Thursday, September 10, 2015

Coastal Cleanup Sat. 9.19, Sustainable Communities, New Civics Format


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Keep Sarasota County Beautiful's 2015 International Coastal Cleanup is gathering volunteer groups of all kinds who will help collect litter at locations throughout the county from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 19.
Sarasota County's popular Civics 101 program will return Sept. 24 in a revised format: classes on each county department will now be covered in two "acts" instead of one, providing students more time for interaction with course content. 
This event is part of the Florida Inaugural 5K Walk/Run events celebrating World Heart Day taking place in all 67 Florida counties on Sept. 26.
Early bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 10th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, to be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Next General Meeting

Anyone who wishes from Lake Sarasota may attend Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting of the community at Sarasota Alliance Church, opposite Chaucer, at 6 pm on Thursday Sept. 10 in Room 106. (Confirmed)


Agenda
Lake Sarasota Community Group

0. Treasury Report - Ellie

1. Follow-up: For folks who didn't attend, a summary of the special meeting with County in August:
We had a special meeting to discuss crime , code violations, and empty houses some with squatters living in them. The sheriff 's office, code enforcement, neighborhood services and Parks and Rec. were all present. They gave out a lot of information for us to think about and follow up. Participation by the home owners is encouraged.
Some possible measures to follow up on:
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. Asking to be considered for street lighting on at least the main thoroughfares of Lake Sarasota.
6. Discussing flooding: Is there a "dry path" into Lake Sarasota from Bee Ridge when flash floods occur on roads and intersections in Lake Sarasota? Will this situation get worse with the new, higher elevation of Bee Ridge Rd.?
 
Action Item: Do we want to plan an all-community meeting on security issues with the County?

2. Hina Park --
Action: Repair it? Take it down? - Joanne

3. Sheriff Reports - We need one person to volunteer to be in touch with Det. Riva and to share the statistics with us on a monthly basis.
Action: Ask for a volunteer.

4. Neighborhood Grant - for solar powered security lights and or cameras? Or speed bumps?
Action: Any volunteers to pursue this?

5. Next Regular meeting: Dec. 10th.


Thursday, September 03, 2015

County Update - Labor Day Closures, Mobile Health, Comp Plan

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Sarasota County's beach lifeguard operational hours will change startingTuesday, Sept. 8, due to the end of summer and the close of Labor 
Day weekend.
Sarasota County Public Libraries will be promoting their Learning Express resources during the month of September. Learning Express Library is an online learning resource for academic and career development designed for both students and adults.
Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, recreation centers and Historical Resources will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the 
Labor Day holiday.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 12 sites around the county during September.
Attend a Comprehensive Plan Workshop
 
About Us
Sarasota County Government 
1660 Ringling Blvd., 
Sarasota, Florida 34236 
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at https://www.scgov.net/ADA/Pages/default.aspx.