Pasco schools add feeding sites for students

Pasco County Schools planned to expand its number of student feeding sites from its initial seven locations up to 25 school sites, effective March 31, according to a school district news release. Pasco also will add feeding sites at 16 bus stops throughout the county. There are other significant changes in the way Pasco County Schools is getting food to students. The drive-thru sites and … [Read more...]

Five-acre lots approved on Northeast Pasco tract

The Pasco County Commission has approved a rezoning to allow homes to be built on 5-acre lots on a 211-acre tract at the northwest corner of Trilby Road and Dowling Lake Road. The previous zoning required a minimum residential lot size of 10 acres. No one spoke against the request during the commission’s Oct. 7 public hearing, where the request was approved unanimously. The Pasco County … [Read more...]

Residents battle 5-acre lots in their neighborhood

The Pasco Planning Commission is recommending approval of a rezoning that will allow homes to be built on 5-acre lots, instead of 10-acre lots, on a 211-acre site, on the northwest corner of Trilby Road and Dowling Lake Road. The applicant for the rezoning change, Massey Partners Limited, was represented by attorney Clarke Hobby. Planning commissioners are recommending approval despite … [Read more...]

Transit survey offers Pasco residents a say

Judy Geiger would like to see Trilby Road widened, to improve its safety. The Dade City resident explained the need: “We have a number of bicyclists. The roads are not wide enough to accommodate them and the cars. If you get behind a set of (bicyclists), you’re stuck. It’s not safe.” She was among those attending a recent workshop held by the Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization … [Read more...]

Proposed solar farm sparks controversy

An open house to preview a proposed solar farm in northeast Pasco County drew an impassioned crowd of residents who mostly panned the project. Tampa Electric, known as TECO, is seeking a special exception permit to build the solar farm on about 350 acres, off Blanton Road in Dade City. The first public hearing for the project will be with the Pasco County Planning Commission at a future … [Read more...]

Rural protections in place for Northeast Pasco

After more than a decade, a set of regulations laying out a plan to preserve the rural character of northeast Pasco County finally is in place. The Pasco County Commission unanimously approved an ordinance to adopt development standards for the Northeast Pasco Rural Protection Overlay District on Aug. 9. Nearly 50 area residents attended the public hearing on the ordinance. A handful spoke … [Read more...]

Dade City, Zephyrhills offering homeless, low-income services Tuesday

Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano and The Volunteer Way will offer four services in one place at locations in both Zephyrhills and Dade City on Tuesday. The Volunteer Way Mobile Pantry, the Public Defender Medical Mobile Unit, Mobile Hot Showers, and the Florida Licensing on Wheels -- better known as the FLOW Mobile -- have all teamed up to offer their services to homeless and low-income … [Read more...]