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County begins exploring privatization of utilities

Citrus County is looking at the possibility of privatizing its utilities.

The process was begun today with the award of work to Woolpert Inc., a private engineering and consulting firm.

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County prescription-drug discount cards can rack up savings for residents

A national county government association announced this week that the Citrus County Commission has saved residents $541,000 on uninsured drug prescriptions in the past three years.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) sponsors a discount program that the commission has taken part in for residents since 2006.

Commissioners question water per capita quota for Citrus County

Citrus County Commissioners appeared relieved Tuesday that they did not have to consider higher water rates for Sugarmill Woods and some other county utility systems.

Their relief quickly turned to consternation at Tuesday’s regular meeting about how Citrus water permit quotas are figured.

As a result, the commission has asked its staff to write a white paper for the 2010 legislation delegation in December on the unfairness of the way water permit quotas are set for Citrus County by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

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Point O’ Woods Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade underway

Upgrades to the county’s Point O’ Woods Wastewater Treatment Plant have begun -- but with a nice twist for ratepayers and the county.

County commission meeting schedule changed for November

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners will have a different schedule of meetings for November.

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