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WHEN WILL THERE BE LIGHT? For more than a year, Siesta Village residents and business owners have sought improved lighting for seven crosswalks on Ocean Boulevard. File photo COUNTY STAFF REPORTS THE LATEST ESTIMATE ON PROVIDING ILLUMINATION FOR SEVEN SIESTA VILLAGE CROSSWALKS AND ADDRESSES ANOTHER LIGHTING MATTER ON THE KEY By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County staff has determined it can Chief Engineer James K. Harriott Jr. to the purchase and install bollards to illuminate County Commission regarding an initiative seven Siesta Key Village crosswalks for about that began in January 2012 to provide better $55,000, but it was awaiting a second vendor lighting of pedestrians walking across Ocean quote this week before Boulevard at night. making a recommenThere's been some concern about Harriott reported that dation to the County staff had found it could Commission about the length of time that's being taken on this. buy the bollards for how to proceed. $12,000 from a manuNora Patterson Commissioner That was the news in a facturer under an exSarasota County March 21 memo from isting county contract.

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