Sheriff submits proposed budget for FY 2020-2021

On June 1, 2020, Sheriff Al Nienhuis submitted the Hernando County Sheriff's Office’s (HCSO’s)  proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, which funds Law Enforcement, Detention, and Courthouse Security.  The proposed budget of $58,913,360 is 4.67% more than the FY2020 approved budget of $56,287,539.

Nienhuis reports that his expected increase in revenue is to increase by 1.28% for the coming fiscal year ($4,232,978 in 2020 to $4,287,292 in 2021).

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

At the April 28th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, Clerk of Court Doug Chorvat introduced the presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which was conducted by Purvis Gray & Company, LLP.   Mark White of Purvis Gray introduced the overall audit results to the board, which essentially established that all accounting procedures were followed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  

According to Purvis Gray, at the close of September 30, 2019, the County’s Financial Highlights include:

Tentative millage rates set in Brooksville

The Brooksville City Council voted 4-1 to lower the tentative millage rate at a special budget meeting held on Monday, July 23, 2018.   The new tentative rate will be lowered from 6.9763 to 6.2 mills.  The council also voted in favor of keeping work boots and Gatorade on the Department of Public Works (DPW) budget.

The tentative millage rate was solely opposed by Council Member Joe Bernardini.   Mayor Betty Erhard and Council Member Brent Young opposed the city’s responsibility for work boots and Gatorade.

School District proposed budget increase, but millage rate decrease

Kendra Sittig, Director of Budget for the school district, and Joyce McIntyre, Director of Finance and Purchasing, shared the proposed tentative millage rates with the members of the school board on 07/24/18. Two public hearings are required, and the second public hearing is scheduled for 09/11/18. The School Board will decide then whether or not to accept the final proposed budget, setting the millage. 

County is $2 million short of balanced budget

Hernando County Government

(Brooksville, FL) In preparation for the September 6, 2016 tentative budget hearing, the Hernando County Board of County Commission (BOCC) departments have reduced their proposed FY2017 budgets to balance the General Fund. The final budget will be approved by the BOCC at the September 20 final budget hearing. Both hearings will be held at 5:01 p.m. at the Government Center located at 20 N. Main Street in Brooksville.