Government

Two Homosassa groups at odds over old fire house

Two Homosassa-based groups are at odds over who will get to lease an old, unused fire house in that city.

The Homosassa Civic Club and the "We Care Food Pantry" were at the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday to lodge their complaints.

Old Homosassa resident and civic club president Jim Bitter told commissioners that he had been called by someone with the "We Care" group saying that investigators said he had incited neighbors near the old fire house to oppose the use of the facility to feed homeless people.

Port Authority Board chooses shortlist of firms for feasibility study

Several things were discussed at Tuesday’s meeting in Inverness of the Citrus County Port Authority Board.

One of the main agenda items the board discussed was the shortlisting of responders to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

The board approved to pick the top six firms ranked by a selection committee and hear from each firm during public presentations during the next Port Authority board meeting.

At the conclusion of the presentations, the board will establish a final ranking and then staff will negotiate a scope of services with the top ranked firm.

Fitch Rates Citrus County's non-ad valorem revenues 'A+'; Outlook stable

NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A+' rating on Citrus County, Florida's (the county) $25 million in debt, as shown below:

--Non-ad valorem revenue bonds tax exempt, series 2010A;

--Non-ad valorem revenue Build America Bonds, taxable series 2010B.

In addition, Fitch affirms its 'AA-' implied general obligation (GO) rating for the county.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

SECURITY

Citrus County welcomes Florida’s top business leaders

More than 50 of Florida’s top CEO’s and business leaders gathered on Thursday morning at the Plantation Inn in Crystal River for a quarterly Tampa Bay Partnership board meeting.

The Tampa Bay Partnership is a non-profit organization supported by the financial commitments of more than 175 private and public organizations.

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County pulls wraps off online port site

Citrus County's port authority has announced it has taken the wraps off a new Internet site to promote Port Citrus.

The announcement was made by the county's new public relations officer, Lindsay Ubinas.

The stated purpose of the site is to inform county residents are well informed about the port, and you can find the site at www.portcitrus.com.

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