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Hurricane Shelters

FAMILY DAY POOL PARTY The Landings Racquet Club and Landings Management Association are hosting another Family Pool Party. It is scheduled for Friday, July 8 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. This event is open to all Landings residents. Please join us, bring your children and enjoy the pool while meeting some of your neighbors. PDQ will cater the event this year and the ice cream truck will be back stocked with goodies. The party is sponsored by the LMA Community Events Committee which is chaired by Doug Day. If you wish to participate, please register in advance by contacting him at 941-720-1314 or via email at flaniceguy@hotmail.com.

MEMORIAL DAY PHOTOS See photos from our annual Memorial Day page BBQ

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|Sarasota County does not have enough hurricane shelters, the County Commission learns June 16, 2016 Emergency Management staff continues to seek out potential locations, including private property Sarasota County does not have a sufficient number of hurricane shelters to handle all the people who might have to evacuate their homes in advance of a storm strike, the County Commission has learned. The matter arose during the June 8 public hearing on the

county’s revised Comprehensive Plan. Rich Collins, director of emergency services for the county, noted it during his comments regarding the new Coastal Disaster Management section of the plan, which deals with such matters. That deficit, Collins explained, is a result of the slowdown in construction of new schools and other hardened buildings in the community. Commissioner Charles Hines

questioned Collins about the statement, noting that the Sarasota County School District has rebuilt Booker High School and Riverview High School in Sarasota in recent years — as well as Venice High School — and new construction is underway at Sarasota High School. Given all of that, Hines asked, “We’re still short?” (Commissioner Christine Robinson interjected that the county had contributed funding to make certain the rebuilding projects included shelters.) Collins deferred to Ed McCrane, the county’s emergency management chief, who explained, “Charlotte County has no shelters at all that they can utilize because of their low elevation. The Red Cross will not staff them. They call them ‘refuges of last resort.’” Therefore, McCrane continued, if people have to evacuate, Sarasota County staff has to anticipate those residents coming into South County, “where we

have a lot of shelter space.” However, he pointed out, the rebuilt Venice High School could not be used for a hurricane shelter because it is on the island of Venice. That project was granted an exemption for shelter purposes “for the majority of storms” because of its location, he added. Housing people there would be a risk because of potential storm surge. The introductory portion of the new Coastal Disaster Management chapter in the draft Comprehensive Plan notes, “Storm surge is related to the hurricane’s velocity, and can rise more than 30 feet above normal sea level, causing massive flooding and destruction along shorelines in its path.” The chapter adds, “The surge can reach shore up to 5 hours ahead of the storm, carrying a dome of water 100 miles wide and over 30 feet deep, in the most extreme circumstances.” Referring to Venice High, McCrane told the commissioners, “We could utilize it” if a weather alert called for “only a wind event,” without any indication of a storm surge. McCrane reiterated his earlier point: “If everyone in the vulnerable areas of the county had to seek shelter, we could not accommodate them.” County staff members would have to ask representatives of Manatee and Hillsborough counties, for example, to allow Sarasota County residents to take shelter in those communities. Continued on page 21


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LMA Meeting Notes LMA Vice President, Neil Goldman led this month’s meeting in President Larry Lawrence’s absence. He began by announcing the LMA emergency plan is being updated. He reported Connie Goldman will be the new chairman of the Landscape Committee. Departing chairman, Joe Hennessy, will stay on as a consultant until the end of the year and Bob Frymier will lead the holiday lights aspect of the committee.

FINANCE REPORT

Chairman, Dick Bayles reported unbudgeted work done at the Kestral Parkway and Route 41 intersection would reduce the end of year surplus by $18,000. He announced it was too early to predict what the end of the year would look like fiscally.

LAKES

Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported having terrible problems with algae blooms in the lakes. They will continue to treat them as long as the problems occur. The LED fountain light replacement program will begin soon. Nature is currently thriving at The Landings. A family of otters was spotted in Lake one, a family of raccoons in the preserve next to Lake seven, and big turtles and a variety of birds can be seen around all the lakes.

related to drainage in The Landings. The drainage from each property must be maintained by the owner to avoid an accumulation of stagnant water and to assure the speedy flow of surface water into catch basins, ditches, and other run-off elements of the drainage system. Swales along properties owned by condominium associations and homeowners must be maintained by the respective owners at proper grades and free from obstructions. It is also a good idea to ensure that roof gutters and drain pipes are clear of leaves and other debris to prevent water damage to your home or condo. A few road drainage projects were completed and roads were marked for center drains so repaving can begin. The county completed the installation of a water diffuser on lake one. This is designed to prevent erosion at the culvert during storms by slowing water into the lake.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Chairman Neil Goldman reported the security transition to Guard One from Universal is going very well. The security staff is very happy with the new relationship and there were no problems to report. The radar enforced speed program continues to bring good results. Matching an owner with a license plate at times has been a challenge they DRAINAGE are working to resolve. A concerned resident Committee chair, Michael Knupp wants to remind all brought up gate access and residents of their obligations decal protocol issues. A lively

By Trebor Britt ten minute discussion ensued. Goldman and his committee will check into any discrepancies. Goldman announced that the committee purchased a nighttime, police-quality speed radar detection unit. They are in the process of writing guidelines for its use.

ROADS UPDATE

Chairman, Don McMurray updated the board on the present status of the bidding process and repaving schedule. He reported the committee was not prepared to make a recommendation on awarding a contract to a company to complete the project. They are continuing to make progress and should be prepared to provide a recommendation within two to three weeks. The initial phase will repave Kestral Park Circle, Heron Way, and the Treehouse roads. The project is also designed to add a valley gutter to the center of the roads that do not currently have one in order to improve drainage and maintain the life of the road. A bid package was sent to five contractors and our engineer did a walk through with the interested companies. Three of the contractors declined to submit a bid, but they did receive bids from the two other companies. Both bids were higher than expected and higher than their estimated costs. The committee met with the LMA engineering contractor and the executive committee of the board to discuss the initial bids and decide our next steps. Based on the financial magnitude of the project the

committee decided, and board protocol would suggest, that they have a minimum of three bids to present to the board for consideration. Consequently, the committee is in the process of taking a number of steps to provide the board with a recommendation. 1. To identify three or four additional contractors to send our bid package to. 2. To discuss with the contractors that submitted a bid the rationale behind their projected costs to determine if the costs can be lowered. 3. To contact the three companies that did not bid to see why they chose not to bid and determine if they would have an interest in reconsidering. 4. To redesign the project to bring it more closely into line with our cost estimates. The committee should have a response to all of these steps within two to three weeks and they expect to be in a position to make a recommendation to the board on implementation of the project at that time. Lastly, McMurray asked

if anyone noticed any road problems outside of the project scope to please get a description (location, address) to David Jacaruso, in maintenance, so they can decide whether they can take care of that specific problem while they are doing the main project and have a road repair crew on grounds. Kurt Jensen of the Jensen Group added his comments regarding the current bid process and answered all LMA Board questions.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Co-chairs, Bob Manteiga and Joan Lowery reported their committee met to plan for the design and functionality of The Landings internal website. Webmaster, Kelsey Van Praag will be working on the internal site over the next few months. She’ll be adding different elements, such as the Green Directory, the archives and other documents as she progresses. Continued on page 12

Notifications

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Landin Honored as Patriot of the Year Thirty-year Landing resident, Colonel Bob “Bobbie” Fernander USA (Retired) was honored in May as PATRIOT OF THE YEAR. Annually the Knights of Columbus Assembly #0167 honors a distinguished member of the Armed Forces at their 33d Annual Patriotic Ball. This year they honored Bob Fernander, a 24 years Army Veteran. They recognized Bob for his “Exemplary Military Service, Outstanding Community Activity and Outreach to Military Veterans.” During his career, Bob served Tours of duty in Viet Nam (24 months), Europe, Guatemala, Panama, Korea, Washington D. C. and several U. S. Military Installations. Among his numerous Bishop Frank Dewane, Colonel Bob Fernander, decorations are the Silver Star, two Distinguished Faithful Navigator Salvatore J. Naimo Flying Crosses, thirty Air Medals and the Purple Heart. Known to everyone in The Landings as Bobbie, evens held at the Landings Racquet Club. The he has served as speaker or MC at many veterans flag on his Starling Drive home flies daily.

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President’s Column Well the wonderful springtime weather is all but forgotten and now we’re well into the hot, humid, hazy days of summer. Now we try to move quickly to air conditioning unless of course we’re headed to the great beaches or a swimming pool. Being close to the water is one of the many reasons we are in the beautiful Landings.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

LMA has been at work updating all of the storm emergency procedures including the contact data with Serve-Pro, our contractor to assist with storm clean-up and insurance information. In this issue of The Eagle is a map showing evacuation zones. Your specific zone is also given on the upper right of your tax bill just above the dollar information. In the event the County declares a storm emergency you will receive an automated call from yours truly with the following information: Hello, this is the president of LMA calling to notify you that the County Department of Emergency Preparedness has declared a storm emergency. This has very serious implications for The Landings and all residents. During this time Landings security measures are suspended. LMA is not responsible for residents’ safety or their real or personal property. Please listen to local radio stations for possible evacuation instructions. County police, fire and ambulance services will not be available for the duration of the emergency. Guards will not be at their Main Gate posts and the gatehouse will be secured. In the event of evacuation the gate arms will be removed from the three gates. All residents should secure your dwellings in accordance with your emergency plans. You will be notified by a second call when the County

By Larry Lawrence

announces that the emergency declaration has been lifted. The guards will return to the Main Gate. In an effort to keep the community as safe as possible, the North and South iron gates will be temporarily locked while clean-up efforts are underway. Serve-Pro has been retained to assist with clearing the roads etc. LMA contact information is in the Greenbook.

ROAD PAVING

You are likely aware that LMA is still in pursuit of an acceptable road paving contract. The price of the first round of bids was considerably higher than estimated. All of the construction in the Sarasota area is driving the cost of paving work. The roads committee and our paving consulting engineer have been diligently at work so a new round of bids is expected shortly. Hopefully they will be more affordable.

NIGHT TIME RADAR SPEED CONTROL

A new radar gun has been acquired and will be deployed by our roving patrol. Procedures for use of the equipment should be finalized by the time you read this. This should help in keeping speed controlled during night hours.

CONTRACTORS - TWO ITEMS

The language related to entry/exit times has been clarified to make clear that “completion of work” means that the construction crews are to have departed The Landings by 5 p.m. Secondly, utility contractors; i.e. FPL, the County, CATV organizations, etc. have easements to do work on their equipment so their right of entrance cannot be denied. LMA has recently initiated a procedure whereby contractors

doing digging are to complete forms at the gate specifying the location, the nature of the work, the duration, who has been notified and contact information of the person in charge. This procedure should help in providing residents and associations advance notification of when work will be done on their property.

SIESTA PROMENADE

Many of you are aware of the planned shopping center for the corner of Route 41 and Stickney Point Road. The plans are for 120,000 square feet of retail space. Forty or so thousand feet of which is to be a high end grocery (Landings Publix is about sixty thousand square feet), and the remaining retail is slated for small shops. Also the project includes a 150 room hotel and 500 or so condominiums/ apartments. The Pine Shores Community, which is to the immediate west of the proposed development, is very concerned about the effect on them whereas many others are also troubled by the impact on the intersection that is already gridlocked during the season. As the result of this being identified an issue at the LMA board retreat in late April, several LMA board members have attended the public forums being conducted by Benderson, the developer. Concerns have been expressed by the Landings residents, as individuals, about the traffic problem being exacerbated by the density of the proposal. There is another public meeting on June 30 at the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church. Several Landings residents, including at least one board member (again as an individual), plan to attend that session as well and urge that traffic abatement be a part of the requirements for the project’s approval. LMA

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HOUSE FIRE

On June 13, a fire started in Ruth Bernstein’s residence at 1718 Kestral Parkway South, in Carriagehouse I. According to the fire chief on location, the fire started in the kitchen. The official was reluctant to give details, but did say that the fire was extinguished quickly

(in fireman’s jargon, they “got a quick stop”) so damage was modest. Fortunately Ruth was not home at the time but her special kitten succumbed. Our condolences to Ruth both about the fire and the loss of her beloved pet. Many of the by-standers were surprised at the number of fire trucks and related vehicles brought to the scene. The fire chief mentioned that it was necessary to commit such a large team of firemen (and trucks) since with the heat the firemen had to rotate every 5 minutes. The fire department was on location within 8 minutes of notification. The Landings and Sarasota County are very fortunate to have such a highly capable fire department. Tax dollars well spent!! Please have a very happy and safe Fourth of July holiday! Cheers Larry

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Kids’ Corner

By Heidi Bodor

Asher Latta - 4, Preschooler at First Church and trailers. The garbage truck is my • Favorite sport? Tennis and golf – I haven’t played favorite. I help my Mommy take the trash either yet but I got new golf clubs from out when the real garbage truck comes. • Do you have any pets? my Grandma! A golden retriever named Colby (like • What are your summer plans? • Favorite sports team? the cheese) We are going to Georgia to see Baby GA Bulldogs Sailor (cousin) next week. • How long have you been in The Landings? • Favorite color? Since August 2015 • What was your favorite thing that you Blue did this year? • What do you like most about We went to Big Cat Habitat and saw • Favorite song? The Landings? lions and bears. One bear was waving “Old MacDonald” I like taking bike rides with my family. I and one was swimming! There was a get to see my favorite tree – the big banyan • Favorite movie? monkey there, too, that talked. He asked tree. We go to the dock sometimes, too, if someone had bananas for him! Mickey Mouse to see the water and fish for sharks (and Mangrove snapper and Sheepshead) We • Favorite food? Least favorite food? • What would you like to be when you saw a big manatee there too. Apples/Birds grow up? A zookeeper • Favorite ice cream? • One word to describe you would be? Vanilla Silly! [as he hangs upside down off a • If you could make a new rule for school, chair] what would it be? • Favorite school subject? Everyone should stay outside on the Numbers • Who is your best buddy? playground all day! My Daddy • Favorite TV Show? • What do you do in your spare time? • If you could be any animal, which one Mickey Mouse I like to fish, ride my bike and my would you be and why? • Favorite video game? scooter, swim, do puzzles and play on my A monkey because they like eating “Dinosaur Train” iPad. I also like playing with my trucks bananas. • Do you have brothers and sisters? One sister, Sarah-Shea, 7

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LHA Meeting Notes At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board approved replacement roof tile for a residence on Pine Harrier Drive. The removal of failing trees on Flicker Field Circle and Landings Boulevard was approved. The board approved the plot plan of an addition to a residence on Flicker Field Circle, with final approval subject to review of the construction drawings, elevations, materials and colors. The request of a Flicker Field Circle owner to add a parking spot in front of the residence was approved subject to certain specifications set by the board. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on July 14, 2016 at the Landings Racquet Club at 7:00 p.m.

Around The Landings Phillippi Estate Park is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. There are shoreline trails for walking photographing, bird watching and relaxing in a natural areas parks. There are wonderful trails in the coast hammock west of the Gazebo where dogs on leash can sniff to their hearts’ content. There are three fishing piers and a kayak/ canoe launch as well as a playground and Gazebo for picnicking. Come to your Sarasota County park and enjoy the outdoors! For more information, please call 941-3161309.

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Racquet Club News

|President’s Report By Dick Bayles

As everyone who is still here knows, the spa was not able to reopen as planned. Due to safety considerations, we have had to change the tile specifications and I am awaiting a new schedule as I write this note. Tropical storm Colin (no relation to our Colin) did some minor damage to the Club. We have had to replace some of the fence post fittings over the past several years; the storm pointed out many of those that we did not by blowing them down. We are now scheduled for three fence replacement projects, hopefully concluded by the end of June: replacing all of the failing pool deck post attachments (17), replacing the deteriorated dumpster enclosure, and installing a gate at the bottom of the south end steps from the coffee deck to the pool deck to comply with County code and insurance requirements. Hurricane season is upon us; I hope Sarasota’s history of storm avoidance continues.

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|Manager’s Report

By Kevin Lechlitner

The Landings Racquet Club and Landings Management Association are hosting another Family Pool Party. It is scheduled for Friday, July 8 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. This event is open to all Landings residents. Please join us, bring your children and enjoy the pool while meeting some of your neighbors. PDQ will cater the event this year and the ice cream truck will be back stocked with goodies. The party is sponsored by the LMA Community Events Committee which is chaired by Doug Day. If you wish to participate, please register in advance by contacting him at 941720-1314 or via email at flaniceguy@ hotmail.com. We hosted our annual Memorial Day BBQ on Memorial Day. This year was slightly smaller than last year. We had 133 people that came out to celebrate the day including 25 military veterans. We didn’t recognize all the veterans

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individually at this year’s event because a big party is being planned in November for Veteran’s Day. We did have a sing-a-long with all of the military service songs. If you haven’t done so already, please let me know your military history (branch, rank, special awards, etc.) as soon as you can. Thank you to Edvin and Gary for cooking on the grills and to all the volunteers that helped out in the kitchen before and after the BBQ. An event this size would be very difficult without volunteer assistance. Are you looking for more tennis? We have had a lot of requests in the Pro Shop lately to locate “subs” for social games. Since summer is here, there are less tennis players on the courts. The seasonal members have already left and some of the year-round members are taking summer vacations. Other members that would like to play have injuries that are keeping them off the courts. If you are interested in playing more tennis, please contact the Pro Shop and let us know when you are available. We are frequently looking for members to be a “fourth” in the weekly social games.

News From the Court By Joe Venezia

If you are reading this article before July 2, then there is still time to sign up for the Wimbledon and Whites Round Robin, Saturday at 10:00. We’ll play some tennis, watch some tennis and enjoy strawberries and cream and scones. Check in the Pro Shop for the sign up sheet. During the summer months Monday, Wednesday and Saturday cardio classes will be reduced to eight (8) players. In October / November 2016 we will initiate The Landings Cup League. Plans are to play the matches on Saturdays and Sundays. More details to follow. If you would like to schedule a lesson this summer, I can be reached at 941 - 993 - 2628 or lrctennisdirector@ verizon.net. The temperature and humidity continues in the high range. Please remember to drink plenty of water while you are playing. See you on the courts..........


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replace declining shrubs and to improve appearance. The cost was approximately $1,500. 2. As part of the annual landscape renovation plan, six islands will be renovated. Two on Flicker Field, three on Pine Harrier and one on Kestrel Park Way North. The estimated cost for the six islands is $12,000, all within the existing budget. 3. The declining slash pine on the northern tip of the large Tree-house island on Landings Boulevard is scheduled to be removed. The pine on the southern tip of the island will stay in place. The estimated cost is $1,500. 4. The committee is looking into several irrigation problems. The water line that irrigates the islands in the Kestrel Park South neighborhoods has experienced a timer issue that prevents the sprinklers from turning off. Additionally, they are waiting for an estimate to repair and relocate a faulty valve under a resident’s driveway on Landings Court.

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Maintenance Committee chair David Jacaruso, reported the interior road striping and reflector replacement process is on hold pending the repaving of certain roads. Signs and reflective tape on all gate arms are being replaced and Jacaruso is in the process of refreshing paint and adding reflectors to Islands not in the direct path of paving trucks.

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Michael Knupp mentioned a lot of people are interested in what’s going on at the intersection of HWY 41 and Stickney Point Road. He attended a meeting regarding the plans for the intersection with a few other Landings residents and another 150 people. The current plan is to erect three 8-story buildings, 630 housing units, a hotel and 200,000 square feet of commercial space. Knupp recommended people who were interested, get involved.


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Residents question numerous facets of Benderson plans for U.S. 41/Stickney Point Road property By Rachel Brown Hackney - SarasotaNewsLeader.com It could be more than 10 years before Benderson Development Co. completes all the residential construction it plans for Siesta Promenade, its project slated for the northwest corner of Stickney Point Road and U.S. 41, Todd Mathes, director of development for the firm, told about 110 people during the June 2 Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting. Although Mathes emphasized during the session that the firm has decreased the size of the project from the 250,000-squarefoot plan it proposed in 2014 to 140,000 square feet, audience members continued to complain about the potential for greater traffic gridlock at the U.S. 41/ Stickney Point intersection and along Stickney Point Road itself. Some people also pleaded for the company to create a park on the site instead of new retail and residential space and a hotel. Mathes stressed the June 2 SKA meeting would not be the last opportunity for people to

raise their concerns. He pointed out that public hearings would be necessary before the Sarasota County Planning Commission and the County Commission itself. Mathes also emphasized the downsizing of the project as a result of comments from adjoining property owners after the 2014 site plan was unveiled. The revised proposal calls for the retail space to be anchored by what Mathes characterized as a “mid-size” box, which will be a grocery store, such as a Whole Foods or a Fresh Market. A 150-room hotel — most likely a Marriott or Hilton “product,” he added — and four buildings with a total of 600 dwelling units — primarily one-bedroom rental apartments and condominiums — are also what Benderson proposes for the 24 acres. (The Eagle learned that Benderson had further revised the number of dwelling units to 505, as announced during

a neighborhood meeting two weeks later.) The goal is to get the formal application process underway this summer with Sarasota County staff, Mathes pointed out to the SKA members, with the hope that construction can begin on the retail part of the project in the spring of 2017; the latter work is expected to take about a year. Construction of the hotel would start about a year later, he continued, with the first segment of the residential units planned in about five years. Benderson will seek county approval for a Critical Area Plan so it can build 25 units per acre, he continued, and it will need a special exception for building height up to 85 feet. The residential structures and hotel probably will be seven stories tall, Mathes explained, if the County Commission agrees to the special exception. Asked whether Benderson has studied the impact of

the extra vehicles associated with the residential units and hotel rooms “on the already overburdened traffic patterns” at U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road — as the questioner put it — Mathes replied that such a review will be part of the traffic study required for the project. “I’ll tell you that everybody knows [that] there’s a lot of traffic out here during season,” he said. “The percentage increase that we are going to

contribute is very, very small.” Mathes also explained that Benderson has proposed that the current “slip lane” — the outside lane for traffic turning westbound on Stickney Point Road from U.S. 41 — run the full length of the property. That would enable traffic to turn into the complex without having to merge into other traffic headed toward Siesta Key, he pointed out.

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healthy trout fishery. Night fishing will be exciting and productive in July. Lighted docks and bridges attract glass minnows and shrimp, which in

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Hurricane Shelters “We continue to look for private buildings, if possible, and government buildings that could be utilized,” McCrane added. “That’s a never-ending challenge for us.” The draft of the revised Comprehensive Plan does point out, “Hotel, motel and condominium rooms provide another source of hurricane shelter space. Based on information supplied by [the] Sarasota County Tax Collector and Visit Sarasota County, the county Planning and Development Services Department has estimated that there are approximately 110 facilities with 8,602 hotel, motel, or condominium rooms in Sarasota County. Of these rooms, over 50 percent are located either on the shoreline or within Evacuation Zone A and cannot be utilized as hurricane shelter.” When Hines asked whether McCrane and his staff are working with school district

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personnel about shelter space at the planned Suncoast Technical College in North Port — which will include a new county library to be utilized by the public and students — McCrane responded that they have met with school system representatives and Sarabeth Kalajian, the county’s director of libraries and historical resources. However, he continued, because of the nature of that new facility, it will have “very limited shelter capacity.” Many of the rooms will be used for labs and computer work, he noted. “The design [for them and the library] encompasses a lot of glass that would make [the structure] vulnerable.” Furthermore, McCrane said, the college will be within a 100-year floodplain. “It could be isolated in a flood event.” Hines thanked McCrane for the information. “I’m glad you are trying to find appropriate spaces,” Hines added.

Mobile home park changes

In a related matter, Sarasota attorney Dan Lobeck criticized the commissioners and staff on June 8 for the removal from the revised Comprehensive Plan the necessity for a developer creating a new mobile home park to include a community center that could be used as a hurricane shelter. The current Environmental Policy 5.2.1 says, “New and existing manufactured home developments undergoing site changes, such as, but not limited to expansion, will establish on site sheltering for 100 percent of the development’s residents, provided the shelter meets certain locational criteria. Sarasota County Emergency Management shall review and approve the development plans for shelter facility design in accordance with American Red Cross 4496 Guidelines.” When the commissioners

asked Collins about that, he explained that many mobile home parks are in the two county evacuation zones that are most vulnerable to storm surge. Therefore, people would have to be evacuated from those areas, he pointed out. Additionally, he said, if hardened facilities were required in new mobile home parks that were at higher elevations, providing services to residents staying at those locations would stretch county resources. “It makes more sense for them to be in a real shelter.” Nonetheless, Collins continued, he and his staff are working on the potential for facilities in mobile home parks to be used for emergencies other than pending hurricane strikes. For example, such shelters could protect people from tornadoes, he said.

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Trolleys Needed

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|Siesta leaders say trolley would help keep Siesta a top destination Stephen Leatherman, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, also known as “Dr. Beach,” wants everyone to know about how beautiful Siesta’s beaches are. In Dr. Beach’s ranking of Siesta Beach as the second top public beach in his list released back in May, the professor wrote that Siesta has “some of the finest, whitest sand in the world.” And Yes, Siesta Beach has “clear, warm waters ideal for swimming,” as Leatherman put it. But the No. 2 ranking — which comes amid the ongoing flurry of national recognition of Siesta as a top tourist destination — did not bring only good news. It has some local island representatives and business leaders worrying about a long-standing issue. As more and more tourists and visitors come to Siesta, they say a shortage of available

parking and the lack of public transportation becomes more problematic. “Our big fear is that as popular as Siesta Key has become — from Dr. Beach to the TripAdvisor [rankings] — that eventually our visitors are going to find other places to start visiting that are way more convenient,” said Wendall Jacobsen, general manager of Beach Bazaar and president of the Siesta Key Village Association. Jacobsen and representatives from the Siesta Key Association (SKA) and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce are intensifying an effort to push for a trolley operation on Siesta Key, an effort that has been ongoing for several years. Jacobsen said he hears the frustration all the time: people can’t find a place to park and end up driving around futilely. But a trolley — or tram — would allow visitors

to park their cars at their resorts and utilize the trolley as they travel about the Key. It would reduce traffic and offer a fun way for families to get around, with coolers and children aboard the open-air vehicles, Jacobsen said. That’s why in July, Siesta Key representatives from SKA, Village Association and the Chamber of Commerce plan to meet with Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) representatives to “try to emphasize to them the importance” of a trolley. There are model public trolley operations in beach communities from Clearwater Beach to St. Augustine — and closer to home in Fort Myers Beach and Anna Maria Island — Jacobsen pointed out. “Fort Myers and Anna Maria Island have successful trolley operations, and I can’t believe it is taking as long as it has” to implement a similar operation

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on Siesta, Jacobsen said. MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) offers free trolley rides on Anna Maria Island with both air-conditioned and open-air seating. On Fort Myers Beach, LeeTran offers 50 cent single rides and $1.50 all day passes for its. In addition, Lee County plans to build a $4.9 million, 250-

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We would often walk the beach down to Time Square; it is a five mile walk. We would have a bite to eat, catch some music and have a few drinks. We just hopped on the trolley and paid the 25 cents back to our condo.” Most of the residents used and enjoyed the trolleys.” “It works for other beach communities,” Mark Smith, chair of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce. “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel.” SCAT is currently exploring the use of possible grants to help fund a trolley. “SCAT is working with the Siesta Key Association to examine the possibility of trolley service, and we’re exploring the use of grants for either purchase, or lease, of trolleys in the future,” said SCAT Director Rocky Burke, through a Sarasota County media spokesperson. In addition, Burke pointed out, the county transit provides bus service through routes #10 and #11, which both serve

Siesta Key. Smith notes that discussions about a trolley on Siesta Key have been ongoing for years, and he hopes the county can implement a plan to bring a trolley operation to the island soon. “Every time a new ranking comes out and Siesta Key is listed that does give a boost to the number of visitors we get. So it hammers home the need for the trolley,” Smith told The Eagle. Furthermore, Smith said the Siesta Promenade mixed-use project proposed for the corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road would bring additional visitors and traffic to the Key, further highlighting the need for a trolley or tram operation.

‘We need this’ The time for such a public trolley system is now, says Alana Tomasso, general manager at Midnight Cove. “We cannot afford to have

guests choose other vacation destinations simply because we cannot figure this out,” Tomasso said. “We have talked about it for several years, and our island is only getting more popular and populated. We need this.” The lack of parking, however, may have already put a slight damper on Siesta’s reputation as a top destination, at least according to some recent visitor reviews. For instance, in 2015, 3,993 reviews earned Siesta Public Beach the top spot on TripAdvisor’s list of the nation’s best shoreline destinations. A year later, however, the website’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice rankings saw Siesta drop to No. 3, with several reviewers noting a lack of parking as a problem spot. Tomasso said parking and traffic continually arise as negative experiences. “As I read through all of my reviews after our guests check out, without fail, the biggest downfalls to their stay are traffic and

parking,” Tomasso said.

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The need for a trolley is twofold, advocates say. Visitors, especially from Europe where public transportation is often a basic and often-used service, would prefer not to drive when they come to Siesta “if they could make their way up and down the Key” in a trolley, Smith said. Visitors will often ask if there is a way they can travel without a car on the island. “Being in the accommodations industry, I cannot tell you how many times we are asked if there is a ‘trolley or shuttle’ that would run to the village, turtle beach, etc.,” said Tomasso, general manager at Midnight Cove. “When making reservations, they will ask if they need to have a car or not,” added Smith. “In some communities they visit, they don’t need to rent a car. They don’t know where they are going anyway

[when driving].” Secondly, from a planning perspective, a trolley makes good sense, Smith said. The more people who can get on a trolley, the fewer cars on the road and the fewer parking spaces needed. Debbie Szczesny, assistant to the general manager at Jamaica Royale, said a trolley would “help reduce the stress of traffic on our two lane road, with special emphasis between the South Bridge, Siesta Key Public Beach and the Village.” “We are named #1 Beach for a reason, and we should have the resources to accommodate this well deserved title and status,” Szczesny said. In addition to vacationers asking about transportation, Szczesny said she has been asked by part time and full time residents if there is a way to get to Davidson Drugs, or the local grocery store without taking a car. Continued on page 27

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Association Presidents & Property Managers 1: I Condominium Association Meg Maguire 941-383-6064 mlmaguire31@yahoo.com 5420 Eagles Point Cir #206

6: Landings Carriagehouse Condominium Association Tina von Kesssel 941-929-7868 tinavk@comcast.net 1726 Kestral Park Way S

12: Landings South II Condominium Association Neil Goldman 941-923-4307 chgosprtfn@gmail.com 5245 Landings Blvd

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Argus Contact: George Niel 927-6464

2: Eagles Point at the Landings II Condominium Association Jim Moody 941-922-5921 capemarjorie@aol.com 5430 Eagles Point Cir #303

7: Landings Carriagehouse II Condominium Association Dana Hummel 941-921-2776 dovedana@verizon.net 4933 Kestral Park Way N

13: Landings South III Condominium Association Elke Boaz 941-923-9029 elkeboaz@comcast.net 5243 Heron Way

19: The Enclave at Eagles Point Edward Levins 941-320-2653 levins007@comcast.net 5455 Eagles Point Cir

Mgmt Co: CMR Contact: Donnie Melendy 378-1777

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

14: Landings South IV Condominium Association Patricia Decker 941-924-0055 george_patricia@verizon.net 1622 Starling Dr

20: Villas at Eagles Point Condominium Association Irwin Starr 941-925-8559 istarr@usa.net 1697 Starling Dr

Mgmt Co: CMR Contact: Donnie Melendy 378-1777

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391 3: Eagles Point at the Landings III Condominium Association Bill Lambrecht 941-922-6801 lambrecht@comcast.net 5440 Eagles Point Cir #303 Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391 8: Landings Cloisters Homeowners Association Nate Richards 941-929-7234 richanb@comcast.net 1413 Cedar Bay Ln Mgmt Co: Unknown Contact: Nate Richards 929-7234 9: Landings Homeowners Association Bill Whitman 941-926-9495 whitman@cs.com 4708 Pine Harrier Dr

15: Landings South V Condominium Association Helen (Sam) McGowan 941-929-9588 venismenas@aol.com 1646 Starling Dr

Mgmt Co: Unknown Contact: Dick Bayles 927-8344

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Michael Peikoff 702-277-0946 pilotwon@yahoo.com 5450 Eagles Point Cir #401

10: Landings Lakeview Condominium Association Norman Olshansky 941-922-1690 NFPConsultingresources @gmail.com 5410 Eagle’s Point Cir

16: Landings South VI Condominium Association Charles (Sonny) SanPetro 941-924-1670 chsanpetro@outlook.com 5355 Landings Blvd

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Rob Edgington 922-3391

5: Landings Bayview I Condominium Association Terry Black 941-926-1350 tblack@igc.org 5400 Eagles Point Cir #206

11: Landings South I Condominium Association Jack Jost 941-922-4582 jljost@verizon.net 5227 Heron Way

17: Landings South VII Condominium Association Ray Lee 941-227-7414 ray@masterpointpress.com 1708 Starling Dr

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

Mgmt Co: Markel Contact: David Altiero 444-7090

Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

4: Eagles Point at the Landings IV Condominium Association Bob Windom 941-927-8444 windom@me.com 5450 Eagles Point Cir #403 Mgmt Co: Casey Contact: Bridget Spence 922-3391

18: Landings Treehouse Condominium Association Lou Furlong 941-922-5750 lefurlong@verizon.net 1465 Landings Cir Mgmt Co: AMI Contact: Roberta Maxfield 359-1134

Mgmt Co: Progressive Contact: Judi Littell 921-5393

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Trolleys Needed

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Open air

would augment the current “free beach Jacobsen believes an rides” on the island. open-air trolley or tram The trolley would is more attractive, fun, “work in conjunction” and easier to use than with the free rides, a bus that is designed Jacobsen said. “I think to appear like a trolley. there is a niche for “A trolley is easier to both,” he added. The get in and out of, with tram or trolley would coolers and children,” come every 20 or 30 Jacobsen said. minutes at scheduled St. Augustine has route stops, whereas an open-air tram that Trolleys can help lend a small-town ambience for both the free ride drivers Jacobsen rode during visitors and residents would be available a recent visit. “We for folks who wanted parked our vehicle and got on air vehicle such as a trolley to call and get picked up the tram they have,” Jacobsen or tram is most desirable. “It at a more specific location, told The Eagle. “We didn’t get really needs to be an open air Jacobsen said. In addition, the back in the vehicle for five or vehicle. It needs to be fun.” free rides would be available six hours.” Both Smith and Jacobsen for the late-night crowd on Smith agrees that an open- believe a trolley on Siesta the island.

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one begin? Tilt Cycle starts with environment and immersion. The room lights with vivid colors, these colors are more then ambiance. The light wall assists with class instruction. Using the light wall, the class instructor is free of breath to explain form and moves without mentioning tension. This more immersive instruction gives the rider a better understanding of what to do in class. This is also very helpful for newer and first time riders, as there is less confusion. Tilt Cycle boasts 21 Real Ryder bikes. These are state of the art, dynamic indoor cycles. And let’s not forget many riders’ favorite part, the facilities. Tilt has three full private bathrooms with large showers. There are benches, chairs, and a lounge to relax or prepare for your class. Check out their app in any App Store, and download “Tilt Cycle”. Class times and pricing are available on the app or online at www.tiltcyclesarasota.com. 4804 S. Tamiami Trail, Landings Shopping Center 941-315-5581 Classes@tiltcyclesarasota.com

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View From The Gate

MAY TRAFFIC REPORT

Main Gate Entries at the Main Gate Total Gate Traffic North Gate Entries at the North Gate Exits at the North Gate Total Gate Traffic South Gate Entries at the South Gate Exits at the South Gate Total Gate Traffic

Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety There were a total of 73 incidents reported for the month of May 2016, they are as follows: • 1 Accident Report Driver impact with North Gate (inbound). No injury, minor vehicle damage. • 1 Assist Other Agency EMS responded to the 4800blk of Peregrine Point Cir. E.

• 38 Open Door reports 35 Garage doors. 2 Vehicle doors. 1 Public Restroom door. • 7 Parking Violations All involving vehicles parked in the roadway overnight.

• 2 Found Item Reports Cat found and returned to it’s owner by resident. Sun glasses found in car service vehicle, returned to resident.

• 1 Patrol Request “Activity” noted at the South Gate. Nothing observed by Patrol.

• 8 Informational Reports 4 Reports of sprinkler malfunctions, passed on to Argus. 2 Maintenance requests forwarded to LMA Maintenance. Report of oversize vehicle driving on lawn. No damage. Report of children playing on roof forwarded to HOA.

• 7 Reckless Driving Reports 1 Erratic driving report 6 Unsafe speed reports

• 1 Lost Item Report Subject reports losing a phone case somewhere in The Landings.

2016 11278 11278 2016 17941 16154 34095 2016 4592 3970 8562

2015 11656 11656 2015 17065 15701 32766 2015 1900 1655 3555

2014 2013 2012 12234 12608 12037 12234 12608 12037 2014 2013 2012 16547 17454 14656 15283 16122 13430 31830 33576 28086 2014 2013 2012 4996 4280 4529 4106 3948 4001 9102 8228 8530

* The Main Gate has no means of recording exit numbers at this time. N/A = System Error. Information not available or missing.

• 2 Public Service Reports Both involving vehicle lights on overnight. Owners advised.

• 1 Suspicious Incident Reports Unexplained damage to residents flagpole • 3 Trespassing Reports 2 incidents of Identified W/M subjects on Nature Trail after hours Unidentified W/F subject soliciting Comcast service.

Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory By Dick Bayles

Please note that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency telephone number has changed to 941-861-5800 Please note this change on the back of the first page in your handbook. The following are new owners since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Keith & Beth Foy, 1756 Pine Harrier Cir, 347-256-5629, bfoy2@yahoo.com • Andrian & Julie Powell, 1637 Pine Harrier Cir, 727-488-3250, 727-488-3338, jules15@verizon.net The following are changes since the last issue: • Cheryl L Merrifield. 5408 Eagles Point Cir #103. 941-928-5453 • Neil & Sharon L Goldman, 5245 Landings Blvd, 941-953-1701, 708-207-4879, 312-310-4534 Additions, changes or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available from me via e-mail, at www.landingseagle.com and at www.thelandingsofsarasota.com, or from your association, and may be dropped off at the Landings Racquet Club or Main Gate to my attention, or sent via mail, e mail or fax. Dick Bayles: 1729 Landings Way, Sarasota, FL 34231. Email: landings.directory@gmail.com Fax: (941) 296-7404.

Useful & Emergency Phone Numbers... Verizon - Phone Service .............................................1.800.483.1000 Comcast Cable .......................................................................371.6700 Emergency Animal Clinic ....................................................929.1818 Poison Info Center ......................................................1.800.282.3171 Waste Management ..............................................................924.1254 Landings Eagle ...............................................................941.539.0205 Landing’s Gate.......................................................................922.5531 Landings Racquet Club ........................................................923.3886 Landings Community Hauling Program .......... 941-727-6464x110 LRC e-mail .................................................. LRCtennis@verizon.net Argus Management ..............................................................927.6464 Sheriff Non-Emergency ........................................................861.5800 FPL - Florida Power & light.................................................917.0708 FPL - Outage Report ...................................................1.800.468.8243 Fishing & Hunting Licenses .........................................941.362.9888 Marriage License Bureau ..............................................941.362.4066 Sarasota County Hotline ......................................................861.5000 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport ................................941.359.2770 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) ......................941.316.1234 Sarasota County Information Call Center ......941.861.5000/scgov.net Sarasota Doctors Hospital.............................................941.342.1100 Sarasota Memorial Hospital/Health Care System ...... 941.917.7760 Emergency (General) .....................................................................911 Life-threatening EMERGENCY: call 911 first, then call the gate. They will direct emergency vehicles

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The ATS Speed Sentry was posted on Landings Blvd near the LRC (facing Southbound traffic) for the month of May 2016 with the following results:

Date 05/14/16 to 06/15/16

Location Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound)

Average daily traffic at this location was apx. 595.16 vehicles a day. Previous deployments at this location have been:

Date 05/14/16 to 06/15/16 04/15/16 to 05/13/16 11/01/11 to 11/01/11

Location Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound) Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound) Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound)

Speed Limit 15

Compliant 75.29%

Low Risk 9.25%

Med Risk 8.39%

High Risk 7.07%

Speed Limit 15 15 15

Compliant 75.29% 76.59% 82.32%

Low Risk 9.25% 13.39% 13.66%

Med Risk 8.39% 6.19% 3.81%

High Risk 7.07% 3.84% 0.19%

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&

Judy Tara

Greene

Lamb

Your Landings

Resident Real Estate Team

CURRENTLY ACTIVE

Landings Real Estate Database Address

Price

BR

BA

½ BA

HOMES FOR SALE

THERE IS A LOW INVENTORY OF HOMES FOR SALE IN THE LANDINGS! CALL YOUR LANDING’S REAL ESTATE TEAM- JUDY AND TARA TO LIST YOUR HOME NOW! HOMES SOLD

1756 PINE HARRIER CIR.

539,000

3

2

1

1733 PINE HARRIER CIR.

525,000

3

2

0

1637 PINE HARRIER CIR.

480,000

3

2

0

1697 PINE HARRIER CIR.

340,200

3

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1

5450 EAGLES PT CIR #105

539,000

3

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5430 EAGLES PT CIR #201

519,000

3

2

1

5059 KESTRAL PARK DR

335,000

2

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1712 STARLING DR.

315,000

2

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CONDOS FOR SALE

5430 EAGLES POINT CIRCLE #201 • $629,000

5430 EAGLES POINT CIR #201 • $519,000

5450 EAGLES POINT CIR #105 • $539,000

PLEASE CALL YOUR LANDING’S REAL ESTATE TEAM- JUDY AND TARA TO INQUIRE ABOUT OTHER CONDOS LISTED FOR SALE IN THE LANDINGS! CONDOS PENDING

5241 HERON WAY

330,000

2

2

0

1630 STARLING DR.

249,000

2

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1454 LANDINGS CIR

375,000

3

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1

5400 EAGLES PT CIR #405

350,000

2

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5277 HERON WAY

320,000

3

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5239 HERON WAY

314,500

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5276 HERON WAY

302,000

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5408 EAGLES PT CIR #103

290,000

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5059 KESTRAL PARK DR• $335,000 dy & Tara Ju ighborhoo ’s Ne

d

Judy Tara 350-0451 266-4873

OPEN HOUSE Michael Saunders & Company

1712 STARLING DR• $315,000

Watch for the “Judy and Tara’s Neighborhood” Open House signs on Sundays where “Just Looking” is always welcome. Your Landings Resident Real Estate Team are proud advocates and supporters of Landings events including Sponsorship of the USTA Father/Son Annual Tennis Tournament.

Judy Greene • 941.350.0451 • JudyGreene@michaelsaunders.com Tara Lamb • 941.266.4873 • TaraLamb@michaelsaunders.com

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending June 17, 2016. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

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