Government

County Approves Rezoning for RV Storage

by LISA MACNEIL
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At the regular BOCC meeting on February 11, 2020, the commission voted unanimously to approve the small-scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM1904) that will allow for the rezoning of an 8.8-acre parcel located on the northeast side of Ponce De Leon Boulevard, approximately 447 feet southeast of Landfill Road.  The parcel will be rezoned from AG (agricultural) to C-2 (commercial), allowing for the development of an outdoor boat and RV storage area.

License agreement approved for Weeki Wachee dredging project

By LISA MACNEIL
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At the Jan. 28, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, the county voted 4-0 to approve the license agreement between the county and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)  for the Weeki Wachee River dredging project. If funding is approved, dredging could begin in the spring of 2021. Commissioner Jeff Holcomb was absent during this meeting. 

Public input needed for septic system remediation plans to help protect our springs

(Brooksville, FL) In order to comply with state mandates, the Hernando County Utilities Department will be hosting a public input open house to provide information regarding Septic System Remediation Plans to help protect our springs on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Sandhill Scout Reservation located at 11210 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville. Residents are invited to attend, provide input and ask any questions they may have.

Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr. File Bills for Analyzing Sea Level Rise

TALLAHASSEE, FL- According to a statement released on Jan. 21, 2020, Representative Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill) and Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah) have filed HB 1157 and SB 1284, the Florida Land Subsidence Research Initiative, in an effort to collect and analyze data using geodetic techniques with the objective of understanding the relationship of Florida’s landmass and sea-level rise measurements.

Busing, healthcare and community pool topics during part 2 of interlocal meeting

By LISA MACNEIL
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Last week, we ended our coverage of the Dec. 18, 2019 Interlocal meeting with Commissioner Steve Champion concerned about bus stops on major roadways with speed limits of 55 MPH, such as US Highway 41.  

(https://www.hernandosun.com/article/career-education-sidewalks-around-schools-lead-interlocal-meeting)

Hernando Board of County Commissioners approve school impact fee rate increase

by LISA MACNEIL

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - At the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the board voted 4-1 to increase school district impact fees to roughly $3,176 per single family home, half of the number requested by the school board. 

Commissioner Wayne Dukes was the dissenting vote.