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Brooksville council okays red-light cameras


red-light cameras get green light

The Brooksville City Council on Monday voted 4 to 1 to allow an Arizona company to install cameras at several intersections to nab drivers who run red lights. Under the agreement with American Traffic Solutions, the first cameras will be set up within 90 days. There will then be a six-month trial period during which no citations will be issued. After that, drivers will be ticketed $125; ATS will receive $40 and the city will get the remaining $85. Motorists will be photographed by the camera twice, as they approach the light and then while crossing the intersection. The cameras would also shoot a video, which would be available for the violator to view online. A police officer will review the images and determine whether the motorist ran the light. The fines would be civil penalties and would not cause points to be added to a motorist's license. Police Chief Ed Turner has recommended five intersections for cameras:

U.S. 41 and State Road 50A, U.S. 41 and Wiscon Road, SR 50A and Buck Hope Road, SR 50A and Cobb Road, and SR 50 and U.S. 98.

Class will focus on poultry production

A poultry production class will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The speaker is livestock agent Ed Jennings. The class is the last presentation of the livestock series offered at the office. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and registration is required. Call 754-4433.

Food distribution program Saturday

The Compassion Food Outreach distribution for more than 300 households starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. Bring ID. To register, call Mid-Florida Community Services at 796-1425.

Health care board meeting canceled

The Health Care Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Friday has been canceled because of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The meeting has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. June 13 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. For information, call 540-4338.

Note to readers

Does your club or organization need a speaker for an upcoming meeting? The Hernando Times can help you out. The newspaper has put together a speakers bureau of Times employees who can talk on a variety of subjects: news, advertising, circulation and marketing. So, if you think your group might like to hear more about the newspaper and how we go about our business, give us a call. Contact Lynette Fox at 754-6104 or send e-mail to

Today's pick

Last pierogi and bake sale until fall: Noon to 3 p.m., St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8064 Weeping Willow St., Spring Hill (off Cortez Boulevard, at Arby's and AutoZone). 688-1839 or 597-5589.

Hernando deaths

King, Thomas G.

Slonski, Klemens J.

Swope, Gertrude "Trudy"

Warren, Cyrena

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Brooksville council okays red-light cameras 05/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:37pm]
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