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Police chief's contract not renewed

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By The Staff

Cedar Key City Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday against continuing its contract with police chief Bubba Castell.

Island and area residents filled the City Hall commission room, overflowed the porch and packed the lawn on two sides of the building, trying to hear the proceedings in the first commission meeting since the May 6 election.

Due to an erroneous headline in the Gainesville Sun, some may have thought there would be commission action on the April 28 incident in which two officers were involved in the Taser stunning of an area fisherman, but no such item was on the agenda.

The commission, with outgoing members Vanessa Edmunds and Paul Oliver, opened the meeting that would admit the newly-elected commissioners to their seats. City clerk Frances Hodges swore in Heath Davis and Scott Dennison, who took the chairs vacated by Edmunds and Oliver.

When nominations for mayor opened, Commissioner Sue Colson spoke in favor of Heath Davis, apparently expecting opposition. None came, and he was elected. Colson was elected vice-mayor.


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