Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
- FREE FOOD
- FREE ENTERTAINMENT
- ACTIVITIES KIDS
- RAFFLE ITEMS
- FREE HELMETS
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
- - Sheriff's crime report not in yet (they use snailmail - Ted will see about email)
- - prime crime days have been late in the week - this might change during the summer, but we won't know until we see stats.
- - Keep your vehicle in the garage if at all possible - thieves are breaking into parked cars to steal vin numbers and to get garage door openers to gain access to homes.
- - A child's electric scooter was stolen from a garage.
Community Clean-Up will be Sat. July 25th, from 8 am to 3 pm - with dumpsters at the Fire House (and possibly at the dog park).
LSCG may have a "presence" there - we need to get community input on how to spend the balance of our neighborhood grant, among other things.
Business Directory: LSCG commends Sandy Allen for her fine job with the directory, which has received many compliments. Business owners say they've received calls directly due to their being listed.
A representative from Bent Tree addressed concerns of 30 lakeside residents there that the pump installed to circulate water from Lake Sarasota to the canal in Lakeview Park would decrease an already depleted lake, affecting property values, bird and other wildlife habitat, and visual beauty.
Representatives of Lake Sarasota Community Group stated that their estimates show the pumping would have no visible effect whatsoever, and that moving water through the canals will greatly reduce the algae and duckweed in the canals.
A brief discussion led to an agreement to seek a clear determination as to whether the pump would impact the lake in any material way. A separate meeting may be held to resolve the issue between the communities.
Open discussion: There is interest in building a small fund, separate from the LSCG account, which might be available to assist needy families. More on this as it develops.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 14.
Mauna Loa Entrance - flagpole, plantings
Upcoming events - July Clean-up, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
Lakeview Park - pump.
A member of the Sheriff's Office may be present.
Yard of the Month, Citizens Patrol, Treasurer's report.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Sarasota County, Manatee County, the City of Sarasota, and SCOPE, free transportation is available with early registration.
The Florida Neighborhoods Conference is designed to assist communities in building strong neighborhood foundations by offering workshops, tours, speakers and opportunities for neighborhood advocates from small towns and large cities to network and share information. Workshop tracks include: Housing Innovation, Neighborhood Quality, Livable Community, Creating an Atmosphere of Neighborhood Collaboration, Sustaining Neighborhoods, Resources for Neighborhood Leaders. A variety of tour opportunities will be offered around notable St. Pete neighborhoods and historic sites.
Register before June 12 for a reduced rate. Call April at SCOPE (941)-365-8751 or your local government neighborhoods office today to register for a seat on the bus - space is limited!
Monday, June 08, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Dear Sarasota County Residents:
The Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center has added the free social media network, Twitter, to our box of tools to communicate with the media and residents during the 2009 hurricane season.
Every day the EOC Twitter page will have updates called “tweets” on news releases, as well as, other messages to help you prepare for emergency situations. During actual emergency activations information on closings, shelter openings, hurricane track updates, changes in the solid waste collection schedules and other messages pertinent to an emergency activation will be provided.
Tweets are limited to 140 characters, so the messages will be succinct, and many times will direct you to a Web page link for more detailed information.To follow the Sarasota County EOC on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/scgoveoc.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
On Monday, June 8th Sarasota County takes another step into digital communication with its first virtual Town Hall Meeting.
The subject is the county budget, and the panel, including county officials and local citizens, will be televised and shared on the web. More details about the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., are here, and a brief public service announcement is here.
Besides being televised, the virtual meeting will have open channels to allow citizens to participate in the conversation. One such channel is a new blog, called Sarasota Community Conversations, that will enable those watching to comment in real time (and later, if you wish) on the conversation.
At Sarasota Community Conversations you'll find links to county resources relevant to the budget, as well some introductory posts highlighting features of this new step for Sarasota. Check it out, and feel free to comment in advance to let us know how we can make this component of the dialog as relevant and useful as we can. And join us on Monday online.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
The meeting will be televised, and you'll be able to join in via the net. More details soon on this, but click here now for a video preview.