Showing posts from July, 2013

New Facebook Page for Sarasota County, Arts & Crafts, Gardeners

July 25, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at Find us on Facebook!As we told you last week,Sarasota County continues to expand its Facebook presence to allow us to target county news directly to individual audiences. The county has a new official page, Sarasota County Government, and Hurricane Central is now Emergency Management. To ensure you receive all ourupdates:  
Go to the pages shown above.Hover over the 'Like' button.Click 'Settings.' Select 'All updates.' More community news below the line!Propane tank emergency recallThe Sarasota County Fire Department is advising citizens of a nationwide recall of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company.Pack the Viva Florida time capsuleWhat do you think life will be like in Sarasota County in the year 2071? Some of the most creative visions will be includ…

Entrance Sign Agreement: Questions

Anyone in Lake Sarasota familiar with legal and/or liability issues for property? Our community is being offered a new signature sign for our entrance that will be placed on an easement at Mauna Loa and Bee Ridge after the widening of Bee Ridge road is complete. We need to evaluate options regarding future responsibility for the care, upkeep, and liability issues of the sign.

Liability: E.g.: If a car hits the sign, (1) who pays for the repair/replacement of the sign? and, (2) If someone in the car is hurt from hitting the sign, who can be liable?

Maintenance: For safety reasons, the County has prohibited residents from working on the medians of Mauna Loa. Would this apply to the landscaping area around the new sign? If so, then what landscaping will be allowed, and who will maintain it?

If you have expertise and would like to help our Volunteer Board evaluate options, you can reach us at - thanks!

Lake S Clean-Up Saturday, New Facebook Pages, more...

July 18, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at Coming soon! New and updated Facebook pages from Sarasota CountySarasota 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.

More community news below the line!Community cleanup at Lake SarasotaSATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Lake Saraso…

County Connections: Lake Sarasota Clean-Up July 20

July 11, 2013Greetings!

Welcome to Sarasota County Community Connections. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at President endorses rowing bidPresident Barack Obama has signed a letter supporting Sarasota County's bid to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The letter will be part of the bid package presented by Sarasota County officials to FISA officials this weekend in Switzerland.SCAT service, route and schedule changes take effect July 13SATURDAY: The Sarasota County Transportation Authority (SCTA) will implement new services and route and schedule changes for 15 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) routes beginning July 13.Meet the Emergency Management team at the Farmers MarketSATURDAY:July 13 is "Disaster Preparedness Day" at the Sarasota Farmers Market. Meet Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane and his team at the Volunteer Community Connections tent from 9 a.m. to 11 …

Neighborhood Safety, Clean-Up featured at LSCG Meeting

Here's a summary of the June 27, 2013 Lake Sarasota Community Group meeting:

Treasurer's Report

The treasury has $358.71. The LSCG renewed its not-for-profit corporate status with the state of Florida. Ellie went over some of the options for grants, and knows how the application process works. Grant funds must be matched to man-hours. One idea: get a resident boy-scout troop involved.

A few ideas for projects that could be funded by grants include:
Nature Walk from Mauna Loa through to the Oak Park/Lakeview School area.Improvements to Lakeview ParkMake something of the dead space at Luzon and Lancaster.Revitalize Hina Park Interested? Contact Ellie, or email her via

Sheriff's Office Rep A flyer left at some homes projecting high crime in the area appears to have no basis in fact, according to Sheriff's Office Representative Det. Vince Riva, who spoke about the crime stats for Lake Sarasota. For the last 6 months there were four burglaries, only on…