County gives tentative okay to $392M budget
The County Commission gave tentative approval to a $392 million total budget, including a $96 million general fund budget and a 3.5 percent increase in the general fund tax rate, during the first budget hearing Tuesday evening. The county matched the amount of the tax rate increase to the tax rate that will not be charged taxpayers by the local basin boards, which have been disbanded. A new mosquito control tax rate was rejected and the tax rate proposed for that purpose was reassigned back to where it was originally, in the sensitive lands fund. The proposed tax rate to support the general fund is 5.6279. For the owner of a $150,000 home with the full $50,000 homestead exemption, that rate would amount to a tax to support the county general fund of $562.79. The final hearing is slated for 5:01 p.m. Sept. 27.
WWII vets can register with D.C. Memorial
U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent's district office is providing assistance throughout this month to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. World War II veterans can visit the office at 16224 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Necessary information includes the veteran's name, branch of service and hometown or state where he or she lived at time of entering the service. Optional information includes rank, activities while serving, where the veteran served and any medals or awards received (available on the veteran's DD-214). Call the office at (352) 799-8354. Visit wwiimemorial.com.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 10 a.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Brooksville City Council, 6 p.m. budget hearing, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
Mommy & Me: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for ages 2 to 4 and their parents. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $40 per year. (352) 796-2096.
Children's Storytime at Library: 10 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. For children ages 3-5. (352) 540-6391.