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FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project By Rachel Brown Hackney / www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com One day before Benderson Development submitted its latest application to Sarasota County regarding its proposed Siesta Promenade project at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road, a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) engineer sent a letter directly to the Sarasota County’s transportation planning manager, pointing to the “astonishing 175 percent total increase” in crashes at that intersection between 2010 and 2014. The Siesta Promenade plan has been classified as a Development of Regional

Impact (referred to as DRI), according to a document filed with the county’s Planning and Development Services Department. According to Florida State Statute 380.06(1), a DRI “is defined as any development which, because of its character, magnitude or location, would have a substantial effect on the health, safety or welfare of citizens in more than one county.” The Benderson application proposes the rezoning of the approximately 24-acre site to Commercial General to allow 140,000 square feet of commercial space, 150 hotel

rooms and about 600 dwelling units. In response to a question from SNL about the timeline for county staff review — and subsequent Planning Commission and County Commission public hearings on Siesta Promenade — county Planner Steve Kirk explained that county staff had reviewed the scope of work proposed in the firm’s Critical Area Plan (CAP) application, which was filed July 21. Benderson needs to have a CAP adopted by the county, he said, so the firm can increase residential density on

Rendering of the proposed Siesta Promenade

the site to 25 units per acre. Based on staff comments regarding the latest submitted application, the Benderson employees will refine the proposal and then submit it

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to the county, along with a petition to rezone the site, he added. “I expect them to file that at any time,” he said. Continued on page 14

By Rachel Brown Hackney

|Canadian firm proposes commercial project on Stickney Point Road, across from Sarasota Pavilion entrance With so much attention focused on plans for Siesta Promenade less than a mile south, a proposed project on a property about one-sixth the size of the Benderson Development Co. site has remained in relative obscurity. Representatives of the Florida division of an Ontario firm, JC Group, tentatively are scheduled to go before the Sarasota County Planning

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Commission on Sept. 15 to seek the rezoning of property at 2121 and 2131 Stickney Point Road so the company can build a new commercial center with a 50-seat Dairy Queen restaurant and drive-through window on part of the site. The firm has no plans to close the Firestone Complete Auto Care Center at 2121 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota County Planner Jack Wilhelm

stated through county Communications Department staff. The adjacent land at 2131 Stickney Point Road is vacant. “There is an existing demand for this type of commercial use given the property’s strategic location near the Gulf Gate Mall and the site’s ideal location at a signalized intersection,” says the application, which was submitted to the county’s

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Planning and Development Services Department on April 17. The property is across from the entrance to Sarasota Pavilion, putting it in close proximity to the U.S. 41/Stickney Point Road intersection. A new single-story, 35-foottall building has been designed with three leasable units on the 2131 Stickney Point Road

land, the application shows. The units would range in size from 1,800 square feet to 2,500 square feet, Wilhelm stated. The largest one would house the Dairy Queen, he noted, while the other two are labeled as speculative retail uses. Along with Stickney Point Road, the property borders Couver Drive. Continued on page 25

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Letter to the Editor A Thank You, and a Suggestion The Villas at Eagles Point recently completed a rather lengthy re-roofing job. As president of the Association I’d like to thank both our resident owners and our neighbors across Starling Drive for tolerating the inconveniences of a bit of noise, numerous infrequent vehicles, filled parking areas and a few instances of damages which our roofer responded to as promptly as possible. Now, the suggestion. The Landings policy of work only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday places, I believe, an added, unnecessary burden on contractors with major jobs like roofs and exterior painting. That ninehour slot, by the time equipment and workers arrived, and clean up for the day, is trimmed to an eight hour working day. That leaves no time for an official lunch, or more importantly to take the breaks absolutely necessary when workers are suffering the intense heat of our summers, exacerbated by working on especially hot roofs. A New York City Court recently settled a dispute in a condominium by establishing the same proposal I make here to the LMA board. Extend the workday by one hour, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. adding the strict provision, outside of emergencies, that the first half hour and the last half hour be enforced as a quiet period used for set up and clean up. That allows for a nine-hour workday, no additional noise for neighbors or other inconveniences for residents. I have been told by both our roofing contractor, and painting contractor the current restrictions on work in The Landings are well known by the construction industry, and are considered in the bidding process, conceivably adding costs to all of our projects. I’ve discussed this with several residents and past and present board members all of whom seem to favor the idea. I’m told such an exception was made for recent work on the Treehouses. Perhaps they can be queried as to how it worked out. One further suggestion, when this rule is implemented it be printed on cards to be handed out to construction, maintenance and repair vendors as they enter The Landings. I urge the LMA board to take up this issue and adopt it or open it for public debate at a forthcoming board meeting. Thank you for your consideration. Irwin Starr Pres., The Villas at Eagles point

LMA Meeting Notes LMA board members are committed to trying to prevent a tragic accident at The Landings as more and more residents walk and bike through the neighborhood. Since the development is sidewalk free, these activities become more dangerous. It is well known that some residents, visitors, and vendors drive more than 10 miles over the speed limit. Vehicle speed is already monitored during the day and new technology is now allowing speed monitoring after dark. The board voted unanimously to adopt new nighttime speed monitoring guidelines. LMA President, Larry Lawrence opened the meeting by welcoming and introducing the new Landscape Committee chairman, Connie Goldman. She will be working very closely with Joe Hennessy who will remain on the committee. It was decided at the April board of director’s retreat the LMA would update the policy manual. Over time, many policies have been developed, updated and amended and the effective date of some of the policies was not always clear. Lawrence made the policies available to all board members to review and then readopt at the September meeting. FINANCE REPORT Chairman, Dick Bayles reported the finances through the first half of the year were at or near budget expectations. He projected approximately a $10,000 reduction in surplus for the current year. A preliminary budget will be available for the September meeting and the outcome of that budget will be

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published in the October issue of The Eagle. The final budget will be published in the November issue. ROADS Don McMurray and Kurt Jensen of JAG Engineering were on hand to brief the board on the current status of the road repaving project and make a bid recommendation. McMurray began the presentation by reviewing the bid process. When the original bids were solicited, only two companies responded with bids, both of which were well over the expected cost. As a result, the board recommended soliciting additional bids. The last time any major road repair was done was in 1995. In 2011 an engineering firm provided the board a roads maintenance schedule and projected costs. In 2015 a couple engineering firms along with a few paving contractors gave the board cost estimates for the project at hand. Three new bids were presented to board members for consideration. After a rather detailed explanation of the bids by Kurt Jensen, Roads Committee chair, Don McMurray

recommended the board except the bid from Driveway Maintenance of $216,405 plus a 10% contingency. During the thorough discussion Jensen recommended contracting Universal Engineering and Sciences to do periodic core bores of the asphalt to ensure the LMA is getting the thickness agreed to by contract. A motion was made to award this phase of the repaving contract to Driveway Maintenance. The motion passed unanimously. LMA President, Larry Lawrence thanked Jensen and McMurray for all the hard work they’ve done to this point. SAFETY AND SECURITY Chairman, Neil Goldman presented two motions to the LMA involving speeding issues. The first motion asked for the adoption of guidelines for the use of nighttime radar. These guidelines were presented to the LMA for prior review. A few concerns were raised and a lively discussion took place after the motion was presented. Ultimately the motion passed unanimously. Continued on page 18

Notifications • LMA Q&A with members: Suspended for the summer and will resume the first Tuesday in October, 10/4 8:30-9:15 on the Racquet Club patio. Call Larry Lawrence if you have questions/issues you wish to discuss c-410-456-6240 • Next Community Hauling Date: November 9, 2016 from 8-9 a.m. at the north gate. • Code for the Field Road door: Call the Main Gate, 941-922.5531. • Labor Day BBQ - Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. • U.S. Open Round Robin: Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. with food served at 11 a.m

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LMA Night Time Radar Hello Landings residents, As you all know, in March, the Landings instituted a program to use radar from dawn to dusk in the detection of speeding vehicles. We believe we have had some success in curtailing some of the speeding within The Landings. At its August meeting, the LMA Board expanded the use of radar to reduce the incidence of speeding after dark on the community’s roads. Our nighttime roving patrol vehicle is now equipped with radar equipment and violations will

be issued for vehicles traveling at speeds well over the posted limit. Various guidelines were instituted to ensure that prior to use of the radar unit, the patrol officers are to be fully trained in the use of the equipment and the procedures to follow. The time the rover can devote to using the radar, the information to be gathered, and the parameters on when, where and how the patrol unit will be allowed to use the radar were approved. Additionally, parameters were set to allow the roving

patrol to follow certain speeding vehicles to that vehicle’s destination in The Landings to allow the patrol to identify the unit. Sanctions imposed will be the same as those for daytime LMA speeding violations. Hopefully this policy will help reduce the incidence of speeding at night within The Landings. Please watch your speed, whether it be daytime driving, or nighttime driving. Neil Goldman Chairman Safety and Security

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LHA Meeting Notes At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Landings Homeowners Association board voted to approve the removal of a tree on Peregrine Point Circle North and exterior paint colors for homes on Flicker Field Circle and Peregrine Point Circle North. It also approved a modified landscaping plan for property on Kestral Park Way North and suggested modifications to a landscaping plan on Pine Harrier Circle. The Treasurer presented a preliminary 2017 budget for discussion. A revised version will be discussed at the September meeting and published in the October issue of The Landings Eagle. Notices were sent to eleven homeowners requesting that their roofs be cleaned. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on September 8, 2016 at the Landings Racquet Club at 7:00 p.m.

President’s Column For those of us who have been in The Landings in August, haven’t the Olympics provided a refreshing alternative to the usual evening summer options? The amazing feats of Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Ursain Bolt, Ashton Eaton (decathlon) and Michael Phelps and the many others were thrilling. We perhaps never will see Phelps and Bolts achievements surpassed in our lifetime. Also, I was particularly impressed at the mutual respect and camaraderie of the decathlon participants and the performance of all the athletes was a fine tribute to the Olympic goals. Although LMA activities are not at the November-May level, below is information on several important issues. ROADS PAVING UPDATE At the August 4 board meeting a motion was unanimously approved to accept the paving bid of Driveway Maintenance Inc. for $216,405 plus a 10% contingency and pending approval of a contract by legal counsel. This expense is less than was estimated and therefore is well within LMA’s roads reserve budget allocation. All of the Treehouse roads, Kestral Park Circle and Heron Way are covered by the contract. Landings South

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1 and 3 associations (which are on Heron Way) will have a separate contract for paving their guest parking areas. Getting to this point has been a long and complex process driven in part by the massive amount of construction in southwest Florida and the appropriate approach for the Treehouse roads which are narrower than the others and complicated by new pavers having been recently installed in the driveways. The Roads Committee chair, Don McMurray, and LMA’s consulting engineer, Kurt Jensen, are confident the contractor is capable of providing an excellent job. A quality control company will be retained to assure that the asphalt meets the design specifications and Kurt Jensen will be on site periodically to provide the necessary oversite. The estimated time of completion is 45 days from the signing of the contract. The Roads Committee will be working with the associations involved to plan for alternative parking and the other disruptions which occur with such a project. Good luck to all involved! SAFETY AND SECURITY-SPEED CONTROL When LMA embarked on the radar

speed control program, it was anticipated that adjustments would need to be made based upon experience. At the August board meeting several motions were passed. One is to modify when violation letters will be sent to those exceeding the speed limit and a second to administer the use of a nighttime radar speed detection program. Please see the board meeting Safety and Security Committee report and a related article for details. THE LANDINGS SHOPPING CENTER AND SIESTA PROMENADE The board passed two motions relating to the neighboring shopping centers. The first authorizes participation in the Siesta Promenade coalition-pending our agreement with the objectives-to express concerns about the project in the forums where the project will be considered. The second authorizes the Executive Committee to spend up to $5000 to further the interests of the association with respect to 1) the foreclosure on the Landings Shopping Center, and 2) the development of the property known as Siesta Promenade. Both motions were passed unanimously. Continued on page 27

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News From the Court

Racquet Club News

By Joe Venezia

|President’s Report By Dick Bayles

|Manager’s Report

As you read this, the court drainage project has been completed and the annual refurbishment of our courts is underway. Four courts are scheduled for a restoration – that includes replenishing the court surface and installing new lines. The other four courts will undergo a less intensive treatment. The weather caused some delay in the drainage project, so the refurbishing has been delayed. It will be complete by the start of the team tennis season in mid-October. The main purpose of the court drainage project was to eliminate the spill-over of the Har-Tru court surface onto the east-west corridor between the courts. Then we intended to remove the existing river rock/Har-Tru mixture in that area and replace it with new rock. The board has reconsidered this plan and evaluated other options for court landscaping. At our August meeting, the Board decided to 1) replace the existing rock/concrete with pavers, and 2) postpone any work on the area until next year. Therefore, the court landscaping work will be a 2017 project, to begin at the end of next year’s prime season. Our 2016/7 season will begin with the Labor Day BBQ on September 5. If you haven’t signed up, you’d better hurry.

As a reminder, the Labor Day BBQ is scheduled for Monday, September 5. If you are interested in attending this year and haven’t signed up yet, please do so by Saturday, September 3. The LRC annual mailing will be sent out near the end of November. Now is a great time to update your mailing address and other pertinent information with the Club, including an emergency contact name and phone number. Please let me know if your phone number or email address has changed recently. If you would like to receive your annual packet somewhere other than your Landings address, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop. As always, if you would like to receive email reminders regarding events at the Club, please email me at lrctennis@verizon. net and I will be happy to add you to my address book. I send all the emails blind so your address won’t be shared. As you are reading this, the Lakeside roof replacement should be completed as well as drainage ditch project around the tennis courts. Currently we are in the middle of the annual court resurfacing. To keep the courts playing well, we ask that members brush the courts when their match finishes after 5:00 p.m. For your convenience, there is a brush hanging on every set of courts. Thanks in advance for your assistance in keeping our courts playing well.

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Is it starting to feel cooler yet? Hopefully soon. Edvin, Hans and Yordanis have done a great job getting the courts playable after the rains. Thanks guys! Join us Wednesday, September 7 for a US Open Round Robin. We’ll play some tennis, watch some tennis and enjoy pizza and beer. Check in the Pro Shop for details and the sign up sheet. It’s that time of year again. Mark your calendar for Tues., Nov.15 through Sun., Nov. 20, 2016 for the Father /Son Tennis Tournament. This year, in addition to the Senior and Super Senior Division we will be hosting the Ultra Father /Son Division in which the father must be 80 years of age. There were 194 Save the Date notices mailed out in early August so we look forward to another large turnout. Men’s and ladies’ tennis league play begins in October. If any Landings residents are interested in joining a team, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the team captain. Most teams have clinics in place. My lesson/clinic book is beginning to fill up. Contact me at 941-993-2628 or lrctennisdirector@ verizon.net to schedule the best time that works for you. 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. See you on the courts..........

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FDOT to start pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements at Stickney Point Road/Midnight Pass Road intersection By Rachel Brown Hackney - SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project finalized almost a year ago to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Stickney Point Road and Midnight Pass Road was scheduled to begin before the end of August, the state agency announced. The project includes a pedestrian refuge island at the northeast corner of the intersection and tightening of the right turn lane from Stickney Point Road onto Midnight Pass Road, an FDOT news release says. “This addition will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with an improved crossing and encourage motorists to use a slower speed when turning north onto Siesta Key,” the release says. The approximately $500,000 project is expected to be completed in early 2017, the release adds. “FDOT has developed these improvements after receiving the feedback from the community,” the release notes. The latter sentence is a bit of an understatement. After considerable

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pushback from members of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) in September 2015, FDOT staff appeared two days later before the Siesta Key Association with a revised plan. FDOT engineers originally proposed removing the right-hand acceleration lane, but SKVA members stressed that it was a benefit to motorists heading north. L.K. Nandam, FDOT district operations manager in Sarasota, said during the Sept. 3, 2015 SKA meeting that a raised concrete separator would be constructed where striping is in place to create a physical barrier to try to prevent motorists from attempting illegal moves around pedestrians or cyclists. Further, the design Nandam discussed called for the crosswalk on Stickney Point Road to be connected to the crosswalk on South Midnight Pass Road. FDOT’s contractor, Ajax Paving Industries of Florida Inc., was expected to begin work the week of Aug. 21.

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“Crews will work on the project during daytime and nighttime hours,” the news release says. Motorists should expect lane closures

from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., the release adds. Some sidewalk closures will be necessary, too, the release notes.


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St. Michael’s Slated For First Annual Festival By Trebor Britt More than 60 dedicated volunteers led by parishioner George Haviland, meticulously organized and planned Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church’s first annual church festival, set for September 24 from 11a.m.-7p.m. on beautiful, award winning Siesta Key. You can enjoy a peaceful walk on America’s number one beach in the morning and experience the fun of a good, old-fashioned, small-town festival in the afternoon. Admission is free to the public and every family who attends is sure to find something fun to do. The fun will include delicious food, a variety of beverages, an auction as well as inflatables, a water slide, dunk tank, more than a dozen games for kids and adults, crafts, ice cream and more. Tickets will be sold for some of the amusements. Haviland said, “The purpose of the festival is to bring the people together and we really want to open the doors to Siesta Key and the community.” The auction will be conducted by “The Auction Guy”, Roy Baker. It will take place in the Church Hall at 5:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 5 p.m. Cash or check with ID will be required for payment plus an ATM machine will be on site. Here are just a few of the notable auction items; a one-man Kyak, a 32” flat screen TV, a black BMX bike, a silver BMX bike, a Ryder Cup golf bag autographed by Paul Azinger, two hours of flight time on a private executive jet for two to four people, an eight bottle wine refrigerator full of beverages and an auto wine bottle opener, Ryobi tool starter set, multiple gift cards from local restaurants as well as many others. Additional items are added weekly. All proceeds benefit the Parish Catholic Faith Appeal. Photos of all the items up for auction can be seen at www.auction-guy.com. The festival is close to the September 29 feast day celebration of their patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. Haviland commented,

The annual update of The Landings Handbook and Directory is being prepared. Notices have gone out to owners who are new to The Landings or whose information has changed since the last issue of last November. If you are a new owner or your information in the current directory is incorrect and you have not received a notice, a Directory Information Firm is available at the Landings Racquet Club, at the Main Gate, or from me via e-mail at landings.directory@gmail.com. Please check your current listing for accuracy. If you don’t have the current issue, one is available at the Main Gate.

County Commission agrees that potential for harm to Siesta Key warrants Environmental Impact Statement on Lido project By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com “He’s a defender of the blue; of the police, EMTs, soldiers and all.” Still in his first year, Father Michael Canon is serving St. Michael’s as their sixth pastor since 1960. Born in Ireland he has served in ministry for 35 years and came to the church from St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid, Florida. The church has an active religious education program for children, first-eighth grades and several ministry organizations. Organizations include a very active Women’s Council, an active prayer group as well as a social and finance committee. (Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is located at 5394 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key. For specific questions contact George at 732-614-2411)

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Responding to a July request from the Siesta Key Association, the Sarasota County Commission on Aug. 23 voted unanimously to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to undertake an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to more fully explore the potential for harm to Siesta Key from the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key Beach. “The biggest concern to me was there was never a ‘Plan B’ for a smaller taking of sand,” Chair Al Maio said after making the motion. Furthermore, Maio pointed to the fact that facets of the project have changed significantly since the City of Sarasota and the USACE formally announced in 2013 that they wanted to dredge the pass. The amount of sand proposed to be taken from the pass has varied from 1.5 million cubic yards to 775,000 cubic yards to, most recently, 1.2 million cubic yards, Maio said, and the federal agency has switched from an adamant stance that three groins were needed to hold sand in place on Lido Key to planning for two smaller groins. Maio’s motion also called for the county to notify the Florida Department of Environmental Protection of its concerns that the USACE plans to use property in the county’s Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key as a staging area for the work on Lido Beach. The Department has been reviewing the USACE/ city permit application for the project. “At the end of the day, there is a fear of the unknown,” Vice Chair Paul Caragiulo said, and that justifies an EIS in this case.


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• Do you have any siblings? One sister, Abby, 15 and one brother Blake, 13 • Any Pets? We have a golden doodle named Mabel. • Languages? I took Spanish for 6 years. • How long have you lived in The Landings? 11 years • Do you like living in The Landings? Yes, I like The Landings and am sad to move away from it. • Favorite subject? English. I have always enjoyed reading and writing, so English has always come naturally to me and has been one of the most enjoyable subjects for me. • Favorite book? Great Gatsby • Favorite ice cream? Cookie Dough • Favorite sport? Tennis • Favorite TV Show? Grey’s Anatomy • Favorite color? Purple because I love the color; it is a happy color without being too bright. •Favorite food? Sushi • Favorite holiday? Christmas • You’re heading off to college next week. Are you excited? What are your future plans? Overall, I am excited and nervous about this new chapter of my life. I will be starting FSU in the Fall. I applied to 4 schools but FSU was the best choice economically, since I will continue to attend either law school or grad school afterward. I plan on continuing to pursue community service and will also rush a sorority. • One word to describe you would be? Funny

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• What do you do in your spare time? I play tennis and hang out with friends. • Do you know what career you might be interested in? I’d like to go into corporate law, as of right now. • What is your 5 year goal? To graduate college and go to law school • If you could be any animal, what would you be? An elephant because elephants have always been my favorite animal ever since I watched Horton Hears a Who and I think they are cute as well. • What did you do this summer? I worked at Lily Pulitzer on St. Armands Circle and I’m packing for college!

• Favorite thing you did this year? I went to Europe with my senior class. • Tell me about your senior class trip. It was a 10 day trip over Spring Break with 52 of the 150 IB grads. We went to Barcelona, Nice, Florence, Rome, and Provence. I liked seeing the history of each city. Nice was my favorite place. It wasn’t very touristy and the Riviera was very pretty. All the sights were pretty! • If you could wave a magic wand, what bad thing in the world would you solve? World Hunger • A little more about Mackenzie… Mackenzie graduated from Riverview’s prestigious IB Program with a 4.3 weighted GPA, all the while giving back to the community and playing varsity tennis all four years. She was involved in Children First Inc. volunteering 3x/week during summer and every week during the school year to help serve at risk children and their families. She also helped distribute food to underprivileged families with All Faith’s Food Bank every other week and helped plan and fundraise for a Relay for Life Event. This talented young lady was one out of only 24 invited to be a debutante in the Sarasota/Manatee County. We wish her well as she continues her academic and professional pursuits! And GOOO NOLES!


NOW and ZEN - Healthy Mornings in The Landings On Thursday morning at the Racquet Club, now and Zen, one can indulge in any or all of these three classes starting with Zumba, in the Fitness Center at 8:30 a.m., with our high energy, fully licensed instructor, Sandy Bellino. Sandy is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and was recruited by Barbara Chertok, who was impressed with her 20 years of experience. Barbara enjoys her Latin style to enhance our rhythm and build strength with music and dance movement workouts. Many attend, but, Agnes Schipper is “Lady Zumba” along with Barbara and Bonnie Dombrosky since they hardly ever miss a class! Then, at 9:30 a.m., we have moments of wonder that take your mind off of stress with Tai Chi Class. Bonnie Dombrosky takes two classes in the morning since she also likes the deep breathing tips, and the calmness she experiences as we finish. Sandy Kelley values the balance gained as well as the flexibility with the gentle stretching movements. Teresa Manteiga and I enjoy the meditation in motion and the low impact on our joints. Leslie Shriberg went to class before her tennis games since she liked the alignment and increased

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lower body strength. Moving along to 10:30 a.m., our healthy morning brings us to the swimming pool where Sandy leads the Water Aerobics Class and incorporates her style of Aqua Zumba/Aqua Tai Chi to a splashing good time while burning lots of calories. Judy Drachman and her daughter, Amy moved to The Landings recently, and they say, “Not only is the water great exercise, but lots of fun!” I think water builds cardio strength while easy on the joints. Julie Parks, Beth Malden and Niece Handleman were working out for more flexibility and muscle toning, while enjoying the cool pool water this summer. In closing, I feel, smaller changes over time and consistency can mean powerful, feel-good results. You don’t have to be a member to attend any of the classes, just pay as you go, $8.00 for one class, plus $3.00 for non-members, and an additional $2.00 for any other classes on the same day. Call the Racquet Club, 941-923-3886 for details. Sandy also teaches at Healthfit, Turtle Rock, Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, and Brookdale, just to name a few.

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year. Sarasota County is one of the larger tourist areas within the state with many new residents moving to this county annually.” Slater noted that the intersection is on the county’s “High Crash Segments” list and that “over the past five years there has been a constant increase in crashes within this segment.” Slater continued, “Crashes have increased on average 30 percent per year with an astonishing 175 percent total increase between 2010 and 2014. Having reviewed the crash data for this area, it became very clear why coordination efforts for this area are so vital.” He further noted, “As for our operational concerns, significant increase in traffic for eastbound and westbound will only cause additional delay and congestion. During peak hour, the traffic queues regularly reach past Stickney Point Bridge. … The eastbound

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left turn movement has up to 75 percent more volume than the roadway design can accommodate. To simply maintain the current Level of Service with additional traffic added, [traffic light] cycle lengths would need to be significantly adjusted.” The letter pointed out that the department representatives met with “key county staff” on May 12 to discuss the concerns about the intersection and the county’s approval of land uses for the surrounding property, “[s]pecifically, the parcel(s) making up the northwest quadrant of the intersection of U.S. 41 and S.R. 72 north to Upper Glencoe Road and from the intersection west to Glencoe Road.” During that May 2015 meeting, Slater added, and “via the permitting process,” FDOT staff learned of the potential for the county to approve the rezoning of the Benderson property. Continued on the next page


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Preventing a ‘losing battle’ Selina Carroll, a traffic engineering specialist with FDOT, sent an email to Slater, L.K. Nandam — FDOT’s district operations engineer in Sarasota — and other department staff on May 18 to summarize the May 12 session with county staff. She noted that Nandam “advised the FDOT access permit is the final leg in the process and a losing battle if the county approves a large density [on the Benderson property]. That’s why we are here — to get the county’s cooperation at the beginning of the process.” (A June 6 letter from county Planner Todd Dary to Todd Mathes, the Benderson project manager, explained the steps necessary for Benderson’s winning the approval for Siesta Promenade. In it, Shannon Rodden of the county’s Transportation Planning Department staff estimated that the mixed-use development would generate

more than 100 peak hour trips in the afternoon.) The May 18 email said Wiggins pointed out that the county’s Comprehensive Plan shows the proposed Siesta Promenade site designated for commercial purposes in future land use planning. She added that the county has “no control over intensity based on traffic.” However, the email continued, Wiggins added that the County Commission “may be able to consider a lower intensity based on compatibility or safety & operational issues.” The email noted that Slater “advised capacity and [Level of Service] leads before safety & operational [concerns].” Wiggins countered that, “by law the county is unable to restrict development based on capacity & traffic.” Then Wiggins and FDOT staff concurred that Glencoe Avenue would be the preferred access point for the Benderson property. The

email pointed out, “She added the [County Commission] can deny it based on compatibility if residents resist.” On May 18, an email from Nandam to Carroll and the other recipients of the earlier email showed his suggested revision to that statement: “She added the [County Commission] can consider compatibility as an item if residents resist.” ‘Trying to sell this plan’ A June 30 email from Carroll summarized discussion at an “Internal [FDOT] meeting to discuss access plan for the Siesta Promenade.” An FDOT construction project administrator, Nathan Kautz, presented the latest traffic study and site plan for the Benderson project, which he had received on June 21 from the Kimley-Horn consulting firm, the memo said. After he and another FDOT staff member had reviewed it, the email continued, they determined, “FDOT would

Todd Mathes from Benderson Development discussing the Siesta Promenade project at a recent SKA meeting

need more information before developing an access plan for [Siesta Promenade].” When Nandam asked what Kimley-Horn was seeking at that time, the response was that the firm is “in the process of going through zoning approval with the county. … [The firm’s representatives] are looking for an access plan from FDOT because they are

trying to sell this plan to the [residents],” the email noted. If FDOT did not have a final site plan, Nandam pointed out, it could not make a final decision, the email said. Kautz has “recommended FDOT not provide an access plan until [Kimley-Horn provides] an acceptable traffic study.”

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Sharing Our Favorite Delicious Secrets This article is an off shoot from the “Kitchen Ladies” of The Landings recipe column. With enough interest, you may see it in future monthly issues of The Landings Eagle. I canvassed lots of ladies asking them this question: “Is there an item in a certain store that is so good, you buy it every time you go to that store?” I must thank these ladies and men, mentioned below, who were generous enough to give away some of their delicious secrets.

• Roberta Zimmerman likes the “Big and Chunky Apple Sauce”. Harold said she buys six jars at a time. • Earnie Matijasic likes the “Goat Cheese With Blueberries”. He uses them with the “Original Savory Mini Crackers”, too. Another item Earnie likes is Trader Joe’s “Granola With Cashews and Almonds and Ginger”. It’s in a yellow box. • Margo Cestar (and many others) like the “Trader Joe’s Wine”, especially the Reds.

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• Carol Furlong likes... “Original Savory Mini Crackers.” The crackers are gluten free and keep crisp a long time after opening. • Joan Nimptch likes the bag of “Tahi Shrimp Fried Rice” found in the freezer section. • Ralph Ricapito likes the “Dark Chocolate Ginger”

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found above the freezer section. • Saul Lapidus likes the bags of dried fruit especially the apricots. • Jane Carpenter likes the “Pub Cheese With Horseradish:, which comes in a plastic tub. It goes well with a box of “Round Gold Crackers”.

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• Lois Lee likes to buy many produce items, especially the “Compari Tomatoes”. A little more expensive, but worth it. • Lenora Jost likes the large squares of “Goat Cheese”, for her Baked Feta. • Jill Eisner likes the “Manchego Cheese”. Just slice. It’s good on any cracker.

By Dee Ricapito Their wine selections are good, too. • Anite Conte buys the “Pineapple Mango Salsa”, found in the refrigerator section. • Jane Carpenter likes the frozen “Chicken Satay Scewers”. Just pull some of them apart and pop in microwave. • Dawn Smith loves the “Asian Cashew Chopped Salad” because it’s complete with the Sesame dressing and you can use it at least two times. • Dee Ricapito always buys many jars of “Sweet Pickled Red Beets”. It’s so easy to use as an extra side dish, hot or cold, right out of the jar. And, who can resist bringing home a “Roasted Chicken”? Other popular items we take home are the paper goods, and drug store items.

PUBLIX: Landings shopping Center • Sandy Frank always picks up the juicy, “Fresh Cored Pineapple”. It comes in a tall plastic container (always nice to reuse and store goodies). Sandy also buys the “Atlantic Salmon” in the Fresh Fish Dept. which is always good. • Ralph Ricapito likes the “Deli Fresh Ground Peanut Butter” and the Deli fresh made sandwiches. The Publix Bakery items are all delightful especially the “Key Lime Pie”, or cookies for Club parties. WHOLE FOODS: • Beverly Augston always buys “Bronco Bob’s Raspberry Chipolte Sauce”. You can use it on top of fish or chicken, too. More favorite purchases from other stores to follow. Send in your delicious secrets, too. Clip the list to try some of these best loved products.


New feature at the Crystal Classic During the August meeting of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA), guest Esther Quiles took a few minutes to explain that she is in charge of new arts and activities projects for children for the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, which will be held Nov. 11-15 at the public beach. Introduced by Ann Frescura, executive director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Quiles said her focus will be a program that will compare Siesta’s 99-percent quartz sand to sand from other areas. SKVA Vice President Mark Smith added that sand will be brought in from places around the world — including Japan. The Saturday, Nov. 12, schedule for the Crystal

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Jay & Jill’s Salad for Any Occasion (will serve 12 people) Jay and Jill Eisner are long-time homeowners and wonderful hosts. Jill is a school teacher and Jay a former New York Restauranteur. They enjoy the easy lifestyle living in The Landings and have a wonderful tasting salad if entertaining or just bringing a dish.

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Classic calls the program The Learning Curve. Planned from 2 to 2:30 p.m. that day, it will entail a lesson about the origins of Siesta’s sand. “Be inspired by our ‘hands on’ arts and crafts session for children,” the program note adds. “Something exciting and new and creative,” Quiles pointed out at the SKVA meeting. Students who attend the Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences will assist her, she added. One hundred children are expected to participate in the program.

• 3 heads Romaine lettuce -- chopped up • 8-9 Campari tomatoes -- cut into 6ths or 8ths • 1 can (15oz.) Chick Peas -- drained • 1/4 cup shelled pistachio nuts • 2 oz. crumbled Blue Cheese • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Cranraisins • Brianna’s Blush Vinaigrette Dressing (store bought) Add all ingredients to the lettuce. Toss well, and add dressing as desired.

Kitchen Ladies Recipe Corner Shout Out: Please send your favorite recipe to The Landings Eagle along with your photo to: deericapito3@gmail.com

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LMA Meeting Notes Goldman presented the following second motion: Moved that a second occurrence within a 45-day period of a speeding violation of between 8 and 10 mph over the posted speed limit shall constitute a first violation of the Associations speeding regulations. A warning letter shall be issued on the first such occurrence. A short discussion followed and the motion was passed unanimously. Goldman’s committee may install two more cameras and re-position two others at the north gate so vehicles making contact with the gate arm can be detected. The cost of the additional cameras is being researched. SIESTA PROMENADE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LMA President, Larry Lawrence noted the concern of board members expressed at the board retreat, regarding the Siesta Promenade project at the corner of Route 41 and Stickney Point Road. The focal

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point of that concern is the impact it may have specifically on The Landings, the Landings’ Shopping Center and the overall area. Lawrence named a list of residents including board members at The Landings who were already engaged in monitoring meetings and activities regarding the site. Issues surrounding the foreclosure of The Landings Shopping Center are also a great concern. The developers of the Siesta Promenade project are proposing 140,000 ft. of retail space, a 150 room hotel, and an additional 500 residences. Th e ow n e r of t h e Be st Western Hotel nearby has retained the services of a law firm to represent themselves and a coalition of citizens from communities who have concerns about the project. As a result, Lawrence presented the following motion; “that LMA authorizes participation in the Siesta Promenade coalitionpending satisfactory objectives-

to express concerns about the project in the forums where the project will be considered”. The motion was discussed and passed unanimously. A second motion regarding these issues was made by Dick Bayles and presented to the board. “Move that the Board authorize the Executive Committee spend up to $5000 to further the interest of the Association with respect to the foreclosure of the Landings’ Shopping Center and development of the property known as the Siesta Promenade”. After an uncomfortable wait for a second to the motion, and some poignant discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

surgery. She’s currently in therapy and hopes she can recover quickly. To add to her challenges, her father also died of a heart attack recently. As a result, website enhancement will be paused. That said, Bob Manteiga and Joan Lowery have enrolled some children to be potential bloggers and they have produced some digital recordings of resident interviews that will eventually be added to the website. Additionally, Dan Bodor has his own interesting website on animal an insect life he will adapt for The Landings website and Betty Greenspan has already submitted her Technology Tips column for website use.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Co-chair, Joan Lowery announced The Landings webmaster, Kelsey Van Praag lost the use of both of her arms and hands due to a terrible potential medical error during

MAINTENANCE Maintenance Committee chair, David Jacaruso, requested feedback from the board on two recent changes. He changed out one of the gate arms at the north gate, cleaned it and added high intensity red tape to the

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during hurricane season in The Landings. Drainage from each property must be maintained by the owner. In some areas of The Landings, repair and replacement of driveways is causing flooding because they are blocking the flow of water to street drains. To assure the speedy flow of surface water into catch basins, ditches, and other runoff elements of our drainage system, swales along properties owned by condominium associations and homeowners must be maintained at proper grades and free from obstructions. Knupp suggested insuring roof gutters and drain pipes are clear of leaves and other debris to prevent water damage to homes or condos. LAKES Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported algae blooms continue to be a problem. Lake 3 (Carriage House), Lake 5 (Court Side) and Lake 1 (North Gate) have been particularly troublesome and treated several times. They continue monitoring and spraying all of the lakes for this problem. Hydrilla has been a major problem in Lake 1. It is an invasive plant that has buds called turions that are like potato tubers on the plant. They can lay dormant on the bottom of the lake for years. As the water gets warmer they can sprout

and begin to grow. In bigger lakes outside The Landings where boats cut the plant they can regenerate. Hydrilla is a very aggressive and hardy plant that requires a few weeks to die once treated. The LED fountain light replacement program for this year has been completed. Knupp is requesting the help of residents to monitor the fountains. He suggested each association appoint a member to let them know if there is a fountain/light failure that they may not be aware of by contacting him at michaelknupp9@gmail.com. The committee will contact the point person to provide updates of repairs and other issues related to lakes to keep everyone informed. LANDSCAPING New Landscaping chair, Connie Goldman reported resolving the irrigation problem identified last month with less work and cost than anticipated. Extensive tree and shrub trimming continued all month and the dead slash pine was removed from the island on Landings Boulevard. Future landscape projects include renewing the shell path on the nature trail; replacing dead shrubs in islands throughout The Landings; trimming palm trees; and trimming branches that overhang Kestrel Park North, South and Landings Boulevard.

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Matt Rebhan owner working the Meat counter. Customers can choose a steak from the meat counter for their dinner in the restaurant.

Alpine Steakhouse recently received the prestigious award from Sarasota Magazine naming them the Best Steakhouse 2016. Alpine Steakhouse has been in business over 40 years, a “onestop shop with an old fashioned Meat Market (with experienced butchers) and a 70 seat Steakhouse all under one roof”. It is located at 4520 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota---one block north of Proctor Road at traffic light of Field Road and US 41.. Owners, Mark and son Matt Rebhan would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a great meal in this unique restaurant. Here is what they are saying online. “What an amazing place! It is not fancy or pretentious! ” Just excellent food and great service. We had the NY strips and the filet mignon...all cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The twice baked potatoes are amazing as is the homemade clam chowder. We were full but we HAD to try dessert...we had the truffles mint chocolate chip and spumoni with fresh whipped cream. Even the coffee was good... what took us so long? Also want to order from the meat market... wow. One of my new favorite places. From Yelp I have to admit I have lived in Sarasota for over 20 years, and never had eaten at Alpine. Friends suggested it, so we joined them.......for one of the best steaks we have ever had. That was last week, I have sent two others there, and the reviews are the same. Now we are going back tonight, and looking forward to another fine meal. Service awesome as well. Fancy, NO, updated, NO, but we will be coming back. “Great find!” After eating nothing but fish for several days in the Florida Keys, my wife and I were looking for some juicy beef…, and this place was a wonderful find. It doesn’t look much from the outside - just one of many roadhouse restaurants in the Sarasota sprawl - but from the moment we walked in, to a cheery welcome from our excellent waitress, everything about it was good. The Rebhan’s want everyone to know that they offer a complete catering service for business, holiday and events. Hours; Mon-Thu 9am-9pm Fri & Sat 9am-9:30pm Sun Closed (941) 922-379. www.alpinesteak.com (Advertorial)

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Situations prompt discussion of homelessness A sight that caught Siesta Key resident Michael Shay’s eye twice on the morning of Aug. 2 prompted considerable discussion about homelessness during the Siesta Key Village Association that same day. Shay was on his regular early morning walk when he first saw two individuals, who appeared to be homeless, in the gazebo at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard, Avenida Messina and Canal Road, he told SKVA members. That was about 5:15 a.m. When he passed the gazebo again about 8:20 a.m., two people were sleeping on benches inside the structure, he continued, and a third man was seated, holding an artificial limb. One day in July, he added, he saw families munching on doughnuts in the gazebo. On the morning of Aug. 2, Shay said, he would not expect to see any families there because “two benches had a body on them. I think that’s a problem. I’m not trying to be insensitive. We advertise this as a familyoriented destination.”

If homeless people regularly occupy the gazebo, Shay pointed out, “I think it’s going to hurt business.” Two days later, an incident at the gazebo sparked discussion at the Siesta Key Association meeting. Mark Smith, vice president of the SKVA, announced that homeless people staying in the gazebo were suspected to have “defecated all around [it] and smeared [feces] around.” That situation was discovered about 8:30 a.m., Shay stated. In response to questions, Lt. Donny Kennard of the Sheriff’s Office explained that officers have to be careful to treat homeless people the same way they would treat any other person. The Sheriff’s Office can arrest anyone creating a disturbance or violating a county ordinance, Kennard pointed out. Kennard also said it is not illegal to sleep on the beach. Any such activity a resident observes must be assessed on a case-bycase basis. When SKA Director Joe Volpe asked whether panhandling is

allowed, Sgt. Jason Mruczek replied that no one can solicit for money on a county right-ofway. However, someone could ask for money at the gazebo. Chapter 98 of the Sarasota County Code, which the County Commission amended in 2013 and 2014, deals with panhandling by prohibiting obstruction of traffic and preventing “an unreasonable risk of accidents due to distraction of motorists and pedestrians and interference with the vision of motorists and pedestrians.” Discussions are underway among members of the Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp. and its board, Shay continued, to make changes in the gazebo to discourage homeless people from remaining in the structure for hours at a time and from sleeping there. Shay is the Maintenance Corp. liaison for the SKVA. That organization represents all the property owners in Siesta Village whom the county assesses each year to pay for the Village upkeep.


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Staff report A Sarasota County resident contracted the Zika virus while traveling, marking the first local case of the infection, the Florida Department of Health announced last month. As a result, Sarasota County has been added to the state’s Declaration of Public Health Emergency, issued earlier this year after the virus first came to Florida. Sarasota County’s first case marked the 499th in Florida, at the time, including 27 cases acquired from mosquitoes in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami. On Aug. 17, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune presented a forum on the Zika virus. At the forum, experts discussed the individual and publichealth implications of Zika,

along with prevention and containment strategies. Public education and prevention are the two biggest weapons against the Zika virus, a panel of experts said at the form, held at the Sarasota Orchestra’s Holley Hall. The expert panel included Dr. Kyle Gardner, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital; Michael Drennon, epidemiologist at the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County; Matthew Smith, director of Sarasota County Mosquito Management; and Dr. Vilma Vega, an infectious disease specialist. The Sarasota Zika case is one of 10 new travel-related

cases reported just on Aug. 12, according to the state. Three new non-travel related cases were also identified in MiamiDade County on the same day, according to the update. Manatee County has seen two travel-related cases of Zika so far. In Sarasota County, the declaration mandates a meeting that includes, at minimum, the county health department, the County Commission, the Tourist Development Council, the county medical society, emergency management and the airport authority. Local leaders will discuss mosquito control and coordinate public outreach strategies.

Controlling Mosquitoes at Home Control mosquitoes outside your home Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water. • Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs. • For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito. • Use larvicides to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out. • If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.

Do not leave doors propped open. • Use air conditioning when possible. Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like vases and flowerpot saucers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.

Kill mosquitoes outside your home • Use an outdoor insect spray made to kill mosquitoes in areas where they rest. • Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the carport or garage. When using insecticides, always follow label instructions. Control mosquitoes inside your home Keep mosquitoes out • Install or repair and use window and door screens.

Kill mosquitoes inside your home • Kill mosquitoes inside your home. Use an indoor insect fogger* or indoor insect spray* to kill mosquitoes and treat areas where they rest. These products work immediately, and may need to be reapplied. When using insecticides, always follow label directions. Only using insecticide will not keep your home free of mosquitoes. • Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid places like under the sink, in closets, under furniture, or in the laundry room.

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Another Italian eatery has joined the Sarasota restaurant scene, but this owner may be setting a new trend with his flamboyant tableside presentations. Angelo’s, located at 6115 S. Tamiami Trail opened for business this past spring just off Siesta Key’s north bridge. Owner, Angelo Difiore, has been perfecting his craft at other highly successful local restaurants and is now making waves of his own. There’s no need for Difiore to trumpet his own horn when the many online reviews speak for themselves. ***There are good restaurants and then there are extraordinary experiences. Tonight was definitely the latter. From the kiss on the cheek from the chef as I walked in the door...to the handmade pasta cooked in a massive wheel of parmesan...to the complimentary Limon cello... to the chef insisting he cook us an amazing bananas foster while hushing the restaurant so he could sing along to “this girl is on fire” as the flames jumped...to the fresh rose and another kiss as I left.. SIMPLY AMAZING. Sarasota locals and visitors - this is a MUST DO! I had the mushroom and sausage pasta prepared table

side in a huge cheese wheel - seriously insane amount of parmesan! And my husband had a delicious chicken parmesan. Can’t wait to go back! ***We went to try it for the early bird special they have. Good way to try a restaurant. The food was just fantastic, no other way to describe. You could tell there were a bunch of regulars there as well. Angelo is very funny and really lightens up the place running from table to table to say hi, or cooking something table side. Next time I will order the cheese wheel pasta, it looked great, and it is a great show. ***What an awesome find this was! Whatever you do, you MUST order a pasta from the Parmesan cheese wheel. It’ll change your life. The food was delicious. The service was great. And to top it off, they give you a complimentary shot of some of the most delicious Limon cello I’ve ever had to end the meal. The restaurant is open 6-days-a-week, serving dinner from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 pm. You can book your reservations by calling 941-312-4747. (Advertorial)

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When the Constitutional Convention became deadlocked in the steaming-hot Philadelphia summer 230 years ago, the 55 delegates in Convention Hall agreed to compromise. Those were the days when delegates were willing to unite for the common cause instead of disabling a meeting with divisiveness. The biggest compromise was the willingness to balance the interests and demands of smaller states against larger ones. For weeks this had been a sticking-point in the debates in Philadelphia. The larger states should not have an extra, inordinate amount of political power. So claimed delegates from the smaller states simply because of the accident of the bigger ones having larger populations and territories, or “clout.” By the Great Compromise, our bicameral Federal legislature was created in

which states are represented unequally by virtue of population (as in the House of Representatives), but equally represented in the Senate since states are assigned equal numbers of Senators (two from each state). Balance and fairness were thus assured. The delegates could return to their home states with the message that the wealthier, more populated states (at the time, like Virginia) would not enjoy an undue advantage over smaller, less populated, less wealthy states (in those days, like New Jersey). As a result, the Constitution was duly endorsed and ratified by most of the states mainly because of this crucial compromise. This was an enduring lesson in the willingness to avoid a deadlock. In the election of the president, moreover, the framers, or “Founders,” reasoned that the same

“balancing factor” should be applied there as well. The bigger, more populous states should not be inordinately powerful in presidential elections. This balancing principle became part of the “Solar System” of our governmental system. So, it has come down to our day that presidents are not elected by popular vote in which larger states (in fact, only about 18 out the 50 today) could settle the election by the sheer weight of their large, urban and suburban populations. Instead, as we know, the system is one of weighted “electoral votes.” This system, reformed from time to time, has been applied in the elections of all 44 Presidents to date ever since George Washington. As it will be in the election this year of the 45th chief executive this Nov. 8. Continued on the next page


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Just what is the Electoral College today? It’s a “college” with no campus, school colors, mascot, or graduates. The word “college” is simply a linguistic alternative to “collegium.” The key to understanding the Electoral College (EC) consists, as noted, in the balancing of smaller against larger states. Each state is awarded 2 votes (by virtue of its Senators). That means that a small state such as Rhode Island, with its 4 electoral votes, has picked up gratis as a big shot-in-the arm power above what it would have were population the only factor in its electoral count. Rhode Island has only 2 Congressional seats. So 2 + 2 = 4. Other smaller states— e.g., Hawaii, Alaska, North and South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, et al.--likewise get large boosts in their electoral clout because of the addition of the 2 Senators to their Congressional seats based on population. Still another balancing factor further helps equalize the states: This is the [itals--> permanent] permanent size of the House of Representatives. The total number of Representatives plus tiny District of Columbia’s 3 gratis electoral counts is kept constant at 538, or the cap put on the total allowable electoral votes. So, the total number of Representatives and Senators stands at 535, which, of course matches the seating capacity of the legislative chambers of House and Senate in the Capitol Building. This cap reflects the same upper limit established by the ratio of Congressmen per population. This ratio is adjusted after each census to permit proportional changes by means of “reapportionment” of House seats based on the relative states’ population increases and decreases. The ratio today is 1 seat per approximately 500,000 citizens. By increasing the

denominator of the fraction of representatives per population as the population increases, the cap of 435 Representatives in the House can remain fixed. Thus, certain states (like Florida) have gotten relative boosts in their electoral counts while others have lost some counts as the population has waxed or waned.. As everyone knows, in a presidential election, the winner must gather a majority of the 535 electoral votes, or 270 votes. As a result, since smaller states’ electoral power is boosted relative to the larger ones via the Electoral College, candidates are obliged to campaign in as many states as they can in order to bring their total tally of electoral votes up to 270-plus. So, the equalizing factor also broadens, or “democratizes,” candidates’ electioneering by states. So, what exactly do the human members of this Electoral College do? Each state convenes a body of men and women just after the presidential election, the number of which individuals equals that state’s electoral count. In modern times, these human vote-casters vote just as the people in their state voted. Actually, only the individual electors representing the winning party in the given state are convened. These include their outstanding politicians who are given the honor of convening triumphantly as the votes are registered, then later in December when the votes are sent to Washington, D.C. for the official announcement of the winner. In former times, there were a few renegadeelectors in some states who voted differently from the population. Yet they did not affect the election outcome in any given state let alone in the country at large. Anyway, today some states have

laws specifically preventing the human “electors” from voting differently from the people in their given state. Defenders of the Electoral College system proffer an important, additional advantage of the present system: The EC effectively prevents any post-election disputes over the counting of ballots. This would very likely occur if the president were elected by popular vote. As a result of the system,, they note, Americans know very soon who their next president will be since electoral votes are there to count. After all, it’s simply a case of winner-take-all, state-by-state. And that is easy enough to determine by tabulating those big electoral votes. One objection raised in the perennial criticisms of the system concerns the possibility that a winning candidate’s popular vote might be less than that of his defeated opponent’s. This has risen four times in the 44 election contests. Yet it was a very narrow difference. The last time the divergence occurred, as all Floridians remember, was in 2000. George W. Bush was declared the winner of the general election, becoming the 43rd president. Yet he didn’t win the popular vote. Democrat Al Gore gathered about 540,000 more votes than did Bush. Bush won the electoral vote in that controversial “chad” election by 271 to 266. This is the first of two articles by Landin Dr. Albert L. Weeks, professor emeritus of Political Science. His concluding analysis will appear just before the election of November 8 in the October issue of The Eagle. Dr. Weeks will then weigh the chances of an electoral c victory by either Donald J. Trump or Hillary R. Clinton.

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New Stickney Point Road proposal The project also would feature a parking area with 49 spaces, new sidewalks along Stickney Point Road and Couver Drive, landscape buffering, an aboveground stormwater retention facility and an underground stormwater vault system to be located under the parking area, according to the application. Access to the site will consist of the existing driveway that connects with Stickney Point Road and a new access point off Couver Drive, opposite Jasper Street,” which is located north of the vacant lot, Wilhelm said. A special exception granted in 2009 stipulated that no entrance/exit from part of the 2131 Stickney Point Road parcel would intersect with Couver Drive. That segment of the property — identified on the site plan as “Parcel 2” — contains the existing parking lot for the Firestone business. As noted in the application, a transportation planning formula was used to estimate that the average number of vehicles per day accessing the property would be 301. During the morning peak travel time, the document says, 42 vehicles would be expected, with 48 percent of them entering the site. For the afternoon peak period, the estimate is for 31 vehicles, with 56 percent of them anticipated to be entering the property. Asked to describe the “traffic impact area,” the application says, “A signalized intersection at the entrance of the property safely throttles movements

to and from the site.” That traffic signal is across from the entrance to Sarasota Pavilion, at the intersection of Stickney Point Road and Gulf Gate Mall Drive. Under the heading, Plan Compatibility, the application justifies the proposal by pointing to the ongoing Firestone operation, adding that a portion of the site was occupied by a service station in years past. A neighborhood workshop on the proposal was conducted on April 6 at Gulf Gate Library, the application says. “The biggest concern expressed by the two (2) attending residents was related to knowledge and information on the project,” says a letter from James W. Herston of Port Charlotte, president of Herston Engineering Services. The letter was part of the application. Herston is listed in the document as the agent for JC Group USA. One of the attendees, who lives on the east side of Stickney Point Road “was especially concerned with stormwater management facilities” located between Sarasota Pavilion and the multi-family development in which she lives, the letter adds. Herston did not return multiple messages left him, seeking comments on the company’s plans. County Planner Wilhelm pointed out too that the Firestone property is zoned Residential, Multi-Family 1, while the land at 2131 Stickney

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Point Road already is zoned Commercial General. The project proposal calls for rezoning the entire 0.96-acre site to Commercial General with a Development Concept Plan, which has to show all the buildings, parking, access and proposed drainage facilities. The county’s Zoning Code explains that when someone proposes rezoning property to a Commercial General (CG) district, the Development Concept Plan is binding. Past and present In July 2014, JC Group USA bought the 32,790-squarefoot site of the Firestone business for $1,050,000, county property records show. About three months later — in

October 2014 — it purchased the adjacent, 23,728-squarefoot empty parcel at 2131 Stickney Point Road. The price was $648,900, according to property records. More than five years earlier, JC Group USA bought a unit in the Palm Bay Club condominium complex on Siesta Key’s Midnight Pass Road, paying $425,000 for it. According to its website, JC Group was established in 1960 as a builder of single-family homes in the Kitchener/ Waterloo area of Ontario, but it has evolved over the years to handle other projects. Among them are restaurants, professional buildings, commercial and retail plazas and even golf courses.

JC Group USA was organized in Florida in 1995, state Division of Corporations records show. Its president, the county application says, is Jerry Cybalski.

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are also effective along with gold and silver spoons. A live shrimp under a popping cork is a time-proven technique for catching “specks” on the West Coast of Florida. Snook will migrate from the beaches back into the bays. Both passes will be great spots to fish, especially on afternoon outgoing tides. The bars and mangrove shorelines along Siesta Key are prime spots as the fish move towards their fall feeding areas. Artificial baits will allow anglers to cover more water, while a well full of pilchards practically guarantees success. Redfish, large speckled trout, jack

President’s Column PROPOSED CHANGE IN ENTRANCE/EXIT TIMES Irwin Starr, President of the Eagles Point Villas, has proposed a change in the contractors’ entrance and exit times. Please see associated article by Irwin. This issue will be on the September LMA Board Meeting agenda. LMA POLICIES Over the years LMA has developed a number of policies related to its responsibilities. From time to time they have been included in a Board (policy) Manual. LMA is now

crevelle, and mangrove snapper may also be encountered while pursuing the mighty snook. Lighted docks and bridges are snook magnets and will provide great action for anglers looking to catch fish and escape the summer sun. Live and artificial shrimp free lined in the tide are deadly, as are small white flies. Surf fishing off the Siesta Key beaches should be good for snook, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, pompano, and other species. Point of Rocks is the best spot as there is a lot of fish-holding structure, but any stretch of beach is likely to produce. Live bait such as shrimp and small bait fish works great. A #1 live bait hook with a short piece of leader and a split shot is the preferred rig. Spoons, plugs, and jigs are also effective baits in the surf. The rocks and bridges in Big Pass will be excellent spots to target mangrove snapper this month. These tasty saltwater panfish will be migrating out of the bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Slack tides are the best times to drop a live shrimp or bait fish along the structure. Don’t be surprised if a big snook intercepts a bait meant for a mang!

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assembling all of these policies and plans to readopt them for an updated Board Manual. Below is a list of the policies and if you would like a copy of any of them please contact our property manager George Niel at george@argusmgmt.com. Code of Ethics; Collection of Bad Debt; Conflict of Interest; Document Retention and Destruction; Expenditure Approval Guidelines; Golf Cart Policy; Greenfield Distinguished Service Award; Outside Group Refreshments at LMA Functions; Reserve Accounting Policy; Traffic and Vehicle Regulations;

Whistle Blower. STORMS We’ve been fortunate with the absence of storms so far this summer. Last year the El Nino was credited with inhibiting the formation of hurricanes. Maybe this year the wind shear from the presidential race deserves credit! Cheers Larry P. S. Be sure to see Al Weeks article on page 22 about the Electoral College. Most informative.

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JULY TRAFFIC REPORT

Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety There were a total of 50 incidents for the month of July 2016. They are as follows: • 1 Drowning Reported Subject found unresponsive at LRC pool. Sarasota County Fire Rescue Responded. • 2 Informational Reports FPL light fount out. FPL advised. Water main break. Sarasota County Utilities advised. • 1 Lock Out Reported Patrol assisted while locksmith was called. • 21 Open Doors Reported 18 Garage doors. 1 Commercial ‘roll away’ door. 1 Pool pump room door. 1 Car door. • 6 Parking Violations Reported 1 Vehicle parked in the grass. 2 Vehicles parking in loading zones overnight. 3 Vehicles parking in roadway overnight. • 3 Patrol Requests 1 Resident request unspecified.

Added area patrols. 1 Unspecified suspicious persons in area. Unable to locate. 1 Reports of contained flame in driveway. Subjects gone on arrival. • 1 Property Damage Report Vehicle impact damage to Main Gate. Maybe related to Vehicle Accident (below). • 1 Public Service Report 1 Vehicle found with interior lights on. Reported to resident • 11 Reckless Driving Reports 10 Unsafe speed reports. 1 Erratic driver report. • 3 Vehicle Accident Reports 2 Vehicle impacts with gate arms. No injuries, no damage. 1 Vehicle impact with Main Gate. Moderate damage to gatehouse.

Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory By Dick Bayles

The annual updating of the directory has begun. Please check your listing in the last issue (as corrected). If you want to change your listing, please contact me as shown below. The following are new owners since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Robert & Sondra Goodman, 5169 Kestral Park Ln, 941-350-7393, 941-350-1860, regoodman67@gmail.com, kaygoodman09@gmail.com • Robin Leist & Kim Long, 1419 Landings Pl • Alan & Karen Ottenheimer, 1630 Starling Dr, 443-721-0026, 410-404-1220 There were no changes to listings last month. 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.

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

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Date 07/16/16 to 08/15/16

Location Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound)

Speed Limit 15

Approximately 268.73 vehicles passed the Speed Sentry each day. This seems to reflect an increased compliance rate for this location based on previous deployments:

Date 07/16/16 to 08/15/16 04/01/14 to 004/30/14 08/01/12 to 08/31/12 02/24/12 to 03/01/12

Location Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound) Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound) Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound) Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound)

Speed Limit 15 15 15 15

Compliant 78.38%

Low Risk 19.14%

Med Risk 2.41%

High Risk 0.07%

Compliant 78.38% 68.35% 62.45% 62.63%

Low Risk 19.14% 25..81% 29.07% 29.51%

Med Risk 2.41% 5.48% 7.24% 6.14%

High Risk 0.07% 0.37% 1.23% 1.72%

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Day

Day

Date

Time

Event

Tuesday

4

8:30am

LMA

Tuesday

4

7pm

Trivia Challenge

Thursday

6

7pm

LMA Board Mtg.

Monday

10

9am

Koffee Klatsch

Tuesday

11

2pm

Eagles Editorial Mtg.

Thursday

13

3pm

Veteran’s Day Committee

Thursday

13

7pm

LHA

Tuesday

18

1:30pm

LRC Board

Tuesday

18

7pm

Trivia Challenge

Thursday

20

2pm

Landings South IV

Thursday

20

4pm

Landings South VII

Eagles Point I

Friday

21

9:30am

Carriage House I

Tuesday

25

9am

Koffee Klatsch

9am

Koffee Klatsch

Tuesday

25

5:30pm

Tree House HOA

5:30pm

Tree House HOA

Thursday

27

4pm

Eagles Point I

Date

Time

Event

Thursday

1

7pm

LMA Board Mtg.

Tuesday

6

8:30am

LMA

Tuesday

6

7pm

Trivia Challenge

Thursday

8

7pm

LHA

Monday

12

9am

Koffee Klatsch

Tuesday

13

2pm

Eagles Editorial Mtg.

Thursday

15

2pm

Landings South IV

Thursday

15

3pm

Veteran’s Day Committee

Thursday

15

4pm

Landings South VII

Tuesday

20

1:30pm

LRC Board

Tuesday

20

7pm

Trivia Challenge

Thursday

22

4pm

Tuesday

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Tuesday

27

Bridge Exercise with Verna Mah Jong Class Ping Pong

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Regularly Scheduled Items Mondays Tuesdays & Saturdays Thursdays Wednesdays

THE LANDINGS EAGLE September 2016

6:30pm 9am 9:30am 10am

Tai Chi Water Aerobics Yoga Zumba Gold

Regularly Scheduled Items Thursdays Thursdays Mondays & Wednesdays Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:30am 10:30am 8:15am 8:30am


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&

Judy Tara

Greene

Lamb

Your Landings

Resident Real Estate Team

Landings Real Estate Database Address

Price

BR

BA

665,000

3

2

½ BA

HOMES FOR SALE

4696 PINE HARRIER DR

2

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

CURRENTLY ACTIVE

5169 KESTRAL PARK LN.

700,000

3

4

1

5167 KESTRAL PARK LN.

644,000

4

3

0

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

5430 EAGLES PT. CIR #203

899,000

3

4

1

5450 EAGLES PT. CIR #105

539,000

3

2

0

1498 LANDINGS LAKE DR

445,000

3

2

1

1712 STARLING DR.

315,000

2

2

0

CONDOS FOR SALE

5430 EAGLES POINT CIRCLE #201 • $629,000

5430 EAGLES POINT CIR #203 • $899,000

1498 LANDINGS LAKE DR • $445,000

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

5430 EAGLES PT. CIR #201

519,000

3

2

1

5059 KESTRAL PARK DR

335,000

2

2

0

5440 EAGLES PT. CIR #101

550,000

3

2

1

1419 LANDINGS PL

430,000

3

2

1

5400 EAGLES PT. CIR #405

350,000

2

2

0

5241 HERON WAY

320,000

2

2

0

5277 HERON WAY

320,000

3

2

0

5276 HERON WAY

302,000

2

2

0

5408 EAGLES PT. CIR #103

290,000

3

2

0

1630 STARLING DR.

235,000

2

2

0

CONDOS SOLD

4696 PINE HARRIER DR • $665,000 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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THE LANDINGS EAGLE September 2016

Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending Aug. 19, 2016. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

5100 Ocean Boulevard • Sarasota, FL 34242

Landings Eagle - September 2016  

The Landing Eagle serves residents of The Landings, Sarasota, FL 34231 with key information about the area.

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