Sarasota County, FL Starts Demolition of Mold-Infested Venice Public Library

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Sarasota County, FL Starts Demolition of Mold-Infested Venice Public Library

Sarasota County, Florida, has started demolition of the mold-infested Venice Public Library in Venice, Florida, on March 20th.

The library was closed in January this year after mold was detected in the building.

The Sarasota County plans to construct a new library once the demolition is completed.

In the meantime, the residents have been provided a temporary kiosk and library.


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Venice Public Library to Shut Down Due of Mold Infestation


Sarasota County Commission has decided to shut down the Venice Public Library, Florida, due to mold problem.

Authorities said the decision for shutting it down was taken because the building is 50-year-old and it would be very expensive to renovate and repair it.

Sarabeth Kalajian with Sarasota County Libraries said, “It’s really with an abundance of caution about the well-being of our citizens, all those who visit the library, plus our staff and volunteers, that we made this recommendation.”

A temporary kiosk for the library operations will be established at the nearby Venice Community Center while the commission will begin planning for the new library.


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Florida State University Students Find Mold in Dorm Rooms


Students at Florida State University, who returned to their dorms this week, have reported mold in the rooms.

According to FSU freshman Stefanie Prieto, “I came back on Sunday night, and the moment I walked in it just smelled disgusting and there was like mold all over the floors, all over the furniture, all over my items…The air quality definitely makes people cough, I know when I moved in over the fall, I got bronchitis because of the air quality, and I know people are still getting sick now after they moved in from winter break.”

The university housing department said they discovered the mold in about 50 rooms just before the students returned from winter break. According to Director Shannon Staten, “We started immediately with staff and cleaned the rooms we found, and made sure we were getting in there and trying to get it cleared up.”


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Nobody Shows up at Auction of Mold-Infested Building in Bartow

City management of Bartow, Florida, held an auction to sell the mold-infested, former solid waste department’s building on May 19, however, nobody showed up.

The building, located at 2060 State Road 60 E, was abandoned more than a year ago after its wall and carpet became infested with mold. The city’s Solid Waste Department was temporarily relocated to another nearby building.

According to auctioneer John Martz, “I’ve never, ever held an auction where nobody came… There’s usually always somebody who will buy what you’re selling.”

City Manager George Long said, “I expect that building is going to be demolished and salvaged, to the extent that it can be… Whether that will be done by the city or somebody acting on our behalf, I don’t know.”


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Black and Yellow Mold Discovered in Martin County Building

A repair work request was filed on August 13, after discovery of mold in the General Services Field Operations building of Martin County, Florida.

The black and yellow mold on the walls and ceiling was discovered by the employees.

The work order submitted by the Field Operations/Storm Water Manager Mark Gavitt, shows that there were “Signs of water damage on the ceiling and wall,” and “Water and black mold on the wall.”

As per the work order, the repair work has to be completed by September 11, 2014.


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Monticello City Hall to Get a Grant of $129,986 for Mold Remediation

On April 22, 2014, the city council of Monticello, Florida, approved a resolution to accept bids worth $129,986 from Environmental Protection Associates, for solving mold and other related issues of the Monticello City Hall.

A major contributor in the project will be GIF, who will be providing a grant of $15,000.

The funds will be used for microbial remediation, waterproofing, tuck pointing and other similar works.

The maintenance and repair activities will be carried out during evenings and on the weekends.


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Jury Awarded $12.4 Million to Building Owners for Suing Builders over Mold Issue

Category : Detection , Law , Residential

A jury in Polk county, Florida, has rewarded the apartment complex owners who sued the apartment builders for leakage and mold in the building.

The jury has awarded $12.4 million to the owners, in what is being regarded as the greatest judgment of this kind.

The owners complained that the Westlake apartments and condos, a 300-unit complex, took years to get rid of the leakage and mold issue, which occurred due to the negligence of builders.