Month: July 2015

Qualifying Period for November 3, 2015 City Election

RESOLUTION 2015 – H

A RESOLUTION SETTING THE ELECTION TO FILL CITY COMMISSION SEATS NUMBER 4 & 5 IN THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS; DESIGNATING THE ELECTION FOR THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2015, SETTING THE QUALIFYING PERIOD; SETTING THE QUALIFYING FEES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

WHEREAS, Section 4.05 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that regular elections of Commissioners shall be held on the same date as the regular state and federal general election; and

WHEREAS, Section 4.03 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that candidates for the Office of City Commission shall qualify by filing a written notice of candidacy with the City Clerk at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34), provides that the City Commission shall by separate resolution each year set the qualifying period for candidates running for City Commissioner, which qualifying period shall be at least 60 days before the election and shall be for a period of five business days from Monday through Friday; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34) provides that the resolution adopted each year establishing the qualifying period shall be adopted no later than 30 calendar days prior to the established qualifying period, and further provides that the resolution shall each year establish the qualifying fee for candidates; and

WHEREAS, two City Commission seats (#4 & #5) are open for election in 2015.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HIGH SPRINGS CITY COMMISSION THAT:

SECTION ONE: ELECTION DATE. The City Commission hereby sets the election to fill two City Commission seats #4 & #5 on the 3rd day of November, 2015. The successful candidates shall serve a regular three (3) year term pursuant to the Charter of the City of High Springs.

SECTION TWO: QUALIFICATION. Candidates may qualify to run for election to the said City Commission seats by filing with the City Clerk of the City of High Springs during regular business hours, from Monday, August 17, 2015, through Thursday, August 20, 2015.

SECTION THREE: QUALIFYING FEES. Each candidate for the office of City Commissioner shall pay the required qualifying fee as prescribed in State election regulations.

SECTION FOUR: This Resolution shall become effective upon passage.

PASSED in regular session of the High Springs City Commission on this 9th day of July, 2015.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM – AUGUST 20, 2015

HIGH SPRINGS ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT FORUM

August 20, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 PM
High Springs Community Center
(Old School Building)
120 N. W. 2nd Avenue

You are cordially invited to attend an Economic Development Forum sponsored by
the City of High Springs.

Economic Development has become the number one priority of the City Commission.
This forum is a way to have an open discussion on how to help local businesses grow
and expand.

Attending the forum will be the Gainesville Regional Economic Development Council,
property owners interested in selling large tracks of land and the High Springs City Commission.

Light refreshments will be served. Please mark your calendar for this exciting open
exchange of ideas forum.

If you have any comments or need further information, please feel free to contact City Manager Ed Booth at 352-213-8000 or 386-454-1416.

We look forward to your input.

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY UPDATE

Picture3The High Springs Police Department has recently responded to a number of calls for service regarding the passing of counterfeit currency at local businesses. Businesses who encounter an individual attempting to pass counterfeit currency are asked to call the High Springs Police Department at (352) 955-1818 or the United States Secret Service Field Office.

According to the United State Secret Service, “Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations.  Those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper identification are potential victims. Only with the public’s cooperation can the United States Secret Service reduce and prevent these crimes.”

UPDATE: July 27, 2015 / High Springs Man Arrested for Uttering a Forged/Counterfeit Bill

Although a counterfeiting arrest was made, this is an active investigation and suspect other individuals are connected to these crimes being committed throughout Alachua County. Businesses should stay vigilant in checking the authenticity of the United States Currency being passed.

Please review the U.S. CURRENCY Know Your Money” information published by the United States Secret Service.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WEBSITE TO HELP YOU DETECT COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY AND GUARD AGAINST FORGORY LOSS.

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