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.
07.11.06 -- REPORT: Of historic district, McIntosh says, 'Enough already'
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Of historic district, McIntosh says, 'Enough already'
Voters approve a referendum by a landslide to ban expansion of the historic district
By Cher Phillips
McINTOSH -- Voters approved a charter amendment that would keep the town of McIntosh from expanding the historic district in the future.
A total of 166 voters turned out Tuesday, with 148 voting "yes" and 18 voting "no" to the proposed amendment that would ban expansion of the historic district in McIntosh by any means, expect if residents bording the district requested they be included.
In late June, the McIntosh Town Council passed a wide historic ordinance increasing the powers of the Historic Preservation Board, a citizen board, to control homes, property and businesses within the historic district, including detailed methods for increasing the historically designated areas in McIntosh. One method allowed the Historic Preservation Board to recommend an owner's property for historic designation even if that owner objected.
McIntosh has a population of about 430 people. During the general election last November, about 290 McIntosh voters showed up electing Frank Ciotti and Joe Phillips.
The next town council meeting will be Thursday at 6 p.m.
posted by Cher @ 8:26 PM,
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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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