Showing posts from August, 2015

Traffic to shift to north soon; Five streets will soon close

Traffic will shift to northern lanes soon. Access to Bee Ridge will be closed on five streets in the near future: Maui, Allan, Coleridge, Chaucer and Eton.

County Update

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us atcommunications@scgov.netEnglewood Pioneer Days fourth annual Family Fun Run set for Sept. 7 Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources will host its fourth annual Pioneer Days Family Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.Monday, Sept. 7, on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Hecksher Park tennis courts to be resurfaced A tennis court resurfacing project at Hecksher Park in Venice is scheduled to begin next week. The resurfacing is being done in phases to allow three of the six courts to be available for play at any time Volunteers invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26 Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is inviting the community to take part in National Public Lands Day through a volunteer event at Woodmere Park in Venice on Sept. 26.

Tora Place to close: Roadwork Update


Eastbound Bus Route Now in Effect

As of August 15, SCAT has begun its rerouted path off of Bee Ridge into Lake Sarasota. This path was outlined in May, and is active now and for the next few months while road construction continues on Bee Ridge.

Basically the Eastbound Bus Route now is:

Right on Middlesex, left on Berkshire, left on Wake, and left on Bee Ridge.

Meeting with County set - update

Residents of Lake Sarasota have requested a meeting with several County services. The intention is to focus quite tightly on matters of community safety and counteracting bad actors (by which we do not mean Tom Cruise).

The question is how as a neighborhood we can better work with existing resources - the County, Sheriff, Parks and Rec, and more to improve the quality and safety of Lake Sarasota.
County Neighborhood Services, Law Enforcement, and someone from Parks and Rec will be on hand. We wish to discuss a range of options including:

1. Seeking a neighborhood grant to place motion-detecting cameras at strategic locations;

2. Learning the formal procedure for contacting banks and landlords whose property is in disrepair, housing criminal activity, or inhabited by squatters;

3. Reviewing proactive resident measures such as Citizen Patrol;

4. Designing a better and more strategic line of communications with the Sheriff, Code Enforcement, Parks, and other County resources, and 
5. A…

County Updates: App for recycling, Little Free Libraries

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at Sarasota County Solid Waste announces launch of new 'My Waste' app Sarasota County's Solid Waste Division is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app that will help you better manage your  household waste. Gulf Gate Public Library earns LEED  Silver certification Gulf Gate Public Library recently earned LEED Silver certification, which recognizes the application of best-in-class building strategies and practices for improved environmental and human health.  Venice Community Center closed Aug. 10-14 The Venice Community Center will be closed to the public Aug. 10-14 for maintenance. 'One Night Rodeo' back by popular demand with a free concert Aug. 15 The local country music sensation, One Night Rodeo, is bringing their full-throttle sounds and high-octane show back to the Venice Community Center.

Traffic Diversion near Bent Tree - Bee Ridge Update