Run Downs

Matters at the Hernando BOCC meeting Aug. 13, 2019

People Matter

Presentation of Plaque in Memory of Utilities Department Employee Laverne “Verne” Dennison

Verne’s career began in 1986, when gas was $0.86 per gallon, and Ronald Regan was president.  His family was present to receive the honor.

Parks Matter

Notice of Acceptance From US Department of Treasury of RESTORE Act Direct Component Multi-Year Implementation Plan Amendment

What matters at the County Commission Meeting? 07.30.2019

Grants Matter

State grant for building department generator

Through this program, Hernando County will purchase and install a generator at the Building Department on Providence Boulevard which will help to ensure continuity of critical systems and operations in the event of a loss of power.
Brings in $160,558.50 from a federal cost share
Building department must match 25% or $53,519.50

Authorization for state firefighter assistance grant for SCBA gear and protective apparatus

Matters at the Brooksville Special Meeting 07.26.2019

Money MATTERS

Revenue Projection for 2020
City Manager Mark Kutney said the review process is ongoing and there are some changes and additions that are pending. Interim Finance Director Autumn Sullivan said she used the good faith estimate for ad valorem taxes. Except for communication tax, all the state revenue figures have been received. 
Kemerer asked about the revenue from Duke Energy and electric public service taxes. The budget appears to run up to $130,000 under the revenue.  Sullivan agreed to review the figures.  

What matters at the Brooksville City Council meeting? 07.15.2019

Recognitions MATTER

Brooksville City Council recognizes Smokey the Bear and his mission to prevent forest fires and celebrated Smokey's 75th Anniversary. 

Assessments MATTER

Consideration of proposed resolution and Assessment Report for FY 2020 Fire Protection Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Study  (Resolution No. 2019-06)

The votes on this resolution did not pass any changes to the fire assessment methodology, only to approve the reports presented and schedule a public hearing.  

What matters at the City Council Meeting? 07.01.2019

Recognitions MATTER

Parks and Recreation Month, July 2019 – Bernardini read the proclamation which praised the Parks Department facilities and opportunities. Administrative Assistant Dodie Barger accepted the proclamation. Barger said the Parks Department was proud that Hernando Sun readers recognized the work of staff members and voted Tom Varn Park as the top park in Hernando County.  

Legislative MATTERS

June 3, 2019 Brooksville City Council meeting highlights

by KATHRYN DENTATO

Executive Session
There was an hour-long Executive Session prior to the regular Council meeting to discuss strategies with the negotiating committee in preparation for the Collective Bargaining session with the Firefighters Union. Executive Sessions are closed to the public but are recorded. The recordings are available once all the bargaining is completed and the contract is signed. 

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 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. 

March 26, 2019 Hernando BOCC run down

by LISA MACNEIL
Hernando Sun Reporter

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

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.

BOARD/STAFF RESPONSES

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.

Feb. 26, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down

CITIZENS' COMMENTS

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.

Feb. 12, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS 

Lucille Morano addressed the Board of County Commissioners about garbage collection problems she’s been experiencing for the past six years.   Republic’s new automated collection has not remedied Morano’s issues.
  
Mary Ellen Urban presented a safety map for Ft. Dade Ave and Citrus Way, thanking Scott Herring for his response to her earlier request.  Urban also asked about red flags in the right-of-way along Ft. Dade Avenue. 

Feb. 5, 2019 Hernando School Board meeting rundown

Compiled by Julie B. Maglio

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
A.  3574 : Approval to Adopt the Agenda Dated February 5, 2019 Approved [Unanimous]

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD

B.  3575 : Student Representative, Ryan Bradley of Springstead High School, shared an Update of School Related Activities and Events with the Board:

Student Delegate meetings to take place Feb 13th and March 28th.  

Elementary Schools

Westside: Literacy Week Book Parade

Jan. 29, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting rundown

Unfortunately we did not have the time to cover: 

CITIZENS' COMMENTS 
BOARD/STAFF RESPONSES

Rundown begins with:

E. CONSENT AGENDA
 

Appointment of David Latscha and Reappointment of Samuel Freeman to Fine Arts Council Until December 31, 2022

Corporate Hangar Lease Agreement With Pem Air, LLC, for Property Located at 16316 Flight Path Drive at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

Jan. 15, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting rundown

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Second Vice Chairman

Commissioner Wayne Dukes nominated  Commissioner John Mitten for Chairman.  “It is my distinct pleasure, based on his growth in his short time here, and the amount of effort he puts in to this job to nominate Commissioner John Mitten as our Chair. 

BOCC Chairman Steve Champion asked for a second, for which there was none. 

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.

Nov. 27, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down

FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE 
DANIEL B. MERRITT, JR.

Swearing In of Elected Commissioners

Judge Merritt read the Oath of Office, officially swearing in the incumbent Commissioners Wayne Dukes and Jeff Holcomb for another term serving Hernando County. 

COUNTY ATTORNEY GARTH COLLER

Attorney/Client Executive Session to Discuss Proposed Settlement Related to Case of Christopher Soto vs. Hernando County (Docket No. 18-03-BCC)

The Nov. 5 Brooksville City Council meeting run down

APPROVAL/MODIFICATIONS OF THE AGENDA

The council unanimously approved the agenda without modification.

CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS

Vice Mayor Robert Battista read the proclamation designating November 24, 2018 as Small Business Saturday.  Pat Crowley, CEO of the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce accepted the proclamation with several business leaders of the county.

Nov. 5, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down

CORRESPONDENCE TO NOTE

1. Correspondence From Various Customers Expressing Appreciation for Services Provided by Utilities Department Staff

Several staff members of the Utilities Department received written or verbal commendations.  The employees were recognized by Utilities Business Manager Nancy Stopps-Libengood, who entered her memorandum of recognition into each employee’s personnel file. 

2. Notification From Southwest Florida Water Management District of Proposed 2019 Five-Year Water Resource Development Work Program

Oct. 23, 2018 Hernando County Regular School Board Meeting Run Down

by KATHRYN DENTATO
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

The meeting opened honoring Mark Johnson and Beth Narverud for their service on the school board.  It was the final meeting of their elected terms.

Students from Deltona Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced themselves to the school board afterward. Superintendent John Stratton thanked the students and told them to wave during his visit planned for Nov. 7, 2018.  

Hernando County Commission Meeting Run Down (part 1)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

An agenda item was added proclaiming a State of Emergency in the county due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Michael’s track at the time of the meeting.   Emergency Operations Director Cecilia Patella reminded the board that even a 5-foot storm surge (as Hurricane Hermine caused in 2016) resulted in significant flooding along costal Hernando County, from Bayport to Aripeka.  The proclamation was also added to Correspondence to Note.

Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down Part 2

Change in Board of County Commissioners meeting format:  

Starting with the October 9, 2018 meeting, 
citizens comments will be heard immediately following Resolutions and Proclamations, except when citizens are commenting on specific items on the meeting agenda for that day. 
 

PLANNING AND ZONING DIRECTOR RONALD PIANTA

• Hernando County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Adoption Public Hearing

Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down- part 1

PROCLAMATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

Recognition of Weeki Wachee River Rangers for Volunteer Cleanup Efforts Along Weeki Wachee River
RES-2018-129 : Resolution Proclaiming October 5, 2018 as Florida Manufacturing Day
RES-2018-130 : Resolution Recognizing Emilio "Sonny" Vergara for Years of Service on Fine Arts Council
RES-2018-131 : Resolution Recognizing Terlep Chiropractic for Significant Contributions to Hernando County

HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS