Showing posts from March, 2015

Pics from Saturday's Hina Park Fix-Up

After learning that we still had a bit of money left from a County grant from a few years ago, we contacted the County and asked about it. Turned out there was enough there to buy some mulch, some posts, some epoxy and a few other things to give Hina Park a bit of a makeover.
Thanks to all who turned out to help -- including Preston, Logan, Zack, Josh, and Sawyer --  a great bunch of kids from the neighborhood. And thanks to Sarasota County Neighborhood Services, and in particular to Grants Coordinator Kathlyn Clayton (who alas is leaving her position) for going beyond the call of duty to make this a success!

County update: Your input wanted on Parks

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communications@scgov.netBig Truck EGGstravaganza returns April 4 Big trucks and two egg hunts are in store for kids at the 19th annual Big Truck Day EGGstravaganza, sponsored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. Admission is free for the event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. April is National County Government Month  Learn what's driving local transportation and infrastructure improvements in Sarasota County during National County Government Month (NCGM) in April. NCGM is an initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo). It is celebrated each April by the nation's counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year's theme is "Counties Moving America Forward: Th…

Hina Park Fix-up this Saturday

Sat, Mar 28, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Hina Park at Hina Drive and Palau

With the help of a Community Grant we plan to restore, re-mulch, and re-chain the tiny park at the intersection of Palau and Hina on Saturday Morning, March 28. Joanna Kilmer will be on hand, and we're renting an auger to dig holes for new posts.

This is not the first fix-up for the park - see here:

and here:

Re-Paving Lake Sarasota


Single lane closings this coming week on Bee Ridge


Bumpy Lake Sarasota Streets to be paved

Many of the road surfaces on Lake Sarasota's streets have been milled to make them ready for resurfacing.

According to the County,
Preferred Materials will be back tomorrow to start paving. They will be in the neighborhood for the next 2 weeks and then the roads should look great.

Bee Ridge Roadwork Update


Residents resolve to resurrect Citizens Patrol

Those attending Thursday evening's meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group discussed reports of alleged teenage activity, and considered certain security measures. The Group agreed to monitor the situation.

While there has been considerable discussion on NextDoor of some young people causing problems, no one at the meeting had any concrete knowledge of the allegations. Curiously, a long thread that reported specifics on NextDoor has apparently been deleted with no explanation. And the Sheriff's crime mapping site reflect no recent unusual activity in the area.

The costs of creating a street lighting district make it difficult to gain the 67% support for creating a district in Lake Sarasota. Those curious about the process can download a brochure from the County here. Individuals who feel their homes or streets would benefit from lighting can make arrangements with FPL for lights where needed. The monthly charges are relatively minor, and the lighting is maintained by FPL.

County update

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 communications@scgov.netRegistration deadline nears for county's fourth annual Pickleball Slam tournament If you are one of the millions caught up in the pickleball craze, there is still time to enter Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources' Fourth Annual Pickleball Slam. Sarasota County celebrates opening of new Emergency Operations Center This two-story, 40,000-square-foot facility contains the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the Public Safety Communications Center (PSC) and the Sarasota County Contact Center (941-861-5000).A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday honored the completion of the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center. Food Showcase and tour coming to the Sarasota County Fair A tour will be available at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Sarasota County Fair that will highlight the exciting wo…

LSCG Meets March 12

Lake Sarasota Community Group (LSCG) holds a meeting next Thursday, March 12, at 7 pm. It will be in the meeting rooms behind Sarasota Alliance Church on Bee Ridge Rd., opposite Chaucer Lane.

So far the agenda includes:

1 Security - vandals and kids with pellet gun
For discussion: Should Lake Sarasota consider street lights for safety?
2 Neighborhood Grants

3 New neighborhood bulletin board sign

4 Bee Ridge Road widening

5 New Business

Meetings are held quarterly and are open to any resident of Lake Sarasota. The LSCG is an entirely volunteer organization with no dues or deed restrictions.