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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

County Commission says owners of two Siesta Key parcels can take the county’s offer for the land or take the county to court

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           On a 4-1 vote, the Sarasota County Commission essentially told the owners of two parcels on Siesta Key’s Beach Road that they can accept the $2,850,000 the county is willing to pay for the property, or they can file suit against the county for preventing them from building homes […]

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Literally sweating it out

Literally sweating it out

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney While many Sarasota County operations were returning to near normalcy by the afternoon of Sept. 14, residents still without power were the most frustrated. As of 4 p.m. Sept. 14, Florida Power & Light Co. reported that 67,000 customers in the county had no electricity, out of the 218,840 affected by […]

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Sarasota man charged with using pellet gun to shoot a person near Siesta Village

Sarasota man charged with using pellet gun to shoot a person near Siesta Village

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Sarasota man with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon in connection with the alleged Sept. 5 shooting of a person with a pellet gun in Siesta Village, the office has reported.     The incident occurred in the 5200 block of Ocean […]

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Decommissioning of Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant continues on schedule

Decommissioning of Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant continues on schedule

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

As Siesta Isles residents continue to deal with the physical manifestation of the project, Sarasota County staff has reported to the state that three phases of the project to decommission of the Siesta Key Wastewater Treatment Plant are at least 80% completed. In a July 24 update to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), […]

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Paid Parking

Paid Parking

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Paid Parking Results from the Siesta Key Association survey On Aug. 4, the SKA emailed its latest survey to members. This one is in response to a July 11 County Commission discussion regarding the potential for charging people to park at Siesta Public Beach. Commissioners indicated a keen interest in using the resulting revenue to […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney  ‘Dr. Beach’ favors keeping Beach Road segment closed   No less an authority on beach issues than “Dr. Beach” himself has weighed in on the Reopen Beach Road initiative. And Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University has offered his professional opinion that the 357-foot-long segment of North Beach Road […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney/Bob Stein As for break-ins … During the Aug. 3 Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting, Sgt. Jason Mruczek, leader of the Sheriff’s Office substation on the Key, told the audience that 10 to 15 vehicle burglaries had been reported in recent weeks on the north end of the island. He mentioned incidents on […]

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An everybody issue

An everybody issue

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney                 During the July SKA meeting, audience members voiced frustration that insufficient public attention is being paid to the potential dredging of Big Pass to renourish about 1.6 miles of South Lido Key.                 One man told the directors it was his first time attending an SKA meeting, and he was […]

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Siesta Key Round Up August 2017

Siesta Key Round Up August 2017

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com More funds for the south Siesta Beach renourishment           During the County Commission’s June 20 budget workshop, Rob Lewis, director of community and intergovernmental relations for the county, reported that the county was successful in obtaining about $5.9 million more from the state to pay for the South Siesta Beach […]

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Residents raise worries about boom in towering Siesta Key houses designed for tourists

Residents raise worries about boom in towering Siesta Key houses designed for tourists

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Call it a “tale of four houses.” In a two-block span, three new towering residences and one under construction epitomize for longtime Siesta Key residents the unwelcome changes that have been taking place on the island in recent years. The four-story structures at 547 and 551 Beach Road are advertised […]

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Potential for a new public parking lot at 6647 South Midnight Pass steaming ahead

Potential for a new public parking lot at 6647 South Midnight Pass steaming ahead

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Lin Kurant, manager of the county’s Real Estate Services Division, had identified the 1.84-parcel as owned by the county’s Utilities Department, with a structure on it used for training purposes by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Although the commissioners were talking about surplus property the county could sell, Kurant recommended the […]

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Board of Zoning Appeals splits 3-2 in supporting county zoning administrator’s interpretation of the street setbacks required for tall buildings on Siesta Key

Board of Zoning Appeals splits 3-2 in supporting county zoning administrator’s interpretation of the street setbacks required for tall buildings on Siesta Key

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com It all came down to a question of the correct interpretation of the Sarasota County Zoning Code involving potential commercial redevelopment on Siesta Key. In a case focused on an application from a Siesta Key resident, the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 to affirm the county zoning administrator’s […]

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