BOCC proclaims Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

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 representatives of the local Anti-Drug Coalition. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on October 10, 2017)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Oct. 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week in Citrus County.

The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides. 

Grow tourism through policy changes

Jimmie T. Smith, Citrus County Commissioner, District 3

Most people support tourism in the county, let's admit it that when others come here and spend their money it helps create jobs and benefits our community, so why not support it.

TOP VIDEO: FEMA claims process

Israel Peres, FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs representative (October 10, 2017)

A FEMA representative appeared before the Citrus County Commission to ask the county to advise residents and businesses to submit claims from any Hurricane Irma-related losses they incurred from the storm.

Israel Peres, FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs representative, asked commissioners to remind county residents and businesses to file claims for damages and losses incurred during Hurricane Irma.

(October 10, 2017)

BOCC finalizes legislative agenda

The Board of Citrus County Commissioners on Tuesday finalized its agenda it would like state legislators representing Citrus County to address in the Legislature.

The list is compiled base on what county commissioners would like to be done to help the county at the state level.

The list includes:

County approves Crystal River Airport master plan

Tom Davis, Citrus County aviation pioneer

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday approved the updated master plan for the Crystal River Airport.

Commisioners approved the long-range plan, which reaches into 2027, unanimously.

The FAA recommends updating the Airport Master Plan (with the Airport Layout Plan) every five to 10 years, or sooner if significant changes have occurred at the airport. 

County workshop eyes tweaking Land Development Code


The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday began the first in a string of workshops that look to improve the county's Land Development Code.

The commission consensus was that the code did not need to be rewritten, but tweaked.


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