News and Announcements

NEW Date for Commissioner Kinnard's Town Hall Meeting in April

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

Citrus County Commissioner Jeff Kinnard announced he is rescheduling his next Town Hall Meeting from April 20 to Thursday, April 27 at the Coastal Region Library, located at 8619 W. Crystal Street in Crystal River, from 11:00am to 12:30pm. The general public is invited to attend.

“My aim is to connect with the community on issues and challenges facing our county.  I want to know what’s on people’s minds and have a format to discuss, reflect, and problem solve.” explained Kinnard. “Please come with questions or concerns, as this is intended to be an informal setting.”

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

Drivers Asked to Avoid Area Due to Road Repaving Project

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

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area of N. Turkey Oak Drive, from CR 495 (Citrus Avenue) to Crystal River High Drive Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22, due to a road repaving project.

Delays are anticipated in this area throughout the time period and it is recommended that you use an alternative route to get to your destination. For more information on the Citrus Engineering Department visit: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/engineering/engineering.htm or call 352-527-5446.

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee Will Conduct a Public Meeting

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

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:  Brooksville One-Way Pairs Consultant Workscope and Crystal River Congestion Management Process (CMP) Study.

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. Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28013 or email stevend@hernandocounty.us.

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting

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

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:  Brooksville One-Way Pairs Consultant Workscope and Crystal River Congestion Management Process (CMP) Study.

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. Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28013 or email stevend@hernandocounty.us.

Nonprofits Invited to Participate in Volunteer Fair

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

The Nature Coast Volunteer Center is proud to sponsor the National Volunteer Week “Service Unites” Volunteer Fair being held at the Central Ridge Community Center located at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills, Florida April 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. There is no registration fee, and table and chairs will be provided. RSVP to ncvc@citrusbocc.com or call 352-527-5959.

The National Volunteer Week “Service Unites” Volunteer Fair is a way for community non-profits and service organizations to showcase their work and their need for volunteers. It is also a way for those who desire to serve and volunteer to explore opportunities and talk with representatives in a casual atmosphere.

When & Where:

Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Central Ridge Community Center
77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Florida 34465

To participate as a nonprofit, please RSVP at:  ncvc@citrusbocc.com or call 352-527-5959.

Three Recycling Centers to Close

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

Three Recycling Centers will be closing

Due to increased illegal dumping at the three unmanned recycling centers the Board of County Commissioners have directed staff to take the following action, close the three unmanned centers and expand current recycling services provided at the Central Landfill to accommodate increased traffic.  The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management announces phase 1 of site closures during the week of March 20, 2017.

The following Recycling Centers will be closing:

  • Withlacoochee Technical College
  • Citrus Springs
  • West Side Convenience Center (SR44, Crystal River)

There is no charge for recyclables brought to the Citrus County Central Landfill located at 230 W Gulf to Lake Highway in Lecanto. Residents are reminded that illegal dumping can result in fines up to $500. The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste regrets any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on the services available at the Central Landfill visit: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm

Citrus County Celebrates EPA's "Fix a Leak Week"

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

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 20 through 26, 2017. In support of We’re for Water, Citrus County Utilities is promoting finding and fixing residential leaks in Citrus County.

“Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry,” said Debra Burden, water conservation manager, Department of Water Resources. “As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”

To help save water for future generations, Citrus County Utilities is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:

  • Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
  • Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
  • Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.

Concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, Citrus County Utilities and Sugarmill Woods associations are hosting a Fix a Leak Week water conservation expo on Friday, March 24, 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club.  All residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about saving our water.

For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense

PetMeals Program in Need of Facility

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

In 2002, it came to the attention of the Meals On Wheels Program that many of our clients were sharing their meals with their pets because they could not afford to buy pet food.  The PetMeals Program was created in Citrus County to compliment and partner with the existing Meals On Wheels Program. 

PetMeals is totally donation based and volunteer distributed.  The PetMeals Program receives dog and cat food donated by local businesses, clients and pet lovers throughout Citrus County.  Caring volunteers deliver the pet food to homebound seniors, who are very grateful for the monthly delivery.  

Through the years PetMeals has been fortunate to partner with other businesses in the community for space to store the pet food, repackage the food and coordinate pickup by volunteers who deliver the pet food. 

Unfortunately, the PetMeals Program is now in need of a facility to perform these functions.  PetMeals is determined to continue helping our local seniors feed their beloved pets, as these are often their only companion. If you are a local businesses who may have extra space available please call 527-5975. 

Title Search Services Request for Quotes

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

Citrus County Housing Services Division is requesting quotes from Licensed Title firms to provide services for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The selection will be on the basis of unit prices and the ability to perform the services in a professional and timely manner.

The County is requesting the following services.

1. Owners and Encumbrances (O&E) Review and Report

2. Opinion of clear title (recorded in Clerk of the Court)

3. City and or county taxes paid (for current FY)

4. Summary listing of all liens on property

All quotes must be shown on a per unit basis and should hold true for all units to be addressed for the duration of this project should your firm be chosen through this RFQ process.

Please submit all quotes by email to Genesis.Chagnon@citrusbocc.com or fax 1-352-527-7521 to Housing Services, attention Genesis Chagnon. All RFQ’s are due to the Housing Services Division on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director at 352-527-7528.

Commissioner Brian Coleman Gives Oath of Office to Veterans Services Advisory Board Members

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

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Pictured from left to right are; Commissioner Brian Coleman, Advisory Board members taking oath; Sam Ruby, John Myers and Grover Lewis

Citrus County Commissioner Brian Coleman gave the oath of office to the new and re-appointed members of the Veterans Services Advisory Board on Thursday, March 9 at the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto.

The purpose of the Veterans Services Advisory Board is to advise the Veterans Services Office on the unmet needs, policies, services, and any other pertinent matters as it relates to veterans services.

The Veterans Services Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. For more information on Veterans Services please call Janet Gramann at (352)527-5915.

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