16th Annual Healthy Living Fair Coming in November

Join Citrus County Support Services on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 2:30pm for the 16th Annual Healthy Living Fair.

The event will be held at the Citrus Springs Community Center, located at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434.

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Citrus County wins EPA water conservation award

Youth sporting a water-drop-shaped Mardi Gras mask to celebrate Water Sense Fix a Leak Week at the March 2020 Shrimpapalooza festival.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County with a third WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its dedication to helping consumers save water and promoting WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2020.

The award was announced during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since the program started in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers and businesses save 5.3 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for 200 days! In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump, and treat water by 603 billion kilowatt hours and save $108 billion in water and energy bills.

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County to resume fares for door-to-door services

Citrus County Transit (CCT) will reinstitute fares for demand response (door-to-door) service at pre-COVID rates as of Oct. 1.

Customers may be eligible for reduced fare under the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Trust Fund. TD program applications are available on the CCT website.

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County knits EMS into fire rescue division

BOCC SealThe Board of County Commissioners affirmed yesterday that providing timely, dependable and fiscally responsible Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was paramount to the citizens of Citrus County.

The Board, as a result, voted to end their partnership with Nature Coast EMS and transition these responsibilities to Citrus County Fire Rescue.

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County landfill sets higher fee for recycled concrete

  • Log OutAs of Oct. 1, the Citrus County Landfill will no longer accept concrete for recycling at $10 per ton.

    The landfill will instead accept concrete as if it were Construction & Demolition material at a rate of $60 per ton. In addition, there are multiple facilities in the county that will still be accepting concrete as recycling.

    For more information, call the Solid Waste Division at (352) 527-7670.

Inverness Sertoman appointed to MPO Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board

Inverness Sertoma Club is pleased to announcee that long time member Bud Osborn has been appointed by the Citrus County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (LCB), representing veteran interests.

Walter “Bud” Osborn has been a member of the Inverness Sertoma Club for the past nineteen years and has been involved in club leadership projects along with serving on the Sertoma Regional Board and Sertoma National board of directors in Kansas City, Missouri.

He serves, or has served, on the board of Sertoma supported Camp Endeavor, a summer camp for deaf and hearing-impaired children, Sertoma Youth Ranch, and locally, the Citrus County Historic Advisory Board, the Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board and the Too Far organization, dedicated to protecting our precious natural water resources.

“As a past local business owner I believe giving back monetarily is important, but even more important is giving of your time, talents and expertise to better your community,” said Bud. “We all have skills; folks just need to get out there and find their niche.”

The primary purpose of the MPO Local Coordinating Board is to identify local service needs and provide information, advice, and direction to the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) regarding services for the Transportation Disadvantaged population.

The Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB), chaired by Citrus County commissioner Ruthie Davis Schlabach, oversees the CTC for Citrus County which is Citrus County Transit. The Hernando/Citrus MPO has been designated as the official planning agency for the Local Coordinating Boards of Hernando County (TDLCB) and Citrus County (LCB).

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