Public Notices

Fort Island Gulf Beach Park reopens Oct. 1

Citrus County Road and Grounds Maintenance crews have been working diligently to complete some additional details such as signage, placing trash cans, sanitizing restrooms, raking of the beach, and building the wall around the septic station to get the Fort Island Gulf Beach Park operational. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald. Sept. 30, 2016)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Division of Parks and Recreation is prepared to reopen the Fort Island Gulf Beach on Saturday, Oct. 1.  

The park received extensive damage due to Hurricane Hermine the first weekend of September and has been closed to the public since then.

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Residents, businesses: Register for disaster assistance

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Citrus, Dixie, Hernando, Hillsborough, Leon, Levy, Pasco and Pinellas counties who were affected by Hurricane Hermine are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Water district approves millage, budget

On Tuesday, the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District adopted a FY2016-17 millage rate of 0.3317 mill, 4.9 percent lower than the current fiscal year.

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FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring rules, pilot program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking feedback from cruising boaters, local boaters and other residents in evaluating the state’s Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program and related ordinances.

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County landfill extends hours

The Citrus County landfill has commenced seven-days-a-week operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day for the general public, and from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for certified commercial haulers to accommodate storm debris collection operation for the City of Crystal River and Citrus County from Hurricane Hermine.

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Fort Island Gulf Beach Park closed until further notice

Damaged building and grounds at  Fort Island Gulf Beach Park and Boat Ramp in Crystal River. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC PIO on Sept. 3, 2016)

The Fort Island Gulf Beach Park and Boat Ramp has been closed until repairs can be completed from Hurricane Hermine damage.

West Fort Island Trail has been closed just west of the Marine Science Station at the Salt River Bridge.

Closure postings have been placed on West Fort Island Trail just west of U.S. 19, and at the closure location.
 

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Hermine now a hurricane

Hurricane Hermine 2016

People from the Florida Panhandle down to the Tampa area braced Thursday for Hurricane Hermine, as it lashes the area with strong winds and potentially dangerous storm surge.

Health Dept. slates Florida Healthy Babies community meetings

Special to Citrus Daily

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County is pleased to announce it will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss local maternal and infant health data and develop a plan to address infant mortality as part of the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative.

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Citrus County rolls out express permitting

Special to Citrus Daily

The Citrus County Building Division is pleased to announce a new line of e-government services that enhance online permitting to now allow self-service purchase of Air Conditioning (HVAC) change-out and Re-roof permits.

CCSO warns of trailer, boat thefts

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The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says that there have been a number of thefts of boats and trailers being reported from the Citrus Springs area.

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Volunteers sought for telephone reassurance program

Special to Citrus Daily

The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are offering the Telephone Reassurance Program to seniors or isolated individuals to create a sense of security through regular phone contact with one of our volunteers.

Proposed county budget available online July 15

Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver will release his proposed budget for Fiscal 2016-17 on Friday, July 15, and citizens will be able to view these documents on the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) website www.citrusbocc.com  after noon.

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Child advocate volunteers sought

Special to Citrus Daily

The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is currently in desperate need of volunteers to be advocates for abused, neglected or abandoned children whose cases are in the court system.

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County begins access to Suncoast Parkway 2 interchanges

The Suncoast Parkway 2, which the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced will begin construction this summer, will have interchange access ramps at both Cardinal Street and State Road 44.

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Sheriff's Office issues scam alert


During the past couple of days, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has had numerous reports of a scam involving a caller who claims to be a Detective with either the Citrus County Jail or the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller is informing potential victims that a loved one has either been arrested or has an outstanding warrant, and to avoid criminal prosecution of their loved one they must send the caller money for a “bond”.

County rolls out 2015 workshop schedule

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has approved a schedule for public workshops to be held in 2015 in an effort to share more information with the public.

The board identified seven key issues they wish to focus on over the first six months. All of these workshops will be held in Room 100 at the Citrus County Courthouse, located at 110 N. Apopka Ave. in Inverness.

FDOT slates Citrus County public hearing in December


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven invites Citrus County residents to provide their comments to FDOT by participating in the Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public Hearing.

Swimming open at Fort Island Beach

Having received favorable water test results on Wednesday afternoon, the Citrus County Parks & Recreation Department announced that Fort Island Beach is once again open for swimming.

Call Parks & Recreation Department at 352-527-7540 with any questions you may have.

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FEMA finalizes Citrus County flood maps

Citrus County residents on Sept. 26, 2013 study flood maps that will affect future insurance ratesFEMA has finalized, and sent to Citrus County, official maps of the local areas designated as subject to flooding.

Sheriff's Office issues 'Microsoft' scam alert

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday warned county residents of a scam that claims it represents Microsoft Corporation.

Here's how the scam works: Someone calls you claiming they are from Microsoft.

The caller, who usually has a foreign accent, claims that hackers are using your computer, and that it needs to be fixed. They ask for your computer ID number so they can fix, repair or stop the hackers.

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