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


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

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


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. 

Brooksville council discusses bidding out a temporary staffing contract

Hernando Sun Writer

DEC. 3, 2018 BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING- During the Nov. 19, 2018 meeting, the City Council tabled the discussion on the People Ready contract, postponing it to Dec. 3, 2018. Department of Public Works Director Richard Radacky briefed the council on the use of the staffing agency to fill temporary vacancies in the event of an employee illness or injury, to cover scheduled leave time, or when there is an unfilled position.   

Quarry parking issue, thoroughly discussed

DEC. 3, 2018- BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING- City Manager Mark Kutney opened the staff discussion segment. He said that following the Nov. 19, 2018 meeting, there were several concerns identified by the city attorney. They held discussions with the Parks and Recreation Board and with the Enrichment Center (ECI) to get recommendations for solutions.  Resident Ivy Cordell, who runs a fitness group, has been vocal about the gate hours to the parking lot at the Quarry.  The Enrichment Center is responsibile for the gate and parking lot.