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Community Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you share this enewsletter with family, firends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at email communityconnections@scgov.net Get teed off at new golf exhibit TODAY: Celebrate Sarasota County's rich history of golfing. "Tee Time in Paradise: The early Years of Sarasota Golf" debuts today at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the main clubhouse of Bobby Jones Golf Club. PGA Tour winner Tony Jacklin is the keynote speaker. Gun range to reopen Oct. 28 An agreement between Sarasota County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will reopen Knight Trail Pistol and Rifle Range at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Energize your home Oct. 29 A representative of Sarasota County'sEnergy Upgrade campaign will be at Home Depot, 4111 Cattlemen Road Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. to answer your questions about saving energy …

Roundabouts

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Plans for the expansion of Bee Ridge Road are likely to call for creating roundabouts at several points along Bee Ridge east of I-75.
Traffic experts say installing roundabouts results in remarkable reductions in accidents:



Don't forget to come to the public meeting set for Thursday, Dec. 8th where you'll have a chance to get a view of the project, and to speak with planners from the county. And don't forget the Lake Sarasota Community Group meeting the same evening at 7 pm.

Click to see the entire short video about roundabouts:

Community Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at email communityconnections@scgov.net Time line set for county administrator selection Sarasota County has released the final time line for selecting a new county administrator. Meet and greet the candidates, and learn when final interviews will take place. Throwing the eBook at Kindle The Amazon Kindle eBook reader, one of the most popular readers on the market, is now accepted at all Sarasota County libraries. Just select the "Get for Kindle" option when checking out an eBook. Mental health alliance donates books to libraries The Sarasota County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health hasdonated copies of the best-selling book,"I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help" to the Sarasota County Library System.

Latest Sheriff's Report on LS

From Ted, here's the latest Sheriff's report for our area -- Thanks Ted!

The Sept. 2011 Sheriff's Dept Report analysis:

Crimes by type:
Vandalism - 2 Burglaries - 1 Thefts - 4 Juvenile Disturbance - 0.

Five incidents happened between Sept. 5 and 15. The "hottest" day was Thursday, with 3 incidents. Two incidents happened on Tuesdays. and there was one each on Monday and Friday. Six of the seven reported incidents happened between 6 and Midnight, a shift from daylight to dusk. We'll probably want to adjust patrol times accordingly. Brentford Road had two incidents, both vandalism, at 7055 and 7095, four days apart. Hina, Lancaster, Mauna Loa, and Tarawa each had one incident. Unlike June-August, where reported incidents were somewhat concentrated in the east half of Lake Sarasota, the September incidents were scattered throughout the subdivision.

Ted Cover, Citizens Patrol

Save December 8

Thursday Dec. 8 is the date of our next LSCG General Meeting. But we have also learned it might be the date of a very important meeting with the planning and design team for the Bee Ridge Rd. Improvement project.

By December plans for the widening will be about 30% complete, and usually at that point the county invites the public in to get acquainted with the concepts, the plans thus far, and offers various ways in which the residents - i.e., you - can offer your thoughts, ideas, concerns to the folks doing the project.

The meeting on Dec. 8 has yet to have a definite place, but the time will probably be from 4:30 to 7. It will be informal, so come after work if need be. This post will update as we get more details.

Community Connections

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Greetings!

Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections eNewsletter. We hope you will share this eNewsletter with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for featured articles, or feedback on the system at email communityconnections@scgov.net Deadline nears for EOC
site submittals

If you think you own a potential site for Sarasota County's new 911-Emergency Operations Center, you have until Oct. 25 to complete a Request for Information. Here are the requirements. Help us 'Procure' a better way Sarasota County will hold a follow-up discussion on procurement process improvements Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Human Services Building at 2200 Ringling. Blvd. Comejoin the discussion. Hot tots and hot wheels! Sarasota County's BMX Track will host the first-ever (and cutest) Strider World Championships for racers age 2-5. Spectator admission and parking for the event are free. Did we mention it was the cutest? Bring lots of film.