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Government

  • FAA to county: It’s our call

    The Federal Aviation Administration was swift and pointed in its response to the Marion County Board of Commissioners regarding their jurisdiction over an aerobatic box at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport.
    They have none.

  • City may tweak utility bill due date

    In an effort to patch a water-billing issue, the Dunnellon City Council is considering tightening its billing cycle.
    Currently, customers can pay their bills as many as 45 days late before the city takes action by shutting off its customers’ water supply.
    If the Council approves an ordinance in the coming month to terminate services if a bill is not paid by the 20th of each month, customers will find themselves without water services. The Council approved the first reading Monday night. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

  • Back on the table: Expansion of CRA in city limits

    After nearly three months of delay, the City Redevelopment Agency Board will finally decide if it should expand its current CRA boundaries.
    Initially, the CRA board was going to vote on the issue in November, but that meeting was scrapped and the holidays forced a delay in meeting. The CRA Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at City Hall to discuss the fate of expanding the current CRA boundaries.
    The city is targeting four areas to expand its current City Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

  • Council: No to Nine Island Cove

    Rainbow Springs resident Paul Marraffino sees a bright future for Nine Island Cove.
    Some members of the Dunnellon City Council agree, but not the majority.
    The overall consensus is the city cannot provide the financial backing Marraffino needs from the city to proceed in requesting grant money from the Florida Communities Trust (FCT). Nor did most of the Council members agree the proper procedures were followed in requesting the city’s assistance. The Council voted 3-2 Monday night not to pursue the grant.

  • Council passes bond measure

    The Dunnellon City Council, minus Mayor Fred Ward who was absent, unanimously approved up to $8 million in bonds for Phase IV of the Wastewater System Improvements.

    City Clerk Dawn Bowne wrote in an e-mail that the final number would be available at closing next Tuesday.