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County Oaks new testing of polluted site

Published March 15, 2007



The Hernando County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved an additional $351,937 for new testing of its polluted former public works compound. The Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health requested the new tests to help outline the pollution on and around the site. The latest round of costs also includes a new consultant to help draft reports to the satisfaction of DEP. The W Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard site once housed paints, solvents, fuel, pesticides and other chemicals that have fouled the soil and groundwater. The public works department moved in 2003.


Fire commission workshop tonight

The Spring Hill Fire Commission has rescheduled its workshop for 7 p.m. today at Spring Hill Fire Rescue District, 3445 Bob Hartung Court. An executive session will immediately follow. For information, call 688-5030.


Water is focus of meeting today

The Hernando County Groundwater Guardian Team will meet from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. The team will discuss plans for the 2007 stormwater workshop, landscape ordinance and watering restrictions. For information, call 540-4368, ext. 35139.


Lighthouse needs van volunteers

The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind needs volunteer drivers to drive Lighthouse vans. The nonprofit organization needs drivers to transport clients to and from classes each week. Drivers are asked to do one run per week, picking up four to five people in the Spring Hill and Brooksville areas. Call Dawn at 754-1132.


Concert benefits music students

The Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform a spring concert at 3 p.m. March 25 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. There is no charge for the concert; a freewill offering will be accepted. Money raised benefits scholarships for music students in the area. Call Shirley at 597-2235 or Carol at 597-9676.

Public meeting

Hernando County School Board: Interviews with superintendent candidates, 8:30 a.m., 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Telecast on Hernando Instructional Television, Bright House cable Channel 14.

Today's pick

Workout for St. Jude Children's Hospital: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Changes Adult Fitness Center, 1244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. RSVP to 200-4680.

[Last modified March 14, 2007, 23:24:18]

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