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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline will be managed by the Florida Department of Health, and will answer questions on the Zika virus and the state’s preparedness efforts. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 855-622-6735.



What: Venice Chorale “Americana”

Where: Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue

When: February 21, 2016 – 3:30 p.m.


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What: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, 200 Tampa Ave.

When: Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What Else: Friday, March 18, Writers Festival at the Venice Center Mall, 5 p.m. Watch local newspapers for detail


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What: Historic Eagle Point Exhibit & Guided Tours

Where: Venice Museum & Archives 351 Nassau St. S.

When: Exhibit: March 1-July 27
Free Admission
Guided Tours: March 11-12 and 18-19 10 am and 2 pm Tickets: $25 (cash only) Children 15 and under free.
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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

More Fun for the Weekend: .

Venice Farmer's Market

200 block of West Tampa Avenue

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon

Traffic Advisory:

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.


Beginning the week of February 1, R&M Service Solutions continues work on the fire hydrant and maintenance project and will be flowing and painting hydrants in the area of Pinebrook Road and Edmondson Road. Once work in this area is complete, the crew will proceed south working on the hydrants. Please check this site often for location updates. For additional information, please contact the City of Venice Utilities Department at 480-3333.

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The 85-page document will take a few minutes to download. When the download is completed, double click on it to open the document.

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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) 480-3333 (any time)

Not sure who to call:

Call the Information Helpline: (941) 882-7401
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Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




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