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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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On the Other Side of the Issue

On the Other Side of the Issue

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

As an Aug. 22 appeal hearing approaches, Bob Luckner, a longtime pipeline engineer, represents the community as he studies the technical nuisances of a controversial project. By Roger Drouin Bob Luckner has forty-five years of experience as an engineer, specializing in permitting and project management, since graduating from Virginia Tech with a Ph.D. in Engineering […]

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Siesta Key Association Members Overwhelmingly Support SKA’s Positions on Major Issues

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association recently surveyed its members to get their feedback on SKA’s positions regarding the major issues SKA has been addressing in recent months. The survey addressed the Big Pass dredging proposal, Siesta Promenade, the potential hotel proposal, SKA’s Bicycle Safety Initiative, the County’s decision to vacate a portion of Beach Road and the […]

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Judge puts Siesta Key Association challenge of Lido Renourishment Project on hold until after administrative hearing process has concluded, but city plans to withdraw from FDEP application

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled in late April that it was premature for the Siesta Key Association (SKA) to seek a court remedy for what it alleges is a City of Sarasota violation of Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan related to the city’s proposal to dredge Big Sarasota Pass […]

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Siesta Key Association survey on trolley service underscores popularity of the free program

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The free Siesta Key Breeze trolley service launched on March 20 continues to win rave reviews — a fact reinforced when the Siesta Key Association (SKA) announced the results of a survey it sent to more than 1,000 of its members. “[W]e have achieved over a 30% response — quite […]

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June Siesta Key Round Up

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney MTV meets Siesta Key The Tampa Bay Times reported that MTV debuted its first commercial for a reality series set on Siesta Key while presenting its MTV Movie and TV Awards on May 7. The new show, Times staffer Christopher Spata wrote, is titled Siesta Key. The commercial — about 15 seconds […]

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SKA seeking more help with legal expenses

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney The vice president of the Siesta Key Association (SKA) told members at the April 6 meeting that the organization expects to need another $80,000 to $100,000 as it pursues two types of legal challenges in the effort to prevent the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key Beach. […]

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Administrative law judge sets August hearing dates for petitions opposing FDEP’s intent to issue permit for dredging of Big Pass

Administrative law judge sets August hearing dates for petitions opposing FDEP’s intent to issue permit for dredging of Big Pass

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Florida administrative law judge has denied a motion by the Siesta Key Association (SKA) and three Siesta Key residents to delay an administrative hearing on petitions they and two other organizations filed in January. Their action responded to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Dec. 22, 2016 notice of […]

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Sgt. Mruczek updates residents at SKA meeting

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com About those ATV’s… During peak tourist season, the leader of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office substation on Siesta Key generally fields a lot more questions when he appears at a Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting. That proved to be the case on April 6, when Sgt. Jason Mruczek kept his […]

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New SKA President Harold Ashby talks of plans to expand the organization’s membership

New SKA President Harold Ashby talks of plans to expand the organization’s membership

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Members welcomed a new president during the 2017 Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Siesta Key Association (SKA). Harold Ashby, who joined the board in early 2016, accepted the gavel from Vice President Catherine Luckner during the March 4 event, which was held at St. Boniface Episcopal Church. “I didn’t expect […]

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Siesta Key Round Up April 2017

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney/Bob Stein Transition to quarterly Chamber meetings On Feb. 15, the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce conducted its first quarterly meeting for members, beginning a tradition proposed in the wake of the Chamber’s absorbing the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA). Last year, after SKVA members voted to approve the Chamber’s taking over their […]

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Siesta Key Association files complaint in 12th Judicial Circuit Court to prevent dredging of Big Pass

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Siesta Key Association (SKA) filed a complaint in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court on March 9 in an effort to stop the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key Beach. The action came 50 days after the nonprofit notified the City of Sarasota, the Florida Department […]

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