From the Desk of the
City Manager
July 2, 2014
Holiday Schedule 

Garbage Containers

Due to the July 4th holiday, there will be no garbage, recycling, yard waste or bulk waste collection this Friday.  Instead, pickup will be one day later on Saturday, July 5th.

Facility hours on Friday, July 4th:

City Hall:

Bobby Jones Golf Club
Open:  6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lido Pool 
Open:  10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex:  
Open:  6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children's Fountain

Upcoming Events 

Festival Parade of Boats 
Main Street:  U.S. 301 to Gulfstream Ave.
Thurs., July 3
7 p.m.

Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular 
Bayfront Park
Fri., July 4
Dusk - approx. 9 p.m.

Powerboats By The Bay 
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sat., July 5
10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Powerboats Hot Pits 
Centennial Park
Sat., July 5 and Sun., July 6
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Armands Boat Show 
St. Armands Circle Park
Sat., July 5 and Sun., July 6
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Offshore Grand Prix Superboat Races  
Lido Beach (Between New Pass & Big Pass) 
 Sun., July 6 
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Coffee with a Cop 
Silver Star - 180 N. Lime Ave.
Tues., July 8
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Due to a delivery delay with the custom made pool heaters, the Arlington Pool will not reopen in time for the holiday weekend.  We're hopeful installations and inspections will be completed within the next couple of weeks and it will reopen around July 20th.

As we approach the holiday weekend, we're taking a respite from the full Weekly Briefs. We'll be back next week!  In the meantime, whether you make it to the fireworks display Friday night or head to the beach this weekend, I hope you enjoy a fun and safe holiday as we celebrate the birth of our nation.

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From sunny Sarasota,

Tom Barwin
City Manager
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