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Commission Meeting Highlights

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By Kellie Parkin

City Elections

City Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Seats up for reelection include three City Commission and two Water and Sewer Board positions. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall.

Conservation meeting a success

The city’s first community meeting in its energy conservation initiative was attended by approximately 40 residents and city employees, Mayor Heath Davis and Commissioner Sue Colson. “There was a lot of energy at that meeting – not just electricity – but with the citizens,” Mayor Davis said.

At the meeting it was announced that the City’s new Web site www.thecityofcedarkey.org has a blog function where community members can post knowledge, tips and ideas pertaining to energy conservation.

Registration of Golf Carts

Police Chief Virgil Sandlin got the okay to implement a voluntary golf cart registration program for Cedar Key residents. “I’d like to see everyone on the island who has one to get it registered,” Sandlin said. The program is expected to help locate and identify in the event that a cart is stolen, such as two that recently went missing. There will be a $2.00 sticker fee and the simple registration process is strictly voluntary.

Cell Phone Towers

The commission is continuing its exploration of a cell phone tower. Scott Dennison presented his research of the different options to be considered: placing it on the existing water tower, distributed antenna system (DAS) that are placed on power poles, or building a new tower. There are pros and cons for each design, and commissioners plan to send out requests for proposals (RFPs).