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New (Slightly Higher) Water/Utilities Rates in Wesley Chapel

Beginning October 1, 2018, Pasco County Utilities (PCU) customerswill see nominal rate increases in their monthly water, wastewater and reclaim water bill. Customers can view a listing of new rates and charges online at https://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/48470/Rates-Fee-Charges—FY19. As a department of Pasco County Government, PCU uses funding …

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Wiregrass Sports Complex (Coming Soon)

Exciting news for Wesley Chapel! The highly anticipated Wiregrass Sports Complex has been approved and will celebrate groundbreaking shortly. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for June 7 2018. The facility will be south of Estancia at Wiregrass, north of State Road 56 (just north of the …

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Wesley Chapel Roadway Connection Study

Pasco County has posted a 450-page traffic study regarding the connection of Wesley Chapel roadways to those in New Tampa. To view the study, click here: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/View/42169/Wesley-Chapel-Roadway-Connection-Study-Draft-Report The study has to do with several connections being considered between KBar Ranch, Meadow Pointe, and the widening of …

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Woman sues Wiregrass Elementary Teacher and School over Pledge of Allegiance

Wesley Chapel mother Eugenia McDowell has asked for a judge to declare that the teacher and school (Wiregrass Ranch Elementary) were wrong in not allowing her child Kaden to kneel while other children spoke the pledge of allegiance. Eugenia McDowell (FB) of Wesley Chapel has complained …

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Tunnel to Fix US41 and SR54 would cost half a billion dollars.

Land O’ Lakes – The Metropolitan Planning Organization, composed of Pasco County Commissioners, Mayors of various Pasco County cities, and other advisors, commissioned a study a few years ago to look at options to fix the intersection of Land O Lakes Blvd (US41) and State …

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New Fire Station (#13) coming to Wesley Chapel

March 14th 2018, Fire Chief Scott Cassin, County Commissioners, and local dignitaries broke ground on the new Wesley Chapel Fire Station 13. Station 13 is a 9,430 SqFt, 3 bay, state of the art Fire Station capable of housing 6 fire apparatus, 9 Firefighters, and …

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Wesley Chapel and Wiregrass Students Plan Walk Out Wednesday for School Shootings

Students at Pasco County High Schools have planned an organized 17 minute walkout to represent the 17 lives lost in the recent Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago. The school walkout on the one-month anniversary of the shootings is intended to be a symbolic …

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Gov Rick Scott Introduces Gun/School Safety Plan

The $500-million, three-part plan is intended to try to prevent more mass shootings and school attacks. The plan involves gun laws, school safety and mental health. Enhanced Gun Laws Scott announced the creation of the “Violent Threat Restraining Order.” He wants to ban bump stocks …

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School Safety Poll

As a resident of the Wesley Chapel area, what do you think should be done to increase school safety? Be sure to leave comments below…

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Seven Oaks Road Begin to Close for Road Resurfacing Project

The Seven Oaks community is undergoing project to preserve its pavement. Beginning in early February and continuing for several weeks, there will be road closures inside the community. This is something all neighborhoods go through from time to time. The community’s CDD board has put …

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