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ABARK Requests

Administrative Hearing

Over Stormwater Permit

At SummerCamp

The Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. has petitioned the De-
partment of Environmental Protection for an administrative hearing
involving the Department's intent to issue a storm water permit for
Phase 1, Units 1 and 2 of the proposed Summer Camp development
in Franklin County.
Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper allege that surface water discharges
will impair water quality within Alligator Harbor and adjacent waters
and systems comprising the Apalachicola River and Bay system.
ABARK contends that the disputed issues warrant reversal or modi-
fication of the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) intent
to issue the permit.
The list of allegations is as follows:
1. ABARK disputes the material fact that the storm water system
consisting of wet detention ponds, pervious pavers, retention ponds,
swales, exfiltration trenches or vegetative buffers will adequately treat
storm water generated from the site.
2. ABARK disputes the material fact that all storm water treatment
has been designed to provide a minimum of 150% of the "normal"
water quality requirements that can be applied to the project and
that 150% of normal is the maximum water quality treatment re-
quirement that can be applied to the project. The criteria established
by the Rules only set presumptive thresholds. Unless the applicant
provides reasonable assurance that the discharge will not cause or
contribute to a violation of the water quality standards in waters of
the state, the Department may require more stringent design and
: performance standards than are otherwise required.
The applicant has admitted discharges will occur and the facts estab-
lish that water quality and the beneficial use of the waters will be
degraded and impaired. The Department is required to insure that
the designated most beneficial uses of waters are protected.
3. ABARK disputes the material fact that water quantity is not within
Sthe scope of agency review. Specifically, rules governing impacts to
Outstanding Florida Waters require zero degradation of these waters.
Increased post-development discharges over pre-development dis-
charges will result in environmental degradation and impairment of
Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve contrary to the anti-degradation
Rules and Fla. Stat.
4. ABARK disputes the material fact that the 50-foot vegetative wet-
lands buffer is adequate for treatment of storm water runoff based on
wetland discharge criteria. It is disputed whether the vegetative buffer
is of adequate width or even existent in all discharge areas. There is
no basis for determination that the receiving wetlands meet the re-
quirements of Rule 62-25.042(2), F.A. C. The vegetative wetlands buff-
ers do not provide sufficient contact time as designed in light of the
discharge velocities that will occur and no information is provided
that demonstrates that sufficient uptake of dissolved constituents
will be removed by the vegetative buffers. There is also an issue of
contaminant saturation of the buffer which would result in water
quality degradation and impairment in the presence of flushing of
these contaminants into the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve dur-
ing significant rain events. Inadequate buffers will result in degrada-
tion contrary to Florida Statutes and Rules.
5. ABARK disputes the material fact that the roadway under drain
will control groundwater and convey treated storm water. Groundwa-
ter conditions within the area subject of this permit could result in
groundwater contact with inadequately treated storm water. In some
areas, the roadways traverse wetlands provided direct wetland storm
water interface, potentially without treatment.
6. ABARK disputes the material fact that the monitoring plan is suf-
ficient to provide timely notice tb the Department of water quality
degradation.
7. ABARK disputes the material fact that water quality degradation
identified through the monitoring plan can be remedied by post-impact
modifications to the storm water management system. The monitor-
ing plan has inadequate baseline data.
8. ABARK disputes the material fact that the Declaration of Covenants,
' Conditions and Restrictions for SummerCamp provide satisfactory
assurances that the vegetative buffers will be protected or that water
quality degradation identified through the monitoring plan can be
remedied. The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions do not pro-
vide an adequate source of funding to insure that the Association
remains viable and has the assets to address issues of non-compli-
ance, or to implement the corrective actions to cure future events of
non-compliance through systemic improvements.
Thus, ABARK requests that DEP deny the requests for storm water
management permits with "recommendations for integration of sci-
ence based review by all agencies and organizations with interests in
the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve and Apalachicola Basin and
River system, integration of site specific conditions into the design
plan to prevent impacts to and degration of the Alligator Harbor Aquatic
Preserve and development of baseline and long term data sufficient
to support a long-term monitoring plan with specific remedial mea-
sures identified for rapid resolution of issues of non-compliance."
The specific remedial measures requested by the ABARK petition would
include but "not be limited to effective and comprehensive conserva-
tion easements', covenants and restrictions to accomplish competent
and reliable long-term maintenance and protection of all the condi-
tions determined necessary and appropriate-for protection of the
Aquatic Preserve and the associated wetlands, groundwater and sur-
face waters which discharge into the Preserve."


Robert A. Brooks Terminated
From Alligator Point Water
Resources District
Investigation Continuing Over Disappearance of $42,150;
Restitution of the Money Has Been Made
At the Saturday meeting, March 19, 2005, of the Alligator Point Wa-
ter Resources Board, Attorney Ron Mowrey briefed board members
on the status of the audit and circumstances surrounding the disap-
pearance of $42,150 from the Board Assets. He said that the former
manager of the Water Resources Board, Mr. Robert A. Brooks, has
been terminated from the Board.
The audit for 2003 had not yet been completed but bank accounts
had been checked. There appeared to be a loss of $42,150 but the
family of Robert A. Brooks had provided restitution of the lost money.
Mr. Mowrey said, 'The Board has been made whole again; the money
has been restored." James Moore and Company is completing the
necessary audits, and a full report was promised shortly. Revised
procedures for handling accounts in the water resources office were
discussed at length.


15th Annual Carrabelle

Riverfront Festival


The 15th Annual Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival will be held on
Marine Street along the beautiful
Carrabelle Riverwalk on April
23rd and 24th.

A Touch of Class
For the second year, on Friday
night before the Festival (April
22nd), Carrabelle Junction owner
Ron Gempel will be hosting a
gathering of artists and vendors
displaying their work on the side-
walk in front of his establishment.
Jack Zurawka will be featured on
the piano and refreshments will
be served.
Sunny Jim and his band will be
playing at the Festival again this
year. With his laid back attitude
and island style, he is a favorite
for Parrot Head parties across the
U.S. Some of his current venues


include Margaritaville Cafe
Citywalk at Universal Studios in
Orlando, Margaritaville Cafe in
Key West, FL and Margaritaville
Cafe in New Orleans.
Duncan May will also be perform-
ing again this year. Duncan per-
forms a variety of music styles
and songs, much of which he has
written himself. He performs at
clubs all over the southeast, but
most notably in Nashville.
A talented group of artists from
Melbourne, FL called "Sand-
sational" will be demonstrating a
seldom seen art form that will
impress young and old alike. Us-
ing a huge block of wet sand, they
will be creating some amazing
sand sculptures. They also pro-
vide an area where children and
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Inside ThisIssue
10 Pages
ABARK .......................... 1 Civic Club ..................... 5
Blitz Begins .................... 1 Second Circuit Court.. 6, 7
Comp Plan ............ 1, 5, 7 Condo-tels ..................... 7
Net Limitation ........... 1 FCAN ........................... 8
Franklin Briefs ............... 2 Business Card Directory. 9
Editorial & Commentary... Bookshop .................... 10
.................................. 3 4


A Commentary on the News

Net Limitatior Amendment

Faces Tough.Sledding In

Legislature

By Tom W. Hoffer
As reported earlier in the Chronicle, Representative Will Kendrick in-
troduced his House of Representatives bill (HB 741) in early Febru-
ary. This bill proposed an amendment to change the legal mesh size
of fishing nets from a two-inch stretched mesh to a non-specified size
and also specifying that such a net is not a gill net and therefore legal
under the Constitutional prohibitions. Senator Al Lawson has filed
an identical bill in the Senate (SB 1178).
At mid-March, Attorney General Charlie Crist wrote. Rep. Kendrick
indicating that the house bill was Unconstitutional. Recently, David
Grix, Vice-President of Fishing for Freedom, a lobby group in support
of the amendment, has claimed that Senator Dockery, Chairwoman
of the Senate. Environmental Preservation Committee, is thwarting
the vote on, the issue by not allowing her committee to vote on the
Senate bill. A similar charge has been made against Representative
Donna Clarke, Chairwoman of the House Natural Water Resources
Committee. A hearing on the bills'brought forward more political rheto-
ric, according to a statement by fisherman Richard Van Munster,
quoting from a letter written by Fishing Commission attorney Charles
Chelfer which claimed the net limitation amendment was a political
solution to a problem that would have been better solved through the
rule process.
Indeed, the fishing community in northern Florida, through their lobby
group; Fishing for Freedom, have consistently argued and demon-
strated through videos that the small mesh catches 90 per cent bycatch
while a larger mesh catches only five per cent bycatch. Fishermen
have objected to the two-inch stretch mesh size, indicating that these
niiets catch juvenile mullt Bfish. th.it are too small for harvest. The
"small mesh size violate the net limitation amendment by causing
unnecessary killing and waste of marine life, they claim. This has
been demonstrated in videos of nets with different mesh sizes.
Within the last two weeks, the Tallahassee Democrat has editorial-
ized in favor of the Kendrick and Lawson bills, urging the Attorney
General to change his position on the issue. Rumors abound that Mr.
Crist is planning to run for Governor in the future and this issue may
be his political fodder. In the editorial section of this issue, Attorney
Ron Mowrey has written two letters speaking to the Constitutional
aspects of the proposed amendment, indicating that the proposed
charges are Constitutional. His letter addressed to the Attorney Gen-
eral has also been included, asking that the Attorney General retract
his statements.


Special to the Chronicle

Blitz Begins

First Habitat Home Starts in Carrabelle
The deluge came just after the concrete pour started. A light sprinkle
of liquid sunshine turned into a "too hard for the umbrella to do any
good" downpour. But the crews from Couch Concrete and Hill Con-
crete gamely continued until the last sheet of plastic was put down to
protect the new surface.
These companies join what will hopefully become a long list of local
businesses and individuals who donate time, materials or labor to
the Habitat for Humanity home build. Crowder Excavating, Terminex
Pest Control'and the St. Joe Company have already made contribu-
tions to the job. Max Brown, chairman of the Franklin County Habi-
tat affiliate, says 'There is no way we could provide these homes with-
out the help of all these local folks and companies. Our area has a
great shortage of affordable housing, and this is our way to help, one
house at a time". Local volunteers are needed not only for building,
but also for other committees which interview, support and supervise
potential homeowners in the process of acquiring their new home.


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Walls up on Day 2

Rain earlier in the week had already set back the scheduled "Blitz"
build start by the traveling Care-A-Vanner group. The band of
RV-driving retirees goes from one Habitat for Humanity house to an-
other, year-round. Their only pay is the satisfaction that they are
doing the first, and most major, part of the home construction pro-
cess: from slab to dry-in. That means that they are long gone before
the home is turned over to the new owners.
Through experience and good leadership they are able to complete in
a couple of weeks what takes a typical weekending group of volun-
teers many months.


Continued on Page 10


Custom Designed Motorcycle

Displayed At Tyndall

Orange County Chopper's newest, custom-designed and
manufactured motorcycle was featured at the 325th Fighter
Wing Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. The bike, commis-
sioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service, was unveiled
at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20th. The bike
was on Tyndall's flightline, standing alongside the Air
Force's newest jet, the FA-22 Raptor. Chronicle reporters
Andy Dyal and Diane Dyal were escorted to the flightline
for a closeup view of the two devices. Andy is shown ob-
serving the bike (left) as Tech Sargent Griffin rides the
new bike.


Comp Plan Update

By Richard E. Noble
A Draft Comprehensive Plan which included suggestions by the River
Keepers Group and the Citizens Advisory Commiittee was brought
before the Board for discussion. The Draft is quit extensive and is
about an inch thick. The Draft was not handed out to the Press or to
any concerned members of the audience as far as I know. It may have
been cost prohibitive, but the Chronicle, nevertheless, attaineda copy.
The "suggestions" by the Citizens Advisory Committee are printed in
red, while the original is printed in black. Eighty-six pages of the
report have suggestions in red lettering. In two sections the red let-
tering goes on for almost ten continuous pages. I would say that the
suggestions are greater than the original plan.
Alan Pierce began the evening's discussion with a review of what has
been happening thus far.
First there was an initial report sent to DCA, he explained. The DCA
then sent back their ORC report. The ORC report outlined p number
of criticisms-about 47 in number. Then, in response to the Citizen's
Committee "I came up with the response-the Eight Key Issues-
kind of giving an overview to things that had been discussed but had
not been ORC related ... Mr. Pierce explained. "My point is that a
number of documents have been created over a number of months
that effect the response of the County's Comp Plan."
Mr. Pierce then went on to explain that David McLain and others
from the Citizen's Advisory Group have come up with a number of
different suggestions and it was now up to the Board to decide if they
wanted to include all of the recommendations from the Citizen's Ad-
visory Group into the Comp Plan or not. Mr. Pierce stated that he had
a problem with three particular areas of the Citizen's recommenda-
tions in particular: wetland setbacks, the density issue, and the St.
James Island over-lay. "Those three items I am particularly concerned
about because they are distinctly different from current County Poli-
cies. I need direction from the Board on whether or not you want to
include that kind of policy in your Comp Plan or not.
"Currently the County has a setback of fifty feet. This is applied to all
jurisdictional wetlands and the shoreline of Franklin County. Through
the Citizen's Initiative, they have requested that setback be increased
to one hundred and fifty feet."
"What is the State law with regards to that?" asked Commissioner
Mosconis.
'To my knowledge there is no State law with regards to setbacks in
the State of Florida. "
"We are exceeding the accepted requirements right now?" asked Com-
missioner Mosconis.
"Yes. That is correct," Alan Pierce replied. "The fifty foot setback is in
excess of State law that was adopted back in 1989. Since 1989, 85%
of the County is now owned by the government. My recommendation
is to not increase the setback. The Citizen's Committee wants it
changed. It is up to you. It is a matter of your making policy."
"I don't think that we should be changing any policy," offered Mosconis.
Commissioner Lockley then asked the County's attorney about any
legal ramifications.
"I would not recommend the adoption of the 150 foot setback," re-
sponded Attorney Shuler.
Dan Townsmiere of the River Keepers then stepped forward to ex-
plain that the adoption of a 150-foot setback would only cover
un-platted land and future development. It would not affect any
present or past land development.
Alan Pierce then pointed out to Mr. Townsmiere that the language in
their suggested proposal was vague, non specific and dubious as to
its interpretation and meaning.
'The way it was intended, anyway," offered Mr. Townsmiere is that if
someone comes in for un-platted land, or a land use change from
agricultural to residential, for example, he would be required to go to
that 150 foot setback."
"It doesn't say that," warned County Planner Alan Pierce.
"We don't want to put the county in any kind of a position where you
would have to buy everybody out," suggested Townsmiere. 'That is
not the interpretation that we intended... I can assure you that fifty
foot is not considered adequate to take care of your storm water needs."
"What you are trying to do here, in reality," interjected Mosconis, "is
to take that 15% (non publicly owned land) and cut that number
down to about 10%. You think that the property values are high now,
with what you're suggesting we'll have property values going through
the roof here in Franklin County. I think that our present policy is
the fight way to go."
"Well, the concept here is to protect the Bay," Townsmeire concluded.

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Franklin

Briefs

SMarch 15, 2005
By Richard E. Noble

Resolutions
This session began with Alan
Pierce directing the Board to ap-
prove two resolutions.
The first resolution declared
March 20-26 as Juvenile Justice
Week. During Juvenile Justice
week, citizens are asked to sup-
port the fight against juvenile
crime in their neighborhoods and
the community in general. This
resolution was approved unani-
mously.
The second resolution was to
honor the Apalachicola High
School Basketball Team. The of-
ficial awards and plaques to the
championship team will take
place at a sports banquet. Mem-
bers of the team and their coaches
and supporters were introduced
and given a standing ovation.
Commissioner Lockley was given
the honor of presenting an offi-
cial award to the team on the be-
half of the County Commission at
the up-coming banquet.

Consent Agenda
The Consent Agenda dealt with
the scheduling of several
re-zoning and land use changes
to be set up for public hearings.
These were all approved and will
be announced for public hearings
in the future.
Items from the Planning and Zon-
ing Commission were then
brought forward for approval.
Public comments were called for
by Commissioner Sanders. There
were no comments. Several docks
and private priers were approved
along with a request to construct
a new bank facility at 248 High-
way 98, in Eastpoint. This new
Gulf State Community Bank will
replace the existing facility on the
present site.
River Crest
A public hearing on April 5, at
11:45 for the final approval of a
plat for the River Crest, a 14 lot
subdivision on Bay City Road,
north of Apalachicola was ap-
proved.

Hubert Chipman
It was announced by Commis-
sioner Sanders that Hubert
Chipman, the popular and per-
sonable superintendent of Public
Works was not in attendance at
this meeting because his wife had
been involved in an accident on a
road trip out west. Hubert flew to
Texas where his wife is hospital-
ized. Everyone wished Hubert and
his wife the best of luck and re-
membrance in their prayers.

Speed Limit
Commissioner Sanders then
made a request that the speed
limit on road 370 north of Bald
Point Rd. be looked into and pos-
sibly be considered for lowering.
Her request was approved.

Solid Waste
Van Johnson, the Solid Waste
Director then presented to the
Board his Report:
"For the Board's approval and the
Chairman's signature, I have the
Annual Full Cost of Solid Waste
Management Report and Public
Notice for the year 2003-2004.
The full cost of Solid Waste Man-
agement service for Franklin
County was $1,129,666.00 which


















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represents an increase ol
$120,000.00 over that of the last
fiscal year. The public notice must
be published in a newspaper of
general circulation and a copy of
the report sent to the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection." The Board approved Mr.
Johnson's request.
A discussion then followed with
regards to extending the landfill
and the advisability of investigat-
ing future land purchases for ex-
pansion in consideration of all the
new and proposed growth.
Mr. Johnson then informed the
Board about the Franklin County
Dixie Youth League and its An-
nual Day of Baseball which will
be held at the D.W. Wilson Sports
Complex in Apalachicola Satur-
day, April 9, 2005. Also before the
first game at 8:30 a.m., the Com-
plex will be formally dedicated to
the memory of the late D.W. Wil-
son. Parks and Recreation Staff
has notified the Wilson family and
they will be on hand for the occa-
sion.
City of Apalachicola Paving
Contract
There was a discussion of a letter
from the City of Apalachicola re-
questing that the Board finish
paving the roads as agreed in the
original paving contract.'The re-
quest was approved.

Sound Breeze Subdivision
The Board was informed that the
private roads in Sound Breeze
Subdivision have been completed,
and the Board needs to direct the
County Attorney to release or can-
cel the letter of credit. The recom-
mendation was approved.
Department of
Transportation (DOT)
The Board was then reminded, for
the record, that it had authorized
DOT (Department of Transporta-
tion) grants in the past, but that
both were being submitted this
month. The Board will be resub-
mitting a Small County Outreach
Grant for the paving for C-30. This
will include striping the road. The
other is the paving of Lake Moral-
ity Road under the County Incen-
tive Program.
The Board was then informed that
the DOT will be letting (going for-
ward with) the bid to pave, from
the base of the bridge on St.
George Island to the intersection
of Franklin Blvd. The paving could
occur within the month. There is
approx. 200 feet of terrible road
surface at the eastern intersection
of Gulf Beach Drive, just outside
the DOT right-of-way. DOT called
to say they would have no objec-
tion to the County paying the DOT
contractor to pavethat small sec-
tion of road while the contractor
is on the Island. This will take care
of the worst section of road on the
Island without costing the county
for mobilization charges.
In consideration for developing a
stormwater plan for the St. George
Island business district, it will be
extremely helpful if the county
had access to the retention ponds
in Franklin Blvd. The Board ap-
proved directing Preble-Rish En-
gineers to research whether the
county can utilize the drainage
basins if DOT owns them, or
whether it would be better for the
county to acquire the basins and
thus Franklin Blvd. back from the
state.
The Board approved signing of the
following grants:
1. Action to approve the signing
the EMPA Base Grant. This is the
federal grant that helps fund the
county's emergency management
office. It is for $22,414.
2. Action to approve a JPA with
DOT for the purchase of a brush
cutter and weed killer spray unit
for the airport. Grant is for
$16,000 and there is no local
match.


3. Action to approve a JPA with
DOT for additional security fenc-
ing at the airport. Grant is for
$24,000 and there is no local
match.
4. Action to approve a FEMA grant
to reimburse the county for the
county funds already spent on
designing the Lanark Village
Drainage Project. Grant is for
$12,940. There is a local match
but the county has already paid
it.
The Board was informed that the
Department of Health awarded
the county a grant of $3,782.25
for improving pre-hospital emer-
gency medical services, which is
essentially the ambulance service.
Mr. Pierce said, "Last week I went
to a meeting with Mr. Grady
Leavins, Mr. Rick Marcum, Op-
portunity Florida, and Mr. Steve
Otwell, Univ. of Florida, regard-
ing funding for the proposed sea-
food analytical lab at the airport.
The meeting was interesting but
no definite funding was secured
to assist in buying equipment.
However, I recommend the Board
contact Mr. Billy Buzzett and the
Northwest Florida Foundation re-
garding their support for this lab,
which is a major step in protect-
ing the seafood product coming
out of the Apalachicola Bay and
the northern Gulf of Mexico." The
Board approved writing a letter.
The Board acted to fill one seat
on the BOAs (Board of Adjust-
ment) as An alternate-Joe
Hambrose from Alligator Point
has volunteered, and I believe
Paul Rigelsmeyer from St. George
Island was also interested. And
the Chairman would like to re-
place her representative from
Lanark Village, Ms. Edna
Hancock, on the Planning and
Zoning Commission with Mr. Roy
McCloud. The Board also ap-
proved Mr. Roy McCloud.
The Board has set the comp plan
adoption hearing for April 5, at
1:00 p.m.
"Most of the Planning and Zoning
items have been approved
through the Consent Agenda, but
there are four items I would like
to mention separately."
1. C-5 zoning: The Planning and
Zoning Commission had some
suggestions for improving the C-5
zoning I submitted, but no action
was taken. Several of the inter-
ested parties were not at the Com-
mission meeting. At this time, I
will continue to work on things,
but I have no draft recommend by
P and Z to present to the Board.
2. Cornerstone Development in
Eastpoint received approval from
the Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion to move forward as a Planned
Unit 'Development:. While the:
prijec t' Isrtbt'going to--change in
size or scale, I have since advised:'
tfie developer and the 'Coiimmis-
sion that another approach needs
to be followed if the project is go-
ing to be approved consistent with
county regulations. Instead of a
PUD, the project needs to move
forward as a small scale land use
change on ten acres going from
commercial to residential. The
remaining 2.5 acres will stay com-
mercial, C-4. The residential land
will convert to R-7. Board action
to allow the developer to follow
this procedure which is consistent
with my advice, and with the rules
of the county. The Planning and
Zoning Commission recommends
the Board take the necessary ac-
tion to consider this development
using the proper procedure. The
action today will allow for the cor-
rect advertising of the project for
a public hearing. The Board ap-
proved.
3. At this time there is only one
Urban Service Area in the county,
and that is in Eastpoint. The ben-
efit to being considered a USA is
that the higher residential densi-
ties in the comp plan can only be
applied in Urban Service Areas.
In 1991. when the county adopted


its first comp ilan, the only area
outside the city limits of
Carrabelle or Apalachicola that
had sewer and' water was
Eastpoint, and that is why it was
the only area identified as an USA.
Since that time, the City of
Apalachicola is providing sewer
and water west of Apalachicola,
and the City of Carrabelle is pro-
viding sewer and water outside its
boundaries. At this time,
Carrabelle appears to be inter-
ested in annexing most land
around it that receives sewer and
water, so creating a county Urban
Service Area around Carrabelle
has no impact. However, west of
Apalachicola, and specifically
north of US 98 there are areas
that might be suitable for higher
densities, and the designation of
Urban Service Area would have
meaning because these areas are
not contiguous to the city limits.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission recommends creating an
Urban Service Area west of
Apalachicola, on the north side of
US 98 from the city limits to the
new Airport Road. Any develop-
ment in that area would still have
to request a rezoning, but it would
make that area eligible for higher
densities.

4. At this point, the Planning and
Zoning Commission has recom-
mended for approval all of the al-
lotment of small scale land use
changes the county can make for
2005. By statute, the county can
only consider 80 acres a year in
small scale amendments, which
pare amendments to the land use
rmap for parcels 10 acres or
smaller. The Board will be hear-
ing these recommendations over
the next few months at public
hearings. So by June, all of the
public hearings will have been
held for small scale land use pro-
posals. The county has never used
up its allotment so early in the
year, and this is partly due to the
fact that no small developer wants
to get mixed up in the larger comp
plan update. At this time, the
Commission recommends that
the Planning Department time
stamp the requests as they come
in, knowing that no more can be
heard until January 2006. The
Board approved.








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1 April 2005 Page 3


EDrroRAL & COMMENTARY


Legal Counsel

Responds To The

Attorney General On

Proposed Amendment

To The Net Limitation

Attorney General Crist Asserts the Amendment is Un-
constitutional. Attorney Ron Mowrey reminds Mr.
Crist that 72% of the people who voted did NOT ever
vote that 500 square foot nets, with particular mesh
sizes should be prohibited. "Many Courts have ruled
that such nets are legal, contrary to your repre-
sentations."


Mowrey & Biggins, P.A.
Attorneys at Law
Charlie Crist, Attorney General
The Capitol
PL-01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
RE: Your Letter of March 14, 2005
Dear Attorney General Crist:
I have been provided a copy of your letter to the Honor-
able Al Lawson, Jr., Senator referenced above. The pro-
posed Senate Bill 1878 is not in violation of the Florida
Constitution. There is no provision in the Florida Consti-
tution that suggests that nets of any size mesh are a
violation of that provision.
Testimony elicited by the Florida Fresh Water Wildlife
Conservation Commission (represented by your office)
has revealed that the current use of 500 square foot nets
made of non-monofilament material with larger mesh,
from a "construction, use or resulting catch test, cannot
be considered gill nets".
72% of the people who voted, (not 72% of the voters in
the State of Florida), did not ever vote that 500 square
foot nets, with particular size mesh should be prohib-
ited. Many Courts have ruled that such nets are legal,
contrary to your representations.
Notwithstanding your reference to rulemaking author-
ity, the FWCC cannot restrict or undermine constitutional
provisions granting citizens of the State of Florida cer-
tain rights and privileges.
Though the Supreme Court of Florida has recognized the
Commission has authority to adopt reasonable rules,
there has never been a ruling that a 500 square foot net
of mesh size larger than two inches made of
non-monofilament material is a gill net, prohibited for
the use of the mullet fisheries. Any reference to Court
decisions which suggest that the issue has been squarely
addressed are misleading at best.
In conclusion, you are incorrect in suggesting the pro-
posed Legislation would allow use of nets prohibited by
Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution.
I request you retract your letter. Thank you.
Very truly yours,
Ronald A. Mowrey
RAM: ted
c: Ronald Fred Crum, President
Wakulla Fishermen's Association
Honorable Tom Lee, Senate President
Honorable Paula Dockery, Chair
Honorable Gary Siplin, Vice Chair
Honorable JD Alexander
Honorable Nancy Argenziano
Honorable Carey Baker
Honorable Lee Constantine
Honorable Rod Smith


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Vol. 14, No. 7


April 1, 2005


Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Director of Operations Andy Dyal
Contributors Dawn Radford
........... Carol Noble
............ Richard Noble
............ Skip Frink
Advertising Design
and Production Artist Diane Beauvais Dyal
Circulation Associate Jerry Weber
Production Associate Floyd-Jones

Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis Apalachicola
Skip Frink Carrabelle
David Butler Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
Barbara Revell. Lanark Village
Richard Harper St. George Island
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In a March 18, 2005 letter to Representative Kendrick,
Ron Mowrey wrote:
Honorable Will S. Kendrick
State Representative
1003 Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
RE: Bill Amending Section 370.09(3)(2), Florida Statutes
Dear Representative Kendrick:
By this letter I am responding to the letter you received
from the Honorable Charlie Crist, Attorney General.
Enclosed for your review is a copy of that letter. I know
you were instrumental in introducing this Bill and thus'
want to write to you directly.
As you will recall, we had a number of meetings in your
office wherein we discussed the legal basis for your Bill,
including Florida case law, Florida Statutes and the
Florida Constitution.
I believe Attorney General Crist made statements that
are not supported by case law, nor by the Florida Consti-
tution. I believe the law would support the net you have
proposed, which is a 500 square foot net made of
non-monofilament material of any size mesh. The pro-
posed net is not prohibited by the Constitution but, to
the contrary is permitted by the Constitution.
I will testify that there has never been a ruling of any
court of competent jurisdiction nor of any appellate court
wherein this specific net was addressed as a substantive
matter by that Court.
I applaud you for your courage in filing this Bill and stand
prepared to assist you as it works its way through the
session toward adoption.
Lastly, I am certain you are aware that virtually every
case which has been tried and addressed by appellate
courts concerning this matter have been handled by this
office.
There are a number of key points that Jonathan
Glogau attempted to make which are wrong as a mat-
ter of law and not based on accurate facts.
Again, I am happy to assist you when necessary. Thank
you.



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The Florida Highway Patrol is issuing an alert to citizens regarding a
phone scam that is spreading throughout Florida. Callers (con art-
ists) who are impersonating Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, as well
as other law enforcement officers, have been contacting citizens by
telephone at random advising them that a family member has been
involvedin a traffic, crash. The con artist urges the phone owner to
dial either *72 or 72# in order to speak with a doctor. By doing this,
the phone owner will unknowingly permit the caller on the other end
to use their phone line for making local or long distance telephone
calls which will ultimately be billed to the phone owner's account.
Citizens who suspect that they may have fallen victim to a con artist
phone scam must contact their local phone company to ascertain
how to remove call forwarding from their telephone forwarding sys-
tem.
Most of these phone calls have originated from pay phones located
within correctional facilities. Some correctional facilities have started
playing a recording on all collect calls dialed from pay phones within
the facility in which the receiver of the call is advised that they are
receiving a collect call from a correctional facility, Many of the calls
have originated from a correctional facility in Miami-Dade. Please note
that if your phone is equipped with caller ID, these calls begin with
(305) 459-xxxx and the ID name will be TCG pay phones. Be cau-
tioned that the Miami-Dade Correctional Facility is not the only facil-
ity from which these calls can originate and the above listed number
is for informational purposes only.
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forcement agency the caller claimed to represent. Anyone receiving a
suspicious call is asked to make notations about the caller's voice,
request a call back number, and take advantage of the caller ID fea-
ture if they have the equipment installed on their phone. The Florida
Highway Patrol does not notify family members of crash victims via
collect calls from pay phones, nor would we request, anyone to dial a
*72 or 72# number. Anyone who suspects that they might have been
victimized by an individual who identified himself/herself as a mem-
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Alligator Point Revetment

Dear Editor:
Unpopular? It's outright sinful! Alligator Point for years has exempli-
fled what is wrong with placing rocks on our precious beaches. It is
disgusting to read that Franklin County, again, proposes to extend
the Alligator Point revetment that has never ceased destroying our
beautiful community since the day it was first erected. Yes, it is pre-
dictable that more erosion will ensue if the wall is extended. It will
lead to more erosion that will further endanger the road by.
re-establishing a new waterline dangerously at its base. Time is long,
overdue to tear down the walls, not to extend them. Rocks are an
unnatural element on our beaches that induce unnatural erosion-
which endangers public safety and ruins the environment. Countless;
sea turtle nesting grounds have been lost because of the unnatural-
erosion induced by the rocks. Where is the public outrage against all'
of this? Where is the oversight that prevents untrained and unquali--
fled county administrators from managing something as fragile and
precious as our beaches?
Dr. Bill Wargo, Coordinator
Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol


Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library's FROG Family Learning Pro-
gram will host the World's 14th Greatest Magician, John Harwood,,
who will present a two-hour hands on magic workshop on Saturday,
April 2nd. This great program will be held at the Eastpoint Firehouse
from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon. For information about this and other.
FROG programs call Marlene or Arlene at 697-2091 or 670-4423.
The Wild BEAR Book Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday,,
April 5th at the Eastpoint branch beginning at 7:00 p.m. This month's
discussion will be on The Known World by Edward P. Jones. There
are no requirements for membership and no dues-just a love of read-
ing. Call Judi at 670-4423 for information.
National Library Week is April 10th through 16th. This year's theme.
is "Something for Everyone!@your library". The Franklin County Public
Library's two branches, Eastpoint and Carrabelle, indeed have some-
thing for everyone bestsellers, classics, audio books, large print books,
videos and public access computers, Call 670-8151 or 697-2366 for
information and hours of operation.
The Library's annual Volunteer and Friends Recognition Tea will be
held on Sunday, April 17th from 3:00 5:00 p.m. at the Eastpoint
Fire House.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-IT! and
TIGERS-are offered at no cost to participants. Registration however
is required. For information about the Library and any of its pro-
grams, please call 697-2366, 670-8151, or 653-2784 or view the
Library's website located at www.fcpl.lib.fl.us.


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Becomes Affiliated With
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The National Association of Home
Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI) is proud
to announce that R. Wayne Tho-
mas, Thomas Home Inspection
Service, of Eastpoint, Florida, has
recently become an Associate
Member. Mr. Thomas can be
reached at (850) 670-4404.
NAHI President Claude McGavic,
announced that Mr. Thomas is
one of many inspectors nation-
wide to recently join the associa-
tion. Associate membership is of-
fered to individuals who are pur-
suing a career in the home inspec-
tion industry and have demon-
strated a desire to deliver the most
professional home inspection
available. NAHI Associate Mem-
bers are encouraged to continue
their training in the home inspec-
tion field through seminars and
training programs offered by NAHI
and through hands-on training,
including apprenticeships with
other NAHI members. All mem-
bers of NAHI agree to perform in-
spections in compliance with the
NAHI Standards of Practice and
Code of Ethics.
The National Association of Home
Inspectors is a nonprofit associa-
tion established to promote and
develop the home inspection in-
dustry. NAHI promotes educa-
tional opportunities, public policy
and industry practices that pro-
tect consumers from fraudulent,
misleading, and deceptive prac-
tices. The NAHI Standards of
Practice and Code of Ethics was
established to promote the pro-
fessionalism of home inspectors,
and to provide a consistent
method of performing home in-
spections.
Consumers may obtain materials


descrioing tne importance ou a
reputable home inspection in resi-
dential real estate transactions,
receive a copy of the NAHI Stan-
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ics, or locate NAHI inspectors in
their area by calling the NAHI
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Newell

Concert

The Ilse Newell Concert Series will
present a program of choral and
instrumental music composed by
Dr. R. Bedford Watkins, and per-
formed by The Bay Area Choral
Society, Grant Louvier-oboe,
Chris Howard-clarinet, Dr.
Watkins-harpsichord, and read-
ings, accompanied by violin/pi-
ano, of selections performed by
Dr. Watkins and his son, the Rev.
T. Wyatt Watkins of Indianapolis,
IN.
This concert will be held at Trin-
ity Episcopal Church, Apalach-
icola on Sunday, April 3 at 4:00
p.m.
Dr. Watkins, Professor Emeritus,
Illinois Wesleyan University, re-
tired in 1988 from his position as
Chairman of the Keyboard De-
partment. He has been active as
a composer and performer dur-
ing his teaching career and since
his retirement.
The Ilse Newell Concert Series is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area. Historical Society a 501-(c)
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State of Florida. A $2.00 donation
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EDITORIAL &COMMENTARY


The Franklin Chronicle


Ben, Espionage And Poisoned

Wine

Does the name Benjamin Franklin conjure up images of a middle age
man flying a kite, proving to the world that lightning and electricity
are the same? Or does it remind us of a brave American patriot who
risked his life multiple times to ensure freedom for his country?
Few citizens are aware that in 1997, the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA), honored three patriots as the Founding Fathers of American
intelligence. Benjamin Franklin, because of his tenure in England
representing several colonies, was seen as the founder having the
most experience in foreign intrigue. In addition, former CIA director,
Allen Dulles, in his book, The Craft of Intelligence, recognized
Franklin's role in dealing with spies.
To successfully carry out their plan for independence, the founders
knew they must secure an ally that was not only willing to help bank-'
roll the revolution, but also become militarily involved. But what coun-
try could they turn to? And more importantly, what country could
they trust?
In November 1775, the Continental Congress formed a "Committee of
Secret Correspondence," for the purpose of opening communications
With countries friendly to the American cause, with expectations of
ultimately finding a supportive ally. Franklin, who had been appointed
to the committee due to his first-hand experience in delicate negotia-
tions during his long tenure as a lobbyist in England on behalf of his
American constituents, saw the need for "impenetrable secrecy" when
dealing with foreign countries.
Unknown to Franklin and others, the French government had sent
an agent to America to gather intelligence about the founders and to
learn if they were indeed earnest in their efforts to gain indepen-
dence. The mysterious Frenchman, upon arriving in Philadelphia
correctly assessed the founders commitment to independence. He
then contacted a little known French-speaking merchant, Francis
paymon. Daymon, who also served as a librarian of the Library Com-
pany, one of Franklin's foundations, was on good terms with mem-
bers of Congress. He may have introduced the Frenchman to Franklin
and the other committee members including Thomas Johnson, John
Jay, Benjamin Harrison, and John Dickinson
On December 18, 1775, six months before the signing of the Declara-
tion of Independence, in the dark of the night, the committee mem-
bers, walking alone and taking different routes, surreptitiously met
Julien-Alexandre Archard de Bonvouloir at a pre-arranged (but now
unknown) Philadelphia location. Knowing that they could be hanged
for treason, the committee members proceeded cautiously in that and
Subsequent meetings until they were convinced that Bonvouloir could
be trusted.
Enough was learned from the covert meetings with Bonvouloir that
took place between December 18 to December 28, for Congress to
ultimately send,Franklin to France to negotiate with the French gov-
ernment. ,
It was probably at these conspiratorial meetings with Bonvouloir and
Others that Franklin began masterminding his foreign network of
agents and friends in France and England who would ultimately pro-
,vide him information of British intelligence, including naval move-
ments. Franklin's finest achievement in diplomacy occurred just be-
fore America's victory at Saratoga, New York, when he played France
and England against each other, finally convincing French officials to'
sign the Franco American Alliance, resulting in France becoming
America's ally.
While in Paris negotiating with the French government,' Franklin's
every move was watched by English agents. Cecil Currey has specu-
lated that Benjamin, an expert swimmer, would occasionally elude
Spies by swimming the Seine River, meeting his contact at a floating
bathhouse. Viewed as Enemy #1 by England's Secret Service Agency,
Franklin was constantly onguard for his life: AthisiPassy-residence
he became:gravely :ill after' drinking Maderia wine', 'his favorite. given:
to himnby Peter Allaire, an American loyalist (Tory). Althoughtltiwas
iot proven that Allaire laced the wine with poison, he was Immedi-
ately arrested on suspicion of being a British spy.
When the nation celebrates Benjamin's 300th birthday on 17 Janu-
ary 2006, we should certainly honor the man who flew a kite and
tamed lightning by inventing and freely giving society the lightning
rod, but also remember him as the founding father, who, despite his
age and failing health, did his part to guarantee his country's inde-
pendence even under threat of assassination.


John Walburn
Ottawa (Franklin County) Kansas
Benjamin Franklin's Interity Project
www.bflp.org bfip(cD-bfip.org
1-785-749-6526
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Advisor

Boyd Staff Holds Office

Hours In Carrabelle &

Apalachicola


A member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Carrabelle and
Apalachicola on the fourth
Wednesday of every month so the
people of Franklin County have
the opportunity to personally dis-
cuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is
trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to vari-
ous federal agencies. It is impor-
tant to the Congressman that his
staff is available for those who are
not able to travel to either his


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Jane McNabb
To Head The

St. Joe
Community

Foundation

New Director Selected to
Continue Foundation's
Philanthropic Mission to
Make Northwest Florida a
Better Place to Call Home
Lewis Howell, President of the
Board of Trustees of The St. Joe.
Community Foundation (STJCF),
announced that Jane D. McNabb,
will assume the role of STJCF
Executive Director, effective April
1, 2005.
Jane brings more than 20 years
of non-profit management expe-
rience to'the position. She is cur-
rently the Executive Vice Presi-
dent of the Florida Chamber
Foundation, a public policy re-
search foundation based in Tal-
lahassee, Florida. Jane directs the
non-partisan research and K12'
education reform program, World
Class Schools. She has been re-
sponsible for publishing research
studies on such statewide issues
as transportation, public educa-
tion reform and economic devel-
opment.
McNabb holds a Master of Liberal
Studies degree from Hollins Uni-
versity in Roanoke, Va., with a
special focus on Southern re-
gional folk art, and received her
Bachelor of Science from SUNY,
Albany, NY. She is a native of'
Memphis, TN, but considers
Northwest Florida her home.
McNabb and her husband, Roger
McNabb, retired Virginia Tech
University professor of zoology,
will reside in Panama City Beach.
McNabb succeeds Pamela Selton
who' has served as the
Foundation's executive director
during the Foundation's formative
first five years. During the span
of her tenure, Selton helped to
administer more than $4 million
in regional grants for education,
recreation, .cultural arts, the en-
vironment, and the health of com-
munities. Selton will remain with
the Foundation through the;
month of April, and then she and;
her husband, Jake Ingram, a
landscape architect, will move to
Jacksonville, Florida.
The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE)
created The St. Joe Community
Foundation (STJCF) in 1999 to
invest in community initiatives
that pay long-term returns on the
quality of life in Bay, Franklin,
Gulf, and Walton counties.


Since its inception, STJCF has
granted more than $4,000,000 to
the region; $2,000,000 of which
was granted in 2004. STJCF's
unique fundingstructure is based
on payments from JOE that are a
percentage of the proceeds from
new sales in specific JOE commu-
nities. Payments continue each
time the properties are resold
through deed covenants requir-
- ing a transfer fee to be paid to
SSTJCF each time a property is
subsequently sold. In this way,
JOE, and the property owners
who live in our neighborhoods are
partnering with the community
for the betterment of the entire
region.


Focused primarily on education,
regional health care delivery, art
and culture, parks and recre-
ation, and community spirit,
STJCF investments are based on
building civic infrastructure and
providing on-going improvements
in the region through grants and
Initiatives that promote teaching
and learning and create healthier
communities. To learn more about
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Board of County Commissioners
Franklin County, Florida

Full Cost of Solid Waste Management
Fiscal Year 2003/04


Total Cost FY 03=/4:


Element
.G=


Collection
Disposal
Recycling
Total:

Collection: (1)
Residential
Non-Residential

Disposal: (2)
Residential
Non-Residential

Recycling: (3)
Residential
Non-Residential


NIA
930,288
199,376
$1,129,664


Non
Residential Residential


N/A
669,813
$813,309
$813,309


N/A
260,475
55.880
$316,355


Totals

N/A (1)
930,288 (2)
199376 (3)
$1,129,664


NIA
N/A


$ 113.93 Per HH/Year
$ 3.08 Per Cu. Yd. Disposed


24.41 Per HH/Year
86.24 Per Ton Recycled


1. Collection in the unincorporated area is performed outside the control of Franklin County.
2. Disposal costs includes the costs of all classes of waste delivered to the Solid Waste Facility.
3. In addition to the unincorporated area, recycling services are provided to the Cities of
Apalachicola and Carrabelle, and to Eastpoint
4. Offsetting grant monies and materials revenues affected the per unit costs as follows:
Disposal: Recycling:
Residential $ 104.82 Per HH/Year $ 15.61 Per HHYear
Non-Rsidential .~$ 2 Per Cu. Yd. $ 55.16 PerTon


In accordance with the requirements of F.S. 403.7049 and 62-708 F.A.C., the Board of County
Commissioners is advising all users of solid waste management services in Franklin County of the
above information concerning the full cost of service. All workpapers and source documents
used in calculating this information are on file and available for public inspection during normal
business hours.


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Comp Plan from Page 1
The next speaker was George Marr a resident of Franklin county and
St. George Island. "If you have somebody who has a thirty foot wide
wetland-that's the diameter-a fifty foot buffer means 13,000 sq.
ft.-which is three tenths of an acre. One hundred and fifty foot pro-
tected area is 85,000 sq. ft.-that's two full acres. Think about it. If
you own a one acre lot with that thirty foot wetland, you're out of
business. Just a thirty foot wetland means two full acres that you will
have to give up. Thank you."
Roger Bybee, a resident and retired engineer, then came forward to
state his position that the fifty foot setback was adequate if they would
simply stick to it and not keep granting wholesale exceptions and
variances.
Mr. Mosconis countered that it would be nice if such a thing was only
possible but that in his experience it never seems to work out that
way.
Dave McLain of the River Keepers then stepped to the podium.
"What we were trying to do was to assure that the public issues were
put into the format that you needed to have. So we wrote goals; we
wrote objectives; we wrote policies; we wrote opportunities for you to
consider. We didn't say that you have got to do this. We were trying to
give you some of the options that were the inputs' from the public.
What I would like is that we deal with these options as a group and
not to deal with them individually, as you are about to do now. We
have been successful in integrating that information into a single
document and that seems to me to be the most rational way to pur-
sue this thing for the County. That's what I would propose."
The controversy seems to be that the County, via their trained and
hired spokesperson, Alan Pierce, and his staff are saying 'that if you
don't want to be bound and committed by something-don't write ft'
into the Comp Plan.
The Citizen's Advisory Group and the River Keepers are saying that
you should write all of your goals, dreams and aspirations into the
Comp Plan or they will not be considered in the future, and most
likely forgotten forever.
"Well, we've got a motion before the board on this fifty foot setback.
SLet's complete the vote on that," requested Ms. Sanders, basically in,'
Direct contradiction to Mr. McLain's last request.
Keeping the fifty-foot setback and not going to the suggested 150 foot
setback was taken to a vote and the fifty foot setback was retained.
'There are other suggested policies which are brand new," continued
SAlan Pierce, "which have no effect on land development but could
have impacton the way you all (the Board) process budget items and
the way you (the Board) formulate public policy. I was not even going
to get into those suggestions tonight. I was going to focus on the land
development...
"Okay, you gave us the one..." Ms. Sanders encouraged.
"Clustering ..." resumed Mr. Pierce. "At the present time ... if you own
ten acres of land, and you own five acres of wetlands and five acres of
.uplands; you will still be able to build ten houses-clustered on the
uplands portion. So you will get credit for all the acreage that you
own. We use a gross acreage: calculation: the :Citizen's Committee
suggests that you use a net acreage calculation. You would then get
no more than five houses on your ten acres.
I think that the way that we have been doiig it is good." said Mr.
Mosconis who explained also about the required septic tanks or sew-
erage requirements that went along with any development. "This is
another way to throw your affordable housing developments out the
window."
"Who would buy wetlands?" asked Commissioner Crofton.
"Well, it is not that anyone would necessarily buy wetlands but some-
S times it is not readily apparent that you have wetlands on your prop-
erty." Mr. Pierce went on to explain that with the present gross evalu-
ation you get credit for any wetlands that you may be forced to pur-
chase in order to gain a particular property.
"That doesn't mean," added Mr. Mosconis, "that if somebody buys.
twenty-five acres of 1.ad "with .twenty acres of wetland on it. that they
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are then going to be able to build twenty-five houses on that five
acres. They still have to present a Jan to the health department and
the other regulating agencies before they can be approved to build
anything."
There was, at this time, a break in the debate to discuss a more
immediate issue. When the discussion was resumed Mr. McLain was
expressing his opinion of what the Board's attitude should be in rela-
tion to the Citizen's Advisory Committee's recommendations.
"I trust your judgment," expounded Mr. McLain. "Please read the re-
port; look at it; ask questions of me; ask questions of Alan; ask ques-
tions of anybody else that you want to, so that you come in informed
at the time that we have the adoption hearing; informed of what we
are talking about; informed and in context ... I would appreciate,
then, the distribution of that then (the draft proposal). Please don't
hold hostage this process and all the other good work that was put in
there...
"Are we going to go down now," asked Mr. Mosconis, "and vote up or
down on every one of these additions? These are not in your trans-
mittal-these are not going in?" Mr. Mosconis asked of the county
Planner.
"That is yet to be determined," interjected Mr. McLain.
Billy Buzzett of the St. Joe Company then came to the podium.
"I'm Billy Buzzett and I was not a part of the Advisory Committee. I
would just like to clarify a couple of things. You transmitted on the
20th of April an updated Comp Plan; on the 15th of October you got
an ORC report and comments from the DCA; on the 15 of October
until today you have had work in progress on those things. I think
that a part of this structure ought to be where are we on these 49
objections (ORC/DCA). Based on what I have heard from the DCA,
from what was read into the record today, this County is pretty close
to getting closure on all 49 objections. As a matter of fact on April
5th, the Department (DCA) has suggested that you are going to be
able to move forward. I do think that there are some topics that are a
great departure of law, and of what this County has done in the past.
"You heard briefly about going from fifty feet to 150 feet on the buff-
ers. What you haven't heard is about a buffer on the coast to go from
fifty feet to a quarter of a mile-big difference, 1250 feet. I think that
the citizens of this County ought to know that is going to be a policy
change that this County is going tq take.
"The Idea of the scenic buffers-requiring anybody who owns land on
Highway 98 to dedicate 150 feet of their property to the public. That's
a huge departure-HUGE. And that's what is incorporated as the
Citizen's Advisory before the Board.
"Puttng impact fees when you don't even provide the services that
are associated with the impact fees. If you provide the services we will
be glad to be your customers; and if you don't we'll build those ser-
vices ouiirselves-that's the genesis of impact fees.
"Economic development element-that's the one that we have been
working on with the Chamber of Commerce. That one has yet to go to
DCA. It ought to be transmitted, independently, so that DCA can
review it and give an ORC report:
"On ,the CHHA I applaud Mr. Putnal for his leadership there. You
know those gentleman that came down (DCA/FEMA) and told you
about the map you need to adopt and the policies that you need to.
guide, are there. But what you are getting from the Citizen's Advisory
Committee Report is a definition that is inconsistent with Florida law.
I think that you ought to look really closely at that ...'Let's cut right to
the chase'on these big numbers and understand that this is going to
be the policy of this County to now require landowners to dedicate a,
quarter of a mile of their land, oh the coast, to public ownership, or
150 feet along roads to public ownership; or a mile wide corridor for
animals for'public ownership? Anyone in this room who has private
property has the right to impose any of these restrictions on their
own property. But I think that this is a huge public policy discussion.
It doesn't need to be confused in an eighty-eight page document. It is
pretty simple to look at what these issues are. If it is going to be a
County-wide application, that's fine. But if we are going to discrimi-
nate one landowner against another-then that is not line.
"I was concerned, frankly, when I read this document. It was a giant
change from where we have been-A GIANT CHANGE. I'm not saying
that on every element proposed by the. Citizen's:Advisory Board. that
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Department

At the March 17th meeting of the
St. George Island Civic Club,
members gave a standing ovation
/ / to the attending members of the
St. George Island Volunteer De-
partment and First Responders
following brief remarks by volun-
,\ iteer fire chief Jay Abbott.
SW.K. Sanders was also recognized
as the oldest, continuing serving
Member of the Fire Department
t /for 30 years. Mr. Abbott informed
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partment Month" and that this
month marks the 30th Anniver-
sary of the St. George Island Fire
Department.
IOn a more serious note, Mr.
;Abbott discussed the continuing
need for both financial resources
and person power, citing the ag-
ing status of the volunteer fire
team. There were still shortages
of personnel for water rescues off
St. George Island. The Depart-
ment has given some consider-
ation to hiring one professional
fireman but the continuing prob-
lem of affordable housing persists
li in bringing new blood into the Fire
Department of a professional ba-
sis.


think that we ought to have that opportunity to talk about it. I think
that if the citizens of this County were aware of this departure, I'm
not sure that they would support it either. Thank you. "
"All that we are trying to do is make them aware," said Mr. McLain,
"by distributing those things that we have written and that have been
integrated into a single document. That is the way we make them
aware so that they get to look at it ... Let's get it out, let's talk about it; 3
let's review it; let's take what hits we want to take ... So take a look at;
vote it up or vote it down."
Ken Osborne, president of Alligator Point Taxpayers Association, then
spoke. He read from a letter that his group had sent to each member
of the Commission.
"If the St. James Over-lay is to be a part of the Comp Plan, the Alliga-
tor Point Taxpayers Association requests that you include in the St.
James Island portion of the Comp Plan being considered ... alternate
road access to the Villages which is being proposed by St. Joe Com-
pany. The eastern end of this alternate to US highway 98 should
begin one half mile north of the intersection of County Rd. 370 and,
Highway 98-that's the entrance to Alligator Point-and continue
westward to intersect with highway 319 and/or reconnect with high-'
way 98 as engineer studies dictate. We would expect this alternate ;
route to be sole access to any development that St. Joe builds north
of Highway 98 and east of US 319 ..." Mr. Osborne then went on to
talk about the congestion that was already growing in that area due
to construction and development already underway.
"We're just asking you, don't have just a bunch of roads coming off of :
Highway 98. There is a way to put a road through there that will
satisfy others (and not create a hardship of congestion and traffic for -
the residents who are already living in that area.)
"I would like to add, that I have attended over twenty meetings of ,
visioning and other alternate meetings in this planning process that.
went forward. And there were some things that come up here tonight
that Mr. Billy Buzzett mentioned that I have never heard of. And I've.
been to every one of them; and I have listen to what the people had to
say; and there has been nobody who has talked about a quarter of a
mile wide swarth through the roads; a quarter of a mile setback; .
there are many, many lots on Alligator Point that people won't be able :
to build on. It wasn't said at any of the meetings. There is another ,
group that came together who put out this book (Up-dated Comp
Plan) that you have here tonight; now maybe we were just a bunch of '
suckers. We voted at every one of those meetings; ... we voted for
consensus. Those things that have, been mentioned tonight did not
happen at those visioning meetings that FSU took. "
"Mr. Ken, "responded commissioner Putnal. "I've read this thing this
morning and something that I definitely asked to not be in there was
put in there. It says, The county shall not spray or otherwise place
toxic chemicals in the environment for mosquito control after 2005.'-
You think that I would vote for something like that?"
"You better not!" a woman from the audience yelled from her seat.
Several people then spoke against the proposed plan of suggestions .
put forward by the Citizen's Advisory Committee and the River Keep-
ers and advised the Board to go forward with their past proposal. It
was suggested that what the Citizen's committee was advising was,
not appropriate andwould hamper job growth,. construction and fu-
ture development in Franklin county.,
Don Ashley and David McLain then spoke in defense of what they
have proposed and what they have been trying to accomplish and
their view of what were the opinions of-the citizens in Franklin County.
They defended their position against a too rapid growth and over de-
velopment of the,area. They quoted reference to scientific experts that
were consulted and studies that had been performed.
"We don't want to hurt the small lot owner. The wetlands issue is only
limited to large scale development," offered Mr. Ashley. '"The intent
was that all of that discussion only affected large scale development.
It only originated on St. James Island. It wasn't to impede develop- -
ment; it wasn't to hurt the small landowner.
Commissioner Sanders then suggested that what Mr. Ashley was ask-
ing the Board to do was to discriminate against the largest land owner
on St. James Island (the St. Joe Company) in favor of the small land
owners on St. James Island.
"WhatWe':areand have! eeii-asking is,thatbefor.Elarge-;cal-edeqvlop- :
mentie permittedin tMthieCotuniilthalbthev!etbea'scien it-fcapd~techni- c
cal committee to review and help on these/complexi issues :-Yotridon't
want to hurt the small landowner ... 8,786 ufiits potential or in the
pipeline (Carrabelle, Lanark, St. James, Timber Island)-the citizens r
have a right to be concerned. They have a right and a REAL concern
over the value of protecting the resources and protecting beach and
bay access. Your current policy for beach and bay access requires
that a developer submit a plan to you of where historical access will
be provided there is no plan in Summer Camp. I didn't see a plan in I
any of the other land use amendments.
"Your current scenic byway policy says, that there will not be fences
or landscape that will inhibit the view between the scenic coastal
Highway 98 and wetlands and open water in the County. Now how
can Summer Camp be approved?
"It also says that there will be a spacing of twenty feet between each
building. How can you have that, when you have four and five tiers of
499 units move south of Highway 98.
'Those were some of our concerns. We were trying to address them.
We were trying to come, in an organized ... in a policy ... in a struc-
tured and concerned citizen's framework to. say that let's make sure
that we get it right'... Why did we compromise on Summer Camp? We
are appealing to you to consider this carefully. You have worked very
hard to protect the bay. Eight to ten thousand units to approve in one
stroke of the pen is too many. It is WAY too many. We should be
assessing them one at a time, particularly on St. James Island. We
should get the best scientific and technical experts to assist us. Our
suggestion was that this is so complex that this Commission might
want to consider other professional land planning agencies, like some
other counties do. So that they can sit and look at these complexities
and not take up so much time at every Commission meeting. That is
what we are asking for. We hope that you will do it before now and
April.5th.
"So what you are saying then is that you don't think that this plan is I
fair?" asked Mr. Mosconis.
"On SummerCamp we did not get the assessments. I'm very con-
cerned that 499 units, many of which are on a quarter of an acre lot,
adjacent to an aquatic preserve-with most of the storm water treat-
ment being vegetative buffers-I'm not convinced that that is protect-
ing that bay."
Mr. Mosconis then suggested that there was already congested devel-
opment that was even closer to the Aquatic Preserve.
"Engineers and scientists are telling us now (with the current pro-
jected plan being considered) that the Aquatic Preserve will most likely
be degraded. It will be degraded. It will affect those sea grass beds..."
responded Mr. Ashley.


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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider
February 14, 2005
By Carol Noble

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

ARRAIGNMENTS
Adams, Pete: Charged with worthless check over 150 dollars on November
15. 2004. Bond was $400.00. Cash bond was estreated and the State dropped
all charges.
Croom, Maya: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on Sep-
tember 1. 2003; Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries on Janu-
ary 26. 2005. Bond was $20,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
April 11, 2005.
Dail, David L: Charged with aggravated assault with firearm and battery on
December 24, 2004. Defendant was on conditional release. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a written
plea of not guilty dated February 4, 2005. The case was entered on the Plea
Docket for April 11, 2005.
Dalton, Billy Daniel: Charged with grand theft on December 20, 2004. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 56 days in jail with 56 days credit for time
served; 24 months probation; $435.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervi-
sion waived.
Fuller, Samuel: Charged with first-degree murder. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Rachel Chestnut and
entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for April
11, 2005.
Goodson, Noah: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
January 11, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Harris, Felicia V: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
December 9, 2004. Defendant on conditional release. 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 May 9, 2005.
Harris, Lataska V: Charged with possession of controlled substance with in-
tent to sell or deliver on December 31, 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 March
14, 2005.
Massey, Sandra: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on December 18,
2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered on
the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
McDaniel, Lisa Elaine: Charged with aggravated child abuse by malicious
punishment on December 8, 2004. Defendant on conditional release. The de-
fendant 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 May 9, 2005.
Morrison, Crista: Charged with issuing worthless check on January 17, 2005.
Bond was $510.00. The defendant failed to show up in court and a capias
(warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
Perry, Walter G: Charged with 4 counts burglary of a dwelling on December
30, 2004 and another charge of burglary. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who
entered a written plea of not guilty dated February 2, 2005. The case was
entered on the Plea Docket for May 9, 2005.
Rhodes, Tobias J: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm
on December 28, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant did not show up
in court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
Salmon, James A: Charged with 4 counts burglary of a dwelling on December
30, 2004; and another charge of burglary. Bond was $15, 250.00. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a
written plea of ot guilty dated February 2, 2005. The case was entered:on the
Plea Dbckt 'f6T'March 14, 2005. .
Salter, Albert Jr: Charged with two charges of sale or possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell 1,000 feet of public housing on December 10,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
January 5, 2005. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Whiddon, Bonnie A: Charged with possession of cannabis (more than 20
grams) and possession of a controlled substance on December 23, 2004. Bond
was $25,000.00. A written plea of not guilty, dated January 18, 2005 was
entered. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for May 9, 2005.
Williams, Norman B. Jr: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12
on January 11, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of
not guilty dated February 7, 2005. The case was entered on the Plea Docket
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Williams, Roger Gamriel: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon on January 2, 2005; sale of a controlled substance on January 2,
2005; aggravated battery great bodily'harm on January 2, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was withheld. The
defendant was sentenced to 43 days in jail with 43 days credit for time served;
3 years drug offender probation (concurrent); $2,034.00 court costs and fees;
7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. Cost of supervision waived.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Ash, Craig: Charged with possession of controlled substance and fleeing or
attempting to elude police officer on May 13, 2004. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial. Public
defender was appointed. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation
Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Bentley, Franklin J: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft of a
firearm on June 15, 2004. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial. Public defender
was appointed. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket
for March 14. 2005.
Byrd, Billie Jo: Charged with purchase of controlled substance on December
20, 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 March 14, 2005.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with four counts uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on August 13, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of
denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for
March 14, 2005.
Estes, Frederick Jr: Charged with grand theft on September 4, 2003. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Goodson, John: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 1, 2002. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Harris, Omarsharek A: Charged with sale of controlled substance on Decem-
ber 6, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of not guilty to another charge,
and a denial dated February 7, 2005. The case was entered on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.,
IM
Iake, Willie Carr: Charged with retaliate against a witness on July 18, 2003;
possession of contraband at county detention facility on March 4, 2004. De-
fendant was incarcerated. Defendant entered a plea of denial. The defendant
was arraigned on charges of felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, driv-
ing while license revoked and entered a plea of not guilty. Public defender was
appointed. The case was entered on the Plea Docket and Violation of Proba-
tion Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Lee, Wesley Buck: Charged with possession of controlled substance on Au-
gust 21, 2003. Defendant was released on own recognizance. Public defender
was appointed who entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on the
Violation of Probation Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Massey, Connie F: Charged with grand theft on November 9, 2002. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Moran, Timothy R: Charged with dealing stolen property on September 23,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court and
entered a plea of denial. Public defender was appointed. The case was entered
on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Page, Mayson Randall: Charged with culpable (warranted) negligence on April
9, 2002. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was
present in court and the case was continued on the Violation of Probation
Arraignment for March 14, 2005.
Sauers, John J: Charged with trespass; burglary of a structure on February
19, 2003. Charged with 2 counts petit theft on May 9, 2003. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation, was found in violation and
adjudicated guilty. Probation was revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 1-
year community control, (previous conditions imposed).
Tomlln, Jennifer Marie: Charged with uttering a forged instrument on July
15, 2002. 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. Defendant will be sentenced on May 9, 2005. The
defendant was also arraigned and charged with grand theft. The defendant
entered a.plea of no contest and will be sentenced on May 9, 2005.

PLEA DOCKET : .* ',"' '
Browder, George Alan: Charged with felon in possession of firearm and pos-
session of cannabis (more than 20 grams) on June 19, 2004. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to: count 2 and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 51 days in jail with 51 days credit for time
served; 5 years probation; $535.00 court costs and fees; must forfeit firearm.
State Attorney's Office dropped all charges on court 1. Cost of supervision
waived. Outstanding financial amounts reduced to civil judgement.
Brown, Brandon Neel: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude
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(charge dropped by State); driving while license suspended or revoked on Sep-
tember 22, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. The defendant was charged $370.00 court costs and fees.
Crauswell, Daryl Alvin: .Charged with attempted sexual battery and false
imprisonment on August 19, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Creamer, Kerry S: Charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and
sale of a controlled substance on August 21 2003. Bond was $25,000.00. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who en-
tered a written plea of not guilty on January 24, 2005. The case was contin-
ued on the Plea Docket for arch 14, 2005.
Edmonds, Edward: Charged with sexual act with child under sixteen years of
age on October 15, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney John C. Kenny. The case was continued on
the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Flowers, Lance: Charged with Burglary of a conveyance on December 22,
2003 Charged with burglary of a conveyance on April 2, 2004. Bond was
$7,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Gavigan, Robert H. m: Charged with uttering a forged instrument on Octo-
ber 28, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Gregory Cummings. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for April 11, 2005.
Hatler, Derick M: Charged with burglary of a conveyance, criminal mischief
and petit theft on August 21, 2004. Bond was $8,500.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued
on the Plea Docket for March 14,2005.
Reed, Mervin Eugene: Charged with sexual battery with deadly weapon on
July 21, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was entered on the Plea and
Docket Sounding for March 14, 2005.
Register, Robert J: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis and
possession of paraphernalia on September 8, 2004. Bond was $15,000.00.
The case was continued on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Rhodes, Wayne E: Charged with DUI with serious injuries and driving while
license suspended or revoked on (with property damage) on November 6, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
March 14, 2005.
Savage, Jeff A: Charged with failure to comply with sex offender statutes
from August 1, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The State dropped all charges on
February 10, 2005.
Smith, Donna Maria: Charged with cruelty to animals (count 1) and trespass
after warning (count 2). Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest (count 1),
a plea of no contest to the lesser charge of no trespassing (count 2), and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 12 months probation (count
1); 60 days in jail with 60 days credit for time served (count 2); $545.00 court
costs. Restitution to be set by March, 2005.
Wallace, Kenneth L: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim on
August 10, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was entered on the Docket
Sounding for April 11,2005.'
Ward, Timothy Shawn: Charged with throwing deadly missile on March 11,
2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
was withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 202 days in jail with 202 days
credit for time served.; 24 months probation; $410.00 court costs and fees.
Cost of supervision waived. No contact with victim.
Ward, Timothy Shawn: Charged with sexual battery by some force and vio-
lence on July 29, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest to
lesser charge of unnatural and lascivious act. Defendant was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days credit for time served; $667.00
court costs and fees. The State dropped charges of tampering with witness.
Wesley, Michael Charles: Charged with resisting officer with violence on July
11, 2004. Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct, and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was charged $280.00 court costs and fees.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET
Branch, Wesley W: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on April 18,
2002. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
probation was terminated, restitution reduced to civil judgement.

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Brown, Fred Lazard: Charged with possession of a controlled substance. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found
in violation. Probation was revoked; sentenced to 6 months in county jail with
33 days credit for time served.
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, admitted being in
violation of probation, was found in violation, and adjudicated guilty. Proba-
tion revoked. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years drug offender probation
(count I only): $669.20 transportation fees.
Flowers, Richard Stacy: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance on
August 21, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, admitted to being in violation of pro-
bation, found in violation, and adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked. The de-
fendant was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 132 days credit for time served;
2 years drug offender probation (running concurrent with another sentence).
Cost of supervision waived.
Flowers, Richard Stacy: Charged with possession of controlled substance
and DUI on August 7. 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, admitted to being in viola-
tion of probation, found in violation and adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked.
The.defendant was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 61 days credit for time
served; 2 years drug offender probation (running concurrent with another
sentence). Cost of supervision waived.
Harris, Lataska V: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October 30,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for March 14, 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 present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
admitted being in violation of probation, was found in violation and was adju-
dicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced 6 month inpatient treatment,
probation modified. The defendant entered a plea of no contest to another
charge of DUI and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 6 months
probation; 6 months drivers license suspension; DUI school; 50 hours com-
munity service; 10 days vehicle impoundment. Conditions of probation will
begin after drug treatment.
Schoelles, Rolland M: Charged with DUI causing serious bodily injury and
driving while license suspended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings. The case
was entered on the Violation of Probation Hearing Docket for April 12, 2005.
Wallace, Kenneth L: Charged (x2) with sale of controlled substance on June
5, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.

DOCKET SOUNDING
Baucham, Robert T: Charged.with child abuse on July'3, 2003. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings. The case was continued on the Docket Sounding for April 11,
2005,
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr: Charged with sale of controlled substance on Au-
gust 21, 2003; possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and
money laundering. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of denial and not
guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for April 11, 2005.
Bums, Calvin: Charged with sale of controlled substance on December 9,
2063. Bond was $25,000.00. Charged with aggravated assault on law en-
forcement officer, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell or
deliver on December 9, 2003, possession of cannabis on January 6, 2004.
Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court without Attorney
David Collins. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005.
Corley, Karen: Charged with issuing worthless check on January 20, 2004.
Bond was $1,063.83; Charged with issuing worthless check on July 6, 2004.
Bond was $2,440.56; Charged with grand theft (third degree) on July 6, 2004.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The
case was continued on the Docket Sounding for March 14, 2005.
Wilson, Justin Wesley: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm on December 11, 2003. Bond was $3,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to
lesser charge of battery and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 1-year probation; $607.00 court costs and fees. Restitution reserved.


HEARINGS


Goodson, William J: Motion for termination or modification of probation. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Motion
was granted. Probation terminated.
Hill, Billy Ray: Motion to modify probation. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Motion granted. Cost of supervision
waived.
Ray, Lawrence William: Motion to reduce ball. Defendant was charged with
sale of controlled substance on December 28, 2004 and was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who en-
tered a written plea of not guilty dated January 24, 2005. The case was en-.
tered on the Plea Docket for March 14, 2005. Bond was reduced to $3,500.00.



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Tomlin, Cynthia E: Restitution. Restitution was stipulated (agreed upon).
Townsend, Rufus E. Jr: Motion to release on own recognizance. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Partial motion
granted. Bond reduced to $2,500.00 on one charge and motion granted on
another charge.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
Lee, Robert Kevin: Charged with, dealing stolen property on May 27, 2003.
Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on May 29, 2003; Charged with
uttering (x 10) on September 3, 2003; Charged with uttering a forged instru-
ment on March 20, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court on February 15, 2005 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The defendant admitted to being in violation of probation and was found in
violation. Probation was modified and reinstated. Defendant is to return to 6
months of drug treatment.
McAnally, Robert T: Charged with sale of controlled substance on May 31,
2002 (x2). Defendant was incarcerated. The case was continued February 15,
2005 on the Violation of Probation Hearing Docket for March 15, 2005.

Comp Plan from Page 5
A discussion then ensued about the incorporation of one thousand
new septic systems. Mr. Buzzett came forward to explain that this
notion was incorrect and that the majority of these developments
would all be on central sewer systems. It was then noted that Sum-
mer Camp could not legitimately' be discussed by the St. Joe Com-
pany because they had just been sued by the River Keepers organiza-
tion with regards to this issue.
Commissioner Mosconis and Sanders then expressed the notion that
they and their staffs were in touch with the citizens of their districts
and that they felt that they were in touch with "the people". It was
Ms. Sanders opinion that most of the people in her district wanted to
work with the St. Joe Company and not have all of this "fussing".
Many more speakers came forward and finally even Mr. McLain agreed
that an "up or down" vote on all of the Citizen's Advisory Committees
proposals would not be advantageous to either side in the debate
"I've tried to listen to both sides and it is getting harder and harder to
please everybody," offered Commissioner Putnal. "I've been working
with Billy Buzzett for months and( months and months trying to get
water access because I know how tough it is to find. If you do find a
piece you can't afford it. Billy ha'doffered ... several parcels of land on
the beaches-water access-something that we have got to have. I'm
talking two or three million dollars worth of property. He has said; I
will get the Foundation to give this to you for free-to the county for
public use. He showed me severalspots that he had on the map; but
low and behold the River Keepers blowed it out of the water. Then I
specifically asked them not to put that business about the mosquito
spray into the Plan. I said don't allow this mosquito control thing to
get in here because the way people are dying with these diseases
these mosquitoes are carrying every summer-if we stopped spraying
mosquitoes, that would be the most foolish thing that we have ever
done. And you put it in there anyway."
"May I say Commissioner that ,, can't come in here with a 200,000
dollar check that you can put out in your display case ..." said Mr.
McLain while a groan of censure rumbled throughout the audience.
"All that I am saying is..."
"You say what?" interrupted Ms. Sanders. 'That's enough, I'm not
going to sit here and have anybody's credibility questioned. I say we
move on and call an end to this discussion."
"I'm not questioning anybody's credibility. I'm just saying, I don't have
any land to give to you either but I do have the opportunity to get
State help in trying to get that land."'
"You can't get it no cheaper than I was going to get it. It don't come no
cheaper than free."
Mr. McLain then defended his actions against the St. Joe Company
on the grounds that it is his.job to challenge any legislation or pro-
posal or development that will jeopardize the bay or the river. He
explained, that is what he is paid to do. If doing so, hurts the county,
or whoever or whatever, that is,beyond his control; to do any less
would not be living up to his commitments.
Several members of the audierice suggested that the plan should be
sent in as previously adopted and that the suggestions and amend-
ments should be debated, discussed and adopted and approved or
disapproved on an individual basis. To MOVE ON was the apparent
mandate on this particular evening.


The Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Your Public Trustee

Q: With the widespread problem of identity theft
today, I am concerned about the possibility of
my social security number being available to
the public in the Official Records on the
county's website. How can I find out if my so-
cial security number is included in any of the
official records; and if it is, what can do to pre-
d.. vent it being used for identity theft?
A. You may search the state's Official Records
on-line at www.myfloridacounty.com, "Order
MARCIA JOHNSON Official Records," If you find a document which
includes your social security number, you may request to have it
removed at no charge. For removal, you will have to contact the Clerk's
Office in the county where the document is recorded.
Our office has forms for you to fill out to request removal of your
personal information, which can include not only social security num-
bers, but bank account numbers and credit/debit card numbers as
well. The request form will ask for information about the specific docu-
ment, such as the type of document, instrument number, book and
page, to assist the Clerk in locating it.
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Or Who Knows What?
By Richard E. Noble
Attorney Shuler brought up before the Board a rather confusing itenm
which he referred to as a Condo-tel. 'The concept has something to
do with bank financing," he explained. 'They say that lenders arQ
hesitant to put the financing into these big motel projects. So they try
to condominium-ize the ownership of the hotel. So that you can then
have various multiple lenders spreading out their risk through the"
loan ... essentially you have a range of options open to you, which'
can go from the most restrictive form of Condo-tel or to a much more
liberal form of a Condo-tel. Where this is coming up is in commercial
property which already prohibits the residential use ... which some
claim is a de facto change from commercial to residential."
"Is this like a time-share?" asked Commissioner Sanders.
"No, Commissioner. It is more-a person owns the condominium unit;'
you own unit #4 on the third floor, and you want to rent it out part of
the year so that you can pay your mortgage and then you can come'
down, two weeks in June-or whatever. That's the more liberal side of
the equation. The decision that you are going to have to make is are
you going to put in the restrictions to insure that it is a hotel or motel
with no residential use. Now what do you want me to come back with'
a proposal on the more liberal range or the more conservative range?"'
The discussion then turned to the zoning and use differences be-
tween the residential classification and the commercial classification.
The talk then went to electric meters, enforcement agencies, sewers,
licensees, parking, storm water and even ownership.
"Who wants to put one in?" Mr. Mosconis finally asked.
"Well, we have a proposal over at Carrabelle Beach that we are still
trying to deal with. But I don't want to discuss this as any individual
or developer; this is strictly a policy issue."
Alan Pierce then jumped into the conversation with parking restric-
tions and allowances for residential and commercial or hotel and con-
dominium uses-all of which seemed to confuse everyone even more.'
"You are going to have to work on this," interjected Commissioner
Mosconis to the laughter of the audience.
"Yes, but I need some directions from the Board," offered Shuler, "as
to which direction you want me to go."
Mr. Bybee a retired engineer from Carrabelle then explained that this'
was sometimes a technique that was used to get around the density
issues involved in the different zoning categories. A Hotel may be,
allowed fifty units while a residential use may only allow fifteen, for'
example.
Frieda Moore (White) then came to the podium.
'Tonight I feel compelled to be here to speak on this issue. They are-
talking about a zoning issue here-zoning goes to use, commission-
ers, it does not go to ownership. You could not have expected us to
build St. James Bay with one or two owners. I have a contract on the,
old Ho-Hum trailer park. We need a.hotel/motel or whatever in that.
area. It is already zoned for a hotel/motel. I don't have the money to;
build a fifty-unit hotel or motel. I have a'partner, Mr. Eddie Clark,-
who is also my partner in St. James Bay. We intend to build a hotel
on that site. Can.Eddie Clark and I pay eight/ten million dollars and
then build a hotel? No! I'm sorry we can't..." Frieda Moore then ex-
plained that motel/hotels today are of multiple ownership. A corpo-
ration may own one suite in a hotel; an individual may own one or
two rooms. There are any type of ownership arrangements. 'These,
(decisions) go to the very basic issue of ownership-use is what is'
concerned in zoning; not ownership. It is a real scary thing; when if
comes right down to it; we are all going to get into trouble if we don't'
allow this. This goes to the very crux of property rights. You are fixin'
to destroy somebody's property rights if you tell them that they can't
sell those units as long as they are meeting the standards for motel
and hotel.
"Up until 1839, Ms. Sanders, you couldn't have owned property irl:
this country (makes one wonder how old Ms. Sanders actually is)?
Somebody fought and died so you could In 1863. Mr. Locklev, in the'
South you couldn't have bought a piece of property. Now property
rights go to the very crux..."
"Yes, and it wasn't until 1920 that you ladies even got the right to'
vote," said Mr. Mosconis to the delight of the audience.
"I understand-what you're talking about, it is property rights," said
Ms. Sanders when the audience finally stopped laughing.
"Yes," Frieda Moore continued, "and there are men and women that,
are wearing the uniforms of our country-just like you did Mr.
Mosconis-that are fighting on foreign soil for things like property
rights and basic freedoms-this does not go to ownership, as long as,
they meet the state criteria. In fact, if nobody told you-you wouldn't
know if fifty people built that thing or Donald Trump came down here'
and built the'thing himself. Ownership of that hotel is not an issue. Iti
is a good thing; we need it; you want jobs; we need a hotel/motel
somewhere close to St. James Bay."
"You're absolutely right," responded Jimmy Mosconis.
"Number one you've got to put it into a rental program for so much,
time each year-most people know that," Frieda continued. "What
difference does it make who is in there (a particular unit) or who isn't.i
It doesn't make any sense."
"This is another example of somebody trying to do something right;,
set it up right; build a nice hotel-why do you care if there is one.
owner or there is fifty? It is just a very basic property rights issue. It;
does not go to ownership, and if we have to go to a court of law to;
prove it ... well, we don't have any choice. I'm not threatening any-,
body, I'm just telling you the facts. We've got way too much money
invested. We aren't going to walk away from this and lose. We based
what we did on decisions and approval that has already been made, i
openly, by this Board on August 17th."
After a good deal more discussion on the subject, Mr. Shuler was
instructed to go to the drawing board and write up something with a;
liberal, nonintrusive interpretation on the matter. And Freida Moore
was assured that her building project could proceed without fear of"
County interference.













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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/25/05 Invoice No. 10578

Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model PU Color Green
TagNo US84CG Year 1995 saleAL ,inNo. IN6SD1S4SC422371

To Owner James M. Shaw To Lien Holder:
581 Holly Hills Road
Greenville, AL 36037


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/18/05 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/21/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to'obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219





CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/23/05 Invoice No. 10592

Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Van Color Blue
Tag No H50ZZM Year 1988 state FL VinNo. 1GBEG25H2J7130788

To Owner: Miguel Juan To Lien Holder:
116 10thStreet
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/10/04 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/21/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219





CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/23/05 Invoice No. 10614

Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model Sentra Color Red
Tag No 197WSZ Year 1993 State FL VinNo. 1N4EB32A7PC720143

To Owner: Brian J.Albert To Lien Holder.
956 Burnt Leaf Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32310


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/07/05 at the request of Cynthia Colvard that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 170.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT


To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/21/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
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charges.
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P.O. Box 971
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE


Date of this Notice 03/23/05 Invoice No. 9397
Description of Vehicle: Make Toyota Model PK Color Gray
TagNo J19ILN Yar 1994 tate FL VinNo. 4TARN01PIRZ178234
To Owner: James C. or Kathy Jones To Lien Holder: Apalachicola State Bank
P.O. Box 810 P.O. Drawer 370
Eastpoint, FL 32328 Apalachicola, FL 32329

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/23/05 at the request of FHP/FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 244.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/21/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
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charges.
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/23/05 Invoice No. 10584
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model F-150 Color White
Tag No No Tag year 1995 state FL vinNo. 1FTEF15N3SNA29822
ToOwner: White's Plumbing, Inc. ,, Lien Holder:
3654 Peddie Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/18/05 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/21/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint. FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
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Eastpoint, FL 32328
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Ready for concrete

Franklin County's new Habitat affiliate chapter is finishing the first
home now in Apalachicola. It started in April 2004. The Carrabelle
house on 13th Street East could be completed in one month's time,
depending on volunteer schedules. This is all thanks to the efforts of
the Care-A-Vanners.
Jim Stouffer, leader of the group, was guardedly optimistic the day
after Easter Sunday. He had 15 or 16 people engaged in wall framing
tasks all around the new home slab. "They had a job (the concrete
company) in that rain, but the concrete come out pretty well". And
"...some of our folks will have to leave at the end of the week due to
scheduled builds elsewhere, but we will have a group staying through
to hopefully roof it and dry in the walls next week".


Jim Stouffer checks corner alignment


Jim, from Johnson City, Tennessee, is typical of the group as he is
not paid any salary or expenses for his work. Those expenses include
national RV travel, meals and all tools used for the Habitat work. In
spite of those hardships, there is a waiting list of interested people
wanting to join one of the traveling groups. According to the Habitat
for Humanity website, 'The RV Care-A-Vanners are men and women
from all walks of life. They are single, married, retired, mid-career, or
just out of school. They range widely in age, occupation and skill
level. RV Care-A-Vanners are culturally diverse. What they share is a
commitment to eliminating substandard housing and a willingness
to learn from and partner with local affiliates and homeowner fami-
lies".
For information, contact the RV Care-A-Vanners Information Desk at
(229) 924-6935,-ext. 2446. Or write to: RV Care-A-Vanners Informa-
tion Desk 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498 E-mail:
rvinf6desk(&,hfhi.org.


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(307) The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Refer-
ence. Simon and Schuster, 2002, 949 pp. This work is a
comprehensive yet accessible compendium organized into
chapters that address broad themes such as "Antebel-
lum America," "Wartime Politics", "Armies," etc. with each
chapter including more specific topics. There are timelines
that chronicle major events, brief profiles of significant
players in the war and extensive bibliography. The work
examines the lives of the common soldiers, the role of
women in the conflict, medical treatment, home front
events, maps, excerpts from journals and letters. Other
chapter titles include "Battles and the Battlefield", Weap-
onry", "War on the Water" "Prisons and.Prisoners of War",
"Reconstruction and the Aftermath of the War?' and '"The
Civil War in Literature and the Arts". A final chapter dis-
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published sources and national historic sites. This is one
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(310) Spring Creekr Chronicles, Il by Leo Lovel, Illus-
trated by Clay Lovel and edited by Ben Lovel. Here is the
second volume written by a northern Floridian in a col-
lection of observations, opinions, true-life experiences and
related tales gathered from living and working on the
Gulf Coast. Many take place in or near the community of
Spring Creek, a small fishing village located at the end of
county road 365. Commercial fishing, crabbing and oys-
tering have been the backbone of this economy. Author
Lovel1 tells these stories with a glimpse back to what it
was like to live and work around the woods and waters
of the Old South, a time and place he reminds the reader
that is quickly being erased into history. Paperback, sold
across the Panhandle for about $14.95, the Chronicle
bookshop price. Leo Lovel owns and operates the Spring
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(311) Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in its
,Golden Age by Michael Barrier. Oxford Univergity Press,
1999; paperback, 648 pp. Here is a guided tour of Ameri-
can animation in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, to meet
the legendary artists and entrepreneurs who created Bugs
Bunny, BettyyBoop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E. Coyote, Donald
Duck, Tom and, Jerry and many other cartoon favorites.
This is a meticulously researched yet enchanting history
of animation in the American studio system. For many
years, Mr. Barrier was the publisher and editor of
FUNNYWORLD, a magazine devoted to the animated film
in America. This is the definitive hist~ory. Given the over-
size of this work (648pp), the postage required for -ship-
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(2 1) Outposts on the Gulf by William Warren Rogers Uni-
vdrsity of Florida Press, Hardcover, 297 pp. In this book,
Rogers traces and documents the economic, social and
political emergence of the Gulf coast port of Apalachicola
and the pristine barrier island, Saint George. From the
earliest times, both the island and Apalachicola have be-
come intertwined. The accounts of the machinations of con-
troversial- developer William Lee Popham is the first phase
of- area development, later leading to the controversial
struggles of the 1970s when environmentalists and sea-
fo 'od industries fought to determine the ecological an~d eco-
nomic fate of: the Bay area. The chronicle has obtained
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(312) On The Air: The Encyclopedia of Old Time Ra-
dio by John Dunning. Here are some 1,500 old time ra-
dio shows presented in alphabetical order, each with a
complete broadcast history, listing major cast members,
network, time period, sponsors, producers, actors and
theme song. This is the definitive encyclopedia of Ameri-
can radio from its beginnings in the 1920s until the early
1960s. Once you pickup this tome, you will not be able
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(192) Vivian Sherlock's bi-
ography of John Gorrie,
The Fever Man, is available
once again after being
out-of-print for more than
a decade. This is the story.1
of John Gorrie, young phy-
sician who invented an "ice
machine" that many argue
was a forerunner to air con-
ditioning dozens of years
later. His cooling device was
developed to provide relief
to his suffering yellow fever
patients. A museum in
Apalachicola to this day
marks the work of John
Gorrie just across from his
last resting place in Gorrie
Square, down from Trinity
Church. This book. tells
whiat is now known about
Dr. Gorrie, his work and his
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