In a one-two-three Town of Havana meeting Tuesday morning, council members gave approval for a re-plat for a house and vacant lot at 301 Live Oak Lane. “In the original plat back in the 1970s it called for two lots. Mr. (Dick) Gandy built his home ten feet onto the second lot.
His granddaughter has now inherited the property,” said Town Manager Howard McKinnon. “Both lots meet the Land Development Code and all setbacks are met.”
The re-platting was given unanimous approval.
Ordinance #362 giving Havana Package Store approval to sell alcohol on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. was given the nod on first reading. It will come back for second reading at the town’s July meeting. McKinnon said he will check with the state about any additional waiting periods but he thinks there’s about a ten-day waiting period after July’s approval before becoming effective.
Homeowners on 5th Street S.W. (the road that goes between Stone’s and Buy-Rite from US 27 to Highway 12 at the railroad tracks) united by petition to get speed bumps to slow traffic down. “Children, adults and animals enjoy the outdoors and because of the rate of speed that cars travel on this street, (we ask you) to consider the speed bumps,” states the petition. Nine homeowners were for adding them and no one was against putting them in.
Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith told the board that his officers had initiated a three-day polling of the cars on the street in which 588 drivers used the streets. Of that number, 198 were going faster than the posted speed limit. There were 39 vehicles that were five to 10 m.p.h. above the limit and only three that were over 50 m.p.h.
The council unanimously approved putting three speed bumps on 5th Street S.W.
The town manager said that Havana area utility customers can now make credit card payments online for a small fee, after the council approved the new payment method. The board also gave unanimous approval for a work order to maintain 66 lights in the system of the Florida Dept. of Transportation highways. The town will receive $14,928.41 in a lump sum after council approval. The contract will be in effect from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.