Thursday, February 23, 2017

Help our little park

On Saturday, our pocket park could use a little help.

Come out to Hina Park on Saturday, Feb. 25th at 9 a.m. 

Hina Park is the little park where Palau and Hina come together. Neighbors will be replacing rotted wood posts and doing some planting and mulching.  

For the facelift, folks have already arranged for the materials. Please bring a rake, a shovel, a post hole maker if you happen to have. 

Bring water and a hat and gloves.

Hope to see you Saturday at 9 am!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Contacts for Bee Ridge issues

The followings are the County-assigned contacts for Bee Ridge Rd now that the project is complete: 
·         Tree Trimming beyond project limits:  Tim Eiseler, 941-650-0738
·         Mowing:  Gregg Young 941-302-8164

Per the construction contract, “The County will be responsible for mowing, edging, trimming, and litter pick-up of all sodded areas”
·         Landscape and Irrigation System:  Alex Boudreau, 941-650-0765
·         This is currently being monitored/maintained under the “Plant Establishment Period and Contract Warranty” section of the construction contract until December 12, 2017.  “The contractor shall be responsible for regular maintenance of all landscaped beds, bioswales, mulched areas, shrubs, plants, trees and palms” 

.       Bioswales maintenance POC will be Gerald McClendon 941-315-5207
·         Roadway Lighting: Gary Spraggins 941-650-3306
·         Street Sweeping: Lynn Mison 941-861-0819
Add Robert Arciniega - 941-861-7548 - code enforcement - removal of inappropriate ads and signs along the road or in roundabouts.

County updates: Palmer Blvd part closed - tax assistance - dental health, more -

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Sarasota County has earned the Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award for the 14th year, a designation that recognizes exemplary performance by certified communities in creating clean, green and
beautiful communities.
A section of Palmer Boulevard between Iona Road and just to the east of Talon Lane/Gerry Road will be closed to traffic until March 20.
Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner reminds residents of the City of North Port, City of Sarasota, and Town of Longboat Key to register to vote by Feb. 13 to be eligible to vote in the March 14 elections.
The Sarasota County elections office mailed 10,417 vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots for the March 14 municipal elections. 
Free tax aid is available at locations throughout Sarasota County for filing federal income tax returns at AARP tax aid sites and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.
It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, junk and yard waste, as Sarasota County holds its annual free community cleanup in the Nokomis area from 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Sarasota County will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout 2017 at several county libraries.
The popular and romantic "Say I Do Again'" wedding vow renewal ceremony returns Feb. 14 to Siesta and Venice beaches.
The Florida Department of Health and Sarasota County Schools have launched a school-based dental sealant program designed to stop tooth decay (cavities) and the associated dental and health problems.
The deadline to file for a homestead exemption, a property tax benefit available to eligible homeowners, is March 1. Homeowners can receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on the assessed value of
their properties.