Smiles, tears from trio of departing commissioners

FROM LEFT: Citrus County Commissioners Joe Meek, Dennis Damato and Scott Adams

It was the last public meeting on Tuesday for three Citrus County Commissioners, and there were smiles and tears as they expressed thanks to both their families and to county residents.

Departing will be Commissioner Joe Meek, Commissioner Dennis Damato and Commissioner Scott Adams.

During a special time during the start of the meeting, it was Commissioner Meek who spoke about his time on the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.


BOCC honors veterans during special week

The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with representatives of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter No.192

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Oct. 25, proclaiming the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 14, 2016 as “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” in Citrus County, Florida and has designated Nov. 11, 2016, as “Veterans Day” in Citrus County, Florida.

This year “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” has been set aside to honor the Korean War Era Veterans.


County Ok's fertilizer ordinance

Laurie E. Trenholm, Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to accept a fertilizer ordinance that will restrict the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers throughout the county.

Commercial fertilizer applicators are excluded under the ordinance. To address homeowners, the commission will amend the ordinance to allow residents to take classes to learn proper fertilizer application and thus comply with appropriate environmental laws. The amendment is expected to be presented at the commission's Nov. 1 meeting in Inverness.


Citrus County receives SUN Trail funding

Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced on October 11 that Citrus County’s Dunnellon Trail Gap Connector has been selected as one of the first year projects under the Shared Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program for $280,000 for Design and permitting this year.

The request to the state was for a bike trail and bridge over US 41 in the Northeast part of Citrus County.


Hurricane Hermine disaster recovery centers open

Disaster Recovery Centers have opened in Citrus, Dixie, Levy and Leon counties to help survivors affected by Hurricane Hermine’s severe storms and flooding that severely impacted the state between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11, 2016.

Citrus County
West Citrus Center
1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429
Open Monday – Saturday


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