City Council to change special election rules
The Brooksville City Council will consider an ordinance at a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to allow anyone appointed to a council seat to serve until the next regularly scheduled municipal or nonprimary countywide election. The measure, which passed unanimously on first reading, overrides a previous ordinance mandating a special election be held to fill the seat of council member David Pugh, who resigned in January. Former council member Frankie Burnett, who was appointed to fill Pugh's slot, will serve until the next general election on Nov. 2.
Road still closed for construction
Motorists are reminded North Avenue is closed from Ponce de Leon Boulevard (U.S. 98) to Howell Avenue for construction. The road will be closed through April 18. Detour routes will be marked. Residents will have access to their homes but are warned to use extreme caution while traveling in the construction zone. It is recommended that alternative routes be used when possible. For information, call Andy Palmer at Hernando County Engineering, (352) 754-4062, ext. 17013, or Tom Dampman with City of Brooksville Utilities, (352) 544-5400, ext. 37817.
Agency to discuss grant application
The City of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the council chambers at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The agency will discuss a Community Redevelopment Area commercial property improvement matching grant program application that had been submitted. For information, call Bill Geiger at (352) 540-3815.
Reception marks new art exhibit
A reception for the winter art exhibit at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Visitors can meet the artists. The exhibit, which continues through March 8, includes works by artists Faith Bradburn Keller, Scott Condos, Evie Harper, Stephanie Harris and Raquel Rose Stucchio; the Spring Hill Camera Club; the Suncoast Ship Model Society; the Hernando Quilters; a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts; and Boy Scout memorabilia. Also, the top student artwork from the Dawn Center's third annual art contest will be on display. For information, call (352) 540-3810.
Coalition to hold antiwar protest
The NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice will conduct an antiwar demonstration from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Publix supermarket parking lot at 4365 Commercial Way. The demonstration will be an effort to relate employee loss of jobs and health benefit cutbacks that result from America's wars and struggling economy. For information, call (352) 686-9936.
Storytime and Toddler Time: Toddler Time (for ages 18-35 months) at 10 a.m., Storytime (for ages 3-5) at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 540-6391.