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.
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.
Citrus County Growth Management Department has created a virtual Information Meeting for the Suncoast Parkway 2 Cardinal Interchange available at www.citrusbocc.com, located on the homepage under Recent News or at Youtube https://youtu.be/TdhkyHnuYms.
The virtual meeting is a narrated PowerPoint presentation by Assistant County Administrator Steve Lachnicht and Growth Management Director Michael Sherman, AICP.
The presentation includes instructions for public input.
Thanks to the efforts of Citrus County Aquatics Director Mark Edwards, and staff, an identified derelict vessel was removed from a local waterway on May 7, 2020.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) requested the County’s assistance in the removal of a derelict vessel that was located in the Floral City Pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain-of-Lakes.
The role of government is never really as clear as people think, the proof is in the various ways governments have dealt with the Covid-19 virus internationally, in the US, in each state and even at the local levels.
Some countries have locked their people indoors, literally welding the doors shut, like they did in China.
OCALA, Fla. (April 17, 2020) – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.5 percent in March, up 1.6 percent over the month and 1.3 percent higher than the region’s rate a year ago. There were 11,208 unemployed, an increase of 3,252 jobless since February.
The labor force was 203,214, up 1,943 over the year, largely fueled by a spike in unemployment. There were 192,006 employed, a decrease of 857 compared to March 2019 when the region’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, and a drop of 3,597 over the month.
The Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area posted the fastest annual job growth rate in manufacturing, at 4.4 percent, compared to all metro areas in the state.