Government

BOCC Abolishes Hernando Aviation Authority

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by Julie Maglio

Hernando County Airport

The BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) abolished the Hernando Aviation Authority and created the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport Advisory Committee (AAC). The ordinance number :2014 ­ 27 states that all leases are subject to review and approval by the BOCC and FAA (eliminating the Hernando Aviation Authority). Additionally, all assets and liabilities of Hernando County Aviation Authority are transferred to Hernando County BOCC.

A Tale of Two Trails

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by Julie Maglio

Two bicycle trails were accepted by the Hernando-Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to close the Hernando County gap in the Coast to Coast Connector bicycle trail connecting St. Pete to Titusville. The gap is between the Suncoast Expressway Trail and the Good Neighbor Trail. The Good Neighbor trail is currently unfinished but will connect downtown Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Trail several miles east of downtown.

Snow Hill Rd. Winery Meeting Delayed

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by Hernando Sun Staff

Twenty-eight rolling acres on Snow Hill Rd in Brooksville is the site of a proposed winery. Mr. Joseph Sparacia, applied for a special exception use permit, but was denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission on October 13, 2014. Although it was denied by P&Z, the special exception permit could be granted by the Board of County Commissioners. They had the choice to review the application or not and they chose to review at the December 9th meeting.

Cemex Mine Expansion Advances

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by Julie Maglio

Full House at Hernando BOCC to hear Cemex Expansion decision

For background information, read Cemex Expansion. At the December 9th Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners Dukes, Nicholson, Adkins, and Holcomb voted to send the issue on to the FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) with Commissioner Rowden voting against it. Shortly before they voted Rowden stated that she did not understand why the Commission did not agree with P&Z Commission findings.

County Commissioners to Decide on Cemex Expansion

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by Julie Maglio

Fort Dade Ave

The Hernando Board of County Commissioners will decide on the Cemex expansion, comprehensive plan amendment December 9th. The issue has been ongoing for several months and is highly contentious.

Cemex is proposing to expand their mine to nine parcels totaling 730 acres located across from Bayfront/Brooksville Regional Hospital. The prominent businessmen who own the parcels plan to lease them to Cemex for a 20 year mining project, then develop the properties as a residential area.

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