Thursday, February 09, 2017

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

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
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.

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