Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

February 21, 2012

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 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.  Mayor Padgett opened the meeting with prayer followed by the flag salute.

Minutes:  Consideration – Approval of minutes of January 17, 2012 – Regular Monthly Meeting, January 17, 2012 – Workshop, and February 1, 2012 – Special Meeting:   On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Reneau, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented. (Vote 5-0) 

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Vote to Move Regular Monthly Meeting from Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to Monday, March 19, 2012. – Mayor Padgett told Council she will be out of town March 20th and cannot brief the Vice-Mayor without breaking the Sunshine Law.  She has asked the Attorney to research the Charter to see if the Regular Monthly Meeting can be moved.  Attorney Foreman told Council he interprets the Charter to state the Town must hold at least one meeting per month.  He feels the Council would only need to vote on when to meet to be in compliance with the Charter.  On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Councilman Rhynehardt, the Board voted to move the Regular Monthly Meeting from March 20, 2012 to March 19, 2012. (Vote 5-0)  Mayor Padgett told Council an ad would be put in the paper to notify the public of the change.

B)    Update on CDBG Grant. - Mayor Padgett told Council the well has been approved.  She said the Town will get information out to the customers about the hookup requirements.  The majority of the connections should be done by the end of March.  She gave a brief overview of her meeting with the grant coordinator.  She then went over a handout with Council about funding points.  Mayor told the grant coordinator she did not feel comfortable right now to committing revenue.  She wants to see what the Water and Sewer revenues look like for a while.  The Town got 100 points with the last grant for grant history (not having a grant for five years).  Council was in agreement to hold off until the 2013 grant cycle.  In the meantime, The Town will be asking for the alleyways back one by one.  Attorney Foreman asked for opinions about the alleyways.  He received a 70/30 response stating the Town is stuck and can’t take them back.  Mayor Padgett said she needs to get with our Engineer to see what is best to go after first, North or South.  She believes the North side having gravity flow would be easier to tackle first.  Attorney Foreman told Council of the process if property owners are not willing to give the easements.  Mayor Padgett is going to begin a workbook for the easements.

C)    Report from Code Enforcement Officer. – Code Enforcement Officer, Donna Loadholtz told Council the camper she spoke of at the last meeting had been removed when she went by the property in preparation of issuing a letter.  There are several properties needing letters sent out on, but none have been issued yet.

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

Mayor Padgett told Council their paychecks are now reflecting taxes being taken out as well as the Florida Retirement.  The withholding taxes should be half what they show on the February check.  The taxes had been manually keyed in to make up for January’s deductions that had not been taken out.

On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Council member Davis, the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

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