Thursday, September 03, 2015

County Update - Labor Day Closures, Mobile Health, Comp Plan

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Sarasota County's beach lifeguard operational hours will change startingTuesday, Sept. 8, due to the end of summer and the close of Labor 
Day weekend.
Sarasota County Public Libraries will be promoting their Learning Express resources during the month of September. Learning Express Library is an online learning resource for academic and career development designed for both students and adults.
Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and Historical Resources will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the 
Labor Day holiday.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 12 sites around the county during September.
Attend a Comprehensive Plan Workshop
 
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Traffic to shift to north soon; Five streets will soon close

Traffic will shift to northern lanes soon. Access to Bee Ridge will be closed on five streets in the near future: Maui, Allan, Coleridge, Chaucer and Eton.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

County Update


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Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources will host its fourth annual Pioneer Days Family Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, on Dearborn Street in Englewood.
A tennis court resurfacing project at Hecksher Park in Venice is scheduled to begin next week. The resurfacing is being done in phases to allow three of the six courts to be available for play at any time
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is inviting the community to take part in National Public Lands Day through a volunteer event at Woodmere Park in Venice on Sept. 26.
Attend a Comprehensive Plan Workshop
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Sarasota, Florida 34236 
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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at https://www.scgov.net/ADA/Pages/default.aspx.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eastbound Bus Route Now in Effect

As of August 15, SCAT has begun its rerouted path off of Bee Ridge into Lake Sarasota. This path was outlined in May, and is active now and for the next few months while road construction continues on Bee Ridge.

Basically the Eastbound Bus Route now is:

Right on Middlesex, left on Berkshire, left on Wake, and left on Bee Ridge.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Meeting with County set - update

Residents of Lake Sarasota have requested a meeting with several County services. The intention is to focus quite tightly on matters of community safety and counteracting bad actors (by which we do not mean Tom Cruise).

The question is how as a neighborhood we can better work with existing resources - the County, Sheriff, Parks and Rec, and more to improve the quality and safety of Lake Sarasota.

County Neighborhood Services, Law Enforcement, and someone from Parks and Rec will be on hand. We wish to discuss a range of options including:

1. Seeking a neighborhood grant to place motion-detecting cameras at strategic locations;

2. Learning the formal procedure for contacting banks and landlords whose property is in disrepair, housing criminal activity, or inhabited by squatters;

3. Reviewing proactive resident measures such as Citizen Patrol;

4. Designing a better and more strategic line of communications with the Sheriff, Code Enforcement, Parks, and other County resources, and 

5. Asking to be considered for street lighting on at least the main thoroughfares of Lake Sarasota.

6. Discussing areas where flooding occurs on roads and intersections in Lake Sarasota.


Corner: Tarawa and Lanai

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions relevant to community safety, feel free to offer them via lakesarasota@gmail.com. 

Thank you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

County Updates: App for recycling, Little Free Libraries

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Sarasota County's Solid Waste Division is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app that will help you better manage your 
household waste.
Gulf Gate Public Library recently earned LEED Silver certification, which recognizes the application of best-in-class building strategies and practices for improved environmental and human health. 
The Venice Community Center will be closed to the public Aug. 10-14 
for maintenance.
The local country music sensation, One Night Rodeo, is bringing their full-throttle sounds and high-octane show back to the Venice Community Center. 
Vendors at the Sarasota Farmers Market are going green thanks to Sarasota County's Green Business Partnership.
Sustainability - UF/IFAS Extension offices are offering a class on the Little Free Libraries at Twin Lakes Park.
A portion of Jackson Road in Venice is expected to remain closed to traffic for about three more weeks as a contractor works to replace a failing stormwater pipe.
Local agencies are working together to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity for nursing mothers and infants and to recognize breastfeeding friendly agencies in honor of National Breastfeeding Month.
Access Sarasota is undergoing maintenance.  Local live meeting coverage will continue, but scheduled programming will be temporarily interrupted.  

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1660 Ringling Blvd., 
Sarasota, Florida 34236 
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Sarasota County Update

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Local agencies are working together to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity for nursing mothers and infants and to recognize breastfeeding friendly agencies in honor of National Breastfeeding Month.
This is the last week to vote for Gulf Gate Public Library and Sarasota County beach pavilions, nominees in the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects People's Choice Competition.
Walton Ranch Preserve in North Port and T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice are temporarily closed due to flooding, Sarasota County staff announced Wednesday, July 29.
A portion of Jackson Road in Venice will be temporarily closed to through traffic after county crews discovered a pipe failure Wednesday.
Residents from Sarasota, Longboat Key, Venice, North Port and the surrounding communities are invited to talk with leaders of the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) and state HIV/AIDS program at the High Impact Prevention Town Hall meeting to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the William L. Little Health & Human Services Center, 2200 Ringling Blvd. (Auditorium), Sarasota.  
Sarasota County Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Glenridge on Palmer Ranch are teaming up to offer a free storm spotter training class on Friday, Aug. 7
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 13 sites around the county during August. 
Access Sarasota is undergoing maintenance.  Local live meeting coverage will continue, but scheduled programming will be 
temporarily interruped.  
Attend a Comprehensive Plan Workshop
 
About Us
Sarasota County Government 
1660 Ringling Blvd., 
Sarasota, Florida 34236 
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at https://www.scgov.net/ADA/Pages/default.aspx.

Crews work Saturday if weather allows

Thursday, July 23, 2015

County Updates



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Sarasota County's Procurement division has been honored for "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" by the National Procurement Institute (NPI), an organization dedicated to establishing and developing efficient purchasing methods and practices in governmental, educational and institutional procurement. 
Sarasota County Commissioners recently approved a new lease with the Sarasota Family YMCA, which means reduced entry fees for the aquatic center located at Potter Park for non-YMCA members. 
Motorists are urged to use caution as construction work on the Myakka River Bridge is slated to begin this week, with the project eyed for completion in Spring 2017. 
Gulf Gate Public Library and Sarasota County beach pavilions are nominees in the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects People's Choice Competition.
Access Sarasota is undergoing maintenance.  Local live meeting coverage will continue, but scheduled programming will be 
temporarily interruped.  
About Us
Sarasota County Government 
1660 Ringling Blvd., 
Sarasota, Florida 34236 
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at https://www.scgov.net/ADA/Pages/default.aspx.
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