• Ideas for the county

    We need impact fees, now. All new construction of residential and commercial property should pay them. Period. Moving into an existing home or business, no. If our commissioners cannot vote this way, let’s get rid of them in the next election.

    Litter: Pay inmates a couple of dollars an hour for picking up litter on our roads. These monies would stay in an account for them and they can only receive it upon completion of their sentence and vacating the jail. This way they would have a little money to start a new life.

  • Good things are happening, daily

    Reading of the complaints daily and the occasional glad tiding. Let’s not forget about the election win or lose, but it’s over. I want to let the folks know of good going on.

  • Leaders need to focus

    I am writing in response to issues Citrus County leaders need to focus on. I’m sure this is nothing new, but I guess I just don’t get it.

    I purchased a couple of properties a few years ago in the Inverness Acres area that consists of all dirt streets. I didn’t have a problem with this, assuming the city would at least maintain them, being Inverness Acres is in the city limits. Wrong. 

  • Look outside the county for funds

    We were glad to see that a group has taken on the project of the shelter for the animals of Citrus County. We agree that this is not a taxpayer’s function, especially with all the other needs of the country for programs that are of general welfare to all residents. However, we also acknowledge that there is a need for this and the fact that an animal-loving group has accepted the county’s generous offer to provide the site and assist with the planning, is much appreciated by the rest of us.

  • More access to Gulf needed

    What we need here is more access to the Gulf. Fishing in the bay is usually only good in winter months. We don’t use the Barge Canal ramp because of the drop off. What I want to know is why you are not forking out the measly $34,000 to fix the Fort Island Beach ramp, we’re waiting for FEMA? As soon as it gets close to scallop season, see how quickly we need to fix that ramp then for the tourists. Not for us locals, who are crammed at the first ramp (I won’t even go it’s such a headache).

  • Community makes Christmas successful

     Thanks to our giving community, Citrus United Basket had another successful Christmas season. We were able to provide Christmas dinner to over 600 households, and Christmas toys to over 850 children.

  • Rehab gave best care after knee surgery

    I am writing to tell you about an experience I recently had. I had double knee replacement on Nov. 8, 2016. That night my right kneecap got shattered and had to go back into surgery on Nov. 9 to try to fix the kneecap. I was in the hospital until Nov. 12 when they transferred me to Diamond Ridge for rehab. I have to say that was the best care I have ever received. The people there are the kindest, most caring and most sincere people I have ever met, bar none. I would like to give a shout out to a few of the people that did so much for me.

  • Caring people in Citrus County
  • You have to catch her first

    In response to Harley Lawrence’s letter, Jan. 18.

    Dear Harley: In order for you to accomplish your great desire to have Hillary Clinton put behind bars for federal crimes, I suggest you need to catch her first. Then you need to get a job as a guard at a very prestigious jail where you could stand watch over Hillary to make sure she doesn’t escape. 

  • Trump will be our 45th POTUS

    In spite of Mr. Messersmith’s vitriolic and largely insulting assertions in a 

    Jan. 18 letter to the Chronicle, Donald Trump is the 45th president-elect of the United States. 

    I voted for The Donald, as did a significant majority of Citrus County residents who bothered to exercise their franchise. I marked my ballot for him and not a Democrat because he most represented my political, economic and societal perspectives.