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Volume 14, Number 12 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER June 10 23, 2005


The Carrabelle Moorings

Harry Andrews Sells Moorings; Investors

To Develop Property Into A Condominium

Marina Community

Harry Andrews purchased the Moorings in 1989 for $2 million. He sold it last week to a
group of investors for a reported $20 million. They want to transform the property into a
150-unit condominium marina community.
The son of the late Governor, Lawton "Bud"' Chiles is listed as the key developer. The,
lan includes 150-two and three bedroom units, 150 boat slips, with prices starting about
695,000, perhaps going on sale this summer. The overall design now is depicted below,
subject to change, of course.


Inside This Issue
10 Pages

Kendrick Resigns...... 1
Moorings ................ 1
Emergystat & Weems ..
............................. 1, 2
County Code..... 1, 5, 6
Franklin Briefs...... 2
Editorial & Commentary
............................. 3, 4
Graduation Photos .... 5
Carrabelle City........ 6
Sheriffs Report......... 7
FCAN ...................... 8
Business Card Directory
................................. 9
Water Sampling... 6, 10


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The preliminary plans call for nine condo buildings, about three stories tall under current Carrabelle restrictions.
There might be a possibility of extending the height of the buildings if approved by the City commission perhaps in
exchange for additional green space or a "streetscape" plan. The project awaits site plan approval, and engineering
and architectural work remains to be completed.


At The Carrabelle Senior Citizens Center

Rep. Kendrick Resigns

From Center

Center Has Had Nine Different Directors in Last 11 Years
In an unexpected development, Representative Will Kendrick has re-
signed as Executive Director from the Carrabelle Senior Citizens Cen-
ter. His resignation was tendered to the Board of Directors at their
meeting on Friday, May 27, 2005. Joining Rep. Kendrick were two
other personnel, Dawn Ray, fiscal officer, and Ann Casey, adminis-
trative assistant, who also resigned.
The announcement was made without the customary two weeks no-
tice, according to a Board member of the Senior Citizens Board.
In his letter to President Hampton May, Mr. Kendrick wrote, in part:
"It is with much thought and prayer that I send this letter to you
today. Over the past months, I have been able to give back to my
community through my service to the Franklin County Senior Citi-
zens Council, Inc. The employees, clients and I have shared both
good memories and some memories not so good. However, we all have
grown because of it regardless."
"When I was first approached to become a part of this organization, it
was with some hesitation due to the employment history of the past
Executive Directors. However, I accepted the challenge and do not
regret having done so."
"I have enjoyed working with the Board, however with events of late,
I find it very difficult to trust that the best interests of the seniors is at
the forefront of the agenda for all of its members."
"With that being said, I hereby resign my position of Executive Direc-
tor of the Franklin County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. effective May
31, 2005..."
Kendrick told the Chronicle he intends to sell real estate in the area.


Wetlands Slated For

Protection In Franklin County

Acreage can be used as site for a new Eastpoint library
A unique, cooperative agreement to protect wetlands and provide acre-
age for a public library in Franklin County was approved by the North-'
west Florida Water Management District (NWFWI~MD) Governing Board
on Thursday.
Under the agreement, Eastpoint Water and Sewer District will receive
$100,000 for the acquisition of approximately 13 acres of wetlands
bordering Indian Creek and some upland area.
"This agreement will serve as a model for other communities seeking
to protect wetlands and the environment," said Joyce Estes, of
Eastpoint, Chair of the District's Governing Board. 'The asking price
for the property was considerably under the value of similar parcels
of land in Franklin County. There is development all around this area."
'These wetlands are in pristine condition and have not been degraded
in any way," stated Douglas E. Barr, Executive Director of NWFWMD.
'This agreement gives the local area an opportunity to protect these
sensitive wetlands by managing and maintaining them in a natural
state to protect water quality, wetland functions and associated aquatic
habitats in perpetuity."
Ms. Estes described property owner Ben Watkins' "dream to bring
the community together by protecting these wetland areas and by
meeting a need of the community." Mr. Watkins, Franklin County
attorney and developer, will be instrumental in helping to identity
other developers and business persons who also are interested in
giving back to the community to support this cooperative effort."
The proposed library will be constructed in the upland area. It is
envisioned that the facility will have nature walks, picnic areas and
walkovers to protect the wetlands. It will be compatible with its sur-
roundings, the natural environment.
Title to the property acquired may be conveyed in whole or in part by
the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District to a local government or a
nonprofit organization provided that the wetlands are protected and
preserved, according to the agreement. The upland portion of the
property may be conveyed and used for public facilities such as a
library.
Indian Creek is a short distance away from East Bay. Protecting these
wetlands helps preserve the Apalachicola River and Bay, the District's
highest ranked Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM)
water body. Protecting wetlands, tributary streams and associated
upland buffers will help protect water quality and aquatic habitats
within the Apalachicola Bay watershed.


Emergystat Ambulance Service And

Weems Hospital


By Richard E. Noble
First to the podium was Joe
Donovan-CFO Emergystat, Inc.
He gave the Board an ultima-
tum-either they picked up the
Dassee portion on the Ambulance
bill, which was once again behind,
or the Ambulance service to
Franklin County would end June
30th. Jimmy Mosconis tried to
stall Mr. Donovan by promising
to meet with Mr. Lake in the im-
mediate future to settle the issue
once and for all.
"I understand," complained Mr.
Donovan, "but I can no longer
continue to operate this way.
They're (Dassee) over $100,000
behind with us. They promised to
pay ten thousand every other
week, that was on March 28 and
to date I think that I have received
one payment. We are upside down
every month because of this. We
are just going farther in the hole.
I need a decision."
"Joe," said Mr. Mosconis. "What
we're asking you to do is give us
two weeks and we will have a rec-
ommendation."
"If it is not resolved by June 30th,
we will cease operations," warned
Mr. Donovan.
A motion was then made to get
an answer to this dilemma by the
next County Commission meet-
ing. The motion was approved.


"I just want to make it clear, if the
Board has not agreed to pick up
the Dassee share of the ambu-
lance service payment by June
30th our service will be discon-
tinued."
It was then discovered that Mike
Lake, the Hospital administrator,
was present in the audience. He
was asked to come forward.
"I would like to address the Board
on a few issues." Mr..Lake first
explained that they had already
sent three checks and that for
some reason they had not been
given credit for two. "I owe them
(Emergystat) one more, but I have
sent them three. 1 can prove it
because we have copies of the
checks." Mr. Donovan, sitting in
the audience behind Mr. Lake,
was shaking his head negatively.
"Since 1991 not a lot has changed
... with regards to the Hospital's
problems here in Franklin County
... We think that good, bad or in-
different, the county has reaped
benefit from us being here.
"We have dramatically increased
the capability of that Hospital.
We've required and brought in the
caliber of physicians that you will
not find in any county this size
anywhere in the United States.
Our staff has been well trained.
You will not find better care at a
small rural hospital than you will
find at Weems."


He then went on to explain this
county's need for a new, centrally
located, hospital. "Whether I do it
or somebody else does it, the
County is going to have to think
seriously and hard about a new
hospital farther east than here
(Apalachicola) for the betterment
of this community ... As to a new
Hospital-we have had conversa-
tions with the USDA. My proposal
is to create a not-for-profit (cor-
poration), secure some land-the
USDA will loan direct to a
not-for-profit at a rate less than
5% and they will do it on a thirty-
year annual.
"Currently we provide thirty per-
cent of our revenue in indigent
and uncompensated care. This
little hospital did 1.6 million dol-
lars (last year) in indigent and
uncompensated care. If I had half
of that money, I wouldn't be sit-
ting up here talking about a prob-
lem.
The conversation then turned to
a site for this potential new hos-
pital. The school Board property
was discussed. Two Commission-
ers rejected the idea categorically.
Jimmy Mosconis disagreed.
With the current land prices in
Franklin Countyfthe cost of the
land on which to build a hospital
could cost more than the hospi-

Continued on Page 2


First Draft of Long Awaited Franklin

County Code Enforcement Board


Attorney Tom Shuler presented a
draft copy of a code enforcement
board ordinance at the Tuesday
meeting of the County Commis-
sioners, asking them to review it
for discussion in future meetings.
This is a long-awaited ordinance
that has much interest among
contractors and real estate inter-
ests in the county. The excerpts
that follow are from the draft copy,
and are incomplete due to space
limitations.

Section 1. Intent.
It is the intent of this ordinance
to promote, protect, and improve
the health, safety, and welfare of
the citizens of Franklin County,
Florida, by authorizing the cre-
ation of a n administrative board
With authority to impose admin-
istrative fines and other noncrimi-
nal penalties to provide an equi-
table, expeditious, effective, and
inexpensive method of enforcing
any codes and ordinances in force
and effect in Franklin County,
Florida, when a pending or re-
peated violation continues to ex-
ist.


Section 2. Applicability;
Jurisdiction.
(A) There is hereby established a
Franklin County Code Enforce-
ment Board which shall have ju-
risdiction to hear and decide cases
in which violations are alleged of
any provisions of the ordinances
or codes applicable in Franklin
County, as they exist or may here-
after be added or amended:
All zoning codes and land use or-
dinances.
All building codes and ordi-
nances.
All electrical codes and ordi-
nances.
All plumbing codes and ordi-
nances.
All gas codes and ordinances.
All health and sanitation codes
and ordinances.
All animal control codes and or-
dinances.
All housing codes and ordinances.
All fire codes and ordinances.


All county occupational license
codes and ordinances.
All street, sidewalk and grounds
codes and ordinances.
All codes and ordinances con-
cerning abandon or inoperative or
wrecked vehicles.
All litter and waste control codes
and ordinances.
Any other ordinance, code, rule,
or regulation of Franklin County
of a technical or health and safety
nature, which exist now,, or in the
future, but which are not specifi-
cally enumerated hereinabove.
(B) Notwithstanding the jurisdic-
tion of the Franklin County Code
Enforcement Board to hear such
matters, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to seek enforce-
ment of any codes, regulations or
ordinances by any lawful means,
including legal action in a Court
of law.


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

June 7, 2005
Present: Chairperson Cheryl
Sanders; Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis;
Commissioner Bevin Putnal;
Commissioner Russell
Crofton and Commissioner
Noah Lockley, Jr.

Superintendent of Public
Works
The commissioners discussed the
problem of adding new paving
projects to an already crowded list
until the next round of projects
would be considered next year.
Jimmy Mosconis argued for pav-
ing the road to the charter school
as they had demonstrated the
best FCAT scores in recent weeks
but Commission Crofton hesi-
tated about adding another pav-
ing project to a crowded agenda,
and that there needed to be a time.
to stop adding to the list.
Department of Solid Waste
and Recycling
Consolidated Solid Waste Grant
Application:
Van Johnson-had for the Boards
approval and the Chairman's sig-
nature the completed Consoli-
dated Solid Waste Management
Grant application for Fiscal Year
05/06. "The State Legislators
budgeted $6.5 millions to be
awarded to counties with popu-
lations of less then 100,000. With
34 eligible counties in the State,
Franklin County's portion of the
award will $191,176. The com-
pleted application is due by Au-
gust 1, however, Johnson has the
application ready for signature
this morning." The Board ap-
proved the recommendation.
Senior Citizens Armory Lease:
Effective June 30th, the.Wakulla
County Senior Citizens Council
will be taken over the operation
and services of the, Franklin
County Senior Citizens Council.
The Wakulla Council wants to,
lease the same space in the Ar-
mory that the Franklin County
Group used for a continuation of
service to the Franklin County
group. The rental rate for the
space is $300.00, monthly. The
lease would be between the
Franklin County Board of County
Commissioners and the Wakulla
County Senior Citizen's Council,
Inc., for a term of one year. The
Board approved.
Dixie League Baseball
:Tournament:
FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMA-
TION: The Franklin County Dixie
:League AA Division will be hold-
:ing their all-star Baseball Tour-
nament at the D.W. Wilson Sports.
:Complex Saturday, June l1th, at'
,5:00 p.m.. The tournament will'
Last until Friday, June 17th, with'
:teams traveling from the Port St.
'Joe and Panama City to partici-
pate in the games. Should there
be no rain delays, the games
:should end around 11:30 nightly.
Youth Music Festival:
FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMA-
TION AND SUPPORT: The Parks
:& Recreation Department has or-
ganized a Music Festival for the
-youth of Franklin County. The


Department wui hold the Festival
at Vrooman Park in Eastpoint
Saturday, June 25th from the
hours of 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
For the festival, three local youth
bands and one adult group will
be providing the entertainment
free of charge. Sheriff Mike Mock
will provide the security during
the event, and local non-profits
are being asked to provide con-
cessions.

Public Hearings and Land
Use Changes
The following land use changes,
and zoning changes were ap-
proved by the County Commis-
sion on Tuesday, June 7, 2005:
Public Hearing Land-Use Changes:
* PARCEL 1-A40-ACRE PARCEL
CARRABELLE-INDUSTRIAL TO
RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 2-A 6-ACRE PARCEL
BETWEEN EASTPOINT &
CARRABELLE RURAL RESIDEN-
TIAL TO RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 3-LOT 4, BLOCK 7,
LANARK VILLAGE PUBLIC FA-
CILITIES TO RESIDENTIAL
Public Hearing Zoning Changes:
* PARCEL 1-A 10-ACRE PARCEL
CARRABELLE 1-1 INDUSTRIAL
TO R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESI-
DENTIAL
* PARCEL 2-A 6-ACRE PARCEL
BETWEENEASTPOINT &
CARRABELLE R-6 RURAL RESI-
DENTIAL TO R-1 SINGLE FAM-
ILY RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 3-LOT 4, BLOCK 7,
LANARK VILLAGE R-6 RURAL
RESIDENTIAL TO R- SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 4-A 14.05 ACRE PAR-
CEL END OF RIVER ROAD-
CARRABELLE
R-2 SINGLE FAMILY
RESEDENTLAL/MOBIELE
HOME TO R-1 SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 5-LOTS 30-32,
BLOCK 2, UNIT ONE WEST-SGI
C-2 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS TO
C4 LAND USE RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 6-LOTS 4-8 AND
LOTS 25-29, BLOCK 2, UNIT ONE
WEST, SGI C-2 COMMERCIAL
BUSINESS TO C4 MIXED USE
RESIDENTIAL
* PARCEL 7-LOTS 28-30,
BLOCK 3, UNIT ONE EAST, SGI
C-2 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS TO
C4 MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL,
* PARCEL 8-LOTS 14-16,
BLOCK 5, UNIT ONE WEST, SGI
C-2 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS TO
C4 LAND USE RESIDENTIAL
Extension Agent.Bill Mah.an. as
absent from this meeting.
Marsha Johnson introduced a
new employee, Michael Moron,
who would assist her during the
county commission meetings.
Ambulance and Hospital
Issue
Joe Donovan, the chief financial
officer of Emergystat, Inc, ad-
dressed the Board, indicating that
Dasee had only sent onepayment
to Emergystat in recent weeks.
Michael Lake, Weems Hospital
manager, refuted that claim, in-
dicating three checks had been
paid to Emergystat, and he had
copies of those checks. The dis-
cussion on the ambulance and
hospital issues is continued in
another article by Richard Noble.


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Second Judicial Circuit
Grant Slayton, administrative as-
sistant to Chief Judge Charles
Frances, requested $11,956 from
the Commission for security de-
vices, along with a recurring
monthly expense of $165. The
Board approved the expenditure
to be taken from an existing fund.
Director of Administrative
Services
Dr. Tamara Marsh, Chairman,
Franklin County Health Council,
recommends that the Board con-
sider adding one more seat to the
Council. The Council, at the sug-
gestion of Rep. Kendrick, recom-
mends adding a senior citizen rep-
resentative on the Council, and
Council recommends doing that
and having Sister Sheila fill that
position as she has been attend-
ing all of the meetings out of con-
cern. The Board approved.
The Board authorized overtime for
existing Solid Waste employees
who work maintaining the bath-
rooms during the'summer week-
ends at the St. George Island'
county park. Mr. Van Johnson;
Ms. 'Ruth Williams, and I, all rec-
ommend the Board authorize the
overtime, and make it effective'
from May 21, because we had to
employ existing personnel before
we had time to advertise for tem-
porary positions because of com-
plaints of the conditions in the
bathrooms.
The Board approved a request
from Mr. R.H. Carter, Wakulla
County Senior Council, request-
ing the Board sign an agreement
with the Wakulla County Senior
Citizen Council allowing Wakulla
to use the Armory for Franklin
County Senior Citizen activities.
Wakulla County will be providing
services to Franklin County senior
citizens for the next year through
an agreement with the North
Florida Area Agency on Aging.
Board action to give the Franklin
County Senior Citizen Board of
Directors notice that Franklin'
County will take back the SHIP
program. I recommend that you
allow me to consult with Mr..
Michael Moron about future op-,
tions for the SHIP program and
make a recommendation to the
Board at the first meeting in July.
The main option I want to con-
sider is how to leverage housing
funds so that the County can be-
gin to deal with the affordable
housing problem.
At the last Board meeting, the
Board requested that the City of
Carrabelle and its engineers ap-
pear to discuss the possibility of
putting the sewer line down one
lane of River Road. The City in-;
formed me they are not going to
ask permission to do that, andwill
follo\ through with fthe original
plan which is to run the sewerf
down the shoulder of the road as
previously approved by the Board.
.Mr. Pierce attended the DCA
workshop on May 18th in
Niceville, and learned about the.
requirements that county is now
facing with its next Evaluation
and Appraisal Report. So even
though we have just finished re-i
vising the, county comp plan, the
state now wants the county to
perform and evaluation and ap-
praisal of the plan by Sept. 2006..
However, the EAR update will be'
limited in scope since not much
in the county will have changed
in 15 months. Mark Curenton
and Mr. Pierce will be reporting
on this in the future.
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that the County did receive an
extension on the NOAA grant that


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boardwalk. Great Gulf views &
open green space views East and :
North. Value priced! MLS
#103458. $1,347,000.
Sunset View Bay Front! View
across marsh/canal to Bay can-
not be obstructed. Full acre/ .
Plantation. High & dry uplands.
50' directly onBay. Walking path
for easy access. MLS#103547.
$665,000.
Fairway Lot in St. James Bay!
Located on the 10h hole, the per-
fect distance from the tee to
watch shot over water hazard.
Close to clubhouse & first class
restaurant. MLS#100717. $229,000.


is paying for some of the studies
associated with the Alligator Point
beach stabilization project.
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that he will be attending an Alli-
gator Point Taxpayers meeting on
August 13 to discuss the beach
stabilization project. Attending
will also be Mr. Phil Flood, DEP,
and Mr. Mike Dombrowski. The
purpose of the meeting will be to
bring the community up to speed
on the current status of the
project, but more importantly, it
will to begin the dialogue with how
the county will come up with its
local matching requirements. At
this time the county has approxi-
mately $500,000 in the Bald Point
Trust fund. And at this time there
is a matching requirement from
the state of 50%. So if the beach
renourishment project, including
pumping sand and construction
ofT,7-groins costs $2 million dol-
lars, the state will pay $1 million
and the county will pay $1 mil-
lion. The approved state budget
does include $1 million dollars for
the Alligator Point project. The
county commission has not par-
ticipated in a beach renourish-
ment project ever, so Mr. Flood is
going to come down to talk to
APTA about how other communi-
ties have funded such projects.
Funding options do include spe-
Scial assessments and other local
funding options applicable to just
Alligator Point, as well as the ap-
proach that the county's general
revenue would cover the county
cost.
The county was not awarded a
2004-2005 Emergency Medical
Services Rural Matching grant, so
the county will not be receiving
funds to buy another ambulance.
Recommend the Board direct Mr.
Rich Reeves to re-submit grant,
but the Board will also need to
consider budgeting county funds
for an ambulance during the bud-
get workshops.
Mr. Jim Weigard, Polaris Proper-
ties, has contacted the county
regarding support for the
re-opening of a nursing, home in
the county." I told Mr. Weigard
that I thought the Board would
support the concept of having a
nursing home in the county, but
since the county had no experi-
ence with his client, AHI, LLC, the
Board might not want to be spe-
cific about supporting AHI, LLC.
Mr. Weigard works for a real es-
tate company. He did say his cli-
ent was. not interested in buying
and re-opening either of the
closed nursing homes, so it would
be a totally new operation in a new
location." Does the Board want to
write a generic letter of support
for a nursing home being built in
the county? The Board responded
positively and moved to support
a nursing homn, i,
SParking Ordjiv ce ..
The County Commission ap-
proved a new parking ordinance
for the County.'
"An ordinance prohibiting the
obstruction of public or private
vehicle or'pedestrian accessways:
prohibiting the parking or leaving
of private motor vehicles, trailers
or fifth-wheels on public property
without .authorization; providing
for towing at owner's expense on
authorization by the County
Sheriff or County Director of Ad-
ministrative Services; providing
for penalties; providing for sever-
ability; providing for an effective
date."


Florida Department of
Education
Bill Hunter, Rehabilitation Coun-
selor, addressed the County Com-
missioners on providing Voca-
tional Rehabilitation to Franklin
County residents, and outlined a
process for becoming a vocational
rehabilitation vendor.

Hospital from
Page 1

tal itself. Mr. Lake explained that
the Sacred Heart Hospital that is
proposed in Gulf County due to a
gift of land from the St. Joe Com-
pany and a half cent sales tax will,
in effect, be getting a hospital for
free.
"It will cost the County nothing,
because you can go through HUD
or the USDA to do it," Mr. Lake
added as an idea for Franklin
County.
Mr. Lake informed the Board fur-
ther, that if they intended to meet
the health care needs of this ex-
panding County in the future, it
would have to have a new hospi-
tal and that the County would
have to assist such'a facility fi-
nancially. He emphasized the
need for the County to recognize
and to plan for this indispensable,
hospital project's, financial assis-
tance in their future budget pro-
Sposals.
"Nobody is going to take care of
your own, better than you are,"
was Mr. Lake's closing advice.
A local resident then stepped for-
ward to describe her unpleasant
evaluation of the Weems facility.
"The sanitation in the hospital
was such, that I left the facility
without getting care. The room
had dust in it to the point where
you could write your name in it.
The sink was filthy; there was
used paper near the table that
would be used for taking speci-
mens. I exited and immediately
. filed a complaint with the agency
for health care administration."
She then read a letter from the
Health Care Administration. The
Administration confirmed her
complaints. The hospital was
sited and the administration said
that the Weems hospital would be
monitored.
This resident, a Mrs. Donna
Butterfield fromSt. George Island,
recommended that the County,
look elsewhere for a company to
administer any new hospital to be
constructed in this area. She
closed her statement by inform-
ing the Commission that she had
requested 270 pages of registered
complaints that she would make
available to the Board at her own
expense. '
Dr. Pierce from the emergency
room hospital staff was next to
speak. "In regard to the ambu-
lance service, in point of fact, the
service has been very poor. We
have problems constantly trying
to get patients transferred. We
have patients who wait six to eight
hours, at times."
Dr. Pierce then told a story of one
patient who was on the edge of
having a heart attack to whom it
was recommended that they drive
their own car to Tallahassee to get
treatment. By the time the patient
did get to the hospital in Talla-
hassee he was, in fact, having a
heart attack. Luckily, the patient
did live, but, of course, our local


hospital was not looking too good
in the eyes of the staff at the os-
pital in Tallahassee-not to men-
tion the patient in question.
"The service needs to be improved
considerably," said Dr. Pierce.
"You have a company that is tell-
ing you that they are not getting
sufficient funding to do what it is
that they have to do ... The as-
sumption is that Weems will dis-
appear by 2008. That assumption
is based on what has been seen
as the relationship between
Weems and the County. He (Mr.
Lake) can't do it alone. This
County is going to have to come
up with some financial support.
You really need to pick somebody
and then go with that decision. I
don't think that Dassee will sur-
vive without your support. And
you certainly won't have a new
hospital. It is up to you folks and
this County at large to step up to
the plate. That is all that I have to
say."
Dr. Pierce was then asked by com-
missioner Mosconis to respond to
Mrs. Butterfield's complaint. "It
(her complaint) speaks very much
to the need for a new building.
That building actually creates
dust. That is a major problem.
Revisions were recommended to
us by the State. As far as the type
of care there-she, unfortunately,
didn't stay long enough to find out
what is there. The people there are
phenomenal. The doctors in this
County ... you truly have a unique
situation, and I strongly suggest
that you not let go of it." Dr. Pierce
.then explained that all of the Doc-
tors working at the hospital were
making sacrifices. He was work-
ing for what he has estimated to
be about 60% of what he could
earn elsewhere.
Mr. Donovan then returned to the
podium to state,-that he thought
that Dr. Pierce's statements about
the ambulance services were "ir-
responsible at best". A debate fol-
lowed and then a conclusion was
reached-nobody had enough
money to do what they had to do
efficiently or properly.
Mr. Mosconis then recommended
to all the parties present that they
should get together today, while
they were all face to face, and
please talk out some of these is-
sues. They agreed-some went
immediately to the lobby and be-
gan their discussions.
Dr. Lewis, a Doctor who once
practiced in Carrabelle, came to
the podium with even darker
warnings.
It was his opinion that not only
Franklin County but the entire
country was in for a major medi-
cal collapse. He was of the opin-
ion that the County could not af-
ford a new state of the art hospi-
tl'and, that ,they should focus on
emergency room care and efficient
transportation. "Medicare will be
cutting re-imbursements by
about 30%. We are at, what I al-
ready consider a crisis. My point
here is that ... while a new facility
would be helpful-it will not pay
for itself. If it is just a new facility
it will probably fail. The county
may need just a emergency room,
rather than a full hospital with
plans to expand at a future date.
You need to think about what is
sustainable economically. The
County does have good providers.
We are going to see crisis in medi-
cine throughout the country. I am
not as hopeful as Dr. Pierce is."
On that unfortunate note the dis-
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EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


From The Government In

The Sunshine Manual

WHAT AGENCIES ARE COVERED BY THE
SUNSHINE LAW?

Are all public agencies subject to the Sunshine Law?
The Government in the Sunshine Law applies to "any board or com-
mission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority
of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision." The
statute thus applies to public collegial bodies within this state, at the
local as well as state level. It is equally applicable.to elected and ap-
pointed boards or commissions.
Florida courts have stated that it was the Legislature's intent to ex-
tend application of the Sunshine Law so as to bind "every 'board or
commission' of the state, or of any county or political subdivision
over which it has dominion and control."

Are private organizations subject to the Sunshine Law?
A more difficult question is presented with private organizations which
are providing services to state or local government. This office has
recognized that private organizations generally are not subject to the
Sunshine Law unless the private organization has been delegated
the authority to perform some governmental function.
However, the Sunshine Law has been held to apply to private
entities created by law or by public agencies, and also to private
entities providing services to governmental agencies and acting
on behalf of those agencies in the performance of their public
duties...



Carrabelle Senior Center

Reporters Asked To Leave

Public Meeting

:By Richard E. Noble
IThere was an announcement on the bulletin board at the Carrabelle
:ISehior Citizen's Center. It informed the general public that a special
'i"public" meeting, would be taking place at 2 o'clock, Friday, May 27th.
,There had been a rumor circulating, that Will Kendrick, the State
,Representative from our area, was about to resign his job as execu-
Stive director of the Center. It was a pretty good paying job, as I under-
:stand. It was also a rather perilous job since the Center has had nine
`different directors in the last eleven years.
':In any case, there I was, the only reporter on hand at the moment.
:There weren't very many people milling around either. I figured that
Maybe, I was just a little early. A young lady introduced herself to me
Sas the vice-president of the Board of Directors. She was curious about
Smy presence. I told her that I had heard that Will Kendrick was re-
,signing and that he was going to announce his resignation at this
meeting. She was somewhat shocked. She said that she had heard
no such thing. We shook hands and she left. But before she left, she
told me that the meeting would not be held out in the large assembly
hall but in a small room at the rear of the building. I noticed there
were people already sitting in that room. I went over and introduced
myself
"Hi, I'm Richard Noble. I work for the Chronicle. I've heard there was
;going to be an important public meeting here today. Do you mind if I
sit-dowi somewhere?"
'Everyone looked rather shocked. One man told me that nothing but
the regular meeting of the Board was going on there today, but it was
a public meeting, and if I wanted to attended, Icould do so .. BUT ...
he had a couple of restrictions I would have to agree to before I could
sit-down.
"Fine, what are they?" I asked.
The gentleman then introduced himself as Hampton L. May, the presi-
dent of the Board. He informed me that if I wanted to attended this
Public meeting 1) I could take no pictures; 2) I could take no state-
ments; 3) I could not write anything about this meeting; and 4) any-
thing I heard while at this meeting, I would not repeat to anybody.
My first thought was that if I agreed to sit in on this meeting under
those conditions, why would my boss pay me. My second thought
was-was I attending a "public" meeting or undergoing a preliminary
indoctrination into a new religious cult group. What was going on
here?
I asked the man how he expected me to write a story about this "pub-
lic" meeting under those conditions.
Mr. May went on to explain to me that it was his opinion that newspa-
pers do not print what really happens at public meetings. He told me
that the story that I would write would not be the same as what ex-
actly happened at this meeting. Therefore, he would allow me to at-
tended and listen to the meeting-because it was a public meeting-
but that I would have to agree to his rules because anything less,



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would be an infringement on his rights and the rights of the other
people attending the meeting.
I really didn't know what to say. Mr. May was absolutely right. Even a
written transcription of a meeting does not convey that meeting -
exactly. Even with cameras and sound equipment the scene would
not be presented exactly. Even an electron does not react the same
under observation as they assume that it does in its natural environ-
ment. So then, why do we have the first amendment to the Constitu-
tion?
"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of
the press ...
Well, it says there, that Congress shall make no law-it doesn't say
anything in there about Mr. May making a law or making his own
rules, I suppose.
I felt at this point that discussing this issue with Mr. May would be
about the same as trying to conduct an interview with a piece of living
room furniture. We were obviously at an impasse. This was clearly a
debate for the Supreme Court-or at least Judge Judy.
A couple of people said; "Sit-down; sit-down." One man offered me
the seat next to him. But I-must say that, overall, I did not feel wel-
come.
A crowd was beginning to build outside the little meeting room and
Will Kendrick and some folks from Tallahassee were obviously begin-
ning to filter in.
I decided to appeal to this group rather than continue my discussion
with Mr. May. I must admit I was slightly more animated in my speech
by that time. I said something like the following: "What the heck is
going on here? Will one of you folks please tell this guy that he is not
Juan Peron and this isn't Argentina. Is this a "public" meeting or isn't
it? If this is not a public meeting just tell me, and I will leave; but if it
is a "public" meeting-where do I sit?"
A woman, who I later learned was Alice Wise from the Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc., looked at me somewhat shocked and
concerned. She then turned to a young man who was standing next
to her. This man looked to me like a young Abraham Lincoln-with-
out the beard. He was obviously a lawyer. I wondered if he could chop
wood?
He walked past me and into the room with Mr. May. They had a little
discussion and then Mr. May came out and spoke with me. He told
me this was, in fact, a public meeting but that, under the circum-
stances, he was asking me-as a gentleman-to refrain from attend-
ing.
Some people said that I shouldn't leave; others just shuffled their feet
and examined their fingernails.
I decided it would be foolish to force myself onto the group. What
would stop them from simply canceling the meeting and then calling
a not so public meeting at another time?
I left the room and went outside the building. I was going to just go
home, but I asked myself, "What would Dan Rather do?-or Peter
Jennings for that matter. I knew what Geraldo Riviera would do but-
he annoys the hell out of me.
I decided to sit on the bench outside and try to get interviews with
folks as they exited the meeting.
The meeting lasted over three hours, and as far as I can figure, some
of the people who were there never came out at all. I don't know
where they went.
I talked to a few other people also. One older woman sat down next to
me and began to cry. I hate to admit this but if anyone begins to cry
in front of me-even on TV-I begin crying myself.
This never used to happen to me. I think it has something to do with
getting old. Another woman, an old friend, who I know has worked
there for nearly thirty years, spoke to me briefly and her voice was
cracking also. Whatever was going on at the Carrabelle Senior Cen-'
ter, it was certhily upsetting a number.of people, emotionally. ,
A reporter from a competing local newspaper showed up. They would
not let him into the meeting either, which made me feel considerably
Better. .
He was upset also. He fumbled all through his wallet trying to find
his Sunshine Law card.
I told him this was against the first amendment to the Constitution of
the United State of America. He said never mind the Constitution -
this is against Florida Law.
Once again, I was confused.
Tuesday of the following week, I called Janice Wise at her office. She
was very gracious and informed me of the following:
Will Kendrick, the Executive Director of the Carrabelle Senior Center
had, in fact, resigned. Mr. Kendrick told me that he was resigning to
pursue a career in real estate.
Ms. Dawn Ray the Fiscal Officer for the Center had also resigned.
Since the Center now had no Exec{itive Director and no Fiscal Of-
ficer, the Center could no longer receive funds from Ms. Wise's Agency.
Ms: Wise admitted that an investigation of the activities of the Board
of Directors at the Senior Center was being conducted,-as far as she
knew, by the FDLE.,
She also stated that none of the staff from the Carrabelle Center was
involved in the investigation. The investigation involved the Board of
Directors only.
She also made it clear that no funds allocated to Franklin County
were being interrupted. Her agency had contacted Mr. R.H. Carter of
.the Wakulla Senior Center and the funds for Franklin County would
be administered through his center and via the current staff from the
Carrabelle Center.
Laurie Lackey, vice president of the Board at the Carrabelle Center,
told me that the Center would be open, as usual, and that basic ser-
vices would be conducted as they always have been.
SHIP funds have also been administered through the Senior Center,
but Ms. Wise had no knowledge of the details of that program. Mike
Moron of the SHIP Program was present at the meeting but had no
comment for the press at that time.
I have also been told that Bonnie Segree resigned and Anne Casey
who had been employed at the Centey for almost thirty years had also
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Gainesville Doctor Call For

Corruption Investigation Of

NMFS And Gulf Council

In a message dated 5/31/2005 9:56:55 a.m. Eastern Standard Time,
xxxxx.state.fl.us writes:
Dear Commissioner:
I would like to ask you to please initiate an investigation into corrup-
tion and conflict of interest in the National Marine Fisheries Service,
and the Gulf Management Council. These federal agencies, funded
by tax dollars, have decided that the lion's share of the grouper fish-
eries resource should be allocated to a small number ofwell-funded
commercial interests.
Hearings are currently being held to place further limits on the num-
ber of fish allocated to recreational fishermen. Something is wrong
when 80% of an entire resource is reserved for less than 1% of the
total users! These rules apply to the entire Gulf region; however; the
Florida coastline makes up aboit 50% of the affected region. Many of
the large commercial operators are based in Texas, Louisiana, and.
Mississippi. The economic impact of recreational fishing in the state
of Florida is likely in the billions of dollars annually, and this will be
adversely impacted by the proposed changes.
Thank You,
William Toreki, PhD
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-379-0611
Greetings:
This letter is a result of a campaign generated from the Florida Sports-
man magazine forum. It is a prime example of lies and misinforma-
tion but what else is new from Florida Sportsman and their zealots.
The commercial fishermen are the conduits for non-boaters and oth-
ers who don't have expensive boats and the time to go offshore to
catch their own fish. If the anglers had their way all fish would be
reserved for them just like fresh water fish for the most part. If you
need a real briefing on this whole issue it will take over an hour and
that would be rushing through it. The commercial sector (consum-
ers) have the largest share of RED grouper but the anglers have the
largest share of GAG grouper as well as 74% of amberjack, 49% of
red snapper, 90% of Mahi-mahi, 100% of billfish, redflsh, snook. Dr.
Toreki is not well informed on the state of fisheries management and
is merely following the directions of the militant angler groups.
Secondly, red grouper is a federal issue and not a state issue. All of
our major red grouper producers have to fish outside of 20 fathoms
(120 feet of water) leaving all the nearshore for sport fishermen. Man-
agement of fisheries under the federal law has national standards
wherein the rule of law is much harder to avoid than it is in some of
the states in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thirdly, Dr. Toreki is like so many other white-collar professionals
who feel they have caught the golden ring of financial success and
they deserve to have everything they can regardless of the impact on
others. Dr. Toreki calls us "a small number of well-funded commer-
cial interests." He must live in a dream world to think any of the
commercial fishing groups have any money while at the same time if
he belongs to CCA, and he sounds like one, they operate on an 8
million dollar annual budget and their membership includes some of
the most wealthy men in America.
Finally, it would be interesting for Dr. Toreki to identify the large
commercial operators in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana who are
even remotely engaged in the red groper fishery.
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EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


r

Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
SEileen Annie Ball, Director of the Franklin County Public Library, is
: pleased to announce that the WITH-IT! program has received renewed
-funding for the year 2005 2006. WITH-ITI-Winners In Tune Have It
Together-is a Title II grant funded through the Department of Juve-
nile Justice. Funding for the TIGERS program-Teens In Gear Ener-
gize, Realize, Succeed-will also continue, for 2005-2006 through
contract with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
'The Franklin County Public Library is pleased to again offer the Sum-
mer Reading Program from June 24th July 30th. The program will
Sbe offered on Friday and Saturday mornings at the Eastpoint and
Carrabelle branches as well as the Apalachicola Program site (in the
'New Life Building on 8th Street). The program is for children in grades
K through 6. Flyers and registration forms are available at all three
sites. The Summer Reading program is made possible each year
.through a grant from the J. Ben Watkins Foundation.
',TIGERS is sponsoring "Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2005" on tues-
"'day, June from 9:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m., at the Eastpoint Firehouse.
This daylong gala and informative event, open to Franklin Couhty
students ages 10 18, will feature guest speakers and a keynote
t address from local community agencies, storytelling, a teen talent
*show, a poster contest, crafts, and prizes for participants. For more
Information about this special event call a TIGERS coordinator at
-670-5250, 653-2784, or 697-9216.
Upcoming field trips for WITH-ITI participants include a trip to Talla-
'hassee to see the 8' Annual Florida African Dance Festival on June
11th and a day at Shipwreck Island at Panama City Beach on June
18th.
SYazid's African-Caribbean music ensemble, Tocamos, returns to
Y Franklin County on Friday, June 20. This special performance, spon-
sored by WITH-ITI, is for all ages and will take place at the Carrabelle
branch of the.Library beginning at 10:30 a.m,
SThere will be a special Library Advisory Board meeting on Monday,
June 13th, beginning at 5:30 p.m., 'at the Eastpoint Branch.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-ITI And
TIGERS-are offered at no cost to participants, Registration however
is required. For information aboutthe 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.


SIt's Your
i
S Money

SBy Peter F. Crowell, CFP
Registered Principal
S i The Floridan Group
-- It appears that one of the pri-
mary areas of financial concern
of the Franklin Chronicle readers
i is what to do about nursing
home care. They think they may
'need it, but can they afford it?
In this regard, the "Forgotten
.. Coast" is no different than the
Rest of the nation's population.
Recent studies suggest that about 60% of all people who reach 65 will
spend time in a nursing home before they die. One in four will spend
more than a year in a nursing home. One in 11 will require nursing
home care for five years or more. Those same studies put the national
Average cost for a year of nursing home care at about $60,000. The
average in North Florida is $135 a day, or more than $49,000 annu-
ally forbasic care. Many of us think our spouse or loved one will care
Sfor us regardless of the level of care needed. But, depending on how
events unfold, this may be a very impractical plan. In fact, other studies
show that over 50% of couples with a partner in a nursing home are
impoverished within a year.
Can you afford nursing home care? Take this test and see, First, add
up all your annual sources of income from pensions, social security
and the like. If you are married, add both spouses' income. To that
figure add all investment income from interest, dividends, rents; etc.
From your total income, subtract the annual' cost of a year in a nurs-
ing home in your area. If the difference between your income and the
S cost of a nursing home is a negative number, you've got a real prob-
lem. You will have to start spending your principal immediately. Prin-
cipal will be required to'pay both the nursing home and to pay the
living expenses for the spouse still at home, If the number is positive,
Sask yourself this question: "Can I live on that?" If the spouse at home
S could not survive on the difference between your income and the cost
Sof a nursing home, principal will be consumed to meet expenses.
SIf you must spend principal, how long will your assets last? Remem-
Sber if you consume principal this year to pay the nursing home, there
will be less to invest to produce income next year. If there is less to
invest, your investment income will probably go down. If your invest-
ment income goes down, you will probably need to consume more
principal next year to meet nursing home costs. This is the start of an
accelerating downward spiral.
Nursing home costs have to be paid. Either you or someone else must
pay them. There are only three possible sources of funds: your fam-
ily, the government or an insurance company. Could your family af-
ford to shoulder the burden of your nursing home costs? Even if they
were able and willing, would you ask them for help?
Contrary to popular belief, there is a national government program to
provide funding or nursing home:expenses. It's called Medicaid. How-
ever, in order to qualify for long term care under Medicaid, you either
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The best way to manage the risk of an extended nursing home con-
finement may be through insurance. Not only will you have coverage
without requiring your family or spouse to deplete assets, but you
will also have choices about where you receive care. These choices
will give you peace of mind and can help preserve your independence
and dignity. Purchasing a cost-effective policy requires careful plan-
ning and investigation. The quality of the policies has gone up; how-
ever, it is still possible to buy inadequate coverage.
Of course, this brief article is no substitute for a careful consider-
ation of all of the advantages and disadvantages of this matter in
light of your unique personal circumstances. Before implementing
any significant tax or financial planning strategy, contact your finan-
cial planner, attorney, insurance expert or tax advisor as appropri-
ate,
In the next article, I plan on highlighting some of the aspects that I
believe are critical to review before making the decision to purchase
or not purchase long term care insurance. As always, I value your
comments and questions. Please feel free to write me at the Chronicle
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Gulf Claims Two Lives Over

Weekend

By Beverly Sapp
On June 3rd at 6:42 p.m. Sheriffs Deputy Allen R. Hamrm was dis-
patched to 1364 E Gulf Beach Drl In reference to two children in a
raft being swept out in the Gulf by the current. The complainant
Advised that the father, Dwayne A. Vincent, was trying to go get them
but was unable to reach them. Deputy Hamm and Lt. Bobby Shiver
arrived on scene and went out on the beach." I could see several
subjects about three hundred yards down from us on the beach and
several more were on the sandbar with the raft. Someone on the beach
yelled that the father was in trouble so we ran down to help."
Upon reaching the victim who tshey had already drug onto the beach
we immediately started performing rescue breathing and CPR. The
victim was unresponsive, not breathing and was vomiting. Witnesses
who had seen the man go into the water said he had drown about ten
minutes before we arrived. Deputy Hamm continued to perform CPR
until EMS arrived and assisted. We then tried to use the AED on the
victim but it was unsuccessful. The victim was then placed on a
backboard where he was carried several hundred yards to the ambu-
lance.
Deputy Hamm then drove the ambulance to Weems Memorial Hospi-
tal where the victim was treated in the Emergency Room under the
supervision of Dr. Quinton Weldon. Mr. Vincent was shortly after pro-
nounced dead by the attending physician. Mr. Vincent's wife Yolanda
Vincent and his family were later notified of his death. I contacted the
Medical Examiner's office and spoke with the attending M.E, Dr John
Mahoney. Lt. Shiver contacted Kelley's Funeral Home to arrange the
pick up and transport of the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
At approximately 11:55 hrs., June 5, 2005, Sergeant Wayne Nash
was dispatched to the beach behind 1049 East Gorrie Dr. on St. George
Island in reference to three subjects having trouble in the water. Upon
arrival on scene, he made contact with Mr. Tim Glover, who stated
that he observed one adult mate and female child struggling in the
water. He went out and got the, child, but was unable to help the
adult. Glover observed the adult go down and did not see him come
back up. A thorough search by Island First Responders.. volunteers,
and Sheriffs Office Dive Team members located the body approxi-
mately 1:10 hrs. when the waves pushed the body closer to shore.
The victim was identified as Ryan James Slusarski. His mother, step-
father, and three sisters were on scene when the accident occurred.
The body was taken by First Responders to the Island Firehouse where
it was transferred to David Kelly for transport to Kelly's Funeral Home
in Apalachicola .




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To Be Expanded

Governor Jeb Bush has signed into law a bill passed by the Florida
Legislature in its most recent session that is intended to expand
Florida's Lifeline telephone service to thousands of additional cus-
tomers.
Currently, existing regulations limit Lifeline Telephone Service als-
counts to households with income at or below 125% of the Federal
Poverty Guidelines, or those who participate in low income assis-
tance, programs such as Food Stamps. The new statute increases
Lifeline income eligibility criteria to 135% of the poverty guidelines
and also includes protections for existing and new Lifeline recipients
from disconnection or denial of their service due to unrelated charges
on their bill.
The new statute increases the maximum income level to 135% of the
Federal Poverty Guidelines. That means that Florida customers whose
household incomes are less than $17,320 per year are eligible for a
monthly credit of up to $13.50 per month for Lifeline Telephone Ser-
vice. Lifeline Telephone Service credits of up to $30.00 are also avail-
able to eligible customers in order to make initial service connection
charges more affordable.
The Lifeline Telephone Service program was first introduced in Florida
in 1995 and it has expanded through the years to presently serve
over 150,000 low income telephone customers. Applications for the
service can be obtained through local telephone companies for those
customers who qualify based on participation in low income assis-
tance programs, or through the Office of Public Counsel for those
customers who may qualify under the income guidelines.
"We are very pleased that the Legislature has passed and the Gover-
nor has approved this new legislation that will expand Lifeline Ser-
vice eligibility," stated Florida Public Counsel Harold McLean. "Only
a fraction of existing households in Florida who are qualified for Life-
line assistance are actually enrolled in the program today. We hope to
change that, and the new statute will help," he added.
The income eligibility program for Lifeline is a sliding scale based on
the Federal poverty guidelines. A single person household with less
than $12,919 of annual income will qualify for Lifeline credits. For
each additional member, the allowable income is increased by $4401.
Following are the maximum total allowable incomes for specific house-
holds:
One Occupant: $12,919
Two Occupants: $17,320
Three Occupants: $21,721
Four Occupants: $26,122
Consumers who wish to qualify for Lifeline Telephone Service should
contact their local telephone company. Consumers who qualify for
Lifeline under the income eligibility guidelines should call the Office
of Public Counsel, 1-800-540-7039.


Bike Fest Donates To

Soldiers Statue

Profits from the Bike Fest Weekend held May 20-22 were donated to
the Three Soldiers South Statue fund by the Franklin County Motor-
cycle Club.
The check for $6,205.41 was presented June 3 by Bike Fest organiz-
ers, said Pamela Barnes. Sponsors for the event which drew several
hundred motorcycles and their owners to Apalachicola included Papa
Joe's Restaurant, The Owl Cafe, Magnolia Grill, Indian Pass Raw Bar,
Steamers. Oasis, the Gibson Inn. Rancho Inn, Wicked Willies, CMA,
Tim and Sadie Payne. Pamelot Arts. Wheel House, Iron Ravens Mo-
torcycle Club, 3 Amigos Motorcycle Club. Bib Bike Super Store, and
Tallahassee Powder Coating.


Preliminary Fatality Report

For The 2005 Memorial Day

Holiday Period


Twenty-four people were killed in
crashes investigated by Florida
Highway Patrol troopers over the
four-day Memorial Day holiday
driving period, May 27 30, 2005.
During this period, troopers
charged 146 people with driving
under the influence; issued 8,003
speeding citations; and assisted
2,863 motorists on Florida's high-
ways.
During the All-American Buckle-
up Week (May 24 May 31), FHP
troopers cited 4,600 people for not
wearing seat belts and issued ci-


stations to 110 motorists tor not
securing children in safety seats.
The Florida Highway Patrol again
participated in Operation C.A.RE.
(Combined. Accident Reduction
Effort), a national program aimed
at reducing the number of traffic
crashes on interstate highways
during holiday weekends. There
were 873 collisions on Florida's
interstates during the official holi-
day driving period (Friday, May
27, through Monday, May 30), Of
those, 37 were classified 'as
alcohol-related.


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CLAIM OF'LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/01/05 Invoice No. 10965
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Color Maroon
Tag No V94UQC Year 1988 tate FL_ VinNo. 1FTEF15Y3JLA58127
To Owner: George I. Emswiler To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 408
Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/24/05 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 06/30/05 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
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tion of the code enforcement whatever steps are necessary
board, notice may additionally be to bring a violation into com-
served by publication or posted as pliance.
provided in s. 162.12. If the viola-
tion is corrected and then recurs Section 8. Administrative
or if the violation is riot corrected fines; liens.
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Section 4. Organization.
(A) The'Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners may ap-
point a code enforcement board
and legal counsel for the enforce-
ment board. Franklin County has
a population of more than 5,000
personsi and so establishes a
seven-member code enforcement
'board. The Board of County Com-
missioners may appoint up to two
alternate members for the code
enforcement board to serve on the
board in the absence of board
members.
(B) Members of the enforcement
board shall be residents of
Franklin County, Florida. Ap-
pointments shall be made in ac-
cordance with applicable law and
this ordinance on the basis of ex-
perience or interest in the subject
matter jurisdiction of the code
enforcement board in the sole dis-
cretion of the local governing
body. The membership of each
enforcement board shall,, when-
ever possible, include an archi-
tect, a businessman, an engineer,


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; for a term of one year each.
2. Three members appointed
-, for a term of two years each;
3.Two members appointed for
a term of three years each.
.Thereafter, the terms of office of
the code enforcement board shall
.be for a term of three (3) years.
Section '5. Enforcement
.procedure. .'
(A) It shall be the duty of the, code
Inspector to initiate enforcement
proceedings of the various codes;
however, no member of the board
shall have the power to initiate
siuch enforcement proceedings.
(B) Except as provided in subsec-
tion (c) and (d), if a violation of.
'the. codes is found, the code in-
spector shall notify the violator
and give him a reasonable time
to correct the violation. Should
'the violation continue beyond the
time specified for correction, the
-code inspector 'shall notify the
enforcement board and request a
'hearing. The code enforcement
Board, through its clerical staff,
shall schedule a hearing, and
written notice of such hearing
shall be hand delivered or mailed
as provided in Florida Statute
162.12 to said violator. At the op-


tnon oy me coae inspector, tme
case may be presented to the en-
forcement board even if the viola-.
tion has been corrected prior to
the board hearing, and the notice
shall so state.
(C) If a repeat violation is found,
the code inspector shall notify the
violator but is not required to give
the violator a reasonable time to
correct the violation. The code
inspector, upon notifying the vio-
lator of a repeat violation shall
notify the enforcement board anid
reqiues't a heanrig. The code en-
fopr.emei e, board. t h ro u Lh .its
clericl staff, shall schedule a
hearing and shall provide notice
pursuant to s. 162.12 and section
9 of this ordinance. The case may
be presented to the enforcement
board even if the repeat violation
has been corrected prior to the.
board hearing, and the notice
shall so state. If the: repeat viola-,
tion, has been corrected, the code
enforcement board retains the
right to schedule a hearing to de-
termine cost an impose the pay-.
ment of reasonable enforcement
fees upon the repeat violator. The
repeat violator may choose to
waive his rights o the hearing and
pay said costs as determined by
the code enforcement board.
Section 7. Powers of
enforcement board.
The enforcement board shall have
the power to:
(a) Adopt rules for the con-
duct of its hearings.
(b) Subpoena alleged violators
and witnesses to its hearings.
Subpoenas may be served by
the sheriff, city police or any
employee of Franklin County
over 18 years of age.
(c) Subpoena evidence to its
hearings.
(d) Take testimony under
oath.
(e) Issue orders having the
force of law to command


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(A) The enforcement board. upon.
notification by the code inspector
that an order of the enforcement
board has not been complied with,
by the set time or. upon finding'
that a repeat violation has been
committed, may order amount.
specified in this section for each'
day the violation continues past
the date set by the enforcement
board for compliance or, in the
case of a repeat violation, for each
day the repeat violation contin-
ues; beginning with the date the'
repeat-violation ti fouiid todlhave
0oeurred by the-code ifipdctd iii
addition~; if:the violation is a vio-
lation deserved in s.162.06(4) F.S.
(2004), the enforcement board
shall notify the local governing
body, which may make all reason-
able repairs which are required to
bring the property into compli-
ance and charge the violator with
the reasonable costs of repairs
along with the fine imposed. lak-.
ing such repairs d'es not'create
a continuing obligation on the:
Part of the local governing body
to make further'repairs or to!
maintain the property and does
not create any liabihl~ against the
local governing body for any dani-
ages to the property is such re-
pairs were completed in good
faith. If a finding ofa violation or.
a repeat violation has been made
as provided in this part, a hear-
ing shall not be necessary for is-
suance of the order imposing the
fine. If, after due notice and hear-
ing, a code enforcement board
finds a violation to be irreparable
or irreversible in nature,, it may
order the violator to pay a fine as
specified in section 7(a).
(B) A fine imposed pursuant to
this section shall not exceed $250
per day for a first violation and
shall not exceed $500 per day for
a repeat violation, and, in addi-
tion, may include all costs of re-
pairs pursuant to this section. :
However,, is a code enforcement
board finds the violation to be ir-
reparable or irreversible in na-
ture, it may impose a fine no to
exceed $5,000.00 per violation
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The Franklin Chronicle


Carrabelle City Council
Meeting June 2,2005

It's Not A

Moratorium

Not at all...it's just a
breathing spell
Getting water in, and getting it
"out"...a very important part of
our sun-and-sand soaked life
here on the coast. So important,
that at this meeting a motion was
passed to cease and desist all new
development applications for 60
days.
Ken Hatcher, of Baskerville-
Donovan Engineering, asked for
the "time out so that they could
complete a master planning pro-
cess for Carrabelle's water and
sewer. For months, as develop-
ment pressure has risen, argu-
ments have gotten more and more
heated on the subject. Do we re-
ally have enough' reserve capac-
ity to handle.all the new building
that is on the boards AND under
construction? We'll know that
answer by the.end of July.

Approval of Bills
All approved.

Commissioner Reports
Mayor Brown-requested 45-day
extension in deadline for J&P
Construction work on the waste-
water treatment plant. Passed.
Then introduced Ken Hatcher to
explain the item above. As an
aside, made note of the fact that
his mayoral term has 27 months
to run.
Commissioner Williams-sound-
ed a caution against the accep-
tance of"509's"-a newish special
hotel zoning which he says could
make a canyon wall of the north
side of 98.
City Administrator Mclnnis-de-
scribed a maintenance contract
plan for our water tanks, and in-
troduced the service company
representative who outlined cost,
service periods, repainting, etc.
Our old tank is in $170,000 worth
of bad shape, but the St. James
Bay tank and the DOC tank,
much newer, will take much less
care. Passed, with attorney's ap-
proval of the wording.

Board of Adjustment
NA

Planning and Zoning
NA

Public Hearing
Second readings, and approvals:
City Ordinance 369 (259 River
Road)-annexation
370 (Baywood Estates)-A-1 to
R-1
372 (462 River Road)-A-1 to R-1
(land-use)
373 (462 River Road)-A-1 to R-
1 (zoning)
First Readings:
378-Airport Road-Ag to residen-
tial


379-Airport Road-R5 to R1

Unfinished Business
1-11. Baskerville-Donovan -up-
dates on ongoing water/sewer
projects:
Phase Timber Island Lift Station
and Force Main-complete, await
Attorney General's release.
Phase III WWTP-on schedule, at
79%.
DOC (prison) Lake Morality Road
Force Mains-95% completed and
tested.
DOC elevated storage water
tanks-completed, tested, disin-
fected, painted, in service.
River Road sewer collection de-
sign-in process, still looking for
lift station site. Permits to take
30-60 days.
Three Rivers Road sewer collec-
tion design-To submit for wet-
lands permit.
Perc ponds at FCI (prison)-plans
at 90%, need to fill and raise
grade.
Stormwater improvements-need
citizen input on any drainage
problems.
Well, pump and piping at FCI-
500 GPM rate, open bids 6/29.
Hydraulic modeling and design for
Timber Island water tank-in pro-
cess.
Standards for Developers-60
days to completion.
12. Barry Mathis presented the
new concept for Georgian Village's
"509" plan. City attorney to review
docs for compliance. 29 units,
cantilevered balconies over Ma-
rine Street (no support costs),
$400's to $900K, 1000 to 1946
square feet.
13. Approved final plat for Rio
Carrabella (top of the hill), con-
tingent upon water/sewer approv-
als.
14. Approved Moorings of
Carrabelle preliminary site devel-
opment plan.
15. Approved sketch plat for Re-
treat at Three Rivers, 462 River
Road. Conditional upon no sep-
tic sewer. Private, gated commu-
nity, .4 AC average lot size, 47
units on 23 acres.

New Business
1. Approved request from the
Cox's, Grays and Griffiths to
abandon Avenue F for 220'.
2. Tamara Allen addressed the
meeting with update on condition
of The Carrabelle Food Pantry.
Needs plastic bags, food and con-
tributors. Opens every Thursday
at 10-noon at the United Meth-
odist Church.
3. Approved Bill Miller's request
to open 2 Street east from H to G
at his expense.
4. Knut Rittweger addressed the
group to read his letter to the com-
mission. His points were that the
developers of Long Pointe did not
get all the necessary permits from
the agencies required. Mayor
Brown replied that the city has
not given a Development Order,
which if even will require evidence
of all permitting.


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5. Approved sketch plan approval
for Bob Sellers at Gray Avenue
and 5 Street east. The 20-acre plat
will become 66 townhome units
with private roads, similar to the
Olin development nearby.
6. Tabled the water/sewer supply
request for the old Lorenzo's lo-
cation on Lanark Beach.
7. Approved Harry Andrews' dock
permit request for 259 River
Road.

Adjournment
9:23 p.m.


Boyd

Announces

Grant Period

For Local Fire

Departments

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) announced that
the application period for awards
under the "SAFER" Firefighter
Hiring Program for fiscal year
2005 opened on Tuesday, May 31,
2005, and will close at 5:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. The
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security's Office of State and Lo-
cal Government Coordination and
Preparedness (SLGCP) SAFER
program provides financial assis-
tance to local fire departments for
the purpose of hiring additional
front line firefighters and to sup-
port recruitment and retention
programs aimed at the volunteer
re service.
I hope the fire departments in our
area will take advantage of this
opportunity and apply for grants
through the SAFER program,"
said Congressman Boyd. 'This is
a major effort by the federal gov-
ernment to ensure that our
firefighters ,continue to have the
equipment and training they need
to respond to all hazards. I
strongly support the critical mis-
sion of our nation's firefighters in
assuring that our communities
have adequate protection from
fires."
The SAFER program provides
grants on a competitive basis to
local fire departments and to lo-,
cal or statewide organizations rep-
resenting the interests of the vol-
unteer fire service. The funding
allows fire departments to en-
hance their ability to attain
24-hour staffing.
Interested applicants should con-
sult www.firegrantsupport.com or
call the Department of Homeland
Security Fire Grant Help Desk at
(866) 274-0960. Monday through
Fridayfrom 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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21 Day ADpeal

Comp Plan

Amendments

Found In

Compliance

By DCA

The Department of Community
Affairs gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment(s) to the
Comprehensive Plan for Franklin
County, adopted by Ordinance
No. 2005-20 on April 5, 2005, IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sec-
tions 163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Franklin County
Comprehensive Plan Amend-
ment(s) and the Departments
Objections, Recommendations
and Comments Report, (if any),
are available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except
; for legal holidays, during normal
business hours, at the Franklin
County Planning and Building
Department, 34 Forbes Street,
Apalachicola, Florida 32320.
Any affected person, as defined in
Section 163.3184, F.S., has a
right to petition for an adminis-
Strative hearing to challenge the
proposed agency determination
that the Amendment(s) to the
Franklin County Comprehensive
Plan are In Compliance, as de-
fined in Subsection 163.3184(1),
F.S. The petition must be filed
within twenty-one (2 1) days af-
ter publication of this notice, and
must include all of the informa-
tion and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C.
The petition must be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-2100, and
a copy mailed or delivered to the
local government. Failure to
timely ile a petition shall consti-
tute a waiver of any' right to re-
quest an administrative proceed-
ing as a Petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a pe-
tition is filed, the purpose of the
administrative hearing will: be to
present evidence and testimony
and forward a recommended or-
der to the Department. If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of Intent
shall become final agency action.


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Courses-, At
Gulf/Franklin

Center

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will offer a full-time, continuous
Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards course at the Gulf/Franklin
Center in Port St. Joe, Florida,
beginning June 16, 2005. The
course will meet five days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course
takes approximately four and a
half months.
Student must be at least 19 years
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written basic abilities test and a
fingerprint background check are
required to enter the program, as
well as a physical exam by a per-
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Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards is required in order to be
eligible for the Florida Certifica-
tion Examination for Correctional
Officers. Job openings with the
State of Florida State Department
of Corrections will be available
with the opening of the, Franklin
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scholarship and student loans.
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GULF OF AWOO


County Code
from Page 5


(C) In determining the amount of
the fine, if any, the enforcement
board shall consider the follow-
ing factors:
1. The gravity of the violation;
2. Any actions taken by the
violator to correct the viola-
tion; and
3. Any previous violations
committed by the violator.
(D) The enforcement board may
reduce a fine imposed pursuant
to this section.

Section 9. Appeals.
An aggrieved party, including the
local governing body, may appeal
a final administrative order of the
enforcement board to the circuit
court. Such an appeal shall not
be a hearing de novo but shall be
limited to appellate review of the
record created before the enforce-
ment board. An appeal shall be
filed within 30 days of the execu-
tion 6f the order to be appealed.


GULF COUNTY
SAMPLE LOCATIONS



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Mean


0-199 feca
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MODERATE

36-104 Enterococcus sp per
100 ml of marine water


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GOOD MODERATE
Scoiform organisms 200-399 fecal coliform
mn of marine water organisms per 100 ml of
marine water


POOR*
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per 100 ml of marine water
36 and over CFU/100 mL
Enterococcus sp Geometric
SMean
ion
POOR*
400 or greater fecal coliform
organisms per 100 ml of
marine water


*A Poor rating may result in a resampling event to confirm poor conditions, otherwise a Health
Advisory or Warning will be Issued immediately. These indicate that contact with the water at
this site may pose increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for susceptible individuals. A
reading of NR means 'No Result." This could indicate that no sample was taken at this point
because of weather or other factors, o.rfhat an analysis result was not obtained from the
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10 June 2005 Page 7


Sheriff's

Report

By Beverly Sapp

Sunday, May 29, 2005
On May 28, 2005 at approxi-
mately 11:00 p.m. Franklin
County Sheriffs Deputies and
Apalachicola Police Department
Officers received a 911 hang up
call. Officers responded to 27
Bayview Drive in Apalachicola.
Upon arrival to the residence, Of-
ficers were advised by a white fe-
male that the white male in the
residence was holding the chil-
dren hostage. An older child in the
residence started putting the
younger children through the
window of the home. Upon get-
ting the children to safety, the
older child was shot by the white
male in the residence. After being
shot, the older child climbed
through the window on to the
ground. At that time, an officer
with the Apalachicola Police De-
partment returned fire, injuring
the white male. The white male
remained in the residence, not
responding to Officer's request to
surrender. Subsequently, the
Wakulla County Sheriffs Office
SWAT responded, using tear gas
and flash grenades, and were able
to subdue the white male suspect.
The older child was transported
to a medical facility and is being
treated for a gun shot wound to
Sthe leg. The white male was also
transported to a medical facility
and is being treated for a gun shot
wound. The younger children
were unharmed and are with a
family member.
Franklin County Sheriffs Inves-
tigators are conducting the inves-
tigation into the shooting of the
older child, and FDLE is investi-
gating the shooting of the suspect.

Friday, May 20, 2005
On May 20th 2005 at approxi-
mately 6:30 a.m., the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office Narcotic's
Task Force and Deputies; with the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office
and the F.D.L.E. North Florida
Special Operations Team, herein-
after referred to as N.F.S.O.P, ex-
ecuted a Search Warrant on the
residence of James D. Gordon lo-
cated at 148 6th Street in
Apalachicola. Upon arrival at the
residence the N.F.S.O.P. ap-
proached the front door to the
residence, knocked and an-,
nounced their presence and ad-
vised to open the door. When they
announced their presence, a
black male subject looked out of
a bedroom window and was not
making his way to open the door.
to allow entry. Based on the ex-
tent of Gordon's criminal history
a decision was made to deploy a
distraction device through the
window into Gordon's bedroom
hoping to distract him while the
N.F,S.O.P made entry into the
residence. At this time the
N.F.S.O.P. made entry into the
residence and detained Gordon in


his bedroom and then cleared the
remaining area of the residence.
No one else was in the residence..
At this time Gordon was placed
into a marked patrol unit while a
search of his residence was con-
ducted. Items found in the resi-
dence are as follows: Plastic bag
containing approximately 20
grams of Cannabis on the night
stand in Gordon's bedroom,
$1,590.65 in U,S. Currency in a
brown duffel bag in Gordon's bed-
room closet, $12,000,00 in U.S.
Currency in the pocket of a cam-
ouflage jacket hanging in
Gordon's closet and $5,160.00 in
U.S. Currency in the back pocket
of a pair of Gordon's jeans, lying
on the floor in Gordon's closet.
With a total of $18,777.75 in U.S.
Currency. 73 MDMA pills in a
plastic ziploc bag inside an Altoids
breath freshener canister on the
night stand beside the bed in
Gordon's room with an approxi-
mate weight of 19 grams, a Rev-
elation .22 cal long rifle in the
closet of the spare bedroom, small
ziploc bags "Genuine Apple Bags"
on the head board in the spare
room, used to package and sell co-
caine, crack cocaine and/or
MDMA. Also found, a plastic bag
of Crack Cocaine beside the couch
in the living room, area weighing
approximately 1 gram, 9.38 call
Bullets in a cedar chest in
Gordon's bedroom closet, four .38
cal. bullets in a green wooden box
beside the night stand in Gordon's
Bedroom, a set of green, silver and
black scales sitting on a movie
stand in the living room area, with
white residue on scale, a white
bucket with "13 Mile" printed on
the outside, containing approxi-
-mately $25.00 worth of pennies
found in Gordon's closet. Also,
$100.00 bill found in the
$12000.00 bundle, matched se-
rial numbers from a previous pur-
chase of a controlled substance
for Gordon.
All of these items found were
placed into evidence for safe keep-
ing until we could get to the
Sheriffs Office and drop them into
evidence. Once at the Sheriffs Of-
fice, a field test was conducted on
the controlled substances and the
suspected crack cocaine tested
positive for crack cocaine, the
MDMA tested positive for MDMA
and the cannabis tested positive
for cannabis. At this time all of
the evidence was placed into evi-
dence to be sent to F.D.L.E. for
further analysis.
James D. Gordon was charged
with Trafficking in MDMA be-
cause he was in actual possession
of more than 10 grams of MDMA
at the time of his arrest, Gordon
was charged with Possession of a
Controlled Substance with Intent
to Sell "Crack Cocaine" based on
the fact that he was in possession
of crack cocaine and we held two
other warrants on Gordon for the
sale of Cocaine. Gordon was
charged with Possession of a Fire-
arm by a Convicted Felon because
there was a .22 cal. Rifle in his
residence and he freely admitted
knowledge of it being there and
he has been a convicted felon
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tory. Gordon was charged with
Possession of Ammunition by a
Convicted Felon because he was
in actual possession of thirteen
.38 cal. bullets, again because he
has been a convicted felon since
1990, Gordon was also charged
with Possession of less that 20
grams of Cannabis because he
was in actual possession of the
cannabis that was found in the
night stand in his bedroom.
James D. Gordon is being held at
the Franklin County Sheriffs Of-
fice with no Bond.

Friday, May 20, 2005
On May 20, 2005 at about 2:47
PM while on Patrol Lt. Robert
Hogan with the Franklin County
Sheriffs Office was traveling west-
bound on U.S. Hwy 98 just east
of Carrabelle, when he ran a reg-
istration check on a Florida Li-
cense plate. The driver who was
opening a 1985 Chevy 4 door sud-
denly came to a complete stop,
applied the left turn signal, and
made a left hand turn into the
middle driveway of the Island View
Inn parking lot. Lt. Hogan pulled
into the west driveway and ob-
served the vehicle. After observ-
ing the vehicle for several min-
utes, Lt. Hogan saW a black fe-
male exit from the vehicle and
enter the front office area of the
motel. She then returned to the
vehicle approximately 3 5 min-
utes after parking. This individual


then opened the driver's side door
and sat inside the vehicle with
both feet outside the vehicle. Af-
ter watching the individual, she
appeared to be talking on a. cell
phone, she then exited the vehicle
a second time and walked ap-
proximately twenty yards west of
the vehicle and continued to talk
on the cell phone. Lt. Hogan then
drove over to where the individual
was parked and motioned,for her
to come over to where he was
standing. Lt. Hogan advised the
individual that he wanted to talk
to her. Upon asking the individual
who she was talking to,_ she said'
it was her father. Lt. Hogan asked
her what her name was and she
ot defensive and asked why he
ad stopped her. Lt. Hogan in-
formed her that he had received
some information about her that
he would explain. After gathering
some information, the individual
stated to Lt. Hogan that she was
Kayla Denise Joseph of
Apalachicola, she also stated that
she resides in Tallahassee while
attending Tallahassee Commu-
nity College. Ms. Joseph said that
she had been shopping in Talla-
hassee and she stopped the ve-
hicle, which belongs to her father,
because she was having problems
with it Lt. Hogan offered to look,
under the hood for her to see if
he could findithe problem. Ms.
Joseph refuse e'd him. At-thistime,j
Depu'y Car kHill arrived on the
scene, to Cn'Dduct a K-9 sniff
around the exterior of the vehicle.
K-9 Reiko, showed a positive re-
sponse for the odor of narcotics
on the rear driver's side door
seam. Lt. Hogan then informed
Ms. Joseph of the findings and
asked if she had any illegal nar-
cotics,located inside the vehicle.
Ms. Joseph stated that she had
recently smoked ajoint inside the
vehicle. Chief Fred Jetton was
notified and asked to assist. A
search was then made of the ve-
hicle, Deputy Hill located a clear
plastic bag, with seventy-four in-


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dividually wrapped bags of can-
nabis and one plastic bag of can-
nabis. Also found in the vehicle,
was two hundred and fifty-five
dollars in US Currency. The ve-
hicle was seized and towed to the
Franklin County Jail. Ms. Joseph
was arrested and charged with
Possession of more than twenty
grams of Cannabis, and Posses-
sion of Controlled Substance with
Intent to Sell. Evidence was
placed at the Franklin County
Sheriffs Office to be processed by
F.D.L.E.

Thursday, May 19, 2005
On 5-19-2005 at approximately
8:38 p.m. Deputy Gary Martina
with the Franklin County Sheriffs
Office was dispatched to 2676
Hwy. 98 East in Lanark Village in
reference to a Burglary of a Dwell-
ing. Deputy Martina was advised
of a white male breaking in the
back door and was carrying out a
Television. Upon arrival Deputy
Martina ran toward the residence
on foot from the Highway because
he had been advised that the sub-
jects were armed with a gun. As
Deputy Martina entered the drive-
way, He saw a Red Ford F-150
parked, with a television in the
back. He then saw two white
males standing over a white male,
.lying down on the ground, one
was holding a rifle, the other was
talking to the subject. Deputy
Martina advised the subject hold-
ing the rifle to put the weapon
down and step away from it
Deputy Martina was informed by
one of the male subjects that the
subject on the ground was the
suspect that had broken into the
residence. Deputy Martina placed
the suspect in handcuffs and
asked his name. The suspect
identified himself as Thomas
Tarantino. Upon further investi-
gation, Deputy Martina found a
doorframe on the ground floor
going to the elevator completely
busted up and the door was half-
open. The storage room door was
also pried on but not open. Up-
stairs, on the porch facing the
bay, the door was completely torn
away from the frame, and the
hinges were ripped out of the
frame, Further evidence found in
the suspect's truck included a
yellow hummingbird hand held
VHF radio, and a tire iron used to
pry into the doors. All evidence
was taken to the Franklin County
Sheriffs Office. Mr. Tarantino was
arrested and transported to the
Franklin County Jail. The truck
was also seized and taken to the
Franklin County Jail.


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Alzheimer's Alliance on Friday
June 10, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 1
p;m. in the Student Union East
Conference Center. ..
The purpose of the seminar is to
inform the public on how to ac-
cess community resources and
- raise personal and community
educational levels. Guest speak-
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feature Dr. Mentor, Dr. Shaffer,
Dr. Tabbaa, Jason White, Esq.,
Melinda Ross, Caregivers Panel,
A.G. Edwards, Professional Panel,
and representatives of Covenant
Hospice and Medicaid.
Vendor booths, door prizes and
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Disaster Supply Kit

Water-at-least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Food-at least enough for 3 to 7 days
* non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
* foods for infants or the elderly
* snack foods
* non-electric can opener
* cooking tools/fuel
* paper plates/plastic utensils
Blankets/Pillows, etc.
Clothing-seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs
Special Items-for babies and the elderly
Toiletries-hygiene items
Moisture wipes
Flashlight/Batteries
Radio-Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Cash-Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for ex-.
tended periods.
Keys
Toys, Books and Games
Important documents-in a waterproof container
* insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Se-
curity card, etc.
* document all valuables with videotape if possible
Tools-keep a set with you during the storm
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet Care Items
* proper identification/immunization records
* ample supply of food and water
* a carrier or cage
* medications
* muzzle and leash
www.floridadisaster. org
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
850-413-9900
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DRIVER LICENSE AND VEHICLE INSPECTION CHECKPOINTS

AUTHORIZATION


OUINCY DISTRI!
May 3, 2005


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Members in Troop H, Quincy district, are hereby authorized to conduct driver license/vehicle
in ipection checkpoints during daylight hours at the following locations(s):
DATE(S) LOCATIONS)
GADSDEN COUNTY
06-01-05-06-02.05 SR 10(US 90), SR 12, SR 65; SR 267, Fantana Trail
06.03-05 06-09-05 SR 269, CR 65, CR 157, CR 159, Fantana Trail
06.10-05 06-16-5 CR 161, CR 270, CR 270-A, CR 274, Fantana Trail
06 17-05 06-23-05 CR 268, Brickyard Road, Joe Adams Road, Selman Road, Fantana Trail
06.24-05 -6-30-05' R o10(S 90); SR 12, SR 65, SR 267, Fantana Trail


DATE(S) LOCATIONS(S)
LIBERTY COUNTY
06 01-05 06-02-05 SR 267, SR 12, Camel Lake Road, Myers Ann St., River Road, CR 67
06 03-05 06-09-05 SR 65, CR 67A, CR 379 (Hoecake Rd.), Joe Chason Rd., Turkey Creek Rd.
06 10-05-06-16-05 SR 67CR, CR 270 (MLK Rd.), CR 2224 (Blue Springs Rd.), Freeman Rd.
06 17-05 -06-23-05 SR 20, CR 1641 (Dempsey Barron Rd.), White Springs Rd., Pea Ridge Rd.
S0624-05-06-30.05 SR 267, SR 12, Camel Lake Road, Myers Ann St., River Road, CR 67


DATEiSi LOCATiONSiSi
WAKULLA COUNTY
06-01-05 -06-02-05 SR 30(US 98), SR 375, SR 61(US 319), SR 267, and Ca.erPosey Rdad.
06-03-5 06-09-05 SR 363, SR 369, SR 377, SR 372 CR 375
06.10-05 -06-16-05 SR 299, SR 385, CR 61, CR370, CR 373, Trice Lane
06-17-05 -06-23-05 CR 372, CR 372A, CR 372B, CR 373A, CR 365
06-24-05 06-30-05 SR 30(US 98), SR 375, SR 61(US 319), SR 267, and Cajer Posey Road.




DATE(S) LOCATIONS(S)
FRANKLIN COUNTY
o-0O;-05 -06-02-05 SR 30, SR 30A, SR.65
or -03-05 -06-09-05 SR 384, SR 67, SR 377
o -10-05-06-16-05 CR 370, CR 157, CR 59
Oe-17-05 06-235 CR 374, CR 30A SR 300 (Saint George Island Causeway).
o -24-05 06-30-05 SR 30, SR 30A, SR 65


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Pay The County Bills


ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
06/06/2005 ',10:
BANK VENDOR?


$713,460.86 of county money was gaveled approval at the beginning BAN,. .BAN ..
of the last County Commission meeting on June 6th. Here is the list BANK GENERA BANK ACCOUNT
from the County Finance Office. 017 TAYLOR'S EBUII
.03771 TED MOSTELLER


ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
06/06/2005 10:


BANK


Check Register


VENDOR


FRI
GL540R-V06;


CHECK# DATE


BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


001670
000214
002204
000255
002172
002281
000104
001000
000209
000320
001854
000194
001845
001915
001181
001731
001097
002193
002372
000869
000593
000540
002299
000613
002371
000643
002201
002289
000202
002346
002005
001259
000821
001921
.03770
001323
000832
002112
001206
..002284.
001830
000184
002311
002285
000140
001358
000635
001937


001851
000205
ANKLIN COt 001447
.60 PAGE 001269
000227
AMOUNT 001036
002215
002377
(tm 795^


ALLTEL 32569 06/07/05 987.90
AMERIGAS 32570 06/07/05 89.34
ANDERSON COLUMBIA CO INC 32571 06/07/05 1,388.75
APALACHEE CENTER, INC 32572 06/07/05, 2,033.33
APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE 32573 06/07/05 501.01
ARAMARK 32574 06/07/05 398.46
ARD'S FINA 32575 0607/05 2.00
BAKER AND TAYLOR 32576 06/07/05 301.71
BAY MEDICAL CENTER 32577 06/07/05 317.34
BCC ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND 32578 06/07/05 17,208.60
BIG BEND EQUIPMENT COMPA 32579 06/07/05 148.13
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD O 32580 06 07/05 68,949.10
BROWN/JAMES 32581 06/07/05 750.00
BUSINESS & LEGAL REPORTS 32582 06/07/05 205.98
CAROLINA SOFTWARE 32583 06/07/05 391.65
CCDW GOVERNMENT, INC. 32584 06/07/05 909.48
CHAMPION CHEVROLET 32585 06/07/05 64.81
SCHRISTOPHER GIAMETTA 32586 06/07/05 1,325.76
CINGULAR WIRELESS 32587 06/07/05 179.14
CITY OF CARRABELLE 32588 06/07/05 332.30
CLERK OPERATIONAL ACCOUN 32589 06/07/05 20,252.27
CLERKS TRUST ACCOUNT 32590 06/07/05 74.00
CLOVERLEAF CORPORATION 32591 06 07/05 521.06
COLLINS CONSTRUCTION 32592 06 07/05 569.53
CONTINENTAL RESEARCH COR 32593 06/07/05 229.00
CROOM'S INC 32594 06/07/05 1,119.16
DEPT URBAN & REGIONAL PL 32595 06/07/05 10,000.00
DOMBROWSKY/ALEXANDER 32596 06/07/05 897.50
EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER '32597 06/07/05 '924.74
ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES 32598 06/07/05 020,35
EMERGYSTAT INC 32599 06/07/05 10,500.00
FLEET SUPPLY 32600 06/07/05 881.29
FLORIDA ASSOC OF COUNTIES 32601 06/07/05 392.19
FLORIDA COMBINED LIFE IN 32602 06/07/05 6,777.69
FLORIDA LABOR LAW POSTER 32603 06/07/05 117.50
FR CO PUBLIC LIBRARY FUN 32604 06/07/05 223.77
FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC HEALTH 32605 06/07/05 46.00
FREIGHTLINER OF TAMPA LL 32606 06/07/05 89.34
FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN COUN 32607 06/07/0590360
--aG&N. PAINTING' -:^^ Z"--t:'^o
GANDER AUTO PARTS 32609 06/07/05 2,303.59
GIBBS/DORIS S. 32610 06/07/05 16,882.00
GIL MANUFACTURING INC 32611 06/07/05 16,900.00
GULF COAST AGGREGATES LL 32612 06/07/05 10,864.91
H & B INDUSTRIES, INC. 32613 06/07/05 243.59
HARBOR ELECTRIC SUPPLY, 32614 06/07/05 20.98
HARRIS,JR./JAMES A. 32615.06/07/05 35,252.00
HILL MANUFACTURING COMPA 32616 06/07/05 408.95


ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
06/06/2005 10:


BANK


VENDOR.


Check Register
CHECK# DATE


FRANKLIN
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE
E AMOUNT


BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


000395
000273
000143
001502
002145
002329
001891
002153
002271
000283
000211
001805
000913
000429
002235
001503
001600
000777
002063
002382
000149
000151
001495
002330
002348
001360.
002354
001101
000286
001321
002103
000439
002113
002194
001972
001489
000168
001985
001739
000217
000729
002029
000312
000132
001642
.001929
.03772
.03773


HOLLEY, INC.
HUNT INSURANCE GROUP
JACKSON AUTO PARTS & ACE
JACKSON-COOK
JERRY'S AUTO & INDUST. E
JOHNSON/MARCIA M.
JONES STUCCO & PLASTERING *
JONES/HARRISON
JUDITH RUNDEL
KELLEY FUNERAL HOME
KETCHUM, WOOD & BURGERT
KING'S PLUMBING
KIRK'S ICE
LEITZ & REED OFFICE PROD
LEPRECHAUN ENTERPRISES L
LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS
LOCKLEY JR/NOAH
MAHAN JR./WILLIAM T.
MEDIACOM
METEORLOGIX
MILLER MARINE, INC.
MILLER WELDING SUPPLY
MINOLTA CORPORATION
MOCK/MIKE
MORBARK INC
MUNICIPAL SUPPLY & SIGN
NASHTECH INC
NE-RO TIRE & BRAKE SVC,
OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTO
POLORONIS CONSTRUCTION
POUNCEY/PAULA
PREBLE-RISH, INC.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES -
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA,
QUALITY WATER SUPPLY
QUILL CORPORATION
RING POWER CORPORATION
SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY
SANDERS/CHERYL
SCOTT/WILLIAM E.
SHULER/THOMAS M.
SIGN DE-SIGN
SPEARS SMALL ENGINES & T
SPIRIT SERVICES COMPANY
ST.JOE RENT-ALL, INC.
STANDARD INSURANCE COMPA
TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE
TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE


32617
32618
32619
32620
32621
32622
32623
32624
32625
32626
32627
32628
32629
32630
32631
32632
32633
32634
32635
32636
32637
32638
32639
32640
32641
32642
32643
32644
32645
32646
32647
32648
32649
32650
32651
32652
32653
32654
32655
32656
32657
32658
32659
32660
32661
32662
32663
32664


06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06 07/05
06 07 05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06 /0705
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06 07/05
06 07/05
06 07/05
06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07 05
06/07 05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05
06/07/05


115.00
1,079.73
1.58
76.24
195.00
23,583.00
6,666.67
4,833.00
279.20
735.00
325.00
370.00
196.80
3,174.09
3,300.00
1,951.30
391.00
259.55
20.70
530.00
54.44
59.85
35.28
350,898.00
2,924.87
69.00
97.50
2,130.82
1,702.14
3,600,.00
180.00
21,579.28
112.90
3,965.44
165.08
483.82
90.32
3.00
391.00
391.00
4,259.20
132.00
620.91
869.98
6,908.74
543.00
834.00
459.00


001993
000179


Real Estate

LAKE LOT SALES. Fishing, hunting, golfing, boat-
ing all here! Recreational area hidden in the country
of NE Georgia. Visit today:
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(706)201-5699.

ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS Gated Commu-
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Riverwalk. NEW PHASE JUST STARTED!
www bearriverlodge net (866)411-5263.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89.900.
Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine
shoreline, spectacular views. Across from national
forest on 35,000 acre recreational lake in East Tenn.
Paved roads, underground utilities, central water,
sewer, Excellent financing. Call now (800)704-3145
ext 617, Sunset Bay, LLC.

5 minutes to Greenbrler Resort MTN LAND BAR-
GAINS 20 Acres & Up www liveinwv corn
(877)777-4837.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes, Cabins. Acreage investmentsts.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www cherokeemountainrealty corn Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Helena Montana 4.7 Acres
:$79,990. Ride out your backdoor to millions of acres of
national forest! Awesome lake & mountain views, close to
Canyon Ferry Lake. minutes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities,
ready to build on. Call owner (888)770-2240.

East Alabama Mountain Property For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont. AL Great for enjoyment or invest-
ment 15-acres-$54,250.00 512-acres-$1.485.000.00 More
information Call Gary McCurdy (526)239-8001.

FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA 75 acre estate featuring 3760
sq. ft. manor home wl dramatic views of Blue Ridge. Guest
cabin, barns, garages, streams and pond. 15 minutes from
Interstate 81. $1,250.000. Bill Gearhart, Anne Lee Stevens.
Coldwell Banker Townside. (540)989-3311.

640 Acres Tallahassee Florida. Abundant wildlife sur-
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sites. $3.9m. (850)576-5271 or (850)566-4325 cell. Owner
financing available.

SCOASTALGEORGIA-Wateraccessmarshfronthomesites.
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Grand Opening! Lakefront Acreage from $69,900. Spec-
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'cleanest mountain lakes in America! Large, estate-size par-
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RVs/Campers

2, '2ni5 MODEL CLEARANCE SALE- June 2nd-5th
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FRANKLIN COUNTY
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE 3


HECK# DATE


32665 06/07-05
32666 06/07/05
32667 06/07/05
32668 06/07/05
32669 06/07/05
32670 06/07/05
32671 06/07/05
32672 06/07/05
32673 06/07/05
32674 06/07/05
S32675 06/07/05
32677 06/07/05
*":... -32677 06/07/05


GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


ACS GOViT FINANCIAL SYSTEM
06/06/2005 10:45:06

FUND RECAP:
FUND DESCRIPTION

001. GENERAL FUND
120 FINE AND FORFEITURE
S137 FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC LIBRARY
140 ROAD AND BRIDGE
141 LOGT ROAD PAVING
142 MOSQUITO CONTROL
150 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZTN CDBG
162 L. P. COUNTY E. M. S. GRANT
170 AIRPORT FUND
180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
201 GEORGE E WEEMS HOSPITAL FUND
TOTAL ALL FUNDS


BANK RECAP:
BANK NAME
---- ----------------------------
BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
TOTAL ALL BANKS


AMOUNT


658.38
166.37
271.00
1,065.00
.831.84
1,652.00
9,400i.00
295.45
998.10
225.00.
810.12
173.12
371.25
713,460.86 ***


Check Register


DISBURSEMENTS

20'9,060.25
396,607.99
4,634.85
25,366..63
21,579.28
18,008.08
90.00
1,504.00
486.11
25,623.67
10,500.00
713,460.86


DISBURSEMENTS

713,460.86
713,460.86


Correctional Officer Courses

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The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College will offer a full-time
Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards course at the North Bay
Center in Southport, beginning
Thursday, August 11, 2005.

The course will meet five days a
week, eight hours a day through
November. A part-time option is
also available, five mornings a
week, four hours per morning, for
those who find a part-time sched-
ule necessary. Scholarships are
available for those who meet eli-
gibility requirements.


Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards is required in order to be
eligible for the Florida Certifica-
tion Examination for Correctional
Officers. The current annual
starting salary for correctional
officers is $29,612, plus competi-
tive benefits.

The course requires advance ap-
plication and basic ability testing.
For additional information, call
Lorne Brooks or Jackie Vaughn
at the North Bay Center at (850)
747-3233, Monday through Fri-
day, from~8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST).


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Benjamin Franklin, The

Musician
Although generally considered our country's most personable found-
ing father, many are nevertheless surprised to learn that Franklin
had a fond and lasting interest in music. He not only taught himself
to play several instruments, he also invented a popular musical in-
strument and wrote ballads.
Franklin's fondness for music was apparent at the age of seven, when,
having received some money, he purchased a toy whistle, a flute-like
instrument. Unfortunately, Josiah Franklin, Benjamin's stern Puri-
tan father, chastised his son for paying too much for the whistle.
Whether young Benjamin went on to learn how to play the whistle is
unknown. However, based upon comments made by his associates, it
is apparent that he was an accomplished amateur musician, ac-
quainted with the history, theory and harmony of music. Through
his studies he was able to aptly critique a musical composition hav-
ing been written by his older brother, Peter. In a letter written from
England he tells his brother, "If you had given it to some country girl in
Massachusets (sic), who has never heard any other than psalm tunes,
but has a naturally good ear, she might more probably have made a
pleasing popular tune for you, than any of our masters here."
Franklin went on to write: 'The reigning taste (in music) seems to be
quite out of nature, or rather the reverse of nature." Franklin was ob-
jecting to the way Baroque composers of that era were setting words
to music in what he perceived to be dysfunctional context. He strongly
opposed their needlessly repeating of words, implying that European
musicians always made one sing twice what one could sing once.
Franklin also informed his brother that singers were lazy about con-
sonants, implying that their singing wasn't about words and mean-
ing, but only about flaunting their vocal talents.
Franklin was fond of playing the viola da Gamba, a Welsh harp, a
harpsichord, and a set of tuned bells that helped him tune his harp-
sichord. Perhaps his adoration for music, along with his ability to
play several instruments, prompted him to invent the glass armonica.
Although looked upon as a "witch's instrument" in colonial America,
it was popular in England and throughout Europe. Noted composers
who wrote music specifically for the glass armonica included Mozart,
Beethoven, Strauss, Donizetti and Saint-Saens.


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So acute was Franklin's interest in music, that when plans were drawn
for his and his wife's home they set aside a large room on the third
floor as a music room. Called the "blue room," he and daughter Sally
often entertained guests in the room, he playing his glass armonica,
and Sally playing the harpsichord,,,
Benjamin also enjoyed writing lyrics, especially for Scottish ballads.
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Franklin thought were worth emulating.
Many years later, at the age of 70, Franklin, was sent to Paris to gain
French support in the new nation's fight for independence. He brought
along his glass armonica and often played it for guests at his Passy
residence. He appeared wigless, showing his high balding forehead.
Thus, his plain attire and simple character-building tuneful music,
along with his wigless receding hairline in a wig-wearing society, sym-
bolized the new nation's independence that Franklin and others were
attempting to achieve.
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Publisher's Note: The following list of Affordable Housing Programs was constructed beginning in
November 2004. Given the pressing nature of this subject, and the absolute need for information
regarding housing in the area, the Chronicle is publishing the list in order to facilitate the flow of
information on these programs.



Summary of Federal, State and Local Affordable Housing Programs

FEDERALLY ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS

U.S. Department of Housina and Urban Development (HUD)
Section 202 Offers interest-free capital advances to nonprofit sponsors to finance development of
supportive elder rental housing; generally serves 0 to 50 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding:
$5.2 million.
Section 236 Provides a subsidy to reduce mortgage interest payments to provide rental housing for
0 to 80 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding: $10.8 million to support existing units.
Section 811 Provides interest-free capital advances to nonprofit organizations for the development
of rental housing for very low-income adults with disabilities; generally serves 0 to 30 percent AMI
disabled households. 2002 Funding: $1.2 million.
Project Based Section 8 Provides rental subsidies directly to property owners for particular units for a
contractually determined period of time; used in concert with Section 202, 236 and 811 programs.
2002 Funding: $541.9 million.
Project Rental Assistance Contract.(PRAC) Provides funds to cover the difference between
operating costs for newer Section 202 and 811 properties and the tenants' contribution towards
rent; takes place of older project-based Section 8. 2002 Funding: $16.2 million.
Public Housing HUD initially funded full construction and operation of new public housing units, but
currently funds only operating, maintenance and improvements costs of existing units; units are
owned and managed by Public Housing Authorities; primarily serves 0-30 percent AMI households
today. 2002 Funding: $141 million to support existing units.
HOPE VI Provides revitalization and/or demolition grants to aid in rehab or elimination of severely
distressed public housing; promotes mixed income communities. 2002 Funding: $57.1 million.
a Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Provides rental assistance for families to lease units in the
private market; the tenant pays 30 percent of the his/her income and the voucher pays the
landlord the difference up to a "Fair Market Rent" established by HUD; most tenants are in the 0-30
percent AMI range. 2002 Funding: $410 million mainly to support existing vouchers.
Shelter Plus Care Provides rental assistance for permanent housing linked with supportive services
for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities, such as mental illness, chronic drug and/or
alcohol problems or those having AIDS, and their families generally serves 0-30 percent AMI
households. 2002 Funding: $4 million.
Single Room Occupancy HUD enters into ten year contracts with public agencies/nonprofits to
fund moderate rehabilitation of rental properties that provide multiple single room dwelling units
targeted to homeless people. 2002 Funding: None.
Supportive Housing Program Designed to develop supportive housing and services that allow
homeless people to live independently; the focus is on people with disabilities. 2002 Funding: $36.8
million.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance FHA provides mortgage insurance
through a number of programs, including its centerpiece program, Section 203 (b), and Title I
which supports manufactured home purchases.

U.S. Department of Acriculture Rural Development (RD)
Section 515 Competitive loans awarded to developers to provide affordable multifamily rental
housing for families, elders and people with disabilities; typically serves 0 to 30 percent AMI
households. 2002 Funding: $4.5 million.
Section 521 Provides rental assistance to ensure that qualified elderly, disabled, and low-income
residents of multifamily housing complexes financed by RD pay no more than 30 percent of their
income for rent; designed to serve 0 to 50 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding: $31.3 million.
Section 514/516 Provides loans to buy, build, improve or repair housing for farmworkers, and may
also be used to construct day care facilities or community rooms, purchase household furnishings
and pay construction loan interest; generally serves 0 to 30 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding:
$3.8 million.

Section 502 Direct Loan Program Provides home loans to households for the purchase of an existing
home or for new home construction; no down payment required; typically serves households
below 80 percent AMI., 2002 Funding: Unknown.
Section 502 Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program Funds may be used to build, repair,
renovate or relocate a home, or purchase and prepare sites including providing water and
sewage facilities in rural areas; serves applicants up to 1.15 percent AMI without adequate housing.
but with adequate credit. 2002 Funding: Unknown.
Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program Combines with the Section 502 Direct Loan Program
to allow future homeowners to work on homes themselves, lowering the cost of these homes;
generally serves 0 to 80 percent AMI households. 2002 FOnding: Unknown.


STATE ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS

Florida Housina Finance Corporation
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (competitive 9% and non-competitive 4%).- Provides a
dollar-for-dollar tax credit over 10 years against federal tax liability in exchange for the acquisition
and substantial rehabilitation or new construction of affordable rental housing units; federal
requirements are less restrictive; but Florida's program is competitive enough that all units serve no
more than 60 percent of AMI, with some units set aside at lower AMIs. 2002 Funding: combined
total of $55.2 million in 9% and 4% tax credits, which upon award to developers are sold for about
80 90% percent of their future value to generate more than $460 million in investor equity for
affordable housing.
HOME Rental Provides competitive, non-amortized, zero or low interest loans to developers for
acquisition and/or new construction or rehabilitation of rental housing; targets small developments
in rural areas; targets 20 percent bf units at 50 percent of AMI, with balance no higher than 60
percent of AMI. 2002 Funding: $23.6 million. .
Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds Both taxable and tax-exempt bonds are issued to provide
below market-rate loans for rental housing; federal requirements are less restrictive, but Florida's
program is competitive enough that all units serve no more than 60 percent of AMI. 2002 Funding:
$437.6 million
State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) Provides low-interest loans on a competitive basis to
affordable housing developers to bridge the gap between the development's primary financing
and the total cost of the development; special targeting to homeless people, farmworkers and
elders; while the state statute is less restrictive, Florida's program is competitive enough that all units
serve no more than 60 percent of AMI, with a minimum of 20-40 percent of units set aside for those
at 50 percent of AMI and lower. 2002 Funding: $80.8 million from the State Housing Trust Fund.
Elderly Home Community Loan Program Uses a portion of SAIL Program funds to make small loans
for life safety repairs to multifamily properties serving low income elders. 2002 Funding: $200,000
from the State Housing Trust Fund.
Affordable Housing Guarantee Program A credit enhancement program that lowers the overall
cost of borrowing capital for the construction and rehab of multifamily rental housing by
guaranteeing the payment of mortgages that secure multifamily mortgage revenue bonds;
partners with the HUD Risk Sharing program in some cases, allowing each program to assume 50
percent of the risk of the mortgage. 2002 Funding: $3.8 million provided through the State Housing
Trust Fund for debt service coverage.
First Time Homebuyer Program Uses proceeds from the sale of both taxable and non-taxable
mortgage revenue bonds to finance low interest rate mortgage loans for eligible first-time
homebuyers; HOME and Housing Assistance Program (HAP) funds are used in conjunction to
provide downpayment assistance; targets households up to 120 percent of AMI, depending on
the program and area of the state where the homebuyer resides. 2002 FUnding: $52.8 million from
the sale of Bonds, $18.8 million in HOME funds, and $1.7 million in HAP funds.
Homeownership Loan Program Uses HOME and HAP funds to provide eligible developers with loans
to assist with the construction or rehabilitation of homes for homeownership; serves a required
range of AMIs depending on the program. 2002 Funding: $5.4 million.

Predevelopment Loan Program Assists nonprofits and others with planning and financing
redevelopment costs for homeownership or rental housing through loans and technical
assistance; generally serves households up to 80 percent of AMI. 2002 Funding: $1.6 million from
the State Housing Trust Fund.

Florida Department of Children and Families
Homeless Housing Assistance Grant A grant program that assists in the construction of new housing
or repair of existing permanent or transitional housing for homeless people. 2002 Funding: $5 million
from the Local Government Housing Trust Fund. .;,


Florida Department of Community Affairs
SCommunity Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program Provides funding.primarily to
rural areas with 20 percent of CDBG funding going primarily to homeownership and rehab of
existing housing; targets up to 120 percent AMI. 2002 Funding: Affordable housing portion of CDBG
at $5.6 million.


Local HOME Investment Partnerships Program Provides formula grants to entitlement communities
to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or
homeownership; serves up to 80 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding: $13 million.
Local Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Provides eligible cities and counties
with annual formula grants for use in revitalizirtg neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing
and economic opportunities and/or improving community facilities and services; housing funds are
primarily used to benefit home buyers and current home owners; serves up to 120 percent AMI
households. 2002 Funding: $180.8 million (only a portion of those funds used for affordable
housing).

Note: Only those programs that fund permanent housing are summarized here. Programs that provide
very small amounts of funding for weatherization or emergency repair are not included. Dollar
amounts, when known, are for funding in Florida.



Beach Water Sampling, Franklin County


Franklin County

Sample Locations


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Sample Location Enterococcus F
Location Fecal
Point Click on a Location Name to review sampling history. Enterococcus Geometric Coliform
(SP), Entries indicate resampling events. Mean

1 SAINT GEORGE ISLAND 111T1 S'T W Poor Good Good

2 SAINT GEOIRG;E ISLAND :FRANKLIN B.LVD Poor Good Good
3 SAINT GEORGE ISLAND.I 1THSTE Poor Good Good

4 CARRABELLE BEACH Poor Poor Good

5 ALLIGATOR POINT Moderate Pbor Good


GOOD

0-35 Enterococcus sp per 100
ml of marine water
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Enterococcus sp Geometric
Mean


Enterococcus Results Descriptiori

MODERATE

105
36-104 Enterococcus sp per p
100 ml of marine water
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POOR*


5 or greater Enterococcus sp
er 100 ml of marine water
36 and over CFU/100 mL
enterococcus sp Geometric
Mean ,


Fecal Coliform Results Description


GOOD

0-199 fecal coliform organisms
per 100 ml of marine water


MODERATE
200-399 fecal coliform
organisms per 100 ml of
marine water


POOR*
400 or greater fecal coliform
organisms per 100 ml of
marine water


*A Poor rating may result in a resampling event to confirm poor conditions, otherwise a Health
Advisory or Warning will be issued immediately. These indicate that contact with the water at
this site may pose increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for susceptible individuals. A
Reading of NR means "No Result." This could indicate that no sample was taken at this point
because of weather or other factors, or that an analysis result was not obtained from the
laboratory.


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SAMPLE LOCATIONS


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Location
Sample Click on a Location Enterococcus Fecal Advisory /
Point Nam toreview Enterococcus Geometric orm warning
sampling history. Coliform
(SP) Entries indicate Mean Issued
resampling events.
1 MASH'S ISLAND Moderate Poor Good Yes
2 |SHELL POINT Poor Poor Moderate Yes


Enterococcus Results Description


LOCALLY ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS


* State Housing initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Provides funds on a per capital basis from the Local
Government Housing Trust Fund.for implementation of local affordable housing programs to all 67
counties and 48 cities; generally used for homeownership; serves up to 120 percent AMI
households. 2002 Funding: Local governments were allocated $163.4 million.
* Local Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds Bonds are issued by local governments to finance low-
interest-rate mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers and to developers of affordable rental
housing; serves up to 115 percent AMI households. 2002 Funding: $270 million for rental housing;
unknown for homeownership.


GOOD
0-35 Enterococcus sp per 100
ml of marine water
0-35 CFU/100 mL
Enterococcus sp Geometric
Mean


GOOD


MODERATE

36-104 Enterococcus sp per
100 ml of marine water


Fecal Coliform Results Description
MODERATE


POOR*
105 or greater Enterococcus sp
per 100 ml of marine water
36 and over CFU/100 mL
Enterococcus sp Geometric
Mean


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0-199 fecal coliform organisms organisms per 100 ml of organisms'per 100 ml of
per 100 ml of marine water marine water marine water
*A Poor rating may result In a resampling event to confirm poor conditions, otherwise a Health
Advisory or Warning will be issued Immediately. These Indicate that contact with the water at
this site may pose increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for susceptible Individuals. A
reading of NR means "No Result." This could indicate that no sample was taken at this point
because of weather or other factors, or that an analysis result was not obtained from the
laboratory.


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