Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

December 18, 2018

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council MembersDavis, Foster, Hodges, and Rhynehardt present. Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the meeting. Council Member Davis opened with prayer followed by the flag salute.


Note: These meeting minutes are a summarized version of the actual discussions at the meeting. These are not verbatim transcripts. For a complete audio recording of the discussion please contact Donna Loadholtz at


Minutes: Consideration:

  1. Approval of minutes of November 20, 2018 – Regular Monthly Meeting:On a motion by Council memberDavis, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented. (Vote 5-0)

    Policy Agenda Items:

    1. Vote to Approve New Year’s Eve Holiday (See Attached) – Mayor Padgett explained that on December 7, 2018 Governor Rick Scott declared New Year’s Eve an official State holiday and all state offices will be closed on Monday, December 31, 2018. She also explained this is just for this year. On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Council member Hodges, the Board voted to approve the New Year’s Eve Holiday. (Vote 5-0)

    2. Vote to Approve attached 2019 Holiday Schedule - On a motion by Councilman Foster, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to approve the 2019 holiday schedule. (Vote 5-0)

    3. Charles Guernsey Property – Chuck has asked for a letter to have a power pole hooked up on his father’s property. He says he is not living at the property, but I have neighbors/citizens saying both campers have someone living in them at times. I don’t feel comfortable writing this letter without Council’s discussion and vote. – Mayor Padgett had Attorney Bense write a letter and he went over his findings. Councilman Foster told Council he would have to recuse himself as he was related to Mr. Guernsey and he works for him. He went on to say that Mr. Guernsey went to prison and now has problems finding a job so he is staying there part of the time, but has nowhere else to go.   Mr. Guernsey then spoke up and said the property facing 125 is in his aunt’s name and the back piece is in his grandfather’s name, but both parties are deceased and the properties are in probate. Councilman Rhynehardt asked what kind of precedence this may set. Mayor Padgett responded that it will open the door for others. Councilman Foster stated there is a camper behind the old daycare and another one by Ronie’s (now called George’s). Mayor Padgett responded that the camper behind the daycare is allowed by medical hardship, but when the medical need expires, it will no longer be allowed there. Attorney Bense suggested that Mr. Guernsey get notarized letters from all involved parties before coming back to the Town to request a letter to get a power pole. Attorney Bense also suggested that Mr. Guernsey submit a letter to the Town that includes a timeline and his intentions for the property. He added this should not be a ten year plan. The required square footage of a new home would be based on the number of people to be living there. Mr. Guernsey asked Council if he will be getting fined by code enforcement. He stated he has been cleaning the property and it looks much better. Attorney Bense replied the code enforcement officer will check the property for progress before proceeding with fines being assessed.

    4. Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register) – Council had no questions about the prior month’s expenditures.


      Mayor Padgett gave an update on the sewer project. She told Council they are working behind Ms. Hazel Fish’s rental homes and believes all the homes should be hooked up by the end of January. Mr. Freddie Bennett will be checking the paving as they repave the roads that were torn up during the project.

      On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Davis the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:26 P.M.

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