Tag Archives: Gainesville Regional Utilities

Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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GRU Manager Bob Hunzinger Announces Resignation

By , , and on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Bob Hunzinger announced his resignation in a letter signed by him and Mayor Ed Braddy on Wednesday.

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After 33 Years, Farah’s on the Avenue Will Close Friday

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

Farah’s on the Avenue will close its doors Friday. Owner Nick Farah cites his desire to expand his prepared food brand, the restaurant’s shrinking customer base and growing utilities bill as reasons for the close.

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What Ed Braddy Accomplished In His First 100 Days

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Braddy and his colleagues talk about what’s been done in the first 100 days, and what may be to come for Gainesville under Braddy’s direction.

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Gainesville airport completes eco-friendly renovations

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Gainesville held a ceremony Thursday celebrating the end of $1.3 million in renovations with many eco-friendly features.

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In the News: cuts threaten air travel, Gainesville to acquire closed prison, smoking ban, GRU coal supply, Tebow cancels talk

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Federal Spending Cuts Threaten Delays in Air Travel – The effects of impending federal spending cuts include flight delays, reduced takeoffs and slower security. Reduced work time for employees of the Federal Aviation Administration could decrease the average number of […]

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Decree filed for Cabot-Koppers site cleanup

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A consent decree was filed Thursday to clean up the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site, which has contaminated local soil and the Floridan aquifer system for the past three decades.

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Gainesville City Commission moves to keep GRU under city control

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

By Ben Bornstein — WUFT-FM The Gainesville City Commission made it clear at its Thursday meeting that it doesn’t want the local utility to fall under state legislative control. City commissioners voted in favor of keeping GRU under the current management, rather than have it controlled […]

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Flushing trash, other objects influences Gainesville Regional Utility rates

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Debris clogging values in wastewater treatment plants costs time and manpower to remove.

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Falling tree crushes car, closes University Avenue

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

A falling tree took down power lines and crushed a car on University Avenue near NW 27th Terrace, blocking both lanes of traffic. One woman was taken to Shands hospital with minor injuries.

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