What will we do with the building?

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By Jeff M. Hardison

The octagon-shaped building near the Chiefland Fire Rescue Station should be preserved, Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said Oct. 22, because of its historical significance.

Commissioner Sammy Cason said he registered to vote there in 1959 with Luther Callaway, whose title was "an inspector" related to elections, according to records. Back then, the building was located in the center of the city park near the place where the Building and Zoning Building is today, Cason said.

The building once housed the Chiefland Area Athletic Association, according to a press release from the city.

Members of the City Commission want input from the people of Chiefland about what should be done with the structure that has about 350 square feet of space and a window air-conditioning unit. One suggestion was to move it to be near the historic Train Depot.

Anyone who wants to give the city a suggestion about how the city might use the octagon-shaped building is invited to call Chiefland City Hall at 493-6711, send an e-mail to laurie@chieflandfla.com or write to the City Commission at 214 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626.