Brooksville

CITY IN NEED OF CHARTER REVIEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

November 03, 2017 - 00:12

Every six years, the City of Brooksville’s City Charter is required to be reviewed. In January, 2018, Council will appoint a committee of seven (7) members who shall review the charter. The seven members are required to be City residents and their term of office shall run only through the 2018 Charter Review Process.

To apply, please fill out an application and return it to the City Clerk’s office:

Ernie Chatman honored as 2017 Great Brooksvillian

November 01, 2017 - 23:49
Coach Ernie Chatman by Alice Mary Herden

It was a bittersweet gathering as friends and family of the late Coach “Ernie” Chatman met to honor him with the 2017 Great Brooksvillian Award. The ceremony took place at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Ernie passed away last year of a heart-attack at the age of sixty-six. His widow, Linda; their children and grandchildren were there to hear the accolades and anecdotes related by various individuals who knew the popular coach.

Brooksville Vision Foundation strives to improve our community

November 01, 2017 - 01:06
MIke DeFelice speaks at the BVF meeting on Oct. 17, 2017.  Attorney Darryl Johnston appears in the background

The Brooksville Vision Foundation (BVF) is a nonprofit corporation that, according to its mission statement, “... works side by side with local partners to promote and implement positive economic development while preserving the historical and architectural integrity of Brooksville.”

Flagstone Pavers applies for voluntary annexation into City of Brooksville

September 28, 2017 - 09:56

Flagstone Pavers off of Cobb Road has applied to the City of Brooksville for the voluntary annexation of 5 parcels totaling 27.7 acres of land (between Fort Dade Ave and Cobb Rd) as well as for an additional 1.3 acres (the semicircular piece of land surrounded by Cobb Rd and Old Cobb Rd). A portion of the 1.3 acres does appear to be wetlands. The company intends to incorporate the properties in their current industrial operation, which would require future land use/ comp plan and zoning changes through the City of Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council sorts through City Manager applicants

September 17, 2017 - 17:02

During a special meeting on Aug. 28, 2017, the Brooksville City Council had a brief discussion on applicants for the city manager position. There was “extraordinarily good complements of candidates to consider,” said Lyndon Bonner, Interim City Manager. Council Members settled on 5 candidates out of the 18 who had sent in applications.

The short list consisted of:

Arrington, Amy E
Cannon, Bill Ed
Kutney, Mark A.
Walker, Dale M.
Whitson, William R.

Brooksville council members leave 'all options on table' to improve budget outlook

September 17, 2017 - 16:57

The budget before the Brooksville City Council on Sept. 5, 2017 is the “stepping stone” for council to make the necessary changes in order to preserve the “long term stability of the city of Brooksville,” explained Interim City Manager Lyndon Bonner.

“We’ve listened to what the experts have told us. We’ve listened to what the citizens said and we’ve acted upon all the input of the professionals. It has yielded you a document I’m very proud to say works from all the perspectives I can come up with,” Bonner continued.

Providence Blvd project waiting on Peck Sink watershed study

August 31, 2017 - 09:41
Aerial showing Providence Blvd penciled in running adjacent to Cortez, acting as a frontage road; from Amended Agenda-August 21, 2017 Council Agenda Packet

Cliff Manuel, Coastal Engineering, spoke to the Brooksville city council on the Providence Blvd project which would create a frontage road for businesses and properties along Cortez Blvd including Suncoast Credit Union, Tractor Supply, Sims Furniture and the Post Office.

There is property acquisition involved in the project so it has not moved forward for a number of years. Mr. Manuel explained that the project would encourage commercial infill in that area.

Coach Ernie Chatman chosen as 2017 Great Brooksvillian

August 29, 2017 - 10:36

The Great Brooksvillian selection committee brought their top three candidates to the city council on Aug. 21, 2017. Coach Ernie Chatman (1949 - 2016), former Mayor and city councilman Joseph E. Johnston, III (1952 - 2015) and owner of Stewart Tree Service, Jimmy Stewart (1941- ) made the top three picks.

A divided city council votes not to send letter in support of MSTU

August 22, 2017 - 10:26

In an effort to consider their options for reducing the tax burden on their constituents, the Brooksville City Council discussed sending a letter to the county in support of the county adopting a Municipal Service Taxation Unit (MSTU). The city of Brooksville residents currently pay for both the city and county law enforcement. While the city uses most of the Sheriff’s Office services, it was specified during the meeting that the city does not rely on the Sheriff’s Office for scheduled patrol services, which the city taxpayers end up paying for.

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