Town to investigate Emerald Harbor Drive issues; Beach project receives reimbursement; Firefighters offer free CPR training course
Town to investigate Emerald Harbor Drive issues
Public Works Director Juan Florensa will have a construction timeline for Emerald Harbor Drive some time this quarter to address the road’s cracking and sinking.
The first part of the two-phase project will be investigating what’s underneath the road that’s causing it to crack and sink.
Emerald Harbor resident Wayne Swift asked the town in February 2015 to look into the cracks, which cause rain and irrigation water to accumulate on the road for long periods, impacting about 50 homes.
In the past, the town has repaired the road by filling potholes with asphalt, which quickly erodes due to the underlying issue, Swift wrote.
Longtime residents say the issue is caused by buried pieces of trees that were cut down during the development of the lots, according to Swift.
Beach project receives reimbursement
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection reimbursed the town 75%, or $275,518.50, for a $367,358 sand-dredging project.
The project brought 100,000 cubic yards of sand to the Intracoastal Waterway near Jewfish Key to the eroded north end of the Key in summer 2014.
Firefighters offer free CPR training course
Longboat Key Fire Rescue will host a free CPR training session at 9 a.m. Feb. 3, at the north fire station, 5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The hands-only CPR program will educate participants about the importance of CPR and use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).
TO RVSP, contact Lt. Brian Carr at 316-1944 or [email protected].
Meetings & Agendas
• Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1
• Code Enforcement Board Regular Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8
• Planning & Zoning Board Regular Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16
• Town Commission Regular Workshop — 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16
Ackerman Group ranks No 1. in 2015
Barbara and Ryan Ackerman, of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Ackerman Group, sold $77.7 million worth of real estate in 2015, making the group the top-ranked real estate group in Sarasota and Manatee counties for sales volume for the year. The Jan. 14 Longboat Observer misstated the year.