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A drunk driver crashed into a Siesta Key Village light pole Sept. 18.
Siesta Key Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 5 years ago

Light pole saved from scrappers

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals, the firm recently picked to oversee Siesta Key Village upkeep, promptly delivered a light pole to architect Mark Smith’s office after an intoxicated driver struck it Sept. 18, Smith said during a Siesta Key Village Association meeting this morning.

Smith, who directs the Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp., told SKVA members that Championship staff rescued the light pole from would-be scrappers, and saved a Village banner and flagpole that were attached to it.

The service is part of a $97,000 annual contract with Sarasota County, which requires the firm to beautify the Village at a “resort-style” level, and Smith said there have been no complaints about Championship’s performance, and it has placed the order for a new pole. The company also recently replaced to flood lights near the Village gazebo.

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