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Smart Irrigation Month

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Ken Cheek, director of Citrus County Water Resources and Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager. (July 25, 2017)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on July 25 proclaimed July 2017 as Smart Irrigation Month in Citrus County.

Water is a finite resource that is vital to human life and well maintained green spaces are important to the health and well-being of communities and individuals.

Aug. 7 set as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Left to right, Ralph McClure, "Bud" Allen Commander, not visible in photo Chuck Kanehl Sr. Vice Commander, Curt Ebitz Adjutant, Mike Schlaudraff, Ray Michael past Commander, Richard Hunt Dept FL Commander, Rick Allen Sergeant At Arms, Joe McClister Finance Officer. (July 25, 2017)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on July 25 proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County. 

The Purple Heart, originally known as the Military Badge of Merit, was established by the General Orders of General George Washington 235 years ago on August 7, 1782 and is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use.

County awarded state Safe Routes to School grants

BOCC SealCrystal River High School will be the recipient of new sidewalks due to the Florida State Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant Program.
 
The grant program funding is offered in an effort to improve the health and well-being of students by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.  The Citrus County BOCC approved the Work Authorization to apply for the grant on Oct. 11, 2016.
 

Secure your utility trailers

Trailer LockCitrus County Detectives have been investigating several reports of stolen utility trailers throughout the county -- 19 to be exact -- since the beginning of the year. 
 
Two of these reports have been cleared by arrests, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Friday. 
 
These incidents are occurring both on the East and West sides of Citrus County. 
 

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.
 

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