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Publication Date: January 10, 1997
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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 6.

Number 1


January 10 23, 1997

Mechanism to Impact
on Fresh Water Needs of
Apalachicola Bay

River Compact Sent to

Federal Level for First


Within the last month, the Governors of Florida, Georgia and Ala-
bama have forwarded a draft of an interstate water compact for the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin to the Attorney
General of the United States, Janet Reno for review. Reno is the Fed-
eral officer charged with the role of federal participation in a pro-
posed compact to divide the river basin waters among the three states.
Ever since a 1990 law suit was filed in Federal District Court involv-
ing Alabama and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the three states
have been at work on a plan to settle the water disputes arising out of
use of water from the river basin, extending from the river systems
around Atlanta down through Alabama and northern Florida. Atlanta
has continuing needs for drinking water, for example. Alabama lays
claim to downstream waters for recreation, navigation, and electric
power, as does Florida. At the very end, in Apalachicola Bay; there
are continuing fresh water needs for the seafood industries. To avoid
continuing litigation, the District court hearing these disputes ar-
ranged for all affected parties to negotiate, if possible, some solution
to apportioning water, taking into account all of the possible varia-
tions in demand. Committees in all three states, with federal partici-
pation, have been at work trying to ascertain what the demands are,
and of what intensity, and when; a very complicated problem. About
S"$15;000,00 has beer funded to conduct numerous studies to ac-
complish those ends. Now, the political and administrative mecha-
nisms are nearly developed to be put into place so the technical mat-
ters can later be established with the participation of all parties.
The letter signed by the Governors said, in part: "Through compro-
mise and cooperation, a great deal of progress has been achieved in
drafting this historic measure which promises to end decades of dis-
pute and litigation between the states [Florida, Georgia and Alabama]
over the proper way to share this valuable river system. The three
states and the federal negotiators have reached consensus on
nearly every aspect of the compact."
However, the letter did not present much detail over the bones of
contention in Articles 8 and 10, dealing with the role of the Federal
Government. Simply put, the mechanisms established by the com-
pact do not give the Federal Government a vote in the process. The
letter continued, "While the states' position is firm relative to these
two Articles, the remaining provisions of the compact are still open
for discussion, and the three states look forward to working with the
federal representatives in finalizing the discussions regarding the
compact in Tallahassee..."
The compact is to establish a mechanism that will decide among the
three states how fresh waters will be divided among the three states
and the main federal entity, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No
formula has yet been adopted and none will be adopted until the
comprehensive studies funded by the federal government are com-
pleted in December 1997.
The ACF Basin Commission, an interstate administrative agency, is
created by the Compact. The Commission shall consist of one Com-
missioner from each state and a non-voting member representing the
United States of America. The Governors of each state shall be mem-
bers with the appointment of one or more alternate members to serve
in the State Commissioner's place, as needed. All votes taken on ac-
tion plans must be unanimous.
The ACF Basin Commission shall have several general powers in-
cluding the power to makes rules to govern its conduct, to hire and
discharge technical and professional consultants and other staff, to
create committees and delegate responsibilities, to plan, coordinate,
monitor and make recommendations for the water resources of the
Basin for minimizing adverse impacts of floods and droughts and
improving water quality, supply and conservation, to develop, own,
sponsor and operate water resource facilities (when authorized by
te U. S. Congress if federally owned and operated),' to own and hold
real property as may be necessary for duties under the Compact, and
to establish and modify an allocation formula for apportioning the.
surface waters of the basin.
Thus far, eight drafts of the compact have been written.
Article 8 is quoted at length here.
(a) It is the intent of the parties to this Compact to develop an alloca-
tion formula for equitably apportioning the surface waters of the
ACF Basin among the states. For this purpose, all members of the
ACF Basin Commission, including the Federal Commissioner, shall
have full rights to notice of and participation in all meetings of the
ACF Basin Commission in which the basis and terms and condi-
tions of the allocation formula are to be discussed or negotiated.
When an allocation formula is unanimously approved by the State
Commissioners, there shall be an agreement among the states re-
garding ari allocation formula. The allocation formula thus agreed
upon shall become effective and binding upon the parties to this
Compact upon receipt by the Commission of a letter of concurrence
with said formula by the Federal Commissioner. If however, the Fed-
eral Commissioner fails to submit a letter of concurrence to the Com-
mission within ninety (90) days after the allocation formula is agreed
upon by the State Commissioners, the Federal Commissioner shall
within thirty (30) days thereafter submit to the ACF Basin Commis-
sion a letter of nonconcurrence with the allocation formula setting
forth therein specifically and in detail the reasons for nonconcur-
rence; provided, however, the reasons for nonconcurrence as con-
tained in the letter of nonconcurrence shall be based solely upon
federal law. The allocation formula shall also become effective and
binding upon the parties to this Compact if the Federal Commis-
sioner fails to submit to the ACF Basin Commission a letter of non-
concurrence in accordance with this Article. Once adopted pursuant
to this Article, the allocation formula may only be modified by unani-
mous decision of the State Commissioners and the concurrence by
the Federal Commissioner in accordance with the procedures set
forth in this Article.
Compact, continued on page 3.

New Assistant

State Attorney

Returns to



Cable Company Clashes With

Carrabelle Commissioners
By Rene Topping

Susan Beth Blair, Director of Gov-
ernment and Community Office
for the Cable Vision Company,
must have thought she had put
her head in the lion's mouth as
she exchanged words with
Carrabelle City Commissioners
Jim Phillips, Ginnie Sanborn and
Buz Putnal at the January 6
meeting of- 'the 'Carrabelle4ty-
Commission. After about 20 min-
utes of heated exchange, Blair
was told that she would be placed
on the agenda of a special public
meeting to be held on Tuesday,
February 11.
At one point it was noted that
Blair was not on the agenda of the
January 6 meeting although she
asserted that she had received a
letter of information and had re-
sponded that she would attend.
Phillips questioned her being
placed on the agenda saying, "I
did not know Cable Vision was
going to be here and so I don't
have all my papers here to dis-
cuss the contract." He went on to
state that he did not think that
Cable Vision had filed their re-
quest for renewal of their fran-
chise in a timely fashion and he
would bring this up.
Blair was granted permission to
speak on motion by Phillips and
the clash of ideas came into play.
She stated the cable company's
position saying, "We [the cable
company] asked what the city
wanted. The main issue was that
you wanted everybody in the city
to have access to the service; sec-
ond was to increase the franchise
fee and third was you want more
programs." She went on to say
that the company had investi-
gated the need to have all resi-
dents in the city having access
and there was only a handful
without. She stated that the com-
pany would ensure that all per-
sons in the city limits would have
Phillips and Putnal disputed this
saying that this promise was not
in writing. Putnal noted that
ComCast was ready to offer
ESPN2 and several religious
channels. Blair said that the com-
pany would amend the franchise
to read that everybody in the city
would be able to get cable.
Phillips also noted that the city
was entitled to franchise fees for
all hook-ups on the system in-
cluding those as far east as
Lanark. Blair responded that the
city was being paid for 842 con-
nections. Putnal was told that
there would not be any more
channels at once. However, the
company did have a long range
plan to upgrade their service.
Webster, when asked for an opin-
ion on the timeliness of the re-
quest to extend the franchise, told
Blair and the commissioners that
the company was 1 month and 2
days late in their request. He also
pointed out that the city had be-
gun discussions and advised a
workshop. He said that he felt that
the frustration was caused by
"...The city's inability to have
someone appear at our meetings
to address issues that have come
up. We need to go ahead ard set
a date for the meeting and work
these things out."

Phillips brought up that he had
heard that the company had said
that if they did not have a fran-
chise they would not be legally
obligated to collect franchise fees,
and said, "If you do not have a
franchise you are legally obligated
to take that stuff off our water
tower We are not goini to be un-
Jer the threat that if you-are not
franchised you will not collect the.
fees." Blair responded, "It is not a
threat. We were just giving you
information. We do not have any
plans on doing that."
The city commissioners set the
special meeting for February 11
at 6 p.m. Phillips cautioned Blair
"Please bring the people who can
make the decisions." Blair made
an effort to end the discussion on
a friendly note by thanking the
mayor and commission for put-
ting her on the agenda and wished
all present a "Happy New Year.

Bay Issues

Pondered at


By Rene Topping
About 70 people attended the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) public workshop on January 7
at 6 p.m. called by the Franklin
County Commission at the request of
Leroy Hall, Seafood Workers Associa-
tion, with the purpose of addressing
issues relating to Apalachicola Bay.
They were from every part of the
county but it was interesting to find
that the seafood workers were in the
David Heil, Chief of the Bureau of
Marine Resource Regulation Develop-
ment, spearheaded the meeting and
Chris Doolin, Small County coalition,
served as workshop moderator. Doolin
announced that it was a tri-county
meeting and representatives from Gulf
and Franklin Counties were present.
He said that the commissioners from
Wakulla County were attending a fti-
neral of a wife of one of their mem-
bers and could not come.
The issues addressed were: why and
how water quality is monitored by the
state; what are the similarities and
differences between methods used in
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Texas; what alternative methods could
be used that would still protect health
issues: determining the point where
the sources of pollution and waste are
affecting the bay and addressing those
problems; new thoughts on oyster and
clam aquaculture: and finding out the
seafood workers thoughts on aquac-
Franklin County Commissioner Bevin
Putnal said. "We are at a point now
where we can make it [the bayl better
or lose it." Several members of the
audience expressed concerns as to
whether the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers had changed the standard for
permits in the wetlands. There were
questions as to whether there has
been more laxity in issuing permits
in the last 4 or 5 years. Should a mora-
torium be considered on building?. Is
there any real research going on?
Should the state change the depth at
which samples are taken. Florida is
the only state that samples at 6 inches
whereas other states sample as low
as 2 feet. When the bay is closed what
can be done to open it sooner?
Workshop, continued on page 7.

Franklin County's new Assistant
State Attorney, Ron Flury, began
his first official day of work on
January 3. Mr. Flury was pro-
inoted to the Franklin County
position from his former assign-
ment in Leon County. While in
Leon County, Flury served as As-
sistant State Attorney and worked
in the Felony Trial Division for
just over a year.
The promotion to Franklin County
marks the second time that Mr.
Flury has served as the local As-
sistant State Attorney. In 1993
Flury worked on the misdemeanor
and traffic case load for Franklin
and Wakulla Counties for ap-
proximately 8 months. Following
his work in Franklin and Wakulla
Counties, Flury was transferred
to Jefferson County. While in
Jefferson County, Flury began
working on the misdemeanor and
traffic case load and eventually
was assigned to the felony case
load. In 1995, Flury took a brief
sojourn into private practice in
Tampa Bay. However, he returned
to public service in Leon County
after 1 year.
Future Goals
Mr. Flury stated that, while in
Franklin County, he planned to
continue many of the trends set
by former Assistant State Attor-
ney Frank Williams. Flury noted
that one of his main prosecution
focuses would be on that of the
habitual felony offender. "A small
percentage of the criminals com-
mit a great percentage of the
crimes," observed Flury. He con-
tinued, "Frank Williams had a
great idea when he came here to
target habitual felony offenders. I
want to continue with that."


Flury further noted that he
planned to continue providing
educational seminars for law en-
forcement officers on the matter
of changing case laws. With the
seminars, Flury said that he
hoped to provide guest speakers
for the events. "I want to develop
a good, working relationship with
the various agencies and ap-
proach this with a team philoso-
phy," said Flury.
In addition to the educational
seminars, Mr. Flury stated that he
hoped to participate in the exist-
ing Providing Alternatives to Vio-
lence through Education (PAVE)
program for violent criminal of-
fenders. "Anything I can do to help
the program," offered Flury, "I will
do. There's a lot of people out
there that want to help and you've
got to go and get them."

Philosophical Approach
to Prosecution
Fairness, said Flury, has always
been an important element in his
service as a prosecutor. "When
you do this job," he noted, "you
can't go into it with a John Wayne
complex and lock everyone up
for...spitting on the sidewalk." He
continued, "you can't go into this
job thinking that a first time of-
fender is a habitual offender...it's
important to use your discretion
keeping in mind the best inter-
ests of all involved."

Continued on page 8

New Animal Control

Officer Gettin' Busy

Carrabelle resident Kate Clarke
began her first day of work in l
Franklin County as the newest
animal control officer on Decem-
ber 23. As the new Animal con-
trol officer, Officer Clarke will have
plenty to keep her busy. And, *-
the animal control situation may t
at present seem "Out of control,'.
the community only needs to
know a few things about their new
officer. She has plenty of heart, a
willingness to work with the com-
munity and can be dubbed a
bonafide animal lover.
"I feel like I'm here to provide a
service to the people," said Clarke,
"and I want them to know that I'm
not here to just pick up their dogs.
I own nine animals (2 birds, 3 cats and many other facets of animal
and 4 dogs) and I am an animal care from May of 1995 to May of
lover. 1996. Some of her short-range
Officer Clarke has worked in ani- goals as animal control officer ih
mal shelters previously. In Leon Franklin County will be to remove
County, she handled bite cases Continued on page 7

Protecting Your Business Is Our Business.


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Notes from the January 7 Frank-
lin County Commission Meeting.
*Business Owner Paula Luberto
appealed to the board of commis-
sioners to reconsider a previous
decision to allow the Florida
Power Corporation to.construct a
substation in close proximity to
Luberto's Sand and Stone Busi-
ness in Eastpoint.
Representative of the Florida
Power Corporation, Mike
McDonald and Rich Noble, told
board members that the substa-
tion would be necessary to pro-
tect against power outages that,
may occur on St. George Island
in the upcoming summer season.
They informed board members
that they had looked into other
potential sites for the substation,
but found none to be as cost ef-,
Ms. Luberto felt that the Florida
Power Corporation was attempt-
ing to squeeze the construction
project into an unreasonably
small space. She feared that the
proposed project would also pose
safety concerns. The two Florida
Power representatives assured
board members that safety was
the corporation's top concern.
Commissioner Eddie Creamer
said that he was unsatisfied with
the proposed project. He asked
that the corporation look into al-
ternate sites for the project. "This
is a residential area," noted
Creamer. Mr. McDonald told
Creamer that, based on the
county's comprehensive plan, the
organization could place such a
development item in such an area.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal
pointed out that Ms. Luberto was
located at the site first and de-
served consideration from the
board. He asked the Florida Power
representative, "are you gonna be
responsible?" He later answered,
"you can't be."




to Iron Out



Franklin County Commissioners
agreed to form a small committee
to work with Emerald Coast Hos-
pital on such long debated issues
as indigent care and rental fees
at the January 7 meeting of the
board. At the request of Commis-
sioner Jimmy Mosconis, the
board agreed to allow Mosconis,
Attorney Ben Watkins and Emer-
ald Coast Hospital Administrator
Kenneth Dykes to work privately
on such issues and return to the
board with a recommendation.
"Mr. Dykes has done an outstand-
ing job at that hospital in the last
few years," said Mosconis.
Although Commissioner Eddie
Creamer requested to be involved
in the committee, Attorney Al
Shuler said that such involvement
would result in a violation of the
Government in the Sunshine Law.
"Anytime you have two commis-
sioners getting together to talk
about the county's business, you
have to invite the public and the
press," said Shuler. "It's possible
that it might not be a Sunshine
meeting if you don't have but one
commissioner," he continued.
'There are some rulings where, if
you have a group doing some
work that's tending to result in
county action it has been held it's
a Sunshine meeting anyway," he
Janice Hicks with the Franklin
County Health Department also
requested that she be involved or
at least be allowed to speak to the
group. "We are the ones that have
to do certification for indigent
care," she said. Mosconis indi-
cated that he would keep Ms.
Hicks informed of the committee's
recommendations. Commissioner
Putnal suggested that the Govern-
ing Board for the hospital be in-
volved. He asked, "Don't we have
an active hospital committee?"
Attorney Watkins responded, "to
use the word active...you have a
committee appointed by the gov-
ernor. The governor wrote it and
told us to activate the committee.
We wrote the letter to the clerk's

Ms. Luberto complained that the
item was not made known pub-
licly. "If this was made publicly
known, our concerns could have
come forward to you before you
went as far as you did and before
you lost time. It was just done,"
said Luberto.
The board unanimously agreed to
request the Florida Power Corpo-
ration to reconfigure their devel-
opment project and also to seek
an alternate site for the project.
*The board voted to create a new
zoning code called R-8. The code
will allow eight units per acre. "It
will allow for a mid-range density
to residential areas," expressed
County Planner Alan Pierce. He
said that the zoning criteria in-
cluded availability of potable wa-
ter and central sewer. Pierce also
said that access to the develop-
ment would have to be obtained
by a paved road. He further
pointed out that the zoning could
only be applied to establish an
urban 'service area. "So far, the
only urban service area in Fran-
klin County is Eastpoint," said
*The board agreed to allocate
$1,150 to have a door created to
connect the two offices of the su-
pervisor of elections in the county
court house.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that the
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) had appealed a land-use
change that the county granted
to D.W. Wilson to change 58 acres
of land on Blount's Bay from ag-
ricultural to residential. Mr. Pierce
recommended that the board give
Wilson 45 days to resolve the ap-
peal from DCA. Otherwise, he rec-
ommended that the board reverse
its' land-use change decision. The
board agreed to Mr. Pierce's rec-
*The board passed a Resolution
of Appreciation for Kit Mashburn.
Mr. Mashburn served aS a correc-
tional officer at the Franklin Work
Camp since 1991. He now serves
as a deputy for the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department.
*The board agreed to change the
land-use by ordinance in the fol-
lowing seven parcel areas during
a Transmittal Hearing that will be

office for the committee. That was
the end of that committee."
Ms. Hicks again requested access
to the committee's meetings.
"Does the board understand that,
in my opinion, there is.a differ-
ence in emergency care services
and certifiable indigent care unk
der the contract the county hias
with the hospital. What I think the
hospital is considering as indigein
care, probably for the purposes-of
the lawsuit, are not the'figies~
that we show at the health depart:
ment as certifiable indigent care.
She said that, with access to sev~i
eral meetings, the matter could
easily be resolved.
The board then voted 4 to 1 to
form the small committee. Com-
missioner Eddie Creamer voted
against the measure.
In his presentation to the board,
Mr. Dykes indicated that he was
not pleased with the "handling"
of a rental eviction notice sent to
the hospital from the county. "In
the last 3 years," said Dykes, "I've
devoted a tremendous amount of
energy and effort to trying to build
a relationship with the county
commission that's positive and
Dykes said that he had received
a letter from Attorney Jan Hevier
concerning the eviction. However,
he said that the board had not
clearly indicated its' intents of
evicting the hospital. "As you
know," continued Dykes, "I'd ask
that we have some discussions
and my expectation is that there
would be some response. There
was not." He alleged that, on the
Wednesday prior to the eviction
date, the facility had to pay the
salaries of its' employees. "I actu-
ally had cash in hand and had to
make a choice where that money
went...owr cash flow problem is
very critical."
Dykes further complained that
the county's eviction notice forced
the hospital to consider its options
quickly. "And that was a hardship
and I think it was a needless one,"
said Dykes. He continued, "I don't
think that's the way in the past
the county's acted. If you're an-
gry with us, we need to know
you're angry with us. There's no
point in waiting for the 11 th hour,
That hurt my feelings personally
and I wouldn't do you that way,"
said Dykes.
Mr. Dykes told board members
that the hospital was probably the
top private employer in the area.
"I don't know if you're aware of
that. If it's not the largest private
employer," said Dykes, "it's cer-
tainly in the running for it." He
said that the facility employed 120
individuals. Of those 120 people,
Dykes said that approximately
100 of them were local residents.
"Our payroll alone represents
about $140,000 every 2 weeks,"
said Dykes. "If we have a prob-
lem," he continued, "this is just
like the bay being closed or like
one of your major businesses any-
Dykes requested that the county
"hold up" on the requirement to
pay $3,000 for rent. He further
requested that the county process
Sthe hospital's billing for emer-
gency indigent care. "You've never
processed emergency indigent
care before," said Dykes. He con-
tinued, "If we expect to have
health care that is modern, cut-

reviewed by the DCA.
Grammercy (changed from
mixed-use residential to com-
mercial): Parcel 1, two tracts
containing 22 acres in Section
22, Township 8 South, Range
6 West; parcel 2, a tract con-
taining 148.7 acres in Section
22, Township 8 South, Range
6 West; parcel 3, three tracts
containing approximately 228.3
acres in Section 22, Township
8 South, Range 6 West.
San Jorge (changed from
mixed-use residential to resi-
dential): Parcel 4, a tract con-
taining 29.73 acres in Section
22, Township 8 South, Range
6 West.
Department of Transportation
(changed from mixed-use resi-
dential to rural residential):
Parcel 5, a tract containing ap-
proximately 110 acres in Sec-
tion 22 and 23, Township 8
South, Range 6 West.
Mitchell Larkin (changed from
agricultural to rural residen-.
tial): Parcel 6, a tract contain-
ing 320 acres in the north half
of Section 36, Township 6
South, Range 8 West.
Alice Collins (changed from ag-
ricultural to residential): Parcel
7, a tract containing 136.28
acres in Section 7 and 18,
Township 8 South, Range 4
The board also denied the land-
use change of two separate par-
cels owned by Bobby Sapp and
Bill Well after several adjacent
property owners objected to the
change. Mr. Sapp, who owned
parcel 8, requested to have a tract
of land that contained 480 acres
in Sections 22, 23, 24 and 27 in
Township 6 South, Range 4 West
changed from agriculture to ru-
ral residential zoning. Bill Wells,
who owned parcel 9, requested to
have a tract of land containing
400 acres in Sections 24 and 25
in Township 6 South, Range 4
West changed from agricultural to
rural residential.
It was alleged by one of the adja-
cent property owners that, if the
change was approved, the own-
ers would be able to cut the prop-



A Report and Commentary
by Brian Goercke
Instant Karma hovered all over D&
-velopet Jim Sullivan during a Janu-
ary 7. Franklin County Commission
meeting hen he requested a change
of zoning for an 8.3 acre piece of land
in Eastpoint. Sullivan had requested
that tho board change his R-1 a zoned
property to the newly created R-8 zon-
Sullivan's request came shortly after
he took an active role in arguing
against the zoning change of another
development item in Eastpoint. Dur-
ing a December 10 Franklin County
Planning and Zoning Commission
meeting, Mr. Sullivan went to great
lengths to stymie a land-use change
request from Bill Bailey. He told zon-
ing board members that they could
not grant Bailey's land-use change
request because sewer services were
not available to his development
project. He pointed out that the
Eastpoint Water and Sewer Board had
a moratorium on sewer for new
projects. Reading from the County
Zoning Code book at that meeting,
Sullivan affirmed that the board could
not grant a zoning change to a devel-
opment item that did not have access
to sewer.
When zoning board member Travis
Stanley pointed out that Sullivan's
project, as well, could not be ap-
proved, the Eastpoint developer
calmly assured the board that he had
pre-purchased taps for his develop-
ment project. Thus, he told board
members that his project could be..
Mr. Sullivan's calm demeanor became
slightly agitated at the January 7
Franklin County Commission meet-
ing when County Planner Alan Pierce
informed the board that the pre-pur-
chased taps were for Las Brisas, an
established development project
owned by Sullivan, and not for the 8.3
acre development project to create a
complex for patio homes and du-:
plexes. Mr. Pierce informed the board
that sewer services may be available
in 1 month or they may be available
in 2 years. He informed Sullivan, how-
ever, that he was free to expand Las
Brisas with his pre-purchased taps.
Changing the subject, Sullivan told
board members that the development
project was a needed item for those
residents who wanted to move to the
county. "I feel that 50, 60 or 70 thou-
sand dollar patio homes or
townhouses are an ideal situation,"
said Sullivan, "It's needed in this com-
munity for people who want jobs to

ting-edge technology in the 21st
century, which is right around the
corner, we need to resolve issues
like indigent care issues."
Dykes continued, "We can do this
one of two ways: we can sue each
other as we're doing with property
taxes. Or we can try to have a
group of people discuss this and
try to come to some resolution."
He said that indigent care was
neither the total responsibility of
the.hospital or the county. He said
it was a shared responsibility.
Dykes urged the board to avoid
further litigation. "The attorney
business is a wonderful thing and
it will probably survive and do
nicely without either the county
or the hospital paying any more
money into it," he said.
Dykes assured board members
that this was not a personal is-
sue. "I'm not mad at anyone. The
hospital owner isn't mad at any-
one. It's nobody's particular
fault," he concluded.

erty into 100 foot lots and put 40
to 48 families in the area that was
less that 50 acres. It was also
noted that the change would cre-
ate an unwanted density that
bumped up against the area's
bear sanctuary. Another resident
noted, "We come up from the city
to move out here to keep it rural,
where it's nice, and you don't have
people laying up on top off you.
And you're able to enjoy nature."
*County Extension Agent Bill
Mahan introduced the board to
Buckle Bear, a stuffed animal
mascot used in connection with
the 4-H/Department of
Transportation's Seat Belt Safety
*The board directed County Ex-
tension Agent Bill Mahan to get
involved in a program known as
Math Counts. Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis complained that
national math scores were down
and that the county needed a
competitive edge. Literacy Direc-
tor for the Franklin County Adult
Reading program Bonnie Segree
informed board members that the
reading program offered a com-
puter math program for all con-
cerned in the county. She said
that the program presently had
six tutors to help such students.
*Attorney Barbara Sanders intro-
duced the 1997 St. George Island
Civic Club Board of Directors to
the board. Those members in-
cluded vice-president Frank
Latham, member Sandy Walker,
Treasurer Jerri Guyon, member
Janet Christenson and member
John Shelby. Attorney Sanders
said that at least one board mem-
ber would attempt to attend each
Franklin County Commission
meeting. "Things you do all over
the county affect St. George Is-
land," said Sanders.
*Comissioner Jimmy Mosconis
informed board members that the
Department of Corrections had
indicated an interest in having the
proposed prison moved to a site
on Highway 67. He felt that the
site was being prepared for a
Megaa prison" that would house
over 3,000 inmates. In a Decem-
ber 18, 1996, letter of correspon-
dence from Department of Correc-
tions Secretary Harry Singletary,
Jr., to Chairperson Raymond Wil-

come here. I. can't keep decent help
because they don't have a place to live.
I can't build anything until I get
sewer...now let's get sewer." Sullivan
then repeated the time-worn develop-
ers creed that his project would help
build the county's tax base. "This will
add tremendously to the tax base, as
I have with Las Brisas," assured
Commissioner Eddie Creamer ques-
tioned whether a Huddle House em-
ployee could afford a 60 thousand
dollar patio home. Sullivanw.assured
the' commissioner that he had-con-
structed a house in Las IBrissas for
$125,000 for one of his managersfrom
Tallahassee. "And I subsidize her:pay-
ments every month," he said.
Mr. Sullivan then tried a different ap-
proach. He told the board members
that his project and Mr. Bailey's
project were somehow different and
warranted different treatment from
the board. "This is a different situa-
tion. It's [sewer] sitting right outside
the door of this property. The sewer
is there," assured Sullivan. He con-
tinued, "Bill Bailey's situation and
mine are not the same," he argued.
Sullivan also assured board members
that, if they changed his zoning, he
would help the water and sewer dis-
trict expand their sewer system.
Pierce, however, responded in his own
polite way that it don't work that way
here, son.
Mr. Sullivan informed (or warned)
commissioners that he had requested
that Governor Lawton Chiles appoint
him to the water and sewer board in
Eastpoint to fill Eddie Creamer's va-
cant position (note: If you can't beat
em' or get their votes, join em'). "I think
someone needs to be over there to, get
something going," said Sullivan. How-
ever, that "something" that Sullivan
'!wanted to get going was never fully
explained. Sullivan also informed (or
warned) board members that he
hoped to construct a motel next to the
Huddle House. "I'm gonna need 62
taps right there," said Sullivan. He
also told board members that he
planned to remain in the county for
the rest of his life. Another-warning?
When all else failed, Sullivan attacked
the messenger (Pierce) and seemed to
disregard the message. Sullivan
whined, "why are you against every-
Continued on page 8

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"Lake Morality Site" near
Carrabelle. '"Construction of this
facility will depend on the acqui-
sition of the land and the appro-
priation of funds from the legis-
lature," noted Singletary.

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the host of the December 7 Christ-
mas Bazaar at the facility. The
event was actually hosted by the
Yaupon Garden Club and held at
the Franklin County Senior Citi-
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TEditorial and Commentary

The Plantation Owners

Is "Self-Governance"

Near Collapse?

The last Board of Directors meeting at the Plantation Owner's Asso-
ciation (POA) seemed to add more confusion to the general state of
affairs than clarity. For example, a bushhog remains unused while
there is a proposal to spend another $8,000 on a mower. A plan to
"control weight" of incoming trucks will involve the purchase of an
expensive weighing device, yet no one on the Board challenges the
dollar need of this device,, especially in light of other, more pressing
Another example: A favored project spending $44,000 for repair of an
existing fence needs some explanation. Is this a veiled scheme to widen
the entrance? No one on the Board challenged this budgeted item.
Another: Is there money to build the fire house? Presumably there is,
if the Association borrows the money in light of the "highest budget in
the POA history."
Another example: When members call the clubhouse asking for docu-
ments and other information, why are they told to put their request
in writing? Why is the Association already $65,000 over budget?
When asked about the number and costs of pending litigations, why
do the President and other Board Members reply with the answer, "I
don't know?" Why have the dues been increased 40%? (The state-
ment by Richard Plessinger enclosed with the recent dues statements
merely states "...how the Board will administer the largest budget in
the history of your association.") Why does the Treasurer keep bring-
ing up the "special assessment" for the so-called Bob Herron judg-
ment when the Covenants prohibit such fund raising?
Then, there was the "investigation" by Bob Shriver, Head of Planta-
tion Security, concerning deviations from construction "rules" for
exterior dune walk-overs and the like. The list of deviations was so
long, some considered that Bob had opened a can of worms. Finally,
after Jeffrey Richardson officially submitted his resignation, a mem-
ber suggested that perhaps this was the time to "reorganize" the POA,
and to stop blaming past Boards for the current problems. Many
listeners considered the recommendations thoughtfully. Perhaps there
was some wisdom being expressed at that moment. I think the idea
has much merit.
Tom W. Hoffer

December Artist of the Month

By Rene Topping
Grace Evans was chosen as artist of
the month of December by the mem-
bers of the Carrabelle Artists Associa-
tion. Some of her works are presently
being featured in the lobby of the
Carrabelle branch of the Apalachicola
State Bank.
The artist said she joined the
Carrabelle Artists Association in
1982. She started painting with acryl-
ics, then after a few years tried oils
and finally water colors. She has
painted many different subjects over
the years from pelicans to puppies and
landscapes to still life. Still she now
says, "I think my favorite subjects are
wildlife and pet portraits, mostly
Grace is well known for her pet por-
traits and has had many commissions
from pet owners who wish to have a

rendition'of their pet., But she also
likes to do paintings of wild animals.
She is very knowledgeable on all
Florida wildlife and it is here where
her talent comes to life.
"It all started with a tiny field mouse."
she said "I worked hard on making
that little fellow come alive. You see
animals, like people, reveal much
about themselves in their eyes and
that is what I look to make the paint-
ing." She added that she always por-
trays the wild animals in real life fash-
ion and surroundings.
She has entered shows in
Thomasville. Georgia; Tallahassee and
Carrabelle. She won two second place
ribbons at the North Florida Fair on
two separate occasions. She encour-
ages all aspiring artists to enter the
local shows. "It was a great thrill and
a real boost to my morale when I re-
ceived those ribbons."

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(b) The parties to this Compact acknowledge that the United States
does not have any permanent, vested or perpetual rights to any of
the water resources of the ACF Basin but recognize that the United
States Army Corps of Engineers operates certain projects within the
ACF Basin that may influence the water resources within the ACF
Basin. The parties to this Compact further acknowledge and recog-
nize that various agencies of the United States have responsibilities
for administering certain federal laws and exercising certain federal
powers that may influence the water resources within the ACF Ba-
sin. It is the intent of the parties to this Compact, including the
United States, to achieve compliance with the allocation formula
adopted in accordance with this Article. Accordingly, once an alloca-
tion formula is adopted, each and every officer, agency, and instru-
mentality of the United States shall have an obligation and duty to
exercise their powers in a manner consistent with the allocation for-
mula so long as the exercise of such powers is not in direct conflict
with other federal law.
(c) Between the effective date of this interstate Compact and the ap-
proval of the allocation formula under this Article, the signatories to
this Compact agree that any person who is withdrawing, diverting,
or consuming water resources of the ACF Basin as of the effective
date of this Compact, may continue to withdraw, divert or consume
such water resources in accordance with the laws of the state where
such person resides or does business and in accordance with appli-
cable federal laws. The parties to this Compact further agree that
any such person may increase the amount of water resources with-
drawn, diverted or consumed to satisfy reasonable increases in the
demand of such person for water between the effective date of this
Compact and the date on which an allocation formula is approved
by the ACF Basin Commission as permitted by applicable law. Each
of the state parties to this Compact further agree to provide written
notice to each of the other parties to this Compact in the event any
person increases the withdrawal, diversion or consumption of such
water resources by more than 10 million gallons per day on an aver-
age annual daily basis, or in the event any person, who was not
withdrawing, diverting or consuming any water resources from the
ACF Basin as of the effective date of this Compact, seeks to with-
draw, divert or consume more than one million gallons per day on an
average annual daily basis from such resources. This Article shall
not be construed as granting any permanent, vested or perpetual
rights to the amounts of water used between January 3, 1992, and
the date on which the Commission adopts an allocation formula nor
shall it be construed as changing the status quo as to the United
,States Army Corps of Engineers' authorization of water withdrawals.
(d) As-the owner, operator, licensor, permitting authorityor regulator
of a water resource facility under its jurisdiction, each state shall be
responsible for using its best efforts tb achieve compliance with the
allocation formula adopted pursuant to this Article. Each such state
agrees to take such actions as may be necessary to achieve compli-
ance with the allocation formula.
(e) This Compact shall not commit any state to agree to any data
generated by any study or commit any state to any allocation for-
mula not acceptable to such state.
The Governors have told Attorney General Reno that the three states
have now agreed on the Compact and they now desire to have the
eighth draft reviewed by the Federal Government as it relates to the
Federal role. "Time is of the essence,' they wrote. "... We.must reach
closure with the federal interests early in December, as we intend to
submit this compact to our respective state legislatures early in 1997
for adoption and submission to Congress. Your cooperation in agree-
ing to Articles VIII and X, as show in the enclosed draft will be appre-
The Chronicle contacted the Northwest Florida Water Management
District and found that no answer has yet been forthcoming to the
above quoted letter but word was received that a letter would be forth-
coming. In Florida, the compact proposal would be presented to the
Florida Legislature in March. In Alabama, that will occur this month,
and In Georgia, in February. The U.S. Congress will also have to re-
view and approve the draft. Then, following completion of the studies,
the Commission will decide on how the surface waters will be divided
among the states. Subsequently, the litigation originally filed by Ala-
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Questions and Answers

Concerning the ACF Compact

At the "Florida Stakeholders" meeting in the Northwest Florida Water
Management District offices on December 17, 1996, a number of ques-
tions about the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin
Compact were raised. Ms. Janet Starnes of the District Headquarters
answered them, and most of these are quoted below. The questions
are presented in bold-face type.
What are the boundaries of what the allocation formula will per-
tain to?
The allocation will pertain only to surface water. Effects of groundwa-
ter withdrawals on surface water will be in the scope of the formula,
allocating groundwater resources per se will not be.
What is the relationship between the compact and existing laws?
The compact will give authority to adopt the allocation formula and
the formula will thereby have the force of federal law. The compact
was drafted with the intent that it would not supersede existing fed-
eral law, although federal representatives still question whether this
is actually the case. Federal agencies are intended to support meet-
ing the formula so long as it is not in direct conflict with existing
laws. Language used in the compact was extracted from the existing
Delaware River compact.
It will be difficult to get out of the compact or to change the
compact once it is adopted. How will new information or data be
incorporated into the compact?
This is true. There are 2 years before the formula must be adopted
and in the interim it is Florida's task to assure that the formula rep-
resents our needs. If the formula must be changed and the other
parties are unwilling to change there is the option of going through
mediation and then the courts to force a change.
Can Florida nix an interbasin transfer to or from the Alabama-
Coosa-Tallapoosa basin through the compact?
Why was language placed in Article VIII stating that that "the
compact shall not commit any state to agree to any data gener-
ated by any study or commit any state to any allocation formula
not acceptable to such state."
This language was inserted at the insistence of the State of Alabama
and is considered to be redundant of other provisions in the com-
The provision in Article XII (e) ("The Commission may bring ac-
tion against any person to enforce any provision of this com-
pact, other than the adoption or enforcement of or compliance
with the allocation formula, in any court of competent jurisdic-
tion") applies only to citizens. Why was it placed in the com-
This provision was inserted to provide leverage to the states in en-
forcing non-compliance with issues relating to the compact with citi-
zens within a state. It allows other states to enter into certain intra-
state issues.
Requiring unanimous approval of mediator replacement in Ar-
ticle xnI could delay the process.
This is understood and accepted.
It is understood that the Legislatures of each state and the U.S.
Congress must adopt the compact as written. What is the read-
ing on the acceptability of the compact to the respective legisla-
The state representatives are optimistic that the compact can be rati-
fied as written. The session in Georgia'begins in January, in Alabama
in February and in Florida in March.
Who will be supporting the compacts in the respective legisla-
In Georgia it will be their Governor's Office, in Alabama Representa-
tive Richard Laird (who is both the ECC member to the Comp Study
and chair for Alabama's Water Resources Commission) and in Florida
either the Governor or as a committee bill.
Does the public really have an opportunity to comment on the
compact? Copies were just recently released and the compact
will need to be finalized for submittal to the legislatures in just
several weeks.
The compact can be changed until January 9 or 10. Comments were
made that challenges will probably come from someone who was out-
side the process. It was noted that Florida had a more active public
involvement program than any of the other parties and that it is con-
ceivable that in one of the other states challenges could come from
someone inside the process. It was also noted by several people that
the compact represented a consensus of input from the meeting in
Columbus that allowed stakeholders from both basins to comment
on issues related to the compact. An interest in having enviionmen-
tal groups who question the process contact similar groups in Florida
was expressed. It was noted, however, that the interests and con-
cerns of Florida and upstream groups are different because of where
we lie in the basin.
Concerns were expressed as to how the formula would actually
be met by upstream states. It was stated that although Florida
might accept the ends (meeting a set allocation at the state line),
the means of accomplishing this allocation might not sit well
with Florida interests. The formula can be achieved through a
balance of conservation, sacrificing uses or demands and con-
structing new reservoirs.
Considerable discussion was held on this issue and it was noted that
some federal interests also mistrust the means of meeting a prescribed
allocation. It was noted that presently there is no means of either
assuring the state line allocation or the internal management of wa-
ter within Georgia or Alabama and that one of the precepts of dealing
with basinwide water management was that only basinwide issues
would be considered, not the internal issues of each state. Without
this precept, the upstream states would have dropped out of the pro-
cess long ago.
It was noted that a provision requesting mandatory review of the
compact after a set amount of time was rejected and that the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission was going to have the
Compact reviewed by attorneys outside the process. It was also
noted that the inclusion of biodiversity issues in the purposes of
the Compact was proposed, but rejected by the other states.
It was asked whether the allocation would be at state lines or at
multiple points throughout basins.
Although the allocation formulas have not been finalized, it is pres-
ently envisioned that the allocations will be at the state lines.

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Officer Bruce Varnes conducts the graduation ceremony for the
DARE Program on January 23 at Chapman Elementary School.


Jessie Thompson (left) from Brown Elementary School has his
prayers fulfilled as he defeats his brother Zack Thompson (right)
at the District Spelling Bee on February 24. Jessie won by spelling
the words "hymn" and "migraine" correctly.
thewors "ymn an mgrane"corecly.

Board members unanimously
voted to retain the services of
Attorney Al Shuler during a
January 9 special meeting.

Senator Pat Thomas receives a plaque in appreciation for library
support from Franklin County Public Library Advisory Board
Chairperson Denise Butler at the January 16 Legislative
IDelegation Meeting at the Franklin County Courthouse.

Hip Cats Jane Cox (left) with Rene Topping (right) at t
Annual Bow Wow Ball on February 24 at Harry A's on St.

Department of Education Commissioner Frank Brogan (left)
speaks with Gulf State Bank Senior vice-president Cliff Butler
(right) during a visit to Franklin County on February 17.

Former Lanark Village Water
and Sewer District Chairperson
Carl Noble Bailey passed away
on February 21. Mr. Bailey was
86 years old.

he 7th Brown Elementary School Instructor Wanda Teat was honored at
George a February 27 party for being selected as the District Teacher of
the Year on February 26.

Chapman Elementary School Instructor Ms. Tamolynne Winstons
leads her students in song during the February 29 Black History
Month celebration held in the Chapman Elementary School


Guest speaker Jim Keeler visited that Franklin County Senior
Citizens Center in Carrabelle on March 27 and gave an interesting
lecture on his hobby of seashell collecting to the Happy
Homemakers Club.

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Second Circuit Court Judge William Gary serves up his "New Life
Chili" at the Chill Cookoff in March. Judge Gary's chili was the
second highest earning batch at the event.

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Volunteers were honored at the March 26 Donor & Volunteer
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Personalities in the News --- i

The year-in-review photograph highlights consist of mostly '
unpublished photographs placed in a roughly chronological order
from left to right. Those photographs skirted along the top of
each highlight page consist of some of the various personalities
and events that were seen during the year of 1996.

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District teachers as well as students were honored at the April
23 Franklin County School District's Awards Night at the Brown
Elementary School gymnasium.

Students from the WINGS Program apply the first brushes of paint
to the side of Register's United Supermarket in Eastpoint in early
April. The work would eventually be completed in late July and
turn out to be an artistic mural entitled, "WINGS Over Eastpoint."


A group of young volunteers worked with Sisters Sheila and Peter
on April 13 to clean up 10th Street in observation of the Great
Florida Cleanup. The group collected 15 bags of recyclable items.

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This young egg hunter shows off
his discover at the April 6 Third
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the
Franklin County Sheriff's

Cheryl Connaway began her
first day of work as the new
Franklin County Senior
Citizens Center Director on
April 9. Ms. Connaway replaced
former director Joanne

County Commissioners met with residents of St. George Island
on April 30 for the Bike Path Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Residents enjoyed a combo platter served up by the St. James-
Lanark Village Fire Department at the Waterfront Festival in
Carrabelle on April 20.

Franklin County Commissioner Edward Tolliver took the lead
role in having fellow board member Jimmy Mosconis removed
- from his chairmanship on May 7. Tolliver accused Mosconis for
being on an "ego-trip" for saying that the Franklin County
Commission operated by Jimmy's Rules rather than Robert's
Rules of Order at a meeting in Bay County.

Jeremy Williams (right) plays the part of a king and Raevyn
Jefferson (left) plays a servant in a biblical reenactment of "The
Unforgiving Servant" at the Children's Concert on May 26. The'
performance was hosted by The Love Center Ministries.



A warm embrace from student
to parent at the May 24
Apalachicola High School

Six students from Brown, Carrabelle and Chapman Elementary Carrabelle resident and former
School participated at the Second Annual 4-H/Tropicana Public Franklin County Commissioner
Speaking Contest on May 16 at the Chapman Elementary School Percy Mock passed away on
auditorium. June 11. Mr. Mock was 69 years
...... old.

69 year old Rob Reynolds of
Tacoma, Washington (pictured
with his wife Marge) made his
way through Franklin County
on foot in early May. Mr.
Reynolds had walked an
estimated 6,800 miles for a
humanistic mission called
"Walking the USA for the World"
prior to reaching Franklin
County. His goal was to walk
11,000 miles to raise $50,000
for the Mission Aviation

Tallahassee resident Moina Nita
shows off the artistic Cuna
Indian needlework during an
April 27 presentation at the
Carrabelle Branch of the
Franklin County Public Library.

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Mason Bean shows off his stuff
at. the annual Womanless
Pageant on May 11.

Minister Michael Kelly with wife
Audrey arrived in the county on
June 12.

Former Lanark Village Water &
Sewer District member Greg
Yancey returned to the board on
June 18. Mr. Yancey replaced
resigning board member Phil

Phoenix Uprising guitarist
performs at the June 22 Health
Fair coordinated by the Healthy
Start Coalition. The event was
visited by an estimated 200


The Fourth of July featured a
team of sky divers from
Tallahassee. The group provided
the stunt and diving "en-
tertainment" over the
Apalachicola Airport.

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1996 Highlights

Personalities in the News

Eastpoint resident Bonnie
Segree became the acting
Literacy Coordinator for the
Franklin County Adult Reading
program (FCARP) on July 1.
She was later hired as
permanent coordinator for

Carrabelle resident Ron
Crawford was appointed to the
Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority on August 5 by the
Carrabelle City Commission.

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and PA. Wayne Blevens at the new Gulf View Clinic for the August Service to America) Dolly Sweet
16 dedication. (left) and Becky Melton (right)
began their work with the
SFranklin County Adult Reading
S .. program in early September.

County Commissioner Can-
didate Clarence Williams enjoys
the election returns during the
first primary election on
September 3 in the county

Bob and Grace Evans began work on their new monthly paper,
The Vilcom Fishing Report and Outdoor News. The first issue of
the paper was printed on September 12.

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Sheriff's Candidate Bruce
Varnes listens to the second
primary election returns with
his daughter, Jessica, on
October 1 in the county
courthouse. Candidate Varnes
defeated challenger Jack Taylor
during that stormy second
primary election.

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Students from the WINGS Program provide musical entertainment
at the Luau for Literacy event that was hosted by the Franklin
County Adult Reading Program on September 27.

The SHARE (Self Help and Resource Exchange) Program was
formed locally on September 16 at the Carrabelle United Methodist
Church. The first food distribution day was held on October 26.

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The Franklin County Com-
mission appointed Mary Lou
Short to the county's Planning
and Zoning board during an
October 1 meeting.


Carrabelle Students visited the Senior Citizens Center in
Carrabelle on October 30 to sing Halloween songs to the seniors.

Vocalist Lionel Ducker provided
musical entertainment at the
October 12 Fall Festival
sponsored by the Franklin
County Senior Center.

Resident David Butler spoke at
the dedication at Veteran's Park
in Carrabelle on October 30 of
the new Freedom Fountain.
The fountain was created
through a donation from the
Sea Oats Garden Club.

Chapman Elementary School students from the class of Ms. Elinor
Mount-Simmons proved they were "Too Cool For Drugs" on
October 29 in recognition of Red Ribbon Week.

Beating the drum during the November 2 Florida Seafood Festival



Apalachicola resident Clarence
Williams was sworn in and
served his first day as a
Franklin County Commissioner
on November 5.

Juggling unicyclist performs
during the November 2 Florida
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Lawrence Campbell

Headliner at Next Newell

Concert on January 19th

Lawrence Campbell, concert art-
ist, will present the next program
in the Ilse Newell series on Sun-
day, January 19, 1997, at historic
Trinity Church, Apalachicola, at
4 p.m. Dr. Campbell has degrees
from Northwestern University and
Indiana University Schools of
Music, and has presented con-
certs extensively throughout the
United States, Canada and Great
Britain. He has won a number of
competitions and awards, and is
frequently in demand as a lec-
turer-recitalist. His appearance in
the Newell series will be a high-
light of this season's offerings.
He is a native of Tennessee. Pia-
nists with whom he has studied
intensively include Pauline
Manchester Lindsey, Gyorgy
Sebok, and Alfonso Montecino.
Other major influences have been
Maestro Carlo Zecchi with whom
he studied during summer
classes at the "Mozarteum"
(Salzberg, Austria), and Sir
Clifford Curzon for whom he
played during several months of
study in London, England.

Lawrence Campbell won the 1968
Chicago Young Artists' Competi-
tion sponsored by the Society of
American Musicians (the organi-
zation that also sponsored his
Chicago debut the following year).
Northwestern honored him with
the Corrine Frada Pick Prize for
excellence in performance, the Pi
Kappa Lambda scholarship, and
the Wade Fetzer Prize as most
outstanding performer in his
graduating class. He was selected
to play in master classes for Vic-
tor Babin (1967) and Easley
Blackwood (1971) and with
the Northwestern Symphony
As a performer he professes
marked affinity for the works of
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and
Liszt. In 1986, the centenary of
Liszt's death, he presented some
30 recitals devoted exclusively to
music of that composer. In that
year he was featured artist at re-
citals of the Beethoven Society,
and at conventions of the Mis-
souri Music Teachers' Associa-
tion, and the Wisconsin Music
Teachers Association. For 1997
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Fishing Gear,

Shad, and King

Mackerel Rules


The Governor and Cabinet ap-
proved on December 10 the fol-
lowing rules proposed by the Ma-
rine Fisheries Commission. These
rules take effect on January 1,

Sheepshead Rule
This rule increases the daily bag
limit for sheepshead from 10 to
15 fish per person for recreational
fishermen, and allows commercial
spearfishing of sheepshead.
Fishing Gear Rule
This rule:
- allows the use from a single ves-
sel of no more than two cast nets
(each with a radius of no more
than 12 feet, 7 inches) in
nearshore and inshore state wa-
-prohibits the use of rebreathers
to aid the harvest of any marine
species, and
- conforms various gear rule defi-
nitions with Constitutional provi-

Shad Rule
This rule repeals current shad
statutes and instead:
- establishes an aggregate daily
bag and possession limit for
American shad, Alabama shad,
and hickory shad of 10 per per-
son and
- allows only hook and line gear
to be used to harvest any shad or
river bluebackk) herring-such
fish harvested by any other gear
must be returned to the water
free, alive, and unharmed, the
temporary possession while re-
leasing the fish is allowed.

Atlantic Group King
Mackerel Rule
This rule is consistent with fed-
eral regulations that replace the
50 fish daily commercial vessel
limit for the king mackerel Atlan-
tic fishery with the following'daily
commercial triplimits:
- 3,500 pounds in water north of
the Flagler-Volusia County lines
at all times, and in water off
Volusia County from April 1
through October 31;
- 500 pounds in waters between
the Volusia-Brevard and Dade-
Monroe County lines from April 1
through October 31; and
- 1,250 pounds in waters off Mon-
roe County from April 1 through
October 31.

Gulf Group King
Mackerel Rule
This rule establishes a 750 pound
commercial trip limit on Florida's
east coast unless 75% of the
subquota is reached by February
15 (at which time a 500 pound
limit will apply for the remainder
of the season), and changes the
Florida west coast trip limits from
125 fish to 1,250pounds, and 50
fish to 500 pounds.

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Fishing Issues

The Marine Fisheries Commission
held a public meeting December
4 through 6, 1996, in Fort Lau-
derdale and took the following

Fishing Gear Rules -
Final Public Hearing
The Commission held a final pub-
lic hearing on proposed rules re-
garding the use of fishing gear
that would:
- allow the use of legal net gear
that has a total area no greater
than 500 square feet, including
any attached material that adds
to the fishing surface of the net
such as tarpaulin or plastic, in
shore and nearshore state waters
(no more-than two such uncon-
nected nets could be fished from
any vessel at any time, and no
more than one net at a time could
be fished from shore); the current
one hour maximum net soak time
and marking provisions would re-
main unchanged;
- require nets to be constructed
of braided or twisted nylon or
polypropelene twine, with a mini-
mum No. 9 (210/24) 85 pound
test twine size, and beginning
January 1, 1998, establish a
maximum mesh size of 2 inches
for the entire area of the seine
- require beach or haul seines to
be legally marked and tended, and
require gill nets stored on vessels
to be legally marked and identifi-
- conform various gear rule defi-
nitions with Constitutional provi-
sions; and
- delete numerous obsolete gear
The Commission will take this
rule to the Governor and Cabinet
for approval on January 28, 1997.

Crab Trap Panels/
The Commission approved draft
blue crab and stone crab rule
amendments that would require
trap lid tie-down straps to be at-
tached midway along one side of
,the top panel of the trap, that jute
twine used have a maximum di-
ameter of 1/4 inch, and that the
traps will open to allow crabs to
escape when the jute degrades.
This method could not be used if
the tie-down strap is not attached
midway along one side of the top

Other Meeting Action
The Commission received public
comment and:
- reviewed Southeast Shrimp
management rules;
- considered a request to reopen
shrimp harvesting in Pumpkin
Hill Creek in Duval County; staff
was directed to further study and
develop options on this issue;
- discussed proposals to limit the
number of traps used in the Stone
crab fishery-the Commission in-
tends to continue working with
federal fishery management coun-
cils and industry on this issue;
- considered a request to estab-
lish a special management zone
in Broward County; staff was di-
rected to gather further informa-
tion and develop options on this
continued from page 1
David Hell presented a slide show that
explained the methods and the differ-
ences and said he was willing to help
make changes if possible. "Send me
your lists."
Dick Fancha, DEP Pensacola. said
that there was a need to get all agen-
cies together and also to do more re-
search on the areas of pollution to the
bay. He said that some research is
already beginning and showed the
points already identified. Local gov-
ernments, seafood workers and any-
one else who has knowledge of pollu-
tion can help by passing along what
they know.
John Guenter DEP spoke on the ben-
efits that could ensue for additional
income for oystermen with aquacul-
ture of clams and oysters. When asked
about a venture that had been started
in Alligator Harbor a few years ago he
said that it was permitted by the state
but turned down by the county. He
felt that in an area where oysters grow
well naturally that oysters and clam
aquaculture would be additional in-
Several citizens spoke out on the prob-
lems. Jeanni McMillian said "Things
are happening that are deplorable.
Septic tanks are popping up on St.
George Island." Debbi VanDerPlaats,
who resides on Alligator Point, said
that she felt that more notice should
be taken of commercial projects that
were happening and what pollution
they might cause. She added that she
agreed that even though some may be
legal, when you start adding up across
the county it begins to matter.

After the meeting small groups gath-
ered together and if their conversa-
tion is any indication, it may well be
that action groups will be founded
across the counties to work to solve
the multiple problems.

x MFC Acts on

Fisheries Fishing Gear
Commission and Other

Dockside Marina and Boatworks
owner Tommy Bevis was honored
with the Business of the Year
Award by the Carrabelle Cham-
ber of Commerce on December 21
at Chiles Hall in Lanark Village.
In addition to the award, Bevis
was also elected as Businessman
of the Year.
"Needless.to say," said Bevis, "I
was surprised. It was a welcome
surprise." Mr, Bevis noted that,
after years of confrontation with
the Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority, it was especially grati-
fying to be honored by members
of the community with such an
honor. "It just goes to show that
it isn't the business owners or the
local people who have had a prob-
lem with us. It was just one or two
people that have had a problem."
As owner of Dockside Marina and
Boatworks, Bevis noted that he
has steadily offered employment
to local residents and has oper-
ated a successful boat manufac-
turing program. Every Sunday
from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Bevis also
conducts a televised fishing pro-
gram. Starting on January 12,
Bevis' program will be aired na-
tionwide on 98 different Fox TV
channels "We took a facility that
was used as a goat farm and
turned it into a successful busi-
ness," Bevis concluded.

- reviewed information gathered
at Atlantic Group King Mackeral
public workshops;
- received an annual status and
trends review of Florida's marine
stocks from the Florida Marine
Research Institute; and
- discussed legislative issues, and
the Commission's future
workplan and schedule.
The Commission also:
- discussed actions regarding the
Florida Keys National Marine
- directed staff to withdraw the
"Alabama exemption" from the
proposed mullet rule that goes
before the Governor and Cabinet
for approval in January (the pro-
posed prohibition on the use of
snatch hooks to harvest mullet
was previously withdrawn),
- received a report from the
Florida Marine Patrol on law en-
forcement actions, and
- considered various federal fish-
eries management issues.

Animal control,
from page 1.
the most aggressive and sickly
animals 'from the streets. Asked
to name the worst area in concern
to animal control, Clarke re-
sponded that the City of Apalachi-
cola seems to have the worst stray
dog situation. "I've never seen so
many dogs in my life," noted
Clarke, "it's like a war zone there."
In addition, Officer Clarke said
that she would like to help raise
community awareness concern-
ing animal control. "People don't
realize that there's a leash law. I
don't see much evidence that 95
percent are aware that there are
such laws governing animals."
Clarke further stressed that spay-
ing and neutering of pets will also
help to keep the animal situation
in check.
Officer Clarke commended the
local shelter and those respon-
sible for operating the facility. "I
think the shelter has been well
run and that they have been very
compassionate towards the ani-
mals," observed Clarke. She felt
that, if she continues to collect
strays at the same rate, the shel-
ter will have to expand at some
time. The previous week, Clarke
noted, she picked up 17 dogs.
Asked if it was dangerous captur-
ing the dogs, Clarke responded
that most of the time it was quite
simple. Using her knowledge as
an animal lover, she says that
most of the strays come to her.
Further, Clarke said that she
merely talks to and pets the a i-
mals to put them at their ease.
When the. animals'become com- "-,
fortable with her, she merely pats
the back of the truck and the dogs
jump into the caged area and
await a quick shuttle to the shel-
ter in Eastpoint.
"I have a good feeling about the
community," noted Clarke, "ev-
erybody waves to me." Clarke said
that several members of the com-
munity have already helped her
to capture some of the various
strays throughout the area.
'There's gonna' be a few people
who won't like me. But, if you gen-
erally like people, you're gonna'
get along. And, when you love
what you're doing, it makes it a
lot easier."
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Published every other Friday

Assistant State Attorney, from
page 1
Some criminal offenses, Flury
stressed, were quite serious and
did constitute serious punish-
ment for even first time offenders.
"There's certain offenses where
you're going to have to see the
inside of the jail." On the issue of
fairness, Flury concluded, "the
bottom line goal is being fair. You
can't look at this job in a vacuum.
Everything is not black and

Community Service
In addition to serving as Assistant
State Attorney, Flury noted the
importance of assuming an active
and visible role in the community.
While in Leon County, Flury par-
ticipated in'the community's Babe
Ruth League as a team coach. "I
think a community needs to know
that this isn't just ajob to pay the
bills," offered Flury. "We have re-
ally good people here," he contin-
ued, "and I really care what hap-
pens in this community."

Sullivan stymied, from page 2.

thing I do, Alan (Pierce). This is the
third meeting that I've been to where
stand and you fight everything that I
try to put in this community. And ev-
erything I've done has been good. Not
one thing I've done has been detrimen-
tal to this community."
After the board voted 4 to 1 (Commis-
sioner Bevin Putnal voted against the
motion) to deny the zoning change
request, Sullivan stomped out of the
meeting room.

Mayor Bobby Howell wasted little tiie
in conveying his displeasure to the
city's trash disposal company at the
regular January 7 Apalachicola City
Commission meeting with recent ser-
vice rendered to the City of Apalachi-
In his own defense, Bob Hanna with
Waste Management, Inc., spoke to city
commissioners for approximately 20
minutes about the waste disposal
situation throughout the city. He com-
plained that residents were not ad-
equately containing their waste. He
complained that one alley was littered
with sections of an automobile that
he alleged would be, if pieced together.
the sum total of an entire automobile.
"There are so many sites out there that
I don't know who it all belongs to,"
said Hanna.
"I drove through the alleys," said
Hanna. "and I was sickened to my
stomach to see some of the mess that
was not only in the alleys but on the
streets of the city. When I service this
area, I want to clean your city."

(from left to right) Major Ron Crum, Sheriff Bruce Varnes and
Major Mike Mock

Members of the

Franklin County

Sheriff's Office

as of January 1,


Law Enforcement
F-1 Sheriff Bruce Varnes
F-2 Maj. (Admin.) Ron Crum
F-3 Maj. (Patrol/Dispatch)
Mike Mock
F-4 Capt. Don Hammock
F-5 Lt. John Turner
F-6 Lt. Chester Creaxher
F-7 Lt. Leonard Martin
F-8 Sgt. Mike Eller
F-9 Sgt. Mike Moore
F-10 Sgt. Robert Shiver
F-11 Deputy Larry Litton
F-12 Deputy Timothy Register
F-13 Deputy Buddy Shiver
F-14 Deputy Carl Carlson
F-15 Deputy Carl Whaley
F-16 Deputy Ronnie Segree
F-17 Deputy Kit Mashburn
F-18 Deputy Spence Massey
F-19 Deputy Robert Hogan

F-201 Capt. Smith
F-202 Lt. George Julius
F-203 Lt. Linda Millender
F-204 Lt. Brad Segree
F-205 Sgt. Ed Smith

F-206 Sgt. Agness Fields
F-207 Sgt. Steve Jones
F-208 Sgt. Erica Wilburn
F-209 Med. Off. David Varnes
F-210 Corr. Off. Dora White
F-211 Corr. Off. Robert Edvwards
F-212 Corr. Off. Donna Dean
F-213 Corr. Off. Virginger Davis
F-214 Corr. Off. Timothy Davis
F-215 Corr. Off. Charles Gander
F-216 Corr. Off. John Soloman
F-217 Corr. Off. Voncille
F-218 Corr. Off. Richard
F-219 Corr. Off. Jerry Lolley
F-220 Corr. Off. David Duncan
F-221 Corr. Off. Gary Martina
F-222 Corr. Off. Penny
F-223 Corr. Off. Essie Butler
F-501 Lt. Pat McWhinnie
F-502 Sgt. Gail Lolley
F-503 Dana Saunders
F-504 Sharon Brownell
F-505 Cardida Wilhoit
F-506 Jim Tomlin

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Hanna pleaded with board members
to work collaboratively with his com-
pany to ensure safer and more effec-
tive trash disposal service. "I'm pre-
pared to do what it takes to clean up
the City of Apalachicola, but I would
like some assistance," said Hanna. He
continued, "I want an ongoing com-
munication process with you. I want
a two-way communication process
going on."
After Hanna's presentation, all but one
of the board members took turns
hammering the waste disposal com-
.pany representative with a barrage of
criticism until he apparently lost the
will to defend the allegations and
merely responded with simple "yes
sirs" and "no sirs" to each commis-
"You come in here and bring up things
that are not pertinent to the
conversation...like yard trash," said
Howell. "Now, the two-way communi-
cation? The only communication is
when I raise hell. I really think that
your defense is an offense...you go
with an offense to try to create a di-
version. I think you're a typical sec-
ond lieutenant coming in to report to
the commanding officer and start say-
ing what the hell...," he continued.
Howell warned, "This is the last pub-
lic hearing we're gonna have on yard
Howell alleged that the waste disposal
company was never asked by the city
to haul away sections of an automo-
bile or any other unreasonable item.
"Don't go walk off the end of the earth,"
said Howell, "we've never asked y'all
to pick up that kind of stuff."
Mayor Howell alleged that he had
pointed out a bunch of Sycamore
leaves between 16th and 17th Street
that he had requested to be removed
6 months ago. "Before I came to this
board meeting.tonight, they were still
sitting there," complained Howell.
Commissioner Grady Lowe accused
the workers of Waste Management of
either being blind or lacking any de-
sire to do their jobs correctly. Mr.
Hanna defended his workers and said
that the blame would have to be his
Commissioner Jack Frye commended
Mr.' Hanha for at least taking respon-
sibility for* the situation. However, he
suggested that Waste Management
obtain a knuckleboom truck to more
effectively clean the streets of
Apalachicola of all unwanted trash.
In other city business:
*Resident Dale Davis complained that
his property was being negatively af-
fected by flooding due to the city's
drainage system. "The lowest point in
the area is the alley between the Meth-
odist Church and the Armory," said
Davis. He continued. "every time it
rains hard... like when we get 5 inches
of rain...it fills up that alley, it runs
over the back yard of the parsonage
and it runs over to my back yard.
When it gets about 2-1/2 to 3 inches
deep in my garage, it runs out on Fifth
Street and drains out." Davis re-
quested that the drain in the alley
behind the parsonage be opened in
order to solve the flooding problem.
He said that the leaves from a nearby
elm tree clog up the drain. Mayor
Howell assured Davis that the prob-
lem would be reviewed.
*At the request of Eileen Nanfito, the
board unanimously agreed to allow
,the Apalachicola Community Center
to be used one night per month to
have dances held for the city's youth.
Ms. Nanfito said that she had obtained
support from members of the commu-
nity to ensure that the events would
be chaperoned. "We have a long list of
volunteers who are willing to chaper-
one and be part of this, because we
feel the kids need something to do
here. We're willing to give our time and
our money to get a band or whatever
it is that's there so the kids have some-
where to go," said Nanfito. She said
that the first event would be held on
January 31 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Student identification, said Nanfito,
would be required to enter the event.
Commissioner Frye questioned
whether security would be available
to guard against "pot smokers and
beer and whiskey." Nanfito said that
such security would be available. She
said that Sheriff Bruce Varnes sup-
ported the idea and would allow one
ot the deputies to be on the premises
for the event. "Otherwise they [the stu-
dents] would be on the tennis court
doing it." Nanfito responded to Frye,
"this way at least we'll have a chance
to be there and will be able to offer
them a place to go...I play tennis a lot
and every day I ave to pick up beer
bottles and all kinds of things. There's
just nothing for them to do, but drive
around. I'm not saying I have a big
solution, but I'm offering an alterna-
tive to that."
'Commissioner Jimmy Elliott re-
sponded, "I think it's a good idea."
Commissioner Wallace Hill said that
fonnrmer attempts by various commu-
nity members and the recreational
committee had "fallen through the
cracks." He said that he was happy
that someone else had taken such
interest in the youth. Ms. Nanfito said
that she would like to have Commis-
sioner Hill's insight on the matter for
future events.
*The board unanimously adopted the
city's planning and zoning report.
*Lois Clary informed board members
that she had been appointed by the
Philaco Women's Club to look into
possible funding for restoration efforts
of the auditorium at Chapman El-
ementary School.
*The board agreed to allocate $2,000
to Bobby Wallace to repair the Recre-
ation Center's roof on Sixth Street in

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