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A NEW SEAWALL The City of Sarasota and Sarasota County jointly own Bay Island Park on Siesta Key, where a new seawall will be built. Photo by Rachel Hackney BAY ISLAND PARK TO SEE REPLACEMENT OF 40-YEAR-OLD STRUCTURE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With no comments on March 5, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously voted to award a $997,379 bid to CB Construction Services Corp. of Fort Myers for the construction of a new seawall in Bay Island Park on Siesta Key. The County Commission approved the item among a block of projects on its Consent Agenda during its regular meeting in Venice. The vote included the adoption of a budget amendment to appropriate a City of Sarasota contribution for the work in the amount The work is scheduled to begin this month, of $114,378 and the approval of an agreement with completion planned before Sept. 30, ac- with the city for the project. cording to agenda material provided to the The City Commission approved the project on commission. About 82 percent of the cost — Jan. 22, according to material presented to the $823,451 — will be covered by a West Coast County Commission. Inland Navigation District grant, a March 5 memo to the commission adds, which is why The March 5 memo to the County Commission "substantial completion" must occur prior to from Carolyn Brown, general manager of the county's Parks and Recreation Department; Sept. 30, when the grant will expire.

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