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  • Bronson Council will start its budget talks June 4

    Budget time is coming up quickly for the Bronson town council and Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said she’d really like to see council members “put forth some time on budget workshops going into this new year.” They have to turn the budget into the USDA prior to moving on it in September, she said.

    Scheduling conflicts prevented them from scheduling workshops during the month of May, so they’ve been set for June 4, 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Yoho votes to repeal the death tax

    Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-District 3) announced that he voted on Thursday, April 16, in favor of permanently repealing the death tax. The bipartisan bill – H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act – will help a wide range of Americans, especially family farms, ranches and small businesses.

    The bill moves to the Senate, and if passed, will be sent to the White House. President Barack Obama is expected to veto the measure.

    The tax affects only two out of every 1,000 people according to Tax Policy Center estimates.

  • County asks state to help fix roads

    Levy County is asking the Florida Department of Transportation to help with fixing roads that are or will be impacted by growth in the northern end of the county and Bronson.

    In Tuesday’s meeting the County Commission voted unanimously to ask FDOT to fund the following projects:

  • Pharmacy expected to locate in Bronson

    A pharmacy is coming to Bronson and is expected to open its doors on June 1.

    Industrial Committee Chairperson Natalie Thomas of Miller Real Estate told the Bronson town council on Monday night of a “major accomplishment.”

    She said she brokered a deal to bring a pharmacy to town.

    It will be called Bronson Pharmacy and will be located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and Main Street in the building previously housed by Christian Creations, Thomas said. They’ve agreed to a two-year lease with the option to purchase, she said.

  • Solar wins fans at commission

    Solar won big at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting – the purchase of two solar-powered message signs and a resolution supporting an action plan to bring solar to county buildings, homes and businesses.

  • Agendas for Bronson Town Council meeting Monday, April 20
  • PSC ends Levy nuke plant charge

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida, Inc.’s (DEF) petition to end the fixed $3.45 charge (per 1,000 residential kilowatt hours) on customer bills related to the cancelled Levy Nuclear Project (LNP), beginning in May.

    Under the utility’s 2013 Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other customer representatives, the fixed charge was used to recover remaining LNP project costs.

  • Bronson observation deck on the horizon

    Bronson plans that originally included a nature trail and observation deck have been scaled back to include just the observation deck portion.

    Council member Beatrice Roberts asked where they were with the nature trail at last Monday’s town council meeting, as they said they could not do anything with the multi-purpose building until they’ve developed that property.

    They will get together during the month of April to scale back the drawing and go from there, Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said.

  • New Holiday Inn will pay no county taxes

    Fanning Springs has gotten over what Mayor Trip Lancaster called the “last hurdle at this point” regarding the Holiday Inn project.

    The Gilchrist County Commission passed a 100 percent tax abatement 4-0 for the development project, Lancaster said during his mayor’s report at the Fanning Springs city council meeting last Tuesday.

    Later, in a phone interview, Lancaster said they agreed to the tax abatement for the hotel itself with one commissioner, Todd Gray, abstaining as he is a commercial builder.

  • Volunteer fireman saves man

    Chiefland Fire Rescue Volunteer Firefighter Kevin Davis says he did what he was trained to do, enter a burning structure and rescue anyone inside. That's what he did when he rescued a burned man from a fiery bed at Manatee Springs Motel, at 2226 N. Young Blvd., on Sunday, April 12 at 10:48 p.m.