Umatilla, Nature's Hometown, is located in northern Lake County, Florida and offers many outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping and hiking. Nearby Alexander Springs features the southern end of the Florida Trail, an unpaved hiking trail 60 miles long.
City Hall operations have moved from the north side of City Hall to the south side (Community Building side) in the rear (east side) of the building. Signs have been placed to direct visitors to the new location.
The City of Umatilla is a proud partner with Lake County's North Lake Business Opportunity Center (BOC). The BOC offers a wealth of programs, training, and other resources for entrepreneurs and business owners. Contact the BOC by telephone at (352)605-4575 or visit their website at www.lakeboc.com .
2014 CITY ELECTION INFORMATION
The next City of Umatilla municipal election is scheduled for November 4, 2014. The QUALIFYING PERIOD ended at NOON, June 20, 2014.
The following candidates submitted qualifying paperwork:
City Council Seat 4:
H. Scott Purvis
City Council Seat 5:
Katherine "Kaye" Adams
“Umatilla is a growing, family oriented, rural community that fosters safe and wholesome living with a focus on education and recreation while acknowledging the unique and historic ecosystem of our environment.”
The Umatilla Merchants Group holds the "Evening on the Avenue" event on the second Saturday of each month. Participating merchants extend their business hours to 8:00 p.m. and provide refreshments and entertainment. A percentage of sales is donated by the merchants to a local non-profit youth group. Past receipents have been the Umatilla High School Band and the Boys and Girls Club of Umatilla.
The Friends of the Library host a City-Wide Yard Sale each year on the first Saturday in March. The date for the next event is March 1, 2014.
Contact the Umatilla Public Library at (352)669-3284 for more information or to have your yard sale listed on their map.
The Greater Lake Youth Athletic Program will hold the 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off in March 2015, at Cadwell Park. Chili Cook Off hours are 4 pm - 9 pm.
The Florida Black Bear and Wildlife Conservation Festival is a fun and educational annual event that increases awareness and promotes safe coexistence of humans and wildlife. This festival focuses community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native Florida species as well as promoting Florida's unique ecosystems that serve as wildlife habitat. The festival will be held in October 2015 in Cadwell Park.
For More Black Bear Festival information visit the Chamber website at http://www.umatillachamber.org/BlackBearFest/index.htm
Festival Partners: City of Umatilla, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forestry Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway and Lake County.
The North Lake Relay for Life Chicken Wing Cook Off scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014, has been cancelled.
The Cracker Christmas Parade and Dog Jog is an annual event that will be held on December 13, 2014. An Arts & Crafts festival in Cadwell Park follows the parade.
The North Lake Relay for Life returns to Umatilla in 2015! The event will be held in Cadwell Park on March 28th and 29, 2015.
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