New HCDC members appointed by HC BOCC

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:28 PM.

“What we need is some go-getters,” said Sasnett. “Young, intelligent and willing to work.”

County Attorney Jeff Goodman recommended that the BOCC hold a workshop with the HCDC after the last new member is appointed and had “time to settle in” and discuss roles, responsibilities and goals.

“It’s important that the board encourages things to get moving,” said Merchant. “Get them on helping our businesses and to bring new businesses in.”

BOCC approved of Merchant’s request to start their mosquitoes spraying immediately.

“We’ve already started getting complaints about mosquitoes,” said Merchant. “I know we said we’d start around May 1 to mid May, but can’t we start immediately? We’ll retain the same six-month period, we’re just starting early.”

BOCC approved signing Proclamation Viva Florida 500, recognizing the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on Florida’s coast in April 1513.

BOCC agreed to fight the new legislative Medicare county cost, which would push their payments from $280 a year to $1,700, which is a 62 percent increase.

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