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REVISED:Lecanto Veterans Clinic Will Administer DAV Van Schedule

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Effective February 1, 2015, the scheduling of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) vans to the Gainesville VA Medical Center and the Villages VA Clinic will be administered through the Lecanto Veterans Clinic. The new number to call will be 352-746-8005. The pick-up times and locations will be remain the same. Citrus County Transit will still continue to provide transportation on the first Wednesday and the third Thursdays of the month. For questions regarding this service, please contact Angela Lennon or Robert Bruno at the Lecanto Veterans Clinic at 352-746-8005. To contact Citrus County Transit, please call 352-527-7630.

Hernando/Citrus MPO committee to Hold Public Meeting on February 4

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, February 4 beginning at 1:00 p.m., in the Citrus County Transit Center, 1300 S. Lecanto Hwy in Lecanto.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting include the annual election of CAC officers, appointment of TBARTA CAC representative, review of the conceptual FY 2016/17 – 2020/21 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Priority Lists for Citrus and Hernando Counties, and an update on the 2040 Long Range Transportation (LRTP) Amendment.

All meetings are open to the public. Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, MPO Coordinator, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, or email mpo@hernandocounty.us. The meeting agenda will be published approximately one week prior to the meeting date at www.HernandoCitrusMPO.us.

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, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450, (352) 341-6560, TTY (352) 341-6580 at least two days before the meeting.

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in February

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Edible Vegetable Harvest

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is offering a free gardening workshop on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Planting a vegetable garden in Florida is all about timing and technique. Pick fruits and vegetables you like. Plant a manageable quantity of materials. Consider the season and install your garden using methods you can maintain and successfully manage. 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.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Primer

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is offering a free gardening workshop on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Follow the Florida-friendly roadmap to create a sustainable and attractive landscape. Stops along the way include appropriate irrigation, proper fertilization and responsible pest management practices. Horticultural practices like these are always included when describing the 9 basic principles. How to apply these principles when designing, installing and maintaining your landscape is the topic of discussion. Evaluate the site, envision your garden plan and apply these successful irrigation and gardening practices when creating sustainable landscapes. 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

Lecanto Veterans Clinic Will Administer DAV Van Schedule

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Effective February 1, 2015, the scheduling of the DAV vans to the Gainesville VA Medical Center and the Villages VA Clinic will be administered through the Lecanto Veterans Clinic.  The new number to call will be 352-746-8005. The pick-up times and locations will be remain the same. Citrus County Transit will still continue to provide transportation on the first Wednesday and the third Thursdays of the month. For questions regarding this service, please contact Angela Lennon or Robert Bruno at the Lecanto Veterans Clinic at 352-746-8005. To contact Citrus County Transit, please call 352-746-7630.

Water & Wastewater Authority to Meet February 2

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Citrus County Water and Wastewater Authority will meet on Monday, February 2 at 1:00 pm in the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166 in Lecanto. Agenda items at this meeting include an update on Special Master for the WellAqua Company and a customer complaint summary.

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, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450, or call (352) 341-6563, at least one week before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please use TDD telephone (352) 341-6580.

The Citrus County Water and Wastewater Authority is a board of appointees that provides for the regulation of private water, bulk water, and wastewater utilities in the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. For more information, call 352-341-6563 or visit

www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commissioners/advboards/wwa/wwa.htm

Senior Fraud Protection Class Scheduled for February 17

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Citrus County Parks & Recreation Department is hosting “Tuesday Tea & Talk” on Tuesday, February 17 to provide education on scams targeting senior citizens and information on investment fraud. This information is being provided by the Seniors vs. Crime program volunteers through the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. The class will start at 10 am at the Central Ridge Community Center, located at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Parks & Recreation at 527-7549 for further information.

Special BOCC Budget Meeting Scheduled for February 10

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Board of County Commissioners will be meeting Tuesday, February 10 at 10 am at the Citrus County Courthouse, Room 100, in Inverness to provide direction for budget development.

County Administrator Randy Oliver and staff will make a presentation, followed by Board discussion. Open to the Public will be conducted.

The agenda and back-up materials will be available at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us the Friday before the meeting. The meeting can be viewed live online in a small digital format at http://citruscountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx. The meeting is also televised live on cable TV on Channel 622 on Bright House and Channel 71 on Comcast.

The regularly scheduled BOCC meeting will begin at 1 pm at the Citrus County Courthouse in Room 100.

Count Accepting Applications for Mobile Home Park or RV Park vacancy Adjustment for Fire Protection Assessment

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

In accordance with Resolution 2013-115 Section 5, each owner of mobile home park or recreational vehicle (RV) park property will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the vacancy rate in space occupancy within such property and receive a vacancy adjustment to the Fire Protection Assessments that was approved on July 23, 2013.

Applications are now available and can be submitted to the County and a determination will be based on evidence of a vacancy rate provided by the property owner. The vacancy rate shall be defined as the percentage of available spaces within a mobile home park or RV park that were vacant between January 1, 2014 through and including December 31, 2014.

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

· Applicant must be the owner of the property

· Applicant shall complete the application in full, including the vacancy rate calculation (formula provided on application)

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 Tax Parcel ID number when completing the application and signature is required. Copies of originals are encouraged and accepted. No documents will be returned.

The application form is available at Citrus County Resource Center, Lecanto Government Building, Citrus County Courthouse Administration Office 2nd floor, the Property Appraiser’s Office, the Tax Collector’s Office and on the following websites: www.bocc.citrus.fl.us at http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/pubworks/engineering/land/land  section.htm and www.sheriffcitrus.org

Send completed application together with supporting documentation to:
Citrus County Land Section

Attn: Citrus County Fire Protection Assessment
3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 205

Lecanto, FL 34461


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

Hernando/Citrus MPO Committee to hold Public Meeting on January 22

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) of the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, January 22, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Citrus County Transit Center, located at 1300 S. Lecanto Hwy in Lecanto.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting include a review of the Conceptual FY 2016/17 – 2020/21 Transportation Alternatives Priority Lists for Citrus and Hernando Counties and updates on the Regional Multi-Use Trail, Good Neighbor Trail and Coast to Coast Trail.

All meetings are open to the public.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, Transportation Planner II, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, or email StevenD@hernandocounty.us.  The meeting agenda will be published approximately one week prior to the meeting date at www.HernandoCitrusMPO.us

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, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450, (352) 341-6560, TTY (352) 341-6580 at least two days before the meeting.




County Offices Closed to Observe MLK Holiday

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher

Citrus County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The county landfill will be open from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on January 19, but Administrative Offices will be closed.

Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 19.

All Community buildings will be closed on January 19. Boat ramps and parks will be open for public use and Bicentennial Pool will be open until 4:00 pm.

Animal Services will be closed on Monday, but will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

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