Public hearing on budget is Tuesday
The Hernando County Commission will have the final public hearing on the county's 2010-11 budget and property tax rate at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Commissioners will consider a total spending plan of $345.9 million, with a $96.3 million general fund. That compares to the 2009-10 total budget of $392.8 million, with a $111.2 million general fund. The countywide property tax rate is proposed to remain the same — 6.3431 mills. For the owner of a house valued at $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption, that rate would amount to a tax bill of $634.31 to pay for core county services. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
Try a Y membership for free this week
Get a complimentary memberships today through Saturday during YMCA Open House Week. The Hernando County Family YMCA is at 1300 Mariner Blvd. Among the facilities and programs are group exercise classes, the junior Olympic-size pool, group water exercise classes, the oversized Kids Zone (babysitting), two outdoor playgrounds and the wellness center.Call the Y at (352) 688-9622.
Catch five shows for package price of $80
Season tickets for the Hernando Performing Arts Center Guild's 2010-11 season includes five shows, all beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Concerts include Tom Jones impersonator Harmik on Nov. 6, the Diamonds on Dec. 4, Cirque du Monde on Jan. 23, the Lowe Family on Feb. 19, and Johnny Cool & the Mobster Swing Band on March 19. Season tickets are $80; individual shows are $25. Call (352) 799-5577.