November 8, 2019 Edition


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Conservation easement to be placed on three of county’s Quads parcels adjacent to the Celery Fields


Hoping an affordable housing project finally will become reality, County Commission authorizes county administrator to negotiate for sale of North Tamiami Trail property to a nonprofit


Nov. 19 public hearing to address two maps with proposed new County Commission districts


Army Corps of Engineers can use county park to stage work for Lido Renourishment Project, but only with extra contractual protection for county should damage occur, County Commission agrees


SANCA and Sarasota County yet to agree on terms for proposed new operating agreement since County Commission in May agreed to additional funding


Cosentino’s county Charter amendments ruled invalid by Circuit Court because of conflict with state law


Resolution to be drafted to express Sarasota City Commission concerns that Newtown voters could be prevented from casting ballots in 2020 County Commission District 1 race


Griggs officially the new city auditor and clerk


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OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: A thousand invisible cords


Baltimore Orioles teaming up with local charities to fight hunger in Sarasota and Manatee counties


Delivery of single-stream recycling carts underway for Sarasota County customers


Celery Fields’ future, Rural Heritage zoning initiative and 5G survey to be focus of Nov. 8 CONA meeting


INsight lecture series to offer ‘soul-stirring season’ from Jung Society of Sarasota


Contractor mobilizing to begin utility work for roundabout at intersection of Fruitville Road and U.S. 41


Street closures announced for Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Sarasota


City and County of Sarasota administrative offices to be closed on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day


Public invited to offer comments on Legacy Trail extension during two meetings next week


North Port Public Library to be closed Nov. 25 for maintenance, with Selby Library closing set for Dec. 15 for similar upgrades