Labor Dept. cites Boca Raton contractor

BOCA RATON, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Action Roofing Services, Inc. – based in Pompano Beach, Fla. – for exposing employees to fall hazards at a worksite in Boca Raton, Fla.

The roofing contractor faces $51,952 in penalties.

OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. The agency cited the company for allowing employees to engage in roofing activities without a conventional fall protection system. It is the third such citation that OSHA has issued the contractor in the last three years.

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Roadwork to begin on N. Citrus Springs Blvd.

Resurfacing of N. Citrus Springs Blvd. from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (CR 39) is scheduled to be begin June 29, 2020.

Work should be completed in 100 calendar days, not including the upcoming holidays.

The contractor for the work is Pave-Rite, Inc. at a project cost of $970,546.58. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is funding 75% of this project through the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).

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Citrus County rolls out one-day watering schedule for all unincorporated areas

Citrus County has enacted mandatory irrigation restrictions effective immediately, in response to increased irrigation demands that resulted in groundwater withdrawals exceeding Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (SWFWMD) permitted amounts.

The new watering schedule is necessary to bring water use into permit compliance and avoid regulatory penalties.

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Arrest made in May 17 Circle K robbery in Crystal River

Jason Shanes

On Monday, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit arrested 33-year-old Jason Shanes of Lecanto for a robbery that occurred at the Circle K convenience store located at 6775 South Suncoast Blvd. in Crystal River.

On May 17, 2020 at approximately 04:30 a.m. a man wearing a mask, entered the store and proceeded behind the sales counter where the clerk saw him removing lottery tickets from the case. The man then knocked the clerk to the ground and fled the scene.

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County provides $70,000 local match for Colonnade Park Apartments project

Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director, John Edstrom, Rehab Specialist and Michelle Alford Housing Coordinator, conduct an on-site inspection and walk-through of the Coon Thursday, June 11, 2020.)

Citrus County Housing Services (CCHS) Division provided a $70,000 local match using State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) funds for the Colonnade Park affordable housing development in Inverness on Colonnade Street.

The development consists of 106, one-and two-bedroom units, and is slated for completion by the end of 2020.

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Recreational Red Snapper Season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

The recreational Red Snapper Season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26.

“I’m excited to announce the beginning of Florida’s recreational Red Snapper Season in state and federal Gulf waters beginning Thursday, June 11,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World and we are proud to welcome Floridians and visitors to participate in Red Snapper Season as our state moves forward with the safe re-opening of our economy.”

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