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City waives fees for Juneteenth celebration

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 9, 2007


Brooksville

City Council late Monday agreed to waive thousands of dollars in fees and costs to help the organizers put on the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration, June 13 through 17 at Russell Street Park. Event chairman Paul Boston voiced some frustration at the city during the council's lengthy discussion. "All of this could have been done months ago, " he argued. "You're talking about my dignity now." But council members told Boston they were trying to get a dollar figure so they would know how much the city's help would cost. Mayor David Pugh predicted the cost waiver, which would include police and fire aid, use of the city's comfort station and availability of city water, could top $4, 000.

SPRING HILL

Tax collector office to meet, open later

The Hernando County Tax Collector's office at 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd. will be closed from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday for training purposes. The office will reopen at 10:30 a.m. Call 754-4180.

Westside permit office is moving

The Hernando County Development Department will close its westside office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd. at 5 p.m. Thursday. It will open at its new location at 7425 Spring Hill Drive (at Kass Circle) when the offices are finished, sometime this summer. Meanwhile, customers can use the Brooksville office at 789 Providence Blvd. for their permitting and zoning needs. Call 754-4050.

Mother-Son Day rescheduled

Hernando County Recreation rescheduled the Mother-Son Day in the Park to 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at Anderson Snow Park. Ticketholders to this sold-out event can call Penny Oliver at 540-6363.

BROOKSVILLE

Workshop set on personnel policies

The City Council will conduct a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., to review current personnel policies with the city's labor attorney. Call 544-5400.

Public meetings

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House cable Ch. 19.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council's Bandshell Bash Committee, 4 p.m., Main Street Eatery, 101 N Main St., Brooksville.

Spring Hill Fire Commission, 7 p.m. workshop, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.