Commissioners Jeff Kinnard and Ron Kitchen, who are both board members of the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, attended the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) Institute for elected officials in Tampa, May 19 – 21. The MPOAC Weekend Institute provides MPO board members with an opportunity to enhance their understanding and leadership skills regarding transportation decision-making, including key role they play in the process.
Transportation decision-makers face numerous challenges in making complex transportation decisions. The information provided during the Institute is designed for practical application in transportation planning activities performed by elected officials. The goal of the MPOAC Institute is to provide MPO Board members with the knowledge and tools necessary to engage in the MPO process.
Join your friends and neighbors at West Citrus Community Center to enjoy the swinging music and dancing! West Citrus Community Center is hosting a dance and concert featuring the Citrus Community Swing Band, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until they can’t swing anymore! The event is free (donations are encouraged), and open to the public.
The Citrus Community Swing Band is a group of musicians who volunteer their time to help bring back the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and the big bands to the citizens of Citrus County. Andrew Janicki leads the fourteen-member community band. For information about the band, please call Andrew at (352) 464-2870.
West Citrus Community Center is located at 8940 W. Veterans Drive, Homosassa, for more information about this event or programs at the center please call (352) 795-3831.
The temporary county-wide Burn Ban put in place by the Board of County Commissioners at their Tuesday, April 11, 2017 meeting, has been lifted effective Thursday, May 25.
The Fort Island Beach Boat Ramp and floating dock are fully operational as of Thursday, May 25 after suffering major damage during Hurricane Hermine in September 2016.
The outside westbound lane of SR 44 at the intersection of S. Elmwood Dr. will be closed on Friday, May 26 from 9am to 4pm. This lane closure is necessary for contractor C.W. Roberts to perform paving operations on S. Elmwood Dr. Please use caution if traveling this area on Friday, May 26.
Florida-friendly Landscaping™ principles
Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on June 6, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens. These practices allow gardeners to create beautiful landscapes generating little or no impact to our water resources. Selection of the right plant for the right location, efficient irrigation, proper fertilization and responsible pest management are several of the topics discussed during this workshop. Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Please contact Steven Davis at (352) 527-5708 to confirm your participation.
Landscaping in Florida’s sandy soils
Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on June 20, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The components of Florida’s soils and geology need to be considered when making landscaping installation and best management choices. The soils pH, proper fertilization choices and appropriate supplemental irrigation practices can impact the sustainability of our ornamental gardens. Learn ways to effectively manage plants growing in sandy Florida soils. Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Please contact Steven Davis at (352) 527-5708 to confirm your participation.
Commissioner Jeff Kinnard was guest speaker on Wednesday, May 24 for the Women’s Political Network of Citrus County (WPNCC) monthly meeting held at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Commissioner Kinnard is pictured with one of the WPNCC meeting attendees. Rosalie Matt is president of the WPNCC which meets monthly with speakers of interest to inform county residents of state and local issues that may affect us.