County briefs 9/1/14

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By The Staff

­Labor Day closings announced

The following business and government offices are closed or have changes to their schedules due to the Labor Day holiday:

+ Citrus County government offices are closed today in observance of Labor Day. 

The county landfill is closed today and will return to normal business hours on Tuesday. 

All community buildings are closed. Parks are open for regular business hours, as well as Bicentennial Park pool and Central Ridge pool.

Animal Services is closed but will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday.

+ FDS Disposal Inc. is closed today.

All Monday recycle customers, residents within the city limits of Crystal River, and yard waste customers will be collected on Tuesday.

All twice-per-week trash customers will be collected on Thursday.


Herbicide treatment planned this week

From Sept. 2 to 19, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau using EPA-

approved herbicides. Water lettuce will be maintained using the herbicides Clipper and Reward. Boat trails will be maintained using the herbicide Glyphosate.

There is no restriction on the use of treated waters for recreational activities, such as fishing or swimming.

Water treated with Reward should not be used for domestic purposes or irrigation for five days; for livestock or domestic animals for one day; and drinking water for one day (does not apply to tap or well water).

Clipper-treated areas have a five-day irrigation restriction on ornamentals grown in greenhouses or nurseries.

There are no restrictions in Glyphosate-treated areas.

Scheduled treatments may be delayed due to adverse environmental conditions.

If these invasive plants are not controlled, recreational activities, navigation, flood control and fish and wildlife populations may be negatively impacted.

For information, call Terry Sullivan, regional biologist, at 352-726-8622.