Sarasota News Leader

01/24/2014

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Siesta Seen COMMISSIONER PATTERSON TALKS ABOUT THE NEED FOR A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW OF THE LIDO RENOURISHMENT PROJECT — AND WHO IS VYING TO WIN HER SEAT — IN AN ADDRESS TO THE CONDO COUNCIL; NEW CROSSING LIGHTS FINALLY ARE UP AT BEACH ROAD INTERSECTIONS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor In a Jan. 21 address to about 45 members of the Siesta Key Condominium Council, County Commissioner Nora Patterson said the proposed Lido Key Renourishment Project is "not a done deal." of Engineers late this winter regarding the proposed construction of three groins on south Lido Key and dredging of the shoal in Big Sarasota Pass. She added her preference is for "a triple check on those groins." Her hope, she added, is that a peer review Depending on the results of such a review, will be undertaken of the modeling and she told the audience, "We'll either feel better reports expected from the U.S. Army Corps about [the project]; we'll take the groins out New lights have gone up on the Beach Road intersections near Siesta Public Beach, replacing the lights that flashed constantly. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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