City Council chooses Interim city manager
One week after choosing not to renew City Manager Richard Reade's contract, the City Council on Monday voted 3-2 to name Assistant City Manager Ellen Posivach as interim city manager. Mayor Richard Rober and council members Phil Abts and Steven O'Neill voted in favor of the measure. Council member Perry Bean and Vice Mayor Mark Hashim voted against it. (Reade appointed police Chief David Brown as interim city manager as he left last week.) After City Attorney Michael Brannigan informed the council that last week's 3-2 vote not to renew Reade's contract was in line with the City Charter, the council proceeded to tap Posivach, former city manager of Tarpon Springs, to fill Reade's job. The council did not discuss her salary or when she would start.
Offices closing for the holidays
All Pasco County government offices, including the constitutional offices and the courts, will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday. The libraries and the Tax Collector's Office will also be closed Saturday. All will reopen Monday at their regular hours. Here are the holiday hours for other services:
• Pasco County recreation complexes will be closed Thursday, but open from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday. Community centers will be closed both days.
• The Animal Services shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday; normal hours resume Saturday.
• Public Transportation will have regular service on Wednesday (not a holiday schedule), but no service on Thursday. Regular service resumes Friday.
• The Resource Recovery Facility and East Pasco Transfer Station will be closed Thursday. They will reopen Friday for licensed commercial haulers only; then reopen to the general public Saturday.
Art center to reopen Jan. 6
The Pasco Art Council's art center on Moog Road in Holiday is closed for the holidays. The center's regular schedule will resume at 9 a.m. Jan. 6. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Charity needs last-minute items
Farmworkers Self-Help needs your last-minute donations of non-perishable food and blankets. The Tommytown group is helping more than 300 families for the holidays, with a big distribution planned for Christmas Eve morning. More food items and blankets are needed to provide for every family. Items can be dropped off today at the Farmworkers Self-Help office, 37240 Lock St., or call (352) 567-1432.
Elks Lodge 2284 will not have a dinner dance on Saturday. An item in Monday's "Get Out" listings incorrectly stated otherwise.
Donnelly, Faye M.
Huffman, Jesse Douglas
Kucharski, Jean A.
Wojnar, Carol Jean
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.