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Sarasota County to move forward on Roberts Bay anchoring area

VENICE — The city may be a couple of months away from getting help in controlling the mooring of vessels in the Higel Basin of Roberts Bay.

A proposed Sarasota County ordinance would create an “anchoring limitation area” in the basin that would generally preclude mooring a boat for more than 45 consecutive days in a six-month period. A vessel would have to be “absent from the site or location” for at least 24 hours to start a new 45-day anchoring period, it says.