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Most county offices to close for July 4 holiday
Most Sarasota County government offices, libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Monday, July 4, to observe the national Independence Day holiday. However, Payne Park Tennis Center will be open from 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and the Arlington Park Recreation Center will be open from noon-5 p.m. (MORE)
Stay safe while enjoying Independence Day fireworks
Every year people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks at celebrations of July 4, Independence Day. The best way to stay safe is to go to public firework displays at sanctioned community events. The community fireworks events are bigger and brighter since the federal government bans the sale of the largest fireworks to the general public, and many states ... (MORE)
'Hope for Homeowners' free event on July 16
Sarasota County homeowners who need help with foreclosures, bankruptcy and credit problems can attend a free "Hope for Homeowners" seminar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. (MORE)
County offers surplus equipment in online auction
Sarasota County is launching an online auction website that will make it possible for people to bid on surplus county office equipment and other items.
The Sarasota County Commission on June 28 passed a resolution urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candy-flavored tobacco products. The resolution also urges residents not to purchase or use candy-flavored tobacco products in Sarasota County. (MORE)
Sarasota County offers small business assistance
Sarasota County government is offering small business owners assistance with development processes and other business needs.
The county's business assistance efforts include connecting small business owners with county departments to address their concerns and assist with regulatory and permitting issues.(MORE)
Monday, April 10,2017 7:00 p.m. surplus lands andcommunity treasures - crucial decisions -a town hall examination On Monday, April 10, 2017 please join CONA for a town hall examination of our surplus lands policies and zoning processes that are putting lands considered community treasures in danger, perhaps irreversibly. Such crucial decisions require public participation. The current offer to sell public lands adjacent to the Celery Fields for a construction waste processing facility has drawn the focus of adjacent neighborhoods, environmental groups, conservationists, and many concerned individuals. The issues will be examined to determine what should drive decisions about public lands and how policies may be changed to assure protection of our community treasures while making appropriate decisions about development and preservation.