News and Announcements

BOCC Proclaims National Children's Dental Health Month in Citrus County

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

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County and dental team

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 14, 2017 proclaiming the month of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Good health can be achieved in part through good dental habits and attitudes established early and reinforced to maintain good oral health throughout life. By participating in the annual celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, members of the dental team, parents, teachers and others in the community can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes February, 2017 as National Children’s Dental Health Month in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

BOCC Recognizes Tourism Development Council Member

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

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The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with Mr. Frank Peters

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a certificate of appreciation to Mr. Frank Peters outgoing member of the Tourist Development Council at their regular meeting on February 14, 2017. Mr. Peters was honored for his service to the county during his tenure on the Tourist Development Council and for his many years of generous contributions to both Floral City and Citrus County.

BOCC Proclaims Through with Chew Week

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

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida and Florida Department of Health in Citrus County

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 14, 2017 proclaiming the week of February 19 through 25, 2017 as Through with Chew Week.

Using smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence; smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence. Smokeless tobacco users have an 80 percent higher risk of oral cancer. Youth use of smokeless tobacco has fluctuated but has not decreased compared to a decade ago. Many of the highest youth smokeless tobacco use rates are in rural areas. Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way can double a tobacco users chances of successfully quitting.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes February 19 through 25, 2017 as Through with Chew Week in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

BOCC Proclaims YMCA Youth in Government Week

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

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Citrus County YMCA Youth in Government program

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 14, 2017 proclaiming the week of February 20 through 24, 2017 as YMCA Youth in Government Week.

Citrus County YMCA stands firmly committed to promoting and inspiring the next generation of citizen servant leaders through experiential learning with the YMCA’s Youth in Government program. The Youth in Government delegates learn the inner workings of state and local government, which helps to guide and inspire them in their future goals and career paths. Hands-on leadership development and civic programs engage the minds and lives of our junior citizens while they learn to debate ideas, not people, with the ultimate goal of building a strong community.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes February 20 through 24, 2017 as YMCA Youth in Government Week in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

Citrus County Transit Interconnects with the Crystal River Trolley Hub

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

Citrus County Transit Service would like to remind everyone that the Orange Line picks up and drops off multiple times during daytime hours, Monday through Friday at Crystal River City Hall on Route 19, which is the 2017 designated Trolley Hub.

The Crystal River Orange Line has multiple scheduled stops that would be of interest to visitors and residents including the Crystal River Mall/Movie Theatre. Riders can also request a deviated drop off along the route.

All Orange Line buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA, wheelchair accessible. For additional information please call Citrus County Transit at 352-527-7630.

Commissioner Coleman to Hold Town Hall in Inverness Monday

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

Citrus County Commissioner Brian Coleman will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017 for the general public to attend. The meeting will be held at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 2nd floor, One Courthouse Square, Inverness, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

“This will be an informal meeting to receive ideas, listen to issues and concerns from the community, and to explore ways to resolve problems.” explained Commissioner Coleman 

For more information, please call Public Information Officer Cynthia Oswald at (352) 527-5484.

March 1 is the Deadline for 2017 Exemptions and Classifications

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Kevin Mims       Year: 2017

The 2017 deadline is just two weeks away for filing of homestead and other exemptions and classifications. Applications may either be hand delivered or mailed and postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 1st. For eligibility, a complete application with all supporting documentation is required. This deadline applies to:

• Homestead Exemption

• Widow/Widower Exemption

• All Veterans Disability Exemptions

• Deployed Military Exemption for duty in specified active war zones during 2014

• Eligible Citizens Physical Disability Exemptions

• Portability Applications

• Agricultural or Conservation Classification

• Conservation in Perpetuity Exemption

• Institutional, Education, Religious or Charitable Exemptions

Property owners with an existing exemption or classification should have received their annual renewal postcard during January 2017. Assuming there are no changes in ownership or other status affecting the exemption or classification, renewal is automatic. A new application is required if you have bought a new home and/or moved, or made any changes in the title to your home. Contact this office if unsure.

Filings after March 1st, 2017 are considered late and will be considered for the 2018 tax roll. For good cause and upon request, late filings may be eligible for consideration at the discretion of the Property Appraiser. The Property Appraiser’s website www.citruspa.org provides explanations of eligibility and what documentation is required to file the application. The customer service staff is always available to answer questions in both offices. In Inverness please call (352) 341-6600 (Courthouse Annex Building), in Crystal River please call (352) 564-7130 (West Citrus Center). Applications may be mailed to either location.

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13th Annual Kid's Fishing Clinic February 25

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

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, appreciation for our marine environment and a fun family outing are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Citrus County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) present a FREE Kids’ Fishing Clinic for pre-registered children between the ages of 5 and 15 on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Classes are available every 10 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The clinic will be held at the Fort Island Trail Park.  Because space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Citrus County Parks and Recreation at (352) 527-7540 or visiting our website www.citruscountyparks.com.

This free clinic enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  In addition, environmental displays will provide participants with a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand.  The main objective is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. This event is a catch-and-release activity, and all participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Individuals or companies interested in helping to sponsor this event or volunteer at the clinic should contact Citrus County Parks and Recreation at (352) 527-7540.

Commissioner Carnahan Holds Floral City Town Hall Meeting

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

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Commissioner Scott Carnahan holds Town Hall Meeting at Floral City Library on Wednesday, February 8

Commissioner Carnahan Holds Community Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Scott Carnahan held a Town Hall Meeting at the Floral City Library on Wednesday, February 8. Citizens took advantage of the opportunity to chat with the commissioner and ask questions that were on their mind. Commissioner Carnahan’s next scheduled Town Hall event is Thursday, April 6, 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Homosassa Library, 4100 South Grandmarch Avenue, Homosassa. For more information call Public Information Officer Cynthia Oswald at 352-527-5484.

Commissioner Coleman to Hold Town Hall Meeting February 20

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

Citrus County Commissioner Brian Coleman will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 20th 2017 for the general public to attend. The meeting will be held at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 2nd floor, One Courthouse Square, Inverness, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

“This will be an informal meeting to receive ideas, listen to issues and concerns from the community, and to explore ways to resolve problems.” explained Commissioner Coleman.

For more information, please call Public Information Officer Cynthia Oswald at (352) 527-5484.

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