Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

June 18, 2019

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
June 18, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council MembersDavis, Foster, and Rhynehardt present.  Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the meeting.  Council Member Davis opened with prayer followed by the flag salute.  Council member Hodges 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 glenstmary3777@glenstmary.org.

 

Mayor Padgett asked if they could jump to Policy Items 4), A) and D) first.

 

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Vote to Approve First Reading of Ordinance 2019-01 – An Ordinance Granting Florida Power & Light Company, Its Successors and Assigns, an Electric Franchise, Imposing Provisions and Conditions Relating Thereto, Providing for Monthly Payments to the Town of Glen St. Mary, and Providing for an Effective Date. – Mayor Padgett asked Attorney Bense to read the title aloud.  On a motion by Councilman Foster, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to approve the First reading of Ordinance 2019-01 as presented. (Vote 4-0)

D)    Vote to Approve Florida Power & Light LED Street Light Agreement. – Mayor Padgett told Council this is what had been discussed during the workshop prior to the Town meeting.  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Foster, the Board voted to approve the Florida Power & Light LED Street Light Agreement. (Vote 4-0)

 

Public Hearing:

B)    Resolution 2019-02 –Special Exception for Mobile Home Replacement for O.D & Audrey Rewis at Block 28, Lots 1 &2– Mayor Padgett asked Attorney Bense to read Resolution 2019-02 by title.  Mrs. Audrey Rewis came forward to speak.  She told Council that she and her husband purchased the property back in 1987 and at the time it was developed as one mobile home per lot.  She stated they have paid non-homestead taxes on the property and had all the expenses of septic tanks and power poles being installed thirty-two years ago.  She said she has gone around the block and sees no brick homes, but a ship house and other mobile homes.  She claims the previous mobile home had been abandoned and squatters moved in, so they had to go through the Sheriff’s office and then get permission to tear it down after going through the court.  Mr. O.D. Rewis stated they have cleaned up the lot and hauled in dirt.  He stated they had a chance to rent the property to a man about a month and a half go when they found out about the Town’s codes requiring a Special Exception.  The person that was going to rent the property had to move on.  Debbie Harvey spoke up to support the Rewis’s to say the mobile homes that are located on the block were nice thirty years ago when the Rewis’s bought the property from her dad, Mr. Robert Thomas.  Mr. Rewis told Council that as long as the tenants are paying rent, he will not tolerate nastiness.   Chris Rewis spoke up for his parents to say that there are three other mobile homes on his parents two adjoining land parcels.  He stated that anything moved on the property will have to meet current building codes.  Mr. O.D. Rewis told Council that over the years, the width of mobile homes have increased from 10 feet to 12 feet to 14 feet and now up to 16 feet.  He added that he is responsible for the property including the septic tanks.  There was a short discussion regarding the last mobile home installed on the same parcel.  Mr. Rewis stated they have written leases for the lots being rented.  Attorney Bense asked if the lease allows for eviction.  Debbie Mobley stated she lives across the railroad tracks and said whatever they get has to be better than what was there.  Attorney Bense pointed out the Special Exception could get revoked, pointing out there is a six-month replacement clause, meaning the mobile home would have to be installed within six months.  The Rewis’s asked that the timeline be changed to a year so they could be particular.  Attorney Bense pointed out another part of the Special Exception relating to damage to the mobile home or nuisance for accumulation of trash, etc.  Code Enforcement would go after the property owner.  Mr. Rewis stated he has already dealt with this matter and it is cheaper for the tenant to clean up rather than move their mobile home.  No one had any other comments.

A)    Ordinance 2019-01 An Ordinance Granting Florida Power & Light Company, Its Successors and Assigns, an Electric Franchise, Imposing Provisions and Conditions Relating Thereto, Providing for Monthly Payments to the Town of Glen St. Mary, and Providing for an Effective Date. – Mayor Padgett asked Attorney Bense to read the title aloud.  No one had any questions so Mayor Padgett closed the public hearing and reopened the regular meeting.

 

Policy Agenda Items:

C)    Vote to Approve Resolution 2019-02 – Mayor Padgett asked Attorney Bense to read the title aloud.  On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Davis, the Board voted to approve Resolution 2019-02, changing the date from December 18, 2019 to June 18, 2020 and Section 3, item 2, providing notice to owner before revocation of Special Exception. (Vote 4-0)

B)    Vote to Approve Resolution 2019-01- 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  Last year amount was $5,600.83.  This contract amount will be for $5,768.92. - Mayor Padgett asked Attorney Bense to read the title aloud.  On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to approve Resolution 2019-01 as presented.

 

Minutes:  Consideration:

A)    Approval of minutes of May 21, 2019 – Regular Monthly Meeting:  On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to approve theminutes as presented. (Vote 4-0)

 

 

Policy Agenda Items:

C)    Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register) – Councilman Rhynehardt asked about the check to Marshall Mann.  Mayor Padgett replied he is the IT computer person.   Since upgrading both computers we have had problems with the e-mail billing and a few other glitches.  Council had no other questions about the prior month’s expenditures.

 

Councilman Foster asked about the agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation regarding the sidewalks along County Road 125.  He asked if they are responsible for them.  He described several places along County Road 125 North stating the sidewalk is high and someone will get hurt.  The sidewalk along Clinton was also mentioned.  Residents in that area walk down the roadway rather than access the sidewalk there.

Councilman Rhynehardt asked about the trench that was dug at the home on North Stoddard where his daughter is living.  Mayor Padgett responded that the Engineer and contractor had walked the project recently and said it looks like the rest of the area.  Councilman Rhynehardt responded it was not, that the bobcat that was used left ruts as well as a hole where the submersible pump had been.  He added the pump was still sitting there, but Mayor Padgett told him that the engineer has said the pumps belong to the property owner.

On a motion by Council Member Davis, second by Councilman Foster, the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:47 P.M.

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