Mailboxes everywhere are filling up with political mailers, but one in particular may grab the attention of High Springs residents.
Speaking during “commissioners comments,” a time reserved at the end of the city commission meeting for commissioners to speak on any issue they please, Vice-Mayor Bob Barnas asked the commission for approval for the City [...]
From a city employee’s point of view, if there was ever an upside to the mess that has become High Springs I suppose it’d be this: you can’t be fired.
Not that any of our fine, hardworking staff would ever do anything that would warrant termination, but even if they did, no one in the [...]
In an unusual occurrence, Vice-Mayor Bob Barnas took the liberty of offering a motion to hire former office manager and current interim city manager Jeri Langman as High Springs’ permanent city manager during his comments at the end of the meeting, long after most of the audience left the room.
The city of High Springs selected a new city attorney Tuesday night but not without a tad bit of drama.
Raymond Ivey, an attorney with the nearly 70 year old Gainesville firm Scruggs & Carmichael, was selected to serve as the new city attorney following last week’s resignation city attorney Thomas DePeter. DePeter resigned following [...]
A divided city commission is moving ahead with a move that has at least one citizen saying the deal is a bad one for the city.
“Guys, there’s no upside to Poe Springs” resident Ron Langman said during citizens’ comments during the Tuesday night special meeting.
Langman, who is married to interim city manager Jeri Langman, [...]
Starting at 5pm and running until 11:15pm, Thursday’s meeting had plenty of testy exchanges, lots of split votes, and enough unfinished business it forced the commission to call another special meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm. Okay, there were technically two meetings back to back (CRA at 5pm and Commission at 6:30pm) but you get the [...]
Marking the end of the 2010-2011 city commission, the meeting on Thursday, November 3, didn’t pass by without some slight controversy. For the highlights, see below.
Dealing with people
Adopted in 1998, the current city Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual has really started showing its age. The most notable of these problems is perhaps when [...]
Events, events, events
A total of five separate agenda items dedicated to special use permits, street closings, donations, and fee waivers were all passed unanimously. Events included extending “Downtown Daze”, a Girl Scouts “Power Pack” meeting, the Veteran’s Day event organized by Bob Barnas, a Fall Festival at Beyond the Box Ministries, and the [...]
With two meetings under our belt this week I really don’t have enough on any one issue to write a whole post so instead you’ll find a musing of different updates from the two meetings:
Question: Fire Chief or Fire Captain? Answer: Yes.
After exploring the commission explored the idea of operating without the top [...]
On Thursday, August 25th the High Springs city commission conducted second reading for a series of ordinances each placing items on the ballot for citizens to approve into the city’s charter. Below each description is how each commissioner voted on the issue:
Amendment 1 Passed – Ord. 2011-10 – Limitation of Employment by Commissioners
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