Verizon FIOS is now Frontier Communications
As of April 1, Verizon customers in California, Texas, and Florida will now be serviced by Frontier Communications. Residents should expect to have the same exceptional FiOS TV, Internet, and phone service from the new telecommunications provider. Click Here for more.
Parks Master Plan Survey
The city has hired Toole Design Group to develop the master plan based on an analysis of the future needs of the community for parks and recreational activities. Please help support our parks and rec program by following the link below and giving us your opinions in this short online survey. Click Here
Master Parks Plan
The City of Venice is holding two outreach meetings on a master plan for city parks. The city has hired Toole Design Group to develop the master plan based on an analysis of the future needs of the community for parks and recreational activities. The consultant will briefly explain the master planning process and conduct a number of exercises to collect opinions from the public regarding specific needs. The city is developing its master plan concurrently with Sarasota County, who manages 12 of the city’s parks.
Meetings will be held on February 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Waterford Sports Clubhouse, 1460 Gleneagles Dr., Venice, and February 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Avenue, Venice.
2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
The comprehensive plan is a planning document required of local governments by the state of Florida. It endeavors to project needs for the community over the next decade. It addresses elements such as traffic, housing, infrastructure, parks, land use and other vital functions affecting the growth and quality of life in Venice. For more information click here
Check out Venice Area Beautification Inc.’s list of Public Art and Trails/Parks click here
Current Bids and Proposals
Specifications and Bid documents are available by calling Onvia DemandStar at (800) 711-1712 or by their Internet address at http://www.demandstar.com. Proposers may also pick up Bid documents at the City of Venice Purchasing Department, Room 204, 401 West Venice Ave., Venice Florida 34285, (941) 486-2626 at no charge.
A list of active bids and requests for proposals can be found here
More Fun for the Weekend: .
Venice Farmer's Market
200 block of West Tampa Avenue
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon
Santa Maria St. sidewalk project, Beginning March 1, a city contractor will be installing a new 6 ft. wide concrete sidewalk along the south side of Santa Maria St. connecting the existing sidewalks from Nokomis Ave. N. to St. Augustine Ave. This will complete a sidewalk loop around the entire block and provide increased pedestrian connectivity to Venice’s downtown area. Periodic lane closures and traffic delays are expected during this 6-week construction project.
U.S. 41 Bypass widening project, Beginning January 17, 2016, one of the north bound lanes on US 41 ByPass between Gulf Coast Blvd. and just north of Bird Bay Dr. will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. One of the south bound lanes on US 41 ByPass between Warfield Ave. and just south of Business 41 (North) will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6 a.m. The contractor (Bergeron) will be performing the utility and storm drain construction.
Beginning January 25, 2016, Ridgewood Avenue will be closed at US 41 ByPass. Traffic will be detoured to E. Venice Avenue. The contractor (Bergeron) will be performing the utility and storm drain construction in the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and US 41 ByPass. The contractor is also working on preparation of temporary paving in the median. The anticipated duration of this road closure and subsequent detour is approximately 120 days.
Portable changeable message signs will be placed in the area. Use caution when driving in these areas.
Improvements include widening the bypass from four lanes to six lanes, improving drainage, installing retention ponds, constructing 7-foot bicycle lanes, adding concrete sidewalks and relocating and/or replacing City of Venice water and sewer lines. Upgrades to lighting, signalization, and bus pads are also planned. Bergeron Land Development is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2018.
FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE AND TESTING
R&M Service Solutions continues work on the fire hydrant testing and maintenance project. As of the week of March 7, crews will be flowing and painting hydrants in the area of Warfield Avenue west of US 41 Bypass and south of Venice Avenue. When work is completed in this area, crews will proceed to the neighborhoods located off Albee Farms Road.
Read the Mobility Plan
To read the Kimley-Horn Downtown Mobility Plan, copy and paste into your browser: http://tinyurl.com/khq75gf
The 85-page document will take a few minutes to download. When the download is completed, double click on it to open the document.
Listen to a meeting on your computer
On the left of this page, click on meetings, find the meeting you want to view, look to the right of it and click on Agenda, click open, and view. To listen to live audio of meetings, or to watch city council meeting live videos, instead of clicking on Agenda, click on Meeting Details, go to the right and click on video.
My Waste App
Ever forget what day your garbage collection is, what is recyclable and what is not, or want to report a pothole? These and many more things can be done easily with the My Waste App.You can scan the app to the left on your I-Phone or Android.
Other ways to ask questions and voice concerns:
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m
Switchboard: (941) 486-2626
Questions about garbage, recycling and yard waste collection:
(941) 486-2422, press 1
Water or Sewer Emergency: (941) 486-2770 (any time)
Not sure who to call:
Call the Information Helpline: (941) 882-7401
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