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Dade City votes to annex 2 acres on U.S. 301
The property, which is zoned commercial, could be the site of a restaurant or hotel.
By HELEN ANNE TRAVIS, Times Staff Writer
Published October 10, 2007
DADE CITY - Commissioners voted Tuesday to annex a little more than 2 acres into the city. The property, on the east side of U.S. 301, is currently used for the American Dreamhome Mobile Home Sales site.
The new addition to the city is zoned commercial and there is already interest in using it to build a sit-down restaurant or hotel.
Commissioners also voted to hold workshops reviewing proposed revisions to the city's charter, which has not been updated in more than three decades, said Karla Owens, city attorney.
One possible revision recommends dividing the city into five districts for election purposes. Under the proposed revision, commissioners would still be elected by the entire population, but would be required to live within a predetermined geographic district.
Currently, all of the city commissioners live within a 11/2 miles of each other.
The workshop will be held at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the commission chambers.
In other news, commissioners voted to approve the emergency purchase of a new pump for the city's wastewater treatment plant.
Two of the three pumps went down this weekend, said Jim Class, the interim city manager.
"If the third one goes down, which is the same age as the others, we will not be in compliance with the EPA and be subject to fines," said Class.
One pump will be replaced immediately; the other will be replaced after the city reviews bids.