Posted: 3:37 am Monday, October 17th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
The Pinellas County Sewage Task Force will meet this morning to talk about all that sewage into the Bay after the hurricanes. They’ll be talking one idea – connecting the systems between cities to share resources. Getting all that done physically will depend on cost and if it’s really feasible to do it. There will be leaders from seventeen communities at the meeting which starts at 9 am at St Pete College and is open to the public. There will be more meetings, possibly on a quarterly basis.
The Pasco County Sheriff is asking for our help with finding a man who tried to get a 15 year old girl into his van on Friday on Bartell Road in Holiday. Video from a security camera shows what might be the vehicle he was driving. It’s described as a dark van with possible front end damage. If you can help, call the Sheriff’s office tip line at tip line: 1-800-706-2488, or check their web site.
The deadline to register to vote in Florida was extended so you have tomorrow to register to vote in the November election. A federal judge made the call initially to extend it for just one day after the Florida Democratic Party had asked for a full week extension due to Hurricane Matthew.
FEMA opened their Recovery Centers in Hillsborough, Citrus, and Hernando counties last week. So far the offices have received at total of 180 applications for assistance. Hernando County residents go to the office in the West Government Center in Spring Hill; for Hillsborough County that office is in the Keysville Recreation Center in Lithia. We have more information and how to apply for assistance here.
The Bucs were off this weekend on their bye week. They’ll be back in action Sunday against the 49’ers in San Francisco. And the Lightning start their season with two wins in a row at Amalie Arena, taking Saturday’s game from New Jersey 3-2. Next up Tuesday at Amalie, it’s the Panthers. Both teams are 2-0.