Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

November 17, 2020

The Town of Glen St. Mary held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
November 17, 2020 at 7:04 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council MembersOca, Padgett and Reneau present.  Mayor Steve Rhynehardt presided over the meeting.  Council Member McCullough was absent.  Council member Reneau 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 glenstmary3777@glenstmary.org.

 

Public Hearing:

A)    Variance Request for Detached Garage to be Converted to Separate Living Quarters. – Mayor Rhynehardt asked Attorney Bense to read the title of the ordinance aloud.  The property owners were present.  Council member Padgett asked about the up to two per acre portion of the Land Development Codes and Attorney Bense explained that the acreage was just short of allowing the second unit without a variance as it calculated out to 1.96 acres.  With no other questions, Mayor Rhynehardt closed the public hearing. 

 

Minutes:  Consideration:

A)    Approval of minutes of October 20, 2020 - Regular Monthly Minutes:  On a motion by Council member Padgett, second by Council member Reneau, the Board voted to approve theminutes as presented. (Vote 4-0)

 

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Vote to Adopt Resolution 2020-07 - Variance Request for Detached Garage to be Converted to Separate Living Quarters. - On a motion by Council member Padgett, second by Council member Reneau, the Council voted to adopt Resolution 2020-07 as presented. (Vote 4-0)

B)    Review Prior Month Expenditures – Council had no questions about the prior month’s expenditures.  On a motion by Council member Padgett, second by Council member Reneau, the Board voted to approve the prior month’s expenditures. (Vote 4-0)

 

Mayor Rhynehardt asked if Council had any new business to discuss.  Attorney Bense told Council he has looked at our ordinance dealing with grease traps moving forward.  He has looked at the City of Macclenny’s ordinance, but doesn’t have a lot of answers at this time.

 

Council then discussed the issue of cats in Town.  We have been told that residents can own ten cats.  Beyond that they would be considered a nuisance.  Residents can trap them on their own property.

 

Attorney Bense briefly mentioned a workshop regarding the Sunshine Laws.  He thought we may be able to arrange something for January. 

 

Council member Padgett brought up the need for code enforcement, stating that they need to commit in some form or fashion.  Mayor Rhynehardt asked if they want to pick and choose what to write residents up for.  Council still needs to establish a job description.  Mayor Rhynehardt told Council he will start sending out courtesy letters, but the Code Enforcement officer is the missing piece that is needed before we can take the cases to the court magistrate.  Mayor Rhynehardt told Council he is open for suggestions as it will cost money to hire someone for the position and he feels it will be difficult to find someone willing to work just a few hours a week.

 

On a motion by Council member Padgett, second by Council member Reneau, the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:42 P.M.

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