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RETURN TO SENDER St. Armands shows little signs this week of season having ended. Photo by Scott Proffitt THE ST. ARMANDS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FEELS THE BALLOTS ON THE FUTURE OF THE BID NEVER REACHED THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND WILL EXPLORE A NEW VOTE By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer The chairman of the St. Armands Business The Sarasota News Leader reported last week Improvement District (BID) said this week on the demise of the BID, based on the ballot he believes the correct people did not re- count at Sarasota City Hall on April 3. ceive ballots to enable them to vote on the The BID, a separate district's continuation taxing district, was and that was why the The City Clerk's Office made a created on St. Arvote failed last week. critical error and provided us with mands 10 years ago The BID members plan and is considered a mailing labels addressed to the property, to work with City of success by a majority not to the owner of the property. Sarasota staff to hold of stakeholders. The a new vote, they anBID was steered into Marty Rappaport Chairman nounced during their existence by, among St. Armands Business Improvement District April 8 meeting. others, current Chair-

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