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12/28/2012

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Sarasota News Leader December 28, 2012 Although the final FY 2013 millage rates will not be adopted until Sept. 11, the School Board votes unanimously to advertise a total of 7.816 mills in advance of a July 31 public hearing on the budget. Of that total, the local required millage rate is 4.568, up from 4.387 last year. The vote is 4-0, as board member Carol Todd is absent from the meeting. The increase of 0.181 mills over the total FY 2012 millage rate of 7.635 would mean the owner of a $100,000 house would pay about $18 more per year in property taxes, Weidner points out. Page 49 Aug. 1, by the Sarasota City Commission. Barwin has indicated he would like to start work on Sept. 1. Despite talk by the city���s headhunter, Colin Baenziger of Wellington, that the City Commission might have to bump the salary range to attract qualified candidates, Barwin���s starting salary will be slightly less than the $176,000 paid to his predecessor, Bob Bartolotta. Barwin���s employment agreement calls for an annual salary of $175,000, plus a car allowance of $600 per month. One unusual part of the contract allows Barwin to stay on the job for two years if the city JULY 27 ���changes its form of government to anything The man selected as Sarasota���s new city man- other than its current City Manager form of ager has agreed to a $175,000 salary. Tom Bar- governing (such as a Strong Mayor form of win���s contract will be reviewed on Wednesday, government) ���.��� % Sarasota County Schools Deputy Chief Financial Officer Al Weidner discusses budget matters with the School Board. Photo by Scott Proffitt

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