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08/08/2014 & 08/15/2014

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THE VILLAGE MAINTENANCE CORP. IS HOPEFUL THE COUNTY COMMISSION WILL APPROVE A NEW UPKEEP CONTRACT ON AUG. 26; THE 162 BEACH ROAD SPECIAL MAGISTRATE HEARING IS DELAYED; CRYSTAL CLASSIC DETAILS ARE PROVIDED; AND ST. BONIFACE WELCOMES ALL TO AN AUG. 17 OPEN HOUSE Siesta Seen Aug. 20 will be the final day for Championship Landscape Management Professionals of Fort Myers to deal with the upkeep of Siesta Village, architect and Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) Vice President Mark Smith told about 20 members of the organization during their Aug. 5 meeting. County Procurement Department staff will be recommending that the County Commission approve a new contract for Village mainte- nance during the board's afternoon session on Aug. 26, he added. Although only one bid came in for the work — from Buccaneer Landscape Management of Pinellas County — Smith said he felt the $129,041.50 figure the company provided was "probably about right, quite honestly." He pointed out that county staff had expanded the scope of work to By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Customers of The Local Bean find a shady spot to enjoy morning beverages in Siesta Village. During an anticipated two-week lapse when a maintenance contract will not be in effect, the county is expected to have a firm handle garbage pick-up in the Village. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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