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The commission will discuss the Colony's extension request again 9 a.m. Monday Sept. 24 at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
Longboat Key Friday, Sep. 7, 2012 2 years ago

Aquarius Board offers Colony extension contingencies

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by: Kurt Schultheis Managing Editor
 

The Aquarius Club Board of Directors sent a letter to the Longboat Key Town Commission Thursday, explaining it still hopes commissioners will turn down a request by the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association for an extension of the re-opening of the resort.

“Our position that you reject the extension request remains firmly intact,” the letter states. “How can any commissioner believe this association is capable of delivering a rehabbed, world-class resort after the past two performances (of this association) before the commission? Enough is enough. Reject the extension.”

If the commission does allow an extension, the Aquarius offers the following contingencies:
• Secure the buildings to deter vagrancy.
• Hire a landscaper to spruce up the property.
• Hire a pest and vermin contractor.
• Hire a private security patrol contractor.
• Produce a viable site plan to the town in six months.
• Provide quarterly update reports to commissioners.
• All interested parties need to make a public progress report in person to the commission every six months.

The commission will discuss the Colony’s extension request again 9 a.m. Monday Sept. 24 at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at kschultheis@yourobserver.com.

 

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