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CKWSD MINIMALLY
INCREASES RATES,
PUBLIC APPRECIATIVE OF
HURRICANE PERFORMANCE  
September 27, 2016

Last evening, Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board met for its Final Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 at 5:01 pm at the CKWSD office at 510 Third Street in Cedar Key.  Present were General Manager John McPherson and Board members:  Chair Dottie Haldeman, Vice Chair Thelma McCain, Secretary Leslie Sturmer, and Seth Colson.  Board member Chris Reynolds was not in attendance.

 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED
The Board unanimously adopted three resolutions. 

Resolution 2016 adopted the final levying of ad valorem taxes for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

  • In effect, the ad valorem millage rate will increase from 1.1350 mills to 1.1750 mills.  The increase is 5.2% higher than the rollback rate.

Resolution 2016-06 adopted the final 2016-2017 fiscal year budget.  Included in it are two modest rate Increases. 

  • The water base rate for small users will increase from $21.18 to $22.00.
  • The wastewater base rate for small users will increase from $20.21 to $21.00.

Resolution 2016-07 authorized the general Manager to sign the necessary documents to apply for a Class V injection well permit.  In the CKWMD’s design and construction of a new water treatment plant, disposal of desalination concentrate will be done by deep well injection, hence the need for the permit.    

INCREASES NECESSARY
General Manager McPherson explained that the rate increases, totaling $40,000 for the upcoming fiscal year, are necessary “to keep up with rising costs and financial challenges presented by Hurricane Hermine and the need to construct a new water treatment plant.”    Board members expressed reluctance to raise rates but conceded the need to do so at this time.
 
PUBLIC APPRECIATIVE
An audience member, expressing thoughts heard from many fellow residents, reported thanks for the CKWSD’s performance before, during, and after Hurricane Hermine.    District personnel, the attendee stated,  “were consummately accessible, available with the information residents needed, and speedy in returning the city to its normal water and sewer status.”

 

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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
September 15, 2015

The Levy County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition and the Williston Police Department, will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

 This year's event will be sponsored by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday September 26th, 2015, from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM. Sheriff’s Deputies will be present to accept all medications. There will be 4 collection sites available in Levy County.  These will be:

 1.  The South Entrance to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office complex located at 9150 NE 80 Ave., Bronson, FL 32621;

 2.  First Baptist Church, 511 North Young Boulevard, Chiefland, FL  32626;

3.  Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, Inglis, FL, 34449;

 4.  Ornan Lodge, 250 NE 6th Boulevard, Williston, FL  32696.  This location will be manned by Williston Police, Department.

Participants are encouraged to bring in prescription medications that are no longer used, out of date, or medications from loved ones who have passed away. Medications can be loose or in containers.  Participants will be able to drive in and drop medications off into boxes provided without having to exit their vehicles.

Please join us in participating in this important initiative to keep unwanted or unneeded medications off our streets.

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THIS COMMUNITY REALLY LOVES 
ITS  CKS  CHEERLEADERS
June 30, 2015
 
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Robinson’s Seafood Market hosted a most successful fundraiser to send the Cedar Key School cheerleaders off to camp this summer and to purchase uniforms.  Eve and Carl Robinson’s goal was to sell 500 dinners! 
 
At Eve Robinson’s request, Cedar Key News staff let Robinson “recuperate,” did not telephone for an update today, and will update the goal on Wednesday in the News.
 
Bass or mullet was the choice, freshly caught by Cedar Key watermen.  Cole slaw, hush puppies, and lima beans, complete with iced tea, rounded out the fare.
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A table brimming with cupcakes steeped in icing and decorations, cakes, and cookies were available for a donation.  Cupcakes were decorated with all sorts of cheerleader paraphernalia: shark fins, megaphones, game day signs, and pompoms.  
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The cheerleading squad worked hard baking desserts, serving, and, of course, making people comfortable.  The kitchen was full of hardworking moms, staff, and teachers.  Eve Robinson orchestrated all and managed the cash register.  All were volunteers, of course.
 
Fans exercised the option to take their dinners home or eat in one of two of Robinson’s crowded dining rooms.
 

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Robinson’s, located at 6991 State Road 24 just a few miles from downtown Cedar Key, has much 
parking space, yet cars overflowed down the block and into the nearby field.
 
This Cedar Key community certainly does support its school and its cheerleaders. All were rewarded with very delicious dinners.
 
 
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CLICK HERE FOR: CK WATER & SEWER DISTRICT AGENDA & PACKET

 

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The Cedar Key News welcomes a new contributor Pierce Kelley.  We hope you, the reader, will read and benefit from the knowledge you gather from his, what we hope to be, monthly column. 
 
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
“ASK A LAWYER”
by Pierce Kelley
January 7, 2015
 

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA INVOLVES LOSS OF A LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR A YEAR.                                 

S.W. of Cross City asks, “Last month, my son was stopped for having the windows of his car tinted too dark and the officer who stopped him smelled marijuana when he questioned him about the windows. The officer then searched the car and found a small marijuana cigarette in the ashtray. My son was then charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, which is a misdemeanor. He plead no contest to the charge, was fined $100 and had to pay $350 in court costs, AND he lost his license to drive for a year, which means that I have to drive him around until he gets his license back. Is that right?  Is that the law? Possession of marijuana involves the loss of a driver’s license for a year?”

 

Dear S.W.;

          The short answer is YES, that is the law. Please see Florida Statute 322.055 entitled REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR CONVICTION OF DRUG OFFENSES. It reads in material part as follows:

…upon the conviction of a person 18 years of age or older for possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance the court shall direct the department (DMV) to revoke the driver license…for a period of one year …”

So, even though your son had less than 20 grams of marijuana in his possession, he is in the same category as a person who traffics in any and all types of drugs, with no limits whatsoever on the quantity of drugs involved. I agree with you. It doesn’t seem fair that your son could be treated the same as a drug dealer, but that is the law.


 

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CLICK HERE FOR: CK WATER & SEWER DISTRICT AGENDA & PACKET 

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 PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE

 
IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
The Internal Revenue Service on their web site, 31 October 2013, warned of a sophisticated telephone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
 
For more information please use the IRS  link below.
 
 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE!
 
FLU SHOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
GO TO THE CEDAR KEY LIBRARY BETWEEN 2PM & 5PM
 
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PREVENTION AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY THE LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THOSE WITH MEDICARE
OTHERS - $20.00
 
 
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