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The Franklin CountyChronicle
Volume 2, Number 18 Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th 26 September -9 October 1993
BEVIS SUES FRANKLIN
ON THREE COUNTS
As expected by the CountyAttorney
AlShuler, MyrtBevis filed a lawsuit
against the Franklin County
Commission through her attorney
Barbara Sanders on Tuesday, 21
September 1993 for denying her a
variance to place a septic tank on
her property. ,
First, Bevis seeks a declaratory
judgment that the ,County
Ordnance 79-8, which prohibits
the installation of a septic system
within 100 feet of a water well,
does not apply to aerobic systems.
She seeks a building permit by
Franklin County upon her
submission of written approval by
the County Health Department.
Bevis also asks for damages,
interest, costs and attorney's fees
in this lawsuit.
The lawsuit is the interim event in
a string of denials and approvals
in 1993. Bevis began the process
of obtaining a building'permit for a
residence on her propertywhich is
less than one acre, located in the
City of St. George. The Franklin
County Planning and Zoning
department directed Bevis to
obtain an on-site waste disposal
permit from the Dept. of Health
and Rehabilitative Services (HRS)
as a condition precedent to
obtaining a county building permit
because the lot was less than one
acre in size.
In February 1992, Bevis obtained
the on-site disposal permit from
HRS but the County Commission
denied the request for variance on
1 June 1993. Then, on 16 July
1993, Bevis asked the Commission
to reconsider its denial, and the
matter was agendaed and heard
on 17 August 1993, where the
Commission reversed itself and
granted Bevis the variance.
Then, without placement on the
agenda for the 7 September 1993
meeting, the County Commission
reversed itself again and denied
Bevis the variance. The ordinance
Continued on page 2
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By Debe Beard
Businessman Grady Lowe
narrowly won the 21 September
Group 4 City Commission seat, by
collecting twenty-five more votes
than former commissioner Frank
Page. A total of 573 votes were
cast at the polls, with Lowe
garnering 299 votes, Page 274.
The run-off election was a result
of the 7 September primary, in
which neither Page nor Lowe
received over 50% of the vote,
facing challenger Glenda Denney.
Since the primary, Denney has
said she has filed a complaint
with the Florida Ethics
Commission and the State
Elections Board, alleging
improprieties on the part of
opponent Frank Page and Franklin
county Deputy Carl Carlson.
Denney claims that Carlson gave
Page information concerning a
summons which was served on
her. Both Carlson and Page deny
any wrong- doing. Neither state
agency would confirm receipt of
BRINGS FUN TO
By Jack McDonald
Perhaps, on 11 September, the
rain fell mainly on the plain in
Spain, but nobody cared in.
Carrabelle. That's because all the
"fair ladies" '(and the not-so-fair
other sex) were enjoying a
gloriously sunny day at the Senior
Citizens' annual Fal Fun Festival.
There was. not a dark cloud to be
seen over the downtown parade in
the morning or at the happy,
musical afternoon in the greening
lawn and garden at the Senior
Norman Boyd, maitre d' of the
Center, called it "the best yet" Fall
Festival. He estimated the total
attendance at 250. Singers sang,
dancers danced, and thirsty,
hungry customers flocked to the
soda pop and ice cream concession
stands to find cooling relief. And
the Sheriffs Posse headed by Major
Jimmy Williams plus the women
of the AME Church did a land-
office business in serving up tasty
fish and fowl dinners.
Helen Schmidt, president of the
Council Board, was in general
charge of the event. Betty Judy
coordinated the entertainment.
Charlie Miller supervised the
children's games and Donna
Spacey painted clown faces on
eager youngsters. Jim Lawlor was
in charge ofthe indoor bingo game,
with support from callers Woodrow
Judy and Butch Baker.
Continued on page 2
Ms. Linda Attaway Stevens, 49,
from Newnan, Georgia, drowned
in the Gulf of Mexico, off of St.
George Island, and the Plantation,
on Thursday, 15 September 1993,
at approximately 1 P.M.
The St. George First Responder
team was called to the site butwas
unable to resuscitate Ms. Stevens.
She had apparently been swept
out by a strong undertow when
construction workers nearby
noticed her distress. They called
the sheriffs office immediately and
in turn the Sheriff s office contacted
the Marine Patrol and First
The Florida Marine Patrol found
the dead woman floating about
300 yards offshore. Attempts to
resuscitate herwere unsuccessful.
The body was taken toApalachicola
and transported to Holmes-
Middlebrook Funeral Home, and
then to the Medical Examiner's
office in Tallahassee.
Alligator Point Page 2
Map to Bluegrass
Festival Page 2
New Drugstore Page 3
Captain Ernie Page 3
Apalachicola Page 3
St. George Utilty
Obituaries Page 3
By Debe Beard
In an attempt to preserve
thousands of acres, of rural
Franklin County land, members
of the Planning and Zoning Board
have proposed a change in zoning
244,000 acres of land, currently
zoned as agricultural, which
county officials fear will be sold to
the state unless owners are allowed
increased development rights.
The proposed ordinancee would
allow for the transfer of
development density from one
parcel of land to another, with the
provision that the lands that
remain following the transfer be
maintained in their natural state.
Such transfers intended to cluster
or concentrate development to
specified areas while preserving
natural areas and/or forestry on
the lands from which density is
transferred. The ordinance states
that while forestry operations
would be allowed, mining shall not
be permitted, and the minimum
lot size to be created would be five
County Planner Alan Pierce
presented commissioners with the
proposal at the 21 September
meeting, saying that he had
consulted with Mike McDaniels of
the Department of Community
Affairs and addressed the following
concerns; all lots created would
have enough uplands to be
buildable; the originating area
must be truly buildable, i.e.,
itwould be fair to transfer density
from wetlands since they are not
buildable; and if the proposed
receiving area is along the river,
there should be some controls
about the types and numbers of
docks crossing the marsh.
While the county is de-designated,
DCA still reports to the Governor
and Cabinet. The agency is
supportive of innovative planning
techniques, said Pierce, but they
want to make sure that any density
transfer would not result in
By DEBE BEARD
They called them public hearings,
but very few Apalachicola citizens
felt the need to attend the meetings
held on the 14th and the 21st, to
discuss the city's budget for
approved the $1,558,288 financial
plan, including a millage increase
of one-half mill. The 1993-94
village rate was approved at
8.2914 which is 12.75 percent
higher than the current roll back
rate of 7.7914. The tax hike should
increase city coffers by close to
$19,000. This past year the city
collected $206,000 the new
budget will Increase ad valorem
tax collection to $225,000.
Following the first of the two public
hearings, city employees heard
reports that raises were included
in the budget, but at the final
SContinued on page 6
THE TIMBER ISLAND
FESTIVAL IS THE FIRST OF
ITS KIND IN THE PANHANDLE
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THE RENO BROTHERS, Stars of the Grand Ole Opry, will be headliners at the 16 October 1993 County
Bluegrass Festival in Carrabelle, at Timber Island, sing their Kentucky Gold Album, in two big shows.
The festival begins at 9 A. M., rain or shine, also featuring Bluegrass and Back, New Horizon, Falling
Waters Country Bluegrass Band, Lynn Hankins, the Rhythm Makers, Will Morris, the Charley Angels
Line Dancers, the Carrabelle Square Dancers and more. Advance tickets $5 through 30 September.
.Tickets at the gate will be $6.50. For ticket info, call 1-800-345-5183 or 1-904-697-2585. VISA,
MASTERCARD and DISCOVER cards accepted. Non-stop music, fun, food and dancing for everyone on
the banks of the Carrabelle River. Kiddy rides for the kids too' Bring lawn chairs for your own comfort.
Prizes will be given away hourly. Arts and Crafts also featured and food booths too. Sponsored by the
Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, P. 0. Drawer DD, Carrabelle, Fla 32322.
Physician Assistant Hank km *.
Cozine Briefs Civic Club bS
on status of Emerald Coast CARRARElT.
Substituting for Emerald Coast
Hospital administrator, Dr.
Charles Stark, Mr. Hank Cozine
addressed the St. George Island
Civic Club Thursday, 15
September 1993, outlining three
aspects of health care in Franklin
Cozine, who has beenwith Emerald
Coast since October 1992,
discussed the current status and
plans for inpatient hospital care,
the clinic and emergency medicine
in Franklin County. He began,
"We're stretched pretty thin... He
analogized medicine to playing a
banjo, "...when you have only one
string. What we're trying to do in
Franklin County medicine is to
add more strings." He said, for
now, "...we can play a few tunes
but cannot take requests..."
With regard to inpatient services,
Cozine described the current
management configuration with
Emerald Coast, in Apalachicola,
and the facilities and services at
Port St. Joe (Gulf Pines), where
"...many of the administrative
services and things like that are
shared." He agreed that "...Some
don't like that...", but rural
medicine throughout the United
States is "...hurting all over the
place." He attributed part of the
plight of rural medicine to "giant
corporations which pool resources
and ...try, as hard as they can, to
make hospitals like (Emerald
Coast) not to be around..."
Emerald Coast is a 20-bed medical
care facility, not a band aid station,
Cozine said. Despite their small
staff, the hospital has to conform
to the same rules and regulations
affecting larger hospitals, often run
by large corporations. And,
Emerald Coast inpatient services
are being upgraded and expanded.
He pointed out there is now a
physical therapist available two
days each week. The X-ray
equipment has been scheduled for
refurbishment, if not replaced, in
the next few months. In Port St.
Joe, the CT scanner will be
operational by the end of
September. Diagnostic ultrasound
devices will also be available.
Continued on page 2
By Debe Beard
Lawsuits, hospital complaints, and
the setting of bail in a murder case
were the hot topics at the 21
September meeting of the Board of
Franklin County Commissioners.
Eastpoint businessman Bob Allen
presented the Board with a letter,
in which he stated he "was utterly
shocked" at the County's reversal
of it's decision to allow composting
on his land at the Old Buckeye Mill
site in Carrabelle.
Allen contends that the reversal of
the decision should be void, as it
was made without notice, and is in
violation of the rights to due
process, and in violation of the
Sunshine Laws of the State.
Allen claims that Florida statutes
entitle him to a formal hearing,
and if such a hearing is not granted,
he will be forced to challenge the
constitutionality of your (the
Board's) actions as well as the
conflict of interest the County
apparently has concerning it's
desire for it's own composting
facility". The matter was turned
over to County Attorney Al Shuler
Commissioner Tom. Saunders
lodged numerous complaints
against Emerald Coast Hospital in
Apalachicola at the Tuesday
morning meeting. He stated that
before the hospital receives
$235,000 from the state, there are
many problems that need to be
addressed. Saunders said that he
had received five official complaints
against the hospital, and he had
not received a response from
Emerald Coast's administrator. A
list of grievances were submitted,
outlining problems with the air
conditioning system and patients
beds, which either have holes in
the mattresses and/or broken
Continued on page 2
By Jack McDonald
The Carrabelle City Commission
took only about 20 minutes
Monday night 20 Septempber at a
second and final public budget
hearing to approve a slight
reduction in the millage rate for
the 1993-94 fiscal year.
Twelve days earlier, the
commission had voted tentatively
to set the proposed millage rate at
the state-permitted cap of 10 mills,
the same as last year's rate. It was
estimated that the 10 mills rate
would bring in about $15,000 more
than year ago due to adjustments
in property appraisals. A rollback
to 9.222 mills, it was further
estimated, would result in the same
amount as last year's receipts.
Monday night, Commissioner
Raymond Willams said he had
gone over the proposed budget
carefully and had discovered a few
possible reductions that would
allow a millage rate of 9.759
instead of 10 mills. This is a small
amount, he said, translating to
about $3,500, but it represented a
step in the direction of reduced
Gary Peakes, a Carrabelle resident
who had urged at the 8 September
hearing that the commission make
atleasta symbolic reduction, spoke
up Monday night to thank the four
commissioners present for their
effort. Commissioner Jim Phillips
Another participant said he
objected to the commission's
earlier decision togranta 5 percent
pay increase "across the board" to
city employees. He said that
undoubtedly some individuals
merited such a boost, but he
doubted that everyone did. "Lots
of people in Carrabelle haven't had
an increase, either, in the past
three years," he said, "and I would
hope that the council would look
carefully at individual workers."
The commission- voted
unanimously to set the millage
rate at 9.759 and to adopt .the
1993-94 budget as thus amended.
Paog 26 6 aSPntemher 1993 *. The Franklin County Chronicle
Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th
By Paul Jones
The Alligator Point Taxpayers Association (APTA) elected new officers
aid board members at the annual meeting held on Saturday,
Ralph Emerson was elected President replacing Chip Cordell. Taylor
Moore and Dick Diffenderfer switched Vice-Presidents slots, with
Tdylor in at 1 st VP and Diffenderfer 2nd VP. Lisa Principato and Bob
H 'rwood were reflected as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Harold Brown, Bill Scaringe, Frank Gibson, and Richard Boulay are
the four freshman board members elected along with reelectee
Returning board members are Bunky Atkinson, Sat Satterfield,
Lynn Brion, Priscilla Williams, and Missy Withers. Chip Cordell
remains on the board as the ex officio.
The demeanor of the APTA reorganizational meeting was somewhat
somber due to the sudden death of Franklin County Deputy Sheriff
Sergeant Brad Bradley. Brad, a guardian angel to many Alligator
Point residents passed away on September 5.
For more than a decade we had the benefit of a resident deputy who
personally cared for the welfare of the residents of the Point. Now the
APTA must make it a priority to immediately solicit the Franklin
County Sheriff Department to provide similar assistance to this
Indeed, this may take awhile According to Captain Don Hammock,
Brad's area supervisor, the department is already shorthanded due
to recent resignations and medical leave. Even Sheriff Roddenberry
has been sidelined with a suspected hip tumor, but is expected to
return soon with no complications.
It's a pretty well publicized fact that the sheriffs office is currently
burdened with a budget shortfall as well as personnel needs. It is an
extremely opportune time for the APTA to consider the ri-esurrection
of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol program.
In early 1987, APTA and the Alligator Point Fire Department, in
coordination with then SheriffJackTaylor, initiated such a program.
The sheriffs department provided a patrol vehicle and training with
the county picking up the tab for the auto insurance, maintenance
and repairs. Also, the county was to supply the crime watch signs.
For unknown reasons this program never got off the ground.
NOW is the time to work towards implementing a program such as
In this split photo, Cleo and Rex Partington ofApalachicola "sign-upilfor
the 18 September Coastal Cleanup on St. George Island. Pictured on the
right Rose Drye and Jane Burke were the official registrars,for the
cleanup activities at mid-island. Another station was locatedrin the t'
state park on the east end of St. George. '
from page 1
is .-open to question and
applicability to this particular
situation, according to Bevis who
intends to install an aerobic
In Count II of the lawsuit, Bevis
seeks damages in excess of
$15,000 and an action for inverse
condemnation, in that the County
Commission has prevented
plaintiff Bevis from making a
reasonable use of her property by
prohibiting the installation of an
aerobic system to service her
In Count III, Bevis alleges that the
County Commission has denied
her due process by the
Commission's 7 September 1993
rescinding of its 17 August 93
action. In all counts, plaintiffBevis
seeks judgment for damages,
interest, costs and attorney's fees.
In Tuesday's meeting, the
Commission referred the matter to
counsel Al Shuler for his opinion
and review due at the next meeting.
The case, No. 93-0277-CA was
filed in the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit, in and for
Franklin County, Florida.
from page 1
Prominent in the parade were a
Forest Service vehicle with USDA's
Smokey the Bear very visible, a
Marine Patrol trailer and speedy
boat, police cars, fire trucks from
StJames/Lanark and Carrabelle,
Shriners' darting cars, a county
library float, the Wilderness Coast
Bookmobile, and blasts of "music"
from Oyster Radio. Notto overlook
the pretty queen of the Seafood
Festival, Amy Daniels, or the maitre
d' who was to be heard as wellas
seen among the carolers on the
Senior Citizens' float. The Grand
Marshall of the parade was
architect Robert Crozier, who
designed the Senior Citizens
Lynn Hankins handled the dual
role of mistress of ceremonies and
solo singer with aplomb at the
garden party. A Far Westerner,
SPeterRichardson, called the square
dances for the Carrabelle Squares
troupe. Charlie's Angels from
Charlie's Lounge in Eastpoint,
demonstrated the simple
intricacies of line dancing. There
were numerous singers and
players, as well.
Norman Boyd was pleased to show
off the lawn and grounds at the
Senior Center, including new trees
and "even" some grass, as he put it
- much of its representing growth
from the brand-new layout of a
year ago. He called attention to
improvements brought about in
no small way by volunteers and by
inmates from the Franklin County
Work Camp. "The inmates care a
lot," he said. "They like the Center
and the people and the staff. They
are a great help."
from page 1
In surgical areas, closed down for
a long time, cataract operations
have been performed by Capital
Eye Center on a monthly, basis.
Dr. Steve Gross has completed
some foot surgery. Plans have'been
made to begin orthopedic surgery
and other surgery as soon as
negotiations have been completed.
"I don't know when it's going to
happen, but it's going to happen
soon because we're cranking..."
There is one outpatient clinic
operating in Franklin County,
Apalachee Bay Medical next to
Hill's Pharmacy. Dr. Charles Stark,
who is also administrator at
Emerald Coast, sees patients there
twice weekly for half day. Another
clinic, in Carrabelle, is planned to
open soon but no date was
mentioned. Eventually, Cozine told
the club members, the hospital
clinic would be closed.
Franklin County is one of 13
counties in Floridawhich has been
designated as a rural health area
in a critically unmanned medical
shortage "...which means there
are not enough doctors around
here..." Cozine told his audience.
He reminded his listeners that"...if
you don't use the clinic, you lose
the clinic..."Apalachee Bay Medical
is the second clinic in Florida to be
rural health certified, as he put it.
Cozine, concluded by saying that
emergency medical services have
improved considerably in the last
twoyears, but the costs ofoperating
such a facility remain very high.
Putting an ambulance on the road
costs about, $100,000, including
costs for certifying personnel and
equipment. The current status of
the ambulances is uncertain due
to breakdowns although a new
ambulance has been ordered.
The issue of transfers to
Tallahassee or Panama City
without going through Emerald
Coast Hospital in Apalachicola
came up again. Cozine said the
requirement for all emergency
patients to go to Emerald Coast
first is a part of administrative
regulations and lower risk of not
having an ambulance available for
additional calls, should one be
dispatched to locations out-of-
Marilyn Bean presented the
Treasurer's report, as follows:
ST. GEORGE ISLAND CIVIC
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Continued on page 6
Franklin County -
Commission from page 1
Saunders alleges the call bell'!
system, which alerts the nursing ,
staff of patients needs, is obsolete,
the cloth chairs in the patients
room have been soiled by
incontinent patients. The roof in
the suture room is leaking into,,
pans placed on top of shelves, ?!
often overflowing unto sterile .
Saunders stated the problems have
continued for many years, and
that the county should make
stipulations on the condition of
the facility, prior t6 receipt of the
funds. Saunders and attorney Ben
Watkins were advised to make an
appointment with the
administrator of the hospital to
Emerald Coast's Administrator
Charles Stark was said to have
denied the allegations and when
this reporter attempted to reach
him by phone, was told that he
was on vacation until Monday.
Commissioner Ed Tolliver
addressed the Board asking if the
County could file a complaint
against the bail set in a murder
case. Dana Denise Estes Richards
was released on bond set at
$25,000, after being indicted on
first degree murder charges, in the
stabbing death of her husband,
Clinton "Buddy" Richards.
Tolliver told the Bard Richard's
family was hoping to appeal the
bond set, and said crack dealers
have higher bails, and they haven't
killed anyone." Board Chairperson
Buford "Dink" Braxton said he had
spoken to the family, and that they
realized the "county's hands were
tied'" as the judge in the case has
sole discretion on setting bond.
The Coastal Cleanup was quite
successful. Over 100 participants
picked up close to 1900 pounds of
garbage and trash at two locations,
St. George Island and Battery Park
in Apalachicola. Johnson report
169 pounds of recyclables were
collected, as well as 1800 pounds
of solid waste.
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Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th
The Franklin County Chronicle, 26 September 1993 *, Page 3
Editorial and Commentary
AN OLD FRIEND PASSES...
Our hearts are heavy this week after we learned about the passing
of 82-year-old "Miss Ruby" Robertson, formerly of Tallahassee and
Hampton, Georgia. When my mother, Margaret, and I first attended
Gray Memorial Methodist Church in Tallahassee, a small "community"
church made up of friendly folks who sought a small congregation
thriving in a large city, we met "Miss Ruby."
With cane in hand, she took a .
bead on Margaret across the .
sanctuary and when the !
interception occurred, there was'
the beginning of a new friendship.
This was particularly important ,
for Margaret who also had her
roots torn from her, transplanted .
to Texas and then Florida, leaving
behind family, old friends,,"
graveyard visits and all the things
conjured up in memory that can. '
add to the misery of growing old.
Ruby was married before age 20 and lived a very full life through the
depression 30s and the war-torn 40s, but we found there was always
more. She shared herself with her congregation and friends.
She was very active in her church, yet she maintained contact with
her remaining friends back in Hampton, Georgia where in the next
few days, she will return. Her daughter, Mrs. Louise Goldhagen and
husband Phil, and granddaughers Kitty Boswell (Tallahassee),
Sanlin Cory (San Francisco) and two great grandchildren are among
She was more than a mere thread of continuity in her newly adopted
home and church following "retirement" when she moved to Florida,
Her impact in the church was substantial and lasting. While Ruby's
life has great meaning to many of her friends and family, my mere
observation and marvel is the grace, courage and zest she manifested
in living. Oh, thatwe could follow her example in this and many other
things into old age. Tom W. Offer
"Tom W. Hoffer
C a p tain
By Ernie Rehder
NO FROSTONTHE PUMPKIN BUT
THE WATERS ARE COOLING
October may be the best month for
surf and bay fishing, so go for'em
before winter comes. On the surf
side, late Oct. through mid-Nov. is
when the flounder, usually a
solitarybeast, school-if that's the
properword forsuch aslow-moving
fish-in the surf, on into shore and
outside the bar. They tend to be
smallish, about one to a pound,
but they are delicious. Patience
helps in catching them. Most local
species of any size pretty much
hook themselves, but the flounder
needs a bit of time to get his lips
and teeth around the bait. If you
are fishinging n area where there
may be flounder and you keep
having fish drop the bait, then just
let the bait-live, fresh or baited
jig-sit for a moment before
striking. Flounder are greedy but
Try for reds in some of less fished
spots on the bay side ofSt. George,
by wading or-much better-in a
small boat. Just don't scare them
away. Keep moving, but use a
paddle or electric motor, as you
patrol the rock, grasses and oyster
bars. It's good to cast a shrimp or
bait-tipped jig for them, retrieving
just quickly enough to stay off the
weeds and shells.
Ochlochonee Bay has many great
spots, but I recommend putting in
your boat shortly before dead low
tide, in order to get in a solid two
hours of casting before the current
pulls you into Angelo's. There are
oils and a 30-ft. hole, often
productive for trout, reds, etc., by
that private dock off Mashes road,
butitis hard to fish there when the
tide is rolling in. The Bay also
features big tarpon in the fall
Speaking of tides, the usual rule of
fish-the-incomingtide need not
always be obeyed in the fall and
winter. You can often get reds and
trout too on a falling tide, especially
by the channels under the bridges
in Apalachicola Bay.
GET A LINE ON THE NEW LINE
New technologies in fishing line
have the potential to revolutionize
light-tackle fishing. That is, "light
tackle" but with new,- much
stronger line. As you may-Iave
noticed in tackle shops, shelves
and walls now feature new brands
ofline that offer, roughly speaking,
three times the strength orlb.-test
about half the diameter of
conventional monofilament line.
If your spool was designed to hold.
let's say, 150 yds. of 10 lb.test
mono, then the new line should
give you about 250 yds. of 30 lb.
test! A quantum leap.
The newlines are not monofilament
but may be used on spinning and
other types of reels. They do not
stretch or kink like mono does.
Among the brands are Kevlar,
Spectra and Silver Braid. There
are considerable differences among
BOARD OF COUNTY
HEARS FROM BOB
At Tuesday's 21 September 1993 meeting, Clerk Kendall Wade read
the following letter from Robert Allen, who wrote to complain about
the Commission's earlier recision of its approval for his land in the
River Road area near Carrabelle as a possible composting site.
Again, between the lines' one can detect the distant thunder of more
legal action, and additional employment for County Attorney Al
Chairman of County Commission
Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
Post Office Box 117
Eastpoint, Florida 32328
Dear Chairman Braxton:
I was utterly shocked to learn that the Commission reversed its
decision regarding composting on the 54-acre tract to which I am
record title holder.
This decision concerning the use to which I may make upon my land
was made without notice and opportunity to be heard in violation of
my rights to due process under State and Federal law. Consequently,
the decision is void. The decision to reverse your decision was not an
item set forth in your agenda which is likewise in violation of the
Sunshine Laws of the S ate of Florida.
As record title holder, your decision "Agency Action" affected
substantial interests of mine which entitles me to a formal hearing
as set forth in Florida Statute 120.57(1). Insofar as substantial
rights were affected, I would be entitled to no less than 14 days notice
of-any decision as well as an opportunity to be heard.
Additionally, Florida Statute 125.66(6) (1989) compels the Board to
hold two advertised public hearings on any proposed ordinance or
resolution initiated by the Board; of County Commissioners or its
designee which do not actually change the zoning designation
applicable to a piece of property, but affects the use of land.
Accordingly, I demand a formal hearing upon proper notice and
opportunity to be heard as mandated by 125.66 and 120.57(1)
Florida Statutes, (1991).
In the event such is not granted, I will be forced to challenge the
constitutionality ofyour actions as well as the conflict of interest the
County apparently has concerning its desire for its own composting
Please govern yourselves accordingly.Sincere
Robert D. Allen
On the down side, the designer
lines are expensive. Expect to shell
out about $20 or more, depending
on reel capacity. Filling up your
grouper reel would be a major
Another possible disadvantage is
that the untinted varieties of the
new line may reflect sunlight and,
thus, scare away some fish. I don't
know that for a fact, since I haven't
fished with it much at all. I can say
that it casts like a dream.
Will keep you posted on designer
lines, and you let me know your
experiences with them.
SURF FISHING CLINIC
I am planning a practice session
and do-it-yourself surf fishing
clinic at St. George Island, on the
Saturday in October, inside the
Park on the east end. All novices
are welcome and it is free; but, if
you wish to participate, you must
call me or leave a message. My
telephone is 904-385-4016. Idon t
want to be the only one there.
POST OFFICE BOX 590
EASTPOINT, FLORIDA 32328
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CHRONICLE, INC.
26 September 1993
Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Columnists Anne James Estes
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Contributors Jack McDonald
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Susan and Mike Cates St. George Island
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By Jack McDonald
A bright, new, turquoise-painted
storefront proclaimed the opening
13 September of the Carrabelle
Medical Pharmacy in a downtown
building vacated several years ago
by Atterbury Enterprises.
It is opposite the Florida Power Co.
office and next-door to the former
Everitt department store, which is
newly occupied by two businesses:
A Silent Partner and the Bayou II
Karen Hill, who lives on St George
Island and has owned and operated
the Eastpoint Medical Pharmacy
(formerly called Hill's Medical
Pharmacy) for a dozenyears, is the
owner and registered pharmacist
of the new drugstore.
"Our pharmacy is completely
computerized," said Ms. Hill. "We
keep on ready file a profile record
of each customer. The record
contains a medical history,
medication and allergies, and
indicate problems with multiple
doses and/or drug-to-drug
"A counseling sheet or monograph
will be printed out with each
prescription. This will indicate
dosage directions, any
complications with food or drink,
whether taken with meals or at
other times, etc. All this will be
stored in the computer system for
Ms. Hill said that if an obscure or
little-used drug is not immediately
found on her shelves, it will be
ordered for next-day delivery from
her supply house in Orlando. Store
hours are 9:00 to 5:00, Monday-
Ms. Hill's 13-year-old daughter,
Chasity, attends Carrabelle High
School. The new business owner
plans to be married in December.
A New C0k1b(Bkof the Area
SEAFOOD THE APALACHICOLA WAY
By Joyce Estes, available at
BSaysicfe affery dr' fTforist, Eastpoint
The Camoffage Shop, Apalachicola
V Baysidce FCower Shop, Carrabelle
Write: P.O. Box 585, Eastpoint 32328
THIRD WELL ON LINE;
DOCKET IN ST. GEORGE UTILITY
After 4.5 years when the Public
Service Commission (PSC)
approved rate increases, imposed
a moratorium on connections, and
ordered the St. George Island Utility
Company to erect a new water
storage tank and install a third
well, has the docket No. 21127
been fulfilled and ordered closed,
effective 15 September 1993.
Some history: On 24 April 1989,
the PSC established increased
rates and charges for the utility
under order No. 21127, which also
imposed a moratorium against any
further connections. The utilitywas
also ordered to submit plans for a
new water storage tank and the
installation of a third well. The
moratorium was lifted at the
Agenda Conference of the PSC on
20 October 1992 after utility owner
Gene Brown stated to the
Commission that the new third
well would be on line and
operational by 1 March 1993.
The PSC ordered the utility to have
the well on line and operational
with all requried Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
permits no later than 1 March
1993. The completion of the third
well was the final remaining
requirement of order No. 21127.
But, the third well was not ready
by that date, and in a letter dated
2August 1993, the utilityexplained
the financial problems involved
in the delay of the well.
Ten days later, on 12 August 1993,
the utility's engineers stated that
the third well was now complete,
and by24August 1993, DEP made
its final test of the third well.
Thus, the requirements of order
No. 21127 having been met, despite
the delays, the docket has been
In the meantime, the PSC notice of
its intention to initiate the
revocation of the utility's certificate
No. 302-W is still moving ahead.
On 9 July 1992, the utility filed
objection to the notice and the
case has been set for hearing,
schedioed for 1 and 2 November
1993 In Tallahassee. The PSC
recently circulated a customer
survey :as a part of those
OF LIGHTS IN
By George H. Malone
The two lights in Lafayette Park,
donated by the Philaco Women's
Club o6f Apalachicola, were
dedicated Thursday afternoon, 16
September, in a lovely and moving
ceremony attended by about 50
Afterwelcoming comments by Mrs.
Joyce Estes, president of the club,
the officers and board members of
the club were introduced. This was
followed by a prayer of praise
offered by the Rev. Kip Younger,
Minister, First United Methodist
Mr. Jimmie Nichols, past mayor of
Apalachicola, then gave a short
talk on the history of Lafayette
Park, relating its origins in the
original city plan and the choice of
its name, its history through the
19th century. He finished his talk
with details of the beautification
project which included the
beautification completed lastyear,
with the landscaping, the new
gazebo and the lights.
Acting in the stead of the mayor,
who was unable to attend, Mayor
pro tem Jack Frye officially
accepted the two lights for the City
of Apalachicola and thanked the
club for its generosity and civic
Mrs. Estes followed this with a
Club, saying that it was started as
a reading club in 1896, making it
one of the oldest women's clubs in
the state. In 1904, it was number
seven in the list of twelve clubs
which joined together to form the
Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs. From its reading club
origin,it branched out into civic
interests. For example, it was
responsible for the first PTA in the
city. It has also taken a great
interest in the library, as one might
expect. And finally there is this
latest project of the lights for
The president next turned to the
recognition of the 50-year members
in whose honor the lights were
being dedicated. Eight roses were
brought forward, and, as Mrs.
Estes read their names, the two
members who were present, Mrs.
Kathleen Hays and Mrs. Bonnie
Continued on page 6
Snow Cook House
P.O. Box 671
I remember Apalachicola during
BY ANNE JAMES ESTES
I remember Apalachicola during
the month of September,
supposedly the month that
precedes the winter season, even
though it is sometimes cold, or I
should say, colder in September,
because only rarely do we
experience the bitter cold of other
Indian summer is another "season"
that follows September. Thinking
back, I believe th6 month of
September was the month we all
wished, eventhough it is in the
hurricane season, for especially
good weather. This would
determine to a great extent, the
luck, and success of the seafood
industry, which in turn, so many
other aspects of our life and
livelihood depended upon.
Without a season of successful
shrimp "cathebis", or loads, there
would be no "extra" money to go to
the Dixie Theater it costs (ten
cents), then, and enjoying Cokes ,
popcorn (ten cents). We couldn't
enjoy a Big Black Cow all day
candy suckers.No possibility of new
school shoes or socks, or even the
sometimes rarity of a new store
The new year of school started in
September and I always, during
elementary, walked to Mary, Star
of the Sea Parochial (M.S.S.). Nine
blocks in the morning, then back
home for lunch, again back .to
school. And finally after afternoon
lessons were concluded, a final
walk home for the day. Usually,
there were myself, Gloria Mahou;
(Martina), Mary Madeline Brown
(Nedley) and Dorothy Ralstead
When we arrived at Mrs. Veenia
Narred's house (where the new St.
Patrick's Parish Hall is located
now). I would stop and upon the
advice of Mrs. Narred, take Willie-
Lynn by the hand (he was rather
small) and not let go until we
were safe in the classroom" (there
being only three classrooms), also
"to be sure to bring him home
safely, right on time", which I did.
Sometimes, on the way home,
Charlotte and Henry Lewis
Griswold would walk us as far as
Aunt Maggie Martina's house,
where their mother, Mrs. Marie
Griswold, my aunt's sister, would
be waiting for them.
I could never stop in the afternoon
to look for pecans at Mr. Anderson's
house, (where Elmo and andAnnie
Ruth Cesaroni Maxwell now live),
because we were afraid of arriving
home late as this. This would be
followed by chastisement.
However, I would often stop in the
mornings on the way to school, as
the Mother Superior, Sister Mary
Carmel only gave a one ruler slap
in the palm of the hand for five
minutes tardinessand two for ten
minutes, which wasn't too bad.
After I graduated from M.S.S. to
Chapman High Public School
(there were four of us, Adrienne
Elliott, Mary Madeline Brown
(Nedley), Stephen Heyser and
myself) to the ninth grade, I still
had to walk, this time twelve blocks,
four times daily, and would be
joined by Rosalie Ray (Clark), and
sometimes Milford Butler. As we.
walked past the old cemetery on
Main Street, I remember one of our
many different conversations
would be concerning the death,
dying and burial proceedings of
friends and family.
One of the customs back then,
upon the death of anyone in the
community, was to sit at the home
of thedeceased, from the time of
death until the final funeral rites
at the graveside. Each friend and
neighbor took a turn visiting,
consoling, bringing prepared foods,
and in some instances cooking,
serving and cleaning. Anything to
"help outin time of sorrow". Not all
cadavers were returned to their
homes for mourning but mostwere,
at least, in my neighborhood.
As September moved, an indian
summer would soon arrive and.
the bathing suits, for those who
had them, shorts and in some
instances, the long school pants
would reapppear. Walking over
"the fill" on the John Gorrie Bridge,
we would once again indulge in
our favorite sport and pastime,
swimming. As I have often said;
again I repeat, those were among
the happiest days of my life. The
memories remain fast and true.
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arrabelle, Florida 32322
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Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th
Nearly 120 Franklin County residents, most from St. George Island,
Eastpoint and Apalachicola, gathered 9 September 1993 (Thursday
evening) in the courtroom at the Franklin County Courthouse to hear
Dr. Ben Johnson present a revised Resort Village plan, and 20
speakers presenting various points-of-view regarding the new
development on St. George Island.
Alan Pierce introduced the issue to the Commission and guests.
Commissioners Jimmy Mosconis,Ed Tolliver and Bevin Putnal were
present. Commissioners were Dink Braxton and Tom Saunders were
absent. After reading relevant sections of the 1977 Development
order governing St. George Island, Pierce briefly outlined the revisions
to the Resort Village plan, to exclude bay front development, a move
of the Leisure Lane road to avoid direct contact with Village activity,
and above all, substantial decreases in densities and decreases in
commercial acreage. Dr. Ben Johnson is asking the County
Commission for a change in zoning to permit multi-family residential
units instead of purely commercial use.
"Wastewater disposal has not been properly addressed. ...General
Howell pointed out to you that the natural drainage is to the Bay....
You are going to have an increase in vehicular traffic. Emergency
evacuation has not been addressed and would be tortious at the
best. Fire protection. Consider the water supply in the Plantation. It
is so minimal now if you turn on two faucets, you get a bare trickle.
If you had a conflagration in there, it would truly be a conflagration.
It would sweep from the Sikes Cut all the way through the entire
4. "I'm John Gouch. My wife, Shirley, and myself, we will be living in
the Plantation and Sea Palm Village, which is immediately adjacent
to the Resort development. ..."
"When we purchased the land, we did not purchase the land because
of this development. We have seen many full fledged developments
along the coast. That can happen here. It would be unfortunate. I
think the Board of Commissioners has a chance now to avoid that
from happening. Sure, this one project here may not be that in itself
a major development, but it opens the door. And, it was said earlier,
once that door is open and the big developers get a chance to come
in here, this whole area will change. It would better financially,
perhaps, but it would bring in a whole new set of circumstances; a
whole new culture. I personally think this is a great area, as it is, and
I hope the Board takes great caution before they make a decision
that's going to greatly affect the future of this area."
5. "My name is Christin Gallo and I live in the Nick's Hole
devleopment... I only recently moved to the island within the last six
months or so, and I have been following this project."
"I would like to say a few things about what I have always contended
was the basic issue here which had to do with Mr. Johnson's vested
rights. It has always been said that the only one who defined Mr.
Johnson's vested rights in this program was Mr. Johnson. It's not
anything to get a hold of."
"...I'm not so sure that the basic premise that has always been used
here that "Well, if you do not all6w multi-family you're going to get
commercial development"...I'm rfot so sure it was true, ever. That's
very very iffy about what could lbe commercially developed there..."
that we bring these plans out and approve this thing, you have no
idea that's going to be built there....I'll tell you what going to be built
there. Whatever is going to generate enough capital..."
"The reason we haven't got a development down at the (Sikes) Cut
right now is not because ofanything.. .they never could find anybody
that had enough money thatwas stupid enough to put it in... (laughter).
That's the reason we don't have it right now. The highest and best
uses was for the homes."
9. Lennie Davis: "... Ten percent of all the oysters produced in the
U. S. come from Apalachicola Bay. And, we're dealing with one of the
most sensitive things that could affect the economy ofthis community
more than anything else... I know that all elected officials intend to
do right and honest by the people that they serve. And, I still believe
that. Yet I cannot help but be watchful (about) what is going to
happen to what I consider to be under the 1977 development order
a commitment to those of us who are going to take their life savings
, to come here, buy a home, and be a citizen of Franklin County...."
10. Reverend T. C. Banks: "T.C. means "take care of business". I've
heard quite a lot ofdiscussion about the project on St. George Island.
And, I have here a list of jobs that was mentioned to us. And, I assure
you that Franklin County needs jobs. I heard But there is no
assurance in this. And, I heard one fellow say... if certain things
happen, they would get contractors from here or there. ... Mr.
Chairman and Commissioners, before you grant this permit, I would
want to ask in writing, since I am a Franklin County Citizen, I would
want assurance that this would help Franklin County."
"I want assurance that this would be posted in Apalachicola. Small
business contractors... be given first priority on the project. No "ifs",
"ands" or butss". Number two. That the bids would be posted and we
would be notified in advance when posted so that small business
contractors...will know beforehand so that they might be there to
pass the application irf... I've talked to many Franklin County
citizens. They want assurance that we will reap the benefits of
whatever project that you grant a a permit for..."
Then, Dr. Ben Johnson reviewed his new proposal, indicating that
a number of handout materials explaining each change were
available to the audience. Johnson is asking permission to build 60
multi-family residential units over" a lengthy period of time", based
on 2.3 units per gross acre, he said. "The choice, basically, is a
smaller project with residential or a larger project limited to:purely
He repeated:" The residential units would permit his company to sell
them quickly, generating needed cash flow, and enabling them to
finance their project. Johnson added, "Wewon'tfind ourselves in the-
situation as Green Point...in which they are dependent on fitiding'
very large amounts of capital. We can basically self-finance if we are
allowed to sell some residential units."
Facing the Commission, Johnson said, "Now I realize you. have
received a couple hundred letters opposing high density, multi-
family development. And, you may be persuaded by this opposition
to our vested rights, of a purely commercial project. But, before you
decide that, I hope you will listen carefully to what we're saying and
that of the community..."
"...If the project is delayed for a few years, the benefits that come to
the project, in terms ofjobs and in terms of property taxes, will also
be delayed. ...I don't have unlimited resources ... Frankly, we may be
forced to go and involve outside investment groups...and get them
involved. ...It's very likely they will have their own construction
company.. .their own crews... They will build the thing in six months
and (then) they'll move out.. From our point of view, that's
undesireable. We would rather maintain as much control as we
can..." Johnson concluded. He said that fundamentally, the choice
was between a smallerprojectbuiltbyhim, who has also demonstrated
a willingness to work with the community (as some "speakers
attested) and a larger project by a major developer. Then, Dr.
Johnson said he and his planners revised the Resort Village plan to
reduce densities, putting gaps of 80-90 feet between the multi-family
(condo) buildings, and re-routing Leisure Lane to remove the
objectionable parking configurations in the earlier plan."
"I'll be the first to say that we don't have everything solved right now.
But, we're willing to work with people and we re really trying to create
a project that everyone is going to be happy with and everyone will
feel is a strong addition to the local economy..."
Citing a report by Steve Leitman, a consultant to Dr. Johnson's
company, CoastalDevelopment Consultants, Inc.," Environmentally,
this project will be better than single-family development The
reason for this conclusion is the advanced technology in the
wastewater treatment plant proposed for the project, he said. With
that, Dr. Johnson said he was anxious to hear from various
members of the audience, so he sat down to listen and respond to
1. Ted Rodrique read a letter from his daughter-in-law, Lori Rodrique,
member of the Board of Directors in the Plantation, in favor of the
proposal to change the zoning to multi-family residential.
"...Times have just changed. Aid, you also have one other very
Important economic and environmental reason thatyou probably
won't have commercial devlopnj nt out there, and that is you have
a terrible water and sewer problem. You particularly have that
terrible sewer problem there. You see, it is not economically feasible
to put in any kind of substantial waste water treatment plant for
some small scale development.J"
6. "...I'm here representing Mr. Tom Salano who is a property owner
and he owns the piece of property adjacent to the first condominium
depicted on the board, on the beachfront. Mr. Salano is opposed to
multi-family development. Number one, because of the fact that it
will have a significant impact on the property of the homeowners
along that strip adjacent to the condominiums."
7. Royce Hodge: "I am a resident here for ten years now. And, I've
been very involved in Franklin)County. I've been director of the
Seafood Festival for several years, the Chamber of Coihffierce for
several years, and active member of the Panhandle Players which
kind of spreads out over the County, and a member of the Planning.
arid Zoning Board for many yeats, up until this summer, when my
traveling called for me to resigibmy position... One, the rezoning
issue itself. I think we are possibly getting to the point where the
growth is going on so much in many parts of the county that rezoning
is become....an easy thing to do-"
" I think we ought to think real'hard before we start just rezoning,
and particularly if the reasons are for jobs, more taxes and so forth.
Obviously, if we want that, we can rezone the whole county."
"...I think a lot of people bought property in Franklin County based
on the existing zoning laws in that area at that time, and I think it
is a real injustice to somebody all of a sudden you change what the
adjacent property can be used for..."
"...I guess what bothers me the most is that I don't like for somebody
to say, If you don't give me this, .then this is gonna happen. This is
sort a syndrome ofanother developer not too long ago on St. George
Island. (He) used to preface everything he wanted with that statement.
"If you don't allow me to have this, this is gonna be a Panama City
strip over there. Sort of a bullying type of thing..."
8. B. L. Cosey. I live riqht on the Cut... Mr. Johnson started the
single-family zoning. He went out there and built single-family
houses (The Bluffs). He had to have permits and zoning to do that.
Then, we asked you to change that, he asked you for spot zoning. You
already have problems with that I believe, right now. That bothers
me. Number One. Number Two, everybody talks as if the island-all
the job opportunities, and everything... We've got some nice big
homes being built out there, and there's a lot of people working on
them. And, most of those people are local builders, local heating and
air conditioning people, that made their living off of the Plantation
people and the other people on the island for the last 10 or 15 years.
And, all of a sudden...that was thelast shot for most of them. ...They
didn't come down here with their hat in hand and asking for food
stamps. They brought money int9 the communities, and built nice
homes, and they're paying taxes for it. ...I suspect there's 30 or 40
new homes going up there right #iow."
"I think the County, the administrators, need to have consideration
for the people that s already there now. You can't pick your house up
and move it. So, for this thing to be a success, its gonna have to spell
failure for the security system we have in the Plantation. If you have
a commercial venture there, and for it to be successful, you're gonna
have to have everybody that wants to come in there, to come in. You
are not going to have that much demand unless you bring them in
there... Our overtaxed water system won't even supply water for the
people that are there. The other thing that concerns me greatly is
QietEleganc the St. TGeorge ,Inn
Reverend T. C. Banks
Continued on page 5
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2 Christine Rhodes spoke for the black community, indicating" .The
project would help blacks... It would provide many jobs for us.
...There is a need for diversified jobs and I feel that the project has
the potential for the young people to do something. It would increase
the tax revenue. And, I can speak from that because it is hard for me
to try to get property taxes that I have to pay in Franklin County..."
"If we can get something to help us here, we need that. We need
economic development. I also feel that the comments and responses
from the company that I've seen thus far...I do feel that the
developers are very concerned about the development of the project."
3. I'm Harry Buzzett. My wife Kathy and I are permanent residents
of the Plantation. We lived there for six years. I ask that the County
Commission not allow condominiums and multi-familly homes in
the Plantation. I ask that you exercise your option for one family
homes. Let me address why I ask this. The first reason is pollution
of the Bay.
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, meeting tonight... The reason I
(,4sked to speak... One. When we
were working with the Economic
Development and Tourism
,Council, one of the things thatwe
,4ameetoa conclusion severalyears
go was that Franklin County
j'liad to have a direction. And, we
round that tourism was a great
direction for this county for
[several reasons. Primarily. it's a
'clean industry. People come here,
they leave their money and they
,; tourism business goes very well
.wiith the seafood industry. A
couplee of years ago, we all
Searched over to Tallahassee and
ospoke to the Governor and
Cabinet in favor of Greenpoint.
S e.vEverybody was in favor, of
J;Greenpoint... andwe all stood up
Sf ,nd told the Governor'and
S.iabinet that Franklin County
neededd some growth. Franklin
countyy needed some
developmente. ...If we could get a
dfew morejobs in Franklin County
Lqyou could take away some of the
commercial fishing pressure on
our Bay. There's lots of things
:-hat were said in front ofthe
G-overnor and the Cabinet that
*'really stuck with me. One of the
major things was, I remember at
"the time we were under the rule
',.of the State of Florida (Area of
Critical State Concern) and I
.remember several hundred
people standing in unison, and
saying. We want the decision-
*!making ability, the Democratic
-process brought back to Franklin
him willing to make
commitments, I found him willing
to make some concessions. I'm
telling you, If we're going to have
development in this County, and
I promise you we are, we'd better
stickwith somebodywe can trust,
and somebody we can hold their
feet to the fire."
14. Dr. TomAdams: "I'm wearing
this shirt this evening...one it
represents me as a citizen of
Franklin County, and it also
represents that what I do is that
I obey the rules. I live by the
rules The rules that I refer to are 16. Charles Watson, lifelong
those that we were given when resident of Franklin County.
we bought our property. We Retired school teacher. I stayed
bought property that here this long because I couldn't
condofnihlums multi-family are' save enough money teaching
not allowedd in, this area for ,school to leave. I'm interested in
development. That rule wa~ dotWme' f the job possibilities that
reaffirmed by Gene Brown before might be available for Franklin
the Apalachee Planning County. The unemployment rate
Committee; it was reaffirmed in in Franklin County points to the
writirigandweknowthatitexists. fact that seafood industry needs
Thatias the document that was some help in trying to keep people
handed to me when I started to employed. I'm concerned that if
build nMy house. I built by the the plan proposed by this resort
rules- I came into Franklin company, if it meets the density
County as a citizen ready to live requirement for the County, and
by the rules. I'm asking the the waste water treatment.. as
Commitissioners to also live by other developments have met,
the rules and stay with the rules then I think the County should
that say "no condominiums no
multi-family in that area. I have fMTTTTp A'
not opposed commercial CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
development If there is to be a
buffer, the 77 development rule
" I was born and reared here as
4th generation; my wife's a fifth
generation. And, we've seen a lot
of different aspects. ... I've got a
kid that's leaving to go to college
'next week. And, I want you to
know that 80, 90 percent of the
children who graduate from
Franklin County schools and
leave,never come back. And, they
don't come back because there is
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11. John Miller: Apalachicola
Divers supply. This business is
verytouristrelated; needs tourism
to grow. I see a project like this to
be a very positive thing."
12. Mary Lou Short:" I live in Sea
PalmVillage. Myhome is adjacent
to Resort Village. I purchased my
home in 1989 and I purchased it
with the full knowledge that the
property adjacent to this home
was commercial. There was never
any doubt in my mind that the
project would be developed
commercially.. The question in
my mind was when it was going to
be developed. I am here to speak
in favor of the new Resort Vilalge
Plan. I believe that Dr. Johnson's
willingness to compromise is
evident in the new proposal. The
Resort Village proposal is a
sensible approach to the
development of this property."
13. Leon Bloodworth: "My family
owns alotinthe Plantation. In the
past, I'm been the President of
the Chamber of Commerce, and I
was also the Director of the
Economic Development and
Tourism Council. I want to go on
record in saying that I was
opposed to building the bridge to
St. George Island. If they listened
to me we wouldn't be having this
And, those of you who have been
speaking, those of you who are
against the project, those of you
who live on St. George Island, I've
looked at each of you I want to
know, how many have kids in our
school system here? How many
would like to have your
compound live next to you? And,
how many can afford to? How
many of them can have jobs here?
We've got some basic needs. You
know the biggest payroll in
Franklin County today? It's not
seafood. Most of the oyster that
are sold here are shipped out of
Lousiania. We're a borkerage
house folks. It's not the County.
It's not the schoolboard. It's not
the Sheriff. The biggest payroll
payroll is the welfare roll. We've
got 9000 people in this county
with our estimated welfare roll
about $10 million dollars. That
doesn't include unemployment
(nor) workman's compensation.
Our teachers are the lowest paid
teachers in the state of Florida.
As I get older, I find that dealing.
with honorable people, who are
willing to make commitments and
live by those commitments, mean
a lot to me.After the last meeting
I went and introduced myself to
Ben Johnson... and I asked him
some hard questions. I found
does provide for a buffer. It says
any commercial property may be
eXchanged for one acre in the
same manner and same style as
other single family. IfDr. Johnson
truly wanted to integrate with
the community, there would .be
single family adjacent to single
family. And, if he moved his
condos further in and he abutted
them, I would have certainly
much less to complain about..."
"I'll tell you what these figures
tell me, short and sweet. This
project is not about
accommodating neighbors. Its
about density. Its about the
biggest bang for the buck. This
project is not about traffic
problems. Its about property
expansion and the seizure of
Leisure Lane. I went to the tax
rolls to see who pays for Leisure
Lane. The Plantation community
pays for it, Dr. Johnson does not
pay for it. This project is not about
the environment. This project is
about the exploitation of the
environment for its economic
potential. This project is not about
about aesthetics. Its about
volume. This project is not about
jobs. It's about financial return
from condo development. What I
fear has happened is the same
betrayal I felt when I first learned
of the project. It has never been
what it has been presented to be.
This is a project for
condominiums and you're going
to find as it goes through in phases
that its going to be more
condominiums. Those who have
asked for jobs or hoped for lobs
are going to be looking somewhere
15. Nick LaSlavic: "I live in the
Plantation. I bought there in 1979.
We built in 82. We moved here
permanently in 87. Inbetween
time we used our home for our
own individual use; we never
rented it out. My biggest problem
and I've told you this before, its
"We have, on most of our water
fire hydrants, anywhere from 500
gallons per minute down to about
300 gallons per minute, flowing
to fight a fire. Anytime you put a
residence closer than 100 feet to
another residence, like you'll find
with the condominiums and the
commercial area there, you need
anywhere from 750 to 1000
gallons per minute to fight a fire.
When you get them closer than
30 feet, you need anywhere from
1000 to 1500 gallons to fight a
fire. We currently have, on that
Island, less than 500 gallons a
minute flowing through our fire
hydrants. That's a fact.."
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should give this organization a chance to provide jobs as they
propose in this development."
17. Darrel Seegree: "I'm a lifelong resident of Franklin County and
Eastpoint. You talk about beauty, pristine... When I was a child my
father and Leon Bloodworth's father used to go to the island. Spend
the day. There one old gentleman. Fifty head of cows and a dog.
Pristine. Time marched on. I growed a little older. Things changed.
Somebody built a house.... The county provided a ferry. Taxpayers
money. Time marched on. Pristine, beauty. Somebody needed an
electric light. Down went the poles. Pristine. Time marches on.
Compromise. Things change. We needed a cut Commercial. They
dug a hole through the thing. Pristine. Things change. Time marches
on. I understand what you're saying. Consider well the high rise.
Consider well, nothing. Consider well, a multi-family unit. Time
marches on. I've seen beautiful presentations here tonight. I've
heard wonderful speeches. Well, I like you, have seen the past. And,
I've seen the future. Believe me, ladies and gentlemen, the project
will proceed. Maybe not today. But, maybe tomorrow. But, remember,
Time marches on. From my childhood and my pristine, wading those
beaches, enjoying the seafood, I'd been long gone. I'm like the old
American indian. Be patient. Be proud. But, remember time marhes
on. It waits for no one. Consider well, ladies and gentlemen, and
property owners, what you have today, you may not nave tomorrow.
For if you get upset, remember there's one power that can take can
remember when I waded across that island. You would not have
wanted to have been there. Time marches on. I understand well, your
position. But remember time marches on. Compromise. Give me a
multi-family versus a high-rise. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
Dr. Tom Adams and the simulated "Wall of Condos" with
toy autos on top
18. Carl Petteway's letter to the Commission was read by Alan Pierce,
adopting a position statement of the Economic and Tourism Council,
which believed that the Resort Village project could be very positive
for the future of Franklin County. The council did not believe that the
County Commission should act precipitiously to reject the
19. Helen Spohrer was the second on the Plantation Board of
Directors to advocate approval of Johnson's plan to rezone from
purely commercial to mixed use multi-family residential. "The
proposed Resort Village project affected two things that are most
important to me, my family and my community. (1) is the quality of
life in the Planation and on the Island, and (2) is the economic
prosperity of St. George Island and Franklin County. When Mr.
Johnson presented his site plan this past spring, of the many
objections that I've heard on this site plan, they all fell within three
categories. One of the categories was the "Wall of Condos ten feet
away from Sea Palm Village, which is single-family residential.
Another category was Leisure Lane. He had re-routed Leisure Lane
winding through the Village with parking all up and down Leisure
Lane. And, the third objection I heard was density. People said,
"Man, it's too many units to put on too few acres." I'm here tonight
to tell you I'm pretty impressed that Mr. Johnson responded
favorably to resolve these issues.... His site plan shows a significant
density reduction He's broken up the wall of condos and moved it
back away from Sea Palm Village. He's redesigned Leisure Lane so
that I no longer have to look at every shop in his village, and I can
just drive through on my way to work every day. And, there's no
parking on Leisure Lane. The reason I want to speak tonight is to
make it clear to local officials that I fully support the inclusion of the
multi-family residential units in his proposal. I believe that a multi-
family, condominium unit is much more compatible with the land
use already existing in the Plantation than other commercial
developments and hotel rooms. When you have a multi-family unit,
that means the condominiums. Well, that means you're going to
have an owner who's gonna come in a buy the unit. This one
individual is going to pay taxes in Franklin County, pay duies to the
Homeowners' Association and spend at least a couple of weeks
actually living here like I do all the time. So, I feel like I'm going to have
much more in common with that person than somebody in a
commercial capacity. The multifamily units also have the greatest
positive impact on the economy in Franklin County. Traditionally,
condominiums are rented for longer periods of time than hotel
rooms. It's going to have a positive effect on the whole county. So,
what I would like to say is that I fully support the mixed use
residential proposal and totally opposed to a completely commercial
proposal in this location."
20 Pat Morrison: "... My voice is shaky but I'll be loud, I assure you.
I've been living on the island for nine years. My home's water
pressure has been very low for 6 to 8 months. About two years ago
there was a home on Pine Street that was totally destroyed. It started
as a small kitchen fire, and JayAbbott then was our fire chief. I went
back there in my pajamas with my husband.. And, Jay asked my
husband Randy to please witness that there was inadequate water
pressure to fight the fire. None of us should be living on a barrier
island. If I had been smart and found out more facts before we built
nine years ago ,my home would be sitting somewhere else. But, now
that development has started, I think the least we all need to do is
to keep it at a very minimum."
Evelyn Mattair Bradford
Evelyn Mattair Bradford, 87, of
Carrabelle, Fl., died Tuesday, July
6, 1993 at Tallahassee Memorial
Regional Medical Center. A native
and life-long resident of
Carrabelle, Mrs. Bradford was a
homemaker, a member of the
Carrabelle United Methodist
Church. She was the formeracting
Postmistress of Carrabelle, a
former City Clerk for the city of
Carrabelle, and a former
Attendance Officer for the Franklin
Survivors include her son, Mr. R.
G. "Jeff' Bradford, II, and wife,
Dorothy, of Tallahassee, Fl.; a
brother, Mr. Charles F. Mattair of
Kennewick, WA; arid two
grandsons, Mr. Reuben G.
Bradford, III, and Mr. James Will
Funeral services were held on
Friday, July 9, 1993 at the
Carrabelle United Methodist
Church. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemeteryin Carrabelle,
All arrangements were under the
direction of the Kelley-Riley
Funeral Home, Carrabelle, Fl. .
Fannie Council Mcknight
Fannie C. Mcknight, 93, of
Carrabelle, Fl. died Wednesday,
July 7, 1993 at the Tallahassee
A native ofCrawfordvflle, Fl.; Mrs.
Mcknight had been a resident of
Carrabelle most of her life. She
was a homemaker, a member of
the First Baptist Church in
Carrabelle, and a member of the
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reading, both Mayor Robert L.
"Bobby" Howell and Commissioner
Jack Frye expressed their
displeasure at the salaryschedule.
The mayor told Commissioner Rose,
McCoy, who drafted the budget,
that there would "have to be
another star in the east", before he
would go along with some of the
raises. McCoy advised the mayor
to approve the budget with the
money for the salary increases
included, but to hold off on the
raises, if he wished, "Just in case
the star rises".
The budget does include $5,000
toward the purchase of a badly
needed new police car for
Apalachicola, $5,000 for new and
necessary equipment for the street
department, and provisions for
overtime pay for water and sewer
workers, who often are forced to
work additional hours to satisfy
standards set by the Enviromental
American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her son, Mr.
John H. Mcknight of Carrabelle,
Fl.;her daughter, Mrs. Donna Page
of Cross City, Fl.; a sister, Mrs.
Edna Tucker of Orlando, Fl.; four
grandchildren; and eight great
Funeral services were held on
Friday, July 9, 1993 at the First
Baptist Church in Carrabelle.
Interment followed in Evergreen
Cemetary in Carrabelle.
All arrangements were under the
direction of Kelly-Riley Funeral
Home, Carrabelle, Fl.
Blanche Hollis Smith
Blanche Hollis Smith, 80, of
Apalachicola, Fl. died Wednesday,
July, 1993 atthe Bay-St. George
Care Center, Inc., in-Eastpoint,
A native of Carrabelle Fl. and
residing inApalachicola, Fl.;Mrs.
Smith had been a resident of
Franklin County, Fl. all of her life.
She was retired from the George
E. Weems Memorial Hospital in
Apalachicola, Fl. and had
attended the Magnolia Baptist
Church in Apalachicola.
Survivors include her brother,
Harvey Roberts of Panama City,
FI,; five nieces, Sharron Gayler of
Summerville, GA, Donna Harcus
ofWewahitchka, Fl, Betty Ingram,
Deborah Watson, and Trina
Siprell, all of Port St. Joe, Fl.; two
nephews Bobby Roberts of
PanamaCity, and Bascom Roberts
of Port St. Joe, Fl.
Visitation will be held on Friday,
July 9, 1993 at the.Kelley Funeral
Home Chapel in Apalachicola, Fl.
from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, July 10, 1993 at 11:00
a.m., at the Kelley Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment will follow in
Magnolia Cemetary, Apalachicola,
All arrangements under the
direction of Kelley Funeral Home,
Apalachicola, Fl, (904) 653-2208
Letha Massey, 76, of Carrabelle,
FL, died Friday, June 18, 1993 at
Tallahassee Community Hospital
In Tallahassee, FL.Born in
Hosford, FL, Mrs. Massey had
lived all her life in Carrabelle. She
was a homemaker, and member
of the Congregational Holliness
Church and The First Assembly
of God Church in Carrabelle.
Survivors include two sons, "Billy
Boy" Massey and Raymond
Massey, both of Carrabelle; four
daughters, Pat Flores of Panama
City, FL, Betty R. Mock, Shirley
Putnal, and Stephanie Beebe, all
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Land, were each presented with a
rose. As the president continued
reading the names of the 50-year
members-Zulieme Lovette, Ida,
Maude Marshall, Estelle Marshall,
Rebecca Randolph, Dodie Sawyer
and Eunice Valkuchak-an officer
of the club came forward, took a
rose and placed it at the foot of one
of the lights.
With the placing of the last rose,.
Rev. Younger pronounced the
closing benediction and the
ceremony was over. All were then
invited to partake of refreshments
of punch, cake and assorted
snacks, served in the gazebo.
"You Bend 'em...We Mend 'em"
Boats, RVs, Trailers too
of Carrabelle; Twenty-two
grandchildren; and thirteen great-
Graveside services were held on
Monday, June 21, 1993 at the
Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle
FL. All arrangements were under
the direction of Kelley-Riley
Funeral Home, Carrabelle, FL.
John Joe Buzzet
John Joe Buzzett, 83, of
Apalachicola, FL, died Thursday,
June 17, 1993 at his home. A
native and life-long resident of
Apalachicola, Mr. Buzzettwas the
retired owner/pharmacist of
Buzzett's Drug Store in
Apalachicola, He was a member of
theApalachicola RotaryClub, and
the Apalachicola Chamber of
Commerce. He was a retired
deputy collector of Customs, and
had served on the Board of
Pharmacy, and was a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints InApalachicola.
Survivors Include his wife, Mrs.
Tura Lea Buzzett of Apalachicola;
a son, Mr. Jimmy Buzzett
(Delores), of Apalachicola a
daughter, Mrs Mary Carmel
Griffin (Frank), of Port St. Joe, FL;
three brothers, Mr. Gannon
Buzzett of Port St. Joe, FL, Mr.
Carroll Buzzett of Atlanta, GA,
and Mr. Harry A. Buzzett of St.
George Island, FL. one sister, Mrs.
Regina Misaveg of High Point, NC;
three grandchildren; and one
Funeral services were held at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, in Apalachicola, FL,
on Monday, June 21, 1993,
Interment followed in Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola, FL., All
arrangements were under the
direction of Kelley Funeral Home,
Clinton Albert "Buddy"'
C.A, 'Buddy' Richards, 30, of
Apalachicola, FL, died Thursday,
June 17, 1993 in Apalachicola, A
native and life-long resident of
Apalachicola Buddy was a
carpenter and seafood worker and
was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Dana
Richards of Eastpoint, FL; two
sons, Casey J. Byrd and Scottie
Banks, both of Eastpoint, FL; his
parents, Corkey and Margaret
Richards of Apalachicola, FL; a
brother, Rodney Richards of
Apalachicola, FL; two sisters Gayle
Pace (Reggie) and Cindy Maxwell
(Ronnie), both ofApalachicola, FL;
his paternal grandmother, Mrs.
Mamie Richards of Eastpoint, FL;
and his maternal grandparents,
Floyd R. and Clyde L. Tucker of
Eastpoint, FL; nephews, nieces,
many other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, June 19, 1993 at the
First United Methodist Church in
Eastpoint, FL. Interment followed
in Magnolia Cemetery in
Apalachicola, FL. All arrangements
were under the direction of Kelley
Funeral Home Apalachicola, FL.
Mary E. Todd
Mary E. Todd, 90, of Apalachicola
died Sunday, July 11, 1993 at
Bay St. George Health Care in
Funeral Services were at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 1993 in the
Home Chapel witll Rev. Arthur
Coulter officiating. Interment was.
in Magnolia Cemetery.
A native of Yellow Pine, Alabama,
she was a long-time resident of
Apalachicola and a member of
Magnolia Baptist Church and a
homemaker. Survivors include
two daughters, Eunice Mirabella
of Apalachicola and Lois Bouy of
St. George Island; six sisters, Leila
Mae King of Apalachicola, Edna
Brunner, Mabel Hendrix, Amanda
Davis, Wilma Kent and Emmie
Corbin all of Panama City;eight
grandchildren, eleven great
grandchildren and two great, great
Funeral arrangements were under
the direction of Holmes-
Middlebrooks Funeral Home.
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Nancy Nelson, Owner (904) 653-8882
85 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Bill Gwynn as Cebe Tate
AND MARCIE SHAFFEReBRUCE LAKS. TIM NEWELL
LESA SOLAND*JOAN BOYD,*DAVID MORTON
Please check the appropriate box for your order and complete the form below. Please allow four weeks
for delivery of the video. Beta and Super VHS versions may be available but please write to inquire. All
prices below include handling, postage and Florida taxes for orders directed to Florida addresses. The
video consists of the dramatized tale of Cebe Tate and a short film about the historical aspects of the tale
and a description of the production story, totaling about 56 minutes, in color, sound with musical score,
as described in the ad and previous features published In the Chronicle.
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....24 issues of the Chronicle plus video, "A Tale From Tate's Hell."
-Franklin County addressees,
$28.00 for video and newspaper
- Video only.
Florida and out of state addressees
Franklin County, Florida, and out-of-state addressees, $16.00
........24 issue Chronicle subscription only.
- Franklin County
_ Out-of-County, Florida and
flflmes (904) 653-8878
Middlebrooks [Funeral Home
APALACHICOLA EASTPOINT (904) 670-8670
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Telephone (area code)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY CHRONICLE
POST OFFICE BOX 590
EASTPOINT, FLORIDA 32328
904-927-2186 or 904-385-4003
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