News Brief

Commissioners pass ordinance repealing two 70’s era laws

On 08/08/17, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Wayne Dukes told the audience that the Trump Administration invited local county commissioners to Washington, D.C. recently to discuss a way to improve business and the economy by reducing the number of laws that constrict free enterprise.

According to Commissioner Steven Champion, one comment that stood out to him during the visit was the Administration’s determination to repeal or remove two old laws for every new law that was being passed.

Presentation about Florida’s affordable housing situation set for Aug. 21


Jaimie Ross, President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, will present a statewide perspective on the State’s affordable housing situation at the fifth Housing and Community Development Summit presented by the Pasco County Community Development Department. The Summit brings together local experts and hosts panel discussions on topics such as homeownership, homelessness, rental housing and neighborhood redevelopment.

Pine Island Beach temporarily closed to swimming

by Hernando County Government

(Brooksville, FL) The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County announces that Pine Island Beach, located at 10840 Pine Island Drive in Spring Hill, is currently closed to swimming due to high levels of bacteria. This is a common occurrence in many areas of Florida during the heavy summer rains. The water will be re-tested next week and an announcement will be made when the beach re-opens for swimming.

Learn more about beach closures at environmental-health/beach- water-quality/index.html.

Night time road work scheduled for Mariner and Landover

(Brooksville, FL) On Sunday, August 13, 2017, starting at 8 p.m., Florida Safety Contractors will begin installing mast arms for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Mariner and Landover boulevards. Drivers should expect delays and a lane closure on Mariner Boulevard.

The work will be completed by Monday, August 14 at 5 a.m. in time for back to school traffic.

Three-day road closure in store for Mitchell Road

submitted by Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Mitchell Road will be closed to through traffic August 8–10, 2017, while CSX repairs the railroad crossing located near the Pinewood Dairy Road intersection in Brooksville. The road will be blocked off at each side of the railroad crossing.

Message boards will be placed at the Cortez Boulevard and Emerson Road intersections to alert motorists of the road closure.