City applies for grant to update playground equipment at Tom Varn Park


The city of Brooksville is looking to update the playground at Tom Varn Park.  The current wooden structures were constructed in 1990 for around $50,000 and have no doubt entertained countless children in its nearly 30 years of use.  Approximately 1,700 community volunteers helped to construct the 10,000 square foot playground over the course of approximately 5 days. The project was sponsored through the generous support of the Jr. Service League.

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


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


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.’