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County Approves Bee Ridge Road Improvements

The long-planned improvements to Bee Ridge Road Road east of I-75 have been given the go-ahead. Here is a statement from the Bee Ridge Neighborhoods Committee, with a project timeline:
At their regularly scheduled meeting of April 24, the Sarasota County Commissioners voted (5-0) to have staff proceed with the necessary bonding requirements to insure all funding is in place for the Bee Ridge Improvement project when the next County Construction Improvement Program is published.

There was approximately a $10 million gap between available funding and anticipated requirements. The gap has now been closed via bonding. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the original schedule will be followed:
60% Low Impact Design Plans available for Public review -- approximately June 2012Design, Engineering and Permitting completed -- approximately April 2013Right of way purchases -- ongoingBids for Construction and selection of Contractor -- approximately 2nd Quarter 2013Construction start -- approximately…

Vets Stand Down, Mobile Health, More in Community Connections

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Veterans 'stand down' April 28 SATURDAY: A free "Stand Down" event for veterans will take place Saturday, April 28, to help veterans access VA benefits, housing assistance, legal services and health screenings.
Free condo budget worshop MONDAY: Understand your cooperative board's responsibilities regarding budgets, reserves and financial reporting. April 30, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Commission Chamber. RSVP to Jan Sheitka at 850-717-1482 orjan.shekitka@dbpr.state.fl.us.
Mobile health services in May The Health Department's mobile medical unit will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county in May. Services include diabetes screening and blood pressure, pregnancy, HIV and tuberculosis tests. Appointmen…

Connections: Summer Camp Programs

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Try transit (for free!) April 19 TODAY: SCAT will offer free rides to all transit users on regular fixed-route or commuter Express buses to celebrate "Try Transit Day." The standard fare is normally $1.25 for fixed-route service and $2.50 for Express.
Kensington Park cleans up SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup for Kensington Park area residents from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Take Earth Day home! SATURDAY: Sarasota County, Sears and Florida Power & Light are partnering for a free Energy Upgrade Expo, "Take Earth Day Home," Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Sears at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. 
Veterans 'stand down

County Open House, Jobs, Big Trucks, much more...

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share it with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net

April 19: Help us celebrate National County Government Month in April at the Sarasota County Open House. Learn about numerous county programs and services, and hop on one of the new Express buses for a short tour of newly completed county improvement projects. Ask questions of county staff, and find out how we're serving you.The open house takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 19, at the downtown Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The bus tour starts at 12:30 on a first come, first served basis.
Big Truck Day rolls into town SATURDAY: If it's big and has wheels, you'll probably find it at Big Truck Day, April 14. The kids can climb inside cabs, pull the levers, push the pedals and honk the horns. Bring a camera…

Open House April 19, 9 am - Noon

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Click to enlarge: An Open House at Sarasota County:

Community Events - new company hiring

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Welcome to the Sarasota County Community Connections e-newsletter. Please share it with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net
Paint the town 'READ' April 7 SATURDAY: Dive into some juicy author panels during Selby Public Library's "Paint the Town READ" event, Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Discussion topics will include audiobooks, poetry and classic food writers.
New online public access email Sarasota County's previous public access email location is no longer available. A new public access online site was launched Feb. 1. Find it at www.scgov.net.
County wins 'Library of the Year' The Florida Library Association has given Sarasota County its 2012 Library of the Year award. The county was lauded for its innovative services, community partnerships and dedication to best practices in strategic planning.