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September 9, 2001

North of Tampa: September 9, 2001
The last to leave
[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Making way for the construction of an elementary and high school, most residents of a neighborhood have moved out. But not all.
Tampa Palms may raise millage rate
The increase translates into $80 more a year on a home that has a taxable value of $200,000.

Commission to vote on hospital expansion
County Commissioners are scheduled to hear the following petitions Tuesday:

The week in review
TROUBLE WORSENS FOR GREATSTONE: GreatStone Mortgage Co. surrendered its license to do business in Florida on Wednesday. The mortgage company, based in Carrollwood, can no longer engage in mortgage lending or brokering in this state. Officials at Florida's Department of Banking and Finance said they are investigating the company's conduct.

Open & shut
New Tampa

Prep notebook
Leto cross country runners start season strong

Neighborhood notebook
New Sickles entrance will have a traffic light

Parents spruce up Little League park
Volunteers pressure-wash and paint the facilities and prepare for a pedestrian entryway into the complex.

Drainage project to close Lutz-Lake Fern Road
A bigger culvert is intended to prevent the kind of flooding that Rocky Creek caused four years ago.

City may limit building colors
The community council president suggests limiting exterior colors to white or light shades of earth tones, grays and certain pastels. The city says it could take a while.

Accident report

Road work
1. INTERSTATE 275, from Busch Boulevard to U.S. 41, will have periodic night-time lane closures. Also watch for construction at Busch Boulevard and Fowler Avenue near the interstate. Work will continue until two new lanes are complete in fall 2002.

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