CARES Act funding available for qualifying small businesses

To stimulate the local economy, Governor Ron DeSantis has awarded Citrus County $6,528,498 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funds.

The Citrus County CARES Small Business Grant Program, approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on July 14, will provide recovery grants of $7,500 to eligible small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID‐19 Pandemic.

The intent of the grant is to offset the temporary loss of revenue and assist these businesses in their efforts to recover in the aftermath of this historic global pandemic.

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County Water Utilities warns residents to be aware of water testing scams

Don’t be fooled – stay safe! Citrus County Water Utilities would like to inform residents that county staff is performing required lead and copper home water-testing at this time.

Citrus County staff will arrive at your home only after the customer has contacted the county to volunteer for the water-testing program.

Citrus County staff will identify themselves as county employees and will be wearing a photo identification tag at all times.

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Local woman seeks 5G moratorium

The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County.

On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you.

Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.

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No cost to check water quality

In June of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

This law mandates that Public Water Systems (PWS) conduct sampling and analysis for levels of lead and copper in households located within their distribution system.

Sampling and testing is scheduled for the month of August 2020 in the County’s Charles A. Black, Citrus Springs-Pine Ridge, and Sugarmill Woods PWS’ at no cost to our customers and takes only a few minutes of your time.

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County provides $70,000 local match for Colonnade Park Apartments project

Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director, John Edstrom, Rehab Specialist and Michelle Alford Housing Coordinator, conduct an on-site inspection and walk-through of the Coon Thursday, June 11, 2020.)

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.

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