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Sarasota News Leader February 22, 2013 Page 119 Siesta Seen ���It���s not specifically about music and it���s not specifically about bands,��� she added of the concern about noise on the island. ���It���s a larger issue.��� Sound pollution is a matter of great focus in neighborhoods, Luckner pointed out ��� a fact underscored by comments a resident made during the Feb. 7 SKA meeting. Polk added that he anticipated those outreach efforts to include business owners of entertainment establishments and business groups ���in geographically targeted areas such as Gulf Gate and Siesta Key, the Chambers of Commerce, as well as County neighborhood groups. The anticipated outcomes from these efforts are to find a common ground for differing opinions on the Noise Ordinance [and] establish standards that are amicable to all and enforceable.��� Katherine Zimmerman pointed out that she hardly can find a time to go outside and relax, with all the lawn service personnel working During the Feb. 5 SKVA meeting, President at homes around her house, using blowers to Russell Matthes said that as a business owner (co-owner of the Daiquiri Deck and the Daiget rid of yard debris. quiri Deck Raw Bar), ���I like to push the enveOn Sept. 25, 2012, the County Commission lope as [much] as anyone else, but our goal is voted to extend the sunset date for the Air to get customers in our front door with music, and Sound Pollution Ordinance for one year signs or whatever.��� ��� until Nov. 18, 2013, Tom Polk, director of Nonetheless, he added, ���We do have guidethe planning and development services for lines for a reason, because we like to keep the county, noted in a Dec. 14, 2012 memo our Village a quaint Village. Ugly signs are not to County Administrator Randall Reid. Polk going to bring tourists. Band noise is not going pointed out that the extension was request- to bring tourists .������ ed ���to afford staff the opportunity to engage citizens for input with regards to noise levels, TURTLE BEACH IMPROVEMENTS enforcement and penalties.��� During the County Commission���s Feb. 8 budSince September, Polk continued, Zoning and get workshop, Carolyn Brown, general manager of the Parks and Recreation Department, Code Enforcement staff members ���have enreported that design and permitting are exgaged the assistance of Neighborhood Serpected to be completed in November for the vices staff for community outreach and coor- latest improvements to Turtle Beach Park on dination efforts relating to possible changes to the southern part of Siesta Key. the ordinance and consideration of removing the enforcement of Noise and Sound from the Those new amenities are as follows: County Code and including it in the Zoning ��� A 30-foot gazebo. Ordinance.���

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