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Red tide and fertilizer impact the topic of Venice City Council discussions

VENICE — Red tide and ways city officials can reduce the impact of fertilizer runoff in the Gulf of Mexico will dominate discussion in several items on tap Tuesday with the Venice City Council.

Venice Mayor John Holic has three separate discussion topics posted on the agenda — a resolution of the Southwest Regional Planning Council regarding biosolids, a direction to staff to get a professional opinion on not removing dead marine life from the beach, and a discussion of Sarasota County’s beach cleanup policy.

Meanwhile Vice Mayor Bob Daniels placed the Florida Friendly Yards program on the agenda for discussion.