Lisa MacNeil

Developers postpone Rezoning Application for Powell Rd Property

The BOCC voted 4-1 at the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to postpone the application of Sycamore Engineering and J.D. Alsabbagh to rezone the parcel located at Powell Road and Raines Road from agricultural (AG) to a planned development project (PDP).

The applicant postponed with the intention of modifying the application to bolster their position in a future meeting.

Commissioner Steve Champion voted against the measure.

BOCC Approves Subdivision South of Sterling Hills

At the regular meeting on January 14, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of a 20.2-acre parcel on the southeast side of Sterling Hills Boulevard, approximately 900' of its southern terminus.  The entrance to the parcel will be an extension of Windance Ave from Sterling Hills Blvd. 

The proposed name for the subdivision was not mentioned during the meeting.

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

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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.  


Career education, sidewalks around schools lead interlocal meeting

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2019, members of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Brooksville City Council, the Hernando County School District and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) convened to discuss matters of post-secondary education, bus stops, traffic and pedestrian issues surrounding K-12 schools.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss these matters, and their associated projects among the different agencies.  


Hernando Board of County Commissioners approve school impact fee rate increase


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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.