The lowest bid Sarasota County received Jan. 23, for the Beach Road drainage improvements was $4.3 million, which is more than double the county’s $1.5 million estimate for the capital project.
Sarasota County Engineer Jim Harriott in an email to commissioners explained that staff would investigate the discrepancy, and issue a detailed report, the week of Jan. 28.
“Ouch!!!” said Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta in an email response to Harriott.
For more on this story pick up a copy of the Jan. 31 issue of the Pelican Press.
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18 American Business Women's Assocation-Sunset Chapter Monthly Meeting
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19 The Power of ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
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19 Lights In Bloom
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.