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Timber Island Yacht Club Youth

Fishing Tournament

By Florence Coody
A crowd of children and their faiulies -latherred at Pirates Landing
Marina on Timber Island in Carrabdllc on Saturday, July 12, 2003
for the ninth annual Timber Island Ylicht Club Youth Fishing Tour-
nament. Winners are as follows:


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Chronicle


Volume 12, Number 15 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 25 August 7, 2003


Catfish
1.,AllieMillender 5.25 Ibs.
2. Eli Dean 5.00 lbs.
3. Darlene Millender 4.75 lbs.


Croaker
1. D.J. Williams
2. Enoch Mathes
3. Timie Craig
Flounder
1. Gage Brannan
M s,


Whiting
1. John Evans
2. Zack Peters
3. Bubba Brannan
Trout
1. Popeye Johnson
2. Justin Massey
2. Louie Wainwright
3. Cody Massey


Pinfish
1. Chelsea Soderholm
2. Adam Joseph
3. Brian Hughes
Wild Card
1. Callie Westbrook
Redfish
2. Aaron Massey
Bluefish
2. Bubba McKendrick
Bluefish
3. Katie Brannan
Ladyfish
3. Preston Massey
Ladvfish


.834 lbs.
.760 lbs.
.752 lbs.

1.88 lbs.


.718 Ibs.
.536 lbs.
.438 lbs.

2.00 lbs.
1.75 lbs.
1.75 lbs.
1.24 lbs.


Coyotes Are Killing

Small Pets In
Lanark Village And
Lanark Beach
By Rene Topping
Hungry coyotes are entering
.- Lanark Village and taking small
pets, especially cats and kittens
and killing for food. They come in
as soon as it is dark and have
been seen in the early hours of
dawn.
They are bringing their pups in
and showing them how to hunt.
Small coyote pups have been seen
on Oak Street with the parents.
Betty and Allan Roberts have lost
three of their cats. They are dev-
astated that their beloved pets
have come to such a cruel end.
Gerald Greene, of Lanark Beach,
missed one of his cats. It was
taken from his back yard. Joe
? Butler, Lanark Village on Louisi-
ana, lost a cat he adopted a few
months before.
All around the Village and almost
into Carrabelle there are stories
of lost pets and sightings of coy-
otes. One of these people, Barbara
Rohrs, said she saw about seven
coyotes on the fringe of the Vil-
lage. She has had other sightings.
Paul Rohrs who lives on Parker
said he feels that the bags with
garbage that are being left at the
recycling bins are making a food
source for the coyotes.
Several villagers said that the coy-
otes come to the recycle bin. One
man said he took out several bags
and found names and addresses
of people who lived in Carrabelle
and gave them to the deputies but
nothing was done..
When Eddy White in the enforce-
ment wing of the Game and Fish
in Department of Environment
Protection was called for help he
listened to the problem and then
said that they are no longer per-
mitted to spend time on coyotes.
He said that the department is not
financed for it and Governor Jeb
Bush wanted to see it under pri-
vate handling. White's only sug-
gestion was to make a call to
Rid-A-Critter.
Continued on Page 9


Inside This Issue
12 Pages
FsingTournament.. 1,7
Visiola............ 1, 3 11
Education Grant ...... 1, 10
APPOGA Report......... 1, 7
Franklin Briefs ..............2
Editorial & Commentary 3
Carrabelle News ..........3...
Proposed ABC High School
Curriculum...........4, 5, 6
Apalachicola City ..........7
FCAN ............................. 8
Business Card Directory 9
Franklin County LibrarylO
FWC ......................... 11
Bookshop ................. 12

Best Financial
Management
Practices Review

Franklin County

School District

Review Released

In an exhaustive 150 + page re-
port, and in accordance with
Florida law, the Office of Program
Policy Analysis and Government
Accountability (OPPAGA) and the
Auditor General was released the
long-awaited review of the
Franklin County School District
on Thursday, July 17th. This gov-
ernment agency, itself a creature
of the state legislature, conducted
a Best Financial Management
Practices Review of the school dis-
trict during the fiscal year
2002-03.
The review determined that the
district currently is using 65% (92
of 142) of the applicable best prac-
tices adopted by the Florida Com-
missioner of Education. The dis-
trict, according to the digest of the
final report, is using a majority of
the best practices in 6 of the 10
areas reviewed. The report also
contains action plans to address
the remaining best practices and
serve as a basis for improvement.
In the table below, the "Best Prac-
tice Area" are categorized on the
left of the figure, and the sum-
mary responses for the District
are as indicated in the right por-
tion of the table. Because of the
length of the report, and the vary-
ing levels of complexity in the re-
Continued on Page 7


Franklin County Community

Planning Workshop 5

Development and Land Use Special Issues
By Harriett Beach
The fifth Visioning Workshop in the Franklin County Community Plan-
ning Workshop series was held Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Franklin County Court House in Apalachicola. Approximately
65 people were in attendance to discuss Development and Land Use
Issues.
Alan Pierce opened the discussion by presenting.background infor-
mation to the group. Six maps and a chart were displayed showing
different aspects of current land use in the county. The figures given'
in the chart below vary from the figures presented to the audience
during the workshop as some discrepancies were noted in the data
presented at that time. The researchers were able to get more accu-
rate data after the workshop ended. The accurate data supplied by
the FSU researchers under the direction of Professor Harrison Higgins,
is presented here.


.402 lbs.
.336 Ibs.
.252 lbs.


5.00 lbs.
2.00 lbs.
2.00 lbs.
1.75 lbs.
1.75 lh,.


T and TTse


Acreage % of County Land


Agriculture 68,011
Commercial 477
Conservation (State & Fed.) 265,502
Incorporated 3,515
Industrial 607
Institutional (Public) 104
Recreation 30
Residential 6,727
Transportation and
Communications/Utilities 535
Total County Acreage 345,508


19.68%
.14%
76.84%
1.02%
.18%.
.03%
.01%
1.95%

.16%
100.00%


% without
Conserv. Lands


85.01%
.60%
Omit
4.39%
.75%
.13%
,04%
8.41%

.67%
100.00%


14,182 acres of ( the above land categories approved for development
remain vacant. When the acreage held in conservation is removed
from the total county acreage there is approximately 23.16% of the
county available -or development. The State and Federal Governments
hold the majority of the conserved acreage and those lands in all
pro)1).illll\ will remain as conserved land. The Nature Conservancy,
a private eotnervatlon group, holds a small amount of land on Dog
Island, Any conervedl lands held privately can in the future be sold
and a request made for a land use change.
The St, Joe r'smiiiiv holds 5/6 of the county agricultural acreage or
52,000 alrew, which has the potential for rezoning and development.
Since the zoning r.iicegories in the current Comp Plan are now 15
year okl, te taAt lIi ir Planning and Zoning Department is to gather
information from the public to use in preparing a new Comp Plan
that will refle t current and future land use needs. The workshop
partly itints were naked to share their visions of how they would like
to aee r'ranidin County develop.
HaMiont0 HiggiB from FSU explained to the group the Information
pfrsented in i hi si maps of Franklin County that were distributed
Viloning Continued on Page 3


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Turning
Individuals into
Developmentally
Enriched
Students


Joint Grant From Department Of Education

Big Bend Boys And Girls Club And

Franklin School District Receive

Large Grant

Program designed to help at risk and low-
performing students in an intensive after-school
program.
The Chairman of the Big Bend Boys and Girls Club announced the
award of a major grant to help low-performing Franklin County stu-
dents. In partnership with the Franklin County School District, the
State Department of Education has awarded federal funds amount-
ing to $795,000 for the first year of a five-year program to help Franklin
County students and their families.
The grant was developed jointly with the Franklin County School Dis-
trict and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, chaired by A. J.
Smith. The program is entitled "Good Tides", which means "Turning
Individuals into Developmentally Enriched Students in a 21st Cen-
tury" Community Learning Centers grant.
Samuel "Buddy" Streit, President of the Boys and Girls Clubs, out-
lined the Good Tides project as addressing the risk factors with
low-performing students in Franklin County. These factors include:
(1) linking the school day to a comprehensive after-school program
that includes individualized, prescriptive academic assistance;
(2) reducing barriers to participation by ensuring transportation:
(3) providing families with services that foster supportive learning
environments at home;
and (4) developing a safe, healthy and enriching environment for youth
to grow and develop.
To be conducted over a five year period, the project will establish
three Franklin County sites one site each in Carrabelle, Brown El-
ementary School and Chapman Elementary School, serving a mini-'
mum of 225 students each year. The project will include after school
and summer school break programs including academic accelera-
tion, technology, recreation, enrichment, family involvement and adult
education.
Need for the Program
The Franklin County School district serves about 1,442 students in
grades K- 12. According to the 2000 census, 16.8% of Franklin County
residents are below the poverty level compared to 12.4% for the state
of Florida. The median household income is $25,799 compared to
$34,757 for the state and 41.3% of Franklin County adults (between
18 and 24 years of age) do not have a high school diploma.
Figure No. 1, Child Well-Being in Florida, provides profound informa-
tion on the issues identified above.
FIGURE ONE
Child W, ll-Beine in Florida
Franklin Numbers Franklin State numbers State Percentages
Percentage
Population Under age 456 23.1 627,997 17.6
18 below Poverty
Population ages16 to 88 6.9 176,746 9.7
19 who arc not in
school and not
working
Children ages 5top 15 87 6.9 138,574 6.0
with one or more.
disabLhUies
C hiladrenlivingl 891 44.8 712,902 19.6
high-poverty
neighborhoods (where
20% or more of the
population is below
poverty)
Source: 2000 Census Data analyzed by the Annie Casey Foundation
The seafood industry has always been the traditional base of the
Franklin county economy. For the last 50 years, Franklin County has
been classified as a persistent low-income county and has been de-
clared a Critical Area of Economic Concern by Governor Bush. To-
day, Franklin County is in transition, with real estate development
and tourism growing in the area. This transition has not reversed the
economic condition of many Franklin County residents; rather, it has
added another layer to the complexities of their situation. Traditional
resources and means of earning a living have declined, taxes and the
cost of property have increased, and the results for many residents
and for the public school system have been devastating. One need
only visit and talk with school students or their parents and teachers
to appreciate the extreme challenges and too-often deep feelings of
despair for any chance of improving their quality of life. Without ques-
tion, education is the key!
The need for the program was discussed in a lengthy project ap-
plication submitted to the Florida Department of Education by
Samuel Streit in April 2003. This report published in the Franklin
Chronicle is drawn from that application.
In the recent past, Franklin County has experienced a significant
loss of students to the surrounding areas and to new private or char-
ter schools. From 1997 to 2001, Franklin County's public school en-
rollment decreased 1589 to 1442-one of the largest percentage loss
of students for a district in the state, The total county population
consists of 86.17% White, 12.35% Black, and 0.72% Hispanic. Fully
two-thirds (69.5%) of Franklin County students are eligible for free/
reduced lunches, compared to a statewide average of 48.5%. The three
schools selected for the Good TIDES 21st Century Program-Chapman
Elementary, Brown Elementary. and Carrabelle High School-are all
area school-wide Title I program schools. In sum, Franklin County is
faced with the challenge of serving a high-risk student population
with limited resources and a multiplicity of economic and social chal-
lenges.
Persistent low academic performance places Franklin County stu-
dents at risk of academic failure. For the last two years, Franklin
students have consistently fallen below state academic standards.
To address these challenges, the Franklin County School district has
tried a variety of strategies and programs to improve low student
achievement, including skills classes, dropout prevention classes/
programs, supplemental reading and math programs, tutoring and
an expanded mentoring program. Two primary barriers have contrib-
uted to the limited impact of these programs. First, the strategies
lacked a "whole child" approach with a continuum of services. Sec-
ond, some of the attempts lacked components that focused on mas-
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Franklin

Briefs

July 15, 2003

Present: Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal: Commissioner
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis and
Commissioner Clarence
Williams

Superintendent of Public
Works
During Mr. Chapman's report,
Commissioner Bevin Putnal men-
tioned to Alan Pierce, County
Planner, that he (Commissioner
Putnal) and Herbert found an
uncapped well or septic tank in
the vicinity of the Carrabelle
Beach. There were three such
wells discovered, about 3-4 feet
wide and about 6 feet deep. He
suggested the Health Dept. in-
spect same, and others to inves-
tigate the matter. Commissioner
Putnal expressed concern for the
safety of children in the area.


North Florida Medical is actively
recruiting another provider, ex-
pecting the position to be filled
"...in about 30 to 60 days." There
has been very little change in
staffing from the earlier opera-
tions under Tallahassee Memo-
rial. They are now taking "...slid-
ing fee scale patients." Those are


acting on local physicians and
possibly reducing their business.
He cited an earlier example of pri-
vate physicians having to shift
their practice elsewhere as a re-
sult. Lawson stated that North
Florida Medical "planned to be
. here indefinitely and plans to
grow the clinic, bring in new pro-
viders ... and expand services." He


and aid in --, p
frastructure that w'
-hance tourism under
designed to establish s
Revenues assessed on
motel bills could be us
ample, to enhance park
fistnu piers. scheduled
veloped when the new.
Island bridge is open


a Last Year Data N This Year Data


Total Cats and Dogs


300


200

G O

0

DL wt 'A 'ir Doat
0 hisYarDt


Impounded


Reclaimed


0
0
eq 0



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0
0


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Adpoted


Activity


Reporting Period July 2002 June 2003

ACTIVITY JULY 2001 JUNE 2002 !:UIY 2002 -JUNE 2003

Dogs Impounded (Strays and owner release) 498 398
Cats Impounded (Strays and owner release) 290 250
Reclaimed by Owner (Cats & Dogs) 27 69

Turned over to Humane Society for Adoption (Cats & Dogs) 36 "

Euthanized (Cats & Dogs) 725 562

Warnings Issued 41 8

29 14
Citations Issued ($1,145 in ($1,064 in
fines collected by the fines collected by the
county) county)
Dog Bite Investigations 38 14
Dangerous Dog Hearings 2 1

Animal Neqlect Hearinqs 1 :0


Solid Waste Director
Mr. Van Johnson presented the
annual Activity Report for the-
Franklin County Animal Control
Department, presented below.
This year's report summarizes all
animal control activity through-
out Franklin County from July.
2002 through June 2003.
The number of euthanized cats
and dogs has been reduced from
725 in the previous year (July
2001-June 2002) down to 562 for
the most recently reported year
(July 2002-J,.,ne 2003). There
were also considerably fewer
turned over to the Humane Soci-
ety for adoption, from 36 to 17.
The stark revelation is that out of
the enormous number of cats and
dogs euthanized, only a handful
were adopted, at 17 animals for
the recent year.
Mr. Johnson also informed the
Board that the movement of the
recycling containers on St. George
Island "proved to be very unpopu-
lar with the residents at the new
location." Consequently, Mr.
Johnson requested Board ap-
proval to remove the containers
off of the island temporarily or
until a suitable site can be found.
The Board approved the action.

Extension Director
Bill Mahan presented several bro-
chures on fishing industry topics
to the Commissioners, including
a copy of proposals that will be
discussed during the Interstate
Shellfish Sanitation Conference
August 2-8, 2003, to be held in
Portland, Oregon. Call Bill Mahan
at 850-653-9337.

Sheriff's Department
Line Carroll reported estimates to
repair the county jail roof to the
Commissioners, ranging from
$97,000 to $109,000. Alan Pierce
added that he consulted with an
engineer to determine that both
estimates involved an asphalt
base to be applied on top of the
refurbished, existing roof. The
matter was turned over to the
county engineer to review the two
proposals and submit a recom-
mendation. The motion made by
Commissioner Mosconis also in-
cluded a consultation with the
county attorney "on how to pro-
ceed" with the repairs. The
County Attorney asked the Com-
missioners to include a statement
that the Mosconis motion also
include a statement that the
needed repairs were under an
"emergency" status. The Board so
approved.
As to the continuing lightning
situation, especially compounded
during the summer months, Ms.
Carroll recommended that the
Board approve a consultant to
design a solution to the lightning
strikes at the Sheriffs office, to
be implemented on the building
and their electronic equipment.

North Florida Medical
Center
Mr. Jeff Lawson reported on the
status of the federally qualified
health care center in Eastpoint.
The clinic was opened on May 5th
to see patients. They are currently
serving about 3000 patients.


for people who do not have insur-
ance, "...We accept those folks in
the clinic now," Lawson said. With
a new provider, the capacity of the
clinic would likely double accord-
ing to Lawson's report. The slid-
ing fee scale is made possible
through federal funds, amounting
to about 35% of the clinic bud-
get. ,
Commissioner Mosconis asked
Mr. Lawson to keep the Board in-
formed on a regular basis. Com-
missioner Putnal raised the ques-
tion about the possible impact of
the sliding fee scale possibly im-


added, "...We cannot close out
without permission of the federal
government." "The company
North Florida Medical) was in fi-
nancial difficulty when-. the ear-
lier Carrabelle clinic closed."

Resort Tax
Representatives of the Apalachi-
cola Area Chamber of Commerce .
discussed a proposed "bed tax"
and the formation of a Tourist'
Development Council The pur-.
pose of the tax has been typically
to promote tourism in the county


Grove of the Chamiiber of C
merce began the discussion,
lining the major portions of s
law governing the resort tax.
Blair described his experih
.with the tax in a small city in
Florida Keys.
Commissioner Mosconis vo
concern with the program b:
on his recollection of probi
incurred in Bay County. '
have to ensure that the money
spent wisely, and for whatev
intended..." In Gulf county
said "...there's a lot of infighting
"It gets to be a political thing
concluded. In Walton County
Bay county there are different
gets in advertising and the
the resort tax is used to fund
vertising.
One county targets families,
the other attempts to stimu
business among the "spring b
crowd." Commissioner Mosc
made the motion to start the
cess. The Tourist Developm
Council has control of the
enues raised through the tax,'
the specific approval of the B(
of County Commissioners
member of the County Comi
sion sits on the Tourist Deve
ment Council. The Board
proved the establishment of
Tourist Development Counci
;-weeks end, the nominations
council membership )ad not b
completed.


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Manatee Season (April October)

Summer is the time for the manatees to migrate to our local "
waters. Canoe or kayak the leisurely 4 hour trip on a beautiful
cypress tree lined spring fed river abundant with wildlife. -
,--' \ Wakulla River is home to manatees,, herons, eagles, osprey, --
otters, turtles, raccoons and even the alligator. The pristine -
crystal clear water is excellent for viewing the underwater
grasses, fish, and manatees. Fishing, along with birding qnd
snorkeling, is among the favorite pastimes. The slow moving river
is perfect for the beginner or entire family. We are located on
the Wakulla River & Highway 98, 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
$20 per canoe for 4 hours. Reservations are suggested.
T-N-T HIDEAWAY, INC.
6527 COASTAL HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL -"'
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Director
Services


, Of Admiuistrative


hotel and T.-r : ) -:-. ".".:' .the =. *r:. -
ied, for ex- r' Y- --.: road owner-
ing on the ; n :Ari maintenance roads built
d to be de- in Whisperig Pines Phase I and
St. George II in E p.',.r. The roads were
led. Anita built to county standards, and
,.-- David Kr.-.-.. .but
S- i- L. .-.- 0: 7on t, b 'L.nad-
,--::r.:. identified the roads as
being private roads. 1 have veri-
fled with David that when the
roads were built approximately
two years ago the roads met the
coauni standards. I recommend
the Board direct Chris Clark to
make a :-:','r, on the conditions
^ of the T',Ai( c'urreT'-rd.'. and then
follow the a rorr::-'s recommen-
5 dation on how to accept the
roads,"


pro-
nent
rev-
with
board
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mis-
lop-
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NWFWMD

Announces

Governing Board

Officers

The orthwest Florida .'acr

has announced the recent elec-
tion of officers of its Governing
Board.
.-.'r.* Estes, of Eastpoint, was
S-- Chair of the ,:-r.h. est
Florida Water -a- .-:.e.: Dis-
tric't Governing Board, L. E.
'.- '..... ofSneads, -as elected
Vice _.hair and Stephanie H.
Blovd, of Panama City Beach, was
elected ': r a- T -easurer. All
S::: -- : were elected to serve
tw'o-year terms.
Before being elected Chair, Joyce
Estes served as Vice Chair of the
Governing Board for two terms
(four ,-.: rs) She was first ap-
pointed to serve on the NWFNWMD
Continued on Page 4

Land Company. The Commission
asked the developer to consider
changing the name as there is
another subdivision of a similar
name. Mr. Ausley said they are
searching for another name.
At the last Planning and Zoning
meeting there was a request for a
preliminary plat for "Summer
Camp", a 499 lot subdivision in
Sections 33, 34, 35, & 36, Town-
ship 6 south, Range 3 west, re-
quest submitted by Mr. Billy
Buzzett, agent for St. Joe Land
Company. Mr. Buzzett made a
presentation to the Commission
covering not only the platting of
the property, but the controlling
document which is proposed to be
a Planned Unit Development
(PUD). The Commission heard Mr.
Buzzett respond to the issues that
had been raised during the com-
prehensive plan amendment pro-
cess.
After a lengthy presentation and
questions from the Commission
members, the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission recommends the
Board schedule a public hearing
for the consideration of the adop-
tion of a "Summer Camp" PUD.
The Board scheduled a public
hearing for August 19, 2003.


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'The :.-J =7;ri-.-. 'he recoin-
rendation 'I p.i:,-nr,, and zon-
ir,'; r h 5.. tho: recommendation
f, i ,: Construction Licensing In-
dustry Board to name Heath Gal-
loway to a permanent position
p-'- r. .r e and name Michael
Pridgen, Franklin King and
Jimmy Thompson as alternate
members to fill alternate vacan-
cies that have been in existence
r for some time.
The L.:,r: 'nt1- Board also, wants
the county commission to know
it is adamant that the county is-
sue building permits in accor-
dance with Florida law, which re-
quires that individual permits be
om- issued for p:.ubin g electrical,
out pools, and H' AC heating and air
state conditioning).
Curt The Board did not take any for-
ence mal action on the issue of indi-
Sthe vidual permitr- at this meeting.
Alan Pierce is to provide a list of
iced subcontractors registered with
ased the county at a future meeting.
lems Mr. Pierce informed the Board
0You that the county was not funded
ey 's for the Eastpoint Boat Ramp
er is project through the Boating Im-
7, he provement Program grant that
g'le had been submitted by
Preble-Rish on behalf of the
and county.
ttar- county.
way On site plan approval, the Plan-
I ad- ning and Zoning Commission rec-
ommends approval of a Prelimi-
and nary Plat for Tarpon Sound, a
late subdivision lying in Section 21,
reak Township 7 south, Range 4 West,
onis Carrabelle, request submitted by
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25 July 2003 Paee 3


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


The Annual Budget "Process"-Democratic
Or Autocratic?

St. Geo Homeowners Association

Budget Contemplates $1,599,614

Growth of a Unneeded Bureaucracy
A Report and Commentary By Tom W. Hoffer
This time of year brings budget proposals and review in all manner of
organizations, including the county, Franklin towns, and the unbridled
spending habits common to homeowner associations. At the Planta-
tion, the budget process has begun, apparently. But, the members of
the association are not privy to the sequestered documents used in
the planning process, presumably an index to the thinking of the
Board of Directors. Keep in mind, homeowner and lotowner assess-
ments are at their all-time high, and with the drafted budget projec-
tions and "wish lists" privy only to the Board, the outlook for reduced
assessments is not likely. The Board will likely continue to bleed the
membership because they have considerable power in extracting dues
with the threat of liens against property if not paid. Yet, the members
have only periodic elections to change spending habits of a Board
out-of-control.
The semi-secret document called the proposed Homeowner Associa-
tion Budget for 2004, printed on 11 July 2003, loosely calls for a
budget of$1,599,614. $1.3 million of that money will come from As-
sociation members in the form of dues-assessments.
As a long-standing member of the Association, I asked for a copy of
the budget from the Treasurer, and she promptly refused, and then
projected the usual bureaucratic stonewall, "Send me a written re-
quest and I will consider it." This is simply bureaucratic, Plantation
mentality. All members of the Association are entitled to any piece of
paper generated in the Association but the current treasurer appears
to over zealously guarding the bank passes to the vault.
The budget for Personnel for 2003 is projected to be $530,100. That
includes uniforms, insurance, Workers Compensation, taxes, IRA,
Overtime, Salaries and wages. Interestingly, the projection for 2004
has it at $735,693. What is going on here? Will there suddenly be
new hires somewhere? The Board's continuing penchant for building
a bureaucracy without strict accountability continues. Given our past
requests for information, it is not likely to be forthcoming. Members
had better take note when they consult their attorney.



Marine Conservation Network

Charged With Misleading The Public

Misrepresentation of facts on Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries alleged by Director of Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council
The Marine Conservation Network (MCN), a consortium of environ-
mental groups, distributed a news release titled "Horrors of the Deep"
in which they find fault with management of fisheries for each region
of the country. In their discussion of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
there are incorrect statements according to Wayne Swingle, Execu-
tive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council based
in Tampa, Florida. The first of these incorrect statements is titled
Mismanagement Scary Fact which states: "Disaster relief, necessi-
tated by poor management (underlined for emphasis) and interna-
tional competition, to the shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico has
cost American taxpayers $35 million." The first incorrect statement
that says the shrimp stocks are mismanaged is definitely a false state-
ment. None of the three stocks (brown, white, and pink) of shrimp
has been overfished in the last 40 years according to scientific data
presented by the National Marine Fisheries Service each year. These
stocks, which are estuarine dependent, are jointly managed by the
states and the Gulf Council.
Dr. Richard Leard, the Council's Chief Scientist, pointed out that the
Gulf shrimp industry is this nation's single most valuable fishery with
a 10-year (1991-2000) average annual landings of 176 million pounds
(total weight) valued to the fishermen at approximately $492 million.
Because most of the shrimp are consumed in restaurants, .the an-
nual value to the nation's Gross National Product (GNP) is many times
greater than the landed value.
The reason Congress granted disaster relief to the shrimp industry in
the Gulf was that the U.S. market was flooded by foreign shrimp,
principally raised in ponds, which depressed the prices paid to do-
mestic fishermen. Mr. Swingle indicated that part of this appeared to
be dumping of shrimp found unacceptable in the European Union
market because antibiotics were used in culturing these shrimp. He
also pointed out that the MCN press release incorrectly reported Gulf
fishermen were granted $35 million, whereas the correct figure was
$17 million.
The MCN press release also reports that Bycatch Reduction Devices
(BRDs) designed to reduce the bycatch of juvenile red snapper inci-
dentally caught by the shrimp trawls are not excluding 60 percent of
the red snapper. The press release referenced a figure in the article as
evidence that less than 60 percent is occurring. Mr. Swingle pointed

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out mat the figure included in the article depicts the trawl bycatch
for red snapper for a period ending in 1997, and BRDs were not re-
quired in shrimp trawls until May 1998. Therefore, the figure cited as
evidence does not support their statement Mr. S:..nile stated that
surely MCN personnel drafting the release were competent enough to
recognize that the figure was improperly cited as evidence. He pointed
out the misrepresentation of facts was of a concern to him as they
appeared to be a ,lrl!bri- .uv, attempt by MCN to mislead the public.
Mr. Swingle also pointed out that a reduction of total allowable catch
for red snapper of 3.0 million pounds as proposed by the MCN would
probably devastate the charter vessel industry. Mr. Bob Zales. II, Vice
President of the Gulfwvid Association of Finfish Fishermen (GAFF),
concurred and pointed out that the portion of this industry based
from the Florida Panhandle through Texas is highly dependent on
trips targeting red snapper. He related that the red snapper season
has already been reduced by six months by actions taken to rebuild
this stock, and further reductions would result in business failure for
many charter vessels.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is 1 of 8 regional
fishery management councils that were established by the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Gulf
of Mexico Fishery .mUmoimient Council prepares fishery management
plans that are designed to manage fishery resources in the U.S. Gulf
of Mexico.
This news release, and other Council news releases, can be viewed at
the Council's web site, h tp-./www.gulfcouncfl.org. In addition, Coun-
cil press releases may be received via e-mail by sending a blank e-mail
message to pressreleases@gulfcouncil.org with SUBSCRIBE as the
subject.


Congressman Boyd Sets The

Record Straight On Drug

Importation Legislation
On July 2 1st, Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) responded
to an advertisement being run in Florida regarding a bipartisan bill
that addresses the issue of Importation of prescription drugs, H.R.
2427, the Pharmaceutical Market Access Act of 2003.
The advertisement implies that H.R. 2427 would undermine the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA), and allow non-approved drugs to be
imported. However, this is not the case. The purposes of the Pharma-
ceutical Market Access Act of 2003 are clearly stated in the bill, and
they are as follows:
* To give all Americans immediate relief from the outrageously high
cost of pharmaceuticals,
* To reverse the perverse economics of the American pharmaceutical
markets,
* To allow the importation of drugs only if the drugs and the facilities
where they are manufactured are approved by the Food and Drug
Administration, and to exclude pharmaceutical narcotics,
* To require that imported prescription drugs be packaged and shipped
using counterfeit-resistant technologies approved by the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing (technologies similar to those used to secure
United States currency).
"I don't understand how allowing seniors to buy FDA approved drugs
at lower prices, 30 to 50 percent lower than America seniors pay in
the United States, could be viewed as somehow undermining FDA
regulations," said Congressman Boyd. "Millions of Americans face
huge financial burdens trying to pay for their prescription drugs. There
is a serious problem in this country when someone has to choose
between paying for their prescriptions, or paying for basic necessi-
ties, like food. We must do all we can to help our seniors, and all
Americans, find ways to afford their prescriptions. I feel I have a re-
sponsibility as your elected Representative to respond to these scare
tactics and clarify what the legislation intends to do."


Carrabelle City
Council Meeting
July 3, 2003

Julia Mae And

Merle To Have

Lots Of Neighbors

Corner lot rezoned for
multi-family use
By Skip Frink
The 3.54-acre property on the
corner of Highway 98 and Tim-
ber Island Road was the subject
of a public hearing on application
for zoning change. It adjoins the


World Famous Julia Mae's Res-
taurant, which features, Merle's
pies. The old zoning was C-1,
Commercial. With no public com-
ment and a unanimous commis-
sion verbal approval, the/new zon-
ing will be R-4, Multi-Family Resi-
dential. Freda Montgomery, who
had appeared to answer questions
or concerns, now only must wait
for the second reading and the fi-
nal commission vote.
The 7 p.m. meeting started with
comments from some commis-
sioners. Ed Saunders thanked the
DOT (Department of Transporta-
tion) for providing fencing for the
graveyard. Raymond Williams
brought up the planned dredging
of the Carrabelle River to a 150'
channel width (from 100'). His
concerns of distance from exist-
ing and planned docks were an-
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.a 'h': Ei.,- _ir ofthe workshop. The maps illustrated the following
]r.:'',r::'.'.. A.r.. -,:'-r land use inventory; Adjacent Land use; Va-
cant Land Ly ;,-. Fra.klin County Potable Water Service Districts:
Franklin County Sewer Service Districts and a Flood Insurance Rate
Map of Franklin County. The researchers who created the maps cau-
tioned the workshop participants that there were errors in the maps
as th'z 1985 data used to produce the maps was not current. A L he
time of this workshop this was the most current data available to the
researchers.
Susan P'jplin. Planner from the Department of Community Affa:rs
passed around a packet of information illustrating the concept of
Special Area Plans that will help develop policies to benefit communi-
.ties that are not incorporated. She and Jeff Biling presented a "power
point" program illustrating different housing densities and the atten-
dant problems of parking, water and sewage disposal, proximity to
commercial areas, community services and green spaces.
Tom Taylor, the workshop facilitator, divided the group into three
subgroups with each group to discuss one of following questions:
How to encourage quality communities in Franklin County? What
changes, if any, are needed in housing density standards? And, how
can the impacts of high occupancy, short-term rental houses be ad-
dressed?
Taylor told the first sub-group, "Construction by individual property
owners and developers do not necessarily result in well planned and
integrated communities. The Comp plan, Special Area Plans, regula-
tions and other tools, if properly crafted, can integrate residential,
commercial, recreational, community services and conservation ar-
eas and discourage sprawl, strip commercial and commercial creep."
The sub-group was asked to identify the characteristics of a quality
community. Taylor presented the following ideas for the group to con-
sider.
* Attractive homes
* Convenient commercial areas
* Convenient community services such as schools, libraries and rec-
reation areas
* Pleasing community character with visual and social focal points
* Assessable and preserved natural areas
* A walkable and bikeable community
* Communities with limited access onto and not divided by major
roads
* Communities that are safe from crime and natural hazards
The group added the following ideas that would build on the existing
community characteristics of Franklin County.
* Maintain a working waterfront.
* Limit the number of large discount stores or establish esthetic char-
acteristics for.any large commercial building and establish architec-
tural guidelines for other buildings.
* Community must have available water and sewer facilities and nearby
medical and health care facilities.
The group discussed where Planned Unit Developments (PUD) and
Special Planning Areas would be appropriate in Franklin County. St.
James Island, Eastpoint, North along Route 67, North west of
Carrabelle, and the airport area west of Apalachicola were identified
as areas that might benefit from PUD Planning. St. George Island
commercial center, Eastpoint, Lanark Village, and Alligator Point were
identified as areas that might benefit from Special Area Planning.
PUD policies in the current Comp Plan were reviewed and sugges-
tions were made for additions and deletion of obsolete sections. The
PUD standards for Franklin County must be spelled out clearly in a
Continued on Page 11


Doug Gaidry, city attorney, said
that the contested referendum,
that was to have been held by
election time this fall, is in the
hands of a judge. Becky Jackson,
city clerk, noted that the first bud-
get workshop has been resched-
uled from 7/1 to 7/14.
Planning and Zoning:
Tommy Luster, representative for
Morris H. McCurty, was turned
down in his request for a change
from R-5, Limited Residential, to
1-1, Industrial. The property in
question is lots 178 and 182 on
Airport Road. Commission com-
ments focused on the poor choice
of Industrial zoning so close to
nice residential development
along that road.
Andy Durham received final plat
approval for his Phase I of Lake
- Pristine Subdivision, and prelimi-
nary plat approval for Phase 2.
Public Hearing:
Public comment was heard con-
cerning changes from
single-family to multi-family zon-
ing in the areas of Carrabelle
known as Kelley's Plat and
Pickett's Addition.
Unfinished Business:
Royal American, the contractor for
our roadwork, was only approved
to receive $200,000 of the
$277,412 that had been re-
quested. The reason was non-


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completion of past-due repair
work, as noted in this column last
issue. Robert Simmons, of
Baskerville-Donovan, had re-
ported only 60% completion.
Charles Rehbert, of Consolidated
Pipe and Supply Co., Inc., pre-
sented radio-read meter reading.
This system can read meters from
a moving vehicle, drive-by style.
To be discussed in the budget
workshop.
The commission voted to direct
the mayor to sign the permit ap-
plication (to the county, which has
an ordinance against building
above 35') for Mariner's Landing,
the much-watched, test case for
Carrabelle's development future.
Approved payment of overage on
added striping and guardrails on
the CTST sidewalk project, $6505.
Update on sewer main and reuse
project for St. James Bay project.
Should start by 7/14, last 6
months.
Police department expenditure
request of $2869 for software and
hardware for record-keeping
tabled for the budget workshop.
New Business:
Dan Garlick appeared to attest
that the application of the Ron
Crawfords for adding 8 slips to the
dock on Marine Street was con-
sistent with law. Approved.
-Budget for FY 10-01-03 to
9-30-04: approved the following:
Millage rate to be 10, roll-back
rate to be 8.0763, and the tenta-
tive budget hearing to be Wed. 9-3
and Wed. 9-17 at 6 p.m. at the
Senior Center.
Approved extension of VMS (high-
way service company) contract
through 6-30-04.
Approved purchase of 3 commer-
cial weed eaters at a cost of
$1031.88.
Approved purchase of a tractor for
the Streets/Roads Dept. Low bid-
der was Clark-Monroe Tractor Co.
with $13,550.
Approved pressure-washing of
City Hall at a cost of $1000.
Ordinances:
Second reading and adoption:
Ordinance 304, changing 8.42
acres from A- 1 agricultural to R-
1, single-family residential.
First readings: Ordinance 305,
rezoning 4.5 acres from R-1 to R-
4; Ordinance 306, rezoning 3.54
acres from C-I to R-4 (see top of
story).
Public Comment:
Keith Mock, Fire Chief, requested
consideration that a First Re-
sponder be added to the VFD.
Olin Grantham offered to donate
4 computers to the city.


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The Proposed ABC High

School Curriculum

Part H

This ta the t seond Lo three articles about curricula in (lew proposed
=Alaxhte.,.' ;1.i' Charter Schools currently under review by the
franklin~ Ctinv School Board. According to the Superintendant, the
rcpsal tor I lic three ABC Charter Schools were to be discussed by
the Fraklin County School Board at the July meeting. But, that has
been postponed until a meeting between representatives of the School
District and the ABC Schools was to be held to discuss unspecified
areas "of concern." The ABC Schools has agreed to the delay until
A-.-.-t : 15th,
This article, as the preceding one, was developed from the proposals
j-itv piu ed by former Principal Jeff Weiner.

THE ABC HIGH SCHOOL
The ABC High School will operate on a two semester block-scheduling
system; each semester is 18 weeks long. Semester grades of 70 and
above are passing. Credit is awarded at the end of each semester.
Numerical grades are recorded.
The ABC High School will operate on what is known as a modular,
flexible schedule, consisting of three major blocks: Homeroom, Inter-
disciplinary Studies and Exploratory Courses. The major components
of the day are large blocks of time known as "interdisciplinary stud-
ies," or "core" courses. In most cases the team teachers are respon-
sible for instruction in the core academic subjects and basic skills.
Each team arranges its own schedule of time and subjects within this
block, and this arrangement is flexible enough to alow for changes
when needed. All ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students
will participate in all three major blocks. The ABC High School will
have stated promotion policies by grade and 28 required credits for
graduation. The following shows the graduation requirements for the
school.

FIGURE NO. 1

ABC .HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: CLASS OF 2007
English 4 units World Lit/Comp 9, British Lit/Comp 10, American Lit/Comp 11,
ESOL: ESOL II, 1 Ill, IV Advanced Lit/Comp 12, or any Advanced Placement or Post
American Lit and Unit of Regular Secondary Option of these courses and/or department
English may be used to fulfill this
requirement
Math 4 units Alg I. Geometry, AIg II, AIg III, Adv Algebra & Trig, Pre-Calculus.
Calculus, Diff Equations, Statistics or other upper level math or any AP
or PSO of these courses and/or department
Science 4 units Physical Science, Biology AND 2 selections from: *Chemistry,
*Physics, other lab sciences or any AP or PSO of these courses
and/or department. *Recommended and may be required for
admission to some colleges.
Social Studies 4 units World Geography, World History I & II, U.S. History,
Government/Economics or any AP or PSO of these courses and/or
department
Foreign Language 2 units Spanish, French, German or Latin(2 units required In the same
language, advanced language study is strongly recommended
HealthPE- I unit Personal Fitness (112), Health (1/2)
Technology/Career Prep (TCP Optional State TCP Diploma Seal: 4 units required 3 units in ONE
Seal) Academic Career Major and 1 unit in an additional TCP Course
Electives 1 unit required from Up to 13 unit electives are possible including departments of Fine
either Fine Arts or an additional Arts, Foreign Languages, Subject Area Electives, TCP Courses,
foreign language or TCP Course Physical Education Electives
(JRROTC included)
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR 28 UNITS
GRADUATION

The curriculum will focus on Florida's grade level expectations in terms
of knowledge and skills to be learned. The curriculum will be perfor-
mance-based in keeping with Florida's Sunshine State Standards.
Results, rather than processes, will be emphasized. The standards
allow teachers to focus the planning and delivery on student perfor-
mance at each level.
Cumulative academic grade point averages (GPA) will 13e computed
from all subject areas. The scale will be on a standard 4.0 scale.
Advanced Placement courses receive an additional one-quality point
for any grade of 75 and above.
The final GPA on a student's permanent record will be computed
through spring semester of the senior year. The GPA for students
transferring to the Apalachicola Bay Charter High School will be con-
verted to the 4.0 scale.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher to be consid-
ered an honor graduate. Cumulative GPAs will be computed through
the end of the senior year to determine which students will be honor
graduates.
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college level courses and
exams for secondary school students. AP allows students to enroll in
courses that prepare them to take an examination in a specific area
such as Statistics, Calculus, English, Government, Biology, Chemis-
try, Economics, U.S. History, French, Spanish, Studio Art and Music
Theory.
Upon completion of each study program, students are required to
take the AP exam. If the score on the AP exam is high enough, stu-


dents may exempt a college course at certain colleges and/or univer-
sities and receive college credit. Students enrolling in AP courses must
have an exceptional academic record in the subject area.
The curriculum will emphasize an interdisciplinary model of teach-
ing and learning during daily basic instruction. This model more clearly
approximates the way individuals learn in the real world and it al-
lows students to connect new and old ideas and/or to construct their
own meaning from gathering information.
Cross-disciplinary processes and abilities have been identified as stan-
dards under Goal 3 in the document, "Florida's System of School
Improvement." Goal 3 standards will be part of the high school's in-
struction and assessment.
Teaching teams will develop schedules based on need within the time
allocated to interdisciplinary studies. The teams will help students to
understand how to connect what they are learning by linking -ul ,J, I
matter thematically or through specifically designed projects arid pro
grams, by teaming with community faculty who have special know=
edge or expertise or by using other effective instructional approaches,
The core curriculum taught during interdisciplinary studies time in=
cludes mathematics, language arts, reading, social studies, science
and foreign language. Special services may be provided during this
time. Within each core department, there may be some electives ofh
fered.
Exploratory courses will also be taught at the ninth, tenth, ('-I *' ti:
and twelfth grade levels. Students are rotated through these course
during the year. These courses meet daily. Examples of thesc inI, ,I'
Art, Fine Arts, Computers, Life Management, Music/Chorus, Jri1r
nalism, Health and Physical Education. Courses may change from
year to year according to the needs and interests of students, as well
as staff availability.
Language Arts/Reading
A list of possible courses that may be implemented in the high school
curriculum is presented below. Not every course would be f -1r. rlI
every semester.
World Literature/Composition (9th grade)
This course content will focus upon a wide range of genres in world
literature, including drama.
AP Prep World Literature/Composition (9th grade)
The integrated study of composition will focus on sentence structure,
paragraph development, essay writing and basic research skills.
British Literature/Composition (10th grade)
This course focuses upon a chronological, analytical survey of British
literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Grammar and
usage will be reviewed in integration with other language arts compo-
nents for the purpose of strengthening writing competencies of stu-
dents.
AP Prep English Literature/Composition (10th grade)
This course focuses upon a chronological, analytical survey of British
literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present.
American Literature/Composition (11th grade)
This course, required for graduation in Florida, focuses upon a chro-
nological survey of American literature from the colonial period to the
modern era. Writing objectives center upon the five-paragraph theme,
research and critical analysis papers.
AP Language/Composition (11th grade)
The goal of this course is to give the college-bound student the oppor-
tunity to become a skilled reader of American prose written in a vari-
ety of periods, disciplines and rhetorical contexts.
Advanced Composition (12th grade)
This course is designed to provide seniors with an opportunity to
read, discuss and analyze contemporary book-length works of fiction
and nonfiction representing diversity,
AP Literature/Composition (12th grade)
This course is designed for seniors who have demonstrated a profi-
ciency in the reading and ,n IIttlig skills generally expected in college.










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Governing Board in March of
1999 as an "at-large" member and
was reappointed to the Govern-
ing Board in March of 2003.
"I look forward to continuing to
work to protect the natural re-
sources of our great state with the
utmost care and using taxpayer's
money to the best and wisest use,"
said Estes about her appoint-
ment.
A resident of Franklin County for
27 years, Estes has been active
in numerous conservation and
local community efforts. She was
a supporter of the Save Our Riv-
ers land acquisition program
adopted to protect environmen-
tally sensitive river corridors as
well as those land acquisition pro-
grams that have followed. She
also was instrumental in secur-
ing the Outstanding Florida Wa-
ter designation for the
Apalachicola River. Estes also
served on the Eastpoint Water and
Sewer Commission for 12 years
and served as National Resource
Chair for the Florida Federation
of Woman's Clubs. She is a local
businesswoman and noted land-
scape and nature artist who
works primarily in oil on canvas.
Her work depicts the beauty of the
natural resources of Florida that
surround the area where she
lives. Estes has been featured in
many "one-man" shows and has
received numerous awards for her
work.
The nine-member Governing
Board, appointed by the Gover-
nor and confirmed by the Senate,
oversees District activities, Board
members serve four-year terms
without salary and may be reap-
pointed. One member is ap-
pointed from each of the District's
five major hydrologic basins and
four are selected at-large from
throughout the District's 16-
county area.


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This course includes intensive study of representative works from
various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized
lit'.r .ir7: rr ni

English to Speakers of Other Languages
English ESOL I
TThs course offers basic English grammar and vocabulary practice
for speakers of other languages; emphasizes comprehension and pro-
duction of spoken and written English; and focuses on interpersonal
, ,,mvrIirii ation skills and United States culture.
English ESOL II
This course integrates listening and speaking; writing, grammar and
,i .\i literature; and United States culture in an English course for
speakers of other languages. It emphasizes interpersonal communi-
cation of ideas, cognitive academic language proficiency and the de-
velopment of grammar and usage skills in written and spoken com-
munication.
English ESOL m
This course emphasizes descriptive, personal narrative and exposi-
tory writing and includes grammar, mechanics and usage in written
.i,:j.Lir,-rints for speakers of other languages.
rEnglish ESOL IV
This course provides thorough review and further development of
writing and speaking for students of English as an additional lan-
guage,
Language Al-English
Includes a thematic approach to world literature, research, oral and
written composition and includes reading European works in trans-
lation and works written in English from many countries other than
h"- United States.

Reading Curriculum
The Charter School will strictly adhere to the new Charter Law de-
scribing the reading curriculum and differentiated strategies that will
be used for students reading at grade level or higher and a separate
curriculum and strategies for students who are reading below grade
level, Those reading at grade level or above will use the SRA Reading
Pr" gra rn. This curriculum is grounded in scientifically based reading
research and consistent with effective teaching strategies. Students
reading below grade level or "at-risk" will use the SRA Horizon Pro-
gram.

ENGLISH ELECTIVES
Basic Reading/Writing I
This course is designed as a bridge course for ninth graders who
need additional support prior to entering ninth grade literature and
composition.
Directed Study-Gifted
Directed Study is an elective resource class for identified gifted stu-
dents. Each student will choose a teacher-approved topic of study for
research. After independently researching the topic, the students will.
compile a final paper and create visual aids such as PowerPoint, vid-
eos, etc.
Journalism I
This course is designed as an introduction to print media. Students
will explore the history of American media and the responsibilities of
the media. They will develop composition and grammatical skills
through an in-depth study of news writing. This course further devel-
ops composition and grammatical skills through journalistic writing
in areas such as features, editorials, sports, surveys and reviews.
Journalism II, III, IV
This course introduces students to the production of a newspaper.
Students will study staff organization; editing and layout; photogra-
phy and advertising. Students will further their skills in editing and
i layout; photography and the developing of photographs; and the sell-
ing and production of advertising.
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Oral/Written Communication/Speech
This course develops the student's ability to effectively exchange mes-
sages of both a political and social nature. In addition, focus is placed
on several basic elements of communication, such as receiving re-
sponses and ci,-hangino feedback, speaking purposefully and apply-
ing speaking techniques for both the world of media and the world of
business.
Writers Workshop
Semester A focuses on training students to sharpen their powers of
observation, their use of language and their recognition of qualities of
good literature through reading as well as writing.
MATHEMATICS
Course-taking options are provided below. It is expected that stu-
dents will take any failed courses as quickly as possible in summer
school or during extended day opportunities. Students are encour-
aged to double-up in order to take higher-level courses but all pre-
requisites must still be met and approvals from teachers and counse-
lors must be secured before registering for these classes. Co-requisites
in mathemi tics are rare, It is acceptable to take geometry and .\1.kr
bra II at the same time. Students should contact the post-secondaty
institutions of their choice to find out their course-taking recommend
dations. Many colleges and universities do not honor ihe qitplicl
courses and many regard the AP courses much more highly ivit.ui
other post-secondary options. Course elections made by all students
should be monitored.
Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
As the course that follows Algebra II and precedes Calculus, Advanced
Algebra and Trigonometry is actually a carefully synclhioni.:,l com-
bination of advanced algebra, trigonometry, elementary analysis and
analytical geometry.
Algebra I (Pre-AP in grades 7-8)
As a gateway course, Algebra I provides students with the tools to
deal with quantitative aspects of their environment. Algebra is con-
sidered the beginning course in the high school college preparatory
sequence for mathematics for most students.
Algebra II (AP-Prep in grades 9 and 10)
Algebra I is the gateway to college preparatory mathematics; Algebra
II is Its watershed. Algebra I emphasizes variables; Algebra II empha-
sizes function, Appropriate uses of tools such as calculators and com-
puters must be made throughout this course. Their use greatly facili-
tates visualization of concepts and application of topics as varied as
function and satisucs. The Algebra II curriculum is both extensive
and comprehensive; time is a crucial commodity and must be spent
Judiciously.
Algebra I m
Algebra III is a college-prep course intended for the student who has
successfully completed Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. The class
is not Intended to replace Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, but
should build confidence and skills for the student who will attend
college. The class is not recommended for students pursuing a career
that requires extensive mathematical or scientific background-Ad-
vanced Algebra and Trigonometry are recommended in this case.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB is the first calculus course in the Advanced Place-
ment (AP) Program developed by the College Board. It is a full aca-
demic year of work and is comparable to courses in colleges and uni-
versities. Students need to have a thorough knowledge of college pre-
paratory mathematics, including algebra, axiomatic geometry, trigo-
nometry and analytic geometry, including rectangular and polar co-
ordinates; equations and graphs; lines and conics.
AP Calculus BC
The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify students for place-
ment and credit, upon taking the Advanced Placement Examination,
one semester beyond that credited for Calculus AB.


AP Statistics
Statistics is a course in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program devel-
oped by the College Board, AP Statistics is designed to be the second-
ary school equivalent, upon taking the Advanced Placement E:.ami-
nation, to a one semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college
course in statistics.
Applied Algebra
This course is designed for students in the technology/career educa-
tion program of study. Successful completion of Applied Problem Solv-
ing and Applied Algebra meet the algebra requirements for high school
graduation. These two courses can be used In a college preparatory
program, if followed by successful completion of Geometry and Alge-
bra II.
Applied Geometry
Applied Geometry focuses on problem solving ucing all available tech-
nology. The goal of this course is to provide students with a strong
gnomctrt background from a hands-on, problem solving approach.
Calculus (non-AP or AP-Prep)
The content standards for Calculus (non-AP) include many of the
topics taught in Advanced Placement (AP] Calculus. Both the Math-
ematical Association of America and the National Council of Teach-
ers of M.liecniiatics recommend that the calculus course offered in
the t clifi h gTade be treated as a college-level course and follow four
years ol strong mialhemi.iial preparation, beginning with Algebra I.
Concepts of Algebra
Concepts of Algebra embraces the topics of the Algebra I curriculum
from a problem solving, laboratory approach in which students are
involved in hands-on learning experiences. These activities involve
the use of calculators or computers physical and pictorial models,
manipulative, dradiinc aids and other equipment. Appropriate in-
structional strategies for this course include cooperative learning;
problem solving in pairs or teams; discussions in which students
generate, explain and evaluate solutions; and student presentations
of projects.
Math Studies and Math Methods
This course offers advanced algebra and trigonornletry concepts as
the course core and includes student preparation of a practical math
paper in which the solution of a practical problem is articulated us-
Sig math: may include properties of functions and graphs, limits and
continuity, differential calculus and integral calculus. Mathematical
topics include righi angle relationships; trigonometric functions; ge-
ometry in the w workplace; spatial visualization; coordinate geometry;
tranb-l'mniAnis. logic; solving problems with computer spreadsheets
and gra.phics: and quality assurance and process control. Applied
Gconh mS includes applications across the various technology/ca-
reer education strands.
Applied Problem Solving
Successful completion of Applied Problem Solving and Applied Alge-
bra meets the algebra requirement for high school graduation. These
two courses can be used in a college preparatory program, if followed
by successful completion of Geometry and Algebra II.
CAD Math
This course is designed to meet the needs of technical/career prep
students in either their third or fourth year of mathematics.
Discrete Mathematics
Discrete mathematics allows students to explore unique problem situ-
ations that are not directly approachable through writing an equa-
tion or applying a common formula. Students are often required to
visualize the situation through developing a model or another form or
representation. Other settings call for analyzing special cases or de-
veloping a solution by considering a simpler problem involving fewer
cases. The theory of discrete mathematics does not require learning a
large number of definitions and theorems, but it does require a sharp
and inquisitive mind.
Geometry (Pre-AP in grade 8 and AP-Prep in grade 9)
Geometry provides students with a way to link their perceptions of
the world with the mathematics that allows them to solve a variety of
problems they will encounter not only in other disciplines but also in


their lives. Geometry gives students a visual way to conceptualize or
S:-."r.';:- certain aspects of their environment, whereas a ebra pro-
vides the tools for dealing with the quantitative aspects of -eir envi-
ronment. Geometry should provide students with visual and con-
crete representations that help them gain sighIt into i important ar-
eas of mathematics and their applications. The use of such tools as
the compass, straightedge, tracing and dot paper, ge4board, calula-
tor and computer is strongly recommended and *:.'. a,,:-. for all
geometry courses.
SCIENCE
Students should check with the post-secondary institutions of their
choice to see if Principals of Technology is an acceptable course op-
tion. Most colleges and universities honor AP courses more h:-.ly
than other post-secondary option courses.
AP Biology
The ,',:'e :.' -, for this course follow the AP syllabus developed by the
College Board for the Advanced Placement biology examination. Stu-
dents must take the AP exam in May. Thus, the integration of alge-
braic skills and concepts to solve geometric problems should be
stressed throughout the course.
Biology I
This course includes the study of the chemistry of living organisms.
the cell, its parts and their functions, genetics and microbiology. Also
included is the study and comparison of the major plant groups, in-
vertebrate phyla and the vertebrates. A brief survey of human body
systems will also be covered.
Biology I AP-Prep
This course includes the study of the chemistry of living organisms,
the cell, its parts and their functions; genetics; and microbiology.
Also included is the study and comparison of the major plant groups,
invertebrate phyla and the vertebrates. A brief survey of the human
body systems will also be covered. Other topics specific to preparing
students for the rigors of an Advanced Placement course will be inte-
grated throughout the course.
Chemistry I
Introduces chemistry; covers units of chemistry; atoms and collec-
tions of atoms; periodicity and bonding; compounds and reactions;
characteristics of states of matter; acid/base chemistry; nuclear chem-
istry; and chemical dynamics and equilibrium. This course is strongly
suggested for college-bound students.
Chemistry I AP-Prep
Introduces chemistry; covers units of chemistry; atoms and collec-
tions of atoms; periodicity and bonding; compounds and reactions;
characteristics of states of matter; acid/base chemistry; nuclear chem-
istry; and chemical dynamics and equilibrium.
Physical Science
Topics of discussion include matter, elements, compounds, atoms,
molecules, the periodic table, chemical symbols and formulas, chemi-
cal equations, reduction-oxidation reactions, acids, bases, salts, pH
indicators, chemical.and physical changes, energy, mechanics, waves
and energy transfer, electricity and magnetism.
Physics I
Topics studied include physical measurements, algebraic solutions,
vectors, motion, Newton's Laws, machines, work, kinetic and poten-
tial energy and heat. Study is also introduced in gas laws, wave mo-
tion, light, mirrors and lenses, magnetism and electricity. This course
is strongly suggested for college-bound students.
Physics I AP-Prep
Topics studied include physical measurements, algebraic solutions,
vectors, motion, Newton's Laws, machines, work, kinetic and poten-
tial energy and heat. Study is also introduced in gas laws, wave mo-
tion, light, mirrors and lenses, magnetism and electricity.
Principles of Technology I
Focuses on principlesthat underlie modern technology; covers force,
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result of a lot of dedication and commitment and hard work by those in our community who want Franklin County to be a better place to live and work and enjoy.
What happened was the tripling of the size of Bald Point State Park, with 2,851 acres of timber stands, grasslands and inland waterways ceremonially turned over to the state by The
St. Joe Company for permanent pi ..-.r '.,li. The new addition includes the remnants of Native American villages and burial mounds. It also includes one-mile square Tucker Lake, an estuarine lake
with a unique eco-system created by the unusual mixture of salt water and fresh water, and provides a buffer that guards the Ochlockonee Bay and Alligator Harbor from development.
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ABC Curriculum from Page 5
work. rate, resistance, energy. power, and force transformers; and
the mechanical, fluid, electrical and thermal systems used in tech-
nology,
Principles of Technology U
Enhances level-one skills and covers momentum, waves and vibra-
tions, energy converters, transducers, radiation, optical systems and
time constants.
IB Chemistry
Advance study of chemistry covers atomic theory and structure, chemi-
cal bonding, nuclear chemistry, gases, liquids, solids, kinetics, ther-
modynamics and some organic chemistry.
IB Physics
Individual and group labs cover the topics of kinetic and potential
energy, heat, physical measurements, algebraic solutions, vector,
motion, machines and work. Areas also covered are wave motion,
light, gas laws, mirrors and lenses, magnetism and electricity.
ELECTIVES
Earth Science
Topics include the earth's shape and surface, topographic maps,
magnetic fields, gravity, layers of the earth, the chemical and miner-
alogical makeup of the earth's crust, atoms, molecules, elements,
compounds, crystals, properties of weather, climate, water cycle, earth-
quakes and space travel.
Human Anatomy/Physiology
Basic body concepts, cells, skeletal, muscular, nervous and digestive
systems will be studied. Also included will be a study of the respira-
tory, circulatory, endocrine, reproductive, excretory and immune sys-
tems. Laboratory exercises will include dissections.
Oceanography
Emphasis will be placed on global processes, including topics in
aquatic biology, geology, ecology, ocean chemistry and environmen-
tal biology. While the courses stress fundamental marine processes,
the basic issues of interactions among humans, the ocean and the
atmosphere will also be presented.
AP Economics
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Place-
ment macroeconomics Examination.
AP Government/Politics
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Place-
ment United States Government and Politics Examination. It covers
federalism; separation of powers; influences on the formulation and
adoption of the Constitution; political parties and elections; interest
groups, institutions and policy processes; and civil liberties and civil
rights.
AP United States History
This course conforms to College Board topics for AP History Exam. It
covers discovery and settlement, colonial society, the American Revo-
lution, Constitution and the New Republic, Age of Jefferson, Nation-
alism, sectionalism, territorial expansion, Civil War, Reconstruction,
Industrialization, Progressive Era, WWI, Depression, New Deal and
WWII through the present.
Economics
This course focuses on the American economic system, covering fun-
damental economic concepts, comparative economic systems,
microeconomics and international economic interdependence.
Government
Government focuses on basic concepts and principles of the Ameri-
can system of government, the roles and responsibilities of citizen-
ship participation in the political process and the relationship of the
individual to the law and legal system.
United States History
This course includes a survey of the history of our country beginning
with the Age of Exploration and ending with later 20th Century. Top-


LVSWD Meets

For Regular

Meeting

By Rene Topping
The Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District Board (LVWS) met
on July 13 at 2 p.m. at Chillas
Hall. Two of the three board mem-
bers, Jim Lawlor and Mike
Hughes, were in attendance. The
third member, Fred Hart was not
in attendance.
Chairman Lawlor said that they
had the permit for the Wastewa-
ter Treatment Plant.
Southern Water has requested an
increase for their services. For-
merly they had done it for $1,000
and they are requesting a raise of
$250. Both members thought that
it is time to review the raise and
the matter was set for the August
meeting and for the new budget.
Field Manager Newt Badcock said
the permit they have will be ex-
tended to hook up sewer on Kan-
sas Street, Iowa Street and Maine
Street in Lanark Beach and
Spring Street is cut in.
The board members felt that they
should have a workshop for the
budget 2003/2004 as they have
to have their budget advertised in
the September issues.
Bill Rohr said that things were up
and running. He also said that the
Water Tower will be cleaned in-
side and out. The date for doing
it is August 12. He said the resi-
dents should not have any prob-
lems and expects it will be. done
by 5 p.m.
Badcock said the extension on the
permit has been cleared on Elder
Street.
Mike Hughes said that he had
contacted the county on help in
repairing the footpath. But he said
"All we have is a promise." The
new U.S. Cellular phones are
working well.
Jim Lawlor said that they had not
heard one word from the City of
Carrabelle or from the attorney on
the consolidation,
Resident Dallas Reems asked to
speak to a problem he has, He has
built a new bathroom and said he
would like to cut in on the
District's line by joining on his
existing line. The commissioners
said that as the attorney was not
present they could not give him
approval because If they did there
might be a lot of other residents
on end units might want the ame
approval. It could be on an exist-
ing line that it iiiigi have to be
called a new connection and that
would have a fee of $1,500,
The next meeting will be August
16 at 2 p.m. at Chillas Hall.


ics covered include colonial America, the American Revolution, the
Critical Period, the Federalist Era, the Jeffersonians, the Age of Jack-
son, the Early Reform Movement, Sectionalism, the Civil War and
concludes with the United States during the later 20th century.
World Geography
World Geography examines regions of the world, focusing on an in-
vestigation of the geographic, historical, cultural, economic and po-
litical developmentfof the regions. Study includes topics such as popu-
lation, energy sources, urbanization, technology, environment and
food supply,
World History
World History emphasizes the political, cultural, economic and social
development and growth of civilizations.
AP European History
This course lets students acquire a knowledge of the events and move-
ments that occurred in Europe during the time period from approxi-
mately 1450 to the present.
European History & World Topics
This course is an advanced study of Europe and its history. Specific
regions selected by the IB history teacher focus on investigation of
the geographic, historic, cultural, economic and political development
of the regions in the world.

ELECTIVES
Current Issues
This course analyzes current issues, influences related to these is-
sues and decision-making concerning these issues; it integrates and
reinforces social studies skills.
The Humanities
This course investigates philosophical ideas and values in human
affairs with history and philosophy as the basis. It provides an inter-
disciplinary approach that embraces literature; language; composi-
tion music; art and science; and mathematics.
The Individual and the Law
This course analyzes the foundation of the American legal system
and examines types of laws, the individual's relationship to the law
and major court decisions.
Psychology
This course investigates the principles of psychology; developmental
psychology; heredity and environmental aspects of psychology; learn-
ing theory: personality; intelligence; social disorders; and research
methods used in the study of psychology.
Sociology
This course investigates principles of sociology, the individual in-
groups, social institutions, social control and the use of research
methods to examine social problems.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French I
This course is an introductory level course with emphasis upon oral
proficiency and communication skills, limited grammatical structures,
controlled vocabulary and cultural awareness. Both whole class and
small group activities provide students with multiple experiences with
using the language.


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Additional Languages
Five courses in French, four courses in Latin, five courses in Ger-
man and four courses in Spanish are also planned in The ABC High
School curriculum.

PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS
These courses introduce skills for peer facilitators, providing an in-
troduction to modifying instructional methods and materials, enabling
communication and demonstrating appropriate social interaction
skills. These courses introduce methods to improve decision-mak-
ing, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. They emphasize rule
compliance and social-emotional competence, identifying personal
strengths and weaknesses and adjustment to new expectations.


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ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND 160 MPH WINDS AND A 20-FOOT STORM SURGE.
POSTAND BEAM CONSTRUCTION: 41 pilings extend through each floor, holding up the root sCe'enl.
None of the exterior walls are load-bearing. There are three levels in this home built to last. Post and 3eam
construction is the best and superb design for any building reposing on a pile of sand. 2100 .tqu.ar fee heated
and cooled. One of the last homes built on St. George Island by Mason Bean.
ELEVATOR: by Sedgewick installed by Mowrey Elevators. Joined with a concrete ranp ou~d ifor heel-
chair accessibility to the living level. Can also function as a dumbwaiter and is especially uselul lor tansport-
ing wood to the wood burning stove in the living area. The stove will adequately heat the housl in 1e i tcolde
weather.
CEILING FANS: In bedrooms and living areas.
PROJECTION ROOM AND MINIATURE THEATRE OR STUDY: Prewired for a mur sic\ ste\m oir ilm
and TV soundtracks.
CUSTOM-MADE BOOKCASES.
SOLID-CORE DOORS: Throughout the house: New fiberglass doors for the exterior ,pIM >,
CEMENT TILE ROOF: Guaranteed in writing for 50 years (when built, 1989): no fi rhe a ,'rd hr aL ihce
case of wood cedar-shake shingles.
CYPRESS SIDING: Cut into board and batton design; impervious to the harshest ~ IahI-m sctd u Ii a ads.
TILED KITCHEN AND BATHROOM: On the living level; one-half bath stuLbbed out m tIhe" ii at
One-half bath at the utility level.
MOTHER-IN-LAW FACILITIES: Are available at the utility level with plans: coi, iel k iundjwn .-1d1
in place ol' a wall system and other alterations.
FRAMING: Of floors incorporates library loads in the studN. bedrooms and third le\ elt hl i v ch i'hii
large, : Slce0ping room, 16 feet square.
AN ENGINEERED FACILITY: For the floor system and the entire structure to Wcarri ahm '.) ,
HEAT PUMPANDAIR CONDITIONING: Split-plan design by Ollie Gunn and Tran, Inc I
EXTERIOR WALLS: Incorporating six-inch studs for greater insulation: None ot the c\teri c oor irir
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HOUSE AS IT CURRENTLY APPEARS








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view, only a summary can be pub-
lished in this issue. For example,
one chapter of the study contains
a detailed analysis of consolida-
tion of the county's educational
system, and three models that the
school board might want to con-
sider in an action plan.
The purpose of the review just
completed is to improve Florida
school district management and
the use of resources and to iden-
tify cost savings. This is done by
the OPPAGA agency.
As provided by law, within 90
days after receipt of the final re-
port, the Franklin County school
board must decide whether or not
to implement the action plan pre-
sented in the study, and notify
OPPAGA and the Commissioner
of Education in writing on
whether to adopt the action plan.
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By Sue Cronkite
A judge's order for the City of
Apalachicola to pay $400,000 in
attorney fees in the Wanda and
Eric Teat-Huckleberry Creek
lawsuit, plus $65,000 in damages
for loss of riparian rights, was a
big enough headache to face
q Mayor Alan Pierce and commis-
sioners Mitchell Bartley, Van
Johnson, and Robert Davis, at the
meeting July 8, 2003.
But that wasn't all. The continu-
ing problem with sewage spewing
out into commodes and bathtubs,
a perceived threat of golf carts
tooling over town, and singling out
of Apalachicola with 25 mile an
Hour speed limits when area
towns, including Carrabelle,
Eastpoint, Port St. Joe, St. Joe
Beach, and Mexico Beach have
rates reducing from 45 to 35 and
sometimes 30 miles per hour,
came under discussion.
Commissioners left discretion on
what to do about people driving
golf carts over town to Police Chief
Andy Williams. After City Atty. Pat
Floyd explained that It is actually
unlawful to drive golf carts on city
streets, Kristie Kirvin brought up
the problem with people who need
the carts to drive to the grocery
store and doctor's offices.
"Some of the people you see driv-
ing golf carts can't drive cars, and
must get out to take care of their
business," Kirvin explained. 'To
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independence. I use a secondary
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15 to 20 miles per hour. I have
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Street and Avenue F. "Three girls
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on city streets or highways is
against the law. "Unfortunately
there Is no debate to be had," said
Floyd. "Florida Statutes prohibit
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loan over a 20-25 year period.
They pay regular each month."
Mayor Pierce moved the city grant
the extension, with provisions to
readdress the loan in five years.
In the matter of the Dixie Theater
loan, Atty. Floyd reminded the
commission that what the city has
is a second mortgage and $40,000
is owed. The commission asked
Webb to write a letter to the Rex

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course. They are illegal on
streets."
"Couldn't there be some people
who would be exempt?" asked
Commissioner Bartley. "Are we
going to take care of this, or put
it off and put it off," asked Chief
Williams. "Am I supposed to ar-
rest a person driving a golf cart?"
Atty. Floyd answered him; "It's up
to the local law enforcement. Use
your discretion."
Discussion on which streets golf
cart drivers might likely be safe
opened up another can of
worms-the unusual display of
traffic signs which have resulted
in charges of Apalachicola being
a "speed trap." Mayor Pierce said
the Department of Transportation
(DOT) discovered that the 35 and
30-mile signs were in violation,
that traffic should be traveling 25
miles an hour within the city.
Changing, or mostly removing,
the signs has dramatically in-
creased the number of people be-
ing stopped for "speeding" or driv-
ing more than 25 miles an hour.
The constant flashing of law en-
forcement lights stopping people,
tourists and locals alike, elicited
a response that the only 25
mile-an-hour sign is at the foot of
the John Gorrie Bridge.
Another person remarked that a
sign coming from the west drops
the speed limit from 45, then
down to 35, then 25. The confu-
sion results since earlier signs
had been 35 and 30. At the sug-
gestion that people should just get
used to driving 25, objections
erupted that the speed limit signs
on streets off Highway 98 are at
30 miles an hour. "We have talked
with DOT about the problem, and
they say they'll fix it," said Mayor
Pierce.
Tracy Evans said where he lives
on 25th Avenue "water has been
stacking up everywhere. They
keep throwing dirt back into the
ditch," he said. "Adjacent to me
there are two trailers, both hooked
into water and sewer. We're at our
wit's end." Mayor Pierce said a
culvert should be put in if it's used
as an access road to 25th Avenue.
The U.S. Filter report shows sewer
work slightly over budget, but the
budget for sewer and water are
"pretty much in line," said City
Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb.
"We've had fairly good success,
but there's one big problem."
"It's no secret where the majority
of the problem is," said John
Szafranski, "It's on the B-line. We
had a big rain; no one saw it com-
ing." Ella Mosconis, projectengi-
neer with Baskerville-Doi6van,
told commissioners, "We're doing
all we can. We're trying to expe-
dite it."
"How long," asked Mayor Pierce.
"Three days? Thirty days?" The
solution, after having Don Wilson
Septic Tank Company pump out
2,500 gallons of sewage twice on
the same day, was to cut off the
lines at Apalachicola High School,
Chapman Elementary, and at the
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to, build two manholes, 12 feet
deep to get to those lines," said
Mosconis. "All we need is for him
to get through."
Szafranski said early on in the
sewer installation Morris Plumb-
ing had not connected the plumb-
ing at those locations. 'There's a
big I & I on B-line," said Mayor
Pierce. "Now we can shut off the
water coming into the sewer lines
from the schools." Mark Rodgers,
Rancho Inn owner, said the pub-
lic, those who rent rooms at the
motel, don't understand what's
going on with the sewer system
when they see sewage bubbling
up in toilets and bathtubs.
Mosconis explained that there is
a buffer tank at the Rancho Inn
and that a counter was put in
during the dry season. She men-
tioned the roof drainage and
swimming pool. "We built leach
fields," said Rodgers. "On the
whole street there was six inches
of water; it converges in my back
yard and down onto my neigh-
bors'."
Szafranski said the counter on
B-Line, which usually showed
300,000 gallons, spiked out at
900,000 gallons from the heavy
rain. "Once we shut down the
lines coming from the court
house, elementary and higl
school, the water came under con-
trol." "We did a test at the court
house, and had only one call
about the A-line, from Boss Oys-
ter." Bob Eddy, who works at
Leavens Seafood, said the prob-
lem would be cured if "we could
make it quit raining." Szafranski
said that Eastpoint "got it worse
than we did."

The commission voted to give an
extension to the Gibson Inn loan
from the city, which began in
1997. "The original balloon of
$300,000 was to be paid in 15
years," said City Manager Webb.
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rebuilt /he airport terminals.has reconfigured the Lraffic
flow around the terminal and has made great Improve-
ments to Airport Road. Air travel remains a problem."
"A new, bigger and better airport northwest of the city
has been proposed, Members of the Airport Authority
seem to embrace this Idea. News reports and letters to
the editor suggest that the community is divided. Those
opposing the new airport cite environmental concerns,
the absence of a demonstrated need for a bigger airport,
and the waste of taxpayer money. The members of the
Airport Authority, however, like Kevin Costner in Field of
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Judge Hess also opined that the issue in this case was riot whether a
new airport should be built, "nor is the desirability of a countywide
referendum." The Judge concluded his decision with this language:
"The Petitioners seek a Writ of Mandamus requiring the
city to hold a special election on their proposed charter
amendment. Such a'writ~is an extraordinary remedy
founded in equity-one of the equitable rules directs the
Court not to order a useless act. Even if the amendment
is passed, it would not result in a countywide referen-
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) MiRie N
Date ofthis Nc'ice 07/14103 ln No 8917
Descripion of Vehicle: Mke Dodge Mod Caravan colar Gray
Tag No No Tag Yea,1995 sEFL vnNo. 2B4GH2536SR402844
To Owner Teresa Lessaos To Lica Holder Gerald Lynus Martin
5211 Isabell Drive 2529 Florida Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32305 Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
07/10/03 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from,the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 08/14/03 at 12:00 noon
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 07/07/03 Invoice No. 8909
Description of Vehicle; Make Ford Model Ranger color Green
ag No FI5KTJ Yer 2000 state FL_ Vin No. 1FTYR10C9YTB44553

To owner: Ronald or Jesse Gilbert To Lien Holder! America Credit Fin. Service
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
.07/03/03 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 290.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 08/07/03 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license.and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713,78 (3) (b) File No.
Date ofhisiNoticc 07/07/03 lnvoie.No 8906
Descriplionof Vehicle: Mak Chevy Model Blazer. Color Blue
Tag No W24HGP Year 1990 State FL .aVi N. 0IGNCS18Z2L8108326

To owner: Buckley F. Zimmerman To Lien Holder
P.O. Box 1312
Lanark, FL 32323


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
07/03/03 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 308.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 08/07/03 at 12,00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will ';: hbe paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to p.lt all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670.8219



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Education Grant from Page 1
tery of skills rather than time on task. A comprehensive academic
and enrichment program providing learning opportunities outside the
regular school day, coordinated with the regular school day, and an
emphasis on mastery of skills is absolutely necessary to make a dif-
ference.
Antisocial Behavior and Attitudes place Franklin County students
at risk of academic failure. In Franklin County serious juvenile mis-
behavior, such as truancy, disruptive school behavior, teen pregnancy,
and crime, have a significant effect on student achievement. For ex-
ample. Franklin County students have high truancy rates. During
the 2001-02 school year, 12,3% of elementary students and 13.7% of
middle Achool students were absent 21 or more days from school.
These rates are significantly higher than the statewide averages of
6.0 and 11.4% respectively. In addition, a significant number of
Franklin County students exhibit disruptive behavior at school.
The 2002 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) found that
in terms of violence and antisocial behavior, surveyed Franklin County
students reported the highest rates for Getting Suspended (27.3%),
Being Drunk or High at School (13.4%), and Attacking Someone with
Intent to Harm (10.9%). Perhaps most troublesome of all, in terms of
risk and protective factors, surveyed students reported lower scores
on the School Rewards for Pro-social Involvement (39) and Belief in
the Moral Order (44) protective factor scales, compared to the na-
tional average of 50. This means that Franklin County students don't
feel as appreciated or rewarded for their involvement in school, and
don't indicate that have developed a positive belief system. relative to
students in. other parts of the country. Surveyed students also re-
ported higher scores on the Family History of Antisocial Behavior (60)
and Low Neighborhood Attachment (59) risk factor scales, compared
to the national average of 50. This means that students in Franklin
: County are at greater risk for involvement in drug use and other an-
.tisocial behaviors due to parents who have a history of dnrug use or
other antisocial behavior and due to a lack of attachment to the com-
munity. In addition, Franklin County students showed a greater risk
for early initiation of problem behavior and for negative peer pres-
sure.
Alcohol/Drug Use places Franklin County students at risk of aca-,
demic failure. Perhaps some of the most illustrative information about
'Franklin county youth and substance abuse comes from the 2002
FYSAS. The Survey shows a very troublesome picture of Franklin
county youth in terms of drug use. As far as drug use prevalence
rates are concerned, with prevalence rates of 59.7% for lifetime use
and 35.2% for past-30-day use, alcohol is the most commonly used.
drug among Franklin County students. Findings on binge drinking
(defined as consuming five or more drinks in a row within the past
two weeks) are likely to be among the most Important findings related
to alcohol use. In Franklin County, 24.8% of surveyed students re-
ported binge drinking, with corresponding rates of 12.3% among
middle school students and 37.0% among high school students. This
represents higher rates of middle and high school binge drinking com-
pared to the state as a whole (8.6% for middle school and 22.3% for
high school). After alcohol, Franklin County students reported ciga-
rettes (53.6% lifetime and 15.5% past-30-day) and marijuana (32.8%
lifetime and 13.3% past-30-day) as the most commonly used drugs.
In terms of statewide comparison, the prevalence of past-30-day al-
cohol use for 2002 is higher in Franklin County compared to the
state of Florida as a whole, Overall, 35.2% of surveyed Franklin County
students reported the use of alcohol in the past 30 days compared to
31.2% of surveyed students statewide.
Isolation and geographic features of the county places Franklin
County students at risk of academic failure. The majority of Franklin
County students are from low-income families, with parents working
long hours at low paying jobs. Recent natural and other events have
placed undue hardships on the local population. Some examples in-
clude hurricanes, floods, red tide outbreaks, the net ban amendment,
seafood harvesting restrictions, paper mill closure, and the decline in
the logging industry. While the school district is providing schools in
three areas of concentrated populations, the geographic features of
the county make transportation a major obstacle. Franklin County is
stretched along the coast from Alligator Point to near Cape San Blas'
past "the miles" west of Apalachicola. The vast northern part of the
county is primarily forestlands with a growing number of small iso-
lated residences. Thus, transportation is a significant barrier for these
students to participate in after school and enrichment activities.
Plan of Communication between the 21st CCLC site and the
schools the students attend.
The Good TIDES Project is a joint effort between the BGCBB and the
Franklin County School System and is supported by many other com-
munity partners. The purpose of the project Is to ensure all Franklin
County students succeed academically and socially. The Good TIDES
Project will be seamlessly linked to the regular school day. Each 21st
Century Center will have an Education Leader, who is a regular school
day teacher and serves as a liaison between the after school program
and the regular day. The instructional computer programs utilized in
the after school program will be available to regular school day teach-
ers, and the Education Leaders and Center Coordinators will work
closely with school staff to coordinate after school activities around
topics being taught in the regular school day. The after school pro-
gram will not be used to simply, replicate what was covered in the
regular school day, rather, the program is designed to reinforce top-
ics through alternative and creativelearning experiences for students.
The New Century Education Instructional System for the after school
program is aligned to the Sunshine State Standards and has been
proven effective in helping low-performing students accelerate the
mastery of basic academic skills in reading/language arts and math-
ematics. In addition, each student in the after school program will
have an individual learning plan that is developed with the parent,
regular school day teacher and the after school education leader.
The Good TIDES Project will obtain parental consent for all partici-
pants allowing the mutual sharing of information between the Franklin
County School System and the BGCBB. With the assistance of an
evaluator in developing a data collection protocol and with the use of
Thomas Kelly software specifically designed to facilitate the collection
and analysis of 21CCLC data, a seamless flow of information will be
created between the schools and the BGCBB including all academic,
attendance, and behavior records. The Good TIDES Project is open
and free of charge to all Franklin County residents regardless of the
school they attend, and the program will not discriminate on any
basis. Priority will be given to those Franklin County School students
scoring in level 1 or 2 on the FCAT in reading or math,
Program Description: The Good TIDES Project will operate 5 days per
week at each site from the time school ends until 7 p.m. The Project
will offer full-day programs on school holidays. In addition, the Projecti
will operate a Super Saturday program. The Super Salurday pro~i-ra m
will serve students from 8 a.m. to noon on selected dates, a( taasi
once a month. A summer program will operate at the Centers week-
days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 10 weeks. A minimum of 75 students
will be served annually at each Center. The Good TIDES Project goals
are as follows:
Goal 1: To improve students' mastery of academic skills enabling
* them to meet and/or exceed state academic standards through indi-
vidualized, academic assistance
Goal 2: To reduce juvenile risk-taking behaviors and to promote
healthy lifestyles through quality, fun after school and summer pro-
grams as well as strong health promotion programming
Goal 3: To. strengthen families through increased parental participa-
tion in their child's academic and social success and through exo
tended learning programs addressing adult needs. To achieve these
goals, the Project will implement a comprehensive after school and
summer program built on the youth development model All tMhre
sites will have consistent programming. Students will be grouped by
age rather than academic achie /emreni level ensuring that pro raB
are delivered in an age appropriate manner and that stu are
exposed to all learning levels,


Academic Acceleration
The Good TIDES Project assesses each student's academic needs and
develops a plan for improvement with parents, regular school day
teachers, and the after school education leader. Individual and group
tutoring is coupled with a technology based learning curriculum and
fun academic enrichment activities to help students meet and/or
exceed the Sunshine State Standards as measured by the FCAT. The
BGCBB will implement Project Learn at each site-a Boys and Girls
Clubs of America developed' and nationally recognized educational
enhancement program.
In addition, the Good TIDES Project will partner with New Century
Education to implement the Integrated Instructional System (IIS) at
each site.
Funding from the 21st CCLC grant will enable the Good TIDES Project
to provide each student with a minimum of 45 minutes 3 times per
week using IIS. In addition, the education leader and volunteer tu-
tors will work with the students to provide additional individual aca-
demic assistance. The Good TIDES Project will incorporate already
existing partnerships with community volunteer groups and college
students from Gulf Coast Community College, Tallahassee Commu-
nity College, Florida State University and Florida A&M University to
serve as volunteers and mentors in the program. The BGCBB through
its successful volunteer program will actively recruit and train volun-
teers for all three Good TIDES Project sites.
Technology
The technology and electrical circuitry infrastructure at the Franklin
County Schools are in need of expansion to support modem technol-
ogy. The Good TIDES Project through funding from the 21st CCLC
grant will expand the electrical circuit capacity and establish a
state-of-the art computer lab at each project school site. This tech-
nology will drive the IIS system. In addition, technology will serve as
. a practical learning tool for students through creative writing activi-
ties such as developing a Good TIDES monthly newsletter and re-
searching for school projects. The Good TIDES Project will also pro-
vide basic computer skills, keyboarding and internet programs for
students and parents. Installation-and ongoing technology manage-
ment and support will be provided through our partnership with Train
Tech, Accenture Consulting, the school system's technology depart-
ment and other partnerships.
* Recreation
The Good TIDES Project, using the BGCBB sports and fitness cur-
riculum, will provide recreational activities for students each day,
creating opportunities to demonstrate personal and social behavior,
promoting inclusion, physical fitness, good health, and an under-
standing of diversity, and encouraging participation for enjoyment,
challenge and communication. Activities include team and individual
sports, leagues, team-building exercises, games, and nature studies.
* Enrichment
Many enrichment activities are cost or transportation prohibitive to
families in Franklin County. The Good TIDES Project will provide stu-
dents with academic, cultural and scieritific enrichment opportuni-
ties such as service learning, art, music, drama, environmental edu-
cation, dance, photography, nutrition, storytelling, and visits to mu-
seums and other places of interest. These activities will be provided
through our partnerships with the many organizations such as Stubbs'
Music Center, Oyster Radio, the Mary Brogan Museum, St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge, Jeanni's Journeys, Apalachicola Bay &
Riverkeepers, Inc., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Center
for Integrating Research and Learning, and Pam Noble Dance Studio.
Another important example Is the health education, screening and
counseling that will be provided through our partnership with the
Franklin County Health Department. The Health Department has a
health aide assigned to each school site and a registered nurse works
with the school health program. In addition, students will also par-
ticipate in personal enrichment activities that focus on positive growth
and development of skills to avoid risky behaviors. The BGCBB will
implement the SMART Moves program, a nationally proven effective
prevention education model with curriculum for every age group.
* Family Support
Parental participation is a crucial factor in student success. The Good
TIDES Project will sponsor activities and programming to increase
parental involvement and to support families. According to recent:
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scription pinpoints each learners' unique GED instructional needs,
then delivers a customized instructional program selected from the
more than 2000 lessons and activities of the system. The Good TIDES
Project will also utilize existing Boys and Girls Clubs programs such
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nication and providing parents with skills and resources. In addition,
the Good TIDES Project will sponsor activities that bring parents and
students together and overcome the barriers many parents have from
their own negative experiences with school. Lastly, the Good TIDES
Project will work to inform parents of upcoming educational issues,
other community resources and their rights in helping their students
achieve success:
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of a project director, site coordinators, and staff. The recruiting of
community volunteers begins shortly thereafter and continues through
September, There are also dozens of additional tasks to be accom-
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By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public
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Visioning from Page 3

PUD Ordinance. Policies were suggested tbr Special Area Planning
that would focus on existing communities composed of multiple own-
ers. In the discussion about the specifics for the Special Area Plan-
ning, it was suggested that there be a master plan for the unincorpo-
rated but existing communities or developed areas that would take in
consideration the following:
* Provision for storm water retention
* Neighborhood Plans to reflect the existing and future development
* Population projection
* Carrying capacity of the land for existing and future development
* Designated open or green spaces
* Landscaping guilde lines
* Potable and waste water treatment
* Light trespass (dark sky)
* Accessibility to a living wage
* The net buildable acreage not gross acreage
* The need to limit the amount of unbuildable land used for density
transfer in clustering.
Hal Beardall from FSU facilitated the sub-group that discussed hous-
ing density standards. The group was given the following informa-
tion, The Franklin County Zoning Code currently establishes nine
residential zoning districts to address varying residential density re-
quirements. Current R1 (single family residential) zoning allows one
residence per acre when serviced by a septic system. R1 lots must be
a minimum of 100 feet wide and 100 feet deep. Current R1A
(Single-family residential subdivision) zoning allows up to three resi-
dences per acre if served by central wastewater treatment. Lots must
be a minimum of 60 feet wide and 100 feet deep. Other categories
allow for a density as low as one residence per 40 acres (Forestry
Agriculture-A-2) and up to 15 units per acre (Multi-Family High Den-
sity R-7). **Note, there are additional restrictions in coastal high haz-
ard areas. Low densities are desirable and provide certain benefits to
many. However, low density can make the provision of affordable
housing, sewer, water, roads, etc. more costly. Septic tanks on one
acre lots can impact water quality."
After discussing the pro and cons of the question, the group sug-
gested that the Housing Density Standards should consider the fol-
lowing:
* Proximity to existing water and sewage facilities (Not near sprayflelds)
* Proximity to schools and community services (This may not be im-
portant for secondary housing developments)
* Proximity to existing commercial areas
* Limit high density of housing in industrial areas
* Clustering to preserve ecologically sensitive areas
* Infrastructure and/or approved plans should proceed any develop-
ment
* No high density housing in Coastal High Hazard areas
* Low density housing along water front areas
In order to assure that there be appropriate densities of housing in
Franklin County, the group suggested the following ideas:
* Change the zoning code to add new additional zoning categories to
address the need for higher or lower housing densities in specific
areas.
* Code enforcement officers to do a better job of enforcing the existing
codes.
* Seek public input before adding or changing zoning categories.
* Establish written policies for implementation of proceedings for land
use and zoning changes and appeals for density changes.
Joain'l"Maiier' froiFiS1ISU presefited the ideas generated by the
sub-group that disciAsed the impact on Franklin County of high oc-
cupancy, short term rental housing. To start the discussion the group
was told that, "A review of 390 rental units on St. George Island re-
vealed that they had an av'eragie of 3,28 bedrooms and.sleep 8.67
people. Six bedroom houses sleep 15 people and 7 bedroom houses
sleep 19 people. These units often have inadequate requirements for
parking, septic tanks/sewers, water, solid waste, and road capacity.
For example, currently 2 parking places are required per house and a
five bedroom resort rental, sleeping an average of 12 people, may
have 5 to 10 cars."


Apalachicola City
from Page 7
Partngton family, which owns the
Dixie.
Webb said a list has been made
of roadways and potholes which
need repair, and emphasized tlihat
"garbage trucks are tearing up the
alleys. We don't have the money
to purchase shells and timerock."
Shells cost $80 a truck load, she
said,
Ted Mosteller asked that the air-
prt be put on the city's sewage
"e. Ten to twelve years agothe
airport was promised sewage, and
put in temporary septic tanks. I
would like to request that we get
city sewage service out there."
Mosteller said "every rainy season
like recently, sewage runs down
the street." Mosteller also said the
"FAA would like. fair market value
for any services for the airport."
Mosconis said the Federal Avia-
tion Administration (FAA) and the
Department of Transportation
(DOT) are trying to get a grand to
renovate a runway. "We're doing
the facilities plan to include that
area," she added. "'But we're at
least two years away from any
actual construction." Mosteller
said plans include another big
hanger and a rest room. John
Szafranski said there is a line in
proximity to that area. "We could
put in a pumping station," he
said. Mosconis said maybe some
of the funds for a drain field could
be spent to get the airport on the
sewer system.
"We'll consider how to modify our
change orders," said Mosconis.
"Consider if money is in the bud-
get and go through the city man-
agement." One change order was
for tapping sleeves, with six of
them at $2,500 apiece from B &
S Utilities. "We may have four or
eight," she said. In another
change order RKT "had a para-
graph requiring a city overage,
with a split of Morris Plumbing
and RKT of $15,921.25." The
commission approved the vendor
and the change order.
In the Planning and Zoning Board
report, Assistant City Administra-
tor Michael Moron said the Dr.
Sereebutra Chat building would
be demolished. Laura Moody was
appointed to the Planning and
Zoning Board, Karey Fedder was
recommended to the Board of
Adjustment
Atty, Floyd asked that an execu-
tive meeting be held on a recent
judge's ruling that the city should


pay $400,000 in fees to attorneys
in the lawsuit by Wanda and Eric
Teat over pollution of Huckleberry
Creek. 'They had,asked $1.7 mil-
lion," said Floyd. "There is also
litigation on the cost. The judge'
determined there was a tempo-
rary taking of riparian rights-
access to and from Huckleberry
Creek up and down, and the view
across the creek. It was decided
the Teats were to get. attorney fees
and costs. The result is that the
Teats are to get $65,000 for the
'takings'."
In a recap of what happened in
the situation, Atty. Floyd said in
1984-85 the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) and
the State of Florida came up with
a waste water treatment system.
"The design was theirs, and the
system went on line with the City
of Apalachicola," said Floyd.
"Within a year it was clear that
the egneering was a bad design.


Congressman Boyd Works For

VA Medical Center In Lake City

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) is working to urge the
United States Department of Veterans Affairs not to change the VA
Medical Center in Lake City, Florida from a 24-hour inpatient hospi-
tal to an 8-hour a day outpatient clinic. The Lake City VA Medical
Center serves more than 36,000 veterans from 19 Georgia counties
and over 30 Florida counties, including 12 of the 16 counties in Con-
gressman Boyd's district.
Next week, Congressman Boyd will sit down with Undersecretary for
Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Robert Roswell to
discuss the issue. Congressman Boyd has also signed on to a bill,
H.R. 2659, sponsored by Congressman Ander Crenshaw. H.R. 2659
would require 60-day advance notification to Congress before any
action is taken to implement any of the Capital Asset Realignment for
Enhanced Services (CARES) initiatives. The bill will hopefully ensure
that the veterans served by Lake City's facility are properly protected
and represented.
In addition, there will be a formal hearing held in Orlando in Septem-
ber to discuss the VA's Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Ser-
vices (CARES) project, which will include testimony about the impor-
tance of the Lake City facility. A member of Congressman Boyd's staff
will attend this hearing.
Over the last decade, Florida has seen a 25 percent increase in it's
veteran population. With this dramatic increase in Florida's veteran
population, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has struggled to
keep up with the demand for health care services in the state.
Community-based outpatient clinics have sprung up within the state
to help meet the health care needs of Florida's veterans, while VA
medical centers, or hospital-based inpatient care, have not been ex-
panded during this time.
The VA's Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES)
project was recently implemented to collect data on veteran health
care needs, veteran population projections, as well as VA facility sizes,
services and locations. Once data from across the nation is collected
the VA will analyze it, and produce the National CARES Plan which
will be released by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Af-
fairs in October 2003.
"I have serious reservations about the VA cutting services to the vet-
. erans in North Florida,"' said Congressman Boyd. "At a time when
many in Congress are struggling to fight budget cuts aimed at veter-
ans programs and provide relief for overworked, understaffed VA health
clinics, it makes no sense for the VA to propose cutting services in an
area that needs more. You can rest assured, that I will do all I can to
be sure that the VA does not shirk on its responsibility to veterans in
North Florida."


The group identified other problems and considerations that the
short-term high occupancy rentals present, such as: The need for
public facilities including beach access, boat ramps, and parks and
bike paths; the impact of restrictions on the economy; the financial
expectations of owners and lenders; and the need to establish en-
forcement processes and associated funding. In addition the group
sited the problem of unleashed dogs and excessive water use. They
suggested that there be better signs and perhaps a universal signage
to educate the renters about water use, dog control and parking.
To generate options for action the group suggested the following:
* Establish requirements for parking, septic tank/sewer, water, solid
waste, road capacity on a per bedroom rather than per structure ba-
sis.
* Limit advertised/permissible occupancy to the number of people
specified in the Dept. of Health septic tank permit design.
* Require a bed tax for short-term rentals and use the funds for addi-
tional facilities and services.
* Tax short-term rentals with tax permits at a commercial property
tax rate rather than residential.
All the sub-groups worked until 9:00 p.m. when they came together
into one group to share their information and ideas. This group of
hard working workshop participanteinsisted that they stay until all
of the ideas and solutions be given discussion time and voted dri
before they declared the workshop task accomplished. The consen-
sus rankings of the, ideas and solutions are being tabulated and will
be presented in a future article.


The City struggled with DEP on
how to operate the system and
applied for money to go to the
water treatment plant. The money
was appropriated."
"The October hurricane came and
after that an effort focused on
cleaning up the creek, which was
clogged with water hyacinths. The
city was already working to get the
plant to operate properly. The
Teats filed a suit for relief, then it
was changed to one for money. It
has cost the city monies and lots
of it. The DEP has not been a part
of the lawsuit," said Floyd. Mavbe
we can get help from them on the
$400,000 ruling."
Chief Williams told the commis-
sion that when he became chief

the city had two vehicles, "now
there are seven or eight, which we
got by grants, without paying for
them." He said the city now has
six police officers, not counting
one in the temporary spot. Mayor
,Pierce said the grant was for
$274,000, for two years. Another
grant position, according to Chief


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Months ago, the chief said, "We
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budget and legislative issues.
The Commission approved revi-
sions of rules 68C-22.001,
68C-22.002 and 68C-22.004 in-
tended to clarify definitions and
other provisions of the' Florida
Manatee Sanctuary Act. The act
addresses protection of manatees
and their habitat and how these
rules will affect fishers, boaters
and water skiers.
Commissioners established the
Escambia East permit site as the
recommended site for the "USS
Oriskany" if the U.S. Navy re-
leases the ship to the FWC to cre-
ate an artificial reef. In addition,
Commissioners directed staff to
work with communities to refine
the process for recommending
artificial reef sites for future de-
commissioned warships. The,
"Oriskany" will be the first aircraft
carrier intentionally sunk, any-
where in the world, to make a fish-
eries habitat and to be used for
recreational purposes.
The remainder of the meeting was
for staff reports to the Commis-
sion about FWC budget and fund-
ing issues and planning for the
2004 legislative session.
The full agenda for the July 17-18
Commission meeting is on the
FWC Web site. The agenda con-
tains links to briefing documents
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at http://floridaconservation.org/
commission/2003)/july/index.htm.
The next FWC regular meeting will
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Number 2. DO NOT PUT OUT
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Number 3., Leave your outside
lights on from sundown to dawn.
Number 4. Report garbage left at
the recycling to Van Johnson,
Number 5. Make sure that all
your pets are safely indoors be-
fore you retire for the night.
The coyotes expanded their area
from Georgia and Alabama in the
1970's,and now are in every
county in Florida. Their food of
choice is rabbits and rodents and
in good times make up most of
their diet. But they are opportu-
nistic they will eat reptiles, am-
phibians, birds, fruit, (blackber-
ries and pawpaws) seeds, and car-
rion.
They breed in late winter and
early spring and can have from 2
to 12 pups born 60 days later.
They stay with the parents for six
months. The parents sometimes,
stay together.
They dig a large den by tunneling
10 20 feet and there is a rest
chamber at the end of the tunnel.
They hunt mostly at night.
For those who have never seen a
coyote: their coat is light to red-
dish gray with rust colored ears
and legs, a black tipped bushy tall
and are lighter colored underside.
They are 41"-52" long overall.
They can carry rabies, distemper,
mange and canine heartworm;
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