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City commissioners hold workshop to discuss budget

The City Commission held a city budget workshop after adjourning Monday’s regular meeting.

City Manager Mary Ellzey presented a budget workshop agenda detailing potential wage increases from the current city employee salary plan.

The city has not upwardly adjusted starting pays since adopting the current plan in 2004. Police and Fire employees have seen upward adjustment independent of the 2004 plan, and are not included in the proposal as a result.


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100th year celebration in Chiefland next spring

By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Next year, at about this time, the City of Chiefland will celebrate its 100th year of incorporation. The Chiefland Centennial Celebration has been in the works for about a year, and volunteers on the committee overseeing its arrangement have recently come up with a schedule of events for the affair.
The event, set to happen April 5–6, 2013, will include a community fish fry and dance, a parade, historical booths, displays and demonstrations, contests and cook-offs. The event culminates on a Saturday evening with a fireworks show at Strickland Park.


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Chiefland recycling uncertain

By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

The recent loss of inmate crews from the closed Levy Forestry Camp has Chiefland City Commissioners worried about the fate of the city's relatively new recycling program.
The issue was brought up at Monday night's meeting in preparation for the upcoming budget process. City staff wanted to know how the commission felt about making the current recycling program mandatory.


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Highlights from 2011 Chiefland City Commission meetings

YEAR IN REVIEW

By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Ten Commandments
In November, the 6-ton granite slab in front of Chiefland City Hall bearing the Ten Commandments was uprooted and sent on a tour of the state by the monument's owner, Joe Anderson, of Old Town. The commission agreed unanimously to allow Anderson to make off with the monument.
"My desire is for as many people as possible to have the opportunity to view the monument and its significance in American history ..." Anderson wrote in a letter to the commission.


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What do you think of the Chiefland fire chief's $9,000 pay increase?

The Chiefland City Commission approved a $9,000 pay increase for the fire chief to $50,000 annual pay.

The chief said when he took the job he did not realize how time consuming it was, how it would deeply affect his personal life, and that he has obtained new certifications — as a firefighter II and is traing for emergency medical technician. He also said the increase would bring his pay in line with that of other city department head pay levels.

The city commission agreed with his argument and granted it 4-1 with Mayor Teal Pomeroy dissenting.

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City water rates set to go up

By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he’s always been proud of the city’s low water rates.  They haven’t been adjusted in seven years.
“Outsiders have come in and said, ‘Oh, you have to raise your rates,’ ” Pomeroy said at Monday night’s commission meeting.  He said his response has always been, “Well, no we don’t.”


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