Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sarasota County Connections


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Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. Please share this with family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, atcommunityconnections@scgov.net
Meet the new Deputy County Administrator
Thomas Harmer has been named Deputy County Administrator for Sarasota County. The appointment is conditional pending post-offer requirements.
Sample ballots mailed
Official sample ballots for the Aug. 14 primary are being mailed to all registered voters this week. Voters may also view their sample ballots on the Supervisor of Elections website.
Disaster recovery center opens
Federal Emergency Management officials have opened a Disaster Recovery Center at Venice City Hall for property owners who sustained damage from Tropical Storm Debby.
Aug. 14 primary early voting
Early voting for the Aug. 14 primary begins Saturday, Aug. 4, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 11. Cast your ballots at any one of five locations between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
More national exposure for Sarasota County
County SealSarasota County's success in strategically reshaping and reducing its work force is profiled in "American City and County" magazine.
Libraries program lauded
Selby LibrarySarasota County's library system has beenfeatured in the American Library Association's official publication, "Public Libraries," for a program that has increased availability of items in libraries where they are most in demand.
DCA receives award for drug addiction initiatives
Deputy County Administrator Bill Little has received the first "Community Visionary Award" from First Step Sarasota and the Florida School of Addiction Studies.
How Sarasota County is growing, aging and changing
BeachsunsetHow old is Sarasota County, really? How many of us are here, where do we live and how are we making a living? Find out in aseries of new demographic reports.
Law changes for disabled parking permits
DisabledFlorida has new requirements for replacing a permanent (blue) disabled person parking permit. The state made these changes to ensure that persons receiving the permits are truly disabled.



Storm debris
Storm debris removal on private roads after a natural disaster is at the discretion of Sarasota County, but signed indemnity agreements allow cleanup to begin sooner for the areas impacted. Here is a list of covered communities. To learn more, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.

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