Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

November 19, 2019

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
November 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council MembersDavis, Hodges, Reneau, and Rhynehardt present.  Mayor Dickie Foster 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 glenstmary3777@glenstmary.org.

 

Minutes:  Consideration:

A)    Approval of minutes ofOctober 15, 2019 – Regular Monthly Meeting:  On a motion by Councilmember Hodges, second by Council member Davis, the Board voted to approve theminutes as presented. (Vote 5-0)

 

Policy Agenda Items:

B)    Vote to Adopt Resolution 2019-03 – A Resolution for Adoption of Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement. – Mayor and Attorney explained it is a renewal of previous agreement to be a part of assistance if needed.  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Reneau, the Board voted to adopt Resolution 2019-03 as presented. (Vote 5-0)

A)    Appoint a Community Advisory Task Force Conmmittee.  See Attached Committee Requirements and Mayor’s Recommendations for this Committee. - Mrs. Kathy Baker of Jordan & Associates was present to give Council an overview and the purpose of the CATF committee and the importance of the 10 points the Town would get on the grant application.  She went over the types of improvements that can be done under each type of grant.  The importance of the CATF committee is to give them a chance to hear what is available under each type of grant and allow them to represent the community in saying which type of improvements they feel the Town would benefit the most from.  They would make the recommendations to Council, but the Town Council would have the final say of which grant the Town will be applying for.  Residents to be on the CATF Committee include Juanice Padgett, David Thomas, William Primo, Sandra Robinson, John Duffey, Bobby Crews, and Jack Reneau.

C)    Ask Council for Approval to Replenish the Park Entrance way, Island in front of Town Hall and Park Interior around Gazebo with new Plants and Mulch.  Cost has been estimated at $1,200. – Mayor Foster told Council Ms. Gina Gatlin came in asking about making improvements to the Town’s park and center island on County Road 125.  She has volunteered her time to do this.  She sketched out ideas for plants for each area.  The Town can get mulch cheaper than she listed on the paperwork.  Council member Reneau asked if we needed to get bids for this work.  Council member Hodges thought it may be best to have Gina come in and talk with Council about this.  They also had concerns of the plants dying in February if they are planted now.

D)    Ask Council for Approval for Concrete Work in Front of Town Hall and Office Entrance of Park.  Mayor would like to Cut Curb along 125 and add Additional Parking for Customers.  Concrete and Labor is Estimated at $4,000. ($2,000 labor and Concrete is @ $130 per Yard, Estimated to Need 10 Yards.) – Mayor Foster told Council he has received complaints for needing more parking.  He told Council he could get three more parking spaces in front of Town Hall.  He called Wayne of Joe’s Concrete and was told his labor would be $2,000.  He would fix where there is a big crack in the handicapped space and add three spaces.  Council member Reneau stated when the fire station closes, the Town would have extra space.  Attorney Bense told Council this would be a capital improvement.  He wants to speak with Lyons & Lyons to see if it needs to be bid out.

 

Mayor Foster briefly told Council that he had a representative come in and discuss a credit card machine for the Town to be able to accept debit cards for customers payments.  The cost would be up to forty dollars a month.  The more customers use it, the more it would cost the Town for the service.  Town Clerk, Donna Loadholtz, expressed her thoughts that there are three ATM’s within a half mile of the Town Hall and customers could draw out the cash to pay the bill rather than the added expense to the Town.

 

E)     Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register) –Council had no questions about the prior month’s expenditures.  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Davis, the Board voted to approve the prior month’s expenditures as presented. (Vote 5-0)

 

On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Council member Hodges the Town meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

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