Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall Fest this Saturday!

Pot luck picnic! Improved games! Fun activities for the entire neighborhood! Get together with your neighbors and have a good time at the Pavilion in Lakeview park, near the boat ramp and restrooms.

Bring an item if you can, or a game, or advertise your business. You'll find the sign-up here: 




Sunday, November 05, 2017

Meeting Thursday, Yard Sale Saturday


1. LSCG open meeting Thursday, Nov. 9th. 7 pm. Alliance Church.

2. Community Garage Sale: Nov. 11th 8 am-2 pm. No signup, no maps, but you can put up signs with your address. Please take them down afterwards.

You may donate to the LSCG Community Improvement Fund by dropping off items this week anytime at 4032 Westminster Dr.

Proceeds from all items will go directly into the community coffers for improvement projects.


Friday, November 03, 2017

County Updates


Dear Lake,
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.net
Despite the rain last week that affected operations on multiple days, more than 45,000 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris was collected from Sarasota County roadways. This represents the largest weekly total to date and approximately 18 percent of the total estimated debris in the county. Two trucks can be seen here simultaneously emptying their loads at one of Sarasota County's debris management sites. 
 
Collection of storm debris from Hurricane Irma is more than 60 percent complete
  • More than 60 trucks help clear vegetative storm debris on a daily basis, and operations continue to run seven days a week, weather permitting.
  • Citizens can track the progress of vegetative storm debris collection in Sarasota County through the Debris Pick-Up Status Map. The map is updated daily based on collection progress, and scheduled start dates are subject to change.
  • If your residence is on a private road, and you do not have a formal homeowners association, you will need to complete a Right of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form.
  • Storm debris FAQs can be found here.
  • Questions pertaining to storm debris? Call the Storm Debris Hotline at 855-866-5654.
Other county news:
Sarasota County and the Town of Longboat Key will host a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the Bayfront Park improvement project. 
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, so it's a great time to take safety precautions that could help protect your loved ones and your homes. 
Sarasota County is creating a Unified Development Code (UDC) that updates and brings together the land development and zoning regulations, which control the development of all properties in the unincorporated area of the county. The Nov. 7 workshop, which will be at 6 p.m. at the Nokomis Community Center Main Hall, 234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis, will primarily focus on the technical standards and the definitions section of the proposed UDC.
Sarasota County, in partnership with the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, has engaged Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to help facilitate an after-action review of the community's response to Hurricane Irma.
Sarasota County's Sustainable Communities Workshop will bring together individuals, businesses, institutions and government agencies to learn and share community solutions on the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. 
Sarasota County Neighborhood Services will conduct a share-shop focused on a pond restoration project in Talon Bay on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the North Port Library. 
Monday, Nov. 6, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in House District 72 special (Democratic) primary election. 
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

County Updates - Sustainability Workshop

Saturday, October 21, 2017

County Update - Irma recovery; Sustainable workshop, more


Dear Lake,
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.net
 
Debris collection
  • Sarasota County's debris contractors are now working in 15 of the 38 residential zones. To view the estimated collection start date for your residential zone, use theinteractive map.
  • Approximately 60,000 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris has been collected. Contractors are working seven days a week to clear the debris.
  • Remember to keep your vegetative storm debris completely separated from regular yard waste and garbage. Only vegetative storm debris is being collected by the debris contractors.
  • It's important to keep your vegetative storm debris pile separated from your regular garbage, recycling and yard waste, and away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, water meters, utility lines or other objects that could be damaged during pickup.
  • If other items (i.e. fences, garbage bags, etc.) are mixed in the vegetative storm debris pile, or if they are too close in proximity, the debris contractor may not be able to pick up the vegetative storm debris.
  • Residents who live on private roads need to complete aRight of Entry Onto Private Property for Debris Removal Disaster Assistance form from homeowners or homeowner associations.
  • Sarasota County's landfill will be open this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all services and 2-5 p.m. for residential storm-related vegetative debris. Residential tipping fees for storm-related vegetative debris will be waived until further notice.
  • Burning storm debris is prohibited unless residents obtain a permit from the Florida Forest Service.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection
  • Waste Management trucks for garbage, recycling and yard waste are back to normal schedules.
  • Waste Management trucks continue to collect properly prepared yard waste meeting the normal pickup standard of four feet or less in length, 40 pounds or less in weight and bagged, containerized, bundled, or tied, from residences in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Other county news:
Sarasota County, along with the Library Foundation of Sarasota County, announced that the new Venice Public Library will be named the William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library. 
Oct. 30 is the last day to register for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop at a reduced registration rate. The workshop is Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the south Venice area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, to dispose of discarded household items, appliances, junk and tree trimmings. 
Sarasota County Neighborhood Services will conduct a share-shop focused on a pond restoration project in Talon Bay on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the North Port Library. 
Sarasota County Health and Human Services is recruiting a team of volunteers to run Volunteer Reception Centers during a disaster. 
 
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