To Whom it May Concern,
Attached to this post you will find a copy of the letter to our city clerk dated Tuesday, January, 31, 2012. The signed original of this letter was hand delivered tonight to the clerk and will be opened tomorrow and become public record.
This document is a copy of my [...]
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, [...]
A special meeting has been called by High Springs commissioners for Tuesday, January 17, with only two agenda items: a final vote on the decision to operate Alachua County’s Poe Springs Park, and narrow down the field of city manager applicants and schedule interviews with the applicants.
The vote on Poe Springs comes after several [...]
In what is becoming a bit of a regular occurrence, another last minute special meeting has been called at the request of Commissioner Bob Barnas, only this time the public has a few more hours to learn of the meeting.
With roughly 30 hours notice, the meeting was called during the expected holiday break between [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Commissioner Sue Weller cast the lone vote against taking the the draft budget to Thursday’s first public hearing, citing the removal of the fire chief position as her main objection.
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
Despite being presented with a budget calling for an increased millage rate of 6.56, a majority of the High Springs city commission felt they could cut the budget down even more to reach the current millage rate of 6.15. Due to declining property values city-wide, using the same tax rate as the previous year would [...]
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