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HOPING TO CATCH UP Sarasota County staff photos show sections of Tuttle Avenue and Wilkinson Road that are rated between an Overall Condition Index of 70 and 80, meaning they are in very good condition. Photos courtesy Sarasota County HIGHER BIDS FOR THE SIESTA KEY BEACH STORMWATER PROJECT HAVE NECESSITATED A SHIFT OF COUNTY FUNDS FROM SOME PLANNED ROAD PROJECTS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Higher than expected bids for the Siesta Key Public Beach stormwater project have had an immediate impact of reducing available funds for road resurfacing, the Sarasota County Commission learned during its Feb. 8 budget workshop. enable the completion of the resurfacing of South River Road in south county. ���I���m really looking forward to solutions,��� she said, instead of further discussions about the need to move through the backlog of road projects. Commissioner Christine Robinson expressed frustration This isn���t getting any better for us. over being able to do The complaints keep rolling in, and the no more than accept a roads keep deteriorating. staff recommendation Christine Robinson Commissioner that day for approving Sarasota County funding transfers to H o w e v e r, G e o r g e Giovino in the Capital/ Grant Budget section of the county���s Office of Financial Planning pointed to the need to shift county surtax

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