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Smith named chair of workforce consortium

OCALA -- Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith has been named chairman of the Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Consortium.
 
Smith, of Inverness, served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010-2016 and is a US Army veteran whose 20 years included Operation Desert Storm.
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Water supply authority honors Damato

Nick Nicholson, right, Hernando County Commissioner and WRWSA Vice-Chairman, recognizes Commissioner Emeritus Dennis Damato
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
Citrus County Commissioner and BOCC Chairman Scott Carnahan will continue to represent Citrus County on the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority in 2017, along with newcomer Commissioner Jeff Kinnard

Citrus County makes investment in tourism

The Citrus County Commission has raised the county’s 3 percent Tourism Development Tax (TDT) to 5 percent

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) made a big investment in tourism this week.

Commissioners voted on Tuesday to raise the county’s current 3 percent Tourism Development Tax (TDT) to 5 percent.

Teaching old dogs new tricks

CCA inmates are given the opportunity to work with dogs which are homeless or have been abandoned by their families.
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Inmate Dog Training Program gives both the inmates and dogs participating in the program, a new “paw-spective” on life.
 
In partnership with Citrus County Animal Services, select dogs are chosen to participate in an eight-week basic obedience program a
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Kitchen elected VP of Tampa regional council

Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 

Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen

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County names new Engineering Division director

Randall S. Olney
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Randall S. Olney, P.E., as the new Engineering Division Director.
 
Olney started in his new position on Monday.
 
Olney graduated from University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
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Markers installed at Hells Gate in Homosassa

Citrus County has been working closely with the United States Coast Guard for the past several months to improve the navigational waterways of the Homosassa River.

One of the improvements suggested was to install “informational” markers at Hells Gate notifying boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

On Wednesday, Citrus County completed the installation of these “informational” markers. New pilings and signs were installed on both ends of Hells Gate to notify boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

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Carnahan slates 2017 Town Hall series

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan has announced he will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings in Citrus County during 2017.

Citrus County Commissioner Scott Carnahan

Citrus County legislative delegation hears public input

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan, foreground, right, speaks to state Rep. Ralph Massullo, background left, and state Sen. Wilton Simpson.
Citrus County's Legislative delegation convened on Friday in the County Commission's chambers to hear suggestions about how they can help county groups and individuals during their terms in the state Legislature.
 
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Solid Waste MSBU reimbursement

Citrus County is accepting applications for annual vacancy reimbursement for the Residential Solid Waste MSBU.

In accordance with Ordinance 97-02, Section 18, an owner of improved real property who can demonstrate that a dwelling unit thereon was unoccupied and vacant during the entire Assessment Period in which the Annual Disposal Assessment was imposed, may request reimbursement of the residential Solid Waste MSBU.

Nugent honors county veterans

Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)
Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. 
 
The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)
 
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City firefighter earns state distinction

FROM LEFT: Fire Chief Joe Campfield, Gronn Morgan, Inverness Firefighter, Mike Tucker, Director of BFST and Charlie Frank, Coordinator with BFST. (December 20, 2016)
Inverness, Fla.
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BOCC honors utilities dept. for EPA award

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Citrus County Utilities and the Water Resources Department.

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 15 acknowledged receipt of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Promotional Partner of the Year award for Citrus County Utilities’ water conservation program at their regular meeting.
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2016 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award as a leader in saving water for future generations. Citrus County Utilities was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference on Oct. 6 for promoting water efficiency and WaterSense in 2015.
 

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BOCC: Farm-City Week Nov. 16-23

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Hernando-Citrus County Farm Bureau. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on Nov. 15, 2016)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 15 presented a Proclamation proclaiming Nov. 16-23, 2016 as National Farm-City Week in Citrus County. 

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Road resurfacing issue paves way for discussion

Scarcely had three new county commissioners taken the oath of office and been seated on Tuesday than Citrus Springs residents brought complaints to the open to the public portion of the commission meeting accusing the county of not doing enough to repave their residential roads.

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Truman Boulevard reopens after water break swallows car

A water main break in Beverly Hills caused a huge hole in front of 11 Truman Blvd. in Beverly Hills. A vehicle was stuck in the hole up to its doors, and then was completely engulfed. (PHOTO: CCSO on Nov. 14, 2016)

A portion of Truman Boulevard in Beverly Hills has reopened to traffic.

On Monday, a water main break ended up swallowing a car.

Temporary repairs have been made, Citrus County Road Maintenance reports. Permanent repairs to the road surface will be scheduled for a later date. The water main is owned and operated by Rolling Oaks, a private utility.

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

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Nov. 15 is recycling day

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of Keep Citrus County Beautiful. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald on Nov. 1, 2016)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Nov. 15 as Citrus County Recycles Day.

The Nov. 1 BOCC proclamation reads, "The citizens of Citrus County treasure the God-given natural resources of our waters, earth and air, that are interconnected essential elements of our physical situation which we share with wildlife and the beauty of our abundant plant life.

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Fitch upgrades Citrus County’s bond rating

On Wednesday, Fitch, New York announced Citrus County Bond Rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- for the Issuer Default Rating (i.e. General Bond Rating) and to AA- from A+ for capital improvement and non-ad valorem revenue bonds.

Election Day 2016 voting returns bring a few surprises

Mike Prendergast celebrates his victory in Inverness with friends, family and supporters after being elected Citrus County Sheriff. (Nov. 8, 2016).

Election Day in Citrus County on Tuesday had a few surprises after voters had their say at the polls.

Sheriff Dawsy honored by county commission

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy

Retiring Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy on Tuesday was formally recognized by the county commission for his years of service to the county.

He was honored during a special time of the meeting with a plaque, with the thanks of county commissioners.

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