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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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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Old Courthouse Heritage Museum reopens

Citrus County is pleased to announce the reopening of the Historic Citrus County Courthouse, the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, and the Citrus County Archives at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by appointment.

The museum will be scheduling tours at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, Monday – Friday, with special senior tours at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Family tours will be 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. There will be signage throughout the Museum encouraging social distancing, and CDC recommendations.

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Water district declares Phase I water shortage in Central, Southern regions

SFWMD Water District LogoThe Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for the District’s central and southern regions, which include Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

The primary purpose for a Phase I water shortage is to alert the public that watering restrictions could be forthcoming.

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Rodriguez tapped to head Citrus County Community Services

Mariselle Rodriguez has taken over as the Citrus County Community Services director.

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Mariselle Rodriguez is the new Citrus County Community Services. She was formally introduced to the Board of Citrus County Commissioners at the BOCC’s regular meeting on Jan. 21 (January 21, 2020)

Mariselle Rodriguez has taken over as the Citrus County Community Services director.

She came to the job from Cleveland, Ohio.

Rodriguez was formally introduced to the Board of Citrus County Commissioners at the BOCC’s regular meeting on Jan. 21.

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