Showing posts from January, 2015

More detail on the temporary closure of Mauna Loa Blvd.


Mauna Loa entrance to close nightly beginning Feb. 8th

Beginning Feb. 8 - Mauna Loa at Bee Ridge will be closed for approximately two weeks from 8 pm to 6 am. Signs are already up indicating detour on Brentwood.
The contractor will start night work on the intersection for approximately 2 weeks. The lanes will reopen each morning.

This is to allow extensive utility work to be done in the intersection. Bee Ridge traffic flow will not be affected except for the right turn lane into Mauna Loa.

Sarasota County News and Updates

Dear Lake,
Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at    Full slate of February events offered by Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the return of their popular February programs. Whether it's music, nature, athletics or something in between, this full slate of events offers fun for everyone. Fire Fest returns Jan. 31 at Carlton Reserve

The public is invited to take part in Fire Fest at Carlton Reserve on Jan. 31, to learn about how prescribed fire is used to manage local native habitats in Sarasota County, how fire benefits many species of plants and animals and how prescribed burns actually protect our communities and property from wildfires. Registration for 26th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games ends Feb. 1 Register now through Feb. 1 for the 26th Annual Gulf Coast Senior Games, which take …

Night Work Next Week on Bee Ridge


Squatters, Golf Cart Vandals featured in January Meeting

A good attendance at the special January meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group - largely due to the effectiveness of NEXTDOOR, the community communication tool that has shown itself to be quite useful. If you have not already signed up and you live in Lake Sarasota, go to

and so long as you live within the community, you will be welcome.

In brief:

1. Ellie says the Group's treasury amounts to $329, with $29 coming from contributions from participants in the last Garage Sale. (Good thing we're an all-volunteer organization).

2. The Next Community Garage Sale will be March 7.

3. Reports of teens on golf carts vandalizing property at the dead-end of Mauna Loa raised concerns. It is unclear how the golf carts are accessing Lake Sarasota, if in fact they are coming, as some have reported, from Bent Tree.

After some discussion, these solutions were suggested:

Resurrect Citizens Patrol and have one of its foci be the area at the end of Mauna Lo…

County Offices Closed Jan. 19th

Dear Lake,Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at    County government offices will be closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the national observance celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. New FEMA floodplain map workshops starting Jan. 20 More than 40,000 parcels will be moving into or out of high-risk flood zones throughout the county when the changes take effect in early 2016, according to data released by FEMA, and all property owners are urged to check the flood zone status of their properties. In anticipation of new floodplain mapping, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting three open houses this month at three separate locations in Sarasota County.  Beach Ambassadors to be honored at lun…

Lake Sarasota Community Meeting this Thursday

We have reserved Meeting Room 105 at Sarasota Alliance for Thursday, Jan. 15th at 7 pm. We'll be talking about:

 1. Grant projects
 2. Updates on Bee Ridge widening
 3. Sheriff's Crime Update.
 4. Election of Board for 2015 - quorum of Board necessary.

Bee Ridge Roadwork Update