City commissioners voted Tuesday to confirm their decision to relocate the proposed recycled water silo from the Mickens-Harper neighborhood baseball field to the Sumner Road percolation ponds site. The move causes a delay in securing approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which must re-examine the plans and conduct another environmental inspection. Commissioners also delayed a vote on awarding the construction contract for the recycled water silo, in order to comply with a 60-day rule between bidding and executing a city contract. City officials reconsidered the location of the project after Mickens-Harper residents rose in opposition to the project.
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Deadline for joining Fair Association near
Tuesday is the deadline to join the Pasco County Fair Association for 2012. Memberships in the nonprofit Fair Association entitle members to free admission and preferred parking for each day of the February fair. Members are also invited to a free membership dinner at which directors will be elected. Membership is $25 per person or $55 per family, which includes parents and their children ages 18 and younger who live at home. Membership forms are online at pascocountyfair.com and at the fair office, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. Forms can be dropped off, mailed in or faxed to (352) 523-1807 with a credit card. For information, call (352) 567-6678.
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Robin Falzone participated in the first Run for the Arts on Sunday. Her name was misspelled in an article Wednesday.
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Pasco schools regularly recycle batteries and all kinds of paper and cardboard, and sometimes individual schools also have recycling drives for other items. Anyone interested in recycling should contact a school to see if certain items are accepted. An item in Wednesday's Top of the Class was unclear on that point.