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City of Bushnell, Florida

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Parks and Recreation Facilities

The City of Bushnell has three recreational facilities. The Kenny Dixon Sports Complex, the Bushnell Community Center, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park.

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Awards and Recognitions

The City of Bushnell has proudly accepted the following awards for various achievements and dedication in specific fields:

Tree City USA

Outstanding Rural Community

Best Places to Work in Lake and Sumter Counties

Certificate of Excellence for Financial Reporting (City Clerk/Finance Dept.)

Audit Award

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New Resident Information

Welcome to our beautiful city! We hope that you will find the information contained in this web site useful and valuable. Listed below is a link to our "City of Bushnell Phone List" which contains our most commonly requested phone numbers for Sumter County government offices, local cable providers, insurance companies, banks, restaurants, auto repair facilities, and many other categories. We have also provided a list of links to other Sumter County web sites that we have found useful for new residents.

City of Bushnell Phone List

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

Sumter County Board of County Commissioners

Sumter County Clerk of Court

Sumter County Property Appraiser

Social Security Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Business Information

New Business Information

Welcome to our beautiful city! We hope that you will find the information contained in this web site useful and valuable.

We appreciate you choosing Bushnell for your new business location. Listed below and contained within the information on this page are some links to necessary applications that need to be completed for new businesses in the city.

  • We encourage that you contact Denise Lee in our Zoning department at 352-793-2591 before you sign a lease or purchase a location to make sure the property is zoned for your type of business.
  • A fire inspection will need to be completed before you will be permitted to open for business. You may also need a building permit, a sign permit and/or a change of use permit; please call Denise Lee with our building and zoning department at 352-793-2591 to find out what you will need. Click here for more information.
  • Please fill out an application for commercial utility services for your place of business. Click here to download the Commercial Utility application. We offer Electric, Water, Sewer and Refuse services; services vary by location. Please call City Hall to find out what services are available at your specific location.
  • All businesses operating inside the city limits are required to have an active business tax. Click here to download the business tax application.

Please note: you only need a business tax license with the City of Bushnell if you have a permanent place of business inside the city limits of Bushnell and you will have customers coming and going from that location.

The City of Bushnell is always looking for businesses to participate in various community events that we put on throughout the year, to find out more information please call Kellie Mason at 352-793-2591.

All businesses with water service are required to test their backflow devices on a yearly basis. If you do not test your backflow device by the deadline listed on your backflow letter then the City will test the backflow device for you and bill your utility account.

If you would like your utility account set up for automatic payments, download, fill out and turn in this application.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact our customer service department at 352-793-2591.

Thank you for choosing Bushnell!

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CITY OF BUSHNELL ELECTIONS


VOTING WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 6TH WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION

Bushnell residents will be voting for the Bushnell candidate of choice (Seat 5) and the City of Bushnell Charter Amendments in the upcoming General Election. The General Election date is November 6, 2018. When you cast your vote for State and County Officials, you will also be able to vote for the Bushnell Candidate of choice. Council Seat Candidates are Incumbent Councilwoman Karen Davis and Tracy Taylor.

You will NOT vote at the Bushnell City Hall for the City Election. You will vote for your City of Bushnell Candidates at your County designated precinct.

Should you have any questions or concerns please call the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections 352-569-1540 or Bushnell City Hall 352-793-2591.

Attention: The Proposed Charter Amendments are attached in Ordinance 2018-07. If you should have any questions regarding the Proposed Charter Amendments, please call City Clerk, Christina Dixon at 352-793-2591 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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
information.

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

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

02-10-18 Music in the Park

 

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored the community service efforts of the City of Bushnell by recognizing the municipal electric utility with the 2016 Building Strong Communities Award.

Honored during the Building Strong Communities luncheon at FMEA’s annual Energy Connections Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, on October 27, the City of Bushnell received the award for its commitment to enhancing its customers’ quality of life through community improvement programs such as the Summer Day Camp, Bushnell Fall Festival,  Movies in the Parks, Public Safety Awareness Programs and Crafts Around the Corner Arts and Crafts Show.

“Being a part of the community is about more than making sure the lights are on,” said FMEA Executive Director Barry Moline. “The recipients of the 2016 FMEA Building Strong Communities Awards excel in not only taking an interest in seeing their communities succeed, but also actively working toward making them better places to live and building strong communities.”

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.

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