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Developer sues county to build apartments

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 18, 2007


BROOKSVILLE

Seven Hills Inc. sued the county Tuesday, saying the County Commission improperly denied its request to build a 120-unit apartment complex last month. The land for the complex had been designated for use as an assisted living facility as part of the 20-year-old Seven Hills development of regional impact. The county should have allowed the complex because it did not meet the legal definition of a "substantial deviation" from the original plan, the suit states. The complaint also says commissioners did not adequately disclose their conversations with residents about the proposal, as they are required to do before casting votes on zoning issues.

SPRING HILL

Volunteers needed for United Way

The United Way of Hernando County is seeking volunteers for Volunteer Hernando and the agency's Volunteer Reception Center. A meeting and training session will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Representatives from Hernando County Emergency Management and the Red Cross will be in attendance. A light brunch will be served. People attending are asked to bring one item to the meeting for the United Way's hurricane preparedness and supply corner. For information or reservations, call 688-2026 or send e-mail to uway@tampabay.rr.com.

COUNTYWIDE

Help is on the way through Family Cafe

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council's Family Cafe now has available a Consumers and Families Leadership and Development Assistance Program. The program is designed to provide funding for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to attend conferences, public forums and other training opportunities. For information, visit the Web site at www.familycafe.net, call Nancy Stubbs at the Arc Nature Coast at 544-2322, ext. 109, or call the Family Cafe toll-free 1-888-309-2233.

Correction

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council 6383 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For information, call Mary at 666-9059. The meeting date and phone number were incorrect in Tuesday's Clubs column.

Today's Pick

Library to show "Sense and Sensibility": 2 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. Rated PG. 754-4043.