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Commissioners approve to explore alternative revenue sources
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Commissioners approve to explore alternative revenue sources

Citrus County, Florida-- In a 4-1 vote, Commissioners approved a motion to explore alternative revenue sources such as Municipal Services Benefit Units (MSBU) and Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) during the regular board meeting of the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday. 

Commissioners are trying to find other ways to bring revenue into the County, without relying on one taxpayer such as Progress Energy/Duke. 

Back in November, Commissioners heard a presentation given by a representative from Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson about these different revenue options.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the representative explained what the firm could provide explaining an MSBU for Road Resurfacing, MSBU for Fire Protection and an MSTU for road patrol services. 

The Board approved a scope of services agreement with the firm for the development and implementation of these three revenue options, though Commissioner Adams opposed the motion. 

In other business, Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a contract for professional services with Tetra Tech Inc. in the amount of 53,710 in an effort to obtain funding under the RESTORE Act. 

Commissioners also unanimously approved a change of land use designation to allow the development of a radio broadcasting facility in Crystal Glen, which is located along Hwy 44 in Lecanto.     

In a 4-1 vote, Commissioners approved creating the position of Executive Director of Tourism effective, February 13, 2013.  The position will be paid from tourist taxes collected with no impact on ad valorem taxes.  Commissioner Adams opposed the motion. 

Commissioners unanimously voted to approve $150,000 to Aquatic Services for additional funds so mechanical harvesting may continue with the County-maintained aquatic trails.

 

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