Garbage and recycling collections will not be affected
Most City of Sarasota and Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the city and county have announced.
However, the collection schedules for solid waste, yard waste and recyclables will not be affected by the holiday, news releases point out.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) buses and the Siesta Key Breeze trolley will operate on normal hours on Jan. 18, the county release says.
The following county facilities will be closed:
- The SCAT administrative offices.
- Sarasota County’s chemical collection center located at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice.
- Libraries and Historical Resources’ branches and office.
- Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recreation centers and the Knight Trail Park pistol and rifle range.
- The administrative office at the Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis.
- The Chemical Collection Center and the Re-Uz-It Shop, both located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hours of operation at City of Sarasota recreation and cultural facilities also will be affected, as follows:
- Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, located at 2650 Waldemere St., will be closed.
- Lido Pool, located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, remains closed until further notice.
- Nature trails at Bobby Jones Golf Club, located at 1000 Circus Blvd., will be closed. The golf courses are closed until early 2022, so planned renovationscan take place.
- Payne Park Tennis Center, located at 2050 Adams Lane, will be closed.
- Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located at 1845 34th St., will be closed.
- The box office at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall,located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, will be closed.
City offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 19, on a by-appointment basis only, the city release stresses. City business also can be conducted either online via www.SarasotaFL.gov or by phone at 941-263-6000.
The regular City Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, which stands at 1565 First St.