BRONSON — The Levy County Commission hosted an unusually short meeting this month, as there was less business to conduct in the early summer.
Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum and Colonel Mike Sheffield requested the commission approve funding to repair the roof and heat/air conditioning at the Levy County Jail. The air conditioners are original to the building and were installed 35 years ago. There have been patches done to the roof before, but it has outlived its lifespan. The commission voted to preliminary approve, moving forward with two lowest bids.
The commission also voted to move Precinct 5 in Chiefland, Willow Sink, back to its original voting location at 6731 NW 100th St. in Chiefland. The precinct voting location was moved to the Tommy Usher Center in July 2020 because of social distancing concerns.
“Everyone in the county will be getting a new (voter registration) card from us, regardless of this change, because of redistricting,” Tammy Jones of the Levy County Supervisor of Elections, said. “All those numbers have changed, so everyone in the county will get a card. So, I would encourage everyone to look at the card they get to know where they go on election day.”
“We didn’t make any precinct changes, just to be clear,” she said. “Just this one polling location.”
The commissioners also invited the public to their annual Flag Day Ceremony that was held on Tuesday at the flagpole outside of the Levy County Government Center in Bronson. There was also a flag retiring ceremony. Those with a worn or tattered American flag were able to drop it off at the board office prior to the event. The county will respectfully dispose of the flag in the proper fashion.
In closing, the commissioners applauded the Chiefland Woman’s Club for hosting another successful Watermelon Festival and are looking forward to the region’s Fourth of July events.