Government

Hernando County Commission Meeting Run Down (part 1)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

An agenda item was added proclaiming a State of Emergency in the county due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Michael’s track at the time of the meeting.   Emergency Operations Director Cecilia Patella reminded the board that even a 5-foot storm surge (as Hurricane Hermine caused in 2016) resulted in significant flooding along costal Hernando County, from Bayport to Aripeka.  The proclamation was also added to Correspondence to Note.

Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down Part 2

Change in Board of County Commissioners meeting format:  

Starting with the October 9, 2018 meeting, 
citizens comments will be heard immediately following Resolutions and Proclamations, except when citizens are commenting on specific items on the meeting agenda for that day. 
 

PLANNING AND ZONING DIRECTOR RONALD PIANTA

• Hernando County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Adoption Public Hearing

Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down- part 1

PROCLAMATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

Recognition of Weeki Wachee River Rangers for Volunteer Cleanup Efforts Along Weeki Wachee River
RES-2018-129 : Resolution Proclaiming October 5, 2018 as Florida Manufacturing Day
RES-2018-130 : Resolution Recognizing Emilio "Sonny" Vergara for Years of Service on Fine Arts Council
RES-2018-131 : Resolution Recognizing Terlep Chiropractic for Significant Contributions to Hernando County

HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Veteran's Special Forces ring recovered by Utilities Department

Army Special Forces veteran, Lieutenant Colonel David Keith, had a ring made in Thailand in 1971.   From a solid block of 18 karat gold, the ring originally had a black star sapphire stone set in the center.  "(The sapphire) proved to be soft, split, and fell out," Keith recalled as he told the story of the ring and how he lost it at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on September 25, 2018.

The new stone is jade, that he had carved in Mexico. 

Contract with Boating in Florida renewed with LEO stipulation

At the end of the September 25, 2018 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve Boating in Florida’s license agreement, allowing the company to continue kayak retrieval at Roger’s Park.  The vote was held at the end of the eight-hour meeting, to allow for county staff to modify sections of the contract.

LAWS ON PTSD BENEFITS, ANIMAL ABUSE SET TO TAKE EFFECT

September 24, 2018

TALLAHASSEE --- Laws will take effect next week that will add benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals, along with 19 other measures signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2018 legislative session.

The laws taking effect Oct. 1 range from allowing credit cards to be used for background checks when firearms are purchased to doling out tougher punishment for people who steal bee colonies or trespass at airports.

Brooksville City Council approves FY 2019 budget

Brooksville City Council held its final public hearing to present the FY 2019 budget on September 12, 2018.  Without citizen comments, and little discussion at the dais, Resolution 2018-14,  the balancing of the budget at the 6.2000 millage rate was approved unanimously.  The new millage rate is an 11.14% decrease from the prior year’s rollback rate of 6.9775 mills.

Hernando Commission approves Spring Center property rezoning with modifications

Spring Center, the 440-acre planned development project in Spring Hill will undergo rezoning to accommodate the town center, with surrounding multi-family and single-family homes.  In a 5-0 vote, the Board of County Commissioners voted on September 11, 2018 to approve the rezoning petition with modified conditions and clarifications of language in some portions of the development’s plan.