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Sarasota News Leader September 13, 2013 Page 79 RESIDENTS INVITED TO LIFT STATION 87 MEETINGS The City of Sarasota will hold two meetings this month to provide updates to the public on the Lift Station 87 (LS 87) Project: a project team session that will be open to the public and a community meeting, the city has announced. The LS 87 Project team session has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the SRQ Media Room in the City Hall Annex, 1565 First St., Sarasota. The community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 1565 First St. The meetings will be conducted by city staff and the city's new engineer of record for the project, McKim & Creed, the release adds "Once completed, the LS 87 Project will improve wastewater service and reliability for the City of Sarasota customers and protect the environment," the release says. The new lift station will replace existing Lift Station 7, located at 935 Pomelo Ave. Wastewater flow will be redirected from LS 7 to LS 87, located in Luke Wood Park, via a new gravity sewer pipeline that will need to be constructed under Hudson Bayou, the release points out. A project website will be developed to keep residents informed about the project's schedule. For more information about the LS 87 Project, visit Both meetings will include a discussion of the Utility_Project/. Interested parties also may first phase of project work as well as the work subscribe to email updates at www.egovlink. com/sarasota/subscriptions/subscribe.asp. schedule, the release notes. "We are committed to an open and transparent process as we move forward with this project," said Sarasota Utility Director Mitt Tidwell in a news release. Before the city halted the project late last year, the sign for the Lift Station 87 project was highly visible near downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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