North Port Sets Property Millage Cap

In North Port, a new limit on how much the city can levy in property taxes. It’s the so-called “not to exceed” limit and it’s a figure that caps the millage rate the city can levy on homeowners in order to create revenue. Historically, the not-to-exceed rate has never been implemented but it’s on the […]

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Charlotte Schools Avoid Layoffs, Add Furloughs

A good news-bad news situation for Charlotte county schools. The good news is that the school board avoided layoffs in preparing its new budget, which will show a five-and-a-half million dollar shortfall for the coming school year. All needed staff reductions came through resignations and retirements. The bad news: that deficit remains. That will mean […]

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North Port Voters To Choose Six Issues

A total of six ballot questions will await voters in North Port in th e November election after action by the City COmmission last night. Included on the ballot will be a 46-million-dollar bond issue the repave neglected local streets. That will spread out over three years. The bond issue will join five amendments to […]

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Early Voting Sites

Early voting for the August primary election will start soon. Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent says early voting runs one week, from Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, August 11. Five locations are available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. They are the Supervisor of Elections offices in Sarasota, Venice and North […]

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