Kathryn Dentato

Brooksville Housing Authority requests funding for low income senior housing project

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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(Sept. 21, 2020 ) Donald Singer, Executive Director of Brooksville Housing Authority (BHA), presented a request to Brooksville’s city council for additional funding from the City for the redevelopment of the Summit Villas public housing project. Located at the corner of Hale Ave and Dr. MLK Jr Blvd, the property has been vacant since 2012 and does not meet current building codes, Singer said.

Bus Shelter Improvements at City Hall

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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(Sept. 21, 2020) Assistant County Administrator Ron Pianta commended Brooksville’s City Council partnership with the County as providing transportation beyond the city boundaries benefits county and city residents alike. 

Proposed upgrades include a bike rack, trash can, and better ADA access, Pianta said. The diagram provided to council members shows more visible thermoplastic striping and a graded approach. A curved roof will include solar panels. 

No Change in City of Brooksville Fire Assessment for FY 2020-2021

No Change in City of Brooksville Fire Assessment for FY 2020-2021

by KATHRYN DENTATO

On Sept. 3, 2020, Brooksville’s City Council met to discuss and approve the Fire Assessment rate for FY2021. Fire Chief Ron Snowberger presented Resolution 2020-15, which explains the scope of the assessments and how they were determined.

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

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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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.