SEMINOLE — The city’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee launches its 50th anniversary photography contest Thursday, Aug. 15.
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SEMINOLE — As contract negotiations with Seminole firefighters continue, some former members of the department allege there is a morale issue among city employees, especially those working for Seminole Fire Rescue.
Councilor Jim Quinn announced he won’t seek reelection this year during the Seminole City Council’s June 29 budget workshop.
Mayor Leslie Waters has a new title to add to her name — author.
She has released “Good Morning Mayor, What’s Up?” through self-publishing and print-on-demand company Xlibris Book Publishers. This primer on local government explains how city governments are formed, managed and governed.
Four years ago, when the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole installed its first Field of Honor display at Seminole City Hall during the month of November, the club put only 24 American flags on display. Each flag was available for sponsorship by an individual, business or organization to honor a veteran. Uncertain of how the project would be received by the community, the group kept that initial number low.
“Those flags sold out pretty quickly,” said David Green, project chair.
Registration is under way for the city of Seminole’s fifth annual Citizens Academy, a six-week course where area residents learn about city government, meet staff, and tour city buildings and facilities.
When Hurricane Irma ravaged the Seminole area in September, the city’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of citizens trained to aid in such extreme scenarios, organized quickly, helping Seminole Fire Rescue and city staff with everything from evacuating residents to post-storm efforts.