Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

August 20, 2013

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
August 20, 2013 at 7:05 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Davis, Foster, Reneau, and Rhynehardt present.  Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the meeting.  Council Member Davis opened the meeting with prayer followed by the flag salute.

Minutes:  Consideration – Approval of minutes of July 16, 2013 – Regular Monthly Meeting, July 29, 2013 – Budget Workshop, and August 12, 2013 – Budget Workshop:  On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Councilman Foster, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented. (Vote 5-0)

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Any Necessary Discussion Needed on Budget – Mayor Padgett told Council she contacted the Florida Retirement System.  The Town can’t vote to stop the retirement.  It is an individual person’s decision to opt out.  Councilman Rhynehardt said with what the Town is putting in after fifteen years, we won’t get a lot out of it.  

B)    Update on ATM – Mayor Padgett told Council she is expecting the check from Vystar Credit Union to come in anytime now.  As soon as the check comes in she will get the electrical started and then the asphalt. 

C)    Update on Davis Travel – Mayor Padgett told Council both engineers have come to an agreement.  It has been put out for bids.

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

Councilman Foster asked Mayor Padgett if Mr. Crummey has been back in to see her.  She told him he has not.  She told Council a workshop needs to be held with our engineer about the water and sewer.  We need to look at the fees Macclenny pays and plan for our future.  Scott Lyons says if you connect more than one home on a sewer line, it must be permitted, but she had previously thought it was four or more.  Mayor Padgett has spoken with Mr. Crummey’s wife and the engineer, but not her husband.  Councilman Foster asked about the duplexes connected on Lincoln Avenue.  Council had a brief discussion whether they are gravity fed or force main.  Councilman Foster added he had offered another option to just hook up one home, but he hasn’t heard back from Mr. Crummey.  Mr. Crummey would need to deed an easement to the Town, the Town would then be responsible for the pump and electric bill.  Mayor Padgett spoke of a resident on the North side of Town that paid $3,500 to run a force main line two blocks.   The line will carry ten connections so you divide the $3,500 by ten, hers being one of the connections.   She has been reimbursed $350 for each of the three homes that have since connected to the line.  She will be reimbursed for the other six as they are connected.  Councilman Foster stated the Town needs guidelines for this type of connection.  Installing a force main is cheaper than putting in a septic tank.

Councilman Reneau had previously asked about how much to be putting into a fund for repairs.

Councilman Reneau asked about the trash pickup.  It was not discussed any further.  Councilman Reneau asked if the Town was going to designate specific dates.  Maintenance has discussed it.  Mayor Padgett is changing the maintenance time cards so that she can keep a running total from month to month.

Council set up a budget workshop for September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Padgett adjourned the Town meeting at 7:28 P.M.

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