Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ready for the Hurricane Season? Connections


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Phillippi Shores sidewalks
The Phillippi Shores Elementary School sidewalk project is being built under the federal "Safe Routes to School" program. Learn more about the project during an open house-style public meeting Tuesday, July 10, at Phillippi Estate Park.
Clerk office hours changing
Both offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court have reduced hours of service to the public. As of July 1, the Clerk's main office at 2000 Main St. in Sarasota, and the Venice branch at 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, will provide service from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Mobile health services in July
DoctorGet free or low-cost health services this month at 14 sites around the county from the Health Department's Health in Motion Mobile Medical Unit.
New neighborhood grants
Green YardSarasota County has awarded nearly $100,000 in grant funds to 18 neighborhoods, including two ad-hoc groups. The grants are matched with cash, donations and/or volunteer hours.
Be a 'master money mentor'
Get one-on-one financial coaching so you can share educational assistance to low- and moderate-income families. The training is free, Aug. 1-3, at the Sarasota County Extension office at Twin Lakes Park. Registration is required by Aug. 1.
Emergency storm repairs
Emergency repairs caused by damage from Tropical Storm Debby may require permits. The Florida Building Code allows next-business-day permit submittals to protect against weather. This does not apply to voluntarily replaced components.
Fertilizer restrictions are on
WaterSarasota County has one of the state's toughest rules for protecting local waterways. Ordinance No. 2007-062prohibits the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 through Sept. 30 for both residential and commercial users.
Got unused medications?
Drop them off at the Venice Police Department's new permanentMedication Take-back Box. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted 24/7, and turn-in is always anonymous.


Additional resources 



What we're watching
Video news of note from Sarasota County
  
 
Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane discusses the 2012 hurricane season.

 
What to pack in your hurricane "Go Kit."
June Economic Report released
Sarasota County has released its economic report for June.

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