DUNNELLON — Protect our Neighborhood, a citizen initiative aimed at strengthening the City of Dunnellon, final 7 days documented the benefits of a survey that asked residents to identify the most important problems experiencing the neighborhood. Major on the listing: paving and repaving roads.
The survey effects were being mentioned final 7 days with city officials. Of the 827 randomly picked registered voters who been given the survey, 20 % responded. Organizers reported this sort of survey hasn’t been performed in decades in Dunnellon.
Immediately after paving and fixing roadways, the following greatest challenges had been improve enforcement and protection of rivers, improve physical appearance of small business district, developing a new law enforcement station and increasing spending on leisure areas.
City council members Jan Cubbage, Louise Kenny, Anita Williams and Vice Mayor Valerie Porter-Hanchar and Mayor Monthly bill White, thanked the presenter, Juliane Mendonca, and her group for doing a very good occupation.
“We appear forward to continuing to engage citizens to be certain that the city council hears the voices and executes selections in accordance with the will of the individuals of Dunnellon,” in accordance to a packet supplied to the Star-Banner from the team.
What to do about the law enforcement station?
In other city news: For the 2nd time in a week, metropolis officials heard from Robert Brady, an engineer. He discussed the price on changing a creating owned by the metropolis into a law enforcement station, and the prospect of correcting the latest police creating.
Brady said the Soul’s Harbor Church, acquired by metropolis officials for far more than $300,000 very last 12 months, would price tag about $350,000 to renovate and change into a police section.
Brady has been concerned in many regional development assignments, such as the Florida Highway Patrol building on Southeast 25th Avenue just south of Fort King Road in Ocala. He stated the work to get Dunnellon’s recent police headquarters in shape would be intensive.
For instance, he stated the loos are outdated and not up to code. The walls have cracks, and the making can not be expanded.
Part of the framework was constructed in 1925, Brady reported. Given that then, the 3,200-sq.-foot building has experienced 4 additions.
No choice was created by the elected officials on the subsequent step.
Fork out bump for Police Chief McQuaig Cleveland Tinker
Police Chief Mike McQuaig‘s wage was bumped from the mid-$60,000 to $70,000 for every calendar year.
The chief’s efficiency analysis was offered to the town council. White thanked the chief for supporting him and the town previous yr at a time when many employees customers ended up out because of to resignations, health problems or an accident. McQuaig helped deal with city manager tasks for the duration of a changeover interval.
McQuaig informed the metropolis council that it pains his soul, but he felt he experienced to mention that a person wrote in his evaluation that his agency should create a lot more site visitors tickets. The main said that remark could trigger defense legal professionals to problem any tickets composed by any of his officers. McQuaig reported he will not have a quota procedure, and it can be against the regulation to do so.
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