Water district adopts lower budget for '09
The Southwest Florida Water Management District governing board adopted the 2009 millage rates and a budget that is less than last fiscal year's.
The total budget is $376.5-million, which is 4.7 percent lower than the 2008 budget, a result of the $21.4-million reduction in property tax revenue.
The millage rate for the Districtwide General Fund remains at the 0.3866 mill, which is unchanged. An owner of a home worth $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption, would be taxed $38.66 a year. Individual basin board taxes vary.
Fiscal year 2009 is Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2009. For information, call Swiftmud at (352) 796-7211 or toll-free at 1-800-423-1476.
Repaving projects to begin Monday
Repaving on Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill and VFW Road in Brooksville is scheduled to begin on Monday. Elgin will be repaved from Tanner Road to Barclay Avenue.
During the initial stage, the edge of the pavement will be exposed with a grader. Any bushes and irrigation systems within 2 feet of the edge of the pavement will need to be removed.
Residents and motorists can expect one-way traffic and brief delays in work areas. Access to homes will be maintained. For information, call Andy Palmer at Hernando County Engineering, (352) 754-4062, ext. 17013.
Pet adoptions are set for Saturdays
Adoptathons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions are planned for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Saturday in October at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Pet Supermarket, 4316 Commercial Way.
A variety of cats and kittens are available for adoption. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have identity microchips and have been treated for parasites.
All pets can be viewed online at www.halpetadoptons. petfinder.com. Requests for certain pets to be brought to an adoptathon can be made.
Home at Last is a nonprofit organization. Fees vary and are tax deductible. For information, call (352) 476-6832.
Jazz society offers big band dance
The Hernando Jazz Society will host a dance with big band music at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road.
Light refreshments will be available. Those attending can also bring their own beverages.
Admission is free to Hernando Jazz Society members and $9 for nonmembers. For information, call Frank Domick at (352) 666-4842 or Eddie Lawrence at (352) 683-7254.