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Sarasota News Leader November 2, 2012 with brick during the upcoming city makeover of sidewalks and parking areas. "We think bricks are important to create a sense of own- ership. It makes a nice plaza," said Park. "Cars behave differently. They slow down." The engineering firm Kimley-Horn & Associ- ates is working on a design for the street al- terations. "You could simply ask what it will cost to brick the streets," said Park. The firm's representative agreed to provide a figure by the end of the week. However, one city staffer warned it is not just a question of laying brick. "It depends on the extra engineering. If takes an extra $1 million, the whole project goes into shutdown while we renegotiate," said City Planner Steve Stan- cel. Water lines run under Main Street, for ex- ample, as do other utilities. Page 46 District board member Dr. Mark Kauffman made a motion to "express our support in studying the potential production of a walk- over." The motion passed 4-0, with board member Pat Westerhouse absent. In other downtown news, DID Operations Manager John Moran reported that 79 people have applied to become the area's next eco- nomic development coordinator. Their appli- cations are under review by the city's Human Resources Department. Additionally, Moran debuted a new website for the district, including the group's budgets since 2009, projects, email links and other connectivity material. In yet other business, Stancel reported that eight firms had responded to a design-build so- licitation for a State Street parking garage. He said some of the firms are nationally known. Enter To Win A New iPad When our "Likes" on Facebook reach 1,000, we will randomly select one of our subscribers to receive a new iPad. 1 Click here to Subscribe The contest concludes when The Sarasota News Leader achieves 1,000 "Likes" on Facebook, One winner will be selected at random from among subscribers. Only subscribers are eligible to win the iPad, regardless of having "Liked" our page on Facebook. Contest is open only to residents of Sarasota County. Selected winners must provide a valid Sarasota County street address to receive the iPad. Contest is void where prohibited by law. 2 Then Like Us On Facebook

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