Lisa MacNeil

Advanced life support options for Brooksville

A special meeting of the Brooksville City Council was held on March 27th to discuss the results of a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued on February 16th to explore options in providing an equal or increased level of service, including Advanced Life Support or ALS. ALS vehicles have specialized equipment and are staffed with personnel who are specifically certified in providing ALS care, primarily paramedics.

Brooksville - Tampa Bay Regional Airport Master Plan update met with citizen concerns

Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

The Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV) Master Plan Update took place at a workshop on Tuesday, April 4th. Senior Vice President of Aviation Planning, Philip Jufko from Michael Baker International reviewed the planning process with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and presented the update.

The Master Plan is divided into three timeframes or phases. The group of projects is still in Phase 1, which is estimated to complete in 2019. Phase 2 is estimated to span from 2020-2024, and Phase 3 to span from 2025 - 2034.

Public Hearing for Sheriff’s Office Municipal Service Taxing Unit on Tuesday March 28

The Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) to separate the Sheriff's Office budget from the general fund has been a contentious subject for some time now, being first addressed by Sheriff Rich Nugent back in 2001. The discussion of enacting an MSTU for the Sheriff's Office appeared on the BOCC agenda in October 2015, causing much debate.

Construction to Begin on Quality Drive Sidewalks

The subject of building sidewalks on Quality Drive has been in discussion for quite some time. In February 2016, Congressman Richard Nugent attended a meeting, and asked the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to expedite construction of the sidewalks. At the time, Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg explained that the delay was a budget issue.

Hernando County Plans for Passing of Medical Marijuana Amendment

To be ready for the possible passing of Amendment 2 (Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative) in November, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held the first public hearing on April 26th to consider an ordinance amending land development regulations to provide requirements for growers of medical marijuana.

Connecting to the Coast to Coast Connector

Coast to Coast Connector Map, FDOT

An initiative by Governor Rick Scott, the Coast to Coast Connector will potentially be a 275 mile paved trail for use by cyclists, skaters and pedestrians, extending from the Gulf of Mexico (St. Petersburg) to the Atlantic Ocean (Titusville). Fourteen existing trails form the Coast to Coast Connector. To be complete, the trail still requires 70 miles of connecting trails that will join seven existing gaps.


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