February 26, 2021 Edition

 


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Environmental Appeals Board calls for status report on ‘fish farm’ permit from EPA, based on new guidance from Biden Administration


Another 15,408 residential dwelling units to be needed in Sarasota County within next 10 years, staff projects


Cosentino launches new effort to incorporate Siesta Key


Sarasota legislators file bills for 2021 legislative session that would require operators of boats less than 26 feet in length to wear engine safety cutoff devices


On March 9, County Commission to discuss potential elimination of policy that allows just 20 people to seek publicly initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments


Even with county’s COVID-19 vaccine supply increasing, commissioners agree that Everbridge registration system should continue to be used for appointments (free)


Suncoast Waterkeeper reports bacterial levels in water at three Sarasota sites that well exceed EPA standards


With pandemic having put damper on actions Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition was to complete last spring, using city grant funds, commissioners delay date for completion to July


Florida Public Service Commission’s 1.17% price index for water and wastewater rates implemented in Sarasota County for current fiscal year


Water main break in Laurel Oak Estates results in spill of 12,400 gallons of fully treated, reclaimed water


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Appointment-only COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be conducted by City of Sarasota at Van Wezel on Saturday and Sunday


Mature tree-planting incentive program makes a return in city of Sarasota


Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reaccredited by Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation


Sarasota Police Department Lts. Mayforth and Rainey promoted to rank of captain


Nailed It DIY Studio in Sarasota to host grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 27


Pioneer Park tennis courts to be closed for renovations starting March 1