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  • Commission spurns sheriff's request

    The tension that has been building between the Levy County Commission and the Sheriff's Office over spending and budgets became an open matter of record at the commissions Tuesday meeting when the sheriff's request for $38,000 in contingency money was denied. Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston made the motion to give the sheriff some of the money the commission held back from this year's budget to cover any last-minute inmate medical bills. But the motion died for lack of a second. The sheriff did not make an appearance to present the request.

  • Broadband authority has its first meeting in Cedar Key

    Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the North Florida Broadband Authority. On Aug.

  • TRIM notices mailed out on Friday

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker told the Chiefland Rotary Club there is one thing everyone should keep in mind about his work. "I don't do taxes, I do assessments," he said addressing the group on Aug. 11.

  • City moves closer to opening Welcome Center

     A lightly attended City Commission meeting on Tuesday night began with good news and ended with even more good news.  Topics ranged from Movies in the Park, to new ordinances and to a rare letter of praise for one of Cedar Key’s Police Officers.

     Toni Collins, of the Levy County Historical Society, made a detailed presentation concerning the March 16, 2011, Levy County Railroad Days, which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the  railroad that once ran from Fernandina Beach  to Cedar Key.  

  • Commission approves titling CK trailer for EMS

    The Levy County Commission gave its approval for County Coordinator Freddie Moody to sign off on the title for a new trailer to be used at the Cedar Key EMS station.

    Earlier this year the commission approved a request by EMS Assistant Director Royce Barber to replace the mobile home used for paramedics stationed on the island. The current trailer has deteriorated and there is a black mold problem in a bathroom.

    Barber said if the mold problem was not remedied he would be forced to move the paramedics to another station.

  • Skip the doggie bag, bring Fido to dinner

    You no longer need to leave your canine friend behind when you want to enjoy a meal at some local eateries, now that the Cedar Key City Commission passed Ordinance 469.

    Woof?

    The ordinance, which passed on second and final reading Tuesday night, establishes a process for eateries to obtain a permit to allow dogs in outdoor seating areas.

  • Budget Workshops Begin

     On Aug.

  • First sea turtle release puts Cedar Key in national spotlight

     Cedar Key's pristine waters were in the spotlight on Wednesday as national news media converged on the island to cover the release of 23 Kemps Ridley sea turtles, victims of the BP oil spill that were cleaned and rehabilitated by various groups.

  • Tarmac moves ahead on mine permit

    The zoning application came with $1,600 and eight cases of paperwork. The cover letter summed it up: "Tarmac America LLC is pleased to submit the King Road Limestone Mine Special Exception Application #3 ... This submittal is for the actual operation of the mine site which is +/- 4,750 acres," Tarmac executive Albert W. Townsend wrote to the Levy County Development Department. The letter was dated June 13, but it was not delivered to Levy County Building Official Rob Corbitt at his Bronson office until Aug.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Balloting for the Aug. 24 political party primary is Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections office, 421 S. Court Street, Bronson.