17 Jul 2020




New county public hearing notice signs expected to be implemented in the fall, with clearer designs and links to details about land development applications

‘Bed tax’ revenue down about 54% for May, compared to 88% drop in April, as a result of pandemic

Kompothecras files preliminary plans for 83-foot hotel and 47-foot parking garage on Old Stickney and Stickney Point roads on south Siesta Key

Workshop planned in late September for county commissioners to debate staff recommendations and proposals from barrier island associations regarding shoreline hardening

$140,000 transfer from City of Sarasota General Fund to St. Armands Parking Fund necessary to cover bond debt for garage on North Adams Drive

With dredge in place, sand removal from Big Pass expected to begin July 17 or 18

Final formal step taken by County Commission to effect its assumption of authority over Siesta Key roads, beginning in September

Court of Appeal denies efforts of Siesta couple to expedite Cosentino appeal over final Circuit Court ruling in favor of them and Sarasota County in North Beach Road vacation case

Avenida Leona residents on Siesta Key win parking restriction for their street and a change in the petition process for the county’s Traffic Advisory Council

Schimmel appointed to another four-year term on county’s Tourist Development Council

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Commissioner Hines suggests need for county mask ordinance if COVID-19 case data from counties and cities with such mandates show definitive decrease in spread of novel coronavirus

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Photo essay: Nothing so fine as a summer day

Sarasota Memorial Hospital first in Florida to offer experimental, dual-action antibody treatment for virus

Suspect sought in vandalism at two Jewish temples in Sarasota, Sheriff’s Office announces

Digital Curb Challenge to get underway in city of Sarasota as a pilot program

Demolition of equipment at site of former Siesta Key Water Reclamation Facility to get underway soon

Suspected skimming device found at 7-Eleven on North Tuttle Avenue on July 13