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The Newscaster-Nature Coast News
Second brother arrested on grand theft Inglis Approves Rezoning Of Gilkey
Property and IPD Issue on Ballot
warrant26,andSEresisting arrest by the
Raymond S. Shiver,
138th Terrace, Morriston, was arrested
From the January 10th Commission meeting - By Tom Russell, Newscaster Editor
Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Jan. 12, charged with grand theft and resisting
The Inglis commission approved, on second reading, the rezoning of a ten acre
arrest without violence. Deputy Stancil attempted to stop a blue S-10 truck
parcel known as the Gilkey property from C-1 to C-2A. Commissioners vote 4-1, with Com-
in the Williston area for a traffic infraction, having knowledge that Shiver is
missioner Sally Price voting no.
associated with the truck and has a warrant for his arrest. Upon Dep. Stancil
Price asked why the commission would change the zoning classification from C-1
stopping him, Shiver jumped out of the truck, refused to stop and ran, with
Commercial to C-2A Highway Commercial, to allow a hotel. According to Bruce Day from
Dep. Stancil pursuing him on foot.
the WRPC, a Special Exception for C-1 would allow for a hotel and not change the inten-
Raymond Shiver and his brother, Alexander Shiver, are charged with
sity of the development. Price questioned where the agreement was in the motion that was
stealing a 3.5-ton air conditioner from a residence on Dec. 27th. Alexander
agreed upon in the Dec. meeting to grant this change exclusively to Gilkey (Inglis Partners,
Shiver was arrested within days of the report, and Raymond Shiver went on the run. How-
LLC, Bonita Springs,FL.).
ever, his luck ended when he was stopped and arrested on the charges. He was transported
Commissioners were advised by Attorney Norm Fugate to place the issue of dis-
to the Levy County jail where his bond was set at $60,000.
solving the Inglis police department on the March election ballot. The issue was passed 4-1,
GPS For Mariners
with commissioner Merritt voting no. Petitioners were able to collect and have certified by
Connie Asbell, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, around 100 signatures to place the is-
Crystal River Flotilla 15-01 will be offering a two day hands on GPS for Mariners sue on the ballot. Ninety and a half signatures were needed.
course on January 28th and February 4th, 2012. Participants will be taught how to program
At least two former Inglis commissioners, Margaret Harmon and Betty Berger,
a gps by putting in waypoints, setting routes, how to use tide charts on the GPS and More. have attempted to get signees to reverse their decision. Asbell said Tuesday, none had been
This is a very comprehensive class. Class Size is limited to ten people, a more one on one reversed. Asbell said she has not received a letter to do so by the town or its attorney. Greg
instruction with two instructors. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. The Kirkland, Inglis citizen, told the commission “The issue here is to allow the people of this
cost is $65. For more information call 352-503-6199 or email LJones1501@gmail.com to town to vote. You are voting on letting the people vote. How can that be wrong? I dare any-
reserve your space.
body to tell me it’s wrong to let the people vote.”
Bill Bachschmidt, a principal owner of DAB Constructors, Inc. in Inglis told the
commission: “I am the largest tax paying business in Inglis, the largest tax paying Levy
County tax payer in South Levy County. I am not bragging or boasting. I feel safe in my
office in Inglis. If the police department is not here, that building will become a ghost town,
and I will move my business to Ocala. It’s that simple. It’s not a threat, it’s a promise.”
Inglis resident Edna Shepard told ‘The Newscaster’ that Betty Berger came to her
home and asked why she wanted to get rid of the IPD. “Don’t you know your taxes will
go up?,” Berger asked. “My response,” said Shepard, “was ‘You have no business asking
me this. I’m a registered voter and it’s noCourt, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 and what I
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