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Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Economics and efficiency are in many ways driving the quest by the Town of Longboat Key to effectively adjust its boundaries to eliminate Manatee County.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City offers Tennis Supervisor post to Tumeka Harris. Plans to upgrade facility in works.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life in the wake of red tide

Life in the wake of red tide

The noxious odor of red tide that infused the Sarasota region with its vomitous cloak of death has temporarily lifted.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Hines said that rather than spending $1.1 million he would prefer funding a trolley or build something tangible instead of hiring consultants.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

“I fully expect you to insert yourself in these conversations and know when something this big is happening to the economy of Sarasota. I look at this like a failure on our part.”

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town completes contract with next manager

Town completes contract with next manager

The Town Commission voted 6-1 to hire the current Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer to serve as next Town Manager.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job

Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job

LBK Commission will vote Monday on a five-year contract paying $187,000 annually. Harmer now makes more than $208,000 as County Administrator.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

The Town Manager Dave Bullock was asked to talk about the financial implications from a taxation standpoint as well as the legal ramifications if Longboat Key joined either Manatee or Sarasota County.  When the numbers are run, it does not look good for Manatee County. Right now, Longboat Key is geographically split between the two […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New Bayfront Park in permitting stage

New Bayfront Park in permitting stage

The town is waiting for permits and final construction price.

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »