Zoning and Poe Springs top list

HIGH SPRINGS – High Springs City Manager Edwin Booth is kicking off 2013 by meeting with County Manager Richard Drumm on Thursday, Jan. 3. Booth initiated the meeting before Christmas as a sort of “meet and greet” to get to know one another and begin discussions on some items in common to both governments.

One of the items on Booth’s list is enclaves, which are county areas surrounded by city-zoned properties. “That’s something we need to work on getting cleaned up,” said Booth in an interview the day before his meeting with Drumm.

Another area of mutual concern is Poe Springs. “We are not quite ready to take that over yet, but it certainly seems like they are putting some money into it and it is probably something we should take over at some point,” said Booth.

Concerns about not having a recreation director or department to maintain the spring is one item holding up progress on taking over management of the popular recreational spot. “We need to get that taken care of and in place before we have the responsibility of maintaining the spring,” said Booth, who is expected to bring the High Springs City Commission up-to-date on the joint city-county meeting prior to their next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10.

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