Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

January 17, 2012

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 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.  Council member Davis opened the meeting with prayer followed by the flag salute.

Minutes:  Consideration – Approval of minutes of December 20, 2011 – Regular Monthly Meeting:   On a motion by Councilman Foster, second by Councilman Reneau, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented. (Vote 5-0) 

Policy Agenda Items:

A)    Update on CDBG Grant. - Mayor Padgett told Council the second well has been drilled.  The water tests are complete.  We are waiting on the results, but should have them by the end of the month.  The contractors have begun pressure testing the new lines.  The Town has encountered a few issues, but has a meeting scheduled for next week for a construction update.  The concerns brought up at last month’s meeting were forwarded to the engineer and will be addressed at the construction meeting.  Mayor Padgett told Council Mr. Bob Hathcox, the County Inspector agreed with us on the depth of the water lines needing to be deeper than 8”.  We believe the lines should be between 8 – 12” deep.  Councilman Foster stated he can uncover the pipe with his foot.  He also questioned how the rental properties are getting free hookups.  Mayor Padgett replied the grant does not go by the property owner, but rather the income of the person living at the property when the survey was conducted.  Councilman Foster believes the property owner should be paying for the hookup and not be able to get free hookup.  Mayor Padgett reminded Councilman Foster this is CDBG guidelines and if it were not for the low to moderate hookups, the Town would not have gotten the $600,000 grant.  The Council asked who is going to be responsible for the installed water lines after the project is completed.  Some of the lines are only partly run by the contractor, then a plumber buying a permit and completing the connection.  The line the plumber is connecting to has not been inspected, so who is ultimately responsible?  Attorney Foreman advised to put a letter in project file addressing the issue, copying to the Building Department.  Mayor Padgett told Council nine of the forty-five free hookups have not come in and paid the security deposit and filled out the customer information card.  Mayor Padgett asked if they do not come in before the plumber comes, should we not connect them and require them to pay the $500 connection fee.  Mayor Padgett contacted four of the nine residents today that the security deposit is required before the water is turned on at the house.

B)    Report from Code Enforcement Officer. – Code Enforcement Officer, Donna Loadholtz told Council there are a couple of campers in the Town she needs to check on.  One in question has already been sited before.  Attorney Foreman advised they can come before Council and request a Medical Hardship exception.

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

Mayor Padgett told Council Darryl Register with the Chamber of Commerce is holding a long range planning session focusing on Economical Development February 16th and 17th if anyone would like to attend.

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

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