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Posted on: April 24, 2014

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications For Citizen Boards And Councils Applications Due May 15

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 23 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve in Wimauma

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Wednesday, April 23 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve located at 2549 Leonard Lee Road in Wimauma.

The burn... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Commissioner Al Higginbotham to Welcome Business Leaders at IIFA Global Business Forum April

Media Note: Video/Photo Opportunity

  • What: International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Business Forum
  • When: April 24 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Wimauma Community Collection Site to Open Last Saturday of the Month Through September

Hillsborough County will open a community collection site at 16180 West Lake Drive in Wimauma on the last Saturday of each month through September, for residents who want to dispose of bulky trash, electronics, tires and... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Value Adjustment Board Seeking Applicants for Appraiser and Attorney Special Magistrates

Opportunities now exist for appraisers and attorneys to serve as Special Magistrates for the 2014 Value Adjustment Board.

Appraiser Special Magistrates are appointed to hear issues regarding valuation of real estate and... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Hillsborough Community College Foundation names Commissioner Ken Hagan as Distinguished Alumnus

Hillsborough County’s five time chairman and senior ranking Commissioner, Ken Hagan, will be honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for his contributions to the community by The Hillsborough Community College... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Wildflower Pilot Program Blossoms in Hillsborough County

More native wildflowers will soon be found along roadsides in select rural areas of Hillsborough County. A pilot wildflower planting program, partially funded through a Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 22 at Lower Green Swamp Preserve in Plant City

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will be conducting a prescribed burn today, Tuesday, April 22 at Lower Green Swamp Preserve located at 3536 E. Knights-Griffin Road in Plant City.

The... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Business Leaders to Address Indo-US Trade Opportunities at IIFA Global Business Forum April 24-25

Hillsborough County will welcome more than 100 business leaders as they converge upon the Tampa Convention Center April 24-25 to participate in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Business Forum.

The two-day... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Public Meeting to Discuss Replacement of Water Pipelines in South Brandon

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on April 29, to discuss the planned replacement of water pipelines along sections of Linsley Avenue, Moon Avenue, and Robertson Drive, in... Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

County to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Land Donation to State for Veterans Nursing Home

The Hillsborough County Real Estate and Facilities Services Department has scheduled a public meeting on April 22 to discuss a proposal to donate County-owned land to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs for a 120-bed... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Public Meetings to Discuss the Northwest Hillsborough Wastewater Consolidation Project

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled three public meetings April 22-24 to discuss a proposed project to retire two aging wastewater plants and consolidate treatment at the Northwest Regional... Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2014

Hillsborough Commissioners Present the Good Government Award to Doug Belden on April 23

  • What: Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award Presentation
  • When: Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: County Center, 2nd Floor Boardroom, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Prescribed Burns Scheduled for April 17 at Balm Scrub and Cypress Creek Preserves

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department and the Florida Forest Service will conduct prescribed burns today, Thursday, April 17 at the following locations:

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 10 at Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Thursday, April 10 at Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve, 3536 E Knights-Griffin Road in Plant City.

The burn will... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Hillsborough County Statement

On Saturday, April 5, a Hillsborough County Animal Safety & Enforcement Officer brought a female dog to Animal Services. The officer advised staff that the dog appeared to be in a distressed labor. The veterinarian on duty... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Eat at Joe’s Lunch and Concert Series on April 11 Presents Vocalist Ray Chiaramonte

  • What: Eat at Joe’s Lunch time and Concert Series, Free
  • When: Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Pierce and Kennedy streets in... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 16 at Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Wednesday, April 16 at Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve located at 12781 U.S. Highway 41 in Gibsonton.

The burn will... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Grand Opening Air, Ollies, Grinds and Giveaways to Celebrate Northwest Skate Park at Jackson Springs

  • What: Grand Opening of Northwest Skate Park at Jackson Springs
  • When: Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Jackson Springs Park and Teen Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Donates Gear for Hillsborough County Fishing Camps

Hillsborough County’s summer nature camps teach local children a winning combination of conservation and sportsmanship. The successful program even hooked one of the biggest names in fishing -- Guy Harvey.

Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 9 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Thursday, April 9 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve, 2515 Leonard Lee Road in Wimauma.

The burn will last... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Celebrate Earth Month and 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough County ELAPP

  • What: ELAPP 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • When: Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Lake Frances Nature Preserve, 10225 Woodstock Rd. in Odessa
  • What... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 7 at FishHawk Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will be conducting a prescribed burn today, Monday, April 7 at FishHawk Preserve, 16118 Boyette Road in Riverview.

The burn will last one day. The... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Spring into Fun with Hillsborough County's Parks and Recreation Centers

Join Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department in April for fun and exciting programs. For more information on County programs, visit Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This April!

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this April. For a comprehensive look at... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

International Study Confirms Hillsborough County’s Leading Business Environment

Hillsborough County, the business and population center of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL metropolitan statistical area, was recently identified by international tax advisory firm KPMG as a leading cost-friendly... Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

South West Shore Boulevard to be Resurfaced Between Gandy and Kennedy Boulevards

Construction to resurface South West Shore Boulevard between Gandy and Kennedy boulevards is expected to begin in early April and be completed in July, weather permitting. Access to businesses and residences will be... Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Maintenance Activity at Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant Starting March 17

The Public Utilities Department will be performing major maintenance at the Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant starting Monday, March 17. The maintenance work will be limited to Mondays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Apply Now for Summer of 2014 Lifeguard Jobs at E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G.... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

April is National Poetry Month - Celebrate by Submitting a Poem at Your Library

March 1 – 31
Lit Wit Humorous Poetry Contest
FREE

Create your own humorous poem or a parody of a well known poem... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Upcoming Spring Events at Hillsborough County’s Parks and Recreation Centers

Join Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department for fun and exciting programs.  For more information, visit www.HillsboroughCounty... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This March!

Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged at the North Tampa Branch Library
Wednesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.
North Tampa Branch Library 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Hillsborough County Awards More Than $200,000 to Help Grow the Technology Ecosystem

Hillsborough County Economic Development Innovation Initiative (EDI2) continues to make the County a leader in supporting the technology... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory of Locally Grown Food Products

Shoppers and chefs looking for locally grown and produced food products can now find them more easily thanks to the new Hillsborough-Grown ... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns to Twice a Week, Effective March 1

Beginning Saturday, March 1, Hillsborough County residents will have two days a week to water their lawns, instead of one.

Although the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted this ... Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Emergency Assistance Available to Help Residents Pay Electric Bill

Hillsborough County has funds immediately available to assist low-income residents with payments of delinquent electric bills through its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)... Read on...


Library News

4 Stories
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Library History Roadshow will Gather Bloomingdale Regional Public Library History on April 12.

  • What: Traveling event to gather and digitally preserve the history of local libraries
  • When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. FREE
  • Where: Bloomingdale Regional Public... Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This April!

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this April. For a comprehensive look at... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

April is National Poetry Month - Celebrate by Submitting a Poem at Your Library

March 1 – 31
Lit Wit Humorous Poetry Contest
FREE

Create your own humorous poem or a parody of a well known poem... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This March!

Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged at the North Tampa Branch Library
Wednesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.
North Tampa Branch Library 8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
... Read on...


Parks, Recreation & Conservation News

15 Stories
Posted on: April 23, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 23 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve in Wimauma

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Wednesday, April 23 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve located at 2549 Leonard Lee Road in Wimauma.

The burn... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Prescribed Burns Scheduled for April 17 at Balm Scrub and Cypress Creek Preserves

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department and the Florida Forest Service will conduct prescribed burns today, Thursday, April 17 at the following locations:

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 16 at Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Wednesday, April 16 at Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve located at 12781 U.S. Highway 41 in Gibsonton.

The burn will... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 10 at Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Thursday, April 10 at Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve, 3536 E Knights-Griffin Road in Plant City.

The burn will... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Eat at Joe’s Lunch and Concert Series on April 11 Presents Vocalist Ray Chiaramonte

  • What: Eat at Joe’s Lunch time and Concert Series, Free
  • When: Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Pierce and Kennedy streets in... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Grand Opening Air, Ollies, Grinds and Giveaways to Celebrate Northwest Skate Park at Jackson Springs

  • What: Grand Opening of Northwest Skate Park at Jackson Springs
  • When: Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Jackson Springs Park and Teen Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 9 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will conduct a prescribed burn today, Thursday, April 9 at Upper Little Manatee River Preserve, 2515 Leonard Lee Road in Wimauma.

The burn will last... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for April 7 at FishHawk Preserve

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will be conducting a prescribed burn today, Monday, April 7 at FishHawk Preserve, 16118 Boyette Road in Riverview.

The burn will last one day. The... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Donates Gear for Hillsborough County Fishing Camps

Hillsborough County’s summer nature camps teach local children a winning combination of conservation and sportsmanship. The successful program even hooked one of the biggest names in fishing -- Guy Harvey.

Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Celebrate Earth Month and 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough County ELAPP

  • What: ELAPP 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • When: Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Lake Frances Nature Preserve, 10225 Woodstock Rd. in Odessa
  • What... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Spring into Fun with Hillsborough County's Parks and Recreation Centers

Join Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department in April for fun and exciting programs. For more information on County programs, visit Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Upcoming Spring Events at Hillsborough County’s Parks and Recreation Centers

Join Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department for fun and exciting programs.  For more information, visit www.HillsboroughCounty... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Apply Now for Summer of 2014 Lifeguard Jobs at E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G.... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

Working Parents Don’t Have To Scramble On No-School Days For Sitters

Don’t let no-school days become a logistical nightmare of scrambling for last-minute sitters, paying high prices for drop-in day care centers, or using up vacation days. Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation... Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2012

Portions Of Alderman's Ford Park Trail To Be Temporarily Closed Starting Jan. 2

Hillsborough County announces that portions of the trail at Alderman's Ford Regional Park, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop... Read on...


Public Utilities News

13 Stories
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Public Meeting to Discuss Replacement of Water Pipelines in South Brandon

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on April 29, to discuss the planned replacement of water pipelines along sections of Linsley Avenue, Moon Avenue, and Robertson Drive, in... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Public Meetings to Discuss the Northwest Hillsborough Wastewater Consolidation Project

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled three public meetings April 22-24 to discuss a proposed project to retire two aging wastewater plants and consolidate treatment at the Northwest Regional... Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2014

Maintenance Activity at Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant Starting March 17

The Public Utilities Department will be performing major maintenance at the Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant starting Monday, March 17. The maintenance work will be limited to Mondays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns to Twice a Week, Effective March 1

Beginning Saturday, March 1, Hillsborough County residents will have two days a week to water their lawns, instead of one.

Although the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted this ... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2013

Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility Generating Verified Carbon Offset Credits To Sell

Carbon offset credits generated by Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility have been verified and are now available for purchase on the voluntary market.

The credits represent verified reductions in net... Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2013

Improved Water On Tap for South-Central Customers; Bubbles May Make Water Appear Cloudy

Hillsborough County water customers in south-central Hillsborough are now receiving higher quality water thanks to a new hydrogen sulfide removal facility at the Lithia Water Treatment Plant.

In addition to noticing... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2013

New Garbage Collection Program Means Lower Annual Cost For Customers

Hillsborough County residential solid waste customers will pay less money for their service in 2014 – a direct result of the County’s effort to seek new bids for garbage and recycling collection.

Altogether, the County... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2013

Garbage And Recycling Roll Cart Deliveries Begin In August

Are your garbage cans starting to look worse for wear? Can’t remember whether plastic bottles go in the blue bin or the green bin? If you live in Hillsborough County’s Solid Waste service area, help is on the way... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2013

Fill It. Tilt It. That’s How We Roll!

Hillsborough County is looking for homeowners associations, civic groups and service clubs that would like to talk trash.

Beginning the week of September 30, 2013, Hillsborough County will be rolling out automated... Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2013

Public Meeting On June 19 To Discuss Retrofit Of Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on June 19 to discuss the start of construction on a project that will make major improvements at the Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station... Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2013

Public Meeting On June 18 To Discuss New Fire Hydrants, Water Lines In Alafia River Ridge Area

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on June 18 to discuss a project to install fire hydrants in the Alafia River Ridge area, and construct approximately three miles of new water... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2013

Public Meeting To Discuss Construction Of Sewage Pipeline In Area Of I-75, SR 674

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on May 28 to discuss the construction of a new sewage pipeline in the area of Interstate 75 and State Road 674.

The $8 million project... Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2013

Public Meeting To Discuss Sun City Mobile Home Park Water Pipeline Construction

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, April 23, to discuss a project that connects the Sun City Utilities Water System (Sun City Mobile Home Park) to Hillsborough... Read on...