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INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
2017 AT CEDAR KEY
September 16, 2017
 
 
Spearheaded by the University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences Nature Coast Biological Station, the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association, and the City of Cedar Key, Cedar Key’s part in the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup effort was downright remarkable, given the fact that many participants were still cleaning up after Hurricane Irma from the week before.
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People in boats, canoes, and kayaks, and many on foot traversed some 25 different locations in and around Cedar Key rounding up litter.  The islands around us, the back bayous closer to us and everywhere else was scoured for debris by the participants.   Tidewater Tours’ Mike and Connie O’Dell brought in boatloads of debris; Andrew Gude’s crew of Sam Gibbs, Jim Wortham, Rick Anthony, Beth Dieveney, Bristol Rigby, and Arnie and Joannie from Gainesville combed North Key and brought home a boatload of everything one can imagine.  Chris Reynolds and Linda Seyfert returned with enough impressive waste that they received one of the two prizes awarded for the day:  a $20 gift certificate to the 1842 Daily Grind Restaurant here in Cedar Key.
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 The Cedar Key News hopes to have a complete listing of boaters, on-foot collectors, and total amounts collected soon and will publish as soon as possible.
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NOTICE FROM CEDAR KEY CITY HALL REGARDING GARBAGE AND DEBRIS
...excerpted from
City of Cedar Key City Hall
Facebook page Posts

September 13, 2017

 

Residents: please pile your leaf and limb as quick as possible out where you normally put it next to your garbage can. Make sure not to cover water meters!! Normal household garbage can not be picked up until Monday September 18th. If you have an overflow of household garbage place it next to your can also. Levy County residents may take vegetation to the landfill for free till September 22.

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DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
 
PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE
 
 
TO: RESIDENTS OF CITY OF CEDAR KEY
 
 
A LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED DUE
TO HURRICANE IRMA.
 
THEREFORE, AS A PRECAUTION, WE ADVISE THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ICE, BRUSHING TEETH, OR WASHING DISHES BE BOILED. A ROLLING BOIL OF ONE MINUTE IS SUFFICIENT. AS AN ALTERNATIVE BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED.
 
THIS "PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE" WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND A BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT JOHN
MCPHERSON AT 352-317-7431.
 
 
JOHN MCPHERSON, GENERAL MANAGER
CEDAR KEY WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
 
 
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LEVY COUNTY CALLS
EMERGENCY EVACUATION
September 8, 2017
 
As of 5 pm, Friday evening, September 8, 2017, Levy County ordered a mandatory evacuation. 
Stay tuned to the following website for updated information.

http://www.levydisaster.com/default.aspx

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COMMISSION MEETS
September 5, 2017
 
Meeting Specifics
The Cedar Key City Commission met on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 6:20 pm, immediately after the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency adjourned, in the temporary, double-wide trailer, temporary home of Cedar Key City Hall.  Present were:  Mayor Heath Davis, Vice-Mayor Sue Colson, and Commissioners Dale Register, Royce Nelson, and Nickie Rucker. 
  
Staff in attendance included: CRA Attorney Norm Fugate, Police Chief Virgil Sandlin, Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager Robert Robinson, Public Works Director Bill Crandley, City Clerk Nicole Gill, Assistant City Clerk Crystal Sharp, and Donna Risker. 
  
Among those in the audience were: Rebecca Gallagher, Beth Mizell, Peggy Herrick, Jim Wortham, Bill Heckler, James Custer, Margy VanLandingham, Michael Hancock, Buddy Scoggins, John Blouse, Bob and Jeri Treat, and Mandy and Frank Offerle.
 
HURRICANE IRMA ADVISORY
Before inviting public comment, Mayor Heath Davis opened discussion about the Category 5 Hurricane Irma due to hit South Florida this weekend.  The content of that discussion can be seen by clicking on the following link: http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3258-commission-advises-hurricane-preparedness
 
Click on the link below for the City of Cedar Key Fire Rescue Facebook Site:
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
Resident Bill Heckler responded to the Gainesville Sun’s August 29, 2017, front-page article “Cedar Key - Rising Seas.”  Heckler, out of town at the time, reported being initially angry and distressed upon seeing the article.  Knowing that Gateway, which owns 97 newspapers, including the Sun, concerned him as a resident and for business owners or a person trying to sell a Cedar key home.
 
 Heckler asked that persons (commissioners, newspapers, individuals) speaking about issues as important as rising seas keep in mind the effect such content has on others.
 
 RESOLUTIION 404 EMPLOYEE MANUAL REGARDING EMPLOYMENT EVALUATIONS
Commissioners unanimously approved the Cedar Key Employee Manual, Section 203, Performance Evaluations, extending the probationary period from 90 days to 180 days.  An informal evaluation will be conducted after 90 days and another evaluation conducted at the end of the employee’s probationary period. The 90-day evaluation will be a written report and sent to the commission for review and comment.
 
RESOLUTION 405 EMPLOYEE MANUAL REGARDING TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA   
Commissioners unanimously approved changes in Section 700 of the Cedar Key Employee Manual, Technology, and Social Media.  Among other things, the amendment limits personal use of city equipment and use to work hours, and provides guidelines regarding e-mail, storing, and transferring documents, Internet use, social media, and passwords responsibility.
 
CEMETERY DISCUSSION
Commissioner and Cemetery Liaison Nickie Rucker reported having spoken with long-time Cedar Key Cemetery Trustees Delaino, Schlemer, and Padgett, all of whom are no longer interested in serving as trustees.
 
Commissioners discussed continuing to use the Trustees as advisors, as much history is captured by them, but administering the Cemetery functions under the auspices of the city.


 
CEDAR KEY CRA MEETS
September 5, 2017
 
Meeting Specifics:
The Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency met on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 6 pm at the Cedar Key temporary City Hall.   Present were:  Chair Royce Nelson, Vice-Chair Sue Colson, and members Dale Register, Heath Davis, and Nickie Rucker.
 
Staff in attendance included: CRA Attorney Norm Fugate, Police Chief Virgil Sandlin, Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager Robert Robinson, Public Works Director Bill Crandley, City Clerk Nicole Gill, Assistant City Clerk Crystal Sharp, and Donna Risker.
  
Among those in the audience were: Rebecca Gallagher, Beth Mizell, Peggy Herrick, Jim Wortham, Bill Heckler, James Custer, Margy VanLandingham, Michael Hancock, Buddy Scoggins, John Blouse, Bob and Jeri Treat, and Mandy and Frank Offerle.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
No public comment was offered.
 
2017-2018 BUDGET APPROVED
Commissioners unanimously approved Resolution 2017-1, the 2017-2018 budget.   The total amount of estimated ad valorem tax revenue is predicted to be $540,937.10; the total expenditures will equal that amount.
 
SUNTRUST BOND
Chair Nelson presented members with an August 20, 2017, letter from SunTrust Vice-President Kenneth Schult stating that:  the Cedar Key CRA is in “default”; the bank is willing to restructure the loan “to cure the existing default and to prevent further defaults in the future.”
 
The letter continues “the bank will agree (to the restructuring), if the CRA will make a payment of all interest that will have accrued on the Note to February 1, 2018, and will pay down the outstanding principal to $5,356,000 on such date . . .”
 
Commissioners agreed that the CRA is not in “default” and that the language used by the bank is in error. Instead, the CRA is abiding by the precise content of the bank loan note. The CRA has always performed in compliance with the terms of the note. That content requires the city to repay the loan with Tax Increment Funs only; no funds from the city, tax or otherwise, may be used to repay the debt.
The note also states that should the TIF funds be less than is due to SunTrust at the two times a year payment is required, that amount is all that they are required to pay. The debt continues until the complete debt is eventually paid off, with no time limit specified.
 
 
This is not the first time SunTrust has asked the CRA to restructure the loan.  In past attempts, the bank has suggested diminishing the amount due and extending the loan for a longer period; the bank would garner much more money in interest with such an extension. 
    
Chair Nelson reported that the “bank wants to clear up its books.”  Member Register stated his belief that should the “city” want to borrow money in the future, this debt would work against such a loan.  Colson reminded all that the city and the CRA are two different entities and the CRA is not in default but abiding by the content of the note.   Attorney Fugate explained that “even if the bank wanted to recall the loan, they could get no more than they are getting now.” 
  
Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to talk further with SunTrust.  New to her CRA position, Nickie Rucker, Dale Register, and Chair Royce Nelson voted yes; Heath Davis and Sue Colson voted no.
 
The SunTrust letter can be viewed by clicking on the site below.
 
MINUTES APPROVED
Minutes from the July 18, 2017, CRA meeting were unanimously approved.
 
MEETING ADJOURNED
The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:17 pm. 
 
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COMMISSION ADVISES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS NOW
September 6, 2017

At its September 5, 2017, meeting and before other business was attended to, the Cedar Key City Commission advised residents to take great care in preparing g for Category 5 Hurricane Irma. 

  • Emergency Operations Director and Fire Chief Robert Robinson told all to “If an evacuation is called, please, leave the island on this one.”  He reminded everyone to:
    • turn off their electricity before they leave;
    • secure and turn off their propane tanks;
    • some propane tanks have not yet been secured after Hurricane Hermine.
  • When asked if a Cedar Key evacuation order had been called, Mayor Davis explained that the State of Florida makes that call. 
  • Mayor Davis also advised residents:
    •  to prepare several routes to their temporary alternate destinations as roads will be clogged;
    • that now is not too early to begin preparations;
    • not to rely on local shelters.
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LEVY COUNTY
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September 6, 2017
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PROPOSED HOG PROCESSING PLANT
REQUESTS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FROM BOCC
 
The swine and sheep harvesting facility (Frank Stronach, Sleepy Creek Lands, LLC) that was originally proposed for Marion County, and brought to Levy County about two years ago, is now petitioning the Levy County commission for a Special Exception to allow a Food Processing Plant in an ARR zoning district.
 
The Hog slaughtering facility is planned to be located north of the intersection of County Road 347 and US Highway 19/98, about two miles south of Chiefland. The facility has been reviewed by the Levy County Development Department Staff and the Department Director and now goes to the commission this Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
 
The Levy County BOCC meeting agenda and supporting documents can be found at the following links: 
 
 
 
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STRONGER STORMS
RISING TIDES
SHORE RESTORATION
 
Stronger storms
Hotter, drier summers
Shorter, warmer winters
More frequent higher tides
 
These are all affecting our area. How they are affecting us and how we cope with the effects on our islands and shore lines is now being discussed in Cedar Key.
 
In the last few years, more and more houses in Cedar Key have been elevated. The City Hall is also scheduled to be elevated during its rebuilding. Along with the threat to our houses and buildings, roads are also being severely affected by more flooding and higher tides.
 
The shoreline along the southern end of G Street is constantly being battered and eroded by wave action during storms. This area and the shore line along Airport Road are being studied to find a solution that will stabilize and protect the shoreline and roads while meeting the wants and needs of residents.
 
In March 2017, a Visioning Workshop was held in at the Cedar Key Community Center and hosted by Dr. Savanna Barry, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant. Dr. Barry was joined by Dr. Mark Clark, UF/Water Institute, and Wendy-Lin Bartels and John Dain from Natural Resources Leadership Institute. Cedar Key City Commissioners Sue Colson and Royce Nelson, Levy County Commissioner Matt Brooks and many Cedar Key property owners attended and participated in discussions, asked questions, and offered ideas.
 
A letter from Dr. Barry and the March 3rd Visioning Workshop details can be viewed by clicking the following link: Cedar Key Coastal Erosion Visioning Workshop
 
Future workshops are scheduled for:
G Street Design Workshop - October 27, 2017
Airport Road Design Workshop – November 3, 2017
 
All are welcome to attend and participate in these workshops.
To be contacted or included in future information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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CITY OF CEDAR KEY
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
August 31, 2017
 
The City Clerk of  Cedar Key posts the city’s employment opportunities  regularly
on the City of Cedar Key website at  http://cityofcedarkey.org/
The following positions are currently open.  Additional links may ease your search.
 
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR:
The City of Cedar Key is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Director. Send cover letter, resume, and application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 339, Cedar Key, FL 32625. ATTN: Clerk’s Office.

The first review date of applications will be on August 11, 2017. Position will be open until filled.

MARINA ATTENDANT:
The City of Cedar Key is accepting applications for a Part-Time Marina Attendant. Please send resume and application to PO Box 339 Cedar Key, FL 32625 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
Full job descriptions may be found by clicking
on the words "Job Description" a tthe following site:
 
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RENOWN NATURALIST
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER
CLYDE BUTCHER
VISITS CEDAR KEY
August 24, 2017
 

From Florida’s Everglades, Waccasassa River, Myaka State Park, Apalachicola, and the Hillsborough River Rapids, to the Red Rocks of California and more, internationally renowned landscape photographer Clyde Butcher has photographed the best of America…and well beyond.

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Butcher’s black and white fine art photography are as classic as those of Ansel Adams.  Devoted to conservation efforts, he has just recently published his 2018 Calendar Florida State Parks, loaded with magnificent shots, some panoramic, some less broad.   Easy access to his website may be found at https://clydebutcher.com/ 

 

Butcher’s devotion to conservation is intimately lived by him.  “At some time, you need to walk the talk,” said he.  He and his wife Niki have a home in and live a good portion of their time in the middle of the River of Grass, the Everglades, with no neighbors for indeterminate miles.  They photograph in and out of the water, haul photographic equipment for miles in watercrafts, and deal with mosquitoes and alligators regularly.  These places are where Butcher sees his pictures-to-be. Cedar Key’s good fortune to have the Clyde and wife Niki Butcher visit Cedar Key is a function of the vision and perseverance of Cedar Key’s own Dr. Maria Sgambati and Amy Gernhardt. 

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Sgambati, past Education and Outreach Director with the University of Florida Marine Lab a Seahorse Key, has long been devoted to conservation issues, as has Amy Gernhardt, local artist and potter.  Sgambati’s immediate past presidency of the Friends of the Cedar Keys and Wildlife Refuges and Gernhardt’s executive directorship at the Cedar Key Historical Society bound the two together in their penchant for inviting and showing the Cedar Key and Big Bend area to Butcher personally. 

The Butchers did respond, Clyde saying, he had “always wanted to photograph that area,” reported Sgambati.  After several years of correspondence, the Butchers busy schedule finally allowed them to visit Cedar Key this August 18 through the 20.  While in Cedar Key, the Butchers spent time at Dennis Creek and the Lukens Tract in the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. 

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Clyde Butcher plans to return to Cedar Key for his upcoming March and April 2018 gallery exhibition at the Cedar Key Arts Center.   Not only will Butcher’s fine art grace the Arts Center, but Butcher also plans to give talks about his photography and his experiences in capturing them.   The March and April exhibit at the Cedar Key Arts Center will focus on Butcher’s photographic images of Florida: the Waccasassa area, Santa Fe River, Cedar Key, Apalachicola, Gainesville’s Devils Millhopper, and more.

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The Cedar Key community is delighted, inspired, honored, and buoyant that Butcher plans to return, photograph more of the area, exhibit his work, and speak about his art.

 

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NEW COLOR IN THE LIBRARY
August 29, 2017

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Another major piece has arrived at the Cedar Key Public Library, bringing our children's area closer to our goal, thanks to a generous Centennial Legacy Grant from the Cedar Key Lions Club.  The beautiful and well-made double computer desk will accommodate our tiniest techies, and with a simple change of height, can work for adults, older children, and everyone in between.  The bright colors are so inviting!

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COMMISSION MEETS
August 15, 2017
 
Meeting Specifics
The Cedar Key City Commission met on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 6 pm in the temporary, double-wide trailer home of Cedar Key City Hall, located on the same property as the original City Hall, which remains closed because of Hurricane Hermine damage.  Present were:  Mayor Heath Davis, Vice-Mayor Sue Colson, and Commissioners Dale Register, Royce Nelson, and Nickie Rucker. 
  
Staff in attendance included: Cedar key City Attorney Norm Fugate, Police Chief Virgil Sandlin, City Clerk Nicole Gill, Assistant City Clerk Crystal Sharp, and staffer Donna Risker.  Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager Robert Robinson and Public Works Director Bill Crandley were not in attendance.
 
Among those in the audience were:  George Oakley, Rebecca Gallagher, Chester Vanderpyl, Robin Gillies, David Davis, Susan Rosenthal, Caryn Stephenson, Mike and Mendy Allen, 1842 Daily Grind Owners Martin Kemp and Terry Williams, Buddy Scruggs, John Blouse, Michael Hancock, John and Joan Andrek, Maurice and Jan Hendrix, Jack Morris, Beth Mizell, Judy and Mr. Ziegler, Bob and Jeri Treat, and Mandy and Frank Offerle.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
1842 DAILY GRIND REQUEST
1842 Daily Grind Owners Martin Kemp and Terry Williams requested permission to place bistro tables outside the shop’s Second Street window on the sidewalk during the shop’s open hours.   Police Chief Virgil Sandlin reported that 42 inches of clearance for passersby was required.  Mayor Health Davis said that if that clearance is maintained, the request is approved.
Vice-Mayor Sue Colson commented that she hoped the Daily Grind would reopen soon as she was “in withdrawal” from too little caffeine.
  
REQUEST
John and Joan Andrek requested that the city help with a FEMA concern regarding their home in Cedar Key.  According to John, they received a letter from FEMA stating that the house may have been “illegally” built by not complying with FEMA regulations.  Joan said the house, located on Hodges Avenue, was originally shown to be in a B-zone and now FEMA flood maps show the house to be in a VE-zone. This change resulted in an 1000% increase in their flood insurance. The house is for sale and the matter must be cleared up for any sale to progress.
  
Mayor Davis said that the city has received the same letter and that the city will contract FEMA and try to find a resolution to the matter.
 
WASTE PRO
At the August 1, 2017, commission meeting, Commissioner Dale Register accepted the challenge to work through Waste Pro’s possible breach of contract with the city in its attempt to make no longer available the two smaller garbage bins and require all residents to rent the largest trash bin.   This evening, Register reported that the problem no longer exists:  Waste Pro will continue the use of the three different sized bins. 
  
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Lion Susan Rosenthal announced the details of the October 21-22, 2017, Forty-Eighth Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.    She reported sending out invitations to some 25 tour bus companies, communicating with the Villages, working hard on the parade, and acquiring one hundred vendors, 32 of whom were new to the Festival.  She further reported the Lions having no booth, but their presence will be everywhere, assisting vendors set up and doing whatever else need to be done to ensure the Festival’s success.


MORE BOARDS GONE 
August 23, 2017

The Captain's Table is all but gone.  

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Atsena Otie coming into view.

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CITY OF CEDAR KEY NOTICE
Auggust 20 2017
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GOLF CART COMMON SENSE,
PLEASE!
August 17, 2017

Common sense goes a long way when driving any vehicle, including golf carts, and particularly here in Cedar Key.   A great thing is that you can legally drive a golf cart around this city if you stay completely off State Road 24. 

GOLF CART OPERATION ON CITY STREETS IS A PRIVILEGE
Few, if any, other municipalities allow this opportunity, afforded us by the Laws of Cedar Key.  Simpler, smaller, gated communities allow driving golf carts, but here, we drive them on city streets, with big trucks, more big trucks with even bigger boat trailers, delivery semis, and so on.   We’re fortunate.

It’s not just common sense that is required, but a set of laws governs golf cart operation and ownership. The set of laws are both city-generated and state-generated and may be easily found: 

  • Laws of Cedar Key, Chapter Two General Ordinances, Article IV: Transportation, Section 6.00.03.
  • Florida Statutes, Title XXII Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 State Uniform Traffic Control

These governing laws are intended to keep you and your passengers safe.   Failure to follow the simple rules will earn the driver a citation from the Cedar Key Police.

Cedar Key’s atmosphere is so easy and comfortable and golf carts seem so informal, we sometimes forget that we are on city streets with other, sometimes huge, motor vehicles which have the right- of-way.


 

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CEDAR KEY
ANNEXATION RATIONALE
August 15, 2017

Below is Cedar Key Mayor Heath Davis’s letter to area residents beyond the Number Flour Bridge who may be annexed into the city pending upon the outcome of next month’s vote.  

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CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED AUGUST 12, 2017 

AUGUST 2017

8/14 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Office, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3202-ckwsd-water-board-meeting-14-august-2017

8/15   Cedar Key Local Planning Agency Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

8/15    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm


BOARD BY BOARD
August 11, 2017

If you are not in Cedar Key these past months, you’re in for a big surprise when you do arrive.  You will see a huge change on Dock Street.  The Captain’s Table is being dismantled board by board. 

The Captain’s Table, on the right and on the water as you go over the C Street Bridge, was one restaurant and bar with one of the finest panoramic  views and sunsets Cedar Key offers.  Some wonderful times Cedar Keyans have experienced there.  Sad to see it go, even the wreckage.

All is not sad, however. 

What you will see, when the Table’s boards are gone, is an unfettered view of Atsena Otie, which should be breathtakingly beautiful.

The photo here is taken from the fishing pier looking north…ish.

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BRIEF CEMETERY SOUND
August 11, 2017

Don’t be disturbed if you hear something like a cannon blast this weekend from the cemetery.  Only one blast will occur and Police Chief Virgil Sandlin is aware of it.

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CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED AUGUST 11, 2017

 

AUGUST 2017

8/1  Cedar Key Arts Center Old Florida Celebration of the Arts 2018 Call to Artists Design Contest Due Date,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/arts-ents/10-arts/3071-2018-ofca-call-to-artists-design-contest

8/1   Cedar Key Historical Preservation Board Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3189-historic-preservation-board-01-august-2017

8/1    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3188-city-commission-agenda-01-august-2017

8/1 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop, City Hall, following 6 pm Commission Meeting, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3190-ck-budget-workshop-agenda-01-august-2017

8/1  City of Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting and Budget Workshop, City Hall, 6 pm

8/3 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop Back Up, City Hall,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

8/8 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop, City Hall,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

8/10  Levy County, Cedar Key School, first day of classes for students

8/10 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop Back Up, City Hall,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

8/14 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Office, 5 pm

8/15   Cedar Key Local Planning Agency Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

8/15    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting Followed by Budget Workshop, City Hall, 6 pm

SEPTEMBER

9/5   Cedar Key Historical Preservation Board Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

9/5   City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm,

http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

9/5 City of Cedar Key Tentative Budget Hearing, City Hall, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

9/8  Community Redevelopment Agency Budget Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3185-city-cra-meets-18-july-2017

9/11 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Office, 5 pm

9/18 City of Cedar Key Final Budget Hearing, City Hall, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule

9/19    Cedar Key Local Planning Agency Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

9/19    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm

9/16 Coastal Clean Up

9/15-17 Pirates in Cedar Key

9/25 City of Cedar Key Tentative Annexation Ballot Milling to Unincorporated Area Registered Voters

OCTOBER

10/12  Levy County Poll Worker Orientation, 9 am, Bronson, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/2884-levy-county-supervisor-of-elections-poll-training

NOVEMBER

11/11 - 12  John Muir’s 1,000-Mile Walk to Cedar Key Celebration, sponsored by Sierra Club and Cedar Key Historical Society

Date TBA Historic Tooke-Hudson House Fundraising Gala, Cedar Key Historic Society

DECEMBER

Date TBA  Cedar Key Historical Society Open House, Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

CEDAR KEY 2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR

JANUARY 2018

FEBRUARY

MARCH

3/24-25  Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, Cedar Key 

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COMMISSION MEETS
ANNEXATION DISCUSSED
 
 
August 1, 2017
 
Meeting Specifics
The Cedar Key City Commission met on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 6 pm in the temporary, double-wide trailer home of Cedar Key City Hall, located on the same property as the original City Hall, which remains closed because of Hurricane Hermine damage.  Present were:  Mayor Heath Davis, Vice-Mayor Sue Colson, and Commissioners Dale Register, Royce Nelson, and Nickie Rucker.
 
Staff in attendance included: Cedar key City Attorney Norm Fugate, Police Chief Virgil Sandlin, Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager Robert Robinson, Public Works Director Bill Crandley, Assistant City Clerk Crystal Sharp, and staffer Donna Risker.  City Clerk Nicole Gill was not in attendance.
Among those in the audience were:  Joe and Mrs. Catalano, Stanley Bair, Lisa and James Custer and son, Linda and Mr. Campbell, Buddy Scruggs, Maurice and Jan Hendrix, Steve and Diana Priessman, Ray and Carla Ermel, Andrew Gude, Mendy Allen, David Davis, Robin Gilles, Robin Jocelyn, George Oakley, Principal Josh Slemp, Dell Weible, Chester Vanderpyl, Lloyd Kelly, Paul Florence, Brian Keith, Telecia Winfield, Michael Hancock, Allison Nelson, Bob and Jeri Treat, and Mandy and Frank Offerle.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
Vice-Mayor Sue Colson announced that International Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for September 16, 2017.  A more detailed announcement will follow, however, Colson wanted all to know now that:  everyone is invited to participate; all are to arrive as early as 8 am to the Cedar Key Marina, check in, and tell the organizers what areas they intend to clean up; counters and sorters are needed.
 
PIRATE FEST
Resident Joe Catalano of Bard Productions, LLC, announced that the Pirates will be in Cedar Key on September 15, 16, and 17.  He asked to have part of Second Street shut down from noon Friday until 4 pm Sunday for vendors to sell their wares.
Mayor Davis will work with staff and bring their proposal, based on the permits, to the next meeting on the 15th of August and the approval/alteration decision will be made.
 
Colson expressed the need not to interrupt traffic in and out of the Marina for Coastal Cleanup activities. Commissioner Royce Nelson expressed the concern that if Second Street were to be closed, then it ought to be only Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s street closing should be like the festivals and not be closed until after 7pm. Commissioner Nickie Rucker expressed concern for what residents of Park Place who live directly in the thick of the Pirate activities.
 
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
Vice-Mayor Colson reported on the highly successful Cedar Key Summer Youth Program.  Assistant City Clerk Crystal Sharp received a rousing applause and a bouquet of flowers for her organization of the program and her “getting everything done.”  Among the others thanked for their involvement in the five-week, Mondays through Thursdays, 7 am to 4 pm program were Cedar Key Police Officer Perry, Cedar Key School Principal Josh Slemp, and Administrator/Teacher in Charge Telicia Winfield.
Details and pictures of the summer program may be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Next summer’s program theme will be the history of Cedar Key, reported Colson.


CITY OF CEDAR KEY
2017 BUDGET TIMELINE,
PROPOSED WORKSHOPS
August 4, 2017
AUG 4 UPDATE CITY Budget Dates 2017 18
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CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
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AUGUST 2017

8/1  Cedar Key Arts Center Old Florida Celebration of the Arts 2018 Call to Artists Design Contest Due Date,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/arts-ents/10-arts/3071-2018-ofca-call-to-artists-design-contest

8/1   Cedar Key Historical Preservation Board Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3189-historic-preservation-board-01-august-2017

8/1    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3188-city-commission-agenda-01-august-2017

8/1 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop, City Hall, following 6 pm Commission Meeting, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3190-ck-budget-workshop-agenda-01-august-2017

8/1  City of Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting and Budget Workshop, City Hall, 6 pm

8/3 City of Cedar Key Budget Workshop Back Up, City Hall,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule


 

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