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Commission takes just minutes to give away public money
© St. Petersburg Times, published June 4, 2000
Editor: Read this action taken by the Citrus County Commission. Both areas are in Citrus Hills. Following excerpts are from the minutes of the commission meeting:
#12-D HAMPTON HILLS RECREATION IMPACT FEE AGREEMENT
Motion by Commissioner Batchelor, seconded by Commissioner Fowler, to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Recreation Impact Fee Agreement with Hampton Hills, a Florida general partnership, for the construction of a community recreational center in Citrus Hills at $1,100,215.
Joyce Moore expressed concern for impact fees that were charged for her home, that all citizens should be treated the same, etc.
Discussion followed regarding the current ordinance, addressing this issue at the impact fee meeting, government requirements of developers, etc.
The Chairman called a question on the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.
#12-E CANTERBURY LAKES INC. RECREATION IMPACT FEE AGREEMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner Bartell, seconded by Commissioner Phillips, and carried unanimously, the Board approved and authorized the Chairman to sign a Recreation Impact Fee Agreement with Canterbury Lakes, Inc., a Florida Corporation, for construction of a community recreation center at $111,679."
Citrus High thanks Black Diamond crew
Editor: The athletic department of Citrus High School extends our sincere thanks to Stan Olsen of Black Diamond Ranch, course superintendent Laurie Frutchey and their staff, Lisa Swing, Rick Brown, Teresa Neel, Steve Vermilyea and Stacy Daigneau.
These generous people donated two days of labor, aerating, verticutting, mowing, fertilizing and applying insecticides and weed killers to help prepare our football field for the upcoming season.
In addition to providing the equipment and labor necessary for this job, the crew trained our maintenance staff so we can keep up their good work throughout the year. When they saw that our reel mower needed service, they loaded it on their truck and took it to their shop to be sharpened and conditioned.
What a terrific example of community support for our kids. We are deeply appreciative of Black Diamond's efforts, and we know the Hurricane fans will really see a big difference in our football next fall.
Many thanks, Black Diamond!
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