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Board to decide amount developer should pay into wildlife fund
By GEORGE WILKENS Crusher Road constitute a develop- study. feared $40,000.
Tribune Staff Writer ment of regional impact. At the Pligning Commission's There isan even wider P be-
At a hearing last month, atn Cit- four-hour public hearing, the Flori- tween amounts recommended as.
INVERNESS The amount rus County Planning Commission da Game and Fresh Water Fish the developer's "fair share contribu-
builder Henry Dingus Jr. should pay backed a recommendation that Din- Commission recommended that the tion" to help pay for road improve-
to a state fund to relocate wildlife gus, who lives in Pasco County, pay developer pay $562,500, citing a ments needed to service the
displaced by development is among $125,000 toward the wildlife fund. high density of gopher tortoises, a estimated 3,532 residents the subdi-
the questions the Citrus County Dingus has developed 1,132 species of special concern, and oth- visions will eventually have.
Commission is scheduled to answer acres and plans to develop an addi- er protected animals. A consultant hired by the devel-
during a Tuesday hearing. tional 365 acres he owns in three In October, the Withlacoochee oper set the fair share at $371,494.
The County Commission is to de- adjoining parcels. Because he owns Regional Planning Council recom- A second consultant placed, tpe
cide after the 6 p.m. public hearing the entire 1,497 acres, the project is .mended that the developer pay amount at $3.7 million.
whether a dozen small subdivisions the first in Citrus County to face a $125,000 to the fund, a sum with The county staff reduced the
and additional proposed develop- potentially lengthy after-construc- which the Planning Commission recommended fair share contriu-
ments owned by Dingus along Rock giok.&Nveopment of regional mact concurred. The developer has of- tion to $2 million.