Title: Franklin chronicle
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Title: Franklin chronicle
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Language: English
Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: December 8, 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
Coordinates: 29.725278 x -84.9925 ( Place of Publication )
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December 8 21, 2000

Inside This Issue
10 Pages
FAMU Marine Science Lab Civic Club ................ 6
...............................2 Mildred Mirabelle ....... 7
Franklin Briefs............ 2 Obituaries .................. 7
Carrabelle .......... 2, 8, 9 FCAN ..................... 8
Editorial & Commentary Timber Island ............ 9
............................... 3 Bookshop ................. 10
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house.................. 4, 5

State Looking Into Canceling

Timber Island Lease

SBy Tom Campbell and Tom Hoffer
A meeting of "Cabinet Aides" was held in Tallahassee on .' .-
November 30th, to review the Timber Island lease. Nearly 'i.* per-
sons attended the Timber Island Briefing in the Conference Room on
the 21st floor of the Capitol November 30,2000. Representatives from
I he Governor's Office, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Se- retary of State's Office. Carrabelle City, Carrabelle Port and Air-
port Authority, and others, were in attendance.
Iindler discussion was the package of 49 acres, a piece of property on
TI fiber Island, which was leased to the Carrabelle Port and Airport
A,,iherity in 1985. The intention was to help in the development of
iit. Carrabelle area.
The lease is #3407-A between the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the
Inilrnal improvement Trust Fund and the Carrabelle Port and Air-
pi] t Authority. The BOT is made up of the Governor and Cabinet.
,.1 .derator was Ms. Eva Armstrong of DEP, Department of State Lands.
.. I j, voiced a proposal that the Trustees of the state land "take back
i IIe lease of the land and put the development in place." since devel-
Sopmient had not progressed properly up to this point.
)Development of Timber Island had been intended to help the eco-
imniic development of the town of Carrabelle. Ms. Armstrong said.
."Tle Trustees have never received any income from the development.
' so clearly we have a situation where the economic development has
ii nl happened."

Sin heard discussion that revealed conflicts "between Tommy Bevis
.111d the City of Carrabelle and the Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
Ii. lrity had" become entangled in legal battles. Mr. Bevis' operation
v*..i, to manufacture aluminum boats.
.\inorney Ann Cowles, CPAA attorney, said, "The issue is coopera-
I on." It appeared that progress in the development could not proceed
I',ir lack of cooperation among the local groups involved.
It %\ as revealed that DEP has "issued permit to Mr. Bevis to use creo-
s..,t pilings." John Costigan, attorney of DEP, said that the depart-
ment looks at the issue of creosote pilings on a "case by case look as
In permits."
Quoting from the Summary in the state report: "Over the years, there
has been continuous conflict and many lawsuits between the-Au-
thority, the City of Carrabelle and Bevis. Although others expressed
an interest in subleasing property from the Authority at various times.
Ithe Bevis sublease remains the only sublease entered by the Author-
ily. There are approximately 37 acres of state owned land leased to
tI I- Authority, some of it waterfront, that has revenue generating po-
Ilntial that is sitting vacant."
The report concludes: "In view of the history of the Timber Island
Pr) perty there is the question of whether it would be in the interest of
ihe BOT to cancel the lease with theAuthority."
It. was agreed at the end of the meeting that discussions would con-
linu.', irn, .ldl ing th- me-tiring ff h-- CArr.:.brll11 Commiii ssioners on
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Connie Phillips Seeks Damages After
Fall From Anchor Building, Apalachicola

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Carrabelle Lighthouse Becomes

Property Of City

By Tom Campbell
President Barbara Revell of the
Carrabelle Lighthouse Association
announced this week that the
property known as "the Crooked
S River Lighthouse. Carrabelle,
Florida" has been approved for
transfer to the City of Carrabelle.
In a letter dated November 21,
2000, William L. Huie of Federal
Lands to Parks Program Manager,
Southeast Region, wrote:
"It is a pleasure to inform you that
S your application for conveyance
of the Federal surplus real prop-
erty known as the Crooked River
Lighthouse ... has been approved
and the General Services Admin-
istration (GSA) has assigned the
property to the Secretary of the
Interior for disposal for public
park and recreation use."
The City of Carrabelle was re-
quested to "take possession of the
subject property within 15 days
following receipt of this letter." The
City will then assume obligation
of management, maintenance,
and protection.
Final legal requirements will be
expedited, in order to convey title
"as soon as possible." Carrabelle
is expected to be ready to accept

title when the deed "is transmit-
ted in approximately 90 days."
according to the letter.
A biennial report is expected "to
provide information on accom-
plishments and any problems
The letter from Mr. Huie of the
Parks Program continued, "It
should be noted that all revenues
generated on this property are to
be used for development/opera-
tion/maintenance purposes on
this property. Only after this prop-
erty is fully developed in accor-
dance with the Program of Utili-
zation may revenue be expended
on other recreation properties
operated by Carrabcll,. Because
of this requirement, we are re
qiesting that you include a state-
ment that. no fuLnds firiated on
this property will bl expended for
non-recreationail pur-pones. Please
submit this slalcemein by com-
pleting the aforementioned enclo-
sure and retu iimiL' it to this
Mr. Huie concluded: 'The National
Park Service would be pleased to
participate in a ceremony to cel-
ebrate the transfer of this prop-

Continued on Page 9

Santa's admirers were photographed at the P.R.I.D.E.
fund-raiser (Carrabelle) on December 2nd and the
Franklin Library Christmas Party, December 3rd.

Franklin County Approves Golf Course

In a 3-4 hour session overlapping'into Tuesday (December 5th) after-
noon, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved
the DRI for the St. James Bay Development, a 378-acre multi-use
golf course community. The development will also include about 575
residential dwelling units, an 18-hole golf course and 210,000 square
feet of commercial space and a Homeowners Bay Recreational Facil-
Three major documents were approved by the Commissioners unani-
mously. First, an ordinance amending the Franklin County Compre-
hensive Plan to change the permitted land'use from public facilities
to mixed-use Residential was approved. Second, An ordinance relat-
ing to the zoning code, amending the county zoning map. creating
the St James Bay Planned Unit Development was approved. Third,
and finally, the Development Order (DO) was passed.
Buildout of the project is expected within eight years.
The development is consistent with the Franklin County Comprehen-
sive Plan and all applicable land development regulation, so says the
development, order. The divisive issue dividing those who testified at
the public hearing centered on whether the DO was consistent with
the comprehensive plan. The specific criticism voiced by representa-
tives from environmental groups and interests centered on the 50
foot versus 25 set-back line from wetlands, with the environmental
interests arguing for the 40 foot set-backs.
Steve Lewis, attorney for the project owners, Carrabelle Properties,
Ltd., spoke to those concerns and the proposed wastewater treat-
ment. He was assisted by Andy Barth and Miles Smart. They were
followed by Bill Hartley who denied that his group, Riverkeepers, was
an obstructionist organization, arguing that the defined setback of
50 feet should be enforced in the project's wetlands.

Continued on Page 10

Chronicle file photo of the accident location where Connie
Phillips fell. The rail is propped up against the ground rail
of the building, as emergency personnel provided first aid.
The second floor balcony has a tape stretched across the
opening where the rail was originally situated.

On the evening of October 31.
1999, Connie Phillips, her hus-
band Thomas Phillips and others
were at the Anchor building, 82
Sixth Avenue, Apalachicola, on
the second floor balcony. The
building is owned by Olivier
Monod of Anchor Realty and
Mortgage Company of St. George
Island and Anchor Vacation Prop-
erties, Inc.
According to Ms. Phillips' legal
complaint, she "...placed her hand
on the handrail which surrounds
the balcony. At that time, a
10-foot section of the railing broke
free and [she] plunged more than
20 feet to the ground below." As
she fell, her husband, Tom
Phillips reached out but he could
not stop her from falling. The com-
plaint continued. "Instead. he
watched helplessly as his wife fell
to the ground."
The legal action against Mr.
Monod alleges that he negligently
failed to maintain the premises
and breached a duty to Ms.
Phillips to have known of a dan-
gerous condition on the premises.

The lawsuit from Connie and Tom
Phillips was filed in Circuit Court,
2nd Judicial Circuit, on May 10,
The litigation complaint states
that Connie Phillips suffered
bodily injuries and resulting pain
and suffering, disability, disfig-
urement, mental anguish, incon-
venience, loss of capacity for the
enjoyment of life, loss of earnings,
loss of earning capacity, expenses
of hospitalization, rehabilitation.
and medical care and treatment.
The losses are permanent and
Plaintiff Connie Phillips will suf-
fer these losses in the future, al-
leged the complaint brief. Her
husband joined her in the lawsuit.
alleging many of the same dam-
ages and in addition. "... lost care.
her comfort, society, attentions
and consortium." According to
Black's Law Dictionary, the loss
of consortium consists of several
elements, encompassing not only
material services but such intan-

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5 December 2000
P'escnt:: Qninainstone Eddie
' Creier, Cher-l ander,
Clarence W~llhiami Be\in Putnal
and Jimmy Mol- Oni.: Clerk Ken-
dall Wuade
i\rv\in Putnal nominated Eddie
Creamer as the new Chairman 0of
the Board of('c 111i ,s Commissaon-
ers, and he was elected unani-
mously, Inrli Sanders was
nonildlted and elected as Vice

Old Gym Debris
Upon recommendation by Alan
I'i, ., $7000 was set aside to be
awarded to the Friends of the Li-
brary Association, Carrabelle, to
move the debris from the recently
demolished Carrabelle gym and
transport it to Tallahassee, I 'lrl i
reported to the Commission that
the earlier recommendation to
move the material to the Franklin
County land'll \%.i- I li.1 '1il- a.m it
was deemed ii.ippi,''l1i i.1ir Ii thei
Civil Air Patrol
The Board of County commission-
ers issued a Proclamation mak-
ing December 1, 2000 a day of
r e;r..:.n of the local Civil Air
FPatrol, a civilian auxiliary of the
U. S. Air Force, and also marking
the 59th anniversary of the found-
ing of the organization. This week
was proclaimed "Civil Air Patrol
Week" in Franklin County. The
proclamation is reproduced, in
part. be low.
WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol, a ci-
vilian auxiliary of the United
States Air Force, is dedicated to
volunteer public service in the
interest of community, state, and
the national welfare: and
WHEREAS, this members of
Florida Wing. Civil Air Patrol are
prepared to give of their time and
resources for the benefit of their
fellow Americans through aerial
and tan'- search and rescue
operation, through humanitarian
and mercy flights, and many other
unselfish acts in time of emer-
gency; and
WHEREAS, this organization of
volunteers is helping conduct an
effect national program of aero-
space education and training for
its members and the general pub-
lic; aid,,
WHEREAS, this patriotic organi-
zation offers an outstanding pro-
gram of leadership trainiiln and
development and career motiva-
tion to its I'.'ma c. ,'acct members;
\\WtERE.\_ December 1, 2000,
marks the 59th anniversary of the
founding ofthis unique organiza-
tion, established to help America
tin 1l'..'u ..i: I,.nee'-d *.iurlni lt l'- d rk
day of World War H and which
today is dedicated to the service
of humanity and to the
non-combatant defense of this
nation; now,
THEREFORE, the County Com-
mission of Franklin County.
Florida, does hereby proclaim and
declare the week of December 1,
2000 to be "Civil Air Patrol Week"
in Franklin County and do hereby
call upon the citizens to observe
this week with appropriate cer-
emonies honoring the men,
women, and cadet members of
Civil Air Patrol and of the local
units of this worthy i'.i .iilm iz.lii.
This Proclamation adopted on this
5th day of December 2000.
Eddie Creamer
Chairman, Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
Kendall Wade, Clerk
County Extension Director
Bill Mahan reported to the Board
that he attended the Aquaculture
Best Management Practices Work-
shop in late November at the Uni-
versity of Florida Aquaculture
Farm in Blountstown. He had a
three-page draft of the new state
"best management practices"
guidelines in aquaculture for both
freshwater and marine practices.
His office is 28 Airport Road,
Apalachicola. Fl 32320-1204 for
those who might want a copy.
Mahan also announced that the
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services will be hold-
ing a public workshop on Decem-
ber 11, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve. Information
and comments will be given on the
proposed clam 3q:^^q. .i.i-ur pro-

gram in Alligator Harbor. includ-
ing the development of a
high-density aquaculture lease
area on state-owned submerged
lands to be subdivided into indi-
vidual lease parcels.
The draft Vibrio vulnificus Risk
Management Plan has been de
eloped and will be released- on
December 11th. There will be' four
public workshops around the
state in order to receive public
comments on the plan. The tim-
ing of the workshops appears to
be in January, in :'.litl'ri
Apalachicola, Cedar Key and
Marineland. For a ":' .. '.' con-
tact David Heil, Drp' oflgric'ui

ture vnd Consumnr Services,
H l j,-1i;-.. 71, The nleierstaite
-.l ill' .1tI Ceonitlssion has sOch ed
tledl a tubeoemmilee mecling on
Vibrio vulntlluso in Bllonxl, Missis
sippi for January 9=10, 2001,
hllat gAroup Is gaIso ll i lug i mna-a
.TKrirnl 0iI.11i 1 be Inmplemented
Ii Ilir i iillr-ilrili r 8om~etalllC next
F i &ri! \ r applications are still
ri.,rii taken tor cost-share to reg
I '! di tres that were lost due to
re, h',,,i. disease or diii.igl I i for
those Iloi!mgi a minimum of' 5
ac-res, lr! u. S, Dept, of Agricul-
ture NRCS office In Blountstown
is i lr!.iilllv i.Mng applications
for ilh i'alririv Incentives Pro-
gram, a cost-share program for
pine and cypress tree planting.
The signup ends January 12.
2001. For info, call
850u674-8271, or come to the
Blountstown office and speak
with Brian McGraw or Cathy
FAMU Marine Science Lab
A contingent of staff and faculty
from Florida Agricultural alnd
Mechanical Unlverslty talked with
Commissioners about the pro-
posal for a Marine Science pro-
gram to be located in \iil.i. lii
cola,. ill., s the ubject ofa sepa=
rate stoy in this isue1
Alan Pieroe's Report
Mr, Pin-'i, announced the avail-
. liil \ of r new Boating and An=
gling Guide, ('i'p. .u i r'- Ifrom
the Office of Jamens Iarris, dr,,
Tax Collector, Courthouse,
The I'r.l, liIn County F'l. itoiiir;
and Zoning agenda was iliiln li,,
the month of December as only
three boat dock permits were dis-
cussed. AnrluJ\.ils- \'ere recom-
mended I. l M.irn.-iir McCranie,
Tom Ed~.iiI .ind Richard
Bernhard, and so approved by the
Tom Adams provided recent in-
formation from the Dept. of Envi-
ronmental Protection about an
incomplete application for a Re-
sort Village sewage treatment
plant. Pierce told the Board of
County Commissioners he will
consult with county attorney Al
Shuler to determine if this devel-
opment should warrant the
county issuing a stop-work order
on the sewage treatment plant
permit that was issued to David
Wilder, attorney for the Phipps
Ventures organization two weeks

County Attorney
Al Shuler reported to the Board
of his review of the water services
situation on St. George Island in-
dicating that another legal entity
might condemn or purchase the
Water Management Services Inc.
(WMS), a private water company
serving St. George Island. The
idea of introducing another wa-
ter service to the island stems
from the recent rate increases
granted WMS and much specu-
lation about the Eastpoint Water
and Sewer district possibly ser-
vicing the needs of the island com-
munity. Their district could be
enlarged by action of the County
Commission, or a new district
could be established which would
seek out water service for the is-
land community. Bob Harper,
former President of the St. George
Island Civic Club, has been meet-
ing with the Eastpoint Water and
w'cv.r District on such matters.
Shuler also reported to the Board
that a Workman's Comprehensive
settlement has been reached in
the case of a county library em-
ployee in the amount of $88,000,
Patrick Floyd would report later
on the progress of settlement of
the county's previous insurer now
in bankruptcy.
St. James Development
Because of the overflow of citizens
attending the meeting, the hear=
ing on the St. James Bni Devel
opment was moved to li" Court-
room by 11:30 a.m. and contin-
ued through the lunch hour until
3 p.m. This is the subject of a
separate story on page one.



FAMU Announces Plans For $870,000

Center In Analachicola


Professor Larry Robinson, Director of the Environmental
Institute, FAMU, explained the proposal to the Board of
Franklin County Commissioners on Tuesday, December

Board QfRogents and Legisla-
ture Must A ',,"r:. 'i,,
By Tom P.-mpl.ilell
1 lii. !i .' Au 1uhi' i II I n.id Mechani-
(.- I-i\rr ..-l l. ,kh 1 II announced
plan D member 5th at the County
Commissioners meeting for a
Center for Marine Science and
Aquaculture in Apalachicola. This
center of learning would engage,
in research, education and exten-
slon as means to preserve and
restore the delicate ecosystems in
the Apalachicola Bay area.
SThis would also encourage eco-
nomic re-development in the area.
which was received with a posi-
tive reaction from the commis-
Activities of the Center would be
accomplished by a core group of
faculty and staff permanently lo-
cated in Franklin County. This
would use the expertise of desig-
nated faculty and staff, primarily.
from the College of Arts and Sci-.
ences, the College of Engineering
Sciences Technology and Agricul-
ture, the Institute on Urban Policy
and Commerce, and the Environ-
mental Sciences Institute.
Application is being made under
the Issue Title: 2001-2002 Legis-
lative Budget Request. The Board
of Regents must approve the
project. The Florida Legislature
must approve the funding.
Involved in the project will be an
understanding of urban and ag-

FWC Warns Boaters
And Hunters About

As winter approaches, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is warning
boaters and hunters about hypo-
thermna, a contributor to drown-
ing deaths in Florida during cooler
months. October through March
are months of highest incidence.
Hypothermia results when the
body loses heat faster than it is
able to replace it., It can occur
when boaters lose their balance
and fall overboard or when boats
accidentally sink.
SAccording to Capt. Paul Ouellette,
FWC boating safety coordinator,
you can drown in less than an
hour as a result of hypothermia..
When someone falls into cool or
cold water, their core temperature
(the temperature of their vital or-
gans) begins to drop v.- ', in 10-15
minutes. Cold water robs the body
of heat 25-30 times faster than
air. At 97 degrees core tempera-
ture, shivering starts. Shivering,
a defense mechanism, delays hy-
pothermia, but if heat loss is not
reversed and core temperature
continues to drop, the victim
quickly develops clumsiness, loss
of manual dexterity, slurred
speech, and withdrawal until, at
92 dIc'ln-.-, shivering stops and
muscles become frigid. If the tem-
perature drops further, the victim
soon loses consciousness and fi-
nally, at 78 degrees, death occurs.

Monday Thursday:
11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
10:30 am. 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Gifts For All!
featuring: Nautical Gifts, Lighthouse Replicas, Garden
Gifts, Antiques, Collectibles, T-Shirts, Hats, Nole & Gator
Gifts, Pokemon, Puzzles, Books, Jewelry, Just Plain Fun
Stuff and Lots of Stocking Stuffers.

Under Florida Statutes "Self Service Siti age Facility"
Act 83.801-83.809, Bluff Road Storage will sell, for
cash, to the highest bidder, the contents of the following
.storage units, on December9, 2000. The public sale will
be conducted at Bluff Road Storage, 1001 Bluff Road,
Apalachicola, Florida at 10:00 a.m. Owner may redeem
unit contents prior to sale date and time, cash only! Bluff
Road Storage reserves the right to bid.

STORAGE UNIT #67, Phillip McElravey, Jr., Con-
tents-Household. STORAGE UNIT #80, Tci Gordc,
Cntents Houcohold .O-0

ricultural development. Other lac-
Sets involved are "water wars," in=
eluding water quality of the area,
waste management practices, and
over fishing on water quality and
habitat decline. These will require
the efforts of a wide range of
highly skilled scientists and the
production of well trained scien=
tists and technologists.
The Center will work closely with
local governments, community
organizations, and private indus=
try to promote fishery related eco-
nomic development in the
!Franklin County area.
The actual physical presence of
both an educational and research
entity in the city of Apalachicola
Sis a unique feature of the FAMU
SCenter for Marine Science and
Aquaculture. The concept of the
Center was received enthusiasti-
cally during meetings with repre-
f sentatives from the local commu-
nity and national stakeholders.
Attendees in those meetings in-
cluded the Mayor ofApalachicola,
representatives from the Franklin
County Commission, the Cham-
Sber of Commerce, the Director of
the Apalachicola National Re-
search Reserve, and others.
FAMU anticipates that there
would be approximately 15 to 20
Graduate students involved in the
institute. Operating outlay would
,be about $110,000. Electronic
data processing would be needed,
plus salaries for faculty and staff.
Total all categories would bring
the cost to about $870,000.

Sixty percent of Florida's 1999
boating accident fatalities were
drowning Victinis. Some of theri
also were victims of hypothermia.
Not,only are, recreational boaters
and sport fishermen at risk, mi-
gratory bird hunters also are vul-
erable, and drowning is the lead-
ing cause of death among

Lanark Vfslage
Association Elects
New Officers

By Tom Campbell
In its regular m,:etir.. DL:' ri .
4, Lanark Village Assr..:,.:.,r
heard Franklin County Commis-
sioner Cheryl Sanders say that
she had been working on a grant
to "get the drainage problems
fixed in Lanark Village." She re-
ceived warm applause for that
Chillas Hall now has a telephone
available for use, and President
Ralph lIslci 8aid that a "block is
on i1 so (hat no long distance
phone calls can be placed."d,
Lanark Vi1ll.', 1.- Association elected
new iiti rni, for year 2001, They
are President--im Welsh; Vice
President--Htrtlet Beach; ',- i r
tary=Claire Vilasi: Treasurer=
Alyn Jasper,
Board of Governors are: Irwin
O'Connor, Isabel Weitz and Jack
jLl. .- II "

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P.R.I.D.E. In First Fund-Raising Effort Aimed
To Build Recreational Center For Carrabelle
On a light-cloudy Saturday, December 2nd, on Marine Street in Car-
rabelle, another community-based project began the long road in
building a new center for the youth of the city. The first community
effort reached for a new branch library in the County system, and
they got it wvith long hours of fund-raising work and generous con-
tributors and state assistance. Now comes P.R.I.D.E which stands for
Partnership for Recreational Initiative and Development Efforts in a
first fund-raiser aimed to build a new recreational center for the youth
of Carrabelle.

Merit Selection Of Judges Rejected By

Florida voters have decidedly spoken in rejecting the plan for merit
selection and retention of judges.
One ballot question asked if citizens wanted to continue electing
circuit judges or change to a system of so-called "merit selection"
and retention. The idea was to have judges reviewed by the Florida
Bar association committees with final approval by the state's politi-
cal leadership. Just how that "de-politicized" the system remains
distinctly a matter of opinion. The public disagreed with the plan, or
"'the public did not want to give up its right to vote" on judicial can-
'didates. No where in the Bar News, at least, was there any reference
to "merit selection" being plainly just a bad idea. So much for the
Bar spin on this issue. The Florida Bar News put it this way: "Voters
in Florida have spoken in favor of continuing to elect trial court
The Bar is now "considering" a Judicial Election Task Force perhaps
to further its original goal to find betterjudicial candidates and lessen
politics in judicial elections. The new thrust from the Florida Bar
may be to investigate campaign reform and educate judicial candi-
dates about "existing rules" in running for office.
I suggest a more worthwhile and needed reform among the state's
lega community is to come forward with a better program to put
legal services available to folks who cannot afford the high fees of
many attorneys.
Tom Hoffer, Publisher

Amnesty Days At County Landfill

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has approved the 2001
schedule for the Amnesty Days program sponsored by Keep Franklin
County Beautiful. Citizens of Franklin County may dispose of solid
waste materials at the Franklin County Landfill located at 210 High-
way 65 in Eastpoint free of charge on the days listed below. .

Saturday, January 20
Wednesday, March 21
Wednesday, May 23
Saturday, July 21
Wednesday, September 19
Wednesday, November 21

As explained by chairperson Tammy Hardy, there were games of all
kinds, prizes, pie-eating contests, races, tugs of war, gumbo, funnel
cakes, candy apples, cake walks, live music and book sales with all
proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization. Seven of Carrabelle's
churches bonded together and are participating in the goal of
"Winterfest 2000", the name given to Saturday's activities. The event
was complete with Santa Claus and elves as they added a colorful
punctuation to the Marine Street activities. Ms. Hardy elaborated fur-
ther, "The citizens got together to do something about a long-standing
problem, attempting to put together a recreational program with a
facility for the children. We're on our way!" The enthusiasm was high
for the arduous road ahead.
She announced this week that the Winterfest in Carrabelle on Satur-
day, December 2, was attended by over 500 people and the event
raised around $3600.
Churches participating in the effort are the Carrabelle United Meth-
odist Church, Carrabelle Christian Center, Carrabelle Church of God.
Carrabelle Love Center, Fellowship Baptist and Carrabelle Assembly
of God.
Ms. Hardy said the effort was "off to a very good start" and "we are
grateful to everybody who helped with the success."
And, the outlook remains positive where a community-based effort is
the root system for the program, with aspirations higher than some
government-inspired notion. Just as in police work, law enforcement
and involvement with today's youth is more likely to succeed when
the entire community is actively involved in the leadership of such a
program. The project marks the very first time local churches jointly
led the effort for Saturday's fundraiser.

Phone: 850-927-2186
o, 850-385-4003 (TALLAHASSEE)
%ho^ Facsimile 850-385-0830

Vol. 9, No. 25

December 8; 2000

Publisher ............................................. Tom W Hoffer
Contributors ........................................... Tom Campbell
........... Susan Gunn
........... Barbara Revell
........... Rene Topping
........... Jean Collins
............ Jim my Elliott

Sales ................... ....................... Jean Collins
......... Tom W. Hoffer
........... Diane Beauvais Dyal

Advertising Design
and Production Artist............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate ............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader .................. ....................... Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein ....................................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ........................................ Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ......................................... Carrabelle
David Butler ......................................... Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................ Eastpoint
Pat Morrison .......................................,St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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Wednesday, February 21
Saturday, April 21
Wednesday, June 20
Wednesday, August 22
Saturday, October 20
Wednesday, December 19

RY Steve Martin's
"Picasso At The

Egbert Agrees To Lapin Agile" At

Review Size Limits TLT Exhilarating

And Tolerance By Tom Campbell

Rules "...At A

Future Date"
The Executive Director of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FFWCC)
wrote to the Board of the Franklin
County Commissioners on No-
vember 16th concerning the
county's concern over rules gov-
erning size limits and tolerance
rules for oysters harvested from
Apalachicola Bay.
On November 7th, the County
Commissioners passed a Resolu-
tion condemning enforcement of
existing rules by stopping trucks
on the road carrying bagged oys-
ters from Apalachicola Bay. More-
over, the Commissioners urged
the regulators to increase the tol-
erance limit for undersized oys-
ters to 20-25%, and providing that
size limitations be enforced on the
water and at processing plants,
and not "...on the road."
Executive Director of the FFWCC,
Allan L. Egbert, said his agency
had received requests from sev-
eral Franklin County oystermen
to review size limits and tolerance
rules. Senator-elect Al Lawson
also appeared at the FFWCC
meeting of November 7-9th to en-
courage the Commission to review
the current regulations. Egbert
also said that the Commission
staff agreed to review the rules
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a future date.

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Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Summer hours are Monday thru
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Acceptable waste items are:
Yard Trash-limbs up to 18" in diameter, pine straw & cones, leaves
and grass clippings. No mixed trash such as bottles, cans, paper, etc.
Yard trash will be accepted every Monday of the month as well as the
Amnesty Days listed,
White Goods-stoves, ranges, refrigerators, tin, iron, and any house-
hold or commercial Item made of metal. No automobiles or other ve-
Tires-up to TWO car or small truck tires, with or without rims, per
resident. Tires from wholesale or retail tire businesses will not be
accepted free of charge.
Construction & Demolition Debris-wood, bricks, sheet rock, win-
dows, carpet, and any other debris which is brought in by the home-
owner. Debris which is brought in by commercial contractors or build-
ers will not be accepted.
Excluded items during Amnesty Days are household garbage. mat-
tiesses, furniture, televisions, clothing and restricted items already
listed. These items are handled by the county's waste hauler and are
subject to a fee. State regulations require that different types of waste
be disposed of in separate areas of the landfill, so load your waste
Participate in out Aimesty Days program. You can get rid of your
trash, save money, and help Keep Franklin County Beautiful. Call
the Keep Franklin County Beautiful office at 927-4401 if you have
any questions.

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A young Picasso and a young
Einstein meet in a Paris bar in
1904 in a wacky, existential com-
edy by Steve Martin, and the re-
sult is an exhilarating, adult play.
Tallahassee Little Theatre's pro-
duction of "Picasso at the Lapin
Agile," directed to perfection by
Melanie Lockridge, is scheduled
to play again December 7 through
Solid performances are offered by
the entire cast, but Doug Singer's
performance as the youthful
Einstein and Jeremy Loris's per-
formance as the young Picasso
are remarkable in their freshness
and articulate creativity. William
Walker as the haughtily fey art
dealer and Dorothea Syleos as
earthy Germaine are also delight-
All the actors contribute to the rol-
licking good times enjoyed by all,
and the ensemble works like
The production contains adult
language and the absurdist flair
pokes fun at everything except the
uplifting dynamics of creativity,
which are beautifully explored in
the final moments.
The play is scheduled to perform
at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7,
through Saturday, December 9,
and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Decem-
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Senior citizens $10. For more in-
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Letter To The Editor

November 27, 2000
Saturday, December 2, 2000 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Wakulla
Fishermen's Association will be having a benefit fish fry at Hudson
Park on highway 319 in Crawfordville, Florida. This benefit will raise
funds for the Civil Rights Protection Fund, assuring equal access and
opportunity for all citizens to Florida's natural resources.
One would ponder is this for a "darn fish" or would it be for some-
thing else. A newspaper quoted a marine patrol officer, "It's not worth
-it for a darn fish." This officer was involved in enforcing politics over
The Civil Rights Defense Fund is used to achieve the goals the people
sought and prevent the evils sought to be prevented with Florida
Marine Resources. The Civil Rights Defense Fund will fight against a
redistribution of our natural resources from the less fortunate to the
wealthy by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
June 17, 1993, the Florida Supreme Court approved an initiative
petition proposing Constitutional Amendment. providing for limited
use of nets for catching saltwater finfish, shellfish, and other marine
animals. The, sole purpose of the Amendmenrt was to protect certain
types of marine life from unnecessary killing, over fishing, and waste.
The Florida Supreme Court had to decide if the ballot title and sum-
mary requirements of section 101. 161 (1) Florida Statutes (1991) were
satisfied. "The ballot title shall consist of a caption, not exceeding 15
words in length, by which the measure is commonly, referred to or
spoken of," 'The ballot summary and title requirements were designed
to assure that the elector had fair notice of the proposed amend-
ments chief purpose."
The Title of the Amendment Ill and Article 10, Section 16, of the Florida
Constitution was and is "Limiting Marine Net Fishing". My question
is, was the goal a "Net Ban: and its purpose to ban gill and entangle-
ment nets or "Limiting Marine Not Fishing "with resource protection
by stopping the unnecessary killing and waste.
In 1996 the Florida Supreme Court upheld, (1) Intent of drafters who
voted on State Constitutional Amendment is traditionally discerned
from historical precedent, from present fact, from common sense.
from examination of purpose provisions was intended to accomplish
and was sought to be prevented, and from explanatory' materials avail-
able to people as precedent for their decision, (2) Sate Constitutional
Amendment should be construed as a whole in order to ascertain
general purpose and meaning of each parts, each subsection, sen-
tence and clause must be read in hIaht of others to form congruous
whole so as not to render any language superfluous. (3) Rule ofstatu-
tory constitution that last expression of le.isl.til, i will is that prevails
is subservient to overfishing rule that where a paragraph contains
inconsistent senteni.e Par.-.i iaph should read so as to be consistent
with apparent poliok' y soI, io' be implemented, (4) Interpretation of
constitutional provisiMoi- which would lead to absurd result will not
be adopted when Contra interpretation is more in keeping with obvi-
ous intent and purpose sought to be accomplished.
These Principles established in Supreme Court of Florida case no.
85880, January 18, 1996, involves in'.tleme:n:ation of shrimp trawls.
The court found that viable shrimp cast nets and trawls were legal
before the "Net Limitation," so both were required not to render the
Net Limitation" a "Net Ban". We ask the same for mullet harvesting!

The equal access and opportunity for all citizens is at stake. We need
your help, The peoples \ i..i .i, Net Limitation" is fair. but the FWC's
"Net Ban" is discriminatory. The people voted to protect our resource
not to kill juvenile fish and deny citizens' equal opportunity.
The Wakulla Fishermen's Association meets at Posey's Restaurant in
Panacea, the second I ue'ld.ay of each month. I invite you to join us in
proIc cting the people and our marine resources.
Thank you,
Ronald F. Crum

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Insulated Concrete Form House Nears
Completion on St. George Island

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hollow core and are made of modi-
fled expanded polystyrene (EPS).
Vertical and horizontal rebars fit
into the hollow core for reinforce-
ment and concrete Is pumped into
the core. The Reward Wall system
is a stay-in-place insulating con-
crete forming system that is used
above and below grade in the con-
struction of commercial and resi-
dential structures. It consists of
individual lightweight foam blocks
made of two pieces of expanded
polystyrene (EPS) held together
with plastic ties. The foam, blocks
are stacked like building blocks,
aligned, braced, strengthened
with steel reinforcement bar and
filled with concrete. This results
in a solid continuous air-tight

teams. This wall system is rated at
250 miles-per-hour wind loads ...
This type of structure is recom-
mended by FEMA (Federal Emer-
gency Management) in any tor-
nado or hurricane prone area.
The Reward Wall system provide
many advantages over lumber
constructed homes. (1) There is
the savings up to 50 % on heat-
ing and cooling costs. Reward
walls are very airtight and have
an effective 32 R value. (2) A fire
retardant structure can lower in-
surance rates and claims. (3) This
addition of an air exchanger and
filter greatly reduces the level of
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Concrete being placed into the form.

ady to receive concrete mix for a wall

The Reward Wall System com-
bines the tremendous strength of
steel reinforced concrete with the
insulating properties of expanded
polystyrene (EPS) to produce one
the most revolutionary wall sys-
tems in the history of home-build-
ing. And, a model is nearly fin-
ished on St. George Island, for
homeowner James DeMonia.
James explained to the Chronicle
that there was no limit to what
one could build with the Reward
wall system-standard single
story, two-story, multi-story, even
curved walls can be achieved!

steel instead of a grade 40. 1 put
steel in every cavity which is not
necessary. I put it in every row,
and that was not necessary. You
can still achieve hurricane loads
you need for this area without
that kind of over-building."
James was merely expressing an
exciting reaction as more and
more builders and consumers are
discovering the benefits of build-
ing with modified polystyrene
forms. Formerly used primarily
for foundations, expanded poly-
styrene (EPS) forms are now be-
ing used to construct walls from
the foundations to the roof.

steel reinforced concrete wall sur-
rounded by several inches of in-
sulating EPS. Each foam block'
weights approximately 5 pounds
and replaced 6 concrete masonry
units. Each Reward block coin-
cides with dimensional lumber, 1
which makes systems integration I
Easy and a perfect choice for resi-
dential and commercial applica-'
tions. The result is a
superinsulated, airtight, steel-
reinforced concrete post and
beam wall, 50 per cent stronge-r I
than a conventionally poured
home, many times stronger than
a concrete block wall. i |
The thickness of James
DeMonia's walls is 9-1/4 inches.
The concrete was handled and
poured by Jimmy Crenshaw of
Crenshaw Concrete, Inc. The de-
sign was done by Lee Benoit, Oui
Designs, Inc., local architect. Both
these individuals attended a Re-
gional Training Seminar and re-
ceived on-site training at the be-
ginning of this project.
James continued, "...Reward gives
you so much stronger wall sys-
: : ......

A view of the insulated form interior with rebar

James said, "..I'm trying to build
the most efficient and strongest
structure on St. George Island...
These blocks create a six-inch
post every 12 inches, and in my
house, putting steel in every one
of the cavities, creating a beam
every 16 inches that carries steel
in it. It's all load bearing. If you
stripped the forms off...it would
look like a waffle stood up on end
because between the post and
beams you still have 2-1/2 inches
of concrete. They've got debris
tests where they have shot 2x4s
at 125 miles-per hour and they
can't penetrate the thinnest part
of the concrete.."
"I'm building ... as a bunker. This
will be my home and a model
home featuring state-of-the-art
products throughout the house
from a vareity of well-known
manufacturers. I used a grade 60

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Brooks Concrete supplied
the specially mied concrete
which had to be pumped
through a hose to the
insulated forms.

The insulating concrete systems
(ICF) have been used successfully
in Europe for over 25 years and
are rapidly gaining market share
in the U. S. and Canada as the
many benefits are proving true
and energy and insurance costs
are increasing.
The list is long on the benefits of
the Reward Wall system. The ma-
terials are non-toxic: there is no
effect on allergies. Homes are qui-
eter with greatly reduced noise
pollution. They are also "air-light"
with greatly reduced air I1" '11 l1 ii i
The wall strengths arc able to
withstand natural and manrnmade
disasters. With regard I o i .1. \,
homes with Rcw.icld \\',ll systems
tend to have higher resale value
and lower maintenance. These
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ciencies with drastically lower
heating and cooling costs. For the
contractor and homeowner, no
special tools are required for con-
struction. Labor time is reduced,
and the building season is ex-
tended thereby. The materials are
lightweight and easy to work with.
And, as in the instance of James,
Reward tends to turn customers
into advocates.
Homes built using stay-in-place
jiar- ALnri.d i:rrr can look like any
Aij':r ivrrui '-lacco, wood siding
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.:-*I hris: Once the walls are
r t. .,[ 'i, electricianss simply cut
channels for cables and wire into
the forms. Plumtbers work in a
similar fashion, placing cold and
hot water lines in the insulation
after the concrete walls have set.
ICF residential homes and com-
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P -. ; .1, ..- 1 ,i resiliency and
r-. i, .:i-' faced with the de-
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tornadoes or hurricanes.
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Forms o:

Insulated Forms from
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dust, pollen and molds. (4) A
sound transmission class rating
of 49 means the noise of a
lawnmower running outside the
wall is reduced to a whisper in-
side. (5) Increased strength. Noth-
ing rivals steel reinforced concrete
for strength.
"You can put the Reward Wall sys-
tem on pilings if the pilings are
engineered for it..." James con-
cluded. "The R-value is so high
you're gonna be able to run and

f the front portion of Jimmy's house.

operate smaller heating and cool-
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insulation expense other than the
attic ... "
James' home is 2600 square feet,
heated and cooled. There are four
bedroom suites. Three of the bed-
rooms will have their own wet
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will just have the bathroom. "The
county required me to put one
aerobic system in and one septic
system for washing machines and
gray water."
The largest drawback he encotn-

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tered in the construction of the
home has been the higher con-
crete costs, but that should be
considerably reduced with the
proposed concrete plant in East-
pbint, just across the Bay. "You're
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Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait"
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The above Psalm to Life well describes the activities of the Philaco
Woman's Club as we approach the holiday season. Appropriate to the
season, we start by expressing appreciation.
Thanks to the members and their husbands who cooked and
served oysters to thousands of visitors at the Florida Seafood
Festival, to Laura Moody, who chaired the club effort, to the
Riverkeepers who shared the work and the fun, and to the Board
of Directors of the Festival who gave us the opportunity to par-
ticipate. The proceeds will help fund our local charities.
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benefit the American Cancer Society gate concession at the Fes-
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tive flora and making wreaths for our sale on November 24th
and 25th.
Thanks to Lynn Wilson Spohrer for inviting us to use her newly
renovated Sponge Exchange for our Holiday Wreath Sale.
Thanks to Alice Jean Gibbs who has generously donated a beau-
tiful original pastel of a marshland scene for us to use as a fund
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way between Apalachicola and Eastpoint on November 1 Ith.
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who have prepared, decorated, and delivered fruit trays tothe
Meals on Wheels recipients.
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Refreshments will be served at Benedict Hall following the program.
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Aston at 670-8385, so that we may arrange for a club member to
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At ~ __ The St _rt'Il

At The St,. Gorge Island
Civic Club

Cluster Housing

Proposal Brings

Out A Strong


SAt the recent Civic Club meeting
on St. George Island (16 Novem-
ber) Chuck Lardent, St. George
Island Resident, and member of
the Island Civic Club, was given
a few minutes to present a list of
his concerns about what he called
"questionable development on St.
George Island." Mr. Lardent dis-
tributed a seven page handout
involving "clustered" subdivision
developments. He said, 'Tract 34
on the East End is of immediate
and eminent concern, but others
are on the horizon." He said...,
Tract 34 is 7.39 acres, of which
60 per cent is wetland and not
developable. A site plan was filed,
providing for seven small row-type
houses clustered across the three
buildable acres, close to Gulf
Beach Drive.
On the 14th of November, the
Franklin County Planning and
zoning Commission recom-
mended approval of the site plan
and submitted its recommenda-
tion of approval to the County
Commission to meet on Tuesday,
21 November. Lardenf character-
ized his concerns with this lan-
guage, "There are grave concerns
about placing an essentially com-
mercial, high density, row-type
housing development in a resi-
dential area zoned for low-density,
one-house-per-acre develop-
ment." He invited civic club mem-
bers to attend the County Com-
mission meeting on November
21st. Mr. Lardent lives on Tract
Mr. Lardent is obviously opposed
to this development and admits
same as it is his right to do so. He
quoted from the P and Z review.
"...one P and Z (Planning and Zon-
ing) member glowingly described
the site plan as 'one of the best
ever presented'... and then moved
to approve the development."
"This P and Z member is also an
agent with Prudential. Obviously,
ethics be damned!"
Lambert's handout listed his ob-
jections. (1) There is a question of
wetland delineation and the like-
lihood of wetland intrusion. (2)
The incongruity of the row-type
housing will be incongruous to
adjacent properties, "its nec-atiAve
impact will also significantly tend
to alter the character bnd integ-
rity of the larger island commu-
nity..." (3) There are safety con-
siderations associated with this
style of high density development.
Mentioned here was the problem
of pressures and "fire flow" stan-
dards for water used in fire fight-
ing. (4] This is likely to set a pre-
cedent for similar. future devel-
Lardent's charge to the Civic Club
concluded with these words: "If...
(the) site plan is approved, the
result will be even worse than the
Mariner's Harbor fiasco. Unlike
East Bay Estates, there is no de-
velopmental concept searching for
developable land. Rather, it is an
environmentally constrained
tract, yielding only about three
acres suitable for development. It
provides no view of the bay, little
flexibility in house size and lay
out, and most likely, no redeem-
ing features. The seven houses are
portrayed across the southern
portion of the tract on lots .that
are 50 feet, or less, wide; they will
be high-density and clearly visible
from East Gulf Beach Drive, and
they will be incompatible with the
surrounding community. The
likelihood of a rental-house ghetto
is great. One of the noble objec-
tives of the Comprehensive Plan
was to reduce housing density;
therefore, it is ironic that recent
county actions (or inaction) ap-
pear to subvert its own plan."
Eric Lovestrand presented an in-
formative talk about the multiple
activities of the Research Reserve
in Apalachicola.

The Civic Club elected new offic-
ers as is the tradition every No-
President = Charles Breiinon

Vice President =

PaII Vest

Secretary = Janet Christenson

Treasurer =

Bob Gardner

The next meeting of the Club will
be the Christmas Party, Decem-
ber 14th at the Oyster Cove,

One More

Letter On


By Rene Topping
Carrabelle City Clerk Beckey
Jackson gave the commissioners
some disappointing news when
she reported at the Carrabelle City
regular commission meeting held
on November 2. She said that al-
though over 400 letters had been
sent out only ninety-nine had
been returned by residents.
Commissioner Phillip Rankin said
that he thought the people felt
that in signing they were putting
their property at risk.
There were also problems raised
about the fact that on some prop-
erties it will be necessary to have
equipment. Baskerville and
Donovan Inc, (BDI) Engineer Dan
Keck said, "The equipment is not
big; about the size of a manhole
Keck said that if the city cannot
get the easements signed the com-
missioners may lose the opportu-
nity for this special grant of $3
million from the State.
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection(FDEP) is the
department who will administer
the grant, He added that they are
the ones who are requiring that
all money spent on equipment be
maintained by the city to assure
the taxpayers that the money in-
vested in Carrabelle is not wasted.
The $3 million dollars is money
for construction of new sewer
lines which will enable more
people to be on sewer, Those who
have septic tanks will be required
to have sewer service if lines pass
their home.
Wrong Zoning To Be
Mayor Messer gave up his gavel
to Mayor Tempore Phillip Rankin
for a few moments when a zoning
resolution concerning his prop-
erty being changed from Ri to R2
was read. At the time that his
property was annexed into the city
it was given an R1 rating, and as
the mayor has a mobile home on
it should have been annexed as
R2. The resolution will be on the
December agenda for approval.

Lanark Beach

Residents Say

"No!" To Water

By Rene Topping
Every seat was filled at the regu-
lar meeting of the Lanark Village
Water and Sewer District held at
3 p.m. on Friday November 17.
Most of the crowd was comprised
of residents of the western quad-
rant of the LVWSD known as La-
nark Beach.
The residents had come to the
meeting and as they were not on
the agenda waited quietly until
Jim Lawlor Chairman of the three
person board said, "The floor is
open for any questions or com-
ments. It was as if the faucet
opened full stream as one after
another of the residents had their
One of the first questions was,
"Just where else are you planning
on expanding to?" said angrily.
Lawlor answered that the district
was contemplating and studying


Panhandle Players Enjoy "Curious Alan Pierce At
Savage" At Dixie Theatre A aT^ ri

By Tom Campbell
The Panhandle Players, the Com-
munity Theatre Group of Franklin
County, presented "The Curious
Savage, a comedy by John
Patrick December I and 2, 2000,
at the Dixie Theatre in historic
Apalachicola. Everybody in the
audience Opening Night seemed
to know a great many of the other
members of the community who
were there, and a grand time was
enjoyed by all.
There was indeed a real sense of
community and it was a demon-
stration of how richly rewarding
theatre can be.
Director Royce Hodge, who also
played the role of Titus, the Sena-
tor, said in his welcome that "the
Panhandle Players loved being in
the beautiful Dixie Theatre." The
performances, under Hodge's di-
rection, were inspired and appre-
ciative laughter and applause
continued throughout the play.
The premise in a few words was
that Mrs, Ethel Savage (beauti-
fully performed by Beth Blair) had
created a "foundation for giving
money away," and her selfish,
greedy children wanted to stop
her and keep the money for them-
selves. Samuel, the Judge (played
by Alex Moody), Lily Belle (Liz
Sisung), and the Senator (Royce
Hodge) all heightened their ava-
rice to a perfect comic degree, and
the audience thoroughly enjoyed
watching them get their "just rec-
ompense." Beth Blair had a de-

expansion of the water and sewer
from Spring Street to Alabama.
One woman stood up and said "I
have a great well. I really don't
wish to have your water." As
Lawlor started to say, "We have
and we will be expanding," his
comment was cut off as angry
cries of "WHY?" resounded to the
rafters of the hall.
Lawlor said that the LVWSD had
a responsibility to bring water and
sewer to the district. He added,
"Some want it and some don't."
He went on say that under Florida
Law F.S. 153 the district had that
The next question was "on install-
ing this water as far as Alabama-
when can we expect it to start?'
The District engineer Richard
Musgrave answered that it would
be at least 5 years.
Franklin County Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders who represents
that voting district spoke about
the recent Carrabell- City epanl-
sion and asked if it would be pos-
sible to emulate their $50 am-
nesty to take care of cost to the
residents by getting grants.
Lawlor said that was what they
were doing now, looking for
money to take care of it. He as-
sured the residents that 'The Dis-
trict is not looking to make
Lawlor said that right now the dis-
trict is planning and making stud-
ies. There were several questions
on the St. James Bay Develop-
ment. Lawlor said this was out of
the eastern end of the district and
"They would have to put up
money 'for the entire project." He
added that they would have to pay
for all equipment and would in-
clude a new well and that not one
cent of District money would go
into It.
The District Attorney Crawford
said that. there would have to. be
"several votes and public meet-
ings," He added that there might
be a different board,


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the CENTURY 21 System. Attendees included Marilyn and Mason
This exclusive event was held at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Se-
attle, Washington from October 22-24, 2000. Top producing sales
associates throughout the United States came together under one
roof to network with peers and share ideas.
Both have lived on St. George Island for 24 years. Mason came to the
island and started a construction company, which he had for 15 years,
and has been selling real estate since. Marilyn came from an Interior
Design career and has been in real estate on the island for the last 20
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lightful charm that had the audi-
ence solidly with her from the be-
ginning, helping to keep the play
on track.
Dr. Emmett (Tom Adams) and
Miss Wilhelmina (Jennifer Shan-
non) were excellent as the "pro-
fessional staff of the Cloisters.
The guests in the Cloisters were
Florence (Barbara Siprell),
Hannibal (Cooper Wood), Fairy
Mae (Amanda Loos), Jeffrey
(Royce Ralstead III) and Mrs.
Paddy (Judith Henderson) all had
a perfectly zany insanity that en-
Sdeared them to the audience and
ultimately blossomed in the de-
nouement. The comedy shows
that "there are a hundred ways of
saying 'I love you"' and many of
them are a great deal of fun.
Lighting Design was by Randy
Thompson, Props and Costumes
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Laura Moody and Royce Ralstead,
Prompter Pat Smith. The produc-
tion was beautifully staged with
a careful eye to detail and color,
adding to the total effect which
demonstrated clearly what Ms.
Savage suggests, that people
should "look for beauty every-
where and find goodness when
you can."
The audience thoroughly enjoyed
the Panhandle Players' produc-
tion of "The Curious Savage," and
many said they were already look-
ing forward to the musical pro-
duction scheduled for spring,

He also said that according to
Florida law if water and sewer
pipes pass by a residence that
residence will have to hook on to
the district lines and close down
their wells and separate their well
from the public supply.
Lawlor said that the Department
of Environmental Protection are
pressing them along with the
North West Florida Management.
In response to a question from a
resident he said that on the test
made for "hardness" of the Lanark
water the test revealed it was 2,5.
The resident said, "That is pretty
Lawlor thanked the people for
coming and suggested that it
would be probably a good idea to'
have a few of the Lanark Beach
people assured them that the dis-
trict would not advertise all pub-
lic meetings. He also informed
them that as residents within the
district any one of them could.
make application to be a commis-
sioner. He said that if someone
wanted thejob he would be happy
to step down. There was no re-
sponse to the offer.
All regular meetings are held at
Chillas Hall at 3 p.m. on the third
Friday of each month.


By Rene Topping
When the Alligator Point Taxpay-
ers Association (APTA), met on
November 1 Ith, County Planner
Alan Pierce was in attendance to
formally answer questions from
the Point residents. He said he
had hoped to have had the results
of a beach erosion study under-
taken by the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP), in
cooperation with the Army Corps
of Engineers (The Corps), but it
will probably be in before the
month is up.
Pierce assured the members that
as soon as it is in he will get in
touch with APTA Chairperson
Bunky Atkinson. He said prob-
ably there would be two presen-
tations of the finished study, one
for the county commission and
one for the Alligator Point resi-
He also said that Congressman
Allan Boyd had someone from his
office contact him prior to the
election, with the possibility that
there might be some federal
money to move the road in front
of the campground further back
from the beach.
Another piece of news was there
will be a State Park Ranger in resi-
dence at the newly opened Bald
Point Sate Park.
There was a reference to a woman
who slipped and was injured
when she was climbing on the
rocks just below the sidewalk
meant for people to fish from.
Pierce said that the county has
Pierce announced that Barry
Poole's renovation project at the
old Alligator Point Marina will
come before the Franklin County
Planning and Zoning Board on
Tuesday, November 14. Poole an-
swered questions on boat ramp,
access to the beach, events at the
marina causing traffic, parking,
Taylor Moore, who manages the
water company, said that he lives
right opposite and he has no prob-
lems with the renewed marina.
Poole said that the renovation and
building, "is not a project for the
weak," but he wanted to persevere
because he has had this dream
for a long time.

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There was a question on the
county commission's decision to
permit large vehicles to use the
beach at Dog Island, might affect
the beaches at the Point. Commis-
sioner Cheryl Sanders said that
the permission was for Utility and
Emergency vehicles to get to the
end of the Island where there is
no road, and it did not affect any
other beach.
There was discussion on the Clam
Aquaculture Project that is being
proposed for Alligator Harbor. In
reference to a meeting held at the
Alligator Point Fire Station. Sand-
ers said that there were people
from Carrabelle and Wakulla
County. She said that she wanted
the people to know that she
backed this venture as it would
make work for local fishermen.
Several people said that they did
not believe that the clams would
have a bad effect on the Point, as
clams filter the water and actu-
ally wind up cleaning it.
There will be a public hearing held
on the 32 leases proposed.
Atkinson said she was not
anti-clam. The discussion ap-
peared to end in a positive way.
Atkinson said she was proud of
the fact that 67 per cent of Point
voters came to the polls and voted.
Taylor Moore ended the meeting
reporting, "The water should be a
little cleaner as the treatment pro-
gram has just been started."
The next meeting will be held on
December 9th.


Service Awards

By Tom Campbell
Executive Director Bonnie
Stephenson of the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce an-
nounced this week that the
Chamber has presented three
Community Service Awards for
November of 2000. The awards
are meant to honor citizens who
have given outstanding service to
the community.
One of the Community Service
Awards went to Ms. Barbara
Revell. Stephenson said, "Barbara
Revell is the driving force behind
the saving and restoration of the
Crooked River Light Station, also
called the Carrabelle Lighthouse."

Continued on Page 7


8 December 2000 Page 7


Mirabelle Visits

Her "Beautiful

Lanark Village"

By Tom Campbell
Mildred Mirabelle is visiting her
daughter Kathleen Heveran on
Parker Avenue in Lanark Village.
Ms. Mirabelle first bought her
home in the village in the early
1950's, not long after World War
II ended. At that time, a one bed-
room was selling for "about
$5,000. Two bedroom for six or
seven thousand, and a three bed-
room for about $8,000."
She said she saw an advertise-
ment in the New York Daily News,
"where there was an area in
Florida that was selling homes for.

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She said that "Bill Ryan was the
owner of those homes," and Ms.
Mirabelle decided that she would
She said, "My husband John and
I were both native New Yorkers,
and we weren't ready for retire-
ment, but I decided I would come
down here to Lanark Village and
investigate. I was in my late thir-
ties. I phoned and made the ar-
rangements to fly down." She said
her husband John had to remain
in New York and work. At that
time, he worked for the U.S. Postal
As she talked, remembering those
days about 50 years ago, Ms.
Mirabelle seemed quite young and
vivacious. Her eyes sparkled with
the joyful memories. "Two hand-
some salesmen came to meet me,"
she said, smiling. "I remember I
wore a business suit, red shoes,
red cap and had a red purse. The
whole occasion was wonderful.
One salesman was a dear and
took very good care of me. I was
shown around, and the salesman
told me that the 'best buys are the
front units or the back units, be-
cause you can expand the house,
if you decide to.' I bought three
units that day."
She continued, "I noticed they
were still in the refurbishing pro-
cess, turning it into a retirement
community and calling it Lanark
Village. There were no paved
streets or sidewalks, but just dirt
roads. It still looked just like of-
ficers' quarters. But I fell in love
with the peace and serenity that I
found here. I made the purchase,
and I was wined and dined for
three days, feeling very special,
and I went home."
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husband's vacation came, he

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what I had bought. At that time,
there was a private beach. My
husband John fell In love with the
area and called it his 'Hawaii'. He
never wanted to go away, and he
usually swam every day. My
daughter Kathleen came to visit,
and she swam every day too. Her
dad taught her, and she was a
winner of a swimmer, from the
time she was very young-a swim-
mer who couldn't be beat."
Ms. Mirabelle explained that
many people believed that they
"lost their aches and pains in the
magical waters of Lanark Beach.
There was an inn, and many
people came to swim in the wa-
ters and get rid of their pains."
She came to think of Lanark Vil-
lage as her "beautiful Lanark Vil-
lage" and she and John loved their
new home. They eventually
bought the home'on Carlton and
Ms. Mirabelle said, "I loved that
home." From her window she
could see the woods nearby, and
John "would look out at the woods
and say he expected Adam and
Eve to come walking out."
John swam everyday, and one day
he swam all the way to Dog Is-
land and back. "He was a distance
swimmer," said Ms. Mirabelle,
"and he could float for long peri-
ods of time."
She said her husband "had a
musical soul." He played har-
monica, accordion, piano and or-
gan-all "by ear." He never stud-
ied music. "He had the touch of
an angel-a soft touch, and he
played from the soul,"
She and her husband were both
active in the village. They served
coffee at Chillas Hall, two or three
times a week. John would play the
harmonica or piano. "The crowd
sang with him. That continued for
several years. John Mirabelle was
loved by everyone. Even today,
people still talk about how loved
he was. I miss him too. It took a
while to get used to living alone.
But it has been good for me to
have my cat, Fluffy. He's beauti-
ful, and he talks to me. We talk to
each other. And he's a good lis-
tener too."
Ms. Mirabelle also made friends
in Carrabelle. "The school needed
some help and I became a volun-
teer. There were many good people
in Carrabelle and in Lanark. I
worked for eight consecutive
years-three days a week-teach-
ing grades K through third grade.
I never missed a day."
She worked with children who
had trouble learning, working in
the library with two or three stu-
dents together.
"One little guy," she smiled, "was
in first grade, and he was going
to be left back, because he had
tr8u.ble'learring I said I would
'take hifm under my wing' and
teach him math." It ended up that
he was promoted along with the
rest of his class.
Ms. Mirabelle said, "That little fel-
low came up to me and said,
Thank you, Ms. Mirabelle. I love
you.'- To this day, she said, many
former students say they are
grateful to her.
After eight years of volunteering,
at age 73, she decided she was
going to write instead of teach.
"Kathleen's son, Mark Blickley, is
a professional writer. He's my
grandson and he encouraged me
to write. He said I was a good
writer and he felt sure publishers
would print my; story about a se-
cret admirer. Mark loved that
story. My favorite," she smiled;,
"was The Clown.' I wrote stories
for many years." And she thor-
oughly enjoyed it.
As a matter of fact, Ms. Mirabelle
seems to enjoy everything she
does. 'Think positive," she smiled.
"It truly makes all the difference.":
Of that, Ms. Mirabelle is living


Community Service from
Page 6

Revell also is President of the Car-
rabelle Lighthouse Association,
which she helped to found and
organize in 1999. She is respon-
sible for helping to bring the State
Meeting of the Florida Lighthouse
Association to Carrabelle in Janu-
ary 2001. Over a hundred visitors
from around the state are sched-
uled to attend that state meeting
in Carrabelle.
Revell is also a contributing writer
for The Franklin Chronicle and the
Tallahassee Democrat. She and
her husband live in the St. James
community, east of Lanark Vil-
lage, in Franklin County.
Another of the Community Ser-
vice Awards went to Ms. Mary Ann
Shields. Executive Director
Stephenson said, "An organiza-
tion always needs a person with
the energy and zip to get things
moving and keep up the momen-
tum to get the goal accomplished.
Mary Ann Shields headed the
'fundraising committee that
matched the grant to build the
new library in Carrabelle."
The third Community Service
Award was presented to Raymond
Finn, who is a "relative newcomer
to the community," according to
Stephenson. "He immediately be-
came involved in our community,"
she said, "and is offering his ex-
pertise in designing our web site
to make Carrabelle more visible."
Raymond Finn and his wife own
land operate the Georgian Motel,
and he has his own web site
Stephenson also pointed out that
the Chamber "will again this year
judge the best decorated business
in the area." She said the Cham-
ber has "added homes to the con-
test. We are asking any home-
owner that wants to be judged to
call the Chamber office before
December 15, in order to be
judged on December 21, 2000. We
are offering $100 for first place,
$50 for second and $25 for third


Lewis Stanley Whitten
:Lewis Stanley Whitten. 58. of Carra-
,belle, FL. died on Friday. November
3. 2000 at Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital in Tallahassee. FL. A native of
Fairhope, AL. Mr. Whitten had lived
in Carrabelle for 21 years, moving
there from Alabama. He was a
shrimperr and attended the First As-
sembly of God Church in Carrabelle.
He is survived by his wife. Judy Smith
Whitten of Carrabelle: his three sons:
Luke Whitten of Belle Chasse, LA.
David Whitten of Fairhope. AL. and
Joshua Whitten of Carrabelle: his two
daughters: La Donna Cumbie of Ric
Oso. CA. and Brandy Smith of Carra-
belle: his mother. Mrs. Willafaye
Whitten of Fairhope, AL: one brother.
Richard Whitten of Charlotte. NC: one
sister. Mary Ann Thompson of
Fairhope, AL: and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Mon-
day. November 6, 2000 at the First
Assembly of God Church in Carra-
belle, with interment following in Ev-
ergreen Cemetery. also in Carrabelle.
Kelley-Riley Funeral Home, Carra-
belle, FL. in charge of arrangements.

Jessie M. Hogan
Jessie M. Hogan. 87, of Pittsburgh.
PA. died on Thursday, November 2.
2000 in Pittsburgh. Born in Port St.
Joe. FL. Mrs. Hogan had lived in Pitts-
burgh for the past 65 years. She was
a homemaker and of the Catholic
faith. She is survived by her sister.
Patricia Wilson of Apalachicola: nu-
merous nieces, nephew, other rela-
tives and friends. Funeral mass was
*held on Monday. November 6. 2000
at St. Patrick Catholic Church in
Apalachicola, with interment follow-
ing in Magnolia Cemetery, also in
,Apalachicola. Kelley Funeral Home.
SApalachicola, FL. in charge of arrange-

: John Robert Hance
;John Robert Hance. Sr.. 54, of Perry.
: FL, died on Wednesday, November 15.
2000 at Shands Hospital in
Gainesville, FL. Mr. Hance had lived
in Perry, FL since 1977, moving there
from Carrabelle. He had been em-
ployed by Buckeye Celluose Co. in
Perry. He was an Eagle Scout and was
Methodist by faith. He was a very lov-
ing and generous father & husband.
He is survived by his wife. Cecile
Hance of Perry; his three sons: Rob
Hance, Jr. of Crawfordville. Richy
Hance of Tallahassee, and Donnie
Hance of Perry; his father. Mr. Donald

Hance of Carrabelle: his sister, Harriet :,
Mosteller of Apalachicola; and two
grandchildren. Funeral services were
conducted on Sur:.i;,'. November 19.
2000 at the Carrabelle United Meth-
odist Church. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery In Carrabelle.
Serving as pallbearers were (Active)
Mr. Sherwin Odum. Mr. Buster Ratliff.
Mr. Sam Agnerr Mr. Bruce Buchanan.
Mr. Wayne Wiggins. and Mr. Prentiss
Crum: (Honorary) Mr. Zeke Corley and
Mr. Buzz Putnal. Kelley-Riley Funeral
Home, Carrabelle, FL, in charge of

Jane McKay
Jane McKay, 84. of Honesdale. PA.
formerly of Lanark Village. died on
Tuesday. November 14. 2000 in
Honesdale. A native of New York. NY.
Mrs. McKay had lived in Lanark Vil-
lage for many years before moving to
Honesdale to be near family. She was
a homemaker and Catholic by
faith. She is survived by her son.
Hugh McKay. III of Inglewood. CA:
her daughters. Jane Ganatra of
Honesdale, PA and Pam Steelman of
Fayetteville. AR: seven grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were conducted on Saturday.
November 18, 20001 at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Lanark Vil-
lage. Interment followed in Evergreen
Cemetery in Carrabelle. Kelley-Riley
Funeral Home. Carrabelle. FL. in
charge of arrangements.

Stanley P. Davies
Stanley P. Davies. 57. of Lanark Vil-
lage, died on Thursday. November 11.
2000. A native of Lowell. MA. Mr.
Davies had lived in Lanark Village for
about five years. He was a carpenter
and had served in the military. He is
survived by his daughter. Charlotte
Copley of Safety Harbor. FL; his
mother. Sophie Davies: and a grand-
child. Memorialization by cremation.
Kelley-Riley Funeral Home. Carra-
belle, FL. in charge of arrangements.

Hubert J. Sewell
Hubert J. Sewell. 87. of Lanark Vil-
lage, FL. died on Sunday. November
19. 2000 at Eden Springs in Medart.
FL. A native of Georgia. Mr. Sewell had
lived in Lanark Village for the past 20
years. He was a retired hardware
salesman, a member of the Curfew
Lodge #73 F&AM of Carrabelle. the
president of the Lanark Village Golf
Association. and a member of the La-
nark village community Church. He
is survived by his wife of 60 years. Mrs.
Gene Sewell of Lanark Village: his son.
Jeff Sewell of Carrolton. GA: his
daughter. Pat Funderburk of Roswell.
GA.; one brother. Alton Sewell of
Roswell, GA: two sisters. Frances
Harkey and Margaret Vagel. both of
Roswell. GA: three grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. Funeral ser-
vices will be held on Wednesday. No-
vember 22. 2000. 11:00 a.m. (EST),
at the Lanark Village Community
Church. Interment was held Friday.
November 24. 2000, 11:00 a.m. (EST).
at the Arlington Cemetery in Sandy
Springs. GA. Kelley Funeral Home.
850-653-2208, Apalachicola. FL. in
charge of arrangements.

Sadie Ford
Sadie Ford. 96. of Apalachicola. Fl.
died on Friday, November 24. 2000
at Shands Healthcare in Jacksonville.
FL. She was a native and life-long resi-
dent of Apalachicola. Sadie was a
homemaker and member of St. Paul
A.M.S. Church in Apalachicola. She
is survived by her daughter. Mrs.
Alveta Bowman of Jacksonville: her
granddaughter, Sharon Bowman War-
ren .and great-granddaughter.
Gabrielle Warren of Tampa: her care-
takers. (nephew) Louis & Retha
McCaskill of Apalachicola: many other
devoted nieces, nephews. cousins,
other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held on Saturday. De-
cember 2, 2000 at St. Paul A.M.F
Church. Interment followed in Mag-
nolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Kelley
Funeral Home, Apalachicola. FL. in
charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Sizemore
Mary M. Sizemore. 78. of Apalachi-
cola, FL. died on Monday. November
27, 2000 at her home. A native of
Rugby. ND. Mary had lived in
Apalachicola since 1946. She was a
former teacher at Brown Elementary
School in Eastpoint. and had worked
in the family business "Sizemore's
Hardware" in Apalachicola. She had
also owned & operated "Mary's Jew-
elry" in Apalachicola for many years
until her retirement. Mary was a mem-
ber of St. Patrick Catholic Church in
Apalachicola. She is survived by her
son, Ellis E. ("Little Red") Sizemore of
Apalachicola; her two daughters.
Lauralie Sutton of Apalachicola and
Michelle Sizemore of Tallahassee: two
brothers. Lawrence J. Pfeifer of Apple
Valley. CA and Louis Pfeifer of
Montrese. CA: seven grandchildren:
seven great-grandchildren and 1
great-great-grandchild. Mary was pre-
ceded in death by her daughter. Tanya
Patrick. Funeral mass was held on
Thursday. November 30; 2000 at St.
Patrick Catholic Church. Interment
followed in Magnolia Cemetery in
Apalachicola. Asked to serve as pall-
bearers were: Ellis Sizemore. Michael
Sizemore. Anthony Taranto. Elton
Hill. Louis Van Vleet. and Jook
Patrenos. Kelley Funeral Home.
Apalachicola. FL. in charge of arrange-


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Dakota David Gilbert
Dakota David Gilbert. infant son of
Devin Dasher & Dallas Gilbert, both
of Eastpoint. died on Friday. Novem-
ber 17. 2000 at Arnold Palmer Hospi-
tal in Orlando, He is survived by his
parents,: his brother. Tyler Gilbert of
Eastpoint its maternal grandparents:
Ann & Gearge Dasher of Eastpoint:
his pat-r'.. .: ; i'p.jrii-. Maida &
David lid.-:, ,.i Li.IIl.pllt Graveside
services were eld on Sunday. Novem-
ber 19, 2000 (at the Eastpoint Cem-
etery in East point Rev. Herman
Knapp. oaffcialed. Kelley Funeral
Home, Apalaclhicocla. FL, in charge of

Dorothea Edwards
Dorothea Edwards, 83. of Apalachi-
cola. died on Tu"-slda,- Nov:-hmber 21.
2000. She was Jil-1 j,.,. r'-...ernt of
Apalachicola. a r.-p r- l I-,,. :,L- I' i- &
homemaker and was Methodist by
faith. She is survived by her niece. Jeri
Jones of Apalachicola; and her great-
nephew. Jeffrey Jones. also of
Apalachicola. Graveside services were
held on Wednesday, November 22.
2000 at Magnolia Cemetery in
SApalachicola. Kelley Funeral Home.
Apalachicola. FL. in charge of arrange-

Gordon Russell Smith
Gordon Russell Smith, 67. of St.
George Island. FL, died on Wednes-
day, November.15. 2000. A native of
Elliott. IA. Mr. Smith had lived on St.
George Island since 1996. moving
there from Clayton, MO, He had been
vice president of corporate communi-
cations for the Hill-Knolton Corp. He
had served in the'United States Army
Sand was Methodist by faith. He is sur-
vived by his wife. Elaine Feehan of St.
George Island; two sons. Christopher
Smith of Sydney. Australia and Kevin
Smith of St. Paul. MN: one brother.
Sherwood Smith of Fort Wayne. IN:
and one granddaughter. Lauren Smith
of Sydney Australia. Funeral services
and interment were held in Elliott. IA.
Kelley Funeral Home. Apalachicola.
FL, in charge of local arrangements.

SClifford H, Causey
Clifford H. Causey. 64. of Eastpoint.
died on Thursday. November 16.
2000. A native Of Miami. FL. Mr. Cau-
sey had been a resident of Eastpoint
since 1990. He was a retired firefighter
with the Miami Fire Department. and
he was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Eastpoint. He is survived
by his wife. Shirley Causey of East-
point: five sons: Eric Causey of Car-
rabelle. James Causey & Tommy Cau-
sey. both of Hollywood. FL. Henry
Causey of Powder Springs. GA, and
Leif Causey of Naples. FL: one daugh-
ter. Iris Travis of Hollywood. FL: five
brothers: Floyd Causey of Carrabelle.
David Causey of Miami. Raymond
Causey of Helen. GA. Gene Causey of
New York. and Richard Causey of
Moore Haven. FL: fifteen grandchil-
dren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral
services were held on Monday. Novem-
ber 20. 2000 at the First Baptist
Church of Eastpoint. Interment fol-
lowed in the Eastpoint Cemetery.
Kelley Funeral Home. Apalachicola.
SFL, in charge of arrangements:

i Donald Parker Totman
;Donald Parker Totman. 86. of
SApalachicola. FL. died on Thursday.
November 23. 2000 at Bay Medical
!Center in Panama.City.. Born in
Chesterhill, OH. Mr. Totman had lived
in Apalachicola for 70 years. He
: worked for the Apalachicola Post of-
fice for 43 years, retiring as Postmas-
ter. He was in the National Guard for
over 30 years, was a volunteer fire-
man for 57 years for the Apalachicola
V.F.D. where he also served as secre-
tary and treasurer, and was a mem-
ber of the Trinity Episcopal Church
in Apalachicola. He is survived by his-
children: Rev. Glenn Totman of En-
terprise. AL and Mary Ann Siprell of
Apalachicola: one brother. Lloyd
Glenn Totman of Cincinnati. OH:
six grandchildren and 3 great-
Sgrandchildren. Funeral services were
held on Monday. November 27. 2000
at Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola. Interment followed in
Magnolia Cemetery also in Apalachi-
cola. Father Joseph McKnight. offici-
ated. Kelley Funeral Home. Apalachi-
cola. FL. in charge of arrangements.

Frances A. Mathis
Frances A. Mathis. 66. of Eastpoint.
died on Monday. November 20. 2000.
Born in Brinson. GA. she had lived
her life in Eastpoint. She was a home-
maker and member of the United Bap-
tist Church in Eastpoint. She is sur-
vived by her husband. Thurmanr H.
Mathis of Eastpoint: her son. Randall
Mathis of Anahuac. TX: former
daughter-in-law. Gail Hollenbeck of '
Eastpoint: her parents. Jimmy Lee
Shiver and. Louise Coutu. both of
Eastpoint; five brothers: Bobby Shiver
and Kenneth Shiver, both of East-
point. Lanny "Tarzan" Shiver of Ar-
kansas, Steve Shiver of Anahuac, TX.
and Buddy Shiver of Sumatra: five
sisters: Alice Lolley and Jeannie
Tindall, both of Eastpoint. June
Brown of Magnolia. AR. Margie
I McAplin of High Island. TX. and
Wanda Sargent of Texas: two grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, November 22. 2000 at the
United Baptist Church. interment fol-
lowed in the Eastpoint Cemetery in
Eastpoint. Rev. Bobby Shiver offici-
ated. Kelley Funeral. Home. Apalachi-
cola. FL._in charge of arrangements.


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By Tom Campbell

Executive Director of the Carra-
belle Area Chamber of Commerce,
Bonnie Stephenson, announced
this week that the Chamber
Christmas Social will be held Fri-
day, December 8th at 6:30 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Palms Act'ilv.

The Carrabelle Palms Activity
Room is located across from Car-
rabelle Beach and behind the RV
Park Store.,

Stephenson said the "meat will be
provided by Gulf State Commu-
nity Bank and prepared by
Jimmie Crowder." Chamber mem-
bers and guests are to "bring a
side dish or finger food." Table
service and drinks will be pro-
vided. Stephenson said, "Come
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She also said that the five Direc-
tors positions for 2001 will be
filled by Ron Walters, David But-
ler, Tony Minichiello, Sandi
Crowder and Lorraine Daniel.

Officers for the Chamber for 2001

* Ron Treutel, President
* Sheila Hauser, Vice President
* Rene Topping, Secretary
* Linda Madden, Treasurer

Concerning the Riverfront Festi-
val Food Veidors, Stephenson
said, "We are offering the Cham-
ber members first choice on the
food vendors. There will be NO
duplications on food this year,"

Those interested in positions as
food vendors should contact
David Butler at Gulf State Com-
munity Bank, or phone the
Chamber office, in order to sign
up. Deadline for Chamber mem-
bers is December 15. After this
date, the remaining spaces will be
offered to the non-profit organi-
zations that are not members, and
then to the commercial people.


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No
Date of this Notice 11/29/00 Invoice No. 7152
Description of Vehicle: Make Oldsmobile Model Cutlass ,,lor Gray
Tag No FIIRDP Year 1991 Stae Texas_ VinNo. IG3NL54U6MM014359

To Owner: Diane M. Ford To Lien Holder:
4711 Smooth Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77053

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/15/00 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien tot
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 191.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 15.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 12/21/00 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the

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

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Stephenson said the 11th Annual
Riverfront Festival promises to be
"one of the best yet." She said the
chamber hopes to have 100 per-
cent cooperation of the city.

Real Estate

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cember 1-7 at 6:30 p.m. .This
re-enactment of the story of
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portraying the shepherds in the
fields, Mary and Joseph's arrival
in Bethlehem, and the adoration
of the baby by the shepherds and
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tableaus. Admission is free and
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (h) File No.
Date of this Notice 10(/02/00 i,,,,,, N. 7106
Description of Vehicle: MakeFor Model lliPKCOl,. Blue/Brown
Tag No Year 1977 state FL .vinNo. FIOBNY32820

To Owner: Kevin Shirah To Lien Holder:
151 15th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/13/00 at the request of APD/FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien ifr
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 191.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of S 15.0(1(0 Iroim
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 10/26/00 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

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''-.t,,. r n:. /Motel on Highway
98 In Lanark Village for rent,
lease or sale. Ready to go. Call
Tea-cart of solid walnut with
Ibld out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
Iowa furniture makers. Please
call 850-385-4003.

Alligator Point, new, 3BR/2BA
home furnished or unfurnished
for '4,(50 per month plus de-
poit. Please call 984-0151.

1'ii~-li' House clients are in
need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat-
tresses, chest of drawers. If you
can provide any of the above,
please contact our office at 653-
3313. Thanks.

5,815 sq. ft. commercial build-
ing with 7 storage units located
on 215'x250' lot in the Lanark
Village Retirement Community.
$238,000. Call 850-697-3395
(697-3183 nights/weekends).

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PO, Box 708 Carrabelle, Florida (850) 697-2181 or 697-3870

S Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!!
You still havle tie to buy yourself a get-away
fir Christias!

Lovely 3BR/2BA DW in Panacea, excellent condition, fenced yard, 2
.ti 11.i sheds, greenhouse, carport, sits on 2 lots in a nice neighbor-
hood. $48,900.00

Singlewide MH on 2 fenced lots, across from Kiddie Park, 2BR/1BA,

4 acres zoned residential homes only, fronts on paved road, can be
subdivided, city water available. $35,000.00

T Fnnh i


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File N.
Date of this Notice 08/16/00 lni,,ceN. )6077
DX'scription olVehicle: Make Ford Model Escor L Color While
Tg No YeNar __ Stlale FL Vin N,. IFAPP9596KW22307

To Owner: John Davis Shiver on Lien Illdcr:
P.O. Box 394'
Eastpoint. FL 32328

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 191.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate ofS 15.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and eachi of you are herebyn lot'ifed that on 9/2 /( 10 at 12:(0)0 noon
o'clock, the vei,,, I. ii, ,,i ,I. I above will bhe sold at public auction
lt: 461 HWY q9 EASTPOINT, FL Frolm the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF (-O\ NLis ll 'lIP Ilc, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the

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


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dale of this Notice 08/16/00 Ii,,mce No. 6085
Description ol Vehicle: Mlake Chevy Model CelhrilCy oloei Bit' vI
Tag No. Year 1986 State Ohio \nv No. 2G A\\27R4G 119442

To Owner: Renshaw Delight To Lien Holel
2216 E. 80th
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

You and each of you are hereby notified 1hi tha e hbo\e vehicle \as towed an
08/05/00 at the request of APoD tha kl tl ihic s i ill ti
possession at the address noted below, They the undcrilnledl lauin lien for
towing, storage and cost, The vehicle \\ ini e oi k atr0il[0 Ii .3.l day,- (iV t0le ldate of
impound free of prior ili., PLaymeni y the alb~sv A' NittIee tohe ttamount
$ 191.00 plus storage chilge's o1t. titl t lvlte lti l' sl lut0 lioltl
the date hereof will he sutlficint tto redem the V t hicle tihm1 the lien Iof the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Situlte I ?(-

NO I 1t'. OF I tlll I I OtSU1RE OF il \'AN) OFl l\ II \T'TO SELL
\ I lilt I I Pt'RSl'ANTI'
To subsectli'on <) of i lo'Ulda 'n.n 71,t7S
You and each otf you are nherey notilied IhIa( o'n 1Ji.," .jU 121)0 4oon
o'clock, the vehicle deoined above tIL lb e Uld al puttlie tluction
atl: Jr, I l1 'i I \ II' lIN I F_) Nottm the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage hillges plitu all cosis ItteilltdIng cost for this sale. -Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk ot the Ciruit Cou t,
You and each oftyou aire urged to mttak satisl'ac"Lry altIangenCtn.s to pay a1ll
charges and sltke possession l' the said vehicle In older to obtain a release of the
vehicle you musl present personal indenlification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, 6 cgistlioni. etc,l) at the address below and pay tihe
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

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The Franklin Chronicle

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8 December 2000 Page 9

Lighthouse from Page 1

From left: Ann DeLoney, Laurel Newman, Tom Campbell,.
Barbara Revell; kneeling front: David Butler. The five
founding members of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association
from July 1999.
erty or to celebrate the comple- He provided a report to the U.S.
tion of park development. Please Air Force on the Cape San Bias
let us known if a ceremony has Lighthouse, which he did, and
been scheduled." offered to provide a similar report

In another development, Cullen
Chambers, Lighthouse Preserva-
tion Consultant, wrote a letter to
Ms. Revell, stating: "As I indicated
in my email to you, I perform one
Pro-Bono report a year to
Non-profit Organizations. I would
be most happy for Crooked River
to be my 2001 Report. I thought
that since your organization is
hosting the FLA meeting next year
(Florida state-wide Lighthouse
association meeting) that I would
try to time my site visit to that
time frame. I will need access. to
the interior of the Lighthouse for
the better part of an entire day
and maybe part of a second day,
depending on the extent of

on the Crooked River Lighthouse
"at no charge to your organiza-
Ms. Revell said she was "thrilled"
by both segments of the good
news about the Carrabelle Light-
house. She also said that she
hoped to get together the five
people who originally decided to
pursue the organization of the
Carrabelle Lighthouse Associa-
tion, back in 1999. Ms. Revell said
she would like to get a photo of
the five original "founders" of the

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Philips from Page 1

gibles as society, guidance, com-
panionship and sexual relations.
On June 22nd, Defendant Olivier
Monod answered the Phillips
complaint with an affirmative de-
fense, alleging that Ms. Phillips
and her husband were "...guilty
of negligence and said negligence
was the proximate cause of any
injuries Plaintiffs may have sus-
tained and, therefore, Plaintiffs'
damages would be diminished in
accordance with the principles of
comparative negligence.
Referring again to Black's Law
Dictionary, comparative negli-
gence involves measuring negli-
gence in terms of percentage, and
any damages allowed shall be di-
minished in proportion to amount
of negligence attributable to the
person for whose injury, damage
or death recovery is sought. Many
states have replaced contributory
negligence acts or doctrines with
comparative negligence. Where
negligence by both parties is con-
current and contributes to injury,
recovery is not'barred under such
doctrine, but plaintiffs damages
are diminished proportionately,
provided his/her fault is less than
the defendant's and that, by ex-
ercise of ordinary care, the plain-
tiff could have avoided conse-
quences of defendant's negligence
after it was or should have been
Moreover, Monod alleged in his
Answer to the Phillip's complaint,
the claim for damages are subject
to reduction to the extent that
such damages were compensated
or subject to compensation by
"collateral sources"... The case file
contains a long list of medical ex-
penses paid through workman's
compensation insurance, to the
amount of $80,490.74.

fo The



Antiques d Collectibles

Special lizLn
A In N Utloes

170 Water Street
H storic Downtown.'
Ap Ralchlco I, FL
(850) 653-3635

A Lt iq ee blevd of
Oantlqt es, naatlcal
items, fjuritLre,
collectibles, art,
books and many

mwor e distictive
accev t pieces.

LookJor tke big tln sthed
on 170 Water Street
long tke klstoric
Apalachicola River.

P.O. Box 9
Apalacklcola, FL 32329
Lind'ct & Harry Arnold, Owners



// medicine

By mid-November 2000, Connie
and Tom Phillips had amended
their complaint to charge that
Monod et al reattached the sec-
tion of railing which fell. "In do-
ing so, they removed nails, added
screws and otherwise altered, de-
stroyed and/or damaged the evi-
dence in this case. As a result, the
Plaintiffs ability to prove their
lawsuit has been significantly
impaired," they charged in their
amended complaint.
Mediation sessions were ordered
twice by Judge Steinmeyer with-
-out result as of this date, accord-
ing to documentation in the court
file. The attorney for Connie
Phillips is J. Bruce Bowman (Tal-
lahassee) and for Defendant
Olivier Monod, Scot B. Copeland

Senior Citizens
Invited To Philaco
Woman's Club

All senior citizens are invited to
attend the annual Philaco
Woman's Club Christmas Pro-
gram. The Philaco Chorus, led by
Eugenia Watkins, will inspire us
with holiday music on Thursday,
December 14th, 3:00 p.m., at the
Historic Trinity Episcopal
Church. Refreshments will be
served at Benedict Hall' following
the program. Senior citizens re-
quiring transportation are en-
couraged to call Farris Aston at
670-8385, so that we may arrange
for a club member to escort you.
The program is presented at no
charge a a community service

Carrabelle Commissioners Vote To

Permit Bevis To Continue

Creosote Pilir ij, Approved By
By Tom Campbell
City of Carrabelle Commissioners
in their Public IlHe:.rl- '.Ionday,,
December 4, 2000, Il-..ir' Aftor-
ney David A. Theriaque present
evidence that the creosote ',.i;i-;
put in the Carrabelle River .b I i
ber Island by Joseph Thomags
Bevis "presented no danger" and
"there was no damage since the
pilings are over 55 years old,"
Attorney Theriaque offered seven
exhibits as proof, including a let-
ter from the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) that
explained there would be "no
damage from these creosote pil
ings, since they are over 55 years
old" and there is evidence of
"growth on the pilings, including
oysters and barnacles." Because
of the growth, there is no more
leeching from the creosote.
DEP stated that any future use of
creosote pillii., "will be treated on
a case by case basis." Any person
requesting use of such pilings
would have to show that there is
evidence of "no water quality dam-
The attorney asked "for two
things: one, that the creosote pil-
ings regarding the travel lift" be

approved, so that Bevis could con-
tinue with his work, and two, "ex-
tend the build-out date to Octo-
ber 31, 2001." He asked that the
commissioners "try to have a
spirit of cooperation" for such a
project which will offer improve-
ment to the Carrabelle economic
After some questioning by the
commissioners, they asked City
Attorney Doug Gaidry for his
.,pi,; in Gaidry stated that it "ap-
pears to me the state thinks there
is no problem with these pilings
.. and they are probably all right."
He advised the commissioners to
vote "tonight to permit," which the
commissioners did without objec-
The Development of Regional Im-
pact (DRI) was amended so that
it states that only "what is now
placed in the water" will be used,
regarding pilings. Also, the devel-
opment order should be amended I
to read "area of critical concern."
The spirit of cooperation which
had been requested was strongly
in evidence as the commissioners
ended their meeting.
Regular meeting of City Commis-
sion. City of Carrabelle, is sched-
uled for Thursday, December 7,
2000, at 7 p.m. at the Carrabelle
Senior Center on Avenue F.

Related story on Page 1 and 10 (State Looking to Cancel

A History Of Lease 3407-A

By The Division Of Stale
On May 7, 1985, the Board of
Trustees approved an exchange
agreement with McKissack Prop-
erties, Inc. (McKissack), which
conveyed into state ownership
approximately 49 acres of prop-
erty on Timber Island, Carrabelle,
Florida. In exchange, McKissack
received property located in Dade
County, valued at approximately
$7. million dollars. At the same
time, the Board of Trustees ap-
proved a lease to the Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority (CPAA)
for the property received in the
McKissack exchange, less two
acres to be used for a Marine Pa-
trol station. The CPAA was cre-
ated by a special act of the Florida
Legislature (Chapter 86-464,,
Laws of Florida).
Lease No. 3407, between the
Board of Trustees and CPAA. was
for a thirty-yea- period with an
option to renew for two succes-
sive ten-year periods. The purpose
of the lease was for the CPAA to
develop the property into a sea-
food industrial park. The lease
contained a provision that the
lease would be subject to can-
Scellation by the Trustees after the
initial 5 years if the proposed sea-
food industrial park had not been
substantially developed and at
least 50 percent of the property
subleased by that time. The lease
provided that the CPAA would pay
an Annual Base Rent and an Ad-
ditional Variable Rental to the
Board of Trustees on an annual
basis for all property subleased.
The Annual Base Rent was to
have been established by a mar-
ket value appraisal of the prop-
erty. The Additional Variable
Rental, which was intended as a
means, of revenue sharing be-
tween the CPAA and the Board of
Trustees would be established on
a case by case basis by the CPAA
and the Board of Trustees during
the joint negotiation of subleases.
On April 21, 1987, the BOT ap-
proved an amendment to Lease
No. 3407. The amended lease,
number 3407-A, replaces and
supersedes Lease No. 3407. Lease
No. 3407-A added 114,127.2

Helen Nitsios, MD
Diplomate American Board of
Internal Medicine

Dr. Nitsios is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She offers full
primary care services, including acute visits, routine physical,
cervical pap smears, and treatment of chronic adult medical ill-
nesses such as diabetes, lung disorders, high blood pressure,
heart problems, and stomach and intestinal disorders, just to
name a few. She is especially interested in preventive medical
services both for men and women, which include screenings for
osteoporosis, breast, colon and prostate cancers. For specialty
care, Dr. Nitsios coordinates referrals to specialists in Panama
City and Tallahassee as needed.
Dr. Nitsios went to medical school at New York Medical College
and the University of Maryland. She subsequently completed a
three-year adult medicine training program at the University of
Maryland and is on staff at Weem's Memorial Hospital in
Dr. Nitsios has three convenient locations to meet your needs in
Apalachicola, Carrabelle and Port St. Joe.
Please call us with any questions at the number listed below.
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square feet of sovereignty sub-
merged lands to the leased area;
required prior written approval by
the Board of Trustees for any sub-
leases of uplands or sovereignty
submerged lands included in the
lease area; provided for activities
other than those listed to be per-
mitted on the leased area with
Board of Trustees prior approval
sought 60 days before the pro-
posed activity is to commence;
provided that the leased premises
and any structures and equip-
ment located thereon be main-
tained in good condition and good
state of repair; provided that fee
simple title can only be encum-
bered by a leasehold interest:
added appropriate submerged
land restriction language; added
non-discrimination paragraph;
provided that any sublease shall
incorporate the lease by reference
and attachment.
On October 25. 1988, the Board
of Trustees approved an amend-
ment to Lease No. 3407-A which
abated the previous requirements
for the Authority to pay an An-
nual Base rent, and Additional
Variable Rental, and the require-
ment for a market value appraisal
for the subleased area. Instead
the amendment required the Au-
thority to submit an independent
detailed, financial audit covering
a five-year period from January
1, 1989, through December 31.
1994, for review by the Board of
Trustees. After review and evalu-
ation of the financial report, the
Board of Trustees will determine
if the Authority is receiving suffi-
cient revenue to provide an an-
nual payment to the Board of
Subsequently, on June 6, 1995,
the Board of Trustees approved
another amendment to the lease
with the Authority requiring an-
nual financial audits beginning
with the fiscal year January 1,
1995 through December 31,
1995, with the first audit due on
or before March 31, 1996.
On September 4, 1991, the Au-
thority entered into a sublease
with Bevis and Associates Inc.
(Bevis) and the Board of Trustees
approved the sublease on Octo-
ber 10, 1991. The sublease to
Bevis includes approximately 7.5
acres of upland and 1.91 acres of
submerged land. Bevis manufac-
tures boats and operates a ma-
rina repair and maintenance ser-
vice on the subleased property. In
order to take boats out of the wa-
ter for repair, Bevis began the con-
struction of a travel-lift facility on
submerged land, which was
thought to be included in the sub-
lease. Once construction had be-
gun, a survey revealed that the
submerged land to utilized by the
travel-lift is state owned and ad-
joins, but is not a part of the sub-
merged land leased to the Author-
ity and then subleased to Bevis.
Bevis halted construction and
began the process to obtain a sub-
merged land lease from the Board
of Trustees. Further research re-
vealed that sufficient uplands
were not contained in the Bevis
sublease to give the repairing in-
terest required for the submerged
land lease. Therefore, on Novem-
ber 13, 1998, the Authority en-
tered into an amendment to the
Bevis sublease to add the .06 of
an acre of uplands so that Bevis
could apply for a submerged land
lease to continue the construction
of the travel-lift facility. The
completion of the travel-lift will
enhance the current marine re-
pair and maintenance portion of
the business. Bevis currently pays
a lease fee of $2,090 per month
to the Authority and an increase
in the sublease fee of $12 per
month for the additional .06 of an
acre was negotiated by the Au-
thority based on the current per
acre lease fee.

The amendment to the tevis suu-
lease was subsequently sent to
the Division of State Lands (DSL)
to be submitted for Board of
Trustees approval. DSL delayed
submitting the sublease amend-
ment for approval pending the
outcome of a lawsuit filed in
March 1999, against the Author-
ity and Bevis by the City of Car-
rabelle (City). The lawsuit alleged
that Bevis violated 12 provisions
of the 1991 Sublease Agreement
and the DRI Development Order
and the City was requesting the
right to cancel the sublease. On
June 8. 2000, a Final Judgment
on the case was issued finding
That each of the 12 allegations had
no merit.
In September 2000, as the De-
partment began the process to
schedule the Bevis amendment to
sublease for Board of Trustees
approval, the City again filed a
lawsuit against the CPAA. The
City is seeking to appoint four
members to the CPAA simulta-
neously and the CPAA maintains
the members are to be appointed
Sand serve staggered terms as out-
lined in Chapter 86-484(3)(1),
Laws ofFlorida. The Judge in the
case has issued an injunction
against the CPAA stating they can
conduct no business.
Since the Timber Island property
was leased to the CPAA in 1985
Sand a portion subleased to Bevis
in 1991, continuous conflict be-
tween the CPAA, the City and
Bevis resulted in several lawsuits.
In 1998, the City requested that
the Legislature abolish the CPAA.
Although several other businesses
have expressed an interest in sub-
leasing property from the CPAA
at various times over the years.
the Bevis sublease remains the
only sublease entered into by the
CPAA. All the income from this
sublease has been utilized by the
CPAA to pay its operating ex-
penses and attorneys fees and the
Board of Trustees has not real-
ized any share of the revenue gen-
erated. Considering the Bevis
sublease and the four acres now
leased to the Marine Patrol (2
acres in the original lease and 2
acres recently added), there re-
mains approximately 37 acres of
state owned land leased to the
CPAA, some of which is water
front, that has revenue generat-
ing potential.
In October 1996, an audit was
performed by the Department of
Environmental Protection's (De-
partment) Office of Inspector Gen-
eral. The audit report recom-
mended that the Division of State
4 Lands (DSL) inform the CPAA that
their performance is unsatisfac-
tory and give them a reasonable
time in which to submit a formal
development plan complete with
an amended Development of Re-
gional Impact (DRI), and engi-
neering and financial feasibility
studies if needed. The report fur-
ther recommended that once the
documents were reviewed, an
amendment that the rent pay-
ment clause in the lease should
be considered that would allow
reasonable compensation to the
In February '1997, the Depart-
ment sent a letter giving the CPAA
18 months to submit the docu-
ments recommended in the above
described audit report. In Febru-
ary 1998, the Department sent a
reminder letter to the CPAA re-
garding the deadline. To date,
none of the documents requested
by the Department have been pro-
vided by the CPAA and no addi-
tional subleases have been initi-
In the past, Bevis has requested
that the property he subleases be
removed from the CPAA lease and
leased directly to him from the
Board of Trustees due to the in-
ability of the CPAA and the City
to work together. Mr. Bevis has
again made the request. In June
1998, the CPAA requested that
their lease with the Board of
Trustees be terminated, however.
they later withdrew the request.





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The Franklin Chronicle

Golf Course from Page 1
Lee Edminston of the Research Reserve voiced his main concern for
the 50 foot buffer, citing his fear that a precedent was being set irn the
context of new development likely to follow. Former Franklin County
Sheriff Warren Roddenberry spoke in favor of the plan, citing the lack
of environmental degradation at another golf course nearby, in Wakulla
County-Wildwood. Willard Vinson and consultant Helgie Swanson
also spoke against the project. There were others addressing the Com-
missioners. Finally, Richard Deadman of the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA) indicating that "DCA was happy with the plan".
Cheryl Sanders led the motions for approving the three-tiered docu-
ments. Appeals from this decision may be now taken in the 45-day
period following county approvals.


(From left) Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis, Cheryl Sanders
and County Attorney Al Shuler.
State Looking... from Page 1
The meeting, billed as a "Cabinet Aides Workshop" presented a his-
tory of the Lease and another briefing paper called "Summary Carra-
belle Port Authority Issues." The last document read, in part:
"Over the years, there has been continuous conflict and many
lawsuits between the Authority, the City of Carrabelle and
Bevis. Although others expressed an interest in subleasing
property from the Authority at various times, the Bevis sub-
lease remains the only sublease entered into by the Author-
On October 10, 1996, an audit was performed by DEP's Of-
fice of Inspector General. The audit report recommended that
the Division of State Lands inform the Authority that their
performance is unsatisfactory and give them a reasonable
time in which to submit a formal development plan complete
with an amended DRI and engineering and financial feasibil-
ity studies if needed. The report further recommended that
once the documents were reviewed, amendments to the rent
payment clause in the lease should be considered that would
allow reasonable compensation to the state.
In February 1997, the Department sent a letter giving the
Authority 18 months to submit the document recommended
in the above described audit report.
Since that time there have been various law suits filed and
heard, however, to date none of the documents requested by
DEP in 1996 have been provided by the Authority and no
additional subleases have been initiated.
In 1998, Bevis requested an amendment to his sublease in
order to add .06 of an acie in order to build a travel lift for a
boat repair and maintenance business. The amendment to
sublease was executed by the Authority, however, the City of
Carrabelle filed a lawsuit alleging that Bevis had violated his
sublease, therefore, the amendment was not sent for BOT
approval. The lawsuit was recently resolved with an Order
stating there was no merit to the allegations. As the Depart-
ment started the process to schedule the Bevis amendment
to sublease for BOT approval, the City of Carrabelle filed yet
another lawsuit alleging that four members of the Authority
have been seated improperly. The Judge in the case issued
an injunction against the Authority stating they "conduct no
In view of the history of the Timber Island Property there is
the question of whether it would be in the interest of the BOT
to cancel the lease.with the Authority."



Group Starts Up

On The Point
By Rene Topping
A newly formed environmental
group held their first meeting on
Saturday, November 11 immedi-
ately following the regular
monthly meeting of the Alligator
Point Taxpayers meeting. The
group has chosen the name Alli-
gator Point Environmental Con-
servation Organization. Inc.
(APECO). The president is Roy
Duverger, vice-president is Vicki
Barnett and secretary/treasurer
is Beth Hayes. The membership
at this first meeting was 18 and it
included two German visitors.
According to Duverger the APECO,
will keep watch over wildlife and
study various species in the area
from Alligator Point all the way to
They are presently doing an on-'
going study at the newly opened
Bald Point State Park to find out
how many different species of liz-
ards, salamander and frogs in
that area. Two people volunteered
to follow up on this study once a
week with photographs and writ-
ten reports.
Another interesting study being
undertaken is to tag the Monarch
Butterflies that pass this way and
try to track where they go trom
here on their annual migrations.:
They succeeded in catching and
tagging 49 butterflies and caught
one with a tag from the Carolinas.
The study is in conjunction with
the University of Kansas.
Vicki Barnett said that they had
a very successful year for the
turtle hatching. In part this was
the cooperation of residents on
the Point who used special lights.
There was a total of 63 nests. Five
nests were raided, three by rac-
coons and two by foxes or coyotes.
The APECO are taking an inter-
est in both the Horseshoe Crabs
and the Manatees. There have
been several sightings of mana-
tees in the Alligator Harbor. The
will of the organization is to get
educational signs in place.
There was a discussion as to the
effect the ARVIDA (was St. Joe
Land Development) will have on
the area.
If you are interested In more in-
formation or wish to join in some
of its activities you can contact
Roy Duverger at 349 2007. The
next meeting will be held imme-
diately following the APTA meet-
ing (approximately 10-10:15 am)
on December 9.


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