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* Volume 13, Number 26 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER December 24, 2004 January 6,2005


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Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Housing Affordability 1, 6 Second Circuit Court .. 5, 6
Marsh Restoration ...... 1, 7 St. George Civic Club ...... 7
Eastpoint Postmaster ..... 1 County Health Committee6
Franklin Briefs ........ 2, 7 FCAN............................ 8
Editorial & Commentary Business Card Directory 9
.................................. 3, 4 Bookshop .................. 10


Marsh Restoration Project
Concludes


By Dustin Paulson
Two years ago, construction of the
St. George Island bridge impacted
sea grass by shading it from sun-
light required for it to flourish.
Now, thanks to the work of state
agencies, conservation groups
and numerous volunteers, visi-
tors can enjoy the restored marsh
and a newly constructed picnic
area as part of the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research Re-
serve.
The process started when the
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District and Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research Re-
serve began researching what
sites in the area could use help.
They settled on the site at Cat
Point for various reasons, accord-
ing to Bill Osborne, An
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
(ABARK) Volunteer Coordinator
for the project.
Mainly, the site was in close prox-
imity to the lost sea grass from
the area, which had resulted from
construction of the bridge just
west of the site.
. Saltwater marsh is important be-
cause it helps to prevent erosion


of the shoreline and provides
aquatic habitat for numerous
marine species. It also protects
shoreline property and preserves
the beauty of the area, Osborne
said. Researchers understood
how valuable the habitat at the
site would be once the project was
completed. "It was a good place
to create a viable; educational
venue," Osborne said.
The picnic area, complete with
covered tables, was also built at
the site.
To rebuild the saltwater marsh at
Cat Point, researchers needed to
find an area with similar condi-
tions to serve as the marsh donor
site, where volunteers would be
removing sections of marsh to
transplant at the new site. They
settled on the bayside of Little St.
George Island.
After that, the process was mostly
mechanical, Osborne said.
Volunteers, armed with 5-gallon
buckets and posthole diggers, re-
moved sections of marsh and sea
grass from Little St. George and
planted them at Millender's Site.

Continued on Page 7


St. George Plantation
Manager Resigns


Rep. Will S. Kendrick (D)
Carrabelle, Chairman of the
Franklin County Legislative Del-
egation, announced today that the
annual local public hearing will
he held on Tuesday, January 4th,
2005, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in
the Franklin County Commission
Chambers, 33 Market Street,
Apalachicola, FL.
Rep. Kendrick, Speaker Allan
Bense and Senator Al Lawson,
who make up the Franklin County
Legislative Delegation. look for-
ward to meeting with citizens and
elected officials in a town hall
meeting to discuss issues of in-
terest to both elected officials and
the general public. More specifi-
cally, the purpose of these meet-


Services
Alan Pierce was hired as Franklin
County Director of Administrative
Services at a special interview
meeting held at the courthouse
annex on Tuesday, December
21st.
Mr. Pierce has been a long term
employee in the Franklin County
Planning Office having left his
position as County Planner last
April 2004 when he joined
Preble-Rish. He was selected for
the new position from a field of
two viable candidates that made
an appearance before the Board
of County Commissioners on
Tuesday afternoon. Six applicants
originally filed for the position, but
only two made an appearance for
an interview. The second candi-
date was Kent Shroeder,
Apalachicola.
Several weeks earlier, District I
Commissioner Russell Crofton
announced his point-of-view to
recruit an administrator from a


ings is to bring up local issues
AND any proposed local legisla-
tion.
"These hearings are valuable in
making us aware of the concerns
and needs of Franklin County",
said Rep. Kendrick, "We look for-
ward to hearing, directly from our
constituency as to how we can
best be of service to them during
the Legislative Session which be-
gins on March 8, 2005."
To ensure full participation and
accessibility for all meeting at-
tendees, according to the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
please let us know of any special
accommodations you may require
by calling my Tallahassee office
at 850-488-7870.


larger field than "local candi-
dates". The Board agreed to widen
their search for additional appli-
cants but the search became a
narrow one anyway, most likely
due to the ambiguous salary at-
tached to the position. Finally,
after the interviews, the Board
unanimously approved Bevin
Putnal's motion to hire Mr. Pierce,
seconded by Russell Crofton.
County Finance officer Ruth Wil-
liams informed the Board that
there was no provision for the
administrator salary but the
Board has decided to make an
offered $52,500 from contin-
gency.
Mr. Pierce was called back into the
Boardroom and informed of their
unanimous vote. He said that he
would be able to begin his new
position before the end of Decem-
ber but no certain date was es-
tablished due to notice require-
ments to be given to his present
employer, Preble-Rish. The ses-
sion ended with many congratu-
latory gestures and good wishes.


Paul Bosarge resigned unexpect-
edly from the Plantation Owners'
Association two weeks ago after a
few months on the job.
Mr. Bosarge was hired by the
gated community Board of Direc-
tors in December 2003. He was
Community Association Manager
with the Double Diamond Man-
agement Company in Reno, Ne-
vada where he managed the op-
erations of a large-scale commu-
nity association. A January 2004
newsletter of the'association, The
Soundings, reported that Bosarge


"...has an excellent working
knowledge of community property
management and brings his
strengths in budgeting and fi-
nance, project management and
contract negotiations to the POA."
Bosarge also worked in the
planned community of Summer-
lin in Las Vegas and with the Eu-
gene Burger Management Corpo-
ration in Reno.
Bosarge was the second manager
hired by the Board of Directors
within the last two-year period.


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Lionel Bliss is the new Eastpoint Postmaster, commuting
into the Franklin County area from Crawfordville, Florida.
Mr. Bliss has been a Supervisor at the Tallahassee Post
Office for the last seven years, since 1997. He was also a
city carrier for another four years, and prior to that, he
worked in the postal services in Tarpon Springs for yet
another four years, beginning his postal service in 1980.
He married Cheryl Dyer that same year, meeting her in
Tarpon Springs. They have one son and a daughter.
His spare time hobbies are hunting and fishing. "I looked
forward to coming into Eastpoint for this job because of
the rural character of the area, and my interest in having
more direct involvement in handling the mail." When this
interview was conducted, he was in the middle of sorting
mail into postal boxes. Lionel does not foresee any major
changes in postal operations in Eastpoint at the present
time, maintaining hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and
10 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. He arrives on site about 7
a.m. daily, driving over 100 miles each day, round trip.


Base-line Study Now Affirms

Housing Affordability

Approaching A Crisis, Driven
By Escalating Land Costs
Abetted By Construction
And Speculation That Drive

Up Prices

In Franklin County, Affordability Problems Are Worse
A privately funded study of housing affordability in Gulf County is
the first "base-line" analysis of trends and regional comparisons pre-
pared for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund by two Florida State University
professors, released in late October 2004.
The principal investigators, Dr. Ralph S. Brower and Janet Dilling,.
presented their report at a special meeting on housing affordability
held at the Gulf-Franklin Center in November.
Among their findings is the conclusion that "Housing affordability in
Gulf County is approaching a crisis, driven primarily by escalating
land costs as construction and speculation drive up the price of prop-
erties along the coast and inland navigable waterways." Moreover,
the numbers of dilapidated homes is increasing in the predominantly
African-American community in North Port St. Joe.
The study also concluded that the affordability of housing in Gulf
County was exacerbated by the closing of the St. Joe Paper Co, and
the decline in fisheries-related employment. Additionally, the economic
base of Gulf County increasingly depends on vacation homes and
tourist-focused businesses, which contribute to the escalation of land
prices. In the long term, the study authors concluded, tourist fo-
cused businesses and vacation homes will also require the types of
service jobs and employees who are presently unable to afford local
housing.
Gulf County has larger proportions of its households in the very low
and extremely low-income categories compared to other counties
across Florida. This problem is similar in adjacent counties. In Franklin
and Calhoun counties, the profile of low-income households is far
worse than Gulf County. Moreover, in Franklin and Gulf counties,
housing prices have experienced steep increases since 1997.
The low-incomes and high housing prices have direct impact on the
affordability of housing in Gulf and other counties. Households that
have incomes below a median income cannot obtain housing without
paying more than 30 percent of their income. The data for median
incomes comes from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) in a listing they issue of area median incomes by Metropolitan
Statistical Areas and by county each year. The median income for
Gulf County families used in their report was $41,300.
Data on median incomes, housing prices, and location are brought
together in an "Affordability index" for Gulf and Franklin counties
which also enables comparisons with other regions in Florida. The
study concludes that the affordability index for Gulf County shows a
negative trend since 1995. Franklin and Calhoun counties have lower
affordability indices than Gulf County. In the study analysis, the most
affordable county for housing is Bradford, ranked 1 in 67 counties.
Gulf county is ranked 61 and Franklin ranked 64 in 67 counties.
These data are from indices developed by the Shimberg Center at the
University of Florida.
Between 2000 and 2003, housing sale prices escalated in various
regions of Gulf County, with the most dramatic changes in Port St.
Joe, Cape San Blas and Stillman's Bayou areas.
The study was conducted between June and October 2004 at the
request of the Jess Ball duPont Fund. The study authors concluded
that the housing affordability problem has the following factors that
contribute to the problem.
1. Escalated land costs since 1999 with the most pronounced in-
creases for properties near the coast and along navigable inland wa-
terways.
2. Households have been adversely affected by the closing of the St.
Joe papermill and a declining fisheries economy.
3. Local infrastructure institutions such as the school district and
medical providers have had difficulties attracting new personnel be-
cause of the unavailability of affordable housing.
4. Gulf County has a growing trend toward greater numbers of vaca-
tion homes and tourist-focused businesses but this trend contrib-
utes to the escalation of land prices. In the longer term, vacation
homes and tourism will require service sector employees who are pres-
ently unable to afford housing.
5. The Gulf-Franklin community college campus is not convenient to
some of the poorer residents who lack reliable transportation, and
the course offerings do not include many of the basic skills that the
service sector demands.
6. In areas where large numbers of lower income households reside,
such as North Port St. Joe, many homes are becoming dilapidated.
7. The St. Joe Company owns the majority of properties in Gulf County
on which future building might occur.
8. Water and sewer utilities are limited primarily to the areas near the
city of Port St. Joe and the costs to extend these utilities deter
large-scale development in the counties unincorporated areas.
9. Gulf County receives $350,000 annually under the SHIP program
(State Housing Initiatives Partnership) and the monies go to rehabili-
tation and purchase assistance. However, many applicants applying
for purchase assistance cannot qualify for mortgages, so some of the
funds are targeted to rehabilitation. There are no governmental or
nonprofit entities in the county that participate in the HOME pro-
gram and other programs facilitated by the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation. This program offers funding for home buyer programs,
rental housing programs, rehabilitation and tenant-based rental as-
sistance.
10. The completed comprehensive plans for Gulf County and the City
of Port St. Joe were completed in 1990 and the sections of these
plans were based on data relating to housing needs from the 1980
census and building permit data between 1980 and 1988. An Evalu-
ation and Appraisal Report (EAR) is required by the State of Florida
to be filed every seven years. Both the County and City filed their first
EAR report in 1998. The general purposes of the EAR are to encour-
age citizen participation, update baseline data, assess the attainment
of goals, objectives and policies, identify problems that result in un-
derachievement and to modify goals, objectives and policies to cor-
rect discovered problems. The study concluded that the comprehen-
sive plans for both the County and City were badly out-of-date. The
staff at the County Planning and Building Dept. have indicated an
interest in incorporating data from the current study into their EAR
activities as they make some changes to the 1998 EAR report.

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Franklin County Legislative
Delegation Hearing Set


In Franklin County

Alan Pierce Hired As
Director Of Administrative


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Franklin

Briefs

December 21, 2004

Present: Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders;
Commissioner Bevin Putnal;
Commissioner Russell
Crofton; Commissioner Noah
Lockley. Jr. and
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis.
Kendall Wade was presented a
plaque and certificate of apprecia-
tion by the Board of County Com-
missioners for his service as
County Clerk. He is retiring and
this was his last board meeting.

Extension Director
Bill Mahan announced that the
county has received written con-
firmation from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission that
Franklin County has been
awarded $275,000 for the devel-
opment of a regional boat ramp
on the Box-R property off of Bluff
Road. The next step in the pro-
cess is to develop and sign a
memorandum of understanding
between the County and the FWC
on the construction of the boat
ramp. The Franklin County
project was ranked fourth in a
field of seven proposals for public
launching facilities.

Board of Adjustment
.The Board of Adjustment met
December 1, 2004 with the follow-
ing recommendations:
1) The Board of Adjustment rec-
ommends approval for a variance
to construct a seawall within the
Critical Habitat Zone for David M.
Lupoli and Brett A. Hensley on Lot
52, Holiday Beach, Unit 1, Alliga-
tor Point. This property is located
on a canal and the adjacent lot
already has a seawall. The Board
approved.
2) The Board of Adjustment rec-
ommends approval for a variance
to construct a seawall/bulkhead
within the Critical Habitat Zone
for Joe Hambrose on Lot 1, Alli-
gator Point Subdivision, Alligator
Point. There is an existing revet-
ment on the adjacent lot. The
Board approved.
3) The Board of Adjustment rec-
ommends approval for a variance
to construct a house 3 feet above,
the nine ft..height limit set by
county. ordinance. The overall
height, of the house will be well
within the county requirements of
35 feet from the bottom floor. It is
a single story house. This variance
was requested by Renegade
Homes, agent for Fred Thurmond.
The Board approved.
4) The Board of Adjustment rec-
ommends denial of a request for
a swimming pool on Lot 5, Block
12, Unit One West, St. George Is-
land. The applicant, Blue Water
Pools, agent for Steve Noel, was
at the meeting and told the Board
that the request is to encroach 15
feet into the setback line off of 4h
West. This is a platted street, but
has not yet been opened. Mr.
Curenton visited the site and said
that the pool could be relocated
on the lot so that a variance would
not be necessary. The Board ap-
-proved the denial.
'5) The Board of Adjustment rec-
ommends denial of a request for
'Stan Brown, agent for Booth
'Holding Trust, to build a house
five feet into both side setback
-lines on property located on
Carrabelle Beach in Section 30,
Township 7 South, Range 4 West.
Mr. Curenton said the applicant
wants to build a 30 ft wide house
on a 40 ft wide lot. The applicant
was asked to build a 20 ft. house
which will require no variances.
The Board approved the denial.

Consultant Report
Consultant Alan Pierce presented
his report to the Board.
S'This is an update on Box "R" boat
ramp. No costs can be incurred
Son grant until grant documents
.are signed. FWC is preparing the
grant documents and should have
Them to the county in January.
SSince the county will be leasing
the area from FWC, an FWC bi-
ologist has made some biological
Assessment of the site, and the
Issues he raised will have to be
addressed in the lease agreement.
I am waiting receipt of the biologi-
* cal assessment, and perhaps a
draft lease agreement. There have
Been some personnel changes at
FWC so it is hard to get someone
tb release any document. The


grant is for $275,000, with
$25,000 estimated for design and
permitting costs, and $250,000
for construction.
When the grant documents are
signed, and the lease agreement
is complete, Preble-Rish, Inc. will
recommend that the first phase
include obtaining the necessary
.permits for the road and the
ramp, and begin construction on
:both the road and the ramp. The
board may choose to have the
county road department improve
the road and the parking area,
with grant funds to be used for
-materials, or the board may
. choose to bid out all road con-
struction. At this time, we are only
recommending a limerock road
and parking area. Preble-Rish,
Inc. believes the county road de-


apartment can construct the road
and ramp with proper construc-
tion plans. This will save grant
funds for the ramp itself Rough
estimates for a 3 lane ramp and
finger piers is $150,000. This
means that if the road and other
improvements are constructed for
less than $100,000, a second
phase of the grant would not be
necessary. FWC is prepared to
support a phased approach, but
if construction costs are within
the funds available we will not
apply for a second phase. There
are other boat ramp improve-
ments needed in the county, one
of which is that the City of
Apalachicola needs to finish reno-
vating the Battery Park boat
ramp."
'This is an update on the Alliga-
tor Point beach renourishment
project. Inactivity and lack of as-
sistance by the state and federal
government is limiting the options
available to the Board in its ef-
forts to protect the Alligator Point
Road. There has been no progress
at either the state or federal level
in providing funds or sand for Al-
ligator Point. At this time the only
funds available are FEMA funds,
and it is only six months and one
week from the beginning of next
hurricane season. It is only five
months and one week to the be-
ginning of next year's turtle nest-
ing season.
Preble-Rish, Inc. recommends the
Board hire Roddenberry Survey-
ors to survey the Alligator Point
revetment area in state plane co-
ordinates and NAGVD measure-
ments. The survey will cover from
a minus two feet elevation below
the toe of the existing revetment
to the back side of the Alligator
Drive right-of-way. The survey will
be used to develop plans and
specifications in accordance with
the FEMA damage reports. Engi-
neering services are reimbursable
from FEMA.
The survey will also be used as
part of the DEP permit applica-
tion. Preble-Rish, Inc. recom-
mends the Board direct it to sub-
mit the DEP application for work
consistent with the FEMA dam-
age report. Actual construction of
the project should take approxi-
mately 60 days, but obtaining the
pen-nit could take 90 days or
more. The Board should be pre-
pared to declare a local state of
emergency by March 1 which will
allow the Board to take protective
action on road even if a DEP per-
mit has not been issued. The
Board should also direct the
Chairman to send a letter to See.
Castille, DEP, informing her of the
Board's lack of options at this
time. It will not be prudent for the
Board to allow another hurricane
season to arrive without taking
protective action. Board action to
authorize a survey., send a letter
to DEP Secretary,' and direct
Preble-Rish, Inc. to begin permit
application. The Board approved
the recommendations.
Commissioner Crofton requests
approximately 200 feet of resur-
facing be done on Gulf Beach
Drive, between the north and
south lanes of Franklin Blvd,
which is legally part of the DOT
road system, and about 75 of east
Gulf Beach Dr. I have spoken to
DOT and the Board can resurface
that section and send a letter to
DOT saying it is doing that. Com-
missioner Crofton would like con-
sideration of resurfacing what is
known as "the S-curve" on Gorrie
Drive, which is about 100 feet of
road surface around The Villas of
St. George. And he would also like
to have Washington St. in
Eastpoint resurfaced. The Board
approved the proposed changes.

Airport Advisory
Ted Moesteller advised the Board,
"In September, we were notified
by Mr. David Roberts, FDOT Air-
port Inspection and Safety Man-
ager, of deficiencies listed in the
current annual airport inspection.
In negotiations with Mr. Roberts I
have been successful in obtain-
ing an extension until January
31st, as I reported to you last
meeting. I have since received a
confirming letter to this effect."
"In a letter to Florida Airport Man-
agers on November 5, 2004, Mr.
Richard C. Null, Aviation Opera-
tions Administrator informed us
that the Florida Legislature en-
acted legislation concerning air-
port inspections and FDOT en-
forcement. Thus, Chapter 14-60,
Florida Administrative Code was
revised."
"Revised Chapter 14-60 became
effective October 10, 2004. These
revisions affect licensing stan-
dards, marking, and signage for
Florida Public Airports. These
standards are now in effect and


have been applied to the current
inspection of our airport. I under.
stand that the next inspection wil
be even more stringent, so there
will be more work to do. Our goal
at the moment is to get past this
annual inspection and have our
license-which has officially ex-
pired-renewed."
"In response to our request and
negotiations with Gulf County of-
ficials and in their effort to help
grow Apalachicola Airport, the
Gulf County Commission has ap-
proved providing crews and
equipment to assist Franklin
County crews to fell offending veg-
etation that has put the airport's
license in jeopardy. It is not their
intention to do the work for us but
to assist us. We must all work dili-
gently together in order to com-
plete this chore expeditiously. Mr.
Don Butler reported that possi-
bly they can start this week. I
would hope that our crews can get
back on the project as soon as
possible to do our part. As stated
previously, FDOT has set the
deadline at January 31st."
"Basically, the project is to clear
cut a swat of vegetation, 1000'
wide at the end of each runway
all the way to the property line
and in some cases beyond. Our
crews already have downed some
3 100 feet of major offending veg-
etation between RW 13/31 and
18/36. Another large swat of veg-
etation needs to be bush hogged
between RW 06/24 and 13/3 1.
It-is desirable to clear in such a
manner that in the future it can
be simply mowed as is the rest of
the airport."
"It would appear that some sort
of official request of Gulf County
for this help is in order. if Also,
after the work is completed, a let-
ter or resolution of appreciation
should be in order." The Board
approved.
"As you know, January 31st is
fast approaching and there is very
much work to be done. Also,
please note that the work has to
be done, then we notify Mr. Rob-
erts for another inspection which
must be performed before the
deadline. He is very busy, as there
are other airports in the same
situation as we are."
"Would you consider an emer-
gency purchase of a bush hog to
attach to our airport tractor, so
that we can also assist in a small
way in this endeavor? A John
Deere Model 709 7' Brush mower
can be purchased from the state
bid list for $3 504 (List $4867)
through John Deere and Beard
Equipment Co. of Panama City."
The Board approved.
Because the agenda was crowded,
the Board scheduled Ted
Moesteller at the next meeting in
January at 10:00 a m.

Planning 'aIdoning
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met on December 14,
with the following recommenda-
tions:
The Commission recommends
approval of the following Critical
Shoreline Applications. The Board
approved all of the following:
a) Elliott Fann to construct a
single family private dock on Lot
12, Driftwood Estates, 2724 High-
way 98 East, St. James. The dock
will extend 389 feet out mostly
over marsh with a 20x6 platform.
The application was submitted by
GEA, Inc. (Garlick Environmen-
tal Associates).
b) Jim Kimnan to construct a
single family dock on Lot 4, Si-
lent Waters, 2940 Creek Side
Drive, Carrabelle. The dock will
extend 2 1 feet with a 20x4 plat-


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was submitted by GEA, Inc.
c) Clint Cothran to construct a
single family dock on Lot 16,
Schooner Landing, 2307 Tally Ho,
St. George Island. The dock will
extend 66 feet with a 6x25 cov-
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was submitted by Larry Joe
Colson.
d) Steve Lowe to construct a single
family dock on Lot 11, Emerald
Point Beach, 1911 US Highway
98, Eastpoint. The dock will ex-
tend out 150 feet 1Ox16 platform.
The application was submitted by
GEA, Inc.
The following rezoning requests
were reviewed:
Pete Wilson asked for a rezoning
for Steamers at 518, US Highway
98 West of Apalachicola to go from
C-1 Commercial Fishing to C-2
Commercial Business. He wants
to be able to rent rooms upstairs
in this building. It was suggested
that Mi. Wilson apply for a Spe-
cial Exception however, the C-1
District Prohibits hotels and mo-
tels. The Planning & Commission
was concerned because it appears
Mr. Wilson's already advertising
and renting these rooms, The
Planning and Commission recom-
mends denial of this rezoning re-
quest. The Board had a discus-
sion concerning the need for a
Code Enforcement Officer. The
Board of County Commissioners
discussed the possible creation of
a special zoning to contemplate
this activity.
Blair Morgan requested a land use
change and zoning for a 6 acre
parcel located north of Eastpoint
nn rHiihwav 65 at Fort Gadsden
State Park near the county line.
He is requesting a change from
R-6 Rural Residential to R-1
Single Family Residential. The
Commission recommends ap-
proval of this land use and rezon-
ing because there are areas in this
vicinity that have already been
changed. A public hearing will be
scheduled.
The Commission recommends
approval of a request from Doug
Loveless to rezone Lots 2 and 3,
Gulfview Woods from R- I to R- 1
A, which would allow 3 lots per
acre. Water and Sewer is available
and it fronts on a pave road. A
public hearing will be scheduled.


proval to the Board of Adjustment
for a Special Exception to cluster
14 lots on a, 15.17 acre parcel to
be known as Rivercrest on Janu-
ary 5th. The parcel is located on
Bay City Road, north of
Apalachicola. They also recom-
mended ketch plat approval con-
tingent on the Board of Adjust-
ment approval. The application w
submitted by Garlick Environ-
mental Associates, Inc., agent for
Betty Walker.
The Commission recommends
approval of a sketch plat for a 4
lot subdivision to be known as
"One Particular Harbor", on a 4.8
acre parcel located at 873 US
Highway 98, Eastpoint. The lots
will all be at least one acre in size.
(This action is contingent on the
property owner, Mi. Gibbs, sub-
mitting a letter of authorization.)
The Board approved.
The Commission recommends
approval for a final plat for "Red
Fish Run", located in Eastpoint on
Highway 98 between the Gulf
View Campground and Highway
65. The subdivision consists of 3
one acre plus lots. The request
was submitted by Garlick Envi-
ronmental Associates, agent for
Heath Galloway, owner. Board
approved.
The Commission recommends
approval for a final plat for a 5 lot
subdivision known as New River
Run, Phase III off of Mill Road in
Carrabelle. The request was sub-
mitted by Garlick Environmental
Associates, Inc., agent for Coast-
line Properties of North Florida,
LLC. These will be five one acre
lots. The Board approved.
Stephen Nash came before Plan-
ning and Zoning asking to build
a boat storage facility on his prop-
erty located at 1000 Bluff Road,
Apalachicola. The property is
zoned R-4 Single Family Home
Industry and Mr. Nash lives on the
property. In the past, the county
has considered boat storage as an
acceptable use in residential
home industry districts. However,
recently there have been objec-
tions from property owners con-
cerning this practice. Because it
is not specifically provided for in
the zoning code, I need guidance
concerning this issue. The Board
approved.

Assistant Planner
Mark Curenton informed the
Board that "there are still two va- .
cancies on the Board of Adjust-
ment: one regular seat and one
alternate seat. Russell Crofton
nominated Richard Harper. The
Board approved."
"The National Guard has provided
Franklin County a copy of the
grant application they submitted
to the state for the,Naional Guard ;
Armory." .
"I have a resolutipni authorizig,.
the Chairman's signature on the
DOT grant for Phase III of the St.
George Island Bicycle Path that
the Board approved on December
7. The Board approved."
"I have a Joint Participation
Agreement from DOT to relocate
the fuel farm at the Apalachicola
Airport. It is for $160,000 and is
100% funded by DOT. I need
Board approval of the JPA and a
resolution authorizing the
chairman's signature on the JPA.
The Board approved."
'At the last meeting I brought up
the opportunity for the County to
ipply or more landscaping grants
long state and county roads. We
have a request from St. George
island to apply for $100,000 to
landscape the cast side of the
auseway leading onto the island.
have a copy of the proposal
showing that the existing boat
ramp there will remain."


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The Board also asked that each
member come up with possible
landscaping projects in their dis-
trict. Commissioner Lockley con-
tacted our office about possible
sites in the city of Apalachicola.
Rich Reeves has compiled a list
of possible sites for landscaping
throughout the County for the
Board's consideration. If the
Board is interested in pursuing
these landscaping projects, I will
have Rich work up a preliminary
design and cost estimate for each
one for the Board's approval. Be
aware that this is not a one-time
application. If other possible
projects come up in the future we
can apply for them at that time.
After the last County Commission
meeting several Board members
asked Rachel Ward to write a let-
ter stating that Donnie Crum's
property at 1063 Highway 65 was
in compliance with the zoning so
he can be certified as a seafood
dealer. I have a copy of that letter
for the.Board's file, and I need the
Board's approval of it. The Board
approved.
Skinny Mini's: C-4 vs. C-5
Richard E. Noble
Public hearing concerning lots
1-4, block 7, unit one, St. George
Island from C-2 commercial busi-
ness to C-4 mixed use residential
was one of the leading discussions
at this week County Commission
meeting.
Property owners in the past on the
Island have been able to make this
change. Basically this change al-
lows a commercial property owner
to use his commercial lot(s) to
build a Skinny Mini out on the
Island. Skinny Mini's are single
family residential rental units.
They line the shore and are con-
sidered an ugly distraction to
some, but on the other hand a key
source of revenue, taxes and in-
vestment to others. Some resi-
dents and property owners feel
that the Island has all of these
type structures that could be con-
sidered desirable and they would
like to see a new zoning that
would halt further construction of
these type units. This new zoning
would be designated C-5. A C-5
zoning would limit these proper-
ties to commercial and mixed use.
The discussion began with Dr.
Tom Adams, who referred to these
.units as a cancer to the island,
and felt that the, time for taking
some sort of action was long over-
due. He opposed the converting
of commercial property on the is-
land to more of these "high den-
sity residential units".
Alice Collins, the agent represent-
ing both the seller and the buyer
of the properties in question, then
stepped forward to argue for the
'change.; "We. are not asking for,,
anything- more than what- has
been allowed under- the, law,. It is.
nothing more than what you have
approved in the past." The prop-
erty owner would like to have the
option of the C-4 designation.
Roger Bybee, a Carrabelle resi-
dent, then reminded the commis-
sion of the Comprehensive Plan.
His point was ,that in changing
property from commercial to resi-
dential the density was being in-
creased thus violating the man-
date of the plan. "I don't think that
anyone in this room doesn't con-
sider St. George Island to be in
the Coastal High Hazard Area ...
your Comp Plan allows only one
unit per acre in a Coastal-High
Hazard Area. I just want you to
keep that in mind. "
'The C-4 also allows the
stand-alone single family unit and
that is where we really got our-
selves in the crack here," said
Joseph Parish member of the
Continued on Page 7


For the Boards information, the
Planning and Zoning Commission
recommends approval to the
Board of Adjustment for a Spe-
cial Exception to cluster 35 lots
on 43.5 acres located at 787 CC
Land Road, Eastpoint as request
was presented by Garlick Envi-
ronmental Associates, Inc., agent
for Cornerstone Solution Group,
LLC. This request has been sched-
uled for the January 5th. ,BOA
m meeting. ..
'The Commission reconriends
approval for a rezoning of a 19.39
acre parcel on CC and Road north
of Eastpoint from R-4 Single Fam-
ily Home Industry to R- I A Single
Family Residential Subdivision
District which allows three units
per acre. This request was sub-
mitted by Garlick Environmental
Associates', Inc., agent for Stuart
White. Mr. White also requested
sketch plat approval for this par-
cel to be known as Bear Trace.
There will be 40 lots on this par-
cel with a minimum lot size of
15,000 square feet, there will be
paved roads and water and sewer
service is available. This parcel
was previously platted by Harold
"Buddy" Fredericks as Lonely
Sands, and will be abandoned
prior to recording any new subdi-
vision. The Board approved.
For the Board's information, the
Commission recommended ap-







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Generic Journalism

By Richard Noble
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed to those who own one."
-A. J. Liebling (American Journalist)
So, Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc: has bought out the Apalachicola
Times. They also own the Panama City News Herald, the Port St. Joe
Star, Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton), the Destin Log and
Walton Sun (weekly newspapers in Walton County) plus the Carrabelle
Times and some shoppers.
The ownership of two Franklin County newspapers will have
out-of-town corporate offices but they will still be a local paper, they
tell us.
This latest corporate change seems quite consistent with what is hap-
pening in the nation's media, as more smaller media outlets are ab-
sorbed by larger groups, with corporate decisions directed by a hand-
ful of individuals.
Is all of this important?
Well, Adam Smith, the modern day father of Economics, wrote a book
in 1776 entitled The Wealth of Nations. In that famous book he spoke
out against monopolization. In his time monopolies were chartered
by the King. The British East India Tea Company was one such en-
terprise. It became so big that at one point it had its own army and
was literally a nation unto itself
Mr. Smith advocated free enterprise and entrepreneurship. He sug-
gested that the economic world was guided by an invisible hand which
promoted order and prosperity. He felt that the King and his govern-
ment had no place in this economic world and that business would
better meet the needs of the populous if it were left alone, Laissez-
faire.
The King's continuous interference in business and trade was one of
the main causes contributing to the American Revolution. "Give me
liberty or give me death", may have been the cry of the man in the
street, but let me sell my goods without interference from King George
and his monopolistic government was the whispered breath of every
colonial mercantilist and businessman not to mention pirates like
John Paul Jones, and smugglers like John Hancock.
There were many other famous anti-monopolists but the most fa-
mous and most controversial was a man named Karl Marx. In 1840
he published what he called, The Communist Manifesto. People have
been fighting and dying over this little piece of literature ever since.
He later published a book that is at least as famous as The Wealth of
Nations. It was entitled, Das Capital. It was a barn burner in which
Karl predicted the fall of Capitalism via the monopolization of indus-
try.
Not too long after Karl, there was another anti-monopolist by the
name of Henry George. Henry is not so famous today but he was
quite a celebrity in his day. He ran against Teddy Roosevelt and Abram
S. Hewitt in 1886 for the Governorship of New York, and he wrote a
best seller. His Progress and Poverty, which was first self-published,
became the intellectual rage of the day. In this book he championed
what he considered to be the perfect economic system and the cure
for poverty-forever. His notion was called the Single Tax Theory. Just
how this theory worked was exemplified in a game which was thought
u by a housewife and teacher who became a Henry George disciple.
e game that she invented was called Monopoly. Originally this game
had two sets of instructions. One exemplified the perils of monopoli-
zation, the other set of rules exemplified the Single Tax cure for the
plague of monopolization. The rules exemplifying the cure have since
been discarded and the game is played today by the rules which ex-
emplify the failure of monopolization and the suggested reason for
universal poverty.
The world did not heed the advice of the "wise men" and the game
inventors, and by the Wilson administration an investigation by the
Pujo Committee established that the vast majority of the capital and
wealth of this nation, and very possibly the world, was in the hands
or control of, less than a dozen men-J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller
Jr., Andrew Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Gould, Astor td name but a few.
And in 1929 there came about what many around the world con-
cluded to be the failure of Capitalism and the international monopo-
listic system.
Since the days of the Great Depression there .have been many who
have been warning about the returning roll of monopolization and
the concentration of wealth and power into the hands of a few-econo-
mists like Thorstein Veblen and his Theory of the Leisure Class, more
recently, John Kenneth Galbreith, and his the Affluent Society, and
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all criticism the monopolists continue to grow and prosper. They have
broken the boundaries of individual nations and have gone interna-
tional. We call them oligopolies, multi-nationals and conglomerates.
They are not hiding; they are listed on everyone's list of winning in-
vestment strategies. Today even companies thought to symbolize
America, itself, have few ties to the American nation or its people.
Companies like Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, GM, General Electric,
MacDonalds, Dupont, Dow Chemical, and even Ford Motor Company
are all international business giants. Many of them getting the ma-
jority of their income from their foreign investments.
There are those that think that this is all harmless. They argue that
corporations have no dogmas, no ideologies, no prejudices, no the-
ologies, no flags, no politics. They have only one line, and that line is
the Bottom Line.
This all may be true; the future does not have to re-create the past.
But when a large organization starts to buy out small town opera-
tions like the local Apalachicola Mullet Wrapper, one does begin to
wonder what will happen to the Jimmy Stewart-red, white, and blue-
small town journalistic entrepreneur? What possible Bottom Line
profits can be added to the coffers of an Oligopoly by the addition of a
know nothing, plug-ugly like the Apalachicola Mullet Wrapper? If it is
not money then what is left besides dogma and ideology-dare I say
propaganda, heaven forbid? So whose afraid of Rupert Murdock or
Time/Warner or Knight Ridder? Not John Milton or Thomas Jefferson,
Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Paine or Jimmy Stewart-but those
guys are all dead and Ted Turner is off somewhere raising buffalo.

What's so bad about genericjournalism-generic seems to be working
all right in the grocery store and the pharmacy.
With our wars we like to cry; "Remember the Alamo", or "Remember
the Maine". Maybe in our economics we need some crying too. How
about-Remember the British and Dutch East India Tea Companies-
or-Remember the A&P; or-Remember the Robber Barrons, or Re-
member Teddy Roosevelt and his Trust Busters, or Remember
Woodrow Wilson and the campaign of 1912, or how about-Monopo-
lization without National Representation is Tyranny; not to mention
Poverty.
Like the British East India Tea Company, the international business
community is a nation unto itself. It will do what it is going to do and
no one is going to stop it. Will it be a Wealth of Nations, or a cynical
Das Capital?
But if free enterprise is behind all of this, that has got to be good ...
right? We will have International economics-free from government
intervention, free from Communism and Socialism, free from labor
unions and pork-barrel national self-interest a free world economic
system where the pure theology of supply and demand and market
interests will rule, where the only line will be the Bottom Line. This is
going to be the greatest thing since the cotton gin, steam heat, or
sliced bread.
Isn't it?
I don't know, individual nations can and have been held responsible
by their people; corporations just seem to disappear into the small
print and legal mumbo-jumbo. Who in the world is going to temper
the might of the conglomerate?
They weren't afraid or concerned about the monopolization of the
news media in Italy when Mussolini did it; nor were they worried in
Germany when Hitler did it. The Russians weren't overly upset when
Stalin went about the process, or Mao in China. But this is different,
this is Free Enterprise who's doing it today. There is no terrible gov-
ernment, national or global, to interfere. There can be no trust bust-'
ers like Teddy Roosevelt or Harry Truman in a world economy. Who
looks out for the people in a global economy? No fear of demagoguery
or ochlocracy here. This could even be bigger than Big Brother of
George Orwell fame.
Can a monopolized world be a free world? Can a monopolized press
be a free press? This is truly going to take an invisible hand-the
hand of God maybe.
"The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very
first object should be to keep that (opinion) right; and were it left to me
to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a mo-
ment to prefer the later. But I should mean that evetrffiYan should re-
ceive those papers and be capable of reading them. Thomas Jefferson.


Library Happenings.

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library provides Story Time once a week
at each of three program sites. On Monday, from 4:00 4:30 p.m., Ms
Arlene will read to children at the Apalachicola site located at 148 8th
Street. On Tuesday, she will be at the Eastpoint branch of the Library
between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Children at the Carrabelle branch can
listen to stories starting at 4:15 p.m. for a half hour. Story Time is a
FROG Family Learning Program.
The holidays are a great time to bring the children to the library.
There are lots of great books and videos for all age groups.
The Franklin County Public Library will be closed Friday, December
31st and Saturday, January 1st for the New Year's Holiday. Both
branches will reopen on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005.
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 Eastpoint. For in-
formation about upcoming events, becoming a volunteer tutor, or
becoming a library volunteer, please call 670-8151, 697-2366, or
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Cheer Up! It's Christmas

By Richard E. Noble
There are only two kinds of people in the world-those that love Christ-
mas, and those that hate Christmas. I have always been a born and
bred, true blue, Christmas hater. And I have very good, rational jus-
tification for my adherence to such an attitude. But as fate will have
it, and just to break my chops and bust my bubble, the all-knowing
messengers from the above, the designers of the expanding universe;
that impossible infinite brain who controls all the planets sent me a
bride whose birthday just happens to fall on ... December 25th. You've
heard of the odd couple? How about a situation comedy with Ebenezer
Scrooge and Santa Claus living in the same apartment?
It happens every year at about this time. My mind starts to search
the dark and dingy corners of my bleak, unhappy childhood, for all
those tales of misery and neglect that linger like scar tissue on my
inner personality.
In any case, my wife and I have had this on-going mental battle for
nearly thirty years, now. My wife starts bouncing around like a little
elf, putting up Christmas lights, doing red and green needlepoint
things, and playing Dean Martin's "I'll be home for Christmas" around
September.
On the other hand, I dig out my Edgar Allen Poe, and start making
my annual inquires to the suicide hot line number to see if they are
taking on any extra help. I've always figured that I have the perfect
attitude to talk to potential suicide candidates. First, I would listen to
their terribly depressing story, and then, I'd say; "Well, sounds to me
that you have a perfectly good reason for committing suicide BUT ...
let me ask you this. If God could do all of this to you, what makes you
think that He is going to lighten up if you commit suicide? You must
realize that you are a person who is on God's poo-poo list-if you
know what I mean. Did you ever figure that it ain't gonna get no
better than this, and that maybe being a hopeless alcoholic is going
to be the high point of your eternity? THINK ABOUT THAT!
To tell you the truth, for the first five years or so of our marriage, just
looking at my wife's bubbling smile and rosy cheeks at this time of
the year, gave me chronic morning, sickness.
But enough of this fun and games, I've sat down here today to make
all of you cry after all, this is Christmas. But first, I have to get you
all in the mood.
Anybody in your immediate family have an incurable disease? Did
you ever backup out of the driveway, over one of your own kids?
Come on, THINK! You couldn't have lived through all of these Christ-
mases without being miserable at least once in your life. Didn't you
ever say, "So what if our little Nancy got bit by a strange dog. How
does anybody really know if that was actual saliva foaming around
its mouth? And besides, this tetanus shot business is just another
plot by Doctors to make themselves a bunch of extra bucks."
Or how about this one: "Honey, do you think that we should call
Flight for Life?"
"Heck no. It's probably just a little indigestion."
"But, do you really think that you should be spitting up blood, sweet-
heart?"
"Nonsense, I probably cut a gum when I was brushing my teeth, or
one of those Triskets that I ate last night might have scratched my
throat."
"Oh, okay honey, I won't worry about it, if you are not worried about
it."
So, are you getting into a crying mood yet? No? Then let's think -
cancers? terminal brain tumor? unemployment? bankruptcy? stock
market crash? hunger? pestilence? poverty? starvation? nuclear fall-
out? the war in Iraq? ... experimental research on the Easter Bunny?
That's not a lump, Honey, it is just a little fat-too many kielbasa
sandwiches, more than likely.
But can you believe this! Do you see what's happening? That's right,
my wife is starting to rub off on me. She is beginning to win the
battle. I sat down here today to write something depressing. I hoped
to make everyone cry, or, at least, get sick to their stomachs and
puke. But, instead, all that I can come up with is this lighthearted
dribble about disease and suicide. I'll tell you, this makes me want to
barfl I'm disgusted with myself. I might just as well go write a Christ-
mas list, or hang some silver tinsel.
I'd really like to tell all of you little kids out there that Santa Claus is
really dead. But, I have recently read that he was a secret witness for
the FBI. Seems that he was involved in some political gift-giving brib-
ery scam and the FBI has issued him a new identity. He is presently
living under an assumed name in some remote sheep-herding village
in northern Argentina. Don't expect him this year, boys and girls.
So you see, nothing is working out for me today. I really don't think
that I could depress anyone. Everything that I write about is positive.
I think that I will just scrap this whole article, and ask my wife to
write something cheery about how it feels to be sixty. I mean, she is
the one who was born on December 25th., not me. Oh well, happy
birthday, honey.
So, tell me, has anyone in your family ever lived long enough to col-
lect Social Security? And I mean lived! Laying, strapped to a sofa for
fifteen years, back in .the laundry room of some Jamaican nursing
home in Miami, doesn't count.
Well, the heck with this. I guess that I am just going to resign myself
to directing my feet to the sunny side of the street. So okay, have a
Merry Christmas.


There Is A Santa Claus

Publisher's Note: Since 1897, when the following editorial was
written, this famous writing has reached the hearts of young and
old alike. It is the answer of Francis P. Church, editor of the New
York Sun, to a little girl who wrote him to ask if there is a Santa
Claus. And, Mr. Church, acknowledging the letter of a perplexed
child, 107 years ago, wrote something that has gone throughout
the nation every year at Christmas time where it is re-read in
thousands of homes to thousands of children just as puzzled as
Virginia was. Here it is:
"Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by
the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see.
They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their
little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children
are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, or ant,
in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as
measured by, the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth
and knowledge.
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certain as love and
generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and
give your life its highest beauty, and joy. Alas! How dreary would be
the world if there were no SANTA CLAUS! It would be as dreary as if
there were no Virginias. There Would be no child-like faith, then, no
poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We would have
no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which
childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
"Not believe in SANTA CLAUSI You might as well not believe in fairies!
You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on
Christmas eve to catch SANTA CLAUS, but even if they did not see
SANTA CLAUS coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees
SANTA CLAUS, but that is no sign that there is no SANTA CLAUS.
The most real things in the world are those that neither man or chil-


dren can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course
not, but that is no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive
or imagine all the wonder that are unseen and unseeable in the world.
"You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside'
but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest
man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever
lived could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance can
push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty,"
and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there, is
nothing else real and abiding.
"No SANTA CLAUSI Thank God. He lives and he lives forever A thou-
sand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years
from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."







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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER ,The Franklin Chronicled


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Bay Area Choral Society and Soloists Present

Handel's Messiah At Historic Trinity Church


The Bay Area Choral Society pre-
sented George F. Handel's Mes-
siah at historic Trinity Church in
Apalachicola on Sunday after-
noon, December 12. Merel Young
conducted the group with accom-
paniment by R. Bedford Watkins
(organist) and Luciano Gherardi
(Contrabass).
The following were the soloists for
the concert: Carla May (soprano),
Gordon Adkins (tenor), Marquetta
Ourand (alto) and Roger Jones
(bass). The following are members
of the choral society:
SOPRANO
Shirley Adams
Virginia Harrison
Carla May
Matilda 'T" McLain
Olga Nichols
Carolyn Hope Parker
Cynthia Rhew
Mary Virginia Robinson
Barbara Siprell
Billie Sytsma
Carolyn Williams
ALTO
Suzanne Chapple
Ruth Eckstine
Susan Galloway
Suzy Hughes Francis
Judi Little
Susan Machemer
Tamara Marsh
Ina Meyer
.Lari Murry
Marquetta Ourand
Audrey Schmidt
Shirley Taylor
TENOR
Tom Adams
Gordon Adkins
Curt Blair
Randy Mims
Elizabeth Sisung

BASS
Dewitt Galloway
,Royce Hodge
Roger Jones
-David McLain
Dick Pickering


This project will be called Project Impact, and will focus on four inter-
-POject Im pact W ill Provide mentions to achieve its goal. They will include:
Literacy And Com puter Before and after school outreach programs which will provide assis-
tance in reading, mark, science, and adult GED preparation.
Training For Franklin A Summer Day Camp which will continue to supplement educa-
tional opportunities for all targeted students.
County Residents A Community Technology Center which will aim to close the "digital
divide" for low-income families.
.. A Family Health and Fitness Initiative will aim to promote the physi-
cal, social, and well-being of the entire family.
The target population for the program will be students attending
l Apalachicola High School and Apalachicola Bay Charter School. They
will have first priority in being served by the program. In addition,
other students enrolled at other schools that are performing below
grade level as documented by scores on the FCAT will be served.
Sl Since all public schools in Franklin County are designated Title 1,
other students being referred by the school as needing additional
Services will be served by the project. This project is designed to serve
\ the entire family unit through early reading and comprehensive fam-
ily literacy.
Technology classes will begin in early January at the Literacy Center
in Point Mall, Eastpoint Call 670-4481 to sign up for computer classes.
Also, ESOL classes will resume in January. The GED test will be
given sometime in January or February. If you need your GED, please
_sign up at the Literacy Center. You must have at least 12 hours
remediation ,4 rder to take th,~.test. ALL services at the Literacy
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Mall modeled their new computer hardware at their Grand
Opening of the Technology Center.
The Literacy Center located in Point Mall in Eastpoint held their an-
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The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


24 December 2004 Page -5


Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
December 13, 2004
By Carol Noble


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All persons identified below are innocent unless proven
otherwise in a court of law.

ARRAIGNMENTS
Adams, Pete: Charged with worthless check over 150 dollars on November
15, 2004. Bond was $400.00. The defendant did not show up for court and a
capias (arrest warrant) was ordered. Bond was forfeited.
Banks, James Gadsden: Charged with flagrant violation of net law and pos-
session of net larger than 2-inch stretch on November 12, 2004. Bond was
$5,000.00. 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 March 14, 2005.
Banks, Ricky: Charged with flagrant violation of net law and possession of
net larger than 2-inch stretch on November 10, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00.
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
March 14, 2005.
Batt, Eddie D: Charged with possession of contraband at county detention
facility on October 28, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a written
plea of not guilty dated December 10, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket for January 10, 2005.
Boone, Daniel Ray: Charged with flagrant violation of net law and possession
of net larger than 2-inch stretch on October 31, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00.
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
March 14, 2005.
Chastain, Johnny: Charged with burglary of a conveyance and grand theft
(third degree) on October 31, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
written plea of not guilty dated December 10, 2004. The case was entered on
the Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Facer, Craig A. Charged with corruption by threat against public servant,
battery and resisting officer without violence on November 2, 2004; charged
with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer (with property damage), felony
DUI (with property damage), driving while license suspended (felony, with prop-
erty damage) resisting officer without violence, and refusal to submit to DUI
test on November 2, 2004. Defendant was Incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written
plea of not guilty dated December 10, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket for March 14, 2005.
Fuller, Samuel Eugene: Charged with murder (second Degree) on November
14, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Rachel Chesnut. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
April 11, 2005.
Green, Alicia D: Charged with giving false name adversely affecting another;
driving while license suspended or revoked; and possession of cannabis on
November 16, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court
and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. The case
was'entered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Hill, Candace: Charged with uttering (passing worthless document); forgery,
and petit theft on October 9, 2004. Bond was $2,250.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, who entered a written
plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for January 10,
2004.
Lohnes, Joe Eugene: Charged with uttering a forged instrument on October
13, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was en-
tered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2004.
Martin, Robert Steven: Charged with possession of controlled substance;
possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams); cultivation of cannabis, and
possession of drug paraphernalia on October 1, 2004. Bond was $20,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who
entered a written plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket
,for March 14, 2005. 4
Raulerson, Marty: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on
October 29, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation, batterer's
intervention class and court costs of $722.00.
Roberts, James Lee: Charged with flagrant violation of net law and posses-
sion of net larger than 2-inch stretch on October 24, 2004. Defendant was
released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was en-
tered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with sale/possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of store, and felony fleeing and
eluding police officer on October 1, 2004. The defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court on December 15, 2004 and entered a plea
of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. The case was entered on the
Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Sapp, Paul C:- Charged with possession of more than twenty grams cannabis
on November 12, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who entered a written plea of not guilty


dated December 9, 2004. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for March
14, 2005.
Scofleld, Stephanie L: Charged with fail to comply with sex offender statutes
on November 9, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 34 days in jail with
34 days credit for time served; 6 months probation; $370.00 court costs.
Smith, Donna Maria: Charged with cruelty to animals and trespass after
warning on August 7, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of not guilty. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Strops, Michael John: Charged with felony DUI and driving while license
permanently revoked on October 2, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. The defen-
dant 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 March 14,
2005.
Thompson, Vernon: Charged with possession controlled substance, posses-
sion of cannabis (more than 20 grams); and possession drug paraphernalia
on November 9, 2004. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who entered a written plea of not guilty.
The case was entered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Vasquez, Jose M: Charged with cultivation of cannabis on November 3, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 40 days credit for
time served, $470.00 court costs.
Walker, Daniel William: Charged with flagrant violation of net law and pos-
session of net larger than 2-inch stretch on October 24, 2004. Bond was
$1,000.00. 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 March 14, 2005.
Ward, Timothy Shawn: Charged with sexual battery by some force and vio-
lence on July 29, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of not guilty. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Whiddon, Craig R: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver, possession with intent to sell cannabis on October 21,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was
withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 53 days in jail with 53 days credit
for time served; 36 month probation, concurrent with another case; 1st 24
months of probation to be drug offender probation and remainder regular
probation $510.00 court costs and fees. (partial payment plan, 90 days). Cost
of supervision waived.
Gillespie, John F: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon;
possession of paraphernalia, and possession of a gun in a wildlife manage-
ment area. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Sanders. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENTS
Brown, Fred Lazard: Charged with possession of a controlled substance. De-
fendant released on own recognizance. The case was continued on the Viola-
tion of Probation Arraignment Docket for January 10, 2005.
Cargill, Stephon Eugene Jr: Charged with possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell or deliver on August 6, 2003, possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell or deliver on November 9, 2003. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated December 10, 2004. The
case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for January 10,
2005.
Collins, William J: Charged with grand theft on February 19, 2001 sale of
controlled substance on October 31, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated. 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
Hearing Docket for January 11, 2005.
Cryderman, Vickie Dee: Charged with possession of controlled substance on
January 8, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of denial
dated December 10, 2004. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation
Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Evans, Shirl Brannan: Charged with resisting officer with violence on June
19, 1999. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated
December 10, 2004. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea
Docket for March 14, 2005.
Geter, Sylvia: Charged with sale of controlled substance on March 25, 2002.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation-t.dy found in violauon
of probation The defendant was sentenced to 34 days iJail with 34 days
credit f[r time served. Probation reinstated, modified. ...
Lee, Robert Kevin: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 27, 2003;
grand theft of motor vehicle on May 29, 2003, 10 counts of uttering (passing
worthless document) on September 3, 2003; and uttering a forged instrument
on March 20, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial.
The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for January
10, 2005.
Martin, Bobby Clay Jr: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October
9, 2002, 1 principal (1st degree) to sale of crack cocaine, sale of controlled
substance on May 17, 1999. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in viola-
tion of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 20 days
credit for time served. Probation was revoked and will terminate upon comple-
tion of jail time.
Prince, Edward J: Charged with sale of controlled substance on December
11, 2003. The defendant was present in court on December 15, 2004 with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 18
days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, modified.
Schoelles, Roland Morris: Charged with DUI with serious injuries and driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked (with property damage) on September
7, 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 January 10, 2005.
Seymour, Adam J: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on June 23,
2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admiLted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 102 days in jail with
102 days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, modified.




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Weldon, Richard Thomas Jr: Charged with DUI with serious injuries on Au-
gust 20, 200 1. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted being in violation and was
found in violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 43 days in jail
with 43 days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, modified.
White, Damien: Charged with sale of controlled substance on November 4.
2001. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Zindler, Michael David: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Defendant released on own recognizance. 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 January 10, 2004.

PLEA DOCKET
Anderson, Amy E: Charged with grand theft on December 12, 2003. Bond
was $3,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Adam Ruiz.
entered a plea of no contest and adjudication was withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 2 years probation, $410.00 court costs (partial payment
plan, 90 days), restitution of $736.16 to victim. Cost of supervision waived.
Boatenreiter, Robby: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon
and criminal mischief on July 13. 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was contin-
ued on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
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 and en-
tered a plea of no contest. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
sentencing on January 10, 2005.
Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with resisting officer with violence on Sep-
tember 10, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on the Docket
Sounding for January 10, 2005 and for trial on January 12, 2005.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure, criminal mis-
chief, and petit theft on May 2, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The State to
drop all charges.
Crauswell, Daryl Alvin: Charged with attempted sexual battery and false
imprisonment on August 19, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was
-continued on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Creamer, Mark Devin: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June
23, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with At-
torney Alexander Dombrowsky and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
was withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years probation; $510.00
court costs (partial payment plan, 90 days). Cost of supervision waived.
Dillon, Robert J: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance on Janu-
ary 30, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky on December 15, 2004, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 300
days injail with 300 days credit for time served; 2 years communitycontrol, 3
years regular probation (concurrent), $535.00 court costs and substance abuse
evaluation and treatment. Cost of supervision waived.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on Janu-
ary 15, 2004,1 possession of contraband at county detention facility on Feb-
ruary 18, 2004. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was
resent in court with Attorney Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
or March 14, 2005.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
on January 15, 2004. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Way. The case was entered on the
Docket Sounding for February 14, 2004 and trial on March 16, 2005.
Estes, Amanda: Charged with resisting officer with violence and battery on
August 11, 2004. Bond was $5,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky on December 15, 2004 and waived
speedy trial. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for July 5, 2005
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with 8 counts of uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on June 24, 2004 and August 18, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated;
The defendant was present with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea
of no contest to all counts and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 172 days in jail with 172 days credit for time served; 3 years
probation each count (to run concurrent), 6 months NPI program (in-patient
treatment), $410.00 court costs (partial payment plan, 90 days) and restitu-
tion of $300.00 to victims. Cost of supervision waived.
Golden, Richie Dean: Charged with child abuse on May 19, 2004. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case'was entered on the Docket Sounding for March 14, 2005.
Gray, Trina D: Charged \ith felony DUI. driving while license permanently
revoked on September 1 1.2004 (%kith property damage), refusal to submit to
balance test on October 6, 2004.The defendant was present in court on De-
cember 15, 2004 with Attorney Gregory Cummings, entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years pro-
bation on counts 1 and 2 (1st year to drug offense probation): 92 days in jail
with 92 days credit for time served (count 3); $615.00 court costs (partial
payment plan); 10 years license suspension, level II DUI school, 2 years igni-
tion interlock, 90 days vehicle impoundment, random urinalysis for no drugs
or alcohol, substance abuse evaluation and treatment; and curfew imposed
(concurrent).
Johnson, Marvin Dwayne: Charged with driving while license permanently
revoked and fleeing attempting to elude police officer on May 14, 2004. Bond
was $20,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Maine, Richard: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis on
March 24. 2004. Bond was $15,000.00. 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 with
Attorney Adam Ruiz, entered a plea of no, contest and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 505 days in jail with 505 days credit for time
served, 2 years sex offender probation followed by 3 years regular probation;
$863.00 court costs (partial payment plan, 90 days); and no contact with
victim. Cost of supervision waived.
Reed, Mervin Eugene: Charged with sexual battery with deadly weapon on
July 21, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for Feb-
ruary 14, 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, 2004. Bond was $23,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for March 14,
2005.
Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude on De-
cember 11, 2001, introducing contraband into county detention facility, DUI,
driving while license suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting to elude
police officer, refusal to submit to balance test, possession of cannabis and
resisting arrest without violence on September 20, 2003. Defendant was in-
carcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew
Way, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 215 days in jail with 215 days credit for time served; 1 year
probation, (running concurrent with another sentence), DUI school, license
suspended 6 months, 10 days vehicle impound, 50 hours community service
work. $710.00 court costs (including DUI school). Cost of supervision waived.
Partial payment plan, 90 days.
Snelgrove, William Daniel: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm on September 26, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no
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contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 11 months,
29 days in jail with 27 days credit for time served, followed by 3 years proba-
tion; $762.00 court costs (partial payment plan) plus restitution. Cost of su-
pervision waived.
Thompson, Jay Lansing: Charged with felony battery on September 2, 2004
and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on October 5. 2004. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to count 1, and was adjudicated
guilty. The State dropped all charges on count 2. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 102 days in jail with 102 days credit for time served; $762.00 court
costs (partial payment plan).
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 Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Plea
Docket for February 14, 2005.
Ward, Timothy Shawn: Charged with throwing deadly missile on March 11,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
February 14, 2005.
Wesley, Michael Charles: Charged with resisting officer with violence on July
H, 2004. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was
represented in court by an attorney on December 15, 2004. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Widdon, 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 Andrew Way, entered a plea of no con-
test to both charges. Adjudication was withheld. The defendant was sentenced
to 53 days in jail with 53 days credit for time served, 36 months probation,
first 24 months to be drug offender probation followed by regular probation;
$17,000.00 restitution to victim (shared with co-defendant); $410.00 court
costs (partial payment plan, 90 days). Cost of supervision waived.
Wilson, Justin Wesley: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm on December 11, 2003. Bond was $3,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on the
Docket Sounding for February 14, 2005 and for trial on February 16, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET
Batt, Eddie D: Charged with grand theft on April 13, 2004. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a written plea of denial dated December 10, 2004. The
case was continued on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for January 10,
2005.
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, admitted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation on all charges. Probation was revoked and defendant
was sentenced to 22 months in prison with credit for time already served.
Financial amounts, civil Judgment.
Branch, Wesley W: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on April 18,
2002. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was present
in.court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the
Violation of Probation Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 6,
2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure on September 6,
2001, 4 counts of uttering (passing worthless document) on May 6, 1999.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Stelger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation on both charges. The defendant must enter and complete in-patient
treatment, then will be reinstated to probation, modified.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with 4 counts uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on August 13, 2002. Defendant'was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in Court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted to being in
violation and was found in violation of probation. The defendant must com-
plete in-patient treatment and aftercare. Probation reinstated, modified.
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with 2 counts uttering on November 11, 2002; 1
count uttering on December 12, 2002, 19 counts uttering on November 20,
2002; Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, admitted to being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. The defendant's probation was revoked and put on a
new 3-year probation (to run concurrent with another sentence).
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with 4 counts uttering on December 31, 2002;
20 counts uttering on January 7, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who en-
tered a written plea of denial dated December 9, 2004.
Goodson, John: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 1, 2002. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and admitted being in violation and was found in vio-
lation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 50 days in Jail with 46
days credit for time served. Probation was reinstated, modified.
Gray, Trina D: Charged with driving under influence (3rd degree felony), re-
sisting officer with violence and driving while license permanently revoked on
May 30, 2002; driving while license permanently revoked on August 8, 2002.
The defendant was present in court on December 15, 2004 with Attorney
Gregory Cummings, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation was revoked. New 2 year probation (1st year to be drug
offender probation), substance abuse evaluation and treatment, random uri-
nalysis for no drugs or alcohol; and curfew. Cost of supervision waived and
outstanding financial amounts reduced to civil judgment.
Johnson, Barney Wayne: Charged with grand theft on April 11, 2003. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fenrider Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found In violation of
probation. The defendant was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail with 56,
days credit for time served. Probation was revoked.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing stolen property on February 26, 20000.
Defendant was released on own recognizance. The case was continued on the
Violation of Probation Plea Docket for January 10, 2005.
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 present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of probation.
The defendant must complete in-patient treatment at another facility. Proba-
tion reinstated, modified.
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with burglary of a dwelling on June 8, 1999.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Adam Ruiz, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation was terminated. Any outstanding financial obligations,
reduced to judgment.
Paul, Ernest M: Charged with dealing stolen property on August 6, 2002.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 54 days in jail with 54 days credit
for time served. Probation reinstated, modified.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed on
August 10, 2000. Defendant was Incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court on December 15, 2004 and entered a plea of not guilty. A public de-
fender was appointed. The case was continued on the Violation of Probation
Plea Docket for January 10, 2005,
Wallace, Kenneth L: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June 5,
2001 Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Way. The case was continued on the Violation of Plea Docket for
February 14, 2005.

DOCKET SOUNDING
Burns, Calvin: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on December 9,
2003; aggravated assault on law enforcement officer and possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell oi- deliver on December 9, 2003; posses-
sion of cannabis on January 6, 2004. Bond was $50,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was
continued to Docket Sounding for February 14, 2005.


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Etheridge, Christopher V: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand
theft (third degree) on June 3, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Alexander Dombrowsky. The case was contin-
ued on the Docket Sounding for January 10, 2005.'
Fedd, Jermalne: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on June 18,
2004. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Alexander Dombrowsky on December 15, 2004, entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 1 year, 1 day
in prison with credit for time already served. Financial amounts, civil judg-
ment.
Madison, Sean R: Charged with resisting officer with violence, felony fleeing
or attempting to elude office 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, entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 168 days in Jail with 168
days credit for time served; $860.00 court costs.
Yarrell. Ricco: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 21, 2004
felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, resisting officer with violence and
possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams) on May 18, 2004. Bond was
$45,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Alexander
Dombrowsky. The case was continued on the Docket Sounding for March 14,
2005.

HEARINGS
Griggs, Demar L: Attorney Robert Culpepper asked for clarification of sen-
tence.
Hutchins, Claudia L: Public Defender Kevin Steiger entered motion to termi-
nate probation. Motion was denied.
Page, Phillip: Public Defender Kevin Steiger entered motion for termination
or modification of probation. Motion granted, probation terminated.
Tarantino, Thomas C: Attorney J. Gordon Shuler entered motion for modifi-
cation of probation. Motion granted. Drug offender probation changed to stan-
dard probation.
TomUlin, Cynthia E: restitution hearing December 15, 2004. The case was
continued to November 11, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
Cargill, Loften E: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
February 13, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and
was found in violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months
in prison (consecutive to another sentence) with 361 days credit for time served.
'Outstanding cost, civil Judgment.
Dillon, Robert: Charged with manslaughter by auto culp negligence, 2 counts
DUI with serious injuries on March 9, 1998. Defendant was Incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court on December 15, 2004, with Attorney Alexander
Dombrowsky, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of proba-
tion. Defendant was adjudicated guilty, sentenced to 300 days in jail with 300
days credit for time served, 2 years community control, 3 years regular proba-
tion (concurrent). Conditions of probation reimposed. Substance abuse evalu-
ation and treatment.

Affordable Housing from Page 1

11. Two groups have Initiated Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) projects, although the goals of the projects are constrained
by the funding levels available. This is $600 to $750 thousand spending
on the population of low and moderate income individuals. Projects
with higher costs must possess local matching funds. CDBG projects
must be initiated by local governments.
12. The Forgotten Coast Community Development Corporation is
currently striving to form a community development group as an
umbrella organization to address the affordable housing problem,
causes and consequences. Preliminary discussions have been con-
ducted about forming a land trust to develop one or more affordable
projects.

Housing Affordability Index
Study authors Brower and Dilling opined that three factors are the
primary determinants of housing affordability. These are (1) house-
hold income, (2) housing prices and (3) mortgage rates. Their analy-
sis focused upon household income and housing prices since mort-
gage rates in the study period were fairly stable and low in the last
ten years.
Among their conclusions is the determination that Gulf County has
larger proportions of its households in the very low and extremely
low-income categories. This low-income profile is more severe in Gulf
County than other parts of Florida. Adjacent county of Franklin and
Calhoun "have a starker profile of low-income households than Gulf
County." In Franklin and Gulf Counties, there have been steep in-
creases in housing prices in recent years. In Gulf County, given the
escalating housing costs, 1999 was the last year a family of median
income could afford the mortgage required to buy a house of median
price.

Cost-Burdened Households
Low-income households have a more serious problem than house-
holds represented in median income indices, as explained above. Cost-
burden is an estimate of the number of households paying morq than
30 percent of their income for housing. Families that pay more than
30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost-burdened
in most federal programs because they have difficulty affording ne-
cessities, such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. The
Census Bureau defines paying 50 percent or more as a CRITICAL
housing burden. The. study shows 'that in Gulf County almost 45
percent of cost-burdened households are extremely low income. In
Calhoun and Franklin Counties almost 90 percent of cost-burdened
families are low-income families. Among the cost-burdened house-
holds in Calhoun and Franklin about 50 percent have extremely low
incomes compared to 40 percent in Gulf County.

Affordable Housing Assistance Programs.
The study identified two classes of programs to enhance affordable
housing. Demand programs help families buy housing already avail-
able on the market but do not add more houses to the regional sup-
ply of affordable housing. Supply programs add affordable houses to.
the housing market.
The study outlined eight demand programs starting with (1) Group
Mortgage Orientation Plans which are volume discount programs in
which a mortgage lender reduces rates, closing points and other costs
in return for a mass mortgage commitment or some other expecta-
tion of mortgage lending activity that could be organized by a non-
profit organization. (2) Closing Cost Assistance Programs are usually
matched with group mortgage origination plans, perhaps offering a
closing subsidy program that could pay closing points. Other sub-
sidy programs might cover legal costs. (3) Mortgage Guarantees are
programs where a nonprofit organization can guarantee all, or a por-
tion of, a mortgage. These warranties can reduce lender, risk, and the
lender can, in turn, reduce down payments or otherwise offer more
flexible underwriting criteria. (4) Group mortgage insurance offers
the same benefit as a mortgage guarantee program. A mortgage guar-
antee results in the organization incurring contingent liability. An


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insurance program enables the organization to transfer this liability
to an insurer in return for a premium. (5) Down payment loans can
be structured in several ways including reduced interest rate loans
and deferred loans. (6). Revolving loan funds have been used by gov-
ernments and nonprofits to assist in maintaining existing homes and
funding affordable housing projects. Once the funding has been re-
paid, the revolving fund can serve other borrowers.(7) Housing Trust
Funds are non-profit organizations provided with funding from a dedi-
cated and on-going government source. Florida's State Housing Ini-
tiatives Partnership (SHIP) provides funding on the basis of popula-
tion. (8) Homebuyer education programs may be combined with other
demand programs to help the household qualify for housing loans.
The Tallahassee Lenders Consortium is a nonprofit organization that
offers such a program. See http://www.tallahasseelenders.org/
index.html.
The following supply program subsidies help a for-profit or nonprofit
developer build or rehabilitate houses at reduced cost. (1) Housing
Site Subsidy. Some firms may have excess land suitable for develop-
ment. By selling, leasing or donating parcels to a developer housing
affordability and availability can be increased. (2) Construction Fi-
nancing involves borrowing short-term at or near the prime rate ma-
jor employers can borrow or guarantee loans for housing developers.
(3) Cash Employers can sometimes provide cash infusions to projects
by making charitable contributions. These contributions can be used
to write down construction costs or rent rates on apartments, or sales
prices on homes or purchase shares on behalf of employees living in
mutual housing projects. (4) Purchase Guarantees may facilitate hous-
ing affordability by nonprofit organizations or trusts by agreeing to
purchase some number of units, in return the builder agrees to mar-
ket the units to employees a substantial discount. (5) Volunteer La-
bor efforts can complete housing projects at significant savings as in
Habitat For Humanity.
(6) Sharing Facilities. A house, building or entire community with
shared facilities obviously decreases development and/or operating
costs. The shared facility concept has been applied to different types
of housing concepts such as co-housing, congregate housing, single
room occupancy buildings, etc. (7) Redeveloping sites can involve
former industrial land, vacant lots, foreclosed, blighted or tax-owing
properties. This can enhance affordable housing 1or increased den-
sity or the use of existing infrastructure.

Recommendations
The study authors, Ralph Brower and Janet Dilling, point out that
local governments are key actors in making affordable housing ini-
tiatives work, but a community based nonprofit organization has
greater flexibility in getting all of the key actors together, under infor-
mal conditions if necessary. For example, initial activities might fo-
cus on partnerships among key actors to create revolving loan pro-
grams, or perhaps contributions of housing development sites, and
other supply-and-demand-side programs. Perhaps the St. Joe Co and
local developers would be willing to participate in such initiatives. A
Community Development Corporation in Concern with a Community
Land Trust was the mechanism envisioned in their recommendation.
The Faith Community has a unique contribution to affordable hous-
ing as they are often first to learn of individual needs. They play a
vital role in creating and maintaining a role in creating confidence in
home ownership, and trust in programs established by other com-
munity groups. Faith-based groups can qualify from the new Federal
Faith-Based Initiative. Moreover, the study author emphatically em-
phasize the importance of a regional orientation. "The data in this
study show that the problems faced by Gulf County are also being
experienced by Bay, Franklin and other coastal counties in the Florida
panhandle. Regional cooperation increases the leverage that can be
applied to the problems, spreads the workload, and increases the
impact that local participants can have on policy makers in state and
federal governments.
The final recommendation is to update the county comprehensive
plans to include affordable housing.


County

Health

Committee

Appointed

Dr. Tamara Marsh has compiled
a list of nominees for the Franklin
County Healthcare Committee
that would advise the county com-
mission on healthcare matters
and to "investigate solutions in
healthcare."
The Board of County Commis-
sioners approved the following
nominated persons:
A designated county commis-
sioner, Noah Lockley with Russell
Crofton as an alternate;
A representative of hospital ad-
ministration, Mike Walsh with
Michael Lake as an alternate;


Two medical providers, Dr.
Shezad Sanaullah and Dana
Holton, PA;
A representative from the ambu-
lance service, Patricia Shuler with
Maria Grump as alternate;
A representative from the physi-
cian group staffing the emergency
room, Dr. David Pierce;
A representative from the Feder-
ally Qualified Healthcare Clinic,
Sylvia Adkinson, with Joel Mont-
gomery as an alternate;
Two consumers of healthcare that
live in Franklin County, Paul
Parker, Tammi Hardy, Clarice
Powell, Gayle Dodd, Katrena
Plumblee, Susan Ficklen, Anne
Wilcon and
A Chamber board member, Dr.
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Franklin Briefs
from Page 2
Planning and Zoning board. "If
you grant a C-4 they can have a
business, a mixed use, or they can
have a residence. I think that
most of the people that are op-
posed to this are opposed to the
stand-alone single family unit.
C-5 is the same as the C-4 other
than the stand-alone single fam-
ily unit. C-5 will allow you the
mixed use, or you can still have a
business there- The door has been
opened. Now everybody wants the
C-4. Once you grant the C-4, they
can do what ever they want. They-
want all the options of the C-4."
Stephen Rash owner of the Blue
Parrot said, "I don't think that it
would be fair for all of these people
right next to us to be making all
of this big money putting up
shot-gun houses and then deny
us that right If I ever had to take
that option. I'm just asking for the
same thing that all those other
people got."
Marylou Short then stepped for-'
ward and explained the position
of the Planning and Zoning Board.
"Are we going to protect the in-
tegrity of the Commercial District
on St. George Island or are we
going to allow the continuing en-
croachment of shot-gun houses in
the commercial district. We feel,
this issue needs to have a debate
open to the public."
Mr. Rash then returned for a fi-
nal word, "C(-5 is not going to"
work. That property, right there,
is probably 200 million dollars
worth of property. Those property
values have been set based on the
residential values of that property.'
If you alter that in any way you're
going to cut the legs out from
underneath them (the Property'
owners). There is a Private Prop-
erty Act that states if the county
makes a change in, zoning that
decreases the value of the owner's
property, the county risks having
to pay damages for any loss in
value caused to the Property own-
ers. If somebody would like to pre-
serve my property, I suggest they.
come buy it and preserve it." Mr.
Rash then went on to explain that
there are too many commercial
properties on the Island as it Is.
Trying to preserve the commer-
cial as oDDosed to the residential
is a step in the wrong direction.
Harry Arnold, another business
owner on the Island, reiterated
what Mr. Rash had stated. The
point being that it is foolish to
interfere in what the demand is
directing. The money is obviously
in the residential properties. The
business season on the Island is
too short and the profits not all
that great. The island doesn't
need four more pizza parlors and
three new ice-cream stands.
The biglfssue f6 one side, seems;
to be the right of the county via
zoning regulations to stop in now


and change the rules of the game.
The opposition says it is exactly
the opposite. The shot-gun build-
ers and stand-alone constructors
have by-passed the rules and now
something has to be done. This
looks like one that will be head-
ing to the court house. Property
owners have rights and they are
written down. The County is go-
ing to have their hands full on this
one. Either way that they decide
'it looks like a bumpy road ahead.

Thomas Lewis
- The Thomas Lewis case seems to
be coming to a happy ending. The
county attorney recommended
signing an agreement sent by Mr.
Lewis to the Commission. It had
only one stipulation and that dealt
with an emergency situation.
Both Parties seemed agreeable
and ready to get this thing over
with.

Dave McLain and the River
Keepers
Once again the County commis-
sion meeting ended with a bang.
Mr. McLain was asked to step to
the podium and present his rec-
ommendations with regards to the
Comprehensive Plan. He reiter-
ated his demand for a public
'meeting on the subject-a public
consensus workshop. A date was
set for January 18 at 6 o'clock for
a public consensus testing work-
shop.
"This is going to be a final con-
sensus public workshop," Com-
missioner Sanders repeated sev-
eral times. "This will be it on the
18th of January. This is it," she
stated emphatically.
Mr. McLain then asked if they
were going to try and settle all the
various issues at this one meet-
ing. Suddenly everyone began
talking all at once-three commis-
sioners, Allen Pierce and Mr.
McLain.
Mr. McLain was then dismissed
by commissioner Sanders on the
grounds that she had other du-
ties to attend ,to. A few other is-
sues were run through and then
an associate of Mr. McLain
stepped to the podium to clarify
an issue, Mister Mosconis left his
seat and proceeded to head out
the front door without addressing
the man or his issue. He passed
by the gentleman at the podium
and then another fellow in the
audience popped out of his seat
and began hailing Mr. Mosconis'
as he tramped down the aisle.
Commissioner Sanders then
pounded down the gavel and
ended the meeting for the day.


Outgoing President of the St. George Island Civic Club,
Richard Harper, received a commendatory plaque for his
service in 2004 at the recent holiday party of the group on
Thursday, December 16th. New officers of the club were
also inducted at that meeting, Celeste Wall is the new Presi-
dent for 2005. Jimmy Lewis will be Vice President; Phyllis
Lewis will be Secretary and Maggie Estes was nominated
and elected as Treasurer. The Woman of the Year was Gail
Riegelmayer, and the Man of the Year, Kent McCoy. A col-
lection for library books for a selected library in the school
system raised a surprising $1088 to be used to acquire
new books.
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Typical of many holiday gatherings in Franklin County this
time of the year, are tables of food for holiday banquets as
the one at the St. George Island Civic Club, Thursday, De-
cember 16th. Separate dessert table contained dozens of
offerings by island cookers who exploited a sweet tooth
taste. This sit-down dinner was staged for about 150 per-
sons atop the fire station on the island.

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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 12/13/04 Invoice No. 9944
Description of Vehicle: Make Mitsubishi Model 2-Door Color Green
Tag No. No Tag Year 1995 State FL__Vin No. JA3AA21A7SU032619
To owner: Bridget D. King To Lien Holder: TCF Consumer Finance
1818 Sylvan Court Corporation
Tallahassee, FL 32303 124 Merriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/06/04 at the request of Charles Please 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
$ 170.00 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 01/13/05 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


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 12/13/04 Invoice No. 9529
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Thunderbirdcolor Tan
Tg No X36ZJV Year 1992 State FPh-vin No. 1FAPP6043NH167791
To Owner: Richard Lewis Bubb III To Lien Holder:
187 Avenue C
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each of you are hereby no tfied that the above vehicle was towed on
12/09/04 at the request of Judy Dean that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted be.,. I, 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
$ 170.00 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 Floridp 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 01/13/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above vill 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 mak. satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said'ehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, e(c.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


The process sounds easy enough,
but there were difficulties,
Osborne said. Removing salt
marsh requires state permission,
so working with state and
non-governmental environmental
agencies needed coordination.
"Basically, we had to get it all to-
gether and happening at the same
time," he said.
Also, the unusually active hurri-
cane season caused some unex-
pected setbacks for the project.
Volunteers had to clean up and
rebuild marsh that had already
been planted in the aftermath of
the storms.

Despite the difficulties and set-
backs, Osborne says the project
is about 80 percent complete. Af-
ter first replanting sea grass,
which is submerged aquatic veg-
etation, ABARK is working to
monitor the project and finish re-
storing marsh grass, or emergent
aquatic vegetation.
Joseph Crinkley, 19, a second-
year University of Florida student


from Bradenton, first found out
about the project when visiting his
roommate, who lives in the area.
"It may not seem like the most
exciting work to do, but seeing the
progress is pretty cool," Crinkley
said. "Just in the last couple of
months, you can see the differ-
ence.
Crinkley and Osborne both hope
that restoring this marshland will
help enhance the aquatic habitat.
The alternative, building concrete
sea walls, degrades aquatic habi-
tat, Osborne said.

Crinkley is excited about the
progress and encourages others
to get involved
"A lot of people might not knoW.
or care about restoring the marsn
here, but I know that.it's impor-
tant," he said. "It's something to
be proud of."

If you are interested in helping
complete this or any other con-
servation project, call ABARK at
(850) 6705470.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 12/06/04 invoice No. 9939
Description of Vehicle: MakeBuick Model Skylark Color Silver
Tg No J49MXN Year 1990 State FL__ VinNo. IG4NV54U.OLM061746
To Owner: Connie A. Eldridge To Lien Holder: Charter One Auto
2094 Lakeshore Drive Finance, Inc.
Carrabelle, FL 32322 228 E. Main St. S300
Bochester, NY 14228

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/30/04 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that.subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 01/06/05 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


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