Showing posts from September, 2007

An update from Laura

*We have been accomplishing much as a "community group", but have found that it would really be easier if we had a checking account. So, we are going to "incorporate" in order to have a tax i.d. # for this purpose. To incorporate, we need to officially name officers. This is probably another good idea and maybe a way to get some "fresh blood" on the scene. If you, or a neighbor you know, would like to help make a positive impact in our neighborhood, please let me know.
We are taking nominations and will vote at our next general meeting on October 9th @ 7 pm.
Right now this is our "officers" line-up:Laura Mathis Administrative Director
Dawn Steele Treasurer & Beautification Co-Director
Tisha Farrington Beautification Co- Director
Mark Blumenthal Beautification Co-Director
Judy Johnson Traffic Calming Director

Open House For new Voting System

This press release is from Sarasota County:

The Supervisor of Elections, Kathy Dent, is holding three public open houses to demonstrate the new voting system. The times and locations are as follows:
Friday, October 5, general public 4-8 p.m. in North Port at the George Mullen Center.Monday, October 8, general public 4-8 p.m. in Sarasota at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.Tuesday, October 9, general public 4-8 p.m. in Venice at the Venice Community Center.The optical scan voting system, manufactured by Premier Election Solutions, formerly known as Diebold Election Systems, Inc., and the AutoMARK * Voter Assist Terminal, for use by voters who are visually impaired or disabled, will be introduced at the George Mullen Center in North Port on Friday, October 5, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium on Monday, October 8, and at the Venice Community Center on Tuesday, October 9.

All three events, which will feature a simulated polling room and offer information about absentee ballots and early…

From the General Meeting of 9.11

The Sept. 11 general meeting addressed a number of beautification, traffic, and property valuation concerns. In brief:

The first median will be landscaped by a professional -- the cost is very reasonable, the result will be a new flagpole surrounded by plants, boulders, and some Hibiscus trees.

The remaining medians will get trees from the county, but probably not until Spring 2008, in order to make sure the county can meet the need for regular watering.

Those present signed a letter directed to the traffic dept. requesting more stop signs for Mauna Loa.

George Morgan will hold the next training session for Citizens Patrol before the next general meeting, Tuesday Oct. 10. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Sarasota Baptist Church, and is open to any resident who wants to become involved.
The Patrol plans to begin sending out cars on certain weeknights or even weekdays, Morgan added, because crime reports show increasing activity during the week. This might also make it possible for some …

More about the upcoming meeting

Hello neighbors, our next meeting is:Sept. 11 @ 7-8 pmSarasota Baptist ChurchRoom #100 (via Administrative Offices entrance)We are in the process of working thru the permitting, landscaping, and insurance details involved in getting the first median on Mauna Loa done with a new flag pole and new landscaping. We are also working with the county regarding getting new trees for the remainder of our medians. If only we could just waive our magic wand and make it all just appear… It does take time, effort, and money, but it will be worth the wait.It will cost more than what we are getting from Geico to replace the flagpole and do the type of landscaping we want to make our entrance median look as good as it did years ago, when there was an association (with more funds coming in) and an irrigation system. Please contact me if you would like to make a donation toward this effort.(I still have Lake Sarasota T-Shirts available for a $15 donation)We also have anothertraffic calming initiativ…

General Meeting on Sept. 11th

The Lake Sarasota Community Group will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Sarasota Baptist Church.

On the agenda:
Landscaping of the front entrance.Care of the medians on Mauna Loa.Yard of the Month
Other business as it presents itself.