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Sheriff’s sergeant addresses numerous complaints on Siesta Key

Sheriff’s sergeant addresses numerous complaints on Siesta Key

April 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Speeding boaters on the canals, loud partying at Beach Accesses 1 and 2, and dogs on the beach at North Shell Road were among the issues Siesta Key Association (SKA) members raised when Sgt. Jason Mruczek, leader of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office substation on the Key, stood at the […]

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New zoning district and redevelopment plan for Stickney Point Road hotel win Planning Commission approval

New zoning district and redevelopment plan for Stickney Point Road hotel win Planning Commission approval

April 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    After winning plaudits from the neighbors and from Sarasota County Planning Commission members, a proposal to redevelop an old hotel property on Stickney Point Road near Siesta Key will undergo final review by the County Commission.    With a unanimous vote on April 5, the Planning Commission recommended the County […]

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CG/SKOD Text Amendment Revising the Street Setback on Siesta Key

CG/SKOD Text Amendment Revising the Street Setback on Siesta Key

April 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Mark Smith    The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted on text amendment language that would allow commercially zoned properties that were large enough to have on-site parking to support a building taller than 35 feet to have the option to ask to be built closer to the sidewalk than 25 […]

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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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Siesta Key Island Chatter May 2018

Siesta Key Island Chatter May 2018

April 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

Staff Report Waterside Realty moves out of the Village    Tom Ward and partner Brian Livesey, owners of Waterside Realty moved their office from Siesta Key Village, south to Crescent Plaza.    Ward was proud to announce that they bought the new location. Ward went on to say, “We are a full service real estate […]

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Siesta Key's Bay Tree Club residents not giving up on effort to see crosswalk installed on South Midnight Pass Road

Siesta Key’s Bay Tree Club residents not giving up on effort to see crosswalk installed on South Midnight Pass Road

April 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Sometimes rules need to be broken for the greater good. That is the view Bay Tree Club residents have taken in regard to a situation they believe literally involves life and death. And they are not going to give up until they have tried every means of getting the rules […]

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Siesta Key Condominium Council dismayed with County Commissioners vote

Siesta Key Condominium Council dismayed with County Commissioners vote

April 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    In the wake of the Sarasota County Commission’s 3-2 vote on April 11 to allow an amendment to the Siesta Key Overlay District zoning (SKOD) regulations, the Siesta Key Condominium Council (SKCC) expressed its dismay to its members.    In an April 13 email blast, SKCC President Frank Jurenka wrote […]

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Siesta Key Chamber’s events list ever growing

Siesta Key Chamber’s events list ever growing

April 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The Easter Egg Hunt on Siesta Key this March was a big hit, says Ann Frescura, Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event. “We had 150 children registered, and everyone really enjoyed it,” Frescura says. During the behind-the-scenes preparation leading up to the event, Frescura’s office […]

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