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Port Richey city manager leaves office after contract not renewed


City manager leaves office after meeting

He cleaned out his desk, only leaving behind his city-issued phone and key to City Hall. Then City Manager Richard Reade — whose contract was not renewed at a tense special meeting Monday night — faxed a letter to City Hall on Tuesday saying he was using his days off until his contract ends Dec. 26, and appointing police Chief David Brown as interim city manager. He asked City Clerk Shirley Dresch to notify the council and city attorney via e-mail of that decision. He also asked for a DVD recording of Monday's meeting, which he said "can be sent with my upcoming payroll check." Lastly, he said if the council decides to hold another special meeting on Monday, Dresch will handle all items on the agenda, which include ratification of the dispatchers' and police officers' contract and reviewing bids for the red light camera system. Mayor Richard Rober said he would like to add a third item to the agenda: discussing the interim city manager position. The special meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road.


Key dates in next school calendar

Parents, get your 2009 planners out. The Pasco School Board has officially approved its 2009-10 academic calendar, paving the way for you to schedule days off with your employers. Some of the key dates:

• Aug. 24 — First day of classes

• Sept. 7 — No school, Labor Day

• Oct. 16 — No school, teacher planning day

• Nov. 11 — No school, Veterans Day

• Nov. 25-27 — No school, Thanksgiving holiday

• Dec. 23, 2009 — Jan. 8, 2010 — Winter break

• Jan. 18, 2010 — No school, MLK Day

• Feb. 9-11, 2010 — FCAT Writing

• Feb. 15, 2010 — No school, Washington's Birthday

• March 9-19, 2010 — FCAT

• April 2-9, 2010 — Spring break

• May 31, 2010 — No school, Memorial Day

• June 9, 2010 — Last day of classes.


School needs help for golf benefit

Cypress Elementary needs players, sponsors and donations for the PTO Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction Benefit starting at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Timber Greens Golf Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 774-4500 or e-mail

Pasco deaths

Brorein, Patricia B.

Farchione, Ronald Carl "Chip"

Guillen, Valentin

Henderson, Marvin C.

Higgins, Edward V.

Mull, Floyd Sr.

Nost, Alf F.

Simmons, Paul Arnold

Supernault, Paul J.

Zielinski, Lillian M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Port Richey city manager leaves office after contract not renewed 12/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:01pm]
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