News and Announcements

Planning and Development Commission Seeking Applications for Vacancies

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

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for three (3) vacancies on the Planning and Development Commission (PDC).  The Board is seeking regular position members for terms beginning February 1, 2020 and ending on January 31, 2024.  Eligible applicants shall be employed or retired from one of the following professions:  architect: urban, rural, or regional planner; landscape architect; environmental scientist; civil engineer; real estate broker or agent; surveyor; or construction contractor; be a representative of a homeowners/property owners association or a civil association; or may be otherwise qualified to serve on the basis of suitable education, training, experience, or any combination thereof.

This Board reviews development applications and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the Citrus County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.  The PDC has final action on Variance and Conditional Use applications.  The PDC also provides direction to staff regarding land use amendments as well as text amendments on development issues.

For more information about the PDC, go to

https://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/pdc/pdc.htm

Applications should be received by December 2, 2019 and those 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:

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

Please submit your application to; Citrus County Board of County Commissioners attention: 

Denise Gallagher Citrus County Administration

3600 W Sovereign Path, Suite 267, Lecanto, FL   34461 

Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board to Meet

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

The Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) of the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

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

•             Citrus Transit Quarterly Report

•             Bus Schedules and Routes

•             General informational items

•             Agency updates

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public hearing should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus MPO, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.  The meeting agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the hearing date at:

http://www.citruscountytransit.com/tdcb/tdcb.htm

Cancelled Road Closure

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

Citrus County Road Maintenance has cancelled until further notice the W Riverwood Drive in Crystal Manor repairs and detour.

If you have any questions, you may reach the Road Maintenance Office at 527-7610.

Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Celebrates GIS Day

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

Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Recognizes How Geographic Information System Technology Makes a Social Impact and Inspires Scientific Education 

The Citrus County GIS Division will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Citrus County GIS Division has shown an innovative application of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualization, gaining insights into geospatial data, and thought leadership in the field of County Government Geographic Information Services.

Over 20 years ago, Jack Dangermond, the founder and president of Esri, envisioned people collaborating and sharing how GIS affects everyone. This led to the establishment of GIS Day, which was first observed in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that shows how geography and the real-world applications of GIS are making a difference in society. It is a chance for organizations to share their accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS.

“Geographic information and geospatial technology are crucial to operating and maintaining our infrastructure, sustaining our natural resources, and making informed decisions that can contribute to economic growth,” said Cynthia Skelhorn, GIS Director.  “By promoting GIS awareness, education and technical training we recognize its contribution to the welfare of Citrus County residents."

This November, Citrus County will join hundreds of organizations worldwide in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future innovators who will further advance global progress using GIS 

"GIS Day is a wonderful opportunity for professionals from around the world to get together to share the amazing things they are doing," said Dangermond. "Organizations responsible for everything from emergency response to environmental conservation are taking part in educational grassroots events that help others learn about geospatial science and how it impacts the real world for good. Our users should be proud of the work they do, which GIS Day is meant to showcase."

For more information on how the Citrus County GIS Division is innovating through the application of GIS, visit https://gis.citrusbocc.com.

Survey: Citrus County Transit and Hernando/Citrus MPO Wants Your Opinion

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Kevin Mims       Year: 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization in collaboration with Citrus County Transit (CCT) wants your opinion about the transit and mobility needs of residents and visitors of Citrus County. A major update to the CCT’s Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the 10- year horizon from 2021-2030 is currently underway.

Please Visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020CitrusCtyTDP to participate. For more information, contact the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Organization at 352-754-4082. Thank you!

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in November

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

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in November

Right plant, right place

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on November 5, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering. Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Please contact Steven Davis at (352) 527-5708 to confirm your participation or register at https://ccufflprogram.eventbrite.com.

Creating a Florida-friendly Landscape

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on November 19, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Plan before you plant is an important concept when developing sustainable garden ideas. Basic principles of landscape design include: site evaluation, selection and placement of the proper materials and establishment practices for newly installed sustainable gardens. “What is and how to create a Florida-friendly Landscape” is the theme of this workshop. Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Please contact Steven Davis at (352) 527-5708 to confirm your participation or register at https://ccufflprogram.eventbrite.com.


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, October 28, and daily through Friday, November 1.

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, October 28, and daily through Friday, November 1.

Possible overnight flagging operation, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, October 27, and nightly through Friday, November 1.

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, October 28, and daily through Friday, November 1.

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, October 28, and daily through Friday, November 1.

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, October 28, and daily through Friday, November 1.

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.

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.

Hernando/Citrus MPO Citizens Advisory Committee to meet in November

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

The Hernando/Citrus MPO Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Hernando County Building Training Facility, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL.

Items on the agenda include but are not limited to:

•             Informational items: discussion regarding 2020 meeting calendar, Withlacoochee Bridge Alternatives Analysis

•             2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – Adoption Report/Cost Feasible Plan

•             Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)– Presentation SR 50 to I-75, Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E)

Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the meeting agenda may be viewed online at https://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 MPO, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Hernando/Citrus MPO Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee to meet in November

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

The Hernando/Citrus MPO Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Hernando County Building Training Facility, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL.

Items on the agenda include but are not limited to:

•             Informational items: discussion regarding 2020 meeting calendar, Withlacoochee Bridge Alternatives Analysis

•             2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – Adoption Report/Cost Feasible Plan Review

•             Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)– Presentation SR 50 to I-75, Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E)

Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the meeting agenda may be viewed online at https://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 MPO, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Hernando/Citrus MPO Technical Advisory Committee to meet in November

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

The Hernando/Citrus MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Hernando County Building Training Facility, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL.

Items on the agenda include but are not limited to:

•             Informational items: discussion regarding 2020 meeting calendar, Withlacoochee Bridge Alternatives Analysis

•             2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – Adoption Report/Cost Feasible Plan

•             Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)– Presentation SR 50 to I-75, Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E)

Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the meeting agenda may be viewed online at https://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 MPO, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013 or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

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