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Accepting Applications for Vacancy on Water & Wastewater Authority

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Water & Wastewater Authority

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for one Alternate Member for a term ending January 31, 2021, 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. 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 on the basis of individual civic pride and integrity. Although experience in any area of relevant utility service and management, rate making, utility regulation or other endeavors is not required, applicants for the lay member position may be appointed from 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 December 20, 2019.   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.

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization to meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, FL, 34461.

Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to:

•             2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – Adoption

•             Consultant Work Scope – Traffic Count Program

•             Citrus Traffic Counts

•             Committee Appointments

•             Federal Transit Authority (FTA) 5305 (d) Allocation for FY 2020, UPWP Amendment, TIP Modification

Approximately one week prior to the meeting the meeting agenda may be viewed online at:  www.hernandocounty.us and/or http://www.hernandocounty.us/hernandocitrusmpo

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013, or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Seeking applications for member positions on the Historical Resources Advisory Board (HRAB)

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Historical Resources Advisory Board (HRAB)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for the Historical Resources Advisory Board.  Historical Resources Advisory Board is seeking two qualified regular members to complete two-year terms that will expire on January 31, 2022.

Eligible applicants must reside full time and own property within Citrus County.

The Historical Resources Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of every other month at 4:00 pm at the Lecanto Government Building, located at 3600 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto. The purpose of this board is protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of improvements or sites of special character or special architectural, archeological or historic interest or value is in the interest and general welfare of the public.

Applications are due by December 31, 2019 and can be accessed at:

https://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/advisory-board-application.pdf

Completed applications should be sent to Citrus County Administration, 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto, FL 34461. 

Seeking applications for member positions on the Code Review & Appeals Board (CRAB)

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Code Review & Appeals Board (CRAB)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for the Code Review and Appeals Board.  Code Review and Appeals Board is seeking three qualified regular members to complete four-year terms that will expire on January 31, 2024.

Eligible applicants must reside full time and own property within Citrus County.

The Code Review & Appeals Board is required to meet at a minimum once per year and may meet on an as-needed basis at the Lecanto Government Building, located at 3600 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto. The Code Review and Appeals Board reviews any locally proposed technical amendments to building standards or regulations and makes recommendations to the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.  It also hears appeals of code interpretations and makes decisions on variations and modifications concerning technical codes and standards.  It makes recommendations to the BOCC on changes to Article II, Chapter 18 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances.

Applications are due by December 31, 2019 and can be accessed at:

https://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/advisory-board-application.pdf

Completed applications should be sent to Citrus County Administration, 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Long Range Transportation Plan to be discussed at next Hernando Citrus MPO meeting

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, FL, 34461.

Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to:

•           2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – Review Adoption Package/Cost Feasible Plan

•           Consultant Work Scope – Traffic Count Program

•           Travel Policy

•           2020 Annual Meeting Calendar

Approximately one week prior to the meeting the meeting agenda may be viewed online at:  www.hernandocounty.us and/or http://www.hernandocounty.us/hernandocitrusmpo

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013, or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

The Downtown Depot District by the City of Inverness

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

There have been a lot of changes happening in downtown Inverness. If you are curious about learning more about the construction downtown, please join us on Monday, November 25th at 1pm at the Lakes Region Library in Inverness as City Manager Frank DiGiovanni discusses the recent changes to Liberty and Wallace Brooks Parks and the vision and goals behind the new Depot District.

Spring 2020 Citizens’ Academy Registration Opens

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The 2020 Spring Citrus County Citizens Academy registration has opened. If you are interested in the workings of local government then this program is for you. Have you ever been to jail? You will if you spend Thursdays this spring with facilitator Doug Wright touring Citrus County learning more about the many facets of local government.

The Spring Citrus County Citizens’ Academy will run Thursdays, February 27, through May 28, 2020 and is a free, interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the County’s governmental operations. Elected officials, Constitutional Officers, Department Directors and county staff host unique and informative sessions designed to give a hands-on inside look into county government operations. 

Participants learn about our local government, the community in which we live, and at the end of the twelve sessions, have made new friends, and most of all gained knowledge to be great ambassadors within our community.

For more information on the Citizens’ Academy program or to register for Spring 2020 please contact Doug Wright at: douglas.wright@citrusbocc.com or visit https://www.citrusbocc.com/commserv/citz-academy/citizen-academy.htm .

Suncoast Parkway 2 Construction and Lane Closure Updates

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Florida Turnpike is advising motorists of construction along with lane closures:


Eastbound and westbound US 98 in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Long-term single lane closures. One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic.


W. Oak Park Boulevard/CR 480 in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Possible daytime intermittent single lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, and daily through Friday, November 22.


W. Cardinal Street in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Possible daytime intermittent single lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, and daily through Friday, November 22.

Possible overnight flagging operation, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, November 17, and nightly through Friday, November 22.


W. Glen Street in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Possible daytime intermittent single lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, and daily through Friday, November 22.


Grover Cleveland Boulevard in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Possible daytime intermittent single lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, and daily through Friday, November 22.


Homosassa Trail/CR 490 in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway

Possible daytime intermittent single lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, and daily through Friday, November 22.


S. Sunnyview Point at W. Cardinal Street

Long-term closure

Detour information:

S. Sunnyview Point traffic wishing to access W. Cardinal Street will be directed to travel west on Access Road F to S. Frank Meyer Point, travel north on S. Frank Meyer Point to the W. Cardinal Street diversion road and travel west on the diversion road to access W. Cardinal Street. 


S. Corbett Avenue at W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard

Long-term closure

Detour information:

W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard traffic wishing to access S. Corbett Avenue will be directed to continue east on W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard to Lecanto Highway/CR 491, travel south on Lecanto Highway/CR 491 to S. Leisure Boulevard, travel south on S. Leisure Boulevard to W. Whippoorwill Street and travel west on W. Whippoorwill Street to access S. Corbett Avenue.

S. Corbett Avenue traffic wishing to access W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard will be directed to travel east on W. Whippoorwill Street to S. Leisure Boulevard, travel north on S. Leisure Boulevard to S. Lecanto Highway and travel west on S. Lecanto Highway/CR 491 to access W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard.


W. Whippoorwill Street

Intermittent flagging operations.

W. Oaklawn Street between S. Red Wing Avenue and S. Hardwood Terrace at Suncoast Parkway

Permanent closure of the section pertaining to the job limits.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Florida’s Turnpike is constructing the Suncoast Parkway 2, a four-lane toll facility that extends the existing Suncoast Parkway northward for 13 miles from US 98, in Hernando County, to SR 44, in Citrus County. The project includes constructing full interchanges at US 98 and W. Cardinal Street and a partial interchange at SR 44, one wildlife crossing and four wildlife culverts, 15 new bridges, and related drainage, lighting, highway signing, traffic signalization, guardrail and sidewalk. The Suncoast Trail, part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System, will also be extended from US 98 to SR 44, with a pedestrian overpass constructed over US 98. The cost for this project is approximately $135 million and it is expected to be completed in 2022.


The Suncoast Trail, part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System, will also be extended from US 98 to SR 44, with a pedestrian overpass constructed over US 98. The cost for this project is approximately $135 million and it is expected to be completed in 2022. 


Renovations of Boat Ramp to Take Place in December

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Renovations of the boat dock at MacRae’s boat ramp, located at 5290 S Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448 will commence on December 9 with completion set for December 22, 2019.  During this project, the ramp will be closed for public safety. 

Contractor American Marine will be carrying out the work, which includes encasing the dock pilings in concrete, replacing the support structure and replacing wood decking with composite. The $42,875 project cost is funded by Boater Improvement funds.

This project is part of a continued effort to maintain and improve county boat ramps. The Fort Island Trail Park ramp renovation project was completed in November 2019. There continues to be no charge to use Citrus County boat ramps and parking facilities.

Riverside Resort’s launch at 5297 S Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448 is a privately owned alternative while the county ramp is closed. There is a charge of $10 to launch which includes parking. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Citrus County Parks and Recreation office at (352)527-7540. 

W Riverwood Dr in Crystal Manor Remains Closed

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

W Riverwood Dr in Crystal Manor remains closed for repairs.

A detour will direct motorists from W Riverwood Dr to W Cockscomb Dr, south on N Daylily Terrace to W Acacia Dr, and then back to W Riverwood Dr.

Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area. If you have any questions, you may reach the Road Maintenance Office at 527-7610.

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