McIntosh Mirror: Reflecting news in the Tosh

Want to impact your community? Many of McIntosh's citizen boards have open seats and a council at a loss as to how to fill them.

Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

07.10.06 -- EDITOR'S NOTE: McIntosh town business meetings July 10-14

Meetings this week in the McIntosh:
In case you don't already know, public meetings in McIntosh are posting in a shadow box outside the town hall office.

Land Planning Agency
July 10, Monday 7 p.m.
McIntosh Civic Center

The Land Planning Agency is known as the LPA around town. This is Barbara Fellman's board -- as well as the board that sent up the ordinance with the forced entry clause the council defeated June 22. The purpose of this board is to rezone McIntosh, for all practical purposes.

This board also serves as the Board of Adjustment, which is a board of review for McIntosh.


Special Election
Charter Amendment Vote
July 11, Tuesday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
McIntosh Civic Center

If you do nothing this week, make sure you make the time to get out and make your voice heard.

This election is for the charter amendment that will add an amendment to the town charter prohibiting expansion of the historic district. Don't forget a picture ID.


McIntosh Tree Committee
July 11, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
McIntosh Civic Center

I've never been to a tree meeting, believe it or not. But the tree police are the ones who protect the town's canopy. I've heard they are reasonable folk. No agenda posted.


McIntosh Town Council Meeting with FEMA
July 13, 10 a.m.
McIntosh Civic Center

This meeting isn't what you think it is. The town council is not trying to meet at an off time and fool us all. Believe it or not. : )

This meeting is a state initiated workshop. Tracy Straub, stormwater engineer for Marion County, will hold a public outreach meeting discussing a flood map and a floor insurance study. This could effect future insurance for the area, especially in the lake area. This is actually an important meeting to hit and not for the normal reasons. Find out what FEMA has in mind for McIntosh.

Similar meetings in Marion County will be held July 11 - 13 at the Marion County Library, Room C.


McIntosh Town Council Meeting
July 13
McIntosh Civic Center

No agenda yet. When I see one, I'll post the highlights.
And the time, for some reason, I can never remember when they start.

posted by Cher @ 10:39 AM,


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I'm Cher From McIntosh, FL I'm a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a master's degree in Mass Communication. While I was finishing my undergrad degree in journalism last year, I reported on McIntosh, Fla. for an in-depth reporting class. I figured that the reporting and the public record files should go somewhere people can access them. Reporters don't report to keep the information they find to themselves. Some of that reporting is included here in a forum that allows response. McIntosh suffers because with no news coverage, the local government and the rumor mill have too much potential to run rampant over residents. I moved to McIntosh in the fall of 1999. My profile

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