Showing posts from June, 2006

Clean-Up July 1

An email from Neighborhood Coordinator Debbie Marks:

Good morning everyone. All but three of the medians got cleaned up last weekend. If you are available tomorrow morning - Sat. July 1, 7 - 10 a.m., please join your neighbors to finish the job. Have a great weekend! Debbie

Beauties of Lake Sarasota

Interested in helping keep Lake Sarasota beautiful? A group of people dedicated to doing just that meets this evening, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on the Lake.

We'll be discussing the repair and painting work of the walls at Westminister and Bee Ridge Rd.

Mauna Loa Clean-Up Saturday June 24

From Debbie:

Reminder: tomorrow - Saturday, June 24, from 7 - 10:00 a.m. there will be a clean-up of the medians on Mauna Loa. We'll be trimming trees, picking up trash, etc., Please join us if you're available. If you have chain saws (gas powered) or other trimming equipment, please bring that with you. Also, the beautification committee will meet on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion in Lakeview Park. We'll be discussing the repair and painting work of the walls at Westminister and Bee Ridge. Our next regular meeting will be on June 11th and I'll forward you the meeting place at a later date.

Beautification, Security, and more updates

Tonight's general neighborhood meeting was well attended, including some first-time residents and landlords. There was a good deal to report:

Deputy Scott Baker of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office took questions about late night noise, speeding, public nuisances, and trespassing. The general dispatch number for the Sheriff is (941) 316-1201. Both Deputy Baker and Deputy Pollack can be reached by email if you have any law enforcement questions and concerns:Deputy BakerDeputy PollockThe Beautification Commitee reported that it cleaned up the area around the entrance at Westminster and Bee Ridge on Saturday. Peter estimated that it will cost about $100 to repair the walls at that entrance. For more information, or to join the Beautification Committee, email Peter at Committee and any other interested neighbors will be meeting on Saturday, June 24, from 7 to 10 a.m. to clean up the median along Mauna Loa. If you can, bring a rake and gloves, and mark them …

Saturday Clean-Up

The Beautification Committee met Tuesday evening at the Westminster and Bee Ridge walls. The committee decided to meet there again on Saturday morning between 7 and 10:30 a.m. to clean up the area, remove debris, trim back trees and shrubs and begin preparing the walls for painting and lettering. If you are available Saturday morning, please bring your gardening tools and gloves and join us. Debbie is trying to get gloves and bags from Keep Sarasota Beautiful.


From Debbie:

The Beautification Committee is scheduled to meet at the walls at Westminster & Bee Ridge tonight at 6:30 p.m. If by chance it is raining, we will re-group there next Tuesday evening. Thanks! Debbie

Ongoing activities and upcoming events

The June 6th meeting was well attended. The group discussed community policing, beautification, traffic calming, and the recent Clean-Up. It was agreed to try to find an indoor location for general meetings, possibly at one of the nearby churches. And Debbie Marks will be inviting residents to join her in going door-to-door to meet residents and generate broader interest and support in revitalizing Lake Sarasota.

Coming up:
Tuesday, June 13: 6:30 p.m. Beautification Committee meeting at the Westminster site of the proposed Lake Sarasota entrance sign.Tuesday June 20: 6:30 p.m. General meeting.Saturday June 24: 7:30 a.m. Neighborhood effort to clean-up along Mauna Loa.

Update on June 6th meeting

An email from Sarasota County Neighborhood Organizer Debbie Marks:

Good morning all! This is your friendly reminder of our next meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Lakeview Park pavilion. We will be discussing the following items:

clean up day for the Mauna Loa Boulevard medians;voting on the new entryway signs; possible fund raisers;surveying the neighborhood; and- future meeting locations.
Please plan to attend and bring a neighbor, we really need to increase our participation. If you have any pull with a nearby church, please contact them to see if they would offer us a room for Tuesday evening meetings. Maybe if we had an air-conditioned room that we could depend on for the meetings and not have to be concerned with the chance of rain or the heat, we would have more people attend.

Special thanks to Dan and Judy Johnson and Robert and Dawn Steele for making the neighborhood meetings sign in the second median more permanent. Hopefully this help generate more participation.

One last note, some of …