District to seek board's okay for cell tower
Hoping to generate some additional revenue, Pasco schools administrators will ask the School Board next week to approve a lease for a cell phone tower at Sunlake High School, next to Rushe Middle School. The district would receive $15,000 a year in rent, plus an additional amount for each tenant on the tower. The annual rent would increase 4 percent each year. The lease would be for 10 years, with four five-year renewal options. District officials said recent radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure studies completed for a cell tower at Long Middle School in Wesley Chapel showed that the tower would not exceed federal guidelines. Similar findings have not satisfied parents in some Hillsborough County communities, where residents have successfully battled cell phone towers proposed for school campuses. The Pasco School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 7227 U.S. 41 in Land O'Lakes.
School supplies sought for needy
The CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center is collecting school supplies for students in need at Hudson Elementary and Hudson Middle schools. Supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils and backpacks are needed. They can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. The center is also accepting cash donations, which the CARES school representative will use to purchase classroom supplies. For information, call (727) 863-6868.
Democrats to host candidate fair
The East Pasco Democratic Club will host a candidate fair at 7 p.m. Thursday at Alice Hall, 38116 Fifth Ave. There will be no speeches; instead the candidates will be available for one-on-one conversations. Participating candidates include those running for School Board, judicial seats, Mosquito Control, and the Democratic candidates for Florida House District 61 and U.S. House District 5. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call Diane Parker at (813) 312-9093.
Utility board looks for citizen advisers
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority is seeking applicants for a citizens advisory committee. The committee will consist of FGUA customers in the Holiday/Anclote, Colonial Manor, Dixie Groves, Pasco and Virginia City Utility systems. Members will attend regular meetings and discuss such items as customer service issues, major development projects, environmental issues and operational issues. For information, call FGUA's Matthew Rihs at (727) 372-0115, ext. 330.
The funeral service for Kathy Meyer, co-founder of Hudson Seafest, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 State Road 52. An item Wednesday gave a different time.