Trash collection switch delayed, will start Jan. 1
Garbage collection contracts with Hernando County have been extended to Dec. 31. Current customers of Waste Management Inc., Choice Waste, Inc. (Central Carting) and Republic Services of Florida (Seaside Sanitation) will continue with those existing services and will be billed by their company through Dec. 31. On Jan. 1, all county garbage collection customers will switch to Republic Services of Florida. More information on that transition will be announced by the county in the coming months.
5K and kids' run planned for Oct. 22
Youth and Family Alternatives will host a Run for New Beginnings Youth Shelter, a 5K run and walk Oct. 22 throughout historic downtown Brooksville, starting at the Suntrust Bank, 1 E Jefferson St. A Kid's Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. This is a chip-timed event. Awards will be given to the first through third place finishers in various age groups. Medals are provided to all finishers. A post-race party at Hernando Park band shell will follow. The cost for those who register by Oct. 15 is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. Fees are an additional $5 for those who register after Oct. 15. Registration can be done online at active.com. For information, call Katie Borremans at (352) 754-5608.
Swiftmud adopts new lower budget
Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board adopted its fiscal year 2012 millage rate and budget at its meeting on Tuesday. The 2012 rate is 0.3928 mill, which takes into account the merger of the budgets of the eight Basin Boards, and the $107.8 million cap on ad valorem property tax collections. The total 2012 budget is $155.5 million, 44.4 percent lower than the adopted budget for 2011, which was $279.8 million.
Rummage Sale and Outdoor Flea Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-5499, 556-3202.