Julie B. Maglio

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Julie B. Maglio has experience in art, graphic arts, web design and development. She also has a strong scientific background, co-authoring a scientific paper on modeling the migration and population dynamics of the monarch butterfly, while attending the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute at Cornell University. She holds a B.A. from New College of Florida, majoring in Biology.

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Art Club students to create mural depicting women's club history

Every week approximately 15 students make the trek uphill from Hernando High School through downtown Brooksville to the historic wood framed building which is home to the Historic Brooksville Women’s Club of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

They file in quietly, but with much anticipation for the work to come. Laying down their backpacks, they partake of home baked cookies, made by club member Tina Dolan along with lemonade.

County to auction 64 properties through tax deed sales

Commissioner Champion took time to explain to the public during the BOCC meeting on Oct. 10, 2017 that the county is looking to sell 64 properties through tax deed sales. He stated that many of these properties are located in the Royal Highlands and Southern Hills developments and are being offered very cheaply (in the range of $1000). He explained that the county does not wish to hold property. The county recently hired the Higgenbotham Auctioneers firm to sell off property.

Brooksville City Council evaluates fire department after arrests

The Sept. 29, 2017 arrests of Brooksville Fire Chief David Freda and Fire Captain David Murdoch and subsequent administrative leave has placed another burden on an already fragile Brooksville Fire Department. Murdoch and Freda were arrested on fraud charges while each separately held the Fire Chief position of the voluntary department in Henrando Beach.

Former volunteer fire department chiefs arrested for organized fraud

On Sept. 29, 2017 we received notification from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that three former Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chiefs were arrested on organized fraud charges. They include the City of Brooksville Fire Chief David Freda, a City of Brooksville Fire Captain David Murdock and Travis Morris, a current FEMA employee.

Their arrests stem from a 7 month long investigation of the volunteer department’s misappropriation of funds. The investigation began just as the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department was dissolved ( February 14, 2017).

County moving forward with home repair HUD grant

On Sept. 26, 2017, The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved Chairman Wayne Dukes to sign an agreement in association with a federal Housing and Urban Development Grant. The grant is specifically for the repair or demolition of owner occupied single family housing benefitting low to moderate income individuals. One of the conditions of the grant is that any property owner who applies for the grant funding must carry flood insurance if their property is located within a floodplain.

Appeals court dismisses City of Brooksville annexations case

In March 2017, Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge Donald Scaglione ruled in favor of the county in their lawsuit against the City of Brooksville regarding 5 property annexations, invalidating the annexations. The City of Brooksville pursued an appeal with the Fifth District Court of Appeal, filing in April 2017. The appeals court ultimately dismissed the case on August 25, 2017, maintaining Judge Scaglione’s ruling invalidating the annexations.

Three former Fire Chiefs arrested for misappropriation of funds

Late last night we received notification from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that three former Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chiefs were arrested. They include the current City of Brooksville Fire Chief David Freda, the current City of Brooksville Fire Captain David Murdock and Travis Morris, a current FEMA employee.

Flagstone Pavers applies for voluntary annexation into City of Brooksville

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.

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