Online survey seeks input from Residents
Pasco County residents have until Tuesday to take an online survey that commissioners will use as they plan for the future. The survey, which asks residents what they think are Pasco's strengths and weaknesses, can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010CitizenSurvey. Officials say this round of community input will be critical as commissioners review and update the county's strategic plan. Commissioners will discuss the survey results at a community meeting on Dec. 9. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes. For information on the County's LEAP (Lean, Efficient, Accountable Pasco) Initiative to improve customer service and increase efficiency, visit www.pascocountyfl.net and click on the LEAP button. To send feedback, click on the Customer Comment Card link on the left of the page or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Frances Ave. Park playground okayed
Frances Avenue Park is due for an upgrade. City Council members last week approved the installation of a new handicapped-compliant playground at the park just south of Louisiana Avenue. The playground will have slides, ladders, climbing walls, a wood fiber surface — and none of the rust or deterioration of the park's current play set, which will soon be demolished. Officials said the "Fun Frontier" playground, sold by GameTime, will be paid for with about $110,000 of Penny for Pasco funds.
Saint Leo aims for holiday tradition
Saint Leo University is hosting a musical event with the hope of making it a holiday tradition. A Saint Leo Christmas will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Student Community Center at the university, at 33701 State Road 52 (about 4 miles east of Interstate 75). The event will feature student performers from a variety of campus groups performing festive holiday songs, sacred music and spoken-word selections. Young singers from Saint Rita Roman Catholic Church of Dade City will make a special appearance. Visitors are welcome to stay for the blessing and lighting of the campus Christmas tree. Admission and parking are free.
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