Lisa MacNeil

BOCC Approves Public/Private Partnership for Operation of Chinsegut Hill

(Brooksville, FL) At its January 28, 2020, regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve public/private partnerships between Hernando County Government, the Tampa Bay History Center and Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. to enter into license agreements for the use and operation of specified portions of the historic Chinsegut Hill property located at 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road in Brooksville.

BOCC Approves HCFR Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective bargaining meetings are exempt from the “Sunshine Law.”  These are contract negotiation meetings that are closed to the public and not televised.  County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Chief Scott Hechler introduced the agreement that he and his staff have been working on for close to a year.  It was approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular January 14, 2020 meeting.

Developers postpone Rezoning Application for Powell Rd Property

The BOCC voted 4-1 at the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to postpone the application of Sycamore Engineering and J.D. Alsabbagh to rezone the parcel located at Powell Road and Raines Road from agricultural (AG) to a planned development project (PDP).

The applicant postponed with the intention of modifying the application to bolster their position in a future meeting.

Commissioner Steve Champion voted against the measure.

BOCC Approves Subdivision South of Sterling Hills

At the regular meeting on January 14, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of a 20.2-acre parcel on the southeast side of Sterling Hills Boulevard, approximately 900' of its southern terminus.  The entrance to the parcel will be an extension of Windance Ave from Sterling Hills Blvd. 

The proposed name for the subdivision was not mentioned during the meeting.