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Siesta Key Chamber Events

Siesta Key Chamber Events

May 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Chamber Announces New Membership Director The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce proudly announces Ellen Lawlor as the new Director of Membership.  She originally moved to Sarasota from Dayton, Ohio in 1981 and lived and worked on Siesta Key for 10 years as General Manager of Midnight Cove II. She has had a successful […]

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Phillippi Shores Village apartments has a new owner

Phillippi Shores Village apartments has a new owner

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Phillippi Shores Village apartments has a new owner, the 45 year old, 28 unit apartment complex recently sold for $2,050,000. The property was acquired by Berkshire Property Holdings LLC, an Orlando company.  This 15,808 square foot multi-family home sits on a 1.61 acre lot, built in 1977. The Landings gated community abuts the property to […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Siesta Key Sheriff’s Report April 20-May 23, 2018

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 18 crimes reported on Siesta Key between 4/20-5/22/18 4/20/18 Battery 5200 Block Ocean Blvd. Officers responded to a battery at a village bar. The victim stated he was sitting down eating when the defendant muttered something under his breath. The victim didn’t understand what the defendant said so he ignored […]

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Celebrating the seasons on Siesta Key

Celebrating the seasons on Siesta Key

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein    We laugh affectionately whenever residents survive their first year here in the sunshine state absolutely and positively convinced that Florida only has two seasons: hot and hotter.     Being a transplant myself, hailing from the state where folks are proud to call themselves “Cheeseheads” and where Lambeau’s “Frozen Tundra” is arguably […]

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Siesta Key Island Chatter June 2018

Siesta Key Island Chatter June 2018

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Staff Report Wastewater Treatment Plant update    The target time for the Siesta Key Wastewater Treatment Plant to cease functioning in its original capacity and begin operating as a master pump station was early May, Sarasota County staff reported earlier in late winter.    Dave Cash, the Water/Wastewater Division manager, explained that one could not […]

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Following up on complaints

Following up on complaints

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney During his report to SKA members on May 3, Sgt. Jason Mruczek also offered updates on a series of issues members raised during the April 5 SKA meeting. First, he asked member Dave Thomas, who lives on the Grand Canal, whether boating problems had eased, noting that he had asked representatives […]

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Siesta Key couple wins 10-year property tax exemption after undertaking years-long rehabilitation of historic house

Siesta Key couple wins 10-year property tax exemption after undertaking years-long rehabilitation of historic house

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    It took the owners of a historic Siesta Key house longer to complete the rehabilitation of it than Sarasota County guidelines allowed them, one of them has explained to the Sarasota County Commission. Nonetheless, the board unanimously agreed with the couple that they should receive the 10-year property tax exemption […]

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Transportation on and around Siesta Key

Transportation on and around Siesta Key

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Staff report Resurfacing for Osprey Avenue    The city of Sarasota began work May 29 on resurfacing a 1.4-mile stretch of Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street. The resurfacing will be done in phased segments. The first segment of Osprey Avenue, from South Drive to Boyce Street, is expected to be completed […]

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Support the 2018 Siesta Key Community Fireworks

Support the 2018 Siesta Key Community Fireworks

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) is proud to announce the 28th Anniversary of the 4th of July Community Fireworks Celebration, Wednesday, July 4th, at Siesta Key Beach. The fireworks show will launch at dusk at the Siesta Key Public Beach (948 Beach Road) and is free and open to the public.     The […]

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New Sarasota County evacuation procedures to be implemented this year if a hurricane approaches

New Sarasota County evacuation procedures to be implemented this year if a hurricane approaches

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Along with significant changes in how Sarasota County will order evacuations in advance of an approaching hurricane, staff also has established a list of 17 “rally points” to aid people who cannot drive themselves to an evacuation center.    Ed McCrane, the county’s emergency management chief, and Rich Collins, emergency […]

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More details sought on plans for the Siesta Key house to be built fully seaward of Gulf Beach Setback Line

More details sought on plans for the Siesta Key house to be built fully seaward of Gulf Beach Setback Line

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Sarasota County’s Environmental Permitting Division staff has continued to question a Siesta Key applicant’s assertion that a proposal for a three-story house fully seaward of the Gulf Beach Setback Line (GBSL) would not have a negative impact on the coastal system.    Furthermore, Weiqi Lin of that staff pointed […]

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Variance approved for new 3-story, 2-unit house on pilings at 657 Beach Road that will be 20.5 feet beyond Gulf Beach Setback Line

Variance approved for new 3-story, 2-unit house on pilings at 657 Beach Road that will be 20.5 feet beyond Gulf Beach Setback Line

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    It took only about 16 minutes on April 24 for three members of the Sarasota County Commission to approve a new three-story, two-dwelling house built on pilings in the footprint of a 1930s structure at 657 Beach Road on Siesta Key.    The house will be on the landward […]

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