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Inside This Issue
12 Pages
Capital Chordsmen ......................................... 1, 5
Fuller Death .................................................... 1, 4
Fishermen Appeal.............................. .................. 1
Comprehensive Plan .................................. 1, 9, 10
Florida Retired Educators .................................... 1
Parade Of Lights .............................................. 1
Franklin Briefs .............................................. 2, 11
Editorial & Commentary ............................ 3, 4, 5
Sheriff Varnes Fish Fry .................................... 3
Carrabelle City ....................................... 4, 9, 11
Old Cemeteries Of St. Joseph ...................... 5, 7, 8
Second Circuit Court Report ........................... 6, 7
Business Card Directory ................................. 10
FCA N .................................................................11
Bookshop .......................................................... 12


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At Lanark Village

Danielle E.
Fuller, 48,
Victim of

Gunshot

Husband Samuel Fuller
Charged with Second Degree
Murder
Samuel Eugene Fuller, age 50,
was arrested and -charged with
second-degree murder of his wife
Danielle Ellisse Zahn Fuller, age
48 on NovembenrI4th. Mrs. Fuller
died of gunshot wounds to her
chest with a .22 caliber handgun,
found at the crime scene, their
residence at 174 Alabama Street,
Lanark Village.

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Appeal Court Ruled Against Hybrid Nets

Wakulla County Fishermen
Appeal, Seeking A
Rehearing Or Clarification Of

First District Court Of Appeal

Ronald Crum and Keith Ward Assert that the Ultimate Issue
-was whether-the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
-Commission abused its Discretion or Reached an Erroneous
Decision
The First District Court of Appeal ruled on October 26th that the
"hybrid" fishing net violated the rule of the Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FFWQC) rule prohibiting. eine nets may not have
a mesh larger than two inches stretch. The net approved in a lower
court by Judge N. Sanders Sauls was a "hybrid net", declaring such a
net to be legal. The net proposed by Crum and Ward would have
mesh larger than two inches. The fishermen have argued that a larger
mesh allows juvenile fish to escape to be caught when they mature,
and thus preserving the resource and preventing the unnecessary
killing of juvenile fish too immature for harvesting.
This phenomenon has been demonstrated in videotapes clearly show-
ing the escape of the jtiveriile fish, and the capture of larger, more
mature fish ready for harvest, but without killing or entanglement, a
condition imposed by Constitutional Amendment.
:Yet, the State Attorney's Office and theCourts continue to categorize
most nets as gill or entanglement nets, completely ignoring the dem-
-onstration that younger fish populations are not needlessly killed as
-they are with the two inch mesh.
Now, Ronald Crum and Keith Ward seek either a rehearing on the
issues or clarification of the First District Court Order that affirmed
the FFWCC declaratory statement that the hybrid net was intended
to be a gill or entanglement net.
When the FFWCC issued their declaratory statement that the hybrid
net violated the FFWCC rule and the Constitutional Amendment, the
appeal brief argued, the FFWCC abused its discretion. The brief at-
tacked the cited cases that the State claimed supported the FFWCC
contention that the matter could be resolved without conducting an
evidentiary hearing.
The Crum-Ward brief argued that none of the cases cited by the FFWCC
addressed the following issues submitted to the Fish Commission:
a. Whether the proposed hybrid net may be lawfully fished in the
nearshore and inshore waters of Florida;
b. Whether Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution and Ad-
ininistrative rules are unconstitutional because they deprive histori-
pally disadvantaged groups of their equal protection and due process
rights, due to inherent physical limitations preventing them from using
commercially viable, legal hand thrown cast nets and
c. Whether Crum and Ward were entitled to a Hearing on this matter
because "it substantially affects their interests, especially their abil-
ity to earn a living and because this petition involves questions of
fact, law and law applied to facts..."'
:Ihe brief further argued against the state's use of case because the
-cases did not apply to the questions raised to the Fish Commission
'heir brief argued, "...The cases cited by the FWC (FFWCC) do not
address the issues nor answer the questions presented by the Peti-
tioners (Crum-Ward) in this case, and therefore cannot legally sup-
jort FWC's refusal to grant a hearing." The petitioners concluded,
."The Petitioners have been given no opportunity to be heard..."
-Ward and Crum argued in their appeal brief, "...if given an eviden-
tiary hearing, there are only two possible results, both of which un-
qciuivocally supported Petitioners' position: a. Experts, including the
J]WC's own experts, will again testify unequivocally that the net is not
illegal, just as they testified to in the Circuit Court. b. In the second
scenario if the FWC against rules against the Petitioners, the Peti-
tfoners will have testimony and facts recorded as evidence. The Peti-
tioners will thus have a record to demonstrate the FWC was clearly
:erroneous." Thus, Ward and Crum ask the District Court of Appeals
to grant a rehearing to ensure "that the correct decision is reached in
the correct manner."
fkr the alternative, the Crum-Ward brief asks for Clarification. "Each
point of law and fact in this case is in need of clarification," their brief
recited. As explained earlier in their brief, "the FWC mistakenly de-
- iied the Petitioners a hearing, and was clearly erroneous in its deci-
sion declaring the hybrid net illegal." They therefore concluded, "With-
out a written opinion from this Court, the Petitioners (Crum and Ward)
bave been deprived of all legal rights. 'The FWC declares is (its) posi-
tion was correct without providing valid legal support, and this Court
affirmed without providing any explanation. 19. This Court has not
demonstrated that the FWC was correct."
'- "-With particularity, "Ward and Crum have asked the First District
- Court of Appeals to clarify the basis on which the FWC was able to
- deny a hearing; why cases wholly irrelevant to this matter are appar-
ently dispositive of this matter as the FWC asserts; where the Peti-
tioners may bring a constitutional challenge if the doctrines of ex-
haustion of administrative remedies and primary jurisdiction apply
-and the FWC is without jurisdiction to hear such a challenge, and
whether the decision of the Florida Supreme Court in Flo-Sun, Inc. is
applicable to this case.
Continued on Page 3


More photos and story inside!



Special Meeting Results In

Delay Of Comp Plan Revisions

In deference to comments made by newly elected representative Russell
Crofton, the Board of County Commissioners voted to re-advertise its
position for county planner and administrator at a special meeting
held on Friday, November 19th.
Up to this Point, Alan Pierce had been a consultant to the Board,
assisting them in revising the county's draft comprehensive plan. His
status as a consultant is now in limbo until a hiring decision is made.
Crofton began the meeting expressing concerns he has received from
some constituents about the process of hiring someone to assist with
the plan. He stressed that he was'iot against re-hiring Mr. Pierce; he
felt that the process was too limited by just canvassing available can-
didates from Franklin County. A statewide or regional search ought
to be made, he argued. Noah Lockley, Jr. seconded his motion to
re-advertise. The Board agreed.
Some discussion was made on where the advertising should be con-
ducted, including major metropolitan newspapers someone said. The
County Attorney advised the Board that the Board did follow their
own internal procedures concerning the advertisement but there was
a question.on whether the ads were submitted in a timely fashion.


FREA District
2 Leadership

Workshop

On Wednesday, October 27th, the
Florida Retired. Educators Asso-
ciation, (FREA) held a district
leadership workshop in
Apalachicola. The purpose of the
meeting is training the new offic-
ers for the biennium 2004-2006.
This meeting was hosted by the
Franklin County unit of the FREA.
A state' travel team visited the
workshop, to train the new offic-
ers: Jan Colcord, FREA Pres., Ed
Etheridge, President-Elect, Dr.
Merle Morgan, Treasurer; Barbara
Williams, FREA Executive Secre-
tary; Virginia West, State Direc-
tor and Byron Mixson, FREA
Community Service Chairman.
Beverly Kelley is the District 2
Director and was assisted by
Franklin County REA President
Arlene Oehler and the unit's
members for a memorable day.
The meeting was held at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church Parish
Hall. There was a general meeting
and then breakout sessions were
provided in the following areas:
officers' information, legislation,
community service health,
informative & protective services,
Tai Chi and glass etching.
The attendance was 58 district
members plus four insurance
providers. A fabulous seafood
platter lunch was provided by The
Hut Restaurant. FREA units
represented were the following:
Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Calhoun,
Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and
Wakulla. If you are a retired
educator and wish to join the
Franklin County unit please call:
Beverly Kelley 653-8131 or
Arlene Oehler 697-9790. One
does not need to have retired in
Florida to join; we welcome ALL
retirees from any state.
On November 8, 2004 the FCREA
hosted a prospective membership
luncheon at the Eastpoint
Firehouse at 11:00 a.m. State
FREA President, Jan Colcord, will
answer all questions about The
Florida Retired Educators Asso-
ciation.


Christmas
Decorating
Contest
The Carrabelle Area Chamber of
Commerce will be sponsoring
their annual Christmas Decorat-
ing Contest again this year.
The prizes are as follows:
Homes-
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd, Place: $25
Business-Plaque
Must be signed up by December
3rd to participate and judging will
be on December 10th.

Parade Of

Lights

Timber Island Yacht Club (TIYC)
announces th, Twelfth Annual
Boat Parade of Lights. This popu-
lar event will be held on the
Carrabelle River in Carrabelle, FL
on December 11, 2004 beginning
at 7:00 p.m. The awards cer-
emony following the parade will
be held at the rear of the
Riverfront Restaurant across from
the Carrabelle Pavilion beginning
at 9:00 p.m.
There is no fee to enter and the
parade is open to any type or size
boat. Prizes, including cash and/
or trophies will be awarded in the
following categories:
* Recreational 24' and under
* Recreational 2 5' and over
* Commercial 24' and under
* Commercial 25' and over
* Sailboat
TIYC is a civic organization dedi-
cated to enhancing the lives of the
youth of Franklin County. The
club sponsors a Youth Fishing
Tournament and conducts a
Youth Fishing Class each July. In
conjunction with funds from the
Kingfish Tournament in May
2004, TIYC presented $1,000
scholarships to two high school
students.
For registration information con-
tact Sid Winchester, Commodore
at 850-697-3927. Registration
forms are also available at the
marinas in Carrabelle.


A Commentary on the News

Systematic Revision On
Draft Comp Plan Begins

With Public Workshop

By Tom W. Hoffer, Publisher
As promised, the Franklin County Commissioners held a public work-
shop on systematic revisions on the draft comprehensive plan 'on
Tuesday, November 16th at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. The
workshop was conducted by Alan Pierce, former Franklin County Plan-
ner, who is acting as consultant to assist in drafting responses to the
criticisms and objections to the county's plan, as submitted to the
Department of Community Affairs last spring.
The workshop was the first public meeting designed to review, in
public, the objections and responses to the draft plan developed and
approved by the Board of County Commissioners last spring. At times,
the focus of the criticisms has been aimed at the former county plan-
ner by loud-mouthed critics who want nothing more than to
character-assassinate county personalities, posting their signs in the
public toilets of Franklin County. A more reasoned and systematic
approach to public criticisms, with a view toward improving the comp
plan, has been made by the Apalachicola Bay and Riverkeeper group
who were represented in'-the person of David McLain at the work-
shop.
In his report to the County Commissioners on Tuesday, November
16th, Mr. Pierce described his meeting with Department of Commu-
nity Affairs officials on the ORC Report. Not only did Secretary Cohen
provide a letter two weeks ago to the Board stating his view of the
ORC, but his office facilitated setting up a meeting between Chair-
man Sanders, myself, and Oscar Anderson (DCA chief of staff), Heidi
Hughes (DCA general counsel), and Val Hubbard (DCA bureau chief
over comp plans). The Secretary himself joined us for part of the meet-
ing. The meeting went extremely well. We covered some 33 objec-
tions, which were all of the ones that addressed Various parts of the
existing comprehensive plan. What was not discussed was the St.
James Island Overlay, but DCA said they had a fairly good under-
standing of that issue, and at this time they did not want a meeting
on that subject. *
The general consensus is that the county is on track with its efforts,
and that no additional meetings are necessary at this time, except for
mne issue. The county will prepare a draft ORC Response and submit
it to DC4A for them to review. The one issue that needs additional,
work is the Coastal High Hazard Area issue. DCA recognizes that it
needs to review its own state policies on Coastal High Hazard, and
that a meeting between the county staff and the state emergency
management staff would be the next step."
There will a workshop tonight at 6:00 p.m. for me to present to the
public and to the commission the proposals that we went over with
3CA. You will see that the resolutions of the issues are straightfor-
ward. My presentation will take less than one hour, because the is-
sues raised in the ORC are not that complex, and the answers are not
that complex."
First, I turn to the introductory remarks made by Alan Pierce, who
reminded listeners that Franklin County has changed from the time
the first comprehensive plan was adopted in 1991.In 2003, he said
about 80% of the land is owned by the public entities, such as the
state or Federal government. Most of the private land ownership is
under the controlof the St. Joe Company. Moreover, he referred to a
meeting held with the Dept. of Community Affairs persons in Talla-
hassee and they indicated that they did not want to discuss St. James
Bay at that time, so comments concerning the Summer Camp devel-
opment in the eastern end of Franklin County were not presented at
this particular meeting. At the November 16th workshop, Pierce's
stated objective was to review the major objections DCA articulated
in their review of the draft comp plan. These objections are presented
below with "response" by Alan Pierce, that amount to his recommen-
dations to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, sub-
ject to revision by the Commissioners, of course.
This is the first systematic effort to address the criticisms of the draft
plan amid all the, clamor and backbiting heard at recent public meet-
ings discussing this subject.

Wetland Policies

Objection. The amended wetland policy reduces
protection for wetlands in Franklin County.

Response. Recommend deleting new language and
returning to existing wetlands policy. The policy has
served Franklin County well for the past twenty years
and in light of the fact that 87% of all wetlands are
owned by the public, Franklin County's wetlands are
protected by preservation, by the comprehensive plan
and the land development code, and by the federal and
state regulatory authorities.


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Franklin

Briefs

November 16, 2004

Present: Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders, Chairperson;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Russell Crofton;
Commissioner Noah Lockley,
Jr. and Commissioner Bevin
Putnal.
The first order of business was to
swear in two new Franklin County
Commissioners, Russell Crofton
and Noah Lockley, Jr. Commis-
sioner Bevin Putnal took his oath
of office a second time. Judge Van
Russell conducted the ceremony.
The Board also elected Cheryl
Sanders as Chairman and Bevin
Putnal as Vice-Chairman of the
Franklin County Commission.
Sheriff's Department Ginger
Coulter appeared before the Com-
missioners to request the
Chairman's signature on the an-
nual Franklin County Block
Grant for law enforcement equip-
ment. The request was for the
purchase of four video cameras
and control units. The.Board ap-
proved.

Alligator Point Water
Resources District
Robert Brooks, manager of the
Alligator Point Water Resources
District, explained his meeting
with Representative Kendrick,
and the district's proposed reso-
lution to expand the district and
permit sewer service ".. .all the way
out to 98". Representative
Kendrick wanted us to come be--
fore the Board of County Commis-
sioners to let you know what our
intentions were. He is our local
sponsor to the Legislature. Com-
missioner raised her concerns
with the five entities now in place
with plans for expansion. She
raised the question about a man-
agement plan for water and sewer
in the Franklin area. Brooks
added that there is another
player, and that is Panacea. "Pri-
marily, what we're asking for is
to expand the district to areas that
we're already serving," he said. A
public hearing was scheduled for
Saturday, and the results of that
will be incorporated with the leg-
islative delegation. "We have some
immediate needs, and that is
what we're trying to address right
now."


Brooks reminded the Commis-
sioners that "they were enacted
by the Legislature. We came here
to let you know our intentions..."
Commissioner Sanders raised
another question concerning if
the County would get involved
with franchising water and sewer
services within the county. The
County Attorney, Michael Shuler,
opined that the county could fran-
chise areas for such service and
impose conditions for service.
Brooks also stated that water re-
sources in eastern Franklin
County were limited but service
from Panacea would be much
closer to the Point than others
such as Lanark Village water and
sewer, who are also anxious to sell
services to the Point. "...If there
is going to be any significant de-
velopment down there, water is
going to have to come from some
place other than those well fields
on the eastern end of Franklin
County. That's just fact..." Brooks
said.
Alan Feifer addressed the Board
on the issues. He commended the
water board forward thinking in
their planning and expressed his
concern about the water supply.
He strongly endorsed the pro-
posed resolution. The Board ap-
proved the Resolution.

Superintendent of Public
Works
Herbert Chipman expressed his
frustration in clearing up the air-
port debris near the runways. He
said he needed a bigger chopper,
a front loader and other equip-
ment. Ted Moesteller reminded
the Commissioners about the
Dept. of Transportation inspec-
tion requirements and the need
for removing debris before Novem-
ber 30th, when the airport license
expires. The debris located in a
zone 500 feet from the center of
the runway to the edge needs to
be removed, Moesteller said. "In
some cases, we have trees pro-
truding into the glide slopes,"
Moesteller related. Commissioner
Russell Crofton asked to be in-
formed when the DOT inspector
comes to inspect the airport.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson reported for the
Boards Information: The 7-1,
Teeny Mite Marlins Football Team
will be playing in the Big Bend
Super Bowl game tonight at 6:30
EST, at the Blountstown High
School football field. Also, this
Friday, November 19, we will be
holding the Annual awards Ban-
quet at the Armory starting at
6:30 p.m., should the Board or
member wish to attend.
"I have for the Board's approval
and the Chairmen's signature an
Interlocal Agreement between


Franklin and Okaloosa County.
The agreement is for both coun-
ties to 'apply jointly for and use a
Cooperative Collection Center Ar-
rangement Grant from the De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection. The Grant will be used to
help manage the collection and
disposal of material dropped off
at the counties Household Haz-
ardous Waste Collection Center."
"Right now material collected at
the Center is stored until there
enough to ship. Because of this,
the counties current storage time
is approximately three (3) years.
However, the Department of En-
vironmental Protection does not
want the hazardous material to be
stored that long."
"The grant will allow Okaloosa
County to assist Franklin County
once a year with the collection and
timely disposal of the waste. The
State will pay 75% of the cost,
with Franklin County bearing the
remainder, which will be less than'
$2,500. 1 recommend that the
Board approve the agreement as
a way to properly manage and
timely dispose of this waste."
The Board approved the agree-
ment.
Johnson also said, "I am request-
ing Board approval to purchase
equipment approved during the
2004-05 Fiscal Year budget devel-
opment, from the Florida Sheriffs
Association and the Association
of Counties bid list #04-12-0823."
The equipment is as follows:
1. One New Freightliner Dump
Truck for use within the Solid
Waste Department at or under the
budgeted amount of $75,000.
Payable from the Solid Waste
Management Grant.
2. One New 12 passenger van to
transport Inmate Work Crews
within the Parks & Recreation
Department at or below the bud-
geted amount of $20,000. Payable
from the Parks & Recreation De-
partment capital outlay budget.
The Board approved the request.
"Last week F.E.M.A. officials final-
ized the collections of information
related to work preformed by Pub-
lic Works before and after Hurri-
cane Ivan. It is my understand-
ing that F.E.M.A., will reimburse
the Countyfor for funds spent to pay
employees that worked overtime
cleaning up after the storm. Both
the Road Department and Solid
Waste have submitted the hours
worked to the Finance Office. The
work preformed has already been
approved by the Board and we are
requesting that the Board direct
the Finance Office to pay the em-
ployees for the approved work."
The Board asked Alan Pierce to
meet with Ruth Williams to work
out the payment.


Extension Director
Bill Mahan reported on his con-
tact with Pat Harrell (Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission) about
the Box R Boat Ramp Grant Ap-
plication. "She informed me that
the review committee will meet on
November 19th to review and
rank the proposals that were re-
ceived. She said that everyone
should be notified of their grant
request approval or failure in early
December.
Commissioner Mosconis ex-
pressed frustration over the de-
lay in the boat ramp project.
Chairman Sanders advised Mr.
Mahan to "be prepared" to brief
the commissioners on the boat
ramp at the next meeting.

Public Hearings
Mark Curenton presented the
proposals.
a. The Board approved a land-use
change for a .37 acre parcel at 233
Patton Drive, Section 31, Town-
ship 8 South, Range 6 West, in
Eastpoint, from Residential to
Commercial.
b. The Board approved a zoning
change for Parcel 1 of the above-
identified property from R-1
Single Family Residential to C-4
Mixed Use Residential.
c. The Board approved a zoning
change for Parcel 2, Lot 3, Block
4 East, Unit 1, St. George Island,
C-2 General commercial to C-4
Mixed Use Residential. An inquiry
was made about C-5 zoning and
Mark Curenton said this' was a
dead issue. Angela Troy objected
to rezoning to residential in a
commercialarea. Russell Crofton
said he was not real fond of C-4
but the proposed property is sur-
rounded by C-4. Mr. Curenton
said that those who have since
requested C-4 zoning have been
approved. The advantage of this
zoning classification is to allow
residential uses together with a
business. Some of these buildings
since constructed are commer-
cial-residential; others are simply
residential. The Bdard approved
the rezoning change to C-4.
d. Parcel 3, Lot 4, Block 4 East,
Unit 1, St.-George Island, prop-
erty owned by John and Kristin
Shelby was approved for a zoning
change from C-2 General Com-
mercial to C-4 Mixed Use Residen-
tial.

Planning and Zoning
Rachel Ward informed the Board
that P and Z met in regular ses-
sion on November 9, 2004 with
the following recommendations:
Critical Shoreline Applications-
All were recommended for ap-
proval. The Board approved all of
the following applications:
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a) N.B. Investments, to construct
a single family dock at 1905 High-
way 98 West, Carrabelle. Request
submitted by Larry Joe Colson.
The size isl68A, with an 8x20
platform and two boatlifts.
b) Gerald Hudson to construct a
single family dock on Lot 8, Block
X, Lanark Beach, 2190 Highway
98 East. Request submitted by
David Keith, Docks 4 Less. The
size is 210A with a 6x20 platform.
c) James Geissinger to construct
a single family dock on Lot 8,
Block 62, Unit 5, 309 Land Street,
St. George Island. Request sub-
mitted by David Keith, Docks 4
Less. The size is 30A with a 6x20
platform.
d) Neal DeJarnett to construct a
single family dock on Lot 9, Block
56, Unit 5, 304 Wing Street, St.
George Island., Request submit-
ted by David Keith, Docks 4 Less.
The size is 62x8 with a 4x12 plat-
form.
e) Karen Turek to construct a
multifamily pier on Lot 3A, Tar-
pon Run Subdivision, 1748 High-
way 98 West, east of Eastpoint.
Request submitted by Garlick
Environmental. The size is 494x4,
with an 8x20 platform.
f) Kelly Rysavy to construct a
single family dock on Lot 5, Sa-
vannah Cove, 1283 East Gulf
Beach Drive, St. George Island.
Request submitted by Garlick
Environment. The size is 494A
with .a 6x20 platform and .one
boatlift.
g) Sammy James to construct a
single family dock on Lot 1, Tract
42, 1333 East Gulf Beach Drive,
St. George Island. Request sub-
mitted by Garlick Environmental.
The size is 94A with a 6x20 plat-
form.
h) Jimmy Meeks to construct a
single family dock on Lot 5, New
River Harbor, 955 Mill Road,
Carrabelle. Request submitted by
Garlick Environmental. The size
is 26x4 with an 8x40 platform and
two boatlifts.
i) Marshall Cohn to construct a
single family dock on Lot 9, Block*
C, Unit 1, 2842 Highway 98, St.
James Island Park. Request sub-
mitted by Garlick Environmental.
* The size is 94x4 with a 6x20 plat-
form and one boatlift.
j) Jeff 8 Susan Hosford to con-
struct a single family dock at
524A River Road, Carrabelle. Re-
quest submitted by Garlick Envi-
ronmental. The size is 44x4 with
a 23x6 platform and 1 boatlift.
The following rezoning requests
were considered:
1) The Commission recommends
approval of a request to rezoned
*Lots 1,2,3 and 4, B6lock'7, Unit I


West, St. George Island from C-2
General Commercial to C-4 Mixed
Use Residential. Request submit-
ted by Harry and Linda Arnold.
The Board approved.
The following sketch plats were
considered:
1) The Commission recommends
approval of a sketch plat for a 4-
lot subdivision named "Pine View
Cove. This is a 4.27-acre parcel
lying in Section 35, Township 7
South, Range 5 West, Carrabelle.
This request was submitted by
Garlick Environmental agent for
Ben Willis. The Board approved.
2) The Commissioner recom-
mends approval to the Board of
Adjustment of a sketch plat for a
10-lot subdivision name "River-
view at St. Pauls". This is being
considered as a Special Exception
to cluster 10 lots on a 10.10-acre
parcel by the Board of Adjustment
at their December meeting and no
action is necessary at this time.
The following preliminary plat was
considered:
1) The Commission recommends
approval of a preliminary plat f6r
Las Brisas, Phase II. The property
is zoned R-1A and there will be 3
units per acre. This is an exten-
sion of the existing Las Brisas
Subdivision. The Board approved.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission has appointed two of its
members, Gayle Dodds and Will-
iam Laine to serve on the Com-
mittee reviewing the Critical
Shoreline Ordinance. I have
talked with David Brumbaugh
and he will help; along with other
members the Board has ap-
pointed to this committee.

Health Care Workshop
Joel Montgomery manager of the
Eastpoint Medical Center re-
sponded to inquiries from the
Commissioners. One of the issues
involved in the workshop is indi-
gent care and the lack of funding
to pay for indigent health care. He
denied any allegations that North
Florida Medical was "not seeing.
patients. I don't have anything to
substantiate that." We provide
primary care services to all appli-
cants including the medical indi-
gent. We do not offer emergency
services.
Commissioner Mosconis asked
how do you educate the public as
to your presence in the county?Z
Someone said "there's an ad in the
local paper." (No advertising has'
been submitted to the Franklin
Chronicle).


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EDITOR & COMMENTARY


The Benjamin Franklin

Integrity Project

Publisher's Note: The Chronicle is participating with 22 other
newspapers celebrating the approaching 300th birthday anni-
versary of Benjamin Franklin. The birthday date is January 17,
2006. The Integrity Project, headed by John Walburn, will be send-
ing information about Mr. Franklin from time to time for the pur-
pose of better informing our readers about his contributions to
society, many of which are still being used today, such as bifocal
glasses, lightening rods, and odometers.

Ben & His Cooked Turkey
Although the-upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is associated with the
Pilgrims, it was Abraham Lincoln who, in 1863, officially proclaimed
*:Thanksgiving a national holiday, resulting in thousands of turkeys
becoming the holiday's main dinner course. However, it was Ben-
-4jamin Franklin who showed America (and the world) how electricity
-, could be employed in the. process of getting the turkey to the dinner
plate.
In 1750, forty-four year old Franklin, along with his scientifically
minded friends, held an "electric feast" to celebrate their many elec-
trical accomplishments. Franklin, who had previously discovered that
a large jolt of electricity could quickly and easily kill turkeys (and
.chickens) in a more humane way than wasthe usual practice, offered
to demonstrate his method to his dinner-party friends
Unfortunately, the merriment and lively chatter among the partygoers
distracted Franklin, causing him to carelessly touch two, wires from
-his electric generator at the same time, resulting in him coming close
to being electrocuted. Momentarily knocked senseless, Franklin re-
'ported, that he had heard a crack as loud as a pistol, while feeling a
-.severe blow through his body from head to feet, along with a violent
shaking of his body, and pain in his breast bone. Part of his hand and
fingers turned white and felt like dead flesh Although these effects
subsided after eight or ten minutes, a numbness in his arms and the
- back of his neck continued till the*next morning. Embarrassed by
-having committed such a blunder, he tells a friend that, "Instead of a
- cooked turkey, I was almost a cooked goose."
* Franklin also came up with the idea of using electricity, supplied by a
'battery-powered electric motor which he designed, to rotate the tur-
key over a heat source by means of an "electrical jack" or spit what
--we now know as a rotisserie. The idea caught on, and attempts were
made, especially by the French, to turn Franklin's prototype into a
practical appliance, but the endeavor was thwarted by the limited
technology of the era.
Another practical application of electricity occurred when Franklin
observed that the electric shock that killed the turkey also seemed,
based on his admittedly, limited experience, to result in meat that
was "rendered more tender," Franklin was not sure what caused meat
to be tenderized when stimulated with electricity, but he was evi-
dently on the right track, for electrical stimulation is one of the meth-
ods for tenderizing meat used by many meat processors today.
On November 25 thousands of turkeys will be cooked with the aid of
electricity, some 244 years after Benjamin Franklin had already "been
there, done that."
John Walburn
Ottawa (Franklin County) Kansas
Benjamin Franklin's Integrity Project
www.bfip.org
785-749-6526



Letter To The Editor

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are once again
trying to destroy what's left of the small mom and pop inshore com-
mercial fishing industry. Back in 1997, the Marine Fisheries Com-
mission intentionally ignored The State vs. Davis Supreme Court de-
cision requiring the "due process" standards located in FS 370.025,
and proceeded to create a 2" stretch mesh rule for seine nets. The 1st
DCA in Tallahassee upheld the FWC's illegal trumping of the Su-
preme Court. Fishermen, consumers, the environment and economy
have been suffering ever since. In determining what was a legal and
illegal net under the Constitution, the Legislature created a "bright
line" in FS 370.093. Non-monfilament nets 'of any mesh size were
allowed as long as the nets were 500 square feet or less in mesh area..



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In an unprecedented bipartisan
effort, the Florida Congressional
Delegation on November 17, 2004
joined concerned Washingtonians
at the J.W. Marriott at a special
fundraiser to raise funds for the
Florida Hurricane-Relief Fund.
Over a home-style dinner created
by family celebrity chef Art Smith
for over 250 attending guests, "A
Family Affair for Florida's Fami-
lies" benefit dinner raised more
than $1 million to help commu-
nities across the state "rise and
rebuild" by providing funds for
needs not covered by federal and
state agencies, insurance and
other disaster relief agencies.
"Florida residents are coming
through a trying time in the af-
termath of four hurricanes," said
event co-chair Rep. E. Clay Shaw
(R-FL) "My wife Emilie and I would
like to thank everyone who has
reached out to help our neighbors
in need."
"My wife Cissy and I are honored
to'be co-chairing this important
eventwith Congressman anrd Mrs.
Shaw," said event co-chair Rep.
Allen Boyd (D-FL). "It's extraordi-
nary to see both sides of the aisle
unite to work together to ensure
that Floridians get back on their
feet. The contributions raised will
go a long way, toward rebuilding
the homes and businesses of hur-
ricane victims and give the resi-
dents of Florida a much-needed
helping hand."
'This tremendous outpouring of
support from our'nation's leaders
is not only significant financially,
it is an enormous emotional boost
to F-loridians," said Steve
Uhlfelder, a Tallahassee, Florida-
based attorney who serves as the
voluntary CEO of the Florida Hur-
ricane Relief Fund. Uhlfelder ad-
dressed the Delegation at the din-
ner. "This Congressional Dele-
gation's actions prove that Florid-
ians are not forgotten on this long
road to recovery."
Four hurricanes hit Florida in a
mere 44 days leaving the state
with billions of dollars in damages
to homes, trees, beaches, busi-
nesses, citrus groves and families.
.Together, hurricanes Charley,


Francis, Ivan and Jeanne have
become the costliest natural di-
saster in U.S. history with a stun-
ning price tag of more than $22
billion-second only to the $32
billion in insured losses from the
September 11 terrorist attacks.
The hurricanes have shaken the
four pillars of Florida's economy:
tourism and conventions, real
estate, retirement and agricul-
ture.
Family celebrity chef Art Smith,
contributing editor to 0 Magazine
and author of the New York Times
best-selling cookbook Back to the
Table, created the family-style
meal out of his commitment to
Florida's families.
Chely Wright-national recording
artist and chart-topping star of
the contemporary country scene-
entertained benefit guests with
her signature sound and patriotic
spirit. "I am thrilled to do my part
to help those devastated from
Florida's hurricanes," said Wright.
Proceeds from this dinneib'enefit
the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund,
established by Florida Governor
Jeb Bush to assist Floridians in
need following this season's hur-
ricanes. The fund, managed by
nonprofit Volunteer Florida Foun-
dation, is making relief dollars
stretch by addressing financial
needs of communities, businesses
and individuals that are not cov-
ered by insurance, federal, state
and local assistance. Communi-
ties are deciding how their allo-
cations from this fund should be
spent, and the most heavily im-
pacted communities are receiving
the greatest percentage of these
funds.
The Florida Congressional Delega-
tion is comprised of Senators Bob
Graham (D) and Bill Nelson (D)
along with Representatives
Michael Bilirakis (R-9), Allen Boyd
(D-2), Corrine Brown (D-3), Ginny
Brown-Waite (R-5), Ander
Crenshaw (R-4), Jim Davis'
(D-11), Peter Deutsch (D-20), Lin-
coln DiazBalart (R-21); Mario
Diaz-Balart (R-25), Tom Feeney
(R-24), Mark Foley (R-16), Ric
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The FWC have decided to create their own "bright line" in an effort to
take away the environmentally sensitive nets the Legislature provided
fishermen to use. Once again, tile FWC is ignoring the mandate of
the Legislature and the opinion of the Supreme Court requiring "due
process" located in FS 370.025 in their rulemaking. Presently, the
FWC is attempting to require all nets use 2" stretch mesh. The stu-
pidity of this proposed rule is overwhelming. The 2" stretch mesh
proposal will unnecessarily kill and waste millions of juvenile fish
that will never grow to spawning age. Russell Nelson, the ex-chief of
the MFC and FWC, has stated in a deposition that this type of man-
agement threatens to destroy the very resource the FWC has been
put in charge of. The only way the FWC can pass such ignorant laws
is to once again deprive fishermen, the environment and the economy,
of all due process. How bad is this proposed 2" stretch mesh law?
There isn't a single fisheries agency in the world that backs the FWC's
ignorance. All worldwide fisheries increase the mesh size to protect
the resource except the FWC. Until the FWC.is financially forced to
obey the standards of "due process," they will continue to violate ev-
ery protection guaranteed by the U.S. and Florida Constitution they
can get away with.
The FWC's Proposed Rule to Make ALL nets use 2" or Less Stretch
Mesh Substitute rule references to "seine" with "net" (68B-4.0081(2)(d)).
Specify that a net with a mesh size larger than two inches stretched
mesh is considered an entangling net (68B-4.0081(2)(d)).
Sincerely,
David Grix
V.P. Fishingforfreedom.net


Florida Congressional

Delegation Unites To Raise

$1 Million At Hurricane

Relief Fundraiser

Benefit dinner featured country music sensation Chely
Wright and a homestyle dinner by Art.Smith, personal chef
to Oprah Winfrey


Politicians, friends, constituents, fellow officers and work-
ers joined together for a luncheon-recognition of retiring
Sheriff Bruce Varnes, who did not seek reelection. The
eating event was staged on the County's firing range on
Friday, November 18th. Mike Mock, the Sheriff-elect, was
master of ceremonies, coordinating the awarding of spe-
cial plaques and gifts presented to Mr. Varnes. Willie Meggs,
Will Kendrick, former Sheriff Warren Roddenberry, and
others from the electoral circuit shared the luncheon with
Sheriff Varnes. The lines were long but the amount of food
was also very large, especially the fresh caught shrimp and
fried mullet, along with salads, pecan and pumpkin pies,
and of course the ceremonial cake.


DCA Appeal from Page 1


Finally, the brief concludes with a "statement of attorney", Mr. Ronald
A. Mowrey, counsel for Crum and Ward. He wrote:
"I express a belief, based upon a reasoned and studied professional
judgment, that a written opinion will provide a legitimate basis for
supreme court review because this case presents troubling due pro-
cess concerns regarding the apparent ability of a state agency to is-
sue unsupported declaratory statements, and to apply its "expertise"
without documenting any verified expertise for review, without af-
fording petitioners a hearing, and without recognizing a grievance as
cognizable administratively after the district court sent it to the Agency.
I believe the' Petitioners are in precisely the type of situation consid-
ered by the Florida Supreme Court in Flo-Sun, Inc. v. Kirk, 783 So.2d
1029 (Fla; 2001). This case presents a new legal rule, modifies the
existing rule, or applies novel and significantly different facts to the
rule expressed in Flo-Sun, Inc.. Moreover, Flo-Sun, Inc. expresses a
generally overlooked rule of law that should play a more prevalent
role in the proper balance of jurisdiction between Florida's District
Courts and state'agencies.
WHEREFORE, Petitioners respectfully.request this Court grant a re-
hearing or issue a clarification and written opinion of its order affirm-
ing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's declara-
tory statement."



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In Thankful Celebration Of A Life

Christopher Reeve


A Real Man Of Steel

By Claudia Dreifus
Reprinted with permission, AARP Bulletin,
November 2004
When I visited Christopher Reeve in the summer of
bling Bedford, N.Y., home was full of life.


2002, his ram-


A huge Labrador retriever ruled the doorway. Children's drawings
decorated the fridge. From upstairs came the sounds of secretaries
and aides-slamming doors, answering telephones. And everywhere
were signs of Reeve's son Will, who was then 10, and of the actor's
incredible wife, Dana, who, after the crippling 1995 accident, pulled
Chris Reeve back from suicide by convincing him he could still find
meaning in life.
I had been invited to Bedford to talk with Reeve for AARP The Maga-
zine about stem cell therapy-the experimental technology that many
scientists believe could cure some nerve diseases and spinal injuries.
Reeve was disturbed by President George Bush's August 2001 execu-
tive order limiting the use of embryonic stem cells in
government-funded research. The actor couldn't understand how the
potential life in a fertilized human egg-which is what embryonic stem
cells grow from-was more valuable than the life of an actual person.
'This moral and ethical debate about a little clump of cells means an
indefinite amount of time in the wheelchair for people with spinal
cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons," Reeve said.
The man who bad once been Superman was speaking from a wheel-
chair that had a respirator attached to it. Paralyzed from the neck
down, he could get out only a few words at a time. At the end of each
sentence he'd gasp for air.
Nevertheless, Reeve always had a lot to say. He was proud of the
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, which had at that point
raised about $40 million for research, and he was optimistic about
his campaign to win acceptance for stem cell research. '"This issue
cuts across party lines," he said, predicting that "one of these days
you're going to see Nancy Reagan speaking up publicly for stem cells."
Two, years later, she proved him right.
Since our interview, stem cell therapy has become very much a part
of the national discourse, Sen. John Kerry made it an important point
in his presidential campaign, and he mentioned Chris Reeve by name
during one debate with Bush. Several major American universities-
Harvard and Stanfor-d among them-have forged ahead with stem
cell research, which they can do legally if federal funding isn't in-
volved. In New Jersey, the state has organized an official Stem Cell
Institute, and California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
endorsed a $3 billion bond measure on the November ballot to fi-
nance stem cell research.
On the personal side, Reeve told tales about his battles with his health
insurer, which fought paying for long-term nursing and a backup
generator for his respirator. He'd been told, he said, that in the event
of a power outage, he should just get himself to a hospital emergency
room. '"The nearest one is about a half-hour away, and there's a high
probability I could die by then."
The family located a secondhand generator and paid for it themselves,
but, Reeve wondered, "What do people who don't have money do?"
Through it all, special equipment, private nurses, therapists and aides
kept him going. And improving. This very disciplined actor pushed
himself every day with a grueling three-hour exercise regime because
"if someday the new therapies bear fruit, and if I've let my body dete-
riorate to the point of no return, the tragedy would be compounded."
Reeve's difficult routine paid off. Against all expectations and the con-
ventional medical wisdom about paralysis, some sensation returned
too much of his body.
Still, it was the secondary hazards of his condition that eventually
proved the killer. On Oct. 9, Reeve was admitted to Northern
Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., with complications from a
pressure wound, a common problem for wheelchair patients. He died
the following day at age 52.
When broadcasters announced the news, my immediate reaction was
sorrow. But after reflection, I recalled a man who got the most from
every moment and, used his difficulties to help others. His activism
gave the disabled their most effective public voice since Franklin
Roosevelt. And by fighting for a different future, he showed the world
a far bolder superhero than the one he played in movies.
For more information, contact the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foun-
dation, 500 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081, (800) 225-0292.
CLAUDIA DREIFUS is a freelance writer based in New York City.


Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library will be closed November 25, 26
and 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Both branches will reopen on
Tuesday, November 30th.
On Sunday, December 5th, the Library will hold its annual potluck
Holiday Party. The event will take place at the Eastpoint Volunteer
Firehouse from 3:00 5:00 p.m.
The Wild BEAR Book Club will meet on Tuesday, December 76, at the
Eastpoint branch of the Library. Beginning at 7:00p.m. the group will
discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
The online book club, sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library, has a new web address. Visit http.//
www.suportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=458329 to get all your ques-
tions answered about this free service.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-IT!,
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 tastpoint. For in-
formation about upcoming events, becoming a volunteer tutor, or
becoming 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 .



Boyd Pushes Full Funding For

Veterans Healthcare

Congressman Alien Boyd (D-North Florida) signed a petition to force
the House of Representatives to consider the bill (HR 4423) that in-
creases funding for veterans healthcare by 4.22% above the 2005
appropriations level. In order to bring this legislation to the House
floor for a vote, 218 of the 435 House Members must sign the dis-
charge petition,
HR 4423 would provide an additional $1.3 billion for VA healthcare
above the amount in the 2005 VA-HUD Appropriations bill, bringing
the total up to $32.1 billion as supported by the nation's Veterans
Service Organizations,
"As a veteran of Vietnam, I am proud to sign the petition to bring this
important piece of legislation to the House floor for a vote," said Con-
gressman Boyd, "As the veterans population continues to rise in North
Florida and across the country, we must ensure that veterans have
access to quality healthcare services. Our nation's veterans have dedi-
cated their lives to preserving the security and liberty of their fellow
Americans. We should not only respect their service to our country,
but also keep the promise that was made to them by providing ad-
equate funding for veterans healthcare. Our veterans answered the
call to serve America, and now, we must answer the call to serve our
veterans."
Passage of this legislation would allow Congress to:
* Continue to reduce the waiting times for veterans enrolled in the VA
system. According to VA, between 10,000 and 14,000 veterans are
waiting for an appointment at a VA facility,
* Provide enhanced mental health services to current veterans and to
soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A recent New England
Journal of Medicine study noted, "Indeed, there is reason for concern
that the reported prevalence of FFSD [post-traumatic stress disorder]
of 15.6 to 17.1 percent among those returning from Operation Iraqi
Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom will in -r,. i-e in coming
years."


Fuller Death from Page 1


The suspect, Samuel Fuller, had
gone to the Carrabelle Police De-
partment on November 14th at
about 6:20 p.m. and announced
to officers there that he had shot
his wife. Deputy Jonathan Riley
and Deputy Jim Ward responded
to the residence at 174 Alabama
Street in Lanark Village. A search
was conducted at the home. A
Florida Department of Law En-
forcement crime scene unit re-
sponded to the residence and con-
ducted a search and documenta-
tion of the evidence along with
Sheriffs Office investigators Lt.
Ronnie Segree and Sarah Marich.
An autopsy was conducted on
November 15th at the Medical
Examiner's Office, Tallahassee.
Samuel E. Fuller was taken to the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office
for questioning and subsequently
he was charged with second-
degree murder.


* Provide additional funds for medical and prosthetic research. Mili-
tary service-related limb loss has risen, and it is estimated that by
2020 the demand for prosthetic services will increase by 47 percent,
* Improve the VA's ability to provide accurate and timely benefits. As
of September 25, 2004, almost 326,000 VA claims were pending ttp
from 253,000 at this time last year.
Currently, there are 139 signatures on the discharge petition.


Carrabelle City Council Meeting November 4,2004

City Sells Lot For Big Bucks


It paid to listen to Roger


From last month's coverage of the
Carrabelle meeting: 'There's this
little spot down on the river, not
far from the bridge, owned by the
city. The city could use some
money (about $467,000) to take
care of some things. So it's time
to sell.
"At current zoning (RI), valuation
is around $300,000. Roger Bybee,
local engineer who frequently has
well-researched comments for (or
against) new development
schemes, suggested that the city
rezone its own land, "Like the de-
velopers do", to improve the ap-
praisal." '
The property was sold to Paul
Osterbye, local developer who has
2 major projects underway in
Carrabelle now, for $500,000.00
at sealed bid.

Board of Adjustment
N/A

Planning and Zoning Board
N/A

Public Hearing
Development activity has abso-
lutely become the dominant ac-
tivity in the news in the Carrabelle
area. For tonight's meeting, a pre-
cedent setting 10 public hearing
items (3 were withdrawn) and 13
Ordinance readings (3 also with-
drawn) were scheduled. The
agenda document, available for all
attendees, ran to 13 pages. The
well-programmed schedule called
for adjournment at 11:30 p.m.
Rather than do a chapter-
and-verse rendition of all the Lots,
Sections, Townships, etc., we will
describe the general intent of the
activities: *
Lou Turner's request to rezone 10.
53 acres in Baywood Estates from


A-1 to R-1 was tabled for adver-
tising since it is of large size (ov*r
10 acres).
The Long Point parcels change
requests were withdrawn. Tfhis
land is upriver from the bridge,
first large landmass on the norit
side. -
No public comment on the Frinlk
request to annex one lot on ti
city periphery into the city. .
Discussion led by Alan Pierce rep.
resenting the Carraway Bay Plai-
tation and Carraway Landilt
projects, desiring to adopt regi-
latory requirements for PUD's fr
both.
St. Joe, represented by Bily
Buzzett and Tom Beck, proposed
changing 45 acres zoning fromn
T- 1 Timber Island commerce dis-
trict to C-1 Mixed Use Comme -
cial. Roger Bybee noted that the
1992 FEMA Flood Map was used
for reference, and is out of date.
Also that the hurricane provisions
by St. Joe were good, and that
permanent residential use is not
allowed on Timber Island new
developments. He observed that
enforcement of nonpermanent
resident status would be probleni-
atical.

Commercial Review
N/A

Proclamations
N/A

Unfinished Business
1. Bid opening from top of story.
2. Bid opening for financing for
the new 2005 Ford Explorer for
police force. Gulf State Commui-
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Colorful Capital Chordsmen
Perform in First Newell Concert
Of The 2004-2005 Season


The Old Cemeteries Of

St. Joseph


,The Capital Chordsmen (Talla-
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Joshua Bronfman, dazzled over
100 persons in their Barbershop
Harmony Concert held at the
Dixie Theatre on Sunday, Novem-
ber 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Steve Jacobsen functioned as
Master of Ceremonies, followed by
the mellow and harmonious
sounds of the chorus singing
"Hello My Baby", "Rainbow
'Round My Shoulders", "Walkin'
My Baby Back Home", the fabu-
lous "Coney Island Baby", "Senti-
mental Journey" and "Shine On
Me." This music easily trans-
ported the listener back to a day
and time when one could under-
stand the lyrics and the senti-
ments were, well, corny, but
heartfelt. This was the music
heard by our grandmothers, but
a part of the revival the
Chordsmen are seeking to pro-
mote.


Then, several quartets took cen-
ter stage including a "revised edi-
tion Women's Quartet" singing
"Swing Down, Chariot" and "Ain't
A That Good News". The Equal
time Mixed Quartet performed a
medley of spirituals and "I'll Fly
Away." The Bay Keepers Guest
Quartet also performed. The
quartet groups finished with 'The
Seniors 4" and the "All American
Good Time Boys Quartet".
The large group concluded their
concert with "God Bless America"
and the "Barbershop Strut".
The Chairperson of the Ilse Newell
Concert Series, is Eugenia
Watkins. The concert series is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, Inc.


By Ronald Wayne Childers
The Spanish some time in 1701 would have established the first cem-
etery in what was then the Presidio of San Joseph de Valladares,
named after Joseph Sarmiento de Valladares, Count of Montezuma
who was Viceroy of Mexico at the time. Given the number of soldiers
dying in Pensacola during this time, there should have been several
burials by the time the place was evacuated around September or
October of 1703. Its location is unknown but was probably in the
area of Highland View. The second cemetery would have been estab-
lished near the tip of St. Joseph's Peninsula in 1719 and lasted until
January of 1723 when the area was once again evacuated to Pensacola.
Both of these may have been inside the Catholic church or churches
as was done in Pensacola at that time.
While St. Joe allegedly was re-established by pirates in 1812 accord-
ing to stories passed down in the Stone family, this town probably
had no formal cemetery until later. It was not until sometime around
1829 when St. Joe again became a legitimate settlement that another
would have been designated. When the demise of the city as such
came to pass, there were supposedly 3 cemeteries located around St.
Joseph. Only one of these cemeteries is known today and only a por-
tion of this cemetery is actually located in the site designated as the
Old St. Joseph Cemetery.
Yellow Fever produced most of the dead in St. Joseph's cemeteries
but other diseases of the day also produced their victims. One Meth-
odist minister in St. Joseph remarked that there were some 11 deaths
he attended in 1839.
The Gulf Coast, especially the area around Apalachicola was known
to be particularly unhealthy in the summer months and sometimes
the area would be practically deserted until cool weather returned.
The insect population of the area, which had been remarked upon by
Bernard Romans in 1775, was such that remaining there was not
only painful but dangerous given the insect borne diseases such as
Yellow Fever and Malaria. For example, Apalachicola was almost com-
pletely deserted in the summer of 1835. Between August and Novem-
ber of 1835, only 70 people were reported in the town and only five of
them had managed not to contract what was probably Yellow Fever.
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The Franklin Chroni


Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
November 8, 2004
By Carol Noble
All persons identified below are innocent unless proven
otherwise in a court of law.

ARRAIGNMENT
Brodie, Michael Vashon: Charged 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. The case
was entered on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Brown, Brandon, Neel: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude
(with property damage), leaving scene of accident with damage to property,
and driving while license suspended or revoked on September 22, 2004. Bond,
was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin,
Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea.
Docket for February 14, 2005.
Crauswell, Daryl Alvin: Charged with attempted sexual battery .and false
imprisonment on August 19, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court-by Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
written plea of not guilty dated October 27, 2004. The case was ente-red on the
Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Flowers, Richard Stacy: Charged with (count 1) possession of controlled sub-'
stance, (count 2) DUI, (count 3) driving while license suspended or revoked,
(count 4) fleeing or attempting to elude police officer on August 7, 2004. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Ethan Way and entered a plea of no contest to count I. Adjudication was
withheld and sentenced to 2 years drug offender probation followed by 2 years
regular probation. The defendant entered a plea ot' no contest to counts 2. 3
and 4, and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to I year
probation (to run concurrent with count 1) and 74 days in jail with 74 days
credit for time served on counts 3 and 4. Defendant was sentenced to DLII
school, 50 hours community service, 10 days vehicle impoundment, 6 months
license suspension, and was charged with court costs and fines.
Hatler, Derick M: Charged with burglary of a conveyance, criminal mischief
and petit theft on August 21, 2004. Bond was $8,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Register, Robert J: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis and
possession of paraphernalia on September 8, 2004. Bond was $15,000.00.
The.defendant was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. The case
was entered on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Smith, Donna Maria: Charged with cruelty to animals and trespass after
warning on August 7, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. Attorney Ethan Way
was assigned and the case was continued to December 13, 2004 for arraign-
ment.
Thompson, Jay Lansing: Charged with felony battery and aggravated bat-
tery with deadly weapon on September 2, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
December 13, 2004.
Wallace, Kenneth L: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim on
August 10, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was'present in
court with Attorney Ethan Way and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was
entered on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Whiddon, Craig R: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft (third
degree) on June 4, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Way and entered a plea of not guilty. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for December 13, 2004. .

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Batt, Eddip D: Charged with grand theft on April 19, 2004. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial.
A public defender was appointed and the case was entered on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Boyce, William B: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on May 2, 2002;
aggravated assault with deadly.weapon on July 10. 2002, battery on May 30,
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 December 13,' 2004.
Creamer, Bobby Gene: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude (with
property damage) and driving while license suspended felony (with,property
damage) on February 2, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted being in viola-
tion of probation and was found in violation. The defendant was sentenced to
6 months in jail with 24 days credit for time served and allowed furlough time
but must submit to drug testing upon return. Modified probation revoked
'after 30 days.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with 4 counts of uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on August 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
December 1'), 2004.
Goodson, John: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Defendant was in-
carcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger and a plea of denial was entered. The case was entered on the Viola-
tion of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Johnson, Barney Wayne: Charged with grand theft auto on April 11, 2003.
Defendant was incarcerated, The defendant was present in court and a public
defender was appointed. A plea of denial was entered. The case was entered
on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
McCall, Clinton: Charged with possession of controlled substance and driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked on May 11, 2004. Defendant was in-
carcerated. The defendant was represented in court by 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.
Paul; Ernest M: Charged with dealing stolen property on August -6,. 2002.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by .Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was entered :'
on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed on
August 10. 2000. Defendant was incarcerated. A written plea of not guilty was
entered on November 2, 2004 by Attorney Robert Culpepper, Ill. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for December 13, 2004
Strops, Billy Joe: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm on Oc-
tober 28, 2000; attempted first degree murder on June 4, 2002. Defendant
was released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court and
the arrest warrant was dismissed (or withdrawn) arid probation was contin-
ued. '.
Vause, Corey Dewayne: Charged with driving while license suspended, felony
(with property damage) leaving scene of accident with property damage; fail-
ure to sign summons or citation (with property damage) on December '14,
2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in' court with
Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted being in violation of probation and/was
found in violation. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 21
days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated modified.
Vonier, Brook J: Charged with grand theft on June 1, 2002 aggravated bat-
tery with great bodily harm on March 19, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated.


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The defendant was present in court witt Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted
being in violation of probation and was found in violation. The defendant was
sentenced to 28 days in jail with 28 days credit for time served. Probation was
reinstated, modified.
Walden, Tanya R: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 9, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney John H. Sytsma, admitted being in violation of probation and was found
in violation. The defendant was sentenced to 17 days in jail with 17 days
credit fqr time served. Probation was reinstated, modified, and must submit
to drug testing.
Wilson, Hattie Sue: Charged with trafficking in a controlled substance on
August 25, 2003. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defen-
dant was present in court and the arrest warrant was dismissed (or with-
drawn). Probation was continued.

PLEA DOCKET
Arnett, Will Dan: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on
October 16, 2003. Bond was $3,000.00, The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
January 10, 2005.
Bentley, Franklin I: Charged with burglary of 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 and entered a
plea of no contest to a lesser charge of burglary of a dwelling and grand theft
of a firearm. Adjudication was withheld. Defendant was sentenced to 24 months
probation each count, $410.00 court costs and restitution to victim. Cost of
supervision waived.
Bilbo, Brian: Charged with armed robbery with firearm and burglary of con-
veyance while armed on February 17, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was
entered on the Docket Sounding for January 10, 2005.
Corley, Karen: Charged with issuing worthless check on January 20, 2004;
issuing worthless check and grand theft (third degree) on July 6, 2004. Bond
was $3,504.39. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case was entered on the Docket Sounding for February 14, 2005.
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 December 15, 2004.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with sale of a controlled substance and ag-
gravated battery with a deadly weapon on January 15, 2004 and possession
of contraband at county detention' facility on February 18, 2004. Defendant
was released on own recognizance. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for December 13, 2004,
Fichera, Tilden Lee: Charged with possession of more than 20 grams can-
nabis on March 4, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to a
lesser charge, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis and was adjudi-
cated guilty. The defendant was charged $640.00 court costs and fines.
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with uttering (passing worthless document) on
June 24. 2004: 7 counts uttering (passing worthless document) on August
IS. 2004. Defendant was Incarcerated. The case was continued on the Plea
Docket for December 13. 2004.
Hutchlnson, April: Charged with worthless check over 150 dollars on August
21. 2004. Bond was S2.500.00. The defendant showed proof of restitution
paid and State will drop charges.
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 present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case Was entered on the Docket
Sounding for December 13, 2004.
Massey, Michelle: Charged with robbery on June 23, 2004. Bond was
$11,500.00. The State dropped all charges on November 4, 2004.
Mau, Corey K: Charged with abuse of elderly person on January 23, 2004.
Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender K6vin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for January
10, 2005.
Moore, Edley Ralph Jr: Charged with felony DUI-with property damage on
May 31, 2004. Bond was $17,500.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for January 10, 2005.
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with lewd or lascivious conduct on July 27,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court but
Attorney Adam Ruiz was not present. The case was continued on the Plea
Docket for December 13, 2004.



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Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude on
December 11, 2003; introducing contraband into county detention facility,
DU1, driving while license suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting tr
elude police officer, refusal to submit to balance test, possession of cannabis,
resisting officer without violence on September 20, 2003. Defendant was irin-"
carcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Alexandefr
Dombrowsky. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for December 13,,
2004.
Weeks, Charles Michael: Charged with felony DUI (with property damage)-
and driving while license suspended felony (with property damage) on Aprir",
29, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Pub'
lic Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated''
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to I year probation on each count (con-
current); fines and court costs of $1,270.00; DUI school; 100 hours commu-,
nity service; 2 years ignition interlock device; 5 years driver license suspen-;,
sion. Cost of supervision waived.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET C
Beebe, Dennis Lake: Charged with grand theft on September 10. 2001. De:'
fendant was Incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Publicd"'
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found'
in violation. The defendant was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 45 days,
credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, 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. The case was entered on the3'
Violation of Probation Hearing Docket for December 13, 2004. ~
Colon, Edward Anthony: Charged with uttering a forged instrument and pos.'
session of a controlled substance on July 18, 2002. Bond was $3,000.00. The'
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted",
being in violation of probation and was found in violation. The defendant was'-
sentenced to 90 days in jail with 43 days credit for time served. Probation wagtj
reinstated, modified.
Crooms, Valerie: The defendant was.present in court with Public Defender"
Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found in viola-C
tion. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days credit fo'",
time served. Probation was reinstated;, modified.
Fichera, Tilden Lee: Charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on Febh2
ruary 19, 2003. Bond was $254.00. The defendant was present in court witlim
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and
was found in violation. Probation was modified and extended by 6 months?!
Cash bond was forfeited and donated to charity. ,
Flowers, Richard Stacy: Charged with trafficking in a controlled substances
on August 21, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present;''
in court with Attorney Ethan Way, admitted, being in violation of probation,
and was found in violation. The defendant was sentenced to 74 days in jaihr
with 74 days credit for time served. Probation was terminated and sentenced
to new 2-year drug offender probation, followed by 2-year regular probatioifn
(concurrent with another sentenced. s '
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with uttering (passing worthless document), 2n
on November 11, 2002; 1 on December 12, 2002; 19 on November 20, 2002; 4
on December 31, 2002; 3 on January 7, 2003; 17 on-February 6, 2003. Defen-.
dant was incarcerated. The case was continued on the Violation of Probatlonr
Plea Docket for December 13, 2004. .
Gorski, Thomas A: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) onh'
June 15, 2002, possession of controlled substance on July 22, 2003 and fight-,
ing or baiting animals on March 5, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. TheY
defendant was present in court with' Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted-
being in violation of probation and was,found in violation. The defendant was.
sentenced to 76 days in jail with 76'days credit for time served. Community[
control reinstated, modified.
Kitts, Stacy L: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on October 12;
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and-
was found in violation, The defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 41,
'days credit for time served; drug evaluation and treatment. Probation rein-:
stated, modified. '
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, admitted being in violation of probation arid
was found in violation. The defendant was sentenced to'90 days in jail with 46"
days credit for time served. Probation was, revoked. Outstanding financial,
amounts reduced to judgement.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing stolen property on February 26, 2000."
Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was present ifi'
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Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with burglary of a dwelling on June 8, 1999.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court but Attorney
Adam Ruiz was not present. The case was continued on the Violation of Pro-
S baton Plea Docket for December 13. 2004.
Russell, Christopher Lee: Charged with trespass while armed on August 28,
2002; lewd or lascivious conduct on November 22, 2002. Defendant was in-
carcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
:Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found in violation.
The defendant was sentenced to 106 days in jail with 106 days credit for time
served. Probation reinstated, modified.
Suggj, Kenneth E: Charged with 3 worthless checks over 150 dollars. Bond
w was 347.00. The defendant was present in court with Public' Defender Kevin
Stelgjr. admitted being in violation of probation and was found in violation.
.Probotion restored to current term.
Suggs, Kenneth E: Charged with 6 worthless checks under 150 dollars. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted
being'in violation of probation and was found in violation. Probation was ter-
minated. All restitutions combined into felony case. All court costs reduced to
civil judgement.
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-
idant was present in court with Attorney Clinton E. McLeod, admitted being in
'violation of probation and was found in violation. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 32 days in jail with 32 days credit for time served. Probation was
'reinstated, modified.
!Tipton, Mariam: Charged with sale of a controlled substance and trafficking
!in a controlled substance on August 21, 2003. Defendant was released on
own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with public Defender.
Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found in viola-
tipn. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months community control, followed
by probation restored, modified.
T9ll1ver, Arnold R. Jr: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June
'6, 2Q02. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public .Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted beingin violation, of probation
,and was found in violation. The defendant was sentenced to 16 months in
prison with 317 days credit for time served, to run concurrent with another
sentence. Probation was revoked and financial amounts reduced to judge-'
Sment
Tomlin, Jennifer Marie: Charged with uttering a forged instrument on July
15, 2002. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
ilic Defender Kevin Stelger, admitted being in violation of probation and was
found in .violation. Probation was modified to drug offender probation arid
'restitution of $546.84 to victim. Defendant must submit to drug evaluation
and treatment. Cost of supervision waived and outstanding drug offender costs
*reduced to a judgement.
Whiddon, Paul J: Charged with fraudulent driver license on March 15, 2000.
!Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was present in court with
,Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The warrant was dismissed and probation ter-
niinated.,

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:Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on
,August 21, 2003. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was contin-
ued'on the Docket Sounding for February 14, 2005.'
:Burns, Calvin: Charged with sale of a controlled substance, aggravated as-
Ssault on law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver on December 9, 2003; possession of cannabis on January
6. 2004. Bond was $50,000.00. The defendant was present in court with At-
torney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was continued on the Docket Sound-
,ing for December 13, 2004.
Flowers, Lance: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on December 22,
,2003; burglary of a conveyance on April 2, 2004. Bond was 7,500.00. The
'defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case
was continued on the Docket Sounding for January 10, 2005.
'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 represented in
.court by Attorney Ethan Way. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
LDecember 13, 2004.
:Sanders, Delmon: Charged with grand theft on March 20, 2004. Bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin



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- 2005.HEARINGS .-

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Batt, Eddie D: Restitution hearing. defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with PuliDoPefender Kevin Steiger. Restitution
hearing continued to January 10 205.'
Cogburn, Joey C: Hearing to vacaf d lfrrent jail sentence. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court and motion was denied.
Everett, Doug: motion to terminate ,r .modify probation. The defendant was
resent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Restitution was paid in
full. Probation was terminated. '
Jones, William: Motion to terminate or modify probation. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Restitution was paid in
full. Probation was terminated.
Rhodes, Quinnaland J. Jr: Motion f reduce bail. The defendant was charged
(2 charges)with sale of a controlled substance; aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon on September 14, 2004 Defenhdant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Way. The State dropped all charges
to 2nd charge of sale of a controlled substance. The defendant entered a plea
of no contest to remaining charges. A 'idiqation was withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 58 days in jail with' ~says credit for time served, $1,272.00
costs and fines, 36 months probatiobfti run concurrent). Cost of supervision
waived. : ,
Suggs, Kristopher M4 Hearing at requttest of probation & parole. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court. Court is waiting on
new evaluation.
Thomas, Robert Walter: Motion to modify probation. Public Defender Kevin
Steiger was present and motion was-granted to allow'defendant to fish off-
shore. ''
Buzbee, Christopher B: Order to show cause. The Public Defender Kevin
Steiger was present ir court to find 'outif order to show cause was served.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
Dillon, Robert J: Charged with manslaughter by auto culp negligence, 2 counts
DUI with serious, injuries on March,9;.1998. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The
case was continued on the Violation of Probation Hearing for December 15,
2004. '. :: .. .
Murray,, Richard Wayne: Charged with, solicitation of armed robbery with
firearm on July 3, 2003: Defendant, was incarcerated.. The. defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in viola-
tion of probation and was found in violation. Probationwas revoked and adju-
dicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to I year and 1 day in prison with
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Description of Vehicle: Make Toyota Model PK Color Black
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/07/04 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
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Cemetery from Page 5

St. Joseph had experienced a boom as a rival shipping port to
Apalachicola and had boasted the first 2 steam powered railroads in
Florida but by the end of 1839, still lagged far behind Apalachicola as
a cotton shipping port.
The last hope for St. Joseph was to become a tourist'town where
those fleeing the unhealthy and cold climate of the north could win-
ter in comfort. A passenger route was opened up, which ran from
Charleston, S.C. to Mobile and New Orleans with a stop in St. Jo-
seph. This meant that there would be a fresh batch of tourists ever
other day. It was hoped that this traffic would revitalize the flagging
economy.
Rumors began to circulate that the people in Apalachicola were try-
ing to buy out the leaders of the St. Joseph community. Apparently,
things had progressed far enough that the purchase was announced
in the Apalachicola newspaper and the transfer of ownership had
probably taken place by the winter of 1840-1841. Those that were


still heavily invested in homes, 'hotels and other facilities in St. Jo-
seph now pinned their hopes even more on tourism, hoping to attract
summer tourists. The climate was reputed to be the best and healthi-
est in the south so this would seem an easy task.
The summer of 1841 changed .that perception forever. Yellow Fever
had been present on the Gulf Coast since at least 1702 but the scourge
struck. St. Joseph with a virulence that has not been seen before or
since. 37 people succumbed between mid June and the end of July
and the epidemic then continued for another 2 months.
Legend 'has it that the fever came, with the arrival of the schooner
Herald out of the Greater Antilles. She brought her dead Captain,
George L.L. Kupfer, to port to bury him. It also brought others who
were sick with the fever. Kupfer died September 19, 1840 and is bur-
ied in the old cemetery. The epidemic did not break out until June of

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Cemetery from Page 7


1841. If this is true, it must have been a mild winter, without a freeze
to kill off the anopheles mosquitoes that transmit the disease and so
the disease must have continued to strike a few people up until June
of 1841. These would have been the reservoir for the epidemic of
1841.
However, it is more likely that the published account of the arrival of
three ships from Havana, one of which had a person on board suffer-
ing from Yellow Fever actually brought this bout of the disease. The
incubation period for Yellow Fever is three days and within three days
of the ships' arrival, an epidemic was raging.
The dead piled up at the gates of houses. The dead wagons rolled
through the streets with the cry "Bring out your dead". Mass graves
were dug and the dead unceremoniously dumped in them. One story
has survived that says that the dead wagon picked up a body on the
street one day. It was taken to the cemetery and placed in a grave
with 9 others. However, this person instead of having Yellow Fever
had pneumonia and during the night he came out of his coma and
seeing himself surrounded by corpses, fled. The next day the
gravediggers seeing that they were one body short, went on ,strike
and refused to enter the cemetery for several days.
People like the Moses family placed barrels of pine tar or pitch around
their homes and lit them to produce a black noxious smoke. While
this was supposed to keep the infectious vapors of the swamps from
getting to potential victims. This was believed to be the source of the
disease. It proved of little use to Mr. and Mrs. Moses who are buried
in the old cemetery, leaving their son Ralph to apparently survive the
epidemic. They had come a long way to die, apparently emigrating
from Israel to St. Joseph.
Among the victims was the wife of former Governor William Pope
DuVal. Nancy Hynes DuVal had been visiting her daughter, Marcia
Price "taking the cure" provided by sea bathing and the fresh Gulf
breezes-the area was then famous for. She died along with almost
75 percent of the town's population.
The fever seems to have been raging in Apalachicola as well. In. the
late summer of 1841, newspapers in both towns suspended publica-
tion. The St. Joseph Times would never open again while the
Apalachicola newspaper through a variety of successors is in opera-
tion today.


Wayne Childers
One of the unexpected benefits of this and other similar epidemics
was what it urged a young doctor to do. John Gorrie, an Apalachicola
physician who had moved there from Marianna, noticed that cooling
the air in the rooms of fever victims brought relief. He therefore set
out to invent a device for cooling the air. Unfortunately or not, his
device continued to freeze up and in that way, he discovered the ice
machine as well as the modem air-conditioner.
By August 25, 1841, only 500 people remained in St. Joseph. Though
the cooler weather ended the epidemic as well as the lack of further
victims, St. Joseph was ruined. To pile coals on this fire, the city was
struck by a hurricane in September, which wreaked further damage
destroying the wharf. By that time, even Peter W. Gautier, Jr., the
U.S. marshal, St. Joseph Times editor and one of the pre-eminent
supporters of St. Joseph was found back in Marianna raising peas
and philosophizing.
Real estate values fell precipitately. Two houses that together had
cost 6,000 dollars were sold for 75 dollars. The residents could not
pay their mortgages and the banks foreclosed only to find themselves
holding worthless property. They then attempted to seize the per-
sonal property of these unfortunate people who to escape them, fled
to Texas, which was not part of the US at the time. Peter W. Gautier,
Jr, also owner of 2 plantations, one at Gautier's Hammock and the
other up near Wewahitchka; left behind some of his slaves at the
latter plantation whose descendents are still to be found in the area.
However, he did take 54 slaves owned by the Union Bank with him to
Texas. In 1843, the town began to be dismantled. On August 12th of
that year, the schooner Phrenologist brought the dismantled portions
of either the Tontine House or the Pavilion to Apalachicola where it
was re-erected on the corner of Commerce and Center Streets. Many
others were also taken to Apalachicola and re-erected.
In the elections of that year, St. Joseph boasted only 19 voters while
Apalachicola had 252. In March of 1844, the legislature changed the
county seat of Calhoun County to Abe Springs signaling that St. Jo-
seph as an entity was once again no more. On September 8th, 1844,
another hurricane struck which has come to be called the great tide.
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day Oak Grove, Florida. He said that the water came not trom the
Gulf but flowed from inland and swept up to his feet some 25 feet
above the ground.
Despite this disaster, some people remained in St. Joseph for years
afterwards. Robert Stewart was buried there in 1847 and the last
1900-century grave there, is that of William P. Broughton, the
17-year-old son of George and Ann.Broughton, buried in 1850. George
Broughton had been the owner of the Mansion House, a hotel in St.
Joseph. The very last grave to be placed in the fenced portion of the
old cemetery was that of Eva Freeman who seems to have been born
in 1889 and died August 5, 1929. There were many others who were
too poor to have stone tombstones or whose marble tombstones were
stolen to be used as steps for homes or slabs to make candy on.
Others buried there include E. R. Gibson, the associate editor of the
United States Telegraph of Washington, D.C., B. Webb, editor of the
Floridian Journal, Henry Langley of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.,
Ben Stone and 7 of his children, Mrs. Tom Richards and two of her
children, Agness and John; Patrick McDonough from County Sligo,
Ireland and his son John, Mrs. George T. Ward, Mrs. S.S. Sibley, Mrs.
Fleming Hixon, Thomas Bertram, Methodist preachers Hamilton and
Seely and Jacob Blackwell and his sister Amelia who died within 5
days of each other in July, 1841.
Jacob and Amelia had one of the sporting houses in St. Joseph and
local legend says that he had a numerous flock of illegitimate mulatto
children. He had left a wife and children in New York to come to
Florida and the characterization of Amelia as his sister, may be some-
what, suspect. In addition to theirfownership of one of the "watering
spots" in St. Joseph, they also had a plantation up near Greenville,
Florida. This and the legend of his personality provided the inspira-
tion for the figure of "Stud" in Rubylea Hall's classic The Great Tide
which along with Alexander Key's The Wrath and the Wind, memori-
alizes the St. Joseph of that period and the hurricane which struck it.
In 1902, there were 7 vaults which are still there and of 8 marble
tombstones and one granite shaft, 6 remain and the shaft. Two of
these are not originals, Captain Kupfer's tombstone is now found in
the Constitution State Museum in Port St. Joe. The other is a re-
placement for Jacob Blackwell's. It may have been broken in 1902
when H.L. Oliver hit a tombstone with his Buick during an outing
from Apalachicola to Old St. Joseph. In 1911, shortly after the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad had been extended to what became
Port St. Joe, A Mr. Gordon reported to the Pensacola newspaper that
he had found the vaults in the old cemetery broken into. There was
one person in St. Joe who for years afterwards, sported a gold watch,
which he claimed he had taken from one of these vaults.
Today, there are more or less two sections of the old cemetery located
on Garrison Avenue. One is fenced and is recognized as the historic
cemetery. The other is presumed to be more recent and contains the
remains of a number of Black residents of the area. The north end of
this area immediately east of the edge of the dirt road running through
it, was used as a potters field up through the late 1950s, mainly for
Black males who were working in the sawmilling or turpentining in-
dustries. Next to these graves were great indentations in the ground
where the mass graves were dug during the 1841 epidemic. One of
the rare Chapman's Rhododendrons was growing next to one of these.
In the late 1980s, all these were bulldozed away including the many
of the small metal grave markers which were then piled on one of the
tombstones belonging to a little girl who had died in 1929. A wrought
iron fenced enclosure was also destroyed at this time. Once the ground

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had been scraped free of vegetation, the graves stood out as orange
areas against the white sand. The basketball court at the St. James
Episcopal church apparently extends out over these burials.
In the summer of 1969, Hale G. Smith, chairman of the Anthropology
Department at FSU, conducted a dig of the old cemetery. His team
located numerous graves and-two intact coffins. One of these was
removed to FSU; While the body inside the coffin had long since been
dissolved by the acidity of the surrounding soil, palmetto roots had
penetrated the joints of the bottom of the coffin, leaving the perfect
impression of the body inside. At the head there was a solid ball of
roots which when cut open, revealed what appeared to be the brain of
the individual, a whitish yellow mass of putrefaction with a corre-
sponding odor.
A search by Dr. Smith for further cemeteries was unsuccessful.
Today, the Historic St. Joseph Cemetery is a quiet and almost unvis-
ited spot. It has been landscaped and a brick walkway, made in part
from bricks salvaged from the old St. Joseph waterfront by the au-
thor, circles the interior. The St. Joseph Historical Society in con-
junction with the City of Port St. Joe has for the last 40 years at-
tempted to preserve what is left despite the acts of vandals who have
at times, broken into the vaults to attempt to steal what has long ago
been stolen. To reach it coming from Apalachicola, turn right off 98
on Garrison Avenue just before the Gulf Franklin Center of Gulf Coast
Community College. Then go through the 4 way stop at Niles road
and it will be on your left about 150 yards further on directly across
from the Gulf County Health Department. Coming from either the
north or the east, turn south off Highway 71 at the Post Office and go
south for a mile or so and pass through the 4 way stop on 20th
Street. It will be on your right just past St. James Episcopal Church.
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Date of this Notice 11/15/04 Invoice No. 8831
Description of Vehicle: Make Honda Model Civic Color Blue
Tag No H79CHE Year 1986 State FL. Vin No. JHMAN5526GC006020
To Owner: James or Audrea Murry To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 192
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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 12/16/04 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 11/15/04 Invoice No. 8834
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Cavalier Color Light Brown
TagNo V35KEV Year 2004 State -FL VinNo. IG1JC52FX47193385
To Owner: PV Holding Corp/ To Lien Holder: The Bank of New York Truste'
Cendant Car Rental Group 300 Center Pointe Drive
P.O. Box 592188 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Orlando, FL 32859-2188

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/06/04, 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
$ 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 12/16/04 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 11/15/04 Invoice No. 8832
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Bronco Color Gray
Tag No X52RZU Year 1998 state FL Vin No. IFMCUI4TOJUB82848
To Owner: Irvin Miller To Lien Holder:
2651 Pine Knoll
Tallahassee, FL 32305


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/06/04 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
$ 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 12/16/04 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 wjil 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


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Comprehensive Plan from Page 1

Well Field Protection

. Objection. 'County failed to adopt a map that identified,
potable water wells and'mapped the protection zones
around the wells. County also failed to adopt polices to
protect the potable water resources of the County.

* Response. Recommend revising map to include well
protection areas around the wells. In addition, Well
Field Protection Ordinance is incorporated into policies.

Dredqe Spoil Sites

n Objection. County's spoil dredge site map is ,
inadequate because it does not anticipate future'dredge
spoil site in anticipation of future county dredging activity.

* Response. The dredge spoil map is accurate. It
reflects the current and anticipated dredging activity
occurring in the county. Recommend leaving dredge
spoil map as drafted.

Urban Sprawl Indicators

* Objection. County failed to include specific urban
sprawl indicators from administrative code in its
comprehensive plan.

* Response. Recommend creating new policy that
specifically references the 13 urban sprawl indicators
from the Florida Administrative Code.


Intensity Standards

* Objection. Franklin County failed to establish intensity
standards for each of its land use categories. In mixed
use categories, Franklin County failed to provide a
percentage distribution of uses.

* Response. Recommend amending land use category to
include an intensity standards. DCA recommends using
floor-to-area ratios. Recommend amending the two
mixed use land use categories to provide a distribution of
uses.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 10/25/04 Invoice No. 9879
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model PK Color Red
TagNo GCU4Z Year 2000 State FL_ inNo. 1GCEK19T6YE193451
To Owner: John D. or Teresa N. To Lien Holder: Suntrust Bank
Granger P.O. Box 305053
1297 Highway 301 Nashville, TN 37230
Lawtey, FL 32058

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
10/14/04 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
$ 668.00 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
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 11/15/04 Invoice No. 8837
Description of Vehicle: Make Oldsmobile Model Cutlass Color Black
Tag No' G92YRM Year 1999 Slale FL__ inNo. 1GNG52M6X6334264
To Owner: Robert Charles Lattimore, Jr. To Lien Holder: Florida Commerce Credit
177 Johnson Street Union
Quincy, FL 32351 P.O. Box 6416
Tallahassee, FL 32314

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/06/04 at the request of CPD 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 12/16/04 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 11/19/04 Invoice No. 9912
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Trail Blazercolor White
Tag No DV40341 Year 2004 state FL VinNo. IGNDS135342358306
ToOwner: Samuel Fuller To Lien Holder: Suntrust Bank
174 Alabama Avenue P.O. Box 305053
Canrrabelle Beach, FL 32322 Nashville, TN 37230


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/14/04 at the request of FCSO/CPD 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
$ 369.00 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 12/23/04 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


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Population Projections


Objection. Clarify the methodology used to calculate
population projections through year 2020.

Response. The County used the data and analysis
created by Florida State University.


Commitment to update Plan

Objection. Franklin County prematurely deleted
polices 11.12 and 11.13.

Response. By revising the comprehensive plan,
policies 11.12 and 11.13 should be deleted.


Transportation Data and Analysis

Objection. DCA' object to data and analysis supporting
transportation element.

Response. Data and analysis is being revised to
accommodate DCA's objection.

Affordable Housinq

* Objection. DCA objected to arbitrary delay of schedule to
accomplish affordable housing goals.

* Response. Recommend revising policies to provide more realistic
goals. County will create affordable housing brochure and support
network by 2006.

* Objection. County failed to provide adequate housing sites as
opportunities for affordable housing.

* Response. Recommend Franklin County adopt an incentive based
policy to encourage developers to build affordable housing.


Eastpoint Stormwater Plan


* Objection. County failed to implement the Eastpoint
Stormwater study.

* Response. The study is 12 years old and therefore
recommend the county revise the study.

Aquifer Recharqe Protection


* Objection. County should not defer developing, aquifer
recharge protection policies.

* Response. The aquifer recharge protection area is the
eastern half of the county. A majority of the area is
protected by the Crooked River and Bald Point
acquisitions. County will create aquifer recharge
protection in the remaining land by adopting the St.
James Island Plan. Such commitments include
treatment to OFW standards.

Water Supply Planninq


Objection. State law requires water supply planning to
be completed by January 1, 2006.

Response. Recommend amending policy to reflect
state mandated deadline. County will continue to work
with water management district.
Habitat Protection
4.

Objection. DCA objected to amending Objective 2 that
struck "fish and wildlife" habitat and replaced it with
"critical" habitat.

Response. Recommend revising Objective to remove
any reference to "critical habitat" and reinserted the
original language of "fish and wildlife."


Continued on Page 10


Carrabelle City
from Page 4

3. World's Smallest Police Station
move: no comment.
4. A bucket truck for Streets and
Roads was bought at low bid.
5. St. Joe's update on the Timber
Island Comp Plan update was
withdrawn.
6. Tommy Larsen's request for
leniency on his 73,000 gallon
water bill, due to a leak on his
property, netted him a $100 re-
duction, equivalent to his histori-
cal use of water, to apply to his
$119 sewer bill portion since he
hadn't used the sewer service. He
will pay for all the water con-
sumeIl.
7. Discussion of multiple resi-
dents, non-related, in one house.
8. Approved Holton Island sketch
plan. Holton Island is the last bit
of land on the west side of the
river's mouth. Access to be by
boat.
9. Approved participation agree-
ment with FDOT to construct 6
hangars for an additional
$36,000. The state to provide the
money.
10. B-D: vacuum sewer system:
99% complete.
11. B-D: Phase 1 reclaimed water
and sewer force main: 98%. Ready
for inspection.
12. B-D: Phase 4 Timber Island
lift station and force main: 13%.
13. B-D: Storage tanks: 73%, fin-
ish 12/04.

Continued on Page 11


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Comprehensive Plan from Page 9
Marinas: Pump-out Facilities

* Objection. DCA objected to delaying policy date to
implement marina pump-out policy

" Response. By adopting section 419 of land
development regulations, County has satisfied DCA
objection.


Stormwater Management


* Objection. DCA objected to delay implementation of
county-wide stormwater management policies.

* Response. County adopted critical shoreline ordinance.
In addition, county adopted St. James Island Policies -
OFW standards.


" Objection. County needs to set reasonable time to
implement dune restoration program.

Response. Recommend establishing December 31,
2007 as deadline for such a program (1) encourage
solicitation of grants for restoration, (2) encourage dune
walkovers, (3) require native vegetation, and (4)
coordinate with TDC for dune awareness education
program and grants.


Coastal Hiqh Hazard

* Objection. County needs to realistically revise its policies to limit use of
public funds in CHHA.
" Response. Recommend that County set December 31, 2006 as deadline.
* Objection. County needs to use 2004 Regional study to establish CHHA.
" Response. County will meet with DCA relating to regional study and
allowable clearance times.
* Objection. Revise polices to remove all new language allowing recreation
facilities in CHHA.
* Response. Recommend policies should be amended based on DCA
direction.
* Objection. Prohibit schools in CHHA.
* Response. Recommend policy prohibit schools in CHHA.


Water Dependent.Uses


* Objection. DCA objected to county policy that'required
county to coordinate with state for access.

* Response. County should clarified its position in light of
Box R and Crooked River acquisitions. County feels it is
important that State provides citizens reasonable access
to public lands.


David McLain, representing the Apalachicola Bay and Riverkeeper:
group, advocated scheduling what he termed a "Public Consensus-
Workshop on Visioning Priorities", a bridge between the visioning pro-
cess and the implementation of that process. He cited public com--
ments on better enforcement, protection of wetlands, concurrency of
infrastructure, impact fees and heritage based economic development..
He also spoke on the need for a public workshop on the Coastal High,
Hazard Area after the four major hurricanes this season. Generally.
speaking, McLain has advocated much more public input into the.
revision process dealing with the draft comp plan.
The next county commission meeting is December 7th at the court-'
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North Florida said they attempted
to work out an agreement with the
Franklin County Health Dept "but
that failed." The other alternative
would be to seek'a separate loca-
tion in Apalachicola, and open it
up to sliding fees. We are obligated
to operate our business, as in any
private business, under the con-
straints of profit and loss. We have
to at least maintain a small mar-
gin in order to stay in business."
Dr. Shezad Sanaullah, Florida
Coastal Cardiology, pointed out
that many local doctors still main-
tain their own practices for in-
sured and uninsured patients.
There is a considerable lag in pay-
ments under Medicare and Med-
icaid. "We, in our clinic, see about
8-10 % indigent care (patients) ...
from year to year. We have a slid-
ing scale... I would be happy to
see all indigent care in the county
if I were getting half-a-million dol-
lars a year." The biggest complaint
I hear from patients is that they
are not getting the care." I do rec-
ognize that they are providing care
to some. They have an obligation
to let the people know, to adver-
tise." He recalled when North
Florida Medical was in the pro-
posal stage, "...They were going to
take this load off the indigent care
... and provide care. It was no
longer going to be a problem. That
hasn't happened.".
A proposal for some reimburse-
ment to physicians seeing indi-
gent patients was made by Dr.
Sanaullah. Mr. Montgomery said
he would check into the feasibil-
ity of the plan. Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders proposed a medi-
cal workshop but Commissioner
Mosconis saw the issues as more
immediate, requiring action. He
moved that Mr. Tice of the
Franklin County Health Dept. be
contacted by letter involving the
Health Department in the issue.
A resident of St. George Island
endorsed Dr. Nancy Chorba's
work for indigent patients.
Marie Marshall urged the Com-
missioners to adopt a more re-
gional, long-range view of the
health situation. Remember,
Franklin is a long county; we need
to work with the counties "next
door." Dr. Tamara Marsh spoke in
support of the plan to create a
health care committee comprised
of professionals and citizens. A
Resolution to this effect was en-
dorsed by the Commissioners.

Board of Adjustment
The Board failed to have a quo-
rum at their November 3rd meet-
ing and had to reschedule to No-
vember 10th.The Board still has
two vacancies that need to be
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On November 10th,the Board
made the following recommenda-
tions:
1. Garlick Environmental acting
as agent for Raymond Hurst
asked for a variance to construct
a single family house 8 1/2feet
into the Critical Habitat Zone and
14 feet into the front setback line
on the bayside of Lot 23, Alligator
Point. There were four letters of
objection to this proposal. Ms.
Harriet Wilson, owner of the
gulfside of Lot 23 was present and
voiced her objections to this re-
quest. Mr. Curenton told those
present that many years ago, the
court had determined that those
lots split by Alligator Drive, which
includes all the lots in the Alliga-
tor Point Subdivision, are sepa-
rate lots. The objections were
based on the size of this lot. The
lots appear to be about 71 feet on
the short side and 97 feet on the
other side. The Board recom-
mended denial of this request as
they felt that this would set a pre-
cedent because of the lot's size.
The issue was tabled until a site
visit could be accomplished.
2. Steve Fling agent for South
Shoal Development requested a
variance to construct an open
deck 16 feet into the Critical Habi-
tat Zone on property described as
South Shoal Village (this is the old
KOA Campground property on
Alligator Point). Mr. Curenton told
the Board that the Critical Shore-
line Ordinance does allow for the
intrusion of open decks into the
Critical Habitat zone. The Board
approved the proposal.
3. Milton Hancock requested a
special exception to cluster 22 lots
on 22 acres on property lying in
Section 18, Township, Township
8 South, Range 5 West, and lying
on the north side of Highway 98
between Eastpoint and
Carrabelle. The Planning and
Zoning Commission reviewed this
request and recommends ap-
proval to the Board of Adjust-
ment. The Board approved the
special exception.
4. Cliff Butler agent for the Gulf
State Community Bank requested
a variance to construct a commer-
cial building 15 feet into the front
setback line off of Island Drive and
one foot into the side setback line
on property described as Lot I and
8, Block 1, David BrownEstates,
Eastpoint. Gulf State Community
Bank plans to build a new build-
ing in the location of their exist-
ing building and the intrusion
would accommodate a drive thru
awning.

Assistant Planner

Mark Curenton presented his re-
port to the Commissioners.
There are still two vacancies on
the Board of Adjustment: one
regular seat and one alternate
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For the Board's information the
aerobic septic system that serves
the restrooms at the County park
on St. George Island was in-
spected on October 12 and found
to be in working order.
The Department of Community
Affairs has notified the County
that they intend to find the Com-
prehensive Plan amendment we
adopted on September 7 for the
St. George Island Resort Village
in compliance.
At the last County Commission
meeting the Board asked me to
report on the income from permit
fees. In 2003 the amount collected
in permit fees was $222,440.31.
From January 1st to November
1st this year the amount collected
in permit fees comes to
$253,604.48. This does not in-
clude other fees collected by our
department.
Another pay request has arrived
from C.W. Roberts for the water
and street work they are doing on
Twin Lakes Road under the com-
munity development block grant.
To meet the County's obligation
for this project the County needs
to pay $84,335.87 toward the
paving of Twin Lakes Road. The
only place the County has funds
available to pay this from is from
the road paving money. The
County can do a change order.to
pay for this out of road paving
funds, but to avoid overrunning
the road-paving budget you
should reduce another project by
a corresponding amount. The
Board approved.
At the last meeting the issue of
Oak Street in Lanark being con-
structed on Mr. Sammie
Simmons's property came up. The
Board asked me to research the
issue. Last week I have distrib-
uted to the Board a package of
information consisting mainly of
minutes from past meetings that
explains what occurred. Origi-
nally this unpaved road ran
across the corner of the property
that is now Bluewater Bay Sub-
division. In 1995 the Board of
County Commissioners voted to
post a "Dead End" .,, sign on Oak
Street at the request of Dr. Ed-
ward Saunders. In 2001 when the
plat of Bluewater Bay was under
consideration, the issue of clos-
ing or relocating Oak Street came
up. After several meetings it was
agreed to relocate Oak Street to
the north side of the existing
power line. I spoke to Mr.
Chipman, and his memory is that
the County built this new road.

Consultant County Planner
Alan Pierce presented this report
to the Commissioners.
The Franklin County Airport Ad-
visory Committee has been work-
ing with several seafood dealers
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a seafood industrial park on Air-
port property. A survey was done
for one of the dealers, for which
the county has a copy, but that
survey did not meet the expecta-
tions of the, Committee. Subse-
quently at least one other seafood
dealer has expressed interest in
participating with the project.
Since it appears that the survey
was authorized by the Advisory
Committee, but was not autho-
rized by the county commission,
and that survey is no longer use-
ful to the party that paid for it, I
recommend the county pay for the
survey since it is of county prop-
erty, and have the survey certi-
fied to the county. Cost of survey
is $900 to Edwin Brown and As-
sociates.
The airport has a grant to either
build or relocate fencing to pro-
vide greater security. The county
Road Dept. has been drafted to
provide assistance, but the assis-
tance the Road Dept. has made
also included clearing and grub-
bing a 100-foot wide right of way
for a proposed road that does not
have any funding. It appears the
road is several years out of a fund-
ing possibility so some of the work
the road department is currently
doing will have been grown over
by the time funding for the road
becomes a reality.

FEMA has approved, and I have
signed, Project Worksheets (PW)
for reimbursements totally
$422,000 at this time. This is re-
imbursements to the county for
the Road Department and Emer-
gency Management. The Sheriffs
Office is handling its own reim-
bursement requests. The PW is a
large project, because it is over
$50,000 and over $100,000
meaning the county will have to
justify the proposed reimburse-
ments and make a request for re-
imbursement. The other PW are
considered small, and this money
will just show up at some point.
The only outstanding issue for
FEMA in the county is what to do
about Alligator Point Road. At this
time, FEMA is considering repairs
to the road worth approximately
$195,000 and a Hazard Mitigation
request that would add another
$117,000 to the effort. FEMA is
now considering raising the
amount of funds available for
mitigation, and we should now
within two weeks.
I have a copy of the FEMA Disas-
ter Relief Funding Agreement for
Board files, which county eligible
for FEMA funding.
Parking improvements along 12th
St. for old and new Health Depart-
ment buildings. Both buildings
use parking that is in the 12th St.
right-of-way. The cars have to
back out into the traffic. The
county and Preble-Rish have ex-
amined the situation, and recom-
mend the following. Remove the


grass area in tront ot the Dr.
Miniat's office and create a park-
ing lot that will access from exist-
ing emergency room drive. Block
all current parking on 12th St. His
office will gain one space from
,what he currently has.
For the current Health Depart-
ment continue to work with the
Apalachee Mental Health Clinic to
secure approval to build a park-
ing lot on their property to serve
both buildings, and then block all
parking on 12th St. in front of the
Health Department. This should
increase Health Department
parking.
Board action to approve two
amendments to the Local Mitiga-
tion Strategy. The first amend-
ment is to add a project requested
by the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, which if
awarded will provide funds to the
Water Management District to fly
the coastline of the county and
create current topographic and
elevation data of the coastline.
There is no cost to the county, and
the information should be avail-
able to the county. Board action.
The second amendment is specifi-
cally for a project in Apalachicola,
but could be expanded to include
other areas. The second amend-
ment will be to add a project
which seeks funding to photo-
graph and illustrate on the pho-
tograph the height of flood levels
of different storm events for land-
mark buildings in the Apalach-
icola, and around the county if so
desired by the Board. At this time,
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber is
requesting this project be added
for Apalachicola, because it will
be used as part of an education
program targeting historic struc-
tures in Apalachicola.


Carrabelle City
from Page 9

14. B-D: Waste water treatment
plant: just started.
15. B-D: DOC force mains:
started; resolving legal issues.
16. Approved change in terminol-
ogy of Ken Cope Road completion
document.
17. Approved storage tanks
change orders, including a change
from 10" pipe to 18" for future
capacity.
18. Approved pay request 2 for
storage tank project, amount of
$230,127.66, and request 3 in the
amount of $344,818.62.
19. Decision to hold a workshop
to discuss hiring and advertising
for a City Administrator/Assis-
tant/ Manager or something simi-
lar.
20. City Police to make use of time
clock.
21. Developers to be charged for
use of City Attorney time.

New Business

1. Georgian Village project given
first view. Innovative in its incor-
poration of retail space with liv-
ing spaces "over", and adding
parking spaces to city.
2. Approved 6 townhomes for
Carrabelle Boat Club property.
3. Tabled 120 townhomes for Mr.
Baroody, former owner of Julia
Mae's restaurant.
4. Paul R. Rieur's request to re-
zone land at 30A and Gulf Avenue
from R-1 to R-4. To go to public
hearing on 12/2. Represented by
Gene Langston.
5. Dan Ausley requested annex-
ation of one lot on Highway 98 just
west of the bridge. To public hear-
ing.
6. Dan Ausley also scheduled
public hearing to vacate/abandon
the right-of-way portion of 13 St.
West and part of Avenue A North
between 12 Street and 13 Street.
7. Dan Cox, city attorney, re-
quested a public hearing for ap-
proval of an in-home professional
office in R-2 zone.
8. Action on participation in a
"Water Matters" seminar in Or-
lando: to go to workshop.

Ordinances

First readings:
10.53 acres in Baywood Es-
tates, A-1 to R-1.
Annex one lot at end of 3 Riv-
ers Road into the city.
Carraway Bay Plantation to
establish a PUD.
Carraway Landing PUD.
Rezone St. Joe's 45 acres on
Timber Island T- 1 to C-1.
Ordinance to align city land
use administration with the
state's.
Second Reading Adoptions:
Sewer system-city to pay for
repairs.
DB Donahoe's abandonment
of Ridge Street from SE Ave
C to SE Ave D.
City's river lot to be annexed
into city.
Amending city's comp plan to
adopt a sub-area policy for
commercial use, and to
change the future land use
map of Carrabelle to make
certain land commercial.

Resolutions

Here's a new slant for this publi-
cation: "Figure this one out for
yourself, we give up": A resolution
of the city of Carrabelle, Florida,
authorizing the mayor to execute
and deliver all documents to the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation for the supplemental joint
participation agreement:
6-stacked T-hangers; Project No.
41375219401; Franklin County.
-We think it was a test of wake-
fulness of spectators-

Public Comment

Too late for this.

Adjournment


Board approved adding the
project to the Local Mitigation 11:30 p.m. Good night.
Strategy.
Boyd Urges Reopening Of Grouper

Fisheries In The Gulf Of Mexico
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) sent a letter to the United States
Department of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries urging the re-
opening of deep and shallow water fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico to provide
three to four more weeks of fishing for Florida fishermen,
On November 15, 2004, the Fisheries Service ended all fishing for shallow-water
grouper based on questionable projections that the sub-quota for red grouper
of 5.3 million pounds had been filled. This followed an extremely early closure
of the deep-water grouper fishing in July. These two closures, the first ever for
these fisheries, have added significantly to the economic harm suffered by the
fishing industry and coastal communities in the Gulf.
"This is an issue of great importance to the state of Florida," said Congress-
man Boyd. "Commercial fishermen and fishing dependent communities were
hit especially hard by this year's unprecedented and destructive hurricane
season. Having not yet reached quota, a limited reopening of these fisheries
will allow out fishermen to recover some of these losses during the month of
December and help alleviate the current economic emergency in the fishing
community."
The fishing industry has requested the reopening of the deep and shallow
water fisheries by using scientifically derived quotas for this year only. The
red grouper fishery can sustain an additional 1.29 million pounds of land-
ings, and still meet the fishing targets recommended by the stock assessment
panel.
As for deep-water, the fishing industry has asked for the reopening to harvest
the stock at last year's levels. The limited reopening would allow the harvest of
an additional 140,000 pounds of the decpwater stock.

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