Long Range Transportation Plan meeting set for Dec. 1

Citrus County residents are invited to participate in a consensus-building workshop on Dec. 1 in Lecanto to guide the development of the county’s 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Realtors Association of Citrus County at 714 South Scarboro Avenue in Lecanto. That is off State Road 44 about half a mile east of the intersection with County Road 491.

Citrus Memorial names new board member

At the regular monthly meeting of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Inc., Citrus Hills resident and businessman Robert Collins was appointed as the newest member of the board of directors.

Collins will fill a position vacated by C. Phillip Kofmehl, owner of Charlie’s Fish House in Crystal River.

262 runners participate in 2nd Annual Kings Bay 5K

CRYSTAL RIVER - On Nov. 7, 262 runners and walkers participated in Crystal River’s second annual Kings Bay 5K.

The event, hosted by Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center and coordinated by Citrus Road Runners, raised $2,175 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

“This is exciting news for the event,” said event coordinator Lisa Stearns. “We registered 82 more participants this year than we did last year and look forward to another successful race in the future.”

Maidhof, 2 others promoted to new county positions

Ciitrus County Director of Development Service Gary Maidhof and two other county workers will move up to new positions.

The move comes in the wake of county government reorganization efforts being shepherded by County Administrator Brad Thorpe, and approved 4-1 today by the county commission.

County Commissioner John Thrumston was the only commissioner to vote against the proposal, and did not say why he was against it.


EDC role diminishes after non-agreement with Chamber

The agenda item at today's Citrus County Commission meeting read, "Status of the EDC," but after discussion among county commissioners, the Economic Development Council's role now seems to be almost a moot point.

The Chamber of Commerce and EDC were to iron out an agreement for cooperation in shaping future economic development, but the EDC board balked at restrictions imposed by the state's Sunshine Law.



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