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02.14.07 -- REPORT: Former councilman bills town for recall lawsuit

By CHER PHILLIPS

Former McIntosh Town Councilman Jim Strange has billed the town for the remainder of his legals fees from challenging a petition filed last year to recall him.

Last August Strange sued Sportsman's Cove owner Casey Girardin, Marion County Supervisor of Elections and McIntosh Town Clerk Julie Musselman for their roles in circulating and certifying a recall petition against him.

The ruling in his case last summer directed the petitioners to clarify their petition and recirculate it, if they wanted to continue the recall. Before Girardin could resubmit her petition, Strange resigned from his elected position.

According to e-mails sent to the town's attorney, Strange filed a claim with the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust and was sent a check for $3,787.13 under the town's bond policy.

Strange claims in this letter that the judge ruled in his favor and would like the town to pay him the remainder of his legal fees, $1917.99.

The town already paid legal fees defending the town's clerk against Strange's lawsuit. The town's attorney, Scott Walker, will advise the council of his opinion whether or not the town should pay for Strange's legal fees.

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I'm Cher From McIntosh, FL I'm a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a master's degree in Mass Communication. While I was finishing my undergrad degree in journalism last year, I reported on McIntosh, Fla. for an in-depth reporting class. I figured that the reporting and the public record files should go somewhere people can access them. Reporters don't report to keep the information they find to themselves. Some of that reporting is included here in a forum that allows response. McIntosh suffers because with no news coverage, the local government and the rumor mill have too much potential to run rampant over residents. I moved to McIntosh in the fall of 1999. My profile

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