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Lead-Based Paint ACM Testing Request for Quotes

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

Citrus County Housing Services Division is requesting quotes from Certified EPA Lead-Based Testing/Abatement Companies for testing on residential housing units to be rehabilitated under the Citrus County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The selection will be on the basis of unit prices, with unit sizes ranging from 800SF-2,000SF (plus or minus), and the ability to perform the services in a professional and timely manner.

The County is requesting the following services:                                                                                                                

     1.  Lead-Based Paint testing for units built prior to 1978

     2.  Lead-Based paint detailed inspection report with Risk Assessment and   

          Abatement Recommendations

     3.  ACM testing for units to be demolished

     4.  ACM detailed Inspection report with Risk Assessment and Abatement   


All quotes must be shown on a per unit basis and should hold true for all subsequent units in future projects should your firm be chosen through this RFQ process.

Please submit all quotes by email to or by fax 1-352-527-7521 to the Housing Services Division, attention Genesis Chagnon.  All RFQ’s are due on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director at 352-527-7528.

BOCC Chairman Scott Carnahan to hold Town Hall Meeting in Homosassa

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

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman, Scott Carnahan, will be holding a Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 6 for the general public to attend. The meeting will be held at the Homosassa Library, located at 4100 Grandmarch Avenue in Homosassa, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

“Town Hall meetings are an informal opportunity to listen to what’s on the minds of Citrus County residents.” said Carnahan. “I invite anyone with a question or an item that is important to them to attend this meeting.”

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

Free Square Dancing Offered in March and April

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

Join us for some good old fashion Square Dancing every Thursday in March and April at Central Citrus Community Center.

Wes St. Onge is the caller and the dancing begins at 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome.  There is no charge, just join us and have some fun.   If you do not dance, you can come and enjoy the music and watch the dancing.   If you need to learn the dances, help will be available. 

Central Citrus Community Center is located in the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida.  Please call (353)527-5993 for more information.

Community Center Garage Sale to be Held

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

The Friends of the Community Centers are having their first annual Yard Sale at Central Citrus Community Center, for the week of March 20, 2017 to March 24, 2017.  The sale will be open each day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donations for the sale are being accepted now at the Central Citrus Community Center, located in the Citrus County Resource Center, 2084 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL. 

The proceeds of the sale will help the “Friends” to enhance the Community Centers in Citrus County.

For more information please call (352) 527-5993.

Two Free Techno Fairs to be Offered in March

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

Learn More About Your Apple Devices. Do you have a smart phone or electronic device that leaves you feeling “not so smart”?  Here is your chance to get free help!  Kelly Desroches, and his associates from Sprint will be at:

West Citrus Community Center on

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8940 W. Veterans Drive, Homosassa, FL, for more information please call (352) 527-3831

Central Citrus Community Center on

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, for more information please call (353)527-5993

Mr. Desroches and his associates will help owners of Apple Devices, iphones, ipads and other devices; learn the basic fundamentals of their devices.  The class will help attendees be more proficient with their phones or tablets.  There will also be a chance for questions about specific functions.  The event is free!  You don’t have to be a Sprint customer, there will be no soliciting and devices with other carriers are welcome.

4-H Shooting Competes at State Level

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

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On Saturday, March 4th members of the Citrus County Shooting Sports 4-H Team competed at the State Air Rifle Match in Hernando County.

Jackson Jones Intermediate Individual 4th place Overall.

Brandon Smoczynski Intermediate Individual 1st place Overall.

Randal Smoczynski Intermediate Individual 3rd place Overall.

Amanda Schnettler Senior Individual 4th place Overall and she has earned a spot at the National Competition, June 2017 in Nebraska.

Jackson, Randal, and Brandon also competed as a team and brought home 1st place Overall.


All Lanes Now Open at US 19 Intersection at Grover Cleveland; Portion of Homosassa Trail Closed

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

Underground repairs were completed Thursday afternoon, March 9, at the US 19 and W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard intersection, allowing all lanes to be reopened on the east side of US 19.

Friday morning, March 10, underground work began at the US 19 and W. Homosassa Trail intersection. To perform the work, the east side of Homosassa Trail has been closed and traffic is reduced to one lane on westbound Homosassa Trail approaching US 19 (the westbound left turn lane was expected to be opened before noon on March 10).

The contractor plans to reopen the lanes this evening; if the underground work is not complete at that time, the east side of the intersection may close again Monday morning, March 13.


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