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The Withlacoochee River:
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The Withlacoochee River - Gateway to the Nature Coast

April 16, 2014
Contact: Diane Salz

Proclaiming April as Water Conservation and Springs Protection Month

LECANTO, FL ----- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties will be accepting applications for its fiscal year 2014-15 Local Government Grants Program, beginning May 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted no later than June 30, 2014, and the program is intended to fund water conservation-related projects on a matching basis. View Applications and instructions. Proposals will be considered by the Authority’s Board of Directors at the July and August meetings, and grants will be awarded at the September meeting. The Authority voted to set aside $130,000 for these grants while voting to retain the current year per capita assessment rate of $0.19. Water conservation continues to be the most cost-effective way to stretch limited fresh ground water suppies in order to meet the region’s growing demand. Resolutions were adopted by the Board proclaiming April as both water conservation and springs protection month. The next Authority Board of Directors meeting will be on May 21st at 3:30 pm at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.

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City of Belleview

City of Belleview Open Position Notice
April 16, 2014

City of Belleview - Public Works Director

This highly responsible professional and administrative position involves planning, organizing, directing and staffing of the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Department is comprised of water, wastewater, solid waste, parks, cemetery, streets and storm water collection operations. There is considerable latitude for independent judgment and initiative. This position is hired by and reports to the City Commission until such time as a City Manager may be appointed.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred; supplemented by five years increasingly responsible governmental experience including supervisory / management experience in water, wastewater or general public works areas that would include streets, parks, solid waste, storm water management; or a Professional Engineer License through the State of Florida supplemented by ten years increasingly responsible supervisory / management experience in the aforementioned areas of public works.

Salary and Benefits:

Position salary range $71,307 - $110,472.

A complete job description is available at: http://www.belleviewfl.org/hr/Pages/Vacant-Position.aspx


May 12, 2014 - 9:00am - Application cycle closes

May 27, 2014 - 5:00pm - Special Commission Meeting to interview applicants

Veteran’ Preference:

Preference in appointment will be extended to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans with documentation of status (DD-214) at time of application.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sandi McKamey, MMC, CPM
City Clerk/Administrator
City of Belleview

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February 19, 2014
Contact: Diane Salz

Citrus County Commissioner Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato

LECANTO, FL ----- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties honored the Authority’s immediate past---chairman, Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato, for his outstanding leadership. Commissioner Damato served as Authority chairman from January 2012 through January 2014, during an important period of time when the Authority was selecting its new executive director, Mr. Richard Owen, and transitioning into a new permanent office in the Lecanto Government Building. During his tenure, Commissioner Damato led the Authority through a variety of critical projects to the benefit of the entire four---county Withlacoochee region, including: joint funding of water supply projects for member governments; a regional irrigation evaluation pilot program; the Authority's regional water supply plan update; repeal of out---of---date agency rules; update of the Authority interlocal agreement; and advocacy for the Authority and member governments on such issues as springs protection and the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs).

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January 15, 2014
Contact: Diane Salz

New Leaders Ready to Meet New Challenges

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties began the new year by electing new officers at it’s regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Newly elected officers are:

  • Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins, chairman;
  • Sumter County Commissioner Al Butler, vice-chair;
  • Marion County Commissioner Stan McClain, Treasurer.

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The next meeting of the WRWSA Board of Directors will be:
May 21, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Lecanto Government Center
Room 166
3600 W. Sovereign Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461
View the complete Board Meeting Schedule for 2014
(with downloadable Documents: Agenda, Minutes, & Board Package - as they become available)
Final Report: Compliance Economic Review in .pdf format
The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) announces public workshops to which all persons are invited:
The WRWSA Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
will meet on the following dates:
The April 2nd TAC meeting has been RESCHEDULED

May 15, 2014
2-4 p.m.

Printable Meeting Notice in .pdf format
Room 280,
Lecanto Government Building
3600 W. Sovereign Path,
Lecanto, FL 34461
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority TAC meetings are held to provide input to and feedback on the major components of the 2013 Regional Water Supply Plan Update. This input and feedback is to the WRWSA staff and contractor working on the update.
View additional information
(with downloadable meeting Agendas - as they become available)
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