Virtual information meeting for Suncoast Parkway Cardinal Interchange planning

BOCC SealCitrus County Growth Management Department has created a virtual Information Meeting for the Suncoast Parkway 2 Cardinal Interchange available at www.citrusbocc.com, located on the homepage under Recent News or at Youtube https://youtu.be/TdhkyHnuYms.

The virtual meeting is a narrated PowerPoint presentation by Assistant County Administrator Steve Lachnicht and Growth Management Director Michael Sherman, AICP.

The presentation includes instructions for public input.

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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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Time to end state of emergency in county

Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith, District 3

State of Emergencies are for emergencies, not convenience.

Recently President Trump made a passing statement about the possibility of using disinfectants and his comments sounded like he suggested that we ingest them.

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Outdoor seating: What county restaurants need to know

The Governor’s new Executive Order 20-112 has provisions for outdoor seating for restaurants to re-open at 25 percent of their current building occupancy.

In light of the 25 percent occupancy limitation, some restaurants may wish to increase their occupant load by incorporating outside seating or service areas.

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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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Citrus County Meals on Wheels looking to partner with local restaurants

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has recently entered into a partnership with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to Support Meals to the Elderly.

With this partnership in place Governor Ron DeSantis has recently announced restaurants and food establishments can become emergency meal vendors and provide meals to seniors who are homebound or are self-isolating for protection.

“Restaurants are the very fabric of communities across Florida,” said Carol Dover, President & CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

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