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Zephyrhills won't seek grant for flood control

ZEPHYRHILLS — The Zephyrhills City Council decided Monday not to move forward with its application for a city improvement grant.

The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant would have been used to flood-proof a downtown retention area next to the city's fire station.

To apply for the CDBG grant, the city would have had to put up $250,000. But the proposed fix for the retention pond is estimated at $150,000.

So, the city won't apply for that money right now.

In other business:

• The council discussed remodeling the city's downtown fire station.

The city manager is scheduled to bring more information about funding the project to the next council meeting.

• Also, council members unanimously approved the second reading of ordinances to adopt a millage rate of 5.57 percent and the city's fiscal budget adjustment to reflect approximately $42.25-million.

At this rate, a Zephyrhills resident whose property is assessed at $100,000 would pay about $279 in property taxes, after taking the $50,000 homestead exemption.

Mayor Cliff McDuffie also took time to recognize a few of the city's customer service representatives in observance of customer service week. He also recognized local members of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Zephyrhills won't seek grant for flood control 09/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:07pm]
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