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De-annexation bill for Lake Jovita headed to Tallahassee

ST. LEO — Residents of Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club who want to de-annex from the town of St. Leo into unincorporated Pasco County are one step closer.

Town Attorney Patricia Petruff announced at a St. Leo commission meeting Monday that the Pasco legislative delegation has approving taking a local bill crafted by the town that would allow the de-annexation to the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee next month. The bill is likely to be filed Rep. Amanda Murphy, D-New Port Richey, Petruff told the commission.

For years, residents of 85 homes in upscale gated Lake Jovita — where the other 350 units are in unincorporated Pasco County — have grumbled at having to pay taxes to the town in addition to the county.

The push for de-annexation failed to gain traction until the election last April of Lake Jovita residents Robert Inslee and James Wells to the commission.

De-annexation bill for Lake Jovita headed to Tallahassee 02/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:25pm]
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