Month: November 2017

November 27 – December 15, 2017

With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, the High Springs Fire Department will be almost as busy as Santa. Over the next two weeks, our Fire Fighting teams will be attending Facilities Training with the Alachua County Fire Rescue at the Loften Center. We will still maintain our local units at the Fire Department to answer any emergency calls that come in. The Fire Department is also busy preparing for the 2017 – 20th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9th beginning at 6pm. Be sure to join us as we celebrate this season and welcome Santa to High Springs.

At the Planning, Development and Codes Department the last few weeks have been eventful for us, including our first ever symposium covering the 6th Edition Florida Building Code Changes. We would like to thank all who attended and we are currently looking at future dates and times to schedule additional symposiums. We have issued 5 New Single Family Dwellings in the last week alone along side it an additional 20 various permittable projects. We would like to remind you that we are here to help you with all of your Planning, Development and Codes needs.

There will be only one Commission meeting for the month of December and it will be on the 14th.  We encourage citizens to attend the meetings to be involve in city government.

The Public Works Department has a very busy week ahead.  On Monday the public works employees will be delivering Lead & Copper sampling materials to 50 residents. Lead & Copper Test Results Dec. 2017.These 50 residents are on the approved sampling plan from DEP.  Samples will be collected from these residents Tuesday through Thursday, with samples going to the lab Thursday afternoon. We will also be replacing the Fire Hydrant that was hit in a vehicle accident on South Main St. this week. As well as any and all other work orders throughout the week. The Camp Kulaqua Lift Station project is continuing with the contractors throughout this week. In addition, the Public Works will be helping prepare for the Christmas parade with the fire and police department. The Parade will be held on Saturday December 9th at 6pm.

Letters are being hand delivered to residents in a portion of Southside Terrace informing them of the construction of a gravity sewer system in their area in the near future.Letter to Property Owners-Phase A-1 (1)

The Police Department, along with the Fire Department are currently accepting donations of new unwrapped toys, pajamas, and books to be given to children in need in our community this holiday season.  Wrapping paper and supplies are also needed.  Contact Angela Robertson at 386-454-1415 or [email protected] for more information.

Parks & Recreation – Santa Fe Youth Basketball registration is now released.  Registration forms are available on the city’s website and have also been sent home from the schools.




Commissioner Nancy Lavin

Nancy Lavin is single and has 2 daughters, 1 son and 1 grandson

Nancy Lavin has been a community volunteer her entire life.  She’s also had government experience as a staff member of Palm Beach County and at High Springs Community School.  For many years, she has served as a volunteer for the City of High Springs in a variety of ways; including being a long-time member of the Code Enforcement Board and being a member of the Historic Task Force

Nancy served as a volunteer at High Springs Community School for 18 years, and she worked as the Mentor Coordinator at the HSCS in 2014-2016, facilitating relationships between members of the community and students in the school.  Nancy has mentored children at HSCS and has served as a Take Stock in Children mentor for several years in Alachua County.

Nancy, a licensed massage therapist, owns Back In Balance Natural Health Care, which provides massage therapy and acupuncture to our community.  She has been a Chamber member, as well as a huge advocate for the drive to “Shop Local”.  She believes that we must support the businesses in our community as they create a micro-economy that is vital to High Springs.

Email: [email protected]

Can we get your suggestions for the sidewalks?

The High Springs CRA is redoing the sidewalks on W. US Highway 27 and Main Street and we would love your suggestions! Please click on the Sidewalk Stamp Suggestions link below and let us know what you think the new sidewalk stamp should look like. Below is a picture of other sidewalk stamps in case you may not be familiar with them. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Sidewalk Stamp Suggestions




Candidate Paul Arthur –   75

Candidate Bob Barnas –    95

Candidate Nancy Lavin Linkous –    340


Commissioner Elect Linkous will be sworn into office Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 pm