Archive for April 25th, 2018

Class I Emergency Variance in Sarasota County to be good for three years, County Commission agrees, with $450 fee

Class I Emergency Variance in Sarasota County to be good for three years, County Commission agrees, with $450 fee

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    In late January, the Sarasota County Commission asked staff to modify proposed changes in an ordinance that would allow owners of property threatened by acute erosion to keep sandbags in place for three years.    On April 10, Commissioner Alan Maio suggested one more tweak to the latest staff […]

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May 1 is the official start of the sea turtle nesting season

May 1 is the official start of the sea turtle nesting season

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

From now through the end of October, three different species of sea turtle will land on Florida’s Gulf coast beaches to lay their eggs. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leaving the beach as natural as possible. To do this, beachgoers should remove beach furniture and other obstacles […]

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Portable toilet removed from Siesta Key beach property

Portable toilet removed from Siesta Key beach property

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    At 9 a.m. on April 13, Siesta resident Mike Cosentino was due in Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Court to respond to Sarasota County’s Affidavit of Violation, issued on Feb. 1, regarding his keeping a portable toilet on his property at 10 Beach Road.    Early on the afternoon of April […]

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FDOT plans permanent improvements to 90-degree curve at intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive before county road swap takes place

FDOT plans permanent improvements to 90-degree curve at intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive before county road swap takes place

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    County leaders sent a letter on April 6 to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), spelling out the latest details of a proposed road swap involving River Road and Siesta Drive, Higel Avenue, Midnight Pass Road and Stickney Point Road on Siesta Key.    A summary accompanying the letter includes […]

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Paid parking at Siesta Public Beach to be key part of future County Commission discussion

Paid parking at Siesta Public Beach to be key part of future County Commission discussion

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    No date was set, but the Sarasota County commissioners agreed on April 10 to hold a formal discussion regarding the potential implementation of paid parking at Siesta Public Beach.    The suggestion came from Commissioner Alan Maio, who represents the Key as part of District 4.    In advance […]

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