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Hernando Metropolitan Planning Organization plans public workshop


Planners host workshop on road projects

The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a public workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. The MPO's general planning consultant, Tindale-Oliver and Associates, will give the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed traffic circulation plan around the Interstate 75/State Road 50 interchange. The workshop will address the expansion of the I-75 interchange, the proposed frontage road and other intersection improvements. MPO staffers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. For information, contact Dennis Dix or Steve Diez at (352) 754-4057 or


Utilities office's hours to change

Hours of operation will change, effective Monday, for the Hernando County Utilities Department's customer service office at 7405 Forest Oaks Blvd. The lobby and call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday. For details, call (352) 754-4037.


Enjoy live music at block party

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Children will host an Uptown Block Party from 5 to 7 p.m. today at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Live music will be provided by Joe Solomon, Robert Swann, Eric Tremante, "Muskrat" Dave Mesker and Guitar Mike. Beer and wine will be available. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

Learn best ways to landscape

A half-day Florida-Friendly Landscaping workshop will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon March 8 at the Hernando County Association of Realtors, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road. The workshop will be presented by Sylvia Durell, coordinator for the Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. Participants will learn how to troubleshoot irrigation system problems and install ground cover and pervious materials. They will also learn how to landscape with edible plants. Registration is required by Monday. The cost is $5, which includes materials and refreshments. County utilities customers who attend will receive a rebate to cover their registration fee. Contact Durell at (352) 540-6230, or at HernandoFFL Program on Facebook.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 9:30 a.m., Department of Public Works, 1525 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

Brooksville Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Hope for Savannah fundraiser: 5-8 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (504) 616-8797 or (352) 398-2347.

Hernando Metropolitan Planning Organization plans public workshop 02/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:56pm]
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