In October 2013, the City completed a repaving project in the Marina Palms Subdivision that included Navigator Court, Anchorage Cove, and Sailwinds Pass. Additionally, a small section of Cedar Lane and a small area of Bay Boulevard near the Sand Pebble gate house were also paved. The engineering plans for this project were designed by Florida Design Consultants, Inc., while the repaving work was conducted by B.R.W. Contracting. The City has planned for and provided funding for another Street Improvement Project in the 2013-2014 Capital Improvement Program that is scheduled to take place later this year.
Street Improvement Project Completed
Beautification of Utilities and Public Works Departments Entryway Completed
Improvements to the Utilities and Public Works Department entryway have been completed. The gated entryway is located behind City Hall on Formel Avenue and provides access to the Public Works/Utilities Trailer, Water Treatment Plant, and City storage areas. New plantings, relocation of the entrance sign, the addition of energy efficient solar lighting, and new dirt and rocks were added to help improve the overall appearance of the entrance to these City facilities.
All of the work was performed by the City of Port Richey Utilities and Public Works staff.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has enacted Phase 2 "once a week" watering restrictions for lawns throughout Pasco County starting 12/26/13 and continuing through 3/1/14. More information can be found on SWFWMD’s website:
Public Meeting on Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act
In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run. Key provisions of the legislation will require the NFIP to raise rates to reflect true flood risk, make the program more financially stable, and change how Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates impact policyholders. The changes will mean premium rate increases for some—but not all—policyholders over time. Homeowners and business owners are encouraged to learn their flood risk and talk to their insurance agent to determine if their policy will be affected by BW-12. More information can be found on FEMA’s website:
A public meeting on the impacts that BW-12 may have on the community will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 12:00 – 1:30 pm at New Port Richey City Hall, located at 5919 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652. For more information, please call 727-835-1267.
Adopt A Road or Tree
In many communities, programs are implemented to promote volunteer efforts that assist the community and allow local government to provide for environmental and ecological sustainability. The benefits of these programs are roadway beautification, increased shade canopy in the City and sustainability of our "Urban Forest." Our Adopt-a-Tree Program allows for any resident to have a tree planted by the city adjacent to their property on or near the public right-of-way. By "Adopting" the tree, the resident would agree to care for the tree by the recommended watering schedule as stated in the form available below. The Adopt-a-Road Program would involve a community volunteer group that would agree to provide quarterly trash and litter clean-up along a specific roadway corridor. Safety vests and trash bags for litter pick-up will be provided. The city will post "Adopt-a-Road" signage.