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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Public Workshop to be held on Cardinal Street Interchange Future Land Use

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a Public Workshop on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 100, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida.

The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss a proposed new Future Land Use Map Category at the new Cardinal Street Interchange within an area previously designated as an Interchange Management Area (IMA) and shown on the map below.

For more information phone, 352-527-5226.

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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CARES Act funding available for qualifying small businesses

To stimulate the local economy, Governor Ron DeSantis has awarded Citrus County $6,528,498 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funds.

The Citrus County CARES Small Business Grant Program, approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on July 14, will provide recovery grants of $7,500 to eligible small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID‐19 Pandemic.

The intent of the grant is to offset the temporary loss of revenue and assist these businesses in their efforts to recover in the aftermath of this historic global pandemic.

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Local woman seeks 5G moratorium

The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County.

On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you.

Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.

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