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Nature Coast Volunteer Center is Sponsoring a Shoes and Socks Drive for Needy Children in Citrus County

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

Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC) of Citrus County and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are sponsoring the “Two Good Soles” drive, collecting new shoes and socks for children in need through September 11th. 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Everyone is invited to participate in the remembrance of 9/11 by making a donation of new shoes and socks at several donation boxes located throughout Citrus County. Convenient drop-off locations are as follows:

Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Lecanto

Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills

Citrus County Libraries—all locations

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

Citrus County Schools, District Service Center, Inverness

Citrus County Tax Collectors Office, Crystal River and Inverness

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

East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness

Inverness Community Center, 1082 N. Paul Dr., Inverness

Drummond Bank, 2453 N Citrus Hills Blvd, Hernando

Drummond Bank, 1161 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River

West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veterans Dr., Homosassa

YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Lecanto

Collection items will benefit these local agencies (Citrus Abuse Shelter, Citrus County District Student Services, Citrus County Family Resource Center, Citrus United Basket, Daystar Life Center, and the Pregnancy & Family Life Center).If you are a business or civic organization that would like to learn how you can participate in “Two Good Soles”, please call 352-527-5959.

US 19 and Homosassa Trail Intersection Updates

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

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is asking motorists to be aware of road projects in Citrus County and to use caution while in these areas.

•             Periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday (August 6 - 12) nights. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the nighttime lane closures. Motorists should be alert to lane shifts on US 19.

•             Due to drainage construction work, traffic has been shifted on US 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) near W. Homosassa Trail. As a result, the southbound US 19 left turn onto eastbound Homosassa Trail is temporarily closed.  Homosassa Trail on the west side of US 19 is also temporarily closed to all traffic. Drivers going to the shopping plaza on the west side of US 19 need to use one of the entrances to the parking lot that is north of Homosassa Trail.

•             Detour for southbound US 19 to eastbound Homosassa Trail: Continue south on US 19 and turn left onto W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard. Turn left onto Ohio Street and go north to Homosassa Trail.

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization August Agenda has Expanded

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

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to:

· Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Administrative Amendment Authority and Roll Forward Amendment (FY 2018 – FY 2022)

· Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment (FY 2017 – FY 2021)

· Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) FY 2016/17 – FY 2017/18 Carry Forward Modification

· Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) Approval for Section 5305(d) Funding for FY 2018

· Hernando/Citrus Counties Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2017 Annual Progress Reports

· Amendment to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Agreement associated with the FY 2016/17 – FY 2017/18 UPWP amendment.

· Joint Certification Statement Package Update

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, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email


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