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Siesta Key Island Chatter

Siesta Key Island Chatter

March 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Chamber hosts 19th annual golf tournament The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor, Conditioned Air, proudly announce the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, which will be held Monday, May 7, at TPC Prestancia – Stadium Course, located at 4409 Tournament Players Club Drive, Sarasota, 34238. This private outing presents a […]

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Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The City of Sarasota and two nonprofit organizations altogether have paid close to $1 million in legal fees as they have wrangled over the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of South Lido Key Beach.    The city’s legal bills through December 2017 totaled […]

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A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

January 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Another topic anticipated for SKA discussion was the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, which began on Dec. 12 in Sarasota and ended up concluding a day early — on Dec. 18 — in Tallahassee.    The proceeding allowed the SKA and Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) to […]

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‘David versus Goliath’ hearing wraps up; Advocates for Sarasota Big Pass expect judge’s decision soon

‘David versus Goliath’ hearing wraps up; Advocates for Sarasota Big Pass expect judge’s decision soon

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin    Peter van Roekens and coastal scientist Richard Gilmore went out on Big Pass with Captain Paul Oversmith on an evening in late July. They were on the lookout for speckled trout, and they discovered the fish were mating in Big Pass and the juvenile trout were using the seagrass beds.   […]

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Judge agrees with City of Sarasota and Lido Key Residents Association in dispute over order of presentations and burden of proof in administrative law hearing

Judge agrees with City of Sarasota and Lido Key Residents Association in dispute over order of presentations and burden of proof in administrative law hearing

November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   About six weeks before the hearing was set to begin in the case, a Florida administrative law judge ruled that it would be up to the Siesta Key Association (SKA), Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) and the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) to prove their contention that the U.S. […]

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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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If you care about Siesta Key - Donate Now

If you care about Siesta Key – Donate Now

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

   Siesta Key Association continues its legal dispute with the Army Corp and the City of Sarasota. SKA's goal is twofold; protect Siesta Key, S. Lido Key, Bay Island and Bird Key from potential wave damage and protect the Big Pass sand bars which have formed. This is now a major Sarasota County water recreation […]

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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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A letter sent out by SKA

A letter sent out by SKA

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

To Our Valued Siesta Key Association Members and residents of Siesta Key   You may have learned in local news that the Administrative Hearing of our Challenge to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Notice of Intent to issue a Permit to Dredge Big Pass, which was scheduled for the last two weeks of […]

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Paid Parking

Paid Parking

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association launches another 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 boost mass […]

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North Beach Road

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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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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