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, [...]
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 [...]
The High Springs city commission will be holding two separate workshops Thursday, January 5, to discuss two very different issues.
The first workshop — at 5pm — will serve as the reveal of Commissioner Bob Barnas‘ plan for how the city will operate Poe Springs Park, a county owned facility. This comes one week after [...]
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 [...]
If you plan to arrive on time for Thursday’s High Springs city commission meeting you’ll probably find yourself without seat. If history is any indicator of what to expect, when the clock hits 6:30pm the room watching the swearing in of two newly elected commissioners will be standing room only.
Commissioners-elect Bob Barnas and Linda Clark [...]
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
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