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Citrus week in review

A look back at the week's top stories

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 17, 2002

SUGARMILL WOODS GETS LIGHT: The state Department of Transportation has agreed to install a traffic light at the Sugarmill Woods entrance at U.S. 19 and Cypress Boulevard. It should be in place this fall.

CINO ENTERS RACE: Cindy Cino, an outspoken advocate on various school and community issues, announced she would challenge County Commissioner Gary Bartell for the District 2 seat.

RECORDS FLAP: The county attorney issued a directive preventing staff from releasing any documents concerning the Halls River Retreat project. He quickly rescinded the order upon learning it was not in keeping with the state's public records law.

BEVERLY HILLS APARTMENTS: Plans are in the works for a 100-unit apartment complex for seniors behind the Regions Bank on County Road 491. The project already has earned the support of Beverly Hills residents who fought a different apartment proposal on that tract last year. The affordable housing proposal by Creative Choice Homes would cater exclusively to seniors, offering regularly scheduled visits by health care professionals, organized recreational activities and emergency call devices in each apartment. The monthly rent would be based on residents' income.

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