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Fort Island Gulf Beach Closed until further Notice – Boat Ramp Remains Open

Due to water testing results in the past week, in an abundance of caution, Citrus County Parks and Recreation has announced Fort Island Gulf Beach will be closed until further notice.

The Fort Island Gulf Beach Boat Ramp will remain open to the public.  Signage has been posted at the beach.

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DeSantis appoints 2 to Water District governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Bispham represents Manatee County and Weightman represents Pasco County.

Bispham, of Myakka City, is the owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida. Bispham is appointed to a four-year term.

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PDC seeks applications for vacancies

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for three (3) vacancies on the Planning and Development Commission (PDC).

The Board is seeking regular position members for terms beginning February 1, 2020 and ending on January 31, 2024.

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Community County Government Law & Order

Undercover FWC case ends in 3 arrests, 15 others cited

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas counties for violating state laws pertaining to illegally harvesting and selling various fish and wildlife.

Fifteen additional suspects were served with notice to appear citations in Levy, Orange, Pinellas and Broward counties.

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Citrus County names new assistant Administrator

Steven Lachnicht, Assistant Citrus County Administrator (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald)

Citrus County has named Steven Lachnicht, AICP, MPA as the new Assistant County Administrator.

Lachnicht was unanimously confirmed by the County Commission on July 23rd and began his new position on July 29.

Steve is a professional planner certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners with more than 25 years of experience in comprehensive planning and land development.

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Governor reappoints Schleicher to Southwest Florida Water Management District’s governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Joel Schleicher of Sarasota to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board for a four-year term. Schleicher represents Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

Schleicher was recently elected secretary of the Governing Board. He will begin his one-year term as secretary at the upcoming July 23 Governing Board meeting.