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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 Page 53 "I think the signs are good, but I think they are way too big," Chairwoman Carolyn Mason said. If the board consensus were for county staff to erect smaller signs, he would make sure that happened, County Administrator Randall Reid said, drawing chuckles. The signs still would look nice, he promised. "I actually think the names detract from the message," Patterson added. "[That] sort of irritates people, like we're self-promoting." Reid said he would make sure the change took place over time. "You shouldn't go take them down if they're already up," Patterson responded, eliciting more laughter. "Or in the case of Nokomis [neighborhood improvements], where [the signs are] up two years after the project was completed," Robinson added, prompting yet more laughter. % Manuel R. Chepote, LUTCF Chepote Insurance Inc. 1300 Main Street • Sarasota, Florida (941) 366-0100 Serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties Commissioner Joe Barbetta contemplates agenda material during the June 21 budget workshop. File photo Auto • Home • Life Renters • Motorcycles Flood • Business • Annuities Financial Services Click for driving directions

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