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Dade City approves budget increase for a sidewalk, landscaping and fencing

DADE CITY — The Dade City Commission Tuesday approved an addition of $81,087 to the city's budget and decided to allow left turns out of the Howard Office Park's driveway onto Howard Avenue.

So far, the budget has been amended from approximately $10.49 million to more than $10.57 million for this fiscal year.

The additional funds come from an insurance refund, a grant from the Department of Transportation, money from the general fund and water fees.

The money added to the budget will be used for fencing at Watson Field, landscaping on Meridian Avenue and the construction of a sidewalk on Morningside Drive.

Tom Wolff, the owner of Howard Office Park at Seventh Street and Howard Avenue, approached the city about installing a median cut in front of his business's driveway on Howard Avenue for left turns.

His request was previously denied by the Dade City Historic Board.

City Manager William Poe said city staff agreed to the plan before it was denied by the board, with restrictions during peak traffic hours.

Wolff said he understood and agreed to the restrictions.

"Being on that corner for many years, I know the traffic," Wolff said. "I'm intimate with it."

Mayor Scott Black said a happy medium could be reached if Wolff took responsibility for the median cut's labor. The city will provide bricks for the median cut if they are available.

Wolff agreed and said he would arrange a meeting with city staff to talk about the specifics of the project.

Dade City approves budget increase for a sidewalk, landscaping and fencing 03/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:01pm]
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