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Zephyrhills to hold hearing on downtown grant

ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyrhills may be able to make significant improvements to its historic downtown district if it can get a $750,000 grant. This money could help fix the city's downtown drainage problem and increase the capacity of the downtown retention pond, according to a city memo.

The city might stand a better chance of getting the CDBG commercial revitalization grant if it kicks in $250,000 in matching funds.

The issue will be up for public hearing at tonight's City Council meeting at 6 p.m.

The Zephyrhills Public Library has recently applied for a $10,000 grant through a cooperative that provides funds to improve rural public libraries.

Also, the City Council must discuss replacing Daniel Burgess, the council's president, who has announced his resignation. According to a memo, tonight will be Burgess' last on the council, as he plans to move to Orlando for law school.

The city also will soon host public hearing to discuss the city's budget and millage rate. The two public hearings are set for 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 22 at City Hall.

In other news, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, or TBARTA, will make a short presentation to the City Council to discuss the organization's ideas for transportation improvements, including ideas for a new mode of transportation that could connect the west-central Florida region. A TBARTA public workshop is already planned for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alice Hall Community Center in Zephyrhills.

Zephyrhills to hold hearing on downtown grant 07/27/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:07am]
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