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Secretary Of Health

Amends Flu Vaccine

High Risk Categories

Influx of vaccine into the state expected
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Secretary John 0. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P. H., amended the public health advisory to include
adults aged 50 years and over as a recommended high-risk group for
flu vaccine. All individuals in these categories should seek flu vacci-
nation in their communities. Health officials expect an influx of over
200,000 doses into the state in mid-January.
"Flu infection can be serious for those whose immune systems make
them vulnerable to illness. I encourage all high risk individuals to
seek vaccine," Agwunobi said. "With continued supplies of vaccine
coming into the state and additional vaccine expected through the
coming weeks, each local county health department will continue to
tailor its strategies to fit its community's needs and to ensure that
the flu vaccine gets to those who need it most in their counties."
On December 17, 2004, Agwunobi amended the high-risk categories
to, include children 6 to 35 months and household contacts of those
that are high risk.
Parents of children aged 6 to 35 months should contact their pedia-
trician or local county health department for information about vac-
cinations. Children who have received their first flu shot should seek
an appointment to receive a second dose.
In addition, Agwunobi encouraged high-risk individuals to seek the
pneumonia vaccine. The vaccination for pneumonia combats an in-
fection often contracted after the flu. To obtain a pneumonia vaccine,
patients should contact their primary healthcare provider. In addi-
tion, local county health departments, nursing homes and hospitals
administer the pneumonia vaccine.
High-risk individuals who should be vaccinated against
influenza include:
* Persons 50 years and older
* Children aged 6 to 35 months
* Residents and employees of nursing homes and other long-term
care facilities that house persons of any age who have long-term ill-
nesses
* Persons 6 months of age and older who have chronic heart or lung
conditions (including asthma), need regular medical care or must be
in a hospital due to metabolic diseases (like diabetes), chronic kidney
disease or weakened immune system (including problems caused by
medicine or infection with HIV/AIDS)
* Children and teenagers 6 months to 18 years who are on long-term
aspirin therapy and, therefore, could develop Reye syndrome after
the flu
* Household contacts of high-risk individuals
* Women who will be pregnant during the flu season
In addition to vaccination, following a few simple steps
can reduce the probability of contracting respiratory
infections:
* Clean hands often with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand
cleanser.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
* Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home.
* Avoid close contact with people who are ill, if possible.
* Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other per-
sonal items..
* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
For more information about vaccine distribution, contact your local
county health department. For Information, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us-anid click on "Fight the Flu."

Franklin County Health Department.
Apalachicola residents who meet the. new standards of High-risk in-
dividuals, and the household contacts of high-risk individuals should
contact the Franklin County Health Department, located at 139 12th
Street, Apalachicola, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 12 :00
noon, and 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Carrabelle residents who meet the new standards of High-risk indi-
viduals, and the household contacts of high-risk individuals should
contact the Franklin County Health Department, located at 106 NE
5th Street, Carrabelle, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. -12:00
noon, and 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., Mondays.

Gulf County Health Department
Port St. Joe residents who meet the new standards of High-risk indi-
viduals, and the household contacts of high-risk individuals should
contact the Gulf County Health Department, located at 2475 Garri-
son Avenue, Port St. Joe,, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call ahead for an appoint-
ment, 227-1276.
Wewahitchka residents who meet the new standards of High-risk in-
dividuals, and the household contacts of high-risk individuals should
contact the Gulf County Health Department, located at 232 Lake Av-
enue, Wewahitchka, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m. Please call ahead for an appointment, 639-4414.


Slow Progress In Clearing

Vegetation At Airport

Gulf County Crews Helping With the Task


The Chairman of the Airport Ad-
visory Committee informed the
Board of County Commissioners
of his concern about the slow
progress in clearing offending veg-
etation on the airstrips, despite
the efforts of Gulf County crews
helping with the task.
"I'm concerned that our license to
operate the airport is in jeopardy
because of slow progress in clear-
ing of offending vegetation listed
in the Airport Inspection report.
Gulf County has had crews work-
ing at the airport constantly since
two weeks before Christmas. They
have cleared most of the ap-
proaches to Runway 13/31. As I
reported to you several weeks ago
they are here to help not take over.
To my knowledge, during this


time period, Franklin County has
had one man working two ma-
chines for the past two weeks.
However, sometime before
Thanksgiving, Franklin County
crews did chop some 3100 feet of
offending vegetation from between
R/W's 13/31 and 18/36, which
was a major discrepancy on the
inspection report. There is yet, a
substantial amount to clear. We
have only some two weeks to get
the job done and get the inspec-
tor back down here for
re-inspection and renewal of our
expired airport license."
The Board recommended that the
Public Works Department look
into leasing additional equipment
to assist in clearing out the veg-
etation.


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Volume 14, Number 2 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER January 21 February 3,2005


Inside This Issue
10 Pages


Legislative Forum 1, 3, 4
Flu Vaccine .................
C-4 & C-5 Zoning ........ 1
Vegetation at Airport ... 1
Franklin Briefs ........... 2
Editorial & Commentary
............................... 3, 4
Second Circuit Court
Report .......................... 5


Timothy Weeks........ 5, 6
Carrabelle City .......... 6
Year End Building Report
................................... 6
Chili Cookoff .............. 7
FCAN.......................... 8
Business Card Directory
. 9
Bookshop .................. 10


Plan To Develop A C-5

Zoning District


At the Tuesday meeting of the
Board of Franklin County Com-
missioners, Administrator Alan
Pierce informed the Board that he
was planning a C-5 district on St.
George Island that would provide
incentives for property owners to
develop or at least preserve the
ability to develop commercial
space on the island.
"The general consensus is that the
Island probably has more com-
mercial space than it really needs,
but that some steps need to be
taken to encourage those remain-
ing multiple lots to stay in com,
mon ownership. Generally, I am
looking at trying to create a dis-
trict that would require at least
four commercial lots. If you own


iJess than tour lots you would be
"eligible to go to C-4 because if you
have less than four lots, there is
not enough land to develop rea-
sonable incentives. "I have con-
tacted the Planning Advisory Ser-
vice of the American Planning
Association for suggestions."
"While the consent agenda recom-
mended approval for two 2 lot
rezonings from C-2 to C-4, there
were an additional two that were
recommended at the January F
and Z that were tabled by the
Board." The Board scheduled
public hearings for rezonings ol
.Lots 26 and 27. Block I East, Unit
'1, SGI, and Lots 20 and 32, Block
3 West, Unit One, SGI.


The Zoning Code

Deliberations Continuing

On C-4 And C-5 Zoning

Workshop Held at St. George Fire Station January 10th


About sI' 5 buSiine-. s. and residef-
tial owners assembled in the is-
land fire station to participate in
a workshop on C-4 and C-5 zon-
ing. A ,C-4 zoning classification
would permit the property owner
to operate a commercial business
in the island business district and
live in the same structure. A C-5
category specifies that at least
50% of the building would be de-
voted to a business and permit-
ting the owner to live in the same
structure. The workshop was
stimulated by an inquiry from
newly elected County Commis-
sioner Russell Crofton who sought
more public input into the entire
question for a commercial district
on the island. This inquiry,, how-
ever, was also stimulated by Mary
Lou Short, business person and
member of the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission, who has ex-
pressed concerns that the busi-
ness district is fast disappearing
in the wake of the "skinny minis"
or "honeymoon cottages" that
have been erected on the beach
and bay fronts.
After an introduction by Planning
and Zoning chairperson Mary Lou
Short, Alan Pierce, Franklin
County Director of Administrative
Services, provided a brief histori-
cal overview of litigation that led
to the designation of C-4 Zoning
on St. George Island. There are
at least 500 commercial lots des-
ignated on the island plats and
slightly less than one-half have
any structures erected on them.
The lots were platted in the early
1950s, measuring generally 25
feet wide and about 125-135 feet
deep. If setback requirements
were fully enforced, this would
make possible a building only five
feet wide, given the setback re-
quirement of 10 feet on both
sides. Thus, over time, commer-
cial properties have been pur-
chased in pairs, making possible
15 to 25 foot wide buildings, if
variances were granted to waive
the setback requirements. But,
with this small size, parking re-
mains a problem for many busi-
nesses, and the requirement for
an unhindered drain field for sep-
tic tanks remains, limiting what
the property owner might do to
exploit his property. Corner lots
must give up the entire width of
25 feet for parking.
Several speakers took to the mi-
crophone to voice their views.
Gregg Crickett sees C-4 as a
threat to property values. Gail
Regalmeyer read a long-winded
statement, favoring the C-5 des-
ignation, warning that the com-
mercial district was in jeopardy.
Russell McGregor rezoned his
property to C-4 but he said he
could "live with C-5" designation.
Others disputed the bald asser-
tion that the commercial district
was disappearing, as alleged by
Mary Lou Short in her justifica-
tion for the C-5 designation and
the requirement that at least
one-half of the square footage be
devoted to business purposes.


Entrepreneur George Mahr sees
the commercial district as a con-
tinuing, viable district with little
threat. He pointed out his count
of 534 lots with 288 still vacant.'
Mr. Mahr reoriented the essential
question to the need to determine
just how many lots are really
needed for commercial purposes.
He recited categories of current
businesses already operating in
the commercial district, conclud-
ing that another 80 commercial
lots might be required for a "full
service" commercial district, dis-
counting real estate offices, rental
properties and storage units. He
compared the St. George Island
district with the commercial dis-
trict in Apalacbicola, concluding
that the Apalachicola commercial
district is one-quarter the size of
the St. George Island district.
Steve Rash emphatically agreed
with Mr. Mahr that the St. George
Island commercial district was not
in jeopardy. He suggested that
there are other means to enhance
the use of current property, in-
cluding the installation of sewer
services for the commercial dis-
trict. Alan Pierce added to this
concept by indicating that the
main right-of-way in the business
district is wide enough to accom-
modate a drain field for a com-
mercial district sewer system.
Rash dressed down Richard
Harper who favored C-5 designa-
tion in some comments about
speculation on land values. Roger
Martin summarized a viable con-
cept for the group'by indicating
paying attention to stormwater
needs first, then a sewer system
for the commercial district. 'The
zoning problems will take care of
themselves," he said, since a
sewer system would change set-
back requirements, enhance
parking and help landowners ex-
ploit their property to the fullest
measure.
Joyce Estes recited her particu-
lar problems for septic problems
and the limitation current regu-
lations impose upon property
owners. Harry Arnold told the
group about his personal survey,
indicating that 308 persons were
against the C-5 designation. En-
vironmental engineer Jim Wadell
told the Planning and Zoning
board that the needs for a com-
mercial district have to be taken
into account before making zon-
ing rules and other land use de-
cisions. He strongly recom-
mended drafting a plan citing spe-
cific needs for the commercial dis-
trict, citing variations of need for
seasonal arid non-seasonal uses
with permanent and transient
residents. Nothing has been done
in those areas to help the plan-
ning and zoning board know what
the actual conditions are before
making rules about land uses.
The planning and zoning board
continues to review its options on
the zoning designations.


Issues Unfold At

Legislative Forum

By Richard E. Noble
State Representative Will Kendrick hosted the hearing along with State
Senator Al Lawson and Speaker of the House Allan Bense spokes-
man, Will Weatherford. This meeting held on January 4th at the new
courthouse annex was filled with petitioners, special interest groups
and citizens with information and requests for our State representa-
tives. The variety of presentations brought forward at this gathering
gives an observer a vivid and relatively concise overview of the prob-
lems facing Franklin County-today and in the future.
Rep. Kendrick explained the intent and purpose of the meeting and
then introduced Senator Lawson and Mr. Weatherford. The three par-
ticipants then introduced their staff members and followed with their
personal, political, promotional monologues. Then the meeting be-
gan.

Alligator Point Water Resource District
The first citizen to address the. forum was Mr. Ron Mowrey from the
Council for the Alligator Point Water Resource District. He was there
concerning a local bill that his group had been working on. The bill
had been presented to the public and brought before the local County
Commission and been approved. 'The local bill codifies the number
of legislative acts and creates and combines the district into one. It
expands our district and the geographic area where we are now serv-
ing customers ... its purpose is to expand the district and equalize
the rates. This will reduce taxes and help us to provide water on, a
more equal basis to everybody there."
Ken Osborne, the president of the Alligator Point Taxpayers Associa-
tion was next. "We met with the water board and voted to support
This bill and expansion." He then qualified, somewhat, his group's
support complaining of the inequity of people whose lots were en-
hanced but have not yet hooked up to the water.

Alligator Point Beach Renourishment
His next concern dealt with beach enhancement. "We are in the worst
shape, other than being completely washed out, than we ever have
been in my thirty years out at Alligator point," he said referring to the
Alligator Point road. He then explained his concerns and asked Al
Lawson if he could work on sorting this problem out between the
various government agencies and get something done.
Al Lawson asked Rep. Will Kendrick if any of last year's millions of
dollars allocated to beach enrichment went to Franklin County.
"In the past our beaches have not been recognized as beaches. Ac-
cording to DEP we finally got this recognition as a pocket beach. Out
of the 68 million dollars that was appropriated -I spoke to Secretary
Castille, who I thought would have done a little bit better job in tak-
ing care of her own backyard. She didn't; but she promised me that
in the future she would do a better job."

Oyster Surcharges
Stephen Nash was next to present his complaints to the Hearing.
"I'm an oyster dealer here in Franklin County. What I'm here about
and other dealers are here about is this tax'... or whatever ... that
we've been having to pay. We're singled out on that. I'm barely hang-
ing on. It's been bad. Only one County in the State of Florida ... only
this one County has to pay a tax. I don't think it's right-do you?"
"Stephen," responded Al Lawson. "I'm going to have to have a word
with you on that. This is a very complicated issue. The fifty cent sur-
charge was for conservation purposes to go back and provide dollars
for relaying and transplanting oysters. They were to get those oysters
out of the polluted areas and put them into non-polluted areas so
that they could regenerate themselves. At this particular hearing it
would be difficult to take up all of the particular issues on that. We
need to set up a special meeting for you and some of the seafood
dealers and the seafood workers from the Seafood Worker's Associa-
tion. This is a real big issue."
'There is no State aid for us [the dealers]," said Nash. "We can't afford
to pay for them (oyster workers) to get money when the bay is shut
down. We don't get any assistance at all. We can't afford it. This is like
the last nail in the casket for us, right here."
"Stephen, let me ask you something?" inquired Rep. Kendrick. "You
don't pass that all on to the consumers?"
'They shell all over the State. They're not paying fifty cents a bag to
pay for the shelling. There is no benefit for the dealers. They're
(oystermen) out there making three hundred dollars by lunch, or more.
We're here going out'of business and they're working because of the
State aid and they (the oystermen) expect us to pay for it. You can't
pass it on because there is no tax on food. So we can't pass it on to
people. We can't afford to eat it. If we make fifty cents on a bag we're
doin' good. Just us here ... we're the only ones who have to pay ...
nowhere else in the State do they have to pay, just us. We can't afford
this fifty-cent a bag. It is unconstitutional. There is no tax on food.
We can't collect it and the oystermen won't pay it. They're reaping the
benefits-the oystermen. "
"You must not be passing it along," interrupted Senator Al Lawson.
'The oystermen would never pay us fifty cent a bag-none of us. The
oystermen will tell you where to go and thengo right down the road
and sell them to somebody else. We can't afford it. God as my wit-
ness. Half of them [oystermen] we've got to give them boats; give them
money and then you want us to pay for them to be able to work when
the bay's closed down and we don't get any assistance-none. We're
not getting a cut off them [oystermenlout there shelling. I can't afford
to pay for it. Something needs to be done ... even if we have to get the
county to get a lawyer to fight this. "
"Steve, this is a real complicated issue," Sen. Lawson said once again.
"We are going to have to have another meeting on this. We are going
to have to bring the departmental people in. We can't decide here at
this public hearing. We are going to have to set up another meeting."
Lynn Martina, the vice president of the oyster dealers association,
then came to the podium and reiterated and supported most of what
had just been said by Stephen Nash. She added that some other local
dealers were not paying the tax and that the transplanting program
was not being conducted in a proper manner. She claimed that the
transplanting was being done when the bay was open thus depriving
her of workers to fill her commitments. She explained that the
oystermen would rather work transplanting than catching oysters
because it was easier and more profitable. "I don't blame them and
we don't want to cut out the surcharge, but it needs to be handled
some other way." said Lynn Martina. "We don't benefit a dime. We
have been offered low interest loans but at this point I don't want a
no-interest loan. I can't pay it back. We've been hit hard this year. If
we need to plan another meeting, that's fine but it really needs to be
looked at."
Al Lawson assured the dealers that there would be another meeting,
and all of these problems would be addressed properly,

Early Intervention
Virginia Conrad a registered nurse who does Early Intervention work

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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

January 18, 2005

Present: Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis;
Commissioner Bevin Putnal;
Commissioner Noah Lockley,
Jr.; Commissioner Russell
Crofton and Absent:
Chairperson Cheryl Sanders.

Extension Director
Bill Mahan informed the Commis-
sioners that the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services' Vibrio vulnificus
Small Work Group met on Janu-
ary 1 1th in Tallahassee. The
group met to review the Florida
Vibrio vulnificus Risk Reduction
Plan for Oysters, and discuss post
harvest processing research and
the 2004 post harvest processing
capacity survey.
The following ISSC committees
will be meeting March 1 4: the
Executive Board, Vibrio Manage-
ment Committee, Vibrio vulnificus
Subcommittee, Vibrio vulnificus
Education Subcommittee, Vibrio
parahaemolyticus Subcommittee
and Post Harvest Processing Com-
mittee. The meetings will be held
at the Grand Hotel Marriott Re-
sort in Point Clear, Alabama.
2005 Gulf & South Atlantic States-
Shellfish Conference Planning:
The tentative dates for the 2005
GSASSC Conference are May 22,
2005 through May 25, 2005. This
year's meeting will be held in
South Carolina.
Biological .Scientist Hired:
Charlene Burke, has been hired
for the Biological Scientist posi-
tion at Allen Boyd-Franklin
County Shellfish Lab.

Director of Administrative
Services
Alan Pierce presented the follow-
ing report to the Board of County
Commissioners.
The Board clarified ownership of
Magnolia Lane. "Evidently there
is a dispute among property own-
ers about who controls the road.
Mr. Cairo Ingram called me and
asked for clarification. Mr. Ingram
believes the county does own the
road by virtue of maintenance on
it for the last 30 years." The Board
agreed.
'The county is obligated to.have
a safety program as part of county
keeping worker's comp costs
down. For a number of years the
county Emergency Management
Director was responsible for or-
ganizing the meetings and keep-
ing reports. Since only Public
Works and Solid Waste have the
job classifications that require the
safety meetings, and since the EM
Director, no matter who it was,
was not properly trained to handle
safety meetings, I recommend the
Board direct either the Road Su-
perintendent or Solid Waste Di-
rector to take over this responsi-
bility."
The Board determined that each
department would handle their.
safety matters.
"There is a great need for afford-
able housing in the county, as the
Board is aware. At this time, the
county's main housing program
is the state funded SHIP program,
which currently focuses on reha-
bilitation of existing houses, and
down payment assistance for first
time home buyers. There is a
Habitat for Humanity chapter in
the county, and they have fin-
ished one house and are starting
a second one. Since there is no
Franklin County Housing Author-
ity, nor any county appointed
committee to head an affordable
housing effort, I have asked Mr.
Michael Moron, SHIP administra-
tor, to be here this morning to give
the Board some idea of what the
SHIP program might be able to do
in the affordable housing area.
There are essentially two types of
affordable housing. One type that
has received the most discussion
is the kind that is a reflection of
the wage scale in the county. A
general statement on this type is
that for a working family in order


to be affordable the total cost of
house and land needs to be be-
tween $100,000 to $150,000. The
other type of affordable housing
is that which is intended for the
under-employed, or partly em-
ployed. This type of housing is
usually rental and can involve
subsidies. Franklin County has a
need for both, but it is the first
type that is under the most pres-
sure right now.
Mr. Moron informed the Commis-
sioners that there were about
$315,000 made available to
Franklin County for the SHIP pro-
gram annually. About one-half of
this amount is devoted to reha-
bilitation of existing buildings. He
said that the county program had
stopped purchase assistance to
obtain new housing, citing the
high cost of property as one prob-
lem in administering the program.
Anita Grove, Executive Director of
the area Chamber of Commerce
informed the Commissioners that
efforts to hold a conference on
affordable housing sometime in
February 2005 were underway.
Billy Buzzett, St. Joe Company,
spoke briefly on his company's
strong interest in this subject,
asking to work with Mr. Moron.
He informed the Board that Gulf
County had'been dealing with the
problem by" establishing a com-
munity land trust. Commissioner
Bevin Putnal lamented on the
approaching need for more afford-
able housing given the completion
of the new prison facility near
Carrabelle.
The Board approved an EMS
grant to purchase $3782.25
worth of EMS equipment. There
is no match requirement.
The Board authorized Preble-Rish
Engineers to begin engineering
and design for the last phase of
the St. George Island Bike Path.
The county has received the fund-
ing for the engineering and design
phase, with the construction
funds to be released in 2007. This
will carry the bike path to the
state park.
Mark Curenton asked that the
Board approve the application for
the county to the payment-in-
lieu-of-taxes program. Every year
the county must apply to the state
for the taxes that would have been
generated on the land purchased
by the state. The payments are
available for a ten-year period af-
ter a purchase. This year repre-
sents the beginning of the de-
crease in revenues because those
first purchases by the state oc-
curred more than 10 years ago.
Last year the county received ap-
proximately $195,000. This year.
it will be around $175,000. In 3,
years it will drop about $100,000,
and that revenue will have to be
made, .up ,by the local. taxpayers.
The Board approved.
Mr. William Key, a member of
Planning and Zoning, is also an
animal control officer, and is
sometimes on call during meet-
ings. It was requested that the
Board switch Ms. Gayle Dodds,
who is currently an alternate
member, with Mr. Key. Ms. Dodds
has been an active participant in
all the meetings since her
re-appointment. The Board ap-
proved the change.
The Board approved more
changes to the road-paving pro-
gram. It added River Road in
Carrabelle. It was somehow left off
the bid list. It added 200 feet of
Kentucky' St. In Lanark Village. It
added 12 St. from Avenue M
through the cemetery curve in
Apalachicola. And it added a 200-
foot section of Rex Buzzett St. in
greater Apalachicola that ties
24th Ave to 23rd Ave.
"Also I have written letters to the
cities requesting payment of their
funding commitments. It was
$200,000 for Apalachicola, and
$100,000 for Carrabelle," con-
cluded Mr. Curenton.


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Planning and Zoning
Recommendations
The Commission recommends
that Barbara Carlson move for-'
ward with her rezoning request of
the acre of land she bought from
one of the Brown heirs.. Ms.
Carlson received a recommenda-
tion that her property be rezoned
to R-2 to allow her to construct a
house. Policy 2.5 in the Land Use
Element which allows for the
Browns, as family members of lin-
eal descent, to live on one acre lots
without going through rezoning
does not stop a non-family mem-
ber from buying an acre of land
and going through the rezoning
request. The Board scheduled the
matter for a public meeting.
The Commission strongly ob--
jected to any discussion of short-
term accommodations for
STEAMERS in the C-1 district.
The Commission felt that if there
was going to be any hotel type
uses that the property should be
rezoned to some other district.
This does not mean that the Com-
mission necessarily supports any
rezoning, but it definitely objects
to the inclusion of those types of
uses in C-1.
The Board discussed this issue for
nearly an hour and decided to
table the matter for the time be-
ing.
The Board discussed a variance
request for Raymond Hurst on Al-
ligator Point. Chairman Sanders
was not present and she asked
that the Board not to consider a
request in her district without her.
The Board tabled the issue.
Mr. Pierce provided the Board
with a copy of Community Bud-
get Request submitted to our leg-
islative delegation, for $500,000
for courthouse complex improve-
ments. If this money is awarded,.,
this session the Board will need
to decide what sort of renova-
tions/improvements it wants to
make to provide more office space
for county government.
Dan Tonsmeire, ABARK, and I
have discussed a funding oppor-
tunity that might be of joint in-
terest to the Board and to ABARK,
but Dan and I are still research-
ing the feasibility," said Alan
Pierce. "It involves the acquisition
of land around the Old Ferry Dock
boat ramp for additional parking
as well as habitat restoration. We
are trying to determine if the prop-
erty owners are interested in sells
ing.
I am also investigating the possi-
bility of re-applying for FCT fund-
ing to purchase and develop a
boat ramp at 8 mile."

Public Hearings
The Board offCounty Commis-
sioners-approved the rezoning of
Lots 1,2,3 and 4, Block 7, Unit 1
West, St. George Island, from C-2
Commercial business to C-4
Mixed Use Residential.
The Board also approved the fol-
lowing items for public hearings.
based on recommendations of the
Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met on January 11, 200.5
with the following recommenda-
tions:
Applications within the Critical
Habitat Zone:
(a) Approve-Wayne Benningfield
to construct Single Family Private
Pier at 1729 US Highway 98.
Carrabelle. The dock will extend
out 292 feet with a 20x8 platform.
Request submitted by Garlick
Environmental Associates, Inc.
(b) Approve-Jim Kinman to cor -
struct a Single Family Private Pier
on Lot 9 Bay Cove Village, 2047
Sand Dollar Trail, St. George Is-
land. The dock will extend out 105
feet with a 20x6 platform. Request
submitted by Garlick Environ-
mental Associates, Inc.


St. George Island Realty
235 E. Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island, FL 32328

LAND FOR SALE:
Gulf and Bay Views. Unob-
structable Bay view & surprise Gulf
view down 11th St. Full acre treed
lot located in East End of St. George
Island. MLS#98557. $469,900.
Tarpon Run Lot 9. Full acre in
BayFront development between
Eastpoint/Carrabelle. Paved road,
underground power. Private beach
for Tarpon Run. MLS#100840.
$250,000.
Golfer's Dream. On 13th fairway
with views of two lakes. Premier
home site in St. James Bay Golf Com-
munity, one of Fla.'s finest golf
courses. MLS#102184. $225,000.


c) Approve-Floyd Llewellyn to
construct a Single Family Private
Pier on Lot 16 Bay Palm Village,
1415 Evodia Court, St. George
Island. The dock will extend out
212 feet with a 20x6 platform.
Request submitted by Garlick
Environmental Associates, Inc.
The Commission recommends
approval to schedule a public
hearing of the following rezoning
requests:
(1) Lots I and 2, Block 2 West, Unit
1, St. George Island, to be rezoned
from C-2 Commercial Business to
C-4 Mixed Use Residential. Re-
quest submitted by Nick Yonclas,
agent for Gordon and Janet
.Adkinsi owners.
(2) Lots 7 and 8, Block 4, Unit I
East, St. George Island, to be re-
zoned from C-2 Commercial Busi-
ness to C-4 Mixed Use Residen-
tial. Request submitted by Larry
Troy.
(3) A ten acre parcel lying in Sec-
tion 13, Township 7 South, Range
5 West, also known as 435 NO
Road, Carrabelle, to be rezoned
from R-3 Estate Residential to R- 1
Single Family Residential. Re-
quest submitted by Alvin Morris,
owner.
The Commission recommends,
approval to schedule a public
hearing of the following rezoning
and land use changes: '
(1) 31 Washington Street,
Eastpoint, to be rezoned from R-4
Single Family Home Industry to
C-4 Mixed Use Residential. Re-
quest submitted by Willie and
Maxine Carroll, owners.
(2) 27 Washington Street and 23
Washington Street, Eastpoint, to
be rezoned from R-4 Single Fam-
ily Home Industry to C-4 Com-
mercial Mixed Use Residential.
Request submitted by A.J. Tay-
lor, owner.
(4) Lots 6, 7 & 8 Vrooman Estate
Properties, an 80-acre parcel de-
scribed as 595 US Highway 98,
Eastpoint to be rezoned from R-4
Single Family Home Industry to
R-5 Multi-Family. Request sub-
mitted by Inovia Consulting
Group, (formally known as L & W
Engineering) agent for Super
Holdings Investments, LLC. This
requires only a zoning change.
(5) A 2.39 acre parcel described
as 279 Patton Drive, Eastpoint,
to be rezoned from C-4 Mixed Use
Residential to R-8 Multi-Family
Medium Density. (8 units per
acre). Request. submitted by
Golden Coast Development, LLC,
agent for Albert Bryant, owner.
The Commission recommends
approval of sketch plat for the fol-
lowing:


(6) An 8 lot subdivision named
"Sanaullah River. Estates" on
property lying in Section 14,
Township 7 South, Range 5 West,
on the New River northwest of
Carrabelle. Request submitted by
Garlick Environmental Associ-
ates, Inc, agent for Shamsshad
Sanaullah, owner. These lots will
be at least one acre in size and be
accessed by 60 ft. easement.
(7) On May 5, 2004, the Board of
Adjustment granted approval for
a six lot cluster on 7.11 acres
on Tract 52, East End, St. George
Island. The applicant is now ask-
ing for sketch plat approval for
this proposed subdivision to be
known as "Journey's End". This
proposal was submitted by
Garlick Environmental Associ-
ates, Inc., agent for Daniel
Pounce.
The Advisory Board of Adjustment
met on January 5, 2005, with the
following recommendations:
Approval of a request for a spe-
.cial exception to cluster 14 lots
on a 53+ acre parcel located in
Section 26, Township 8 South,
Range 8 West north of
Apalachicola on Day City Road,
Franklin County, Florida. Request
submitted by Garlick Environ-
mental Associates, Inc., agent for
Betty Walker.
Approval of a request for a vari-
ance to construct an addition to
a residential structure three feet
into the side setback line on prop-
erty described as Lot 35, Block P,
163 Illinois Street, Lanark Beach,
Franklin County, Florida. Request
submitted by Ralph & Susan
Dimmick, owners.
Approval of a request for a vari-
ance to construct a swimming
pool six feet into the side setback
line on property described as Lot
4, Block D, Unit 2, 924 East
Gorrie Drive, St. George Island,
Franklin County, Florida. Request
submitted by Linda Butler, Collins.
Vacation Rentals, agent for
Whitney Knoll, owner.

County Attorney
County Attorney Michael Shuler
discussed an ordinance to dis-
solve the St. George Island Water
and Sewer District. He also an-
nounced that Mr. Michael Lake
was asked to attend the Tuesday
meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners at 11:30 a.m., but
Mr. Lake did not appear before the
board. Mr. Shuler recommended
that the Board send Mr. Lake a
letter indicating that the Weems
Hospital Leasee was in default
over the ambulance lease. He
would have 30 days to rectify that
matter and be reinstated under
the terms of the contract with the
county board. The Board ap-
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also informed the Board that he
was researching matters con-
nected with the C-1 zoning cat-
egory and would have a report for
the Board at the next meeting.

Tourist Development
Council
By Richard E. Noble
Anita Gregory of the Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce intro-
duced Curt Blaire, vice chairman
of the Tourist Development Coun-
cil. 'This presentation is going to
be the beginning of the several
up-dates that we're going to give
to you on the TDC as we progress
in this new project that was
passed and approved by the vot-
ers last November. We don't ex-
pect that there will be a lot in the
coffers until the end of Summer
or the beginning of Fall."
Mr. Blaire explained that he was
present today basically to set up
a process for the TDC to begin its
communicating with the Board of
County-Commissioners. The TDC
is a panel composed of members
of the business community who
are in some way directly involved
in the collecting of the tourist de-
velopment tax. There was a need
for a new member of the panel due
to one resignation-a Mr. Parker
of Alligator Point applied to the
TDC's announcement and Mr.
Blaire asked the Commission for
his approval. He was immediately
approved.
The next consideration was with
regards to the administrative ser-
vices needed by the Council. Up
to 9% of the collected tourist tax
can be spent on administration,
but the Council is not allowed to
build a bureaucracy of its own. It
must work through a chamber or
some other staffed cooperative
entity. The TDC made tentative
arrangements with the Apalach-
icola Chamber of Commerce to
provide these services and re-
quested approval from the board.
The temporary arrangement was
approved.
Mr. Blaire then informed the
board that he would be returning
'in the future and on a regular
basis and then asked the board if
they had any questions. Mr.
Mosconis wanted to know if Mr.
Blaire had any intention of shav-
ing his beard in the nrar future.
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21 January 2005 Page 3


EDORIAL & COMMENTARY


Public Service Commission
To Hold Hearings On
Proposed Surcharges For
Utility Services By Monopoly

Power Companies

A Call for Strict Accountability
The state's two largest monopoly companies in electrical energy are
requesting surcharges be added to consumers bills to pay for hurri-
cane costs. The Florida Public Service Commission has announced
that it will conduct 12 customer hearings in connection with those
surcharge requests from Florida Power and Light and Progress En-
ergy. In our area, Progress Energy is the monopoly power company,
and their hearings will be held in five cities plus Tallahassee. Florida
Power wants to collect $354 million by adding $2.09 per month to a
residential bill for two years to refill their storm recovery fund. Progress
Energy wants to add $3.81 in 2005 and $3.59 in 2006 to a customer's
monthly bill to "recover $252 million lost in their service areas. The
Progress Energy hearings are scheduled in Ocala and Apopka on
March 15, Bartow and St. Petersburg on March 16, Clearwater March
17 and Tallahassee March 30th. This editorial does not argue to elimi-
nate customer increases for such emergencies, but the track record
of hurricane recovery and responsiveness to public inquiries ought to
be included in the Progress Energy accountability in such emergen-
cies. For example, during the September storms, it was nearly im-
possible to obtain even a courtesy response from Progress Energy
800 numbers when telephoning about service. Their networking is so
centralized, miles from the local area, one is hard pressed to get any
information about power outages or other interruptions in service
when using the 800 number.
If these monopolies have exclusive service areas, then they need to
make themselves much more available to public inquiries, either by
phone, or in person. Over the years, the responsiveness of Progress
Energy has continued to be eroded first by the closing of an
Apalachicola office, and then a general shifting of personnel to more
regional locations, requiring 800 telephone numbers, and usually busy
signals. Then, there are the reports of pollution by Progress Energy
investigated by the Public Interest Research Group, published sev-
eral issues ago in the Chronicle. The level of Mercury toxic chemicals
is highest at their central Florida power generation plant, according
to the PIRG group. The Public Service Commission should investigate
all aspects of the behavior of these monopolies to ensure that the
public interest is served at all times.
Keep in mind that the Public Service Commission has already ap-
proved rate increases for Progress Energy due to increases in fuel
costs. Progress Energy will be allowed to increase its average residen-
tial customer bill by $5.32, and Gulf Power will increase theirs by
$5.05 per month. Those increases were approved in early November
2004. Now, more increases are apparently on the way. How much
more will energy services cost before a docile public complains?
Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher


Traffic Light In Apalachicola

My god! Come to a Complete stop!
By Richard E. Noble
We measure our lives by traumatic events. I measure my life in Franklin
County by three such traumatic events.
The first occurred when George, the Postmaster in Eastpoint, retired.
My favorite uncle was a lifetime postal employee. Like George, he
knew everybody in town; and like George- he knew them by their first
name. But in most other ways George and my favorite uncle differed.
George was Country. My uncle and I were city slickers. George talked
country, chewed tobacco, and epitomized the Country Colonel, to me.
I loved it. I loved living in a small country town as opposed to an
industrialized, smokestack filled metropolis. I bragged to all my friends
about the simple life I lived down here in the Florida Panhandle. When
George left I felt this to be the first trembles of an encroaching civili-
zation. I asked my wife if she wanted to move. I felt that life in Franklin
County without George, the county-talkin',. tobacco chewin',
knows-everybody-by-their-first-name, postmaster was hardy worth
our efforts anymore.
We decided to stay, nevertheless, and next Percy Mock was gone and
Bevin Putnal came a' knocking at my single-wide, out in the boonies,
country palace door. Bevin, the fine gentleman that he is, was run-
ning for the County Commission. "You vote for me," he told me, "and
I'll do my best to get that dirt road out here in front of your place all
paved-no more dust, flood-outs and busted rear axles for you." Well,
little did Bevin know but the last thing that I wanted out in front of
my single-wide was a paved road. Man, I had been writing back home
again to all of my friends about how I lived on a dirt road with a light
pole right in my front yard. Sometimes late into the night when I
couldn't sleep or I had had too many beers, I'd go walking in my
pajamas with no shoes on and several of my cats trailing behind -
rubbing my naked toes into that soft sand out on my own personal
dirt, country road. That was really living, I thought.
When I opened my small business, I once more wrote to my friends
telling them of my great opportunity. I would have the unique advan-
tage of opening my business on the corner of two paved roads on a


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Skip Frink Carrabelle
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two lane highway going east and west. My friend, who owns a bar-
room in the metropolis back home, pinned my letter onto his bulletin
board. "Rich is going to open his business on the corner of two paved
roads," he announced to all my old city slicker buddies. They thought
that was the funniest thing that they had ever heard. Dirt roads and
people who lived on them were a part of Fairy Tales and history books,
nobody in my home town of Lawrence, Ma. ever actually saw one.
The County paved my dirt road nonetheless.
I told my wife what a paved road would mean-explaining that paved
roads spawn fire-hydrants, fancy houses, speeding automobiles,
TAXES, and new fancy-livin' neighbors, and possibly a shopping mall.
We've got 'em all now, exception' the mall-but, I suppose that's on the
way. It makes me heartsick. Civilization, who needs it?
Now, the final shoe has been dropped; the die has been cast; we've
forded the Rubicund; the boats have all been burned; the white man
has arrived-they have a traffic light in Apalachicola; an actual, come
to a complete stop-wait for the light to change colors, traffic light in
Apalachicola. My god! A Complete Stop-red to green traffic signal
light! You mean to tell me these new city slickers don't know when to
stop and when to go? This is even worse than in-and-out signs at the
Eastpoint Post office. I actually saw some new guy coming in the out
the other day. Can you believe it! This guy drove right in the out. I
nearly died.
There was a time when we had people here in Franklin County who
would have stood up and fought a r:ed and green come to a complete
stop, traffic light in Apalachicola. There is only one thing that it can
be, as fur as I kin tell-YANKEES!


From Southeastern Fisheries Association

On Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminals In The Gulf Of

Mexico

January 12, 2005
Honorable William G. Schubert, Administrator
US Maritime Administration
SUS Department of Transportation
400 7th Street, SW Room
Washington, D.C. 20590
Dear Captain Schubert:
It is our understanding several liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals
will be constructed in the Gulf of Mexico. We support the efforts to
produce more natural gas and oil. The commercial fishing industry
has been supportive of offshore oil development for decades. America
needs to be as self-sufficient as possible in supplying its own energy
needs.
We do believe the application for the LNG terminals should be ap-
proved but only under the condition that the" open rack vaporizer"
system is scrapped in favor of a closed system as used in the North-
east and Southwest areas of the country. The technology is available
and though it might reduce the bottom line in the short term, the
benefits to the environment and especially the marine resources will
become more valuable over the next decades.
We understand each LNG facility, and there might be as many as six
in the near future, would use 136,000,000 gallons of seawater per
day to regasify the LNG. The instant death of billions of fish larvae
and the possibility of entrapment of mammals is too great a risk to
take when another system is available. A closed system is the only
way to go and we request your agency to accept nothing less.
President Bush recently signed an Executive Order relating to the
improyvnent of the oceans. Several blue ribbon committees have made
a serk@ of suggestions to create, a sustainable oceaiYfvironment.
Authorizing an "open rack vapol-izer" in the Gulf of Mexico would
jeopardize efforts to make the oceans better and fly in the face of the
Administration.
Sincerely yours,
Bob Jones
Executive Director


Legislative Forum from Page 1

with children from birth to age three was next to speak. "We do it in
the home and for children who are premature or for some reason
developmentally delayed. I'm the only Early Interventionist in our
county because people have to travel quite a bit to get in here to do
the therapy. It is Medicaid reimbursed. It is basically developmental
therapy to get children ready for pre-school. We have down-syndrome
babies ... we have some babies who are not supposed to live, or are
speech delayed or cognitive development delayed. What has happened
right now is that Medicaid has reduced the reimbursement for travel."
She went on to explain that this cutting of the reimbursement has
greatly hampered the number of needy children in the county who
can be serviced. It doesn't pay for skilled Early Interventionist people
to travel here to Franklin County from the surrounding areas without
this travel reimbursement allowance. Right now this area is greatly
under-serviced she explained. "First Time Toddlers is one such busi-
ness. To them it represents a minimal twelve thousand dollar a month
cut. They will probably have to shut their office. What this all means
is that there are children here in Franklin County who will not be
served." She then made a plea for some idea that could help her and
others supply the service for these truly needy children here in Franklin
county.
"I really didn't realize the effects of these cuts on travel," offered Sen.
Lawson. "I am glad that you brought this to our attention and I will
do everything that I can to assist."

Insurance
Next was Denise Butler who spoke about insurance. "We are in crisis
here in the insurance world," she began. "Our market in this area is
shrinking. The rental market which is so important to Franklin County
only had three outlets that are available to agents. We have some


Bristol: "Estiffanugla," 120 River Rd. Ideal location for the avid
sportsman or outdoors person. This approximate 4.83 acre tract backs
up to the Estiffanugla Lake. The homeowner's dues includes the use of
the boat ramp located 2 blocks south with access to the Apalachicola
River. Total land size is approximately 250' x 70', 2 buildable lots.
Mobile home and fish cleaning area on property in need of repair.
$59,000. MLS#100791.

Prudential
Resort Realty
St. George Island Apalachicola
123 W. Gulf Beach Dr. 71 Market St.
850-927-2666 850-653-2555
800-974-2666 888-419-2555
www.stgeorgeisland.com www.forgottencoastrealtor.com
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.


companies who will only write new homes, ten years old or newer. We
have some companies who will not write any rentals at all. Citizen's
Property is another nightmare. They don't get back to you for thirty to
forty-five days. We can stay (waiting) on the phone for sometimes as
long as an hour trying to get answers. They don't have any grace
period for people. They have canceled people for a lack of three dol-
lars on a three thousand dollar policy. I've had several customers ask
me about loss of rent coverage. We don't even have that available.
When I call the Department of Insurance, they will not give me an
answer. It is very frustrating to us agents who are trying to be fair to
our customers. Last year Franklin County had the highest wind rate
increase in the state." She went on warning about mobile home cov-
erage and flood control demands and compliance. She warned that
all of this was going to seriously affect the rental market. The swim-
ming pools on the island she warned could present a big problem,
one accident could mean no coverage for the entire rental market.
"We need you to help us. The rates haven't gone up from the storms
yet-that happens in July."
All the State Representatives nodded their heads and noted that Ms.
Butler was absolutely right and that something would have to be
done.

Oyster Surcharge
Rocksey Allen was next. She once again brought up the bag tax on
oysters. She repeated the controversy and the same complaints voiced
by both Stephen Nash and Lynn Martina. She wondered where other
counties were getting the money for their relaying program when they
were not paying the fifty cent tax. She also wondered how trucks
were being loaded right at the water's edge here in the county from
other areas without paying the bag tax. Her questions brought up the
old conundrum of whether or not it was a part of this law that
oystermen had to sell their oysters to licensed dealers here in Franklin
County. Of course, they do not.
Rep. Kendrick asked: "Has the Dealer's Association done a study on
how many bags on average are produced in an average week here?
This might be a good idea, because every time that I have talked
about the relay program-in the Department's opinion we don't pay a
third of what we (Tallahassee) send back down here. I find that hard
to believe. They may hot be collecting it all, but I think that we pay
our share."
Ms. Allen responded: "Our concern here is that Frahklin County is
being singled out. We have people coming in here from other coun-
ties. So they are not going through certified dealers (local certified
dealers). We have no way to keep record of this. So we would have no
way to even get an idea what is going out of the county unaccounted
for."
Three Serviceman's Statute
Beth Blair then came forward to speak about the Three Serviceman's
Statue.
"I know that most of you all know about that (the statue project) and
I know that the people here know about that, because they supported
it to the tune of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in contribu-
tions. We're going to put that statue here in a park. The, park is a
veteran's plaza for the entire South. It is not just for Florida. We think
this is significant. We would ask the State to help us, not with the
sculpture but in making this a beautiful park. The city of Apalachicola
has granted -us the land. This will be at the foot of the Ormand build-
ing. This sculpture has been designed by one of America's greatest
Sculptors, Frederick Hart. Maybe we could get a match to the two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars that the citizens have given. Our
president is Mr. Jimmy Mosconis. He is a veteran. We want to honor
all veterans of all wars."
Mr. Weatherford clarified that the request was not to pay for the statue
or for the land but for beautification of the future park.

Airport
Ted Moesteller'was next speaking about the Franklin County Airport
Advisory Committee. He, as those before him, requested money. He
requested that money be given to the county for a needed land pur-
chase for the runway extension at the Apalachicola Airport along with
a storm water drainage repair grant. "We don't have the matching
funds, even if the funds were appropriated," he explained.
"I don't know of any way that we can match State dollars with State
dollars," Rep. Will Kendrick offered.
"Well, we would appreciate just an out right grant."
"If there were some way to get some Federal Aviation dollars or some
Homeland Security or something like that, it may be an option," Rep.
Will Kendrick offered and then went on to suggest other options for
funding that could possibly be available and advised Mr. Moesteller
and associates to continue their lobbying efforts if at all possible.

Regional Water System
Doug Barr of the Northwest Water Management was then asked to
come forward by Kendrick to explain about a regional water system
that would one day stretch across the county.
Mr. Barr pointed out that the county was growing very rapidly and
that alternative water sources would have to be identified and even-
tually tapped into if they were to keep up with the demand. He noted
that there had been successes in other counties gained by utilities
and the public organization working jointly. He expressed the hope
that a similar happening could be established in this county. Rep.
Kendrick went on to clarify that any cooperation would not be at the
expense of any existing institutions or organizations and that such
cooperation would be desirable.
"The people have got to understand that we are not trying to do away
with Eastpoint Water and Sewer, or Alligator Water and Sewer. What
we'want to provide them with is the source of the product that they
need to consume and supply as we continue to grow and develop. We
are going to grow. That is pretty evident, one way or another. It is
important that we have the quality source of water the best quality
water source that we can have."
Marie Marshall was next. She came forward to support what Ms.
Conrad had previously brought up with regards to the Early Inter-
vention Program and the Medicaid cuts. 'This is really a Federal man-
date that is being handed down to us with no thought of how this
affects us ifn the rural areas. We need a Medicaid waver or some-
-thing."
The Forum repeated their sympathy and condolences and supported
the notion that they too hoped that something could be done.


Continued on Page 4


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* _p EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


The Clerk Of

The Circuit

Court: Your

Public Trustee

By Marcia Johnson
9:1 got a speeding ticket recently.
I heard you can pay your ticket
on-line now. Is this true? What if
you want to go to traffic school to
keep from getting points on your
record? Can you pay online and
still sign up for the class?
A: You can pay most general traf-
fic citations using a VISA or
MasterCard credit/debit card at
http://www.myfloridacouty.com,
if you received your ticket in one
of the 35 Florida counties which
currently offers this service.
Payment for a traffic citation is
due within 30 calendar days of the
citation issue date. Any payments
made using the on-line service
must be made by midnight East-
ern Standard Time (EST) on the
last business day prior to the 30th
day. (Weekends are included in
this 30-day period) There is typi-
cally a delay between the time the
citation is issued by law enforce-
ment and when it is received by
the Clerk's Office in the appropri-,
ate Florida county, usually no
more than 3 or 4 business days.
Bear this in mind, since the 30
day time limit still applies and any
delay in receiving the citation at
the Clerk's Office still counts
against the 30 day deadline.
The on-line payment system at
www.myfloridacounty.com pro-
vides the option of electing to take
Defensive Driving School (DDS).
This option can only be used once
during a 12 month period and
only five times during the driver's
lifetime. When the DDS election
option is selected, an online affi-.
davit will appear, and the driver
must select either "ACCEPT" or
"DECLINE". Drivers must meet
'the conditions of the affidavit and
complete DDS within the allo-
cated time. Drivers who have com-
pleted DDS are responsible for
providing proof of completion to
the Clerk's Office. Several Defen-
sive Driving schools can be ac-
cessed online, or a list of schools
found at www.hsmv.state.fl.us/
ddl/bdis.html.
Drivers using myflorida-
county.com to pay citations
within 72 hours of the 30 day
deadline are strongly urged to
print and keep a copy of the re-
ceipt in their car. The receipt has
a date and time stamp to provide
proof of payment within the 30
day deadline. Just as there is a
time delay between law enforce-
ment and the Clerk's Office when
the citation is issued, there can
be a time delay from the Clerk's
Office to the Florida Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles to reflect payment of the
citation.
As with any on-line service, a mi-
nor convenience fee is charged.
If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Marcia
Johnson, Clerk of the Court,
33 Market Street, Suite 203,
Apalachicola, Florida 32320.


GCCC

Foundation

Scholarship

Applications

Available

Applications for scholarships
from the Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation are available
now in the GCCC Foundation Of-
fice and the Financial Aid Office
on main campus. The deadline for
returning applications is March 1,
2005.
Annually, the Foundation awards
more than 600 scholarships to
students. The categories are Aca-
demic, Academic Potential and
Need. Academic scholarships are
provided to students whose grade
point averages are 3.5 or better.
Academic potential scholarships
are for students with GPAs of 2.0
or better and who have the po-
tential to succeed as demon-
strated through extraordinary cir-
cumstances. Need scholarships
are awarded to students with the
greatest demonstrated need.
Students do not need to apply for
specific scholarships, as scholar-
ships will be awarded based on
the ranking of applications and
the specifications of individual
scholarships.


Applications are ranked by an
on-campus Scholarship Commit-
tee, following the March deadline.
Award. notifications will be made
prior to the end of June 2005.
More information about GCCC
Foundation Scholarships is avail-
able by calling 850-872-3815.


Hospital In

Trouble

Emergystat Inc.
By Richard E. Noble
Mr. Joe Donovan, CEO of
Emergystat, Inc. was once again
before the board of County Com-
missioners this week. The hospi-"
tal is not paying its bills as has
been the case previously. Before
Mr. Donovan, got to the podium
Alan Pierce had already asked the
Commission for approval of funds
for the purchase of necessary ad-
ditional emergency equipment,
and for the right to go forward in
applying for a 90/10 state funded
grant for the purchase of a third
ambulance for the county both
requests were approved. "I think
that another ambulance is some-
thing that se really need," af-
firmed Commissioner Putnal.
'This is not to fund three staffed
ambulances," counseled Alan
Pierce. 'The hospital is already
fourteen months behind to the
ambulance service. Mr. Donovan
is at a point where he is out of
patience, out of money-some-
thing has to be done. It (the hos-
pital) is five months behind in
paying the county already."
Mr. Donovan;then stepped for-
ward to state his case.
"As the administrator (Alan
Pierce) was saying, that's just the
box (ambulance) itself, not the
staff that goes inside of it. I've
been before you five, six or seven
times over the last four years. The
county pays ten thousand a
month in subsidy (to the ambu-
lance service). The hospital pays
five thousand a month in subsidy.
The hospital is currently 85 thou-
sand behind." Mr. Donovan ex-
plained that even though the pa-
tients are billed for the ambulance
transport service their payments
are not nearly enough, to cover the
cost of the level of the services that
the county has deemed neces-
sary-thus the need for both the
subsidy from the County and the
hospital.
"We have lost in excess of seventy
thousand for last year. The hos-
pital says that they simply don't
have any money. I'm not in a place
to determine whether they do or
they don't, I'm just not getting any,
of it. We need direction from the
County."
Mr. Donovan then went on to ex-
plain the options available to the
County. He said that without
some way of receiving payments
in the future from the hospital the
service to the area would have to
be downgraded, or the county
would have to pick up the
hospital's share of the subsidy
plus the necessary increases due
to staffing, general costs. and long
overdue pay raises. Even to main-
tain the services at their current
rate of two twenty-four hour am-
bulances, the county would have
to increase its level of payment.
To add a third ambulance, fully
staffed, would involve even more
money. Mr. Donovan recom-
mended that the county use its
third (potential) ambulance as a
daytime addition and not the
round the clock, twenty-four hour
service. He told the Commission
that the staffing of the ambulance
alone is six thousand or more per
month. "Salaries alone are going
to be close to five thousand."
"What do you pay your ambulance
helpers?" asked Commissioner
Lockley.
"Around ... sixteen dollars an
hour."
I was talking to one and he said
that they weren't given' him but
$6.5 0 an hour."
"That's a driver, The paramedics
are the expensive component of
that." : ,r" ,
Commissioner Putnal then asked
when the hospital's contract was
running out.
'The more relevant question is
whether or rnot the hospital is in
default of their contract and if we
can terminate it early," interjected
Attorney Shuler.
Mr. Lake, the hospital administra-
tor. had been notified to attend
today's meeting, but he was not
present. The discussion was even-
tually closed with a number of
methods by which the hospital
could be and should be notified
of the seriousness of its present
contract status. Mr. Putnal sug-
gested that the County should be
looking for a replacement for the
present hospital contractor before
any final warnings are sent out
in order to guarantee to the com-
munity uninterrupted service.


The
Frntuu'IIankl~tinU
Chroicl


Legislative Forum from Page 3

Housing
Don Ashley, a resident of St. George Island, a board member of ABARK,
and a board member of the Franklin County chapter of the Habitat
for Humanity, was next to the podium. He was concerned about the
SHIP program for the needy, and the affordable housing problem or
shortage here in Franklin County. "I think this is an absolute crisis
for Franklin County. With real-estate property values escalating at
this rate, it is difficult to understand how people are, not only, going
to find jobs for their children in this County but places for them to
live. This is our deputies, this is our teachers, this is our nurses it
causes all different levels of problems when people can not afford to
live in the community that they serve. This is really becoming a cri-
sis. Our first home for Habitat will be built in Apalach in February. In
Eastpoint we can't even find land on which to build. This must be
looked at when considering Rural Funding initiatives. We would like
to see balanced growth. We would hope that you would help us bal-
ance explosive growth. We don't want unsustainable growth. We want
you to look at these issues with an eye towards balanced growth. We
will have a final workshop on Jan. 18th (Comp Plan). We suggested to
the Governor that seafood in Franklin should have the same status
as citrus. If citrus can be a signature crop for the State of Florida why
wouldn't seafood be a signature-crop for a County like Franklin."

Interstate Water Allocations,
Dan Townsmiere, representing similar issues as Mr. Ashley was next,
He is also with The Apalachicola Bay and River Keepers (ABARK). "We
are concerned with the interstate negotiations over the water alloca-
tions; also the dredging issue on the Apalachicola River. As regards to
the negotiations, we are concerned that the State does not have an
adequate position from which to negotiate. The ecological flow study
was never accomplished. Any influence that you could extend for that
study to happen would be appreciated. "
"I have'been involved in this issue over the last ten years," Al Lawson
said, "and I would really like to commend the River Keepers for their
involvement because it has been very difficult to deal with. We got
beat pretty bad up there (Washington), but I think that we are on
track right now. To have the support of the River Keepers who have
been able to pull these other counties together has really been great.
It appears that Georgia is really not playing by the same rules, sort to
speak. We know that we're doing' the right thing. We can't afford to do
what Georgia wants to do or we won't have any oysters coming out of
the Bay, here if we allow Georgia 'to do everything that they want to
do."
Obviously, our local Commissioner, Jimmy Mosconis, was not involved
in briefing Sen. Lawson with regards to ABARK in recent months.
There does, certainly, seem to be a difference of opinion.
"I am afraid that that is the way that we would be headed if they had
their way." Mr. Townsmiere went on to voice his group's opposition to
dredging on the Apalachicola River. He thanked the board for their
support and asked for their unified and continued support for the
future."

Beach Renourishment
The last citizen speaker was Ann Marzak from the Alligator Point
taxpayers association. She was concerned as Ken Osbourne was ear-
lier about the beach renourishment program. She brought photo-
graphs of the road in front of the campground out on Alligator Point.
She asked about appropriations. Kendrick told her that it was all
"smoke and mirrors-all talk and no action". It seems that Secretary
Castille is once again the problem. She promised action but did not
appropriate any money, Kendrick explained. "She put that in there
(bill for appropriations) to cover herself, but she did not give us any
dollars. You can not do any of this without dollars. Only half a million
dollars was designated for the; Big Bend and the Keys."

Article V Issues '
It was then time in the meeting for the local public servants. Marcia
Johnson, the newly elected Clerk iof Courts, then came forward. She
was concerned about the implementation of Article V. This law deals
with unfunded mandates being passed on to the County. This means
that either the State or Federal Government demands that some-
thing be done but they don't supply any money to do it with. This
promotes either new taxes or budget cuts in programs at the county
level. "I'm just worried that our citizens are not going to get services
and how it is going to affect the county budget. "
"Marcia, what I'm finding is that some rural counties are dealing with
it (Article V) and some aren't. So I would just ask that you reach out
to some of those counties and see how they are dealing with it. Some-
times it is just how we face these issues," advised Rep. Kendrick.
"I understand also that there was a proposal that the Chief Judge
become the ruling authority over the clerks. I just would like you to
know that I almost think that that would be disastrous. As you know
the Clerk already has over nine hundred duties set out over the Florida
Statutes now. If we are also going to be responsible about the Chief
Judge telling us other things to do well, of course, I have a concern
about that. I think that the citizens would be the ones that would be
hurt somewhere down the line. I would like you to keep in mind that
Clerks are constitutional officers with duties set down under law."
Doris Pendleton, property appraiser, then came forward. She thanked
everyone 'for what they have done and expressed her appreciation for
being re-elected while being able to run for office unopposed. Rep.
Will Kendrick expressed his appreciation for being re-elected under
the same circumstance.
Doris Shiver Gibbs, supervisor of elections for the last twenty four
years, then expressed her gratitude to the legislators for coming to
Franklin county. She invited them all to a legislative session which,
she informed them, would be in February. She gave the group a sheet
of proposals that she had prepared and asked them all to consider
her suggestions. She offered to the group the notion that the last
election in Florida had been conducted successfully, and promised to
keep up the standards for this type success in the future.

School Consolidation
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schools here in Franklin County. "We are the top priority so we would
ask that you do what you can to please protect the Special Facilities
Fund. We hate to ask for something like that when the rest of Florida
has been going through what it has been going through, but if you
would please watch for that, we would appreciate it. "She then brought
up the Negative Wealth Adjustment in the State's appropriation. "In a
district where we have 67% of our students on fringe reduced lunches
this seems totally unacceptable. If there is anything that any of you
can do to help us with this we would appreciate it immensely."
Mr. Weatherford spoke to Mrs. Gander on the Negative Wealth issue
and said that he would be working on it and that hopefully he could
get back to her with some positive input in the not too distant future.
Rep. Will Kendrick responded as to the size of the cut and Al Lawson
was concerned that this type thing was supposed to be to the benefit
of the smaller communities and that, in effect, they seem to be doing
the exact opposite.

Alligator Point Road
Cheryl Sanders, local County commissioner, then spoke to. the Fo-
rum as selective representative speaking on behalf of the entire Com-
mission. Ms. Sanders brought up the problem of the road out at Alli-
gator Point. "We have 450,000 dollars in the Bald Point Trust Fund.
We are willing to use that money. We're asking you to help us. Either
get us some sand, or something to put in there. We need some help. It
is either renourishment, rock, or the State take over the road. Some-
body is lying to Franklin County. I can tolerate you lying to me but
don't be lying to the people of Franklin county. Because there are
people out there atAlligator Point and their property is susceptible. If
this road goes, there ain't no way to get to their house. This road is
the only way in, and the only way out. Please help us.
The other thing, we have just been awarded a Grant for 200,000 dol-
lars from St. Joe Community Foundation for the Carrabelle recre-
ation complex." Commissioner Sanders then went on to request that
the Forum help in getting a match from the State for those funds for
the Carrabelle project and other projects on her list. She also spoke
of getting funds for courthouse renovations. She then spoke about
House Bill 55 which deals with indigent care in Franklin county. "This
is a very important matter. It is not just the indigent but the kids and
also the elderly. It came to our attention that there might be some
grant to help our doctors set up some clinics and stuff. If there is
some health care grants out there for our local doctors please point
them in the right direction and do what you can. And if there is any-
thing that you can do to keep the State level from pushing down
unfunded mandates and cost shifts onto the local government, I sure
would appreciate it. I am very disturbed at what happened in the
special session the week before last yeah, you can all snicker about
it but it really greatly affects the county." She then spoke about a
joint-county lawsuit that had been filed and won and then somehow
was shelved or had disappeared. She warned the group to not put
any more costs shifts onto the county than they can bear.

Vets Park, Market Street
A comment was made about the veteran's park on Market Street in
Apalachicola and some funding that was required and then Mayor
Brown from Carrabelle came up to the podium. Some levity was ex-
pressed with regards to a big, red, fire truck which was appropriated
by Senator Al Lawson for the town of Carrabelle. It seems that the
truck has a special extension ladder to facilitate all the high-rise build-
ings in Carrabelle. Governor Bush told Senator Lawson thit he was
having difficulty in, finding those high-rise buildings in CLrrabelle.
Sen. Lawson told the Governor that they were back a little off the
main road, "more inland", and that one day he would bring the Gov-
ernor down to ride on the truck and take a look-see for some of those
big buildings.
As for humor at the Forum-that was about it. Except for a few giggles
about some college football game somewhere, we were then, instantly,
brought back to reality by Mayor Brown.
"We can use some more monry for storm water run off. Lake Morality
Road wellearned is not acou-ntylioadt It is a.route that we had to use
to get water and sewer to the prison. If the money could be found to
pave that r'id,' it would 'flieve Cariabelle from an awful lot of traffic
that that prison is going to create," stated Mayor Brown.


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Written by Ntozake Shange, this
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awards. She has taught at Rice,
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at the University of Florida.
The GCCC production was recog-
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American College Theatre Festi-
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Raulerson and Liza-Marie Miller
received Irene Ryan Acting nomi-
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Lighting designer Cynthia White
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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
January 10, 2005
By Carol Noble

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

ARRAIGNMENT
Adams, Pete: Charged with passing worthless bank check. Defendant was
present in court. The case was continued on Arraignment Docket for March
14, 2005.
Colella, Sharon: Charged with passing worthless bank check. Defendant was
released on own recognizance. The State dropped all charges on January 10,
2005.
Douds, Michael: Charged with possession of controlled substance, posses-
sion of cannabis, resisting'officer without violence, affray, possession of alco-
hol by person under 21 on November 6, 2004. Bond was $250.00. The defen-
dant was represented in court by J. Gordon Shuler who entered a written plea
of not guilty dated January 7, 2005. The case was entered on the Plea Docket
for April 11, 2005.
Gelatka, Ryan: Charged with forging or uttering medicinal drug prescription
on November 26, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defhndant 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 April 11, 2005;
Lamberson, Kyle C. Jr: Charged with sexual battery).ipon a child under 12
and lewd lascivious act on minor on December 1, 2004; sexual battery by
some force and violence. Defendant was incarcerated., The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Way who entered a written plea of not
guilty dated January 5, 2005 on first charge; entered a plea of not guilty to
second charge. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Langley, Michael Shawn: Charged with obtain or attempt to obtain controlled
substance by fraud on November 23, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and en-
tered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for April 11,
2005.
Maxwell, David W: Charged with burglary of a dwelling on November 24,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was'present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest.to the lesser charge
of trespass to a structure and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 47 days in jail with 47 days credit for time. served; I year proba-
tion; $315.00 court costs and restitution to victim amountt reserved).
Rhodes, Wayne E: ,Charged with DUI with serious injuries and driving while
license suspended 6r revoked (with property damage) on November 6, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered
on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Brown, Fred Lazard: Charged with possession of a controlled substance. The
defendant was present in court with Public' Defender 'Kevin Steiger and en-
tered a plea of denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probalion Plea
Docket for February 14, 2005.
Colter, Leanne C: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon and
grand theft on April 13, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of
denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea' Docket for
February 14, 2005.
Flowers, Richard Stacy: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance on
August 21,' 2003; possession of controlled substance and DUI on August 7,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Way and entered a plea of denial to all charges. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Harris, Lataska V: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October 30,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated, The, defendant was present in court with
'.Pubfic'Defender K.m.in St -ie-r 'and-.ntr a .3 plea 'of denial. The case 'as
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with lewd or'lascivious conduct on-July 27,
2003. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant did not show
up in court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued.
Palmer, Thomas Michael: Charged with 3 counts of grand theft on April 21,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. A public defender was appointed. The de-
fendant was present in court, admitted to being in violation of probation and
was found in violation. Probation was revoked. The defendant was sentenced
to 2 years drug offender probation and not to leave county of residence unless
it is for business. Must report the business within 24 hours to probation
officer.

PLEA DOCKET
Arnett, Will Dan: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
October 16, 2003. Bond was $3,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Way, entered a plea of no contest';to thellesser charge of
battery and adjudication was withheld. The defendantwas sentenced to 12
months non-reporting probation and $762.00 costs, reduced to civil judge-
ment. .
Batt, Eddie D: Charged with possession of contraband at county detention
facility on October 28, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test. and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 30 months
probation, to run concurrent with another charge; $435.00 court costs and
ees.
Browder, George Alan: Charged with felon in possession of firearm and pos-
session of cannabis more than 20 grams on June 19, 2004. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger, defendant not
present. Pre-trial release was revoked and capias (warrant for arrest) issued.


Chastain, Johnny: Charged with burglary of a conveyance (3rd degree) and
grand theft (3rd degree) on October 31, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, en-
tered a plea of no contest, and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 72 days in jail with 72 days credit for time served; 2 years proba-
tion; inpatient treatment and aftercare; $435.00 court costs and fees. Cost of
supervision waived.
Hill, Candace: Charged with uttering (passing worthless document); forgery:
petit theft on October 19, 2004, Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Way, entered a plea of no contest to the
charge of petit theft, and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was charged
with $435.00 court costs and fees; restitution of $30.00 to victim. The State
dropped all charges on counts 1 and 2.
Maine, Richard: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis (3rd
degree) on March 24, 2004. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney John Leace, entered a plea of no contest, and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail with I day
credit for time served; $495.00 court costs and fees. Defendant will remain in
custody.
Mau, Corey K: Charged with abuse of elderly person on January 23, 2004.
Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for April 11,
2005. .,
Moore, Edley Ralph Jr: Charged with felony DUI, with property damage on
May 31, 2004. Bond was $17,500,00. The defendant was represented in court
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on the Docket Sounding
for Ma 14,2005.
Rhodes, Tobias J: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon (2nd
degree), throwing deadly missile(2nd' degree); criminal mischief 3rd degree
felony on September 14, 2004. Bond' was $10,000.00. The .defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Way and entered a plea of no contest to
all charges. Adjudication was withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 18
days in jail with 18 days credit for time-served; 36 months probation;.$1,182.00
court costs and fees. Penalty to run concurrent. Cost of supervision waived.
No contact with victims.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with sale/possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1,000 of store (three times); felony fleeing or
attempting to elude officer on October 1, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with an attorney. The case was entered on
the Docket Sounding for April 11, 2005.
Savage, Jeff A: Charged with fail. to comply with sex offender statutes on
August 1, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Timothy McFarland. The case was continued on the. Plea Docket
for February 14, 2005.
Smith, Donna Maria: Charged with cruelty to animals; trespass after warn-
ing on August 7, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for February 14, 2005.
Townsend, Rufus E. Jr: Charged with sale of a controlled substance (two
times)on August 30, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in .court with Attorney Ethan Way and entered a plea of not guilty.
Both cases were entered on the Docket Sounding for April 11, 2005."

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET
Batt, Eddie D: Charged with grand 'theft on April 19, 2004. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found in violation.
The defendant'was sentenced to 88' days in jail with 88 days credit for time
served. Probation was reinstated, modified.
Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with'sale of a controlled substance on June 6,
2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued with another charge
for trial on January 12, 2005.
Cargill, Stephon Eugene Jr: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell or deliver on August 6, 2003. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was present inmcourt with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
admitted to being in violation of probation, and was found in violation. Proba-
tion was revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 15 months in prison; 343
days in jail with 343 days credit for time served. Financial amounts to civil
judgement.
Cargill, Stephon Eugene Jr: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell or deliver-on November 9, 2003. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted to being in violation of probation, and was found in viola-
tion. Probation was revoked. The,gefndant was sentenced to 15 months in
prison; 276 days in jail with 276 days credit for time served. Financial armoiints
to civil judgement.
Cryderman, Vickie Dee: Charged with possession of controlled substance on
January 8, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court on January 11, 2005 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted to
being in violation of probation and was found in violation. The defendant was
sentenced to 6 months in jail with credit for time already served; must return
to drug treatment and aftercare after'jail time is served. Probation reinstated,
modified.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing stolen property on February 26, 2000.
Defendant released on own recognizance. Probation was terminated.
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; uttering a forged instrument on
March 20, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on the Viola-
tion of Probation Hearing Docket for February 15, 2005.
McAnally, Robert T: Charged with sale of controlled stibstance (two times)
on May 3 1, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was entered on the Viola-
tion of Probation Hearing Docket for February 15, 2005.
Putnal, Joseph Glen: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon
and resisting officer with violence on January 2, 2002. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for
February 14, 2005.
Rhodes, Quinnaland J: Charged with battery upon school board employee
off September 12, 2001; Battery domestic violence (two times) on October 19,
2002; possession of cannabis on July 16, 2003. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Kimberly Menchion. The case was continued to
Juvenile Court for January 11, 2005
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed on
August 10, 2000. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant-was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Vio-
lation of Probation Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Schoelles, Roland Morris: Charged with D U I with serious injuries and prop-
erty damage; driving while license suspended or revoked on September 7,
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 February 14, 2005.
White, Damien: Charged with sale of a controlled substance on November 4,
2001, 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 March 14,':2005.
Zindler, Michael David: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Charges were resolved and removed from docket.

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Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with resisting officer with violence on De-
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Bilbo, Brian: Charged with armed robbery with firearm and burglary of con-
veyance while armed on February 17, 2004. The State dropped all charges on
January 7, 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 set for trial on Janu-
ary 12. 2005.
Creamer, Kerry S: Charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and
sale of controlled substance on August 21, 2003. Bond was $25,000.00. The
defendant was present in court. Attorney Ethan Way will be assigned the case
and was entered on the Plea Docket for February 14, 2005.
Etheridge, Christopher V: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand
theft (3rd degree) on June 3, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant Was
present in court. A new attorney was appointed and the case was continued
on the Docket Sounding for March 14, 2005.
Flowers, Lance: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on December 22,
2003; burglary of a conveyance on April 2, 2004. Bond was 7,500.00. A nfw
attorney will be appointed and the case was entered on the Plea Docket for
February 14, 2005.
Sanders, Delmon: Charged with grand theft on March 20. 2004. Bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was present with Public Defender Kevin Steiger
who entered into a deferred prosecutor agreement.
West, James E: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on Oc-
tober 2, 2003. Bond was $5,000.00. The State Attorney's office to drop all
charges.

HEARINGS
Batt, Eddie D: Motion to set restitution. Restitution is set to $5,127.00 joint
and severally.
Bunyon, Merchant: Continued with other cases to January 12, 2005.
Brodie, Michael Vashon (aka Alexander Coleman): Motion to withdraw plea
of no contest on December 13, 2004. Motion denied.
Kwanzaa, Ayokumie Osceola: Motion to terminate supervision. The State
will file order to terminate probation
Lee, Robert Kevin: Motion for pre-trial release or reasonable bail. Motion
was denied.
Ratledge, Robert P: Motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Motion
was granted and bond set for $2,500.00.
Railerson, Marty: Motion to modify probation. Probation was modified to
anger management instead of batterer's intervention.
Tomlin, Cynthia E: Restitution hearing on January 1'1, 2005. Witness un-
available. Hearing continued to February 14, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
Collins, William J: Charged with grand theft on February 19, 2001-sale of
controlled substance on October 31, 2001. The defendant was present in court
on January 11, 2005 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted to being in
violation of probation and was found in violation. Probation was revoked, un-
successfully terminated. Financial amounts reduced to civil judgement.

DISPOSITION
Brodie, Michael Vashon (aka, Alexander Colemen): Charged with grand
theft of motor vehicle and no valid driver license on August 30, 2004. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest on December 13, 2004 and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 164 days in jail with
164 days credit for time served; 42 months in prison (concurrent), on count 1.
The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days credit for time
served, count 2. Court costs and fees of $410. 00 reduced to civil judgement.
Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with resisting officer with violence on Sep-
tember 10, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court on January 11. 2005 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea
of nho contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 123
days in jail with 123 days credit for time served; 19 months in prison; $370.00
court costs reduced to civil judgement.
Bunyon, Marchant E: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 6,
2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court on
January 11, 2005 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted to being in
violation of probation and was found in violation. Probation was revoked and
terminated. Financial amounts to civil judgement.


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The first-of-its-kind children's book about an adventurous mullet who
escapes fishing nets and other narrow scrapes in search of a new
home will appear with the author, Timothy Weeks, at the Carrabelle
Library on Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Weeks will be
signing copies of his new book which has been selling very well in the
south.
"The Wise Mullet of Cook Bayou" is a Gulf Coast Classic for kids of all
ages. Timothy has written,
"Growing up on the marshy banks of Cook Bayou, I spent
the first half of my life catching mullet with my Papa,
Captain David, one of the finest fishermen to ever wet a
net in Bay County. As the son of a commercial fisher-
man, I was his number one deckhand, and together we
pursued not only mullet, but every fish in season, along
with shrimp, oysters, and crabs. Records might show that
Sunday mornings were spent at church and spring eve-
nings playing little league, but most of my boyhood memo-
ries begin and end on a boat. I reckon there was more to
my life than boats, because sometime between fishing
trips I managed to graduate from Rutherford High School
and headed off to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, al-
though each summer found me back on the deck of a
shrimp boat trawling the wide-open waters of East Bay.
"Since graduating from Baylor, I've lived the kind of life
most folks only dream or read about, residing in New
Orleans, New York, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands,
and Thailand, always earning my keep with either my
pen or my mouth. I've written restaurant reviews, taught
sixth grade in Harlem for Teach for America, published
philosophy books, covered European Summits, G7 and
OPEC conferences for international magazines and wire
services, and been a stock market reporter for CNBC.
"Despite these glamorous world wanderings, I cherish
the foggy morning memories of my idyllic upbringing most
of all, so I'm delighted to be back in town this autumn
promoting my first children's book, which is also a slice
of Bay County history. I say history because time's re-
lentless march reverberates even across the sluggish
muddy waters of Cook Bayou. Both gill and seine-netting
are no longer practiced in Florida, and much of what is
practiced in the Sunshine State these days under the
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The Franklin Chronicle


Carrabelle City Council
Meeting January 6,2005

Citizens Sue

Carrabelle

Say That "Agricultural"
Doesn't Mean "Lots of
Houses"
In a lawsuit presented to city com-
missioners on the day of the city
commission meeting, three local
residents held that the commis-
sioners failed to comply with
Florida statutes when interpret-
ing the Long Pointe development
land to be residential. The suit
maintains that this river land is
zoned agricultural on the Future
Land Use Map of Carrabelle's
Comp Plan. Long Pointe is the
large stretch of uninhabited land
visible from the Carrabelle bridge,
looking to the northwest. It ap-
pears to be almost all marshy,
with a few areas of higher ground.
Knut Rittweger, Jim Lysette and
Charles Lewis brought the action,
as close-proximity residents to the
Long Pointe project. Wording in
the lawsuit says that the change
in FLUM designation to residen-
tial would result in "increased
density and intensity of develop-
ment" that could be approved.
Commenting after the meeting,
Mr. Rittweger expressed his dis-
appointment in the real estate
agent who sold him his property
directly across the river from the
subject development. "He assured
me that the land over there was
not buildable ... I later discovered
that he owned it".

Approval of Bills
All approved.

Commissioner Reports
Mayor Brown-Our main city
project, the DOC prison, is on
schedule and the water line por-
tion is under budget.
Commissioner Rankin-re-
minded the meeting that there
was a request, 3 or 4 months ago,
for parties interested in filling the
Planning and Zoning function in
Carrabelle to contact City Hall. He
has had some contacts, and
asked for opinions. The commis-
sion concurred that the post of
"Developer Coordinator" should
be filled first, then the P&Z.
Attorney Cox-The DEP has sent
the City a letter regarding tempo-
rary use of the old Coast Guard
dock by the city. They seek a writ-
ten agreement, and Cox suggests
that we use wording reflecting the
maximum submerged ground
land lease from the state. The
commission agreed, no vote
taken.

Board of Adjustment
NA

Planning and Zoning
NA

Public Hearing
1. City Ordinance 360 for Long
Pointe amends the zoning map,
establishes a PUD, etc. See top of
story for current status of the citi-
zen lawsuit. Alan Pierce, repre-
senting the property owners, said
that this is only a first reading and
hearing, and that the property
owners are willing to intervene on
behalf of the city. Michael
Donaldson, attorney from Talla-
hassee, will represent the devel-
oper and landowner to intervene.
'Today is only a first hearing" on
this subject, he noted. Mr.
Theriaque's letter (attorney for the
plaintiffs) is only a "comment" on
this subject.
2. City Ordinance 361 for Mike
Robulock to annex River Road
property into the city. Comments
came from Pat Maier, who said
that Dan Ausley's annexation re-
quest was spot zoning, is not con-
tiguous ... and why do citizens
have to "hire lawyers and file law-
suits to protect themselves from
wrong decisions being made by
the city against the advice of their
own attorney?" Steve Bracci, who
noted that the property is single
family residential; and Roger
Bybee, who noted that city sewer
was not extended to the site.


Unfinished Business
1. Approved advertising for a firm
to do our Comprehensive Plan
and City map, then go into an
Impact Fee study.
2. Baskervllle-Donovan updates:
Vacuum Sewer-no change,
repairing leaks, $25K held
back.
Phase I reclaimed W&S-no
change, $200K held back.
Phase IV Timber Island-
slightly behind, $200K held.
Storage tanks-completed,
ahead of schedule. Commis-
sion to write a special letter
of thanks for outstanding
performance to contractor.
Phase Ill-started, 10% into
it.
DOC Lake Morality force
mains-ready to lay pipe.
32% billed, slightly behind.
Mayor Brown noted that we
were able to save $37K
through supervision of the
project. Without close atten-
tion and reading, we would
never have missed the money.
Elevated storage tanks-l/17
approx. completion.
River Road sewer design-
Angler's Harbor pricing now.
DEP & DOT approvals are
applied for.
Three Rivers Road sewer de-
sign-designing now.
3. Approved Change Order 4 to
the Ken Cope Road WWTP Expan-
sion: $11,304.
Justification: $50K will be the cost
if we don't do it now.
4. Same, Change Order 2 to the
Timber Island Master Lift Station.
$2535.
5. Approved Dan Ausley's prelimi-
riary plat for Pickett's Landing, 42
townhome units on 13th Street
west on 2.96 acres.

New Business
1. Steve Watkins was granted a
scheduled public hearing for Feb-
ruary 3 to hear comments on the
Davis Island (under the bridge)
development. 50 units on 6 acres.
2. Promoted Star Zackoski to
Deputy Clerk so that she can take
Florida Association of City Clerks
classes.
3. Approved Apalachicola State
Bank to expand their parking lot
although there may be some in-
fringement on right of way.,
4. Denied Jimmy Allen's "request
to abandon' Ave. E between 8th
and 9th Street West.

Ordinances
Second Reading and enactment of
City Ordinance 359 (Lou Turner)
changing the land use of Lot 20,
Block A of Baywood Estates from
A-1 to R-1.
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(Long Pointe) amending the zon-
ing map (see top of story).
First Reading of proposed City
Ordinance 361 (Mike Robulock) to
annex River Road property.

Resolutions
17-2004: authorizing the Mayor
to deliver all documents to the
Florida DOT for the supplemen-
tal joint participation agreement:
runway lights, papi lights and a
rotating beacon.

Public Comment
1. Roger Bybee: reviewed
Baskerville-Donovan letter to the
city on 3/4/04 regarding pro-
jected capacity of water/sewer
system.

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Year End

Building

Report

Alan Pierce, Director of Adminis-
trative Services, Informed the
Board of County Commissioners
at the January 18th meeting that
the Planning Office received an
increase of $120,000 in fees from
2004 permits. "There was an in-
crease in 142 building permits
from last year, but there was a
slight decrease in new home con-
struction," he said. In 2003, 144
new homes were started. In 2004,
137 home permits were issued.
"There was a big drop in construc-
tion on St. George Island, from 70
starts in 2003 to 46 in 2004, but
there was a corresponding in-
crease in other areas of the
county."
The breakdown of R-1 dwellings
(2004) were as follows:
Breakdown of R-1 Dwellings:
Apalachicola: 16
- Eastpoint: 23
St. George Island: 46
Carrabelle: 14
City of Carrabelle: 8
Dog Island: 4
Lanark: 5
St. James: 4
St. Teresa: 4
Alligator Point: 13
The breakdown of R-1 dwellings
for 2003 were as follows:
Total R-1 Dwellings: 144
Apalachicola: 11
Eastpoint: 20
St George Island: 70
Carrabelle: 17
City of Carrabelle: 5
Dog Island: 1
Lanark & St. James: 11
St. Teresa: 2
Alligator Point: 12
The 2004 total number of build-
ing permits, all categories,
were 1061 permits, generating
$349,211.50.


Author Timothy Weeks from Page 5

"Posterity and nostalgia, then, prompted me to write The
Wise Mullet of Cook Bayou, a thrilling tale of a fish who
escapes many narrow scrapes and becomes wise not be-
cause of who he was or what he said, but how he acted.
In his grand adventure in search of a new home the Wise
Mullet journeys all the way from East Bay to West Bay,
encountering along the way all the wondrous marine life
of my boyhood memories.
"Except for the childish reluctance to labor that my sis-
ter and I occasionally exhibited, our family always toiled
together in-the fishing business. So it- doesn't surprise
me that this book, too, was a family affair The illustrator
Swas noiieotler than my mother, Jeanne Weeks, a Ba y-
High graduate and owner of Jeanne's Kiddiegarden for
21 years. Miss Jeanne, as she was known to the children
at her daycare, skillfully wove local landmarks such as
the Paper Mill and DuPont Bridge into the story, turning
my memories into rich, heritage-filled pictures for all to
enjoy. And who edited my memories and made sure the
grammar was correct? My sister, Kimberlee Weeks-Bryant,
a former Rutherford High, Mosley High, and Gulf Coast
Community College English teacher who now teaches in
North Pole, Alaska."
"But perhaps the biggest help of all in bringing this book
to fruition was my Papa, the legendary Captain David,
who created the memories by taking me fishing."




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St. George Island Regional Charity

Chili Cookoff & Auction, Inc.
432 West Bayshore Drive, St. George. Island, Florida 32328 (850) 927-3473

Officers/Directors
Jayne Bamburg (President) Ticia Lipscomb (Secretary/Treasurer)
H. Lee Edmiston *Roy Ogles J.W. "Jay" Abbott Brant Banks Grayson Shepard

2005 CORPORATE SPONSORS


Greetings Fellow Chili Heads:

Mark your calendars now for a day full of fun and action the 23rd Annual
St. George Island Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction will be held on March
5th!

Last year we had a little more cooperation from the weather and pre-
sented the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Dept. & First Responders Unit
with a check for $96,500.00!! This is used to upgrade equipment, vehicle
maintenance, training/education, etc. and the fleet was increased by add-
ing a much needed ladder truck!

Your efforts during the past 22 years have resulted in SGI fire fighting
and response teams that are second to none, professionally handling hun-
dreds of situations on the island and assisting on the mainland when needed.
Remember these are .all volunteers and they give their time graciously.

Once again we ask for volunteers to help with judging, cooking and serv-
ing, just ask a director and they'll sign you up!

Quality AUCTION items are needed! Call the number listed above and
leave a message to arrange for pickup. The ART PREVIEW will be held
on Friday, March 4th from 5-7 p.m. at the Civic Hall in the East End
Firehouse. A $5 preview, donation entitles the attendees to pre-register
for an auction bid number andbid ie unique pieces of art ifnd col-
lectibles.

The day will get kicked off by the 5K Red Pepper Run at 8 a.m. The
professional cooks will start slicing and dicing and food booths will open
around 10a.m. The auction will begin at 11:00 a.m. under the big tent.,

So slip on your Chili Head jacket and hat and join us for a day of fun for
a most worthwhile cause, (see order form on reverse side)


Jayne Bamburg,
President


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Frances Wiesener, Scribe; Sid
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Tyndall

Welcomes

Five New

Raptors

Tyndall Air Force Base welcomed
the arrival of five new F/A-22 Rap-
tors from the Lockheed-
Martin Aeronautics plant in
Marietta, Ga., Jan. 7, increasing
its inventory to 18 aircraft.
"The Raptor is an amazing
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Stapleton, 43rd Fighter Squadron
commander. "The unique combi-
nation of stealth, precision and
supercruise gives us the capabil-
ity to guarantee access for joint
air and ground operations, even
against the most robust surface
to air threats we expect to fight
today and in the future."
Tyndall is home to the 43rd FS,
the world's first F/A-22 squadron
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is the U.S. Air Force's premiere
fighter and multi-role aircraft,
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bat missions. The Raptor has el-
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tages and updates 1970s technol-
ogy, using stealth, integrated avi-
onics, maneuverability and
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The euphoria over the arrival of
the new Raptors at Tyndall is tem-
pered by an accident that de-
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Georgia-built fighters in Nevada.
The single-seat fighter was taking
off from Nellis Air Force Base in
December 2004 when it lost
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way. The pilot ejected and-was not
seriouislv injured.
The Raptor program is billed at
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Lockheed plant in Marietta, Geor-
gia are directly involved in the
Raptor assembly- Thus far.
Lockheed has built 43 Raptors,
and the cost to taxpayers for each
plane is about $250 million per
copy. The Air Force plans to buy
270 Raptors. The Pentagon is
scheduled to decide this spring
whether to put the plane into full
production. The Raptors are
scheduled to enter front-line ser-
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