Commissioners: No new sales tax

Every time the Citrus County commission meets, there's always someone speaking at the "Open to the Public" dais trying to get commissioners to raise money for road resurfacing by instituting a one-cent sales tax.

The answer to that from county commissioners at every meeting is "no," and it was no different at Tuesday's commission meeting.

County breaks ground for CR 491 project

More than 30 people attended the County Road 491 widening project groundbreaking ceremony, including Commissioners Brian Coleman, Jeff Kinnard, Ron Kitchen and Jimmie T. Smith. Also attending were County Administrator Randy Oliver, County staff, community members and representatives from project partners, Pegasus Engineering and Commercial Industrial Corporation. (Aug. 2, 2017)

The Citrus County Commission on Wednesday broke ground for Phase 1 of the Roadway and Regional Stormwater and Utility Improvements Project for County Road 491.

Master of ceremonies was Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan, who officiated over ceremonies at the corner of CR491 and State Road 44.

Clearing up confusion about budget choices

Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith, District 3Following up on my last article, I wanted to take this opportunity to make things clear for those who may be confused about what the recent votes are about and “increase taxes."

County Road 486 'pork chop' to be removed

The traffic obstacle often called "the pork chop" on County Road 486 will be removed.

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to remove the traffic hazard that ended up with some motorists making illegal left turns on the roadway.

During the open-to-the-public of the BOCC meeting, several residents asked the county to solve the traffic issues caused, they said, by the erection of a barrier in the median to prevent illegal traffic patterns. Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith said, “I have been adamantly against the pork chop.”

Road resurfacing issue paves way for discussion

Scarcely had three new county commissioners taken the oath of office and been seated on Tuesday than Citrus Springs residents brought complaints to the open to the public portion of the commission meeting accusing the county of not doing enough to repave their residential roads.

Elderly motorist dies on SR 44

The Florida Highway Patrol said that an elderly Inverness motorist died in a crash on Thursday morning on State Road 44.

The man has been identified by the FHP as Oscar S. Jarrell.


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