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					DECEMBER 7, 2006 REGULAR MEETING                                                                       1
                                         MINUTES
                            REGULAR MEETING
                                     OF
                  CITY COMMISSION – CITY OF CARRABELLE, FL
P. O. BOX 569, 106 AVENUE B SOUTH                                    PHONE: (850) 697-2727
CARRABELLE, FL 32322-0569                                                 or (850) 697-3618

DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006                                               TIME: 6:30 P. M.
PLACE: CITY MEETING FACILITY                                                  1621 W. HWY 98

6:30 P.M.   CALL TO ORDER: _________P.M.

              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

              Mayor speaks in remembrance of Pearl Harbor. She reads from a paper and
              speaks of the events that took place that day and of patriotism. Mayor asks for
              moment of silence.

              APPROVAL OF MINUTES

              October 5, 2006 Regular City Meeting and November 7, 2006. Commissioner Rankin
              makes motion to approve, Commissioner Tyre seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

              INTRODUCTION

              Hospital CEO Chuck Culvert introduces himself. Dr. Pierce speaks to the public. He
              tells everyone that Carrabelle will be having a fulltime doctor soon. The husband and
              wife team will be joining Dana Holton and his practice here in Carrabelle. Dana Holton
              introduces himself. He is the owner of Bayline Medical. Chuck Culvert tells what he
              thinks about Carrabelle. He asks that the Mayor and Commission look into putting an
              ambulance station here in Carrabelle.

              PUBLIC COMMENT: (Items not on Agenda)

              Mayor reads a quote from Charles Davis Hughs about the Constitution.
              Tamara Allen asks that everyone remember the Carrabelle Food Pantry during the
              holiday season. All support and donations will be appreciated.
              Jim Bockelman speaks regarding the situation that took place this week regarding the use
              of Merry Christmas and the nativity scene in town He speaks of the Constitution and that
              this Country was founded on GOD and religion. He states that the majority of the people
              in this community are Christians and that “Merry Christmas” should be on the water bills
              and the nativity scene should be in the middle of town. Mark Mercer, pastor of the
              Baptist Church in Carrabelle speaks to the Commission and to the public on Christianity.
              Pastor Julie Stephens also speaks on this issue.

              COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS:

              Comm. Parmenas- Not at this time
              Comm. Rankin: Not at this time
              Comm. Sands: Not at this time
              Comm. Tyre: He speaks of the great job that was done on the Christmas decorations by
              William and Edmond. Commissioner Tyre also states that he directed a City employee to
              put Merry Christmas on the water bills. He states that at Halloween when City
              employees dressed up nothing was said and no one was offended. He also reads quotes
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          from unknown author.

          Mayor Kelly- The Mayor speaks of the controversy that everyone here is speaking of.
          These decisions were made by one single Commissioner not the entire Commission. The
          Mayor states that the City has hired an Administrator to oversee day to day operations.
          The Mayor asks for the Commissions approval to send a letter to DOC and to the inmates
          thanking them for all that they do. She speaks of Waterfront Florida. She asks to arrange
          a community meeting sometime in January. Mayor informs everyone that there is a new
          County Chair and Vice Chair. Rita Millender asks if we are keeping the nativity scene
          and Merry Christmas. Holiday on the Harbor will be December 9, 2006. The Mayor tells
          of the special events that will be taking place. The Chamber and the City together
          arranged the events this year. Truck Route has been signed on Lake Morality Road.
          Visit Florida was at the Carrabelle Boat club for three days this week. The Big Bend
          Saltwater Classic is looking for an organization to help with the fish at the next Saltwater
          Classic. The Mayor speaks about the issue of Water and Sewer to the new school and
          informs everyone that Eastpoint Water and Sewer will be providing the services.
          Commissioner Sands points out that that is not set in stone. TDC grant monies. There
          will be someone at the Clerks office in the Carrabelle Annex fulltime. A new Library
          director is being sought after. The number of potholes in Carrabelle were talked about in
          County meeting yesterday. The County is going to provide a funding request to
          Congressman Boyd. One request is to extend sewer lines. They are also looking for
          funding for Kendrick Park. The Mayor asks Commissioner Parmenas to take on the
          CBIRS grant again this year.

          Cheryl Griffith thanks everyone for the new chairs.

          STAFF REPORT

          John McInnis: John and his family wishes all of Carrabelle a very Merry
          Christmas. Total building permits issued $1857.00. Airport office has arrived.
          Airport bid for lighting was given and at the first of the year we will go out to bid
          for fuel.

          Police Report: See Attached.

          Road Department: See Attached.

          Code Enforcement: 6 violations issued on 11/22/06 around the City and one
          ongoing.__________

          Projects Status:

          Phase III- 80% complete

          Carrabelle Beach Sewer Collection System and Last Phase of River Road
          (Bid Award)- Low bidder was Stege Construction. Motion to award bid by
          Commissioner Tyre, seconded by Commissioner Rankin. Skip Frink asks about
          continuing the sewer lines past Carrabelle Beach. Mr. McInnis answers his questions.
          Mr. Bockelman reminds the Commission that they approved not to extend the line. All in
          favor, motion carried.

          Stormwater Improvements (Bid Award)- Reads letter from Randy Lane. Mr. McInnis
          recommends to go with option 2 and give tentative bid and negotiate the amount.
          Commissioner Sands questions whether Crowder’s bid was correct. Commissioner Tyre
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          asks if we are required to go with the low bid. Attorney Cox states that City staff could
          modify the scope of work and put it out to bid again. Commissioner Sands makes a
          motion to modify the scope of work and re-bid, motion died for lack of second.
          Commissioner Rankin makes a motion to reject all bids, negotiate the scope of work, and
          to re-bid, Commissioner Sands seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

          West Elevated Water Tank (Bid Award)- Low bidder is Caldwell Tanks for
          $919,600.00.Commissioner Sands makes a motion to accept the bid, Commissioner
          Rankin seconds, all in favor, motion carried. Bid for pipe by February.

          Well, Pump, Piping at FCI- Water quality issue at FCI. BDI is working on this problem.

          AirVac Update- Will come up for vote in the future.

          Sewer System Computer Model and Map-To be completed in January 2007

          There is discussion of security cameras to cut down on vandalism. The price would be
          $3000.00. That will cover 4 locations. Commissioner Parmenas moves the authorize the
          City Administrator to purchase the cameras, Commissioner Rankin seconds, all in favor,
          motion carried.

          Last month Olin Grantham offered the City some property adjacent to City owned
          property. We are going to have this property appraised and it will come back next
          month.

             APPROVAL OF BILLS

             City Attorney–                       $                Monthly Pay Request
             URS Corporation-                     $6,709.70        Carrabelle Thompson Airport
             URS Corporation-                     $3,014.45
             ECT-                                 $                Tillie Miller Park
             ECT-                                 $                Marina Project
             Wilson Miller                        $3,000.00        Comprehensive Plan

             Baskerville – Donovan Pay Request:

             Inv. No. 79751          $44,644.90         Professional Services
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 74925          $6,726.36          Stormwater Improvement
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 74939          $8,963.81          Stormwater Improvement
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 74950          $13,024.35         Stormwater Improvement
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 79752          $9,000.00          West Elevated Tank
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 79753          $168.20            WWTP Permit Renewal
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 79760          $416.60            Carrabelle Sewer Model
             _____________________________________________________________________
             Inv. No. 79761          $23.16             Permitting St. James Bay Well
             _____________________________________________________________________

             Development Review Fees – Reimbursed by development
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            Inv. No. 79759          $490.00      ESDC Carraway Bay
            _____________________________________________________________________
            Inv. No. 79758          $102.80      ESDC Lake McKissack
            _____________________________________________________________________
            Inv. No. 79757          $413.00      ESDC Carrabelle Landing
            _____________________________________________________________________
            Inv. No. 79756          $1,265.00    ESDC Retreat at 3 Rivers
            _____________________________________________________________________
            Inv. No. 79755          $298.50      ESDC Sands North
            _____________________________________________________________________
            Inv. No. 79754          $22.50       ESDC Kapes Bayou
            _____________________________________________________________________

            Contractor Pay Request:
            None submitted.

          Commissioner Rankin makes a motion to pay the bills, Commissioner Sands seconds, all
          in favor, motion carried.

          PLANNING AND ZONING REPORT

          Steve Allen gives the Planning and Zoning Report.

          CITY ATTORNEY REPORT

          Attorney received letter from DCA and they have a target date of January 4, 2007. Today
          DCA informed the City attorney that we may receive a letter of intent before Christmas.

          PUBLIC HEARING AND READING OF ORDINANCES

Item 1.   SECOND READING of Proposed City Ordinance No. 418 for Lake McKissack
          Phase II and III located off of Airport Road.

          AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA,
          AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE CITY OF
          CARRABELLE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADOPT A SUB-AREA
          POLICY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL LAND USE DISTRICT; CHANGING THE
          FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE
          COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR LESS THAN 20 ACRES IN THE CITY OF
          CARRABELLE FROM “LIMITED RESIDENTIAL” TO “RESIDENTIAL”
          PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
          AND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING ACT, CHAPTER 163, PART II,
          FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING
          ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
          DATE.

          Wade Pitt with Moore Bass states that he is here to answer any questions.
          Commissioner Rankin moves to approve, Commissioner Parmenas seconds,
          Commissioner Tyre votes nay, motion carried.

Item 2.   SECOND READING of Proposed City Ordinance No. 419 for Airway Estates located
          off of River Road.

          AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
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          FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE
          COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADOPT A POLICY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL LAND
          USE DISTRICT; CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE CITY OF
          CARRABELLE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR 7.58 ACRES IN THE CITY OF
          CARRABELLE FROM “LIMITED RESIDENTIAL” TO “RESIDENTIAL”
          PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND
          COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING ACT, CHAPTER 163, PART II, FLORIDA
          STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES
          IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

          Bob Arredondo with URS is here to answer any questions. Commissioner Sands
          makes a motion to approve, Commissioner Rankin seconds, Commissioner Tyre
          votes nay, motion carried.

Item 3.   FIRST READING of Proposed City Ordinance No. 420 for Airway Estates located off
          of River Road.

          AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE CHANGING THE ZONING OF
          A 7.58 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 24,
          TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, CARRABELLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
          FLORIDA, FROM R-5, LIMITED RESIDENTIAL TO R-1, SINGLE- FAMILY
          RESIDENTIAL CHANGING THE CITY OF CARRABELLE ZONING MAP, AND
          PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE AND PUBLICATION HEREOF

Item 4.   FIRST READING of Proposed City Ordinance No. 421 for Lake McKissack Phase II
          located off of Airport Road.

          AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE CHANGING THE ZONING OF
          A 12.13 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 24,
          TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, CARRABELLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
          FLORIDA, FROM R-5, LIMITED RESIDENTIAL TO R-1, SINGLE- FAMILY
          RESIDENTIAL CHANGING THE CITY OF CARRABELLE ZONING MAP, AND
          PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE AND PUBLICATION HEREOF

          Commissioner Parmenas questions the Phases mentioned.

          UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Item 1.   Discussion and possible action concerning Pirates Landing Comp Plan Amendment.
          Requested by Dan Cox.

          Attorney Cox speaks to the Commission regarding the Pirates Landing and their
          discrepancies with the Comprehensive Plan. The City needs to adopt a policy bringing
          them into compliance. Attorney Cox explains the densities of the approved projects on
          Timber Island. Some are under and some are under. He asks for permission to advertise
          and submit to DCA. See Attached Letter. There will be a transmittal hearing at the
          beginning of January. NEEDS TO BE NOTICED.

Item 2.   Discussion and possible action concerning Lighthouse Association. Requested by Dan
          Cox.

          Back in 2001 the City was given the Lighthouse Property with an agreement with the
          Lighthouse Association. The Attorney is asking to extend the agreement with the
          Lighthouse Association to include the new 2 acre parcel of property that was purchased
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          last month through a grant. Mr. McInnis informs the Commission that the restoration
          project has went out for bid. Commissioner Tyre moves to approve, Commissioner
          Sands seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

Item 3.   Discussion and possible action on donating a City lot to habitat for humanity. Requested
          by Cora Russ

          Commissioner Rankin makes a motion to donate the lot to habitat, Commissioner Sands
          seconds. Commissioner Parmenas informs the Commission that the County has quite a
          lot of property in the City and thinks that we should write a letter asking the County to
          donate a lot also. Commissioner Rankin amends his motion to include writing a letter to
          the County, Commissioner Sands amends his second. Jeannie Rodgers asks that if we do
          donate the lot we do an extensive background check on the person receiving it. David
          Butler points out that this lot was somehow acquired by taxpayers’ money and needs to
          be looked into by its best use. Commissioner Tyre states that he is all for Habitat for
          Humanity but he is also for the Citizens of Carrabelle and is unsure about giving away
          City property. Bill Rose asks if we are putting the cart before the horse. He suggests that
          maybe we should find a family first. Commissioner Rankin makes a motion to table,
          seconded by Commissioner Sands, all in favor, motion carried.

Item 4.   Approve/Disapprove Long Pointe Phase II. Requested by Inovia Consulting.

          Michael Donaldson addresses the Commission on this issue. He gives an overview of
          where they were, where they are now, and where they hope to be by the end of the night.
          Russell Large with Inovia is sworn in. Mr. Large goes over the infrastructure of the
          project such as roadways, grinder pumps, water mains, electrical, etc. Commissioner Tyre
          asks about the electrical and flooding. Commissioner Sands asks about pollution.
          Commissioner Parmenas asks about the wetlands and the uplands. Commissioner
          Parmenas questions where exactly the 17.23 acres are on the plan. Commissioner
          Parmenas also questions the width of the roadway. Jim Bockelman asks that this project
          come back to Planning and Zoning to address the issues that are brought up tonight.
          Attorney Cox states that it should not go back to Planning and Zoning. Commissioner
          Parmenas talks about the flood mitigation policy. It is pointed out that these revised
          plans came in late. Mr. Large says that the changes were minor and shouldn’t matter. The
          Mayor points out that out City Administrator had to recommend grinder pumps for the
          sewer to the engineer whom should have known that this would be a better plan.
          Commissioner Parmenas states that there is an ethical and moral responsibility by the
          City Commission to inform visitors that this is a flood prone area. Commissioner Tyre
          states that he would need a microscope to read the information that has been given. Steve
          Allen comments that the Planning and Zoning Board has not seen this new proposed
          density. Knut Ritweger is sworn in. Mr. Riteweger states that he has opposed Long
          Pointe Phase II from the beginning. He points out that the docks that stick way out in the
          river have not been brought up. He says that in the memo sent from Mr. Donaldson’s law
          firm, Carlton Fields, it is mentioned 3 times the threat of litigation. Mr. Donaldson states
          that this plan meets all the requirements that are currently in affect. Mr. McInnis asks if
          Mr. Large can call this plan a final site plan. The City Attorney agrees that this indeed is
          a final plan. Commissioner Tyre moves to disapprove, Commissioner Parmenas seconds.
          Tyre- Aye Sands- Aye Rankin- Nay Parmenas- Aye, Kelly-Aye , motion to deny
          approved.

          NEW BUSINESS

Item 1.   Discussion and possible action on Water Department Policy Statement. Requested by
          John McInnis.
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                 Commissioner Sands asks if we supply any reuse water. Commissioner Sands moves to
                 approve policy statement, Commissioner Parmenas seconds. Roger Bybee asks about
                 hooking to sewer on his property. All in favor of the motion, motion carried.

Item 2.          Discussion and possible action on requests for street closures for “Holiday on the
                 Harbor” December 9, 2006. Requested by Carrabelle Chamber.


                 Commissioner Tyre makes a motion to approve for the hours of 4-11, Commissioner
                 Parmenas seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

Item 3.          Discussion and possible action on street closures for “Veterans Parade” on March 10,
                 2007. Requested by Camp Gordon Johnston Assn.

                 Commissioner Sands makes a motion to approve, Commissioner Tyre seconds, all in
                 favor, motion carried.

                 Commissioner Parmenas addresses the issue of the nativity scene and the water bills.



NOTE:        Anyone needing action taken by the Commission needs to be placed on the agenda and all required
                           paperwork submitted by Wednesday, 8 days prior to meeting.
 If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a
verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a transcript to be made at the
meeting. (RE: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours
before the meeting by contacting Courtney Millender at the above address or phone number.

				
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