Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

February 19, 2013

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Davis, Foster, Reneau, and Rhynehardt present.  Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the meeting and Council Member Davis opened the meeting with prayer followed by the flag salute.

Minutes:  Consideration – Approval of minutes of January 15, 2013 – Regular Monthly Meeting:  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council Member Davis, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented. (Vote 5-0)

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Mr. Milton Mill – Baker County Veterans Council – Mr. Mills began by telling Council Baker County has a veteran population of ten percent.  He then presented Council with a mission statement for the organization.  He became involved with the local organization about a year ago, which at the time, only had about thirty-six members.  This number has been growing each month.  He told of several areas his organization has been involved in the community including the Christmas Parade.  He told Council there are three different levels of veterans which are based on when and where they served.  He introduced Mr. Tony Esterling, which serves as advisor to the JROTC.  The organization is looking into being able to work in the schools.  The organization will be giving a donated vehicle to a needy veteran.  The recipient will have to show they were honorably discharged and provide they have need of the transportation.  The vehicle will be donated the first of March. 

B)    Update on ATM – Mayor Padgett told Council, Attorney Joel Foreman has made the requested changes.  The main change is for the costs to provide the infrastructure not to exceed $15,000 and it is non-refundable for those fifteen years.  Mayor Padgett received an e-mail back from Vystar listing a five year term.  Attorney Foreman felt good about the compromise.  Council was okay with the change.  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Reneau, the Board voted to allow Mayor Padgett to move forward with the Letter of Intent with the Attorney making the necessary changes. (Vote 5-0)

D)    Report on Country Federal Credit Union – Mayor Padgett looked back at the minutes when the Credit Union was approved into the Town.  She found no restrictions in writing.  She looked for any attachments, but there were none found in the book.  Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register). – Council asked about an expense related to the Dollar General.  Mayor Padgett told Council they had paid the capacity fees.  Council had no other questions about the prior month’s expenditures.

Councilman Foster told Council he has been receiving complaints about the chlorine being high in the water.  He said he can smell it in his coffee and tea.  He said when he turns the spigot on, it smells like bleach.  He is not sure what the parts per million is supposed to be.  Councilmen Rhynehardt, Reneau, and Foster were all in agreement with the smell.  Councilman Foster said Council Councilman Reneau’s son has also contacted Councilman Foster regarding the chlorine smell.  Mayor Padgett couldn’t give an answer on the issue at that moment, but said she would look at the readings. 

On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:25 P.M.

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