If you have questions, requests, comments, compliments or concerns about Sarasota County you can connect with us in multiple ways.
Provides live coverage of county/city Commission meetings and work sessions as well as programming about county/city programs and services.
For media inquiries, please call 941-861-NEWS (6397) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The public should call 941-861-5000 for information about any county business. Sarasota County government routinely advises the media of upcoming meetings, events and news.
For information about public records or to make a request, call 941-861-5886 or contact email@example.com.
Updates from the City of Venice
The following addresses are either still under a boil water notice, or without water and will be under a boil water notice when it is restored:
- 1000-1044 (even) Groveland Ave.
- 1009-1045 (odd) Myrtle Ave.
- 315 AND 1040 School St.
- 200 block of San Marco Dr.
Please know the City of Venice Utilities Department is working hard to restore water to your area.
The following City of Venice addresses have had their boil water notices rescinded today, 9/14. Water is safe to use for drinking and cooking at these addresses:
- 712-744 (even) Myrtle Ave.
- 711-745 (odd) Pineland Ave.
- 401 AND 463 S US 41 Bypass
- 111, 211 AND 217 W Airport Ave.
- 1114-1410 (even) Nokomis Ave. S.
- 300 block Shore Rd.
- 304 Beach Rd.
- 800 block Guild Dr.
- 800 block of Golf Dr.
The City of Venice is working with FEMA contractors to get storm debris picked up.
- Bulk pickup of debris is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 20 for City customers.
- Please place any storm-related yard waste in a pile curbside for pickup. Be sure not to pile near fire hydrants or under power lines or trees.
- Solid Waste will also be picking up any storm-related damages of furniture, carpet, appliances, etc.
- It is very important not to mix the piles of materials. The piles must be SEPARATE.
- If the piles have mixed materials, they will NOT be picked up.
- Solid Waste collection of garbage and yard waste in the City of Venice has resumed.
- Have your garbage and yard waste to the curb on your next regular pickup day.
- If possible, yard waste should be bagged, bundled or tied, 40 pound weight limit, with nothing longer than 4 feet (please cut to size).
- A reminder that sandbags are a homeowner's responsibility and Solid Waste will NOT be picking them up.
- Recyclables collection will resume for City residents on Monday, Sept. 18.
- Grace United Methodist Church, 400 Field Ave. E., Venice, is offering a comfort station through Friday, Sept. 15, for those without power or water.
- The church is offering residents an air-conditioned location with water and cellphone charging.
- It is NOT a shelter.
- Need assistance following Hurricane Irma?
- The nonprofit local organization Serve Florida/Tri County, headed up by Jim Foubister, is trying to match up residents in need with services.
- Call 941-223-1771 or 941-716-4102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Venice Pier CLOSED
- The Venice Fishing Pier remains closed to the public.
- The Pier is showing signs of possible structural damage from the storm and needs to be evaluated.
- It is extremely dangerous to be on the Pier at this time.
City of Venice Notice of rescheduled tentative budget public hearing
- The tentative hearing adopting a millage rate and budget on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 5:01 p.m. for the city of Venice is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.
- A rescheduled tentative budget hearing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5:01 p.m. at Venice City Hall, Council Chambers, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida.
- FPL crews are working 24/7 to restore power to the region.
- It is normal after a storm of this magnitude to be without power for a period of time.
- As of noon Thursday, Sept. 14, 66,990 customers are without power in all of Sarasota County, out of 263,800 total customers.
- Visit fplmaps.com for more information.