Kathryn Dentato

May 14, 2019 Hernando School Board meeting highlights

by KATHRYN DENTATO
Hernando Sun Reporter

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Board member Kay Hatch led the invocation. Students from Pine Grove Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Adoption/Modification of Agenda  Board Chair Susan Duval stated she approved the removal of item # 3651 (approving the agreement with Sunrise Consulting). Gus Guadagnino moved to approve the modification. Jimmy Lodato seconded the motion. The modified agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote.

Brooksville City Council looks outside for IT services

by LISA MACNEIL and KATHRYN DENTATO

In a special meeting held on April 22, 2019, the Brooksville City Council voted unanimously to begin the process to find an outside vendor to provide the city’s Information Technology (IT) services.  IT services were being provided by Hernando County, however City Manager Mark Kutney stated he was not happy with the arrangement. 

Brooksville City Council meeting highlights May 6, 2019

CITY OF BROOKSVILLE

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON III COUNCIL CHAMBERS 201 HOWELL AVENUE

May 6, 2019 7:00 pm

ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. CALL TO ORDER

B. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Pastor Daniel Norris, Grace Word Outreach

C. APPROVAL/MODIFICATIONS OF THE AGENDA

(Limited to City Council and City Manager)

D. CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Small Business Week – May 5 – 11, 2019

April 15, 2019 City Council meeting highlights

Portions of the city council meeting are reviewed in our “highlights” report

by JULIE B. MAGLIO and KATHRYN DENTATO

D. CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Arbor Day Proclamation 
Accepted by: Beautification Board Chairman
2. Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month – April, 2019
Accepted by: Kelly Detweiler
3. Autism Awareness Month – April, 2019
Accepted by: Crystal Cruz
4. Sexual Violence Awareness Month – April, 2019 
Accepted by: April Johnson, Community Engagement
Coordinator, Dawn Center

E. PRESENTATIONS

April 1, 2019 Brooksville City Council meeting run down

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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

by KATHRYN DENTATO
HERNANDO SUN REPORTER

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

by KATHRYN DENTATO
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.