City switches tracks on land purchase

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By Jeff M. Hardison

With little more a few minutes discussion, four Chiefland City Commission members decided Jan. 28 to switch tracks and table the acceptance of a bid offering from Perkins State Bank, which three of them previously agreed to accept.

City Commissioner Frank Buie reportedly broke his hip and was unable to attend the meeting Monday night. He had voted in favor of accepting the Perkins' loan agreement before.

A proposed loan of $132,000 to buy 33 acres of wellhead property from Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) went sour. The City Commission previously had agreed 5-0 to buy the land. It sent requests for proposals to accept loans from local banks. At the most recent meeting, the city leaders agreed by a 4-1 vote that Perkins State Bank had the best lending rates for this land purchase.

Mayor Teal Pomeroy was the dissenting vote. On Jan. 28, Pomeroy said he met with Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr., Fanning Springs City Councilman Stoney Smith, Trenton City Manager Jered Ottenwess, and SRWMD staff member Steve Dinges.

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