Sarasota News Leader

11/01/2013

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HOW MANY STORIES? A proposed site plan shows how four Sarasota County Sheriff's Office structures could be built on the county's Cattlemen Road property. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION SEEKS MORE FINANCIAL DETAILS IN COMPARING PROPOSALS FOR NEW SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACILITIES ON CATTLEMEN ROAD By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor The plans for new Sarasota County Sheriff's Office facilities probably lie somewhere between a collection of four two- and threestory buildings and one 11-story tower on the Cattlemen Road site of the new Sarasota County Emergency Operations/911 Center (EOC). During a workshop presentation, Ed Gable, director of the county's Facilities Services Office, pointed out that the Sheriff's Office staff had indicated in discussions with county representatives that they preferred the plan with multiple lower buildings, primarily for security reasons. That was the indiThere's a lot of steps between the c a t i o n o f c o u n t y two extremes I've used here. commissioners on Ed Gable Oct. 29 during their Director third formal discusFacilities Services Sarasota County sion of the plans since January. H o w e v e r, C o m m – issioner Joe Barbetta — who has argued in previous discussions about the need to sell part of the adjacent Cattlemen Road

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