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.
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.
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 …