News and Announcements

Citrus County Utilities to Start Valve Maintenance Program

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Citrus County Utilities Division has contracted with R and M Service Solutions to perform valve maintenance throughout the service areas of Citrus County Utilities. The goal of valve maintenance is to improve system reliability and to increase the efficiency and productivity of the system. The contractor will begin work on Monday, July 6 and they will first be concentrating on the main corridors of the system. Work is conducted between the hours of 8:00 am through 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and will continue over the next few months.

Customers within these service areas may observe minor pressure fluctuations and/or discolored or cloudy water. This is a common occurrence with valve maintenance and does not present a public health risk. In most instances, these conditions clear up quickly, however running water through all the faucets in your home for several minutes is recommended and should produce clear water again.

If you continue to have discolored water after flushing your faucets thoroughly or have any questions please call Citrus County Utilities at 527-7653, after hours at 727-497-5319, or please visit http://www.citrusbocc.com/waterres/utilities/utilities.htm

Veterans Services Officer Available at Homosassa Library

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Citrus County Veterans Service Department has announced effective July 16, 2015 they will have  a Veteran Service Officer available the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 PM at the Homosassa Library, located at 4100 S. Grandmarch Avenue in Homosassa.

To schedule an appointment, please call 352-527-5915.

Tai Chi classes Offered at Community Center

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Central Citrus Community Center in Lecanto is offering a Basic Introduction to Tai Chi class starting Wednesday, July 10. The one hour class will run each Friday starting at 10:00 am and the instructor will be John Read. The classes are geared towards those who have never tried Tai Chi and are interested in learning the Yang/Taoist styles. This class will teach participants basic stances and movements.

Class size is limited. Please contact the Kris at the Central Citrus Community Center at 527-5993 to register.

Two Free Florida-Friendly Gardening Workshops in July

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Responsible Pest Management

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 14, 2015 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.

Fertilize Appropriately

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 28, 2015 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Fertilization of your lawn and landscape can be complicated.  Using several steps including soil testing, when and how to apply fertilizers and effective irrigation practices after application are essential to proper fertilization practices. This program will discuss proper Florida Friendly fertilization practices developed by the University of Florida. 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.

Citrus County’s Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is a public education and outreach program of the University of Florida funded by Citrus County Utilities.  Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices to produce a beautiful landscape.  For more information about Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ visit, www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/waterres/conservation/conservation.htm

Independence Day Adoption Specials at Animal Services

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP) and Village Toyota of Crystal River are sponsoring adoption specials on Independence Day weekend. Dogs that have been at the shelter less than 30 days are $10, cats less than 30 days are $5. Adoption fees will be waived for any animal that has been at the shelter for more than 30 days. We encourage the public to visit the shelter, located at 4030 S. Airport Road in Inverness, from 10 am to 4 pm to pick out a shelter animal to adopt.

Please call Animal Services for more information at 746-8400, or visit our website at www.citruscritters.com

County Offices Closed for Independence Day Holiday

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Citrus County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.

The county landfill will be open on Friday, July 3 from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and closed on Independence Day. There will be no Household Hazardous Waste drop offs on Friday and the Administration Office will be closed.

All library branches will be open regular business hours on Saturday, July 4, but will be closed on Friday, July 3.

All Community Buildings will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parks and Boat Ramps will be open for public use, but will be heavily congested due to scallop season.  Bicentennial Pool will be open until 6:00 pm on July 3 and July 4. The hours for Bicentennial Pool on Sunday, July 5 will be 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Central Ridge Pool is closed for construction.

Animal Shelter will be closed on Friday, July 3, but open normal business hours on Independence Day. 

Bird Trail at Landfill Closed

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Bird Trail at the Citrus County Landfill will be closed from July 6 through July 15.

Please contact Solid Waste Management at 352-527-7670 for any questions.

Summer Concert Series Continues at Old Courthouse

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Summer Concert Series, presented by the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council, continues in July featuring Modulus on Thursday, July 16 at the Historic Courthouse.

Modulus’s (https://www.facebook.com/ModulusBand) genre is billed as classic to modern rock.  This group is comprised of Bobbi Faulkner, vocals, James Faulkner, Jr., rhythm guitar, Jim Faulkner, drums, Steve Billington, lead guitar, Mark Davis, bass, and Larry Kish, keyboard. This high-energy pop/rock band is a favorite in Central Florida.  Doors open at 6:00, and the price is $10.

If you enjoyed the winter concert series, let the entertainment continue throughout the summer.  Call the museum at the historic Courthouse at 341-6428 to help support the culture and the arts in the community.

Emergency Meeting Scheduled for Transportation disadvantaged Coordinating Board

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

An emergency meeting of the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board has been scheduled for this Friday, June 19 at 11 am. This meeting will be held at the Citrus County Transit Building Conference Room, located at 1300 S. Lecanto Hwy in Lecanto. The meeting is being called to approve the bylaws and grievance procedures. For more information, please contact 527-7630.

Hernando/Citrus MPO to Hold Public Hearing on June 25

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 25, beginning at 1:00 p.m., in the Lecanto Government Building, Multi-purpose Room 166, located at 3600 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto.

The MPO will conduct public hearings for the review and approval of an amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the review and adoption of the FY 2015/16 – 2019/20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the review and approval of the FY 2017-2021 List of Priority Projects (LOPP).

Additional items scheduled on the agenda include approval of: the Consultant Work Scope D Amendment, General Planning Consultant (GPC) Contracts with Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc. and Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., Consultant Work Scope - Good Neighbor Trail Extension Feasibility Study, a TIP/STIP Amendment (Deltona Blvd sidewalk), a Resolution Supporting the Hernando County Transportation Disadvantaged Planning Grant Agreement for FY 2015/16, the MPO Executive Director Four-Month Review, and a presentation by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise regarding the Suncoast Parkway 2 Project.

Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the meeting agenda may be viewed online at www.hernandocounty.us and www.HernandoCitrusMPO.us.

The public is encouraged to attend. Any questions concerning this public hearing/meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, or email dennisd@hernandocounty.us.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization with regard to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, said person will need a record of the proceeding, and that, for such purpose, said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, s. 286.0105, F.S.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the County Administrator’s Office, Lecanto Government Building, Room 267, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL 34461, (352) 527-5214, TTY (352) 527-5312 at least two days before the meeting.

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