NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. or soon thereafter, in the Hernando County Government Center, County Commission Chambers, 20 N. Main St, Rm 160, Brooksville, Florida, to consider the following:
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A COUNTY WIDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SURTAX OF ONE-HALF OF A PERCENT (0.5%) ON ALL AUTHORIZED TAXABLE TRANSACTIONS OCCURRING WITHIN HERNANDO COUNTY, AS AUTHORIZED BY FLA. STAT. § 212.055(2); PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR STATUTORY FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF THE DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX; PROVIDING FOR STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR DURATION OF LEVY; PROVIDING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS FROM SURTAX; PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF PROCEEDS; PROVIDING FOR CITIZEN OVERSIGHT; DIRECTING THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS TO HOLD A COUNTYWIDE PRECINCT REFERENDUM ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022; DIRECTING THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO ADVERTISE THE SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW; PROVIDING FOR A LEVY EXPIRATION DATE AND FOR THE SURVIVAL OF CERTAIN RESTRICTED USES; PROVIDING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING LOCAL SALES TAX; DIRECTING THE CLERK OF THE COURT TO NOTIFY THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; PROVIDING FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF COPIES OF ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF THE SURTAX BECOMING EFFECTIVE IF APPROVED AT A COUNTYWIDE PRECINCT REFERENDUM ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE may be inspected by the public in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main St, Rm 362, Brooksville, Florida 34601, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F, legal holidays excepted.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to appear and be heard at this public meeting and/or to send any written objections to the County Commissioners at 15470 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, Florida 34604.
YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners, with respect to the subject matter of the hearing, that person will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED in the above matter are invited to attend and be heard.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact County Administration, 15470 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, Florida 34604, Telephone 352-754-4002. If hearing impaired, please call 711 for assistance.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ (SEAL) Douglas Chorvat, Jr., Clerk
By: Susan Burns
Publish: February 11, 2022