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Differing viewpoints provided to SKA audience regarding North Beach Road vacation

Differing viewpoints provided to SKA audience regarding North Beach Road vacation

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   The Sarasota County commissioners did not have information about previous discussions of staff and their predecessors regarding potential repairs to North Beach Road when they voted 4-1 last year to vacate a 357-foot segment of it, a supporter of Reopen Beach Road told about 65 people attending the Aug. […]

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Back at it, Cosentino is not giving up on North Beach Road

Back at it, Cosentino is not giving up on North Beach Road

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney For a couple of months, Siesta resident Mike Cosentino stopped making appearances at County Commission meetings. He was back at it on May 23, as the board held two regular sessions in Sarasota. On May 23, Cosentino voiced admiration for Commissioner Nancy Detert, who was elected last fall, but he indicated […]

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Beach Road charter amendment effort continues

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

If successful, the charter amendments would cost the county $450,000 to hold a countywide special election, timing may get tricky By Roger Drouin Sarasota County residents continue to sign a pair of petitions related to the increasingly tense fight over a 357-foot stretch of Beach Road. There are two separate charter amendment initiatives spurred by […]

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Siesta resident says judge’s ruling in North Beach Road case clears the way for his petition drive to overturn County Commission action

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge’s ruling in favor of North Beach Road property owners actually will help the fight to overturn the Sarasota County Commission’s decision to vacate a 357-foot-long segment of the road, Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino told SNL. Late on the afternoon of April 12, Judge […]

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More North Beach Road updates

More North Beach Road updates

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Bollards finally in place Sarasota County’s chief engineer, Isaac Brownman, confirmed on Feb. 2 that the long-awaited bollards were installed in late January at the southern end of North Beach Road. Dennis and Wendy Madden had been working on the project for months, Dennis Madden told SNL in late December 2016. He and his wife […]

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Public access signage installed at vacated portion of North Beach Road

Public access signage installed at vacated portion of North Beach Road

January 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com It took longer than anticipated, but new Sarasota County signage went up on the morning of Dec. 22 at the intersection of North Beach Road and Columbus Avenue on Siesta Key. The goal is to alert all members of the public that they can access a segment of North Beach […]

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No parking sign at Avenida Messina and North Beach Road

North Beach Road lawsuit finally served on Sarasota County

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Deadline actually was Oct. 8, assistant county attorney acknowledges By Rachel Brown Hackney Late on the afternoon of Oct. 5, Sarasota County finally was served the Petition for Writ of Certiorari Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino filed in June, alleging the County Commission violated the county’s Comprehensive Plan in voting on May 11 to vacate […]

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North Beach Road segment abandonment wins County Commission approval

North Beach Road segment abandonment wins County Commission approval

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com           It took about three hours and 45 minutes, a last-minute proffer from the petitioners in one public hearing and discussion about interpreting a section of the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan, but the County Commission on May 11 finally agreed to abandon a 360-foot segment of […]

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County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com On the morning of May 11, two public hearings have been scheduled back-to-back for the Sarasota County Commission to consider matters pertaining to a 360-foot section of North Beach Road on Siesta Key that has been impassable to traffic for years. During the first hearing, the board will consider whether […]

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