Tag Archives: Alachua County Commission

Alachua County advisory boards working out kinks in proposed CRA

The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting earlier this morning to discuss the  Community Redevelopment Area for the area of unincorporated county directly east of the Gainesville city limits. Growth Managment Department Planner Micheal Castine says the commission asked staff to work with the advisory boards. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Castine1.mp3] Castine talks about the next step. …

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Sheriff and county commission spar over budget

The Alachua County Commission and Sheriff Sadie Darnell are attempting to work in a combined effort to sort out next year’s proposed budget. A majority of commissioners did say they would not budge from their working figure of approximately 65-million-dollars for the sheriff’s budget. That is approximately $507,000 below Darnell’s …

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Alachua County commissioners may lower millage rates

The Alachua County Commission will hold the first of two public hearings to finalize the budget and set property tax millage rates for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Alachua County Commission Spokesman Mark Sexton about what the millage rate decrease could mean to Alachua County residents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPCountyMillageRateQA.mp3]

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Boaters will still have use of the waters of Poe Springs

This morning the Alachua County Commission decided to not prohibit water vessels from using Poe Springs.  The Alachua County Parks Department had proposed to ban boaters and canoers to keep swimmers safe.  Parks Superintendent Robert Avery says commissioners did not feel there was an immediate threat to swimmers.   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s …

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