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What: Pay up overdue traffic fines without collection agency surchargesSCAT Meeting

Where: Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.


When: Today, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

What Else: An opportunity to express your opinion about changes to the SCAT schedule and collection sites.


What:Venice Farmers Market

Where: 200 block of West Tampa Avenue

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon

What Else: The block is closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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Special Meeting: Venice City Council holds a capital improvement workshop April 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.


Traffic Advisory:


Due to the installation of utility infrastructure, American Legion Way (from Tampa Ave. to the Venice Avenue Bridge), and the easterly portion of Tampa Avenue will be closed April 20 - 30. Drivers are asked to avoid this area.

Beach parking will be affected Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17, while the beach renourishment contractor demobilizes. The northern paved parking loop at Venice Fishing Pier and the parking along The Esplanade will not be available at that time. Closure near the fishing pier and Robert E. Clark Beach Pavilion could be through April 28.

This month, Sarasota County will be milling and paving several streets on the island of Venice, including Ringling Drive, Park Boulevard, Fairway Drive, Gulf Street, Verdi Street and Beach Park Boulevard. Watch for workers on the road and try to use an alternate route when possible. Be prepared for minor delays in these areas.

County Parks Survey: If you would like to comment on Sarasota County parks, please click here to take the survey.

Beach Renourishment Update: The beach restoration is complete and the contractor is demobilizing.

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.

Other ways to ask questions and voice concerns:
Call the Information Helpline: (941) 999-1415;                
or Switchboard: (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005.
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
E-mail: pjohnson@venicegov.com; or
Use the suggestion box at the top of this page.


Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




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