City of Bushnell, Florida

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The City of Bushnell is currently accepting sealed bids for directional bores under roadways for the installation of the wiring circuits for the underground Electrical System. A non-mandatory, pre-bid meeting is scheduled at City Hall, 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Avenue on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. for anyone interested in hearing more about the project before bidding.

Descriptions, pictures of work areas, bid sheets, and packets are available at Bushnell City Hall, 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Avenue, or a PDF format is available on the City of Bushnell’s website below. Completed bids shall be delivered to the attention of Christina Dixon, City Clerk, 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Avenue, Bushnell, Florida or mailed to P. O. Box 115, Bushnell, Florida 33513 in time for the bid to be received by our office on the day of opening. All bids shall be delivered by Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:00 P.M., and marked “Sealed Bids for Directional Bores.” Bid openings and tabulations will follow immediately in City Hall’s Council Chambers. Bid recommendations will be presented for approval at the next Council Meeting on September 6, 2018.

For information on specifications and bore locations please contact Denise Lee at 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Ave. 33513, phone (352) 793-2591, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The City of Bushnell reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to accept bids, not solely based on price. Consideration for the successful bidder will also be based on the ability to meet specifications, delivery times, quality of products, and the bid that best meets the City’s needs and interests.

Please find all documents and information for this bid attached below.

Beginning July 23rd, there will be a road closure on C-475 South between CR-542 and CR-532.

This road closure is to allow for the replacement of the C-475 bridge over Jumper Creek. The closure is anticipated to last for 6 to 8 months.

A detour route has been established and is currently signed to direct traffic onto CR 532 and CR 542 for US 301 use. See the image attached below for the detour route. Local access will remain for properties on either side of the bridge in the closure area.

If you have any questions please call Sumter County Public Works at 352-689-4400.

Electric Integration Project Update Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, The City of Bushnell will be holding an Electric Integration Project Update Meeting on Monday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 am in the Bushnell Council Chambers located at 117 E Joe P. Strickland Jr. Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be to give an update on the progress of the Electric Integration Project (this meeting will be information only and no action can be taken).

All interested citizens are urged to attend.





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, The City of Bushnell will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Bushnell Council Chambers located at 117 E Joe P. Strickland Jr. Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss complaints against the Utilities Director and possible action taken.

All interested citizens are urged to attend.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, The City of Bushnell will be holding a Public Workshop on June 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm, in the Bushnell Council Chambers located at 117 E. Joe P. Strickland, Jr. Ave. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss salaries relating to the FY2018-2019 Proposed Budget.

All interested citizens are welcome and urged to attend.

Bushnell, Fla. – May 29, 2018 – City of Bushnell    

As Florida prepares for the 2018 hurricane season, the City of Bushnell reminds you to stay safe and be prepared. If a storm does hit our area, stay away from downed power lines – don’t touch them. Electric crews will be working diligently to restore power as quickly as possible.

The City of Bushnell has developed 12 often overlooked safety tips that electric customers should follow to protect themselves and their home. These safety tips remind our customers of things that people did not know or forgot during past hurricanes, tropical storms and weather-related events.

1.    Should your power go out, unplug appliances and electronics to prevent power surges when electricity is restored. Power surges often damage equipment and create fire hazards.

2.    If you use a portable generator: DON’T run a generator in the house, DON’T run a generator in the garage, and DON’T plug a generator directly into a house’s main electrical system. The first two could lead to suffocation and the third could send an electrical charge back to the power grid, which would create an electrocution hazard for utility workers. DO set up generators outside in a well-ventilated area, and DO plug individual appliances directly into the generator.

3.    If your home has water leaks or floods, shut off the power to your home until the electrical wiring can be inspected by a licensed electrician.

4.    If you smell natural gas, evacuate immediately and call the gas company’s emergency number.

5.    Carry proper identification in the event you need to enter identification check points to access your home or neighborhood.

6.    Inspect your home’s weatherhead for damage after a storm. The weatherhead is located above the electric meter where the electrical wires exit the conduit. The weatherhead is the homeowner’s responsibility, and utility workers cannot reconnect service if it is damaged. Contact a licensed electrician for repairs.

7.    Utilities typically cannot respond to customers with special needs during or immediately after a storm. Have an evacuation plan and know special needs shelter locations. If you or someone you know has special electrical medical equipment needs, notify the electric utility prior to the storm’s arrival.

8.    To determine a hurricane evacuation route, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

9.    Collect water in your water heater by turning off power to the unit and closing the water valve. If you lose water pressure, approximately 40 gallons of fresh water will be stored in the tank. Fill bathtubs and the washing machine with water to cleaning with and to operate toilets.

10.    Clear the patio and yard of lawn furniture, toys, potted plants and other items that could blow away and cause damage or injury.

11.    Locate shut-off valves and locations for gas, water and electricity in the event they need to be turned off.

12.    Create a hurricane survival kit that includes: first aid supplies; drinking water (at least one gallon per person, per day); batteries; flashlights; battery powered radio; manual can opener; prescriptions; baby food and diapers; pet food; canned foods; cash; tarps; rope; bleach; trash bags; charcoal or gas grill with plenty of fuel; wooden kitchen matches; and a portable cooler. Consider using a hard-wired, corded phone as cordless phones will not work during a power outage.

The hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th. For more information call City Hall at 352-793-2591.

To print this list of tips and other hurricane related information, open/download the attachments below.

Hear ye, Hear ye! The 2018 Bushnell Fall Festival is quickly approaching! This year’s Fall Festival and Parade theme is “Medieval Magic”. We Invite you to share your visions of Kings & Queens, Knights & Nobles, and Dragons & Castles. We have provided the vendor application as well as the sponsorship information for you to download and complete. [Open/download the attachments below]

Please feel free to contact Rebecca Morrison at 352-874-5175 or via email, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Sponsorships and vendor spaces are all offered on a first come, first served basis so act now before you miss your opportunity!

The City of Bushnell has received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.

For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized the efforts of Florida's public power utilities to stress worker safety as the No. 1 priority. Utilities are placed into categories according to their total man-hours worked, and rewarded for the most incident-free records. The incidence rate used to judge utilities was based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses compared to the total number of worker-hours during 2017, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The City of Bushnell was recognized for a perfect record with no reported accidents on the job in category A, which is comprised of utilities with up to 59,999 man-hours worked. This recognition reflects the city of Bushnell's commitment to protecting workers' safety, while also ensuring reliable electric service to the customers. In an industry where serious injuries and fatalities are inherent, safety training is the best line of defense in preventing accidents and saving lives.

Awards were presented on March 10 at the FMEA Annual Florida Lineman Competition Awards banquet in Lakeland.

About FMEA: The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida's residential and business consumers.

Press Release: Sumter County Smart 911 Service

Contact: Bradley Arnold

Immediate Release County Administrator
February 16, 2018 (352) 689-4400
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Sumter County adds Smart 911 service.

Wildwood, FL -

Sumter County announces today that their communications center has completed the integration of
Smart 911 services for Sumter County.

Smart 911 is a service without additional cost that allows citizens to create a safety profile that
includes any information they want first responders to have when responding to their call. In the
event there is a need to dial 9-1-1, the caller's Smart 911 profile will appear on the call taker
computer screen.

The PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) remains the first point of access to emergency services
and each advancement in technology has improved our ability to respond to the community.

With the addition of Smart 911 in Sumter County today, we reflect on the 50 years of 9-1-1. On
February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Mr. Rankin Fite, made the first 9-1-1 call from
the Haleyville City Hall.

For additional information and to create a safety profile, see www.smart911.com for additional

If you have any questions, please contact Sumter County at (352) 689-4400.

The next music in the park event will be held on March 10, 2018 from 2 pm to 5 pm. See the flyer below for more information.


Music in the Park 3-10-2018

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