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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Detectives investigate body found near intersection

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On Tuesday morning, the body of 29-year-old Dustin Arthur Chandler was discovered near the intersection of West Pine Ridge Boulevard and North Amarillo Drive.

Citrus County deputies responded and secured the scene upon their arrival.

Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Specialists arrived and immediately began working the area to gather vital evidence and conduct interviews. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene and is assisting with this case.

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Hernando drug search warrant nets 2 arrests

Some of the evidence seized in Hernando following a drug arrest warrant served on a home there (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on July 22, 2020

Two Hernando residents were arrested on Wednesday after the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed a search warrant at 7168 N. Whippoorwill Terrace in Hernando.

Tammy Jo Bryant
Ronald Alfred Mesick

Detectives arrested the homeowner, 31-year-old Ronald Mesick Jr., as well as the home’s other resident, 50-year-old Tammy Bryant. During their search of the house, detectives located fentanyl, methamphetamine, cannabis, a 9mm pistol and a 12 gauge shotgun.

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FWC approves stone crab regulation changes; effective Oct. 1

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission logoAt its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to recreational and commercial stone crab regulations.

Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing.

FWC staff worked with stakeholders on these changes that are intended to increase the stone crab population and build resiliency in the fishery.

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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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