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HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE SRQ FIELD ROAD PAVING? PLEASE CHECK HERE BEFORE CALLING A BOARD MEMBER OR ANYONE ELSE! THE LATEST AND GREATEST UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE AND ON SRQ'S FACEBOOK PAGE. THE NEWEST INFO IS POSTED HERE ON A VERY TIMELY BASIS SO CHECK BACK OFTEN OR JOIN OUR SRQ FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NEAR REAL TIME UPDATES.......


19 - MAY - 2015

IT'S OFFICIAL! tHE FIELD WILL OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 23RD AT 7:30AM! COME DOWN AND SEE YOUR FIELD! FREE BURGERS AND DOGS FOR ALL SRQ MEMBERS.


01 - MAY - 2015

THE PAVING PROJECT IS UNDERWAY. IT IS GOING TO BE NICE! THE ENTIRE PARK WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL MAY 22ND. HOPEFULLY OUR FIELD WILL OPEN WHEN THE PARK REOPENS.

CHECK BACK HERE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

TO THE LEFT IS A VIEW TO THE EAST OF THE NEW PARKING LOT.

CLICK THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER VIEW.

 

22 - APR - 2015

WITH AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY VOTE FROM MEMBERS AT THE APRIL, 20 SRQ MEMBERSHIP MEETING, THE MOTION TO PAVE THE FIELD WAS PASSED. THE PROPOSED PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 PAVING ARE A GO! MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW ABOUT THIS EXCITING PROJECT AND THE FIELD CLOSURE. STAY TUNED AND CHECK BACK OFTEN, OR JOIN OUR SRQ FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NEAR REAL TIME UPDATES..............NOTE: MCRC AND VENICE HAVE INVITED US TO FLY AT THEIR FIELDS! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...


20 - APR - 2015

THE ROAD AND ALL OF ROTHENBACH PARK IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED! TENITIVELY FROM APRIL20 TO MAY 15. UPDATES TO THE CLOSURE WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE WHEN THEY ARE KNOWN. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS OR ANY AS THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE AT THIS TIME.

AND REMEMBER: MANATEE COUNTY RADIO CONTROLLERS (MCRC) INVITES ANY AND ALL SRQ MEMBERS TO FLY AT MCRC'S FIELD WHILE THE SRQ FIELD IS CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU CAN REACH MCRC PRESIDENT KEITH KRUG AT HIS EMAIL ADDRESS: TPDGURU61@TAMPABAY.RR.COM. FOR DIRECTIONS TO MCRC CLICK HERE OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.MANATEERC.COM. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR SRQ BADGES!
BE AWARE THAT FIELD MOWING AT MCRC IS TUESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS.

road closed sign

02 - APR - 2015

THE ROAD TO THE FIELD WILL CLOSE APRIL 20TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS IS ALL WE KNOW AT THIS TIME. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CALLING BOARD MEMBERS. WHEN WE KNOW YOU WILL KNOW.


29 - MAR - 2015

An abbreviated transcript of the presentation made by David Speed
on our road and parking lot at the Membership meeting of 3/25/2015 is now available.


23 - MAR - 2015

THE NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE MARCH 25, 2015. A PRESENTATION ON THE PAVING OF OUR PARKING LOT WILL BE MADE. FORGET THE RUMORS, LEARN THE FACTS.


25 - FEB - 2015

THE ROAD PAVING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED! THE FIELD AND ALL OF ROTHENBACH PARK WILL BE CLOSED APRIL 15TH THRU APRIL 30TH. THIS MEANS THE 2015 AIR FAIR IS CANCELLED. MANATEE COUNTY RADIO CONTROLLERS (MCRC) INVITES ANY AND ALL SRQ MEMBERS TO FLY AT MCRC'S FIELD WHILE THE SRQ FIELD IS CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU CAN REACH MCRC PRESIDENT KEITH KRUG AT HIS EMAIL ADDRESS: TPDGURU61@TAMPABAY.RR.COM. FOR DIRECTIONS TO MCRC CLICK HERE OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.MANATEERC.COM. BE AWARE THAT FIELD MOWING AT MCRC IS TUESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS.


23 - FEB - 2015

The county has postponed any road activity by the contractor until at least the end of April.
A further update will be provided in the middle of April.


26 - JAN - 2015

There will be no activity on the road until at least the last week March or possibly early April.
No field closures are scheduled at this time.


29 - DEC - 2014

The road repair is scheduled to start in February. The exact starting date is unknown. No field closures are scheduled at this time.


03 - NOV - 2014

WARBIRDS OVER SARASOTA IS ON!

THE  CONTRACTOR AND THE COUNTY HAVE RESOLVED THE ISSUES WITH THE ROAD PAVING. THE CONTRACTOR WILL NOT BE STARTING WORK UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST OF THE NEW YEAR. AN UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED IN JANUARY 2015. SO START GETTING READY FOR THE WARBIRD FLY-IN NOW!


17 - OCT - 2014

The field should remain open with no interruptions at least until November 15th. Another update will be provided before then.


02 - OCT - 2014

The contractor has encountered what is known as “a change of conditions” in the road leading to our field. While the contractor and the county work out the details, there will be no interruption in access to the field. This information is good until October 17th. Another update will be provided before the 17th.


17 - SEP - 2014

The contractor, Frederick Derr & Company, will be off site for at least the next two weeks. You may see engineers on the road but they should not interfere with our access to the field. Look for more updates around October 3rd.

Go fly and have fun.


11 - SEPT - 2014

There will be no construction activity at the field until at least Wednesday, the 17th. Therefore the field will be open with no interruption.


09 - SEP - 2014

AS THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROCEDES, THERE MAY BE UNANNOUNCED ROAD CLOSURES THAT MAY LAST FOR AN HOUR OR THE DAY. WE ARE WORKING ON A WAT TO GET MORE TIMELY INFORMATION. BELOW IS A NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY ON THE PROJECT.

NOTICE:

  • Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources will soon be initiating a project to pave the shell road to the south parking area and to the RC Squadron lease site. The Rothenbach Park Paving Project is scheduled for the period of time from September 2 through December 29, 2014. This project will enhance public access and will also provide improved drainage to protect the closed landfill and reduce erosion along the newly paved park roads.

    • Project specifics:

    • Who:

      • Frederick Derr & Company is the contractor retained by the County for this project.

      • What:

        • The contractor will be preparing for and paving two (2) shell driveways in the park -- one leading up the hill to the RC Flyers parking lot; the second shell driveway leads to the trailhead parking lot in the southern part of the park. The park’s main entrance drive will also be upgraded with new drainage pipes to help alleviate pavement deterioration.

      • Why:

        • Erosion on the shell drives has forced park staff to close the road to the south parking area, and has at times exposed the landfill liner, making it vulnerable to damage. The landfill is strictly regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection which mandates a certain amount of soil covering the liner. Erosion that exposes the liner could lead to fines from the DEP, and if the exposed liner is damaged, required repairs are costly.

    • When:

      • From September 2 through December 29, 2014

    • How this affects park visitors:

      • For safety purposes during construction, the shell driveways will be closed to the public beginning in mid-September. The entire park may be closed periodically, beginning in late October, while construction work is completed on the entrance driveway. Exact closing dates will be posted as construction progresses.

Roth road project.pdf


05 - SEPT - 2014
  • What we know:

    • A contract was awarded to Fredrick Derr & Company by Sarasota County to pave the unpaved roads in Rothenback Park. All necessary drainage, grading etc. is a part of the contract. The paving of the road, which will be 20’ wide, will come up the hill and stop at the beginning of our leased area. The county is NOT paving any part of our leased area

    • 9/1/14: A notice to proceed was issued. Silt fencing has already been installed and ends about where the paving will end at the top of the hill.

    • 11/29/14: Substantial completion is required.

    • 12/29/14: Final acceptance is required.

    • There will be a two week period where the ENTIRE park will be closed, including the weekend in between the two weeks. This means no flying at all. There will be no bicycles, no pedestrians, no cars, no anything allowed in the park except authorized personnel. It is not known, yet, when the two week shutdown will occur.

    • The contractor and the county know of the two events we have coming up. They will do their best to work with us. When they know when the shutdown will occur, we will know and post it here.The club is meeting with the contractor to see if we can negotiate having the road and parking lot of our leased area paved as well. When we know something, it will be posted here.

REMEMBER! If you did not read it here, it is just a rumor.


06 - SEP - 2014

AND IT BEGINS! pICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AS LONG AS I HAVE ACCESS TO THE FIELD......KEITH