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The Town of Fort White June 8, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE
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Town of Fort White, Florida
town@fortwhitefl.com
P O Box 129
118 SW Wilson Springs Rd.
Fort White, FL 32038
Phone: 386 497-2321

We currently have vacancies on our Planning and Zoning Board, please contact Town Hall with questions. Our recycling center is open and for Columbia County Residents ONLY!

The Town of Fort White is located in Columbia County, Florida, named for a former Second Seminole War fort built nearby in 1837. It is the closest town to Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Fort White High School and the Fort White Public School Historic District are located within the town’s borders. The original school building was constructed in 1915. As of 2016, the population of Fort White was 576.

The Town of Fort White, was founded in 1870 and flourished briefly after the arrival of the railroad in 1888. Phosphate mining and the growing of citrus and cotton sparked a boom that before 1900 made Fort White the second largest city in Columbia County with a population of nearly 2,000. The boom collapsed when severe freezes in the winter of 1896-1897 destroyed the local citrus industry. Phosphate mining ceased by 1910, and the boll weevil ended cotton farming before World War I. A handful of historic buildings, such as the Old Fort White School (1915) remain from the town’s era of prosperity.

 

Town of Fort White | Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk | clerk@fortwhitefl.com
118 SW Wilson Springs Road | Fort White, Florida 32038 | (386) 497-2321

Please make public records request to the Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk at clerk@fortwhitefl.com. E-mail Contact for Town of Fort White – Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE TOWN OF FORT WHITE TOWN COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 – 6:00 PM

The Town Council of the Town of Fort White will be conducting a TELEPHONIC Town Council WORKSHOP meeting utilizing communications media technology (CMT), related to conducting public meetings while under the public health emergency related to the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Live meeting coverage—AUDIO ONLY.

Public access to this TELEPHONIC meeting cam be accomplished as follows:

Dial the toll free number: 1-888-686-1115 from your phone or 386-400-9288 if local.  When asked for extension dial 386. Participants will be muted until public comments are requested.  Participants wishing to comment will press *9 to raise or lower hand.  A moderator will call on you when it is your turn to speak at which time you will press *6 to unmute microphone.  Please state your name clearly for the record.  Each speaker will have three (3) minutes to comment.  When finished speaking press *6 again to mute your microphone to avoid background noise. 

Written Public Comment—accepted in advance of meeting.

  1. By mail to : Town of Fort White, P.O. Box 129, Fort White, FL 32038
  2. By email to: clerk@fortwhitefl.com
  3. By phone to the Town office at 386-497-2321

All written comments submitted shall be received on or before 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 6, 2020.  Please note all written comments will be made a part of the public record.  If any member of the public requires additional information about this Town Council meeting or has any questions about how to submit a public comment at the meeting, please contact:

Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk at 386-497-2321

Please contact the Town Office at 386-497-2321 to report issues with the technology that the Town is using,(not the technology members of the public are using) to provide public access (listening and/or commenting) to the meeting.

Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meetings are requested to call the Town of Fort White office at 386-497-2321, or email clerk@fortwhitefl.com at least two (2) business days in advance of the meeting.

In accordance with Sect. 286.0105 Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person wishes to appeal a decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.