Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Looking Ahead

A note from our Neighborhood Coordinator, Debbie Marks:

Good afternoon everyone - just a reminder of the January 9, 2007 meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Baptist Church, 7091 Proctor Road. We'll be finalizing the plans for the community garage sale on January 20th. If you have not registered to participate in the garage sale, please do so with Dawn Steele (dsteele@firstbenefits.net) so that we may show you on the map we will be handing out at the entrance.
Also, if anyone is available to help move some landscape bricks, please let me know. We're trying to get them moved this week.
Happy New Year and hope to see you on Jan. 9.
Thanks!

Debbie
Debbie Marks
Sarasota County Government
Senior Planner, Neighborhood Services
1660 Ringling Boulevard, 4th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 861-5865

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A brief belated update

Delayed by holiday lunacy, here are highlights from the final Community Group meeting of Dec. 12th:

There's a good chance the front entrance at Mauna Loa will be reconfigured in the coming year, as a result of the creation of a new turn lane at the intersection with Bee Ridge there.

Laura announced plans for a sign made of better material for that entrance - with County funds, Debbie said we might be able to order two signs. The foliage on the sign has been changed from a palm tree to cattails, both as truer to our ecological niche and more aesthetically pleasing.

Citizens Patrol will hold another training session for new recruits on Jan. 30th, 6:30 p.m., at Sarasota Baptist Church. The session should only last about 45 minutes, says organizer George Morgan.

There was some preliminary discussion of a plan to make some improvements to Lakeview Park - that's the park next to the Dog Park. Clearing brush, fixing the pump, improving the boatramp, locking the gate to keep out vehicular traffic at night were among the suggestions. Here's what it apparently once looked like:



Also there's an idea to create a butterfly garden on some unused land inside the subdivision, possibly on a lot between Lancaster and Westminster.

Susan announced the first three winners of the Yard of the Month award, and the signs are up on the yards. She welcomes donations for gifts to winners.

Residents on Jarvis and Lago will be interested in the results of a Jan. 9th County Commission meeting that will address installation of a water line along those roads. These are the last homes in the subdivision to be connecting to the county's water system.

Next General Meeting: Jan. 9th, 6:30 p.m., Sarasota Baptist.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Be Part of the Giant Neighborhood Yard Sale

On Jan. 20th, 2007, Lake Sarasota will hold a community-wide Yard Sale, and all neighbors are welcome to join in. The sale, which will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the 20th, will be listed in the newspaper and advertised to the entire county.

In addition, we'll be creating a map of Lake Sarasota listing and showing every house that is participating in the yard sale. To be on the map, email your name and address to Dawn no later than Jan. 10th.

Whether you do participate in the yard sale, plan to come out on the 20th for free refreshments and a chance to meet your neighbors and learn more about the community.

If you need to use snail mail, the Lake Sarasota Community Group address is:

Lake Sarasota
PO Box 21983
Sarasota, FL 34276

Monday, December 11, 2006

Citizen Patrol - next training session

From Laura:

Hello to all,
We have the room at Sarasota Baptist church reserved for Jan. 30 @ 6:30 - 8:00 for the next training session.

And the room for our general meetings is confirmed for the entire year for every second Tuesday of each month @ 6:30.

Thank You :)

General Meeting Tomorrow

The next Community Group General Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Room 100 of Sarasota Baptist, at Proctor and Hand. Stay current with updates on our initiatives and help us plan for the Winter Neighborhood Garage Sale set for Jan. 20.