Government

Cemex Mine Expansion Advances

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by Julie Maglio

Full House at Hernando BOCC to hear Cemex Expansion decision

For background information, read Cemex Expansion. At the December 9th Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners Dukes, Nicholson, Adkins, and Holcomb voted to send the issue on to the FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) with Commissioner Rowden voting against it. Shortly before they voted Rowden stated that she did not understand why the Commission did not agree with P&Z Commission findings.

County Commissioners to Decide on Cemex Expansion

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by Julie Maglio

Fort Dade Ave

The Hernando Board of County Commissioners will decide on the Cemex expansion, comprehensive plan amendment December 9th. The issue has been ongoing for several months and is highly contentious.

Cemex is proposing to expand their mine to nine parcels totaling 730 acres located across from Bayfront/Brooksville Regional Hospital. The prominent businessmen who own the parcels plan to lease them to Cemex for a 20 year mining project, then develop the properties as a residential area.

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