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  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 5

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 5, 2014

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    -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

     

    Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council — Charlie Frank, President

  • Chiefland hospital developers seek certificate from state

    Plans for a hospital in Chiefland are back on the table.
    Frank Schupp, vice president of business development with Ameris Health, the company that would manage the proposed hospital, said Monday that his company is seeking a new Certificate of Need from the state.
    Talks of a hospital have been ongoing for years, but funding for the project, despite the need in the area, was always in short supply. Ameris lost its last Certificate of Need last year after not being able to move forward with development.

  • Duke Energy nuclear cost hearing begins Monday

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) will convene a hearing Monday, Aug. 4, to consider Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) petitions for cost recovery related to nuclear construction projects.  The hearing could continue through Friday, Aug. 8, if needed.

  • Suspicious incident with child in Inglis

    This is from the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Candidates forum at VFW Friday

        The VFW Post No. 5625 of Chiefland and the Chiefland Citizen are hosting a candidates forum on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Hotel road in FDOT hands

    A meeting of the minds transpired in Fanning Springs last Wednesday at a workshop designed to determine next steps in deciding where the access road for the proposed Holiday Inn Express will be located.

  • Miss Mary is in charge

    Former City of Chiefland Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey was officially made city manager at Monday night’s city commission meeting.

  • Proposed city manager deal would pay $65K

    The Chiefland City Commission will consider a proposed contract for a new city manager and a staff recommendation to go with a 5 percent increase in city employee health insurance coverage when it meets Monday night at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  

    Interim City Manager/Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey, who has been offered the city manager position would receive a $65,000 per year salary — just $500 a year more than what was paid to Kevin Gay, the city manager whose contract the commission refused to renew at the end of May. 

  • Guide to election day transportation

    Transportation services will be provided to all Levy County voters that wish to vote early or on election day.

  • LCDPS firefighter wins Valor Award

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Firefighter Jeremy Pittman was selected as an honoree at the 97.3 The SKY Valor Awards, a recognition of first responders in the Heart of Florida. On Thursday, June 29, several members of the surrounding communities were recognized for their dedication to service.

    Pittman came to LCDPS in October of 2012 as a 19-year-old with no background in public safety. He had passed by the Fire Station in his rural community several times thinking about volunteering in an effort to fulfill his desire of giving back to his community.