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HCA Rezoning Approved

HCA Health Services, which owns Oak Hill Hospital, presented a rezoning petition before the BOCC requesting a change from agricultural to Planned Development Project (General Commercial) and Planned Development Project (Office/Professional) on a 40.2 acre piece of property. This presentation followed the approved zoning changes for the adjoining property submitted by Christ Charity for Kids, Inc. and Father Hamm’s Care for Kids, LLC.

Changes Coming to Cortez near Oak Hill Hospital

The non-profit organizations Christ Charity for Kids, Inc. and Father Hamm’s Care for Kids, LLC received BOCC approval for zoning changes to 10 acres of property along SR 50, and to a larger, adjacent parcel of approximately 270 acres to the north. The property is 2,000 feet west of Oak Hill Hospital, and almost equidistant between Highpoint Boulevard and Nightwalker Road.

Transformation Aviation Services Update to BOCC

David Tidwell, President of Transformation Aviation Services (TAS), stated his company has a two-fold purpose: to transform aircraft and change lives, which he states is possible only with God. Tidwell also trains employees who may not have an extensive aviation background, but are teachable and willing to learn the trade properly and correctly.

Donations to the Hernando County School District from the July 19th, 2016 Regular School Board meeting agenda

Donation of Three (3) Kindle Fire Tablets from Ms. Vivian Rivera, President of the Miss Hispanic Queen of Hernando County

Cash Donation from AXA Advisors in the Amount of $1,000.00 to the Hernando County Schools Academic Services Department.

Vehicle Donation from Barry Jack Weber to Nature Coast Technical High School's Automotive Program.

Check Donation from LaRocca Chiropractic to Nature Coast Technical High School Boys Basketball in the Amount of $1,000 to be Used Towards the Purchase of a New Score Board.

From the Sheriff's Office: Text to 9-1-1 System Implemented

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile wireless customers can now send a text (up to 140 characters) to 9-1-1 in an emergency. Text to 9-1-1 should only be used in an emergency situation, when placing a call is not possible: For instance, if the caller is deaf, hard-ofhearing, speech impaired, or when speaking out loud would put the caller in danger.

If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a call, remember these steps:

• Don’t text and drive

• In the first text message send the location and type of emergency.

CEMEX donates cement for Quality Drive Sidewalk Project

In February, Congressman Richard Nugent asked the BOCC to expedite construction of a sidewalk along Quality Drive to make pedestrian travel safer for residents of Vista Grande as well as for school children. Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg explained that the sidewalk was on a list of projects awaiting DOT funding in Fiscal Year 2018, but they would explore options to begin construction sooner, if possible.

Citizen Comments from minutes of June 7, 2016 school board meeting

1. Mario Littman came forward to ask the Board if there has been a determination in Mr. Griffith's investigation yet? Mr. Littman also spoke about Jason Chase, Supervisor of TIS that was non-reappointed. He asked what happened with yesterday's weather decision. Why did the district make a decision at 2 PM in the afternoon and not sooner?

2. Shirley Miketinac came forward to discuss FSA/SAT 10 testing and references Manatee County Superintendent.

3. Pat Miketinac came forward to discuss high stakes testing. He stated teachers are better to evaluate students.


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