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CHARLOTTE COMMISSIONERS SUSPEND IMPACT FEES

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY APPROVED AN ORDINANCE SUSPENDING IMPACT FEES FOR LIBRARY, PARK, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, AND PUBLIC BUILDING FEE CATEGORIES FOR A YEAR.  THE SUSPENSION IS FOR BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION.  THE ONLY IMPACT FEE CATEGORY STILL IN EFFECT IS FOR... Read More.

COMMISSIONERS OFFICIALLY HIRE LEWIS AS INTERIM

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A CONTRACT FOR FORMER NORTH PORT POLICE CHIEF TERRY LEWIS TO BE THEIR INTERIM COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR.  LEWIS WILL MAKE OVER $550.00 A DAY FOR THE FOUR-TO-SIX MONTHS HE WILL SERVE WHILE THE COUNTY UNDERTAKES A NATIONAL SEARCH... Read More.
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COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO KEEP BOUNDARIES

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON WEDNESDAY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO KEEP THEIR PROPOSED DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, WHICH IN ESSENCE KEEPS THINGS THEY WAY THEY HAVE BEEN.  DESPITE A TUESDAY WHERE EVERYONE WHO STEPPED TO THE DAIS IN VENICE WAS AGAINST THE BOUNDARIES, COMMISSIONERS FELT THE MAP WAS... Read More.

LEY RESIGNATION ACCEPTED BY COMMISSIONERS

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR JIM LEY IN A 4-1 VOTE THIS MORNING.  COMMISSIONER JOE BARBETTA WAS THE LONE DISSENTER.  BARBETTA SAID THE FIRST THING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS TO RESTORE THE PUBLIC’S TRUST AND CONFIDENCE,... Read More.
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SARASOTA COMMISSIONERS RETHINK PILL MILLS

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON WEDNESDAY CONDUCTED THE FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH SO CALLED PILL MILLS IN THE COUNTY.  COMMISSIONERS WILL SOON LOOK INTO WHETHER RECENTLY PASSED STATE LEGISLATION REGULATING PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS WILL BE SUFFICIENT, OR THEY MAY... Read More.

FIRE COMMISSIONERS DROP THE DROP PLAN

ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS VOTED WEDNESDAY TO DROP A CONTROVERSIAL DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN FIREFIGHTERS THEIR THIRD PENSION INCREASE IN AS MANY YEARS.  OVER FIFTY RESIDENTS SHOWED UP AT THE MEETING IN ROTONDA WEST, WITH MOST THERE TO VOICE... Read More.
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COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO CONTINUE PURSING SPRINGS

NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSIONERS VOTED 4-1 FRIDAY TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE PURCHASE OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS WITH SARASOTA COUNTY.  AN EMERGENCY MEETING WAS CALLED BY NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONER LINDA YATES, WHO FEELS THE CITY NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHEN... Read More.

COMMISSIONERS PURCHASE LAND

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY AGREED TO PURCHASE THE FOURTEEN ACRES OF LAND ADJACENT TO THE PLACIDA BOAT RAMP FOR THREE MILLION DOLLARS THAT WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCH AND OVER TWO HUNDRED PAID PARKING SPACES IN AN AREA WHERE THEY ARE DESPERATELY... Read More.
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COMMISSIONERS TO CONSIDER BOAT RAMP PURCHASE

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER SPENDING ABOUT THREE MILLION DOLLARS TO BUY A PIECE OF LAND THAT WILL ADD PARKING SPACES AND ANOTHER BOAT LAUNCH AT THE PLACIDA BOAT RAMP.  ACCORDING TO THE SUN, COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE NEGOTIATING A SHORT-SALE ON APPROXIMATELY FOURTEEN... Read More.

CHARLOTTE COMMISSIONERS REVISITING SEWERS

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE GETTING READ TO EXPLORE OPTIONS TO DEAL WITH FAILING SEPTIC SYSTEMS THAT ARE SENDING POLLUTION INTO WATERWAYS.  COMMISSIONERS SCRAPPED PLANS FOR A $400 MILLION DOLLAR SEWER EXPANSION FOR 18,000 LOTS IN A PART OF PORT CHARLOTTE BACK IN APRIL, BUT... Read More.