The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday directed the county attorney to begin negotiations with interim county administrator Jonathan Lewis to hire Lewis as the next county administrator.
The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.
The North Port City Commission on Monday approved plans for a new aquatic center with a lazy river, water slides, a lap pool and more.
Jonathan Lewis recently accepted a conditional offer to serve as an assistant administrator with Sarasota County government.
The plan calls for improving existing parks around the city and positioning the city as an ecotourism destination, with opportunities for paddling, hiking and swimming.