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Sarasota Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 5 years ago

Commission to vote on $26,000 in grants

by: Robin Roy City Editor

City commissioners are expected to approve 11 neighborhood grants totaling $26,155.

The vote will come at today’s City Commission meeting.

The awards are part of the city’s 12-year-old Neighborhood Grant Program, which aims to help spruce up the city’s neighborhoods.

The grants include:

Amaryllis Park: $2,000 for Juneteenth 2010 celebration

Avondale: $1,550 for historical marker

Burns Square: $2,895 for identification signs

Downtown Sarasota Alliance: $4,500 for light-pole brackets and banners

Gardens of Ringling Park: $1,823 for community awareness and involvement, newsletter and neighborhood directory

Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores: $2,550 for newsletter

Janie’s Gardens/Janie Poe Residents Association: $2,459 for “The Lord’s Mighty Mites”

Lido Shores: $225 for emergency telephone tree

Newtown businesses and merchants: $2,901 for Youth Rally for Success and association communication

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership: $3,000 for North Trail directory

Rosemary District: $2,550 for Rosemary Rising series

The grants are touted as achieving two of the commission’s top-five priorities — quality of life and economic development and recovery.

Contact Robin Roy at [email protected].

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