Interim city manager is now permanent
Ellen Posivach, who has served as interim city manager since December, now has the job permanently. City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday evening to give her the position (council member Phil Abts was absent). Posivach will be paid $132,763, which will come from the city's general fund. Before she came to Port Richey, Posivach, 57, was a government consultant who served as city manager of Tarpon Springs. She came on board last fall as Port Richey's assistant city manager, then took the reins of the city temporarily after the council ousted the last city manager, Richard Reade over concerns about his management style. The council also voted Tuesday evening to allow Traffipax to install additional red light cameras at a couple of intersections in the city. Drivers caught on camera running a red light could receive a ticket in the mail.
Get tractor in for last pull of season
The Pioneer Florida Museum and Village will host its final garden tractor pull of the season on Saturday. Local garden tractor lovers of all ages modify their tractors to compete, as hundreds of spectators cheer them on. Admission to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, includes access to the museum's historic collection of buildings and artifacts. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for ages 6 to 18. Children under five are free. Pioneer Florida Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Florida's Pioneer Heritage, is located one mile north of downtown Dade City, off of U.S. 301. For information call (352) 567-0262 or visit www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org.
Meeting to focus on child literacy
Improving literacy will be the subject of a meeting for educators, social workers and other concerned residents who wish to help at-risk children. The meeting, put on by Toys for Tots organizer Bob Loring, is set from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. June 24 at Barnes & Noble at the Shops at Wiregrass at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Presenters at the meeting, called the American Dream Congress, include Karen Correa of the Pasco County Library System; Patricia Bauer, Rotary International; Susan Hutson, marketing director for Premier Community Health; Rachel Powers of the Pasco School District. Rotary Clubs throughout Pasco County will pay for lunch for the first 100 pre-registered delegates. To register, call Loring at (352) 588-4230.
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