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Interim Update and Upcoming Meeting.

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The next meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group will featureSarasota tax attorney Mary King, who will talk about tax resolution and take questions from those in attendance.

The meeting is set for March 13, 7 pm at Sarasota Alliance Church (opposite Chaucer).

Other items:

1. The Lake Sarasota Community Garage Sale is set for Saturday March 29th. If you wish to be on the map, contact Sandy Allen at SarasotaDreams@gmail.com. Here's the map so far:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zBfHYD-6Jr3Y.kGQrIcvMzfGU


2. The proposal to rezone the Bee Ridge Park of Commerce (directly opposite the Mauna Loa entrance to Lake Sarasota) comes before the Planning Commission April 3rd, 6:30 pm, at the North County Admin Center. After this review, it will go to the Board of Commissioners.

Included in this proposal are two items: 1) rezoning from PCD to CN, and 2) a right-in/right-out turn from Bee Ridge into the Park of Commerce about 450' from the intersection of Bee Ridge and Mauna …

County Updates: Beautification Award, Coastline, Tax Assistance, Great American Cleanup, more

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communityconnections@scgov.net.County names acting assistant
county administrator
Steven Botelho, Sarasota County's chief financial management officer, was appointed acting assistant county administrator by Sarasota County Administrator Thomas A. Harmer, effective Monday, Feb. 24.  Keep Sarasota County Beautiful earns beautification award
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful has received the Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award. The award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building and sustaining vibrant communities.  Construction/demolition recycling center expands hours The Sarasota County Construction and Demolition Recycling Center in Nokomis is expanding operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Feb. 15. Recycling rates are $48 per ton or $16 per cubic yard. Lib…

Low January Crime Report for Lake Sarasota

Ted shared the Sheriff Dept.'s crime report for January, which showed very few reported incidents:
There were three reported incidents: two acts of vandalism and one burglary. There were no thefts or juvenile disturbances.  The vandalism incidents were:
Mon. Jan. 6 at 6921 Friendship Dr. (reported 4:35 p.m.)Wed. Jan. 29 at 7150 Lago St. (reported 6:33 a.m.) The burglary occurred Sat. Jan. 11 at 4042 Palau Dr. (reported 12:50 a.m.)  While the small number of incidents is something to celebrate, it makes difficult the establishment of any patterns of day of week, time of day, or location.  As soon as I can. I'll compile the 2013 data.

Sarasota County Updates

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communityconnections@scgov.net.Government offices close for Presidents Day Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.  Be 'Through with Chew' Feb. 16-22 The Tobacco Free Partnership of Sarasota County and Students Working Against Tobacco want to highlight the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco products and encourage users to quit during "Through with Chew Week," Feb. 16-22. Construction/demolition recycling center expands hours The Sarasota County Construction and Demolition Recycling Center in Nokomis is expanding operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Feb. 15. Recycling rates are $48 per ton or $16 per cubic yard. The Great American Cleanup needs you Join forces with friends and neighbors for the 2014 Great American Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturd…

Sarasota County Commission Updates

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BOARD REPORT
The Sarasota County Commission meetings will be broadcast live (Comcast 19; Verizon 32) and on the website, www.scgov.net


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…

Sarasota Community Newsletter

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communityconnections@scgov.net. Nokomis Community cleanup set for Feb. 8 SATURDAY: Sarasota County Development Services and Code Enforcement will hold its annual free community cleanup for Nokomis area residences Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. SCAT tests new pilot route serving Pinecraft SCAT will operate a pilot route from Feb. 1 to May 2 to test rider demand for bus service from the Pinecraft neighborhood to Siesta Key. Libraries and AARP offer free tax 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.  Englewood Community Garage Sale accepting vendor applications Parks and Recreation is accepting vendor applications for the third annual Englewood Community Garage Sale. Registration deadline nearing for 'Say I Do Ag…

The Current County Commission

Sarasota County Commission March 2014


District 1
Commissioner Carolyn J. Mason cmason@scgov.net 1660 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL  34236 941-861-5344


District 2
Commissioner Joseph A. Barbetta jbarbett@scgov.net 1660 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL  34236 941-861-5344


District 3
​Commissioner Christine Robinson