May 25 – 31 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. A lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Visit the “Prepare for Hurricane Season” section of the City’s website under the “How Do I…” tab on the left-hand side of the homepage for more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and some helpful links.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Learn about the Harbors-West Market Redevelopment Plan
Since 2010, Pasco County’s planning team has been working with a diverse group of community stakeholders to create a redevelopment plan for The West Market Area. The West Market Area is also known as 'The Harbors' and includes the coastal and inland areas along U.S. 19 and Little Road corridors, from North County Line to South County Line. The result of this visioning process is a document called “The Harbors Redevelopment Plan” which sets forth a comprehensive plan for revitalizing The West Market Area. Residents can get more information about Pasco County’s ongoing redevelopment efforts and how Port Richey will be impacted by visiting their website at:
Access Public Meetings Portal
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Residents can access Council agendas and watch meetings by visiting the Public Meetings Portal in the top right-hand corner of the page. Simply select a specific date on the calendar to view. Most Regular Council meetings are available to stream live with the ability to rewind and fast-forward, and can now be viewed on compatible mobile devices.
Stormwater Line Repair Completed
Recently, a failure of the 18” reinforced concrete stormwater line was reported next to 7939 Grand Boulevard. That property fronts US 19 and houses the battery supply business just south of US 19 and Grand Boulevard. The stormwater line adjacent to the property lies within the platted right of way of Grand Boulevard and is in the City’s maintenance jurisdiction area. A video inspection of the stormwater line determined that the line incurred stress fractures and cracks in a number of locations causing infiltration of ground water and sand in the stormwater system pipe. The stormwater line was replaced with a liner system that has been used successfully in many other locations in the area to rehabilitate failing gravity mains and stormwater lines.
Drainage Ditch Cleaning and Restoration
The City’s Public Works Department maintains drainage ditches throughout the City to avoid obstruction and maintain proper flow. Cleaning and restoration of drainage ditches on Bay Boulevard and Wilkens Street, between Old Post Road and US 19, is taking place this week. City Public Works crews have been mobilized on the site to clean the driveway culverts and stormwater piping in that area. City crews are also using the sewer vactor truck on their portion of the project. The City Stormwater Utility will fund the project.