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+ DWB to hold grand re-opening event Designing Women Boutique is holding an official grand re-opening 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. The store expanded its retail space and will now be able to showcase a large collection of fine jewelry, due to the successful estate liquidation business established under the Designing Women banner, as well as a space for the new home accessory and furniture display. The store has also acquired more than 70 new gowns and cocktail dresses, and the sale room will be holding a clearance sale of high-quality items. The boutique is located at 1226 N. Tamiami Trail at 13th Street. For more information, call 366-5293.
+ Johnson selected for YMCA award Former Sen. Bob Johnson was selected as the 2012 YMCA First Citizen. The award is given annually to someone who contributes to the community and lives out the missions of the Sarasota YMCA. Johnson Johnson was a member of the state Senate, for which he created the Y Runaway Shelter; he is also a member of the Y Metro Board. He will be honored at the Y Foundation’s annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon Nov. 16. “It’s virtually impossible to look in any direction in Sarasota County, be it the arts, education or human services, and not see the influence of Bob’s efforts,” said Y Foundation President Karin Gustafson in a prepared statement.
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by Kurt Schultheis | City Editor
Ministerial association plans homeless feeding meetings
The Sarasota Ministerial Association will hold discussions this fall with all groups involved in the controversial homeless feedings at Selby Five Points Park.
The Sarasota Ministerial Association has approached city officials, because it wants to become a facilitator among Selby Five Points Park area residents, business leaders and groups feeding the homeless in the park. Sarasota Ministerial Association President and Goodwill Industries of Sarasota Chaplain Tom Pfaff told the Sarasota Observer
his organization would hold two separate, independent meetings this fall to address the issue. One meeting will be held with city residents and merchants to address how the homeless feedings in the park have disrupted the community. The other meeting will be held with area churches and associations that have held feedings in the park.
Downtown residents object to the large number of homeless who loiter in the park after the feedings, saying the homeless begin drinking, doing drugs, fighting and panhandling. Pfaff noted that in 2001, the Sarasota Ministerial Association was formed to address concerns residents and business owners had with groups feeding the
homeless in their community. “We were able to bring together both the merchants and providers of food,” Pfaff said. “Just like then, this is an opportunity for everyone to talk about the best way to have the downtown thrive while caring for the community at the same time.”
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by Kurt Schultheis | City Editor
Downtown hotels in the works Two potential parcels for Sarasota hotels lie in the downtown core, both near Main Street. The best bet for a downtown hotel still lies with a sliver of cityowned property on North Palm and Cocoanut avenues. The city of Sarasota continues to work to bring a hotel to the 40,000-square-foot piece of land it owns next to the Palm Avenue parking garage. Chief planner Steve Stancel told the Sarasota Observer the Neighborhood and Development Services Department hopes to finalize by the end of the month an “invitation to negotiate” with potential hotel developers. Once it’s complete, city staff can begin looking at proposals on an individual basis and negotiate the terms of bringing a hotel to a site that permits a 10-story hotel. In the meantime, the city has surveyed the property; a recent appraisal came back at $3.5 million. “It’s a goal of the city to have a working hotel right in the urban core,” Stancel said. “This makes for a good site because it’s a block-and-a-half from the waterfront and a block from Main Street. It’s an attractive site for a hotel developer.” General negotiation parameters, Stancel said, include a willingness to put a hotel on the site,
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the mandatory use of the adjacent parking garage and the purchase of the land from the city. “We anticipate several inquiries that meet those basic requirements,” Stancel said.
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Pfaff approached Mayor Suzanne Atwell and City Manager Bob Bartolotta in July to discuss the concept. It’s the goal of the Sarasota Ministerial Association to report back to the Sarasota City Commission by the end of the year with its findings. “Of course, we have a heart for the caring of anyone in need, but we also want merchants to thrive and the residents to enjoy the beauty we have here in this city,” Pfaff said. “We clearly have resources to help the homeless in an organized way that doesn’t create collateral damage.” One of the topics that could be discussed at the meetings with both groups File photo is whether it’s necessary to continue The group Food Not Bombs gives homeless people free food in Selby Five Points Park in this photo taken in April 2009. feedings in the park. “There are those that think they should open up shop there and feed the “They really just want to be a facilihomeless and there are those that think tator and bring the sides together in a we should be supporting local shelters meaningful way,” he said. “They have in the area that already feed the home- no agenda except to bring the divergent March 28 — A petition drive led less,” Pfaff said. opinions together. That’s a good thing.” by Phil Grande urges the modiSandy Gallagher, manager of St. MarMore than 100 downtown residents fication of a city ordinance that tha Catholic Church’s Bethesda House, have signed a petition asking the city to allows groups of up to 75 people said an argument could be made that change the ordinance requiring a perto gather on city property without enough places already exist where the mit when more than 75 people gather in obtaining a special permit. homeless can be fed downtown. a public park; they want that limit lowMay 19 — The city approves the “For instance, people can eat break- ered to 12 people. removal of five benches in Selby fast, lunch and dinner at the Salvation At the recommendation of City AttorFive Points Park. Army every day,” Gallagher said. “A dis- ney Bob Fournier, the commission will cussion needs to be had about where not change the ordinance until city staff May 23 — Two-dozen demonstradowntown should put its focus on can put together sufficient documentators protest the removal of the homeless feedings.” tion so the commission can determine benches. City leaders say they were happy to what changing the law would solve. discuss the issue with the Sarasota MinJune — City approves a tobacco Fournier advised that city staff collect isterial Association, that they welcome facts on all alleged activities, so it will ban at all city parks. the group’s involvement with open have supportive material if a new ordiJune 20 — Tempers flare over arms. nance is challenged in court. the feedings issue at a City “The goal is to get Five Points resiIn the meantime, the city has already Commission meeting. dents and business owners involved,” removed six benches from the park, beAtwell said. “Holding faith-based meet- cause residents had complained that July 11, July 12 and July 15 — ings about how to work together is a the benches attracted transients and Grande organized bus rides for the great way to begin moving in the proper panhandlers and allowed them to mass homeless to be fed in front of Vice direction.” in that setting, intimidating some resiMayor Terry Turner's home. Bartolotta agreed. dents and tourists.
reviewed the letters of intent in February and instructed staff to create the invitation to negotiate process. Once staff completes its negotiation process with prospective developers, it will make a recommendation to the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board before the commission reviews the staff’s selection. Another potential hotel site downtown that’s still in the works is Kress International Plaza owner Harry Walia’s plans to build a hotel on the corner of Main Street and Pineapple Avenue. City planner Courtney Mendez, however, said the application is more than 1 year old and has not been recommended by city staff, because Walia wants the hotel to be 180 feet taller than the city’s 10-story height maximum. The planning board has upheld the city’s recommendation, and Walia has appealed the decision. The commission will review the application in September. Other sites that have been discussed for a hotel are part of the Pineapple Square project and the future State Street parking garage. “Anything is possible with the State Street garage site, which will have retail on the bottom floor and some sort of active use on the second floor,” Stancel said. The city issued a request this week for proposals to begin soliciting a design build team for the State Street garage, which allows the city to also begin discussions with potential garage retail tenants. Although there has already been a discussion held about a year-round farmers market and a CVS Pharmacy at the garage site, Stancel said the city has not been approached by a hotel developer for that site. Other sites that have been discussed in the past for a hotel site include a lot at Cocoanut Avenue and U.S. 41, the site of the former Quay and the Bank of America site at Main Street and Orange Avenue. But those sites have no current interest, and some former hotel site plans have since expired. “It appears the ideal spot for a hotel in downtown is near Main Street,” Stancel said.
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by Kurt Schultheis | City Editor
DID refocuses marketing efforts
by Robin Roy | County Editor
The Downtown Improvement District, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau and other organizations discussed pooling their resources for maximum impact. The Downtown Improvement District never has tracked results from its expenditures of marketing dollars, DID Operations Manager John Moran said during a Tuesday workshop at City Hall. “That’s the reason we are here,” Moran told city leaders and representatives of community partnerships attending the session. “We are trying to get smarter about this.” DID Chairman Ernie Ritz said district officials are not prepared to dole out more money to market the city until they’re sure they’re getting the most out of their money. In years past, Ritz said, the DID has given as much as $80,000 to the Downtown Sarasota Alliance for marketing purposes.
“But we have less money to give out this year because of the economy, and we want to make sure we are leveraging our money correctly,” Ritz said. Therefore, instead of holding a meeting this week to allocate marketing dollars, Ritz and Moran scheduled the workshop to discuss ways to maximize marketing efforts. Moran also suggested the DID needs to start focusing its downtown marketing dollars on year-round programs. “In the past, we have spent all our marketing dollars for three months of the holiday season and have nothing left for the rest of the year,” Moran said. Representatives of the Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association, Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA),
Sarasota Farmers Market and others pledged assistance. DSA Chairwoman Eileen Hampshire noted that her organization spent $18,000 last year on advertising, but she said it would be more appropriate for the groups to pool their resources. “For instance, we spend money to make a map of downtown and so do other organizations,” Hampshire said. “Why don’t we think of pooling that money together to make one spectacular map for downtown?” Virginia Haley, president of the Sarasota County Convention and Visitors Bureau, explained that because the SCVB has a $4 million budget, she could work with groups to market the downtown area more effectively. “With Siesta Key Beach be-
ing ranked No. 1 this year, we are hot right now,” Haley said. “This is the right time to market our community.” Ritz said he was glad to hear of the interest in joint downtown marketing plans, which could lead to more efficiency in spending. “We are all doing really good things to advertise our city,” Ritz said. “But we are all doing it without the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing.” The DID members agreed to meet again at the end of the month to discuss future collaborations, with the goal of the DID allocating $60,000 in marketing funds by the time its new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. “The goal is to become an A-plus marketing task force,” Ritz said.
by Robin Roy | County Editor
Jay Patel, president of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership, owns the Regency Inn and Suites, and he hopes to attract other business owners to North Tamiami Trail.
North Trail pushes for economic leader The County Commission pledged $40,000 toward hiring a North Trail economic-development coordinator.
Jonathan Freed’s electric cars have been running customers up and down Siesta Key for about a year. Jonny’s Free Beach Rides’ six-seaters are just that — free to ride.
Public-transportation plan demands no subsidizing The operator of a free, electric-car transportation service on Siesta Key wants to bring his business to downtown Sarasota and carry passengers up and down Main Street for free. City and county officials have discussed the possibility of creating a public-transportation circulator system, either a bus or trolley, to ferry people to various attractions and businesses in downtown Sarasota. Each plan would cost the city millions. But a new player is beginning to make the rounds at City Hall, pushing a publictransportation plan that would be free for riders and would not cost taxpayers a dime. For the past year, Jonathan Freed, with business partner Brenda Anderton, has been running a free transportation service on Siesta Key called
Jonny’s Free Beach Rides. The company’s six-passenger electric cars run up and down the Key from The Old Salty Dog restaurant in the Village south to Turtles restaurant. Freed’s service has become quite popular. “We’ve gone 22,500 miles in just under a year,” he said. His drivers pay to drive the vehicles, similar to the manner in which a hairdresser rents a chair in a salon; the drivers make their money in tips. The business doesn’t charge customers for the rides. It earns its income by charging businesses to place advertisements on the cars. The same business model
is being proposed for downtown Sarasota. John Moran, operations manager for the Downtown Improvement District, is a big believer in the concept. He is facilitating meetings with the city’s top brass. “There are 85 potential stops on Main Street, from Marina Jack to Kane’s Plaza,” said Moran. The plan calls for six to eight electric vehicles running simultaneously — three going east and three going west. A passenger’s wait time would be about four minutes. Freed met individually with city commissioners Aug. 4. His plan will get its first public airing during the
CROSSROADS Jonathan Freed’s electric cars are street-legal and can be used on roads that accept speeds up to 35 mph. The cars themselves top out at 25 mph. The plan is for the cars to operate the length of Main Street, which would have them crossing U.S. 301 and U.S. 41, both posted for speeds exceeding 35 mph. The law states that low-speed vehicles, such as Freed’s, are allowed to legally cross roads that have speed limits higher than 35 mph. Freed is proposing that he store and charge his vehicles in the Palm Avenue parking garage, which has electric-car charging ports.
Aug. 15 City Commission meeting, when commissioners will decide whether to include low-speed vehicles, such as Freed’s, in the pedicab ordinance, a necessary step in the process.
The North Trail Redevelopment Partnership believes it has a plan in place to transform the North Trail into a thriving business district. It has already convinced the County Commission of that, and now it will try to do the same before the City Commission. Jay Patel, president of the NTRP, will urge city commissioners Aug. 15, to contribute $40,000 toward the hiring of a North Trail economic-development coordinator. Two weeks ago, county commissioners approved a contribution of $40,000 for that purpose, contingent upon the City Commission and the NTRP also pitching in the same amount. “Nothing like this has been approached before,” said Patel. “(The job) is very important for North Trail.” Patel said the NTRP has more than half of its $40,000 committed, and he is actively seeking more contributions from other North Trail business owners. The main goal of the new economicdevelopment coordinator will be business recruitment. NTRP leaders hope the position will be filled by the end of the year. “We want businesses to relocate on the Trail,” Patel said. “We have a lot of vacancies in terms of buildings and land.” Former City Commission candidate Richard Dorfman has been pushing for North Trail redevelopment and supports hiring a coordinator who would concentrate solely to that purpose. “For the first time, all stakeholders on the North Trail have the opportunity to be represented by a dedicated, economic development coordinator whose singular focus will be on commercial growth for the betterment of the entire North Sarasota community,” Dorfman said. “New business means job creation and economic opportunity.” To help attract new businesses, the NTRP expects to conduct a full demographic study of the North Trail and develop sales materials based on the findings. A website dedicated to the commercial opportunities in the area will also be created. “If redevelopment is going to happen, the time is now,” said Patel.
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+ Bartolotta investigates office hours routine City Manager Bob Bartolotta hasn’t started office hours yet. At an informal meeting of the Sarasota City Commission last month, commissioners agreed with a concept proposed by Vice Mayor Terry Turner to create weekly office hours for Bartolotta that will be open to the public. The decision was made after Turner explained that a meeting he held with members of the Gulf Coast Business Exchange left him with the impression that changes need to be made to the city’s building division and its permitting process. But, first, Bartolotta wants to set up a meeting with the Gulf Coast Business Exchange and the city of St. Petersburg to investigate how the process has worked.
+ Dolphin Tower units depreciating in value A downtown Sarasota condominium complex that has a faulty concrete
for a unit in July, 65% less than its $99,400 purchase price in May 1998. Unit owners were recently told they have to pay $8.2 million to repair a cracked concrete slab that acts as a main support beam. The condominium’s insurance company has denied its claim to repair the slab.
Community Alliance Steering Committee — 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, School Board Brown Awning Building, A/B Conference Room, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota
+ City of Sarasota to host free lobbying workshop
City Commission Regular Meeting — 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota.
Arlington Park Neighborhood Association — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota
slab led to units in the 117-unit Dolphin Towers building being sold in July for less than half of what previous owners paid. Orchard Park, N.Y.,-based Sarasota Equity Enterprises LLC bought two units for a total of $95,000, or 86% less than what its former owners paid. And Mahi Towers LLC paid $35,000
The city of Sarasota will host a free training session concerning lobbying for public officials from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the commission chambers at City Hall, 1565 First St. The Florida League of Cities will present the free workshop session. The course, designed for elected officials, local government administrative personnel and ManaSota League exofficio and associate members, will focus on how to effectively lobby on behalf of local government and the ManaSota League of Cities. Three professional lobbyists will provide advice and instruction about
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by Robin Roy | County Editor From left, Mark Huey, CEO of the Economic Development Corp.; Allan Lane, economic-development manager for North Port; Randy Welker, economicdevelopment coordinator for the city of Sarasota; and Allen Carlson, CEO of Sun Hydraulics.
Public-art coordinator Virginia Hoffman presented a new interactive public-art project to the Public Art Committee Wednesday. “We have two committees right now,” Haborak said. “One of the committee and one of another person (Hoffman). There are too many cooks in the kitchen right now.” Smith defended Hoffman and her position. “Virginia was tasked by my office to research this project,” Smith said. “It’s simply a proposal and the (Sarasota Observer) article reflects that.” Both Smith and Hoffman urged the board to approve the project. “This will raise the bar in public art for this community,” Smith said. Haborak asked for a motion to table the discussion until the artwork selections were finalized. “To simply just agree to something now with public money isn’t right,” Haborak said. Committee member Trulee Jameson also expressed concern. “I’m concerned about approving this before we know what we are branding for our city,” Jameson said. The board, by a 3-2 vote, agreed to approve a motion to support the publicart project with a budget up to $55,000. As part of the motion, Jameson will be appointed to the project’s steering committee to work closely with the formation of the project. The Sarasota City Commission has the final say on the project’s approval. Mayor Suzanne Atwell, who attended the meeting, voiced her approval of the project. “We need something interactive to draw people downtown,” Atwell said.
Business experts: Get the government out of the way Three of Sarasota County’s top economic-development officials and a local CEO have provided a roadmap for the county’s economic recovery. Asked how best to revitalize Sarasota County’s economy, the area’s top economic-development officials responded with two predominate themes — getting government out of the way and fostering teamwork among communities. “A lot of people have the misconception that it’s the government’s job to create jobs,” said Allan Lane, economic-development manager for North Port. “That is not the case.” Lane was part of a panel at the Aug. 4 Sarasota Tiger Bay luncheon, during which the local economy was the primary topic. The other panelists were Mark Huey, CEO of the Economic Development Corp.; Randy Welker, economic-development coordinator for the city of Sarasota; and Allen Carlson, CEO of Sun Hydraulics. The panelists agreed that government’s
role should be to provide an environment in which business can thrive. “Let free enterprise and capitalism work,” said Carlson. Government needs to make the business climate attractive to a company looking to move, Lane said. “Give (the business) something it needs,” he added. All municipalities and areas in Sarasota County need to work together to ensure the economy rebounds, Huey remarked. “There is not one organization that makes economic development succeed for a community,” he said. “It’s a team sport.” Lane concurred. “Regionalism is important,” he said. “If Sarasota has an amenity (attracting a new business) that we don’t have, that’s fine, because North Port residents will have a chance to get those new jobs.”
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Public-art coordinator Virginia Hoffman and Dr. Clifford Smith, who oversees the Public Art Committee, officially proposed Wednesday a new $55,000 interactive public-art project along Main Street that could take more than a year to complete. The project calls for nine bronze sculptures to be made and placed along Main Street. The art project, which would be owned by the city, could mimic a popular art-project concept in downtown Greenville, S.C., called “Mice on Main,” which allows adults and children to walk the streets of downtown and find sculptures of mice in unique places. But board member George Haborak opened the discussion on the new project by expressing concern with an article published in the Aug. 4 edition of the Sarasota Observer, in which Hoffman discussed the project before it came before the board for discussion. Hoffman, however, told the board the project has been discussed openly for months. Members of the committee also expressed disappointment that none of them was invited on a recent rip to Greenville, taken by some art committee members and public officials, to see the sculptures there. “We haven’t even talked about this project yet,” Haborak said. “How can we already be planning this when the Public Art Committee hasn’t even reviewed it?” Haborak questioned the role of the public-art coordinator and said it was reducing the committee’s duties.
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Value of bay already known Sarasota Bay is part of what makes Sarasota, Sarasota. It contains two of our three coastlines, is lined with beautiful homes and natural habitat and is enjoyed by kayakers, boaters, Jet Skiers, fishermen and many more. It is an enormous asset and, as such, needs protection from inadvertent damage. After suffering pollution problems during early community growth, the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program was created in 1989 through an act of Congress, literally, to improve water quality, increase habitat and generally enhance the natural resource of the bay for public enjoyment and asset protection. The bay has such collective value that there is a role for a quasi-governmental organization such as the Bay Estuary Program to be overseeing its health. Now the Bay Estuary Program has commissioned the first-ever economic value study of Sarasota Bay. Paul Hindsley, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, will be paid $21,000 to study the economic value of the bay during the next year. “The decision to do an economic-value
study of Sarasota Bay is timely given its importance to our region,” said Mark Alderson, SBEP director. “This is the first major economic study focused on the key assets associated with Sarasota Bay.” This is where things get a little worrisome. The purpose of this study is to give economic credence to the Bay Estuary Program’s future requests for public funding. No longer will it be that seagrasses are dwindling and algae blooms are blooming and so (fill in government body) should provide funding to expand sea grasses and limit algae. Instead, or in addition to the environmental sway, the argument will be that the bay is an economic asset worth a bazillion dollars and so how can (fill in government body) not be willing to fork over a few hundred thousand dollars to grow seagrass and prevent algae blooms? We can’t risk our bazilliondollar asset! It will be an extra level of arm-twisting to leverage the most public money possible for the bay. Such studies, we have seen, can be notoriously padded with assumptions on economic spin-offs, dollar multipliers and so on (see baseball spring training economic impact
studies). A similar study of the Indian River National Estuary Program in 2007 found a value there of $3.7 billion — whatever that means. After all, that body of water, like Sarasota Bay, could not be bought privately. The happy truth of the matter is Sarasota Bay has been getting steadily cleaner and healthier for decades. In 2010, the Bay Estuary Program’s annual report found that there has been a 64% reduction in nitrogen pollution since 1988, which has contributed to a 24% increase in seagrass coverage, the re-establishment of bay scallops and new oyster colonization. Of course, part of this success — perhaps a large part — must be attributed to Sarasota County’s large-scale replacement of septic tanks with central sewer systems in the lowlying Phillippi Creek watershed. That has reduced fecal pollution and other wastewater contaminants considerably at the south end of Sarasota Bay. Further, the county has enacted stricter fertilizer laws to reduce nitrogen runoff into the bay. Elected officials need to recognize the purpose of this number when asked for future public funds from the Bay Estuary Program.
Government debt is a moral failure The moral compass for the majority of our political leadership in both parties is what is right for re-election, not the country’s future. The budget deal last week that averted a possible default by the federal government completely dodged the underlying monster that must be slain before it slays us. We have been living beyond our means for a long time. Every level of government is bigger than we can afford and still maintain a standard of living beyond Argentina. That reality clearly has not set in, not in Washington, Tallahassee or locally. Florida and her cities and counties must balance their budget ROD every year, so pushing THOMSON off tough decisions is not an option. Yet even in an economy that in reality is in a fouryear recession, Manatee County schools increased their taxes, and Manatee County jacked up impact fees and has tentatively approved a property tax increase. State College of Florida increased tuition 8% to cover spiraling expenses, yet planned to buy a $71,000 Cadillac SUV for officials (replacing a 2008 Lexus), that is, until the Bradenton Herald outed them. Gov. Rick Scott is trying to ratchet down
state government but meeting resistance at every level and from every party, including his own. His success so far has been limited, but is a start. Washington, D.C., however, is rapidly destroying our children’s hopes for prosperity, because the compass for the majority of politicians in both parties points toward what is right for the next election, not right for the future of the United States. The numbers tell the story, and they are not the numbers you read about. The media always tend to tell the horse-race story, who is winning and the he-said-she-said of the moment, without providing ongoing factual context that could change the minds of Americans. As a result, more and more Americans simply get frustrated and call down a pox on both parties. The $14.3 trillion debt ($14.4 trillion, $14.5 trillion, depending on what day you read this) is the one looking in the rearview mirror, the one already outstanding to creditors, the one yet to be paid off. All last week’s deal did was lift the cap to borrow more from our children to pay today’s bills, not the debt. The cuts are incredibly tiny, and somehow you just know Congress will find a way to slither out of them. The institution containing our U.S. senators and representatives is incapable of controlling itself.
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The real debt is what we have by law promised to pay in the future minus the revenues we expect in the future. Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff put that number at $211 trillion. It is called the fiscal gap, the net present value of all future expenses minus all future revenue. That $211 trillion was not on the table in these debates, because it includes the enormous financial and political liabilities of Social Security and Medicare payments. That means senior citizens. Senior citizens are organized, and they vote. Re-election trumps future hopes. Moral failure. There are three ways to deal with the fiscal gap between future revenues and expenses: Raise revenues, cut spending or a combination of both. • Raising revenues. Theoretically this could be accomplished through economic growth. Unfortunately, economic growth is included in Kotlikoff’s assumptions already. So that gap exists with economic growth. The other revenue source is to increase taxes. The brazenly political way to do that is increase taxes on the rich — the majority voting to take from the minority — who already pay far more than their fair share. The top 1% of income earners pay nearly 40% of all income taxes. But beyond that, there just aren’t enough rich with enough money to make a dent in the gap. According to the IRS, about 2% of U.S. households have an income of $250,000 and above. If Congress taxes 100% of in-
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come above that, it would raise $1.4 trillion. One time. People don’t work for free. Spurious tax increases on corporate jets and yachts would raise laughably paltry amounts, if anything, and hurt workers in those industries as a luxury tax did in the 1990s. That is heinous politicking to the ignorant. Immoral. Corporate taxes are already some of the highest in the Western world. But if we took 100% of all the profits of the Fortune 500 companies, we would raise $400 billion. One time. Companies don’t work for free, either. Without ever making the argument that tax increases hurt economic growth, which itself is an economic truism on which both parties largely agree, it becomes obvious that increasing taxes on the rich will not close the gap in any appreciable way. It only helps re-election chances. Moral failure. There is only one place to get the kinds of money that the taxincreasers want. The middle class. En masse, that is where most of the country’s wealth is. And even the most fervent tax-raiser will not propose broad middle-class tax hikes because that is a sure method to losing re-election. There is no way to slice it. Revenues cannot solve the fiscal gap. • Cutting spending. This is the heart of the matter. To win political points and the next election, Congress and presidents from both parties have for decades promised huge entitlements they have not funded. Entitlements they cannot fund because they are simply too big. The problem here is moral, also. And not just in Congress but among
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Dear Editor: I notice news and opinion items almost daily in our city’s daily newspaper on why and by how much Gov. Rick Scott’s popularity ratings are falling, but I also notice in that newspaper a virtual total blackout on why and by how much President Barack Obama’s popularity has taken a precipitous fall. I think it is worthy of being reported in all the media that by now a whopping 63% of Americans disapprove of his policies, particularly public debt and health care. They believe the country is on the wrong track. Meanwhile, in other media, especially in national financial newspapers, I read that Gov. Scott’s fiscal and employment measures introduced since his election have been quite successful compared to most other governors. Bold measures have brought excessive, wasteful spending under control. Fiscal deficits are being turned into surpluses. Unemployment has been brought down in Florida. Perhaps our governor is unpopular with those large numbers of public sector employees, labor unions such as teachers and others who dislike seeing their habitual living high off the hog at the taxpayers’ expense now being checked by Gov. Scott. The readers of our hometown newspapers deserve to be told by all of them what our politicians are doing right, or wrong, instead of one newspaper selectively printing ad nauseam on the negatives of a candidate the paper had not endorsed editorially, while hardly informing on the negatives of another candidate it did endorse. Nick Catsakis Sarasota
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Dear Editor: On the editorial page of the Aug. 4 issue of the Sarasota Observer, you printed a comment about the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre’s application to convert to a nonprofit theater. Since 1971, this theater has resisted turning non-profit, despite advice from a number of knowledgeable theater professionals to take the non-profit route. Since then, the handful of theaters, which then existed in Sarasota, has grown to many more theaters, every one of which is non-profit. The Golden Apple alone has struggled on as (quite inaccurately) being a “for profit” theater. At Sarasota’s non-profit theaters before almost every performance, the audience is told that “the first act,” or anywhere from 40% to 50% of tickets sales, covers the cost of the production they are about to see. This is not idle talk. To speak of “paying 35% tax rates on profits” is completely unrealistic and inaccurate referring to the Golden Apple. The application for non-profit status is an attempt at survival. Being able to pay for the second act by having the ability to request donations and apply for grants is vitally necessary to make the theater’s survival possible. For the 40 years of its existence, the Golden Apple has served this community in numerous ways. It has helped other theaters with props, scenery, costumes and made the theater space available during community events. It has provided employment not only to performers but to a staff, some of whom have been working at the Golden Apple for more than 30 years. The Golden Apple “family” encompasses not only the Turoff family but actors, musicians, office personnel, etc. My hope is that before long the Observer Group will print an editorial in support of the Golden Apple and all it has done for the local community in the past and help its survival into the future. Eva T. Slane Sarasota
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Recycling as religion Every week in Sarasota a green army fans out to pick up “recyclables.” Most residents never question the appropriateness of such an undertaking and work diligently to support the war against waste. The cult of saving trash — paper, plastic and glass — has become religion in our culture, the faithful assuming waste is bad so recycling has to be good. Unfortunately, environmentalists who blindly follow conventional wisdom in order to feel good about themselves do not think about the costs of their moral adventures. Let’s take a look at the county’s recycling program. In 2010, Sarasota made slightly more than $1 million selling the recyclables you donated at Kalahar the curb in those fancy red and blue bins. Unfortunately, it spent $8.65 million in tax dollars on recycling. In a lame attempt to command the market, the recycling program, guided by 52 pages of regulations, increased collection rates, mandated residents to divide their trash or be fined, was more destructive of scarce resources and resulted in a loss of at least $7.5 million for the county. By any measure, that’s government waste at its finest. By these accounts, Sarasota’s public enemy No. 1 is not a murderer; it’s an empty milk jug. There’s nothing wrong with recycling when it’s approached from a perspective of sound economics. People recycle all sorts of stuff that takes a large degree of labor, time and resources to produce, such as cars, homes and pianos, without even thinking twice about it. Why? Because the free market, incentives and voluntary exchange guide scarce resources
to their most valuable uses. If it is profitable and efficient to recycle a resource, rest assured it was economized by the private sector long ago. Hypocritically, however, to the “green demigods,” only when an individual is forced to do so by government compulsion or political correctness is he said to be engaged in recycling. If the county is bent on tithing to Mother Earth, it should focus on aluminum with direct payment drop-off centers for residents. Profit-driven mechanisms for the collection of aluminum cans emerged without government mandates long ago because recycling drink cans requires 10% less energy than transforming bauxite into aluminum. Other compassionate reasons to recycle also don’t stand up to research. • We are running out of landfill space. The U.S. has more landfill capacity then ever before. A landfill that would hold all of America’s garbage for the next 100 years would be only about 10 miles long on a side. Ironically, 40% of the recyclable waste is not of suitable quality so it ends up in the landfill anyway, while “good?” recyclables are often piled to the
ceiling in warehouses with no market for sale. • Trash is harmful to our health and environment. Today landfills pose absolutely no hazard to the environment, employ hundreds of workers and can produce electricity. The EPA says risks from modern landfills are virtually nonexistent and can be expected to cause only 5.7 cancer-related deaths over the next 300 years. Naturally occurring carcinogens found in fruits and vegetables are more dangerous to humans than modern landfills. • We’re running out of trees and other raw materials. The total area of forestland in the U.S. is all but the same as it was 75 years ago, while tree density per acre has increased dramatically. Three million acres of trees are planted every year by private landowners, while the amount of new growth that occurs each year in forests exceeds by a factor of 20 the amount of wood and paper that is consumed by the world each year. Since 1845, the average inflationadjusted price of raw materials has fallen more than 50%. R e m e m b e r, price is inversely related to supply. The “running out of” argument becomes nothing more than a mystical sermon, preaching that paper does not grow
on trees and glass is made from diamonds. • Recycling reduces pollution. It’s not clear whether secondary manufacturing (recycling) produces less pollution than primary manufacturing. Simply changing the nature of pollution through recycling does not make pollution any less polluting. • Recycling saves energy. More energy and resources are spent than saved in the process of mandatory recycling. Curbside recycling can double the cost of waste disposal as an entire second fleet of vehicles and manpower using massive amounts of energy, water, capital and labor are used to collect, sort, clean and process the materials. Mandated recycling efforts come at the cost of wasting more resources to actually recycle the product than would be used if recycling did not take place. As such, recycling programs misallocate scarce resources and inhibit economic growth, which lowers our wealth level and standard of living. This is counter to the gospel of “sustainability.” The moral tragedy is that we see recycling and think “good,” but we fail to see are the people whose pain and suffering could have been lessened had the resources been allowed to serve more economically efficient purposes. Recycling abundant resources allows the self-righteous to feel superior while they blindly promote the suffering of others they so piously claim to have compassion for. Maybe it’s time to recycle the way we think about recycling. Amen. Dean Kalahar teaches economics and psychology at Sarasota High School, and has authored three books, including Practical Economics.
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Tip of the iceberg 9:25 a.m. — 1800 block of South Osprey Avenue. Theft. A restaurant manager discovered one of his waitresses was altering customers’ credit-card charges. She would change the amount of the tip, so she would receive more from her customers. In May, she altered seven transactions for $10. In June, she changed 33 charges for $99, and in July, she collected $198 from 31 altered transactions. The woman was fired the day the theft was discovered.
Father doesn’t know best 1:27 p.m. — 1000 block of Azinger Way. Negligent Treatment of a Child. Golf-course employees say a man has been leaving his 9-year-old son unattended in the clubhouse restaurant while he plays golf. An officer saw the boy curled up on some chairs put together and covered with a tablecloth. The father has apparently been doing this three times a week for about a month. Dad told the officer that he leaves the boy in the clubhouse, because he can no longer afford to pay for the boy’s summer camp.
Gun control 5:36 p.m. — Mound Street. Suspicious Incident. Someone spotted a gun lying in the road. An officer arrived and saw it was a toy gun that had since been demolished.
8:47 p.m. — 3600 block of Colorado Street. Vehicle Burglary. A woman was driving through the intersection of Beneva Road and 17th Street, when she saw a minivan traveling recklessly down the road. She called police to report that it was weaving in and out of lanes and even into oncoming traffic. The van almost hit the woman’s car, so she began to follow it. She trailed the driver for more than a mile, until the car stopped in a driveway. The woman parked
On the prowl 1:05 a.m. — 1700 block of Cherokee Drive. Trespassing. Three kids were loitering in a yard. They were running around on the grass and on the porch. The homeowner called police. The boys told officers they were bored, so they decided to see some girls. Of course, everyone knows there’s no better way to attract the opposite sex than running in circles at 1 a.m.
Out of the way! 11:20 a.m. — 100 block of South School Avenue. Dispute. A young man told police he was walking along the road, when a motorcyclist intentionally tried to hit him. The young man’s father immediately got into an argument with the motorcyclist. The rider told police that he was making a U-turn, and didn’t make any contact with anyone. The young man was not injured.
They forgot the floss 4:30 p.m. — 2700 block of South Tamiami Trail. Theft. A dentist’s office had a Tube Dude statue in front of its building. It portrayed a man holding a toothbrush. The dentists arrived at work to discover the Tube Dude was damaged. Surveillance video showed two kids trying to steal the entire statue, not realizing it was cemented to the ground. Instead, they pried loose the toothbrush and took it. Be on the lookout for a kid brushing his teeth with a 2-foot metal brush with a yellow handle and orange bristles.
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By Robin Roy | County Editor
by Robin Roy | County Editor
Trains stalled in neighborhood More than four months after residents were told empty boxcars were to be moved from their neighborhood in a matter of days, they sit in the same place they’ve been since March.
The control tower at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport was built in the early 1980s. “It’s outlived its usefulness,” said airport President and CEO Rick Piccolo.
Sarasota International seeks funding for new control tower With its existing control tower about 30 years old, SRQ Airport is designing a new one. However, problems at the FAA threaten to throw a wrench in those plans. Uncertainty at the Federal Aviation Administration is causing uncertainty at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The airport is in the midst of a $1.2 million design of a new control tower, which will have a total project cost of $16 million to $20 million. Airport President and CEO Rick Piccolo said about two-thirds of the total funding is already in place, but the airport needs the rest from the FAA to build the new tower. “The only issue is the FAA reauthorization,” he said. “But I’m reasonably confident we’ll get the funding.” Congress has yet to fund the FAA, which has put many airport projects on hold throughout the country. The current tower was built in the early
1980s; Piccolo said it needs to be replaced. It’s 85 feet tall and on the extreme northern end of the airport property. It could have line-of-sight issues if the airport moves forward with construction of a new building planned for an aviation-related function, possibly maintenance. A new tower would be about 140 feet tall and would be built closer to the airport’s terminal. The tower’s design is scheduled to be complete next spring. Piccolo said that provides plenty of time for the FAA funding questions to be answered. He hopes to begin work on the new tower shortly after design is complete. Tower construction would take about 18 months.
Two Sarasota communities have been trying unsuccessfully for months to rid themselves of some nuisance neighbors, and despite assurances, it doesn’t appear those neighbors will clear out anytime soon. In March, about two-dozen graffiticovered railroad boxcars rolled to a stop on the tracks between the Alta Vista and Gardens of Ringling Park neighborhoods. The train sat just 20 feet from Shade Avenue between South Pelican Drive and Novus Street. Neighbors began complaining to the city that because some of the boxcars had doors that were open or missing, they were a temptation not only for kids, but also for transients. Some of the open cars revealed pillows, blankets, clothing, food wrappers and beverage containers. City officials contacted the Seminole Gulf Railway to see when the cars may be moving. Harry Neeves, a railway vice president, assured them that the tracks between the two neighborhoods were only being used as a temporary storage area. He wrote March 30 to the city’s neighborhood and development director, Tim Litchet, to tell him that the train would be moving in a couple of weeks. More than four months later, the boxcars have not moved. Alta Vista resident and former City Commission candidate Pete Theisen has been exchanging emails with Neeves, whom Theisen calls “that nasty man from the railroad.” “He keeps saying (Seminole Gulf) will
A line of boxcars stretches from Shade Avenue to the Publix supermarket at Ringling Boulevard and Lime Avenue.
move them,” said Theisen. It’s frustrated City Hall as well. “Seminole Gulf Railway is not what one would call ‘a good corporate citizen,’” said City Commissioner Shannon Snyder. Neeves did not return a call seeking comment. However, the city has no recourse other than to ask the rail company to move the cars. Federal law gives the railroads autonomy from state and local laws. Neeves said private security monitors the boxcars to make sure no illegal activity is happening in them. But that hasn’t done much to reassure neighbors. “There are two dangers,” said Theisen. “One is to kids, and the other is to women and seniors from the derelicts making their home in (the boxcars).”
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+ Sarasota Crew team rows its way to multiple golden victories In July, Sarasota Crew traveled to Indianapolis to participate in the U.S. Club National Championships and brought home four gold medals and one bronze medal. This month, the team traveled to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, to row in the 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, where the team picked up four gold medals. Gold medals were won at the U.S. Club National Championships in the following categories: Men’s Junior B single, rowed by Travis Taaffe; Men’s Junior A quad, rowed by Taaffe, Ryan Anderson, Carson Green and Victor Tarra; and Women’s Intermediate Double and Women’s Senior Double, rowed by Carli Goldberg and Cara Linenkohl. Gold medals were won at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in: Women’s Under 23 Double, rowed by Goldberg and Linenkohl; Men’s Under 17 Single rowed by Taaffe; Women’s Senior Double rowed by Linenkohl and Meghan O’Leary; and Women’s Senior Quad by Goldberg, Anna Kobayashi, O’Leary and Linenkohl.
+ Sarasota Council welcomes new board members in its 33rd year Donald Kayton, of Longboat Key, was elected as the new board president of the Literacy Council of Sarasota. The council is a 33-year non-profit organization that focuses on improving the English skills of adults in Sarasota County. Vice president will be Ted Lindenberg, secretary will be Toni LaMotta, and Charles Gallagher will serve as treasurer. Another addition to the organization is Sarasota Courtesy photo native Shon Ewens, who will serve as Nina Insinna with the council’s new executive director. Donald Kayton
+ Non-profit launches diaper drive The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Inc., a non-profit with a goal to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants and young children, is collecting diapers. An estimated one in three families in Sarasota County is having a hard time providing basic needs for their children. All month, there will be drop-off locations available for unopened diaper packages or cash. For more information and a list of drop-off locations, call education and development coordinator for The Healthy Start Coalition, Ciera Galbraith, at 373-7070, Ext. 303.
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For the past week, all of the students in the FST summer program have brought in spare change to raise money for the Cancer Support Community. So far, they have raised more than $200. Nick hopes they can raise at least $350. “The thing I’m struck by,” Duda said, “is often times we just assume that a topic as heavy as cancer is something we should keep from children to shelter them. But it’s most eye-opening for me, because Nick gave us a really great opportunity to share, open up and take some action so that every child in camp feels better because they’re doing something.”
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Flight Pattern We spent the afternoon at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Its operations supervisor and operations officer shared what goes on behind the scenes at the busy airport.
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Every morning and evening, operations officers such as Mike Schukraf inspect the airfield for debris and potholes and ensure the lighting and signage are functioning properly. The airport recently installed LED lights. It’s 2:30 p.m. Monday, and the airport is quiet. Communications specialist Gerald Noeske is sitting inside the communications hub at SRQ, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, staring at computer screens connected to 80 cameras. The cameras dart left, right and turn in circles to show every activity happening on the grounds. One activity they show is the conveyer belt of suitcases once they are handed over by airline passengers to be loaded on the correct planes. Operations Officer Lionel Guilbert walks through an office area and into a room where two TSA agents are waiting for bags to pass through. The bags make their way down the belt, through the X-ray computer, up a ramp and drop back down onto a baggage belt, before they are scanned and loaded onto a cart that will take them out to the appropriate aircrafts. As Guilbert walks around the outside of the airport, he
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Communications specialist Gerald Noeske keeps watch over the 80 cameras housed at the airport from the Air Communications Center, which is open 24 hours a day.
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A member of the ground control crew directs the pilot toward the gate. Airframe and power-plant mechanic Vess Ploskov removes the panels on an R44 Raven II helicopter that’s due for its annual inspection.
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The three-tiered linear fireplace near one of the three gazebos on the property blazes.
The owners had these concrete blocks especially made for the property. They act as a pathway from one side of the yard to the other.
A bunch of mangoes hangs on one of the many mango trees on the property.
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Organizations unite for lunch meeting Broadway Bar. Theater owner Bob Turoff informed members that it was in their best interest to find a new meeting location, because he did not want them to find themselves without one. “We met at the Golden Apple for 39 years, so this transition is huge for us,” said Dana Keane, Kiwanis Club president. “We are still exploring other options for meeting locations but have been very happy with Broadway Bar so far.”
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‘Scallopalooza’ makes a big splash at SYC Members of the community as well as Sarasota Yacht Club members attended Scallopalooza Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Sarasota Yacht Club. T h e evening included a cocktail hour, dinner and a silent auction to raise money for Sarasota Bay Watch’s scallop restoration project. The importance of scallops was highlighted during the dinner presentation, during which those in attendance learned about the history of coastal waters and new advances in restoration and ecomanagement. Attendees could also sign up for the fourth annual Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search that will take place, Saturday, Aug. 13.
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Beau Ciel condominium sells for $1.2 million Constance Thompkins, trustee, Sarasota, sold the Unit 1004 condominium at 990 Blvd. of the Arts to Bengal Holdings of Florida LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 3,135 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,318,000 in 2003. The following residential real-estate transactions were recorded at the Sarasota County Courthouse between July 25 to July 29. The Beau Ciel condominium sale was one of two sales to top $1 million. In this week’s 18 sales, eight were in Sarasota County, two were in Palmer Ranch, five were in Osprey and two were in Nokomis.
Michael and Christina Howlett, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 1727 Hyde Park St. to Robert and Anne Silverstein, of Sarasota, for $850,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,134 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $694,000 in 2004.
Matthew and Maureen Morris, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5547 Merrimac Drive to Gregory and Elizabeth Grauel, of Sarasota, for $500,000. Built in 1963, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,836 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $270,000 in 2002.
Stan Jones, of Sarasota, sold his home at 7313 Starfish Drive to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for $466,300. Built in 1971, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,964 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2003.
Edward and Sheila Johnston, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1741 Stanford Lane to Dalia Shyevitch, of Sarasota, for
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Unit 1004 at Beau Ciel, 990 Blvd. of the Arts, has two bedrooms, three baths and 3,135 square feet of living area. It sold for $1.2 million.
$460,000. Built in 1969, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,747 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 1989.
David Pierce, of Sarasota, sold his home at 1349 Harbor Drive to Jevon and Donna Holland, of Sarasota, for $415,000. Built in 1949, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,911 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $227,000 in 1994.
The Reluctant Landlord LLC sold the home at 1750 Seminole Drive to Janet Lytle, trustee, for $330,000. Built in 1941, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,332 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $44,500 in 1975.
David Haenel sold his home at 1827 Hibiscus St. to A&B Interests Inc. for $270,000. Built in 1950, it has three bedrooms, one bath and 1,159 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $210,000 in 2009.
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Sabal Palm Bank sold the Unit 1133 condominium at 1064 N. Tamiami Trail to Jonathan Whitney, of Sarasota, for $225,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,551 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $378,900 in 2007.
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Gail and William Firing, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 19 condominium at 3609 Square W. Lane to Michael and Galina Kalmanovich, of Sarasota, for $200,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, twoand-a-half baths and 2,086 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $385,000 in 2005.
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