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Posted on: September 19, 2016

VisitPasco and Wesley Chapel Chamber seek sponsors for National Lacrosse Championship

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL ---- When the DICK’S Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions returns to Pasco County’s Wesley Chapel District Park at the end of the year, the 3-day event will have an economic impact of about $3 million in the region. Pasco County Tou......

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Pasco County Fire Rescue to place new ambulance in service

HUDSON, FL ---- Pasco County Fire Rescue is adding another ambulance to its fleet of rescue units that serve the citizens of Pasco County. Rescue 39 will be ready to respond to calls in northwest Pasco County beginning Monday, August 1, 2016.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Reward offered for illegal dumping in Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County Public Works has set up a tip line in an effort to find individuals caught on tape illegally dumping in the County. Citizens who can help identify individuals in the surveillance video (see below) can now call the Pasco ......

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Anclote River Debris Removal Project

Anclote River Debris Removal Project

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County’s Public Works Department applied for project assistance from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) after the July-August 2015 flooding event. The project was approved and work to help alleviate potential floodin......

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Pasco County now accepts paper and cardboard in curbside recycling

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County’s curbside recycling effort is expanding by now accepting newspaper, cardboard and other mixed paper to the eligible materials for residential curbside recycling. The change took place this week and licensed private h......

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Pasco Performance Management Director tells Pasco story

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Dr. Marc Bellas, the man responsible for overseeing Pasco County’s shift to Performance Management, was invited to be a main presenter at the Enterprise Project World Conference in Orlando, June 10, 2016.

The conference was hosted......

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Child safety agencies team up to tell parents of child dangers

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore was joined by several other child protective agencies in the Tampa Bay region to tell parents about the dangers to young children. The press conference was held at the West Pasco Government Cen......

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

Pasco County joins child protective agencies to promote safety

Child Safety PSA

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) produced two Public Service Announcements (PSA) promoting child safety. The BCC also joined a public outreach campaign that involves several local and state agencies including: E......

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Wesley Chapel ranked ‘Best Job Market’ in Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Wesley Chapel is tops when it comes to the job market in Florida, according to WalletHub.

The Washington, DC-based financial review website looked at 130 Florida cities, ranking Wesley Chapel first on its list of Best Florida Ci......

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Pasco County Tourism Manager to chair ‘Visit Florida’ committee

Ed Caum, Visit Pasco Tourism Manager

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Visit Pasco Tourism Manager Ed Caum has been selected to Chair Visit Florida’s ‘Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Committee’ (CHRN). He has been on the CHRN committee for three years, working with Visit Florida to develop and prom......

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

National Lacrosse Tournament returns to Central Florida

Lacrosse Tourney

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL ---- The DICK’S Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions is returning to Wesley Chapel for the 2016 and 2017 tournaments.
National Development Program (NDP) Lacrosse
announced June 1, 2016 that the pre-collegiate club lacrosse national ......

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Pasco County Public Works and PIO honored with three Awards

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- The Pasco County Public Works Department and the Public Information Office (PIO) were recently honored by their peers with separate awards for the July/August 2015 Flooding event in Pasco County.

Pasco County Public Works received......

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Pasco County Libraries now offering Digital Magazines

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Patrons of the Pasco County Library System (PCLS) can now read some of their favorite magazines on their computer, phone or tablet using Flipster - a next-generation magazine service that allows users to browse digital versions of ......

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Pasco County Shows Community ‘Cleanup’ Pride

Great American Cleanup

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County residents came out in full force to participate in the 2016 Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 16th. Hundreds of volunteers helped pick up trash throughout Pasco County in several areas, including Crystal Springs ......

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Tire Disposal Event Collects more than 18,000 Tires

Tire Disposal Event

LAND O’LAKES, FL --- Pasco County residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday, March 13, 2016, to participate in the Tire Disposal event at the West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility and the East Pasco Transfer Station.

Over the last 20 years, disc......

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Pasco County Commissioners receive NACo Appointments

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Two Pasco County Commissioners have been selected to serve on three National Association of Counties (NACo) committees. The Commissioners will serve for the 16-17 term on their respective committees.

Chairman Kathryn Starkey was a......

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

Pasco County Seeking Partners for Product Development

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County is seeking qualified applicants to propose site or shell building projects as part of a low interest economic development loan program to create improved sites, or build office, industrial, and/or flex-space buildings. T......

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Art of Recycling Contest Winners Announced

PASCO COUNTY --- The dust has settled. The winners of the 2016 Art of Recycling contest have been announced. The winners were presented their certificates and prize money throughout the week at their schools.

Prizes were awarded in 15 categories – each......

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Pasco Public Safety radio system getting cutting-edge technology

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved a new contract to upgrade Pasco County’s Public Safety radio system. The $14.5 million contract was approved at the February 9, 2016 BCC meeting and will pay for a complet......

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Live Board meetings and Pasco TV now available to view on MyPasco App

MyApp Pasco

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Government’s new mobile application (APP) for smart phone and tablet users, MyPasco app, now has new a feature that allows anyone to watch Pasco Television live.

Prior to the MyPasco app, you had to watch Pasco Television ......

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Continuing stormwater infrastructure improvements

PASCO COUNTY --- The second phase of stormwater infrastructure work in Pasco County is underway on the canal system north of Millstone Drive at Seven Springs Boulevard. Crews are cleaning the canal to the east – north of Millstone and south of Overview Dr......

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Report available online

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and County Administration are proud to present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Report. The report was presented to the BCC on January 12, 2016. The report is filled with interesting sta......

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Board approves funding to extend State Road 56

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted to approve funding to extend State Road (SR) 56 during the January 12, 2016 Board Meeting. The BCC will now submit the State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Agreement package to the Florida D......

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Land O’ Lakes Library’s makerspace

The event will include Foundry tours, equipment demonstrations, and refreshments

LAND O’ LAKES, FL - The Land O’ Lakes Library’s new makerspace, known as the Foundry, will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at......

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Pasco County Fire Station 30 Wins Notable Design Award

Fires Station 30 wins award

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- Pasco County Fire Rescue was recently recognized in the widelycirculated trade publication Firehouse Magazine as a notable architectural design winner for Fire Station 30 in New Port Richey.

The magazine conducted its second annual......

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

FDOT invites citizens to participate in the Five-Year

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL --- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, and Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites you to provide your comments to FDOT by participating in the Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public......

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Clerk of Courts, Inspector General Report on “Pasco Utility Water Bills” Released

PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller, Dr. Paula S. O’Neil, published an audit of the Utility Billing System on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. The audit was conducted independently by the Clerk’s Inspector General (IG) in response to increa......

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- At the request of the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has included a multi-use trail in its U.S. 301 resurfacing project that should be underway shortly and is exp......

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Pasco County Animal Services Joins the "Million Cat Challenge"

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) achieved a major goal in November, 2014 by saving over 90% of the animals in the shelter. PCAS has decided to continue down this life-saving path by joining the “Million Cat Challenge.” The challenge ......

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Pasco Cypress Tree receives Champion Tree Designation

PASCO COUNTY, FL- After careful measuring and data confirmation with the Florida Forest Service, the Pasco County Environmental Lands Division has discovered that the first preserve purchased with Penny for Pasco funds is home to the 8th-largest bald-cypr......

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Pasco County receives Federal approval for a new I-75 Interchange

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL- The Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Secretary, Paul Steinman spoke to the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday and announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the proposed intercha......

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Animal Services

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Pasco County Animal Services Joins the "Million Cat Challenge"

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) achieved a major goal in November, 2014 by saving over 90% of the animals in the shelter, and the shelter is working to save even more in the future. The PCAS has joined the "Million Cat Challeng......

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Fire Rescue

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Pasco County Fire Rescue to place new ambulance in service

HUDSON, FL ---- Pasco County Fire Rescue is adding another ambulance to its fleet of rescue units that serve the citizens of Pasco County. Rescue 39 will be ready to respond to calls in northwest Pasco County beginning Monday, August 1, 2016.

Fire Stat......

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Pasco County Fire Station 30 Wins Notable Design Award

Fires Station 30 wins award

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- Pasco County Fire Rescue was recently recognized in the widelycirculated trade publication Firehouse Magazine as a notable architectural design winner for Fire Station 30 in New Port Richey.

The magazine conducted its second annual......

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Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

FDOT invites citizens to participate in the Five-Year

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL --- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, and Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites you to provide your comments to FDOT by participating in the Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public......

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- At the request of the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has included a multi-use trail in its U.S. 301 resurfacing project that should be underway shortly and is exp......

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Purchasing

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

Pasco County Seeking Partners for Product Development

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County is seeking qualified applicants to propose site or shell building projects as part of a low interest economic development loan program to create improved sites, or build office, industrial, and/or flex-space buildings. T......

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Stormwater Management

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Reward offered for illegal dumping in Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County Public Works has set up a tip line in an effort to find individuals caught on tape illegally dumping in the County. Citizens who can help identify individuals in the surveillance video (see below) can now call the Pasco ......

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Anclote River Debris Removal Project

Anclote River Debris Removal Project

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County’s Public Works Department applied for project assistance from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) after the July-August 2015 flooding event. The project was approved and work to help alleviate potential floodin......

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Continuing stormwater infrastructure improvements

PASCO COUNTY --- The second phase of stormwater infrastructure work in Pasco County is underway on the canal system north of Millstone Drive at Seven Springs Boulevard. Crews are cleaning the canal to the east – north of Millstone and south of Overview Dr......

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Utilities Services

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Pasco County now accepts paper and cardboard in curbside recycling

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County’s curbside recycling effort is expanding by now accepting newspaper, cardboard and other mixed paper to the eligible materials for residential curbside recycling. The change took place this week and licensed private h......

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Art of Recycling Contest Winners Announced

PASCO COUNTY --- The dust has settled. The winners of the 2016 Art of Recycling contest have been announced. The winners were presented their certificates and prize money throughout the week at their schools.

Prizes were awarded in 15 categories – each......

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Clerk of Courts, Inspector General Report on “Pasco Utility Water Bills” Released

PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller, Dr. Paula S. O’Neil, published an audit of the Utility Billing System on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. The audit was conducted independently by the Clerk’s Inspector General (IG) in response to increa......

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