County Commission

Jeff Stabins was a Unique Local Politician

Louis “Jeff” Stabins was a unique local politician. He enjoyed being different. He would wear outfits that were sure to be noticed. He was well known for wearing a bright green jacket. 

Jeff recently made a splash running for President of the United States with the slogan "Make America Good Again." He traveled around the country in an RV painted with the slogan.

Tampa Bay Extreme Adventure Course agreement back to drawing board

At the October 8, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the commission did not vote on the ground lease agreement with Tampa Bay Extreme Adventure Course.  The applicant, Paul Kent will review the options suggested at the meeting.

Kent, described himself as “the person in charge” of the Tampa Bay Extreme Adventure Course or TBEAC.  Kent’s company reopened the former TreeUMPH! Park in April of 2019.

Hernando County commissioner Nick Nicholson arrested

County Commissioner Nick Nicholson

County Commissioner Nick Nicholson was arrested April 19, 2018 on counts relating to owning, maintaining or operating an establishment of prostitution and “purchasing the services of any person engaged in prostitution.

Nicholson, who is an engineer and owner of Nicholson Engineering Associates Inc. was elected to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.  He has served as Chairman and Second Vice Chairman. Having been in the community since 1986, he has served on a number of local boards.

Kass Circle Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)

SPRING HILL - The Hernando County BOCC held a second public hearing on the proposed changes to Kass Circle in Spring Hill on March 22, 2016 to determine whether or not to adopt a resolution stating that Kass Circle qualified as an area for Community Redevelopment under the Florida Statues. A Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is designed to help revitalize certain portions of a community which are considered “blighted” (generally deteriorated or extremely run down) or a “slum area” (which has a prevalence of higher crime statistics, lower property values, and economic distress).

TreeUmph! coming to Hernando?

Julie Maglio

TreeUmph!, a treetop adventure course attraction will be working with the County to create an adventure park on a 46 acre property on Cedar Lane, 6 miles west of I75/SR50 Intersection. The location is nearby another recently approved tourist destination, Zemplen Winery and Cooperage. The project has been in the planning phase or 13 months.

After a presentation by TreeUmph!, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project with financial guarantees to be worked out with the assistance of the County Administrator.