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06/06/2014

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Siesta Seen In that email, Shay pointed out, Cece, who is the special district coordinator in the county's Transportation and Real Estate Department, wrote that she had an opinion from county legal staff saying recycling services could not be added to the 2015 budget for Village upkeep because the Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp. (SKVMC) failed to communicate a desire for those services by the March 15 deadline for any district modifications for the next year. "That's news to me," said SKVA Vice President Mark Smith, "because I thought the [county] staff had put [recycling] in for the district [budget for the next fiscal year]." Smith is the liaison between the Maintenance Corp. and the county. However, Patterson, a guest at the SKVA meeting, pointed out that the commission- ers have not finalized the county's 2015 fiscal year budget. Shay promised to provide copies of Cece's email to Patterson and Smith. "I'll look into it," Smith added. "I thought we had everything in place." After the meeting, Smith told Shay and me he had talked several times with Cece about incorporating a recycling initiative into that Employees of Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals work on landscaping in Siesta Village on June 3. A new firm will be hired to start work in August, county staff says. Photo by Rachel Hackney Sarasota News Leader June 6, 2014 Page 60

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