CIty of Brooksville

A survey of economic development in the city of Brooksville

By ROCCO MAGLIO
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There are a number of construction projects either underway or in the planning stages in the city of Brooksville. The permit valuation from October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 was around $19 million. There were 111 residential permits during that time valued at more than $15 million. There were 70 commercial permits valued at more than $3 million. There were two demolition permits which removed around $550,000 in value. 

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack

The City of Brooksville, Parks and Recreation is hosting a back to school event.

Free Back to School Supplies!

BOYS AND GIRLS K-8th GRADE SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2019 10 AM AND UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST

The 6th Annual Operation Backpack — Helping kids succeed — is open to all children K-8th Grade attending Hernando County School District.

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. 

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. 

Code violations increase in 2018, without full time enforcement

City Manager Mark Kutney introduced Bill Geiger, City Development Department, to discuss code enforcement. He provided a brochure of the most common code violations to council members. Geiger stated the brochure is shared with residents who have questions. He also gave a memo to the council members, broken down into categories, to show the different issues code enforcement has dealt with over the past year, along with a comparison to fiscal year 2017. Fiscal years begin October 1 and end September 30. 

Funding for sewer projects needed in Brooksville

City Manager Mark Kutney introduced Shawn Foster and Sam Wagoner from Sunrise Consulting, the firm that represents the interests/needs of Brooksville and Hernando County to the Florida legislature. In addition to the information presented in the agenda packet, Kutney stated that council members were provided maps, additional funding costs, etc. The project packet is virtually the same as last year.