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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. 

Agriscience Fair promotes next generation of agricultural innovators

by JULIE B. MAGLIO

On March 18, 2019, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall told AG Daily, 
“The long-term sustainability of agriculture depends on talented young people pursuing careers in farming and ranching, as well as related fields and food-chain professions. Student agricultural projects encourage interest in fields of study that will provide the next generation of farmers, ranchers, food scientists, agricultural engineers, agronomists, horticulturalists and soil scientists.”

Doctor celebrates two of his first patients

by LISA MACNEIL
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

by LISA MACNEIL
HERNANDO SUN REPORTER

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!

by LISA MACNEIL

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.