Lisa MacNeil

March 26, 2019 Hernando BOCC run down

Hernando Sun Reporter


Bill Loomis continued a discussion of previous concerns regarding a frontage road in Ridge Manor. 

A Spring Hill resident spoke about loose trash littering roadways following trash collection.


County Administrator Garth Coller advised Loomis and the public in general that he cannot compel a commissioner to answer a question immediately when posed during Citizen’s Comments.

Doctor celebrates two of his first patients

Hernando Sun Reporter

When Dr. Brian Roebuck opened his practice in 1987, his sign-in ledger was a simple composition book commonly seen in high school and college writing classes.  The first patient signed in on December 9, 1987, and Delia Gagliardi signed the ledger the next day. 

Also a patient, Delia’s husband lived to be 94.  He always greeted Dr. Roebuck as “Friend.” 

Architectural design services for five phase judicial project


At the March 26, 2019 regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, Purchasing Director James Wunderle started the discussion by saying, “Usually Purchasing need not obtain the board’s approval for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), but in this case, the department brought this before the board just for the visibility, because of the courts and their communications with the county and their need for space.”  

Hunters Lake, not for hunters!


At the January 15, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting, several residents of Hunter’s Lake addressed the board to resolve a situation where hunters were entering canals off Hunter’s Lake, and shooting toward private properties and homes while hunting ducks.  After several residents reported inaction from law enforcement and the board found it had no jurisdiction over the problem, the board voted 5-0 in consensus to write a letter to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which does have jurisdiction over hunting infractions.

Commissioners delve into several topics at planning workshop


At the regular meeting of February 12, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners decided to hold regular planning meetings to discuss upcoming agenda items, and to review items affecting the budget on a regular basis.  The first Planning Workshop was held on March 5, 2019 at the Hernando County Utilities Building.

The Planning Workshop is open to the public; however, there is no public input.

Methods discussed to eliminate $11 million general fund deficit

 by LISA MACNEIL Hernando Sun Reporter

Update Regarding changes to Budget Policy

Leading into the budget discussion of the February 26, 2019 regular meeting, Interim Budget Director George Zoettlein updated the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the county’s budget policies. 

Zoettlein described the changes as a simplified way of constructing future budgets in order to “make things balance easier.”   The changes are not expected to be put in place until after the next fiscal year.

Feb. 26, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down


Lucille Morano of Forest Oaks is still having difficulty with trash pickup. According to Morano, her trash was picked up at “the last commissioners meeting,” which was February 12, 2019.

Morano reported her weekly pick-up days to be Monday and Thursday.  Morano reports an incident when she called Republic Services about a missed pick-up, and was told Republic had no available trucks in the area, yet soon after the call, Morano reported seeing a Republic vehicle nearby.