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QUESTIONING INTERNAL CHARGES County illustrations show the South Lido Beach restroom facility will resemble other restroom facilities already constructed or planned. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES A $1.3 MILLION SOUTH LIDO BEACH RESTROOM PROJECT BUT INDICATES CHANGES AHEAD FOR CALCULATING STAFF EXPENSES By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor While they approved a contract this week to Patterson took issue with how staff bills interallow the construction of a new restroom fa- nal costs for time it spends on projects. cility on South Lido Beach, the Sarasota CounBarbetta pointed out that almost $280,000 — ty Commission also or about 37 percent — made it plain to staff of the $1.3 million tomembers that they To take a project like this and have tal cost of the project want to find a more economical way to it end up at $1.3 million doesn't make a reflected time billed manage such projects. lot of sense to me. for the Public Works More than anything else, Commissioners Joe Barbetta and Nora Joe Barbetta Commissioner Sarasota County Department employees working on it plus the expense of hiring

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