DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS
The three FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in the region will be closed through Jan. 2 for the holidays. There are three Disaster Recovery Centers locations:
• Tringali Park Recreation Center, 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood
• The former cultural center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
• Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port.
All these locations are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, except for the holiday schedule. They will resume normal hours Jan. 3. The DRCs are closed on Sundays.
Charlotte County government offices closed Jan. 2.
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau Office – Closed. Visitors with questions on things to do can visit www.PureFlorida.com.
The Utilities Department (water and sewer) customer service will be closed. Electronic bill pay can be found at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov (under the Departments menu click the Utilities link). Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941-764-4300.
Garbage Collection – Curbside collection will occur as scheduled.
Transfer Stations (both West Charlotte and Mid-County) – Closed Dec. 31.
Zemel Road Landfill – Closed Dec. 31.
Temporary drop-off locations for storm debris (Placida West Boat Ramp and 7000 Florida St.) – Closed Dec. 31.
Community Services Administration offices, libraries, the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center offices are closed.
Captain Don Cerbone Memorial Skate Park – Open.
J.M. Berlin/Rotary Skate Park – Closed.
Recreation Centers are all closed except Centennial Park Recreation Center – Open until 5 p.m. Jan. 2. Closed Jan. 1.
Fire & EMS Headquarters will be closed. All other stations will be open.
County staff will not be manning the South Gulf Cove lock Jan 1-2. The lock will be operational in manual mode.
All city government offices will be closed Jan. 2.
All county government offices will be closed Jan. 2.
Most Sarasota County Government offices and services, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Florida Department of Health-Sarasota: Closed Jan. 2.
Libraries and Historical Resources: Closed Jan. 2.
Knight Trail Park pistol and rifle range: closed Jan. 1-3.
Recreation centers: closed Jan. 2.
Curbside collection services for trash, recycling and yard waste will run on normal day. Place materials at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of pickup.
All solid waste facilities, including the Central County Landfill, the Citizens’ Convenience Center and the Chemical Collection Centers will be closed Jan. 1.
The Citizens’ Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, will be open Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., but will be closed Jan. 1.
The Central County Landfill, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, will be open Dec. 31, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., but will be closed Jan. 1. The landfill office will be closed Jan. 2.
For more information, call 311or visit www.scgov.net.
Hurricane debris collection is paused while collection crews head home for the holidays. Crews return Jan. 3, at which point they will begin the final push of debris collection around the city.
Trash collection: Since Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Sundays, trash collection does not change.