Free Mulch Available to Residents:
The City of Starke is chipping much of the yard debris piled up after Hurricane Irma and stockpiling it temporarily at the Edwards Road ballfield. Residents are welcome to go by the ballfield and load mulch onto their trailers and trucks for use in driveways or other projects. Because the inmate crews are busy picking up and chipping the debris, residents will need to load their own mulch.
City of Starke 100% restored to power - As of Saturday, September 16, the City of Starke has restored electrical power to the entire city. There are less than 15 residences which must have a licensed electrical contractor make some repairs before the city can restore electricity to those homes. We are extremely proud and grateful of the efforts of all of our city staff as well as the linemen from Alabama, Michigan and Oklahoma who assisted in getting us back on line in a matter of days after a Category I hurricane. In addition to the electric line crew, employees from the following departments worked overtime and while City Hall was closed for two days to allow the city to return to normal operations less than 48 hours after the hurricane: Fire, Police, Meter, Water and Sewer, Garage, Warehouse, Public Works, Gas, Inmate Crew and Clerk’s Office. We also want to thank our citizens for providing food and encouragement to those employees who work tirelessly every day to keep our full service city operating .
After hours utility call-outs
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 residents want to dispose of the many yard debris piles that will be stacking up for the next several weeks. The city is attempting to contract with several private companies to assist in the removal of the yard debris caused by Hurricane Irma. However, burning is not the proper disposal method. It is unsafe, unhealthy and violates the city’s fire code. For those residents who do not wish to wait for the city and contracted haulers to pick up the debris, they may transport the debris themselves to the New River Landfill on SR 121 near Raiford.
City Commision Meeting and Budget Workshop have been rescheduled for Tuesday September 19. Budget workshop is scheduled for 5:30 and the City Commission meeting begins at 6:30 pm.
The City of Starke, Florida, has been awarded funding from the FFY 2016-2017 Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) to fund recreational opportunities for individuals with unique abilities. Proposals from qualified individuals or firms are requested to provide consulting engineering services for FRDAP funded park improvements.Click here for full RFP!
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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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