45 residents oppose Spring Hill development's master plan revision

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On January 12, 2021 the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hear a request by developer D. Dewey Mitchell to approve a revised Master Plan to allow for 234 homesites to be built north of Village Van Gogh.  The property is located at the northern terminus of Fenian Drive, eastern terminus of Killian Street and south side of Highgrove Road.

Several residents in the area are resistant to this new development, and at least 45 have signed a petition against it. 

Comp Plan Amendment and Rezoning Approved for Mixed-Use Development

Commissioners at the October 13, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting voted unanimously to approve a small scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM 20-03) to change the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) from Residential to Commercial on 9 acres on the north side of County Line Road, 1500 feet west of Oak Chase Boulevard.

A “small scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment” is one that is able to be adopted during the regular meeting and transmitted to the state shortly thereafter.   

Victory in Rezoning Battle for Sport Fisherman’s Landing

At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on October 27, 2020, the board voted to approve a rezoning petition by Tommy Evans of Sport Fisherman’s Landing Inc from CM-1 to PDP-CM2 with specific deviations, which will allow the business to continue operations while complying with conditions set forth during the meeting.

Public nuisance fines now attached to tax bill

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At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on September 22, 2020, the board passed an ordinance establishing a new method to collect public nuisance fines that goes into effect on October 1, 2020. 

Such liens will be imposed through a non-ad-valorem assessment on a property owner’s tax bill in the following year.

Septic to Sewer District A, Phase 1 Approved

At the regular meeting on September 22, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a grant application for Septic to Sewer conversion.  This first phase will convert septic systems to central sewer service in a specific area of Weeki Wachee called District A. Roughtly half of Distrtict A or 510 properties will be converted.  The total estimated cost for the project is $16,500,000, divided into $3,300,000 each year over the course of 5 years.  Utilities Director Gordon Onderdonk explained the request for grant funding through various methods.