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County moves to get paid for roads


County moves to get paid for roads

County Commissioners voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan that would allow them to recoup from two residential developers the costs of building a road critical to the T. Rowe Price project. The cost of building the first two lanes of the Sunlake Boulevard extension — which must be done by 2010 — could cost $10.7-million, though county engineers say that price tag could end up significantly lower. An additional two lanes, which don't have to be built until 2015, would cost up to $3.8-million. Beazer and M/I Homes, who have plans to build roughly 900 homes south of the proposed T. Rowe Price office campus, were supposed to build the road as part of an earlier agreement with the county. Once the county finishes the first two lanes it would put a lien against the home builders' properties. That payment would be due within 30 days. If the home builders don't pay the bill, the county could decide to foreclose on the property or could withhold certain development rights, said assistant county attorney David Goldstein.


Teen gets loot from 11 unlocked cars

A teenager broke into 11 cars between late April and May 15 and found a treasure trove of goods: a digital camera, an MP3 player, GPS systems, a laptop computer, nearly $400 in cash, several video game players, an iPod and a briefcase. But Westley Kingsbury, who turned 18 Wednesday, didn't have to smash any glass to get the goods, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said. The vehicles' doors were unlocked. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said this is a good reminder for people to remove valuables from their cars when they aren't in them and to always lock your car doors. He said thefts like this are "crimes of opportunity." Kingsbury's arrest report said he confessed to the thefts, which occurred outside homes on Autumnwood Drive, Arrowhead Drive, Tournament Drive, Duffer Court, Wagner Drive, Tennyson Drive, Spanish Moss Drive, Lincolnshire Drive, Mediterranean Court and Peppertree Lane. Kingsbury, of 13727 Maritime Court, is in juvenile custody and faces 11 counts of auto burglary.


Ban on bonfires, yard burning lifted

With the recent heavy rains easing drought conditions, Pasco County officials on Wednesday lifted the ban on holding bonfires and burning yard debris. The county had enacted the burn ban back in February.

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