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Storm debris removal winding down in county

Debris removal in the County is quickly winding down. Please keep in mind there will be only one countywide debris collection.

County storm debris collection should be substantially complete by Thanksgiving. The County will continue to work with the contractor to clean up complaints and citizen concerns regarding incidental damage or missed piles. 

To facilitate the cleanup, we are asking all citizens to follow these guidelines:

- There will be ONE residential debris pick up, which will take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Periodic night lane closures on U.S. 19 in Homosassa

Public Education Foundation of Marion County receives grant to aid schools

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded The Public Education Foundation of Marion County $59,546.95 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

The grant funds will be used to help support the following programs: 

BOCC supports female war memorial in Homosassa

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday gave its support for a proposed war memorial in honor of women who have served in the military.

The proposed memorial will be located in the area of the Old Homosassa War Memorial.

Mark Long, Old Homosassa Veterans Memorial Committee, said the new memorial will be paid for with private donations. And Bill Andrews, Treasurer for the organization, added that the land has been vacant for five years.

The county commission also:

Trouble reported to BOCC by Pine Ridge residents

Pine Ridge residents took their complaints to the Citrus County Commission on Tuesday.

Residents who live in the area of West Calico and West Conestoga told commissioners tales of intimidation and threats made to them by drivers coming from a 42-acre parcel behind their area.

Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project moves forward

The Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project in Homosassa continues to move forward. 

The sidewalk construction is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) project. 

LAP projects are federally funded which means the planning and approval stages takes longer, and are more complicated, than with a locally funded project of the same size and scope. 

Here’s where the project is at this time:

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