County briefs 5/31/14

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By The Staff

Gardening workshop offered June 10

Citrus County Florida-Friendly Landscaping will offer a free gardening workshop on from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.

The University of Florida developed the nine basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices, which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful gardens. These practices allow gardeners to create beautiful landscapes generating little or no impact on water resources. Selection of the right plant for the right location, efficient irrigation, proper fertilization and responsible pest management are several of the topics discussed during this workshop.

The class will be at the Citrus County Extension Service building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. 

Call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 to confirm participation. 


Yulee sidewalk topic of July 31 meeting

A town hall meeting has been scheduled at the Homosassa Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. Commissioner John “JJ” Kenney and representatives of Cardno-TBE, project engineers, will be presenting information on the Yulee Drive sidewalk project, which is proposed to run from Central Street to U.S. 19. 

The proposed sidewalk is approximately 2.8 miles in length and is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and administered by Citrus County under the Local Agency Program. 

This public meeting is to present the project area and take public comment and input regarding the sidewalk project. All citizens are welcome to attend. For questions, call Walt Eastmond at 352-527-5446.


Water district qualifying nears

The Homosassa Special Water District election will be conducted this year in conjunction with the 2014 general election and will be limited to registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the Homosassa Special Water District. This election will be for Commission Seats 2 and 4. 

Candidates qualify to have their name placed on the ballot by either submitting 25 valid petitions or by paying the $25 qualifying fee. Qualifying information can be obtained by calling Elizabeth Atkinson at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-341-6751.

Qualifying for this election runs from noon Monday, June 16, to noon Friday, June 20. Candidates qualify in person at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Inverness. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. 

Registration to vote in this election will end at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.