Thursday, September 20, 2018
News Roundup

Residents invited to submit ideas on Riverview Library

Residents are invited to learn more about the new Riverview Public Library at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 14) at the Riverview High School Cafeteria, 11311 Boyette Road.

The meeting will start with a brief presentation, then move to an open-house format where participants can look over display boards, talk one-on-one with staff from Library Services and Real Estate & Facilities Services, and offer their input.

Previous suggestions have included an exterior that reflects the community of Riverview, and an interior that would consist of smaller study areas along with several larger meeting rooms. Past meetings also have generated ideas about a catering kitchen, a coffee shop, an art gallery, an auditorium and a reading garden.

At 8,000 square feet and 35 years old, the current building on Riverview Drive is outdated and too small for the increased customer use that has accompanied new development in the area. The replacement project calls for a 35,000-square-foot building, to be located at 10003 Balm Riverview Road, just north of Boyette Road. The cost is approximately $12.6 million.

Previous public meetings focused on what residents would like to see the new facility offer, and where it would be built. The Dec. 14 meeting will concentrate on the layout of the building and the proposed architectural style.

Additional project information is available online at HCFLGov.net/CountyProjects.

Direct questions to Citizen Engagement at (813) 272-5275.

Comments
Booze coming to Bayshore: Tampa City Council approves historic mansionís conversion into private club

Booze coming to Bayshore: Tampa City Council approves historic mansionís conversion into private club

TAMPA ó It took 13 hours over three weeks, but developer Blake Casperís dream to convert a historic Bayshore Boulevard estate into a private club ó with booze sold until the wee hours and five rooms for overnight guests ó won City Council approval Th...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Clay may combat Floridaís Red Tide, but opposition ended experiments here 15 years ago

Clay may combat Floridaís Red Tide, but opposition ended experiments here 15 years ago

With Red Tide creeping up the Southwest Florida coast and into the Panhandle, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced an international research partnership to determine if the toxic algae bloom can be quelled by clay.The effort is bringing together Woo...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said Meadows is "a huge part" of the future and the Rays want to get a look at what he can do, but he may not get much opportunity and Cash feels Kiermaier, Pham and Smith deserve to keep playing. … RHP Yonny Chirinos is slat...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data show

Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data show

Talk to your grandparents about marijuana - before somebody else does.The latest release of a massive federal drug use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in fact, has seen a sea change in the de...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she’s finally avenged her miniature horse

Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she’s finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother thinks she’s finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Carlton: Should felons who have done their time get to vote? Citizens of Florida, itís in your hands

Carlton: Should felons who have done their time get to vote? Citizens of Florida, itís in your hands

Itís not often that we citizens ó busy with work, paying the bills, living our lives ó find ourselves with the power to right a fundamental wrong.But here in Florida, weíre about to get that chance.On the November ballot ó among all those candidates ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
NFL Week 3 picks: Our Bucs coverage team makes its predictions

NFL Week 3 picks: Our Bucs coverage team makes its predictions

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick starts for the third straight week, the final week of the Jameis Winston suspension, against the Steelers Monday at Raymond James Stadium. Those same Steelers gave up six touchdown passes to Kansas City last week.Will Fit...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

TAMPA — For the first time in seven weeks, Vita Vea played football Thursday.At least, it looked like he was playing football when he walked to the practice field wearing a helmet and full pads and took a three-point stance for the first time s...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE — After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet.The country clubȁ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Former Tampa Bay exec and Chicoís CEO Shelley Broader discusses changing retail in St. Pete visit

Former Tampa Bay exec and Chicoís CEO Shelley Broader discusses changing retail in St. Pete visit

ST. PETERSBURG ó When Shelley Broader worked in Tampa Bay, she was turning around a failing grocery store.It was the early 2000s. Amazon wasnít a powerhouse yet, people were still on Myspace and no one was ordering groceries online. On Thursday, she ...
Updated: 2 hours ago