Commissioners Vote on Maximum Millage Rate

Commissioners at the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on July 27, 2021, approved to maintain the maximum tentative millage rate of 9.4844. Property taxes will inherently increase because the property values themselves are going up and will reflect as such. “We know there’s an increase in the cost of goods, payroll ...” Steve Champion explained. “Taxes will go up a little, because of value increases.” 

EOC ALERT 1 - Areal Flood Warning


The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Hernando County until 7:45 p.m. Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days has caused some localized flooding in flood prone and low-lying areas. Additional heavy rainfall today is likely to continue to cause flooding problems in areas that have received heavy rainfall. Between 4 and 6 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches are possible in the warned area.

Temporary closure of California Street

August 4, 2021

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Department of Public Works will temporarily close California Street from Spring Hill Drive to Powell Road from Tuesday, August 10 through Friday, August 13, 2021 between the hours of 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily.

This section of California Street will be closed to all through traffic during the night timeframes however, traffic will resume as normal outside of the scheduled work hours. Work is expected to be completed in two to three nights, weather permitting.

The perfect production for Acorn Theatre: Shrek Jr.

The fanciful legend of Shrek has captivated audiences since the debut of the popular DreamWorks family film in 2001. Now the families of Hernando are sure to be entertained by “SHREK Jr.,” to be performed from August 13 to August 15 at the Live Oak Theatre, the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, located at 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville.