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Commercial property owners responsible for storm debris pickup

 

 

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2017
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager  941-954-2613
jan.thornburg@sarasotafl.gov

Commercial property owners are responsible for storm debris pickup.

Sarasota, FL: As crews complete the first pass through residential neighborhoods collecting storm debris from Hurricane Irma, commercial property owners are being reminded that storm debris collection is the responsibility of the commercial property owner.

Commercial property owners are advised to consult their property insurance coverage regarding storm debris removal or contact the FEMA Small Business Program for assistance.

FEMA will reimburse the City of Sarasota only for costs associated with residential storm debris collection.

For information about residential storm debris collection, please contact the Hurricane Irma Storm Debris Removal Hotline: 855-428-4526.

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About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 53,000 year round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaGov.com

 

State Street between Lemon Ave. & Pineapple Ave. closes to vehicular traffic Oct. 21

 

 

For Immediate Release:  October 18, 2017
Contact:   Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager  941-954-2613
jan.thornburg@sarasotafl.gov

Sarasota, FL:  As part of a development agreement approved by the Planning Board and City Commission in 2006, State Street between Lemon Avenue and Pineapple Avenue, will close to vehicular traffic permanently starting Saturday, October 21.

State Street, between Lemon Avenue and Pineapple Avenue, will close permanently to vehicular traffic starting Saturday, October 21, 2017.

State Street will close early Saturday morning for the Downtown Farmers Market and will not reopen to vehicles.

Originally approved as City Place at Pineapple Square, the development is now named The Mark, and includes transforming State Street between Lemon Avenue and Pineapple Avenue into a pedestrian mall.

The development plans include 157 condominiums and townhomes, 35,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 11,000 square feet of commercial office space.

The Mark is projected to be completed by Fall 2019.

For more information contact David Arent, Kolter Urban LLC: 941-254-6455.

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About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 53,000 year round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaGov.com

 

Green yard waste collection suspended; Green vegetation & bulk waste must be separated from storm debris

 

 

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2017
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager  941-954-2613
jan.thornburg@sarasotafl.gov

Sarasota, FL: Due to FEMA restrictions and limited resources, collection of fresh, green vegetation is suspended. To qualify for federal reimbursement of monies expended for Hurricane Irma debris collection, the debris picked up must be associated with the storm. New, green vegetation will not be eligible.

Do not comingle green vegetation with storm debris.

“Monitors working on behalf of FEMA are observing the debris loads as they’re delivered to the debris management site,” said Todd Kucharski, Public Works General Manager. “Green vegetation comingled with storm debris will be ineligible for reimbursement. With well over $1 million in reimbursements at stake for the City of Sarasota, it’s important for residents to avoid comingling new yard waste with older storm debris.”

For now, residents should place green vegetation curbside in a separate pile. Public Works crews will collect it as soon as possible.

Currently, Public Works crews are focused on assisting contractor crews picking up storm debris. The first pass through all the neighborhoods is expected to be completed by Friday, October 20. Based on this projected timeline, staff is compiling a schedule for when regular yard waste collection will resume.

In addition to separating new green vegetation, residents are advised to separate bulk waste. Do not place bulk waste or green vegetation on top of storm debris piles. Collection crews cannot separate the materials.

For more information contact the Hurricane Irma Storm Debris Removal Hotline: 855-428-4526 or visit www.SarasotaGov.com

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About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 53,000 year round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaGov.com

 

City staff organize Lido Beach cleanup Saturday, Oct. 14

 

 

For Immediate Release:  October 13, 2017

Contact:  Kate Flexter, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988
kate.flexter@sarasotafl.gov 

Sarasota, FL:  City employees will help keep Lido Beach clean this Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by picking up debris and litter along the shoreline. Staff volunteers will meet at the Lido Beach Public Pavilion. Media is welcome to attend.

City staff walked Lido Beach in July of 2017 searching for debris and litter for the second Lido Beach cleanup.

This is the third time City staff has organized a Lido Beach cleanup. The City of Sarasota adopted Lido Beach through the Keep Sarasota County Beautiful program, which aims to preserve Sarasota as a healthy and litter-free environment.

As a home to sea turtles, black skimmers and many other species, Lido Beach is a rich and important ecosystem. It’s also a major destination for visitors to our stunning city. The City of Sarasota is devoted to preserving this beautiful, natural asset.

For more information contact Stevie Freeman-Montes, Sustainability Manager: 941-365-2200 ext 4202

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46th Annual Men’s Better Ball Championship to be held at Bobby Jones Golf Club Oct. 28 & 29

 

 

For Immediate Release:  October 12, 2017

Contact:  Kate Flexter, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988
kate.flexter@sarasotafl.gov

Sarasota, FL:  The City’s 46th Annual Men’s Better Ball Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29 at the Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Boulevard.

The tournament is open to all males and is limited to the first one hundred entries. Golfers younger than 16 years of age must have a USGA handicap index of 14.0 or lower. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, October 23. A late fee of $10 per team will apply after that date.

The entry fee is $190 per team, which includes two rounds of golf (cart included), tee gift, a non-alcoholic on course beverage each day and lunch on Sunday at the end of your round. Tee times will start at 8 a.m. and continue every nine minutes. Over $4,000 in awards cards will be given (based on a full field).

To register for the tournament, click here.

For more information contact Christian Martin, Assistant Golf Manager/PGA Pro of Bobby Jones Golf Club: 941-365-2200 ext. 5801.

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