December 16 – 31, 2017

City Hall would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season!  City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 25th and January 1st.

Remember you can process tag and title work at City Hall.

The High Springs Fire Department would like to wish you all a very safe and happy Holiday Season!!!!  We are still very busy here at the Fire Department – in the past two weeks we have responded to 68 calls for service, ranging from structural fires, to auto accidents and medical calls, as well as had the privilege to participate in the 2017 – 20th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade . We are happy to be serving the citizens of the High Springs Community. In 2018 we will be continuing our training to be able to offer the best service to our community as well as participating in many community events. Again, we will you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from the Planning, Development and Codes department. We’ve been busy reviewing an infrastructure specification along side our public works supervisors. We’ve also been working on enforcing City of High Springs Codes and doing enforcement sweeps throughout the City. We would also like to remind business owners that only ONE sandwich or snipe sign of six square feet or less may be from the open of business till the close of business daily in a portable fashion but cannot be placed on Right of Ways. Sec 8.01.04

The following you will find the number of work orders completed by sub department within the Public Works, these following are for November 2017

WATER DEPARTMENT: Lead & Copper Test Results Dec. 2017

· Service Work for November 2017

o New Meters Installs (New Service) – 5

o New Irrigation Meter Installs – 1

o New Register Installs (Zero consumption or Non-working) – 23

o There are approximately 130 new register installs left.

o Rereads – 66

o Rereads of “Unread Meters” – 28

o Shutoffs – PENDING

o Work Orders Completed- 68


· Service Work for November 2017

o Grinder Pump Change Outs – 31

o New Grinder Pump Installs – 1

o Grinder Pumps Rebuilt – 23

o Work Orders Completed -34


· Service Work for November 2017

o Work Orders Completed – 29

o Line Locates – 15


o Water Plant Operator, Rodney Hoffman, collected samples for annual Nitrite/Nitrate samples on November 13th, for 2017. Results from samples have been received, with all samples in compliance with DEP standards.

o On December 4th Sample bottles were distributed to the 50 residents on the approved DEP sampling plan for Lead & Copper. Of the 50 the city had 42 samples returned from residents who participated in the program. These samples were collected throughout the week by city employees and taken to the lab on Thursday Dec. 7th. We are currently still waiting to receive these results.

o Bacteriological sampling was taken on December 11th. Results were received from the Health Department with all satisfactory results.

o In the weeks to come the water department will be reading meters starting on Thursday December 14th. Meter reading should be completed by December 21st. Billing will be generated by the end of the month.

o City offices including the Public Works department will be closed on Monday December 25th in observance of Christmas. We will also be closed on Monday January 1st in observance of New Years. Keep in mind that there is a service worker on call 24hours a day for any water, wastewater, or streets emergencies. If you have an after hours emergency please call dispatch at 352-955-1818.

Happy and sad news from the High Springs Police Department.  Reserve Police Officer Marc Trahan passed away unexpectedly on December 10th. We all wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family.  Happy news, Deputy Police Chief Antoine Sheppard is a  graduate of FDLE’s 51st Chief Executive Seminar.  Congratulations Deputy Chief!