Saturday, March 12, 2011

LSCG Meeting Notes

Items from the March 10th meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group (LSCG):

The same officers were unanimously re-elected for the year.

The Treasury has $442.14.

LSCG is a 501(d) corporation - contributions are tax deductible. The PO box will be discontinued, and the postal address of the Group will be c/o Ellie Himes, Registered Agent, 7108 Java Drive, 34240.

Three homes were chosen as Yards of the Month.

Crime: There were 10 incidents - two of which were in Lakeview park - vandalism and theft. There were four burglaries, three of which were reported late at night.

Ted, who organizes Citizen Patrol, emphasized that all residents should have a security alarm, and arm it at night. Also, keep garage doors down, even if you're home but not in the garage.

Ted will be calling all who have participated in Citizens Patrol to update his records and schedule patrols.

A Clean-Up of Lakeview Park is set for March 26th. The Sarasota Sky Pilots, LSCG, and patrons of the dog park will remove trash and debris, as well as do some trimming, from 9 a.m. to noon. Food will be served for those who participate.

There's also a Clean-Up scheduled by the County for the Lake Sarasota neighborhood on Saturday, July 23 - Dumpsters will be provided.

Sandy offered some stats on home sales and foreclosures in the area. Homes are averaging sale prices of $81.69 per square foot, she said. 111 homes are currently being sued by banks. Foreclosures in the county can be tracked at Sarasota.realforeclose.com. More on foreclosures here.

There is some interest in clearing an open space in Lakeview park to serve as a butterfly garden, with benches. Anyone interested in getting involved, contact us at lakesarasota@gmail.com

The next scheduled LSCG meeting will be Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 7 p.m.

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