Let's see. The chain list for
Phase Three is A, B, C, D-Have you all done those things? No, we
haven't. Well you are going to have to do them before you can do
this marina..Next question that comes...is who the heck is going to
pay for it?"
Mr. Bevis also requested the City Commission to vote for his
request to obtain a mediator from the Department of Community
Affairs to address the problems between Bevis and the Carrabelle
Port Authority, but the City Commission rejected this request.
The next morning, Thursday, 10 September, in a much shorter
meeting, the Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority closed its
meeting with a continuation of the same arguments "for and
against" the Bevis requests the night before. Jack Prophater sum-
marized the problem once again in these words: "The development
of the rest of that island is only part of our problem. The major bone
of contention is the fact that facility was leased for a boat building
facility and every effort, every day, is being made to turn it into a
recreational marina. And, we (Port Authority) object to that. That
doesn't have anything to do with the Development Order. As far
as the mediator (requested by Bevis), I'll mediate right now...Look
here. If Mr. Bevis would advertise...the sign over there read, Will
build boat manufacturing facility' instead of advertising a marina.
There's not a sign over there anywhere that's visible that it is in fact
a boat manufacturing facility...It just tells me...what he intends'to
do. And where his priorities are. And if he wants to put up...make
boat manufacturing his priority, which: is the purpose of us leasing
that place, and if he wants to cease and desist from leasing recrea-
tional slips over there, then I'1 be more than happy to sit down and
talk about travel lifts, and boat ramps, anything else he wants to put

Volunteer Rocky Rocco, Tallahassee left) completes his paperwork for the
coastal cleanup in Franklin County Saturday, 19 September. Mrs. Margaret
Pfeifer, St. George Island, holds up her "unique find" during the cleanup,
coordinated on St. George Island by Mary Lou Short

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in over there to aid him in doing what we leased him that facility to
do. As long as he's proclaiming he's to be a marina, and as long as
he's continuing to pursue it, there's DCA, the Governor, the Su-
preme Court, where ever (he) decides to take it to make it a marina,
then I'm going to resist him...with every bone in my body. Because,
it ain't right. In fact, I would like for this Board to allow me to
investigate with an attorney, other than the City Attorney (Bill
Webster) the possibility of having the Courts instruct Mr. Bevis to
cease and desist in his efforts to create a recreational marina over
there or else we're going to have him evicted, if we have that right.
I would like to pursue that with another attorney. I can't get the City
Attorney's interest on it but I think I can get another.'
Question: "Who would pay the.attorney?
Prophater: "If there's fees involved...They've got to do some pro
bono we'll talk about that to see if there's any interest. I'm getting
tired of going to every meeting and talking about Timber Island and
dockside marina over there. Would you like a second opinion?"
Another: "If it don't cost us anything.*

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Jack Prophaier, astiber of Carrabelle Port and
Airport Authority (CPAA), asks for Authority to get
a "second legal opinion" on the Timber Island lease
controversy At the CPAA meeting of 10 September


Your School Board Member, District 5
With Experience and ability to manage your schools and its
10 million dollar budget!
I appreciate your vote!
Thank you-
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Since making the decision to nm for the office of County Commis-
sioner-District 5, I have leaked many valuable lessons about Franklin
County, our people, and myself.
First, Franklin County faces many critical problems, ranging from
development to economic crisis. Next, our people are struggling to bring
about the changes necessary to maintain and improve their quality of life
here. And finally, personally, I have learned that no one person can solve
the problems of Franklin County. It takes combined efforts of our people
and all the elected officials to bring about change that benefits all the
Folks, promises are easy to make in the heat of a campaign-NOT
so easy to keep once elected.

My promises are simple:
-To be the very best County Commissioner I possibly can.
-To be there for a2l the voters in District 5.
-To be honest and fair with EVERYONE


Meeting with the fine people of Franklin County, one by one, has been a
rewarding and enjoyable experience. My deep pride and love for our
people has been strengthened. If I missed your home, please call me-
anytime-and 111 meet with you to discuss your concems.

The kindness and courtesy shown to me and my family will never be for-
gotten. I ask for your consideration on October 1st.
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