More fun for the weekend:
Venice Farmers Market, the 200 block of W. Tampa Ave., is open Saturdays, May 16 and May 22, 8 a.m. - noon.
Memorial Day: City Hall will be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected as usual.
American Legion Post 159 holds a ceremony in Patriots Park, 800 Venetia Bay Blvd., at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 25.
Traffic Advisory: The right turn lane of Ponce De Leon Avenue onto Nokomis Avenue S will be closed to traffic May 20, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A new four-way stop is going in on Tampa Avenue and Nassau Street in Venice the week of May 18. The stop will facilitate safer
traffic flow at an intersection that serves a large church, assisted care living facility and restaurant, as well as general downtown traffic.
Beachgoers, please help these little ones get a start. The city recently planted indiginous beach plantings to help hold the sand in place. Please do not walk on the plants because they are vulnerable until established. The area planted is south of the public beach from Granada Avenue to Alhambra Road. Watch where you walk and try to stay in the designated paths.
Garage Sale Update:
New rules for garage and yard sales, adopted in January, become effective April 27. These sales are now limited to four per calendar year per address in residential districts. They may take place any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Garage sales must be registered with the city no later than three business days in advance of the first day of the sale. Each garage sale may last up to three consecutive days. After April 27, an online registration process for garage sales will be available at http://venicegov.com/Forms/garage_sale/feedback.asp. Paper applications can also be submitted to the Planning and Zoning office. No fee is required. For community garage sales only, contact (941) 486-2626, ext. 28002.
Important Notice: St. Augustine Avenue, on the island of Venice, is a one-way street westbound as of Dec. 5. The decision to make it one way was in an effort to eliminate some of the confusing traffic pattern and congestion on Tampa Avenue, where four areas used to pour into Tampa in a just a few feet. Please watch for signs and enter St. Augustine only from Tampa Avenue. To travel eastbound to Tampa Avenue in that area, use Nokomis Avenue. Law enforcement will issue tickets to wrong-way drivers.
Listen to a meeting on your computer
On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on Meetings-Granicus, 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.
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Call the Information Helpline: (941) 999-1415;
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