Government

County leases building for relocation of several county offices

For the moment, the county is veering from the path of constructing a new government center at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport Industrial park.  They will temporarily lease an 18,000 square foot building from Dennis and Pamela Wilfong also located at the Airport Industrial Park (15470 Flight Path Dr.) for several government offices being displaced by the courthouse expansion project.  The leased building will house County Administration, Human Resources, Public Information, Purchasing and

Victory in Rezoning Battle for Sport Fisherman’s Landing

At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on October 27, 2020, the board voted to approve a rezoning petition by Tommy Evans of Sport Fisherman’s Landing Inc from CM-1 to PDP-CM2 with specific deviations, which will allow the business to continue operations while complying with conditions set forth during the meeting.

Apologies at the Brooksville City Council Meeting

by SARAH NACHIN

On Monday evening, October 5, the Brooksville City Council conducted a virtual meeting. Present were all five council members - Mayor Joe Bernardini, Vice Mayor Pat Brayton, Robert Battista, William Kemerer, Betty Erhard; City Clerk Jennifer Battista, City Manager Mark Kutney, and City Attorney Gretchen Vose. The meeting addressed several items on the agenda. 

BOCC rejects BRW Bid

At the regular meeting on September 8, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners rejected BRW Contracting’s (BRW) bid on the resurfacing of Snow Hill Road and Jones Road. Despite being the lowest bidder, a verified history of fraud and unsatisfactory work on the Osowaw Blvd resurfacing project was the top reason for the unanimous decision.

Conservation of Mud Springs Property through DEP Partnership

By LISA MACNEIL
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At the September 8, 2020 regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the submission of the Mud Springs Management Prospectus to the Department of Environmental Protection Division of State Lands.

Mud Springs is the head spring of the Mud River located just north of the Weeki Wachee River.  The Mud River joins with the Weeki Wachee and then flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

County's First FY 2021 Public Budget Hearing

By JULIE B. MAGLIO
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County Commissioners approved a millage rate reduction of .25 mills over last year’s millage rate during the first budget hearing on Sept. 9, 2020. Because of an increase in property values, this will result in an increase in property tax revenues for the county.  The fiscal year 2021 tentative budget is $537,678,748 with 25.99% coming from the general fund.