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BOCC Proclaims the October 23 through 31 Red Ribbon

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with representatives of the local Anti-Drug Coalition

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming October 23 through 31 as Red Ribbon Week in Citrus County. The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides.

The goal of Red Ribbon Week, National Bullying Prevention Month, Unity Day, the Board of Commissioners, Street Team Citrus and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County is to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies and service organizations in all aspects of the campaign and establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education, and ongoing initiatives to prevent illegal drug use and bullying.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims October 2017 as National Bullying Prevention Month along with October 23 through 31 as “Red Ribbon Week” and encourages the residents of Citrus County to participate in drug prevention activities and bullying prevention activities, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long making a visible statement that we stand together, strongly committed to a drug-free/bullying free Citrus County.

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee to Meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee to meet


The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.


Items scheduled on the agenda include:

                •         FY 2019 – FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

                •         Dunnellon Trail Connector Update


Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the meeting agenda may be viewed online at www.hernandocitrusmpo.us.


The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email dennisd@hernandocounty.us.


Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee to meet

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:

                •             FY 2019 -  FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

                •             Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

The Hernando Citrus Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee to Meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:

· FY 2019 – FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

· Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Accepting Applications for a Vacancy on the Water & Wastewater Authority

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and wastewater utilities within the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. Current positions expire January 31, 2018. Applicants are required to be Citrus County residents and registered to vote in Citrus County

The authority consists of five members; three members are technical members and two members are lay members.  The lay member positions are appointed based on individual civic pride and integrity. Experience in any area of relevant utility service and management, rate making, utility regulation or other endeavors is required for Technical Members, but applicants for the alternate member position are not required to have the same area of expertise as technical members. The Water & Wastewater Authority meets quarterly at 1:00 pm. on the first Monday of February, May, August and November at the Lecanto Government Building in Lecanto. 

Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2017.   Applications which meet the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for evaluation, nomination and selection.  Applications can be found at http://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/advisory-board-application.pdf and completed applications should be sent to Citrus County Administration, 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto FL 34461.

FDOT Advises US 19 Turn Lane Open to Motorists

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises the US 19 northbound left turn lane onto westbound Homosassa Trail is now reopened. The turn lane had been closed since Thursday, October 5 due to a small depression in the turn lane

FDOT Advises of Halls River Bridge Night Work October 9

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be working to repair the guard railing on the Halls River Bridge during the night of Monday, October 9, beginning at 7:00pm. The maximum duration of traffic stops will be 15 minutes for approaching vehicles which will allow meaningful work to occur and short enough that it doesn’t unreasonably delay traffic.  The traffic delay on the night of October 9 does not apply to emergency vehicles.

Join Commissioner Ron Kitchen for a Town Hall meeting on October 12 in Homosassa

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Commissioner Ron Kitchen will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 12 for the general public to attend. The meeting will be held at the Homosassa Library, located at 4100 Grandmarch Avenue in Homosassa, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

“I am looking forward to reporting back to the community on previous issues and hearing about new ones they wish addressed. This will continue to be a question and answer format and not a speech, so I encourage anyone with a question or an item that is important to them to attend,” explained Kitchen.

For more information, please call Public Information Officer Cynthia Oswald at (352) 527-5484.


Citrus County BOCC Proclaims October 1-7 4-H Week in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with representatives of UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4 – H. From Left to Right, 4-H members are; Diana Ward, Gabrielle McIntosh, Rachel Ferguson, Gloria Wiesen, Tucker Mantor, Aidan Logan and Logan Mantor.  4-H Volunteers; are Sharon Wiesen, Cathy Mantor and Jodi Lanier along with Extension’s 4-H agent, Dr. Marnie Ward, is accepting the proclamation.

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on September 26, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 1-7 of 2017 as National 4-H Week in Citrus County. More than seven million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week 2017. This is the largest youth development organization in the world teaching young people citizenship, leadership and life skills.

More than three hundred 4-H members and seventy volunteers are involved in our local Citrus County 4-H programs. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Youth engaged in 4H programming are nearly four times more likely, compared to peers, to contribute to their communities, pursue healthy behaviors, and engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs in their out of school time. 4-H youth development programs make a positive impact on our community.

Friends of the Community Centers Annual Craft Sale

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Friends of the Citrus County Community Centers will be holding their annual Craft Sale at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, on October 9 through 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day.

Great items that are all hand made by members of the community centers throughout the county will be available for purchase. All proceeds will help the “Friends” to enhance the Community Centers, and programming, for our seniors  in Citrus County. For more information please call Kriss at Central Citrus Community Center (352) 527-5993.

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