Economic Impact Study for CEMEX Mine Expansion

March 02, 2015 - 14:13

by Julie Maglio

At the Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting on February 24th, it was decided that the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council will perform a study of the economic impact of the CEMEX mine expansion on the county. Commissioners voted unanimously to proceed with the study. The upper limit cost of the study will be $2500 and is paid for by the county.

Hernando County's Unbuildable Land

February 23, 2015 - 21:11

Rocco Maglio

In Hernando County, there is land that is currently zoned in such a way that it is unbuildable. The land must be rezoned before you can even file a building permit.

Land zoned Planned Development Project (PDP) may have a master plan that is expired. Typically master plans are only valid for one year and unless substantial completion of the master plan is done the end of the year the master plan expires. At that point the land lapses into zoning no mans land.

Road Impact Fee Workshop and Deferred Payment Option

February 11, 2015 - 15:41

by Julie Maglio

The County Commission held an Impact Fee Workshop. The staff presented their findings on the deferred payment of impact fees and Commissioners weighed their options.

Beforehand the County Administrator, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Director, Assistant County Administrators for Public Works, Planning and Budgets, Assistant County Attorney, and the Planning Department's Senior Planner met to discuss the possibility of providing an option of a deferred Payment Plan of Impact Fees.

Third Auxiliary Police Academy

February 06, 2015 - 10:52

by Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Al Nienhuis is looking for candidates who are interested in attending the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Auxiliary Police Academy. This program is a modified law enforcement academy, certified by the Florida Department o fLaw Enforcement, consisting of approximately 319 hours of hands on training.

The course material covers topics such as Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, First Aid, and Interview and Interrogation. The course also covers high liability areas, such as Defensive Tactics, Firearms Training, and Defensive Driving.

FWC moving forward with comprehensive approach to reducing conflicts with bears

February 05, 2015 - 13:40

by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

In response to rapidly increasing conflicts and several incidents where bears seriously injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is building on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its Feb. 4 meeting in Jacksonville, the FWC approved a plan to move forward with a variety of tools to manage bears and help reduce human-bear conflicts.

Your State Rep (35th District) Now Head of Florida GOP

January 21, 2015 - 20:55

by Julie Maglio

Blaise Ingoglia was elected by committee members to head the Florida GOP despite Governor Scott’s support of Leslie Dougher who had previously held that position. Ingoglia recently defeated Rose Rocco in the 35th District State Representative race in November of 2014. He has previously served as Vice Chairman of the Florida GOP and Chairman of the Hernando GOP. Back in 2007, he jumped into the political ring with his “Government Gone Wild” Seminars which targeted Hernando County Government and later the State of Florida.