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.

Sheriff's Office gives tips to prevent disaster fraud

CCSO starThe Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of LEGITIMATE contract inspectors in the county conducting inspections on behalf of FEMA for disaster claims.

Because of the potential for disaster scams and frauds, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office wanted to put some helpful tips out to protect residents, or someone they care about, from disaster fraud:

Citrus County Utilities wins 2017 WaterSense® Partner of the Year award

Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager, accepts the award at the EPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016.

The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.

BOCC proclaims October as Florida Native Plant Month in Citrus County 

The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with local representatives of the Florida Native Plant Society; Gail Taylor, President, Sue Wasserman, Meri Lott, Donna Suresch, Deb Daniels, Virginia Hall, Ruth Ditmar and Ben Berauer

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Sept. 26, proclaiming October as Florida Native Plant Month in Citrus County.

The Florida Native Plant Society began in the summer of 1980 in Winter Park, Fla. by a group of scientists, educators and conservationists concerned about loss of Florida’s native plants and the introduction of non-native species overtaking natural areas.


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