News and Announcements

Debris Removal Continues in Citrus County

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

Debris removal continues within Citrus County at a very manageable pace. There are approximately thirty collection vehicles working daily in Citrus County.

County Roads: The contractor is finishing efforts in the southeast quadrant of the County and will be moving into the northeast and southwest quadrants this week. This includes the neighborhoods north of Inverness including Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs (northeast), along with Old Homosassa (southwest), and then on to Sugarmill Woods.

Private Roads: County crews are continuing their efforts of debris collection on private roads in Citrus County. The southeast quadrant debris collection has been completed. Crews are currently working the northeast quadrant and the southwest quadrant. Private road debris collection is moving along rapidly with an estimated completion near the end of October.

To facilitate the cleanup, we are asking all citizens to follow these guidelines:

-There will be ONE residential debris pick up, which will take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

-Only storm generated natural vegetation will be collected.

-Please bring all storm generated natural vegetation to the curbside as quickly as possible.

-Do not place vegetative yard debris in plastic bags.

-Reduce tree limbs/trunks to “no longer” than 4’ in length.

-Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris around mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, next to fences, cars, telephone poles or under guide wires.

-Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris in the road.

-If you decide to perform your own cleanup and drive items to the landfill, you will be charged the normal prices.

-Storm related vegetative debris removed by contractors is not eligible for pick up.

-The debris pick up includes residential properties only. It does not include commercial and business properties.

13th Annual Healthy Living Fair

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

Join Citrus County Support Services on Friday, November 17, 2017 from noon to 2:30 p.m. for the 13th Annual Healthy Living Fair! Sponsors for our event are Citrus County Chronicle, Kindred at Home, Sunflower Springs Assisted Living/Superior Residences of Lecanto, Gardner Audiology, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, and United HealthCare Community Plan. The event takes place at the Citrus County Resource Center, located at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto.  Admission is free!  There will be over 60 vendors on site offering free information, health screenings, demonstrations, product sampling and door prizes.  The grand prize is a 32” Sanyo LED flat-screen television! Donated by Families Come First

Hamburger or Hotdog lunch will be available for sale on the patio.  The Circle of Friends Gift Shop will be offering a 10% discount on the day of the event, plan to start your holiday shopping with some of their unique gift items. 

Proceeds to benefit “No Seniors Left Waiting” Program.  For information or to be a vendor at our event, please call. 352-527-5975

Two Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers Now Open

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

Citrus County now has two Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists available to help people register for FEMA Individual Assistance. The Center locations are:

Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. 34461

Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, FL 34435

The Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Centers will be open from 8am to 6pm daily until Monday, October 16, 2017, at 6pm.  This includes Saturday and Sunday.Citizens may also go to www.disasterassistance.gov to register with FEMA for Individual Assistance. 

Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.   

The FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Specialists will continue to be in the county going door to door while Relief Centers are open. 

BOCC Proclaims Aware for Alzheimer's Week

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

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Left to Right: Nancy Suto, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office; Mary Blair Darling, Florida  Ombudsman Program; Linda Boles, Find M. Friends; Debbie Selsavage, Alzheimer’s Family Organization

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-22, 2017 as Citrus County Aware for Alzheimer’s Week.

Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia have become the health issue of our time. Alzheimer’s which is irreversible and currently incurable, afflicts 5 million Americans today. This figure is projected to grow to 16 million by 2050. It kills more than breast and prostate cancers combined.

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), is a non-profit that serves eight west-central Florida counties, including Citrus County. Its mission is to support Alzheimer’s caregivers with knowledge, resources and support.

Citrus County, with 35% of its population over the age of 65 (twice the State average), will be especially impacted by the growth of Alzheimer’s. Many parties are working to confront this problem, both at the level of medical research to find a cure for the future, and at the level of improved care for those living with dementia today.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the week of October 15-22, 2017 as “Aware for Alzheimer’s Week” in Citrus County.

BOCC Proclaims County Court Mediation Week

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

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Todd Tuzzolino, Chief Deputy Court Administrator for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; County Judge, Mark Yerman; Lynn Cummings, Mediation Services Coordinator; and Volunteer Citrus County Mediators

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the week of October 15-21, 2017 as Citrus County Court Mediation Week.

Citrus County has been a leader in recognizing and promoting mediation as an alternative to court ligation so that individuals, businesses and neighbors may effectively and efficiently resolve disputes. Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial, and informed method of conflict resolution that empowers individuals and businesses to develop solutions to disputes which are mutually agreeable and tailored to their particular needs.

Mediation is taught and practiced in many of our schools not only as a means of resolving individual disputes, but also as a means of achieving a more peaceful society. Community based mediation programs strengthen relationships among Citrus County citizens by assisting in the resolution of neighborhood and community conflicts.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the week of October 15-21, 2017 as “County Court Mediation Week” in Citrus County.

BOCC Proclaims the October 23 through 31 Red Ribbon

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

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with representatives of the local Anti-Drug Coalition

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming October 23 through 31 as Red Ribbon Week in Citrus County. The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides.

The goal of Red Ribbon Week, National Bullying Prevention Month, Unity Day, the Board of Commissioners, Street Team Citrus and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County is to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies and service organizations in all aspects of the campaign and establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education, and ongoing initiatives to prevent illegal drug use and bullying.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims October 2017 as National Bullying Prevention Month along with October 23 through 31 as “Red Ribbon Week” and encourages the residents of Citrus County to participate in drug prevention activities and bullying prevention activities, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long making a visible statement that we stand together, strongly committed to a drug-free/bullying free Citrus County.

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee to Meet

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

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee to meet


The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.


Items scheduled on the agenda include:

                •         FY 2019 – FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

                •         Dunnellon Trail Connector Update


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. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email dennisd@hernandocounty.us.


Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet

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

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee to meet

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:

                •             FY 2019 -  FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

                •             Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

The Hernando Citrus Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee to Meet

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

The Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include:

· FY 2019 – FY 2023 FDOT Tentative Five-Year Work Program

· Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Accepting Applications for a Vacancy on the Water & Wastewater Authority

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

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and wastewater utilities within the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. Current positions expire January 31, 2018. Applicants are required to be Citrus County residents and registered to vote in Citrus County

The authority consists of five members; three members are technical members and two members are lay members.  The lay member positions are appointed based on individual civic pride and integrity. Experience in any area of relevant utility service and management, rate making, utility regulation or other endeavors is required for Technical Members, but applicants for the alternate member position are not required to have the same area of expertise as technical members. The Water & Wastewater Authority meets quarterly at 1:00 pm. on the first Monday of February, May, August and November at the Lecanto Government Building in Lecanto. 

Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2017.   Applications which meet the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for evaluation, nomination and selection.  Applications can be found at http://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/advisory-board-application.pdf and completed applications should be sent to Citrus County Administration, 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto FL 34461.

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