CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
BOARD/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
The City of High Springs is currently accepting applications for appointment to the following Boards and Committees:
Code Enforcement Board – 1 Position
Members review cases and determine compliance with city codes; hear testimony; declare fines and/or corrective measures allowed by law.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Bd. – 1 Alternate Position
Members needed for a recreation advisory committee to inventor and survey current and future recreation needs.
Applications may be obtained Monday through Thursday, 7:30 – 6:00, from City Hall, 23718 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Florida 32643. To be appointed, applicants must be a resident of the City of High Springs.
The registration for our 2016-2017 youth basketball season has been released! Click HERE for a copy of the registration. The deadline to register is 12/1/16!!
Please remember that during power outages your sewer grinder pump will not operate. Therefore, it is very important to be conservative during these outages. If you have any questions concerning your grinder pump, please call the Public Works Office at 386-454-2134.
Coaches, Parents, Players,
ALL Recreation activities, games, practices etc have been canceled through Sunday 10/9/16. EVERY SPORT. Starting Now
GARBAGE SERVICE FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW. DO NOT PUT YOUR GARBAGE CANS OUT FOR FRIDAY PICKUP. GARBAGE PICKUP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
When a storm is fast approaching, we want to make sure you are safe. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a storm.
WHAT SUPPLIES SHOULD I HAVE TO STAY SAFE?
• Flashlights and a battery powered TV and radio handy in case the power goes out
• Extra batteries: AA, AAA, C and D batteries are recommended
• At least 3-day supply of water (one gallon per day per person)
• At least 3-day supply of food (If you have a baby, at least 1 weeks’ worth of baby food)
• First-aid kit
• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
• Sanitation and personal hygiene items
• Cell phone (fully charged) with an extra battery or external charger that doesn’t require electricity
• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
• Extra set of car keys and house keys
• Insect repellent
• Rain gear
• Camera for photos of possible damage
• Pet supplies, including a collar, leash, ID, food, carrier and bowl
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A STORM?
• Fill your car’s gas tank
• Take out extra cash and store it in a safe place
• Purchase flashlights. Do NOT use candles as it can cause a fire
• Bring in anything that can be picked up by high winds. Some items include bicycles, lawn furniture, small plants
• Close all windows, doors and hurricane shutters.
• If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
• Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
• Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
• Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan can minimize confusion and fear during a storm.
• Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
• If you have a boat, secure it.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A STORM:
• Let your friends & family know you’re safe. You can do so on Facebook’s Safety Check or on the American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site. If you don’t have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family.
• Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
• If an evacuation order was issued, only return home when officials say it is safe to do so.
• Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
• Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
• Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the storm has ended.
• Stay out of any building that has water around it.
• Use flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles.
• Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
• Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
• Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
• Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes.