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"The City of Dunnellon is a Fair Housing Advocate.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at:1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally, Dawn Bowne, Interim City Manager at (352) 465-8500." 

"The City of Dunnellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Dawn Bowne, Interim City Manager at (352) 465-8500."

"The City of Dunnellon is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate.  If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Dawn Bowne, Interim City Manager at (352) 465-8500."

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY
The City of Dunnellon will accept sealed bids for the following items:

BID2017-01, 2007 Crown Victoria VIN#2FAFP71W37X140269 Fair Condition, Needs Transmission 110K miles, Minimum bid $1,500  

BID2017-02, 2007 Crown Victoria VIN#2FAFP71W67X140265 Good Condition, 122K miles, Minimum bid $2,500

BID2017-03, 2000 Ford Expedition VIN #1FMRU1563YLA42344 Fair Condition, 206K miles, Minimum bid $1,000  

BID2017-04, 1991 Massey Ferguson tractor 4-wheel drive Model #1030 L, VIN#43105 Good Condition, Minimum bid $1,500

BID2017-05, Cummins Diesel generator Model #6AT3 4-G1, SER#53122638 Runs but needs circuit board repairs, Rated Power: Single phase 28 KW, Three phase 40 KW, Minimum bid $1,500

The items may be inspected on Friday, May 12, 2017 between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm at the Public Services Dept. 11924 Bostick St. Dunnellon FL.  Bid Forms may be obtained from: City of Dunnellon, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; 352-465-8500 or visit www.dunnellon.org. Bids must be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with the Bid Number and submitted to the attention of the City Clerk at the address above, no later than Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Bids received timely will be opened and read aloud as soon thereafter as practical. However, no award of bid will be made at that time. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal and to accept or reject any and all bids in whole or in part without cause and to accept the bid that in the judgment of the City Council will be in the best interest of the City of Dunnellon.  Bids submitted via email will not be accepted.

#BID2017-01 White Crown Victoria_Bid Sheet & Photo
#BID2017-02 Black Crown Victoria_Bid Sheet & Photo
#BID2017-03 Ford Expedition_Bid Sheet & Photo
#BID2017-04 Tractor_Bid Sheet & Photo
#BID2017-05 Generator_Bid Sheet & Photo


Posted to the City's website:  04/26/2017
Published in the Riverland News:  05/04/2017

District Declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-County Region
The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for all 16 counties throughout the District’s boundaries. Included in the order are Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties.

The primary purpose for a Phase I water shortage is to alert the public that watering restrictions could be forthcoming. The order also requires local utilities to review and implement procedures for enforcing year-round water conservation measures and water shortage restrictions, including reporting enforcement activity to the District.

Phase I water shortage order does not change allowable watering schedules, however it does prohibit “wasteful and unnecessary” water use. 

The District considers both natural water resource conditions and the viability of public supply when deciding to declare a water shortage order – that means, restricting the amount of water the public can use. For the past 20 years, the District has worked diligently with our partners to develop alternative water supplies. Even though we are experiencing drought conditions, there is adequate water supply available to the public.

Florida’s dry season runs October through May and April is historically one of the driest months of the year. The District encourages water conservation year-round, and offers many tips to reduce water use and additional information on our website WaterMatters.org/conservation.


City of Dunnellon Community Meeting - First Bethel Church
One or more council members may be in attendance at the community meeting to be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the  First Bethel Church located at 11840 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, Florida.


Posted on the City's website: 4/24/2017

Public Notice for Juliette Falls Water Customers Only
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Juliette Falls

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 2016 we did not monitor for Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.

Annual testing was required after initial monitoring for 4 consecutive quarters.  The 2015 results did not exceed the respective maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) of these contaminants.

What should I do?

There is nothing you need to do at this time.

What happened?  What is being done?

We have since taken the required samples on 04/12/2017.

For more information, please contact Richard Grabbe at 352-465-8590 or by mail to 11924 Bostick St., Dunnellon, FL 34432.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by City of Dunnellon - Juliette Falls

State Water System ID#:  6424804
Date distributed:  04/28/2017.

Public Notice

Posted on the City's website:  4/21/2017
Posted on the City's bulletin board:  4/21/2017

Arbor Day - Dunnellon Elementary School
One or more council members may be in attendance at the following:

Council members have been invited to attend the tree planting program at Dunnellon Elementary School, April 28, 2017.  The tree this year is an Eastern Red Cedar.


NOTICE OF QUASI - JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2017-01 FOR REZONING APPLICATION #REZ2017-01 11824 N. WILLIAMS STREET
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2017-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY (R-3A) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS (B-3) FOR PARCEL 3380-1283-00 CONSISTING OF LOTS 1284, 1285 & 1283 LESS SWLY 32 FT OF LOT 1283 & 1286, LESS THE SWLY 32 FT OF LT 1286 & E 20 FT OF LOT 1287 LESS S 32 FT OF LOT 1287 COMPRISING .65 ACRES, ADDRESSED AS 11824 N. WILLIAMS STREET; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A quasi-judicial public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on May 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive or as soon thereafter as can be heard regarding adoption of  Ordinance #ORD2017-01, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning District Maps, Rezoning .65 acres known as 11824 N. Williams street, for that parcel number 3380-1283-00 from Residential Medium Density (R-3A) to Central Business (B-3), pursuant to the Land Development Regulations, Section 7.1, Table of Permitted Uses. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The area to be rezoned is generally described as:
SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18
PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174
DUNNELLON
LOTS 1284.1285 & 1283 LESS THE SWLY 32 FT OF LOT 1283 & LOT 1286 LESS THE SWLY 32 FT OF LT 1286 & E 20 FT OF LOT 1287 LESS S 32 FT OF LOT 1287.

The proposed ordinance and application, filed under application number PZ1617-031, submitted by Riverland Realty, Inc., together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information, please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  
                         
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Posted on City's website: 4/12/2017
Published in the Riverland News 4/27/2017

Luncheon with the Mayor - McDonalds Grand Re-Opening Week
One or more council members may be in attendance at the McDonald's Grand Re-Opening Event to be held Friday, April 28, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Posted on the City's website: 4/5/2017

Meeting Agendas with Backup for the Week of April 03, 2017 and April 10, 2017

Public Notice - City of Dunnellon Florida, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Report Available
In accordance with S. 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of Dunnellon CRA has developed the annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year, including a complete financial statement setting forth assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of fiscal year 2016.  This report has been filed with the City Clerk and is available for inspection during business hours in the Office of the City Clerk or Community Development Department, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, phone number 352-465-8500.

Posted to the City's website: 3/31/2017
Published in the Riverland News: 4/6/2017

Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing Site Plan Review #SPL2017-01 Parcels#33639-002-00/33639-004-00
The Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a site plan review for the property located at 11352 & 11252 N. Williams Street, being Parcel Numbers 33639-002-00 and 33639-004-00. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ1617-039/SPL2017-01, submitted by Troy Burrell, Burrell Engineering, Inc. for Revenue Properties Dunnellon, LLC, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record; however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website: 3/23/2017
Published in the Riverland News: 3/30/2017

Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2017-03 Fire Prevention and Protection
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2017-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, VACATING AND DELETING CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE I, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING FOR NEW PROVISIONS IN SAID CHAPTER AND ARTICLE AMENDING FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR  CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on April 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted to the City’s website: 3/16/2017
Published in the Riverland News: 3/30/2017

Notice of Public Hearing - City of Dunnellon City Council to Consider Tree Removal Requests
The City Council will hold public hearings for recommendation to the City Council regarding the following tree removal permit applications: PZ1617-032 Rainbow 484 LLC aka Swampy’s Bar & Grill to remove one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 19773 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3381-030-000 and PZ1617-034 Dunnellon Square Mobile Home Village to remove one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 20451 Powell Rd., Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 33632-000-00. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, the public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearings without any further written notice.

The applications, together with any back-up materials, may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website:  3/15/2017
Published in the Riverland News:  3/23/2017

Notice of Public Workshop - Joint Meeting w/ Planning Commission and City Council - Land Development Regulations
The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a joint public workshop with City Council on Thursday, March 9, 2017, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. This public workshop is to inform the public regarding the grant process and to obtain public input on the draft Land Development Regulations to be prepared based on the grant. The City of Dunnellon will evaluate its land development code to identify the scope of regulatory changes required to implement the comprehensive plan amendments adopted pursuant to the City’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report (“EAR-Based Plan Amendments”).  The code changes are due within one year of the City’s submission of the EAR-Based Plan Amendments or by July 2017 pursuant to s. 163.3202, Florida Statutes. In addition, the City of Dunnellon will identify code changes necessary in order to resolve conflicting language, ambiguities and other implementation problems related to the existing code.   The City of Dunnellon will draft code amendments and hold a final public workshop to obtain public input on the draft code amendments. Interested parties are encouraged to attend and take part in this important grant process. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Additional Info
Posted on the City's website 2/28/2017
To be published in the Riverland News 3/9/2017

Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing Rezoning Application #REZ2017-01 Ordinance #ORD2017-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY (R-3A) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS (B-3) FOR THAT PORTION OF PARCEL 3380-1283-00 CONSISTING OF LOTS 1286 & 1287, COMPRISING .325 ACRES, LOCATED AT THE WEST END OF PARCEL ADDRESSED AS 11824 N. WILLIAMS STREET; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2017-01, rezoning a portion of Parcel Number 3380-1283-00, comprising 0.325 acres, from R-3A Residential Medium Density to B-3 Central Business. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and may be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The proposed ordinance and application, filed under application number PZ1617-031, submitted by Riverland Realty, Inc., together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record; however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published in the Riverland News 3/2/2017
Posted on the City's Website 2/23/2017


Notice of Special Magistrate Hearing - 12094 Palmetto Way
February 15, 2017

Leonard A. Michie
116 Barrondale Drive
Leesburg, GA 31763
CASE NUMBER: CE2016-12-01
ITEM NUMBER: #DCV1617-01
PREMISES IN VIOLATION: 12094 Palmetto Way

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on February 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., the Special Magistrate will hold a Public Hearing in City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida concerning the uncorrected City Code violation(s) on your property listed above.  You are hereby ordered to appear before the Special Magistrate on that date and at that time to explain why the violations have not been corrected and/or defend that the violations do not exist. Failure to appear before your case is called may result in the Special Magistrate proceeding against you in your absence. You have the right to retain an attorney to represent you.  You may present witnesses and evidence.   Should the Special Magistrate find that you have not corrected the violations, he/she an levy fines of up to $500.00 a day against you and your property for every day that any violation continues.  Even if the violation is corrected prior to the board hearing, the case may still be presented to the Special Magistrate. 

A CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ORDER IMPOSING FINE MAY BE RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS AND THEREAFTER SHALL CONSTITUTE A LIEN AGAINST THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE VIOLATOR.

Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act may contact the City of Dunnellon at 352-465-8500 at least 3 business days in advance of this meeting.

Lonnie Smith
Code Enforcement
352-465-8500 x1011

A copy of this notice was posted on the City Hall Notice Board and at the described property on 2/15/2017.

Posted to the City's Website 2/22/2017

Notice of Public Workshop
The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a joint public workshop with City Council on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. This public workshop is to inform the public regarding the grant process and to obtain public input on the draft Land Development Regulations to be prepared based on the grant. The City of Dunnellon will evaluate its land development code to identify the scope of regulatory changes required to implement the comprehensive plan amendments adopted pursuant to the City’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report (“EAR-Based Plan Amendments”).  The code changes are due within one year of the City’s submission of the EAR-Based Plan Amendments or by July 2017 pursuant to s. 163.3202, Florida Statutes. In addition, the City of Dunnellon will identify code changes necessary in order to resolve conflicting language, ambiguities and other implementation problems related to the existing code.   The City of Dunnellon will draft code amendments and hold a final public workshop to obtain public input on the draft code amendments. Interested parties are encouraged to attend and take part in this important grant process. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.


Notice of City Council Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing Rezoning Application #REZ2016-02
REZONING APPLICATION #REZ2016-02
12008 DELEWARE STREET
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-13

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-13, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; AMENDING APPENDIX ‘A’ ZONING OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 6.3, ENTITLED ZONING MAPS, REZONING 0.49+/- ACRES LEGALLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3380-0474-00 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174, DUNNELLON, LOTS 473, 474, 475, FROM (P) PUBLIC TO (RBO) RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The City of Dunnellon City Council will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2016-13, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning Maps, Rezoning 0.49+/- acres legally described on the Marion county tax rolls as parcel number 3380-0474-00 and more particularly described as SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, plat book a, page 174, Dunnellon, lots 473, 474, 475, from (P) Public to (RBO) Residential Business Office. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.
The area to be rezoned is generally described as:
SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, Plat Book A, Page 174, Dunnellon, Lots 473, 474, 475, Marion County Florida

The application, filed under application number PZ1617-021, submitted by the City of Dunnellon, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.
APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  

Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Dunnellon City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website 1/26/2017
Published in the Riverland News 1/26/2017

Meeting of Community Leaders
One or more council members may be in attendance at  the Meeting of Community Leaders on Monday, January 23, 2017.  The event begins at 11:30 a..m. at the Souls Harbor Church located at 11818 N. Ohio Street, Dunnellon, FL.

Grand Opening of the Rainbow Springs Artists Cooperative
One or more council members may be in attendance at the Grand Opening of the Rainbow Springs Artists Cooperative, located at 20804 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, on January 20, 2017. A private reception and gallery tour will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. 

Dunnellon Business Association - Dinner Mixer
The January Dinner Mixer will be held on January 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss what a merger between the two organizations, Dunnellon Business Association and the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce will mean for current and future members. The meeting will take place at the American Legion at 10730 US-41, Dunnellon, FL 34432. The dinner will be catered by Bubba Que's of Dunnellon. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

One or more council members may attend this meeting. The Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of one or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

City of Dunnellon Second Public Hearing Notice - CDBG Grant
The City of Dunnellon plans to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant in the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $650,000.00 under the FFY 2016 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.  The project includes the following activities:

Service Area #1:  Walnut Street Service Area:

The City of Dunnellon proposes to replace the potable water lines and sanitary sewer laterals in this Service Area.  The specific activities, dollar amounts, and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons that will be carried out in this service area are as follows:

  • The replacement of the existing water line along Walnut Street between Illinois Street on the east and the Dunnellon Middle School on the west, a distance of approximately 2,475 linear feet; and
  • The replacement of the existing sanitary sewer service laterals along Walnut Street between Illinois Street on the east and the Dunnellon Middle School on the west, fifty-two (52) sanitary sewer service laterals will be replaced;

Activity Number and Name             Budget LMI% Benefit
03J – Water Line Replacement $ 160,940.00 At Least 51%
03J – Sewer Line Replacement $ 188,409.00 At Least 51%

Service Area #2: The Park Avenue between Cedar Street and North Ohio Street  Service Area:

The City of Dunnellon proposes to replace the potable water lines and sanitary sewer laterals in this Service Area.  The specific activities, dollar amounts, and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons that will be carried out in this service area are as follows:

  • The replacement of the existing water line along Park Avenue between North Ohio Street on the east and Cedar Street on the west, a distance of approximately 750 linear feet; and
  • The replacement of the existing sanitary sewer service laterals along Park Avenue between North Ohio Street on the east and Cedar Street on the west, twenty-four (24) sanitary sewer service laterals will be replaced;

Activity Number and Name             Budget LMI% Benefit
03J – Water Line Replacement    $  48,685.00 At Least 51%
03J – Sewer Line Replacement   $  73,534.00 At Least 51%

Service Area #3: The Rolling Hills Apartments Lift Station Renovation Service Area:

In this Service Area, the City of Dunnellon proposes to renovate the existing sanitary sewer lift station which serves the Rolling Hills Apartment Complex located at 11150 Rolling Hills Road.  The existing sanitary sewer lift station which serves the Rolling Hills Apartments is located just off Rolling Hills Road between the entrance into and the exit from the Rolling Hills Apartment complex.  The specific activities, dollar amounts, and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons that will be carried out in this service area are as follows:

Activity Number and Name             Budget LMI% Benefit
03J – Sewer Line Replacement   $  126,432.00 At Least 51%

The Administrative Amount for the entire project is as follows:

Activity Number and Name              Budget  LMI% Benefit
016 – Administration            $   52,000.00        N/A 

The City of Dunnellon does not expect that anyone will be displaced as a result of CDBG funded activities.  If any persons are displaced as a result of the planned activities, the City of Dunnellon will assist them as describe in the City’s anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review at City Hall.  

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall Meeting Room, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  A draft copy of the application will also be available for review during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall beginning at noon on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Persons wanting to submit written comments on the application should send them to Mandy Roberts, Assistant City Clerk, by e-mail at or by mail to 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 no later than Monday, February 13, 2017.    

A copy of the final application will be available for review in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  The application will be submitted to DEO on or before Thursday, February 16, 2017.  To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Ms. Mandy Roberts, Assistant City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, at (352) 465-8500 or by e-mail at .

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise the City at least five days before the hearing by contacting Ms. Mandy Roberts at (352) 465-8500.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the City using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Mandy Roberts (352) 465-8500 at least five days prior to the hearing and an interpreter will be provided.

The City of Dunnellon Is A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.

Posted on the City's Website:  1/19/2017
Published in the Riverland News:  1/26/2017

City of Dunnellon - Fair Housing Workshop
The City of Dunnellon is a fair housing advocate.  The City is holding a workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and sex).  The public is invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Ms. Mandy Roberts, Assistant City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 or by e-mail at . If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Posted on the City's Website:  1/19/2017
Published in the Riverland News:  1/26/2017 

SWFWMD Hosting a Public Meeting/Proposed Minimum Flow for the Rainbow River
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) will be  hosting a public meeting on February 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall to discuss the proposed Rainbow River minimum flows or levels (MFL). The MFL is a regulation to protect springs, spring runs, rivers, lakes, wetlands and aquifers from ground and surface water withdrawals that would cause “significant harm.” The District has set MFLs for 207 water bodies and is currently in the process of setting one for the Rainbow River.

Please click here for more information.

One or more council members may attend this meeting. The Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of one or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk/Parade - January 16, 2017
One or more council members may be in attendance at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk/Parade, Monday, January 16, 2017.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at McDonalds (line-up at 8:00 a.m.) and ends at Ernie Mills Park, located at 11899 Bostic Street. A wreath laying ceremony will be held approximately 10:00 a.m. at the park.

Marion County Legislative Delegation Hearing Lunch/Hearings - January 19, 2017
One or more council members may be in attendance at the Marion County Legislative Delegation Luncheon on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, Klein Conference Center located at 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, FL.

Legislative Delegation Hearings will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Joint Meeting Notice with Dunnellon Business Association and Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce
One or more council members may be in attendance at a joint meeting with the Dunnellon Business Association and the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce located at 20500 East Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Florida 34432.

Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing-Rezoning Application #REZ2016-01
NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING 
REZONING APPLICATION #REZ2016-01 
12008 DELAWARE STREET

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-13

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-13, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; AMENDING APPENDIX ‘A’ ZONING OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 6.3, ENTITLED ZONING MAPS, REZONING 0.38 ACRES LEGALLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3380-0474-00 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174, DUNNELLON, LOTS 473, 474, 475, FROM (P) PUBLIC TO (R-3) MULTIPLE DWELLING; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2016-13, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning Maps, Rezoning 0.38 acres legally described on the Marion county tax rolls as parcel number 3380-0474-00 and more particularly described as SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, plat book a, page 174, Dunnellon, lots 473, 474, 475, from (P) Public to (R-3) Multiple Dwelling. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The area to be rezoned is generally described as:  

SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, Plat Book A, Page 174, Dunnellon, Lots 473, 474, 47514, Marion County Florida.

The application, filed under application number PZ1617-021, submitted by the City of Dunnellon, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website:  December 28, 2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner:  January 2, 2017

Notice of 2nd Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2016-12 - Medical Marijuana Dispensary Mortorium
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY MORATORIUM

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, DECLARING ZONING IN PROGRESS AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESSING OF NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES FOR A PERIOD OF 180 DAYS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on January 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's website: December 13, 2016
Published in the Riverland News: December 29, 2016

Public Meeting - Plan to File Application for Federal Assistance
The City of Dunnellon will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 20750 River Drive, for the general public to inform them of a plan to file an application for Federal Assistance, for the purchase of two new police vehicles and a computer server and switch for the Police Department, with the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grant Program. The purposes of the meeting is to give the citizenry an opportunity to became acquainted with the proposed project and to comment on such items as economic and environmental impacts, service area and alternatives to the project.

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Assistant City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least 48 hours. prior to the meeting.

Posted on the City's website 12/12/2016
Published in the Riverland News 12/29/2016

CITIZEN’S ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE
The City of Dunnellon’s Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program in the Neighborhood Revitalization category for the FFY 2016 funding cycle.  

The Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, City of Dunnellon, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. The public is invited to attend.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Mandy Roberts, Assistant City Clerk, City of Dunnellon (352) 465-8500 Ext. 1005 or by e-mail at: .  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Posted on the City's Website 11/22/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 11/25/2016

Dunnellon's A Small Town Christmas Parade & Celebration - December 3, 2016
Two or more council members may be attending/participating in the Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30. 

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

CITY OF DUNNELLON FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - CDBG Grant
The City of Dunnellon is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2016 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  The City is eligible to apply for up to Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00) in the neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, and housing rehabilitation categories and up to one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000.00) in the economic development category.  Construction activities funded through the CDBG program must meet one of the following National Objectives:

1. Provide benefit to low and moderate income persons; 
2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or
3. Meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The type of activities for which CDBG may be used for include constructing storm water ponds, paving roads and sidewalks, installing sewer and water lines, building a community center, or park, making improvements to a sewage treatment plant, and rehabilitation of homes occupied by low income households.  Additional activities CDBG funds may be used for include acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of commercial buildings, and energy conservation.  Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.  For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

In developing a CDBG application for submission to DEO, the City of Dunnellon must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities.  In addition, the City of Dunnellon is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s economic and community development needs will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  For information concerning the public hearing contact:  Mandy Roberts, Assistant City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431.  Telephone (352) 465-8500.  E-mail address .  

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any handicapped person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to contact Mandy Roberts at (352) 465-8500 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.  Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mandy Roberts at (352) 465-8500 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.   If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the City using the Florida Relay Service, (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice)

A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.

Posted on the City's Website:  11/22/2016
Published in the Riverland News:  12/1/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner:  11/25/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY MORATORIUM

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, DECLARING ZONING IN PROGRESS AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESSING OF NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES FOR A PERIOD OF 180 DAYS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on December 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's website: 11/18/2016
Published in the Riverland News:  12/01/2016


NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS-#BID2016-04 CEMETERY ROADWAY RESTORATION
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
#BID2016-04
  CEMETERY ROADWAY RESTORATION
The City of Dunnellon will accept sealed bids from qualified paving contractors
interested in providing paving services in Dunnellon Memorial Gardens. Bid package can
be obtained from: City of Dunnellon, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive,
Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; telephone (352) 465-8500. The Bid labeled “BID2016-04
Cemetery Roadway Restoration” is available on the City's Website:
http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx. One (1) Master, two (2) copies plus one (1)
electronic copy of the proposal must be in a sealed envelope and submitted to the
attention of the City Clerk at the address above, no later than 2:00 P.M., Friday,
December 2, 2016 and must be clearly marked #BID2016-04 Cemetery Roadway
Restoration. Bids received timely will be opened and read aloud as soon thereafter as
practical. However, no award of bid will be made at that time. The City of Dunnellon
reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal and to accept or reject any and
all bids in whole or in part without cause and to accept the bid that in the judgment of the
City Council will be in the best interest of the City of Dunnellon. Bids submitted via
email will not be accepted.

Posted on the City's Website 11/18/2016
Published in the RLN 11/24/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-11
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
CITY OF DUNNELLON

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance: 
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-11

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 70-31 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF OWNERS WHEN ONSITE SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE TO BE CONVERTED TO THE CITY’S CENTRAL SEWER SYSTEM; AMENDING CHAPTER 70 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO AUTHORIZE THE IMPOSITION OF A SEWER FACILITY CAPITAL CHARGE ON RIO VISTA UTILITY FACILITIES CUSTOMERS OR PROPERTY OWNERS PURSUANT TO THE UTILITY PURCHASE AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on December 12, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431.

Should the Council adopt the Ordinance, it will be effective immediately, and the Council will proceed to adopt the Sewer Facility Capital Service Charge by Resolution at a subsequent public hearing on December 12, 2016. These public hearings may be continued to a future date or dates.  The times, places, and dates of any continuances of the public hearings shall be announced during the public hearings without any further published notice.
 
The proposed Ordinance and Resolution establishing the Sewer Facility Capital Charge on the Rio Vista Utility Facilities customers are available at the City Clerk’s Office, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, for inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.
  
APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website: 11/18/2016
Published in the Riverland News:  12/01/2016


Notice of Intent to Use Uniform Method of Collecting Non-Ad Valorem Assessments

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS 

            The City of Dunnellon, Florida (the “City”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the incorporated area of the City, for the cost of providing fire services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2017 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 12, 2016 at the Council Chambers, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the Clerk's Office, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. 

            In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the City with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. 

DATED this 3rd day of November, 2016. 
By Order of: Dunnellon City Council                                                    _________________________________

City of Dunnellon
, FLORIDA 

Publish on the City’s website 11/16/2016
To be published in the Riverland News during the weeks of:
November 14-20, 2016
November 21-27, 2016
November 28 - December 4, 2016
December 5-11, 2016


Notice of Post Election Audit
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
Canvassing Board for the November 8, 2016
General Election


Pursuant to 101.591 F.S. and Rule 1S-5.026, the Canvassing Board will convene at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2016 to conduct the Post Election Audit for the General Election. The meeting will be held at the Marion County Election Center, 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470.  In accordance with the Sunshine Laws of Florida, all Canvassing Board Meetings are open to the public.

Wesley Wilcox, CERA
Supervisor of Elections
Marion County, Florida

Public Meeting Notice


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - PLANNING COMMISSION - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12
The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will review the following ordinance for Comprehensive Plan Consistency at the meeting on November 15, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, DECLARING ZONING IN PROGRESS AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESSING OF NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES FOR A PERIOD OF 180 DAYS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, as provided in section 2(b), Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida, and section 166.021(1), Florida Statutes, the City of Dunnellon, a municipal corporation, enjoys all governmental, corporate, and proprietary powers necessary to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions, and render municipal services, and may exercise any power for municipal purposes, except as expressly prohibited by law; and

WHEREAS, as provided in section 166.021(3), Florida Statutes, the governing body of each municipality in the state has the power to enact legislation concerning any subject matter upon which the state legislature may act, except when expressly prohibited by law; and 

WHEREAS, the Dunnellon City Council determines that it is in the best interest of its residents, businesses and visitors to enact sufficient zoning regulations to ensure their health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2016, the voters of the State of Florida amended the Florida Constitution to legalize the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical marijuana to a broader population of eligible patients than was previously legal under Florida’s Compassionate Use Act; and

WHEREAS, medical marijuana dispensing facilities are a new and unique use which is not currently addressed by the City’s Land Development Code or Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, a temporary moratorium, imposed for a reasonable duration on the acceptance of applications for, the processing of, and the issuance of development permits, development orders or any other official action of the City permitting or having the effect of permitting new medical marijuana dispensing facilities will allow time to review, study, hold public hearings, and prepare and adopt an amendment or amendments to the Land Development Code and Code of Ordinances to address this new and unique use; and

WHEREAS, the Dunnellon City Council hereby finds that this ordinance advances an important government purpose by reducing the likelihood of the unregulated negative secondary effects of marijuana dispensing facilities; and

WHEREAS, adoption of this ordinance will further the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Dunnellon, Florida.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1:  The Whereas clauses cited herein are the legislative findings of the City Council.

SECTION 2:  Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to preserve the status quo for a time period of 180 days, and enable sufficient time to review, study, hold public hearings, and prepare and adopt an amendment or amendments to the Land Development Code and/or Code of Ordinances, relating to the appropriate locations for medical marijuana dispensing facilities, if any. During this 180 day time period, the City will not take any action on any application for development permit or issue any development order or take other official action which would have the effect of allowing or permitting the development of medical marijuana dispensing facilities, except as provided in this ordinance.  It is not the purpose of this ordinance to permanently deny development orders and permits for other uses that are permitted by right or special use permit and that otherwise comply with all applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and policies.

SECTION 3: Zoning in Progress.  The City of Dunnellon hereby recognizes that City staff intend to study and prepare regulations that would result in the regulation of medical marijuana dispensing facilities. These regulations, if adopted, will amend the City Land Development Code and/or Code of Ordinances. All affected property and business owners are placed on notice with respect to these pending regulations and the action being taken by the appropriate departments within the City.

SECTION 4: Definition. The following definition applies to the term used in this ordinance:

"Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility" means any establishment where low-THC or medical cannabis is permitted to be dispensed by an approved dispensing organization pursuant to Section 381.986, Florida Statutes, and Florida Department of Health Rules.

SECTION 5: Imposition of Temporary Moratorium. The City of Dunnellon hereby imposes a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications for, the processing of, and the issuance of development permits, development orders or any other official action of the City permitting or having the effect of permitting Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities, except as provided in this ordinance, for a period of 180 days following the effective date of this ordinance. Further, the review of any applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities pending upon the effective date of this ordinance shall be abated.

SECTION 6: Existing Authorized Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities. This temporary moratorium shall not affect a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility of a Dispensing Organization which has received dispensing authorization from the Florida Department of Health in accordance with Section 381.986, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64-4.001, F.A.C. for which the City zoning official has issued a zoning verification letter which confirms the permissibility of the zoning status of the proposed location for use as a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility, and for which development permits have been obtained in reliance on the zoning verification letter prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. During the moratorium period, a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility for which a zoning verification letter and development permits have been issued shall not be permitted to expand its square footage.

SECTION 7: Submittal of Applications. Beginning upon the effective date of this ordinance, an applicant for any development permit, development order or any other official City action which would facilitate the establishment of a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility shall be required to disclose its intention to establish a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility in connection with its application for a permit. In the event that it is determined by the City that an applicant for a permit has failed to disclose its intent to establish a Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facility, the City shall be authorized to enforce this ordinance by the methods set forth in Section 9.

SECTION 8: APPLICABILITY. This ordinance shall be applicable within the City limits of the City of Dunnellon.

SECTION 9: PENALTIES. This moratorium may be enforced by the following methods of enforcement:
(A) Revocation or temporary suspension of necessary development permits, development orders and/or certificates of occupancy and/or licenses; or
(B) By an action for injunctive relief, civil penalties or both, through a court of competent jurisdiction; or
(C) By any other process permitted by law or equity.

SECTION 10 :  SEVERABILITY.  If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or provision of this ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not be construed to render the remaining provisions of this ordinance invalid or unconstitutional.

SECTION 11: CONFLICT WITH STATE LAW. Nothing in this ordinance is intended to conflict with the provisions of the Florida Constitution or any Florida Statute. In the event of a direct and express conflict between this ordinance and either the Florida Constitution or the Florida Statutes, then the provisions of the Florida Constitution or Florida Statutes, as applicable, control.

SECTION 12: FILING OF ORDINANCE AND EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance takes effect immediately upon adoption. 

Upon motion duly made and carried, the foregoing Ordinance was approved upon the first reading and public hearing on the 12th day of December, 2016.

Upon motion duly made and carried, the foregoing Ordinance was approved and passed upon the second and final reading and public hearing on the 9th day of January, 2017.

Ordinance Posted on the City’s website on November 11, 2016. Public hearing advertised
on the City’s website on November 18, 2016 and advertised in the Riverland News on December 1, 2016.

Second public hearing advertised on the City's website on December 16, 2016, 2016 and advertised in the Riverland News on December 29, 2016.

ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's website 11/11/2016

NOTICE OF CITY OWNED REAL PROPERTY DECLARED AS SURPLUS PROPRTY
The City of Dunnellon owns a parcel of land assigned Property Id No. 3380-0474-00 by the Marion County Property Appraiser, which parcel is located at 12008 Delaware Street within the corporate limits of the City of Dunnellon. Said property is located within the City’s CRA and the CRA Advisory Board has recommended that said property be declared as “Surplus Property”. 

The Dunnellon City Council has approved Resolution #RES2016-26 declaring parcel property ID No. 3380-0474-00, as surplus property.  Anyone interested in making an offer to the City of Dunnellon should contact the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; telephone (352) 465-8500.

Posted on the City's website: November 4, 2016
Published in the Riverland News: November 10, 2016

Dunnellon Residents Needed For A Citizens Advisory Task Force
The City will be applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Neighborhood Revitalization through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  We are seeking residents who would like to participate in a task force that would make recommendation to City Council as to what projects could be undertaken and funded through the grant.

The task force would meet once or twice to review projects submitted by City staff.  If you are interested in participating please contact Jan Smith, Finance Officer at (352) 465-8500 Ext. 1003.

Posted on the City's website 11/2/2016
Published in the Riverland News 11/10/2016


NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL - PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL - PUBLIC HEARINGS
TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES PZ1617-005

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearings for recommendations to the City Council regarding seven (7) variances for the property located at 11262 & 11352 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, Florida, being Parcel Number 33639-002-00 & 33639-004-00, situated in the Rainbow Square Shopping center. The Applicant, Troy Burrell, Burrell Engineering Inc. on behalf of Revenue Properties Dunnellon LLC, seeks a variance from Section 74-101, requiring a maximum Impervious Surface Ratio of 65%. The applicant seeks a second variance from Section 9.3-2(d)5, which requires LEED or a comparable rating certification. The Applicant seeks a third variance from Section 9.3-2(e)3 b, which requires buffers around the perimeter of the site to be 150 percent of the standard buffer width. The Applicant seeks a fourth variance from Section 9.3-2(e)3,c. i, ii, iii, iv, v. which require six canopy and ten understory trees per 100 linear feet of boundary area. The Applicant seeks a fifth variance from Section 9.3-2(e)3,d which requires that the number of parking spaces not exceed 110 percent of the set standard and at least 20% of the parking spaces be constructed with pervious materials. The Applicant seeks a sixth variance from Section 74-108(4)a which requires a minimum buffer width of 25 feet. The Applicant seeks a seventh variance from Section 9.3-1(a)6.d.4 which requires vehicle stops and prohibits continuous curbing.

The public hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. Interested person will have an opportunity to be heard. If necessary, any of these public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The applications, filed under application number PZ1617-005, submitted by Troy Burrell, Burrell Engineering Inc. on behalf of Revenue Properties Dunnellon LLC, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website October 26, 2016
To be published in the Ocala Star Banner October 26, 2016


FDOT Public Information Meeting - CR 484 Improvement Project

One or more council members may be in attendance at the following meeting:

CR 484 Improvement Project
From West of SW 20th Avenue Road to East of CR 475A
Financial Project No. 433651-1-32-01
Marion County

Dear Elected Official:

On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), I invite you to attend a Public Hearing regarding the County Road (CR) 484 Improvement Project, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the  Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala, FL 34473.

The meeting will begin with an open house format at 5:00 p.m. and will include a brief project presentation at 6:00 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present.  The meeting will adjourn at 7:00 p.m.

The limits of the project are along CR 484 from West of SW 20th Avenue Road to East of CR 475A. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow along CR 484.  Improvements include additional turn lanes and turn lane extensions at both the CR 484/I-75 interchange and the CR 484/CR 475A intersection, reconstruction of the westbound through lanes, modification of three existing median openings, and modification of the existing I-75 bridge supports to accommodate the widening.  Right of way acquisition will be required to construct this project.

This project is currently not funded for construction in the Department’s Work Program.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at (386) 943-5367, or via email at .

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Sarah Van Gundy, Project Manager at 386-943-5551 or via email at , at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

For more information, contact Sarah Van Gundy, Project Manager at the contact information above.

Sincerely,

Noranne Downs, P.E.
District Five Secretary



NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
The City Council of the City of Dunnellon has voted to place the following referendum items on the City's election ballot for November 8, 2016.

1.  Referendum Amending the Charter as to the day and month of a run-off election in the event of a tie vote to be consistent with federal law.

"When a general or special election results in a tie vote, and to comply with federal law, shall the Charter of Dunnellon be amended to change the day and month of a run-off election from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in December to the third Tuesday in January?"

2.  Elimination of City Manager Position; City Council Management of City Department Heads
"Shall the Charter of Dunnellon be amended to eliminate the position of City Manager so that the City department heads are managed by the City Council or their designee(s)?"

If the referendum items are approved by a majority of the voters, the City's Charter will be amended.  Voting will take place from 7:00 a.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL.  All registered electors residing within the city limits of Dunnellon, and in good standing with the Supervisor of Elections will be entitled to vote in this election.

Posted on the City's website 10/6/2016
Published in the Riverland News 10/6/2016 & 10/20/2016

Rainbow River Minimum Flow and Level (MFL)-Tentative Schedule For MFL to Be Adopted Before July 1, 2017
MFLs are intended to prevent significant harm to the water resources or ecology of an area that may be impacted by water withdrawals. We will continue to inform you of public meeting details.  
Aug. 30 Governing Board was informed peer review was being initiated through an information item (Governing Board packet page 82)

Peer review meetings:
Sept. 20: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Initial meeting of the peer reviewers (City of Dunnellon’s council chambers)
Oct. 5: 1-5 p.m. – WebEx/teleconference 
Oct. 19: 1-5 p.m. – WebEx/teleconference
Nov. 7: 1-5 p.m. – WebEx/teleconference
Dec. Governing Board will be informed of the peer review results through an information item
Jan.–Feb. Meetings with interested stakeholders will be scheduled
Feb. 23 Public workshop 
March Governing Board presentation and request to approve the staff recommendation
April–June: Rule-making process
July 1: All MFLs must be adopted by July 1, 2017

Additionally, the draft recommended minimum flow report (pre-peer review) has been posted online. Click here if you would like to see it. 


Public Meeting Notice - Marion County Canvassing Board
MARION COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
RECOUNT FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, DISTRICT 2 RACE

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 102.141 (7), the Secretary of State has ordered a machine recount of the Democrat U.S. Representative in Congress, District 2 race from the August 30, 2016 Primary Election.

The Canvassing Board will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 to conduct the Official Logic and Accuracy Test pursuant to 101.5612 F.S. for the Congressional Distict 2 race.  The machine recount will commerce immediately following the conclusion of the Logic and Accuracy Test.

In accordance with the Sunshine Laws of Florida, all meetings of the Canvassing Board are open to the public and will be conducted at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 981 NE 16th St., Ocala, FL 34470.

Wesley Wilcox, CERA
Supervisor of Elections
Marion County, Florida

Notice Posted on the City's Website 9/2/2016

City of Dunnellon Accepting Job Applications for Service Worker

SERVICE WORKER - GENERAL

The City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for Service Worker.  Duties include, but not limited to, performing maintenance/repair on water distribution and sewer collection system, equipment operation/maintenance, grounds maintenance.  Plumbing skills a plus.  Eligible candidates must have valid Florida Driver’s License.  Must obtain job description and submit City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to City Clerk, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352)465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org.  Electronic applications/resumes not accepted.  Salary range ($19,074 – $28,621).   Application deadline 09/16/2016.  Position open until filled.  EOE, DFWP.

Posted on the City's website 9/1/2016
Published in the Riverland News 9/8/2016
Published in the Chronicle 9/4/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 9/4/2016


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-10 UPDATING ELECTION PROCEDURES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-10 
UPDATING ELECTION PROCEDURES 

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, UPDATING CITY ELECTION PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on September 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's website 8/26/2016
Published in the Riverland News 9/1/2016

Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing
NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL
PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendations to the City Council regarding a variance for property located at E. Pennsylvania Avenue, being Parcel Number 3383-007-004, physical address being 20056 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 74-108(4)b of the City Code, which requires “...within each 100 linear feet or fraction thereof of boundary, the following plants shall be provided in accordance with the planting standards and requirements of this article: three canopy trees and five understory trees along the property boundaries, together with a minimum three-gallon shrubbery or hedge to provide a continuous visual screen along all streets.”

The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. One or more members of City Council may be present at this meeting and may speak.

The applications, filed under application number PZ1516-072, submitted by Virmane, LLC, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website 8/25/2016
Published in the Riverland News 9/1/2016

Proclamation #PRO2016-08 - Dunnellon City Council Election
PROCLAMATION #PRO2016-08
(Amended)
DUNNELLON CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City Council for the City of Dunnellon proclaims a general election to be held on November 8, 2016 for the election of council members for the following seats:

SEAT NUMBER OCCUPIED BY
1 Nathan Whitt
2 Larry Winkler
4 Walter Green
5 Richard Hancock

WHEREAS, any individual interested in seeking election to the City Council must do so by obtaining a qualification package, available no later than July 25, 2016.  The qualifying period begins at 12:00 noon on August 22, 2016 and ends at 12:00 noon on August 26, 2016.  The qualifying documents will be available on the City’s website at www.dunnellon.org.  

WHEREAS, Petitions, as well as the proper financial disclosure and campaign forms must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than 12:00 noon on August 26th.  The cost for qualifying will be $45.00, plus 1.0% of council’s annual salary equaling $18.00, for a total of $63.00.  

WHEREAS, in the event that the election results in a candidate not receiving the most votes cast, the Mayor of the City Council for the City of Dunnellon proclaims a runoff election to be held on January 17, 2017.

Be it hereby proclaimed that an election will take place on November 8, 2016 and qualifying packages will be available no later than 12:00 noon, July 25, 2016.  

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Dunnellon to be affixed, this 3rd day of August 2016.


ATTEST:

_____________________________               ______________________________
Dawn M. Bowne, MMC, City Clerk           Nathan Whitt, Mayor

Public Notice - Request for Proposals #BID2016-03 - Employee Group Insurance Benefits
The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed proposals until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016 for Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits.  Specs may be obtained by contacting William Taylor, Combined Insurance Services, Inc. 1-800-473-2181 or .  All questions should be directed to William Taylor. (1) electronic (1) unbound original and (6) bound copies of the proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked  “Sealed Proposals–Insurance Benefits RFP #BID2016-03 Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits”,  sent to City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431.  Bids received timely will be opened and read aloud as soon thereafter as practical.  However, no award of bid will be made at that time.  Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids.

Posted on the City's website 7/28/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 7/30/2016

Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2016-09 - Community Redevelopment Plan Amendments
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-09
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-09

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE DUNNELLON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on August 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive to consider amending the Community Redevelopment Plan.  The amendments identify new public parks that have been created and need to be included within the Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Plan.  Some areas  for possible acquisition as public parks within the Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Plan are no longer being considered for acquisition, making portions of the Plan moot and obsolete; and some public parks referred to within the Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Plan have been completed, modified, or are no longer considered parks, making portions of the Plan moot and obsolete. The CRA further wishes to amend the Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Plan with the addition of a Blue Run Park project, a signage project, and a 125 Anniversary Park project.

“General Location Map:  The community redevelopment area affected by the plan amendment is generally located”
                            “COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA” - MAP

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34432, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Posted on the City's website 7/22/2016
To be published in the Riverland News 7/28/2016



Public Hearing Notice - FRDAP Grant Blue Run Park
The City of Dunnellon is considering applying to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements to include a restroom facility for Blue Run of Dunnellon Park located in the City of Dunnellon at 19680 E. Pennsylvania Avenue.  The estimated project cost is $300,000.  The grant requires matching funds. If the City is awarded the grant, FRDAP would provide $150,000 toward the construction.  Marion County would fund $120,000 and City of Dunnellon will fund $30,000 toward the design phase from the Community Redevelopment Trust Fund.  

A public hearing to receive citizen views regarding this project will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  For information concerning the public hearing contact:  Interim City Manager, Dawn Bowne, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida  34431.  Telephone (352) 465-8500 Extension 1002.  

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact the City Clerk, City of Dunnellon at (352) 465-8500 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.  Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact the City Clerk at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact the City Clerk at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.

Posted on the City's website 7/22/2016
To be published in the Riverland News 7/28/2016

Community Leaders to Meet at Dunnellon Police Department
Chief McQuaig has called a meeting to be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Dunnellon Police Department with community church leaders (pastors) to discuss a number of community based topics.  Marion County Sheriff, Emery A. Gainey and his staff will be in attendance.  One or more council members may be in attendance.  This meeting is not open to the public at large.  

Reception at the Dunnellon Police Department by Invitation
There will be a reception by invitation at the Dunnellon Police Department to recognize two employees and more than one councilmember may be in attendance on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-08
UPDATING PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF CIVIL MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATION TICKETS FOR BOATING

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, UPDATING PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF CIVIL MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATION TICKETS FOR BOATING; ADOPTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTENTS OF MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATION TICKETS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES TO REFER VIOLATIONS TO THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's Website 6/24/2016
Published in the Riverland News 6/30/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-07
UPDATING PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF PARKING TICKETS

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-07

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, UPDATING PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF PARKING TICKETS; ADOPTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTENTS OF PARKING TICKETS; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES TO REFER VIOLATIONS TO THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's Website 6/24/2016
Published in the Riverland News 6/30/2016 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-06
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-06
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-06

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF DUNNELLON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 18A, 19, 21, 22 AND 25 OF THE CITY CHARTER ELIMINATING THE CITY MANAGER POSITION; PROVIDING FOR CITY COUNCIL MANAGEMENT OF CITY DEPARTMENT HEADS OR MANAGEMENT OF SAME BY CITY COUNCIL’S DESIGNEE(S); PROVIDING THE BALLOT TITLE, SUMMARY, AND TEXT FOR THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHARTER AMENDMENT IF APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF ELECTORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, AND EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THIS ORDINANCE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Posted on the City's Website 6/24/2016
Published in the Riverland News 6/30/2016

NOTICE OF QUASI - JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE #ORD2016-05
NOTICE OF QUASI - JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-05 
FOR REZONING APPLICATION REZ2016-01
PARCELS LOCATED AT POWELL RD & CEDAR ST

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY (R-3A) TO PUBLIC (P) OF PARCEL 3350-050-000 (LOTS 50, 51, 59, 60) COMPRISING 3.77 ACRES AND PARCEL 3350-081-000 (LOT 1911 and N 125feet of LOT 81) COMPRISING .79 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST CORNERS OF THE POWELL ROAD AND CEDAR STREET INTERSECTION; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A quasi-judicial public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive or as soon thereafter as can be heard regarding adoption of  Ordinance #ORD2016-05, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning District Maps, Rezoning Residential Medium Density (R-3A) to Public (P) for parcels located at the northwest and southwest corner of the Powell Road and Cedar Street intersection, 20831 Powell Rd, being Parcel Number 3350-050-000 (Lots 50, 51, 59, 60) comprising 3.77+ acres and Parcel Number 3350-081-000 (Lot 1911 and N 125feet of Lot 81) comprising .79+ acres, pursuant to the Land Development Regulations, Section 7.1, Table of Permitted Uses. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The areas to be rezoned are generally described as:
SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18 
PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174
DUNNELLON 
LOT 1911, MARION COUNTY, FL

SEC 26 TWP 16 RGE 18
PLAT BOOK C PAGE 049
HILLSDALE
LOTS 50.51.59.60 & N 125 FT OF LOT 81 MARION COUNTY, FL

The application, filed under application number PZ1516-056, submitted by First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information, please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  
                         
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published on the City's Website 6/10/2016
To be published in the Riverland News 6/30/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - TREE BOARD TO CONSIDER TREE REMOVAL REQUEST
The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding the following tree removal permit application: PZ1516-061 Shirley Dowling to remove one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 12145 Palmetto Way, Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3383-001-010. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

Published on the City's Website 6/2/2016

Published in the Riverland News 6/9/2016


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS #CPA2016-01
The City of Dunnellon proposes to make changes to its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. The proposed changes would amend text of the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan.

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-03

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, TO REFLECT CHANGES REQUIRED BY THE  COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT PURSUANT TO THE SECTION 163.3191, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE CITY’S EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL NOTIFICATION LETTER TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; AMENDING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND POLICIES CONSISTENT THERETO; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE FORWARDING OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, for the purpose of taking public comment. This hearing will be held for the purpose of adopting the proposed Plan amendments and Ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing, or provide oral comments at the public hearing, regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendments. The failure of a person to submit oral or written comment before final adoption of the amendments may preclude the ability of such person to contest the amendments at a later date. The public may inspect the Plan amendments during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published on the City's Website 6/2/2016
Published in the Riverland News 6/9/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 6/9/2016


Fair Housing Workshop
The City of Dunnellon is a fair housing advocate. The City is holding a workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and sex). The public is invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the City at least 48 hours before the workshop by contacting: Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 or by email at . If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the City using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Posted to the City's website 5/31/2016
Published in the Riverland News 6/2/2016

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
In accordance with CFR-2012-title40-vol24-sec141-155 Report delivery and record keeping, the water quality reports are hereby published electronically and available for review.

City of DunnellonRainbow SpringsRio Vista and Juliette Falls

Bid #BID2016-01 - SURPLUS OFFICE AND HOME FURNITURE-BID DEADLINE EXTENDED
Bid #BID2016-01
Surplus Office and Home Furniture

The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed bids for the sale of surplus furniture.  Furniture may be inspected Friday, May 6, 2016 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. at 20804 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon FL.  Obtain Bid Form and view photos at www.dunnellon.org. Bid must be sealed and clearly marked: BID #BID2016-01 FURNITURE, submit to Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon FL 34431 no later than Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids. 

NOTE: 
BID DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.


Posted to the City's website 4/20/2016
Published in the Riverland News 4/28/2016
Published in the Citrus Chronicle 4/28/2016 

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS - #BID2016-02 GATEWAY SIGNS
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
#BID2016-02
GATEWAY SIGNS

The City of Dunnellon will accept sealed proposals from qualified firms interested in providing design and construction of gateway signs measuring 12’ long and 8’ tall, with 1 sign face/side each. "Request for Proposal" package, can be obtained from: City of Dunnellon, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; telephone (352) 465-8500. The RFP is available on the City's Website: www.dunnellon.org.  One (1) Master, six (6) copies plus one (1) electronic copy of  the proposal  must be in a sealed envelope and submitted to the attention of the City Clerk at the address above, no later than 2:00 P.M., May 20, 2016 and must be clearly marked #BID2016-02 Gateway Signs. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal and to accept or reject any and all proposals in whole or in part without cause and to accept the proposal that in the judgment of the City Council will be in the best interest of the City of Dunnellon.  Proposals submitted via email will not be accepted.

Posted on the City's Website 4/29/2016
Published in the Riverland News 5/5/2016

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING
REZONING APPLICATION #REZ2016-01
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY (R-3A) TO PUBLIC (P) OF PARCEL 3350-050-000 (LOTS 50, 51, 59, 60) COMPRISING 3.77 ACRES AND PARCEL 3350-081-000 (LOT 1911 and N 125feet of LOT 81) COMPRISING .79 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST CORNERS OF THE POWELL ROAD AND CEDAR STREET INTERSECTION; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2016-05, rezoning Parcel Number 3350-050-000 and 3350-081-000, comprising 4.56 acres, from R-3A Residential Medium Density to P Public. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ1516-056, submitted by David Allison, First Baptist Church of Dunnellon, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  
APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published on the City's Website 4/29/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 5/1/2016

ARBOR DAY - APRIL 29, 2016
Council members have been invited to attend the tree planting ceremonies on Friday at Dunnellon Elementary School.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.


Bid #BID2016-01 - SURPLUS OFFICE AND HOME FURNITURE
Bid #BID2016-01
Surplus Office and Home Furniture

The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed bids for the sale of surplus furniture.  Furniture may be inspected Monday, May 2, 2016 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am at 20804 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon FL.  Obtain Bid Form and view photos at www.dunnellon.org. Bid must be sealed and clearly marked: BID #BID2016-01 FURNITURE, submit to Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon FL 34431 no later than Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 noon.  The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids.

Posted to the City's website 4/20/2016
Published in the Riverland News 4/28/2016
Published in the Citrus Chronicle 4/28/2016 

PUBLIC MEETINGS TO REVIEW/DISCUSS THE EAR BASED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
*****PUBLIC NOTICE *****

Schedule of Public Meetings to Review/Discuss the EAR based Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City of Dunnellon encourages all citizens interested in Dunnellon's Comprehensive Plan, specifically, the Evaluation and Appraisal Amendment (EAR/EAL), to attend the public workshops scheduled for May 17th, May 25th, June 1st and June 7th. All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m.  and be held at City Hall at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL.   Kenneth Metcalf, the City's Planning Consultant, will be present to review and be interactive with the public regarding these amendments.  A final public hearing and adoption of the EAR based amendments will be held on June 15, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431.

More Information

Posted on the City's website 4/20/2016
Updated 6/15/2016

City of Dunnellon Press Release - April 13, 2016
City of Dunnellon     
Press Release
April 13, 2016

The Dunnellon City Council encourages any resident of Dunnellon that would like to be considered for appointment to City Council Seat #2, as outlined in the City’s Charter to replace resigning Councilmember Johanna Soldato, obtain an application and submit same along with a resume of qualifications to the City Clerk’s office at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th.   Applicants must meet the requirements of the City’s Charter, which requires that the applicant reside within the corporate limits of the City of Dunnellon and is a qualified elector of the City.  To be a qualified elector, the Charter states: “An applicant must possess the qualifications requisite for an elector at general state elections and shall have resided in said City of Dunnellon, Florida, for six months next preceding the election and shall have registered in the municipal registration books.” 

The City Council encourages all interested parties to apply.  However, City Council will be reviewing resumes for qualifications that would be an asset to the City Council.  For example, applicants with a financial background, governmental experience, etc.  

The City Council will review all applications during their City Council Workshop meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, and will consider appointing one of the applicants during their City Council meeting on Monday, May 9th.   

To obtain application package please contact the City Clerk’s office at 352-465-8500 or download documents here.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCE #ORD2016-04

PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

 

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

 

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-04

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF DUNNELLON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 39 OF THE CITY CHARTER CHANGING THE DAY AND MONTH OF A RUN-OFF ELECTION IN THE EVENT OF A TIE VOTE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW; PROVIDING THE BALLOT TITLE, SUMMARY, AND TEXT FOR THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHARTER AMENDMENT IF APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF ELECTORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, AND EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THIS ORDINANCE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on April 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                        

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. 

ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Posted on the City's website 3/21/2016
Published in the Riverland News 3/31/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING CODE
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance: 

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 14,  “ANIMALS,”   TO ALLOW CHICKENS TO BE KEPT ON LOTS OR PARCELS WITH SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DESIGNATIONS; AMENDING SECTIONS 7.1 AND 7.2 OF THE ZONING CODE  TO ALLOW CHICKEN-KEEPING AS AN ACCESSORY USE IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS AND DEFINING CHICKEN-KEEPING; PROVIDING SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR CHICKEN-KEEPING; AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE AND ZONING CODE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE INTENT AND PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on April 11, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, regarding amendments to the regulations within the City’s Single Family Residential Zoning Code.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the Public Hearing, or provide oral comments at the Public Hearing, regarding the amendments to the Land Use and Development Code.  

The public may inspect the Ordinance during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website 3/11/2016
Published in the Riverland News 3/31/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 3/21/2016
Posted on the City's Website 3/17/16
Published in the Riverland News 3/24/2016

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI - JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING
SITE PLAN REVIEW #SPL2016-01 PARCELS#33639-006-01/33639-006-02

The Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a site plan review for the property located at 11191 N. Williams Street, being Parcel Number 33639-006-01 and 33639-006-02. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number SPL2016-01/PZ1516-045, submitted by Robert Ziegenfuss for Dunnellon Real Estate, LLC, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's Website 3/17/16
Published in the Riverland News 3/24/2016

CITY OF DUNNELLON ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MASTER MECHANIC
The City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for Master Mechanic. This position req HS diploma/GED, 2 years exp heavy equip, gas, diesel & small engine mechanic incl public safety & emergency vehicles. Class "B" Comm FL DL and ASE cert truck and auto fields mandatory. Obtain a job description and submit Employment Application package to City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. App package at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic apps/resumes not accepted. Salary range ($26,874–$40,310) Deadline 03/28/2015. Position opened until filled. EOE, DFWP.

Posted on the City's Website 3/11/16
Published in the Citrus Chronicle 3/13/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 3/13/2016

SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR DUNNELLON’S NEW POLICE CHIEF

A swearing in ceremony for Dunnellon’s Police Chief Mike McQuaig, will be held, Monday, March 7, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (More than one Council member will be attending this event.) 


SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY APPOINTED COUNCILWOMAN SOLDATO
A Special City Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to administer the Oath of Office to newly appointed Councilwoman Soldato.  A private reception for City Council and staff to welcome Councilwoman Soldato and family will be held from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (More than one Council member will be attending this reception.)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS #CPA2016-01

The City of Dunnellon proposes to make changes to its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. The proposed changes would amend text of the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan.

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-03

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, TO REFLECT CHANGES REQUIRED BY THE  COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT PURSUANT TO THE SECTION 163.3191, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE CITY’S EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL NOTIFICATION LETTER TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; AMENDING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND POLICIES CONSISTENT THERETO; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE FORWARDING OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND REVIEW AGENCIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, for the purpose of taking public comment and considering the Planning Commission’s recommendations. This hearing will be held for the purpose of transmitting the proposed Plan amendments and Ordinance to the Department of Economic Opportunity and other reviewing agencies. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice. Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing, or provide oral comments at the public hearing, regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendments. The failure of a person to submit oral or written comment before final adoption of the amendments may preclude the ability of such person to contest the amendments at a later date. The public may inspect the Plan amendments during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City’s website 3/4/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 3/4/2016


Seeking Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on the Tree Board and CRA Advisory Board
The City of Dunnellon is seeking volunteers to serve on the Tree Board and the CRA Advisory Board.  Attendance at monthly meetings is required. If you are interested in volunteering your time by serving on any of these boards, please notify the City Clerk at 352-465-8500 or obtain an application at www.dunnellon.org.

Posted on the City's website on 2/22/2016
Published in the Riverland News on 3/3/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING CODE
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance: 

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE DUNNELLON CITY CODE, CHAPTER 14,  “ANIMALS,”   TO ALLOW CHICKENS TO BE KEPT ON LOTS OR PARCELS WITH SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DESIGNATIONS; AMENDING SECTIONS 7.1 AND 7.2 OF THE ZONING CODE  TO ALLOW CHICKEN-KEEPING AS AN ACCESSORY USE IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS AND DEFINING CHICKEN-KEEPING; PROVIDING SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR CHICKEN-KEEPING; AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE AND ZONING CODE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE INTENT AND PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on March 14, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, regarding amendments to the regulations within the City’s Single Family Residential Zoning Code.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the Public Hearing, or provide oral comments at the Public Hearing, regarding the amendments to the Land Use and Development Code.  

The public may inspect the Ordinance during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website 2/16/2016
Advertised in the Riverland News 3/3/2016
Advertised in the Ocala Star Banner 3/3/2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO REVIEW PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

TO REVIEW PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, and Section 94-37 of the City of Dunnellon Land Development Regulations, comments, objections and recommendations regarding the proposed amendments to the text of the City of Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan, will be heard by the Planning Commission of the City of Dunnellon, Florida, at a public hearing on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as this matter can be heard, in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  The proposed ordinance title is as follows: 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, TO REFLECT CHANGES REQUIRED BY THE  COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT PURSUANT TO THE SECTION 163.3191, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE CITY’S EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL NOTIFICATION LETTER TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; AMENDING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND POLICIES CONSISTENT THERETO; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE FORWARDING OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND REVIEW AGENCIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed amendments to the text of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. These public hearings may be continued to one or more future dates.   

Copies of the proposed amendments to the text of the City’s Comprehensive Plan are available for public inspection at the City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

This public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates and times, which shall be announced during the public hearing, without any further published notice

Any person requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least three days in advance so arrangements can be made.  All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearings, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Posted on the City's Website on 2/11/2016
Advertised in the Citrus Chronicle on 2/9/2016

City of Dunnellon Press Release - February 5, 2016
City of Dunnellon
Press Release

February 5, 2016

The Dunnellon City Council encourages any resident of Dunnellon that would like to be considered for appointment to City Council Seat #2, as outlined in the City’s Charter to replace resigning Councilmember Dennis Evans, obtain an application and submit same along with a resume of qualifications to the City Clerk’s office at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15th.   Applicants must meet the requirements of the City’s Charter, which requires that the applicant reside within the corporate limits of the City of Dunnellon and is a qualified elector of the City.  To be a qualified elector, the Charter states: “An applicant must possess the qualifications requisite for an elector at general state elections and shall have resided in said City of Dunnellon, Florida, for six months next preceding the election and shall have registered in the municipal registration books.” 

The City Council encourages all interested parties to apply.  However, City Council will be reviewing resumes for qualifications that would be an asset to the City Council.  For example, applicants with a financial background, governmental experience, etc.  

The City Council will review and consider all applications during their Special City Council meeting on Wednesday, February, 17, 2016, following the 4:00 p.m. Special City Council workshop.   

To obtain application package please contact the City Clerk’s office at 352-465-8500 or download documents here.

Notice of Quasi-Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2016-02 REZONING
NOTICE OF QUASI - JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2016-02 FOR
REZONING APPLICATION REZ2015-02
20799 WALNUT STREET

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS OFFICE (RBO) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS (B-3) OF THAT PARCEL (LOT 1846) COMPRISING .14 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WALNUT STREET AND CEDAR STREET INTERSECTION; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A quasi-judicial public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on March 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive or as soon thereafter as can be heard regarding adoption of  Ordinance #ORD2016-02, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning Maps, Rezoning 0.14+ acres known as 20799 Walnut Street, for that parcel number 3380-1844-00 located at the northeast corner of the Walnut Street and Cedar Street intersection, Lot 1846, from Residential Business Office (RBO) to Central Business (B3), pursuant to the Land Development Regulations, Section 7.1, Table of Permitted Uses. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The area to be rezoned is generally described as:
SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18
PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174
DUNNELLON
LOT 1846, MARION COUNTY, FL

The application, filed under application number PZ1516-022, submitted by William Dane and Nancy Myers, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information, please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 
                        
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Posted on the City's Website on 02/04/2016
Advertised in the Riverland News on 03/03/2016


FRA is Coming to Williston - CRA Training
The CRA Board/City Council and the CRA Advisory Board have been invited to attend a CRA meeting in Williston on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Carol Westmoreland, Executive Director of Florida Redevelopment Association. 

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR VARIANCES

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearings for recommendations to the City Council regarding two variances for property located at 11191 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon FL, being Parcel Number 33639-006-01, situated at the site of the old Checkers restaurant and the Car Wash. The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 74-108(4)a of the City Code and Section 9.3-1(a)1 of the City Land Development Regulations, which require a minimum perimeter landscape buffer of 25 feet. The Applicant seeks a second variance from Section 9.3-1(a)2 of the City Land Development Regulations, which does not allow dumpsters in the buffer area. 

The public hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, any of these public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The applications, filed under application number PZ1516-028, submitted by Robert Ziegenfuss, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.  

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's website 2/1/2016
Published in the Riverland News 1/28/2016

Administrative Volunteer
The Dunnellon Police Department is accepting applications for multiple volunteer administrative clerks. You must be at least 19 years of age, possess a high school diploma/GED. Must agree to and pass criminal background check. Three years secretarial or administrative experience is preferred along with knowledge of Windows and MS applications.  Minimum of four hours per week participation required.

Application and job description can be obtained at the Dunnellon Police Department, 12014 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, FL 34431, 352-465-8500 or at www.dunnellon.org.  The positions will remain open until filled.  Drug Free Workplace/EOE.

Posted on the City's website 1/26/2016
Published in the Riverland News 1/28/2016

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING

TO CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE APPROVAL

 

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearings for recommendations to the City Council regarding a variance review for property located at 12189 S. Williams St, being Parcel Number 34222-000-00, situated on the Northeast corner of the base of the Withlacoochee Bridge, more commonly known as the Blue Gator. The Applicant seeks a variance from Article V Section 5.2(1) of the City Land Development Regulations, which require an off-street parking facility on land within 300 feet of the plot.

 

The public hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, any of these public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The applications, filed under application numbers PZ1516-024/VAR2016-01, submitted by Robert Jewett, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's Website 1/15/2016
Posted in the Ocala Star Banner 1/19/2016

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING

REZONING APPLICATION #REZ2015-02

ORDINANCE #ORD2016-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS OFFICE (RBO) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS (B-3) OF THAT PARCEL (LOT 1846) COMPRISING .14 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WALNUT STREET AND CEDAR INTERSECTION; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


The City of Dunnellon Planning Commission will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding adoption of Ordinance #ORD2016-02, rezoning Parcel Number 3380-1844-00, comprising 0.14 acres, from RBO Residential Business Office to B3 Central Business. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ1516-022, submitted by William Dane and Nancy Myers, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on the City's Website 1/15/2016
Posted in the Ocala Star Banner 12/31/2015



City of Dunnellon - Accountant 1
The City of Dunnellon is seeking an Accountant to perform general accounting, budgeting, invoicing, financial statement preparation, cash handling and other duties as directed. Knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting is required.

AA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, Bachelors Degree preferred. Experience in municipal or non-profit accounting preferred. Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office required, Munis financial software a plus. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.

Salary range $31,117-$46,675. Must obtain a job description and submit a City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Applications can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Deadline for submitting an application package is January 22, 2016. E.O.E., D.F.W.P.

This position is under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer.

Published on City's website 1/7/2016
Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 1/10/2016
Published in FGFOA monthly newsletter

Chief of Police

Dunnellon, FL population 1,770

The City of Dunnellon is seeking a Police Chief with a passion for public service and community policing.  This position is management/leadership and administrative police work reporting to the City Manager.  The department has 1 Sgt, 1 Cpl. and 4 officers. Associates Degree in Criminology, Law Enforcement or related field required.  10 years in law enforcement and responsible administra­tive positions; 3 years of which must have been at the level of Chief or Assistant Chief or in a responsible supervi­sory capacity in a comparable department and a record of successfully setting and accomplishing goals and objectives.  Must obtain a job description and submit a COD Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL  34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org.  Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Salaried position, pay Range $42,930 - $64,395. Application deadline 12/31/2015. Position will remain opened until filled.  E.O.E., DFWP.


Published on the City's Website 12/11/2015
To be published in the Ocala Star Banner 12/13/2015
To be published in the Citrus Chronicle 12/13/2015
To be published in FLOC bi-monthly newsletter
To be published in FPCA monthly-December


Notice of Request for Proposals #BID2015-08-Choice Hotel Water Main Extension

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2015-08

CHOICE HOTEL WATER MAIN EXTENSION

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dunnellon Florida will accept sealed bids until 1:00 p.m. December 30, 2015 for the above project. Proposals received after that time will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. All persons and firms wishing to submit bids must obtain a complete electronic pdf copy of the Bidding documents (no charge) by request to the Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc at 1823 SE Fort King Street, Suite 200, Ocala, Florida 34471 / 352-438-3000 . Prospective bidders should submit six (6) copies plus one (1) electronic copy of the proposal  to Dunnellon City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon FL 34431, 352-465-8500 in a sealed envelope with the bidder's name and "Sealed Bid #BID2015-08 - Choice Hotel Water Main Extension" clearly marked on the outside thereof. At 1:05 p.m. December 30, 2015 the bids will be opened and read aloud at Dunnellon City Hall. However, no award of bid will be made at that time. The City of Dunnellon shall be the sole judge of the bid and the resulting agreement that is in its best interest and its decision shall be final. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on December, 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Dunnellon City Hall.

 

Published on the City's Website 11/25/2015
Published in the Citrus Chronicle 11/26/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 11/27/2015



Veteran's Marker Placement Dedication
City Council members are invited to a "Veteran's Marker Placement Dedication" on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens cemetary.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Notice of Public Hearing-Comprehensive Plan Amendment Adoption #CPA2015-01

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT ADOPTION #CPA2015-01 

The City of Dunnellon proposes to make changes to its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. The proposed changes would amend textual portions of the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan.

 

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-10 

            AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A LARGE-SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, CONSERVATION ELEMENT, PUBLIC FACILITIES ELEMENT, AND AQUIFER PROTECTION ELEMENT; UPDATING SUCH ELEMENTS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE STATUTES; ELIMINATING OBSOLETE PROVISIONS; RE-WORDING OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES FOR CLARIFICATION PURPOSES; CREATING A SITE-SPECIFIC TEXT AMENDMENT TO ALLOW MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON CERTAIN UPLAND LOTS DESIGNATED AS CONSERVATION IN THE 2008 PLAN AMENDMENTS; AMENDING POLICIES REGARDING NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES, STRUCTURES DEVOTED TO NONCONFORMING USES, AND SUBSTANDARD SIZED LOTS;  PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

A public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, for the purpose of taking public comment.  This hearing will be held for the purpose of adopting the proposed Plan amendment and Ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

 

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing, or provide oral comments at the public hearing, regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendment.  The failure of a person to submit oral or written comment before final adoption of the amendment may preclude the ability of such person to contest the amendment at a later date. 

 

The public may inspect the Plan amendment during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

 

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published on the city's website 10/30/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 11/4/2015
Published in the Riverland News 11/5/2015


Notice of Request for Proposals #BID2015-07 City Attorney

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2015-07 CITY ATTORNEY

 

The City of Dunnellon is seeking applications for the position of City Attorney. Applicants must be in good standing of the Florida Bar continuously for the previous five years with established practice in North Central Florida. The City Attorney will be appointed by the Dunnellon City Council. Request for Proposals and Guidelines for Application can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500.  One master and six  copies of the application along with one electronic copy must be in a sealed envelope marked “Request for Proposal #BID2015-07, City Attorney” and submitted to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 30, 2015.  The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE.

Published on the City's website 10/14/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 10/16/2015
Published in the Citrus Chronicle 10/16/2015
Published in the Riverland News 10/22/2015



Notice of Request for Proposals #BID2015-06-Building Inspection Services-Commercial & Residential

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2015-06
Building Inspection Services – Commercial & Residential

The City of Dunnellon is seeking proposals for Building Inspection Services – Commercial & Residential. "Request for Proposal" package is available at the City of Dunnellon, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; telephone (352) 465-8500. The RFP is available on the City's Website: www.dunnellon.org.  Five (5) copies plus one (1) electronic copy of the proposal must be in a sealed envelope and submitted to the attention of the City Clerk at the address above, no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, November 2, 2015, and must be clearly marked #BID2015-06 Building Inspection Services. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal and to accept or reject any and all proposals in whole or in part without cause and to accept the proposal that in the judgment of the City Council will be in the best interest of the City of Dunnellon.  Proposals submitted via email will not be accepted.

Published on the City's website 10/14/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 10/16/2015


Notice of Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan Amendment #CPA2015-01

The City of Dunnellon proposes to make changes to its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. The proposed changes would amend textual portions of the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan.

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-10 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A LARGE-SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, CONSERVATION ELEMENT, PUBLIC FACILITIES ELEMENT, AND AQUIFER PROTECTION ELEMENT; UPDATING SUCH ELEMENTS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE STATUTES; ELIMINATING OBSOLETE PROVISIONS; RE-WORDING OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES FOR CLARIFICATION PURPOSES; CREATING A SITE-SPECIFIC TEXT AMENDMENT TO ALLOW MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON CERTAIN UPLAND LOTS DESIGNATED AS CONSERVATION IN THE 2008 PLAN AMENDMENTS; AMENDING POLICIES REGARDING NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES, STRUCTURES DEVOTED TO NONCONFORMING USES, AND SUBSTANDARD SIZED LOTS;  PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

A public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, for the purpose of taking public comment and considering the Planning Commission’s recommendations.  This hearing will be held for the purpose of transmitting the proposed Plan amendment and Ordinance to the Department of Economic Opportunity. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

 

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing, or provide oral comments at the public hearing, regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendment.  The failure of a person to submit oral or written comment before final adoption of the amendment may preclude the ability of such person to contest the amendment at a later date. 

 

The public may inspect the Plan amendment during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

 

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published on the City's website 09/4/2015
To be published in the Ocala Star Banner 09/07/2015


Swearing in of Public Safety Director
The Public Safety Director will be sworn in on Monday August 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr. Dunnellon, FL  34431.

More than one City Council member may be in attendance at this event.


Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2015-09 Extending Economic Development Program

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2015-09

EXTENDING THE CRA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM PASSED IN ORDINANCE #2014-03

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:


ORDINANCE #ORD2015-09

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING THE “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM #1” TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, INCLUDING SUCH PROPERTIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA (CRA); PROVIDING THAT BUSINESSES WHICH APPLY FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS THAT REQUIRE DEVELOPER AGREEMENTS OR AMENDMENTS TO DEVELOPER AGREEMENTS, OR PERMIT APPLICATIONS REQUIRING WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION FEES TO BE PAID MAY RECEIVE A REDUCTION IN APPLICATION FEES AND ANNUAL DEFERRED PAYMENTS FOR WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION FEES;  AUTHORIZING REVIEW DEPOSITS FOR CONSULTANTS’ FEES AND OTHER COSTS RELATED TO PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC REPEAL OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS, NON-CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on September 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                            

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Published on the City’s website 8/21/2015
Published in the Riverland News 9/03/2015


CITY OF DUNNELLON - UTILITY BILLING CLERK
The City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for Utility Billing Clerk. Data entry, mathematical, basic accounting and outstanding customer service skills required. Minimum two to three years relevant experience in utility billing or equivalent. Munis? and Crystal Reports experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel? MS Office? required. Obtain job description and submit City of Dunnellon Employment Application package to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 465-8500. Apps can be downloaded at www.dunnellon.org. Electronic applications/resumes not accepted. Starting pay is $11.71 per hour. App deadline 09/04/2015. Position will remain opened until filled. EOE, DFWP.

Published on the City's website 08/19/2015

To be published in the Ocala Star Banner 08/23/2015
To be published in the Citrus Chronicle 08/23/2015
To be published in the Riverland News 08/27/2015

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2015-05 - PROPERTY, CASUALTY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE
The City of Dunnellon is seeking proposals for Property, Casualty and Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage. "Request for Proposal" package, can be obtained from: City of Dunnellon, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, 34431; telephone (352) 465-8500. The RFP is available on the City's Website: www.dunnellon.org. Five (5) copies plus one (1) electronic copy of the proposal must be in a sealed envelope and submitted to the attention of the City Clerk at the address above, no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 27, 2015 and must be clearly marked #BID2015-05 Property, Casualty and Workers’ Comp Insurance. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal and to accept or reject any and all proposals in whole or in part without cause and to accept the proposal that in the judgment of the City Council will be in the best interest of the City of Dunnellon.  Proposals submitted via email will not be accepted.

Published on the City’s website 08/17/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 08/13/2015

PUBLIC INVITED TO HELP IDENTIFY FLOOD PRONE AREAS IN PORTIONS OF MARION COUNTY

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in western Marion County. Residents living in the Lake Stafford/Priest Prairie/West Marion watersheds are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Aug. 20, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Dunnellon Public Library, located at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon. 

District representatives will present preliminary flood prone area information, explain the basis behind the findings, and gather additional information that may be used to identify areas that are flood prone. After addressing public comments, flood prone area information will be finalized and presented to the District’s Governing Board for authorization to use the data for regulatory purposes. This flood prone area information for the watersheds are not incorporated in the area where Marion County requested revisions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs). However, it may be used in future updates to the DFIRMs.  

The flood prone area information can be used by local governments for land use and zoning decisions, to help manage development in and around floodplains and wetlands, to reduce flood risks, to preserve land and water resources, and for emergency planning.  It will also provide valuable information to the public for decisions about purchasing and protecting property. 

For more information or to find out which watershed you live in, please visit WaterMatters.org/FloodRisk/. You can also call the District at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4297.

Chris Zajac
Senior Government Affairs Program Manager
Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street
Brooskville, FL 34604

(352)796-7211 ext. 4413
Cell (352) 586-3776


NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID-ITB #BID2015-04-TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID – ITB #BID2015-04

Technical Assistance – City Comprehensive Plan

 

The City of Dunnellon is soliciting bids from qualified, professional, and experienced planning consultant firms to prepare amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The City of Dunnellon has been awarded a performance-based technical assistance grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the Fiscal Year 2015-16.  The products to be produced will be a cohesive integrated Comprehensive Plan with all amendments previously adopted by ordinance that reflects all goals, objectives, and policies currently in effect; EAR-based amendments prepared and transmitted to DEO in compliance with the Community Planning Act of 2011; plan amendments that address water resource provisions of the Plan (Rainbow Springs and the Withlacoochee River); plan amendments to correct deficiencies; and improvements to the Plan including innovative performance-based approaches.  Public workshops and hearings will be conducted as necessary. Invitation to Bid and Scope of Work can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500.  Five (5) copies plus one (1) electronic copy on a CD of  the proposal  must be in a sealed envelope or box labeled: “Planning Consultant Response to City of Dunnellon ITB #BID2015-04” and submitted to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 2:00 P.M. on August 26, 2015.  The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE.

Published on the City’s website 08/07/2015
Published on the FPZA website 08/07/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 08/09/2015


Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Comfort Suites Hotel
City Council members are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony to be held at the Comfort Suites construction site on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.  The address is:  20052 Brooks Street, Dunnellon, FL.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Public Hearing to Discuss the Comp Plan Amendments Continued
The public hearing scheduled to discuss the Comp Plan Amendments has been continued to August 4, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL



Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2015-08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2015-08
CREATING BINDING AND PURCHASING POLICIES

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA,  CREATING BIDDING AND PURCHASING POLICIES WHICH ARE SUPPLEMENTAL TO STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS AND EXCEPTIONS TO THE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDING FOR BID PROTESTS; AMENDING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 2, DIVISION OF CODE OF ORDINANCES CONSISTENT WITH THE PURCHASING POLICIES; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on August 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                        

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

 ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Published on the City’s website 7/10/2015
Published in the Riverland News 7/30/2015


Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2015-07

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE #ORD2015-07
ESTABLISHING BLUE COVE SUBDIVISION AS A GOLF CART COMMUNITY 

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: 

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-07

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF GOLF CARTS ON PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN BLUE COVE SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on August 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Published on the City’s website 07/10/2015
Published in the Riverland News 07/30/2015


Notice of Public Hearing - Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CITY OF DUNNELLON CPA 2014-02

The Planning Commission, acting as the local planning of the City of Dunnellon, shall hold a public hearing to consider proposed large scale amendments to the text of the City of Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as these matters can be heard, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.


 

            An application by the City of Dunnellon to amend the text of the Future Land Use Element, Conservation Element and other various elements of the Comprehensive Plan with regard to resource protection, utilities, nonconforming uses, and future land use issues; best management practices; site-specific text change recognizing private property right to develop as  medium density residential on property re-designated as conservation in the 2008 Plan amendment; and to provide coordination with future amendments to the land development code.

 

This public hearing is a continuation of previous public hearings on proposed comprehensive plan amendments. Copies of the proposed large scale amendments to the text of the City’s Comprehensive Plan are available for public inspection at the City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida, during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed large scale amendments to the text of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing, or provide oral comments at the public hearing, regarding the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. 

 

This public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates and times, which shall be announced during the public hearing, without any further published notice.

 

Any person requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least three days in advance so arrangements can be made.  All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearings, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

 

Posted on City website on 07/07/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner 07/10/2015


Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES
PZ1415-070/VAR2015-02

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearings for recommendations to the City Council regarding seven (7) variances for property located at 11232 N. Williams Street, Dunnellon, Florida, being Parcel Number 33639-005-000. The Applicant, CPH, Inc. on behalf of McDonalds Restaurant, seeks a variance to allow existing landscape buffer dimensions on the site with a recommended requirement to put a screening hedge along the existing buffer parallel to US 41; and a second variance to allow a dumpster in the landscape buffer; and a third variance from the required landscaping of the buffer except for the hedge along US 41; and a fourth variance to allow the three (3) additional required parking spaces to be counted via existing agreement with adjoining shopping center owner; and a fifth variance to allow Impervious Surface Ratio (ISR) greater than 65%; and a sixth variance from the required 20% parking lot shading; and a seventh variance from the requirement for motor vehicle bumper stops.

The public hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, any of these public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The applications, filed under application number PZ1415-070/VAR2015-02, submitted by CPH, Inc. on behalf of McDonald’s, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on City website on 7/2/2015
Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 7/6/2015



Notice of Planning Commission Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing

TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES AND SITE PLAN APPROVAL

 

The Planning Commission will hold quasi-judicial public hearings for recommendations to the City Council regarding two variances and site plan review for property located at E. Pennsylvania Avenue, being Parcel Number 3383-007-004, situated between 20044 E. Pennsylvania Avenue and 20100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. The Applicant seeks a variance from Section 74-108(4)a of the City Code and Section 9.3-1(a)1 of the City Land Development Regulations, which require a minimum landscape buffer of 25 feet. The Applicant seeks a second variance from Section 9.4-2(b) of the City Land Development Regulations, which requires a maximum impervious surface ratio (ISR) of 60%. The Applicant also seeks approval of a site plan pursuant to Land Development Regulations, Appendix “A”, Zoning, Section 9.2(15) and (16) and Section 9.3-1 for a medical professional office building on the subject property.

 

The public hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, any of these public hearings may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The applications, filed under application number PZ1415-072, submitted by Virmane, LLC, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearings, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on City website on 6/24/2015
Published in the Riverland News on 7/2/2015


Police Department Union Negotiations
Dunnellon City Hall Council Chamber
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, FL. 34431
July 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that on the date listed above the City of Dunnellon will open  negotiations regarding the wage and retirement articles within the union contract for the Dunnellon Police Department represented by the Florida Police Benevolent Association.  These meetings are sunshine meetings and open to the public.

Posted on website calendar 06/23/15  
This notice posted on City bulletin board 06/23/15
Emailed Riverland News and Ocala Star Banner on 06/23/15


Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2015-06
ORDINANCE #ORD2015-06
AMENDING THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT 
AREA ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-06

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 86-71, CREATED BY ORDINANCE #ORD2015-04, BY CHANGING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA ADVISORY BOARD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, CODIFICATION, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                             

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.
 
ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Posted on City Website 6/23/2015
Published in Riverland News 7/2/2015


Notice of Request for Proposals #BID2015-03

Fire Protection Supplemental Funding Study and Services

The City of Dunnellon is seeking proposals for a Fire Protection Supplemental Funding Study and Services. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from business entities  that (1) can provide immediate analysis and advice to City officials concerning supplemental funding of fire protection, (2) offer strategies and alternatives, and, (3) if requested, either implement or cause funding such strategies or advice to be implemented swiftly. Request for Proposals and specifications can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500.  Five (5) copies plus one (1) electronic copy of  the proposal  must be in a sealed envelope marked “Request for Proposal #BID2015-03, Fire Protection Supplemental Funding Study” and submitted to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 10:00 A.M. on July 6, 2015.  The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE.

Published on City's Website on 6/12/2015
Published in Ocala Star Banner on 6/15/2015 



2040 LRTP Public Meeting
Where:  Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive
When:   Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

The Ocala/Marion County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is currently developing the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), slated for adoption later this year. This planning document will serve as the master planning tool for all transportation improvements within Marion County over the next 25 years.

TPO Staff cordially invite the citizens of the City of Dunnellon, and the surrounding areas, to participate in the 2040 LRTP public involvement process as we are attempting to involve as many citizens as possible in the development of this plan. You have the opportunity to assist in the development of transportation planning policy over the period of the next twenty five years and TPO staff want to know how you think we should progress in that time period.

More Information


Ethics Training for Elected Municipal Officers

Meeting for the Continuing Education Ethics for Elected Municipal Officers is scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015 at Belleview City Hall, Commission Chambers, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL 34420.

Elected municipal officers includes: the mayor, legislative body (council or commission), elected clerks, elected police chiefs and elected treasurers or other elected posts, per an individual charter.  Other municipal staff may attend on a space available basis.  This course is designed to satisfy the provisions of Chapter 112.3142, FS, which requires ethics training for municipal officials.  For further information, visit: http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Events.aspx?CNID=13074.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.


Civil Demonstations Meeting
A meeting will be held to discuss the civil demonstations that have been going around in the U.S.  The meeting will be held in the Sheriff's Large Conference Room, at the Operations Center on May 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

No Special Council Meeting on April 30, 2015

CITY OF DUNNELLON WILL NOT BE HOLDING A SPECIAL COUNCIL
             MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 AT 5:30 P.M.

Today the City of Dunnellon administration and City’s attorney determined the original need to hold a special council meeting in order for the City Council to approve an agreement for Temporary Supervision of Law Enforcement is no longer necessary. The agreement is only a 30 day temporary agreement and does not contain a fee for services. This agreement falls within the purview of the City Manager to approve. Therefore, the holding of a special meeting as stated in the April 28, 2015 press release by the City of Dunnellon will not occur.


Arbor Day Tree Planting

One or more Council member may participate in the Arbor Day Tree Planning program at the following locations on April 24, 2015:

Dunnellon Elementary School at 9:00 a.m.
Dunnellon Boys and Girls Club at 3:00 p.m.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.



Notice of Adopted Ordinance #ORD2015-01

#ORD2015-01
VACATING PORTION OF RIGHT OF WAY
DEPICTED AS MICHELLE DRIVE

The City of Dunnellon adopted the following Ordinance during it regular City Council Meeting on April 13, 2015 following a public hearing:

                                    ORDINANCE #ORD2015-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF A PLATTED RIGHT OF WAY DEPICTED AS MICHELLE DRIVE ON THE BLUE COVE UNIT NO. 1 PLAT RECORDED AS PLAT BOOK H, PAGES 27 AND 27A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. 

Published on City's Website on 4/16/2015
Published in Ocala Star Banner on 4/17/2015 



Request for Proposals (RFP#2015-01) for CDBG Grant Administration

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP#2015-01)
FOR CDBG GRANT ADMINISTRATION
CITY OF DUNNELLON FOR FFY 2013

The City of Dunnellon hereby request proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide Administration services for a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the Economic Development category.  The City has been awarded CDBG grant #15DB-OJ-05-52-02-E02 in the amount of $650,000.00 for the FFY 2013 funding cycle; therefore, procurement and contracting will follow CDBG regulations.

Administration services will include complete management and reporting for the project, with separate tracking for each funding source.  A scope of work outlining the tasks to be performed and a proposed cost must be included in the proposal.

The evaluation criteria that will be utilized in the selection of a grant administrator are as follows:

1.  The staff's number of years of experience with administering 
     projects through the State of Florida Small Cities
     Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.                        20 pts.

2.  The number of years of experience of the firm's management
      group with the State of Florida Small cities Community
      Development Block Grant program.                                                         20 pts.

3.   Proposed approach to administration of the grant (requires
      an outline of the proposed tasks to be performed).                                  20 pts.

4.   Number of favorable client reference letters dated 2011 or
      later provided from other communities.  Please note, only
      one (1) letter per community will be acceptable.                                      20 pts.

5.  The quality of the response from the client references
      provided from other communities.                                                            15 pts.

6.  Fee or proposed fee basis.                                                                          5 pts.

In the event of a tie, if one of the businesses involved in the tie is minority or female owned, they shall be ranked above the other firm or firms involved in the tie.


Proposals for CDBG Administration Services should include a fee for the services and an explanation or a basis for the fees proposed.  Fees shall be lump sum for CDBG services. 

Respondents are required to submit three (3) originals and three (3) copies in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED PROPOSAL RFP#2015-01 FOR CDBG ADMINISTRATION SERVICES”.  Proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on April 22, 2015 at the City of Dunnellon City Hall Attention: Ms. Jan Smith, Finance Officer, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida  34431-6744.  Proposals will be publically opened on April 22, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. at the City of Dunnellon City Hall.

The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process and to award the contract(s) in the best interest of the City.

Administration service contract(s) may be subject to grant/loan award and release of funds by the funding agency.


THE CITY OF DUNNELLON SUPPORTS “EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING AND PROVIDING HANDICAP ACCESS”.

Published on City Website on 04/02/2015 
Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 04/03/2015


Request for Proposals (RFP#2015-02) for CDBG Engineering Services
           REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP#2015-02) FOR CDBG ENGINEERING SERVICES
             FOR THE CITY OF DUNNELLON FOR A FFY 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
               BLOCK GRANT PROJECT IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY


The City of Dunnellon hereby request proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide engineering services for a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the Economic Development category. The City has been awarded an Economic Development grant #15DB-OJ-05-52-02-E02 in the amount of $650,000.00 for the FFY 2013 funding cycle; therefore, procurement and contracting will follow CDBG regulations.

The project includes the design and construction of the infrastructure improvements required for the development of a Comfort Suites Hotel. The proposed improvements include interconnecting two existing water treatment facilities, interconnecting two dead end water lines and upgrades to an existing sanitary sewer lift station. Engineering services will include providing complete design, bidding and inspection services for the project. A scope of work outlining the tasks to be performed and a timeline to complete the proposed tasks must be included in the proposal.

The evaluation criteria that will be utilized in the selection of a project engineer are as follows:

1. The reputation of the firm, quality of work and timeliness of
    completion.                                                                                     20 pts.

2. The reputation and capabilities of the proposed engeering
    Management team.                                                                         20 pts.

3. Quality of the responses from the local government client
    references provided.                                                                        30 pts.

4. The firms existing knowledge of or the ability to become quickly
    knowledgeable with the communities present needs that may be
    included as part of the City's CDBG project.                                      30 pts.

In the event of a tie, if one of the businesses involved in the tie is minority or female owned, they shall be ranked above the other firm or firms involved in the tie.

Engineering fees will be negotiated after ranking is completed utilizing the Florida Competitive Negotiation Act.

Respondents are required to submit (3) originals and three (3) copies in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED PROPOSAL RFP#2015-02 FOR CDBG ENGINEERING SERVICES”. Proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on April 22, 2015, at the Dunnellon City Hall, attention Ms. Jan Smith, Finance Officer. The mailing address is: 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431-6744. Proposals will be publically opened on April 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the City of Dunnellon City Hall.

The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process and to award the contract(s) in the best interest of the City.

Engineering service contract(s) may be subject to grant/loan award and release of funds by the funding agency.

THE CITY OF DUNNELLON SUPPORTS “EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING AND PROVIDING HANDICAP ACCESS”.

Published on City Website on 04/02/2015 
Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 04/03/2015

Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2015-01

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-01
VACATING PORTION OF RIGHT OF WAY
DEPICTED AS MICHELLE DRIVE

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:


ORDINANCE #ORD2015-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF A PLATTED RIGHT OF WAY DEPICTED AS MICHELLE DRIVE ON THE BLUE COVE UNIT NO. 1 PLAT RECORDED AS PLAT BOOK H, PAGES 27 AND 27A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on April 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.    If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.                          


COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.


ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Published on City Website on 03/27/2015 
Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 03/27/2015


Volunteers for the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board and Utility Advisory Board

The City of Dunnellon is seeking volunteers to serve on the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board and Utility Advisory Board. Attendance at monthly meetings is required. If you are interestedd in volunteering your time by serving on either of these boards, please notify the City Clerk at 352-465-8500 or obtain an application at www.dunnellon.org.  

Published on City Website on 03/26/2015 
Published in the Riverland News on 03/26/2015


Dunnellon Business Association Member Dinner Meeting
Dunnellon Business Association Member Dinner Meeting

When:    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:   Dunnellon Depot - 12061 S. Williams Street

The guest speaker will be Raymond Manois, Chief Strategy Officer of HDG Hotels, LLC

Please be advised that one or more of the City Council will be attending the upcoming Dunnellon Business Association Member Dinner.

Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2015-05

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-05

CREATING A UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:


ORDINANCE #ORD2015-05


AN ORDINANCE CREATING A UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD; ESTABLISHING ITS PURPOSE, QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS, AND TERMS OF OFFICE; ESTABLISHING RULES OF PROCEDURES AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD AND THE CITY; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, CODIFICATION, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on April 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                    

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 

Published on City Website on 03/12/2015 
Published in the Riverland News on 04/02/2015



Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2015-04

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-04

ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:


ORDINANCE #ORD2015-04


AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA ADVISORY BOARD; ESTABLISHING QUALIFICATIONS AND TERMS OF OFFICE; ESTABLISHING OFFICERS AND RULES OF PROCEDURES; ESTABLISHING DUTIES; AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ALLOW ALL BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS OF THE CITY TO SERVE SUCCESSIVE TERMS OF OFFICE; AMENDING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ELIMINATING SECTIONS AND PROVISIONS WHICH ARE OBSOLETE AND SUPERSEDED BY SUBSEQUENT ORDINANCES; CLARIFYING SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING FILLING VACANCIES, QUORUM REQUIREMENTS, ALTERNATE MEMBERS, AND TERMS OF OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS, CODIFICATION, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on April 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.
   

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.


ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT. 


Published on City Website on 03/12/2015 
Published in the Riverland News on 04/02/2015


Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2015-02

                                         NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
                                            ORDINANCE #ORD2015-02
                                    NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
                            EXEMPT FROM PAYMENT OF CASH BONDS

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:
                                            
                                           
ORDINANCE #ORD2015-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING THAT NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM PAYMENT OF CASH BONDS WHEN PARTICIPATING IN PARADES WITHIN THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 
     

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on March 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.


Copies of this ordinance are available free of charge at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and comment.
 
 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Published on City Website on 02/05/2015 
Published in the Riverland News on 02/26/2015


Vacant Seat on Police Officer and Firefighter Pension Board

The City of Dunnellon has a vacant seat on the Police Officer and Firefighter Pension Board.  Applicant must be a resident of the City of Dunnellon living within the municipal boundaries and available to attend quarterly Pension Board meetings. Experience in monitoring investments and or previous experience serving on a Pension Board preferred.  If you are interested in volunteering your time by serving a two-year term on this board, please notify the City Clerk at 352-465-8500 or obtain an application at www.dunnellon.org.


Dunnellon Business Association - Recognition of Volunteers
There will be a gathering of volunteers to be thanked and recognized at the Dunnellon Business Association office, 11223 N. Williams Street, on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.; more than one Council member may attend this gathering.

Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance #ORD2015-01

ORDINANCE #ORD2015-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF A PLATTED RIGHT OF WAY DEPICTED AS MICHELLE DRIVE ON THE BLUE COVE UNIT NO. 1 PLAT RECORDED AS PLAT BOOK H, PAGES 27 AND 27A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MARION COUNTY; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, in 1965, Blue Cove Unit No. 1 Plat was recorded in Map Book H, pages 27 and 27A, of the Public Records of Marion County Florida; and

WHEREAS, a certain street ("Michelle Drive”) is depicted on the Blue Cove Unit No. 1 Plat, and said Plat does not appear to dedicate Michelle Drive to the City of Dunnellon as a street; and

WHEREAS, Michelle Drive runs east and west on the northwest portion of the Blue Cove Unit No. 1 Plat; and

WHEREAS, the easterly portion of Michelle Drive dead ends into Camp Drive, and a portion of Michelle Drive overlaps and has become part of Camp Drive, a paved main thoroughfare in the Blue Cove Unit No. 1 Subdivision which has been accepted by the City as a public street; and

WHEREAS, with the exception of the easterly portion of Michelle Drive which overlaps and has become part of Camp Drive, Michelle Drive was never been accepted, maintained, or utilized as a street by the City of Dunnellon for the benefit of the public, is not paved, nor has a map ever been filed with the Clerk of the Marion County Circuit Court pursuant to § 95.361(2), Fla. Statutes; and

WHEREAS,  in 1985, Blue Cove Unit No. 2 Plat was approved by the City and recorded in Plat Book X, Pages 50-52; and

WHEREAS, on the Blue Cove Unit No. 2 Plat, Cardinal Court connects with and dead ends into Michelle Drive and is paved, and a large “Dead End” sign has been constructed at the end of Cardinal Court, blocking vehicular access on to Michelle Drive from the Blue Cove Unit No. 2 Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, this Ordinance has been legally publicly advertised in accordance with State law and the City’s Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that, with the exception of the eastern portion of Michelle Drive which has become part of Camp Drive, Michelle Drive is not useful and not needed by the City or the public at large as a roadway, both currently and in the future, and vacating said roadway will not affect ingress and egress for adjacent and affected property owners; and

WHEREAS, under its home rule powers, the City Council is authorized to vacate a portion of Michelle Drive; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that the vacation of a portion of said roadway is in the best interest, and promotes the general welfare of the City, and there is no detriment to the public by such vacation.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1The recitals set forth above are hereby adopted as findings of the City Council of the City of Dunnellon.

SECTION 2.  Michelle Drive described and depicted on the survey attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby vacated and abandoned as a public right of way LESS AND EXCEPT:

Beginning at the intersection of the north right of way line of Michelle Drive with the west right of way line of Camp Drive as depicted and described in Surveyor’s Note “D” of Exhibit “A,” extending southeast to the intersection of the south right of way line of Michelle Drive with the west right of way line of Camp Drive (per Plat) as depicted on the attached survey; said east portion of Michelle Drive shall hereafter be considered as part of Camp Drive, a public street.

SECTION 3.
  By operation of law, ownership of the vacated portion of Michelle Drive described and depicted on Exhibit “A” as the northerly and southerly portion of Michelle drive, less and except that portion of Michelle Drive described in Section 2 herein, shall enure to the abutting owners of those parcels lying directly north and south of the vacated street.  Property lines of parcels on both sides of the vacated parcel therefore shall extend to the center of the former right of way.

SECTION 4
.
 Directions to City Manager or designee.

A.   Pursuant to Sec. Sec. 54-62 of the Code of Ordinances, the City Manager or designee shall cause to be published within 30 days of adoption of this Ordinance a notice in a newspaper of general circulation within Marion County of the vacation and abandonment of a portion of Michelle Drive.

B.   Within 30 days after the publication required in paragraph A above, the City Manager or designee shall cause a certified copy of this Ordinance to be recorded in Marion County public records together with proofs of publication of the ad for the public hearing of this Ordinance and the notice in the newspaper required in paragraph A.

C.   The City Manager or designee shall send copies of this Ordinance with proofs of publication to the tax collector and property appraiser of Marion County.

D.   The City Manager or designee shall send certified copies of this Ordinance and the proofs of publication by U.S. Mail to the owners of property abutting the vacated right of way.

E.   This Ordinance shall not be codified.

SECTION 6.  Conflicting Ordinances.  All ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

SECTION 7.  Severability.  If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, that holding shall in no way affect the remaining portion of this Ordinance.

SECTION 8.  Effective Date.  This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon second reading.

Upon motion duly made and carried, the foregoing Ordinance was approved upon the first reading on the 12th day of January 2015.

Upon motion duly made and carried, the foregoing Ordinance was approved and passed upon the second and final reading and public hearing on the 9th day of February 2015.

Advertised on January 22, 2015 in the Riverland News and posted on the City’s Website on December 26, 2014

[SIGNATURES TO FOLLOW]

ATTEST:                                                                     CITY OF DUNNELLON

_____________________________                        _______________________
Dawn M. Bowne, M.M.C.                                       Nathan Whitt, Mayor
City Clerk

Approved as to Form and Legal Sufficiency:


_________________________________                                                     

Virginia Cassady, City Attorney

I HEREBY CERTIFY that copies of the foregoing Ordinance were posted at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Dunnellon Library, in the City of Dunnellon, Florida, and on the City’s Official Website this 26th day of December 2014.

_____________________________
Dawn M. Bowne M.M.C.
City Clerk


Dunnellon Chritmas Parade & Small Town Christmas Celebration
Dunnellon Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th at 5:30!

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.


Notice of Quasi Public Hearing-Ordinance #ORD2014-04

                                                ORDINANCE #ORD2014-04 FOR 
                                            REZONING APPLICATION REZ2014-01

                                                        20886 WALNUT STREET

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

                                        ORDINANCE #ORD2014-04


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED AT 20886 WALNUT STREET, LOCATED 300 FEET WEST OF CEDAR STREET AND EAST OF HALE STREET, FROM RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY (R3A) TO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS OFFICE (RBO); PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A quasi public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on January 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive or as soon thereafter as can be heard regarding adoption of  Ordinance #ORD2014-04, Amending Appendix ‘A’ Zoning of the Dunnellon Code of Ordinances, Section 6.3, entitled Zoning Maps, Rezoning .52 acres known as 20886 Walnut Street,  Parcel Number 3380-1813-00, Plat Book A, Page 174 from R3A Residential Medium Density to RBO Residential Business Office. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The area to be rezoned is generally described as:

SEC 35 TWP 16 RGE 18 DUNNELLON LOTS 1811.1812.1813 & E 30 FT OF LOT 1814, Marion County Florida.

The application, filed under application number PZ1314-11, submitted by Edith Webber and Susan Lee, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published on City Website on November 20, 2014
To be published in the Riverland News on January 1, 2015


City Council and Councilmen Elect Gathering on November 10, 2014
Our City manager and staff will be hosting a small gathering at City Hall prior to the council meeting in order to say goodbye to Councilwoman McAndrew and Councilman Collop and to welcome new Councilman Dillon and Councilman Green.  This will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and is only open to Council and staff.

More than one council member will be attending this reception. The Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Public Hearing Notice of Intent to Consider Adopting A Developer's Agreement

You are hereby notified that the City Council and the Community Redevelopment Agency Board (CRA Board) of the City of Dunnellon will hold a joint public hearing. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014, in Council Chambers of Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at this scheduled hearing without any further published notice.

The purpose of the public hearing is to take public comment and to consider a proposed Developer’s Agreement with the City of Dunnellon, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Dunnellon, and Nature Coast Eco Friends, LLC as parties to the Agreement. The Property which is the subject of the Developer’s Agreement is zoned "Commercial" and consists of approximately 3.68+ acres located on the southeast corner of Brooks Street and Creeks Avenue, one block east of US Highway #41. The Property’s street address is 20052 Brooks Street, Dunnellon, Florida 34432.

The Developer’s Agreement will allow construction of a three-story hotel (Comfort Suites) of approximately 40,000 square feet with seventy guest rooms. The Agreement is conditioned upon the City being awarded monies by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity under a Community Development Block Grant Economic Program for the construction of City water and sewer infrastructure. The Developer’s Agreement also contemplates that the Developer will be granted certain economic incentives adopted by the City Council for nonresidential development, conditioned upon the Developer providing adequate security to the City for receipt of the incentives.

A copy of the Developer’s Agreement and other related documents may be inspected by any interested person Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., in the office of the Community Development Department, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431. Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the public hearing or attend the public hearing to be heard by the City Council and the CRA Board regarding the proposed Developer’s Agreement.

Pursuant to section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council and CRA with respect to any decision made at this public meeting, you are responsible for your own record of the proceeding and you may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made.

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Dawn Bowne at City Hall at (352) 322-2544 within 48 hours of the scheduled public hearing.

Published on City Website on Friday, October 24, 2014
Published in the Riverland News on Thursday, October 30, 2014


Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2014-03

                                                    ORDINANCE #ORD2014-03
                             ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM #1

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

                                                    ORDINANCE #ORD2014-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING THE “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM #1” TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, INCLUDING SUCH PROPERTIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA (CRA); PROVIDING THAT BUSINESSES WHICH APPLY FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS THAT REQUIRE DEVELOPER AGREEMENTS OR AMENDMENTS TO DEVELOPER AGREEMENTS, OR PERMIT APPLICATIONS REQUIRING WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION FEES TO BE PAID MAY RECEIVE A REDUCTION IN APPLICATION FEES AND ANNUAL DEFERRED PAYMENTS FOR WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION FEES;  PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC REPEAL OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS, NON-CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on November 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                            

Copies of this ordinace are available free of charge at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and comment.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500 at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  If a person desires to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at the above meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based..


Published on the City's website legal page on 10/10/2014
Published in the Riverland News 10/30/2014


Notice of Public Hearing - Tentative 2014 Millage Rate and 2014-2015 Budget
A Public Hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the tentative 2014 Millage Rate and 2014-2015 Budgets.

Public Hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss proposed rate increase for water and wastewater utility services, Final 2014 Millage Rate and 2014-2015 Budgets.

These hearings were noticed on the 2014 Marion County Notice of Proposed Property Tax, the City of Dunnellon Utility bill dated August 31, 2014 and advertised in the Riverland News on September 11, 2014.

Posted on the City's website on September 4, 2014.

Request for Bids #BID2014-04

City of Dunnellon
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS #BID2014-04
SR 41 & MCKINNEY WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dunnellon, Florida, will accept sealed bids until 3:00 p.m. September 30, 2014 for the above project. Proposals received after that time will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. All persons and firms wishing to submit bids must obtain a complete electronic (.pdf) copy of the Bidding documents (no charge) by request to the Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. at 1823 SE Fort King Street, Suite 200, Ocala, Florida 34471 / 352-438-3000 / . Prospective bidders should submit one (1) original and six (6) copies of their bid to Dunnellon City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, 352-465-8500, in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name and "Sealed Bid #BID2014-04 – SR 41 & McKinney Water Main Replacement” clearly marked on the outside thereof. At 3:05 p.m. September 30, 2014, the bids will be opened and read aloud at Dunnellon City Hall. However, no award of bid will be made at that time. The City of Dunnellon shall be the sole judge of the bid and the resulting agreement that is in its best interest and its decision shall be final. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.

Published on the City's website legal page on 08/27/2014
To be published in the Ocala Star Banner on 08/29/2014
To be published in the Citrus Chonicle on 08/29/2014


Second Public Hearing Notice

The City of Dunnellon is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Economic Development category in the amount of $650,000.00 under the FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.  The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the City of Dunnellon is applying are:

Activity Number and Name                      Budget                                   LMI% Benefit

17B – Water Lines                              $476,000.00                            At Least 51%
17B – Sewer Facilities                        17B – Sewer Facilities                        $  37,000.00                            At Least 51%
nbsp; 37,000.00                            At Least 51%

21A – Administration                           21A – Administration                           $  52,000.00                                   N/A
nbsp; 52,000.00                                   N/A

21B – Engineering                               21B – Engineering                               $  85,000.00                                   N/A
nbsp; 85,000.00
                                   N/A


                                               Total    $650,000.00 

The project will involve the following grant funded activities:

  • The interconnection of the City of Dunnellon potable water system and the Rainbow Springs potable water system, both of which are owned by the City of Dunnellon;
  • The looping of two dead end water lines.  The first line located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Brooks Street and Creeks Avenue.  The second is located approximately 140’ south of SW 11th Place behind the strip shopping center located on the east side of US Highway 41, between Brooks Street and SW 11th Place.  Looping the water lines will involve the installation of approximately 600 linear feet of new water line; and
  • The upgrading of an existing lift station located on the northeast corner of the parcel of property located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Brooks Street and Creeks Avenue.

 

The proposed improvements are required to allow for the development of a Comfort Inn Hotel facility to be located at the southeast corner of Brooks Street and Creeks Avenue within the City of Dunnellon. 

The City of Dunnellon plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities; if any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City of Dunnellon will assist with relocation payments based on uniform act requirements.

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time.  A final copy of the application will be made available at the City of Dunnellon, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. no more than five (5) working days after August 25, 2014.   The application will be submitted to DEO on or before October 1, 2014.  To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida  34431, Telephone (352) 465-8500. 

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.  Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Ms. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application.  The disclosures will be made available by the City of Dunnellon and DEO for public inspection upon request.  These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to remain available for a minimum period of six years.


  1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax, benefit or any other form of direct or indirect benefits by source and amount;       
  2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity;  
  3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000.00 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
  4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interest by corporation or entity of each officer,  director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 
  5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
  6. The expected uses of all funds by activities and amount.

A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.

 


Published on website legal page on 08/13/2014
To be published in the Ocala Star Banner on 08/14/2014

Notice of Public Hearing To Consider a Tree Removal Request

CITY OF DUNNELLON
TREE BOARD
TO CONSIDER A TREE REMOVAL REQUEST

The Tree Board will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding an after-the-fact tree removal permit application requested by Carl West for the removal of one (1) Water Oak tree pursuant to the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, Subpart A, General Ordinances, Chapter 74, Vegetation, Article II, Trees, located at 11642 Mockingbird Dr., Dunnellon, Florida being Parcel Number 3454-005-005. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ1314-82 submitted by Carl West, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

To be published in the Riverland on 08/07/2014
Published on website legal page on 08/05/2014



Water use Permit Application By City of Dunnellon
Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an application for a renewal of water use permit application number 20008339.007 from City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 to withdraw water from wells. Application received: April 15, 2014. Predominant use type: public supply. Quantity: annual average gallons per day of 1,602,482; peak month gallons per day 2,469,172. Location: Sections 13, 26, 35, Township 16 South, Range 18 East; Sections 19, 30, Township 16 South, Range 19 East in Marion County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604 or through the “Application & Permit Search Tools” function on the District’s website at www.watermatters.org/permits/. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written objections and comments concerning the application within 14 days from the date of this notice.

Published in Riverland News on 08/7/2014
Published on City Website on 07/30/2014

Notice of Public Hearing To Consider an Application for a Site Plan

CITY OF DUNNELLON
PLANNING COMMISSION
TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR A SITE PLAN

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for recommendation to the City Council regarding a Site Plan requested by O’Reilly Auto Parts pursuant to Land Development Regulations, Appendix “A”, Zoning, Section 9.2(15) and (16) and Section 9.3-1, for property located at 11423 North Williams Street, between E. McKinney Avenue and Brooks Street, being Parcel Number 33641-001-00. The public hearing will be held at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

The application, filed under application number PZ1314-80, submitted by O’Reilly Auto Parts, together with any back-up materials may be reviewed during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall.  For further information please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 465-8500, ext. 1010. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

To be published in the Riverland on 07/31/2014
Published on website legal page on 07/24/2014


Notice of Public Hearing - Ordinance #ORD2014-02

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

                                                ORDINANCE #ORD2014-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 74, VEGETATION, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY DELETING ARTICLE II, WEEDS, IN ITS ENTIRETY;  AMENDING  SECTIONS 95-5 AND 99-9  OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO  PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND LOT MOWING; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.           
                        

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on August 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

To be published in Riverland News on 07/31/2014
Published on website legal page on 07/11/2014


Citizen's Advisory Task Force Meeting Notice

The City of Dunnellon’s Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on August 7, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program in the Economic Development category for the FFY 2013 funding cycle. 

The Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, City of Dunnellon, located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. The public is invited to attend.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk, City of Dunnellon (352) 465-8500 Ext. 1002 or by e-mail at: .  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).

To be published in the Riverland on 07/31/2014
Published on website legal page on 07/11/2014


Request for Bids #BID2014-02

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS #BID2014-02
RIO VISTA WWTF DECOMMISSIONING
 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dunnellon, Florida, will accept sealed bids until 3:00 p.m. August 19, 2014 for the above project.  Proposals received after that time will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. All persons and firms wishing to submit bids must obtain a complete electronic (.pdf) copy of the Bidding documents (no charge) by request to the Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. at 1823 SE Fort King Street, Suite 200, Ocala, Florida 34471 / 352-438-3000 / Prospective bidders should submit one (1) original and six (6) copies of their bid to Dunnellon City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431, 352-465-8500, in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name and "Sealed Bid #BID2014-02 - Rio Vista WWTF Decommissioning” clearly marked on the outside thereof.  At 3:05 p.m. August 19, 2014, the bids will be opened and read aloud at Dunnellon City Hall.  However, no award of bid will be made at that time.  The City of Dunnellon shall be the sole judge of the bid and the resulting agreement that is in its best interest and its decision shall be final.  The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids. 

Published in the Ocala Star Banner on 07/11/2014
Published in the Citrus Chronicle on 07/11/2014
Published on website legal page on 07/10/2014


 


Request for Proposals #RFP2014-01

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #RFP2014-01

The City of Dunnellon is accepting sealed proposals until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 for Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits.  Specifications may be obtained by contacting William Taylor, Combined Insurance Services, Inc.  at 1-800-473-2181 or .  All questions should be directed to William Taylor  one (1) unbound original and six (6) copies of the complete proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked  “Sealed Proposals – Insurance Benefits RFP No 2014-01 Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits”, and sent to the City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431.  Bids received timely will be opened and read aloud as soon thereafter as practical.  However, no award of bid will be made at that time.  Proposals received after that time will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities or to reject any or all bids. 

Published in Riverland News on 06/24/2014
Published on the website bid page 06/18/2014
Published on website legal page on 06/27/2014

 


FFY 2013 Community Development Block Grant

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Dunnellon is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00).  These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:

  1. To benefit low and moderate income persons;
  2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
  3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation.  Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.  For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City of Dunnellon must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities.  In addition, the City of Dunnellon is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s economic and community development needs will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida.  For information concerning the public hearing contact:  Dawn M. Bowne, City Clerk, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida  34431.  Telephone (352) 465-8500. 


The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.  Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.   Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Dawn M. Bowne at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.


A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.

Published in Riverland News on 07/03/2014
Public hearing published on website on 06/27/2014


Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance: 

2nd Public Hearing
 

ORDINANCE #ORD2014-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SIMULATED GAMBLING DEVICES IN THE CITY AND PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS FROM SUCH PROHIBITION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING THAT ANY LAND USE NOT LISTED IN THE TABLE OF PERMITTED USES SHALL BE CONSIDERED A PROHIBITED USE; PROVIDING FOR SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USE DETERMINATIONS; PROVIDING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT  DECISIONS BEFORE COUNCIL; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on July 14, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, regarding amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the Public Hearing, or provide oral comments at the Public Hearing, regarding the amendments to the Land Use and Development Code. 

The public may inspect the Ordinance during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published in Riverland News on 05/29/2014 & 07/03/2014
Ordinance Published on Website on 05/23/2014 & 07/03/2014 
Public hearing published on website on 05/23/2014 & 07/03/2014



Flag Day Ceremony - June 14, 2014 - Ernie Mills Park
One or more Council member may participate in the Flag Day Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Ernie Mills Park at 11:00 p.m.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2014-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SIMULATED GAMBLING DEVICES IN THE CITY AND PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS FROM SUCH PROHIBITION; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING THAT ANY LAND USE NOT LISTED IN THE TABLE OF PERMITTED USES SHALL BE CONSIDERED A PROHIBITED USE; PROVIDING FOR SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USE DETERMINATIONS; PROVIDING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT  DECISIONS BEFORE COUNCIL; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the proposed Ordinance will be held on June 9, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, before the City Council, as part of its regular meeting, regarding amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations.  The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. If necessary, this public hearing may be continued to a time and date certain by announcement at the scheduled hearing without any further written notice.

Interested parties may submit written comments at or before the Public Hearing, or provide oral comments at the Public Hearing, regarding the amendments to the Land Use and Development Code. 

The public may inspect the Ordinance during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall. 

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary pursuant to Florida Statutes, 286.0105.  The City assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Published in Riverland News on 05/29/2014 & 07/03/2014
Ordinance Published on Website on 05/23/2014
Public hearing published on website on 05/23/2014

 



Notice of Public Hearing
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: 

                                            ORDINANCE #ORD2014-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, CONCERNING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AUTHORITY OF OTHER MARION COUNTY AGENCIES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF DUNNELLON; ADDING ARTICLE III AND SECTIONS THEREUNDER TO CHAPTER 38, “LAW ENFORCEMENT,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW ARTICLE; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM OTHER MARION COUNTY JURISDICTIONS; PROVIDING FOR DUTY AND INTENTION NOT TO WAIVE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on June 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.                            

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.  THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.  IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published in Riverland News on 05/29/2014
Ordinance Published on Website on 05/23/2014
Public hearing published on website on 05/23/2014

 




Dee Brown Memorial Service
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17th, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 800 SE 41st Avenue, Ocala, FL.

Hires-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Emergency Services, 435 NW 2nd Street, Ocala, FL 34475.

Sunshine Notice - Dunnellon Trail and Bridge Ribbon Cutting
One or more Council member may participate in the Dunnellon Trail and Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Presentation by Loretta Shaffer and Larry Meador of the Visitors & Convention Bureau
Loretta Shaffer, Executive Director for the Visitors & Convention Bureau and Larry Meador, CEO of evok, the Visitors & Convention Bureau's advertising agency, will outline how they combined efforts to put a new face on tourism for Marion County at the City Council's Workshop Meeting on May 7th at 5:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club
One or more Council member may participate in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Dunnellon Boys & Girls Club on April 3, 2014, at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm located at 20077 SW 110th Street, Dunnellon.

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Vacancies on Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Board and Tree Board

The City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Board and the Tree Board. Read more about these three boards and the service they provide to the city. This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get involved in your community.

Planning Commission

Members serve three-year terms, must be residents of the City of Dunnellon, or property/business owners for more than three years.

The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed.

Historic Preservation Board:

The Historic Preservation Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District for the City of Dunnellon.

Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms; residency is not required.

The Historic Preservation Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed.

Vacancies on Tree Board

Members serve three-year terms; residency is not a requirement to serve.

The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The Board is responsible for the application and certification of the City as a Tree City USA.

The Tree Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed.

Interested parties may download an application at
www.dunnellon.org, or by contacting the Community Development Department at , calling 352-465-8500, ext. 1010, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Attn: Community Development.


Fire/Police Pension Trustee Needed
If you live within the municipal boundaries of the City of Dunnellon, and are interested in serving as a Trustee on the Firefighter and Police Officer Pension Board for a two-year term, please contact the City Clerk at 352-465-8500 or visit the city's website for application and requirements. Applicants should have a financial background in order to understand and make decisions regarding the investment of plan assets.

Notice of Public Hearing
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2013-07


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, CODE OF ORDINANCES, SUBPART B, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, APPENDIX A, “ZONING” BY AMENDING ARTICLE II, SECTION 2.2 TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF GROSS FLOOR AREA; AMENDING XIII, “ADMINISTRATION,” DELETING SECTIONS 13.8, “AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN” AND 13.10, “PROTEST OF AMENDMENTS;” AMENDING SECTION 13.11 TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL REZONINGS; AMENDING SECTION 13.14 RELATING TO SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR REZONING TO RBO, B-3, B-4, B-5, OR B-6 ZONING DISTRICTS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS THEREFORE;AMENDING OTHER SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 13 OF APPENDIX A TO BE INTERNALLY CONSISTENT WITH THE CODE OF ORDINANCES AND WITH STATE LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on January 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published in Riverland News on 01/02/2014
Ordinance Published on Website on 12/06/2013
Public hearing published on website on 01/09/2014

Notice of Public Hearing
The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE #ORD2013-06

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, CODE OF ORDINANCES, SUBPART B, “LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS”, BY AMENDING SECTION 94-37 REGARDING PUBLIC NOTICE OF QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on January 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published in Riverland News on 01/02/2014
Ordinance Published on Website on 12/06/2013
Public hearing published on website on 01/09/2014

Public Notice of City Council Intent to Participate in the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner
One or more Council member may participate in Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner on January 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., located at the Rainbow River Clubhouse. 

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

Public Notice of City Council Intent to Participate in Christmas Parade
One or more Council member may participate in riding in a City Council float in the Dunnellon Chrismas Parade on Saturday, December 7th, at 5:30 PM

Sunshine Law is equally applicable to elected and appointed council members and applies to any gathering of two or more members of the same board.  Council members will not discuss any issues which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING

     The City of Dunnellon, Florida (the “City”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the incorporated area of the City, for the cost of providing fire services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 9, 2013 at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the City Clerk's office located at City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. 

     In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the City with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (352) 465-8500, at least three (3) calendar days prior to the date of the hearing.


DATED this 06th day of November 2013.


 

By Order of the:                                                      

_________________________________
Dunnellon CITY COUNCIL

 

Published in the Riverland:

November 14, 2013
November 21, 2013
November 28, 2013
December 05, 2013

Posted on the City's web site 11/07/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vacancies on Tree Board and Planning Commission
The City of Dunnellon is accepting applications for the Tree Board and Planning Commission. Read more about these boards and the services they provide to the city. This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get involved in your community.

Tree Board 

Members serve three-year terms; residency is not a requirement to serve. 

The Tree Board hears residential and commercial applications for tree removal associated with site plans and preliminary plans. They are responsible for review of tree removal applications upon waterfront lands, wetlands, conservation lands, commercial properties more than 1 acre, and the removal of heritage or champion trees; forwarding their recommendations to the City Council. The Board is charged with the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting and removal of trees on property owned by the City. The Board is responsible for the application and certification of the City as a Tree City USA. 

The Tree Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed.

Planning Commission 

Members serve three-year terms, must be residents of the City of Dunnellon, or business owners for more than three years. 

The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwards a recommendation for action to the City Council. 

The Planning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed.

Interested parties may download an application at www.dunnellon.org, or by contacting the Community Development Department at , calling 352-465-8500, ext. 1010, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Attn: Community Development.

Posted on City web site 10/08/2013
Published in Riverland 10/03/2013


Notice of Police Union Negotiations
NOTICE OF POLICE DEPARTMENT UNION NEGOTIATIONS
Dunnellon City Hall Council Chamber
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, FL. 34431
September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.


Notice is hereby given that on the date listed above the City of Dunnellon will be negotiating a new union contract with the Dunnellon Police Department represented by the Florida Police Benevolent Association. These meetings are sunshine meetings and open to the public.




Posted on internet calendar 09/05/13
This notice posted on City bulletin board 09/05/13
Emailed Riverland News and Ocala Star Banner on 09/05/13


Notice of Public Hearings
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings will be held at Dunnellon City Hall on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM and Monday, September, 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM at 5:30 PM to discuss a proposed increase to water and sewer rates which would become effective October 1, 2013.

Notice of these hearings were posted with the Truth in Millage Notices and in the
August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013 Assessment and Utility bills.  Posted on the City's website on September 4, 2013. 

Precautionary Boil Water Notice_RESCINDED

As of Friday, August 23, 2013 this "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" has been RESCINDED.  Please download the following notice for more information.

A Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been issued for the following:

RESIDENTS/BUSINESSES OF DUNNELLON LIVING IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY SW 100TH PLACE & SW 190TH COURT IN RAINBOW SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES.

For more information, please download the following notice.


Town Hall with Congressman Ted Yoho
Congressman Ted Yoho, 3rd District of Florida, will be holding a Town Hall at Dunnellon High School on Tuesday, August 20th beginning at 6:00 PM.  Please download the attached flyer for additional details.

Notice of Publice Hearing Resolution #RES2013-06 and Resolution #RES2013-07

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF DUNNELLON PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER PROPOSED ORDINANCES AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES AND RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL

RESOLUTION RES#2013-06

A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, MAKING RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE 2013-06, AMENDING THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, CODE OF ORDINANCES, SUBPART B, "LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS", BY AMENDING CHAPTER 94, ARTICLE II, "PLANNING COMMISSION"; BY AMENDING SUBSECTION 16 OF SECTION 94-37, "POWERS AND DUTIES"; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

And

RESOLUTION RES#2013-07

A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, MAKING RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE 2013-07, AMENDING CITY OF DUNNELLON, CODE OF ORDINANCES, SUBPART B, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, APPENDIX A, ZONING, ARTICLE XIII, "ADMINISTRATION"; BY DELETING SECTION 13.8 , "AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN"; BY AMENDING SECTION 13.12, "HEARINGS BEFORE PLANNING COMMISSION"; AMENDING SUBSECTION 3 OF SECTION 13.14, "SPECIAL PROCEDURE FOR REZONING TO RBO, B-3, B-4, B-5 OR B-6 ZONE"; AND AMENDING SECTION 13.15, "ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL OF DUNNELLON"; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the above Resolutions for recommendation to the City Council in regards to ordinances to amend the City of Dunnellon, Code of Ordinances, pursuant to the requirements of Section 1.9 of the Dunnellon, Florida Code of Ordinances.

Dunnellon City Hall
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, FL 34431

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
5:30 p.m.

The proposed Resolutions may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed resolutions.

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the Planning Commission at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Posted on City Website 8/14/2013


Bid #BID2013-03 City Attorney

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #BID2013-03

CITY ATTORNEY

The City of Dunnellon is seeking applications for the position of City Attorney. Applicants must be in good standing of the Florida Bar continuously for the previous five years with established practice in North Central Florida. The City Attorney will be appointed by the Dunnellon City Council. Request for Proposals and Guidelines for Application can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500. One master and six copies of the application must be in a sealed envelope marked "Request for Proposal #BID2013-03, City Attorney" and submitted to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431 no later than 2:00 P.M. on August 29, 2013. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE.

Posted on City website on 7/26/2013
Published in various Newspapers 8/01/2013 and in the FL Bar Newsletter 8/15/2013


Bid #BID2013-02 Special Magistrate

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BID #BID2013-02

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE SERVICES

The City of Dunnellon is seeking an attorney interested in serving as Special Magistrate for the City of Dunnellon. Requirements: member of the Florida Bar with no less than 5 years experience in municipal law in Florida, experience as special magistrate preferred. Contract position with limited hours depending on code cases and red light camera administrative appeals filed. Submission deadline no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 15, 2013. Detailed specifications and application can be obtained at http://www.dunnellon.org/Bids.aspx or call 352-465-8500. Application must be in a sealed envelope with requested compensation and marked "Request for Proposal #BID2013-02, Special Magistrate" to the City Clerk at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. The City of Dunnellon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. EOE.

Posted on the City Website 7/17/2013
Published in various Newspapers 7/25/13 and in the FL Bar Newsletter 8/01/2013


Public Hearing Ordinance 2013-02 Special Magistrate Process for Red Light Camera Violations

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE #ORD2013-02, SPECIAL MAGISTRATE PROCESS FOR RED LIGHT CAMERA VIOLATIONS

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE CITY’S CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MAGISTRATE AND CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD TO SERVE AS LOCAL HEARING OFFICER PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA (2013); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO UTILIZE CODE ENFORCEMENT STAFF TO IMPLEMENT CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA (2013); AMENDING SUBDIVISION 2, "SPECIAL MAGISTRATE", OF DIVISION 2, "CODE ENFORCEMENT", OF ARTICLE V, "BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS", OF CHAPTER 2, "ADMINISTRATION", OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, TO ADD NEW SECTION 2-202, "RED ZONE TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS", PROVIDING FOR HEARINGS BEFORE THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published in Riverland News 07/11/2013
Posted on City Website 07/02/2013


Public Hearing Ordinance 2013-03 Amendment to the Redlight Camera Ordinance

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE #ORD2013-03, AMENDMENT TO THE REDLIGHT CAMERA ORDINANCE

The City of Dunnellon proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON OF MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY CODE, BY AMENDING AND UPDATING NUMEROUS SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 65, "INTERSECTION SAFETY", FOR CONSISTENCY WITH STATE STATUTES; IMPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2013-160, LAWS OF FLORIDA (2013); AMENDING SECTION 65-1, "INTENT"; AMENDING SECTION 65-2, "USE OF TRAFFIC INFRACTION DETECTORS"; REPEALING SECTION 65-6, "THIRTY DAY NOTICE; INTRODUCTORY PERIOD", AND ADOPTING NEW SECTION 65-6, "NOTICE AND PROCEDURE"; AMENDING SECTION 65-6A, "IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERAL LAW"; AMENDING SECTION 65-7, "REVIEW OF RECORDED IMAGES"; AND AMENDING SECTION 65-11, "VEHICLE OWNER AFFIDAVIT OF NON-RESPONSIBILITY"; PROVIDING

FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing is scheduled for the Regular City Council Meeting on July 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT DUNNELLON CITY HALL, 20750 RIVER DRIVE, DUNNELLON, FLORIDA 34431, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published in Riverland News 07/11/2013
Posted on City Website 07/02/2013


Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
In accordance with CFR-2012-title40-vol24-sec141-155 Report delivery and record keeping, the water quality reports are hereby published electronically and available for review. 

City of DunnellonRainbow Springs; and Rio Vista

For more information, contact Public Services at (352) 465-8590. 

Joint Meeting with Cities of Ocala & Belleview/Towns of McIntosh & Reddick
The City of Dunnellon will be joing the other Marion County Cities & Towns in a Joint Workshop to discuss the Gas Tax.  Please see the City of Ocala Public Notice for further information. 

More than one Dunnellon City Council Member may attend this Workshop.


Quasi Judicial Hearing Rezoning Delaware St./Ordinance #ORD2012-08

The City of Dunnellon City Council will hold a Quasi-Judicial Hearing on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon, FL 34431 to consider the adoption of:

ZONING CHANGE #REZ2012-05
ORDINANCE #ORD2012-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA; AMENDING APPENDIX ‘A’ ZONING OF THE DUNNELLON CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 6.3, ENTITLED ZONING MAPS, REZONING 0.38 ACRES LEGALLY DESCRIBED ON THE MARION COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS PARCEL NUMBER 3380-0474-00 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SEC 35, TWP 16, RGE 18, PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 174, DUNNELLON, LOTS 473, 474, 475 FROM (R-3) MULTIPLE DWELLING TO (P) PUBLIC; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL FREE OF CHARGE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND PROVIDE COMMENT.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

Published in Riverland News 11/29/2012 
Posted on City Bulletin Board 11/29/2012 and Website 11/28/2012


Important Information About Your Drinking Water
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for CITY OF DUNNELLON


Our water system did not fulfill our monitoring requirements over the past year. Even though
this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and
what we did to correct the situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.
Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health
standards. During June-September 2012 we did not complete all required monitoring or did not
test according to required methods for lead and copper and, therefore, cannot be sure of the
quality of our drinking water during that time.

We were required to collect lead and copper tap samples. We did not collect some or all of the
required samples.

What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time.

What is being done?
Substitute (make-up) samples will be collected no later than December 31,2012.
We will collect all required samples by December 31,2012.

For more information, please contact Richard Grabbe at (352) 465-8590 or 11924 Bostick
Street Dunnellon, FL 34432.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those
who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing
homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or
distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by City of Dunnellon.
State Water System 10#: 6424073 / 6422679 / 6421512
Date distributed: Website 11/20/2012 Utility Bills week of 11/26/2012.

Revised Settlement Agreement #AGR2012-88 With Rainbow River Ranches
PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
September 24, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Dunnellon City Hall
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, Fl. 34431


The Dunnellon City Council will consider approving the Revised Settlement Agreement #AGR2012-88 with Rainbow River Ranches, Conservation Land Group and Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) pertaining to the Burt Harris claim against the City.


ANY PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (352) 465-8500 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Published 09/13/2012 Riverland News
Posted on City Bulletin Board and Website 09/05/2012


Public Hearing CDBG Grant
The City of Dunnellon is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $650,000.00 under the FFY 2012 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the City of Dunnellon is applying are:

Activity Number and Name Budget LMI% Benefit
03J – Water Tank/Well/Treatment Plant $563,000.00 At Least 51%
21A – Administration $ 52,000.00 N/A
21B – Engineering $ 35,000.00 N/A

Total $650,000.00

The project will undertake the construction of a water transmission line from the Marion County water plant at the Dunnellon airport connecting to the City of Dunnellon’s potable water system.

The City of Dunnellon plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities; if any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City of Dunnellon will assist with relocation payments based on uniform act requirements.

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the City of Dunnellon City Hall located at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida . A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at the City of Dunnellon, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. no more than five (5) working days after October 1, 2012. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before October 1, 2012. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact: Harold Horne, Community Development Director, City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431. Telephone (352) 465-8500.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact the City Clerk at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact the City Clerk at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact the City Clerk at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the City of Dunnellon and DEO for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to remain available for a minimum period of six years.

1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax, benefit or any other form of direct or indirect benefits by source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000.00 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interest by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the
providers of those funds and the amount provided; and

6. The expected uses of all funds by activities and amount.

A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction

Published in Riverland News on 09/13/2012
Posted on the City's website on 09/11/ 2012


Public Hearing Final 2012 Millage Rate and FY2012-2013 Budgets
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The City of Dunnellon has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012-2013.  A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on

September 24, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Dunnellon City Hall
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, Fl. 34431

Published in Riverland News on 09/20/2012 
Posted on the City's website on 09/06/2012


Quasi Judicial Hearing Comprehensive Plan Amendment #CPA2012-03/Ordinance #ORD2012-07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
CITY OF DUNNELLON
TRANSMITTAL OF A PROPOSED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT #CPA2012-03
 
 
ORDINANCE #ORD2012-07, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO UPDATE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF DUNNELLON;  PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
 
The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing and first reading of the above ordinance for transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs for its review and comments pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 163.3184, Florida Statutes.
 
Dunnellon City Hall
20750 River Drive
Dunnellon, FL 34431
August 27, 2012              **Continued to Date Certain September 24, 2012
5:30 p.m.
 
The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8am-4pm weekdays.
 
Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report.
 
APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD.  Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary.  The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City Council for public use.
 
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500.

Ordinance and Map

Published in Riverland News and Ocala Star Banner on 08/16/2012
Posted on City's Website on 08/15/2012