Rogers Park project to protect river will begin in September

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Rogers Park project to protect river will begin in September

July 11, 2017 - 09:54

Rogers Park parking lot on July 4th weekend.

A project to reduce the limestone and sedimentation runoff from the unpaved portion of the Rogers Park parking lot into the Weeki Wachee River via the boat ramp will begin in September, following the busy summer boating season.

On June 27, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed a second amendment to the agreement between the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Hernando County. This amendment addresses the need for a revised budget and extended contract period due to unavoidable delays encountered by SWFWMD in finalizing design plans and retaining a contractor for the project. Hernando county’s amended budget for the project is $292,500, which includes $30,000 payable to SWFWMD no later than September 11, 2017. The total cost of the project is $555,000.

In April, the BOCC decided that the project should begin in September 2017, to avoid the busiest part of the season at Roger’s Park, and reduce the financial impact that will result from fewer parking spaces.

At the June 27 meeting, the amendment was approved unanimously. The Hernando Sun will continue to update you on these projects.