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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Cold Weather Alert Pasco County --- Shelters Open

A cold front will be moving into our area that will allow temperatures to fall into the upper 30’s. These conditions will continue Saturday overnight and into Sunday.

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey holding Town Hall Meeting

LUTZ, FL – Pasco County Commissioner, Kathryn Starkey, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, Lutz, Florida.

Commissioner Starkey is Chairman of the Pasc......

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Public Open House – Starkey Blvd & Alico Pass Intersection Analysis & Report

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County Engineering Services staff will be holding a Public Open House to provide residents and interested parties an opportunity to view the alternatives for the intersection improvements at Starkey Boulevard and Alico Pass. Alt......

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Pasco County Community Development Marks a Milestone in Helping Home Buyers

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation (CDC) will recognize its 5000th participant educated through our Home Buyers Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, taking place at the Pasco County Commission Chambers, 8731 Ci......

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Visit Pasco Reports Strong Revenue Growth in First Quarter

PASCO COUNTY, FL. --- Following last year’s record breaking collection of Tourist Development taxes, Pasco reports strong earnings in the first quarter showing impressive momentum year-to-date. Tourist Development Tax revenue collections are up 27% du......

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Art of Recycling Contest back for its 20th Year

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PASCO COUNTY --- The wildly popular Art of Recycling Contest is back for its 20th year. High School students have been diligently creating art from trash since the beginning of the semester. Pasco County public and private high schools will be submittin......

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Pasco County Animal Services Is Helping Protect Your Pets

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LAND O’ LAKES, FL Pasco County Animal Services Division (PCAS) will be offering $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips for pets on Saturday, February 13, 2016. PCAS staff is excited to provide an inexpensive option to help keep cats and dogs up to d......

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Export Conference to Help Local Companies Harness the Power of International Markets

Lutz, Fla. (January 21, 2016) — According to the U.S. Commercial Service, more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the United States. The Pasco Economic Development Council is helping local businesses harness that power by ......

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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 15, 2016

Mobility 2040: A Vision for the 54/56 Corridor

PASCO COUNTY --- The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, is initiating a study to define transportation alternatives that could be implemented over the next tw......

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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: January 6, 2016

Pasco County Offers Free Preview Sessions of New Master Gardener Class

PASCO COUNTY, FL- The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will offer two free meet and greet sessions for those wishing to apply for the 2016 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class to be offered May-August of 2016 in Land O' Lakes......

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Board approves $300,000 for stormwater infrastructure

Stormwater

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved $300,000 to be used to improve stormwater infrastructure in Pasco County. The BCC approved the monies on December 1, 2015 and work is currently underway.

Video of the cleanup can be seen......

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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

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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: November 18, 2015

Mobility 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor

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Pasco County) --- The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, is initiating a study to define transportation alternatives that could be implemented over the ne......

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Pasco County Commissioners adopt a new Branding Initiative

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PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) formally adopted a new branding initiative during the Tuesday, November 17, 2015 meeting in Dade City.

The logo and message “Open Spaces, Vibrant Places” will promote a unified ap......

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Posted on: November 4, 2015

Pasco County residents dispose of household hazardous waste & electronics

~The Pasco County Utilities Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initiative was a success ~

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL --- Pasco County residents turned out in record numbers October 24,
2015, to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initia......

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Metropolitan Planning Organization Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, announces that its Fall/Winter Newsletter – TRANSPORTATION INSIGHT, is now available.

The MPO’s q......

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

VisitPasco boasts Record Tourist Tax Collections

Pasco County

Pasco County, FL – Pasco County just posted its best tourism year ever. “This last year has been one for the record books,” said Ed Caum Tourism Manager for VisitPasco. “We surpassed our prediction of 10% growth and are up 17% over last years collections.......

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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: October 13, 2015

Pasco County Library System Reveals Results of Patron Survey

PASCO COUNTY, FL - The Pasco County Library System (PCLS) recently conducted an anonymous Patron Satisfaction Survey, and a total of 1,254 citizens responded with their valuable feedback. The results indicated that the PCLS has much to be proud of.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

MOBILITY 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor

Vision 54.56

(PASCO COUNTY, FL) The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, is initiating a study to define transportation alternatives that could be implemented over the next ......

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

SBA Opens Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Florida

 July Flood

TLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will open on Friday, Oct. 2 to assist businesses and residents in applying for
low-interest disaster loans. These loans are available due to SBA disaster......

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Florida

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WASHINGTON – Florida businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding from July 25 through Aug. 9, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced toda......

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Dade City Police 911 consolidates with Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY --- The Dade City Police 911 Center will consolidate with Pasco County Public Safety Communications (PSC) on October 5, 2015. This consolidation of services has been studied for the past two years. The goal of the consolidation is to provide ......

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County graduates Master Gardener Class of 2015

Pasco Master Gardener Class of 2015

PASCO COUNTY, FL – On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Office proudly graduated a class of 11 new Master Gardeners. The UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program offers an intensive horticultural training for select citizens who then vo......

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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: August 12, 2015

Removing bags from the residential curbside recycling program

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL Pasco County is moving away from bags for collecting recyclables to using rigid containers in their curbside recycling program.

Effective October 1, 2015, garbage haulers will no longer pick up bagged recyclables and instead will a......

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Statement to Riverside Village Residents

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Public works is reaching out to the residents who live in the area of Riverside Village and would be affected by a proposed MSBU.

“Due to a last minute veto by the Governor no funding is available to offset some of the MSB......

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco County Government launches the new “MyPasco” mobile APP

PASCO COUNTY --- Pasco County Government’s new mobile application (APP) for smart phone users is now available online. The new APP is designed for Android, Apple, Blackberry, and Windows mobile products.

The APP is called, “MyPasco” selected after more......

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

SunWest Park set to have soft opening on Fourth of July

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HUDSON, FL – SunWest Park operators are announcing a “Sneak Peek” for the new park this Fourth of July. Park doors will open at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015 with limited amenities. The park is located at 17362 Old Dixie Highway in Hudson, Florida. Th......

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Pasco Selected for Site Readiness Program

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Zephyrhills, Florida - Duke Energy has completed the evaluation of the Zephyrhills Airport Industrial Area through the company’s Site Readiness Program. The Pasco County Office of Economic Growth believes this opportunity to work with McCallum-Sweeney and......

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pasco County Prescription Savings Card Helps Those in Need

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Since January 2013, Pasco County residents have saved over $672,000.00 on their prescription medications thanks to the Points of Care Card, a free prescription savings program adopted by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners in ......

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pasco County Animal Services Partners with Pets for Patriots

LAND O’ LAKES, FL- Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) honors those who have served our country by partnering with Pets for Patriots, Inc. By joining forces with this organization, PCAS hopes to facilitate the adoptions of eligible pets by veterans and th......

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Pasco Parks and Recreation Launches New Online Reservation System

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is upgrading to a new online facility reservation system to meet changing customer needs. Online reservations can be made online starting June 8, 2015. Parks customers will be able to m......

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award

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Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award from the West Coast Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association

~ David “Hap” Clark Bridge Repair Project Completed in Two Days ~

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – The Pasco County Public ......

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Pasco County Utilities New Administration Building

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PASCO COUNTY, FL – Pasco County Utilities held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11 a.m., announcing the opening of their new Administration Building located at 19420 Central Boulevard, Land O’Lakes 34637. The site location is on t......

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Board to decide on Ridge Road Extension Project

NEW PORT RICHEY --- Pasco County continues to experience healthy growth in residential and commercial development. Census figures estimate that more than 200,000 people live within coastal Pasco County. The growth in Pasco County and substantial existing ......

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Pasco County is recognized at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County received four awards at the 23rd Annual Future of the Region Awards ceremony held in the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park on Friday, March 27, 2105.

The Future of the Region Awards Program provides honor and recogni......

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

The resolution that was passed creates the trust ......

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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 26, 2015

SR 54 WIDENING PROJECT

LAND O’LAKES, FL --- The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Pepper Contracting Services, Inc., for the Design/Build of the SR 54 Widening project from east of the Suncoast Parkway to west of US 41. The project will result in th......

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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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Community Development

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Pasco County Community Development Marks a Milestone in Helping Home Buyers

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation (CDC) will recognize its 5000th participant educated through our Home Buyers Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, taking place at the Pasco County Commission Chambers, 8731 Ci......

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

The resolution that was passed creates the trust ......

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Emergency Management

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

COLD WEATHER ALERT FOR PASCO - SHELTERS OPEN

A cold front will be moving into our area that will allow temperatures to fall into the upper 30’s. These conditions will continue Saturday overnight and into Sunday.

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Fire Rescue

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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: April 18, 2011

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Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Mobility 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor

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Pasco County) --- The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, is initiating a study to define transportation alternatives that could be implemented over the ne......

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

MOBILITY 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor

Vision 54.56

(PASCO COUNTY, FL) The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization in charge of countywide transportation planning, is initiating a study to define transportation alternatives that could be implemented over the next ......

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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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Planning and Growth Management

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Pasco County is recognized at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County received four awards at the 23rd Annual Future of the Region Awards ceremony held in the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park on Friday, March 27, 2105.

The Future of the Region Awards Program provides honor and recogni......

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Board approves establishment of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to approve Penny for Pasco funds, estimated at $45 Million, to establish a Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund.

The resolution that was passed creates the trust ......

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Public Transportation

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

PCPT Hernando Connection

Starting January 4, 2016, Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) “Route 21” will be making connection with Hernando Bus Service (The Bus) “Purple Route”. The new connection will be located on Emerald Beach Blvd. S. between US 19 and Bachman Avenue. F......


Road and Bridge

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award

David Clark Bridge-Deck After

Pasco County Public Works Receives Project of the Year Award from the West Coast Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association

~ David “Hap” Clark Bridge Repair Project Completed in Two Days ~

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – The Pasco County Public ......

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Stormwater Management

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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: December 22, 2015

Pasco County Board approves $300,000 for stormwater infrastructure

Stormwater

PASCO COUNTY --- The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved $300,000 to be used to improve stormwater infrastructure in Pasco County. The BCC approved the monies on December 1, 2015 and work is currently underway.

Video of the cleanup can be seen......

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Utilities Services

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Posted on: November 4, 2015

Pasco County residents dispose of household hazardous waste & electronics

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL --- Pasco County residents turned out in record numbers October 24,
2015, to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initiative at the West PascoGovernment Center.

Pasco County staff offloaded 618 vehicles, collec......

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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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