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The City of Apalachicola is seeking applications from citizens interested in becoming involved with local government by serving as volunteers on a new Recreation Committee. The Committee shall consist of 5 members and 2 alternates. The duties of the Committee shall be to fulfill objectives described in the City’s Land Development

Code (LDC) and Comprehensive Plan (CP) as follows:

LDC Policy 3.1 states “The Recreation Committee will review, evaluate, and develop criteria for meeting the needs of access to public recreation facilities by all people of Apalachicola including those with special access needs…and

Policy 5.1 “shall establish a specified contact point with the County and with the school district. At a minimum, one member of the Recreation Committee shall be from the private sector representing the recreation/tourism industry…and

Policy 5.2 “shall coordinate with the Franklin County School Board on recreation matters including the use of the School Board property for activities sponsored by the City of Apalachicola.

Policy 5.3 “shall coordinate with and support recreational programs of the Florida Department of

Natural Resources and the Freshwater Fish and Game Commission.”

And  further,  the  Comprehensive  Plan  (CP)  calls  for  an  inventory  and  evaluation  of  existing recreation and open space and to plan for future needs in these areas including: active and passive activities, in marinas and boat ramps, parks and historic City squares.

Other projects and duties as may be assigned by the City Commission.

The Committee shall be comprised of individuals with backgrounds and experience in:

•    Private sector recreation/tourism

•    Youth League Coaching

•    Youth League Parenting

•    Teaching and /or the Ministry

•    Historic Preservation

Individuals   with   other   relevant   backgrounds   including   public   safety/wellness/   health   care, construction, architecture and landscaping, land use planning and grants are encouraged to apply. The Recreation Committee shall hold periodic meetings and make its reviews and recommendations to the City Commission.

Applications and information may be downloaded here. Applications must be completed and returned by 9:00 A.M., Friday, July 7, 2017. The City Commission shall evaluate all applications and make its appointments at their regular monthly meeting scheduled for 6:00 P.M., July 11, 2017 inside the Battery Park Community Center, located at 1 Bay Ave in Apalachicola.


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The following was presented to the Apalachicola City Commission during their June 6, 2017 meeting.

Franklin Solar Co-Op Program

Dear homeowner,

Are you interested in a program that could provide significant electric power savings and free, independent technical support on a solar panel system? The Florida League of Women Voters and FL SUN, a nonprofit, are administering a program that is helping people across the state go solar. Here's how it works: If enough local people express interest, the program provides homeowners with information and technical support, and puts out formal bids to licensed solar contractors. Bidding as a group, the Co-Op receives discounts of up to 20 percent on panels and installation costs. After roof inspections and written estimates, each homeowner decides whether to proceed through an indiidual contract with the installer. Systems also qualify for a 30% Federal tax credit, saving even more money. The Franklin Solar Co-Op project is now taking names to gauge the level of interest in our area. If we get 30 or 40 people who are seriously interested, the Co-Op could begin work this fall. There is no obligation. Contact local volunteer organizer Kevin Begos: 850-566-2374. For more information:


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