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Digest

Taxes, budget to be discussed at county meeting

By Times Staff
Published August 21, 2007


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PALM HARBOR

Pinellas County Commission Chairman Ronnie Duncan and other county officials are scheduled to discuss the county's budget and what the state-mandated property tax reduction means for Palm Harbor at a town hall meeting on Aug. 30. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave. In addition to Duncan, panelists are scheduled to include representatives of the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Office and the County Commission's office of management and budget. The meeting will include a 45-minute question and answer session.

COUNTYWIDE

Update on student assignment plan

Discussion of the proposed student assignment plan for 2008-09 will continue in a daylong workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the conference hall of the Pinellas School Board administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. School superintendent Clayton Wilcox and other officials will update board members on issues related to the proposed plan. Board members then will spend the day discussing the plan. The public is welcome to attend the workshop, but presentations from the audience are not allowed during workshop sessions. Community meetings for public input before the board votes on the plan Nov. 13 are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on:

- Sept. 18 at Palm Harbor University High, 1900 Omaha St.

- Sept. 26 at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave. N, Largo.

- Sept. 27 at John Hopkins Middle, 701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg.

SAFETY HARBOR

Liver support group meeting

Get the information, support and help you need to make informed lifestyle decisions and treatment of liver disease at a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road. The program is sponsored by the North Pinellas Chapter of Tampa Bay Hepatitis and Liver Disease Support Group. Call 384-1030.

DUNEDIN

New season for Windlasses club

The Windlasses, a sailing/racing club, is having its annual new members coffee at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St. Prospective members must be able to swim and know basic sailing techniques. Information on beginners sailing classes will be available. All new members begin in the pram fleet, so boat ownership is not necessary. An orientation program will include information about the club, pram rigging and racing rules. The club meets every Thursday during the school year for racing at the Dunedin Marina. Call 449-8210.

LARGO

Mystery writer to speak at book talk

Mystery writer Carolyn Hart, creator of the Death on Demand and Henrie O Collins series, will be featured Thursday at the Largo Library Foundation's Outstanding Author Series with a private reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book talk at 7 p.m. at the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Tickets to the reception and talk are $45 a person and $10 to the book talk only. Tickets are available at the foundation office or by calling 586-7398.

[Last modified August 20, 2007, 21:59:31]


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