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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 8, Number 15


July 23 August 5, 1999


By Tom Campbell *.errel t"ei itre'- Bas i
Is h n g' ru :l -- aind 5 a1r1iv *.'ere

Begins in Big
Bend Region

Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Bob Crawford announced on July
13th, that a program to restore
and enhance oyster resources in
seven North Florida counties will
begin in July and August. The
program is part of a statewide
commitment to rehabilitate his-
-torically produce tl e oyster re-
The Department's Division of
Aquaculture will begin the initial
phase of the oyster development
program in the Big Bend region,
where more than 150,000 bush-
els of adult and juvenile oysters
will be planted on public oyster
beds off Levy, Dixie and Wakulla
counties. Oyster reseeding began
on July 8 near Cedar Key (Levy
County), and is scheduled to start
on July 14 at Horseshoe Beach
(Dixie County), and on August 3
off Shell Point (Wakulla County).
The program will continue later
in Franklin, Bay, Walton and
Santa Rosa counties.
This program benefits local econo-
mies by employing oystermen
during the summer, when the oys-
ter harvesting season is closed,"
Crawford said.
Under the program, oysters are
transplanted from waters where
harvesting is not allowed into
waters approved for shellfish har-
vesting. Oysters planted on pub-
lic reefs during the summer will
cleanse themselves and may be
harvested during the following
oyster season.
Oyster management programs
have been successful in prevent-
ing critical losses of productive
oyster reefs, and have contributed
to the environmental quality in
historically productive areas.
For information about the pro-
gram call (850) 488-5471, or
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
Division of Aquaculture
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 205
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Defines Itself;
Begins Work
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
picked its new executive director,
chairman, and vice-chairman and
'began work on the task of con-
serving Florida's fish and wildlife
when the one-week-old agency
hosted its first meeting.
Durinng the July 7-9 meeting at
the Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Sheraton, the 11 -member Com-
mission selected Allan L. Egbert,
Ph.D. -- former executive direc-
tor of the Game and Fresh' Water
Fish Commission (GFC) -- to serve
as the agency's executive direc-
tor. Commissioner Julie Morris
will serve as chairman, at least
until January, and Commissioner
Jamie Adams will be vice- chair-
Continued on Page 7

Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs........... Page 2
Editorial & Commentary
................................... Page 3
St. George Utility Seeks
Injunction .................. Page 4
Alligator Point News .... Page 5
Apalachicola High School.
................................... Page 6
Franklin Bulletin BoardPage 6
American Legion......... Page 7
Carrabelle Lighthouse Page 8
AAHS Picnic .............. Page 8
Dixie Theatre ............. Page 9
Bookshop ................. Page 10

Ck 1i1 1 LOr' I .i thei r ,-l ---,:Ir l -:, in i '. e
young people 1'5 jad under in .he
Frankr in C univ Area ii-i i'.h.ule-
some. flun. learning experiences,
hlie Timber i-land Y\. hlt C lubi.
ITI CI held its annirual Fishii-i
Clinic July 10 and it.s Fil'th ,iAr'
nual Classic Fishing Tournament
for Kids July 17. The headquar-
ters for both events were at C.
Saunders Seafood, also known as
Pirate's Landing Marina, on Tim-
ber Island..
Captain Lambros "Zorba"
Tterlikkis and his wife Donna
taught the Casting Class. Three
important safety rules were
taught: 1. How to carry a pole cor-
rectly (like a flag pole); 2. Cast
check; and 3. Secure hook and
pole before leaving it.
Commodore of the Yacht Club
Alvin Morris and his wife Pat were
busy organizing the event and
making preparations for the
classes. Commodore Morris
taught the class in tying knots:
1. Improved cinch knot; 2. Blood
knot; and 3. Palomar (Loop knot).
Last year, 1998, there were 30
young people who registered for
the TIYC Fishing Clinic. This year

F'.'r both ithe c[ nic aii'd lOuLrna-
mcnt. all ,.iouL1i people I-pI to 16
years of :ae are- vicome laid en-
coLiraged i.o prt.i:ipate F.r the
i.u rnari mcnt. .i 2.e.r 202 rel i,-
tered. This year, a new record was
set as 208 young people regis-
tered, kids 15 and under.
Every young person who regis-
tered received a T-shirt and apar-
ticipant trophy. People came from
all over Franklin County and as
far away as Tallahassee, Wakulla
and Gulf Counties. Commodore
Alvin Morris said the Timber Is-
land Yacht Club considered the
events totally successful.
He said TIYC owed C. Saunders
Seafood-also known as Pirate's
Landing Marina-a big thank you
for their assistance.
Flo Coody, Purser/Scribe ofTIYC,
said, "We're happy that we regis-
tered even more kids this year,
breaking the old record."
Eight-year-old Andrew McAllister
from Arkansas proudly said to his
Grandma Jeanne Yount, "Mv fish
Continued on Page 6

Plans for 18-Hole Golf

Course and Residential

Community East of Lanark

By Tom Campbell
A golf course and residential
community east of Lanark Village
and just north of Highway 98 in
Franklin County is now one step
closer to reality. Carrabelle
Properties, Limited, General
Partner Eddie Clark with several
limited partners, closed on the
property Thursday, July 15,
1999, at a selling price of $1.9
Freda M. White, Franklin County
Partner, is Exclusive Agent for
Carrabelle Properties, Limited..
Ms. White said, "Plans are for an
18-hole golf course and
residential community. There are
375 acres involved."

She said the "group will have an
organization meeting on
Thursday, July 22."
Ms. White emphasized that, from
the beginning, some ninteen
months ago, when Mr. Eddie
Clark came to her, looking for a
location in Franklin County to
develop a golf course and
residential community, they
agreed that the "protection of the
beautiful environment was our
first concern."
Ms. White continued, "I showed
him several parcels that were
large enough for his purpose. I
'realized very quickly that his
concerns were equal to mine
about placing the environment
first. The 375 acres belonging to
Inner Harbour Hospital, Ltd.,
seemed to fit all his needs. It was
a large enough parcel that was
significantly removed from the
Ms. White said that, as she
continued to work with Mr. Clark,
she was more convinced that "this
was the golf course project that
would work in Franklin County."
She smiled, "My husband and I
are so convinced that we have
taken a partnership interest
She said she was looking forward
to the project and believed it is
going to be "a real success for the
people of Franklin County. The
job and tax benefits could be
Ms. White said that she and her
husband moved to "this area
about 10 years ago. We have

grown to love Franklin County
and are proud to call it our home.
We have always made the
protection of the environment our
first concern."
She said she is convinced that the
golf course "will protect the
natural beauty of the
environment." She said that
Carrabelle Properties, Limited,
from the very beginning, had been
guided by what is going to
improve the quality of life in the
Franklin County area in every way
Ms. White concluded, "If anyone
has questions, they are welcome
to contact me at 850-697-2644."
She will talk to them about the
project with the care and concern
of a lady discussing her home
area, which she loves as an out-
doors person, fisherwoman and
business lady.

3rd Annual Battery

Park Family Fun
By Tom Campbell
The 3rd Annual Family Fun Day
at Battery Park in Apalachicola is
scheduled for Saturday, July 24
from 3 to 10 p.m. Organizer Karen
Cox Dennis, said, "This grand
event is running full-steam ahead,
and we are expecting over a thou-
sand attendees." The new "Kid's
Cove" Playground in Battery Park
was scheduled to celebrate its
grand opening, but Ms. Cox Den-
nis said that the playground "fac-
tory has had an unforeseen delay
and does not expect to have the
playground installed in time for
the festival." Nevertheless, the
celebration "will continue
full-steam ahead."
Ms. Cox Dennis said, "We need a
little help from our friends. If you
can help in any way, please vol-
unteer for two or three hours for
children's game booths. Also
needed are donations of auction
items (old or new). Or interested
people mayjust write a check for
tax-deductible donations. She
said, "This is going to be a really
fantastic "Fun Day" for everyone
in Franklin County and beyond.
Please phone 653-7332 to volun-
teer your time, talent, services or
funds. This is a community event
for our children, and we need you.
Thank you for your time and

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Franklin County All Star Girls Softball

To World Series
After defeating the Calhoun to compete in the National Dixie
County All Stars for the district Ponytail World Series.
championship, the Franklin
County All Star girls traveled to The team will be doing fund-
Brooksville, FL to compete in the raisers as a joint effort to help
Dixie Girls Ponytail State finance the trip to the
Tournaments. After losing only tournament. Anyone wishing to
one game, by one run, in extra make a contribution can go by
innings to the host team, any Gulf State Bank office, or mail
Hernando County, the Franklin to: Franklin County Ponytail All
County All Stars came back and Stars, P.O. Box 694, Eastpoint, FL
defeated Hernando twice, on 32328.
Sunday, July 11, to bring home Coaches are Karen Brannan of
Franklin County's first ever State Eastpoint, George Thompson of
Championship. Theyalso earned, Apalachicola, and Ronnie
and were awarded, the Jackson of Carrabelle.
sportsmanship trophies.
Karen Brannan, one of the
The team will be travelling to coaches, said: "Six of our
Fairview, Tennessee, August 6th Eastpoint girls are on the team.

We've been working with them
about four years. We are very
proud of all the girls from
Eastpoint, Carrabelle and
She continued, "Any group of
people in Franklin County could
learn about team work and
cooperation from this
Championship, but the team also
won the Sportsmanship trophies."
In addition to the resolution from
the Board of County Commission-
ers, the team received a $3000
award for travel expenses to Ten-
nessee, voted by the Board of
County Commissioners.

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Page 2 23 July 1999


The Franklin Chronicle



By Barbara Revell
The Franklin County Commission
held its regularly scheduled meet-
ing on July 20, 1999, at the
Franklin County Courthouse.
Commissioners present were
Clarence Williams. Doug
Creamer, Cheryl Sanders. Bevin
Putnal and Jimmy Mosconis.
Larry Witt. Environmental Spe-
cialist II, with Franklin County
Health Department, gave a pre-
sentation on "Water Quality, Ours
to Preserve". Mr. Witt stated. "Our
county is growing. We are expand-
ing into environmentally sensitive
areas with shallow water tables.
Because of the increased devel-
opment we should all strive to
better understand and promote
the highest quality of water treat-
ment available. By insisting on
high quality standards, we are not
only preserving our present wa-
ter quality, but are improving the
natural environmental balance for
future generations". Mr. Witt had
high praise for the County Com-
missioners for their forward
thinking regarding waste water.
Mr. Witt said, "Our County Com-
missioners have stepped to the
forefront of this state and I think
they are to be congratulated for
their direction toward advanced
water treatment system." Mr. Witt
stated, 'The advanced water treat-
ment systems work better. They
preserve what we are trying to
Mr. Witt said the Health Depart-
ment of Franklin County is re-
questing that a workshop be
scheduled as soon as possible, to
address the water quality issues
in the County. He recommended
that the workshop include, "All of
the city governments in Franklin
County, The planning and zoning
boards and representatives from
the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, Northwest Florida
Water Management, The Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, The
River and Bay Keepers and local
Mr..Mike Lake, Vice-president of
Centennial Health Care, Inc.,
which currently has the lease on
Weems Memorial Hospital, dis-
cussed with the Commissioners
the financing of the proposed im-
provements in the hospital. The
Commissioners recommended a
joint meeting with Steve Ausley of
USDA Rural Development who
appeared before the Commission-
ers on July 6,1999, to discuss the
County Planner, Alan Pierce, re-
ported he received a telephone call
from Congressman Alan Boyd to
let the County know that he has
a million dollar request in the fed-
eral budget to dredge the Newt
Creekmore Channel (also known
as Two Mile Channel). Action on
the budget should occur in Sep-
tember 1999.
Pierce requested board action to
approve payment for signs at
county lines proclaiming Franklin
County home of the 1999 State
Champions for the Dixie Youth
Ponytail All-stars. The Board
unanimously approved payment.
The Board approved purchase of
$4,750 of sheet piling from Sky-
line Steel to be used in redoing
the Eastpoint boat ramp. The
County is buying the sheet piling
in order to save S300 in sales tax.
Pierce said that the Harris Broth-
ers is going to redo the ramp at
their expense in order to get the
grade where it needs to be. Total
expenditure will be less than
$7,000 which will come out of the
Boating Improvement Trust
Fund. Harris Brothers will absorb
the cost of their labor, equipment
and replacement of concrete.
Pierce announced that The
Amerigas Company is interested
in selling their property in Lanark
Village. They have surveyed the
property which is about 1/2 acre.
They have not had the property
appraised because they were
quoted a rate of $2400 for the
appraisal. County Attorney, Al
Shuler, stated he thought he
could get an appraisal at a lower
fee and the Board approved for
Shuler to proceed with this action.
Pierce reported that he had noti-
fied Doug Maddox of the Dog Is-
land Conservation District, that
they need to plan on finding an-
other place for the landing craft
to operate. Pierce said Maddox,
"Agreed to look into the situation
and call him or Commissioner
Sanders.". Neither have heard
from Maddox at the time of the
Pierce reported, "Licensing Board
Attorney, Michael Shuler, has ad-
vised the Licensing Board that the

County can not charge a registra-
tion fee to out-of-county contrac-
tors who are state certified con-
tractors. Mr. Shuler said there is
a provision in state laws that al-
low state certified contractors to
establish residency in one county
and that every other county has
to honor that residency".
Pierce further said, "The Licens-
ing Board discussed the building
permit fee in general and recom-
mends some changes, the Licens-
ing Board recommends, the
County Commission raise electri-
cal upgrade permits from $15 to
$50, and it recommended raising
mobile home permits from $50 for
a single wide to $100 and raising

the price for a double wide $100
to $200. The County Commission
established building fees by reso-
lution, so a resolution is required
to change them. Commissioner
Bevin Putnal requested that this
matter be tabled and the Commis-
sioners concurred.
Pierce also reported that he
attended the St. George Island
bridge meeting On July 15, 1999.
Pierce gave the Board a copy of a
list of contacts on the bridge
project. Pierce said he advised the
people attending, "about the
continuing uncertainty of how
much of the old bridge the county
really can use". Pierce continued,
"Mr. Steve Martin, Florida
Department of Transportation,
said that in about a month the
final design work would be done
on the bridge approaches." Martin
told Pierce that the county can see
how much room is going to be
available around the old bridge.
Pierce gave the Board a letter from
Doug Dedrick saying that Burnt
Bridge in Tate's Hell has been re-
Pierce reported that the Planning
and Zoning Commission met in
regular session on July 13, 1999,
and recommended the following
A) On development within the
Critical Shoreline District recom-
mended approval for:
'1. Janet Atkins to construct a
private dock on Lot 4. Bay Palm
Village, St. George Island.
2. Courtney Maher to construct
a private dock in Heron Bay Vil-
lage, St. George Island.
3. Christopher Mahr to con-
struct a private dock on Lot 6,
Herron Bay Village, St. George
B) On commercial development:
Recommended approval for Mul-
tiple Owner Properties, Inc. to
construct a docking and landing
Facility on C- I property in
Eastpoint. Pierce reported, the
facility has previously been re-
viewed by the Commission when
it contained finger piers and pil-
ings that might create obstruc-
tions in the Eastpoint channel.
This docking and landing facility
will be a dock parallel to the shore
and will have no finger piers or
pilings out in the channel. The
Commission recommends in favor
of this project contingent upon,
the County writing a letter to De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection indicating what the county
has approved, and requesting the
DEP approve nothing more.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission, "Also recommends re-
zoning two separately owned 10
acre parcels, one for Mr. Alvin
Morris and one for Mr. Ronald
Kelly, from Agriculture to R-3, one
unit per five acres.'These two land
use changes would be small scale
changes, each creating two build-
ing sites so that the applicants
can build a house for themselves
and their parents. The parcels are
adjoining and across the road
from the old Buckeye Mill site.
Pierce said this would be set for a
public hearing at a later date.
The Planning and Zoning Comm-
ission recommends acceptance of
a sketch plat for a six acre parcel
to be divided into three parcels.
The property is already zoned R-I,
and is west of the old Buckeye Mill
The Board of County Comm-
issioners approved the above
recommendations of the Planning
and Zoning Commission.
Pierce also said that the Planning
and Zoning Commission agreed to
send Mr. Chavetti a full review of
the impacts of his proposed 200
space mobile home park in
Eastpoint. Pierce said that the
Commission will review the re-
sponse at the August meeting.
Pierce then opened up discussion
concerning Alligator Point and the
moving of Bald Point Road, inas-
much as the State has now pur-
chased Bald Point there is no
longer a need to move the road.
LGR Investments, Ltd. originally
placed money in trust to help
move the road and no longer
needs to. However, LOR agreed to
give S3750 to build a helipad on
Alligator Point. Pierce pointed out
that it will cost the county more
than $3750 to build the pad. All
agreed there is a great need for a
helipad on Alligator Point and the
County agreed to take the $3750
and pay the additional cost. Board
agreed to amend the contact with
Pierce then read the following
resolution which, if the Board
approves, he will present to the
Governor and Cabinet on August
10, 1999. "Whereas the Board of
the Franklin County Commission-
ers has traditionally been con-
cerned that the impact of the tax
base when the State of Florida

buys land from the County and
whereas the Board's concern has
developed over the years as the
State and Federal governments
have acquired over 70% of the
County's land mass and whereas
the Board recognizes that there
are still areas of the County that
should be acquired and whereas
the Bald Point tract is one such
area and whereas the board ini-
tially sponsored the acquisition of
Bald Point area it was then de-
termined that the State should
buy the property directly and
whereas the Governor and Cabi-
net voted to buy the Bald Point
property, now therefore be it re-
solved by the Franklin County
Commission that the State will
soon make improvements at the
site to enhance the property's

natural recreational assets. The
Board also hopes the Governor
and Cabinet continue to invest in
Franklin County by actively sup-
porting the building of a prison
on a piece of property recently
purchased by the Department of
This resolution was approved by
the Board.
The last item Pierce had, was that
there was a very long Apalachicola
Airport Advisory meeting on July
19, 1999. He reported that the
Airport Advisory does want to
pursue the cutting down of the
trees interfering with the runway.
Pierce advised the Board that if

the trees are not cut it is possible
that the airport could be shut
down because the trees could be
a safety hazard. He also reported
there is funding from the Florida
Department of Transportation to
cut trees down because they are
a safety hazard. There is not way
around cutting the trees down.
Ted Mosteller stated that if the
trees are not cut down then they
will have to be farmed, i.e., taken
care of, for the next ten years or
so and would still present a haz-
ard. Pierce further said that Al
Roberts of the Aviation section of
FDOT talked to the Advisory
Board at the meeting and made it
clear that the trees would have to
Come down.

Airport Advisory Board Meeting

July 19, 1999
Attending the meeting of the Air-
port Advisory Board were: Ted
Mosteller, Doug Creamer, Chuck
Marks, Al Mirabella, Warren
Rabinowitz, Frank Stephens, and
County Planner, Alan Pierce. The
guest speaker was the Florida De-
partment of Transportation, Avia-
tion, Land Use Planning Manager,
Albert J., Roberts. Jr.
Mr. Roberts stated he had been
requested by the County to pro-
vide assistance for writing and
adopting airport zoning regula-
tions. He said he will be working
with Alan Pierce over the next few
months to prepare presentation
to the County Commissioners on
new zoning requirements. The
airports involved include:
Apalachicola, Carrabelle and St.
George Island. Dog Island airstrip
is not included because it is not a
public airstrip.
Mr. Ted Mosteller said that the
zoning changes are necessary to

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Alan Pierce read a resolution
Commissioners commending Rep
representing Franklin County bel
agencies. Ms. Boyd then presented
intended for the St. George Island
secured funds to build an ann
Courthouse, the only county sdcrti
presented to the parents, coacle
Ponytail All Stars for winning the

fulfill the requirements of the
1977 legislature and must be
made if the airport is to continue
operation. Mosteller explained
that there could be serious con-
sequences to the County if no ac-
tion is taken. He said the airport
could be repossessed by the Fed-
eral Government and the County
fined for non-compliance of an
agreement entered into by the
County in 1946.
A major concern of the Airport
Advisory Committee is the airport
recently was inspected by the
State and was cited because of
pine trees between the runways.
This presents a safety hazard in
that when two planes are on the
runways at the same time, they
cannot see one another.
This is a concern of Mr. Roberts
as well. The committee, as well,
acknowledge that the trees are a
safety hazard. The committee
wants the trees removed. Mr. Rob-
erts stated that the Apalachicola
Airport could lose their license in
the future if the situation is not


from the Board of County
resentative Janegale Boyd for

Possibility Of


Christmas In

By Tom Campbell
One of the topics discussed at the
regular meeting of the Carrabelle
Area Chamber of Commerce July
15, was the question: Should
there be a Carrabelle Christmas
in 1999? After lengthy discussion,
,the group decided to ask for opin-
ions on the subject. If anyone is
interested and has an opinion,
lease phone the Chamber
Carrabelle) to voice your opinion.
The number is 697-2585.
It was also announced that there
will be another Waterfront. Festi-
val in Carrabelle in April of 2000.
The over-all Coordinator is Ms.
Shirley Vignieri. She has lined up
15 Committee Chairmen to assist
her in the work: Ann DeLoney, Flo
Coody, Sheila Hauser, Paul
Gilday, Don Wilson, Tom Loftin,
Bill Millee, Gay Powell, Helen
Schmidt, Jeanne Burdick, Gloria
Miller, Alvin Morris and Rene
Ms. Shirley Vignieri was awarded
the Outstanding Member of the
Chamber for the month, for her
hard work and loyalty to the
Chamber. Several members said
they wished "we had more mem-
bers willing to work as hard as
she does."
President Barbara Revell of the
newly formed Carrabelle Light-
house Association spoke to the
Chamber. She informed the group
that the Carrabelle Lighthouse
"will go up for public sale in three
or four months from now." She
said she hoped the Lighthouse
could be maintained as a tourist
attraction for the Carrabelle Area.
Ms. Libby Richardson was elected
as a new Board Member of the
Carrabelle Chamber. She and Ms.
Sandi Crowder announced that
Wet Willie's will be helping to raise
money to help send the Franklin
County Girls State Champions to
the World Series in Tennessee in
August, 1999. Sunday afternoons
at Wet Willie's in Carrabelle have
been designated as times to help
raise money for that important
Several people at the Chamber
meeting said that the adults in
Franklin County "can learn some-
thing about cooperation and team
work from these girls and their

Teachers Hired For
1999 2000
Academic Year
In a hurried special school board
meeting held on July 13 at Brown
Elementary School, the following
persons were hired for the next
academic year, 1999-2000.
Deene Cook
Lynn Brown
Chuck Finley
Bobby Humphries
Donna Dasher
Lynda Mitchell
Paul Rose
Patty Fuentes
George Harper
Thierry Harrison
Beverly Parish
Bill Thomas

Franklin Planning

And Zoning

By Susan Gunn
Franklin County Planning and
Zoning met July 13, 1999 at 6:30
p.m. for their regular monthly
Minutes of last month's meeting
were approved and the members
reviewed the building permit re-
port for June. Over 50 permits
were issued, above average for
Franklin County.
The Board approved the following
request: Three private docks on
St. George Island; a shoreline
dock owned by Multiple Owner
Properties, Inc. in Eastpoint; land
use change from A-2 to R-3 on the
New River in Carrabelle, and a
proposed subdivision on the New
River in Carrabelle.
John Chavetti has come back to
the P&Z with a request for ap-
proval on 200 mobile home sites
on CC Land Road, Eastpoint. The
project has been downsized from
the original proposal which would
have required a Development of
Regional Impact (DRI). Multiple
St4te Agencies will be contacted
for comment, then -the proposal
would be revisited by the P&Z for
additional review.
Alan Pierce, County Planner,
closed the meeting with the
County Planners report. Walter
Armistead will submit his pro-
posal for an addition to the Buc-
caneer Inn, St. George Island.
Armistead has already obtained
all necessary State and Federal

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Attorney General Rules Dog Island May

Impose Fees For Garbage Collection

On June 30th, the Florida Attorney General, Robert A. Butterworth,
concluded that the Dog Island Conservation District A may impose a
special assessment for garbage collection. Moreover, under Florida
Statutes section 197.3632, the District may levy, collect and enforce
such an assessment.
In his letter opinion issued on June 30, the Attorney General wrote,
in part:
"The Dog Island Conservation District ... was cre-
ated in order to accomplish the coordinated, bal-
anced... and harmonious development of Dog Island
and, among other things, to promote the health,
safety, and general welfare of the area.' The govern-
ing body of the district is the Dog Island Conserva-
tion Board (board) consisting of five directors, each
of whom must be United States citizens and own fee
simple title to real estate located in the district.
The district's enabling legislation authorizes the board
to supplement the general powers of the Franklin
County Board of County Commissioners by con-
structing, operating, and maintaining specialized
public functions or services within the district. In-
cluded within the enumerated powers is the author-
ity to "plan, develop, implement, and construct gar-
bage disposal facilities and programs and to require
the use thereof and to regulate waste disposal[.]"
Further, the board is specifically authorized to "fix
and collect rates, fees, and other charges for the spe-
cialized public functions or services authorized by
this act"' and to "levy and collect special assess-
SThe board also is clearly authorized to levy and col-
lect special assessments.
Special assessments must satisfy two established re-
quirements to be considered valid. As the Supreme
Court of Florida stated in City of Boca Raton v. State:
There are two requirements for the imposi-
tion of a valid special assessment. First, the
property assessed must derive a special ben-
efit from the service provided. Second, the
assessment must be fairly and reasonably
apportioned among the properties that re-
ceive the special benefit.
Thus, the imposition of special assessments is per-
missible if the land on which the assessment is be-
ing imposed receives a"special benefit and the as-
sessment is fairly and reasonably apportioned among
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courts of this state have recognized that special as-
sessments may be imposed for the furnishing of gar-
bage collection.
The authority to impose liens for failure to pay spe-
cial assessment is well established. The proposed,
resolution for the imposition of a garbage special as-
sessment contains language contemplating the use
of Chapter 173, Florida Statutes, for a collection
method and foreclosure of special assessment liens.
However, the provisions of Chapter 173, Florida Stat-
utes, pertain to special assessments imposed by
municipalities and are not available for use by a spe-
cial district.
Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, provides a uni-
form procedure for the levying, collection and enforce-
ment of special assessments imposed by local gov-
ernments authorized to impose non ad valorem as-
sessments. "Local government" is defined to include
a special district levying non ad valorem assessments.
If a special district chooses to use the uniform method
of collecting such an assessment, it must adhere to
the procedures prescribed in section 197.3632,
Florida Statutes. Assessments collected pursuant to
this section are included in the combined notice for
ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem assessments
provided in section 197.3635, Florida Statutes. More-
over, such assessments are subject to all collection
Provisions of Chapter 197, Florida Statutes, "includ-
ing provisions relating to discount for early payment,
prepayment by installment method, deferred pay-
ment, penalty for delinquent payment, and issuance.
and sale of tax certificates and tax deeds for nonpay-
The Board of Directors of the Dog Island Conservation District ini-
tially asked the Attorney General for his opinion.

Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor:
I am writing from Carrabelle, Franklin County. As a concerned par-
ent I wish to express my complete disappointment in the Franklin
County School Board. This school year has been a tremendous strain
on parents and children due to the inadequacy of some teaching po-
sitions. When brought to the attention of School Board members and
the School Superintendent, our concerns were swept under the rug
with no thought to what is best for the children, but it seems thought
was only given to what is best for them or the easy way out. Only one
member attempted to stand behind the parents and children. This
board and superintendent expects to do as they please and push
whatever trash they can down the parents, taxpayers, and voters
throats. (Of course, it is not time for re-election.) The school adminis-
tration frequently solicits parent and community support and has
always found it. However, when concerned parents solicit the sup-
port of the school administration it is not a priority. (Even in a crisis
situation.) School administration has not only allowed but encour-
aged (by failing to intervene) student animosity started and encour-
aged by teachers. This in a time when we are allowed to disobey clear
and direct instruction, incite discontent among students and basi-
cally do anything they please without fear of punishment. I am writ-
ing in hopes of getting someone's attention in the Department of Edu-
cation because we are certainly not getting anywhere going through
the channels here. I hope someone is listening and will come to our
Ruby Litton, A concerned parent

Ms. Litton's letter was also shared with Superintendant
Brenda Galloway and School Board President Will
Kendrick. As of press time, no responses from either
Galloway nor Kendrick have been received by the

"Open House" At Courthouse To Discuss

Plans For New Bridge To St. George Island

In the same format as previous meetings, the Florida Dept. of Trans-
portation and members of the designer/builder teams, held a public
"open house" at the Franklin County Courthouse last Thursday, July
15th. As the "meeting" was beginning, island resident Pam Vest rose
to voice her complaints about the format of the meeting, consisting of
clusters of placards and computer-generated drawings and charts
strewn across tables with experts responding to questions in small
groups. Her complaint is that there were too many small "clusters" of
experts responding to questions from the public conducted in smaller
groups. This format was similar to other meetings conducted by the
FDOT charges who were seeking "public input" without any general-
ized briefing on the bridge project in advance of the consultations. At
Tuesday's meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, Cheryl
Saunders (Carrabelle) expressed dissatisfaction about the format for
the open house. Another joined the comment with the remark that
the format merely gives the FDOT their own agenda with the appear-

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By Tom Campbell
In spite of all that has been said
and written in recent weeks about
Franklin County's Schools and
the scoring, Superintendent of
Schools Brenda Galloway re-
mained positive in her outlook in
an interview July 14.
Said Superintendent Galloway,
"We're not happy with our scores
at all." She was referring to the
grades received on FCAT and
Florida Writes. "But there are no
variables on the FCAT and Florida
Writes," she continued. "As for the
learning environment, there are
numerous variables. Wonderful
things are happening in our
schools. Teachers spend inordi-
nate amounts of time in extra ef-
forts to help our young people."
Ms. Galloway smiled, "I appreci-
ate the Chronicle giving me an
opportunity to express my views.
We do still have the freedom of

She said she would like to make
one statement clearly: "I'm here
for the kids, not for politics." She
smiled again, "Of course, I realize
this is a political arena."
She continued, "Franklin County
is one of the best schools in the
i pre

state, as lar as our opportunity
to know our students individually.
We know the families and watch
the children grow from Pre-K to
graduation. We can help them in-
dividually with their educational
objectives, in order to make them
successful in life."
She pointed out that "individual-
ized learning is insured here" in
Franklin County. This includes
"Saxon phonics and Saxon math,"
she said. Also included: Acceler-
ated learning for exceptional stu-
dents, computer technology, as a
"Florida On-Line high school," a
computerized high school pro-
gram, which students can access
at home and at school, including
such subjects as Latin, Interna-
tional History, and others.
"We are positively and progres-
sively addressing the needs of our
students," she said. "We are not
a rich county. We don't receive a
lot of funding from the legislature.
We have to become very creative
in helping our students. But we
find ways to do this, such as of-
fering drama, the arts and TV,
among other subjects. We are of-
fering humanistic education for
the whole child, not just for what
they are tested on. We are deter-
mined to help them succeed in a
global economy."
Ms. Galloway repeated that she
and the teachers in the Franklin
County Schools are "always ready
to go the extra mile to help the
students." There are some things
that the tests are not designed to

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Pam Vest, foreground, raising her comment about the
format of the "Open House" meeting on Thursday, July
15, 1999.
ance of "public input." Tommy Speights, public information officer,
FDOT, at Chipley, disagreed, insisting that the format was more open
to the public.
Representatives of the FDOT indicated that the St. George Water Man-
agement Utility was working with bridge designers about the instal-
lation of a new water line under the new bridge. Just one day earlier,
the island utility started a litigation seeking payment for the existing
water line under the old bridge.
In another group, Civic Club President Mason Bean was hard bar-
gaining with FDOT Administrator Steve Martin for permission to con-
struct a boat launch and fishing pier. Mason was hard at work seek-
ing permission to plan for the boat launch. Martin did not see any
problem with getting approvals.

Sverdrup Representative Tommy Speights, Public
talking with Hank of the Information Department of
St. George Water Transportation, Chipley.
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St. George Utility Seeks Injunc-
tion to Stop Dismantling of
Bryant Patton Bridge

Bobo the Raccoon

In the photo is Mr. Mike Snyder with his pet raccoon "Bobo." Mr.
Snyder is a fisherman from Central Alabama who was visiting re-
cently in Carrabelle. He said he found the baby raccoon, almost dead
and weighing about a quarter of a pound, having been abandoned
by its mother. Mr. Snyder said he reckoned the baby raccoon was
"maybe two days old" when discovered "out in the woods near a
creek." Mr. Snyder said the raccoon is now "about three months old
and is a pretty good pet, so far-very playful." Bobo enjoyed crawling
about the neck and shoulders of Mr. Snyder, as shown in the photo.
Mr. Snyder said he "will build a big pen for the 'coon," which will cost
about $600. Mr. Snyder appeared to enjoy playing "daddy" to the

ACF Committee Receives Florida

Water Allocation Revision

Doug Barr's Introductory Remarks Set The Tone And Goals Of
Water Allocation Formula
The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River (ACF) Water Allocation
Formula Committee met at the Northwest Florida Water Management
District Headquarters last Thursday, July 15th to discuss ACF water
demands, Allocation Formula Components and the Florida proposal
to revise the ACF Water Allocation Formula.
In his opening remarks, Douglas E. Barr, representing Florida's in-
terest in the Allocation Formula Committee, said:
Over the next few months we will be increasing our ef-
forts to negotiate the allocation formula for the ACF River
Basin as provided for under the interstate compact. In
completing these negotiations our challenge will be to
balance the diverse interests of the three states and de-
velop an allocation formula that provides for a fair and
equitable sharing of the viater resources of the basin.
This will require each state to balance its needs with the
interests and needs of the other states. Clearly, there
can be no winners or losers. The allocation formula must
be a win for each of the states if we are to collectively
succeed in this process and develop a true partnership
in.managing our shared water resources. Passage of the
Interstate Compact by each of our legislatures and Con-
gress illustrates what Alabama, Florida and Georgia can
accomplish together. We in Florida believe we can build
on this success and develop a mutually acceptable allo-
cation formula. Over the next few months this will re-
quire our utmost attention, a great deal of good faith
negotiation and give-and-take between the states.

Douglas Barr presenting the Florida proposal.
Today Florida will present a revised proposal that, we
hope, will move the negotiation process forward. Our re-
vised proposal continues to have much in common with
the Alabama proposal. We also believe the proposal rep-
resents a significant movement and effort to meet the
needs expressed by our partners in Georgia over the past
several months. We are not certain, of course, whether
this proposal will be completely satisfactory to either Ala-
bama or Georgia. We do hope, however, that it will be
evaluated in the same spirit in which it is offered.
Barr reviewed the positions of Georgia and Alabama, the other two
partners in the ACF Allocation work, along with Federal agencies such
as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and many others represented
at the meeting. His first point was that the revised Florida plan did
provide for Municipal and Industrial (M & I) water needs of metropoli-
tan Atlanta area beyond the year 2010. Georgia has identified M&I
needs as their highest priority in their hierarchy of water needs.

First Phase of
The St. Joe Company said on July
19th that the Walton County,
Florida, Board of County Commis-
sioners approved the Preliminary
Development Agreement for the
first phase of St, Joe's proposed
resort and residential community,
WaterColor, located on the Gulf of
Mexico in northwest Florida.
Arvida, the community develop-
ment arm. of St. Joe, intends to
begin construction on Phase One
Infrastructure in August 1999. A
welcome center is expected to
open in early September 1999.
Under the Preliminary Develop-
ment Agreement, the county ap-
proved the development of an ini-
tial 102 acres of the 498-acre
community. Phase one of the
project will include 212 residen-
tial units, 20,000 square feet of
retail and commercial space, a
beach club, a tennis club and boat
house. The overall conceptual
master plan for WaterColor has
also been approved, contingent on
approval of the pending DRI (De-
velopment of Regional Impact).
WateiColor is a unique,
second-home and resort commu-
nity in south Walton County on
the white sand beaches of the Gulf
of Mexico, adjacent to Grayton
Beach State Recreation Area in
northwest Florida.
The St, Joe Company, a publicly
held company based in Jackson-
ville. Florida, is one of the
operating companies. It is en-
gaged in community, commercial,
industrial, leisure and resort de-

Utility reps conferring
with designers of new
bridge for construction of
a new water line.
The Water Management Services,
operator of the St. George Island
Utility Company, and island resi-
dents Peter V. Amato and Pamela
Amato, have filed a lawsuit seek-
ing injunctive relief against the
Florida Dept. of Transportation
(FDOT) on July 14, 1999. For-
merly known as the St. George
Island Utility Co., the injunction
requested by them from the Sec-
ond Circuit Court, Second Judi-
cial District, Franklin County, is
to prevent the FDOT from dis-
mantling the Bryant Patton
Bridge to St. George Island, be-
cause the utility's waterline would
be destroyed in the process.
The legal brief filed in Franklin
County alleges that the litigation
is a class action brought on be-
half of all landowners who own
dwellings on St. George Island
that are also provided water util-
ity services by Water Management
Services, Inc, a Florida Corpora-
tion. Plaintiffs Amato own and
occupy a dwelling on St. George
Island, bnd all water utility ser-
vice to their dwelling is provided
by Water Management Services,
Inc. Water service is furnished
through an 8 inch ductile iron
pipe attached to and beneath the

Bryant Patton Bridge to the is-
In recent weeks, the plaintiffs
have been advised that FDOT in-
tends to remove most of the
Bryant Patton bridge to the island,
except for 6/10 of a mile on the
island side or the mainland side
at Eastpoint. Indeed, while final
plans for the disposition of the old
ridge have not been finalized, at
the reception held by the
designer-contractor team at the
Franklin County Courthouse on
Thursday, July 15th, there were
numerous conversations raising
questions and plans for the old
bridge. An idea growing in popu-
larity is to make a fishing pier on
each side of the old bridge, per-
haps supplemented with a small
boat-launching facility on the St.
George Island side. Representa-
tives of the FDOT said that repre-
sentatives of the Water Manage-
ment Company were communi-
cating with the contractor and
designer about a new pipeline to
be installed in the new bridge.
However, FDOT and Water Man-
agement Services, Inc. have dif-
fering views on who is going to pay
for that new line.
FDOT representatives argued at
the reception and "Open House"
that the Water Management Ser-
vices would have to pay for the
new line. Others speculated that
the cost of the new line would

A portion of the attendees listening to the technical
meeting on the Florida proposal.

One negotiation point involves the development that the Georgia M&I
demands were revised from 25 per cent to 54 per cent higher than
the Comprehensive Study demand projections, for the same period of
Recognizing that there is uncertainty in M&I water needs in Atlanta,
Florida has proposed that these needs be re-examined again before
2050. Barr characterized this approach as "adaptive" to the alloca-
tion formula, so there would be a mechanism ensuring that new in-
formation such as revised M&I demand projections would be used to
revise and renegotiate the allocations based on sound technical data,
and the needs of all interests and users in Alabama, Florida and
Georgia also wants to ensure that adequate water is available for
metro-Atlanta area during drought conditions, and proposed that fed-
eral reservoirs be operated as if "drought is imminent" in an effort to
drought-proof metro-Atlanta. Florida representatives approach in
operating the reservoirs called for reserving a volume of water at the
bottom of the conservation pool of Lake Lanier.
Another element involved Georgia's proposal based on "curtailment"
of agricultural withdrawals in the Flint River Basin by 2008. The Re-
vised Florida proposal provides for growth in agricultural demands
for water based on the expected rate of use from the Comprehensive
Study through the year 2010. Given the future uncertainties involved,
Florida's revised proposals contains provisions to renegotiate the al-
location formula by 2010 based on new information.
Alabama representatives also made a presentation on water alloca-
tion later the same day. These negotiation comments and positions
will help establish parameters and content of the actual formula as it
is refined and developed, ideally agreed upon by all parties. Looming
in the background is a pending Federal litigation that is currently
suspended until the three states and the Federal government derive
a plan for dividing the waters of the three rivers. The next water allo-
cation committee meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Others
have been scheduled. For additional information contact the
NWFWMD, 850-539-5999 and ask for George Ann Penson.

reach about $2 million, and the
utility would likely pass that cost
on to the 1400 customers of the
utility company.
That could raise monthly water
rates to around $100 for an in-
definite time. At least, that sce-
nario is a part of the overall con-
cern about the waterline and the
new bridge.
In the lawsuit filed on 14 July,
there is no mention of this latent
issue, but there is an argument
that the Water Management Com-
pany is having its water line ap-
propriated by the State of Florida
without just compensation.
The brief also devotes consider-
able space to a rationale that
plaintiffs have an easement over
the Bryant Patton bridge for wa-
ter utility service under Florida
Law (704.01 Florida Statutes) and
thatAmatos and the the utility are
"...entitled to a declaratory judg-
ment that they have a statutory
way of necessity and easement for
water utility service over and
across the bridge, and are further
entitled to a mandatory injunction
to prevent the FDOT from destroy-
ing the bridge and water line.
Moreover, the pleadings assert,
the plaintiffs are entitled to rea-
sonable attorney's fees based
upon "...the defendant's (FDOT)
unreasonable refusal to comply
with the provisions..." of Florida
The balance of the Water Manage-
ment Company's pleadings argue
that, by destruction of the old
bridge, the State of Florida will be
unlawfully taking the utility's
property, in violation of the
Florida Constitution.
There is considerable local opin-
ion favoring the preservation of at
Least a portion of the old bridge
for a fishing pier. The St. George
Island Civic Club has spent much
energy in promoting this and the
construction of a boat ramp on
the island side, along with appro-
priate parking. FDOT would allow
the old bridge to remain if another
entity would assume mainte-
nance of the structure, but
Franklin County has indicated
That it would not maintain the
aging structure.
Given other public statements
made by the Water Management
Services owner, Gene Brown, if
FDOT were to pay for the old wa-
terline, "...this can be worked
out..." Stay tuned.

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Franklin County
Tobacco Free
By Tom Campbel
The regular meeting of Franklin
County Tobacco Free Partnership
was held July 15 at the Carrabelle
Branch of Franklin County Health
Department. About 15 members
and SWAT team members at-
tended. Jo Anne Thomason, Nurs-
ing Director of the Health Depart-
ment in Apalachicola and Coor-
dinator of the Tobacco Free Part-
nership, was in charge of the
Among those present were
Carrabelle High School nurse
Bonnie Varnes, Joy Barker of
Healthy Families and Healthy
Start, Franklin County Public Li-
brary Director Eileen Annie Ball
and Elinor Mount- Simmons, 6th
Grade Teacher at Chapman El-
ementary School.
The SWAT Team received praise
for their efforts in trying to get
people to stop -- or not start --
smoking. They posed for a photo-
graph, shown on this page. In the
back row from left are Cha- Mia
Sanders, Ashley Welsh, Thomas
Webb. Front row -- Despeng
Ellerson, Ke Asha Martin and
Brettney Simmons. Not pictured
is SWAT Coordinator Keeva
Gatlin, who was also at the meet-
It was pointed out that state-wide
last year there was $70 million to
be spent by the Partnership. This
year that has been cut to $30
million state-wide. A proposal in
writing must be submitted to
show a need for money and how
it is to be spent, results of activi-
The Science, Tobacco and You
Program was pronounced a
strong program. Efforts in the 5th,
6th and 7th Grades have been
successful. It was agreed that
each activity or event should in-
volved SWAT for two reasons.
One, for recruitment efforts and
two, for "getting the message out.
For example, Truth is the mes-
sage." And, of course, Truth in-
volves SWAT.
The next meeting of the Tobacco
Free Partnership is scheduled for
Thursday, September 2, at 3 p.m.
at the Franklin County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Room in
the Courthouse in Apalachicola.

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St. George Plantation Budget

CEx,;eis $1 Million

Only 4 Directors Present To Approve Budget And Increased As-
A landmark budget of $1,045,,533.79 was approved by four directors
of seven currently sitting on the Plantation Owner's Board at their
meeting on Saturday, July 17th. The vote to adopt the record budget
was unanimous among the four directors present, constituting a quo-
rum. Three other directors were absent.
Those attending and voting for the annual budget and increased as-
sessments were: Karen MacFarland, Amalia Read, Philip Froelich and
Richard Watson, President. Absentees were: Richard Plessinger.
Charles Manos and Daniel Sumner.
The Board also approved an increase in homeowner and lotowner
assessments of 5 per cent. Last year's homeowner assessments were
$1600 and lotowners dues were $700. Dues would increase to $ 1680
for homeowners and $763.35 for lotowners. At present, there are 321
buildings owned by homeowners in the Plantation on St. George Is-
land, with about an additional 12 18 in various stages of permitting
or construction.

Bill Hess, Operations Manager
Operations Manager, Bill Hess was called upon by Watson to review
the budget previously discussed at an earlier workshop held in June.
Hess addressed only those items brought forward by individual board
members. Hess mentioned that the Architectural Control Board has
requested an increase in fees for submission of building plans from
$250 to $500, and that was later approved by the Board as part of
the budget approval process.
Hess reported that the revenue category for promotional sales of t-
shirts, hats, mugs, glasses and other souvenirs along with conces-
sion food items near the swimming pool, were doing well and justified
a projected increase in revenue.



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Association dues or assessments represent $899,866.80. Other in-
come categories include dues from the Bob Sikes Cut association.
Resort Village, interest on overdue accounts, Architectural Control
Committee submittal fees, mailbox and vehicle fees, vending machine
sales, promotional sales and a minimal amount from clubhouse rent-
als. Given the increased assessment, the projected level of income
was revised to $1,045,533.79. However, two categorical accounts have
not been settled: The George Mahr acres and the dues from Resort
Village owned by Dr. Ben Johnson. The Resort Village and the POA
have been involved in a stalemated litigation and mediationn" for the
last few years. The accounts are likely subject to negotiation if and
when the mediation activity is ever resumed.

Personnel, divided into three groups (Security, Grounds and Admin-
istration) is the largest expense category in the budget, revised to
$355,877.99. Hess advised the board that this included some wage
increases and a discretionary 3 per cent pay raise.
Capital Improvements, including repair and resurfacing of four "T
roads" off of Leisure Lane, plants and tree stock, dune walkover re-
construction,- grader work and bike path construction, total
The airport resurfacing project is estimated to cost $61,900. Projected
revenue accruing to the association from landing fees at the private
airfield strip are projected to be a mere $3000.
Two board members voiced the need of reducing association debt,
especially that experienced during the previous year, to unexpected
repairs to roads and the swimming pool. A question was raised about
other sources of income to the Association instead of continuing to
increase assessments. The president stated that there were other
sources currently being considered, including a possible entry or user
fee imposed on rentals. That would not be proposed for the budget
currently under consideration. The fee would require a vote by the
membership before it could be put into place, according to Director
Phillip Froelich. 'That might offer the prospect of reducing home-
owner assessments if that were found to be advisable," he concluded.
Director Froelich also stated that the airstrip is official listed by the
FAA as a public airport, There might be a possibility of outside fund-
ing to repair the landing strip, but Bill Hess pointed out that as a
public strip, there might be additional federal and state requirements
adding to the expense. Froelich stated that up to this budget year,
there has not been much work done on the landing field.
Maintenance expenses total $69,000, including landscaping, repairs
to the security residence and clubhouse, vehicle maintenance and
office equipment maintenance. Smaller expenses in new purchases
and supplies total less than $50,000. The remainder of the budget is
presented below under the categories Utilities, Vehicle Leasing, Gas
and Oil, Insurance, Taxes and Meetings and Committees. A new cat-
egory, "debt reduction" was added to the expense list and the figure
$87,500 was inserted. Legal was modified to include "Mediation" ex-
penses, estimated at $40,000 and an Architectural Control Commit-
tee consulting fee of $2500 paid to the consulting architect.
Expenses totaled $1,045,533.79. Updated and corrected copies of
the new budget will be available from the POA administration office
in a few weeks.

1999 2000 DRAFT BUDGET
Regular Association Dues ........................................... ... $857,058.85
Bob Sikes Cut .........................................................................$37,925.00
Resort Village(RVA & SGI Limited) ................. ...................... $57,370.00
RSH Land.................$3,856.99
Mahr 3.1 Acres (not settled) ....................... ..... ............. $1,015.00
Interest on overdue accounts .... ........ ......................... $209,000.00
Collection fees... ........................................ $1200.00
A.C.C. Submittal Fee ................................... $7,500.00
Airport landing fees
Mailbox fees ...................................... .........$1,500.00
Vehicle decal fees ....................... $500.00
Vending machine sales ............................................... ::;:: : $2,500.00
Promotional sales ............ .......................... ............... $9000.00
Office services (fax, copy, mail) ............................................ 150.00
Clubhouse rentals ........................................ .................. ........ $150.00
TOTAL REVENUES:................................... ...............$1,051,452.00

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PERSO NNEL ............................................................. ......... $355,877.99
Security-$135.463.27 (7 Guards. Seasonal P.T. (3). Bob Shiver)
Grounds-$37,757.90 (2 F.T. Lloyd. Don)
Admin-$72,776.82(2 F.T., Bill. Mary)
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W orkm an's Com p. ......................................................... $14.500.00
Major Medical Insurance ................... ............. $36,000.00
Sim ple IRA ...................................................................... $8 .500.00
Pay Increase Allowance (3%) ....................... ............. $7.380.00
Overtime (if needed, i.e. hurricanes.) ............................ $6.000.00
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: .......... .................... $219.900.00
T-Road Reconstruction/Paving(Approx. 4) ..................... $87000.00
Beautification(Plant/Tree Stock) ....................................... $5,000.00
Dune Walkover Reconstruction (Approx. 4) ................ $25.000.00
Motor Grader Work(Leisure Lane Drainage) ...................... $5.000.00
Airport Runway Resurfacing............................... $61,900.00
Bike Path By-Pass. Pelican-P.B.V ................................ $35.000.00
MAINTENANCE: ............... ...... .................... $69.000.00
Contracted Landscape ............................ .............. $35000.00
Contracted Janitorial (Pool/Club) ..................................... $8.000.00
Security Residence Repair .............................................. $2.000.00
Clubhouse Siding Installation...................................... $8,000.00
Leisure Lane Repair ...................................................... $9.000.00
Vehicle Maintenance ......................................................... $2.500.00
Power Equipment Maintenance ........................................ $2.500.00
Pool Filtration Maintenance ............................................... $500.00
Office Equipment Maintenance ......................................... $1.500.00
NEW PURCHASES: .................................................................... $6.375.00
Security Light Bar ............................................................... $400.00
VHF Radio and Antenna ..................................................... $275.00
Clubhouse Folding Chairs ...................................... $200.00
SU PPLIES: ................................. .................................. ....... $37.3 15.00
Security Guardhouse..................................... $650.00
Security Printing ............................................... ..... $1.600.00
Security Uniforms .................................. ............ $1.000.00
Grounds Janitorial ................................................... $2.000.00
Grounds Uniform s .............................................................. $650.00
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Edelstein Commends APTA

On Progress

By Tom Campbell
At the regular meeting of the Alli-
gator Point Taxpayers Association
(APTA) on July 10, President Rand
Edelstein pointed out several
items of progress concerning the
organization. About twenty-five
members and board members
were on hand to hear the reports.
President Edelstein presented the
new volume of "Down to the
Point," the quarterly newsletter
published by APTA. The attractive
publication had some costs,
which Edelstein pointed out, but
I these were "paid by the advertis-
ers," which he named. He asked
those present to do business with
the advertisers and to express
appreciation for their help.
Several articles of interest were
discussed in the publication, in-
cluding, "Progress on Welcome
Garden" by Joann Deibel. The
upgrading of the Alligator Point
Welcome Garden was achieved by
about ten dedicated and daunt-
less people willing to "tackle the
chore,"' They rejoiced that they
had finished in one day. "What we
had during this work," wrote
Joann Deibel, was camaraderie,
cooperation, sharing and laugh-
ter. Also, an amazed sense of ac-
complishment and pride, along
with the aches and pains and
grimy bodies."
More work remains to be done, in
order to lay the sprinkler system
and plant the beautiful new
plants. President Rand encour-
aged more Alligator Point resi-
dents to "get involved."
He encouraged attendance at the
regular meetings, which are regu-
larly held on the second Satur-
day each month. The next meet-
ing is scheduled for August 14,
1999, at 9 a.m. at, the Alligator
Point Volunteer Fire House. By
motion and approval, Franklin
County SheriffVarnes is to be in-
vited to attend that meeting to
address some of the concerns of
Alligator Point Taxpayers.
A vote of approval and grateful
applause was given for the man-
ner in which President Rand
Edelstein's handling of APTA has
been accomplished, Many of those
present voiced the opinion that
the community should "attend the
regular meetings and get involved"
in the work, and progress.
Edelstein pointed out that "par-
ticipation is critical" in order to
represent the interests and con-
cerns of the Alligator Point resi-
dents and property owners.
Treasurer Bob Burnett reported
that APTA has total assets of
$22,012.22 with 267 paid mem-
bers. It, was reported that about
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President Edelstein reported that
"action on County Road 370 is
moving forward." It was reported
that Franklin County is "'trying to
save the road by revetments and
not by breakwater methods."'
There, was some discussion of the
fact that the Governor and Cabi-
net "passed on the purchase"' of
land on Bald Point for $8.3 mil-
lion. The purpose is to preserve
the integrity of Bald Point from an
ecological point of view,
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County Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders that some solution needs
to be found for the mess at the
recycling bin in the area. "Maybe
double the pick-up," to eliminate
the "run-over excess," was a sug-
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President Edelstein said, "All of us
on Alligator Point need to be as
informed as we can be, regarding
the Franklin County Board of
Commissioners and, the actions
they. are taking." The more in-
volved .the citizens in Alligator
Point become, the better repre-
sentation will be on the board of
county commissioners, as was
pointed out several times during
the meeting.
The APTA information phone
number changed July 12 to 349-
APTA, or using the numbers ohly,
349-2782. The new number will
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Parents are encouraged to attend
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Registration will be held in the
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July 23 September 21, 1999

By Tom Campbell

Friday, July 23-25-At Dixie Theatre. Apalachicola. comedy "Twice Around
the Park." Phone box office 850-653-3200.
Saturday, July 24-Hurricane Awareness Day. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
Taylor's Building Supply, Highway 98 & Franklin Street. Eastpoint. Partici-
pants include: Franklin County Emergency Management Department.
Apalachee Regional Planning Council. Lanark Village Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, Franklin County Emergency Medical Services. Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross.
Saturday, July 24- 3 to 10 p.m.-The 3rd Annual Battery Park Family Fun
Day. We are expecting a sizeable crowd at this festival and we take great care
of our volunteers....Cajun Food & Fun!
If you can help in any way:
1. Volunteer for 2 or 3 hours for Children's Game Booths. (Children's Laugh-
ter is Great Therapy)
2. Donate Auction Items (old & new)
3. Write a Check for Tax-Deductible Donation
Please Call: 653-7332 right now to volunteer your time, talent, services or
funds. This is a community event. We need you! Thank you for your time and
consideration. Contact Karen Cox-Dennis.
Saturday, July 24-Timber Island Yacht Club Sailboat Race. Race course #2.
Non-members are welcome. Sat. July 24, 1, 2. 3rd place trophies awarded.
Call for information as needed: Ron Yount at 697-4688.
Saturday, July 24-Cookie-Stacking Contest. One of the most popular cook-
ies in America will not be eaten at the Tyndall Commissary July 24. at least
not until the cookie-stacking contest is finished. Children in two age groups:
under seven years and eight to 12 years, will compete from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
One winner in each age group goes into a drawing for an expenses-paid trip to
the national stacking finals in Orlando. Local store winners will also receive
The OREO contest is open to all dependents of authorized commissary pa-
trons. Twenty national finalists will be drawn to compete in the national stack-
.ing finals in November. The two grand prizewinners at the national contest
each receive a $20,000 U.S. Savings Bond. a TV appearance and a year's
supply of cookies.
Sunday, July 25-The annual picnic and business meeting of the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society will he beld on Sunday, 25 July. at Lafayette Park.
This will be the second meeting at the park for the Society. Come out and join
the gathering. Questions? Call President George Chapel, 653-9524, or Laura
Moody, 653-9851 or 653-9550.
Monday, July 26-Emergency Management (Disaster) Planning Workshop
for Business. Industry and Government. From hurricanes to hazardous ma-
terials, is your workplace prepared? Of those companies faced with a cata-
strophic disaster without an emergency management (disaster) plan--over
the next two years: 43% wil never reopen and 51% will fail within two years,
for a failure rate of 94%. Only 6% Will survive. Can your workplace afford this!
This day long workshop provides step-by-step advice on how to create and
maintain a comprehensive emergency management (disaster) plan. It can be
used by manufacturers, corporate offices, retailers, utilities, government agen-
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return to Disaster Services Office. American Red Cross. 187 Office Plaza Dr.. Tallahassee FL 32301. along with your regis-
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Tuesday, July 27-City of Carrabelle Announces Notice of Public Workshops.
Where: Carrabelle City Hall, (upper level) Tuesday, July 27, 1999. Time: 7:p.m.
both nights. Subject (s): Budget, FY 1999-2000
Wednesday, July 28-American Red Cross will begin holding courses in Haz-
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American Red Cross, the Apalachee Regional Planning Council and District II 1
Local Emergency Planning Committee are sponsoring Hazardous Materials:
Awareness Level Training. The course is a three hour video based program'
intended to introduce the participant to the concepts of hazardous materials
emergency response. If you have any questions please call the Disaster Ser-
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Wednesday, July 28-August 8-"Last of the Red Hot Lovers". Dixie Theatre.
Saturday, July 31-Mid-Summer Benefit Concert: Tenor and Pianist 2:30
p.m. Call the Box Office for details: 850-653-3200.
Friday, August 6-Franklin County Girls All Star Softball Team State Cham-
pions to Fairview. Tennessee, for World Series. Go. Win It All. Franklin County
Girls All Stars!
Monday, August 9, 5 p.m.-Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force and
volunteer meeting. For information on how you can help and for meeting loca-
tion, call 653-3313. Jeannie Taylor. Counselor. Refuge House of Franklin
Wednesday, August 11 -"A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"
John Ford Noonan. This zany comedy takes place in a archetypical kitchen in
suburban Westchester County. N.Y. Two rather incompatible housewives, even-
tually become friends and join forces against their errant and erring hus-
bands. "Dandy!" N.Y. Daily News "A lighter than air comedy" Time Maga-
zine. Dixie Theatre. Apalachicola.
August 25-September 5-To Be Announced. Since this is the season for com-
edy, we will close with a good one. Dixie Theatre. for reservations call (850)
653-3200, Apalachicola.
Thursday, August 12-Gulf Coast Community College will host a job fair on
Thursday, August 12, 1999 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Student Union
Conference Center. This is your opportunity to meet with a growing number of
local employers and discuss potential employment. This is also the perfect
time to learn more about educational opportunities at Gulf Coast Community
College, such as Nursing, Corrections, and/or obtaining your GED. For addi-
tional information call: Judy at 872-3849.
Saturday, August 14-Literacy Volunteers of America. Franklin County. will
be holding their annual fund raiser. This year the theme will be an "Old Timey
Ice Cream Social." Held August 14, 1999 from 1:00 til 5:00 at the Eastpoint
fire house. Merchants or individuals may become ,an LVA-Franklin County
sponsor with a donation of cash or goods or services which could be used for
the ice cream social.
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Wednesday, August 17-Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healty Start Coalition. Inc.
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To: Gulf County Interagency Coordinating Council Members
From: Sharon Gaskin, Chairperson: Carol Kelley, Co-Chairperson
Re: Cancellation of July Meeting
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Gulf County Interagency Council on
the third Tuesday of the month has been cancelled due to many of the part-
nets having other commitments that week. The next meeting will be on Au-
gust 17th at the Gulf/Franklin Center, Gulf Coast Community College,
Room A-113. Thanks for your cooperation.
Thursday, August 18-The regularly scheduled meeting of the Franklin County
Partnership For Young Children on the third Wednesday of the month has
been concelled due to many of the partners having other commitments that
week. The next meeting will be on August 18 at the Franklin Emergency
Operation Center, Apalachicola Airport. Phone 850-872-4130 for info.
September 21- Notice of General Election, City of'Carrabelle, Florida
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 General Election
Tuesday. September 21, 1999 Run-Off Election (if needed)
Polling Place: Senior Citizens Center, Ave. F North/1st St., West
Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
Vote For: City Commissioner/Mayor, Seat No. 1, (4 year term)
City Commissioner. Seat No. 2, (2 year term)
City Commissioner, Seat No. 3, (2 year term)
City Commissioner, Seat No. 5, (2 year term)
Only persons registered to vote in precinct No. 5 of Frankling County and who
reside with the city limits of the City of Carrabelle will be recognized as quali-
fied electors and allowed to vote or qualify for candidacy for City Commis-
All persons not previously registered to vote may register to vote any time
from now up to 4:30 p.m., August 9, 1999.
Please send events with complete information to: Tom Campbell,
P.O. Box 451, Carrabelle, FL 32322, or phone 850-697-8358.


1401 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301 1



Fish Tourney from Page 1
was 66 inches long!" He wasn't
sure about the weight, but Ms.
Yount smiled, "Probably about a
Mike Fester from Cincinnati and
his three children, Bryan, Kyle
and Zach, and Grandpa Chuck
from Eastpoint were all having a
wonderful time,
The list of winners in the
fishing tournament follows:

1999 Youth Fishing
Tournament Final
Catfish: First Place-Popeye
Johnson (4 lb. 9.92 oz.); Second
Place-Justin Massey (4 lb. 4.80
oz.); Third Place-Zachary Fester
(4 lb. 2.69 oz.)
Croaker: First Place-William
Overland (1 lb. 0.19 oz.); Second
Place-Lindsey Smith (12.29 oz.);
Third Place-Shane Stratton
(11.26 oz.)
Flounder: First Place-Calli Jean
Westbrook (1 lb. 12.13 oz.); Sec-
ond Place-Chris Mathis (1 lb.
10.75 oz.); Third Place-Amanda
Worthington (9.89 oz.)
Pinfish: First Place-Andrew But-
ler (7.74 oz.); Second Place-
Randall Bentley (4.03 oz.); Third
Place-Cheyenne Cruson (3.87
oz.) and Caleb Melton (3.872 oz.)
Speckled Trout: First Place-
Troy Brannan (2 lb. 15.78 oz.);
Second Place-Ryan Irvin (2 lb.
9.44 oz.); Third Place-Ashley
Sullivan (2 lb. 6.88 oz.)
Whiting: First Place-Denim
Johnson (9.50 oz.); Second
Place-Emily Brannan (8.00 oz.);
Third Place-Robyn Brannan
(6.16 oz.)
Wild Card: First Place-T.J. Miller
(Sheephead 5 lb. 6.02 oz.); Sec-
ond Place-Michael Luberto (Red
Fish 3 lb. 7.81 oz.); Third Place-
Adrienne Chambers (Red Fish 3
lb. 6.34 oz.)

Apalachicola City
Qualifying for Mayor's. race
in Apalachicola ends at
noon on July 23, 1999.
Election date for
Apalachicola City is
September 7, 1999 and, if
needed, September 21,

Franklin County
All schools in Franklin
County will start up
Monday, August 16, 1999.

The Franklin Chronicle


23 July 1999 Page 7

American Legion
Post 82 Installs
By Tom Campbell
American Legion Post 82 in
Lanark Village held an officer in-
stallation ceremony July 17 at 7
p.m. Second District Commander
Robert Fleig performed the hon-
ors of installation. All officers of
the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and
Sons of the Legion were installed.
Among the newly elected officers
of Post 82 were: Commander-
Ken Arbuckle, 1st Vice Com-
mander-Bob Wohler, 2nd Vice
Commander-Dick Larrimore.
Others installed included: Jack
Garrison, Gene Olson, Ralph
Dietz and Lee Jones.
Ladies of the Legion Auxiliary
were also installed.

Amalia Read, Director

Joyce Estes
Bayside Gallery
and Florist
Art of the Area
Art Supplies
Gifts and Collectibles
Custom Frame Shop
Flowers for All
Complete Wedding
Services & Event
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Highway 98 P.O. Box 585
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Office: (850) 670-8931
Res.: (850) 670-8323
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Conservation from Page 1
The new fish and wildlife commis-
sion, reflecting a combination of
the GFC and the Marine Fisher-
ies Commission mandated by vot-
ers last November, instructed de-
signers to continue efforts to cre-
ate an agency logo and then
waded into the issues involved in
managing Florida's fish and wild-
life resources.
Division of Administrative Ser-
vices director, Sandra Porter, de-
livered a report concerning the
agency's financial status and pro-
Office of Environmental Services
director, Brad Hartman, pre-
sented staff recommendations
concerning proposed acquisitions
of additions or inholdings to ar-
eas managed by the FWC. Com-
missioners approved recommen-
dations to purchase a 262-acre
addition to the Plan Branch Miti-
gation Park, a 904-acre addition
to the Bull Creek Wildlife Manage-
ment Area (WMA), a 3,593- acre
addition to the Triple N Ranch
WMA, a 1,000-acre addition to the
Tenoroc Fish Management Area
(FMA) and a 130-acre addition to
the Lake Tohopekaliga FMA.
Commissioners also approved
addition of three land tracts to the
list of property it intends to pur-
chase eventually to become part
of the Chassahowitzka, WMA.
Division of Wildlife director, Frank
Montalbano. delivered a status
report concerning 1999 water lev-
els and deer hunting opportuni-
ties in south Florida wildlife man-
agement areas.
Advisory Council on Environmen-
tal Education (ACEE) director,
Madeline Strong, delivered a sta-
tus report on that program, which
awards grants for environmental
education projects. Commission-
ers approved appointment of Rep.
Paula Dockery, (R) Polk County,
and Duane De Freese, Ph.D. to
serve on ACEE.
In addressing various marine fish-
eries management issues, the

FWC approved an emergency rule
that will allow the Gulf of Mexico
recreational red snapper fishery
to remain Florida waters
through Oct. 31 (the National
Marine Fisheries Service has an-
nounced it will close this fishery
in Gulf federal waters on Aug. 29).
From Aug. 30 through Oct. 31,
fishermen will be limited to a daily
bag limit of two red snapper, no
less than 16 inches in total length,
harvested from state waters. All
recreational harvest of this spe-
cies in state waters will then be
prohibited Nov. 1 Jan. 1. The
Commission also intends to re-
consider future management of
the red snapper fishery during its
October meeting.
The FWC directed staff to sched-
ule a public workshop to receive
comment on proposed changes to
shrimp harvesting regulations,
primarily for Biscayne Bay waters
in Dade County.
These proposed rules would elimi-
nate the count law (minimum size
limit) for food shrimp harvested
in Dade County, establish an Oct.
15 May 15 harvest season for
food shrimp in Biscayne Bay (with
a 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sun-
day closed period to food shrimp
harvest each week during this
open season), and prohibit the
use of frame nets by recreational
fishermen to harvest shrimp in
Dade County. These proposed
rules would also designate shrimp
as a "restricted species" statewide.
The FWC intends to hold a final
public hearing on these proposed
shrimp rules during its October
In order to conform with recent
federal rule changes, the FWC
voted to establish a minimum size
limit of 99 inches LJFL (lower jaw
fork length -- measured from the
tip of the lower jaw to the middle
of the tail) for Atlantic blue mar-
lin, 66 inches LJFL for Atlantic
white marlin, and 63 inches LJFL
for west Atlantic sailfish, and to
prohibit retention of longbill,
Mediterranean, and roundscale

spearfish from Florida waters. The
effective date of these rules will
be announced in the near future,
pending a 21 -day legal notifica-
tion period to allow persons to
request an additional hearing on
these rule changes. The FWC also
expressed its desire that all agen-
cies involved act responsibly to
manage pelagic species, and par-
ticularly to address the problem
of high bycatch mortality of pe-
lagic species in drift longline gear
The FWC also directed staff to
schedule a final public hearing in
October on proposed rule amend-
ments that would merge
ambejack rules into the current
reef ish rule chapter, conform
amberjack commercial licensing
requirements to those of reef fish
(with a clarification that the ap-
propriate federal commercial per-
mit is a condition of sale for all
species in the rule), eliminate the
five-day commercial season clo-
sure extension in the reef fish
rule, restore the documentation
requirement for reef fish species
possessed during a closure pe-
riod, include the one- fish daily
vessel limit for speckled hind and
warsaw grouper, within the
five-fish grouper aggregate.bag
limit, and increase the maximum
size limit for banded rudderfish
and lesser amberjack from 20 to
22 inches in length.
In other action, the FWC directed
staff to schedule final public hear-
ings in October on proposed rules
that would allow the landing in
Florida of finfish and shellfish
harvested legally in the Bahamas
by recreational fishermen under
certain conditions, and specify
that cast nets have a circumfer-
ence of no more than 79 feet 3
inches. The FWC also directed
staff to schedule public work-
shops to receive comment on the
management of pompano, and to
explore ways to improve enforce-
ment strategies and document il-
legal activities regarding this fish-
ery. In addition, the Commission
received a report on recent fed-
eral actions regarding sharks, di-
rected staff to begin development
of a statewide management plan
for horseshoe crabs, and ap-
proved its marine fisheries work
plan for the 1999/2000 fiscal
The next FWC meeting is set for
Oct. 6-8 in St. Petersburg.

You can help support our
state champs by donating to
a special travel expense fund
set up through the
Apalachicola State Bank.
Stop by at any ASB branch.

Plantation Budget from Page 5
Pool Supplies ..................................I............................... 83,000.00
Grass Seed/Fertilizer .............................................. $2.500.00
Roadway Signage ............................................... .... $1.500.00
Promotional Items, i.e. shirts, hats, mugs. etc. ................. $4.615.00
Mosquito Control Chemicals ...................................... $2.700.00
Vending Supplies ................................................ .............. $1.100.00
Office Supplies .................................. ............. 84.500.00
Printing ................................................................... ......... $6 500.00
Postage ............... ................................................... ....... $5 .000 .00
UTILITIE S: ................................................................................ $ 27.965.00
Guardhouse & Gate .......................................................... $4.000.00
Leisure Lane W ater ............................... ....................... $4,000.00
Airport Phone ...................................................................... $315.00
Pool ..................................... ... .................. $3.800.00
Airport Dum pster ........................................................... $1.200.00
Clubhouse (water, electric, phone, internet) ................. $14.650.00
VEHICLE LEASING: ............................................... ............ $12.815.00
New Pick Up Trucks (3) ................................................. $12.815.00
G A S & O IL: ..............................................................................$ 10 272.00
Security Vehicles ............................. ............................... $5.972.00
Grounds Vehicles ............................................................ $3.300.00
Travel Reimbursement .................................................. $1.000.00
INSURANCE: ............................................ ........$18.315.00
Security Vehicles ............................................................ $2.375.00
Grounds Vehicles ...................... ............................. $1.875.00
Security Residence .................................................... $3.290.00
Airport .......................... ............... ............................ $2.000.00
Clubhouse ................................................................... $3 600.00
General Liability .......................................... ................. $1.200.00
Fidelity Bond ......................... ............................................. $475.00
Directors & Officers Error & Omission ........................ $3.500.00
TAXES, LICENSES: ..................................... ........... $6800.00
Property Taxes-Leisure Lane ........................................... $2.645.00
-Clubhouse .................................... $2.667.00
-Airport .................................................... $536.00
.Vehicle Registration Security ............................................... $96.00
Vehicle Registration Grounds ............................................ $96.00
Concession Sales Taxes .............................. ...... .............. $500.00
Airport License ................................................................... $100.00
Pool License ................... ............................................. $160.00
MEETINGS & COMMITTEES: ................................................... $13,000.00
Security Committee-3rd Member ............................... $5.000.00
Board of Directors Meetings ....................................... $800.00
Annual M meeting ................... ............................ ........... $6.000.00
Com m ittees ......................................................................... $1 200.00
FINANCIAL: ..................................................................36.655.00
Offset for Delinquent Dues ..................................... $76,385.00
DEBT REDUCTION ................................................... $87,500.00
Audit/Accounting.................... ............. ................... $8,200.0
Line of Credit Loan Interest (8%. est. $600.000) ........... $48,000.00
Airport Land Acquisition Loan ..................................... $15.570.00
LEGAL: .................................................... ................ ...... $63,593.00
Representation ............................................................... $40,000.00
ACC Consulting Fee ..................................... ........ 3,500.00
TOTAL EXPENSES: ...................................... $1,045,533.79
Bob Guyon, former Director, raised the question about targeting those
who still owe the Association money in the face of rising expenses.
Watson responded, explaining that money owed the Association was
inserted in the budget as income and as expense, since "...We didn't
want to count on it until we had it." He added, "We are continuing
negotiations ... it is the board's strong desire that it be resolved. If
that does come in, that would free up some money..." The president
believes in terms of assessments, "...We should have small increases,
at least to match inflation.." He thought the 20 per cent increase in
dues a few years ago was too much. Another member raised the issue
about the concern with having debt, but Watson answered that the
board did not want debt.
Watson reported on the "public access" issue. A letter was sent to the
Franklin County Commission pointing out that the Association was
not a party to the settlement agreement on the revised 9th Amend-
ment to the St. George DRI, and that the POA was concerned about
liability issues involving people coming into the Plantation seeking
access to Bob Sikes Cut. The County has forwarded their comments
along with the POA letter to the Department of Community Affairs.
With regard to the dispute with the Resort Village, Watson stated that
no legal activity has occurred within the litigation for one year and
technically a motion could be raised to dismiss the action. "We did
not want to lose our claim for past dues..." he stated, so no motion
had been filed. An affidavit asserting the past dues were $231,000
due the POA was amended to the litigation.
Bill Hess is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Phipps or-
ganization, partner with Dr. Ben Johnson in the Resort Village project
and "...We are still trying to get together with some mediation to solve
that." On the Mahr 3.1 acres, "We're in the process of negotiating


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keeping yourself
in good health.

But far too many
people jump right
into exercise
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lifetime of
sensible exercise
;s one of the many
healthy ideas we
actively endorse.

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single block, stop
in and see your
family doctor.


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The Franklin Chronicle

Future Of Carrabelle Lighthouse In Question

" By Tom Campbell
SIn the regular meeting of
SCarrabelle Lighthouse Association
, at The Garden Gallery on High-
Sway 98 in Carrabelle July 12, the
Information was released that the
land on which the Carrabelle
Lighthouse sits, soon will be up
for sale. The Federal government
owns the land and the Coast
SGuard is responsible for it.
President of the Association Bar-
bara Revell said, "The Coast
-. Guard is the responsible agent for
the government property and the
plan is to sell it in the near fu-
ture." She said that could be
within "the next three or four
months." It will be a "public sale
of surplus government property"
under the Coast Guard.
The Carrabelle Lighthouse sits on
one acre of land, just off Highway
98, west of Carrabelle Beach. The
purpose of the Carrabelle Light-
house Association is to "preserve
the Carrabelle Lighthouse for the
future and, if possible, for public
use. It has been pointed out that
the Lighthouse would be a won-
derful tourist attraction and could
generate a great deal of money for
the Franklin County economy.
According to President Barbara
Revell, "Our Carrabelle Light-
house Association has been in-
formed that we are now an offi-
cial member of the Florida Light-
house Association Inc. Also, the
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce are behind us one hundred
per cent." She announced that

anyone interested is invited to the
next meeting. The regular meet-
ing is scheduled for the second
Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
The next meeting is Monday, Au-
gust 9 at 6 p.m. and Mr. Bill
McCartney has been invited to be
the speaker. Mr. McCartney of
Baskerville and Donavan has said
that he would do what he could
to help in the preservation of the
Carrabelle Lighthouse.
Mention has been made of two
possible courses of action. One is
to preserve the lighthouse for
public use where it is now located.
The second is to purchase it and
move it to another location, per-
haps as part of the Riverwalk
along the Carrabelle River. The
Riverwalk is a' project of the
Carrabelle City Commissioners, in
which that area is to be developed
for public use. The pavilion was
completed in 1998.
Temporary officers were elected
for Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-
ciation, until the membership is
broadened. The temporary offic-.
ers elected at the regular meeting
were: President, Barbara Revell,
Vice President, Laurel Newman;
Treasurer, David Butler; Tom
Campbell, secretary; and Ann
DeLoney, Hostess and Keeper of
Treasurer David Butler said he
will seek assistance of the
Carrabelle Commissioners in an
official proclamation of spiritual
support in efforts to preserve the
Carrabelle Lighthouse.

Hurricane Awareness Day

By Chris Floyd
Reducing the impact of disasters
on area residents and visitors is
the goal of Franklin County's first
"Hurricane Awareness Day". The
event will be held on Saturday,
July 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Taylor's Building Supply on Route
98 in Eastpoint.
Event coordinator Georgia
Sullivan of the Disaster Services
Office of the Capital Area Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross,
expects 18 organizations to par-
ticipate in the program including
local and state government, vol-
unteer agencies and businesses.
Displays will include how hurri-
canes form, the dangers of storm
surge and how to prepare your
family for disasters. Staff from the
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross, National
Weather Service, Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council, Franklin
County Emergency Management
and Department of Insurance will
be available to explain the prepa-
ration necessary before the storm
arrives and answer questions.
Vehicles and equipment used in
disaster response will be on dis-
play including the Florida Baptist

AAHS Picnic

By Laura Moody
The annual picnic and business
meeting of the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society will be held on
Sunday, 25 July, at Lafayette
Park. Officers will be elected, com-
mittees will be reviewed, objec-
tives and mission revisited, and
needs defined and refined.
The Society will provide ham, tur-
key, soft drinks, ice and paper
goods. Bring a simple covered
dish; but most important, chairs
and utensils. A bit of insect re-
pellent might be useful! George
Chapel's home will be opened in
support of the event, Do come ...
and bring a friend. Things will
start at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Dues are now payable for 1999 -
2000. As usual it is only a matter
of $10.00 per person.
Started in 1957 by Edith Coombs
in the footsteps of early historical
societies of the 1840s and revi-
talized in 1975 by James Daly and
Margaret Key, the Society oper-
ates the 1838 Raney House Mu-
seum complex, serves as the Citi-
zen Support Organization for the
John Gorrie State Museum, spon-
sored the Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts since 1985, and
-maintains modest archives.
This will be the second meeting
at the park for the Society. Come
out and join the gathering. Ques-
tions? Call President George
Chapel, 653-9524

Church Operation Tool Biox Con-
struction, Cleanup and Recovery
Unit, Killeen United Methodist
Church Reconstruction &
Cleanup Unit; Florida Baptist As-
sociation Mobile Communications
Unit, Woodmen of the World and
Tallahassee Radio Association
response trailers.
Local emergency responders that
will be participating are the
Franklin County Emergency
Medical Service the Sheriffs Of-
fice and volunteer fire depart-
Area businesses that provide
home construction, banking and
insurance services will also be
present to provide information
about safeguarding home and
According to Sullivan, the time to
prepare is well before the hurri-
cane warning alert is made. "Ad-
vance planning is the key. Con-
sidering shuttering, reinforcing
garage doors, making a video of
your home's contents for insur-
ance are just a few of the many
tasks that can't be done at the last
moment. We hope that the Hurri-
cane Awareness Day activities will
remind families to take action

Wild Wealth-

The Riches Of

Native Plants

By Cathy Frank, Wakulla
County Extension Natural
Program Coordinator
Can you live in a world without
native plants? Do you know how
much your daily life depends on
Do you take aspirin? Do you play
or watch baseball? Do you eat
strawberries? Do you need clean
air and water? If so, you rely on
native plants.
Can we afford to lose native plant
communities? The answer is
clear: No, we can't! We must treat
our native plants as though our
lives depend on them-as they do.
From the tropical rain forests to
your backyard, plants provide us
with food, medicines, jobs, and
places of beauty and peace. How-
ever, many of these places, and
the plants that grow there are in
Much of the food we eat each day
comes from plants that evolved on
this continent-native plants.
Corn, squash, beans, wild rice,
grapes, walnuts, blueberries, sun-
flowers, maple syrup, and more.
Think of how often these foods
form a part of your diet. Many new
potential sources of food such as
wild rice are being researched.
They could even become food re-
placement sources. In Texas, a

rare native species of wild rice
shows high agricultural potential,
but only if the small remaining
population survives.
Native plants provide genetic
"booster" material that strength-
ens our major food crops. Over
thousands of years, humans have
bred high-yielding, disease-resis-
tant crops. As a result, the genetic
makeup of our main food crops is
essentially identical. By conserv-
ing wild plant diversity, we ensure
the future of our cultivated crops.
Without plants, most medicines
you take would not exist. Over
40% of medicines now prescribed
in the United States contain

chemicals derived from plants.
And most synthetic drugs were
"copied" from the plants originally
providing the medicine.
Historically, plant medicines were
discovered by trial and error. Our
ancestors noticed that aches and
pains went away when they drank
tea made from the bark of a wil-
low tree. Later, scientists found
that willow bark contains salicylic
acid, the active ingredient in as-
pirin. This process still continues
today, botanist and chemists are
still searching the plant kingdom
for new medicines.
Native products are also produced
from plants. Shampoo, sun
screen, paint, paper, golf balls,
and baseball bats. Nylon and vi-
nyl. From necessity to luxury,
plants provide us with many con-
sumer goods. Baseball bats are
made from the native ash tree.
Many paper products come from
pulp produced from forests of
native trees. Paint, vinyl, sun
screen, and many other goods are
made from waxes, fats, oils, and
other materials derived from
Native beauty is also an essential
element. Where would we go to
renew ourselves emotionally and
spiritually. We would also lose
much of the natural beauty that
defines our culture. As the basis
of natural habitats, native plants
also support our recreation. The
animals we love to watch and
photograph-birds, deer, bears-
rely on native plants. Gardeners
rely on native plants such as aza-
leas and rhododendrons, roses
and orchids, and Black-eyed Su-
san. Only a small percentage of
the world's plants have been do-
mesticated for ornamental use.
Many more await discovery and
What can you do? Beginning in
your backyard stop destroying
native plants. Become familiar
with our local natives and the
types of habitats required for
them to survive. Get involved-
spread the word. Encourage con-
servation of native plant habitats
in your local community. Volun-
teer in parks, national forest, and
other public lands to help protect
native plants and their habitats.
Do not collect native plants from
the wild-they might be rare or
endangered species. Ask your lo-
cal garden stores to stock native
trees, shrubs, annuals, and pe-
For more information on native
plants you may contact the
Franklin County Extension office
at 653-9337. Source: The Native
Plant Conservation Initiative

Topping Travels-Still In Tucson

By Rene Topping
What's new in Tucson is always
what we look forward to when we
make our visit. We want to know
what is new and interesting in the
town we lived in for 29 years in
the fifties, sixties and seventies.
This time one of the newest at-
tractions in Tucson has to be the
new tile mural at the new Broad-
way underpass.
It started with four blank, con-
crete walls that were just crying
for something to decorate them.
It was July in 1997, when the
underpass was complete and the
heat was at sweltering 100 plus.
It was at approximately the same
time a group of teenagers who
were interested in the history of
the West Side area of Tucson were
gathered at the offices of Ward I
of the Tucson City Council. They
had found a rumor that the big
gash at the bottom, of "A" Moun-
tain was possibly a meteorite that
had crashed into Arizona eons
ago. Gilbert Jimenez, a local con-
tractor knew that was not true
and he had the correct answer for'
the teen group. He told them it
was nothing mysterious, just a
The teenagers listened intently to
this and Jimenez, seeing their in-
terest began to talk to them of
some of the stories told to him in
his childhood.
Seeing that the teenagers were
really interested in the West side
of town, Jimenez came again to
talk to them and brought along
his family photo albums. Steve
Farley, who works wonders in tile,
and his wife, were mentors for this
group of kids. One picture in the
album stopped Steve in his
tracks. It was a photo of Jimenez
in full stride down Scott Street
with books under his arm dated
1946. Jimenez said that when the
picture was take he was a stu-
dent and had taken up the stud-
ies that had been Interrupted by
Jimenez told Steve that the photo
had been taken by a street pho-
tographer who along with others
had been roaming the downtown
area of Tucson snapping people
and then giving them a card. The
card said that they had just been
photographed and that the pic-
ture could be seen at Jones Drug
Store or at Ed Litt's Drug Store
This photography project was a
business, by the name of
Dunhill's Street Movies. This com-
pany leased space in the Jones'
and Ed Litt's Drug Stores and also
did the same thing in other places,
such as Phoenix, Sacramento, Los
Angeles and San Diego. The Tuc-
son operation lasted from the late
1930's until early 1960's. If the
person liked the picture they
could order them at 2 for 65 cents,
4 for.$ 1.00,and.8 for $1.25, at one
time, according to the memories
of some of the street photogra-
phers who are still living.
Steve Farley was struck with the
clarity of detail and conceived the
idea that these pictures could be
transferred to tile and made into
a picture gallery representing or-
dinary Tucsonans, representing
and bridging the three decades
from the thirties to the sixties.
Indeed what started as a way to
make a "quick buck" wound up
being a golden storehouse of his-
In most places when a blank wall
needs to be filled, there is usually
a picture of the reigning politician
who would get to be pictured three
times life size on tile. But in this
case, it was the man, woman and
child in the street who got all the
honors. From small children to
seniors, they are all caught in mid
stride as they went about their
business in the downtown area of

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Tucson in the days when this was
the "Heart of Tucson."
As you look at them from the
safety of an upper road, it might
seem that these giants are about
to step down from the wall and
cross Broadway. I walked along
the upper road and tried to see
which one was my favorite, and
had to admit it was a child by the
name of Dolores Deleon, who was
snapped in 1952 or 1953, as she
was going home from the Mickey
Mouse Club at the Fox Theater.
Bob said he liked the three laugh-
ing girls who are approximately
in the middle of the mural. They
were snapped in 1944 at a time
when Bob was considering me as
his choice as a bride and was
ready to "pop the question."
Almost 200 pictures were submit-
ted for consideration and from
these the fourteen that make up
the mural were then randomly
selected to be memorialized For
all times. The rest of the pictures
submitted have been made into a
book entitled, "Snapped on the
Street 1937-1963."
Bob and I went to live in Tucson
in the early 50's and I remember
well the photographers on Stone,
Congress and other streets in the
Downtown area. Of course, I had
to have a copy of this delightful
book of memories, and Bob
bought a copy and said "Here is
your wedding anniversary gift."
When we had first arrived, Tuc-
son had just become a place
where a lot of films were being
made and the two hotels were
home for the stars who went out
Daily to Old Tucson to film heroic
movies of the days of the pioneers.
Also printed in the book are
menus from the various drug
stores which served also as cafes.
Sample prices from the Walgreen
menu of March, 1940: Three
Decker Sandwiches were the most
expensive. One that was priced at
40 cents was made up of sliced
chicken, bacon, tomato, and may-
onnaise on toast. This was accom-
panied by potato salad or French

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fries. Those were the days! And
how about breakfast of fresh or-
ange juice, two strips of bacon,
country egg, buttered toast and
coffee 20 cents? The second cup
of coffee was always free!
When we first arrived in Tucson
we went looking for jobs for each
of us. We arrived in September
and could only find temporary
jobs. The employers always said
the same thing. "If you can man-
age to live through an Arizona
summer then we will hire you on
Today the temperature is 102. The
sun is out in a cloudless bright
blue sky.
In the next few days the tempera-
ture began to get to 105 and then
the clouds started to form up over
the mountains. A small grumble
of thunder gave promise. But it
finally managed only to bring the
phenomenon of Virga. This is
when the rain drops start falling
out of the clouds but evaporate
in the drier air below before they
can reach the desert floor.
It is not actually time for what is
locally known as the "Monsoon
Season."This is the time when the
rain comes down in torrents,
In the old days of the
fifties there was no drainage on
the streets.
" "Smart drivers then hooked
there inside wheels on the small
rise and managed to go through
the water without stalling. Those
were the days that a Volkswagen
with the rear engine could gaily
chug by you making like small
boats sailing along.
But today there is a drainage sys-
tem and no longer do the motor-
ists perform a precarious tilt on
their way home during a storm.
Well, we will be going on soon to
a place called Casa Grande, which
means Big House.
By the way, speaking of names of
things, there is a T.V. station in
Phoenix that has the call letters
KOOL. The sister station in Tuc-
son is KOLD. You can tell the
westerners have a great sense of
humor. So it is on to the Casa
Grande and I will see you there.

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Directed by Tom Ossowskl. this
play is two hours of savvy. adult
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Harry's Georgian Restaurant


On June 24, the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce (CACC)
held a business-social gathering
for all members and associates to
present a special recognition
award to one of the town's oldest
Representatives of 21 business
members and ten associate mem-
bers were present at Harry's Bar
to meet new chamber members,
discuss upcoming projects and
events, and just socialize.
Social chairman Sheila Hauser
catered a lavish buffet of seafood
and other favorites with the help
of sponsors, Shopper Express
(Quincy), Harry's Bar, and Seaside
Destination meeting planners.

Helen Schmidt, chairman of the
awards committee, gathered the
room's attention to announce the
special award.

"Tonight," she said, "the CACC
would like to recognize a very long
time family member of Carrabelle.

This individual and his family
have provided Carrabelle with the
best food for many years. There
was a family restaurant started
back in 1934 where Sassy's is
now. Then they bought the White
Kitchen Cafe, which over the
years became Harry's Georgian

Chamber President Ron Walters
then presented Eva Papadopoulos
the special certificate for "Long-
est Family Establishment in

Schmidt concluded, "There is not
enough we can say about them
and their great food except Thank
you' for being here for us.
The lucky winners of the door
prizes were: The Shopper Ex-
press, Paul -Gilday; Carrabelle
Clipper, Stan Arnold; Carrabelle
Florist, Helen Schmidt; Captain
Tim's Shrimp House, Caroline

Dixie Theatre Offers Bonus

On Saturday July 31st at 2:30
p.m. the Dixie Theatre will present
a bonus benefit concert for all this
season's theatre goers.

There is no charge for this con-
cert which will feature tenor Tony
Partington and pianist Bedford
Watkins."Thisis the third time
these two artists have worked to-
gether. We will be hearing some
of the best music in their reper-
toire," said Producing Director
Rex Partington.

Tony Partington has enjoyed a
successful career as both a singer
and an actor. As a vocalist, he has
performed at the Trump Plaza in
Atlantic City; Philadelphia's New
Century Guild Hall, Virginia's
famed Homestead Resort and in
.Jamaica, West Indies at the Ja-
maica Resort. He created the role
of President Truman's aide in the
opera "Here I Stand" and has also
appeared with the Curtis Institute
Opera in Philadelphia and the
Philmont Opera in Wilmington,
Delaware. He produced the award
winning weekly series "Singer's
Spotlight" for National Public Ra-
dio and has produced, performed
,and directed both theatre and
opera throughout the country. As
an actor, Mr. Partington has ap-
peared in regional theatre and on
film and 'television. He is a mem-
ber of Actors' Equity Association,
The American Federation of Tele-

vision & Radio Artists and The
Screen Actors Guild.

Bedford Watkins holds a Ph.D. in
Music Literature and Perfor-
mance from the University of
Iowa. He was Professor of Piano
and Harpsichord and Chairman
of the Keyboard Department,
School of Music, Illinois Wesleyan
University from 1956 to 1998. He
has performed solo recitals (harp-
sichord and piano) at colleges and
universities in 25 eastern, south-
ern and mid-western states. Since
his retirement in 1988, he has
served as organist at the Trinity
Episcopal Church and has per-
formed on piano and harpsichord
on the Ilse Newell Concert Series
and as a member of the Trio
Internazionale. Dr. Watkins is also
a published poet.

For further information and de-
tails of the concert, please con-
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Neil Simon's hit comedy "The Last
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narily unny and yet also charm-
ing," said the New York Times.

At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July
31, Tenor Tony .Partington and
Pianist Bedford Watkins join
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(242) The Natures Of John
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(251) General James
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