Mr. Gregory said, “If I had been appraiser when Les Cook wanted to go to Tyler Technologies for the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s office online presence I would have gone online to see what kind of reputation the company had. Well, I wasn’t the Property Appraiser and he didn’t, but as one of the employees who would be working with the new system I thought it important to investigate for myself what the new system would have in store for us.” And this is what he discovered: Nassau County, New York had been using Tyler Technologies for 5 years and the Nassau County, New York had all kinds of problems with them, not the least of which, was the fact the company’s system had been taxing the buildings of county government for property taxes! Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island". Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county. At the time Mr. Gregory did his investigation into Tyler Technologies, he said “this information was readily available, over the ensuing years Tyler Technologies had worked out it problems with Nassau County, New York and now has a 20 to 30 million dollar contract with the county for it’s online presence.” Mr. Gregory also stated, “it’s not the end of the story and he had given this information directly to Gerry Mulligan who doesn’t want anything to do with it, least of all to publish it in the Chronicle. After fulfilling the remainder of Geoffreys Greene’s term and winning an election with no opposition Les Cook came to the Meadowcrest office in Crystal River, calling all the staff into the conference room and told them that he no longer wanted to use the “MARS” program that had been used since the Administration of Ron Schlutz. Gregory said, “Cook told everyone in the conference room he was tired of giving Schlutz’s relatives the license fee for the program every year and that’s how the office got involved with Tyler Technologies.” Mr. Gregory went on to say the crux of the manner was the fact that the Meadowcrest Complex acquire in 2014 for 3.3 million dollars in 2019 the Property Appraiser’s Office had it valued at 2.5 million, loosing $800,00 in fair market value in the intervening years and was and is still being assessed for property taxes!” “Buildings owned by the County are not taxed by the County, any commercial businesses in the complex would pay Tangible Taxes to the County. So where is the money going starting with the $39,000.00 from the 2014 Tax Bill that the County paid to itself?Continue reading “YES VOTERS IT’S CALLED A “SLUSH FUND””
The Presidential Preference Primary for 2016 in Citrus County, FL begins FRIDAY (TODAY) March 4, 2016 and lasts until March 12, 2016! The early voting stations are located as shown below:
Beverly Hills, Crystal River, Homosassa, and Inverness.
TEAM CHRISTINE’ in partnership with The Plantation on Crystal River and the Chirichella family will be hosting a 4 man / women Golf scramble at the prestigious golf course Plantation Golf & Country Club in Crystal River Florida…This event is going to be on the 21st of March to help support my wife Melissa Noll Brown, her son Robert Chirichella who was diagnosed with a very rare form of brain cancer back in..November 2014..Absolutely 100% of all monies fundraised or donated thru this event will go directly to help him with the overwelming cost of treatment not covered by his current insurance..They’lll be prizes, food, fellowship, a hole in 1 contest with a chance to win a BRAND NEW KIA and much much more….Robert and his family, his wife Samantha Chirichella and their little guy Trey are local folks raised in this great community…You may stop into the Plantation to pick up a flyer, you can also pay there as well Melissa Noll Brown and I will personally mail or drop off a flyer to you…If you are unable to make it you can personally help by going to GoFundMe.org, type in Robert"s full name and donate that way as well..If you have questions of you want to play, message me personally, TEAM CHRISTINE is honored to help in anyway we can, we’d love to pack the golf course on the 21st of March, hope to see you there….#wagehopeforrobert
Approximately at 1:30 P.M Wednesday, March 18, 2015 there was a multiple vehicle accident on hwy 44 in the east bound land around the area of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Crystal Oaks entrance to 44. It appear 4 vehicles were involved with the worst damage being incurred by a later model pickup that had it’s roof crushed down to the side of the truck bed, the Medical Examiner wagon was there, further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Update: Lehman Strickland 67 of Inverness was killed and his wife Sandra was airlifted to Bayonet Point with serious injuries.
A bad accident occurred in front of the turn into Meadowcrest Blvd in Crystal River today, Thursday, May 9, 2013. It was between a motorcyclist and possible a smaller SUV type vehicle. The rider of the bike appeared to be seriously hurt. The highway patrol and Citrus Sheriff’s office were on the scene with traffic being directed through the parking lot of the West Citrus Center government building.
Sid Kennedy while waiting at the new traffic light was confused by the flashing yellow arrow and made the turn into MeadowCrest Blvd directly in front of the motorcyclist, Benjamin Barlow, 27, of Homosassa. Barlow received serious injuries of a broken leg and possible head injuries. Mr. Barlow was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he is listed as being in critical condition at this time.