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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 43 50 CENTS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 3ASee Levy Life page 1BSee Section C See page 4AThe Ferrymans Daughter A Suwannee River StoryWilliston Yankees AA team wins tournament And a trophy for Justin Read them for yourself Minutes for February and March, 2012 for BoCC, Bronson, Williston, and Chie and. Was the Early Church Communist?Citrus Port Authority Chooses Pa. Firm for Feasibility Study e Citrus County Port Authority board members met Tuesday, April 17, for a public meeting to hear port feasibility presentations from the six rms that were shortlisted from the original nine rms. Port Director Brad orpe started the meeting by stating the procedures which board members will follow in lling out a ranking sheet. He also explained the process that will be followed during the question and answer allotted time. Each rm received 50 minutes to show their presentations to the board which also included a question and answer session. e public was also allowed to ask the board any questions after each presentation. e morning session included presentations from BEA (Miami), Gulf Engineers and Consultants (Baton Rouge, LA), and Hanson Professional Services (Spring eld, IL). Afternoon sessions included Martin Associates (Lancaster, PA), TransSystems (Jacksonville), and Vickerman & Associates, Inc. (Virginia). Board members were all very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism by all six rms and learned a great deal about ports interconnectivity, the shifting of trade patterns, and components that make up a successful port project.After hearing all six presentations, board members, through an open ballot process, ranked the rms 1-10. Martin Associates was selected by a calculated tally of all ve ballots. Vickerman & Associates was the second ranked rm. e meeting concluded with board members directing sta to begin negotiations of a scope of services for development of the feasibility study of Port Citrus. e experts believe the feasibility study can be conducted between 3-6 months. According to the Citrus Port Authority website if this feasibility study comes back and says Port Citrus is not viable, continuation of this project is doubtful. Upon completion of the feasibility study and the viability of the project, the Port Authority will seek out port developers / investors to fund the installation of infrastructure such as water and sewer lines to serve port based industries. Tari s and fees will be collected from the users of the port and these funds will be used to repay the developer and fund future improvements. Active seaports in Florida are self-funding and do not draw upon taxes. e Citrus County Port Authority will operate in the same fashion. ere are no plans to dredge the canal. Development of the port will be directed to those companies that utilize vessels or barges that can safely navigate within the current depth of 12 to 15 ft. is depth will not accommodate cruise ships or other large and deep draft vessels such as the post Panamax ships. e predominant clients will likely be barge based operations. ere are currently no wetlands in the canal. One of the primary advantages of this location is that the canal already exists and runs out into the gulf to deep water. Development of the port is expected to occur west of the US 19 bridge. Likely businesses at the Port will include: Dry bulk such as limestone and aggregate; Break bulk such as timber and timber products; Alternative fuels the close proximity to the PEF Power Complex makes the port a viable host to alternative fuel production; Regional supply distribution operators (those that supply core consumables such as fuel); Non-cargo markets such as boat repair yards, barge repair / restoration, commercial shing and charter boat operations. Suwannee River Water Management District Acting Executive Director Charlie Houder and District Governmental A airs Director Steve Minnis attended the City of Fanning Springs Groundbreaking Ceremony for the citys wastewater collection system on April 17. e District provided the City of Fanning Springs $263,000 to assist in purchasing 23.27 acres of land for a wastewater treatment plant and spray eld. e plant will provide service to Fanning Springs in both Gilchrist and Levy counties. Currently, residents and others in the area utilize septic tanks. e District is proud to be one of the citys partners in a project that will remove excess nutrients from Fanning Springs and the Suwannee River, Houder said. In phase II of the project, the city will upgrade the plant with the ability to produce, store, and transmit reclaimed water to be reused by a local farmer for irrigation to o set groundwater withdrawals. e District will provide up to $400,000 on a reimbursement basis to the city for the necessary upgrades to treat wastewater to meet public access reuse standards. We are extremely grateful that the District has come along side us to help us with project; they have been instrumental in moving the project forward, said City of Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola. information from Suwannee River Water Management District Wastewater Treatment Plant O cially On Its Way in Fanning SpringsSRWMD Evaluating Need to Implement Mandatory Water Restrictions All water users within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) are urged to curb any unnecessary uses of water in response to the ongoing drought. e 12 months ending in March were the driest since 1932; and the rainfall de cit, now at 15.7 inches, continues to take its toll on rivers, springs, and groundwater levels. By the middle of April ows at all Suwannee River gages fell back to the lowest 10 percent of ows, with many gages setting new low ows for the time of year. Seventy percent of groundwater monitor wells reported record low levels for March and nine wells reported all-time lows, including a well with data beginning in 1948. e low groundwater levels resulted in low ow in springs across the area. In most areas in our District groundwater levels are near or below those seen in the 2002 drought, which until this past year was the worst drought on record in terms of groundwater, said Megan Wetherington, District senior professional engineer. e lowest ow on record was recorded at Poe Springs, and Levy Blue Spring currently is no longer owing, Wetherington added. Manatee and Fanning springs are also low. Wetherington said there is little chance of the District coming out of the drought in the next several months, short of an unusual weather event or tropical system. e National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center predicts the drought to persist or intensify in most parts of the southeast in the coming months. We have entered the dry season, and what rainfall we typically get is less e ective in terms of groundwater recharge because of losses to heat and vegetation, Wetherington said. We can expect to see the rivers set new lows by June, as well as further decreases in spring ows if we dont get some help from the weather. Jon Dinges, District director of Water Supply and Resource Management, said residents and others within the District are under mandatory limits on lawn and landscape irrigation and water use permit holders are required to implement water conservation plans. However, during these drought conditions, the District may need to put in place additional measures to reduce demands on water supplies. District sta is evaluating the need to require mandatory water use restrictions for all users in response to long-term drought conditions that continue to worsen. ere is a need for everyone to reduce water use, said District Acting Executive Director Charlie Houder. We will continue to monitor hydrologic conditions closely and will prepare to declare a water shortage order if conditions do not improve quickly. Under the water shortage order, restrictions, and some exemptions, would apply to residential, agriculture, commercial, and industrial users. Water shortage restrictions are intended to reduce the demand on water supplies during drought. Once drought conditions have improved, the District would remove the restrictions. For now, a water shortage advisory is in e ect, which urges all users to eliminate unnecessary uses of water. From left, Cheryl Nekola, Fanning Springs mayor; Barbara Locke, city councilwoman; Rod Quainton United States Department of Agriculture director-Ocala; Bob Kerr, city councilman; Stoney Smith, city councilman; Charlie Houder, District acting executive director; Joe Mittauer, Mittauer & Associates engineer; and Doyle Frierson, Fanning Springs utilities operator. Photo courtesy of SRWMD Levy Blue Spring Park on April 13. Photo courtesy of SRWMD Manatee Springs on April 13. Photo courtesy of SRWMD
The Levy County Journal2AApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 MCINTOSH, JUSTIN W INGLIS WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT 914 DOLLARS CASH PURGE ROGERS, HESTER OLD TOWN VOP PETIT THEFT NO BOND SIMMONS, DONALD JEAN JR GAINESVILLE VOP POSS MARIJUANA NO BOND BAKER, STEPHEN M INGLIS FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $2,000 BONDBray, Charles Rowland, 54, of Inglis: BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED. Coley, Elizabeth Kelly, 18, of Chie and: LOITERING OR PROWLING. Derber, Dale, 58, of Newberry: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE OF $1,000 OR MORE. Donald, Travis, 23, of Chie and: SALE OF SCHEDULE I MARIJUANA; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL, MANUFACTURE, DELIVER SCH I, III OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II COCAINE TO DISTRIBUTE; SALE OF SCH II COCAINE WITHIN 1000 FEET OF PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS. Du Dana Marie, 25, of Zolfo Springs: VOP x 3. Flanders, Dezmon Jovan, 21, of Cross City: PASSING A FORGED/ALTERED INSTRUMENT. Garris, Rodney, 44: TRESPASSING, FAILURE TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNER; DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Grizzle, James Edward, 39, of Inglis: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER. Herndon, Tammy, 42: TRESPASSING, FAILURE TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNER; DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Lawrence, Zachary Edward, 22, of Lake Placid: VOP. Llorens, Donna, 29, of Bronson: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Marmolejos, Manuel, 20, of Tampa: POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Meeks, William Anthony, 46, of Williston: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Nunez, Manuel, 19, of Plant City: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Pate, Christopher Cody, 27, of Trenton: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2ND OFFENSE. Phrampus, Kurt L., 43, of Chie and: Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most Wanted Complete and clip this coupon and send it with a check, money order, or credit card information to PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644 Yearly subscription prices are as follows: $25/year for subscribers in Levy County $30/year for subscribers in Florida; $35/year for subscribers outside FloridaName: _____________________________________________ Daytime Phone________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ City:_________________________State__ __ Zip ___________ VISA MASTERCARD Card Number:______________________Expiration Date: ________ Security Code (3-digit number on back): _____If you decide after four weeks delivery that you no longer want to receive the Journal, just call or write to us no later than Tuesday at least one week before the expiration of your subscription. Offer is good only for a 12-month subscription paid on or before the expiration of the free rst month. Please include the promo code in your request for cancellation. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County Service Jacks Land e Levy County Sheri s O ce has been busy this past week on the trail of one man, 58-year-old Dale Harvey Derber. Derber had been renting a room at the Suwannee River Motel on NW Hwy 19 where Deputy Willie Barnes and K-9 Taz were responding to a disturbance call on Saturday April 21. Deputy Barnes spoke with the owner of the motel who stated that Derber had been there for ve months but on this night she heard a loud noise in Room 11. About 2:30 in the morning Derber had ripped out the plumbing in the room, ooding it and causing over $1,000 in damage. He then left the room banging on the doors of other tenants, waking them up. Deputy Barnes located Derber on Hwy 19 and arrested him for felony criminal mischief. Derber bonded out on April 22. A statewide o cer alert BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued on April 23 to law enforcement to use extreme caution when dealing with Derber as he is known to carry multiple weapons and stun guns. On Tuesday April 24, at 4:45 in the morning, Deputy Ella Anderson was doing a security check at the Levy County Sheri s O ce when she noticed the gate to the gun range was open. Deputy Anderson began investigating and noticed a vehicle backed up inside the Sheri s O ce Gun Range with the headlights o Further investigation by Deputy Anderson revealed that Derber was sitting in the vehicle and had four candles burning on the dash. Deputy Anderson drew her service weapon and ordered Derber out of his vehicle. Derber was arrested without incident and inside the vehicle a billy club and ve knives were found. When questioned why he was on the Sheri s O ce gun range, Derber stated that he was going to put in an application with the Sheri s O ce. Derber was arrested for trespassing and possession of a concealed weapon. He was not given an application for a job. information provided by the Levy County Sheri s O ceWanna Be Police O cer Arrested Twice This Week Tampa Man Arrested for Illegal Use of Gas MaskDeputy Matthew King noticed a white Honda CRV on the side of the road in Chie and on Saturday April 21 so he stopped to give assistance to the motorist. Once Deputy King made contact with the driver, 20-yearold Manuel Alejandro Marmolejos of Tampa, King noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputy King questioned Marmolejos asking if he had anything in the car that was illegal. Marmolejos replied, No. Deputy King explained that he could smell the odor of marijuana which led to Marmolejos producing a gas mask with a pipe attached. Marmolejos stated that he used the gas mask and pipe to smoke marijuana. Tests on the residue in the gas mask proved positive for marijuana. Marmolejos was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Levy County Jail. information provided by the Levy County Sheri s O ce Deputy Willie Barnes and his K-9 partner, Taz, responded to a burglary in progress call at a Chie and residence on NW 135 Lane, Saturday April 21, after a witness called the Levy County Sheri s O ce stating there was a light on inside the residence about 10 p.m. After arrival at the residence, Deputy Barnes noticed that the back door had been pried open and it was unknown if the subject was still inside the house. Deputy Barnes announced two times that he was there and K-9 Taz would be entering the residence. After releasing Taz inside, the K-9 cleared the residence and began tracking from the back door. K-9 Taz located 43-year-old Kurt Leonard Phrampus of Chie and hiding behind a shed. K-9 Taz apprehended Phrampus who started ghting the Sheri s K-9. Phrampus was bit in the chest and hands when Phrampus attempted to choke K-9 Taz. Phrampus was arrested in possession of stolen jewelry for burglary, petit theft, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence. Phrampus was transported to Tri County Hospital where he was treated and released from medical care. Phrampus is currently in the Levy County Jail with a $130,000 bond. information provided by the Levy County Sheri s O ceK-9 Taz Apprehends Burglar BURGLARY OF OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE OF $200 AND UNDER; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 LESS THAN $300; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Rains, Samuel Garrett, 28, of Cedar Key: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; FAILURE TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHICLE. Ramirez-Montiel, Ivan, 30, of Gri n, Ga.: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Smith, Sean, 25, of Chie and: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Standridge, Shaun Lenly, 37, of Williston: DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED/ REVOKED LICENSE. ompson, Kelvin Lamont, 32, of Williston: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Wilds, Dawn Ellise, 41: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE. Wilkinson, George Freeman, 34, of Trenton: VOP. Williams, Michele, 42, of Archer: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE x 2 Working, Jay omas, 20, of Old Town: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY.
The Levy County Journal 3AApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyThe Ferrymans Daughter A Suwannee River StoryIn the afternoon dusk a delivery wagon came up the sandy road toward the river landing. It rst appeared as a speck in the distance, far down the broad furrow running deep into the darkening piney woods to the town of Bell. at is how the girl, Bess, saw the wagon rst. She was looking up from the hopscotch pattern shed just laid out with a long stick in the center of the road above the ferry landing. en shed broken o an end of the stick and used that to toss from square to square to mark her game. Barefooted in overalls rolled to her knees and lithe as a pixie, she hopped on one foot, landing then with both on vertical squares to hop again, completing each sequence of jumps with acrobatic ease. Bess looked up from her safe square on concluding each sequence to see the wagon coming nearer. Down on the broad river behind her, a man named Hoke was tied up at the ferry untangling his trotlines spread across his at-bottomed ski Hoke was a cat sh and turtle sherman who looked like a cross between the two. He had a long leathery neck and a round head bald and brown as an onion. Beneath his little at nose was a pencil-thin mustache as much a match with cat sh whiskers as a man could make. Hed looked up twice to watch the girl hopping and landing squarely in her game. Bess completed the seventh when she saw clearly a mule pulling the covered delivery wagon. A man in a white suit sat before the van at the reins. She could hear him urging the tired mule on in the soft sand of the road. Bess made two more rounds of jumps and waited then as the wagon came up. e driver wore a broad brimmed hat. He spoke from behind a thick mustache and asked if the ferryman was nearby. at was Besss father, whom everyone including those considerably older than he called Old Pridgeon. Ol Pridgeon, theyd say. A squat, moonfaced fellow who wore a small straw hat smashed down on his balding head, Pridgeon kept a constant drool of tobacco juice at the corner of his mouth. He took as partial pay from the county the lease of his familys residence there on the high blu above the Suwannee. Hoke was coming up from the landing with his hands behind him, lodged deep in his back pockets. Hell be out directly, the girl answered up to the driver with a glance back at the sun-bleached shanty behind her. But he dont pull the ferry come sundown. Hoke spoke up, Sun get behind them trees across the river yonder, hes done fer the day, is what Ol Pridgeon say. Before the wagons driver could complete his suggestion that the ferryman might be persuaded otherwise, Pridgeon was coming out of the house pulling up his suspenders over a washed-out red undershirt. Shocks of graying hair stuck out on either side of his balding head like a billy goats ears. His voice, high-pitched and emanating from somewhere back in his throat, cracked as he came. You not wantin to cross tonight is you, fella? he called out coming across the sandy yard. We dont run dark, at hour afore sundown is bout it. Double your usual wont do it? the driver asked in a pleasant baritone. Whew-eee! Hoke enthused. Pridgeon scratched his head, as if giving the o er genuine contemplation. en he rapidly announced, Reckon not, Mister. Gov-ment has its rules same as anybody else. I pay in gold coin, sir. Whoa now, you sho make it hard on a man dont-cha, brother? You must have somethin in yonder that will get spoilt or somethin! Bess had walked around to the rear of the wagon whose van had a stable-type back door that was opened and latched back halfway up. A small shadow instantly shrank back inside as Bess approached. Always a curious child (her curiosity often exceeding her fear), Bess mounted the metal step. Ol Pridgeon was saying loudly, You can make camp yonder on the blu by the landing. eres rewood split for travelers come the cold or dark. We does do that fer ya. Come daylight, well raise the cable. Bess peered up from the rear step into the enclosed van. From the shadowy interior were two small eyes peering back. Bess gasped, grasping the doors metal latch guard to steady herself, both her small hands gripping tightly. e girl before her judging by her wide, dark eyes was not much older than she. Perhaps of an age between her and her sister, Emma, almost three years older. It was di cult to tell. e girls head was covered, as was her face beneath her small nose. She looked to be wrapped in a white sheet. Bess saw better then that the girl wore a headdress with a veil and a long gown made of sheeting. One of her hands was also wrapped. What are you? Bess asked in a loud whisper edged both by wonder and fear. Some kind of princess or ghost or somethin? Pridgeons voice cracked behind her like a whip. Come out from back yonder, gal. en Bess saw the man, an older gentleman sitting in a chair deeper in the van. He was dressed in a loose- tting suit but his head and face, too, were nearly covered. His hands and feet were wrapped in the same sheeting of which the girls gown was made. Bess rocked back at the eerie spectacle and let go of the latch. A hand grabbed her shoulder and she let out a shriek. It was Pridgeon. Whats got into you, gal? Get back from there! e driver was immediately at Pridgeons shoulder, and called out plaintively, Please, if you will be so kind? is Poppa, theres ghost people in there! Bess blurted out. Hoke appeared over Pridgeons shoulder, What kinda people? In rmed people, the driver insisted. In rmed. What infarmed? Pridgeon asked perplexed in the glooming, warily gazing up to the gaping darkness of the van door. I recollect you comin through las week. You didnt say nothin bout no ailing people or such rot there! His daughters shriek had brought her sister and mother hurrying from the house. All at once a swarm of questions made a buzz around the back of the wagon. e driver braced his back to the wagons door. Hokes nervous prattle hovered above the rest. I am a doctor! the driver announced loudly. en, more softly as Hoke and the Pridgeons quieted themselves, I am a doctor. ese pitiful people here are, I assure you, of no threat to you whatsoever. We are on our way to Louisiana. Straight to Carville and the in rmary there. Just let us pass in peace. I know who them is, Ida Mae Pridgeon declared, clutching her two daughters. em is night people from over there round Sant Springs! I heard of um. Leper people, just like them cursed ones in the Bible. ats whats out there to Carville! Good Lord have mercy! Hoke screeched. You your children are under no threat, I assure you, madam, the doctor insisted again. Ol Pridgeon looked dumbly about with cow eyes that would not stay focused. Nights people? Ida Mae Pridgeon pointed her nger at the doctor. You dont know! Dont tell me nothin. My sister she lives over yonder way. em people, they only come to the store or anywheres at night when ever body is sleepin. ey open for them by themselves and bring what theys wantin to the back door yonder so they dont touch nothin. I know! My sister used to work at that store and she done told me how them in that family there has ngers and toes pure rotted o with the leprosy! Lawd-lawd! Hoke bawled. You get them people out of here, mister! Ol Pridgeon demanded. You get em away from my wife and babies right now! Were God fearin folks here, mister. Hoke added. We dont take to no pestilence and sech. Looking up at her irate father Bess said, But they dont look mean, Poppa. ey jus look sad. I dont care one whit. Mister, you get movin. You aint crossing here. Why people across the river would lynch me for sure ifen they knew I let some plague like that there come through! ere was no rational persuasion to dent the revolted and resolute ferryman Pridgeon. He shooed his family back to the apparent safety of their home and, cautioning the good doctor again, he too backed away and walked in rapid step through the dark to where his wife waited with a lamp held high at the front steps. Hoke looked back over his shoulder at the wagon in the dark several times while scurrying down the landing back to his ski Hed soon set out in a hurry for the landing on the other side. Bess and Emma shared the same bed in a small room that had a single narrow window on the riverside. Bess watched from the window as the doctor put another oak log on a re hed kept burning since unharnessing his mule. Two logs had been positioned close by for sitting. e older man and the girl sat together on one in the solemn glimmer of the re. Bess could see the girl in the icker of dismal light shifting her small feet in the sand. Bess had an inexorable desire to talk to her, to know what was behind her mysterious veil. Besides living in such isolation, as the Pridgeons did, there were few opportunities for companionship. But it was more than that she felt. Something shed seen in the girls eyes, some silent pleading that resonated of life and longing experienced by all children in desolation and misery. She did not know what to make of this any more than she did the weary agony of the old man, his head, hands and feet wrapped in rags. But of the girl, Bess had this deeply held sense that she was already her friend, that the girl had been her friend even before her arrival that day. In so far as her youthful perception of the everlasting would take her, Bess felt the girl was surely her friend into eternity. While Emma slept, Bess undid the latch on the window, dressed herself and crawled out. (Next week, the conclusion.) (Authors note: All characters are ctitious and no reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred.) NRC SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT AT BEGINNING OF PROCESS TO REVISE ONSITE EMERGENCY RESPONSE REGULATIONS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment as the agency begins considering changes to U.S. reactors onsite emerge ncy response requirements The NRC intends to strengthen and integrate accident respons e procedures and their associated training and exercises. This proposed rulemaking comes in response to a recommendation for enhancing safety at U.S. reactors based on lessons learned from the accident at Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Over time, U.S. nuclear power plants have put in place three onsite emergency response categories: Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs), Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs) and Extensive Damage Mitigation Guidelines (EDMGs). The NRCs Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published today in the Federal Register asks for comment on strengthening and integrating these procedures. The notices questions include: Should the NRC develop a new rule, or could the requirements for a stronger, more integrated response be accomplished by a different method? If a new rule is developed, what would be most effective way of providing guidance on the new requirements? Should SAMGs be standardized throughout the industry? What is the most effective strategy for linking EOPs with SAMGs and EDMGs? What additional accident scenarios should be considered for expanding SAMG technical guidelines as a result of the lessons learned in Japan? Should separate procedures be developed that clearly establish the command and control structures for large-scale events? Public comments should be submitted by June 18; comments received after the deadline will be considered if possible, but the NRC is only able to ensure consideration of comments received by the deadline. All comments should reference Docket ID NRC-2012-0031 Comments can be submitted through the regulations.gov website by searching for files under the Docket ID. Comments can also be e-mailed to Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov ; mailed to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, Washington, DC 20555-0001; or faxed to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 301-415-1101. NRC NEWS U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public Affairs Telephone: 301/415-8200 Washington, D.C. 20555-0001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Site: www.nrc.gov Blog: http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov No. 12-039 April 18, 2012 An old Suwannee ferry that operated above Telford Spring, near Lauraville. Florida Archives.
The Levy County Journal4AApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 The Big Hoax Thomas SowellCreators Syndicate ere have been many frauds of historic proportions -for example, the nancial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. In our own times, Bernie Mado s hoax has made headlines. But the biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong -namely, the hoax that statistical di erences in outcomes for di erent groups are due to the way other people treat those groups. e latest example of this hoax is the joint crusade of the Department of Education and the Department of Justice against schools that discipline black males more often than other students. According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, this disparity in punishment violates the promise of equity. Just who made this promise remains unclear, and why equity should mean equal outcomes despite di erences in behavior is even more unclear. is crusade by Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is only the latest in a long line of fraudulent arguments based on statistics. If black males get punished more often than Asian American females, does that mean that it is somebody elses fault? at it is impossible that black males are behaving di erently from Asian American females? Nobody in his right mind believes that. But that is the unspoken premise, without which the punishment statistics prove nothing about equity. What is the purpose or e ect of this whole exercise by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice? To help black students or to secure the black vote in an election year by seeming to be coming to the rescue of blacks from white oppression? Among the many serious problems of ghetto schools is the legal di culty of getting rid of disruptive hoodlums, a mere handful of whom can be enough to destroy the education of a far larger number of other black students -and with it destroy their chances for a better life. Judges have already imposed too many legalistic procedures on schools that are more appropriate for a courtroom. Due process rules that are essential for courts can readily become undue process in a school setting, when letting clowns and thugs run amok, while legalistic procedures to suspend or expel them drag on. It is a formula for educational and social disaster. Now Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder want to play the race card in an election year, at the expense of the education of black students. Make no mistake about it, the black students who go to school to get an education are the main victims of the classroom disrupters whom Duncan and Holder are trying to protect. What they are more fundamentally trying to protect are the black votes which are essential for Democrats. For that, blacks must be constantly depicted as under siege from whites, so that Democrats can be seen as their rescuers. Promoting paranoia translates into votes. It is a very cynical political game, despite all the lofty rhetoric used to disguise it.Whether the current generation of black students get a decent education is in nitely more important than whether the current generation of Democratic politicians hang on to their jobs.Too many of the intelligentsia -both black and white -jump on the statistical bandwagon, and see statistical di erences as proof of maltreatment, not only in schools but in jobs, in mortgage lending and in many other things. Some act as if their role is to protect the image of blacks by blaming their problems on whites. But the truth is far more important than racial image.Wherever we want to go, we can only get there from where we are. Not where we think we are, or wish we are, or where we want others to think we are, but where we are in fact right now.But political spin and pious euphemisms dont tell us where we are. After a while, such rhetorical exercises dont even fool others. If we dont have the truth, we dont have anything to start with and build on. A big start toward the truth would be getting rid of the kinds of statistical hoaxes being promoted by Secretary of Education Duncan and Attorney General Holder. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COMThe Real GSA Scandal: JobKilling Big Labor Payo s OPINION Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateStop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are nally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. Weve graduated from overpriced breakfasts in Vegas, friends-andfamily junkets galore and in-house videos mocking their own pro igacy to extravagant bonuses, alleged kickbacks, obstructionism and bribes. But the scandal is still small potatoes compared to the potential billions GSA is pouring down the Big Labor drain. Whistleblowers and an independent inspector general investigation estimate that the GSAs Sin City conference cost taxpayers an estimated $1 million in 2010. Washington bureaucrats squandered another $234,000 on public relations damage control. An interim GSA director announced Tuesday on Capitol Hill that 35 upcoming conferences would be canceled at a cost savings of less than $1 million. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland vowed that GSA o cials would be made to pay back taxpayers. e arrogance of these civil servants is, of course, jaw-dropping. Regional Commissioner Je Neely, the Paris Hilton of GSA party animals, wrote in an invitation to personal friends: Well get you guys a room near us, and well pick up the room tab. ... I know Im bad, but as Deb and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Aint gonna last forever. Neelys gone, along with seven other top administrators, and the GSA travel budget has dried up for now. But this is just a sliver of the permanently enshrined waste that constitutes the bread-and-butter business of the behemoth agency, which runs on a $45 billion annual budget -including $5.5 billion in federal stimulus money to oversee capital building projects. anks to President Obama (whose White House re exively tried to blame Party in the GSA-gate on the Bush administration), the federal government is steering that money toward Big Labor patrons with a proven track record of cost overruns, construction delays and corruption. As Ive reported previously, the linchpin is E.O. 13502, a union-friendly executive order signed by Obama in his rst weeks in o ce. It essentially forces contractors who bid on large-scale public construction projects worth $25 million or more to submit to union representation for its employees. e blunt instrument used to give unions a leg up is the project labor agreement, which in theory sets reasonable pre-work terms and conditions. But in practice, it requires contractors to hand over exclusive bargaining control, to pay in ated, above-market wages and bene ts, and to fork over dues money and pension funding to corrupt, cash-starved labor organizations. ese anti-competitive agreements undermine a fair bidding process on projects that locked-out, nonunion laborers are funding with their own tax dollars. And these PLAs bene t the privileged few at the expense of the vast majority: In the construction industry, 85 percent of the workforce is nonunion by choice. David G. Tuerck of the Department of Economics and Beacon Hill Institute at Su olk University testi ed on Capitol Hill last year: e adoption of a PLA amounts, in e ect, to the conferral of monopoly power on a select group of construction unions over the supply of construction labor. e mandate serves one purpose: to discourage competition from nonunion contractors (and, in some instances, union contractors) to the end of shoring up declining union power, along with union-mandated wages and bene ts, against competitive pressures. e institutes studies show that PLAs have added between 12 and 18 percent to school construction costs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. e total price tag for GSA projects built with PLAs remains unknown. But heres just one example: e Washington Examiner reported in 2010 that the GSA paid the federal Lafayette Buildings general contractor an additional $3.3 million above the initial $52 million contract to ensure that the project was built with a union payback PLA. e Obama administration had previously tried to slip a PLA mandate into a $35 million jobs center construction project in New Hampshire, but retreated when state contractors challenged the provision as an unfair restriction on competition. According to e Washington Times, just 8.7 percent of construction workers are unionized in New Hampshire. Among the GSA administrators red over Vegas-palooza was Robert A. Peck, chief of the agencys Public Buildings Service. ats the same o ce overseeing the $5.5 billion in stimulus contracts for capital projects like the Lafayette Building. But neither Peck nor any other GSA o cial nor the White House has been held accountable for job-killing union favoritism in its everyday contracting practices. And as the pro-competition watchdog website e Truth About Project Labor Agreements points out: Numerous (GSA) projects have been awarded to contractors submitting PLA bids at the expense of quali ed rms opposed to PLA mandates. Full and open competition has been curtailed in violation of the federal Competition in Contracting Act. Taxpayer dollars have been wasted. Skilled nonunion craftspeople and their quali ed employers have been denied jobs and opportunity as a result of this needless policy. For Obamas union donors and their GSA xers, the partys still on. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. 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Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Was the early church communist? By James RobisonJames Robison is the founder and president of Life Outreach International in Fort Worth, Texas. He co-hosts the LIFE Today syndicated television show, which reaches more than 300 million homes worldwide and has authored more than twenty books, including the New York Times best-selling INDIVISIBLE. He also wrote Living in Love with his wife of nearly 50 years, Betty. In an attempt to justify their everexpanding socialist agenda in America and the free world, the secular progressives will misrepresent biblical truth. Isnt it amazing how often anti-God, anti-Christian people use the Word of the God they reject in an attempt to legitimize their illegitimate goals? Of course Satan used this tactic in the Garden of Eden to deceive Adam and Eve (see Genesis 3). e father of lies also tricked Israel into selling their lives, souls, freedom, and future to Pharaoh, which resulted in bondage. Even while living in the Promised Land of blessings and prosperity, Israel decided they needed a king to rule over them so they could be like other foolish nations. History has recorded the tragic results of not keeping God in rst place. Unless true believers wake up and stand up fearlessly and faithfully, here we go again! Lets address the assertion some liberals and secularists are making that the New Testament church was communist. Look carefully at this text from the book of Acts: Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. ere was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. ey laid it at the apostles feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. (Acts 4:32 35) is was the rst church to form after the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. e church was formed in the city of Jerusalem. Acts says that these believers were lled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly (Acts 4:31). If this is communism, it would be a big deal. But communism is not just a big word for sharing. Communism in its modern form treats private property rights as a system that oppresses the poor. It is based on Karl Marxs theory of class warfare, in which the capitalists (bourgeoisie) slowly extract most of the wealth from the workers (proletarians), at which point the workers revolt against the capitaliststhose who own the means of productionand forcibly take control of the means of production, that is, productive property. e state becomes the owner of all property on behalf of the workers, but eventually, this socialist state withers away and a communist utopia emerges where everyone is free and has everything he or she needs. eres not one word about bourgeoisie or proletarians in Acts. Private property is not condemned for oppressing the poor. ese early Christians are selling their possessions and sharing freely and spontaneously. e state isnt con scating anything. No one is coercing or being coerced. e church in Jerusalem had no political or economic power. e early church in Jerusalem is nothing like the modern communist state. e New Testament believers were perfect illustrations of what it looks like to love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Sharing was clearly voluntary, not compulsory. If youre being compelled to share, youre getting mugged. Neither does what happens later in the book of Acts with Ananias and Sapphira con rm a communist reading of this text. At rst glance, it appears that Peter condemns the couple for keeping back some of the money they got from selling their land. Ananias, Peter asks, why has Satan lled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the lands? A few seconds later, Ananias is dead on the oor, apparently struck dead by God. You might think Ananias was condemned because he didnt give up everything he owned, that ownership was a violation of community rules; but study the rest of Peters statement: While [your lands] remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us but to God! (Acts 5:3-4). Peter says outright that the property was rightfully theirs, and so was the money they continued on page 5A
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Most have high-speed internet access, which they use to send instant messages to their friends create blogs and online videos, keep personal pro les on social networking websites, share photos, and more. Many teens also have cell phones and spend hours text-messaging friends. Technology, especially the Internet, allows all of us immediate access to information, which can greatly bene t our lives. However, it has also provided some people with the means to exploit the innocent, commit crimes, and in ict injury on others. is technology has allowed some teens to take the bullying that thrives in school hallways into cyberspace. Cyberbullying is using the Internet, cell phones, video game systems, or other technology to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. According to the National Crime Prevention Council: Nearly 20 percent of teens had a cyberbully pretend to be someone else in order to trick them online, getting them to reveal personal information. 17% of teens were victimized by someone lying about them online. 13% of teens learned that a cyberbully was pretending to be them while communicating with someone else. 10% of teens were victimized because someone posted un attering pictures of them online, without permission.An overwhelming majority of teens believe that other kids cyberbully because they think its a joke, not realizing the negative impact it may have on the victim. Many teens also think that youth cyberbully because they are encouraged by friends or because they believe that everyone else cyberbullies. Dealing with cyberbullying can be di cult, but there are steps you as a parent, educator, and other caregiver can take to prevent it. Parents: Be aware of the types of activities your kids are engaged in online and teach them about cyber-ethics, responsibility, and Internet safety. Share examples of inappropriate incidents that can happen online, which teens may view as harmless or normal (e.g., a stranger initiating a conversation with a teen regarding pictures the teen has posted of himor herself online) Learn what your teens are doing online and keep track of their online behavior Visit websites the kids frequent (such as social networking sites) to see what they are encountering online. Tell your teens to NEVER give out personal information online (including their names, addresses, phone numbers, school names, or credit card numbers) Also they should NEVER arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they meet online. Communicate online rules and responsibilities to teens and enforce rules with tangible consequences. Keep computers in a highly tra cked room in the house where online activities are hard for teens to hide. Tell your kids that its not their fault if they become victims of cyberbullying, but it is important for them to tell you if they are victimized. Encourage your kids to always: Refuse to pass along cyberbullying messages Tell friends to stop cyberbullying Delete cyberbullying. Dont write it. Dont forward it. Block communication with Cyberbullies Report cyberbullying to a trusted adult Remind your teen if you wouldnt say it in person, dont say it online. For more information on preventing cyberbullying and internet safety for teens, as well as all kinds of safety tips, come to the Chie and Night Out event this Friday, 4/27/12, being held outside of the Chamber of Commerce in south Chie and between 5pm and 7pm. is safety event is being sponsored by our local College of Central Florida and will have all kinds of safety rst information, from personal safety to internet safety, provided by our local medical, educational and law enforcement community agencies. Come have fun, check out all the booths, get your participation stamp and receive a goody bag for participating at the event! 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Churches in other cities appeared after the gospel was preached by Paul or one of the other apostles. e church at Corinth was made up of Corinthians. e church at Galatia was made up, we can assume, of Galatians. e day of Pentecost in Jerusalem was quite di erent. On that occasion, Peter preached the gospel to thousands of Jews who had come to Jerusalem from all around the Roman Empire, speaking various languages. And this was no ordinary sermon. When Peter preached, the Holy Spirit descended with such power that ames of re appeared on the heads of the gathered, and they began communicating in languages they didnt know, while hearing foreigners speak meaningfully to them in their own language. ousands were added to the Church on this one day. Normally, Jews visiting Jerusalem would return home after the holiday since they were away from their jobs, extended families, and homes. Now suddenly they were part of a brand-new community. New Christians needed to stay in Jerusalem much longer than expected in order to be properly discipled; thus, the local believers began selling their property so they could share with these new, temporarily displaced brothers and sisters. ey were in a unique and short-term situation. At some point, many of the new Jewish Christians returned to their homes, taking their faith with them. Other churches in other cities did things di erently. When some essalonian Christians took advantage of the generosity of fellow believers, Paul ordered them to earn their own living. He even laid down a stern rule: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat (2 essalonians 3:10, 12). e apostle was not for one moment implying that we should not help the helpless. He was warning people not to exploit the generosity of others and emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility. In short, communism and training people to develop an entitlement mentality is not the Christian ideal. Every true believer and freedom loving person in America should diligently seek ways to e ectively assist the poor, su ering, downtrodden and those challenged by aging. e answers will not be found in socialism, communism or any other program that destroys freedom, responsibility, accountability and expressions of genuine compassion. We can nd realistic, sensible, e ective answers for every challenge we face including health, energy, immigration, and the economy. But unless people who understand Gods truth begin to apply unshakable principles and work together, the blessings of freedom we have enjoyed will soon come to a screeching halt. is commentary was adapted from the book INDIVISIBLE which can be ordered through www.indivisiblebook.com or by www. lifetoday.org. Church communist? continued from page 4A
The Levy County Journal6AApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 April 30, 2012May 1, 2012May 2, 2012May 3, 2012May 4, 2012 NO SCHOOLSpaghetti w/Meat Sauce or Chicken Sandwich on Bun w/Mayo Tossed Salad Steamed Broccoli Home Made Garlic Bread Orange/Chilled Applesauce Macaroni and Cheese w/Ham or BBQ Chicken Melt Carrot/Celery Sticks w/Dip Green Beans w/Cheese Sauce Home Made Wheat Roll Banana/Mixed Fruit Taco w/Beef/Cheese/ Taco Sauce or Popcorn Chicken/Chicken Fingers Lettuce/Tomato Mixed Vegetables Apple/Fruit Cobbler Bu alo Crunchers w/Garden Soup or Hamburger on Bun w/ Ketchup/Mustard Oven Fries Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Corn on the Cob Orange/Diced or Sliced PeachesMay 7, 2012May 8, 2012May 9, 2012May 10, 2012May 11, 2012BBQ Chicken Melt or Corn Dog w/Ketchup/Mustard Tater Tots Buttered Carrots Apple/Mixed Fruit Lasagna or Chicken Sandwich on Bun w/ Mayo Lettuce/Tomato Carrot/Celery Sticks w/ Dip Orange/Chilled Applesauce Garlic Bread Salisbury Steak Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Tossed Salad Banana/Fruited Jello Home Made Wheat Roll Chicken Parmesan w/Noodles or Popcorn Chicken or Chicken Fingers Potato Wedges Green Bean Casserole Apple/Fruit Cobbler Hamburger on Bun w/Ketchup/Mustard Bu alo Crunchers w/Soup French Fries Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Orange/Diced or Sliced PeachesIn accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the base of race, color ,nationsl orgin, sex, age, or disablity.LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 WES Gets FCAT-Readyby Lisa Statham Posteraro e sta s red t-shirts boasted Wildcats Devour the FCAT! Teachers passed out mementoes like bracelets and message necklaces to help students stay focused. is was the nal few days before the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test the FCAT and Williston Elementary School was pouring some last minute positivity out there for the student body with a school-wide pep rally April 9th, an early release day. is was a very successful PBS event , said physical education teacher Erin Owens. (PBS is the Positive Behavior System used by all Levy County public schools to promote a positive approach to every challenge.) Celeste Greenlee, our guidance counselor, orchestrated everything from ordering the keepsakes to scheduling to arranging the program itself, added Owens. Owens had contacted Williston High School cheerleading adviser Scarlett McGowan, who recruited six of the WHS cheerleaders. Makayla Baker, Lilyann Greenstein, Destiny Johnson, Kayla McCormic, Alexis Micheletti and Samantha Sandlin volunteered their time, opening up the pep rally with cheers speci cally for the event. When we say FIGHT, you say FCAT! they chanted. e kids seemed to love it. You shouldnt stress for the FCAT, said 4th grader Grace Suggs. ey came with dignity and left without it, laughed 5th grader Garin OSteen, referencing the skits starring sta members Dana Farleo, Paige Mace, Rowena Rivera, Ryan Sullivan and Tara Washburn. One skit featured a family showing how NOT to prepare for the mornings of the FCAT followed by a rewind which illustrated the correct way to prepare: getting a good nights sleep, eating a healthy breakfast and arriving on time to school. e second skit featured real students, who remained calm and planned to use their strategies, coaching the freaked out student, played by Farleo, who was overstressing about the FCAT. Of course, it wouldnt be a pep rally without competitions, and the 5th graders won the loudest cheering contest at the end, as judged by administrators Marla Hiers and Angel omas. In addition, Hiers held up a $50 bill as she reminded the group that those who made a perfect score would receive that as a reward. Josh Forsythe and Rhett Munden were recognized by Hiers as they won the $50 last year for a perfect score in math and reading. omas also showcased the three bicycles displayed at the edge of the stage, donated by the Masons of Willistons Ornan Masonic Lodge #117. e names of all Wildcats who have perfect attendance during FCAT will be placed by grade in a tiller, and well draw a name from each, said omas. ose three will win these bikes. We so appreciate our Masons for their generous gesture. As I understand it, theyve donated these perfect attendance bikes for many years now. FCAT testing took place throughout Floridas public schools the two last full weeks of April. At WES, all students were tested in reading and math; 5th graders also took a science FCAT. e results help determine student placement in academic groups at the beginning of the next school year as well as the school grade determined by the Florida Department of Education. Six Williston High School cheerleaders Lilyann Greenstein, Kayla McCormic, Samantha Sandlin, Destiny Johnson, Alexis Micheletti and Makayla Baker lead the entire Williston Elementary School student body and sta in an FCAT cheer. Williston Elementary School music teacher Lynne No gets ready to accompany the student body on the Yamaha baby grand piano as they sing The FCAT Kick-o Song, to the tune of Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. Free Sports Physicals for CES, CMS or CHS 5-12 StudentsPalms Medical is sponsoring free sports physicals for 5th through 12th grade students at Chie and Elementary, Chie and Middle or Chie and High Schools on Monday, May 7 and ursday, May 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chie and Middle/High School health room. For further information contact Jennifer Johnson, Health Support Tech at the CMS/CHS health room at 352/493-6008. 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All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman. my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDHEAD START TEACHER Possess at least an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Please send resum and references to Clyatt House Learning Center, PO Box 1070, Chie and, FL 32644 or pickup application at 3690 NW 120 Street, Chie and. DFWP. tfnJb --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 5/3Jp --------IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE Experienced individual Skilled in application of Thermoplastic Striping, Paint Striping & Sealcoating FULL-TIME POSITION Pay negotiable Based on Skill/Experience MUST HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & Reliable Transportation Fax Info: (352) 472-4590 EEOC/DFWP COMPANY 4/26Jb --------LPN THE LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT is looking for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse. Rate of pay is $13.00 to $13.50 per hour with bene ts. Go to https:// peoplefirst.myflorida.com for more information on the position and to apply. Application deadline is Monday 4/30/12. 4/26Jb --------BANKERS TITLE OF THE NATURE COAST Has an opening for an Escrow Of cer/ Closing Agent in our Old Town of ce. General Title Ins. and RESPA knowledge, experience in preparing HUD Settlement Stmts., closing documents and conducting closings. For more information, please contact the HR Mgr at 352/493-2277. Applications are available at all Drummond Community Bank locations. EEO, Drug Free Workplace 4/26Jb305 APARTMENTS FOR RENTWILLISTON ARMS APARTMENTS 1,2 AND 3 bedroom apartments, basic rent starting at $423 per month. In-house special NOW for 1/2 off rent for rst 2 months of lease. Short commute to both Ocala and Gainesville. Rental Assistance program based on eligibility and availability. We also accept Section 8. Equal Housing Opportunity. (352) 528-3352 TDD 1-800955-8771. 4/26Jb --------BRONSON VILLAS & BRONSON VILLAGE APARTMENTS 2 bedroom apartments with washer/ dryer hookups. One unit available for 1/2 off rent for rst 2 months of lease. Rental Assistance program based on eligibility and availability. We also accept Section 8. Ask about other in-house specials. Equal Housing Opportunity. (352) 528-3353 TDD 1-800-9558771 4/26Jb --------FANNING SPRINGS SUWANNEE RIVER MOTEL: $175 weekly (single). No deposit. Free washing machine WiFi, microwave, refrigerator, HBO, BBQ grill. 352/4637563. 4/26Jp310 HOUSE RENTARCHER HOMESTYLE REALTY RENTALS 352-495-9915 Archer2 bedroom. Porch, fenced, laundry hook ups. Some utilities. Reduced to rent. $350. 2 bedroom. Large fenced yards. Central a/c. 2 sheds. $475. Very large 3 bedroom with fenced yard and covered porch. Room for everyone and everything. $675. Acreage and barn also available. 3 bedroom with fenced back yard, large deck in front. Rent to own. $700. Gainesville 3 bedroom. Fenced. Porch. Shed. $700. Owner/Broker. Homestyle Realty 352-495-9915 5/17Jp10 WOODED ACRES on SE 98th Street, Levy County, off County Line Road. ONLY $36,200. Call Owner/Agent today at 352/239-0415. Check with me also for great $100-down homes. 4/26Jp --------STEAL AN AUCTION HOME TODAY. Low minimum bid prices, all homes require just $100 Down for owner/occupant. Also great for investors. Newer 2/2 in Morriston for just $38K; Newer 4/2 in Chie and just $60K; newer 4/2 in Bronson just $65K; many more are available all areas, all prices. Call for free list. Diamond Investments Inc. 352/447-4442 4/26Jp --------3 BEDROOM/2 BATH ON 1 ACRE $49K by owner. Will nance with $25K down. Has improvements; power pole, well, septic. Needs some work. Bronson area. Call (352) 318-9262. 5/17Jp410 HOUSE FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNER CITRUS SPRINGS/ DUNNELLON AREA: 2 story, 4 bedrooms/3 baths, above-ground pool, 8x10 utility building. Financing available. $18 closing cost, low down. Call Dan 800285-4414. 5/3Jp415 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALEGREAT INVESTMENT STOCK MARKET UP! Property values on the rise with future looking good for the right person. 10 ACRES, 3BED/2BATH DWMH, In Chie and: 48x28, 2-yearold new metal roof, fully furnished. Cross fenced, 8 wired dog pens or for fowl. 2 wells, nicely treed. First offer over $115K OBO. Owner very, very motivated. (321) 723-7380, cell (321) 258-2504. 4/26Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALELAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 5/3Jp --------4 ACRES WILLISTON: Secluded country setting. Gorgeous Oaks with cleared homesite. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $39,900.00 Only $410/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 5/3Jp --------1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED!! Cleared homesite. Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing. No down Payment! $29,900.00. Only 307.56/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352/215-1018. 5/3Jp --------5 ACRES WILLISTON: 6671 NE 131 Ave. WELL SEPTIC & POWER! Gorgeous Oak Shaded Homesite! Fenced! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $59,900.00 Only $525.67/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352/215-1018. 5/3Jp --------4.73 ACRES IN TRIPLE CROWNS FARM : Unit 1, Lot 43, on SE 143 Ct. in Morriston, Florida. Beautiful homesite, perfect for horses. Un nished. Asking $35,000. Call James at 802-299-8499 5/17Jp445 WANT TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $ 150 $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp CASH FOR batteries, starters, alternators, catalytic converters, aluminum rims, copper, brass and any aluminum. CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks $300 and up. FREE scrap metal removal including appliances. Licensed secondhand metal recycling: License # 48-8015653199-5. Call Mike at 352/215-9459. 5/3Jp CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 5/3Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! 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The Levy County Journal8AApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 if you could save $522 why wouldnt you?*Call 1-866-950-6842 to get your fast, free car insurance quote.*National average annual savings based on data from customers who reported savings by switching to Esurance between 1/1/10 and 5/19/10. Mitchs Gold & Diamonds by Lisa Statham Posteraro As a way to entertain the troops after FCAT testing each day, the special area teachers planned a variety of activities, all involving MOVEMENT! We played Capture the Pig to basketball to kickballjust outside movement activities, said PE Erin Owens. ese kids need to have plenty of opportunities to release all that pent-up energy. Weve been doing our Brain Gym activities each morning of the testing, then in the afternoon they get to be active. Music teacher Lynne No recruited the Ocala Twirlers, a group of square dancers, many of whom live in her Ocala development. After these kind people performed, they asked for volunteers to come dance, so kudos to them, said No who has been teaching square dancing to the 4th and 5th graders. Members of the Ocala Twirlers included Ray and Marci Hutto, the leaders of the group; Ed and Ellie Koerner; Elwood and Nancy Hersey; Ron and Linda Imus; Tony and Marlene Denice; Eileen Brock, Anton Schlereth, Sylvia LaFarr and Jerry Sager. For the 3rd graders, the post-testing time has been partially used to help them prepare for their end of the year PTO program, A New Day, scheduled for May 15th. On April 16th FCAT testing began at all Levy County public schools with all makeups completed and materials due back to the county o ce in Bronson by Friday, April 27th. We feel that all our students are doing an awesome job, doing their personal best and putting to use the strategies their teachers have taught them, said principal Marla Hiers. And we appreciate all our sta as well as the proctors who volunteered for training so they could help with the supervision of this very important series of tests. Everyones worked very hard!Balancing Work and Play WES students take a break from testing with daily physical activity Members of the Ocala Twirlers perform for the 5th graders at Williston Elementary School. Students who volunteered could join in the fun as well. The groups of eight students were either coached by one of the Twirlers, or the Tw irlers joined in. A grand time was had by all and the physical activity helped balance the intense mental work of the morning! e weather cooperated for the 1st annual Nature Coast Challenge, kayak and canoe, catch, photograph and release shing tournament on Saturday April 21st. Anglers left Yankeetown at rst light, in search of Red sh and Trout, in the tournament hosted by the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club. Special thanks to the Levy County Visitors Bureau, and all the donors and participants for sponsoring this very successful event. information and photo submitted by Marsha Drew. First Annual Nature Coast Challenge Judged a SuccessPictured (l-r) Norm Shannahan, winner longest Sea Trout, Donna Norton, Tournament Director and Lions Club Secretary and Mark Osborne, winner of both the rst prize for the longest Red sh and the prize for the longest combination Sea Trout and Red sh. e Florida Future Farmers of America (FFA) held a Poultry Career Development Event (CDE) on April 14, 2012 at the University of Florida Meats Laboratory. e purpose of the Poultry CDE is to stimulate learning related to the production, processing, marketing and consumption of poultry products. Fifty teams throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot and the Bronson Middle School FFA team placed 3rd in the state in the middle school competition with team member Remi Cannon also placing 3rd in the High Individuals competition for middle schoolers. Congratulations to this hard-working team. In the High School competition Chie and Senior placed 6th in the state and Bronson placed 7th. In the Middle School competition, area counties placing were Suwannee MS in 2nd place, Trenton MS in 9th, Chie and MS in 13th, and Dixie MS in 15th place. Other area High Individuals from middle school groups were: Blake Chancey of Suwannee MS in 1st place and Dakota Horlacker of Trenton MS in 4th place. Congratulation to all our youth for their participation and perseverance in keeping Ag alive and well in our communities and their teachers and mentors who facilitate the learning.Bronson Middle places 3rd in state poultry contest (L to R) Remi Cannon, Caleigh Robinson, Jessica Carbonaro, Clayton Lott. Photo courtesy of Jennifer N. Bray, Teacher, MS FFA Advisor, Bronson Middle High School Bronson Middle FFA Takes 3rd in State at Poultry CDE
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 43 50 CENTS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email email@example.com.Found PhotoIn the Fall of 2003, a Levy County Journal sta er discovered a white box full of photographs that may or may not have run in earlier editions of the newspaper. e box was unmarked, and the photographs remain unidenti ed and unclaimed. Hence the name of our feature: Found Photo. We ask our readers to take a look and see if they can identify the folks in the photo, as well as the story behind it.SECTION BOn Saturday, April 28th at 11 a.m. join in with the volunteers of e Children's Table for an Appreciation BBQ in honor and celebration of their co-founders, Bill and Verna Brown who have been feeding people for 16 years. Festivities will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at e Childrens Table Food Pantry located in the old Campbells Restaurant at 680 rasher Drive in Bronson, Florida. Smoked pork and chicken will be served, and you are welcome to bring your favorite covered dish or dessert to share. Please bring your own chair or other accommodation for sitting. Everyone is invited to come and share some good food and fellowship with people who are working hard to ght hunger in our community. One volunteer o ered a quote from Margaret Mead that sums up what e Childrens Table is all about: Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. e Childrens Table is a 501(c)(3) organization and works together with Feed the Children, Operation Blessing and Farm Share when they have food items to share. For questions or to volunteer to help out, please call Bill or Verna at 352-486-6525. For more information about e Childrens Table, please visit the website at www.childrenstable.org or click the like button on Facebook at http://www. facebook.com/ eChildrensTable Childrens Table to Host Appreciation BBQ in Bronson April 28Chie and FFA Alumni Bullbash is HereEverybody get ready for Friday night, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday night, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. for the Chie and FFA Alumni Bullbash at Carters Arena Come watch Cli Harris (Hollywood), Roger Mooney and lots of Bullriding Action for a fun- lled family event! Advance tickets on sale at Chie and Farm Supply, Crossroads Country Store, e Deer Camp and Klover Leaf Tack and Western Wear; $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate, 5 years and under free admission. Come support your local Chie and FFA Chapters.Cedar Keys 48th Annual Fine Arts Festival is Here is weekend, historic downtown Cedar Key will transform into a celebration of ne art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Apr. 28 and 29. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is celebrating its 48th anniversary and is one of the premier outdoor ne arts festivals in the state. ree city blocks on Historic 2nd Street will be showcasing 118 ne artists who specialize in a variety of mediums. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to meet these artists, sample wonderful local cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment in City Park. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, previously known as the Sidewalk Arts Festival, has attracted artists to Cedar Key since 1964. Artists and guests step back in time to the small shing village for the friendly atmosphere and calm pace. Visitors have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art from a wide variety of talented artists displaying their works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and photography. Artists will also be competing for more than $16,000 in prize money and purchase awards. Our festival has a wonderful history and we are so proud to be once again considered as a premier show. Artists want to be in this show because of the wonderful reputation we have gained over the past 6 years. e communitys participation and hospitality are a major part of what makes our ne arts festival so special, said Festival Coordinator Mandy Cassiano. e entire family will be delighted throughout the event. City Park has a large playground directly on the beach and children will have the opportunity to get their faces painted, make butter y crafts, and enjoy the beach playground. Indulge in delicious foods made by local non-pro ts, civic organizations and school groups. Some menu items include locally caught seafood, crab cakes, hamburgers, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade desserts, and dont forget about Cedar Keys famous steamed clams. A diverse selection of appetizing dishes will be o ered by 20 food vendors and is sure to satisfy everyone. Music lovers will enjoy live performances by Whitey Markle & the Swamprooters, Shade Tree, Foggy Bottom Band, Bishop Davidson, and e Dale Kennedy Blue Grass Band. e City of Cedar Key invites you to join us for this special event and looks forward to another successful show. Admission is free all weekend. For more information please visit www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com or call Mandy Cassiano at 352/543-5400. Need Pics of Area Athletes for Wall of Local RestaurantMark and Stacy Swain of Beef O Bradys restaurant in Chie and need help from the community to line the walls of the restaurant with pictures of area athletes. e Swains have requested picture copies or digital email pics (the pictures cannot be returned) of any and all athletes from Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties that played football, softball, tennis, band, cheerleading, swimming, golf, etc. If you or your family member has gone on to professional sports send the local school picture along with the pro pic. To send by mail: PO Box 2810, Chie and, FL 32644 or to email a digital pic: yourchie firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Kathy Hilliard, Editor and Coach Mitch Rossi WYAAOnce in awhile you have days where everything goes right and you know in your heart you did the right thing. e Williston Yankees AA 10 under baseball team had a weekend like that and were duly rewarded with the Santa Fe Heat/Alachua County 10 under tournament trophy to prove it. e boys showed up on Friday, April 20, ready to play and went on to two more victories on Saturday placing in the A division. is ghting team played two more games on Sunday, one of which was the tournament championship against a tough Suwannee Valley League team in the championship game. e Yankees were led by the pitching of Cade Welborn and Gabe Foster (who was battling illness at the time) and the timely hitting of Josh Forsythe, Mikey Reynolds and Shane Crawford. Great defense was provided by Tiger Days, Mikey Hopson, Layton Vanblaricum and Dalton Vonderstrasse along with contributions from newcomers Jared Hopping, Doug Jones, and Jordan Emeri. e entire team e ort preserved the victory and captured the tournament championship. Congratulations to the Williston Yankees for an e ort above and beyond the call of duty.Williston Yankees Take the Tournament and Give a Trophy to Justin WYAA Tournament Champs: l to r: Front Tiger Days, Mikey Reynolds, Shane Crawford, Mikey Hopson, Dalton Vonderstrasse, Jordan Emeri; Middle Josh Forsythe, Cade Welborn, Layton Vanblaricum, Gabe Foster, Jared Hopping, Doug Jones; Back: Coaches Nick Diamano, Bill Foster, Mitch Rossi, Clint Welborn and not pictured: Justin Fairbanks. continued on page 5B
The Levy County Journal2BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Town Council CHANGED to Apr. 30 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. Apr. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, not on May 7 as previously planned. City Hall 352/486-2354.Levy County Democratic County Caucus May 5On May 5th, Democrats from across Florida will gather in their communities to hold the 2012 County Caucuses to elect delegates for the State Convention in Tampa and the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Delegates will participate in the selection of Democratic nominees for President, Vice President, as well as adopt the Partys National Platform. We encourage all Democrats in our community to attend our Caucus at the Bronson town Hall, Dogan Cobb Building on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and show their support for our Party. For more information call Charlie King, Chairman, at 4934797.Bronson Industrial Dev. Committee Meeting May 7 e Bronson Industrial Development Committee will meet on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bronson Restaurant in Bronson.Bronson Youth League Meeting May 8 e Bronson Youth League is very much alive and meeting on May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Bldg. All members and coaches need to attend. Discussion of Little League World Series will be at this meeting. Public is welcome to attend.Friends of the Bronson Library Mothers Day Raf eWould you like to take your Mother out to dinner for Mothers Day? Come by the Bronson Library before May 5th and purchase ra e tickets to win our prize of a $50 gift card to the Bronson Restaurant. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. e ra e will be held at the Library on Sat., May 5th at 11 a.m. is ra e is sponsored and provided by the Friends of the Bronson Library.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact email@example.com or laci_ firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email email@example.com CEDAR KEYCedar Keys 48th Annual Fine Art Festival Apr. 28 & 29 is weekend, historic downtown Cedar Key will transform into a celebration of ne art Sat. Apr. 28 and Sun. Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is celebrating its 48th anniversary and is one of the premier outdoor ne arts festivals in the state. ree city blocks on Historic 2nd Street will be showcasing 118 ne artists who specialize in a variety of mediums. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to meet these artists, sample wonderful local cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment in City Park. ere will be a playground for the kids and music wafting in the air from live bands. Admission is free all weekend. For more information please visit www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com or call Mandy Cassiano at 352/543-5400.Cedar Key Arts Center Cedar Key Arts Center has lots to o er. All events are open to the public. Cedar Key Arts Center Workshops: Register at Cedar Keyhole or by contacting instructor. Non-members are welcome, just add $5 to cost or join CKAC. Info at cedarkeyartscenter.org Ongoing opportunities that still have openings: urs.After School Art Education with Zandy Zettler; Wed. mornings 9 a.m. Boat Builders with Earl Starnes; 10 a.m. Dark Room Techniques with Chris Harkness with a pinhole/paper negative demonstration on Feb. 29 no fee. Sunday Salons are Free and held the 1st ,3rd and 5th Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. to demonstrate and discuss di erent aspects of art to gain a better understanding of various media. Cedar Key City Council Meeting May 15 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132.Grief and Loss Class Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss class the second Wednesday of every month at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 800/677-5428. YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown Town Meetings & Election e Town of Yankeetown Special Election will be held on May 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Proposed EAR based on Amendments to Town of Yankeetown Comprehensive Plan. e regular Planning and Zoning meeting is May 1; special Town Council meeting is May 9 and May 14; and regular Board of Trustees meeting will be May 30. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/447-2511Inglis Council Meeting May 8 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONWilliston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-3427525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Chapter 912 AARP Chapter #912 meets on the 2nd Mon. each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Williston. National AARP members who live in or visit this area are encouraged to come to a meeting. Call President, Mignon Craig, 352/528-3323, for more information.Williston City Council Meets May 8 e Williston City Council will be meeting at City Hall on Tues. May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Williston City Council Room. e next meeting will be May 22. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. Meetings for the Williston City Council are the rst Tues. after the rst Mon. of the month and every other Tues. after the rst one.Friends of Williston Public Library Book FairsFriends of the Williston Public Library announce that the times and dates of book fairs are changed for the next three months only. ere will NOT be a book fair the rst weekend in April. e book fair for the First Sat. in May will be from 8:30 a.m. till 1 p.m., May 5, and there will be an added book fair in June this year. e June rst Sat. Book Fair will be held, Sat. June 2 from 8:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. ese book fairs are an important fundraiser for Friends. Volunteers appreciate the loyalty and support of readers in and around Williston. Mary Mcdaniell, 528-5972.CITRUS COUNTYDocument Shredding in Homosassa May 5Businesses and residents of the Homosassa area will have the opportunity to have their sensitive documents and papers shredded on Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at Love Motorsports on US 19. BizCo of Citrus County, Inc. is providing this service, by Crime Stopper Shredding of Marion and Citrus County, for your convenience. Life South, non-pro t partner of BizCo of Citrus County, will have the Blood Mobile at this location also, and is asking for your blood donations. Life South will be serving hot dogs and soft drinks to blood donors. Your blood donation can save three lives. Almost anything with sensitive data, including CDs and DVDs, can be shredded. Everything which will t into a 10 ream copy paper box, 11 X 17 X 10, will be shredded for a fee of $5. Business records of any kind should never just be tossed into the trash or re-cycling bin where they can become a windfall Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 26 High 6:00 AM 2.8 6:54 AM Rise 10:43 AM 17 26 Low 11:15 AM 1.4 8:05 PM 26 High 4:56 PM 3.7 F 27 Low 12:14 AM 0 6:54 AM Set 12:45 AM 25 27 High 6:51 AM 2.8 8:06 PM Rise 11:37 AM 27 Low 12:03 PM 1.5 27 High 5:43 PM 3.5 Sa 28 Low 1:07 AM 0.2 6:53 AM Set 1:27 AM 34 28 High 7:52 AM 2.7 8:06 PM Rise 12:33 PM 28 Low 1:07 PM 1.6 28 High 6:46 PM 3.3 Su 29 Low 2:09 AM 0.4 6:52 AM Set 2:07 AM 44 29 High 8:59 AM 2.8 8:07 PM Rise 1:31 PM 29 Low 2:28 PM 1.6 29 High 8:13 PM 3.1 M 30 Low 3:20 AM 0.5 6:51 AM Set 2:45 AM 54 30 High 10:01 AM 3 8:08 PM Rise 2:31 PM 30 Low 3:54 PM 1.3 30 High 9:48 PM 3.1 Tu 1 Low 4:28 AM 0.6 6:50 AM Set 3:23 AM 65 1 High 10:52 AM 3.2 8:08 PM Rise 3:32 PM 1 Low 5:08 PM 0.9 1 High 11:11 PM 3.2 W 2 Low 5:29 AM 0.7 6:49 AM Set 4:00 AM 75 2 High 11:37 AM 3.5 8:09 PM Rise 4:36 PM 2 Low 6:09 PM 0.3 Suwannee River EntranceTh 26 High 6:06 AM 2.5 6:55 AM Set 12:01 AM 17 26 Low 11:33 AM 1.3 8:06 PM Rise 10:43 AM 26 High 5:02 PM 3.3 F 27 Low 12:32 AM 0 6:54 AM Set 12:46 AM 25 27 High 6:57 AM 2.5 8:07 PM Rise 11:37 AM 27 Low 12:21 PM 1.4 27 High 5:49 PM 3.1 Sa 28 Low 1:25 AM 0.2 6:53 AM Set 1:28 AM 34 28 High 7:58 AM 2.4 8:07 PM Rise 12:34 PM 28 Low 1:25 PM 1.5 28 High 6:52 PM 2.9 Su 29 Low 2:27 AM 0.4 6:52 AM Set 2:08 AM 44 29 High 9:05 AM 2.5 8:08 PM Rise 1:32 PM 29 Low 2:46 PM 1.5 29 High 8:19 PM 2.7 M 30 Low 3:38 AM 0.5 6:51 AM Set 2:46 AM 54 30 High 10:07 AM 2.6 8:08 PM Rise 2:31 PM 30 Low 4:12 PM 1.2 30 High 9:54 PM 2.7 Tu 1 Low 4:46 AM 0.6 6:50 AM Set 3:23 AM 65 1 High 10:58 AM 2.8 8:09 PM Rise 3:33 PM 1 Low 5:26 PM 0.9 1 High 11:17 PM 2.8 W 2 Low 5:47 AM 0.7 6:49 AM Set 4:01 AM 75 2 High 11:43 AM 3.1 8:10 PM Rise 4:36 PM 2 Low 6:27 PM 0.3 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 26 Low 12:26 AM -0.1 6:54 AM Rise 10:42 AM 17 26 High 6:07 AM 2.5 8:04 PM 26 Low 12:10 PM 1.3 26 High 5:03 PM 3.4 F 27 Low 1:09 AM 0 6:53 AM Set 12:44 AM 25 27 High 6:58 AM 2.5 8:05 PM Rise 11:36 AM 27 Low 12:58 PM 1.4 27 High 5:50 PM 3.2 Sa 28 Low 2:02 AM 0.2 6:52 AM Set 1:26 AM 34 28 High 7:59 AM 2.5 8:05 PM Rise 12:33 PM 28 Low 2:02 PM 1.5 28 High 6:53 PM 3 Su 29 Low 3:04 AM 0.4 6:51 AM Set 2:06 AM 44 29 High 9:06 AM 2.5 8:06 PM Rise 1:30 PM 29 Low 3:23 PM 1.5 29 High 8:20 PM 2.8 M 30 Low 4:15 AM 0.5 6:50 AM Set 2:44 AM 54 30 High 10:08 AM 2.7 8:06 PM Rise 2:30 PM 30 Low 4:49 PM 1.2 30 High 9:55 PM 2.8 Tu 1 Low 5:23 AM 0.6 6:49 AM Set 3:21 AM 65 1 High 10:59 AM 2.9 8:07 PM Rise 3:31 PM 1 Low 6:03 PM 0.9 1 High 11:18 PM 2.9 W 2 Low 6:24 AM 0.7 6:48 AM Set 3:59 AM 75 2 High 11:44 AM 3.2 8:08 PM Rise 4:35 PM 2 Low 7:04 PM 0.3 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 1% 1% 2% Steers under 600 lbs 31% 38% 37% Heifers over 600 lbs 1% 1% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 35% 32% 34% Feeder cows 3% 1% 2% Slaughter cows 25% 25% 21% Bulls 4% 2% 3%Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 885-1185 1068 85.00-95.00 88.74 905-1195 1067 93.00-96.00 94.05 HD 1210-1555 1385 84.00-94.00 89.15 1210-1565 1349 94.00-104.00 96.69 HD 1605-1865 1695 85.00-88.50 86.69 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 915-1190 1043 76.50-86.00 82.49 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1265-1465 1413 99.00-106.00 103.65 1145-1445 1239 86.00-91.00 88.71 LD 1535-1945 1680 102.50-115.00 108.21 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-240 225 240.00-280.00 259.19 255-285 280 235.00-250.00 246.13 305-340 324 200.00-225.00 214.04 355-390 370 175.00-215.00 193.32 405-440 426 176.00-192.00 183.72 455-485 472 150.00-185.00 173.15 505-530 520 164.00-174.00 170.31 560-580 568 158.00-171.00 162.33 610-630 622 140.00-145.00 143.31 690-695 693 140.00-144.00 141.99 710-730 723 140.00-144.00 142.69 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-245 221 220.00-240.00 231.65 260-295 280 185.00-225.00 204.22 310-345 326 175.00-205.00 186.62 355-390 371 152.00-185.00 172.13 410-440 428 152.00-180.00 168.44 460-485 473 140.00-170.00 158.67 505-540 523 134.00-150.00 143.25 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-245 228 215.00-265.00 233.46 260-285 271 186.00-200.00 194.08 310-345 319 175.00-200.00 184.64 360-390 377 166.00-180.00 174.98 405-440 426 151.00-180.00 165.23 455-485 471 136.00-166.00 155.32 505-540 528 144.00-155.00 149.75 615-635 629 135.00-137.00 135.5 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-235 214 195.00-215.00 200.4 280-295 293 160.00-170.00 161.6 305-340 323 160.00-175.00 166.67 355-385 373 150.00-165.00 160.83 405-440 426 135.00-160.00 151.21 460-485 469 128.00-154.00 144.17 505-540 517 138.00-144.00 140.37 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 935-1055 1010 89.00-112.00 97.17 1165-1195 1173 91.00-98.00 92.78 Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Pric e 990-1010 1000 1070.00-1175.00 1118.36 1105-1185 1145 1250.00-1275.00 1262.94Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Fri Apr 20, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 6,997 compared to 5,470 last week, and 6,973 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 3.00 higher, bulls 2.00 to 5.00 higher, feeder steers 1.00 to 3.00 lower, heifers unevenly steady to 3.00 higher, replacement cows unevenly steady.continued on page 3B
The Levy County Journal 3BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Community Calendar continued from page 2BAround the Nature Coast for identity theft criminals. All business records containing names, personal information and/or account numbers, which have no further use, should be shredded. For more information, call 352/563-0985, or visit www. bizcoteamcitrus.com.CHIEFLANDChie and City Council Apr. 23 e Chie and City Council meets at City Hall on Mondays. Upcoming: May 14 and May 28 at 6 p.m.; and Chie and Planning Board to meet May 10 at 6:30 p.m. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting Apr. 27 e next meeting will be Fri. Apr. 27 at Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9 Street in Trenton with lunch sponsored by Pinnacle Home Care at no cost to members. Our speaker this month will be Annette Long who will be speaking to us about some of the water issues we are facing in our area. e Board will meet at 11:00 a.m. and the doors will open for the Members segment at 12:00 Noon as usual, we look forward to seeing you there. Space is limited so reserve a seat by calling 352/493-1849 or email: chie firstname.lastname@example.orgChie and Night Out Safety Awareness Apr. 27 e Chie ands Night Out, Focused on Safety Awareness event is sponsored by the College of Central Florida and will take place at the Train Depot & Trail Head Park From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more info please contact Kat Davis at 352/493-9533Chie and FFA Alumni Bull Bash Apr. 27 & 28Chie and Farm Supply and the Chie and FFA Alumni are presenting the 2012 Bull Bash on Apr. 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Carters Arena, Crossroads of Hwy 347 and 345, 6 miles south of Chie and. Advanced tickets may be purchased at: Chie and Farm Supply; Deer Camp; Carters Crossroad in Chie and; Klover Leaf in Williston. Come and support your local FFA Chapter and Alumni.Chie and High School Drama Club Presents Murder at Crooked House May 3 & 5 e CHS Drama Club is presenting a very crazy comedymystery musical, Murder at Crooked House, on urs. May 3 and Sat. May 5 at 7 PM at the Chie and HS Auditorium. Why? Just to entertain you. Come on over and youll see.Free Sports Physicals for CES, CMS or CHS 5-12 Students May 7 & 10Palms Medical is sponsoring free sports physicals for 5th through 12th grade students at Chie and Elementary, Chie and Middle or Chie and High Schools on Monday, May 7 and ursday, May 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chie and Middle/High School health room. For further information contact Jennifer Johnson, Health Support Tech at the CMS/CHS health room at 352/4936008. CNA Course at College of Central Florida May 7 e College of Central Florida will o er a Certi ed Nursing Assistant course at the Levy Center beginning in May to prepare for work as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and take the Florida CNA exam. e course consists of classroom instruction as well as lab practice and clinical experience. e class will meet Mon., Tues., Wed. and urs., May 7 June 18, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. e course fee is $589 and a textbook is required. A GED or high school diploma is not required. Students must complete the Test of Adult Basic Education before enrolling. Deadline for enrollment is April 27.Also CCF will o er Microsoft O ce Basics, the ideal computer class for persons seeking employment in an o ce environment. e class will meet on Tues. and urs., May 8-31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Levy Center. is course presents an introduction to the most popular Microsoft O ce programs: Word, Excel and Power Point. Students should already have basic computer skills before enrolling in this class. e course fee is $159. Deadline for enrollment is Tues. May 1.Students may enroll by telephone at 352/873-5804, at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd or online at CFItraining.cf.edu. 58th Chie and Watermelon Festivals 1st Annual Tour de Melon June 2 e Chie and Womans Club is hosting the 53rd Annual Chie and Watermelon Festival partnering with the Suwannee Valley Rotary Clubs 1st Annual Tour De Melon on Sat. June 2. e Tour De Melon is a cycling event for the entire family and the serious cyclists and will take place in historic downtown Chie and. e Watermelon Festival will include a parade, watermelon pageants for all ages, watermelon contest, family fun, fanfare, arts, crafts, food and much more! For more information visit: www.chie andwomansclub.org or www.tourdemelon.comSwinging for a Cure Annual Golf Tournament June 9 e Chie and Golf and Country Club is the venue for the Swinging for a Cure Annual Golf Tournament on June 9th. e event is being hosted by BACK Fighting Cancer, Inc. (formerly known as Austins Warriors) and the proceeds go to bene t area kids with cancer. Austins mom, Natasha Allen, is in there helping and can be reached at 352/356-8518 for more information. ere will be a 3-man Scramble with shotgun starts at 9 a.m. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. is day of gol ng for cancer will also have plenty of food, cash prizes, ra es and silent auctions. Early registration is $55 per person and ends on May 31. After May 31 registration goes to $60 per person. If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, get in touch at the number listed above or go to back ghtingcancer.org and help a kid with cancer know that their community cares and puts cleats on the ground to show it.DIXIE COUNTY Dixie County Food Preservation (Canning) Update May 1Join us for a canning update. All classes will cover both pressure canning for vegetables and boiling water canning for fruits. Sweet spreads (jams and jellies) and pickles will also be discussed. is is for the novice as well as the experienced. Canning recommendations have changed during the past few years and we want you to be safe. Seating is limited and class will last approximately 3 hours. ere is a $3.00 fee for the optional workshop materials. You may just pay at the door, but please bring the correct change. Dixie County classes are scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st at 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Dixie County Library, 16328 SE 19 Highway, Cross City, Florida. For reservations, please call 352/498-1219. ese programs are brought to you by UF IFAS Levy and Alachua County Extension Services. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352/486-5131.Dixie County Rotary Blood Drive May 2Dixie County Rotary invites residents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community when they team up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Wed., May 2. Stop by the bloodmobile in the Foodland parking lot in Evans Square on Highway 19 in Cross City between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and make a contribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals. Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and drink plenty of uids before donating. All donors will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a valid photo I.D. at the time of donation. Sixteen-year-old donors must have written parental consent to donate. For more information, call tollfree (888) 795-2707. Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Assoc. Meeting Apr. 26 e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its spring meeting on urs. Apr. 26, 2012 at 7 p.m. the location is Don Quinceys home on the Suwannee River. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension O ce at 352/486-5131 or the secretary-treasurer, Bill Bennett, at 352/528-3119.Early Ford V-8 Club Antique Car Show Apr. 28Its that time again and the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Suwannee River Region #140, is holding its 20th annual Antique Car Show on Sat. Apr. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center at 606 NE 7th St. in Trenton. All proceeds will be donated to charity and this event is free to the public. To show a care there is a registration fee: Prior to Apr. 23, $12/car; on the day of the show, $15/car. To pre-register call Myrna Williams at 352/463-2365. is show is for 1987 and older cars. Dash Plaques, Best of Show and Peoples Choice to the Top Twenty Cars will be awarded. Judging will be by those participating in the car show.Suwannee River Garden Club Meeting Apr. 30It is time to start planning for the 2012-2013 club year. New o cers will be elected at the next meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club on Apr. 30. e club is made up of members from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties. ey meet in the Fanning Springs Community Center located behind the Cadillac Motel at 7 p.m. is month the program will on daylilies by the DixieLily Nursery. ere will be daylilies for sale too. e public is invited. Come and bring a friend. For more information contact Joan Pryor at 352/542-2211. Workforce Mobile Resource Unit Regular Stops e Workforce Connections MRU will be at the following places on a regular basis:Bronson Public Library on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Williston Public Library on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. e o ces of Workforce are now in Chie and at 109 NW 3 Ave, just o Main St. (US 19) in the former US Post o ce building. For more information about the Mobile Resource Unit and Workforce Connection services available in Inglis, call 352/423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627).Zumba Classes in Levy CountyMondays First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. Tuesdays First Baptist Church, Williston, 6:30 p.m.; Chie and old Curves next to Ralphs 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays Lions Club, Williston, 6:15 p.m. ursdays First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.Saturdays Chie and at old Curves next to Ralphs 12 noon.All classes are 1 hour long. Chie and classes are $5; Williston and Bronson $1.00 donation. For information call Lori at (352) 221-4634.SHINE Needs Volunteers e Florida Department of Elder A airs invites you to join the award-winning SHINE Program team of Volunteers. e SHINE Program helps Medicare bene ciaries make informed decisions about Medicare and health insurance. SHINE Volunteers provide free, unbiased individual counseling on Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, discounted or free drug programs, related health insurance and help some clients apply for low income programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups or participate in local health fairs or senior outreach events. Comprehensive training is provided with meals and travelrelated expenses reimbursed. e next scheduled Training Class is: June 12th-14th, 2012 from 9:30 am 4 pm. Basic computer skills are required. A one day Orientation class will be held the end of May. If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity, and to receive an application, please call Elder Helpline 1-800-963-5337 and ask for Margaret Shaw, SHINE liaison. Applications must be submitted before May 1st.AARP Safe Driving Course Florida is a mandated State and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course. Open to all 50 and older. Contact your agent for discount amounts. Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and tra c laws. Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 all others. Call instructor listed below to register. Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete registration. Crystal River, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs May 3/4, 8:30am, First Christian Church of Homosassa, 7030 Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa Springs, call Carol omas at 352/746-2416 May 10/11, 8:30 a.m., First Christian Church of Homosassa, 7030 Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa Springs, call Carol omas at 352/746-2416 May 17/18, 8:30 a.m., First Christian Church of Homosassa, 7030 Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa Springs, Call Carol omas at 352/746-2416 May 24/25, 8:30 a.m., First Christian Church of Homosassa, 7030 Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa Springs, call Carol omas at 352/746-2416. Beverly Hill, Lecanto, Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs May 3/4, 9:00am to 12:00pm, at Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Rooselvelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, call James Zito at 352/341-1864. May 8/10, 8:15-11:15 am. Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Mark Kneghton Ct. Lecanto, (o 491) same bldg. as VA clinic. Call eresa Williams at 352/746-9497.Levy County Beekeepers Club Meeting May 3 e Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the 1st urs. of each month at 7 p.m. in Chie and at #4 West Park Ave. For information contact Byron Teerlink, president, at 352/4932216 or Leon Bath, vice president, at 352/493-2329; or email: email@example.comQuilters of Alachua County Day Guild Meeting May 3A panel composed of ve members of QACDG will present Some of My Favorite ings, at the next meeting of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild, urs., May 3rd in the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street in Gainesville. Five items will be shown, among them a faux binding, 60-degree ruler, quilting tape, quick blocks and more.QACDG meets monthly the rst urs. from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Recreation Center. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins 10 a.m. Guests are welcome. For more info, call Beverley Hilton, (352) 373-7791, or go to www.qacdg.org.Haven Hospice Grief & Loss Support Group Meeting May 4Haven Hospice is hosting a Grief and Loss Support Group on May 4 at the Haven Hospice location at 311 NE 9th St. in Chie and. e group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call 352/493-2333.Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Moonlight Walk May 5Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Moonlight Walk, happening May 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., is a magical experience with twinkle lights, lanterns and approximately 1500 luminaries along a 1.25 mile walk with live entertainment (lost safari band), food and refreshments. e astronomy club will be out with telescopes. We are located at 4700 SW 58 Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608. Admission price is: Adults $10, children 2-13 $5. Members $2 discount.Levy County Public Safety & Hurricane Preparedness Expo May 19On Saturday, May 19, from 10 AM to 3 PM the Levy County Public Safety and Hurricane Preparedness Expo will show all their equipment and what they do to keep us safe to anyone wanting a free day of fun ere will be ambulances, re trucks, hazardous materials equipment, helicopters, police cars, medical simulator lab, and forestry equipment. Multiple agencies are participating: Coast Guard, Red Cross, Emergency Management, Haven Hospice, North Florida Regional, Dixie County Fire Rescue, CFCC, CERT, and so much more! is event is FREE and open to the public. It will be located at the airport in Williston. We hope to see you there to watch K-9 and extrication demonstrations from 12 to 2:30 PM.Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting e Levy County Republican Executive Committee monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday at Bronson Restaurant. Come hear the current Republican leaders and candidates tell their stories, issues, solutions and more. Get to know them, pick up materials and shake their hands. Find us on Facebook and our website www.levyrepublicans. com for activities, contact info and so much more. 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD All day EverydayALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK6 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Wal-Mart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson BRONSON RESTAURANT LIVE BAND Steel Bridge Crab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab Dont Forget the Arts Festival April 28 & 29 Service Jacks Land
The Levy County Journal4BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 MITCHELL OBEREM JANUARY 13, 1953 APRIL 16, 2012 Mitchell OBerem of Williston, Florida passed away on April 16, 2012 at his residence at the age of 59. Mr. OBerem was born on January 13, 1953 in Highland Park, Illinois to Dale and Barbara OBerem. He moved to Williston from Ocala 7 years ago. He was a route salesman for Frito-Lay. Mr. OBerem was of Catholic faith and attended Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed gol ng, boating, cruising, and traveling. Mr. OBerem is survived by his father, Dale OBerem; his wife of 4 years, Jenalyn OBerem; son, Matt Dale OBerem; daughter, Michelle (Michael) Flick; brother, Michael (Nanette) OBerem; and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Knau Funeral Home, Williston, at 11 a.m. on April 20, 2012. Father Rudolfo o ciated. Family received visitors an hour prior to the service. Arrangements under the care of Knau Funeral Home, Williston. JUNIOR GRIZZLE Junior Grizzle of Inglis passed away April 17, 2012 at his residence at the age of 69. He was retired and had previously owned and operated his own business with heavy equipment. Junior is survived by two daughters, Tina Jordan of Dunedin and Julie Nickolls of Bronson; one son, James Grizzle also of Bronson; two brothers, Harvis Grizzle of Clearwater and Elwood Grizzle of California; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Inglis Community Center in Inglis by family and friends. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose, Fla. W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida Serving God & Loving People Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Discipleship Hour 5:00 pm Evening Worship 6:30 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:Church Supper 5:30pm RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Troy A. Turner 451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282 of Bronson First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions ObituariesStanding Upright Before God (Part 2) Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming I was somewhat satis ed Id gotten my new purchase home without killing anybody on the interstate, but there was also a twinge of regret, since my new antique upright piano now lay splintered and face down in the bed of my pickup after the precarious journey. Id bought the dumb thing on a whim, and you can ask anybody, whimming will always get you in trouble. e sun was now sinking low, and I had no idea how I was going to unload the monster. It had to be removed before my drive to work the next morning. I was examining the logistics of rolling it o onto my holly bushes when my big strong neighbor Caton wandered over. What you got there? he asked. Every shred of decency in me wanted to say, e heaviest hunk of junk you ever seen in your life. Run while you got the chance! Instead, however, I talked it up and rehearsed the story of how Id practically stolen it for $60. Poor Caton, too neighborly for his own good, naively asked if I needed help unloading it. Aw well, I him-hawed, I appreciate it, but Im sure I can get it. He looked a little skeptical, so after a few minutes I let him talk me into it. As we pulled it o the tailgate I sorely misjudged the old uprights center of gravity again. e weight all pretty much shifted onto poor Caton. I gasped, thinking of the law suits ahead. Yet, to both our surprise, big Caton was able to throw his legs in granny low and shuck it o of him. Id never seen a display of such raw strength, or will to live. As I stood there in awe, Caton gulped, stu ed his eyeballs back in and attempted to straighten his back. When that failed, he feigned a smile and hunched o to his house without a word. I called out, anks! I hope he heard me. I dont know. I didnt see him for quite a while after that. From that point I closed the garage to all automobile tra c. It became my impromptu wood restoration and re nishing facility. I nailed what I could of the old boy back together and commenced a hand sanding campaign that consumed all my free time. In fact, I spent so many hours scrubbing the hide o that monster that my kids began to refer to me as the dusty stranger from the garage. About a month into the process my brother Heath came over to ridicule my work. ats all youve got done? he asked, eyeballing the one little panel Id almost completed. I wanted to topple the piano over on him, but all the energy I could muster up only produced a gag, laden with about half of a lungs worth of brown dust. Still seething, I rushed down to the hardware store and purchased an electric belt sander. Within a few short hours the once digni ed antique piano stood naked, trembling, and ashamed. Heath came out from watching T.V.. He ridiculed me for sanded all its edges o Its completely uneven, he said wagging his head, Why didnt you just buy a can of paint stripper dummy? Youd of been able to wipe all that old stain right o in ve minutes without ruining the whole piano! What I replied, after brie y computing the logic of his analysis, even embarrassed that naked piano. But anywayIts amazing how many aws you can almost cover up with a gallon of dark cherry stain, not to mention how many nave work buddies you can alienate by conning into to helping you move a piano. Yet soon my prized project was in the house. It was a day to remember. e kids like to refer to it as D-Day. e day daddy came home. Of course, just because you move your killer piano into the house doesnt mean all your problems are over. I still had to tune the thing. Being too cheap to hire a professional, I opted to send o for one of those mail order piano tuning kits. How hard could it be? I changed my tune a bit when I found out the old boy boasted over 200 strings! From the way they were busting on me, I gured they hadnt been tweaked since the turn of the century; the one before last. To sum it up, I never actually got to play that piano. Id simply become a slave to a hunk of junk that caused me to risk innocent lives getting it home. It bowed the spine of a perfectly good neighbor, sapped my energy, clogged my lungs, and caused me to become a stranger in my own house. Worst of all, Id had to endure Heaths criticism and hind sighted wisdom! All I had to show for it was the pleasure of tripping over the huge blight in my cramped living room. Now, since Ive gotten the beam (piano) out of my own eye, let me ask if theres something in your life that shouldnt be there, maybe a sin, a weight, or a hindrance thats sapping your energy, ruining your relationships, and endangering your health? Dont be as hard headed as I was. Go on and strip that weight o of your life today. ( erefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip o every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NLT) Youll be glad to know I nally pawned o that old killer upright as part of a package deal when selling the house. I kept the tuning wrench and belt sander though, just in case I nd anything else that needs to be torqued or grinded. I just hope next time its something other than my nerves. -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she firstname.lastname@example.org. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand Church CalendarSt. John the Evangelist CC Dinner Apr. 28 e St Vincent de Paul Society at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church on SR 27A will be serving a spaghetti supper Sat., Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m. e only cost is a bag of groceries for the food shelf or a love donation if desired. Please come to join us. All are welcome. All food and funds are used for the food shelf or to assist people with nancial di culties. If you have questions or if you are coming with a group larger than six, please call 352/949-3607.Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church MeetingFor new friends and fellowship come join us at Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church at 5850 Riverside Drive in Yankeetown. On Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. there is co ee and sweets in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy visiting with everyone before we go to the worship service at 11:00 a.m. Communion is served on the rst Sunday of the month. After church we return to the Fellowship Hall to visit and eat. So if you are lonely and looking for a new church family, come on by we cant wait to meet you. For more information call 352/447-2506. Morriston Baptist Church Groundbreaking May 6Morriston Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Groundbreaking Ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 6 p.m. at our new Campus location, 3051 Southeast Highway 41 in Morriston. A Reception will follow immediately after. For more information call Morriston Baptist Church at 352/528-4080.Bronson UMC Contemporary Service May 6You are invited to e Refreshing, a new contemporary evening service beginning Sunday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m. e Bronson United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to come and share in this opportunity to worship! We are excited and looking forward to seeing lots of new faces and our old friends there too. is is the place to come to nd out what all the excitement is about! We welcome you with open hearts, open minds and open doors. e church is located in Bronson at 235 Court Street. For more information please call the church o ce at 352/486-2281 or Sue Bazin at 352/486-4094. Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church May 11 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday May 11, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. May 16, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.Holy Family is located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A. First UMC Movie May 11 e First United Methodist Church in Archer will be showing the movie Marley and Me on May 11 at the church located at 117121 SW 137 Lane in Archer from 7 to 9 p.m. We are also collecting donations of food for the Archer Helping Hands food pantry at each of our free 2nd Friday night movie presentations. On May 19th we will be hosting special musicians Willing Hearts and Inspired ru Christ at the church for our Gospel Singspiration from 7 to 8 p.m. Donations of prepackaged or individual serve foods for the Back Pak 4 Kids program will be accepted at each musical event held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Feel free to call and see what fun family event is next at 352/495-4021 or 443-0010.Community Service Apr. 29 e Chie and Ministerial Association is sponsoring a citywide Community Service on Sunday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Chie and Assembly of God on Manatee Springs Road. Everyone is invited. continued on page 7B
The Levy County Journal 5BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Recorded MarriagesMarch 29, 2012 Jason Michael Godkin, 2/19/92, of Williston, to Katherine Marion Pagan, 7/28/93, of Bronson. April 2, 2012 Dennis Ray Hodge, 1/17/66, to Laurie Lee Martin, 5/25/72, both of Cedar Key. Robert Louis Jones, 1/5/54, to Marilyn Laverne Scott, 11/21/57, both of Morriston. April 4, 2012 Illie McIntosh Jr., 4/4/55, of Williston, to Chrystal Shere Beavers, 6/22/73, of Gainesville. Danny Hartley Stevens, 12/30/46, to Catherine Charlotte Lawhun, 10/12/56, both of Inglis. Scott omas Duncan, 8/14/70, to Jennifer Lynn Morales, 8/7/86, both of Archer. WALTER F. NORTON AUGUST 14, 1933 APRIL 17, 2012 Walter F. Norton passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center at the age of 78. Walter was born on August 14, 1933 in Jamaica Long Island, NY. to Frank Edward Norton and Helen Allen Norton. He moved to Bell in 1989 from Miami, Florida. Walter served in the U.S. Army, was a stage hand for the theaters and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and. Walter was preceded in death by a son, James Walter Norton. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce Balz Norton of Bell; a daughter, Rene Norton of Bell; a son, Joseph Norton of Bell; seven grandchildren: Kelly Mancusi, Michael Norton, Luke Grant, Matthew Remai, Tina McConnell, Crystal Black and Joyce Norton; six greatgrandchildren and one on the way. Funeral Services were held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Joe McDonnell o ciating. Visitation was held on ursday, April 19, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, (352) 463-8888. Online condolences may be sent through our website at www.watsonfhtrenton.com DUANE AARON FUGATE NOVEMBER 10, 1935 APRIL 18, 2012 Duane Aaron Fugate of Williston, Florida passed away on April 18, 2012 at the age of 76. He was born on November 10, 1935 in Ocala to Woodroe and Veola (Stevens) Fugate. He was a native of Levy County. He was of the Methodist faith and a church member of the First United Methodist Church in Williston. He was the owner and operator of Woodroe Fugate & Sons. He was a Master Gardener. He was a member of the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club and Woodroe Fugate & Sons Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, shing and was an avid sports fan. He played on the Williston Baseball Team in the late 50s and 60s. He was also a home builder in his earlier years. Mr. Fugate was preceded in death by his parents Woodroe Fugate and Veola (Stevens) Fugate and his sister Norma Jean Fugate. He is survived by his wife Patricia Patsy Fugate; sons Norm Fugate (Janice), Duane Aaron Fugate Jr. (Linda) and Steven Fugate; daughter Dedee McLeod (Robyn); brother Lewie D. Fugate (Barbara Jean); grandchildren: Mandi, Nic, Blake, Cale, Hunter, Miranda, Pricilla, Trip, Samantha and Cody; great-grandchildren: Greyson, Weston, Estella Jo, Ford, Elizabeth Ann, Garett and Ty. No visitation is scheduled. A graveside service was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery with Reverend Wes Smith o ciating. e family asks that in lieu of owers donations be made to the Wardell Fugate Scholarship Fund at 16351 NE 30th Street Williston, FL 32696. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. RAFE PHILLIP MEYER MAY 6, 1967 APRIL 19, 2012 Rafe Phillip Meyer of Williston passed away on April 19, 2012 at the age of 44. He was born on May 6, 1967 in Dillsburg, Pa. to Robert G. and Karen J. (Waldheim) Meyer. He moved to Williston, Fla. in 1978 from Pennsylvania. He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed bike riding and being an artist. He is survived by his father Robert G. Meyer; brother, Peter Robert Meyer; his aunt, Sue Bradshaw; his cousins, Jennifer Bradshaw and James Bradshaw the 4th (Fran); niece Alexandria Meyer and nephew Matthew Harbin. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. WILMA J. HILL JUNE 16, 1928 APRIL 19, 2012 Wilma J. Hill passed away on ursday, April 19, 2012 at the Lake City Haven Hospice at the age of 83. Wilma was born on June 16, 1928 in Sutton, Nebraska to Lester Milroy and Helen Greice Milroy. She moved to Bell 1 years ago from Bronson. Wilma was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Milroy and Helen Greice Milroy; her husband, Richard William Hill, and a daughter, Peggy Ann Hill. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Ronald) Shilts of Bell and Linda (Mike) McCollum of Bronson; a son, Mike Hill of Bronson; a sister, Virginia Jackson of Aurora, Nebraska; a brother, Charles Milroy of Nebraska; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson with Mr. Ronald Shilts o ciating. Interment to follow the service. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888. Online condolences may be sent through our website at www.watsonfhtrenton.com MURTICE FUGATE OCTOBER 6, 1915 APRIL 19, 2012 Murtice Fugate of Williston, Florida passed away on April 19, 2012 at the age of 96. She was born on October 6, 1915 in Williston to Hardy Lee and Stella (Bigham) Blitch. She was a lifelong resident of Williston. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Williston. Mrs. Fugate was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Homer Fugate, son Tony Fugate and three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her sons Leon Fugate (Marie) of Morriston and John Fugate (Marilyn) of Williston; daughter Carolyn Mikell (Charles) of Gainesville; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Williston. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Williston with Reverend Will Clark o ciating. Interment followed at Orange Hill Cemetery. e family asks that in lieu of owers donations be made to the Nature Coast Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. RITA MARIE SIMCOE SEPTEMBER 10, 1934 APRIL 20, 2012 Rita Marie Simcoe of Branford, Florida passed away on April 20, 2012 at the age of 77. She was born on September 10, 1934 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to Charles Edward and Marguerite Paulene (Gerlache) Swan. She moved to Branford in 1994 from Palm Beach, Fla. She worked as a Parts Manager for most of her life. She was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and quilting and was a member of the Joyful Hearts Quilting Club in Branford. She also did a lot of volunteer work with the Branford Fire Station. Gardening was her passion she just had a green thumb. Mrs. Simcoe is survived by her husband of 23 years Jim Simcoe; sons, Charles Edward Weckler and James C. Simcoe Jr.; daughters: Charlene Weckler, Valerie Weckler and Michele Martin; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Visitation was held on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Chie and. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Joppa Baptist Church with Reverends Robin omas, Rob Phillips and Alpheus Atkins o ciating. Interment is to follow at Joppa Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Chie and. MARLEAH WILLIAMS MARCH 18, 1946 APRIL 20, 2012 Marleah Williams of Williston, Florida, passed away at North Florida Regional Medical Center on April 20, 2012 at the age of 66. Ms. Williams was born on March 18, 1946. She was a resident of Williston for the past 30 years, moving here from Gainesville. She was a member of L.A.R.C. in Otter Creek and Sunshiners Group Home in Williston, Florida for 30 years. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home, Williston. DORRIS ELIZABETH BETH PETERSON Mrs. Dorris Elizabeth Beth Peterson of Marietta, Ga. and formerly of Cross City, Fla., passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at the age of 63. Mrs. Peterson moved to Dora, Ala., from Cross City, in 1966 and then moved to Marietta in 1968. She worked for Southern Bell, Bell South and retired from AT&T as an operator. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Marietta Chapter, Communications Workers of America and Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Peterson enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling. She attended Life Church, Smyrna Assembly of God. Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her father R. E. Meadows. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James H. Peterson of Marietta, Ga.; daughter, Cathy ( omas) Peterson Snyder of Marietta, Ga.; mother, Dorris Nell Meadows of Cross City; brother, Bobby (Carol) Meadows of Ila, Ga.; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and adoptive family: Joey, Sharlene, JB and Jolene Sanders. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Carr o ciating. Interment followed at Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held Monday, April 23, 2012 at the funeral home between the hours of 5 and 7 pm. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla., 352/498-5400. BARBARA ANN DUDLEY NOVEMBER 14, 1951 APRIL 22, 2012 Barbara Ann Dudley of Newberry passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida at the age of 60. She was born on November 14, 1951 to Jesse and Jewel Roberts in Williston, Florida. She was a homemaker and has lived in Newberry 41 years coming from Archer. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed shing and spending time with her family. Barbara leaves behind her husband Lamar; her daughters: Stacy Dudley Blackwell (Bryan), Frances Dudley and Cassie Dudley; her brothers: Wayne Roberts, J.W. Roberts, Larry Roberts Sr., Ronnie Roberts, Tommy Roberts and Glenn Roberts; her sisters, Teresa Roberts and Pam Asbell; her grandchildren: Hank Blackwell, Halston Blackwell and Wyatt Jones. e family received visitors on Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home in Williston. Services are being held on ursday April 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Knau Funeral Home in Williston o ciated by Reverend Andy Cook. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Williston, Fla. JESSE LEE WATSON Jesse Lee Watson of Gulf Hammock and Naples, Florida passed away on April 22, 2012 in Naples at the age of 79. Jesse was born in Levy County and after serving his country in the Navy he lived primarily in Gulf Hammock and Naples throughout his life. He was a carpenter and loved to sh. Jesse was of the Protestant faith. Jesse was preceded in death by his loving wife Carolyn in September of 2011 and his parents, Will and Laura Watson of Gulf Hammock. He is survived by four children: John Bass, Lyn Arnold, Ray Bass and Terri Bass and their families who loved Jesse and have cared for him faithfully during his illness; and six brothers: Eborn, Lloyd, Doyle, Duane, William and Jerry Watson and their families. A memorial service will follow. DIANE LYNN BARNES SEPTEMBER 1, 1950 APRIL 23, 2012 Diane Lynn Barnes of Bronson passed away on April 23, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Chie and at the age of 61. Diane was a resident of Bronson for 34 years and served the Town of Bronson as Town clerk for 14 years. She contributed to many municipal projects such as the community ball park, city sidewalks and water projects to name a few. Diane attended high school in La Puenta, California and earned her Associate in Science degree in computer science at Santa Fe College. Although not currently attending due to health problems, Diane was baptized at First Baptist Church in Bronson and took peace in her belief that she would be reunited with loved ones after passing. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. She is survived by her devoted husband Frank Barnes; her two daughters, Paula Gonzalez and Stephanie Barnes; and her grandchildren: Marcos, Marisa, Paul and Dylan. Diane was a beautiful person with a kind heart and appreciated natures unique beauty. She will be missed by all who loved her.Obituaries continued from page 4B e City of Williston was very well represented in the tournament with the Braves, Red Devils and Marlins also capturing awards within the eld of more than 25 teams. But there is more to the win than the trophy. e heart and spirit of these boys was really shining bright as they all wore their Leukemia Awareness pins on their baseball caps and went to work to win a trophy for their team member Justin Fairbanks who was diagnosed with Leukemia of Ambiguous Lineage last year. Justin is the 9-year-old son of Matt and Kymber Wilkinson of Williston who just loves baseball among other things but could not play this round. He is an excellent baseball player and even played two years of tackle football. Justin plays the catcher position for the WYAA Yankees when he can. is team decided they wanted Justin to have a trophy and they delivered in a big way. Congratulations Justin! And kudos to the parents and coaches, Nick Diamano, Bill Foster, Mitch Rossi and Clint Welborn, for a superb job of instilling not only sportsmanship and skill discipline but charity and community spirit as well. What a great example of what a good community does for its own. For anyone who would like to help out Justin Fairbanks in his ght to beat leukemia there is a bank account set up in his name at Perkins State Bank: PO Box 788, Williston, Florida. e account number is: 100939462 with a routing number of: 063102783. If you would like to send Justin a letter or card, send to: Justin Fairbanks, 516 NW 2nd Avenue, Williston, FL 32696.Tournament Team Trophy for Williston Yankees and Justin Fairbanks. Photo courtesy of Lisa Reynolds Williston Yankees conitnued from page 1B
The Levy County Journal6BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 irteen new Master Gardeners joined the ranks of the Nature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) following the April graduation ceremony. e new members have successfully completed a rigorous and intellectually challenging fty-hour Master Gardener training program. NCMGs are sponsored by the state-wide University of Florida/ IFAS Extension Master Gardener Program in cooperation with the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the national Master Gardener program. Since its inception in 2007, under the astute tutelage of UF specialists, county agents and FWC, DOT and FFS (formerly Department of Forestry) representatives, eighty-two local residents have received training and joined the NCMGs as volunteer representatives of University of Florida. Addressing the 2012 class, Tom Wichman, UF State Coordinator, Gainesville campus, emphasized the mission of the UF Master Gardener program is to assist the County Extension Agent in delivering information to residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes in a Florida-Friendly way. As the only multi-county Master Gardener program in Florida, Wichman referred to the NCMGs as a model organization. Bringing best management practices and state of the art training to the NCMG class, guest lecturers included Ludie Bond, Wild re Mitigation Specialist, Wendy Wilbur, Alachua County Horticulture Agent, Lynn DiTullio, Fanning Springs Park Naturalist, retired and a host of NCMGs speaking from personal experience and words of encouragement to the 2012 class. Successful class attendees commented already had neighbors asking for help with grass and azaleascant wait to share information with the youth groups I work with in my job Wonderful way to proliferate information to the general public. Certi ed Master Gardeners work through their county Extension o ce to educate Floridians and provide research-based information about gardening. NCMGs representing Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties, volunteer in a variety of ways, including: answering horticultural questions over the phone, in person at information booths, participating in community and school garden projects, providing educational programs to the public, supporting 4-H and youth horticulture activities. For details on receiving a no-charge Florida-friendly yard visit with NCMGs through the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program, contact: Barbara at 486-5131 or email email@example.com Submitted by Jean HolbrookA Bakers Dozen Joins Ranks as Master Gardeners L-R standing; Barbara Edmonds, Sherry Lynn, Fran Knowles, Janie Hinson, Rosella Smith, Kathy Fuller, Luci Kapell, Carol Davis, Anthony Drew, L-R seated; Chris Dixon, Bob Hinson, Russell Seay, Charlie Greene, Ron Knowles. Not pictured Carolyn HolderWho doesnt love a mystery? Most of us are captivated by them and driven to discover and disclose them. For decades so many of us have been compelled by Shell Mound, the gigantic crescent-shaped archaeological site that sits on the coastal zone of Levy County within the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Over the past three years Dr. Kenneth Sassaman and his graduate students have been surveying the thirty coastal miles of the Lower Suwannee NWR and the thirteen islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge in order to reveal some of the truths about the mound and the cultures that erected it. Back in March, Florida Archaeology Month, the Refuge sta hosted Dr Sassamans update of the ongoing archaeological surveys of both Refuges at the Cedar Key Library. His Powerpoint presentation showed reconstructed images of the many shell rings, or shell heaps engineered into semi-circles surrounding village sites across the Cedar Keys. At that presentation, Sassaman announced his next project, Shell Mound, would be open to public viewing. He Lower Suwannee Refuge Volunteers Assist Archaeologists at Shell Mound Dr Sassaman stops work to take time for educating a youngster visiting the mound
The Levy County Journal 7BApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.comClassi ed Ads Across1. After-bath powder 5. Big losers nickname? 9. Fools 14. I had no ___! 15. Had on 16. Lyric poem 17. Litter member 18. Auspices 19. Asian short-horned goat antelope 20. Place of residence 23. Leaf apertures 24. Getting on in years 27. Absorbed, as a cost 28. French door part 30. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 31. When its ___ (old riddle answer) 34. One with a thick skin 37. Using the soft palate 39. Appear 40. Tartan trousers 41. It may be pulled (2 wds) 44. ___ quam videri (North Carolinas motto) 45. 1969 Peace Prize grp. 46. Moving vehicles 47. Abbr. after a comma 49. Public building for lectures 51. Tombstone inscription 55. Containing symbolic representation 58. Student getting one-onone help 60. Once ___ a time... 61. Radar image 62. At attention 63. How ___! 64. Shoestring 65. Catalogs 66. A Swiss army knife has lots of them 67. Nestling falcons Crossword Puzzle Down1. Flags 2. Scorched 3. Slow, musically 4. Sailboat with twin hulls 5. Su er from oppressive heat 6. Collection of Christs sayings 7. Western blue ag, e.g. 8. Coordinate 9. Discharge of trainee during training period 10. Defeat 11. Heavy doorway curtains 12. Tokyo, formerly 13. Clinch, with up 21. Dracula, at times 22. Like old recordings 25. e ___ of Kilimanjaro, short story 26. Siddhartha author 28. Ancient Scotland inhabitants 29. A chip, maybe 31. Be of use 32. Peanut butter and ___ 33. Sets apart for a special purpose 35. Chemistry Nobelist Otto 36. Having potential to be constructed 38. Small streams 42. Charades, e.g. 43. Complains 48. ___-tac-toe 50. Bumper sticker word 51. Chip away at 52. Put to rest, as fears 53. Fold of skin 54. Exaggerated publicity (pl.) 56. Expert 57. Sonata, e.g. 58. ___ el Amarna, Egypt 59. Altdorf is its capital BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up e Springhouse Quilter's Guild monthly business meeting was held on April 10 with Mary Rawlins, President, presiding. Forty members and two quests attended. Door prizes were won by Elain Zahn, Elaine Faison, and Sherry Coblentz. e building and grounds were beautiful following yard maintenance by the Lancaster Work Crew on Monday. Springhouse Quilters appreciate the help from Lancaster in keeping up the grounds. A demo by Patty Castor provided several handy hints for those interested in keeping their bobbin threads intact. Each hint was unique but each proved helpful. Miriam Otera announced an Apr. 24 workshop for members on constructing a tidy bag. Anna Gilliam will provide instructions beginning at 9 a.m. e Nite Owls recognized Kathy Beaulieu as top winner in the yo-yo pin cushion challenge and commended the 10 new members who recently completed the Beginner Quilting Class. A folded ower workshop with Chris McGee instructing is being planned. e Nite Owl ladies are continuing to work on a 12-month block sampler with block number six now being pieced. e annual 4-H summer camp is scheduled for June 25 to June 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H building in Trenton. Beginner and Intermediate classes will be held at that time. Contact Anna Gilliam or the Gilchrist County Extension O ce for complete information. Lois Scott discussed the 2013 ra e quilt noting the design, fabric selection and assistance needed from the membership. e meeting adjourned following Show and Tell. Community projects, wall hangings, table runners and bedsize quilts were but a few of the fantastic projects displayed by guild ladies. For additional information, contact Lois Scott, 463 2207.Karen Brake with 2 tablerunners. A Patas monkey has been spotted in the Gainesville area in a block of woods near Waldo and 8th Avenue. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for the publics assistance if the animal is spotted. ursday afternoon, FWC o cers set a trap for the animal near where it was feeding o a homeowners fruit trees, said Maj. Roy Brown, FWC regional commander. We are asking that the public not approach this animal or attempt to feed it or catch it. ese monkeys are called the greyhounds of the primate world, Brown said. ey can run about 35 mph. O cials are still attempting to determine where the monkey came from and are checking to see if anyone in the area has a permit for the animal. According to o cials, Patas monkeys, which are ground dwellers, can grow to approximately 3 feet tall, not including the tail. e animal can weigh up to 30 pounds. e body, limbs, feet and hands are long and slim. It has a dark face with a white mustache and beard. e FWC classi es captive wildlife in di erent categories, depending on the danger the animal can present. e Patas monkey is a Class II animal that requires substantial experience to handle with speci c cage requirements. Other Class II animals include badgers, wolverines, alligators, wolves and clouded leopards. From this list, you can see why we are asking that the public not attempt to approach the animal, Brown said. is monkey isnt showing any aggressive behavior and has run away when approached, but we dont want anyone attempting to get close to it. If the trapping e ort is a success and the animal is caught, it will be transferred to a permitted facility, where it will receive the proper care. O cials are asking the public to report sightings of this monkey to the Wildlife Alert toll-free number 888/404-3922 or to call the FWC regional o ce in Lake City at 386/7580525 Patas Monkey Spotted in Gainesville Springhouse Quilters News e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet May 2-3 at e Plantation Inn, Crystal River, to discuss several sh-and-wildlife conservation issues, including red snapper and roundscale spear sh management, anchoring and mooring, wild hog management and manatee zones. e May 2-3 dates re ect a change of schedule, but the location is the same. On the rst day, following recognition of individual FWC employees for their marine sheries conservation e orts, the focus shifts to the consent agenda, a report by FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley and sta updates on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Items on the marine sheries agenda include nal approval of amendments that would set the 2012 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season, and three of the consent agenda items: the management of roundscale spear sh and language updates to reef sh recreational bag limits and to the Spiny Lobster Trap Certi cate Program. Roundscale spear sh harvest has been prohibited in state waters since 1999 because the sh rarely come into Florida waters. e consent agenda item on roundscale spear sh will align how Florida manages roundscale spear sh with recent changes to federal management e orts. e proposed nal rule would allow harvest of roundscale spear sh, adding it to the marlin and sail sh one- sh bag and possession limit. Also on the consent agenda are two draft rule items that propose updating rule language. ese updates are part of a recent e ort to clarify marine sheries rules and make them easier to understand. e rst change will update the multiday charter trip and o -water possession limits for reef sh. e Spiny Lobster Trap Certi cate Program consent agenda item will make FWC rule match Florida Statute by shortening the length of time trap certi cate fees can go unpaid before the certi cate reverts back to the FWC and can no longer be reissued. Hunting issues are also on the consent agenda. Sta will request approval of rules to expand gray squirrel season on private lands and, in concert with this change, to retain current gray squirrel seasons on wildlife management areas and environmental areas. Sta will report on wild hog management in Florida and how it provides for hunting opportunities and other tools to control feral hogs. Before recessing the May 2 portion of the two-day meeting, the public will be invited to comment on items not on the agenda. e second day also starts with recognition of conservation excellence and a presentation of a Youth Hunting Program Landowner of the Year award. Included on the agenda: a proposed rule to establish new state zones that limit allowable motorboat speeds in portions of Flagler County, an update on the Central Everglades Restoration Project, other sta reports and public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting should advise the FWC at least ve calendar days prior to the May 2 meeting by contacting the FWCs O ce of Human Resources at 850-4886411. If you are hearingor speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-9558770 (voice). To see the full agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission.FWC Meeting in Crystal River Changed to May 2-3also arranged for volunteers from the Refuge and Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge to participate. Over the weekend, Dr. Sassaman and his dedicated graduate students, teachers themselves, spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday digging and sifting, measuring and graphing, packaging and packing, as well as photo-documenting the site. Any visitors who happened-on to the dig were invited to view its progress and to ask questions. Sassaman seemed to thoroughly enjoy escorting onlookers, pointing out both test holes, and walking visitors over to the screening process, so they might see artifacts. roughout the weekend, volunteers from the Refuge corps and the Refuge Friends group helped sift buckets and buckets of mollusks nding sh and bird bones, along with shell tools and bits of pottery shards. On Saturday, an exciting nd nearly 2-meters deep, down past the millennia worth of shells, to the amber sand was a good-sized Deptford Period pottery shard. Another exciting nd was a chert core which could allow a cutting edge to be created at a moments notice. Handled by white cotton gloves, each artifact will be processed at the Florida Museum of Natural History and the pieces of this 5-acre puzzle, will be united in order to tell the story of the shell cultures who constructed the 28-foot tall landmark on the Gulf. In about a year, the dedicated people of University of Floridas Department of Anthropology will return to Shell Mound to discover the rest of the story.Lower Suwannee Refuge Assist Archaeologists continued from page 6
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STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. All customers are subject to a one-time, non-reundable processing fee. Log Cabin Quilters e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, April 19th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We were busy today working on the quilt in the frame and if everything goes well, they will nish that quilt about the same time the Take 5 quilt is ready to go into the frame. e Take 5 quilt is beginning to take shape. e blocks were put into rows so Peggy could stitch the rows together. Next week we should be ready to sandwich the quilt. One of the time consuming details was done by Doris at home making sure all the squares are the same size then were ironed. Joyce brought in a lot of her extra fabric for all to see. Some of the proceeds will go to the Museum. We have two tables with fabric ideal for learning how to quilt something small. Aileen is planning to teach a strip class strip quilting that is. By using the strips of fabric left over from other projects, one could make anything from a pot holder to a quilt. She has made stained glass curtains for a sunny room in her home using strips and black fabric. She should start the class on ursday, May 2. Were hoping she will also do classes on Saturday for those who cant come out on ursday. Call 352-493-2801 for details. What I learned this week you HAVE TO have a walking foot for your sewing machine if you want to machine quilt. It doesnt hold the fabric as tightly as the traditional presser foot and it allows the layers of fabric to move together. Were still planning our Open House and Winnelle Hornes celebration on May 19. Were hoping for some music, maybe a yard sale which will be open for others to join us and who knows what other surprises we will be able to develop. If youre looking for homemade items, please keep us in mind. We have everything from pot holders to quilts even baby quilts. Alice Mae Haire has brought in her Nativity Wall Hanging. You can see it at the Museum.Community Support Needed for Williston ResidentBethaney Swanson, long time resident and real estate agent of Williston, has been diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs. e surgery she needs is not covered by her insurance. e cancer is quick spreading and she needs this procedure as soon as possible. We are asking the community for support to help Bethaney during her time of need. A fund has been set up at Perkins State Bank for donations to help cover her medical expenses. Checks can be made payable to Bethaney Swanson, Medical Fund and can be dropped o either at the bank, or the o ce of Sharon Brannan CPA. For further information please call 352/528-6558. We appreciate all your prayers and support.
www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 43 50 CENTS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy CountySECTION C SECTION C LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA000992 SEC.: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JESSE CARL GRAY, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: JESSE CARL GRAY, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1266 AUTUMN DR TAMPA, FL 33613 SHARRON K. GRAY, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 12350 NORTH EAST 106TH COURT ARCHER, FL 32616 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompe tents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in LEVY County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 3, BLOCK 7, UNIVERSITY OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 15, 15A TO 15M, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 FLEETWOOD MO BILE HOME VIN NO, FLFL770A33530GH21 AND FLFL770B33530GH21. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 12350 NORTH EAST 106TH COURT, ARCHER, FL 32616 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before May 25, 2012 and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 12th day of April, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coor dinator not later than 1(one) day prior to the proceeding at Three Rivers Legal Ser vices, Inc. (Levy), 901 NW 8th Avenue, Suite D-5, Gainesville, FL 32601 352-372-0519 and for the hear ing and voice impaired 800-955-8770. Pub.: April 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA001361 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. MAGGIE CAMPBELL, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property) TO: MAGGIE CAMPBELL A/K/A MARGARET CAMPBELL A/K/A MARGARET ANN CAMPBELL A/K/A MARGARET A. CAMPBELL Last known address: 12351 NE 80th Ave Bronson, FL 32621 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Levy County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 4, BLOCK 1, VILLAGE OF GREEN THUMBS DEV., INC., UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1989 PINE MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# HMLCP28151504429A & HMLCP28151504429B Tax ID: 0632000000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1871 NE 159th Ave, Williston, FL 32696 Attorney file number: 11-11735 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6675 Corporate Parkway, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216, by which is within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth erwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Bronson, Florida, on the 13th day of April, 2012. Clerk Name: Danny J. Shipp Clerk, Circuit Court Lev County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1) day prior to the proceeding at Jan Phillips. For the hearing and voice impaired 352337-6237. Pub.: April 19, 26, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. FILE No: 38-2012-CP -000026 DIVISION: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF VONTAVIA KIARA ROBINSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VONTAVIA KIARA ROBINSON, deceased, whose date of death is January 29, 2012, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, Attention: Pro bate Division, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, 32621. The file number is 38-2012CP-000026. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this no tice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent or other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 19, 2012. /s/ LASHONTA RENEA JACKSON Personal Representative 2510 NE 9th Street, Apt. 616, Gainesville, Florida 32609 /s/ CHERIE H. FINE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative Fla. Bar No. 0331317 FINE, FARKASH & PARLAPIANO, PA Attorneys for Petitioner 622 NE First Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 376-6046 Pub.: April 19, 26, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2012-CP000051 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS BAILEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of THOMAS BAILEY, Deceased, whose date of death was January 31, 2012, File Number 38-2012-CP000051, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representatives attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other per sons having claims or de mands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: April 19, 2012. /s/ Kim Broyles Personal Representative 8380 Vickers Circle Hahira, GA 31632 /s/ Charlotte A. Bryan Personal Representative 908 Carol Avenue Adel, GA 31620 /s/ Gregory V. Beauchamp GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352)493-1458 Pub.: April 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000963 Chase Home Finance, LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Lisa J. VanDeboe a/k/a Lisa VanDeBoe a/k/a Lisa Van DeBoe Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000963 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff and Lisa J. VanDeboe a/k/a Lisa VanDeBoe a/k/a Lisa Van DeBoe are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR AT LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 355 S. COURT STREET, BRONSON, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1063.11 FEET OF THE EAST 1/3 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASE-MENT FOR THE PUR-POSES OF IN GRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF THAT PART OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LYING EAST OF AN EXISTING COUNTY GRADE. ANY PERSON CLAIM ING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East Uni versity Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled ap pearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000287 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES THOMAS WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES T. WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES WORTHINGTON, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000287 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and JAMES THOMAS WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES T. WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES WORTHINGTON; _____AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES THOMAS WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES T. WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES WORTHINGTON, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; CONNIE WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE S. WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE CARTER WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE C. WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE S. CARTER A/K/A CONNIE CARTER; ____ AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONNIE WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE S. WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE CARTER WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE C. WORTHINGTON A/K/A CONNIE S. CARTER A/K/A CONNIE CARTER, IF ANY; CAPITAL ONE BANK N/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defen dant(s), whether living or not, and whether said un known parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Main Lobby of the Courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street, of the LEVY County Courthouse, ON MONDAYS in BRONSON, Florida in ac cordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes in LEVY County, Florida, at a.m., on the 18th day of June, 2012, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 12 AND 13, CEDAR PINES-UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1996 HICKORY MOBILE HOME VIN # GAFLS35A10954HH22 TITLE # 70178803 VIN # GAFLS35B10954HH22 TITLE # 70178804 Street Address: 7331 Northwest County Road 345, Chiefland, Florida 32644 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 19th day of April, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 355 Court Street, Bronson, Fl 32621, Phone No. (352)374-3639 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2008-CA000025 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. LANE TAGLIO AND HILLARY L. TAGLIO, HIS WIFE; JOHN DOE AND MARY DOE; WINDING RIVER PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment Nunc Pro Tunc to April 17, 2008 entered April 17, 2012, in Case Number 2008-CA-000025 in the Cir cuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the prop erty situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: Tract 87-2 (a portion of Tract 87) A parcel of land in Sections 9 and 10, Township 11 South, Range 16 East, Levy County, Florida, be ing a portion of that prop erty known as Tract 87 of the unrecorded develop ment WINDING RIVER PRESERVE, and being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of Reference, commence at the NW corner of Section 10, Township 11 South, Range 16 East, Levy County, Florida; thence N 890605 E, along the North line of said Section 10, a distance of 26.97 feet; thence S 370958 W, 503.57 feet, to a point on the boundary of that property known as Tract 87 of the unrecorded development Winding River Preserve; thence S 783958 W, along said boundary, 603.05 feet; thence S 011533 W, along said boundary, 2063.96 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence S 082156 E, 918.01 feet, to the centerline of an ex isting
The Levy County Journal2CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 60 foot easement, also being a point on said boundary of Tract 87; thence S 690336 E, along said centerline and boundary, 81.08 feet, to the Terminus Point of said existing easement; thence, departing the southern boundary of said Tract 87, run N 721324 E, along the centerline of a 60 foot easement until otherwise noted, 230.00 feet; thence N 602156 E, 575.00 feet; thence N 494028 E, 295.00 feet; thence N 683834 E, 385.00 feet; thence N 342933 W, 327.88 feet; thence, de parting said centerline, run S 891137 W, 1326.01 feet, to close on the Point of Beginning. Easement One (existing) Reserving unto the Grantor, its successors and assigns a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across that portion of the following described strip of land lying within the above described parcel 87-2, and together with a non-exclusive easement for in gress, egress and utilities over and across that por tion of the of the following described strips of land ly ing adjacent or nearby to the above described parcel 872: a 60 foot wide in gress, egress and utilities easement that lies 30 feet on each side of the follow ing described centerline: For a Point of Beginning, commence at the SW cor ner of that property known as Tract 87 of the unre corded development WINDING RIVER PRESERVE; thence S 690336 E, along the South line of said Tract 87, a distance of 2084.87 feet, to the Terminus Point of this centerline of ease ment. Said easement being the same as created in that certain deed recorded in Official Record Book 1000 at Page 523, Public Re cords of Levy County, Florida. Easement Two (new) Also Reserving unto the Grantor, its successors and assigns a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across that portion of the following described strip of land lying within the above described parcel 87-2, and together with a non-exclusive easement for in gress, egress and utilities over and across that portion of the of the following described strips of land lying adjacent or nearby to the above described parcel 87-2: A 60 foot wide easement that lies 30 feet on each side of the follow ing described centerline: For a Point of Reference, commence at the SW cor ner of that property known as Tract 87 of the unre corded development WINDING RIVER PRESERVE; thence S 690336 E, along the South line of said Tract 87, also being the centerline of an existing 60 foot easement, a distance of 2084.87 feet, to the Termi nus Point of said existing easement and the Point of Beginning for this center line of easement; thence, departing the southern boundary of said Tract 87, run N 721324 E, 230.00 feet; thence N 602156 E, 575.00 feet; thence N 494028 E, 295.00 feet; thence N 683834 E, 385.00 feet; thence N 342933 W, 1330.57 feet, to the intersection with a line having a bearing of S 884427 E, and the Ter minus Point for this center line of easement. Less and except from said Ease ment Two that portion lying outside the boundary of Tract 87 of the unrecorded development WINDING RIVER PRESERVE. Easement Three (new) Also Reserving unto the Grantor, its successors and assigns a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across that portion of the following described strip of land lying within the above described parcel 87-2, and together with a non-exclusive easement for in gress, egress and utilities over and across that portion of the of the following described strips of land lying adjacent or nearby to the above described parcel 87-2: For a Point of Beginning for this easement, com mence at the Point of Be ginning of the above de scribed centerline of easement, being a point on the boundary of said Tract 87; thence N 721324 E, along the centerline of the above described ease ment, 155.07 feet; thence N 850050 W, 352.88 feet, to the centerline of the above referenced ex isting 60 foot easement, also being on the boundary of Tract 87; thence S 690336 E, along said centerline and boundary, 218.29 feet, to close on the Point of Beginning. at Public Sale, on May 21, 2012 to the highest and best bidder for cash begin ning at 11 a.m. in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at ..355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: April 17, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 38-2009-CA001257 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS TEE, FOR OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN AS SETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE TUCCI; TRACY D. TUCCI A/K/A TRACY TUCCI; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DE FENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 17, 2010 and entered in Case No. 38-2009-CA-001257 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS TEE, FOR OWNIT MORT GAGE LOAN TRUST, OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6, is Plaintiff and GEORGE TUCCI; TRACY D. TUCCI A/K/A TRACY TUCCI; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, the Clerk of Leon County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the BOCC meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 A.M. on the 11th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWN SHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, CONTAINING 2.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT SURVEY, IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Bronson, Levy County, Florida, this 16th day of April, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy As Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012 ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA001282 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005 16, Plaintiff, vs. KATHRYN M. BALDWIN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 16, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 38-2009-CA-001282 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200516, is the Plaintiff and KATHRYN M. BALDWIN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 7, OAK VILLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 425 S.E. 4TH AVENUE, WILLISTON, FL 32696 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237/Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.:April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-1218 FLORIDA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS W. MARTIN AND HUDSON FOODSTORES, INC., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Levy County, Florida, will on the June 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Front entrance of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Levy County, Florida, as follows: Lot 5, Block 10, Ocala Highlands West, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 16, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with that certain 1996 Doublewide KING with I.D.#s N87564A and N87564B which is permanently affixed to the lands above-described and, as such, is deemed to be a fixture and a part of the real estate. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 20, 2011 and the Order to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered on April 11, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, pending in said Court. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Danny Shipp, Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA000459 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., successor-by-merger to WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., a national banking associa tion, Plaintiff, v. JAVIER CRUZ, individually; OTTER CREEK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE/ OWNER(S)/TEN ANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in the abovestyled cause in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I shall hold a sale of the subject prop erty described as: EXHIBIT A Otter Creek, Tract 21 A parcel of land in the East 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 12, Township 13 South, Range 14 East, and the West 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 7, Town ship 13 South, Range 15 East, Levy County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly de scribed as follows: For a Point of Refer ence, commence at the SW corner of the East 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 12, Township 13 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida; thence N 000853 E, along the West line of said East 1/2 of SE 1/4, a distance of 684.21 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence S 895107 E, 1381.79 feet, to the centerline of that easement known as Live Oak Lane as described in the Declaration of Re strictions and Protective Covenants for Otter Creek recorded in Official Record Book 972 at Page, 398, Public Re cords of Levy County, Florida; thence N 003808 E, along said centerline, 288.53 feet; thence N 072439 E, along said centerline, 278.87 feet; thence N 173609 W, along said centerline, 138.75 feet; thence N 895107 W, 735.21 feet; thence S 641606 W, 713.56 feet, to said West line of East 1/2 of SE 1/4; thence S 000853 W, along said West line, 385.84 feet, to close on the Point of Be ginning. Together with that 60 foot ingress, egress and public utilities easement known as Live Oak Lane as described in the Dec laration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants for Otter Creek recorded in Official Record Book 972 at Page 398, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM, LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE located at 355 S. COURT STREET, in BRONSON, FLORIDA ON May 21st, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashiers check. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDG MENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTA TION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE EN TITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT AT 3524865266 WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE ELSE, PREFERABLY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSON OFFERING TO HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFERRING YOUR PROPERTY OR THE EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PROPER INFORMA TION. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN AT TORNEY, YOU MAY CON TACT FLORIDA INSTITU TIONAL LEGAL SER VICES, INC., GAINES VILLE, FLORIDA, FILS@BELLSOUTH.NET, TELEPHONE NUMBER, 352-375-2494, TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THE FLORIDA BAR AT 850-561-5600 FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RE CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. DATED on April 18, 2012. (Court Seal) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk ATTN.: Under the Ameri can Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommo dation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coor dinator at (352) 337 6237, AT LEAST 7 DAYS BE FORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000664 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. NICOLE KEYES; FRANKLYN A. KEYES; WILLISTON HIGHLANDS HOME OWNERS ASSO CIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UN KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN DER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-000664 of the Circuit Court in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and NICOLE KEYES; FRANKLYN A. KEYES; WILLISTON HIGHLANDS HOME OWNERS ASSO CIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UN KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN DER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Main Lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 on Monday at Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 82, WILLEGAL NOTICES
The Levy County Journal 3CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 107280-107402 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 90,644.04 ROAD 190,540.69 1.48 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 17,586.00 TRANSPORTATION 27,821.68 COURT FACILITIES 27.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 300.26 EMS 31,352.99 FIRE 4,760.24 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 2,632.90Regular Meeting Levy County Board of County Commissioners February 21, 2012CDBG 9,540.00 UTILITIES 1,807.01 ADD COURT COSTS 3,462.97 LANDFILL 116,446.15 TOTAL $ 496,923.41 LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Major Michael She eld A. Sheri Johnny Smith to discuss Jail Visitation. TABLED Lieutenant Scott Finnen A. Request funds from the Court Ordered Crime Prevention Account (fund maintained by the Board) to purchase equipment for DUI checkpoints, $8,061.17. TABLED TOURIST DEVELOPMENT Carol McQueen, Director A. Requesting permission to make application through the 2012-2013 Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant Program for a Dollar for Dollar Matching Advertising Grant up to $5,000. Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to apply for a Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant. is is a dollar for dollar matching Advertising Grant for up to $5,000. Mrs. McQueen stated they would like to pursue this for next years Marketing Budget. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the application of the 2012-2013 Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant Program. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody, County Coordinator A. Request from the Tax Collectors O ce regarding 63 parcels with Special Assessment liens from 1986 thru 1989 that were not part of the Uniform Method of Collection and were not part of the Tax Certi cate process; request to dispose of lien. TABLED B. Inglis Public Meeting to be held March 6th, 2012, 6:00 P.M. at the Inglis Town Hall regarding decision on dissolving the Inglis Police Department. Mr. Moody stated Property Appraiser Osborn Barker and a Commissioner and himself had been requested by the Mayor of Inglis to attend a Town meeting on March 6th at 6:00 P.M. e purpose of the meeting will be to allow the residents of Inglis to receive information to make their voting decision on dissolving of the Inglis Police Department. e Commissioners agreed they did not wish to get involved in this issue. C. Update on inmate labor force for recycling. Mr. Moody gave an update on inmate crews for Recycling from Lowell and stated they will be available once the transition is complete and they will be notifying Mr. Moody. CORRESPONDENCE Karen Blackburn A. Presenting a request on behalf of the City of Chie and requesting Waste Pro be allowed to dump waste generated from the annual Solid Waste Amnesty weekend in the Levy County land ll at no additional cost; planned for May 4 & 5, 2012. Mrs. Blackburn stated the City of Chie and has requested Waste Pro be allowed to dump waste generated from the annual LISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67, 67A THRU 67M, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Levy County Court house. Telephone 352-486-5228 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Bronson, Florida, on April 18, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY SHIPP Clerk, Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000902 CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. EILEEN BROWNE MITCHELL as Personal Representative of the Es tate of Robert Marion Browne; EILEEN BROWN MITCHELL, Individually; ROBERT L. BROWNE; DUANE R. GREENE; ANGELIKA BROWNE; UN KNOWN HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES OF ROBERT MARION BROWNE, DE CEASED, and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, UN KNOWN TENANTS/ OCCUPANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of foreclosure dated April 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 382011-CA-0000902 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and Eileen Mitchell, indi vidually, Eileen Brown Mitchell, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Marion Browne, and the Unknown Heirs and/or Devisees of Robert Marion Browne are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of May, 2012, the following de scribed properties as set forth in said Final Judgment: TRACT 12, GULF RIDGE, UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THAT PART OF SECTIONS 33 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, LYING EAST OF STATE ROAD S-347, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 CORNER OF THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 33, S 00 3Y 05 W, 246.53 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 27 15 W, 80.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 00 33 05 W, 153.47 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 27 57 W, 1186.24 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 347; THENCE RUN ON SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, N 26 05 30 E, 443.32 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 27 57 E, 1075.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 19, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA0083 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. LAMAR P. GAY, III a/k/a PRESTON LAMAR GAY, III and THERESA LYNN GAY, husband and wife; any and all unknown Tenant In Possession; and ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, Assignee of CITIBANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for LEVY County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judg ment In. Foreclosure en tered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate in LEVY County, Florida, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK E, HAMMOCK HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page. 23, Public Records of Levy County, Florida, Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held on the Courthouse steps of the LEVY County Courthouse in Bronson, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2012, commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 18th day of April, 2012 DANNY SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 26, May 3, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File NO.: 38-2012-CP00054 Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL HOWELL TERRY A/K/A MICHAEL H. TERRY A/K/A MICHAEL TERRY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL HOWELL TERRY A/K/A MICHAEL H, TERRY A/K/A MICHAEL TERRY, de ceased, whose date of death was January 17, 2012; File Number 382012-CP-00054 is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representa tive and the personal repre sentatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice has been served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF TER THE TIME OF SER VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: April 26, 2012. /s/ JAMES T. TERRY, II Personal Representative c/o Donna R. Blaustein, Esquire 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 /s/ DONNA R. BLAUSTEIN, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 190831 20900 N.E. 30 Avenue. Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 Telephone: 305/937-7272 Pub.: Apr. 26, May 3, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVENT The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following event to which all interested persons are invited: Florida Water Policy Annual Conference: Florida water policy and consumptive use permitting will be discussed. SWFWMD Governing Board members may attend. DATE/TIME : Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2012; 8:00 a.m. PLACE: Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel, 200 North Ash ley Drive, Tampa FL 33602 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: CLE International, 800-8737130 or www.cle.com/fl For more information, you may contact: Lou.Kavouras@watermat ters.org or 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4604 (Ad Order EXE0212) Pub.: April 26, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE The Southwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend the following rule: 40D-9.230 The proposed amendment revises District Land Use Rule 40D-9.230, F.A.C., to conform with Section 790.33 Florida Statutes (2011), which expressly preempts the regulation of firearms and ammunition in Florida. Amendments to the rule eliminate any reference to firearms and ammunition regulation. Provisions relating to possession or use of other dangerous or potentially dangerous instruments, such as spears, paintball equipment and bows and arrows will re main. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking appears in the Florida Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 17, on April 27, 2012. A copy of the proposed rule can be viewed on the Districts website at http://www.swfwmd.state. fl.us/rules/proposed/ Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Dis abilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to provide com ments on this rulemaking is asked to contact The Southwest Florida Water Management District Hu man Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks ville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoor dinator@swfwmd. state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN A COPY IS: Barbara Martinez, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813) 9857481 (4660) (Ref OGC # 2011046) Pub.: April 26, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: SWFWMD Governing Board Surplus Lands Assessment Subcommittee Meeting: Consider committee business including review of staff recommendations for potential surplus of SWFWMD lands in Evaluation Area 2 (Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk Counties excluding the Green Swamp). Board members and Advisory Committee members may attend. Some Board mem bers may participate in the meeting via communica tions media technology. DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 10, 2012; 10 a.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMDs Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoor dinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Cheryl. Hill@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0211) Pub.: April 26, 2012. --------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Joint Industrial and Public Supply Advisory Committee meeting : To discuss committee business. One or more Governing Board Members may attend. DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 8, 2012; 9:00 a.m. (this is a change of time from the published calendar) PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMDs Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoor dinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Debby. Weeks@watermat ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4751 (Ad Order EXE0210) Pub.: April 26, 2012. ---------LEGAL NOTICES continued on page 4
The Levy County Journal4CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Regular Meeting Levy County Board of County Commissioners March 20, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 107517-107631 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 58,668.92 ROAD 162,294.33 SHIP 150.00 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 81.63 TRANSPORTATION 118,318.81 911 2.42 COURT FACILITIES 41.99 PROGRESS ENERGY 312.25 EMS 26,388.70 FIRE 2,530.95 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 2,182.19 UTILITIES 109.23 ADD COURT COSTS 461.90 LANDFILL 17,178.02 TOTAL $ 388,721.34 MINUTES e minutes for the regular Board meeting held on February 7, 2012 were presented for Board approval. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular Board meeting held February 7, 2012 with changes. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. STUDENTS WORKING AGAINST TOBACCO (S.W.A.T.) A. Request the adoption of Resolution 2012-19 urging tobacco retailers to consider the cessation of the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products due to youth appeal and negative health impacts in Levy County; providing an e ective date. Kristina Zachry spoke to the Board and requested approval of Resolution 2012-19 urging tobacco retailers to consider the cessation of the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products due to youth appeal and negative health impacts in Levy County. e following members of S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) spoke: Ansley Pense, Casey Renally, and David Hallman. Comm. Drew read into public record the title of Resolution 2012-19 and made a motion to approve. Second was made by Comm. Bell. Comm. Stevens re-stated his position from the previous meeting where this item was brought up as he would rather target the tobacco manufacturers, as he does not feel it is the Boards place to tell retailers what to do. Comm. Joyner encouraged the SWAT group to approach individual retailers with their request. Comments and concerns were voiced by Renate Cannon and Alta Brewer. After further discussion, the votes were as follows: Yes No Comm. Joyner Comm. Stevens Comm. Bell Comm. Drew e MOTION CARRIES. SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Jon Dinges A. Presentation on water supply to indicate the status of groundwater resources in North Florida and an update on the implementation of the Interagency Agreement between Suwannee River, St. Johns River and D.E.P. in respect to water supply issues. Charlie Howder, Assistant Executive Director for the Suwannee River Water Management District rst spoke to the Board and introduced Mr. Dinges and John Minnis. Jon Dinges provided each Commissioner with a handout regarding the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership. Mr. Dinges then gave a presentation to the Board on the water supply to include the status of groundwater resources in North Florida and an update on the implementation of the Interagency Agreement between Suwannee River, St. Johns River and DEP in respect to water supply issues. Members of the audience who spoke regarding this topic were: Renate Cannon, and Tammy Silva. NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL David Pieklik, Executive Director A. Presenting Progress Report. Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council to the Board. 911 ADDRESSING Mike West, 911 Coordinator A. Requesting approval for agreement with Essential Management Solutions, LLC. Mr. West requested Board approval for the Agreement with Essential Management Solutions, LLC and stated a grant has been obtained to cover the cost of the Agreement which is $55,480. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Agreement with Essential Management Solutions, LLC as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. LYNN E. SLAUGHTER A. Follow-up on Sheri s O ce. Lynn Slaughter provided each Commissioner with information on an issue she had with the Sheri s Department back in 2008 and requested the Board implement a Citizens Review Board. After discussion, the Board agreed and informed Ms. Slaughter they cannot help with her issue and advised her she would need to deal with the Sheri s Department. Renee Slaughter then spoke to the Board on behalf of her mother. DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY ATTORNEY Anne Bast Brown A. Adoption of Resolution urging Governor Scott to veto HB 5301 (Medicaid Cost Shift). Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-20 urging Governor Scott to veto HB 5301, which shifts costs of disputed Medicaid bills to the counties and local taxpayers. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201220 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody, County Coordinator A. Presenting letters of Agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. for: 1. Fire Protection Assessment Program. 2. EMS, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs. Mr. Moody presented and requested Board approval of the Letter of Agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. for the Fire Protection Assessment Program and the EMS, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs. e fees for professional services for the Fire Protection Assessment Program are: $12,000 to Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. and $18,500 to Government Services Group, Inc. e fees for professional services for the EMS, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs are: $25,500. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Letter of Agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. for the Fire Protection Assessment Program and the EMS, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. 3. Impact Fee Programs Update. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Impact Fee Programs updates for Parks and Recreation, Roads and EMS. e expected fees and cost for professional services can be accomplished for a not-to-exceed fee of $8,500. Mr. Moody explained this amount does not include Roads. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Impact Fee Programs Update as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval to solicit RFPs for consulting services required in connection with proposed projects at the George T. Lewis Airport. Mr. Moody requested Board approval to solicit RFPs for consulting services required in connection with proposed projects at the George T. Lewis Airport Comm. Bell made a motion to approve soliciting RFPs for consulting services as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Mark Johnson, Director A. Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) and Levy County.Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) and Levy County. Mr. Johnson explained this Agreement is for Professional Services for technical assistance and coordination of the 2012 Levy County Hurricane exercise between the WRPC and Levy County which is scheduled for May 24th in Cedar Key. e complete project amount is $14,740.65. Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council and Levy County. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. CORRESPONDENCE Karen Blackburn A. Presenting proof of publication for the redistricting advertisements. Mrs. Blackburn presented to the Board for proof of publication for the redistricting advertisements as required by Florida Statutes. ROAD DEPARTMENT Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-16; authorizing execution of a Railroad Reimbursement Agreement for the installation of grade crossing tra c control devices, and future maintenance and adjustment of said devices, providing for the expenditure of funds; and providing when this resolution shall take e ect. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 201216; authorizing execution of a RR Reimbursement Agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Northern Railroad. e crossing is at CR 464 and SE 55th St. near Williston. Mr. Greenlee stated Levy Countys portion of the annual maintenance is about $1,700. Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 201216 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Greenlee requested the Board hear a non-agenda item. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non-agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Greenlee requested Board permission to get quotes for pit blasting, not to exceed $8,000 $9,000. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Road Department getting quotes for pit blasting as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. SHIP Dick Tummond, Assistant to County Coordinator Presenter: Debbie R. Roumelis Planning and Development Services Request to authorize the Board Chairman or the County Coordinator to request and execute a modi cation to the NSP3 grant budget. Ms. Roumelis spoke to the Board and explained the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity discovered they had issued an incorrect amount in the set aside category of the NSP3 grant for very low income rental housing. Ms. Roumelis presented the Board with a revised budget and explained the adjustments made. Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize the Board Chairman or County Coordinator to request and execute a modi cation to the NSP3 grant budget. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. e meeting recessed at 11:16 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 11:27 A.M. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS Comm. Drew stated she had met with Wendy Crawford, the Director of Purchasing in Citrus County and received information regarding their purchasing procedures. She will come back to the Board with her ndings once she had compiled all the information she has gathered. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Bell spoke with the Commissioners of the newspaper advertising issue. After research, Comm. Bell stated the maximum spent on advertising for the Board is around $6,000. Comm. Bell stated he had asked representatives from both of the local newspapers to be in attendance today. Andy Andrews and Tom Broeck both spoke to the Board. After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to continue business as usual for the remainder of the calendar year. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Renate Cannon requested the Board keep non-agenda items limited to emergencies only. Comm. Stevens A. Rati cation of a Memorandum of Agreement. Comm. Stevens presented and explained a Memorandum of Agreement to the Board. After a recent meeting with Chief Judge Lott, and subsequent actions taken by her, Comm. Stevens asked if board would make a motion to not sign the Memorandum of Agreement. Comm. Drew made a motion to not sign the proposed Memorandum of Agreement. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Letter to Chief Judge Lott in response to Administrative Order 1.300. Comm. Stevens presented a letter prepared by Atty. Brown to Chief Judge Lott in response to Administrative Order 1.300. Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the letter prepared by Atty. Brown. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Proposal from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. (NGN), for special counsel services in proceedings related to challenge of Administrative Order 1.300. Atty. Brown presented information to the Board regarding Special Counsel services in proceedings related to the challenge of Administrative Order 1.300. She advised the Board challenging the Order would not be necessary. ere was no vote on this item. Danny Shipp presented a letter from the judges in New Jersey requesting use of the Courthouse to hold a meeting for the Boards information. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:04 P.M. ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens Solid Waste Amnesty weekend in the Levy County Land ll at no additional cost. e Amnesty dates are planned for May 4th and May 5th, 2012. Rod Hastings stated disposing of all of the hazardous waste would generate a large unbudgeted cost for the County and suggested the City of Chie and use a contractor instead. e Commissioners agreed they did not wish to allow this and agreed with Mr. Hastings suggestion. PLANNING Shenley Neely, Planning Director A. Update on Planning Department. Ms. Neely provided an informational update on Planning Department activities and on a University of Florida planning research project. PUBLIC SAFETY David Knowles, Director A. e Department of Public Safety is requesting approval for a Revalidation for Medicare in order to continue to receive Medicare bene ts. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Revalidation packet for Medicare in order for the Public Safety Department to continue to receive Medicare bene ts. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Medicare Revalidation packet and authorize signatures of Chairman Stevens, Mr. Moody and Mr. Knowles. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS Comm. Johnson reported he had recently attended a meeting of FLOW (Florida Leadership Organized for Water). Comm. Johnson asked of the Board when an Interlocal Agreement is done, if they would come to a consensus or agreement to be members. e Board was in agreement to participate with the group, FLOW. Comm. Drew reported she and Mr. Moody had visited Susan Olsen in Marion County in the Purchasing and Procurement Department last week. ey learned of how Marion County purchasing procedures are done. Comm. Drew also shared information of Rainwater Harvesting using cisterns, something she had researched online. Comm. Joyner thanked Mr. Greenlee and the Road Department employees for placing the speed bumps along Court Street. He also asked Mr. Greenlee to extend thanks to the crew trimming along CR 326 stating they were doing a great job. Mr. Moody stated Atty. Brown will have a Local Preference Policy and Special Events Policy ready for review on March 6th and asked if the Board would like to schedule a Workshop following the Regular Meeting. Atty. Brown reported for information to the Board, First DCA ruled in the Yankeetown case regarding Tarmac and denied Yankeetown. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:51 A.M. ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny StevensBOCC February 21, 2012 continued from age 3
The Levy County Journal 5CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Town of Bronson Council Meeting March 5, 2012Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson FLMayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Roberts, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Bob Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Clerk Kelli Brettel Mayor Roberts welcomed everyone and moved right into the rst item on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 20, 2012 Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to approve the minutes from February 20,2012. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler made a motion to approve as written. Councilman Jason Kennedy seconded. Minutes were approved unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: Proposed Proclamation regarding April 2012 as Water Conservation Month. Clerk Brettel read the Proclamation. Motion to accept the Proclamation as read by Councilman Kennedy second from Councilman Berlon Weeks. Motion passed unanimously. Participation in Florida League of Cities FAST Fly-in to Washington D.C. on May 8-9, 2012. Clerk Brettel wanted to show for the record who will be participating in the trip to Washington D.C. and get a formal approval. She knew that Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler, Mayor Beatrice Roberts, and Councilman Kennedy were planning on going. Councilman Aaron Edmondson and Councilman Berlon Weeks declined. Councilman Kennedy addressed the Council and said he would like to go but after looking at his schedule he does not think he will be able to attend. Councilman Kennedy wanted time to be able to speak with Allison Payne with the Florida League of Cities to make sure that there is an impact with their presence. He also wanted to make sure there is a pertinent reason for all of the Council to attend. Councilman Aaron Edmondson made a motion to allow the Councilman who want to go to Washington D.C. on May 8-9, 2012 be allowed to attend. Motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Schuler. Mayor Roberts called for a vote. Motion passed 3-1 with Councilman Berlon Weeks opposed stating He feels that there is not a pertinent issue to go for on the Towns behalf. Clerk Brettel presented several requests for donations for the Suwannee River Fair Livestock sale and show. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow for a $500.00 donation for the Suwannee River Fair livestock sale. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Schuler and passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel was directed to also provide Mr. Chris Cowart from Jac-Pac and Councilman Kennedy a list of children who have sent letters to the town asking for donations. OLD BUSINESS: Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford presented price quotes on various benches to be considered for the Post O ce donation. After some discussion a motion was made by Councilman Edmondson to allow the purchase of a bench for $483.86 from Lowes to be donated to the Bronson Post O ce. Councilman Kennedy seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel presented a price Quote from BIS Digital as requested but asked to be allowed to continue to check pricing regarding Video Equipment. Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 2011-04, Attorney Warm wanted to know if the Clerk forwarded the email to the Council that he sent which she did. He summarized it again for those who might not have gotten a chance to review it and that was that the Florida Legislature now has under consideration a bill which would preclude computer or internet gaming. Clerk Brettel pointed out that this next week was the last week of the Legislative session and she is aware of 200 bills that have not even been heard yet. With that fact Attorney Warm suggested to go ahead with the reading and then whatever happens up on the State level will either preclude or not. Mayor Roberts asked if this was the second and nal reading which it was and asked the Clerk to go ahead with the reading. Clerk Brettel read Ordinance 2011-04 by Title. Councilman Aaron Edmondson made a Illation to accept the second and nal reading of Ordinance 2011-04. Motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Schuler. Motion was approved and adopted unanimously. Clerk Brettel then was asking for direction regarding the small sewer project connections and fees. She presented to the Council the nal approval letter received from Department of Environmental Protection. She then stated she was going to write a letter to all the property owners informing them of the available sewer, but stopped due to Councilman Edmondson coming in asking her to research what some of the surrounding cities were charging for connection fees. After reviewing and discussing with sta she felt our Ordinance was silent and lacking in many areas and not clear. She went on to say that there has never been a connection fee charged or collected for anyone who has connected in the past. Councilman Weeks said that until such time as our Ordinances are re-written he feels we have to go by what we have in place. He was concerned that we dont set precedence. Councilman Weeks felt that most of the properties that will be hooking up are Mr. Jim Becks and stated he has given a land easement and felt that was enough of a payment plus what he will pay monthly will more than pay back the cost of the project $29,000.00. Both Councilman Edmondson and Vice Mayor Schuler disagreed with that statement. .Councilman Edmondson made reference to a $100.00 fee and Clerk Brettel stated that was a refundable deposit. Councilman Kennedy clari ed that the labor and material for hookup was borne by the property owner. Attorney Warm stated that there is a mish mash of policy and suggested that he start with an analysis to create the platform before a decision is made. Councilman Weeks suggested Attorney Warm start with the minutes around September 2008. Councilman Weeks doesnt understand how you can let some people not pay a connection fee and then force others to pay. Councilman Edmondson said that was done with grant money and that was why they were allowed to hook up without a fee. Councilman Weeks wanted to know in what meeting was that decision discussed. After some further discussion Councilman Kennedy asked if anyone has hooked up to this small project. Clerk Brettel stated that Town Hall, the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building and the Library have been connected. He then asked Attorney Warm if the present Ordinance could be changed which was answered YES to. Mr. James Beck then asked the Mayor for permission to address the council. Mr. Beck said that sewer discussions have been going on for several years. He restated the fact that he donated 565 x IS right away to facilitate this project. He said it not only bene ts them but also the Bronson Plaza. He said because of their donation of right away for the force main people have jobs. He went on to say eight years ago they did not connect they had made provisions to hook up but it didnt happen. With this current project they gave another 5 easement for the installation of a gravity feed line. He went on to say that many times patrons from the Library and Fire Department have used his restaurant bathrooms because of problems with stopped up toilets. He feels he and his wife gave enough and suggested that the Town and he work together on this connection fee issue. Vice Mayor Schuler posed the question why if Mr. Beck was promised sewer in 2001 why didnt he demand to get hooked up back then, but you fast forward to now and its pressing that this line get installed. Vice Mayor Schuler wanted to know why he couldnt wait for the large sewer project. Mr. Beck claims there was issues with the Library, Municipal Building which the Town bene ted greatly by the installation of this line it was not done just for him. Mr. Beck went on to say that this small sewer project really bene ts the larger project. Vice Mayor Schuler wanted some clari cation regarding funding of the large sewer project. Clerk Brettel explained that all loan monies have to be expended before the grant monies kick in and that she was told if the small sewer project was completed prior to the start of the commercial sewer project that we could amend the engineering report. Mr. Beck wanted to make another point about the two additional manholes were not a bene t to him at all. Councilman Kennedy said that the line is in and we need to discuss and work hard to gure out an amicable solution. Councilman Weeks agreed that it needs to be done fairly, but not leave revenue on the table. Attorney Warm said that the language in the towns ordinance is very loose and imprecise. Attorney Warm suggested the Council have a workshop to discuss. Clerk Brettel questioned Mr. Beck if he plans to hookup just A & A or more of his properties. Mr. Beck said A & A Restaurant will be the rst and he plans on hooking up the other 3 within the parameters that the Council set. After some further discussion, Mr. Beck said he would agree to and honor what was stated to him several meetings ago and that was by his recollection that he pays all costs for hook-ups and he would hook up the 4 properties, Public Works Director interjected that Mr. Beck has a total of 5 stub outs one for each parcel the (5) fth one was at the barn area. Mr. Beck went on to say he would hook the (4) four up within the year and when nancially possible. e Council entertained possibly allowing Mr. Beck to hook up and if after the workshop if there was additional monies due the Town will send him a bill. Mayor Roberts asked Mr. Beck if he wants to wait until after the workshop, and he said he would wait until the next meeting. Councilman Edmondson suggested having a workshop prior to the next meeting. It was decided to schedule a workshop at 6:00 p.m. Monday, prior to the regular council meeting. Clerk Brettel asked if she could transfer the cost of the small sewer project out of the Replacement & Extension Fund Account back to the General Fund. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow for the transfer. Councilman Edmondson seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel presented Ordinance 2012-01 for the second and nal reading. Clerk Brettel questioned whether this should wait for the workshop to take place. Attorney Warm suggested to go ahead with the reading since it really didnt pertain to fees directly and does put some provision on the books with that Mayor Roberts asked Clerk Brettel to go ahead with the second and nal reading of Ordinance 2012-0 I. Councilman Kennedy moved to adopt Ordinance 2012-0 I on the nal reading. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion and motion passed unanimously. Sta presented a response letter from Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services regarding Florida Cable. Clerk Brettel updated the Council that Attorney Warm forwarded a response to her today which she typed on Town letter head and faxed into the department because today was the last day to respond. She read the response letter to the Council. After reading Attorney Warm commented that the Town is running great interference for the State and if they will not respond then thats on them. He went on to say that the Council should direct their attention to the local issue which is the fact that Florida Cable is occupying publicly owned property for an extremely low cost and on a month to month basis with no lease or legal agreement in place. He said you could either raise the rent or send them an eviction notice. After some discussion Councilman Aaron Edmondson made a motion to serve a 15 day eviction notice to Florida Cable or they can start paying a new amount of$500.00 and execute a signed agreement. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Ms. Janet Glover asked to address the Council, but she could not speak very well so her daughter Ms. Sharon Glover Mays spoke on her behalf and for the family of Mr. Charles Glover. Mrs. Mays stated that when the discussions started to rename the park after deceased employee James Cobb her family felt slighted because Mr. Charles Glover who also worked for the town for well over 30 years and taught James everything he knew was not even considered. Councilman Weeks gave reason as to why James was the only one considered and that was because James died on the job. After several family members spoke on behalf of Mr. Charles Glover, and what the plans for the park are for the future. Mrs. Natalie omas brought up the idea of not naming the park after anyone person but then name the various structures within. Mayor Beatrice Roberts appreciated the Glover family for bringing this to light and the participation from the citizens. It was decided to go back and have further discussion regarding this issue before a nal decision is made. BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: Clerk Brettel said that the boys IOU basketball team won their division. She shared the pictures that were taken showing all the teams. Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford presented a quote from Frontier Lighting, Inc. to replace burned out bulbs in the eld lighting, and also repair the other 2 score boards. Vice Mayor Schuler made a motion to allow for the purchase. Motion was seconded by Councilman Aaron Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC UTILITIES: Jimmy then updated the Council about the main line leak in the middle of the road down at Bronson Villas. Jimmy said he has Mr. Jimmy Jerrels giving him a quote on the cost of replacing the ashalt which is 5 x 20area. Jimmy Dunford then informed the Council of a complaint that was led against the Town regarding a lift station smelling. An inspector from DEP came down to investigate and found no basis for the complaint and the Town was within our legal limits and in compliance. SEWER COMMITTEE: Councilman Weeks asked that the sewer committee get a chance to comment on the information that comes out of the workshop regarding connection fees before it comes to council for nal vote. ATTORNEY REPORT : Attorney Warm had nothing to report. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief DiMaggio asked if Captain Jerry Horton can use the Dogan S. Cobb facility for a forestry training class. Mayor Roberts asked if there was any pro t being made from this class which Chief DiMaggio said no. Chief DiMaggio stated he would also be instructing this class with him. Councilman Aaron Edmondson made a motion to allow Captain Horton the use of the facility with a second from Councilman Kennedy. Motion passed unanimously. Chief DiMaggio also stated that on May 19th Williston is having a public safety expo and the new County director would like participation out of Bronson both equipment and sta personnel. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to allow Bronson Fire to participate in and take a piece of equipment to the Williston expo on May 19, 2012. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed. Je then asked Council if he could utilize the o ce space that has currently been vacated by Nature Coast in the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building for an o ce for him. He would like some sort of separation from the actual re personnel. Councilman Edmondson made a motion to allow at the pleasure of the Council, seconded by Vice Mayor Schuler. Motion passed unanimously. Chief DiMaggio then asked the Clerk for the status of the grant application. Councilman Kennedy updated the Council on the meeting that took place with Mr. Mark Roberts with Adena Springs South, LLC. Regarding the lifting of the reverter clause from the mortgage and making it through another agreement that does not encumber the title to the land so we can move forward with the USDA application for the new re facility. Mr. Roberts agreed to do something and it was agreed to let the Attorneys for both parties work it out. Attorney Warm said he would follow up with the Attorney who represents both Sleepy Creek LLC, and Adena Springs South. CLERK REPORT: Clerk Brettel presented a quote for carpet cleaning for the Bronson Library. Councilman Weeks made a motion to accept the quote from A&C Professional Inc. for carpet cleaning every three months not to exceed $400.00 a year at the pleasure of the Council. Councilman Edmondson seconded his motion. Motion passed unanimously. Jimmy Dunford said he would get further clari cation by tomorrow. Clerk Brettel then brought up the fact that Deputy Clerk Robinson was given a budget of $25,000.00 to be allowed to update and beautify the Council Chambers. Kelli went on to say that after discussion with the Council it turned into a large undertaking putting the cost well above the $25,000.00 budget. Clerk Brettel is asking the Council to a ord the sta the permission to update the chambers within the budget initially given. She promised the Council it would be very pleasing to the eye and very e cient. Councilman Kennedy agreed that a face lift was needed. Mayor Roberts asked for sta to bring back a plan and let Council review it before work begins. COUNCIL REPORT: Councilman Aaron Edmondson bad nothing to report Councilman Berton Weeks had nothing to report Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler updated the Council regarding his meeting with Fred Fox grant administrator regarding pursuing an Economic Development grant. Councilman Jason Kennedy asked Clerk Brettel to touch base with the Florida League of Cities to see what they can o er us as supply for our scheduled workshops prior to the next couple of council meetings. He also updated the council on the seminar he attended on March 2 with the Department of Economic Development and Opportunity in Gainesville. He was very encouraged as to how it was run, but disappointed with the participation. e next thing he wanted to do was again invite citizens and surrounding business owners the opportunity to attend the new Industrial Development Committee meeting on Monday @ 6:30 p.m. Mayor Beatrice Roberts had nothing to report. REVIEW & PAY BILLS: Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Edmondson made a motion to pay the bills with a second from Vice Mayor Schuler. Motion passed unanimously. ADJOURN: With nothing further to discuss Mayor Beatrice Roberts adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. Minutes Approved: _____________________________________ Beatrice Roberts, Mayor ____________________________________ Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk
The Levy County Journal6CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Town of Bronson Council Meeting March 19,2012Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson FLMayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Roberts, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Attorney Steven Warm, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Robert Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson and Clerk Kelli Brettel. Mayor Beatrice Roberts called the meeting to order and after the prayer and pledge welcomed everyone and thanked them for their participation. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to approve the minutes from March 5, 2012. Councilman Berton Weeks made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Motion was seconded by Councilman Aaron Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: No new business to come before the council. OLD BUSINESS: First Reading of Ordinance 2012-02 amending the FULM, applicant Levy County BOCC. Mayor Beatrice Roberts read Ordinance 2012-02 by title. She went on to summarize that this is the 20 acres of land designated for the proposed new Judicial Building and Health Department. She asked if there was any public comment which there was none. She then asked for a motion to approve on rst reading. Councilman Aaron Edmondson made a motion to approve Ordinance 2012-02 with a second coming from Councilman Berton Weeks. Motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Mr. Rico Johnson member of Bronson Fire with concerns with issues that are against company policies. Mayor Roberts commented that this issue has already been taken care of. BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: Nothing to report Councilman Weeks wanted to recon rm that Mr. Rico Johnson was not going to address the council. Mayor Roberts again said that was already handled. PUBLIC UTILITIES : Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford updated the Council that there is a small water leak in the water tower, but said the tank is scheduled for inside maintenance sometime this year. Jimmy recommended waiting until that maintenance is done. Jimmy also stated that the park bench for the post o ce was in and also the light bulbs for the park. Jimmy also updated the Council on the product that was purchased for the baseball elds. He said it would take about a month to evaluate. SEWER COMMITTEE: Nothing to report ATTORNEY REPORT: Attorney Warm said that he has sent a letter as directed by Council to Florida Cable stating that their tenancy expires as of May 1, 2012. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief DiMaggio wanted to see if the department can take over the reporting and inputting of the re calls. He suggested that they could make use of the other applications within the program. He will get back to the Council once he nds out more on whats involved. Councilman Kennedy suggested that he, Je Kelli and Susie sit down and discuss options before next council meeting. Mayor Roberts asked Kelli to check with Mr. Kite on his view regarding this subject also since it determines their pay. CLERK REPORT: Clerk Brettel presented the Waste Pro Contract which will be expiring September 30, 2012. She is asking direction from council. Clerk Brettel said that Mrs. Dayna Miller with Waste Pro wants to make a presentation to Council regarding the renewal shortly. After some general discussion Councilman Berlon Weeks made a motion to send out an RFP (request for proposal) for bids for our solid waste collection and disposal. Councilman Edmondson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. COUNCIL REPORT: Councilman Aaron Edmondson had nothing to report Councilman Berlon Weeks had nothing to report Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler just updated the council on the development project that he is working on. He also said he is trying to get prices on the community recreation center for the park. He explained he is also looking into the cost of a block building. Councilman Weeks reminded the Council that the County maintenance department could build it on a volunteer basis. Councilman Jason Kennedy asked what the large tank was alongside the new Dollar General Market. Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford responded that it was for the re suppression system. Councilman Kennedy said that he will not be able to participate in the Washington D.C. trip this year. He said the he spoke with Ms. Allison Payne and she said that both Mayor Beatrice Roberts, and Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler will represent the Town well in D.C. He then updated the Council on the rst committee meeting regarding the Industrial Development Committee and asked if everyone received his email. He went on to say that the rst meeting was a brainstorming meeting. Clerk Brettel asked Councilman Kennedy to read o who the committee members are for the Council to approve. Councilman Kennedy presented a list of the following proposed committee members; Mr. John Meeks Mrs. Tina Elmor Wright Mr. David White Mrs. Natalie omas Mr. Charlie Kennedy Alternate Ms. Sandy Mosley Alternate Mr. Jim Beck County Liaison Mr. David Pikley Council Liaison Councilman Jason Kennedy Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to accept the committee members and alternates as read. Vice Mayor Schuler made a motion to approve the committee members, alternates and liaison to the newly formed Industrial Development Committee. Councilman Aaron Edmondson seconded the Vice Mayors motion. Motion passed unanimously. Mayor Beatrice Roberts read a proclamation to make the month of April Donate for Life Month. Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to adopt the proclamation. Councilman Kennedy moved to adopt said proclamation. Councilman Edmondson seconded the motion. Motion passed. Mayor Roberts then questioned what was done regarding the issue on Boundary Street. Jimmy responded that they blocked it o from both ends with large piles of dirt. He understands from one of the residents that it has slowed the tra c way down. Councilman Edmondson wanted to plug his Old Timers Basketball tournament on March 31, 2012. He went on to say that anyone over the age of 40 can participate. Mayor Roberts then recognized Mrs. Jennifer Runion who came in late but had concerns regarding the Bronson Youth League. Ms. Runion stated that the parents have concerns regarding scheduling, equipment, and uniforms. Mayor Roberts questioned who was heading up the youth league. She was told that Mr. Joe Markham was the president and Ms. Sherrie Schuler was the treasurer. Clerk Brettel told Ms. Runion that if she wanted to come by Town Hall we could give her all the contact names and phone numbers of the people with the Bronson Youth League. ADJOURN: With nothing further to discuss Mayor Roberts adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Minutes Approved: _____________________________________ Beatrice Roberts, Mayor ____________________________________ Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk City of Williston City Council Meeting Minutes February 21, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLLCALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Michael Shoemaker Councilman Brooks Holloway Councilman Norm Fugate Absent Councilman Elibu Ross City Manager Patrick Miller City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG President Robinson asked members and others present to stand for the opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the ag. Mayor Hethcoat led the prayer. ITEM I ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Vice-President Shoemaker moved to approve the agenda as presented. Councilman Holloway seconded. Motion passed 4-0. ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDA a. Minutes from February 7, 2012 Regular City Council Meeting VicePresident Shoemaker moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilman Ross seconded. Motion carried 4-0. ITEM 3PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Citizen Dennis Davis addressed the Council concerning the WY AA. He requested that the City help with the mowing of the elds and the repair of the lights. After discussion, President Robinson directed Citizen Davis to speak with City Manager Miller ITEM 4 CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERREQUEST TO SET WORKSHOP DATE FOR THE EVALUATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of the evaluations and requested that the Council set a date for a workshop to review and discuss the evaluations in greater detail. Consensus from Council was that there was no need for a workshop to review the evaluations of the City Manager and the City Attorney. ITEM 5 CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERASSIGN CITY CLERK, DETERMINE SELECTION PROCEDURE AND SELECT INTERVIEW DATE(S) President Robinson led the discussion of the process of selecting the new City Clerk. Councilman Ross stated that he desires the Council to interview Francis Taylor, Melissa Wilson, and Jerry Presley for the position. President Robinson said that he desired to interview eresa Watson in addition to those individuals. After discussion, the consensus was that all six applicants would be interviewed on March 4th and 5th at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. ITEM 6 CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERMEMORANDUM CONCERNING REFUND OF UTILITY REFUNDS City Manager Patrick Miller led the discussion of this item. He reported that Sta had been working with utility and billing software provider to resolve the issue. e resolution of this matter should be ready by the next Council meeting. ITEM 7 CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLER DRAFT RFP LANGUAGE FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of this item. Dana Miller of Waste Pro addressed the Council. She is of no relation to the City Manager. She requested clari cation on several items. Jason Cason addressed the Council, noting that the deadline for the proposal should be April 17th, and not the 24th. ITEM 8 CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFPS) FOR INSURANCES City Manager Patrick Miller led the discussion of this item. Consensus from the Council was to have the City Manager assemble and publish the RFPs for the insurance services. ITEM 9 -CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERDISCUSS ELECTRIC SUPPLIER CONTRACT AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) REVIEW PROCESS TO FINALIZE LANGUAGE FOR RFP AND SUBSEQUENT DRAFT CONTRACT Consensus from the Council was that the City should wait until the new Council was seated before this process was initiated. ITEM 10CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERBUILDING OFFICIAL CONTRACT City Manager Patrick Miller led the discussion of this item. Sta recommended the selection of Mr. Walter Brown and desires that City Attorney Koberlein draft contract and have the City Council President execute contract immediately since the services are needed. Councilman Holloway moved to accept sta recommendation. Mr. Walter Brown addressed the City Council, answering their concerns. Vice-President Shoemaker seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0. ITEM I I-CITY ATTORNEY KOBERLEINIMPACT FEE MORATORIUM ORDINANCE City Attorney Fred Koberlein read the title of Ordinance No. 624 aloud. Citizen Ann Ross addressed the City Council with her questions. Mayor Hethcoat addressed these questions. VicePresident Shoemaker motioned to approve of Ordinance 624 on rst reading with start date being the date of the second reading. Councilman Ross seconded the motion. Citizen Charles Goodman addressed the Council stating that he was in favor of it. Motion carried 3-1, with Councilman Holloway dissenting. ITEM 12PLANNER ADAM HALLSCOTTS GRO1OOO COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANT APPLICATION Planner Adam Hall led the discussion of this item. VicePresident Shoemaker moved to apply for the green space grant. Councilman Holloway seconded. Motion carried 4-0. ITEM 13REOUEST FOR UTILITY ACCOUNT (WATER ONLY) DEPOSIT WAIVER FOR LEVY COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION Vice-President Shoemaker motioned to waiver deposit requirement. Councilman Holloway seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. ITEM 14COUNCILMAN NORM FUGATEREOUEST TO RESCHEDULE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS City Manager Patrick Miller read Councilman Fugates comments aloud. Councilman Fugate desired that the City Council regular session be moved to the 1st and 3rd Monday at 5:30 PM. ITEM 15CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERAPPOINTMENT TO CHAPTER 185 PENSION COMMITTEE City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of this item. Applicant has been recommended by the Chapter 185 Pension Committee. Vice-President Shoemaker moved to accept Mr. Earl Ogle as a member of the Chapter 185 Pension Committee. Councilman Holloway seconded. Motion carried 4-0. ITEM-16 -PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None. ITEM-I7 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTS Councilman Holloway inquired about Councilman Ross lack of nameplate at the dais. Mayor Hethcoat spoke of the Veterans Day Celebration scheduled for November 11,2012. He also mentioned the dilapidated structures at the airport. He also called for a visioning session with a focus on creating jobs in the community. Attorney Koberlein mentioned the great importance of vision statements. President Robinson announced the communications that the City was having with EcoSciences. ITEM 18 ADJOURNMENT Vice President Michael Shoemaker moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 PM. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM. Jerry Robinson, President City Council Adam Hall, Recording Secretary, p.t. Minutes of the City Council meeting may be obtained from the City Clerks o ce. e minutes are recorded, but not transcribes verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recordings, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. e cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be borne by the requesting party. In accordance with Section 286.105. Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with Section 286.26. Florida Statutes. persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Mayor through the City Clerks o ce no later than 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the meeting.
The Levy County Journal 7CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 City of Williston City Council Meeting Minutes March 6, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Michael Shoemaker Councilman Brooks Holloway Councilman Norm Fugate Councilman Elihu Ross City Manager Patrick MillerAbsent for Canvassing Board Certi cation City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG President Robinson asked members and others present to stand for the opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the ag. Mayor Hethcoat led the prayer. ITEM 1 ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA President Robinson requested that the City Clerk agenda item be added as Item 7 of the agenda, and that the Council will hear the results of that days election when they were available. Councilman Fugate moved to approve of the change with an amendment to address the Minutes from the February 21st City Council meeting in Old Business. Councilman Ross seconded. Motion carried 5-0. ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDA a. Minutes from February 21, 2012 Regular City Council Meeting Moved to Item 6. ITEM 3PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None. ITEM 4 MAYOR HETHCOAT STUDENT OF THE MONTH AWARDS Mayor Hethcoat presented student of the month awards to Gabriel Zahradka, Lauren Faircloth, Luis Sanchez, and Hayley Higgins. ITEM 5 CHIEF OF POLICE DENNIS STROW MONTHLY REPORT Postponed until after item 6 A. ITEM 6 OLD BUSINESS MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 21, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING Councilman Fugate requested the following corrections to the minutes from the February 21, 2012 council meeting: the date of the clerk interviews should be changed from March 4 and 5 to April 4 and 5. He also requested clari cation on the action taken regarding Item 14 of the February 21st agenda. He also requested clari cation on the action taken by the Council on the workshop dates for the evaluations of the City Manager and City Attorney. Councilman Fugate moved to accept the minutes with changes. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. Motion carried 5-0. A. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERRFP FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES After discussion, Councilman Fugate requested that the request be altered so that there was an alternate for 5 years instead of having two year extensions. Josh with WCA addressed the Council stating he was in favor of the alternate idea. City Manager Miller stated that the 2.5% franchise fee would be a simple 10%. After discussion, the City Council also wished to ensure that the billing fee of $2.50 would remain, as well as the City receiving free services for municipal buildings. Dana Miller of Waste Pro addressed the Council concerning the bid process. Jason Cason, Councilman-elect, addressed the Council stating his concerns. ELECTION RESULTS City Manager Patrick Miller read the uno cial results from the election that had just ended. 132 votes for Candidate Charles Goodman and 36 votes for Vice-President Michael Shoemaker. Councilman Fugate moved to accept the uno cial results of the canvassing board. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. Motion carried 5-0. CHIEF OF POLICE DENNIS STROW MONTHLY REPORT Chief of Police Dennis Strow delivered the monthly police report for the month of February. B. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERWRIGHT EXPRESS GASOLINE CARD Planner Adam Hall began discussion of this item. Chief of Police Dennis Strow also discussed item and answered questions from the City Council concerning this item. After discussion, Councilman Fugate moved to approve of the Wright Express agreement as presented by the Chief of Police. Councilman Ross seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. ITEM -7 NEW BUSINESS City Clerk Interviews Councilman Robinson led discussion of this item. Councilman Fugate moved that this item be placed on the March 20, 2012 City Council agenda with all resumes submitted to the Council. Motion died for a lack of a second. A. PLANNER ADAM HALLFOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION DATE Planner Adam Hall led discussion of this item. After discussion, Councilman Fugate moved that the 3rd of July celebration take place on the 3rd of July, and that the City Council moves it Council meeting to Monday, the 2nd of July. Councilman Holloway seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Debra Jones addressed the Council concerning this matter. B. PLANNER ADAM HALLSPECIAL EXCEPTION SE12-01 LIN M. ALLEN REQUEST FOR HOME OCCUPATION Planner Adam Hall led discussion of this item. Councilman Holloway moved to table this matter until the March 20, 2012 regular City Council meeting which will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 50 NW Main Street at 7 PM. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. Motion carried 4-0. C. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERLEVY COUNTY FAIR PLAN City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of this item. Debra Jones addressed Council concerning matter and answered questions from Council. e City Council requested a summary of fair activities. Council asked that Mr Miller check with the FAA on ights over the fair. D. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERFIRE CHIEF LAMAR STEGALLCHIEF OF POLICE DENNIS STROW SAFETY EXPOSITION AT AIRPORT City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of this item. Chief of Police Strow answered questions from the City Council. Consensus was to allow Exposition at the airport. E. COUNCILMAN FUGATEDISCUSSION OF AIRPORT COMMITTEE Councilman Fugate led discussion of this item. Councilman Fugate motioned that all activities of the Airport Committee be suspended until after the new Council is seated. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. Maria Serosovich addressed Council concerning this matter. Debra Jones also addressed Council on this matter. Motion carried 3-2, with President Robinson and Councilman Holloway dissenting. ITEM 8PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Dave Bibby, owner of the Piper Cub Restaurant, addressed the City Council. He wanted to thank everyone for their help with the y-in and car show. He spoke in favor of special events. Jason Cason addressed the City Council. He wanted to address the Council one last time before becoming a Councilman o cially. He believes that there is a lot of confusion and miscommunication that should be addressed. ITEM 9 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTS President Robinson read the letter from Chief of Police Strow thanking the volunteers for the y-in and car show. ITEM 10 ADJOURNMENT Vice President Michael Shoemaker moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:57PM. President Robinson adjourned the meeting. __________________________________________ Jerry Robinson, President City Council ___________________________________________ Adam Hall, Recording Secretary, p.t. Minutes of the City Council meeting may be obtained from the City Clerks o ce. e minutes are recorded, but not transcribes verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recordings, or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. e cost of duplication and/or court reporter will be borne by the requesting party. In accordance with Section 286.105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Mayor through the City Clerks o ce no later than 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the meeting.City of Williston City Council Meeting Minutes March 20, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M.. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLLCALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jerry Robinson Vice-President Michael Shoemaker Councilman Brooks Holloway Absent Councilman Norm Fugate Absent Councilman Elihu Ross City Manager Patrick Miller City Attorney Fred Koberlein COUNCIL-ELECT MEMBERS Councilman Elect Jason Cason Councilman Elect Charles Goodman OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG President Robinson asked members and others present to stand for the opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the ag. Mayor Hethcoat led the prayer. ITEM I ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Vice President Shoemaker motioned to accept agenda as presented. Councilman Ross seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDA a. Minutes from March 6, 2012 Regular City Council Meeting Vice President Shoemaker motioned to accept agenda as presented. Councilman Ross seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM 3PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None. ITEM 4 OLD BUSINESS A.CITY PLANNER ADAM HALLSECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 623 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT CPAII-L2 (INCREASE OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA ALLOW ABLE IN RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT) Councilman Ross moved to adopt ordinance No. 623 on second reading. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. City Manager Patrick Miller read the title of the ordinance aloud. Motion carried 3-0. B. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERREQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR SOLID WASTEREQUESTING COUNCIL APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE City Manager Patrick Miller led discussion of this item. Vice President Shoemaker motioned to accept agenda as presented. Councilman Ross seconded. President Robinson requested that the Request for Proposal include requests for 3 year and 5 year terms. Vice President Shoemaker amends his motion. Councilman Ross agreed to motion. Motion carried 3-0. C. CITY ATTORNEY FREDRICK KOBERLEINSECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 624 IMPACT FEE MORATORIUM Councilman Ross moved to adopt Ordinance No. 624 on second reading. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. City Attorney Koberlein read the title of the ordinance aloud. Business owner Dave Bibby addressed the Council concerning this matter. He felt that twelve months was not a long time. Motion carried 3-0. D. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLER-FAIR ACTIVITIES President Robinson stated that this item was for informational purposes. ITEM 5 NEW BUSINESS A. CITY PLANNER ADAM HALLPUBLIC HEARING FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE12-01 REOUEST FOR HOME OCCUPATION City Planner Adam Hall delivered sta report for this application. Vice President Shoemaker motioned to approve of application SE12-01. Councilman Ross seconded. Mayor Hethcoat inquired about any parking issues that might arise. Motion carried 3-0. B. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERAWARD OF STREET RESURFACING BID FOR 2012 City Manager Patrick Miller delivered report on bids received for this project. He recommended VE Whitehurst for the contract. Vice President Shoemaker motioned to award the bid to the apparent low bidder and approve of standard contract with VE Whitehurst. Councilman Ross seconded. Councilman Elect Charles Goodman requested that the City Attorney inspect the standard contract before proceeding. C. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERWAIVER OF PURCHASING POLICY FOR 3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS Councilman Ross moved to waive purchasing policy and assign contract for the purchase of reworks to Skylighters of Florida, Inc, with the contract returning to Council for nal approval. Vice President Shoemaker seconded. Motion carried 3O. D. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERFINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2012 City Manager Patrick Miller delivered nancial reports for January 2012. He stated that the February reports were being emailed out that evening. E. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERCONTRACT WITH DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR PRISONER WORKFORCE Vice President Shoemaker moved to approve of contract with Department of Corrections. Councilman Ross seconded. President Robinson thanked the City Manager and Robin Vick of the City for their e orts in getting this agreement brought before them F. CITY MANAGER PATRICK MILLERFINAL RESULTS OF 2012 MUNICIPAL ELECTION City Manager Patrick Miller delivered nal results of City of Williston 2012 Municipal Election. Vice President Shoemaker motioned to accept and le o cial results. Councilman Ross seconded. Motion carried 3-0. ITEM-8-PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Dave Bibby, owner of the Piper Cub Restaurant, addressed the City Council. He wanted to comment on impact fees and the development services process. He requested that a uni ed manual be assembled for development in the City. City Manager Patrick Miller stated that this was already in the works. Debra Jones addressed the Council on the above matter as well. She also wanted to assure the Council that the Fair is licensed through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Everything is permitted through State Agencies. ITEM 9 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTS President Robinson announced that the swearing in ceremony of new City Council members would be April 10th at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers. He encouraged all members to dress nicely as photos would be taken. He also wanted to thank Buster and his crew for their hard work in getting Peggy ONeil Park cleaned up after some limbs had fallen. ITEM 10 ADJOURNMENT Vice President Michael Shoemaker moved to adjourn the meeting at 7: 30 PM. President Robinson adjourned the meeting.Jeny Robinson, President City Council Adam Hall, Recording Secretary, p.t. Minutes of the City Council meeting may be obtained from the City Clerks o ce. e minutes are recorded, but not transcribes verbatim. Persons requiring a verbatim transcript may make arrangements with the City Clerk to duplicate the recordings. or arrange to have a court reporter present at the meeting. e cost of duplication and/or. court reporter will be borne by the requesting party. In accordance with Section 286.105. Florida Statutes. notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with Section 286.26. Florida Statutes. persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Mayor through the City Clerks o ce no later than 5:00 P.M. on the day prior to the meeting.
The Levy County Journal8CApril 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:01 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Student of the Month Commissioner Cason recognized the following students for their excellence in the classroom: Elier Mata Chie and Elementary School Hannah Gore Chie and Middle School (not present) Houston Keen Chie and High School (not present) City Manager Grady Hartzog Animal Control Euthanasia Mr. Hartzog said City Code Section 14-95 mandates an un-kept or un-collared stray dog or cat must be retained for 3 working days and may be disposed of on the 4th working day after impoundment if not redeemed by the owner. A collared or cared for dog or cat must be retained for 5 working days and may be disposed of on the 6th working day after impoundment if not redeemed by the owner. He said in every case the City animal control o cer makes an attempt to locate the owner of all retained stray animals. Mr. Hartzog said Levy County Code Section 14-34 mandates the owner of an impounded animal shall have 3 days to claim their animal. If the owner fails to pick up their animal pay the fees and provide shot records or the owner cannot be located the animal shall be disposed of. Mr. Hartzog said Lena Hooker of the Levy County Services o ered to assist the City in rescuing speci c dogs purebreds, older shepherds, puppies with or without mothers, pregnant dogs and kittens by including our particular animal in a mass email to rescue organizations. e City would have to provide transportation of our animal if rescued. Animals such as pitbulls, chows, hound dogs, mutts, mature cats are usually not rescued. Vice Mayor Barron said she feels like 3 or 5 days is not enough. After a brief discussion, she suggested 5 working days for un-collared and no chip and 10 days working days for those that are collared.City of Chie and City Commission Meeting March 12, 2012 City of Chie and City Commission Meeting March 26, 2012Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to change the ordinance to read 5 and 10 working days so we have a longer time. Commissioner Cason said thats more expense for the City. Vice Mayor Barron said she received an email from a group in Levy County concerned about the short time period between the time the animals are picked up and the time theyre euthanized. Mr. Hartzog said the feed is expensive but it wont make or break the City. Vice Mayor Barron amended her motion to 5 and 7 working days. Motion passed 5-0. Mr. Hartzog said he will get with Mr. Fugate to prepare the change for the next meeting. Impact Fee Study Review e impact fee ordinances for parks and recreation, transportation, law enforcement and re rescue were adopted on April 9, 2007 and became e ective on July 28, 2007. Section 3.06 of each impact fee ordinance requires the City Commission to review the impact fee rate study and ordinance at least every 5 years. e purpose of the review is to ensure that the impact fees do not exceed the reasonably anticipated costs associated with the improvements necessary to o set the demand generated by new construction. In 2006 Government Services Group, Inc. in Tallahassee prepared the impact fee study for the four departments for a total of $9,000. It is unknown at this time how much the review will impact the Citys budget. Vice Mayor Barron said she would hate for the City to spend another $9,000 $12,000 because it hasnt generated that much. She asked if the City could keep the current rates. Mr. Fugate said he hasnt reviewed state statutes relating to the impact fees. Mayor Pomeroy said he is inclined to do away with the impact fees. He said the total collected is $24,000. Commissioners asked Mr. Fugate to review the ordinance and state statutes. Vice Mayor Barron asked Mr. Hartzog how much the hospital will pay in impact fees. Mr. Hartzog said he will get that information for the next meeting. Police Chief Robert Douglas Police Activity Chief Douglas gave an update on police activity. Fire Chief James Harris Request Permission to Apply for FY 2011-2012 Florida Emergency Management Service Matching Grant Chief Harris asked permission to make application to the State of Florida Emergency Management Service Matching Grant for funds to purchase new extraction tools. He said Levy County Emergency Management Director David Knowles made the local cities aware that they were eligible to apply for funds to replace their current extraction tools to the new AMKUS brand which would begin to give the city and local re service agencies a form of tool standardization within Levy County. e grant will pay for 90% of the cost of the new tool and the City will pay 10%. Total cost is $22,245 the Citys 10% match is $2,224.50 funded from capital outlay. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to allow the Fire Department to apply for the 201112 Florida Emergency Management Service Matching grant, authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute grant documents and allow the Chief to purchase the AMKUS extraction tools as a sole source item that he explained they will be bidding out to di erent vendors and the City match will be $2,224.50. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Fire Activity Chief Harris and Gene Stockman gave an update about recent re activity. City Attorney Norm D. Fugate Mr. Fugate advised he will not attend the next Commission meeting. He suggested allowing his assistant Jennifer Munden to attend in his place. Commissioners agreed. Old Business Mr. Hartzog recognized City of Fanning Springs City Commissioner Bob Kerr in the audience. Correspondence None Commissioners New Business Mayor Pomeroy said Commissioners received a letter from a student regarding the livestock fair. Commissioners agreed to purchase a hog that does not make the weigh in at the fair. Mayor Pomeroy said Senator Nelson will be in Trenton on April 4th and hes invited Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy elected o cials. Commissioner Buie said all the elected o cials should attend. Public Comment None Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes February 27, 2012 Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve the regular meeting minutes of the February 27, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Hudson seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:05 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Jennifer Munden, Assistant to City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Visitor: Fred Oliver College of Central Florida Levy Campus Chie and Night Out Mr. Oliver stated the Chie and Night Out will be held at the Train Depot area on April 27, 2012. Mr. Oliver asked for a portion of S.E. 1st Avenue and S.E. 2nd Avenue to be closed for the event for public safety. Commissioners agreed for Mr. Oliver and Mr. Hartzog to contact the auctioneer about how closing S.E. 2nd Avenue on April 27th, an auction night, will a ect his business. City Manager Grady Hartzog Ordinance Number 12-01 Amending Code of Ordinances Relating to Animal Control First Reading Ordinance Number 12-01 amends City Code Section 14-95 increasing the number of days to 5 to retain an un-kept or un-collared stray dog or cat and 7 days for a collared or cared for dog or cat. Mr. Hartzog read a comment prepared by Mr. Fugate. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the rst reading of Ordinance Number 12-01 amending the City Code of Ordinances relating to animal control. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 4-0 (Commissioner Buie not present). Resolution Number 12-01 Adopting a Revised Equal Opportunity Policy On February 27, 2012 City Commissioners voted favorably to revise the Citys Equal Employment Opportunity policy in the Employee Manual. As required by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Resolution 12-01 formally adopts the approved policy. Mr. Hartzog read a comment from Mr. Fugate that states Mr. Fugate consulted with Labor Attorney Leonard Dietzen regarding the language in the proposed policy. He said Mr. Dietzen advised that the policy should be re-written. Mr. Fugate commented that he will be recommending di erent language for the policy when he has reviewed example policies from other Florida municipalities. Mr. Fugates statement also stated because this policy deals with terms and conditions of employment it needs to be provided to the police o cers union for their review and approval with the understanding that the union may request a formal negotiation regarding this issue. Commissioners agreed to table Resolution Number 12-01 until the next regular meeting. Request Permission to Apply for FY 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant for the Tri-County Hospital On March 13, 2012 Mr. Frank Schuup contacted City sta regarding the process for applying for a grant to provide water and sewer to the proposed site of the Tri County Hospital. Sta requests the Commission grant permission to advertise for an engineer, grant consultant, and to advertise the required rst hearing date of April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM. e grant, if awarded, will provide at least $650,000 for water and sewer improvements for the hospital project. e City is not required to provide a match in the Economic Development category, however the hospital must commit to providing the required amount of 19 jobs for low income applicants or the City could be required to pay back funds to the Department of Economic Opportunity. Mr. Fugates written comment recommends that the Commission be provided with a copy of the complete grant application for their review prior to approval so that the Commission can understand the entire scope of the proposed utility improvements and also understand the planned activities and nances of the hospital. A blank copy of the application packet was provided to the Commission for their review and comment. Mrs. Copeland said the hospital will know by May 21, 2012 if they have the funding for the hospital. Commissioner Hudson expressed his concern about the City being responsible to pay back grant funds if the correct number of jobs is not provided. Mrs. Copeland said a third party agreement will be executed with the hospital if the grant is awarded. e obligation for the jobs is for three years. Mrs. Copeland said each job position is worth $35,000. Commissioner Cason made a motion to allow City Hall, City Mayor and City Manager to make application and obtain all signatures on the CDBG grant. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Approval to Accept the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Fund Year 2011-2012 First Quarter Matching Fund Safety Grant e Fire Department applied for a Florida League of Cities Matching Grant during the rst quarter funding period. e Department will utilize the funds to o set the purchase cost of one overhead door opener for the re station bay area. e total cost for the door installed by Santa Fe Overhead Door was $1,375 and the City will receive $687.50 which will come from the Fire Departments capital improvement line 522.640. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the receipt of the rst quarter Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Fund Matching Fund Safety Grant for the Fire Department. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Separate Fire Department Accounting Expense and Revenue Budget from General Fund Budget It has been determined that separating the Fire Department accounting expense and revenue budget from the General Fund budget will be bene cial for accounting purposes. Mr. Hartzog said he spoke with Mr. Robert Beauchamp who does not have a problem with the separation. Vice Mayor Barron said Mr. Beauchamp recommended that to her also. Mayor Pomeroy said he checked and there is no other re department in the area that does this and he does know it has been a headache so he is okay with the request. Mayor Pomeroy said currently the Fire Department owes the General Fund about $74,000. Vice Mayor Barron disagreed saying Mr. Beauchamps gure for last year is closer to what she has around $50,000 for expenses compared to revenues. Mayor Pomeroy cited $48,000 for the new re truck and then about $27,000 for paying o the old re truck. He asked what the plan is to pay back General Fund. Vice Mayor Barron said Mr. Beauchamp will keep up with that because the funds from the county come in late. Mayor Pomeroy said there are three more draws coming from the County and a plan should be set up to pay back General Fund. Vice Mayor Barron said since the Fire Department runs in arrears with their revenues the Fire Department will need to build up some money in the checking account to be able to operate in the red (At the April 9, 2012 City Commission meeting Vice Mayor Barron said she meant to say black instead of red. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the minutes with the change.) Mayor Pomeroy said he checked with Mr. Beauchamp to have the Fire Department write their own checks but Mr. Beauchamp said the checks must be written and run through City Hall. Commissioner Cason made a motion to allow Mr. Hartzog and the City set up an account for the Fire Department for the revenues and expenses. Commissioner Buie seconded. Vice Mayor Barron added to bring back the Resolution. Mr. Hartzog replied yes. Mayor Pomeroy asked if the correct gures will be brought back. Mr. Hartzog replied yes. Motion passed 5-0. Industrial Park Lease with Tillis Farms and Sanchez Farms Mr. Hartzog said Commissioners have a draft lease agreement before them for Tillis Farms and Sanchez Farms to lease the 2500 sf new industrial park building for two months beginning March 27, 2012 ending May 27, 2012 for $800.73 per month. Mayor Pomeroy said Mr. Fugate commented on requiring a deposit for damage but their insurance should be ne. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the commercial lease agreement with Tillis Farms and Sanchez Farms. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Police Chief Robert Douglas Fair Hog Chief Douglas said he found a 230 pound hog for $350.00 from Flatwood Friends 4H Chapter in Gilchrist County. Commissioners and sta approved to purchase the hog. Sta will determine when the City Employee Appreciation cookout can be held. Police Activity Chief Douglas gave an update on police activity. Request Permission to Apply for Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Grant e no match grant will provide state law enforcement agencies with funding to purchase computer hardware to run the electronic reporting crash system for commercial motor vehicle crashes which includes computer terminal in the Police Department and inside patrol vehicles. Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve sta to apply for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Grant to obtain the e-grant hardware and authorize the City Manager and Mayor to execute all required documents. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Fire Chief James Harris No reports. Assistant to City Attorney Jennifer Munden No reports. Old Business None Commissioners New Business Mayor Pomeroy said he was contacted by the Levy County Sheri s Department regarding a summons from Clark Sales Christmas lights. Copies will be provided to Commissioners and Mr. Fugate. Public Comment Art Maruna questioned when the burned debris across from the senior center will be cleaned up. Chief Harris said the site is a crime scene and still under investigation by the State Fire Marshall. Chief Harris agreed to contact the State Fire Marshall and relay further information to Mr. Maruna. Correspondence Levy County Schools Foundation Sponsorship Letter Mr. Hartzog read aloud the letter from the School Board of Levy County and Levy County Schools Foundation requesting monetary sponsors for their annual event. Commissioners took no action on this correspondence. Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes March 12, 2012 Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve the regular meeting minutes of the March 12, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Cason seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk