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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Staff Report A bit of an ‘oops’ regarding a dock license agreement The request was listed on the Sept. 26 County Commission Consent Agenda of routine business items under a Planning and Development Services Department heading. And thanks to a unanimous vote of the board approving most of the Consent Agenda — including that item […]

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Siesta Key business owners surprised by news of fiber optic cable project just before Crystal Classic

Siesta Key business owners surprised by news of fiber optic cable project just before Crystal Classic

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   Siesta Key business owners expressed worry in early November that installation of MCI fiber optic cable through Siesta Village could disrupt the busiest time of the year for restaurants and bars. After being surprised by the abundance of “locate paint” in the Village — which marks existing utility lines […]

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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

County Commission votes 4-1 to approve purchase of parcel at 162 Beach Road

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   Although Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert argued that the board would be setting a bad precedent, her colleagues on Nov. 14 voted in favor of purchasing the land at 162 Beach Road on Siesta Key for $1.4 million. Previous commissions turned down the owners on three occasions when they […]

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2 feet to be added to height of seawall at Ocean Boulevard site planned for Oceane condominium project

2 feet to be added to height of seawall at Ocean Boulevard site planned for Oceane condominium project

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   On a unanimous vote, the Sarasota County Commission has granted a permit for the addition of 2 feet to the height of the approximately 350-foot-long seawall on the property slated for the six-unit Oceane condominium complex on Ocean Boulevard on Siesta Key. The development will face Big Sarasota Pass. The […]

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Parking and traffic complaints aired at SKA meeting

Parking and traffic complaints aired at SKA meeting

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   Parking at Siesta Public Beach, traffic congestion and concerns about crime were the focus of questions directed at Deputy Chris McGregor of the Sheriff’s Office during the November Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting. SKA Director Gene Kusekoski kicked off the comments, noting that drivers often are reluctant to stop for […]

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Top Siesta Key news stories of 2017

Top Siesta Key news stories of 2017

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin From a Hurricane close call to a historic property sale in the heart of the Village, 2017 was a big year on the Key. Although the Key and surrounding areas escaped a direct hit from powerful Hurricane Irma, the storm left significant damage, including large downed trees, and left some without power […]

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Make Siesta Drive Safer

Make Siesta Drive Safer

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Safety issues on Siesta Drive — from Osprey Avenue to the Shell Road intersection with Higel Avenue — have been the focus of a group of Bay Island Siesta Association members since April, the association’s vice president recently told Siesta Key Association (SKA) members. Make Siesta Drive Safer has been […]

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Big Pass Shoal offers boaters a Margaritaville vibe while protecting Siesta Key’s shoreline

Big Pass Shoal offers boaters a Margaritaville vibe while protecting Siesta Key’s shoreline

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson Michael Shay doesn’t need to rely on reports from high-priced consultants or pore over arcane papers on coastal erosion to understand the important role the shoals and resulting sandbar off Big Pass play in protecting Siesta Key’s shoreline. He can simply look out the window of his home at Siesta Town House […]

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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

Owners of 162 Beach Road accept county’s offer

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           Ronald and Sania Allen of Osprey have accepted Sarasota County’s offer of $1.4 million for their parcel at 162 Beach Road.           However, neither Wendy B. Cooper, trustee of the Burton M. Cooper Credit Shelter Trust No. 1, nor the Cooper family’s attorney has responded to the county’s offer […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Condo Council Meeting The Siesta Key Condo Council will hold a meeting on November 14 at 3:30 PM at Siesta Key Chapel 4615 Gleason Ave. The Topic is Hurricane Irma and Insurance: • Flood vs Wind Driven Rain Hazard • FEMA Factors: Zones, Cost, Trends, Status • Association vs Owner: […]

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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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