Sarasota County Commission Updates


The Sarasota County Commission meetings will be broadcast live
(Comcast 19; Verizon 32) and on the website,

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Commission Chamber
Robert L. Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
Financial Incentive Reimbursement Agreement between Sarasota County and Tube Dude, LLC 
The Sarasota County Commission will consider the approval of a Financial Incentive Reimbursement Agreement, with Tube Dude, LLC, for reimbursement of a portion of the Financial Incentive Grant awarded to Tube Dude, LLC, by the County, in an amount of $56,000.00. Click here.
Nathan Benderson Park State Funding Agreement Changes
The Sarasota County Commission to consider a Contract, with Enterprise Florida, Inc., for funding of improvements to the Nathan Benderson Park Rowing Facility from the State funding Fiscal Year 2013-2014 allocations, amending the invoicing and reporting requirement from quarterly to yearly and modifying the language of the sales tax revenue requirement. Click here.
2014 Federal Legislative Priorities
The Sarasota County Commission to consider the approval of the 2014 Federal Legislative Priorities. Click here.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Commission Chamber
Sarasota County Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota  
Public Hearing for Updates to the Road Impact Fee Code
The Sarasota County Commission to consider proposed Ordinance No. 2014-014, relating to Road Impact Fee Regulations. Click here.
County government offices to close Feb. 17
Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.
All Sarasota County libraries will be closed, as well as Sarasota County recreation centers, with the exception of the following: Payne Park Tennis Center, open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Arlington Park Recreation Center, open noon-5 p.m.  For more information, click here.
Sarasota County libraries and AARP offer free tax return assistance
Sarasota County libraries and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are offering free assistance with the preparation of 2013 tax returns through April 15.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are available to assist with filing federal returns at the following locations:
  • Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn St., Englewood - Monday 1 - 4:30 p.m.Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - noon and Saturday 1 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota; Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice; Monday, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota; Monday - Thursday, 2 - 6 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit the libraries website, and click on "Tax Help."
Visit Sarasota Wraps Chicago Train Cars
Folks in chilly Chicago are searching for warm weather places to be this winter as the thermometer drops to record lows.  Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is reminding them of our sunny shores with imagery of Sarasota County on the interior walls of a train car in Chicago. The branding kicked off today and will run through March 9, 2014. The special advertising is part of a cooperative program with Visit Florida.

Visit Florida provided the opportunity to wrap the interior walls of four train cars on the Chicago Blue Line that runs 24-hours, seven days a week. It takes passengers between O'Hare International airport and destinations in downtown Chicago through to neighborhoods in northwest Chicago. For more information, click here.
Legacy Trail Surrey Rides
Come take a free surrey ride on The Legacy Trail.  3

Volunteers pedal passengers from Nokomis Community Park, 234 Nippino Trail, E., Nokomis eachWednesday and Thursday, 1-5 passengers with multiple 30 minute departures.

For more information, click here. 
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