Sarasota News Leader

01/18/2013

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NO BIDS FOR BOLLARDS The Daiquiri Deck and other businesses in Siesta Village are bright with holiday lights in early January. Photo by Rachel Hackney UNEXPECTED RESULTS IN THE COUNTY'S INVITATION FOR QUOTES PROCESS TO PROVIDE ILLUMINATION FOR SIESTA VILLAGE CROSSWALKS PORTEND YET ANOTHER DELAY By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Because Sarasota County received no quotes by the specified date, a county commissioner this week asked how to proceed with the board's planned Jan. 29 discussion about installing illumination for Siesta Village crosswalks. Village Association meetings, alerted Commissioner Nora Patterson about the quote situation in a Jan. 15 email. Van Roekens was the person who first broached the idea of lighting the crosswalks during an SKVA meeting on Jan. 3, 2012. He The County Commission had been expected called the current situation in the Village a to award a contract for the work on that date, dangerous one, as drivers — especially older with the hope the lighting would be in place ones — often have trouble spotting people in before season ramped up in mid-February. the crosswalks. Peter van Roekens, vice president of the Si- Patterson, who lives on Siesta Key, agreed to esta Key Association and a representative of assist Siesta organizations in resolving the the Terrace East condominiums at Siesta Key problem at the County Commission level.

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