The Levy County Board of County Commissioners has enacted Emergency Declaration 2017-018 and Emergency Order 2017-019 establishing a burn ban throughout the unincorporated areas of Levy County. This is an executive emergency order due to the extreme dry conditions that affect our county. Levy County has suffered massive losses in the past from unintentional fires caused by unattended or irresponsibly set fires.
DO NOT burn yard debris, trash or other unwanted items around your homes during this time. Due to these current conditions, fires will rapidly spread out of control and could endanger lives.
This Emergency Order establishes this violation is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.50, Florida Statutes.
Anyone having questions are asked to contact the Division of Forestry at 352-493-6060.
Posted By Lt. Scott Tummond to Levy County Sheriff's Star at 4/25/2017 11:13:00 AM
Thanks to the generosity of long-time residents Earl and Dorothy Starnes, the stairs to the new addition are now adorned with an inspiring sculpture depicting sea gulls in flight. This graceful 8 foot x 4 foot bronze sculpture was created by Rolf Carl Nyberg and purchased in the 1960’s by the Starnes.
Through the years it has moved around Florida as Dr. Starnes continued his career as Director, Division of State Planning, State of Florida and Chairman and Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Architecture, University of Florida, until his “retirement” to Cedar Key in 1992.
Dr. Starnes and his wife will soon be moving to Gainesville but his many contributions to our community will long be remembered including his role in assuring that Atsena Otie would remain an undeveloped natural area, managed by the Lower Suwanee River and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, that Cemetery Point would never be developed and working with Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy to protect and acquire lands for future generations to enjoy.
The Cedar Key Arts Center is grateful for the support of Dorothy and Earl Starnes over the years and is honored to have this new sculpture that will be enjoyed for years to come and remind us all of these valued members of our Cedar Key Community. We would also like to thank the Arts Center Boat Builders, a group that Earl has been active in through the years, for installing the sculpture.
Photo: Earl Starnes with outgoing President of the CKAC, Donna Bushnell at the Annual Meeting of the Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy, 2/26/2017.
The great news is that Levy County Department of Transportation will be in Cedar Key next week to repair one of Cedar Key’s most frequently used roads, Dock Street. Storms, high tides, and Hurricane Hermine have had their impact upon the “understructure” of the street and repairs are necessary for the community's and visitors' safety.
The temporary no-so-great news is that fishing on the pier will not be available for a week and Dock Street visitors will have to walk a bit more.
The Dock Street Fishing Pier will be closed on Monday, March 13 until Friday. Fishermen will need to find another spot for a while.
The C Street entry to Dock Street will be closed at First Street; therefore no traffic nor parking will be allowed for the week while workmen get their equipment and supplies down along that corridor.
With deference to business owners, the east end of Dock Street will allow delivery trucks to back up along Dock Street under their direction. Because of that delivery need, golf carts, cars, motorcycles, etc. may not park along Dock Street. Golf carts may drive down Dock Street, load and unload passengers, and exit the street. Walking will be the easiest mode of transportation.
Hopefully, the repairs will be completed Friday, March 17. Do watch for updates.
VCITY OF CEDAR KEY
NOTICE TO ALL
Dock Street will be CLOSED from Monday March 13th until Friday to all vehicular traffic. The east entrance to Dock Street will be open for foot traffic, golf carts, and business delivery trucks ONLY!
Temporary closure is due to street repair by Levy County.
Thank you for your patience.
Any concerns please contact City Hall 352-543-5132
Cedar Key City Attorney Norm Fugate advised that the process in the past has been to license the section of public land to the property owner and record the license in public records. The license stays attached to the property should a sale occur. Commissioners voted 5 to 0 to approve the licensure.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders and survivors. As they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew they could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, the non-profit organization has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states plus Puerto Rico and Canada.”