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Bee Ridge Roadwork Tonight

There will be night work tonight (Thursday April 29) at the intersection of Bee Ridge Road and Mauna Loa Boulevard.

One mast arm was not installed, at this location, due to an overhead conflict with FP&L. The conflict has been resolved, and there is a window of opportunity for the subcontractor to install the mast arm tonight (actually it will be, Friday morning, May 1, beginning at 1 a.m.). Missing this window may delay the mast arm installation several weeks. Permission has been granted for this work to be performed, provided proper "Maintenance of Traffic" is installed and traffic flow is maintained. Bee Ridge Road will be narrowed to one lane with flag men directing alternating traffic flow. The duration of work is expected to be one hour and the Construction Engineering Inspection team will be on site.

No Saturday work this weekend

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Free SCAT, Advisory Boards, Seagrass Survey, more...

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.netCalling all tennis players: Payne Park summer promotion returns next month Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is offering an unlimited-use tennis pass at Payne Park Tennis Center for the months of May through September for $150. Sarasota County seeking advisory  board volunteers Sarasota County Government invites the public to volunteer for one of its many advisory board opportunities, including the General Contractors Licensing and Examining Board and Mechanical Contractors Licensing and Examining Board. Sarasota County to host seagrass  survey April 25 To celebrate Earth Day, Sarasota County and local partners invite the public to volunteer in a seagrass survey on Saturday, April 25, at Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota.  Community cleanup at Kensington Park  is April 25 Keep your home looking spiffy as a commun…

The Environment - Sarasota wants your input

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Sarasota County invites us to give input regarding future directions and policies - this month it's a big topic - the Environment - if you can't make the workshops, you can still provide input at the link.

Comp Plan Update Workshop Reminder Sarasota County's economy and quality of life are inextricably linked with a healthy environment. Clean waterbodies, clean air, and a balance of natural land and developed areas all contribute to making Sarasota County a desirable place to live, work, and play. Cycle 1, addressing Environmental Systems in Sarasota County is now open, until April 30, 2015. Click here to learn more and take the first survey!

Watch for dump trucks on Bee Ridge

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County Update

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Dear Lake,Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us atcommunications@scgov.netNational Volunteer Week is April 12-18 The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Sarasota County, which is part of a national network of local volunteers, exemplifies how a committed team of volunteers can make a difference in the health, safety and resiliency of  our communities. Time for 'Money Smart Week @ Your Library' Financial professionals and non-profit agencies will host a variety of presentations during "Money Smart Week @ Your Library," April 18-25 at Sarasota County libraries.  SCAT Route 13 Venice is changing April 18 SCAT will not be traveling through the Publix parking lot at 535 S. Tamiami Trail, in Venice. Clerk's 'Operation Green Light' For one day only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, the Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is accepting payment…

County Update

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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 communications@scgov.netNational Volunteer Week is April 12-18 The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Sarasota County, which is part of a national network of local volunteers, exemplifies how a committed team of volunteers can make a difference in the health, safety and resiliency of  our communities. Voter registration deadline nears for May 12, 2015 municipal elections Residents of the City of Sarasota and Town of Longboat Key must be registered by Monday, April 13 to be eligible to vote in their respective elections scheduled for Tuesday, May 12. County libraries inviting the public to "Discover Local Authors" To celebrate National Library Week, Sarasota County Libraries is hosting a week-long series of events designed for the public to 'Discover
Local Authors.' SCAT Route 13 Venice is changing April 18 SCAT will not be traveling thr…

Letter to Sarasota County regarding RaceTrac

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As many know, Lake Sarasota and other Bee Ridge neighborhoods tried to work with RaceTrac to add some buffering to their landscaping - a few more trees, etc. Normally such large gas stations are not situated directly across from residential neighborhoods. Unfortunately the plans for the gas station were submitted years ago and approved by the Sarasota County Commission before virtually anyone in the community knew about it.

The letter to County Administrator Thomas Harmer from a couple of days ago came from the Bee Ridge Neighborhoods Committee, which represents 14 communities along Bee Ridge Rd. and Bee Ridge Extension, comprising a total of over 9,000 rooftops.

Mr. T. Harmertharmer@scgov.net County Administrator
Sarasota County

Dear Mr. Harmer: Recently a RaceTrac gas station opened at the intersection of Manua Loa and Bee Ridge Road, (Northeast corner). While facing Bee Ridge, it sits directly across the street from the Lake Sarasota Community. Several homes are directly impacted …

The coming week on Bee Ridge: Expect delays

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