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If sales tax revenue continues to come in at the pace Sarasota County has experienced since the recession, the County Commission will have only about $5.8 million left over the next five years to put toward capital projects not already funded. That was the blunt news Public Works D i r e c t o r I s a a c B r o w n m a n a n d S h a n n o n L a f o n , manager of capital projects in the coun- ty's Office of Financial Management, delivered to the board during its March 25 workshop. However, as Commissioner Joe Barbetta pointed out, that $5.8 million should be more than sufficient to cover payments if the com- mission pursues bond money for three major facilities projects — more space for the Tax Collector's Office so it can take over all driver's license renew- als starting in June 2015, as mandated The County Commission has agreed to about $250,000 in unanticipated repairs of undermining beneath the end walls and culverts of a crossing on Singletary Road in eastern Sarasota County as well as a partially collapsed 24-inch pipe on Verna Road. The infrastructure problems were discovered during a road resurfacing project that began in late January. Photo by Rachel Hackney THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGREE TO AN EXTRA $4.1 MILLION FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR THE NEXT FIVE FISCAL YEARS BUT VOICE FRUSTRATIONS OVER UNFUNDED NEEDS FUNDING GOES ONLY SO FAR I don't think it's gotten to the point where you're having to fix or repair just completely substandard roads. James K. Harriott Jr. Chief Engineer Sarasota County By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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