County briefs 5/10/14

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­Apply now for Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone Development Agency is accepting applica­tions for one position. The agency was formed in December 2012 in accordance with state statute requiring the governing body appoint a board of commissioners of the agency. 

This board discusses economic opportunities and tax incentives for businesses within the enterprise zones. The applicant for this opening must reside within one of the enterprise zone areas. This position will be for a term of four years and will expire on April 30, 2018. 

The application form is available at www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commissioners/advboards/advisory_board_application....

Send a completed application together with a recent résumé, to Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, Attn: Amy Pace, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 292, Lecanto, FL 34461; or, for information, call 352-527-5258.


Downtown Democrats to meet Tuesday

The Downtown Democratic Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the B&W drugstore in Inverness.


Water line work to cause lane closures

The city of Crystal River is replacing and upgrading water lines in the vicinity of the high school during the month of May. 

This project is funded from a Community Development Block Grant the city received from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

During the course of this second phase of work, there will be intermittent lane and road closures north of State Road 44 at the following locations:

+ Northeast Eighth Avenue at Northeast 12th Street, Northeast 12th Terrace, Northeast 13th Street, and Northeast 13th Terrace

+ Northeast Seventh Avenue at Northeast 12th Street, Northeast 12th Terrace, Northeast 13th Street, and Northeast 13th Terrace

Detour routes will be established during road closures. 

Only one intersection will be affected at a time. 

For more information, call 352-795-4216, ext. 314.


Waterways task force meeting set Monday

The Citrus County Task Force of the Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166.

There will be five presentations, most short, with question-and-answer periods.

Also on the agenda:

+ Update on Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) — a scientific determination of the maximum amount of a given pollutant that a surface water can absorb and still meet water quality standards. 

+ Mercury TMDL discussion.

+ Freshwater Electrofishing sampling efforts.

+ Managing forests for increased regional water yield.

+ Quarterly water quality reports.

Questions and comments are welcome. 

Suggestions for projects and ideas for consideration are also welcome.

For more information, call Al Grubman at 352-726-2201 or Jennifer Noland at 352-796-7211, ext. 4378.