County clerk's work earns her clerk of the year honors
Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court Karen Nicolai has been named the 2010 Clerk of the Year by the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers. Each year, the outgoing FACC president selects a clerk who has contributed to the statewide accomplishments of clerk offices. Outgoing president Jim Fuller, Duval clerk of courts, recognized Nicolai's work as the Comprehensive Case Information System subcommittee chairwoman and her willingness to help other clerks improve their data quality. The CCIS is a central repository for court-related information that can be accessed by judges, state attorneys and other authorized agencies.
Millage increase built into fire chief's budget draft
Spring Hill Fire Rescue's proposed $14.4 million budget for the coming year will be based on a proposed 2.5 millage rate, according to a memo to fire commissioners from district Chief Mike Rampino, who will present the budget today at the monthly commission meeting. He cautioned commissioners of a shortfall in the budget. "We still bring in $492,087 less in ad valorem income while costs continue to rise," Rampino said. The district's current millage rate is 2.286. One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. In August, residents will vote on a referendum to allow the district to set a maximum millage cap of 2.5. The final budget hearing is in September.
Reserve your spot for Boy Scouts' bowling drive
Boy Scout Troop 446 will host a bowling membership drive at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mariner Lanes, 3544 Mariner Blvd. Boys ages 11 (or those who have completed the fifth grade) through 17 are invited. The cost is $7 for two games of bowling and includes shoe rental. Boys should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. RSVP by Sunday to Beth Doyle, (352) 683-3809, or Mark Caskie, (352) 684-4354. The troop meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (classrooms 1 and 2), 5030 Mariner Blvd.
Spring Hill Fire Commission, 9 a.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill
City of Brooksville Planning and Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville
Florida Library Youth Program presents Jiggleman: 10:15-11:15 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville. For children ages 5-12. Free. (352) 540-6391.
Special Olympics power lifting starts today: 7:30 p.m., 5143 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 584-0902.