News and Announcements

MacRae’s Dock to be Repaired

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

American Marine will begin work Monday, April 23 to repair the Citrus County dock at MacRae’s Boat Ramp.  The boat ramp and parking will be accessible during the project. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete this project.

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in May 2017

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

Optimizing irrigation systems

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on May 8, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a sustainable and water conserving landscape.  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 or register at https://ccufflprogram.eventbrite.com.

Managing garden pests wisely

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on May 22, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Correctly identifying the cause of plant damage is always the first step to controlling an infestation.  Inspection, scouting, identification, selecting the least harmful control and accurate application are all-important IPM practices. 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 or register at https://ccufflprogram.eventbrite.com.


Join Commissioner Ron Kitchen for a Town Hall Meeting in Crystal River on May 3

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ron Kitchen will be holding a Town Hall Meeting for the public to attend on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Coastal Region Library, located at 8619 W. Crystal Street in Crystal River, 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.

Economic Development Office to Host Second Community Workshop

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

The Citrus County Economic Development Office will be hosting their second Community Workshop at Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 9:30am – 11:00am. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the workshop and participate in the discussion.

May 1, 2018, Workshop, will be a presentation of the work product of the initial public meeting, which was held April 3, 2018, and incorporate additional perspectives and suggestions into a report for the Board of County Commissioners’ review and consideration.

For more information on this public workshop, call Citrus County Economic Development Director Bruce Register at 352-527-5527.

Park Renovation Debris Temporarily at Beverly Hills Community Park

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

The Citrus County Grounds Maintenance is currently working at the Central Ridge Community Park removing the deteriorated pavilion to create a new picnic area.  Grounds Maintenance is temporarily holding the demolished pavilion debris at the Beverly Hills Community Park in a cordoned off area. The debris will be removed from Beverly Hills Community Park by the end of the day, Friday, April 17, 2018. Please use caution while in the area of the debris and we ask for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete this project.

The BOCC proclaims Springs Protection Awareness Month in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Ron Kitchen, First Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Second Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Scott Carnahan and Jimmie T. Smith, with Citrus County Water Resources Director Ken Cheek, Water Conservation Manager Debra Burden, Southwest Florida Water Management District Government Affairs Regional Manager Mary Kassabaum, and UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension Director BJ Jarvis

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on April 10, 2018 proclaiming the month of April 2018 as Springs Protection Awareness Month.

Florida’s springs are essential to the environment, economy, citizens and visitors to this state. Florida has one of the most productive aquifers in the world, and groundwater supply is vital to the states and the county’s economy, with more than 90% of citizens relying on it for their clean and safe drinking water

Citrus County is committed to a sustainable groundwater and surface water resource and its protection. Numerous projects, construction initiatives, and public awareness efforts to raise awareness have been undertaken.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes April 2018 as Springs Protection Awareness Month in Citrus County and encourages citizen participation in actions that protect local springs.

BOCC Proclaims April as Water Conservation Month

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Ron Kitchen, First Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Second Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Scott Carnahan and Jimmie T. Smith, with Citrus County Water Resources Director Ken Cheek, Water Conservation Manager Debra Burden and UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension Director BJ Jarvis

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on April 10, 2018 proclaiming the month of April 2018 as Water Conservation Month.

The State of Florida, Water Management Districts and Citrus County are working together to increase awareness about the importance of water conservation.  Every business, industry, school and citizen can make a difference and help by saving water, thus promoting a healthy economy and community.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes April 2018 as Water Conservation Month in Citrus County, and urges all residents and businesses to help protect our precious water resources by practicing water saving measures.

The BOCC proclaims Wildfire Awareness Week in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Ron Kitchen, First Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Second Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Scott Carnahan and Jimmie T. Smith, with Mike Penn, Florida Forest Service Operations Administrator

 The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on April 10, 2018 proclaiming the week of April 8 through 14, 2018 as Wildfire Awareness Week.

The state of Florida had 3,271 wildfires in 2017, with 298,760 acres burned. Firefighters saved 6,730 homes, businesses and out buildings threatened by those wildfires. Wildfires are a natural periodic occurrence in Florida. The Florida Forest Service and Citrus County Fire Rescue have launched a campaign to educate homeowners on the steps they should take to prepare themselves for wildfires. The program teaches people how to take action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire. The Florida Forest Service and Citrus County Fire Rescue will be distributing wildfire prevention information to all libraries.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes April 8 through 14, 2018 as Wildfire Awareness Week in Citrus County, honors the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keeps our citizens safe, and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.


Repaving of MacRae’s Boat Ramp April 17 and 18

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

The repaving of the parking lot at MacRae’s Boat Ramp has begun today, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and  will continue on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  There will be limited public parking during this time. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete this project.

Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority to meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

The Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room #166, Lecanto, Florida to discuss such matters as may properly come before the Authority.

This meeting is open to the public.  Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Office of Utility Regulation, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 3446, Telephone (352) 527-5214, at least one week before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the TDD Telephone (352) 527-5312. 

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