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Volume 14, Number 18 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER September 2 15, 2005

Out Of Katrina's Reach

By Sue Cronkite
Monster hurricane Katrina roared
across the tip of Florida, into the
Gulf of Mexico, straight toward
Apalachicola Bay, then swung
west, mercifully, for those of us
on the Forgotten Coast. We who
have learned to hold a collective
breath when a storm enters the
Gulf felt relief .at first, then hu-
mility at the realization of what
unspeakable destruction we had
Early Monday, Aug. 29, the worst
hurricane since Andrew slammed
into the Alabama-Louisiana-Mis-
sissippi coast at 145 miles an
hour, leaving upward of 65 dead
(50 in Harrison, MS) and billions
of dollars in damage to homes and
businesses. As Katrina swept
away whole towns a storm surge
of up to 25 feet in some places
wreaked havoc with those left
floundering in floodwaters.
At press time.there were still more
than a million people without elec-
tricity and insurance damages
estimated at more then $9 billion.
Only Andrew, which destroyed
much ofDade County, FL, is esti-

mated to be more costly.
As those along the Forgotten coast
watched television coverage of the
huge storm, we mourned for those
smashed by the raging winds and
deluges of the destructive storm
Even while counting our blessings
we felt empathy for those hit hard-
With the exception of a storm
surge of between two and five feet,
Katrina spared an area struggling
to rebuild after being smashed by
tide swells up to twelve feet swirl-
ing on the outer edge of Hurricane
Water boiled over ramparts along
the causeway over Apalachicola
Bay. And at the spot east of
Eastpoint where water usually
carries away the roadway, a giant
spout sprang into the air at each
wave, with the spray sweeping
across Highway 98 and over ve-
hicles traveling past.
Strong winds kept most area
people inside over the weekend
and early in the week. Many fled
northward. St. George Island was

closed for a time, then reopened
Monday afternoon. Schools and
many businesses closed Monday,
then Tuesday a chagrined popu-
lation shuddered and went hack
to what could be described as
businesses as usual.
People fled the areas where land-
fall of the frightening storm was
expected. Many took to highways
aiming eastward, looking for
someplace to wait out the storm.
Almost bumper to bumper traffic
came east on Highway 98 and into
Apalachicola, looking for refuge
from what might happen.
Almost,guiltily people who live
along the Forgotten Coast
breathed a sigh of relief at the re-
alization that the body of water we
live along and enjoy can become
a raging behemoth with very little
Modern technology enable storm
watchers to report on what a hur-
ricane is expected to do, but no-
body, even the most scientific
hurricane watchers, can know for
sure. We all know the drill: stock-
pile water, food that won't spoil
without ice. flashlights, kerosene

Public Forum Held For

Carrabelle City Commission



lanterns, and oil lamps. Lucky
ones buy generators. The rest
make do.
We know what it's like to suffer
debilitating damages from a hur-
ricane. Dennis brought tide
surges which wiped out many
businesses and homes, including
two restaurants and several sea-
food packing houses. Ivan swiped
past, giving this area a back-
handed slap of wind and water,
then almost wiped out Pensacola.
Tornadoes which swirled out from
the monstrous Katrina dipped
down in other places, but this time
not in the Franklin, Gulf, Liberty,
Leon county area. Katrina turned
away from us, giving us a purr and
not a roar, then ripped her fangs
into populations in other places.
As our hearts go out to those who
felt the major brunt of Katrina's
fury, we feel uneasy. We can't for-
get that next time it might be the
Forgotten Coast in.the frighten-
ing.grip. of a monster hurricane.

Dukes No Hazard to Dixie

A recent fun movie at the historic
Dixie Theatre "Dukes of Hazard"
was an illustration of efforts to
bring in new releases as soon as
Now playing through Sept. 3 is
"March of the Penguins," which is
drawing large crowds in theatres
over the country.
Another new release, "Sky High"
is scheduled for Sept. 8, 9, and
The Dixie, a reconstruction, was
a favorite gathering place for
people of Franklin County for
more then a half-century. The the-
atre also presents live theatre as
home of the popular Panhandle
Players. The Dixie has also spon-
sored special film events and the-
atre workshops for local school
A recent comment whets the ap-
petite for live theatre: The house
lights dim over a hushed crowd
and the magic begins. Like time
travelers, we are instantly trans-
ported to another place and time-
to boldly explore other lives, other
ideas, to experience age-old and,
occasionally, new or rare emo-
tions. Often to partake deeply of
life's best medicine, laughter, and
sometimes even to embrace the
welcome release of tears.

The lyrical description of live the-
atre reflects the hopes and dreams
of the. Friends of the Dixie. The
not-for-profit theatre--even when
a movie draws youngsters like the
Dukes of Hazard-only realizes
about twenty percent of produc-
tion costs from ticket sales. The
Dixie's talented professionals have
been providing core artistic and
administrative services without
pay and volunteers supply many
hours of labor and expertise to
make live theatre possible in
The not-for-profit theatre is now
planning its upcoming 9h season,
and the Friends group, led by
Paula Eggermann and Kenyon
Wilson, has issued an appeal to
local residents for financial sup-
port necessary to continue to
serve local residents and to attract
tourists. Gifts are tax deductible.
The Dixie Theatre has presented.
28 professional productions over
the past eight years. The first-run
movies are $5 admission fee. Mov-
ies are also added at specific com-
munity requests. For further in-
formation or questions, contact
Eggermann or Wilson at (850)


The recent Dukes of Hazard movie at the Dixie Theatre was
a lucky draw. The movie remake of a rollicking red-neck
humor and car-chasing television series was entertaining
to local youngsters and parents alike.

Trinity Church Gets

New Vicar

Historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola welcomed Martha
Caldwell Harris as their new vicar this week. "1 would like to be called
simply Martha," said Harris as she greeted her new congregation.
The church had been without a full-time vicar since Rev. Joe Knight
retired last year. "I have four children and two grandchildren," said.
Harris, "and I am looking forward to their visits to Apalachicola."
Rev. Harris was ordained in the diocese of Atlanta in 1996, and served
two churches in the Atlanta.area before 'going to St. Simon's in Ft.
Walton Beach in 2000 as assistant rector. Since 2003 she had been at
St. Christopher's in Pensacola.
Harris received her undergraduate degree from the University of Geor-
gia, Athens, in history, and earned a divinity degree from Candler
School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta. She also completed
additional studies with the University of the South, Sewanee, and
general seminary.

CCA Files Suit Over

Grouper Closure

Coastal Conservation Association
has filed a lawsuit in federal dis-
trict court in Fort Myers, Florida,
challenging the authority of the
U.S. Secretary of Commerce to
close the entire grouper fishery in
the Gulf of Mexico. "NMFS" action
to close the entire grouper fishery
is illegal and unnecessary to con-
serve and maintain red grouper
in the Gulf,"'said David Howton,
,chairman of CCA Florida.
Estimated recreational catch of
red grouper jumped from 1.536
million pounds in 2003 to 3.53
million pounds in 2004, an un-
precedented increase that is even
more suspect considering that
four major hurricanes hit Florida
in 2004, greatly reducing the
amount of time anglers spent on
the water. Early recreational catch
numbers for the first four months
of 2005 are back in line with 2003
However, in response to the 2004
survey numbers for red grouper,
NMFS implemented interim mea-
sures last month reducing the red
grouper bag limit to one fish, re-
ducing the aggregate bag limit for
12 other species of grouper from
five to three, and placing a total
closure on the recreational har-
vest of all grouper species for the
months of November and Decem-
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) dis-

agreed with NMFS conclusion and
has implemented no changes to
state rules governing the manage-
ment of red grouper. CCA agrees
with the FWC that the rules are
unnecessary and brought this
action because the measures ex-
ceed the authority of the Secre-
tary under the Magnuson Act.
CCA has asked the court to expe-
dite its analysis in order to ensure
that a federal district court will
have the opportunity to determine
the legality of the Secretary's ac-
tion before the closure goes into
"In order to obtain justice and
ensure NMFS complies with the
legal mandates that Congress
gave it, the court must review the
action before the first of Novem-
ber," said Ted Forsgren, executive
director of CCA Florida.
"We will continue to work with
NMFS and the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council, as
well as the State of Florida, to pro-
mote the conservation of all grou-
pers in the Gulf of Mexico," said
Howton. "At the same time, we
want to make sure that the deci-
sions made with regard to that
effort work within the fishery
management system as it was in-
tended. The interim measures put
in place by the Secretary eliminate
the public's ability to be heard in
response to measures like this."

Publisher's Note: In reporting the political forum in Carrabelle,
the Chronicle has transcribed much of what was said, in the
manner of what was said by each candidate. Three dots (as in ...)
indicate that some language or phrasing was dropped, usually
because it disrupted the continuity of the speaker or contained
irrelevant material. In other places, a summary statement de-
scribing the remarks was substituted for a transcript particularly
.if the responses from the candidates were similar.
Tamara B. Allen (Allen): I'm a resident of Carrabelle for six years. My
grandfather lived here and shrimped back in 1917, and my dad was
born here ... We retired here six years ago and I have had 35 years of
experience with state and Federal government, running programs,
managing grants ... Since I've retired, I've gotten very interested in
city politics and have come to all of the city commission meetings. I
think we're in a desperate crossroads in Carrabelle. It's time for a
change, I believe I bring skills that would be an added plus to our city.
Thank you.
Skip Frink (Frink)i I need another job like I need a hole in the head ...
Those of you who know me know that I stay quite busy on about a
seven day a week basis. A lot of the activities that I've been involved in
the four to five years... that we've been in Carrabelle have been for
Carrabelle. In my opinion, the work that the Chamber of Commerce
does.., is certainly for Carrabelle, In our first year, we spent renovat-
ing the old Carrabelle Hotel into what it is today, and I think every-
body might agree that its improved somewhat over what it was before
we got started. Habitat for Humanity, I was part of the Board that
started that in Franklin County over the last two or three years. We
just in the next couple of weeks, will finally complete the first house.
The TDC, Tourism Development Council, I serve on the Board. This is
the group that gave us the authority to charge 2 extra percent to
visitors that are staying at hotels, motels, etc. Thank you.
Franklin J. Mathes (Mathes): Absent.
Richard L. Sands (Sands): I've been here all my life. I don't consider
myself local, outside or any of that, I'm a loyal citizen of the people of
Carrabelle. I don't believe we have been represented properly by the
last Board. I'm sorry he's not here to hear it cause I'm not scared to
say it. I'm here for the people. Whatever you all want, that's what I'm
going to vote for. That's as simple as I can put it, Thank you.
Ray C. Tyre (Tyre): I'm running for City Commission because you
people have asked me to. I'm a long time resident of Carrabelle. My
platform is much like Richard. I realty don't have a platform, I'm look-
ing to you for my platform. I'm going to listen to your voice and vote
accordingly, I think that (this is) the most important election that we
have ever had in Carrabelle. I have heard many of you people say that
if something doesn't happen in these next four years that we won't be
able to recognize Carrabelle. I ask you to get out and vote. Vote your
heart, and God Bless you and God Bless Carrabelle, Florida. (applause).

Question: If elected, you will be making decisions which impact
the City of Carrabelle and her residents. Tell the voters about
your vision for this city ten years from now. What would you do
to plan for future development?
Allen: Planning is the key word there. I don't think we've had any
planning for the city. I think we have to decide and use out zoning and
ordinances, and get those things shored up, and figure our a way to
create the personality for our town, to maintain the things that I love
about it ... the shrimp boats, the fishing, the access to the water -
while at the same time, acknowledging that there is going to be growth
in Florida, everywhere. I think there are ways to make it by putting
in building codes and design standards we can decide what our city
is going to look like-I see a vision of more affordable housing; I see a
vision of more stores and more places for people to work.
Frink: I agree with several of the things Tamara (Allen) has had to
say. It isn't perfect now. However, from having attended all the City
Council meetings for four years-in spite of what we think they have
done-they've tried for the most part. Everything hit at once. We are
going to have a Planning and Zoning Board, starting up very soon.
Continued on Page 5

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Richard Harper, Moderator
Many of the candidates for the three-tiered election of Carrabelle City
Commission members, and Mayor, appeared at the public forum held
Thursday night, August 18, 2005, at the Senior Citizens Center,
Carrabelle. The election for the candidates is scheduled for Septem-
ber 6th.
There are three elections involved this year. The first will be for two
positions on the city commission, with five candidates in the race.
The candidates for the four-year term numbered five. They are (1)
Tamara B. Allen, (2) Skip Frink, (3) Franklin J. Mathes, (4) Richard L.
Sands and (5) Ray G. Tyre. Franklin J. Mathes did not participate in
the forum. Two candidates who receive the most votes will be elected
to serve, In the second race, there are three candidates for Mayor for
a two-year period. Only one of the candidates participated in the fo-
rum, Mel Kelly. Wilburn "Curly" Messer and Raymond Williams did
not participate in the forum.
Third, there are three candidates with the winner serving two years of
an unexpired term on the City Commission, These candidates are (1)
Gathana Parmenas, (2) Jeanne Rodgers and (3) Edward J. Saunders,
Each candidate was permitted to make a one minute opening state-
ment, This was followed by a question and answer segment, answers
limited to one minute, and questions supplied by a panel of citizens.
Questions from the audience comprised the final element in the fo-
rum process,
The model for this forum as transplanted from the experience prac-
ticed through the St. George Island Civic Club last year when several
political forums were held throughout the Franklin County in the
county races. This model apparently had some residual appeal as
Richard Harper was asked to return in his role as moderator for the


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The Franklin Chronicle



August 30, 2005
By Richard E. Noble
This week's meeting began with a
presentation by the National
Weather Forecast Service of Tal-
lahassee to Franklin County from
Bob Gorrie. Franklin County was
recognized by the National
Weather Service as a Storm Ready
Community. The Commissioners
were given a plaque recognizing
the distinction.
Hurricane Dennis Debris
All Commissioners agreed that
future clean up of debris along
roadways in Franklin County
should he accelerated. The
County had only one bid from
Crowder Construction. The bid
was accepted on condition of ap-
proval by the County Engineering

Consent Agenda
"I don't know about the rest of
you, but I am concerned with a
Consent Agenda with so many
items on it," suggested Commis-
sioner Sanders. Alan Pierce then
explained that the Consent
Agenda was to be a time saving
proposition. Pre-approved or re-
jected suggestions from Planning
and Zoning and the Board of Ad-
justments etc. would be presented
to the Board to be considered in a
group rather than individually.
Having a separate meeting to dis-
cuss multiple requests or han-
dling fewer requests at a session
were options that were discussed,
but there was no decision made
with regards to the problem.
A rezoning request for a number
of commercial lots on the Island
by Helen Spohrer were then con-
sidered for a future public hear-
ing. It was requested that all the
lots in question be rezoned from
C-2 to C-4. The public hearing on
these lots was approved and the
notification will be sent out to the
adjacent property owners by cer-
tified mail. The lots are located at
Block 3 West, Unit I. and lot 3,
Block 2 West, Unit 1, St. George
Island. Franklin County Florida.
A Preliminary Flat Approval for
Tuckers Landing Pud" a fifty lot
development lying in Section 27,
Township S South, Range 8 West
Apalachicola. Franklin County,
Florida was approved.
A request to locate an open deck
6 feet into the Critical Habitat zone
and the house 5 feet into the front
setback on property located 405
McCloud Street, lot 11, Block 54,
unit 5 St. George Island as sub-
mitted by Charles P. Johnson,
owner was approved.
A request to locate an open shed
five feet into the side setback line
on property located at 99 South
Bayshore Drive, Eastpoint. as
submitted by A.M. Shuler, Jr.
owner, was also approved.

Apalachicola Airport
Randy Somers the director of
marketing for the Orlando Coun-
try Aviation Services spoke to the
Board about a proposal that was
touted to be "profit making". Mr.
Somers spoke about what his
company was doing at a small air-
port in Apopka. He wanted to
present his idea to Franklin
County as a possible way to im-
prove the Apalachicola Airport and
make some money with it.
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cially to people who live near or
adjacent to the Airport. Many resi-
dents, it seems, would like to see
the Airport simply disappear.
Their attitude borders on the bel-
ligerent. But for others, it appears
to be an untapped obvious asset,
Mr. Somers' idea had no sugges-
tions for extending or expanding
the runway or for making the air-
port larger in any way. He spoke
of purely commercial on site op-
portunities that would increase
the tax base to the County and
provide aviation related services
at the airport. One such service
suggested, was the possibility of
a fresh seafood air shipping ser-
vice. An Associate of Mr. Somers.
a McDonald Smith, spoke of nu-
merous federal and state grant
opportunities made recently avail-
able through the Homeland Secu-
rity Act. "There are a lot of funds
available just because of the
things going on with Homeland
Security," Mr. Somers suggested.
"Basically my purpose here today
is to find out if you have an inter-
est in taking any steps at the Air-
port that would cause it to make
money." Naturally the Commis-
sioners were interested. Mr.
Somers was told to get together
with the Airport Advisory Com-
mission who could then make
their recommendation to the
One member of the audience was
not interested at all. He was obvi-
ously a resident living near the
airport. He not only didn't want
to hear any of Mr. Somers' ideas,
he wanted the County to refuse
to accept the million dollars al-
ready allocated by the federal gov-
ernment for the paving of the road
out to the airport. He suggested
that there was no such thing as
free money and that if money was
taken from the federal government
the community would somehow
be indebted and the residents less

Red Cross
Chris Floyd was present with a
group from Catholic Services. He
explained how the Red Cross was
working with faith based groups
and national charitable organiza-
tions to raise money for their
emergency aid relief. He requested
$10,000 from Franklin County
which would he matched by other
organizations. The commission
agreed and donated the money.
Several of the commissioners
complimented Mr. Floyd and the
Red Cross and their assistants for
all the help that they have pro-
vided here in Franklin County re-
cently and in past years.
Fire Truck for St. James/
Lanark Village
Chrf Lriance, fire chief from the St.
JaniTi/Lanark 'Village volunteer
fire department, asked the com-
mission if they could accept a do-
nated fire truck from Clay County
on his fire department's behalf. It
seems there is a technicality with
the volunteer nature of their de-
partment and the free truck. Clay
County could give the truck to
Franklin County or to the Franklin
County fire department but not to
an independent agency. Naturally
the County agreed to accept the
truck from Clay County and then
turn it over to Mr. Lance and his

Emergystat, Franklin County
Emergency Ambulance Service, is
presently not held in very high
regard by the majority of the
Board of Commissioners. During
hurricane Dennis they decided to
evacuate the area which does

seem a little strange. Somewhat
like the captain of the ship going
overboard before the women and
children. Clanton DuBose, very
humbly, appeared before the
Board to ask for assurance of the.
county's future payments or no-
tification that Emergystat's ser-
vices would no longer be required.
"We would be willing to stay. As
we have stated before, we would
never be willing to leave the
County without ambulance ser-
vice. We would be willing to stay
until you are able to make other
Doctor Pierce was then asked to
read the statement from the
Healthcare Council, The state-
ment basically advised the Board
to consider other bids from other
contractors. A motion to accept
the Healthcare Council's recom-
mendation was offered to the
Board by Commissioner Lockley.
It was seconded by Commissioner
Putnal. There was then some dis-
cussion as to how to go about so-
liciting bids from other compa-
nies. Commissioner Mosconis
wanted to be sure that there was
no misunderstanding and that the
County would be covered.
The final decision was that
Emergystat would be paid the
monthly sum agreed upon by the
County ($15,500) and would be
asked to provide services until the
new bids have been considered.
Emergystat was also advised that
it would be allowed to submit a
hid if they chose to.
Gary Shiver Vanishing
Trailer Parks
Gary Shiver, an Apalachicola resi-
dent and retired seafood worker,
was once again before the Board
with regards to the abandonment
of the poor who are being evicted
from the County's local trailer
parks. It seems that a number of
the County's trailer parks have
recently been sold. The poorer
residents who have resided in
these parks for years have been
given ninety days notice. Some of
these people are very old. "We
have people who are being dispos-
sessed' out of these privately
owned trailer parks and I would
like to get a proposal into the
County for the County to estab-
lish three separate trailer parks.
consisting of twenty five acres
each one in Apalachicola, one in
Eastpoint, and one in Carrabelle,
These people are going to be put
on the streets because of the price
of land here in Franklin County. I
would like the County to consider
having a workshop on my pro-
posal and invite the public be-
cause we owe these elderly people.
The County can build these trailer
parks ... and purchase trailers
from FEMA. These old people can
buy these trailers at a reasonable
price that will not break their bud-
get, Mr. James Cain is here to-
day. He is seventy-eight years old,
I think, he is being dispossessed
out of a trailer park in Eastpoint.
I have a proposal here ... I would
like to get a commitment from the
County to try to secure this land
for this proposal. The poor people
are being tossed out of this
County, completely. And we need
this for them.'
There was a long silence as all of
the Commissioners thought over
the matter.
"I guess we need to do something,"
said Mr. Lockley. "Shouldn't this
come under something like Af-
fordable Housing?"
"We have an immediate problem
today," interjected Mr. Shiver.
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through the roof. You can't blame
the people who own the trailer
parks for selling their property.
There is a tremendous amount of
money being offered. These people
need help right now, immedi-
"Do you know of any counties that
do this?" asked Commissioner
"I personally don't, offered the
County Planner, Alan Pierce.
"I asked a contractor who was
building some of this affordable
housing out here the other day,"
said Mr. Shiver, "I asked him, how
much is your rent going to he out
here a month? He said $800 to
$1000 per month," Mr. Shiver
then turned to Mr. Cain, the sev-
enty-eight year old man who was
being evicted. "How much do you
collect on Social Security?"
"Two hundred and seventy-eight
dollars," replied Mr. Cain.
Once again the school board prop-
erty tp on Highway 65 came un-
der discussion. That property
seems to be burning a hole in
Commissioner Mosconis's pocket.
Sister Sheila Griffin and several
of her associates stood up in the
back of the audience. "I want you
to know that I am supporting Mr.
Shiver. It is absolutely crucial that
we do not put people out into the
streets. Our young families, our
elder citizens; we need to keep
them here: we need to help them.
We have to. I am pleading with the
County to find some place for
these poor people to live. These
are important people who need
our assistance and love.'
"The state of Florida owns most
of this County," said Mr.
Mosconis, "They need to release
some of this property. They will
tell you that they can't do it, but
then they are going to build a play-
house over there in Eastpoint or
wherever but they can't provide for
these people to live someplace.
But my question is: who's putting
these people out into the streets,
Who's doing it? I wouldn't kick
somebody out who had no place
to go. That is not morally correct."
"Well, they're doing it. It is to,their
economic advantage."
"They ought to give them a more
reasonable time to get out,' offered
Mr. Mosconis.
'They are giving them 90 days,"
said Mr. Shiver. "That's the law."
."Well, I don't care if it takes six
months or a year," argued Mr.
It was then suggested that the
people who own the trailer parks

not be allowed to sell until these
poor people have been provided
for. The County attorney said that
would not be permissible and that
such a step was beyond the pow-
ers of the County Commission.
One of the new trailer park own-
ers then stepped to the podium.
He suggested that in the future
covenants be added to the sales
of this type property that de-
manded he and others like him-
self be required to provide rent
assisted property along with their
new condominiums.
This discussion went on for sev-
eral more speakers and a continu-
ance of many other sad voices.
This is one of those problems that
never seems to go away. It hap-
pened in my community when I
was a boy when the mills closed
down and again in the '50's when
the Federal Urban Redevelopment
Project came to town. I have also
relived similar descriptions of this
scenario in many great books -
like; "Hard Times" by Charles
Dickens and "The Grapes of
Wrath" by John Steinbeck. The
plots vary somewhat but the
moral is much the same one
man's good fortune often means
another man's hardship or pov-

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ISSC Biennial Meeting
I attended the Vibrio vulnificus
Education Subcommittee and the
joint Vv Ed. Subcommittee and
Education Committee meetings
on August 14th. Topics discussed
during the Vv Ed. Subcommittee
included; the state Vv educational
programs in TX, LA, MS, AL, FL
& GA; Vv education programs tar-
geting Medical doctor's, FL's new
educational program through
Walgreens Pharmacy outlets; the
increased number of contact Vv
infections being reported (i.e. TX
19 cases last year, 16 from shell-
fish, 63 from contact/recre-
ational), and the results of the
2004 Oyster Consumer Survey.
The Vv Ed. Subcommittee and the
Education Committee metjointly
to review an educational video for
oyster harvesters being produced
by the ISSC to educate the har-
vesters on the importance of prop-
erly handling their catch. And
steps they can take to reduce ex-
posing their catch to disease caus-
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Environmental Education
Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA)
Workshop: I attended the COMA
Apalachicola Community Work-
shop on August 25th. The goals
of the workshop were to gain a
local perspective on the five issues
(Nutrient Loading in the Gulf, Im-
proving water quality of beaches
and shellfish beds, Restoration of
coastal wetlands, Identification of
Gulf habitats, and Environmen-
tal education and outreach for the
Gulf) that will be addressed by the
GOMA, identify other issues of
local and regional importance,
gain support for the creation of a
GOMA plan, build better relation-
ships among local, state, federal
and private entities, identify local
and regional issues of critical eco-
logical and socioeconomic impor-

4-H Programming/Training
4-H Mock Deployment Weekend:
As of last week, Franklin County
has six teenagers registered to
attend the 4-H Mock Deployment
Weekend at Tyndall Air Force Base
the weekend of September 9 11.
So far a total of 140 4-Hers from
around the state are registered. I
will be one of the two Sea Grant
Agents teaching the sport fishing
Volunteer Screening for Child
Protection in FL Extension
Training: I attended an in-service
training program on how to suc-
cessfully implement the new re-
quired volunteer screen process
or all Extension staff and volun-
teers who work with youth. The
training reviewed how to do back-
ground screening, what docu-
ments are required, record keep-
ing requirements, how much the
background checks cost and how
often background checks need to
be renewed.

Budget Amendment Request
Family Nutrition Program
Travel: Currently there is $2,000
in this year's budget for FNP
travel. Since the FNP and the
$2,000 are not needed to cover
travel, the Board approved
amending the budget to use the
$2,000 to purchase equipment for
the County Extension Office.

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Letter To The Editor

State Fisheries Management Given To Feds?
I see the specter of state commissions being given authority to man-
Sage federal fisheries is on the agenda for the next Council meeting.
In my review of Magnuson I cannot find any authority for the state
management of federal fisheries. As you well know, under the provi-
sions of the M-SFCMA the fish resources must be managed for ALL
the people. My initial questions are these:
If the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission were given au-
thority to manage the grouper fishery would they have to
manage under the provisions of federal law or state law?
If they had to manage under federal law how would their
constitutional status be affected?
Would they have authority over all citizens orjust Florida
Would violators be taken to state or federal court?
Would federal fines be levied on state violations under
this kind of management?
Would affected parties sue the state or continue to sue
the Secretary of Commerce?
Can federal law be preempted by state law?
There are numerous other issues and questions that will have to be
addressed but these are the ones that come to me off the top of my
head after just learning of the agenda item.
From our perspective, this would be a misguided attempt to give state
commissions control over federal resources to the detriment of the
intent of Congress. If such authority is given, the federal waters and
resources therein would be subject to the state politics of individual
state commissions without guaranteed due process, fairness and eq-
uity provisions that are the most important component of the FCMA.
Surely the Gulf Council would never seriously consider giving au-
thority over the management of grouper or any other fishery to the
states. If they should do that, then why have a Council?
Sincerely yours,
Bob Jones, Executive Director
Southeastern Fisheries Assn.
1118-B Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida

Ben & Good Health

Long before FDA's food pyramid and aerobics came along, Benjamin
Franklin was touting the importance of diet and exercise. In his popu-
lar well read Poor Richard's Almanack, there appeared in the 1742
edition, Rules of Health and Long Life," explaining how quantity and
quality of food helped ones health. Throughout its 25-year printing;
the Almanack even included aphorisms that discouraged over eating.
Three were: "Eat few Suppers, and you'll need few Medicines." "Eat to
live and not live to eat," and 'To lengthen thy life, lesson thy meals" -
all truthful advice that ought to be posted on today's refrigerator doors.
Even as a youth Benjamin seemed to have known that exercise and
keeping busy were good for one's health. He taught himself how to
swim, becoming a long distance swimmer. At the age of 80 he taught
his grandson, Benny Bache, to swim. Thus it should come as no sur-
prise that throughout his long life he recommended swimming, brisk
walks, climbing stairs, and the use of weights as a daily regimen to
maintain one's health.
At the age of 16, while working off his indentured servant obligation,
Benjamin came upon a book written by England's Thomas Tyron,
explaining the benefits of a vegetable diet. Franklin's pragmatic mind
caused him to quickly became involved with a diet that was nutri-
tional, but also inexpensive (meat was costly). Although not a stead-
fast vegetarian, some of his recipes found in The Art of Eating are
veggie formatted.
The favorite drink of our colonial ancestors was not water, but beer,
wine and rum. Water was thought to be the carrier of death. Even
children drank beer. Although Franklin occasionally enjoyed fine wine,
he did use the pages of his Almanack to discourage excessive alcohol
consumption, believing too much was harmful to one's health. As
early as 1733 he advised his readers to "Drink water, put the money
in your pocket and leave the day's bellyache (hangover) in the punch
bowl." Thanks to his early advice, along with subsequent health warn-
ings by those who followed him, society now has fewer alcoholics (per-
centage wise), then in Franklin's era.
Centuries before the benefits of Vitamin C were documented, Franklin
encouraged the eating of citrus fruits, with his favorite fruit being the
apple. His well known advice, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
is yet another one of his preventive medicine maxims. Benjamin be-
lieved that fruits were essential for maintaining good skin and gums
(he did not have false teeth). In 1795, five years after his death, the
British navy heeded Franklin's earlier advice by dispensing lime juice
to British sailors to combat scurvy, a disease marked by spongy gums,
loosened teeth and bleeding under the skin.
In spite of weight gair in his sunset years, Franklin continued to
exercise. Two years before his death, he wrote to his French friend
and bottler of mineral water, Le Veillard, that he "lived temperately,

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drinking not wine ana exercised daily with dumbbells." However, the
inevitable occurred on April 17, 1790, when, after having lived a lifespan
that defied mortality standards, Benjamin passed away at 84-years of
Today, 215 years after his death, two of his polestar aphorisms-"A
full belly makes a dull brain" and "Up sluggard and waste not life; in
the grave will be sleeping enough"- remind us that diet and activity
are just as important today as when Franklin sat at his desk in his
upstairs "air bath" room. Parked at his writing table with windows
wide open, clad only in his birthday suit, he wrote about the impor-
tance of nourishing one's body with fresh air while most bound them-
selves in smelly heavy clothes with their breaths reeking of alcohol.
John Walburn Secretary
Benjamin Franklin's Integrity Project
www.bfip.org bfip@bfip.org
Ottawa (Franklin County) Kansas

Public Hearing On Red

Grouper Amendment

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council (Council) will
convene a public hearing to so-
licit comments on a Regulatory
Amendment to the Reef Fish Fish-
ery Management Plan to set Com-
mercial and Recreational Manage-
ment Measures for Grouper. Pro-
posed measures include setting
grouper trip limits for the com-
mercial fishery, reducing recre-
ational red grouper harvest in the
Gulf of Mexico, and minimizing
associated impacts on gag and
other groupers.
This Regulatory Amendment will
address measures to set commer-
cial trip limits for deep-water and
shallow-water grouper to extend
the fishing season through De-
cember each year, reduce recre-
ational red grouper harvest in the
Gulf of Mexico, and minimize as-
sociated impacts on gag and other
groupers. Secretarial Amendment
1 to the Reef Fish Fishery Man-
agement Plan of the Gulf of Mexico
established a rebuilding plan and
616 million pounds of gutted
weight allowable biological catch
for red grouper.
During 2003 and 2004, recre-
ational red grouper landings ex-
ceeded the 1.25 million pounds
gutted weight recreational alloca-
tion and during 2004, commer-
cial fishing was closed on Novem-
ber 15 because the commercial
quota was reached. In March
2005, the NMFS implemented an
emergency rule to set trip limits
but they will expire in February
2006 unless continued through
this regulatory amendment. In
July 2005, the NMFS imple-
mented an interim rule to reduce
the 2005 recreational red grouper

harvest to levels in Secretarial
Amendment I but they will expire
in January 2006 unless contin-
ued through this regulatory

The purpose of this regulatory
amendment is to adjust regulatory
management measures for the
Gulf of Mexico red grouper fish-
ery. New or adjusted management
measures are needed if the Coun-
cil intends to reduce the adverse
socioeconomic effects of derby
fishing in the commercial fishery,
return recreational landings to
levels specified in the red grouper
rebuilding plan, and prevent or
minimize impacts on gag and
other groupers resulting from
more restrictive recreational red
grouper regulations.
The hearing will begin at 6 p.m.
and conclude no later than 10:30
p.m. at the following location:
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Best Western -
The Westshore Hotel
1200 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
A copy of the Amendment and re-
lated materials can be obtained by
calling the Council office at 813-
The meetings are open to the pub-
lic and physically accessible to
people with disabilities. Requests
for sign language interpretation or
other auxiliary aids should he di-
rected to the Council office by
August 29, 2005.

Fishenes Council Seeks

Members For Grouper Panel

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council is seeking mem-
bers of the industry to serve on
an Ad HOC Grouper Individual
Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory
Panel (AP). Successful candidates
will have the opportunity to ad-
vise the Council on matters per-
taining to development of an EQ
program for the grouper fishery
resources in the federal waters of
the exclusive economic zone (FEZ)
of the Gulf of Mexico. The profile
will examine the benefits and con-
sequences of using IFQs to man-
age the commercial grouper fish-
Members of the AP are compen-
sated for travel and per diem ex-
penses for all meetings. The vot-
ing members of the AP will con-
sist of four vertical line fishermen,
four longline fishermen, one trap
fisherman, one diver with a reef
fish permit, one multi-species/

multi-gear fisher (grouper, king-
fish, charter), and three dealers.
AP members are assisted by five
non-voting members, one each
with expertise in economics, fish-
ery science, and law enforcement,
and two representatives of non-
governmental organizations
Anyone interested in serving on
the Ad Hoc Grouper IFQ AP,
please submit a resume and/or
letter of qualification to the Gulf
Council by mail; Meg Kosick, 2203
N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100,
Tampa, FL 33607; by E-mail to
Meg.Kosick@gulfcouncil.org; or by
fax to 813-348-1711. The Coun-
cil will consider all resumes and/
or letters of qualification at the
Council meeting scheduled for
November 14-17, 2005. All re-
sumes and/or letters of qualifica-
tion must be received by October
28, 2005.

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Carrabelle City Council
Meeting August 17,2005



Bogs Down

Commissioners assailed from
all sides
In a one-hour meeting that
struggled through 3 hours and 15
minutes, little was accomplished
to justify the extra time. Several
citizens insisted on repeated ver-
bal volleys, after Mayor Brown
asked several times for comments
to be held to one per subject.
Mel Kelly, candidate for Mayor and
newly-elected head of the Plan-
ning and Zoning board, voiced her
objection several times that the
new P&Z board should have
handled the new First Reading
projects. The new P&Z board had
held its first meeting hours before
this meeting, and did not rule on
tonight's issues. Mel was joined
by Pat Maier and others who re-
fused to heed the mayor's call for
order, disrupting the meeting and
causing great delay.
Mayor Brown mentioned that Sep-
tember 1 would be his birthday
and his last meeting as mayor,
unless the new mayor is not yet
Commissioner Raymond Williams
said that Community Develop-
ment Block Grant funds (CDBG)
may be available for a city marina.
Administrator McInnis got ap-
proval for a truck for the water &
sewer department, and the hiring
of DOC (prison) guards as auxil-
iary police help. Our police made
9 arrests and worked 182 cases,
also pitching in 65 hours of hur-
ricane duty.
The commission convened tempo-
rarily as a Board of Adjustment
Sto consider excepting the C-Quar-
ters property under consideration
for development, from C-2 Com-
mercial Fishing zoning to C-1,
general commercial. This special
exception does not change the
zoning to C-1, just makes some
exceptions. Project: Riverwalk
Then 8 First Readings followed,
ranging from zoning changes to
annexing land into the.,city,,
changing the land use classifica-
tion or amending the Comp PIlJp.
Carrabelle announced a procla-
mation that we supported the
highway patrol "You drink you
drive you lose" weeks in Florida.
Baskerville-Donovan got John
Mclnnis to read their monthly
update on status of all current
water/sewer projects, which all
seemed to be on schedule.
The board approved the Riverwalk
Condominium request for prelimi-
nary site plan approval. GT Coin
received the approval to continue
under a new contract.
Tentative approval for the concept
was received for E P Consultants,
who can manage all building per-
mit and inspections for the city,
thereby avoiding county delay be-
cause of high volume building.
City council to study.
The Carrabelle Area Chamber of
Commerce voiced its displeasure
with the wording of DOT signs
which mandated that all traffic
bypass Carrabelle unnecessarily.
They volunteered to work with the
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and up-to-date home inventory
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6 Steps To A Home
Allstate Floridian recommends,
whenever possible, make sure
your home inventory list includes
photographs or video of your be-
longings. If you have a home video
camera, take periodic videos of
each room in your house. Focus
on individual items in each room.
Take additional video of smaller
items like jewelry, silver, and re-
lated valuables or keepsakes. The
same recommendations apply if
you're using a conventional cam-
era. Be sure to be thorough when
taking pictures of your belongings.
Include with any picture or video
home inventory list, a detailed,
written account of what you own.
Be specific in your written inven-
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make, model, serial numbers, re-
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all items in your home inventory..
If you don't have pictures, a writ-
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than no inventory, but make sure
you are as detailed as possible.
Store your home inventory list
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If you have a bank safety deposit
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Update On
Storm Debris

Pick Up
From July 11,- August 29,
County crews hauled into the
Landfill more than 26,000 cubic
yards of debris generated by Hur-
ricane Dennis. We have completed
at least two passes throughout the
interior streets of the county and
both sites picking up debris eli-
gible for reimbursement by
At present there is a large amount
of ineligible debris remaining to be
picked up in the Alligator Point
area. All remaining eligible debris
is located at the staging area at
Bay North and possibly along side
U.S. 98. Also, it appears that Hur-
ricane Katrina left behind very
little storm related debris.

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Aftermath of Dennis

Rubble still lines Highway 98 in some places as Franklin
County struggles with cleanup. Some residents complained
that FEMA representatives gave a deadline to removal of
debris left by the 10-12 foot storm surge by Hurricane
Dennis. Then insurance representatives told business and
homeowners not to touch the rubble until they gave the
word. Since FEMA had a deadline for cleanup, that left
removal undetermined. Some of the wreckage from The
Hut restaurant and Tony Phillips' property remains along
Highway 98 in Two Mile. Earlier big Xs marked what FEMA
representatives said was household trash. Some of the items
marked were clearly broken walls and planks from buildings
destroyed by the tide surge. As Franklin County crews haul
off debris from wrecked businesses and homes the strain
on the county landfill continues.

Call for, Volunteers!

Annual Coastal Cl6ai-up & Picnic
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Clean-up: 9 a.m.-Noon (meet at 8:30 a.m.)
Appreciation Picnic & Awards Presentation immediately follow-
ing at Marion Millender's Park Picnic Area
(end of Millender Street off Patton Street in Eastpoint)
The Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve, Keep Franklin County Beautiful and Philaco
Women's Club of Apalachicola are joining forces with the Ocean
Conservancy and "going coastal" for local clean-up efforts in
Franklin County.
We're looking for volunteers!
Can YOU help?

CLEANUP LOCATIONS (meet at 8:30 am.):
* Marion Millender's Park at Cat Point in Eastpoint (end of Millender
Street just off Patton Street)
* St. George Island Community Playground and Public Beach
* Little St. George Island
* Apalachicola River, Bay and Boat Ramps (sites TBD)
* Alligator Point @ 146 Box Cut Road (the first drive on the left
after recycle bin)
* Sunscreen
* Protective clothing such as hats, light weight long pants and
long sleeve shirts (particularly if sensitive to sun and bugs)
* Work shoes that protect your feet from sharp objects and that
can get wet and muddy
* Insect repellant, water, trash bags and protective gloves for pick-
ing up debris
To sign up or for more information, please contact:
Apalachicola Riverkeeper Organization, Phone: 850-653-
8936 or E-mail RIVERKEEPER@ABARK.ORG, visit our
office at
23 Avenue D in Apalachicola. www.ABARK.org,

Inside Out

By Chip Ballard
Kingfish: Where's Lightning, Andy?
Andy: I don't know, but it's fixin' to strike!
"The Amos & Andy Show"
"Zapped: Learning The Hard Way"
When the storm started I was chilling, relaxing, recuperating from a
ten-mile run. All right, maybe it wasn't quite ten miles; maybe it was
only eight, or six, five, four well, it was at least three. Okay, maybe I
didn't run the whole way I ran half the way, though, at least. I'd run a
few blocks, then walk a few blocks, run, walk, with my faithful dog
Sally right on my heels. While running, I'd concentrate on my breath-
ing, pulling in each breath long and slow and deep, sucking it all the
way down to my toes. Exhaling, I'd tighten my diaphragm, blow air
out forcefully over clicking tongue, between clenched teeth, the rush-
ing air making a whistling sound; I'd tighten my stomach muscles till
my lungs screamed for air, then I'd suck it up and shove on. When I'd
speed up beyond my slow, steady jog, my breaths, coming faster and
harder, became more difficult to control. By the time I reached home
stretch, my neck and lower back ached, sweat soaked me. and mny
heart pounded: but as there was no pain in my chest. For the last
block I poured it on. At the back doorstep I doubled over, heaved and
gasped, and drooped like a wet dog. My controlled breathing was out
of control.
But now, shaved and showered, I chilled in a rocker on the front
porch with a book and a chunk of cold watermelon. A 20-ounce plas-
tic bottle of Diet Vanilla Pepsi sat on the porch railing. I watched the
drizzle turn to rain as black, boiling thunderheads moved in from the
east. Butterflies and mosquito hawks danced across the front lawn,
The sky darkened and the rain grew harden. The butterflies fled. Fin-
ishing the watermelon I set the rind on the railing and reached for the
soda. Just as the mouth of the bottle touched my lips, a hissing noise
filled the air followed by a series of clicking sounds. Suddenly, the
porch lit up as if someone had switched on a floodlight. A monstrous
crash of thunder exploded that shook the house and blasted the soda
out of my hand; the dark liquid spewed all over me as I screamed; fell
over backward in the chair, and scrambled into the house.
Although it was only 5 o'clock, darkness covered the earth as I scur-
ried about, head low and tail between my legs, switching off lights and
ceiling fans. I unplugged my computer, the TV, record player, micro-
wave, toaster, and every other plug I could find.
It turned out to be the worst electric storm I've seen in years. Between
blasts, I snuck like a thief into my own living room, crawled onto the
couch and cowered as far from the window as I could as bolt after bolt
of lightning flashed and monstrous claps of thunder crashed and shook
It lasted for a long time. When finally it began to let up. 1 slid down off
the couch and crept into the kitchen, I peeped out the window to see
a river where my back yard had been. Cats and dogs spat and snarled
as they spewed from the sky. The thunder and lightning had quit.
But not before doing its dirty work. That first hissing flash fried my
DirecTV receiver, VCR. telephone, and computer.
Now, two weeks later, I am a little older and much deeper in debt. I
have a new receiver, computer, and phone. But what good is any of it?
I'm still on hold listening to recorded messages and oldie goldies on
DirecTV's customer service line and Earthlink's technical support
Last year a friend who got zapped advised me to unplug before the
'storm hit. Some people just see'i to learn the hard'way. Hopeiullv.
'they learn well.; :.
Chip is a writer and educator living in Zolfo Springs He welcomes
your e-mail at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.

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Minimum Qualifications: The Maintenance Laborer is required
to possess a high school diploma or a GED. Knowledge of prop-
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Today, I think, City Council had to do all of that. There will be a
variance for it. Changes to things Planning and Zoning will then con-
sider. These are two tremendous steps, and Jim Brown gets the credit
for having put those things forward, in my opinion. I've had similar
views for Carrabelle. I came here because it's what it is...
Question repeated:
Sands: I don't like the word development, I like the wbrd growth. It's
obvious we need to grow, but we need to grow as a community, to
where, you still have that, I can go knock on my neighbor's door atti-
tude, and if I need help, it's gonna be there. I want to bring in some
jobs. We've got to find jobs. You can't build condos on all the property
and then turn around and try and figure out how to bring jobs in with
no place to put them ... I think we need to do more for the youth. Like
I said, I've been here all my life and the city has never done anything
for the children. It's always been outside money... but like the biggest
thing I want to see, I like knowing that I know my neighbor and I know
my neighbor four or five doors down. That type of community will
keep your crime down ... I don't want to keep it like it is...
Tyre: There's not really been any planning, in my opinion, in the last
few years. I think it's been a hodge-podge. I know annexation and
building has been hodge-podge-over here, and that over there..." We'll
approve this over here, and that over there..." There's really no plan
for the future. It seems like whoever has the most money.. .gets what
they want, whether (they are) residents or not... My plan is to look out
for the residents. These developers, they're not voters here, You're the
one with a voice here. They don't have a voice here, in my opinion,
until they move here...
Second Question: Several studies show that the quality of our
water is adversely affected when density development is allowed
close to the water's edge. What would you suggest our City Com-
mission do to protect our rivers and the Bay?
Frink: We talked about this a lot last night. Words like runoff, and we
repeated and we repeated and we repeated. We made a three hour
meeting out of a one hour meeting. There are regulations, as Roger
Bybee, has informed us very well and repeatedly, that have to do with
setbacks and these sorts of things. It could very well be that for cur-
rent developments everything hasn't been policed like it should. I think
we should follow the rules as the rules are laid down.
Sands: Not allow for all the exceptions ... in the developments ... They're
trying to crowd it up and build it up ... The guidelines, like Mr. Frink
said, they're well set, .. if you follow those, that's why there in there.
I don't have the answer to all of those questions. I'm not an engineer
but we have got to do something to stop the crowding up on the wa-
Tyre: I am a fisherman and an outdoorsman. I love this Bay out here,
I can't imagine not having a place to go fishing, and all the outdoor
activities we've got here ... And, the water that goes out of this river
S and off of this shoreline ... It does adversely affect that. I'm all for
protecting it. Even if the City needs to step up their guidelines ... if we
need to make setbacks even further than what they are, I'm all for it.
Allen: Think we need only look back (to the week after the hurricane)
to see how many things in this town aren't dealing well with water ...
Part of that is because we have messed up the shoreline around town
and done a lot with drainage-that is man creating mess out of nature.
And I think that part of what the City Commission is responsible for is
the active, aggressive enforcement of the rules about construction,
the rules about high hazard areas, the rules about wetlands. There
are many of those things that have kind of been overlooked, people
have pushed aside as not being very important. I think it's important
that we enforce those rules and try to make the city a model...
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your personal view or the views of the citizens you would repre-
Sands: That's the easiest question you'll have all night. Like I said in
the beginning, the people that put me in office are the people I'm


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representing. If they tell me they don't want it, even if that's not my
personal view, then I'm going to vote against it, if that is what they
Tyre: Yes sir. I've already stated this a couple of times. And, I would
do exactly the same thing. Whatever, the people want ... I'm not a
politician. Kinda forced into this because I felt it was our last chance
... I think the people of this county have got a good judgment, really
do. So. whatever they want, I'm with them.
Alien: I think the voters of the City of Carrabelle have to decide what
they want ... if I'm elected to support them and their point of view ...
What we haven't done before in recent years, we have to figure out
how to get what people want into the method we use to govern the
city. Get it into the ordinances. Get it into the way we make decisions.
Because the City Council can only make decisions on only what's
legal, and if I don't like it, and the citizens don't like it, but it's legal,
and it meets all the requirements, then it's a difficulty. We're chal-
lenged with figuring out what do people want and how can we get the
zoning, and the ordinances and procedures ... to reflect the decisions
that people truly want.
Frink: I don't know exactly how to go about getting the 1400 and
some odd opinions I would need to get on every issue, and I don't
think anybody else up here has the answer to that either, other than
being out in the community and trying to have a feeling for what
people's feelings are. When it comes down to the bottom line to pick
on developers, since we re apparently doing that, ... having all their
ducks in a row, and some people are for it and some people are against
it-there will be cases where a City Commissioner willjust have to vote
his own conscience. But, that's the end product of having listened
and having a pretty good feeling of where we want Carrabelle to go.
The moderator, Richard Harper, explained the criteria for the audi-
ence questions. (1) The question must not be personal. (2) The ques-
tion must apply to City government and the duties of that office and
(3) the audience question must not be redundant.
Audience Question # 1: Water quality is a concern. How would you
address ordinances about sewage runoff and the present ... float-
ing septic tanks?
Tyre: I'm not that well acquainted with what a floating septic tank is,
I saw one at Yents Bayou after the hurricane (laughter) but (That was
mine.") (more laughter). But, definitely water quality in our bays and
our river is one of my top priorities, Whatever we need to do to ad-
dress that, I'm all for it.
Alien: The water and sewer projects that we have so far have gone a
long way to helping us solve some of the problems with getting rid of
septic tanks ... Clearly, not everyone is hooked up. Not everyone has
had the same opportunity, and Ithink we've got to target more money
and try to find other sources to pay for some of those improvements
that will help us to get stormwater management under control. To get
those septic tanks that are not floating. I live down on Gulf Avenue,
and that whole pond has turned into a cesspool since the hurricane
... There are many places in town that are still like that. We've got to
use all of the current resources here...
Frink: We're in the-I wouldn't say final stages-but we're coming right
along, about 40 million dollars worth of water and sewer work in
Carrabelle. Every meeting for years now, it seems Baskerville-Donovan
has gone through a list this long of where we are on every single
project... One ofthe biggest things is to get septic tanks gone, com-
pletely. Of course, we'll be a much cleaner environment. Our rivers,
bay, Gulf will be much better environments when they're gone... Hold-
ing people to the setback and runoff regulations ... will fill in the other
part of that puzzle.
Sands: I don't know much about floating septic tanks either... I agree
with what Mr. Frink says. We need to get rid of those septic tanks. We
need to make sure we take care of what's in the City of Carrabelle
right now; get it clean, get it hooked into the City's system ... And then
we can go out from there...
Audience Question #2: Will you please state your position on all
of the Annexations?
Allen: We have had what appears to me to be unbridled annexation
for the last month at the City Commission. I feel we have to get a grip
on what we're doing. We've got to get the Planning and Zoning Board
,jp.and running. We've got to getthe Comp Plan approved. If I were to
'cleainp the town for one day, one thing I would do is put a morato-
rium on all new development and all new annexations until after those
things were accomplished. I think it would give us a breathing period
that we need to assess where we are. We don't even have the water
capacity to serve the things that have already been approved to be
Frink: People ask for annexations and they get annexations for a
number of different reasons ... They would like to enjoy city services
... Unbridled ... is a matter of opinion. Sometimes it is, sometimes it
isn't. I agree with the new Boards that are being formed, citizen boards,
Planning and Zoning, etc. These things are going to get smoother;
they're going to be better. I don't think they're going to be as argumen-
tative as they have been in the past. It's not going to get "cut-and-
dried" because nobody is going to agree with everything. I intend to do
the best I can to please most ofthe people most of the time,
Sands: I don't have a problem with annexation but we need to take
care of the people who are in Carrabelle right now, before we start
adding more problems ... We found out last night that we don't have
the water to support the developments that the City has already agreed
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Tyre: I believe it has been unbridled. We've gotten the car ahead of
the horse with a lot of these new annexations. Like Richard said, we
don't have facilities to take care of what we've got now and we're agree-
ing to annex more. That's just not common sense. I'm not for un-
bridled annexation.
Audience Question #3: How would being on the Commission af-
fect you financially?
Skip Frink responded with a tongue-in-check response initially, wishing
his wife were not in the audience, for fear that his earnings would be
reduced from service to the city. It was a tricky question, he said. The
other candidates responded in like fashion. None was really aware of
what the position of City Commission paid although a number of re-
sponses came from the audience. The moderator rephrased the query
to indicate if there might be some additional reward for the candidate
if they were to serve on the City Commission. Of course, all candi-
dates denied any dual involvement in that regard, Richard Sands, an
employee of Crowder Construction, vowed to abstain in any voting on
issues that might involve the company and a potential conflict-of-
interest. Most of the candidates agreed that service as a City Commis-
sioner would "cost them."
Audience Question #4: A similar audience question/was put to
the candidates for the full four-year term. Do you have any ties to
special interests groups such as developers or realtors? The can-
didates answered in the negative, with similar comment given in
a few instances as in response to the third audience question.
A fifth audience question was presented to the candidates. Would you
support spot-zoning, why. or why not? Tamara Allen reminded the
audience that density transfers were proposals that could potentially
involve spot-zoning but current rules should be reviewed and enforced
to prevent these proposals from becoming law. Skip Frink indicated
that the term "spot-zoning" was not defined in the question. He thought
the result was a matter of opinion. "When variances have been granted,
special exceptions ... for good reason, hopefully, I don't know that
that is spot-zoning, It is against our city ordinances to spot-zone.
You're not going to have a gas station in a residential neighborhood ...
I am not for checker boarding the town." Richard Sands pointed out a
land use change at the previous evening's meeting from C-2 to C-1.
He concluded that any land owner must review what is permitted in
the use of his land before he purchases the property.
In the political contest for Mayor, only one of three candidates ap-
peared at the Carrabelle political forum held at the Senior Citizens
Center on Thursday, August 18th at 7 p.m. The candidates for Mayor,
as announced, are: (1) Mel Kelly, (2) Wilburn "Curly" Messer and ~3)
Raymond Williams, Messer and Williams were absent from the Fo-
rum, with Mel Kelly as the only candidate responding to questions,
Mel Kelly (Kelly): Thank you ... A young church woman said to me
just yesterday. You'll know when you are called. My name is Mel Kelly
and I hope to be your new Mayor. Some of you have asked me where
I'm from. It's more important that you know I'm here now, with my
family, because I want to be in Carrabelle and I want to be part of her
best future, But, I'm also proud of Wisconsin. That's where I came
from. Wisconsin is the home of ethical government and the protection
and preservation, of our valuable natural resources, especially lakes
and rivers and waterways. I believe those very same qualities are im-
portant to the people of Carrabelle as well. Do you know that I am not
the first outsider named Kelly to come to Carrabelle to make my home.
According to the Florida Historical Archives, Carrabelle was founded
in 1877 by Oliver Hudson Kelly. He came from Massachusetts and
bought 920 acres here. I hope you will continue to welcome that you
have historically given to outsiders even those of us from up north
who want to make Carrabelle their home...
Question: What is your motivation for wanting to serve on the
City Commission?
Kelly: Because I think I can do a good job on the City Commission, I
bring experience to a City Commission. I certainly have had the op-
portunity and the privilege to work with some wonderful people in
various communities and I have been smart enough to learn a lot
from them. When I first came to Carrabelle and began to attend the
City Commission meeting, I had very mixed feelings about what I saw
happening. When I decided I wanted to live here, I was saying to Terry
Sanders before, I come from a family who has a very strong ethic of
giving back, and that makes me sound very noble (but) I don't mean
to do that. I believe in beipg a part of a community where I want to
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Question: The perception of many long-time residents of Carrabelle
is that outside developers get an advantage when zonings are
considered. Do you think this is true, and what would you do to
ensure equity and consistency for all zoning requests?
Kelly: Well, number one, I volunteered to be on the Planning and
Zoning Committee, And, we had our first meeting tonight. Because I
wanted to be part of those decisions that were being made, and we
had a most interesting meeting tonight. There were seven applica-
tions. Some of you who were good enough to be here last night heard
me stand up five times and say to the City Commission we have a new
Planning and Zoning Committee. Why are you discussing this issue
now. This should have gone to the Planning and Zoning Committee.
But, be that as it may, I think that the issue of development here is
very sensitive, And, I think that what development may mean to Miss
Ruth, brings something different to Adrean and certainly something
different to others who are here, I think that the reality of develop-
ment is that it's here, we can't turn around; we can't go backwards,
life doesn't work that way, We are dealing with a new reality in
Carrabelle, and I say we, because it's all of us. I'll be darned if I am
going to let it happen without the people of Carrabelle having some-
thing to say about it. And, I feel very strongly about that. (applause).
Question: How would you resolve the issue of inadequate sewer
and water taps for new construction?
Kelly: The inadequate sewer and water tap is a multidimensional is-
sue and some of you who.have sewer and water think it's not impor-
tant. Those of you who don't have it think its more important than
just about anything else. I have no problem telling you and maybe it
sounds terribly opinionated, and I apologize if it comes across this
Way, but I think it is a disgrace that sewer and water has not been
provided to all of the citizens within the original city limits of the City
of Carrabelle. I think it is an abdication.of responsibility of leadership.
I truly feel it is one of the saddest abdications that this Commission
has allowed to happen ... I served on a Board in Wisconsin for the
Wisconsin Association of Lakes, and some of you may have vaca-
'tioned in Wisconsin and you love to go up north to the wonderful
resorts, and some of us learned the hard way that some of those
resorts had 55 gallon drums that were being used as septic tanks on
lake shores ... We learned that wasn't acceptable ... I have a history of
real sensitivity to that ... We see that in south Florida... (applause).
Question: Would you be in favor of spending city taxes to acquire
water front property for public use and why?
-Kelly: One of my opponents is now talking about 900 feet along the
,waterfront that possibly can be eligible for a Community Develop-
ment Block Grant,., He's talking about applying for a Community
-Grant, and that's going to be Community waterfront again.,. Well,
that's wonderful ... I think that as a City the responsibility of govern-
-ment is to care for its citizens. That means in all aspects. Government
.has that responsibility. We can't do it as individuals...
When I learned, for example, that there was a ramp down near Sea
Quarters, which I understand had been kind of a trade deal, and that
was a nice deal in the first place, and there were supposed to be three
or four spaces, parking, marked off for commercial fishermen. Then,
I/ learned that those spaces had never been marked off. They had
-never been identified, They had never been preserved. The parking
area, itself, is shameful, This was a long time ago. And, I couldn't help
but think to myself. "What is the matter with leadership that they
would allow (the) abuse of that for their own citizens," ... I really don't
think I heard an answer to that.
arne of my platforms is accountability in government ... I am angry
`hat the people in the leadership positions were allowed to ignore
.heir citizens this long...
'Question: You will be making decisions which impact the City of
',karrabelle and her residents. Tell the voters about your vision for
.his city ten years from now, and what would you do to plan for
future development?
Kelly: One of the things I think is really important, and I think it has
been missing. Those of you will think back to maybe the end of Janu-
ary ... there was a meeting that was supposed to discuss a referen-
dum... about the Sea Quarters property. It turned into 125 Carrabelle
citizens talking about what they wanted for their community, The
saddest part of that for me, I don't know.Jiflthe nght'people ever both-
ered to listen. I want you to talk about your industry, I don't know
your industry. I want you to tell me. ... *'lat you want.
Ms. Kelly referred to the presentation by Smokey Parrish on Scipio
Creek Marina, consisting of a reinvigorated waterfront area in
Apalachicola. 'That should have been here. That could have been
here. But somebody wasn't on the ball enough, to look far enough
ahead, That goes back to your question. Let's look ahead. We're not
going to eliminate condos that have been approved... We're not going
to turn our back on things that have been approved. I want the City to
plan development. I do not want the developers to plan the City. That
is what has. been allowed to happen. And, so in ten years, I just want
more and better of Carrabelle...
We're losing our last doctor. Cities havethe ability because they do it
with industrial parks, for example. They can prepare a building and
invite a doctor and give him rent free for a year, or six months, or a
reduced rate,,. That's part of what I'm talking about what they can do
for the people ... As far as I am able to tell there has been no economic
... development recruitment by this leadership. And, there isn't a com-
munity anywhere, anymore, that isn't smart enough to go out and
look for businesses, target business, to fill a need in a community ...
I'm scared to death to live in a community without a doctor, and I
don't mind telling you that...
Audience Question: What can you do ... to prevent developer cash
from controlling Carrabelle growth?
Kelly: Not all of the developers are from outside Carrabelle. I think
the fact that cash is making that important a difference in Carrabelle
is scary. But, I'd sure try to regulate it; I will sure try to stop it ... I
Would, have an active Planning and Zoning meeting. If they had to go
through a filter, I don't want the City Attorney and City Administrator
planning development. Even though they're doing it to help, I know, I
don't want that.
Ms. Kelly referred to an article published in a local handout distrib-
uted around town. A second quote, 'The money will win in the end." I
want you to know if people don't vote against that position, the money
will indeed win.
Audience Question: If no development takes place, what do you
see as the future of Carrabelle? Can the fishing industry support
f the City at this time?
Kelly: I come from a background that was very understanding of the
economic impact of tourism, Carrabelle has a long way to go to make
that ... When the recreational fishermen can't get their boat in the
water, they'll go somewhere where they can ... We need to develop a
new economic base here. I think it can be done...
.The names on the ballot for Mayor in this race are: (1) Mel Kelly, (2)
*-Wilburn "Curly" Messer and (3). Raymond Williams.

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A third tier of candidates brought the political forum to a close. The
candidates for a two year term on the City Commission are (1) Gathana
Parmenas, (2) Jeanne Rodgers and (3) Edward J. Saunders, Jr. Can-
didate Jeanne Rodgers was absent from the political forum.
Gathana Parmenas (Parmenas): I've spend about eight years ... go-
ing to public meetings ... After enough of being on that side of the
table, and seeing what was going on, I decided to try my hand at being
part of the solution more actively on the other side of the table ... I've
come more and more to appreciate the Sunshine law, which encour-
ages openness in public records, forces government to have open
meetings, and gives very high ethical standards ... I hope to be part of
the solution to the challenges Carrabelle faces, but I want the public
to be active in helping that happen. Thank you.
Edward J. Saunders, Jr. (Saunders): I moved to Carrabelle with my
family in 1985 ... I've grown up here. Watched Carrabelle change ...
How this happens depends upon the Commission that's coming in
right now. They are going to be faced with tremendous responsibility
to make sure that this community doesn't fail, doesn't crumble...
Question: Tell the voters about your vision for the city of Carrabelle
ten years from now and what would you do to plan for future
Parmenas: I hope that ten years from now that the City has an ad-
equate balance of housing for all income levels, including rental hous-
ing. My vision would include more public space along the waterways
where people shouldn't be living anyway, and moving development
back to undeveloped areas of the City, concentrating on areas that
have previously been neglected, I would hope with that emphasis on
keeping it a livable place and making it more livable for everyone, that
there would be startups of many, many small businesses because
realistically we cannot attract any giant industry here. I think the
prison is probably the biggest industry we'll get here, But, I'm hoping
for a balanced area that doesn't drive anybody out, I think people are
quite concerned about whether they can remain here...
Saunders: I agree. All my life, I've watched people that I've grown up
with have to move, because there's no jobs; there's no opportunities
to make a life for young people... When they get out of school, the
young people have to move away in order to find a career. I would like
to see Carrabelle promote the type of development growth that brings
in jobs, opportunities for younger and older people ... That's my big-
gest issue as to what's going on in Carrabelle.
Question: Federal studies show that the quality of our water is
adversely affected when dense development is allowed close to
the writer's edge. What would suggest our City Commission do to
protect our rivers and the bay?
Saunders: Personally, I don't like to see dense development along the
river. I don't believe in completely stopping the development along the
river but I do not believe we should have within half a mile, 500 con-
dos along the river ... To me that's excessive ... The city should limit
how many units are put up and where they are put up...
Parmenas: I would like to see the City enforce ideas that are already
on the books as law ... There s a critical shoreline district. There's a
coastal high hazard area ... an enormous number of developments
around Carrabelle'that are being used as examples of bad develop-
ment. Those are being used in regional studies. We are already the
poster child for what can go wrong. We need to turn it around very
quickly or it will be degraded water quality in the future...
Question: If elected, would you cast your vote on the issues based
on your personal views or the views of the citizens you would
Parmenas: I hope I will be representing the entire City. Because it's
not a district position. I certainly want a lot of citizen input on every-
thing. If my view ... differs from that of the citizens, then I want them
to have that information too ... If people disagree with me on an issue,
I want to hear about it. If I have a preconceived notion about it I want
to be told to be quiet and listen to somebody's else's notion. I don t
want to be allowed to get away with that.
Saunders: It's very simple. The people that are elected by the people
work for the people, and it's when you start listening to the people ...
It is your responsibility to put in a panel that will listen.
Question: What is your motivation for wanting to serve on the
Saunders: I want to be on the Commission because Ikii6w there's a
lot that needs to be done and the main reason is because I can't be
corrupted. I will listen to what you have to say. If you want me to voice
your opinion, I will. If you want me to act your way, I will. I have no
hidden agenda. I have no ulterior motives.
Parmenas: My hope in running for the Commission is to provide some
insight ... I certainly want to create an atmosphere of public trust
which I feel is now lacking in this community. I think that people are
packing these meetings in great interest ... I would like to look for-
ward toward creating a system of development regulations, and a sys-
tem of citizen input, that creates a Carrabelle that people can remain



Citizen Input

The Friends of the Franklin
County Library are inviting local
residents to a brunch on Sept. 24
beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church on
Patton Drive in Eastpoint. The
Friends want members of the
community to give input into what
they want in a new library, said
Eileen Annie Ball, librarian.
A modern library building, with
much-needed room, has long
been a dream of the Friends
group. The Franklin County Li-
brary is presently located in the
Eastpoint Mall. It has long been
plagued by lack of space for its
many programs and work on read-
'ing enrichment and alter-school
sessions for local children.
Joyce Estes is president of the
Friends, Christine Hinton is vice
president, Cliff Butler, treasurer,
and Elaine Rosenthal, secretary.
The proposed location, which has
not been finalized, is on North Bay
Shore Drive.

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Library Board
To Meet
September 12th
The Wilderness Coast Public Li-
braries' (WILD) Governing Board
will meet on Monday, September
12, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wil-
derness Coast Public Libraries
Administrative Office at 3240
Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville,
For more information, please call
(850) 926-4571.

'Service Above Self' Motto

Of Quiet Civic Club

By Sue Cronkite
Active volunteers do a lot for people and places over Franklin County.
Meetings, plans, and opinions from various groups reflect the aims of
those who want to make a difference in community life.
Apalachicola's Rotary is one of the quiet civic clubs. What the good
members do is rarely seen or noticed except around the time of high
school graduations when scholarships are given, or if they hold a
fund-raiser, or gather funds for youth at Christmas. Members were
urged to "give a little more" recently by District Governor John Tice
who spoke to the Apalachicola group at the Red Top. The local club's
previous meeting place, The Hut, was destroyed by Hurricane Den-
Members hearing Tice's talk included Cliff Butler, president-elect, Dr.
Tamara Marsh, secretary-elect, Monica Lemieux, treasurer, Larry
Perryman, past president, Jim Miller, assistant District Governor,
Michael Shuler, Gordon Shuler, J. V. Gander, and Sue Cronkite, presi-
dent. Visitors included Anita Grove, executive director, Apalachicola
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Saundra Kelley, representing
Wakulla Rotary and Big Bend Hospice.
The Apalachicola Club's flag and staff was destroyed in the wreckage
of The Hut. The lectern which survived was presented to the local
club in 1951 by the Port St. Joe club to commemorate Rotary
International's 100 year. The local club meets each Tuesday for lunch
and a program at the Red Top on Highway 98. Prospective members
are welcome. Tice challenged Apalachicola Rotarians to "raise the bar"
on service. "If you think about it, Service Above Self resonates in the
Rotarians more than any other," said Tice. "Living it connects us to
one of the basic truths of a joyful and successful life. The theme also
helps to keep us grounded."
Much of Tice's talk centered on Rotary International's theme Service
Above Self "If you think about it those three simple words resonate
in the hearts of Rotarians," said Tice. "Living it connects us to one of
the basic truths of a joyful and successful life. It is a powerful theme
to keep us grounded."
Tise explained the need for giving more in the war against illiteracy.
"Did you know that there are 800 million people in the world who do
not have the literacy skills to hold ajob? That 98 percent of the illiter-
ate people in the world live in developing countries; that two-thirds of
those are women, and that more than 130 million school age children
are not attending classes?"
Water management problems are not restricted to Franklin County
and the Florida Panhandle. Tice said that "Contaminated water is
implicated in 80 percent of the world's health problems, and an esti-
mated 40,000 people die each day of disease caused by contaminated
water-more than 14 million per year."
Rotary International's major project last year was to try to eradicate
polio. Though the goal came close to being realized, the dread disease
still exists in areas where the people thought Rotarians were trying to
."sterilize" their children. A public relations project is making an effort
to enlighten the people as to what inoculation against polio means,'
especially to their children.
Tice said the three dimensions of power of Rotary are, number one,
the will to make a positive difference in the lives of others; number
two, connecting the will to serve others with one's passion or pur-
pose. "We were brought into this world on purpose and for a purpose.
Some know what their purpose is, and some don't," said Tice.
"For those who don't know their purpose, I encourage you to give high
priority in your life to finding or clarifying it. To those who do know, I
hope you will give a high priority to finding a way to use Rotary as a
fulfillment channel for your purpose.
'The third dimension of Rotary involves leveraging your passion by
tackling a project that will help others, however small," said Tice. "It
may grow to the International Diabetes Foundation. The money
mushoomed beyond your wildest dreams." As an example, he told
about the efforts of Wayne and Betty Edwards in their fight against
juvenile diabetes. The Edwards' son had Type 1 diabetes. They got
Walgreens to donate big pink piggy banks to 42 clubs. Rotary mem-
bers put their spare change into the pigs. The money was gathered
and $25,000 donated to the International Diabetes Foundation which
found its way to Bolivia.
The Rotary Club of Lachamama, Bolivia added $5,000, then $3,000
from their District Foundation, then $20,000 donated equaled $53,000,
and with a matching grant from Rotary International totaled $106,000.
Later the Eli Lilly Foundation gave $180,000 over three years. What
started out as a small project, mushroomed into a grand gesture in
the efforts to fight juvenile diabetes. "Your pink pig which was de-
stroyed by Hurricane Dennis contributed to that grand amount of
money to fight juvenile diabetes," said Tice.

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2 September 2005 Page-7

The Clerk Of

The Circuit Court

V-1 I Your Public Trustee
Q: I am a licensed real estate broker in the State
of Florida specializing in the sale of commercial
properties. Do I have any legal recourse for col-
lecting unpaid commission fees due me from a seller?
A: During this year's legislative session, the "Commercial Real Estate
Sales Commission Lien Act" was introduced which addressed your
concern. You now have the power to place a lien on the owner's pro-
ceeds from a commercial real estate transaction. The proceeds are
placed in the registry of the court until the dispute is resolved. The
closing may proceed and the buyer should be able to take clean title
to the property. Before, a broker was entitled to a lien on property for
nonpayment of commission only if authorized to do so by contractual
If you have any questions or comments about this column, please
forward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market
St., Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.

Alan Pierce

Reports To

The County


August 30, 2005
Provided Board with copy of Sta-
tus Report for Resort Village on
St. George Island as required by
the Eleventh Amendment to the
St. George Island Development
Order. No action needed by Board.
Provided Board with copy of let-
ter sent to Governor Bush regard-
ing support for the Alligator Point
Provided Board with copy of let-
ter to DEP on the response to the
Cease and Desist Order.
Provided Board with copy of let-
ter to DEP Secretary Castille re-
garding beach and dune recovery
Informed Board that Butch Baker,
EM Director, is eager to move for-
ward with improving Emergency
Management capabilities and is
advertising for the EM Coordina-
tor position now, even though
funds will not be available till Oct.
1. He wants to be able to inter-
view in September and be ready
to hire if the Board approves his
budget as it is currently proposed.
The Emergency Management Co-
ordinator position is a grant
funded position.
Informed Board that I have adver-
tised to fill the vacant grant
writer/administrator position also
effective Oct. 1, and contingent
upon Board approving Planning
Department budget as currently
Provided Board copy of Small
County Technical Assistance Fi-
nal Report.
Provided Board with copy of
Carrabelle Recreation Park
FRDAP Agreement. This has been
signed by both parties and site
clearing has begun.
Provided Board with a copy of the
DEP stormwater permit for
SummerCamp Phase 1. This was
received by the Board on August
Provided Board with copy of ex-
ecuted Disaster Relief Agreement
between FEMA and Franklin
County for Hurricane Dennis.
Presented Resolution for the
Board to establish the National
Incident Management System
NIMS) as the county's standard for
incident management. In order to
be eligible for future Homeland Se-
curity grant funds the county
must utilize NIMS.
Discussed Alligator Point water
situation. Chairman Sanders, and
Alan Pierce met with Mr. Tom
Vanderplats, Alligator Point Water

Resource District, and Mr. Allan
Pfeiffer, Alligator Point Taxpayers
Association regarding the water
supply on Alligator Point.' There '
are two serious restrictions on
water service at this time. One,
while the water tank is full, deliv-
ery of water out of the tank to most
of the Point is through a four-inch
line. instead of the normal ten-
inch main. The ten-inch main was
ruptured by Hurricane Dennis
and until the road relocation is-
sue is resolved the District does
not know where to put the re-
.placement ten-inch line.'Two, it
is known that there are parts of
the eastern end of the county that
are having difficulty finding addi-
tional water. The District wells for
raw water are not producing the
volume expected, so even when.
the ten-inch is replaced, the Dis-
trict will still face water restric-
The Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement District is doing a re-
gional study of the water supply
in and around Franklin County. I
recommended the Board ask the
Water Management District to
hold a workshop with the county
commission to discuss the find-
ings, even preliminary findings. All
of the water suppliers on the east
side of the Apalachicola River
should he invited, although the
principal beneficiaries are really
Carrabelle and east. The purpose
of the workshop will be discuss
in general terms where additional
water is, and under what arrange-
ments the county might provide
raw water to the different districts
for distribution. The reason the
county might get involved in wa-
ter provision is that the county
can act as a neutral agent between
the districts, and the water sup-
ply wells might very well end up
outside any of the existing district
boundaries anyway. Board action.
Discussed amendment to person-
nel rules to deal with overtime
during disasters. The language
has been reviewed by Ms. Lucy
Turner, labor attorney.
Discussed Planning and Zoning
Commission request for a 120 day
moratorium on approving hotel/
motel site plans in order to de-
velop a better definition of hotel.
Escambia County is also working
on this issue. The central issue of
concern is whether the county is
really going to see short term
stay/rental units being built un-
der this definition or are these
units going to end up as perma-
Snent residential units. The Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission dis-
cussed various ways to tighten the
definition. Some of these ways are
also being considered by
Escambia County. They include:
* putting a maximum size on a
rental unit such as every rental
unit can not be larger than 500
Square feet.
* requiring that at least a percent-
age of rental units be designed for
overnight accommodations, which'
means rooms without kitchen fa-
cilities, or washer-dryers.

* requiring that each building only
have one electrical connection so
that individual units would not he
able to get a separate electric
meter or bill. Public Hearing for
Board discussion on whether to
move forward with paving Las
Brisas. Board has received a let-
ter from Preble-Rish saying adja-
cent properties would not flood
because of re-surfacing and rais-
ing of the cul-de-sac. James
Waddell, consultant for one of the
neighbors, sent a letter stating a
number of concerns regarding Las
Brisas drainage, with the conclud-
ing sentence, "I cannot recom-
mend to my client that he not ob-
ject to the elevation of the cul-de-
sac portion of the road at this
time." He sent a second letter late
yesterday afternoon. Tabled until
next meeting.
Board authorization of change
order #4. This is a minor change
order that should have been ap-
proved in June. It adds the strip-
ing of the roads already done, and
deducts Delaware Street in
Lanark. It results in a net decrease
of some $2,000 in total contract.
Board approved.
Board has finally received a letter
from Congressman Boyd request-
ing notification of who will repre-
sent the county on his regional
Healthcare Council. Board action
to allow Commissioner Lockley to
serve in this capacity. The first
meeting is Monday, Sept. 19 in
Tallahassee. Board approved.
Board authorization to allow
Melanie Hutchins to donate 21
hours of her accrued sick leave to
Kristy Duncan. Board approved.
Provided Board with copy of ex-
ecuted hold harmless agreement
with Progress Energy for use of the
4palachicola airport as a staging
area during disasters. This agree-
ment runs through Dec. 31. 2006.
Board approved.
Presented Board with URS Agree-
ments for Design, Bid, Award, and
Construction Plans and Services
for the Construction of New En-
trance Road at Airport. There is a
question about whether the
county can sign this document
without going out for hid for these
services. The URS proposes to do
these services for approximately
$120,000, which is 12% of the
grant. Board approved for bids.
Board action to extend the emer-
gency permit for repairs to struc-
tures seaward of the DEP CCCL
line due to damage from Hurri-
cane Dennis, and any subsequent
damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Extended to 120 days.
Informed Board that before Hur-
ricane Katrina I met with FEMA
beach specialists and they were
intending on providing emergency
berms around the sewage plant
at Sunset Beach and around 300
Ocean Mile condo units. They
were going to Alligator Point yes-
terday, but I have not heard from
them and they probably have been
Informed Board that Chairman
signed the agreements for the
DOT Joint Participation Agree-
ment for CR 30A. Initially, I
thought DOT was paying 87.5%,
but the JPA has the state share
at 75%, with a maximum contri-
bution of $1,698,311. The project
must be bid by Dec. 31, 2005, and
completed by Dec. 31, 2006. Be-
cause of the short time line I rec-
ommend the Board direct Preble-
Rish to begin the design and bid
documents for CR 30A and Lake
Morality. Preble-Rish is willing to
provide engineering services for
both projects for 10% of the grant
awards, so there is no out of
county expenses for engineering
fees for these two projects. Motion
to proceed.
Informed Board that DEP has is-
sued Notice to Proceed with the
Carrabelle Recreation Park.

Presented Board with letter from
Alligator Point Volunteer Fire De-
partment requesting assistance in
getting DEP to issue the CCL per-
mit for the construction of the
water main seaward of the CCL
in the old Alligator Point Camp-
ground, now known as South
Shoal. Board to write letter ap-
Presentation by Mr. Branch
Mahaffey, or his attorney, Mr. Ri-
chard Powers, regarding a denial
through the consent agenda of a
request to rezone a single acre of
land in the Lanark Village area
from R-l to R-la. Mr. Mahaffey has
a single one acre lot that he wants
to split in half and sell off half of
the acre with a house, and keep
the other half of the acre with a
fully functional shop that he says
he would never try to convert to a
house. Planning and Zoning rec-
ommended against the request
and I recommended against the
request. Mr. Mahaffey did not get
to speak to the Board before the
vote was taken.
Report concerning the Mark
Nolton carport and Ocean Mist
development in Lanark Village. At
the last Board meeting, the Board
tabled any action to give the
county staff time to meet with the
parties and try to work something
out. Chairman Sanders ended up
meeting with the parties on site
last week so she has the most
current assessment. The Board's
action from the last meeting was
to table the site plan and so that
is what is under consideration this
morning. Signed an agreement.
Accepted site plan approved.
Board action regarding damage
done to Harbor Circle by GT Comn.
Board has received several letters
from Alligator.Point residents an-
gry at the damage GT Comn did to
the road when they were install-
ing new underground cable. Mo-
tion to write letter approved.
Informed Board of opportunity to
develop plans consistent with the
presentation made by the Water-
fronts Committee several, meet-
ings ago. The Board may remem-
ber that the Waterfronts Commit-
tee spoke to the county regarding
the development of a Seafood In-
dustrial Park.
I attended a Waterfronts Commit-
tee meeting on Aug. 18 to discuss
further protection of the seafood
industry. At this time. the City of
Apalachicola is going to consider
submitting a grant for a feasibil-
ity study of improvements to the
Scipio Creek Boat Basin. I recom-
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to the Office of Tourism, Trade,
and Economic Development
(OTTED) for a feasibility study for
a Seafood Industrial Park. Mr.
Dave McClain is here to ask that
that feasibility study be expanded
to include a general assessment
of the future needs of the seafood
industry along the waterfronts of
Two Mile and Eastpoint. I have
attached Mr. McClain's one page
analysis. Board action.
After the feasibility study is done
the county could then pursue
Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds to
buy the necessary waterfront
property for public uses.
The county has applied for Haz-
ard Mitigation Grants in the past
to buy out residential dwellings on
Alligator Point. The county cur-
rently has one HMGP grant in the
pipeline to purchase Keith
Sumners house on Alligator Point.
Informed Board that the United
Way has provided $25,000 to
Franklin County Disaster Recov-
ery Initiative and $5,000 to reim-
burse the food bank.
Provided Board copy of State of
Emergency Proclamation associ-
ated with Hurricane Katrina.
Board action to sign Memoran-
dum of Understanding between
Board and Michael Moron as
Housing Administrator for
County's Affordable Housing Pro-
gram. He would hire and super-
vise a SHIP Administrative Assis-
tant, and all administrative costs
would come out of SHIP adminis-
trative fees. Board approved.
Board. action to authorize Preble-
Rish to design and develop con-
struction plans and bid docu-
ments for the reconstruction of
Alligator Point Road in its current
location. Because of the length of
time and the amount of review
involved in developing a mitigation
plan to move the road, especially
one that involves acquiring private
property, I believe the Board needs
to develop plans to rebuild the
road while at the same time con-
tinue on the mitigation project.
FEMA will reimburse the county
for 87.5% of the costs Preble-Rish
incurs. Tabled untilnext week.
The biggest problem against us is
time and the current need of the
Alligator Point Water District tc
replace their one and only ten-
inch line.
There is a possibility that before
FEMA approves the road reloca-
tion FEMA will require a complete
feasibility and environmental as-

sessment be done, and that alone
might take a year before it is com-
plete and approved.
If the state does not assist the
county in trying to get the road
moved, it is certainly possible the
county will be forced to rebuild the
road in its current location. Board

President To


Cabrera To

HUD Post

President Bush recently an-
nounced his intent to nominate
Florida Housing's Executive Di-
rector, Orlando J. Cabrera, to As-
sistant Secretary of Housing and
Urban Development for Public and
Indian Housing. Mr. Cabrera be-
came Executive Director of Florida
Housing in 2003 and currently
serves on the Board of Directors
of the National Council of State
Housing Agencies and the South-
east Regional and North Florida
Fannie Mae Partnership Advisory
Before joining Florida Housing,
Mr. Cabrera was a partner with
Holland & Knight, LLP where he
practiced real estate, land use and
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$515,997.11 was dispensed by the Franklin County Commission at
the August 30, 2005 meeting. Here is the list of bills supplied by the
Finance Office.

08/26/2005 15:

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000239 A.I.P. PRODUC
001670 ALLTEL
002281 ARAMARK
000104 ARD'S FINA
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002309 COMPUTER & NE
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NC. 33106 083005 43.95
33107 08/30/05 53.83
33108 08/30/ 2,011.74
FENCE 33109 /30/05 9,116.00
33110 08/30/05 404.49
HARDWAR N 33111 08305 218.96
CHAMBER 33112 08305 o 6,183.86
33113 08/305 371.76
33114 08/30/O5 89.45
ISHING 33115 083005 459.95
NSTIT A 33116 08/30/05 185,237.00
R 33117 08/3005 16,951.78
ASSIST 33118 08/305 13,334.00
GE FUND 33119 08305 13,211.45
33120 08/ 05 726.98
ET 33121 08/ 05 26.03
33122 08/30/05 1,425.00
ON LLC 33123 08/30/05 8,500.00
33124 08/30/05 446.86
S 33125 083005 884.20
C. 33126 0830/05 149.54
33127 08/30 05 4,800.00
33128 08/30/05 147.26.
NC. 33129 08/305 4,676.55
G & 33130 08/305 13.78
33131 08/30/05 51.92
33132 08/30/05 245.55
E 33133 08/30/05 414.55
TOR CO 33134 08/30/05 540.12
ACCOUN 33135 08/30/05 21,522.44
ION 33136 08/30/05 290.00
33137 08/30/05 548.16
K SOLUT 33138 08/30/05 111.50
33139 08/30/05 45.00
P. 33140 08/30/05 4,649.52
T SERVI 33141 08/30/05 170.77
INC 33142 08/30/05 55,208.65
SEWER 33143 083005 688.02
RVICES 33144 0305OS 876.30
S INC 33145 8/30 05 601.20
33146 08/30/05 3,954.24
RE 33147 08/3/05 66.50
PARTS I 33148 08/30/85 701.55
33149 08/30/05 399.03
INC. 33150 08/30/05 59.00
SINC 33151 08/30/5 16,900.00
33152 08/30805 1,214.02
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08/26/2005 15: Check I
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000177 VULCAN, INC.
001822 WEBB/JOHN
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33154 08/30/05
33155 08/30/05
33156 08/30/05
33157 08/30/05
33158 08/30/05
33159 08/30/05
33160 08/30/05
33161 08/30/05
33162 08/30/05
33163 08/30 05
33164 08/30 05
33165 08/30/05
33166 08/30/05
33167 08/30/05
33168 08/30/05
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33170 08/30/05
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33172 08/30/5
33173 08/30/05
33174 08/30/05
33175 08/30/05
33176 08/30/05
33177 08/30/05
33178 08/30/05,
33179 08/30/05
33180 08/30/05
33181 08/30/05
33182 08/30/05
33183 08/30/05
33184 08/30/05
33185 08/30/05
33186 08/30/05
33187 08/30/05
33188 08/30/05
33189 0/30/05
33190 08/30/05
33191 08/30/05
33192 08/30/05
33193 08/30/05
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33197 08/30/05
33198 08/30/05
33199 08/30/05
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33201 08/30/5 271.00
33202 08/30/05 377.50
33203 08/30/05 3,263.95
33204 08/30/05 0.71
33205 08/30/05 2,160.00
33206 08/30/05 1,769.87
33207 08/30/05 349.50
33208 08/30/05 981.94
33209 08/30/05 1,339.45
33210 o8/30o/o05 26.26
33211 08/30/05 163.10
33212 08/30/05 1,275.00
33213 08/30/05 24.99
33214 08/30/05 280.00
33215 08/30/05 114.99
515,997.11 ***

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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
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Description of Vehicle: Make '".a"" Model r" Color ""Bla
TagNo NoTag Year 2000 state L- VinNo. 1N6DD26S1YC350450
ToOwner: Roy A. or Jacquelyn B. Moore ToLien Holder:
4006 Harpers Ferry Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32309

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$ 290.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
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at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
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Eastpoint, FL 32328
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$ 290.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 20.00 per
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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council (Council) will
meet September 12-16, 2005 at
the Wyndham Bourbon Orleans:"
Hotel, 717 Orleans Street, New
Orleans, LA 70116. Public testi-
mony is scheduled on Wednesday,
September 14, 2005 from 1:45
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on: (a) Final Reef
Fish Amendment 18A, b) Final
Red Grouper Regulatory Amend-
ment and (c) Exempted Fishing
Permits (if any). The Council
agenda will be continued when-
ever the public testimony sessions
are completed. Persons who wish
to testify before the Council must
register before the start of the tes-
timony period. Copies of these
documents are available by call-
ing or e-mailing the Council.
On Monday, Septemberl2, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the Reef
Fish Management Committee will
review a final version of Reef Fish
Amendment 18A/EA and then
make recommendations to the
Council on submitting it to NMFS
for implementation. Next, the
Committee will review Public
Hearing Draft Reef Fish Amend-
ment 26 for a Red Snapper IFQ
program and may modify their
preferred alternatives for manage-
ment measures for public hear-
ings. The Committee will then re-
view the Final Red Grouper Regu-
.latory Amendment, public hear-
ing comments and letters, and
make recommendations to the
Council for adoption.
The Joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Man-
agement Committees will convene
from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to
review red snapper management
scenarios based on the data pro-
vided by the new red snapper
stock assessment conducted un-
der the Southeast Data Assess-
ment and Review (SEDAR). Then
the Committees will review a
scoping document for a regulatory
amendment on BRD (bycatch re-
duction device) certification crite-
rion and certification off new
bycatch reduction devices (BRDs).
Next the Committees will review
a scoping document for a joint
Reef Fish/Shrimp Amendment
targeted at reducing trawl
bycatch; bycatch in the directed
fishery; and effort limitation alter-
natives for the shrimp fishery.
On Tuesday, September 13, from
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the Joint

Reef Fish/Shrimp Committees
will reconvene to complete their
work. From 9:00 am. to 9:30 a.m.
the Budget/Personnel Committee
will meet to review the Council's
CY 2006 Operating Budget. From
10:00 am. to 11:30 am. the Mi-
gratory Species Management
Comrpittee will hear a presenta-
tion on a proposed HMS amend-
On Wednesday, September 14,
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the
Administrative Policy Committee
will meet to review the current
SSC Operations. They will also
discuss the possibility of holding
a Joint SSC/Council meeting and
a Joint AP/Council meeting. The
Committee will then consider a
two- year term for the Council
Chair and Vice-Chair, and then
discuss the pros and cons of lim-
iting Council meetings to four or
five per year.
The Council will act ori the Com-
mittee recommendations on
Wednesday, Thursday, and Fri-
day. At the end of the Council
meeting a new Chair and Vice-
Chair will he elected.
Although other non-emergency
issues not on the agenda may
come before the Council and Com-
mittees for discussion, in accor-
dance with the Magnuson-
-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act ( M-SFCMA),
those issues may not be the sub-
ject of formal action during these
meetings. Actions of the Council
and Committees will be restricted
to those issues specifically iden-
tified in the agendas and any is-
sues arising after publication of
this notice that require emergency
action under Section 305(c) of the
M-SFCMA, provided the public
has been notified of the Council's
intent to take action to address
the emergency. The established
times for addressing items on the
agenda may be adjusted as nec-
essary to accommodate the timely
completion of discussion relevant
to the agenda items. In order to
further allow for such adjust-
ments and completion of all items
on the agenda, the meeting may
be extended from, or completed
prior to the date established in
this notice.


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Guidelines under the law has
been sent out to property owners
in an effort to help them under-
stand how property is assessed
following a hurricane, said Doris,
Pendleton, Franklin County.prop ..
erty appraiser.
"Many of us have suffered a tre-
mendous blow from nature as
Dennis came by. in July," said
Pendleton. "This is why I have
posted a copy of Florida Statute
192.042 as it addresses the date
of assessment."
The law states that all property
shall be assessed according to its
just value as follows:
Real property, on January 1 of
each year..Improvements or por-
tions not substantially completed
on January 1 shall have no value
placed thereon. "Substantially
complete" shall mean that the
improvement or some self-suffi-
cient unit within it can be used
for the purpose for which it was
"My staff and I have been, and will
continue taking inventory of dam-
ages left by hurricane Dennis,"
said Pendleton. "I have requested
tax relief for property owners of
eligible property through the state
capitol." As of Aug. 10, no tax re-
lief had been issued for Dennis
damages, said Pendleton.
"We will continue to pursue these
efforts for property owners and
keep you informed of any up-
dates," said Pendleton. Those with
questions are asked to contact the
property appraiser's office in the
Franklin County courthouse.

Prize Photos

On Display

At Carrabelle


Winning photos from a recent con-
test will be displayed at the
Carrabelle Public Library Sept. 13
through 16.
Apalachee Dreaming photo con-
test was sponsored by Florida
Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI),
The theme of the contest is
Apalachee Dreaming: The Mean-
ing of Place.
Winners of the contest which will
be displayed include: Christine
Klassen's Somewhere in Tale's
Hell, grand prize; Lorie Noble's
Pine Tree Bay Sunset, first place
tie; Marilyn Schulthels' Blissful
Serenity, first place tie: Diane
Dyal's Free to Dream, Free to Ride,
second place; Kathy Gilstrap's Pic-
ture Postcard Place, third place.
In the children's category winners
include: Conner Smith's Pink Soli-
tude, grand prize; Randi Arnoldy's
DePalm, first place: Christine
Mathers' Pelican Alley, second
place; Stephanie Mathis' Hanging
Over the Horizon, third place.
Photos can also be viewed on the
website www.fnai.org.


Sets Public


The Apalachicola City Commis-
sion is to hold a public hearing
on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at
the Battery Park Community Cen-
ter building, 1 Bay Ave.
The hearing is to address rezon-
ing parts of an R-2, multi-family
residential area to R- 1, single fam-
ily residential. The area, in Neal's
addition, Philaco Shores, has long
been a bone of contention between
Those who wish to keep the multi-
family zoning and those who are
making an effort to stop condo-
miniums and .rental units from
being constructed.
Construction of a condo building
on Shadow Lane and two new
rental houses on Prado are con-
sidered to be the impetus for a
campaign to change the zoning.
Recently a letter from city offices
asked for comments from resi-
dents of the area and surround-
ing neighborhoods as to what they
wished. Results of the survey will
be discussed at the public meet-
The letter went out under the sig-
nature of Betty Taylor-Webb, ad-
ministrator of the City of
Apalachicola and asked those who
-wished further information to con-
tact Cindi Giametta, building de-
partment at 653-8222.

New Tyndall

Visitor Center

The new Visitor Control Center for
Tyndall is located across the street
from the old visitor center, at Sa-
bre Drive Gate, on Highway 98.
The Visitor Center parking lot is
assessable via the left-turning
lane at the Sabre Drive light on
Highway 98. Drivers should use
caution when transitioning to the
left lane.
Customers requiring Pass and
Registration services or Visitor
Control Center services can get
both at the new facility. "This is a
'one-stop' shop for the custom-
ers," said Maj. Christopher Corley,
:32;:! h Security Forces Squadron
commander. The purpose of the
combined center is to reduce the
wait time, improve access and re-
duce congestion at the Sabre
Drive Gate.
Hours of operation are: Visitor
Control Center 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
every day visitors may acquire a
short-term temporary pass for
base access for up to seven days.
Pass and Rv,'itll i.iloim 7:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. NMdiia.l3 thru Friday
- to obtain a vehicle pass for pri-
vately owned vehicles, the follow-
ing is required: (1) A valid Depart-
ment of De'ense identification cre-
dential; (2) Current proof of ve-
hicle registration; and (3) Proof of
insurance lor driver/vehicle.
Vehicles are not allowed to be left
overnight in the parking lot. Park-
ing is available for customers only.


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