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Chronicle

Volume 16, Number 9 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER April 27 May 10, 2007





Porthaven:



The New Eastpoint


BY RICHARD E. NOBLE
Alan Pierce introduces the
proclamation to be debated
before the milling crowd at the
Courthouse Annex on April 17,
2007. The proposition centers
about a new Multi-use Utopian
development that could be the
biggest thing to ever happen to
the community of Eastpoint. The
crowd on hand was one the
largest ever. Seats were added to
the Annex and people filled the
hall and tumbled out into the
street.
Alan Pierce
"Item #4 is a project that is a pro-
posed Comp Plan change to
allow a change in the develop-
ment pattern specifically for the
Eastpoint Urban Service Area
(USA). And the project, you are
all familiar with, probably by its
spokespeople Bruce Millender is
here as agent (for the develop-
ment-Porthaven) and then Dirk
VanVeen is also here as a consult-
ant on the project. They have a
presentation to make. I will say
before they make that presenta-
tion that this is a 31 acre parcel of
land that would be beneficiary ...
of this Comp Plan change. In
order for that project to move for-
ward it has to have a Comp Plan
change first because without a
Comp Plan change their type
development would not fit our
existing rules. The significant
thing about the Comp Plan
change that they are proposing is
that while we allow, currently,
mixed use developments in


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Porthaven Town Plaza
Franklin County-in Eastpoint
we allow up to 15 units an acre.
We do not currently allow up to
15 units an acre of residential
development in a mixed use
development. Right now the cap
in mixed use development is 4.3
units an acre. So in their case,
with 31 acres of land under the
current rules at 4.3 units an acre
you could have some 144 units on


that parcel. (In) Their planned
development that they will pres-
ent-they would like to see more
than that. Their proposal is up to
11.3 units an acre ... We need to
have a Comp Plan change to
allow that higher density-if that
is the will of the County
Commission. So that's what this
... is about. It is about changing
the density in the Urban Use


Brown Elementary





On Friday, April 20th Brown Elementary School had a special day fo
the children put together by teacher, Beverly Parish, to educate the chil


dren about animals. iney were taught now to take care or animals,
being kind to people and taking care of the environment. In the morn-
ing the children saw a demonstration with seeing eye dogs and the
police K-9 dogs. Then in the afternoon there was a petting zoo for the
children with exotic animals brought by Mr. & Mrs. Ake from
Wewahitchka and farm animals brought by Gene Huckeba from GGG
Farms. There was also a pet judging contest where the parents brought
in the pets for participation. The judge was Kam Marxsen from the
Humane Society. In addition, there was face painting, hair streaking
and animal balloons. Children, adults and animals all had a great day!


Area."
Mr. Pierce explained that in 1990
Eastpoint wvts given the designa-
tion of Urban Service Area
(USA) to encotlrage development
that most felt was passing
Eastpoint by. Carrabelle, St.
George and Apalachicola were
Continued on Page 4


The Fry-Conter House, built circa 1845, is home to the
Apalachicola Museum of Art.


Apalachicola
Tour Of
Historic
Homes

Saturday, May 5, 2007;
1:00 5:00p.m.
The 15th annual Apalachicola
Historic Homes Tour will take
place on Saturday, May 5th, from
1:00 5:00 p.m.(est). Sponsored
by Trinity Episcopal Church, the
tour will showcase 14 historic
homes this year. In addition to
private homes, visitors
may also visit the 1838
Orman House Museum, h 'r
the John Gorrie Museum,
the newly restored
Apalachicola Museum of |
Art in the Fry-Conter
house, and our lovely his-
toric inns and churches.
New to this year's tour is
the Fry-Conter house. A
wonderful example of
Greek Revival architec-
ture, the home was built
circa 1845 by Daniel Fry,
an illustrious riverboat -
captain. It has witnessed
much of the history of
the town's once burgeon-
ing River trade. It now is
the location of the
Apalachicola Museum of |
Art, which will be show-
ing works by Artist
Limited, a group of
women painters from the The
Tallahassee area. Hous
Tour sites are centrally
located in Apalachicola's
Historic District-an easy walk,
bike ride or drive to every site on
the tour. Local art galleries, bou-
tiques, antique shops and restau-
rants will be open all day for
those who want to enjoy more of
this unique seaport town.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and
$15.00 the day of the event.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.


(est) at Trinity Episcopal Church,
located on the corner of US
Highway 98 and 6th Street in
Apalachicola. A delicious lunch
will be served from 11:30 a.m. in
Benedict Hall, adjacent to the
church. The cost for the lunch is
$8.00.
Proceeds benefit the preservation-
and restoration fund for historic
Trinity Episcopal Church, one of
Florida's oldest churches.
Constructed in 1838 in upper
state New York, the structure was
floated in sections by schooner
around the Florida keys to
Apalachicola where it was put


front door to the Fry-Conter
e.

together with wooden pegs. The
church will be open for visitors
throughout the day.
Apalachicola is 80 miles south-
west of Tallahassee and 60 miles
east of Panama City on US Hwy
98. For additional information
call the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce at (850)
653-9419 or Trinity Church at
(850) 653-9550.


17th Annual Carrabelle

Riverfront Festival
The 17th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held on Marine
Street along the beautiful Carrabelle Riverwalk on April 28th and 29th.
Featured this year will be an expanded children's area, high-lighted by
the magic of COO COO the Clown, the exotics of the Big Bend Bird
Club, a "pirate's treasure hunt," and children's authors. Special for
Saturday only are both a return appearance of the fun-filled Pet Parade,
led by the Franklin County K-9 unit, and the new Fishy Fashion Show
where maritime models will show off outrageous nautical-themed out-
fits made from found & recycled materials. Plus, the Tallahassee
Museum will return with their interactive live animal shows.
The Sunny Jim Band
Back by popular demand, Sunny Jim and his band will be playing at the
Festival again this year. With his "life in the laid back lane" attitude
and island style, he is a favorite for Parrot Head enthusiasts across the
U.S. Some of his current venues include Margaritaville Cafes, Grand
Cayman Island and Margaritaville Radio.
Sandsational Sand Sculptors
For the third year in a row, the talented group of artists from
Melbourne, FL called "Sandsational" will be demonstrating a seldom
seen art form that will impress young and old alike. Using a huge block
of wet sand, they will create unique sand sculptures based on our river-
front theme. We will also provide an area where children can join in
the fun by creating their own sand masterpieces.
Percussion Petting Zoo
New for 2007, Steve Gryb, "The Pied Piper of Percussion," will both
entertain and instruct with his vast array of unique musical instru-
ments. This stimulating, hands-on exhibit will fascinate festival-goers
of all ages.
Vendors
This year's line-up of vendors promises to bring us the beautiful, color-
ful, fun, unique and awe-inspiring in arts and crafts. Food booths will
feature the ever-popular local seafood, as well as traditional "fair foods"
and more gourmet items from other locales. Service organizations will
round out what we anticipate to be the best Carrabelle Riverfront
Festival yet!
Free Admission
This event is sponsored in part by the Franklin County Tourist
Development Council and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. For
more information, call the Chamber at 850-697-2585 or check out there
website www.carrabelle.org.


Students interact with animals as a parent looks on.


On left, Lenny with his pet ferrett and on right, Debbie with
her cat, Fraya ready for judging.


Apalachicola Antique

& Classic Boat Show
Apalachicola will host the 9th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic
Boat Show Saturday, April 28, 2007. Antique boats, examples of clas-
sic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum.
classics will all be on display. This festival emphasizes the maritime his-
tory of our picturesque coastal town. Special highlights include authen-
tic oyster boats, workboats, home-built boats by skilled craftsmen,
antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles.
Activities include model boat building for the kids and educational
booths. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will
have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, plus
the Department of State, Division of Underwater Archaeology will
have a booth with information on area underwater wrecks and sites.
Senior Archaeologist and.researcher Kevin Porter will be on hand to
give presentations on the 50 foot pack canoe discovered in the
Apalachicola River last year. Built circa mid-1800s, this tow boat is
believed to have carried trade goods up and down the river.
At 6:00 p.m. a dinner and a lecture by Dr. Michael Grace will be held
at the Grill. So Excellent a Fishe: Canoes and Canoeing, 1850-1950.
The lecture will give an overview of the major transitions in the evolu-
tion of canoes and the sport of canoeing over the 100 year period form
1850-1950. Michael will weave functional elegance and design of these
small wooden boats. Reservations required for dinner and evening lec-
ture. For information please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at
info@bapalachicolabay. org.


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Student learning and having fun with the animals in the pet-
ting zoo at Brown Elementary.


Teacher instructs students on "pet handling" before they
enter the petting zoo.


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Page 2 27 April 2007


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

April 17, 2007
BY RICHARD E. NOBLE

Public Hearings

Item 1
A Small Scale Land Use Change
as provided in F.S. 420.6 15,
which allows a density bonus
associated with the donation of
land for affordable housing.
Property being considered is
approximately 799 acres in
Sections 4, 32, and 33, Township
8 South, Range 8 West, west of
Apalachicola, Franklin County,
Florida, to be changed from
Agricultural to Residential. This
was approved by the Board.

Item 2
An Ordinance Rezoning 799
acres in Sections 4, 32 and 33,
Township 8 South, Range 8 West,
west of Apalachicola, Franklin
County, Florida, to be changed
from A-2 Agricultural to R-l
Single Family Residential, R-1A
Single Family Residential
Subdivision and R-3 Single
Family Estate Residential.
Item 1 and 2 concerned a land
use change due to a donation of
land to the County from the land
owner for the Affordable
Housing Land Trust. In return
for the 30 acre donation the land
owner was granted 90 extra units
that could be constructed on his
799 acres. This was approved by
the Board.

Item 3
Amending Policy 2.2 of the
Future Land Use Element to
change the intensity of develop-
ment within the commercial area
of St. George Island. The specific
change proposed is, "The intensi-
ty standard for commercial land
shall be a floor-to-area ratio
(FAR) of not more than 0.50. On
St. George Island the floor-to-
area ratio shall not exceed 1.0,
except in Block 6 East where the
floor-to-area ratio shall not
excqed 2-0, as long as the follow-
ing four criteria are met: (1) at
least 33% of the floor area will be
strictly commercial space. (2)
This 2.0 floor-to-area ratio shall
not be applied to waterfront prop-
erty. (3) The advanced waste-
water treatment plant to serve the
development will be constructed
above the Category 4 storm surge
elevation, and (4) all storm water
must be contained and treated on
site.
This was another request to
amend the Comp Plan. This.
request was for a particular one
block area within the non-water-
front commercial district on the
Island. It doubled the floor to
area ratio that is allowed on St.
George Island for this one block
with agreed restrictions and guar-
antees. This involved 34 lots and
was suggested to be in agreement
with the desire to build more
commercial businesses as oppos-
ed to the skinni-mini type devel-
opment that has prevailed in the
past. This request received a cou-
ple of questions from listeners
but no objections. The Board was
in favor and this request was
approved.

Item 4
Amending Policy 8.8 of the
Future Land Use Element to
change the intensity of develop-
ment within the Eastpoint Urban
Service Area. The specific change
proposed is,
"Within the Eastpoint USA den-
sities as high as 15 units per acre
and urban scale of commercial
use shall be allowed so long as the
property has adequate access to
hurricane evacuation routes, and
is sited on property with the
appropriate soil types, topogra-
phy, and drainage such that the
development does not impact the
Apalachicola Bay. Development
shall also have to be served by
paved roads. Within those areas
of Eastpoint USA allowed to
have densities as high as 15 units ,
per acre and urban scale of com-
mercial use, a mixed-use Planned
Unit Development (PUD) may
be approved. Such PUDs would
be subject to the following: (1)
The mixed-use development shall
not exceed 15 units per acre. (2)
The ratio of non-residential space
to residential units shall be not
less than 100 square feet of non-
residential space per one residen-
tial unit and not more than 800
square feet of non-residential


space per one residential unit. (3)
Floor-to- Area (FAR) shall not
exceed 1.0. (4) Policy 8.7
notwithstanding open space
requirements shall not be less
than 20%. (5) The amount of
PUD space within Eastpoint
USA as a whole which may be
developed in this manner shall be
subject to the provisions for high
density areas in Eastpoint USA
named in Policy 8.10.
Amending Policy 8.10 of the
Future Land Use Element to
limit the amount of land in the
Eastpoint Urban Service Area
designated high density. The spe-
cific change proposed is, "The
County shall limit land designat-


ed high density in the Eastpoint
USA to-no more than -1-0 3% of
the area outside of the Coastal
High Hazard Zone."
This was approved with changes.
See article on Porthaven Project
in Eastpoint in this issue.

Item 5
Proposed Amendment to Future
Land Use Map: Change 86 acres
on Crooked River Road in
Section 6, Township 7 South,
Range 3 West, from Public
Facilities to Mixed Use
Residential.
This land is west of the St. James
golf course and involves the con-
struction of a nursing home and
an assisted living facility. It is
going to involve a mix of residen-
tial styles with limited commer-
cial possibilities. It is on the
Crooked River Road but not on
the river. This was the old Camp
Gordon Johnston site. They are
contemplating a nursing home,
an adjacent assisted living facility
and a residential component-a.
workforce housing type compo-
nent. This could be a combina-
tion of apartments, town-homes
and cottages. There was one
warning by a member of the
audience that maybe a door was
being open too soon-approving
things before they actually hap-
pened or were applied for. Mr.
Crofton explained that in some
cases this would be advisable
before people started projects and
then had them denied. He sug-
gested that the Board was doing
this in order to assist ahd help.
people on the road to building
successfully in Franklin County
and not to open any doors prema-
turely. The Board approved.

Item 6
Proposed Amendment to Future
Land Use Map: Change 45.51
acres north of Carrabelle in
Section 8, Township 7 South,
Range 4 West, from Agricultural
to Residential.
This land in Carrabelle was previ-
ously owned by Mr. Meeks and is
now owned by a Mr. Johnson.
Gene Langston spoke to the
request for the owner. This was
the original Alligator Farm. It
involved wetlands. There was dis-
cussion among the Board mem-
bers and questions asked of Mr.
Langston but the end result was
that there were no objections.
The Board then approved the
request.

Item 7
Proposed Amendment to Future
Land Use Map: Change 15.32
acres on Mill Road in Section 13
and 14, Township 7 South, Range
5 West, from Agricultural to
Residential ...
Dan Garlick was asked some
questions but there were no
objections to this request and the
Board approved.

Item 8
Review of proposed Housing
Element Objectives and Policies.
This request had to do with the
structure and authority of the
proposed Housing Authority or
advisory commission or board.
One question was whether the
Board would be a final authority
or an advisory committee that
could possibly work in coopera-
tion with the Land Trust group. It
was determined that this needed
to be discussed at greater length.
The public hearing was contin-
ued until May 1st. at 11 a.m.

Bid Openings-Courthouse
Renovations
There were no bids. It seems that
there were no contractors willing
to take the risk because of all of
the unforeseen problems' that
could arise in'the renovation of a
building as old as the courthouse.
It was suggested that they offer'
the job under a Construction
Management at Risk type con-
tract. This would allow the con-
tractor some leeway and the
County could negotiate the price.
Marcia Johnson then expressed
the concern that there was no
additional money for this project.
There seemed to be an additional
problem with a judge or court
administrator who had mandated
changes to the courtroom and
other facilities. Marcia Johnson
then suggested that all the money
that had been allocated for this
project would be diverted to the
mandates and would not go
toward what the original grant
was intend in the first place--
additional office space for the
various departments.
A motion was made to table this
concern until the next meeting.
And in the interim have the Clerk
of Courts along with the County
Attorney and Alan Pierce get
together with the judge and court
administrator and others con-


cerned with this project and see if
some compromises could be
made.

Doris Pendleton-Property
Appraiser
Ms. Pendleton needed an ordi-
nance to incorporate Governor
Christ's new Homestead Exemp-
tion for seniors over 65 years of
age. The new law would grant an
additional $25,000 exemption to
low income seniors-total house-
hold income under $22,000.
A motion was made to approve
Ms. Pendleton's request. The
motion was approved unani-
mously. This must advertised and
a public hearing must be conduct-
ed. This will be dealt with at the


second meeting in May which
will be at 5 p.m. on the 15th.

Report to the Board of
County Commissioners
From the Planning & Zoning
Commission
April 10, 2007
The Planning and Zoning
Commission met on Tuesday,
April 10, 2007 with the following
recommendations:
CRITICAL SHORELINE APP-
LICATIONS
1 Approve (unanimous)
Consideration of a request to
construct a Single Family Private
Dock on Lots 6 & 7, 4406 St.
Teresa Avenue, St. Teresa,
Franklin County, Florida. This
application meets all state and
local requirements. Request sub-
mitted by Frank Bickerstaff,
applicant. This was approved.
2 Approve (unanimous)
Consideration of a request to
construct a Single Family Private
Dock on Lot 4, Tarpon Bay,. 1,220
Alligator Drive, Alligator Point,
Franklin County, Florida. This
application meets all state and
local requirements. Request sub-
mitted by Gene Strickland, LLC,
agent for Judith Emmons Bretts,
applicant. This was approved.
3 Approve (unanimous)
Consideration of a request to,
construct a Single Family Private
Dock on Lot 45 Holiday Beach,
27 Carnival Lane, Alligator
Point, Franklin County, Florida.
This application meets all state
and local requirements. Request
submitted by William Rouse,
applicant. This was approved.
4 Approve (unanimous: this
project was approved to modify
existing dock up to 60 feet in
length)-Consideration of a
request to modify a Single Family
Private Dock on Lot 4, Block 81,
Unit 5,405 East Sawyer Street, St.
George Island, Franklin County,
Florida. This application meets
all state and local requirements.
Request submitted by Docks 4
Less, agent for James Geissinger,
applicant. This was approved.
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
5 Approve (unanimous)
Consideration of a request for
Final Plat approval of a 10 lot
subdivision named "Angler's
Point" on 10.69 acres parcel lying
in Section 23, Township 8 South,
Range 6 West, Eastpoint,
Franklin County, Florida.
Request submitted by Paul
Osterbye, applicant. This was
approved.
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
5 Approve (unanimous)
Consideration of a request for:.
Final Plat approval of a 10 lot
subdivision named "Angler's
Point" on 10.69 acres parcel lying
in Section 23, Township 8 South,
Range 6 West, Eastpoint,
Franklin County, Florida.
Request submitted by Paul
Osterbye, .applicant. This was
approved.

Report from the Advisory
Board of Adjustment
To the Board of County
Commissioners
April 17, 2007
The following recommendations
were made at the advisory Board
meeting held April 4, 2007:
1 Approve (unanimously) a
request for a variance to construct
decks nine feet into the side set-
back lines on property described
as Lot 19, Block 87, Unit 5, St.
George Island, Franklin County,
Florida, as submitted by Mason
and Marilyn Bean, owners. This
was approved.
2 No action (motion to approve
failed for lack of majority vote)
on a request for a variance to the
Franklin County Flood Ordin-
ance to construct a single family
house 6.5 inches below the
required base flood elevation of
18 feet above mean high water on
property described as Lot 19,
Block C, Unit One, St. James
Island Park, Franklin County,
Florida, as requested by William
P and Kathleen Kinser, owners.
"We need to do something about
this contractor," said Ms.
Sanders.
"He has lost his license. He was


given a one year suspension."
"But this is ridiculous," said Mr.
Putnal. "This man is going to
have to spend a quarter of a mil-
lion dollars to raise his new
house-already completed-six
inches."
"This is the second incidence
with that contractor," said Ms.
Sanders.
This story became more difficult
as it progressed. This gentleman
needed a variance so that he
could move into his completed
home which was six inches too
low by FEMA standards.
"The problem right now is that
everybody gets a 10% discount on
their flood insurance," explained
Mr. Pierce.
It seems that if this man were
granted a variance to move into
his home this would put the
entire County into jeopardy with
regards to the FEMA discount.
"All that I am asking for," said
Mr. Kinser, "is a CO (certificate
of. occupancy). I want nothing to
do with FEMA. I have to get pri-
vate insurance on this house. I
am out over $50,000 already on
this. This is a lose/lose situation
for me. If you all vote in my
favor, I'm still out over $50,000; if
you vote against me I'm out a
humongous amount."
Mr. Pierce explained that it didn't
matter what Mr. Kipser agreed to
do, if the County granted this
man's request for a variance the
FEMA discount for the entire
County might be jeopardized.
This debate went on for quite
some time and the Board finally
passed a motion 3 in favor with 2
opposed-Crofton and Parrish
opposed-to grant the gentleman
a variance.
3 Approve-(3 to 1 vote) a
request for a special exception to
cluster 21 lots on 21.16 acres on
property described as lying in
Section 35, Township 7 South,
Range 5 West, between Eastpoint
and Carrabelle, Franklin County,
Florida, as requested by Shell Bay
Development Corporation, own-
er.
"This is the Great Wall,"
explained Mr. Pierce.
This wall referred to is on 98
between Carrabelle and East-
point. There was some problem
with "debris removal". But after
some discussion the request was
approved contingent upon the
assurance that any changes
would not contribute to the flood-
ing known to be a problem in that
area.

Alan Pierce-Report
.,- Inform Board that a local resi-
dent of Apalachicola, Mr.
Mackenzie Williams has been
named Youth of the Year from
out of 3000 club Boys and Girls
Club members in the Big Bend
region. Board action to send Mr.
Williams a letter of congratula-
tions. This was approved.
2 The Board has selected
Meridian Planning Group (MPI)
to negotiate a contract for the
regional water supply analysis.
MPI has submitted a contract for
review. Board action to turn the
contract over to the County
Attorney for his review. This was
approved.
3 Board action to designate
April 15-21, 2007 as National
Libraries Week. Request submit-
ted by Ms. Judi Rundel, Franklin
County Librarian. This was
approved.
4 Several months ago the Board
was awarded a CDBG planning
grant of $65,800 to provide plan-
ning funds for Eastpoint Sewer
and Water to work out the details
of a needed sewer and water
improvements on Wilderness and
Ridge Road. It is our understand-
ing that upon completion of the
planning grant, the county will
automatically receive $644,000 of
CDBG construction funds for the
same project. Board action to
approve agreement between the
county and Eastpoint Sewer and
Water District for the CDBG
funds. The $65,800 is available
now, with the $644,000 to come
later. Board actiofi. This request
was approved.
5 Inform Board that the
Planning Department has written
a letter objecting to a proposed
multi-slip dock in Eastpoint


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because it would be considered a
marina which might cause shell-
fish harvesting areas to be closed.
6 On a related note, the Board
tabled action on a multi-slip facil-
ity in the Two Mile area at Mr.
Bruno Kolb's property for a simi-
lar concern. I met with Mr. Joe
Shields to discuss this issue and
he said that because there is
already a large restricted area
around Two Mile, adding marina
type facilities will not have the
same impact on shellfish harvest-
ing areas as adding marina type
facilities in Eastpoint. Basically,
the area around Two Mile is
already closed to shellfish har-
vesting, so allowing marinas will
not expand the closed areas. He
made it clear that adding marina
type facilities in Eastpoint will
cause the Dept. of Agriculture to
reconsider classifying shellfish
harvesting areas. Board action on
the Bruno Kolb request to recon-
figure an existing multi-slip facili-
ty. This was tabled.
7 Inform Board that Crooms
Transportation has agreed to
serve as a pay station for Progress
Energy.
"That is Crooms Transportation
in Apalachicola on highway 98.
You can now go there and pay
your Florida Power bill," adver-
tised Mr. Parrish. All the Board
members expressed appreciation
and thanks for Mr. Crooms' gen-
erosity in providing this service to
the people of the County.
8 Inform the Board that the
Seafood Task Force met on April
10, and does recommend the
Board accept the landings phase
of the Feasibility Study.
Specifically, the Task Force does
support the Lombardi site in Two
Mile as the initial site for a coun-
ty landing facility to be devel-
oped. The Task Force also recom-
mends that if more than one
property can be purchased, the
purchases should be split evenly
between Apalachicola and
Eastpoint. The Task Force would
like to point out that given the
seasonal limitations on the
Sportsman's Lodge property, the
county should seek an Eastpoint
waterfront landing park.
The Task Force also recommends
that in any landing park, seafood
workers must have right of
access, and damage to the bay
should be prohibited. Landing
parks should be for parking and
boat launch, and not for building
marinas or permanent boat slips.
The latercould result in closure
of harvesting areas, even if the
slips were used by commercial
fisherman. A motion was made
to accept this recommendation
and it was approved.
9 While the county is applying.
for two boat ramp grants .ith
Fish and Wildlife, the consultants
Lampl'Herbert areapplying obr a"
boat ramp on behalf of the.coun-
ty at the Lombardi site. The
county ramps are considered Tier
1, and the Lampl/Herbert grant
will be considered Tier 2. Tier 1
and Tier 2 grants do not keep
against each other. Lampl/-
Herbert is volunteering their time


to write the grant. The Board has
already taken.action on the grant
application last meeting, but I
just wanted to explain in the min-
utes that Lampl/Herbert were
volunteering their time.
10 As the Board is aware, Mr.
Dave McLain is no longer acting
as the Coordinator for the
Seafood Task Force. His replace-
ment has been selected, and met
with the Task Force. His replace-
ment is Mr. Kevin Begos, a cur-
rent resident of Apalachicola,
and -former reporter with the
Apalachicola Times. Mr. Begos
most recently was a reporter in
Tallahassee for the Tampa
Tribute. Mr. Begos will be sub-
mitting a contract for the Board's
consideration, and that contract
.will be specific to the funds that
are still remaining.
To that end, Mr. McLain had
been receiving funds from the
Univ. of Florida. The University
has contacted me and they prefer
to enter into a contract with the
Board so that their remaining
funds become available to the
Board, and Coordinator would
just get paid from one source.
11 Mr. McLain had made con-
tact with Mr. Charlie Gautier,
DCA, on some $25,000 worth of
planning money that could be
made available to county. Mr.
McLain has developed a scope of
work that would begin the imple-
mentation of part of Feasibility
Study. If the county is interested
in obtaining this grant from
DCA, it will need to authorize
the submittal of a request to
DCA.
There is a debate about who
should actually do the work, and
it is my recommendation that the
Board direct the Task Force to
decide who should do the work.
Board action to submit the
request and to direct the Task
Force to make a recommendation
regarding the administration of
the grant, assuming the Board
receives it. This was approved.
Linda Raffield, the secretary of
the Franklin County Seafood
Workers Association asked to
make a few comments with
regards to the Seafood Task
Force. She was upset that Dave
McLain the coordinator of the
Task Force was fired or dismissed
by the chairman. "There was no
discussion; there was no chance
to vote; and there was a replace-
ment with someone else named. I
am the only one who addressed
that issue and I was just pretty
much told that he (the chairman)
could do pretty much what he
wanted to. I would like to know
exactly what the purpose of the
Task Force was. I don't want any-
thing to happen to the Task
Force. I think it' was a great idea
... Just imagine Dave McLaii's
feelings (after all his hard work).
How many times has he come'
.before you County Commission-
ers and backed you up 100%. He
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workers ... the hours he spent. I
know that he got paid but so what
... Now if you are not over the
Task Force and you can't control
the Chair and the co-Chair then
that means that this is another
organization separate to itself ... I
would like to know who heads
that Task Force? Are you over it
or is it over you? If it is for recom-
mendation only then shouldn't it
be from everyone-not just a let-
ter from Tommy Ward that says
Mr. Begos is going to work at that
site and Mr. McLain is not. This
man poured his heart and soul
into it. He is not even here
tonight to defend himself. He
would be truly embarrassed that I
even brought it up-but I had to
... This man has worked hard on
this project for over a year and to
cut him out of it would be a cry-
ing shame. Please consider that
on how you make decisions-
please?"
Surprisingly no one on the Board
had any comment.
12 At the last meeting, the
Board heard an allegation from a
member of the public that an
employee in a county department
was being subject to racial dis-
crimination. I have investigated
the situation and find no basis for
such allegation.
13 With the appointment of the
Franklin County Housing
Authority to oversee the SHIP
program, as well as the develop-
ment of the affordable housing
program, Michael Moron will n6
longer be assisting Ms. Lori
Switzer, SHIP Coordinator. She
will be in charge of administering
the SHIP program, and the
Housing Authority will provide
her guidance and recommenda-
tions on changes to the SHIP
plan, when necessary. The Board
needs to enter into a contract
with Ms. Switzer for her work,
since she will no longer be a sub-
contract under Mr. Moron. Her
proposed fee is equal to the fee
she was getting plus the fee that
Mr. Moron was getting since she
is now doing his work. She is
being paid as a consultant and
does not receive any county ben*
efits. Board action to approve her
Memorandum of Understanding
as SHIP Administrator. I have
attached a copy of .her
Memorandum to the end of my
report. Board action.
Ms Switzer is paid $31,500 with
no benefits and it was pointed out
that her money comes out of the
SHIP Program not Franklin
County taxpayers. A motion was
made to approve contingent upon
the Attorney's recommendation.
The motion was approved.


14 Inform Board that DOT has
provided a letter of support for
the Ochlocknee Boat Ramp.
Marcia Johnson-Clerk of
Courts
1 A letter was received from the
FL Dept. Of Agriculture advising
the Division of Forestry has com-
pleted an updated acreage assess-
ment cost report for fire protec-
tion in Franklin County for the
fiscal year 2007/2008. For your
budgetary purposes, our assess-
ment has been increased by
$705.39 for a total of $1,828.08.
From the paperwork, it appears
the Division of Forestry protects
69,936 acres within Franklin
County.
2 For information, Mrs. Barbara
Rohrs has presented her public
official bond as a Commissioner
of the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District. Pursuant to her
instructions from the FL Dept. of
State, the bond is filed with the
Board.
3 A letter was received from the
Office of the Medical Examiner..
The Board entered into a contract
with them for services in April of
2004 and they are now increasing
their fees associated with per-
forming autopsies and external
examinations and are going to
charge the County for cremation
investigations as well. The
changes will be implemented
October 1, 2007. They have not
increased fees in several years
and they estimated the total
increase for the next budget year
to be approximately $3,051.00.
F.S. 406.08 requires that the fees
be paid from the funds of the
County. I need a motion approv-
ing the changes to the contract.
A motion was made and
approved.
4 I've presented you each with a
report I received from the hospi-
tal for the month of March.
There was a balance in the bank
account of $548,897.78. It
appears from their report that
expenditures were higher than
revenues during the month of
March. Revenues totaled
$311,977.02 and Expenses
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Library Happenings
BY DANY RAY
New Library hours at the Franklin County Public Library, Eastpoint
Branch this week, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 6:00 p.m. and
Saturday 10:00 2:00 p.m., more hours and now Saturdays.
The Franklin County Public Library is pleased to host a musical work-
shop and concert on Sunday, April 29th at the Carrabelle branch. R.
Bedford Watkins on piano and his son, T. Wyatt Watkins, playing the
violin, will perform works of Mozart, Kreisler, Bartok, Dvorak, and
Watkins, among others.
Bedford is well known locally for his keyboard expertise playing with
the Trio Internazionale, accompanying the Bay Area Choral Society,
and solo recitals with the Ilse Newell Concert Series as well as Organist
at the Historic Trinity Church in Apalachicola.
Wyatt Watkins is an accomplished violinist, playing with the
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, is a published author of five books,
and is pastor of Cumberland First Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN.
The workshop will begin at 2:00 p.m. to be followed by the concert,
which begins at 3:00 p.m. This is the third performance of A Season of
the Arts @ Your Library, a Community Libraries In Caring grant pro-
gram funded by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library
and Information Services. Call 670-8151 for information about the
program and the concert series
Partnering for Literacy in Franklin County!!!!
Franklin County Public Library's Frog Family Learning Programs and
Franklin County Literacy, Inc. are gearing up for EL DIA DE LOS
NINOS! This is an event for children of all ages who are from bilingual
homes in our community. April 30th is the set date for This family fun
event will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 30th at the
Literacy office located at 29 Island Drive, Unit 4-next to the Library's
Eastpoint branch. There will be a puppet show in both English and
Spanish, face-painting, games, snacks, and give-a ways.
Franklin County Literacy, Inc. recently carried English Literacy classes
for Spanish speaking individuals. Franklin County Public Library has
materials, such as movies, books, and books on tape, also in Spanish
and English to promote literacy in Franklin County. Frog family volun-
teers have been assisting the classes, by entertaining the children during
the classes, as well as helping in language translation. The Frog Family
Learning Program is an LSTA grant program, funded by the Florida
Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.



Boyd Works To Protect

Taxpayer Privacy

Legislation would provide stronger protections from
identity theft and tax fraud
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) today supported the pas-
sage of the Bipartisan Taxpayer Protection Act (HR 1677), which
improves and increases Internal Revenue Service (IRS) outreach to pro-
vide taxpayers with stronger protections against tax fraud and identity
theft.
"The American people are growing more and more concerned about
the vulnerability of their personal information, and rightly so-identi-
ty theft has become one of the world's fastest growing crimes," said
Congressman Boyd. "This legislation will help crack down on mislead-
ing websites that try to obtain personal information. With more than
half of tax returns now filed electronically, this is an important step to
ensure that personal financial records are protected and remain pri-
vate."
Specifically, the Taxpayer Protection Act would:
* Require the IRS to notify a taxpayer that there may have been unau-
thorized use of the taxpayer's identity in the course of a tax fraud inves-
tigation.
* Increase the civil and criminal penalties for websites that seek to get
personal information by imitating the IRS.
* Simplify tax filing requirements for businesses owned jointly by hus-
bands and wives.
* Strengthen IRS outreach to make sure that people know that they are
entitled to tax refunds or to payments under the Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC).
"According tb the Government Accountability Office, approximately
25 percent of households eligible for the EITC in 1999 did not claim it,"
Boyd stated. "The Taxpayer Protection Act will help more Americans
receive the tax relief they are owed and better protect taxpayers in the
fight against identity theft."


Boyd Receives "Spirit Of

Enterprise" Award

US. Chamber honors Congressman Boyd for supporting
business issues
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) received the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award from the United States Chamber of Commerce for
his strong support of a pro-economic growth legislative agenda in the
second session of the 109th Congress.
"It is such an honor to receive this award from the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce," said Congressman Boyd. "The federal government can
play a meaningful role in providing economic opportunity for our busi-
nesses. I am proud to work with the U.S. Chamber and the local cham-
bers in North Florida to promote more economic growth in our com-
munities."
The Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise" award is given annually to mem-
bers of Congress based on rankings it gives for key business votes. The
votes counted by the Chamber in 2006 included the passage of tax relief
for small businesses and legislation to enhance maritime and cargo
security at our ports.
"Our communities are stronger because of the work and dedication of
the local chambers and their membership," stated Boyd. "I will con-
tinue to work in Congress to support our chambers and the issues that
are important for the economic development of North Florida."
Chamber-designated "key votes" are recorded floor votes on issues
established as priorities by the Chamber's board of directors and on
which the Chamber communicates its position prior to the vote.
Members of Congress who support the Chamber's position on at least
70 percent of key votes receive the "Spirit of Enterprise" award.


Poetry Contest Open To

Eastpoint Residents
The International Library of Poetry has announced that over
$100,000.00 in prizes iill be awarded this year in the International
Open Poetry Contest. Poets from the Eastpoint area, particularly begin-
ners, are welcome to try to win their share of over 250 prizes. The dead-
line for the contest is June 30, 2007. The contest is open to everyone
and entry is FREE.
"Any poet, whether previously published or not, can be a winner," stat-
ed Pamela Roberts, Contest Director. "When people learn about our
free poetry contest, they suddenly realize that their own poetic works of
art can win cash prizes, as well as gain national recognition," continued
Roberts.
To enter, send ONE original poem, any subject and any style to: The
International Library of Poetry, Suite 19925, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings
Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's
name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must
be postmarked or sent via the Internet by June 30, 2007. You may also
enter online at www.poetry.com
The International Library of Poetry was founded in 1982 and is the
largest poetry organization in the world.


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Orchestra Of St. Andrew

Bay At Gulf Coast

Community College
The Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay, will be presenting "Let Freedom
Ring" concert on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amelia Center Theatre at
Gulf Coast Community College.
The program is entitled "Let Freedom Ring," celebrating our country
and honoring our military services. The St. Andrews Bay orchestra will
perform various symphonic tunes by several famous composers.
Selections will include musical compositions by Aaron Copland, John
Williams, Morton Gould, Michael W. Smith, Irving Berlin, and others.
The first half of the concert will feature songs celebrating the American
Spirit. The second half of the concert will be a showing of American
Flags in a salute to the Armed Forces and sharing a time of remember-
ing the ones who paid the supreme price for America's freedom.
The Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay will be conducted by Eddie Rackley.
Free admission for all Gulf Coast and FSU students with student ID.
Tickets are available at the box" office one hour prior to the concert.
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CARRABELE
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a.m. 12 noon, the City of
Carrabelle will host its first annu-
al open house to allow residents,
visitors and friends to view the
City's public "infrastructure"
facilities.
The tour will begin at the Fire
Station on Tallahassee Street
(Highway 67 N). See the new lad-
der truck and pick up a city map
which will show directions to var-
ious City operational locations.
For example, most residents
know where City Hall and the
Police Station are on Avenue B,
but do you know where the all-
important air-vac station is locat-
ed, or why it is important or what
it does for city citizens? Have you
ever seen the almost-new
Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Plant, located on Ken Cope
Road? This is your chance to look
inside and better understand the
important workings of these vital
operational facilities. Do you
know what a lift station is, or why
there are "candy canes" in many
city yards? Many city facility
doors will be open and all are
invited to stop in and see what's
new and how things work.
Have you seen the newly finished
Tillie Miller Park, including the
tennis court? Do you know some
of the streets of that area will
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all gaining from new investment
and Eastpoint was not. To
encourage development in
Eastpoint this special higher den-
sity incentive (USA) was formu-
lated. The present question is;
was the cap of 10% of 2500 acres
(Eastpoint land area) that was to
be allowed set too high? "The
proposal tonight is to cut that
(cap) in half-I'm going to tell
you tonight that I would like to
go below that and go to 3% so
that no more than 3% of
Eastpoint could be developed at
this higher density. That is a deci-
sion (to be made) by the Board. It
is not a State law. We can keep it
at 10% if we want to but my rec-


Dirk VanVeen-Project
Developer
omrmendation is to move it down
so that there is some control over
the amount of development
Eastpoint sees. This gives the
Board some assurance that it
won't be rampant ... We will do
part of Eastpoint up to 3% and if
the Board likes it and the public
like it (good; if not)-it could be
increased later on. But we are try-
ing to put a limit on the amount
of development to begin with, so
we have some understanding of
what is happening out there.
Those are the two issues that
need to be changed in the Comp
Plan."

Dirk VanVeen-Project
Developer
"My name is Dirk VanVeen with
Growth Group Development; I
am also a partner on this project
along with Bruce Millender, and
four or five other guys in the
room. I do primarily traditional
neighborhood developments-'
which are mixed use in nature;
ii-. reate town centers-; .walkway,
retail and they are relatively
dense because of their need to
create that ... vibrancy in the
retail center. It is impossible to
develop walkable retail without a
denser potential environment."
Mr. VanVeen then described their
plan which takes into considera-
tion cultural and heritage
tourism. He described his con-
cerns with the sport fishing and


commercial fishing that Franklin
County "has been about for the
last 250 years".

Judy Waldron-Heritage
Tourism
"My name is Judy Waldron. I am
actually from Denver Colorado.
My work is working with rural
communities all over America
that are looking at tourism as a
sustainable economic base for
their economies. This area is
already into tourism. But one of
the things I was'struck by when I
was here is what incredible
potential you have for a specific
kind of tourism called heritage
tourism. It is one of the fastest
growing and important segments
in the United States today for this
very reason. And that is that her-
itage travelers-(are) people who
are interested in the history, peo-
ple and what makes one place on
earth specific and different from
the rest of America. When I was
here, I was struck by the fact that
you have this wonderful bay.
There's the estuary; there's the
protection certainly in terms of
the wildlife preserves, state parks,
but one of the things that I didn't
see was-where is the protection
for the way of life and for what I
see as a very unique culture here.
So one of the things that I am
bringing today is the hope that
whatever happens in this region it
acknowledges that there is this
segment of tourism, called. her-
itage tourism which attracts trav-
elers who are what I call "a high
value traveler". They are people
who appreciate who you are;
what you have; are willing to pay
a fair price to experience it and
play by your rules. In terms of all
the places that I have worked in
the United States (I know) that
there are a lot of rural areas that
have a real tough time coming up
with a unique story. But this story
of Apalachicola Bay and the fish-
ermen who work it, I think is a
world class story.
"One of the reasons is in terms of
heritage tourism is the baby
boomers. Tourism is going to be
driven in the next twenty years by
demographics. I am at the front
end of the baby boomers with
twenty years of people behind me
and there are people who are
looking for two things-authen-
ticity and quality. They have been
to Disney Land; they've watched
a ga-zillion movies; they watch
TV all the time; they have the
ability to travel wherever they
would like to go and they want to
go someplace that, isr"real". The
:last time I was h~je,:I was struck
_,by,-how.. cQlorful-rinot just East
Bay and Apalachicola are but the
whole region in terms of a her-
itage area that I think is very sig-
nificant in terms of the entire
United States."
Mr. VanVeen then returned to the
podium to give a lengthy descrip-
tion and analysis of the proposed
project. He first reminded every-
one that what he was presenting


was only a "proposal" and that
the objective before the Board
this afternoon was merely to get
the Board's approval for further
and more detailed specifics once
the concept had been accepted.
In other words what was being
decided at this commission meet-
ing was whether or not this type
of project would be accepted as
possible and favorable to the
Board and to this community.
For me to try and describe this
project would be rather difficult
indeed. Descriptive packets were
hande'c out. The packet was well
over one hundred pages. There
were diagrams, drawings, pic-
tures of this "New Utopian
Village" and other developments
that Growth Group have been
responsible for developing. I can
only say that what is being
described is beyond any dream
that I have ever been able to con-
ger up for a future Eastpoint. I
am stunned. You must go out and
find one of these packets for
yourself.
I can only say that the only com-
parable vision that comes to my
mind when I look through the
packet is one of the "colonies"
reproduced at Epcot in Disney
World. But unlike Disney World
this project will, of course, only
cover 31 acres in downtown
Eastpoint and not miles. The
waterfront will be left open with a
park-like setting and the commer-
cial oyster and fishing fleet will
remain. Supposedly there will
only be one building on the
Southside of 98 and that will be
seafood related. Across the high-
way, the future Utopian Village ol
Eastpoint will be constructed.
This will consist of the tourism
attraction shopping plaza, conm
plete with gift shops, restaurants
etc. with upstairs apartments and
living space. There will also be
residential areas in several differ-
ent forms and styles. They will
include single family detached
single family attached, multi fam
ily, civic space and open space.
The advocates made several
claims and supported their claini
with written printouts. One claim
was that this type of high density
was more environmentally com-
patible than the conventional and
already approved residential high
density.
The second claim had to do with
the already polluted area behind
the Eastpoint breakwater and the
pollution caused by the storm
water runoff from highway 98
Their plan would supposedly dea
with these problems and improve
even the present situation-ir
effect things would get better not
worse. They brought research
that had been completed showing
the cadmium content along with
other toxic chemicals. Then they
explained how their development
would improve these conditions
and not cause further deteriora-
tion.


t In their hour long presentation ry. Now I would like to really see
the advocates went on to state all Eastpoiit go forward because
the traditional arguments that you all know as well as I know
most of us who have lived here that there ain't never going to be
for any length of time know very anymore seafood houses out
well: along that dock. I respect what
the man said about time limits
This new development will bring but if the next time we have a
jobs, pay taxes, attract tourist, meeting if we gonna have three
enhance the struggling infrastruc- minute or five minute talks put
Sure, and improve the over- that in the paper and I won't even
stressed sewer company and bother to come. [The crowd all
much, much more. applauded] I could stand up here
s forever and have a filibuster but I
Then there began a lengthy and want to see this project get going.
intense public debate. Both those I want to see some money going
for the development and those over there and you can start it
against the development were tomorrow."
well represented. The debate
often became heated and on dif- The room broke into a large
ferent occasions people shouted round of applause with cheers
from their seats or from the back and laughter.
of the room. But Chairman
Crofton kept a lid on the crowd "Okay," said Mr. Crofton, "is
by keeping a focus on the issue there anyone out there who
being presented to the Board and thinks that they can follow that?"
restraining any of the speakers
from turning their statement from Rick Buzbee
the Board to individuals in the
audience. The proceeding was Rick Buzbee then stepped for-
kept reasonably civil but certainly ward to support what Mr. Segree
the debate could have gone on all had said and added that he want-
evening. ed to see more jobs here in
Eastpoint. "The kids are all going
Frank Segree Jr.-Longtime to leave here if we don't give 'em
Eastpoint Resident something (to do)." He went on
to point out that all his children,
"In my lifetime this is the fifth -nieces.and nephews have all had
Commissioners meeting that I to leave town because of lack of
have been to. But today I think employment opportunities.
that it is necessary to come over
here from what I have been hear- Mary Lou Short-Island
S ing. I'm a Democrat. I've lived in Business Owner and
S Eastpoint most of my life. I went Resident
to school with Bevin and with
(Ms. Sanders') mother and her "I am here to today in support of
daddy. I'm pretty well known this Project. We continually
f around here. This has been one of approve five acres here and ten
the most disgusting things that I acres there with no control, no
have ever heard. Both sides of us say to the impact on the Bay. And
t (Carrabelle and Apalachicola) ... collectively I believe we have lost
are built up beautifully. I ain't control over the development of
s seen nothing' so pretty as our County. A PUD (Planned
Carrabelle ... When I was a boy Unit Development) offers the
there was no Eastpoint where it is only alternative to controlling the
now. There was one building; the impact a project has on the Bay
rest of them was on the Point. We and the County as a whole. The
put a lot of public money and a PUD process is a long and ardu-
lot of private money into the ous process through many of the
(Eastpoint) channel. But I would state agencies who will carefully
like to see this project go forward. scrutinize the project with its
And most of my people would. impact on the Bay; the economic
S There are other folks who feel dif- impact on the County and in
ferently than I do-but this is other areas. During the process
America and you can feel any- many issues may be raised and
S way that you want to. I really resolved or the developer will not
think before we go and shoot this be able to continue. As I see it
thing down we ought to have a Franklin County does not have a
referendum of the voters. Now viable plan for economic develop-
there's walkboard talk or deck ment. While the protection of the
talk and I'll tell you I can start a Bay is of great importance to all
rumor downthere that will make of us, the challenge for you is to
S it storm-I've done it two or balance the protection of the Bay
three times before. I don't care with economic development
what we build over there if some- which is so important to the citi-
one starts contaminating it, we zens ,of this County. It is as
a gonna tell them to stop ... We important to the livelihood of the
Shave (already) lost all of our her- seafood workers as it is to those
itage; we used to eat oysters all of us who are involved in tourism
the year round. I've never been and development. Commission-
sick off eating an oyster. I don't ers it is time to take into consider-
eat them regular anymore ation not just the livelihood of
t because I can't afford 'em. I went the seafood workers but of the
to the University of Catpoint for many people in this County who
a good many years. My folks depend on development and eco-
have been in the seafood business nomic progress for their liveli-
since before the turn of the centu- hood. There needs to be a bal-
ance in the decisions you make.


Commissioner Crofton there are
over forty-six businesses in your
district alone. And that's not
counting those of us who depend
on tourism who would benefit
from your consideration of the
merits of the Porthaven Project.
An example I would like to offer
to the Commission that in deny-
ing the recent Phoenix Harbor
PUD you denied citizens of this
County-especially those involv-
ed in development and construc-
tion-over 34 million dollars in
potential income. I mention this
... to use as an example of how
your decision impacts many in
the County."
Ms. Short went on to list all the
multiple and various businesses
involved in construction, build-
ing, retail sales, landscaping, inte-
rior design, maintenance, home
repair and upkeep, the skilled
trades-carpenters, plumbers,
electricians etc. that were
adversely affected by the Phoenix
Harbor negative decision-work-
ers and owners,.businessmen and
developers. She suggested that no
one who lives here wants to hurt
the Bay or its seafood workers but
there are others to be considered
who have a right to be considered
equally.
"I want to emphasize to you that
as long as I have lived here ... I
have never heard anybody come
up here and say, 'I want to do a
project that is going to hurt the
Bay' ... There is nothing that I
want to do to take jobs away from
the seafood workers. There is
nothing I want to do to take jobs
away from the seafood industry.
But I would ask for your vote to
move the Project as presented on
to .the next phase."
Ms. Short received a substantial
round of applause.

Billy Granger-Eastpoint
Longtime Resident
"I've been with this County for a
long time. I sat on two Boards-
the Board of Adjustments and
when they first started to pass this
Comprehensive Plan, I was on
that Board too. We went many a
day and many a night talking
about all of this stuff. But the
laain thing is if you build this
thing in there, you are going to
kill that bay-Catpoint will be
gone ... if you put all of this stuff
in there, you know yourself,
Catpoint is gonna be gone.. East
hole is right over there across
from it and that will be the next
thing to go. If you pass it you are
not going to need anything for
the oysters-you are not going to
have any to deal with. I ask all of
you not to vote for this thing but
to vote against it."
Mr. Granger received a substan-
tial round of applause from the
crowd.
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Franklin County
Court Report
Judge Van P. Russell
April 5, 2007
BY CAROL NOBLE
All persons listed below are innocent
until proven otherwise in a court of law.
PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
S ABAS, KAREN: Charged January 27, 2007 with DUI; violation of
driver license restrictions. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry. Docket Sounding set for May 21, 2007.
AMERSON, ANDREW JACK: Charged February 15, 2007 with dis-
orderly intoxication est only on 1st offense. Defendant was incarcerat-
ed. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
AMISON, JAMES STEWART: Charged June 25, 2006 with driving
while license suspended or revoked. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to
May 3, 2007.
BATEMAN, MICHAEL DEWITT: Charged January 28, 2007 with
DUI; property damage. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference
continued to May 3, 2007.
BATEMAN, RACHEL LEE: Charged December 3, 2006 with battery;
trespass structure or conveyance. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Sherrie Barnes-Larry, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 13 days in jail with 13 days credit for time served; 6 months proba-
tion; no contact with victim; $987.00 costs.
BAXLEY, ROBERT CHARLES: Charged January 16, 2007 with bat-
tery domestic violence; assault. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Docket Sounding
set for May 21, 2007.
BEEBE, STEVE WAYNE: Charged January 19, 2007 with DUI. Bond
was $750.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
BROOKS, CHARLES: Charged November 4, 2006 with over bag limit
trout; possession undersized sea trout. The defendant entered a plea (in
absentia) of no contest. Adjudication withheld. State Attorney's Office
dropped count 2. Defendant paid fine of $215.00. Case Management
continued to May 3, 2007.
BRYAN, RICHARD L: Charged July 9, 2006 with possession of
cannabis; drug paraphernalia use or possession. Bond was $2,500.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Non-jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
CARROLL, CORY EDWARD: Charged October 28, 2006 with DUI;
leaving scene of accident with damage to property. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of
no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The State-Attorney's Office
dropped count 2. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation;
DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours community
service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no
alcohol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; $810.00 costs.
CAUSEY, ERIC MUNROE: Charged January 19, 2007 with DUI 2nd
offense. Bond.was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Docket Sounding set for May 21, 2007.
CLARKE, JOSEPH A: Charged July 30, 2006 with DUI; drug posses-
sion marijuana under 20 grams; drug paraphernalia use or possession.
Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant to plea in absentia.
COOPER, AXSON, ROBERT: Charged January 4, 2007 with disor-
derly intoxication est only on 1st offense. Bond was $1,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
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COOPER, WILLIAM DON: Charged February 2, 2007 with battery
domestic violence; assault. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Docket Sounding set
for April 24, 2007.
EDENFIELD, MARCUS WAYNE: Charged 2 times January 25,
2007 with DUI. The defendant to plea in absentia.
ENGMAN, MICHAEL THOMAS: Charged November 22, 2006 with
DUI; property damage. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference con-
tinued to May 3, 2007.
ESTES, ROBERT C: Charged October 7, 2006 with violation injunc-
tion protection. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Attorney Kathy Garner. Docket Sounding set for May
21, 2007.
EVANS, SABRINA N: Charged February 1, 2007 with criminal mis-
chief under 200 dollars; disorderly conduct. Bond was $715.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
FENN, JAMES A: Charged June 23, 2006 with trespass to occupied
structure; criminal mischief under 200 dollars. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
FEWOX, ROBERT DAVID: Charged December 21, 2006 with driv-
ing under influence with breath alcohol .20 or higher; property damage.
Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Christopher Norris. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
FORNUTO, ZACHARIAH LISLE: Charged January 31, 2007 with
DUI. Bond was $670.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7,
2007.
FREMIN, NATASHA SUE: Charged January 21, 2007 with DUI;
resist or obstruct without violence; attach tag not assigned; possession
less than 20 grams marijuana; possession of paraphernalia. Bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
GAY, SHAYLA L: Charged December 16, 2006 with battery. Bond
was $1,000.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
GRAHAM, ANTHONY J: Charged December 20, 2006 with resisting
officer without violence. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry, entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 86 days in jail with
56 days credit for time served (30 days suspended upon payment of
costs); $445.00 costs.
HALL, DEE JAY: Charged October 9, 2006 with DUI. Pre-trial
Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
HAYNES, JOSEPH STEVEN: Charged February 18, 2007 with resist
officer without violence. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 46 days in jail with 46 days credit for time served.
HENDELS, MICHAEL LOUIS: Charged September 14, 2006 with
battery. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Kathy Garner. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3,
2007.
HOATS, ELIZABETH ANN: Charged January 13, 2007 with DUI.
Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant entered a plea (in absentia) of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50
hours community service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle
impounded 10 days, no alcohol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am;
$820.00 costs.
HOPPER, CARL RAYMOND: Charged January 21, 2007 with DUI
2nd offense. Bond was $500.00. The defendant entered a plea (in absen-
tia) of no contest to lesser charge of reckless driving and was adjudicat-
ed guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI
school; 350 hours community service; substance evaluation and treat-
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HUMPHRIES, PERRY LAYTON: Charged February 9, 2007 with 2
counts battery. Bond was $2,500.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to
May 3, 2007.
JAMES, MARK DIMITRIOS: Charged January 26, 2007 with disor
derly intoxication est only on 1st offense. Bond was $250.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial
Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
JONES, ANTHONY ALLEN: Charged January 12, 2007 with petit
theft. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued
to May 3, 2007.
MAXWELL, CHRISTOPHER: Charged December 10, 2006 with
driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was $350.00. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
MCKEE, STAR ANGEL: Charged December 30, 2006 with battery
domestic violence. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007:
MEDLEY, OSCAR WALLACE JR: Charged January 29, 2007 with
battery domestic violence. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference
continued to May 3, 2007.
MONTGOMERY, JESSICA: Charged August 9, 2007 with petit theft.
Bond was $500.00. Deferred Prosecutor Agreement entered for 6
months.
MULLINS, DONNA K: Charged December 30, 2006 with DUI. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
MUSIC, JESSICA M: Charged 2 times November 15, 2006 with driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked; battery. Total bond was
$21,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
PAUL, JAMES EDWARD III: Charged December 23, 2006 with DUI
2nd offense; drug possession marijuana under 20 grams; drug para-
phernalia use or possession. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Docket Sounding
set for June 25, 2007.
PAUL, RICHARD M: Charged February 10, 2007 with DUI; driving
while license suspended or revoked. Bond was $2,500.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail with 2 days credit for time served; 12 months
probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; license
revoked 10 years; vehicle impounded 90 days; no alcohol, random tests;
curfew 6pm to 6am; 2 years interlock device; AA 2 times per week;
$1,150.00 costs.
PUTNAL, JOSEPH GLEN: Charged 3 times January 29, 2007 with
issue worthless check under 150 dollars; Charged 4 times January 22,
2007 with issue worthless check under 150 dollars. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial
Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
RAFFIELD, LOUISE WILSON: Charged January 1, 2007 with bat-
tery. Bond was $1,000.00. Case Management continued to May 3,
2007.
RATLEDGE, ROBERT P: Charged November 16, 2006 with petit
theft retail. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Kathy
Garner. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
ROBINSON, ALPHA OMEGA: Charged January 21, 2007 with
DUI. Bond was $500,00. The defendant was represented in court by
Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea in absentia.
ROSS, EMORY R: Charged May 24, 2006 with battery domestic vio-
lence. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to this
charge and another charge; and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 40 days in jail with 11 days credit for time served; 12
months probation; no contact with victim; complete batterer's interven-
tion program; $1,584.00 costs. Restitution Hearing set for June 8, 2007;
cases concurrent.
RUSSELL, LAWRENCE EUGENE: Charged February 18, 2007 with
disorderly ifitoxication est only on 1st offense. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Kathy Garner,
entered a$pTea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 35 days in jail with 35 days credit for time served;
costs reduced to civil judgment.
SANDERS, DONALD JR: Charged February 18, 2007 with violation
of injunction for protection. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial
Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
SCHOELLES, KEVIN MORRIS: Charged February 12, 2007 with
criminal mischief 200 to 1,000 dollars. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference continued
to June 7, 2007.
SCOTT, JASON ANDREW: Charged 2 times with battery; Charged
with DUI. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest
to the lesser of simple battery; DUI and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 12 months probation with 30 days credit for
time served; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours
community service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impound-
ed 10 days; no alcohol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; 6 months
interlock device; no contact with victim; $1,000.00 costs plus 1,084.00
costs. Cases concurrent.
STEVENS, JOSEPH BRANDON: Charged February 1, 2007 with
possession of cannabis. Bond was $500.00. Pre-trial Conference contin-
ued to May 3, 2007.
THOMPSON, FRED JOSEPH: Charged November 6, 2006 with 2
counts DUI causing damage to person or property. Bond was
$1,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference continued to June 7, 2007.
TOLLIVER, GEORGE JULIUS: Charged January 1, 2007 with dis-
orderly intoxication est only on 1st offense. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Non-jury Trial set for May
4, 2007.
VINSON, WAYNE A: Charged November 15, 2006 with battery.
Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Kathy Garner. Docket Sounding set for May 21, 2007.

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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin County Court Report from Page 5
WALLACE, KERRI L: Charged December 30, 2006 with battery
domestic violence; disorderly intoxication est only on 1st offense. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Kathy Garner. Pre-trial
Conference continued to May 3, 2007.
WHIDDON, CARAH JEAN: Charged October 17, 2006 with retail
theft Bond was $250.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry. Pre-trial Conference continued to May
3; 2007.
WHITE, ARTHUR S: Charged January 11, 2007 with drug parapher-
nalia use or possession. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Sherri Barnes-Larry, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 85 days in jail with 85 days credit for time-served.
CRIMINAL MISDEMEANORS & TRAFFIC
ABBOTT, JODIE L: Charged with resisting officer without violence.
Cash bond was $295.00. The defendant was present in court and
entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant
paid $295.00 costs.
ALAS, TONY D: Charged with allow unauthorized person to drive.
Cash bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court and
entered a plea of guilty. Adjudication withheld. The defendant paid
$205.00 costs.
ALFORD, JEFFERY K: Charged with driving in undesignated area.
Cash bond was $215.00. The defendant was not present for court and
bond was forfeited.
AMARA, EDUARDO: Charged with attaching tag not assigned; no
valid driver license. The defendant was present in court and entered a
plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
ANDERSON, TONY L: Charged with disorderly conduct. Bond was
$200.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
guilty. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days
in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $215.00 costs.
BAKER, THOMAS C: Charged with petit theft. Cash bond was
$640.00. The defendant was not present for court and bond was forfeit-
etd.
BARWICK, DEBRA L: Charged with worthless check. Cash bond
was $542.01. The defendant was not present for court and bond was
forfeited.
BEDELL, DALE L: Charged with possession of cannabis less than 20
grams; possession of paraphernalia. The defendant was present- in
court, entered a plea of no contest to count 1 and was adjudicated
guilty. State Attorney's Office to drop count 2. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $500.00
costs. Case Management continued to May 3, 2007.
BLANCHARD, CARRIE: Charged with pet in State Park. Case
Management continued to May 3, 2007.
BODIFORD, LAWRENCE: Charged with petit theft. The.defendant
was present in court and entered a plea of guilty. Adjudication with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; restitution
to victim; banned from store while on probation; $250.00 costs.
BRANCH, AMBER M: Charged with worthless checks. Arraignment
continued to May 3, 2007.
BROWN, ELIJAH: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant failed to appear for court
Lnd a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.
BUTLER, BUDDY W: Charged with oystering in closed area. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered. Non-jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
BUTLER, ROBBIE D: Charged with oystering in closed area. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered. Non-jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
BYRD, BILLIE J: Charged with petit theft. Defendant released on
own recognizance. The defendant was present in court and entered a
plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
CAMPBELL, JOHN R: Charged with possession of cannabis less
than 20 grais; possession of paraphernalia, The defendant was present,
in court and entered a-plea of no contest to count 1. .Adudicanon with-
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held. State Attorney's Office to drop count 2. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $500.00
costs. Case Management continued to May 3, 2007.
CHASE, DODIE: Charged with battery. Bond was $542.00. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A pub-
lic defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
CHAVEZ, JAIME L: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked; expired driver license more than 4 months. Bond was $205.00.
Case Management continued to May 3, 2007.
COLELLA, SHARON: Charged with petit theft. Cash bond was
$250.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not
guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for
May 3, 2007.
COOPER, MARGARET L: Charged with battery. Bond was $542.00.
Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
CRUM, KENNETH C: Charged with worthless checks. Arraignment
continued to May 3, 2007.
CUMMINGS, DEMETRICE: Charged with worthless checks. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A pub-
lic defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
DANIEL, THOMAS C: Charged with expired driver license more
than 4 months. The defendant entered plea on March 26, 2007 and paid
$205.00 costs.
DAVIS, ANTHONY T: Charged with domestic battery. Cash bond
was $500.00. Case Management continued to May 3, 2007.
DAVIS, JOHNNIE R: Charged with possession of undersized oysters
(40%). The defendant entered a plea of no contest on March 26, 2007.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
(suspended to April 5, 2007); paid $195.00 costs.
DOLAN, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with possession of alcohol by a
person under 21. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea
of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to
30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $215.00 costs.
ELLIOTT, RICHARD C: Charged with DUI; refuse to submit to bal-
ance test. Bond was $1,000.00. A written plea of not guilty was entered
March 22, 2007 by J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference set for May
S3, 2007.
ENGLISH, DAVID K: Charged with possession of alcohol by a per-
son under 21. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30
days in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $215.00 costs.
ESTES, VICTORIA L: Charged with no valid driver license; leaving
scene of accident with damage to property. Bond was $705.00. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued. Bond was forfeited.
FICHERA, JOSEPH JR: Charged with domestic battery. Bond was
$1,000.00. A written plea of not guilty was entered by the public
defender. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
FLOWERS, LANCE A: Charged with no saltwater products license;
no oyster harvesting license. Defendant was fined $25.00 costs after
showing valid licenses.
FLOWERS, MICHAEL D: Charged with worthless check. The defen-
dant was present in court, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudi-
cated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation;
$274.45 costs.
GARRETT, SHARON L: Charged with DUI. Bond was $2,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger
and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3,
2007.
GAY, JONATHAN: Charged with no saltwater products license; no
oyster harvesting license. The defendant entered a written plea of not
guilty on March 27, 2007. Non-jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
GIBSON, JUSTIN L: Charged with DUI with .20 blood alcohol level
or higher. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months
probation; DUI school, alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours
community service work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impound"


ed 10 days; no alcohol, random tests; curfew 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.; $1,000.00
costs.
GILLLEY aka BROWN, SHARON L: Charged with expired driver
license more than 4 months; infractions. A written plea of not guilty
was entered by J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3,
2007.
GODWIN, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with DUI with property dam-
age. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicat-
ed guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months probation; DUI
school; alcohol evaluation and counseling; 50 hours community service
work; license revoked 6 months; vehicle impounded 10 days; no alco-
hol, random tests; curfew 6pm to 6am; $820.00 costs. Restitution
Hearing set for June 8, 2007.
GREER, JOSHUA C: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
HADSOCK, DAVID D: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of
not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
HARRIS, QUINCY L: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court
and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3,
2007.
HOWARD, SANDRA: Charged with worthless check. The defendant
failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued.
HUNT, CALVIN H: Charged with reckless boating. Defendant paid
fine of $350.00; showed proof of completing 250 hours community
service work; boaters safety course; 5 hours alcohol counseling. All
requirements were met.
HURST, JOHNNIE M: Charged with DUI. Cash bond was $250.00.
The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty.
Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
IRVIN, BRANDI N: Charged with DUI. Bond was $500.00. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney Frederick Conrad. Pre-
trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
JONES, BENJAMIN: Charged with leaving scene of accident with
property damage; reckless driving. The defendant was present in court
and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Non-
jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
KEMBRO, STEVEN G: Charged with battery, resisting officer without
violence; trespass in structure inhabited. Bond was $3,000.00. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered by the public defender. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
KEVER, BAMBI J: Charged with driving while license suspended or
revoked. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of no
contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; $205.00 costs.
KILGORE, JOHN H: Charged with unmarked gill net; possession of
net over 500 sq. feet; gill net in vessel under 22 feet; carriage of net
across state waters. State Attorney's Office to drop count 1, 2 and 3.
KINER, CLEVELAND JR: Charged with possession of parapherna-
lia. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Sherrie
Barnes-Larry, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 148 days injail with 148 days credit for
time served.
LANGLEY, MICHAEL S: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; leaving scene of crash with property damage. Bond
was $705.00. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; $800.00 costs; Restitution Hearing set for June 8,
2007.
LAWSON, TAYLOR L: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked. Cash bond was $350.00. The defendant was present in
court, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended upon payment of
costs); $500.00 costs.
Continued on Page 7


Carrabelle from Page 3

finally be paved, using the City's
share of gas tax revenues in
Carrabelle's first real city-directed
paving project? Can you find the
location of the new Patton Park?
Remember to mark your calen-
dars: the wildlife park will be for-
inally dedicated on 7/7/07 to
the memory and honor of
Carrabelle's only police officer
killed in action.
Fiave you seen the Crooked River
lighthouse, and the new plans for
the refurbishment of the structure
and grounds? Do you know
where the city's original well is
located, and have you wondered
about the piping project running
through the easement from the
Gulf State Bank and Crowder
property setbacks?
Have you been to the City airport
o see the new office trailer, and
the newly rented hangers? Fuel
service and a maintenance hang-
er will be built there soon, but we
already have a new rotating bea-
pon and automatically controlled
runway lights. Stop at the airport
office and see the plans for your-
self! And, on the way down
Airport Road, look on the right
and see the location of the City's
Industrial Park which will soon
house a new Water Tower and
the exciting new Hexaport
factory!
Light refreshments and prizes
Will be offered to all who stop by
the Fire Station to pick up their
parrabelle city facilities map.
(Remember, the Riverfront
Festival also begins Saturday
morning at 10 a.m. Visitors are
encouraged to participate in all
the special "in town" activities as
part of this festive weekend.)
Enjoy seeing Carrabelle at her
best!


Tyndall Eye

1007 Tynman Triathlon
The 2007 Tynman Triathlon and
Duathlon event will be May 5 at
8:30 a.m. on Tyndall Air Force
Base. The event is open to the
public. A "Cynco De Mayo"
themed Athlete Village area will
offer food and pre and post-race
activities for all participants.
More details www.tyndall.af.mil.

Gulf Coast Horse Show and
Music Festival
The Annual Gulf Coast Charity
Horse Show and Music Festival
will be held April .26-28 at Frank
Brown Park. Admission will be
free to all active duty military in
uniform, and free for children 12
ears of age and younger. For
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,CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/19/07 Invoice No. 13193
Description of Vehicle: Make Toyota Model Camry Color White
TagNo.H24FYI Year 1996 State FL VinNo. JT2BG12K7T0399298
To Owner. Elizabeth J. Trammell To Lien Holder
152 14th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/14/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $,442.50 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/18/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and ,
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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


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The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


27 April 2007 Page 7


Franklin County Court Report from Page 6
LEMOS, ROBERTO A: Charged with no valid driver license. Cash
bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a
plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant paid $205.00
costs.
LINDSEY, DEBORAH: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked. Cash bond was $450.00. The defendant was not present
in court and bond was forfeited.
MARTIN, BOBBY C. JR: Charged with possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams. Defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail or pay bal-
ance of $642.60 costs. Jail time almost served.
MARTIN, BOBBY C. JR: Charged with DUI. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea
of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
MCCALPIN, JUSTIN E: Charged with littering over 15 pounds. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of guilty.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
(suspended upon payment of costs); $295.00 costs.
MCDANIEL, LISA E: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias.(war-
rant for arrest) was issued.
MCDOW, JEREMY T: Charged with leaving scene of accident with
property damage; driving while license suspended or revoked.
Arraignment continued to May 3, 2007.
MIMS, PATRICK R: Charged with DUI. Bond was $670.00. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Pre-
trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
MISTRY, KEVIN A: Charged with DUI. Bond was $1,000.00. A writ-
ten plea of not guilty was entered by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-
trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
MONTGOMERY, JESSICA: Charged with worthless check. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of no contest.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months pro-
bation.
MORALES, CARLOS: Charged with obstruction by disguise; no valid
driver license. Cash bond was $705.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not
guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
MURRY, SONYA: Charged with leaving scene of crash. The defen-
dant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public
defender was appointed. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
NELSON, ROBERT L: Charged 2 times with no saltwater products
license; no oyster harvesting license. Arraignment continued to May 3,
2007.
NICHOLS, DONNIE G: Charged with unmarked gill net;, possession
of net over 500 sq. ft; gill net in vessel under 22 feet; carriage of net
across state waters. State Attorney's Office to drop count 1, 2 and 3.
PACE, JONATHAN: Charged with no saltwater products license; no
oyster harvesting license. The defendant was fined $25.00 costs after
showing valid licenses.
PAGE, DANIEL L: Charged with possession of undersized oysters
(51%). The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of guilty.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
(suspended upon payment ofcosts); $295.00 costs.
PITTMAN,. PATRICK L: Charged with failure to pay park fee. Cash
bond was $315.00. The defendant was not present for court and bond
was forfeited.
POTEETE, PATRICK: Charged with possession less than 20 grams
cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $500.00. The
defendant was present in court and entered a plea of no contest.'
Adjudication withheld.,The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
(suspended upon payment of costs); $795.00 costs.
POWELL, SAUNDRA: Charged with possession of undersized oys-
ters (44%). Arraignment continued to May 3, 2007.
RAFFIELD, ASHLEY R: Charged with possession of undersized oys-
ters (46%). The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of
guilty. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days
in jail (suspended upon payment of costs); $190.00 costs.
RAMIREZ aka GARCIA, MAXIMINO: Charged with no valid driv-
er license. Cash bond was $205.00. The defendant was present in court
and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant
was charged $205.00 costs.
RICHARDS, CHRIS R: Charged with resisting officer without vio-
lence. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court and



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entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
RICHARDS, GLENN A: Charged with possession of undersized oys-
ters (34%). Arraignment continued to May 3, 2007.
RICKARDS, JOHN LOUIS: Charged with petit theft. Bond was
$500.00. The defendant was present in court, entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 6
months probation; restitution of victim; $250.00 costs.
RUSSELL, CHARLES F: Charged with battery. Defendant was incar-
cerated. A written plea of not guilty was entered. Pre-trial Conference
set for May 3, 2007.
RUSSELL, CIERRA N: Charged with no valid driver license. State
Attorney's Office to drop charge. Case Management continued to May
3, 2007.
RYBICKI, JOHN J: Charged with indecent exposure; resisting officer
without violence. Cash bond was $510.00. The defendant was not pres-
ent for court and bond was forfeited.
SANDERS, SARAH B: Charged with allow unauthorized person to
drive. State Attorney's Office to drop charge. Case Management contin-
ued to May 3, 2007.
SAPP, PAUL C: Charged with possession of undersized oysters (40%).
The defendant entered a plea of no contest on April 4, 2007.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant paid $190.00 costs.
SHERIDAN, FRANK E: Charged with worthless hecks. The defen-
dant entered plea on March 21, 2007. Defendant to pay $627.13 costs.
SHIVER, TAMMY H: Charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. State Attorney's Office to drop charge. Case Management
continued to May 3, 2007.
SIMMONS, BERNARD F: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
SINGLETON, JEREMY L: Charged with criminal mischief ($200 to
$1,000); disorderly intoxication. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Sherrie Barnes and entered a written plea of not guilty.
Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
SMITH, STEPHANIE: Charged with DUI. Defendant released on
own recognizance. A written plea of not guilty was entered by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
STEVENS, BENJAMIN: Charged with disorderly intoxication. Bond
was $500.00. Arraignment continued to May 3, 2007 by the Judge.
STRICKLAND, JAVELLE: Charged with possession of cannabis
under 20 grams. Bond was $2,500.0,0. A written plea of not guilty was
entered by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set for
May 3, 2007.
STRICKLAND, VICKI L: Charged with violation of domestic vio-
lence injunction x2. The defendant entered plea on March 26, 2007 to
count 1. The defendant was sentenced to 1 year probation. State
Attorney's Office dropped-count 2. Case Management continued to
May 3, 2007.
SUGGS, DARRELL: Charged with worthless checks. Cash bond was
$615.00. The defendant was not present for court and bond was forfeit-
ed.
SUGGS, KENNY E: Charged with possession of undersized oysters
(40%). The defendant entered a plea of no contest on April 4, 2007.
Adjudication withheld. Defendant paid fine of $190.00.
SULLIVAN, HENRY W: Charged with oystering in closed area. A
written plea of not guilty was entered. Non-jury Trial set for May 4,
2007.
SULLIVAN, LONNIE L: Charged with oystering in closed area. A
written plea of not guilty was entered. Non-jury Trial set for May 4,
2007.
TAYLOR, ROBERT II: Charged with DUI. Cash bond was $500.00.
The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty:
Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
THOMAS, KI ZM N: ChargeJd with domesticbattery. The defen-
dantwas.present in court and4,entered, plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
THOMPSON, JAMES W: Charged with expired tag more than 6
months; driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not
guilty. Non-jury Trial set for May 4, 2007.
THOMPSON, MARVIS H: Charged with possession less than 20
grams cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was
$1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a'plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set
for May 3, 2007.
TIPTON, ELSIE D: Charged with sell, serve, or give alcohol to a
minor. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court. Case
Management continued to May 3, 2007.




CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date,of this Notice 3/10/07 Invoice No. 13155
Description of Vehicle: Make Jeep Model UT Color Green
Tag No.No Tag Year 1989 State FL VinNo. 1J4FJ27L5KL602391

To Owner. Cheryl Oscor Sanders To Lien Holder-
4901 Jeff Sanders Rd.
Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/01/07 at the request of FCSO that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $ 353.40 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/07/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971


Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219



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TORRES, ERIC G: Charged with attaching tag not assigned; no valid
driver license. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant
was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial
Conference set for May 3, 2007.
USSERY, TIMOTHY: Charged with DUI. Cash bond was $670.00.
The defendant was represented in court by his attorney who entered a
plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set for May 3, 2007.
VINCENTE, ANGEL: Charged with no valid driver license. The
defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued.
WALKER, DAVID J: Charged with DUI. Bond was $2,500.00. The
defendant entered a plea (in absentia) of no contest to the lesser reck-
less driving and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to
6 months probation; DUI school; alcohol evaluation and counseling;
75 hours community service work; no alcohol, random tests; curfew
6pm to 6am; $350.00 costs.
WANNALL, WAYNE Q: Charged with DUI; possession alcoholic
beverage by a minor. Cash bond was $300.00. A written plea of not
guilty was entered by Attorney James Banks. Pre-trial Conference set
for May 3, 2007.
WILLIAMS, DI'TANZELA: Charged with battery. Bond was
$500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-trial Conference set
for May 3, 2007.
WILSON, DAKOTA: Charged with domestic battery. Bond was
$750.00. Defendant entered into Deferred Prosecutor Agreement for 12
months. Case Management continued to April, 2008.
ZELIFF, JOHN R: Charged with fail to pay park fee. Arraignment
continued to May 3, 2007.

CIVIL INFRACTIONS
BABAKHIN, ALEXANDRE: Citation issued for improper/insuffi-
cient safety equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
BEVIS, LUCAS T: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing license.
Offender paid $7.50 civil penalty after valid license was shown.
BUTLER, ROBBIE D: Citation issued for improper/insufficient saf6:&
ty equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
DELLE-POALI, MICHAEL: Citation issued for no hunter orange.
Offender paid $55.00 civil penalty.
FUENTES, MICHAEL: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing
license. Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
GLISSON, ROGER A: Citation issued for no resident fishing license.
Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
LOVE, ROBERT H: Citation issued for expired boat registration..
Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
LYNK, BRUCE M: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing license.
Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
PACE, JONATHAN G: Citation issued for improper/insufficient safe-
ty equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.
PARKER, JESSE W: Citation issued for no saltwater fishing license.
Offender paid $68.50 civil penalty.
QUICK, AL: Citation issued for dumping less than 15 lbs. Offender.
paid $50.00 civil penalty.
SHIVER, JAMIE L: Citation issued for improper/insufficient safety
equipment or lights. Offender paid $61.00 civil penalty.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/16/07 Invoice No. 14162
Description ofVehicle: Make Ford Model Windstar Color Red
TagNo.I98WMY Year 1995 StateFL VinNo. 2FMDA5149SBC18898

To Owner. Jorge M. Monrroy To Lien Holder-
23955 NE M.W. Eldridge Rd.
i' ountstown, FL 32424


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/16/07 at the request of Church of God that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed claim a lien for towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be
sold after 35 days from the date of impound free of prior liens. Payment
by the above date of notice in the amount $ 170.00 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/21/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/12/07 Invoice No. 13170
Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model Sentra Color Black
Tag No.F492DK Year 1994 Stlate FL Vin No. 1N4EB31P8RC705949

To Owner Jaun Mendieta-Velazquez To Lien Holder
1719 Americanna Blvd. #28A
Orlando, FL 32839


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/06/07 at the request of FCSO that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed claim a lien for towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be
sold after 35 days from the date of impound free of prior liens. Payment
by the above date of notice in the amount $ 244.50 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/10/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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







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Financial
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Rates are still Great! Get Out of
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COLORADO RANCH SALE 35
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views. All utilities, surveyed.
Financing available. Call owner
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LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
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North Georgia Mountain Prop-
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635-6461 or to see entire book, visit
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Steel Buildings
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Straight Wall Commercial Grade.
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Garages, Shops, Strip Malls,
Warehouses, Mini-Storages, etc.
Factory Erection Available. (800)
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Regional or National
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Regions: North, South, Central
Total Circulation: 2.2 Million


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/19/07 Invoice No. 13192
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevrolet Model Blazer Color Brown
TagNo.H87FC Year 1997 State FL VinNo. 1GNDT13W8VK122042

To Owner Mario Antonio Lane To Lien Holder
129 Avenue M
Apalachicola, FL 32320


You and each.of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/14/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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. Payent
by the above date of notice in the amount $ 442.50 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/18/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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





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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/16/07 Invoice No. 13185
Description of Vehicle: Make Honda Model Civic Color Green
Tag No.NoTag Year 1997 State FL VinNo. 2HGEJ6576VH559245

To Owner Joseph Dudley To Lien Holder
222 SeagravesDr.,
Athens; GA 30605



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/12/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed 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 $ 303.90 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 5/17/07 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
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 4/16/07 Invoice No. 13163
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Explorer Color'Red
TagNo.H88CHD Year 1998 State FL VinNo, 1FMZU34EXWUC04708

To Owner James L. Thompson To Lien Holder Gulf State Bank
P.O. Box 587 P.O. Box GG
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vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
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by the above date of notice in the amount $ 303.90 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 per day from the date
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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

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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.
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FSU Panama City Faculty

Recognized

Florida State University Faculty Award Ceremony

Florida State University presented the annual University Faculty
Awards to recognize faculty for excellence in teaching at a ceremony
held April 9 in Tallahassee, FL. Among the winners were two from
FSU Panama City.

Billy Michael Barbour, College of Nursing, University
Undergraduate Teaching Award

Barbour was one of 20 award recipients in the teaching category.
Recipients must be outstanding in the many aspects of teaching. This is
a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and
alumni. Barbour received a $2,000 award.

T.K. Wetherell, president of FSU, presented the award as Larry Abele,
provost, read remarks that were made by students about Barbour.

"[Barbour] is an inspiration professionally and personally," one student
said, "He is the top example of excellence in teaching." Other students
commented that Barbour "sets the bar high to prepare you for graduate
school." Another student said, "He is student-oriented and passionate
about the material."

"Hearing student comments as the award was presented was extremely
moving," Barbour said, "It was an award of the highest honor."

Jeanne Dexter, College of Business, University Advising
Award

Dexter received the first advising award presented to an FSU Panama
City faculty member. Four such awards were presented by the presi-
dent during the ceremony. Recipients 'of University Advising Awards
have been nominated by students who were beneficiaries of their serv-
ices. These individuals dedicate their time to insuring that students
receive the best possible advice related to their courses and their career
choices. Dexter also received a $2,000 award.

Student remarks made about Dexter were, "Dr. Dexter is very loyal to
FSU and truly cares about her students. She has made my return to
education a more comfortable and enjoyable experience." "Dr. Dexter
is an informative advisor. She makes college interesting and fun."


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Page 10 27 April 2007


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Porthaven from Page 4
the increased density was too
high. "Fifteen is too high. We
need to go for a lower number;
we need to work on that," he
said. He was followed by another
seafood worker who expressed
concerns that there would be no
place for the workboats to tie up
their boats. Bruce Millender, one
of the Project investors, then
asked if he could be allowed to
address those issues. His request
was granted.

Bruce Millender
"I've been here six generations.
I'm involved with this project and
I really want to see the seafood
industry stay there. This is all pri-
vate land now and I would like to
see a thousand to twelve hundred
foot stay as open area and we
have designed places for the boats
to launch and recover and tie up
and that is going to be written
into the plan. That plan can't be
changed. That is our heritage and
my life's dream is to be able to
keep that heritage in Franklin
County alive. Eastpoint is home
to me. I got kids and I got grand
kids ... I'd like to be able to say
that I helped to save that water-
front. That waterfront is private
land and it will be developed. But
with this plan we can make sure
that that waterfront will always
belong to the people of
Eastpoint." More applause.

Jean Creamer
"My name is Jean Creamer. I am
from ... Eastpoint. I am right
across the road from where every-
thing is supposed to be devel-
oped. I do not agree with it at all.
I don't want any part of it there
because everybody doesn't realize
... you all need to go and look
around. I have been to South
Carolina, Savanna Georgia ...
and this is not for the seafood
man at all. It is for all the other
people who have plenty of
money. There is not one person
around here that can afford
$400,000 for a place off the regu-
lar minimum wages that every-
one makes around here. There is
nobody that can afford that.
Everybody is leaving now even
my kids because they can not
afford a piece of property at
Franklin County anymore. That.
is sad. We have been here for
years and years and years. It is
not right for some development
to come in here and take it all
away from everybody and make
everybody move as soon as they
get their places paid for and ready
to go. Eastpoint is history for the
working man who works on
Catpoint ..." Ms. Creamer point-
ed out that even paving the roads
helps to pollute the Bay.
"Everybody comes here to eat
seafood-fresh seafood-they
are not going to get it anymore."


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Ms. Creamer received a few yelps
and hollers but a rather subdued
and sporadic response.

Carolina Laurie
The next woman to speak,
Carolina Laurie, was also against
the program. She had been a
school teacher all her life. Her
main contention was that the
promised new jobs touted to pay
$28,000 on the average were not
good enough in today's modern
world of escalating costs, stan-
dard of living and rising pay-
checks. "This isn't going to do it
folks," she warned. She pointed
out that most. of the jobs that
were being offered would not
have health insurance and med-
ical coverage, nor would they
provide security in old age or
even a successful income in
today's world. She wanted to
know how much money the
sponsors of this project were put-
ting aside for job training for the
people who are going to run these
businesses and work in these
establishments. "How much
money have they earmarked for
training your children so that
they can enjoy this Eastpoint
development? They sure can't
afford to live there on $350 a
week." Her concern was for the
training, education, and opportu-
nities for the people living here
and their children as opposed to
new jobs for new people.
The applause was modest.

Frank Venable
The next gentleman, Frank
Venable, was also against the
project. "Anyone has the right to
sell their property to anyone that
they want to. But the person who


buys that property does not have
the right to develop it any way
that he wants to."
Mr. Venable's 'first concern was
with the density and the changing
of the Comp Plan. He was also
troubled by over-development
along the coast of Florida and
mentioned nearby areas to
emphasize his point. He pointed
out that overdevelopment had left
many properties unsold and had
only served to add increases in
storm water runoff. "More peo-
ple means more pollution," he
warned. He felt that bayside
development was threatening to
water quality. He supported the
notion that any jobs created
would not benefit those living
here now. He went so far as to
claim that the new jobs would not
even surpass the old jobs tradi-
tionally provided by the seafood
industry. He was convinced that
local people would rot be trained
for any of the better jobs that
might be made available by the
project and that all these jobs
would be filled by "out-of-town-
ers". He also claimed that
Franklin County had the third
highest employment rate in the
state and he wondered where the
workers would come from to fill
the slots for the 600 jobs that were
coming to the area. He doubted
the accuracy of the proposed
number of jobs altogether. He
was concerned with the inade-
quacy of the fire department.
People from the audience began
complaining and speaking out
from their seats that this gentle-
man was over his speaking time
limit. They wanted him to sit
down. The rumble erupted into a
roar as people began shouting
that this man's time was up. The


roar and rumble persisted until
the chairman was forced to bang
his gavel.
"Okay, hold on here," commis-
sioner Crofton shouted. He
advised the speaker to continue
but to sum up his arguments.
The gentleman then made a state-
ment about wetland infringe-
ments and this brought the pro-
gram sponsors to their feet. They
asked the Board if they would be
allowed to counter the gentle-
man's remarks. Mr. Crofton
avoided the confrontation by stat-
ing that the statement made was
rhetorical and that a reply was
not necessary. Mr. Venable then
,mentioned a pond in the area and
an argument ensued between the
speaker and members of the
audience as to the existence of
such a pond. The Chairman then
had to chastise the speaker and
the members from the audience
for not directing their comments
to the Board.
"I don't want any arguing among
the people out here," Mr. Crofton
admonished. "You are here to
provide the Board with informa-
tion so that the Board will be able
to make a decision. That is the
reason that we are here. Anything
else is counter-productive."
Mr. Venable then summed up his
arguments which were to go by
the rules as established and make
no changes to the Comp Plan-
thus denying the Proposed
Project.
Before he had completed his
statements the crowd shouted
him down once again and when
he finally went to his seat there
was an eruption of applause.
Whether the applause was in
favor of his speech or in response
to his sitting down would be a
judgment on the part of the lis-
tener.

Bonnie Segree
Ms. Segree was in favor of the
project. "It is time for Eastpoint
to have something!" she said and
the room bust into applause and
cheers. "We' have been the ugly
stepsister ever since this place has
been a County ... We need to be
developed. We need to get rid of
that ugly stuff on the waterfront
and this Project will not hurt the
Bay ... Oystering is not like it
used to be. I used to love to shuck
oysters and it was a good job. But
I would like to see things happen
in Eastpoint ... Why can't we
have something in Eastpoint that
will benefit the community." She
told the Board that she had
worked on improving the literacy
in Franklin County for over
twelve years and that if people
were leaving Franklin County
they were leaving because they
wanted to-not because anyone


was forcing them to.
"The state has regulated the
seafood industry to death. The
state has regulated one thing after
another and another. They are
the ones that are taking away
your rights." Ms. Segree then
talked to the instability of the
seafood business. She talked of
the hurricanes and the storms
and the shutdowns, and the natu-
ral hardships involved in that
industry. "Times are changing
and we have. got to change with
the time. There is nothing here
that is going to hurt the Bay and
we can have the best of both
worlds. I just don't see the prob-
lem, myself."
The speakers went on and on and
the pro and the cons were evenly
divided. Billy Dalton, Caty
Greene, Dave McLain (River
Keeper), Bruce Rotella, Curtis
Nowling, Richard Harper
(Concerned Citizens of Franklin
County), Willard Vinson (ex-
commissioner), Andy Smith
(River Keeper) and others spoke
against the Project. Bonnie
Segree, Donna Shiver, Joyce
Estes, Duey Shiver (retired oyster
dealer) Rene' Griffin, Lynn
Martina (oyster dealer), Abbie
Shiver (business owner), Paula
Lombardi (business owner) and
others spoke in favor of the
Project.
Most of the arguments were a
repetition of what came before
but with a different emphasis, or
a more or less colorful or plain
style on the part of the speaker.
One could really not look into the
faces in the audience and deter-
mine who would be in favor and
who would be opposed. There
were oystermen who were
against the Project and there were
oystermen who were in favor of
the Project; there were business
people for the Project and busi-
ness people against; there were
old-timers who said yea and old-
timers who said nae.
One lady came with a manual on
Development and she read a
paragraph she thought pertinent.
It was in criticism of communi-
ties around the country who were
turning to tourism as a viable
economic plan for their future.
Another lady bemoaned the fact
that for year, after year, after year
development projects had been
turned down in Eastpoint and the
County with the Bay being used
as the excuse.
There were local environmental
organizations who spoke against
the Project while representatives
from other organizations spoke in
favor. If I had to venture a guess,
I would say that there were more
people in attendance that were in
favor than who were opposed-
but I couldn't really say for sure.


The big question though was
whether the Board was in.favor or
opposed. I was not sure. There
were people in the audience who
thought they knew but nobody
was sure. Once again as with the
Phoenix Harbor PUD decision
when the time came for someone
on the Board to put forward a
motion all the Board members
suddenly found that they had left
a shoe untied or there was a spot
on their tie or dress-nobody'
wanted to be first to suggest any-
thing. As the silence grew people
in the audience began to shout for
Mr. Crofton to pass the gavel-
and finally he did. The crowd
erupted. They applauded and
cheered. For a moment it felt like
the Babe or Ted Williams had
stepped to the plate in the last of
the ninth with the bases loaded.
Would he smack it out of the
park, slam a base hit, bunt or
strike out?
"I have never done that before
and I really don't like doing it,"
said Mr. Crofton. "I will make
the motion that we approve the
project but at 12 units per acre ...
and in 8.10 that we have not
talked about-change the high
density in the Eastpoint USA to
no more than 3% of the area out-
side the Coastal High Hazard
Zone and I submit that as a
motion ..."
Mr. Lockley who had received
the gavel then repeated Mr.
Crofton's motion and asked if
there was a second. There was
silence and the silence continued
until the crowd began to rumble.
As the Board sat in silence the
audience began to speak out and
shout for someone to second the
motion. "There is another elec-
tion coming up," one lady shout-
ed in a threatening tone.
"Okay, the motion dies for the
lack of a second," said Mr.
Lockley.
People began to rise from their
seats. Many were grumbling and
taking about the next election.
Then when everyone thought
that it was over one of the Project
developers stepped back up to the
podium and made a request.
"Mr. Chairman or Mr. Crofton
will you make a motion for 10
units per acre?" A few members
of the audience stopped in their
tracks and began to speak out to
the Board once again.
"Okay, I'm going to make anoth-
er motion for 10 units per acre
and in those 3 places under 8.8
and.the 3% of the area in 8.10."
Mr. Parrish immediately second-
ed Mr. Crofton's new motion and
the crowd erupted into cheers,
whistles, and screams of
approval. The motion was then
approved unanimously by the
remainder of the Board mem-
bers.'


CONCERNED CITIZENS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, INC.


BAD NEWS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY TAXPAYERS


BAD NEWS:

Franklin County is exempt from the proposed rollback in property taxes in Florida. That's because, with our limited taxable
property, one mill of taxation here raises no more than $5 million in revenue.

THERE'S MORE:

Our County Commissioners have given no indication that they hear the howl of protest against high property taxes and out-
of-control county spending. They smugly say they will take care of spending our money when they feel like it. Given their
history, that is why we're concerned.

THE SOLUTION:

Franklin County citizens must be heard. The budget process is just underway. We must demand that the County
Commissioners sign the pledge to lower spending and then tell county department heads to lower spending in their budgets.

OUR VIEW:

The Concerned Citizens have a proposal.

Roll back county spending to 2001 levels.
Cap spending growth to inflation or 3%, whichever is less.
Establish fair and consistent appraisals of property values and rollback appraisals to fair valuation levels.
Ensure that only a majority vote can overcome these limitations.
Ensure that department heads use zero-based budgeting.

WHAT TO DO:

Tell your County Commissioner rollback spending and create fair appraisals. Attend Commission meetings and speak out.
And, contact them at:

Chairman Russell Crofton: 927-4143; gcrofton()hotmail.com
Commissioner Bevin Putnal: 697-3719
Commissioner Noah Lockley: 653-5481
Commissioner Smokey Parrish: 653-8790; wardshrimphouse@yahoo.com
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders: 697-2534; csanders@gtcom.net


TOGETHER, WE WILL BE A COHESIVE VOICE THAT WILL BE HEARD!

THE CONCERNED CITIZENS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, INC. P.O. BOX 990 EASTPOINT, FLORIDA 32328

PHONE: 850-653-5571 EMAIL: ABetterFranklin@hotmail.com


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