Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fun Ride, 2050 Plan, Clean-Up

March 21, 2013
Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, at communityconnections@scgov.net. 
Take the 'Tour de Parks Fun Ride' 
SUNDAY: The 16-mile Tour de Parks Fun Ride on March 24 celebrates the fifth Anniversary of The Legacy Trail. 
County and state host workshop to address concerns about coyotes
MONDAY: Coyotes are found throughout Florida. On March 25, get information on strategies to co-exist with the species.
Help create a 'Healthy Sarasota'
Local health and fitness experts will highlight practical ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle during "Healthy Sarasota County 5-2-1-0: What it is and Ways to Use it." The free seminar takes place March 27 at the Sarasota County Administration Center. 
County seeks input on Sarasota 2050
Sarasota County wants your feedback on Sarasota 2050, a long-range, overlay component of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Provide feedback online at www.scgov.net, keyword search "Sarasota 2050."
Construction contracts awarded for River Road and Red Bug Slough
The Sarasota County Commission has awarded construction contracts totaling $2.7 million for resurfacing an approximately 5.3-mile section of River Road and restoration of Red Bug Slough Preserve. 
Join the 2013 Great American Cleanup
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful needs volunteers for the 2013 Great American Cleanup April 27. 
www.scgov.net wins 'Sunny Award' 
Sarasota County's website, www.scgov.net, has been named one of the most transparent government websites in the United States.
Free tax assistance from county libraries and AARP
Sarasota County libraries has partnered with the American Association of Retired Persons to offer free tax preparation assistance with 2012 returns.
Stay alert to wildfire risk
It is everyone's responsibility to keep a watchful eye on the threat of wildfires. Sarasota County Fire Operations Chief Michael Regnier offers these tips to stay safe.
Fine art exhibit ends at History Center 
An exhibit of fine art photography called "Florida in Context" wraps up Sunday, April 7, at the Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Center Museum. 
Clerk's business offices closed to the public March 29
The Clerk of the Circuit Court's business offices at the Historic Courthouse in Sarasota and R.L. Anderson Administration Center in Venice will be closed to the public on Friday, March 29. Normal business hours will resume Monday, April 1.
  

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