Kathryn Dentato

City Council Approves Tentative Fire Assessment Rate

City of Brooksville Fire Chief Ron Snowberger presented two potential Fire Assessment Rates to the City Council on Aug. 17, 2020. When budget discussions began, Council approved the proposed 4% increase for FY2021 so the TRIM notice could be sent but asked Snowberger to prepare a 0% increase for comparison.

The 4% increase is estimated to yield $1,028,518 in revenue, while the 0% increase would yield $989,023 in revenue.

Tobacco-Free City Resolution

Council members serve as liaisons between the Council and various boards or committees. On Aug. 17, 2020, Vice Mayor Pat Brayton introduced a resolution that was recommended by Hernando Community Coalition. 

Tobacco and tobacco products, including those used in vaping, are used by adults and youth in various areas of the City. The health risks associated with tobacco and tobacco products are well-documented. 

School Board adopts tentative millage rate

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The School Board is required to publish notice of and hold two public budget meetings before each new fiscal year.  TRIM (Truth in Millage) notices are sent to property owners to inform them of proposed tax increases or decreases. 

On July 28, 2020, Director of Budget Kendra Sittig and Director of Finance Joyce McIntyre explained the 2020-2021 proposed tentative millage rate to School Board members and discussed how the figure was determined.   

Second Reading of Property Annexation Delayed due to County Objection

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At the July 20, 2020 City Council meeting, City Planner Steve Gouldman discussed the proposed annexation of the 27 acres (approximately) owned by Robert Bodiford, Jr. and Ryan Bodiford. The first reading established that the divided property does adjoin with property that is within city limits and it does not create an enclave or pocket.