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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

10.10.06 -- ADVANCE: Town Council Meeting Thursday

The McIntosh Town Council will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Marion County Engineer Mounir Bourounces and project manager Frank VanPlelt will speak about the One Cent Sales Tax.

The McIntosh Area School's lease will come up, as well as a resolution which will assign terms to the members of the citizen boards.

Old business that will come up will fall under the areas of the Sheriff's contract. In August, the town decided not to continue to pay $46,000-$51,000 per year for service from the Marion County Sheriff since the county sheriff was required to provide service regardless of a contract with the town.

Town clerk applications will be discussed since the town clerk Julie Musselman will be leaving at the end of the October and retiring in December.

The Withacoochee Regional Planning Council's yearly contract will also come up for renewal and discussion.

New issues to come before the council will be town clerk applications and security involving town keys.

The council will also address appointments and dismissals of citizen board members. Council member Howard Walkup was advised by Attorney Scott Walker at the Special Call meeting in late September if the council wanted to remove citizen board members, they should wait until it was properly noticed on the agenda. The subject of board member removals came up following a town code enforcement meeting that broke down into arguments, swearing and eventually cussing and name-calling in September.


The Board of Adjustment will also meet Oct. 23 to hear two issues involving Casey Girardin's properties. One variance issue involves non-conforming trailers on what was formerly Steve Hudson's property and rentals that have been unoccupied for an extended amount of time. This property adjoins Sportsman's Cove, also owned by Girardin. She will be seeking permits to bring trailers onto empty sites in her mobile home park.

The Hudson's property has been an ongoing, unsettled issue before McIntosh's Code Enforcement board.

posted by Cher @ 9:52 PM,


At   October 11, 2006 8:28 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I heard that BG resigned from Code Enforecemt!!!!!!!!! Yipee!

At   October 12, 2006 4:48 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

He is gone, but not soon to be forgotten.... How in the world can we get along without him? It will be hard, but we will manage - GLADLY. Now to get someone on Casey's side into the mix to right the wrongs that have been perpitrated on her.


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