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Water district approves proposed millage rate

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board adopted a proposed fiscal year 2018 millage rate of 0.3131 mill, 5.6 percent lower than the current fiscal year.

For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the District tax would be $31.31 a year, or about $2.61 per month. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018.

BOCC takes first look at 2017-18 budget, sets tentative millage

Budget artThe Citrus County Commission on Wednesday got its first look at the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18.
The new Fiscal Year begins on Oct. 1.

TOP VIDEO: Universal Garbology

The Citrus County Commission at its solid waste workshop on Tuesday unanimously agreed that it wants to go down the road toward mandatory universal garbage collection. Payment will be on the residential property tax bill.  The amount, to be determined, will be a combination of the cost to collect the garbage and the cost to dispose of it. (July 25, 2017)

Old turpentine camp memorial may be erected in Hernando County

An historic site that once stood in Citrus County may have its memorial shifted to somewhere in Hernando County.

John Wade, past president of the Citrus County Council, told Citrus County commissions on Tuesday that the Florida Turnpike Authority will set aside an estimated $500,000 to $700,000 to have a site memorializing the old Etna Turpentine Camp built somewhere in Hernando County.

County positions itself for mandatory universal garbage collection

Government Solutions Group Preliminary Report: Citrus County Solid Waste Management Strategy (July 25, 2017)
The Citrus County Commission at its Tuesday solid waste workshop unanimously agreed that it wants to go down the road toward mandatory universal garbage collection.
Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen Jr. was the leading proponent for the commissioners to go that way, and had his own ideas about how it should be implemented. But Commissioner Kitchen did have a few caveats.

Progressive Amateur Golf Tour forming

Crystal River -- The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) announces the first Progressive Amateur Golf Tour, a professional-style series of competitive golf tournaments open to all skill levels.

Golfers will experience beautiful courses throughout Central and North Florida while playing with like-minded and evenly matched competitors. The annual tour membership fee is $99 for the first 144 members.


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