Hernando County

A Trip Back Fifty-One Years

World War II has been over for twenty-four years, but another war is raging in Viet Nam. The space race has been launched, resulting in Americans landing on the moon. Three prominent American figures have been assassinated – President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. The Civil Rights Act has been signed into law and the War on Poverty has started. 

Septic to Sewer District A, Phase 1 Approved

At the regular meeting on September 22, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a grant application for Septic to Sewer conversion.  This first phase will convert septic systems to central sewer service in a specific area of Weeki Wachee called District A. Roughtly half of Distrtict A or 510 properties will be converted.  The total estimated cost for the project is $16,500,000, divided into $3,300,000 each year over the course of 5 years.  Utilities Director Gordon Onderdonk explained the request for grant funding through various methods.

Hernando County Library System Welcomes New Library Services Manager

The Hernando County Public Library System (HCPLS), like all other public agencies in the time of COVID-19, has undergone many changes in the past few months; taking many services online before re-opening to the public at 25 percent capacity beginning Monday, May 4, with limited hours of operation. And through all of the changes, the library has thrived under the direction of a skilled leadership team that includes a newly instated library services manager; one that brings 25 years of experience to the job.