Sarasota News Leader

03/21/2014

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THE COUNTY HAS WON A LITTLE MORE GRANT MONEY FOR THE STORMWATER PROJECT; SIESTA TROLLEY DISCUSSION WILL BE ON THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION'S APRIL 1 AGENDA; AND EFFORTS ARE PROCEEDING TO MAKE RECYCLING POSSIBLE IN THE VILLAGE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Siesta Seen SIESTA SEEN The Sarasota County commissioners figu- ratively swallowed hard on April 23, 2013, and approved a $4,550,683.82 contract with Forsberg Construction Inc. of Punta Gorda for the Beach Road Drainage Improvements Project — aka the Siesta stormwater project — even though the expense was about three times higher than the board had anticipated. The board members were hopeful, they indi- cated, that the county would win more grant funds from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to help cover the cost. The county did get some extra district dollars, which the board approved without comment on its March 18 consent agenda. However, the total was $22,222 — not By skateboard, on foot and in a wagon, a group of girls head through Siesta Village on the way to the beach. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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