Kathryn Dentato

April 1, 2019 Brooksville City Council meeting run down

Hernando Sun Reporter

The meeting was opened by Pastor Kent Heaton of Brooksville Church of Christ, who led the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. 

Agenda Approval/Modifications - Vice Mayor Joe Bernardini, requested the addition of the introduction of the graduates of the Jericho Road Ministries in the Proclamation and Certificate portion of the meeting. City Manager Mark Kutney asked for time to review the proposed ordinance format of the Parks and Recreation Rules and requested the item be removed from the agenda. 

Idea proposed to restore Quarry Golf Course


Alan Garman approached the City Council with a proposal to return the Quarry to its original purpose: “to provide our youth and community with a golf course.”  Garman was a member of a group of citizens who worked to design and build the golf course which opened in 1996. He said that the community effort to bring the golf course to life was unheard of for a smaller city and was recognized by The First Tee (thefirsttee.org), an organization that helps youth learn core values while teaching them the game of golf. 

School board to negotiate permanent Superintendent contract with Stratton

Hernando Sun Writer

JAN. 8, 2019 Hernando School Board Meeting- For nearly 40 minutes, the school board heard comments from the public about interim Superintendent John Stratton and the process to hire a permanent Superintendent.  Stratton has served as interim Superintendent since Dr. Romano was terminated in June 2018.

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. 

Discussion continues: requiring new developments to use city’s reclaimed water

DEC. 17, 2018 BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL- Public Works Director Richard Radacky and DPW Project Manager Jon Dowler were asked to discuss City Ordinance 875. Radacky began with a history of the use of reclaimed water in Brooksville beginning in 2013, describing the sources of funding. 

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.