Public Notices

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  after noon.


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.


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.


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.

The Tentative Work Program - for Fiscal Years July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020 - covers preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, construction and public transportation projects for Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, and includes Florida Turnpike Enterprise projects in these counties.

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.


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.

Health Dept. Dental Clinic relocating to Inverness

The Citrus County Health Department announced today the Dental Clinic is relocating from Lecanto to the Inverness Clinic, 120 N. Montgomery Ave. in Inverness, in an effort to provide more accessible service for citizens, the agency said.

Dental Patients will be seen at this site starting on Sept. 16.

To make an appointment or for questions, please or 352-527-0068, press Option 1, enter Ext. 249. The Health Department staff has said it appreciates county residents' patience as they strive to serve Citrus County more efficiently.


Animal shelter limits intake of animals

Citrus County Animal Services continues to be over capacity and will only accept owner surrendered animals when space is available.

Residents are asked to call 746-8400 during normal business hours prior to bringing your pet to the shelter to inquire about surrendering your pet.

Pet owners are encouraged, and should, ask friends and family for help in finding caring homes for their pets they no longer wish to keep or care for, county officials have said.

Citronelle recycling drop-off center closed

The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management reports that, effective immediately, the Citronelle Recycling Drop-off Collection Center, located on West Dunklin Street in Citronelle, is closed.

The closure is due to the high incidence of illegal dumping at that site.

Residents in that area wishing to recycle are reminded that the nearest recycling center is the Citrus Springs Recycling Drop-off Collection Center, located just off Citrus Springs Boulevard, one-half mile from US 41, in Citrus Springs.


Applications invited for Tourism Development Council position

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for one vacant position on the Citrus County Tourist Development Council.


Duke Energy Florida to auction tools , equipment from CR3 nuke plant

Duke Energy Florida announced today it will sell at auction a wide variety of new and used tools and equipment, ranging from cranes to hand tools, from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant.

The proceeds from the sale of the assets directly benefit customers by reducing future billing associated with the nuclear plant.

Veterans Services to change schedule

The Citrus County Veterans Service Department has announced that, effective Aug. 1, there will be no Case Manager available on Wednesdays at Lakes Region Library, Homosassa Library and Coastal Regional Library.

The department said this will be the case "until further notice".

For assistance, call 352-527-5915 to schedule an appointment at the Veterans Services Officer's office in Lecanto.

BOCC OK's private road maintenance program

The county commission on July 8 approved an administrative regulation that provides for a maintenance program for private roads was approved.

The administrative regulation describes the program by which citizens that reside on a private road may petition the County to provide improvements and/or maintenance to their road, funded through a special assessment.

Clerk of Court warns of jury scammers

Angela Vick, the Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, says there is a nationwide identity theft scam involving callers identifying themselves as “jury personnel.”

The aim of the scam, Vick says, is for the “jury” callers to get victims’ personal and financial information.

Beware of Facebook lottery scam

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of a lottery scam hitting the popular social media site, Facebook.

The scam is through the chat function on the site as someone could be posing as your friend on Facebook.

Here’s how the scam works:

BOCC accepting applications for Enterprise Zone Development Agency

The Enterprise Zone Development Agency is currently accepting applications for one position.

The agency was formed on December of 2012.

This board discusses economic opportunities and tax incentives for businesses within the enterprise zones. The applicant for this opening must reside within one of the Enterprise Zone areas.

This weekend, change the face of time itself

With the time change this weekend - it's always a good idea to change your smoke alarm batteries, as well.

Remember to either set your clocks forward one hour as you go to bed on Saturday night, or you can stay up and change them on Sunday at 2 a.m. Either method that you choose to change your clocks, it will be your chance to "change the face of time itself," so to speak.

Meanwhile, consider changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms keeping in mind the tips below, which are provided by Citrus County Fire Services.


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