August 15, 2018
PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE
TO: ALL RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES OF STARKE
The City of Starke experienced a water main break at approximately 8 pm, August 14, on Alton Road near the Edwards Road ballpark. The entire city experienced some form of water pressure loss due to the water main break.
THEREFORE, AS A PRECAUTION, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes BE BOILED. A ROLLING BOIL OF ONE MINUTE IS SUFFICIENT – AS AN ALTERNATIVE, BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED.
THIS PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTILTHE PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND A BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. The city is required by state law to perform 2 sets of sampling in the area and when we are notified of the passing results, we will issue a rescission of the boil water notice through media outlets and the Everbridge notification system of the Bradford County Emergency Management.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience.
If you have questions or concerns, you may call city hall at (904) 964-5027. Bob Milner, City Manager
The City of Starke will have our Budget Workshops on August 14 and August 21.
City of Starke Election: The City of Starke will hold an election for the open commission seats of District 1 & 3 on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. All voting will occur at City Hall at 209 N. Thompson St. from 7 am - 7 pm. The City Commission has contracted with Bradford County Supervisor of Elections Terry Vaughan to be responsible for the election process. You may register to vote, check the district you reside in and find additional information at www.bradfordelections.com. You must register to vote by August 6 in order to be eligible to vote in the city election.
After hours utility call-outs (904) 964-6161
If you lose electricity at your residence or business, the first thing to do is check your panel box to determine if a fuse or switch has been shut down due to overload or other reasons. If a breaker will not stay powered, the problem is within your building and NOT from the power supplied by the city. Many times we dispatch a lineman to a residence only to discover the resident hasn’t performed due diligence to ensure the problem is not within the residence or business. If some appliances or lights are powered and not others within the same building and the owner cannot alleviate the problem, an electrician should be called. If you have done your due diligence and see your neighbor’s lights on but you have no power, please call the afterhours number at (904) 964-6161, which is the Bradford County Combined Dispatch Center. They will page out the appropriate electric, water or sewer on call employee who will respond and evaluate the situation. If you detect sewage backing up in your toilet, you should call a plumber immediately as there is most likely a stoppage between your toilets and the connection to the city sewer system known as a cleanout. NOTE: Baby wipes and feminine products should never be flushed down toilets as these items do not dissolve and are the most frequent causes of stopped toilets or sewer systems (along with kid’s socks and toys). In the unlikely event you observe what appears to be raw sewage being emitted from a pipe or manhole, please call the afterhours number above as well.
No burning inside City limits
All residents are reminded that open burning within the city limits of Starke is prohibited. We realize that many residents perform their yard work on weekends and stack the debris by the roadside. WCA will only pick up piles of 4 yards or less on Wednesday. Otherwise, the city grapple truck will retrieve the next day scheduled for your neighborhood, which changes based on the needs of the city.
Click here to download our Annual Drinking Water Report Click here to download our 2016 Lead Copper Results
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Our population, according to the 2010 census, is 5,449.
Starke, Florida is poised for continued growth for years to come. Whether you have lived in Starke all your life, or have recently moved here, you will quickly understand that it is a very special place.
209 N. Thompson Street | Starke, Florida, 32091 | Phone: 904.964.5027
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