If a hurricane hits, what would your business do?

Residents aren’t the only ones who need to how to respond if water rises, high winds hit or other damage results from tropical storms, hurricanes or other emergencies. Businesses also need a plan that will help them weather the storm, and resume their enterprise as quickly as possible. Brian Ellis, disaster recovery coordinator for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, recently shared … [Read more...]

Bicycle association honors Kathryn Starkey’s tenacity, service

Becky Afonso, executive director of the Florida Bicycle Association, recently honored Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey as its 2018 Elected Official Champion of the Year. Afonso highlighted Starkey’s tenacity and public service during the Pasco County Commission’s April 23 meeting. The association executive reminded commissioners that the Tri-County Trail connection won the 2014 … [Read more...]

Wiregrass Ranch names COO

Scott Sheridan is a familiar face at Wiregrass Ranch. As senior vice president of King Engineering Associates Inc., he has been involved from the start in the master-planned community’s development. Since 2004, he has taken on various roles with the planning, engineering and permitting of the project. Sheridan now is putting on a new hat for the Wiregrass Ranch development company Locust … [Read more...]

Election Day is here! And so is everything you need to know

Today is Election Day where Florida will elect a governor, an attorney general, a chief financial officer and an agriculture commissioner among others. Locally, however, voters will have to decide on representatives in Tallahassee, as well as who will represent their interests on the county commission. In last week's print edition of The Laker/Lutz News, we offered an election primer, which you … [Read more...]

Commission candidate among those appointed to planning council

Michael Moore is one of six appointments announced Monday by Gov. Rick Scott to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Moore, who is seeking Pat Mulieri's seat on the Pasco County Commission, is the owner of VR Business Sales/Mergers & Acquisitions of Wesley Chapel. He was appointed for a term that began Monday, and would end in October 2015. Also appointed to seats were John Neal of … [Read more...]

Regional planning council honors Pasco County

Pasco County took home several awards March 31 during the Future of the Region Awards in St. Petersburg. That included two major regional awards — The One Bay Award, and The Charles A. McIntosh Jr. Award for Distinction. Both were handed out at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park for the county’s work on the west market redevelopment and infill plan for The Harbors. The McIntosh award … [Read more...]