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Citrus County commissioners will meet Tuesday, Sept. 28, to discuss imposing a non-ad valorem special assessment for enhanced Medicaid payments for local services.

 

County commissioners will conduct a public hearing Tuesday to consider imposing a non-ad valorem special assessment for enhanced Medicaid payments for local services.

At their last meeting, board members approved the first step of the ordinance but waited to finalize it to make sure both local hospitals — Citrus Memorial Hospital and Bayfront Health Seven Rivers met the county’s requirements.

The two hospitals had not come to an agreement over the issue of indemnification; in this case holding the county harmless over a special assessment tax the two hospitals are requesting.

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Commissioner Ron Kitchen said he would not vote for it unless the county attorney Denise Dymond Lyn and County Administrator Randy Oliver said they are comfortable with the indemnification.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at the Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness.

Also on the agenda:

- Commissioners will discuss approving an agreement with C.W. Roberts Contracting to do the pavement improvements and obstacle-clearing project at the Crystal River Airport.

-  The board will discuss the current number of donations that have come in from the public for a new county animal shelter. The county wants to spend no more than $8-9 million on the facility.

- Commissioners will discuss a 3% across-the-board employee pay raise 

The board will also hold its final 2021-22 budget hearing at 5:01 p.m.

To view the entire agenda, visit http://citruscountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2687

Contact Chronicle reporter Michael D. Bates at 352-563-3205 or mbates@chronicleonline.com. To see more of his stories, visit  tinyurl.com/y6kb23vv.