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Applications for annual vacancy reimbursement for the Residential Solid Waste due June 28

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

In accordance with Ordinance 97-02, Section 18, an owner of improved real property who can demonstrate that a dwelling unit thereon was unoccupied and vacant during the entire Assessment Period in which the Annual Disposal Assessment was imposed, may request reimbursement of the residential Solid Waste MSBU.

Applications are now available and can be submitted to the County before 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019.  A determination will be based on evidence of a vacancy provided by the property owner, January 1, 2018 through and including December 31, 2018.

The following information must be given to be considered eligible for a vacancy reimbursement:

•             Applicant must be the owner of the property

•             Applicant shall complete the application in full

•             Applicant shall provide proof that the tax bill was paid in full prior to April 30th.

•             Applicant shall provide proof of non-occupancy in the form of minimal usage utility bills, January 1st through December 31st

•             Application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in person or by mail. No applications submitted by email will be considered. The property owner must be able to provide the Alternate Key (AK) number when completing the application and signature is required.

The application form is available at Citrus County Resources Center, Lecanto Government Building, the Citrus County Courthouse (Inverness) Administration Office 2nd floor, and on the following website: https://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm

Send completed application together with supporting documentation to:

Citrus County Land Section

Solid Waste MSBU

3600 West Sovereign Path Suite 205

Lecanto, FL 34461

For any questions, please call Citrus County Land Section at 352-527-5458.

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization to meet in May

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida.

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

•             Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)/State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendment

•             FY 2018/19-FY 2019/20 Unified Work Program (UPWP) Amendment including annual MPO/FDOT Joint Certification

•             2019 Public Transportation Grant Agreement and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for 5305(d)

•             2019 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Annual Certifications and Assurances

•             G0D90 and G0T22 Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) Extensions

•             Reclassification of Administrative Assistant position

•             Summary from MPO meeting on March 19, 2019

•             Request to FDOT to install a right turn lane on US 19 and Hexam Road

Approximately one week prior to the meeting the meeting agenda may be viewed online at:  www.hernandocounty.us and/or www.hernandocounty.us/hernandocitrusmpo.

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013, or email mpo@hernandocounty.us

Open House for Garcia Point Sewer Project Announced

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Citrus County Utility Planning and Engineering Division will be hosting a Garcia Point Sewer Project Open House on May 15, 2019, from 7:00pm and 9:00pm. The open house will be held at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (Florida Room), located at 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa FL 34446.

This meeting will offer citizens the opportunity to gather information regarding the upcoming sewer project to serve the homes located on Garcia Point by visiting stations/tables that focus on different aspects of the project. During the Open House, citizens will have the opportunity to discuss the project timeline, communication during construction and costs associated with this project. The proposed project limits include W. Gregory Court, W. Cap Lane, W. Gingerly Path, W Silk Oak Path, S. Island Drive, W. Island Court and a select number of properties on S. Garcia Point.

The primary goal of this project is to improve water quality on the Homosassa River and Spring by providing sanitary sewer service to areas adjacent to Garcia Point. Aging septic tanks currently serving this area have been identified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) as a major contributor of deteriorating water quality in the Homosassa Springshed and may also adversely impact the quality of private drinking water wells.

Project development costs, along with other costs associated with connecting to the centralized waste water system will also be presented at the open house. For residents living on privately owned roads, a representative from the County Land Section will be available to answer questions regarding easements as well as provide notary service to complete the documents 

As the project moves forward, the County has identified the importance of communicating the project’s progress to the residents and will make this effort a top priority. The County will provide on-site project signage as well as weekly email updates to push the information out to the residents on a regular basis throughout the entire project. If you would like to be included on the informational email list, there will be a sign-up sheet available at the Open House.

If you have questions regarding the Open House phone, 352-527-7649 or e-mail jeanette.smith@citrusbocc.com

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