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County Sheriff's Office. Five new replace- ment buses of the clean diesel variety made up $2,250,000 of the total, with Sheriff Tom Knight's request totaling $450,000. The latter item was on the original list for the surtax funding, Brownman told the commissioners. Lafon explained that staff soon will bring to the board a budget resolution for a formal vote on the funding. The commissioners also voted unanimously to add several projects to a list deemed essen- tial for the CIP, though no funding has been dedicated to them. They include a North Port Connector as well as a new North Port library that would be part of a proposed Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) campus. Additionally, the board approved about $250,000 in an unexpected funding request for emergency repairs to a pipe and culverts A chart shows the list of county road resurfacing priorities for the fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Image courtesy Sarasota County Sarasota News Leader April 4, 2014 Page 41

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