15 July 2022



Having received formal ‘proof of funding’ that Mote Marine Lab can pay for Science Education Aquarium at Benderson Park, County Commission approves final steps for project to begin

New contractor approved for Sarasota County sewer project that has kept lanes closed on Beneva Road and Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota

Among Sarasota city commissioners, Brody the only one to list board salary as solitary income on state financial disclosure form

Instead of fireworks, Ashley Parkway fire on July Fourth could have been related to electrical problems, homeowner tells Fire Department

Characterizing their responsibility in the situation as a ministerial one, county commissioners approve placing Charter Review Board amendments on Nov. 8 General Election ballot

Florida House building to remain in Sarasota County possession for time being, with county administrator and staff to propose potential uses

County Commission approves not-to-exceed millage rates for 2023 fiscal year, with total millage down slightly from current level

Pickleball fans join Legacy Trail supporters in celebrating completion of Pompano Trailhead in Sarasota

County Commission votes to delay until late August a vote on authorizing processing of proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment that would allow for voluntary demolition and reconstruction of aging condominium complexes

May ‘bed tax’ collections down $31,402, compared to May 2021 total, Tax Collector’s Office reports

About 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spills at 582 McIntosh Road in Sarasota after contractor damages pipeline

COVID-19 positivity rate down slightly to 23.29% in Sarasota County, but more infected patients dying at Sarasota Memorial facilities

County administrator considering 6% pay raises for non-union employees in 2023 fiscal year, with departments struggling to compete with private sector for workers

About 2,500 gallons of sewage spills from Bent Tree Master Lift Station in Sarasota County, with approximately 400 gallons recovered

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July 25 the voter registration deadline for anyone wishing to participate in the Aug. 23 Primary Election, Supervisor of Elections Turner reminding citizens

July 19 forum on Siesta Key to feature candidates for County Commission seats in Districts 2 and 4

Lido Pool closed for repairs

Public invited to North Trail Redevelopment Forum on July 27 at Van Wezel

Aug. 23 Primary Election ballots on their way to military and overseas voters