On July 25, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners discussed whether or not to approve a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Funding Agency.
A public hearing was held at the July 25th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting to approve an additional $5000.00 base fee to cover outside consultant review of Transportation Analysis Studies when required for land use applications to include Planned Development Projects with associated Master Plans, Rezonings, Development of Regional Impact and Comprehensive Plan Level Evaluations.
In the event an outside consultant is not needed, the fee will be refunded to the applicant, and any amount above the base fee will be billed to the applicant.
Cole Kolasa is kayaking for conservation. The nineteen year old environmental engineering student, who attends University of Central Florida (UCF) has been in the water most of his life. Cole’s long-term goal is to study the nearshore reefs and living shorelines to determine how they how improve coastal resilience and increase fish and wildlife habitat.
During the July 11th meeting, Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson appeared before the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in order to appoint a commissioner to the Hernando County Canvassing Board.
Commissioner Wayne Dukes stated that Commissioner Nick Nicholson had agreed to serve on the 2018 canvassing board. This is slightly unusual since according to statute, the primary appointment goes to the Chairman.
In 1987, the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act to protect, restore, and maintain Florida’s highly threatened surface water bodies. The Weeki Wachee River is a designated SWIM Priority Water Body.
Budget Manager Pamela Lee addressed the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on July 11, 2017 regarding a budget resolution to move $3,080,000 from the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Fund to the Quality of Life Fund for Capital Projects. During the regular meeting on June 13, the BOCC directed the Budget Office to transfer $3,000,000 in addition to $80,000 already committed for the Bayport Pier repairs.