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  • Sidewalks coming on CR345 — in 2021

    It has been a worry of the Chiefland City Commission that children and residents who live along C.R. 345 between U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. 27A must walk along a small strip of land between drainage ditches and the busy roadway leading out of town. 

    All too frequently, pedestrians find themselves walking in the traffic lane.

    Never mind that the speed limit is 45 mph.

  • Ellzey breezes through eval

    It has only been six months since longtime city employee Mary Ellzey took the Chiefland city manager post, but she has certainly impressed the City Commission.

    In a special meeting on monday, the commissioners gave Ellzey a combined 952 points on her evaluation. Her composite score was 3.59 out of a possible 5 points.

    Mary Ellzey, who has worked with the city in various positions during the last 31 years, was unanimously hired by commissioners as city manager at the end of July. Her last position was that of deputy clerk.

  • Last call for Citizen of the Year

    The deadline for nominating Chiefland Citizen of the Year is tomorrow, Jan. 30, at noon.

    Nominations must be received by mail, email (ChieflandChamber@bellsouth.net) or in person at the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce office, located at the historic train depot downtown.

    If you know a generous someone who should be spotlighted, take a moment to recognize that person for this community service award. All nominees will be recognized this year at an award banquet that takes place Feb. 24 at the Tommy Usher Center.

  • Goethe burn successful,roads opening

    THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:

    Upon the completion of the 12,325 acre prescribed burn conducted by the Florida Forest Service in the Goethe State Forest, CR-337 and CR-336 are now open to traffic.

    The Florida Highway Patrol will continue monitoring the burn area for smoke and fog as a precaution throughout the night.

    Motorists are encouraged to utilize their low beam headlights, reduce speed and be prepared for changing weather conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours in this vicinity.

     

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for January 24-30

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just west of Southwest 47th Street for median modifications for Gainesville Council on Aging.

    Daytime eastbound lane closures east of Southwest 37th Boulevard for driveway modifications at Sonny’s BBQ.

    The main driveway at UF Health/Shands (Circle of Hope) is closing Monday for an extended period for construction at the hospital.

  • Weekend warriors in Bronson, Cedar Key

    An Army Reserve unit that goes into areas after combat or natural disasters to help reestablish civil government is coming to Bronson and Cedar Key this weekend for a training exercise.

    And while a media release says this is a way of sharpening weekend warrior’s skills for when they are deployed to places like war torn Bagdad or Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak, at least one Cedar Key city commissioner sees a more sinister plan at work.

  • Legislators listen to wish lists

    There must be a law in nature that says the smaller the meeting room the bigger the turnout. Such was the situation when the Levy County legislative delegation met last week to hear what county and municipal leaders and residents want to see come out of the upcoming legislative session.

  • Yoho response to Obama's SOTU

     Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R- District 3) gave the following statement after attending tonight’s State of the Union address:

    “Tonight we have heard the President lay out his vision and priorities for America.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA January 20, 2015 

    4:30 p.m.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     A) Expulsion Recommendations – (5)

    6:00 p.m. REGULAR SESSION

    1. B)  Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

    2. C)  Welcome Visitors

  • County Commission Agenda, for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    January 20, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items
    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk
    -State your full name and address
    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person