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Appraiser's office to close for training

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 30, 2007


BROOKSVILLE /SPRING HILL

The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 for staff training. The offices are at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville, and at the Westside Government Center, 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call 754-4190.

SPRING HILL

Speak out on taxes at event tonight

Hate taxes? Come out tonight and tell it to state Rep. Marco Rubio, the Florida House speaker. Citizens and business owners from Citrus, Pasco and Hernando counties are invited to the Palace Grand at 5 p.m. to hear what Rubio has to say about property taxes and to ask questions. The event is presented by www.lower hernandocountytaxes.com. The Palace Grand is on 275 Della Court in Spring Hill, on the east side of U.S. 19, just north of County Line Road.

WEEKI WACHEE

Hurricane Expo is set for Saturday

The Hernando County 2007 Hurricane Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. The event will include vendors, entertainment, a hurricane simulator, information on shelters and how to care for pets during a hurricane, maps showing evacuation routes, generator safety classes and other classes. Parking and admission are free. The Hernando Express Bus will shuttle to and from designated additional lots. Call Helen Allison at 596-1530, Hernando County Emergency Management at 754-4083, or the Sheriff's Office at 754-6830.

COUNTYWIDE

Commissioners to talk tax reform

The Hernando County Commission will conduct a workshop at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the possible impact on the county budget with the tax-reform plans considered by the Florida Legislature. The workshop, in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., will consider potential impacts to the county's government services. The state Legislature will begin a special session June 12 to consider the property tax reform issue. People with disabilities who need help to participate in the workshop should contact the commissioners' office at least 48 hours in advance. Call 754-4004.

Public meetings

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

Today's pick

YMCA Senior Health and Fitness Day: 9 a.m. to noon, Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. 688-9622.