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Landfill Hours for MLK Day

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

The Citrus County Central Landfill will close early at 2:30p.m on Monday January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Administrative Office will be closed Monday, January 16th.  We will open for regular business on Tuesday, January 17th. 

For more information on landfill hours, call 352-527-7670 during office hours or visit the County’s web site at http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm.  

Commissioner Coleman to Hold Town Hall Meeting in February

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

Citrus County Commissioner Brian Coleman announced he 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.

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to Meet

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

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 17th, at 5:00 pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court Café Room 121 Lecanto, Florida.

Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 527-7520.

Any person who requires a special accommodation (ADA) must provide at least 72 hours’ notice.

Si necesita un traductor de español por favor haga arreglos con el Condado dentro de dos días de la notificación de la publicación 352-527-5370.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Governing Body with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to provide that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based (Section 286.001, Florida Statute) 

MPO Technical Advisory Committee to Meet

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

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:  Annual 2017 Election of Officers, and Draft Congestion Management Process (CMP).

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

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, ext. 28013 or email stevend@hernandocounty.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 American with Disabilities Act or persons who require special translation services (free of charge) should contact the County Administrator’s Office, Lecanto Government Building, Room 267, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL, 34461, (352) 527-5214, TTY (352) 527-5312 at least two (2) days before the meeting.

Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet

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

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:  Annual 2017 Election of Officers, and Draft Congestion Management Process (CMP).

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

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, ext. 28013 or email stevend@hernandocounty.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 special translation services (free of charge) should contact Tina Duenninger, County Administration, 20 North Main Street, Room 263, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 540-6452, no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings.  If hearing impaired, please call 1-800-676-3777 for assistance.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee to Meet

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:  2017 Annual Election of Officers, Amended FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Priority Lists, and Hernando/Citrus Draft Greenways and Trails Master Plan.

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

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 20 North Main Street, Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, ext. 28013 or email stevend@hernandocounty.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, Lecanto Government Building, Room 267, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL, 34661, (352) 527-5214, TTY (352) 527-5312 at least two (2) days before the meeting.

Solid Waste MSBU Applications

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

County accepting applications for annual vacancy reimbursement for the Residential Solid Waste MSBU

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 July 1st.  A determination will be based on evidence of a vacancy provided by the property owner, January 1, 2016 through and including December 31, 2016.

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 June 30th.

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, Citrus County Courthouse Administration Office 2nd floor, and on the following website: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/engineering/land/land-section.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.

County Accepting Applications

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

County accepting applications for Mobile Home Park or RV park vacancy adjustment for Fire Protection Assessment

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 on or before May 1st. 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 or RV park that were vacant between January 1, 2016 through and including December 31, 2016.

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.

The application form is available at Citrus County Resources Center, Lecanto Government Building, Citrus County Courthouse Administration Office 2nd floor, and on the following websites: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/engineering/land/land-section.htm and www.sheriffcitrus.org

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

Fire Protection Assessment

3600 West Sovereign Path Suite 205

Lecanto, FL 34461

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

Poster Contest to Students

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

Citrus County Utilities is seeking student participation in the 2017 “Drop Savers” poster contest.  Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water-saving idea, in slogan form, drawing form, or both.  Posters must focus on reducing water use, encouraging water saving behaviors and other water–saving ideas. 

A twenty-five dollar cash prize will be awarded to the county-wide first place winners in each of the six divisions.  Posters will be judged by grade level as follows: Division 1- kindergarten and first grades; Division 2 - second and third grades; Division 3 - fourth and fifth grades; Division 4 - sixth, seventh and eighth grades; Division 5 - ninth through twelfth grades.  A fifty dollar cash prize will be awarded to each division winner’s school to be used for art supplies, as well as a plaque.

Applications and posters must be received by 5 p.m. on February 24, 2017.  Mail or deliver submissions to 3600 W Sovereign Path, Suite 202, Lecanto, FL 34461.  For an application and contest guidelines call (352) 527-7684 or visit:

http://www.citrusbocc.com/waterres/conservation/youth/drop-savers/drop-savers.htm .  

The Citrus County Utilities poster contest is part of the annual Citrus 20/20 Save Our Waters Week campaign and the Florida Section of American Water Works Association state-wide Drop Savers poster contest.  

Citrus County Veterans Service Recognized by Congressman Nugent

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

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Citrus County Veterans Service Recognized by Congressman Nugent

Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent presented the Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster, on behalf of the congressman, a Certificate of Appreciation, on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. The certificate is to recognize the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County.

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