Thursday, February 9, 2012
The City Council voted in favor of the change 4-1.
Downtown bar owners may have occasion to take a celebratory drink. The New Port Richey City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to give final approval to a city ordinance amendment that will permit customers to carry open containers of alcohol bought at a bar onto downtown city streets during special events Then, those patrons can consume their drinks in designated areas. Nonprofits and their vendors can already sell beer and wine in secured areas of public spaces during special events. Bar owners said at a meeting last year that their sales are being affected during these special events. City council members said last year that they were open to exploring changing the ordinance after bar owners said their sales were being affected by it during …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Here are some of the stories we featured from August 1-August 6.
1. Main Street Landing developer Ken McGurn asked the New Port Richey City Council for a promise of financial assistance Tueday night. He didn’t get it. 2. The Volunteer Way, a local nonprofit, is seeking more funds for its new property. 3. Pasco County Sheriff’s detectives have been investigating a series of smash-and-grab burglaries. 4. Detectives arrested a former Mugs ‘N Jugs server as part of an investigation into a fraud and identity theft operation. 5. A task force looking into starting a four-day school week in Pasco County got its marching orders.
Monday, July 25, 2011
City Council OKs tuition hike from $40 a week to $80 a week for city residents starting next summer, and raises rates to rent Peace Hall and shelters in city parks effective immediately
It will cost twice as much next year for city residents to send a child to the summer day camp at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center -- from $40 each a week to $80 a week each. The New Port Richey City Council on Tuesday approved the increase in a 3-2 vote that also raised fees to rent Peace Hall and established a fee system to reserve shelters in city parks. Shelters grabbed on a first-come/first-served basis are free.* In addition to doubling the weekly summer camp tuition for city residents, the council raised the summer camp rate for non-resident children from $50 a week to $150. The council raised fees for renting Peace Hall from a flat $50 for a half day and $85 for a full day, to $100 for a half day and $150 for a …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Despite presence of committee to work with nonprofits, some want 'town hall meeting' with organizers to find ways to cut $187,000 in city's annual subsidy without charging event planners.
A Special Events Advisory Committee is serving as a liaison between the New Port Richey City Council and local nonprofits as the council ponders a proposed "full-cost recovery" policy on events staged within the city. But several council members on Tuesday said the only way the city can trim the $187,000 it now expends annually to subsidize event costs -- while also retaining those events -- is to discuss options with organizers directly during a public "town hall" meeting. "It is important that we all come to the table and we all share," Councilwoman Judy DeBella Thomas said, suggesting the city and organizers meet in August. Unfortunately, since City Manager John Schneiger proposed the "full-cost recovery" policy in the spring, some …