+ Tax-notice mistake to cost taxpayers
Although many Sarasota County residents just received their property-tax estimates in the mail, the property appraiser’s office will have to send everyone new notices, which will cost taxpayers $125,000.
The original notices did not include an increase in school taxes, which is generating nearly $900,000 for the Sarasota County School District.
Luis Guinart, managing director of the property appraiser’s office, said he would like to avoid resending the tax notices, but state law requires a new notice to be sent.
Guinart said the school district will have to pick up the cost of the mistake.
+ Osprey residents help shape district
Osprey’s 14-acre waterfront district will be the subject of a four-day charrette, designed to let residents tell developers what they would like to see built.
The district’s property is under the control of Dr. Anil Patel, who has been trying to build a mixed-use project on that land for several years.
Patel’s initial plan called for condos on the waterfront, townhomes inland and an office building with a restaurant along Tamiami Trail.
The charrettes will take place in the South Bay Shopping Center at 1264 S. Tamiami Trail. The schedule is as follows:
• Opening presentation, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21
• Community design session, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22
• Design studio open house, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24
• Wrap-up presentation, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26
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20 Bring Them Home for the Holidays Adoption Event
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
20 La Fille mal Gardee Pre-Performance Children’s Buffet
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.