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  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 6-12 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

     

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

     

  • Bid approved for Bronson's Pine Street sidewalk

    The Bronson Town Council ddecided Monday night to accept the low bid of $32,920 from Steve Smith Construction of Bronson.

    But the 3-1 vote came after Mayor Franklin Schuler’s suggestion that all three bids on the project be rejected because the bid opening was done by the staff rather than the council during its Monday meeting.

    The sidewalk on North Pine Street will cross from the east side of Pine Street to the west side at Mongo Street.

  • Bridge meeting draws little interest

    The Florida Department of Transportation held an open house and public comment session on construction plans for the Waccasassa River bridge on County Road 339 and the meeting attracted little interest – just two media representatives.

    But that does not mean the public has lost their opportunity to comment on the plans.

    The open house at the Dogan Cobb building was to unveil plans for handling traffic while the old bridge – which has a weight restriction – is demolished and a new bridge is built.

  • Gas theft arrest leads to 18 charges

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Cedar Key Police Department have arrested Cale Brandon Barber, 31, of Williston on charges of grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property on May 16 but the full extent of his activities may not be known unless the public steps in to help, according to a sheriff's press release.

    LCSO had been looking for Barber after receiving a complaint he drove away from a gas station in Williston without paying for his fuel.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 2

    AGENDA  

    REGULAR  MEETING  

    June  2,  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  

  • Meeting focuses on bridge replacement on CR 339

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the proposed replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 339 in Levy County.

    The meeting is at the Bronson Town Hall Council Chambers, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. FDOT will have staff available and answer questions from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Comments from the public will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Bronson will sue over junk-filled yard

    For nearly two years now the town of Bronson has been battling with a man who, as some have said, has a yard that looks like a junk yard and not a residence.

    Robert “Bob” Niffenegger, town of Bronson building official, submitted a letter to the town council highlighting complaints from five different people received over a period of time regarding the residence at 607 Marshburn Drive and a number of citations, all but the first, ignored by the resident, Jason Eggleston.

  • Bank helps feed hungry

    Tri County Outreach was proud to receive a check for $2,000 from The Capital City Bank Group Foundation. Pictured, Connie Brown, executive dirctor Tri County Outreach, left, and Becky Magwood, community banking officer for Capital City Bank.

    Capital City Bank supports organizations such as Tri County Outreach that build strong communities by enhancing the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

  • Remembering Heroes

    The Bronson AMVETS Post 88 held its annual Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans who gave their lives in support of the nation. The ceremony at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson started with a flag raising, prayer and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The featured speaker was County Commissioner John Meeks who gave a short history of how Memorial Day came to be and recounted the various wars the U.S. veterans fought in. About 40 people took time out of their holiday to attend the ceremony. 

  • Road closures for the weekend

    Note: All FDOT work is suspended Saturday through Monday for the anticipated increase in traffic for the Memorial Day holiday. All work resumes Tuesday. FDOT offices close Monday.

     

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.