Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

CAN-DO group, opposed to big box in Riverview, meets Monday

RIVERVIEW — Bloomingdale CAN-DO, a local group of residents opposed to the big-box development on E Bloomingdale Avenue, will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Bloomingdale Regional Library.

The group has been researching the zoning history of the property, which is next to the library, and met with legal counsel and a county planner regarding options the group can pursue.

At the meeting, the Bloomingdale CAN-DO members plan to share these findings and information from a closed-door meeting with the developer's representatives in June.

Bell Shoals widening project on agenda

People interested in weighing in on the design for the project to widen Bell Shoals Road can attend a public meeting Tuesday.

The $19 million project will widen 3.1 miles of Bell Shoals Road from south of the Alafia River to north of Bloomingdale Avenue.

In addition to widening the two-lane road to four lanes, the project will include adding a bike lane and sidewalks as well as improving traffic signals. Construction is scheduled to begin in January.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room of Boyette Springs Elementary School.

Officials begin blight fight in Gibsonton

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are leading a cleanup campaign in Gibsonton and disposing of discarded items, such as furniture, metal, electronics and trash.

Operation Fight the Blight: Gibsonton will run from 8 a. m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 17, excluding weekends. Large trash bins are located at 6515 Riverview Drive.

The boundaries reach north to south from Ohio Avenue to Gibsonton Drive, and east to west from Alafia to Lula streets.

Residents will be asked to show proof of residence, such as a Florida driver's license, Florida vehicle registration or utility bill, when dropping off items.

Hillsborough Code Enforcement officers have partnered with several county agencies, including Affordable Housing Services, Animal Services, Public Utilities and Public Works, as well as the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Tampa Electric Co. workers, for the cleanup campaign.

For information about materials that will be accepted, call Hillsborough County Code Enforcement at (813) 274-6600.

South County Job Fair scheduled for Sept. 27

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will host a free job fair in the south county Sept. 27.

The job fair is being held in association with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus and Hillsborough County.

Employers interested in participating can find exhibitor forms online.

The South County Job Fair will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus, 551 24th St. NE in Ruskin.

For more information, call David Robinson at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance at (813) 930-7577.

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