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Weather delays Tallahassee City Commission meeting, impacts city services

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Posted at 3:21 AM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 22:40:31-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The special meeting of the Tallahassee City Commission scheduled for Wednesday has been moved from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. because of the cold weather. 

The meeting agenda includes the City Commission discussing a resignation agreement pertaining to City Manager Rick Fernandez. Subject to the commission’s approval, Fernandez would retire effective Wednesday.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of a settlement with a local media outlet related to public records and an updated policy that would ensure text messages are archived in the future.

It will take place in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 300 S. Adams St., and be aired live on WCOT (Comcast and CenturyLink channel 13) and streamed live on Talgov.com.

City administrative offices, parks and community centers (including the Seniro Center) will delay opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday. 

StarMetro service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday to help keep passengers safe and roads clear for response personnel.

Residential garbage/recycling collection, including yard waste and bulky item pickup, will run the holiday week pickup Wednesday as scheduled, starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday. 

The Tallahassee International Airport remains open. As with any severe weather event, customers are encouraged to verify the status of their commercial flights with their airline prior to heading to the airport.

The City's Electric Utility is ready to respond to outages, should they occur. The Electric Utility asks residents to assist in the event power is lost by turning off heating systems until power is restored (i.e., lights come back on).

When power is being restored, the pull of thousands of heating systems all starting at once can cause a surge that causes the electric circuit to shut back down. Customers can call 891-4968 for utility service needs or use the DigiTally app.

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