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Two Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers Now Open

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

Citrus County now has two Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists available to help people register for FEMA Individual Assistance. The Center locations are:

Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. 34461

Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, FL 34435

The Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers will be open from 8am to 6pm daily until Monday, October 16, 2017, at 6pm.  This includes Saturday and Sunday.Citizens may also go to www.disasterassistance.gov to register with FEMA for Individual Assistance. 

Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.   

The FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Specialists will continue to be in the county going door to door while Relief Centers are open. 

BOCC Proclaims Aware for Alzheimer's Week

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 Left to Right: Nancy Suto, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office; Mary Blair Darling, Florida  Ombudsman Program; Linda Boles, Find M. Friends; Debbie Selsavage, Alzheimer’s Family Organization

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-22, 2017 as Citrus County Aware for Alzheimer’s Week.

Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia have become the health issue of our time. Alzheimer’s which is irreversible and currently incurable, afflicts 5 million Americans today. This figure is projected to grow to 16 million by 2050. It kills more than breast and prostate cancers combined.

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), is a non-profit that serves eight west-central Florida counties, including Citrus County. Its mission is to support Alzheimer’s caregivers with knowledge, resources and support.

Citrus County, with 35% of its population over the age of 65 (twice the State average), will be especially impacted by the growth of Alzheimer’s. Many parties are working to confront this problem, both at the level of medical research to find a cure for the future, and at the level of improved care for those living with dementia today.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the week of October 15-22, 2017 as “Aware for Alzheimer’s Week” in Citrus County.

BOCC Proclaims County Court Mediation Week

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 Todd Tuzzolino, Chief Deputy Court Administrator for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; County Judge, Mark Yerman; Lynn Cummings, Mediation Services Coordinator; and Volunteer Citrus County Mediators

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-21, 2017 as Citrus County Court Mediation Week.

Citrus County has been a leader in recognizing and promoting mediation as an alternative to court ligation so that individuals, businesses and neighbors may effectively and efficiently resolve disputes. Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial, and informed method of conflict resolution that empowers individuals and businesses to develop solutions to disputes which are mutually agreeable and tailored to their particular needs.

Mediation is taught and practiced in many of our schools not only as a means of resolving individual disputes, but also as a means of achieving a more peaceful society. Community based mediation programs strengthen relationships among Citrus County citizens by assisting in the resolution of neighborhood and community conflicts.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the week of October 15-21, 2017 as “County Court Mediation Week” in Citrus County.

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.

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