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P and Z Commission recommends reducing some regulations in proposed RV ordinance

January 15, 2018 - 23:21

On Monday Jan. 8, 2018, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended lightening up some aspects of a proposed RV ordinance that contains some pretty heavy regulatory language. RVs and travel trailers descend on the entire state of Florida during the winter months, so placing strong limitations on them may not be in the best interest of the county branded the “Adventure Coast” from a tourism perspective.

KIDS’ HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FACES UNCERTAINTY

January 12, 2018 - 00:07

by Christine Sexton NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

January 10, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- A top Republican state senator is warning that Florida will not able to keep a major children’s health-insurance program running if Congress doesn’t authorize additional money in the near future.

Congress in December authorized a $2.85 billion short-term fix that is expected to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program until March for many states. Some congressional leaders have speculated that a five-year extension could soon be adopted.

STATE OF THE STATE SPEECHES SHOW SCOTT EVOLUTION

January 08, 2018 - 23:05

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 8, 2018......... Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session.

It's an important tradition as it gives the governor a chance to offer his assessment of the state and to outline past accomplishments and his goals for the 60-day session.

Interview with Congressional Candidate Dave Koller

January 03, 2018 - 11:11

Dave Koller is looking to prove “third time’s the charm” is not just a saying. After unsuccessful attempts for the 11th district seat in 2014 and 2016, Koller is throwing his hat into the ring for the 2018 elections.

“I wasn’t originally going to run, because I’m not a time waster. I don’t believe in wasting people’s time or people’s money or assets. We only announced a couple of weeks ago because people have encouraged me to run, have shown me that there is a way forward,” said Koller.

HANDFUL OF NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT WITH NEW YEAR

January 02, 2018 - 16:20

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 2, 2018......... Six bills from the 2017 legislative session became effective with the arrival of the New Year.

The changes range from eliminating a public-transit commission to streamlining how unmarried and divorced parents agree to time-sharing arrangements for children.

FIRST NEW PLAN SINCE 1990

January 01, 2018 - 12:08

No law mandates a definite date for the Hernando County Commission to adopt a Comprehensive Plan. However, it is titled the Comp Plan for 2040, so hopefully, all parties involved can settle on a blueprint or game plan for the county for the next 23 years before Auld Lang Syne rings in 2040. It's actually been longer than that, some 27 years, since the previous comprehensive plan was adopted locally and approved by the state back in 1990.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council welcomes its newly elected officers

December 31, 2017 - 02:27

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

From left to right Treasurer, Tina Jarvis; Chair, Emilio “Sonny” Vergara; Vice Chair, Paul Shaskan.

Current Chair, Sonny Vergara announced the candidates elected at the Thursay, Dec. 14 monthly public meeting.

The Chair asked for nominations from the floor for each office. Those with the majority of supporting votes were elected and will assume their roles Jan. 1, 2018. All officers are incumbents.
Chair, Emilio “Sonny” Vergara; Vice Chair, Paul Shaskan; Treasurer, Tina Jarvis; Secretary, open seat.

Boating in Florida license agreement approved through Sept. 30, 2018

December 31, 2017 - 02:19

In August 2017, the Board of County Commissioners agreed to grant a license agreement to Guest Services LLC, d/b/a Boating in Florida for the use of Roger’s Park as a site for retrieving the canoes and kayaks they launch from Weeki Wachee State Park. Last year, Boating in Florida was awarded a 15 year contract with the state for the launching of canoes and kayaks out of Weeki Wachee State Park.

Language of proposed RV ordinance amendment vague

December 31, 2017 - 02:16

On Dec. 12, 2017 the BOCC directed staff to make changes to a proposed Recreational Vehicle ordinance amendment prior to public hearings. The amendments are being proposed to reduce incidences of travel trailers/RV’s being used as permanent residences on undeveloped property in the county.

The amendments would change the permitted use of recreational vehicles in all zoning districts where mobile home use is allowed from a period of 6 months to 30 days.

Holiday trash collection schedule

December 25, 2017 - 09:16

The Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Department announces the following holiday trash collection schedule. There will be no trash or recycling picked up on: Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017; New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Trash and recycling will be picked up on the next regularly scheduled service date as follows: Christmas trash will be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 28 (double pickup) New Year’s trash will be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 4 (double pickup) Both Christmas & New Year’s recycle will be picked up on Monday, Jan. 8 (triple pickup)

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