TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, September 25.
(1) Tampa City Council budget hearing
The Tampa City Council is scheduled to give final approval to Mayor Bob Buckhorn's 2014 Fiscal Year budget on Wednesday.
The $831 million budget would not raise the city property tax for homeowners in the upcoming year.
At the initial budget meeting on September 9, City Council members were concerned the Mayor Buckhorn's proposal did not set money aside to repair the Cuscaden Pool or increase spending to fight homelessness.
Today's budget hearing begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Tampa City Council chambers in downtown Tampa. The Fiscal Year 2014 budget takes effect on October 1.
(2) Flood Insurance Seminar
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Flood Insurance Seminar on Wednesday evening.
The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 removed federal subsidies from the National Flood Insurance Program beginning on October 1. The law was passed to keep the program solvent following massive losses due to the severe flooding caused by the 2005 hurricane season.
People living in the Bay Area could see their flood insurance rates rise by 10 times or more.
The seminar will give homeowners an opportunity to understand the changes and ask questions of real estate and insurance agents and Pinellas County Property Appraiser Pam Dubov.
The seminar begin at 6:00 p.m. in the University Partnership Building at the St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus at 9200 113th Street North in Seminole.
(3) The Shops at Wiregrass job fair
If you are seeking employment, you may want to attend The Shops at Wiregrass job fair on Wednesday.
Twenty businesses at the Wesley Chapel mall that are seeking to fill part-time and full-time positions are participating in the fair.
While the majority of the jobs require applicants to be at least 18 years old; you can be as young as 16 to apply for positions with Gymboree Monkey and Bizness.
The job fair is running from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Space #130, located next to Pottery Barn, at The Shops at Wiregrass.
For a complete list of participating stores and available jobs, visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.
(4) Guinness World Record attempt for marathon drumming
Russ Prager will begin in Guinness World Record attempt for marathon drumming in Clearwater on Friday night.
Prager previously held the world record twice. His third attempt at the record will start at 7:00 p.m. at the Quaker Steak & Lube. To break the record he will have to continue drumming for over 123 hours.
Prager is using the event to raise money for the American Red Cross and and the Internet Broadcasting Network, a group that provides free internet, radio, and TV shows to non-profit organizations.
You can watch marathon drumming attempt live online at www.russpragermarathondrummer.weebly.com .
(5) Hump Day
Wednesday is known as "hump day" and the folks at Xtreme Juice in Tampa are celebrating with a camel.
GEICO recently debuted a commercial featuring a "hump day" loving camel that annoys office workers by saying it is Wednesday.
Xtreme Juice is bringing a real live camel to its store at 619 South Dale Mabry Highway from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. today. Customers will be able to have their picture taken with the camel while enjoying the store's weekly Wheatgrass Wednesday special.
For more information, visit www.xtremejuice.com .
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