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Coming soon! New and updated Facebook pages from Sarasota County
Sarasota County continues to expand its Facebook presence to appeal directly to citizens. New pages are in development for Parks and Recreation, the Green Business Partnership and Neighborhoods. In addition to the new pages, the county's official page will change from Community Connections to Sarasota County Government. Hurricane Central will become Emergency Management. Both changes are designed to more accurately reflect the purpose of each page. New pages are expected to come online in the next several weeks. Changes to current pages should take place next week, so stay tuned.
Sarasota County has awarded construction contracts for utility improvements to Snook Haven Park, five Sarasota County Area Transit bus stops in Venice and Phase 3 of the Advanced Traffic Management System.
In an effort to respond to the high demand for new and popular titles, as well as an increase in requests for items to be reserved for pickup, Sarasota County libraries have adjusted the number of days that reserved items will be held.
The future design and use of the city-owned Legacy Park, 395 E. Venice Ave., will be discussed at a public workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Historic Venice Train Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave. The workshop will be held in the Freight Room.
Sarasota County libraries and the Sarasota County Historical Commission want to know what you think life will be like in Sarasota County in the year 2071. Some of the most creative visions will be included in a time capsule that will be buried Dec. 14 at a site near the Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point in Osprey.
Stand Up Fight Back as a group became involved in actively opposing a proposed dump at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, in February of 2017. I personally had been following the issue from abroad in Sweden and upon my return in Jan 2017 our steering committed agreed to officially proceed. I headed up the Celery Fields wing of our group and immediately began organizing events and public outreach to the County Commissioners. Along with hundreds of activists, thousand of hours and a massive amount of money, we won an impressive victory on August 23rd 2017 in defeating an industrial waste concrete crushing construction and yard debris facility situated within the 450 acres that is the Celery Fields.Dozens of members of our group were actively involved and showed up at every event, town hall, private meeting and all the public hearings. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart to the top of the Celery Fields hill.This is a list of …