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Alan Pierce

SFollow-Up Letter

. Secretary Of DCA Resolves
To Help County Solve
Issues In The Comp Plan

DCA Commends Franklin County Board of Commissioners
for the 18 Month Visioning Effort


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Thaddeus L. Cohen, Secretary, the Dept. of Community Affairs, wrote
Cheryl Sanders, Chairperson of the Board of Franklin County Com-
missioners, commending the county for its visioning effort in the vari-
ous public hearings seeking to revise the county's comprehensive
plan. Moreover, Cohen wrote, "...I want to assure you that the De-
partment will dedicate any resources available to expeditiously re-
solve any and all issues raised in the ORC (Objections, Recommenda-
tions, and Comments)."
The main body of the letter is as follows:
Dear Commissioner Sanders:
Please accept this letter as follow up to the Department
recent Objections, Recommendations, and Comments
(ORC) report relating to the updated Franklin County
Comprehensive Plan. SpeqificalIy, because the Depart-
ment encouraged the updathb- id also encouraged vision-
ing, I feel that to some degree we are partners in this
effort. As Dartners I want to assure von that the Denart-
Continued on Page 3

Identifying
Water Supply
Sources For
Franklin

-.,County
An additional test site for the
Franklin County drilling and
aquifer testing program was ap-
proved by the Northwest Florida
Water Management District's
(NWFWMD) Governing Board on
Thursday.
Phase I of this assessment is cur-
rently underway with the devel-
opment of the first test site. Both
sites are in the Tate's Hell State
W Forest.
This evaluation of the Floridian
-, Aquifer is being undertaken to
determine where ground water is
,
Continued on Page 9

Celebration of Seafood and the Harvesting Mariners

41 st Annual Seafood

Festival Hosts Thousands
Festival Abounds With Seafood, Crafts, Music and the
Carnival


Comp Plan ............. 1, 3
Collision ...................... 1
Water Sources...........1, 9
Seafood Festival ...... 1, 7
Franklin Briefs ........ 2, 9
Lanark Village ............. 2
Hospital .................2... 2
Editorial & Commentary
............................... 3, 4


Second Circuit Court
Report ............... 4, 5, 6
Newell Concert Series .. 4
Voting Tally ............... 6
FCAN ......................... 8
Photo Winner ............9...
Business Card Directory
................................. 10


Comp Plan Revisions

Consultant Alan Pierce
Responds To Comp Plan

Critique
He Reminds Commissioners That DCA Considers Their
Concerns Can Be Resolved.
In a forcefully delivered address to the November 2nd meeting of the
Board of Franklin County Commissioners, an animated Alan Pierce
delivered his response to the comprehensive plan critique rendered
by the Department of Community Affairs.
He said, in part, 'The county has NOT failed to perform, the ORC
(Objections, Recommendations and Comments) report is NOT an in-
dictment or a travesty..."
Pierce began his remarks with the following language:
"...On Oct. 15, DCA issued its ORC report for the Franklin County
Comprehensive Plan update. The report was lengthy, some 23 pages,
but it was submitted to the county with this statement in the cover
letter, "We are pleased that Franklin County has moved ahead with
the update to its comprehensive plan and with a proposal to create
an innovative long term plan for St. James Island. The extent of effort
by the County and the initiative of the citizens to participate in the
planning process have been commendable. While the enclosed report
includes objections, given the scope of the proposed plan amend-
ments it is to be expected that there are issues to work through. We
believe that with collaborative efforts the concerns can be resolved
(emphasis added)."
The county has not failed to perform, the ORC report is not an indict-
ment or a travesty.
'The county's efforts are a first step in a major review of a complex
subject-growth management. The county successfully produced an
award winning comp plan 12 years ago and there is no reason why it
can not produce another award winning plan. It will take some more
work but every objection that was raised has a solution. With the
support of the county commission, the planning department will re-
view the ORC report and work through the issues in a public manner
so that another award winning plain can be produced."
"I would like to briefly respond to three issues raised in the ORC
report, to provide the Board with some sense of the range of responses
that need to be considered. The issues are wetland protection, afford-
Continued on Page 3

Head-On Gorrie Bridge Crash
Mars Seafood Festival

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Automobiles driven by JoAnn Bussey, 33, (Tallahassee) and Wayne
E. Rhodes, 36, (Jacksonville) came into head on collision when Rhodes
attempted to pass four or five cars on the Gorrie Bridge between
Apalachicola and Eastpoint Saturday afternoon, November 6th, at'
about 3 p.m.
Rhodes wag traveling westbound on U.S. 98 on the Gorrie Bridge and
Bussey was driving eastbound. Witnesses stated that Rhodes was
driving erratically in and out of traffic just before the collision. A
15-year-old passenger was riding with Rhodes and a 14-year-old pas-
senger was in the Bussey vehicle along with 36 year-old Johnnie Russ.
(Tallahassee). None of the passengers was seriously injured but Ms.
Bussey was life-flighted with serious injuries to Tallahassee. She is
recovering.
Rhodes has been charged with driving under the influence, driving
with a suspended license and resisting without violence.
Anthony Stone (Carrabelle) assisted in the investigation conducted
by trooper Scotty Lolley. Shade Tree Towing removed the two vehicles
from the bridge as hundreds of automobiles were stopped, waiting for
clearance. The traffic was slowly restored as the damaged vehicles
were removed but only after an hour and 15-minute wait on the bridge.
Oncoming traffic into Apalachicola was heavy, presumably due to the
highlight entertainer featured at the Festival, country singer Gene
Watson.
Rhodes and his teenager passenger suffered minor injuries and were
taken to Weems Hospital.
Damage to the Rhodes vehicle, a four door 2004 Chevrolet, were esti-
mated at $8000. Damage to the Bussey vehicle, a 1988 Ford, were
$6000.


I The annual salute to the men and
women who harvest seafood from
the Gulf of Mexico waters came
to a sunny conclusion, Sunday,
November 7th after two days of
pristine weather, lots of seafood,
contests in oyster eating and
shucking, blessing of the fleet, the
Redfish Run and musical enter-
tainment within a three day pe-
riod starting Friday, November
5th.
The Blessing of the Fleet, staged
in Battery Park late Friday after-
noon, brought forward King
Retsyo and his Queen, Miss
Florida Seafood, pictured to the
left.
The Festival officially opened on
Friday, November 5th. The larg-
est crowds gathered on Saturday,
following the Redflsh run at 8 a.m.
and the long Parade. The food
booths were the center of Festi-
val cuisine with over six non-profit
groups serving food and drink in-
cluding the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce, the St.
George Island Civic Club, the Min-
isterial Alliance, Philaco Club,
Riverkeepers and others. These
popular offerings brought back
local cooking with a wide range of
foods including fried grouper,


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smoked mullet, and tasty deserts
along with soft beverages.
King Retsyo (oyster spelled back-
wards) was Eastpoint resident
and boat builder Scott Shiver.
Miss Seafood Festival Queen was
Heather Henderson, both pic-
tured to the left along with their
court during the Festival Parade
on Saturday morning, November
6th.



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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

November 2, 2004

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CI'II IL IIC 'lltr Clirt'lu L'
\'lliamns; Co iiissioner

Jimmy Mosconis and
Commissioner Bevin Putnal.

Emergency Management
Melanie Hutchins requested that
the Board reject the only bid re-
ceived on October 5th, for the
EOC generator, indicating that the
bid did not meet the specifica-
tions. She raised the question of
either waiting for the new direc-
tor to come onboard, or move
ahead and bid out the equipment.
The Board decided to wait until
the arrival of the new director of
Emergency Management.

Lanark Village Revisited

By Richard Noble
The proposed zoning change de-
cided at the October 19 Commis-
sion meeting concerning a devel-
opment at Lanark. Village was
once again before the Commis-
sioners on Nov. 2.
A change was approved for a de-
velopment on the 19th, from Z- I
(,Public Facility) to R-5
(Multi-family) on behalf of Collins
Reality. Lanark Village resident,
Carol Anderson, returned this
week armed with the minutes
from a meeting which took place
on Nov. 6, 2001, where a promise
had been made. The following is
taken from the minutes of that
meeting:
"Commissioner Sanders asked
Mr. Butler, to state on record, that
the CGJ (Camp Gordon Johnson)
Board had agreed to have the re-
zoning and land use change re-
verted back to the original land
use category, residential, and the
original zoning category R-1,
Single Family Residential from
Z-1, Public Facility, if the museum
was not a success. Mr.. Butler
?agreed to this on record. Mr.
Pierce said if this was the case
then the matter would have to be
presented to the Board again if
this ever happened. Commis-
sioner Sanders stated this is what
she wanted. Mr. Butler again
agreed the CGJ Board would have
the land use and zoning changes,
approved this morning, reverted
back to the original zoning and
land use categories if the museum
was not a success."
Upon reviewing the material Com-
missioner Williams immediately
announced that he wanted to
change his vote; "I didn't remem-
ber that being in the original min-
.ites, but now that I see that it
is-I want to change my vote," he
'announced.
A procedural debate ensued on
how to go about changing the
Oct. 19th decision, when Commis-
sioner Mosconis spoke up with a
concern for the developer's (or
property owners) rights; "Why
don't we table this until the next
meeting and inform the other
party that we are going to do
something? The owners should be
notified when an action is to be
taken"
"I do not think that the area is
capable of handling an R-5 rat-
ing stated Village resident, Carol
Anderson. 'Twenty units on this
little tiny piece of land ... any new
building out there should be in
compliance with the proper
Lanark Village ordinances."
A discussion followed where Mr.
Mosconis defended the rights of
the absent developers and prop-
erty owners, and Ms. Anderson
claimed to defend the absent
Lanark Village residents. Com-
missioner Creamer told Ms.
Anderson that she did not repre-
sent the absent Village residents
without their written consent. The
debate became somewhat heated
but was finally tabled as Mr.
Mosconis had previously re-
quested. Commissioner Sanders
was the sole objector to the mo-
tion.

Lake Morality Road Project

Commissioner Raymond Williams
of Carrabelle told the Commission
that this road paving project in
Carrabelle, though temporarily
stifled, had options that were be-
ing worked out. "We've got to get
this done," said Commissioner
-Putnal, "the prison project de-
pends on it." Commissioner Will-
iams assured the Board that


things looked very optimistic and
:that he was confident that every-
-1hing would be accomplished on
-time.
Mr. Williams then brought it to the
.,attention of the Commission that
:the city of Carrabelle had been
-approached by a resident with
-.regards to a sewer project. The
.city of Carrabelle would provide
-sewer to thirty-eight beach homes
"getting them off septic in that
area. Mr. Putnal asked if this
project would be interfering in the
- Lanark Village sewer district. Wil-
liams stated that it would not.
A local Carrabelle resident com-
-.plained that she felt that this
project was not authorized, and
that the tax dollars of in-city


Carrabelle resident', was being
used inappropriately. She also
Accused Mr Williani ol' having a
conflict of interest in this area due
tr. hi- realty, company involve-
ment

Fishing Pier
There ha.e been no, prop.:.sal. or
bids on the new. fi-hing piers


*I went out there last week ... to
lust look around." said Alan
Fierce. '1 was impressed on how\
clean it was There needs to be a
Iew% more trash cans out there.
There were no dead fish and auts
eker .here It w.as fairly neat It
was being hea\1ly used Parking
spaces were nearly full. People
were having a good time. There
wasn't beer cans all over the
place. It is going to be an asset.
With just a little bit of effort ...
maybe the County can pick up the
trash out there and the County
can keep it open to the public."
Most of the Commissioners re-
sponded favorably to Mr. Pierce's
remarks. Commissioner Putnal
was very enthusiastic concerning
the piers potential. Mr. Mosconis
(our County's practical minded
businessman's representative a
truly necessary position) was
mildly skeptical and spoke about
the piers natural susceptibility,
but was not actively resistant.
Many of the unique fishing piers
that I have seen in my travels
around the U.S.A. were not pri-
vate endeavors. They were
thought of as a public service to
their communities or as a service
to the public in general. I know
from my own experience as a
camper and traveler that it won't
take long for the word to spread
throughout the camping commu-
nity that Franklin County wel-
comes their kind.
It would also be a nice gesture to
the people who live here. This is a
community whose heritage and
tradition is based on fishing. The
original settlers care here to
catch fish and eat oysters. To
Franklin County this could cer-
tainly be considered a memorial
to the spirit of fishing and fisher-
men. So much of this tradition is
dying and rapidly disappearing
behind the glow of row housing,
paved parking lots, and business
opportunity. It might be good for
the "soul" of Franklin county to
have something left here that rep-
resents its history and tradition
besides the obvious fact of the Bay
itself. It should be fairly clear to
all of us people who have lived
here any length of time that we
are in the process of... paving over
Paradise and turning it into a
parking lot...

Hospital and Ambulance
Issues
Mike Lake, CEO Dassee Commu-
nity Health Systems, LLC,
stepped before the Commission to
explain the Hospital problems.
"First off I would like to address.
the hospital lease-payments and
the taxes ... My two biggest pay-
ers in the hospital are Medicare
and Medicaid ... Claims are pro-
cessed out of Jacksonville and
Orlando ... (Due to hurricane
threats, they closed up and evacu-
ated their offices) They had no
disaster plan, so nothing got paid
... I literally had to go to Congress-
man Boyd to get something done
... My plan is to have both the
County and the taxes caught up


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by Nov. 15th ... As to the Ambu-
lance issue ... there is no doubt
that I owe them some money, but,
... I supply all the linen to them.
They avail themselves of drugs
and supplies. I don't think that
under my contract I am obliged
to supply those things to them ...
I will deduct this cost from their
total and pay them the balance."
"Could you give them a little good-
will money up front?" asked Com-
missioner Mosconis.
"Well, let me tell you ... by the end
of the month, I can give them a
little goodwill money up front but
I am no longer supplying linens,
oxygen, medical supplies and
drugs."
Mr. Mosconis then explained that
their disputes were none of the
County's business. Commissioner
Sanders then let it be known that
she had had enough of their
squabbling. She told Mr. Lake
that whatever his problems, it was
expected that the needs of the
County be satisfied and without
needless worry to its citizens and
the Commission. "I've had enough
of this game playing here, "' she
informed Mr. Lake, "I'm tired of
it!" She went on and explained her
position with regards to health
and welfare of the community
strongly and with maternal em-


















Dr. Tim Ai

phasis'. "I can't haul these people
in the back of my pickup truck."
If .they leave, the contract says
that the ambulance services
comes back to the hospital. Am-
bulance service will not go away
... They have no right to come to
you. You are not obligated to catch
it up (money that the hospital
owes ambulance services)... you
are not obligated at all. If I were
you I wouldn't do it (pay them),"
said Mr. Lake.
"Do you have a plan?" Mosconis
asked Mr. Lake.


Doctor Adamer ck Ior the Count',
hospital stepped to, the podium.
First, he expressed the need for a
third animbulance. Then he went
or to question hy a ,.,:untv, .,.ith
all its escalating property values
w%.as unable to provide health are
for its hospital workers Ne-t he
wondered wt-\ the lh.ospila. wh,:h
was beirie rntced. wjs nt', ertlie-
less begin fo-rced to: paN pr:op-rtv
taxes C.-'mmissii'ner C re.amn-r
explained to:, D.--:tor Adnaricr,k
thit the ta:'.-s '..er: .a part .1thei
conltra-t. and that the rent had
been reduced accordinglI Mr.
Lake \,.as then brouLht int1 i tlhe
discussion and he e\xplatned that
the previous ownier Irenterl ti,'.er
paid any of the property taxes and
was eventually evicted on that
account.
"You have to remember also Mr.
Creamer that in 1997 the taxes


"I have two plans-either I will pay
them, or I will take the ambulance
service back over ... It is as simple
as that ... If we can work out our
problems, great; if we can't, there
are other ambulance services
available, or we will take it back
over. I am contractually obligated
to do that.
"Let me talk about the health in-
surance (for hospital employees).
We have 88 employees. Eighty
percent of those people have to
participate in the plan to become
a group plan. We could not get an
eighty percent participation. We
put together a plan ... we charged
the employees thirty dollars per
week ... out of 88 employees 18
signed up. We had to increase the
premium from thirty to fifty dol-
lars per week ... Today we have
twelve employees left in the health
Insurance plan."
Mr. Lake went on to explain that
he has done everything that he
knows how to do to provide his
employees with health insurance.
Nothing has worked out. Instead,
he has been providing the employ-
ees with hospital care at reduced
rates at the hospital. No insur-
ance companies will write a plan
without a minimum of eighty per-
cent participation.











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Commissioner Putnal then solic-
ited on the hospital's behalf and
suggested that maybe the county
could provide some financial help.
Commissioner Mosconis then re-
butted with a request to examine
the hospital's .books. The point
being that if the. county was go-
ing to be paying the hospital's
bills, it should be aware of its prof-
its and losses whether^it is be-
ing managed properly on not. The
hospital administrator took the
remark personally and responded
that he was a "big boy" and ca-
pable of managing his own affairs.
The hospital and its staff ap-
peared to be well bonded behind.
Mr. Lake.
The Thomas Lewis Case
The county attorney announced
that the county may have come
to an agreement with regards to
the Lewis dilemma. "We're sitting
on the two yard line. We just have
to drive this thing in." Mr. Lewis
has agreed to forego his future
right to sue the county in most
instances. He made one stipula-
tion. The County attorney said
that he wasn't entirely content
with the arrangement but that he

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seventvy-live percent of Ihese-
people do not pa\ their bills lor
one reason, or another
Thi-% d s:s io v.ent ,.,n v*..-ih tes-
tinlor', Irim other do': tors and
ei-ripl:,v'-c all .,:' whlm'n were try-
ing to suggest wav.s to thle countyL
to help the hospital solve it finan-
i al dillicultie- and let the com-
rnisioners. know .thit thi, proib-
lem is their problem also It was
quite plain that the H,.,spital and
it medical staff were making a
stand again st the 'riticisim T 1h.t it
lihas b-Len recei,.ne w. er tlh pjIl
no-nths Doctor Adainrnck e'.eni
siatd that it .' -as not Iheir l u(I Iteint
I. intimidate.-,r thlreaten the comi-
nission ,-or the comirunit', but to
try and help the community to
keep them all here.


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on that hospital were less than
eight thousand dollars a year; to-
day it is in excess of thirty thou-
sand dollars a year," Mr. Lake ex-
plained.
Commissioner Mosconis defended
the County's position by explain-
ing to Doctor Adamcryck that the
county was not making any
money on the hospital and that
the Hospital Corporation was sup-
posed to be a for-profit organiza-
tion-with assets. Doctor
Adamcryck countered by then
asking the Board why it was the
obligation of the Hospital to pay
for the ambulance service. "It is
just a part of the agreement," was
the reply. Doctor Adamcryck then
brought up the low salaries of the
EMT drivers, the long hours of all
the workers and suggested the
possibility of a 'small tax of some
kind to help pay the cost of indi-
gent care. Mr. Lake explained that
there was owed to the hospital
and Doctors in excess of $150,000
per month by people who were
"self pay" individuals-people who
have no insurance, no Medicare,
and no Medicaid. These are people
who receive emergency room ser-
vices but then are delinquent or
simply unable to pay. Mr. Lake
said that in the future these
people will be pursued. Over








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Veterans Day

Who, What Is A Veteran?

By Father Denis Edward O'Brien
United States Marine Corps Chaplain
Reprinted from the Gulf Defender, November 5, 1999.
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service-a missing limb, a
jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.
Others may carry the evidence inside them-a pin holding a bone
together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg-or perhaps another sort of
inner steel-the soul's ally forged in the refinery of adversity.
Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept
America safe wear no badge or emblem.
You can't tell a vet just by looking. So what is a vet?
He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia
sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel car-
riers didn't run out of fuel.
He is the barroom patron whose disorderly behavior is outweighed a
hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite brav-
ery near the 38th parallel.
She is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sob-
bing every night for two solid years in Da Nang, Vietnam.
He is the prisoner of war who went away one person and came back
another-or didn't come back at all.
He is the Quantico, Va. drill instructor who has never seen combat,
but has saved countless lives by turning people into Marines and
teaching them to watch each other's backs.
He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and
medals with a prosthetic, hand.
He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals
pass him by.
He is an anonymous hero in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose
presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve
the memory of all anonymous heroes-those whose valor dies unrec-
ognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.
He is the older gentleman bagging groceries at the supermarket-
who once helped liberate a Nazi death camp.
He is an ordinary, yet extraordinary human being-a person who
offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country,
and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacri-
fice theirs.
He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness. He is
nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the fin-
est, greatest nation ever known.
So remember, each time you see someone who has served our coun-
try, just lean over and say thank you. That's, all most people need,
and in many cases it will mean more than any medals they could
have been awarded or were awarded.
It's the soldier, not the reporter, who gave us our freedom of the press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who gave us our freedom of speech. It's
the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gave us our freedom to
demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves others with respect
for the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag. It is the soldier
who allows the protestor to burn the flag.


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time goes on. Brian (Goercke). Note: Mr. Goercke, former
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On Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13, the Dixie Theatre will
present the 2nd Annual Apalachicola Jazz, Blues & Folk Festival.
On Friday at 8 p.m., Paula Held will open the most exciting weekend
of music ever! She will delight audiences with some of her original
tunes as well as some other great standards. At 9 p.m., JB's Zydeco
Zoo will take the stage and believe me, there's "No chance but to
dance" JB (John Babich) on accordion, Missippy James on guitar,
Jiggs Walker on bass, Martin Guilbeau on drums and Keith McCraw
on rubboard.
On Saturday at 8 p.m. the Dixie presents the fabulous Labamba Broth-
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have shared the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Jean Luc Ponty and many
others. Labamba includes Warren Sutton on guitar, Mike Andrews
on keyboard & guitar, Sammy Teddar on saxophone, Mike Rychlik
on keyboard, Stan Gramling on bass and Clayton Rychlik on drums.
Sitting in with Labamba will be our own Jerry Garlick on the mouth
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Pierce Responds to Critique from Page 1

able housing, and coastal high-hazard. The county commission re-
flects the public policy of the county, and thus sometimes it takes
time to determine what that policy should be. it certainly is true with
these three issues.
A.) Wetland Protection: Franklin County has a policy requiring a
:50-foot setback from DEP jurisdictional wetlands. That was a stan-
,dard adopted in the first comp plan, and it was a standard that helped
the county win its award. In the update the county proposed to in-
clude language that allowed mitigation to be considered for some
wetland alteration, mitigation that would be consistent with state and
federal standards. Franklin County public land ownership, and thus
wetland protection, has changed dramatically since 1991 (87%-Of all
wetlands in the county. are now in public ownership). This proposed
policy would be consistent with that knowledge and with other poli-
cies already in existence in the plan. However, if the language contin-
ues to create problems the county can certainly revert back to its
previous policy. SHOW AND DISCUSS MAPS.
B.) Affordable Housing: Another tremendous change in the county
has been the price of land and therefore the availability of affordable
housing. Admittedly, the county's approach to affordable housing in
1991 has not worked. Primarily because the county just made some
assumptions that somebody would create affordable housing. If the
county is going to rely upon the private sector to create affordable
housing it will probably have to provide some incentives. These need
to be worked out. But affordable housing is a critical issue for the
county to.address.
C. Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA): This single issue probably
has the greatest potential for affecting the development pattern of the
county and needs to be thoughtfully addressed. The current CHHA in
the comp plan is in excess of any designation that anybody wants the
county to adopt. The adopted Regional Evacuation Plan has a CHHA
that is less than what the state would like the county to adopt. The
state, and its agents, developed another CHHA that has not gone
through public scrutiny. The county needs to review what the state is
requesting and make a thoughtful response. The CHHA affects St.
Joe lands less than what most people realize, but it affects other
property owners more. The CHHA is a coastal designation, and most
,of the St. Joe holdings are not on the coast.
"'There are other issues that need explanation and review also, but
they are all manageable. At the pleasure of the Board, I would be
willing to hold a public workshop to discuss the ORC report and the
initial responses to the objections. The workshop should be held in
,the evening so that the public can attend. If not all the issues are
addressed in that one workshop the Board can determine whether
additional ones are needed.
The Board of County Commissioners set the evening of Tuesday, No-
vember 16, 2004 at 6 p.m. as the date of the workshop on compre-
hensive plans revisions. The meeting will take place in the county
annex building.

DCA Letter from Page 1

ment will dedicate any resources available to expeditiously
resolve any and all issues raised in the ORC. Franklin
County has always been important to the Departmentas
evidenced by its former status as an Area of Critical State
Concern, and we stand ready to assist the County as it
concludes its updating process.
Relating to the ORC itself, I want to assure you that this
ORC is routine with respect to its length and content.
This ORC is not intended as a criticism of the Franklin
County Comprehensive Plan or your commission. The
Franklin County plan has been a good plan that has
served the county well over the past twenty years. As we
know, conditions charge for the County and it is appro-
priate to update the plan to deal with emerging issues. In
my estimation many of the issues raised in the ORC can
be easily resolved with either clarification or minor modi-
fications. For the couple of issues that require greater
county attention, I am convinced that they too can be
resolved to our mutual satisfaction.
Before I close I want to personally commend the Franklin
County Board of County Commissioners for its 18-month
visioning effort. This effort was extremely comprehen-
sive and I applaud your initiative. I believe that visioning
is a strong component of growth management, and your
effort should serve as a model for the rest of the State.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. My staff is
available as a resource to the County and I believe that
the ORC response can be fashioned and completed in
the very near future.
Truly yours,
Thaddeus L. Cohen, AIA
Secretary


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EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovemmental Relations

Finalized Salaries of County Constitutional Officers and Elected School Superintendents for Fiscal Year 2005
Pursuant to the Salary Formula in Chapter 145, Florida Statutes


Clerk of


Property


Tax Supervisor


County


Elected School


County Circuit Court Appraiser Collector of Elections Sheriff Commissioners Superintendent
Bay e 110,009 110,009 110,009 93,348 117,978 54,900 110,009
Calhun e 84,656 84,656 84,656 69,202 92,625 23,748 84,656
Franklin e 83,772 83,772 83,772 68,360 91,741 22,906 83,772
Gulf e 85,306 85,306 85,306 69,821 93,275 24,367 85,306
Leon c e 117,826 117,826 117,826 100,792 125,795 65,774 117,826
Liberty e 82,800 82,800 82,800 67,434 90,769 21,190 82,800
Wakulla ,e 88,092 88,092 88.092 72,475 96,062 27,020 8B,092
denotes a charter county, lished in this table. perintendents. ...


e" denotes those school dis-
ts having an elected school
erintendent, according to
Florida Association of Dis-
t School Superintendents
DSS) [www.fadss.org/
tactinfo.htm]

es:


J. Finalized salary figures are cal-
,culated by the Florida Legislative
Committee on Intergovernmental
Relations (LCIR) pursuant to the
statutory formula found in Chap-
.er 145, Florida. Statues. Since
T985, the LCIR has annually com-
puted the salaries of applicable
Officers as a service to county gov-
ernments and school districts,
although the Committee has not
been required by law to do so.
county government and school
district officials are encouraged to
independently compete and verify
the finalized salary figures pub-


















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kinefeenth Season

Newell Concert
Series Opens

November 14th At

The Dixie Theatre i


The 19th Season of the I1se Newell
Fund for the Performing Arts con-
cert series is scheduled to begin
November 14, 2004, at the Dixie.
Theatre. The Capital-C hord.men
(Tallahassee) will open the concert
eeason, under the direction ,of
pJosh Bronfmarl.and their associa'-
tion quartets'.'The. program will
consist of gospel, patriotic, tradi
tional and popular songs set in
the unique close-harmony, bar-
ershop style bf'd cappella music
that traces its' origin- to rural
America. Included wil be:a reprise
of scenes from their. recent sum-
;mer show ('The Heritage If Har-
mony") plus sneak pre',ie\v.s from
their next annual lshow (this year
$entitled The Fiftles-" fo'"be held
Juhe 2-3, 220i")5, atl Turner Audi-
torium of Tallahassee Community
College.
!The Chordsmen, under the direc-
Otion of Josh Bronfnran, representt
Oa non-profit organization whose
Mission is to preserve and en-
courage barbershop :singing in
*our communities. An important
goal is to pass this unique Ameri-
can form music making on to the
next generation, which they en-
courage through scholarships for
Scollege-age students, several of
whom sing with the chorus.
The chorus numbers 35 members
Land their ages.,range, from 18 to
87. The featured quartets include


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Note


3. Assuming a county has an
elected county comptroller, the
finalized salary for that officer
would be identical to the county's
clerk of circuit court.
4. These finalized salary figures
may not be applicable to those
elected officers of a chartered con-
solidated government or those
elected officers in counties hav-
ing a home rule charter.
5. These finalized salary figures
do not include the $2,000 special
qualification salary available to
eligible clerks of circuit court,
property appraisers, sheriffs, su-
pervisors of elections, and tax col-
lectors who have completed the
required certification program
outlined in the relevant sections
of Chapter 145, Florida Statutes.
The finalized salary figures for
elected school superintendent do
not include eitherthe $2,000 spe-
cial qualification salary or the


annual performance salary incen-
tive of not less than $3,000 nor
more than $7,500 available to eli-
gible elected school superinten-
dents who have completed the
required certification programs
outlined in section 1001.47,
Florida Statues.
6. These finalized salary figures
reflect the use of official 2003
countywide population estimates
published in 2004 by the Bureau
of Economic and Business Re-
search, University of Florida.
7. In order for the finalized' sala-
ries to be calculated using the
statutory formula, the Depart-,
ment of Management Services
must annually certify two compo-
nents, the annual factor and cu-
mulative annual factor, used in
the salary calculations. For fiscal
year 2005, the certified annual is
1.0139 and the certified cumula7
tive annual facto is 2.8969.:.'


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Second Circuit

Court Report .

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
October 11, 2004
By Carol Noble
All persons identified below are innocent unless proven
otherwise in a court of law.

ARRAIGNMENTS
Hicks, Milan E: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
criminal mischief on August 12, 2004. Bond was $7,500.00. The defendant
was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who entered a written
plea of not guilty dated August 18, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket for January 10, 2005.
Rhodes, Quinnaland J. Jr: Charged with two counts sale of controlled sub-
stance and one count aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on September
14, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney'Ethan Way and entered a written plea of not guilty dated Octo-
ber 8, 2004. Bond was set at $30,000.00. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket'for January 10, 2005.
Rhodes, Tobias J: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon,
throwing a deadly missile and criminal mischief (third degree felony) on Sep-
tember 14, 2004. Bond was $ 10,000.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Way who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
October 8, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for January 10,
2005.
Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with burglary of a dwelling on August 12, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Alexander Dombrowsky who entered a plea of not guilty and waiver of
arraignment dated October 7, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea Docket
for January 10, 2005.
Savage, Jeff A: Charged with failure to comply with sex offender statutes on
August 1, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present In court
and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
January 10, 2005.
Townsend, Rufus E. Jr: Charged with, two counts sale of a controlled sub-
stance on August 30, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky and entered a plea of
not guilty and waiver of arraignment dated October 7, 2004. The case was
entered on the Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.

VIOLATION OF:PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Beebe, Dennis Lake: Charged with two counts grand theft on September 10,
2001. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
'Bunyon, MarchaXit E: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June 6,
2002. Defenrdaitwas'iricarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. The case was-
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Cain, George D:WCharged with driving under the influence (third degree felony)
on February 2, 2002.TDefendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The defendant admitted to being
in violation andjwa fondd in violation of probation. Defendant was sentenced
to 60 days in jail with 31 days credit for time served. Probation was rein-
stated, modified.:


Cargill, Loften E: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on
February 13, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The
case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for November 8,
2004.
S o .:' Continued on ,Page 5 ..


.... .:' ''"""Thie Chpital Chordsmen


one rare combination of two men
and two.women (from the Talla-
hassee Chapter of Sweet Adelines
International). There are only.
three such 'mixed-voice' barber-
shop quartets in the state of
Florida.
One month ater', on December
12th, the Bay"Area Choral Soci-
ety and soloists \ill reintroduce
a holiday motif with a perfor-
mance of Handel's MESSIAH.
Merel Young will conduct with R.
Bedford Watkins at the organ and
Luciano on the contrabass.
In January, onrthe 16th, 2005,
Martha Gherardi, Luciano
Gherardi and 'edford Watkins
will present. another of their
audience-pleasing concerts.
On January 30, .2005, Charles
Witmer and the Bach Parley
Chamber Strhirgsiwith harpsi-
chordist Karyl Louwenaar Lueck
will return with a program of Ba-
roque music.
A Valentine Eve Concert will be
performed oi February 13, 2005,
with a program of romantic mu-


sic and dramatic excerpts by
Roger Jones, Tom Adams, Tamara
Marsh, Cynthia Rhew, Cleo and
Rex Partington, Bedford Watkins
and the Bay Keepers Barbershop
Quartet.
In March, on the 13th, the Inga
Swearingen Jazz Trio from Florida
State University will perform clas-
sic jazz and original compositions.
This accomplished trio consists of
Inga Swearingen, graduate stu-
dent in voice, Rodney Jordan, as-
sistant professor of Jazz studies
and Dr. Leo Welch, assistant Dean
in the School of Music.
On April 3, 2005, the Bay Area
Choral Society will perform cho-
ral works by R. Bedford Watkins.
The last concert, typically a Con-
cert In The Park, will feature the
Florida State Brass Quintet play-
ing compositions from 18th Cen-
tury Baroque to contemporary
transcriptions from popular and
jazz repertoire.


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2. Chapter 2002-387, Laws of
Florida, repealed certain provi-
sions in Chapters 145 and 230,
Florida Statutes, related to the
salary calculations for district
school board members and
elected school superintendents.
The legislation gave district school
boards the authority to annually
determine the salary of its mem-
bers. Consequently, the LCIR dis-
continued the salary calculations
for school board members and
elected school superintendents.
Chapter 4001-41, Laws of Florida,
reinstated the statutory language
pertaining to the salary compu-
tation for elected school superin-
tendents that existed prior to the
repeal of such language by Chap-
ter 2002-387, Laws of Florida.
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made for the school superinten-
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Second Circuit Court from Page 4
Colon, Edward Anthony: Charged with uttering a forged instrument and pos-
session of a controlled substance on July 18, 2002. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger
and entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Proba-
tion Plea Docket for November 8. 2004.
Croom, Valerie D: Charged with uttering (passing a worthless document) on
August 29, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The
case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13,
2004
Gray, Trina D: Charged with driving under the influence (third degree felony),
resisting officer with violence, driving while license permanently revoked on
May 30, 2002; driving while license permanently revoked on August 8, 2002.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Kitts, Stacy L: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on October 13,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Lamberson, Jamie L: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on July 9,
2000. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Palmer, Thomas Michael: Charged with three counts of grand theft on April
21, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and admitted to being in violation. The
defendant was found in violation of probation and sentenced to 16 days in jail
with 16 days credit for time served. Probation was modified and reinstated.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with grand theft on February 25, 2002. Bond
was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Warrant was dismissed at State's request. Defendant is to remain on
probation.
Taylor, Donovan J: Charged with robbery and battery on person 65 years of
age or older on November 12, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The-defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket
for November 8, 2004.
Tolliver, Arnold R. Jr: Charged with two counts sale of a controlled sub-
stance on June 6, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of
denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for
November 8, 2004.

PLEA DOCKET
Anderson, Amy E: Charged with grand theft on December 12, 2003. Bond
was $3,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Adam
Ruiz. Case was continued on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Bentley, Franklin J: Charged with burglary of a conveyance while armed and
grand theft of a firearm on June 15, 2004. Bond was $7,500.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Blackburn, Thomas M: Charged with sale/possession qf-eontrolled substance
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of store on August. 28, 2003; Charged with
bank fraud on August 13, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II, entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to I year, I day in prison
with 78 days credit for time served, followed by 3 years probation, on case
sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison with 5 9 days credit for time served,
followed by 3 years probation, on case 2. Prison time is to run concurrent,
court costs and fees reduced to a judgement: Cost of supervisors waived. Must
pay restitution of $5,476.48. .,
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure, criminal mis-
chief and petit theft on'May 2, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for December 13, 20.04.
Creamer, Mark Devin: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June
23, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with At-
torney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for December 13, 2004.
Dillon, Robert J: Charged with trafficking in a controlled substance on Janu-
ary 30, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was continued on the
Plea Docket for November 10, 2004.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with two counts sale of a controlled sub-
stance on January 15, 2004 and possession of contraband at county deten-


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tion facility on ieoruary 18, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Fedd, Jermaine: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June 18,
2004. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was entered on the Docket Sounding
for December 13, 2004 and jury trial on December 15, 2004.
Golden, Richie Dean: Charged with child abuse on May 19, 2004. Bond was
$1.000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Griggs, Demar L: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on July 9,
2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Robert Culpepper 11, entered a plea of no contest and adjudication was with-
held. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years probation with 34 days credit for
time served. Defendant must stay in school through graduation ivith no alco-
hol or illegal drugs; $470.00 court costs and fees. Partial payment plan. Cost
of supervision waived.
Hutchins, Sheri M: Charged with two counts delivery of a controlled sub-
stance to minor and 1 count of 'murder (third degree) on August 20, 2003.
Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Rachel Chesnut, entered a plea of no contest and adjudication
was withheld. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years probation on each count,
to run concurrent. No drugs or alcohol and random testing to verify; must
cooperate with State and testify truthfully; $571.00 court costs and fees. Cost
of supervision waived. Partial payment plan.
Johnson, Marvin Dwayne: Charged with driving while license permanently
revoked and fleeing attempting to elude police officer on May 14, 2004. Bond
was $20,000.00. The defendant was present in court. A public defender was
appointed. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Jones, Anthony Allen: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June
18, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II, entered a plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 115
days credit for time served; $510.00 court costs and fees reduced to judge-
ment.
Madison, Sean R: Charged with resisting officer with violence, felony fleeing
or attempting to elude officer and driving while license suspended or revoked
on June 29, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on
the Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Massey, Michelle: Charged with Robbery on June 23, 2004. Bond was
$11,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for November 8, 2004,
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with lewd or lascivious conduct on July, 27,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Adam Ruiz. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for No-
vember 8, 2004.
Murray, Ruby Aline: Charged with robbery by sudden snatching on April 9,
2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Charles E. Hobbs II, entered a plea of no contest to the lesser charge of petit
theft and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 17 days in
jail with 17 days credit for time served; 1-year probation; $170.00 restitution;
$230.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervision waived. Partial payment
plan 90 days. The defendant entered a plea of no contest to driving while
license suspended or revoked and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 17 days in jail with 17 days credit for time served and 9 months
probation to run concurrent; $245.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervi-
sion waived. Partial payment plan.
Polous, Tony D: Charged with battery of law enforcement'officer and resist-
ing officer with violence on June 17, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Rachel Chesnut. The case was con-
tinued on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Ward, Walter Mack Jr: Charged with attempt to purchase a controlled sub-
stance on June 10, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who had already entered a plea
in absentia.
Wynn, Richard N: Charged with grand theft on April 19, 2004. Bond was
$10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Charles E.
Hobbs II, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant
was sentenced to 2 years community control, restitution of $19,000.00 to b'e
shared with co-defendant; $410.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervision
waived. Partial payment plan.
Yarrell, Ricco: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 21, 2004;
Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, resisting officer with
violence and possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams) on May 18, 2004.
Bond was $45,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Alexander Dombrowsky. The cases were entered on the Docket Sounding for
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Yerden, Phillip Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony)
with property damage on February 13, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, en-
tered a plea of no contest and adjudication was withheld. Defendant was sen-
tenced to 120 days in jail with 66 days credit for time served; 4 months
non-reporting probation; $435.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervision
waived. Probation will terminate upon completion of jail time. Outstanding
costs reduced to judgement.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET
Boone, Michael: Charged with lewd or lascivious battery on April 23, 2003.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 52 days in jail with 52 days
credit for time served; probation reinstated and modified.
Branch, Wesley W: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on April 18.
2002. Released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation
of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure on September 6,
2001 Charged with 4 counts of uttering (passing worthless document) on May
6, 1999. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation
of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Dillon, Robert J: Charged with manslaughter by auto culp negligence, two
counts DUI with serious injuries on March 9, 1998. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Alexander
Dombrowsky. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Hearing
Docket for November 10, 2004.
Goggins, William B: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
on August 27, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and
was found in violation of probation. Probation was reinstated and modified for
in-patient treatment and aftercare to be completed.
Goodin, Charles L: Charged with 2 counts burglary of a conveyance, I count
burglary of a structure, 3 counts grand theft on September 4, 2002. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of
probation. The defendant was sentenced to 81 days in jail with 81 days credit
for time served; probation modified for in-patient treatment and aftercare t6
be completed.
Haberberg, Michael Jeffery: Charged with grand theft and grand theft auto
on October 28, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated.' The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and
was found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked and adjudicated
guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison with 190 days
credit for time served on each count, to run concurrent. Any outstanding
financial costs, reduced to judgement.
Haberberg, Michael Jeffery: Charged with DUI on December 30, 2003. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation. Probation was revoked and was sentenced to 137 days in jail
with 137 days credit for time served. Any outstanding financial costs, reduced
to judgement.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing stolen property on February 26, 2000.
Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in
court. The case was continued on the'Violation of Probation Plea Docket for
November 8, 2004.
Lemon, Lakeisha: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer on May 9,
2003 and July 1, 2003. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and admit-
ted being in violation of probation. Probation was reinstated with admonish-
ment to report. Cost of supervision waived and any outstanding costs reduced
to judgement including court costs.
Mason, Carlos: Charged with battery on a child on April 1, 2003. Bond was
$3,625.40. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was sentenced to 14 days
in jail with 14 days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, modified.
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with burglary of a dwelling on June 8, 1999.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented .in court by At-
torney Adam Ruiz. The case was continued on the Violation of Probation Plea
Docket for November 8, 2004.
Morris, Charles L: Charged with purchase of controlled substance on De-
cember 20, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was
found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked and was sentenced to
7 months in jail with 139 days credit for time served. Any outstanding finan-
cial costs reduced to judgement.
Murray, Richard Wayne: Charged with solicitation of armed robbery with
firearm on July 3, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant wai
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Hearing Docket for November 10, 2004.
Putnal, Joseph Glen: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
and resisting officer with violence on January 2, 2002. Defendant was incar.,
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin,
Steiger. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Hearing Docket for
December.15, 2004. .-,
Schoelles, Kevin Morris: Charged with burglary of conveyance, grand theft,
(third degree) and possession with intent to sell cannabis on March 26, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Publfe
Defender Kevin Steiger. He admitted being in violation, was found in violation
of probation and sentenced to 59 days in jail with 59 days credit for time
served. Probation was reinstated, modified.

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Second Circuit Court from Page 5
SSchoelles, Roland Morris: Charged with DUI with serious injuries and prop-
erty damage on September 7, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
lIant was present in court with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The defen-
dant admitted being in violation of probation, was adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days credit for time served. Community
control and probation reinstated, modified. He must submit to substance abuse
evaluation and treatment as recommended.
'Suggs, Kenneth E: Charged with 3 counts worthless check over 150 dollars
on September 10, 2003; 1 count issue worthless check under 150 dollars on
December 3, 2003; 5 counts issue worthless check under 150 dollars on No-
vember 20, 2003. Bond was $347.00. The defendant was represented In court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for November 8, 2004.
Thomas, Robert Walter: Charged with sexual battery-victim physically help-
less on November 4, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted beinging n viola-
tion of probation and was sentenced to 65 days in jail with 65 days credit for
time served. Probation reinstated, modified.
Wallace, Kenneth L: Charged with two counts sale of a controlled substance
on June 5, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
Sort with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II. The case was continued on the Vio-
lation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.

DOCKET SOUNDING
Baucham, Robert T: Charged with child abuse on July 3, 2003. Bond was
$1,000.00.'The defendant was present in court with Attorney John Leace. The
case was continued on the Docket Sounding for February 14. 2005 and jury
trial on February 16, 2005.
Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with resisting officer with violence on De-
cember 28, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
"-with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The court granted the defendant be
released on own recognizance. The case was continued on the Docket Sound-
-ing for January 10, 2005 and jury trial on January 12, 2005.
Creamer, Kerry S: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance and sale
i.of a controlled substance on August 21, 2003. Bond was $25,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II. The case
was continued on the Docket Sounding for January 10, 2005 and jury trial on
.'January 12, 2005.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
on January 15, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket for November 8, 2004.
,Etheridge, Christopher V: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand
theft (third degree) on June 3, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was contin-
ued on the Docket Sounding for December 13, 2004 and jury trial on Decem-
,ber 15, 2004.
Griggs, Quinnella: Charged with sale/possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell within 1,000 feet of store and sale of substance in lieu of cocaine
on August 21, 2003. Bond was $3,500,00. The defendant was present in court
'with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II, entered a plea of no contest to lesser charge
Sof sale of cocaine on count 1. Defendant entered a plea of no contest to count
S2. Adjudication was withheld on both counts and sentenced to 2 years proba-
tion; 100 hours community service work, to run concurrent; $510.00 court
costs and fees. Cost of supervision waived.
.-Jones, Patricia: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer and resist-
Sing officer with violence on February 7, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. Attorney
Charles A. Barfield was not present in court, case continued..
Kesler, Thomas E. Jr: Charged with dealing in stolen property on June 22,
2004. Charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft from retail
merchant on July 2, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
fest to all charges and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 3
Years probation; in-patient treatment and aftercare; $433.00 restitution;
$410.00 court costs and fees. Partial payment plan.
Richards, Christopher Ralph: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude,
resisting officer with violence and driving while license suspended or revoked
on April 9, 2004. Bond was $23,500.00. The defendant was present in court
:,with Attorney Charles E. Hobbs II. The case was continued on the Docket
-Sounding for November 8, 2004.
S-Sanders, Delmon: Charged with grand theft on March 20, 2004. Bond was
"$2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, The case was continued on the Docket Sounding for November 8,
2004 and jury trial on November 10, 2004.
West, James E: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on
October 2, 2003. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, The case was continued on the Docket
S.Sounding for January 10, 2005 and jury trial on January 12, 2005.

-HEARINGS
,,Ash, Craig: The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a motion for return of property. Motion was granted.
-Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on
--,August 21, 2003. Defendant was released on own recognizance..The defen-
-,.dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
m-notion for dismissal. Motion was denied. The case was entered on the Docket
-4ounding for November 8, 2004.
S-Brodie, Michael Vashon: ChargeA with grand theft of motor vehicle and no
.valid driver license on August 30, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The
Defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger who en-
tered a motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Motion was denied.
- Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June 6,
.*"-2002 and resisting officer with violence on September 10, 2004. Defendant
wvas incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
,:. Kevin Steiger who entered a motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail.
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General Election 11/2/04
President/Vice President
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ABS Total
Bush/Cheney (REP) 491 76 191 69 333 90 203 339 1680 3472
Kerry/Edwards(DEM) 239 68 357 70 211 81 140 99 1135 2400
Peroutka/Baldwin (CPF) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 8
Badnarik/Campagna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
(LIB)
Cobb/LaMarche (GRE) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 7
Harris/Trowe (SWP) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '2 3
Brown/Herbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nader/Camejo (REF) 4 1 6 3 3 1 2 0 17 37
United States Senator
Precinct Number 1 2 3. 4 5 6 7 8 ABS Total
Mel Martinez (REP) 350 72 154 71 212 83 175 269 1320 2706
Betty Castor (DEM) 344 76 365 64 294 83 155 146 1359 2886
DennisF.Bradley 14 1 20 3 17 4 6 11 74 150
(VET)
Representative In Congress Dist 2
Precinct Number|ll 112 113 114 ||5 16 117 118 IIABSIlTotal
BevKilmer(REP) 111911159 1186 1131 111391158 111421111011979 111795
Allen Boyd (DEM) 115121190 114441110811388111091118711316111769113923
State Attorney 2nd Judicial Circuit
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ABS Total
Harry Hooper (REP) 241 70 134 40 176 69 160 157 1088 2135
WilliamN.Willie" 434 71 386 89 338 91 157 242 1546 3354
Meggs (DEM)
Sheriff
Precinct Number|ll 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 IIABSI Total
Bruce Barnes (REP) 111971168 111601165 1186 1140 111801111811825 111739
Mike Mock 115301176 113871178 11460111331116011316111964114104
County Commission Dist 1
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ABS Total
Joyce Estes (REP) 58 0 0 0 0 0 90 0 198 346
Russell Crofton (DEM) 71 0 0 0 0 0 215 0 302 588
Buddy Shiver (NPA) 131 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 98 249


Willard Vinson (NPA) 195 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 105 313
County Commission Dist 3
Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ABS Total
Noah Lockley, Jr. 0 0 389 0 0 0 0 0 279 668
(DEM)
Michael Moro'n (NPA) 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 85 190
Cora L. Russ (NPA) 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 35 80
School Board Member Dist 1
Precinct Numberll 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 I|ABSlTotal
Denise D. Butler 11131110 110 110 110 11249110 11414 11794
C. RexPennycuff 11321110 110 110 110 1166 110 11250 11637

Voters Embrace Tourist

Development Tax

Other Winners Include Mock, Crofton, Lockley and Butler
In the final tally, Franklin County voters overwhelmingly approved
.the proposed Tourist Development Tax to be applied to motel and
apartment rentals after January 2005. 3907 voted for the tax; 1714
against. The tax issue was approved by 'voters in all precincts.
Please see voting breakdown by precinct inside this issue.
In the race for the County Commission seat for District 1, the winner
was Russell Crofton (Democrat) whose major voting strength came
from St. George Island (Precinct 7). Joyce Estes, owner of a business
in Eastpoint and St. George ranked second in the balloting, trailing
Crofton by 242 votes. Willard Vinson, one time Commissioner and
Eastpoint resident, ranked third in the voting, followed by the fourth
ranked Buddy Shiver. All of the candidates in this race except for
Shiver articulated their positions on various issues in their published
advertising. Crofton campaigned on a platform of "Roads Paved, Higher
Paying Jobs, A Commissioner Who Looks to the Future Rather than
Focuses on the Past." "A Clean Bay to Keep the Seafood Industry
Healthy," and "Honest and Hardworking Public Servant." This seat
was vacated by Eddie Creamer (Eastpoint).
In the County Commission District 3 balloting, Noah Lockley, Jr. was
the overwhelming winner with 668 votes, with a distant second rank
by Michael Moro n with 190 votes. Cora L. Russ was third with 80
votes. This seat was vacated by Clarence Williams (Apalachicola).
The School Board District 1 race was closer with Denise Butler from
Magnolia Bluff and former principal of the Apalachicola High School
winning by 794 votes to 637 earned by Eastpoint resident C. Rex
Pennycuff. Butler's major voting strength came from St. George Is-


land and absentee ballots; Pennycuffs strength was from the Eastpoint
Precinct #1 (fire station) with 321 to 131.
The Sheriffs race was won by deputy Mike Mock with 4104 votes. His
opposition, Bruce Barnes, trailed with 1739 votes. Mock won in every
precinct except St. George Island but he was behind with only 20
votes contrasted with those garnered by Barnes.
In the national races for President, the Bush Administration matched
the win on the national level. The Kerry Democrats were strongest in
' Precinct #3 (National Guard Armory, Apalachicola) and nearly tied
with the Republican vote in Precinct #4 (St. Patrick's Fellowship Hall,
Apalachicola). In the other Precincts, the Republican candidates won
with a wider split with a total county vote of 3472 to 2400-hardly a
close race as forecast by the survey prognosticators. Interestingly,
the voting history of Franklin County more often supports Demo-
cratic candidates for President. The Democratic candidate for the U.S.
Senate, Betty Castor, won by 180 ballots against Republican Mel
Martinez, who did win the race in the state count. On the other hand,
incumbent Allen Boyd, Democrat, won handily over Republican Bev
Kilmer in a rough campaign, taking every precinct. Republican Harry
Hooper running for State Attorney could not overcome the popularity
of incumbent William N. "Willie Meggs, Democrat.


Library Happenings


By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library's FROG Family Learning Pro-
gram is again holding yoga at the Carrabelle branch on Monday and
Thursday from 4:30 5:30 p.m.
The Schedule for Story Time has changed. The new schedule is as
follows: Monday at the Apalachicola program site (148 8th Street),
4:00 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday at the Eastpoint branch of the library, 4:00
- 4-30 p.m.; Wednesday at the Carrabelle branch, 4:15 4:45 p.m.
Story Time is for young children and their caregivers and includes
songs and finger plays.
During the month of November, the FROG Family Learning Program
will present a drug education program with guest speaker, Marilyn
McCann. The FROG's Fall Readers Advisory Group will be reading
and discussing the popular book, The Polar Express. This activity
will be followed up with a December field trip to see the movie, Polar
Express. Both programs will be held at all three program sites. The
days and times have not yet been announced. Call Marlene or Arlene
at 697-2091 or 670-4423 for more information about all the FROG
programs.
The Franklin County Public Library's Advisory Board will hold its
regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 15th at the Carrabelle
Branch, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Both branches of the Library will be closed November 25, 26, and 27
for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The branches will reopen on Tuesday,
November 30th.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-ITI,
and TIGERS-are offered at no cost to participants. Registration how-
ever is required. For information about the WITH-IT! and TIGERS
programs call 653-2784 in Apalachicola, 670-5250 in Eastpoint, or
697-9216 in Carrabelle. The FROG Family program can be reached
by calling 697-2091 in Carrabelle or 670-4423 in Eastpoint. For in-
formation about upcoming events, becoming a volunteer tutor, or be-
coming a library volunteer, please call 670-8151, 697-2366, or
697-2091, or view the Library's website located at www.fcpl.lib.fl.us.


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12 November 2004 Page 7


The University of Florida, Food Science and Human Nutrition
department is seeking a Biological Scientist to be based in
Apalachicola, FL. Responsibilities include: collecting and prepar-
ing seafood samples; preparing analytical media and conducting
laboratory analysis: interacting with scientists and regulatory
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 10/25/04 Invoice No. 9884
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Shadow color White
TagNo G68JEZ Year.1991 State FL Vin No. 1B3XP48K8MN602968
To Owner: Debra Keele To Lien Holder:
1471 Salem Road
Havana, FL 32333


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
10/18/04 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
$ 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 11/25/04 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., 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
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date ofthli Notice 11/01/04 Invoice No. 9592
Descripton of Vehicle: Make Mercury Model Sable Color White
Tag No RA765 Year 2003 State FL Vin.No. 1MEFM50U43A611953
To Owner. Albert Bonaventura To Lien Holder.
9508 NW 6th PI.
Sunrise, FL 33322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
10/23/04. at the request of APD 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 12/02/04 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., 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 indentification,'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 of this Notice 09/22/04 Invoice No. 9345
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Corvette Color White
Tag No DCW218 Year 1989 state FL Vin No. 1GIYY2183K5101849
To Owner. Deborah Everritt To Lien Holder.
P.O. Box 531
Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/03/04 at the request of FCSO/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
$ 278.00 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 11/15/04 'at 12:00 noon
o'clock,'the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., 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 of this Notice 11/01/04 Invoice No. 9592
Description of Vehicle: Make Mercury Model Sable color White
Tag No RA765 Year 2003 State FL e inNo. 1MEFM50U43A611953
To Owner: Albert Bonaventura To Lien Holder:
9508 NW 6th PI.
Sunrise, FL 33322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
10/23/04 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the tmdersigned 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 12/02/04 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., 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


850-697-2376
Fax: 697-4680


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Photo of Apalachicola

Landmark Wins Prize


Advertising Designer Diane Beauvais Dyarl photographed
this Apalachicola landmark for entry into the photographic
competition at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee. The
photo won Honorable Mention in the. Black and White
Division against ten other competitors. Ms. Dyal has been
employed by the Franklin Chronicle for over eight years'
and is married to the Chrodicle's Director of Operations,
Andy Dyal.

Franklin Briefs from Page 2 2"-..


was willing to compromise on that
one issue. "It is not a slam dunk"
for either side," Attorney Shuler
explained, "but it is better than
going to court and the expensive
litigation involved. It was further
emphasized by' Commissioner
Sanders that written notification
would have to be provided by the
Lewis's in any future development
with regards to their one stipula-
tion."


The Brown Family Feud
Continued.
With regards to the,:development
of the restricted zoning (one dwell-
ing per every ten acres) on the
Brown family property brought
before the Commission at a pre-
vious meeting,
"I talked to Mr. Pierce yesterday.
Mr. Pierce-had averr good sug-


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


gestion on how to resolve this
matter." In the LDR (Land Devel-
opment Regulation-Land Use
section of the Comprehensive
Plan) there is a special permission
granted to direct lineal descen-
dants. This stipulation allows di-
rect lineal descendants to get a
building permit even where the
code might not allow. Only to a
direct lineal descendant is this
special exemption provided.
Everybody involved seemed happy
with this arrangement. But no
sooner had this been resolved
than "non-lineal" descendants
who had been purchasing prop-
erty in this area from lineal de-
scendants began approaching the
podium and asking about the sta-
tus of their plots of land. The lin-
eal descendant who had been sell-
ing all the land also stepped for-
ward to ask if she had the right
to sell this land. She was told that
she did have the right to sell her,
land, but that it would be subject
to whatever the land zoning regu-
lations happened to be.
Alligator Point Update
Pierce Reports To The Franklin
County Commission Four Sce-
narios.
At the last meeting of the Franklin
County Commission on November
2nd, consultant Alan Pierce in-
formed the Board of his meeting
with Department of Environmen-
tal Protection Secretary Castille
concerning the status of the Alli-
gator Point road. He said,
"Scenario #1-FEMA (Federal
Emergency Management Agency)
is writing damage reports that will
provide the county approximately
$200,000 to repair and extend the
revetment. The extension would
be made with limerock instead of
granite. The county would come
to DEP and apply or a permit to
extend the revetment by as much
as 1000 feet. This scenario is not
favored by some of the residents,
but the county can not leave the
road unprotected."
"Scenario #2-DEP assist the
county in getting a fixed and re-
alistic time line from the USACOE
(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) on
the COE will bring sand to Alliga-
tor Point. As explained to the Sec-
retary, if COE can provide sand
the county is in line to receive DEP
funding to build groins to stabi-
lize the shore. The cost of build-
ing the groins if sand is present
is approximately $2 million dol-
lars. The state would pay half, and .
the county would pay half. If sand
is not present the cost of con-
struction rises to $6-8 million and
neither the state nor the county
are prepared to spend that much
money on one project. This sce-
nario is favored by most residents,
and it is the scenario preferred by
DEP staff, if the COE will provide
the sand."


"Scenario #3-Somebody con-
vince DOT (Department of Trans-
portation) to take the road, and
then it is no longer a county prob-
lem."
"Scenario #4-Relocate the road
and leave the existing shoreline
as.is. While relocating the road
has merit, it was concluded that
private residents would end up
trying to harden the shoreline
anyway as private property was
eroded. It was also acknowledged
that there was no source of funds
to develop road relocation plans."
Secretary Castille prefers Sce-
nario #2, if the COE will provide
the sand. The meeting concluded
with the Secretary agreeing to add
the Alligator Point issue to the list
of issues that the state wants the
Corps to deal with. The state has
some leverage with the Corps be:
cause the Corps is seeking to re-
new its dredging permit on the
Apalachicola River. However, be-
cause the county will receive
funding from FEMA, and that
funding must be used within a
fixed timeline, the county will wait
until Jan. or Feb. to see if DEP is
successful in getting sand out of
the Corps. If not, then before next
turtle nesting season and before
next hurricane season, the county
will be forced to proceed with ex-
tending the revetment, and will
seek a permit from DEP to do so..

Emergency Management
Alan Pierce reported to the Board
of County Commissioners that the
county has received the State
Emergency Management Grant
for $102,000 to run the county
emergency management office.
The Board approved. The Board.
also authorized Pierce to sign the
project worksheets associated
with FEMA reimbursements for
Hurricane Frances and Ivan. The
only worksheet will involve Alli-
gator Point, at about $200,000
and there will be several smaller
amounts, associated with re-
sponse efforts. The Board ap-
proved.
Melanie Hutchins, Interim Direc-
tor, has contacted Butch Baker
and sought his assistance on get-
ting the county eligible for reim-
bursement to permanent repairs
damaged by Hurricane Frances.
At this time, the Road Dept. used
approximately $32,000 in build-
ing the limerock revetment exten-
sion. Because that was perma-
nent work done before Hurricane
Frances the county will not get
reimbursed for it with the current
declarations. For some reason,
the county is currently eligible for
reimbursement for all damage
caused by Hurricane Ivan, but
only response efforts for Frances.
Because the county was
pro-active and built at least part
of the revetment before Frances


12 November 2004 Page 9


hit, it is considered permanent
work. The county should be eli-
gible for permanent work and we
believe Butch can correct the dec-
larations. If the county falls to get
it corrected, it will not affect the
much larger repair to be funded
by FEMA for the damage caused
by Hurricane Ivan. Essentially, we
are eligible for $200,000 worth of
future work, but not $32,000 of
past work.
County Planner
Mark Curenton made his report
to the Board of County Commis-
sioners on Tuesday, November 2,
2004.
There are still two vacancies on
the Board of Adjustment: one
regular seat and one alternate
seat.
The Florida Communities Trust
staff could not reach agreement
with the owners of the property
on St. George Island that the
County wanted to purchase for a
boat ramp. Therefore the grant
has expired. The County is eligible
to reapply for this grant in the
future.
Franklin County's application to
the Florida Communities Trust to
purchase land at Eight-Mile for a
boat ramp and County park was
not funded.
The Department of Agriculture
has notified the County that Jack
Rudloe has applied to lease one
acre of Gulf bottom approximately
8 miles south of Alligator point to
use to grow live rock. Comments
are due back to the Department
by December 3, 2004.
Last week Mr. Sammie Simmons
came into our office inquiring who
built a road across his property
in Lanark. He owns the 2 acres
under the power line just north
of Bluewater Bay subdivision.
This is the property where the
road was relocated to when
Bluewater Bay was platted. I have
made Mr. Shuler aware of this
situation.
Building inspector, Robin Brinkly,
requested a raise in pay for Chris
his assistant inspector. Chris was
currently receiving $27,400..
Comparable salaries for his posi-
tion, a licensed inspector, range
from $30-$32,000. Mr. Curenton
told the Commission that Mr.
Giametta had been offered a job
in the private sector for twice his
current salary. A discussion fol-
lowed where it was suggested that
skilled positions that required on-
the-job County training, might
request that applicants sign a
contract agreement. The agree-
ment would require the applicant
to guarantee the County so many
years of service in return for such
training.


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available and where it may be,,
safely withdrawn to meet future
public water supply needs of the
county.
"Franklin County is undergoing
rapid growth, especially along the'.
coastal areas," stated Joyce Estes,
of Eastpoint and Chair of
NWFWMD's Governing Board. "Of,
crucial concern is that the proper
planning take place in order ta
address this growth rate. This
testing program is expected to6
help us identify future water sup-
ply sources."
The evaluation calls for construct
tion of test wells to locate the
freshwater/saltwater interface
and aquifer pump testing to de-.,
termine hydraulic properties.
Drilling will be conducted in the-
interior of the county, where little
ground water information cur--'
rently exists. Results of the evalu- '
ation will be used to guide future'
resource development within the-,.
county. n


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A motion was made by Commis.,,
sioner Mosconis and seconded b-,v
Commissioner Creamer that the.
assistant inspector be given d|
raise of $2,600 on the ground}
that his skilled position warranted
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