Sarasota News Leader

05/23/2014

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Citing the importance of the issue, the Sarasota County Commission last week asked County Administrator Tom Harmer not to delay a discussion of the Lido Beach Renourishment Project until September. After discussing the concerns with staff, Harmer said on May 16 that, "We think we can find time in [June] to have a discussion." At that time, Harmer added, staff also will be prepared to offer recommendations on how best to proceed if the commissioners agree on an independent peer review of the models and report on the project produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After learning last week from Sarasota C i t y E n g i n e e r A l e x a n d r e a D a v i s Shaw that the Corps o f E n g i n e e r s ' n e w timeline calls for the material to be released A channel marker stands in Big Pass between Lido and Siesta keys. File photo. MOVING UP THAT DISCUSSION THE COUNTY COMMISSION REQUESTS TIME BE FOUND PRIOR TO ITS SUMMER BREAK FOR A DISCUSSION OF THE LIDO BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT We're still reliant on when the report is actually provided. We don't control that. Tom Harmer County Administrator Sarasota County By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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