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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Sheriff’s Office MSTU concept re-emerges with Brooksville budget woes

During Correspondence to Note of the Tuesday Aug. 4, 2017 BOCC meeting, Commissioner Champion brought up for discussion the recent financial turmoil in the City of Brooksville. The subject rehashed some old turmoil among commissioners in relation to a potential Sheriff’s Office Municipal Service Taxation Unit (MSTU).

$50 million from the state for springs across Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Water Management Districts have identified 40 springs projects that will receive $50 million as part of the 2017-2018 state budget. While none of the 40 projects appear to be in Hernando County, there are projects in neighboring counties that have been funded. Hernando County did receive a $400,000 allocation for a Weeki Wachee River channel restoration project which does not seem to be part of 40 projects.

Commission reverts select FBO minimum operating standards to 2004 requirements

During the July 25, 2017 Commission Meeting, Jet ICU came before the board asking for a determination on whether they could become a Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Since the time of their last application, the Minimum Operating Standards have been increased. Technically the county could not consider their last application since the denial was never appealed and their current application is under the new standards which the company cannot meet. This brought to the forefront the issue that opponents of the new standards warned of.

Commission will give Jet ICU shot at becoming airport FBO

Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. dba Jet ICU has been attempting to become a fixed based operator (FBO) at the Brooksville Tampa-Bay Regional Airport for approximately five years. Currently there is only one FBO at the airport, American Aviation. The county previously denied Jet ICU’s application to become a FBO in March 2015 due to an incomplete application.

Sheriff Nienhuis transfers Federal Inmate Housing revenue, identifies key issues to resolve

During the “Correspondence to Note” portion of the Tuesday July 25, 2017 BOCC meeting, the commission briefly discussed revising a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sheriff’s Office. The MOU they were referring to is the Interlocal Agreement between the Sheriff and the county transferring the responsibility of jail operations to the Sheriff. It was signed on June 2, 2010 by Sheriff Nugent and the BOCC. Prior to the agreement, a private company, CCA, maintained jail operations.

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.

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