Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

News Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

News Briefs

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Cooperation pledged

At Monday's meeting, the Atlantic Beach City Commission

authorized City Manager Jim Jarboe to look at alternative

methods for the funding, engineering and design of relocating

utilities in conjunction with the construction of the Wonderwood

Connector. Jarboe said he will work with the staffs of different

agencies, such as the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and

JEA, in an effort to come up with money-saving solutions.

54 hydrants on fix-it list

Bob Kosoy, Atlantic Beach director of public works, has issued

a plan of correction for the 54 fire hydrants in the city that

need to be replaced or repaired.

In an Aug. 4 memo to City Manager Jim Jarboe, Kosoy said the

five out-of-service hydrants would be fixed or replaced

immediately. Hydrants needing valve replacement would be the

department's second priority.

The department must investigate low-pressure problems to

determine the proper solutions, Kosoy wrote.

Fleet Reserve wins honors

The Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 was recognized for its

community service at the FRA Southeast Region's convention. The

Fleet Reserve Association is a worldwide veterans organization

that represents almost 165,000 active-duty and retired Navy,

Marine and Coast Guard members.

The Atlantic Beach branch of the association took first place

in youth activities, public relations, Americanism and

patriotism. It took second place for its work with hospitals,

welfare and rehabilitation.

Art Burt was selected as the region's (group one) person of the

year for his work with youth. Bob Cummings was selected as the

region's shipmate of the year for his continual work with the

association.

Fire marshal rehabilitating

Austin Wilson, the Jacksonville Beach fire marshal who suffered

a spinal cord injury in a July 8 boating accident on Lake

George, is undergoing therapy at Genesis Rehabilitation

Hospital. …

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