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Citrus County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to meet in October

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

The Citrus County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 16, at 5:00 pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, 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.

Extension Service offers food safety training

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

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer.   

This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The ServSafe® Manager’s exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a National Certification that is good for five years.  Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and selected licenses of the Department of Health.

The next class will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Pre-registration of two weeks is required.  It will begin promptly at 8:30 am, and run approximately 8 hours, then participants will have a maximum of two hours to take the national certification exam.  There is no “test only” option.  Participants should bring valid picture identification with them, and a sack lunch. Training is held at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 3650 W Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto (from State Road 44, go south on County Road 491, turn west on Saunders Way, go one block, turn left onto Sovereign Path.  The Extension building is the first building on the right).  To register online: http://tinyurl.com/z6dp7jf.

Cost for the course and exam is $110.  The purchase of the ServSafe® Manager Manual for $55 is highly recommended and is available in English or Spanish.  It is suggested that participants study the ServSafe® Manager 7th edition textbook prior to attending the class.  For more information, call Sarah at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office in Lecanto at 352-527-5700.

All programs and related activities sponsored for or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.  For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact our office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request. Our phone number is (352) 527-5700. For the hearing impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Center Service at 1-800-955-8771.

“Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFAS’ knowledge, research, and resources to address youth, family, community, and agricultural needs.”

County Temporarily Closes Apopka Ave. Entrance to Property Appraiser and Tax Collector Courthouse Annex Parking Lot

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

Due to the City of Inverness Liberty and Wallace Parks, and the Dampier Street beautification construction projects taking place at the same time the Apopka Avenue entrance to the Courthouse Annex (Stoval Building) parking lot is closed temporarily until further notice. Citizens with business at the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector’s Office may still park in the lot using the Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. entrance. The City is scheduled to complete the construction projects in late winter/early spring.  For more information, please call Citrus County Public Works at 352-527-5477.

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