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Town of Fort White, Florida
Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk

[email protected]
P O Box 129
118 SW Wilson Springs Rd.
Fort White, FL 32038
Phone: 386 497-2321

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 | [email protected]
118 SW Wilson Springs Road | Fort White, Florida 32038 | (386) 497-2321

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 January 21, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Town Council of the Town of Fort White will be continuing a special Town Council meeting originally held on January 6, 2021,  on January 21, 2021 to address utility and garbage collection issues.

Public access to this meeting can be accomplished as follows:

  • Audio— Dial from your phone 386-400-9288 if local, or the toll-free number: 1-888-686-1115. 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.
  • Attend in person— at 118 SW Wilson Springs Road, Fort White, FL   CDC guidelines for Covid-19 will be followed.
  • Virtually—https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3864009288?pwd=QThSSXcyN1JwMnQ0ZVZReU0xb2ZOUT09.

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: [email protected]
  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 Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  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 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 [email protected] 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.


https://fortwhitefl.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-NJh1JXJw.pngINVITATION TO BID

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF FORT WHITE, FLORIDA will receive sealed bids until 11:00 a.m., February 22, 2020, for the purpose of selecting a contractor for construction services.

BID TITLE: Fort White Water Loop

BID OPENING LOCATION:      Town of Fort White, 118 SW Wilson Springs Road, Fort White, FL 32038

The complete original bid and 2 copies must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED BID FOR FORT WHITE WATER LOOP” and delivered to TOWN HALL, 118 SW Wilson Springs Road, Fort White, FL 32038. Envelopes are to be sent or delivered in person to the above address. No postal mail will be accepted.

The Town of Fort White assumes no responsibility for bids received after the bid submittal time or at any location other than that specified, no matter what the reason. Late bids will be held unopened and will not be considered for award.

Any envelopes, boxes, or packages which are not properly labeled, identified, and prominently marked with the sealed bid identification, may be inadvertently opened upon receipt, thereby invalidating such bids and thereby resulting in exclusion from the official bid opening process.

Bids will be opened in public at 11 a.m. on February 23, 2020, or as soon thereafter as practical at 118 SW Wilson Springs Road, Fort White, FL 32038.

The Town of Fort white reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids in whole or part, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Town of Fort White

Electronic Copies of Bid Documents and specifications can be obtained from the NFPS website at http://www.nfps.net/bid-opportunities/. Paper copies of the Bid Documents are available from the Engineer’s Office at a price of $50.00 per printed set with a two (2) set maximum.  The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.

Contact Debbie Motes at North Florida Professional Services via e-mail ([email protected]) or telephone at 386-752-4675 with questions.  All questions must be received no later than 11:00 AM on February 11, 2020.






The Town of Fort White hereby requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide Project Administration Services for an anticipated FY 2020-2021 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the neighborhood revitalization category.  Administration services will include complete management and reporting for the project, to include, but not be limited to compliance with all applicable environmental review requirements, project/program management, financial tracking, monitoring labor standards, review of policies and procedures, reporting requirements, and project closeout.  Proposals will be considered on an equal competitive basis, using the following criteria:  (1) Successful experience in working with the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program—max. 30 points; (2) Proposed approach to local needs—maximum 25 points; (3) Familiarity or ability to quickly become familiar with local conditions—max. 25 points; (4) Qualifications of project staffing—max. 15 points; (5) Fee—max. 5 points.  One (1) original and five (5) copies of sealed proposals marked “RESPONSE TO THE TOWN OF FORT WHITE RFP-GRANT ADMINISTRATOR PROPOSAL” must be received by 2:00 pm (EST) on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Fort White Town Hall, 118 SW Wilson Springs Rd., P.O. Box 129, Fort White, FL  32038, ATTN:  Connie Brecheen, Town Clerk.  The Administration Services contract will be subject to grant award and release of funds by the funding agency.  In accordance with Chapter 287.133(2)(a), Florida Statutes, a person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a proposal.  MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to submit proposals.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/FAIR HOUSING/HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION PUBLICATION:  January 5, 2021