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					                                    Hernando County
                                         News
                                       A Weekly Update from
                                      Hernando County Government
                                                                                   County Government
February 19, 2010                                                                   Meetings/Events
                                                                                     February 20-26
Hernando County Gets an “A”

Hernando County's Clerk of Courts Karen Nicolai                                  County Extension Service
announced this week that Hernando County will be                                         Open House
in the market to issue $10 million in refunding
                                                                                    Saturday, February 20
bonds. Refunding bonds, much like refinancing a
mortgage, are expected to benefit the County by                                         11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
reducing debt service costs. It is expected the                                        1653 Blaise Drive
County will benefit from approximately $500,000 in                                    Brooksville, Florida
net present value savings. As a result of a review                               http://www.hernandocounty.
by two of the nation’s top rating agencies out of                                   us/County_Extension/
New York, Hernando County received an A rating from Standard and
Poor’s and an A2 rating from Moody’s for this bond issue. Moody’s also
affirmed the County’s A1 rating and stable outlook. County officials were
very pleased with this welcome news, and County Administrator David              Cypress Lakes Preserve
Hamilton pointed to the “… long-standing cooperation between the Clerk              Volunteer Workday
and the Board of County Commissioners resulting in solid fiscal manage-
ment of the County’s resources.”                                                   Saturday, February 20
                                                                                         8:00 a.m.
Emergency Action Plan for Government Center                                      Meet at Ridge Manor Blvd /
A new Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for the Government Center                         Olancha Road gate
Complex has been approved by the Board of County Commission-                     http://www.hernandocounty.
ers. The new EAP replaces an evacuation plan that was created in                   us/plan/ESL/default.htm
2005. Training sessions will be held next month for all designated
Emergency Team Leaders to review the new procedures for re-
sponding to various types of emergencies such as fire, medical,
hazardous materials, severe weather and disturbances. All Gov-                       Coastal Hernando
ernment Center employees will view an on-line training video about               Initiatives Project (CHIP)
the new plan. An Emergency Action Plan Task Force appointed by
the County Administrator is responsible for implementing the plan                   Monday, February 22
as well as creating similar procedures for other county facilities.                      9:00 a.m.
                                                                                  Port Authority Community
                                                         Hernando Symphony                 Center
                                                             Orchestra
                                                                                   Linda Pedersen Park,
                                                            Performance
                                                           February 20, 21       6340 Shoal Line Boulevard
                                                               and 23                 Hernando Beach
                                                       http://www.hernandosymp
                                                           hony.com/id4.html
 County Offers Water Conservation Incentive                                  Meetings/Events
                                                                           Week of February 22
 Programs
 The Hernando County Utilities Department is once again offer-             Board of County
 ing incentive programs for its residential customers to encour-        Commissioners’ Meeting
 age water conservation. The program includes an irrigation                 Tuesday, February 23
 system rain sensor installation and a low flow toilet replacement                9:00 a.m.
 for qualified customers. For details, visit                                John Law Ayers Room
 http://www.hernandocounty.us/utils/ or call 352 754-4705                         Room 160
                                                                              Hernando County
 Florida Friendly Landscaping Workshop Scheduled                             Government Center
                                                                                20 N. Main St.
 Hernando County residents who are beginning to feel the urge to              Brooksville, Florida
 get out and start restoring the beauty of their landscaping after
 the havoc wreaked by the cold should attend the upcoming Flor-             Housing Authority
 ida Friendly Landscaping Workshop. The County Extension Ser-                Wednesday, February 24
 vice has scheduled the annual workshop for Friday, February                        3:00 p.m.
 26th, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Hernando County Board of              John Law Ayers Room
 Realtors building, 7231 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooks-                        Rm. 160
 ville. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Pam Brown who was                      Hernando County
 featured on WTSP-TV/CBS for seven years in Yard Work pro-                     Government Center
 grams. Special guests include Hernando County Administrator                      20 N. Main St.
 David Hamilton, and SWFWMD Planning & Board Services Ex-                       Brooksville, Florida
 ecutive Director Lou Kavouras. The cost of the workshop is            http://www.hernandocounty.us/ho
 $5/person, and class size is limited. Call the County Extension                      using/
 Service to register— (352) 754-4433. The workshop will be
 videotaped by HCGB for viewing on Bright House Channel 622                Tourist Development
 and on video on-demand at www.hernandocounty.us . For more                       Council
 information, visit
                                                                            Thursday, February 25
 http://www.hernandocounty.us/County_Extension/press/FFLworkshop.htm
                                                                                   3:00 p.m.
            Weeki Wachee                                                  Quality Inn & Suites @ I-75
             Swamp Fest                                                       30305Cortez Blvd.
            March 6 and 7                                                     Brooksville, Florida
       Linda Pederson Park @                                             www.naturallyhernando.org
            Jenkins Creek
   http://www.wwswampfest.com/                                            To view the Board of
         To view a calendar of                                           County Commissioners’
   Hernando County events in Feb-                                         February 23rd meeting
         ruary and March:                                                  agenda and related
    www.naturallyhernando.org                                                documents, visit
                                                                        http://hernandocountyfl.iq
                                                                             m2.com/citizens/
       To stay up to date with the latest County media                    and click on the video
      releases, visit www.hernandocounty.us and click on                  camera or folder icon
           “County News” in the center of the page


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