© St. Petersburg Times, published September 27, 2001
Town meeting set to discuss Stauffer site
TARPON SPRINGS -- U.S. Rep. Mike Bilirakis will sponsor a town meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tarpon Springs City Hall, 324 E Pine St, to discuss the work plan for additional studies and recent activities at the Stauffer Chemical Superfund site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last summer withdrew its proposed cleanup plan and agreed to perform additional scientific studies. Friday's meeting will concern plans for the site and the timetable for completion of the proposed studies. Residents will have an opportunity to discuss these issues with EPA ombudsman Robert Martin and representatives from Stauffer Management Company, the EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Pinellas County Departments of Environmental Management and Health.
OLDSMAR -- Palm Harbor and Oldsmar firefighters will hold a fundraising boot drive at the Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for families of New York firefighters killed at the World Trade Center. Fire trucks will be on hand for viewing and pictures.
CLEARWATER -- Frank Hibbard, a bank investment officer, and City Commissioner Hoyt Hamilton, a beach businessman and sports agent, have picked up information to run for commission seats in March 13 elections. Hamilton has announced he will run and plans to hold a campaign kickoff party Oct. 25 at the Palm Pavilion. Hibbard says he hasn't made up his mind. If he runs, Hibbard would likely try for Commissioner Ed Hart's seat. Hart hasn't announced whether he'll seek re-election. "I would like to run again," said Hibbard, who tried for the commission this year but was defeated by Bill Jonson. Hibbard said he could offer financial experience to manage the city budget.