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HIGH SPRINGS – The High Springs City Commission gave a unanimous nod to Interim City Manager Lee Vincent to sign an agreement with Chen Moore & Associates for completion of the gazebo landscaping project along Railroad Avenue.

The decision followed a report by Vincent at the Thursday, Nov. 8, city commission meeting in which he said he had been in touch with USDA Rural Development, the funding source for the project, and verified that funds were still available to complete the project.

Lighting and an irrigation system are to be installed as part of the landscaping.

Mayor Dean Davis, who had referenced that the parking lines were faded in previous meetings, said he hoped there was enough money left over to be able to stripe the parking area as well. As that was not originally part of the project funding, it is unclear whether USDA would allow the money to be used for that task.

The project, which began in 2009, was originally approved at $250,000. Sources at the City indicate a little more than $100,000 remains to finish the project. The project also received a $5,000 grant from Capital City Bank and a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart.

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