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TOWN OF BRONSON BOIL WATER NOTICE

TOWN OF BRONSON
RESOLUTION 20-1207
RESOLUTION REGARDING WATER AND SEWER RATE INCREASES

Whereas an authoritative study undertaken and presented has recommended that water rates be increased; and

Whereas, the Town Council has reviewed the recommendations, discussed and considered the rate structure independently as well, and determined that certain adjustments are required in the interest of fiscal integrity and service maintenance; and

Whereas, under the provision of the Bronson Municipal Code, utility rates are subject to adjustment by resolution;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. There shall be a two-year rate increase in charges for water service, accomplished incrementally.  In year 1, commencing March 1, 2021 the base consumer rate for provision of water shall increase by 11.5% for all customers.  In the second year, commencing March 1, 2022 a like increase of 11.5% of the rate prevailing at the time of this Resolution shall take effect, so that the total increase shall, cumulatively, equal 23% of that which presently obtains.
  2. The charges for wastewater collection, treatment and disposal shall, effective March 1, 2021 be increased by 4%.
  3. All officers and agents of the Town are directed to proceed accordingly and the Clerk is specifically directed to publish this resolution in a local newspaper as soon as it is adopted and signed.
  4. All other provisions of law, ordinance and/or administrative regulation are confirmed as applicable and shall continue in full force and effect as regards the municipal furnishing of water and sewer services.

2019 Annual Water Report

COVID 19-Resources for the Public: 

  • Levy COVID19 Text Opt-In Service Open-Text CVUPDATE to 888777 
  • Free Children’s Meal Locator Service Open-Visit https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com for more info 
  • SBA Working Capital Loans for Business: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela 
  • Reemployment Assistance available to qualified residents: Visit www.FloridaJobs.org for more info. 
  • Updates on State actions can be found at www.FloridaDisaster.org.

Levy County Update on COVID-19: Residents and visitors should NOT rely on rumors, secondhand information, or assumptions. The Florida Department of Health has established several ways that you can get up-to-date information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone that has a question or concern may call the dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-779-6121 24/7. You can also email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov. For local residents and visitors, you can also contact the Levy County Health Department directly at 352-486-5300 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Links to all of the information can also be found on the Levy County Emergency Management website at LevyDisaster.com

ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE
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Wendy Maragh, Deputy Town Clerk, RMLO
Town of Bronson, Florida
650 Oak Street | PO Box 266
Bronson, FL 32621
Mon-Fri: 8:00-4:30
Phone: 352-486-2354
Fax: 352-486-6262
BronsonClerk@townofbronson.org

The Town of Bronson is the county seat of Levy County, and referred to as the “Heart of Levy County”. Originally known as “Chunky Pond”, it was founded by James C. Bronson in 1839. Bronson was a friend of David Levy Yulee, an early United States senator for whom Levy County is named, and who is credited with first bringing the railroad to west Florida. The railroad, which ran from Fernando Beach to Cedar Key passed through the Town of Bronson.

The original settlement of Bronson consisted of a saw mill and trading post. Logging was a big industry in the area, as was the growing of citrus. The area around Bronson reportedly had about 75 different orange groves. In the early years, Bronson was a crossroads town and an important stop along the route of the railroad, but as the land began to be logged out, the hard freezes in the 1890s destroyed the orange groves. Levy County provides Bronson with a local library branch. The Bronson Public Library was built by the Felburn Foundation founder, J. Phil Felburn. The Levy County Public Library System is a member of PAL (Putnam, Alachua and Levy County Public Library Cooperative).

If you need to get in touch with us you may reach us at Town Hall or via email at BronsonClerk@townofbronson.org.

Public Notice:
Due to issues with ADA Compliance the Town of Bronson website will no longer have availability to access Agenda Packages and Meeting Audios. We apologize for the inconvenience.  A copy of the Agenda Packets or Audio CD’s will be available by completing a records request. Please contact the Town of Bronson by calling 352-486-2354.

For public records requests please contact:
Wendy Maragh, Deputy Town Clerk, Records Management Liaison Officer
Town of Bronson, Florida
650 Oak Street
PO Box 266
Bronson, FL 32621
Mon-Fri: 8:00-4:30
Phone: 352-486-2354
Fax: 352-486-6262

The Town of Bronson is a Fair Housing Advocate. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at 800-669-9777 (Toll Free), 800-927-9275 (TTY), or the Town Clerk via phone at 352-486-2354 or via email at bronsonclerk@townofbronson.org.

The Town of Bronson is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, please contact the Town Clerk via phone at 352-486-2354 or via email at bronsonclerk@townofbronson.org.

The Town of Bronson is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate. If you feel you may have been discriminated against, please contact the Town Clerk via phone at 352-486-2354 or via email at bronsonclerk@townofbronson.org.