County briefs 7/9/14

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By The Staff

Port authority meeting set July 22

The Citrus County Port Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, in Room 100 of the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. 

The following items are on the agenda:

+ Discussion on the status of the Port Feasibility Study.

+ Request for authorization for development of an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the Barge Canal boat ramp/marina development.

+ Discussion of the Port Administration Transition Plan.

Those interested in reviewing the agenda may visit the Clerk of the Courts website at http://citruscountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx.


Workshop to teach sustainable gardens

Citrus County Florida-Friendly Landscaping is offering a free gardening workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.

Selecting the right plant for the right place is the key to creating an attractive yet sustainable garden. Selecting the right plant requires knowledge of the plants local hardiness, exposure, mature size and cultural requirements.

This workshop will discuss plant materials that are used successfully in our hardiness zone, their growing characteristics and qualities. Large trees, orna­mental trees, buffer shrubs, large shrubs, low shrubs, groundcover, perennials and annuals will be the topic. Classes are at the Citrus County Extension Service, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 to confirm participation.


Duke to host open house for gas plant

Duke Energy Florida will host an open house on the proposed combined-cycle natural gas plant near the existing Crystal River Energy Complex.

The free event, open to the public, is from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Magnolia room at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Light refreshments will be served.

Duke staff will provide information about the combined-cycle natural gas technology, project schedule, approval and permitting process and environmental protection aspects. 


Voter registration at Crystal River Mall

The League of Women Voters of Citrus County will register voters from noon to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays each month through September at the Crystal River Mall on U.S. 19.

New residents and new voters must register to be able to vote. If you have an address change, a name change, a party designation change or if your signature has changed, you will need to re-register. Absentee voter applications will be available.

The LWVCC is a nonpartisan, educational organization. For more information, email lwvcc2013@gmail.com or call 352-382-0032.