Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

November 21, 2017

The Town of Glen St. Mary held the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council MembersDavis, Foster, Hodges, and Rhynehardt present. Mayor Juanice Padgett 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


Minutes: Consideration:

  1. Approval of minutes of October 17, 2017 – Regular Monthly Meeting:On a motion by Councilman Rhynehardt, second by Councilman Foster, the Board voted to approve theminutes as presented. (Vote 5-0)

    Policy Agenda Items:

    1. Review Prior Month’s Expenditures (Check Register) – Councilman Rhynehardt asked about the 6’ finish mower purchased. Mayor Padgett responded the Town has two old mowers that need to be put out for bids or scrapped. She then told Council we have put an ad in the paper for bids with the CDBG project and should vote on it at the next meeting. She hopes to have tree bids as well.


      Mayor Padgett handed out a letter received from our Attorney’s office and gave them a few minutes to read it. She then let Attorney Bense explain the contents of the letter to them. He explained the firm is reorganizing and that they were dissolving their current firm. Attorney Bense told Council he would love to remain the Town’s representative as he has been here with us for a couple of years now. There is no need for a RFP since he is already our Attorney, if the council chooses to retain him as their Attorney. He will have offices in Lake City and Gainesville, within the same circuit. Mayor Padgett told Council that although they can’t vote tonight, she is very pleased with Mr. Bense. Council will vote at December’s meeting and get a contract to sign in December or January.


      Mayor Padgett then told Council about its employees. She told them it bothers her all the time. She believes the Town has two good employees, though we don’t pay them a lot. We have a part-time employee, though he doesn’t get things done like Darwin that retired. She told Council she met with Matt and Donna and talked about the daily testing and monthly testing of the water plant. Council member Hodges asked about Council members learning some things. Attorney Bense replied that Councilman Rhynehardt is vice-mayor, so he should more of the procedures. He added that that would not be a conflict of interest as the sunshine law only pertains to voting matters. They can do daily procedures.


      Mayor Padgett then told Council about the Town’s sewer capacity. She told Council the Town’s capacity is getting maxed out and the City of Macclenny has no obligation to give us more capacity. She told Council they may want to start thinking about merging.


      Mayor Padgett told Council that Richard Harris did our water plant before Matt got his water licensing completed. She will check with Richard about available if we need him during this time. Councilman Foster asked about the Town’s meters, which are read manually by the maintenance employees.


      On a motion by Council member Davis, second by Council member Hodges the Town meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.

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