Government

Incentives agreement approved for fencing manufacturer

by JULIE B. MAGLIO

This article corresponds the the following agenda item of the April 23, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER VALERIE PIANTA
Economic Development Incentives Agreement With Delamere Industries, Inc. Delamere Industries, Inc. (DII) dba Elite Fence and DOT Aluminum Rail is a premier fabricator, provider and installer of commercial, residential and DOT fencing and rail products, primarily throughout Florida.

April 15, 2019 City Council meeting highlights

Portions of the city council meeting are reviewed in our “highlights” report

by JULIE B. MAGLIO and KATHRYN DENTATO

D. CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Arbor Day Proclamation 
Accepted by: Beautification Board Chairman
2. Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month – April, 2019
Accepted by: Kelly Detweiler
3. Autism Awareness Month – April, 2019
Accepted by: Crystal Cruz
4. Sexual Violence Awareness Month – April, 2019 
Accepted by: April Johnson, Community Engagement
Coordinator, Dawn Center

E. PRESENTATIONS

Architectural design services for five phase judicial project

by LISA MACNEIL
HERNANDO SUN REPORTER

At the March 26, 2019 regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, Purchasing Director James Wunderle started the discussion by saying, “Usually Purchasing need not obtain the board’s approval for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), but in this case, the department brought this before the board just for the visibility, because of the courts and their communications with the county and their need for space.”  

Hunters Lake, not for hunters!

by LISA MACNEIL

At the January 15, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting, several residents of Hunter’s Lake addressed the board to resolve a situation where hunters were entering canals off Hunter’s Lake, and shooting toward private properties and homes while hunting ducks.  After several residents reported inaction from law enforcement and the board found it had no jurisdiction over the problem, the board voted 5-0 in consensus to write a letter to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which does have jurisdiction over hunting infractions.

Commissioners delve into several topics at planning workshop

By LISA MACNEIL

At the regular meeting of February 12, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners decided to hold regular planning meetings to discuss upcoming agenda items, and to review items affecting the budget on a regular basis.  The first Planning Workshop was held on March 5, 2019 at the Hernando County Utilities Building.

The Planning Workshop is open to the public; however, there is no public input.

Methods discussed to eliminate $11 million general fund deficit

 by LISA MACNEIL Hernando Sun Reporter

Update Regarding changes to Budget Policy

Leading into the budget discussion of the February 26, 2019 regular meeting, Interim Budget Director George Zoettlein updated the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the county’s budget policies. 

Zoettlein described the changes as a simplified way of constructing future budgets in order to “make things balance easier.”   The changes are not expected to be put in place until after the next fiscal year.