BOCC’s meeting over EMS ‘failings’ ends with angry words
Tempers flared on Feb. 13 at the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting. The BOCC is not satisfied that the Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) is providing quality ambulance service in the county. The meeting ended as the NCEMS lawyer attempted to speak, but was subsequently asked to sit down (February 13, 2020).
‘She loves out loud’ Day observed on Feb. 15
The Citrus County Commission has declared that Feb. 15, 2020 is “She Loves Out Loud Day” in Citrus County. The event is celebrated throughout the state as a time of prayer seeking God’s favor in the lives of everyone; in particular, lives of women and children. (February 13, 2020)
County demands EMS contract compliance
The Citrus County Commission is reacting to reports of poor response times by the Nature Coast EMS. The commission will send out a letter that requires NCEMS to comply with its county contract within 45 days of the letter’s receipt. (Jan. 7, 2020)
County Commissioner Kitchen alleges error in fact in ridership
Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen wonders if a local newspaper considered fact-checking before writing a story and editorial about the number of riders who were allegedly barred from using the Citrus County Transit bus system. (January 7, 2020)
Janice Tuten of Hernando accused Citrus County Commission Chairman Brian Coleman of singling her out in a recent action in which, she said, the county’s Code Enforcement department took her mobile home, possessions and an adjacent structure from her property. (December 16, 2019)
EMS response time questioned
A group of Ozello residents have complained that EMS response times are far higher than what they believe they should be. They told Citrus County Commissioners that, for them, the longest wait time for paramedic service by Naturecoast EMS was 80 minutes. (December 16, 2019).