Showing posts from June, 2016

SCAT to no longer enter Lake Sarasota

Users of SCAT please take note - this came from SCAT:

SCAT service change (Bee Ridge Rd and Middlesex) is effective Saturday July 9, 2016.
Due to the opening of the rotary at Gary Player, SCAT service will no longer turn into Middlesex Dr and exiting Wake Ave.

Patrons are encouraged to use SCAT bus stops and shelters along Bee Ridge rd.

Landscaping to begin, Bent Tree Roundabout functional

Landscaping Bee Ridge proceed from West to East trees overhanging right of way will be trimmed back. Roundabout pattern in effect at Bent Tree, but still under construction. Iona reduced to one lane.

Landscaping to begin, and Bent Tree has a new traffic pattern

New traffic pattern at Bent Tree - no longer a signal there. Landscaping to begin.

Summary of LSCG Meeting 6.9.16

The volunteer Lake Sarasota Community Group met Thursday - here's a brief summary of the meeting:

Neighbors on Allan Place have expressed concerns about car lights, noise, bus noise, and exposure to Bee Ridge Rd. Meetings with the County are ongoing, and the some plans are in place for buffering. Further communication with the County and with SCAT is planned.
Also, the placement of the SCAT bus stop at Allan Place presents concerns about traffic safety as well as nuisance issues. The Board unanimously voted to send an LSCG letter regarding these matters to the County, to SCAT, and to the District 2 Commissioner.
Bee Ridge roadwork is largely complete along the Lake Sarasota area, except for landscaping, which is scheduled to begin very soon. If you have any issues let us know - preferably via NextDoor, or in comments, or at
Major roadwork continues to the East, at Bent Tree and Iona, where a fourth roundabout is underway.
Sheriff's reports show little c…

Crews to work Saturday at Iona

The bulk of the activity is now to the East of Lake Sarasota - towards Bent Tree and Iona Blvd, where a crew will be working June 11 to create the roundabout:

County Update: Comp Plan, Youth Guide

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net2016 Atlantic hurricane season began
on June 1
Sarasota County urges residents to be prepared for an emergency and prepare an all hazards kit.  Public hearing for Comprehensive Plan Update on June 10 Sarasota County is hosting a public hearing at 9 the Administration Center at 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, to discuss land use, economic development, mobility and public utilities.
***NOTE: See some of the controversy surrounding this "Update" here.Summer Youth Activities Guide now available Find hundreds of free events for children, tweens and teens in the 2016 Sarasota County Public Library Summer Youth Activities Guide. Explore your library and its free programs, computers, books movies and more.

LSCG Meets Thursday June 9

The Lake Sarasota Community Group will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 9, at 7 pm.

Take this opportunity to meet the new board. Read Keith's introductory letter here.

As usual, we will meet in the conference rooms behind Sarasota Alliance Church, which is opposite Chaucer Rd.

-Update on Bee Ridge roadwork-Tom M

-Allan Place-Tammy F

-Treasury - Ellie H.

-Traffic conditions in re:new construction

-Crime stats-Tom

-Membership: fb/twitter/nextdoor usage-Joy

-revive "Yard of the month" award?

-revive welcome wagon?

-Labor Day Party

-sponsorship opportunities


-concerns/questions/new business

Notice of County Comp Plan Review

REMINDER: Public Hearings for Comprehensive Plan Update onJune 8 and 10
Public hearings for the Comprehensive Plan Update will be held on June 8 at 1:30 pm and on June 10 at 9 am. These hearings are for Board of County Commissioners to consider transmitting the Comp Plan to the State for review. Adoption by the BCC will take place after the State review, with target dates of October 2016.
Documents have been posted online for the public hearings. The documents include: 1. Comp Plan Volume 1 Draft - June BCC Hearings, updated 06/06/16

A few links for tropical storms

New Temporary Pattern for Bent Tree

Exiting Bent Tree Traffic will have to turn East starting this week. The Mauna Loa intersection is almost fully complete, with two northbound lanes now open. Eastbound, there will still be only one lane open. Medians are in, final work remains to be done.

Camp Guide and more Summer Activities

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.netSarasota County named 'Tree City USA' for 25th year Sarasota County was recently named a "Tree City USA" community for the 25th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation, an achievement that demonstrates the county's continued commitment to positive environmental stewardship. Fertilizer restricted season kicks off June 1 Sarasota County reminds residents to "Be Floridian" and refrain from applying fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus from June 1 to  Sept. 30. Registration for Kids' Summer Beach Runs starts June 1 Parents who are looking for healthy activities will appreciate the Kids' Summer Beach Runs, presented by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, and New Balance Sarasota.