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Hernando Government Meetings for March 16

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

Monday

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Tuesday

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1 p.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville Housing Authority, 5 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Wednesday

Brooksville Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 2:30 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Thursday

Brooksville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 5:15 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

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