Thursday, August 16, 2012

Community Connections - block grants, coastal cleanup

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County monitoring seaweed  
County crews continue to monitor seaweed accumulation from county-owned or operated beaches. Environmental conditions may delay cleanups more than 24 hours in advance. The county is also heeding sea turtle and snowy plover nesting seasons.
Community block grant funding changes proposed 
BeachSarasota County is considering an amendment to the plan that defines how federal Community Development Block Grant funding is spent. Citizens may comment during a public meeting Aug. 22 at the Federal Building Board Room located at 111 S. Orange Ave.
SCAT hires General Manager 
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) has hired Glamarier Carter, most recently the Public Transit Manager of Collier County, as the new General Manager of SCAT. She will begin work Monday, Aug. 27.
Volunteer for coastal cleanup 
BeachKeep Sarasota County Beautiful needs volunteers for the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at sites throughout Sarasota County.
'BOGO' at county campground
Sarasota County residents can now stay two consecutive nights for the price of one at Turtle Beach Campground on Siesta Key. The offer runs through Aug. 31 and requires proof of residency.
Contact Us
Sarasota County Government
1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34236

   
Sarasota County is improving theintersection of DeSoto Road at Tuttle Avenue. The project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2013. 
Can we remove storm debris from your road?
Sarasota County must have signed indemnity agreements to clean up private roads after a natural disaster.
 
Here is a list of covered communities. To learn more, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.
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