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News Briefs


Date: May 10, 2012
by: Observer Staff



+ SKVA elects new officers
Russell Matthes was selected to serve his second term as president of the Siesta Key Village Association and the organization re-elected the previous year’s officers at its monthly meeting Monday, May 7. Wendell Jacobson will return as vice president; Helene Hyland as secretary; and Roz Hyman as treasurer.

+ Overtime pay burdens SCAT budget
At the May 1 budget workshop held by the Sarasota County Commission, Planning and Development Services Director Robert Lewis called attention to what he says is a burden on the Sarasota County Area Transit Authority budget: overtime pay.

The presentation was aimed at preparing commissioners for the budget SCAT will seek later this year. Lewis said the organization could ask for a budget increase of $27,105, which would be used in part to hire 42 additional employees.

Data presented showed that hiring has remained relatively static over the past five years but the number of routes offered has grown. The amount of overtime pay allotted has increased because of this asymmetry, he said.

Meetings & Agendas
• School Board Monthly Work Session — 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, Landings Administrative Complex, 1960 Landings Blvd., Sarasota.
• Statutory City Commission Meeting — noon Friday, May 11, City Hall, Commission Chamber, 1565 First St., Sarasota.
• School Board Meeting — 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, Landings Administrative Complex, 1960 Landings Blvd., Sarasota.
• Development Review Committee — 9:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, Planning & Development Services Building Dept., 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota.

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