Residents can get their tax notice by email
Pasco County taxpayers can opt into a new program to receive their property tax notices by email, a convenience for property owners that will also save printing and postage costs for the Tax Collector's Office. "We're excited to be among the first tax collector offices in the state to offer electronic property tax notices," tax collector Mike Olson said. "With more and more people doing business through the Internet, it makes perfect sense to provide the option." The Legislature recently gave tax collectors the option of sending tax notices by email to those people requesting the service. Pasco taxpayers who want that service may sign up at www.pascotaxes.com/esignup. On Nov. 1, the date regular tax notices are mailed, an email containing the tax bill will be sent to those property owners. They can also pay the bill online by using an e-check or credit or debit card. The vendor who provides the online services for the tax collector charges a 2.5 percent fee. Olson said taxpayers who still want to receive their tax notice in the mail and pay by mail or at his office may continue to do so. Taxpayers may also view and print their receipts online rather than receiving one in the mail.
Youth Symphony holding auditions
The Greater Pasco Youth Symphony is enrolling intermediate and advanced music students in fifth through 12th grades. The orchestra's goal is to develop the performing skills of the students so they can gain the confidence and ability required to audition for and play with orchestras at their schools and later at the college and semi-professional level. Auditions are by appointment every Friday and Saturday through March 17 in the hall at First Presbyterian Church in Port Richey. Orchestra rehearsals are at 1 p.m. Saturdays. For information or to schedule an audition, call (727) 858-8024 or (727) 359-4884.
Play, art exhibit portray Holocaust
The Zephyrhills High Ambassadors Program presents I Never Saw Another Butterfly at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the school, 6335 12th St. Tickets are $2 with school/student ID; $3 for adults. Come early to see the art exhibit, "The Holocaust Through Czech Children's Eyes," an exhibition of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
Browning to speak to Republican Club
Kurt Browning, the former secretary of state who is now running for Pasco schools superintendent, will speak at the March 8 meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club. The club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Hyundai dealership at 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., one mile west of Interstate 75. For information, email WCRepublican@att.net.