CCSO names interim emergency management head

Chris Evan has been named  Interim Director of Citrus County Emergency Management.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Evan to the position of Interim Director of Citrus County Emergency Management.

Finalized by a vote of members of the BOCC, Director Evan was nominated to take over the role upon Captain David DeCarlo’s retirement on Aug . 7, 2020.

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County receives award for its budget

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, Florida is receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

In order to receive the budget award, the county had to publish a budget document that meets nationally recognized criteria as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide, and as a communications device.

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Reminder to participate in community survey

Citrus County has joined the AARP network of Age-Friendly Communities.

The purpose of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities program is to serve as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that make cities, towns and counties more supportive not only of their older residents, but for residents of all ages.

One of the first requirements of network membership is to have our citizens complete a Community Survey.

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Never Stop Believin’ Journey Tribute concert rescheduled to 2021

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Citrus County Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the upcoming Never Stop Believin’ concert, “A Tribute to Journey” from August 28, 2020 to Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Division is taking extra precautions to put on an even greater show next year and accommodate a bigger crowd at Citrus Springs Community Center. Per usual, the doors will open at 6:00 pm and the band will go on at 7:00 pm.

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Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection raises funds for Animal Services X-Ray machine

Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP) is raising community awareness and funds to purchase a state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine to help Citrus County Animal Services and Care Center (CCAS) better serve the medical needs of the animals that move through the Care Center.

Currently, CCAS sends animals off-site for needed x-rays, which takes staff time, stresses the animals and can delay care for the most critical of patients.

In the past year, approximately 40 patients were sent off-site for x-rays totally over $20,000 spent for these diagnostics. The Care Center veterinarian has to choose which animals are the highest priority to receive x-rays when taking into consideration budget and time to receive care.

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Citrus County Landfill Recycling Center sets new operating hours

The Recycling Customer Service Area at the Central Landfill has announced new hours of operation, effective immediately.

The Recycling Customer Service Area is now open to citizens following the Landfill’s hours of operation schedule.

Regular business hours for the Landfill and Recycling Customer Service Area are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays Closed.

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