Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco commissioners delay decision on shelving Sportsplex plan for Trinity

Countywide

Commissioners delay decision on sports plan

Pasco commissioners put off a decision Tuesday until later this month on whether to shelve a sports complex plan for Trinity. Commissioners decided to give more time to the owners of three properties under consideration for the project. Last week, a commission majority was poised to put the Sportsplex USA plan on the back burner until the budget season is over in the fall but decided to wait until Tuesday, the deadline for owners of the three properties to submit their plans. The properties include 30 acres just east of the hospital under construction on State Road 54; 25 acres off Community Drive, near the Trinity Memorial Gardens cemetery; and a 40-acre site at Starkey Ranch. Commissioner Michael Cox tried to get the cemetery site removed from consideration, saying it was not worth the potential legal battle with residents from Heritage Springs, who already succeeded at keeping the project off the original site. But only Commissioner Jack Mariano supported Cox's motion. The other commissioners said they should treat all three property owners equally. Commissioners will take up the matter again at a June 23 special meeting, beginning at 6 p.m., at the West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, in New Port Richey.

New port Richey

Donations sought for students' prom

More than 100 disabled students at the Red Apple Adult Training Center will go to prom for the first time ever this month — but only with help from the community, a Red Apple instructor's aide says. Red Apple's staff trains developmentally disabled students 18 and older in daily living skills, such as cooking and shopping. This spring, a few students asked administrators if they could hold a prom just like the proms at other schools, instructor's aide Katina John said. To make the dance on June 25 a success, Red Apple needs donations of prom dresses, tuxedos and suits, corsages and boutonnieres, decorations and food gift cards, she said. Donations should be sent by June 11 to one of Red Apple's campuses at 6640 Kentucky Ave. or 6527 Jefferson St., both in New Port Richey. For information, call the school at (727) 847-2555.

Inside

The Pasco teachers' union has rejected a proposal for an end-of-year furlough day, sending the School Board looking for other places to cut spending. Story, 5

More than 100 events are scheduled for the USA Roller Sports' Southern Regional Championships later this month at Spinnations Skating Center in Port Richey. Story, 7

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Pasco commissioners delay decision on shelving Sportsplex plan for Trinity 06/01/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 8:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears

    World

    IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response.

    People celebrate Monday after voting closed in a referendum on independence in Irbil, Iraq.
  2. North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'

    War

    UNITED NATIONS — North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump's weekend tweet was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.

    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday.
  3. No toll lanes north of downtown Tampa in three of four interstate proposals

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Express lanes may not be coming to downtown Tampa after all. Or at least not to the stretch of Interstate 275 that goes north through Bearss Avenue.

    Seminole Heights resident Kimberly Overman discusses the new interstate options with V.M. Ybor resident Chris Vela (left), Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and HNTB consultant Chloe Coney during a Tampa Bay Express meeting Monday night at the Barrymore Hotel. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  4. Pinellas grants St. Pete's request to add millions to pier budget

    Local Government

    Times Staff Writer

    The Pinellas County Commission has granted St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's request to dedicate millions more toward the city's new pier.

    The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday  voted 7-1 to appropriate $17.6 million for the over-water portion of the Pier District. This is a rendering of what the new Pier District could look like. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg]
  5. Man injured when small helicopter crashes into Odessa home

    Accidents

    ODESSA — A small manned helicopter crashed into the roof of a house in northwest Hillsborough County on Monday, injuring a pilot, officials said.

    Rescuers respond to a crash of a small helicopter on the roof of a home in the Odessa area on Monday. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]