Additional staff authorized
Pasco County Commissioners have authorized the funding for five field inspectors, at a total cost of $318,512.
Commissioners agreed to the increase based on material supplied by county staff, outlining the need for additional staff because of the market demand.
“Pasco County field inspectors are currently performing over double the amount of inspections per year compared to similar jurisdictions,” according to the backup material accompanying the request.
“This pace Is unsustainable,” the agenda backup says.
On another agenda item, the board approved two additional field investigators that had been approved during budget deliberations, but were not included in the budget because of a clerical error.
yoga grand opening
A grand opening celebration is planned for past tense yoga and massage studio, at 18474 U.S. 41 in Lutz, on May 3 through May 5. Festivities kick-off on May 3 at 4:30 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Lutz Guv’na Dominic DiFanpe, followed by a partners wine-sipping yoga class beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On May 4 and May 5, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, take a yoga sampler class, get a chair massage, and enjoy refreshments Cinco de Mayo-style. past tense offers a variety of yoga classes, massage, skin care treatments and other services.
Find out more at MyPastTenseStudio.com.
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s scholarship fund makes awards to local students, and this year the program will provide scholarships to students graduating from Cypress Creek, Wesley Chapel, Wiregrass Ranch, Freedom and Wharton high schools.
The chamber’s goal is to present 20 scholarships, each in the amount of $500. It is still seeking sponsors for the program. Each sponsorship is $650.
The chamber has partnered with the career counselors at each campus where students apply by completing an application, including a short essay.
Sponsors have an opportunity to present a ceremonial check to the recipient.
Event dates are: Freedom, April 25 at 6 p.m.; Wharton, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.; Wiregrass Ranch, May 23, 6 p.m.; and, Cypress Creek, May 28, 9 a.m.
If you have any additional questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Eliana at .
Local business celebrations
- Coffee Time, at 22299 State Road 54, Suite 102, in Land O’ Lakes, had its grand opening on April 22 with a ribbon cutting, live music, activities and giveaways.
- Cora Physical Therapy New Tampa, 27227 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel, is hosting an open house on April 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with giveaways, a chance to meet the therapists and food by Capital Tacos.
- Wild Magnolia Creative, 2406 Cypress Glen, Suite 101, in Wesley Chapel, will have a ribbon-cutting celebration April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be social media tips, networking, gift bags and refreshments.
- Familia Upholstery, 1641-6 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Lutz, will have a ribbon cutting and grand opening on May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The celebration will include beverages and appetizers.
The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., has an annual awards program that recognizes achievements of top companies in Pasco County for their technology, innovation, job creation, growth and capital investment in the area.
The economic development council also measures companies’ involvement in community activities.
Nominations for this year’s awards are accepted until the close of business on April 30. Winners will be announced at the Pasco EDC’s 33rd annual Awards and Trade Show in September.
For specifics on the categories, visit PEDC.com.
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