Sarasota News Leader

05/02/2014

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Sewer lift stations serving the eastern portion of the city and more homelessness issues will be on the agenda for the Sarasota city commis- sioners on Monday, May 5. They will receive more information on Lift Station 87 between Mound Street and Hudson Bayou. And they will be asked to embark on the rehabilitation of another lift station north of Fruitville Road. The city is rehabilitating its gravity-feed sewer system, and the latest project will install three new submerged pumps at Lift Station 40, at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and Shade Avenue. The $1 million project is expected to be awarded to TLC Diversiļ¬ed of Palmetto during the May 5 meeting. All-new electrical and instrumentation equip- ment will be put in, and a new overhead "bridge crane" will be installed. The overhaul will include interior and exterior painting and some plumbing replacement. Work will be under way by summer. The commissioners will get another update on Lift Station 87. Two weeks ago, residents of the Central Park condominiums, who live near the lift station site, asked for screening to hide or disguise their view of the abandoned The Lift Station 87 project will be back on the City Commission agenda Monday. Image courtesy City of Sarasota THE CITY COMMISSION WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT LIFT STATION 87 AND CONSIDER SEVERAL MATTERS REGARDING THE HOMELESS WHEN IT MEETS ON MAY 5 SEWER SYSTEMS AND OPEN FIRES By Stan Zimmerman City Editor

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