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Brooksville Council changes requirements on filling a vacancy

BROOKSVILLE

Council changes rule on filling a vacancy

Residents of Brooksville won't have to pay the estimated $25,000 for a special election needed to fill the vacant seat of council member David Pugh. Meeting in a special session Thursday, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that will do away with the requirement to hold a special election within 90 days of a council vacancy. Instead, council members will be able to chose a replacement who will remain in the position until the next regularly scheduled general election. In January, the council appointed Frankie Burnett to fill Pugh's seat after he resigned to take a job with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He will serve until the next general election on Nov. 2, and said Thursday he intends to run in the election for a full term.

COUNTYWIDE

Free Navy Band tickets gone, but check back day of show

All of the free tickets for the U.S. Navy Band performance at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Hernando High School have been distributed. Anyone who did not get a ticket may show up at the school gymnasium at 6:45 p.m. the day of the concert, and people will be seated if there are unclaimed seats. For information, call (352) 797-7015.

Today's meeting

City of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency, 10 a.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Nature and Folk Song Night at Chinsegut Nature Center: 7-9 p.m., 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Brooksville Council changes requirements on filling a vacancy 02/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:04pm]
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