The Village Association meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key.
The SKA will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Room F at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key.
Special guests from Florida Power and Light will be present at the SKA meeting to discuss the Smartmeter program the utility company plans for Sarasota County.
SKA President Catherine Luckner recently sent an email to members letting them know that FPL has about 1.5 million of the Smartmeters already installed in Naples and Fort Myers. The utility company plans to begin installation in Sarasota County in the fourth quarter of 2012, Luckner added.
Members desiring more information about the meters in advance of the May 3 SKA meeting could visit www.fpl.com/energysmart/rf.shtml. Among the topics on that site, she wrote, is an explanation of how the Smartmeters function.
Some Siesta Key residents have raised concerns about whether human exposure to the radio frequency FPL uses for the meters could lead to health problems.
The SKA agenda also will feature a presentation on Mote Marine’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research program.