Thursday, February 09, 2017

Contacts for Bee Ridge issues


The followings are the County-assigned contacts for Bee Ridge Rd now that the project is complete: 
·         Tree Trimming beyond project limits:  Tim Eiseler, 941-650-0738
·         Mowing:  Gregg Young 941-302-8164

Per the construction contract, “The County will be responsible for mowing, edging, trimming, and litter pick-up of all sodded areas”
·         Landscape and Irrigation System:  Alex Boudreau, 941-650-0765
·         This is currently being monitored/maintained under the “Plant Establishment Period and Contract Warranty” section of the construction contract until December 12, 2017.  “The contractor shall be responsible for regular maintenance of all landscaped beds, bioswales, mulched areas, shrubs, plants, trees and palms” 

.       Bioswales maintenance POC will be Gerald McClendon 941-315-5207
·         Roadway Lighting: Gary Spraggins 941-650-3306
·         Street Sweeping: Lynn Mison 941-861-0819
Add Robert Arciniega - 941-861-7548 - code enforcement - removal of inappropriate ads and signs along the road or in roundabouts.


County updates: Palmer Blvd part closed - tax assistance - dental health, more -

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net
Sarasota County has earned the Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award for the 14th year, a designation that recognizes exemplary performance by certified communities in creating clean, green and
beautiful communities.
A section of Palmer Boulevard between Iona Road and just to the east of Talon Lane/Gerry Road will be closed to traffic until March 20.
Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner reminds residents of the City of North Port, City of Sarasota, and Town of Longboat Key to register to vote by Feb. 13 to be eligible to vote in the March 14 elections.
The Sarasota County elections office mailed 10,417 vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots for the March 14 municipal elections. 
Free tax aid is available at locations throughout Sarasota County for filing federal income tax returns at AARP tax aid sites and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.
It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, junk and yard waste, as Sarasota County holds its annual free community cleanup in the Nokomis area from 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Sarasota County will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout 2017 at several county libraries.
The popular and romantic "Say I Do Again'" wedding vow renewal ceremony returns Feb. 14 to Siesta and Venice beaches.
The Florida Department of Health and Sarasota County Schools have launched a school-based dental sealant program designed to stop tooth decay (cavities) and the associated dental and health problems.
The deadline to file for a homestead exemption, a property tax benefit available to eligible homeowners, is March 1. Homeowners can receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on the assessed value of
their properties.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Brief meeting report with a few upcoming events

It was great to see such a large group at our Jan. 26th 2017 neighborhood meeting! Thanks to everyone who took time to share their concerns and meet some new neighbors. Our group exists


— to serve a social function

— to serve an educational function

— to beautify and unify the community


Our next meeting is set for March 9, 7-8:30 pm. We’ll be electing officers. Please consider taking a leadership role in this all-volunteer group.

We have two other upcoming events planned:

-- A work day at Hina Point Park. Feb. 25th at 9 a.m. Hina Park is the little park where Palau and Hina come together. Neighbors will be replacing rotted wood posts and doing some planting and mulching. (March 4 is the rain date.) Here's a flashback to when folks created the park.

-- After the huge success of our last neighborhood garage sale, we’re planning another one for March 25 from 8 a.m. to whenever you wish to close up. The neighborhood group will place an ad for the garage sale, but we don’t hand out maps or otherwise organize the event. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome.

-- And this is new: If you have items to sell but don’t want to hold your own yard sale, you'll be able to donate them to be sold to benefit the neighborhood group. Details to come.

A few code enforcement and law enforcement questions came up. This one-pager might be of use.

Mark your calendars and thanks.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Dear Lake,
Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net
Construction begins Jan. 26 on new mid-county Tax Collector Office at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road, Sarasota.
Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new transfer station at The Mall at University Town Center at 2 p.m., onMonday, Jan. 30.
Register now through Feb. 1 for the 28th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games which take place Feb.11-19, at venues throughout Sarasota and
Manatee counties.
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources' popular Sunrise Beach Walks return to Siesta and Nokomis beaches starting Feb. 1, and will run every Wednesday through March 29
Join Sarasota County at Fire Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve. This event is free and open to the public.
The deadline to file for a homestead exemption, a property tax benefit available to eligible homeowners, is March 1. Homeowners can receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on the assessed value of
their property.
The Florida Department of Health and Sarasota County Schools, have launched a school-based dental sealant program designed to stop tooth decay (cavities) and the associated dental and health problems.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Lake Sarasota residents meet Jan. 26th



The next regular meeting of the volunteer LSCG will be 7 pm on Jan. 26th, 2017, at Sarasota Alliance Church - the meeting rooms behind the main building.

All Lake Sarasota residents are welcome - bring your thoughts about how to improve the place you live.

Actually we have a lot of residents.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Electric car charging; County closed for MLK; New health services, more . . .



Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net
Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Sarasota County Department of Health, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the national observance celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther 
King Jr.
As electric vehicle use becomes increasingly popular, Sarasota County Government is launching a program to boost the number of charging stations across the county, with two workshops planned to provide program details.
The Sarasota County Department of Health and the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County remind families of males and females, starting at age nine, about the importance of getting the cancer prevention Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. 
The popular Winter Arts and Crafts Show returns for the fifth year to the Englewood Sports Complex on Saturday, Jan. 21
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is accepting applications for a scholarship to be awarded by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections this year. 
The Sarasota County Department of Health will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during January.
The deadline for enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage this year is Jan. 31.
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Sarasota, Florida 34236 
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