The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:00pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, in the café, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida.
Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 527-7520.
As the cases of COVID-19 once again increase in our state and country, we are taking extra precautions at Citrus County Animal Service (CCAS) to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors, and animal guests.
At this time, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend our Community Cat Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate Return (TNVR) program.
Effective immediately, we are unable to take in community cats at the shelter.
Citrus County Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach remain open for recreational activities following CDC guidelines and Citrus County Health Department recommendations.
Beach hours are sunrise to sunset seven days a week.
Federal and state social distancing/gathering guidelines remain in place. Social distancing of six feet is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
BOCA RATON, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Action Roofing Services, Inc. – based in Pompano Beach, Fla. – for exposing employees to fall hazards at a worksite in Boca Raton, Fla.
The roofing contractor faces $51,952 in penalties.
OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. The agency cited the company for allowing employees to engage in roofing activities without a conventional fall protection system. It is the third such citation that OSHA has issued the contractor in the last three years.
Resurfacing of N. Citrus Springs Blvd. from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (CR 39) is scheduled to be begin June 29, 2020.
Work should be completed in 100 calendar days, not including the upcoming holidays.
The contractor for the work is Pave-Rite, Inc. at a project cost of $970,546.58. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is funding 75% of this project through the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).
Citrus County has enacted mandatory irrigation restrictions effective immediately, in response to increased irrigation demands that resulted in groundwater withdrawals exceeding Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (SWFWMD) permitted amounts.
The new watering schedule is necessary to bring water use into permit compliance and avoid regulatory penalties.
On Monday, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit arrested 33-year-old Jason Shanes of Lecanto for a robbery that occurred at the Circle K convenience store located at 6775 South Suncoast Blvd. in Crystal River.
On May 17, 2020 at approximately 04:30 a.m. a man wearing a mask, entered the store and proceeded behind the sales counter where the clerk saw him removing lottery tickets from the case. The man then knocked the clerk to the ground and fled the scene.
The Citrus County Water Resources Annual Consumer Confidence Reports for 2019 are published by service area on the county’s website at: https://www.citrusbocc.com/departments/water_resources/utility_business_services/consumer_confidence_reports.php.
The annual reports summarize all water quality data from the previous year. Please note that available water quality information for Citrus County Water Resources is accessible at any time via public records requests.
Citrus County Housing Services (CCHS) Division provided a $70,000 local match using State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) funds for the Colonnade Park affordable housing development in Inverness on Colonnade Street.
The development consists of 106, one-and two-bedroom units, and is slated for completion by the end of 2020.