Resurfacing, ‘lane diet’ in Citrus Springs creates new bike/pedestrian lane

FROM LEFT: Curt Reed and fellow cyclist Bob Feldberg ride the new bike lane on Citrus Springs Boulevard. (Photo courtesy: Cyntihia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer)

Construction was recently completed for the County resurfacing project on Citrus Springs Blvd from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (C39), 1.4 miles.

The project was jointly funded by Citrus County and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).

The bid amount for the project was $970,546 and the project was completed on time and within the allocated budget.

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Threatening emails sent to some Citrus County voters

On Oct. 21, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was made aware of emails sent to Citrus County voters.

These emails were allegedly addressed from the group “Proud Boys” and made threatening statements to recipients.

The CCSO is working in partnership with the Supervisor of Elections Office to document these cases and forward all reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the lead investigating agency. These emails are not isolated to Citrus Count,y and are being reported in pockets across the state. Nationally, Proud Boys has denied involvement.

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November Cardinal Street meeting canceled

The Citrus County Planning and Development Commission (PDC) has canceled its November 17, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Public Hearing on the Cardinal Interchange Management Area.

This public meeting will be rescheduled at a future date.

More information on the project is available at:

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DeSantis announces first emergency bridge loan for small business impacted by Hurricane Sally

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan has been approved for a business impacted by Hurricane Sally.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide the loan to Brett Hinely, owner of Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida.

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Cardinal Suncoast Interchange public workshop looks at development plan

The Citrus County Commission held a pubic workshop to discuss a proposed future master development plan for Cardinal Street, a road which has historically been a seven-mile, two-lane road in Homosassa, Fla.

The Cardinal interchange is part of an extension of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) of the Suncoast Parkway from Brooksville.

The street is proposed to be morphed into mixed use (both commercial and residential). Future developers would then be limited to parcel sizes of no less than 30 acres for any commercial use.

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Cardinal St. Interchange Public Workshop can be viewed Live on Clerk’s Website

Due to technical issues, the Spectrum simultaneous broadcast of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Cardinal Street Interchange Public Workshop on Tuesday is not going to be made available.

The meeting will still be held 10 a.m. in Room 100, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness.

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