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Commissioners approve temporary banners for special events

Commissioners approve temporary banners for special events

September 27, 2011

Sarasota County Commission Chair Nora Patterson Tuesday joined her fellow commissioners in giving the county zoning staff permission to grant temporary use permits to small businesses wishing to display banners.

County Commission to take final budget vote

County Commission to take final budget vote

September 26, 2011

The Sarasota County Commission will take its final vote on the 2012 fiscal year budget and millage rates after public hearings Sept. 26 at the Administration Center in Venice.

Sarasota County considers retail uses in major employment center areas

Sarasota County considers retail uses in major employment center areas

September 26, 2011

Sarasota County Planning Services will host a public workshop to discuss changes in zoning code, allowing for retail uses in major employment center areas.

Roadwork updates for week of Sept. 25

Roadwork updates for week of Sept. 25

September 26, 2011

Construction and maintenance projects continue on Interstate 75, U.S. 301, U.S. 41, state Route 789, state Route 758, state Route 72 and state Route 681.

Pedestrian plan peeves public

Pedestrian plan peeves public

September 22, 2011

Condominium association members and others say a Florida Department of Transportation plan to construct 10 pedestrian islands on a 1-mile stretch of Midnight Pass Road will create more problems instead of helping people cross the road more safely.

Work could start before 2015 on new library

Work could start before 2015 on new library

September 22, 2011

The Sarasota County Commission has agreed to the replacement of the Gulf Gate Library on its current Curtiss Avenue site and has asked staff to look at ways the project can be started sooner than the fiscal year 2015 timetable for which it has been slated.

Condo residents unaware of fire code regulations

Condo residents unaware of fire code regulations

September 22, 2011

In most high-rise condominium buildings, when a fire alarm on one floor goes off, alarms also sound on just the two floors above it and the floor below it, according to the county’s chief Fire Prevention Division inspector.

School board gets news of $14 million hole in next budget year

School board gets news of $14 million hole in next budget year

September 22, 2011

After approving its fiscal year 2012 budget, the Sarasota County School Board Tuesday examined early projections for revenues and expenses in 2013, including a projected shortfall of $14.5 million.

Chair defends board’s actions

Chair defends board’s actions

September 22, 2011

County Commissioner Nora Patterson told a Tiger Bay Club audience that although the commission could have paid more attention to signs of trouble with procurement before a scandal erupted, the board was constrained by the county charter.

More high school students seeking free, reduced-price meals

More high school students seeking free, reduced-price meals

September 22, 2011

After the Sarasota County School District Food and Nutrition Services Department made it possible this school year for families to apply online for their children to receive free and reduced-price meals, more high school students have been approved for the aid.



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