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Not interested in ex-superintendent of Hernando schools

Alexander quickly lands job Oct. 6 article

Not interested in ex-official's fate

Why on earth should the readers of the Hernando Times be remotely interested in the new job of the former school superintendent?

I have absolutely no interest in reading about the minute details of this person's new job.

He decided for his own personal reasons to leave his job in Hernando County and to move to another state. Done, finished, bye-bye.

Surely there are more interesting stories to be reported in our county in a diverse population like we have.

Gillian Maden, Spring Hill

Remember those who insult flag

At the Sept. 23 meeting of the Spring Hill Fire Rescue, Commissioner Leo Jacobs took full responsibility for (not) saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag at the meeting on Sept. 17 even though it was on the agenda.

He did not apologize, or show any remorse. He just stated that he was offended by another veteran bringing the subject up. It is a veteran's duty, or any citizen's duty, to stand up for our flag anytime it is dishonored.

On Sept. 17, when Commissioner Rob Giammarco objected to the removal of the pledge from the agenda, no other commissioner objected. Chairman Jacobs stated "it was just a general meeting only to ratify the union contract.'' The meeting went forward without objection from Commissioners Amy Brosnan, John Pasquale, or Gene Panozzo. All members of the Spring Hill Fire Board who failed to pledge should be ashamed of themselves. This attitude of infallibility must stop.

Since the inception of being a district, all we have gotten from this board is the threat of raising taxes, which they said was not the thing to do. Most of them do not answer the public when questioned. At the last meeting they spent as much time discussing their intent to change the meeting times as they did discussing the budget. There is no accountability. Chairman Jacobs has said on many occasions, "It is okay to make mistakes." He has said the board does not have to "dot the i's, or cross the t's". He has stated that the board does not have to use Robert's Rules of Order, as dictated in the Fire Board's bylaws. At every meeting, the board has trouble following the simple rules of how to make a motion and then vote. The videos of meetings speak for themselves. This board makes up the rules as they go along.

Considering they are the stewards of our fire service, and our money, we deserve better. It is time the other sitting members of the board either ask or vote Chairman Jacobs out of the presiding seat. By letting this dictatorial behavior continue, they are demonstrating the board does not have the competency to continue. Our flag is sacred, and those who insult it should be accountable. Removing it from the agenda was an insult.

Ken Fagan, Spring Hill

Royal Highlands patrol appreciated

I just want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office for its increased and continued presence in Royal Highlands. I feel safer seeing so many of your deputies in my neighborhood lately.

Just recently I called to report a suspicious car on my road and a deputy was dispatched and arrived immediately. Keep up the good work and know that Hernando's residents are really grateful for the job that you do and the protection that you offer.

Marni Schribman, Brooksville

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Not interested in ex-superintendent of Hernando schools 10/07/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 4:44pm]
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