WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR TOWN

Weekly updates

June 2018

City Commission – June 14 & 28

Parks & Recreation – June 13

CRA – Not scheduled at this time

CRA

The CRA will be participating in the Florida Redevelopment Association’s “Housing as a Redevelopment Tool” course in Lauderdale Lakes on Friday, June 22nd.

The CRA will also be attending the annual Managers Meeting in Lake City on Friday, June 15th.

The CRA and our local Quilt Trail Representative will be going to Trenton on Friday, June 8th to explore the potential of creating a walking tour and to collaborate with the Florida Quilt Trail to incorporate local quilt murals that will be hung within the CRA in Downtown High Springs.

The CRA is working to update and expand the CRA Boundary and Plan and may have additional workshops TBA following the workshop on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Any citizen that is either a property owner or resident of the Douglass Neighborhood that would like to serve on the Douglass Neighborhood CRA Advisory Board is encouraged to contact the CRA at [email protected] or (386) 292-3921.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

May was a busy month for your High Springs Firefighters, responding to 177 calls for service, a majority of which were EMS (Medical) calls. 141 of the 177 calls HSFD responded to were within the corporate limits of High Springs.

Work continued this month on our initiative to become an Advanced Life Support (ALS) fire department. This means Paramedics would be on-board HSFD’s two front-line units, enabling advanced pre-hospital care to begin without relying on an ambulance to be present. High Springs Paramedics would have the ability to administer potentially life-saving drugs prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

Rounding out the month, through a partnership with Alachua County Emergency Management, a WeatherSTEM weather station was installed at the fire station. WeatherSTEM includes real time weather information, forecasts, live camera, educational weather activities and more. WeatherSTEM is available through Facebook, Twitter or by downloading the WeatherSTEM App through Google or Apple.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The High Spring Police Department recognized our own Explorer Post # 599 for their outstanding community service to the City of High Springs on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the High Springs Community Center.

Enforcement Exploring also known as Police Explorers, is a career- oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies. Founded on July 12, 1973, it is one of the exploring programs from Learning for life, a Non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

HSPD Police Explorers should be commended for their hard work and dedication to the Police Explorer program and for making HSPD Police Explorer Post 599 a success.

The Police Explorer program is open to students between the ages of 14 – 21, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. If interested in becoming a member contact Sergeant Adam Joy at 352 681 2260 or [email protected]

PARKS & RECREATION

The Month of June begins the period of open recreation as we replenish our programmed facilities to get them ready for fall season.  
 
The sports complex will be experiencing phase two of its sod renovation and will be open for programmed events, and to walkers using the walking trail only for the month of June.  We are grading the front soccer fields and then we will be growing turf from July 1- October 1.  
Adult softball registration for the summer season has been released!  The registration is available online and the REGISTRATION DEADLINE is  June 5, 2018 6:30PM.  There will be a mandatory captains meeting at the sports complex  on June 5th at 6:30 PM and captains are available to turn in registration at the meeting if they were unable to turn in registration beforehand to city hall.  
We hope to offer some karate classes this summer so stay tuned and refer to the parks and rec facebook or the city website for updates on our summer rec programs.
The lights at the sports complex have been installed!  We have about three weeks left of the irrigation project and hope to have the park 75% operational July 1st and 100% operational October first once the turf is complete.  
If you have any questions or park issues feel free to email Robert Basford at [email protected]

UTILITY BILLING/FINANCE

Tag Office – Don’t forget, you can renew your vehicle registration and process title work here in our office. Our office opens early at 7:30 and closes later, at 6:00, Monday through Thursday.  This allows citizens time prior to and after regular work hours to take care of their motor vehicle needs.

Finance –  We will soon be preparing for next year’s budget.

Utility Billing – Utility bills are due on the 15th of each month.  You may have received a utility application in the mail, we are in the process of updating all customer accounts and ask that you fill it out and return to City Hall at your earliest convenience.  The City of High Springs City Commission will consider proposed rate increases for commercial solid waste during a public meeting scheduled on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at City Hall (23718 W US Hwy 27) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The proposed rates include recommended changed to commercial customers for solid waste.  If approved by the City Commission, rate changes would go into effect July 1, 2018.

City of High Springs Yard Waste Compliance procedures.  All yard waste should be placed at the curb for collection in either recyclable paper bags or containerized in small trash cans (not your trash cart or recycling bins).  Small tree limbs do not need to be containerized and can be placed at the curb loose for collection.  However, small limbs SHOULD NOT exceed 5 feet in length, 5″ in diameter or exceed 50 pounds.  The City along with WCA appreciate your willingness to follow the yard waste collection procedures.

PUBLIC WORKS

Water department – You will see our Water Department workers out and about, as they continue the flushing of fire hydrants.  Meters readings took place May 16th – the 21st, rereads were done on May 24th and shutoffs were conducted May 29th and May 30th.We have sent off the samplings from the Lead & Copper testing that is being conducted and we are awaiting the results of those tests. We would like to say a HUGE Thank You to all those who participated in this testing.

Sewer department – The Camp Kulaqua Sewer project is nearly completed. The septic tank abatement project is done.  We have accepted bids for the Sewer and Grinder Pump project for the Southside area. We expect work to begin in the next 4-8 weeks.

Streets department– Streets department has completed the chipping and hauling off of the storm debris. You will see the crews out and about patching pot holes around the city. Keep in mind, the weather and emergency calls may cause some delay in this process.

As this is the time of year most people are out trimming trees, and cleaning their yards up, we would like to remind  All yard waste should be placed at the curb for collection in either recyclable paper bags or containerized in small trash cans (not your trash cart or recycling bins).  Small tree limbs do not need to be containerized and can be placed at the curb loose for collection.  However, small limbs SHOULD NOT exceed 5 feet in length, 5″ in diameter or exceed 50 pounds.  The City along with WCA appreciate your willingness to follow the yard waste collection procedures”.The Public Works department continues to ask for your assistance, so that we can better serve you. ANYTIME that you have a missed garbage pickup, please contact us at 386-454-2134. We are working hard to ensure that the citizens of High Springs receive the quality of service they pay for. Thank you in advance for your help regarding this.

May 2018

City Commission – May 10 & 24, 2018 Special Commission Meeting May 31st @ 6:00

Special Workshop on May 31st @6:30 to discuss Douglas Area and

Parks & Recreation – May 9th at 5:30 held at Sports Complex

CRA – May 24th at 5:30

Members of the New Century Woman’s Club planted a tree between the caboose and the shuffle board court behind City Hall in celebration of Arbor Day.  Thank you ladies!

 

 

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE TO PDC EMPLOYEE MISTY EVERETTE FOR CERTIFIED BUILDING PERMIT TECHNICIA. PRESENTED BY BUILDING OFFICIAL BILL WHITELOCK.

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO RETIRED ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SERGEANT DONALD PATTERSON, JR.  PRESENTED BY COMMISSIONER NANCY LAVIN.

CRA

The CRA Director has been invited to present at the High Springs Women’s Club on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 11 am. During this time, Kristina will lead an interactive presentation and collaborative exercise.

First Friday will be held on Friday, May 4th from 5-8 pm, and the CRA will have a table at the intersection of Main and US HWY 27 to hand out carnations donated by Thompson’s Florist to Moms and Grads in celebration of area graduations and Mother’s Day during the month of May.

The CRA and the Downtown High Springs Group and community partners are collaborating to produce a special event First Friday in the near future and develop a collaborative and comprehensive marketing strategy that will include partnering with regional resources.

The City is currently applying for grants to update the City’s regulatory documents, including the Comprehensive Plan.  The CRA Board will meet in May to discuss grant incentive cycles, processes, and procedures and will also discuss the process to amend the CRA Plan.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The High Springs Police Department along with Law Enforcement Agencies across the nation will be participating in the 2018 National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization beginning on May 21st to June 3rd 2018.

In 2016, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,668 lives of occupants ages 5 and older. The Click It or Ticket Campaign focuses on safety education, strong laws, and Law Enforcement Officers saving lives. In October 2017, FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) announced that Florida’s state wide seat belt usage rate has reached an all time high of 90.2% for drivers and passengers wearing their seat belts.

The High Springs Police Department will be making a great effort to stop drivers and their passengers, who are not wearing seat belts or not wearing the seat belt correctly. The shoulder and lap belt have to be across the shoulder and lap for the seat belt to be effective. The High Springs Police Department is encouraging everyone to start spreading the word and make sure you and your passengers are wearing your seat belts at all times. If you have any questions or concerns on how to properly wear your seat belt or need assistance with proper use of child seats, contact the High Springs Police Department and an Officer will gladly assist you. Please drive safe and Buckle Up!!

We had a successful Plan Board Workshop this past month. We are also finalizing the Developers Agreement that has been under construction. Please feel free to call our office with any Permitting and Code Questions. As a reminder the Building inspector does not do inspections on Fridays. Inspections must be called in the day before, so we can schedule them.

PARKS & RECREATION

Renovations to the Civic Center are now complete.  Contact City Hall if you would like to hold an event in the Civic Center.

 

Soccer Seasonis coming to an end with the final tournament being held in Williston on 5/19/18.
Volleyball season will also be ending this month with the final tournament being held 5/24/18. Registration for the fall soccer and volleyball seasons will be released before the end of the school year.

Adult softball registration for the summer season has been released! The registration is available online and the REGISTRATION DEADLINE is June 5, 2018 6:30PM. There will be a mandatory captains meeting at the sports complex on June 5th at 6:30 PM and captains are available to turn in registration at the meeting if they were unable to turn in registration beforehand to city hall.

Over the Summer we plan to repair the irrigation system at the sports complex and begin Phase two of the complex renovation. During phase two we will be installing lights on the football field and preparing the front large field for sports turf. Please bare with us while we commence the construction.

We also plan to construct a new bathroom facility at the Civic Center Park this summer.

If you have any questions or park issues feel free to email Robert Basford at [email protected]

UTILITY BILLING/FINANCE

Tag Office – Don’t forget, you can renew your vehicle registration and process title work here in our office. Our office opens early at 7:30 and closes later, at 6:00, Monday through Thursday.  This allows citizens time prior to and after regular work hours to take care of their motor vehicle needs.

Finance –  We will soon be preparing for next year’s budget.  The Proposed FY 2018/2019 Budget will be presented at the July 26th meeting.

Utility Billing – Utility bills are due on the 15th of each month.  You may have received a utility application in the mail, we are in the process of updating all customer accounts and ask that you fill it out and return to City Hall at your earliest convenience.

RECYCLING:

There is a recycling program in High Springs.  Residents are encouraged to participate in the program.  Bins are furnished.

  • Recyclable goods to be placed in blue bins.
  • Plastic containers:  Example: plastic milk bottles, bleach bottles or soft drink bottles (no caustics in bottles).
  • Glass bottles and jars: Example: drink, juices and food bottles or jars.
  • Newsprint only (NO MAGAZINES OR PHONE BOOKS).
  • Aluminum Cans, Metal Cans: Example:  canned fruit, vegetable or juice cans.  Labels do not have to be removed but please rinse cans and remove lids.
  • No aerosol cans allowed!!!

YARD TRASH INFORMATION:

Yard trash shall include leaves, pine straw, sticks, brush and grass clippings.  Please note: Limbs must be bundled and bundled and be no more than 5-foot in length.  ALL LOOSE YARD TRASH MUST BE PLACED IN ANY TRASH CONTAINER BUT NO PLASTIC BAGS.  Each resident can contribute to a better environment by saving goods for recycling.  Please do not put garbage or food items in your blue bin, household garbage should be placed in your garbage cans.

PUBLIC WORKS

Water department – The water department will continue flushing hydrants throughout the city. Meters readings took place April 16th – 25th , rereads were done on April 25th and April 30th, and shutoffs were conducted April 30th and May 1st. Letters will be going out soon to those who were selected to participate in the Copper and Lead water testing, these will contain the proper procedures for the testing.

Sewer department – The Camp Kulaqua Sewer project is approximately 92% completed.  The Grant for the grinder pump installation and septic abatement is now complete as well. All 12 of the pumps have been installed and startups have been completed, with all 12 homes being on-line.

Streets department– is working to cut, chip, and haul storm debris from Hurricane Irma, this job is about 75% completed.

The annual Tire Round up that took place in April was a huge success. We appreciate your participation and efforts to help us keep High Springs a beautiful place to live and visit.

The Public Works department would like to ask for your assistance, so that we can better serve you. ANYTIME that you have a missed garbage pickup, please contact us at 386-454-2134. We are working hard to ensure that the citizens of High Springs receive the quality of service they pay for. Thank you in advance for your help regarding this.

April 2018

MEETINGS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

City Commission – April 12th & 26th.  There will also be a joint City/County meeting held on April 12th at 6:30.

Parks & Recreation – April 11th, meeting to be held at Memorial Park.

CRA – April 19th

FARM SHARE – THE BIG RED FOOD TRUCK will be at the Civic Center distributing food on Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 – Noon.

CRA

CRA/Community Development Director Kristina Wright began work with the City on April 2nd.  She will be visiting citizens and businesses throughout the CRA district to introduce herself.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

March had the High Springs Fire Department busy with over 168 calls of which 128 were within the City limits. These called ranged from fire calls, to medical calls and many others in between. We remind you to always be aware of the fire burning conditions in your area and to check with the Waccassaa Forestry Center @ (352) 395-4951 to request a burn permit or permission within the County of Alachua.  The month of April, will find the Hish Springs Fire Department busy with their daily duties as well as the testing of fire hydrants around the City of High Springs.
Did you know?

For the last several years, HSFD has generally seen a 10% annual increase in calls for service. As High Springs and Alachua County continue to grow, attracting more residents and visitors, this trend is likely to continue.

For 2018, we’re already well on our way to seeing our busiest year yet. Below is a monthly break down for 1st quarter 2017 vs 2018 by month.

January 17 vs January 18: 127 to 157 (UP 23.6%)
February 17 vs February 18: 107 to 136 (UP 27.1%)
March 17 vs March 18: 118 to 168 (UP 42.3%)

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Well another month has come and so has another scam!! HSPD has recently been contacted about someone calling residents advising them that they have a warrant, in an attempt to scam them. The callers are stating that they are with the High Springs Police Department. We want to let everyone know that our department does not do this. All local warrants go through the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. If you receive a similar call, do not give them any information and hang up the phone. Feel free to contact us at 352-955-1818 if you need any further assistance. We want to do everything we can to keep our citizens from becoming a victim of any scam.

PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND CODES

Planning, Development and Codes- We are currently doing sweeps for code enforcement violations. Please call PDC at 386-454-7322 with any complaints or concerns that you may have.

PARKS & RECREATION

Soccer Season is now in full swing with games starting 4/7/18.  The City of High Springs will host the Alachua County Recreation Programs for soccer games on April 14th and April 18th at the Civic Center park.. 

Volleyball season is set to begin April 1st with games starting April 10th.  We are proud to announce that this season high springs reached a record number of Soccer teams (12) as well as a record number of volleyball teams (8) totaling over 250 participants!  

Our Sports Complex Fields are Finally ready! We are Happy to announce that we will be hosting the Florida Flag Football League on April 7th and 8th at the Sports Complex.  25-35 of the states top adult flag football programs will be competing in the regional tournament to hopefully qualify for the state Championship tournament at the end of summer.  

If interested in a potential adult softball league contact Robert Basford.  

If you have any questions or park issues feel free to email Robert Basford at [email protected]

UTILITY BILLING/FINANCE

Tag Office – Remember you can renew your motor vehicle registrations and transfer titles at our office. In the month of March, our office processed 1,850 title and tag transactions.  NOTE: Driver’s License can not be processed at our office.

Finance – The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Audit was presented at the last Commission meeting and the City received a favorable audit.

Utility Billing – Utility bills are due on the 15th of each month.

RECYCLING:

There is a recycling program in High Springs.  Residents are encouraged to participate in the program.  Bins are furnished.

  • Recyclable goods to be placed in blue bins.
  • Plastic containers:  Example: plastic milk bottles, bleach bottles or soft drink bottles (no caustics in bottles).
  • Glass bottles and jars: Example: drink, juices and food bottles or jars.
  • Newsprint only (NO MAGAZINES OR PHONE BOOKS).
  • Aluminum Cans, Metal Cans: Example:  canned fruit, vegetable or juice cans.  Labels do not have to be removed but please rinse cans and remove lids.
  • No aerosol cans allowed!!!

YARD TRASH INFORMATION:

Yard trash shall include leaves, pine straw, sticks, brush and grass clippings.  Please note: Limbs must be bundled and bundled and be no more than 5-foot in length.  ALL LOOSE YARD TRASH MUST BE PLACED IN ANY TRASH CONTAINER BUT NO PLASTIC BAGS.  Each resident can contribute to a better environment by saving goods for recycling.  Please do not put garbage or food items in your blue bin, household garbage should be placed in your garbage cans.

PUBLIC WORKS

Water department – The water department has continued to flush hydrants throughout town during the month of March.  Meters readings took place March  15th – 27th, rereads were done on March 28th and March 29th, and shutoffs are currently underway
 Sewer department – The Camp Kulaqua Sewer project is approximately 92% completed. The length of pipe running from Camp Kulaqua to where the pipe will be run under County Road 236 near the school has been set. They have drilled under CR 236. The Grant for the grinder pump installation and septic abatement is nearly complete as well. 11 of the 12 pumps have been installed and startups have been completed. The septic tanks have been  crushed and the cleanup process is progressing. This should only take a few more weeks. 
 Streets department– is continuing to cut, chip, and haul storm debris from Hurricane Irma twice weekly, as they still have to maintain their work orders, this job is about 65% completed. 
The Public Works department would like to ask for your assistance, so that we can better serve you. ANYTIME that you have a missed garbage pickup, please contact us at 386-454-2134. 

The city of High Springs will hold its annual Tire Roundup at the Public Works Yard, located at NW 184th Place, under the water tower.  This will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 8:00am-4:30pm and on Thursday, April 12, from 8:00am-4:00pm. The following restrictions apply – No Commercial Businesses, Tires only, no rims and no tractor tires.

March 2018

MEETINGS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

City Commission – March 8th & 22nd

Parks & Recreation – March 14th

Plan Board – March 27th

CRA

Interviews with the top five applicants for the CRA/Community Development Director were conducted in February.  Kristina Wright of Fernandina Beach was hired for the position.  Ms. Wright will begin work with the City on April 9th.

QUARTERLY EMPLOYEE ANNIVERSARIES

January

Chief Joel DeCoursey (2 yrs)

Jon Fricke (1 yr)

Joshua Latimer (1 yr)

Andrew Williams (1 yr)

Christopher Tatum (1 yr)

Lanny Ross (1 yr)

Fredrick Findley (1 yr)

February

Randy Monk (11 yrs)

Angela Stone (9 yrs)

Ethan Presnell (6 yrs)

Kien Cade (5 yrs)

Robert Basford (4 yrs)

Morgan Benton (1 yr)

March

Dustyn Shenk (9 yrs)

Hank Rossell (5 yrs)

Courtney Odum (4 yrs)

April Roberts (1 yr)

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Looking ahead to March and beyond, we are entering our dry season. Large amounts of remaining debris from Hurricane Irma and a dozen + freezes this winter, Florida Forest Service is predicting a very active brush fire season.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

HSPD has been busy planning a fundraiser for our Relay For Life team. Relay For Life is a community wide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. We have partnered with Conestogas Restaurant and will be selling tickets for a lunch on March 29th. The lunch will include a grilled chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, garlic bread, and a dessert. The cost is 10.00 a plate and you will be able to pick up your to go box from the fire department on that day between Noon-2pm. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for the event, please contact Angela Robertson at 454-7319.

PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND CODES

As summer nears residents often take advantage of the warm weather to start renovation projects in our area, many times they are contacted by a handyman for these projects. We urge you to protect you home investment by seeking out a Florida licensed contractor

Here’s some advice from Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board

  • Don’t be victimized by someone making a door-to-door presentation offering to do repair jobs or home improvements “on-the-spot” and requiring a cash deposit.
  • Ask to see their Florida state registered or Florida state certified contractor’s license. Visit www.myfloridalicense.com or call the number below to verify that the license is valid.
  • Get at least three bids, and ask for references of work the contractor has completed in your area. Make personal contacts and ask about the quality of work.
  • Require a written contract with the contractor’s license number on it. Don’t sign if there are any blank areas and until you fully understand the terms.
  • Don’t pay cash, don’t let payments get ahead of the work completed, and don’t pay the full cost of the job up-front. Make sure that building material costs are paid; ask for receipts.
  • Check workers’ compensation coverage by requesting to see a certificate of insurance. If injuries occur on your property, you may be liable.

You can verify if a Florida contractor has a state license by visiting www.myfloridalicense.com or by calling the board office at (850) 487-1395.

PARKS & RECREATION

Registration takes place during the month of March for all sports.

The First Deadline to register for soccer is 3/8/18 before 6:00 PM.  After the First deadline the price increases 15$.  Final Deadline is 3/15/18 at 5:30PM!!!  Soccer practice starts the week of 3/19.
The deadline to register for volleyball is 3/22/18 before 5:30PM.  We are excited to announce we now have a 17U division!  The season will begin the first week of April.

We are happy to report that hosting our third annual 5k on Feb 10th 2018 was a huge success with 60 runners!  In the month of January and February you may have seen some minor changes to the playgrounds as we have been performing minimal maintenance to equipment and removing equipment that was damaged, outdated and unsafe.  We have also top-dressed our sports complex in February so the field will be closed for the following few months to rest but the walking path will still be available!  If you have any questions or park issues feel free to email Robert Basford at [email protected]

UTILITY BILLING/FINANCE 

Utility Payments can be made on-line: www.highsprings.us. We accept cash, money orders, personal and electronic checks, debit & credit cards. There is a minimum $2.50 or 3% convenience for debit & credit card payments. 

UTILITY DUE DATES, PENALTIES AND LATE FEES:

  • All water accounts are due on the 15th of each month.  If not paid in full on or before the fifteenth (15th) by 6:00 p.m., a late charge of five ($5.00) dollars for water and five ($5.00) dollars far garbage will be assessed.  If the fifteenth (15th) falls on a weekend or holiday, the customer will have the ability for pay up to 6:00 pm on the business day following the weekend or holiday and not receive a late charge.
  • All water accounts that are not paid on or before the twenty-second (22nd) day of the month by 6:00 pm shall be subject to disconnected and will be assessed a service charge of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.  Interest shall be charged on all delinquent accounts at the rate of (1%) percent per month from the date of disconnect until the account is fully paid.  If the twenty-second (22nd) day falls on a weekend or holiday, the customer will have the ability to pay up to 6:00 pm on the business day following the weekend or holiday and not be charged the service charge.

The City’s Audit will be presented at the March 22nd Commission Meeting.

PUBLIC WORKS

WATER – The results from the Lead & Copper testing conducted in December were mailed to the 50 participants in the plan. All testing came back with satisfactory results and below MCLs. The water department also flushed hydrants throughout town during the third week of February. Meters readings took place February 15th – 22nd, rereads were done on February 26th, and shutoffs on the 27th & 28th.

SEWER – The Camp Kulaqua Sewer project is approximately 65% completed. The length of pipe running from Camp Kulaqua to where the pipe will be run under County Road 236 near the school has been set. They will then drill under CR 236,  between the first and second weeks of March. The Grant for the grinder pump installation and septic abatement is about 65% complete as well. 11 of the 12 pumps have been installed and startups have been completed. The next steps are to have the septic tanks crushed and the cleanup process. This should only take a few more weeks.

STREETS – continuing to cut, chip, and haul storm debris from Hurricane Irma twice weekly, as they still have to maintain their work orders, this job is about 60% completed. The NW and SW Sections of town have been completed,  and the SE section is underway and they will continue to the NE once that section is completed.