Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

May 15, 2018

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Foster, Hodges, and Rhynehardt present. Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the meeting. Mayor Padgett opened with prayer followed by the flag salute.  Council member Davis was not present.


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


Public Hearing:

  1. Ordinance 2018-02 – Rezoning Block 33, Lots 5, 6, and 8 from Low Density Residential (LDR) to High Density Residential (HDR)– Mayor Padgett announced that the property is actually Medium Density and asked Attorney Bense to read Ordinance 2018-02 by title with the changes to be made to state Medium Density. Attorney Bense read the title as it is to be changed. Mr. Larry Payne was present to address Council. He wants to do this as a challenge to himself and feels there is a great need in our community. He told Council he had been selling lots South of Sanderson to people who are looking for safety, less crime rates and better schools. He told Council that he has pictures if they wanted to see them. He added that he served on the Council for a long time and stated his rentals would be presentable. He offered the outside as being brick or another aluminum-type siding for the rentals. Council had no questions about the proposed improvements he would be making with the rezoning request. Mr. Payne then went on to address the need for Code enforcement within the Town. He told of several properties that have had squatters living in sheds and two others that are living in garden sheds with not water, sewage, or electricity. He referred back to the Envision Glen project he had been a part of several years back. He stated that sometimes you have to force people to clean up. After a brief discussion, Attorney Bense told Mr. Payne the Town is nearly ready to begin the Code enforcement actions within the Town. He explained the Town was planning to use one magistrate rather than a whole board of people. He stated this may be a matter for a future meeting. No one had any other comments so Mayor Padgett closed the public hearing and reopened the regular meeting.


    Minutes: Consideration:

  1. Approval of minutes of April 17, 2018 – Regular Monthly Meeting: On a motion by Councilman Foster, second by Council member Hodges, the Board voted to approve theminutes as presented. (Vote 4-0)


    Policy Agenda Items:

    1. Vote to Approve First Reading of Ordinance 2018-02 – Rezoning Block 33, Lots 5, 6, and 8 from Low Density Residential (LDR) to High Density Residential (HDR)– On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Foster, the Board voted to approve the First reading of Ordinance 2018-02 as presented. (Vote 4-0)

    2. Vote to Approve Resolution 2018-01 – Authorizing the Town of Glen St. Mary to Execute and Enter into an Agreement for System Lighting, Maintenance and Compensation with the State of Florida Department of Transportation For July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Last year amount was $5,437.28. This contract amount will be for $5,600.83. – On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Hodges, the Board voted to approve Resolution 2018-01. (Vote 4-0)

    3. Carol Rhoden to Address Council. Carol has been in the office several times. Three times she sat an hour and a half. I asked her to make a list of what she wants to address the Council about. – Carol sent a note stating she would not be able to make the meeting, but wanted several items addressed. Mayor Padgett gave copies of Carol’s letter to Council and gave them a few minutes to read. Attorney Bense told Council there were really no specific matters, that we could address her at a later date and time. Mayor Padgett told Council she is getting more concerned with safety in the office. She pointed out the electric gate that was installed last year and the back area is now safe that not just anyone can walk in from the back into the office. Mr. Larry Payne added that several churches around the area have private citizens that carry concealed weapons on those properties. Council member Hodges believes it would be up to the personnel and whatever they are comfortable with. Mayor Padgett used an example of a gentleman in the office earlier today that was simply looking at the Town’s history.

    4. Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register) – Council had not questions about the prior month’s expenditures.


      Mayor Padgett told Council we received two applications for maintenance help. One being from the newspaper ad and the other from the high school. They will be interviewing later this week.

      On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Foster, the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.

Attached Document or FileMay_15_2018_RMM.WAV May 15, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting
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