Government

County offers $250,000 settlement to BRW, Inc. for Osowaw Bike Trail project

BRW Contracting Inc. filed a lawsuit against the county on May 26, 2016 for “CONTRACT AND INDEBTEDNESS” in relation to the Osowaw Blvd. Bike Trail/ Sidewalk Project. An agreement for the project was signed between the county and BRW Contracting Inc. on February 10, 2015.

The project was put out to bid in 2014 and BRW was chosen by the county as the “lowest responsive responsible bidder” in December 2014. BRW bid $571,797.18 for the project, beating out Goodwin Bros., Pave-Rite, DAB Constructors and AJAX Paving Industries of FL.

'Sea Gate Village' development aims for mixed use designation, city council approves first hearing



The Sea Gate Village subdivision was first platted and approved by Hernando County on July 24, 2007. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped, except for sidewalks and water service that was installed to serve the future residential and commercial development.

Budget resolution transferring funds from the Environmentally Sensitive Lands fund to the Quality of Life fund for capital projects

Budget Manager Pamela Lee addressed the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on July 11, 2017 regarding a budget resolution to move $3,080,000 from the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Fund to the Quality of Life Fund for Capital Projects. During the regular meeting on June 13, the BOCC directed the Budget Office to transfer $3,000,000 in addition to $80,000 already committed for the Bayport Pier repairs.

County revises hardware replacement policy

Technology Services Manager Karolyn Anthony presented to the Board of County Commissioners revisions to a Hardware Replacement Policy ( No. 34-01) that was approved in September 2011. The Hardware Replacement - Internal Service Fund Policy essentially requires all county departments to budget 20% of replacement costs annually for the Internal Service Fund, resulting in a self-sustaining fund that provides the Board of County Commissioners stable funding through the normal budgeting process.

Vertical Expansion Sought for Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Cell

The Construction and Demolition (C&D) landfill cell is a 12.4 acre area that contains 9,699 tons of debris per year. Opening in 1991, the area is now nearing the end of its 26 year life span. Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling is seeking permission to vertically expand the area to allow for more time to allocate a new C&D area.

Memorial Day and Labor Day Holiday garbage collection to resume for county

On June 6th, Commissioner Steve Champion asked Scott Harper of Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling about the possibility of resuming trash collection on Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to Commissioner Champion, phones have been “ringing off the hook” from resident calls with this question.

City's FY2018 fire and general fund budget outlook, not too rosy

Interim Brooksville City Manager Lyndon Bonner was the bearer of difficult news relating to a possible $700,000 shortfall for the city’s FY 2018 general fund. This came shortly after city council members heard a presentation about the need to increase the city’s fire assessment rates and several scenarios in which to do so.

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