Brooksville

A mixed bag of public support, opposition for Brooksville Main Street program

by KATHRYN DENTATO

The Special Meeting for the Brooksville Main Street Program (BMS) was intended as an opportunity for the Council to hear a presentation from and ask questions of the principals involved, as well as give the public an opportunity to comment. 

A scheduling conflict prevented the new BMS director, Natalie Kahler, and Cliff Manuel of the Brooksville Vision Foundation from attending. The meeting was not cancelled so the public could be heard. 

What matters at the Brooksville City Council meeting? 07.15.2019

Recognitions MATTER

Brooksville City Council recognizes Smokey the Bear and his mission to prevent forest fires and celebrated Smokey's 75th Anniversary. 

Assessments MATTER

Consideration of proposed resolution and Assessment Report for FY 2020 Fire Protection Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Study  (Resolution No. 2019-06)

The votes on this resolution did not pass any changes to the fire assessment methodology, only to approve the reports presented and schedule a public hearing.  

Brooksville Main Street Hires New Executive Director

Former Brooksville Mayor to focus on Revitalization and Collaboration

Brooksville, FL — June 17, 2019 — As Brooksville Vision Foundation discussed qualifications and characteristics they wanted to see in their new Executive Director, one name made sense to them all; “Natalie Kahler’s accomplishments and resume matched the criteria we needed for our Director. Combined with twenty years of service to our community she and her family have provided, she became the ideal candidate for all of us” said Cliff Manuel, Brooksville Vision Foundation President.

Hoods 4 Heroes

As our society advances in regards to the production of manufactured goods and materials, so advances the threat of cancer in our world.  Nowhere does this ring truer than in fire stations across the country. Word of mouth and personal experience show that almost any firefighter you speak with either has direct experience with cancer or knows someone in the line of work who has battled it.

Brooksville City Council looks outside for IT services

by LISA MACNEIL and KATHRYN DENTATO

In a special meeting held on April 22, 2019, the Brooksville City Council voted unanimously to begin the process to find an outside vendor to provide the city’s Information Technology (IT) services.  IT services were being provided by Hernando County, however City Manager Mark Kutney stated he was not happy with the arrangement. 

Revitalizing Downtown Brooksville

by MIGDALIA RIVERA
Hernando Sun Correspondent

Recently, two highly attended town forums were held to discuss ‘DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE FUTURE DESIGN CONCEPT’ sponsored by Brooksville Main Street and The Brooksville Vision Foundation, supporting Florida Main Street Program in partnership with the City of Brooksville and Hernando County. ‘The Main Street Program has brought a positive impact to many cities in Florida and across the USA.’

Jan. 7, 2019 Brooksville City Council run down

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Bill Kemerer introduced Pastor David Clevenger of Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church, then invited him to offer a prayer and to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda Approval

Vice Mayor Joe Bernardini asked for the Great Brooksvillian Screening Committee Advisory Appointment to be moved up. Council member Robert Battista moved to approve the modified agenda. Council member Pat Brayton seconded the motion. The agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote.

Items by Council: 2018 accomplishments and 2019 goals

DEC. 17, 2018 BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL- 

Betty Erhard gets update on items of concern

Betty Erhard thanked those who attended the meeting. She congratulated the winners of the holiday lights beautification awards. Erhard thanked the Parks and Recreation Department for the work on the parade float. 

Erhard showed the pink fire helmet she received from Fire Chief Snowberger and the Fire Department. 

Bernardini: residents along Oak Park should understand road won’t be fixed until 2033.

DEC. 3, 2018 BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL- Revisiting a discussion from a previous meeting, Bernardini asked for information regarding whether staff was to bring back a cost for the work needed on Park Avenue. Battista stated that was not discussed because Bernardini talked about resurfacing the road at Providence, followed by Oak Park. He said they could direct staff to do an estimate.