County briefs 3/5/14

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By The Staff

­Attorney to speak to Citrus County Council

Acting County Attorney Kerry Parsons will be the guest speaker at next week’s meeting of the Citrus County Council (CCC), a citizens’ watchdog group.

Parsons has served in her position since October and will give information about county legal issues to members of the CCC and members of the public, who are invited to attend.

At this meeting, Commissioner John “JJ” Kenney will be the “Commissioner in the Spotlight” to discuss current county issues. Other county staff members also will give updates, as will heads of CCC committees.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, for refreshments and networking, with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. at the Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.

​Questions can be sent to: secretary@citruscountycouncil.org​.

Volunteers welcome for cleanup effort

All interested volunteers are welcome at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Withlachoochee Gulf Preserve for a spring cleanup.

Help is needed to make the preserve look nice for the next round of programs slated there, including the March 15 and 16 BioBlitz weekend.

Work typically involves picking up wind-blown palm fronds, mulching the butterfly garden, weeding and other cleaning. Volunteers will also clean the interior of the Ellie Schiller Education Center.

Participants should bring gloves and loppers (to trim some limbs in the trails), as well as rakes and brooms. Other cleaning supplies will be provided.

Soccer fields to close for maintenance

The soccer fields at Homosassa Area Recreation Park and Holden Park will be closed from March 10 until April 4 to public use due to maintenance requirements. 

For information, call Grounds Maintenance at 352-527-5760.