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The City of Bushnell has received multiple calls from Bushnell Business owners stating that they have been contacted by someone claiming to be their utility provider and that they need to make payment as soon as possible or their services will be disconnected! This is a SCAM!

DO NOT give them any information!

Please HANG UP and call us directly if you are not sure if they are legitimate or not.

 Be aware and don't fall for it!

If you have any questions, please call City Hall.

 

At a regularly scheduled Council meeting on January 8, 2018, the Bushnell City Council approved Resolution 2018-01, approving the execution of the transfer agreement between the City and Sumter Electric Cooperative, INC. authorizing the Mayor to execute the transfer agreement;  delegating authority to the City Manager, City Staff, and consultants to take all actions necessary to implement the transfer agreement and close the transaction contemplated thereby, subject to certain conditions precedent.

The transfer agreement is similar to a sales contract and specifies the terms and conditions associated with Bushnell’s purchase of the SECO Electric System inside the City limits.

The City of Bushnell will be updating the website frequently with the most current information regarding the Electric Integration Project.

The City of Bushnell is now hiring for the following positions:

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Click each position above for a job description.

Applications are available at Bushnell City Hall located at 117 E Joe P Strickland, JR Ave., Bushnell, Florida or online; click here to download the application. Questions concerning these positions may be directed to Kelly Marcoux, 352-793-2591 x 1114.

The City of Bushnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. EOE/ADA

Project Name: City of Bushnell, Hurricane Irma - Debris Removal

 

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Bushnell, Florida, (Owner), until 3:00 PM, local time, December, 28th, 2017, at the office of:

 

Ms. Christina Dixon
Bushnell City Hall
P.O. Box 115
117 E. Joe P. Strickland Jr. Avenue
Bushnell, Florida 33513
(352) 793-2591
Fax (352) 793-2711

 

For the removal of Brush/Vegetation of the following described Project:

 

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to solicit bids to remove brush/ vegetation. The contractor shall remove all brush/vegetation from site. Approximately 4,000 yards of Brush/Vegetation.

 

The project site is located at Bushnell Public Works 211 Southland Place Bushnell, FL 33513. Prospective companies interested in viewing the proposed work should contact the Public Works Director, Mike Eastburn, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Mr. Eastburn can be contacted via email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 352-793-3907.

 

Bids will be opened publicly by the Bushnell City Clerk on December 28, 2017 at 3:05 PM and filed with the City Clerk. Tabulations and recommendations will be presented to the Bushnell City Council.

 

The Contract period is 30 calendar days to substantial completion.

 

No Bid Bond Required.

 

Bids will not be valid unless sealed in an envelope and marked “SEALED BID” and identified by the name of the firm bidding, name of project, and date and time of bid opening.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Contact Information:

Mass Care Support Line 850-536-8340

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The City of Bushnell began the process of debris removal on September 12th, 2017 throughout the City Limits of Bushnell.

Public works has completed clearing all roads. Residents are advised to follow the debris removal guidelines below to ensure your debris is removed.

•ALL STORM DEBRIS MUST BE SEPARATED - PLACE ALL TREE DEBRIS IN A PILE ON THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR PICKUP.
•ALL STORM DEBRIS - TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES MUST BE NO LONGER THAN 4 FEET IN LENGTH [Failure to comply will result in charges or debris not being picked up].
•LEAVES MUST BE BAGGED AND PLACED WITH HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE FOR PICK UP - DO NOT MIX BAGGED LEAVES WITH TREE DEBRIS.
•THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR PICKUP OF STORM DEBRIS CAUSED BY THE HURRICANE - WHETHER IT’S CUT BY THE HOMEOWNER OR A CONTRACTOR.

PLEASE REPORT ANY TREE DAMAGE ON THE CITY RIGHT OF WAY TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 352-793-2591.

PICKUPS WILL BE ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

Residents are reminded that the City will not pick up debris from Private roads or on private property.

Please be advised that there will be a charge for any debris/brush that is not on the right of way by October 11th, 2017.

 

Sumter County will be having a Household Electronic and Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Day [Amnesty Day] on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Lake Okahumpka Park, located at 6085 E. SR 44, Wildwood 34785. For more information about Amnesty Day, please call Sumter County Public Works at 352-689-4400 or visit their website by clicking here.

The City of Bushnell Electric Department, Public Works, and City Hall Staff are working diligently to restore power, clear roads, and make sure the needs of our citizens, and businesses are met after IRMA. City Hall is currently experiencing high call volumes, and our City Hall staff is responding to those calls. Duke Energy’s electric transmission line is back in-service and supplying power to the City. The City Electric Department is completing all necessary repairs to the electric distribution system, and City of Bushnell residents and businesses should start experiencing areas of power restoration today. The Public Works Department has been working to ensure the roads are clear, and safe for travel. Commercial garbage pick-up will begin on Wednesday, September 13th, and residential pick-up should be back on schedule on Thursday, September, 14th.The Public Works Department will soon begin the debris removal on the right-of-way of the streets. The Kenny Dixon Sports Complex is closed at this time due to the storm damage, and debris throughout the Park. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Bushnell Community Building, and Community Ball Park are open for business. Please continue to report road obstructions, and power outages.

The City of Bushnell appreciates your patience and understanding.

Bruce Hickle

City Manager

The City of Bushnell reminds you to stay safe and be ready. 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 previous hurricanes, tropical storms and weather-related events.

  1. Unplug appliances and electronics during power outages to prevent surges when electricity is restored. Power surges can damage equipment and start electrical fires.
  2. Operate portable generators in an open and ventilated area, never in the home or garage. Also, do not directly connect generators into your home’s main electrical system. This could create a back feed to the power grid and injure people working to restore electricity.
  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. Carry proper identification in the event you need to enter identification check points to access your home or neighborhood.
  5. 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.
  6. Utility companies typically cannot respond to customers with special needs during or immediately after a storm. Have an evacuation plan and know the locations of special needs shelters. If you or someone you know has special electrical medical equipment, contact the electric utility before the storm’s arrival.
  7. To determine a hurricane evacuation route, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.
  8. Collect water in your water heater by turning off power to the unit and closing the water valve. If water pressure is lost, approximately 40 gallons of fresh water will be stored in the tank. Fill bathtubs and the washing machine with water to clean with and to operate toilets.
  9. Clear patios and yards of lawn furniture, toys, potted plants and other items that could blow away and cause damage or injury.
  10. Locate gas water shut-off valves and the main electricity switch in the event they need to be turned off.
  11. 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 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

To download/print these Hurricane Safety Tips, open the attachment below.

The City of Bushnell is currently taking applications for part-time employment for the Public Works Department.  Starting salary range of $10.58 per hour, based on experience with no benefits. Applicants must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License, be 18 years or older, work outdoors performing manual labor and willing to work days, evenings or weekends with a flexible work schedule.

Applications are available at the Bushnell City Hall located at 117 E Joe P Strickland, JR Ave., Bushnell, Florida or on-line at http:www.cityofbushnellfl.com.  Applications accepted until position filled.  Questions concerning this position may be directed to Kelly Marcoux, 352-793-2591 x 1114.

The City of Bushnell is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Click here to download the application

Please be advised that Sumter County will be changing the emergency mass notification system from CodeRED to Everbridge. CodeRED warnings will stop as of 09-30-2017; make sure you sign up for the new notification system before that time. You can sign up at the following location: www.sumterprepares.com, select the AlertSumter button and follow the instructions.

Please see the attached press release below for full details.

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